Poll: Which non-translating task(s) do you tend to postpone the most?
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Carla Catolino
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OTHER= Jan 20, 2011

All of the above!

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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Everything, except Jan 20, 2011

marketing.

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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Creating/updating glossaries Jan 20, 2011

Personally;

I am polyglot. Internet and my brain have enough resources-sources.

I am happy with NO creating/updating of glossaries (imho naturally).


Anadolu'dan selamlar
Saludos desde Anatolia


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Noni Gilbert
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Ah, the fine arts of procrastination and displacement activities Jan 20, 2011

Filing in my case, both physically and virtually, is at the bottom of my list of things that I am likely to get round to.

Incidentally, this is how I discovered that ironing is not my most hated task - I have been known to iron rather than file!


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John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
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All of the above except... Jan 20, 2011

Studying.

I've mentioned in other polls that I'm studying for my university entrance exam for over 45s. I can't afford to put off studying or the time and money invested will all be for naught.

As for all the other options, I see them at best as necessary evils that force me to spend more time than I'd like to in front of the computer.


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David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
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Bookkeeping Jan 20, 2011

cos all the rest I don't even think of finding time to consider fitting it in somewhere

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Graeme Waller  Identity Verified
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lol Jan 20, 2011

aceavila - Noni wrote:

Filing in my case, both physically and virtually, is at the bottom of my list of things that I am likely to get round to.

Incidentally, this is how I discovered that ironing is not my most hated task - I have been known to iron rather than file!





lol....agree


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Fiona Kirton  Identity Verified
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Bookkeeping... Jan 20, 2011

..and filing/admin more generally. Pure tedium!

When I have studying to do (I'm studying on and off with the Open University), I'll procrastinate wildly, but given the choice between writing an essay and doing my accounts, the essay wins every time.


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Dr. Matthias Schauen  Identity Verified
Germany
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Updating profile/website = marketing Jan 20, 2011

I immediately clicked on "Updating..." since I have been meaning to update my website for more than a year now. But this is part of marketing, IMO, so the Marketing option fits even better, since it shows why postponing this is so bad.

Matthias


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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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Cleaning my office (especially the "physical" part windows, dust, floor mopping, etc.) Used to have a cleaner (and I figure I'll try to find a new one eventually) but even her coming was a hassle

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 20, 2011

... er... all of the above. Shouldn't even be on here right now...

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Other - filing Jan 21, 2011

And it's important, because I think more clearly when my desk is in order and there are no piles of papers around.

I've been procrastinating with filing all my life - I can remember how the papers used to pile up in my first office job more than 50 years ago.

It's the physical papers that drag me down. I'm pretty good about files on my computer, thank goodness!


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