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Poll: Is your partner 'jealous' when you work long hours/weekends?
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Apr 14, 2006

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Is your partner 'jealous' when you work long hours/weekends?".

This poll was originally submitted by Marion Schimmelpfennig

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abufaraz
Pakistan
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Not Jealous But Frantic Apr 14, 2006

She is never jealous but she becomes frantic sometimes , when I am unable to perform the outdoor domsetic duties due to load of my translation work.

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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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No. He has flexible hours too! Apr 14, 2006

He's glad I'm happy, and making money! We always find time to be together. Both of us are fortunate in having flexible schedules. He does worry sometimes that I'm not getting enough sleep, though.

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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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No Apr 14, 2006

She's working right alongside me.

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Voloshka  Identity Verified
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No, he is not jealous, he is not happy, Apr 14, 2006

yet is doing his best to take care of our daughter (taking her to the thearte/park, reading books for kids and just going for a walk to the children playground).

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Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
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What about us? Apr 14, 2006

How about an "I don't have a partner" option?

Even Proz is anti us singletons these days!


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Vauwe
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Jealous is the wrong word Apr 14, 2006

No, not jealous but ill-tempered since most of the time we cannot synchronise our time tables.

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David Brown  Identity Verified
Spain
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Jealous, No! Apr 14, 2006

Supportive, yes! My wife accepts that working as a freelance has its down sides, which are more than compensated for by its up sides (more time together, flexibility, etc.).
Regarding the comment on "what about us" referring to those without partners, I would say, use your free time well and, as I said in another forum, work to live not live to work.


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Lack of option Apr 14, 2006

... "No partner"

Anni


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Another bachelor Apr 14, 2006

However, no problem that you didn't include bachelors.

Being a bachelor raises the status of a Technical College tech translator! In alle fairness I lift the veil on my "CV": http://www.henkpeelen.com/fromhemmietohenk.htm


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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No partner Apr 14, 2006

I don't have a partner either, and I love it!

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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
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i was the jealous one ;-) Apr 14, 2006

My ex was an accountant so when it came to key periods in the tax year, he basically lived at the office, so if anything, he was the one who was always late for dates because he had finish off some file.

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Ricki Farn
Germany
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No woman, no cry Apr 14, 2006

No partner, no kids, no family, no cat, no dog - the godchildren would like me to have more time for them, and I always feel that one such relationship is enough (i.e. the relationship between me and my self-declared godchildren that entitles them to make demands on my time).

I know several freelance translators who cut their working hours exactly to the size and shape of their partners' inhouse jobs. I would hate that!!!

Ricki


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Maria Rosich Andreu  Identity Verified
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my partner actually likes it Apr 14, 2006

because he is a hardened gamer and loves the chance to spend a night on his favourite new game in the computer next to me... he works flexible hours too, so that helps as well. He does whine a bit if he has to do all the chores though but he loves to brag to our friends about becoming a stay-at-home-dad someday...

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