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|but I was waaay more stressed then when I was working outside the home. I couldn't enjoy working in anything less then a perfectly tidy house, I was always afraid a client would hear a crying baby in the background, and I was irritable with my ds.|
|no one seems to undertand that when i'm working at home, i actually have work to do!!! no, i can't do lunch with you! no, i can't pick so-in-so up! no, i can't run out to the store and pick up X! I"M WORKING!!!|
|It is easier sometimes than others, I always end up working until the last minute of a deadline.|
|And I work very late into the night/morning|
|I worry more about companies exploiting our desire to stay home with our families to get us to work strange hours for inferior pay and no benefits, turning our homes into sweatshops. All for the love of family. That's what worries me most, and it extends not just to the MT field, but to all home-based corporate businesses.|
Originally Posted by boatbaby
What an excellent point!!!!
And so true, I find I am bending to do work for less money and people are offering me less than the going rate, and it is all with this under current of "well you should be happy you are working at all, with a new baby and all"
And it's a double edged sword, yes I am happy to be earning money in my field while being home with DS. But I also resent not getting the gigs and $$ I derserve with my LONG time experience and such...
Originally Posted by KarenEMT
BINGO - and large MT companies are doing this by going offshore for transcriptionists at a fraction of US rates. I personally am now looking for a supplemental part-time job, as my office ships work to India and I am sometimes without.
Yet the prevailing thought is exactly as stated above, "You are lucky to be home." Needless to say, I will be looking for a different career as my kids get older.
|is it better to give up the corporation money and just find a local part time job, perhaps where i can bring my daughter with me?|
|it is just so overwhelming. but the extra money is great and i love setting my own hours. still, sometimes i wonder if it's worth the added stress.|
Originally Posted by boatbaby
Does anyone else feel a pressure to bring in a certain amount of $$$??
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