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    Interpreter's salary

    I can't speak for all terps, but as far as I'm concerned, that's WAY better than a monetary tip and really means alot to me. Yes, it's our job, and yes, we are getting paid but a simple, "thank you, good job" really does the heart good. You really make an interpreter's day when you say that.
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    Interpreter's salary

    :laugh2: asshat.... just doesn't get said enough.
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    why so many deaf single men?

    It's so scary!!! When I was first learning ASL, I had never met a Deaf person, and didn't know ANYTHING about ASL, not even the alphabet. My ASL teacher said the only way to learn the language was to see and use the langauge... so here we are, a small group of students at the bowling alley on...
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    um. okay. thanks for letting me know?
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    The Dreaded Jury Duty Summons Letter

    doesn't matter what state you live in. If you are summoned for jury duty they are required to provide an interpreter. Most likely, they will excuse you so they won't have to continue to provide that support service.
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    lol... One of my teachers in my interpreting program was explaining why he didn't like the phrase, 'Hearing Impaired," and said that really, we (students in the classroom) were "Deaf Impaired." So anytime, I misunderstood something, I would say, "You'll have to forgive me, I didn't understand...
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    Interpreter's salary

    I wouldn't accept a tip. God knows I charge enough for my services. lol
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    awww... come on! What if we said we were "Deaf-Impaired?":giggle:
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    Interpreter's salary

    :laugh2: Normally, I wouldn't make such a statement about someone that I don't know, but based on all of jasin's comments.... You, sir, are an idiot. It is not your place, nor your right to "fire an interpreter" as YOU are NOT the interpreter's BOSS! If you have an issue with the...
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    Interpreter's salary

    ROFL Nice!! I love good interpreter jokes!! :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::giggle:
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    Interpreter's salary

    YES!! THAT! Couldn't have said it better myself. I've met many CODA's that have awesome receptive skills (of course, since ASL was their first language), but their voicing skills suck. Why? Because they voice exactly what they see, word-for-sign instead of the appropriate English...
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    Who is the Best VRS provider?

    That's right. :)
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    How do you feel about going to doctors?

    Wow.. you were violated in so many ways, I don't know where to begin. The hosp violated HIPPA laws and could SERIOUSLY be sued for it. If that interpreter is RID certified (god help us all if she is) I would contact RID and file a complaint. She should have her license revoked.
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    Sorenson, Shame on You!

    There seems to be a misunderstanding here. Sorenson consistently pays LESS THAN community/VR rates. You can get benefits if you are full-time. Not many people can handle full-time Video Relay interpreting, and that rate is even LESS because of the benefits. So, in essence, it's harder work...
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    Is it OK for an ASL teacher to be Hearing?

    I'm continually amazed at the misconception people have about teaching ASL. Children growing up need highly qualified teachers and interpreters (if mainstreaming) because they are using these teachers and interpreters as language models. The younger the child, the more qualified the...
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    80% ????? If you aren't getting 100% of the message then you are not doing your job. ALL the information needs to be delivered.