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Give the SH people a chance to fix it before you spend more money.

Posted By: nm on 2006-10-13
In Reply to: Need Some Help - Amanda


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The least she can do? How many wealthy people spend their money they way she does? sm
and what does he do with HIS money, I wonder.  I didn't see any schmoozing, just him tip toeing, and almost begging to be forgiven and taken seriously.  She was in no way bragging about what she does in Africa, but he wanted to know, so she told him. 
I know some people don't like to give money, but if everyone gave
money and they were wise with it, they would have their fairy tale wedding sooner maybe.  Maybe she could list things she wanted for her big wedding like her gown and her flowers and you could get a gift certificate from there and then they wouldn't have spent the $$ on something else. 
You're working to make money, not to spend money.
These people should be ashamed of themselves taking advantage of people this way!
Aw come one give her a break. She said she was sorry and is willing to refund. Give her a chance to

do what is right.  If she fails to do what is right, then go about this in an adult way and not act like such a child.  "you suck"  That is so immature.

She is responding to you and you are eating her alive.  Why would she put herself out there to be treated like this if she didnt mean it. 

I am really astonished at how people can act on here.  Would you treat people like this in person?  If you do, I cant imagine you having very many friends. 

Remember we are all "HUMAN." 


Spend the money!! sm
Last year an 8-year-old boy on my nephew's baseball team was having abdominal pain.  He was not taken to the doctor.  His parents found him dead the next morning - he had died during the night with a ruptured appendix.
Give MQ a chance...
Isn't it just possible that after all is said and done, and after all the changes, MQ may very well be a much better company to work for? Perhaps closing all these millions of branches (and the wildly different management styles, i.e. Columbus versus Amherst) will result in a more streamlined, consistent company where there is consistency across the board? Trimming the fat can be a good thing, U know. Personally I think Amherst is on borrowed time - a soon-to-be relic of the bad old days when nothing was done the same way from branch to branch. After all the dust settles, MQ just MIGHT be an excellent place to work again - but at least we should hear them out and give them the chance to prove it. Just my 2.5 cents...
Give the kid a chance....

she has to start somewhere. If you are as good as you say then you will be an excellent trainer for her and will be rewarded for teaching her the ropes. IMHO you sound kind of threatened by this and I have to wonder why. Be nice and help her along in becoming great transcriptionist.

Well, KIND of. If you mean "do I really have to spend money on SM

an expander, the answer is no, you don't really have to - but you'll work a lot better if you do. It's worth $99 (for example) and it pays for itself.

Autocorrect fills up and wreaks all kinds of havoc when it does. Autotext doesn't fill up (that I know of).

Yes, you need an expander. They're capable of much more than just stretching an abbreviation into a phrase.

Just didn't want to have to spend money to accept a job.
I was offered the perfect job (for me), but I just realized that gearplayer is required to do the files.  I'm broke as it is........didn't want to spend money I didn't have to just to "work"........sucks, because now I have to turn the job down and I really needed it.
True, most do, but why spend money buying
one when you don't know if it will work.  You can test without a pedal and then some companies will provide one.  Every company I have worked for had a proprietary software/foot pedal. 
All he was saying was Give Peace A Chance...nm
All we are saying is give peace a chance.

The girl was 13, the rapist a distant relative they took in. Give money, give food and your time, b
you don't put your family at risk by taking in strangers. That's just plain foolish. There were over 3300 registered sex offenders in NO. Where are they now. In your community? Perhaps in your house? Good luck.
You will spend a lot of money on acute care books because there are many that you need sm
since acute care covers ALL specialties in a hospital setting: Neurology, cardiology, nephrology, psychiatry, gastro, urology, ENT, infectious disease, orthopedic, ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry, laboratory medicine, some pathology depending on where you work, OB/Gyn, pulmonology, and maybe some others I am forgetting.

Stedman's has a full line of reference books for EACH specialty and each book can cost between 38.00-42.00 or more.

To be honest, I have all of them, but don't use them very much since Google and search engine websites offer more up to date answers than any Stedman's who can't compete with the internet. Good luck! Acute care is fun!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention - emergency medicine!

Now do you know why radiology transcription has a dept. unto itself? LOL
I wouldn't spend the huge amount of money--sm
required for this book. their *rules* will just change in six months anyway and they are only *guidelines* not *rules*. Alot of services do not adhere with the BOS anyway, but go with client preference. If you are in school, you should be communicating with your mentor concerning this. Every school/service is different. There is no *one way* that is correct. JMO
That's good to hear. Maybe I should give it a chance and see if I like it.

They should give Cirise from Survivor a chance at it.
Oh, yeah! And they spend a lot of money in our country, unlike overseas entities.
We've always got Canadian tourists coming through town.  They even drive here for medical care because they don't like their own medical care system.  It's a give and take thing with Canadians.  They're not undercutting and putting us out of work.
I would switch your dial up provider before you spend a lot of money updating computer. sm
that particular provider you mentioned puts lots of unnecessary "crap" on your computer.
No set hours, no min/max amount of work, and give us newbies a chance.
I spend a good deal of time tweaking the ones in there so ummm, may give it a shot lol
Well people, here's your chance

There's going to be a industry-wide conference in Kentucky in April to hash out the current state and future of VR/SR/ASR/SRT.  I think the first order of business should be to decide on a name (or initials) and stick to it.

Anyway, MTs can click on the below link and then click on their link that starts with "MTIA and AHDI seek your feedback...."  I haven't taken it yet so don't know whether it's just radio buttons to select canned answers or whether there's a place for written answers.  If there is, I'd be almost tempted to write a response that looks like some of the VR output I've seen!

Have at it, MTs.  Let your voices be heard.

Are you Pilates people overweight by any chance? SM
I'd like to try it but honestly I'm afraid to as I need to lose, well, I guess really about 75 lbs.  I have a lot of back pain, and I hear these stretches will help with that.  But I'm afraid it will be SO hard and that I'll hurt myself.  What do you think? 
Money is money and most people will do whatever it takes when in need. sm
if you do bring it to the attn of the office manager, why not offer her a raise to compensate. it is obvious she just needs or wants more money than your office is paying her. I agree, it is a free country and although it seems odd, unless you had it outlined in contract, she can work for whomever or whereever she pleases on the side. at least she is typing and not at a strip joint, lol. I see no conflict of interest, she has experience obviously in whichever field you are in and what is wrong with doing extra in that field. i agree with MYOB "nicely" and concentrate on your reports than looking at older reports and seeing who they are typed by.
Well you gave her a fair chance, asked her to stop. It's a shame she didn't take the chance. n
If you have so much money, you can give Uncle
When you kids want money, don't give it to them and say, 'I thought you said
Forget the money and tickets...just give me Mel! nm
Personally, I think lawsuits only give lawyers more money
What's wrong with "no gifts please" and then if some DO give money or
They steal your money and then send you a check and you are thrilled. Give me a break.
OH he is SO HOT!!! People mag. got it dead on the money...
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.
There are actually people who don't believe you have to give any kind of notice. sm
But if you want the contract renewed or you want continued employment, common decency is called for.
I honestly don't give 2 cents what people think. :)

and I don't care what other people look like either.

I think that was the real message that John and Yoko were trying to send.

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?)
What I think is so sad is that people may give up good jobs to go there to find out these things all
to late. The newbies can learn and use MQ and move on which they do but of course the clients suffer then with all the people learning on them but this is what MQ causes and when they lose clients with poor quality or people that just throw out work then they caused their own problems. You cant keep good MTs with no work I dont care what incentives you offer because they mean nothing with no work ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I wish people would understand that when MQ hires them.
so people who are frustrated doctors can give medical advice.
Sounds like a real high IQ broad here - people like this give the industry a bad name

Would it kill you people to give constructive advice instead of insults and insensitivity?!?
I understand your frustration. I think you just need to sit down and have a talk with your employer. Find out exactly what they want your status to be. As an employee, yes they do have the right to dictate your hours, where you work, etc., but they do not have the right to jerk you around. If they want you to work at home, then they need to provide for that, not you! Anyone who says otherwise is wrong! In any industry, if a company wants you to commute, they pay for gas/mileage. If they want you to have a cell phone/pager, they either pay for it, or they provide an allowance for it. If they want you to work at home, they provide equipment. It sounds to me like they want way too much and are giving very little. Just because a person/company is the employer, it does not give them the right to treat people like dirt, sending them on wild goose chases, interfering with their life, schedule, expenses, etc. I am sorry you have received such critical and insensitive comments. I hope this works out for you. Blessings!
Money, money, money, mmonnneyyy. Singing the Apprentice song.
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.
oh our lovely government does give illegals medicaid, foodstamps, and housing so in term we give tha
i have been through some rough times lately and had to apply for some help. there are signs, big signs, all over our offices saying "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LEGAL TO GET HELP". so we and our government do give them our benefits whether they are legal here or not. now that is messed up. i am helping to support them so they can take away my jobs and i can't even support my kids and yes i get benefits, wow $75 a month in food stamps which lasts not even a week in a household of 6. don't get me wrong, i am thankful for any help at the moment, but i get penalized for trying to work my tail off and still can't survive.

there was recently an article in our local newspaper where one of our local school districts tried to charge $1000 a year for each illegal student enrolled. it was bulked and the illegals got a lawyer to sue for discrimination. the school district merely stated that they had to HIRE extra teachers that could speak the foreign language just to teach these children and were trying to offset some of the expenses. ridicilous!! so again our taxpayers money is paying to educate illegals as well.
Make money? I'm not making any money because of my decision. You read my reasoning
You can agree with me or not, but don't make false assumptions please.
I also blew some money signing up with Quixtar... The only way to make any money is to bug everyone

you know into signing up.  I felt like a snake oil huckster.  I hated it.  I was flushing money down the toilet from the moment I handed over my money. 

RUN, do not walk away!  I do an entirely different side business now that I really love (in addition to my MTing, which I also love!)  Find something you're good at and that you truly love doing.  Then make a business out of it.  That's the best way to have a side business.  Selling discount toilet paper through Amway/Quixtar?  Not so much. 

The CMT exam is overrated. Don't waste your time & money. Use that money on
paid anymore just because you have it.  There are a few CMT cheerleaders that post to people like you but they are pretty well sucked up into that association.
I don't spend more than $25-30, regardless of who it is...sm
people should remember that it's the thought behind the gift, not the actual gift itself, that matters. 
Can't help but wonder if he would rather spend...sm
time in jail in the US versus a Thailand prison.  That's supposed to be pretty horrible as prisons go.  Maybe he thought if he had to go to jail, he would confess to this knowing it would get him back in the states.  I just hope they have more evidence on him than the confession.  Surely, they do because they were apparently on to him before he confessed.  It is pretty strange...
I'm not sure you really need to spend the $$ to do this.
You are a sole proprietor and can use your SSN as your TIN. You home office expenses as well as percentages of your utilities, vehicle, etc., are tax-deductible. You don't specify what your "other" interests, though.
Well, first of all I would *never* spend 20
minutes trying to decipher a 1-minute report *unless* they were paying me by the hour regardless of production. I don't like to leave blanks either, but you seem to be taking that to the extreme (of course your choice to do so).

I am not sure what the pay off is for you to stress yourself like this...
Yeah, money, that's it. I paid $20.00 for my dog. Money is NOT THE ISSUE
walk him daily, play ball daily, he sleeps in my office daily while I work. Yeah, I got a lot of money, NOT HARDLY. And, my dog is HORRIBLY HORRIBLY ABUSED because he wears a collar around his neck. It's people like you that make me sick. I am done defending my use of the shock collar. I am going to continue with it and my dog will continue to be pampered , educated, fed, kept warm, and love me for everything that I do for him even when I remind him that his barking needs to stop. So, with that said, I will not respond to any more of your CRAP in reference to the shock collar.