Poll: How many days per week do you work on translations?
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May 18, 2009

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Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
Germany
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Up to six May 18, 2009

I voted six, as that's the maximum I work. I make a habit of taking at least one day off per week, usually Sunday. But I don't translate six days every week. It depends on my workload and what other commitments I have.

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Constanze Deus-Konrad
Germany
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it depends May 18, 2009

I am available from Monday to Friday and on weekends on demand. Actual working days naturally depend on work charge

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Depends on work flow. May 18, 2009

I work seven days per week when I have work, and rest when I don't.

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Ganka Janeva  Identity Verified
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So am I :-D, 6-7 days , if I have to work :( May 18, 2009

Tim Drayton wrote:

I work seven days per week when I have work, and rest when I don't.


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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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English to French
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A lot! May 18, 2009

7 days a week, usually 10 hours a day, several weeks in a row. Sometimes only 5 or 6 hours on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Then, I take "a long week-end" off (from Wednesday to Monday, for instance).
Contrarily to 41.6% of colleagues (see poll by Sylvie Mathis, the other day), I NEVER work while travelling.


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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As many as possible May 18, 2009

... especially recently, since work is so slow and not forthcoming, I'm willing to work 7 days a week and about 12 hours a day...

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xxxLatin_Hellas
United States
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Six days are the norm May 18, 2009

In boom times I am fully employed basically five days a week and at least half a day on Saturday, occasionally on Sunday, but I try to avoid it.

During slow periods, there is still at least a bit of something every day, occasionally a zero day.

If not fully employed the 5-6 days in a given week, I might be more willing to work on a Sunday.

I've had periods of two or three consecutive weeks with no day off - including doing accounting on Sundays when there is no other day available -, but I do not believe that it is healthy to maintain such a pace for more than that.



[Edited at 2009-05-18 11:53 GMT]


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Julia Ober  Identity Verified
Germany
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Same here. May 18, 2009

neilmac wrote:

... especially recently, since work is so slow and not forthcoming, I'm willing to work 7 days a week and about 12 hours a day...


Same here, so as many as possible.

[Edited at 2009-05-18 13:15 GMT]


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andres-larsen
Venezuela
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depends on the workload and difficulty of the text(s) May 18, 2009

depends on the workload and difficulty of the text(s) to be translated

[Edited at 2009-05-18 15:26 GMT]


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Tarja Braun  Identity Verified
Germany
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7 days May 18, 2009

due to extremely high workload this year

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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Hungary
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7 days May 19, 2009

Tarja Braun wrote:

due to extremely high workload this year


same here , almost

due to extremely unbalanced workload this year


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