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The girl was 13, the rapist a distant relative they took in. Give money, give food and your time, b
you don't put your family at risk by taking in strangers. That's just plain foolish. There were over 3300 registered sex offenders in NO. Where are they now. In your community? Perhaps in your house? Good luck.
oh our lovely government does give illegals medicaid, foodstamps, and housing so in term we give tha
i have been through some rough times lately and had to apply for some help. there are signs, big signs, all over our offices saying "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LEGAL TO GET HELP". so we and our government do give them our benefits whether they are legal here or not. now that is messed up. i am helping to support them so they can take away my jobs and i can't even support my kids and yes i get benefits, wow $75 a month in food stamps which lasts not even a week in a household of 6. don't get me wrong, i am thankful for any help at the moment, but i get penalized for trying to work my tail off and still can't survive.

there was recently an article in our local newspaper where one of our local school districts tried to charge $1000 a year for each illegal student enrolled. it was bulked and the illegals got a lawyer to sue for discrimination. the school district merely stated that they had to HIRE extra teachers that could speak the foreign language just to teach these children and were trying to offset some of the expenses. ridicilous!! so again our taxpayers money is paying to educate illegals as well.
Aw come one give her a break. She said she was sorry and is willing to refund. Give her a chance to

do what is right.  If she fails to do what is right, then go about this in an adult way and not act like such a child.  "you suck"  That is so immature.

She is responding to you and you are eating her alive.  Why would she put herself out there to be treated like this if she didnt mean it. 

I am really astonished at how people can act on here.  Would you treat people like this in person?  If you do, I cant imagine you having very many friends. 

Remember we are all "HUMAN." 


A simple google search will give you your answer...I'd give you the answer,
but how would that help you learn to research on your own...and I'm in a rush to get to the next post. 
Tell him you'll give him your macros if he'll give you his Lexus, his ski cabin, and (nm)
Thanks, I will give that a try:) nm
Give them whatever you
would give them at the "fairy tale" wedding.  The honeymoon may be over by next year.
hum, I might have to give it a try, then...

Don't give it up
I have been hurt severely on several occasions... and on occasion yes... a bit gun shy for the first period back in the saddle.  It does lessen and then goes away.  Just trust in your knowledge and your experience.  You have to trust your horse.  Just go slowly at first.  But do NOT give up.  That is the worst thing that you can do.  You have to face it and it slowly you will relax more.  Keep in mind that your horse will know/will feel your hesitancy and your fear.  In order for him/her to be relaxed, you must try to as well.  That is why going slowly at first will help regain your confidence.  Just around the ring maybe for a bit.... then a little more open.  Work yourself back up to your usual routine.  Good luck!
I would rather be alone than to give into it and you could , too.
give it 5 min and this one
Right. I think I am going to give that a
don't give up

There is no reason to give up just because you failed a test.  I have tested with a few companies and changed jobs a couple of times through my six years of transcribing.  I had no training either.  I had a very special family member who helped me out(she owned her own business).  I trained through the summer when I was in high school with her and by the time I was about 20 I was working part time with her.  Just because you are switching from tapes the computer based files doesn't mean that you can't do the work.  It may take a little time getting used to it, but there shouldn't be any reason to not be able to do the work.  Just like any other job, you may have to put in some applications at various places and go on interviews, and it may take some time, but you will eventually find a job.  As far as transcribing, I notice many places require either a c-phone or being able to install Express Scribe or a similar program on your computer.  If you don't have one, you can probably find a c-phone on ebay for around $200.  Just try to stay away from the larger MT companies and you should be okay.  I notice the smaller ones are easier to find a job with.

One can't give up a job, even a bad one,
that pays the bills, dead end or not. I think if this were me, I'd keep the job and take a better school that will mentor me into a job at the end of it. Nobody that I know would be able to give up a paying job to take on a mentored position for no pay. Another option would be to find a different job that is nights and do the free internship during the day. Either way you'd win in the end. Best of luck to you.
They will give you everything
When you order, they mail you the adapter that you need and since you have a router, you are good to go.
Okay, I give up.
It has no appeal. Just a job.
Give this a try...sm
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Mix together 8 oz cream cheese (softened), 1/2 cup sour cream, and 2 tbsp of Hidden Valley Ranch dry dressing. Spread this over the bread. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese all over this. Sprinkle half of an 8 oz bag shredded mozarella over the parmesan.

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Thanks, I'm going to give that a try
when I'm working and for sleeping. The doctor tells me that it is important to keep everything moving to avoid getting too stiff; however, I do think I need to try a soft neck collar or rolled up towel as you suggested especially when working. I think that may really help take some of the stress off. I will be talking to my therapist about it when I go as well. Thanks so much for the tip!
Did I ask you to give up ANYTHING!!??
Nope!  If you want to ride all over town burning up expensive gasoline and putting wear and tear on your car, with your fingers on the steering wheel instead of on the keyboard making $$$, be my guest.  Now let me guess Patty - next you're going to tell us that you don't drive a car, you ride a bike or scoooter instead to and from your doctor's offices and you're so fast on the keyboard that it doesn't matter you spend four hours out of the day riding up and down the interstate weaving in and out of traffic picking up and delivering, you still make the same amount!  HAH!
no, I don't give them that...*lol*...ya nut!!..nm

I say also, don't give up sm
Had a cat that went missing for about 2-3 weeks, we found him under the house.

p.s. All my cats growing up used to drink from the toilet (my dogs too!!). Never hurt them.

Thank you!...I shall give it a try..nm
thanks! I will give it a try! :-)
Oh, I give up! You know what I mean!
I'd give anything just to have A doc like that

practically ALL of my docs are like that and this has been my experience my entire MT career UGH it really makes me cranky

Don't give up...sm
not everybody on this board, or other boards, are that rude. It is VERY hard trying to break into this field as a newbie. I know that from personal experience, and so should every body here, as they were newbies once too. Some got lucky and basically had their jobs handed to them, but most sent resumes and tested until they were blue in the face, but eventually some company gave them a chance. Once that happens, just stick with it until you have a couple of years of experience. Try everything they throw at you, and believe me, it will be the worst of the worst, but it will make you a good MT. When you gain confidence, then move on, if you want to, to better pastures. If it is the rudeness that is bothering you, well, other than trying to have a lot of patience, I cannot really help with that. Some of these people can be downright vicious and it really gets my dander up sometimes. I get defensive and argue back, but then after I cool off some, I think about how my anger made me look and feel, and how the rude ones are SO NOT WORTH IT, and I get over it. It is hard sometimes, believe me, I know. I have been told that I have an anger problem, I am nuts, and I should seek psychiatric therapy just for stating my opinions. Some people just seem to get their jollies by seeing if they can push your buttons. Learning to deal with the criticism is all a part of growing up. When it gets to me too much, I stay away from this place for a couple of days, and then things get better. There really are A LOT of nice people on this board though, you just have to learn who they are and stay away from the rest. Good luck to you. Some of us DO care about the young'n's.
How would you even give them to him?
If you can print them, then I'd say sure.  Print them, charge him per line x3 or something like that.  Tell him though you must charge because you did (at one time) type them.  You need to charge him for what you typed...  That should lighten the blow...  I wouldn't hold a grudge.  He'll be calling you when the VR SUX!  Good luck...  believe me, he'll call ya' in about a month either to edit the VR for him or to say he wasted his money! 
Don't give up

Sure it's hard, but very few things in life are easy. It may take you some time to find a job that is newbie-friendly, but keep looking (hopefully you have other employment while you look). And keep studying the terminology. None of us did it perfectly the first time.

Just hang in there.....you've worked too hard to give up now.

Definitely give it a try

I can't give you specific advice about MT schools or who hires newbies, because I have been in the medical field for over 20 years, although I have been doing at-home transcription for less than a year.

There are two things I can speak with confidence about. I am currently working as an IC (independent contractor) and have two part-time jobs. I am very fortunate that my husband has good benefits where he works so I do not have to worry about that. So I can definitely tell you there are part-time jobs available.

The other thing is - perhaps you could consider working full-time for a few months, until you have some experience to put on your resume. That would make it easier for you to get a part-time job with another company. I know it would be really difficult to work full-time and take care of your children, too, but it would only be temporary.

I was a stay-at-home mom, too, and I did various things to make money - I had a home day care for a while, I typed student papers, resumes, etc., and then I happened on a job doing transcripts of news broadcasts for a news monitoring company. That was a great job in a lot of ways but most of the small local companies like the one I worked for are being bought out by big national companies and they lay off the local people.

Anyway....sorry for the ramble, I just wanted to let you know you're not alone and there are ways for stay-at-home moms to make money. Medical transcription pays more than most other at-home work (yes, believe it or not - despite all the complaints you will see about low pay). I hope you are able to find something that works for you.

And good for you for putting your children first.

Don't give up

I feel your pain, it comes through loud and clear and believe me, you are not alone. I have been an MT for 12 years now.  I will tell you how I started.  I had a 1-year-old set of twins when I went to MT school and a not-so-good marriage.  Once I was in my first real MT job I became pregnant with my SECOND set of twins - I kid you not.  I had four babies in three years.  My husband was a complete ass.  He, too, said things like your husband is saying to you.  My husband DID NOT make enough money for us and believe me I struggled and struggled to supplement that income.  I worked during naps, at night, or early in the morning.  I was terribly burned out after a short time, and most of all burnt out emotionally. 

I do not agree with the poster who told you to find a different job.  Here's why:  As time has gone by, I have gained more experience.  I did get a chance to work in house for a major hospital and the experience was invaluable.  I was able to work out some child care with our school district.  I learned all the different work types inside and out.  I met ladies more experienced than myself and boy, were they producers!  I didn't know that it was possible to do as much as they did and do it WELL.  I did not stay in house too long because of the demands of my family and by that time, I HAD to leave that marriage and was a single mom of 4 kids (two sets of twins).  When you HAVE to do something, you learn to make lemonade out of your lemons even sometimes through the tears.

The hospital I worked at had/has a program to send their transcriptionists home after a certain time and that is what I did.  I had a great paying employee job with this major hospital and I worked there for about 4-5 years.  Eventually, I met my now husband who is an absolutely wonderful human being and we have had one baby together (Phew! only one this time).  I quit the hospital job because now I need more flexibility to my schedule and I started working for a service. 

Now my twins are 13 and 10 and my baby is 2.  I've made it a long, long way... and I can hardly say that without crying.  I now have 12 years of hard-earned experience and can type just about anything. 

Here's my advice to you:  Don't give up.  Sometimes it is one day at a time... one awful hour at a time (as far as the emotional pain with family and whatnot). The job you are working for right now is one I personally would toss out the window.  I work for companies where they, too, are production minded, meaning they use a great, streamlined platform, they put you on one or two accounts and leave you to your work -- they trust your experience and let you go -- you in turn do a good job for them -- a trust/trust, win/win situation.  For the commonly used doctor names/hospitals/whatever they provide lists for you.  I would not work where I have to do 20 minutes of research to find these things -- absolutely ridiculous!   THERE ARE COMPANIES OUT THERE!  They want to make money, too!  They are not making money if their MT's have to spend this kind of nonsense time.  Leave those accounts to the ladies with small MTSO's. 

Please, look for a better company.  They are looking for dedicated people like you ALL THE TIME. 

With your husband and in-laws..... all I can say is I feel you pain because I sure went through it.  I could go on and on about that.  Believe in yourself and that what you are trying to accomplish with your home, your daughter, yourself, your family is truly noble.  Just because they say negative things about it, does not mean they are true.  Hold on to your integrity and stand tall as best you can.  Don't argue back with them because you will only walk away feeling worse and they will not understand because they do not want to understand. 

In time, if they are discouraging you to the point where you can't pick your head up anymore, then you need to make some decisions ...... weighty though they are.

I hope this helps you.  I justed wanted you to know that you are not alone and you can do it.  I used to have the same troubles with my pay and now, no kidding, my direct deposit check this morning in my bank account was $1600, and I have made even more than that.... and I am not one to talk about money too much.  I just wanted you to see that you can be successful.

Don't give up!

I can't give you pay details, but I currently work for New England Medical Transcription and know they are in the process of hiring many MTs.  This is the nicest set of people you'll ever work for and the work is very low stress.  I'm extremely happy there. 

Just a thought for your job search. 

Did they ever give away the 3rd
do not give up
Please do not give up. . you are so young and sound like a very intelligent young man. . there are organizations/groups to help you. . please don't be afraid to ask for help. . like someone else suggested, most churches will help you even if you are not a member... just talk to someone and if they can't help, they can point you in the direction of help. . Also, please do try to get out in the air/sun every day or at least let the sun shine in your windows. . I will pray for strength for you.. and please let us know how you are doing - lots of people do care about you. .
I like it because then I don't have to give my

Thanks. Will give that a try.
Don't give up.....
Not if you truly want to be a medical transcriptionist. What school did you go to? I know they hire students out of Andrews and M-Tec before they even graduate. However, I just went to a community college (years ago) and I did fine. It took me a little while to find a company, but they ARE out there.

Don't Give Up....
Did you just start on this position?  Sometimes it takes me a few weeks to really get an ESL dictator's "lingo" down, and then it's no longer a problem.  Is it a smaller account where you'll be exposed to the same dictators over and over?  While it might seem like torture to have the same ones over and over, it actually will work out in the long run because you'll have a chance to get used to their style.  80% ESL is a huge percentage but hang in there for awhile and don't get discouraged too easily.  Maybe you'll be able to create a lot of normals for them once you get the hang of them, and before you know it you'll be jamming out those 1100 lines per day and more.  Good luck to you and I hope it all works out!!!
Thanks will give that a try
cant imagine the VA would approve of this at all.
Will give it a try! nm
Thanks - think I will give it a try! - nm
Ya know what? I don't give cr@p-one about their
Currently I'd be thrilled to be making minimum wage (which is supposed to be the law, isnt it?) rather than far less.

They all say 'then type more', 'work smarter', 'type faster', 'our upgrade will make you more productive', and yada yada yada. But every time I find a way to crank out more work and earn a bit more money, they find a way to slow me down.

I'm tired of my life revolving around my PC. I used to be very physically active, now I'm lucky to get out of the house twice a week, and one of those days is to race around running errands and going to the market, so I can get back to typing. And all so I can just barely survive. I miss entire days-off, not just a few hours off on Sunday. I miss paid vacations, and the money to actually go somewhere other than the post office or the market. I miss being able to keep my car in good running condition, and not having to worry every single mile I drive whether the car will get me to my destination or not. The list is endless.

If the MTSO's don't have 'wiggle room', it's their own doing, now ours. They stupidly let the hospitals con them into bidding wars between themselves, and they've bid the work so low, and under-valued it so horrendously, that the entire industry may just implode someday. Look at what the mismanagement of the banking and auto industries has wrought.

Big business as a whole in this country needs a thorough housecleaning, and the MT biz is one of them. I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for ANY of them.
don't give up
I don't know how much job hunting you have done yet, but it took me 5 months of persistance to get my first job.  It's not so much which company hires new grads (a lot of them do) it is about timing.  Have you tried contacting companies that aren't posting jobs?  That's what I did and that is how I got my first job.  I just happened to call a company on the right day that was getting a huge new account.  When you search around, click on links that list MT companies and start calling or emailing them.  I know it is possible to get a job as a new person, despite all the negativity floating around.  I didn't graduate from an accredited program, but I got a job and so have other people in my school.  Just keep going!!! Good luck.
Don't give up!

You never succeed unless you stop trying.  Try googling MT jobs and look for other forums with job ads.  Good Luck to you!  These other posters think they are funny, but they are not.  JMO.

could you give me an example? sm
what type of "dead-wrong typos" are you making? are you using an expander? in all the responses, i didn't see anyone mention using an Expander program to help move you towards that 100% QA goal. if you have one, and you keep making the same typos, enter them into your program and have IT correct the errors for you. Work smarter, not harder... =) If you can "taste it" you can persevere and succeed...please reply and let's see if i can help you...(i have 33 years of experience) =D
if they go to VR then I will give it my sm
best shot and if it doesn't work then I will not do it. simple as that. This is a one account specialty and they don't have VR and don't intend to. I can only go by what I am told and I have investigated this company thoroughly. Yes I can get the shaft and I accept that, but if I do, then I will deal with it. Am I going to do VR full time no. Apparently this group of doctors doesn't want anything to do with VR, thus why they use this company. There are still companies out there that don't offshore and don't do VR!!!!!!
Give them what you have sm
which is the chat names or email addresses, like mom2braydon@diapers.com or hubbyluv@wifey.com.
Yep but don't give up...
I probably sent 30 resumes out plus posted my resume several places. I did get a job within 2 months' time and since accepting and starting this job have heard from a few recruiters who picked my resume off Monster, and one actually called me (very good for the ego in the face of all the nonresponders), so I'd go put one there and any other place where it will be seen. Some recruiters don't want to be overwhelmed and don't come to MT Stars, at least that's what one told me. Funny, the company I chose had placed an ad awhile back and I'd applied there before; I sent off another one quickly for the new ad, and she called me in 2 days' time. I just knew I had to hang in there. I'm very grateful I sent out that last resume; it was the one that worked. Even with 30+ years experience, it took awhile.
Let's not give up just yet . . .
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I give up. nm
Give yourself some credit.
LOL!! Exactly..maybe i should give you a you go girl!! NOT