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Hmmmm. So, India doesn't want Wal-Mart, but they want OUR jobs.

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Used to think we were using India, but now realize India is using us for our med. info, jobs,
Our small town Wal-Mart doesn't do that.
There is a person at the door in case the buzzer is activated but I have never been asked to show a receipt unless the buzzer has gone off.
Wal-Mart doesn't offer health insurance to millions of workers but now they are selling it to
Why doesn't he send it to India?
I am sure it could be typed for even less than that over there.  Outsourcing.
India jobs and poverty
I agree with mag's post! Mag, you must live in Ohio like me. We are a very impoverished state right now, #1 in bankruptcy and #1 or close to it in foreclosures in the U.S. President Bush has DONE NOTHING for our state. . . many, many jobs have been lost. I quit doing transcription this year because like many other posters on this board, I'm not going to work for 8 cpl with over 35+ years' experience. I might as well work at Wendy's or McDonald's. At least you get the minimum wage and your food at reduced prices or free. . . . which is more than I can say for most transcription jobs. It was a struggle and a very hard decision for me to reach because I loved transcription but the money just isn't there any longer. For the few who say they make a decent living, they must type 20 hours a day to do so. The only reason these jobs are outsourced, whether to India, Pakistan or Mexico, is to SAVE MONEY! Bottom line! Money!

I just listed some items on E-Bay and made more in one week than I made in a month doing transcription. So why bother any longer?

I agree, ten years from now we will probably be a third world country.
Agree, we are only seeing the beginning of losing so many jobs overseas to India, China, etc., etc.,
This is a sad reality.  However, our country has let this go on for years now.
Our country sucks when it comes to teamwork.  My experience is in hospital transcription and 95% foreign dictators.  Most of my dictators are from India and surrounding countries.  Give up you all, India is already way ahead of us!
Reread all the posts. Do you see that I am the only one doing that? Do you really not see the other ones doing that either? Probably not, because you aren't reading their posts as closely as you are mine.
Wouldn't letting anyone other than your employer know you handled this report by a violation of HIPAA? Especially since it is on the newswires with names and other details?
i tried one adapter (my laptop does not have a ps2 port) and it didn't work. maybe i need to try another. Thanks for answering.

Just dictated for an ER report:  The patient is resting comfortably on the stretcher, moaning in pain.

I always moan in pain when I'm comfy, don't  you?

"...anyone no the rate..." hmmmm nm
Hmmmm....not this time. nm
Hmmmm...they stopped with the stamps here
Soooo weird. Hmmmm
This post refers to the posts below from the ICs from TRX (I am one) - I find it interesting that a person would come on here and call someone out of there name (the owner) and then walk away without explaining how he/she came to their conclusion.  Seems a person would want to make their case or maybe just persons like myself and the other IC who stood up to ask why.  I'm so confused.  I guess we're all just different that way.    Some people are yellow and some aren't.  That's right, I said it. 
my response was taken off -- hmmmm interesting
but it doesn't surprise me. I have to choose my words even carefully next time.
Hmmmm...Birds of a Feather Flock Together.

How horrible to be your neighbor, no matter what color. I feel sorry for them.

Really? Hmmmm...you wouldn't know the stock market if it bit you.
Run a stock analysis on MQ under any search engine.  Yahoo stock analysts are the ones I use personally.  There are advisories and analyses of MQ and Philips in the data base EVERY DAY.  There have been "hold" advisories, "sell" advisories, and "buy" advisories any given day.  Sorry to disappoint your disillusioned mind. Obviously NASDAQ and regular trade is better, but they are STILL in the ball game, sorry to disappoint you. And you SHOULD be happy at that if you care about the 1000s of MQ employees who have stocks, etc.  But, gee, sounds like you're just a disgruntled werker!
Glad it's not just my kids.. They have radar for ANYTHING yummy. Hmmmm,
Hmmmm Never even considered it. Leaving the keyboard always slows me down
supposed to be, after people lose their jobs, they are forced to take part-time, lower-paying jobs..
with little to no benefits. service jobs. where are you going to work in a few years, when Medical Transcription is replaced by technology? McDonald's, Walmart? you really going to like that?
Several jobs on Monster & CareerBuilder for inhouse office jobs down there through an
Why are YOU attacking HER? Just because she doesn't want kids, doesn't mean she needs a psychi
I did 3 jobs for a while about 3 years ago, you burn out quick, I was doing 3 MT jobs though...after
10 months I cut down to 2 as I don't like to have all my eggs in one basket.  But I am considering going down to 1 in September for my sanity, its a good steady job so financally it should not be an issue.  I have 2 right but have not worked the 1 in about 3 weeks due to some problems at their end, supposed to learn a VA account but not sure if I want to pursue it right now or not, they are waiting to hear from me at this point. I still have a lot going on with chemo, etc. so am mulling things over.  But if you have a full-time day job, then I would just go with 1 part-time MT job at night, unless 1 is during the week, and the other weekends only, then of course you will be working 7 days a week, very tiring I know.  I have been working 7 days a week for 3 years now but I do slack off now and then of course to recharge and get sleep etc. But burnout happens fast and I doubt you want to lose your day job so be careful. Good luck.
No more Wal-Mart for me
Did you read the article on how they are going to save money by cutting out full time employees for part-timers, going to hire younger people who don't look sick to save on health insurance costs, etc., making the job requirements include a lot more physical activity to exclude the retirees, etc. I refuse to shop there any more. Wait until all the younger ones turn up pregnant, are on drugs or alcohol and don't show up for work because they were out all night partying the night before. I am so sick of the corporate mentality! They don't give a rip about people any more-- just the almighty dollar so they can buy a new yacht every year.

Point Is????  Walmart/Medquist….Sound The Same To Me….lol. It’s Called ‘Corporate America’…..Get Use To It Ladies, It’s Here To Stay And Growing Like A Giant….(Corporate America That Is; And Wal-Mart Also).  I’m Afraid They Are Just Like Every Other Business In America At The Moment. Think It Will Get Better:  Dream On!

 I Don’t Care What Wal-Mart Does. They Can Hire Children And Beat Them With Wet Grape Vines & Feed Them Vinegar And Piss, I Will Still Shop There. At This Day & Time You Have To Go Where You Get The Most For Your Dollar. If I Were To Boycott Everything That I Had A Problem With, I’m Afraid I Wouldn’t Be Able To Buy Gas, Food, Cigarettes (Right & Left-Handed), Liquor For The ‘Social-Functions’ I Must Put On….Or Attend. Oh, also I Wouldn’t Be Able To Finance Anything…Ever.  So In Short, I Must ‘Turn The Other Cheek’ & Suck It Up & In Short I’ll Show The Other Cheek, Through In The Finger From Time To Time And As For Sucking It Up…Use 2 It….No Worries…LOL.


*No Worries



Here in the deep south, our Wal-Mart is definitely cheaper than our grocery stores. Winn-Dixie or Sav-A-Center do not hold a candle when comparing prices and I have done this with receipts. Wal-Mart definitely is cheaper on all products here and even though I do not like the hours it takes me, my pocketbook is better off. Had to shop around because DH is disabled and I need all the help I can get.
My two cents for what it is worth. Wal-Mart (like all other companies) offer insurance benefits to all of their full time employees. They do not offer to part time employees. This is just regular business practice. Also the statement made about selling insurance through Sam's is just a business decision. And people that do not work at Wal-Mart and do not have insurance, can now buy that insurance at a better price.
Get the facts before you post please. I happen to have family members that work at Wal-Mart and they all have insurance but they are full time employees.
Just saw some in Wal*Mart the other day
But that's one aroma that may be hard to capture!
I think the qualifications to work at the Wal-Mart in our town is that you need to have 1 tooth, dirty bra straps hanging down your arm, a tattoo on your neck. That's for the women. It might be different for the men.
shopping at Wal-Mart
Our Wal-Mart Superstore is supposed to be ready by October and it is only 20 blocks from my house.  It has been open for about five years and now they are turning it into a superstore.  Im ready.  I know some of my political friends ask how could I shop there as they dont have benefits for their employees, LOLOLOL, heck, my trans company does not provide me with any benefits either..so, sure I feel the employees pain but I need to provide for my family and that comes first..I cant wait till Wal-Mart Superstore opens, then I can do my grocery and department store shopping all at once while my car is being serviced in their automotive area.
Wal-Mart connection
My nephew has had it for 2 yrs and seems pretty happy with it, even after leaving AOL & MSN, so it seems to be decent.
My dad was a K-mart manager too...
for almost 20 years in the 70's and 80's. He has a four year degree. He is no dummy. Him being a "K-mart manager" afforded us a nice home, nice cars, and my mother was a stay-at-home mom for three kids. Managing and being responsible for a store that big is a lot harder than you think.
Link for Big Box Mart from Jib Jab (see below)

This is quite a chuckle.  Then again, the seriousness of it all isn't that funny.


B4U get a job at Wal-Mart, check this out...


And we thot MQ was the only bad guy!

another Wal-mart hater
Our rural town had a Wal-Mart which ran out all the local business, fabric store, sporting goods store, hardwares, etc. until there was nothing left, got free tax cuts for 20 years then left to build a Super store near by.  I can't stand to go into those huge stores.  It literally takes hours to shop even for a few things and most of the workers are very rude or not around when you need.  I think Sam Walton's heirs got very greedy.  I don't think even Paull Harvey (commentator) advertizes for them anymore. 
Like I said, I already tried K-Mart and Shopko.
I'm not spending 8 hours a day looking at their ugly selections. They could stock something that wasn't made cheaply overseas and looks it. I skipped WalMart. There is nothing in the yellow pages under curtains. The only listings under draperies and window coverings are two miniblind companies and a fabric store. I don't want blinds or heavy industrial drapes, and I don't have the sewing skills or a machine to make my own. All I want is a simple set of curtains with a valance to keep the sun out of my eyes. Why does everything have to turn into a political or ethical discussion? Talk about being a killjoy when I'm happy about my new office. Besides that, catalog ordering has been around for over a century. Were our ancestors wrong for ordering from Sears & Roebuck?
I live right by the Wal-Mart that...
someone was trampled in last year on BF.  I've never had any problems.  Everyone seems to be super curteous. (except for the men who are constantly asking their wives if they are done.)  Everyone was helping each other find where the deals were located in the store. 
Wal Mart on my poo list
I went to Wal Mart as I always do. I wanted the laptop for $386. I work two jobs and really wanted to be able to remove myself from my desk to do personal stuff wherever or do my coding job away while watching tv. They only had 25 of them. I was like 35 in line. I cannot believe that is all they got in. Then I went to get the PS2 Burnout 3 game (I needed two copies) and the Scooby Doo double pack for Gameboy. They did not get extra ones in even though they advertised them for $8. They had what was in the case only, which was one of each. Oh boy how stupid. Then I got a few things like jammie bottoms and a remote control hummer for my son and the lines were awful. They were handing out these VCR/DVD combos that were not the right ones so people were MAD.
I only have ONE gripe with Wal-Mart..
I don't care what they do or where they build stores.  Many things have come before them and put others out of business, and eventually Wal-Mart will be put out of business by something else new and innovative.  Think about when supermarkets came along.. That put all the little mom and pop grocers out.  Are you shopping at a supermarket in 2005 or worrying about the vegetable man and the butcher shop on the corner?  Of course not.. It's in the past.  The only thing that I cannot STAND about Wal-Mart is the way they accost you at the door as you leave and ask for a receipt to prove you didn't steal the soda or the milk that is unbagged.  I resent that, and no other store does this.  My DH walks past and says "if you believe I've stolen something, please call the police."  Do you know why they ask for the receipt?  Because it's their own employees who don't charge friends and family members, for large ticket items particularly.  I refuse to prove that I didn't steal something every time I leave the store.  My solution is to make them bag everything.  I swear, if I bought a car from Wal-Mart, I'd make them bag it !
WHole chickens at Wal-Mart?!?!
I wish they had them here. I live a block from a Wal-Mart! I am going to request that they get them here. It's a Super-Walmart, so why not? Yay!
I have worked for K-Mart
He needs to dress nicer than baggy shorts.  Walk in the store and see what the people who work there are wearing... he should dress similarly.  Not sure how it is now, but when I worked there men were required to wear ties and dress shirts in most departments. 
K Mart pay after 30 years?
No offense intended, but how in the world can you only make K-mart pay after 30 years as an MT? I hate to say it, but maybe you've been in the wrong field all these years. I make more than double per hour as an MT what I would make at K-Mart, and I have only been doing this a few years. I don't understand why you would be making so little.
Ex-Wal-Mart Manager
I had been transcribing for 14 years, decided to go that same route and go to Wal-Mart. Yes, steady income (salary) stocks, but medical not so good. Not a steady schedule, avg 55 hours or more (for management). Decided that if I put those kind of hours working at home I would make more and not have to deal with everyone elses problems or have to watch my back. So, went back home to transcribing -- love the flexible hours, especially for my children and family, and less stress.
Wal Mart wages
I worked there at a little more than minimum wage but most unskilled businesses pay only minimum wage. The scheduling is bad but no worse than any other shift work. Also unless you have worked there you have no right to put down Wal Mart.
Wal-Mart and computers
I did not need a laptop for my entire university career, though I did need a computer.  Laptops generally don't have a lot of memory.  If you really like the idea of carrying it around with you to make notes in class, that is a personal preference.  I don't know anything about Acer notebooks, but I know a lot about Wal-Mart.  I don't think they are the best place to buy computers.  I would recommend getting an actual desktop computer from a store that specializes in electronics if you are considering working from home as an MT.  You will have to anyway.  Or if you really need a laptop get a better one from another store.
Acer and Wal-Mart

A netbook/notebook is made to check email, surf the net, do light transcribing.  It should perform as well as a larger laptop and has a better battery life than a laptop (4-6h compared to 2-2.5h).   You can check Consumer Reports or PC World to find out how well each brand performs.  Acer is a nice unit, plus it has XP.  Buy a full-size laptop and you get Vista.

As far as buying electronics from Wal-Mart, I buy all my PCs, cameras, etc., from there and have never had a problem with any of them.  The PCs are the same as the ones in Staples, BestBuy, etc., just a $100 or more less.  They also offer a service contract like the high-priced stores.  No, I don't work there.

Two jobs very common, 3 jobs not unheard of.
Hey! My Mom's a manager at K-Mart! She's no dummy.
Retail management is something to be proud of as well, especially after having Martha Stewart hose her out of her retirement, corporate HQ trying to get rid of the older, higher paid employees in favor of youngsters willing to work for peanuts, and WalMart and Sam's trying to shut them down.
Because you've been a K-mart manager, right?
What do you doubt?

That my dad has a four year degree?

That my mother was a stay-at-home mom?

That running a K-mart store is not easy?

Don't just do a hit and run, honey.
applying at wal-mart..or mickey D's
With all the uncertainty, the other day I was in the customer service dept of Wal-Mart and there was a place to sit and fill out an application and I thought for a second or two, maybe I should apply.I didnt but the way transcription is going, I envision myself working at Wal-Mart or McDonalds soon..