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Master Bedroom--one day will have my own space though - sm

Posted By: Laura E. on 2006-03-08
In Reply to: Where is your home office? - Sandy

probably in 5 or so years....going to move and build on some property we have 12 miles from where we are now....so it with either be an extra bedroom or "the study" downstairs. My husband will be happier as he has trouble falling to sleep when I am working (noisy/hard keyboard).

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I used to work in the master bedroom and now I have my own office. I could
I've interviewed Indian MT's. Most have two master's. Most Indians have two master's
it is part of their government's specific plan of action for positioning India to be at the forefront of the global economy.
I use an extra bedroom. Just bought a 4 bedroom house so I can have an office, for one reason.
Nice and cheery, sunny, comfortable and a room all to myself! Love my office.
MedQuist? Ctrl+shift+F, period, space, tab, period, space, space, change all. nm
I meant "One space or two", not "l space or two" nm
Master's in psychology.
Is it just me, or do the posters who are claiming to have master's degrees in psychology seem to be the ones who are completely confused, angry, and irrational? It seems that they are the ones most in need of psychoanalysis. Heaven help anyone who actually who actually tries to get help from these nut jobs! By the way, I assume nut job is politically incorrect, but I don't don't give a flying...
I don't know that you necessarily HAVE to have a master's. sm
I had never heard of the existence of such a major the first time I went to college 15 years ago or I would have gone for it then, but I have since come across schools that offer it as a bachelor's degree. The prgoram I'm in is an online degree program from a university in another state than I live.
I don't have a straight answer for you on what the demand is for someone with this training. A lot of jobs ask for broad qualifications...like, "a degree in English, communications, or related field," so I figure that's me, LOL. It's probably something where you have to have an idea of WHAT you want to do and then find a way to get there, rather than to wait for an opening to appear.
Go into your master volume on your computer....
make sure in playback control that your wave playback is not muted and the volume is up there.

Hope this helps!
Not what I'm watching. Only has been is that stupid Master P
and he's just an idiot.
Master Gardener Program
I am considering enrolling in a Master Gardener program.  Does anyone have any experience with this?  I would love to hear from you if you do or know anyone who does.  Thanks!
Working on Master's in counseling and sm
I have had a hiatus of nearly 3 years. I could not decide if this is where I really wanted to go. Recently, I put myself back in therapy with my last therapist after a 5-year hiatus to help me decide. Two sessions and I can see the clear path back to it and yes, this is my "true calling."

I feel pushed to get out of MT because my hands are suffering after 15 years of this. I have 3 autoimmune disorders too. I am having energy problems and focus problems...pain and all that comes with AIs. I have trouble with consistently good line counts and I am working 2 jobs out of sheer boredom with the entire thing. It has nothing to do with no making as much money or ASR or any of it. It is my body telling me to move along. I also believe I would be happier as a counselor.
I am working towards my master's and I don't transcribe any longer.
What do you need a Master's Degree in to be a science writer?
I am starting back in my Master's program in the fall sm

I don't have to work too long of hours to get my $3200 a month, the problem is that ONE THIRD of it goes for taxes and insurance (ins portion is a big old $130 a month of that 1/3). 

I can't sit still most days, although I do all right money wise.  I am knowing that this is a dying career choice and what I am going into is not.  It is not medical either, which is just fine.  I have had careers as a banker, a child care provider, a dressmaker and now an MT.  All very different and so, I feel like I can go and be a mental health professional and like it.  I have so many people who come to me with their problems, it isn't even funny.  Even my last therapist has started coming to me for things. Honestly, if this is the case I should be getting paid for my time. I need to go and get some more initials behind my name.  I only have a BA there now, and this will be MS...


I'm in a 2 bedroom place with my bedroom being the biggest, rather large for an apt.  I have it set up that one part is more of an office, then the bed.  My supe told me never to work in the bedroom because your mind was always on work then...which I never found.

Only other choice is the living room and with the kids and TV....forget that one!

In my bedroom.
That way I can work at any time without disturbing anyone or having anyone disturb me.

Guess it's just what works best for you in terms of space and solitude.

The dog thing though, don't know what you can do about that!
I'm in my bedroom closet, too! (sm)

Didn't wanna say that cause it sounds weird, but it's big, has a window, and shelves.  It's quiet and out of the way. I can close the door and forget about it when I'm not working, but can't quite remember when that is!

Wow, I really don't feel so alone now!

My office is also our 3rd bedroom.
I wanted to be able to use it as one of my business tax deductions and we have the extra room (just husband & I).

Just this past few months, I decorated my office in a tropical theme and bought the desk of my dreams (and it was cheap!). :D I love being able to sit at my desk and look out into our front yard, see the trees, our driveway, road, etc. My office is very cheerful and since I spend SO much time in it I wanted to love "going to work" :) I feel so lucky to have my own office.
Yes, in our bedroom, large though 27 x 12 - sm
We plan to build though in about 3 years (have some property)...getting a home office then....either a separate room or a room off the bedroom, but my own space anyway. Can't wait!
What you do in your own bedroom is your business
But when you try to shove it in our faces and try to make us like it, that's another matter entirely. Keep it to yourselves and leave the rest of us out of it. It is NOT an "alternate lifestyle".
In my bedroom, no fluorescents.
I have a bedroom that is used only as my office
I just love my office. I have it painted in a soft yellow and decorated in tropical decor with a wicker chair and storage chest with a decorative bamboo room divider. I have an artificial palm tree and palm tree & mirror wall hanging, as well as an artificial plant hanging from the ceiling and a decorative shell type thing hanging from the ceiling. I have an L-shaped desk with a hutch that sits in the corner where I look to the right out a window that has a bamboo type shade on it which I keep rolled up and a nice tropical/palm tree valance on it. I have my PC, a laptop, and two printers on my desk. I am going to buy a rolling TV stand to put one printer on (that I use with my laptop) to clear off some of my desk. I absolutely love my desk and my view out my front yard. I feel so lucky. :)

Years ago I had to work in our family room with the kids and TV in our old house - not good. Now, in our new house, it is just my husband and I (and our three Shih Tzu). :) I feel as though I live in this room so wanted to love coming in here and I do. :)
I use an extra bedroom currently. We

homeschool and I also have a couple of bookshelves in my office filled with school stuff and a 3-drawer rolling cart filled with school stuff, plus another desk and printer stand in addition to mine, and a 2-drawer filing cabinet.   When I am organized and have everything off the floor and clean I am very comfortable in my space, but when I have piles of books and other stuff on the floor and on the desk it isn't as pleasant a place to be.

I have worked in a BR that I had all the baby's things/toys in and that wasn't so bad because at the time I didn't have all the gadgets I have now.

I have also worked in a corner of my den and I liked being out with the family and the kitchen was right off the family room, but it is hard to work with someone watching TV and talking around you.  


I am in our bedroom now, but am setting up - sm
an area in our dining room slowly. Will still work in the BR (I think) during the day; but will move out to the DR when DH wants to go to bed so my typing does not keep him up. That has been a running battle for years and finally bought a new CPU as a backup and now am loading all my programs, etc. which I don't have the time to do of course. Just need to finish doing that and get a new monitor as I am using an ancient one right now that is probably around 12 years old now, huge bugger. If I like it out there more I may work out there during the day too.
Another happy bedroom worker...
My only complaint is that my carpet is cold when I step from my bed 2 inches to my computer during my morning commute...
speaking of "working from your bedroom"

I used to hate when people would think that I worked at home doing one of those jobs you see posted on phone poles "work from home/make 2500 a month part time, etc.  Even by bozo cousin had people calling me about "how to get started".........and then there were the nosey neighbors, who would get so curious as to what you did do at home to earn an income,

Finally came up with a great response that just shut them all up in their tracks....

"I love working from home, never have to worry about getting dressed and can make as much money as I want without even having to leave my bedroom depending on how much I felt like producing each day w/o getting sore muscles"...left a lot of them to wonder LOL

What I do in my bedroom, I don't think of as work, hehehe
sort of, I'm in our bedroom closet.
The three other bedrooms are occupied by our kids. I used to have one of the bedrooms before daughter moved back home, but I rather like the closet, it's very quiet.
Thanks but where did the 850 foot bedroom come into the picture?
The phone in my bedroom does not have the ring on
my hubby with his line of work has different sleeping hours than me so the phone does not ring so he wont be bothered. Other phones in the house have the ringers on. That solves my problem.
Office in livingroom or bedroom?

Would like your opinions, advice, pros and cons on whether you have your office in a main part of the house or separate room.  Right now mine is in a main part of the house, but I get constantly distracted by disabled husband, TV and dogs barking etc.  If it's not my dogs barking, it is the neighbors barking (all day long!).  What do the rest of you do? 

I have converted a bedroom into an office. (sm)
The windows all look out into the woods so I can take a restful gaze when I want to. If the door is open it leaves me a clear shot through the living room and the front door so I can see if anyone comes in or out and I didn't hear them. My elderly mom lives with me so I don't want to be too isolated. We live in the country so dog, cat, chicken, cattle noises and a train that runs not too far from my house are all part of the natural background noise and I don't even notice them.

Have bedroom only for work place
Sit to where I can see out to the mailbox and my driveway. I have my television in here though and also husband wanted to join me so he has his computer desk right behind me. He could have had his own room but he wanted to be close to his honey. It works out really well.
What other profession allows U to make money in ur bedroom?

Since so many of y'all work in the bedroom, here's a link for you.

Adult footy PJs!


I have converted a bedroom to office. Can shut
separate bedroom makes sense
at my last 2 places that I lived I always had my office in a separate room but Iwas on 1 floor and I guess I felt more "together" that way. I am going to give my upstairs extra room a chance.  At least I will have a window that sees a pretty scene small creek, tall trees.  The only downfall my little dog cannot look out the window there as the windows are too high!  Thanks all. 
No never, I'd procrastinate if it was on. My husband comes in the bedroom at night after dinner,
and turns on the TV, the minute he leaves (generally after watching it for 5 minutes) I turn it off, otherwise it would just be on and he'd be at the other end of the house  watching TV in the LR, waste of electric and distracts me to no end. But I can relate with getting motivated, I am not as devoted as I should be but plan to really get serious in the Fall when school starts up again. I had planned to buckle down this year but life did not let that happen unfortunately. For now I plan to just work late, get up early.....the kids do not allow much work during the Summer, at least not all day.....I can squeeze 2-4 hours in during the day but it can be tough. Just do the best you can.
Our third bedroom serves solely as an office. I love it! nm
I'm in 2/2 condo. Office is half of large bedroom. Den
I started too but home office got moved to bedroom. sm.
Now have to use earphones when husband is sleeping. I actually prefer the earphones just because my speakers weren't the best but it worked well the other way too.
I've thought about sitting in the camper or locking myself in the bedroom before,
but those wouldn't work either.  I've been trying to take a nap all weekend due to lack of sleep and a nasty cold, but every five minutes, someone's pounding on the locked bedroom door and whining for Mooooommm!!!!  Cripes, sometimes I can't even use the bathroom or take a shower without five or six interruptions.  As much as I love them, my entire family has been driving me apestuff this past week.  My office is currently in the living room with the phone, TV, video game system, stereo, front door, and most of the household foot traffic running through.  That's going to change soon when we turn the old dining room into a private office with soundproof walls and a locking door.     
Nope, happy to be paid 30,000 a yr to work less than 8 hrs a day, in the comfort of my bedroom,
I took the doors off a big walk-in closet in our bedroom and set up in there. Cozy, cute, out of
Does anyone know why the wave volume control on my master volume controls... SM

on my PC would turn itself all the way down?  It's driving me nuts!  It's like it resets itself to the low possible setting and when I go to work, I'm turning my speakers up full blast trying to hear and when I check my volume controls on my PC, the wave setting is turned all the way down.  I turn it back and everything is loud and clear and I have to turn my speakers back down and then I'll do something the internet and BOOM it resets itself!

I feel bad because I've been accusing my kids of messing with the controls and they have been swearing they didn't do it and I haven't exactly believed them, but it has happened twice to me this evening while I'm working and I know no one else has touched my PC but me.

One Space
MQ employee here and we were told one space!
It's their space. They can do as the please. Go get your own
and make your own rules.
Go get your own space
She wouldn't have this space if it weren't for the MT's who keep it alive.  What a silly answer to some genuine concerns. 
space changes
Did anyone else get the memo about the change in spacing for MQ?  On DQS, there will be only one space after periods.  They will let each account know when the switch is made.  Its a *new national standard*, the memo says.  OMG, so here I have typed since high school with two spaces, now I have to retrain myself to use only one space after periods.  Just another thing to cut down on my production.
Yes, its 1 space in the BOS and most new

English/grammar/business references. Since the age of computers, the powers-that-be, whoever they are, decided that the double space after a period was not a good thing anymore. So, most business courses, college courses, etc., have changed to 1 space now. You just set up a macro to change 2 spaces after a period to 1 space when you are done with the report. And yes it does depend on client preferences, though most that I work for like 1 space. Guess they feel they're getting more bang for their buck!

x2, no space