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Her statement is posted regarding MTStar's views. (SM)

Posted By: Goldbird (Moderator) on 2006-01-24
In Reply to: To Goldbird.............sm - just my opinion

She is the Administrator and owner of this website and has every right to post her views, and is making sure that board is aware of the evolving issues before it.

Discussion posts about offshoring belong on the Offshore Concerns board. Discussion posts about politics belong on the political boards.

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This was posted earlier today on the Gab Board and now I am reading this statement from this Pakista
Posted By: Sheri Steadman Administrator (see details inside) On: 2008-02-27


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a lot of views = over 200. nm
It happens when there are so many views.
My views as the last 2 here
I was just talking yesterday about how most of your life is behind you before you know it (wish I could live some 60 more years), yesterday was when I was in high school, wasn’t it? Where did the 20s, 30s or even the 40s go - like a blur. I tell the younger than me all the time, time flies and it does. I love my life now, wish the years would slow down a little though.
My political views
You need to take my political views with a grain of salt.  I really don't know enough about politics to even be on here running my mouth.  Furthermore, I don't hate President Bush, I do so enjoy picking on him; but I know he has a very difficult job, and I bet money he is a lot smarter than me.
Means it had a lot of views...sm
I think 200 and over.
281 views and only 1 reply
Haha. Thanks puzzled, I appreciate your response. I guess the other QAs dont want to give up their secret info. ;)

After a certain number of views
It will flame.  I am not real sure how many hits a particular post has to get before turning to a flame, but I do believe this is why.  As for sm, I really don't know.  Maybe see message? 
Views in Word
I believe the only "permanent" change in view is the "print view". Perhaps you can write a macro that will change the view for you? You could type in the macro code before starting each report ... just a thought ...
51 views, but no answers
Maybe I'm not being clear with my questions. I've seen IC jobs that I'm interested in. Should I go ahead and apply, do the testing?  I have DSL, Windows XP, I can get the version of Word they want, if necessary. The national I worked for had proprietary software so I didn't need Word, although I have worked on it in the past.  It would be the medical spellchecker, expanders, foot pedals, etc. that I would have to purchase if they weren't supplied.  I just would appreciate some feedback on this. I'd rather be an employee w/benefits.
I like differing views and opinions...

It would be a very dull and uninteresting world (and bb) if everyone thought the came way.

I believe discussion and hearing what others think is a GOOD thing. 

MQLover gives her opinion.  What's wrong with that??? 

I feel for you - I am too! I don't like to push my views on others
and to each his own, but I certainly wouldn't complain if I never had to touch a piece of bacon (ugh!) or raw meat again. I'm married to a meat lover.
Over 200 views, hot topic indication.
i agree. not all views are represented on these
boards, it's too dangerous to be honest - you'll get attacked.

well, MTMommy has many views about MT work
she's really not interested in doing a professional job, in my opinion. she just wants money for nothing and to stay home and get paid.
Over 200 views, it marks as HOT topic.
Diagnostics/add views different from screenings
With diagnostic studies and add-views (follow-ups to abnormal screening studies) our MDs read the films while the patient is still there. Depending on who the referrer is, he often talks to patients if the results are not good. Even if he does not talk to the patient, you can be sure he has put in a call to the referring MD so that you will usually be notified the same day of any need for biopsy. But if it's negative, the referrer may not be as quick to call their patient, in general. And not every biopsy comes back with cancer, either, so don't panic until it's time to panic.
The reason why is because we do not agree with their views.
wrong! she views this as a "problem"
furthermore, she has a 'gut reaction'. then she is looking for a 'rule', apparently to support her in not putting the dictation in the report. That is the only conclusion that can be logically drawn from 'looking for a rule'. Otherwise this post would not have even been made or debated. THAT is why there is strong reaction.
It means a "hot" topic with a lot of views. NM
nonsense - we can all express our views...we are all adults (sm)
I just felt compelled to share this information because I just learned it.

haha - I was on atkins for 4 years, all I did was eat meat!

It just seemed important to me, like I feel it is another thing I have been 'lied' to by the government. You find the reality of things, and it is not how it is supposed to be.

Please post recipes because I still have to cook meat for my boyfriend...I just ask for forgiveness first...smile!
After 200 views, a message shows a "flame". (SM)
It means it has been popular to view.

Flaming can also mean that there are many conflicting replies.

Welcome to MTStars. Make sure you become familiar with posting guidelnes; a good rundown on those would be to see the Company board - the guidelines are listed at the top.

Please be aware that this is a public forum. You may, at times, have to look past negative posts to get to positive ones.

If you have any problems, e-mail me - I'll be glad to help.

Does anyone know of any websites where I can find different types of x-ray views? TIA

Someone answered on this below, that thing pops up when it has had a lot of hits -see the # of views
probably set for 100 or something like that. So when it have however many views, the little fire springs up indicating is "hot" and has been looked at a lot!
Forgive me, but WHAT do I have to do to ma00 - FLmt (Views: 6, 2007-07-04)
DixieDew, I don't always agree with your political views, but you're right on the money in thi

To the poster below who equates the BIble Belt with political views

A CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. You keep one and give one to your neighbor. Then you covet it.

A SOCIALIST: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his.

A DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous. Barbra Streisand sings for you.

A REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So?

A COMMUNIST: You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour.

A FASCIST: You have two cows. The government seizes both and sells you the milk. You join the underground and start a campaign of sabotage which ultimately blows up the cows.

CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

DEMOCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. The government taxes you to the point you have to sell both to support a man in a foreign country who has only one cow, which was a gift from your government.

BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE: You have two cows. The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, then pours the milk down the drain.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts that you have reduced your expenses. Your stock goes up.

A FRENCH CORPORATION: You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch. Life is good.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION: You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

A GERMAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You re-engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour. Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows but you don't know where they are. While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good.

A RUSSIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 12 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka. You produce your 10th, 5-year plan in the last 3 months. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

A SWISS CORPORATION: You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you. You charge for storing them for others. If they give milk, you tell no one.

A BRAZILIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You enter into a partnership with an American corporation. Soon you have 1000 cows. You expropriate them. The American corporation goes chapter 11.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You worship them.


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Yeah, okay. Don't share your views and opinions. Just be insulting, that's helpful. SM
You do realize that your profession is about more than just you.  We are all MTs.  What is going on in our profession affects us all.  It's not just about you or me.

I just received notification as well and mine was for $134.00.....just curious as to what its for!

I was a little put off by that statement...
I have a 2-1/2 year old with me during the day and my work does not suffer nor does my child...
Yes, your overall statement is true but

what is so bothersome to so many MTs is that the complaints voiced by so many are about pretty much the same thing.  This in turn makes the complaints pretty much valid problems or "injustices" experienced by MTs on an industry-wide basis.  It is actually a good thing to have open communication so all may hear the pros and cons of a particular MTSO or of the entire nationwide industry of MT'ing...

I do wish that some MTs could be a little more calm and positive during their negative statements and that some MTs could be a little less offensive in their posts.  But again, open communication is one of the things that make a good democracy.  Have a beautiful day.  Mine started out terrible...got up at 1:15 AM to start transcribing so I could do some other things later in the day but of course the cable and comcast internest were down until just now, 2:50 AM.  Guess I'd better hit the keyboard.     

stupid statement
That's a very stupid statement. You evidently don't work on the kinds of accounts I do. I send blanks that QA can't get, either. There are various things that affect a report and require blanks besides a dictator's accent.
how exactly is this statement not disrespectful?

you're just plain mean

I don't know anything, but I found statement
on IPAY, but no direct deposit in my bank ??
Agree with your statement 100%...sm
I'm sure the hurricane victims will be glad to know this. This would be the exact time to come together. I wondered why we would act this way (I know there's an embargo), and my husband said that it might be because we don't trust Fidel Castro (sabatoge).

I appreciate the posts giving updates about the hurricane disaster; I cannot watch the coverage on TV anymore. I broke down this morning when the dogs were dying, and you could hear a dog wailing in the background. It's too much for anyone to bear.

I'm anxiously waiting for Best Friends to let me know if I can be a foster parent for dogs that belong to evacuees.

Thanks again!
My last statement on this subject is the following...sm
As long as there are people who are willing to take cuts in pay, whether by way of bonus or otherwise, there will be pay cuts for the worker, no matter the profession.
I stand behind my statement and there has been

documentation to support it, but this is a free country and I certainly won't condemn anyone for being a member, I just never would and would never recommend it. 

I don't advocate any curriculum - I detest Abeka, but the websites I have given are a good place to start for anyone who is just feeling things out.  They can ask any questions and get feedback from multiple people, explore various curriculums, buy new or used, find others in their community who homeschool, find support groups, etc.   Rainbow Resource has just about everything ever created as far as curriculum, including what is commonly called boxed curriculum like Abeka or BJU where you buy every subject and the TMs, but also allows you to pick and choose.  I personally write my own curriculum now, but I used various curriculums and various modalities of homeschooling over the years.  There are many different forms of homeschooling too, from a principal approach to the unschooling approach and many others in between.   No one curriculum or modality works for everyone and one of the many joys of homeschooling is having the freedom to use whatever works best for your family.

I am not a secular homeschooler, but there are those that are and I would want them to be able to get the support they need and not feel isolated because they don't share the same belief system that I do.  


Recorded statement -- think about it before you do it
My attorney has always advised against doing a recorded statement.  Sometimes it is the way that the question is asked as to how the answer comes out.  Also, we all know that errors can happen in recorded statements and they are not given to you to verify and sign off on, and the tape is erased so what do you do if there is an error in it?   So I would not do it again, I did and it did not help my case.  Took a lot of attorney time and money to get everything cleared up and then rule in my favor.  If it is a black and white of a rear end, might not be a problem, but if there is any question at all, do not do it unless you type up what you want to say and a recorded "statement to them" and do not answer their questions.   Just my 2 cents worth
What I don't understand is your statement about (sm)
how his grandparents tried to raise him in the Assembly of God. It sounds as if that wasn't successful. He's just playing you for a fool, trying that "honeymoon" stuff and now wanting to convert you and your children. And you don't change your religion to save your marriage. He is the one who needs to make all of the changes.
90%? I think THAT is an inflated statement!
Let me revise that statement...it's still about 45, but it
can't make up it's mind now whether it wants to rain or snow. :-)
I give a statement with every.....sm

I work privately for a bunch of surgeons.  I submit a STATEMENT with every job I return but I don't want to be paid off those statements.  At the end of the month, I take all those statements and do a MONTHLY BILL that I DO want to get paid on. 

Within 10 days, they give me the checks in the next pickup/envelope of work and I deposit only once a month.  Makes for a lot less paperwork and problems and I have been doing this for 10 years.

Best of luck to you!!! 

re your calm down statement...sm

Awful presumptive of you to assume I was not calm...just due to a few extra question marks?  As an American, I think it's safe to say that plenty here would kill first and ask questions later......I'm not that way.

I happen to be very calm and very rational.....

My statement was not a judgment of anyone

Just simply an observation. As for the sad state of health care cost and coverage, I agree with you. As of right now, my husband, myself, and our baby have no insurance because he just changed jobs and we won't get it until April 1. So why is it cheaper for me to go to the ER with the sniffles just because I have no health insurance? I'm still going to get a bill from them!

Medicaid is a different story. And my post had nothing to do with the indigent or health insurance challenged. And again, no judgment stated or implied.

With a statement like that, hope it never

  It is called being black-balled or pushed out because you know too much and do not put up with the crapola that goes on at the office. 

In reply to the IC statement given...
Well, that is okay if they don't really care when it comes to being an IC and not following the rules. Let them find someone else, because when you contact the IRS with the evidence that they have been making you work a set schedule like an employee and make you pay taxes as an IC and let them know, the employer will be paying quite well for it.
I take issue with a statement here. sm
"MTSOs know which schools turn out graduates that are ready to hit the ground running..." I think the important point is that MTSOs can't run around the country checking on the program at every college or technical school. Some of these schools turn out excellent students. Unfortunately, since their names aren't known in the industry, no one will give their graduates a chance. I am not an AAMT supporter, but at least the schools they promote have been checked and the MTSO can be sure of getting good employees.

It doesn't really matter if your education is as good as someone else's. When you are only a name applying for a job, never even see your employer face to face, you must have some edge to get you in the door. That is the only thing an MTSO has to choose from.

You can still make it if you don't graduate from the "right school." But it is so much harder, many won't. They may have as much knowledge as anyone else, but often it is just luck that they ever get a start, usually at a local facility. Something to remember when you are shopping for schools.

Disagree with that statement
Meds and therapy are ONE way to deal with depression, but not the ONLY way.  Changing your habits is a way (deliberately sitting alone in the dark would depress anyone).  Sometimes getting one's financial problems under control takes a huge bite out of depression (its normal to be depressed about bad finances, just as normal as feeling pain when you stub your toe).  Talking to other people and getting your problems in perspective is another.  Staying very physically busy until you don't have time to focus on your mood would be another - a daily work out can lift a person's mood and become something positive to look forward to.  Meds and therapy can be helpful, but if this person doesn't want to go that route, telling them its the ONLY way will only make them feel doomed.  There is no only way, there are many ways.  I say, try one of the many good suggestions here each day until one of them feels right.
Yes. Ask your employer if they have a statement