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Working full time at home with small children is hard but part time works great

Posted By: Sharyn on 2005-07-19
In Reply to: My kids have suffered greatly from me working at home with them home. SM - nn

is almost impossible. You will either have to work when your spouse is home or for only a few hours during the day and then more when they are asleep. I work part time at home and my kids (2&5 now) have done very, very well. They are great kids, very well behaved, don't get into much. I stop working to check on them/give them some attention every hour or so while I work (5 hours each afternoon or so) and they get all my attention in the morning and at night. It has worked out beautifully for us.

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I currently work full-time in a physician's office and have started part-time online. My hope is to eventually go full-time online; however that will be done the road for a single mom with a son in college. My suggestion would be try to type part-time for a MTSO and see how that goes i.e work and money with a decision down the road for ultimately being home all the time. A guaranteed paycheck is always a necessity for me. Hope this helps.
$15,000.... Hospital employee, telecommuting from home, working less than full-time.
I work a full time and a part time, but not sure about 2 full-time...
My hubbie is disabled and I am the only one in my family working also, so I fully understand. You will not have a day off at all working 2 full-time as that is going to be the only way you will get in all your hours. I work one job in the mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and do have off one day a week, but if I had to get in the extra 15 hours to make the other job full-time I am not sure how I would do that other than lose my only day off. Also, make sure you have your account specifics in front of you at all times because you will get yourself confused as to who is what and having notes will help in that area. Good luck to you, as it is possible, but forget about your house being clean, having any social life, etc. Feel free to email me personally if you just need someone to talk to, as I have been where you are and still am.
I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
I made over 26,000 this year...
Not anymore. For some time now, I've been working 32 hours and am considered full time to receive
full time, part time, statutory
newly defined full time...

newly defined part time....(which is an added classification)

I believe statutory just was not mentioned because there is nothing new about the definition of statutory.
full time/part time/statutory
The definition of full time is new.

There is a new classification called part time.

I believe statutory was not mentioned merely because that has not changed and they do not receive PTO/benefits.
I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
I agree...working at home with children is possible just very hard...
I have a 9-year-old and an 18-month-old and I wake up early in the morning before the kids wake up and work and then work some more during my daughter's nap...there are days I want to pull my hair out but my children don't suffer and neither does my job...thank goodness my company is flexible otherwise I couldn't do it...
part-time or full-time
I'm curious. Are you FT or PT? Thanks.
1 full time and 1 part time for now
I am still pretty new, so that is all I am taking on. I may take on more after I get more experience, if possible.
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.
Yeah, but full-time lines does not necessarily mean full-time hours, so I would do it if your produc
I'm getting a regular full-time job outside my home.
For 3 or 4 years now, I've been fighting to be able to stay home and work a regular schedule (yeah, right) to take care of family. I was given a sort of intervention recently that I've become a very unhappy person who is always working or waiting for work or worrying about work. I don't laugh or have fun and I've isolated myself. I'm certainly not better off than when I worked in an office and I'm less free if most ways. It's not a good or profitable trade-off anymore. I'm looking forward to separating my home and work life, and to be able to sleep at night again.
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?
working full time with kids
If it is about taking off a couple years, there is nothing wrong with that. However, you just can't say that it cannot be done - because there are several of us here that, obviously, can do it.
About $30,000 working 5 hr per day considered full-time
because I make my required line quota for full time, so I get the benefits. Would try to do more but take care of my three year old grandchild during the days, so only can work evenings and let me tell you by the evenings I'm tired!! In a few years my DH will retire and I will probably be putting in an 8 hour day for awhile then and hopefully can get up to the $50,000 at least for a year or two. Still have years to go for retirement for me.
$32K/part time 6 months/full time 6 months
I have kept my child home with me half the year, but when pre-K started I began working full time. Helps to only have a main account and one backup account for the 2nd year now, so my abbreviation program rocks and rolls when I focus.
Sorry, I meant didn't have to do it at home full time
Do you work full time and home school? (nm)
Why isn't part time not working for you?

Hope you don't mind my asking why Spheris part time is not working out for you?  Thanks.  Just want to know what I could be getting into.

I now am only working part-time but
in the past many jobs and mostly had 2 until I married my knight in shining armour. Now I am a part-timer after having worked over 20+ years at 2 really full time jobs.
Working 2 full-time jobs (for a year now), and boy am I tired!!
part time work at home
medquist will provide partc time work and equipment, call 1800dictate for more info or apply online
I've been doing it at home strictly full time for a couple of monts, but
I have 6 years of inhouse exp where my duties was divied up with other admin work and 1 1/2 years on and off exp doing it as an IC at home....so again, I'm no rookie....which is what is frustrating. My oldest is on sprnig  break, so if I haven't been fired by next week, hopefully I will get better by then.
Great opportunity now. Work full time, show
$1,200 month working part-time with National/other. nm

I made 21,000 last year working part time...
hoping when my youngest gets a bit older (she is 16 months) I can make a bit more...
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.
anyone feel weird working at home all the time?
Who smiles at everyone way too much and tries too hard to make conversation? 
Time saved working at home is about 2 hours
The time it takes to get up, shower, do make-up and hair, dress, get in the car and drive to work, then back home equals about two hours for me. I work a PT job along with a FT job at home. Plus money saved not needing to use a dry cleaners, keeping up the ward robe.

Does anyone know if you are a part time employee for 1 company and part time IC for another can you
still claim deductions for IC on your income tax even though you are one of each.
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.
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?
Keeping small children at home will cost you more than paying a daycare ... see message
If you are really committed to working, then transcription can be beneficial. It is not a job where you can attend to your children at the same time you work, you either work or you attend to your children. You make choices.

I would recommend this career field - I make 50,000 a year working 6 hours a day. It is still good if you work it.
second time. I had 2 children, he had none.
Very good marriage, We have 2 other children now.
working at home is hard work
I have been working at home for 22 years. I used to get the same statements from people asking me what I did all day, until one Sunday in a local paper they compared 8 hours of sitting at a computer and typing to digging ditches 8 hours a day, not as physical but a lot of mental use, especially transcription. I do my housework early in the morning if I get a chance. If I have extra work at night, I have my family order pizza at night. My husband used to say to me what did you do all day and I would tell him, well I typed, did laundry, made beds, went to the grocery store, before I started typing, took kids to baseball practice. Now I am older and wiser and so is my husband and he does not dare ask me what I have done all day as he knows if I am working I am making money and if I have the time I will clean, but if I don't, then it can wait until tomorrow. Occasionally when people would ask me what I did all day (not husband), I would reply "nothing", just sat with my feet up all day lol. My feeling is this, if they don't like it, let them do the laundry, dishes, empty dishwasher, sweep the floor, vacuum, etc, and you know what they do and will. Don't let them get you down. Just because we work at home does not mean we have it made quite contrary, we work hard and just look at how our bodies fall apart because of it.........
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working at home part 2
This is the 3rd time I've tried to post a response.  Thank you for your honest and helpful words.  I keep making stupid mistakes on apps and reports, like I'm on self-destruct on these apps. I actually am prepared to make basically very little for a while.  But it's true, one company says they give you ONE WEEK to get up to speed, 1200 lines a day, and I cannot see that.  As it is, this job is miserable, horrible, every weekend all weekend, the manager is an old woman on a power trip. I sit in the car and literally cry every day.  And now I think maybe I'm not the most wonderful Transcriptionist since Eve, in spite of 8 years acute care, most specialties.  So, transcription wise, things are not looking too good.  Maybe I needed this app thing to stop deluding myself.
Proving that working at home is HARD WORK

HELP!!!!  How can we prove to our significant others that working at home is hard work and just because we are home, we are working and CANNOT always find extra time for laundry, dishes, cleaning, dinner, etc?????

I hear, "you work 6 hours a day, I work 10...I expect everything to be done if you have those extra 4 hours.... " Well, my 6 hours of working is actual sit at the computer and type my fingers to the bone....yes, I take breaks and do have extra time..but then I shower, chat with friends, catch the news..whatever....it is not excessive.  I keep up on the house most of the time, juggle my schedule to pick kids up from school, etc.... so once in a while if I just don't feel like making sure everything around the house is done, i get "What did you do all day..."  I AM SICK OF IT!!!!

My job is a full time job, I make more than I ever had working in an office 40 hours a week.....and I don't want to feel guilty for taking breaks and having some quality time for myself in between working...

Especially when he goes to work and talks to all his coworkers, brags about how easy his job is, sits around waiting for an assignment etc.....  Just because he isn't home to do the laundry on his breaks, why should I?????

sorry this is so long...but I KNOW a lot of you can relate!!!!!

Glad I cherished my children's time
at home.  They are grown now, have children of their own.  Seems they were here for a few minutes, then grew and gone. Just dearly miss those little boys coming home from school, excited with news of the day, and all the bumps and bruises, bugs they would catch, their funny little stories, little nuances, and they were so humerous and made me laugh and joked around in their teenage years.  Am so glad I had those days, but would dearly love to have my children home on vacation.  Just wish parents would choose to ENJOY their children instead feeling that they are in the way.  In the way of what?  Working?  Goodness gracious, got a lot to learn.  I agree with the poster who said that children feel what you think they do not, and it will hurt them, and you, in the years to come.
Are you full-time?
I was just wondering how they expect people to get a quota with no work.

$1,100.00 full time
Are you full-time?
How  many lines do you do a day?  I personally think this is very low even for a newbie, but I'm wondering if your accounts are REALLY easy and you have a lot of "normals" (macros) where you can get great line counts in a short period of time.  Just my opinion and I'm no expert but I'd say they ARE taking advantage . . . . 
I would say full time 1,000 to 1,200 per day. nm


Its not me, its my full time job
Its not me being superwoman, I can assure you. My full time job is awesome and the company I work for is everyone's dream come true. My little one takes up a lot of me, don't get me wrong, but I guess I spent a lot of time out doing things where as now I have to be at home with her. My husband and I have opposite work schedules so he's on his own pretty much and I only have to take care of myself and our daughter usually. I just thought someone there is this get rich in your free time job out there in the MT field that I should look into (JOKING!! please don't bash me again!).

Seriously - I am just looking into ways to make money from home while filling up my free time. Computers is what I do so I figured it would be interesting to look into MT. My mistake I think. Sounds like way more work than I wanted to do.
Yes, Full-time.
I work 40 hours a week for 1 company. I also have an IC job on the side to help with some money, but everytime I have logged on in the last month, there has been no work.

I do see my lines starting to come up, but am still only hitting 100 lines on average which is only $6.50 an hour. Not a livable wage by any means. That barely covers my rent each month.
I also have gotten out of MT full time
So I only work doing transcription part time.
Full-time IC?

Full-time IC is a term that seems contradictory to me.  I thought an IC was expected to have more than one "client", at least per IRS expectations, so how does an MTSO get away with requiring an MT's undivided attention as an IC?  It seems that MTSOs have a different set of rules....and we are the ones who allow it.

Has anyone out there addressed this issue with either a potential client and/or the IRS?  If so, what was the outcome?  I'm thinking of filing a complaint and just need some feedback to determine if it is worth my time and energy.



has anyone transitioned from IC or SE to full time
How did the transition go?  What are the differences?  What do they take out of you for single in regards to health insurance.  Did your pay rate stay the same?  My premiium went up AGAIN as it does every year, 20 bucks, and i'm thinking about becoming full time, but only if it is a smooth transition.  Thanks guys
Two full-time jobs here
It bites!!! I'm exhausted.