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A really pretty silver picture frame. Its so nice!

Posted By: OP on 2006-05-12
In Reply to: Whatcha get? - KYMT


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Got very nice letter and beautiful picture frame.
I didn't send cookies but just continued being a dependable, loyal employee.   
nope - not a pretty picture and he got ugly..LOL..nm
I love getting really nice picture frames.

My step-mom just got into gardening, so for her birthday I got her a plant encyclopedia that has a picture and description of hundreds of plants.  She loved it!  My best friend bathes in perfume, and she loves getting different scents. 

Also, Target has some games that I would absolutely love.  I think it's Monopoly, chess, or a dart board, and they are encased in really nice wood boxes.  If your sisters have families and like to play games, those would be perfect to give as a joint gift for the entire family. 

TY Hayseed. Nice picture of you and piggy. nm
He is actually pretty nice. I met him when i was 15 or 16..first concert. Have his autograph too!
You all are a pretty nice bunch of people, you know.
Donating to the kids of fellow MTs, taking the time to email people and encourage them on how to be better MTs.  I'm really touched.  This month has been pretty rough but y'all are certainly putting the reason for the season out there.  You'll never know how much one email can impact somebody's day.
I think an extra 1,000 lines is pretty nice - shame on her for not appreciating it! nm

Whatever time frame works for you. The point is
If you have to keep looking up your entries, it is not functional! LOL You're just looking up something else!

The point is to have Expanders you don't even have to think about. They just automatically flow with the text and you don't have to even think about using them.

There's no specific time frame. Just keep watching.
You obviously didn't read the post carefully. Try again in a more sober frame of mind.
It made sense to me.
Yep, handed to them on a silver platter while most of us
No, I expect nothing on a silver platter.
However, I would expect a response to a request for help to be helpful. Otherwise it is a waste of time for the OP, for other people who read here, and for you.

Based on this post and your others in this thread, I think you are the one that does not get it.
The silver lining to that statement is -(sm)
that Microsoft said it, so it's headline news. It draws the nation's attention to the problem. If one of our MT companies made that statement, even to the media, no one would notice. Companies all across the U.S. need to be given financial incentives NOT to offshore (such as fines, taxes, etc.) and incentives for keeping their paychecks in America.

Maybe national attention to the selfish practice of cutting U.S. jobs to send them offshore will help us draw attention to our own situation.
To the Geez: You just want it all served on a silver platter, don't you!.
Can't you figure out the rest by yourself? Obvious not! The rest depends on the Window system, do you get it?

And I was not talking to you!

You know what you are? Two things: One is lazy, the other starts with s and ends with d, that's you!
The silver lining about the snippy ads is it saves us
or even worse, working for them. Although they're shooting themselves in the foot, those kind of ads are doing US a favor. ;)
Sterling Silver and Niobium mainly, some gold -- mainly earrings....
but I want to get back into it, more in silver though as niobium was more of a fad, but I do like to mix the 2 for the contrast and color. That is probably what I will concentrate on, that and hand made chains (complex but I enjoy doing them a lot). If my husband made 10-15K more a year I could probably concentrate on it FT....but he is already at the cap pretty much for his job, so now IF he gets a raise its basically just cost of living. His company sucks for raises, does not give on merit, just gives everyone the same regardless of how good or bad they are at their job (service engineer for electron microscopes). Well maybe in 5-7 years when the mortgage is paid off .......
Silver Lining: I ran out of money and I'm smoke free


six days with no smokes...also, lost about ten pounds on an involuntary diet.  It's amazing what you can cut out when you're broke...

Just bought a 2006 convertible BMW - Silver. Love it. nm
I think I'm pretty bright and pretty good, too, but
I am not a CMT. I am a medical transcriptionist who enjoys her job very much (most days). I have chosen not to pursue certification simply because I cannot afford to do so. I believe the certification is a nice thing to have, but I don't believe it is necessary for employment or for excellence in my job. If you can afford it, go for it. If you can't, don't feel too bad. You can still take pride in and do a very good job without it.
How nice is this keyboard? Nice light touch?
I have a regular Microsoft ergonomic one now but I'm thinking I should probably get a replacement and use mine as a backup. 
I was nice today, and people were nice to me.
If you steer away from the nastiness, there are a few nice and encouraging posts in there. 
you see a picture of yourself and
Here is a picture
You have to scroll down a little, its 2nd to last at the bottom.

Where did U get my picture??

Getting the picture
NOW you're all getting the picture. You vote with your feet. Don't expect anybody else, especially government, to come to your rescue. I also tell anybody that I come across that asks (even if they don't, I'll still tell them) to find out where the heck their medical records are being shipped to. If doctors are getting questioned enough by various different people, maybe, just maybe, they'll get the hint.
So, just what is the whole picture on the
here is a picture...

I tried to put the picture in here but it did not work...
LOL...I can picture it
It's a bird, it's a plane, no....it's SURGICAL CLARENCE!!!!! Super hero, mender of all patients.

Thanks for the laugh.
My take on the big picture of VR
I really think the companies such as Dictaphone, have a very good sales staff, that talks a good talk to the powers that be at the hospitals, that they can save money, yada yada yada with the VR then the hospitals are justified in lowering the rate of pay for the VR ... so we are spending more time making sure these reports are correct, but getting less money for our time... WE LOSE OUT!
What is wrong with this picture?
You got $400 and I only got $25??????  I mean, WTF?????????????????
something is wrong with that picture
I was not considered level II until I did 1600 lpd (VA account) after one year.
Here is a web site and picture of

More like the picture at the very top on the right, I believe it is 26' x 36'. I know I can't afford the others and probably not the one I want either but this gives you an idea of the type of situation or setup I am talking about.:)

Did you see the latest picture of her (sm)

possibly pregnant, reading the junk magazines while going through the grocery store line?

So very, very few good or talented actors these days.  Give me Jerry Lewis or Bill Murray any day.  And actresses?  I can't even list any I like anymore besides Marily Monroe. 

you are not seeing the big picture here for american MT's
Anyone can start a board, site.

What kept me here was their true dedication to US the American medical transcriptionists. Everyone is selling is out left and right.

If we dont stand up for ourselves we will be working for 4 cents a line.

All of the insulting offshoring companies in the GLOBAL NETWORKING COMMUNITY are now LAUGHING at us.

Do you think that is funny?

I don't think it is funny.

I think we've been sold out.

We are cheap labor. Nothing to bargain for.

All of your years of knowledge now count for NOTHING.

Good luck to you in the new global network.
I'm getting the full picture now. Not...
a pretty picture is it?
Oh DO share a picture with us all

We'd all just LUV to see him and please don't disappoint everyone with the old "Sorry, I don't have one" or "I don't know how to get the pic on the computer" because we just can't take no for an answer!  We're sure you've got photos coming out of the woodwork on someone that cute but please, no substitutions with a pic of Brad Pitt all doctored up K?

We're all waiting .......................................... 

Okay. Since you asked, here's his picture.

This was taken last week. He's the guy in large picture, dead center, () and I'm over on the right  () in the smaller photo with pony tail.  Sorry, they snapped our photos so fast neither one of us had the chance to take our glasses off!  LOL!

To see our pics go to


I only see one picture of the male.....nm

What's wrong with this picture

If you have to work 3 jobs, something's gotta give.  Lifestyle change, job change, something....life's too short to spend it all working.

A True Picture
Thank you for your post! Those of you that gave me an actual response instead of insults have given me a true picture of what MT is, and it is very different from what training companies would have you believe. It seems to be more work than I am willing to put forth.

I think a lot of people don't see the big picture.

For the most part MTs either had on-the-job training or have a certificate that required a year or so of schooling.  If you only went to school for a year you probably wouldn't get getting paid anymore than what you can make as an MT.   Those of us making upwards of $35,000/year it has taken us years to get to this point.  Not necessarily because of wage increases, but because it takes a while to learn enough where you aren't looking up things constantly, takes a while to build your expander, increase typing speed, etc.  

For MTs that have benefits they don't figure that into the line rate most of the time.   For those who work at home they also don't figure in the clothes, the gas, car maintenance, etc. 

I also feel like a lot of MTs complain (and rightly so) because these companies keep coming up with platforms that are not user friendly.  If one company can have a platform that is super easy, the MT can be productive, why can't every company do that.  It just doesn't make sense to me.   If the MT is happy they are more likely to stay.  These companies who have constant turnover have to employ several people just to deal with weeding out resumes, testing, training, etc.   If they would take that $$ and put it into MT line rates and come up with a better platform they would still come out ahead.  

A lot of new MTs buy into the $40,000/year that the TV commercials claim without ever investigating it and are in for a real shock. 

There are lots of other reasons people complain.  Some people will just not be happy period, doesn't matter if doing MT or not.   

Some company, and again rightly so, that they get all the garbage reports while the good stuff gets offshored.  I do 85% ESLs and don't mind doing my share, but I don't want to do garbage all day.  If I get paid per line I need to be producing lines and if I can't do that then I'm not happy. 

I see a bigger picture there than you do - sm
I see the state of US healthcare as a whole, which is going steadily downhill. It's a complicated mess and will take a lot of scrutinizing and picking apart to have any hope of cleaning up some of its dirtier secrets. Taking surveys in various sectors of that industry (especially in MT, a sector that for the most part is totally swept under the rug and ignored) is at least a step in the right direction. Not being interested in taking a survey is a personal decision, and if you feel threatened by it, then by all means steer clear if it makes you feel better. But your all-out attack on the idea, which seems to center around a PayPal button, seems skewed somehow, and makes me think you are MORE threatened by the thought that our profession's dirty laundry just might get aired.
Isn't that picture absurd??
I don't know what they were thinking! It's so ridiculous, it's laughable.
Go to the Gab board to see a picture
that wears a shock collar. I think he looks horribly unhappy, don't you????

By the way, he "smiles" all of the time!!!!!!!!!!!
Pirates of the Caribbean!! Big picture of You Know Who! nm
Durn.. sorry for the duplicate.. still cannot see the picture.
Resign yourself to a memorable picture that you will have many
Don't tell me to wake up when you're the one who isn't seeing the big picture.
You don't even have a clue how much Canada buys from the U.S. I live right on the Canadian border. In fact, I even lived in Canada for several years. Canadians are far better for our economy than third world nations. They don't expect handouts and steal our work. They buy grain, beef, vegetables, commodities, health care, goods and services here. Canadians are good for our economy. Try taking a basic economics course before spouting off your invalid opinions.

And they can't "steal" our work anyways because their wages are the same as ours are.
Did anybody else see this poor kitty picture?

Copy and paste, you will be amazed and sad at the same time.




Thanks but where did the 850 foot bedroom come into the picture?
Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

The person/doctor dictating does not fill in or even dictate the required demographic fields.  However, I am expected to do MR# searches, patient name searches, doctor searches, prior report searches, whatever it takes, to find out this information before I can even start transcribing the reports.  It might not be so bad but I work for two very large accounts and the number of doctors I transcribe for are too numerous to count.  It's no wonder I never make my quota.  Oh, yeah, did I mention I have more mumblers than clear speaking doctors, also to add to the problem.

This is a joke.  I'm an IC and make a whopping $0.07 line.  Yippee.  Think I'l go work at Walmart.