Poll: How much time off do you usually grant yourself per year?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How much time off do you usually grant yourself per year?".

This poll was originally submitted by Elodie Bonnafous. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 23:26
Membro (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
I don't keep track Jan 2

Being my own boss, I have no fixed pattern; I take days off here and there, whenever there is no translation work (like today and probably tomorrow). After completing a large project, I always allow myself one or two days off to freshen up.

Happy New Year to you all!


Yetta Jensen Bogarde
Josephine Cassar
Mariana Borio
Laura Nagle
Elizabeth Tamblin
Paul van Zijll
Philip Lees
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:26
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Jan 2

I don't really take "time off" from translating - I even did a little work yesterday. In 2018 I stopped for just over a week because I was on holiday in the Maldives, but I usually keep ticking over virtually all year round. I am my own boss and don't see myself as being exploited or overworked. If I did, I'd probably have a different approach.

Teresa Borges
Laura Nagle
Paul van Zijll
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Yetta Jensen Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 00:26
Membro (2012)
English to Danish
+ ...
I don't keep track Jan 2

I used to take 2-3 weeks off in a year, but with age I allow myself more time.
My schedule has not been so hectic to last year.


 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:26
Membro (2004)
English to Italian
Time off? Jan 2

What's that?

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Jean Dimitriadis  Identity Verified
France
Membro
English to French
+ ...
  Jan 2

I'm not keeping track (and scheduling is flexible, depending on many factors), but it must be more than one month of time off per year, not counting "weekends". I didn't leave the rat race just to enter it again by my own volition.

[Edited at 2020-01-02 12:56 GMT]


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 19:26
Membro (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Time off? Jan 3

If I add all the days in the year when I had no jobs and nothing to do, it will probably add up to a month. But if you are considering entire weeks or periods, then I have no accurate answer for this question.

Philip Lees
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 00:26
Membro (2018)
French to English
. Jan 3

Hum, last year for example I went for a ten-day visit to my in-laws, where there's practically no internet connection and no laptop, and had to turn down a few jobs during that time. Then in the summer I was at our new second home and didn't do much work at all during that time. I basically decided to only take on work that I could get done in the couple of hours that I'm up before my partner surfaces. I only billed about €300 that month and refused several big jobs. And I've only taken on lit... See more
Hum, last year for example I went for a ten-day visit to my in-laws, where there's practically no internet connection and no laptop, and had to turn down a few jobs during that time. Then in the summer I was at our new second home and didn't do much work at all during that time. I basically decided to only take on work that I could get done in the couple of hours that I'm up before my partner surfaces. I only billed about €300 that month and refused several big jobs. And I've only taken on little bits over Christmas, and have refused a fair bit of work too. All in all that would add up to 5-6 weeks of not working, or barely working.Collapse


 


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