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Thread poster: Sherey Gould

Sherey Gould  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:28
German to English
Mar 31, 2006

I believe the great majority of us could've won this contest quite easily (had we heard of it in time!) - announcing the winner of the "Home Office from Hell" contest sponsored by an office leasing company:
http://www.offices2share.com/contest/


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PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:28
English to Polish
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Item 9 Mar 31, 2006

Takes the cake.

"When potential clients hear that I work out of my home, they respond with "Oh, so you're not a REAL business."

Pawel Skalinski


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Marion Schimmelpfennig  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:28
Member (2003)
English to German
New item Mar 31, 2006

Wonder if I would have had a chance in the contest with this one:

I have a very hard time explaining to my husband that when I am in my office, I am off to work just like everyone else. I am simply not here, I tell him. 'But I can see you', he always replies.


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Sherey Gould  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:28
German to English
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"Got a second?" Mar 31, 2006

yes, and friends (or worse!) feel it couldn't be that much of a bother to simply stop by and chat for a while because it's also one's home, not "technically" a workplace....
I was actually asked once by a neighbor why I vacuumed in the evenings "since you are home all day anyway" - !!


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Aisling O'Callaghan
English to Irish
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Hellish office following busy spell... Mar 31, 2006

Well there's no better way to describe my office right now than "hell". Of course you could use "disorganised", "sloppy" but having been run off my feet recently my office can best be described as "hell". Today's the day though!! They say, some people thrive in chaos... if so I'd love to hear their secret

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Marion Schimmelpfennig  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:28
Member (2003)
English to German
"She's only doing some typing" Apr 1, 2006

Sherey Gould wrote:

yes, and friends (or worse!) feel it couldn't be that much of a bother to simply stop by and chat for a while because it's also one's home, not "technically" a workplace....
I was actually asked once by a neighbor why I vacuumed in the evenings "since you are home all day anyway" - !!


One of my neighbors (ok, he's very old and maybe even a bit senile), keeps telling everyone around here that I don't have a *real* occupation or business. All I am doing, he says, is typing away at my computer all day long - and what kind of occupation should *that* be???


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:28
German to Italian
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I just hate clients waking me up ;-) Apr 3, 2006

PAS wrote:

Takes the cake.

"When potential clients hear that I work out of my home, they respond with "Oh, so you're not a REAL business."



I couldn't agree more. This is probably what a potential client of mine thought a couple of days ago, after calling early in the morning. I struggled to crawl out of bed and get to the phone, and I was desperately trying not to yawn while speaking, when suddenly the unmistakable noise of an alarm clock was heard


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:28
Member
English to Turkish
Always that item Apr 6, 2006

I even had someone feeling free to ask me babysit her child a couple of hours while she had to go to work... so that I was home, anyway

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Ana Naglić  Identity Verified
Croatia
Local time: 12:28
Member (2005)
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Agree Apr 21, 2006

Marion Schimmelpfennig wrote:

Wonder if I would have had a chance in the contest with this one:

I have a very hard time explaining to my husband that when I am in my office, I am off to work just like everyone else. I am simply not here, I tell him. 'But I can see you', he always replies.


Agree. Also "You've been home all day, why do I have to do the dishes?"


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