Poll: Do most of your clients stop activity on or around the 31st of December?
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Jan 1

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do most of your clients stop activity on or around the 31st of December?".

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mahtabzangeneh
Cheemanum
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Other Jan 1

I work mostly for the EU Institutions and they will be closed from 24.12.2019 until 02.01.2020 (inclusive). Work from my other customers is extremely irregular during this season but they know that I'll be available for them.

Happy New Year to you all!


Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Yes. Jan 1

And I myself try to slow down and unwind as well.

Happy New Year. May 2020 start your way off right into the "golden 20's".


Cheemanum
 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
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No Jan 1

End clients in particular tend to show up around this time. Imagine someone who has to get paperwork done but is always too busy, and finally has a vacation of a few days - and then with the new year looming they see they still haven't done it.

 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
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Member
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Yes Jan 1

But others don't, and I made sure I had plenty to do over Christmas and the New Year. Maybe a little too much, even.

[Edited at 2020-01-02 06:37 GMT]


Josephine Cassar
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Member (2014)
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No Jan 1

And you don't really have to worry about companies that take days off for more than a week between X-mas and the new year, because they won't be in the market for too long.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Other Jan 2

I rarely hear from my clients during the last two weeks of December.

 

Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:44
Member (2012)
Italian to English
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No Jan 2

Because there are some activities that take place right at the end of the year, around 29/30 December-awards for instance, best player, best goalkeeper, best performer, etc. so, since I like these, I have to be available or make sure, within limits, to be available till I wrap things up nicely before 31 December so I can then still celebrate.

 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:44
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depends on client (Mario) Jan 3

Mario Freitas wrote:

And you don't really have to worry about companies that take days off for more than a week between X-mas and the new year, because they won't be in the market for too long.

The government here seems to.


 


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