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Meezer! May have found THE keyboard - sm

Posted By: JenH on 2005-07-08
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I got the new keyboard today and it was NOT what I ordered.  Sure, it looks like the old PC Concepts but... hehehe  from the looks of it, it is a Portuguese keyboard.   Yeah, not gonna work.

BUT.............. I found the Cirque Smooth Cat and Glidepoint.   The only visible difference I can see between these and the old PC Concepts wave is that the 6 is back on the left.  Otherwise, the mouse configuration and everything else is the same as the PCC keyboard.

Check it out at the link.   I'm going to call tomorrow and see if they have them in stock.

LINK/URL: Smooth Cat

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That key printing never wear down because the letters are part of the key itself.  They just don't make them that way anymore because it is too expensive to make.  Some of the mechanical keyboards like Cherry have what they double shot key imprinting and the letters are part of the key itself and don't wear off. That IBM keyboard is very noisy from the type of keyswitch it has so you may not like that.  Logitech and Belkin make some membrane switch keyboards that are supposed to have longer lasting key imprints.  I have a logitech that has the longer lasting key imprints and it is pretty good.  You have to look on the specs to find out if has the longer lasting key printing.

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I did buy a Microsoft 2000 keyboard but have yet to recieve it. Is this a good one?

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Any info you can provide to help me in making any decision would be greatfully appreciated.

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i found them...

where *Me* said - at the bottom.  scroll down when you hear the buzzing.  it is a mosquito game thing to win a free something or other.  VERY annoying.

I just found them for as little as $5.....sm
on ebay under the search words of "alarm clocks with sounds"  and under the search words "sound machine" found them starting around $10. 
I found a way to get rid of a doc if you are an IC. sm

Present with them a contract that they believe is just not realistic, that's how!  Get this.....I get a call last week from local internal med. doc wanting me to do their transcription. I MT'd for them briefly (2 days or so) a few years back and they remembered me, etc. I work FT for a co. at home, so I really wasn't interested. Office manager called me last Thur., Fri., Monday and I finally decided to do it on Tuesday. Went in, picked up tapes and basically said I'd do it until they found someone else.  The office isn't that close to me and with the price of gas, the fact that I have 2 little ones at home with me all day, just didn't seem feasible for me to pick up tapes, etc.  Okay, fast forward to today.

I decided last night that I would make them sign a 3 month contract b/c I've read horror stories here of unpaid docs and wanted to covery my butt.  Here is what I asked for in contract: 10 per 65 character line. Reasonable right?  How about 15 cents per 65 characters for stats or 12-hour or less TAT.  2.00 per faxed page.  And a few other things. But basically, they would rarely need anything but 24-48 turn around on tapes. 

I also included my invoice from the tapes I've done so far and the total came to 589 lines. Nothing big. 


Here is what this doc wants me to do: Count the lines manually using less than 1 inch margins on both sides. Use 11 font instead of 12 (thinking he will get more per LINE), come in 4 days a week.  HAHA Isn't he funny?  He is ESL who apparently had a newbie do his work for the past 2 years who counted her lines manually which I did just for fun.  I counted 240 lines when Word counted 589 lines.  What a joke.

So, needless to say, I'm not going to do it.  Can you believe this guy? He was complaining that "he doesn't make that much money...can you cut down on your rates?" OMG. This guy lives in a gated community for crying out loud!  I typed 27 patients in just one day. I doubt he's broke.  I wanted to tell him all he is SAVING by hiring an IC. Say he did sign a contract with me and I worked for him, he would pay me approximately 12,000 a year. Does he realize that if he had someone in-house that this same employee would cost him 30-40,000 in insurance, taxes, wages, etc?

I cringe just sitting here thinking about this cheapskate.  I feel sorry for the gal he's been 'screwing' for the past few years. She must have wised up! 

Just had to vent!!

I have found them all to be different...sm

I have been using Meditech for my primary account for 10 years.  I dial directly into the hospital's system.  I have had other accounts that used Meditech. All systems are basically the same but they do have some differences that can be annoying when going from one to the other.  It also depends on what you have access to.  Do you have access to other reports and patient information?  Also, I believe each hospital can set the system to count the lines how they want. 

I like Meditech, but like I said, I have been using it for 10 years. 

I have found that it is better kept to myself. sm

I have a side account of my own and work part-time as an independent. I have worked 2 part-time IC positions and my own but that is just too much.  I have a set amount that is required by the outsourcing company so on the days my doc dictates more than ususal, it can be kinda hairy.  Most of the time it is very managable.  

I have found though that it is better just to say you only want a certain amount of part-time work.  In the beginning I had companies tell me they would not hire someone with their own accounts as they felt they would be unreliable.  Never understood that but was told the same thing more than once.  Once I decided not to mention it, I have had absolutely no trouble.  Good luck. 

Found it myself
I found a site usnews.com hospital listings if anyone else needs help.
I found it!
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this is what I have found so far

through the help of an online friend, ha my gateway and interface numbers on my PC and the second PC do not match exactly.  I'm waiting to hear back about this.

i found it and use it

I was curious - so I did a random search on "transription bids"  found a site that is supposed to be for offshoring - but anyone can join and post their "business" and information as well as resumes and bid on private contracts for anything from resume writing, to editing books, transcription etc.  It is time we bring the business home, I posted my "business" and got a hit within one hour from a company that was going to outsource but did not mind paying me direct instead of a "company that has overhead."  believe it or not, they are offering me more than what my regular MT provider would offer.  It is a project instead of regular work, but I can do it and still keep my other clients, and maybe get more as time goes on.  The site is called offshore experts.  Thought I would post it so others could take a look if they too were interested.  Like I said - lets bring the work back.


can be found for 229-259
and up if you look around.  I think 290 is too high. 
Sorry, found that but still the
same, showing the split screen.
Pulvertaft weaver....UGGH, this one killed me!
yes, you are right. I found out what it is sm
It is a 65-character line with spaces but not including formatting such as bold, italics, underline.
Just found out
the company will be using Scribe MT System.  Anyone work on this now or in the past?  Can you see your own productivity in regards to lines transcribed?
Yes there was. I found it. nm
I never found, and I
looked in all forums and all slots, never found, so gave up!
Found it, now?


I found where she got it from

Found what I was looking for. nm
What do you mean you found one?

Not to sound ignorant, but I'm new to this board. Been MT'ing for almost 10 years now. I don't understand what I'm looking for. Is there an actual post (like this one) that says Secret Santa or Prize Giveaway or do I have to open each post and read it?

Thanks--I found one!