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Public TV is getting to be just as bad as cable.

Posted By: TV stinks on 2005-08-11
In Reply to: We have no cable. I yanked it. sm - TV free

Good old evening family sitcoms are just smut and garbage.  We have a Netflix membership, so I fill up the queue with kids or family movies that I've researched and approved.  The kids have been watching those all summer when they feel the need to watch TV at all.

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My telephone service is VOIP, but it s through my cable service, along with my cable internet. .
We have had VOIP for about a year now and I love it. I really can't tell a difference in traditional service, except the price. One of the best calls of my life was to Bellsouth to cancel our service!
Comcast cable has ULD that goes through their cable sm
and there are no limitations. I asked them. They said that you could use the phone 24/7 and it would make no difference. The cable modem has a telephone connection and backup battery in there, all in one unit. If you lose your power, the backup battery kicks in for 12 hours I think they said. I personally was reluctant but it is clearer than Verizon regular phone service. Clear as a bell! It is $39.95 a month. If you have any cable service, you might want to check and see if they have this. This is VOiP protocol but I just have never seen anything that was as clear as theirs.

If Comcast has this, it is my guess that the other cable internet services either have it or will have it in the future. This is fairly new with Comcast.
OMG - now THAT is something the public - nm
does not know.

I mentioned to my personal physician that transcription was being sent to India. He was surprised and concerned that this was happening.

Maybe we just need to educate the docs who mostly just dictate and don't know where it goes.

MQ is a public company
under plenty of scrutiny right now. Are you saying they would tell a select group of employees before making the info available to shareholders? That is a violation of SEC rules. Your story is not credible. Unless your source is on the BOD, they know nothing.
No, public school in the U.S.
They had a MENSA group at the school, and we even got to CLEP college coursework.
Yes, but those pay more than public schoolteachers.
Our local college easily pays adjunct faculty twice ($30 hour) what public schoolteachers make.
When you are working with the public (sm)

there are always people who are sarcastic.  Yes, sarcastic will be among us, just like the poor.

By the way, what is your point besides needing to lash out at someone today?

I think in most USA public schools....nm
Maybe in public VIEW! lol
Article I read said it was Barbara who decided to suggest firing Star because Rosie had said the only way she would join the View was if there was no Star! That and she was annoyed by her antics over the past year. So, yeah, real class that Babs! Maybe she's been hanging out with white-trash-with-money-Rosie a little too much? Maybe next they'll ask Britney Spears to join the show. LOL!
informing the public

That's why I want my friend mentioned in my above post to go to the TV stations about this and expose it if it is not resolved -- NOT the particular MT in question, but the working conditions that make this kind of mistake possible.  This hospital is HUGE, one of the most well-known in the country.  I want TV there. 


You mean you would actually do MT-ing in a public place?
If your at-home cable goes down.....dear Lord, I pray you never type my medical records in a public place. Geez Louise, how could you not know this is wrong???
Public record


These 2 companies were just awarded all of VISN 7. Not sure exactly where the split is. Look on VA website for hospitals make up VISN 7.
The way people appear in public anymore--
Reminds me of a T shirt I saw that read-- Too many freaks, not enough circuses. I think slippers are the least of your worry. I think people should at least be covered up and not letting everything hang out for public display. If they want to look like that at home, but not in public.
I don't really think a public website is the place
to be asking such a personal question...and if I were the people in question I don't believe I would want my last name on a public website either but that is just me...a little tact might have been nice...
I think I could handle it, I worked in the public
for 25+ years and it didn't scar me. I also worked as a nurse in a nursing home. If that doesn't scar you nothing will. I enjoy working at home, I just don't enjoy the fact that a lot of the dictators are inconsiderate and rude. If they had to listen to themselves, I think it would embarass them to hear how riduculous they sound.
Not enough money for me to sing in public!!
But, my 3 sons all do this all the time. The youngest sounds like Johnny Cash, and actually is requested to sing his songs a lot (even in the yuppie bars). My nieces (did I spell that right?? That word always evades me) all sing karaoke too.

I've heard some great singers in karaoke, and some bad ones. Frankly, I admire their nerve to stand up and perform. I have horrid stage fright (and yes, I can carry a tune).
I think she should meet him in public place..nm
I am using public and private schools
My two youngest are in the local public elementary school, and I've had no problems with it. In fact, it's a terrific school, but I have a feeling it's probably much better than the average public school.

My eldest, who's in high school, goes to a private creative arts boarding school because I feel the local public high school doesn't give the kids enough one-on-one attention and doesn't offer as many educational opportunities as my son's school. Also, he is big into music and drama, and our local school has a weak creative arts department.
at home - harder job than public
True, I make more money, but the anxiety is killer. I work harder now than I ever did in a public position. Yes, I am here for my children when they get home from school, but I could not imagine trying to do my job with a baby. Also, as others will probably agree, the money in this field is not what it used to be. Good luck.
I saw a great show on public TV the other day with (sm)
Suze Orman about women & their money. One thing she couldn't emphasize enough (and which I totally agree, even if I don't always agree with her), is, "Ladies, you are NOT ON SALE." Selling ourselves short is the biggest mistake most of us (women) make in our lives. Anyone who accepts less pay tomorrow for work done just as competently as yesterday is putting themselves and their services ON SALE. Don't accept this back-stabbing offer. Find something else - this company obviously has only its own profits at heart, and could care less about its workers, the quality of its product, or the future of MT in general.
This is one of the things public assistance is for. nm
But it wasn't in public, Barry (sm)
it was in private, between two consenting adults. And as far as religion becoming an integral part of every aspect of life, actually it is just the opposite - it is less a part of everday life than it ever has been. And then two people prayin privacy and you have an issue with it. Who is infringing on whose rights??
Yes, you can Transcribe Privately in public
1) Use your own USB wireless access card, NOT the public WiFi. They cost between $40 and $60 per month and are available from Cricket, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, USCellular, Alltel, etc. If you can get a cell phone signal, you can transcribe. I've transcribed in my car parked at a Pilot station before. When the battery ran low, I plugged it in to my cigarette lighter adapter and kept typing. (I did have to turn the car on while recharging).

2) Invest in GOOD headphones that keep your dictation IN and external noises OUT.

3) Buy a 3M privacy screen for your laptop screen. Once installed (it's a cling-on thing) NOBODY can see your screen EXCEPT YOU.

People work on laptops in public ALL the time, and nobody cares. If you have a privacy filter on your laptop screen, nobody needs to know that you're working on confidential information but you!
To all wondering about working in public
re: ...working in public, pdf link
okay so I read the document. there are plenty of places that have security measures like this. i just left a university that had this sort of regulation in place with student's information.

No big deal as far as I can see, I would rather work for a company that had some accountable software for protecting the patient's stuff on my computer. Keeps me out of trouble.
MQ chose the public forum for us to ask questions.

Do you have any better idea?

They offered a job.  They are not producing the goods.  They don't return phone calls and they don't have any policy manuals for employees or contractors.

There is no other way to ask the question.  They brought us to this place through their misrepresentation of facts.  The fact is they offered work.  So why shouldn't they be looked at for unethical work practices?  I was looking for a job, they offered one.  It's not my responsibility now to go look for another job.  They need to reply as to why there is no work.

Questions like this should be taken up with your supervisor instead of a public forum. sm
I'm sure your supervisor could answer any questions you have. 
Our medical information is public domain?
thats nuts. I dont even know how you come to that conclusion.

Ask your physician next time if his medical information is public domain and see what he says.
Might be public forum but you don't need to insult people
in "just kidding" or not. Now drop the subject. I accepted your apology, now move on. I will not argue the point with you. It is fruitless.
We are going to public in the Fall after 3 years at private - sm
I would have liked to go another year or 2 at the private but the cost is outrageous (over $6K a child and I have 2), plus they beat another $1K out of you over the course of the year for trips, teacher gifts, fundraisers, etc. Next year my monthy cost would have been over what we pay for the mortgage (and that is not counting the bus fee ($275 with the bus stop 6 miles away), student fees, and some other fee the stick in there). I do like the school but the headmaster (new as of 2 years ago) is dragging the school down and out right lies, so between him and the escalating cost we are putting our 2 in public next year. Our local school has a very good rep though and classes are only 1 or 2 students larger than what mine were in anyway. I checked them out before registering them there. My DH is not happy about it but he is coming around finally. But if they hate it (which I doubt) I will begrudingly put them back in the private school the following year (as long as the tuition doesn't jump up another $400....headmaster is already talking increases for the following year if enrollment keeps dropping....ya think the high cost has anything to do with it??? That and that fact that 6 teachers/aides quit at the end of the school year (big shock), the school is only K-8 (and preschool).
This is 100% true - they get bonuses for selling the public
useless items that they don't really need.
Truly sad when couples air their dirty laundry in public

Please, think of the children! 

I would feel sorry for Sh*ri except she is such an obvious whackjob who truly deserves whatever is coming her way.  Baby, you know the old saying:  What goes around, comes around.  Obviously it's coming around back to you in spades!

ALL free public boards are alike...
It's Free & it's public so just bear with it. Nobody pushed you to come here and read all that stuff. Just visit the sites you like.

But I know you can't stay away like me, MTStars boards are highly addictive !!!

making the public aware of outsourcing
What if we all wrote to our local newspapers (letter to the editor) and let them know about this practice?  If people inquired of their physicians after reading the letter and found out their medical records are available outside of the country, maybe they might help in the fight by putting some pressure on the docs.  Just a thought.
Spheris made it public months back that they were going to try and buy them.
They said it in a news release and they were serious. It is my guess that this is a true rumor and if it is then you can expect it to come to a head in about 2-3 weeks. Just be watching
they did use public transportation though as part of the evacuation but housed those sm
who boarded in the superdome rather than outside of New Orleans. of course, there were those thousands who chose not to even do that.
You're an idiot. You asked for help on a public forum
then get angry over the responses? OMG, do you even have a life? LOL

I think MTs must have higher IQs than general public? You feel like posting your IQ if you know it?
Just a theory I have. 
Doesn't that drive you crazy when you see typos in public? LOL
You need to lighten up. This is a public forum. Take the good, leave the bad.
Those credentials for teachers in public school are NOT the norm...
At my daughter's school when she was in 3rd grade she showed me her final spelling test.  The list contained the words:  You, me, and two, among other similar ones.  My daughter was in the gifted program, and those were her final spelling words in preparation for 4th grade!!  We do NOT have public school teachers with PhD degrees in anything.  They're lucky they have a Bachelor's.  I have a Bachelor's and consider myself quite capable of teaching.  Believe me - all schools are NOT created equal.
It is illegal for public/state hospitals to deny
Public board, she can post her opinion. Illegal
Right, but I'm not even seeing any fine print available for viewing by the general public. Not a
American Public is who needs to be informed, not those perpetuating the offshoring!

I don't think it's whether the higher-ups at medical facilities know or care that's important. Frankly, we see it every day that senators don't pay taxes or sell public off seats, etc. So why would hospital administrators, congressmen, or anyone else who has been actively involved in sending records overseas or even allowing this to happen, even care!?

You know who would care? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! The people whose SSNs, addresses, etc., is floating around India! People think their information is safe by the HIPPA laws, but they don't have a clue that their most private information is less safe than ever. You all are arguing over whether medical personnel know that their information is going overseas, and I think you are wasting precious energy focusing on the wrong problem.

If people stood up and put their money where their mouth is, not going to doctors or facilities who sent information overseas, THAT would make a difference! I can't believe that I keep hearing President Obama talking about creating new jobs, when he's clearly not interested in keeping jobs here or moving jobs back that have been taken away. I'm sorry..but is he seriously suggesting that out of work MTs work rebuildiing our nation's highway system? To me, it's just another way to cover up the real hard facts of how companies are shipping overseas and building other counties' economies while attempting to look like he's giving American something new and fantastic (new jobs).

When I see buildings being built in my area by non-union trades, the union can band together and picket or at least put up a sign to let people know that it's a nonunion building. But us MTs seem to be so scattered and individual, it feels hard to band together. I think if we can just be cohesive, really get our thoughts together and target this thing, we can make a difference!

***Sorry if this is rambly and not grammatically correct. I was a little hot and bothered here!   Thanks for letting me vent.

Hi Neighbor - middle-TN -- AND all the public pools close except for weekends.
we are on year-round scheduling 9 weeks on, 2 weeks off and just off June and July.
that should be, public, free TV will be gone...wheels in motion starting 2006...(nm)
Also, this is a public forum not an actual report I am sending to a client...
so give me a break...shows nothing about how qualified I am...You wouldn't know what qualified is since you are not qualified yourself...
Never eat it. Hate food on my face and stuck in my teeth, esp. in public! Gross either way. nm
No social life. I now have a fear going out in public! Working from home for 8 years now will do t