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Hi,

This issue has been discussed here several times already, but as far as I know we never got a consistent explanation for the practice.
I'm talking about the hiring of new translators in already heavily overcrowded pairs, like now EN>DE, resulting in a rat race to snatch a few breadcrumbs. I just don't understand what improvement Gengo is expecting from it. The jobs that are stuck on the list for days are doing it for good reasons (various issues, strange formats, missing context, standard rates for texts demanding special expertise, etc.). The only effect I can imagine that an even greater number of translators could have on the waiting jobs would be that sooner or later some hopeful amateur will be found who dares to "translate" them - with expectable results. Or is it just in order to create pressure among the translators to take especially the 1.5 cent TM jobs more quickly?
Just wondering.

Regards,
Norbert

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    mirko

    "we never got a consistent explanation for the practice" - Seeing how this time it doesn't look like it will be any different, it must be part of their official policy... Way to hide the elephant in the room. Nobody noticed it.

    BTW, thanks for the consideration and the openness about this issue, Gengo. Much appreciated.

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    Mahl

    Well, maybe in this case (EN>DE) Gengo knew what was about to come.

    For the last one and a half weeks there have constantly been 100+ available collections in my dashboard and (I assume) most of us received an email that we better get to work :-) because there were actually more than 4000 open collections. I’ve seen at least one customer complaining that she has been waiting for more than a week to have a job translated. Open data for October will be interesting, I expect FAT for EN>DE to be in the thousands.

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    mirko

    Agree 101% with the above.

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    carla m.

    My thoughts exactly.

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    LBTranslations

    Some things never change.

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