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I take a 10-minute power nap (sm)

Posted By: nightowl2 on 2007-11-10
In Reply to: Advice needed please! - toothpicks holding eyes open MT

When I find myself to the point of not being able to focus, I set my timer for 10 minutes and sleep on the couch. I usually can finish my shift, but I sometimes have to take a little nap again later. I work 5 hours during the day and my last 3 hours from 9 to midnight. Sometimes, I also step outside when it's cold. I hate being cold, so that really wakes me up. No amount of caffeine will wake me up. I am almost to the point of finding just a part-time job during the day because it is hard to be productive at night when all I want to do is crawl into bed. Good luck!

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so you think that shrub has the power to

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Capitalize Power or Attorney or not?

Do acct coordinators have the power to....
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Do you mean the power plug in adapter? nm
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Look at Cesar Chavez, who got migrant farm workers better pay & working conditions. Before he came along, that was certainly an "invisible" job.

And look at this country's huge media interest in sweatshop conditions in other countries. What about sweatshop conditions in our OWN country? AND Indian MTs, for that matter... have you ever seen the photos of them - sitting shoulder to shoulder, with the boss walking around all day looking over their shoulders? (In a pic I saw once, it looked like the guy should've had a whip and a chair....) I wonder how often they get to take breaks, and what happens to them when they get carpal tunnel. Bet they don't have any bennies. And because MTSOs in India can get away with that, as well as the low pay, because in India ANY job is a good one, then the same conditions have been seeping into the U.S. for years. You're right about being mindful of who we vote into office. I think this next election is going to be a major turning point in the direction of our country, as well as the living standards of its people, and hopefully the right decision will be made and there will be a chance of turning things around. It can't all be done at once, but even if it's one step at a time, if it's in the right direction, maybe this profession can be saved, along with this country's middle class. The middle class is the one that has always carried this country economically, and if it disappears, then heavens to Betsy - the Rich and Big Business might actually have to pay their fair share of the taxes. THAT would sure be a first, wouldn't it?
Oh - so that means that in power outages

which is one reason that I wanted the lap top, the only way it would work is with air card, correct? Because no power to the router, no internet.  So that means I need to leave my house and go where there is power.

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Stupid question..What happens if your power goes out? sm
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Did anyone notice? Wilma knocked power out in
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The auesome power of prayer at work
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Some QA staff do end up with their job as a power trip; I was just never that way. I remember what it was like waiting on feedback and cringeing at some of the remarks I would see. I vowed not to do that to fellow co-workers.
Pray for your company to whatever power you revere. nm
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Anybody agree on who should be president?  How about Iraq war?  Anybody agree on forcing the national companies to pay us more for MT?  Come on.  Be real.  You can't unite this country on the smallest issues.



Not sure if they are equal in power, but the Celeron is inferior to the Pentium.

If you're getting a desktop may be no big deal since desktops are cheaper and you tend to replace then every 2 to 3 years, but if getting a laptop/notebook, definitely get the Pentium or the Centrino and not the Celeron. 

Hey if you have the cash more power to you. Obviously the rest of the country doesn't.
Everytime I go into a Walmart I see poor folks shopping and I never see poor folks in high-end stores with la-de-dah staff snubbing them. We just can't afford the prices independents need to charge the consumer.
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Yikes! Turn it off - have gone thru 2 power packs by leaving on 24/7 - nm

Only when use both speakers and headphones it acts almost like a power booster
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The cost of housing is outta control in California you. We have so many people from Cali selling their small homes there and coming to Idaho with the money and buying HUGE houses here...
Started power scribe, have to use my mouse for play/stop. Do you know of (sm)
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per minute
I do approximately 15-20 minutes of dictation per hour and/or 150-200 lines per hour.  So figure from there.