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So When Are You Going Back to Work and Other Rude Things Said to Me

I’m so freakin’ happy!!! Wait happy? Yes, happy and most definitely relieved. I posted some time last week that I’ve been without access to work as a medical transcriptionist for quite a bit of time. Well, it’s goin’ on week 2 now and mama here needed a new gig. I also wasn’t in love with being an independent contractor. I was getting a lower rate of pay and I’ll have to pay my own taxes for the little bit of time that I had that status. No thank you… I was just re-hired by the company I left in early April. I did IC work for a company that subcontracted with the company I just left which I didn’t realize until I had started with them. It completely pissed me off because I could’ve just stayed were I was, had my taxes handled and had use of a company computer. Lesson learned. I start with them again in 2 weeks, so I’ll be treating these next 2 weeks like a vacation. I work part time because with a house to take care of and a special needs child that needs well special tending to, I have no time, or desire, to work full time. I know, how un-modern woman of me… to not want to have a career and have it all. Well, that depends on how you look at things. To me I do have it all. I have an amazing husband who works very hard so I don’t have to. Yeah, I said it. I work hard taking care of our home and children, I don’t want to have to work hard…

Off the Charts Anxiety

I’m about ready to lose my shit. I mean it! Little dude starts his extended school year session tomorrow, which is fine. I’ve come to LOVE these 5 weeks and consider them mandatory in order to maintain some level of sanity in our home because it gets little dude out of the house for 4+ hours a day and gives me, and his siblings, a bit of a break for those 4+ hours. But this year is different. This year he’ll be attending his extended school year session over at the middle school instead of the designated elementary school he’s been going to since 2010. That’s fine. In fact, I expected it. The middle school is closer to the house and I could even walk him there if I chose to. But, since he’s special needs he is entitled to take the bus, and I’ve decided to be like almost everyone else and start to take advantage of these entitlements just a little bit. However, what I wasn’t expecting was to have to walk him over to his bus stop. I wasn’t even expecting him to have a bus stop. I really thought it was going to be exactly how its been since September 2009, when he started preschool. The bus has always stopped at our front door. Now, that’s over. Well shit. I wasn’t expecting that, so I wasn’t really ready for it. Unexpected, but not the end of the world – still though it managed to raise my anxiety level up just a skooch because now we have to get up earlier and now walk to the bus stop. If we’re running…

Lost in Transcription

Ugh! I probably shouldn’t talk about this because it’s probably a big no-no to do so. But at this point, what the hell? And I swear I didn’t mean to make a rhyme there. Geez! I did it again. I don’t know why but that rhyming thing has been happening a lot lately. Like my kids just roll their eyes at me now when it happens. They might be thinking I’m doing it on purpose but I swear I’m not. Okay, so what was I talking about again? That happens a lot lately too. Ahhh… ya just gotta love perimenopause… Anyway, I’ve been unable to work now for pretty much a week. I work from home as a medical transcriptionist, healthcare documentation specialist, medical language specialist, or whatever the hell we’re referred to now. So exactly a week ago I trained on a new platform, sort of. I’ve used the platform before, just not in about 5 years. So it was more of a brush up kinda thang… and I was excited to actually start working on my new account, which should’ve happened last Tuesday. But it didn’t. Instead the company my company subcontracts with underwent a cyber attack and they immediately shut down their system. That was smart. I guess. Well, long story short, their system is still down and I, along with many other medical transcriptionists, haven’t been able to work since. I must admit that the extra time off has been nice, but now I really, really, REALLY want to get back to work. Or should I say START work. New company, new account, I was so excite! Yes…