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Hey everyone, I have a huge amount of strawberries from my

Posted By: garden & this year I really (SM) on 2006-07-27
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want to make a different kind of dessert with them. Every year I always wind up making strawberry shortcake or strawberry ice cream and well those are great but I'm such a creature of habit that I really want to make something completely different. If you have any great ideas, PLEASE let me know!


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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

Does anyone know how to keep strawberries from going moldy.  I have tried taking them out of their orginal container and leaving on the counter or putting them in the refrigerator and they go moldy after a day.  I have left them in their container and they still go moldy.   TIA

i grow strawberries,
in the garden; what i do with them may not work for store-bought ones -- don't know. But when i bring them in, i rinse them and let dry in a collander. I hull them and if there are any too soft or bad spots, carve them out, then put them in a bowel, cover with seran wrap and leave in frig. I don't think i've ever had them go moldy. If you freeze them, they freeze better if they are sliced, but they freeze whole pretty well too.
Chocolate-covered strawberries.....Yum Yum!!!
Those plastic container strawberries at the store always go moldy on me, too.

They must sit in a warehouse or truck where the plastic packages get really hot because the outside berries look great but the inside ones are moldy or mushy.  That's probably why they go on sale!  LOL  Open the plastic package in the store no matter how good they look and look at all the berries.  Wash them when you get them home and stick them in the fridge in a paper towel lined bowl.

I buy the huge crates or half crates of berries in the little green plastic baskets.  I cut most of them up, sprinkle with a small amount of sugar, let sit in the fridge overnight in plastic pint containers to "juice", then freeze.

I planted six dozen strawberry plants this spring, which your post reminded me that I need to go pick strawberries, zucchini, and green beans again.  Time to go find some unlocked cars and leave vegetables on the front seats.

Teriyaki salmon, corn on the cob, salad and strawberries...yum!
George Clooney, chocolate dipped strawberries, and Dom Perignon champagne.
pay amount
I work for them and have for years now. What they do is basically pay how they are paid so we cannot blame them. Basically, the client takes 1/2 of the total lines for the month and pays it on the 15th of the next month and the other half on the next paycheck and so on. I have always been paid my full amount with no problems. To figure out pay, go into the transcription program and look up your lines for the month and divide them in half...very simple really. Again, they have always paid correctly and I have been with them 4.5 years now.
for me it would be the same amount of...
of Keystrokes as I use yo and then the spacebar, which would still be 3 keystrokes. From typing, it is just natural for me to hit the spacebar versus using the ";". Is this what you mean?
amount of RAM

Is there a way to tell if low RAM is slowing things down or if it is just the platform?  I have various problems (aside from several-second delays with certain things) that I think may be due to lack of RAM.

I use a lot of online and computer resources, so I probably need a lot of RAM.

Any way to tell? 

wow! do you know if it was a significant amount?

And what would that amount to American?
that is if you EARN under a certain amount,
after that you must pay taxes on all. The goverment certainly isn't going to be left out of our money!!
If I could have made even the same amount
someone who lives near me, an ex-MQ'er, who went to work there.  She would never come back.  We worked on the same account, which MQ is losing, expected to go live there before the end of the year.  I wanted to stay with my account, of 7 years, had normals up the wazoo! 
Can you rent a car for about the same amount? sm
That way you could come and go as you pleased! 
I also make about that amount. sm
I have both a full-time job and a part-time job, and work about 60 hours a week. I don't do five 12-hour days. I work a normal 40-hour week, then for the part-time I scatter my hours in the evening. It works out really well for me and I average about $50,000 a year. For a long time, I was working a regular 40-hour job and only making about $27,000 a year. It's definitely worth the extra time spent. I work while the kids are in school, then I work for a couple hours after they're asleep. I have every Sunday off with them, and they're busy on Saturdays anyway while I'm working, so it works out well for us. You just have to find a schedule that will fit for you, and the most important thing is to find a company or service that will pay you what you're worth. Keep looking... they're out there... 
Per page amount
I work as a general transcriptist for an insurance company and I get paid $3.00 a page no matter how long the page. In the area where I live I think $6 would be a lot of money, but if she can get it, that's a great per page amount.
Anyone can type in any amount they wish - sm
on a board like this, and claim it is their income.
I would not quit with just that amount
because I have spent that much over the past several years buying new home, tile for that home, granite, living - have also put money in the bank oh, say around 40,000. I would not retire from a job unless I won something in the range probably of over 10 million, then I might think about it. It sounds like a huge amount but even people who have won the lotteries have come up broke after a few years. You have to take a very tight rein on money like that and not be unwise in spending, otherwise it will be gone before you know it.
They equate to about the same amount of $$. nm
Normal amount?
There is no "normal amount" in this field. It's a matter of if your pay works for you and you feel like you are rewarded properly for it.

I would not poo-poo the amount of money
the people are making doing crafts. I have just bought out of state from a lady on Etsy some plates she made. I paid $25.00 for 3 plates and $40.00 for one. I called her on the phone to put in a special order and I asked where did she sell besides Etsy. She tells me there are several events she goes to, usually selling $20 or more a day of at least $20 each and she cannot make them fast enough. The plates are very ornate, beautiful (mine at least because I like the bling and asked for such) so I think if you got enough needing your product, hey donít think a person cannot make a good living that way. She sells on Etsy plus the events she attends and possibly other ways although we did not get into that. I love crafts and only wish I could make something as beautiful but guess I will just have to stay with what I do best, MTing.
YUP, huge fan!!!!
OMG, thanks!! That would be a huge (sm)
mistake personally for me, as I do not know how I would make out with the kids, and then to go through all that, train, and not have it work. Will look elsewhere. Thanks for the input!!
The TC? I've been paying the same amount
for over 4 years. I've never paid any money out whatsoever in over 4 years to work for MQ.

I've also never run out of work. On two occasions, we were running right behind the dictation - very closely - but I still had enough work to get the lines that I WANTED, not just the minimum production.

There may be a day come when I do actually run out. I will deal with that situation then.

I was just asking where you were getting your information because it is is nothing similar to how it works for me.

Good luck.
I was in the same boat until I threw a $ amount at him.

Then he said, "What are you talking to me for? Get back to work!"


a normal amount would be allowed I think
not gobs of blanks
For the amount of knowledge this job takes...
The constant demands to do more and more, increased accuracy requirements, I think #4. #2 would be a good entry level wage, but in reality I think most of us are stuck there.
Pay for amount of usage -- might not be bad idea
Phone bills used to be like that, -- shows my age. I say sometimes I think it would be nice that those that use the most pay the most,.  I have my cable TV on at the most 2 hours a day and yet I pay the same as those that watch 14 hours a day.  Just like we get paid on the production of work we do, maybe we need to pay for the amount of usage on certain items.  
Agree. There's no way to do triple the amount
of lines on VR to keep your same amount of pay. VR takes too long to correct/edit. This is such a rip-off.
The dollar amount may not have been the point...
but I just find it funny that those who agree all say they are making $25+ an hour. Just wondered if you would still agree with her if you weren't making the money you are making. Many of us do support our family on our wage and there is no way I could do it on $11.50. I make a few dollars more an hour than that and we are still struggling to make ends meet. I guess I was just put off by the judgmental attitude of the OP that if we can't cut it with our current pay that we just need to reevaluate our lifestyle. I live simply, but I live in a high-cost area. There is really no way I could cut back on my costs. So if I ever make less than I am now, I will be forced to look for a new job.
Huge, I think it's small on my end (NM)
:::huge applause for you::: nm
DH is a HUGE fan! I watch only for him.
the SEP IRA is a huge deduction...
but I can't say that I've seen people frequently posting they take $10K in deductions. That also means they spent $10K. You may be imagining that. Maybe do an archive search and then try to repost and contact them?  As has been frequently said on this post, the only difference between IC and SE is an IC pays another 7.5% self employment tax but then takes deductions. Don't see how that adds up to 10 grand.
I smell a huge rat
Is your husband up to no-good with this loser? First of all any "my baby's daddy" situation has scumbag written all over it. Second of all, if your husband doesn't mind being used by this lazy bum for a free place to live, he has to be getting something out of the bargain. I'd be doing some serious checking around if I were you.

Meanwhile, you're right to keep this piece of crap away from your kids. If your husband likes him so much let him live with this waste of oxygen alone.

Good luck.
So what if it's with huge templates....
600 lines an hour is 600 lines an hour whether it's straight typing or using templates. I WISH I had huge templates.
Anyone here Bayscribe? Have a huge ?

  for you.  When you hit SUBMIT and go into the spell check, and say there's a spelling error it picks up (for example, it's a medicine that I need to look up and verify), is there ANY WAY I can do this without having to completely close down the spell check, go to another window, look up the word, and then re-hit SUBMIT and spell check again?

I've still new to Bayscribe, but so far this has been a huge time eater-upper.  For some reason it won't let me do anything but close up the spell checker, look up the word, and then re-spell check (and of course it doesn't remember any of the fixes I've already made so I need to go back through them again). 


Ideas??????????? THANK YOU!!  

Well there is already a huge thread...
Why keep it going and going?  If you all are just now realizing that AHDI is against the MT, then have you had your head in the sand the past few years or what?  Get a grip!  Life is what you make it!  This OP obviously wants to keep bringing it up and bringing it up blocking the entire board with this crap.
I got rid of my HUGE desk...sm
i use a 20 inch widescreen laptop and i just ordered a very small rolling desk.  i use wireless keyboard, mouse, and headphones. that way, I can roll my office outdoors when the weather is nice or in my bedroom or any place I will be comfortable as I suffer from chronic back problems.
You can't. It's a huge ripoff.
It sucks plain and simple.  If you're not terribly interested in making enough money to pay the bills it might be okay for you.  Not for me.
Yes, there seems to be a tremendous amount of damage control on her lately by MQ. What is going on
and they are just as nasty as my office has been becoming lately with everyone worrying about their jobs now that our accounts have been switched to the NE region out of the local office.
On the pay stub it says "DEP adjustment:. So how many of you believe the amount you
the lost lines? I've been on DEP for over 2 years. Not sure I'm going to cash this check quite yet.
I think the best of MQ is over. With the horrendous amount of money going to lawyers and what it
will cost to pay these hospitals that they bilked will be millions and millions. There is no way there is going to be money made with MQ anymore without a tremendous amount of aggravation. I think they will sell out or merge. My office is closing and they told the clients either get on DQS or find another MT company so they are moving on rapidly to something and not sure what. I think they are getting their ducks in a row.
Amount to charge for digitizing tapes
One of the clients that I trancribe from tapes for just contacted me about helping them create a digital library of their taped recordings into MP3 files.  Since I'm not used to charging for anything other than transcription work I'm at a loss of what a good rate for this type of work would be.  I don't want to short change myself because it will be time consuming work but I want to make sure I give them a fair price as well.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
East coast will pay that amount and even go higher

Out of curiosity, how soon do you think they should be able to accomplish a decent amount?
That would be an enormous amount of various dishes of food. sm
if 80 people come, that could be 30-40 bowls, platters, plates; probably not realistic.
Boric acid plus same amount of sugar to
get the ants to take the boric acid (Mule Team Borax).  Works like a charm.  We had carpenter ants years ago, and exterminator wanted $700 back then to get rid of them.  As just a fluke, I was listening to a radio talkshow after the call to the $700 exterminator, and they mentioned Mule Team Borax with same amount of sugar applied around the house, and make sure children or pets will not get into it. 
They'll probably say lower than actual amount
Give her the same amount of work on the days
near the end of the pay period that she seems to be doing the rest of the days. I worked for a friend's niece, and if she did not think you were going to get the work done, she would yank it from you even if you were frantically trying to get it done.  She has a TAT to meet, and good accounts are hard to come by.