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Poll: Which is the weirdest place where you've ever worked on a translation/interpretation job?
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Other - end client offices Aug 31, 2011

A very weird place indeed, the end client being, erm, someone special.

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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Other Aug 31, 2011

In a hospital room, waiting for my mother to come back from surgery and in the garage of a mechanic, waiting for my car to be serviced.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Hospital Aug 31, 2011

On a really old laptop. I wasn't supposed to have one in the room. I had to hide it when the staff came in.

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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
more than one Aug 31, 2011

hospital and other "medical" waiting rooms, parked car, moving car, airport, kitchen table (not my usual work area!), in bed...

fun question!


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Helen Shiner  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Interpreting Aug 31, 2011

Years ago, in a school for children with Down's syndrome, whilst being constantly whisked off by the children to dance with them! Not weird really, just lovely!

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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Haven't tried the kerb yet Aug 31, 2011

Nor have I ever taken translation work to a party, but have translated whilst the neighbours had the party to end all parties. Ended up typing to the rhythm of the beat.

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Donglai Lou  Identity Verified
China
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Yes, Hospital Aug 31, 2011

When my wife was delivering my girl last year, I found a stand to put my laptop on and do my job in a space between two doors. What is fun was both doors were locked up during the midnight. fortunately, one of the doors is a motor-driven slide one, which I opened by force.

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Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
France
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I'm desperately boring Aug 31, 2011

I work only in my office!

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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
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Tennis match Aug 31, 2011

whilst my sons were playing in a tournament!

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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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English to Japanese
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The weirdest place on earth Aug 31, 2011

My room.

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Rolf Kern  Identity Verified
Switzerland
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Dormitory of military barracks Aug 31, 2011

This was my weirdest workplace.

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Zhoudan  Identity Verified
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Beauty Parlor Aug 31, 2011

I was receiving facial service when a foreign lady came to the parlor. The reception girl immediately brought the lady to my bedside and wanted me to interpret!

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Goran Stankovic  Identity Verified
Serbia
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Other Aug 31, 2011

I was working 14 years as a linguist for US ARMY so now my room is weird place.

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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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All of them Aug 31, 2011

And none of them seem particularly weird to me: if I am forced by circumstances to spend time away from my office/room, I just get on with it as best I can. I am VERY impatient and can't stand wasting time, while at the same time suffering from being a major ditherer and procrastinator!!

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