Do you think its rude to speak in a foreign language (ie foreign to the country you are in) to others in the workplace or a social setting when other individuals who cant speak that language are there?
I thought you were talking about a meeting.<br><br>
I've worked in several multilingual environments. Doesn't bother me when people speak amongst themselve in their language. If it includes information I need to know (in a meeting), I ask or I leave. Yes, I've done it.
The background on this by the way is that most of my coworkers are German (and my boss just hired another German). They always speak German to each other at work. It annoys me a little because it seems exclusive but my other non-German (Turkish) coworker gets pissed...
I just tell them that I intend to learn German so I will know when they are talking shit about me! I dont really think they are talking shit about me though. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">