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Thread poster: Jerzy Czopik

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:00
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Apr 24, 2002

Todays job posting:



http://www.proz.com/job?id=21157



Four pages, deadline on friday - and all at 0,04 EURO per word!

And there were already 5 bids by midday!

Incredible, it seems there are people out there, who wanna work for nothing!



Regards

J. Czopik


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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 14:00
German to English
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Not necessarily Apr 24, 2002

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On 2002-04-24 10:25, JCzopik wrote:

Todays job posting:



http://www.proz.com/job?id=21157



Four pages, deadline on friday - and all at 0,04 EURO per word!

And there were already 5 bids by midday!

Incredible, it seems there are people out there, who wanna work for nothing!



Regards

J. Czopik





The number of bids does not mean a thing. We don\'t know anything about the contents of these bids. My guess (and hope) is that these are messages by fellow members telling the outsourcer to go .... themselves

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xxxivw
English to Hungarian
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I couldn't agree more, Werner! Apr 24, 2002

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The number of bids does not mean a thing. We don\'t know anything about the contents of these bids. My guess (and hope) is that these are messages by fellow members telling the outsourcer to go .... themselves



My guess /and hope/ exactly!

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Anneken
Local time: 20:00
French to Dutch
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That is exactly what I wanted to do as well... Apr 25, 2002

but I finally decided to keep things professional and so I did not place a bid saying:

\"Are you out of your mind or simply stupid? Who in his right mind would work for such a rate?\"



I don\'t envy those who do accept this type of rates though... One must be really desperate to accept such a rate!



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Michael Ellis
Portuguese to English
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Thnik about it Apr 26, 2002

I entirely agree with you Jerzy, here in Brazil the price has dropped out of the market. Local people are translating for as little as 1.5/2 U$ cents per word and obviously have no experience whatsoever. However, many people, agencies and local translators are paying them this rate for some sort of work. However, I will not drop prices, we have to set a standard and most clients should know that if you want something good you have to pay for it. I am also delaying my renewal of membership to Proz at the moment, I need some time to reflect and think about things and work out the benefits of it all.







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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 14:00
German to English
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To each his own Apr 28, 2002

Here\'s another 2 cents:





  • These low-paying agencies keep dropping their rates while maintaining their rates charged to their direct clients.



  • It\'s just a matter of time: with the rates, the quality will go down - and fast. So, at some point, the clients of these agencies will catch on and drop them.



  • Those of our colleagues who are willing to work for peanuts will also be brought to \"justice\": you can keep this up for some time, but sooner or later you\'ll have to eat .





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