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I am glad I waited to hear results on this before buying. sm

Posted By: Frankie on 2006-03-01
In Reply to: equalizer - junk

I need something that gives truly better syllable discrimination, and most head phones are geared for listening to music, not voice. I still have not found anything better than stethoscope earphones for that purpose.

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Glad to hear it's not just me!
Maybe we should start a support group for people like us :)
Glad to hear that it is not (SM)

a clot.  As I was reading your post and "pedal edema," it made me think of how my right ankle hurts at night from all the pedal pushing during the day!!  It is truly a case of pedal edema for us folks!! 

Seriously though, I hope you get totally better.

So glad to hear you say that
I had answered a post because the poster said really hard to work from home and she did not know about, I guess, about taking things off on taxes such as part of the electricity, gas bills and I was just stating what I do and how I try to cut down on my bills so as to not overspend. I, like you, have never ever had anyone to think I have a bon-bon job at home. I think when you let people take advantage of you, they will. Expecting a phone call the other day that was important, caught it only to have a sales pitch. I told the person working, sorry and he said well I will only take a few minutes of your time. Then I said, no you won't- told you I was working and hung up. It sure is simple for me.
Glad to hear

I have a nurse practitioner friend who goes crazy with the transcription...account MUST be verbatim.  She was telling me that the MT will type

"and please send a copy to -------"     instead of doing a cc:

Personally I think it's crazy.  For me, I'd like to use my brain when I'm transcribing. Of course that is MHO.

Glad to hear
I'm not alone. Do any of you ever just trust that it must have been said and not re-listen?

Also because physicians often use abnormal sentences (leaving out little words, etc.), it makes it hard to know when proofing if I missed a word or if it was dictated that way. I like double check though, because sometimes I did leave a word out.
Glad (or sad) to hear that I am not the only one.
Maybe time to look for a place that does not use Escription. 
Glad to hear it!
Back around the dawn of time when I started transcribing, it was DISC. Always, always, always. Then disk started coming into style, though it set my teeth on edge, especially the glaring "diskectomy" which I thought everyone KNEW was wrong.

So glad to hear disc is making a comeback!

I am glad to hear that...
Over the years as we have been warned about our jobs ending because of VR, I didn't lose any sleep over it.  I think VR is a good thing when it works - and it obviously must work in your case - my experience with it was not so good.  VR, to me, is an entirely different ballgame than being the second or third in line to edit reports that could as well be typed once by a skilled Transcriptionist in the US.
Glad to hear about your home...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

I'm glad to hear she is enjoying
her life!
glad to hear you made it through
Some of us who work for that ___ company might be experiencing some stress and some of the same symptoms in the near future. Its so important to keep yourself healthy with "yunguns" you're responsible for.. God bless you
Hey Jodie, glad to hear all is well.
You're still in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep strong and don't let the trolls get to you.  There are still those of us here who care about your situation even though we don't really know you.
Glad to hear you testify!!!
Now if we could only do something about it...........
Glad to hear you are leaving MQ

Honestly, I don't know how you put up with that for 10 years.

I was hired there 5 years ago at 8 cents/line and that was fresh out of school.  They even bumped me up to 8.5 shortly before I ended up quitting.  They have been screwing you over bad.

Glad to hear you all had a good time. :)
Thanks for the updates, glad to hear things
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Glad to hear you have found your "nitch", and
It is so nice to have a place to go where there are others who can understand where you are coming from.  Good luck on your new job!
Along these lines, I have another experience you will all be glad to hear...sm
I personally know of a large company that had always maintained they would not outsource but then felt forced to give it a try. It lasted one month, and they quit doing it because of the extremely poor quality of work being returned to them. You must understand that this is a company that is really needing people, as most of the larger ones are, and even in their highly motivated frame of mind to do something to fill their need for help they made the decision in one month that outsourching was not going to work. This should serve as a good reminder to all of us of the importance of exerting ourselves in terms of achieving and maintaining high accuracy. Being thoroughly familiar with the rules regarding grammar and punctuation in addition to the medical content we need to be familiar with may be a "gag-me" experience for some, but it's important that we stay on top of it. It's what separates those who do this work from those who wish they could.
I am so glad to hear you talk about VR in a good light
I have a jewel of a platform and you can make a decent salary. It is not garbage and like you said, the people here complaining are ones who do not have a good system. You have to be fast in scanning and hearing. If you are a slow typist to begin with, I have no idea how this would play into a person who does really good with VR. I do not fit that category and the people I have know that did VR did not either.
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So glad to hear your good news!!!! Eat a candy bar anyway :-) no message
what were they going to pay you for while you waited? nm
NEVER sat and waited.
Among others, I have worked for MQ as an employee, and for MDI as SE. If there is no work, i go do something else. I check back and try again throughout the day, evening. If i cannot be that flexible on a given day, i just let them know, i was available, but the work was not. at least i am productive in SOME kinda way then.
My husband did this, only he waited until
he got to college to do it. He too loves the game but was burnt out on it. He had 7 colleges to chose from. He went to camp and after the first 2 weeks made first string as a Freshman, he quit the next week. He would have gone Pro but instead he quit school and joined the Army. He has been in the Army now for 17 years, going back to school after his first tour to Saudi, and he does not regret it one bit.

His opinion is that he started playing ball for him but when everyone saw how good he was, it then became about them and the fun was gone. He did not want to live the rest of his life doing what "other" people wanted him to do.

Your son has chosen academics over ball and there is nothing wrong with that. Maybe he doesn't want to be labeled as a "great football player" but instead as a "great man". Support him, like you are, don't be sad, be happy that he is mature enough to make this decision. He is bound for many a great things! Good luck to you and your family.
I waited 5 days for JLG
I'm sure I will have to wait until Saturday again this week!!!
I just got a laptop and I can't believe I waited so long to get one!
If your account only uses WAV files and you don't need a phone line, you can work anywhere! I've already taken two out of town trips and was able to work at both places. this summer, I totally intend to be outside watching my kids swim and play while I'm working. Everybody should have a laptop!
pronto? The OP has waited months....just

and you waited all this time to say something why would be their first question...
Waited 6 years to buy one could have made
and now I can't imagine living without it. I took a job recently and I could not use Smartype on their program, they had an Expander but with nothing in it LOL and I thought I was going to die!!! Get one...it is NOT faster typing it.
Not me. But I've waited for this for a long time.

Been through the daily grind for over 20 years.  At one point I even had all four of my kids in different schools, having to drop them off before leaving for work.  I don't miss it one bit. I still laugh when I'm lying on the couch in my pajamas reading the morning paper while all of the commuters are fighting for a place in line at Dunkin Donuts.

But with 4 kids, 3 still at home, my house has always been like Grand Central Station. I have never been able to complain about the quiet for sure. Hubby works nights so is here during the day and starting early afternoon there is an endless stream of hungry teenagers in and out as well as messy little grandkids.  I don't remember the last time that I was completely alone for more than an hour.  I wouldn't know what to do.

In Canada, my relatives waited months for an
went to a wedding once where we waited for 4 hours! we finally went to McDonald's. nm
Good grief, you started this all. You should have just waited. Xanax to the rescue. nm
the results
Well, it seems that there is a fairly even distribution of MTs amongst many age groups. I did not expect there to be so many younger MTs. Thanks you for your replies.
lab results
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lab results
Thanks so much!!
I use OpenOffice with the same results. sm
I do the same thing in open office. I cut and paste every report into one document, check character count, and divide by 65. It always comes out close, in my favor.

I think the reason it comes out with more than what DQS does is because we do get paid for any demographics we have to type in ourselves, like dates, or if the demos don't import.

But I still have trouble doing the lines I did before DQS.
very pleased with results (sm)
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Research results
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Good results! sm
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Testing results

I just tested with one of the nationals. I have never before had to do this and did receive the results (97%). Does anyone know if this includes the objective portion or only the transcribed reports?

Thanks for your input.

They only show the results

of the most successful ones.  I had some reconstructive surgery once and was shown a book of people who this plastic surgeon had worked on.  Later, when I was being fit for a prosthesis, that person showed me pictures. She told me then.  My picture was never part of the portfolio of those which were the "wow, what a difference group."

If they showed you pictures of what you probably would look like (with the difference being minimal), they would lose a lot of business because you wouldn't bother spending the money for something that even when people know you had something done, they can't even tell.

Brain dead today - or is it hear hear? I'm going to bed.
Marry me?! :) Seriously...hear, hear. Good post. - nm
Guaranteed positive results.

It seems people everywhere are looking for positivity - especially in light of the Katrina disaster, on top of the 9/11 anniversary, the Iraq war, tensions in every aspect of our life.  I'm going to share a personal mantra of mine that has helped me in the past, is soothing me now, and will greatly benefit me in the future as well.

Fasting can be looked at in different ways.  Most of the time, we think of it purely toward food and most of the time associate it with religion.  Fasting, however, is really a drawing back, holding back, purposefully now allowing full satisfaction.  You can do this in any and all aspects of your life.  Fasting as a way of life can change your life -- it has mine.

By not allowing myself to fully satisfy whatever aspect I am engaging, I make room for personal growth and fulfillment from that innate resource of the soul.  I recognize God as my maker, my Father, my Savior.  Some recognize other forms of higher power.  I can speak from MY experience, my beliefs, that fasting in areas of your life as a way of living will grant Him room to give you satisfaction and fulfillment beyond what you could have achieved without it.

You can fast with money -- don't buy everything you want to with the last $5 in your hand, give it away.  Give it to some worthy cause.  Give it to church.  Buy diapers or food for a local shelter.  Don't take all your money for just yourself.

You can fast with time -- give 30 minutes a week to read stories to children at the library, to visit a nursing home and play checkers or just talk and hold the hands of people who have no control over their fate, or volunteer with CASA or a battered women's shelter, or even a school to help with room mothers or watch traffic at the high school, etc.  Don't take all your time for just yourself.

You can fast with your intellect -- give an hour a week to work on changing a problem in your community, your state, your local government, your school district, this nation, this world.  Use your mind and determine a value really close to your heart and then use your intellect to understand where you can help and do so.  Don't take all your intellectual energy for just yourself.

You can fast spiritually -- give an hour or two a week in prayer for simply thanks.  It takes the focus off YOU.  It puts it on OTHERS.  It directs your attention away from what you are inundated with all the time.  Don't take all your prayer time for just yourself.

Of course, you can fast with food as well.  Wednesdays are the middle of the work week and perhaps you could do a juice fast (only juice/water) for the day, or fast from something you usually indulge in, or just simply decide to always leave food uneaten on your plate every meal.  Do it with the remembrance of the millions who die every single day from not having food to eat.  Do it to recognize that we have it all right here in our own backyard.  Do it to recognize the choice you have of whether you WANT to eat, what you want to eat, how much you want, etc.  Maybe you will fast a meal and send the makings of one to a shelter or to a family in need.  Don't take all the food just for yourself.

The list can go on and on and on.  It truly works.  You can start really really small and if you want to increase what you are enjoying, you've a base to start on.  Start with $5 a payperiod to invest in others; 30 minutes a week to give to others; 30 minutes a week studying and working toward resolution of a problem in your world somewhere; 30 minutes a week of prayer for others; a meal a week for others. 

Trust me, it is a different type of sacrifice.  One that only offers positive results and they are guaranteed for everyone. 

Guaranteed positive results
Thank you for such a wonderful post. I know that this is true. I've tried and have been successful in teaching my children that it is important to give and help others but I find myself slacking in these areas recently. With my health problems I feel I have been mired down in self-pity but with your post to remind me what it's all about, perhaps I will be able to get back on track. Thank you again - your post has been a blessing.
You will definately see great results
within a week or two.  It's a great workout, easy, and definately will give you results.  Stick with it and you will be very pleased.  I love pilates
American Idol Results.....SOON

The results are in............who is leaving American Idol tonight?  We will know in about 30 minutes from now.  My feeling is that either Kevin or Kellie are going home tonight......I like Kellie, but she really doesn't have the voice like the others, and Kevin, well, he speaks for himself - CHICKEN LITTLE - LOLOLOLOL!

I see it coming down to Chris and Kathryn!!!!!!!!

Preliminary good results...sm
Mammo and ultrasound were clear as of when I left the hospital an hour ago.  Already had an appointment set up with the specialist and they wanted me to keep that.  So we'll see what he has to say on Thursday.  Thanks for the good thoughts, everyone.