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Complaint regarding job posting requiring Indians for Spanish-to-English job
Thread poster: Jane Lamb-Ruiz
Jane Lamb-Ruiz  Identity Verified
French to English
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Dec 26, 2002

Deconstruction of Announcement

It\'s interesting that a recent posting that requires Indians for Spanish-to-English translation would be considered racist in the US. I guess they don\'t mean American Indians of either origin (Amerindians or Indian-born U.S. citizens)...

Imagine changing Indians to Afro-Americans...

Also, are the Indians that are being sought ones residing in India only? What about Indians who live outside India? No go, right?

I find the coding of this announcement interesting. We all know what it really means because here on Proz, we often extend a helping hand to those who actually do these translations...

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Bill Greendyk  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:55
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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I think Tayfun's right, Jane Dec 26, 2002

The ad caught my attention as well, Jane, and I\'m afraid Tayfun is right on the mark --this person is looking for lower rates, which he\'ll most likely find in India than in many other countries.

Happy holidays!


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Local time: 20:55
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That's exactly what Jane meant, Dec 27, 2002

she just didn\'t spell it out. They are looking for cheap translators without actually saying so.

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