Mox is a young but well educated translator. Two PhDs, six languages...
and he hardly earns the minimum wage.
yeah, I have trouble explaining it to friends and relatives...
Is that me? Am I Mox? :=)
After five years, my parents are starting to accept it.
All I had to do was explain, when I was just starting out, that my second freelance translation job ever entailed working really hard on a big project for a week which would pay my rent for the month... they liked the idea that there are 4.5 weeks in a month and thus ample opportunity to earn at least enough to scrape by!
It's great to see that I'm not the only one! I'll just show this cartoon to my parents :)
Nice! I would have enjoyed a third cartoon. She could have compared Mox tiny salary with the huge salary of her friend's son.
I LOVE this one!!! ;)Thank you so much for speaking my mind, Mox!
I think in love with Mina. She's so cute!!! This blog should be called Mina's blog :)
Had this conversation about a week ago :)
Yet another twisted perception on translation:http://computeraidedelirium.blogspot.com/2010/01/seriously.html
Delirious, I love your story, specially your replies:"No, I sell potatoes now""Sorry, that's how professionals work"They are just perfect.
@MinaLover:Yes, she is cute, isn't she? There's a bit in the December 30 cartoon where she puts her legs up on the table, which is pure Sharon Stone...
I'll send this as an attachment in an email to my grandmother. I just received the following... classic."You certainly seemed to have fixed yourself a useful career,for the moment anyway. Is it what you expected to do when you started your studies? Also you have fixed up agood supply of social and business links. Your most important link of course is your partner and I hope he does not feel too unsettled as he has something which is considered valuable at the moment- a job."Never mind the fact I earn 4x what he does, eh....
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