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Posted By: norm these days. on 2005-09-20
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Well, as for me, I always feel flattered....sm
When people ask me, usually on the phone, if I'm black or Hispanic. I just take it as a compliment to having speech full of grab-bag eclecticism and barnyard dadaism with plenty of good African American vernacular, which I love. I also speak Spanish, though not as well as I did years ago. Use it or lose it.....
I think most MTx are highly

their jobs.  I really believe to be a good MT, you have to be very smart.  We don't get the recognition we deserve!.


I would highly doubt that considering
you had been "riding" your horse all day. That stench will carry for awhile!
Highly recommend M-TEC!!
I had job offers right out of school with a number of companies. Their training was right on. The support you get from them is terrific. I have also personally met both Kathy and Susan who, in addition to being great instructors, are also very nice ladies! Go for it and be prepared to work hard! :-)
I highly recommend
you quit leaching and GET YOUR OWN ACCOUNTS, this way you'll get what you feel you're worth, okay?  I know you expect this and expect that, and there are posters here who think what you're asking for is totally within line and shame on ANY MTSOs who won't accommodate YOU!  To that end I say, E-MAIL THEM and fill out a job application, and have THEM pay you the executive wages you expect.  Yeah, like they're really going to.  Gheesh!  And don't worry, I wouldn't hire you on a bet.  I'm looking to and intend to make money, not lose it on a SC who's got delusions of grandeur!
I highly recommend WW

I do WW on line and love it. However, some people really need the meeting support to stay on track. I lost all my weight on line, about 40 pounds, with the last 10 by joining local meetings for three months just so I could achieve "Lifetime Status", which I did. You never have to pay for any meetings after reaching your goal/Lifetime unless you go over your goal by 2# and you must weigh-in at least once a month. By achieving lifetime, you get a discount for your on-line subscription/E-tools. E-tools and the support of the forums keeps me on track and accountable so far. I have maintained for a couple months now after achieving my goal.

I don't see it as a "diet" either. It a change of lifestyle. I eat differently and do not plan to go back to my unhealthy eating style. You can eat anything you want too as long as you plan for it and/or account for it in your weekly points. Believe me, I feel if you have the desire and stick to the program, WW can work! :) My cholesterol levels are all WNL for the first time in many, many years too. :D

Best wishes.

You think? Highly doubt it.
These people are getting promoted. LOL
I, of course, was being highly sarcastic.
Wow. No sense of humor? Seems this place can do that to some.

Cheers, luv, cheers.
Yah it proves how HIGHLY intelligent she is.
was for adults? You go girl? What are you 17? Sounds like something my daughter says.
For you happy highly productive MQ MTs

 Help those of us who are struggling by giving us some pointers on what you are doing to be so successful and happy.  I am very discouraged.  I do not want to have to start over with a new company.  I have 15 years experience, 8 of those with MQ.  Since DQS, I cannot get quota.  Never had a problem before, so I am not understanding. 

Please give me any suggestions that might increase my productivity.  And before all the comments of "stay off the board" begin - I am not working today.  I do have some self discipline.




I highly doubt that is the reason.
I mean, how many people truly observe that holiday and think I need to get all the work done that I can now because it is Veteran's day in 2 days. It's not like there is a Veteran's day meal like Thanksgiving or presents like Thanksgiving.
Of course she didn't. I highly doubt
Some people just can't stand for this board to be quiet, so they either post a dumb POLL question or some other nonsense.  Now they've resorted to posting outright lies. This is totally absurd. I guess the next post will be that they are letting inmates process checks for banks at night...or work at day care centers. Sheesh!  The people on this board never cease to amaze me.
I understand what you are saying, but this is a highly skilled sm
field, not "washing dishes" or even "working at Wallyworld." Yes, there is VR and other things out there making this our jobs easier and in very rare cases, null and void, but this industry STILL requires skilled MTs who will pick up what VR and computers just cannot do.

I do VR on a regular basis and there are so many gross errors it isn't even funny. I would say 50% of any given document contains error that would be a detriment to direct patient care.

I received a newsletter recently from my company that stated this industry is growing and that the industry is having a very difficult time finding experienced, good MTs to do all of the work given to any given company. That, to me, was very, very positive in the way of where our jobs will be in 10 years.

I don't see in 10 years VR or foreigners taking our jobs. In 30 to 50, maybe, but not anytime soon.

So, a company offering 7 cpl to an experienced MT is a disgrace (especially if they take it). On new grads, I think 4 cpl is just fine because I also taught MT at a local college and there was no way that any of my students (graduates) could do this from home without a mentor/QA, etc., full-time for at least a year until they could be on their own. They would make way too many mistakes.
It's a sad day when a highly educated doctor can't

I'm talking epistaxis here, ok...not that hard of a word.  She won't even put forth the effort to pronounce words correctly, especially medications, which in my opinion is downright dangerous.  I wouldn't want her for my doctor...way to dangerous of a dictator.  BTW, I never, ever guess on a medication, even if I am confident about what she MEANS to say...so always end up sending hers to proofing...okay, I'll get off my  now...good day all!!!

I use IT. I highly recommend you have it installed.
date element in Meditech is F6, I think. Press F keys all the way. Then, try alt and the F keys all the way down and then control and F keys to see what their functions are. You can jot them down on paper and make it into a toolbar by taping it to the keyboard. Now that I think of it, if you have a Help Desk, they may have a copy of the F key functions to send you.

And also, you will need a speed typing engine which will be well worth the money.
25+ years ago, I'd have recommended it highly - sm
-- as it was recommended to me. It was an excellent fit for about 10-12 years, but then when managed healthcare came on scene, it not only ruined medical care as we once knew it, but also our livelihoods. Wish I'd followed my OTHER friend's advice, and become a court reporter. She's still working, still not outsourced to India, and she makes good money -- working about 3-4 days a week. Put her kids through college, etc.

Woulda', coulda', SHOULDA!
I highly doubt it. Not these days.
Caffeine is also highly addictive

I love the stuff!!!!   Caffeine doesn't necessarily make you feel better, though, it just makes you feel less bad.  That's something I read somewhere that always struck a chord with me.  I'm not fit to speak to until I've had at least a hit of caffeine in the morning and don't even start on the headaches I'll get if for some reason I go a day or two without it. 

Do you take vitamins on a regular basis?  Despite the so called research that says that vitamins don't really do that much, I have found that if I go for several days without taking my supplements then I get really draggy and have a horrible time focusing.  If I remember to take them, then I do pretty well and have a much easier time focusing and getting work done.

Unlike right now when I should get started working and am playing on this board. 

almost forgot...........I highly doubt sm
Who told you anyone is scared to come up against me? I am no one to "come up" against! I don't put myself up on that pedestal. Seems to me you are the one doing that.

You need to LIGHTEN UP LIZZIE! Say something intelligent about the profession will ya?
I would highly recommend that if you are interested in this program sm

that you do attend some weight watcher meetings to get the program basics, etc.  There is something about getting weighed in once a week that makes you accountable and keeps you on track. (almost typed tract there, LOL can you tell I am a transcriptionist?)   Just a heads up though, you will probably be in the MINORITY at weight watchers as most other people choose POINTS.  If you read the messages from Kippy's web site, you'll understand better.  Good Luck.  I can't RAVE enough about this program. 

PS do a search on Kippy's for the zucchini potato pancakes (serve with salsa and/or ff sour cream.  DELICIOUS.  my favorite recipe. 

Highly doubt it--call your postmaster and ask, then you will know - sm
Also I cannot see prison spending the money to transport prisoners to the PO so they can sort mail, it is all done at the location of the post office; of course there are main hubs and all that that sort it to go to whichever local PO, but again I find it very hard to believe that they take the time, effort and expense to do this, it would be asking for major trouble.
Must be a highly technical medical word as
Secrets of Highly Successful MTs? Please share!

I'd really be interested to learn if there are any tips you 40k&up folks could share with those of us who are... more financially challenged.  What is your schedule like?  Do you log off every time you get up to get a cup of coffee, etc?  Obviously you don't spend your work days on message boards; do you have any tips for how to Stay Focused? 

Sorry if I sound ignorant; I have been doing this for many many years and still struggle with the same self-discipline issues I had way back when.  I'd love to hear from those who have actually made good money at this how they did it.  Thanks!

SoftFlex gloves come highly recommended
And a lumbar support too!!
I highly recommend Canon fax as well as printer.

"Skedaddle." A highly technical term.
" ... but when she feels the urge, she really needs to skedaddle."

I haven't heard that word in YEARS--and that's probably the first time in 37 years I've gotten it in medical dictation!

I highly recommend ShortHand. Affordable and efficient. nm
FutureNet --- treating me like the highly skilled professional I am.
you can apply on their web site. they sought me out... grape vine told them i was hating MQ --

only downside... no benefits, gotta be SE... it's what MQ was going to do to me anyway, so no big loss..
I'm a WW plan but highly suggest the Core option...sm

of their plan. No points counting except for a 35 point weekly allowance. Really teaches you what and how to eat in a way that can easily be maintained for a lifetime. Once you are on a few weeks, you can easily identify "trigger" foods that make you overeat and affect your mood, weight loss rate, etc. All without counting points for every bite and very few restrictions on a daily basis.

One of the best things for me, is the healthy eating habits have really been absorbed by my family too. Hardly any junk food of any kind in the house anymore and no one is complaining at all, especially since they've all dropped a few pounds too. It amazes me every time I go food shopping how different my cart looks than it did just a few short months ago. My aunt got me hooked, she's lost 85 pounds in 7 months and hasn't been able to exercise at all due to a back injury.

If money is not really an issue, then I definitely and highly recommend the Yukon sm
or Yukon XL which is what I drive. I love it and wouldn't trade that SUV for anything on the road!!
I highly doubt that an itune voice file --sm
would be compatible with your software footpedal. my footpedal software recognizes certain types of voice fils like WAV or DSS, etc. but I seriously doubt if itunes uses those types of files. you can try though, but don't count on it. Save the file to a location where your digital voice player will locate it and try to open it. if your digital voice player will open it, your footpedal should work. but again, don't count on it.
I would highly recommend the Enclave Suites on International Drive (sm)
We stayed there when the kids were young, when we lived up north. We had a 2 BR suite. Each bedroom had its own bath plus they were on opposite ends of the suite for privacy. There was a good size kitchenette, large LR/DR area and balcony. There was a restaurant right off the pool area which served a full menu plus every day from 4-7 they had happy hour with free buffett. At night they had live music. Only about 45 minutes to Daytona as well.
Fellow is a highly respected title in the medical field tho--
not for medical transcriptionists!
I highly doub that MTs (IC or employee status) have begun using Vista; even more unlikely (sm)
for company-employed MTs.  Vista will need to undergo extensive testing and scrutiny before IT Directors will approve it to be compatible with their software programs. 
if you feel like that after 12 years, and I feel like that after six months
what hope is there?
I feel people who feel like this post
needs to a) either be a stay at home mother and not work or b) realize that she is no queen bee and I could care less about a degree. What company out here that you know of compensates for having a degree? Means nothing to them. Your working and being there when they assign/need/require/whatever is what you should do IF YOU WANT A JOB in this field, otherwise get out and do something else or become that babysitter.
Gack! Is nursing your idea or his? Nursing is highly demanding and long hours.

I'd check with a college counselor/advisor on programs they have for women over 30 to return to academia and enter new careers.  Then I'd ask to take some career tests to see what your interests are and what you'd be be suited for.  Also, there is scholarship money available for women over 30.  Ask about it.  

Since I've already raised my kids, I'd also like to state that jr. high and high school are the years our kids need us at home the most.  Those are the years they can get into the most trouble if left to themselves.  If he's already 9, why not just enter college part-time to finish in about 6 to 7 years?  But definitely go talk to a college counselor.

No need to feel badly for me - feel badly for an adult who has no control of his/her own life!
I hope these people didn't produce any daughters! Bad, bad example!
I know how sad you must feel
Yes, you will love her forever, and someday you will be able to think of the good times you had with her, and you will be able to laugh.  
I know how you feel. :)
Don't feel bad!
It took me nearly a year to even find out if I had passed just before they went to the instant results system.
Don't feel bad...
When you take a position with any company, up front ask them if you will be working on a "ver batim" account. If so, don't take the position. Keep looking. Someone will appreciate your intelligence and knowledge somewhere! Good luck, and please know that you're not alone!!!
I feel the same as you...
My account does not allow me any normals. I am to leave a blank and they fill in the standard. I'm also a CMT and been at this for 30 years. I feel I'm doing something wrong when I hear all these 300-400 counts. I average maybe 200 per hour on a good day. I know some of my problem is having to look up referring doctors, but I can't imaging doing 300-400 lines on a consistent basis per hour! Thank you for your post. At least I know I'm not alone!
I feel for you
Last November I fell from a ladder, grabbed it with my right hand and severed nerves in 2 fingers, since I was at home, had home owner's which paid me a little and had AFLAC thru my job which helped, finally about to get back to normal but the last 6 months have been pure heck, good luck.
I feel that way every day. sm

I just take a break every 2-3 hours and take the dog for a walk or exercise or something.  Sometimes, I run up and down the stairs or just go and sit out on my deck for a few minutes to get some fresh air.


Not sure it is menopausal symptoms as I am younger than the age.  For me, it is my personality trait.  I am a type A personality.


I feel like...
I am just having the very life sucked out of me!
Now I don't feel so alone
Well, at least none of us are alone in the work all the time boat. I guess that is some consolation.
Enough so we don't feel

like a hooker on the street paying our "pimp"!  All the MTSOs need to review their overhead and cut out unnecessary expenses and overpaying their CEOs.  It is like the government spending $6,000.00 for a toilet.  Look at the UN who is wanting to borrow the money from the U.S. to refurbish the UN building.  Donald Trump has been in meetings with Congress and it is a very, very interesting thing to watch.  The UN wants to set aside $431 million dollars just in contingencies; Trump said that the contingencies should be no more than $1 million to $2 million at most. 

Basically, if the MTSOs had to live like many of us live, I'm sure they would be able to cut their waste and extravagance, don't you think?

Okay now I feel bad. I know I sit here in
my own little world with my family of 8 not having much time for the news and such. But really cannot believe I haven't heard this. How sad. He was a great man. When I did get to watch the news he was the one I watched. May God bless him and his family!
I feel sorry for you
This too shall pass.  Tomorrow will be a better day.
you have every right to feel anyway you want...
this is just the way I feel. My life has been changed with this knowledge I just acquired, and I wanted to share it.

growing up on a farm, in the country, I am also aware of the local slaughterhouse, and even in the bible (old testament) how God commanded the slaughter of tens of thousands of cattle/ox, or whatever they were, DAILY - never could figure that one out (said the smell of burning flesh was pleasing to him or something ??)

BUT, just me, I cannot bear the thought of eating meat from a stressed animal dying in agony...I would think that has to be passed on to us, somehow, and also as you mentioned the growth hormones and antibiotics, and who knows what (some cows are fed other dead cows cut up), ick.

In my humble opinion, as far as peta, I do not think animals have 'rights' and I am just not the 'fanatic' type I guess. I do think as a member of the human race, there has to be a more humane way to kill these animals.

It is disturbing how easy it is for us to 'ignore' it.

Like in the video, it mentions how schizophrenic it all is, and how it goes on all day, every day, not far from where we live...