Living in Poland is like living anywhere else in Europe.
I think the Poles tend to be more connected to nature as manifest by the large percentage of people in Poland who have farms or gardens.
What I mean is there are just as many things in Poland as in the USA to buy and consume, however, the culture here is people would rather spend their time in a park reading a book than a mall.
It is more like it takes people time to trust you and you have to earn your respect. Government in Poland It is exactly like customer service. I think Poland is still a socialist country weighted down by an army of bureaucrats. Poland could be one of the richest countries in Europe, in seven years, if it eliminated the income tax. Demographically Poland is going from 40 million to 35 million very soon.
Customer service in Poland It is getting better but not the best. However, to do this it would have to modernized, computerize all aspects of government. People have few kids and many leave for the USA, UK and now Germany as the EU is one market.
Even in Krakow, there are a number of garden houses. Krakow, the Baltic coast Warsaw even is left for the tourists.
Polish weather is not the best I would say six months you stay inside because of winter. Summer all business basically slow down to a snail’s pace. People are not smiling as much in Poland, I think mostly because of the weather.
But in the end if you argue you will get it, because that is the law. Going on a decade of living here and I do not need a car. Every small town as a good bus or rail connection and every city has trams and buses.
It is very easy to get around Europe without a car. Polish people complain about Polish roads but there is less traffic here.If you are not married it is a great place to find a spouse. It is the same as all over the world, except things move at a slower pace. If you send someone and e-mail do not expect it to be returned right away.Even me, I am lazy about this but in the USA I would not do this.That is the reality because Poland had the war and communism. Further, Poles get around the system a lot so what they report might not be the reality. It will take until about 2025 until Poland is on par with the West in terms of worker. If you are marriage in Poland you wife will stand by your side and be very loyal.But in terms of managers and business owners, except for the extremes it is already there, actually higher as reported in the Economist magzine. She will not care about money and it would be considered gouache to focus on such things.It depends if you live in the city or country in Poland. My wife cooks homemade meals from scratch everyday.