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Re: new p-doc

Posted by alexandra_k on August 18, 2013, at 2:05:37

In reply to Re: new p-doc, posted by alexandra_k on August 18, 2013, at 1:41:04

i think it is because...

new zealand is a kind of a gateway into the west. our immigration points system is kinder than most (than aussie, canada, the uk, usa). in particular: we would LOVE for people to come here who can't speak English. We would LOVE to take their money and teach them how to speak English.

so a lot of people come here for 6 months or 1 year to improve their English (by taking a course or just by immersion) which is their entry ticket to aussie or canada or the uk or the usa. a lot decide to stay here for 2 years (citizenship yay!) then board the plane for aussie (can live and work for as long as you like no visa required).

most of the p-docs... are only here for 6 months or a year. most of the p-docs... aren't native english speakers. a lot of the time it is hard to know whether there is miscommunication or whether they are testing appropriatness of emotional responses (e.g., how i was asked whether i was disappointed that they saw me so quickly - i thought she was joking to see if i had appropriate humor but i see now she messed up her words. similarly she wrote 'acute care' for me, but what she meant was that i had been seen by the CAT team which is an acute care service).

in all my years in the service... all of my p-docs have been middle eastern / eastern european... one exception was canadian... he was here for 6 months because of something something about his wife... then they retired to canada.




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