we are not talking about British people abroad
Why not ? If the thread asks a question and by that a debate ensues then it is perfectly reasonable to bring in comparisons.
we are talking about THIS country and the people in THIS country
Yes ! See answer above :)
your a teacher
Am I ? I never knew that. Since when did I become a teacher <please get your facts straight>
so you can read the topic i assume :).
Can you though or are you too blinkered to be able to debate and discuss this thoroughly or are you merely just trying to continually have a go at Polish people because they do not act in the way you would like them too ?
ly annoys me when you get all high and mighty, don't do it!!!
Tough ! There are plenty of things that may annoy me about some things you may write !! Please don't tell me what to do or what not to do. I'm a member here just like you and as such entitled to my own views and therefore will voice them. That is what a good debate is all about without getting too personal about the poster.
is that to much to ask??
So what sort of service do you expect when you go to a fast food outlet or a sandwich take away shop ? No staff at those sort of outlets <especially in the South or in busy Stations, shopping Centre's etc > are going to engage in chit chat. That;s aklways been the case especially in London <never mind which nationality> If I go to get a Chinese takeaway or restaurant , they only need the number of the dish you are ordering and they never chat away in English either. So my point is are you expecting something which may be unrealistic and therefore <without meaning too > singling out the Polish people ?
i don't apply for jobs that ask me to speak Dutch because i cannot speak it
The Company who hire them obviously decide what they require from their future employees and I feel sure that if the staff they were recruiting, were required to be able to hold a conversation then they would recruit accordingly. It appears that the type of staff you are talking about in your examples are fast food outlet staff.
I go for a coffee to say a branch of Cafe Nero, in general at least one or two of the staff are Polish, they have sufficient skills to ask me what I want etc, I pay my money for the coffee and that's it. If you said they were engaged to be Call Centre staf and they couldn't speak a word of English then I might have agreed with you.
I used to work a lot in London <well before the recent Polish influx> and most of the staff at those sort of outlets didn't speak English well and if you even smiled at someone they would think it was odd.
in a position where they need to speak it.
So maybe you could expand on this and say what sort of positions are they in , where they need to speak much better English and it is causing problems ?