Interpreter in Iraq
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Paraschiva Bloju  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 18:47
Member (2005)
German to Romanian
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Sep 16, 2004

good to know - they are our collegs:

"Always in hiding, an Iraqi interpreter's anguished life"

http://csmonitor.com/2004/0915/p01s04-woiq.html


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Alejandra Villarroel  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 12:47
English to Spanish
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$450 monthly wage?????? Sep 18, 2004

I know the cost of living can vary quite significantly from one country to another, but this is just hard to imagine, particularly when you consider the *working conditions*!!!!


Paraschiva Bloju wrote:

good to know - they are our collegs:

"Always in hiding, an Iraqi interpreter's anguished life"

http://csmonitor.com/2004/0915/p01s04-woiq.html[/quote]

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Nina Snoj
Slovenia
Spanish to Slovenian
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450 $... Sep 18, 2004

...may not be much for many (lucky) people, but I imagine it's a lot for Iraq.

Chek out this very interesting webpage:

http://www.williambowles.info/mideast/gen-strike.html


1)A chief engineer with 12 years experience can expect to earn 246,000 ID per month ($120 or $30 per week).

2)Most workers we spoke to were receiving $60 or $120 monthly wages, with those who had put in 10 years service in their workplace getting paid in many cases as much as those with just three years experience.


3)Instead, the CPA imposed a new 10 step, 13 level salary table which sets the country's minimum monthly wage at 69,000 Dinar ($40) per month. This is less than half of the recommended salary of a sweatshop worker in one of neighbouring Iran's Free Trade Zones. The highest wage is a Super A Step 10 3 million Dinar ($1500) currently being paid to governors and high-level ministry staff.


Of course, no European/American/etc translator would go there for this amount of money, and if they would, they couldn't do as good of a job as a local interpreter could.

Have a nice weekend all,

Nina


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