I don’t know how does that work in other countries but I imagine that it’s a little bit the same thing: in Mexico those who speak good English (and sometimes even those who don’t speak it really well) feel that they are the masters of the Universe and they can get any job they want.
Believe me. IT’S NOT ENOUGH!
Just for example, when we were in Plovdiv, in Bulgaria, we entered to a random supermarket and tried to get some hot food.
We had to use mimics because nobody was able to speak English… but suddenly another employee came, and since she noticed we were speaking Spanish she started talking to us in Spanish!
Yes! She knew Spanish and she was nothing than a regular employee in a supermarket… isn’t that sad?
Even worst, when we were in Wien (AKA Vienna) we found this old guy dancing in the main pedestrian street in the downtown in order to get some money.
I don’t know if he was saying the truth… maybe he’s lying as everybody does when they are writing their résumés, but he claims this:
Lucky you! I speak some German and I can translate it for you!
He says “I don’t have and I’m looking for a home and a job. I speak Bulgarian, Russian, Polish, English, German and Italian”.
So? Are you still thinking that English is all you need?
Think about it…