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Poll: Are you currently fully-booked?
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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Define 'fully-booked' Mar 11, 2011

I'm fully-booked for the next couple of days and mostly-booked for the week after. I voted yes but could equally have voted no because I'm not fully-booked for a month.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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No - by choice Mar 11, 2011

I took a break. I've been turning down jobs because I got really burned out.

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Ashutosh Mitra  Identity Verified
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Its time to have a break..........for refilling.... Mar 11, 2011

This is a beak time by choice.... to rejuvenate...

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Yes Mar 11, 2011

This week I am fully booked, even to the point of having to decline a job with a deadline overlapping that of my current project.

As of next week, a "down-time" is planned for a couple of days to "recuperate".


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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
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Yes, but... Mar 11, 2011

I am currently fully-booked. But only for 1 week. Maybe 1 week later i will be none-booked

Who knows? Our profession is the most turbulent job in our planet i think.

This is good so. My translation life is such a novel, I dont know what tomorrow (morning) happens. This is nice tambien (IMO).



Anadolu'dan selamlar
Saludos desde Anatolia

[Edited at 2011-03-11 09:27 GMT]


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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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other Mar 11, 2011

busy

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No Mar 11, 2011

I do not consider I am fully booked when I have work only for a few days and do not have to turn down anything.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Mar 11, 2011

Me, myself, I, yes.
However, I have friends/colleagues/collaborators who aren't, and I have been able to pass a certain amount of the excess workflow to them, thus "keeping it in the family".

One friend is currently staying at my place after (what we all hope is) a temporary marital rift, and although he works mainly in another language pair, it is nice to have someone here in person to discuss translation issues with as they crop up. He is also up to his ears in work this week after a longish thin patch where money worries were looming...


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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More than... Mar 11, 2011

It is very up and down at the moment.

So I took on a week's work for a long-standing client at the lower end of my rate scale. (Currency exchange rates were far better when I agreed to their rates...)

I had barely put the phone down when TWO jobs came in from new, better-paying clients. It's going to be a busy weekend.

Happy translating and plenty of it!



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Lisa McCreadie  Identity Verified
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After three weeks of non-stop... Mar 11, 2011

....it's quite nice to have half a day to yourself! When you run out of admin jobs to amuse yourself with though, that familiar angst starts to creep in (I'm always relieved to see I'm not the only one who feels that way when I read these forums ).

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Eliana Decarolis
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Yes! Mar 11, 2011

I am fully-booked from today up to the end of the next week. Hope to keep some hours for myself!

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SJC Paris
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I wouldn't say that Mar 11, 2011

However turning jobs down just on the basis that the offers are unreasonable!

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Jana Novomeska  Identity Verified
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Yes and HOW! Mar 11, 2011

Last month I had a bit of a "dead period" however now I start working at 7am, finishing 23pm.

I hope after this period is over I will get a chance to take it easy for some time, my family really needs it...and me too


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Jana Novomeska  Identity Verified
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Yes and HOW! Mar 11, 2011

Last month I had a bit of a "dead period" however now I start working at 7am, finishing 23pm.

I hope after this period is over I will get a chance to take it easy for some time, my family really needs it...and me too

[Edited at 2011-03-11 11:32 GMT]


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