Guardian readers from Romania and Bulgaria with experience of working in the UK react to the media reports of the recent lifting of immigration restrictions. Share your own experiences in the thread below
Romanians carry their luggage for a flight to Heathrow airport in Britain, at Otopeni international airport near Bucharest. Photograph: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
Despite the rhetoric, a poll suggests Britons are, on the whole, happy to welcome migrants from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK. With the Romanian ambassador to Britain today comparing part of the UK media and certain politicians to characters from Waiting for Godot, we asked for experiences of Romanians and Bulgarians who have come to Britain in search of work to gain a better understanding of what it’s really been like.