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Posted By: memt on 2005-07-25
In Reply to: Tip on Aching Wrists/Target Laundry Detergent! - MTpainless

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I make a second living off ebay! I have sold maternity clothes, baby clothes, tupperware, and I have
Christmas dresses and boys' outfits that I will be listing in the next month or so that I bought last year at a smocked closeout and paid 8-10 a piece. Price tags read anywhere from 56 to 88.00 dollars and I will get approximately 25 to 40 a piece depending on what brands and size they are. Plus they pay shipping. I sold approx 35 Christmas outfits on ebay last year which paid for my Christmas. It was awesome and I'll do it again this year! Good luck.

Oh, you do have to have a credit card, bank acct. for ebay. It is worth it though. They just have to verify who you are.
You can check out my auctions with momof3boysal
and her clothes! it's not like she is attractive and she wears clothes that show a body that sho
i also think she has had some surgery. if you look at her sister w/o surgery you can see what she would really look like w/o the extra surgical help. Drop dead ugly.
Found a great eponym website! sm

This has been helpful to me.  I thought I'd share for those of you who haven't already discovered this website.

Hope it is helpful.


I found a GREAT job by posting my resume here. :-)
I didn't have much faith in the process since I have heard that hundreds of people respond to each ad posted, but decided to give it a try anyway ... and I'm glad I did.  I was contacted by a small company with a great owner who pays well and treats me with courtesy and respect.  Thanks MT Stars! 
I found a great free utility...

after making myself nuts and getting lots of technical advice on how to backup AutoText, when what I wanted was to back up AutoCorrect -- I found this great little utility that creates a text document out of your AutoCorrect entries, then you run it again on the Text document to re-create your AutoCorrect if lost.  Click on the link under "Method 1" on this page to download it.  It's a lifesaver!


I have the Infinity, have found it compatible with just about everything, it is great!.....NM
Not a great site. I have found many errors on
I have found great reviews on Kapersky. Do you know if...
they offer a free trial? I just downloaded Webroot Internet Security and it's "supposed" to be pretty good. I've got it free for 14 days. Thanks!
I found great headphones, GRADO LABS
Grado Labs SR60. I put a more detailed note down below, where I had asked for help with headphones. I love them. Great sound, comfortable, you forget they are on. I can just type and forget about the sound, such a relief. Like the olden days.
Great post. I swear by both Advantage and Frontline Plus-- both work great! - sm
I don't know about "natural" approaches for the house. I have always used flea bombs in the past before the miracle of Advantage and Frontline changed my life. Have not had a flea problem at all since I began using those products about 10 years ago, dose all the dogs religiously once a month with the Frontline Plus except in Dec.-Feb. to save a few bucks and because the ground is generally frozen by then and no fleas are scurring about. -- Hope you get flea free soon.
Found great headphones- GRADO LABS SR60
Thanks to all you who replied. At my local MAC store I found they had a display you could listen to the earphones. I bought GRADO LABS SR60, as the sound was good and they sit entirely outside your ear with BIG round ear pads.

When I got them home, the sound was GREAT for transcribing. Thank the Lord. Really. It was just like the old days, when I COULD TYPE AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE SOUND. I did change settings on my sound card--it has an equalizer-- to New Wave or something, it seemed the best, and put the Wave file way down, and adjusted the volume on the speakers, and I was very happy.

I read on someone's review, some audio guy on the net, that Grado SR60's have not as much bass as the higher number models. But for transcription that is good.

Well, from my lips to God's ears, just in time, I am so happy. Really, I have bought a lot of headphones trying, but they have all been cheap. These are not that expensive, but they were great. The Bose were very good sound, but for transcribing, I did not think I'd like them. Plus they were heavier on the ears, more of a conventional fit around the ears and put pressure on the head. Another great thing about the Grado, they have a metal top piece that goes over the head -covered with leather or fake leather--the audio website said, you can rest that on the top of your head and take away some of the pressure on your ears. That helps relax and pretty soon you don't notice them, like with other headphones fighting all the time to keep them in position.

Thanks to all. Hope this helps someone. The sound is great.
I just saw a great one where he found a lady friend for a woman's boxer dog.
It was cool how he treated the dog so differently from the woman, and dogs respond very quickly to him. To allow the two boxers to get to know each other in a natural way and allow all their social interactions to progress where he could monitor them, he had to ask the woman to stay out 100 feet away. Otherwise she would have been smothering them with kisses - just her way. The two boxers hit it off, going through all the right social behaviors so they could get to know each other and not squabble.
You should feel great as a transcriptionist if they think your work is that great!!!
It is not your fault they approached you. I think it would be a different storey if you were the one searching for the job to take away from a company. They obviously want to get rid of the company and if you didn't take the job they would probably ask someone else. You should enjoy the better position and not feel guilty!!
Becky you work in a great place. With no one hovering, I bet you get a lot more work done w/o agoniz
wants what. The only people qualified to do QA on my reports are the dictating doctors and the rest is just pure waste of money and time. If I have a question fine. But this random QA bites and hurts everyone. BTW, I don't have random QA for those who seem to think I may have an ax to grind. No dog in this fight. Just common sense.
I found the work!!!!!!!!!!
I just heard what happened to the work - Tonya Wimberly-Huger ate it! LOL! LOL! LOL!
What I have found to work the best, is to put
a standard-size bed pillow in my lap (prop it against desk or keyboard tray) and that helps me to sit back with my back against the chair.  I tend to lean forward a bit.   You also might want to get something to put under your feet like a thick phone book, an old wooden Coke box, or something similar.  This tends to make you sit straighter too.    I've tried pillows and that butterfly shaped cushion between me and my chair and they just weren't comfortable. 
I found this in the archives. I need to try it myself to see if it will work. sm
evacuee - just found work at library

Hope I am doing this right. Do not know how to reply to posts but here goes -

Library down the street from where I am staying has wireless internet. They said I could stay there all day. Going to by a lap top tonight!!!! Praise the Lord!!!

Called Medquist. My supervisor and the main office I am from - kind of overwhelmed with calls from evacuees and their e-mails.

Talked to payroll. VEry helpful. Said I could use vacation time for day I missed. Medquist is not THAT bad!!!

Michelle :)

I found out the hard way that first in always have the work. Supervisor sm
doesn't care what time I work. As was stated to me first come first serve.
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!
Or why not hire an IC to work on the account under you? You found it
and it is your reputation and bidding that sealed the account, why not ask IC's to BID on it. You might find somebody who loves derm work and wants the money. Even if you only make 1-2 cpl over your IC it adds up.
Mistakes found in other people's work

I work on a platform where we can pull up previously-transcribed reports for samples.  I have worked for this company for about 7 months now and have never had a QA done on my work.  I like to know if I am doing something wrong or if there is a better/easier way of doing things.  While going through some reports to get samples I have noticed things that are not that big a deal, but more along the line of somebody padding their lines, i.e., in the laboratory section writing out the number seventeen, in extremity examination writing out plus-two pedal pulses, cranial nerves two through twelve, things like this.  Also, things like sclerae IS instead of are.  Our accounts are not verbatim.

I guess my question is what would most of you do, leave it alone or say something about it?  I have left it alone for this long, but it just doesn't sit well with me.  I'm sure I do things that are wrong too and that is why I wouldn't mind getting reviewed every now and then to ensure consistency and quality.  Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions. 

I've found you have to work more than 8 hours a day to
If I had to stick to an 8-hour time period, I couldn't afford to continue.
I love my Electrolux, I am hard on Vacuums and I found Electrolux to be great, it sucks up everythin
I had found an earlier post that said Infinity would work with InScribe, but sm
I don't think the poster knew about the most recent upgrade.

I had also read about the start/stop pedal being frustrating due to it not stopping immediately. I did find one at Dictran that said exclusively for InScribe, but there are two types there, so that was also confusing!

I work 1 FT and 1 IC. The IC is great, I tell them when I can work. So far it has not been a probl
I used to work for a hospital that used Meditech and we found the line counts to be inconsistent. SM

I used to be a supervisor and was trying to find a way to monitor productivity on Meditech and found that line counts fluctuated greatly!  I did all kinds of comparisons - typed reports in word and counted the lines in word with MP Count and then compared it with Meditech and there was sometimes near a 200 line discrepancy at the end of the day.  Then we found that running a line count twice in Meditech on the same MT and same reports would get us two different numbers with about 20 lines difference.

Meditech is just not MT friendly, but unfortunately MTs are at the bottom of the list of considerations when choosing an EMR system.  I gave up and started keeping track of minutes of dictation.

Still need help & clothes, etc...

Just wanted to say that a lot of people from our church (Northridge Baptist) are sending clothing, canned food, as well as soap, shampoo, baby things, etc., down to the Missions in every city because people are so WITHOUT anything!  There are soup kitchens everywhere that have people waiting out in the street, and on top of that? We are expecting another hit here pretty soon, towards next weekend of another hurricaine! I don't know really how much more people can take but I know I went online and sent a fax to Montgomery, Alabama, to Richard Shelby (Alabama's Representative there) and I'm waiting to hear from him to give us information about more placed to help. As soon as I get some information I will post again.  As someone said, there are plenty who just haven't gotten anything yet, and we don't even know where or who they are!  Thank everyone for helping; it sure pulls a *country* together when people are searching and needing support and they get it from others who they don't even know!  To them? Those people are heros (and the paper is just too busy to report on anything good; they are busy writing about all the horrible things to add to the disaster of it all).  Thanks for letting me vent!  Alabama MT girl

To begin with, I HATED going to an office, so I don't want to get dressed and pretend I am. I'm with you sister - flannel jama pants if cold enuf and I buy men's HUGH 5X Tshirts, short sleeves. The sleeves comes midway down my arms and to my knees. Great for winter sleeping - great for summer sleeping wo jama pants, and bathing suit cover-ups. I have a pool. In the summer, I word in my bathing suit or cotton play suit and if some unfortunate soul comes to h the door, I throw on the tee - and sometimes I just work in my skivvies and my T's and to heck with whoever comes to the door. I do brush on makeup, or I would even scare myself.
I've found this resource pretty useful for rehab work. Link inside.

Have this as one of my bookmarks - found this handy whilst handling rehab work. Hope this helps!


Kids and clothes
Well that gives me hope. Thanks. I did try buying them clothes but you could hear their groans clear across the country. They chucked the clothes into a corner of a closet and never wore them. I took them shopping recently and they turned their nose up at anything I would choose for them.

I hope it's just a phase. I've seen plenty of 40-year-old women wearing slutty clothes and I would feel awful if they grew up to do that. I used to have problems knowing how to dress too. Unfortunately the way I found out about it was most embarrassing. I was reprimanded at work for my appearance. How humiliating! At least I got the message and tried to do better. I would rather they found out from me than find out from their boss like I did.
yep, I go to Old Navy and look at their clothes for my girls
Or Wal-Mart and look at all the stuff I want!  that does it for me!
kids clothes these days

The skimpy little outfits the girls get away with wearing to SCHOOL, just boggles my mind.  Heck, most are shorter than my old gym clothes...remember those days?  Girls could not even be SEEN by the boys in our gimmies...modesty is not in these days it seems...and the boys

Well when my son tried the baggy britches, I did just that when he was going up the stairs in front of me...pulled the d&%$ things down, one warning..catch you like that again and you will be wearing a uniform

Kids' clothes today
The girls (even the little ones) all dress like little sluts nowadays-- I blame the so-called "stars" who encourage this "sexy" look.  Teenaged boys are "terminally horny" anyway without egging them on.  It is any wonder we have so many teen pregnancies nowadays?  I think by dressing and acting so "old", they are missing out on their childhood years and will be all "burned out" by the time they are 20, not to mentioned having 5 kids by that time (all with different fathers, no doubt), and on welfare with no life at all.   
Did you change you clothes detergent or anything?- sm
My DH has very sensitive skin and that has happened to him when Tide changed their "no bleach alternative" detergent about 8 years ago. I switched to Cheer and no more problem. But it sound like an allergic reaction to something and should get checked out asap.
i wish my clothes were loose...i guess they would be if i would

They used to wash clothes by hand, too,
Would you tell someone with a laundromat that washing all those clothes can be done on a washboard?

Fact is, just as those brought up in this generation possibly wouldn't survive in our world "back then," we probably wouldn't have survived in our parents' world back in their times. You can't miss what you've never had, and we didn't know any different/better. As I said, they used to use washboards for their clothes and outhouses to pee, but by golly, I don't see many people doing that anymore, except maybe the Amish. It's no different with spellcheck, expanders, etc.
We could learn to sew and make our own clothes.

really cute kids clothes at Old Navy...nm

$2 not enough for gas, wear&tear on car, lunches, clothes,
Quit wearing sexy clothes when you
The Co. I work for is GREAT about that - sm

OSi has Instant Messaging, and a lot of the staff have personal pictures of themselves to make it more personal...  They also hold an annual company picnic that you can attend, which is really great.  I started an IM one time with someone on the "management" section of my IM list, just joked around, chatted about the significance of certification, about the CMT classes they were doing (free mind you), about my supervisor (all good of course)... then I just said, "So, what's your job with this outfit?" (this is my witty sense of humor coming out) - and she said, "Oh ME?  Oh, I'm the VP!  Glad you like it here!"  WHEW!!  SO glad there was nothing bad to say about the company - ROFL!!      My supervisor will actually listen if I have personal problems, offer advice or empathy...  There is one lady who was a training coordinator that I had IM'd just for info for a friend, and we struck up a good on-line friendship... she had traveled the same type of road I had, understood my perils, gave encouragement, and still calls from time to time just to see how it's going...   great people...  love them to death!   

So it is there....  if you want to know more....  just ask        

WOW! That is great pay. May I ask where you work?
I LOVE shopping for clothes at resale stores

I find fashionable, barely worn, name brand clothes. It really is fun!! I couldn't imagine paying for new clothes anymore!

It's a little harder to find good kids' clothes at the second hand stores, but I have found some really nice ones that are real bargains.

I forgot to mention how I save money on clothes...sm

The clearance racks are my best friends - often times I can find things there cheaper than on consignment or at Good Will.

Another thing I do is that I have a friend whose daughter is 1 size smaller than my daughter is, so in return for me giving her the hand-me-downs she will occasionally buy my daughter something new or give me the amount of money that I'd get if it went to consignment, and I don't have to deal with waiting for a consignment check. 

If your kids/you like named brand items for clothing eBay can be great.  My sister buys my nephew's Abercrombie clothes on eBay for usually around $10 a shirt - these are shirts that normally sell for $35-45 in the stores.  

Another thing I do is that I have a friend who wears the same sizes that I do and we have similar clothing tastes, so we often do "clothes swap" where we'll swap out some jeans, shirts, etc.  That way it sorta seems like you're getting something new. 


Fingers aren't working yet.....your clothes detergent - -nm
I think you handled it well. You wouldn't feel so good about those clothes if you cut off your
Sounds great but there is no work!
Well, I tried posting but it disappeared.  Will just say I show up to work but there isn't any (have several accounts).  So the bonus which is what I consider my "sick leave" - is not attainable.  So much for working for MQ.  And now I hear of more accounts they are losing.  But they never tell the MTs. 
I think that although it's great that we can work at home
because we haven't been on "social circulation" for so many years.  It seems to make people angry, mean and confrontational.  Just my observation.
Is it WP5.1 using the Fkeys? Great way to work once you get used to it. nm
Great company to work for!