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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Oct 29, 2005

I saw this question and response in the sci.lang.translation newsgroup:

XXXXX wrote:
> I am looking for a job as translator. I am at university at the
> moment. The languages I know are German, Italian and English.

I know all the letters, I am looking for a job as a writer.
I can walk, I am looking for a job as an Olympic sprinter.
I can carve a chicken, I am looking for a job as a neurosurgeon.


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Hey, it's something while you wait for your real job to come through... Oct 30, 2005

Someone very close to me, who therefore really should know better as he helped pay my university tuition, on learning that his favourite waitress at the local tavern was being laid off, suggested she speak to me; after all, I make a very good living (and I suppose I'm no more qualified than she is): she's bilingual!


But she never contacted me.

I ran into her at the grocery story the other day and she told me she had put an ad in the paper to start her own housecleaning business.

Hey, if that doesn't work out, maybe she'll get in touch with me for an interpreting job


[Edited at 2005-10-30 21:30]

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Jane Lamb-Ruiz  Identity Verified
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Hey Jeff, what about comic? Oct 30, 2005

And Jeff..most importantly, you are major qualification needed to be a translator...:) That is not a joke.

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#41698 (LSF)
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Why not? Oct 30, 2005

Surgeons start practising by dissecting mice in school.
Pilots begin their formal course by role-playing at video machines they call simulators.
Cops hone their skills by firing away at dummy targets.
Professors had their start by attending nursery schools.
Professional soldiers go for refresher courses at military schools by playing war games on video screens.
And not to be left out, translators trace their roots to the chants of A for Apple.

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