Poll: Does the observance of local holidays interfere with your work with your clients?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Membre (2007)
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Not at all! Aug 8, 2017

If I have work to do I don't observe local holidays...

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Allemagne
Local time: 01:41
Membre (2006)
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Holidays? Aug 8, 2017

We are self-employed, we plan ahead -or at least we should. If anyone else is having holidays and you do not want to, then why should you?

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Membre (2006)
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Their local holidays, not mine! Aug 8, 2017

Occasionally, holidays in my clients' countries can cause (minor) problems. Their offices are closed for Ascension Day, and so on, and they can't be contacted.
Public holidays in the UK don't interfere with my work - I take the day off or not according to my professional and/or personal plans.


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Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
Royaume-Uni
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Membre (2011)
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Not at all x 2 Aug 8, 2017

Teresa Borges wrote:

If I have work to do I don't observe local holidays...


The same applies to me.


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ISABELLE MEURVILLE
France
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Membre (2005)
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It does interfer POSITIVELY Aug 8, 2017

Quite a lot of work comes in when working during local holidays, either my country's or others'. Being available when colleagues are not is a marketing advantage!

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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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I'm happy if they're on holiday Aug 8, 2017

...more time for me to work on their project.



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Romina Eva Pérez Escorihuela
Argentine
Local time: 20:41
Membre (2010)
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Definitely! Aug 8, 2017

I work mostly as a conference interpreter, and in summer down here (December to March) the amount of work decreases considerably. I like to travel in February and March, so I don't bother. I also invest this time to plan my marketing activities for the year, among other administrative tasks...

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italie
Local time: 01:41
Membre (2008)
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No Aug 8, 2017

it depends, sometimes my local holidays give the chance to work on days when nobody is going to interrupt you.
Interfere? actually no, if I know that it is a special holiday and I can do something with my family I just plan it ahead, but I keep an eye on my email so I can reply to clients if they contact me.
So at the end of the day, the answer is no, there is no interference


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brésil
Local time: 20:41
Membre (2014)
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No Aug 8, 2017

Holidays are not mandatry for freelancers in my country. And I doubt it is in any country, except, maybe, North Korea. Or perhaps I didn't understand the question, but holidays and weekends, as well as working hours, do not apply to most translators. We work when we have work to do.

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