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One frequent translator complaint that I notice on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln) is how much translators detest the patronizing attitude toward translators by some project managers (PMs) working for certain translation agencies.

The worst offenders for poor treatment of translators, who are often much older and much better educated than the PMs, are usually very young recent college graduates who can’t find another job and are thus favorite hires for PMs of translation agencies (excuse me, LSPs!), especially the large ones, because they can be hired on the cheap.

One such former PM of a large translation agency, (hint: it’s been in the news a lot recently due to major internecine troubles in the company among its two partners who are fighting each other tooth and nail in court to the delight of translators), shared this little tidbit with translators eager to find out more about the company’s innovative…

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