Mobile menu

Pages in topic:   [1 2] >
Poll: In quiet periods you mostly:
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 08:16
SITE STAFF
Jun 1, 2007

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "In quiet periods you mostly:".

This poll was originally submitted by Rebecca Hendry

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:16
Member (2004)
English to French
I like to play video games Jun 1, 2007

Especially the Sims 2!

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 16:16
French to Portuguese
+ ...
Other Jun 1, 2007

I replied "other" because I do what I have to do when I have a quiet period.

For instance, right now I have got no work to do and my baby is sleeping, and I chose to relax a bit, but yesterday I spent the whole afternoon invoicing and doing work-related stuff.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 10:16
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Different activities Jun 1, 2007

Sometimes I play Wii Sports or I tune up my webpage or I'll learn a new language.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Miranda Joubioux  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:16
Member (2006)
French to English
+ ...
I get out in the open air Jun 1, 2007

I try to get out in the open air. I walk my dog, I visit friends I haven't seen for a while, I look after my garden, etc. In fact, I try to do just about anything that gets me away from the computer!

Direct link Reply with quote
 

neilmac
Spain
Local time: 17:16
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Because just "kick back and relax" would be nice... Jun 1, 2007

...but there's always stuff to do, shopping, household chores, formalities like SS payments, bills etc...
I moved to a new house nearly 2 weeks ago and I still haven't managed to unpack and arrange all my stuff, I've had to deal with internet problems and arranging to have my stolen and written off vespa scrapped etc as well as work, and then there's the garden... The swimming pool needs cleaning because my daughter's coming in 2 weeks and she will NOT be amused if it isn't up and running by then...
I've also spent rather too much time time trying to cancel my old wanadoo/orange internet subscription, they've hung up on me twice already, and this on a top rate paying "customer service " line.... I'll try again next week...
I also run a pub quiz on Sundays for people to practice their English but that's finished for the summer, thanks goodness ...
At least I can occasionally escape for the odd hour and go for a bike ride to clear my head before back to the PC...
Maybe within about 4 days I might be able to relax a bit more and see to the pool, but for now it's work all the way this weekend and... where is all my clean underwear???


[Edited at 2007-06-01 14:04]

[Edited at 2007-06-01 14:06]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Anne Wosnitza  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:16
English to German
+ ...
Worries Jun 1, 2007

I still keep worrying whenever there's nothing to do that distracts me.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 16:16
chill... Jun 1, 2007

Anne Wosnitza wrote:

I still keep worrying whenever there's nothing to do that distracts me.



I relax and chill out for a day or two, as it doesn't happen very often. If it is quiet for more than that, I start getting nervous...


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 14:16
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Music Jun 1, 2007

I try to put more time in practicing piano and working on my arrangements, etc. I grab every spare minute for that!

Amy


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:16
Member (2006)
French to English
+ ...
Gardening, housework, lunch with friends ... Jun 1, 2007

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "In quiet periods you mostly:".

This poll was originally submitted by Rebecca Hendry

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


I love gardening, especially at this time of year, so I'm delighted to be able to get at it when work's quiet. If the quiet time goes on even longer, I may find myself forced to clean the house too. If I arrange to have lunch with friends, it usually means that work starts coming in as soon as I've put down the phone.
Regards,
Jenny.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Reed James
Chile
Local time: 13:16
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
Work on terminology Jun 1, 2007

As long as it is during business hours, I actively enrich my knowledge of terminology. I do this by compiling lists, refining my termbases, indexing and searching documents related to my fields of expertise. It is so important to have some "down time" so that when the flood of translation work comes, you are ahead of the game instead of researchinig as you go along.

Reed


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Helene Diu  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 17:16
Member (2004)
English to French
Depends on definition Jun 1, 2007

I suppose if you call cleaning the house and dealing with the ironing pile "kick back and relax", then yeah, I do kick back and relax

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Riitta Law  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:16
Finnish to English
other/work related/worry Jun 1, 2007

I play around with Trados, if I'm not ruling the world in Civilization video game;)

I worry too, because I'm very new to this and jobs are hard to come by in my language pair ....


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Catherine Bolton  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:16
Member (2002)
Italian to English
+ ...
Me too! Jun 1, 2007

Amy Duncan wrote:

I try to put more time in practicing piano and working on my arrangements, etc. I grab every spare minute for that!

Amy


I just checked the computer ... after sitting down at the piano for a bit. Nothing like sitting down at the piano to unwind!
Catherine


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:16
Member (2002)
German to English
+ ...
What quiet periods? Jun 1, 2007

Where do you all get them from?

I assume that "N/A" can be the only answer to this question.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Pages in topic:   [1 2] >


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Jared Tabor[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Poll: In quiet periods you mostly:

Advanced search






SDL MultiTerm 2017
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2017 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2017 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »
Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs