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My sup wants alert and oriented x3. I do x 3 (with space) s/m

Posted By: Help on 2007-10-26
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Am I totally wrong on this one. My theory is, we don't do 3x3 cm - We do 3 cm x 3 cm. So I figure we should put spaces? Get it? Opinions?

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Alert and oriented x 3 is
what I have always typed.
MedQuist? Ctrl+shift+F, period, space, tab, period, space, space, change all. nm
RNs are people oriented
MT is not as easy as most RNs think. They feel with their advanced degrees they can sit down and plug in with no problem as they have the education, experience and medical terminology.


It takes years to be a good MT no matter what walk of life you come from.
I've had a few service-oriented business of my own, though (sm)
they were not in the MT field. I dealt with the rude, hostile and nasty clients by having TWO sets of prices: One, lower set for the easy-to-deal-with people, and another, HIGHER set of prices for the hard-to-deal-with ones. And if they were REALLY negative, they weren't worth working for at ANY price, and I simply referred them to a competitor who did a lousy job, and that I didn't like.
Sure am. Hopefully the baby will make her more family oriented! nm
I meant "One space or two", not "l space or two" nm
Thanks Alert!

Thanks Alert
If we don't respond to their juvenile posts they'll eventually get board and go away.   
I am not saying this about all doctor's wives, so please no remarks. It has just been in my experience, when a wife either works in the practice or takes care of the money, you will see this happen. I worked for a dentist who was supposed to have this big incentive plan for all of us if we met certain goals. His wife used that/our money to pay payroll taxes.

I agree. Let his wife do the transcription.

Troll alert
Schizo Alert! nm
Alert The Media
Do you think you could draw the attention of the media for this cause? Maybe there's a spunky investigative report who would want to get the story out.
Oops....typo alert!
That should have been "to do radiology reports" not "to radiology reports."  My proofreading skills are on standby, I guess.
what R U ? The Troll Alert Police?

only 1 alert from MTStars since Sunday??
Is there something wrong with the site or have the storms from Michigan hit the MTstars website?  It seems like I should have more than one alert from this board. Is anybody else having the same trouble? Just wondering and trying to stay dry. (As best I can since Michigan has had 4 days of rain and more forecast). 
Any suggestions on how to stay awake and alert w/o No-Doz ? - sm
Got totally dumped on tonight with work--- about 120 minutes between 2 jobs---- would like to get at a good portion of it done tonight but tend to start falling asleep typing at 10 or so these days.  Hate pills, especially hate No-Doz, hate coffee too, like capaccino but out right now.......so any quick fixes to staying awake, or should I just work until sleepy and get up after 5 hours of sleep? (i.e. 4 or 5 a.m.).  TIA.
How sad that no one called U. Think you can get news alert emails
Vitamins that make us mentally alert?
Which vitamin supplements can we take to make us more mentally alert as an MT?  Thanks
Ooops, typo alert...I meant "education"

Whine alert! 8 cents/line is killing me! :(

I have 17 years experience.  I'm an IC, was getting paid 10 and 11 cents a line for the last decade or so.  After that work basically dried up, I started looking for more work.  No work to be had at at 10 cents a line anymore, rarely find anything even at 9 cents. 

Decided to take an 8 cents/line job.  Hey, I was gettin' hungry.  I swear....I type, type, type, type, seems like all day and all night and still not making the money I need to pay my bills and eat! 

I know, I know, people justify 8 cents a line by saying hey if you can do 200 lph, that's $16 an hour.  Yeah, that's great for those who aren't used to making up to $30+ an hour for the past 8 to 10 years!  Man, I'm soooooooo tired of typing, so burned out, just very unhappy. 

I can see now how some people are happy with MT and some people aren't, just depends on what you've been used to compared to what you get now.  Sad. 

I really don't have any other skills to do anything else, and I'm dying here as far as finances, killing my hands and other body parts trying to make money at this 8 cents a line...maybe could've done it 15 years ago when I was younger but just not able to type like a demon day and night anymore.

Let it be known that this is the end of my vent. I have no idea what I'm going to do

He is a healthy-appearing male, awake, alert, and in no apparent distress.

One Space
MQ employee here and we were told one space!
It's their space. They can do as the please. Go get your own
and make your own rules.
Go get your own space
She wouldn't have this space if it weren't for the MT's who keep it alive.  What a silly answer to some genuine concerns. 
space changes
Did anyone else get the memo about the change in spacing for MQ?  On DQS, there will be only one space after periods.  They will let each account know when the switch is made.  Its a *new national standard*, the memo says.  OMG, so here I have typed since high school with two spaces, now I have to retrain myself to use only one space after periods.  Just another thing to cut down on my production.
Yes, its 1 space in the BOS and most new

English/grammar/business references. Since the age of computers, the powers-that-be, whoever they are, decided that the double space after a period was not a good thing anymore. So, most business courses, college courses, etc., have changed to 1 space now. You just set up a macro to change 2 spaces after a period to 1 space when you are done with the report. And yes it does depend on client preferences, though most that I work for like 1 space. Guess they feel they're getting more bang for their buck!

x2, no space
My space
I love myspace and have met lots of friends! Not Mr Right though! Its just really a fun thing to do, building your own web page and all, if you like doing that kind of thing!
They already took one space away when most...sm
of us went from two spaces after periods and colons to one. This is just the natural progression of them cutting our pay back little by little.
The BOS says x3 with no space
but regardless, I would type what the supervisor wants. It doesn't matter how you have always done it.

I have found out many times that things that I have done for years are technically incorrect. Just part of the game, unfortunately.
You can just hit your space bar, put a . or at least
one character in the box.  I just hit the space bar usually. 
At MQ we are to space once after a period.
That just changed in the last 6 months.
anything to keep from paying for a space
That is ridiculous and has to do with money rather than the "correct way" to do things.
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.    

I can't put 15yo because if I don't space
after it it won't expand. I'll try the other's though! Thanks, it's really driving me crazy not getting this to work!
Anyone use only 1 space after sentences?
This is new to me on one of my jobs.  I have always typed 2 spaces after sentences for 25 years.  Going to be hard to break this habit now.
1 space after sentence

I made the switch to 1 space after a sentence more than 15 years ago when I got my first computer and everything was justified. If you can't remember to do, you can make an adjustment in Word to do it automatically for you or just make a macro to do it for you. I have one account who insists on 2 spaces and I cannot remember to do that so I just transcribe as I normally do and then run a macro to change it. You can also do a search and replace. Put in  period space space and then replace with period space.



1 space isn't just an MT thing ....

I changed to one space years ago, to go with the flow.  I'm not an MT yet (still a student) but we've done this on legal documents for years.  It came about with the computer.  For once (from my VERY limited MT experience), I have to say AAMT isn't the culprit, its the new way to do things.

1 space after sentence.
Yes I have to do that also. It took me a long time to get used to it, however, but after awhile, it felt very natural.
My work space...

We fixed up half of our basement about 10 years ago and no one really used it after awhile.  I just painted (lime smoothie with swimming pool trim - very bright).  I have a small TV and DVD player and VCR for when I'm NOT working. Just bought a bookcase for the references I don't use on a daily basis - the ones that I do are on the filing cabinet beside my desk.  Also have several movie posters - Dirty Dancing and Ever After - framed and also some Beatles and some of my kids artwork from when they were little. It's very cozy and all MINE.


One space or two after a period.

Which is the correct way, one space or two spaces after a period in medical transcription?

Thanks for any help in advance.

19" with 17" viewing space....nm

can't seem to reply to one space or two ...

I recently made the switch from two spaces to one space after punctuation (periods, colons, question marks). It wasn't forced on me by any means but I just felt the desire to come around in the "computer age." The standard of two spaces after periods came about with the typewriter, but now with the computer, spacing seems to look nicer with one after a period, and that seems to be the trend these days, the one space. I'm glad I made the switch as it is sure saving my thumb from tendinitis!

That being said, I get paid by the gross line, so cutting out a space here and there doesn't hurt my livelihood.

My space protection.
Okay, so you can limit who can see your child's profile but can you limit the profiles your child can search for and look at? That is my question.
space heaters

I use a small space heater here in my office, but mine is old and doesn't work half the time.  My office is only 8 x 10.  Our power bills are going up 40% (yikes!) this winter, so I want to be prepared to turn down the temperature in the rest of the house and still keep warm in my office.  What are some preferences among my fellow MTs?  Ceramic?  Oil-filled?  Forced heat?  Which brand names are the best?

space heater
Thanks for the helpful hint.  About how much did you have to pay, and where did you buy it?  (If you don't mind telling me.)
Regarding space heaters
I have a very old electric heater that is temperature controlled.  What is great about it is if it happens to get knocked over, it automatically shuts off. Please stay away from any type of heater that requires the use of oil, as the fumes can be very harmful in an office. Garage is one thing where the square footage is more, but I would never use one in my home......also, due to the film it puts on your walls, carpet, curtains, and everything else in that particular room.
space heater
Thanks, guys and gals, for the great info about space heaters! I'll definitely stay away from the kind that cost our fellow MT's power bill to increase! Yikes! I'll probably go with a ceramic heater, like the Lasko mentioned in these posts. It seems to be the most efficient and the most cost-saving. :)
best office space
I have my office in a corner of my dining room.  I am alone during the day and work as an IC.  I would like to move my office to an upstairs bedroom.  I've been reluctant to do this because I thought is would be too isolating (and bathroom is on the main floor).  But it's a new year and I am starting a new account, so I thought what the heck? I have struggled lately with maintaining concentration.  I look around a can see all that needs doing and I wander away from the 'puter and do it.  A habit that has cost me!  I am hoping the new office area will anchor me a bit.  I would like to hear from MTs who work in a defined work space like this, the pros and cons.  I want to be a more productive focued IC in the new year.  Any input would be helpful.  Thanks so much!
One Space Requipred

My employer specifies only one space. That was really hard getting used to.