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Poll: Will you work on this December 24th (today)?
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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No Dec 24, 2011

But primarily because it is a Saturday, not because it is Christmas Eve.

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Ana Escaleira  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Yes Dec 24, 2011

I dont celebrate Christmas so it is a normal day for me.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Yes Dec 24, 2011

Xmas here in Japan has precious little relevance - even if it happens to fall on a Sunday, the day of the week when most people don't work. It's the New Year period when almost all people aren't working and families and relatives can get together that feels more Chrismassy, if you know what I mean.

Merry Xmas!


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Paula Hernández
United Kingdom
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No, for a change Dec 24, 2011

And only because luckily I am free for a couple of days!


JulianHolmes wrote:

Xmas here in Japan has precious little relevance - even if it happens to fall on a Sunday, the day of the week when most people don't work. It's the New Year period when almost all people aren't working and families and relatives can get together that feels more Chrismassy, if you know what I mean.

Merry Xmas!


Julian: but you will have some Christmas cake, won't you? I loved this tradition when I was living in Japan!


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Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
France
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Other Dec 24, 2011

I may work a little bit (according to my mood and if there's some time left), but less than half the day.

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Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
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Working as usual Dec 24, 2011

I get loads of requests during this season perhaps because other translators are taking time off... So I am working when I can (ie when my two-year old is sleeping or my wife is looking after him).

[Edited at 2011-12-24 09:54 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
Belgium
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Yes and no! Dec 24, 2011

I managed to finish yesterday all the projects due for the beginning of next week. So, I have just a few invoices to prepare and some minor administrative work to do, while the turkey is cooking…

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
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Yes Dec 24, 2011

Yup, it's full steam ahead.

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Kemal Mustajbegovic  Identity Verified
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Never on weekend... Dec 24, 2011

I never work on weekend - Saturdays and Sundays are dedicated to my family.

Enjoy the festive season everyone!


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Yoko Busk  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Don't want to but have to ... Dec 24, 2011

My husband is a church minister so he is the busiest, but I have to take my 3 little kids to join nativity and get ready for in laws arrival. Hopefully there's some time left to work before Santa visits us, only to meet deadline in Jan. At least I don't need to commute to work, and more or less flexible around family time, so I feel lucky.

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neilmac
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Yes Dec 24, 2011

No rest for the wicked. But am suspending my disbelief and going to see the new Guy Ritchie take on Sherlock Holmes at 3.30pm with the family and then takeing them out for something to eat, and after that I won't get much work done. I might manage to get an hour or two of work in before they wake up tomorrow too if I'm lucky...

Ho ho ho!


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Milena Nikolić  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:13
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Other - N/A Dec 24, 2011

If I had work to do I would.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Other Dec 24, 2011

I've been working for a couple of hours on my current project.

And now I'm sending out the remaining Christmas cards, although
this is more fun than networking.


I wish all of you (who are celebrating it) a very Merry and Peasceful Christmas!

Regards

Thayenga

[Edited at 2011-12-24 13:09 GMT]


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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yes Dec 24, 2011

I have a project due the 27, so I'll do some work on it today. I wasn't even going to take the project but it's fairly easy. I have a party tonight so I'll try and get as much done as I can.

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