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Re: [Czechlist] RE: IMF police interpreting

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  • Martin Janda
    Hi Tom, Is there an over-the-phone interpreting ... There is one, provided by Pegas, the mobile operator (I am working for them from time to time), but I doubt
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 29, 2000
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      Hi Tom,


      Is there an over-the-phone interpreting
      > service in the CR? That would be a fast, efficient and, above all, SAFE
      > way to do the work. In the US it is often used for interrogations, 911
      > calls, etc.


      There is one, provided by Pegas, the mobile operator (I am working for them
      from time to time), but I doubt their business people-targeted rates are
      affordable for our poor underbudgeted police force. :)

      Martin
      (Back again to home and PC)


      >
      > I read something about some shady deals going on in terms of conference
      > interpreting for IMF meeting in Prague (it might have been TOP website?)
      > and I can tell you all just this:
      >
      > I lived in Seattle during the WTO meeting there and for a few months
      > tried to get hold of someone who could hire me to interpret for the
      > Czech delegation. I was first really disappointed I did not get the job,
      > thinking that it was, after all, my home turf and all (and a colleague
      > of ours was probably shipped from across the world to do the work) but
      > when it all started I was DARN GLAD I did not have to try to go there in
      > my suit and tie and try to explain to the turtle people, labor unionists
      > and riot-gear-clad, tear-gas-shootin' cops that I am just an
      > interpreter, not an oppressor of workers in Sri Lanka, and therefore a
      > friend to all the people of good will who desire to understand one
      > another :-)
      >
      > In other words, stay away from a job like this. There is far too much
      > stuff to deal with on top of the actual work.
      >
      > Tom
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