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Poll: What is most likely to suffer when you have a ridiculously busy week/month translating?
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May 28, 2007

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Clara Duarte  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:16
English to Portuguese
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Many things May 28, 2007

Actually, a lot of things, so I didn' answer this poll.

PS: Since I do not have one since I started working as a translator, I chose "Social life".

[Editada em 2007-05-28 16:35]


Ieva Jirgensone
Local time: 23:16
German to Latvian
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other May 28, 2007

everything, but the quality of the translation


Colin Ryan (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
Italian to English
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Wife. May 28, 2007

I work, she suffers.
'Nuff said.


Aurora Humarán (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:16
English to Spanish
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Social life May 28, 2007

It would be great if we could rank all the items that affect us.

icon_smile.gif Au

My list would be:

Social life
Other aspects of business (invoices, etc)
Your health (well, mineicon_lol.gif)
Your hobbies/interests
Family life
The quality of your work

ps: what is housework?icon_lol.gif


Heidi C  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:16
English to Spanish
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All of them... Needed a ranking! May 28, 2007

Definitely not just one, but I could rank them:

1. Social life : completely dissappears
2. Hobbies and interests
3. Hosework (always a good reason to procrastinate!!)
4. Family life (try to avoid having it suffer, but it does...)

Quality of work does not suffer!!! (What would be the point, then?)

neither does invoicing and stuff like that, but taxes and filing do (though that is my natural state, really, just like houseworkicon_smile.gif )

[Edited at 2007-05-28 15:12]


Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:16
Member (2004)
English to French
Housework May 28, 2007

But since I don't like to clean up, it's something I give up cheerfully.
My husband is very understanding. He has to study on his side, so he's busy too.


leo van bragt  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
English to Dutch
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everything on the list, really May 28, 2007

A busy week means:

- no social life at all (once again, I'm recluse of the week)
- not helping the kids with homework, which might actually improve their grades...icon_wink.gif
- fewer walks with the dog (and she hates that!)
- no gym for me (and I hate that!)
- not helping my wife with housework (and she hates that!)

Hey, don't busy weeks sound a lot of fun?icon_wink.gif



Angeliki Papadopoulou  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:16
Member (2006)
English to Greek
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Many of the items on the list! May 28, 2007

Most of the items on the list suffer when panic rears its ugly head!

1. Absolutely NO social life
2. Family life kind of finds a way of getting in the... way of work ["are you coming to eat with us, or what?"]
3. Fewer walks with the dog
4. Hobbies? What are hobbies?

...and so on!


Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:16
for me May 28, 2007

The gym.icon_frown.gif
My swing dancing class.


Joanne Parker  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:16
Member (2002)
German to English
All of the above! May 28, 2007

I've had one of those months and as a result I've been ill, have a messy house, and haven't been able to go to the gym!


JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
Puerto Rico
Local time: 18:16
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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Don't ask me, Au May 28, 2007

Aurora Humarán wrote:

ps: what is housework?icon_lol.gif

Of course, the answer is (almost) all of the above; but I do take the time, at least twice a week, to fix a nice meal and then snuggle down with my husband to watch a movie together. That's what keeps me sane enough to translate without loss of quality. My pride may occasionally allow me to miss a deadline (ouch! I can feel the condemnation pounding down upon my head!) but it never allows me to submit poor work.

My pride, however, doesn't extend to the state of my house...


[Edited at 2007-05-29 03:53]


Danae Ferri  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
Norwegian to Greek
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Everything May 28, 2007

Everything in the list.


Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
Member (2002)
German to English
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Everything, but health most May 28, 2007

... as it is not a particularly healthy habit to stay up all night, as well as work non-stop all day, for a week... kind of leaves you feeling a bit strange afterwards for a day or two, and also, since the biscuit tin is empty by the end of the week, which is also not healthy, well... wonder how many years we will be able to keep it up for.



neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
Spanish to English
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er... how about all of the above? May 28, 2007

Having just moved house and being beset by internet and vehicle problems... I need to go tomorrow and pick up my old vespa, which was stolen last week by some lunatic who trashed it, from the guardia civil, and scrap it, which will take time and money, while I also have 3 deadlines for Wednesday and on top of that it's my friend's birthday Tuesday so I should go and see him, his mother is here and she is not the kind of person you can simply have a brief chat with...
and anyway, come to think of it - what am I doing here?
Good night everybody and good luckicon_smile.gif

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