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I've lost my note about where to buy ear bud covers (sm)

Posted By: quietmoods on 2008-01-06
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I've seen posted here before but can't find where I made a note of it. Were can you get the ear bud covers that fit over the little rounded ear buds that companies usually supply.  Mine are so dead I finally threw them away.  I've washed them so often they are in pieces.  I saw where you could buy a set of 12 but now can't find it.  Anyone out there have a clue?  I'd truly appreciate your letting me know where.  Thanks loads and have a great productive day (if you have to work like I do). 

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You've got to be kidding!! You think EOE covers felonies?!!!
Sorry but the mention of felony convictions or any legal trouble isn't covered by the Equal Opportunity Employment act!!

A legal record is in place for those who commit crimes for a REASON. It represents the choices an individual has made.

A company has EVERY right to deny employment to someone with a legal past and SHOULD.

I've lost track of how many people who've asked about it to NOT
I've got a thank you note ready to go out in tomorrow's mail...
thanks for the other contact information for them.  I'll also give them a call.
You know you've lost it when while typing...
you mess with their voices just to entertain yourself.  I like to make them sound like elves.    Anyone else?  I could use a good laugh.
No, because I've never lost anyone extremely close to
me, huh? You assume so much.

I do know how it feels to lose someone before their time, traumatically, lose my world...so don't come here telling me I don't know anything of what she is feeling! How can you sit here and tell me not to judge and then judge me?

Am I harsh? Probably so, but I have good reason to feel the way I do about her. I know we all make mistakes. I've made plenty myself. That doesn't make me change my mind on some of the things she did. Call it what you want. I don't really care.

I did however say that I feel bad for her. I don't think anyone should have to go through losing a child.
I was hit by all 3 that summer, I lost power, I lost work, I lost savings...but..sm
NEVER did my employer in any way imply or threaten or dare even mention that my job was in jeopardy because I could not work immediately following a trifecta of natural disasters! My jaw agape is not at your concern about working, but at your concern that you would lose your job because of it. Companies have to have a heart in some situations. You're one MT, your company won't go under without you working for a week or 2 or 3.
I've lost a local account today that I have had for five years......

I cannot believe that this happened to me today.  I went into one of my doctor's offices this afternoon to pick up his tape for today.   I was given a tape and told that his wife, who is the office manager, wanted to see me in her office.  I thought nothing of it because she sometimes has extra things that she wants me to type up for her and we talk quite often also.  

She tells me that she just has not gotten around to talking with me yet, but  "tomorrow we will start dictating through a company over the internet".  I was blown away!  She said she wanted to give me a break and that if it does not work out she will let me know.   The whole time she was tell me this she was writing me a check as I had just turned in an invoice.   

My first inclination was to throw that #@%$ tape at her and say "do it yourself", but I knew that wasn't the "professional thing" to do.  I was thinking how could she do this to me, not even a 24 hour notice.  She handed the check to me, I snatched it and walked out. 

I have had this account for five years exactly (began August 1, 2000).   I have never took a day off, never raised my rates, never asked anything of them, and my work has always been the best possible quality.  I have been the most dependable person they have could had.   I have passed up other accounts because of them, and I always put them first.   Thank goodness I have other accounts to fall back on.   In our town, there is only one other transcriptionist besides myself, and we both have more work than we can handle most of the time.

Just thought I'd remind all those other MTs out there that no matter how good we are and no matter how much we try to please everyone we are still not appreciated.  I will never be fooled again.  No one will ever receive the attention from me that I gave them.  

I've read the statement; think sheri sat on this and lost it for both of them out of spite
matches her personality.
I've lost more than one hard drive on Dell computers
That's the message you get normally if the hard drive if fried.  I just called Dell and they diagnosed the problem and sent me a new hard drive and I returned the bad one. Is yours still under warranty?
we've lost our sense of community, no more back yard fences, no more coffee klatches
It's the sense of community we miss, and there is some semblance of it here. My son has been online since age 10, and he knows the status of the marriages and pregnancies and jobs and traumas of his gameing friends, from his age on up into the 60s, male and female. They comfort each other, congratulate each other. Ranges from students to cops to medial installers to computer geeks. It's a sense of commnity that has sprung up, but that society doesn't really recognize as REAL yet, it's too new.
I recently lost 20 pounds. That means I lost 80 sticks of butter.

I doubt your brother has won more than he's lost. To win that much he's probably lost 3 times
So he probably has more bills than money. Otherwise the casinos would go broke.
I get mine at Radio Shack.
Wow! Thanks! That pretty much covers it. :)

I'm leaning toward the ham and asparagus casserole. My hubby and I love asparagus.

The kids can have cereal.

Head set covers
Just wondering, anyone know where to get the little ear muff covers for headsets?
Just make sure that if they have insurance that covers it all - sm
that they don't take the $ and run. I thought about doing something for my daughter for her cancer (Wilm's tumor) but luckily did not need to....our insurance has covered all but maybe $100 so far....costs over $60K....have to pay the copays to most of the visits and a misc. fee not covered here and there....probably cost us $300 when all is said and done. Bills/statements dribble in slowly. I can handle that, my kid is alive and that is what is important. Just make sure it is all on the up and up....as horrible as any life-threatening disease is many see it as a way to make free money.
IT eliminates, not covers up, odors...nm
replacement covers for earphones
Does anyone know where I can get replacement covers for my earphones?  I am using a Pearlcorder microcassette machine and they are small?
Here's another that covers A LOT! Good post, BTW! sm
Yes, I have 2 jobs-- the 2nd one covers what my DH used to make at a side job- sm
more actually. It was our college fund $, now it also covers our life insurance payments---grant I am working more now and he less, but he watches the kids a lot, does all the cooking (I have to clean it all up however), takes them out to give me quiet on 1 weekend day, etc. So if your husband/SO is willing to pick up the slack it is doable. Yes, our house could be a lot cleaner too but once every 2 weeks my husband and I do a marathon clean together, and I stay on top of the laundry so that does not get out of hand.....average 5-6 hours of sleep a night but sleep in on Saturday and Sunday until 8---you can do it but it will keep you hopping!
That only covers the income tax, not the social security tax.
You will have to pay the social security tax on your IC pay.
Consumer Reports June 2005 covers this.....sm
type of information if you'll go to your local library they usually have a copy available there.   Happy researching! 
I would think acute care covers wider range

But I'm not sure myself. Would also cover OP notes more extensively and ER reports. Maybe someone will tell us both!

Great West covers Botox for headaches.
Otherwise, go to a neurologist. It only costs $425 and worth every penny.

It sometimes is really hard to transcribe patients complaining about their headaches when your own head is about to explode. I did learn how to take charge of my own care, which happened to be extremely useful because the pain management physician I was assigned to ended up being the biggest idiot on earth. I was finally able to change doctors.
I use EXText with my current job and I've used at a couple of other jobs I've had. I've ne

used DocQscribe, but I have used Meditech, Cerner, Vianeta, the Precyse platform (I can't remember the name), Dolbey, and  Lanier platform I think was called Cequence (?). 

Out of all the different platforms I have typed on, I have liked EXText the best.  In my opinion, it's very user friendly, easy to learn, and I really like ESP which is the built in abbreviation expander.  Plus it is very easy to create your own normals which I love.  My fingers literally never leave the keyboard because there are macro keys for everything.  You can use your mouse if you prefer or learn the function macros.  I love it.  I think I'm more productive on EXText than with any other platform.

I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
Thanks for your note. SM
I think this problem must be specific to my particular account. I have tried all the things we were told, clearing, entering new names to try, etc. Thanks again.
Note to MQ: What would be

retired MTs in your workflow room and being TC's.>?

I am so tired of dealing with haughty people who don't have a clue

why I need something or what I do - and on top of them coping an

attitude with me because I get exasperated with their inability

to do their job which is make the work flow.

If MQ had people hired in their work flow areas who had worked inside

the world of transcription and knew where it goes in a hospital,

what to look at on the screens of the machines in the work flow rooms,

etc etc we wouldn't be getting hysterical messages all the time about

not meeting turn around times.

But no!  they want to hire first-time jobbers to be in control of the lives

of people who have been in the business usually upwards of 15 years

in order to even do this MT job at home with no help or assistance -

and then make us put up with them and at the same time try to make a living.

I don't want a doctor operating me who has never been inside a hospital, and I

am sick to death of dealing with people in a transcription company

who has never been inside a hospital and followed a REPORT around.

They need to see WHY A REPORT is done - HOW IT IS DONE

They need to go to dictate stations - they need to go in a medical records

area and look at charts - go inside an OR - and into the ICU

they need to see how the world of medicine is and how it operates.

Only then will they understand TATs, reports, and why things are done as they

are or at least why people want them done a certain way.

Like if I keep getting dictations with LOUD BUZZING - i don't want to keep getting

LOUD BUZZING - I want to let the hospital know there is probably a bad phone

instrument - and if this work flow person sees where dictation is done he will

understand it wouldn't take much to MAKE THE BUZZING STOP - and not get

pissy with me because I'd like to talk to somebody about LOUD BUZZING ON

REPORTS. - It's not rocket science - just need to let somebody know.

I know this isn't a note, but
maybe this will be of some help, I'm still searching for a note.
Breast-Related Medical Terms

Areola The pigmented or darker colored area of skin surrounding the nipple of the breast.

Asymmetry A lack of proportion of shape, size and position on opposite sides of the body.

Autoimmune Disease A disease in which the body mounts an "attack," disease response to its own tissues or cell types. Normally, the body's immune mechanism is able to distinguish clearly between what is a normal substance and what is foreign. In autoimmune diseases, this system becomes defective and produces antibodies against normal parts of the body, causing tissue injury. Certain diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma are considered to be autoimmune diseases.

Axillary Pertaining to the armpit area.

Bilateral Pertaining to both the left and right breast.

Biopsy Removal and examination of sample tissue for diagnosis.

Breast Augmentation Enlargement of the breast by surgical implantation of a breast implant or patient's own tissue.
Breast Reconstruction Surgical restoration of natural breast contour and mass following mastectomy, trauma or injury.

Capsular Contracture Tightening of the tissue surrounding a breast implant which results in a firmer breast.

Capsulectomy Surgical removal of the entire capsule surrounding a breast implant.

Capsulotomy Closed Capsulotomy: Compression on the outside of the breast to break the capsule and relieve contracture.

Open Capsulotomy: Surgically cutting or removing part of the capsule through an incision.

Carcinoma Invasive malignant tumor.

Congenita Anomaly Abnormality existing at birth.

Connective Tissue Disease(CTD) A disease or group of diseases affecting connective tissue. The cause of these diseases is unknown. The diseases are grouped together on the basis of clinical signs, symptoms, and laboratory abnormalities.

Deflation/Rupture Refers to loss of saline from a saline-filled breast implant due to a tear or cut in the implant shell or possibly a valve leak.

Displacement Shifting in the original position.

Epidemiological Pertaining to the cause, distribution and control of disease in populations.

Extrusion A breast implant or tissue Expander being pressed out of the body.

Fibrous Tissue Tissue resembling fibers.

Hematoma A swelling or mass of blood (usually clotted) confined to an organ, tissue, or space and caused by a break in a blood vessel.

Immune Response The reaction of the body to substances that are foreign or are interpreted as being foreign.

Inframammary Below the breast.

Inframammary Fold The crease at the base of the breast and the chest wall.

Inframammary Incision A surgical incision at the inframammary fold

In-Patient Surgery Surgery performed in a hospital requiring an overnight stay

Latissimus Dorsi Two triangular muscles running from the spinal column to the shoulder.

Mammography Use of radiography (X-rays) of the breast to detect breast cancer. Recommended as a screening technique for early detection of breast cancer.

Mastectomy Surgical removal of the breast.

Subcutaneous Mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue, preserving the skin and nipple.

Partial Mastectomy: Removal of primary tumor and a wide margin of tissue, may include the overlying skin and the muscle fibrous tissue (fascia) underlying the tumor.

Total (Simple) Mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue and the nipple; sometimes accompanied by armpit (axillary) node dissection.

Modified Radical Mastectomy: Removal of breast tissue, nipple, and fascia of chest (pectoralis) muscle with axillary node dissection.

Mastopexy Plastic surgery to move sagging (ptotic) breasts into a more elevated position.

Necrosis Death of tissue. May be caused by insufficient blood supply, trauma, radiation, chemical agents or infectious disease.

Oncologist A specialist in the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of tumors.

Out-Patient Surgery Surgery performed in a hospital or surgery center not requiring an overnight stay.

Mammaplasty Plastic surgery of the breast.
Mammary Pertaining to the breast.

Palpate/Palpability To feel with the hand.

Pectoralis The major muscle of the chest.

Plastic Surgery Surgery intended to improve, restore, repair, or reconstruct portions of the body following trauma, injury or illness.

Prosthesis An artificial device used to replace or represent a body part.

Ptosis Sagging of the breast usually due to normal aging, pregnancy or weight loss.

Rectus Abdominus Major abdominal (stomach) muscle.

Saline A solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water.

Seroma Localized collection of serum, the watery portion of blood, that resembles a tumor.

Serratus Muscle located beneath the chest's pectoralis major and minor muscles and the rib cage.

Silicone Elastomer A type of silicone that has elastic properties similar to rubber.

Subglandular Placement Placement of the breast implant behind the skin and mammary gland, but on top of the chest (pectoralis) muscle. Also called prepectoral or retromammary placement.

Submuscular Placement Placement of the breast implant under the chest (pectoralis) muscle, or under the pectoralis and serratus muscles. Also called retropectoral or subpectoral placement.

Surgical Incision Cut made in tissue for surgical purposes.

Transaxillary Incision Incision across the long axis of the armpit (axilla).

Umbilical Relating to the navel.

Unilateral Affecting only left or right breast.

Anyway, sorry, on a more serious note...
as regards your problem:  Do you have Ad-Aware and SpyBot and have you run those?  If you have run those and are still not finding anything, you might want to try a trial of this program I just downloaded myself and seems to have gotten rid of this darned WinFix (Virtumond?) pop-up problem I've been having recently that my Ad-Aware and Spybot couldn't seem to take care of.  Dang, I might actually buy this one!  But anyway, you can use it for 2 weeks, I think it is, for free (see link below).
Just a note: There are two MTs that I will not SM

use to this day - 15 years down the road - because they did this. They will never get a recommendation from me and they will never sub for me.

You leave a long trail when you do something like this.

on another note
I know a lot of people believe as you do, but in my family I have seen lots of evidence to contradict this theory.

I don't condemn anyone who overdrinks, but I think we spend too much time in our culture blaming genetics and other people - mostly our parents - for our own poor choices and bad behaviors.

Bottom line is, the alcohol does not force itself into anyone's mouth and neither do the drugs. To me, drugs include not just the street drugs, but the legally obtained prescription drugs that so many people rely on to get them through the day (do not flame me about arthritis meds, etc. taken for legitimate conditions).
P.S. and it's an OP note!
On that same note...
I wonder if any of you report errors you notice in other reports to the QA at your office. I have seen some doozies, but I admit I have been remiss. I just wanted to know what the rest of you do, even if the report is old.
sorry -- BAD day. (no note)
perhaps you could drop your TC a note...sm
just to say hi, and welcome.  She/he has many, many more people to get in touch with than you do, so why not make the first move? I'm not at all trying to be ugly, please don't take it that way, it's just, why not just send a message saying hi, and introducing yourself? Just a thought! Good luck with whatever you choose to do!!!
perhaps you could drop your TC a note...
I guess you mean Transcription Coordinator -- what I called my new supervisor. I hear you, but I really don't see that as my responsiblity. MQ is so chaotic, I always get the impression they'd greatly prefer not to be bothered. I'm kinda way past that point with that. Thanks for the welcome anyhow.
perhaps you could drop your TC a note...
I think you've misunderstood me. I agree completely with your most recent post, i.e. being left alone to do my job. Absolutely. I just don't think a courtesy note from a new supervisor is too much to ask. That's not breathing down my neck; IMO, that's courtesy, i.e. Here I am, I'm your new supervisor, here's how things may or may not change, just wanted to say hi and make proper notation of the fact that a change has taken place. WHATEVER.
perhaps you could drop your TC a note...
Okay, now you're making me mad. You don't know me, and you have no right to lump me into a goup with "(my) fellow nut-case MTs" ...and you have the gall to say "nothing personal"? Freakish behavior? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Wow, I came on here looking for some support, and now I'm a freak and a nut case. No thanks! See y'all around!!!
perhaps you could drop your TC a note...
Read your phrase: "your fellow nut-case MTs." It does not say "your fellow MTs, some of whom are nut cases."

Read your phrase: "freakish behavior en masse." It does not say "the freakish behavior of some MTs."

Both of these groupings include me. You are guilty of bad syntax and just plain rudeness. I consider these equally offensive. I most certainly did not fly off of any handle, nor did I (until now) TAKE TO WRITING IN CAPITAL LETTERS TO EXPRESS MY OPPOSITION TO YOUR POINT OF VIEW when a little careful wording would've rendered that unnecessary. I proved you point? You sure proved mine. GOODBYE.
Note for Souzam
Sorry to change the subject, but did you even test for KP? If you have any more questions e-mail me at lilygirl54@adelphia.net.

1-Do not wonder WHY work is being sent overseas when in screening applications 20 of 25 resumes are full of errors, typos and people applying that do not come NEAR to fitting the job requirements.

2-Do not wonder WHY work is being sent overseas when you are hired to work hours YOU REQUESTED and then you do not even bother to start work, call, email, just nothing. 

3-Do not wonder WHY work is being sent overseas when you are tested and screened only to find out that several "friends of friends" circulated the test around and while you do wonderfully on the test, now in the real situation, you can not figure out the difference between discrete and discreet.

4-Do not wonder WHY you were given less and less work, but take a look at the quality of work you produced...full of blanks, not formatted to specifications in the manual sent, skipped reports.  When Q*A has to redo 90% of your work, it is easier to quietly phase you out than to continue to "train" a supposedly seasoned MT

5-Do not wonder WHY you were taken off an account, but look at the feedback you were given regarding the continued mistakes with spelling (you do not use the spellcheck as too time consuming - your words), continued mistakes with doctors signatures, names, formats, phrases.  Your position is to "pound out lines" and not worry about the quality. 

6-Do not wonder WHY no one will hire you...after all, MTSOs communicate with each other too and the same names just seem to cycle through

7-Do not wonder WHY companies look overseas for workers...because at least THEY want to work.  They are not taking days off at a time with no notice...leaving a company and client in the lurch. 

8-Do not wonder WHY your resume was not answered...you applied before, were tested before and never bothered to answer emails regarding hiring...never bothered to start on your start date...resumes are kept and note made of why someone that seemed very qualified was not hired.

9-Do not wonder WHY you were not hired...remember me?  I am the one that tested you, screened you, then talked to you for quite some time on the phone interviewing you.  Remember me?  I am the one you "sold" yourself to as far as being ethical, good worker, etc., only to find out that you received the hiring package, then contacted the client directly and suddenly, you did not want the job and then I see you are working FOR THEM....

10-Do not wonder WHY you were not hired after taking the test...take a look at the test results and the responses back you made like "that is how I have always done it" and I do not think you are correct because that is not how I was told or trained to do it.

11-Do not wonder WHY you were quietly let go...check your invoices and the inflated lines and/or hours on there?  The system SHOWS the reports you ran, lines you did, but you continue to add report numbers not done by you and lines not done by you.  AND for bonus hours...you continue to add bonuses that were not earned.

12-Do not wonder WHY I cringe when it comes time to hire again..I cringe because of every MT out there that shows NO RESPECT to a potential employer now or down the road by ignoring remails.....receiving a test, but never taking it...getting a test graded and offered position but never responds back....going through entire hiring process with access codes, start dates and times but then NEVER even starts...or the ones that we PAY a computer guy to get set up and they never start working...or we send software and equipment to and then never get it back or have a legal fight to get it back.

There are two sides to ever story, this I know, but as an MTSO the above are simply a FEW of the hundreds of things experienced in trying to hire just ONE good MT....

Thank you so much for such an encouraging note!

I am going through a separation from my husband.  He thinks a sacrifice is giving up going to the local bar when he gets of work, giving up his drunk he has on a daily basis, and just all in all growing up and taking on responsibilities.


I have been so down and depressed lately that I have to FORCE myself to work.


Thank you for being the angel on my shoulder today!

On another note, it is proven that
addictions are hereditary also. I am not saying everyone who has alcoholism in their family will be alcoholics, but you are more likely to suffer from addiction than someone who does not have a family history.
Geez!! Take a note of the pay.


Isn't being a medical Transcriptionist being an interpreter.  Seems like our pay ought to be commensurate, don't you think? 

I can't imagine why my note
has all of these hits, especially since it wasn't a general question and had nothing to do with transcription. Must have been a slow work day :)
Op note account
Anybody out there that does surgery notes exclusively and how do you like it?  Thanks in advance. 
How to get more OP note training
I had dabbled in operative reports quite sparingly at a prior job, really only typing STAT ones that the hospital called about since I was the only Transcriptionist working nights, so I really do not have much experience and dreaded them.  I think it would have been easier if I would have had some training or examples prior to just doing them, but they were quite frustrated most of the time.  Anyhow, my question is how to get experience on OP notes so they aren't so frightening?  I had asked my current employer when I was hired, but they of course (and I understand why, not complaining here) did not want to have to train or 'help' someone.  So I type the rest of acute care minus the OP reports.  I would like to get some experience on them however, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
Little red note book? sm

Anybody heard of this?  My SIL was offered this program with her Career Step course.  She was told that a lot of MTs use this to store important information for future reference.  I have been doing in this business for 13 years and have not heard of this program.  I told her that I felt if she had adequate reference material, as well as knowledge of several reference web sites, I thought she would be fine.  I told her I would ask around though. 

So, has anybody used this and if so, was it worthwhile and useful?  Thanks!!!




You too!! What a sweet note! Thank you.