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Sorry, voting doesn't start until Tues.

Posted By: Theresa Asire on 2006-06-26
In Reply to: Y-City Star competition - like AI - Theresa

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I do not know about her school but next Tues. when my kids start the first day they get out at 9:50
steady work...gearing up to start new account....but there was no work on Tues as it was a holiday
Be patient with your eyes open....
It doesn't have to start out at the top - sm
many news stories covered on TV or in larger publications were picked up from smaller sources. Even a small local newspaper or TV station is a START. Local news shows often have an "on your side" segment. 60 minutes or one of the other TV news mags still hold the most clout, so they are definitely favorites. Medical publications in the US or Great Britain also hold the promise of some political clout, as do soon-to-be running government hopefuls, who might want to have a new issue to bring up to the public, besides the the usual same-ol, same-ol'we usually see. Or, posting on other online forums, especially health-care forums where doctors have some input, might be another fruitful endeavor.
Ya know, winter doesn't officially start until tomorrow

And, I'm already tired of the cold,

tired of all the snow,

but my kids love it and I can't move.

Then consider the heat bill.....now I'm crying

just hope he doesn't start a new trend--ewww!
I can't stand it if I accidentally forget to put mine on. I can usually tell pretty quickly if I do. Just not comfortable to me (or anyone else around probably).
I have heard the Chris and Elliott fans are going to boycott voting for their other favs just to prove a point. So Ryan can't go on and BRAG about the high votes.

I don't think Clive will be bragging about how many "units" are sold by any of the season 5 finalists, except possibly Chris.
who are you voting for? (nm)

Okay, I voted for us.   My daughter is voting for us because she is one of us too.  She is sending this link to her huge website for us because several of her friends their have had their husbands recently lose jobs that were outsourced.  They are not happy, have to relocate to other states, and are living on what they thought was their retirement money!  Some of them were only five years from retirement and have had to sell their homes.  They will be happy to help us win, we are sure. 

voting for her is voting for HIM--sm
come on! What makes you think that her being president would be any different than when HE was president? This is HIS campainge, not hers. That old saying about repeatedly doing the same things and expecting different results applies here. just my opinion. At this point in time, I don't like ANY of the so-called candidates. I don't feel that any of them have the people of this great nation in their forefront minds. All they see is the pension for life they will get once they are voted out in another 4 years. It is all about money and nothing else. What a shame.
My work week is Tues-Sat. But we are always so busy that I end up working Sun too. I don't know how to get the weekends off. I have been with the same company for 5 years and they won't let me change my work week. There are some with our company that if they whine enough and threaten to quit, they get a work week of Mon-Fri.

Maybe I can try that?! :-)

Good luck!
We all know who YOU'RE voting for
there were 9 states yesterday voting



Ok guys, I am already behind. THE VOTING IS NOW OPEN.!!!!!

www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com   They don't have the actual audition clips up yet so you won't be able to hear me...


thanks bunches,

Theresa Asire

Actually, it was early this time around - Tues I think.
Do we work M-F, Sun-Thurs, Tues-Sat, or every day? nm
Bragging about your *normal Tues a.m.*??...sm

Close behind you. since Tues, 9000.
Tues. Morning Thoughts

I appreciate everyone's imput and sharing what it going on in your similar situations.  Some comments were HILLARIOUSLY true to life and got me rolling!!! 

Right now "Mr. Wonderful" is on the phone "flirting" with the nurse at his doctor's office (he had to call the office and give her the name of a med he is on)  - - saying, "Darlin (he's Southern), did you have a good Easter?  Did the Easter bunny come to your house? (she replies) Then he says, "Well it's good that he came to your house first, 'cause after he came to my house I had rabbit stew".  He thinks he is soooo suave and he's so into himself! 

There are only five states voting in primary elections today--sm
Wisconsin, where I am at, is one of them. check the internet to see if your state is included. this is a *primary* election, meaning we are voting to NOMINATE candidates for senate, congress, govenor, etc. We are not voting these people into office, just nominating them for election.
Don't forget the Sun-Thur/Tues-Sat only schedules as well! sm
I wrote a post about this a while back and was surprised by the reaction I received.

Every decent company seems to have gotten into a new trend of giving MTs two options only, give up every Saturday for the rest of your life or every Sunday, period. All I heard was "well this is 24/7 business." Well so is law enforcement, nursing, and even being a clerk at the nearest 7/11. I don't know any cops, nurses, or clerks that have such limited options that require never having a weekend off again...ever! Even doctors get an occasional weekend off! I refuse, but that's just me. :)
Why are YOU attacking HER? Just because she doesn't want kids, doesn't mean she needs a psychi
Well then, don't start at the beginning, start in
How about we start one? Here are a few ...
TransHealth - 0.08 - .10 per line. Employee status. Benefits. Does not offshore.

QED - 0.06 per line to start.

First Choice - 0.10 per line, IC only, no offshore.

Keystrokes - 0.08 per line, $1.08 for radiology to start. Both IC and Employee. No offshore.

TRX - up to 0.09 per line. IC only. Not sure on offshore.

does her first name start with an L and last name a T?

Hey, maybe they should start (sm)

a legal secretarial organization and screw that up for half a million people.  They've done enough damage in this field.

I say start looking elsewhere...sm
but don't leave this job until you have something else.  In the mean time, call these people and ask what the problem is.  It could be something that they are unaware of.  It happens to me all the time.  And unfortunately, usually one e-mail or call to any company works.  You have to be persistent.  Get on the phone and call them and don't stop until you get a reply, and while you are waiting on work and a reply, start applying eslewhere.  Good luck to you!
Start out with
having your lawyer send a letter asking for prompt payment to avoid legal action. That might just be enough. Plus, having your lawyer write a letter doesn't cost TOO much. If that doesn't get it then you will have to sue. I hope it doesn't come to that. Good luck!
Why don't you start
by calling the funeral home/director who handled the original burial. I am sure this will not be the first time he has dealt with this situation. If you don't want to deal with them, find a funeral home your are comfortable with to handle the arrangements.
I'm not trying to start anything, but (sm)
what would this organization do? I've never really understood what AAMT does/did and why I should be a member. How would AAMT or any new organization benefit the MT?
Start looking around...
My department has gone from 20+ to 3 in the last 2 years. In part due to voice recognition and the addition of EMR.
Hey! I know! Maybe you could start up your
own blog or something to cover all these big issues - you, the American MT. Oh, but that's right - you did that and its a dismal bomb. All 7 (?) people who agree with you can keep each other company, dissing everyone. The only thing I did like on your blog was the bag over your head. Quite appropriate. I remember you, too, as the one who thought it was just so precious when your kid was using your work computer and your Expanders kicked in. Yup, a real pro. Gotta run now and work - sure hope I don't forget my compound modifier hyphens...snicker...snicker.
Where to start?

How can I get an idea how much I want to deduct for the year, not what but how much money I should be trying to deduct or can.  I need to get better prepared and deduct what I can this coming year. 

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Everyone has to start somewhere.

My mom was an LPN for 30+ years and she came home one morning in tears.  She (a devout christian) admitted to me (then just a little kid) couldn't believe how mean she was to a nurse's aid who was just starting out on HER floor.  My mother's ego was bruised because this "kid" (even though she was a lady with kids, she still called her a "kid") had the same type of training my mother had but yet had a different initials on her name pin and my mother felt she had no business giving shots or doing something or other....it was so long ago I forget what the problem was. 

My mother was so upset at her own behavior she vowed to take all the new people under her wing and show them not all people were bitter, and that we all have to start some place.  It really did her heart good to do that.  Now mind you, I'm not preaching here, because I'm an atheist (boy did that really frost dear old mom's patootie!), but I do belive in life's lessons.

Try not to be so hateful and bitter towards her.  It sounds like you kinda already have her discounted before she's even had a chance to begin.  You said it's a high-volume office, so maybe you could use the extra hand.  Try, at least try, to be a little tolerant and kind is all I'm saying.    

start looking for another job
Longevity means nothing anymore in this business. I know a couple of people that this happened to. The first one was jerked around so much she finally just gave up when told to come back to the office to work, would have been over an hour drive each way for her. Another person is still hanging in there working at the office once a week. I think companies would rather jerk people around instead of firing them. Not saying this is what is going on in your case because I don't know all the circumstances. Maybe youve been with them too long, making too much money?? I had the heave-ho once myself for this same reason. It was obvious they were pushing and pushing until I finally gave up and left. The situation was very hostile and not one I wanted to stay in. Best of luck to you whatever you decide. With your 16+ years experience Im sure you would have no trouble picking up right where you left off somewhere else.
Seems like not right at the start but
when you are in the middle of a 10+ minute report. I will try the logging out and coming back. I will also try the other, just letting it set for a minute or so. I really appreciate the assistance!
it is a better start than most of us have here.....
but knowing anatomy and terminology will not be all you will need. Learning the equipment is also secondary.

first and foremost, you have to be able to type at a relatively quick speed if you want to make any money in this field. Second, you have to develop an ear for foreign accents, and that is what seems to be difficult for most.

Good luck in your pursuit. If you battled your way through enough school to be a dentist, you will find your way in this field as well. It is just not as easy as a lot of people seem to think it is.
Start with irs.gov and
The first 2 results are a start. I can't say if they're everything you can deduct, but it's a good start. Also, I've noticed a very common misconception on this board that only ICs can deduct home office, but the first sentence of the first result of that search says you may be able to take a home office deduction whether you are self-employed or an employee. Good news for the rest of us!
why don't you start nm
Oh man, where do I start? SM

1.  Space heater (in Winter) or fan (in Summer) at my feet, heating pad on my lap to warm my hands (all year long).

2.  My Harley-Davidson mug with ice and three cans of Coke.

3.  Chair must be centered in relation to the monitor and my butt has to be centered in the chair!  It takes me at least 10 minutes to make these adjustments.  My chair is always at the right height, in my house if you adjust mom's chair you DIE!

4.Back scratcher.

5.CNN or Headline News on in the background.

This question made me smile.  All my years working in the office I have met more MTs than I can tell you that are so particular about their work space.  God help you if you had to share a desk with one of them!  Then you realize you ARE one of them! 

I got my start in OPs...
...exactly how the above poster states.

My supervisor had asked me if I could do a stat OP for her. She then quickly realized I had never done OPs before and was stuck finding an MT. I told her we were all new to OPs at one time and I still wanted to try at least to learn them. I used to send them to QA requesting full reads and corrections. It took me about 2 weeks to feel confident and comfy with OPs, from there I just stopped sending them to QA and straight to the hospital.

My supervisor was happy to oblige my request and OPs are now part of my daily workload.

Good luck to you, hope you get the same opportunity to learn them.
Don't even start
As a 23-year MT, currently working for an MTSO, I feel betrayed by the profession.  I really made a mistake leaving the hospital position I once held.  I'm making half as much as I used to.  I'm single and self-supporting, and I wouldn't encourage anyone to choose this work, sadly.
Where do I start?
One of the things that is bothering me lately is dictators who not only talk for hours, or so it seems, but constantly ask you to go back up and insert here and there and not just 1 time, but many times during the dictation. We have to be mind readers or know a lot because dictators change their minds all the time and we have to know what they want put in where. I hate the cell phones/phones sitting close to the dictator/beepers going off, sometimes they are answered, sometimes just ring and ring and the screech in your ears. OMG! I hate the smacking or swallowing of saliva some do when dictating. Are they eating, are they drinking or just swallowing down a gob of goup? Ugh.
start looking ?
With the kind of attitude that this doc and wife have, are they any good to work for anyway? Do you have other job possibilities where you live? LPNs are really in demand and you should probably start looking. You might find someone who will REALLY appreciate you as these people obviously do not. Good luck to them to find another LPN that can and will transcribe while performing LPN duties as well. If they are good people and you want to stay you could do as the other poster said...calm and cool and don't break your neck ! I think the doc and wife are bluffing. Good luck.
I see. Usually, people start with
snide names when production is brought up.

I do work 5 days a week about 3100 lines a day...but truly I'm not a whiz. I am very fast but more than that I stay very steadily at it.
Start slowly and try this ...
Proof 3 out of 4 reports for the next day or two. Then, proof 2 out of 4 reports for a couple of days. Then cut that down to 1 out of 4 reports. Keep yourself abreast by proofing 1 of 10 reports. Proof the reports and let them go -- don't sit and worry!

Two things will happen:
1) You will become more comfortable with your own level of skill
2) Your lines will increase

I meant to start with
This was meant to start with at a new company.  I have never been an editor before, either.  I have a friend who has been an editor for many years (nearly 15 with 23+ years as an MT) who makes some $30 an hour as an average.  Do you know anything about this company, Soft Script?  I need all the information I can get. I know they need editors, and you don't have to have experience apparently because I didn't.
start with this link

There are better companies out there. I would start looking.
Not wanting to start a war but sm
it just really gets old reading the same ole, same ole about SS.   As far as I'm personally concerned, there are usually 2 sides to every story.  If  I happened to be in SS's shoes,  I believe I'd be talking to a lawyer about something called "slander" and I'd be telling some folks to put up the proof or shut up.  Nope, I don't work for SS, never have and probably never will.  If I happened to be in the market for a new job, I believe I would give them a try just to see if they're really that bad.  If they were......well, I'd move right along.
best advise is to go to Help on the start
menu, type in copy as the question, and then follow the directions.
the start up $$ is ridiculous

That's what I think is so sinful.  They sucker you in telling

you can be an employee, you can make 12,000 a pay period


None of that is true.  And then you are left trying to figure out

how to pay the insurance, pay for the computer you sunk money

into buying and meeting their requirements, reference books,

the whole 9 yards.

And do they have a conscience about leaving a mom and her children

with no food?   I really doubt it.

And NO a new MT is not then ready for the next job because

all over again he/she will have to INVEST in the new stuff that

THAT particular company to meet THEIR peculiarities.

I'm sick of transcription now.  When they sent us home - that relinquised

the responsibility of these nationals from providing equipment and

turned all the $$ over to profit for them and ate $$ out of our income - not to

speak of the extra utilities run while home.  This computer heats up

my house terribly in the summer - it helps in the winter but it still makes

a considerable dent in my bill compared to my neighbors who work during the