On-Call vs Timezone
Thread poster: Daniel Meléndez

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Peru
Member (Sep 2019)
English to Spanish
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Sep 22, 2016

Hi everyone,

I do freelance localization for some agencies, most of them based in Europe. Some of these clients work under a “first come first served” assignation system, meaning immediate confirmation is a must to get these jobs before anyone else. This wouldn't be much of a problem, check your box and reply right away; however, since myself based in Latin America and having to deal with the 7-hour time difference between the country I am located at and the agency's makes it so
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Hi everyone,

I do freelance localization for some agencies, most of them based in Europe. Some of these clients work under a “first come first served” assignation system, meaning immediate confirmation is a must to get these jobs before anyone else. This wouldn't be much of a problem, check your box and reply right away; however, since myself based in Latin America and having to deal with the 7-hour time difference between the country I am located at and the agency's makes it so. While some clients own this situation and show willingness to send off work during a timeframe that doesn't catch me off guard to confirm (i.e. early mornings) some others just... do not. This is quite a pesky situation which has already made me lose a couple of good jobs just because it was 3 AM in the morning (from my end) and of course I wasn't able to confirm my availability, because I was too passed out to do so.
I would like to know if there is some kind of app of any trick for iPhone phones that allows them to trigger an alarm or phone call once you get an e-mail that passes certain criteria. Google Alerts have no use for this: Alert sounds are too weak and too “ring only once” to help me out. The only thing I've found so far that does exactly what I need is an app called IFTTT; sadly for me, the phoning feature only works for US phones, so then again, not an option.

Any tips or thoughts?

Thank you upfront for any thought you can do on the matter.
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