The problem here is that you're looking at it from the point of view of "how can I make as much cash as possible?".
No, i'm looking at it with the "why waste my time with a management position if I'm going to be paid less and given more responsibility" point of view. And again, like I said, I would never take a director's position if I couldn't speak Polish very very well. It simply doesn't work.
but at the same time, the teacher has absolutely no job security.
again, not what I saw. A year ago when the crisis hit, the ones who got eliminated from schools I either worked for or were familiar with, were the non-natives who weren't pulling their weight, had too many complaints or not enough requests from their students/classes, etc. So basically, the natives stayed, and the 25 year old girls with a "master's degree in English Philology" along with spending at the most 1 month in an English speaking country, got the boot.
You know, the Polish teachers who say things like, "I don't know what should I do."
There's also the fact that you're absolutely at the whim of the director(s) in question - if they decide that you're dead wood, what can you do?
well, if you're not a complete tool, go find another job at another language school. Of the schools I'm currently working for, I am the ONLY native speaker in both of them. There is always work for a GOOD native. The way I deal with bad directors is to simply do a kick a$$ job, get requested and offered lots of contracts as a result, and without me saying anything they are forced to be careful with how they are towards me. Simples. Hard work always pays off one way or another.
and if the school needs to save money, what are they going to cut? It'll be the native every time
and this reflects the Polish business model, time and time again. they simply don't understand that "you have to spend money to make money". like I said, when the crisis began, I didn't see natives getting the axe, but when you have 1....maybe 2 natives working for you and half your contracts specifically request a native, letting the natives go is company suicide.
after all, at least in big cities, it's really not hard to find a native teacher willing to take on a few hours here and there.
again, I live in a major city, and not only is it hard to find a native, but the odds start to near "needle in a haystack" to find a GOOD, responsible and experienced native.