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I agree. And as someone posted on another board here, it's hard to care about it when the dictat

Posted By: I hear ya! on 2005-10-19
In Reply to: SPEAK CLEARLY! - MTMommy

Being these are pretty darn important documents, it's equally as important for us to get it right as it is for them to slow down so we can truly actually hear what they're trying to say. It's a joint effort that often falls short on their end for whatever reason.

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Please see my question on company board -posted on wrong board
All word questions need to be posted on the Word board. Please use the correct board to post.
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Are you the one who posted on the Ask the Dr board?

I go to "The Stop Smoking Center" for online support.  I quit for eight years, but this past 13 months have been so crazy that I relapsed exactly one year ago.  I've been peeved at DH and stressed over a lot of stuff, so I lit up one night while out with a friend.  I quit again for three months using Zyban, but relapsed yet again after stopping that.  I do OK during the day with not smoking, but DH smokes outside at home so it's tough to stay quit being around him.  I just keep making excuses to not quit.  That means I'm just not ready yet.  People handle their emotions and stress fine without smoking.  I handled everything fine for eight years without smoking, and those eight years were pretty hairy, too..  For me, it's a question of replacing my bad emotional crutch with a good one.  (Exercise!)

Good for you for making the decision!  You can do it!  Google the support board I told you about, and I'll probably be around here if you want to buddy up or anything.

This is posted on the job board:

...7 cpl for a 65-char. line with room for increase. Please send resume and place "ESL MT" in the subject line. These are very difficult accents...

Is this serious??  THAT is why there is nothing left to this profession.  Applying for and accepting jobs like this is what has been the kiss of death for MTs.  I hate to think what they would pay for non ELSs - 5 cpl?

I have posted this before on another board
My DH cousin jokeingly said to be a Transcriptionist all you have to do is know how to type and spell. I said "okay, spell pterygoid muscle." After a long blank stare he said, "There is no such thing". Like I said he truely was joking but so many people think there is nothing to this job.
Look on the job board, someone just posted a weekend only job - nm
It should be posted on the Company board, please.
On another board here, I posted a news
article which actually identified this New Zealand company as being owned by a HUGE American national....everyone laughed at me and said this was old news - offshoring. But it was sure news to me that it was my company and now in New Zealand. Personally, I'd love to transfer there. Lots of nice sheep and trees.
Silly me, you posted t his on the Gab board too - sm
I got confused!!!!!
sorry...posted on wrong board
Someone posted abbreviations before this board went
bonkers and I had copied it down. When site went down, so did my copy. Does anyone have a good site for abbreviations? Thanks.
I also posted on the political board, but -
I did not refer to Obama or McCain and the political side of it, I am interested more in how it is effecting us in the United States. Everyone else is posting here about their jobs and that is what I am talking about. I don't care about policies right now, I am wondering how every day life is going to change.

And, no, I am not being rude, just explaining myself.
Just posted on the Political Board
a long rant on this - please refer to that. But also see this website.

It's time to take a stand MTs!

If you are the OP, you also posted this on the Company board
As being a position with Keystrokes. I didn't think KS hired ICs?

Color me confused but...?
At the top of the Company Board is posted ....s/m
' Don't make your decisions based on someone else's recommendation - Administration '
One guy posted on message board, saying he was on his laptop in the car.
He said they are doomed if they do not open up the highway going the opposite direction, as you said. And, fuel is an issue, needless to say.

Mandatory evacuation should have been ordered soon, they are saying, as opposed to voluntary.
Okay, Top Ten Reasons Why... posted on comedy board

This one is good.

I believe they are posted on "Job Seeker's Board"
Posted on Coder's board, but cannot get a reply
This is an awesome link... Thanks so much, I posted this on another board (sm)
Was referred to this Tips & Techniques... No clue what it meant... This explains a lot. Thanks so much.
Bloopers can be posted on the Comedy board.
Hi Donna. I posted to you on the autoimmune board

Other people have posted about the ad on the company board--
--but the posts were deleted. I'm not sure what's up with that.
Administrator I posted my name for looking for an MT job on your job resume board and I dont see it
We have not moved this topic to the Company board. Perhaps you posted it
there initially thinking it was the Main board.
Re above message - just posted on technical board. Need help badly.
As always, political posts should be posted on the Politics board.
Posted another quick and good one on recipe board for you.
Posted on the Gab Board about name suggestions for my cookie business if anyone would like to help
I'm not sure how busy the Gab Board is compared to this board, so I thought I'd post here as an fyi. Thanks for any help :)
Sorry to disappoint you but I've never posted on the newbie board!
On job board. Some goof posted 11:50 hour for 2 years experience

To the service who posted a job ad on the Main board, the reason your post
was removed is because all job ads are to be posted on the Job Seeker's board. Any "well-deserving MT" knows to look at that forum for that "chance to work for an excellent company and make an excellent line rate". Feel free to post your ad there.

Thank you.
MT Week prizes are posted on the Main board. Watch for them and then
follow the directions to enter. If you see a post that has a winner announced beneath it, that prize is no longer available.
I agree with you and just posted the sm
same thing probably around the same time you posted yours. Where I live, there is a place who buys out overstock, sell outs, etc. It is much cheaper than lumber liquidators even (although that is where I would go if this place were not around). He just has a big warehouse and we did our bedroom, huge family room and hallway with the same thing, 25 year warranty, best you can get and it was just a little over 600 bucks! It was going to cost us more than that just to do the bedroom if we bought it at Lowes or Home Depot.

This guy is amazing who has this place but you just have to look around. There is so much stuff and it is so big that you have to go for one thing at a time because it will overwhelm you. Luckily it is right by our house.
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


The mtstars.com domain name has been hijacked, so this website will probably go down and then come back up with old information (not current posts). We are setting up at mtstars.net and taking legal action to regain the mtstars.com domain. Please do not post at this site further as the domain has been taken over by an offshore entity.

Thank you for your loyalty over the years, but know that we are not gone. We plan to have mtstars.net up and running very soon ...

I agree. I've posted about this too. sm

It sounds so ridiculous and self-important.  I hear this myself thing all the time, and it drives me crazy. 

Actors on talk shows especially love to say things like:  "Yeah, it's myself, (why are you putting yourself first - it's like it's doubly wrong!) Richard Gere, and Julia Roberts in the movie."  (I heard an actor do this 4 times during a 5-minute interview.  I was yelling at the TV!  ;o)

Noooo, it s/b:  "It's Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, and me in the movie."  (What's wrong with little old me?) 

It's like when people incorrectly use the word *I* when *me* would be correct.  (Like saying:  "Come with John and I to the party," instead of correctly saying "Come with John and me to the party.") 

They say it thinking *I* sounds better.  I think it's the same thing with *myself.*  It sounds correct to those who don't know better (and you'd think doctors would know better).  To those who do know better, it just sounds... silly! 

One other pet peeve is that I constantly hear (even on the local news, which really drives me crazy) people say *there's* instead of *there are.*  Example:  "There's many reasons to exercise."  There is many reasons?  No!  There are.  (In casual conversation, not a big deal.  But on the *news*?  Wow.) 

Thanks for letting me vent. 

Agree....and many of the companies that posted
They just posted here because they hire both....heck, MQ had their own BOARD on here and they offshore.
I agree, but it's so hard getting used to at first. -nm
Yes, we agree. I 1st posted to person who didnt
oops - posted in wrong place. I agree with everything QA said,not U.
I posted that question last week. I agree it would be nice
and it does seem to be a DAILY topic as of late.
I agree...working at home with children is possible just very hard...
I have a 9-year-old and an 18-month-old and I wake up early in the morning before the kids wake up and work and then work some more during my daughter's nap...there are days I want to pull my hair out but my children don't suffer and neither does my job...thank goodness my company is flexible otherwise I couldn't do it...
Agree! Hard to make it as single person, let alone a family. nm
I was referring to new MTs and I don't care if you agree


Agree. Not like pt's care hinges on whether U t
Agree, which is why I no longer do acute care.
I do think acute care work should pay a lot more than it does. I did acute care for quite a while and gave it up because I make so much more doing clinic notes with A LOT less stress. Why work harder for less pay? Makes no sense to me.
I totally agree. Them not paying is NOT hearsay. It is fact so why let them scam hard-working MTs.
SAY NO.. to their advertising. What a scam they have going.
I agree that if it hurts the patient's care you should speak up.
I completely agree. I don't care how long it's been a 'tradition'.
It's pure senseless slaughter in the purest form.  Maybe they should have "running of the Spaniards" and see how they like it! 
As far as company VR for critical care it is not very good and I agree with the other poster. I tend
to leave little words in or if I have to take a lot of words out an extra word gets stuck in. It is a mess. If you are speaking of your own person VR at home to help I know nothing about that. With companies at this stage of the game you will not increase your productivity as you think.