Sometimes the outsourcer has no intention of paying.
Thread poster: Blanca Rodr�guez

Blanca Rodr�guez
Local time: 07:40
English to Spanish
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Jul 28, 2001

Hello everybody


Recently someone identified as Translateusa posted a volunteer job (about 30 words) for a NGO. I volunteer for a Spanish NGO and we get our translations done by another non-profit organization, so I decided to collaborate.


I thought the translation may be some kind of slongan or similar, but I found out it was a segment of the FAQ section, possibly of a website. They probably split the whole translation between several translators so that nobody had to work a lot for free. I\'m ok with that policy.


The first weird thing was that they didn\'t send me the text, but pasted it to my bid. Plus, when I tried to contact them through notes added to my bid, asking them for an e-mail address to send the translation I got no reply. I decided to past the translation to the bid and waited for their reaction.


Well, their reaction was silence. Two days have gone past since I pasted the translated text and heard nothing of them. I think the least they should have done is saying thank you.


I would like to know if anyone else volunteered for the job and if there are any opinions on this case or similar ones. I don\'t want to make any accusations, but I don\'t like their attitude.


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