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Freelancers Survey
Thread poster: Lingua Quality

Lingua Quality
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 20:11
Member (2009)
English to Arabic
Apr 8, 2019

Dear colleagues & freelancers,

Without a doubt, the freelancing workforce is on the rise. Although freelancers enjoy the flexibility of their work, they also face many challenges.

Can you please fill this brief survey in order to help clients understand freelancers’ concerns/challenges?

This survey is a part of a research paper and is completely anonymous.

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Dear colleagues & freelancers,

Without a doubt, the freelancing workforce is on the rise. Although freelancers enjoy the flexibility of their work, they also face many challenges.

Can you please fill this brief survey in order to help clients understand freelancers’ concerns/challenges?

This survey is a part of a research paper and is completely anonymous.

https://forms.gle/a2rmbUbotEqTx4as5

Appreciate your reply before Friday, April 12th.

Thanks,
Mai
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André Lourenço
 

Shiva Aminoroaya
Iran
Local time: 19:41
Member (2018)
English to Persian (Farsi)
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Filled out the survey. Apr 9, 2019

Good luck with your research!

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:11
Member (2008)
Italian to English
All the time Apr 9, 2019

Can someone kindly explain why every 5 minutes someone wants to do a survey about translators?

Oleksandr Ivanov
 

DZiW (X)
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
Love-bombing: the strong eats the weak Apr 9, 2019

Tom, don't worry: While it also can be just another trick to influence freelancers, wannabes, and bystanders in attempt to change the public opinion, hardly could it fool a clever mind. It's just marketing (correlating one's demand with other's supply; including researches to gain even more profits), nothing personal.

As for the topic, the core of most problems is one wants to take away or steal bread from the other.
In this case, it's about greedy agencies exploiting
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Tom, don't worry: While it also can be just another trick to influence freelancers, wannabes, and bystanders in attempt to change the public opinion, hardly could it fool a clever mind. It's just marketing (correlating one's demand with other's supply; including researches to gain even more profits), nothing personal.

As for the topic, the core of most problems is one wants to take away or steal bread from the other.
In this case, it's about greedy agencies exploiting speechless non-businessmen ("translators") using "discounts" and other lame excuses. Shortly, most even decent translators are not an equal party for middlemen, let alone end clients.

As once an ex-translator who opened an agency replied:
Not cheating such a sucker is like stealing from myself!
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Paweł Hamerski (X)
Local time: 17:11
English to Polish
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I did not like some of the questions Apr 9, 2019

so I changed them.

 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 17:11
Member (2018)
French to English
because! Apr 9, 2019

Tom in London wrote:

Can someone kindly explain why every 5 minutes someone wants to do a survey about translators?

because students have to conduct research to get their translation degree?

Nobody's making you click on it.


 

DZiW (X)
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
FITD Apr 9, 2019

Kay, on the other hand they may play old-time "foot-in-the-door" trick: first asking for a little favor as answering short polls, then requesting even higher "repetition discounts" and payment after 366 days, and gradually switching to free translation demands)

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:11
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Didn't Apr 9, 2019

Kay Denney wrote:

because students have to conduct research to get their translation degree?

Nobody's making you click on it.


The OP didn't specify why they want me to spend time filling in their survey. So your answer is speculative.

But it is correct that nobody's making me click on it. That is incontrovertible.

[Edited at 2019-04-09 17:26 GMT]


Kay Denney
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