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    Half Crazed Mommy stephfoster's Avatar
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    Made the leap
    It wasn't easy to convince my husband that now is the time for me to quit my at-home medical transcription job, but I did it. I pointed out to him that my monthly income is currently more than I've earned as a very part time medical transcriptionist in any three months, and it's frankly a waste of my time to continue transcribing when I earn so much more for my efforts with my websites.

    I had to let him think about it for a few days, as I wanted his support in this, and he finally agreed it's not worth it for me to continue with the job. His job provides the health insurance, so no worries there, and if trends continue, I should out-earn him this month. We have a backup plan in case things go disaterously wrong, and medical transcription is a high-demand field anyhow, so a new job wouldn't be hard to get if things went that poorly.

    I am just ecstatic about getting to quit my job. I have so much more fun with my websites than I ever did as a transcriptionist.

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    Congratulations!

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    way to go, girl!!!

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    Congrats and the best of luck going forward
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    It sounds like you thought very hard about it, have some very sensible fallback plans.

    I bet you won't need them.

    Let us know when you outearning your husband.

    All the best, Jazz T.

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    .... and if trends continue, I should out-earn him this month.
    Beware of the consequences if you out-earn him!

    If your husband is not old-fashioned, you may have no problem, but if he is a macho man like some of us men, you may get in trouble later.
    I'm Sorry stephfoster, but I couldn't resist posting a reply to that.

    Sal.

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    You've succeeded...Hooray!
    You've done VERY well, Congratulations and Much Good Business in the Future...

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    I am v e r y[B] jealous!

    best of luck

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    Congrats on your success stephfoster, I hope you have much more in the future.
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    Congradulations !!!! I love threads like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Beware of the consequences if you out-earn him!

    If your husband is not old-fashioned, you may have no problem, but if he is a macho man like some of us men, you may get in trouble later.
    I'm Sorry stephfoster, but I couldn't resist posting a reply to that.

    Sal.
    I'm lucky. He wants me to outearn him enough to bring him home to work with me.

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    congrats and much success in the future

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    Yeah... I'm jealous.

    Great job!

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    Congrat's on the move! My old day job dealt with a lot of MT's. At least no more docs complaining about blanks left in their static-filled, mumbled, slurred dictations

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    Congratulations on achieving this milestone! Best of luck to you in the future!

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    Be the master of your own fate girl---Go on!
    There is always that excitement whenever you're doing the things that you like!

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    That is great news - congrats!!

    He wants me to outearn him enough to bring him home to work with me.
    Sounds like my house. My husband keeps asking when he can retire. Last month I did end up outearning him and it blew him away. Rock on!!



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    That's awesome! Congratulations! Your hard work is paying off!

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    congrats...

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    Good Job!

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    Talking Congratulations!!
    I am green with envy!! You have made a leap that I also hope to be able to make soon and so it is an inspiration to hear about others who have done the same! It is my goal to learn to earn enough money with an online income to replace both my my wife's and my day-jobs. Please keep us posted on how it's going!

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    Congrats!

    The decision is much easier when you've got a spouse with all the normal job benefits, especially health coverage. That plus the income safety net that a "normal" job provides makes it much easier to take the plunge and go with AM as your sole endeavor. Another really big benefit is that is is much easier to take that last minute long weekend whenever yous spouse can squeeze free from work, instead of having to worry about both of your schedules. Enjoy your freedom!
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    Actually, just now the biggest benefit is that I can take a lot of time off for my son's preop doctor's appointments! My mother just commented to me the other day that it was a good thing I don't have a job, because I probably would have been fired due to all the time I've spent on getting ready for my 3 month old son to have surgery next week.

    He has craniosynostosis, which means part of his skull has fused already, making his skull grow long and narrow. The surgery is to fix it, and because he's so young they can do a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure. There are a lot of pre and post op appointments to get through (twice weekly at first after!), so I am really appreciating my freedom just now. I'm worried enough just about him, thank goodness I don't have to worry about the financial side of things with this.

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    Oops I had been missing this thread!

    Congrats on being able to quit the j*b. Even though it was an at-home j*b, that was still a JOB!

    Welcome to freedom from empl*yment! Or shall I say, welcome to actual life (as opposed to "existance")?

    Best wishes for your son, too--here's hoping all goes well!
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