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I work at home with Dial-Up

Posted By: mttee on 2005-09-24
In Reply to: Out of work due to MQ - vastar

I work for MQ with the DQS platform. It works find, just takes a little longer than with the DSL.

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I use dial-up at home.
I have an office with DSL 10 miles from here. At first I started loading files there and bringing some home at night. Then one day had had to download a file here and was surprised how well it worked out. Later I moved back home. As the other poster said, I download files when I am working on another, or when I am doing something else. Unless you have to dial into a system to work, I do not see how the MTSO can tell what you have. My MTSO did not know when I started doing my work at home. With dss files, there is really no real problem. A lot of my files are over 60 minutes in length. I do still occasionally work at my other office, and it is wonderful, I admit. The only real problem I have is when I have to Google something for my work, but even with that I will not give up working at home.
I only have dial-up when working from home (most of the time).
I get my work as dss files as email attachments. Originally I did not think dial-up would work at all, so I set up an office at my mom's house where I have DSL. It does only take seconds to download with DSL, and takes several minutes for a huge file with dial-up. I can download a file while I am transcribing another one. It takes less than a minute for me to send the completed file back. This is certainly acceptable, although I hope they get DSL here soon. It takes longer to Google something.
DQS does work with dial-up
I've used dial-up and high-speed, and trust me, you are MUCH better off with high-speed. Even though it is possible to use dial-up, if you have to do a lot of ADT searches, it can slow you down a lot. Also, splitting jobs is slower because you have to wait for the next job to download, the upload is longer, and it's just a waste of time IMO. Also, signing on and off takes twice as long.

Don't be mad. You are definitey better off in the long run and probably will make up that connection fee and modem cost soon.
Don't think dial-up would work...
even accelerated. It's just too slow and undependable. Have you thought of getting Internet using an air card from your cell phone provider? To be honest with you, I don't have much knowledge on them, but I do know that friends who have them say they rarely have trouble with their Internet service and they are as fast as DSL for them. It may be worth checking into. Here they run about $60 a month for service.
Are you trying to say you work on DocQScribe on dial-up????

And I had to pay for connection fee and modem for the DSL????

I hope I am misunderstanding you!grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

How do you may Escription and dial up work?

Are there any MTs/VR MTs out there using Escription with dial up?  If so, please tell me how to get it to work becuase I have Escription on my computer, but I cannot get the first dictation downloaded.  If there is a setting somewhere that I need to change for my dial up connection please tell me.  I am begging.

Thanks so much

Escription and dial up..Will it work?

How do you make Escription and dial up work together?  I have a slow connection and I can get short dictations but no long ones.  Does anyone have any advice for me? 


Escription and dial up..Will it work?
What type of system are you working with. Editscript and satellite or dialup are not always the best combination.
Use of WiFi versus dial-up for MT work

Hi all,

Posted this on the technical board as well and just wanting to get some imput -- I just moved to an area were the ONLY options for me are dial up or wireless internet.  One of the companies that I work for "gave me the go-ahead" to be able to use wireless, but with the advice to have dial-up available as a "back-up".  The other company said that it really wasn't that stable.  I am in clear view of the wireless tower and about 5 miles away.  I have had both cable and DSL in the past, and have had times when my cable would go out for hours, due to "various reasons".  What I am trying to find out is why wireless is considered "so unstable" when I feel that some of the other high-speed internet connections are just as unstable and if there ARE medical transcriptionists out there that do use wireless and what their experience has been with it.



WiFlyer - Wireless dial up - does it work?

I found something called WiFlyer for "wireless dialup".  I think you plug it into your phone jack and then a little antennae to your notebook and you can move around the house freelying without a phone cord.  I wonder if it makes dial up any faster?  Has anyone used this?  What did you think? 


my dial up works for the company I work for

I work for a company that uses MP Word.  They have an edition that is made to work with dail-up.  I just get the first dictations downloading, make coffee, clean the kitty litter, read e-mail or whatever.  Then once that initial  batch is downloaded, when I have about 10 minutes of dictation left, I just request more work and keep on typing.  I almost never have to wait for work after that, I just keep downloading as I type.

Will DQS work with dial-up (short-term). How long
I only have dial-up, I work for a small local MTSO -sm
that uses a FTP site to send us our work, so dial-up is just fine for that (work is about a 20 hour TAT, so it does not matter how long it takes for me to download my work, and uploads are quick. So obviously a job that has no set hours, etc. is ideal for someone with dial-up. Also get your own accounts, then it doesn't matter does it as you are the boss. I have 1 account of my own and we transfer the files via the internet through an intermediary website (in place of a FTP). Just keep hunting there are dial-up jobs out there.
C-phone help! Dial tone ok, but keys will not work.

There is a dial-tone when handset is lifted.  Keys do not work to program, dial, ect.  This is the same for 2 different units.  Any suggestions?

I was told I would dial directly into the system/Will I need to get dial up internet service?

my take is that she worked inhouse, not at home, and now wants to find out how to work at home. nm
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?
Does anyone do any other at-home work other than MT?
I need to get more work but don't want to go back to an office atmosphere.  Any ideas would be appreciated. 
at-home work
Hi there, I do web design, all self-taught through many, many hours on the "free website" places on the net over the years and help from my geek/techie friends ;) My sites are basic but luckily that is what my clients want. I really can't to all the fancy flash stuff yet! It pays very well by the hour but unless you have lots of clients, it only works out to an extra $100-200 a month once the basic site is designed and up and running. (I have only two clients at this time and its basically maintenance and small changes here and there to the coding). Its fun and interesting but if you really want to get away from a computer, this isn't a good choice! All day medical typing then a couple more hours web design can be hard on the eyeballs after a while! Another suggestion, my DH works full time and has a cleaning business (cleaning offices) on the side but that only can be done when the business is closed so that means weekends or nights. Best of luck!!
at-home work
In case you see this post twice - another person asked this question as well so I will repost my reply here too :)

I do web design, all self-taught through many, many hours on the "free website" places on the net over the years and help from my geek/techie friends ;) My sites are basic but luckily that is what my clients want. I really can't to all the fancy flash stuff yet! It pays very well by the hour but unless you have lots of clients, it only works out to an extra $100-200 a month once the basic site is designed and up and running. (I have only two clients at this time and its basically maintenance and small changes here and there to the coding). Its fun and interesting but if you really want to get away from a computer, this isn't a good choice! All day medical typing then a couple more hours web design can be hard on the eyeballs after a while! Another suggestion, my DH works full time and has a cleaning business (cleaning offices) on the side but that only can be done when the business is closed so that means weekends or nights. Best of luck!!

Thank you!. I am trying to help those who need to work from home, but cannot

due to financial constraints.  I am also doing research for other work at home programs that are legit.  If anyone has info they would like to share with me either MT related or not that I can use that would be awesome!  This is about 1 year out as I have a lot to get together with that and some things I am doing with  my house to get it "organized."


work from home!
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Definitely work at home is the way to go.
I began working at home after I had my son. I got see his first everything. I get to wake him up in the mornings (the best time to get all the kisses) and I get to tuck him in every night. I get to go to all the school functions. I get to drop him off at school and pick him up. I get to be with him all during his summer breaks. I get to go to all the sporting events. He is now 8 years old and I can say with great pride, I got to watch my child grow.

I have gotten very frustrated with the company I work for, but it all truth - I wouldn't have missed this for the world!

If you have a chance to work from home and be with your child, I would say go for it and never look back. They grow so fast and being a mother is such a privilege - take advantage of your opportunity.
work at home.
Do you really want an answer to that question about working in your bedroom???LOLOLOLOL
Looking for work at home

Sorry to be a little confusing, but I am actually looking for work at home.  I know most home-based transcription companies (ie. cymed, spheris, medquist, accentus etc) are looking more of Radiology, OR, oncology, acute care experience but all I have right now is Pathology experience.  I've been transcribing surgical reports for 6 years now and would like to do this at home as well, just to pick up some extra $$$.   

Thx to Carrie for your suggestion.  I appreciate it!  M.

work at home??
Is it possible to do this from home as well or is this something that you must do from a courtroom or lawyers office or other??
For those who work from home..

Do you ever feel like you get away from transcription when working from home full-time?  I work part-time at home, and it seems (especially on my Sunday shift) that I'm typing all day and half the night! Do you just completely shut down after a strict schedule and walk away from it?  Even when I quit, I'm there in my bedroom which is where I also have my computer armoire and I feel as if it is staring at me!  LOL...calling my name...pleading with me to come work. The co. I work for part time is always needing extra help and I feel so guilty just to lie around when I could be typing.  It may sound silly, but it is really getting to me!

work from home
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!  That is THE MAIN REASON I am taking this course, and going to work from home so i can be home with my children.  I also homeschool them, and know that it will go so much more smoother with mom being home all the time. 
I would work from home.
I think you have to weigh the savings on gas, clothing, daycare (if that is an issue for you), eating lunch every day (unless you packed your lunch), and personally I hate dealing with office politics. I personally enjoy working from home because I can be here in the afternoons when my son gets home from school. If he is sick I don't have to worry about missing a day of work or leaving early to go and pick him up from school. If you don't have children to consider, then it really would be a toss up. I think you would really have to look at the monetary situation and figure out which job would be more beneficial for you to take.
MTs are not the only work-at-home
employees who have the "jammies" image. Get a clue. Don't worry your little self about MTs like Red and myself.....we are doing just fine. And, let me add that my employer is very happy with me -- jammies, kids and all!!!!!!!!!!!!
I work at home, too.
But I still get the dose of nastiness, rudeness, unprofessionalism. I can only imagine (shudder) what it must be like to actually work IN these doctors' offices.  If they're rude and snipping on the phone, imagine what they must be like in person, and this goes for the doctors too. They all just seem totally ice cold with a take-you-or-leave-you attitude. It's just total unprofessionalism all the way around from everyone and from every doctor's office I've ever transcribed for, with the exception of one office.
Work at home

Dear interviewee MOM,

I am looking for work at home and have greater than 3 years experience of working in different files of medical transcription.  I am outside of US.

Can you give me some advise or help. 



She said she will be doing the same work, but at home as an IC.
work at home
would greatly appreciate the name or names of companies that hire work from home positions as I have had no luck working as a MT from home. thank you
Work at home...
Have tried most of them around here - all are about the same. No singles, mostly young married with kids and elderly. That is rural Iowa for you!!

If you really want to work at home
all the time, you might need to find another job.

How do you connect to the internet? Thanks in advance for the  help.

I take it you work at home..
just asking because I am not too far from Pittsburgh.  Does the hospital ever hire anyone right out of the immediate area?  I would be interested but I know with some hospitals you have to be local in order to work at home.  TIA! 
work at home
I am looking at M-Tec or Andrews right now.

I see/hear a lot about "acute care", what exactly is this?

As far as income goals, if I can make around $1000 to $1500 a month I will be happy. This would let my husband stay home more.

My grammar, spelling, and listening are pretty good. (My mother teaches high school english so I grew up with it in my blood) And learning vocabulary should not be too much of a challange as I have devoured books since I started reading and new words are fun to me.

I just do not want this to take so long that it feels like a waiste of time to both of us. Finding something to do from home is tough with all the scams out there.

Thanks for all your advice!
Is there anyone who just cannot work from home.

I have ADD.  Actually a college friend of mine diagnosed me when I graduated HS.  I went to college and I was explaining to a friend of mine why I had so many problems in school is because my mind wonít shut off from something that happened earlier, or something that I know is going to happen later and I just cannot keep focused on the task at hand at the moment.  I do have good days and bad days, lately more bad than good.  She said that she thought I had ADD because she had it and she had done the same thing.  She said she went to her PCP and she got on Ritalin and her grades went from Ds and Cs to As and Bs.  I did not go back then because I did not have insurance of money.  I tried everything else I know of.  I tried counseling, I tried the tips I have found on the internet, nothing seems to work.  I went to my PCP, told her what I have been doing and she dx me with depression and ADD and put me on Ritalin and Celexa.  I have been taking this for a little over a week now.


Well, my OM called me and told me that I needed to work in-house because my line count was so bad.  I did and H threw such a fit and cussed me out royally.  We cannot afford the drive and why the heck isnít my line count like it should be, he shouted.    I told him that she will probably just keep me up there a few weeks.  Well, I talked to her today and she said that I was going to have to stay permanently.  No going home again for me.  I told her that I have been taking meds now to help my mind from wondering and could I have another chance.   She mentioned that someone else in the office (no names) is doing that too and it helped her tremendously but she thinks I do a better job in-house than I do at home.  I told H and he is so mad.  I can understand why but I donít know what else to do.  OM wonít give me another chance to go home.  I could try an MTSO but H doesnít think there is no use.  He mentioned to me moving in with my brother because he lives closer to the hospital then we do, then he said that I should quit my job and he will find a new one that pays more and looks at me like I am a complete useless failure.  I know he is just mad but him doing this doesnít help me with my depression. 


I just started these meds.  It maybe the answer for me and it may not.  I donít know if I should try an MTSO while taking the meds because if it does for me what my friend said it did for her, I should be more successful.  H wants to give up on me. 
But we'd still have to work at home?
That's what is driving me nutso.
If you work at home,
that can cause boredom, that's for certain.

If you are an IC, then I'd suggest you get a regular job of some sort to get out of the house, whether it involves MT or not.

But the truth is that people in every line of work have trouble with burnout, from what I read, so it's not just our type of work or anything.
Anybody out there work at home for
your local community hospital.  If so, give specifics - paid by line, etc. and how that is working for you.  I'm thinking about applying to local community hospital.  They have recently sent all their transcriptionists to work at home and they are loving it!
Those of you who work at home for a

would you mind saying (anonymously of course) what your base pay is, how your incentive pay works, and how much you are realistically able to make?

I worked for a hospital for years, but before they had MTs working at home, and left to start my own service and get my own clients.

I am trying to decide if I want to keep my own accounts or possibly work from home for a hospital, but would like to know how much I could realistically make working for a hospital.  Of course, I know it can vary a lot but would just like to see what some of you are able to make.

I'm getting closer to retirement age and the benefits that I didnt't really need/want/care about when I was younger are looking better all the time...

You are right, we do work from home....sm
And when you work in an office you can be mentored. I guess that is why most places want 2 or more years exp to work from home. But if you don't have 2 or more years exp then 2 or 3 days to be off QA is asking a lot. I guess it all comes down to exp.
They will never get that you work at home. Lm.
After working at home for over 10 years now, I just want to let anyone coming into this field, or anyone experiencing a lot of distractions, they will NEVER get it.  For example, my son is now 23-years old.  I have worked at home since he was 10 years of age.  The latest company I am employed with, my schedule has been Tues - Sat 9 to 5 for 4 years.  He will call me up and say" hey mom, it's me Nate".  (He is an only child, it is not like I have everyone calling me mom so why he thinks he has to identify himself along with the name I gave him after I birthed him is beside me).  Then he will say something like"what are you doing 4th of July" and I have to say, if it is between Tuesday-Saturday at such and such an hour I will be working.  Same with DIL.  She will call me up and say can you watch the kids tomorrow?  I will have to say, no if it is not Tue-Sat 9-500 I cannot.  They will never get it.
Work at home
I work from home and connect via a VPN only when I am working to my office.
Need more work at home.
I need more work at home. I have only dial up, which is causing me to find very few jobs to apply for on the site. I am qualified for multi specialities and many years of experience.
I went to work at home....sm
...in 1994 because the commute was so long and I was exhausted by the time I got to work. I had to get an FX land line and pay for half of it too. But that's neither here nor there.

Before I became an MT, by merest accident, too, I was a clerical worker and very successful secretary for quite a few years. I've found that many offices full of women have a lot of back-biting and chronic complaining, and I don't know why, or if that's still true today.

I could never go visit India because I couldn't bear to see the unspeakable poverty and suffering over there. It's bad enough here with all the poor and homeless people in this depressed economy.
RE: Work at home
I know what you mean. I worked my way down to 7.5 cpl. I am going back to a job I had last year that paid 10 cpl. The only thing about it is that I have to be on Dictaphone. I have been working Emdat and loved it. Got to go where the money is.
work at home
The last transcription company I worked for I really hated it because It was so restrictive. Even though I worked at home, if I wasn't at my desk and typing away at the start time, they would call and ask where you were. The job I have now, has no restrictions, I work when I want, have freedom to lie down and take a nap, go for a walk and make whatever money I need. The pay is really good with mostly good dictators. You definitely have to make a change. I feel like a weight was lifted off my shoulders by going to another company.