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Soft Script just called me out of the blue looking for recruits...

Posted By: i_am_mtheaded on 2008-12-05
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I must have inquired about a position well over a year ago, and thank goodness it did not work out based on the archives.  But, with no warning, no provocation, they called asking if I or anyone I knew needed an MT job.  Hmmm, weird huh?

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Your best bet is your local Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield company, depending on where you live

Here in Idaho, we have both companies but a lot of other states have BC/BS combined. Our family has a policy through Regence Blue Shield that is $196 for my husband and three kids. It has a $25 office copay and it is a limited policy, which is 12 office visits a year and lab up to $300. It works great for us because we never got to the doctor, yet we have it if we need it.

I have an individual policy for major medical, $35 office copay, with our local Blue Cross and it is $59 a month for me and it has prescription coverage too. Not a bad deal. I think they are your best bet for decent coverage at a good price.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Mutual of Omaha - Which company pays off claims the best w/o hassle?
Light blue background, with bold blue text.
How soft is the touch, is it a muffled sound (microsoft used to make a very soft touch keyboard.
You can't buy it anymore and I hate the clacky ones. I think a really soft one sounds muffled when you hit the key. Thanks
The so-called "reality show" is the lowest form of so-called entertainment in recent years
I hate them. They've ruined TV.
Some of the type that fit into your ears are really soft and squishy and pretty comfortable. I use some of those with good success. They had a bigger end that would rest outside the ear, but I got rid of that by cutting them in half (horizontally). Only about 1/3 of an inch is left.

Even amongst that type of plugs, some are squishier than others. You might have to try a couple to find ones you like.

They can get kind of grubby looking, but I just wash them with soap and water and give them a day or so to dry. Usually at least a few pair come in a package.

P.S. You could resort to the ole broomstick on the ceiling message. : )
Soft Script
You know I have only been with Soft Script for about a month and I am really beginning to wonder why they will not explain line counts and how they come up with them one day their website shows 138 lines for me and my line counter program shows 245 what is up with this?  Anyone else out there feel the same?  Or you ask a question and the The BIG HEAD WOMAN rips your face off. 
Soft Script
When I first started 4 months ago with SS I thought it was great but now I am seeing the light shed on some of what people are talking about on this message board.  I wish I had been a little more patient and research this company before accepting their offer, I may have missed out on a good job opportunity as I turned down another offer and went with SoftScript but I guess I will never know.  If nothing else my experience with them has been a lessen well learned.  PLEASE, look at the numbers, compare the number of people on this board that oppose to those that agree with SoftScript and it will tell you the real truth, the numbers do not lie and as far as the line counts go let me add this....I work for two companies.  A small company  I have been employed with for the past 7 years and SoftScript  I have been employed with for the past 4 months.  On the same day with the small company for approximately 4 hours work I transcribed 61 reports with 1200 lines very easily with minimal effort, with SoftScript (now remember this is on the same day) for approximately 8 hours,  working as hard as I could I transcribed over 100 reports with under 900 lines.  This tells me something is definitely wrong with the line counting.  Needless to say I am turning in my notice to SoftScript and seeking new employment.
Soft belly (sm)
What I'm saying is the doc feels around for position sometimes and that's probably why he said soft. Contractions make it hard, oh, and also huge babies, like mine. Ouch!!
Soft abdomen
On abd. exam, they're checking the actual abdomen, not the uterus and whether it's contracting or not.

As in a non-gravid exam, the abdomen can be soft, rigid, with guarding, rebound, etc. They're looking for the abdominal signs, not the uterine signs.

So - your abdomen can be soft, and you could be in the middle of a whopper contraction!
Soft Script
Could you folks talk about Soft Script, good or not so good, as best you can.  Thanks in advance.
soft talkers
Not meaning to be sexist, but the soft talkers are usually women, sometimes almost whispering like they are trying to be extra confidential or something.  I can max out my volume but still strain to hear them.
See the blue bar
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Blue ?

 HELP.  Has anybody heard of, or used a transcription platform called "Blue".....  (something...don't know what...).   I heard  somewhere(?) about this  "Blue..." system and apparently it's supposed to be super ?!!   Anybody have a clue?  .   TY in advance. 

Yes, I have the blue W and
I have typed a few reports using these steps and it does report, and no one is complaining about format so I guess it works.  Thanks a bunch for your help.
Stay away from Soft Script...sm
I won't go into details, but if you do a search on this forum, you will find plenty of reasons and they are all true.
Hand-Eze and/or Soft Flex...probably

Soft Script and Accustat

I am busting my hump trying to learn SS (I am a newbie with some experience but under a year) and I also am an IC for Accustat, now I have to really work for hours on end to try to get a line count for SS and on my Accustat its a nice account where I can have a line count with normal speed and hardly any ESL's

So basically here is my problem should I keep working for SS ( i have had no problems with pay, of course I don't make much of a line count) or should I just do my Accustat account and quit SS

Did I forget to mention I also have a day job....lol (My hope is to just MT and make some money someday) 

SS takes out taxes and IC does not so I going to just go with SS but reading all of these posts makes me think just do my IC job for awhile and stop working three jobs busting my but




Get a soft neck collar and try
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Neck pain is horrible. Good luck
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Because real estate is so soft right now, there are
a lot of home for sale and it's difficult to sell.  I would not recommend selling by owner or going through a by owner agent.  If the market was hot like it was before it wouldn't be a problem, but right now you need a bulldog real estate agent to represent you.  As well, you'll probably want to consider offering some incentive to any third party agents.  That's what I had to do.  There are so many brand new housing developments out there and the incentives that are being offered are crazy.  I had to be competitive because my house was not brand new, but had a ticket price that was about the same as a brand new house.  I did sell, but I took about $15,000.00 less than what I had hoped for.  The good news for me is that I don't have dual house payments anymore.  Good luck!
Soft Flex forsure
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Soft-Flex gloves
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It's not muffled soft, but clicky-ish; however...
it still has a somewhat light touch, and my wrists aren't in pain anymore, which was a big thing with me.
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My carpeting is pink, not rose, but pink.  Apparently the previous owners to the person we bought our house from also had a pink stove and pink refrigerator with horrid looking kitchen wallpaper with big pink roses on it.

If that's not bad enough my bathroom is purple.  Lilacs on the wallpaper, purple tub, flush and sink. My daughter used to call it the "Barney bathroom."

Great neighborhood though.

blue smiley
what do the sad looking blue smiley faces mean beside some of the threads? 
The blue lines don't mean anything on the (sm)
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Did you try right clicking on the blue bar?
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does anyone else have a problem with Soft Scripts dictators....

I can't get anywhere on a line count, I cannot understand what they say

Are all MT jobs like this !!!!!!!!!!!

Great news for Soft Script
There are a few of us going to the labor board in reference to Soft Script and their stealing of lines.  So far, we have a good case per the labor board.  Anyone and everyone that is interested in possibly getting their back wages, contact your local labor board and help us get what we have earned.
2 jobs Accustat and Soft Script
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One of my daughter's soft stuffed animals....
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I smell something worse than New Orleans coming from NJ.

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The audience would be the blue states,

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blue screen of death

I'm not sure if he went back to myspace a second time, I'll have to ask him.  Thanks for all the help.  I got it at Best Buy so I think I'll take it back there and see what they have to say also. I just don't want him away at college and have the darn thing crashing all the time.  It's not like you can just keep buying new ones at that price!

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I second that, Wild Blue works well (sm)
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I donít think he would just out of the blue suggest the medicine
Probably you made mention of having had the cervical cancer and that is where the dialogue started, right? As far as the x-ray, think that is being overplayed with that and fertility. Loads of children, females included, have x-rays when younger and do not lose their ability to have children. You sound like you are stressed out, mentioning this and that, xrays, miscarriages, sterility, etc., etc.
Possibly Wild Blue?....sm
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Soft Script is a real piece of work
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Soft tissue work with chiropractic care
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