Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum

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Why do the Polish move to the UK?

This might seem a stupid question. But I have been wondering just why the Polish move to the UK?

Most Polish who move to the UK, work in low paid jobs, live in overcrowded rooms, don't speak English, spend their time with only Polish people. So why do they leave Poland for this? Are conditions so bad in Poland?

Geoffrey

Re: Why do the Polish move to the UK?

To earn some cash!

Even lower paid jobs in the UK pay much better than jobs here. This has started to change a little though with the falling value of the pound against the zloty.

Jobs are also far easier to come by in the UK - although this too is changing.

Re: Why do the Polish move to the UK?

1- Money

2- Many of the Poles who are in the UK would find it difficult to find work in Poland. They aren't the cream of the crop.

Re: Why do the Polish move to the UK?

I dunno about cream of the crop - some of that cream are doing very well in city jobs in London. It's been the smart move in the past (not a city job but working here). With the pound falling many are leaving now. It's a bit like brits going to live in saudi to earn high wages, but without all the restrictions. I'm sure if brits had somewhere like that to go work they would be there in droves too.

Re: Why do the Polish move to the UK?

Almost all come for the money and as Victor says the vast majority of those here weren't doing well in Poland for various reasons.

Re: Why do the Polish move to the UK?

Life in Poland can be very good indeed for those with the right connections, background, education and/or imagination.

Re: Why do the Polish move to the UK?

Very true