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My middle schooler is being taught the changes in typing class.

Posted By: And it's in the textbooks! You're not The A on 2006-10-12
In Reply to: Sorry, but that's just not true... - UTMT


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I was taught two spaces in high school typing class
places want only one space. BOS (pg 66, 2nd Ed) says either/or but be consistent, and that it is usually is set by company/client, but I've definitely noticed that most MTSOs want only one space and that's how I always do it now.
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. 
Convinced the middle class.
What middle class? No longer exists. sm
Just two classes now. 
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.
I was taught about this when typing psych (sm)
one of the doctors used to come into our office (typing pool) and tell us stories from the ER. He then explained what these guys (the majority of hamster/gerbil stories were from guys) would do to these poor little creatures. Gives me the creepy crawlies to think of what people do.
Yeah, I was taught the same thing in typing
some 30 years ago, but since my employer prefers it that way, then I will do it; after all, they pay me to do the job the way they want it. It doesn't mean I have to agree that it is correct, but that's just the way it is.
Corporate greed is a rampant disease that will end up killing the American middle class....sm
These people never have enough, there are no scruples, In God We Trust is just something printed on currency instead of being a moral principle carried down by our Founders...the French started a revolution over this. I hate all war and violence, but how do we stop global economy as being the tool which the corporate entities use to rape the middle class workers? Sorry for the rant, bad week....year!
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!
Typing class was based on the old courier font (sm)
that all typewriters pre-computer used. Some typing instructors may still be doing the traditional stuff they were taught, which was not based on computer use.

AAMT didn't set this as a rule. It's common, due to the fact that the spacing of type on a computer is proportional. So one space after a period looks fine and is readable compared to the two spaces that were necessary before computers.
Well, notify the academic world, too! Typing classes in middle and high schools

Homeschooling High Schooler
I, too, am thinking about homeschooling my 9th grader.  He goes to a school that is akin to a public zoo.  The boy who sits next to him in Algebra is very proud of the fact that he has amassed a record-breaking 275 referrals already this school year.  As you can imagine, my son is failing this and all of his other classes as the teachers do absolutely nothing to discipline the disruptive students.  My son has struggled with ADHD all of his school career and this is a horrible situation for him.  He is begging me to homeschool him and I am tempted, but do you who have homeschooled a high schooler think it is a good idea?  I have investigated private schools (none affordable in my area) and also after school tutoring but that was not successful.  I am at a loss as to how to help my son, but don't want to "lose him."  My oldest son dropped out of high school in the 10th grade because he was so disillusioned. 
It wasn't a high schooler that motivated HIPAA's invention
of a well-known, well liked and now deceased tennis player at the beginning of the acknowledgement of the disease and cost the career of that man.

Makes me wonder what other misinformation you distribute.
49 years old/self taught/daughter 20 years old/self taught. I'm a CMT, and daughter is studying t
take the test soon.
I wish someone had taught me..
To this day, I still feel uncomfortable and unsure about what to do. If only someone had taught me when I was young! Your boys are very blessed to have a thoughtful parent like you. 
I was taught to use two
and it is hard to change now. Most of my accounts use two, but I also have one account that uses ChartScript platform and I have noticed that it takes out the two and replaces it with one. And yes, I do think that over a period of time, it would make a difference in the line counts. However, that is the platform they use and I cannot change it. I get paid well anyway, so I am not complaining. Glad someone else noticed it though, I thought it was just my imagination
Some of us do, I was taught the same,
disc for back and disk for eye, however, I have to use disk for everything if I want to keep a job, among other asine rules per BOS.
yes it is accurate I also was taught sm
5 characters equal one word. Therefore, there are 13 words in a 65 character line.
Makes you wonder what they were taught in sm
high school, though I learned most of this in grammar school.
Proof as I go, was taught this way! nm
Weren't you ever taught that if you
don't have anything nice to say to someone, don't say anything at all? You must like being rude and hateful, and I don't mean just YOU personally, I mean everyone who has to criticise and be rude.
Please let me know if wrong, but I was taught to
always put in the patient's name if a dictator said to instead put the patient. Now here years later we are told by the hospital and now we are told to put in the given name if dictated. I do VR, and I read word by word by word everything on all reports. We are also held to the 98% accuracy be it VR or straight.
I was taught by my mother that
if someone gives you a gift, say thanks even if you toss it out your back door. Some do not get even a $5.00 gift card. It is inappropriate to not be thankful for what you have, get or whatever. I did not get a $5.00 card from my company so the OP got more than me. I am not offended by the lack of a gift, does not bother me at all, I did not expect anything.
my 2-yr-old taught me or made me learn...
Left click and hold it down on the task bar and drag, still holding the left button down and drag it to the bottom and drop it.
Children understand what they are taught!
Kids are capable of understanding social situations like this, even at young ages.Adults need to give them more credit. Personally, from listening to the story, sounds like lots of families I know with 5 kids or more. They can get the attitude of entitlement someone else mentioned - their parents are always getting aid from the govt, or town, or churches, and so the kids naturally adopt the attitude of the parents - that they are entitled to everyone's stuff just because...I always go over the normal "rules" with my kids before they go over someone's house - say thank you to the mom, don't ask for anything to eat, be polite, etc. If they are going over and it includes eating, like invited for lunch, I give them the look before they leave and make them promise to at least attempt to eat something even if they don't like it, and to NEVER say they didn't like anything! Guess I'm teaching them to be wimps, huh?!
I've been MT for 17 years and was taught (sm)
that from the beginning. "Patient sent to Radiology" is "The patient was sent to Radiology." I remember covering it at AAMT meetings and training interns from the local college who were taught that also.
Typing. This is NOT typing, it is transcribing. There is a BIG difference. sm
Transcription includes typing, but so much more.
Here's my theory. We were taught to place nice.

Even if you hated the person and hated their ideas we were taught we needed to share and play nice.  Well here on boards and in chat rooms, you don't have to play nice and we can vent and rant and not have to suck it in. 

I believe it is healthier here on these boards than in real life where you need to smile in people's faces in the workplace, in the neighborhood or even in the family when you would rather tell them what you think at best and at the very worse give them a good old fashion A$$ kick and tell them to get out of your face with their BS..

Here you don't need to be phoney baloney and you can tell people exactly how you feel w/o repercussions.  And that's a good thing.


Ditto, ETMT. I was being taught plateform and
specifics of one account. Then, was hired PT (needed backup since working for nationls has some many uncertainties) so was learning that format and style preferences. Then, the national wanted to train me on a second account with a new platform. I requested not to be tained on the second account - I was overwhelmed with the two new accounts I was already being trained on and, call me stupid, but I can only absorb so much new information at a time. I saw it as a breeding ground for an error and well, we know what an error can do to our reputations. I just needed some time.

In your dreams. They are not taught how to dictate, nor do they care. sm
They, the doctors, barely get a 1 day course in prescribing medications, let alone dictating.  That is why we are medical transcriptionists.  If you thought it would be like it was on the SUM tapes, you are wrong.  This is the real world of doctors dictating.  For the one who laughed at the big bucks,  well maybe you don't make them, and maybe this is why.  If you can only do easy, clinic work, then you will never make it in this business.  That is the work that is easily done off-shore and by VR. 
Was taught in my program that all those eye words begin with
My parents taught me that 2 wrongs do not make a right.....
I guess you didn't learn that, or worse you think that *makes* it all right. And people wonder what is wrong with the world these days? Your message pretty clearly outlines it, in my opinion. Working under another Social Security number, no matter WHO does it is wrong, wrong, and, oh yes, ILLEGAL!
We were taught Disc - eyes, Disk - back
Blind boys are being taught MT now in Indonesia or someplace like that. Was
My mother taught me to always "ignore the ignorant." The more attention you give her, the mor
I have given my kids cell phones..and taught them how to press and hold the key to call me..so that
My kids are only 6, 8, and 9 and i used to think it was silly to give kids that age cell phones, but not anymore!!
i was taught opposite, lol, but then at another company they preferred all disc; wide varieties. n
Dr. wants to cut out middle man and keep
Middle GA
Hey Mina! We are neighbors. I am in Byron.
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!!
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
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! 


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