J - Job
This is my work area. I do have a window but it just looks out to the people next door to one of their walls, not much of a view. I can look straight ahead and out the kitchen window and can see the bird feeders, but most of the time I am looking directly at the computer screen doing my work.
As many of you know, I'm a medical transcriptionist/editor. For those that don't know what that means, I type up what doctors dictate after they see a patient or do surgery on a patient, so I have to know medical terminology, pharmacology, etc. These days due to voice recognition, I mainly edit what is dictated, which means the software generates what it thinks the doctor says and then I listen to the actual dictation and make corrections with what the software thought it heard. Sometimes it hears something totally different than what the doctor said. Supposedly in time, the software is supposed to learn the corrections we make and make the corrections itself, but I haven't seen that happening in the 7 years since it was introduced. I work for a national transcription company from my home. My work comes through on the Internet, that's why I need a fast reliable one.
I've been doing this for over 35 years. The field has changed a lot like I have written about before. Would not recommend anyone starting out to get into the field. I'm hoping I can stick with it and it sticks around until I'm ready to retire in about 9 years or so.
Even though I have been doing it for those many years, I continually seem to learn new words every day. I really do like typing/editing medical reports, fascinating how the body works. It is fun to work at home, but there is a discipline to it. I do clock in and out at the beginning and end of my shift as well as for lunch break. I get paid on production and have a minimum amount of lines I need to do hourly.
All in all though, I do enjoy working.
What was your favorite job you worked at?
(head's up, K on Monday could be a little morbid/sad; its okay if you skip it, Tuesday for L is a scenic one).
Have a great weekend!