Random Thoughts and Ideas

From a rambling mind wanting to share

How Can CLK Transcription Change Your Life?

When someone asks me what I do, I tell them simply that I change people’s lives by giving them time. Time to do whatever they want to do – finish a chore, read a book, continue with other aspects of their work, spend time with family, etc. My clients send me audio of whatever it […]

When a good client goes bad

We all have them.  Wonderful clients.  Clients who articulate what they want, what they expect, and keep us busy even through the lean times.  But what do you do when a good client goes bad? I am not talking about those wonderful clients that seldom send work (hey they send work) or those leave us […]

10 Interview tips others don’t tell you…

I have read so many blogs etc on great interview tips etc.  Here are some that I would love to have shared with potential candidates from my past: 1.  Be sure to clean your eye glasses.  Having smudges or even mascara rubbed on them is distracting when I am talking to you.  You may not […]

Happy Anniversary CLK Transcription, Inc.

It was the month of April when I left my job after some personal and personality differences.  During subsequent conversations with the past employer, it was said that I left to start my own business.  That was not the truth, but it gave me a thought. I was scared.  I knew that I had the experience […]

Freelancers, Independent Contractors and Small Businesses – Oh My!

The work of a freelancer, independent contractor, and true small businesses have been in the news a lot lately.  From taxes levied and proposed, to payment of bills and collections, to credit available, and everyone who is not a freelancer or independent contractor or a true small business has something to say on the issues. […]

I Work From Home So I Make My Own Hours? Yeah Right!

When you work from home, everyone thinks you have time for everything besides work. You can chat, run an errand, babysit, volunteer to bake for a friend’s upcoming dinner – anything, because you work from home. The phone will ring and you say “I have to get back to work” and the person on the […]

The Check is in the Mail Economy

I am tired of this “check is in the mail” economy struggle. My clients have work.  I have plenty of work.  My IC’s have plenty of work, and we are diligent in our invoicing and billing.  We work hard and generate the income.  But when the check is in the mail economy rears its ugly […]

Things I Love About Being a Transcriptionist

Just a few of the fun things that make others go “why?” and me go “why not?” 1.  The audio sent at 9 a.m. and need back by 10 a.m. – of course it is a 50 minute file. 2.  The audio sent that has only the interviewer (oops). 3.  The audio recorded outside in […]

Why I Am Not Journalist!

I love to write.  I love to do research.  I love to read.  So, why am I not a journalist?  Because I love to write, but I read much better. Seriously, though – Because your job is harder than mine. You are given or come up with a topic.  You work hard to find the […]

Made in the USA

I remember looking for my first job and being able to go just about anywhere to start part time after school. A laundromat, a pharmacy, a sub shop.  I remember working full time in what I called a computer warehouse – where the receipts from major department stores were processed by hand.  My aunt worked […]