There are days when I hate my job, but if there’s one thing I hate more, it’s when people complain about their job in front of customers. I walked into a drugstore at the weekend to the sound of a bitching employee and almost walked right back out.
Things have been quiet around here for two reasons: time, that part of life none of us ever seem to have enough of, and attitude. I don’t want this blog to be a place where people go to help me bitch and moan about everything that’s wrong with the translation industry. I want it to be a place where people go to find out how other people deal with clueless customers, bad translators and incompetent agencies, without bitching about them. Bitching and moaning never got anyone anywhere. So bear with me while I turn a few interesting and a few negative experiences into something we can all benefit from, and finish the write-ups on two interesting workshops I attended at the beginning of the year.