posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 12:10 AM
Ok, well I’m from Ireland (But also a British Citizen), I loved the poles being in Ireland, they worked so hard and boost the country (I’m talking
pre 2008 obviously), but they worked hard, most I knew worked 2 or 3 jobs and didn’t undercut anyone.
I was working for RBS in Dublin and there were poles there were two poles there who were qualified as teachers, but what was their job? Collecting the
bins and paper and taking it down stairs. Why? Because their level of English was not great, but after working there for a while it did get better and
they were improving their own lives. Did they undercut Irish people for the position? No, they didn’t. My friends where the people who did the
recruiting for that section of RBS and they would get hundreds of CV’s from Irish people... but the Irish candidates would never turn up for the
interview, would come in a tracksuit, would get their mum to go to the interview instead (yes this happened), but overall they were pretty lazy. The
poles were the ones who came to the interview on time, dressed for it and knew their stuff.
So they were not undercutting jobs, they were just being pro-active.
Also the comment about them all flooding just for benefits is bull, all the poles I know that came mainly came to work and improve their English.
I just get sick of it when I hear this crap against poles, my partner is polish (but group up in Australia), but because he has a polish passport he
was able to live in Ireland with me, all the time when looking for work people treated him like # (they assumed he had just come off the boat from
Poland with no English), they seen his name on the CV and wouldn’t even look, it was ridiculous some of the attitudes I seen used towards him.
If all the British Chavs got off their arse and got a job then there would be no reason for the poles to come as there would be no work, the reason
there is work in the UK is because so many Brits won’t do those type of jobs and would rather stay on benefits (not all Brits obviously, just the
Chavs, but you get my point).
You also have to look at our own people, the Brits and Irish are amongst the worst overseas, I seen it in Europe (Czech and Spain mostly) and even
here in Australia, I specifically try to avoid knowing any Brits or Irish here.
I also think a lot of the Brits need to educate themselves on the EU, when the news talks about all these “illegal migrants” or “Migrants
getting housing and benefits” it’s usually third countries (non-EU) as EU citizens are allowed to move anywhere within the EU.... just how the
Brits have flooded Spain and the south France.
But in agreement with Freeborn I have to say, yes a lot of Polish in Poland are rude, I went for a holiday (to visit partner’s family) and to this
day it’s still the rudest country I have been too.
I do think the points system for the UK is a great idea and I do think you should have to wait 10 years before you can get citizenship, I mean if you
are there for 10 years and living by the laws and speak the language then I think that shows you are now loyal to the UK and call it home.
The problem I think with migrants in the UK are the ones who don’t assimilate, the ones who want to force their own relegions and ideologies onto
other people.... yes i’m talking about Muslims here.
All the current EU countries share a similar background, culture etc etc, so assimilating is not a problem... I’m yet to meet an eastern European in
the UK who doesn’t want to learn English. This is why I think it would be a huge problem if Turkey gets into the EU.
[edit on 5/8/2009 by Mikey84]