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44 female - Illinois

Posted By: me on 2005-11-18


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Illinois MT
Yes I am.
I'm assuming you are in Illinois?? No?? (nm)
Chicago, Illinois
The home of the gangsters.
sounds like Illinois
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Illinois IC tax question

I will be taking my taxes to a professional this year but am getting conflicting info as to IC status.  I work full time in house as an MT and have started working as IC for company in Florida.  Another MT told me her tax person said she does not have to claim IC work if she made under a certain $$ amount.  (I also file jointly with my husband).  What is required for my ic acct?  Would like to know what other Illinois MTs do.


IC working in Illinois
Hi, I am an IC working in Illinois.  I have someone do my taxes, since I think it is pretty complicated. The last I heard was that if you make under $600 in a year you would not have to pay taxes. But I think that is only if that is your only income and as an IC you have to pay quarterly taxes. Your tax person should be able to tell you what that is. Hope this helps. 
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It hasn't been this dry here for 130 years. Had our first t-storm in 2 months.
any info on ChartNotes PRN out of Illinois - sm

does anyone know of this company?  Do they offshore?  Has anyone ever worked for them??

Any info that someone could provide to us would be greatly appreciated.

University Illinois-Chicago!

Daughter is going great, made the Deans List for the second time in Liberal Arts & Science.... and will be a Jr this fall.


Illinois company and it appears
when I checked they still have the account and the account is up to date. Since direct deposit is an option, I figure there are some who do not realize they didn't get paid yet, since I was told everyone on that account did not get paid. Why would they keep the account if they did not get paid by the client? Tried calling the labor board and left a message for a call back. I will have to see what I can do. Thanks for your response.
worst have been female, however, BEST have been female also.nm
36 YO Female

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31 - female
62, since 1985
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and a lot of errands to run!
36 and female...

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Female..hands down !

I swear, every account I've ever worked had one problem dictator.. always female !  One REFUSED to use macros, even on normals.. and she would always make sure she made every report unique, so that we couldn't sneak away with using a macro for her.  Another one spoke a hundred miles a minute.  I remember my first day with her.  She said something several times in her reports and I went crazy trying to figure it out.... lumbar spine ??  supine ??  Turns out she was saying "skip a line" !!  


That's why I use vg for the female part.


Who is better in the Medical Transcription? Men or women medical transcriptionists. I believe it has been a debate throughout decades who is better in this industry. Regardless of Race and regardless of Age. Let the battle begin... (hey its just for fun)

State your side: Age sex Location. No names Pls. and comments. Maybe Footonmyneck, SUN, Cheeseburger, Proud to be Indian, and the entire MT Stars gang can start it up. Its better than talking about outsourcing and MQ for a change.


47-year-old female
46-year-old female. nm.

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37-year-old female been an MT since I was 19. sm
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Had no clue what an MT was back then but they started me at $7.61 an hour which was a lot more than what all my friends were making back then.

With a lot of help from spellcheck, my trusty word books and a very patient old timer sitting next to me in the dept - it all worked out.
27-year-old Female
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A 50-year-old female.
If you're a female then it's ....sm
going to be a worse adjustment than if you're male. Women have zero rights there and dogs are treated better here in the US. Would you want to have to keep your body veiled, never be able to speak against a man, have to walk behind them and have zero life? Then move there.

If you're a man then you don't have to deal with being treated like a slave but you will have to endure watching women being treated poorly.

I have a friend who went there to work as a paramedic in the early 90s because of the tax-free job stuff, but came back after 3 months because he couldn't stand watching women being treated the way they were.
27/female, one 2-year-old
29-y/o female w/2 kids
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#2 should be 82-year-old female,
#5 depends on how the client wants abbreviations (po versus p.o.) and according to BOS it is q.4h. with no space between the q. and the 4; #1 also depends on the client; I have one account that specifically states 2 spaces after periods and colons.
not all female here and 2 things...sm

You presume all MTs are *hens* = female - so #1 you are incorrect and #1....you *seem* to be living in a bubble. Do some research on Area 51....and then come back and comment some more.....and then don't forget about ALL govts and what all they do in secrecy......

AREA 51.......and all of Nevada!! 

Yes, especially if she is the alpha female, for
whatever unknown vibes dogs have, he is the alpha male to her! The head of the entire household/pack! My dogs are the same with my husband, who rarely gives them a glance. Yet they literally throw themselves at him..same thing. But, yes, she will be very happy to be with her adored alpha male.
Female Dictators
Okay, let me state up front, I know this is going to sound sexist, but I don't care.

Does anyone else cringe when they get female dictators?

In my 12+ years of transcription, I've had a handful of women dictators that I enjoyed. I miss them. We could have been sisters.

It seems like the majority of women dictators are either disorganized and full of "ahhhhhhs" or lack the basic knowledge that a human ear can only decipher words at a particular rate. And it helps if that rate is slow and steady. Instead of:

"hecomesintodayforbliganfoulainangioplarbaday ... and ... um ... he states ... um ... he is ... ahh ... feeling ... ... ... ... ... ... well. Physicalexamblooprezimafufpulbivafuweightofusy ... extremities ... um ... barkbuflowefbuckskiassplover ... um ... end of dictation."

Or maybe I'm just more forgiving to a deeper, soothing voice.

Either way, I have 2 hours of a female dictator that I HATE today, and I totally want to pull her hair.

Am I the only one?
female voices
I don't cringe, but if there is no accent and I can't understand a word it is usually with a female dictator. I have noticed this for years, too. Something about the tone I think. I've had some that are really soft talkers, and that is hard, but the overall tone for me is harder than a deeper male voice. I also have some that do rattle off standard dictation like a physical like you mentioned, and that's annoying unless I have some sort of macro made for them.

On a funny note, I've worked for two different companies who had call-in systems that would hang up on one of their female doctors in the middle of dictation because her voice would hit the exact tone of #5 on the keypad, which was to disconnect and the computer thought they had pushed it.