Poll: If the day had 25 hours, what would you do with the "extra" hour?
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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I'd mix it up a bit ... Jul 17, 2010

Spend more time with my family, work more, sleep more, read a book, relax, socialise. I think I need more than one extra hour!

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Choices, choices Jul 17, 2010

I'm like Mary, there are so many options...

I'm debating between sleeping, maybe a bit of exercise, or maybe more time with my current number one hobby: balcony gardening.

I definitely WOULDN'T spend the time working.


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Same old thing Jul 17, 2010

I'd like to think that I would get more sleep, read, or engage in a hobby, but my schedule is hopelessly mixed up because of priorities that emerge. I wouldn't have the discipline to set that time aside and do something different.

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Cecilia Civetta  Identity Verified
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With Muriel Jul 17, 2010

I wouldn't have the discipline to set that time aside and do something different.

That's exactly my case, too. I would end up using that extra hour for work.


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Nicole Y. Adams, M.A.  Identity Verified
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Sleep! Jul 17, 2010

Definitely sleep! I only get about 4 hours of sleep a night these days, so an extra hour of sleep would be more than welcome!

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Trinh Do  Identity Verified
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Hard to say Jul 17, 2010

That "extra" hour is hard to say - maybe some time with the family because there's not much work done or even study during that hour. Or I could do the invoicing which I hate so much, or I've been depriving my family of these precious hours.
Think of the cumulative effect of extra hours piled up over the days, I think I will definitely do the invoicing and spending time with my family.
Or even go through my Webinars as I often miss them even after I've paid for them.


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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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definitely and Jul 17, 2010

Cecilia Civetta wrote:

I wouldn't have the discipline to set that time aside and do something different.

That's exactly my case, too. I would end up using that extra hour for work.


well you know when the time changes, twice a year and for one day our 24 hours become 25?.... well, I have always used it to work... so why should I pretend something different?
have a nice weekend all of you


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Gilla Evans  Identity Verified
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oh, I thought Jul 17, 2010

translators days were 48 hours long. Lots of clients and agencies seem to think so...

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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Other Jul 17, 2010

I would play, practice piano, compose, arrange record, etc. I didn't pick "hobby," because it's not a hobby, it's a career. And actually this is what I do most of the time when I'm not translating anyway...way more than an hour a day, unless I'm really loaded with translation jobs.

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Ikram Mahyuddin  Identity Verified
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Watch tv Jul 18, 2010

I seldom watch TV, so I use the extra time to watch it or read anything interesting.

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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Take some time out for research Jul 20, 2010

I’d spend the time finding out who provided the extra hour and how he controlled time.

Then I’d start manufacturing hours and selling them … for a reasonable price and with satisfaction guaranteed!

I’d make a fortune and live forever.


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