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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:06 pm 
Grand Poobah
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I got a cold. I have a fever for the first time in I think a decade or something. It's so cold...

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 Post subject: Re: Random Chat Thread 2
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:45 pm 
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I just spent about $425 (USD) on a pair of glasses. Two words: Indestructible monstrosity. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Random Chat Thread 2
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:42 pm 
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You just spent on glasses what equals to almost half of my monthly net income... and I'm working as programmer, full time. Damn, salaries in Poland are low compared to US.

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 Post subject: Re: Random Chat Thread 2
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:07 pm 
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That would be about 3000PLN per month? Do you get exploited by a western company or a Polish one?

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 Post subject: Re: Random Chat Thread 2
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:25 pm 
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Actually, I'm being exploited by polish government ;-) Gross salary 3700, net income 2500. So yeah... 33% taken away by those thieves, fuck taxes. But we have some bonuses: health care, gym, pool, catering for lunch, so it's not that bad really. This is polish company, and that's my first job, I'm still "junior programmer" (I've worked for like 10 months now), after I become "programmer" this should increase substantially ;)

Leaving that.. few days ago I was at Apocalyptica concert, it was great! Anyone else here like that band?

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 Post subject: Re: Random Chat Thread 2
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:23 am 
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The tax amount gets pretty ridiculous when it doubles with stuff like private health insurance and retirement funds. Though, in many of cases it includes whole life (before graduating) of using public education and public health care.

What is working as a programmer like? Did you have to put a lot of additional personal study into getting job-worth skills or was doing stuff from school enough?

Personally, I wonder if western software companies pay the same for work of Polish programmers as for work of western programmers...

I have one of their albums. I haven't listened to it for a long time, though. I liked their music video - I think it was around 2002-4 or something like that. It was about three guys coming with instruments to some empty building and starting to play. It was pretty cool.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:57 am 
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I like them pretty well. Also interesting: Blazeblue soundtrack. It came with the copy of the game I got at a pawnshop, and for a long time I forgot about it, but it is actually pretty good if you like instrumental only music.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:46 am 
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Republicrats?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Republicans masquerading as democrats, maybe?


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 Post subject: Re: Random Chat Thread 2
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Why exactly did we need a new chat topic? Ah well.

As a German/Norwegian I'm much in favor of taxes and welfare state. What goes around comes around.

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Personally, I wonder if western software companies pay the same for work of Polish programmers as for work of western programmers...


If you come over you'll be paid the same, if you stay in Poland you won't, it's pretty simple.

From what I've heard from friends being a programmer is usually not very well paid. Pay only starts to get good after you have a title like "lead software engineer", which is basically the same but with more meetings. Or so I'm told.

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Funnily enough these people are called "liberals" where I come from. They're not.

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