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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Work Apr 21

Unfortunately. I have so much going on during the week that I end up working on weekends. Since I live alone with my dog, it's the one time when I don't get interruptions.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Weekend or not, immaterial Apr 21

If you're not constrained by having a partner who works a five-day week or children with a five-day school week, one of the advantages of freelance work is that you can work any time you like and do other things when free of work.

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Teresa Borges
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A combination Apr 21

Sometimes I take weekends off, sometimes I don’t, it all depends on the amount of work I have and on the deadline. If I have no work at all and the weather is not good, I might complete some procrastinated domestic chores (ironing, for instance), but right now, and until the middle of May, I’m on a period with no weekends off in sight and long hours every day as I’m editing a very long e-course and at the same time trying to keep all my other regular clients happy…

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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combination Apr 21

Sometimes I work on Saturday and Sunday, sometimes only in the morning, Sometimes I do not work at all, sometimes I work from 6 am to 1 pm.. It just goes with the workflow.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Usually... Apr 21

It depends entirely on the workflow/load.

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Tina Vonhof
Canada
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Some work-related and some other Apr 21

Sometimes I get a small translation or proofreading job on Friday that is due on Monday. I send out invoices. Weather permitting I shop for groceries. These things usually fill my Saturday. On Sunday I relax and read and the highlight of my weekend is talking to my children by phone or via Skype.

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Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Depends on the time of year Apr 21

Over the winter when it is gloomy outside I often take on some additional work over the weekend to earn a little extra. In contrast during the summer months I like to take advantage of the better weather and travel as much as possible. As I am disabled, I am in the fortunate position of qualifying for a travel pass that lets me travel anywhere within my own country for free, although today I ventured a little further afield by travelling "abroad" within the UK and had to pay for it.

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Jasa Pipan
Slovenia
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Combination of all or some of the above Apr 21

Sometimes I work, sometimes I don't have any translations to do during the weekend and in that case, I just want to get out of the house 'cause I don't see much of that during the week ...

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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
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I am a victim of Racist people of France so I cry... Apr 21

I have no way out.

I work, I try, I cry...

I am faithful in love. I work hard. I research a lot.

But people prefer white skinned, catholic and rich people.

I am lost and I cry.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Weekend? Apr 22

What is a weekend?
I rest when I don't have work. It could be a weekend, or a Wednesday, or a Friday...


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