praatpaal

English translation: confidant/counsellor

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Dutch term or phrase:praatpaal
English translation:confidant/counsellor
Entered by: Dave Calderhead
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10:14 Oct 27, 2005
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Human Resources
Dutch term or phrase: praatpaal
Praatpaal in de figuurlijke betekenis: iemand om tegenaan te praten
Bram
confidant/counsellor
Explanation:
See Van Dales praatpaal 2nd definition

confidant (m) cinfidante (f)

also sometimes referred to as counsellor in a work/company environmnet for someone to consult in cases of discrimination or harrasment.

see references below:

Cascio, PWS-Kent Publishing Company, Boston, 1991. ... Broadly disseminating information on the role of the staff counsellors for advice, ...
ceb.unsystem.org/.../hrm/Documents/1-June2001%20first%20session/ Social%20policy%20issues%20-%20Report.pdf

University of East Anglia Counselling Service - Staff ProfilesAll the permanent counselling staff are qualified and experienced therapists. ... Staff Counsellor: Eamonn O'Mahony. Eamonn O'Mahony has several years' ...
www.uea.ac.uk/dos/couns/aboutus/staffprofiles.htm


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please excuse spelling - should be confidante (f)

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and harrassment, of course.
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confidant/counsellor


Explanation:
See Van Dales praatpaal 2nd definition

confidant (m) cinfidante (f)

also sometimes referred to as counsellor in a work/company environmnet for someone to consult in cases of discrimination or harrasment.

see references below:

Cascio, PWS-Kent Publishing Company, Boston, 1991. ... Broadly disseminating information on the role of the staff counsellors for advice, ...
ceb.unsystem.org/.../hrm/Documents/1-June2001%20first%20session/ Social%20policy%20issues%20-%20Report.pdf

University of East Anglia Counselling Service - Staff ProfilesAll the permanent counselling staff are qualified and experienced therapists. ... Staff Counsellor: Eamonn O'Mahony. Eamonn O'Mahony has several years' ...
www.uea.ac.uk/dos/couns/aboutus/staffprofiles.htm


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Note added at 9 mins (2005-10-27 10:23:52 GMT)
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please excuse spelling - should be confidante (f)

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Note added at 13 mins (2005-10-27 10:27:50 GMT)
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and harrassment, of course.

Dave Calderhead
Netherlands
Local time: 14:55
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 65
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agree  Kate Hudson
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  -> Thanks, Kate. (:-{)>

agree  xxxmariette
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agree  Pierre Grabowski
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agree  xxxNicole_BC
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agree  Tina Vonhof: but if the meaning is negative, it could be 'dumping ground'. For example: she is the dumping ground for all her friends' troubles.
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, Tina (:-{)> Or 'burdened with all his/her friends troubles
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