Rule 643

A professional expects payment. A volunteer expects gratitude.

Either may get both, but no one should ever expect both!

Rule 631

“If you can just do this quick job for us we will work out pay with you later,” or, “Don’t worry we’ll take care of you,” is just a Hearing Client’s way of saying, “we’re not going to pay you.”

It’s kinda a Labor Day Rule.

Rule 628

Every Freelance Interpreter has rolled the dice and accepted an appointment that they know is long and boring because at least half the time it cancels last minute so they still get paid.

Rule 580

Stop doubting that you did great work just because you’re the one who did it.

Rule 545

Most problems can be avoided by taking two minutes out of your day to focus on them the FIRST time you think about them. Just two minutes.

And you have many minutes!

You have minutes to:

Check the time of the appointment;

Check the address;

Check the name of the client;

Check the name and phone number of the contact person; and,

you will still have so many minutes.

Rule 531

Referral Agency: I know you had your first appointment at 5:00 a.m., but we will pay time and a half if you run and swap out an interpreter who had an emergency. It’s for a new night-shift employee’s orientation and shouldn’t be more than a couple of hours.