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Poll: Have you ever missed out on a "dream job/project" while you were away on vacation?
Thread poster: Staff Staff
Local time: 08:11
Sep 20

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you ever missed out on a "dream job/project" while you were away on vacation?".

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:11
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Other Sep 20

It has happened to me numerous times when I had house guests, classes (I studied to be a landscape designer for 7 years), or volunteer commitments. Actually, I should have said "Yes" because it has also happened when I was traveling.

Samuel Murray
Kaisa I

Teresa Borges
Local time: 16:11
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No Sep 20

No, it never happened to me even when some years ago I used to take long vacations when my children were still at home. Nowadays, I work straight through the year and have one or two days off here and there between jobs and I always check my email. I must say though that I have more than once missed "dream" jobs because I was overloaded with work.

Jeannette Issa
Kaisa I
Kay-Viktor Stegemann
Noni Gilbert

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
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Define "dream job/project" Sep 20

If you mean a large, well-paid, fun and not very difficult job, I'm still waiting for one to come in.

Jennifer White
María Paula Gorgone
texjax DDS PhD
Rachel Fell
Lina Efthimiadou

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:11
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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No Sep 20

I only take short vacations and always keep an eye on my email.

Teresa Borges

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:11
Member (2011)
French to English
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Yes, once Sep 20

I once missed out on a very interesting translation for an art gallery whilst I was on vacation.


Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:11
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
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Several times Sep 20

Several times, but they always happened when I was taking vacations.....and the family times are most important to me.

Franco Rigoni

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:11
German to English
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What is a "dream job"? Sep 21

Same question as writeaway.


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:11
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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What's "vacation"? Sep 21

I've missed a few good jobs in short holidays (never more than a week, and very rarely).
Vacation??? what a laugh.


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