When it comes to totally missing a client’s Fingerspelling, third time is almost never the charm.
Nothing you do now will change the work you did then.
The appointment ended at 4:17 PM. It is now 2:06 AM, stop picking it apart and go to sleep.
To the newly certified interpreter nervous to team with me:
Unbalanced comparisons breed hopelessness; so don’t.
Yes, I am better at interpreting than you are right now.
But, that is not because I have more talent or ability than you. I just have 26 years more practice.
Our skills are unbalanced by time, and nothing else.
Now, lets get to work on achieving balance!
(See Rule 64)
Always be the interpreter with whom you wish to team.
How to avoid saying “that’s not my job”(on going):
Thrilled to take the Patient down CT for you Doc. Caveat, you know I’m a contractor not an actual employee of the Hospital, right? While the Hospital has not given me a complete list of the things it frowns on me doing, it seems like patient transport would be on it.”
At the end of day, interpreting is a learning experience. For example, at the end of the day today, you learned that just prior to your eight hours of highly technical platform interpreting in front of a packed auditorium-you spilled your breakfast on your shirt.
Scrubbing in on a surgery? NEVER not cool!