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Old 04-11-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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OT Working at home
My husband and I are in the process of buying a home making my commute to/from work 1.5 hrs compared to 30 minutes now. I really don't mind during good weather (can get a lot of reading done lol -audio I mean ) but hate the thought of fighting snow/ice in the winter on the back roads. I know some of you work from home. I would love some suggestions! Thanks so much!

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Old 04-11-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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I love working from home....and wish I could do it forever! It can be difficult to stay focused and on task....but when I think about the possiblities of having to go back to work in a traditional office that gets my butt right back into gear so I can stay at home. I love being able to work on laundry during the day and having my dogs with me all day too. They give me a nice break and an excuse to get up and move a little bit. The only hard thing is the social contact you lose when working from home. For me, that doesn't matter to much (I supplment with phone calls to family, visiting the KH Blogs, and a close, open relationship with DH). My favorite thing about working from home is that I get to wear jeans every day! I do work set hours which also helps because if I just tried to "fit it in" nothing would ever get done. I also get up and shower every morning and get dressed...makes me feel more awake and less tempting to go back to bed. I think you'll enjoy it! Good luck.
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Old 04-11-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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Sara,
What is it you do at home? If you don't mind me asking. :D
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
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I think a couple women on this board are medical transcriptionists. It requires a medical terminology course or familiarity with terms and good listening skills (I overhear docs tape discharge summaries and boy they go fast and they mumble!) as well as excellent typing skills. That's about all I know. Maybe one of the transcriptionists can help with more detailed info.

I would love to work from home.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:35 AM   #5
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DH works from home and absolutely loves it! I don't work now, but I worked in an office for a long time. I always wanted to work from hom and I got my chance to do a short term contract job from home at the beginning of the year. I loved it! The only problem is limiting yourself to only working what you are paid for and not feeling guilty about stopping when you've done what you need to do for the day! I worked pretty closely with someone at the office and he would attempt to make me work way more than the part time hours I was being paid for. He even wanted me to work after my contract was finished! I mean, yeah, I'm working from home, but my time is not free! Just remember that!
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:40 AM   #6
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I've been a medical transcriptionist for years. I worked in a hospital for almost ten years, then I got the opportunity to work from home for another company. It has been the best move!! Although from my own experience, if someone wants to work from home doing MT, its best to have some experience in a doctor's office or hospital first, because once your working from home, there is nobody around to ask to listen to something for you. You definitely need at least a medical terminology course and definitely good typing skills and computer skills. And working from home you also need a lot of discipline!! Its so easy to get distracted by house hold chores. But at the time it was best for me because I had two little girls, and at the time I was a single mom. It was great because I was there if they were sick, and when school vacations came around, I wasnt scrambling to find someone to watch them, and I was always there to get them on and off the bus.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:47 AM   #7
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Tammy, thanks so much! It sounds so inviting.. you are from Groton! I grew up in Mystic... I guess I will have to contact the local hospitals and see what might be available. Thanks again!

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:51 AM   #8
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awwwwwwwww Mystic!!! I LOVE Mystic (and am proudly tourist dork enough to have been to Mystic Pizza! )

my friends and I went to the Lobster Festival at the Seaport one year and it was one of my favoritist days ever!


*sniffle* i miss Connecticut!
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Hmm.. :thinking: I've thought of doing medical transcriptioning...I'm not sure where to start. What course do/would you take?? Then it sorta scares me with the idea of (who's legit?? re: the school). Am I just getting taken for a ride paying for there course??? Stuff like that..

As far as typing...I got that one down. I type pretty fast and decided to take an online test at typingtest.com cuz I was curious. Well....my fastest/best was 75 wpm w/ 100% accuracy. A few other times it was 74 wpm w/ 98%, 73 wpm 96%.

I currently don't work...just thought typing from home for extra fun money would be nice and use my typing skills.

Anyone have any legit links for typing jobs from home?? Medical transcription schools??? etc...

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This is off the original topic, but my brother is in Groton right now and keeps trying to get me to visit him. I keep telling him no because he's in school for the Navy and if I want to look at Navy boys all weekend, I can just go home to Annapolis and wander around downtown. :rofling:
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