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Pisces here, don't know if I am coming or going. nm

Posted By: Fishy, fishy on 2006-01-17
In Reply to: Okay I work for Q and have "spare time" what is your sun sign? - Does it suit your personality?


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where are you coming from????
Do you actually think these people are all addicts? These are the common people who could not afford to get out, probably making a lot less an hour than you do. They had no vehicle, and they left their homes with all their possessions in their arms. These people are starving and dying on the streets. It could just as easily have been you or me, and they just want to survive! If it had been a foreign country, help would have been there lickity split.
Are these cks coming

I don't think I'd cash them either.  They don't make sense from what I'm reading.  Has anybody contacted the law firm handling the class action suit for the MTs to see what's up there and if these are connected?

I'd sure hate to have your be "settling" by you cashing them and you not even know it.

Their day is coming! Nobody

If they were smart they invested what things came to them under

the table for selling us out down the river, because the bottom will

fall out from under them soon enough.

Right now the United States is in such a weakened state, the world is

ready to pounce on us.   They are talking in the Trillions we are in debt now as

a nation. 

And this coming from someone
who works at Scribes? LOLOLOL This is the funniest thing I have heard all year. They are the biggest scam artists around!
Hey! I'm coming right over to help!
Does not sound bad to me! The only thing is...be sure to check out what other posters said about "Are they making you claim 13 cpl or just what you are really getting, which is 9.75 cpl." You do not want to claim more than you are receiving. Don't worry about the taxes. They are a headache but you would be, basically, self-employed and would have to pay federal taxes just like EVERYONE does, and you would have to pay BOTH your share of SS, just like we all do anyway, PLUS the employers half of SS. Then, at the end of the year, you get the employers half back on your federal income tax form. You might even have to fill quarterly, but maybe not if you don't make very much. An accountant could give you advise on all this.
They know what's coming
I have relatives in Naples and the last time I saw, the center of the projected path puts Naples right in the center.
me, too.... keep it coming.... nm
They know what is coming. So now we pay big

bucks for tons of ice to melt in warehouses in northern states because of incompetence of govt officials.  Maybe if people relied less on the govt we could have lower taxes. 

I do not object to helping those in areas who have a disaster that cannot be predicted such as an earthquake, but it seems that Florida wants everyone to rebuild their houses several times a year and feed them even longer.  Those areas are known to be hurricane prone, so get out when disaster is coming.  


At least they got a little of what they had coming to them.

I don't envy you at all. I know my husband would have no qualms about closing the road leading to their house.  Unfortunately, you still have to live near them, so probably don't want to cause any more problems than necessary.

Good luck.

And you are coming across like you want me to be in ... sm
complete agreement with you...well, I put in my facts based on my experience....I wish you well...take care and have a blessed week!!
They might just get what's coming to them
Already thousands of people in the U.S. are going to India for their medical care. They can pay for the flight there and back, a top-notch operation in a top-notch facility with a private nurse and a private room afterwards, some time to vacation and recuperate--all for about 25% of what it would cost just to have the operation in the U.S., forget all the other goodies. What goes around comes around. When a doctor gives you the "I don't give a crap" look when you discuss offshoring, do be sure to bring up how offshoring affects him as well.
I see where you are coming from
but I don't feel the need to type fast for low wages.  I type fast too, but I don't like to compromise patient care by being a speed demon.  It is just too dangerous in my opinion.     Why are you so against someone staying at home to take care of children meanwhile making a little part-time money?  Not all newbies only make 8 cpl.  Not all newbies sign up to work for the nationals that post jobs here either.  Not everyone that posts here work for nationals either.  JMO.
No, I see where you are coming from.

However, you have to understand that most MTs are not paid hourly and are paid per line.  Some of us with 20 years are still only offered between 8-10 cpl if we're lucky.

Just be ready to job hunt and read here about the different companies.  Spheris big time off shores and underpays. 

You may want to either go to school (hopefully your hospital pays for that) or look for another on-site job that pays hourly.  With Spheris you'll have to work from home (which sounds dandy) until you actually do it. 

It works well for me right now, but I plan to get back on site as soon as my kids get a little older.  It is very hard to separate work from home when you work from home.

There will probably be no benefits for you either especially at part-time. 

You could wait until the bridge is there to cross it, try out Spheris, and then go from there. 

thank you for coming to my defense (sm)
Of course I know my financial situation, but we have missed a few payments, have tried to contact the lein holder, but to no avail. 
coming from corporate
corporate requiring 12,000 lines/pay on avg or you will be dropped to SE status
I am going to be coming to this site
from now on.  I get so sick and tired of the rudeness and trolling at another board.  You all rock here!!!  Thanks for having me:)
Something is coming..Spheris
Get ready to bend over.
Probably take out as we will be coming back that day - sm
from VA Beach. Jenny spent last Easter in hospital after her nephrectomy for Wilm's, so we thought it would be good to do something different this year. Seeing DH's parents the following weekend probably. She just got her Port-A-Cath out so its a celebration of sorts for us.
coming back to MT--??? gone?
I thought I had posted this question on this board, but the topic seems to have been removed.  Anyone know why?
It is coming back
There are a bunch of shows that start later, "mid-season" and the only dates I can find are "early 2007", but I was wondering about Medium is how I found it. Medium will be back mid-season, along with Scrubs, According to Jim, Reba, George Lopez, King of Queens, Supernanny, The Sopranos American Idol, America's Got Talent, etc...... bunch of them!
Yes, and it's coming out on CD in November.
It sounds like it will be a huge improvement over the latest QLDB, because people who have always used QLDB are saying the latest one doesn't work as efficiently in past. So go to this website to order Sauders. CD isn't scheduled to be released until November, though.

I understand where you are coming from
It always bothers me to hear these stories but I think it bothered me even more because no one had a clue this guy had this in him. So it makes one wonder just WHO can we trust :-(

Hayseed I know just where you are coming from
I have been in that position myself. Not so much with the "pager" thing, but getting calls at different times and with the company for example being on the West Coast and me being 3 hours ahead and them not forgetting the time difference. It truly is "between a rock and hard place" because these companies KNOW who their "good and dedicated employees" are and will frequently use it to their advantage and forgetting that we are also human. I for one too, have a hard time with companies that utilize an "instant messenger program" with their MTs, because as you mentioned, when you are constantly receiving an IM, it cuts way down on productivity. Hope your day gets better as it progresses.
Coming into money sm
I hate that expression, how does one come "into" money. If she truly earned it, which it sounds like she did not, then she is splurging at best. Makes one wonder why we who work so hard for a living, penny upon penny, line after line, make such sacrifices for those who think they can automatically come into it. Sorry, but I hate that phrase and it is usually used by losers. Whatever the situation, it is sad that the come-into money is not used for future generations so those who earned the come-into money would not have toiled and sweat for those who came into it and either sit on their assets or splurge it. No feelings here except for disgust! You reap what you sow in this world and the only way is hard work, too bad they cannot use their come-into money for better things than piddle it away.
If they are coming through this site...
please report them as spam to admin. All emails that come through here have a link to report, or you can just send an email to admin@mtstars.com and let them know. That email address will be blocked from sending through MTStars servers.

Unfortunately, anyone can click on any of your posts and "reply by email". If they're not reported as spam, they can keep doing it.
Over the years, I have seen this coming, and SM
all I can say is let the Indians have the work, and U.S. QA and editors stop fixing the mess that comes back. It will only be a matter of time before clients start dropping like flies when they receive unintelligible reports. Sorry, but if you have overseas MTs and overseas QA, you are asking for a disaster! I have seen first hand the mess that comes back from Indian MTs, and their work is not even worth the .03 per line they are making. I would compare this as wanting to move to France to transcribe for a French doctor when I have no skills or experience with their language. How long do you think my job would last? U.S. QAs, please do not be enablers for our industry to thrive overseas.
Interview coming up...
I have an interview coming up for PT with an ortho clinic ON SITE.  I have 3 years experience in acute care and op notes and getting paid 7/cpl right now working at home.  What line rate or pay per hour do you think I should ask for now that I'd be buying clothes and gas?
I completely see where you are coming..sm
from and those are all good suggestions. I really hope they aren't trying to edge me out. I haven't had any problems with them. See the thing I like about this place is unless they need to talk to you then you really don't hear anything from them. My manager, I never get an email, IM, nothing, very rarely. They act like they are happy with my work. They haven't said any different. So as far as attitude goes they don't communicate with me enough to really even know what kind of attitude I have. Honestly I do the work and the money is direct deposited and I never talk to them unless I go to them for some reason which is rare. My work goes directly to the client and I have worked on this account for 1-1/2 years now so I rarely have blanks. I pretty much know the docs in and out. As far as the amount they have to pay me well I only make .075 cpl so I can't imagine they are trying to get away with less than that.
As far as applying and sending resumes out I don't even get phone calls for them to see how my mannerisms are. I have gotten very little email replies most just to say they aren't hiring cause I send resumes to places that aren't even advertising for jobs. Just in case they need someone. I have showed my resume to a fellow MT who has 10 years exp and she thought it was fine. They either aren't hiring or they are insistent on 2 years or they want acute care, which my exp in is slim.

Thanks for the suggestions though as far as to watch how I present myself.

One thing I think may be the problem is I think they may have more MTs than work. I noticed there are probably 5 or 6 MTs on this one account I work on and there are only 2 docs. It could be there isn't enough work to go around. BUT that is why I asked for a backup account but they said all the accounts are fully staffed. I don't know.
Thanks - keep the replies coming!
I am definitely not interested in working in the court system, 8-5/M-F  YUCK!  But I understand a lot of CR trained people work from home as closed captioners.  I've got an appointment for an informational interview with the head of the CR department of a local business college.  Want to explore the feasibility.  Let you know what I learn. 
He has Yahoo now and it just keeps coming
What does he need to do with Yahoo to cut down on it?
I personaly know exactly where you are coming...sm
Way back 30 years ago I was a single mom and was looking for every extra buck I could find to feed my children.  I think I got $15 for my platelets per time back then, maybe every two weeks?  Good luck.  You do what you have to do.  I felt safe in the environment where I donated.
keep them coming!! I love the feedback
So when are you coming over to shampoo my rugs?

They get soooooooo dirty, sooooooooo fast.  I'm talking light pink here.  We do have an Electrolux carpet shampooer and we honestly use it at least once a month for full carpet cleaning and even more for spot cleaning.  Otherwise I'd have a pink rug with brown stripes.  :)


It's not just you! I HATE DQS. Especially coming from WP 5.1 and Smarttype! UGH!! nm
Did you lose the weight after coming off?

I'm gonna check into the things you mentioned and go by my local health food store. Before I went on the HRT, I did try the OTC stuff which seemed to work for a little while, but after a few months started having the hot flashes again. I did purchase some progesterone cream a few years ago while I was still having periods (after watching a segment of Oprah), but never used it right, then went on the HRT. I really do want to get off of it and get my weight down. Did you have trouble getting weight back down after coming off?


Thanks again for all your advise! You're great!

You probably received an email from your supervisor about full time meaning you HAVE TO produce for 40 hours a week to be full time.  That means, if you take any time off without pay (because you only have 80 hours of PTO a year) for ANYTHING (sick, funeral, whatever the emergency), you will no longer be a full time employee, which means no benefits at all.
Wow, it's all slowly coming back to me

flexibility.  As long as you do your 40 or plus pages per day.

Thanks U for coming to my rescue, Busy!
I HATE being called a liar!
You might want to wait on getting new one as MIcrosoft is coming out with new OS at the end of
How is your photography business coming along?
I like being in my MT hole - been in here for 17 years and never coming out! LOL
wow, makes me want to keep coming back...
You win! I'm coming to your house for Halloween!
on my broomstick!  LOL
I was just coming back to update...
I did not find one, however, my wonderful father-in-law who used to design computer components 20 years ago opened up the broken one and fixed it for me.  It's still fragile, there's a broken screw housing thing that was somehow preventing the pedal from contacting the switch sufficiently, but if I treat it gingerly, it'll get me through until my employer sends me a new one.  Whew!
tapes coming off spool
Years ago, I did an ortho account and had to do that, but never again.  Now if the tape is damaged, they told me to toss it.
Your post coming in as mine and saying about the same
wading in and I was saying you do not want to just jump in, not if your salary depends on it, too much anxiety because takes a while to learn. I was training when I learned the ops and like you, my favs.
There is also a good movie hopefully coming out soon. sm
it is more about maternity care in the US and how horrible it has evolved in the last decade or so. Lake and director Abby Epstein explore the intervention of modern medical practices in the birth process, which has led to alarming rates of drug-induced labor and cesarean sections performed in America. it actually has ricki lake in there too with her home births.

Well, if you can't "see" what is coming next..then you need the eye doctor.
I smell pathetic money-making scheme. If someone can't afford to do a worthless survey, then just don't do it. Your not doing me any favors by asking for donations. I get the majority of that information on here and all I had to donate was time.
Description of any pus (no matter where it is coming from)

Never heard of it until coming to this site. nm
I figure it is due to new typists just coming on