There is less sarcasm in this post than those in Europe may think. I feel exactly like that.
Edward Vreeburg wrote:
Many of our sources report happy translators should Obama get congress to agree on the increase of minimum wages for fastfood restaurants. "I'm looking forward to flippin'burgers and wearing a uniform again" says one translator, "I can't believe the huge salary I'm going to earn, once that minimum wage is up - I have already prepared my resume!" according to another language specialist. "Being appreciated and in contact with human beings is one thing, but acutally making some money - things are looking up!".
Several of our sources in the translation world report translators will drop their keyboard immediately once they can double their income in fastfood restaurants.