Poll: I usually use my weekends to...
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:51
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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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.

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:51
Member (2000)
Russian to English
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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.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 23:51
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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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…

 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 00:51
Member (2008)
English to Italian
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.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 00:51
Member (2009)
English to German
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Usually... Apr 21

It depends entirely on the workflow/load.

 

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 16:51
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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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.

 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:51
Member (2011)
French to English
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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.

 

Jasa Pipan
Slovenia
Local time: 00:51
Member
French to Slovenian
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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 ...

 

Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
France
Member (2006)
French to Hindi
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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.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 19:51
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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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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