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Why not make it Poland?
A state over 1000 years old, rich in history and culture. Is one of the top 10 largest countries in Europe, have a strong domestic market, low private debt and a flexible currency and is currently one of the fastest growing within the EU. Finding jobs in Poland is easy with Job Coconut.
Current population: 38.54 million 2012 Currency: Zloty
Why not be a part of that? . . . Come on jump on the Polish bandwagon.
Obviously you want to know how to get to the wonderful land that is Poland. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered, what with top notch information and great jobs in Poland.
First of all if you are an EU/EEA citizen or are from (Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland you can work in Poland without a work permit.
For those of you who are non- EU citizens, I’m afraid you do need to have a work permit, but keep in mind you will only be awarded a work permit if no EU citizen can be found to fill the job vacancy and if this is the case it would be difficult to find jobs in Poland.
Note: If you are from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia or Ukraine, you can actually work in Poland without a work permit for up to 6 months.
EMPLOYMENT & BENEFITS:
Right let’s get down to the nitty gritty, what you need to know when looking to move and are on the hunt for jobs in Poland. Of Course you are going to want to know about employment condition and benefits, so keep reading.
MINIMUM WAGE: In 2012, the minimum pay was PLN 1,500 per month for those working full-time.
- Cannot go above 8 hours a day.
- Average of 40 hours in a week.
- Weekly working hours together with overtime cannot exceed an average of 48 hours.
- Employees can receive additional payment or time off for overtime.
Full-time employees are entitled to:
- 20 days - if an employee has been in their job for less than 10 years.
- 26 days - if an employee has been in their job for at least 10 years.
Interesting Note: Average retiring age in Poland in 59, much lower than that of other EU countries. 63 in England and 60 in France.
Maternity & Paternity Leave:
- 20 weeks after giving birth to a child at one time.
- The number of paid maternity weeks off increases when giving birth to more than one child.
- At least 2 weeks of maternity leave may be used before the birth.
- After the basic leave entitlement has been used up, a young mother is entitled to additional maternity leave of 4 weeks (in case of birth of one child) or 6 weeks (in case of birth of more than one child). These additional entitlements will be increased to 6 and 8 weeks respectively, beginning January 2014.
- Currently the maternity allowance (paid salary) during the maternity leave period, equals to full (100%) of salary.
- Parents can take up to 26 weeks paid leave after the end of entitlement to maternity leave. The 26 weeks can be taken by either parent or can be shared between them.
In the large cities of Poland, the public transport system is well established. You can travel around each city or from city to city with great ease, via trains, buses or trams. Making getting to work much easier.
Polskie Koleje Pa?stwowe (PKP) is the main train service in Poland. When using the trains in Poland, it is recommended to take the express trains which run between cities. Depending on your needs it would be a good idea to get a Polrail pass which can last you between 1-4 weeks of unlimited travel, again helping in these hard times especially if you plan on commuting to work.
With tickets for trains, they can only be purchased in the train station itself.
In regards to bussing it, there are local bus services in every town in Poland. It is easy to know where you are going as timetables are posted on boards wither in or outside the bus terminals, as-well-as notice boards on all bus stops along the routes.
Intercity travelling can be done with either the bus or train. Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines which are dotted along the routes and in bus terminal buildings. There are no conductors on board so you must make sure you purchase the ticket before getting on board, especially since you may be caught out by inspectors, who dress in plain ordinary clothes.
The trams in Poland are numbered, and certain numbers are for specific routes, like peak hours, basic connections etc.
All tickets are valid for trams and they stop at each stop on a given route.
PLACES TO GO:
Wieliczka Salt Mine: Kraków, Poland.
Was built in the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007.
The mine's attractions include many of statues, three chapels and an entire cathedral that’s been carved out of the rock salt.
Copernicus Science Centre: Warsaw Poland.
The largest science centre in Poland, where you can learn about the laws of nature. This is all about interacting with science and giving its visitors a thirst for more and to ultimately get involved.
Jaskinia Niedzwiedzia (Bear Cave): in Kletno, Poland.
Go and discover the wonder that is nature and her beauty. Be in awe of what nature can do and make a day of it at the bear which is considered Poland’s most beautiful cave.
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST:
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