I’m digging this topic out because I’ve been asking myself this question all day, having hopelessly fallen in love with Jamaica (where I’m sadly only staying for a week right now) over the past three days.
All of my clients are located in Europe, predominantly Germany; as a translator, I tend to get quite a few jobs with a short turnaround time almost every morning from approximately 9 AM. Anywhere between Lisbon and Melbourne is largely unproblematic, but the far west of the world used to be holiday-only territory. But now I really want to take advantage of the generous visa-free allowance I get on my UK passport in Jamaica and spend the winter here…
I’ve been doing some time-zone maths and I guess the easiest way of keeping my clients happy despite a six-hour time difference (winter) in the wrong direction is by getting up at 6 AM at the latest (which sounds reasonable at least on paper) and hoping that my main clients will agree to my being available from noon onwards… they’ve been helpful and tolerant when I was in places with super dodgy internet and generally unavailable early in the morning for lectures and suchlike, so I’m hopeful.
Any experiences with this sort of situation, any input or comments, tipps, tricks? I do love this place so.