Minimum wage for PROFESSIONAL translators/interpreters
Thread poster: Rad Graban

Rad Graban  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:50
English to Slovak
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Nov 10, 2011

Could it be the new MoJ supplier of translation/interpreting services admitting to paying minimum wage to language professionals?

"This is a self employed vacancy. Professional interpreters/translators required. Employer can accommodate applicants who are fluent in a second language DPSI or similar qualification an advantage but training can be aided for those who wish to attain the qualification. Jobs are available in any local area. The company has given an assurance that this vacancy enables workers to achieve a wage equivalent to the National Minimum Wage rate. Self-employed people are responsible for paying their own National Insurance contributions and Tax. For information on how benefits are affected and whether entitlement may be lost, speak to a Jobcentre Plus Adviser."

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ATIL KAYHAN  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:50
Member (2007)
Turkish to English
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Minimum Wage Nov 11, 2011

Minimum wage for Turkey is a monthly salary that is much below that which is required to live a decent life. You cannot afford a decent apartment and a decent car on minimum wage in Turkey. I am sure it changes from country to country. For example, minimum wage for the United States is an hourly wage that enables a single person to afford a car and an apartment along with a decent life. I had lived in the United States for about ten years. And minimum wage for professional translators/interpreters is called cheap labor anywhere in the world.


wonita (X)
Local time: 20:50
Social welfare Nov 11, 2011

If a person has to live on social welfare, how much does he/she get from the government?

It varies from one place to another in China. In my home town Xi'an it's about 40 Euro per month.


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