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You can love a job and still love being home! sm

Posted By: Jai on 2007-06-04
In Reply to: And your post is exactly why so many post - Trina

I got into medical transcription for many reasons.  Yes, one was that I wanted to be home with my children, another was that I wanted to be in the medical field, and yet another was this just fits me.  Medical terminology and grammar are two things that have always come easily to me.  So, this fits.  I can work early, early mornings and late nights when they are asleep.  Also during afternoon naps.  Yeah, doesn't leave a heck of a lot of time for myself, but THAT is a sacrifice I am willing to make, leaving my kids for someone else to raise/care for all day wasn't. 

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the only reason i entertained watching it was because of mark burnett and as usual he has such genious casting and editing. btw, don't know who anything about "metal" music but these performers make me like it. love marty and jd as performers. HATE JESSICA. susie is so nice and so emotional. it seems they all support each other and enjoy each others skills. regarding ty and bob marley, ty was excellent but he also lucked out on the song! bob marley was genious too and his music is very easy to listen to. i don't like 3/4 of what the others are given to sing but their performances make me love the music. dave navarro shines on this show, very gracious for the most part and letting the contestants down easy when they have to leave. he was great last night with brandon (?). sweet, sweet show. i am so impressed with everyone involved.
I'm at home and love it.
I don't think you could go wrong. Also, I am pretty sure you will be making more by the line than by the hour, unless your office job is VERY generous. I am making about $10-$15 more an hour at home on production than I could in an office. You are in the same situation I am. My husband pays my insurance, so we really don't worry about me not having benefits. He also has quite a bit more taken out in federal and state taxes on his check, so we don't have to pay estimated taxes, but still get a (very) small refund. Good luck with making the decision, but sounds like a great thing to me.
why I love transcribing at home

My Day's at the Hospital......


1.  Two co-workers who only typed about 35-40 rad reports a day.


2.  One co-worker who took 6 cigarette breaks and did not smoke.

3.  Husband of one co-worker came in and perked over our shoulders for 30 minutes each day before sign out time.

4.  One co-worker who never called in to proper channels when not showing up.

5.  Somestimes above-mentioned co-worker just did not call, we are supposed to have ESP.

6.  One co-worker took 1.5 hour lunch breaks.

7.  One co-worker to me to slow my a-- down.

8.  One co-worker in the outpatient department would walk all the way over to in-patient to unassign her pools because she "didn't feel like typing ultrasounds" today.

9.  Can you say cherrypickers.....

10.  Boss couldn't type her name if her life depended on it.

11.  Co-workers never looked in reference books.  Called across room - How do you spell....(Mind you there are three of us in one room).....


Good Stuff...

1.  I thank my mom all the time for making me take typing in high school.  I type 120 words a minute.

2.  I took lemons and make lemonades.  I read up on the subject of Voice Recognition and saw that I would be voiced out of a job (in 2003).

3.  I took a few bs jobs, and got several "bait and switch" deals.

4.  Would get up to 350 lph and get switched to an account with ESLs.  Can do them, but .......

5.  Enjoy flexibility of working at home.

6.  I say I have paid my dues, but do we ever.


I love this board.  That's how it got my present job.  That's how I settled on my word Expander (after sampling three). 

I have purchased and sold items.  I have utilized advice regarding reference materials (yes, you do need them - make a sacrifice).  I have increased my QA from 98 to 99.1).  I don't skip over reports.  I work when I am asked.  In my spare time I add more and more acronyms to my dictionary and because of this, I have received an unsolicited raise. 

As for these transcription schools, it's just like "real" college.  You get out of it what you put into it.  They do not owe you anything. 

Like I said, I love this board, but sometimes we go overboard with the fluff, i.e., what's for dinner, how's your puppy...").  It took me 10 years to find the perfect fit and the flexibility because I have another career as an accountant.  These two occupations co-exist perfectly.  No two days are alike. 

Some of us are looking at transcription as an easy what out of corporate America, but it's not that easy.  You have to stay FOCUSED and you have to learn to use REFERENCE materials.  And don't say you cannot afford them.  Think of them as an investment in you job SECURITY. 

Good Day.  Luv y'all.  Got work on the Lanier.....

Yes - love my job, the $$ and the convenience of my own home! nm
Oh you will love being an MT! Stay home,
Love being back home...
but frustrating at times. Seems everyone wants my job. It's soooo easy they say. Now I'm not an expert by all means and I continue to learn as I go. Discipline is one of the keys...my poor house doesn't get cleaned anymore (I wonder when someone will notice).

And those moms who think I work at home and call on you to pick up their kids because their "working". That's my boiling point.javascript:editor_insertHTML('text','');
Yep that's it, 4000. Love, love love the zoom
But I feel like a dork typing...every time I try to type But it is coming out as Nut!
That's why I love working from home. Too funny. sm

I helped my son out with his paper route the other morning because he was sick with a temp of 102.  I'm walkng around, almost done with the papers, heading home, birds are singing, sun is starting to shine and then, ALL OF A SUDDEN, VAROOOOOOOM!!!  About 4 cars go whizzing by, almost running me over, oblivious to their surroundings, obviously late for work again.  Checked my watch and it was 5:45 a.m.  6 o'clock shift running late again.  Can't get their Dunkin Donuts and make it to work on time unless they drive like a bat out of h...l.

I just laughed and laughed and thought, "Well geeeee, it stinks to be you doesn't it?  Now why don't you take time out to fill up with GASOLINE!"  HEE HEE!

I don't know why people are in such a hurry lately.  Why don't they just set their alarms 15 minutes earlier for Pete's sake?  I was taking my older son to work one morning and was at a red light at a very busy, accident prone, intersection.  The light turned green.  I always take a quick look left and right before going through the green light and I didn't even have time to glance to the left before the "A" behind me laid on his horn.  Of course then I got funny and drove like a granny, just to make him mad.  He ended up finding space to pass on the right and he gave me the finger.

Good for you. I love my local at home job.

Not me - love my 2 teens at home! Enjoy it while you can.
I realize my house doesn't have to be perfect all of the time, their rooms do not need to be clean all of the time, and I enjoy them so much. Soon, my son will go to college and I will be left with my one daughter, and then she will go to college and I will have an empty house with just me, hubby, and our golden. Boy, I dread those days. I am enjoying all the noise, fighting, messiness and laughter as much as possible. I love when they have friends over. They are so funny and a delight!

Really, don't wish it away too quickly.
Personally, I love working at home, but my
kids were already in school when I started 10+ years ago. I worked part-time at home in the evening when they were small, but my ex was there to help with them then. I would think it would be very distracting to work a full day with small ones, unless you were working an p.m. shift when they were asleep, but then there is no time for hubby. But then again, there are many who do.
No! But would love some pointers on where the eligibles men hang out. Being an at-home MT has cause
me to be somewhat of a recluse, from church to grocery store, visits to mom and dad, I have no social life.  I am not a party goer, don't do alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.  Will be 50 soon.  I have been told I am beautiful and look maybe 38 or 39.  Children are all grown, last one going off to college in fall.  I am not going to know what to do with  myself other than work.  Any pointers?  I live in the south.
RE: No! But would love some pointers on where the eligibles men hang out. Being an at-home MT has c
Possibly right here on this board. How about a 51 year old (52 in September) male who is also in the same line of work as you, and in the south also.
Love in house, hate nationals at home nm
I guess I'm the odd ball; I LOVE going to home parties! sm
But on the other hand, I HATE shopping. I do the majority of my shopping from home parties -- Lia Sophia (sp?) jewelry, Tastefully Simple (a fave), Pampered Chef. I'm waiting to go to a Southern Living Home Show but haven't been invited to one yet.
1990 VW Golf here, love it. Work at home, don't drive much.
Oh and don't you love the "WOW, you work from home?? HEY! I can type - hook me up!" sm
That burns my hiney more than anything else. Working from home is NOT a piece of cake. I can relate to those who think since we work from home we can just get up anytime. I don't know how many times I have tried to explain that if I were working in a "traditional" office, that they wouldn't just walk in, call, etc. etc. but I don't think anybody will ever really get that our time is money, literally.
I love it too - love doing my nails 5 hours a day and staying awake

Love NOT getting paid while sitting doing my nails too.  It's a real turn on.

I tell all my friends to try it -- sit in front of your computer while you have no money to pay your rent and instead do your nails, you get a real buzz down in the pit of your stomach.


Also LOVE LOVE ESCRIPTION and make good money but...
Can I ask how you sit there for 8 hours. Lately, I'm having a motivation problem. When I focus, I can rack up the lines, but lately, I get so easily distracted. My mind wanders and I struggle to get my lines. Any tips on how you stay productive who do you work for?? I work for Transcend.
People either love it or hate it. I personally love it
but I know a lot of people say you cannot make any money on it and will not work on it. I do okay. I'm obviously not getting rich but I am making a living. I found it easier than Dictaphone and faster such in downloading and uploading job and you only have to log on one system and not like Dictaphone where you have to log onto the VPN and then log onto the program. It's always worth a try, but yes, the biggest complaint I hear is that no one can make a living and the cpl isn't that great.
I went back in house and love it. I love not being
secluded. I was working in my PJs, less organized and feel much better now that I get up and dress for work and see people (even those in traffic aren't so bad anymore). I find that I have more of a life now, and my family says that I spend more time with them now.

Working at home served its purpose for a long time; I was ready to go out into the world again now that I have no little ones at home.
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I am so addicted. I actually schedule my job and family around the shows LOL.
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The arms can be lowered so they won't be in your way, I don't know about the tilt limiter. But I bought my off ebay about 6 years ago and can't do without it. No I do not think you can find another chair that even compares to the aeron, changed my working life completely, no sore back or butt. You won't regret it, but you will if you go for a cheap imitation.
LOL. I love it. I also love the song sm
I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now. Miss the Happy Goodmans!
Repeat after me: I love my job, I love my job. :) nm
I do not love money but I love what it can buy
for me. I work 4 days a week now and was not bringing home what I wanted every 2 weeks, for some reason that is at least 1,000.00. I just decided to turn up the speed and put my mind to doing at least 3000 lines a day and figured by that should get what I want in the pay line. Worked well for me. I tell people if you want to talk with me call before I go to work, do not let outside influences bother me during my hours. Other than a bathroom break, glass of water, here for the straight 8.
I love Google and I love MTs
Okay, who in their right mind would not only discuss but have passionate opinions about hyphens and apostrophes? I love it!

Anyway, in googling grammar rules I found numerous references that two days' time would not but hyphenated but when used as a modifier like two-day history, it would be.

I remember telling an OB nurse friend of mine about fretting over 38 weeks pregnancy and whether the hyphen belonged in there and she just laughed and said she thinks she would get the point either way. Well harumph!
Love Judge Judy but love Judge Joe
Brown. I often wonder how many of the people involved in Judge Joe's cases have to go home and look up in the dictionary what he said to them. Some of them just have blank faces staring at him when he is giving them a lecture, w/o a clue of what he is actually saying to them.
Love Sci-Fi!
cant wait to see it!
I would love to but
my husband does not think we will make it on the bills (I think he likes all of the extra money I'm making on the side) He is a good guy with a good job and does support my choice since he bought me a new computer and paid for my school, but he also is use to a life style that he leads where he does not worry about money.  In my day job I make about 27000.00 a year and I know in my first couple of years I might do close to that if I'm lucky and can land a decent account.  Sorry I'm just venting and I'm so tired of working so much, thank god I dont have kids right now I don't have the time to go to the bathroom anymore.
love IT
sure do love rather
A true patriot and truth teller..too bad the source he got his truthful information from about Bush running away from his military duties did not have the original reports..Bush, warmonger, military deserter, governor who murdered the most on death row, destroyer of environmental protection, jerk when it comes to global warming, idiot when it comes to understanding evolution..just a plain low IQ idiot..who should never have been president but he had plenty of oil biggies who paid his way and now he is repaying them big time to the detriment of the middle class of America..
the one I love the best is (sm)
the incinuation (sp?) that I don't have a "real" job! I even hear my kids telling their friends that I "don't work, just at home". UHHH, hello? I get a paycheck, don't I! No respect! I just like to think the other folks are jealous! Oh, well, too bad for them!
Love my job
I have an associate's degree in secretarial studies.  I ended up working as a secretary in a multispecialty clinic, which led me directly to the transcription department to train as a transcriptionist.  I love being home to be there for my children.  My husband, on the other hand, has a master's degree in business, and he is the main breadwinner in our family. 
Love rad but...
teaching hospitals tend to have really long reports due to residents and their tendency to TALK A LONG TIME so as to impress the attending physicians. That is my only complaint about it, tho. Its understandable - they're new on the job and all - but its funny when an old-timer doctor gets on and tosses off a CT or MRI in a few sentences while the new resident makes it into a thesis or term paper! ARGH!  But overall, I highly recommend rad.
I love my MT job!
I am an IC and absolutely love working for myself!  Its not all bad
Okay, how many of you can truly say you still love being an MT?...
I am really close to leaving MT work, but so far the benefits are outweighing the negatives. I just need to hear that someone out there still loves being an MT, works for a good company, and is making enough money to not only pay their bills, but are doing okay. Is anyone out there?
I don't love being a MT, but

I work for a great company, always have work, make a good line rate ... and it's all done from home.

As the song goes, "who can ask for anything more." 

Hey, I am from HI and we love him, believe it or not! sm
He has done some real good to the people of HI. He has a ton of money and uses his money to help people, give them jobs, pay for rehab, etc. He is a "born-again Christian" although I know some may not believe it since he acts like a hellion sometimes, but we really do love him!

I no longer live in HI since I married, but my entire family still lives there. My sister was visiting me a few months back (she actually has never left the island we are from) and we were sitting in my living room here watching it one night. All of a sudden she starts yelling and screaming at the t.v. saying that her neighbor was one of the fugitives they were looking for! We didn't know whether to laugh or cry! Needless to say, she ended up moving from that neighborhood! She knew the guy personally and had no idea he was a fugitive or even did drugs like that! She is an MT too.

As far as the guns, well they don't believe in them and they only carry mace to catch the criminals. I am worried that he and his team will be shot one day. Of course, the locals who are clean and are NOT fugitives love to get the bad guys out of their neighborhoods, but the bad guys hate him! I'm sure there may be a bounty out for him because of the way he goes about things. But, I love him. I had to get used to his wife, but she's sorta grown on me and now I like her! I know behind that mean persona she has a real soft heart!

My sister ran into him at the airport when they were filming one day. I got her hooked on that show!

Can you tell I am a big DOG fan? I just have to get past that darn mullet and wife-beater t-shirt. My DH says I like DOG so much that he's thinking of dressing up like him for Halloween. I asked him not to wait that long! LOL :)
I did and Love it!!
I know everyone's experience is different, but the only thing that really changed for me was it put me back on track workwise, nothing else really changed as far as accounts or anything, I am just more motivated to get my work done in the proper time frame now so instead of working 6-7 days a week I work 5 and am earning PTO, have health insurance, etc.
I love these!!

The "Poor transcriptionist" got me going     and the "operator" kept it going....I will be smiling the rest of the day.  Thanks for sharing!!!

Don't you love when that happens?
Love it!
I bought an '05 this year and I absolutely love it!
Love that name!!! :) nm

Love you too!
I am not negative. I'm 100% positive. That's why I avoid negativity/negative people.

I'm telling you from a business owner and 20-year MT's point of view.

I'm sorry if you took offense. I didn't mean to touch on your sore spot.
Wow. My MTs love me.
I'm sorry you've had such bad experiences. Our MTs love us and we treat them with respect and give them raises regularly.

You've evidently had really bad experiences. There are a lot of good MTSOs. Find one that is a good match where you won't be so unhappy.

Have you tried testing for any of the good ones?
I don't have any as an MT...I love my...

work and never feel pressured because of it.  If you do, perhaps you should find something that suits you better.  Finding yourself a less stressful job might help your outlook.  Being happy in your work does wonders to do away with crankiness.  Life's too short to be a pisser and moaner over trivial matters. 

Just like you love to eat maggots!
i love it!
I'm currently there & LOVE it!
I've been with them for 2 years and it's the best company I've ever been with. If you're a good MT, you can work as much as you want and the pay is good & on time. There's more than 1 system and I've had no trouble with any I've worked on as they have great IS support.
Yes, I love it
I have been on VR using eScription for over 3 years and love it. I have made more money with it than typing. MDI is hiring for their eScription accounts right now. I work 2nd shift and could use some help. Great accounts. Give it a try, bet you'll like it.