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IH Bydgoszcz are recruiting. Unbelievable.
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delphian-domine



Joined: 11 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might surprise some people, but I agree with dragonpiwo here. 1700zl net in today's Poland when wages are skyrocketing is just an insult. Yes, it might accurately reflect what IH can charge their clients in the face of huge competition, but it's still a dreadful wage.

To give an idea: I was doing some job interviews for a PA because my colleague was sick and someone had to do them. Not a single person quoted less than 3200z net for an entry level position, and even our HR said that they were looking to pay between 3000-3500zł net per month.

All the development/etc in the world won't make up for the fact that this is an awful monthly wage. Food prices are going up very, very quickly, and there's just no way that someone without a support network in Poland could survive on such a wage.

I don't blame IH Bygodszcz here, as a quick look shows that they're only getting around 100zł for group classes an hour, so the wage is 'fair', but it doesn't mean it's a good wage by local standards.

Incidentally, average wage in Poland is now over 2500zł net per month, and wages are rising incredibly rapidly.
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manumany



Joined: 28 May 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2,500 post deductions in the real-world is the national average, but IH's 1700 is also after rent and bills, so it's essentially the same.

I agree it's not a great wage, and I make more since I left, but it's the national average for the country it's in.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:39 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

Was making 3 times that in 1998 when Poland was cheap!
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Master Shake



Joined: 03 Nov 2006
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Location: Colorado, USA

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1,700zl net after rent was about what I made when I first started teaching in '06. I was able to make ends meet, just barely. This involved eating pasta, vegetables and rice at home a lot. I couldn't travel much, even within Poland.

Through working that job, I got my foot in the door, however. I was subsequently able to find better paying work, including at the British Council, which paid much better.

So, taking a job like that is great if you want to start a new life in Poland and need to get some exp..

Working a job like that is pretty bleak in the short term, or if you're clueless enough to be doing the same exact job ten years later.
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