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Rip-off, oldest trick in the book - pyramid scheme

Posted By: nm on 2006-01-10
In Reply to: help please, re Amway related business - sm


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I took a look, but it has all the earmarks of a pyramid scheme, - sm
what with all the 'levels' and such. Sort of like lots of the get-rich-quick infomercials on TV, where you don't get rich actually selling the PRODUCT, but supposedly by selling a product-selling franchise to others. Eventually it spread out too far, and implodes upon itself.

So, be very, very careful, and I'd advise beefing up your Spyware and running it DAILY, possibly even more, just to be safe.
There are many pyramid schemes out now, watch
No they don't. Pyramid schemes started back in the
A few unscrupulous people at the top of the pyramids got rich fast, at the expense of all those under them who lost their shirts.
the grand scheme of things...
equals all things added up.. MT is definitely part of that

AND i think specifically with the new administration putting so much emphasis on health care, this should be HUGE! wouldn't you think?
Obviously to get out of paying MTs for something in the whole scheme of things or to cut back on QA
personnel or all of the above.
Agree completely.....money making scheme....
How old was your oldest patient? sm
Doesn't matter if it is someone you took care of or someone you typed a report about. I just did a report on a 103-year-old man and once while working as a aide, had a 104-year-old male patient. Cute as a button and sharp as a tack. Also had a 101-year-old lady at the nursing home. 
oldest "mother"
I had a woman who was 57 who was having back pain - she was also 8 months pregnant. Oldest patient - 102 man.
actually, motherhood is the oldest profession..

I had the same problem with my oldest - a little sister took care of that!
Coffee is a stimulant. My oldest was diagnosed with

severe ADHD.  Meds didn't work and made his heart race to the point that he was very uncomfortable.   He is now 16 and learned coping skills, but he has been off meds since he was 8.   I always tells parents of newly diagnosed children to try giving their child coffee or Mountain Dew on a weekend when they have nothing else going on.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it makes the kids bouncing balls, which is why you don't want to have any other plans that day.  

The drugs are so bad if you can come up with an alternative it would be so much better.  The nurse at our doctor's office told me to take a pill one time to see what my child was experiencing and it was not pleasant.




I thought being a hooker WAS "the oldest profession."

What a great post! I have 3 kids and my oldest just started college ...

I miss him like crazy even though he comes home every weekend with his laundry!   He is also a drummer in a band and for some reason, their new drum set is at my house.  But, I realize that soon enough my house will stay clean and the noise (i.e. - drums, guitars, laughing, fighting - not sure I'll miss the fighting!) will quiet, so I try to enjoy it all as much as possible.  (excuse me while I go have a quick cry and then get back to work! 

Happy New Year, everyone!

My oldest brother is a genius at above 140 - was in Scott's Hi-Q in high school - sm
and my other brother is very smart....don't know what his IQ is but he designs computer systems for large corporations, building control systems, bridges, etc. So he's pretty sharp, and my dad worked a chemical engineer with a Master's degree. My mom was a secretary but could type 100 wpm....wish I had gotten her typing speed, at best I am 60 wpm.
I lived in SC when my oldest was a baby. At 9 months old they wanted me to sign a form giving them
I do believe that a parent spanking their child is okay, but not a daycare provider and definitely not a baby! I was shocked that they asked me to sign a release allowing them to spank my 9-month-old son. I didn't even swat my son's behind or back of his hand until he was about 18 months old...there was no way in heck I was going to allow someone who didn't love him to do it.
Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
Just make a note in your book and go on. Every book I read you can find an error
or 2. Nobody is perfect. Lucky you only paid $60. New it is $80 or more.
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
There is a trick

I did a concrete patio painted a couple of years back.  We etched it first, which I think is supposed to be an important part of keeping the paint from peeling.  After applying the concrete paint (which was bought at Lowe's), we waited the required time and put a sealer on it.  So far, no problems.  

Just an idea you might like -- we took all different shapes of leaves and did some concrete paint on them in a contrasting color and pressed them down around the edges to "pretty" it up a bit.  We get tons of compliments!

a little trick
The > points right - more right-handers. The < points left - less left-handers.
what's the trick?

Could you please share with us or e-mail me what the trick is??? I'm having the same problem and it's driving me nuts!!!


Is this a trick everyone knows but me?
Maybe it's got to do with the way my pools were set up at past places, but I never got to see the entire body of work to pick what I wanted. At my current place, I get 2 jobs at a time that are automatically routed to me, I assume by computer. Once again, I have no look at what is out there. Theoretically, I guess I could return a job to the pool and take the chance that I'll get something better, but there is also the chance that I'll get something worse and that my repeated rejection of jobs while come to the attention of someone, bring their wrath down on me. I can spot sneaky a mile away, but I apparently never mastered the art of executing it.
Trick or treat
Since we have a Doberman, I doubt it will be a problem.
good trick

Thanks for the tip!!  This is off the subject but I have seen other posts like from Mimi that end with "nm", what does that mean?  Thanks

This is a neat trick, if you don't already use it...sm
I'm sure many of you have heard of this already, but for those who haven't...it sure helps me when I'm typing AND reading back over my work.  You can hold down the control key and turn the roller wheel up a notch on your mouse to enlarge the print on your screen.  Then just hit control and scroll it back down to make it smaller again.  This has made it "easy on the eyes" for me.  Hope someone can benefit from this as I have!
The trick for cc: in AutoCorrect is to use a ; or /
in front of cc in the replace box so Word will back up and change the cap to lowercase. It's a lot faster than AutoText.

;c expands to cc:

Can someone help with an internet trick...

If I was looking on the internet at something and saw an address to respond to, I could click on the email address and it would pop open a box in my yahoo and put the address right in the "compose" a message part of my yahoo mail.

A couple of days ago, this feature stopped working, and now I am cutting and pasting the email addresses off of the internet and pasting them into my yahoo mail. 

Does anyone know how to get this feature back.



Get a Hiney Buster! That will do the trick! nm
That probably would do the trick. After I hit "post message," sm
that thought struck me. I'll try it. Thanks!
Turning the control off did the trick. sm

I don't even need the convertor now.  The plug-in downloaded and my GP plays the dvf files just fine.  Wow!!!  I can't thank you enough. 

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!

Hey, cool trick for log keeping. Can you tell us how you do it? :) nm
another trick of the trade for soundalikes
that's a good idea; but to avoid extra Keystrokes and loss of productivity by deleting the glossary def entry you could also make *mental associations* for soundalikes, e.g. dysphaGia pertains to the Gut vs. dysphaSia pertains to Speech; ILlicit is ILlegal vs. Elicit Evokes; ilEum pertains to Eating vs. ilIum pertains to sItting... well, you get the idea! =)
An accent trick that helps me...
After spending way too long trying to figure out an allergy one night that was pronounced as s/l fee-oh-REE-nul and which turned out to be Fiorinal, I started double-checking and realized that East Asian (India, Pakistan, etc.) and Arabic language dictators will often incorrectly accent the 3rd syllable if the word happens to naturally be accented on the 2nd syllable.

So when I have a problem with a word that's accented on the 3rd syllable, I'll re-emphasize it in my head, changing to hitting it hard on the 2nd, and that will often help. Or just playing around with emphasizing different syllables from how they're doing it. Now if I could only find a way to mentally blank out the 'trilling' (arrgh).
Chris is a boring one-trick pony. (nt)

Daisy Dukes and a plunging top ought to do the trick!
My trick for stopping expansions from expanding....SM
This might not work for you but I find it quicker to add it in my shortcuts. I simply add the last letter on it again when I don't want it to expand. For example, BP = blood pressure but BPP = blood pressure. COPD = chronic.... but COPDD = COPD. That's a lot faster for me than to do all those other steps. Just thought I would throw that out there in case it might work for someone else too.
A product called *Oops* might do the trick
It can be found at places like Sherwin Williams Paint. It seemed to get up all kinds of stuff when we built our house. Good luck!
Quick Look Drug Book (book & CD/ROM)..sm..

Does anyone use both.  I'm definitely getting the CD/ROM and am debating about buying both.  I don't see any reason to have both but there could be something I don't know. 

I noticed CD/ROMs are on backorder but they're selling downloadable versions.  I can handle that.

I do the same thing for set my timer for 20 minutes, that 1 nap does the trick usually for the rest
of my day (if I happen to be working during the day). If I start nodding off late at night, I just go to bed and get up early if need be to finish up.
Quick and easy last minute cleaning trick
Clean those vent covers from heaters, etc. the easy way.  Put an old towel on the floor or beneath the vent to catch drips.  Put hot water and your favorite cleaner (I use Fantastic because it really cuts the grease and grime fast) in a small bowl or pan.  Take a medium to large paint brush and brush the cleaning solution over the slats in the ventilator covers.  I do a quick brush over the whole thing first, then go back and start at top and work down.  It will remove all the grime and gunk.    Blot with a towel (real or paper).  You do not need to remove the vent cover to do this.  No need to rinse unless you use soapy solution. 
No trick, and you will be cut off and they will make you pay up to 21 cents per minute retroactive
If you aren't physically talking with another human being, they consider you in violation of the agreement and they will come after you.  It happened to me.
Yeah, powdered milk supposedly does the trick - nm
Trick for keeping ants off picnic tables
I know you're asking about anywhere but when we would have picnics, we would use old tuna or catfood cans and wipe them all over, inside and out, with vegetable oil or mineral oil and then set the legs of the table in them. The ants couldn't climb the slippery outsides of the cans to get onto the table. It really worked.

You might try looking up the types of birds and beatles that eat ants and keeping a few natural predators around the flowerbeds.
I remember when I learned the keyboard-in-lap trick from a new graduate . . .
I was horrified to watch this 20 year in a reclining chair with the keyboard in her lap. I learned old school, of course: Sit up straight, elbows at side, blah blah. Well, it was immediate relief when I plopped that thing in my lap.

BTW, I never did get my invention off the ground - it was going to be a transcriber recliner, especially helpful for those with circulation problems. I wanted to retrofit a recliner so that the foot pedal could fit onto the footrest. Of course, being able to see the monitor might be an issue now that I wear bifocals!
It's a one-trick pony that requires us to sit on our butts on auto-pilot all day
Yeah, we do need to know terminology and how to use a computer to locate information, but every job has specifics that are required. How extensive is the knowledge we need if you think about it? We do the same thing every day, every month, every year like a hamster running in a wheel to nowhere.
Mine are so bad I get Kenalog injections throughout allergy season. Really does the trick for your e
The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Medical Word Book by Sloan, Surgical Word Book by sm
Tessier, Dorland's dictionary, BOS, and my very fave I think is now out of print but called Spellright by Rice.
That would be a lab value, so I'd use a lab book. sm
I realize you're doing practice tapes so you're not going to have all the reference books. I personally rely on the internet as little as possible because there's a lot of false info out there....just because it's on the internet doesn't mean it's true! It's really impossible to do this job without your own set of reference books....MANY of them.  For what you're doing today there is no one site that will answer all of your word questions.
Some of the websites are good, but the Stedman's book is the best.
Got that book
that's a big scam too. Don't waste your time or money.If you really want to see it, email me and I would be glad to share it. Sorry about the extra money thing...I have no ideas either but i would be interested in finding out more myself if anyones knows!