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I love my MT job!

Posted By: dawnsun on 2005-07-28
In Reply to: So what is it?? - Sunshine05

I am an IC and absolutely love working for myself!  Its not all bad

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love, love, love the show. hate american idol. this show is for real.
the only reason i entertained watching it was because of mark burnett and as usual he has such genious casting and editing. btw, don't know who anything about "metal" music but these performers make me like it. love marty and jd as performers. HATE JESSICA. susie is so nice and so emotional. it seems they all support each other and enjoy each others skills. regarding ty and bob marley, ty was excellent but he also lucked out on the song! bob marley was genious too and his music is very easy to listen to. i don't like 3/4 of what the others are given to sing but their performances make me love the music. dave navarro shines on this show, very gracious for the most part and letting the contestants down easy when they have to leave. he was great last night with brandon (?). sweet, sweet show. i am so impressed with everyone involved.
Yep that's it, 4000. Love, love love the zoom
But I feel like a dork typing...every time I try to type But it is coming out as Nut!
I love it too - love doing my nails 5 hours a day and staying awake

Love NOT getting paid while sitting doing my nails too.  It's a real turn on.

I tell all my friends to try it -- sit in front of your computer while you have no money to pay your rent and instead do your nails, you get a real buzz down in the pit of your stomach.


Also LOVE LOVE ESCRIPTION and make good money but...
Can I ask how you sit there for 8 hours. Lately, I'm having a motivation problem. When I focus, I can rack up the lines, but lately, I get so easily distracted. My mind wanders and I struggle to get my lines. Any tips on how you stay productive who do you work for?? I work for Transcend.
People either love it or hate it. I personally love it
but I know a lot of people say you cannot make any money on it and will not work on it. I do okay. I'm obviously not getting rich but I am making a living. I found it easier than Dictaphone and faster such in downloading and uploading job and you only have to log on one system and not like Dictaphone where you have to log onto the VPN and then log onto the program. It's always worth a try, but yes, the biggest complaint I hear is that no one can make a living and the cpl isn't that great.
I went back in house and love it. I love not being
secluded. I was working in my PJs, less organized and feel much better now that I get up and dress for work and see people (even those in traffic aren't so bad anymore). I find that I have more of a life now, and my family says that I spend more time with them now.

Working at home served its purpose for a long time; I was ready to go out into the world again now that I have no little ones at home.
BD WONG! I love him! I love all CSI and Law and Orders!
I am so addicted. I actually schedule my job and family around the shows LOL.
Love love love my chair
The arms can be lowered so they won't be in your way, I don't know about the tilt limiter. But I bought my off ebay about 6 years ago and can't do without it. No I do not think you can find another chair that even compares to the aeron, changed my working life completely, no sore back or butt. You won't regret it, but you will if you go for a cheap imitation.
LOL. I love it. I also love the song sm
I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now. Miss the Happy Goodmans!
Repeat after me: I love my job, I love my job. :) nm
You can love a job and still love being home! sm

I got into medical transcription for many reasons.  Yes, one was that I wanted to be home with my children, another was that I wanted to be in the medical field, and yet another was this just fits me.  Medical terminology and grammar are two things that have always come easily to me.  So, this fits.  I can work early, early mornings and late nights when they are asleep.  Also during afternoon naps.  Yeah, doesn't leave a heck of a lot of time for myself, but THAT is a sacrifice I am willing to make, leaving my kids for someone else to raise/care for all day wasn't. 

I do not love money but I love what it can buy
for me. I work 4 days a week now and was not bringing home what I wanted every 2 weeks, for some reason that is at least 1,000.00. I just decided to turn up the speed and put my mind to doing at least 3000 lines a day and figured by that should get what I want in the pay line. Worked well for me. I tell people if you want to talk with me call before I go to work, do not let outside influences bother me during my hours. Other than a bathroom break, glass of water, here for the straight 8.
I love Google and I love MTs
Okay, who in their right mind would not only discuss but have passionate opinions about hyphens and apostrophes? I love it!

Anyway, in googling grammar rules I found numerous references that two days' time would not but hyphenated but when used as a modifier like two-day history, it would be.

I remember telling an OB nurse friend of mine about fretting over 38 weeks pregnancy and whether the hyphen belonged in there and she just laughed and said she thinks she would get the point either way. Well harumph!
Love Judge Judy but love Judge Joe
Brown. I often wonder how many of the people involved in Judge Joe's cases have to go home and look up in the dictionary what he said to them. Some of them just have blank faces staring at him when he is giving them a lecture, w/o a clue of what he is actually saying to them.
Love Sci-Fi!
cant wait to see it!
I would love to but
my husband does not think we will make it on the bills (I think he likes all of the extra money I'm making on the side) He is a good guy with a good job and does support my choice since he bought me a new computer and paid for my school, but he also is use to a life style that he leads where he does not worry about money.  In my day job I make about 27000.00 a year and I know in my first couple of years I might do close to that if I'm lucky and can land a decent account.  Sorry I'm just venting and I'm so tired of working so much, thank god I dont have kids right now I don't have the time to go to the bathroom anymore.
love IT
sure do love rather
A true patriot and truth teller..too bad the source he got his truthful information from about Bush running away from his military duties did not have the original reports..Bush, warmonger, military deserter, governor who murdered the most on death row, destroyer of environmental protection, jerk when it comes to global warming, idiot when it comes to understanding evolution..just a plain low IQ idiot..who should never have been president but he had plenty of oil biggies who paid his way and now he is repaying them big time to the detriment of the middle class of America..
the one I love the best is (sm)
the incinuation (sp?) that I don't have a "real" job! I even hear my kids telling their friends that I "don't work, just at home". UHHH, hello? I get a paycheck, don't I! No respect! I just like to think the other folks are jealous! Oh, well, too bad for them!
Love my job
I have an associate's degree in secretarial studies.  I ended up working as a secretary in a multispecialty clinic, which led me directly to the transcription department to train as a transcriptionist.  I love being home to be there for my children.  My husband, on the other hand, has a master's degree in business, and he is the main breadwinner in our family. 
Love rad but...
teaching hospitals tend to have really long reports due to residents and their tendency to TALK A LONG TIME so as to impress the attending physicians. That is my only complaint about it, tho. Its understandable - they're new on the job and all - but its funny when an old-timer doctor gets on and tosses off a CT or MRI in a few sentences while the new resident makes it into a thesis or term paper! ARGH!  But overall, I highly recommend rad.
Okay, how many of you can truly say you still love being an MT?...
I am really close to leaving MT work, but so far the benefits are outweighing the negatives. I just need to hear that someone out there still loves being an MT, works for a good company, and is making enough money to not only pay their bills, but are doing okay. Is anyone out there?
I don't love being a MT, but

I work for a great company, always have work, make a good line rate ... and it's all done from home.

As the song goes, "who can ask for anything more." 

Hey, I am from HI and we love him, believe it or not! sm
He has done some real good to the people of HI. He has a ton of money and uses his money to help people, give them jobs, pay for rehab, etc. He is a "born-again Christian" although I know some may not believe it since he acts like a hellion sometimes, but we really do love him!

I no longer live in HI since I married, but my entire family still lives there. My sister was visiting me a few months back (she actually has never left the island we are from) and we were sitting in my living room here watching it one night. All of a sudden she starts yelling and screaming at the t.v. saying that her neighbor was one of the fugitives they were looking for! We didn't know whether to laugh or cry! Needless to say, she ended up moving from that neighborhood! She knew the guy personally and had no idea he was a fugitive or even did drugs like that! She is an MT too.

As far as the guns, well they don't believe in them and they only carry mace to catch the criminals. I am worried that he and his team will be shot one day. Of course, the locals who are clean and are NOT fugitives love to get the bad guys out of their neighborhoods, but the bad guys hate him! I'm sure there may be a bounty out for him because of the way he goes about things. But, I love him. I had to get used to his wife, but she's sorta grown on me and now I like her! I know behind that mean persona she has a real soft heart!

My sister ran into him at the airport when they were filming one day. I got her hooked on that show!

Can you tell I am a big DOG fan? I just have to get past that darn mullet and wife-beater t-shirt. My DH says I like DOG so much that he's thinking of dressing up like him for Halloween. I asked him not to wait that long! LOL :)
I did and Love it!!
I know everyone's experience is different, but the only thing that really changed for me was it put me back on track workwise, nothing else really changed as far as accounts or anything, I am just more motivated to get my work done in the proper time frame now so instead of working 6-7 days a week I work 5 and am earning PTO, have health insurance, etc.
I love these!!

The "Poor transcriptionist" got me going     and the "operator" kept it going....I will be smiling the rest of the day.  Thanks for sharing!!!

Don't you love when that happens?
Love it!
I bought an '05 this year and I absolutely love it!
Love that name!!! :) nm

Love you too!
I am not negative. I'm 100% positive. That's why I avoid negativity/negative people.

I'm telling you from a business owner and 20-year MT's point of view.

I'm sorry if you took offense. I didn't mean to touch on your sore spot.
Wow. My MTs love me.
I'm sorry you've had such bad experiences. Our MTs love us and we treat them with respect and give them raises regularly.

You've evidently had really bad experiences. There are a lot of good MTSOs. Find one that is a good match where you won't be so unhappy.

Have you tried testing for any of the good ones?
I don't have any as an MT...I love my...

work and never feel pressured because of it.  If you do, perhaps you should find something that suits you better.  Finding yourself a less stressful job might help your outlook.  Being happy in your work does wonders to do away with crankiness.  Life's too short to be a pisser and moaner over trivial matters. 

Just like you love to eat maggots!
i love it!
I'm currently there & LOVE it!
I've been with them for 2 years and it's the best company I've ever been with. If you're a good MT, you can work as much as you want and the pay is good & on time. There's more than 1 system and I've had no trouble with any I've worked on as they have great IS support.
Yes, I love it
I have been on VR using eScription for over 3 years and love it. I have made more money with it than typing. MDI is hiring for their eScription accounts right now. I work 2nd shift and could use some help. Great accounts. Give it a try, bet you'll like it.
love it too
My first one I had lasted from 1999 until this year. It was sooo very old and had been taken apart and cleaned by me several times. Since these old ones are so cheap, I just order another when one goes bad and keep a spare in a box just in case. The curved ones and little ones just have my hands throbbing within no time. I would like to have a softer touch on the clicky one, but haven't found one with both size and easy touch yet. :)

I started on a typewriter too with the copy paper and then to the "mag card" electric that used a disk for each report. :) Boy the changes!
I think we all would love to have a job like this. Unfortunately,
there are not that many out there to allow for this. The only way I can see this is to find a hospital to work at that will allow you to work at home permanently.

I seriously love it!
I have been on it for over a year. For the first week or so, I just had to get used to it, so I did notice a decrease in lines, but after that, I was back to what I was making and now I make more. It is really easy to use once you get all the functions down! Good luck to you! I really think you will like it! 

I wouldn't go any other way...seemed like in the beginning I was putting alot of batteries in, but now maybe once every two months...just buy the good batteries (duracell) seem to last longer for me...Mine is a Microsoft keyboard...I have heard that the Blue Tooth keyboards do go through batteries like crazy though.

Love it
I love mine and have recharable batteries and have not had to buy new ones for over a year now.  Have the recharable stand.  The only problem I have is for the letters to be worn off my keyboard but that happens with every keyboard and always have to buy a new one every 15 to 18 months.  Guess I type too hard.  But I think it is well worth the money.   Patti
Oh do say!! I would love to know!

you will love it there
Live not too far from the beach. It is beautiful. You will have a great time.

Have a happy holiday
would love that too
It would be nice especially to talk with other homeschoolers than I talk to down here - some new insight, etc.
I would love to
Hi Jan!  It's nice to talk to other homeschooling moms.  I haven't started yet.  Just got my big packet of info yesterday from our state home schooling association.  I live in Texas, but I was raised in Georgia - I grew up in Augusta.  I would love to e-mail you, but how do I get your e-mail address?  Kay
LOVE it.... sm
I use a really nice one at the gym, and I love it.  I bought a cheap one at an after-Thanksgiving sale, and it isn't all that great.  I keep it only because when I pedal backwards on it, it pops my upper back.  It's better than a chiropractor.  But it isn't very smooth, and I never use it for exercise.  If I were to purchase another, I would go for one of the pricey ones that they have at the gym.  The ones at the gym give you a really good workout without any stress on the joints.  I think an eliptical is the best piece of gym equipment out there.  Just make sure you get a good one.
I am. Love it! nm
Love it! sm
I've been using it now for about 5 months and it is superb. It doesn't even feel like you have makeup on. Just a couple of swipes with the brush and it looks perfect. Do follow the directions about application, they keep you from getting a "powder face" look. I have oily skin and it sticks with me. I'd say go for it. I hate liquid foundation, this stuff is perfect.
I use it and love it!
I noticed once while we were traveling that my mom used it and asked her about it. She loves it too and told me to give it a try and I've never used anything else since.

Just a tip, though. Order it through the Sephora website, not the Bare Ecsentials website because the BE one will take it upon themselves to have you join their membership plan and start sending you makeup every 3 months for 50 bucks a pop that you never ordered. Sephora sends bigger orders for less money too.
love MQ too
I did my internship with MQ, took the test, and was hired on in 2002...I have enjoyed it ever since. I have a great supervisor, love the flexible schedule, and pretty much everything else. I actually like the fact that starting in 2006 there will be daily incentives, shift differentials, etc.
I feel that no matter what company a person works for, there will always be at least one person who is looking for reasons to complain, and what usually happens is that when a new job is found, they find the problems are in that company as well...nothing in life is perfect. I guess some people just have to gripe, but that just causes way more stress...especially when you have a job where you can work at home in PJs and no shoes...life is great!!
Love it!
Been using it for 3 years and it's terrific. Very MT friendly. Of course, the company has to USE it and its features. It's hard to use anything else.