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Poll: How many times do you go on vacation each year?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many times do you go on vacation each year?".

This poll was originally submitted by Carla Lopes. View the poll results »



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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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Unfortunately Dec 24, 2010

No vacation for me in the last three years.

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Szymon Metkowski  Identity Verified
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Many times Dec 24, 2010

Because it is much easier to take 3-5 days off many times than 2-3 weeks at once.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Dec 24, 2010

It depends.

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Teresa Borges
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The same here! Dec 24, 2010

Szymon Metkowski wrote:

Because it is much easier to take 3-5 days off many times than 2-3 weeks at once.


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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
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Other- many times tambien... Dec 24, 2010

I go on vacation 8-10 times a year. But But naturally with my laptop+wifi...

I like nature very very much. Therefore I am. I can working on such vacations very good.

I like vacation..

I like translation tambien! :: 2 in 1


Anadolu'dan selamlar ve mutlu noeller
Saludos desde Anatolia y feliz navidad

[Edited at 2010-12-24 09:37 GMT]


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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Get it when you can Dec 24, 2010

I also tend not to consider taking 2 or 3 weeks off at a time. As Szymon has said, it's easier to find a couple of days here or there. I took this past weekend off (the first in a long time) and it was as if I had been away for 2 weeks!

I'm sure taking tomorrow and the following day (St. Stephen's/Boxing Day) will also seem like a vacation to me.


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Carla Lopes  Identity Verified
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It's true... Dec 24, 2010

I am sorry to hear that Susanna... but it's a good sign, right?!


It's true, it's easier to go away for a few days than having very long holidays... I am planning to go for 2 weeks next year but I can predict the chaos it will be!!!

And YES, my laptop is always with me and it's amazing how workaholic I am because I always end up working some hours...

Anyway, I wish next year you can all have a great time without interfering with your work, no matter how many times you go on vacation!


Merry Xmas!


Carla


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David Wright  Identity Verified
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How can there be "other" Dec 24, 2010

alongside zero, one, two or more than two - or do some people take one and a half holdiays?

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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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Good signs? Dec 24, 2010

Carla Lopes wrote:

I am sorry to hear that Susanna... but it's a good sign, right?!

Carla


Well Carla, let's say it is a good sign.

Happy Christmas!
Susanna


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Michaël Temmerman  Identity Verified
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>2 Dec 24, 2010

I can't believe how many of you hardly take any time off (and even if you do, you often take your laptop with you?!). Is it because you can't afford or is it because work is the only thing that matters in your life?
If it's a matter of money, I guess I can understand (even though that means you should drastically raise your rates!), but otherwise...


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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
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Hi Michael Dec 24, 2010

IMHO

Because life is very important to live it

Saludos


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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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For example Dec 24, 2010

Michaël Temmerman wrote:

I can't believe how many of you hardly take any time off (and even if you do, you often take your laptop with you?!). Is it because you can't afford or is it because work is the only thing that matters in your life?
If it's a matter of money, I guess I can understand (even though that means you should drastically raise your rates!), but otherwise...


Some translators could be alone, with babies to grow up and no help.
No holidays, no spare time, difficult life.
And rates and money are not priorities.
At least, not in the translation world.
For example.

[Modificato alle 2010-12-24 11:20 GMT]


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Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
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1 Dec 24, 2010

I take a 3-4 weeks' full vacation in February every year. That means NO computer, no business e-mail, nothing, nada, zilch. A true vacation.

Besides that, I take several short breaks during the year. By "short break" I mean that I may decide to visit my parents (we live 500 km apart) for a couple of days, for example, and thus reduce my workload a bit in order to be able to enjoy their company, but I'm still working and most often than not, my clients may not even be aware that I'm not at my usual "headquarters".

Greetings!

Andrea

[Edited at 2010-12-24 12:25 GMT]


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Laureana Pavon  Identity Verified
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As many as I can Dec 24, 2010

I usually take one two- three-week vacation and 8-9 one-week breaks during the year. I share my main holidays with my husband (who's not a freelancer) and we usually go someplace nice and far. On my shorter breaks I usually travel to see my family o with friends.

I prefer to work really hard while I'm at home and then have plenty of time to get out of the office.


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