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Sorry, that didn't make sense! I mean

Posted By: Kat on 2005-11-24
In Reply to: GOT IT!!!! -year-old works and just type 15- space yo - Kat

I put yo in the abreviated and replace with year-old. So then when I type 15-yo, it replaces yo with year-old and is perfect!

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What didn't make sense to me is the first
woman was shaking in fear, yet this bomb is supposed to be so delicate that anything will set it off. You see her arm shaking. Then she pulls her hand out, and what? the other woman happened to put her hand in there and is now clasping the bomb! and shaking.

I didn't last til the end. It just disgusted me too much. Kudos to you for hanging in there. It's good when you've got a show you really like and look forward to every week, so if that's yours, more power to ya! :)
No offense, but your post didn't make any sense whatsoever.
Maybe you didn't explain it right, but I read and re-read and don't understand a thing you just said.
You spending 3K in gasoline to make 4K plus all that time on the road?That doesn't make sense Pat

Thanks..that makes sense. Why didn't I think of that? nm
It all makes sense now. Why didn't you all just say that you own your accounts instead of...
giving us the impression in your posts that you had found the Holy Grail of MTSOs? LOL I truly meant that in a light-hearted way so please don't take it the wrong way. Seriously, if an MT is making 17 cpl on an account that he/she is actually "managing" as well as transcribing for, then heck no 17 cpl isn't near enough! When I was at the Q 10 years ago before all the broo-ha-ha, I was told by someone in-office that they were charging my account 23 cpl and paying me a lousy 7.5 cpl.

I don't think I'd want the headache. It's A LOT of work so kudos to you all willing to work hard so hard! At least we all know you won't be outsourcing!
Make sense

She didn't send her daughter off anywhere.  The girl was 18 right???  She is an adult and can go wherever she wants at that age.  What could her mother do?  And how do YOU know if you would shoot your mouth off or not if YOUR child was killed and taken from you?  How do you know what  you would do? 

She will never see her daughter again.  Hello, of course she is handling it badly.  GEEZ.  HELLO??????

LOL you make sense (sm)
I was just needing to vent so much, and almost gave a little more specifics which would have given it away what happened was very recent.
You make no sense to me. (sm)
Here is a professional discussing a problem with our profession ... and it is a problem. Not only don't you want to talk about it, but you seem offended that anybody else does?

It seems like you are confessing to be somebody who has a lot of feedback from QA, and it makes you mad, and they should stop because you don't care. Are we supposed to think you are smart and wonderful, and we should drop the conversation because you don't like it?
that would seem to make sense
Because you are now having to pay your own taxes. My husband and I figure 30% could go to taxes.
That does not make sense
if your salary slashed, what does that have to do with retaining quality blah, blah, blah. Not retaining, did they let everyone go, is that how the pay slashed?
right, that's bad and it does not make any sense!...nm
That did not make any sense..what are you talking about?
Your emails don't make sense
Not trying to be rude, but that does not make any sense to me. sm

If you are fast, the company would probably much rather pay you by the hour than the line.  About 7-8 years ago, I was making $16/hour and killing myself.  Now that I am paid by the line, I average $34/hour or so. 

This doesn't even make sense - sm
Why are you getting these reports? Were you told or asked to do this? I don't get this at all, especially since you aren't QA.
What doesn't make sense? ..sm

From what the OP said, she wouldnít have even known about the call if her husband hadnít shared the information. Why would he create suspicion where there is none?

The only thing the OPís husband did was answer his phone and tell his wife about the conversation. How many times a day do you answer a phone? How many times do you mention a call in conversation? He may have only mentioned it because he was amused by his friendís childish ways. If the OPís husband doesnít want his friend using him as an answering service, then he needs to discuss that with his friend. It is between the two men.

What did the woman who called do wrong? She was given a number to reach someone at, and she called the number. If someone gives you a number to call, you assume it is okay to call that number. She may have even had a legitimate reason to get in touch with the guy.

Calling the friendís wife would only humiliate and embarrass her. If her husband is a cheat, and there is no proof that he is, she knows. When she is ready to accept that information and handle it in her own way, sheíll do that. It is also possible that her husband isnít cheating or that she doesnít care if heís cheating.

This situation has obviously caused tension for the OP. Maybe this is bothering her so much because she already has suspicions, if so, she needs to figure out if her suspicions are valid or if it is how own insecurities. She should then discuss her feelings with her husband calmly and rationally; freaking out or getting loud doesnít make anyone hear you any better, in fact, the opposite is true. Just because someone elseís husband is a skank doesnít mean her husband is a skank. It isnít fair to convict this man of anything other than answering his phone and having a friend with poor judgement.

What? That doesn't make sense. sm
How would the house be worth less than she paid in legal fees to keep it in the divorce? Even if she paid $20,000 in attorney fees, she still came out the winner. These houses look beautiful, and it sounds as though she enjoys hers very much. Did you actually look at the photos, and read her description? You said you didn't think she's be able to give it away much less sell it, and that statement is just crazy.
this does not make sense to me as the IRS site clearly says
If you do not pay enough through withholding or estimated tax payments, you may be charged a penalty.  If you do not pay enough by the due date of each payment period you may be charged a penalty even if you are due a refund when you file your tax return. 

You must pay estimated tax for 2006 if both of the following apply.

  1. You expect to owe at least $1000 in tax for 2006 after subtracting your withholding and credits.

  2. You expect your withholding and credits to be less than the smaller of;

    • 90% of the tax to be shown on your 2006 tax return, or

    • 100% of the tax shown on your 2005 tax return.  Your 2005 tax return must cover all 12 months.

  3. So according to their own site, the only way you can pay yearly is if your husband has enough extra withheld that it equals what you paid in tax last year. Or you owe less than $1000...

Wouldn't it make sense to just ask QA
to explain their decision to you? In my experience, every single time an MT has a hissy fit over something, it was their mistake all along. How can you just assume QA is wrong? If you write and ask politely, you will have all the proof you need either way - if you were right, you have proof of your challenge of it, and if you are wrong, you may learn something new!  And you must not have even contacted QA, as otherwise you wouldn't have to ask your question at all!
Wouldn't make sense to me.
You'd have to go to school and try to learn a gazillion things that you perhaps aren't able to focus on because you have a cool new baby. So spend 9 months and $4000 on the education ... you might as well have just stayed home and enjoyed your baby and saved the child care, right?
That doesn't make any sense then
I can't believe the trees would make any difference beaming to a satellite especially if you are able to get Dish Network.
doesn't make any sense--sm
explain "in the year you reach full retirement.." and "until the month you reach full retirement." very confusing.

it doesn't make sense (sm)
Do you really think Stedman's is going to make everything available for free?

This person has posted this link at least twice - who knows what it might be putting on your computer.

I haven't clicked the link and don't intend to. It can't be a legit link.
That doesn't even make sense. You don't
think newbies do MT? What? Well then what do you call all the newbies out of MT school who get jobs?
I don't know what you are talking about. Try again tomorrow when you might make sense.
"edit my reports with eyes closed"? what has that got to do with anything?
I'm not sure which is right, but either way, seems like it doesn't make sense to rebuild
Yeah, you make a lot of sense! Stupid.
Yeah, we are immature. I find it funny that you think people who enjoy their jobs are immature and have multiple personality disorders. So wake up ugly and go find a shrink.
Your comment doesn't make sense.
Maybe you're not talking about the same India/Indians, but what ytou said doesn't make sense. If they outsource most of their work to India, how do they "not" pay Indians? Explain, please.
Wouldn't it make more sense for the company
to hire someone for that shift, and that person could be a "stat" person in addition to typing a regular account?  Nah, I guess that would be just too simple!
U make no sense. If paid per correction, why
This message doesn't make a lot of sense.
If you owe $$ to the state, that has nothing to do with how fast you tax return will be done. You pay when you file, simple enough. If you want to pay and then file, then write the check today and stick it in the mail. Since you don't say what state you live in, I'll assume that your 2007 quarterly tax deadline is the same as everyone else's--1/15/08. If you have no idea, then the last place to be asking for advice on this matter is this board. Go to your state's website and check their revenue page.
Your post doesnt make much sense. Were you
no offense, but that really doesn't make any sense
6/cpl is 6/cpl and that's 3 cents less per line than 9/cpl.
This part of your posting does not make any sense...sm
You say:

'....Shouldn't be working production if you are not expert at the profession yet.'

Sure, a newvie is not an expert.

Only working production will make you an expert.

How else?
Boy, does this dictator have a way of putting things to make sense.

A 24-year-old married Hispanic male who does not speak English but we used an interpreter for him during each session who has been married 6 times with 3 children.

Still doesn't make sense content-wise.
A flax is gonna take care of the patient? I'm not comfortable that is correct.
it does get easier and eventually things make sense to you even when you can't understand -
I was doing a Irish doctor, I could understand the medical terms pretty well, it was the easier, more normal words, I had trouble with.  Because of the lilting and very fast way he said it "three arteries and a vein" nearly drove me insane. 
Busy MT, your statement doesn't make a lot of sense. First of all, if US staff did walk out, MQ

one, because they don't have enough people in India to cover a large walkout and, two, their QA staff put out about maybe on a good day 70% quality.  Even the quality that gets back to the client I work for now is horrible because there are certain MTs who apparently some not too bright supervisor thinks is producing work that is good enough to go to the client without being checked over and the hospital is having an absolute fit over it.  I say, let em walk!

Not true. There are times that renting a home and leasing a car make more sense.
than outright purchase. Do your homework.
I didn't want to make anyone sad! Like I said, sm
It is not everyday that I can do this. I have bad days too! I am fortunate right now, but I also remember, good things don't always last forever. I will take advantage of it while I have it.
She didn't MAKE anything SOUND like anything.

Your perception is warped.  YOU chose to interpret it in a different way than she intended.  That's your comprehension level, not her playing cards.  My goodness!  It must be lonely up there on your pedestal telling everyone how perfect you are.  Oh, you never made a mistake.  You made all the "right" decisions.  Blah, blah, blah.  You must be really unhappy and bitter if that's all you can do is tell everyone how great you and your life are.  What's the matter?  Husband cheating on you?  Erectile dysfunction?  Evidently, something is terribly wrong in your life, or you wouldn't be here preaching and condemning other people.  You would be out living your perfect life with your perfect husband and lack of kids.

Personally, I'm sick and tired of your crap showing up on these boards all the time.  I don't care if I get banned for telling it like it is.  It's worth it to not have to listen to you.  If we parents and single mothers bother you so much, why don't you find the dried up, bitter, old crone boards to hang out on?

and, i didn't make THAT much money nm
If he didn't tell her to make the macros
?????  I think this is just someone trying to "get back at a doctor".  I don't see the harm in giving them to him with a line rate charge.  But maybe I just live by karma and not using "revenge" tactics.  I believe if you are giving, then you will receive.  I am not saying offer them for free. I think I would charge a line rate just for going through the trouble of printing them.  I do believe that when a doctor dictates normals, they do belong to him and not the transcriptionist.  The Transcriptionist transcribes them.  He/she is not the "author".  It happens every day when work is outsourced.  The samples are handed right over to the outsourcing company with no charge.  The hospital/physician does not charge the outsource company for handing over the samples.  What if everytime we needed a sample to guide us, we were charged for that?  It is the same argument here.  The company I work for gladly hands over samples/templates to make my job easier, and they do not charge me for that.  JMO.  Maybe I'm just a realist.  I say be a better person and give the man the macros with a line charge assessed if that makes it more fair.  Is anyone seeing my point here?  There is something underlying in the "don't give them your macros", and I just think it is more like a way to get revenge because of the hurt feelings in the way that he may not need the typist once these are given.  I'm sure he's not looking for "the patient, follow-up, etc.".  He probably wants "normal" paragraphs that he has dictated as part of a report.  The typist is not the author of that, the doctor is.  JMO. 
Didn't make much money. Worth it to go on?

I'm thinking of getting back into MT again after doing something else for 5 years.  I'm just afraid it's going to turn out like last time and seem like the money wasn't worth it.  I worked for a national for 30 hours a week and my take home pay averaged $800 for a month.  This was based on getting only 6 cpl back then. 

Is anybody else coming in this low?  Did I pick the wrong company?  I could only average 125 lph.   I don't want to make the same mistake.  It just seems like luck of the draw as to what company to try to go with, especially with the IC vs. employee status.  I was an employee before.

I'd like some honest feedback of what is considered "low" income.  I know it varies a lot based on many factors!!!

I didn't post that but if I had to make a guess...

I would guess the poster meant that newbies always feel they have a high accuracy. 

Don't be offended....if that is what was meant.

Ask your QA or supervisor where you stand.  At least you care !!! 

Didn't make me cry but wasn't a breeze.
I studied when I could. After 30 years I think you'll pass.  Please let us know how you do and good luck!
I didn't make the statement that PCs can be bought in bulk
cheap to justify stealing.  I don't believe in stealing.  My mother actually trained me right.  I was just responding to the fact that the original poster thought PCs were so expensive, and she made it sound as if every MT was nothing more than a thief.  Sorry, but if I can buy a new PC with a printer for $349, imagine what a huge corporation can get 1,000 of those computers for.  They get price breaks.  And no, it does not justify stealing.  I think anyone who steals is pathetic.  Nobody has the right to take anyone else's belongings.  By the same token, I don't believe there are that many MTs stealing brand new computers and getting away with it.  I certainly never stole anything from an employer.
So glad I didn't bust my a^^ to make the 10,000 lines!!!!!!!!!

their employees ANYTHING?

MQ acts like we are the ENEMY instead of the people that generate the

junk for their ungawdly profits.

Yes, but didn't your line count double to make up for it? SM
I love EditScript. My only problem is that--reportedly--the profit margin for the MTSO can be very low, encouraging them to send it offshore. Does anyone else have information on this?
If MTs didn't make mistakes or leave blanks,
Cherrypicking didn't make our line rates less -
the lower line rates are what started people c-pickingin the first place, so they could make enough each week to live on. Back when I was paid by the hour (and lots more than I'm getting now per hour, I did whatever came along. But I'm sorry, I'm not gonna GIVE an employer a chunk of my change for the 'privilege' of doing a 40-minute report by a gum-chewing ESL with static on the line, partying nurses, or crying babies in the background, that I just plain can't understand, when I have the option to choose something that is at least transcribe-able.