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Poll: Are you a procrastinator?
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May 26, 2007

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you a procrastinator?".

This poll was originally submitted by Giuliana d'Orazi Flavoni

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A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


 

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
India
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Yes, if the deadline is not tight. May 26, 2007

If the agencies/clients allow me sufficient time to do a translation, I keep postponing the work out of laziness. As a result, sometimes, I have to work very hard as some other agencies want me to deliver a job urgently. So, I have to finish this as well as the other job, which was postponed by me earlier. I know this is a bad habit, but I have not been able to get rid of it for the last 19 years or so.

 

John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
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Always May 26, 2007

My philosophy has always been: Why procrastinate before you have to?icon_smile.gif

 

Julianne Rowland  Identity Verified
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A reformed procrastinator May 26, 2007

I used to be a procrastinator, until I realized that attacking a problem at the outset and 'coasting home' makes life so much easier and less stressful!

 

Szymon Metkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
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Only to a point May 26, 2007

But I would not call it procrastination. A good time-planning rathericon_smile.gif

 

Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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Do it now! May 26, 2007

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you a procrastinator?".

This poll was originally submitted by Giuliana d'Orazi Flavoni

View the poll here

A forum topic will appear each time a new poll is run. For more information, see: http://proz.com/topic/33629


In my view, "do it now" is the secret to success in business.

Incidentally, here's a story.
A Spaniard asked an Arab how to say "mañana" in Arabic. The Arab thought for a while and replied "I don't think Arabic contains a word that conveys that sense of urgency".

Just a joke - no offence intended.

Kind regards,
Jenny.


 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to French
I like to procrastinate May 26, 2007

Because all work and no play makes Nina a dull girl!

 

Iza Szczypka  Identity Verified
Spain
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Another reformed procrastinator May 26, 2007

By nature I definitely am one, but wisdom and self-awareness gained through many-years' painful experience already prevailsicon_frown.gif Which probably means I am getting oldicon_frown.gif

 

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Pressure brings out the best in me... May 26, 2007

...or so I would like to believe!

Generous deadlines just don't work for me. Put me under pressure and I'm on fire!!

Ok, I'm in denial. I admit it - am a procrastinator.


 

lexical  Identity Verified
Spain
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Can't it wait, .... May 26, 2007

...do we have to deal with this right now?

 

Irene N
United States
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No, or rather not any more May 26, 2007

Until the job is done it is a burden... unpaid for. Why would I need a double-shift, so to speak? It sits in the back of your mind torturing you and you are only half-relaxed at best. I can't remember any really luxurious deadlines but quite often they are just right, nice breaks including, and those breaks feel much nicer when you know that a good chunk is already done and over with. I prefer to keep it that way. When I feel dead lazy I simply say "no".

a. I would be stealing my own no-worry free time
b. I'll have time for another job should I feel like it and it'll still be only one on my desk.

You can say that I am not a procrastinator because I am lazy and I hate discomfort:-)


 

Textklick  Identity Verified
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You are so right May 26, 2007

Nesrin wrote:

...or so I would like to believe!

Generous deadlines just don't work for me. Put me under pressure and I'm on fire!!

Ok, I'm in denial. I admit it - am a procrastinator.


I have an (agency) customer who bullies her customers and gives me very generous deadlines.icon_wink.gif

The result?

Procrastination and "JIT" delivery. Hasn't gone wrong yet (Inshallah).

The possible solution would be planning your life in Excel, but I've been there and done that as an inhouse person: it's a sad business and one that makes me revel in being in charge of my life.

We can "leverage" some wonderful tools for such tasks. I find a pencil and paper quite useful. Honest!

Chris


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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the thief of time May 27, 2007

who doesn't? ... so glad I'm in the sometimes section with the majority

 

Terry Richards
France
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The results are skewed May 27, 2007

The people that would answer "most of the time" won't get round to voting before the poll closesicon_smile.gif

That reminds me, I must vote...

Terry.


 

Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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The results are skewed II May 27, 2007

And that because there's practically no way of knowing the difference between Sometimes/Most of the time AND I'll tell you latericon_smile.gif

 
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