I don't know if this has been the case for a lot of translators here at Gengo, or if it's something more related to the language pairs that I'm qualified to work with, but ever since late November last year, the amount of jobs coming through has been drastically reduced and it hasn't really picked up ever since. I initially thought it would only be a December, and thus, a holiday season type of thing (as I remembered happened last year as well), where it's normal for work to slow down but now January has passed and we're reaching mid-February and I have not seen work pick up pretty much at all, to the point where it's starting to get worrying.
I'm quite confident that my RSS feed reader is working appropriately and that that's not the issue, so my question is if this is something that other translators have seen across the board and if so, do we know why that is? I can't really correlate it with the latest surge in covid-19 cases that started to pick up on December because the first wave passed pretty much unnoticed given that we're already used to remote work, and if anything, work might've picked up a bit given the new amount of covid related jobs coming through.
So, has everybody seen work cut off almost completely as well? Am I missing something?
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