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Apparently are husbands and kids are supposed to be lower on the totem pole...

Posted By: QALady on 2007-05-07
In Reply to: Well, you could - Janet

than our jobs?!?!?!  Geez!  You are probably single with no kids or no kids at home anymore and no hubbie either!  Or you're Burned Out's boss and you are not so subtly letting her know how you feel about vacations.  This isn't a third-world sweat shop, ya know.  We all deserve time off!

How dare you try to make the original poster feel guilty for wanting to take a vacation!  Don't you think women have enough pressure guilt from society what with the guilt we feel for having to work and send our kids to daycare or the feelings of inadequacy career women give stay-at-home, full-time moms because they've chosen to raise kids instead of chase dollar signs and career?!?!?

We should be supporting each other, not tearing each other down! 

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I consider 6 cpl the bottom of the totem pole...nm
You say you're at the bottom of the totem pole
and that you're fine with it. Well, you are getting treated the way you have taught them to treat you! Either voice your feelings to them or put up with it. The old reap what you sow proverb. As Dr. Phil would say, we teach others how to treat us. So teach them to honor you, if its not too late. Otherwise, try to learn from your mistakes and focus on the young one.
Does it take husbands and kids? LOL

supposed to be, after people lose their jobs, they are forced to take part-time, lower-paying jobs..
with little to no benefits. service jobs. where are you going to work in a few years, when Medical Transcription is replaced by technology? McDonald's, Walmart? you really going to like that?
Does your program change lower case to upper? If so, type all in lower and
it will change the ones it is supposed to.
I wouldn't lower my rates. Should I request a lower CPL from my employer
because I use a ton of normals, templates and such to increase my line count?
Pole of the right kidney
Now you are in the ballpark!! Go back and listen yet again.
How many of you have given your company a christmas gift? (new pole)
Curious to see this answer.
Pole (North): Have U finished ur Christmas shopping?
I'll start: NO!
What do your husbands do?
old supervisor put her ex-husbands
with on a rad account because "she was in nursing school" and had learned the terminology by process of "osmosis"
That's more than my folks did, or my husbands.

I think that you thinking you "put yourself through college" when your parents were paying your tuition and rent kind of says this is the pot calling the kettle black. 


husbands suck
it sounds to me like you have a husband problem not a transcription problem. my first husband was like that too, his days off were his, I took care of all of everything else 7 days a week. Am divorced now and much happier, as I am not dealing with that pig anymore. My work is going great, I make $35 to $40 per hr, put in 6 hours a day and support myself and kids well. Think about dumping him, he sounds like a jerk. Don't give up! Your speed will increase, and as far as looking up every out of state school, employer, etc. DON"T DO IT. they will learn to spell them if there is a blank every time.

That is funny and how many of our husbands have asked
Stepford husbands, maybe? Sign me up!!!
And mom isn't doing such a hot job of picking husbands, either. THAT should be addressed. nm
Clients are like husbands - sometimes ya gotta train em
Do little kids like caramel? My big kids won't even eat it! We make the basic Baker's chocolat
I never said you shouldn't have kids! Feeling guilty? I asked WHY you had kids.
You clearly stated in your post that you ship the kids off to camp all day, and they're TIRED AT NIGHT!!  You know exactly what you said.  You said it as a PERK - AS IN GREAT! They're gone all day, it wears them out, and so I shovel dinner in their mouths and off to bed!  You can try to paint it any way you want, but YOU SAID IT.  Again, I only hope your kids never hear you speak that way or write that way. Shame on you.  Why have kids at all?  Just another parent who has them, gets rid of them for day AND night, BRAGS ABOUT IT, and then calls ME wicked!  Give me a break!  Camp is fine - its WHAT YOU SAID AND YOU KNOW IT.  Your own words showed your heart. Period.
Upper case is lower, lower case is upper. Using InstaText. Anyone know how to fix this?

Aargh.  It happened all day yesterday.  When I brought in text that was all caps


and had lower case on keyboard (as always do), it reverses keyboard commands.  This is driving me c-r-a-z-y.

Kids are demanding and so is MT work. My question is how CAN you do this with kids, rather than how
When you have two young kids, 11 months apart, (like I stated they are now 4 and 5) and have been doing this since they were born with no help from their father and no family around, YES, the kids get neglected. Part time might work but living on one salary, part time, is not an option. How can you possible tell me that anyone with two young kids can stay at home and work a full-time, 8-hour shift, and still give their kids the attention they NEED. I dont care how good you are at multitasking and how great your organizational skills are. It is a very difficult thing to do. And I am offended by your post making it sound as if it is easy to do.

I do agree that it can depend on how well your kids behave and how well they are able to play on their own. But my kids were not able to play well on their own. They needed constant attention.

So please take the time to realize that there are people out there in different situations than your own.

Reading our posts should help you to understand that everyone has a different situation. I believe everyone should have the right to shares their experiences as it might benefit the original poster in her questions and concerns.

I dont think anyone should be bashed for taking the time out to write about their experiences. I dont usually come on here to argue but you really ticked me off with your post. And try reading the post correctly. I said next time around I would have put them in day care. What I DID do with them was set them up to an activity like art or put on a movie for them. Geez.
Stayed "because of the kids?" I say "leave because of the kids"
You're in no position to buy right now. Keep saving, keep paying down your bills, and for heaven's sake get rid of that dead weight of a BF you're living with. You can do better.
So, should I return the $75 (x2 kids) in music cards I got the kids for x-mas...sm
My son has been telling me about free music sites and I was very leary.  How do they skirt the law Radguy?
I don't have kids, but my Mom was from the "old school," and still had everyone, kids inclu

call her by her first name.  The little neighbor girl next door from the time she could speak called her Aggie (my mom's first name), and they were great buddies until the day my mom pased away. 

I don't think there really is much in a name, but more in the respect you are given and the way you are treated.   Personally, I kind of cringe inside when someone calls me Ms. Anything or God forbid, "maam" (makes me feel like Methuselah!) ... I'm always just plain Merrie.  :-)

But, as someone pointed out, to each his own.  If you want to be addressed a certain way, you have that right, and people should respect that.  I'm glad you corrected the child ... hope it "sticks."    

Please do not simply give up, kids or no kids!
Talk with a professional. This can be worked through if he really puts forth the effort and you participate. The right counseling can truly make your marriage even better than it was before, if BOTH parties are willing to be honest. Give it a try. Nothing to lose at this point and everything to gain!
Apparently not
I am personally becoming very sick of it. I think I am done with this company. I have had it to say the least.
the "brain" part is still working, if that is all  he can think about.  Men are a trip.
I apparently I still have my job.

I just came inside from doing chores, settled down to my machine here to do another day's work, and have 2 instant messages sitting here from my bosses saying they got my e-mail, know I'm tired, but put 'stats' in my cue that needs to be done up right away.

Either it's a cruel joke or the company really is testing me to see exactly what my breaking point is. 

I appreciate the advice and the ears.  Thank you for lending me them. 

Apparently not.
Apparently they are (sm)
Any teacher/counselor/whatever who would tell a student that work "used" to be done offshore and makes it sound as if outsourcing is a thing of the past is either deliberately lying to that student or is sadly misinformed.

The part about the quality being so poor that it has to be edited before being returned to the client is accurate, but that hasn't stopped anything.

There are, of course, some jobs that have been brought back to the U.S. but unfortunately, U.S. MTs are now being asked -- make that EXPECTED to work for the same low wages as offshore MTs.

Between outsourcing and VR, I couldn't in good conscience suggest that anybody embark on a career as an MT at this point in time. There was a time when this seemed like a solid career choice - but that time has passed.

Anyone who is considering signing up for an expensive course needs to decide who to believe - someone who's been there and has 0 to gain financially from them...or someone who wants their money.
an MT who may or may not be Indian...REALLY defensive if you read the entire thread when just a simple question was asked.

Yep, WAY too defensive and won't let it drop. I'd just laugh and say 'no' if someone asked me if I were in India. This one's practically frothing at the mouth which is kinda weird.
Apparently so!

Having been accused of being blunt, insensitive, racist, etc,  I thought I got where she was coming from.  And frankly, I don't remember seeing an LOL in her posts, though I admit to not having read all of them.   I just think it's silly to slam somebody, then add the LOL.  It's like taking a swing at someone, then saying "No hard feelings?"

Live and learn.  I've added to the list of posters whose posts I no longer open (it now numbers 2.)  Actually, it's kind of fun to read responses to someone's posts without having read the original, and having to guess at the content from the reactions. 

Apparently so, since there was no name for that post...my, my...
you certainly are one touchy little thing, eh?  I wasn't meaning to reply to you, as obviously you already have all the answers. 
apparently, WE are the stronger sex

Although I do not watch Survivor, from what you describe, the women were stronger than the men, correct?

Face it, women are way stronger than men. Why do ya think we have the babies? Cause the pregnancy alone would KILL a man!

 I love men, though, weakness and all! (Please, I am just kidding, ok!)

Apparently my vision is gone after

looking at a computer monitor all day.  There is supposed to be a MQ board with a link to the left???  Would someone have mercy on me and tell me if they see it because I sure don't see it.  Thanks!

Why is the MT's fault? Apparently he
is being allowed to do that by his supervisor.

It isn't any MT's fault -- given opportunity, then those who really want the money will make it.

I know that for myself I work my schedule. I do work extra quite a bit of the time -- at the request of my supervisor. They ask me specifically to work more.

Surely, you are not suggestion that I say, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I just can't work any extra. You see, MT Mary Poppins will get huffy because she will think I'm stealing her lines and then I will be called a greedy MT so I should forfeit money to be made for myself because of how SHE feels." ???

If you TRULY think that is reasonable, you are going to be miserable as long as you are in this job.

If I am asked to do more, I will do it as long as I am working in this business. It's NOT unfair to anyone. It is my opportunity to make money. Nothing is unfair about that.

Apparently, they are doing away with that. see link
Apparently. I have some I have had to divide
Even though this apparently is not the same company that SM

the original poster works for, I recognize my own company in this post, and I agree with what you are saying. Because of something that happened with my primary account a couple of years ago, I also have looked at others but have found no better offer than the deal I have with this company - have even tried out a few.  I now know that I need to concentrate on the job I have, rather than looking for another one.  I can make my own production somewhat better, as you have, just by my attitude and just dealing with things on a day to day, or, rather, report by report basis and just rolling with the punches.  It's the overall picture that counts. 

Thanks for your post. I enjoyed reading it, especially after the last few months when there had been a few negative threads, if you remember.  :)

Apparently some do, we all have jobs!
Apparently he doesn't
1. Nothing.
2. Nothing else.
apparently not too bright the guy is. He is
also cheap. Making someone drive 5 hours is a tad cheap. He should invested in a flight if you live anywhere near an airport or a train. If you are as old as you say, he certainly was not doing you a favor :) (I am only playing with you). Maybe he was hoping you would keel over on the way.

In all seriousness though, someone like this, his personality will come out in court to be just like he is...a/k/a Archie Bunker though it is my guess that Archie might have been a tad more loveable.

Go get him!
For the network either, apparently.
BTW, I think it sucks that he left his wife and poor little ill baby for his new co-star. Glad it was canceled!!!
Apparently you did not read everything
They are still there. read well into the posting about what's for dinner, and I mean all of it. It is pretty sad when someone has to criticise what someone else is having for dinner and make rude comments about it. Read also down further to the posting about what they perceived to be a low paying job and read what some of the posters have to say about hiring MTs that have children and how unprofessional they are. It is enough to make your blood boil and I agree with the above poster. Negativity breeds negativity. People get defensive when they are being criticised and lash back with words. Just read all of the below carefully, and you will see what you missed.
you need therapy apparently
So you are telling me you don't think I have a great deal of experience because I've done this for 18 years???? I honestly don't know why I am stooping to your level but your nastiness is not warranted on here. How dare you and you know what YES, I have done this for 18 years so that pretty much does MAKE ME AN AUTHORITY!! I would go toe to toe with you ANYDAY! Now get off your soapbox and go harrass some other innocent person. You are exactly the kind of person a supervisor hates to have in their pool of transcriptionists and you are probably mad at me because I am an Editor and you can't cut the mustard as one. I would say you have a bad attitude because some editor at your job probably picks on your work daily. I see US MTs every day who don't even know how to spell English words much less medical ones. So just get off the nurse thing, nobody said she was going to work for your company or taking your job so just get over it. I also never said anywhere in any of my posts that she had the qualifications, I just asked a question......
Apparently, I cannot spell either...lol. NM
Apparently you don't understand what I was saying
there is a big difference between constructive and riding someone. If you sent one IM right behind another behind another to where a Transcriptionist is totally unable to work, that hinders on harassment and it is not allowed in any work place. I love my job and I do get feedback but it is not in a way that weights me down, emails, never onslaught of IMs. One transcriptionist got an apology from the QA person who rode them and even a letter from the manager of the company saying this would not happen anymore and taking immediate action to correct what had been going on. by the way, my QA has never fallen below 98-99. You have just picked something up and ran with it thinking against all QA. Know what you speak of before you speak.
Apparently you donít understand too well
never called you a crack head, says it sounds the same, there is a difference, sounds like, same as, understand? I am glad people find you inspiring if they want to look at someone losing everything because just couldnít make a go of it, like I said and will say again sounds like the praise I hear when someone getting off crack, oh well I just screwed up my life and my kids but now I am in recovery so give me a big round of applause and kudos because I am starting over. Your post said you got so down you lost everything and I said I just do not understand how people call that a survivor??? What did you survive? I just think you do what you have to do and unless you are laid up in bed unable to move or get around, then you work and make a living for your family and do not let things stop you in maintaining a home. I just donít see making a hero out of people who lose homes, jobs, etc by their own hands.
You apparently are not aware of

in this business for 25 years.  Used to be able to charge higher rates, but partly because of offshoring, that is no longer possible.  Raise your rates, and the work will be sent offshore instead.  I see a lot of MTs on this board proclaiming what how much they should get and how much the MTSO should charge, but reality is different.  My accounts are all 14 and 15 cpl.  I pay my MTs 10, 11 and 12 cpl depending on the account. 

Even a hospital MT supervisor told me that their MT department was getting 18 cpl for their MTs to do clinic work for the doctors at the hospital and the doctors decided they didn't want to pay that much and went with a cheaper company rather than paying 18 cpl.

What you say sounds good; but it's not reality.

apparently you've
most of what this person spoke of made little to no sense - i've lost more than one job to outsourcing and it's not a nice thing to have happen to you. I still do not have any idea what this person is talking about - HIPPA??? what???? if someone could explain it to me in English then I would gladly and respectfully reply. Otherwise, I stand by my first post. Call me mean-spirited or whatever you want - but someone from India trying to correct an American problem - that's a joke. Perhaps they should run for President and "fix" everything. But then Americans would have nothing to complain about.
Apparently it is, who knew?

Hi ya!

Haven't been on the board in a few days.

Yes, my friend in CA says that she heard Brooklyn was the new destination to go to according to "Budget Travel" and I have actually ran across tourists looking at maps in the streets of Brooklyn. New York Magazine now lists restaurants in Brooklyn along with the usual ones in Manhattan. I wish it hadn't caught up, real estate for one is out of control here.