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Thanks for all the great advice! You guys are great!

Posted By: MyOwnMT on 2007-12-04
In Reply to: Opinions please! I have been asked by a small rural hospital to do their overflow. SM - MyOwnMT


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I will definitely try those suggestions, and...I do have a question about the baby carrier...I can't ever seem to adjust it to suit her! I'm not sure why, but she is picky about how she's held (she's a bit colicky)....Anyway,you all are just so sweet!! Thanks again!
You guys are SO great! Thank you again! (sm)


I have spent the morning polishing up my resume, and I must say... I think it looks pretty fantastic.  I have sent out about half a dozen so far and will print some for mailing when I get out this afternoon for resume paper.  You guys really helped dry my frustrated tears and feel confident that I was doing the right thing in feeling like I need to get out ASAP, even though I love my doctors. 

I'm sure you won't be too shocked to hear that I have not worked a whole lot so far this morning. Funny how we're a lot more motivated to work when we're actually getting paid, isn't it?  Ha ha! 

I just wanted to say thanks again.  I was feeling very alone last night and you guys really came through.  {{{{{{{{MT Boardies}}}}}}}}}

One of the guys on Fox had a great idea and I don't
know why they are not taking him up on it.  I don't know who said it because I've watched more tv in the last week than I have all year. Why not send these people to closed military bases? They have everything there that they need - barracks, kitchens, hospitals, etc.
Thanks a bunch -- you guys are great!
appreciated all the detailed input -- i too was looking at consumer's reports -- all info is helpful. Have a great day!
I have met some great guys online. Here are some links. sm

I find this to be very good.


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Don't waste your money on PerfectMatch.com as it literally is not much at all.

I would go with the above two. To me, eHarmony is no good. I've tried them all and I have met more men who are very truthful on the above two.
Hey guys! I just discovered a GREAT way to make $$$

Was just browsing a catalogue my son received from ThinkGeek and there is "Das Keyboard" which is a keyboard WITHOUT letters!!!  It is $80!!!  How many of us have a keyboard like this? 

They have a whole bunch of cute stuff for the geek who has everything if anyone is interested. 

You guys are great!!!! One final question..sm

I have got my foot pedal to work with Express Scribe.  Now, how do I get the dictation over to it?  I received the dictations through email attachment. 


Great advice!

and by the way, I'm always amused by the "doctor's wife being the office manager" thing. What a joke. Obviously it's some insecure shrew who feels the need to keep an eye on her "investment" if you know what I mean. That's all too common, unfortunately. Same with nurses who end up "flinging" or "marrying" a doctor they met at work. "If they'll do it with ya, they'll do it to ya" in the words of Dr. Phil, and in my words, "you don't sh*t where you eat".



Great advice. Thank you.
great advice, thanks ...sm
Those are some wise words. I actually know these people and feel pretty good about whatever arrangement we agree to, but I'm sure we all know that those can turn bad as well.
Thanks for all the great advice...

Wow!  Thank you all for the great advice, it really helps to get the support and advice and opinions.  I have decided now to go for it... .16 per gross line and hope that the chiro's will accept that offer.  If they don't agree, I guess I can then decide whether to keep the same arrangement or find something else.  It's time to venture out of my comfort zone. 

Thanks again, I am always so impressed by all the help here on this board!!   

Thanks for the great advice. n/m
great advice
You are so helpful! I am waiting to hear back from a couple of companies re: online testing.

I am from Montana. Where do you live?
That's great advice for anyone! nm
Great advice, thank you! nightmares
Why would I take advice from someone who isn't even in the field??? If it;'s so great
why aren't you doing it?
GREAT advice, thank you! I will take it to heart!
Great advice ICMT
I said the other day I wondered how many graduates actually stick with this. When someone says "work from home" it is so appetizing to the ear that people jump on it but there is so, so much involved and it can be stressful. I've being and MT for 27 years, came right out of highscool doing so I had no training. I cried for the first 2 days! But I looked up every word that confused me and I remembered them.

OP, thre are definitely companies that hire newbies.

While starting a business sounds more like you are planning to be an MTSO, which you are not ready for, possibly you could go and get some work from local doctors who dictate on tapes and such, I have several locals that I do on the side. (Tapes not the doctors - Ha!) There was a company advertising on job board WORDSRUS that paid by the minute and I know somone that they were going to hire that applied while still in school. You might check them out. Website wordsrus.net might contact them like that.
Now there's some great advice! Funny! nm
Great advice for 2 jobs
Wow! I am about to work almost the exact same schedule and your advice really helps. I am going to think strongly about moving my second job to a different room, so it will give me a fresh outlook. Also, the idea of having a whole day off really helps too to rest up for the rest of the week. Finally actually sleeping from 7 to 12 (for me) in the morning will be a challenge, but otherwise I won't sleep at all! You made it work, and thanks for your example!
Hi! You got lots of great advice! As for $3 a page

for me, it works! Most docs pay $1 a page where I live - which is horrible to me! And the particular docs I transcribe for have "normals" set up where I might transcribe 2 or 3 paragraphs at best per report - everything is just pretyped as a normal, so I am more than happy with the $3. That's why I have the account and other's don't! Even if its 2 lines on the final page, that is a page. I tried to explain paying per line, and the doctors got glazed eyes.... I made a note myself of the brands of equipment others have recommended in lieu of Sony and Panasonic, but I must say that mine have lasted for over 2 years without a problem, and I got them used. I still wouldn't buy lots of equipment unless I had lots of $$ floating around! I have C-phones and foot pedals galore that I have bought and never used once....Well, again, good luck to you!


Thanks for all your input MTPocket,s,great advice ;-)
GREAT advice-not putting eggs...sm
all in one basket.  Just leads to disaster later.
Need some good advice on a GREAT vacuum cleaner...sm
We vacuum at least twice daily because we bought carpet that tracks like you would not believe.  We bought a Eureka bagless vacuum cleaner about 4 months ago and it is the pits!  Does not pick up, you have to REALLY clean it every time...who knows what the real problem is...I would not mind paying good money for a GOOD vacuum cleaner that does not lose suction...Any ideas?
I think this poster has hit the nail on the head with advice -- My dogs all get along great except

when it comes to dinner, treats or toys.  They have to be separated during dinner, separated to be given treats, and sorry to say, don't have much in the way of toys.  The rest of the time they can be practically right next to each other and nothing has ever happened.  Two of my dogs are greyhounds, so one little scratch can send us off to the vet's office, so I've learned to be very careful!

Saw him on CMT show with John Fogarty. Great, great singer with a neat personality and drop dead
gorgeous without seeming to know it. 
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I don't know about "natural" approaches for the house. I have always used flea bombs in the past before the miracle of Advantage and Frontline changed my life. Have not had a flea problem at all since I began using those products about 10 years ago, dose all the dogs religiously once a month with the Frontline Plus except in Dec.-Feb. to save a few bucks and because the ground is generally frozen by then and no fleas are scurring about. -- Hope you get flea free soon.
Thanks to all. Got some great feedback and ecouragement. This board is great.
My rant passed, ate a late lunch, now back to the trenches.
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It is a GREAT company and great deal! I've had
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Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
That's great Patti. Thanks. Have a great time at the beach.
You should feel great as a transcriptionist if they think your work is that great!!!
It is not your fault they approached you. I think it would be a different storey if you were the one searching for the job to take away from a company. They obviously want to get rid of the company and if you didn't take the job they would probably ask someone else. You should enjoy the better position and not feel guilty!!
Great post -great job of wording your answer! (sm)
Original poster - I completely agree with this answer, especially the part about finding yourself and using all that you have learned intellectually and connecting that to something that you will also enjoy with your heart!! You have so many wonderful options for your future - much more than many of us.
IT - great program, great support system. nm
advice needed, will you guys be my magic eight
Pay cut at the beginning of this year, cannot make the incentives I used to because my hands cannot type a lot in a short period of time.  I need a 10 hour window, at least 50 hours a week.  So i've  been considering leaving the MT field.  Trouble is, i'm about 20K in debt.  There is something i've decided I want to do, a tech school, since I do not see myself going to school the next 10 years to get a degree.  Problem is, the cost is 6K.  The thought of delving deeper in debt makes my teeth chatter, BUT, I will be making more than I do as an MT, and my hands are in bad shape, not up to par anymore.  Should I go with this, be out of the program in six months OR get a second job now to make up the loss I took with the pay cut and continue getting myself at 0 debt.  Will you sweet, intelligent ladies advise me?  Thanks...
Thanks so much for the insight and advice, guys, I really appreciate it, books are informative but
when you are in the at-home world like we are, there's nothing better than getting it straight from people who have been there!
not a bit homophobic. love queer guys for straight guys.
these guys are clever and witty and have good taste.  they are who they are.  not a problem.  i have problems with boy-men who are currently trendy now.  that's my taste.  and it's kind of scary that women are attracted to these unisex boy-men culturally. no big deal unless you make it one.  this is a board to exchange ideas right?
Great job
Hi, I'm interested in finding somewhere flexibile also as I have a little one at home.  I'm interested in radiology only.  If the place you work for has openings in this specialty could you let me know??  Thanks!
That's great!
I think sometimes people think you are trying to "replace" the dog that died. It's not replace at all, it just helps fill the void. Just like you can never replace a person, you can't replace a pet. They each have their own special place in your heart. Adjustment period - I KNOW!! But it works out. Good luck with your new baby.
great - thanks for this
I've been looking for something like this.  Now I have it.
Wow--that's great! Thank you so much
for info
That's great! I like that! Put that right at the
edge of town so noone can hear us scream!
Being an MT is great. Though like with
any job there are going to be issues. If you work in an office, you have to put up with all the crap that goes with it. If you work at home, you don't have to read these boards. There are a lot of negative people in the world, mostly on here! You will have bad days but overall the good will outweigh the bad. I have been an MT for 15 years, 11 of which I have been at home. I have tried going back to an office setting, several times, but have never been happy. I come back home to work and things are fine for a while until the job starts to suck but I get over it. I have children but they go to preschool/school. They do not stay home with me unless they are sick, have a snow day or a short school break. During the summer, they attend camps and preschool. This is not a job to get into to stay home with children. It is a career as an MT, not a daycare provider.

I'd say go for it. You will get out of it what you put into it, like everything else in life! Good luck to you.
I am glad to hear that it worked out -- an IC MT's worst nightmare (I have always had that fear). And extra pay to boot!
Sorry, but not my man. I have a great
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You might try giving it another shot. Not all men are scum!
You all are great!
Good for you.  Now you need to set your sister straight.  I would be so mad at my sister if she did that..I just dont know if I could ever talk to her again, at least not for a long while till she *grew up*.  So happy it turned out right for you.
Great help, thanks
great pay
Sounds like the hospital I worked for in Florida. We made 18.00 an hour plus 8 cents per line over so many per day which gave us a bonus of around 1500.00 monthly. Those were the days!
Great TL
I must say, my TL is a gem. Of course, everyone else in management bites the  big one but my TL is fair and honest.  She has to walk a thin line between keeping her team members happy and letting management think she is totally one of them, but she manages to pull it off.