Is Translation a Sad Profession?

Is Translation a Sad Profession?

By nature of the profession, a good translator is an invisible translator. Typically when they do a good job, no one notices them. No one will even realize that they do exist until things go wrong.

So recently I started to wonder, if you rarely get appreciated for a job you have done correctly but you are almost always notified when you make a tiny mistake, is translation a sad profession?

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