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Tempers flaring all over the place October 29, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.
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One of the blogs I subscribe to, The Happiness Project, has a really interesting post about staying calm despite pre-election jitters. Even if you aren’t in the U.S. I think this is sound advice in general. I’ve noticed that tempers are flaring all over the place at the moment (on Monday there were petty arguments on four of the listservs I subscribe to – not all translation-related), so I wanted to share this with you all. I think it has to do with the fact that the weather is turning bad and people are stressed out with the start of the holiday season, too much work, the push to get everything done before leaving for the ATA conference, etc. It’s a very strange phenomenon I noticed several years ago, because I fell prey to it.

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1. Corinne McKay - October 29, 2008

Great post, it’s so true! I was just commenting to a colleague today that the problem with taking the week off for the ATA conference is that you need to take the week before off as well, which is impossible since you’re already taking an unpaid week off for the conference. Oh well, with enough caffeine and Advil, anything is possible!


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