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Hilde Granlund  Identity Verified
Norway
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Mar 2, 2008

Why did I agree to ruin my weekend with a huge job that I am still not done with :S

( I am not expecting any intelligent answers, oh, you poor thing will be ok)

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-03-02 22:45]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-03-03 12:58]


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Oh, you poor thing! Mar 2, 2008

And poor thing me too, by the way!
Four days stuck on my chair.
Dont' know where my rear is.
Well...


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Oh you poor thing! Mar 2, 2008



Or to be less nice: I could have told you so!

Lately, I can't decide if I'm becoming more sensible, or if I'm just succumbing to my lazy side, but I've started rejecting all jobs which are going to ruin my weekends, or even my afternoon...
I'll probably change that attitude as soon as the next credit card bill comes in though...


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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There must be an echo somewhere... Mar 2, 2008

I only hope that the weather is really disgusting, that it's icy cold outside and you are locked up in your house by accident...



Must continue writing now...


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Tatiana Lammers  Identity Verified
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hang in there Mar 2, 2008

Hang in there, poor thing.
You'll enjoy it when it's done and you get paid nicely! =)


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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Oh you poor thing! Mar 2, 2008

Start your next weekend on Wednesday evening to make up for it

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biankonera  Identity Verified
Latvia
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join the club Mar 2, 2008

Its the very same thing I keep asking myself Im only happy it rained here all day at least today.:)) Two days of work when its sunny would have been to unbearable...
btw.. great idea about starting weekend on Wednesday evening, Özden!:)


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Hilde Granlund  Identity Verified
Norway
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Thanks all :-) Mar 2, 2008

I knew I could count on your support.
All done now, only the invoice left
Next weekend will start on Thursday, but will unfortunately not be completely free from work either.

[Edited at 2008-03-04 06:41]


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Agnieszka Hayward
Poland
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Wed+ Mar 3, 2008

bramasole wrote:

btw.. great idea about starting weekend on Wednesday evening, Özden!:)


mmmmmmm, grand idea. I'm already enjoying the thought of it.
And I'm definitely going to introduce the idea to my clients. Really.
I love it!

Many thanks for the inspiration, Özden. And, yes, I mean it.


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Alexandra Goldburt
Local time: 15:56
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Been there, done that... Mar 3, 2008

We all make foolish decision from time to time that we later regret...

I have accepted jobs that ruined my weekends and did not compensate me enough for the trouble more than once! I found comfort in thinking that every time I do a project, I learn something and build a base for the future jobs, that will be more interesting and better paid.

Not sure if it was on any consolation...


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Yolanda Bello  Identity Verified
Mexico
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That makes plenty of us.... Mar 3, 2008

doesn't it?

Oh, well... when we get the money, we'll be quite happy.

Ah, freelance translators...what a rum lot!

Best regards from a fellow sufferer in Mexico,

Y


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 00:56
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Start it anyday Mar 3, 2008

As we say in Turkish, "any day is a holiday for the fool" (Fool as in the 'village fool' - oh, perhaps we are the fools of the global village)

Isn't this the best thing about being a freeeeeelancer?


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