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Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:06
Membro (2011)
French to English
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Undermined Jul 5

Brexit has undermined my choice to work in this profession, since the UK's international relations are getting worse by the day.

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:06
Spanish to English
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Reaffirmed Jul 5

Working from home means not having to be in close proximity to possible vectors of contagion. Unlike my daughter, currently working from home on furlough and under threat of redundancy, who really misses the social aspect of working in an office with a team she considers her friends, I'm quite happy with my hermit-like existence.

Kay-Viktor Stegemann
Dan Lucas
Anna Herbst
Jan Truper
Kanako Fujiwara
Teresa Borges
Mariana Borio
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:06
Membro (2009)
English to German
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Not affected at all Jul 5

There is little impact of world events on my decision because it had been made several decades ago. During that time there had been many crisis which also had little to no effect on my decision.

Dan Lucas
Aline Amorim
Vi Pukite
Philippe Etienne
Teresa Borges
ahartje
Philip Lees
 

Liena Vijupe  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 16:06
Membro (2014)
French to Latvian
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Reaffirmed Jul 5

Nobody can fire me, I was already working from home and after a couple very slow months I'm working at my maximum capacity again and have even had to reject some jobs for that reason. I have also never had more time for work with other options being limited right now.

Of course, I am also fully aware that there is no guarantee the work will keep coming in forever or even long enough – as I've been for the past 10 years since I'm doing this, but so far it's been good.


Kanako Fujiwara
Mariana Borio
Edwin den Boer
Rytis G
 

Chie. I  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 23:06
Membro (2013)
English to Japanese
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Neutral Jul 5

WFH is great but people with larger companies are often staying at home and given a salary without doing anything and still keeping the job. We are very lucky about being busy, but not the luckiest considering the long term isolation since well before COVID.

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Not something I’ve thought about Jul 5

Angus Stewart wrote:

Brexit has undermined my choice to work in this profession, since the UK's international relations are getting worse by the day.

I’m not sure Brexit is what the asker had in mind😂

But neither Brexit nor Covid-19 have had any adverse effect on my business - quite the opposite.


Edwin den Boer
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 12:06
Membro (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Not affected at all Jul 8

But perhaps this would be a good time to look for a new job or try something new, since the market is hot looking for new professionals and offering lots of opportunities, whouldn't it? What a thoughtful poll!

 

Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 11:06
Membro (2006)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Reaffirmed Jul 8

Having seen a couple of close friends (in other fields) being let go from their jobs due to the economic turndown, I am glad that I can't be "fired". On the negative side, work did slow down considerably for a couple of months, but I have the option to contact potential new clients, which is easier than finding a new inhouse job. Also, my specialty certainly helps.

As a bonus, while I do miss my friends and family (we've been quarantined for 100+ days here), I am spared from having
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Having seen a couple of close friends (in other fields) being let go from their jobs due to the economic turndown, I am glad that I can't be "fired". On the negative side, work did slow down considerably for a couple of months, but I have the option to contact potential new clients, which is easier than finding a new inhouse job. Also, my specialty certainly helps.

As a bonus, while I do miss my friends and family (we've been quarantined for 100+ days here), I am spared from having to risk my health by commuting and being in close proximity to other people, and I am kind of used to not seeing people all/every day anyway.

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