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Sounds good to me

Posted By: Jen on 2006-02-06
In Reply to: I have been an MT for 20 years and have a job..sm - Is the grass any greener?

I would say most people make around 9 to 10 cpl with acute care and ESL's. That is a lot of lph. If I type for an hour straight without breaks I average 230 lph

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Good for you. Sounds very interesting and a good chance of pace - sm

but I live in the northeast and not much need for that where I live.  I also live in a small town so that limits my options.  I have spent the last couple of years as a substitute teacher to supplement my MT job and just completed 4-1/2 months as a long term sub which I enjoyed and was a change of pace from MT.  The only problem is as a sub or ed tech you only get paid during the school year so I would have to keep my MT job for summers and school vacations.  With the way things are going in the MT world I hate to rely solely on that.  I don't want to find myself without any job whatsoever.   

Thanks for all the responses.    

sounds good then?
so this would be good for me as a beginner? Oh, please say this is perfect for me.
Sounds good. Thanks!
Sounds good to me. Take it and run.
That sounds good!
sounds good thanks

Nothing sounds good.
My culinary creativity is wiped out lately.  Last night, it was fish sticks because the kids didn't like DH's BBQ ribs.  Maybe sub sandwiches...  I'd have to go to the store to get some deli meat, cheese, poor boy rolls and chips, but that sounds kinda good.
Sounds good to me, I have not been anywhere - sm
alone with my husband in about 18 months, unless you count quickies when the kids are asleep. I'd kill just for a night out, dinner, whatever without the kids, tried to talk him into this week since its my birthday (the big 40)....but he wants to take the kids with us....I love them to pieces but a few hours to ourselves would be nice. At this rate it will not happen for another 12.5 years. Fun.
MMM sounds good!
Everything sounds so good right now.  Maybe the garlic will help keep colds at bay!
mmm sounds good..... sm
What time shall I be there? LOL
Sounds good. Let's all do it!
Sounds good to me to.
OK, that sounds good. sm
I was under the impression that the main board was meant as a place to discuss a little bit of everything, and that's why I was so confused about why the posts regarding gas usage were removed. I don't understand how that was considered a "political" discussion, because there really wasn't much of anything about politics even mentioned. Thanks for your time.
That sounds good too, LOL. nm
Sounds good, but they ...
still involve beef, pork, fish, chicken...thanks anyway.

I guess there is no way around those meat choices, so may be asking the impossible.

I have never made sheperd's pie so maybe that's an option.

thank you.:)
Sounds Good Too
I'll keep this recipe for the next time.
This sounds really good nm
Thanks - sounds good - I'm going to try it.

Well that sounds good.
That sounds good.  The unmatched SS tax the last time I was an IC, I am still trying to pay.  Good for you.
that sounds like a good

idea if you and sonn get that working and start to make them, I would like to know if price is not expensive.


Sounds good to me, especially for a
doctor's office, doing one speciality. You will probably have holidays off. You'll love that.
Wow. sounds good!
let us know how it works out.  I just got an ergonomic keyboard.  maybe I purchase the wrong thing here :)
That sounds all good, but none of us are
Sorry to say, but mistakes will be made.  We are only human.  Sorry to hear you have no life other than MT.  I have to say though that there are some great MTs out there that also attend sporting events and can produce quality reports, one being myself.  I commend you for being so dedicated, but after all, this is just a job like any other no matter where you do it whether it be in an office or a "home" office.      JMHO.
That sounds all well and good
needs 6 weeks off for surgery or wants 2 weeks of vacation time.   Who will do the work?  Do you then train p.r.n. employees or IC's.  I am also all for employee status, but you must admit as a human we do get sick and do need vacations.  If the office has no qualms with a 6-week back-up or a 2-week back-up, then so be it.  The nationals offer the fact that the work gets done no matter if Susie Q is on vacation or Betty Jo has to go out for gallbladder surgery.  Can we as employees at home compete with that?  Doubt it.  That is the first thing my supervisor told me where I worked for 17 years and decided to resign because I knew they were planning to outsource and wasn't going to "help them" is that we won't have to worry about vacations or sick time or short-term disability claims due to someone needing surgery.  The work will get done and in a timely manner.  JMO.
sounds good
I was doing office notes and it took me about 8 hours to do 1 side of a tape, print, etc.
Sounds like a good
deal for you then! Good luck!
Sounds good to me too!
I wouldn't mind typing up a novel - -something different for a change..
Sounds Good
This sounds like something I might try, though have many places of reference. It just seems like none are really fast when it comes down to it.

Quite a few people were recently stating that they know how to spell all the terms, etc., so I was thinking that maybe they had a good learing technique aside from a way to reference information.

Someone did mention writing the words down, but I already take notes of things I want to look up (unclear spots, etc.) while I am working. I don't think I have time to write all the terms I have to look up too. (There is so much I don't know!)

Think I will try your idea though. You never know which method might work much better! - Thanks again.
$25 sounds good me, sm
only kidding. You might want to check with those who transcribe for court reporters and also insurance transcribers, they might be by the hour.

sounds good on paper.
but absolutely makes no sense in applying it in the real world.
do you have any idea how good this sounds??!
sounds good. is this only for employees?

While all of what you said sounds good in theory...sm
and I used to agree withyou,  in this real world of MT, we are just typing peons, that are almost disposable... not appreciated and expected to do nonproductive work, not complain, and sit w/o work many days... so in the real world, if we don't jump through the hoops, we just don't have the work, plain and simple as that.
Yep, it all sounds so good on paper

either way I look at it, the problem is, there is nothing to rent here. If my #1 lender falls through and I have to go with #2, it may be possible the seller MAY let me rent for a year, maybe even rent to own. If lender #1 fails, I will be asking. All they can say is no. Originally seller purchased home to rent it and changed their mind, it has been for sale for 2 years, sold twice but financing fell through for other parties.

I'm am going to try for 50/50 with the father of the children as I will need him nights, and he will need me days so we don't have to pay daycare. I will be covering insurance for the kids so yes I will need him to pay some extra to me.

This sounds like a good idea. Thanks. nm
that last recipe sounds good!

I actually do keep track of these recipes believe it or not.  Gives me something to look forward to when I am working.  DINNER! 

MMM that last dish sounds yummy with the pork chops and potatoes.  Thanks!


So it sounds ilke you have a good
incentive and an excellent work ethic.  I have a very hard time making 2000 lines per day with the type of reports thrown at me and the multiple hospitals and clinics I am diong.  But I can do it, just need to type a longer day with no interruptions. 
That sounds good! MMMM
What state are you in? Pay sounds good
depending on what state you are in, but even in CA that okay.  May I ask what hospital you worked for before?  Just curious with the $21/hr. 
Ooh, that sounds good. What time should I be there?
We're probably having leftovers.  Tacos, sloppy joes, potato ham soup, and kielbasa.
Mmmm-sounds so good! I usually use a can of sm
tomato soup but the salsa has more flavor.  I'd have to run it (the salsa) through the blender first. Hubby and kids won't eat onions and vegs they can see in their meat.  (They never make it easy for me.)
Sounds good....I think that will be my next big investment!-nm
that sounds good in theory BUT -
As was already pointed out, it depends on the difficulty accounts, the skill level of the MTs, whether or not you are doing 100% listen, if you are required to send e-mails with corrections (as opposed to the MTs just looking at their reports later), etc. It all sounds easy until you consider these factors.
Sounds good Scott

keep us posted (pun intended) on one of the boards and let us know how it goes for you. 

I'm rooting for you!

No, but that sounds like a good idea. Tx
Wow... sounds like it might be a good thing ! -sm
It also makes me wonder about talking to MY vet. She's at a large clinic near my home. As vets see more and more patients, and the procedures become more complicated, maybe that's a new job possibility for some of us. If you take the job, I hope you'll keep us posted on what it's like, etc. Good luck!
Sounds good but how is the phone
That sounds like a good idea
I didn't think of filing in my state. I was going to file in their state but wasn't sure if I would have to show up in court or hire a lawyer to represent me. Just so tired of jumping through hoops to get my money.

And no, I do not work for them anymore. I quit after two weeks because I wasn't making even minimum wage,and it was not going to get much better. I believe that is the real reason for the no-pay. They were really mad when I quit. But when my DD is making 3 times as much money as me as a waitress, it is time to quit!
Cruising sounds good to me
and yeah my cats would love to cruise as long as the tuna and chicken came on time.
Wow! Sounds good for you! BUT, are you acute care.
I don't think they are going to give clinic MTs 9 CPL. What office are you out of? Do you really think you can do 16,000 per pay period? Sure wish I could, but don't think that will EVER be the case. With 100 doctors, there is no such thing as a 'normal' as far as I can see! Seriously, good for you!
sounds good to me right about now. when's the next boat to the island?
i'm ready.