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I met my male friend of 6 years in local supermarket..sm

Posted By: try supermarket on 2005-12-04
In Reply to: have you tried the library (if you still have one) or the grocery store... - emptyMT

I was buying a can of salmon for my cats and he was nearby and asked if I made salmon cakes.  We talked, he was asked for my phone number and we have been seeing each other for about 6 years.

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Male friend age 73 had some tests done and x-ray

and doctor was amazed when he saw a blockage of the intestine.  The friend is very "eccentric" and not knowledgeable about his health, so that is all I know as of today.  When the doctor saw this blockage, he immediately called an ambulance (hospital just across the street), and he refused to go in an ambulance.  Then he drove himself to the ER at the hospital and took all papers and x-rays.  The ER was very busy with broken bones, etc., and he got tired of waiting and left, leaving his papers and everything on the desk.  He told the doctor he would come back Monday, and he said "you may not live until Monday."

Can you help with what you would think could be this problem with his intestine.  He is doing 3-day smear for blood now and to return them.  Thank you for any information you may have.  I am very worried about him.

A friend of mine has been on it for over 7 years...sm
and swears by it. He has stayed very trim and his cholesterol is fine. I would like to lose about 10 pounds and thought about trying it, but i love carbs, so don't know if I have the willpower.
My friend passed away years ago so I can't ask her

exactly what she meant, but I think it means pretty much what you said...once something is not a challenge anymore or the "new wears off", for some personality types boredom sets in.  I know it does for me.  I have often thought I may have mild ADD as well, you might have hit the nail on the head there. 

My best friend has been a nurse for years but I would not have her transcribe for me...
Believe it or not, we do more than "just type." Working the equipment and software is just a small part of it.
Thanks. I think the local is more expensive. They have been around for about 7 years but of course
they could go under trying to compete with Dell, etc. I dont know where to go to get quick service then if something would happen to this small place. Some people do well with Dell and others have problems. I am using IBM right now which is not mine but belongs to the company I work for and it seems fine. I am really not computer literate at all. I can learn any program but dont ask me about what makes it tick.
I worked with a small local years ago who
A good friend died of cancer that I suspected years before
because of a test he had and he had asked me to get a copy of, which I did, but not being "qualified", it said possible metastasis, I just told him I couldn't get it for some reason, and to talk to his doctor. His doctor, for some strange reason said it was "normal". I then asked him to get a copy of it himself, but he didn't. My husband told him to go to another doctor. It took several years, but he eventually was diagnosed with cancer after having a seizure, (it had spread to his brain) and he died a few months later.

The bottom line is, we're really not qualified to diagnose or advise people. I do feel terrible guilt for it, (you should've seen me at the funeral) but there's nothing we can do. If a doctor doesn't diagnose something properly, even if WE KNOW, there's still nothing we can do about it. We don't have the capacity to treat them and nobody is going to listen to us.
my friend just finished her BSN 2 years ago, working 32 hr/week making $60K with benefits nm
I've lost a local account today that I have had for five years......

I cannot believe that this happened to me today.  I went into one of my doctor's offices this afternoon to pick up his tape for today.   I was given a tape and told that his wife, who is the office manager, wanted to see me in her office.  I thought nothing of it because she sometimes has extra things that she wants me to type up for her and we talk quite often also.  

She tells me that she just has not gotten around to talking with me yet, but  "tomorrow we will start dictating through a company over the internet".  I was blown away!  She said she wanted to give me a break and that if it does not work out she will let me know.   The whole time she was tell me this she was writing me a check as I had just turned in an invoice.   

My first inclination was to throw that #@%$ tape at her and say "do it yourself", but I knew that wasn't the "professional thing" to do.  I was thinking how could she do this to me, not even a 24 hour notice.  She handed the check to me, I snatched it and walked out. 

I have had this account for five years exactly (began August 1, 2000).   I have never took a day off, never raised my rates, never asked anything of them, and my work has always been the best possible quality.  I have been the most dependable person they have could had.   I have passed up other accounts because of them, and I always put them first.   Thank goodness I have other accounts to fall back on.   In our town, there is only one other transcriptionist besides myself, and we both have more work than we can handle most of the time.

Just thought I'd remind all those other MTs out there that no matter how good we are and no matter how much we try to please everyone we are still not appreciated.  I will never be fooled again.  No one will ever receive the attention from me that I gave them.  

one picks up at the supermarket? nm
Link to supermarket chains

Includes national and some regional.  Most have a link to websites. 


I had to laugh when you said a quick jaunt to the supermarket SM
feels like a vacation! I feel the same way, just to get away.
Everyone markets their product that way. Like loss-leaders at supermarket.
They get people into their stores by give-away prices on one item and hope you continue shopping at their store. It is a marketing ploy everyone uses.

As far as the GE microwave Walmart ploy, if the buyer doesn't research the market to see if they can get the same GE microwave cheaper, that would be the buyer's problem not Walmart. Stupid is as stupid does and to impulse buy something like a microwave is just plain stupid and/or lazy. Think this through. Been to a sale lately at say Kohls and then saw a full-price outfit you like better than the sale outfit. What do you do? Think Kohls is horrible for doing this? Or smart marketing?

I think anti-Walmart propaganda has too far and people get caught up in it without thinking every other successful retailer uses the same marketing strategy.
How about your husband tells the friend to tell his female friend to lose the #?
Buy local. The local stores pay taxes to support your city and state. (SM)
Using online and catalogues does nothing to promote the local economy.  We complain about outsourcing and about the big companies gobbling up all the work so the jobs at local hospitals are gone, yet we do the same thing when we buy on ebay, catalog, and these web sites that may be located any place in the world as their primary business location. 
I went local. Great local tech support, they know what I do and were able to set it up just for me
A friend of a friend is taking CareerStep - sm
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Male MTs
I have been an MT for over 20 years.  My hubby is unemployed and looking for new career options.  He is checking into the MT schools and even talked to an employer today that hires ouf of a certain school.  I have known very few men in this career field over the years, maybe 5 that I knew personally and counted as friends.  I asked my boss when I first got into MT why we didn't have more men in the office doing MT.  She said she thought maybe they just didn't know about it.  Well now I am talking to my friends, and I have heard some of their husbands are checking into it.  They like the idea of staying home to work and spending more time with their children.  The few men that I have known over the  years that did MT really enjoyed it as a career.  I think it would be nice to see more.
male MTs
Michael, Michael, Michael - careful now. I have 2 nieces married to "beauticians" who BTW, nowadays refer to themselves as "stylists," and I'm quite sure neither of them is gay.

People have stereotypes about others - period.

I've been in this business a long time and I remember when male MTs were rare. I saw men come into the job for the same reasons women do - interesting work, independence, and of course the huge attraction of working at home, no office politics, etc.

BTW, Michael, if it "frosts" you butt, why did you use an emoticon with fire? (Just kidding you.)
I think it is a male...
Had to train my male (sm)
Started by keeping the box really clean with that nice scooping sand that they like. Then I would walk over to the box and say, here kitty, and invite him to go in.
After his pee pee in the box, he gets a treat!
We still have an occasional problem, but only when the box is dirty. The pee pee in the corner means he doesn't like that dirty box!

I never go to a male doc for this very reason. nm
The patient is a male

The doctor said:   "He denies bloody or cloudy urine, pain with urination and vaginal bleeding."

I crack up laughing and quote this to my husband, stating the patient's gender.

And his response was, "I hope so."
(think about it)  


So where exactly is the male vagina?

Who is better in the Medical Transcription? Men or women medical transcriptionists. I believe it has been a debate throughout decades who is better in this industry. Regardless of Race and regardless of Age. Let the battle begin... (hey its just for fun)

State your side: Age sex Location. No names Pls. and comments. Maybe Footonmyneck, SUN, Cheeseburger, Proud to be Indian, and the entire MT Stars gang can start it up. Its better than talking about outsourcing and MQ for a change.


Male MT or female MT
35-year-old female, AR
I don't as I know several straight male MTs...sm
just like I know some straight male nurses. 
Ok, here's the Big Male Secret...
We want y'all to think we're helpless and can't do things so we can get out of doing stuff. It works, too! :)
Big Male Secret
It's not a secret, Rad Guy. We just let you think it is.
Go TAYLOR!!!!!.....AI wants a male to win!! n/m

I only see one picture of the male.....nm

male transcriptionists
I worked with one where we were paid $25 an hour - he would come in on Saturday and Sunday and milk the clock for 12-16 hours when there was only about 1-2 hours of work. This went on for a couple of years. Then I had another male MT as a supervisor and he was very nice and has always helped me to find work when I needed it. Different strokes for different folks.
One of the male MTs emailed me his pic. sm
I didnt know he was sending me a pic of his little willie.  I didnt want to see a penis when I looked and then just ROFL @ it. 
female vs male
I would rather listen to a male dictator as well, depending on how low his tone is.  I do have one female that I do like.  She is actually very good, very organized.  What I do hate, with a passion, is a female ESL dictator.  That is the worst of both worlds.  Talk about REALLY not knowing what the heck they are saying!!!
47-year-old male - Kentucky!

Who do people assume all male MTs are gay?
Its not like we're BEAUTICIANS or FLORISTS or something! This really frosts my butt!
you say it's wrong to assume male MTs are gay
but then you say, "Its not like we're BEAUTICIANS or FLORISTS or something!"


Good Evening People, we have a tally of the Male MTs and Female MTs as of November 19, 2005. Have a nice day

Male: SEVEN (7)

Female: FORTY (40)

Check in at: MALE MTs or FEMALE MTs

Pls read the rules


Definitely neuter him!! I have three male dogs and have had this...sm
problem as well. Our first male dog is a mixed Dachsund. He was very anxious and hiked on everything, especially when we were gone. Having him neutered helped calm him down and helped with the hiking. He is now 5 years old. We had him neutered at 2 years of age and he has never hiked since then. Also, he calmed down enough to be put in the bathroom when we leave! Our second male dog is a chocolate cocker spaniel. We had him neutered mainly because he was hiking to mark his male territory. Had him done around 1 year of age and he has never done it since. He has never had a problem with being put in a cage when we are gone, but neutering has calmed him down and taken away the hiking problem. OUr third male dog is a Cavilier King Charles Spaniel. He is 8 months old and getting neutered tomorrow! He has been doing the hiking thing to mark his spot in the chain! We are expecting him to do well and quit the hiking also!! I would definitely recommend neutering your doggie! I think it would help him in both the hiking and his anxiety. Good luck and lots of luv to your doggie!!!
Sure do !!! I have 2 Rotties, one male and one female...
The male is cool as a cucumber. The female on the other hand is in constant motion all the time even though I jog with each of them 30 minutes per day. It's not too bad when the SO is home to divert their attention. When he's not, they can drive me nuts....
Actually, you can tell a male from a female by the tail.
A male's tail is tapers to a much finer point than a female's (I don't know the difference if there is a rattle involved).


The only male MT I've worked with is now ...
one of the MDs I transcribe for now. He worked as an MT for the same small service I did while he was going to school.
Nah...the male poster was more articulate than that!
I am indeed...an insensitive boob of a male. :) nm
And I agree that my post wasn't funny. There's nothing funny about MTs losing their jobs to offshore companies when I know by personal experience that those companies cannot and do not transcribe medical documents properly. This leaves only the 3-cent-per-line leftovers for us to add quality back to rotten documents.

Quite right! I'm not laughing at all, although it's a pity that satire seems to be high on the list of the Forum Police.
Actually I have heard of a male vagina - something to do with the prostate,
male Turner's syndrome...? please see inside first.

is this a child? sometimes symptoms are skeletal deformities...?
I had heard that women cannot go out unaccompanyied, and it has to be a male
if that is correct, and I would certainly find out first, then your outings into "town" may be severely limited. I believe they make it so you don't have to go anywhere, they have it all at the "compound". So if you don't mind house arrest for a year or two, and the ability to save probably $30K a year, go for it. If I had no responsibilities here I think I would consider it too. Good luck!
Guide to Male and Femal English...

We need = I want

It's your decision = The correct decision should be obvious by now

Do what you want = You'll pay for this later

We need to talk = I need to complain

Sure... go ahead = I don't want you to

I'm not upset = Of course I'm upset, you moron!

You're ... so manly = You need a shave and you sweat a lot

You're certainly attentive tonight = Is sex all you ever think about?

I'm not emotional! And I'm not overreacting! = I've got my period

Be romantic, turn out the lights = I have flabby thighs

This kitchen is so inconvenient = I want a new house

I want new curtains = and carpeting, and furniture, and wallpaper.....

I need wedding shoes = the other 40 pairs are the wrong shade of white

Hang the picture there = NO, I mean hang it there!

I heard a noise = I noticed you were almost asleep

Do you love me? = I'm going to ask for something expensive

How much do you love me? = I did something today you're really not going to like

I'll be ready in a minute = Kick off your shoes and find a good game on T.V.

Is my butt fat? = Tell me I'm beautiful

You have to learn to communicate = Just agree with me

Are you listening to me!? = [Too late, you're dead.]

Yes = No

No = No

Maybe = No

I'm sorry = You'll be sorry

Do you like this recipe? = It's easy to fix, so you'd better get used to it

Was that the baby?= Why don't you get out of bed and walk him until he goes to sleep

I'm not yelling! = Yes I am yelling because I think this is important

All we're going to buy is a soap dish = It goes without saying that we're stopping at the cosmetics department, the shoe department, I need to look at a few new purses, and those pink sheets would look great in the bedroom and did you bring your checkbook?


The same old thing = Nothing

Nothing = Everything

Everything = My PMS is acting up

Nothing, really = It's just that you're such a pain the butt

I don't want to talk about it = Go away, I'm still building up steam


"I'm hungry" = I'm hungry

"I'm sleepy" = I'm sleepy

"I'm tired" = I'm tired

"Do you want to go to a movie?" = I'd eventually like to have sex with you

"Can I take you out to dinner?" = I'd eventually like to have sex with you

"Can I call you sometime?" = I'd eventually like to have sex with you

"May I have this dance?" = I'd eventually like to have sex with you

"Nice dress!" = Nice cleavage!

"You look tense, let me give you a massage." = I want to fondle you

"What's wrong?" = I don't see why you are making such a big deal out of this

"What's wrong?" = What meaningless self-inflicted psychological trauma are you going through now?

"What's wrong?" = I guess sex tonight is out of the question

"I'm bored" = Do you want to have sex?

"I love you" = Let's have sex now

"I love you, too" = Okay, I said it...we'd better have sex now!

"Yes, I like the way you cut your hair" = I liked it better before

"Yes, I like the way you cut your hair" = $50 and it doesn't look that much different!

"Let's talk" = I am trying to impress you by showing that I am a deep person and maybe then you'd like to have sex with me

"Will you marry me?" = I want to make it illegal for you to have sex with other guys

"I like that one better" (while shopping) = Pick any freakin' dress and let's go home!

Can you use "patient" where he states male and/or female? nm
Hahah..typical male answer to me..
I had a doc dictate once that his patient was annoyed because when he had gone to the pharmacy to pick up his RX (which he didn't know was going to be called in) it was for Flagyl and not some free Vicodin, and that he wasn't going to take the Flagyl because he wasn't supposed to drink beer with it.
typing male to female sex change ....sm
Typing a male to female sex change made me cringe every time.  I typed three of them.