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I don't watch fear factor. They abuse animals. I also have better

Posted By: TM on 2005-10-10
In Reply to: Totally not MT related, but where is the new season of Fear Factor on NBC? nm - Looking for new fall line up :)

stuff to do with my time then watch someone eat pig intestines.

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Fear Factor is a like being an MT.
Has anyone been following Psycho Fear Factor?
I don't think the Bates Hotel looks all that bad - in fact it looks a lot like MY house! So far I think the worst torture was having that newly divorced couple sleep in the same bed! I guess they signed up for the show B4 they knew divorce wuz pending, LOL.
No, that's next week's Psycho MT Fear Factor.
With FranQ substituting 4 Joe Rogan.
Totally not MT related, but where is the new season of Fear Factor on NBC? nm

Their control obviously isn't putting fear in those that abuse the information though. nm
Is anyone watching Hell's Kitchen? If you think MT is hard, watch this show. The abuse of the
wannabe chefs is second only to MT abuse by the nationals.  Really, to work in a kitchen in a restaurant seems the hardest job ever pressure-wise.  I say this after watching "The Restaurant" and "Hell's Kitchen" reality TV.  I wonder what the pay is to subject yourself to this agony and pressure.
Fear of change is worse than fear of not being able to pay your bills? nm
It's one thing if there's infidelity, substance abuse, physical abuse,
neglect of the family, verbal/emotional abuse, gambling, criminal activity, drug dealing, or other addictions.  However, temporarily being a bonehead isn't a crime against the marriage.
LOVE ER!!! I watch the re-runs every day, and watch the new ones on Thursday night!!
Factor V Leiden.nm
$$ is my motivating factor......nm
Need is not a factor in this game. (see m)
There is absolutely no point to having a game at all if you are going to give the money to whoever "needs" it.

It's a competition, pure and simple. Sometimes wealthier people are wealthier for a reason: they are competitive. But I definitely believe that in no way ever should need be considered. That just completely detracts from the spirit of the game.
OTC or Rx is not the deciding factor. sm
As the other posters said, the deciding factor on capitalization is whether it is a brand name or a generic. There are prescription meds that are capped (Nexium), and prescription meds that are not capped (esomeprazole). There are OTC meds that are capped (Tylenol) and OTC meds that are not capped (ibuprofen).
don't forget to factor in...
the cost of working outside of the home, such as gas, wardrobe, etc., when making your decision.
Simon calls that the X factor....
thanks, i will make it THE deciding factor also.
i'm just going to hang in there. i had some email replies for reassurance also.
I think mismanagement is a HUGE factor, here!
How annoying. What is it with the flaky factor?

Not transcription related but I am trying to get volunteers to help with a big community theater project and I don't know how many times I get the "oh yeah I will definitely be there blah blah" and I end up with mostly no-shows!!! I mean I know it's volunteer but why lie? If they don't want to, just $%#^ SAY SO..  Can't imagine people doing that to a real job, what idiots. 

Distance is a factor but box OP refers to sm

makes a difference as well. I have been in this house for 10 years, and while we are probably 2 miles at most down the "line," we are unable to get DSL because the equipment and lines to our house are old and outdated. We didn't even have caller ID until about 6 years ago when they finally updated the box for this area. We are on a dirt road and were told recently that they will not be putting in DSL here, and the only way we will get high-speed is if we see them laying fiberoptic cable. We thought we might get lucky a couple of years ago when they started putting in 1000 houses across from us, but with the housing bust, that has been derailed also. So for now, I will have to be happy with my Sprint EVDO service.

it's 108 in Indio, CA, but a mere 100 with the windchill factor! :o) NM
Hot city!
Never fear, Sandy, because....
your little "problem" meeting TAT is quickly becoming solved with too much overstaffing, etc. among companies. This appears to be just YOUR problem. I would find it extremely hard to believe that an MT would deliberately try to undermine you by not working her committed work schedule. Goodness, all of this "craziness" because of one innocent question by Julia.
I am a single mom and have this fear every day
But, because I have to pay the bills, I cannot sit around. So I work 2 full-time jobs. I am eying my employee job carefully, b/c if it ever slows to the point where I cannot make rent, I will work 3 jobs and then let the 1 go which is faltering. Unfortuantely, I have been through what is happening to you but I was in a marriage. When I had to go out on my own, I realized how a person has to be secure in a job for all kinds of reasons, not just bills but self-esteem. I cannot tell you what to do nor is it my place to do so, I can only tell you where I have been and where I am now. Even if I had the ability to sit around and wait for work, I would not do it. I would first communicate and ask for full-time work. If no response I'd get a second or third job and do all until the time comes where I can judge which is the most consistent to pay bills. This is even if I did not have much sleep and raising a child alone. I am doing this now, and it is difficult, but I would rather lose sleep with a roof over my head and a good self-esteem, than sit and wait for work and let it eat on my bills and my confidence.
Sorry for the long note. Hope it helps. Good luck to you whatever you decide. PS: Listen to your heart.
Have you set the foot pedal up in your software. Not doing so can be a major factor in why SM
won't work.  I know lots of people who just plugged the foot pedal into the computer but never set it up in the software and they had the same problems that you are having. 
Some abuse QA

This is certainly not everyone's case (in fact, it is a very, very small percentage) but we have MTs who send stuff to QA rather than research.  Some of the blanks I get are plain medical terminology 101.  Some can be found by typing a single word in Google and finding the appropriate reference. 

It is unfortunate that the lazy MTs have made it bad for all MTs.  QA penalties have had to be instituted because of this abuse.

Another point I would like to make, you say you are sending work to QA for correct patient name spelling - we do not have a census and are working at home like you, so we do not have access to patient's names.  If the physician does not spell the name and it does not come up on the report, do not send it to QA.  I'm sure your company has a policy for dealing with names - when they are not given, not spelled properly, etc.  Find out what that is and follow the procedure.  That should eliminate unnecessary blanks to QA.


QA abuse
In ANY business you are going to find the rare but ever-annoying case of incompetence. It's easier in this line of work because of the remoteness and anonymity that comes along with it. This mind-set is eventually exposed for what it is. Then the rest of us go on and do our professional best. :)
Wow, let's see, I remember when we could play outside without fear SM
and stayed outside and played from morning until night (we only came home for supper)...

When you could be a blue-collar worker and expect to make a living wage, and keep the same job all your adult life...

When going to the movies for 50 cents and sitting in the balcony was fun...

When you could say something without fear of offending someone and getting sued...

Ah, I remember...
I fear what the future holds too...
Those three beautiful souls growing up thinking this is the normal way to live. Call your family today and start planning to leave this creep. It won't be the easiest thing you've ever done, but it will be the smartest.
Not to discount your fear right now, but didn't her doc

advise her that the risks involved with surgery would include perforation of organs, and other complications, including death. Medicine is unfortunately an inexact science, and doctors are, after all, only human. May not be a clear cut case of malpractice, may "merely" be an unfortunate complication.

I've seen many people rush into a lawsuit, only to have their lives and money consumed by them, to find out they don't understand legal concept of malpractice and even if malpractice, if the insurance company has a better lawyer, you can lose anyway.

For now, I would focus my energy on praying rather than suing...



Saying you have to be "professional" to not fear about loss of a job
means all the people sending in posts about outsourcing, losing their jobs, worried about the possibility of such, are nonprofessional. I think this reaches a lot more MTs than just the "nonprofessionals." I hear their fears and know what it is, have been there before. I appreciate the post on my behalf and hope anger management is on hand for those who apparently cannot handle it. My goodness, just think about the season if nothing else...
I fear you tried the company out of Chicago?
Line rate isn't the only factor -- your lines/hour average is key, too.
Even at 7 cpl, keeping about 275 lines/hour average keeps you at $19.25 an hour and that is $40,000 a year.

It is a myriad of factors involved. You have to have the knowledge, be decisive, self-sufficient and very focused. Then, you need to negotiate as high a base rate as you can and look toward the incentive plan to increase your paycheck.

With our incentive, it was not worth it if I couldn't hit high lines in a day. So, I changed my schedule to hit those lines.

I am tired after my work days but having the 4 days a week off and a good income makes it worth it for me. It allows me to spend my days off doing things I want to.

I didn't have the same abuse, but have a lot

of the same feelings.  I was sexually abused at 8 months - though didn't learn this until I was almost an adult.  I was reading my chart at the doctor's office, because he was always an hour behind and I found it it there.  I had been abused when I was 5 and 6 and I remembered that but has suppressed it for the most part.  I started therapy and was seeing a therapist, but had to see a psychologist once so they could sign off on reports for insurance to pay.  The psychologist said I was making it all up, that it didn't really happen and that I was just attention seeking. 

I tried therapy again and I was getting to the point of finding out who abused me when I was so young - I knew who it was at 5 and 6, but not before, and I felt it was my father and I just couldn't deal with it, was having severe panic attacks so I quit therapy.  I'm overweight, have poor self-esteem, I'm very judgmental, distrustful, and just overwhelmed.   I don't use my trauma as an excuse, but I'm not happy and I want to be happy and I think when that happens most of the other issues will resolve.  I don't drink or do drugs though, but I guess food is my escape. 

spouse abuse

Yes, I have talked to the police, but he was married before and living in NC and I believe he may have a record there.  He is a real slick one.  He put scratches all over himself to try and make it look like I hit him.   I have never had anyone do this before and he is a sick individual.  I am sure he has had prior incidences. 

We were only married for 6 months.  I refuse to let anyone hit me, no matter how much I love them.   

Thanks for your concern. 

Spouse abuse

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if there is a way to find out if someone has a previous record of spousal abuse. 

My husband hit me and I cant afford a lawyer but make too much money for Legal Aid.  I want to do this on my own.  I just need to know if there is a way to find out this information from a different state.  Are these files open to the public?  Or does a lawyer have to request these things?


Thanks so much for your help!.

My ULD was suspended for abuse too.....
I was so surprised but at least I know I am not the only Transcriptionist in the US to have this happen to. Lisa, I e-mailed you.
What, do you think?? I abuse my dogs, LOL
Like the post below, my dogs know when the collar is on/off, turned on/off. They are very smart. And, I do know the difference between just barking or something approaching. My dogs are very much loved and very well taken care of. I don't think you know the correct use of a shock collar at all.
Who said you abuse your dogs? Why be
abuse comes in many forms


This truly is abuse.  You may not have visable body scars but mental abuse is just as bad if not worse as physical abuse.  I'm not sure there is help for your husband but you need to get out of this relationship for your own sanity.  A tiger never changes his stripes.   I had been in relationship that had the same elements.  I worked all day and would teach a class at night and we were to dress in a professional manner and I would be accused of having an affair.  (Huh, like you have the time and energy.)  I had the courage to get out and have now married a man who respects me and treats me as an equal partner.  Is that not what a true marriage is, a partnership.   If you do not have family to help check with you local Women's Help Center possible that could be a start.   I wish you the best and hope you have the strength to more forward and leave him in the dust.


Sexual Abuse
You don't even want to go there. It is not in your scope of practice as a Transcriptionist sitting in a room somewhere to determine sexual abuse.

For you to go over a physician's head and report it because "you" suspect it is a good way to get yourself at least fired, in essence you are saying the physician did not practice according to the law.
Not about child abuse, but...

...a pretty funny story.  A friend was working with her horse when he tossed his head, smacked her in the face and broke her nose.  By the time her hubby got her to the ER she had a huge shiner, a huge nose and was swollen and black & blue on one side of her face, plus had wrenched her shoulder. 

Various hospital personnel began asking her how it had happened.  About every 10 minutes somebody else came in to put her through the whole horse story again, and this went on for a couple of hours.  Then a cop showed up and asked her the same stuff and also spoke with her husband, and then it dawned on her that this whole time they had been trying to shake her story.  They thought her HUSBAND had belted her! 

And about a week later she got a visit from a social worker just to make sure she was 'okay.'  Far from being upset about this (although it was annoying to have people bothering her constantly in the ER) they both thought this was pretty hilarious.  And they figured that their tax dollars were not being wasted and their county agencies were doing what they should be doing. 

Sexual abuse

As a survivor of sexual abuse, I can tell you that I wish someone had made a report.  This was back in the 70's when it wasn't widespread knowledge, wasn't talked about.  I honestly think that my mother was relieved he wasn't bothering her.  Everytime I was taken to the doctor as a teenager (which wasn't very often) my mother would go in the room with me.  The doctor sometimes would tell her she could wait in the lobby, and there was always a nurse in the room.  I never got to ask questions that were burning in my teenage brain, I never got any help.  I think my mother was afraid I would say something.  This was after she found out about it and acted like it wasn't happening.  He started when I was 13 and stopped when I was 18 when I threatened to cut his you know whats off. 

I know in the performance of our jobs that we can't say anything about the things we learn.  But hopefully the doctor stood up for this young person and did the right thing.  I wish mine would have.

I don't believe in child abuse
or drug abuse, but I don't refuse to type reports involving child abuse victims and drug overdoses.

This seems a little out there to me. Don't get the logic.
Forgot to mention - kids need fear of someone or something sm
that is my job as a mom, to make them fear authority and always try to do the right thing! I don't care how big they are, and my one son is 6'3" tall and weighs 250 lbs, I will still kick his ass and he knows it!
don't cheat yourself out a really good experience just because of fear...sm
I went to Africa in January to volunteer in a medical clinic for 18 days. Talk about leaving your comfort zone. There were two nights in particular where I really, really, really wished I wasn't there.  But turned out to be a profoundly life changing experience. The word is "feel the fear but do it anyway."
Not old but........Primal Fear! Excellent movie.
Complacency and fear of rocking the boat is a big

For all the animals out there
Suffering, with this video they showed us what they're going through.  I feel it won't be long before this information becomes mainstream and I think the majority of people who see it won't stand for it, people who have more power than us who can take strong action.  I'm glad there are so many of us out there who care this much here on  this board! 
Different for animals?
Is ophthalmology different for animals? How many Veterinary Ophthalmogists are there around? Do dogs wear contacts? Just curious.
Child abuse reports
I too have typed the child abuse reports and I go through an array of feelings.  I just cannot believe what some people can do to other human beings -- much less an innocent child.  I know that after I type those reports, those kids will be forever damaged at the hands of someone they love and trusted.  Sad stuff. 
dog abuse in China story
Listen . . . .what is your real posting name anyway?

My priorities are not your concern. It is a well known fact that people who abuse animals easily go on to violent behavior against people. If clubbing innocent dogs to death doesn't bother you, it should. There are much better ways to deal with a rabies problem than that. Perhaps instead of ranting about my priorities, maybe you could put your energy toward helping create a solution for the abuse of innocent childern or one of the other million problems going on in the world. What ARE YOU doing to help make the world a better place?
These same people abuse ambulances too!
I typed a note on some woman who called the ambulance because she stubbed her toe! Geez, hope nobody in her town was having a heart attack at that time...