About a quarter of the Poles I met in London/South East did not speak any better English than I speak Polish.
Only a quarter is not bad if we take into account the number of Poles in the UK and the fact your government make it easy for foraigners (not only Poles) to get things done in their native language,though personally I don't think I could ever live in a country where I am not able to comunicate with natives in their language.It's like being handicaped,me thinks.
Give it time grubas, you'll soon be seeing the fruits of life in the UK from your fellow Poles back during the holidays and driving around in there nice UK plated cars.
Very few of those in town of Sieradz but I have seen some.Many more nice cars are PL plated yet everyone is saying that they don't have any money.
I should think you could do quite well for yourself in the UK,
Yeah,maybe but I am being put off by the anti Polish sentiment in the UK which I can understand but don't really feel like dealing with.Sure in the US from time to time I meet a person trying to talk down to me because I am a foraigner but that doesn't happen often and is compensated by Americans who make me feel very welcomed.I have met tons of Americans insisting that now I am an American because I live in the US,store clerks asking where am I from and then telling me "God bless you and thank you for coming to the US",girls from High Leigh college telling me that they apologize if someone ever gave me a hard time for being a foraigner and so on.Maybe it's because I am a cool dude but I doubt that would ever happen in the UK or maybe I am wrong as I have never really been in the UK.Also it would probably take me some time to switch from Amglish to English not to mention accent.In the US I already reached the level of proficiency where I am being understood and don't have to repeat myself when trying to get things done over the phone.