Do you ever feel like you are lacking a few strong words in your vocabulary? (here's one btw, you're welcome!) Would you like to impress somebody with a variety of names you are able to call them?
Come to Ukraine, become an entrepreneur!
In just a month your curse words vocabulary will improve dramatically - guaranteed!
I find English curse words list lacking diversity when it coms to describing local business conditions. Always turn to Russian to express my opinion about yet another dumb innovation and paperwork growing larger and larger.
After the recent new tax code adoption, government made small business submit even more paperwork. And this is a so called 'simplified' tax system. Let's see how simple this looks. This is what we had before:
Quaterly reports - 4 times a year to be submitted to the tax inspection
A yearly declaration to be submitted to the pension fund
Today, we have that PLUS we are reqired to submit another declaration every 3 month, and another declaration every f-ing month.
Now, the stupid thing about it is that they are making you submit empty declarations. Even if you do not have any employees, you are obliged to turn in a declaration about your employees salaries with lines. About the employees you don't have.
To make things worth, the wording of the proper way of filling in the blanks is often quite vague and sometimes you find conflicting instructions.
And don't think it will be easy for you to proove it was not your fault in case you make a mistake.
Oh and I forgot to mention the quees in our tax inspection offices. Wanna submit your freaking papers? How about standing in line for half an hour or so?
Ukraine was recognized to be one of the places with the toughest conditions for doing business http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/ukraine/
And maybe there were couple of changes that improved the situation for big business, but believe me, it's not getting any easier for small business, rather on the contrary.
Which is no surprise. It's clear to most Ukrainians now that our government is attempting to get rid of self-imployed people. Many already closed their enterprises and started doing business illegally. But that is exactly what government wants. Illegally working guys are easily controllable through blackmail. You can't speak up or demand anything if you are violating the law yourself.
So, that's why I'm saying, Ukraine is a right country to learn some bad words and idioms. Also raises your adrenaline levels. Come live here if you're bored.)))