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Thread poster: Erik Hansson

Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
Germany
Member (2002)
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May 4, 2005

Hi fellows,

If you want to know about a strange way of interviewing job candidates at a translating agency in Scotland, you'd better have a look at this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4510127.stm

The 28th Sept 2004 must have been a real hot day. Watch out - maybe this could happen to you, tooicon_wink.gif)

Regards
Erik

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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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Dogbert stroke again May 4, 2005



 

Natalia Elo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:50
Member (2004)
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Still warm May 4, 2005

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Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 20:50
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
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I know about talking the naked truth May 4, 2005

but this is too much.

 

Lingo Pros
United States
Local time: 14:50
Persian (Farsi) to English
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To be or not to be INTERESTED? May 4, 2005

From the news article:

"The woman was extremely distressed and frightened for her safety. She voiced her disgust and Akbar left and came back this time fully clothed."

What was she waiting for sitting there? For a clothed Akbar to continue the interview with?

She "VOICED her disgust" and sat there waiting for Akbar to come back...

Funnier is his lawyer's comments:

"Aamer Anwar, defending, said: "He totally accepts his guilt. It was a serious abuse of his position as he foolishly believed the complainer was interested in him."

So if one is surely believing the job applicant is INTERESTED IN HIM, he can go full monthy!

Next time you go for a job interview, hide your interests!icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2005-05-04 19:27]


 

Can Altinbay  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:50
Japanese to English
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You got to love that last line May 4, 2005

"HIS life has been destroyed." [emphasis mine] We're supposed to feel sorry for him. I think I'll go into this corner and sulk now.

 

sarahl (X)
Local time: 11:50
English to French
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Did he lock the door too? May 4, 2005

Lingo Pros wrote:

From the news article:

"The woman was extremely distressed and frightened for her safety. She voiced her disgust and Akbar left and came back this time fully clothed."

What was she waiting for sitting there? For a clothed Akbar to continue the interview with?

She "VOICED her disgust" and sat there waiting for Akbar to come back...



Right, why would she just sit there and wait for further developments when she was "extremely distressed, frightened and disgusted"?

Something is definitely missing here, any technical translator can see that!icon_lol.gif


 

Can Altinbay  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:50
Japanese to English
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The only thing I can think of is... May 5, 2005

sarahl wrote:



Right, why would she just sit there and wait for further developments when she was "extremely distressed, frightened and disgusted"?

Something is definitely missing here, any technical translator can see that!icon_lol.gif


...that something was lost in the translation. icon_wink.gif


 

Rosa Maria Duenas Rios (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:50
Com on, give the woman a chance... May 6, 2005

sarahl wrote:

Lingo Pros wrote:

From the news article:

"The woman was extremely distressed and frightened for her safety. She voiced her disgust and Akbar left and came back this time fully clothed."

What was she waiting for sitting there? For a clothed Akbar to continue the interview with?

She "VOICED her disgust" and sat there waiting for Akbar to come back...



Right, why would she just sit there and wait for further developments when she was "extremely distressed, frightened and disgusted"?



.. and quote the second part of the sentence: "Akbar tried to restart the interview, but his victim fled and reported the matter to police."

I believe that if this happened to me, I too, would probably sit astonished and paralyzed for a few minutes, before being able to leave the place and decide what to do!



[Edited at 2005-05-06 14:57]


 


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