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Poll: When do you make an LWA entry for an outsourcer?
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Jan 6, 2008

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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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another possible answer Jan 6, 2008

It would have been useful to include another possible answer:
"When seeing a BB entry request".


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Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
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Yet another option Jan 6, 2008

I submit an entry after my first invoice is paid, regardless of whether one or more assignments were invoiced. This way, I can also rate one-time customers.

Daniel


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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Sometimes entries are made too soon Jan 6, 2008

I've noticed that people often make a Blue Board entry after having done only one small assignment for an outsourcer. I feel this is really too soon to be making comments such as "Great agency to work for" etc. In my experience, it takes several months, if not years, to really get to know anyone, and that includes outsourcers and translation agencies. This can sometimes make an outsourcers' Blue Board record confusing or misleading, when there are loads of 5s from people who have done one or two assignments for them, together with a couple of 1s from people who have had a negative experience, such as late payment.

I think it would be better if Blue Board entries could only be made after working regularly for an outsourcer for at least three to four months. The only exception should be for late payments, in which case a negative entry could be made after the first assignment.

[Edited at 2008-01-06 14:43]


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Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
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Call for entries Jan 6, 2008

I make LWAs based on calls for entries

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Agnieszka Hayward
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After they pay me Jan 6, 2008

Daniel Šebesta wrote:

I submit an entry after my first invoice is paid, regardless of whether one or more assignments were invoiced. This way, I can also rate one-time customers.

Daniel


That's what I do, too.


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kpi  Identity Verified
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After payment Jan 7, 2008

I also wait for paymetn - to make sure it is on time as agreed on.

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