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Poll: What is your immediate emotion on delivering a fairly large job?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What is your immediate emotion on delivering a fairly large job?".

This poll was originally submitted by Ramona Ali

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Total relief Jun 26, 2007

I’m working on a document right now that’s like one of those nightmares you have in which you’re running as fast as you can but don’t seem to get anywhere.

I’m waiting to reach the end and feel this description from the Cambridge International:

Relief (HAPPINESS)
Noun [S or U]
a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant…has ended.

Phew!


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Fernando D. Walker  Identity Verified

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Happiness Jun 26, 2007

After I finish a large translation, I feel completely happy because I accomplished the task and also because I will face a new challenge.
Regards!


[Editado a las 2007-06-26 15:17]

[Editado a las 2007-06-26 18:31]


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Mentally drained, but happy Jun 26, 2007

Like the feeling I had after end-of-year school exams.
It's always combined with a desire to go shopping for an entire day!


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Monika Jakacka Márquez  Identity Verified
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SATISFACTION Jun 26, 2007

Satisfaction of carrying out a good piece of work

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Monika


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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
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Defintely, relief Jun 26, 2007

John Cutler wrote:

I’m working on a document right now that’s like one of those nightmares you have in which you’re running as fast as you can but don’t seem to get anywhere.

I’m waiting to reach the end and feel this description from the Cambridge International:

Relief (HAPPINESS)
Noun [S or U]
a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant…has ended.

Phew!

You're right, John.

No doubts, the larger the document, the higher the stress and anxiety to finish it. I don't know why, but those documents seem to be endless. No matter how fast you type or how many hours a day you work, you get the idea of not progessing at all.

What a relief to have that "feeling of happiness that something unpleasant…has ended."


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Aurora Humarán  Identity Verified
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Happiness Jun 26, 2007

Au

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Nicholas Ferreira  Identity Verified
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Satisfaction Jun 26, 2007

Monika Jakacka wrote:

Satisfaction of carrying out a good piece of work

Regards,

Monika


I'm with Monika on this one: SATISFACTION at a job well done!


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Ramona Ali  Identity Verified
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The original poll I submitted... Jun 26, 2007

Actually, the original poll I submitted was on emotions upon being awarded a fairly large job, and not upon delivering it. I was curious how others felt because in the beginning, I used to feel very happy and excited whenever I got a big job, but lately, it's been a strange mixture of some happiness but mostly stress, and I feel a little bit depressed even, because I know that the following weeks are going to be filled with little sleep, me rushing through my other non-translation activities, a backlog of invoices to send, not being able to go out on weekends, and so on.

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Heike Reagan  Identity Verified
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I am with Ramona on this one Jun 26, 2007

I used to be happy and excited when I got big jobs - now I like the ones that I can finish within one or two working days max. Anything longer than that is "stress".
When delivering a big job, I'm usually relieved, but it also depends on the deadline: If it was a rush-job, then I'm worried for days that the client comes back with an error I didn't catch!


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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
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446,511 words (banking law) Jun 26, 2007

... although I must add with quite significant repetitions, final delivery and invoicing done on Monday morning.

Had no time to feel anything right then as had to go straight onto other jobs - i.e. was in my robot mode - was just one more that had to take off and clear the runway for an imminent arrival.

Wasn't stressful as I had a reasonable deadline, was very comfortable with the subject matter and, most of all, could continue to do regular clients' jobs (which is almost always the downside to large jobs).

However, just received notification from agency's bank that payment has been transferred to my bank account, despite only being due 24 July, so I'll allow myself a little belated satisfaction at this stage



[Edited at 2007-06-26 16:58]


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Luciana E. Lovatto  Identity Verified
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A mixture of everything Jun 26, 2007

It's difficult to find a right word to describe what I really feel after a project is done. Generally I can say that I'm happy, but I am also satisfied because I was able to finish my job. Of course, if the deadline is very tight, I have to admit that I feel very tired.

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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Happiness is a sent invoice... Jun 26, 2007

... or a warm puppy, take your pick.

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lingomania
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Relief Jun 26, 2007

I must say relief...then comes happiness for a job well done.

Robert.


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Keep the puppy Jun 26, 2007

Steven Capsuto wrote:

... or a warm puppy, take your pick.


Dear Steven,
Please keep the puppy - be kind to it. For me it's mega-relief plus happiness, plus no excuse not to do the gardening/housework etc. but more likely watch Colombo for the umpteenth time.
Love,
Jenny.


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