Polish language more important language in Poland then English. So they feel like failed missionaries.
Crow, that's a weird premise.There is good money to be earnt. But we teachers have to work hard. I started at 7 this morning, and in between times, finished at 8.30, and I haven't done all the form filling and emailing that goes with the job.... the pub won, as it should.
Before hitting the battle cruiser I just spent two hours with a chap who has an interview in 3 weeks, where he is a dead cert to get the job...if he doesn't give the sales director the false impression that he doesn't have an ounce of Anglo-Saxon humour in his body.........
Only he is culture-bound (too modest) and needs to learn the American style enthusiasm of "I am very good at what I do etc etc etc......." And he has no concept of the shock-jock interview from the sales director, after the nice initial chat, and then the HR interview.......
He has to write out the stock answers and paraphrase and learn them to fit his personality, and freely practice them - something that is VERY hard for an adult to do as a self-starter if they are taking the step from the public to the private sector.
That's where people like me come in, and I get well paid for it. It's hard work, and long hours, but he's a shoe-in, and it's bloody satisfying when he gets a result, because it's my result too.
Failed missionaries my foot :)