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Me? I drive a fairly new car. so I'm not "carless." You? nm

Posted By: Oh? on 2008-01-16
In Reply to: Think it kind of odd that MTs on this board are - so carless with words, spellings etc. nm


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A jump drive is the same as a USB drive. SM
It's basically a small device you plug into a USB port on your PC and you can store files on it (like the floppy disks of the old days but with WAAAAAAY more space!).  You can pick them up at Wal-Mart now for pretty cheap.  I have a 2 gig and I can back up my entire hard drive on my PC (programs and all) if I needed to.
I need some help fairly soon please. DH has
broken out in red blotches that are very itchy.  He took some Benadryl to relieve the itching, but what could this be?  Is it something he needs to see a dr for urgently?  TIA
I need some help fairly soon. sm
There's a rash on my hiney (referred to hereafter as DH -- dear hiney). It's getting splotchy. Can you tell me what it is? Also, do you think it was something I caught or do you think it was something I ate?

Should I call somebody? Do you think I need to take DH to see a doctor?

I think this is going to be urgent fairly soon so please let me know. Thank you.
Fairly new mom

Things not to buy -  When my son was born, we got 40-something blankets, 30-something burp cloths, and way too many 0-3 month outfits.  While I was extremely grateful for all the gifts, I had to spend a lot of time exchanging the multiples.  Amazingly, we had to exchange a lot of diapers, too, because the cheaper ones don't always work as well on little boys. 

Things I loved were anything homemade, personalized, etc.  Also, outfits, socks, and onesies in bigger sizes, 3-6 months and 6-9 months, were a lifesaver and money saver as he got bigger, which seemed to happen overnight.  You can never go wrong with wipes, shampoo, and other essentials.  My son is 1-1/2, and I have yet to buy any shampoo or lotion for him.

I am fairly new at this,
and I have made the mistake of using palpations before. I know the correct term, but I just made a mistake. As soon as I see that mistake corrected, I realize I messed up.

I do not see how someone with 20 years of experience could be making those mistakes and think they are correct. I have known those proper terms for a long time now. I just cannot see how they would make it this long and never once be corrected on them.

Here's one fairly easy
I was once a "head on a silver platter" - Got a big square box top, bought some cheap fabric enough to drape over the box, cut a slit and a hole in the box top enough so it would fit over my head. Then I also cut the fabric to drape around the box and decorated my face up  in white face paint with red lips to look like the blood had all drained out of my face. You can embellish it anyway you like. I made the platter out of a bid cheap silver tray like you get at Thanksgiving to put the turkey on and a I pasted plastic fruit around on the platter. The point is just to make your head from the shoulders up look like it has been cut off and put on a platter. Everyone liked it. I could email you a pic later if you would like. It was really fun.
Red splotches! Need help (fairly soon)! nm
I thought I was fairly good at them
got several that I absolutely could not understand 1/2 of what was being said. Made 100 lines in 3 hours!!!!
It's easy if you are already an MT, but you really need a fairly extensive...
knowledge of anatomy.  CT scans, PET scans, MRIs... Knowing your anatomy really helps you catch mistakes or know that you're not making mistakes by typing the name of a body structure that isn't even near the area of that particular scan.  At least where I work, if you make mistakes on x-rays the radiologists get REALLY TICKED!  They read them all and when they find the smallest error they're on the phone to the transcription manager, and we hear about it.  Doctors are making medical decisions based on the findings of these x-rays and scans, so you can't exactly be making errors.  But, if you have a good medical transcription background, you can be trained pretty fast.  I had never done them until recently but learned fast.
Really!!! This is fairly common MT 'net community
can this go on?!!
Maybe my hospital is unique, but they require their MTs to be fairly
Nope, but I'm fairly familiar with the scriptures. Thank you anyway. nm
I don't think you could fairly penalize an MT for not understanding a word without (sm)
without also penalizing the dictator for not being able to speak the word. 
Had a fairly difficult time adjusting but,
I believe it is doing my hands and wrists some good. The keys seem more difficult to depress than previous keyboard, and it sounds like a rattle trap (plus the p sticks), but other than ALL THAT, I think I like it.
I ask for a raise fairly often. The worse I can be told is no and sometime I have gotten a yes.
I've been using Dragon fairly steadily

I have excellent results. Maybe one or two mistakes per page, if that much.

Any number of factors could be the reason for the problems you're having, starting with your soundcard, improper training, not dictating correctly, etc.

I would be proud if my records, with my name erased, could be used to help an MT be treated fairly.
Oooh "help fairly soon!" Hello, William Shatner, it's Rescue 911!
this has been around for years - although handheld is fairly new - was juust a computer in each room
Starting pay is 6 cents a line, fairly good account stability.
I had lots of ESLs. Benefits are okay. They have a new, stricter QA policy in place with new compensation, hard to get a 98 or above as it is by the BOS. It was okay, but couldn't make any decent money. Need to be a super high producer.
Satellite users for MTing - it your connection fairly reliable- I cannot get DSL and about to give u
I am fairly new with my company and I tried the control Y one time, and it didn't work, so I thou
into the "global" normals, I will play with it again and give it a try. How long have you been doing transcription? Have you stayed with the same company for a long time? I worked at a clinic for 6 years, hospital for 8, and now this new national for 3 months.....I hate feeling new!
How far is the new job to drive - sm
You need to consider many things.

Consider the expenses of driving further and parking fees if there are any. How much time out of your day is driving back and forth, etc.

Teaching hospital - means more ESL than a community hospital. Do you want your day filled with difficult dictators?

Personally, when I was in my 20's - I'd make the change no matter what. Now, that I am 38 and have 2 teens at home, etc. it is way more beneficial to me to make more money at home.

Go with your "gut" feeling! That usually never steers you wrong.

Good luck in whatever you decide.

I was thinking this the other day, I don't drive much
and short distances at that, but its comparable to that movie minority report where tom cruise is driving in one of those computerized cars and people are whipping by him and you just see the blur.  I feel like that.  Also people are so ornery, I go the speed limit or sometimes five over, I get passed and given a dirty look or yelled at and even a finger here and there.  I feel like I need to pull over and take a deep breath or something, its a jungle out there.  We're lucky we don't have to deal with traffic everyday, I would be grumpy as well. 
just drive it into a lake

yes - it will probably drive you crazy until you get
zip drive discs
Hi: I know absolutely nothing about zip drives, but if you go to www.worldstart.com and go to their message board and ask this question, a techie person will answer you, usually very quickly. They have helped me a lot on problems with my computer. Good luck.
I have about a 20 mile drive
There are a couple grocery stores in that vicinity. I won't shop at Target, either, as they will not support the military and will not allow the Salvation Army outside their stores at Christmas. They are a big supporter of gay and lesbian causes as well. So far, I guess it is K-Mart for other things. Around here, Wal-Mart is trying to build a super center practically on every street corner, trying to run everybody else out of business. Really sad-- Sam Walton is probably spinning in his grave.
You pay $26,800 to drive a new car for 5 years! You can buy

 a used 2004 buick lesabre for less than that AND drive it for another five years for free... (see link below) then pocket the extra 26K you spent to drive a "new" car for those five years. You can put 200,000 miles on those cars. They are extremely reliable.  Even repairs couldn't possibly cost you over $6000 - and that's what you're paying in ONE YEAR to drive your "brand new" leased vehicle. I guess if you want to throw away $6000 a year so everyone else can see your brand new car, be my guest. Me - I'd rather travel or spend it on my education or sock it away in my IRA rather than look good  :)  Would be interesting to hear how much debt those who lease carry.... don't say this to boast - not at all -but to give weight to what I say about living below your means. We live in a very nice, (average for our area ) custom house, 10 years old,  on a 5 acre lot. We each have a vehicle to drive with no rust that don't require repair. We have 0 debt on credit cards, 0 debt in car loans, 0 debt on mortgage (paid it off in 7 years when my MTs was doing quite well)....ask anyone who leases what their asset sheet looks like...and then decide who you would rather be like. Those who lease tend to be Big Hat, No Cattle.



Drive in Movies sm
I remember as a kid going to the drive-in movies with my mom hiding us in the backseat so as not to have to pay for all of us.

As a kid I remember the amusement truck coming around and we could take a ride on the "whip" for $0.25.

I remember when it was legal to open the fire hydrant and get wet during hot summer days. (Yes, I lived in a "city").

I remember "Happy Days" was the hit show when I was a teen and the boys tried to look and be like the "Fonze".

I also remember as a teen, a bag of Doritos was $0.25.

Can you guess my age?
(Hint - between 37 and 39) LOL.
Anybody drive a convertible?

I must be going through some weird change in my life or something, but for the last 6 months or so, I've just been obsessed with buying a convertible.  I have just about talked my husband into going and shopping for one this weekend. 

Do any of you fellow MTs have a convertible and if so, do you like it or do you not?  I would be interested in hearing pros and cons of convertibles.  Thank you in advance!

Not really sure, that file should be in your C drive - sm
just check and mine comes up fine. Double click on the C drive, have all the files come up that way....also make sure that the box just right of the C drive selection has an * in it, this should get you all files and folders shown. It's a pretty simple program so once you figure this out you should be fine. Have fun.
When you click on the C: drive,
'Documents and Settings'? That is the folder that I would double click on in the C: drive folder, and then 'Owner'. My 'My Documents' folder is inside the 'Owner' folder.
Does it drive anyone else crazy when..
You are listening to a dictation and can hear another doctor in the background dictating quite loudly, and then go to start that same docs dictation, and can barely hear him??
I think you'd drive me to drink, too,
if I lived with you!! Amen!  Nasty, much?
60-mile drive
I used to drive 50 miles one way for my transcription job.  It took me four years before I got to go home, and then I still had to drive back and forth to pick up the tapes, until they got me on the system last March  - so now I totally work from home.  So nice, but you are the only one that can determine whether it is worth it for you.  I need/want the bennies and was willing to do it.  With a sickly husband at home, it is so nice now to be at home working.  Don't know if I would go back to working outside again. 
Just copy the cd to your C drive
You cd software should have a copy mode. I copied mine from my CD to my C: drive. I put an icon for it down in my quick launch and it works great. I have icons for my Stedman's electronic dictionaries on the quick launch as well. Hope this helps.
where is the hard drive sm
I never unscrewed the tower case. Where will I find the "hard drive?" I know it sounds like a dumb question, but I really don't know squat about the guts of the hardware.
Hard drive out, now what?
So now you have the hard drive out, what do you do with the hard drive?  TIA
You need a jump drive, not PCA.
Put the files you need on a SECURE jump drive (flash drive, thumb drive, whatever you call it). You need FTP software, such as CuteFTP or Filezilla, to access the FTP site and transfer files.
Flash drive to
copy Word to the other computer. Don't know about the other question!
flash drive
get one, they are worth it. i just got one at target for 14.99. i have seen them as low as 9.99. i type at home for a cardiology practice. i upload all my work onto the flash drive, bring it into their office, download it to their computer. when the doc makes changes on his dictation, they just bring my work up on their computer and do their thing. saves them from calling me, me making the changes, printing it, getting in the car and bringing it to them. it is wonderful. try to get one with a key ring on it, cuz they are just so small, you can lose them easily. once they go under the seat of the car, you never see them again. lol
As soon as I drive into my garage
before I ever get out of my vehicle, I am lowering the garage door. In my community houses have been broken into just the way you have stated, by leaving the door open. It matters not where you live but safety should be upmost in your mind. I never open the doors to anyone. My workroom is situated to where I could see anyone entering my property and my front door has glass to where I can see and talk through to people and not only that solicitation is not allowed in my neighborhood. I had a person to come to my door 1 day and asked them if they read the signs saying no solicitation. Guess not. You should be more careful as a mother and you should also teach your children not to just open the doors, no matter who they might think it is.
Do yo mean a jump drive?sm
Those little keychain thingies? yeah, you can use one of those. They are wonderful. I use mine all the time.
What car does this Dr drive, vacations does he
Flash drive
I have a couple flash drives and drop one off with the completed work and pick up an empty one when I pick up work. Get a flash drive and copy the files on it and give that to them too...good luck!
Just run a scan of the C drive with the AVG - sm
it will scan everything and let you know if it finds anything. It automatically quantines them I believe so you should have any any problams in any case.
We lived on Riverfront Drive but
Silly huh?
do you think there will be some type of donation drive?
the post office usually sets up spots for donations, or lets you leave items for them to pick up. my heart was so moved when they did this in our area for the tsunami victims, and driving around seeing all the bags of donated goods made me almost cry.

something I noticed was that mostly the lower to middle class (still exist?) left items. their neighborhoods were full of bags of goods at their mailboxes for the tsunami victims.
Had a drive-by shooting right in front of my
home office window in July. Unfortunately, a baby got shot in the head. I thought it was someone setting off cherry bombs or something - the pops were too close together I thought for gunfire. It was 2 girls and a stroller and they didn't even realize the baby had been shot at first. It was a big howdy-do. The cops were out here for hours, blocking off the streets so they could look for shell casings. A couple of news trucks too, although the subsequent TV news reports were somewhat inaccurate regarding the location and details. Never found out what happened to the baby.

Anyway, right after this happened, the guy and teenager kid across the street stayed away from their house for about 2 weeks after, coming by periodically to check on the mail. The cops would occasionally call on the house during that time. I never did find out what the deal was and if there was connection between these people and the shooting, but I always worry about a gang thing or a home invasion thing and they get the wrong house (mine).
I think their intent all along was to drive MT companies and MTs

for VOICE RECOGNITION machines they had in the works all along.

Am I getting paranoid.  Just a little.

Stand back and look at the big picture though.