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MORE THAN LIKELY!! That place is second worst the HE double hockey sticks!

Posted By: Glad i jumped! on 2005-07-08
In Reply to: That's hilarious, hiring bonus. Everyone jumping ship? - observer


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    not at all. that word and the double hocky sticks were ruled acceptable in the late 50s -
    and no longer curse words.

    Funny, the other board Hitlered it, but they allow the one where the typist pounds his head on the keyboard and blood spurts EVERWYERE until he is dead.

    Guess violence, suicide is funny to them.
    Good another hockey fan.sm
    Avs and Flyers fan, especially now that you have Forsberg. Originally from the Philadelphia area. I was at the parades on Broad Street when they won 2 cups.
    Playing hockey with a warped puck.

    Worst types for me are oncology and ENT. Worst dialect
    definitely Arabic, Indian, Pakistani.  No problem with Asian though.  Of course, warp speed, mush mouth American dictation can be the pits, also. 
    kickin it in the sticks
    I am so rural in Minnesota that my niece tells me I live in the middle of nowhere! Well it isn't that bad, but I am definately in the sticks. I do manage to get DSL from our local phone company via a remote box and my employer runs through a VPN. My DSL is not super fast and not super reliable but I do manage to do okay. Sure beats driving 30 miles to work one way at 4.00 a gallon for gas!
    Sometimes memory sticks can go bad. You may have
    a couple sticks of RAM. Check your RAM usage.
    I need to lose 160 sticks of butter
    so I joined dance class. Willing to share my butter for christmas baking.
    keys on the keyboard sticks

    The keys on the keyboard tend to stick at times, but they are intermitent.  Does anyone else have that problem?  I bought a new keyboard.  Please help.. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated.

    The Helms Bakery Truck! It sold candy & Pixie-Sticks, too! Yumm! (n/m)
    It's the only place I have ever lived.. Great place to retire or raise a family. Low crime rate e
    living is pretty easy here. Low stress..
    The position varies from place to place..
    Sometimes you end up doing VR, which can be really easy or a real pain. Sometimes you end up simply editing files and all is good. Other times, you end up with more job responsibilities and hours than you ever wanted. All in all better than typing LOL.
    I recently lost 20 pounds. That means I lost 80 sticks of butter.

    Double Wow sm
    Could you please e-mail me that recipe, I promise I won't disclose it to anyone!
    Double what you'd pay an IC
    probably. I'd say the MTSO I work for probably makes double what I do in order to pay me. Makes sense.
    Double applause! nm
    double space

    Geez, I thought I asked a simple question, but I guess not.  I could care less what Medquist or AAMT say.  I get paid hourly so I didn't ask the question because I was worried about money.  I was asking in general style terms - are newspapers, magazines, i.e., anything in print spacing this way now?  I just wanted to know if I was behind the times.    

    double (sm) I mean triple for me

    Double standard
    So we expect MDs to always have their complete attention on every word out of their mouths, which would be nice, but some of them put in 70 or more hours a week at the office/hospital, and have mountains of dictation to complete each week. But we expect them to never make a misspeak, even though on these boards we have a heart attack if one poster points out another poster's spelling or grammar error. Never mind that we are supposed to be better at English than the MDs, but we don't have to use our skills in writing posts (which is MUCH easier to do well than never making a misspeak), even if the post has to do with getting a job. That's quite a double standard, if you ask me.
    thanks for that - but I need help with double spacing - sm
    not with spacing between sentences. Its when a doctor dictates a paper for a journal and he wants the whole thing double spaced so that he can write between the lines or make corrections or for easier reading for him.
    double ditto!
    My hands feel great at the end of the day. Will never be without one of these keyboards! :-)
    I use double ?? and have alt+R set to jump to them. nm
    Double bind for an MT
    You know, spouses tend to undervalue what we do when we are trying to do it. We put up with a lot to work at home (I know I did when I was married). He had no trouble spending the money, despite is constantly berating my efforts and undermining my contracts by calling the companies I worked for and pitching a fit about my not being paid enough, or I was working too much or he couldn't figure out why I could not take any old time off I wanted...again not respecting that this is a REAL JOB that has to be DONE ON A TIMELY BASIS. I could rant all day, but I won't, you get the idea.

    Then, when we divorced he wanted to know what it is was worth. Ummm nil since you managed to lose most of my work for me? I was holding only one contract my own for about $3000 a year when they bothered to get me paid.

    Just an observation because some men seem to think they can have it both ways.

    I am joyfully single now, and have been single for as long as I was married. The single time has flown by in a flurry of doing my own thing, working when I want to, sleeping when I want to, eating what I like, when I like. So much nicer than doing everything on HIS terms.
    Double spacing in an H&P

    Where and when, if anywhere, is it acceptable to double space between anything in an H&P or any other report?  We have a double-spacing queen in our department getting paid by the line like the rest of us so I feel cheated on both line count and paydays. 

    Thanks and hope everyone is having a Happy Valentine Day!

    I double space

    My docs want double spacing between their headings in their consults/H&P and paragraphs in letters, guess you count that double spacing when you leave a blank line.  Also in chart notes, my GI's want me to double space between paragraphs even in their SOAP notes.  Up to the account. 

    double hmmm? What gives?
    Double aargh!!
    I just finished one doc who must have had something horrific for lunch ... a normally terrible-to-listen-to ESL who burped and belched his way through a 10-minute report without ever even thinking to say "excuse me".  Sure glad he does not treat me.  Very rude and disgusting.
    I always double space...sm
    I saw that rule in the new BOS as well.  I tried it, but the document looked too cluttered and hard to read.  I also put two spaces after a colon, regardless of what the BOS says.  It had always been proper to it that way, and it is what I was taught in typing class, clerical practice class, and when I started in MT over 17 years ago.  The BOS seems to try to make up its own grammar and punctuation rules regardless of what has been done nearly forever.
    Double GRRRR
    Been there, done that. It's awful isn't it? Tomorrow will be better maybe? Hope so.
    Do I hate VR yup and double yup! nm
    P.S. You should be able to just double click on the header.
    Sorry about the double post. Lagged here. nm
    Usually double your original rate or at least 1.5x. nm
    I do ER and do double that. Lots of templates, etc.
    I don't live in a double wide
    Oh honey, you got it all wrong. I have the TRIPLE WIDE right next to YOUR DOUBLE WIDE.

    Don't be jealous and all because you don't got the triple wide!!!

    Used PayPal for Ebay and they took out double the (sm)

    money.  Have tried ever since to get the second deduction back but as yet, no luck.  Don't trust PayPal and certainly don't trust ebay anymore.

    The double standard existed before
    we got involved, i.e. they supposedly have more education and certainly make more money than we do, so why should we be expected to not only be perfect, but to fix their mistakes too??
    thanks for the tip, but as stated, our specifics say double. nm
    Lucky us. Double the hostility. nm
    okay I'll double check that - thank you. nm
    Doubling my hours would not double my pay
    Transcribing is a part physical/part mental job. As the day gets longer, my line count tends to get lower and lower. To double my pay, I would probably have to work 2.5 times more.
    Not an editor, but can you double space it & use
    Double last letters are so easy sm
    I second this, though I use x to eXpand. chff is CHF and chfx is congestive heart failure. I tend to use x to expand and double letters for shorts.

    xr is x-ray, but xrr is XR specifically. You just put in the order you use them the most.

    Another hint if you put in neurology versus nephrology words. Use NU for neuro words and NE for nephro words. Penu=peripheral neuropathy. dine=diabetic nephropathy and dinu=diabetic neuropathy.

    Also, if you want a glossary for your SH, you can email me and I'll give you one you can convert with the converter in SH which I believe has something like 20,000 abbreviations in it. I'd be happy to tell you how things are coded too so that you aren't memorizing codes which is a bad idea, in favor of thinking in the code patterns which is far easier.
    The double space is old fashioned.
    In the old days of the typewriter the font was monoface. Every letter was the same size. You needed the double space for a visual break between sentences. Now with computers the font is more proportional. We don't need that extra space to break up the sentences anymore. One space after periods is now the general rule. (The Gregg Reference Manual)
    double click the glossary that the error is in; sm
    when it brings up the box, find the word/phrase you want to delete or change. once your cursor is on the line in the error, hit the delete button. FYI, you can also edit it rather than delete it.
    check with the labor board. Would they pay you double
    if they let you go without notice?
    Quite honestly I dont know anyone who has double their lines with ASR.
    Breitner's paying double time
    Anyone ever work for a company before that paid actual overtime?  I haven't. I have worked for Breitners now for 4+ years and they are great, but was totally shocked this weekend when they asked for overtime help and offered to pay us double time AND bonus money if we typed more than 2 hours of dictation......  Just wondering if there are any other companies out there that do this, as Ive never ran into it before....... 
    Please, please double check with your doctor before taking
    :) NM
    sounds like double-speak - no money but...nm

    Actually, the double space setting is not quite the right answer.
    Double-space will make affect all lines. The best way to get the appearance of a blank link is to change the paragraph setting. Mine is set to 12 points after a paragraph. One hit of the enter key and it looks like there's a blank line between paragraphs but it still only counts as one line.