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Stamps go up tomorrow to 39cents. nm

Posted By: wanderer on 2006-01-07
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Lucky thing for me my MD is in the office tomorrow morning, so I made an appointment for tomorrow.

If it is strep, I'll have her give me a shot of penicillin.  That's what I usually do for strep.  My stomach can't hardly handle taking antibiotics.  I end up with vomiting and diarrhea which makes me feel even worse!


Thing is, I work for a hospital and we already have one girl off indefinitely for medical reasons.  A couple of ladies didn't log on until late today because we had thunderstorms in the area.  And we are way, WAY out of TAT for OPs and Discharges.  So, I feel kind of bad taking a sick day.  My supervisor is so stressed.  She's been begging us to work OT for the last couple of weeks.  How can I call her and tell her I'm sick?


I'm halfway through my shift anyway.  I'll be all right.  The Motrin is really helping and then I can take it easy all weekend.


Thanks for listening.


I had stamps years ago and (sm)
had to dump them and get a "card" instead. The next time I tried to use the card, I was told they only used stamps. The next time I tried to use the card at the store I got it at, I was told they no longer honored them. I gave up!
Food stamps?

I am not saying that you should stay in any job that is not financially viable - food stamps is something that I would not encourage.  I am only saying that I read alot of these blogs and it just seems that sometimes people forget that in any profession, this one or another, there are pros ands cons.  I worked in a medical office and with an insurance company prior to medical transcription, and I would do this any day, benefits or not.  I also have several nurse friends that make less than I do, with a 4-year degree.  And their schedules are ridiculous.  I am only saying I make great money, and have the flexibility that I desire. 


Again, I am not encouraging anyone to stay in a profession where food stamps is the only option!!! Besides it would be hard to type if you didn't have a house for a computer and I imagine if you are on food stamps, DSL cable line is out as well!!! (LOL)


NE-MT


do you provide food stamps?

Hmmmm...they stopped with the stamps here
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Time Code Stamps
Hello All,

For any of you who have had to time code transcripts:

Would it be helpful to have an MS Word application that prints an automated time code stamp? I ask because a programmer friend of mine and I have discussed writing a program to do this, and I'm wondering how useful it would be to you all.

This is how we envision it working: First, you complete the transcript. Then you open the Time Code Stamper in Word, and start going through the audio again. Suppose you want to put a stamp every 15 seconds. When you press a certain keystroke combination (ctrl-shift-f1, for instance), the program inserts a time code stamp in the format you specify. Then you fast-forward the audio to the next 30-second increment. When you find the correct place in the transcript for the next time stamp, you put you cursor on the spot and execute the Time Code Stamper program again. It will automatically increment the time by 30 seconds (or whatever increment you specify) and print the stamp. If you make a mistake, you can click on the menu and manually set the correct time.

I tested this out once with a very simple version of the program, placing time codes in a transcript every 15 seconds, and I was able to complete the whole document in about a quarter of the audio time (e.g., 5 minutes to complete 20 minutes of audio). The few errors I made I was able to fix very quickly and move on.

Like I said, we havent actually built a full version of this program yet, I just wanted to get some feedback from the people who could actually be using it. Were thinking of selling it for $29 or so. What do you think?

If this particular program would not be helpful for you, do you all have any requests for Word formatting programs that would help you? Were trying to think of different widgets that would be of use to transcriptionists.

Thanks,

Dan Edge
i.am.dan.edge@gmail.com

Are you sure you have to have kids to get food stamps? (sm)
I am not sure of that. I do think you should contact United Way and local churches and see if you can get some help. At the very least you need food and you should be able to get that from a church somewhere. It doesn't matter if you are of that religion or not and it does not matter if you have children or not. The church is there to help everyone without judgement.
I went to Subway today and didn't get my stamps. sm

I could not believe it. I asked if I could have my Subway stamps and the clerk said they no longer give them out.


Why? Because somebody sold a whole roll of the stamps on ebay.


Former employee?  Gee ya think? 



I knew I should not have bought that roll of 37-cent stamps!
This is all my fault.
Most families struggle. This is when you make too much for food stamps, but need help and sm
besides, volunteering in your community is a GOOD THING.  You can volunteer, pay for the box and give to a family who is in need.  Many, many people did that.  An older person who is on a fixed income and who can't get food stamps would likely welcome a box on a monthly basis.  This time of year, all the food banks around the country are in need because it is not a holiday, so few give and the need is greater every month.  It doesn't have to be for your family.
If you call qualifying for food stamps & section 8 housing
As for working at home, it may be more comfortable, but not when your butt is planted in the same chair at your desk for 12-16 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the rest of the world goes on without you. Not a perk, in my book.
It is because, stamps, cost of checks, envelops, staff time
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Food stamps, WIC, food banks, churches, family...
There are many answers to that problem.

No one has the right to steal and writing a dishonorable check is stealing. It is called "theft of property".

My tax dollars support government programs to prevent people from going hungry and to provide for women, infants, and children. I make donations to food banks and churches, etc., for those who just need help as well.
Having one put on tomorrow...
after many years of thinking about it and finally finding the right picture.  I know it's going to be uncomfortable, but I'm ready to get it done. 
Looks like tomorrow is going to be
a good one too!
And tomorrow is 6/7/6, so what. nm
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We can also die tomorrow...
I buy what I want when I want.  Credit card bills can't take your house.   Your credit score goes down and they hound you to death, but that's nothing.  I say live it up!  No, we didn't purchase the larger home because I didn't want to have to clean it!  We do have 2 brand new vehicles though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Lovin' it!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is what I work for everyday, not so I have to do without.  I do "with!!!!!"  I live and love and spend every day doing what I want to do and when I want to do it.....  Well, I guess I gave away the fact that I'm an IC with no restrictions or limitations. Hubs works and makes decent money, but even if I didn't have his income, we'd be just fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Tomorrow is registration. First day Aug. 5 E.TN
I'm ready
Tomorrow will be brighter! nm
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job interview tomorrow ... what do you think?

Hi all ... I'm going to a local hospital tomorrow for an interview.  The job is in the laboratory.  It's a f/t position where half the day you do pathology transcription and the other half secretarial work.  It's mon-fri, 9-5. 


This is in New York (the suburbs) actually, about 1/2 hour north of NYC.  I have 13  years of medical records transcription experience, and prior to that for 5+ years worked as a secretary to a medical director.


How much of a salary should I expect ?   Thanks! 


JoJo


Anyone going out of town tomorrow?
I'm going to Cincinnati 2C my sisters! Yikes! Wish me luck...
Tomorrow is NEW YEAR'S EVE!
RU going 2 party like its 1999? Get totally plastered, watch balls drop, etc?
Thanks for your replies. I go to the doc tomorrow.

Find out more tomorrow.
I was told "full benefits" except dental (which my husband has), but I will get full details tomorrow during my interview. I haven't worked outside the home in so long; I think I am afraid to go back out there. Seems like a good offer from a large cardiology practice. I was told "starting at $15.00" so may have opportunity for increase there which I have never had at home.

How about tomorrow night???
e-mail me or post and let me know what time is good for everyone! I am in.
I could give up cable tomorrow sm
I seriously only keep it for DH. The kids are fine without much TV and so am I. The only time I watch anything is when I ride my bike on the trainer or walk on the treadmill.

My favorite show of all time was Emergency! but I have most episodes on tape to watch that.
No biggy, will come up with a good one for tomorrow!!!
Thanks for having a sense of humor.  Have a good night!!
Short note..more tomorrow
Hi, I am just wondering if the psychologist had any clue as to whether or not the child is ADHD, but I would bet this child has MULTIPLE diagnoses. My daughter, now 17 years, is ADHD, and I feel your pain. My daughter is a "poster girl for ADHD" according to the school counselor, and I must agree!! Even at that, she does not have as many problems as this little girl you describe. I am so sorry I don't have more time ... I HAVE TO GET MORE LINES IN ...AUGGGGGG!!!! I will try to post tomorrow. Anyway, there are some that will try to tell you no little girl could cause that much trouble. Not true!! Been there. Hang in there.
Hey, MQA! Can't talk until tomorrow...under the whip...
of *you know who* right now. (Working on time clock.) But tomorrow will post up at top of this forum. Yes, that PT office I mentioned DOES use paper and sticky notes! More tomorrow....hi ho, hi ho, its back to work I go !
I'm calling Terminix tomorrow....
I found another one last night, making that 4 in less than a week. Yuck! Funny thing is, the one I found last night was really slow and sickly. My BF thinks it's because the bathroom was cool because the air was on, so I told him let's freeze them out! lol Anyway, I'm calling for pest control. I can't take em.
I am also having a mammo and ultrasound tomorrow...

I posted last week about pain and a spontaneous bloody nipple discharge on one occasion.  I had a mammo a couple of years ago for the same pain but no spontaneous discharge.  No palpable lumps either time, but I am with you about the pins and needles thing!  The radiologist read my films before I left the last time as well, so when I left I felt like I was walking on air! 


Good luck tomorrow and keep us posted.  I will say a prayer for you tonight!


I have peer interview tomorrow.

I am interview for an in-house position.  I had the interview and a week later I was called for the peer review.  Never been on a peer interview and don't know what to expect...any ideas?  I plan to just be myself just like in the interview.


Tough line requirements (1500 line/day) but I'm optimistic.  I hope to gain tips with short cuts to qualify for incentive programs, etc. if I am chosen for the job.


 


 


Take an hour nap and get it done tonight so you can play tomorrow.
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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?
sounds yummy...gonna try it tomorrow!

I can't wait to post another list tomorrow so we can !!!
all have fun again.  Good night!
You will receive an E-mail from the administrator tomorrow. nm
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I love my new company. I'm off today and tomorrow
and didn't have to beg anybody or worry about TAT.
Hosp perdiem interview tomorrow! SM

I'm hoping someone will be able to advise me about some good questions to ask of the HR person of a hospital in my hometown; it's really hard for me to be objective about this decision because I want so much to leave the city where I'm living right now.  I go back and forth trying to decide if I should even try this. First of all, this job was advertised as "per diem" -- forgive my ignorance, but would that be the same as a contract position?  I had trouble once before making a living doing at-home MTing as an IC and paying my own health and life insurance, as I'm 100% supporting myself.  It was certainly a shock after employee status--but I was so burned out at that inhouse job--transcription force cut in half, pay reduced, phasing out dictation in favor of computer templates! I took a chance even though I had an unrealistic belief in my own abilities, I'm afraid, and tried IC for a national company.  I'm not working at all right now and am currently living on my savings. 


I feel like something, anything would be better than nothing.  Some foot/ankle problems also, related to standing at the last clerical job I tried, so a lot of even part-time jobs are out of the question at the present.


I do have some family at home and this hospital has a very good reputation as a good place to work, good (happy) employees...but, of course, don't want to move and still risk getting in an impossible position again!  Please let me know of some good questions to ask during the "assessment" and interview Friday AM (tomorrow)!  Sorry; realize this is rambling--many thanks--


 


Shopping tomorrow! Crest Whitestrips??
Any info?  Do they work?  I tried the Wal-Mart brand, no luck.  Thinking of making an INVESTMENT IN MY SMILE!  That sounds sooo exciting.  Oh and what about that new enamel building toothpaste? 
DH painted office for me. Now tomorrow I have to put it all back together.
:+
Good luck tomorrow to the OP and also to PAMT!
Let us know what you find out. Will keep you in my prayers.

I had to have a re-do mammogram a couple of months ago because they saw some suspicious calcifications on the first mammo. I was so scared. Turned out okay though. Stay strong!

Larry King tomorrow night 6/29...sm
Star Jones will be on Larry King tomorrow night speaking about her departure from The View......
Tomorrow is the running of the bulls in Pamplona...
Anybody going? http://www.condoradventures.com/images/runbull_medic.jpg
I feel your pain, but remember there is always tomorrow.
Hopefully, that will be a better day for you! Hope the sun shines on you and you feel better!
Happy Holidays!
I don't even have a guess. No idea. Maybe I should count tomorrow.nm
nomo
I hope tomorrow's better, too! Bad mood today!
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Hi...Yeah, I thought it was too. I am going to try calling tomorrow.
And I absolutely love the feel of the Kinesis Freestyle Solo keyboard! I am not gonna give it up so easy. If all I did was straight transcription, there would be no problem at all. It's just I also do VR and use the arrow keys and delete a lot, and the delete key is too far away.

I could never go back to my old Microsoft keyboard. Now I KNOW why my wrists and fingers ached so much. You don't realize it unless you have a keyboard like this kinesis freestyle to compare it to! The keys are low-force and boy does it make a difference! Plus I love how the two halves separate so you can find just the right angle for you PLUS change it from time to time to avoid staying in any one position too long. I can type nonstop for hours with no pain now. When I tried to go back to my microsoft (just to do ASR) my hands ached with the very first touch! I tried the Maxim, which is has a bit better feel than the microsoft but nothing near the kinesis freestyle.
Hi...Yeah, I thought it was too. I am going to try calling tomorrow.
And I absolutely love the feel of the Kinesis Freestyle Solo keyboard! I am not gonna give it up so easy. If all I did was straight transcription, there would be no problem at all. It's just I also do VR and use the arrow keys and delete a lot, and the delete key is too far away.

I could never go back to my old Microsoft keyboard. Now I KNOW why my wrists and fingers ached so much. You don't realize it unless you have a keyboard like this kinesis freestyle to compare it to! The keys are low-force and boy does it make a difference! Plus I love how the two halves separate so you can find just the right angle for you PLUS change it from time to time to avoid staying in any one position too long. I can type nonstop for hours with no pain now. When I tried to go back to my microsoft (just to do ASR) my hands ached with the very first touch! I tried the Maxim, which is has a bit better feel than the microsoft but nothing near the kinesis freestyle.
And: Today you are laughing, tomorrow you wil be crying, believe me...nm
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REASON I'M TELLING them I'm buying house tomorrow

To answer post below, BF would love me to rent from him and stay here, but the idea is to get away from him,


I do not love him, he has a violent nature has wrecked things and has a history of wrecking things, is VERY short-tempered,


does not like my 16 y/o-has called her a bi**h-has said she needs to get off her fat a** and do something even though she babysits HIS kids so HE can do stuff, MAKES his supper when I'm working plus goes to school and does her homework.... He has said I should use the brain in my head and realize she needs to exercise and make her exercise more. Oh, and has called me a B**ch too, can't forget that part. Obviously is ALWAYS negative toward her, NEVER anything positive.


He whines and complains constantly. He complains and whines when dinner is not made. He complains over household chores not being done but of course he is unwilling to help because he is busy with work and this and that..and is TIRED! but whines when laundry isn't done etc, including his of course. He whines because he is so tired from work and so sore (he does construction). Doesn't matter that I went to bed a 3am and was up at 9 to take care of kids, etc, etc, have 3 PT jobs, etc etc.


He has a "do as I say but not what I do" motto with everything. He thinks he is the best looking, the best at EVERYTHING, the best in bed....OH Ya, that too. His ego is huge obviously. And of course, he says I could do worse. Oh Ya?


And obviously doesn't respect me. Sits on the couch with dirty clothes, walks on clean floors with dirty shoes, says bottoms aren't dirty, says back of his clothes aren't dirty...constantly does that...even had dirt clumps fall off his shoes and baby would pick them up wanting to eat them...that didn't even stop him. Doesn't pick up after himself, leaves garbage in kitchen with the basket 1 foot away and leaves wrappers...CANT stand that. I have 3 kids to pick up after, I don't need another that is 39 years old.


Okay, nuf' said about why I don't want to rent from BF? And I don't want to hear that it is a man thing and ALL men are like that cause I am sick of that excuse and ALL men AREN'T like that. I was not put on this earth to be a maid to someone who is supposed to love and care for me. Can't and won't do it.


Plus, got an email from supervisor at hospital today, she was wanting to know what hours I can work for fulltime. Looks like it may happen before the 1st of the year. Yeah!