polishcanuck 7 | 462 27 Feb 2007 / #1Currently I am a 3rd year university student, hoping to become an elementary school teacher (here in canada). As my username suggests, I am a polish canadian and would really like to work in Poland however I think the wages are too low. I visit my family in poland every couple of years and I just can't believe how little some people make. I was told that the average english teacher in PL makes around 2500-3000 zl/month starting! That's only $1000 CDN which is about 3 times less then teachers make here in canada (starting salary). And prices (for many products) in poland are not that much different than here in canada. Now, from browsing the forums I've noticed that some of you work as teachers overseas for many YEARS. Why?? Why do you accept so little pay? Does anyone think about retirement and pensions? Working in PL as a teacher gives you nothing in the way of a pension/benefits. Do you do this because you were not accepted into teachers college? I'm sure some of you do this for a short period of time for fun, travel and experience, but what about the others who do this for many years?