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Posted By: x on 2005-09-21
In Reply to: Show of hands, plz: If MQ is getting rid of the quarterly bonus, how many SEs will leave? (sm) - MQ SE


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Why do you think you aren't giving your kids a good life?  Are you an abuser or addict?  Other than that, I can't think of any reason to give up your kids.  It will mean more to them that you stuck together through thick and thin than to bail on them when things got tough.  Besides, you don't want to put them in the foster care system where goodness knows what could happen to them.  I'm making assumptions here that things are tight for you and you're working too much instead of other things.  Correct me if I'm wrong.  I have felt as if I should give my kids up or off myself before.  Neither "solution" would have fixed anything.  Both would have irreparably harmed my children.  I stood in line at the food bank just to put food in their mouths.  I had a repo notice on my car and a foreclosure notice on my house.  I didn't even have two pennies to rub together.  My utilities were shut off.  My paychecks had been executed out of my checking account for my ex's medical bills.  I had to call an attorney to get it back several months later.  My ex wasn't paying child support and just walked out on us one day.  I had nowhere to go because my family told me they didn't have room for us.  I was looking at living at the homeless shelter with my kids.  I sold nearly everything I owned, and that held things off until I finally found a better job.  We survived.  Everything worked out in the end.  I was thankful every day that I still had my kids because they were my reason for living.  No matter how bad things are, there are people out there who have it worse.  It's tough to turn your thinking around from negative to positive when it feels as if the cosmos is crapping on your head.  {{{{hugs}}}}  You can do this.  You are a strong and beautiful person.  I believe in you.
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you might be able to purchase (cheap) the Career Steps curriculum by someone that dropped out of the program.  Check MT daily.  I have seen people selling their course there cheap.  You won't be able to have the 'sheepskin' from the school that proves you took the course, but a lot of employers will allow you to work if you demonstrate that you know what you are doing and you explain that you are self taught.  You will definately need to study though, there is no other way to do this.  I am a Career Step grad (of 5 years ago) and found the course prepared me well to get into acute care.  Good luck.
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Whatever email you use, whether it be a generic or any other email - go to your address book(s) and put in as a new address:


000001@invalidaddy.com or bogusaddy.com


What this does is it becomes the FIRST email address in your addresses place.....so IF a worm or virus gets into your system, it sees that first address....and no longer can get any other address below that..........

Found this out nearly 10 years ago.........and it works!!!

You can do this in Outlook Express address book and hotmail or yahoo, etc., etc., etc.

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I lost my brother to suicide when I was 23 and he was 18. My brother and I were always close and he stayed over at my house all the time. When we went camping, fishing, or just about anywhere he went too. He was a huge part of my family. I will never forget the day I got the call from a Sheriff out of town informing me that he had killed himself. His truck was registered at my house, which is why I got the call. I then had to call my parents and tell them this news. This is something you should never have to tell your parents.

The 10-year anniversary of his death just passed in February. I too felt so similar to how you feel now. I stayed at home with my two small children. I would cry all the time and felt like it would never get better. I would visit the cemetery and talk to him (and again cry). This went on and on. My mom was in the same boat as me, so I did have someone to talk to.

Time will help you. There is not a right amount of time to grieve nor is there a right way to grieve. We all grieve and handle death in our own way. I did go to a suicide survivor support group during the first year, which helped. Also, there are medications that can help too.

Either way, you will get with better with time. It took probably 6 years or so before a day went by when I actually hadnít thought of him. I never thought that would happen. I never thought there would be a day go by that I didnít have at least a fleeting thought of him. Here I am 10 years later and I made it. On his 10th anniversary I went through all of the belongings of his that I had saved. Yes, I cried and I cried and sometimes for no reason I will think of him and cry, but these times are few and far between now.

Time will heal you. Someday there will be one day that will go by without you crying. The next thing you know it will be two, three, and then a week. You just need to give yourself time.

SM is see message inside. NM is no message inside.
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I've been an MT over 11 years now - if I get the occasional op note it's by mistake - they just get routed to me because of wrong coding. I don't really have to do them, but hey, I like to learn new stuff!
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My mother told me of a woman who had a broken tooth which she neglected to repair. After many years, she was diagnosed with oral cancer in the area where it was touching the side of her mouth, causing a sore which never healed. So, I believe that the constant irritation over a long period of time could indeed cause problems. It is time to put on your big girl panties and deal with this :)
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I kind of got started the same way.  I was a nurse for 10 years and worked for a doctor, same scenario, he needed a Transcriptionist so I started taking home his tapes for extra pay. I heard about working from home doing it through companies online and when my daughter was born I decided I didn't want to have her in daycare and I wanted to stay at home and type.  Medquist actually hired me with my one year of clinic experience and I actually didn't like it much just because I had never typed acute care before, never worked in a hospital even as a nurse and the terminology was a bit difficult for me.  I worked for MedQuist for a couple of years and then hired on at another company typing oncology and I have now typed oncology only for the past 7 years or so and I love it!  Maybe I just caught a break or they may hire people with less experience, I can't really say for sure, but good luck to you!

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I have overheard the statement: "She has a husband and will be okay" by a person in my company when deciding who to rescue after an account departs, leaving MTs with no work and the need to be moved to another or laid off. You may find this hard to believe, but there are many women who are single and head of households. When men do not have a family but rather are single, that is I am sure worthy of mention and consideration when the ax is chopping off heads.
What is EHR? (no message inside)
I do not think 4 cpl is too bad for editing. see message inside
It could be worse.. I have been offered anywhere from 1.5 cpl up to 4 but no more than that for editing. I also have done editing in EditScript. Who are you working for. The company I worked for using that program was a huge rip-off and the line counts never added up not to mention I got penalized for any errors.. and I mean any errors, such a common where they didnt think it should have been etc.. very petty. Email me if you like. The only downsize to the editing is sometimes you really do end up having to retype a lot of what VR did and that does not seem fair at 4 cpl. The plus side is that on some reports you can really haul and make decent money.
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Cynthia- the first time I did not ask why I was not a candidate - I just accepted what they said and went with contacts.  Then I saw article about a new procedure that said it uses a laser to make the flap opening.  I went to a dr. who was referred by the website of the new procedure.  I have a question for you though - if both of your eyes were done for 20/20 vision, why would they tell me to have the monovision done - why not do both to 20/20?  I guess these are questions I really need to go back and ask them, but thought I would get your opinion too.  Thanks.

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(lots more information at the link I provided too)

The Blue Screen of Death

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Would you please note you have no message inside...
Otherwise, you waste people's time opening your post and there is nothing there. Thank you.
There is a message inside mine above, though. (nm)
No message for this one, though.


Don't look things up more than once. See message inside.
I use a program called "Lil Red Notebook" (LRN) it is very inexpensive, with a free trial.

When you have to look something up, you need to make a note of it someplace, so if you don't remember it later it will be faster than looking it up all over again. I started using my LRN when I was an MT student over 5 years ago, and I still use it daily. It is much faster to look things up there, instead of starting from scratch.

You can also put the definition of things in there to help you, such as the difference between "advise" and "advice" if you have trouble remembering.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by using "macros" - do you have an expander? That is definitely something you need, either ShortHand or Instant Text would be of huge benefit.
nm means No Message inside
OMT said, "No" on the inside of post message.

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Stephanie - pleasee see message inside

I can't send you any information as you did not leave your email information when you posted (must have used the Quick Post option?).  I have left my email address if you would like to contact me.

As far as calculating rates, see message inside
I also charge by the line and I use 65 character lines to calculate. I use MPCount, which is a free software that you can download and it works great and is simple to use. Sure makes the line count calculation easy to do. Good luck.
(There's actually a link and a message inside my note above) ... :-) ... nm
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She is talking about the little face posters add INSIDE the message I think. nm
see inside for link and article from Bill Gates...lm (long message)


Bill Gates bets $84M on corn power
Investment in ethanol manufacturer by Microsoft founder shakes up industry.
December 13, 2005: 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the richest man in the world invests $84 million in a company, you can be sure Wall Street notices.

That's why Neil Koehler, president and chief executive of Pacific Ethanol Inc. (Research), was looking as if he had won the Powerball jackpot on Tuesday.

"It gave us instant credibility and the equity financing to be very credible and real with our (business) plan," he said of the investment by Bill Gates, the Microsoft Corp. (Research) founder, whose personal fortune of $46.5 billion topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's richest again this year.

"It really differentiated us from the pack," Koehler said. Gates' investment firm, Cascade Investment, agreed last month to buy 5.25 million preferred shares in Pacific Ethanol, a producer of the corn-based fuel hailed by environmentalists as an answer to the earth's dwindling supply of petroleum.

The financing, in which the preferred shares will be converted into common stock, is expected to close in January and will net the Fresno, California-based company $84 million.

The Gates ripple effect

In an interview at Reuters' Times Square offices, Koehler said Gates' investment was a sign that ethanol can be a viable alternative to oil at a time of see-sawing gasoline prices and concerns about global warming and climate change.

"It's all coalescing and, obviously, a smart investor like Bill Gates sees that," said Koehler, who was in New York to attract institutional investors.

Gates' money will help Pacific Ethanol proceed with its plan to initially build five plants on the West Coast to process Midwestern corn into ethanol, he said.

"It's not only had a huge impact on our operations, but it's had a huge ripple effect on the whole industry. It has really caused a stir in the ethanol industry that Bill Gates has stepped up and said: 'I believe in ethanol.'"

The company went public in March and the $84 million will help finance the plant construction.

"This was very much our strategy and they very much synched up and helped us make it more real," he said. "They had decided they wanted to get into ethanol and had looked at many companies before they found us."

Despite the investment, Koehler has not met Gates, who is also known as a philanthropist.

"He's pretty hands-off," he said.

But just the name is enough to attract attention from Wall Street and oil companies, said Koehler.

"With Bill Gates and that whole left-wing, progressive position that he has and the philanthropic thing, it reinforces ethanol's green stamp," he added.

Ethanol versus oil

With crude oil at $50+ per barrel, Koehler sees the market for ethanol-burning vehicles growing. Already, U.S. gasoline contains about 10 percent ethanol and Ford (Research) and General Motors (Research) are developing cars to run on 80 percent ethanol.

With 150 billion gallons of gasoline sold in the United States each year, that represents some 15 billion gallons of ethanol.

"We could do what Brazil's done and have 30, 40 percent of our transportation fuel renewable," he said.

Brazil, which makes ethanol from sugar cane, and the United States are the two largest ethanol-producing countries, he added.

"It's a common fact, we are running out of oil and there is only one commercially-viable liquid fuel alternative," Koehler said.

But historically low gas prices and powerful big oil companies combined to stunt the ethanol industry for years.

"Because of the politics of the oil industry, ethanol has always been viewed as raining on their parade, interfering with their business model," said Koehler.

However, the situation has changed and oil companies now look more favorably on ethanol than other transportation power sources, such as electricity, fuel cells or hydrogen.

In addition, President Bush's energy bill included renewable fuel standards and starting on Jan. 1, it requires a virtual doubling of ethanol fuel use from the current 4 billion gallons to 7-1/2 billion gallons by 2012.

"With $50 oil and up, ethanol is very attractive from a price standpoint," said Koehler.

Ethanol receives a 51 cent per gallon incentive from the U.S. government and today it is selling wholesale for roughly $2 a gallon.

"The actual cost to a refiner is roughly $1.50 and wholesale gasoline is roughly $1.70 or $1.80 today," said Koehler.

And in another sign of the future, he said that, starting next year, the Indy Racing League is converting all Indy racing cars to run on the high-octane alternative.

"Ethanol is racing fuel," he added.




Venting-why do people keep putting nm and THEN writing a message?? nm means no message - sm
Please put sm if you have a message and NM if there is no message other than your subject line.  It makes it easier when reading these messages.  thanks so much and have a nice day everyone. 
small message. nm means no message
Flame=200 views, sm=see message, nm=no message
sm, see (or short) message, nm is no message.
sm-see message, nm-no message, ks-I think it's someone's initials.
or no message, small message - whatever SM
any indication there is no need to waste time opening the post.

it is irritating also when people type through the subject line as well as the name line and then do not indicate if it is worth pursuing.

sm is see message not small message. I almost always
put NM or nt if there is no message, but quite a lot of people still open the posts as evidenced by the number of views. 
Yes, see inside
Go to Google and type in Career Step and Andrews School.  These are the two best.  Most companies will hire grads from these schools right out of training.  Good luck to you! 
on to or onto? See inside

She fell directly on to/onto her buttocks and since that time has been experiencing lower back pain. 

I was hired by MQ to work at home.  It took four months for me to complete the program.  I passed MQ's test and was hired as a regular employee, not a trainee or intern.  They were confident I could do the job based on my test scores and previous nonmedical work experience.
Do they have both? (see inside)
I'm an SE with them. Yep, I have a schedule but it's compacted into 3 days. I'm allowed to work all I want past my line requirement. Usually, I do get on at the end of the payperiod to see what extra dollars I can get on my check. I was encouraged to do that.

My prod sup said that they especially have so many people who won't pull their schedules and won't cover weekends that she'd never deny me work.

Didn't know they had ICs as well. Thought SEs like me were the only ICs MQ had.

Learned something new!
Not just AAMT, doc preference, client preference, standard of the year
Don't look inside,
We used to have one inside and one out
but now we live in a small condo, so just one...
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This has all the dictionaries if you are in doubt of a word. One of the best sources around. Also includes medical dictionaries too, though arousable is not one I would look in the medical dictionary for as it can be verified in Webster's or any of the other good dictionaries.

Hi! See inside

I think you can make more money on clinic notes as they are easier...even though you usually get less per line, you can usually pump out the lines quicker.  There was a recent discussion on the hosp/clinic board about this.  Here is the addy, but I'll add the link below too.


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See inside. sm
Decent pay but the worst accounts ever to work on!   If you have EXCELLENT ESL experience you will do okay.
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Some accounts use wav pedal, some use C-phone. You can probably rent either from them if you don't have one. You use your own computer.
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It was from Jan. 3rd.  It read:

It is so easy to convince yourself you cannot make as much money at a different company  or on a different account, or never find anything better, so you stay where you are, taking all the abuse in the world.  In management, this is called the Golden Handcuff, and they rely on it to keep the same employees, never give a raise, never give respect, and just continue to walk all over you. 

In this profession you are very mobile if you can transcribe at all.  It may take a month to get used to a new system, a new account, or whatever, but your self respect is worth it in the end.  There are a lot of companies out there that actually do appreciate employees, and it certainly does not seem to be any of the companies who are mentioned frequently on these boards.

I changed jobs about a month ago, thought I would never learn, but in a week I was making far more with a small MTSO than I ever did with a large company.  Treat yourself to a new beginning and a new year. 

Hope this helps.

see inside--sm

do a Google search for mp count, could not find it in my favorites folder. Or try mpcount.com should bring it up.
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I am saying that this horrible thing could have been prevented.  My sister woke up in the morning to her partially eaten chickens (whch are actually her pets) because the coyotes got to them.  She called feed stores and even the county to find a way to solve the problem.  Somewhere along the way someone gave her the following idea.  Her husband and some friends dug down a couple feet into the ground and put plywood straight down into the ground around the chicken coop.  This has worked 100%.

I am saying that if this was the first time her dogs had gotten out, there would've been no fault to her.  But, since this wasn't the first time she could have fixed the problem.  Worst case scenerio she could have a pen for the dogs to keep them in. 

I hesitated in even responding because I knew I would get the reaction you gave, but if this could prevent her other dog from being a victim it is worth it (or any other dog for that matter).

My heart breaks for her.