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Oh wow. I always thought VA work (sm)

Posted By: Jacy on 2006-02-08
In Reply to: VA jobs - Patti

was the way to go. Thanks for the heads up!

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I kind of thought this fit with all the posts about low work, no work.
MTs complaining they are not finding jobs, or if they are the pay is extremely low. Seems to be a lot of posting mostly about no work...

I was kind of curious where all the work has been going, much more so than the usual slow times...
Thought the Dr. I work for was the only one
I correct, but he still dictated appraised.  Can't change them, obviously!
I can't get this to work. I thought...

there used to be a place to check off in Microsoft word to make only one space after a period.  I must be dreaming.  I cannot get my text Expander to make this correction for me either.  UGH!  Any other suggestions?  I have one job that requires 2 spaces and one job that requires 1 spaces, and a very tired brain.


Another thought -- since you work

for different companies, it could be possible that the lines you are comparing aren't the same thing.  Maybe she gets paid by the gross line whereas you are counting 65 characters.  


You really thought that would work?
That would only work if no one else ever used the deck for any other purpose. An office, to be deductible, has to a dedicated space.
Does PRD work with MS Word? I thought it was for WP 5.1 DOS only? - sm
Or am I getting confused? I have PRD for 5.1; but now use Smartype for WP 5.1 DOS (like it a lot better)....yes it also works on XP but it took me me a LONG time to figure it out. I have passed the "how to" manual onto a lot of people over the last 2 years. Its actually quite simple once you know how. An inexpensive word Expander is Shortcut, and they have the one they sell here Flashtype that is inexpensive as well. I know Shortcut works fine with 98.
I get my work from an FTP site that they load the work to, however I don't have pool work so to
speak, but I tell them how many minutes a day I want.  The work is generally put in my box by 5 pm every day, then I have until 10 am the following day for some priority work, or 3:30 pm for the rest, so TAT is not too bad. I would like to work less at night though, but I working on that. My downside is I do not get the same dictators day to day, there are a few I do on a semi-regular basis though, some generate great lines but take longer to do that other doc's and are not "money-makers", I also do not get paid for spaces so that hurts a bit too.  This is WP5.1 too.....so very antiquated but that is what the hospital uses, so not much choice there. But I understand what you mean about the C-phone. I was just doing another job with C-phone recently...they incidentally did not tell me how to get off of the system, which was very simple.  I'd finish a job, then hit stop and hangup if I wanted to get off or quit working.  That is what you need to do if you want to sleep, eat, etc.  Don't feel guilty, do what you signed up for, believe me they watch the pools and will get others to do the work you don't finish.  If they get on your case remind them that you are only PT and only want 500 lines a day, etc.  It's not worth killing yourself over.  Good Luck.
You go by your schedule and have no work. Everytime I get on to work, there is always work.
Then you would have no life at all except work, work, work if you did that. I wouldn't do it. nm
I thought so. Thanks.:)
I thought so too
Ya know, I thought so too but I think it is because his hair cut and facial makeup and eye brows are so severe..If he grew a longer beard, some side burns and longer hair, I dont think it would look that bad..However, he looks like my ex..sigh..My ex was a Latino as Dave Navarro is and has the same face..When I first saw Dave Navarro..I said to everyone, My gosh, he looks like John and they agreed..Carmen (dont know if I like her or not) and Dave sure make a good looking couple, though.
I thought it was just me! Thank God I'm
well, one would have thought it sure
would have gotten some press, for sure. But on the other hand, the story doesn't have the same 'newsworthy' features (from the press standpoint), ie, hope for a happy outcome, being a school-sponsored trip, a top student with the full scholarship waiting, the mystery of higher-ups possibly helping to hide the facts, etc etc.

Its a very very tragic thing, to have a child go missing and especially with the horrible outcome you mentioned.

If the news reported (which they can't) EVERYTHING that went on, we'd probably be afraid to wake up in the morning.
I thought of that too.
I thought about the brown recluse and I think that is why I was nervous and there are so many bites at one time. We have huge spiders here. I hope it isn't a recluse. The symptoms are similar. One scar looks pretty bad. I will watch it. Thanks for responding.:)
YES< YES, I thought it was just me!

That's what I thought...or at least that is what
the signed contract states.

Thank you for clearing that up.
Happens to me, too, but I always thought it was

when supe was pushing jobs into individual que's to improve TAT, since it is always at the end of a job that it happens -- just before another job will download to me.

Yes, it does happen. Not equipment problem, but possibly could be a connection problem -- slow connection causing this, too ????

Here is a thought..
Find MTs in your area that work at home with kids...maybe doing a kid swapping thing would help everyone. Create a MT Mommy group LOL.
I thought I won...

Thought of something else!
Do you e-mail or send in mail, or both? I have always gotten my MT jobs by e-mail.

There are so many hurdles, especially equipment requirements. It seems you have everything right on track, you just need your break!

Another thing I thought of; do you look at other MT websites with job boards? I go to other MT websites when there's nothing new at my favorite one.

Good luck, and keep us posted!
I had thought of this also
In fact, there was just a few hours ago there was a press conference on the news.  The Dept of Health and Human Services was giving a briefing and  said that many medical volunteers are needed, including nurses, physicians, EMTs, etc.  He said on the HHS website there was a link for volunteers to register where they ask questions as to your capabilities, etc.  I had wondered if MTs would be needed when I was watching this.  I do not remember the specific website, but I'm sure it can be found by Googling the Dept of Health and Human Services.   God Bless you for volunteering.    
That's what I thought.
That's what I wanted to do, was mark it so they at least would see it, but nooooooo....they just leg it go!!! And these nationals wonder why they lose accounts!
Thanks! I never even thought much about it until...
JK mentioned it. 
I second that thought!
I thought so
you are working for Frankie Boy or are you Frankie Boy.
Where is Chucky zipper or is Chucky Frankie Boy too?
I thought of that too.
Thanks for the thought...nm
I have thought about this, too.
I love Oprah - and I find myself running back and forth between commercials. I have been thinking of putting a small tv in my office. What do you all think?
Have yo thought about
applying for a clerical job in your local hospital or a doctor's office?   Good luck to you!
I had not even thought about that. Thank you!
Just a thought - sm

Have you noticed a pattern to when it kicks you out, such as immediately after you send an e-mail?  This happened to me, there was a setting in my Outlook Express that made it disconnect every time I sent an e-mail.  It was easily fixed. 


Just a thought ...
try looking here:


Do seek help, though. Like several posters below stated, this could be very serious.
Thanks... that's what I thought

Just a thought....
Having a parent die isn't exactly easy on a child.  Could some of their problems be that they lost their mother, who was obviously a huge part of their lives, rather than the homeschooling?  I know someone who lost his mother when he was in grade school.  He had severe social problems after that, and he wasn't homeschooled. 
I just thought
I just thought maybe since things will be slow they would ask for volunteers first, I work for QT, does anyone else know their policy?
I know what you mean, actually. I thought it was just me.
Jane Fonda is like this a bit. Maybe has to do with their relationship with their father. I am no perfect person character-wise that is for sure but there aren't cameras and paparazzi following me around (thank GOD).
I never thought of it that way.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Gandhi were INFJ, too. Oh, well. I wound up quitting both of those jobs because I hated the way they were treating people. I'm better off for it. Principles are worth more to me than paychecks. LOL Thanks for the clarification. I like Myers-Briggs now that I know it's about understanding personality instead of judging someone's character.
Hey, I have often thought if I were in your
I would be able to make so much money!  I mean, if you get bored what do ya do - work!  And quiet all the time!  I'm sure it can get lonely at times but man, some days I dream of having a house (or even an apartment) of my own and being able to eat what I want when I want, no one to cook for, when I clean it stays clean.  I could rent movies and watch them all day, fall asleep at 5:00 p.m., wake up at 1:00 a.m. and type till I was tired, etc. etc.  I know I'm thinking of only the advantages and not disadvantages but man, sometimes it sounds good!
If you think WE had it bad, just thought of this. . .

My mom and another "girl" were typists for the old pipeline company back in the 1950's. They had to type financial reports (all numbers) on manual typewriters. There was no White Out back then and erasing was not allowed. If you got something wrong, you had to start over.

They finally finished the reports and stacked them up on the windowsill.  Cold windy day and the boss comes in and opens the window. My mom and the other girl sat down and cried and then started over again.

My mom always said she thought the boss might have opened the window on purpose, but that's as far as she ever went with it. Now people would say, "My boss was such a . . . "

No, it is you act on that thought. nm
Just a thought.....

As a child I had asked my mother why things like this happen and I'll never forget her answer.....

At some point in time this childs death may open doors that would otherwise may have not.  It is quite possible that the Lord sparred him from something extremely tragic that would of happen to him if he was still on earth.  Sometimes things happen for reasons beyond our understanding.  "The Lord works in mysterious ways", sound familiar? 

This family will definitely be in my prayers + + + + +




thanks, that is what I thought

Maybe she meant some other regulating organization.

Just thought of something .....

I hope you'll have time to go to Epcot, as there are no many wonderful things to see in that park.  One of my favorite places is the country, Germany, not only for their wonderful food, but in particular for their drop-dead GORGEOUS colored crystal they sell in their shop.  Crystal of every color - Bavarian, Dresden, cut-to-clear, etc.  Bring logs of $$$ and credit cards.  Their crystal is to die for.  I'm a big collector of the stuff and often joke with my hubby that we could give their shop a run for the money when it comes to inventory and variety.....Hehehe!

Have fun!

Have you thought about
coding?  Your knowledge would be transferrable, but you would have to learn the codes.  Coding seems to be about where MT was when I got into it about .... years ago.  Thank goodness I'm close to retirement age, if I can just hang in there a little longer.
He probably thought it was out of the
I had not thought of this...sm
but, then again, I don't have air conditioning in the house. I do have a large umbrella that could shield from the sun!
I never thought I'd say this,
but I have to agree with you. I've been a member for years, have been on boards, had my CMT. I've let my CMT expire, I've not renewed my membership, and clearly my day is done being on boards. Their stance on offshoring was the final nail in the AAMT coffin for me. And yes, in spite of all the years I've been a faithful follower, I can't say that they've done a thing for American MTs as individuals.
Thank you, XXX. I would never have thought of that.
thanks, I thought of that
and now I feel better of thinking of it :)
Just a thought.
I have three children and the ONE thing I always thought would have been nice would be a basket with some essentials for me. Very thoughtful to think of mommmy pregnant or afterward.
Just a thought
Do not pay for those more expensive pregnancy tests over the counter.  The cheap Wal-Mart brand works just as well.  I used them 2 times and they were not wrong either time.  :)  Generic is sometimes just as good, or better, than name brand.  Save your money! :)