Transcriptionist WAHM here!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Transcriptionist WAHM here!
Tue, 05-20-2003 - 7:18am
Hi everyone. My name is Shari and I'm a work-at-home mom, medical transcriptionist to be exact. My son is 12 and my daughter is 8. I've been working at home for 2 years. Day care in my area stops when kids turn 12, which is when I originally had planned on going home to work, but, the opportunity arose and I took it and ran - and have never regretted it.

The only problem is, everyone thinks WAHMs live a life of glamour because they have everything. They can make money and stay at home with their children. What they don't know is how hard it is to work around your children. Alot of people also don't understand why your house isn't in tip top shape and spotless, after all, you are home all day - including my husband sometimes.

But, I do enjoy working at home because, I don't have to buy business clothes, I CAN work around my kids (even if I'm up at midnight typing) and there's alot less stress! I wouldn't go back into the office for anything now!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 05-20-2003 - 9:06am
Welcome and hugs Shari. I totally understand what you're saying. I'm a freelance writer. I'm working on a novel & a short story now. And I hear about it all the time that I don't manage to keep the house spotless, balancing a house, my writing, adult relationships (like with my SO), and a high needs child. Worst is my SO also works at home, so He's totally aware of the differences of working in or out of the home. Welcome again.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 05-20-2003 - 11:42am
Hi there. I totally sympathize. I once told someone that I wanted to either find a telecommuting job or start a business from home and they actually said "oh, what a life that would be. Stay home all day, relax, have fun." I couldn't believe that was the perception out there of home workers. I did it briefly before and know how challenging (but rewarding) it can be. Take care

Jaimee mom to two dd's 7.5 and 4.5 (They get mad if I don't ad the .5 lol)

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Registered: 03-29-2003
Sun, 05-25-2003 - 8:51pm
Hi Shari! I'm only a lurker on this board, but it is so nice to see another medical transcriptionist. I've been doing transcription for a practice (6 docs, in office) but am trying to find a few doctors so I can leave there and work from my house. How did you find your own docs? I've just been making the rounds with my biz card & a letter of recommendation from a service I worked for. Any suggestions or am I on the right track?

Anyway, I look forward to "seeing" you on the board! (Oh - I have a 15 month old & trying for #2)

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Registered: 05-07-2003
Sun, 05-25-2003 - 11:19pm
Hi Amber, I'm a medical transcriptionist working from home. I have a 12-year-old son and a newborn baby boy. I've also had trouble finding my own clients. I've been able to work from home for a national transcription company in the past and I'm now subcontracting from a local home-based transcription service. These are ways you can work from home without having your own accounts.

Jenny B