Poll: What's the best thing about your job?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What's the best thing about your job?".

This poll was originally submitted by Frances Bryce. View the poll results »



 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:18
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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All of the above Jan 24

I love translating. I learn something new almost every day. It keeps my brain stimulated. I get to do all the things I want to do when I want to. The money is good.

 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
+ ...
Me too, all of the above Jan 24

The list contains, but is not limited to, all the reasons that make me love my job.

[Edited at 2018-01-24 08:30 GMT]


 

Agneta Pallinder  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:18
Member (2014)
Swedish to English
+ ...
I said "other" but... Jan 24

I really agree with Muriel and Angie - it is all of it. The "other" would have been feeding (never satisfying) my lively curiosity.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:18
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
I can't pick just one Jan 24

It's all of it combined...

 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:18
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
+ ...
Can't pick just one Jan 24

I love the act of translating, the research which underpins it, learning new things, working from home, being my own boss, the complete lack of office gossip, being able to work to my own ethical and quality standards, and many other reasons.

 

Béatrice DEZERALD  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:18
Member (2008)
English to French
+ ...
All the answers Jan 24

I totally agree with Angie, Muriel, Diane...

 

Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 08:18
French to Spanish
+ ...
Because... Jan 24

...I love what I do! (Strange: not in the list)

 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:18
Member (2008)
English to Italian
more than one Jan 24

I like being my own boss, I like working from home, I like working with languages, this job was my idea of "what job do you want to do?" when I was 15...
So i just love all of it


 

Beata Baika  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 16:18
German to Hungarian
+ ...
All together Jan 24

The best thing in it is that I can work anywhere with mobile Internet and a notebook.

 

Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:18
English to Spanish
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One more thing Jan 24

Taking breaks to answer Proz polls, of course!

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Just try doing that with an in-house translation job.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:18
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Obvious Jan 24

You already know the percentage of some poll questions before you see them. This one is obvious. Can't possibly choose a single option.

 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:18
Member (Apr 2018)
French to English
I did! Jan 25

Mario Chavez wrote:

Taking breaks to answer Proz polls, of course!

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Just try doing that with an in-house translation job.


I did, every day! My boss didn't care what I did so long as I kept up my productivity. I was twice as fast as my colleagues and I produced well in excess of my target numbers. In fact, I started surfing instead of working for a couple of hours a day because the boss refused to give me a pay rise. I only found out that I was translating far more than my colleagues because he started bullying them to get them to work as fast as me, and that was the point at which I decided to slack off. A painful while later I managed to get made redundant.


 


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