One of my favorite Notes!
Knowing when you should ask permission and when to just state what you need as a fact is a skill every interpreter must develop.
If you ever want to know how much embarrassment you can take, interpret for a mediocre comedian who needs an easy target to save his act.
You had a bad day, that doesn’t mean you’re a bad interpreter.
This may apply to you today.
Remember this when it applies to your team tomorrow.
We have to accept that we can try and try to help someone make their life better, but we can never overcome that person’s compulsion to make their life worse.
If you do mainly freelance or educational interpreting during the school year and freelance in the summer or VRS and have an Etsy store or…
You should really consider sitting down with a financial planner and a CPA.
It costs money.
Its also worth it. Specifically with all the changes in the tax code that are dropping on folks like like an apartment would if revisions in the building codes happen the same way the Trump tax cuts did (the very wealth would be fine. The rest of us would get crushed).
The amount you can save usually more than makes up for the up-front costs.
But you have to remember finding the right CPA or financial planner is like finding the right counselor or doctor or lawyer.
You have to play the field. One date is not a relationship.
If you have a CPA and you don’t feel they are working hard enough in your best interest then break-up and find someone new. See other people and don’t settle for less than you deserve.
When you find the one you really like, the one that works for you, then swipe right.