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I have them at my desk but no, I don't bring anything

Posted By: Busy MT'ing on 2005-09-23
In Reply to: A question for busy MT'g - PASSIN' THRU

to the living room to work. I've been on my same accounts with each company I work for since I started with them and I know the dictators extremely well.

I have an advantage with Spheris that I don't with MQ in that I can look up past reports by any criteria - by dictator, by patient, etc., to find anything that is a pattern.

The only book I occasionally reference is Tessier's The Surgical Word Book. Other than that, I have many online refences provided by both companies that they specifically want me to use.

I've done this over 20 years and I'm very fortunate -- I just don't have to look many things up anymore. When I do, it is usually a new product - instrument, drug, procedure, treatment, etc. Yesterday, I had to look up "Fansler speculum", which I had never had before. Probably refer to that book maybe 2-3 times a week. Spheris always sends me a new updated word list that includes newest information about every month. MTDesk has some really good references.

I have well over 70 websites that are "favorites" for reference.

When I travel and want to work, I only take The Surgical Word Book with me.

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They bring it on themselves.
and then expect everyone else to overlook the facts.

* According to the latest US Department of Justice survey of crime victims, more than 6.6 million violent crimes (murder, rape, assault and robbery) are committed in the US each year, of which about 20 per cent, or 1.3 million, are inter-racial crimes.

* Most victims of race crime - about 90 per cent - are white, according to the survey “Highlights from 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims", published in 1993.

* Almost 1 million white Americans were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by black Americans in 1992, compared with about 132,000 blacks who were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by whites, according to the same survey.

* Blacks thus committed 7.5 times more violent inter-racial crimes than whites even though the black population is only one-seventh the size of the white population. When these figures are adjusted on a per capita basis, they reveal an extraordinary disparity: blacks are committing more than 50 times the number of violent racial crimes of whites.

* According to the latest annual report on murder by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, most inter-racial murders involve black assailants and white victims, with blacks murdering whites at 18 times the rate that whites murder blacks.

These breathtaking disparities began to emerge in the mid-1960s, when there was a sharp increase in black crime against whites, an upsurge which, not coincidentally, corresponds exactly with the beginning of the modern civil rights movement. Over time, the cumulative effect has been staggering. Justice Department and FBI statistics indicate that between 1964 and 1994 more than 25 million violent inter-racial crimes were committed, overwhelmingly involving black offenders and white victims, and more than 45,000 people were killed in inter-racial murders. By comparisons 58,000 Americans died in Vietnam, and 34,000 were killed in the Korean war.When non-violent crimes (burglary, larceny, car theft and personal theft) are included, the cumulative totals become prodigious. The Bureau of Justice Statistics says 27 million non-violent crimes were committed in the US in 1992, and the survey found that 31 per cent of the robberies involved black offenders and white victims (while only 2 per cent in the reverse).

When all the crime figures are calculated, it appears that black Americans have committed at least 170 million crimes against white Americans in the past 30 years. It is the great defining disaster of American life and American ideals since World War II. All these are facts, yet by simply writing this story, by assembling the facts in this way, I would be deemed a racist by the American news media. It prefers to maintain a paternalistic double-standard in its coverage of black America, a lower standard.

Not to mention drugs, irresponsible reproducing habits, and welfare fraud. Gee, they have an attitude? Aw, too bad.
then you should bring it to someone's
attention. My paycheck has always been correct.
Sure - bring it on! nm
Bring it on!!!
My desk...
is 5 inches from my bed - but I hate the long commute!
Go to desk top
Double click MyComputer.
Right click on drive you want to look at and click properties. This will bring up a pie graft of how much used or free space is available.
What's your desk like?
I am in the market for a new desk.  What type of desk do you have, i.e. U-shaped, L-shaped, armoire, etc. and are you comfortable/happy with it?  Any recommendations on where to go to get a good deal?
old desk

I have an old antique desk that was in my grandfather's accounting office.

If I were going to buy a brand new desk, here are some of the things that I would look for. 

Space on top of the desk - do you want a lot of stuff on the desk, or just room for the monitor and a cup of coffee.  I have a TV and 3 cat beds on my desk, so large works for me.  I would sit at the desk and check the height of the keyboard tray or the positioning of the keyboard.  Is it too high, too low, if you are seated appropriately, will it work for you.  Does the tray pull out and if so does that bring you too far away from the desk itself to see the monitor?  Is the tray adjustable at all?  If you have arms on your chair, will the arms fit below the desk, or will they bump into things.  Measure the space in your office where the desk is going to go and make sure you have those dimensions with you when you look at any other desk.  Is the monitor position exactly centered in front of the keyboard?  It amazes me when it is not.

Check the drawers.  Do they pull out easily and are they sturdy enough to hold all the stuff that inevitably ends up crammed in them.

Is there a designated space for the CPU?  If so, is it easy to get to the back of it in case you need to plug/unplug peripherals?  That part is important - I worked with one of those big computer desks and it was a PAIN to have to change things or plug things in.  What about spaces for the computer speakers (if you have peripheral speakers.)  Do you plug your headphones directly into the computer or do you plug them into the speakers?  Is the plug easy to get to?  I have to unplug my headphones and put them away every night or else they'll get gnawed on, so ease of plugging them in is important to me.

When it is delivered, will they put it together for you either for free or an extra cost?

I am a HUGE fan of online shopping, but I have to say that this is probably one thing that I would not buy online.  For something this large I would want to be able to see it and sit at it to see if it really works for my needs.

Happy shopping!

I have a desk for that
It is called an AirDesk. I use it in my recliner when my back is bothering me and I can't sit up straight at my desk. Google it and take a look at it. It was a little pricey, but it was well worth it to me. They make a version for laptops and a version for a regular sized desktop PC, which is the one I have.
Oh really? Does the stork bring them too?
AND wow the bucks you can bring in without having
She'd bring home more at 30 CPL...
...but do I deserve that for just sitting on my arse and typing? :) No.

Gas stations make a lot of money. Why do attendants only get minimum wage.

If you're THAT good, you'd be an MTSO.

Start your own business. Don't be lazy AND greedy.
Effect (bring about)
bring a magnet
whenever you go to look at a car. A magnet will not stick to Bondo.

I don't want to bring them to an office!! ???
Happy doing it this way! It works for me, and my MTSO has not complained once!
like to bring the QA issue to the top

There was a discussion about how MTs would prefer QA to handle correction situations.  Here's an example.  Right now doing QA on several "new" MTs that were kind of thrown into a new account.  They were all suppose to be very well qualified and only suppose to review for "format" issues.  Well.....spending a great deal of time adding text that was left out, changing things transcribed that was totally off the wall, besides the format part just not getting yet.  I try to be as 'tactful" as I possibly can, offer useful tips, give websites for lokking up info, etc.  But right now falling so behind and still making same "format" corrections I was two weeks ago because still not getting it right or just not reading E-mails!!  Our responsibilities only go so far.  We have to help but you also have to help yourself.  Don't transcribe anything you haven't documented somewhere and NEVER leave words out!!   That's my 2 cents!!  


If you can't outsource, then bring them here

Just stopping the flow of records overseas is not going to solve the problem.  There is a special class of visa that industry can turn to if they cannot find enough American workers to do a job.  This has been used for engineers, IT professionals and nurses among others.  It is not necessarily that there are not Americans that can do the job, but that they will not do it for a low wage.  We need to pay attention to the immigration debate as well.  It isn't simply about poorly educated, low-skilled workers being involved in a guest worker program. 

I bring laptop when I go away
The big problem I find is with our model there is a touch pad under space bar that you use as a mouse. Occasionally, I hit that while working, and it makes my cursor move or page up/down. I would suggest buying a mouse for it.
I bring in about $40,000.00 a year

bring your expertise!! sm
bring your expertise over to http://www.productivitytalk.com/forums/index.php.  they are always looking for new ideas!! 
Yes, your posts you will bring it on yourself.

Maybe when you walk on someone else's shoes, you might not be soooo nasty.  That is exactly what you are, too, NASTY.

I normally do not say much on this board but after I have read some of the comments made to this lady, I am beside myself.  Who the heck are you to judge??  Evil people reap evil things. 

You are right, Karma!!!!

Why did you feel the need to bring this up again?

I've done many reports where doctors say they prayed with the patient.  I'm about as anti-religious as they come, and typing that didn't bother me in the slightest. If a patient is religious and so is the doctor, I see absolutely nothing wrong with the doctor doing it OR dictating that he did it.

So I guess I am still failing to see your point in the original thread, or in bringing it up again. It's not offensive, and there is ZERO reason to even question whether you should type it, IMO.

So glad to see you bring
this up.  I had training on a new platform yesterday that lasted 1-1/2 hours during my "shift."  No one mentioned compensation and wondered how I would bring this up or if I was even entitled to it.
Yet YOU constantly bring this up.
YOU are doing exaactly what you are complaining about. Give it up. People come here to talk. That is what an open forum is all about. No one is forcing you to stay on this board and read, nor do they expect or want you to reply if you don't want to. You are the one who needs to give it a rest. Talking is what this board is all about. You are not going to stop that. If it bothers you, stay away. Thank you.
Bring passport...SM
I believe that this is legally acceptable in place of a social security card, though employers may tell you differently.

Check out (or as them to) the document needed to fill out to record your eligibility to work in the U.S. and the types of documentation accepted.
You would be surprised who many people DO NOT know their info is being sent over seas!!! You probably do... anyways... I am thinking of contacting my local news in Atlanta because they are always starving for a story. At least this way maybe someone with a little power can see it and maybe question it, or maybe do something like we are.
They chain U to ur desk!

But everyone had ash trays on their desk :)

The cafeteria was a blue haze of cigarette smoke too even though the smokers could smoke at their desks.

The nonsmokers had to go outside to breathe during lunch instead of the smokers going out to smoke.

Now THAT is a change for the better.

My DH was putting together my new desk and he had

gotten to the deep drawer where files go.  He put the frame of the drawer together without putting the bottom of the drawer on.  Fortunately I happened to walking through the room at this point and told him he has to put the bottom in the grooves on one side before he can finishing putting the drawer together.  He tells me that the directions don't say anything about that.  I told him common sense dictates that you have to put the bottom before you put the second side on.   Poor man.  He is very bright, but has zilch common sense.  I'm not very book smart, but have been blessed with my share of common sense and then some, so I guess we made a good couple - LOL. 

I believe MT Desk has samples.
height of desk
But aren't most hotel desks sort of high? That is what I was wondering.  It does seem like a convenient options.  My husband travels a lot, and once the kids are both in college, I would like to start going with him some. 
MT Desk clan? More like...


...be prepared to do your own searching for the answers. 

MT Desk participants will offer you thinking and researching ideas, but they will not toss you the answers as easily as it is done here or other MT sites.  It is managed very differently than other MT sites and the participants adhere to the "teach them to fish" rule.

MTs, especially those of us that work at home, should be able to be self-reliant in this field and possess decent researching skills. 

As you've all just experienced last week, what happens in the future if both MTStars.com/net just *poof* from web again?  Who will give you the answers, when you are so used to having someone else do the researching for you? 

Surely there's been exchanging of harsh words now and again, but I've seen the same thing happen here on this site and others.  Major difference is, on THIS site, you can't tell who is making the comments, because on this site, you can hide who you are by changing your name for each post you make, whereas on MTDesk, each person has 1 identity for every post they make.  So yes, on MT Desk you WILL see the same folks replying on 'hot' topics as they do not have as much flexibility to name change between posts as is so easily done here.

Clan?  I think not.  I see it as a group of folks helping other MTs hone their researching and thinking skills, helping you to hopefully become a self-reliant MT.

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with MT Desk.

LOL- What does an "organized desk" mean????
desk wireless
My desktop is wireless and connected by a router to the modem downstairs in our house. The wireless network is passworded. People can steal from unsecured wireless networks, but a good hacker can probably steal from any network.
I got rid of my HUGE desk...sm
i use a 20 inch widescreen laptop and i just ordered a very small rolling desk.  i use wireless keyboard, mouse, and headphones. that way, I can roll my office outdoors when the weather is nice or in my bedroom or any place I will be comfortable as I suffer from chronic back problems.
I have an armoire desk

I love my armoire desk when I am done with work....It closes up so I don't have to look at work at night or on weekends when I don't have to work.  My old desk was all open and every time I would walk past, I would get a guilty feeling because I was not working. 

Also, when company is over, they don't have to look at all my sticky notes.  On the inside of the doors, I stuck some corkboard on them so that I can tack up all kind of notes and a calander, things that I use often.  

The only drawback is it does feel a little cramped when sitting there for more than 8 hours, and my books are on a shelf up a little high, so I have quite a stretch to reach them. 

Overall, I love it.  Hope you find one that works for you. 

Keyboard, lap desk, etc.
How have you got everything else set up? I am assuming you are not using the laptop keyboard... I can't do that. I have to have a real keyboard. Have you found a lap desk, or how are you situated that makes it possible to work in bed? I have fibromyalgia.... on flare days, I sure could use the comfort. Thanks for the tip about the foot pedal!
laptop vs desk top

Mercedes  -- not sure how others do it, but I have both a desk top and a laptop.  I started on my desk top and moved to a laptop, as I make frequent trips to the Chicago area and could take my work with me.  I use a zip drive for some of the lesser used materials, so as to cut down on my files on the laptop and basically use my desk top as a backup and where I house my invoices, etc.  Just thought this might help.  It has worked for me for almost two years.


MT Desk also has samples.
Man did you bring back the memories for me

Mine was silver with a black vinyl roof.  I paid more for the wheels and tires then I did for the car!!!  Had it re-painted and LOVED it.  Only girl who could drive a stick and was proud of it.  teehee!  Them were the days!

Yes..and the people were told to bring
to the Superdome. Yes..it was all over the news that they could come to the Superdome for shelter, but to bring at least 5 days worth of food and water for themselves. Most did not..and the ones that did probably had it ripped off. Of course, any reason to blame our current government, people will grab it. Just the way it is.
I go to alt-E and bring up the expansion menu sm
then I add a new header in there. That way, the new header created will be saved and usable in future reports. Maybe there is a better way - I do not claim to be a DQS genius, but this does work for me
bring him in late to school
Then they'll do make-up picture day later???
My opinion is that fate would bring
him from Switzerland and you from Chicago or vice versa and your paths would cross.  If you met "the one" you would just know it but that is just my opinion from having experienced it...soul mates just happen to be in the same city of whatever as you said it because God made it happen that way in my opinion but I'm just an old-fashioned romantic I guess.  I do believe there is 1 best person for everybody but maybe for those who don't meet God's best He has another plan for their life and not marriage, etc.  People who find the "one" just aren't more deserving or anything like that in my opinion it is just their destiny.  I also happen to believe that God brings people into your life sometimes for a specific reason or even just a season and not forever to accomplish a purpose he has in mind for you.  For instance, I had a child very young and did not marry the man.  Now I'm much older and married and cannot have children with my husband.  I sometimes think "why" can't my husband be my son's father and "why" couldn't I have met him instead of my son's father back then but in all honesty I don't think I was "ready" for my husband then and would not have appreciated him the way I did when I met him by meeting him later.  If I had not had my son when I did, I would never have gotten to experience being a mother.  I just think everything and everybody has a purpose but maybe that is just me.  Sometimes it is hard to see the bigger picture.
When I try to bring up a full sentence

in IT, it peters out after approximately four to five words, ending up with mumbo jumbo for the last few words.

What could I do to correct this?  Any IT experts reading the board today?

Thank you!

don't forget to bring a sweater

last outside evening wedding I went to was a little chilly. Hopefully they will provide some form of mosquito repellent!

I was not the first to bring race into the post, the OP was.
Transcription fairy please bring me sm

good, clear dictators, easy work, good work flow, interesting work (nothing boring now), a good attitude, excellent focus as my mind is wandering tonight,  no mistakes, 200 lines per hour, no distractions or interruptions, motivations to reach my goal, etc, etc, etc. 

As you can see, finding it hard to work tonight. Feel free to add to the list.  I wish the transcrition fairy really existed, don't you? 

Unable to bring the web site up that you have
check to be sure that it is spelled correctly. Thank you.
You bring up a great point!
-- about being able to live in NYC on a transcriptionist's salary, I am so glad you mentioned it. Actually, currently I'm in Brooklyn but that pretty much doesn't mean anything now since it's become the trendiest or what-have-you. Back in 2001, I juggled three accounts and probably had one of my best years. Flash-forward to *now* and ha! I know for sure one of those accounts was lost to voice recognition...I used to live in Manhattan and one of the things I say now is those were the days when I was single and could actually support myself with MT work. Wait! That came out funny with the single part, you know what I mean. I'm talking about work. I'm afraid that would not be possible now.
hope they bring more back....