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Poll: What would you be doing right now, if not working?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What would you be doing right now, if not working?".

This poll was originally submitted by Nina Snoj. View the poll results »



 

Jan Truper
Germany
Local time: 13:54
Member (2016)
English to German
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Freestyle ice skating... Mar 2

...on a nearby frozen lake.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:54
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Getting caught up Mar 2

When I'm working, I only have time to take care of the most urgent other tasks in my life, while my to-do list grows. When I'm not working, I tackle the list.

 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 13:54
Member (2012)
English to Dutch
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ice skating Mar 2

Often, my reply would be either studying or reading, but right now there is a rare opportunity to go ice skating on frozen ponds, lakes or flooded areas nearby so I have been trying hard to make sure I can get away early today. After four years with no natural ice, most Dutch people want to make sure they get some skating in while it lasts!

 

Edith van der Have-Raats  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 13:54
Member (2016)
English to Dutch
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Marketing and invoicing are work ... Mar 2

... and studying as well, if it's related to translation & language skills/specialties/business skills.

Anyway, I'd probably be reading a novelicon_smile.gif


 

Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 13:54
Member (2009)
Spanish to Italian
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Walking Mar 2

Yes, perhaps I would be walking along the river or nearby.
Even if there is much snow now and today it is very cold.


 

Agneta Pallinder  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:54
Member (2014)
Swedish to English
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Clearing snow Mar 2

Location: rural part of Northeast England. We've been snowed in since Tuesday evening, and with ever shifting drifts it has not been worth the effort trying to clear the drive. Live on a farm so the drive is at least 50m and rutted. Also doubtful whether the little local road it leads to has been cleared at all.

Living in dread that electricity will go off.


 

Mair A-W (PhD)
Germany
Local time: 13:54
Member (2016)
German to English
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other Mar 2

answering Proz polls...

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 12:54
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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What am I doing right now? Mar 2

I’ve just delivered the only job scheduled for today and now I’m answering this quick poll. Unless something unexpected comes up, I’ll be emptying my laundry basket…

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Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Other Mar 2

Freebasing

 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 13:54
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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Other Mar 2

I've got some charity work on my to-do list

 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:54
Member
English to French
Other Mar 2

If I weren't working, I have a tanker-long list of things I should do before I kick the bucket.
I'd probably start with non-work-related admin, replies, paper sorting and form filling piling up on my desk, a chore that I dearly hate with all my heart, even more so when banks and insurance companies are involved.

Then I'd go out for about a month on a host of errands to repair this, expedite that, buy this and perform that.

Philippe


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 05:54
Member (2008)
French to English
What does Work consist of? Mar 2

I put Marketing, because I assume that since Marketing and Invoicing are listed as alternatives to Work, the poll creator actually meant Translating rather than Work.

Marketing and Invoicing are an essential part of Work.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 08:54
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Other Mar 2

I can't choose a single option here.
I rest, read, organize my stats or my spreadsheets, look for more jobs, clean, cook, fix, go shopping... And I honestly don't think anyone at all could choose a single option out of this list.


 

Mariana Passos  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 12:54
Member (2017)
English to Portuguese
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Family time Mar 2

When not working, that's what I usually do. Even if the family time consists in driving my kids to their classes, or eating dinner a bit late, when my husband comes home.

 
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