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Job posting: \"translator is LOOKING for a job\"
Thread poster: Lydia Molea

Lydia Molea  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:55
English to German
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Apr 12, 2002

I just saw a job posting, \"translator is LOOKING for a job\", http://www.proz.com/job/?id=20756. This guy offers 16 language combinations! He must be a genius. And he doesn\'t even have a profile on ProZ! I did not even realize you could post a \"looking for\" ad in the job posting section. Is this ProZ-legal?

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Olga Simon  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 15:55
English to Russian
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And the guy got 20 bids on his posting! Apr 12, 2002

I saw this ad too. The most interesting thing is that the guy got 20 bids after that!

Maybe some of our colleagues are applying for no-matter-what-job, not even reading through the job advertisement? Otherwise how on earth is it possible to collect 20 bids when you are actually LOOKING for a job yourself?





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Ursula Peter-Czichi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:55
German to English
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Support Request Apr 12, 2002

I have sent a support request to check this \"job offer\". It will probably take a little while to remove it.


The \"job offers\" on the German-English site this morning are a sad story....


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Silvina Beatriz Codina  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 10:55
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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How theater-of-the-absurdish! Apr 12, 2002

What I liked better is the \"translations it doesnt matter\" message. One almost hears the poor guy sighing heavily at the pointlessness of human existence: \"it doesnt matter... SIGH!\"





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Lydia Molea  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:55
English to German
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TOPIC STARTER
Agencies maybe? Apr 12, 2002

It scares me to think this, but maybe agencies placed bids on that \"job posting\", actually offering a job? I hope not! Whatever happened to quality?

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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 09:55
German to English
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This guy is not a genius, but a nutter Apr 12, 2002

Any agency that falls for that deserves to lose money.



In my book, 2 active target languages is the most anyone can do (without jeopardizing quality).


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 09:55
SITE FOUNDER
Those 20 bids are not real either.... Apr 12, 2002

Please be assured that those 20 bids are not acctual bids, rather responses from other members like you letting the poster know that their post is not appropriate. This posting will be removed.

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