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That's unfair. Everyone has a B-Day, but Mother's Day is made up. Ditto for Valentine's Day

Posted By: R on 2006-05-15
In Reply to: I'd give the kids the same treatment on their birthday....sm - Just me


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We do ours on Valentine's Day! :) nm
I had one doc on Valentine's Day
Say "Happy Valentine's Day transcriptionist, hope you have a great day". Also another one who appologized when he sneezed, "I am so sorry transcriptionist, that was so rude." Nice to know they do think of us.

We don't DO Valentine's day - no big deal - DH says you should (sm)
treat each other special every day, not just one.  I tend to agree.  I told this to my son who is recently married, and he said he and his wife decided to skip it, maybe a card or something, cause he says he brings her flowers about once a month anyway.  I never knew this!! What a great kid I have.
Happy Valentine's Day to you too!
That was 2/11 - what is it now? Happy Valentine's or not??
You can't post here without people caring about you, at least some of us!
s/l valentine clamp

s/l straight valentine clamp on the perimetrium

Dr. dictating just said happy Valentine's day!
Just makes me smile when the doctors remember to say something nice!
I love Valentine's Day. It's always been my favorite!
Love is a wonderful thing to celebrate!
Thanks Administrator. Happy Valentine's Day to you

and the staff as well!

OK, that was unfair of me to say.
Maybe it was just sour grapes or mother guilt on my part.  The first 10 years of my marriage were pretty tough.  I did not have a choice but to work and put my kid in daycare.  We agreed before we got married that I would be a stay at home Mom and not use daycare.  Life's plans don't always work out, though.  We had a lot, and I mean A LOT, of setbacks.  Life could have been worse, but it was dark for a long time.  Every time I thought we were crawling out of the muck, life would stomp me on the head and force me back down again.  It was always something.  Layoffs, company closings, car accidents with uninsured drivers (their fault), hit & run, injuries, medical bills.  The old daycare argument will never die, but it's not fair to judge people who need or want to use daycare.  We could be like other societies that use nannies and ship their kids off to boarding schools all year.  Using daycare has its pros and cons.
unfair .
What's up with this warning and banned from visiting the website etc.. I am currently in US and have no idea as to why the administrator sent me a message saying I am banned from visiting the site.
Is this how professionals are treated for visiting the website and spending a lot of time reading their website.
Well I would rather look jobs somewhere where one is respected and qualifications valued than for MTStars.com
I am really upset with the mail they have sent to me.
I know it seems unfair, it really does.
The FASFA serves many purposes and so it cannot take those things into consideration.

That is where developing a good relationship with your FA advisor comes in. Your school can qualify you for other grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs.

that all seems so unfair
there has to be a way that can monitor a transcriptionist's workload. they should not be paid for eight hours if it is only taking them 6. they should be rewarded only if they go above their line count. when i went home to work, my benefits stopped. they stopped taking taxes out as well.
wow, how unfair!
For some of us it is an excellent choice. After 30 years I still like what I do. That to me is an excellent choice! Plus I managed to earn enough to put my kids through college without loans and pay for weddings without any help on top of it. So if you made a bad choice, change it, but don't make such a negative blanket statement. Don't make your problem someone else's.
Just as you probably feel that it's unfair...
to put someone  down for choosing to homeschool, it's also rather unfair to say that your parents "didn't care enough" to homeschool you. Maybe that wasn't in vogue when you were in school, or maybe they wouldn't have  had what it takes to do that.  Most people are not  capable of teaching THEMSELVES all the subjects taken in high school.  Even high school teachers major in ONE area and are not even credentialed, qualified, or allow to teach outside their earned credential.  It's rather bold of some parent,  in my opinion, to think they can adequately educate their older children themselves. 
definitely UNFAIR. You are our 2nd set of ears and still MTs. NM
It was unfair of me to have lumped all
pain management specialists into a group of uncaring physicians, and I apologize, but I see stories like the OP all the time. I have done dictations concerning people who have become addicted by physicians prescribing whatever for whatever reason and then when the patient complains of addiction, the docs just dump them "permanent and stationary" and the patient is on their own. Some docs even make desparaging comments about the addicted individual in their dictations. They don't try to help. It is discouraging, to sat the least, and throws a bad light on all doctors then. But again, if your doctor is compassionate, maybe he should consult with the above OP, if within the area, which is a long shot, but a thought. She needs help, and not just Valium. Again, I apologize if I offended anyone.
You guys are mean, mean and unfair
Honestly, hopefully you two never make any mistakes because if you do you will have quite a ways to fall off of your pedestal.  Everybody has trouble the first day, I hate first days and even the first week.  But if they can't take the time to help out of the first day and point out where the errors were -- even if it was terminology or usage or whatever -- they are not worth working for.   Believe me it would have only gotten worse as the time goes by.  If they cannot give you help on your first day imagine what it would be like on the 5th, 10th or 25th or if after a month you made a mistake.  But to prejudge like you two have, like I said you have sure put yourself on a pretty high pedestal.   I agree a reason should be given because you can never correct a mistake unless you know you have made one and if I have made a typo during this message - forgive me but I am a little upset with the above two posters.  
Unfair! WHY OH WHY will someone from AAMT or whatever they are now
PLEASE explain to we suffering and underpaid, unappreciated MTs WHY they are in India's back pocket and why they have abandoned us.  It used to be an association for US now it seems it's more for scummy foreigners.  So unfair. 
This is totally unfair. sm.
I too have been saving and studying hard to take this test but now I don't feel that it means anything. You don't have to be CMT certified to find an MT job but HELLO. AMERICAN Association for Medical Transcriptionists.
THEFT? That's going a bit far and is unfair..sm

While I agree that cherry-picking is not fair, either, I wouldn't go as far as to call it "theft".  The MT is doing the same work, a day's or line's pay for a day's (or line's) pay.  If you were to go to a store sale, and someone else were to pick out the most desirable items first, would you also call that stealing? 

More importantly, I would not blame your fellow MT.  (They are trying to put food on the table the same as everyone else.)  I would blame the crappy, thoughtless dictators, and those who have made outsourcing possible, thus leaving all the crap work for us "cherry-picking" MTs.

Exactly! It's just inconsiderate to your neighbors and unfair to do something like that!
People think they're being funny or cute but making your house look like a piece of crap is rude to the neighbors and DOES make their homes worth less than they should be. I agree that they should be forced by law to change it back.
This "list" you speak of is really unfair though (sm)
There are always two sides to any story. And, I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been through this in one way or another but....

I've been an MT for 18 years now. About 10 years ago my life was a mess and I was dealing with some substance abuse issues (alcohol). I was never fired from any job because I always quit before it came to that, but I did burn many bridges in the local area. The quality of my work was never called into question, it was always attendance issues.

I'm just saying some people do grow up and change. I did. But I understand weeding out good MTs from not so good ones isn't necessarily an easy job either.
Unfair labor practices
I'm an independent contractor and the company I work for is offering bonuses to some ICs, but not all.  I know I could choose not work for them, but this is a pretty shady practice.  I'm also routinely shorted on my pay, though they make it up the next month. I would like to do something about it if possible.  Has anyone ever filed a complaint with EEO or Labor Relations for something like this?  Thanks.
downright crappy and unfair!!! SM

MQ paid 30% less pay for ASR reports, and they took just as long to edit as they did to type sometimes, so was very frustrating.  I have heard some companies pay straight line rate difference, i.e. if you make 7 cpl typing, you'll make 4 cpl for ASR.  It is totally unfair, as like I said, it does take quite some time to edit ASR, some more/less than others.  Needless to say, I left MQ for KS, who does NOT do ASR!!!!

Unfair! A % of a long report going to be much
Unfair Workload Assignment
When looking at the workload assignment especially on weekends, I find it very unfair that people with exclusive privileges and trainees get to take all the good work when I have to do all the difficult dictations and ESLs before getting to do any good stuff. Work is always supposed to be taken according to date order (which is clearly not the case). I am so mad right now, I am literally screaming!
Just goes to show if true how UNFAIR MQ is. Those who have been with MQ for years..
ditto and double ditto
i made $15/hr before and didn't stay long because i made so much more on production. sm
that was with full benes too. i wouldn't do it for less than $20, but i think even with $20, i'd want benes. are you in-house?
I don't know how it made such a small diff in your invoice... made a $100 diff in mine! (sm)

If it were only adding up to three bucks, I wouldn't sweat it. $100? Yeah, that's baseball registration for my son for this year. I am not giving tabs, returns, etc. away free when it adds up to that much difference!  Why should I charge less for a Return than I would for a"K"?



I would move on. I think it is so unfair not to be paid for spaces! I think we should get paid

per keystroke, but that'll never happen.  I just think that these national companies are going to keep finding ways to cheat us.  I found a job working for a hospital as an employee, paid hourly plus incentive, and they let us expand everything!  Somebody's gonna have to kill me to make me give up this job.  I will never go back to the national's again.

I feel for you though.  I know that for us MTs those good jobs are few and far between and some have little choice but to work for the nationals.  I just happened to luck into the job I have now.  I just applied at the right time. 

Good luck to you whatever you decide.

Yes, as mother's we should take the
responsibility. Whether they were married or not is not relevant. Everyone makes poor choices in life. Everyone, married and unmarried, might need help at some point in their life. What difference would it make if my sister in law was married? The courts wouldn't enforce the order anymore than they are now. You say you are all for going after the father, what difference does it make then? They are not held accountable by your government, but you think it is okay to speak against any woman needing help only momentarily because they made a poor choice in life?

I'll give you another example. My mother who was married to my father for 10 YEARS had to get a divorce and take all 4 of us kids with her. My father after 5 years of MARRIAGE started beating her. He then put guns to my brother and my mom. He raped my sister many times before she was ever not scared enough to tell someone. She left as soon as she could get out and took all of us with her. Our government that she paid taxes into her whole life did not once honor the restraining orders, did not honor the court order for child support, and would not provide my sister with counseling at no charge or reduced rate. Do you know why? Because a member of the family committed the crime. Even though the man told my mom that he is aware that most all sexual assault cases occur in the family, but according to the procedures laid out to them by our government, you cannot get assistance if the act occurs in the family. My mother worked 3 jobs. We had to get her out of bed with a broom because she would come up swinging. She drove us all many, many times to counseling and did not get sleep to go to her next job. If our government would have pursued the child support order, if they would have offered her free counseling for my sister so she was not having to pay out of pocket, just a little help for a short period in her life, then she would not have had it so rough, or us so rough during those times. I am sorry, but it is our responsibility to take care of ourselves. On the other hand, our dollars do not go back to our people in the right way. If you think they do or you think that the government should not be held accountable for their lack of assistance or overseeing of the assistance they do give to make sure it is used properly, you are fooling yourself. If you think it is about all for yourself, never have to depend on the government at all in your life for anything, then give us our money back and we surely could do that.

Mother's Day
My birthday is on Mother's Day this year. I got myself a present, a ticket to see Rob Thomas in concert in PA. I usually get a combined birthday present/Mother's Day present from my husband and two daughters.
My mother's day
First thing when she got up, my 5-year-old asked "Is it Mother's Day?"  When I said yes, she went to her school backpack, pulled out a little brown bag that says "I love mom" on it, and took out a little sculpture of herself that she made at school. My 18-year-old son spent half the day sleeping, a few hours at his girlfriend's house, stopped at home and gave me the top half of a carnation. I think he pulled it off of his girlfriend's mom's bouquet or something.  My 21-year-old daughter called at 8 tonight and said "Happy Mother's Day. I didn't get you anything. I can get you a card though." I think she basically called to let me know she works tomorrow because I watch my 1-year-old grandson when she works. Oh yeah, my husband and I got in a fight. I'm so close to tears. I can't wait until everyone is bed so I can have a good cry. Am I being too sensitive about the older kids? I don't expect them to spend a bunch on me but they both work, and a $5.00 little flower, an annual or something, or pitching on a hanging basket or something, or even a card..whatever..would have made my day. I don't know. Maybe it's just PMS.
Mother's Day
I'm sorry about those 2 self-asorbed older kids. Just think how much the little one loves you - when a 5-year-old remembers Mother's Day, that's special!

As one of the other posters said, remember this on your kids' birthdays. Turnabout is fair play. If you keep giving to them and doing for them, they will get the message that they can treat you anyway they want.

Personally, I would call them on this, but that is just me. I wouldn't be watching that grandson, I can tell you that.
Oh gosh! Don't even get me started on mine --- that is another book! lol. Oddly enough the one thing she does approve of is me being here for her son and our children. She has opinions (her own-- not always bright) about everything else I don't do the way "she" would.
my mother-in-law always said
it costs nothing to ask... so give it a shot... susan
My Mother said it does. She said it did not last sm
for her too long, however, it has been almost a year for me, maybe even longer with these palpitations etc. Some days I am great, others not so great. I was walking with a neighbor until she got pregnant but has had the baby now and I think exercise does help the whole situation.
Thank you so much. Please keep my mother in your
prayers.  She is a very sick lady. 
mother ill
If I were you I would move her to Georgia. I would just tell her she needs someone to care for her and I didn't want to uproot my family.
Like a mother, eh??

My mother.
She was the transcriber (that's what we were called back then) for a 10-man (yes, they were all men) multispecialty group. She needed help, so the summer I was 16, she dragged me in kicking and screaming and made me help her. I could type and spell and I had passed high school biology; what more was needed?
I just saw mother on Dan Abrams

It sounds like her Aruban attorney is embarrassed by her outburst, in particular calling the two brothers who were released criminals.  They are saying it was "an emotional outburst" with no information to back up the accusation.  In the meantime, Beth Twitty did not forget her shiny pearlescent eye makeup, under eye cream and false eyelashes for the press conference in which she had the "emotional outburst" asking other countries to disregard facts that the Arubian government had no basis to keep these brothers in jail and released them and not accept these "criminals" (emotional outburst no facts per attorney) in their country.  

Someone should take Beth (eyelashes) Twitty home and get her a nice antidepressant and a Southern Comfort cocktail.



Saw my mother-in-law's couch LOL

not her mother's choice
Glitter eyemakeup? False eyelashes? What channel are you watching? Maybe you should put on a pair of glasses, and maybe then you would have seen her crying. I think the arubans investigation stinks and so does their goverment.YOUR THE LOON, NOT BETH TWITTY.
many people can be a mother sm
but it takes someone special to be a mom! Don't sacrifice yourself because of her.  Take a break, you're worth it! God bless you!
Toxic mother
I had to distance myself from my mother too. Don't feel bad. Think of it as doing something nice for yourself.

Now that I have grown daughters I have a problem I don't know how to solve. I don't want to be negative or judgmental towards my children, but they dress in sloppy, slutty clothes and I overhead some people joking about them because of it. I want to tell them to be more presentable but I don't want it to sound like I'm criticizing them or rejecting them. What do I do?
Mother volunteers is NOTHING new at all....
I was a child in the 1960s/early 70s and in grade school almost ALL mothers were at home.  I remember half the school walking or riding their bikes home for lunch.  We always had a room mother and mothers were involved in all sorts of things like PTA, fall carnivals, library, etc.  However, they probably weren't the overbearing "my kid can do no wrong" type of parents we have today.  In my childhood the world was different, you could ride your bike, skate without body armour, climb trees, and fall down and bust your arm in your friend's yard and your parents didn't sue them (happened to me at age 9).  It's just a different worlds now.
I still use the old standby my mother always used--
Vick's under the nose every night before bedtime. My sinuses are so clear the following morning. I don't even need cold tablets anymore. I sometimes use it during the day, too. Helps with that dang drippy post nasal drip and tickly throat that makes me cough.
With the help from a mother who is a nurse. nm