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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When I have less work, I...".

This poll was originally submitted by Nina Khmielnitzky. View the poll results »



 

Mike Sadler  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:39
Spanish to English
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...get out in the garden, Aug 14, 2013

with my phone in my pocket.

 

Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
Syria
Local time: 02:39
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
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Multiple answers Aug 14, 2013

This is one of those polls that should really allow for choosing multiple answers.
Sometimes I feel/do ALL of these things when I don't have work! Freelance heaven! (Or '?')


 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 01:39
Member (2012)
English to Dutch
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So do I... Aug 14, 2013

Mike Sadler wrote:

with my phone in my pocket.


...but as my phone is a prehistoric one without email or other fancy applications, I do go in every so often to check my emails. Those occasions are the main reason why I am considering buying a smartphone so I can really go off and do other things on days with no work.


 

Samantha Payn  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2008)
Russian to English
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Other Aug 14, 2013

Relax and enjoy the free time ...

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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You're quite right! Aug 14, 2013

Noura Tawil wrote:

This is one of those polls that should really allow for choosing multiple answers.
Sometimes I feel/do ALL of these things when I don't have work! Freelance heaven! (Or '?')


I start by feeling relieved, as it means that I have finished a job and I will have one or two days free, I catch up on non-work related tasks (keeping up the administrative stuff and organizing things at home) and I search for new clients, but afterwards I feel bored and I begin to panic… and fortunately the cycle starts again!


 

Béatrice DEZERALD  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:39
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English to French
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Exactly like Teresa and Noura !!! Aug 14, 2013

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Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
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I never feel bored Aug 14, 2013

but otherwise agree with Teresa and Noura and I always have loads to do in my half-acre garden any time I have some free time. And I can also take the dog on longer walks in nice places...


Teresa Borges wrote:

Noura Tawil wrote:

This is one of those polls that should really allow for choosing multiple answers.
Sometimes I feel/do ALL of these things when I don't have work! Freelance heaven! (Or '?')


I start by feeling relieved, as it means that I have finished a job and I will have one or two days free, I catch up on non-work related tasks (keeping up the administrative stuff and organizing things at home) and I search for new clients, but afterwards I feel bored and I begin to panic… and fortunately the cycle starts again!


 

Manescu Alexandra  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 02:39
Romanian to English
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never the same Aug 14, 2013

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When I have less work, I...".

This poll was originally submitted by Nina Khmielnitzky. View the poll results »


depends, at times I feel free to do other things, or search new clients, or stressed because I have no work, or bored.


 

Heather McCrae  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:39
German to English
all of the options Aug 14, 2013

and usually all on the same dayicon_smile.gif
I would love to have a few days free to get bored and start being creative again, but circumstances sadly don't permit lately.


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:39
Member (2006)
German to English
All of the above Aug 14, 2013

actually. I also tend to do just nothing at all for a few hours - relax, I do not have much time for that so I enjoy it when I can.

 

Eser Perkins  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 03:39
Member (2010)
English to Turkish
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I agree and have nothing to add :) Aug 14, 2013

Teresa Borges wrote:

Noura Tawil wrote:

This is one of those polls that should really allow for choosing multiple answers.
Sometimes I feel/do ALL of these things when I don't have work! Freelance heaven! (Or '?')


I start by feeling relieved, as it means that I have finished a job and I will have one or two days free, I catch up on non-work related tasks (keeping up the administrative stuff and organizing things at home) and I search for new clients, but afterwards I feel bored and I begin to panic… and fortunately the cycle starts again!


 

tilak raj  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 06:09
Member (2012)
English to Panjabi
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Search for new clients and enjoy the day Aug 14, 2013

When I have less work, I search for clients and do other household core and watch movies and other serials. I enjoy the day.

 

Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
Member (2007)
English to Chinese
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Do nothing Aug 14, 2013

Michael Harris wrote:

actually. I also tend to do just nothing at all for a few hours - relax, I do not have much time for that so I enjoy it when I can.


I enjoy being idle as well.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:39
Member (2009)
English to German
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Less Translation work Aug 14, 2013

If there is little translation/editing/proo-reading work I either relax a little, attend to daily chores or polish up my screenplays so they're as good as they can be before I send them to production companies.

Boredom is one of the words that neither of my dictionaries includes.icon_wink.gif


 
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