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Polish commuters

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 30 Jul 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Just heard on the news that so many people are leaving Poland to work in other countries that Polish companies are now importing workers from India and China :thumbsup:
     
  2. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Which news was that?
     
  3. spen666

    spen666 Guru

    Polish TV
     
  4. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    We have loads of Poles working here in Kent picking fruit & veg etc.
    They are really bad drivers by the way!
    leave cyclists no room on the road.
     
  5. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    There are a few of the more complicated junctions in these parts where I always look out for overseas motorists. I haven't found Poles to be any worse than any other foreign drivers, although they are now very numerous.

    I've never yet had any Pole be rude to me. I did yell at one Polish lady who had gone straight through a red light on her bike and swerved over to be right in front of me as I was waiting at the white line, she got off and pushed her bike back again and said sorry, she was wrong. I have never had that reaction from any British cyclist.
     
  6. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    ah, can't believe I missed that............
    :thumbsup:
     
  7. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent

    Here in Kent they seem to drive Chaved up BMW's not haviing invested in the optional extras of indicators or mirrors.
    They drive at 80+ to get to the farms before 6am!
     
  8. ...cars...yeah - tell 'em a mile off...no polish on the outside... :thumbsup:

    The Silverlink train from/to Richmond is 'rush hour Eastern European'. Some people talk SO LOUDLY - whatever language (but predominantly Polish).

    I'm sure that the Times / Guardian etc etc (believable press!) indicated that Victoria coach station was receiving 14 full coachloads of economic migrants each day. Also, that the mass movement was creating shortages of indigenous labour.

    Still - plenty of building work in Hampsted at a daily rate which is equivalent to a monthly wage elsewhere...can you blame them?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    'Twas the beeb, and they never lie ( do they ? :thumbsup: )
     
  10. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    I lived in Poland for just under a year and had great time. Their driving was atrocious there too. I hated having to use their road network, it was frightening. I think it has the worst death toll on the roads than any other OECD country.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Does anyone remember the joke about the man from Poland who went to the police saying his wife was trying to kill him because he found some Polish remover in the bathroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    No, what was it? ;);)
     
  13. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Am I the only person who had visions of a topic about someone wanting to buff up passing cyclists with a bit of Mr Sheen and a duster...

    I'll get my coat.
     
  14. spen666

    spen666 Guru


    Yes!;)
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I'll have whatever Sh4rkyBloke is smoking !!