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Poll: Will you continue working during the holidays?
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Dec 31, 2009

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Will you continue working during the holidays?".

This poll was originally submitted by Marlene Blanshay

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
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Yes Dec 31, 2009

On and off yes, but at a much slower rate.

 

xxxInterlangue
Angola
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Of course Dec 31, 2009

Nice and quiet here, ideal to get a good load done!

I prefer celebrating according to my own personal calendaricon_wink.gif


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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of course Dec 31, 2009

I just have too much to do and when I was visiting my relatives, just did not get anything done. But now I am back home, enjoy New Years eve and the normal daily routine carries on tomorrow!!

 

Stefano Costa  Identity Verified
Italy
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Yes Dec 31, 2009

I agree both with Michael Harris and Interlangue... when I was at my in-laws for Christmas I didn't get enough work done and now that I am back home I can catch up, work at my usual rhythm and celebrate whatever I feel, whenever I want to (or at least, that's what I like to say... Ultimately it isn't work that shapes the "holidays" anyhow, it is more my two year-old with coughs and fevers!)

 

Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
Germany
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Only a little Dec 31, 2009

John Cutler wrote:

On and off yes, but at a much slower rate.


I voted "Other", as to say "Yes" would sound like I was working throughout the holidays, which isn't true. I am working a little, but really very little by comparison to recent weeks. My availability is far more limited, and there has been very little in the way of work, anyway. I've written a couple of invoices and done two short jobs, and that's about it.

Happy New Year, everyone!


 

R-i-c-h-a-r-d  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Work if I've got Work Dec 31, 2009

This is a good question.

I don't think I'm going to be working at midnight tonight - New Year's Eve! But will I be working today and tomorrow? Sure, if there's work around.

I visualise the month and year ahead rather like an artist does, as though it were a blank canvas that needs to be filled. At the moment I can't tell you which parts will be filled and which will not.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL


 

Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Late... Dec 31, 2009

This poll is a little late, since the holidays are officially over after tomorrow! I've worked a little during the holidays, but not much. Anyway, a very happy 2010 to all my ProZ colleagues!

 

Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
Peru
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No way Dec 31, 2009

I didn't work on the 24th or 25th Dec., neither will I today that we will prepare as a family several treats to receive the New Year (in about 15 hours from now), nor tomorrow that I'll be dead tired as I'll go to bed late.

I have three pending jobs at the moment with no fixed delivery deadline; they told me to have these ready by mid January or so, so I can arrange my working schedule as I please. My children have holidays too these days, so it would be a pity to be working at the computer while everybody else is relaxing, having fun, playing with fireworks, enjoying a good dinner, etc.

Happy New Year Greetings to all of you!!!


 

Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
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Less than a full day Dec 31, 2009

but yes, I am working today and tomorrow, and worked a few hours each day over the holidays.
I have a deadline on the 6th, and another on the 4th.


 

Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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so far not! Dec 31, 2009

I did work through the holidays last year, right to the 27th. The early half of the month was really quiet and i needed the work, so i told my clients i'd be available. I'm single with no kids so I can spare the time. However, nothing materialized this year and most of them seem to be on holiday, so the holidays this year have been really quiet, work wise. I haven't minded that much, having some time off. However the holidays are over after the weekend! Most people are returning to work on monday

i agree the poll is late but i suggested it over a week ago, before xmas for sure. I figured they'd have nixed it by now.



[Edited at 2009-12-31 14:33 GMT]


 

Anita du Plessis  Identity Verified
South Africa
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At a leisurely pace! Dec 31, 2009

I like Richard's comment and work if there is work to be done, but I am certainly not going to break a leg in the process of finishing it.

Feeling quite relaxed and mellow after a nice little holiday at my daughter.

May you all have a good New Year, balancing family life with work harmoniously!


 

Stéphanie Soudais  Identity Verified
France
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Meaning of holidays? Dec 31, 2009

Usually it takes several weeks/months between a poll submission and its displaying. Was the person who asked this question really refering to the end of 2009?

Anyway, I answered "other" because I consider that "holidays" and "work" are antonyms. If I am on holiday, I don't work; and if I work, I am not on holiday.

Stéphanie


 

Francisco Rocha  Identity Verified
Brazil
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As usual Dec 31, 2009

I had to work this holidays, but I'm taking some time off after all the people leave the beaches just for myself.

 

Maria Drangel  Identity Verified
Sweden
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I couldn´t agree with you more! Dec 31, 2009

Interlangue wrote:

I prefer celebrating according to my own personal calendaricon_wink.gif


I will have my holidays when trips are inexpensive and when everyone else is working!


 
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