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Poll: The feeling I had when I finished the last job I worked on was
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Jan 31, 2008

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "The feeling I had when I finished the last job I worked on was".

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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Satisfaction Jan 31, 2008

If the editor finds more than one error per page, I will eat a sheet of 8.5 x 11...

I was just happy to have done a good job. It's close to a feeling of accomplishment - but the text I worked on didn't really offer a challenge, so I am going with satisfaction instead.


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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Relief Jan 31, 2008

I voted relief.

I generally work on 1,000-page dossiers or parts of them with hundreds of pages. When I finally finish one, it’s like having gone on a long, tiring hike and finally reaching the end. Phew!


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xxxJon O  Identity Verified
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Who on earth.. Jan 31, 2008

feels sad after finishing a translation? Is the job that emotionally engaging?

[Edited at 2008-01-31 16:54]


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Satisfaction... Jan 31, 2008

...and a little relief, since it meant I could finally go to bed.


Jon O wrote:

feels sad after finishing a translation? Is the job that emotionally engaging?

[Edited at 2008-01-31 16:54]


It depends on the translation. Occasionally a job crops up in which the end client is either a horrible group of people who do horrible but legal things, or they're aid workers helping people who live in horrible conditions. Either way, it can be emotionally draining.

[Edited at 2008-01-31 17:25]


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Anne Wosnitza  Identity Verified
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Accomplishment AND nervousness Jan 31, 2008

It was the first job this year AND it was for a friend and colleague of mine so I was quite nervous until I got her feedback - which then made my day

[Bearbeitet am 2008-01-31 17:39]


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tinageta  Identity Verified
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Anger, annoyance and hatred Jan 31, 2008

Another unscrupulous "colleague" whose work I had to translate from scratch overnight to save the world from something that could be classified as the most horrible translation ever.



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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Achievement Jan 31, 2008

It was about Fabergé eggs, which I didn't know a lot about, but I learned quite a bit in the course of doing it and got it to the customer within a very tight deadline and to his satisfaction.

Going back. to the job before that: relief. It concerned an engineer sucked into a jet engine and spewed out in thousands of pieces. Interesting but gruesome. I was glad to get back to something a bit less depressing.

[Edited at 2008-01-31 22:21]


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Hilary Davies Shelby
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Relief Jan 31, 2008

It was a late-nighter, and I'm getting too old for that kind of thing!

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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
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Satisfaction and relief Jan 31, 2008

John Cutler wrote:

I voted relief.

I generally work on 1,000-page dossiers or parts of them with hundreds of pages. When I finally finish one, it’s like having gone on a long, tiring hike and finally reaching the end. Phew!


I understand John. Last big job was 41,000 words of petrochemistry processes, which I like (satisfaction) and now we're hanging around with 93k+ safety & health policies to deliver in 20 days (I will feel the relief then).

You get a very deep breathe when you get to deliver on time.

Take care,

Andrés


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David Russi  Identity Verified
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Translations can trigger many emotions, depending on the topic Jan 31, 2008

Jon O wrote:

feels sad after finishing a translation? Is the job that emotionally engaging?

[Edited at 2008-01-31 16:54]


Over the years I've had jobs that left me with a deep feeling of sadness. Others have left me with anger, disgust, happiness, intrigue, etc., etc., etc.


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Now, that's a good example of a job you might feel sad about Feb 1, 2008

Jack Doughty wrote:

It concerned an engineer sucked into a jet engine and spewed out in thousands of pieces.



I hope I never come across a job like THAT one! It seems there actually are limits to what I am willing to work on...


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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Other Feb 1, 2008

HUNGER! Finshed the job, headed to the fridge...


Amy


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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What about frustration? Feb 1, 2008

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "The feeling I had when I finished the last job I worked on was".

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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


Although I answered "relief", as that is what I feel when completing a lenghty annual report plus detailed accounts, etc., what about "frustration" as an option?
I recently had to translate part of the investigation of an intriguing murder in Costa Rica, but only part of it (urgent, natch), and felt frustration on finishing it. I wanted to know more - what happened, did they catch the criminals ... ? No satisfying dénouement, as on TV!
Regards,
Jenny.
P.S. Jack, I'd love to have had that job about Fabergé eggs! And I have had jobs (art exhibition catalogues, etc.) from which I too have learned much.


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Other: cabin fever! Feb 1, 2008

Finished the job, beat to the streets - it was getting increasingly more difficult to breathe inside

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