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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:33
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Dec 21, 2003

I had a conversation with the leader of a local rock band.
He told me that as a self-employed, he considered it to be normal to get his fee before going on stage.
Except for a few exceptions, in the translation world it seems to be the other way around.Just a thought...


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Gloria Pérez
Local time: 21:33
French to Spanish
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different Dec 21, 2003

How unfortunately different from \"our world\", isn\'t it?

Frohe Festtage !


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Ruben Berrozpe  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
My 2c Dec 21, 2003

Quite a few years ago, when was a (mostly unimportant) member of a rock band, we did get our money in advance every time. That was invariably zero pesetas, I fear, as well as (if we were lucky) a few free drinks from the bar to get on stage and have some fun (as opposed to our usually cold audiences, this is as far as I recall).

Then again, we translators are not supposed to be on our particular "highway to hell", are we?

Thanks for bringing those nice memories back to me anyway.
Cheers,

Rb


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
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More thoughts Dec 21, 2003

Williamson wrote:
I had a conversation with the leader of a local rock band.
He told me that as a self-employed, he considered it to be normal to get his fee before going on stage.
Except for a few exceptions, in the translation world it seems to be the other way around.Just a thought...


Risky business. It comes to mind that the Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and countless more have cancelled concerts for the silliest reasons. Concert managers not impressed, they had already paid. Top of that, remember concert goers pay in advance too. That brings to mind too, when I go to movies I pay in advance, and if I don't like the movie I don't get it back. Not long ago I nearly asked for it after watching a horrendous Italian movie...
But we're in a different type of business, aren't we??
P


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Fee up front? Never heard of it! Dec 22, 2003

I've led my own bands and groups for several decades, and I've never heard of getting a fee up front. Please tell me where this place is and I'll book my band there right away!

Amy


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