Poll: What's your slowest working day of the week?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What's your slowest working day of the week?".

This poll was originally submitted by Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:01
Membre (2007)
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I don't have a day that is typically slow, Sep 14

but more often than not the end of the week is quieter, though last week, after two months of intense work, was very slow until… Friday! Usually, new jobs come early or mid-week, but there’s no rule and I have no qualms about working weekends when the need arises.

neilmac
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Allemagne
Local time: 17:01
Membre (2009)
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I don't have a typically slow day Sep 14

Any day of the week, sometimes even including the weekends, can be quite busy. The slower days are spread throughout the week, so there's no specific day with a little more free time. And this free time can be used for other things, e. g. networking or any other admin work.

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neilmac
Teresa Borges
Muriel Vasconcellos
Philip Lees
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Espagne
Local time: 17:01
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Other Sep 14

I claim to provide service 24-7, and Saturday and Sunday are probably the days I'm least likely to receive any requests. Apart from that, I imagine that my job involves as many ups and downs as any other freelance translator. Feast and famine are par for the course.

Teresa Borges
Rebecca Marsden
Paul van Zijll
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 17:01
Membre (2018)
français vers anglais
. Sep 14

While working in-house, I noticed that I was often twiddling my thumbs on a Monday morning, and there was no point asking the PMs if they had anything for me to translate because they were all at a meeting, and even if they weren't at their meeting, the clients were all at a meeting. I get the impression that all French offices are in a meeting on Monday morning! Then going freelance, I don't think it's changed much, although I'm aware that confirmation bias may be at play here.
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While working in-house, I noticed that I was often twiddling my thumbs on a Monday morning, and there was no point asking the PMs if they had anything for me to translate because they were all at a meeting, and even if they weren't at their meeting, the clients were all at a meeting. I get the impression that all French offices are in a meeting on Monday morning! Then going freelance, I don't think it's changed much, although I'm aware that confirmation bias may be at play here.
Anyway, when I was asked to teach at my translation school, I said OK provided it was on Monday morning. Anything that does need doing for Monday morning can be got out of the way at the weekend, so that's the least problematic moment.
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Elena Feriani
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Tom in London
Royaume-Uni
Local time: 16:01
Membre (2008)
italien vers anglais
Monday mornings Sep 14

question "What's your slowest working day of the week?".

answer:

Unless I'm already busy on something, Monday mornings are the quietest time for new jobs to come in. That's because on a Monday morning, nobody in Italy (where all my work comes from) has written anything that requires translation - unless they were working over the weekend, which is unlikely.


Elena Feriani
svetlana cosquéric
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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 11:01
Membre (2004)
anglais vers français
Some weeks are busy and some are not Sep 14

These past 2 weeks have been incredibly slow, which gave me the opportunity to apply for jobs, as opposed to July when I had almost no time to eat.

 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
Royaume-Uni
Local time: 16:01
Membre (2011)
français vers anglais
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Monday Sep 14

Monday is the quietest day for me, as most work tends to come in later in the week.

 

Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 11:01
Membre (2009)
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Usually Friday Sep 14

Sometimes Monday is a bit slow. The midweek is usually busiest. I don't often get a lot on Friday.

Teresa Borges
 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
États-Unis
Local time: 08:01
Membre (2003)
espagnol vers anglais
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No particular day Sep 14

Since the jobs I receive are usually quite long, I give myself a daily quota across the week, including weekends.

Teresa Borges
 

Bernhard Sulzer  Identity Verified
États-Unis
Local time: 11:01
Membre (2006)
anglais vers allemand
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Why indundate us with polls? Sep 14

I'm tired of these polls.

Lots of people having a hard time even making it. And you're worried about the slow days.



[Edited at 2020-09-14 22:30 GMT]


Robert Rietvelt
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Anastasia Kingsley Kinkusic  Identity Verified
États-Unis
Membre (2011)
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Steady Eddie Sep 15

Happy to say that I have work everyday, but I choose to negotiate later deadlines and make my own hours whenever possible (90% of the time). For example I give myself a day off on Friday’s, and work at half speed (at the very most) on weekends. Monday mornings are either from a prior week commitment or I get something first thing in the morning. So call it a four day work week, barring emergencies and personal projects!

 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:01
Membre (2006)
espagnol vers néerlandais
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Slowest working day? Sep 15

No Idea, but I do know the slowest working TIME of the day, at night when I am sleeping.

Could the polls please come up with some sensible questions, focused on the translation business (Proz = a translator platform????) in stead of this kind of nonsense? (although I must say, I have seen worse questions).

[Edited at 2020-09-15 20:59 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-09-15 21:01 GMT]


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