Top 9 reasons freelancers need to take a vacation

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Simon Berrill
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10th reason Mar 24, 2011

Everyone else has holidays, why shouldn't we?


Anja Weggel  Identity Verified
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English to German
10th reason Mar 24, 2011

Simon Berrill wrote:

Everyone else has holidays, why shouldn't we?

Thanks a million for this Simon!
I don't know where so many freelance translators get the idea that they need to be working all the time (even when they are on holidays) and that taking some time off is a "bad" or "unusual" thing to do. Quite the contrary actually... for those who need a business reason to go on holidays... if you do not relax every now and then your work gets sloppy because your concentration & your health goes downhill.
As for the rest (myself included), I love to travel the world so holidays are an essential part of my lifeicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2011-03-24 12:52 GMT]


Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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My privilege Mar 25, 2011

I do not have my 11th reason for a vacation but I always take a long vacation the other professional workers rarely enjoys. I am a freelancer and I manage with my time efficiently.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:27
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You worked hard for the money Mar 25, 2011

so go spend it! Well, some of it anyway - the tax man wants some, the bank/landlord some, the family some, etc. etc. etc.



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