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Posted By: Kathy on 2008-01-23
In Reply to: GEORGIA - MINA PARLIN

Hey Mina! We are neighbors. I am in Byron.


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Dr. wants to cut out middle man and keep
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probably floats in the middle
back stroke ...
middle-aged MT
What do you consider middle-aged?
Advice for middle age
Middle age can be a bitch. It can start in the 40's or 50's. Best advice? First check your overall health with healthcare provider. Lose weight if need be. Exercise. Walking is the best. Ever day. I have been taking pilates, and whoah, does that change your body and mind. Makes you lean and long, lithe and strong. Keep the mind stimulated. READ. Read about a variety of subjects. Keep an open mind. Question everything. Hang around young people, learn from them, but keep your dignity and class. Don't try to dress like them. They can learn from use too. Do fun things. LAUGH, a lot. That helps! And best advice - have a circle of girlfriends who support you and can laugh along with you!!
Once was middle class.

I was going to agree with you at first, but....  There is always food on the table, bills are paid.  Have pretty much what I need, but as I get older I care about having a lot less.  Certainly not rich, neither of us will be able to retire any time soon, although had we planned better, we might have been able to.  So I guess that put's us sort of in the middle, huh?


Hardly. We will always have and need a middle class.
The middle class is supporting everyone. This is a socialistic society.

I work and make money to pay for my stuff.

I work and make money to pay for YOUR stuff.

Believe me, there is a need for a middle class in a society like this one. They're just apprehensive to use the "S" word because it sounds too much like *gasp* Communism!
Yes, we will always NEED a middle class,
but don't think it will ALWAYS be there....just look around you.... Maybe when the rich have to take care of the "working poor" we will see a turn-around, but then again maybe they'll just "forget" them.  Don't have much faith in this economy.  The poor are being ripped of any programs that existed just a few years ago.  By the time the "middle class" hits bottom, there will be no help, no kind of any social programs in existance, just the rich and poor.  Which will you be?  Yeah, yeah, I'm pessimistic, but also realistic. 
I have a middle easterner that
has a lisp (sounds like his tongue is 4 inches thick) and speed dictates. He is Pakistani. It is indescribable and I sometimes feel like I'm slipping over the sanity brink when I type him.
Flexible is my middle name! nm
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Do you have the one that is split once in the middle or (sm)
Thanks for answering. Do you have the one split once in the middle or the one that is split in 3 pieces?
If you don't like the middle man -- get your own accounts
Be the boss, get your own accounts and then you can't yell at us for taking 20 to 30% of the line count to make sure you get paid, the account is happy, TAT is met, we cover all vacations, sudden illnesses, and just not working.   If you don't like working for someone and think that we as owners have it so great, have the guts to go out and get your own accounts and see how you like all the unpaid time you have to put into your business.  
Middle Eastern. I don't know why.
I can do the others with no problem at all, but there's something about the vocal tone that I literally cannot hear it properly.
YES SIR BUDDY!! It is time to cut out the middle man.

Most MQ offices are made up of 75% statutory employees which actually means "contractors".


If the majority of transcriptionists were men, this industry would not be running like this. 


No man would stand for his client to be telling him "I'll pay you what I want, in a way I want, and I'm not going to tell you how I come up with the amount."  Nope! it would not happen.  And it's ludicrous nationals have gotten away with it so far.  MQ is the biggest perpetrator of this practice, but most nationals do it.


They want us to be "employees" until it comes time for the risks of transcription to be accepted, and then suddenly it is all on the shoulders of the at-home transcriptionist.


I'm sick of it. 


The reason a person is a contractor is because they are willing to take on the risks of a job.  But for that risk you pay greatly.  Nationals are not paying greatly.  They are paying us as if we are employees. 


As a contractor we should expect to receive 3 x what we would earn an hour as an employee.


Now tell me, are you getting that working at home? didn't think so


Any middle-aged MTs out there struggling like me?

I can only wonder why there are not more support groups for the Baby Boomer mid life females who surely are suffering with the fun of the "change."  This is very interesting to say the least! 



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My Grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60, she is 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is. ellen

The Shire, Middle Earth. nm

middle eastern accents
I had one yesterday for that sang and hummed most of the report. He dictated in a sing-song voice that made me think he was casting some sort of spell. In between words and sentences he would say, ahhhh, ummmmmmm, and then speed ahead with the sing-song again. And it was all in a middle-eastern accent. It was an extra long report and awful. I was so jittery by the time I finally finished.
Convinced the middle class.
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do you live in a cave in the middle of no where as well? its not babysitting
We get so little of in the work place, so whats wrong with an occasional 'job well done' when its deserved, if only to make us feel better.  Or even a little personable information, we're not robots.  I've been doing this over 10 years, independent and believe me I could probably edit your reports with my eyes closed my dear. 
So you are providing the service we need to cut out the middle man? From doctor to us? nm
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What middle class? No longer exists. sm
Just two classes now. 
Stopped getting work in the middle of Dec and found a new job.. however he
There are some who work locally to the office.  Has anyone asked them if the office is open?  I live in a different state.  What a royal mess!
Trivia: Do you remember what Moom's middle name is? sm

Unit,  yep, Moon Unit Zappa.  


extremely annoying LOL I just did one today where the doc kept using the first name or the middle
None of which was spelled.  Wish they would make up their minds sometimes.  It would be funny (I was getting a little giggle out of it at the time I typed it) if it weren't so frustrasting at the same time.  Have a good one! :)
Need help quick! I am in the middle of baking cupcakes for

tomorrow and i only have 2 eggs and recipe on box calls for 3. Does anyone know what will happen if I use the 2? I live in the country and the store is way too far to get eggs. No neighbors either! :)


What would you do? Go ahead and try it or ditch it altogether? I was in the middle of mixing when I saw I needed 3 eggs!!!! Thanks so much!


America's middle class is disappearing, which (sm)
the country SHOULD be worried about, as we pay most of its bills. The very poor do not, and the rich have too many loopholes.
ERs.. beginning/middle and end. Short story almost.
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Settings>Files...it's in the middle of that page. nm
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How about middle eastern/indian trained
in Ireland and Scotland and thus have that accent with middle eastern pronounciations - have one that sounds like Shrek!!!
Comfort KB are split in 3. In middle & number
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I heard *the pt is a middle-aged 36-yr-old woman*...
I'm 43 so I was thinking if 36 is middle aged what am I? This obviously came from a new doc, who was probably pushing 30 himself.
what do the middle people make per line?
I may be negotiating a contract directly with a radiology business, but I"ve only done independent contractor work up until now.  I'd like to enter into negotiations seeming like I know my way around the block:  what do companies (who hire transcriptionists) tend to make per line?  How would I find that out?
Yep, I am rich, that's why I sitting here typing in the middle of the night!
Of course when I'm done, I'm gonna hop in the limo and have Jeeves take me to NYC to breakfast and get my hair and nails done.  Wanna go?  There's room in the back.  I mean, it is a limo!
In other words, pay no attention to that big ole elephant sitting in the middle of MQ
lawsuit and SEC mess and just keep transcribing.  Now that's upbeat.  Don't believe your lying eyes and everyone else is wrong about MQ but you. 
YES my pitbull is doing this constantly. Was in the middle of an HUGE file and
i didn't pay attention to where i was. She came under the desk (she is scared of EVERYTHING) and sat on it. I got her out and started listening and I was like OH CRAP ... had to figure out where i was!!
Are you hourly? Benefits? Pay? East/West/middle?nm
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sounds like its the corp money grubbing middle men
If we could get rid of them (do not know if that is possible at this point), we would have happier, higher paid MTs, and better quality work for the hospitals.  What they must think of us with the quality of work they are seeing.  IF only they knew we are backed up against the wall with everything based on production, lowered pay rates, AND limiting reports being sent to QA.  Everyone is losing here.
My middle schooler is being taught the changes in typing class.
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Type Matrix keyboard has backspace key in middle- sm

The TypeMatrix keyboard is split down the middle, one split, with backspace keys (two of them) in the middle.  It is a vertically aligned keyboard, so if you can imagine each hand has its own keys and therefore its own backspace key.  You can see it at www.typematrix.com


I cannot recommend this keyboard enough (no, I donít work for them)...I have had it for several years and it is amazing...I have reduced the pain and stress in my hands and wrists by 95%....I love it! 


 


A good middle manager finds ways to do it.
I did that role for years. You have to please the client but be advocate for your MTs.

A good AM will find ways to communicate respectfully to the client regarding what the MT has to have to do the job adequately. A good AM will document and see patterns and be able to communicate that to the client. JMO. Obviously I think I was a good AM. LOL.
That's not right. Usually people think when 'Orient' is mentioned of the Middle East,
teh Middle East, also called Minor Asia, and the Arab countries in Northern Africa, like Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Tunesia, Algeria etc.....
Don't you?

Instead of 'oriental' one can say 'from the Orient.' also for persons. But one can say 'oriental', nothing wrong with that.

A poster mentioned China, Japan, Philippines, Korea etc...yes, this is Asia, also called the 'Far East'.

Cell phone dictation in the middle of the night
First, they are inaudible, and they are so tired that they forget where they are at and backtrack or forget parts of the surgery. Then you have to figure out what they are saying when yawning and everything else. Also, I hate it when there are screaming kids or a bunch of people in the background that are louder than the dictators, and the dog is barking like crazy. Ambulances: Why do doctors dictate in front of ambulances when the siren is going?
Hi Neighbor - middle-TN -- AND all the public pools close except for weekends.
we are on year-round scheduling 9 weeks on, 2 weeks off and just off June and July.
those are exceptions to the rule and those are KING-PIN drug dealers, not the middle men who run
the drugs. If you have an EDUCATION and make enough money you don't have to deal drugs. The kids in ghettos running the drugs who are getting busted are doing this because they have no education and nothing else to do to make money. THEM's the proven statistics.

You are talking about apples and oranges. Yeah there is a temporarily rich meth guy living in a nice house but the majority of the rich guys are using punk kids with no education to sell the drugs. They aren't their on the corner in the ghetto dealing their own drugs.
If I wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep, I work a few hours sm
then I go back to sleep and when I wake up do more hours. A "regular day" no way.
No. I have AVG set to update and run in the middle of the night. My techies said no reason to shut d
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full-figured, middle-aged female (early 40s)
It could have been worse...he could have said I was obese (2 dress sizes over my typical athletic clothing)
Airport greeting gift for hubby returning from the Middle East?
He has been gone for a year, working as a contractor.  What type of gift might a man like at our airport greeting (besides me)?  He is getting back in the evening, so I have really nice breakfast planned for the next day, but am wondering if he might like something special at the airport?  Do you get men flowers, balloons, what?  We have been married 23 years, but I am finding myself really nervous about this!  You all have the best ideas, so please pass them on! 
Line was too long: Click the middle button to restore or maximize...nm
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I want our brave men and women fighting in the Middle East to come home safe and sound. sm

Imagine the Christmas their families are having.  I am so grateful to them all. 


French, especially the surgeons. Easiest: Middle Eastern, Korean, Chinese, Indian. nm
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Well, notify the academic world, too! Typing classes in middle and high schools
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