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I have a picky little kid who doesn't like

Posted By: oh, boy, lunch! on 2005-09-28
In Reply to: moms? lunch cunundrum - am I a less-loving mother if I make his PB&J tonight and refrigerator it? - MadamX

it when the bread gets soggy from the PB&J.  I make sandwiches ahead of time and use hamburger buns, which are inexpensive at the thrift bread store.  The buns are more dense than bread, so they don't get soggy.  You can also make the PB&Js ahead of time on bread and freeze them, although I've never tried it.  Or put a light layer of peanut butter on both pieces of bread, then spread the jelly.  The jelly won't soak into the bread through the peanut butter. 

I do like the other Mom's advice about prebagging things like cookies and chips.  I prebag carrot sticks and celery in the fridge.  We use a lot of yogurt and applesauce cups, granola bars, fruit bars, juice boxes, and that type of thing.  It does add up and costs as much as a hot lunch, but the kids don't like hot lunch.  It takes me maybe two minutes to do a lunchbox. 

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What kind of pickiness?  Was it for style-related issues or things like type-o's?  Do they give you account guidelines to follow? 
Same here too. They are VERY VERY picky...
that every single word of radiology is done just so.  Even if WE mess up a word, they rads catch it and bring it to our attention.  They'd never be happy with VR. 
Nit picky
I was doing some subcontracting when business was a little slow about 3-4 years ago and the gal would send me back little corrections circled in red and on the margin was the correction -- it was like a teacher but she would get me for not putting  punctuation in the address, (which the post office wanted no punctuation)  abbreviations for Ave or street or really pickly things that did not make sense and did not change the meaning of the sentence.  But to her defense I also noticed that I had been getting sloppy, like driving a care for 20 years and then taking a driving test, and some things that she brought to my attention I did appreciate but some were just ridiculous.  So after a while when business picked back up I could give her up.  A learning lession for me. 
If you are so picky about the pay, then
As long as there is work and you do it, 8 cpl adds up quickly.
I was always picky about what I ate
but I have learned to eat a better variety than I did as a child. Chitlins haven't made it to my list though. Used to hate, hate, hate cabbage too but I love them now! Who knows, maybe I'll be brave and try chitlins one day. Umm, probably not. What made you finally give in and give them a try?
Picky, picky, picky, picky, picky, picky!

Some accounts are picky and
some are not so, just depends.  It sounds to me like you are frustrated and are not feeling appreciated.  Do they also give you positive feedback?  I personally would love to get some QA back, especially on correct style.  If you are unhappy with them, there are a a lot of job openings.  I would try looking around with someone you might be happier with. Better yet, get your own accounts. 
Picky eaters

Dealing with picky eaters is really hard.  I have 2 kids, and their dad is really picky, and my kids inherited his pickiness.  My daughter is 10, and she has never, ever had any type of beef before.  She only likes cheese and bread and can't stand anything wet, such as salad dressings, or ketsup.  She hates any type of fruit, vegetable, pizza or meat but will eat tofu and soybeans. 

The way that I deal with it is this.  I make a normal dinner, but I make sure there is 1 side dish that my kids will eat.  They have to try at least one bite of everything if they want desert, but I never force them to eat anything. 

I also have my kids each pick out 3 TV dinners each week.  (Even that is hard, since they frequently have a hard time finding a TV dinner that they will eat).  If they absolutely cannot stomach what I've made, they are allowed to make themselves a TV dinner instead.  They know that if they ask for more that they have exceeded their "pickiness allowance" and that they have to eat what I make or starve. 

picky eaters
My daughter is 9 and fairly picky. I agree with M, I always try to make sure there is a side dish that my daughter will eat, and if there is something in the main course (i.e. onions, tomatoes,) she is allowed to pick them out and eat the rest of the meal. However, if I make something new she has to try one bite of it. Many times she ends up liking them, although since your boyfriends kids are older that may not be easy for you.

My husband thinks the kids should eat whatever I make, regardless of if they like it, but I disagree somewhat. I think that we should all be allowed our taste buds, and that it is normal for one person to like what another doesn't. He has learned to come around to my way of thinking. LOL

Good luck to you!
I'm gonna seem picky here...
Anybody have any ideas for appetizers that are simple, quick, and relatively cheap?  I know I'm particular, but I'm not a good cook, don't have much time or money!!  This is just for a card game, so I don't want anything extravagant anyway.  Thanks bunches!
It's a very picky platform
That's an issue they need to address big time. However, they do have adapters for that kind of stuff. I had to get a USB-to-Serial adapter for my food pedal when I used EditScript.
Picky vets
You're right, landroverlady, the vets are incredibly picky about their reports, yet they are far from perfect themselves.  It is a relatively new trend that the veterinarian offices are turning to "professional" transcription services to have their reports typed, so they have no clue what the "norm" is in transcription.  If they weren't so darned picky, it would make my job a lot easier in hiring and training.  Any time someone makes even the smallest mistake, I am sure to get a phone call or email from an unhappy doctor!  Life would be sooo much easier if they read their reports in the same manner that they dictated! 
Depends on how picky they are (verbatim)....
I personally would prefer to type "cillin"-type medications or something like that. Maybe check with your QA point person. If you have never been told who he/she is (would not surprise me), his/her e-mail should be listed near the top of the client profile.
It's kind of like with picky little kids.
You have to serve them certain things at least 10 times before they get used to them enough to eat them. And always serve the vegetables first so you eat them when you're the most hungry. I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to make at least half my plate at each meal vegetables or fruit. There are some veggies I won't eat cooked, but they're great raw. There are some veggies that taste better fresh and steamed than canned and reheated. I finally like onions and red peppers but it took forever to adjust my tastes.

I'm waiting for hubby to make some Italian veggie omelettes right now. Spinach, tomatoes, onions, peppers, fresh garlic with eggs, Italian seasoning, low fat mozzarella and a sprinkle of parmesan. 12-grain toast, cantaloupe and Italian dark roast coffee on the side.
My picky eaters were all told sm
as soon as they were 15 and working that if they didn't like what I put on the table, they could cook their own or order out. My oldest boy, 29, always ate anything and everything. He still does.  My second boy, 22, only liked pizza (minus the cheese, go figure),chicken nuggets, popcorn, tomato soup with bacon bits, apples with peanut butter, and cereal. He has a girfriend now and eats more of a variety, like Chinese food. My third boy, 20, eats only freshly cooked food. He hates leftovers.  Would rather go hungry than eat leftovers. He gets a lot at Subway or Burger King or he orders from the restaurant. My hubby was picky at one time, too, but not after 26 years of marriage. I always tried to keep whatever they liked on hand but that is as far as it went. I cooked the main meal. If they didn't like it, oh well. I told them I was not a chef in a restaurant. That solved a lot of problems. Sounds mean but I came from a family of 7 that had only 1 income and we ate what was put on the table and if we complained too much then we had liver and spinach the next night. We learned in a big hurry.
Picky is the name of the game IMHO. Either it's right or it's not.
AND they are trying to throw in more nit-picky things about what this doc wants...
and this doctor always needs to go to QA and this resident needs an extra signature line and make sure the visit you selected was at the right place and be sure to change this worktype for this doctor because we cannot teach him to do it and we can't tell this doctor that worktype 800 is really not an EEG because we don't think he'll get it and no we can't get the software to recognize a visit ID when its entered and no you cannot start the audio in the document information screen so you can verify the patient and please automatically know when the doctor gives one name at the beginning of the dictation and a different one at the end who he is really typing about and take the following VR sentence and make it a lucid part of a medical report - CT scan guided biopsy performed February refills banding is without mucus brain which is negative.

My VR plan is quickly shaping up like this...take a 20-hour a week job at the local nursing home for full health insurance benefits and find an IC job doing transcription for supplemental income and repeat year after year until ready to be in nursing home.
Any advice for dealing with picky eaters?

OK, I'll try to explain this the best I can.  My boyfriend has two children...one is a girl who just turned 18.  The other is a boy who is 15.  These two children will not eat ANYTHING!  The girl is pickier than the boy, but still he is bad enough on his own.  I have an 8-year-old son who will eat more of a variety than these two put together. 

I am really getting tired of eating the same old thing every week.  They will eat chicken, pork chops, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, and steak.  It gets very old.  My boyfriend and I love italian food, but if we make it we have to cook something separate for the kids (not including mine) to eat!

The girl doesn't like ham.  OH, but she will eat ham that you put on a sandwich...but if you cook a ham, she turns her nose up?!?!?  She likes baked potatoes, but not mashed?!?!?  The boy would live on pizza ANYTHING if you let him.

I know that since they are older there isn't much I can do about it.  Plus, they aren't my children, so I feel strange saying much about it.  Their dad tries to get them to try new things, but they won't do it.  In my opinion, he doesn't really try hard enough.  My son has always been made to try at least a bite of something new...if he really doesn't like it he doesn't have to eat it, but most of the time he thinks it's good.

I just am sick and tired of the dinner menu choices being so limited.  My boyfriend is a great cook (I am a good cook too, but he loves to cook, so he does most of the cooking).  I'll ask what's for dinner and then almost feel sick to my stomach when it's chicken AGAIN!!

If anyone has any advice I would appreciate it.  I think I needed to vent about it more than anything.

QA that is so picky it makes you go back and relisten to the whole thing.
when it causes people to live in fear of losing their jobs because they get a major error from doing a new specialty, you wish you weren't helping out on the new specialty, and tend to turn off the computer.
I hate to be picky but it is "advice" not "advise". Come on now, we are supposed to be
Why are YOU attacking HER? Just because she doesn't want kids, doesn't mean she needs a psychi
When you have a QA person that is picky and another QA person that is very lenient where does that
leave the MTs because some are getting a lenient reviewer and others are getting one that picks at everything. How do you reconcile that issue with the difference in QA mentality. Some people make out well and the other people could be just as good but dont. I wonder about that.
I think when work gets low, QA just gets picky so they have work too! nm
Does MQ really seem like they want MTs? It doesn't seem like it

When you make something so complicated, difficult, cumbersome, and frustrating, that sends me the message they aren't really wanting to be in the business.   As far as I'm concerned, they have sent me a signal they don't want me to work for them.  Wonder who they sent those surveys to.

What? DQS doesn't use

What the heck are you talking about?  They are getting ready to put PRD on my machine.  Why would they do that if we can't use word expanders?

Just because I am an MT doesn't mean that
transcription. If that's all you have in your life I feel sorry for you. You're a miserable hateful human being and people like you are the reason I started working at home in the first place.

Try to have a nice day.
She probably doesn't know how to use it.
5 OUT OF 10 to me is 50%, doesn't
No she doesn't......
She sounds like someone who's telling it exactly like it IS and knows what it's all about.  Things are and have been rapidly changing in our industry and all other industries, for that matter, my dear. There ain't no free lunch any longer....SURPRISE!!  Better get with it or you WILL be left out.  Not a threat, just facts.................You can take it or leave it, but you'd be wise to take it.....from one sistah to another....
Well said. Like you said, it doesn't
majority of people have had alcohol in their past. People who are more prone to being alcoholics will likely become addicted before they even realize what happened. There is also a component of denial before you admit to the problem. I am not saying everyone that comes from a family with problems will become an addict with something, whether it is food, drugs, alcohol, etc., but it does play a role; and to dismiss that fact, is only being judgmental. "You have a problem; well you created it, bottom line." I think that if you know there is a tendency in your family, you can take measures to stay away from addictions; but sometimes bad stuff just happens to good people. I think we all might have a few problems we aren't exactly proud of. And for someone who overeats and is obese, it is no different than someone who is an alcoholic. I am not talking about people who have medical conditions either that might cause them to be obese, so don't start getting upset people.

I have a huge family history of alcoholics and mental disorders. I myself have some chemical imbalances and have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and OCD. I recognize that and take measures to be able to live the healthiest life I can.

that doesn't mean we can do anything about it
anyone not getting paid should contact their company and the bank

This was all before 9/11 (which doesn't
excuse Clinton by any means), but has anyone noticed that these outsourced jobs are going into the back yards of Afghanistan and Pakistan?  Don't any American officials worry about the potential danger to Americans associated with that?
One does, one doesn't.........
Our Super Center asks to see receipt for big items not in a bag, but our small store across town does not. Our Sams Club has a person that looks at the receipt as you're exiting the store. Every item has to be accounted for that is on that receipt. Also, none of the items are bagged at Sams.
I don't know why my DH doesn't get that!?!
IF MAMA AIN'T HAPPY, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY. I mean this is common sense! HELLO! :D
doesn't take much for ya does it. YUK.
Doesn't everything? jk
Well...I'm sure he doesn't
like me very much. But, I'm not really concerned with that to be honest with you. He wasn't a very nice person to begin with, and when I tried to be friendly and in a nice manner ask him to please not play his music so loudly so late at night, he basically ignored my requests. I am not a mean person and don't want to cause trouble for anyone, but I felt I needed to do to do something in that situation to make sure that my son and I could get a decent nights sleep. The police cannot tell the person who called them. But I'm sure he probably knew it was me because I had asked him to turn down his music already. He has never confronted me about it though. We just live our separate lives in peace and quiet. :-)
To me, it doesn't.....
I agree. I just wish the pay matched that thought, as I'm sure the street sweepers do. LOL
I'm in my 50s and it doesn't get better *LOL*.nm

Well, actually it doesn't mean a . . .

heck of a lot in the "real" world.  If it gives someone satisfaction to get either the RMT or CMT, good for them.  However, I would never consider it a real credential.  Now R.N., M.D. or even EMT MEAN something and people recognize those.  RMT?  Registered massage therapist is what that stands for to most people.

Personally, I think the majority of those taking the beta test (at a whopping $90 a pop) are newbies to the field, misled by their online school. 

I would love to see the AMA step in and take over all MT issues...now there would be some BIG clout, and some real credibiltiy, if they were in charge.   

Again, it doesn't have to be that way...

Not all companies are all about paying next to nothing and neither are the doctors.  If we as MTs refused to visit a physician if they offshored their back office work and convinced one family member or friend to do the same, believe me, that would certainly get some attention.

An organization for the MTs would basically give us what the AAMT won't.  Who is going to have better resources than fellow working MTs?  Who is going to know who the better employers are?  Who is going to be able to bring up an important issue and try to really make a difference with it?  I sure hope we aren't going to rely on AAMT for that.

We are in a global marketplace, but that doesn't mean we are out of the ballgame.  We need to make US practitioners understand the advantages of having US-based services especially in this field.  Besides that, we certainly don't have much left to lose.  If we all just took a little time and made a little effort, things might start to turn around.  If they don't, at least we gave it a go.

Why come here to ask...who doesn't know..
to live conservatively and QUIT! If you are married or in a relationship with the other person contributing financially, why bother keeping your job? Maybe someone less fortunate than you needs it. This is something to discuss with a financial planner and your family.
I have one like that, but he doesn't

He says - "oh my, oh dear, oh my, oh dear"  I actually have to laugh.  It's either that or get mad b/c he's single handedly destroying my line count.  One night, I put it on speaker and left my husband listen.  We seriously thought he was going to sh*t himself, he was getting so worked up over not being able to find the vital signs.  Hysterical!

Doesn't it seem odd
that the only way to type enough lines (to make any money) in this profession is to be able to use tons of short cuts and chunk-of-text macros? - - Kind of like having to use steroids to compete in sports now-a-days!!
Actually it doesn't
"Association for Healthcare Document Integrity"

the India part is my own little joke, with more than a grain of truth to it.

Don't know why it doesn't.
it doesn't for me
It should but doesn't. I have toggled the CS Expander to "off" and have made various adjustments in the "preferences" for ShortHand to no avail. I still get double expansions or missed letters/word fragments. On another thread, someone mentioned that either ShortCut or Instant Text should work, thus my question about ShortCut (I can't afford Instant Text).
ugh...she still doesn't get it.. nm
never will.
if an MT doesn't know about sm
using reference material and looking up words or is too lazy to look things up for fear they won't make enough money, they should not be in this business. That is what the job IS!
Nobody said he doesn't have a right to his opinions.

We said he's a MORON and we're not giving him any of our hard-earned money.  He has a right to his opinion.  However, I'm not giving him one red cent of my money because I don't agree with his private opinions that he's been so publicly vocal about.  My opinions is that he's not good looking, he's not a great actor, and his personal beliefs are such that I don't want to contribute to his material wealth.  I merely tolerated him before because he was in the movie I happened to be watching.  Now, forget it.  I won't watch Woody Allen movies either because the nasty old pervert married his stepdaughter.  That's just wrong on so many levels.  And that's my opinion that I'm entitled to.

Threads change as conversations evolve.  We don't have to stay on topic either.  Besides, refusing to pay money to see a Tom Cruise movie was on topic to the thread.  However, the discussions on this board have gotten completely off topic from transcription.  I liked it better when all these current events were on a separate board or the politics board.  Life's too short to worry about what all the rich and famous are doing.

Plus, your generalization about people who vote according to their favorite celebs but don't seek help for depression was way off base.  That was such a completely asinine statement that I would really love to see your facts and research to support such a theory. 

Yes, they have the right to use it but that doesn't mean that it's good for us
More and more companies are using it, as well as their own programs they are designing, which do the same thing. I've seen it first hand. The workload slows, what is left is all awful doctors that you can't understand, or that say uhmmm after every word so it takes 10 minutes to type a 1-paragraph report.