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Power can make people crazy.

Posted By: Me on 2007-02-15
In Reply to: What about this scenario, folks! - On the job

She sounds like a manager who caused me to leave my last job. She also was terrible at details too, but what a mess she turned out to be, starting all the rumors. Ridiculous.

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LOL. MT's don't kill people. Not that much power! nm
Not all QA people are power-trip freaks (sm)
I work in QA and would probably welcome an email from an MT who said they really tried but that there were numerous blanks in a report they just sent to me. I frequently did exchange emails with helpful hints and tips to the MTs until we were given a quota to reach, then I had to cut down on the "extra" feedback and just send the basics. I hated it because I like the personal touch with feedback.

Some QA staff do end up with their job as a power trip; I was just never that way. I remember what it was like waiting on feedback and cringeing at some of the remarks I would see. I vowed not to do that to fellow co-workers.
People cannot fight the power and corruption that is present

in he political system.  These politicians are bought by special interests.  Many of the people with special interests are corporations, insurance companies, etc.  They have major money to contribute to run a politician's campaign.  Both Democrats and Republicans take this money.  So if both the politicians are in need of money to win an election and you and I can provide the money the special interests are going to be heard above and beyond the little guy with a beer in his hand who is working 8-5 and wouldn't know how to organize a revolution if he had an instruction book.  Besides he is too darn tired and has to mow the grass, take the kids to the movies, etc, etc, etc. 

So you got both parties taking special interest money in return for favors granted (or the funding is stopped and the party can't win) What is the American public going to do?  Not vote?  You only get two choices and the system is corrupt.  What do you do?  Once again, you are assuming the American public is intelligent and united.  If you read posts or editorials anywhere you will see the American public is divided led by sound bites or blind loyalty to a political party.  You aren't going to see anyone overthrow this government in this lifetime.  People in power are not going to give it up to let Joe-Six-Pack run the country on his $100 day budget to campaign.  It is sad but true.  We have been led down a path that it is too late to turn back.  While the politicians were passing these laws to allow offshoring/outsourcing, we were watching TV or busy with daily activities of living, thinking this will never affect me.  And it's the same deal now. 

Anybody agree on who should be president?  How about Iraq war?  Anybody agree on forcing the national companies to pay us more for MT?  Come on.  Be real.  You can't unite this country on the smallest issues.



crazy people
They had one of those people on Hannity and Colmes on TV last night - what a weirdo.  I think her name was Roper.  Those people are absolutely insane.  Does anyone know what time and what radio station Mike Gallagher's show is on?
I don't know if they get paid but I know they limit the people who will buy with these crazy name

Can you imagine having to say I live at 555 Squirrel Run or 555 Wild Turkey Walk for the next 10-20 years?  Just the image of squirrels and wild turkeys alone would force me to look elsewhere.  Got any good names for streets? 

i know this may sound crazy, but did you make sure all your connections were sm
plugged in good? mine did that one and it wasn't plugged in completely.
My gray talks like crazy. People on the phone will often ask who is there with me.
I was just thinking if I could be a mind reader, I could make a fortune. Doctors driving me crazy

so many people was wishy-washy nowadays...love to see people make
a stand for what they believe in...

it is kind of wierd those statements have to be made in the first place but guess we are an ever-transitioning country and are still young. so many different beliefs yet not much tolerance.

I found your post respectful, and right on as to how you feel. it does not seem that difficult to sift through to read and respond to messages someone might not care for...
i don't know why people make fun of mq and ceo(s) of mq. they are trying so hard

it takes TIME to award these prizes and to figure out pay increases.  They have priorities you know.  They are fighting lawsuits, figuring out bonuses for management and trying to save their own jobs or at least accumulate some cash in an offshore bank before going to jail or getting fired for running a scam operation bilking the shareholders, clients and MTs. 

Just be patient.  In a year or so Frank will come through (or at least his replacement) as to who won the Hawaii trip.


I'm with you ... people can make their own choices. nm
No need to laugh. Many people make that and much more. I do. nm
Some of us are IT people who make more money
doing MT. I've found that I know more about computers than the so-called IT people working for MT services. However, I would never recommend PC Doctor. AVG Free is the best free antivirus software out there. And you're not an id-iot. It's also tough to know which programs will cause a software conflict until you actually try them. Hope things go better for you.
I am not worried about what other people make... sm
What bothers me is that people post about how there wages are so low, their income is low, and it discourages the new people in the field before they get a chance to see for themselves what they can or cannot do.  I just really do not see how people can not type more than 75-100 lines an hour if they are really working their job.  I consistently type 350-400 lines an hour for 6 hours a day.  That averages me to $35-40 an hour - which is way over minimum wage.
I have seen editors/QA people act put-upon because we make mistakes.
That's their JOB to correct mistakes.  And while we are working on production and a QA/Editor has time to listen to something over and over, they act like we should have gotten this and why was it sent to QA blah, blah.  Editors forget the sole purpose of their job is to fix the report and move on.  Some of them have to lord it over you with comments that are totally unnecessary.  Just give me the answer and I certainly don't need a speech or reprimand with the answer.  You do your job and I'll do mine.  I don't lecture you, don't lecture me.
Just make a "mean people" forum nm
KD, are you on crack - very few people make $50,000/year - sm
I make about $58,000, but I work my butt off doing it, have 18 years experience. You sound like a Sally Struthers ad when you make a comment like that! Next thing you know, you will be telling this woman that she can breastfeed her child while she is transcribing and have another one sitting on her lap!!

I do love this job, but I tell people to expect to make at least $25,000-$30,000/year.
Geez, you people make it sound like
"my family" has a bunch of incestuous perverts running around.  Give it a break!  My kids never even started it, the other kids at school did.  ALL boys think it's funny to overexaggerate when they get hit in the privates.  It's not like they're walking around playing doctor or anything.  It's the rolling around on the ground, Oh! my privates! that they think is funny.  As if your sons, brothers, or whoever is going to tell you about it anyway.  You're overthinking it and turning it into something it's not.  I did say I do not tolerate it or find it funny.  I am a darn good parent and I don't trash talk my kids' teachers either.  I've never pulled them out of classes or switched schools.  So please, spare ME the lectures and get out of your little glass houses.
You people make me laugh.Half say they sm
betrayed their families by making pretend they weren't gay, but they were MADE to have families becuase you condem them for being together. So let me see if I get this straight-don't pretend you are straight and don't be gay. What is that called? Oh yeah, SICK. If people left each other alone to be what they were born to be we wouldn't have families betrayed to begin with. Get it????? Think hard.
some people need to make themselves sound important
Obviously this person who considers MT a "profession" is in denial and has low, if any, expectations for herself.
You can't make people up this late in the game!
Defensive people make the most errors
I bet... if you are good you would be quiet, if you are a bad MT you will blast poor QA lady all day.
what do the middle people make per line?
I may be negotiating a contract directly with a radiology business, but I"ve only done independent contractor work up until now.  I'd like to enter into negotiations seeming like I know my way around the block:  what do companies (who hire transcriptionists) tend to make per line?  How would I find that out?
Who ARE these people who make this stuff up every year charge $ for it??
I could make one up every year myself.  Why do they think they are an authority.  I have never understood this, and will never buy another one.  I bought one in my life for $75.  What a waste of money to read someone's "made up rules for this year."
But really. To make this work, don't you have to intrude upon people's lives and SM

make a horrible pest of yourself? Honestly? My riding instructor, who is one of the dearest friends I've ever had, gets into these schemes. His latest was Tahitian Noni juice.

He had some remarkable results with it on a horse that was just a juvenile delinquent - she reared in crossties, acted up at shows when she wasn't in the arena, she was just a PMSing witch.

So I was impressed. I went to a meeting with him. Come to find out, they don't actually want you to buy the Noni juice - they want you to recruit other people to recruit other people. Biggest mess of flim-flam I've ever seen.


the people who really make BIG BUCKS are business owners
especially when they go into...say- window washing or something right away, instead of into debt. In general, I'm for college - plan to push my kids to get their master's right away as that seems entry level nowadays - but where I made really good money was owning my own service. Make(made) more as an MTSO than I ever will as a nurse-practitioner.
But just because people are not willing to financially help doesn't make them any less helpful th
Questions like the one quoted SHOULD make people angry.
There's a difference between needing help with something difficult, and asking a question that NOBODY who is working as an MT should have to ask. If you can't figure that word out or find the answer yourself, you shouldn't be working as an MT. Period.
I really admire people that can make that kind of money
but knowing the hours she must work, and the days she must put in (probably all week plus the weekend), that's just not for me. Money isn't everything and I'd rather make my $40,000 and have my weekends free and work my 8 hours, five days a week and be done. Again, this is just me. Now if I could make that money working normal hours, I'd be happy. (I can dream can't I?)
People are jealous, I think, so they make snide and disparaging comments.
SOMETIMES, tho, you get these same people coming back asking you how to get trained, how to find jobs like this. It's a weird situation.
It's amazing we let people operate on us who cannot put two words together to make a sentence.
don't worry about frantic people who try to make a point by calling names.
They are immediate losers when it comes down to winning any sort of valid logical argument and you can see this person is a LOSER because they did not mention any companies to support their argument and instead lashed out at you. HOW SMART IS THAT?
Yes, write some letters to the Dell people....if you make some noise you will get your refund.
and mail/fax whatever-- get their attention....don't be outright nasty but you can get pissy a little. It will work and you will get your money back.
The people proofing are human. Humans make mistakes daily.
if you live among trashy people, low income people, people w/o goals or direction,
content to just get by, you by default become a part of a group. "people" have decided to group trailer people as trash. that is because there are enough people in that group to earn the title and even if you aren't trash, you are categorized by others. did i think i was trash in lower class neighborhood surrounded by people who drank and fought all weekend? no but i knew i wasn't staying and did not try to pretend that all the fools in the neighborhood were just nice folks who ended up where they were because high horse snobs deemed their neighborhood low class. people for the most part live exactly where they belong because they don't want to educate themselves, they don't mind "trash" around them and they don't want to be bothered trying just a bit hard to extract themselves from that world. they justify everything to themselves i guess saying everyone who doesn't like their lifestyle is a snob and the comedians (Jeff Foxworthy/Chris Rock, etc) who make fun of them are just ill-informed.

As for me, I fought hard to get out and don't even want to look back. It amazes me people stay for generations.
I power nap too!
I doze for about 10-15 minutes, but usually only when I didn't get enough sleep the night before. Usually, a cup of coffee and a quick break and I'm good to go again.
power nap
Finally got the hang of it and can fall asleep pretty quickly, but now I don't get up with the alarm, cause I know it's going to stop soon, so I sleep through it, or at least wait for it to stop.  No discipline?  Suggestions?
I was over it right away...he is still in power

so you think that shrub has the power to

change Islams into Christians?  That is just not going to happen, no more than you could change me into a Muslim!  No, he needed to go after Bin Laden, a friend of the shrub family, as you may or may not remember. Do you know that he stole away a bunch of Saudi Arabians out of the US the night of 9/11 or 9/12?  His buddies.  He had to go after somebody and was not going to be Bin Laden, so he thought, and he thought right, that the religious rightwing would accept getting Saddam out of the way. Now professing to want to bring Christianity and freedom to the Muslim world.  OMG, if that is not megalomania, I don't know what is!  

girl power
high five
power of attorney
by QA mgr says im supposed to capitalize but i dont agree (so i dont, hehe)
And that's cool...more power to ya!!
And you are quite fortunate to have found what you love to do!  Take care!
Yup, real power comes

.. when you do the "right thing", even tho you want to pile all his stuff up, douse with gasoline, and throw the match!  Revenge can be sweet in the moment, whether in words or actions, but the regret lasts a looooong time, and it gives him something to throw back at you and your kids.  This way, you can be proud to hold your head up and just keep movin' on......

Car power supply.
I use a power converter that you can buy at Wal-Mart for about $35. I keep it in the car all the time.
I take a 10-minute power nap (sm)

When I find myself to the point of not being able to focus, I set my timer for 10 minutes and sleep on the couch. I usually can finish my shift, but I sometimes have to take a little nap again later. I work 5 hours during the day and my last 3 hours from 9 to midnight. Sometimes, I also step outside when it's cold. I hate being cold, so that really wakes me up. No amount of caffeine will wake me up. I am almost to the point of finding just a part-time job during the day because it is hard to be productive at night when all I want to do is crawl into bed. Good luck!

You might need a power boosted USB hub sm
That is, if the one you are using is not. I had this problem with the standard USB hub. IT fella on one of my jobs suggested a buy a USB hub that plugs in, so it has a power boost. No more problems for me. Oh and it was not pricey, I think I paid $20 with shipping and the shipping was half that amount (YIKES).
Power naps.
It's a power issue..
The power to make you miserable if they have to pay for your services. ;-)
Power Chart

Is anyone familiar with this platform? Is it compatible with MS Word and Instant Text?


They are predicting 3-5 days with no power. SM

We live 65 miles from Galveston. We shouldn't flood. If the hurricane reaches a 5, which is a good possibility, it will be about a 3 when it reaches us. We have a new roof and no big trees around us. We are cleaning out the garage to put the car in and the dogs. We are wedging the garage door and the windows. We are also putting boards up over the back patio sliding glass door. The living room is the middle of the house, but we have that patio door there. We have no inner closets or anything. It is only about a 1600 SF house. That is why I would worry about a tornadoe. We don't have any renter's insurance or flood insurance. If we stay, we could at least move stuff to higher ground if water started coming in. They freeways are already filling up, and I have to work. I wish there was some way to get my kids to their grandma in Dallas and stay here myself with my husband. They are only 4 and 6, so flying by themselves is out of the question.  I am just going to see what tomorrow brings and then go from there. If it gets to a 5 though, we are going to have to leave.

sorry - power failure - cut off my post!

Don't worry about the little things - she has good parents that are concerned about her. Just make the love, trust and open communication the priority!