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Poll: Do you think freelancing can make one "sluggish"?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you think freelancing can make one "sluggish"?".

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Oleksandr Kupriyanchuk  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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Russian to English
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Vice versa?! Oct 10, 2010

Actually, freelancing can make a fast-moving one move even fastericon_eek.gif and, contrariwise, make a slow-moving one move ever slowericon_redface.gif

[Edited at 2010-10-10 08:23 GMT]


 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
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English to French
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Yes... Oct 10, 2010

... for those who lack self-discipline...

 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
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I agree Oct 10, 2010

Interlangue wrote:

... for those who lack self-discipline...


 

Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Spanish to English
Yes Oct 10, 2010

Since going freelance I've started developing a mucous membrane and a penchant for lettuceicon_wink.gif

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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Not rellay Oct 10, 2010

It all depends on the freelancer, his/her character and what she/he wants in life and the affiliated goals, both life in general as well as one's professional life.icon_smile.gif

 

Anne-Sophie Cardinal  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to French
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I fully agree! Oct 10, 2010

Interlangue wrote:

... for those who lack self-discipline...


 

mk_lab  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 16:15
Member (2004)
English to Russian
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I'm also completelly agree Oct 10, 2010

It all depends on the freelancer, his/her character and what she/he wants in life and the affiliated goals

Good guys - are good, but bad ones - are sure bad icon_wink.gif

Question is how to keep your energetics HIGH working alone (without communications with companions, workfellows, co-workers)?



[Edited at 2010-10-10 13:39 GMT]


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Russian to English
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Opposite Oct 10, 2010

I retired from a full-time job in 1990. If I hadn't had freelance work and ProZ to keep me interested, I could be on the way to senile decay by now.

 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
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Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Sluggish? Oct 10, 2010

Sluggish? For the past ten years I held down a busy full-time job and translated in the evenings and on weekends. Now I am close to retiring but I will put extra effort into my translation business. I don' even know what sluggish means.

 

María Eugenia Wachtendorff  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 10:15
English to Spanish
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Not at all! Oct 10, 2010

Each client is a "boss" you need to keep content. There's no time for sluggishness here.

As we say in Chile: "Al camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente"icon_biggrin.gif


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:15
English to Spanish
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No Slugs Oct 11, 2010

We all have a boss who is totally unforgiving, a slave driver, who we can see every morning in the mirror. Those who don't will have already died of hunger.

And as we say on the border, "camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la chi... [colorful Mexican expletive deleted].


 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:15
Member (2008)
English to Italian
it can, in my case no Oct 11, 2010

Well at the beginning someone can think: Oh I'll do it later...
In my case NO, I have a strong self-discipline, and anyway being sluggish means starting a diet: no work, no money, no foodicon_wink.gif

In general, being a freelancer for me means having also a lot of things to do that I require effort because work is task No 1, I sometimes wake up at 5 am to work, because I want to go to the gym at 9....and at the end of the day I realize how many activities I have "packed" in 24 hours....


 

Marta Cervera Areny
Spain
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Catalan to Spanish
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On the contrary!! Oct 11, 2010

I don't think a sluggish freelancer can survive!

Freelance job means you need to find your clients, do the job and do it well so the client is happy and keeps you sending more jobs. And nobody will do this for you!

If you're sluggish, none of this can happen.


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:15
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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I am with Marta Oct 11, 2010

Marta Cervera Areny wrote:

I don't think a sluggish freelancer can survive!

Freelance job means you need to find your clients, do the job and do it well so the client is happy and keeps you sending more jobs. And nobody will do this for you!

If you're sluggish, none of this can happen.


On the contrary, it teaches you discipline, patience and time-management!


 
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