10 euros an hour
Thread poster: Sabine Fischer
I think proz.com is a very good place to meet and greet, but honestly, sometimes I can get quite upset when I see the rates offered by some potential customers.
Just now a job was posted where the people are looking for an interpreter, preferably with a degree in research/marketing and they are offering 10 euro per hour???
My housekeeper makes more money!
I'd rather work as a volunteer than be exploited.
Just something off my chest !
Greetings from a fellow translator (who is a little bit frustrated).
| | Ralf Lemster
Local time: 03:35
English to German
| Ignore it and move on || Aug 22, 2007 |
Have a look at the archives - there have been numerous discussions of this kind in the past.
My advice is to simply ignore offers such as this.
| | Seamus Moran
Local time: 02:35
German to English
When i see these offers i think:
a) how can they insult my/your intelligence?
b) how can they be so stingy?
Nobody should reply to these ads!
Local time: 22:35
| Whose fault? || Aug 22, 2007 |
Nobody should reply to these ads! [/quote]
Unfortunately there are enough translators who bid for the job...
| it is an ever-playing record || Aug 22, 2007 |
Well, if you pay peanuts, you're going to get monkeys.
However, you always have the right to refuse such rates.
| Some jobs... || Aug 22, 2007 |
... are not strictly translation or interpretation jobs, but jobs every bilingual person could do, or even jobs which require a native speaker of a language other than the employer's. I think it is the case here.
But then, the question would be if such jobs should be advertised here in the first place...
I was shocked when I saw $0.02 per word and they were not going to count repeated words!
| | MariusV
Local time: 04:35
English to Lithuanian
| hold your emotions || Aug 23, 2007 |
Earlier I used to get nervous too when I received offers like those 10 EUR per hour or 0.03 USD per word. But now I just a proposal, read it, and if I see 10 EUR or 0.03 USD, or something like that, I just delete that and read the next message. Why you should waste your time and energy for such offers?
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