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I call it Mack Truck Flu.

Posted By: RadGuy on 2005-12-23
In Reply to: Anybody else have what I call Freight Train Flu? - FTF survivor :)

Feels like  you've been run over with a Mack truck! Glad U are feeling almost within normal limits.

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Truck driving
My friend and her husband drove as a "team" before he passed away.  She said it isn't as easy as it looks-- especially if you are a woman.  She said she had to back the trailers into the loading docks and all the "macho men" would just stand there and stare at her-- apparently they are too "manly" to have their jobs taken by women.  Anyway, she said the driving part was fun, but the company monitors you every second via some kind of tracking device and it isn't like I thought-- that you could stop in various parts of the country, etc.  There is a lot of technical stuff you have to know about the truck, maintenance, etc., as well.  She said she wouldn't do it again.
truck type
Don't have direct experience but my husband trucks and am familiar with the concepts. This is an intriguing scenario so hope you don't mind if I speculate a bit.

A few questions for you. By partnership, do you mean you intend to drive, as in split equal driving hours with him? What kinds of distances are involved...state/regional or interstate? You talking lap top type on internet based platform or what (i.e., method of report transmission)?

Certainly, RV is not the same as OTR. I think your main issue would be internet access while in motion. You want to type PT or drive PT or what?
The ice cream truck
The Mister Softee ice cream truck came every evening. You could hear his bell dinging wayyyy before he got to our street. On special occasions (i.e., daddy's payday) we were allowed to go a sundae or milkshake or rootbeer float. I read in the paper just the other day that the man who started Mister Softee recently died.
We saw an ice cream truck the other day (sm)
and my daughter was so excited. But I told her I doubt it if it would come up where we live because there is too much of a spread between houses. We saw it going through a housing development. Which makes sense, but was a disappointment for my daughter (and me!!!!). I remember playing outside and hearing the music way in the distance. I would run to get dimes from my Mom or Dad. That is a VERY pleasant memory. Thanks to OP for starting this topic.
We have an ice cream truck come through
our neighborhood every day. They have all the good stuff from the good ol' days!
Did you just fall off the turnip truck?
Of course it's a scam. Grow up.
Leased a truck for four years. At the
end of that time, purchased the truck because we had put so many miles on it, and they financed for another FIVE years to keep the payments about the same. Won't try that again!!!!!!!!!!!!
good job! watch out for the truck

being in your name because whatever he does will come back on you so if he crashes and hurts someone, they can come after you.  my x took all the keys so I had another set made and they didn't work so I reported it stolen and let the cops get it from him. (the car was only in my name)  plus it adds to your paper trail that you're going to need to keep yourself protected. 

don't you feel better all ready!

Sorry but truck driving is going south also
Also had hubby as truck driver, as well as done team driving --the rates there are going down as many are coming over the borders and able to drive for less.  So that profession has dropped 50% as well or at least held its own over the past ten years which is not a progression at all.  Even owner-operators are seeing a decline.  So it is hitting everywhere. 
Back the turnip truck up!
You are working full-time with demands of 1,200 lines a day and only making $16,000.00 a year.  You'd better find another job.  What part of the Earth do you live?  My goodness, clerks make more than that.  You may want to try becoming a file clerk as you'd probably make more and it certainly would be less stressful!  Take care!
My husband used to drive a truck and

back in 1970s, he made $1 a mile and above. He got out when the rates went down, when the government starting forcing truckers to drive only so many miles a day, and when the companies wanted you to drive over and above the so-called allowable mileage and if you got caught, YOU paid, not the company. Then there was the cross-country in 3 days deal....then, 'Hm-m-m, he could do it in 3 days, let's push a little harder to see if he can cut his time down more."

Bet you're hubby never makes $1 a mile or above now, especially with the high fuel costs and maintenance of the truck unless he is Haz-Mat or in a specialized field.

Oh, BTW, they are bringing back the railroads because "it's too expensive to truck the goods anymore."  It's the old "dange" if you do, and "dange" if you don't type of deal.

Oh, wait! Could this be just like transcription?

Yeah, must have fallen off the turnip truck.

After paying on my truck and house for a year I can
refinance and get an interest rate that is close to someone who has never filed bankruptcy before.  So, the high interest rate won't be there forever and at least I will have assets rather than renting or not having a car at all.  So, bankruptcy in my case was the best option.
I'd think it would be long-haul truck driver or
long haul truck driver, depending on account specs and whether or not they use hyphens.
Congrats and while you are at it, report your truck stolen by him.
I have the truck! Forgot that important tidbit!
The police asked him to relinquish it. Ta Da !!!
The Good Humor ice cream truck! They still
sell some of the products in the store, but it is nowhere near as good.  The vanilla ice cream bars covered with toasted almonds!  The half and half popsicles with flavors like rasberry and lime that were SO fruity!  The Good Humor man in his white outfit!  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  It was great!
good luck to you!! Do something about that truck..you are responsible for any damages unless you
it taken without permission (different than stolen).
Camaros..three 1994, 1998, and 1999 and a truck,
Chevy truck 2005
My hubby drives a long distance truck
thank goodness! He says the trucking business in dire need of truckers. Bet we donít see folks punching those in.
It's a bus, not a truck load of nuclear waste. It's a blue collar job,
Used to own a Suburban, loved that truck. Have ridden in Ford trucks and SUVs

got the "phone call" -- get this, MQ has hired a bunch of telemarketers to call all of us to

we received our "incentive packet."  They don't even have the wherewithall to contact us personally.   These are temp-agency hired telemarketers sitting around a boiler room making sure we're reading our mail.... told him it don't pertain to me because I've been demoted from FT to SE.... He said, "yes, the letter is vague, but it does pertain to FT as well as SE...." yeah right, we'll see.

The Helms Bakery Truck! It sold candy & Pixie-Sticks, too! Yumm! (n/m)
*70 will disable call waiting unless you are expecting a call and want it on (nm)
On-call requires on-call compensation by law
This field gets more disgustingly grotesque daily.
Call me, call me anytime.
I'm waiting to hear back on a job.  Call me!
Call KS and call your bank. Why ask here?
If they don't call you within 15 minutes, you should call them. There
is no excuse for leaving you sitting by a phone all day. At the very least, an e-mail explaining why the delay. If this is the way they train, how do they pay. Do you really want to work for a company who thinks so little of your time?
Our 16 year old son has been working for a year now to pay for his truck.
He's learning how to sand and do body work and how the engine and transmission go together. My parents didn't buy cars for my siblings and I either. I had a 20+ year old beater car until I could afford to move up to a a newer one.

I see all the nice new cars parked in the high school parking lot every day. It's nice that so many disrespectful punk kids get handed something nicer to drive than what all the teachers drive. Oh, well. Honestly, I think most of them borrow Mommy or Daddy's car or are the child of a doctor who can afford to hand them everything.

Hopefully, my kids will take better care of their cars because they bought and built them on their own. You're not going to grow up to be responsible if you don't work hard for something and expect Mommy and Daddy to bail you out all the time.

Oh, my Dad lectured us on even allowing our child to have a vehicle because Dad didn't have one until after he had worked his way through college, lettered on the football team, got straight As, lettered on the baseball team, yadda yadda. He either walked or hitched a ride. Yeah, well, times were different back then, Daddy-O. LOL At least my kid has the opportunity to work and earn his own car.
The good ice cream on the ice cream truck sm
that used to go by my house. We would run out with nickels and buy cones. And yes, I do remember Mickey Mouse ice cream bars. Yum.
Call the doc and get an Rx....sm
My 3 kids had hand, foot, and mouth disease and the lesions in their mouths was just awful!! When they got chicken pox about a year after that one of my kids had them in her mouth and the doctor prescribed the same mouth rinse. They swished it around and spit it out and they stayed numb for hours! They finally got rest that way and so did I!! Go luck to you and hope all is well soon.!
you may need to call the doc (sm)
cause when I had the chicken pox, the same think happened to me and they did spread to my throat and became infected.  I had to take antibiotics...I remember so well cause I was 13 YO when I had them.  Also, it is Maalox and Benadryl, and viscus lidocaine, but I think that is Rx only.  I'd call the doc if it were my child.   give them a hug for me, I know how they feel!
I would call
your local humane society first and speak to them about the matter.  First, do a little investigation while your neighbors are gone.....does the dog have fresh water and food during the day?  Does he have shelter at all times from the sun or from storms?  It is totally a bad thing for any animal to be kept on a chain.  Look real hard and try to find out anything they are doing wrong with that poor pup.  Actually just calling the humane society or animal control about his constant barking should bring them out to talk with the owners.  Let us know how it goes for you.  I know it has been unpleasant for you but, as you apparently realize, it is even worse for that dog.  This is your chance to help him. 
call first

I would contact Hotels.com first to see why they only reimbursed partial.  That is ridiculous.  I would be upset.  How long ago did they bill your credit card?  I'd call your credit card company and dispute the charge.  Most credit card companies will fight it for you.

Good Luck!!

You call that a different POV?

the point is how this person has attacked the OP.  They were rude and it was uncalled for.  so the next time you have a concern and bring it here, we can rip you apart instead of give support and you can chalk it up to it being a different POV.

I get so SICK of some people trying to make excuses for bad behavior. 

We call them
PIG NUTS up here!  LOL  They are good, though.
call in 1-800

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On Call Pay..
I know someone who works as a computer tech. When she is on call for a weekend, she gets paid $3 an hour for every hour she is given "on call" duty, so basically from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday, she is paid $3 an hour, whether she has a "trouble" call or not. When she does get a call it is usually 15-30 minutes to deal with it, and it rarely happens. I think she has a great deal. She is not a transcriptionist, but is employed by a hospital.
On Call Pay
Thanks Pam. That gives me an idea of price range.
I can see why you call yourself that!
Spheris is hiring over 1500 US MTs THIS YEAR ALONE, you idiot. It's laughingly obvious that you're a disgruntled worker or EX. LMAO I hear McDonalds is hiring. LOL

Everything in your post is bogus. Just an angry dissidence. LMAO
I will call them
I will call them once I get DSL in my area. It isn't available here yet.
Why are we getting a call
to ask if we got the packet yet when we are not supposed to get it until October? This seems really weird to me.
The call...

was very friendly. Medquist will now offer:

1.  15 cpl/line for each and every MT regardless of ASL or regular transcription.

2.  If work runs out each MT will be guaranteed compensation at their average hourly salary until work does come in.

3.  All offices will be run exactly the same way.

4.  If U believe all this, I do have a rather nice bridge in Brooklyn to sell...

No call yet either
I am still waiting for my call regarding the Rewards Plan. Letter is dated 9/2 and today is 9/14; that is almost a couple of weeks. The packet will come sometime in October so we will probably get a call a few days before it comes so we won't have enough time to look it over.
What should we call him?

Call whoever you want to
Listen up Bozo - I don't have any cousin named Sipper!

Go call whoever you feel like calling! For you comment about me being off the meds, why YES I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
not my call but

...if it were me I would tell them to STICK IT!  There are better jobs elsewhere!

Refuse to be treated like a doormat.  You're far better than that.


Why don't you call them and ask?
Make sure you have your dates right, verify your account information. The first paycheck is usually a check in order to make sure direct deposit is working properly. Other than that, nobody here can help you.
Call it what you please.

When I have a medical transcriptionist transcribe for my clients, they are subcontractors. 

When I transcribe for a clinic or hospital, I am the independent contractor. 

Now, you can refer to those positions in whatever form you wish and in the way that makes you happiest, but those, ma'am, are the facts, so I'm through going 'round the rosie with you about this.  

What does the IRS call YOU and your MTs???
The IRS will still call you an IC and will still call your subs an IC so it is possible to work for a service and be considered an IC. Some ICs just prefer to call their ICs "subcontractors" and there is nothing wrong about that -- a subcontractor is someone who performs independent contracting for a primary contractor. That person is still an IC, but their work is coming from another IC so they can be referred to as an SC if desired.

I never said you shouldn't/ couldn't call your people SCs. I simply said that it is not "impossible" to work as an IC for someone else. You and another poster had said she could not possibly be an IC and work for a service and several people have said yes, it is possible. THAT'S ALL I'M TRYING TO CONVEY. The only difference between an IC and an SC is that one obtains the client and the other does not. Both are ICs for tax purposes so if an MTSO wishes to say IC, they are free to do so and it would not be incorrect, nor is it incorrect if an MTSO wants to call them SCs. I do call them SCs, too, for the record, but I also recognize that in the eyes of the IRS, they are ICs just like me. I just get the additional benefit of writing off their wages. :D