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I use a Lanier transcriber - they cost TONS

Posted By: but try getting a used one - eBay...sm on 2006-09-22
In Reply to: mini cassettes - ER-MT

eBay comes to mind - and what the other poster said about contacting Lanier for a used one.  As I know it, a new one is about $600 (?), Lanier being the BEST transcriber around, JMHO

.......with ebay though you have to be very careful. 

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Transcriber is a piece of equipment.

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tons of work
im loaded to the gills...and i need some time off...crazy how some companies can be so different in there work load.
TONS today.......

Been very slow and all of a sudden BAM!

I'll take it!

and they are still making tons of $$....sm

the naysayers panning the Stones probably could never afford to go and buy a ticket even to see them today....that's how expensive their tickets for a concert are today!!!


Tons of them this week. I just sm
reregistered for the do not fall list. We will see if it changes. Very annoying.
Yeah, there are tons (sm)

Here is a link showing how to find the 'Word command list.'  The list itself is too long to post.  http://www.melbpc.org.au/pcupdate/2207/2207article6.htm

I also subscribe to Word Tips.  I usually find a tip or two in each E-mail that is useful and I save them in one document for reference.  http://wordtips.vitalnews.com/

I do PT and make tons of money...sm
very easy work. Few ESL in that field and they are very agreeable to working with you. Lots of word Expander phrases, hardly any drugs, no labs. Love it. Make more money in PT with less cpl than any of my other accounts just because I can crank it out.
There are TONS of stores that I see every place I go.
Never had a slow day, still tons of work.
STruck me funny that you said there must be tons of it. Probably mostly us MTs. (sm)

I always give tons of praise...
if I see the newbie is consistently giving her best, looking up words and even THINKING about them LOL - I find most newbies are pretty hard on themselves without my help!
or this one is my fave tons of work..

There usually is for thre first three months at most..then nothing.  I have no problem working on the hard accounts, but when it gets down to $30-$50 a day at most, it gets very frustrating.  One spends all day logging in a looking for work to find one or two jobs.  When you can't pay your bills, you have to move on.  I want to find a company that consistently has the work...have yet to find it.....

Would help me tons if all dictators sounded like
Patrick Stewart.  Ah, if only someone could make it so!  (she grins)
yes of course I use tons of expanders. At the most 25% normals though.
Tons of up-to-date resources;) sm
Make sure you have all the resources you need that will cover a lot of specialties, especially for ops. I wouldn't worry too much. You will basically just be learning more words. Just have the resources you need for quick finds to help you pick up speed. I'm sure you'll do fine!

Can you email me the name of the company you are starting with? Even though I've been in this business for over 15 years, I don't have the "recent" acute care experience most companies are requesting. However, I do have at least 10 years in the past. Thanks!
My mother in law has tons of toilet paper too!
I mean probably 30-40 rolls at any given time and always feels the need to get more. She says she does that because she was poor as a child and she feels secure when she has a lot of something. She also buys tons canned food, shampoo and soap. Everbody has their reason and it really probably is all about feeling secure having what you think you need.
Want to keep winning? Having fun yet? Got tons more neat stuff!

my 3 y/o girl cat loses tons of hair too...nm

You should be making tons of lines today. LOL!
I am making tons of money doing tapes.

Just like tapes get misplaced so does digital dictation.  Also, have you ever timed how long it takes to download and upload files?  I think it runs about the same.  I am assuming this is clinic work.  So, if you don't go the office, then you'll need patient lists faxed or e-mailed, what have you.  It also costs money to have a secure FTP site for transfer.  So, no matter how you look at it, there is that time taken for the administrative end of transcription so to speak. 

To the OP:  I would ask if the problem really is the delivery if you could cut back to two days a week and given them the option of typing STAT reports to be faxed to them OR you could ask if they'd go halfers on a courier service.  But, I think the problem is the cutting of the paper, so you may just want to mention that you'll need to attach a fee. 

I had to attach a FAX fee to an office that was constantly calling and requiring me to search for letters that they apparently hadn't filed yet, so I started charging them for that service.  Guess what?  They don't call as much.  Just a thought.

But you get tons of deductions and write-offs.
Applied to tons of companies and hear nothing!
Anyone else applied to lots of places and never hear anything?  I have 5 years experience and a good resume so I don't understand. 
but yet you would state someone's else name so freely when tons of other people read this...
that is my point...i am not trying to be mean or spiteful...i was not the original poster that is why my name is not on here...
hmmm, I have tons, but I'll list some favorites

pt=patient, hle=hyperlipidemia, hx=history, nd=and, nx=nontoxic, gm=gentleman, wsg=worsening, nt=nontender, fp=followup, fup=followup, otc=OTC, otcc=over-the-counter, gi=GI, gii=gastrointestinal, nvd=No nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  The list goes on and on!

Those are just a few of many.  I have most brand name meds set up for auto capitalization.  I also have abbreviations for most headings, ie: alg=ALLERGIES:, pexn=PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, soh=SOCIAL HISTORY, laby=LABORATORY:.

I don't know what I would do without my expansions.  I highly recommend them.  Good luck gettin more set up.

Very technical, lots of specialized equipment, and TONS of ESLs.
I think it's the temporary files because when it starts acting like this, there are TONS of temp

Even closing Word doesn't make the files go away--I have to delete them manually.

As far as plug-ins, I have tried disabling them before but no luck. I can go months without a problem, plug-ins and all, and then, BAM, it starts happening all the time. I usually start holding my breath when I have a string of "crash-less" days (even more than I usually do to hold my gut in).

I'm beginning to think it's those automatic updates from Microsoft that are adding gremlins...can't say that I'm not beyond thinking that Mr. Gates would have his reasons for doing that, although I can't say for sure what they might be right now.

I'm open to any more ideas you might have.