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Dial up works, but you lose lots of $. sm

Posted By: omt on 2005-09-24
In Reply to: Are you trying to say you work on DocQScribe on dial-up???? - When they DEMANDED I get DSL?

Dial up works, but it is sooooooooo slow.  I originally had cable hookup that would shut down all of a sudden for days. Tech support was from India and one guy asked me how I liked the snow and it was mid-June. Then I went "wireless" and that would shut down all the time.  The "wireless" company offered me free dialup as a backup. I lost tons of money because the stupid dialup was so slow. 

I finally went to Verizon DSL.  Have not had a problem.

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And quick way to lose your job.
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ironic.... it's lose
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You are not stupid, so lose that thought! Your
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I suspect that with the name change they will also lose a lot
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also the wedding planner.
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Good luck to you, but really none of those plans work unless you change your lifestyle.

But wouldn't you lose weight anyway if you
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You can set up IT to work like SH, but then you lose some of the features. (sm)
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Choosing from a list isn't as bad as it sounds, because you can use the same abbreviation for more than one thing, which is nice. It also has a "finish it for me" feature where you start to type something and it will suggest the rest of the sentence or whatever, and just hitting a key will type it in for you!

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Tried it and I didn't lose report. Just have to
remember to take it off headset. 
So: it's ok for MTs to lose time/$ on researching,
Sounds akin to a DOUBLE STANDARD to me.

Even if we're both paid the same way, it seems that since you merely have to LISTEN, then fill in a few words, even if you have to look them up, you haven't spent NEARLY as much time per report as those of us who actually had to PRODUCE them. You're only researching the blanks that you're not sure of. We have usually researched several other terms in the report that we found the answer to, and are then correctly typed. You don't have to do a thing about those. So how can you be supposedly losing more than we do every time you have to take your foot off the pedal to fill in blank? We have to do the same thing, only more often.

The only way you could be losing more money than we are is that you probably make more to begin with.
they would probably lose the list of names. LOL nm
And editing 100% VR, we wil quickly lose

Yup, they're about to lose my business. NM