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Defensive people make the most errors

Posted By: Laverne on 2007-07-09
In Reply to: Those who do not adapt will become extinct - you have choices - SM

I bet... if you are good you would be quiet, if you are a bad MT you will blast poor QA lady all day.

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I'm not defensive at all. I think people who call
others fools because they can't appreciate humor or don't like their views are the people who are missing the point and can't see anything but their sorry situation. When you sit in judgement of others from your high horse of course you can't find humor or anything else.  Really get over yourself or crawl back into your imagination where you are queen. 
This post made you defensive, just like those e-mail nastygrams make us feel.
If you make a lot of errors, I guess
My QA score is good but I suppose if it weren't I'd expect a less pay, not sure depends on lots of factors here.
so many people was wishy-washy nowadays...love to see people make
a stand for what they believe in...

it is kind of wierd those statements have to be made in the first place but guess we are an ever-transitioning country and are still young. so many different beliefs yet not much tolerance.

I found your post respectful, and right on as to how you feel. it does not seem that difficult to sift through to read and respond to messages someone might not care for...
i don't know why people make fun of mq and ceo(s) of mq. they are trying so hard

it takes TIME to award these prizes and to figure out pay increases.  They have priorities you know.  They are fighting lawsuits, figuring out bonuses for management and trying to save their own jobs or at least accumulate some cash in an offshore bank before going to jail or getting fired for running a scam operation bilking the shareholders, clients and MTs. 

Just be patient.  In a year or so Frank will come through (or at least his replacement) as to who won the Hawaii trip.


I'm with you ... people can make their own choices. nm
No need to laugh. Many people make that and much more. I do. nm
Some of us are IT people who make more money
doing MT. I've found that I know more about computers than the so-called IT people working for MT services. However, I would never recommend PC Doctor. AVG Free is the best free antivirus software out there. And you're not an id-iot. It's also tough to know which programs will cause a software conflict until you actually try them. Hope things go better for you.
I am not worried about what other people make... sm
What bothers me is that people post about how there wages are so low, their income is low, and it discourages the new people in the field before they get a chance to see for themselves what they can or cannot do.  I just really do not see how people can not type more than 75-100 lines an hour if they are really working their job.  I consistently type 350-400 lines an hour for 6 hours a day.  That averages me to $35-40 an hour - which is way over minimum wage.
I have seen editors/QA people act put-upon because we make mistakes.
That's their JOB to correct mistakes.  And while we are working on production and a QA/Editor has time to listen to something over and over, they act like we should have gotten this and why was it sent to QA blah, blah.  Editors forget the sole purpose of their job is to fix the report and move on.  Some of them have to lord it over you with comments that are totally unnecessary.  Just give me the answer and I certainly don't need a speech or reprimand with the answer.  You do your job and I'll do mine.  I don't lecture you, don't lecture me.
Just make a "mean people" forum nm
KD, are you on crack - very few people make $50,000/year - sm
I make about $58,000, but I work my butt off doing it, have 18 years experience. You sound like a Sally Struthers ad when you make a comment like that! Next thing you know, you will be telling this woman that she can breastfeed her child while she is transcribing and have another one sitting on her lap!!

I do love this job, but I tell people to expect to make at least $25,000-$30,000/year.
Geez, you people make it sound like
"my family" has a bunch of incestuous perverts running around.  Give it a break!  My kids never even started it, the other kids at school did.  ALL boys think it's funny to overexaggerate when they get hit in the privates.  It's not like they're walking around playing doctor or anything.  It's the rolling around on the ground, Oh! my privates! that they think is funny.  As if your sons, brothers, or whoever is going to tell you about it anyway.  You're overthinking it and turning it into something it's not.  I did say I do not tolerate it or find it funny.  I am a darn good parent and I don't trash talk my kids' teachers either.  I've never pulled them out of classes or switched schools.  So please, spare ME the lectures and get out of your little glass houses.
You people make me laugh.Half say they sm
betrayed their families by making pretend they weren't gay, but they were MADE to have families becuase you condem them for being together. So let me see if I get this straight-don't pretend you are straight and don't be gay. What is that called? Oh yeah, SICK. If people left each other alone to be what they were born to be we wouldn't have families betrayed to begin with. Get it????? Think hard.
some people need to make themselves sound important
Obviously this person who considers MT a "profession" is in denial and has low, if any, expectations for herself.
You can't make people up this late in the game!
Power can make people crazy.
She sounds like a manager who caused me to leave my last job. She also was terrible at details too, but what a mess she turned out to be, starting all the rumors. Ridiculous.
what do the middle people make per line?
I may be negotiating a contract directly with a radiology business, but I"ve only done independent contractor work up until now.  I'd like to enter into negotiations seeming like I know my way around the block:  what do companies (who hire transcriptionists) tend to make per line?  How would I find that out?
Who ARE these people who make this stuff up every year charge $ for it??
I could make one up every year myself.  Why do they think they are an authority.  I have never understood this, and will never buy another one.  I bought one in my life for $75.  What a waste of money to read someone's "made up rules for this year."
But really. To make this work, don't you have to intrude upon people's lives and SM

make a horrible pest of yourself? Honestly? My riding instructor, who is one of the dearest friends I've ever had, gets into these schemes. His latest was Tahitian Noni juice.

He had some remarkable results with it on a horse that was just a juvenile delinquent - she reared in crossties, acted up at shows when she wasn't in the arena, she was just a PMSing witch.

So I was impressed. I went to a meeting with him. Come to find out, they don't actually want you to buy the Noni juice - they want you to recruit other people to recruit other people. Biggest mess of flim-flam I've ever seen.


the people who really make BIG BUCKS are business owners
especially when they go into...say- window washing or something right away, instead of into debt. In general, I'm for college - plan to push my kids to get their master's right away as that seems entry level nowadays - but where I made really good money was owning my own service. Make(made) more as an MTSO than I ever will as a nurse-practitioner.
But just because people are not willing to financially help doesn't make them any less helpful th
Questions like the one quoted SHOULD make people angry.
There's a difference between needing help with something difficult, and asking a question that NOBODY who is working as an MT should have to ask. If you can't figure that word out or find the answer yourself, you shouldn't be working as an MT. Period.
I really admire people that can make that kind of money
but knowing the hours she must work, and the days she must put in (probably all week plus the weekend), that's just not for me. Money isn't everything and I'd rather make my $40,000 and have my weekends free and work my 8 hours, five days a week and be done. Again, this is just me. Now if I could make that money working normal hours, I'd be happy. (I can dream can't I?)
Not defensive, trying to help you. LOL
I just read it and if it doesn't apply to me I keep moving right on!

It doesn't sound like you are able to even discuss it without posturing a bit.

Relax. If you're not doing anything wrong, why be upset?!
lol A little defensive, are we?! lol
your post sounded as if you were encouraging parents to use allowances to their kids as a tax scam. It DOES read that way.

Anyway, what's up with your comment about you not having kids, parents not paying taxes, and expecting others to pay for their education? ROFL

It doesn't sound like you have a great retirement, Patti. It sounds like you are very bitter and if it rains you risk drowning with that nose so high in the air!

It should be pointed out to you that those having children are the reason the country continues -- if everyone were like you about having children, this country would dry up and blow away! LOL

Great retirement? LOL Yeah, I just bet you do!!

Awfully defensive...
for someone who feels so great about what she did, aren't you?! just me is correct in her statement of what comes around goes around. You should keep a watchful eye behind you...cuz it'll happen to you some day too!
And YOU are a tad too defensive
Where there's smoke...

Well, you know the rest of that expression if you're American, right?

People are jealous, I think, so they make snide and disparaging comments.
SOMETIMES, tho, you get these same people coming back asking you how to get trained, how to find jobs like this. It's a weird situation.
It's amazing we let people operate on us who cannot put two words together to make a sentence.
Why are you defensive? No one called your name
and again, there are plenty here who state they want to stay at home with their children, not loving this profession but way to hold kindergarten while you work, I guess. You are a newbie, you stated, so you really have no idea basically of how this profession has progressed over the years. It has not gone up, rather down.
don't worry about frantic people who try to make a point by calling names.
They are immediate losers when it comes down to winning any sort of valid logical argument and you can see this person is a LOSER because they did not mention any companies to support their argument and instead lashed out at you. HOW SMART IS THAT?
Yes, write some letters to the Dell people....if you make some noise you will get your refund.
and mail/fax whatever-- get their attention....don't be outright nasty but you can get pissy a little. It will work and you will get your money back.
The people proofing are human. Humans make mistakes daily.
your defensive posts of this admin = the most..
Not defensive at all, but if you read the post,
:negative reinforcement:, to me that reads abuse. I just want to make it very clear I have never abuse any of my pets. That's all. I am not trying to be defensive at all and apologize if that is the way it was taken.
Two errors per page is a LOT of errors! nm
your post sounds kind of defensive and gay.
get over it.
ridiculous blanket statement about defensive
so not true - where DO you get your information from that defensive people make lots of errors....hmmmm?  Are you one of those  psychobabble psychologists?   
you sound just as bitter and defensive, so we're square. nm
Your response sounded angry, defensive and judgmental
you gave for "walking away from the rat race." I don't buy it. I've had tough times in my life too, probably as tough as yours. It's your choice. You can either work harder and refuse to accept crap for yourself or you can get angry and bitter, which is what you've apparently done. If you're talking about turning in soda bottles for deposits, people are naturally going to deduct from that that you are or have been poor. You said it, I didn't. So if you choose to "give up," that's up to you. I chose to make something of myself nomatter what or how long it took. Read Plato's "The Republic." It's the difference between Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Thank GAWD no one has to deal with you personally..you are rude, inconsiderate, unpolite, defensive
Geesh lady!!
if you live among trashy people, low income people, people w/o goals or direction,
content to just get by, you by default become a part of a group. "people" have decided to group trailer people as trash. that is because there are enough people in that group to earn the title and even if you aren't trash, you are categorized by others. did i think i was trash in lower class neighborhood surrounded by people who drank and fought all weekend? no but i knew i wasn't staying and did not try to pretend that all the fools in the neighborhood were just nice folks who ended up where they were because high horse snobs deemed their neighborhood low class. people for the most part live exactly where they belong because they don't want to educate themselves, they don't mind "trash" around them and they don't want to be bothered trying just a bit hard to extract themselves from that world. they justify everything to themselves i guess saying everyone who doesn't like their lifestyle is a snob and the comedians (Jeff Foxworthy/Chris Rock, etc) who make fun of them are just ill-informed.

As for me, I fought hard to get out and don't even want to look back. It amazes me people stay for generations.
Ya still got errors
Keep trying, you are almost there!
if you had that many errors

then something was wrong from the get go.

>>>It sounded good because I thought it would be less wear and tear on my hands. I type already all day on a FT regular job. I never had a report that didn't need massive changing and it just didn't take long to see that I was getting the proverbial screw.

Like I many times before:  [1] have the correct sound card; [2] have the correct microphone (the one that comes with the product is probably not good enough); [3] have VR analyze as many documents as you have available (I have more than 500 MB); [4] add words and phrases to the Word List (decreases errors in the long run); [5] do not dictate like you talk to someone ... you need to ar-ti-cu-late correctly; [6] take the time to correct errors when they occur or at the end of the day. But, if you see an error and change it manually, the program is not going to learn; [7] You cannot use VR for all dictators, but you can for all good dictators. I would not use it for the nightmares from hell, unless they are so repetitive you know what they are going to say as soon as they start to say it.

These are the most critical factors involved with using SR (speech recognition) software. If you eliminate or skip over any ONE of these items, you're going to reduce accuracy.

I've been averaging 99.5% (one to two errors per page) for a long time. It think it's obvious I'm doing something right.

There's nothing more I can say. 

Aunt Bea -- no question is a dumb question. I personally correct errors as soon as I see them. I always have the fear that my spellchecker will not pick them up -- for instance if the error was "too" instead of "to" your spellchecker would not catch it. I leave nothing to chance. Hope this helps.
.25 for typos, commas that don't affect the sentence
2.0 for missed medical terms
2.0 for incorrect use of a medical or nonmedical term
0 for leaving out a significant part of a sentence or replacing anything in a sentence that is not said.
when in doubt - leave a blank

Is it typical for a co. to deduct for errors?  I have had some, but nothing that is overly noticable.


Do you find that it irritates you probably more than it should to see errors in the newspaper, etc.?  I mean, something that will be read by so many people should be proofread to perfection, don't you think?  They seem to just jump out at me and I know I'm more critical since I am an MT.  How about you?


No, I don't think it is about errors....sm
work is sent to other countries because it is cheaper.
I have a question.  Ok say I want to go in to my system tools and do a scan to check for errors and if any fix them.  Well I thought this should be in my system tools section.  It was with my old computer.  On this one which is Windows XP it has disk scan cleanup or something like that to get rid of unnecessary files.  Well what about scanning for errors.  I don't see that option.  Maybe I am missing something?