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It'll happen. You'll find your fit.

Posted By: ditto on 2005-09-15
In Reply to: Keep looking... - JZ

You might have to kiss a few frogs first, though.

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It'll never happen.
Sorry but I think you are being naive. In this day and age, the only thing that matters for these businesses is saving money and paying an MT 15 to 18 cpl just isn't going to happen. They don't care about quality any more. It's all about the almight DOLLAR.
I'll agree. Have had the bait n switch happen to me several times. nm
I'll find it and let you know. I was beginning to think this was all about


you're right. She'll find her way over. NM
Yes, but you'll probably need to find a smaller MTSO.
Put your resume in the MTstars resume database specifically stating what you're looking for. The smaller MTSOs usually don't put ads in because they don't want to be bombarded with hundreds of resumes. If you leave your info, they'll come to you. I had three independent contractor "p.r.n." or "very part-time positions" this past summer, so the positions are out there. Then I figured since I was already putting in 30 hours between the three, why not just work 20+ hours as an employee? So I am. Good luck with it!
I'll bet you can find one on Ebay cheap.
I've been buying up the antique kitchen gadgets because they work better and cost less than the newfangled junk.
You go, Tinks! You'll have to let us know so we can find it on the internet and see it.

I feel exactly the same as y'all.  I think we could start by sending letters not  e-mails to our respective state legislators.  And it would certainly not be a bad idea to send a letter to the presidential candidates.  I bet Hillary would do something about it.  Anyways I hope she would.  My SIL is Indian.  He was down here last weekend and told me he received an e-mail encouraging him to get into MT for only $450!  he's a bus driver.  Scam, scam, scam.  He also told me that Indians are all crooks, and those are his words.  he told me many stories of people stealing, bribes being expected, etc., even from the law and customs officials and the post office, on and on.  So there ya go.  Some may think our info is safe over there, I think not. 

I have thought about contating our local TV/newspaper for the same reason -- to expose the dirty little secret at the big hospital here in town.

If you check the archives you'll find
this same question has been asked numerous times, but basically most have felt it a waste of time and wouldn't recommend them. 
It'll be the most expensive magazine subscription you'll ever get! No point in joining. nm
Hi, Lucinda. If you search on editing, you'll find SM
a lot of discussion since so many of us share your situation. Lots of people here have been editing for some time and should be able to offer answers to any questions you have afterward.
I'll go! I'll go!! I won't take hormones and will be ready to defend your honor :) n/m
No. It'll be the most expensive magazine subscription you'll ever get, and it's unnecessary
RadGuy, I gottah say this. You'll find someone on this board if you keep posting!! Even though mo
married (happily, others not), you just come off as interested in what we do as MTs (because you understand), you are funny, witty, and have a great personality....

I can just see it now....
You are personally invited to a virtual on-line wedding to celebrate.....


If you so a search on this board you'll find lots of info.

Basically, you've got it right. However, voice files can be large and email may reject large file attachments. Also, there's the security aspect that you didn't mention. Basically, the voice file and finished document need to be encrypted to be secure.

You said you don't have the time/didn't take the time to do the research. Lots of people have and have shared their findings time and again on this board. I, for one, am not willing to reinvent the wheel every time someone is looking for this information but doesn't want to take the time to do the legwork. No offense meant but please do take the time to educate yourself. If you really don't have the time or don't want to take that time, then be prepared to pay for that information in the form of a consultant.

Read these boards, & you'll find 'rude & inconsiderate'
That has SCAM written all over it. You'll end up paying lots of money to find out. nm
They're supposed to be good luck. He'll find his way out when he's hungry. nm
Thanks ... guess I'll have to check it out some time ... like I need to find more ways to goof of
so find a different profession where you'll make more money - plain and simple. nm
If you google "print folder list" you'll find a lot to choose from.
Example: http://no-nonsense-software.com/printfolder/

Do an archive search on this board and you'll find lots of info. NM
Instant Text. Do a search here for IT and you'll find lots of info.
You'll get used to it. It is keeping the right leg propped up at the same time that'll be the
When I broke my ankle, I was just grateful it wasn't the hands. Without our hands we'd be totally screwed.

I broke my right ankle slipping on ice and was lucky to have gloves on because the palm of the glove was totally torn up and my hand was okay.

Good luck and be sure to do your exercises when it is time.
Google South Beach Diet forum and you'll find a good board there for information. nm
Oh she'll spice it up alright, she'll be
placing hidden cameras in the other ladies' dressing rooms! LOL!
continue your goal; he'll/they'll get used to it/over it
I'll vent and I'll sign my name sm
I have two IC contracts right now. I recently went back to a job I had quit earlier in the year to work for the other company I am still working for.

The newer job has 80% ESLs. I transcribe OP notes primarily and I can fill in other work types as the opportunity arises. I am frustrated with this particular situation. After 6 months, I am making less money and working longer hours. I am past the learning curve and I should be doing better, at least in the number of hours I am spending doing the job. We have run out of work for 24 hrs at a time at least 5 or 6 times since December 1, and in November it was more than that. I have a friend who worked for this company as well and she was having similar difficulties. The only thing that we can figure is that they are shorting us line count some way, because after 6 months at it, it should be easier/faster/more money, but it is less and less every single pay period. It is not a nice thing to accuse a company of doing, but it SEEMS that way to us. I am fed up with being expected to type every single OP note that comes in 24/7 and meeting the 6 hr TAT for them on weekends, evenings, holidays, wee hours of the morning...

I took back a job I held for 2-1/2 yrs. The team leader has changed and this gal thinks that I should be on call 24/7 for whenever she has work. I might have some at 7 a.m., or perhaps not until 6 p.m. or later. I can't plan my personal life and between these two IC situations, I find that I am not eating on a daily basis, not showering on a daily basis and not sleeping more than 3 or 4 hours at a time. I have lost weight and I don't feel very well. I woke up today with a rip roaring head cold (my first in nearly 8 yrs) and it has already moved to bronchitis and I am expecting pneumonia by the weekend because I develop it very easily. I already have deep pain in my back.

Yes, I should call in sick tomorrow, but I really can't take the fallout. The job I took back I am covering for another gal who wanted vacation over the holidays and if I have to call in sick, the team leader will call me and pitch a fit about how this is my responsibility. It IS my responsibility, I did say I would do it, and I will do it, despite being quite ill. In the past, when I worked for this company, they would not allow me to call in sick for a "cold" without a doctor's note. I worked through many illnesses with them and only called in sick when I developed West Nile Fever and while I was sick for over a month, I only called for my last 12 reports one day when I could no longer see the computer screen because my head hurt.

The problem is that yes, many MTs lack work ethic. They don't take their responsibility seriously. This is not a work as you please career, not even for an IC. I can see the MTSO's point of view, I truly can. Like finding experienced, reliable and capable MTs, for the MTs who are these things, finding a company will treat you like a human being is equally difficult. I sit here, feeling lousy and like I am an utter slave labor with no consideration whatsoever. I know that my work needs to be done, but when I am this sick it is better that someone else do it for the sake of the work, for accuracy and for speed of getting it out. I know that I am needed, but to be the MT these companies need me to be, I also need to look after my own health.

I will also mention that when I have asked for vacation, I have been approved for the time, but the MTSO queues up my work and calls me then I am not on the system getting it done. I have told them I had been approved for time off, but the MTSO didn't schedule anyone to cover for me and I am told to get on work, vacation or no, if I want to keep my job.

Thus, I work 24/7/365 and have for years. I work sick, I work when I am in pain (I have an AI disorder), I work exhausted from staying up all night covering for others who are allowed to call in sick and have vacations when I can't have either. I work having no health insurance and not being able to afford the $125 a month to buy some with a high copay so I can see a doctor. I work without breaks for breakfast, lunch or dinner and I sometimes come close to having an accident because if I leave my desk to go to the little girls' room I get nasty calls about where I am at and what I am doing.

Many MTs are mistreated, and I am one of them.
Merry Christmas! There is a story named Cat and Mouse Christmas...search Google and you'll find
Tell him you'll give him your macros if he'll give you his Lexus, his ski cabin, and (nm)
Free? As in, free trial? Otherwise, I don't think you'll find a spellcheck software that's
Control. I'll still get OT though. And you'll
still sit and complain!

I'll join you on that one, I'll be 58
You'll be sorry when you get as old as me
Tendinitis in the foot from the foot pedal.  I was told barefoot makes it worse.  Now I type with shoes (ugh)
okay, thanks, I'll do that
Thanks! I'll try that. nm
They'll let your a** go before they let you run the co.
It's not your job to run it nor make changes.

Perhaps that is why all the new hires are getting MORE money and BETTER incentive and more VALUABLE benefits packages than those belly-aching, whining, sour-puss employees already there.

They know who the good employees are so they give them raises.

Sounds like they're trying to run your rat's a** out!! LMAOOOOO
I'll tell you what I do SM
I have had occasion where these people would call me trying to get me to upgrade my services, etc.  If I can't understand them I just tell them I can't understand them and they should learn English before calling people on the phone or don't bother calling.  If the same company keeps calling with the same people, I just hang up on them.  I have also written e-mails to the companies who hired them, complaining about the lack of English language skills.  I don't care what Americanized name they use, if they can't speak English, I don't want to be bothered.
Thanks so much. I'll try that.

I'll take you sm
for a supervisor any day!  :)  You've got it together girlfriend!
I'll 2nd that!
I'll be there soon
I have to do a 100% report right now, but will be in after that.  Thanks for the info
At first. You'll get there.
The way I had to look at it was that if I worked fulltime outside the home and paid daycare, I'd only be bringing in xx amount of money per month.  However, by working at home, anything I made over that $xx per month was like a bonus.
we'll believe you
do you think you could tone down your assumptions/nastiness then about ppl combing their hair, being fat, stupid etc. we would enjoy hearing your opinions w/o the name calling in them
thank you
I'll second that!!!!! :)

God Bless

We'll see.
Well, I'll try again...

This Franky Boy or whatever must be pretty demented to turn a post about that into something perverted.

Anyway, I was asking for help from people who have quit smoking.  My biggest problem is that having a cigarette was my way of breaking from the computer for a few minutes or my reward for reaching a certain number of lines.  I am wondering if anyone has any creative ideas about what I can do now to take a little break as my production seems to suffer if I don't leave the computer at all.

Think that's what I'll have to end up doing, as I know that's
the ultimate ending for it all, just so upset & mad as to why they're really doing it. Can't trust anyone in mgmt anymore, it seems.
I'll go here to buy
a sense of humor if you'll go there to buy 'maturity'. Deal???
You'll be sorry
I'll tell you why.
Because intense testing is required, companies should post their pay scales so we can make an informed decision before going through the rigamarole only to find out they won't pay squat. Not posting pay scales only serves to waste valuable time for both applicant and testing company.
I like that...I'll try it.