Poll: Other translators might be jealous of me if they knew who my clients were
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Other translators might be jealous of me if they knew who my clients were".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 15:40
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Not sure (I'd prefer the option "other") Mar 30

Jealous? To be honest, that never crossed my mind, maybe because I’m not the jealous type myself. I’m very proud of the fact that my long-standing client has stayed with me for over 25 years, but I know that things can change suddenly and clients come and go for reasons you have no control of. Some of my clients are SMEs, others are big international organizations and experience tells me that these are much more likely to let you go all of a sudden (change of management, no more demand of yo... See more
Jealous? To be honest, that never crossed my mind, maybe because I’m not the jealous type myself. I’m very proud of the fact that my long-standing client has stayed with me for over 25 years, but I know that things can change suddenly and clients come and go for reasons you have no control of. Some of my clients are SMEs, others are big international organizations and experience tells me that these are much more likely to let you go all of a sudden (change of management, no more demand of your language combinations, lower rates…).Collapse


Elena Mordenti
Kaisa I
Jean Shearer
Ricki Farn
Gibril Koroma
Muriel Vasconcellos
Solja Vilkas
 

Marcel Gomez  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 09:40
Member (2017)
English to Spanish
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I'd like to know who my clients are first Mar 30

I don't even know my own clients!!
I have worked for a number of Chinese SNS members for over 8 years and I still don't know who they are.

[Edited at 2019-03-30 12:55 GMT]


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 16:40
Member (2005)
English to German
Other Mar 30

Some translators might, others definitely not.

But that is the same with everything in life - my home, my food, my clothes, and the squirrel that climbed on me the other day. Some people might be jealous and some people not at all.


Gibril Koroma
Julio Madrid
Teresa Borges
Philip Lees
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 11:40
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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False Mar 30

I don't want anybody to be jealous of me, in any aspect. Jealousy has only negative outcomes.
But I've been seeing many colleagues complain that they have no work, above all those recently graduated in translation courses. So I better not talk about my clients publicly. It's not a nice thing to do anyway. Even if everyone was doing fine, it's terrible to brag about your portfolio anyway.


Ricki Farn
Yoana Ivanova
Natalia Pedrosa
 

Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:40
Member (2005)
German to English
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Why would I even care? Apr 1

I hope that everyone has good clients and can earn a good living at this job.

 


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