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Her instructions are perfectly reasonable

Posted By: Sandy on 2005-12-04
In Reply to: Yes, venting generalizations on a message board is about as unprofessional - can't get honey from vinegar

If she doesn't want resumes submitted as attachments, that's her business and the applicants should just follow the instructions. Whether you think she should ask for pasted resumes instead of attachments is irrelevant. If you don't want to apply, then don't. But if you're going to apply, just follow the instructions. If you cannot or will not follow the instructions, that tells her pretty much everything she needs to know about you.

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    You said it perfectly........
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    Actually, I am perfectly calm as well, but
    people on this board seem rude and ready to jump on anyone for anything.... no wonder I rarely come here.
    That fits perfectly

    you go girl!!

    Thanks much,


    Perfectly suited to me
    I love the medical field but am too squeamish to be there in person seeing the blood and guts. I am introverted and do not like interacting with most people. I work best alone with no distractions. I am a perfectionist and very detail oriented. I have excellent hand-eye coordination and can transcribe amazingly fast. I am very organized and enjoy using that skill to run my MTSO.
    Being perfectly honest, I had my CMT and let it go because it
    just did not make a difference in my pay.  AAMT did nothing for me when I was a member and because they warmly encourge offshore transcription, I just can't have anything to do with them anymore.  CMT and the new RMT are, in my opinion, a big waste of time.  They do not really represent the US MT at all and I believe they're even changing their name to something that is as representative of America as what it once was. 
    Perfectly relaxed
    Just spreading the truth. Have a good day!!
    I know perfectly well that some of them are embarrassed about this sm
    I can't tell you how many times I will get an ESL and they practically whisper into the phone when they speak to me, but seem normal volume if they break to talk to those around them.

    I have to think that some of them are told...okay so you pick up the phone and some gal is listening on the other end...she'll help clean up your English for you, don't worry about it.

    They are talking to a STRANGER who will help them out with their English...okay so a stranger is listening and will judge their English skills. I would be really embarrassed to be in another foreign country and think that someone I didn't know was listening and fixing me up to be acceptable. I think I'd mumble too.

    I have had a couple of ESLs in a situation where I could ask my office manager to call over to the practice and ask that the ESL speak louder, not more clearly, just up the volume. If I can hear them, I can understand them better. The last time, I told the office manager to make it clear that I could not HEAR this fellow and NOT that I could not understand him. That would have been an insult to say that. Well, he started to speak up and was very pleased (he called in) to say that his reports suddenly started being so perfect. Yup, I could not hear you, but I could understand you.

    This is not the only mumbler.

    The only other thing that think we as MTs need to understand, and our employers with us, is that not all of us can do every ESL type. I can do an East Indian of most dialects, Arabs, English, German, Spanish, Mexican, but I don't do Asians well. Not all ESLs are created equal and not all of us ears for the same things. I think in the future there will have to more ways to route jobs with ESLs to MTs with the right ear for each of them.
    So the aka name fits perfectly!
    I am perfectly fine thank you very much!
    Sorry I ever posted. And for the last time --- yes it is required here!
    True, you understood me perfectly. (sm)
    And some education in communication.  Apparently, they are not looking at the whole picture and if they stepped out of the business they would be able to look at things from outside of the golden cuffs.
    You have described perfectly my life with my husband -sm

    I feel completely trapped.  I'm the one supporting the family.  I'm the one who takes the blame for everything that has ever gone wrong in his life, even when it comes to those things that happened to him long before I ever met him. 

    The only good thing he has ever done is give me two beautiful children.  That's all.

    Wish I could get the heck out too.

    my original post was perfectly
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    Cat, to be perfectly honest, which I think you requested, is..
    I, as a MT, get the connotation. Unfortunately, I think there will be more misses than hits. Brilliant idea, but I would dig deep for another. Very best of luck to you in your new endeavor.
    Perfectly rotten organization...sm

    ...that has prostituted themselves to the MTSOs, presiding over and encouraging the loss of jobs overseas using our dues to fund their trips and perks.

    It's particularly ironic, in this setting, that the name of this pathetic organization mentions "document integrity", when their position regarding offshore transcription is the very antithesis of promoting integrity in American health documentation.

    ...and as for the Book of Style, words fail me.



    What is your point? These folks have a perfectly good right to use
    VR if they want to. People have been telling us for years the technology was improving. I don't see anything new here.
    Great post! Perfectly worded! Thanks! nm
    Millions may have learned it, but rarely perfectly.
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    A pet peeve of mine is American arrogance in the sense that most of us don't really know a second language. Maybe we had some in high school, but most of the people I know speak one language, American English, and that's it. So we don't know how it is but we bash others for not learning it perfectly.

    I don't mind the ESLs who try hard to communicate. I get ticked at the ones who don't care, and I think most would agree that it's obvious who those are by their dictation and their patient rapport.
    I think $15/hr reasonable!!....sm
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    That sounds like a fair assessment, what confuses me are the ones that say they can get 500 lines an hour...... In 15 years the best I ever did was around 325 per hour.
    Her tone was not reasonable.
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    sounds reasonable to me
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    Thanks for any and all advice. 


    Define reasonable
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    Heading out of town, you guys all have fun while I'm gone!
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    Mac she asked reasonable questions

    For once can you ditch the negativity, try having a positive attitude and be a little gracious??

    One blank is not reasonable, what if it is a horrible ESL - sm
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    I take of a penny a line for each of these things:

    1.  Digital. 2. No printing.

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    And should you not receive your final paycheck in a reasonable amount of time,

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    A good place to get reasonable, objective info regarding ADHD is CHADD

    just keep it in mind for the future. www.chad.org. Also there are some informative videos at coolnurse.com. About 10 videos regarding ADHD. you will have do a search on the site but it's worth it. If it's in her father's family it could be possible that she has it, and if so, you needed to get educated about it and be her advocate. School systems respond very well to confident, well prepared parents who come in to meet for a plan that allows for reasonable accomodations. I've been doing it for years.

    Flexible schedule and reasonable line rate, at least 11 cpl for acute care!
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