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Oh, no.. You can't' expect KR to wear the werewolf hair

Posted By: in 2006! lol on 2006-04-06
In Reply to: yea but he didn't look like the old KR....sm - I miss the old look of kenny rogers


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Sorry, I don't wear "smarty pants." I wear thongs. Hehehe

Laser Hair Removal (for dark hair)
I've tried Epilators (basically an electronic tweezer) and wax, but nothing beats Laser HR. It's a bit pricy and takes a few treatments to be 100% effective, but definitely works.
Laser hair removal. Has anyone tried laser hair removal on their face and if so, did it work?
I wear them
but I paid a lot for the small ones that fit in the ear canal. That way i can use the head phones. Contractor loves my work so seems to be working out well.

Let me know if any other questions.
Ear wear?

So they scammed you out of money, complain about that.  Don't go turning it into a HIPAA violation.  That is the part that is dumb.  No one stole your purse, knocked you over the head, and took your money.  You didn't have to pay them.  You paid, now your mad, so you want to get them back by filing a HIPAA complaint.  At least have the guts to admit what your doing instead of whining like a baby.

start a fad - wear a wig
I think the idea of wearing wigs is very trendy and up and coming.  I hate having to fool with my hair every morning or spend 3 hours in the salon each week -- if it were up to me, and I could find good looking wigs -- I would shave my head and wear a different one every day -- just velcro that sucker on.  I think the beauty industry fears that we may just well do this and prevents making really really good wigs -- but I think the time is coming...and very soon.
Wear a tiara (nm)
Anyone that would normally wear bifocals

able to function with contacts?  I need new contacts.  My optometrist says that he can make my contacts function so that I don't need the granny glasses, but so far I feel like my eyes are zooming in and out like the lens on a camera trying to focus.  I also have glasses, but I need a stronger prescription and if I have to go back to glasses I have to get bifocals.  I really don't want the lines, but have heard from several people that they have problems without the lines.  My DH has bifocals without the line and he says it makes him dizzy sometimes.  Optometrist says he just needs a smaller frame/lens. 

I've got to do something soon as I'm getting daily headaches, but just can't decide what to do.  I am legally blind without correction and my lenses are about $300/pair without any of the extras.  Fortunately I have good frames and won't need new ones.  I really would prefer contacts as my vision seems to be so much clearer when I'm looking far off, but up close I just don't know if I can use them. 


What to wear to a wedding-sm

I just can't decide.  It's an evening wedding, outside in a park.  Apparently the bride is going to be barefoot and the groomsmen are in khaki pants.  That's about all I know.

Could I wear slacks and a casual top? Or go with my original plan to wear a dress and sandals?  Or does it matter at all?  Lol.

Don't know about that but I definitely think Yoko should wear a bag...
Do any of you wear gloves while
And if so, what kind?

My hands get very cold while I type, which makes them stiff and therefore makes it harder for me to type.

Have any of you found that wearing a thin pair of gloves maybe with just the fingertips cut out helps this at all?
plus the wear-and-tear on your car and all that - sm
mileage. Do you have a back up vehicle if it breaks down so you can get to work? Personally I just don't think a 100+ plus drive to work is worth it, no matter what the pay, but if your bottom line makes this a better offer you need to figure out if you want to make that drive 5 days a week (unless you can work something out with them and work 10 hour days, and only drive it 4 days a week).
Any WAH MTs wear scrubs?

I'm tired of wearing out my jeans (not to mention that they aren't that comfortable to sit in all day) and want to be more professional than working in sweats -- I used to work in Medical Records and wore scrubs, and I loved them.

Hubby caught me surfing ebay for scrubs and laughed at me -- he didn't see why I would wear a uniform if I didn't have to, but the way I see it -- it makes me feel more professional and is a comfortable and effortless solution that is better than bathrobes and slippers.  Am I crazy or silly for wearing a uniform to work when I work in my dining room?

Any other scrub-wearing MTs out there? 

Headset - what do you wear?
I just can't seem to find anything that I really like.  I want good sound quality (of course), not bulky, comfortable.  What do you like?
For those who wear gloves

for RSI/carpal tunnel problems, which brand do you use?  I'm curious because I have been looking at a few different brands on-line, but cannot seem to find them locally, so my husband picked up one from Wal-Mart last night, which does seem to be helping the pain somewhat, but it is difficult to type while wearing it.  Some of the ones I've seen mentioned on here before (Handeze, Smart Glove, and Softflex) appear that they may be more flexible than what I've got and so better for working.

Any info you guys could offer would be a great help and much appreciated. 


okay, what's those gloves some MTs wear?
i never paid much attention before, but 2 of my fingers are so cold; and now i want to know!!
what then, do you expect us to do? sm
all go out there and open our own service? Some of us don't want the hassle of finding the work, paying the taxes, hiring the people to do the work, etc, etc...I, for one, am very happy working for my national, which happens to be MQ. I certainly couldn't do any better on my own...and have half the headache to boot! For some, a national just "fits", it just does! Sorry if some people can't comprehend that!
what did he expect?
Yup! Good luck to him, he let a whole lot of people down, including himself.
where do you expect them to go exactly?
I mean really, telling a poor city "evacuate" is ridiculous.  They have no car, no transportation, no where to go, and half of them probably do not have a television set to know they needed to evacuate.  It was probably confusing and paralyzing to them. 
What to expect...

Two things.... Responsible grown  up 40 something people out for a good time, listening to a major staple of their musical experience as a teenager... AND.... possibly a group of 40 something  people who failed to realize that they are no longer teenagers anymore.  We went to a Styx concert a few years back  and there were so many former 70s teens who had obviously NOT grown up yet.  Long hair, foul language, smoking pot.  Sheesh.

But, maybe since it's probably an indoor concert, you might get a better class crowd.  Expect a WONDERFUL evening!  Have fun

I would not expect you to
and there's no way for me to assess what you know.  I would really be interested in finding about 10 people who are really looking for ways to improve and let them try this FREE to get feedback.  I can tell you this, a few years back I went to work for a local hospital.  The "top dog" there was a really sweet girl who had been there for 14 years.  In 6 months, my production was higher than hers.  My supe asked me to do a little one-hour presentation on shortcuts and I did.  Before I worked there, no one even used a shortcut program.  It was a stipulation of my taking that job that I could use one.  Most people said it really helped them, although one or two "old-timers" said they could type fast enough without it.  some people will just resist change whether it could help them or not!!! 
more often than you would expect :( - nm
Come on...you can't expect anything other

Actually you could probably expect
Phlebotomy is very desirable as well even in private practices.  Good luck!  Welcome to the medical field!
What do we expect?
Good old American kids are taught to the test, especially since No Child Left Behind; but even before that there were tests of reading and math skills at the state level.  Writing and speaking skills cannot be graded on a Scantron, so they aren't part of the test and increasingly aren't taught.  Text messaging ShortHand doesn't help either.  They get into medical school - in a class with how many ESL fellow students?  How many ESL professors?  They get to their residencies - with how many ESL attendings?  What medical school has a class for dictation?  No, the people seen as the least educated (and paid accordingly) will clean up the mess like they always do.  That would be you and me!  Lucky for them, we're good at it!
expect a pay cut sm....
health insurance is HSA w/Aetna. If you do straight transcription you'll be ok, if doing speech, I'd look for another job (which is what I'm doing). Flexibility of schedule is really dependent on your super - I've had some who were horrible and like the one I have now, she's wonderful.
do you wear shoes when you work? sm

if so, what kind? If I wear sneakers, my feet get too hot and sweaty.  If I wear slippers, I don't feel like I get enough support.  Any suggestions?

Definitely less wear and tear on your own computer,
but also the company can monitor which web site you visit, all emails sent and received on their computer, and just about anything else you do on it.  But my main reason for using my own computer is that I have all my info on it, i.e, my favorites for the web, lots of reference material, etc., that is a pain to have to re-enter into another computer.  Also, it is much easier to transfer autocorrect from within a computer than from one computer to another (at least that's what I've been told, but in this instance it seemed to be a real problem for this tech).
I don't let my kids dress like that! My son will wear
anything I buy him, usually athletic attire, like Nike or Addidas T-shirs and carpenter jeans that fit!

My daughter likes jeans and t-shirts (kinda tom-boyish). So, I am lucky in that regard.

If they were difficult, they would never be allowed out unless they dressed properly.

I have a fit if my daughters shorts are too short. You know, how they roll them at the waist and the shorts go up their butts - well, that is a no-no to me. I don't care where we are in public, I pull them down to a normal length. Other than that, their dress code is fine.

It will wear off-- they start out this way but then get tired of it
You just stay strong, he will try to wear you out.
I didn't wear a veil...
I wore my hair pinned up with jeweled clips. 
I wear wrist supports,

and with the wrist rest attached it puts my fingers/hands/wrists at an angle that isn't comfortable for me. 

After he said "she tried to have me first"? I doubt it. You don't have to wear a bag.sm
She certainly doesn't.  She is just to full of herself.  Ballbreaker then, ballbreaker now. 
I wear my pj's until my coffee break
I am up and working by 6:00 am and I usually get up at 5:30, have a little snack and watch the news. I literally roll out of bed and downstairs to my office. So I work in my p.j.s for the first two hours. I wear flannel sleep pants and t-shirts/sweat shirts. At 8:00, I take a coffee break that includes my morning shower. That's also after my hubby and teenagers have left for various school/workplaces. For the rest of the day, I usually wear workout clothes, because when I'm done at 2:00 or 3:00, I head straight for the Y. Now in the summer... well, lots of days I'm in my bathing suit and shorts, and I take quick breaks in the pool to cool down. (We don't have a/c and it can be pretty hot here.) I consider wearing whatever I please to be a perk of WAH.
Oooo, I forgot I would have to wear a bra!! That's something to consider.
Be sure to wear your splints at night, too.

That has helped to make a difference. I have also invested in a quality keyboard, tilt desktop and wrist rests.

I don't wear the gloves to type with
but I got wrist splints to wear at night to sleep in. You can get them at WalGreens. They are about $24 each, come in R and L, and 3 sizes. I used to work for an occupational therapist who recommended them for her patients all the time. The elastic in most of the gloves I bought (including the ones recommended to you) made me break out in a rash.
Keyboard that the letters won't wear off
Does anyone have a suggestion of a keyboard where the letters don't wear off. Got a new keyboard one month ago and I can hard see the letters. I have tried the flexible keyboard and totally hated it. (I think I have too much acid in my body or that is what I have been told).

The #1 reason to wear an arm band.

My doc says "I did a rectal exam to make sure we had the right patient". 

There has to be an easier way.......


Any MTs out there who wear hearing aids sm

I posted awhile back in January about needing hearing aids.  I was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss back then and was sent for an MRI, which was clean.  I was told the next step would be hearing aids.

I had been having a lot of blanks through work and let the company I am an IC with know what was going on.  I received an e-mail today telling me not to turn in more work until they have a copy of my hearing test.  I am not sure what that means. 

Honestly, with the amount of blanks I have had, they could have let me go for not hitting whatever percentage of accuracy required. 

Anyway, I am just looking to see if anyone else out there has had to get hearing aids and what type they use that works best with being an MT.

Thanks for your help!

Well, they said I could expect OT immediately..??
We will see on the production. I was told the accounts were overburdened with work and there was a bounty of OT being offered.

We will see.
What do you expect MQ or any MTSO to do?
if they have MTs scheduled to work that don't work their shifts, or that don't produce, their TATs will suffer -- and keeping the client happy is the bottom line to staying in business and keeping you and me employed. So if the work isn't getting done, then they must hire some people that will work. Then of course those slackers will holler when they don't have any. I guess its just the way of the world...
What I expect from my government
When a mandatory evacuation is ordered I expect to be able to get on the hurricane evacuation routes and have enough gas available to get moving. Is this reality........NO.

As far as moving somewhere else, FL has a way of putting a grip on you. Low wages to the point you are stuck literally. I haven't been out of this state in over 7 years due to lack of funds.

Yes, I expect any minute now to

get an email from my supe saying the virus is the reason for the lack of work! 

I mean, I have been given every other excuse so I am sure this one will be next...

You are right on. There's only so much you can expect to be paid
don't expect miracles
Let me tell you what to expect on the floor.  Expect older and experienced nurses who are biding their time before retirement to not be available for anything.  Expect to get yelled at by patients and to get very used to the smell of feces and vomit.  Expect to get yelled at by family members of patients who are angry with physicians, but since the physician's don't hang around, YOU get yelled at.  Expect to get yelled at by physicians for just any old thing they want to yell at you for.  Expect to try and find your orders on the chart, some written by the physician (good luck with that) and some typed by an MT who has not been QA'd....with you sitting there knowing your patient needs something but having no idea what (and don't expect the doctor to remember).   Expect to be hit, bitten, kicked, spit on, having things thrown at you.  Little children will hate you because you had to hurt them to get them better.  Expect to get very very sick the first few months..you'll catch everything from everybody, especially if you have been rather isolated working at home.   Also expect to do a lot of crying over that elderly person who died alone, over the child with cancer, the mother who lost her baby.   You think being an MT is stressful, just wait.
Did you expect this reaction? n/m
Thank you all. This gives me some insight into what to expect. nm
Yes I expect him to fix the pipes.
BUT, he tells me when he's going to do it and how much he'll charge, and HE ALSO TELLS ME IF HE CANNOT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  If he cannot, he leaves, and I call another plumber!  DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!  
How do you expect MT to know what is wanted