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I tried that with mine, but the letters on the keys are still missing :)

Posted By: Leadfeather on 2005-08-04
In Reply to: I washed my keyboard in the dishwasher and - Latest experiment


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Right now I have 10 keys without letters
on them and it works fine. I don't seen need to replace unless the keys are sticking or not working.
Sorry - Meant keys without letters - NM
I've had to buy a few keyboards because of missing keys
The main reason I do that is because other people in my family use my computer. It's not just used for my MT work.
I don't know what express scribe you use, but mine backs up and I can program hot keys. It was f
Funny! Mine is almost as large, and I don't mind cleaning mine!
It's no problem at all.  Besides, I'll take lots of oodles of square footage any day of the week over living in a sardine can!
Thank you! Do you know if the missing
girl was alive or not?  I sure hope so. 
What's missing?
I haven't noticed any that are missing.
Am I missing something?
Where does it say that Amphion is using Interfix to send work overseas? As I read it, Amphion has used this company which HAPPENS to be branching out to Trinidad and Tobago, but I see nothing that connects the two. The statements in bold don't say anything except InterFix has helped Amphion interface more effectively.
Am I missing something here? sm
Employees pay their own taxes just like independent contractors. The only additional tax the IC pays is the employer's 50% portion of FICA which, if I remember correctly, is 7.5%. I fail to see why so many are under the impression that as an employee the employer 'pays' their taxes. I've been an IC for 2 years now and have seen my taxable income decrease due to the numerous deductions I'm eligable for. (We have an accountant do our taxes for us, whose fee is a business expense/tax deduction/overhead item - whatever it's called. That's why I use an accountant!) Lately it seems that many are opting for employee status, which is fine, but I'm not sure that an accurate picture is being given of the ICs gross vs net income.
Missing your dad....
I can't say I know what your going through, because I don't, but I wanted you to know that I read your message and I am so sorry. Do you have any grief counseling in your area you could attend or a pastor at your church you could talk with? I'm 45 and my dad is 71 and I know that day could come at any time for me too. Hang in there WIMT. Are you in Wisconsin? I am too. If you need someone to just talk to you can feel free to contact me, just give me your email address and I'll e-mail you directly. I'd be happy to listen if you need me.

Went missing
Does it bother anyone else that TV shows, news reporters and newspapers are saying "He went missing last week..." Shouldn't it be "He has been missing since last week...?"  I've asked friends and family, but they don't notice.  I figure transcriptionists are more aware of grammar than regular people.  It makes me crazy when they talk about someone "going missing."  They're not going anywhere, they're just plain missing!!
I first heard someone on a local news station say it last year.  Now I hear it everywhere?  Where did that phrase come from?  I guess I "went missing" when that phrase was invented.  Irritates me too.  Oh, and so does Nancy Grace whether she is saying went missing or anything else.
I'm missing something
If you billed April in May, shouldn't you have received the money from when she helped you?

And did you have a contract set up with her.

I would just pay her the $100.
What am I missing?????
What's the deal with someone going out of town? or not letting the employer know??  Is this person an IC or an employee?  and why is it that so many "employer's" do not understand that they cannot dictate hours of work to an IC?  maybe this is the case?  I know I have dealt with plenty like that.  Perhaps, I am wrong - I know I missed something somewhere in all of this.
Maybe I'm missing something here.

"...my WAV pedal is acting in the same manner - tap the pedal to listen and tap it to stop the dictation." That's how mine works so what do you want to do differently? How did it work before?

you bet I do, but you are missing sm
the point. I think knowledge and experience should pay a whole lot more. My point is if you do learn all you can and can do every kind of report type and do it with an excellent report then you will not have the problem of not being able to make any money when the companies are only paying 8 cpl. The pay is not going to get better anytime soon. I know there is the exception to the rule and the companies, mostly smaller companies, who pay more but there are so many larger companies that are paying the 8 cpl. Personally to do OP reports all day long I think I should be making 15 cpl! Wouldn't that be nice but it isn't happening and I am perfectly ok making 8 cpl and doing what I do for now. Its better than no job at all.
I may be missing something, but I'm
Regarding letters
We have an account with our national where all the consults are dictated in letter format.  So for every single consult we get we have to look up the correct names, spelling, and addresses for the referring physicians because the dictators never give them. Once we get them we can save them in autotext, but it's still a pain to have to look them all up.
No letters
My daughter could not use my computer because of no letters left on the keyboard.
three letters: CTS
some of us CAN'T do much else at this point. I can't even write anymore!! And we blessed, fortunate ICs don't qualify for disability pay or unemployment... so yes, it's upsides and downsides, but in the end, right now I'm facing having to quit MT and I have NO idea what to do for a living, at the tender age of 36, and, with the pay cuts and such, no money to invest in an education. So please try to have some compassion... not all bellyaching is unfounded.
Think again - big letters at top saying
Not to post there unless you work for MQ
letters sm
The written word can come back to bite you. Be careful what you say. If they care enough, they'll ask and then you can verbalize. Otherwise, it will become part of your permanent record. Don't say anything to make them angry, One never knows down the road when you will have to list them in your past employment history. Sometimes we would like to pour our hearts out but it would depend on what you have to say. I once wrote a note which was not really that bad but everyone in the company said I left a scathing letter which was totally untrue. The less you put in writing, the better, IMHO.
for me, the only ones that letters don't rub off....
and on the back of mine it does say Key Tronics.......
Use a name that is 4 letters or more and you get the... sm
AutoComplete tip box showing your entry, then you can press F3 or enter to expand it. Make sure the first 4 letters of the name are not the same as the first 4 in another entry or Word won't know which one you want and no tip will appear. You can use less than 4 letters in the name but no tip appears. You'd have to remember it and hit F3.

Just remember that AutoText only works in Word and you might want to think about a true text Expander that works in all of your programs. You can also bog down your normal.dot file if that is where you choose to save AutoText and you will be at high risk of corrupting the file. Make sure you keep a backup.
where would you be if your daughter was missing (sm)
in another country?  The posts on down the board are appalling, some of them anyways!  I would hope that any parent in their right mind would be right there, no matter where "there" is, if their child were missing.  I know I'd be whereever I had to be.  I could not rest until I was there, waiting and helping to find my child.  I'd go to the ends of the earth to get my daughter back, no questions asked.  And maybe people are donating money to them so they can stay in Aruba and help find their daughter, as well as keep their lives going back here at home.  Where has compassion gone? It's truly sad that we ridicule people for simply wanting desperately to find their lost child.  Just Sad.
Me neither! Ha! We must both be missing something! Maybe we should try the warm
milk? Blech...sounds gross! Actually, I'm just getting rolling now - my morning - so am having coffee! If I were to have sounded irritated, certainly my irritation would be 100% to the dang fool recruiter who pulled this "faux paus" on the poor woman in the first place. Now, if you want to get me irritated, just get me yamming about recruiters...currently my FAVORITE people in our industry...I can't find the appropriate face-thingie to express pure disdain....How about, PEW!!
missing lines
I have had lines missing and they always pay me on the paycheck.  It never shows on my lines but when I get paid it is added to my lines.
missing girl
I did miss some of it, but if the missing girl was the man's daughter, then she was alive.   His daughter  was the one at the beginning with the ring in her nose.  Maybe someone else who saw the whole thing can fill in the details.
They are the same thing or else I am missing something.
The music is nice, the pictures are nice but what in the world is the message?  Not worth the time...sorry.
Missing The Word "A"
Hi. Please tell me that missing the word "A" (as you did) didn't actually cost you points on a QA review!! EEK!!!
Our cat, who has been missing since April
He is a little thin, but otherwise looks to be in good shape.  The best news is our new dog (stray -somebody dumped her on the highway by our house) who loves people/hates every other living creature, just walked up to him, sniffed him, and paid absolutely no more attention to him. It's a good day
missing 1099 - what to do??
Ok, it's now near the end of February and I'm still missing a 1099! I've notified the company, but they just said it was sent out and weren't any help. The amount was over $10,000, so I obviously need to report it. How do I go about reporting it without a 1099? Do I need to report the company to the IRS? Anyone out there with their own service, what do you do when someone doesn't receive their 1099? Can you just send them a copy or do you have to completey re-do it? I remember reading something about the form having some barcode or something in it so the IRS can scan it, so does this mean you can't just send a copy?? Thanks for any help!
Missing dictations
I also get a patient list from the doctors office. I check off which ones I got voice files for, i.e. which ones I typed. I don't keep track of which names or not checked off. How do I know if that patient just didn't show up for the appointment, walked out without being seen, or if the doctor put off dictating. That's administrative work that the doctors' secretaries do at my client's office. If they can't find something they think he dictated and ask me to look for something or check on something I'll do it because it only takes a few minutes but I don't do all the stuff you're doing.

I think you are missing her point
I don't think it's about the money. I think it's about priorities. Should the MT think about her needs in her last few weeks or the company's needs? I think the poster was implying that she was doing the company a favor by training others on her accounts, and was it worth it to think of the company rather than her own needs. You are being short-sighted in your reply.
You are missing the point
If you go to a session WITH him and have the counselor hear your problem, she/he can help the two of you work it out.

It's like calling him out in a nice way - the counselor will make him address the issue and you won't be forced to choose avoid contact he probably really needs.
Missing the point.

If the IC accepts the work, then it is expected that the IC will do the work. Don't take on something that you can't do. Period.

If the IC takes the work, then later calls and says they can't do it, that puts the company in a bind. Sure, the company will solve their problem but don't blame the company for the IC's personal problems.

I'm not missing the point.

An IC is just that, and the company is EXPECTING her to type.  This is wrong of the company, not the IC.  The IC has a right being self-employed to refuse a job.  If anything, learn to stay away from companies who hire IC's, but treat them like employees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Eliminate the IC and make them an employee if you have such a proble with an IC REFUSING WORK THAT SHE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO DO.  Maybe in the morning, the IC could do the work, and then maybe another account that pays more needed her, which is really no business of the other company that she gives the work back to why she cannot do it. 

I cannot believe the nerve of some people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That is wrong, wrong, and wrong no matter how you slice it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you haven't tried this your missing out!
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1 pt for missing space.
Don't EVER leave out a space after a colon.  Did you know that was worth a point?  Sheesh.  I got a 96% on a 33 line report by missing a space after a colon. 
So do you have the missing notes??
If you have the missing notes then someone is misplacing them and you simply charge them a re-printing fee.    Are you doing digital and delivering back or do you pick up tapes?   If they want more delivery back, charge a delivery fee.  You can make it work if you want to but they will have to pay for the time you are putting into the work.   If you feel someone at the clinic is doing your work, explain that also.   Good luck. 
Missing Notes

I have that problem once in a while and my doc and I got into an argument about it once. I knew he didn't dictate the notes, but he kept telling me he puts a check mark on the notes he does dictate. 

I've been with this doc since 1995 and I have a phone in system, so if he dictates them, they're transcribed. If he doesn't dictate them, then he didn't do them.

Well, for how busy he is, if he put the check mark on the note PRIOR to dictating, then gets called away for a patient or starts to fall asleep while dictating (which he has done already), it could very easily be overlooked. What aggravates me is that he makes me type Re-dictation on any notes he says he did before but didn't.

Also, I have found that since the last secretary left, there aren't as many "missing notes" as before. Hm-m-m-m. That tells me something. I can understand if I put a blank for the patient name (no list to follow and if it's a new patient or can't understand Speedy Gonzalez, then those notes could very well be thrown away if they can't verify the patient.

I don't print the notes or hand deliver them anymore. We use PCAnywhere, and the notes are in one file with the dates of the notes dictated, which I transfer directly to his computer, so they print them out on their end. I have the notes and so do they, so if they are missing a note, all they have to do is check their files to see if that note is there. If not, then he didn't do it.  End of argument.

This has worked out great for me, but for you, well, I'd think twice about keeping a job with that much aggravation. Find another account.


P.S. - and also, I have had missing notes too
dictation system by the doctor when they dictate.  So instead of coming to your pool, it ends up somewhere else.  And someone in the hospital ends up getting it and, not being sure what it is (or maybe knowing but welcoming the easy work), they transcribe it.
Yes I did but I am missing the main
missing WP5.1 file-help, please!

I recently started a part-time job which uses WP5.1.  After it had been sitting in my computer unused for 2 years, I opened it up and got an error message;  file keys.wpk missing.  I have old floppies somewhere with the program backed up.  If I found this file on the floppies, how would I go about putting it back in, and where would it go? 




As soon as I started doing letters...
I would fly like the wind. That is what hourly paid secretaries are for! Good luck in finding something else, but do like I do... let them know from the gitgo I WILL NOT DO CORRESPONDANCE!
Despise letters! UGH...nm
DS, H&P, CONS, letters
are the basics. Doing OPs is another level up
letters for keyboard
there's a place called Gold Violin (1-877-648-8400) or www.goldviolin.com that has a set of letters (1-black letters and the other one white) that you can buy for about $10. they're enlarged too which makes it easier as well to see, if you've got that problem. i got a set and just haven't taken the time yet to clean up my keyboard to put them on. i love my cordless Logitech keyboard and mouse as well. i like the touch on my keyboard as well so don't want to buy another one just because the keys wore off, so this fit the bill for me.
Consult Letters
Hello, does anybody know how consult letters are like?  Are they long and difficult?
i enter the first 4 letters...sm
Every time I come to a drug I enter the first four letters of the drug in Autocorrect, capping it if needed.  I think this is quicker than sitting down and entering a bunch at once. 
It's like the chain letters you may have
received where there is a numbered list of people included and you add your name to the list, subtract a name from the list, all names on the list now are shifted and thus have a different number on the list that you create than on the list that you received, and then you send a dollar (or other amount . . . in this case, a pair of flip-flops) to each person that was on the list that you received. The people that you send your letter to are instructed to do the same, and so you wind up receiving (if the "chain" is not broken) money/items from each person that receives the letter that has your name on it (before you are "bumped" from the list).