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Posted By: sm on 2007-10-06
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Never having had anything abnormal come back before, I immediately began freaking out. It is nice to know you have the support of your online MT family to help calm your nerves. They must not be too worried about because I can't get in to the GYN for 3-1/2 weeks. I will try not to worry.

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Thanks for the support, all (sm)

You know what's funny, is that every time I post I end up getting one semi-uncalled-for response, and it's always from a person by the same name!

I had one lady email me saying that I "could be arrested" for writing a check knowing I didn't have money in the account. Ummm... No. That's why I have overdraft protection, like I said in my original post. I'm okay this morning, but I was a total sobbing mess last night and I think I made that pretty clear in my post.  So someone emails me after I already said that I had overdraft protection and tells me that I could get arrested?  And it's always the same person?

Geez, lady. Way to kick someone who is already down.  (And I've never heard of anyone being arrested for using their overdraft protection!)  There's at least one jerk on every message board, though, right?

But to the rest of you... THANK YOU!



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My husband used to try to deter me from doing what I am doing now, but he has seen my mood drop and my countenance become sort of bitter over the last couple of years and it really worried him.  He said if it would make me happy, to do it.  It took awhile, but he is all for it now--especially on the days when I actually bring in a couple of hundred dollars from what I am doing.  It's harder on the days when I make about 25 cents. 


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It seems there are several of us who feel this way about this. I knew I couldn't be the only one. As for the crabby posts and the hate mail I got this evening, I'm not concerned. There are always one or two in the bunch who are wound too tight. But WOW, you'd think I just shot their puppy or something, huh? What can you do. I'm just happy that it's their problem and not mine.

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We have a newer prosecuter in one of our local county's who started a new program to go after deadbeat parents.  3 times a year, she post the pictures of the worst offenders on the front pages of the newpapers, along with how much they owe...usually has a pretty good rate of call in's to report seeing them.  She's also working extremely hard to get the state to NOT renew drivers lisc. on any of those who are over 2,000 in arrears.

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Now how the heck do you think he got to the 30 grand mark if the wage order was working........duh  Good luck, been there before and glad mine has paid on time.

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be sure you get child support

It might not be much, but it will help. I didn't have the option of working fulltime from home when my son was small, so I had to put him in daycare. Found a reasonable sitter who was very reliable. But to supplement my day income, I did work part-time at night. I fed him, helped him with homework, bathed him and then put him down for bed and THEN went to work at home, many nights until 1 a.m.God gives us strength to get through things when we need it, cause I certainly don't think I could do it now! It will not be easy for you with 2 young children, but it can be done. It will require sacrifices, but don't sacrifice time with your children or time for yourself! Do a lot of praying.  God Bless and I wish you the best. Keep a support group around you as much as possible.  

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That I support his lazy ass (nm)
Update--thanks for your support sm
Well, I did file that complaint and I did see the doctor. No broken bones but plenty of bruises with pictures to boot. It will be a couple of days before the dogs go for a walk, though, since my hand and leg are pretty sore, but they will survive. I will just go play ball with them in the yard for now. They will be content with that. I'm mad as heck because I may still lose the complaint thing, but it's worth a try. It just fries me when owners don't take responsibility for their dogs actions.
How much support is normal?

The company I am with is pushing hard for MTs to go from clinic and ER notes to acute care.  After 4 years, I feel like I am ready for this but this company offers extremely little in the way of samples, maybe 2 or 3 on some of the toughest authors; no way to review reports that have been sent for editing, and no way to communicate with others working in your accounts.

I have the basic format of the work down but the authors can be very tough to learn with no feeback.  There also does not seem to be any kind of raise involved, so if I can do 250 LPH doing clinic notes why struggle through that with a company that does not seem real inclined to help?  For those who do acute care, do you prefer it or do you do it for more money?

RE: How much support is normal?
Do you not want to increase your knowledge/transcription skills? Do you not want to increase your employability? A good Transcriptionist seeks to broaden their base of knowledge and experience in all medical specialities, not just a few. It is not all about money, providing a service (ultimately to the patient) is one of my impressions of being a "good/great" transciptionist.
THANKS SO MUCH to all of you for your kindness and support (sm)
I sooooo much appreciate all of you and nice to know I have so many friends out there. I don't get to see my internist until next week but you have really calmed me down a bunch. I will take your advice and try to put this out of my mind for now. Once again, thank you; you just don't know how much comfort you have given me.
go to START look for where is says Help/support sm
click and see if you see
system restore and click, really nothing to it, done is several time. Take a look around, it is already set up need to just click
Thank you all for your ideas and support (sm)
Over the past couple of days, I have applied, tested and tested some more and I believe I have found a good fit. It's higher pay and better benefits. I think I would have stuck in my supposed comfy corner, afraid to reach out, but I took a chance and did well with testing for acute care and accepted a position locally. You all were very helpful and boosting me in that direction.

Thanks and wish me luck!
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do you believe it... even psych MEDS are not covered on my plan???

(yes, I am presently shopping around for new insurance LOL!)

You raise a good point though... just try doing it w/o a psych referral first. Interesting. Thanks!

All the wonderful and varied input here; you guys are great. Thank you so much.
I support your efforts!
I am proud of you for trying to get some local business away from being sent overseas! I don't really have an answer for you because I work for a local doctor and am paid hourly (work at home, though). The doctor likes this because they have a lot of "canned text" that he would not like paying me for over and over.

However, I would say that 8 or 9 cents a line is more than fair. I think you need to point out the ADVANTAGES to him of paying you this, such as keeping the work in this country, great turnaround tme, personalized attention, and whatever else you can think of.

Please let us know how this turns out. In the beginning, I offered to take Friday's work home on a trial basis and do it for free to get started. The doctor was pleased with my work and hired me. We are pulling for you! Hope you don't get a lot of naysayers on here asking you why bother - that is so annoying. We MUST all try to do whatever we can do at this point.
Thank you, for the support - cool! NM