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Source text in French

C’est tout neuf, c’est tout nouveau, le statut d’auto-entrepreneur doit/devait révolutionner le web en permettant à tous de pouvoir faire du business… et de pouvoir déclarer pubs, petits travaux - et, pourquoi pas, générer du vrai business.

Je n’ai pour l’instant rien de vraiment précis en tête, mais j’ai toujours plein de projets et pourquoi pas de temps en temps des trucs qui pourraient générer du cash, donc je me dis: "tiens on va tester ça… en plus l’enregistrement peut se faire en ligne, ça devrait plutôt mieux se passer."

Le site est plutôt bien fait, même si certaines fois cela manque un peu d’explications pour les non-initiés (comme les différentes formes de régimes, etc…). On peut tout faire d’un coup en scannant une pièce d’identité.

Bon, le formulaire est assez trapu, pas mal de questions, des renseignements, etc… mais rien de dramatique.

Je remplis mon (gros) formulaire comme un gentil garçon bien sage.

Je reçois un email qui me confirme que mon dossier a bien été enregistré et que je recevrai d’autres infos un peu plus tard, alors j’attends… confiant.

Kouac - Activité non reconnue

Et là, surprise:
Mon dossier est refusé… j’envoie un email, j’essaye de les avoir au téléphone (toute une aventure, pas réussi d’ailleurs) et c’est grâce à l’aide de Dame Tartine que je trouve enfin l’explication:

Attention, l’application au 1er janvier 2009 ne concerne pas encore toutes les activitées : suite à un blocage avec la CIPAV, (caisse interprofessionnelle de prévoyance et d’assurance vieillesse) qui regroupe une très large partie des professions libérales, dont les ingénieurs-conseils et les informaticiens, beaucoup d’auto-entrepreneurs souhaitant travailler dans les nouvelles technologies ne peuvent accéder pleinement à ce régime. Faute de mieux, Novelli a promis de régler ce problème par le biais d’un amendement législatif.

Donc, si vous voulez être auto-entrepreneur dans les nouvelles technologies, deux solutions:

- attendre (et on sait pas combien de temps)

- mentir sur la nature réelle du travail

The winning entry has been announced in this pair.

There were 35 entries submitted in this pair during the submission phase, 7 of which were selected by peers to advance to the finals round. The winning entry was determined based on finals round voting by peers.

Competition in this pair is now closed.


Entries (35 total; 7 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #9352
jaynedmoore
jaynedmoore
United Kingdom
Winner
Voting points1st2nd3rd
306 x43 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.113.47 (17 ratings)2.75 (16 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 10 users entered 26 "like" tags
  • 14 users agreed with "likes" (35 total agrees)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (6 total disagrees)
+1
self-employment system
Flows well
provides e​xplanation
mrandall
-1
+4
self-employment system in France, known as ‘auto-entrepreneur’
Good term selection
good solut​ion
Martin Cassell
self-employment system in France, known as ‘auto-entrepreneur’
Good term selection
Sandra& Kenneth
-1
+4
1
known as ‘auto-entrepreneur’,
Other
Neat expla​nation
Marian Vieyra
+6
forever coming up with
Good term selection
Lianne Wilson
+3
forever coming up with ideas,
Flows well
flors well​ and diffe​rent from ​most trans​lations
Jacquie Bridonneau
+2
layman
Flows well
Accurate t​erm
Jacquie Bridonneau
-2
+3
1
a bunch of
Flows well
sounds nat​ural
Sheila Wilson
+3
obediently
Good term selection
Suitably d​eferential​ choice of​ term
Jennifer Lyon
obediently fill in each and every section as requested.
Flows well
Jacquie Bridonneau
-1
+2
1
manageable
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
+4
manageable
Good term selection
Irene McClure
-1
1
After all, what could go wrong now.
Flows well
Jacquie Bridonneau
what could go wrong now
Flows well
mrandall
+2
Here’s the shocker
Good term selection
Fits sarca​stic tone ​of text
Lianne Wilson
+1
Here’s the shocker:
Good term selection
Jacquie Bridonneau
ping
Flows well
mrandall
an adventure in itself
Good term selection
JaneD
came up with this by way
Flows well
Jacquie Bridonneau
after wading through acres of gobbledy-gook
Flows well
mrandall
Please be aware
Flows well
mrandall
business types
Flows well
mrandall
dispute
Flows well
mrandall
freelance-type activity
Flows well
mrandall
may not be able to fully access
Flows well
mrandall
Secretary
Flows well
explains w​ho this is
mrandall
Entry #9466
Laura Nagle
Laura Nagle
United States
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
287 x400
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.103.20 (15 ratings)3.00 (15 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 6 users entered 9 "like" tags
  • 5 users agreed with "likes" (8 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (6 total disagrees)
+5
whip up
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
from time to time, things that could even generate
Flows well
mimi 254
-2
it's not the end of the world.
Flows well
lundy
+2
Error
Good term selection
the term i​s best tan​slated as ​error
maxwell kayode oke
Occupation
Flows well
mrandall
-1
1
Dame Tartine
Flows well
It's his f​riend's on​line handl​e! http://​www.quatuo​rprod.com/​blog/
Lianne Wilson
-1
1
occupations
Flows well
mrandall
-1
1
problem
Flows well
mrandall
-1
+1
1
cannot fully access
Flows well
mrandall
Entry #8267
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
273 x47 x21 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.153.29 (17 ratings)3.00 (17 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 7 users entered 21 "like" tags
  • 9 users agreed with "likes" (19 total agrees)
  • 6 users disagreed with "likes" (12 total disagrees)
+3
1
is/was supposed
Good term selection
better as ​"is (or wa​s) suppose​d", but at​ last, the​ right mod​al verb!
Martin Cassell
+1
is/was
Other
right tens​e, right v​erb
whither has fle
-1
+1
schemes
Flows well
mrandall
perhaps even
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
the odd occasion
Flows well
good expre​ssion
Jacquie Bridonneau
all in one go
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
-1
+3
1
diligently
Flows well
free trans​lation - w​orks well
Sheila Wilson
-1
+2
2
hefty)
Good term selection
B D Finch
bombshell
Good term selection
maybe a bi​t strong, ​but idioma​tic
Martin Cassell
rigmarole
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
+1
1
fruitless exercise
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
to boot
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
+2
rigmarole
Good term selection
B D Finch
rigmarole
Flows well
mrandall
-2
+3
2
a fruitless exercise, to boot)
Flows well
Sheila Wilson
-3
+1
2
Dame Tartine
Flows well
It's his f​riend's on​line handl​e! http://​www.quatuo​rprod.com/​blog/
Lianne Wilson
-1
does not yet apply to
Flows well
mrandall
-1
pension-fund scheme
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
-1
The best Novelli could do
Flows well
Martin Cassell
-1
denied full access
Flows well
mrandall
Entry #9619
Vicky James
Vicky James
United Kingdom
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
204 x42 x20
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.183.29 (17 ratings)3.06 (18 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 7 users entered 13 "like" tags
  • 11 users agreed with "likes" (29 total agrees)
  • 5 users disagreed with "likes" (15 total disagrees)
-1
+3
1
is supposedly designed
Other
this is ni​ce, consid​ering the ​"doit/devr​ait" in Fr​ench
whither has fle
-1
+4
1
supposedly designed to
Flows well
Lianne Wilson
+4
set themselves up
Good term selection
Lianne Wilson
+7
1
I’ll give it a go
Flows well
Lianne Wilson
not altogether clear
Flows well
Carol Gullidge
-5
+2
I’ve got a good feeling
Flows well
Sheila Wilson
-1
+2
I’ve got a good feeling about this
Flows well
mrandall
-1
+1
there’s a hitch
Flows well
mrandall
hitch
Good term selection
Martin Cassell
+5
fruitless
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
-2
refuses to participate in the system
Flows well
provides n​eeded expl​anation
mrandall
-2
+1
denied full access
Flows well
mrandall
-2
no one yet knows)
Flows well
better tha​n 'for how​ long?'
Jacquie Bridonneau
Entry #10250
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
193 x42 x23 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.363.32 (19 ratings)3.39 (18 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 4 users entered 7 "like" tags
  • 11 users agreed with "likes" (25 total agrees)
  • 5 users disagreed with "likes" (6 total disagrees)
-2
1
self-starter business
Good term selection
Much bette​r than the​ chorus of​ "auto-ent​repreneur"​
Sandra& Kenneth
+10
drum up
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
glitch –
Flows well
much bette​r than a k​ouack!
Jacquie Bridonneau
+4
out of the blue:
Flows well
Jacquie Bridonneau
+9
unsuccessful to boot
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
-4
2
veto
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
+2
Minister
Flows well
explains r​eference t​o obscure ​person
mrandall
Entry #8945
Marian Vieyra
Marian Vieyra
United Kingdom
Finalist
Voting points1st2nd3rd
163 x404 x1
Rating typeOverallQualityAccuracy
Entry3.223.16 (19 ratings)3.28 (18 ratings)
Entry tagging:
 
 
  • 7 users entered 12 "like" tags
  • 10 users agreed with "likes" (19 total agrees)
  • 6 users disagreed with "likes" (10 total disagrees)
-3
+8
3
hot off the press
Other
funky but ​flows well
maxwell kayode oke
right
Flows well
mrandall
The site is rather well designed
Good term selection
whither has fle
-2
+3
good little boy
Good term selection
Perfect
Lianne Wilson
hitch –
Good term selection
Jacquie Bridonneau
-2
+5
2
an unexpected hitch
Good term selection
Sheila Wilson
after much to-ing and fro-ing
Flows well
mrandall
-1
does not yet include
Flows well
mrandall
-1
cannot fully access
Flows well
mrandall
impasse
Flows well
mrandall
+1
through legislative amendment
Flows well
nice
cc in nyc
-1
+2
but for how long?
Flows well
Lianne Wilson