Tuesday, May 1, 2012

18 Freelance translator availability trap

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18 comments:

  1. I've also had that 24/7 feeling, sometimes :)

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  2. 1st of May, public holiday here in Austria, and I am sitting at my computer, working...

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    1. 1st of May, public holiday here in Argentina, and I am sitting at my computer, working... (Globalization?)

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  3. Working here, too...

    Even the turtle has a Christmas hat, how cute :)

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  4. The thing is that Mox looks happy and I do too. I love being a freelance translator!

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  5. But some other days your friends are working and you're on "holidays" . And, of course, you have to tell them so that they see how wonderful being a freelance is (sometimes xD) :]

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  6. LOL! Happy Worker's Day! From Argentina, also celebrating at my computer :)

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  7. That last panel is me.

    I often relate how sad one of my clients must be because I once got a job request from him at 2am on January 1st.

    But perhaps it's sadder that I was checking my business e-mail just about when his e-mail came in...

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  8. LOL! Working at a very low pace here, in Cuenca, Ecuador! Great way to celebrate Labor Day!! : ) May you all working out there enjoy it as well!

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  9. Yeah! Working here in Argentina too. But even when I would like to have this day off like everybody else, sometimes it's so hard to be a freelance translator (out of work) that I won't complain :)

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  10. Hahaha, "to celebrate it I will translate for a few hours"...

    Brilliant.

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  11. How did I spend my Labor Day holiday (in Uruguay)? Glued to my PC, of course (working, not websurfing)...and getting requests at 5 pm with a next-day 10 am deadline. Delights of freelancing...

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  12. Yes but why does he have a turtle/tortoise on his desk??

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  13. The turtle is just an allegorical metaphor for "the easy and calm way" to do things in life (as i.e. translating). Remember, these reptiles live up to 200 years... Regards from Germany (still celebrating May 1st = Labor Day)

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  15. Yes, I know the feeling! Still, I am now making sure that even if I don't get weekly breaks, I always have daily breaks!

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  16. I love your posts, they are so much 'translation business' ; ))

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