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I can't believe you guys are arguing about something so stupid. nm

Posted By: MT on 2006-01-27
In Reply to: They do handle mail. And they do work in - beg to differ


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You guys sound like stupid groupies defending him with such vehemence. nm
not a bit homophobic. love queer guys for straight guys.
these guys are clever and witty and have good taste.  they are who they are.  not a problem.  i have problems with boy-men who are currently trendy now.  that's my taste.  and it's kind of scary that women are attracted to these unisex boy-men culturally. no big deal unless you make it one.  this is a board to exchange ideas right?
Don't even both arguing with her because
it will make no difference. She has this thinking that no one can change, and quite honestly I think she is quite a hypocrite. Look at the gab board where she says none of us could make it working outside of the house because we are not professionals, but really housewives trying to make a living.

Oh, I'm sorry, you can't look there because all the posts probably got deleted...yet some of her nonsense is still there.

Oh, I'm sorry, you can't look there because all the posts problem got deleted...yet some of her nonsense is still there.
And I am not arguing that at all and I never
what you are doing with your time.  But when you are not meeting the deadline and you always have an excuse as to why you couldn't meet the deadline, and it's because you are doing everything BUT getting your work done, then it's time for me to find a new MT.  If your personal life gets in the way of you meeting your deadline, then I will find someone who makes getting their work done a priority.  Some people seem to think that they should take care of everything they want to do and then if they have time, they will get their work in by the deadline.  Sorry, no.  That's why I said work first, then play.  It's called good work ethic.  And as I said, I don't care what the MT does when as long as the work is turned in by deadline.  If it's not, then that's a problem.
I'm not arguing with you - sm

All I was saying is that one has to look at the end picture and decide for themselves if it is worth it or not.  To look only at the cpl is not sufficient. 

Yes, the industry is  no longer MT friendly.  Platforms are definitely not for our benefit.  I have worked behind the scenes for too many years when some plaftforms were just in beta testing stages.   I've walked away from accounts because it just wasn't worth it any longer.  But not everyone is in the same position that I am lucky enough to be in. 

For now, I know I can't leave my house and make more than $25 per hour without completing my degree, so until then I'll stay where I am. 

To those below arguing politics...

Please dispute this.  I welcome it.  It seems like Bush's "lies" had lots of company, although those quoted below have washed their hands of their own comments.  How convenient.


    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

    "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
    Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
    Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18,1998.

    "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
    Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
    Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

    "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by Joe Lieberman (D-CT), John McCain (Rino-AZ) and others, Dec. 5, 2001

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
    Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I b elieve that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

    "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002.

    "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weap ons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002.

    "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his contin ued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ..."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

Help I am arguing and can't stop!

Folks just reading what you want to read? I said I have to drive across Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties into Indiana to get to those kids and their other grandma does not have a computer. It is a one hour and 20 minute drive each way and no I did NOT want to retire. They could not be taken out of school to come here. At our age and living in rural areas, we could not find babysitters on such short notice. Listen as a single mother raising my kids, I worked two and three jobs. Times are different. And if you had read my post you would have seen that I drive a long way to get to them and they have no computer. Just stop it OK? I just got a private email from a gal on here...she says y'all are suffering after effects from the full moon and the eclipse. Lighten up....I ONLY wanted to know how to get a job that would let me earn less than $900. If it were illegal or an "easy" way out....no one would let you do it and they DO, even Social Security. I just wanted info on how to be an IC. You folks need a stiff drink. Take care and thank you....and thank you to A and also to K.....you two know who you are...and you answered my questions. And also in this day and age, you just don't leave your kids with "anyone." Our family is small and isolated and this was our only option in the short run.


Exactly! And now the original poster is arguing
with us about working Christmas when that was her supposed original dilemma - we can't win, eh? Unreal. And now that I feel like mentioning it - not having a contract is nothing to brag about - there are laws for patient's privacy issues, etc., and our industry is going to be challenged by US citizens who, while finding out about offshoring Indians transcribing our work, are also not thrilled at the idea of their next-door neighbor sitting in their living room with jammies on, transcribing their medical records without any legal contracts - scary stuff. Not professional to say the least. Of course, the original poster will now argue that she is a 100% pro - though she didn't know what her rights were when it came to working holidays...
I think we're arguing the same point
Sorry. I wasnt arguing with you. Im just generally
it just gets me p1ssed off, and then i start ranting!
What a clear case of nothing better to do -- arguing over something so silly. nm
Stupid is as stupid does, says Forrest...
Well your statement sounds equally closed-minded to the one you're arguing with
Where one person prefers to live and why is their own business and no reason to diss someone else's personal choice.
G*D is this the pits or what? Sure I got in...finally, but like others, I can't set up files for my various accounts, it's a stupid decision and HEY,if they did it to prevent junk mail..guess what Frank...didn't work, got 5 junk mails already today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe if we didn't have to spend so much time and money in other countries fighting their causes, we could spend our time and money on global warming issues.
You really are stupid.
You think that you all have the same opinion of Medquist and no one could possibly like them. How insane is this? Who is agreeing with themself? Obviously, there is someone else here who agrees with me and isn't afraid to say so. What I have to say is the only loser here is you, so lose about 50 pounds and come back later.
Now that IS stupid. :D nm
Oh really? Stop being so politically correct and tripping over yourself with apologies when you are speaking to or addressing the subject of someone that isn't like you. Always with the apologies, always with the fretting of not to hurt their precious feelings!  THAT'S your problem, right there.  Stupid is as stupid does, Becky.  (Could Samtel tell me who that quote was from? hmmmm?)  Don't be so quick to jump to the "defense" of someone encroaching on OUR jobs, who by the way is also someone who probably does not want or need your defense, and is doing quite a nice job of showing his STUPIDITY by his postings on this board anyway.  It's like nails on a chalkboard tho when I see comments like yours rising to defent these jerks just for the sake of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.  Enough!
man, lady, you got major anger issues! i'm going with "anon" because i don't want you coming to my house with a shotgun or somethin!
stupid is as stupid does
His meatloaf ain't quite cooked. 
Some of us cannot believe just how stupid.....sm
these people are that Mr. Leno interviews....COLLEGE kids no less....they know so little, it's incredible.......they tell you the name of their schools and then they answer any of his questions incorrectly...and some of them are the simplest of questions.....
I may be stupid...
but what ARE you talking about??? How exactly DOES he say thank you in a thread that is so irksome to you?? Chosen few?? I would really like you to enlighten all of us dummies who have no earthly idea what the heck you are talking about!
Sorry for the stupid
question, but what is EMR?
Just how stupid do they think I am. I just
got an E-mail from Chase - the credit card company.  I do have a credit card with them that is paid in full and I'm fixing to cancel.  Anyway the e-mail was addressed to valued customer, which should have been the first clue.  It was offering to credit my account $20.00 for answering 6 questions about their supposed new and improved website.  At the end of the questions they wanted my ID, password, account #, etc.   Now you'd think they know this information if I had an account with them - LOL.   Of course I didn't fall for it, though I'm sure there will be many who will.  
They think we are stupid
In biz anything that is paid is cost LOL what about the billing cycle revenue and legal protection transcriptionists provide. They fail to mention that everything is cost from the nursing salaries to the paper cups in the cafeteria.
What a joke and sad attempt to put the blame for their creepy ways on the big bad administrators and insurance companies.
Yeah lets support them so they can reduce wages even more with the black character line bs.
If they were devoted to MTs, apart from patient care & safety they would be advocating for us by emphasizing to hosptials admins and risk management and insurance companies about the legal protection that error free accurate reports provide. They would be emphasizing the value of what we are offer/our product instead of working against us.
I am stupid, but
I am not sure what you mean, can you "draw me a picture"?
I don't know, but that is stupid! sm
She needs to get a life!
I was stupid enough to take a job QA job...
making 3 cents per line. I thought it would be just filling in blanks so it would be okay and I was tired of typing. Well they wanted me to do 100% QA for 3 cpl! The MT's work that I was QAing were making 3cpl for VR editing. So basically, I'm making the same thing as them, expect I'm having to correct their work, provide them feedback, field emails from the MT's all day answering questions from the feedback that I gave and all for 3cpl. So basically, I was making less than the the MT's. I told my boss I needed a raise or I would just go back to being an MT b/c I could make more money doing that. She wouldn't give me one. Even after I told her that it took me 6 hours to get to 1000 lines in QA one day b/c of all the terrible MT's she hired and bad reports I was correcting. So what's that $30? I made way less than minimum wage! She didn't even respond to me.

I see job ad's here ALL the time from TTD saying they are paying 3cpl for QA. I emailed them to see if it was 100% QA and she said yes. Unbelievable.

It really makes me sick how MT's are so taken advantage of and so underpaid.

I would say on average, an MT would edit 300 lines an hour. That's decent. I would be offended if someone offered me 1 or 2 cpl for VR. Do the math. 3 cpl is too low IMO.
No stupid questions

There are never any stupid or embarrassing questions around here.  I've found people are very willing to help.  That's why I love this board.

stupid statement
That's a very stupid statement. You evidently don't work on the kinds of accounts I do. I send blanks that QA can't get, either. There are various things that affect a report and require blanks besides a dictator's accent.
But maybe she does not like watching MTs look stupid
ranting about something that isn't even true? I know I don't.
I know, it's a stupid idea, but...sm
Why can't the cruise ships come in and get these people? I know there was a port in the area, so the cruise ships have got to be somewhere nearby. They could let everyone use the facilities, rest, relax.

I know, it's probably about the expense and loss of income to the cruiselines, but why not? These people are going through so much.

I know other ships are coming, but maybe the cruiselines could send their ships just until the other ships come.
Did u get the stupid ph call

And you ask, what is it about?

I don't know.

And you ask, why don't you know?

I don't know.

And you say well it probably doesn't apply to me, right?

I don't know.

And you say "I threw away the letter because I'm SE and the letter didn't mention SE.  So why am I getting a package? "

I don't know.

And finally you say, well is it specifically to me?


Then you wonder, if I'm a SE, why are they sending me SPECIFICALLY anything AT ALL?

Who are you calling stupid?
Well, if they are soooo stupid, explain how they are the largest transcription company in the US?

Perhaps you know something about the packet that we don't, because in case you didn't know this - NO ONE GOT THEIR PACKET YET! DUH - Talk about stupid - look in the mirror.

How do YOU know so much, huh?

PS - While looking in the mirror, go brush those yellow-stained teeth, comb that nasty wirey, brillo-pad hair, squeeze some of this nasty whiteheads, and get a face lift - because ain't no one want someone like you working for them!
Just S.O.S. (Stuck on Stupid!)
...and besides, who needs their stupid credentials?
All I did was line AAMT's coffers.  I no longer belong to AAMT nor do I keep up my CMT credential.  Has not hurt one bit professionally.  Please point out something positive that AAMT has accomplished for our profession.  All CMT does is provide AAMT with more money for their dog and pony show.  AAMT?  No thanks!  We need someone who REALLY represents the day-to-day MT, not a select few.
oh what a stupid thing to say ...
that this person works from home for that reason !! It is management's fault that boundaries are not set. But know what I think? Management doesn't give a HOOT about the IC or the employee - as long as the work is getting done. If the choice was angry typists vs an angry account - guess who loses. WE DO.
Not everybody is so mindlessly stupid that they have to
act out the things they see and hear. I listened to all sorts of music growing up, but I've never been a drunk, promiscuous or druggie. My parents gave me credit that I brains enough to make the right choices, and I proved to them that I did. My kids all have good heads on their shoulders, too. You can't lock them in a windowless cage to shield them from the world. Actually, that is considered child abuse and irresponsible parenting.
What a stupid question.

What do you think she's going to do?  Sit back and let a bunch of MT's who could give a flip about the quality of their work let an account who pays thousands and thousands of dollars per year go bye-bye out the window? 

Personally, I hope she lowers the boom because any MT who doesn't have a spell checker shouldn't be working and never should have been hired, and any MT who refuses to use a spell checker should be canned immediately, if not sooner, on the spot.

I'd like to see you bust your butt to do all the things involved to secure a good account and then see how YOU react when some/a bunch of airheads do lousy  work, with the end result being all your hard work, expense, and time away from your family that you put into securing that account fly right out the window.  You'd be L*I*V*I*D!


stupid emails!
Does anybody know how to keep these ridiculous emails from coming? It seems like every day I'm getting more and more of them, you know, the ones that have absolute nonsense in the subject line? I don't read them, just delete them, but I must get 15 or 20 a day and I'm sick and tired of it. I feel like my privacy is being invaded, and it is just junk filling up my mailbox.
stupid email
That sounds great. But does SpamBayes filter any email that you DO want to receive? Thanks.
stupid emails
Okay then, again, thanks very much for your help. I am going to check this out because at this point I'll try anything to stop the insanity! It's just crazy the stupid, stupid stuff people send via email to clog up the mailboxes. I wonder, does anybody even READ this junk? And better yet, does anybody ever BUY stuff from this spam email? Sorry, I just get carried away with this subject; it's a true thorn in my side. Again, I thank you.
Absolutely, not stupid at all. nm
Stupid question
Ok, so I know this may sound like a completely dumb question. What does the SO stand for? Sorry.
RE: Stupid question
Service Owner or Service Organization
This may be a stupid question but....
what is a troll?  I keep hearing things about troll alerts and hoping someone isn't a troll and the only troll that I know of...I used to collect when I was in junior high with the different outfits and the different colored hair that stood up.  LOL.
Sorry, but that was just stupid, looool

this may be a stupid question but...
are you making sure the file is even in the express scribe? It is hard to explain in writing, but are you dragging and dropping the files into the player? That is how I did it when I used Express Scribe...
this may be a stupid question but...
are you making sure the file is even in the express scribe? It is hard to explain in writing, but are you dragging and dropping the files into the player? That is how I did it when I used Express Scribe... I'm sure you are, but just making sure you are seeing the file name or number in the listing of files to be played...? again this is hard to explain ...
OMG - This is the funniest thing I have read in a very long time.  I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants too!. I am so glad you posted this, I really needed it today.  Thanks everybody else, these are great.
Oh My GOSH! I do feel stupid!
That was pretty easy!  I did everything but that!  thanks!