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A few weeks ago, we (the translators working on the Catawiki project) received an email informing us that Catawiki would stop sending their usual jobs to Gengo. However, in place of the jobs in the "old" categories, jobs in a new category (classic cars and motorcycles) were to start coming in on July 25th. To express our interest in working on these new jobs, we had to complete a survey sent to us in a second email.

I've filled out the survey, but I haven't heard anything since. I haven't seen any jobs about cars and motorcycles yet either, although July 25th was yesterday.

I'm curious to hear if it's the same for the rest of you guys. Maybe there just aren't many of these new jobs yet? Or should I assume that I haven't been selected to work on them?

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    InmaDG

    Same here. I was hoping for the July 25th to arrive but I haven’t seen any Catawiki job since yesterday. I wasn’t part of the previous Catawiki project but I also received the survey you talk about. Maybe we haven’t been selected or maybe there’s a delay with this project 🤷🏻‍♀️ but I’d appreciate if someone could tell us about this.

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    InmaDG

    Here I am again just to say that I’ve just “catch” a Catawiki job as preferred translator, so the project is working now.

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    Quesada

    @InmaDG

    Thanks for your replies! At least I now know I'm not the only one in this situation :)

    By the way, was the job you managed to catch a job in the classic cars and motorcycles category or was it in a a different category?

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    InmaDG

    It was from “classic cars and motorcycles”. But I’ve only seen that one

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    Quesada

    Ok, thanks! It looks like it might be that there just really aren't many jobs available then.

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    nicola.pellicciotti

    Hi Everybody!

    I can confirm I'm getting at least 1 translation a day from catawiki in the classic cars and motorcycles category in the EN->IT language pair and a few in the reverse pair

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    mariaglagartera

    Hi there!

    In August, almost every day, there was work in the EN>ES language pair to translate from Catawiki, but not anymore. Is it just me? 

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    InmaDG

    Hi Maria, I think it only worked in August 😞

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    mariaglagartera

    Well, then that makes two of us :)

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    Quesada

    In my language pair (NL>EN-GB) there are still some Catawiki jobs every now and then, but not nearly as many as there were a couple of months ago.

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    Rica Tero

    Hi everyone!

    Thank you for sharing your concerns and experiences in this thread. I would like to apologize as I don't know the exact reason yet. The person I can ask about this is on PTO and will be back on Monday. I asked for your patience and understanding about this. 
    I will update here once I get the gist of the situation with the Catawiki project.

    I hope you all have a great day ahead, and stay safe always!
    Regards// Rica

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    Quesada

    Thanks for your reply, Rica!

     

    To be fair, this decrease in job volume was already communicated to us in the email I mentioned in the first post of this thread, which was sent to us in June. So the current situation isn't really a surprise. Still, it's a pity that the drop in number of jobs has been this big.

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    Rica Tero

    Hi everyone! Hope you all have a great and safe weekend.

    @Quesada - Thanks for the response. :)
    I have asked and confirmed from the team that no LP was removed from the project. The project's volume has dramatically decreased, which might be the reason why some of you couldn't see any jobs in this project (in your LP). We humbly ask for your understanding in this matter. <3 
    Regards//Rica

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    mariaglagartera

    Thank you for the info, Rica!

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