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Got any weekend plans?

Posted By: Work? on 2005-08-12
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It's so hot, I may just work instead. 

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Plans for THIS weekend?
Summer has gone by WAY too fast.  What are your plans for this weekend?  Anyone have a big weekend last weekend?  I am not sure what we are going to do.  Husband is playing in a golf tournament and I will probably take the kids swimming, maybe work a little.  Would be nice.
Or after a boring weekend when working at a hospital someone asks "How was your weekend?" and

After finally switching my schedule to all weekend, every weekend
Seems like that's the only way I could get work with my MTSO. So, I do it. I am to the point where I will pretty much jump if they say hop,so I can feed my family. I would say it's sad, but I am actually glad to even have work and a decent check again. I am giving up a lot working every single weekend and days at the end and beginning of the week, but its daily work!
I am currently working all weekend every weekend.
I get so burnt out although I do have work on the weekends, and then there is nobody home or friends to do things with during the week because they are all working or at school. I really dislike this schedule a lot. Plus I never get to do anything on the weekends or plan for anything while everyone else is off. I wouldn't mind 1 day every weekend but 2 days plus Friday is really doing me in. Good luck to you whatever you decide. Do think long-term, because when I decided to go for this kind of schedule, I did not consider the repercussions of long-term every weekend day and Friday.
Check with your old job and see if you can stay (unless you REALLY hate it). At least that is what I would do.
My dinner plans
I am so sorry that your doggy had diarrhea all over your face. OH GEEZ, I didn't realize that is really what you look like - again sorry.
Did your husband know that the plans the mayor of NO used

were the same plans that were specified by the Department of Homeland Security when they did a simulation of this disaster in the 4 years prior?  When FEMA was absorbed by the DHS, they did simulations of events like hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.  In their simulation called Hurricane Pam, which was only simulated as a category 3, they said that the only place available as a shelter in this type of storm was the Superdome.  They studied this for years.  The mayor followed their recommendations.

As far as buses being available, the mayor made the public transportation system available for free but that was only inside the city of N.O.  He can't make private sector transportation services provide free transportation OUT of the city and then, again, he could have used the public transportation and the school bus system to transport them out of the city, but to where?  These people had no money - where were they going to go?  The only option the mayor had was to use the recommendations of the DHS and house them in the Superdome.  What other city was available in Louisiana that would have housed hundreds of thousands of people in shelters designed to withstand a category 4 (possibly 5) storm?  There was none. 

There was an article published yesterday in which many administration officials described how FEMA would work since it was absorbed into the Department of Homeland Security and what the responsibilities would be if the president declared any disaster an incident of national significance.  It was an excellent article and very eye-opening.   FEMA isn't the FEMA we knew from years ago that could act independently and at a quicker pace.

Long Distance Plans

Can anyone suggest a long distance carrier that provides unlimited long distance at a reasonable rate for transcription purposes?  I have been told that I have to have a business plan because it is against government regulations to use your home phone line to surf the internet, etc.  I have to dial into a long distance number to get my work through a Lanier.  I have statellite internet so I do not think I can have Vonage or anything like that where it goes through your PC.  I currently pay over $100 a month with taxes and surcharges to have unlimited long distance on one phone line.  Is there anything better out there? 

Had to cancel my plans again today to do MT (sm)

Although these doctors pay pretty well they are a pain in the neck.  I am about ready to give this up altogether.

I have tried other services and they only pay about half of what these guys do.  What next?  See items on E-Bay?

Long Distance plans
Depends on where you live. Do a Google search for your area. My employer told me AT&T was cheapest, but not in my area, ALL plans here run about 70+ a month for unlimited, but down south, AT&T was about $25/month. Big difference where you live. Hope this helps.
Family holiday plans (sm)

I just had to post this as it reminds me so much of a lady who posted about her family, saying that they were ungrateful.

I was going to take the Amtrak train to visit my family on Thanksgiving, it's only about an hour on the Amtrak, and about $80.00 for the ticket!  My stepmother says to me that it would be way to much trouble for them to drive the 15 minutes to the station to pick me up, they are having company that day.  My father would spend his whole Thanksgiving day going back and forth to the train station.  But I was welcome to come the day before Thanksgiving and stay until the day after Thanksgiving, that way they could drop me off at the train station when they didn't have company.  Company meaning her children, who have always come first.  So I am supposed to go to their house at an alloted time?  I'll be darned if I'm going to do that.

Now I'll be darned if I am going to pay $80.00 for a train ticket to spend a day with a family with this attitude.  I told them I won't be coming, I haven't had the time to spend 3 days there and have to work, and they said it would be too much trouble to pick me up at the train station on Thanksgiving.  Am I right or wrong in not going on Thanksgiving?  Any opinions?

AT &T and other co offer unlimited plans

We have an unlimited longdistace plan with AT&T for only $35 monthly I know there are a few other companies that also offer these type of plans. I would definitlly check into them if I had to pay longdistance charges.

I just got a letter too...please post what plans are available to us...TIA

What are your vacation plans this summer? sm
I'm getting married in 11 days so my week vacation afterwards will be spent honeymooning in Helen, GA, which is where we're getting married. 
VoIP plans are the only ones without restrictions
They do offer individual plans, but they are SM
similar to my insurance at Spheris. A very high deductible, many out of pocket expenses, no prescription drug coverage. Basically, will cover hospital expenses. However, the most out of pocket with them was $5000.00 per year; with Spheris it is $10,000 per year. I believe it cost $250.00 a month.

You could look into it.
long distance plans
I live in NW Ohio and having a difficult time finding a LD carrier that allows for medical transcription.  Anyone have any ideas?
A parrot may outlive you, so make sure you have plans

for where it will live after you pass.  I thought about getting a parrot, but I decided that it was too much of a responsibility considering how long they live and how much attention they need.  If they don't get attention, they WILL have a tantrum like a 2 year old, so make absolutely sure this is what you really want.  Also, parrots are LOUD, really LOUD.

I ended up getting female zebra finches and love them dearly.  They are not loud and because I have a cage with the seed catch, they aren't too messy.  Note: Boy zebra finches are loud, so avoid them if you can't handle the noise.  Girls warble, boys squawk.

Program worked well for me, but not the most economical of plans. sm

They do make it easy for you -- meals and snacks all ready, but when I did it 10 years ago, it averaged $80-100 per week, PLUS you still have to buy your milk and fresh fruits and veggies.  Still, it was a good plan for me.  I walked every day too, and managed to lose 50 pounds.  One of the things they taught me is true, though:  Your decision to quit exercising is your decision to gain back the weight.  Sure enough ... gradually, the exercise dwindled ... the eating habits slipped .. and the weight started creeping back. 

The other poster who mentioned Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine dinners is right -- you can supplement with them for a lot less $$. 

Good luck with whatever you choose! 

They don't want to look for their own jobs or figure out their own business plans. They want all
Just 1 in 1 year. No plans to change in the near future.

I have what is perhaps a dumb question about 401k plans. Can you have 2? sm

I am starting a part-time job in addition to my full-time job, and they both have 401k plans with matching, so if I could have both, I could get a little extra on both sides.  Somehow, though, I am thinking that probably is not allowed. 

Thanks for your input.

Affordable health insurance plans?
Do these exist? Any leads on where to find affordable coverage for employee and 1 dependent?
You purchase the plans which allow so much data to be transferred.
I paid for the $59.99 monthly package, which is a lot of data usuage and have used programs such as Dictaphone ExText and Escription on the road. It seems like someone told me you'd have to pretty much be on it nonstop to use up all the data allowance but you can check it out here..http://b2b.vzw.com/broadband/bbapccard.html
Cingular and T-Mobile advertise prepaid plans.
Business plans don't work either...been there done that with SBC & ATT...MTSOs/hospitals need to.

either offer 1-800 numbers or internet transcription if they want to keep hiring us all over the US....that's it!!  Maybe we could all share the cost of a 1-800 number or something, and for goodness sake, with all the technology out there, everything needs to go to digital dictation anyway.  Bottom line is MT is NOT allowed for ULD.  I even asked about some sort of special ULD transcription package through SBC & ATT and they wouldn't even consider it.  So, MTSOs, please listen up...the ULD is going to be a thing of the past real soon.  It's a wonderful option to you and it broadens the MT's working capabilities, but without ULD, nobody can rake out that kind of money!  We should all put our heads together (MTSOs and MTs) and try to get something going here.  We can no longer overlook this situation. 

Good luck everyone...I will be holding my breath for us all!

Agree w/the Tessier's, but I don't think plans are in the works for an updated one. :( nm
Sorry to hear it,, Lyndia. Sickness messes up all plans. SM
That you're nevertheless still able to put money aside is pretty amazing in itself. Feel better soon. :)
Yes but what you dont understand is MQ plans to bring out a new pay plan which probably will reduce
the base line rate for everyone and then their it on production and that will make a huge difference in what people get paid.
Any unlimited long distance plans for high-volume
I use 7000+ minutes a month but I know that most LD companies now will dump your unlimited plan if they find you using more than 5000 or if they find you are using it for transcription.  Has anyone had one of these plans for a while now without problems with high-volume calling?  Which one?
I'm doomed with dialup, too. It's simply AWFUL!!! Bright House plans on sm

servicing my area soon, after March sometime.   My suggestion would be to bug whichever companies supply DSL or broadband in your area.  Be relentless.  This is 2006.  There is no reason to settle for dialup!! 

I feel your pain. 




Any plans for Mother's Day? Hubby is taking me on a wine & dinner train ride.
Yup, every weekend
I do cause I'm a single mom and I don't have the kids on the weekend.  So every weekend is when I do most of my work (at least half) - without interruption and I like it.  Can't get enough hours in during the week!
what's everyone doing this weekend?

every weekend here
Not usually a lot though, and my TAT is higher on weekends - anything turned in Friday is not due in until Sunday evening, so it is not too bad.
I work every weekend of every month.
What's everyone doing this weekend?
The NYS Fair is here in our town so we'll head there either Saturday or Sunday.
Wow! Thanks all...you know what I will be doing this weekend! sm
Check back....I might be the one on here crying if I cant get it to work! I LOVE this board!
next weekend
Calling an ambulance
What is everyone doing for the holiday weekend? sm
We're not doing much - probably will go and see the Herbie movie at some point and of course cooking out on the grill is mandatory. 
Working this weekend?
Anyone else out there trying to eek out a living this weekend?  Why do we do this?
We had weekend bonuses
When the work was heavy or for holiday weekends for everyone PT/FT but that was cut out in June completely.
Looking for weekend work

I have over 8 years experience in clinic transcription.  Any companies out there that hire for weekend work only?  Must be at least 8 cents a line.

weekend work
I just got weekends with Transcend services. they pay 8 cents a line. I said i wouldn't do op notes and they said okay. not too bad, tech support is GREAT and very helpful. if you try them out, drop my name??? Sue Broussard

Diskriter needs weekend help sm
They just started allowing PT weekend only as an option.  Their platform is easy to use.  Line rate isn't to bad either because you get more for if you are hired as a weekend only MT.
weekend work
I have never been asked to work on weekends, however I do work an occasional Sat. for a few hours just for extra $.  I sure would not want to have it mandatory!
How many Weekend Warriors do we have here? Those
who particularly work weekends and very little if any during the week?  Just curious.  I'm the weekday worker who jumps in on weekends when the workload is very heavy (which it is today).
Weekend Warriors?
How many here work at least one weekend shift a week?
Every single weekend here...NM
I take on anywhere from 90-150 minutes almost every weekend - sm
every now and then I take off or take on less to give myself a break though and to be with the kids.  They think I work all the time (which I do it seems) and are surprised when I don't.  Trying to work smarter so I can spend more time with them, I don't want them to remember their childhood saying "well mom was always working".