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xxxpucoug  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:31
English to Hindi
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Dec 22, 2004

Hello,

I know we have discussed many times about minimum rates for translations. I bet you guys have never seen anything like this before:

http://www.proz.com/job/68372

US$ 0.006/word! And its a rush job!

Cracked me up

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-12-23 01:21]


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NancyLynn
Canada
Local time: 08:46
Member (2002)
French to English
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Moving this post... Dec 22, 2004

...to the Business Issues forum.

I can understand how you viewed it as a Lighter Side of Translation issue, though!

Nancy


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xxxdf49f
France
Local time: 14:46
ain't seen nothing yet... cont'd Dec 23, 2004

pucoug wrote:
Hello,
I know we have discussed many times about minimum rates for translations. I bet you guys have never seen anything like this before:
http://www.proz.com/job/68372
US$ 0.006/word! And its a rush job!
Cracked me up


thanks for translating the rates, a crack up it is!!
but... hindi, that's for rock-bottom low-low-cost countries...)) - Now, what about high-high-cost countries like France: take a look at this:
http://www.proz.com/job/68173
That was posted Sunday, job to be finished by the same sunday midnight pour "appareil de mesure de pression occulaire" MAIS "le domaine n'est pas technique" (!!!) - OK not 0,006$ but 0,06 euro (note: we're lucky in France if we keep 40% of that after social contributions, professional and income tax). And worst of all, the offer seems to come not from an agency but from a free-lancer in France.
... the lighter side of translation! (??))
best regards
df


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11thmuse  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:46
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free market Dec 23, 2004

The biggest problem is that they probably will find someone desperate enough! Many translators and only a few job offers. It is us who will have to set the standard!

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