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Poll: I find it difficult to keep my household duties from interfering with work.
Շարքի հրապարակողը: ProZ.com Staff

ProZ.com Staff
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Sep 27

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "I find it difficult to keep my household duties from interfering with work.".

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Teresa Borges
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Local time: 18:55
Անդամ (2007)
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False Sep 27

Actually, it’s the other way around: work comes first than my domestic chores. I’m very tidy and I have a cleaning lady every week. As I tend to forget to eat when I’m really busy with work, you can imagine what happens with my remaining “duties”. I was married twice and I have 3 children but I have been living alone for a long time now. I do enjoy living alone: I love my own space, my job, my freedom and the company of my dog…

Angie Garbarino
Muriel Vasconcellos
Philip Lees
marantz
Bettina Dauch
 

Ana Vozone  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:55
Անդամ (2010)
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False Sep 27

After 41 years freelancing from home and being a Mom and housewife at the same time, household chores and work are perfectly integrated, it's a perfect harmony

Angie Garbarino
 

Martha Schwan
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Local time: 16:55
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FALSE Sep 27

I get up very, very early in the morning to keep track of my household duties. The house here is very big.

Rebecca Marsden
 

Novian Cahyadi
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Local time: 01:55
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False Sep 27

I always have Sundays available to do my household chores.

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
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Local time: 19:55
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Partially true Sep 27

In addition to looking after my own place, which has a spacious garden requiring upkeep, I'm also looking after my friends house while he is working abroad until November and December - which mainly consists of feeding and watering the livestock, but still takes at least an hour or two out of my day.

However, if push comes to shove and I have urgent deadlines, everything else is secondary.


 

Edith van der Have
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Local time: 19:55
Անդամ (2016)
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For me it should be ... Sep 27

... I find it difficult to keep my work from interfering with my household duties, because I like translating much, much more than doing the laundry, etc.

Thayenga
Rebecca Marsden
marantz
Josephine Cassar
 

Nuno Rosalino
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Local time: 18:55
Անդամ (2012)
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Pomodoro Sep 27

Used to be true for me, but I came across a productivity tool that's helped me immensely. I'm sure that, as freelancers, most everyone here will have heard about the Pomodoro system. I came across it earlier this year and I'm just so much more productive now. It's a pretty simple system: you focus on your work for 25 minutes (that means no Facebook, no Reddit, work!), and take a 5 minute break. Rinse and repeat. I use the to stretch my legs, rest my eyes and do some quick chores. It's so simple,... See more
Used to be true for me, but I came across a productivity tool that's helped me immensely. I'm sure that, as freelancers, most everyone here will have heard about the Pomodoro system. I came across it earlier this year and I'm just so much more productive now. It's a pretty simple system: you focus on your work for 25 minutes (that means no Facebook, no Reddit, work!), and take a 5 minute break. Rinse and repeat. I use the to stretch my legs, rest my eyes and do some quick chores. It's so simple, but it's like magic for scatterbrains like me.Collapse


 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:55
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other way round Sep 27

My work interferes with my housework ...
Today at least I have no jobs, so I'm going to catch up on the ironing.
Yesterday I even had time to make a cake.


Bettina Dauch
Josephine Cassar
 

Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
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In My Case,.. Sep 27

...work comes first, because without it, maintaining my household would be something that would be more difficult to achieve. After, all, I have to pay housecleaners, lawncare workers, and handymen from time to time.


[Edited at 2020-09-27 16:50 GMT]


marantz
Josephine Cassar
 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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False Sep 27

One leaves all that to the staff.

Barbara Cochran, MFA
Muriel Vasconcellos
Philip Lees
 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Local time: 10:55
Անդամ (2003)
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False Sep 27

Like Teresa, my work fills my life and I have little time left to take care of the house. I have hired house helpers for more years than I care to admit. Even so, I always feel a nagging sense of guilt over household tasks that I should be taking care of.

marantz
Teresa Borges
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Local time: 16:55
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Partially true Sep 27

Sometimes they do interfere, but most of the time, I plan it so I can do both things without interference. Aa a matter of fact, household duties sometimes are a type of break I take from work.

 

Tom in London
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Local time: 18:55
Անդամ (2008)
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I don't Sep 28

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "I find it difficult to keep my household duties from interfering with work.".

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If I don't get up from this workdesk and into the kitchen to make soup, I won't have anything for lunch all week.


 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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Local time: 19:55
Անդամ (2018)
ֆրանսերենից անգլերեն
. Sep 28

As an agency employee, I would sometimes work from home when the kids were sick. I would feel guilty about stopping to hang out the washing and stuff like that. But still I would get all the work done, even if I had to keep at it past knocking-off time.
Now that I no longer have a suspicious boss breathing virtually down my neck, getting housework done in between translation jobs just comes naturally.
Paid work takes priority, so the house can get a bit messy when I have lots of
... See more
As an agency employee, I would sometimes work from home when the kids were sick. I would feel guilty about stopping to hang out the washing and stuff like that. But still I would get all the work done, even if I had to keep at it past knocking-off time.
Now that I no longer have a suspicious boss breathing virtually down my neck, getting housework done in between translation jobs just comes naturally.
Paid work takes priority, so the house can get a bit messy when I have lots of jobs on the go. Anyone who doesn't like it can jolly well clean up whatever is bothering them.
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