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!
The worst, most difficult interpreting appointment still beats any other job I can think of!
VRS Call Center, Saturday 2:30 AM. Naked person tells booty-call to bring pizza. Nudity, booty and pizza. The VRS, late-night, weekend Trifecta.
I learned to read fingerspelling the old-fashioned way; public embarrassment.