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Low priced job offer
Thread poster: Christophe Lefrancois

Christophe Lefrancois  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:29
French
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May 9, 2012

Here is a job offer i just received..
Enjoy!

Hi,

We have a assignment in French to English language pair.Please let me know if you are available for us.

Rate is 0.01 US$
No need of Trados.

Thanks
XXXXX

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2012-05-09 11:27 GMT]


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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 07:29
English to Dutch
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No need for Trados? May 9, 2012

No need for anything but Google Translate.
Garbage in (price), garbage out (quality).


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Vesna KK  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 08:29
English to Serbian
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And I thought May 9, 2012

that $0.05/word was bad.

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Abdelhady Hamid  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:29
Member (2012)
English to Arabic
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What a fun? May 9, 2012

I think he has misunderstanding and doesn't live in the world of translation.

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Aditya Ikhsan Prasiddha  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 12:29
Member (2012)
English to Indonesian
just maybe May 9, 2012

well, maybe the job is translating a book for kindergarten kids. this is an apple, etc. worth the fee I guess.

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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:29
Member (2009)
English to Russian
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So you say... May 9, 2012

Kindergarten kids should be content with garbage quality translation (is that what you imply?). Poor young generation...

Aditya Ikhsan Prasiddha wrote:

well, maybe the job is translating a book for kindergarten kids. this is an apple, etc. worth the fee I guess.


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Mike Sadler  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:29
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
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Me too May 9, 2012

I received that one too. Perhaps he should take the next logical step and actually charge translators for doing the work. He could charge a cent a word for middling feedback and a couple of cents for glowing.
On second thoughts, maybe I shouldn't submit this post. He may read it and try it. If you do, H*******, I want a cut of your ill-gotten gains!


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Elena Aleksandrova  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
Local time: 08:29
Member (2009)
English to Bulgarian
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what for??? May 9, 2012

I cannot understand why people have to post each low priced offer in the forum.... honestly...

It is a free market - if you don't like it - don't take it. There is no law against such low rates.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:29
Member (2009)
English to German
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We've had several USD 0.01 offers before. May 9, 2012

Elena Aleksandrova wrote:

I cannot understand why people have to post each low priced offer in the forum.... honestly...

It is a free market - if you don't like it - don't take it. There is no law against such low rates.


This is just one more. Hmmmm


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mimi 254
Local time: 06:29
French to English
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Me too May 9, 2012

I also received the offer. Just to know exactly who the person proposing such ridiculous rates was , i decided to google and discovered that he was accused of being a scammer and non-payer.

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Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 08:29
Member (2011)
English to Romanian
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me too May 9, 2012

but I just hit delete button and bye bye. Not worth even mentioning.

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Tina Colquhoun  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:29
Danish to English
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Funny... May 9, 2012

...that an alleged non-payer should propose such low rates. Why not propose high rates and get a good quality job? If he/she isn't going to pay anyway...

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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 12:29
English to Indonesian
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For what? May 10, 2012

Elena Aleksandrova wrote:
I cannot understand why people have to post each low priced offer in the forum.... honestly...
It is a free market - if you don't like it - don't take it. There is no law against such low rates.

I understand that not all translators here are senior, experienced ones.

Some of them are just newbies having no clue at all of what their services deserve. Similarly, I had no idea of what rates should I charge to my clients when I provided my services for the first time in early 1990.

Thus, posting anything considered low rates will shed some light to translators who do not know decent rates yet.


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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 01:29
Member (2008)
French to English
Agree May 10, 2012

Hipyan Nopri wrote:

Elena Aleksandrova wrote:
I cannot understand why people have to post each low priced offer in the forum.... honestly...
It is a free market - if you don't like it - don't take it. There is no law against such low rates.

I understand that not all translators here are senior, experienced ones.

Some of them are just newbies having no clue at all of what their services deserve. Similarly, I had no idea of what rates should I charge to my clients when I provided my services for the first time in early 1990.

Thus, posting anything considered low rates will shed some light to translators who do not know decent rates yet.


Just as there seems to be a never ending supply of "outsourcers" trying their luck at ultra-low priced "job offers", so there is always an inflow of newcomers to the field that need to learn that such low prices are neither normal nor necessary.


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Miguel Carmona  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:29
English to Spanish
Agree May 10, 2012

Tina Colquhoun wrote:
Funny
...that an alleged non-payer should propose such low rates. Why not propose high rates and get a good quality job? If he/she isn't going to pay anyway...


That's right. That is being stupid on top of being a crook.


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