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I wonder how much attention HappyMomMT pays to her kids...

Posted By: SM on 2005-07-19
In Reply to: So far HappyMomMT, you are the only negative person in regards to this post. SM - nn

while she writing dissertations on this board?  Sheesh, I've never seen such verbose postings in all my life.  I for one don't have that kind of time, I have children to pay attention to.

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who pays attention to those initials anyway?

But I still know what you mean.  I sometimes type things that I don't agree with.  But his opinions, his take, I am just the MT. 

I do, because it pays well, I know it inside and out, and I'm home with my kids,
To HappyMomMT. Me again. LOL. I agree with you about daycare, I do. SM
I wish I didnt have to put my kids in daycare. But honestly I couldnt work at home with them. The ultimate option would be for me to stay at home with them and not have to work. But I cant do that. I so wish I could. Fortunately I went to every day care in the community and found the one that I thought would benefit them the best. It is more of a school atmosphere, not a place where they run around with all different age groups. It is very structured and they love it there. They do all different kinds of things there. They even go to the pool in the summertime, which they really enjoy. Because it is summer I have been trying to keep them home with me more, while I work of course, and they have been miserable. They would rather be playing with their friends.

It has worked out better for us. It allows mommy to work and then when they come home, all work is put aside and all attention is on them. It has worked out well for us. Although like I have said in my previous post there are a lot of issues I have to work out because of the "neglect" from the years of me trying to work with them home.

I will admit, I am anxious by nature, and I still get anxious thinking, how can I possible get this work done before they get home, etc. I guess if you are a calm person it might be possible to pull it off PT, although I still no not believe that FT would ever be possible.

I am sorry for any negative comments I directed toward you. I just felt a little hurt by your comments about careing and love, etc. because I do care for and love my kids.
So far HappyMomMT, you are the only negative person in regards to this post. SM
I was just telling her my opinion and my experience. My kids were 11 months apart, two girls. They fought all the time over toys and attention. For anyone to say it is not hard to work an 8-hour shift with two kids at home, that is insane. And what's even more insane is to say that we dont care or love our kids and that we have no motherly instincts. Jesus. I love my kids more than life itself. EVeryone is fine and happy now that they are in day care and get to socialize and not be on their own all the time. Of course I was here to help them with their needs but the fact of the matter is, they had to be left alone for every line I transcribed. And when are transcribing 1200 lines a day, that is a lot of time. I am not a kid-hating MT. And I hardly EVER post on this board.

If I didnt have to work and had my kids home with me I would be a great stay-at-home mom as I do have mothering skills. However, to stay at home and not be able to use those mothering skills because I am tied to a computer, that is not good for the kid.

I am sure there are a lot of MTs who can work around their kids schedules. I am not one of them. Like I said I was just stating my experience to the poster. I do believe that it is best to place the kids in a place where they can be tended to while you work. I will believe that till I die. That is my opinion. Your opinion is obviously differnet but please, and I dont mean to sound mean or nasty, please dont go and accuse people of not caring or loving their children and call them kid-hating MTs. You sound very immature.
VR pays half of what typing pays...
If you would read her post more closely she said she does VR, which pays half of what straight typing does.  I do VR and have made 4 cpl, so 5 is actually good and 4-5 is an industry standard, and may be even less if you are an employee.  The problem is that you have to double your line counts in order to make decent money, which is not always easy.  I embrace VR because I like it better than straight typing, but it is not productive for everyone, no matter how hard you try.
Do little kids like caramel? My big kids won't even eat it! We make the basic Baker's chocolat
I never said you shouldn't have kids! Feeling guilty? I asked WHY you had kids.
You clearly stated in your post that you ship the kids off to camp all day, and they're TIRED AT NIGHT!!  You know exactly what you said.  You said it as a PERK - AS IN GREAT! They're gone all day, it wears them out, and so I shovel dinner in their mouths and off to bed!  You can try to paint it any way you want, but YOU SAID IT.  Again, I only hope your kids never hear you speak that way or write that way. Shame on you.  Why have kids at all?  Just another parent who has them, gets rid of them for day AND night, BRAGS ABOUT IT, and then calls ME wicked!  Give me a break!  Camp is fine - its WHAT YOU SAID AND YOU KNOW IT.  Your own words showed your heart. Period.
THANK YOU! That is my point. She still pays taxes, her DH still pays taxes...

so who exactly is getting cheated?  And just who are you talking about when you talk about whether it is "fair" or not.  I don't give a crap how much taxes my neighbor pays.  It's none of my business.  And if I found out they were paying less in taxes than me, I would ask them how they heck are they doing it so I can do it too!

I just want ask, is it necessary to get personal and insult?  You disagree with me, fine.  But I've been called a liar, a cheat, a no-ingetrity thief, my intelligence has been insulted, and I have had my parenting skills questioned.  That is a little over the top.  If you cannot debate an issue without resulting to personal attacks, then YOU are the stunted one!

It is a very good thing that some of you work at home, ALONE!  You are sorely lacking in people skills and diplomacy.  Let me guess, when you worked in the office you were one of those girls who didn't like to share her desk, griped if someone dropped a crumb on your desk, and kept track of everyone's breaks, lunches, and line counts just so you could tattle to the supervisor!  I've worked women like you, it was like working with kindergarteners.  That's why I came home to work.  Do us all a favor, looking in the mirror, count your wrinkles, and realize that this isn't high school anymore!

Kids are demanding and so is MT work. My question is how CAN you do this with kids, rather than how
When you have two young kids, 11 months apart, (like I stated they are now 4 and 5) and have been doing this since they were born with no help from their father and no family around, YES, the kids get neglected. Part time might work but living on one salary, part time, is not an option. How can you possible tell me that anyone with two young kids can stay at home and work a full-time, 8-hour shift, and still give their kids the attention they NEED. I dont care how good you are at multitasking and how great your organizational skills are. It is a very difficult thing to do. And I am offended by your post making it sound as if it is easy to do.

I do agree that it can depend on how well your kids behave and how well they are able to play on their own. But my kids were not able to play well on their own. They needed constant attention.

So please take the time to realize that there are people out there in different situations than your own.

Reading our posts should help you to understand that everyone has a different situation. I believe everyone should have the right to shares their experiences as it might benefit the original poster in her questions and concerns.

I dont think anyone should be bashed for taking the time out to write about their experiences. I dont usually come on here to argue but you really ticked me off with your post. And try reading the post correctly. I said next time around I would have put them in day care. What I DID do with them was set them up to an activity like art or put on a movie for them. Geez.
Stayed "because of the kids?" I say "leave because of the kids"
You're in no position to buy right now. Keep saving, keep paying down your bills, and for heaven's sake get rid of that dead weight of a BF you're living with. You can do better.
So, should I return the $75 (x2 kids) in music cards I got the kids for x-mas...sm
My son has been telling me about free music sites and I was very leary.  How do they skirt the law Radguy?
I don't have kids, but my Mom was from the "old school," and still had everyone, kids inclu

call her by her first name.  The little neighbor girl next door from the time she could speak called her Aggie (my mom's first name), and they were great buddies until the day my mom pased away. 

I don't think there really is much in a name, but more in the respect you are given and the way you are treated.   Personally, I kind of cringe inside when someone calls me Ms. Anything or God forbid, "maam" (makes me feel like Methuselah!) ... I'm always just plain Merrie.  :-)

But, as someone pointed out, to each his own.  If you want to be addressed a certain way, you have that right, and people should respect that.  I'm glad you corrected the child ... hope it "sticks."    

pay attention
I think you got confused, I did not call you or anyone else a fool.


This would definitely get his attention!
Sorry I didn't try the frying pan thing FIRST!!! Will keep this in mind....for the next go 'round....
Like I said.......looking for attention....
You pay 100% attention to work while SM
you are working and get someone to care for the baby while you are working.  Same when it gets bigger.
Pay attention to the above post...sm
This lady knows what she is talking about....not that the others don't. When you allow the Lord to have reign over your life and let Him love you, things do turn around in ways we could never imagine in our own right. I wish I had realized this 8 years ago, but sadly I did not.

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
And if you pay attention to all of her postings
I should have paid attention,,,,

I got approached about possibly doing the transcription for a local doctor office - 4 doctors.  I have DSS player and they have used DSS system before, but how would I get the files from their computer to my computer.  Could they load them into a folder and then winzip them and sent to me? Is there an easier way?

I know this was discussed before. I had no idea then I might get this opportunity, so I didnt pay much attention to the post. 

Back in the 1980s there was a doctor in California who used to start each dictation with the command, "ATTENTION TYPIST."  He was a real peach.  He had no friends in the transcription department, I can assure you.  Later on, when I graduated from college and was an RN he had the gall to call up the nursing station and demand that one of us "girls" get over across the street to his office as one of the patients we had cared for in the hospital the previous week had gone over to his office for an "office visit" (that was because he was so pompous that he did not wish to see that poor patient in the hospital). The patient while in his office  "defecated" on his carpet and he felt that was our "job" to clean up after incontinent patients even if they were in HIS office.   I swear this is true.  We told him he should call a cleaning service.  He blew a gasket.   I guess it could have been worse if we had the Chimpanzee guy.  I think I would have knocked him in the head after I sued him for harassment.  I saw down further where someone hoped he was a now a patient.  Me too and I hope he is constipated and no one gives him a stool softener.  I hope when he rides in the ambulance from the acute care to the rest home that he overhears the ambulance attendants refer to their call as a "lizard run."  I hope someone puts cornflakes in his bed.  I can't stand pomposity!  I hope he is roommates with "Attention Typist" - they might actually understand each other.   
Attention Administrator

When everything hit the boards a few days back, you (well, whoever is running the board these days) stated that if anyone had a problem and wanted to leave this board, send a message and write "unsubscribe" in the message line.

I did that and just did a test post to see if you unscribed my email address.

You haven't.

I think everyone here is watching your actions and I expect you to unscribe me. I am posting this in public as you failed to respond to a private email.

Attention Moderator
Kindly delete any of my posts that you feel the urge to edit.  I would rather you delete than skew the content and purpose of my communication caused by your editing.  Of course, it is not necessary for me to participate on these forums at all.
hang in there, pay attention
Just hang in there.  Pay special attention to every report, especially the errors you have done in the past, and follow your account specifics exactly (keep a copy next to you)  Practice makes perfect. 
Someone called it to my attention
that I should use the term offshoring instead of outsourcing. We use the word outsourcing at my hospital so this didn't even occur to me. So just wanted to address this:) thanks again!
Please do not simply give up, kids or no kids!
Talk with a professional. This can be worked through if he really puts forth the effort and you participate. The right counseling can truly make your marriage even better than it was before, if BOTH parties are willing to be honest. Give it a try. Nothing to lose at this point and everything to gain!
People, please pay attention. This isn't just one person
that had a personalty conflict of whatever.  Everyday there is someone else with a valid issue. 
no problems. you must learn to pay attention as you go along. once is enough.
btw, if it is a very difficult person to do i will listen twice in the course of transcription and then flag it for QA.
sounds like he needs attention and is afraid

Good for you. That's really all we can do is call their attention to it.
I posted this to get the administrator's attention
Thank you.
Attention QA people - PLEASE READ :)
I'm fed up with the company I work for.  Can any of you who are HAPPY with your QA job tell me what company you work for?  I have been looking but it's hard to know which companies offer :1) Decent pay;  2) A relatively flexible schedule; and, very important 3) Appreciation!  I would like to find a smaller company as I work for a very LARGE national company (can you guess who? lol) - I'm sick of feeling ignored and invisible and would like to work for a smaller to medium sized company that actually values its employees.  Please, don't say you can't tell me who you work for - I really need some guidance here!  Thanks. 
Awwww. She just loves you and wants some attention. sm
I have one cat in particular who always hits the keys.  When I see her coming, I have to roll my keyboard drawer back under the desk or my transcription will look like this or get signed off prematurely.  zzzz zzzz zzzz zzz zzz zzzzz zzz zzzx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
I think she's a dork who desperately needs attention
Oh, geez. This is a troll! LOL Pay no attention!!
No - don't give it up - just keep going. Pay attention to their style and what they want.
You will do fine. Stop beating yourself up. Every company and every account may have a different style they follow. You should have account specifics - just review those and follow their guidelines.
The nastiness had some attention on other forums, and seems to (SM)
have toned down. Good Luck! Small steps add up to big things. And, "Well-behaved women rarely make history."
If you use EMDAT, you may not have to purchase one of the Start Stop pedals that they say you have to.  When you are ready to sign onto InScribe, there is an options box, click on that and hopefully you will see the system that you already have.  If not, I suggest you load express scribe and then you can use it.  Just thought somebody out there would find this info helpful.  Hope it helps someone.
I pay attention to the screen, listen again as needed, sm

then send it on it's way.  My latest QA score was 99.4. 

This is an intense job, and you have to really concentrate on the screen.  That's why the burn out factor is so huge.  I have tried listening and proofing every report again, and rarely found a mistake.  If I did this all the time, it would cut my pay in about half, and would not be worth the effort. 

You must have a small attention span because i only said a few words..definitely
Attention, Pittsburgh Steelers fans!

A big hug, a kiss, and lots of love and attention! nm
This is a very serious situation that requires medical attention
Believe me, it will be worth it. You need a slow steady six month wean off that powerful medication or your body could possibly seize up with an abrupt withdrawal - and that needs to be monitored by people who can help you.

I took Klonopin rx'ed for a year to help me sleep. When stress factor was removed, I tried to stop it and nearly went crazy literally. It sends you into a state that is highly agitated and your thought process is also going to be useless (you need to be with people whom you are safe with, people who know you). Tinnitus is one symptom that I experienced which was at a high decibel. Had I the ability to get away from work, I'd have gone into detox but instead, i cut pills up over six month period and weaned - even with the wean, you see, it is nearly unbearable. Oxycontin is being considered to be pulled off the shelf because of its highly addictive nature. When prescribed for over a two week period, providers should tell a patient what to expect when they want to stop the med; had I known, I would never have taken it. In the end, I appeared to be a drug-seeking individual when I was only in a state of anxiety due to the state my body and mind was in and could not tolerate it - leading me to beg for just one more prscription to get me off that monster of a drug.

Please, find another physician, possibly a psychiatrist as they are familiar with this, and get a regimen that will cause the least symptoms if you cannot go into a 30 day detox program.

Seek medical attention quickly.
It could be an allergic reaction. 
excuse me, didn't pay close enough attention.
that doesn't exist, lol.
I'm not preaching. And anyone who cares is still paying attention. SM
If you don't care, then you'll be without a job soon enough.  The rest of us will try elevate medical transcription while you work for pennies and compete with the Indians.
close attention as if report was book you
Thanks for the response. I just brought it to my supervisor's attention and...
He gave her a call and now she is helping me out.

I totally agree with you about doing extra work. If you are working on YOUR time, anything extra you do is a bonus. You are definitely within your rights to request what you want to work on.

Thanks for the response.:)
The letters will probably get more attention, if you put a little white powder in them...lol..nm
In other words, pay no attention to that big ole elephant sitting in the middle of MQ
lawsuit and SEC mess and just keep transcribing.  Now that's upbeat.  Don't believe your lying eyes and everyone else is wrong about MQ but you. 
When you are really smart like this, it's hard to find anything to hold your attention.