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Poll: When are you usually most productive?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
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Jan 10, 2014

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When are you usually most productive?".

This poll was originally submitted by Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.). View the poll results »



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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Again Jan 10, 2014

This has been polled so many times....

Early morning if I sleep early enough and the children do not keep waking me up in the night....


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Mid to late morning Jan 10, 2014

For the same reasons that I gave last time.

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Teresa Borges
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Mid-afternoon/evening Jan 10, 2014

I reproduce the answer given last time (18 Feb 2013):

As I am a late owl, the most productive time for me in general is mid-afternoon/evening, but it really depends on a lot of factors: job deadline, complexity of the document, familiarity with the subject matter…


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Victoria Britten  Identity Verified
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Early morning AND late evening Jan 10, 2014

Though my neurones buzz differently at those two times: more brisk and multi-tasking in the morning, more philosophical in the evening.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 10, 2014

This poll has been repeated so often that I'm tempted to post a facetious response.

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 10, 2014

When I need to get a lot done fast

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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After snoozing Jan 10, 2014

I agree that it might not be a bad idea for potential pollsters to look at past polls before they post one. It would avoid needless repetition. At any rate, thank you Jitka for trying to contribute constructively to the site.

As for my answer, I'm most productive after I just wake up (whether from sleeping at night or a nap.)


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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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same here Jan 10, 2014

Michael Harris wrote:

This has been polled so many times....

Early morning if I sleep early enough and the children do not keep waking me up in the night....


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Encore Jan 10, 2014

Michael Harris wrote:

This has been polled so many times....

Early morning if I sleep early enough and the children do not keep waking me up in the night....


Different strokes for different folks...or horses to courses. Some people are morning people, others are midnight owls. But there is no set rule or predictability in how productive a professional will be during a given day.

I'd like a different question with the poll, such as:

When you feel productive, do you sip tea, cognac, coffee, café au lait, a beer or hard liquor?

When you feel productive, do you spend time on the phone to tell others?

When you feel productive, do you pat yourself in the back for a job well done?

I mean, make it lively and relevant!

*Je pense que le modérateur est autoritaire


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 10, 2014

As stated in all of the same polls, it's usually at night, or when I need to finish a translation.

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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
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late night Jan 10, 2014

My productivity higher as we go closer to the midnight. The best hours from 21 pm to 03 am
To Teresa Borges. welcome to the club of Night Owls

[Módosítva: 2014-01-10 18:42 GMT]


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Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
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. Jan 10, 2014

Can new members participate in previous polls? If not, why do people complain about polls being repeated? Surely you would just refrain from participating, if this is one you've already done.





[Edited at 2014-01-10 19:26 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-01-10 19:27 GMT]


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Some polls repeat, that's a fact Jan 11, 2014

Elizabeth T wrote:

Can new members participate in previous polls? If not, why do people complain about polls being repeated? Surely you would just refrain from participating, if this is one you've already done.





[Edited at 2014-01-10 19:26 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-01-10 19:27 GMT]


I think many submit a poll about a topic or question that has already been explored, discussed and responded ad nauseam in previous polls. Since Proz allows searching for polls, it would be only logical to query the poll database to make sure a topic is not repeated.

Productivity during different times of the day seems to be a popular topic among some translators.


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Variety is the spice of life Jan 11, 2014

Especially in Proz polls. Proz poll guidelines state:

"Ensure that a similar question has not been asked recently"

With comments about poll programming that have been raised in the past, I'd think that the powers that be could search through what is undoubtedly the vast backlog of submitted poll questions that have not seen the light of day so far.

@Elizabeth T
I and my fellow colleagues here, I am sure, would welcome more input from new members for lively and in-depth discussion. So, don't be shy!

In answer to this poll...

After a cuppa tea -- which should have been an option.

Us Brits wouldn't be able to make it through the day without at least a couple of cuppas of chah, like Mario and his cup of Joe!

Happy New Year, Mario! Interesting to see you're up at this unearthly hour.

Toooo many small edits -- I need another cuppa!



[Edited at 2014-01-11 03:57 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-01-11 03:58 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-01-11 08:21 GMT]


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