Rule 91

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 moreĀ practice.

Our skills are unbalanced by time, and nothing else.

Now, lets get to work on achieving balance!

(See Rule 64)

Rule 89

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.”