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Thread poster: Simon North
Simon North
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Jul 15, 2003

The most unusual translation job I have had so far was about 15 years ago. It was the MBA thesis of the managing director of a leading domestic electrical manufacturer. Most of his thesis covered a plan for restructuring the staffing of the company, including a lot of compulsory layoffs. I had to the translation on his laptop, at his desk, locked in his office. I was allowed to see no-one, talk to no-one, and not mention a word about anything I had heard, read, or seen. I had to sneak into the office early in the morning and slide out in the evening doing the best I could to pretend I had never been there ... odd to say the least.

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Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
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North, Simon North Jul 15, 2003

Simon North wrote:

The most unusual translation job I have had so far was about 15 years ago. It was the MBA thesis of the managing director of a leading domestic electrical manufacturer. Most of his thesis covered a plan for restructuring the staffing of the company, including a lot of compulsory layoffs. I had to the translation on his laptop, at his desk, locked in his office. I was allowed to see no-one, talk to no-one, and not mention a word about anything I had heard, read, or seen. I had to sneak into the office early in the morning and slide out in the evening doing the best I could to pretend I had never been there ... odd to say the least.


My name is North. Simon North Wasn't Roger Moore also Simon Templar?
At least you weren't issued a cyanide pill, right?

[Edited at 2003-07-15 15:13]


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Old one :) Jul 16, 2003

Hi, my name is Bond, James Bond...

-Damme, Van Damme, Jean Van Damme, Jean-Claude Van Damme...


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