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Better yet...write a book...

Posted By: make millions...the ultimate revenge..LOL on 2005-12-21
In Reply to: Hey, my family puts the FUN in dysFUNctional! - FUN

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we could all write a book
I've had so many funny things happen working in hospitals and doing medical transcription in hospitals and at home. I wish I had written them all down. We could all write a book! Today has been fun what with the polls and the trips down memory lane we've taken today.
Since i am QA, i could write a book on really dumb MT mistakes!!
Did ya know that tough is now spelt tuff!!? This man with flat feet, had FIVE feet ROFL. There are soo many. I would be embarresed to turn in some of the work i end up editing.
Buy if from your husband. Have him write you a receipt. Write it off completely or
depreciate it over a few years.
Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
Just make a note in your book and go on. Every book I read you can find an error
or 2. Nobody is perfect. Lucky you only paid $60. New it is $80 or more.
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
Quick Look Drug Book (book & CD/ROM)..sm..

Does anyone use both.  I'm definitely getting the CD/ROM and am debating about buying both.  I don't see any reason to have both but there could be something I don't know. 

I noticed CD/ROMs are on backorder but they're selling downloadable versions.  I can handle that.

The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Medical Word Book by Sloan, Surgical Word Book by sm
Tessier, Dorland's dictionary, BOS, and my very fave I think is now out of print but called Spellright by Rice.
yu arr sew write!
I gess yu tolt me.  I best be gittin on bak 2 the trailer.  Eye dun bin tolt awf bi a jenyus!  Yu gut me!  Tak to ye after a spell Mrs. Frank.  Buy now.  Doen't choak awn awl that venum, now, ya hear?
Why would you write someone up
gee that is very encouraging, I have been disciplined even with my current job when I was in the mentor program but not written up !!!!! That style of company is not for me, I should have listened to the posts of how they are sweet and than watch out... I'm sure a lot of people are happy with them they seem to have a lot of employees
I just had to write this....
I am now one week free from my best friend is what I like to call smoking.. This was difficult to give up and for the first time in my life I sat in a nonsmoking section at a restaurant yesterday, I can run a mile, I am alert and awake and feel good, my skin is actually looking younger.  I have attempted to quite many many times... The conclusion to this was its my body, I control my body, cigarettes do not control me, I control me, God gives us one body enjoy it, take care of it, REMEMBER ITS YOUR BODY... Sorry if this offends anyone I just needed to voice myself for I feel free for the first time in my Life....
Do you write down your (sm)

job numbers.  How do you keep record of work completed each day?

They need to write one about MTs
Synthroid 25 mg --hello? I have to change that one all the time. Or how about clonidine for anxiety? Or one of my personal faves respiratory rate 70, heart rate 16...happens all the time. Ladies give yourselves a pat on the back for fixing and "spotting" all of THEIR mistakes!
to write or not to write
I have always put on my resumes that I have the ability to transcribe foreign accented physicians and never had any comment made about it, so guess it worked for me.  The QA part, would state as you suggested, experienced in quality assurance....would look oh so pretty on the resume by all means.  Good luck.
You can write off anything you want to, you just have to
be able to document it if you get audited.  I would have DSL if I didn't need it for work and my whole family uses the internet so I can't in good faith write it off.  Even if I wouldn't have it if not needed for work I'm sure you still use it for personal use. 
Why you should write it down
The purpose to keeping a log of everything you do that is not actual transcription, i.e., is not typing to generate lines, is to show you how much time you spend not-working.

This can be a considerable amount of time. It's important to get a handle on it, though, because it goes a long way toward showing you where you can become more efficient.

Awareness of the "not-work" time -- I hesitate to call it wasted, because some of it is purposeful, even if it doesn't generate income -- is necessary if you are to control it.

Nearly everybody pops up out of the seat if it is a difficult dictator. When I code something difficult, I jump right up and find all sorts of errands to run. It's much easier to stay in the seat and stay focused if you are aware that you keep leaping up to run around.

Even taking a sip of coffee takes a few seconds. Looking away to the TV takes a split second here and there. Answering the phone takes a couple more. Pretty soon it's a whole minute, then an hour. If you have one hour a day in non-income-generating activities, if you made $10 per hour, you'd lose $10 a day, $50 a week, $200 a month, $2400 a year. Double that if you made $20 per hour.

Tax write off

Anyone know if we can write off our losses in the stock market last year.  I have no clue as I have always made money.  I sure my accountant is busy or I would call him.  Just curious, as my hubby took a big hit, should have listened to the bunionmeister.    Listen next time hubby. 

We should ALL write them &

tell them why we don't want to be members.  Seriously - although the following quote comes to mind: 

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member - Groucho Marx

Oohhh, I like that. I'm going to write that down!! Thanks!! nm
You can only write off the percentage actually used...
for work.  Who uses 40% of the space in their house???  I write off 10-15%.  You also must use that work area for work only.  Come audit time (and it eventually may happen), you will need to show a floorplan of your house and what area is for work exclusively.  If you're writing off 40% you will be in deep doo-doo. 
Proper way to write
You have it write Broke!!!
You are exactly right. Ooooh let me buy that huge TV or put a brand new Lexus in the driveway. please. Christmas is about giving not about receiving and it is not about giving presents. It is our time and our love that is needed most, especially this time of year. We do the same here. Make presents for each other, make the decorations for the tree, donate our time and our money to those who need it. Soup kitchens, Salvation Army, local homeless shelters, etc, etc. We have never "not" been able to afford going crazy on Christmas presents for our own families, but really just never wanted. Our entire family feels it is much more important to spend on those who most need our help. Kudos for you and a very merry Christmas!!!!!!
I have done both and prefer IC because I can write
everything off. You have to be very diligent about receipts and setting aside tax money though.

The only real difference in pay between the two is 7.25% for social security (self employment. You have to put aside the taxes rather than have the company pay them for you but either way, that tax money comes out of your check not the company's pocket.
Mine was before I became an MT. I used to have to write

a lot, using a lot of fine motor grip, took maybe 2 years.  Typing doesn't bother me unless I do a 12 hour day, but then with rest it is usually better.

I suggest wearing a splint/splints to bed because you may bend your wrists in your sleep and that will contribute to the problem.  Keeping them straight really helps.  My orthopod recommended 15 minute soaks - cold, hot, and then cold again.

I recommend lowering your keyboard tray if possible and putting a pillow in your lap and then the keyboard on your pillow.  This helps take a lot of the stress off.  I also find that I sit straighter with my back pressed against the back of my chair.   If that doesn't work for you put a towel, folded at least once, under your keyboard on your tray and that will help take some of the stress off also, though not as much as the pillow.  If you use a normal-sized bed pillow there is enough pillow to also rest your wrists on and to me is just more comfortable than having an edge of  the wrist pad.  I couldn't get used to a gel one.   If you are using a mouse have it on your keyboard tray where you don't have to bend your wrist as much to use it.

There are vitamins/supplements that are supposed to help  too.  I'm sorry I can't remember when they are but you can Google it. 

My last surgery was 17 years ago and I find that when I grip things, like a rake when doing yard work that my wrists hurt, but it doesn't hurt when I type, different muscles I guess.   I have lost some strength in my hand.  I was the one that always opened the jars no one else could and now I'm not able to open them.


Whatta Re-write!
Weird AL Yankovic could not have done a better re-write. ROFLOL!!!!   Priceless, just priceless.  Good job!
WRITE TO HBO to keep it on for years....*S*...nm
We change cc to mL, but how do we write cc/mL then? Is mL/mL okay? nm
If you ever write a check
you have given your banking information to everybody who sees that check. 
I would write one more letter and CC: to
the insurance commissioner and your insurance company. Write the letter to your physician's office, enclose copies showing proof of your payment of co-pays one more time.  I found whenever I had CC to the Insurance Commissioner, then people got serious about finding the correct records...
Get a tax guy now. His fee is a write-off, of which you will want as many as you can get. Things wi
You should write your own ticket on this one. U
Can I write off all my DSL charges
on taxes.  I assumed I could, but now somebody is telling me not if I use it for personal stuff that I would have to figure out how much I used it for personal, and how much I used it for work.  Of course I wouldn't have DSL if work did not require it, so why should I not be able to write off the whole cost. 
I write off everything I use for work- sm
part of the house electric -30%, heat 30%, phone (1 line is all work, and the other line I write off half as I am on the phone more for work than personal use), all my MT books, computer, printer supplies, programs, FTP services, etc. Whatever I use for work gets written off 100%. I keep receipts for everything and a log of the electric and propane costs.
I write off half my DSL
I am sure I use it more like 3/4 time for work, but half to be safe. Tax Cut, from H&R Block, goes through the deductions with you and it is simple.
Will write more to you shortly - have a lot to say (sm)
Quickly I want to say this - first, many of the rules that you are living by are self-imposed. You are extremely intelligent and eccentric and you are creating a mental cage for yourself, trapping yourself in your own mind by saying that you can't do this and can't do that. I have trapped myself in situations for years before realizing that it was within my own power to set myself free. It is for you too. Saying that you can't work for other people is inaccurate. It may be true that you do not want to work for others or do not enjoy it but it is not true that you cannot do it. Many people don't want to work for others but you may have to do it at least in the short-term while you wait for your online businesses to take off.

Also, as far as getting psychiatric help you can go to the emergency room. When you feel that you should never have been born, that is a sign that you need to go and get help. You need an antidepressant. At the very least you need some fresh air and sunshine. I will write more later.
You can write off your mileage

to get into.  As far as blocking your schedule, that's your fault, not the office's fault.  Would you charge an online company a "sit and wait" for dictation charge because you blocked your morning?  Hello?  You have to be very flexible in this business.  I have gone and there's only 1 tape to pick-up.  I really don't care to know the doctor's daily schedule because I have enough to worry about, but high-paying jobs are hard to find.  It sounds like you've made up your mind in that you don't like the driving, office, or the dictator himself, so what kind of advice are you looking for?  If you just want to know whether to charge for a pick-up that brings you home empty-handed, then no do not charge.  Why don't you talk to your overflow account and find out if this happens can you take work?  I just don't get some of you gals...  Really this allergist does not "owe you a tape" everytime you come in and I'm wondering if you are going to return reports.  If you are returning reports, then your trip was not wasted.   

P/S:  It could be worse; they could NOT PAY!!!!!  LOL  Good luck...

Frank did not write me. I am jealous.
Frank isn't as hot as Gregg but I still wish I could hear from Frank.  He isn't answering my e-mails either. 
write him a note? Can you see your mother
out of the house and just stay away from him. Seems a shame to avoid your mother too and make her pay. Good luck!!
Get a good tax guy. His fee is a write-off. He will tell you what you need to do & deductions you
better yet, write to "Ask Frank"
on QNet...I have not even seen any Q&A's posted on there since April or May and I know there are a whole slew of them...I wrote one in June...not there either..so what's up with that???
And renters can't write off at all, correct?
Yes, renters can write off percentage (sm)

of apartment/house used for work.  In the area where it reads, "rents," you can write off percentage of house used.

Brother is a tax attorney and helped me out with this.  I used to pay a fortune, but no more!  On top of that, if you are claiming under $25,000.00 they don't even check for small businesses anymore.

Just trying to help.  You sound like a tax man!  A tax man will say the same thing, you can't write off this, you can't write off that, but if you read the IRS publications there are a lot of things you can write off.  They don't want to end up in tax court, want to run through your return and get it done.  They don't care if you pay a fortune.  If you have receipts for everything what are they going to do?  The IRS is not going to bother with our piddly incomes.

You said you've CALLED ... WRITE. They
need it in writing.

If they aren't moving swift enough for you, leave!

Surely the grass is greener over in other fields! Go graze over there!!
write offs/deductions for IC's??

Just wanting some ideas on what everyone uses as deductions.  Im going to get hit hard this year and just seeing what everyone else does.


Will write grammar 100 times

Was writing fast as she just E-mailed me that she felt it was unfair that I was able to make mistakes as last week to make her feel better I told her about one stupid mistake that I had just made but she could not.  And that she would type his reports when she did during the 4 days but not send them to me until they are due and HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE PERFECT.  So I think we have come to a parting of ways.  This is worse than fighting with your husband.   Thanks for all the input.  Like I said for probably 11 hours of work she made $325. 



Please everyone write your congress people!!
The AAMT lobies washington. Dont let theirs and the nationals be the only voices they hear. The only way we are ever going to get anywhere is by pushing for the safe ID act to be passed
That is PLAIN OLD WRONG. Other MTs can write their own, just like you did. SM
Why the h*ll would you want to give your own "inventions" away? Let them DO THEIR OWN.
DO NOT WRITE IT OFF! Writing it off is too common.
Companies who do not pay are becoming more common now and believe it or not, some of these companies are well known to the MTs and many are too afraid to say anything. Follow through. I would certify a letter to the company with a return receipt and give them 5 days to get it to you and if it is not there by then, pursue small claims court being that I do not believe the labor board would be involved in this. Go to small claims court, pay the fee and have them served.
Also, if you take the write-off, when you sell your house
One is considered sale of your home and the office portion is considered sale of business property. Sometimes it isn't worth it. It can get complicated, so make sure you know what you're doing up front; good advice below to see a good accountant. Good luck.
I go back and correct it but I also write
down the incorrect spelling and put it in as a macro so it automatically corrects next time I type it if I type it wrong again. I have the usual spelled words in there such as teh, tehy, ohter, and a ton of other words that I just cannot seem to get right, especially on those days my keyboard seems to have a mind of its own.