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True. This is at least the 3rd one since the beginning of the year.

Posted By: nm on 2006-05-12
In Reply to: There will be more strikes - nm


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If this was posted at the beginning of th year, it has taken 3 weeks for anyone to notice. nm
In the beginning ........... there were NO
nationals ..........
I was beginning to think it was just me...sm

I see these kinds of questions so often.  I was beginning to think everybody worries about this junk. 

I don't see any of that in the beginning.
I thought, from your post, that you were an IC who failed to understand basic economics.
In the beginning there were a lot of
bugs with Vista. Also, if what the MTSO has is compatible with their clients, why upgrade and possibly loose clients???
I'm beginning to wonder if that's all there is left is
crap dictation.  Most of us say we're doing the crappy dictation and ESLs.  So the good stuff is really going overseas or to VR?  Or are there people here who get the good stuff all the time, which is why they make good money and we don't?
As I stated right at the beginning....

If it were ME, I would be blaming myself.  Each and everyone of us are responsible, one way or another, as to what happens in our lives.  Too many people over the past so many years find it much easier to place the blame elsewhere.  That is one of the problems with our society.  I was "accused" of being an over-protective parent as my child grew up, but guess what, he never, ever even came close to an incident such as that, or close to being kidnapped or any of the other things going on in the world; didn't fall down steps; wasn't involved as a passenger in a car accident, wasn't around drug users or "bad" people, because I PAID ATTENTION...I didn't allow accidents.  Accidents are only LACK OF ATTENTION and lack of common foresight! 

Also, my "over-protectiveness" did not in any way inhibit my child's growth.  He is a Gunnery Sargeant in the Marine Corps and handles great responsibility well and has the foresight and the attention needed to prevent accidents! 

As for the driver of that car, I'm not trying to "take their side"....I'm just saying we don't know what the circumstances were....my goodness, we have all run over something in the road at one time or another and when the weather is inclement or it is dark, sometimes you don't know what it is.  I would certainly hope that if they knew it was a child, of if they find out through newscoverage that they ran over a child, that they will come forward.  I'm sure that at least 99.9999% of people out there will not willfully run over anyone.  Perhaps he/she looked down at the dashboard or the left rear window for just that one second and felt a thump as he car moved on.  Probably wondered what it was but had no idea whatsoever that it was a child....why would any driver in their right mind think that a 2 year old was out on the highway at 2:00 AM or midnight or whenever it was????? 

No, definitely no keto in the beginning of it.
I have listened to this dang thing 10 times at least and at a bunch of different speeds..... no clue on this one.
2000 is only the beginning

Believe me, that $2000 is only the beginning.  I do feel for these people but many of them are only used to hand outs and they will be getting them left and right.  Lets see how many of  them stand in line for a job.  I heard that WalMart will hire any evacuee, no matter what.  I wish they would report how many have been hired thus far.   I was watching Fox news the other day and one of the  guys they were talking to said something along the lines of "They aint helping us at all, its like they shipped us all on slave boats again"  He then said the F word, which Fox didn't see coming because you could hear it plain as day.  Now that is the state of mind of many of these people. Give me, give me.  The welfare system has tought many that the government will take care of them, they do not have to take care of themselves.  Now I am not talking about all the evacuees just the ones that are not used to fending for themselves.  

Okay, said what I had to say.  This just all gets to me.


I do agree with you, too. In the beginning
I found the posts hilarious as well. But I got rather turned off with Frankie Boy. Things got graphic and very disturbing. I think that is when everything started adding up for me.

I like when everyone sticks to a name, as well. Things get confusing! I just hope this stops with whoever is trying to ruin this board!
The beginning salary for (sm)
a GS-0640-5 is $24677. Top end at that grade is $32084. Some localities have a higher pay scale, depending on the local economy. It's likely there will be no chance of promotion unless your supervisor quits, retires, or dies and you happen to be selected for the position. You must work to age 65 or 20 years of service, which ever comes later. Search
for all federal job postings. If you decide to apply for a govt job, be sure to read the qualifications for the position. When you write your resume, use the exact terminology (keywords) as the job description. Some clerk who has never transcribed anything in her life will be the one to look at your resume and decide if you are qualified. The only thing she has to go on is the qualifications listed for the position. When you fill out your paperwork for your security clearance, do not lie about anything. They don't care what you've done in the past, they are looking for any secrets you might have. If you have secrets you can be blackmailed!
p.r.n. at the beginning of a sentence
P.r.n. is incorrect. The correct way to type this would be:
1. Ibuprofen p.r.n.
1. P.r.n. ibuprofen
Slow beginning
Paid by the line, my first job paid less than $2.00/hour.  First year earnings were about $10,000.  Currently, depending on the worktype and dictator available, working for a National, I earn an average of $16/hr with the worst times being $7.00/hr and the best times being in excess of $22/hr.  Again, the quality of the dictation makes a huge difference in production, obviously.  I use Instant Text, the Expander program, which has made a huge difference.
Thanks. Good tip. I was really beginning to wonder ! nm
It's a great beginning

I think it's great and a step in the right direction.  I think what this industry needs from us is proactive steps toward making it known to people outside of the industry just what is taking place.  If every MT concerned about their job security wrote letters to the President, their representatives, media people - reporters, in particular, and it began to resonate with people just what is taking place, maybe changes would actually happen.  It costs nothing to shoot off an email to a local reporter, a member of Congress, the Senate, etc.  Let's get them to pass laws making it illegal to send medical records overseas. 

Numbers at beginning of sentence

I know that if a number begins a sentence you spell it out, but I'm not sure about after a colon.  We type:

BLOOD LOSS:  50 cc.

but what about

FLUIDS:  500 cc normal saline. (?)

Does the "500" need to be spelled out since there are words after the quantity, or is it considered part of a sentence beginning with "FLUIDS?"

I'm beginning to think that the Kevin vote is
America making fun of American Idol. I can't see how he's gotten enough votes and I do really hope he doesn't last much longer as he's certainly not in a league with the rest of the performers on the show this year. I'm afraid Bucky will probably fall for the same reason. There are several really great performers this year, these 2 just aren't.
I am totally beginning to agree.
What other occupation that I know of can the employer get away with paying late, no benefits, and sometimes not paying at all.
I'll find it and let you know. I was beginning to think this was all about


Need advice on beginning MT Business


Was at my chiropractor's office today.  As the conversation progressed Dr. suggested that I might be able to get involved with their office doing MT work.  Offices in five states, new doctors that become busy need MTs to do their transcription.  I have owned my own business in the past and understand the in's and out's of that part of it.. My question is how would I set up a platform to do the work in case it would become busy enough to need another MT to help, software, expanders, etc.  I have a few very simple ideas like using MS Word and creating macros that can be sent to aother MT, etc.  but not sure that is what I would do.

Is there anyone out there with any suggestions or ideas?

Shift - home will do it backwards to the beginning
Beginning phase of Atkins - it's in his book. nm
I don't add it to the beginning as the noun is understood, especially if it a verbatim
account I would not change it.
ERs.. beginning/middle and end. Short story almost.
Add the Ctrl + B commands at the beginning and end of entry.
You click the command button in the Add window. The manual has more instructions.
chapped lips are caused from dehydration in the beginning and sm
chapsticks are a chain reaction causing continual need.
Site was foreign built from the beginning..just listed at top only for US
I work for a large company beginning with an "M" and make
10.5 for text and 7 cpl for speech recognition. I work 10 hours a week and make 800 a month. I'm old and slow too.
At the beginning, thought the whole thing had been a dream - thank goodness it wasn't.
Agree, we are only seeing the beginning of losing so many jobs overseas to India, China, etc., etc.,
This is a sad reality.  However, our country has let this go on for years now.
Mine are in year-round thank goodness! They've started their new year 2 months ago.
Union diesil mechanic - good pay, great benefits. We swap year to year on who brings home more sm
money.....but I am an IC and he has all the benefits...health insurance/dental that the company pays for, pension plan, 401k, etc.  Factor all of that in and he makes way more than I do.
to cowgirl - Last I knew, last year the job paid $25,000/year no taxes, etc.
The hospital was bombed about a year ago, but not a lot of damage, very minimal damage.
44-year-old WF, M, Texas, 3 grown kids, just had 26 year wedding anv.
nope, still crunching last few days of year to hit my 50k this year. how can you when you haven'
Thank you ghost! So true! So true! More than one person!
Yer crackin' me up! True, true, true! nm
Nothing this year. We ALWAYS got a cool surprise in the past, but this year nothing. :-( nm
After I went to a 1-year MT course at a vocational school, it was so bad that I did the 2-year colle
Not only did I finally receive the proper training, but the woman on the advisory board hired and mentored me. I also joined the local AAMT and networked. Good luck. I know how frustrating it can be. A community college will have a good program to include medical language, MT courses taught by local MTSOs, business English, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, etc.
I think he makes $700,000.00 a year, and if they ask him to walk before his first year MQ has...sm

to pay him a cool 1 million dollars.  You can check this out at the Medquist website.   I think the CFO makes $350,000 a year, and the head of IT makes $250.000 a year.

P.S.  This does not include the perks, like expense account, car allowance, sign-on bonus, etc. 

Our 16 year old son has been working for a year now to pay for his truck.
He's learning how to sand and do body work and how the engine and transmission go together. My parents didn't buy cars for my siblings and I either. I had a 20+ year old beater car until I could afford to move up to a a newer one.

I see all the nice new cars parked in the high school parking lot every day. It's nice that so many disrespectful punk kids get handed something nicer to drive than what all the teachers drive. Oh, well. Honestly, I think most of them borrow Mommy or Daddy's car or are the child of a doctor who can afford to hand them everything.

Hopefully, my kids will take better care of their cars because they bought and built them on their own. You're not going to grow up to be responsible if you don't work hard for something and expect Mommy and Daddy to bail you out all the time.

Oh, my Dad lectured us on even allowing our child to have a vehicle because Dad didn't have one until after he had worked his way through college, lettered on the football team, got straight As, lettered on the baseball team, yadda yadda. He either walked or hitched a ride. Yeah, well, times were different back then, Daddy-O. LOL At least my kid has the opportunity to work and earn his own car.
IC - 30 hours week, $98K last year. So far this year - 28K. sm
Individual IC - own account(s).
Not me, owed last year, and expect to owe this year- sm
or break even, had more expenses this year. Only owed $200 but still don't want to owe at all. Need to start doing estimated tax payments again so I don't owe! Guess I will get off my butt and do that this year.
Nothing new since the beginning of time..calories in, calories out. good food choices..portion size

ROFL!! true, so true! nm
true, true but out of about 90 flicks....1 or 2...nm

true, true - but what you see as arrogance...sm

I think a lot of people go the extreme -

so, if I had to be one way or the other (being a humble extremist myself...*LOL*), I'd rather have too much self-esteem than not enough (been there, done that the first 30 years!!! *L*).  And I am a truly humble person, been recognized for just that.....but because of *been there, done that* - and all sorts of therapies (not drug therapies), some end up the other way.  Oh well, this was a fun couple of posts - so I thought.

Gave me much to chew on :)  Have fun!  

True but to say there are no good MTs not true.
ROFLMAO!!!! so true! so true!
Everybody sees it but her, though! I love it! Thanks for the giggle! ":^)
come on.. you cannot compare a 2-year-old and a 15-year-old
46/F I have a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.