I've worked as a translator for two years, and my job is to take my clients to lawyers, court, or places where language barrier required to be translated.
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Though helping people makes me feel good at times, I also feel drained when my emotion has the best of me. I tend to get too involved with my clients when it comes to abuses. I detest verbal and emotional abuses because they are invisible. They leave no marks for outsiders to see, but they make the victims feel very small, degraded, and not worthy. No one can validate mental abuses.
My translation service has come to an end about six months ago, because I am not trained to deal with threats or my own turmoil feelings. I now prefer my clients to use the free translation website, or advice them to find someone else.
Looking at Translia.com, I currently want to apply for the online translation job. I think I am better at working alone than with the one on one basis. This way I can still do something good, without emotional attachment.
I guess when you feel strongly about something, it is very hard not to take it to heart.