20 February 2007

The World's Local Polish Bank ... HSBC

I have no problem with other Europeans coming to work and live in the UK. I do insist that they have good enough English to get by. If that is the case, then why does the main HSBC in Edinburgh (actually Scotland) insist on putting two signs outside during redevelopment, one in English and one in Polish? I've even noticed signs inside banks now just in Polish. Even though all Poles that I've met have great English, why encourage them to take the easy way out and read Polish? That's not going to help them read better English is it? Quite baffling...