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Poll: At what time of day do you get most jobs?
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Nov 6, 2007

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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:17
Spanish to English
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Around noon my time Nov 6, 2007

When my clients in Europe are trying to clear their desks before they go home.

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Mariam Osmann
Egypt
Local time: 17:17
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mostly evening Nov 6, 2007

US noon, and European after noon

sometimes early morning from Asian clients.


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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 12:17
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Anytime! Nov 6, 2007

Morning, afternoon, evening, midnight... because of time difference, as we have between -2 and -5 hours difference with U.S.A., and +4 or +5 hours with Europe.

Also, some clients seem to take their office work everywhere! We sometimes get e-mails from clients's iphones or blackberries, at odd local times or weekends.

Andrés & Letty


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xxxmediamatrix
Local time: 12:17
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Yes ... Nov 6, 2007

Steven Capsuto wrote:

When my clients in Europe are trying to clear their desks before they go home.


... and mostly on a Friday (with a Monday 8 am EU time deadline).

MediaMatrix


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xxxSaifa
Local time: 17:17
German to French
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Friday afternoon Nov 7, 2007

Yes, Friday afternoon, with a Monday or Tuesday deadline.

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Marija Stojanovich  Identity Verified
Serbia
Local time: 17:17
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I'll second that, mediamatrix! Nov 7, 2007

Most of the times I'll be getting new orders within 30 to 15 mins to COB hours, though sometimes I DO get early morning ones - usually short jobs with a couple of hours' deadline.

It got to the point when I decided to offer discount for clients with low wpd requirements and extended deadlines... I'm getting old, I can't stay up all night every nigh anymore! lol


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
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From 3:30 to 5:30 pm GMT Nov 7, 2007

Work arrives anytime, of course, but most popular is between 3:30 and 5:30 pm GMT, presumably when the bankers and lawyers get back from lunch. And often on Friday afternoons, wanted for Monday.
Regards,
Jenny.


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