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Posted By: GaPeach on 2006-12-16
In Reply to: Exactly! And now the original poster is arguing - Coal

dilemma. I HAVE CHRISTMAS DAY OFF. My gosh, I asked, being as I have always been someone elses employee until approximately 3 months ago, what THEY did, just to get someone else's views. I have worked long enough, since 1973, in this field to know about confidentiality issues. I wanted to see what others do on the holidays. I am not running scared about what I HAVE to do. A person asks simple questions and gets unbelievable crap thrown at them. I, for one, can walk at any time I please without having to bow down to any company. Thank goodness I have reached this point in my life. I see so much bitterness in the people on these chat boards, unbelievable. If you are so scared about others taking your jobs, why do you not find something else to do?? Why wear bitterness on your sleeves all the time. If my animals can read my reports, then I guess I have to get worried about someone reading them. I am not trying to solve the problems of the world, just asking questions I would like to know for my OWN INTEREST.

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If I read you correctly
Yes, that JW (Pacific time zone)
not OP but mac did ya read that correctly?.LOL

It was a MS and not a Mr *LOL*

  have some lemonade on this very hot 95+ degree sweltering humid day....probably causing the negativity, eh? 

Do I read this correctly????
your HUSBAND was CRYING AND FREAKING OUT because he had not eaten????????  Please say it isn't so!!!!!  I hope you mean your 1 y/o or 4 y/o NOT your husband.
You need to read the posts correctly, never said all
of MTs could not make it and you surely donít have to read what I say, freedom of speech, etc. I will say again, these are jobs and if working, you do your job first period, end of statement. If you want to do household in between working then do not complain because you cannot get your line count, cannot see after your kids, oh woe me. I read these day after day about how a person only goes into this field in order to stay home and then we wonder why we are not perceived as being professional? Professional what???
Sorry. Didn't read your post correctly
I don't use the compile feature, but build my glossaries as I go along. Never cared for the results I got with compiling.
If you submit your reports on time and correctly, you get paid correctly. Pay has been on sm
time for 2 years now. 1st and 15th for employees, 2nd and 16th for ICs. If it falls on a weekend or holiday, it posts the next business day.

By the way, there is no Sophie on radiology at Keystrokes. Must be a troll.
Funny, but..if you read a lot or know people...sm
The EX-smokers get cancer...AFTER they quit. Never an issue while they smoke...only after stopping for a few years. EVERY person I know who QUIT had cancer. But then again, we are all predisposed to cancer, it is in our genes. They just do not know the exact triggering factor...just ideas on what it is and things you can avoid to reduce your risk, but again, this does not ensure you will not have some type of cancer. Working 12-14 hours a day...gee, one bad habit, better than drinking and not being able to work. LOL
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. 
People who read this board still apply
at companies they are warned about.  Your book would not only be a waste of time, but no one will buy it. 
I read the story and they interviewed people who work in the
Luis Vuitton store. They said they had 3-4 of the debit cards used just that day. Other high end stores were reporting they were being used in there as well. One guy on tv was interviewed and said he was unemployed yet he was going to buy a car. That means he'll probably have no insurance, probably no license. Every single taxpayer is paying for these unemployed, young "disabled" people with a bunch of kids who have chronic back pain or <insert whatever disorder here> to go shopping and not for needed things like food and diapers. 
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...
if you live among trashy people, low income people, people w/o goals or direction,
content to just get by, you by default become a part of a group. "people" have decided to group trailer people as trash. that is because there are enough people in that group to earn the title and even if you aren't trash, you are categorized by others. did i think i was trash in lower class neighborhood surrounded by people who drank and fought all weekend? no but i knew i wasn't staying and did not try to pretend that all the fools in the neighborhood were just nice folks who ended up where they were because high horse snobs deemed their neighborhood low class. people for the most part live exactly where they belong because they don't want to educate themselves, they don't mind "trash" around them and they don't want to be bothered trying just a bit hard to extract themselves from that world. they justify everything to themselves i guess saying everyone who doesn't like their lifestyle is a snob and the comedians (Jeff Foxworthy/Chris Rock, etc) who make fun of them are just ill-informed.

As for me, I fought hard to get out and don't even want to look back. It amazes me people stay for generations.
To me, it looks as if you did it correctly.
I wouldn't use a semicolon in that sentence.
You should do them correctly.
Escription can deal with a cap in the middle of a work. I type my drugs correctly but on most of the accounts I've been on (6), I've had to cap the allergies myself. The more consistent everyone is, the better the system will do.
Did I understand you correctly?

I already work on DQS, but do you mean that the new payment plan will not include headers, spaces, and so on? 


Actually he may be pronouncing it correctly.

had the term "pis" which is French for urinate.  It is pronounced "pee."

They  dropped it from the newer ones, however.

If I remember correctly sm
these are long, long reports. Absolutely charge by the line.

If I understand it correctly what they do it take - sm
an average of 12 months (previous year I guess) and charge you that each month. So if you spend $1500 a year, they then will charge you $125 a month for a year for a total of $1500. I presume if you are over that they bill you at the end of the year for the overage, and hopefully credit you if you are actually under. Our propane company wanted to do the same, but I just go with getting billed when they fill the tank, though that gets pretty nasty too ($300-$800) depending on price of propane and how full/empty the tank is when it is filled, plus they only give 7 days to pay the bill, how nice.
Why not spell it correctly?
I learned a long time ago that doctors are notoriously bad spellers! What is the word?
I would spell it correctly. sm
That is why we are transcriptionists. It is our job to correct their spelling and grammar errors to make as perfect a document as possible. I have one that notoriously spells Homan's sign incorrectly and she spells it every time as Homman's sign, but I disregard her spelling, do not take it personal, and I just do what I know is right. JMO
I would spell it correctly.
It's actually Homans'. ;P

I have a doctor like this too. He insists on spelling one word incorrectly and even had his office staff try to correct me. I am a very flexible person but there is no way I will spell something incorrectly in a document if I know better.
you heard correctly ............

Not sure if I'm following your trail correctly here.

I would agree that it is not defamatory to use the company name if someone is not going to come away with a negative impression, direct or indirect, after viewing pictures or other materials that accompanied that use.

I would stand by the idea, however, that it would be libelous to use the company name on a site that depicts pictures or text that others may find offensive. I think we agree on this, right?

It is probably working correctly and at some
time you have added a misspelled word.  Look at your notes and then look at your spellcheck file.
If I remember correctly...

you can go to the Nuance Web site for Dictaphone support (maybe this is old news?).  They do have a phone number listed there.  You might try the place where you purchased your equipment and/or tech support at your job.  Also, you can search here at MTStars in the Google box.  There probably are old posts with similar questions.

also, if you are doing it correctly - point that out to QA - nm
If I remember correctly, though

laws may have changed since I last collected, they take your last 4 quarters, find the highest quarter and you get half of that in UC divided into weeks. They also take taxes out of it, which I don't think is fair. 


I may not be understanding correctly but
If you want to go backwards with the jump code I think that is shift+F11. I never have been able to get that to work correctly, but I can hit F11 and go forward in the document just fine.
DQS not calculating correctly and repaying?
Those who have gotten checks cause DQS did not calculate correctly, was it only from one regional MQ office?  Im wondering as I have used DQS for about one year and I have not gotten any letter or check.  Im wondering should I contact my TC?  I dont like bothering them if I dont have to cause they are not the nicest people and I truly believe they keep track of employees who call in, ask for time off, question things..ya know?  So, if anyone knows, is it just one MQ office or more than one...Thanks, ya'all..
Could someone tell me if I am punctuating this sentence correctly?
She had been complaining at that time of three weeks of diarrhea, which was watery Ė one episode per day. 
Anyone awake yet? Can someone take a look and tell me if I 'm typing this correctly?

There was no evidence of significant

in-stent restenosis of the RCA.  A right heart catheterization was done as well.  Right atrial pressures were 16, 12, and 11.  Right ventricular pressures were 40, 7, and 15.  Pulmonary artery pressures, 39 and 21.  Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure is 21, 19, and 17 with left ventricular pressures of 132, 17, and 26.

Sorry, here it is..it didn't post correctly
Do you have a word you can never type correctly

Mine is "initiated."  It makes me nuts.  In 20 years, I have never typed that word correctly and I keep forgetting the expansions I develop for it.

What are your least favorite terms to type?

I get paid to transcribe it correctly
If I remember correctly, in this case...
...she won the lottery before they were divorced, when all of his and her assets were still considered joint. Since CA is a community property state, he was entitled to half of it. I believe she left the winnings off of the income and expense declarations during the divorce proceedings, and that's the part that was illegal.
You said it correctly, very touchy subject
as the majority of people working from home apparently get upset when I say MTs are coming across as being unprofessional when they write about being "supermoms" and yet complaining about how to fit time in for their babies, housework, cooking, washing, etc. while doing a job. I have never complained about my salary, my hours I spend working, the bosses I work for, just do my job. I, like you, worked outside when my children smaller but if I wanted to provide for them then, that was something we had to do, had no choice, just what you do as a member of the human race. It is probably a good thing for a lot of the people writing into this board to be able to "work" from home, otherwise I donít see them making it in the "real" world of employment. I think your post was excellent and said exactly what I have been saying for some time. Try telling that to the moms who write in. I am not now nor would I ever say I was supermom nor super anything for that reason, not a "single" mother as to me that designates someone who wants people to feel pity for them because they have a child(ren) they are supposed to care for, only a woman who has raised her children to adulthood and ones any mother could be proud of and I did it, well just because that is what a mother does. I donít look for any pats on my back. I have a strong work ethic and I applaud you for yours.
if memory serves correctly
AutoText is saved in your normal.dot file.
If you had figured correctly, you would not GET a big return
It is your money to start with. It is up to you to figure out what you should pay. If you are getting a huge amount back, then it is your fault. The IRS does not just OWE you money. You have it figured all wrong. If people lose their homes or cannot pay their bills due to their not getting refund, IT IS THEIR OWN FAULT- they paid in too much, not the other way.
Perhaps you're not speaking correctly. sm
When a prospective employer calls, talk like this (in a sing-song high-pitched voice): "Hello. I am been having a lot of experiences with the transcribering of American medical speakings. I am learning English pretty good and can also be typing at very high velocity."

You should immediately hear those blessed words: "You are having been hiring!"
does anyone else have a problem with Word not capitalizing correctly on sm
the first word in a sentence?  i will get 2-3 lines down and realize it didn't cap something so then i have to waste time going back up there to cap it.  any solutions on fixing this annoying problem? 
Softscript not counting lines correctly
Anyone else having this problem.  Trying to get an answer as to why LINES are NOT being counted correctly and not one answer.  The fact that our lines do not show up immediately anymore should have been our first warning.  How can they GET AWAY WITH THIS.  It there anyway a company can PROVE how they are counting lines.  This is totally unfair and they are ripping off their MTs while fat cats sit there and get richer.
Perhaps you could make more if you spelled POLL correctly. LOL
Thought it was funny.
Yes. But per Vera, that's wrong, if I recall correctly. SM
There are apparently about 10 zillion people who think that if you use a slang spelling or term long enough, you legitimize it. Sigh. There's no reason for that to ever be one word until such time it's marketed under that brand name. You can find LOTS of stuff on Google, and if there were 10,000 people who misspelled a term, there would be 10,000 hits on it -- and it would still be misspelled.
My point exactly. It's still wrong. Don't we want to do this stuff correctly? I do. SM
I know there's lots of stuff out there that's traditionally been done the wrong way for many years, but I just can't do it.
you are exactly right - an MT should spell correctly in everything she writes, medical or not
If I'm reading correctly, you're not at home when this happens...sm

Which must be so stressful for you.  I found this website that you might want to take a look at: 


It has info. about homeopathic treatments, drugs, music, behavior mod., hug therapy, etc.  It looks like the Clomicalm your vet gave you might not just be a tranquilizer but helps in another way?  Not sure. 

One of my dogs has a very mild problem in this area.  Fireworks and thunderstorms upset him.  He finds a place to hide, curls up and stays there, and he won't go outside (where it's louder, of course) until the noise is gone.  Luckily, it's mild, and he's even been getting better.  We just act like it's no big deal, pat him on the side once or twice and tell him in a cheery voice "You're okay, buddy!" and go about our business.  (But I confess, hubby and I let him curl up on the bed in between us during thunderstorms - we're probably rewarding/reinforcing his phobia behavior!  LOL)

I did once foster a dog who had a much worse problem.  It was getting close to the 4th of July, and the sound of firecrackers terrified him.  Long story, but I used Rescue Remedy (homeopathic flower essences) on him with success for the short time I had him.  Long term, I think I would have needed something stronger.   

Please let us know what happens. 

And I don't understand why you are not reading this post correctly, it says
being as it was elective on my part, all lawyers I contacted said no case. What else can I say?? Simple, elective, you did it to your own self, not like you had to have.....
If I remember correctly, I got it to work with a few glitches. SM

I think I was able to get it to play and rewind, but no fast forward.  It's been several years since I used Express Scribe so I can't remember exactly, but I do think I got it to work.

I guess I didn't do the link correctly.
It didn't show. This is it. http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6656808-2.html?tag=rb_content;rb_mtx
I hope I understood your problem correctly:
You have on the back of your computer only 1 USB port for your footpedal, no serial port.
Your footpedal has a 9-pin plug, a male one.

What you need is an adapter that has on 1 end the USB plug to be put into the USB port on the back of the computer tower and on the other end a 9-pin plug (female) for your foot pedal.

After you connected these, you have also to set the right footswitsch option in your computer:

control panel/footswitch settings/USB port.

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