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It's not deep at all. It's a trend and I am glad to see it go away with Jude Law's

Posted By: Sorry on 2005-07-10
In Reply to: You're turning this lighthearted thread into something entirely too deep. Lighten up. - nm

movies miserably failing at the box office.  There's nothing deep about that.  Just the facts maam.

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    Hey, Jude!
    I am 47 years of age - just a kid in the 60's but discovered 'em during high school in the 70's....
    Jude. sm.
    Paul wrote that for Julian Lennon when John and Cynthia Lennon were going through a divorce  - really gave the song new meaning to me when I learned that.  Julian was called, "Jules", and Hey Jules did not fit well, so PM changed it to Hey Jude - don't take it bad; remember to let her into your heart (Yoko?), then it will start to get better. 
    Who makes your heart go a-flutter? For me, Jude Law

    Perfect combo of charm, boyish good looks, rugged handsomeness, *sigh.  He was great in Alfie and Closer.  Also the Talented Mr. Ripley...too cute.  I'm definitely obsessed.


    Hey Jude here too. My Boxer's full papered name is
    Sir Jude Prince of Spades. I did that so i could go "Hey Jude" when i called him. BUT everyone calles him Spades or Mr. S.
    Jude the Obscure, anything written by Dickens
    Vanity Fair, almost all Victorian literature.
    Update. Thanks so much to the poster who emailed me about St. Jude Hospital and sm
    telling me about the free cancer research program. I let our local news station know about that and they will contact the family and let them know!

    2. I received an email this morning from a large web hosting company who will donate a domain name, web hosting for 1 full year - with renewal on a yearly basis if chosen!

    Will keep you all updated. I'm still getting the nerve or guts to contact this family and let them know what I am doing......
    jude is right. Cobra may not be cheap, but it's cheaper than the surgery.
    Your taste runs to slender effeminate boys. That's the way it is and how Jude Law
    makes a "living" as well as Justin Timberlake.  There are those who aren't attracted to manly men and enjoy seeing a pretty boy.  BTW, Toby Keith has some excellent tight jeans and long legs and I don't see doughboy but it is relative if you prefer the looks of Jude Law/Justin Timberlake/Leonardo DeCaprio.  And he appeared w/o his hat on many times.   Not bald by any stretch like Garth Brooks.  But having said that, Garth Brooks, dough-boy and balding was hot in his day.
    Wow, that's deep.
    soup line, cut-throat, etc..... 
    But you have to look deep down within you and ask why you are even in this field and
    why being an SE is so important to you? To be honest, I've been an MT for quite a while and an SE MT for MQ for over 6 years now. The flexibility has been, well, too good to be true. I, too, can say that I haven't been a perfect MT because I havent keep to my "schedule" even though I have on as an SE. I just pretty much come and go as I please. Can you honestly say you do the same with your company? And are you with MQ? Well, that is just not really fair to them, if you really want to dig down and get honest here. They need to know that their clients will be covered all around the clock and their SEs just really are not consistent and I think all companies need consistency. It's funny, I am in the process of looking for another job, and have interviewed with quite a few folks and once they decide they want me - it's all about - hours, hours, hours. When can you work, what time of day can you start, can you work weekends, can we have that in writing?
    Ok, I just had an ENTIRE post of great advice on 401 K programs for part-timers and it got deleted in this very post! That stinks!!!!!

    Bottom line is: If you are an SE MT you have nothing invested and when you want to retire you will have nothing. It is sad. No one in my family who is retired or going to be retired have 401 KS and they will be living off the govt. or me, or other working family members. I don't want to be them in 20-30 years. Don't count on Social Security ladies! (and gents).

    My husband works for a large corporation and they project when he retires (they send us followups monthly) that when he retires we will be millionares. Well, that sounds great, but what if leaves me for another woman? It happens everyday. And then where will that leave me and my kids? We are devout Christians and I know he is committed, but you just never know. I've seen church members leave their spouses before. I ain't takin the chance! Hence, I will seriously consider investing in 401 as a part time employee (first time in my life) just so that I can have some kind of cushion when I retire, even if its just 30, 40, or 50,000! Hey, if MQ is willing to match earnings, etc, why not? Why just take them for a paycheck? You should seriously, seriously consider all your options if you are an SE, which is what I am right now, and start protecting your future. Especially if you are stay at home mom with little kids. I am a Christian and I feel really led to start doing this. Don't just transcribe your little heart out so that in 20 years you have nothing to show for it.
    SE is GREAT for flexibility. But it is NOT a great long-term thing to do to ourselves.
    For PT MQers to qualify for 401 k, you have to work a minimum of 1,000 hours a year. You figure out the math. I don't have the time right now! Keep on keeping on girls.
    Take a deep breath
    and go in and be completely honest about the situation. Perhaps asking your boss for a little help with a note about how important you are on the job, blah, blah, might help if possible. I don't think all is lost - a jurist who is so worried about work that she/he cannot concentrate on the matter at hand is not really helpful to the system. If you get to the place where you are questioned, you may be asked if there is anything that would influence how you might interpret the case, or some other question that may open the door for an honest statement about the situation. Also, if there is a good reason (other than plain old procrastination) why you did not respond to the JD notice earlier, you should absolutely pursue this avenue as well. Good luck.
    that's deep--As ye reap, so shall ye sow.... nm
    Take a deep breath
    An apology would be nice, but for now, isn't it obvious (and enough) that she knows she messed up? You know it, she knows it, she knows you know it, & you know she knows it.

    You may never get a flat-out apology, but who cares? She did the next best thing, considering she was probably pretty embarrassed. Not everyone is able to articulate remorse at the same moment they are feeling humiliated. Maybe later, or not. Move on.

    that's deep. can i quote your brilliance?
    so good with words.  i bet you work for mq.
    I just take a deep breath and get through it. I have a high

    percentage of ESL dictators, though most are very good.  I have one American born dictator who is horrendous and he will dictate 15+ minute reports and yawns all the way through them, but he keeps dictating as he is yawning.  He also can't figure out what to say and just keeps dictating so trying to figure out what is good dictation and what isn't is a job.   If I have him first thing it can ruin my whole day, so I have just gotten where I take a deep breath, tell myself I have to get through it to go to the next one and it usually goes quickly once I adjust my attitude.  




    Hayseed, take a deep breath...
    You've just reached the boiling point. How have you put up with this as long as you have? Yes, you'll still have your job. I think some companies like to see how far they can push someone, and the more you do, the more they want you to do. But they do not want to lose a great employee such as you.

    I seldom post here but I always look for your posts because you're entertaining and enlightening. That may not mean much to you right now but I know you're going to get a lot of responses saying the same thing.

    So take that deep breath. If necessary, maybe send a more calmly worded email to your boss stating things much as you did in your post here, especially the 2nd paragraph. It's very succinct and gets your points across. Now you hang in there. It's going to be okay.
    Take a deep breath and relax!!!!!
    You are feeling what every MT feels, newbie, experienced or old-timer. I have been doing MT for 8 years and still crack myself up with some of the mistakes I make. The fact that you are rereading and finding your mistakes is good. In time you will start to not make as many mistakes and your speed will improve. Quality over quanitity was what I was always told. Unless you are working for a company that is pushing you for turnaround time, just relax and you will be fine. If you are working for a company that is pushing for turnaround time and not as worried about quality, I would begin looking for a better company. MTs need time to build their skill and no company can expect you to know everything in only two years of experience.

    Heck, in my 8 years, I still look things up, read, re-read and still sometimes have to leave a blank or ask the doc for clarification. That does not make me a bad MI but in most cases a better MT because in this business, we can not afford to guess what the answer is.

    God Bless.
    Must be a trend
    We are having roast with potatoes and carrots too. Cooked in the crock pot all day. Wouldn't know what to do without it!! It's just so hard sitting here all day having to smell it. My tummy has been growling...can't wait to eat!!
    I also use Trend. I just bought a new computer with Vista and it came with the computer. So far it's working great.
    Deep muscle massage every other Friday-

    Deep south, educated, experienced too
    I think the $12 is very low wages. Would make more than I do now except most hospitals outsourced now and nationals have taken over. I do fine with mine, though. Oh. we are well rounded here in the south.
    Took deep breath, several, now feeling faint!
    Just kidding but am getting weary of thinking today. I was wrong at first- all need to underline this- husband says I never say I was wrong but anyway I have Infinity foot pedal, only 1 port to hook up monitor and no other port for my foot pedal. I got splitter today, will not work as had 2 female ends and I need 1 female and 1 male. This might be a repeat but again, old folks do this. Thanks everyone for all you have written, really appreciate all and still searching in case anyone else knows something different.
    Seems to be the trend in this business
    Sliding downhill bit by bit. I hope you find a solution too :(
    Anyone else notice the trend.
    I'm just amazed when I look at the Job Seeker's board and every job has at least 400 or even up to 1000 views.  Are that may people really looking for jobs. I think most of us are just not happy where we are and are always looking for greener pastures, but what I am finding..there aren't any..This professional has gone way down. Between the line rate and less-than-average benefits, why do we want to waste our times with the frustration. At this point, I think I can make more at Star Bucks and I hear they offer great benefits including medical insurance. I'd rather make a latte than put up with this stress...At least, those customers are appreciative of their coffee!!!
    You can go to Trend housecall and run

    free and it works.  You don't have to buy anything.  Last year when I had a horrible tough virus I was able to get around the virus disabling on my system using the online scanner.  It will clean and correct what it can.  Those viruses it can't, it will give you to the tool (for any worm or trojan viruses).  After you do that and you're clean, get your virus protection on there ASAP.  Here's the link ...



    "There was no evidence of a deep vein thromposis"
    How do these RN's get out of HIGH SCHOOL without being able to read?
    reversing OUTSOURCE trend ?
    that I will not make the money that the hospital pays me. But is it true - that outsourcing is being reversed? I'd love to hear that ... so many more options for decent employment would come our way.

    THanks !
    Trend Net from http://www.newegg.com!
    I too believe it is a trend, basically to cut costs. As far as MQ, SM
    I don't work for them, but honestly, from reading posts, seems like they were just bought out by a mad scientist who thinks up ways to drive people crazy. Sort of a game of how far can we drive people before they crack.
    Thanks, I have Trend Micro. I'll try that.
    Just supposedly it might not work with some programs. Has anyone had trouble with Trend Micro having problems with certain software or programs?
    You're turning this lighthearted thread into something entirely too deep. Lighten up.
    I like a chair with arms, deep seat and high back (sm)
    so I bought a leather chair from Costco about a year ago and have never regretted it.  Think it is made by Lane.  It was a little expensive but since I'm in it for hours a day - sometimes 12 - I figure it was an important investment... plus it is so good looking we often wheel into other parts of house when we need extra seating :)
    is the new trend to not put spaces after a number and the measurment--sm
    6cm?  I got QA back stating that the space I entered 6 cm was incorrect.
    Trend Micro is the only security software I use.
    Trend? Lets go back to the 60s, Rock Hudson...
    Epitome of masculinity by your standards and he turned out to be as gay as a song  bird!   Talk about girly...so you never know, Toby Keith maybe hiding a few secrets too!   
    just hope he doesn't start a new trend--ewww!
    I can't stand it if I accidentally forget to put mine on. I can usually tell pretty quickly if I do. Just not comfortable to me (or anyone else around probably).
    I have Trend Micro PC-cillin and have never gotten a warning for this site nm
    well now there's a trend. doesn' t everyone in auburn, alabama live in a trailer?
    what college do the trailer park students attend?
    How are hiring companies getting away with trend towards IC versus employee status SM
    after the lawsuit that determined that IC was indeed an employee because she was told when to work, what days of the week.  The company got into trouble with employment laws because of this a few years back, yet I see most of the job postings on this and other sites are mostly IC.
    Adware is extremely limited. Try Trend Micro House Call.
    Trend Micro House Call. It is free, and mine moves must speedier now.
    Good for you, Linda! SM First, editing's a desirable trend. Higher skill, easier SM
    I feel it may be like a train about to rush around the bend at me.

    For the discussion, editing is a higher skill and it's easier on the hands--absolutely no carpal tunnel problems since I started editing. And the WAGES ARE ABOUT THE SAME--you go through approximately twice as much dictation (some people more, some less depending on talent) in the same time it would take to transcribe it and get paid half as much for that amount of dictation, ending up without a drop in wages from editing. This is fair and market-driven.

    Fewer editors would be needed, but some would be needed for the stinkers, even scary-good as VR gets with most dictators.

    The big threat is from the electronic medical record, where physicians and their assistants check boxes on a handheld device they carry around with them and there is NO text report to come to us at all. England has had this for some years; go look and see how MTs are doing on the Emerald Isle.

    No Chicken Little here, guys, AND not burying my head in the sand either. I don't have a view into the future, but the one thing that's clear is the future will require developing new skills, professional or trade level, of one kind or another. I just hope and pray it doesn't require going back to suits and office politics. School's okay, even at my age, but am guilty of putting it off to see if I'm going to be allowed to continue pretty much as is until I'm too old to work...huh--maybe there's some sand obscuring the picture after all. Best wishes.
    Glad I could help and glad you got your setup going. nm
    glad to help, glad it worked!
    be glad to.
    let me finish my job (another 30 min or so) and i will find the verse.
    Glad I could help ! .nm
    Thank you - I'm glad to see that there is sm


    somebody here that's intelligent enough to tell the difference.  I wasn't looking for advice.  I just wanted to know if anyone else experienced anything similar.


    I guess I should have known better than to post anything here.

    Glad I'm not alone. sm
    I always just try to consider the source.  The sad part is that the people, whomever they may be, who makes these hateful posts on ALL boards are either 1) Trolls or 2)  Very unhappy people.
    I am so glad I did not take the job with them..s
    I am glad I did NOT take the job with that office...sorry pay to boot...7 cpl.
    I'm so glad! Also, ...sm
    I hate that you cried yourself to sleep all night. It's too much pain for anyone to bear, and I've been crying too. Your post reassured me that I'm not being overdramatic about feeling so compassion for our furry friends. My husband is getting tired of hearing me talk about the those poor dogs down there. I also want to drive there and get some of them. If I don't hear from Best Friends soon about being a foster parent to dogs belonging to the evacuees, I may just do that. (Best Friends says they will transport the pet(s) to you, no matter where you live). Time was of the essence for some of those dogs I saw on the news, and that was yesterday a.m.

    Hope someone can get word to the little boy that his pet is located and safe - don't know how though. All I can think about is the little boy worrying about his pet. If he knew his little buddy was OK, he might have some comfort and lessen the pain.
    I glad I could be of help!
    I know that the decision to homeschool is a mammouth one and can almost be mind boggling! Try to fine a homeschool support group. The public library often knows of them and can direct you or sometimes churches will have large support groups. Call around. I am from Indiana and our state's homeschool office is called Indiana's Association of Home Educators. I know they can give you all the info you need if your from the Hoosier state!