Unique deadline
Thread poster: raptisi

raptisi  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 23:39
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Jul 23, 2015

I recently had the (interesting) experience of being offered an assignment, with the deadline for the first (of three pages) being 24 min. The total of three pages had to be turned in in two hours, which, regarding an urgent matter, I think is reasonable. But these 24 mins really got me. Why not 24 min 30 secs, or 25 min, then?

 

Radian Yazynin  Identity Verified
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Member (2004)
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Funny Jul 23, 2015

I may suppose that with such a deadline someone is more dead than aliveicon_wink.gif Or just the usual deadline "due yesterday".

 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
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My guess Jul 23, 2015

One can only guess that the deadline for the first page was a set time, and by the time the message was written or sent to you, there were 24 minutes left.

 

raptisi  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 23:39
English to Greek
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TOPIC STARTER
Office Jul 23, 2015

JL01 wrote:

One can only guess that the deadline for the first page was a set time, and by the time the message was written or sent to you, there were 24 minutes left.


Indeed, but, unless you have somebody working in the next door office, how can you rely on such a deadline, half a world apart?


 

philgoddard
United States
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I had a job recently... Jul 23, 2015

... whose deadline was 11:47 am.

 

raptisi  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 23:39
English to Greek
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OK, but... Jul 23, 2015

philgoddard wrote:

... whose deadline was 11:47 am.


...assigned around 11:00 am? Same day? From India?


 

Merab Dekano  Identity Verified
Spain
Member (2014)
English to Spanish
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Not a deadline... Jul 23, 2015

...but "oddline", it sounds to me.

 

raptisi  Identity Verified
Greece
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Thnx Jul 25, 2015

Thanks to everybody for the input and the time taken to comment on this!

 


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