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Poll: In which currency do you most frequently receive payments?
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Agnieszka Zmuda  Identity Verified
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Other... Feb 1, 2007

... Polish zloty (PLN)

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Isn't that just a matter of time? Feb 1, 2007

Agnieszka Zmuda wrote:

... Polish zloty (PLN)




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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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Other Feb 1, 2007

Mostly Danish Kroner, but sometimes pounds (GBP) or Euros.

This is largely due to the fact that the UK and Scandinavia, where 'my' languages are spoken, have not joined the currency union.

I'm happy as long as they pay on time!



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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
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Mostly Norwegian kroner, since that's where I live, and most of my translation is Norwegian texts into English.

Bill


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Mark Nathan  Identity Verified
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An issue for agencies Feb 1, 2007

I guess this is more of an issue for agencies who have to deal with various/multiple currency combinations.

Having once been involved in such a transaction (quoting in pounds sterling, paying a translator in dollars and then putting it all through a euros accounting system), I think we, as translators, should perhaps be more appreciative of this part of the service offered by agencies.


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Agnieszka Zmuda  Identity Verified
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@ Parrot Feb 1, 2007

Hah! This "matter of time" might as well be long enough to see me retired and relying on my savings

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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Euros Feb 1, 2007

I receive payments in euros. My rates are in euros too.

I think USD is a weak currency compared to euro and according to economists, USD is more devaluated each day.

It would be a great idea to set the rates according to the gold standard.


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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MXP Feb 1, 2007

Mexican Peso.
99 % of my clients are based here, so...
1 % Euro.


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Depends Feb 1, 2007

Invoices are usually in USD, but depending on way of payment I get automatically calculated amount from invoice currency to PLN, or in original invoice currency sent by customer (USD, or EUR), and change it to PLN later, withdrawing money.


Anni


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Reed James
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Swiss Franks? Feb 1, 2007

Did the Franks invade Switzerland at one time? I have no idea. Nevertheless, that should read Swiss Francs.

Reed


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Elisabete Cunha  Identity Verified
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This is a surprise Feb 1, 2007

I'm surprise to see that most of the answers are "Euro"...
90% of my clients pay in USD. Of course I would prefer to be paid in Euro, but that rarely happens.


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Elisabete Cunha  Identity Verified
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Mistake Feb 1, 2007

I meant "surprised" of course

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Invade, no Feb 1, 2007

Reed D. James wrote:

Did the Franks invade Switzerland at one time?


... but Charlemagne certainly passed through


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M Helena Ayala
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USD Feb 1, 2007

60% USD
40% Mexican pesos


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