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April 30, 2007

Exchange Rates

This little campaign of mine, working out over the years, to make a living from writin' things rather than having to grapple with the intricacies of the Russian customs system (something I still do though) seems to be working.

Various odd little jobs here and there, some blogging and so on, I can see from the accounts I've just done do indeed provide a living. Which is excellent.

However, almost all of it is denominated in dollars....Grrr. The faster I pick up a piece of extra work, the faster the dollar seems to slide against the euro, leaving me typing my fingers to the bone for no extra money. 

D'ye think that if I stopped doing the extra work the $ might rise?

The other thing is that with two incomes, how come I've not got any money?

I'm open to offers as to the reason of course but do you think it might have something to do with the team of 6 builders that have been here for the past two months? Just thinking out loud here but there might be something in that.

So, any editors looking for a hack?

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Perhaps, if you wrote less about how awful the EU is and more about how important it is to centrally plan the economy, you would get more euro denominated writing jobs???

Tim adds: Well, yes, but then that's known as selling your soul isn't it?

Posted by: Katie | Apr 30, 2007 3:11:02 PM

Go and live in the USA.

Why not?

Tim adds: Because last time I did that without the correct visa I got asked to leave?

Posted by: Bruce G Charlton | Apr 30, 2007 4:09:24 PM

The dollar goes down, the dollar goes up. One day you'll be getting "free" pay rises instead.

Might take a while (unless you spend in pounds, in which case might happen soon).

Posted by: Kay Tie | Apr 30, 2007 4:32:27 PM