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I hope that student doesn't read this board. sm

Posted By: eve on 2007-02-08
In Reply to: Noncephalic and atraumatic. This is a student dictation. - sml4

I don't think this was a good place to look for a laugh at a student's expense, even though I suspect you weren't intending to be mean or condescending. We were all there once.

After 30 years in this business, much of it in QA and QA management, I've gone back to transcription and I am still learning things from my QA people. Humiliating at times, yes! But its all a learning process.

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Read all the posts on the New MT/Student boards
Ck the New MT/Student board for schools. nm
Check New MT/Student board
Check the New MT/Student Board
Yes, click on the New MT/Student board over on your left (sm)
on the first page there are a couple of threads about schools you might read through and if you still have questions, post over on that board and you will probably get a better response.
Search on the Companies or New Student board for course info. Jobs are available all over the US and
Just hope he doesn't end up getting her pregnant!
Then she'll have him for the next 18 years whether he wises up or not.
I hope that doesn't happen to me...

and was told they would still have work for me afterwards...I really like this new place and am only working for them right now. 

Do you think you can e-mail me initials or a hint to who did that, so I know to stay away? Were you just one day locked out of the system or just no work in your general work pool? That's craziness on their part. Talk about feeling used.

...feeling a little nervous now.

Let's hope the car doesn't come back...
with every hidden nook and cranny filled with drugs! Your sis and BIL have a screw loose to let allow a slacker child, who happens to be an adult, do what he wants with a car they pay for. JMHO, so don't bother bashing me, it won't change my mind!
hope this doesn't happen to you
Our company decided not to do direct deposit any longer because of Indymac. 
read recent posts on this board and on the company board
Hope this doesn't get pulled but try this link
it started with 13,000 abbreviations.

Good grief, hope it doesn't have too many changes sm
If so, we should get our money back on the 2nd, geez! Enough is enough.Some of the 2nd is wrong anyway, leave us alone!
just hope he doesn't start a new trend--ewww!
I can't stand it if I accidentally forget to put mine on. I can usually tell pretty quickly if I do. Just not comfortable to me (or anyone else around probably).
I hope he doesn't get voted back in either because worse than Eric
is CRAZY Ivette. I LOVE Howie and want him to win. Nobody else but Howie has entertained me on this show. So cute and funny when he pretended he was going to kiss Beau. W/O Howie, I can't watch it even if Kaysar comes back. Don't like that entire Cappy groupie scene. Do you think CBS will bring back a firefighter hero instead of an Iraq guy for ratings though? I know we are supposed to decide but I doubt that is true in the end.
Oh my gosh, poor you! Hope he doesn't talk too long!

You don't have to scour. Just read and hope you find one. sm
I think it's nice of the board and its sponsors to do this. I just hope they don't stop because of the few who complain about the delivery of it.
here is a link from the New MT board-you might want to read a bit on this board
See attached-read carefully-hope this helps

Question   I get an attachment that is called winmail.dat but I can't open it. What can I do?
Problem   When someone uses Microsoft Outlook to send messages through the Internet with attachments and they use the Microsoft Outlook Rich Text format, some recipients report that the message includes an additional file called the Winmail.dat file. The Winmail.dat file is usually very small, but you cannot open it in the message. The original message attachment is not always separate from the Winmail.dat file attachment, and may be included in the Winmail.dat file attachment.

This problem occurs because the Winmail.dat file is used to preserve formatting that the sending client includes in the message, but the receiving client does not recognize the Winmail.dat file. In Outlook, the Winmail.dat file includes Rich Text Formatting (RTF) instructions. This type of formatting is used with the Microsoft Outlook Rich Text format and when you use Microsoft Word as your e-mail editor. Only other Outlook users can read the attachments.


To resolve this problem the person sending the attachments with Outlook needs to do the following:

1. On the Tools menu, click Options and then click Mail Format.
2. In Compose in this message format, click to select Plain Text, and then click OK.

Link to Help   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;278061
Last Updated   11/17/04

Hope I am on the right board...
Does anyone know if there is an MT association in Georgia.  I have been searching without success.  Any help would be appreciated.
I hope everyone on this board isJOKING about ...
working at WalMart! I won't even shop there any more. They pay low and drive out other retailers because their overhead (wages) are lower. Takes too long to qualify for their lousy health insurance.

However, the reason I won't shop there is because they fired my son when he was out sick with mono and Strep throat! Doctor's note and all FORBIDDING him from working until he was not contagious. He went back to work on the day the doctor allowed only to be told that he was fired because he PERSONALLY had to call in EVERY DAY that he was off stating that he was not going to be in. (He had his wife call in when he had no voice.)

There is no law against this in most states ('at-will' states), and, in fact, if you are not on a contract or covered by a union, employers can let you go any time they want no matter if you worked there 30 years. I know, we saw a lawyer, and there was nothing he could do.
The Word board doesn't have much traffic for
many reasons.  Some of us are tired after working our own shifts and don't want to feed answers to people who are equally as capable of looking them up as we are.  I use entirely Internet based references.  If I have that free access to references, so does everyone else on these boards.  From my own experience, it's easier and faster to look my questions up myself.  In addition, I learn more from doing my own research.  If I can't find it, I flag it and send it to QA.  That's their job, not the job of those of us here.  Word board answers aren't always accurate either.  Finally, people are ungrateful if nobody answers their questions quickly enough.  That's why I stopped going there.  Grumpy little untrained newbies giving tongue lashings because we didn't do their work for them quickly enough.  Half of them can't say thanks either.  It's sink or swim out there.  People have to figure out how to do for themselves.
Doesn't this belong on the productivity board?
who are you anyway. Why doesn't the NEW OWNER of the board respond? That is my question.
At least I keep using my same initials of ss. You and others donot even do that, so the few of us who are on this board do not know who we are even talking to.
Looke before you leap..try another MT board that doesn't delete negative about KS like this one d

Does anyone find the search feature on this board doesn't work right?
I can't ever seem to find the old posts that I know are there by using the search feature.  Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?
Are you serious? Have you read this board?
We have MT's on here all the time that are in foreclosure and losing their homes, who can't afford to buy clothes for their kids and shop at Goodwill, who need us to take up a collection for Christmas presents!

Enough said!
I read all the way down the board and only saw 1
thread complaining. OH, I forgot this thread. Make that 2. I don't think that's so bad. Besides, people have to vent. Imagine if every time we got mad at our husbands or kids we just quit. Wouldn't work out too well.
If you had read this board, you might would have
thought differently. I just saw 1 person posting the other day and had stars in her eyes about the future of transcription even when others saying how it has gone down over the years. If I were younger and had just started, I think I would weigh very seriously the postings here, knowing they have experience in how this job has gone from 1 of being able to raise a family on to 1 of just chump change basically.
should have read except on job seeker board
except solicitations on Job Seeker boards here for MT/coding etc. 
Read through all the posts on the New MT board. Top 3
Read your post on the other board....
It discussed not having health insurance any more, not being an employee, having 2 IC jobs, etc. You speak of this as the CURRENT/FUTURE situation, not in the past. I know the subject of Keystrokes not hiring ICs has been addressed many times on this board.

I don't mean to make you defensive, but you posted pretty much 2 separate messages about a single job and they give conflicting information. I'm just confused.
Look down this board and read the thread titled
"How to make money MT'ing" by Dano. It is excellent advice. It should help you a lot. Also on about page 4 or so there are a couple of threads that discuss how some of the higher producers get their production, hints and tips on expanders, macros, etc.

You can do very well at this line of work if you want to and really appy yourself!!
How do you do a search on this board - my topic will never come up and I know I have read about it
People who read this board still apply
at companies they are warned about.  Your book would not only be a waste of time, but no one will buy it. 
I wish I had read this board before I joined Softscript

Not only were they liars and cheats but they are incredibly Dumb.  The VP of Human Resources has to be one of the most incompetent people on the face of the earth.  No, don't quit your good job for THIS MESS.  Run away!  Run away!

I'd be interested in joining that lawsuit... 

Hayseed, I am so sorry to hear that. Last I read the board, sm
you were very happy at DeVentura. How did it go so bad....!!!

I wish you well.....Good luck!
Here's a hint: Read the rest of the board.

Yes, Jay certainly does read this board. I know because he threatened to sue me if I didn't remov

certain posts some months ago essentially about the same subject content as now.  If Jay truly owes previous employees and current employees clearly it would behoove him to do so as it certainly doesn't look very good when his indiscretions are plastered all over MT sites.


Read the well written post on the offshoring board. (nm)
Just read on the AI board that Anthony Federov is dating
Heather Cox.
Oh yeah? Go to company board and read about Heartland's layoffs.

it's really not fair to tell people to get into this business when it's obvious there's big trouble and the S--- is just starting to hit the fan...

Read the tips from the poster at the top of the board about Word. Good suff! nm
How comes this person wasn't reported to the monitor board? I told someone to read the red note on
I'll probably get banned for writing this, but my comment was much milder than this. I didn't call anyone any names. What's up with this?
Sorry, but your schedule doesn't justify making up your own rules. Use the word board for word q
Just do a search and read the posts. There are plenty of posts about OSI on this board. nm.
I hope this applies to companies like Medquist. I hope there
isn't a way they can get around it. I REALLY hope.
Are you a new MT or a student? sm
Your first post said you were a new MT, the last post you said you were a student. If you are indeed a new MT then finding someone to help you with some of the dictation might be beneficial. However, if you are a student and you need help transcribing reports, you definitely don't need to be paying someone to do them for you.   Transcribe the reports, leave blanks for what you are unable to understand or for things you cannot document.  Submit the reports and await the feedback.  That's how you learn.  The first and foremost thing is to take some thing that you can understand and research that.  You will be amazed at what you find when you look for it.  
50 yo F TX (student STILL!) nm
She is a student you know, she might believe you.
I understand that last question and mine is heck no, no one really to ask = QA does not sit and wait for calls, takes too long to get back from MTstars, finished with report by then, just have to suck it up and hope for the best.
As a student MT I can tell you
that in my program we have learned generic meds are to be in lowercase.

If you're not already looking the meds up through a drug reference website, it might be quicker than a book. Most often I only check the book when I'm really stumped.