Poll: Does your workload affect your sleep?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Does your workload affect your sleep?".

This poll was originally submitted by Claudia Alvis. View the poll results »



 

Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
Local time: 21:20
Turkish to English
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Yes, definitely Aug 9, 2014

I drink a lot of tea to keep my concentration high while working, and if I have drunk a lot of tea during the day this keeps me awake at night. It is a question of getting the balance right.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 19:20
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No, not any more… Aug 9, 2014

I know myself pretty well, I’m much organized and much more calm about things than I was some 30 years ago.

The only thing that still affects my sleep pattern is the worry associated with late or non-payments!


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:20
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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It still does Aug 9, 2014

I've been translating since forever, but I'm a perfectionist and I always end up spending more time than I planned on to make my work shine - at the cost of zzzzzzs.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:20
Member (2009)
English to German
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No Aug 9, 2014

Missed sleep, if there is such a thing, is no problem. If a project keeps me awake all night, then I'll just get up at noon... or whenever I wake up. Usually this works quite well, since I normally don't have to be anywhere at a certain (and early) time.icon_wink.gif

 

María González, M.A. ForLang
Spain
Local time: 19:20
English to Spanish
No Aug 9, 2014

I don't mind staying up late for work if I have to -- in fact, I'm sort of a night owlicon_smile.gif However, unless an unexpected rush job comes up, I keep a balanced sleep routine as part of an overall balanced life (I'm no longer a kiddo). And, as is well known, 98% of rush jobs are no longer rush the minute you ask for a surcharge!

Happy weekend, -M


 

Nilton Junior  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 17:20
Member (2009)
English to Portuguese
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No Aug 9, 2014

Sometimes I have to stay up late for work, but it just means that I am going to wake up later.

 

Luiz Barucke
Brazil
Local time: 17:20
Member (2013)
Spanish to Portuguese
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Terminology query Aug 9, 2014

How to translate "sleep"?
I don't know what this term means.


 

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:20
Spanish to English
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Naps Aug 9, 2014

I think the best part of being a freelancer is being able to take naps whenever I need one. I was a night owl long before becoming a translator, but now I wake up 2 or 3 times a night to check emails and answer any questions that I might receive - mostly for my european clients.

 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:20
Member (2012)
English to Dutch
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No Aug 9, 2014

I am a pretty sound sleeper - the moment work starts affecting my sleep I will know something will need to change!

 

Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Member (2004)
Italian to German
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Not sure whether I understood correctly Aug 9, 2014

I normally don't accept rush jobs and never accept overnight jobs, but if I have too much work this does affect my sleep, of course! Sometimes I even wake up with a good solution for my translation I left the night before, so my mind still continues to work when I sleep.:-)

 

Platon Danilov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 21:20
Member (2014)
English to Russian
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No Aug 10, 2014

No good sleep for me means no good work. Sleep is very important precondition for concentration, productivity and quality of work. Even while a high work load I have at least 6 hours of night sleep.
Thus, I never accept overnight jobs, too.


 


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