Poll: Are you getting more work this year than the previous one?
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Jun 3, 2016

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EvaVer  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
Member (2012)
Czech to English
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Difficult to tell Jun 3, 2016

I am doing about the same amount, but I am refusing a lot. I don't keep track of the amount I refuse.


Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:55
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Like EvaVer Jun 3, 2016

Difficult to tell icon_confused.gif

Like Japan's constantly changing weather, volume ebbs and flows all the time. Such is life. Sigh...

The last two months were just plain miserable; however, I am negotiating two projects that will both begin - touch wood - hopefully this month with the advent of the rainy season and last till around November.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 21:55
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Less (fortunately...) until now! Jun 3, 2016

Last year was an exceptional one: the best ever in over 30 years! So, if I compare to last year, which was extremely busy with no weekends for months and long hours every day, it has been less busy. This means that this year I have dropped back to normal… Fortunately because I couldn’t keep up with that rhythm of work!


neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
Spanish to English
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About the same Jun 3, 2016

Probably. Am usually too busy working to bother about things like this. Scarcity of work only really becomes notable to me if nothing comes into my inbox for more than three days in a row... And even then I've usually still got something in hand waiting to be done... For example, I've got a 4000 translation with virtually no deadline that I can fall back on if I manage to get everything else done...

I could actually be doing with a short dry period, so that I could go and get my car inspected, visit the dentist... go to the beach... or whatever.


Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
Member (2006)
German to English
Other Jun 3, 2016

No idea.
(Fortunately) I am busy, but when I have some time I spend it with my family other than comparing things with the past, I leave that to my accountant.


Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
English to French
Logic Jun 3, 2016

"About the same"= No, I'm not getting more work. Yes, I'm getting about the same amount, only slightly just one the higher side. Errr, I don't know, I have to ask my manager.

Are you getting more work?
I don't know

What's your workload looking like?
I don't know and/or I don't care

I'd have replied yes until May, now it's No.



Domenico Trimboli  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
Member (2013)
English to Italian
More or less the same Jun 3, 2016

But I am working much less than last year. The power of raising ratesicon_biggrin.gif


Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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About the same overall Jun 3, 2016

but more from a few regular clients


Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:55
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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No Jun 3, 2016

2013-2015 were over the top; I went for months without any breaks. This year is more like normal. Also, *three* of my clients retired. At first I couldn't understand why I wasn't hearing from them. It has been an adjustment. I had gotten used to the income, but I couldn't have kept up the pace. So far this year I have acquired two nice new clients, both of them willing to pay my rate.


Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:55
English to Spanish
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Comparative polls Jun 3, 2016

I like Etienne's answers. If we were in the dentistry business, the question could go like this:

Are you pulling more teeth this year than the previous one?

1) Yes
2) No
3) I don't know
4) Life is too short to count 'em


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:55
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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About the same, but... Jun 3, 2016

There seems to be a trend of reduction worldwide. So far, I haven't felt it, but many people are mentioning it. And I have actually had more "idle" days this year than usual. I hope it doesn't happen, but we better be prepared for the worst.


Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:55
Portuguese to English
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Even less than last year Jun 3, 2016

Last year was very bad, this year is even worse.


Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:55
English to Polish
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Hard to tell Jun 3, 2016

Hard to tell, but 2015 was more productive than most or even all previous years in terms of cash, dunno about wordcount. 2016 is possibly going to come close.

[Edited at 2016-06-03 18:12 GMT]


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