Poll: In which currency do you prefer to be paid?
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Oct 31, 2017

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "In which currency do you prefer to be paid?".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 12:10
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EUR Oct 31, 2017

I prefer being paid… whatever the currency, but as my bank account is in EUR I’d like to be charged as little commission as possible.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 20:10
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Other Oct 31, 2017

The local currency

And, since I live in Japan, Japanese yen is my preference. I also prefer to have Japanese customers in Japan so I'm inevitably going to get paid in Japanese yen, anyway.

On another note, it's nice to see an actual name on a poll, even if this poll has been suggested for the umpteenth time.


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 13:10
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Danish to English
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Danish Kroner Oct 31, 2017

I prefer the local currency, Danish Kroner, as first choice, but am also happy with British pounds if the client can transfer them to my account without bank charges.

Most of my clients are outside the Eurozone, and bank charges are quite a pain if I get paid in Euros. Clients often think I'm expensive, and one used to pay bank charges regardless, but he ended up finding another translator...


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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English to Portuguese
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Euros or USD Nov 2, 2017

Since my local currency is the worst choice, for several reasons, I prefer Euros or USD. However, I have other clients that pay in other currencies, and it doesn't make a lot of difference as long as it's not a southern hemisphere currency, if you know waht I mean. I will lose about 5% in the exchamge spread on any currency, anyway.

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