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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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Feb 28, 2003

http://www.proz.com/job?id=32672



I came across this job posting today... would you apply for it?

It was quite funny to see this as one of the PM\'s tasks:

\"resolving project and payment disputes\".

Ah ah, really? They are already expecting problems?

Also: \"XXX offers a broad range of high-end linguistic services in the estimated 6,800 languages of the world\". Blimey, all 6,800 languages! And you are expected to proofread Papiamentu!

Good luck to all the (unlucky) applicants!



Giovanni

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Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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I agree with you, Giovanni, Feb 28, 2003

that \"language services in all 6,800 languages\" sounds a bit overstated. But isn\'t it normal that agencies would attract appropriate people in case they don\'t have the required inhouse staff? Don\'t you, and don\'t we all, work for agencies sometimes, not only for direct translation clients?



Second: wouldn\'t it be normal that a project manager would face problems with payments for the people they work with (I mean disputes with freelancers etc.) and that a project manager would have to arbitrate in these cases?



Third: read the Blue Board. At least, there are four people who worked with them, an all are nearly 100% satisfied. And if, in particular, Maya states they are ok, I heavily rely on her statement. She would also frankly tell us if it was the other way around.



Fourth: who told you that a PROJECT MANAGER has to be able to understand and profread all languages in the world. He may not know any, as long as he will be able to attract the people required to get the work done. He has to organise, to administer, to have a clue of the basics of management and commerce, marketing, PR rather than to be too deep into translation itself (although, of course, it is an advantage).

That\'s why he is the MANAGER, and not just simply the TRANSLATOR.



So, as to me, there\'s absolutely nothing strange about this job offer.



Obviously, you were in a bad mood when checking the forums.



Salem

Steffen



On 2003-02-28 19:33, Verbum Ltd. wrote:

http://www.proz.com/job?id=32672



I came across this job posting today... would you apply for it?

It was quite funny to see this as one of the PM\'s tasks:

\"resolving project and payment disputes\".

Ah ah, really? They are already expecting problems?

Also: \"XXX offers a broad range of high-end linguistic services in the estimated 6,800 languages of the world\". Blimey, all 6,800 languages! And you are expected to proofread Papiamentu!

Good luck to all the (unlucky) applicants!



Giovanni



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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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mmmmmm..... Feb 28, 2003

>Obviously, you were in a bad mood when >checking the forums.



yes, I was, but why don\'t you apply then... ah, yes, you don\'t live in NYC....



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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
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papiamentu Mar 1, 2003

... I admit to my ignorance: what is it? Second time you mention it since yeaterday, I\'m intrigued!

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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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Papiamentu Mar 1, 2003

Pa·pia·men·tu ( P ) Pronunciation Key (päpy-mnt) also Pa·pia·men·to (-t)

n.

A creole based on Portuguese and pidginized Spanish and spoken in the Netherlands Antilles.



Through the Google dictionary (if the words behind \'Searched the web for\' are underlined you can click on them and a dictionary will open!).



Regards,

Marijke


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