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Anyone work two jobs at the same time?

Posted By: Medtype on 2007-10-17
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I only have dial-up and it is so so slow and now the company I work for has "updated" their system which has made my downloading even slower and can only download two jobs at a time.. so now I have to sit and wait for the next job to come through.  The hours at my present job are becoming less and less flexible too and most places I have inquired about want you to put in an 8 hours shift.  My situation is that I was getting my line requirements in in about 4 1/2 hours, but now with the so slow system, I fear I will be sitting and waiting for work and I just can't stand not being productive... after all I'm not being paid to sit.  Was thinking about taking another position, working 5 minutes on one computer, switching to another and working 5 more minutes while my work downloads on the first, and back and forth.   Anyone else do this?   Can it be done?  or am I just taking on more than I can handle?    This downtime really is killing me, not just $$$, but psychologically too... I'm a Type A and I just want to Git Er done.  Any suggestions? 

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I work 2 part-time IC jobs..sm
I feel like I have more stability that way just incase I want to leave one job or run out of work I always have a back-up.
I work 2 full time IC jobs. nm
I work 2 full time jobs..
I work from 8:00 - 4:30 then get home and start working about 6 pm. until 12-1 a.m. It's tough to do, but can be done if you are determined enough. I've been doing for almost one year now. The bad thing is I work salary during day hours, and paid cpl at night, so nothing is overtime pay for me. Would be easier to have one job with overtime allowed. We girls just do what we gotta do, don't we?
I work two part-time jobs
and that seems to keep it more interesting for me. I work on two different platforms. One is a small hospital where I am an IC, and the other is an MTSO where my account is a huge hospital. I think having to juggle the two jobs, supervisors, etc., keeps me more distracted. But, yeah, it can get really boring at times.

I quit for 2 years a few years ago because I was seriously burned out and felt brain dead, but when I started looking for work again could not stand the thought of going to an office, so here I am again.
I did work three jobs for quite a long time. Then it dawned on me that

(1) I was always tired (2) I was never finished working (3) It wasn't worth it.

I quit EDiX, and I quit my hospital job, and I've never looked back. I usually have what money I need. I work about 5 hours a day plus a small weekend job recently that's no more than 10 op notes.

I work 2 full time IC jobs and made just under 50K. nm


supposed to be, after people lose their jobs, they are forced to take part-time, lower-paying jobs..
with little to no benefits. service jobs. where are you going to work in a few years, when Medical Transcription is replaced by technology? McDonald's, Walmart? you really going to like that?
The most jobs at 1 time were
4 but 3 were doing MTing. I eventually got down to 2 and those hrs were 5-2, took a nap and then 5-10 and worked those for several years. Eventually though it caught up with me and I got a really bad case of vertigo and neurologist suggested I might be working too much. Good money (actually these were like 2 full time jobs) but after quitting now is heaven to only work part-time and loving this.
Actually I think it's time for you to change jobs
You're a perfect example of what happens when a person has been out of social circulation for years. You're terminally hateful, angry, and certifiably insane. I actually feel sorry for you.  
Two full-time jobs here
It bites!!! I'm exhausted.
I currently have 2 jobs and have had for a long time....sm
I work days from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. then work the night job from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. I have off Sundays, but work Monday through Saturday. It is gets very old, but I am the breadwinner in my family and am trying to get debt free by the end of the year except for the house and if I have to work like this to accomplish it then so be it. I have tried 3 jobs before, but that just gets to confusing, as all three companies had different account specs and style rules and such and I got to where I could not remember which was which. Good luck to you.
working two jobs at same time
Okay, this may be a strange question - but here goes...  Does anybody work two different jobs, are clocked in at the same time with both?   For instance, two different companies, two different computers, clock in with both jobs at the same time, do a couple of documents with one, go to other job and do a couple of jobs, and so on...? 
If you are productive at both jobs and are able to both at the same time, why...
is it criminal? 
Two jobs, 1 full-time, 1 IC (nm)
Where are all the part-time IC jobs?
It seems like most companies are only hiring 3rd shift, acute care, full-time employees right now. The few places that do hire PT don't pay diddly. Come on now, $.06-.075 cpl for someone with 10+ years of experience? Did the medical transcription market totally tank in the past year since I last tried to find a job? Where did all the good accounts go?
I work 7 days a week because I work 3 jobs.
Workaholic here who would seek counseling if I had the time. hahaha
Anybody working two full time jobs
Due to the lack of work (on a regular basis) with my current full time at-home job, I'm considering taking another full time job...7am to 3pm then 3pm to 11pm. I don't know what else to do. I can't afford to go days without meeting minimum line count because there is no work.

Am I nuts to try this?
My children don't have part-time jobs
For my kids, their job is to be excellent students and sons/daughters. As a parent, I pay for their financial obligations, and as long as they fulfill their end of the bargain (do exceptional in school and be respectful, successful, and good children), they will not be expected to have part-time jobs. They do volunteer work, however, so they do know the value of hard work. They are just not paid monetarily for it.

Plus, with as busy as they are (Boy Scouts, many sports, afterschool study groups, volunteer work, acting workshops, etc.), they simply don't have time to hold down a job.
It appears that each time you changed jobs, you went (sm)
down another rung on the ladder. Nurse, insurance rater, now MT. The next step is probably burger-flipper at McDonald's.
Take the time slowly to go thru some jobs and figure out
Only if you hold down 3 full-time jobs, and never

I have started many jobs with the undertanding that I already have time off scheduled. sm

Most companies who need MTs need them on a chronic basis.  If they find a "good hire" they will usually work with your upcoming time off or let you start after your time off.  I would be looking.  More people look at the first of the year because of benefits, so you might get a jump on them.


But can't a company say I need these jobs by X time? And then the IC can accept or decline?
I have 2 jobs. One is full time at a hospital, the other is for a urologist in AZ. sm
The urologist in AZ doesn't dictate every single day, so I usually can spread him out over the week. I work 8 hours at my full time job and then if there is work to do from AZ, I usually type until about 10 or 11 o'clock at night. If it all gets done fine. If not he doesn't worry. He is happy wiht 48 hr TAT. But since he is so good to me, I really try to get it back within 24 hours. I break his Friday dictation into chunks over the weekend. So with everything factored in, between the two, I usually type anywhere from 8-12 hours a day. But not 7 days a week.
Working 2 full-time jobs (for a year now), and boy am I tired!!
I can do 1200 lines in 5 hours so with 2 full time jobs
I work on average of 9-10 hours a day.  When I sit down to work, I do not do anything but work.  I do not surf the net, etc.   Also, I am single and I live for my weekends so during the week I work hard.  I also have 2 kids so most of my work is done during their day at school and after they are in bed for the night.  I have a ton of short cuts in my Expander program too.  If I type something twice, I come up with a short cut for it.  Its not that hard.  I would try the one full time and one part time and see how your time is first and if it is okay, then I would bump it up gradually.  You don't want to burn yourself out but if you can do it and you have good accounts, go for it!!!!
Two jobs don't equal one when it comes to making money and not wasting time. sm
Recommend looking for one good job.
Depends on how part time the part time jobs are.
You can do it. You just have to work out a schedule you can live with.
I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
I made over 26,000 this year...
I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
Actually I work 2 jobs, and when
I was applying, I asked the person doing the hiring before I even tested.  Almost every single company I asked said yes, I could work off the clock, even if full time.  I take that back, every single company I applied to said yes, work off the clock, just don't report more than 40 hours.  They would be happy to receive the extra lines type.  It is not just the company I work for, it seems to be common.  Just ask the company you want to work for. 
Me, I do.....work several MT jobs
work two jobs too.
I work full-time doing acute care for a local hospital and part-time at home doing clinic work. Extra money always helps, especially since I am putting my husband through school.
anybody work 2 p/t MT jobs?

Just wondering if anybody works part-time for two companies?

Work at home jobs....

Is medical transcription one of the only legitimate careers available for people who want/need to be able to work from their home?  In searching for work-at-home opportunities it seems that so many things are scams.  I realize one can open any number of businesses that are based in their homes, but I'm talking about working FOR someone...for a company, and doing it from home.  I bought a book that supposedly gave lists of companies willing to hire people for work from home, but almost all of them either A.  Required a person to reside in a state I don't or B.  Had experience requirements that I didn't meet.  I'm just wondering if there is some big area of the marketplace that I'm missing that routinely hires people to work from their home, like medical transcription.  Can anyone help with this?  Thanks.

I work 2 jobs. One is ER with DS thrown in and the

second job is everything but ops since that is all someone wants on the account I'm on.

It's not all cut and paste. Make macros for common phrases. If you find you keep spelling something wrong, make a macro of the wrong spelling so that it automatically corrects it. I write down my words that keep getting stopped in spell check and at the end of the day I make a macro of it to put in the correct spelling. If it needs a capital letter, make a macro so that it capitalizes for you w/o hitting the shift key. If it's an abbreviation that needs to be capitalized, macro a macro of it. Lowercase pt comes out as PT, pmh comes out as PMH. I use pmh- to make it print out as past medical history and put a semicolon after pmh; for it to print out in capital letters. I have macros for the % sign. 1P = 1% and goes all the way up to 100p for 100%, 1L is 1 liter, 1h = 1 hour. If you are constantly typing certain headings for doctors make a macro of it. I have one doctor that wants all different headings than on the template we are given. I made a template just for him where everything is capitalized and bolded the way he wants so that saves me a ton of time. Make macros for your common meds. Also put correct caps of meds into your spellcheck. If I capitalize something like prednisone, it will make it automatically a lowercase w/o stopping on it except if it is the beginning of a sentence.

Work both jobs until you get new coverage or
buy your own policies.

It is a choice and you're making it.

If you're going to stay in hell, please do not complain about the temperature!
The company I work for has jobs sm
posted every week, even offering jobs that pay by the hour, but there is NO WORK for the transcriptions who already work there! This morning there are 2 jobs.
Asking about dialup, work, jobs, etc. (SM)
If you are looking for a job, please read the job ads on the Job Seeker's board. The ads are very descriptive and have contact information for your convenience.

Otherwise, the Company board is for asking about a specific company (or companies).


Yes, you can work 2 jobs for the same company.
The only catch is that if the hours for the 2 jobs combined are over 40 per week, that company has to pay OT for you and most companies won't allow you to work 2 jobs within the company for this reason. When I worked at the hospital, I held 2 part-time positions with them and never had a problem.

work 2 jobs - see income going down -
as I still do mostly transcription but both are heavily into VR with huge pay cuts and I am so fast at typing that I will lose money big time - FT national 45,000, PT small company 13,000. 
Same thing with nationals. You work all the time to keep the account caught up when others dont work
and then when they decide to put a whole lot of extra people on your accounts and run you out they could care less about how much you worked.
I work for Warminster at MQ and I am sick to death of being jerked around with no work all the time.
I would like a job where I can depend on the work and it does not seem to be in this office of MQ.
I currently work 70 hours a week and three jobs...
so it is physically possible to work that many hours. I am going down to 50 hours a week in two weeks, but you do what you have to do.
Most jobs want a set schedule for work at home, from what I can tell -sm
there are very few that allow you to work when you want to anymore. I have 2 luckily that are 24 hour TAT so as long as I meet deadline they don't care when I work. You will unlikely find an at home job where you make much more than $10 an hour since ESL is 80% of any job anymore. So if that trade off is worth it for you, less money, more freedom, go for it.
Work 2 jobs here to pay off home improvement. sm
I am currently working a second job to pay for some home improvements.  I figured it would take about 3 years to pay off the debt but now it is looking like it will be more like 2 - 2 1/2 years.  My kids are older so they understand but I am TIRED!.  I have worked this second job for about 1 1/2 years now and while I am glad I had it available, I am about ready to quit the second job.  What good is a nice house if I am to exhausted to enjoy it and my family?
Ditto, I work 2 PT jobs, which add up to 1 FT but am kept hopping - sm
with their activities, Brownies, dance classes for both, etc. My DH cleaned the other day, kids had it trashed in a very short period of time. He freaked. Now he understands why I get so bent when they make a mess. They are 5 & 7 so old enough to know better. I plan on getting one of those chore charts and start using it on a weekly basis. They like to fold the laundry though and help with that....where I need their cooperation is cleaning up their toys and not leaving cups everywhere. We are working on that though and they do loose privileges when they don't do what we ask of them. I think that is the best method to use for now. Good luck.
Has anyone looked into other work at home jobs (sm)

Like customer service or taking orders?

I started looking around and ran into a lot of ads and scams.

Any info would be appreciated, I want to get out of this field before too long.

I just took 2 IC jobs, just in case one runs out of work
I have the other. I am starting with one that is great in NC (have friends there), and it does have the contract, but I contracted at the less amount so if I do more that is great and then I can get the bonus. The other one out of ME is also wonderful, and neither have restrictions on schedule just want to know about what you will do every couple of weeks and if you have something come up they are still flexible. After taking a week or so to decide, and seeing as well the notes on here about lay offs elsewhere, I decided to do the 2 IC, and also will probably volunteer at the local library, and sell on e bay last (too much work LOL). Good luck to you, but if you don't need benefits because someone else can provide them for your family, I'd personally go with the more flexible status than promise my whole life away to a large MTSO and then fear the threat of taking benefits away or sudden layoff. That is just me. And after a lot of thinking about what I personally value. My family and my paycheck to support my family. Good luck to you.!
I work 2 jobs, one FT that takes care of
my taxes (I have extra held out), and also as an IC.
Has anyone breast fed while trying to work at home, can you do this and still work full time?
It seems like the more literature I read on the subject, the longer it seems to take, especially in the beginning when you are breast feeding every two hours, or does it really just depend on the baby?