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I'd kill for what you have--- be thankful -- sounds very good to me! - nm

Posted By: XXX on 2006-02-06
In Reply to: I have been an MT for 20 years and have a job..sm - Is the grass any greener?


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Good for you. Sounds very interesting and a good chance of pace - sm

but I live in the northeast and not much need for that where I live.  I also live in a small town so that limits my options.  I have spent the last couple of years as a substitute teacher to supplement my MT job and just completed 4-1/2 months as a long term sub which I enjoyed and was a change of pace from MT.  The only problem is as a sub or ed tech you only get paid during the school year so I would have to keep my MT job for summers and school vacations.  With the way things are going in the MT world I hate to rely solely on that.  I don't want to find myself without any job whatsoever.   

Thanks for all the responses.    

be thankful
How about getting a check day? How many of us are two paychecks from bankruptcy...Quitchabitchin...
Thankful MT
And just how many of your wonderkids can actually produce 4000 lines a day?
I'm very thankful (sm)

... and would have just been pleased if they had offered to cover the cost of the test, truthfully! 

I work for a small hospital in TX but they are part of a large corporate health system out of FL so that is likely why they offer such a nice increase.

I'm thankful to have a job at all

To my fellow MTs on Thanksgiving Day.  A poem that makes me realize how blessed I am to have a job at all in this economy.  Even if it's not perfect, it's a paycheck.    Hope it touches the heart of all who read it.



Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~Author Unknown~



I was very thankful on an above post
I can take critism and welcome it actually but not the way that poster put it. I have asked for help, in above posts...I misspelled something thats fine correct me but not that way...I am extremely swamped with this undertaking..The researching has just begun..I am not going to waste my time if I can't get enough people on board...I know Homeland Security but am looking further into that right now.....HIPAA was an after thought as an idea...I am researching that now...Yes I meant to be snippy to that particular post..You get back what you ask for...See posts above by enlarge I have had a lot of helpful ideas from people..And they are well received and happily received..Perfect is something I never claim to be..
Be thankful. If they hire more you will
stare at nothing on the screen.
I guess be thankful. It's more than I got. nm
sounds good then?
so this would be good for me as a beginner? Oh, please say this is perfect for me.
Sounds good. Thanks!
Sounds good to me. Take it and run.
That sounds good!
sounds good thanks

Nothing sounds good.
My culinary creativity is wiped out lately.  Last night, it was fish sticks because the kids didn't like DH's BBQ ribs.  Maybe sub sandwiches...  I'd have to go to the store to get some deli meat, cheese, poor boy rolls and chips, but that sounds kinda good.
Sounds good to me, I have not been anywhere - sm
alone with my husband in about 18 months, unless you count quickies when the kids are asleep. I'd kill just for a night out, dinner, whatever without the kids, tried to talk him into this week since its my birthday (the big 40)....but he wants to take the kids with us....I love them to pieces but a few hours to ourselves would be nice. At this rate it will not happen for another 12.5 years. Fun.
MMM sounds good!
Everything sounds so good right now.  Maybe the garlic will help keep colds at bay!
mmm sounds good..... sm
What time shall I be there? LOL
Sounds good. Let's all do it!
Sounds good to me to.
OK, that sounds good. sm
I was under the impression that the main board was meant as a place to discuss a little bit of everything, and that's why I was so confused about why the posts regarding gas usage were removed. I don't understand how that was considered a "political" discussion, because there really wasn't much of anything about politics even mentioned. Thanks for your time.
Sounds good to me
I would say most people make around 9 to 10 cpl with acute care and ESL's. That is a lot of lph. If I type for an hour straight without breaks I average 230 lph
That sounds good too, LOL. nm
Sounds good, but they ...
still involve beef, pork, fish, chicken...thanks anyway.

I guess there is no way around those meat choices, so may be asking the impossible.

I have never made sheperd's pie so maybe that's an option.

thank you.:)
Sounds Good Too
I'll keep this recipe for the next time.
This sounds really good nm
Thanks - sounds good - I'm going to try it.

Well that sounds good.
That sounds good.  The unmatched SS tax the last time I was an IC, I am still trying to pay.  Good for you.
that sounds like a good

idea if you and sonn get that working and start to make them, I would like to know if price is not expensive.


Sounds good to me, especially for a
doctor's office, doing one speciality. You will probably have holidays off. You'll love that.
Wow. sounds good!
let us know how it works out.  I just got an ergonomic keyboard.  maybe I purchase the wrong thing here :)
That sounds all good, but none of us are
Sorry to say, but mistakes will be made.  We are only human.  Sorry to hear you have no life other than MT.  I have to say though that there are some great MTs out there that also attend sporting events and can produce quality reports, one being myself.  I commend you for being so dedicated, but after all, this is just a job like any other no matter where you do it whether it be in an office or a "home" office.      JMHO.
That sounds all well and good
needs 6 weeks off for surgery or wants 2 weeks of vacation time.   Who will do the work?  Do you then train p.r.n. employees or IC's.  I am also all for employee status, but you must admit as a human we do get sick and do need vacations.  If the office has no qualms with a 6-week back-up or a 2-week back-up, then so be it.  The nationals offer the fact that the work gets done no matter if Susie Q is on vacation or Betty Jo has to go out for gallbladder surgery.  Can we as employees at home compete with that?  Doubt it.  That is the first thing my supervisor told me where I worked for 17 years and decided to resign because I knew they were planning to outsource and wasn't going to "help them" is that we won't have to worry about vacations or sick time or short-term disability claims due to someone needing surgery.  The work will get done and in a timely manner.  JMO.
sounds good
I was doing office notes and it took me about 8 hours to do 1 side of a tape, print, etc.
Sounds like a good
deal for you then! Good luck!
Sounds good to me too!
I wouldn't mind typing up a novel - -something different for a change..
Sounds Good
This sounds like something I might try, though have many places of reference. It just seems like none are really fast when it comes down to it.

Quite a few people were recently stating that they know how to spell all the terms, etc., so I was thinking that maybe they had a good learing technique aside from a way to reference information.

Someone did mention writing the words down, but I already take notes of things I want to look up (unclear spots, etc.) while I am working. I don't think I have time to write all the terms I have to look up too. (There is so much I don't know!)

Think I will try your idea though. You never know which method might work much better! - Thanks again.
$25 sounds good me, sm
only kidding. You might want to check with those who transcribe for court reporters and also insurance transcribers, they might be by the hour.

lol. If she is quiet during the night, be thankful for that.
Always be thankful for what you have, cuz things could be MUCH worse! :) nm
Be thankful. If we were perfect like you obviously are, you'd be out of a job. OMG I thought we
I would type it and be thankful I have work.
Eventually you will get good at it. It takes practice. If you start complaining, they may just send you less work.
Oh my gosh, be thankful and learn!
Seriously, since you're fresh out of school and this is your first job, really take the time to learn from Q.A. and don't worry about how long you stay on Q.A. If the QA people are good (as they should be), it's almost like on-the-job training for you, newMT.

Don't beat yourself up over it or second guess your competency. I think all of us here would agree that no matter how long we've been doing MT work, we STILL learn something new just about every day. The fields and specialties (not to mention every doctor's little idiosyncracies, lol!) will take YEARS to get a confident handle on, so don't sweat it.

Welcome to the world of MT and I think the fact you're so conscientious translates into great success for you.

Hang in there, be thankful for a helpful QA team who can help you learn, and don't push yourself too hard/too fast. You're going to be just F-I-N-E.

sounds good on paper.
but absolutely makes no sense in applying it in the real world.
do you have any idea how good this sounds??!
sounds good. is this only for employees?

While all of what you said sounds good in theory...sm
and I used to agree withyou,  in this real world of MT, we are just typing peons, that are almost disposable... not appreciated and expected to do nonproductive work, not complain, and sit w/o work many days... so in the real world, if we don't jump through the hoops, we just don't have the work, plain and simple as that.
Yep, it all sounds so good on paper

either way I look at it, the problem is, there is nothing to rent here. If my #1 lender falls through and I have to go with #2, it may be possible the seller MAY let me rent for a year, maybe even rent to own. If lender #1 fails, I will be asking. All they can say is no. Originally seller purchased home to rent it and changed their mind, it has been for sale for 2 years, sold twice but financing fell through for other parties.

I'm am going to try for 50/50 with the father of the children as I will need him nights, and he will need me days so we don't have to pay daycare. I will be covering insurance for the kids so yes I will need him to pay some extra to me.

This sounds like a good idea. Thanks. nm
that last recipe sounds good!

I actually do keep track of these recipes believe it or not.  Gives me something to look forward to when I am working.  DINNER! 

MMM that last dish sounds yummy with the pork chops and potatoes.  Thanks!


So it sounds ilke you have a good
incentive and an excellent work ethic.  I have a very hard time making 2000 lines per day with the type of reports thrown at me and the multiple hospitals and clinics I am diong.  But I can do it, just need to type a longer day with no interruptions.