Poll: How was your turnover in Q2-2011 compared to Q1- 2011?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How was your turnover in Q2-2011 compared to Q1- 2011?".

This poll was originally submitted by Channa Montijn. View the poll results »



 

Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Slightly down Jul 11, 2011

... but mainly because the second quarter incorporates the Easter holidays and lots of bank holidays.

 

Koen Speetjens  Identity Verified
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English to Dutch
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Little worse Jul 11, 2011

But about the same as Q2 2010, which is maybe a more logical comparison. Wintertime in Norway fits nice to sit inside and workicon_wink.gif In the springtime it's hard not to be tempted to go out and work in the garden...

 

Claire Cox
United Kingdom
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French to English
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Much worse Jul 11, 2011

.... but as others have said it's not really a valid comparison. Far better to compare with the same period last year which shows me considerably up, despite having taken my summer holiday early this year and had lots of bank holidays, conferences and days off for one reason or another.

 

patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:28
English to French
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much better :) Jul 11, 2011

did much bettericon_smile.gif

 

Sonia Hill
United Kingdom
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Italian to English
Better Jul 11, 2011

I've had a very good year so far. The first quarter was really good and the second quarter was even bettericon_smile.gif

 

Maria Drangel  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 05:28
Member (2007)
English to Swedish
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slightly down... Jul 11, 2011

But it not a relevant comparison for me as I had several visitors who stayed for weeks during Q2 and whom I was entertaining, I also travelled extensively myself in Q2 and did lots of other work. I epect Q3 to be at least as good as Q1.

 

Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 23:28
Member (2009)
French to English
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about the same Jul 11, 2011

but slightly better...a slow period in may where I think last year was busier at the same time.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 04:28
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Down! Jul 11, 2011

...

 

Terry Richards
France
Local time: 05:28
French to English
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Slightly down... Jul 11, 2011

...but it normally is, probably because of the holidays.

Normally (5-year average) my quarters go:

1st - slightly above average
2nd - slightly below average
3rd - well below average
4th - well above average

However, the second quarter was up from 2010 which is what really matters.


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:28
Spanish to English
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Better Jul 11, 2011

Can't complain. 1st quarter was quite good compared with previous 2 years and 2nd was 20% up on that.
Which reminds me, I need to do my VAT return again this week...


 

Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:28
Member (2005)
German to English
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Q1 and Q2 are different in length Jul 11, 2011

and in holidays. Which means that Q2 is always worse than Q1.

Therefore, I never compare consecutive quarters, but instead the same quarters over several years. In which case, Q2-2011 was better than Q2-2010, and, due to a family issue last year, I expect the present Q3 to be much better than last year.


 

Joan Berglund  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:28
French to English
about the same Jul 11, 2011

This year has been oddly steady for me in general, unlike the usual pattern of feast or famine. I hope it lasts, it does make scheduling a normal work day a lot easier. Overall income is pretty comparible to last year.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:28
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Up by US$ 5.00! Jul 13, 2011

I estimated when I answered the question, then did the math after seeing all the comments about holidays, etc. There was only $5 difference.

 

xxxInterlangue
Angola
Local time: 05:28
English to French
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Much better, fortunately Jul 22, 2011

260% of Q1, which was the worst in 17 years or so.

 


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