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turnaround/ turnaround time

Discussion in 'English Only' started by CodeRush, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. CodeRush New Member

    Farsi - English
    I completed a job for my employer and he e-mailed me saying:

    "Thanks for your quick turnaround time"

    What does this mean?
     
  2. bluegiraffe

    bluegiraffe Senior Member

    Nottingham, England
    English - England
    Which part don't you understand?
     
  3. CodeRush New Member

    Farsi - English
    I don't know what a "turnaround time" is. I searched in the dictionary but it says:

    "time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip"

    How is that related to business or work?
     
  4. bluegiraffe

    bluegiraffe Senior Member

    Nottingham, England
    English - England
    It is not specific to ships! You can use turnaround time for absolutely anything. For example, my turnaround time in replying to your post was 4 minutes - not too bad!
     
  5. CodeRush New Member

    Farsi - English
    So he means that I was quick in doing the job for him?
     
  6. bluegiraffe

    bluegiraffe Senior Member

    Nottingham, England
    English - England
    Yes, that's right. The "turnaround time" is the length of time from him giving you the tast, to you completing it and returning the work to him.
     
  7. CodeRush New Member

    Farsi - English
    That makes sense. Thanks a lot :)
     
  8. colombo-aussie

    colombo-aussie Senior Member

    Australia
    Spanish - Colombian
    Hi,

    I'm not sure whether I am using these terms correctly or not. I don't even know if this souns natural to a native speaker.

    I work as a translator for the Strategy team and to book my time you need to send me the document in question and the turnaround time for the document to be translated, then I’ll go through the document and see if it’s possible for me to meet this timeline, if not, I’ll advise you immediately and will suggest a reasonable turnaround for this job. I’m not paid from a central budget so you’ll need to provide a job number for each translation job you request.


    Thank you,

    C-A
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011

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