Originally Posted by dereksbicycles
Don't really understand the need of having personal interpreter. Not to insult interpreter, but they're not your hearing ear dog or friend. Yeah, it is better to have a friendly interpreter than not, but why is one so hooked up on one interpreter? If I was to need an interpreter, I'll be happy with any professional interpreters. Don't have to rely on any 1 interpreter. No need to snatch. Do that co worker know she is snatching interpreter right under your nose?
Oh they are not "personal interpreters", they are professional, it may look that way to look like we have personal interpreters. The said co worker has a technical requirement for her meetings and wants same interpreters to be familiar with terminology and vocabulary. (in my opinion, whatever!) We have a contract with them. Yes, she knows she snatches them from me because she notifies me and my supervisor.
Now for a few days she is working at home and she apparently cancelled my interpreters by mistake and I ended up not having interpreters for MY meetings and my supervisor and I were NONE too pleased. We are going to be working on a solution. The co worker does not want to use an outside agency for interpreters, due to unfamiliar with terminology.. ok whatever. I have had to use interpreters from outside agency which I am comfortable with for all staff meeting which included a few terminology and the interpreter signed them just fine!!!!!