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Poll: How many different clients did you work for yesterday?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many different clients did you work for yesterday?".

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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2 Jun 20, 2014

Good question!

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Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
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2 Jun 20, 2014

Very good question, indeed! And one which could definitely do without the obligatory (but almost always unnecessary) option "Other - N/A".

[Edited at 2014-06-20 08:44 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
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2 Jun 20, 2014

Have we all worked for 2 clients yesterday???

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Spanner in the works Jun 20, 2014

I voted 3

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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No work Jun 20, 2014

Teresa Borges wrote:

Have we all worked for 2 clients yesterday???


No, I had no work yesterday.


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Platon Danilov  Identity Verified
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No work Jun 20, 2014

No, I had no work yesterday.

The same as me.
However, I don't consider it's a good question. What the result of such poll will tell the asker about? Nothing. One day is absolutely not representative. You'd better ask about a month or a year.

[Редактировалось 2014-06-20 09:07 GMT]


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Eckhard Boehle  Identity Verified
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Holiday! Jun 20, 2014

Platon Danilov is right!

"However, I don't consider it's a good question. What the result of such poll will tell the asker about? Nothing. One day is absolutely not representative. You'd better ask about a month or a year."

There was a holiday in parts of Germany yesterday, so I went hiking with some friends and didn't even plan to work!


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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
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Me too Jun 20, 2014

Julian Holmes wrote:

I voted 3


Most days I would say 2, although there have been days with 4 or more recently.


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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I don't fully agree Jun 20, 2014

Platon Danilov wrote:

No, I had no work yesterday.

The same as me.
However, I don't consider it's a good question. What the result of such poll will tell the asker about? Nothing. One day is absolutely not representative. You'd better ask about a month or a year.

[Редактировалось 2014-06-20 09:07 GMT]


I don''t fully agree. It produces a kind of snapshot showing how busy or idle people are in general.


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svenfrade  Identity Verified
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2 Jun 20, 2014

Another 2.
And I rarely work for more than 2 different clients on any given day.


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svenfrade  Identity Verified
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Don't really agree Jun 20, 2014

Tim Drayton wrote:
I don''t fully agree. It produces a kind of snapshot showing how busy or idle people are in general.


Just one client can be enough to keep you extremely busy whereas working for four different clients does not necessarily mean a lot of work. I've had days in the past where I worked on tiny projects for several different clients - not exactly what I would call busy.


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Helen Hagon  Identity Verified
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2 Jun 20, 2014

Usually 1 (I prefer to do on thing at a time), occasionally 2, but rarely 3 or more.

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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One Jun 20, 2014

The same customer as the day before yesterday and today.
And I replied to various others (15kwords in total) that I wasn't available until the 26th.

Philippe


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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You are right Jun 20, 2014

inkweaver wrote:

Tim Drayton wrote:
I don''t fully agree. It produces a kind of snapshot showing how busy or idle people are in general.


Just one client can be enough to keep you extremely busy whereas working for four different clients does not necessarily mean a lot of work. I've had days in the past where I worked on tiny projects for several different clients - not exactly what I would call busy.


You are right. It is just a crude snapshot. I still think it shows something.


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