[quote=“Elegua”][quote=“the chief”][quote=“Elegua”]I’m not so negative as the other posters here. Language is a tool to do something else. The key question is, what is that something else? Until you develop that something else, you face the old chicken or egg issue of how to get experience or a skill, not having that skill.
I was a Chinese major, but now I do Finance. I got my first job answering an ad in the newspaper for a salesperson that could speak English (but they weren’t looking for a foreigner). My Chinese got me through the exam and the interview. It was hard yards and low pay for the next 2 years, but I learned a metric shit-tonne that I leveraged into other jobs that taught me more, paid me a little more, but got me enough experience to trick Acme Finance Academy into accepting me, which got me a job at Widgets International two years later.
Keep an open mind about slaving away at those trading or export sales jobs. They suck, but you can learn.[/quote]
Legs, please don’t accuse IL and meself of being “negative” simply because the facts as we see them (which is what the OP was soliciting, neh?) might not be as promising as he/she was hoping for.
Considering that, between us, we have within spitting distance of a half-century’s professional experience in country, wouldn’t you consider our input valuable?
Not to mention the fact that you basically reiterated our position in your own post, except with a relatively happy ending tacked on the butt end.[/quote]
Yes, well, yes…but of all people, Cheiffy, I would have expected you to know the importance of a happy ending.[/quote]
Not since all the saunas shut down, brother.
There’s only that one left open, but every time I go Mr He and Toasty are there…