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Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Kendra65:" Yay, Im glad you got approved although I never doubted that you would lol :D"

Yeah she called like a week ago and I just realized it was in my voicemail :oops: I don't check it that often. And the damn thing keeps going to silent in my pocket :x

Kimber-lily Due September 27; 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" My SO is waiting to hear back from Best Buy to see if he has a job there (seasonal hire on, but if he ... [snip!] ... if he gets hired on at Best Buy. I just don't know /: A little advice would be appreciated, but please no rude comments. TIA"


If you would like to work then do it! If you don't trust any daycare provider could you maybe do opposite shifts than your SO?... my SO and I used to do that, he would work days 9-5 and I would work 5:30- 12am. Then we would coordinate our days off.

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
6th Nov '12

I struggled with the same thing years ago - my now 6 yo was diagnosed with autism at age 4. But when he turned 2 and my daughter was born, I quit working outside the home. It wasn't enough money so I was able to find a great job that I work at home doing. It's typing up transcripts of focus group conversations and I make decent pay and get to stay home. Could you do something like that? Best of both worlds IMO!

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
6th Nov '12
Quoting PA Mom:" I struggled with the same thing years ago - my now 6 yo was diagnosed with autism at age 4. But when ... [snip!] ... group conversations and I make decent pay and get to stay home. Could you do something like that? Best of both worlds IMO!"

I've been looking for at home jobs but I can't seem to find one in my area :(

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
6th Nov '12

Well, they always seem to have lots of work at mine. You can live anywhere for it. I've never even been to the office, they hired me online. Go to www.focusfwd.com, click Join our team, and then scroll all the way down to "Independent contractors: transcribers." It'll open a link and click "apply here." If you follow all the directions, can type moderately well, they will probably hire you. It says you need experience but I didn't have any and you don't really need any. It's just typing up general conversations usually.

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting PA Mom:" Well, they always seem to have lots of work at mine. You can live anywhere for it. I've never even been ... [snip!] ... you need experience but I didn't have any and you don't really need any. It's just typing up general conversations usually. "

How much do you make?

Shanaddy 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 882 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:</b>" No, he wouldn't be working full time, but he did say he would be working daily. Not full shifts, he said ... [snip!] ... they'll reduce it. So i'm going to use that help for her and make sure she gets the proper attention she needs and deserves. "</blockquote>




I don't think you need go explain yourself at all. I personally am going to school for free on federal grants while being a stay at home mom. We don't receive any type of other assistance, but if we needed it I would utilize the resources available to us until we no longer needed it. Assistance is there for people who need it and I would rather it be in a situation like yours, where you are using it WHILE trying to better your education and situation. And the SSI shouldn't even be a question. If you were working, you would receive less and have to pay for daycare yada yada yada. I hope my inital post didnt come off rude or anything. I genuinely meant it in a supportive way.

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" How much do you make?"


I average 1000/month take home working about 5-6 hours most days. It does vary though and it depends on how much work you're willing to take on and be available for.

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting PA Mom:" I average 1000/month take home working about 5-6 hours most days. It does vary though and it depends on how much work you're willing to take on and be available for. "

How do you get paid? Sorry i'm asking so much questions, i'm really curious about this and I think it would be a good fit for me! I'm actually doing the hiring test right now!

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
7th Nov '12

They do the first check in the mail and you can sign up for direct deposit just like any typical job.Don't be sorry! It's a great job, I try to encourage my friends with kids to do it. How it works is you log into your page with them. You select from a drop-down box on calendar each day how much work you are able to do that day. Anywhere from none up to 8 hours. Then they send you an audio file and you usually have 24 hours to type it and return it to them. They send you a check or a deposit twice a month, the 15th and the last day of the month. Good luck! And I don't mind all the questions at all.

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting PA Mom:" They do the first check in the mail and you can sign up for direct deposit just like any typical job.Don't ... [snip!] ... or a deposit twice a month, the 15th and the last day of the month. Good luck! And I don't mind all the questions at all. "

How soon after you got hired did you receive your first paycheck? How much maximum would you be able to earn a month? If you don't know the answers to some of my questions I understand. Lol.

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" How soon after you got hired did you receive your first paycheck? How much maximum would you be able to earn a month? If you don't know the answers to some of my questions I understand. Lol. "

Well that kind of thing really depends. The most I ever made in one month was probably about $2000. But it depends on what your'e available to do, what they send you, etc. They send emails almost daily like, with last-minute files they need done right away and you get paid extra to do them if you can. I usually can't do them at last minute's notice so I rarely do those. I got hired and didn't get work right away so it was probably 3 or 4 weeks before I got my first check, although it's hard to remember since it was years ago. But once you do your first file, you will get paid for it either the 15th or the last day of the month, which ever is next. Like this pay period I have to send in my invoice on Friday and then Wednesday night I'll get my deposit. Then I'll get paid again on the 30th.

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4; 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting PA Mom:" Well that kind of thing really depends. The most I ever made in one month was probably about $2000. But ... [snip!] ... I have to send in my invoice on Friday and then Wednesday night I'll get my deposit. Then I'll get paid again on the 30th. "

Did it take you long to hear back from them after you applied for the job, like when they hired you?

PA Mom Pennsylvania 19 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting Nova and Nessa's Momma:" Did it take you long to hear back from them after you applied for the job, like when they hired you?"


No, not at all. It might even say on their Web page like a time frame that they'll get back to you by. I think for me it was a couple days.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 21595 posts
7th Nov '12

This is just a suggestion that I just thought about. But would it be possible to babysit one or two children inside your home? You could still be home with Nessa and Nova but still making some money