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Time zone question
Thread poster: Anne Louise

Anne Louise
United States
Local time: 15:40
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
Feb 18, 2005

When clients post a job with a closing time for bids, do they mean their own time zone, or are they using GMT?

When a European client says closing time for bids is 9:00 PM, what time zone are they referring to? Would a person in the USA need to be up in the middle of the night to be an "early bird"?

I see the site time displayed on the top left of the website - how are we to use that?


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Jeff Skinner  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 22:40
Swedish to English
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Argument from anecdotes Feb 18, 2005

In my as-yet limited experience, it's best to ask the client what time zone they're talking about. I just dealt with a client, via my ProZ mailbox, whose letters were stamped with Pacific time - but he's in New York. It was just a matter of one e-mail to get the deadline time clarified and I was off to work on the job.

In short: when in doubt, ask.


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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:40
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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If you refer to this website Feb 18, 2005

Anne Louise wrote:

I see the site time displayed on the top left of the website - how are we to use that?


Site time is UMT (Universal Metric Time), i.e., almost equal to GMT without daylight saving.


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Anne Louise
United States
Local time: 15:40
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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Thanks, I understand! Feb 18, 2005

Thanks for the advice; I've got it figured out now. Many thanks for your help.

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