It's really bad when just about every damn car here is either German or French.
1) Germans sell their cars here but they buy our stuff as well. They are our biggest partner for importing and exporting goods
2) some of these cars are produced in Poland - like in VW manufacture near Poznan - one of the best in VW corp.
3) you can go to work to Germany or France – not a far trip.
You know what worries me? We (Eastern World, EU, US - you name it) have transferred production of too many articles to China. Short-term it is nice because you get cheap product but long-term - you are staring to loose jobs. It is good to buy cheap LCDs – but no matter how cheap they are - for someone who has no job – it’s too expensive anyway. I’ve also heard that similar process could be noticed for legal or financial services that are now being outsourced to India.
I think one of the primary reasons that factory jobs get outsourced is because unions start demanding more and more benefits. I remember in the States the automotive workers' unions got so many benefits, pay raises, and the ability to prevent, or at least make it very, very difficult for an employer to fire an ineffective union worker. I'm all for organizing a union of workers to prevent exploitation by the employer but when they start doing the exploiting that's when they shoot themselves in the foot.
Poland has also become one of the places to outsource bookkeeping and such. I think there are companies that handle the books for various overseas firms in Wroclaw.