me estan negreando

11:08 Apr 28, 2005
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Spanish term or phrase: me estan negreando
"Es viernes son casi las 10:00 pm y todavía sigo en la oficina, como decimos en México "me estan negreando"."
I hesitate to suggest "they are making me work like a black". Is that it?
Giles Bickford
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:45


Summary of answers provided
4 +4I am being exploited
patrick32
5 +1they are working my fingers raw
Miguel Falquez-Certain
4 +1they are slave drivers
ConstanzaG
4 +1they are working me to death
marybro
4exploiting
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4i'm having to work like a dog/they've got me working like a dog
duchess
4They are running me ragged
Desdemona


  

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0 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
exploiting


Explanation:
:)

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Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in SpanishSpanish
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
I am being exploited


Explanation:
if you want to be politically correct!!!!

just a suggestion
Cheers

patrick32
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sergio Viñals
10 mins
  -> thanks!

agree  Ivannia Garcia: Politically correct is always good...and safe! :)
3 hrs

agree  Ricardo Eid: Como en una Black Sabbath lyrics, "Killing yourself to live."
6 hrs

agree  Michele Fauble
9 hrs
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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
they are working my fingers raw


Explanation:
En este caso, sí tiene que ver con la esclavitud y lo más literal sería treating me like a slave. Otra alternativa sería taking advantage of me.

Miguel Falquez-Certain
United States
Local time: 00:45
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Beta Cummins: very good suggestion ;)
8 mins
  -> Thank you.
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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
they are working me to death


Explanation:
another option

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Note added at 34 mins (2005-04-28 11:43:45 GMT)
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in the sense of long or late hours, lots of overtime

marybro
Local time: 00:45
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ricardo Eid: Como en una Black Sabbath lyrics, "Killing yourself to live."
5 hrs
  -> (:>) thanks, Ricardo
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34 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
They are running me ragged


Explanation:
run sb ragged: make them do a lot of work.

Get out of that office!!! :-)

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Note added at 35 mins (2005-04-28 11:44:27 GMT)
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also: \"i am still slaving away at the office\". good luck!

Desdemona
Local time: 01:45
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
i'm having to work like a dog/they've got me working like a dog


Explanation:
Another suggestion. Basically you're being exploited. You're working your fingers to the bone.

duchess
Local time: 06:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
they are slave drivers


Explanation:
Just another suggestion.
Hope it helps
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ConstanzaG
Local time: 01:45
Native speaker of: Spanish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  teju: This conveys the original idea of black people being exploited, great suggestion!
2 hrs
  -> Gracias :)
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