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Unhappy cable net user

Posted By: potatoMT on 2006-10-19
In Reply to: Verizon DSL versus Adelphia cable internet - sm - Kimberly

I am on cable internet right now and it is always going out.  I was on Verizon DSL prior to cable and if I could switch back to DSL I would, but it is not offered where I live, only cable, so I am stuck.  There is not a huge difference in speed between DSL or cable.  I know you can pay a little more for the faster DSL package.  I don't know what your paying now, but I pay $50 a month for cable internet and I was told i could get a way faster speed on DSL for less than that per month.  Personally, I prefer DSL over cable just for the fact it only went out on me once in the 1-1/2 years I was on DSL.  I have been on cable 1-1/2 years and I was down just the other day for over 4 hours.   I lose cable connect every month. 

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My telephone service is VOIP, but it s through my cable service, along with my cable internet. .
We have had VOIP for about a year now and I love it. I really can't tell a difference in traditional service, except the price. One of the best calls of my life was to Bellsouth to cancel our service!
Comcast cable has ULD that goes through their cable sm
and there are no limitations. I asked them. They said that you could use the phone 24/7 and it would make no difference. The cable modem has a telephone connection and backup battery in there, all in one unit. If you lose your power, the backup battery kicks in for 12 hours I think they said. I personally was reluctant but it is clearer than Verizon regular phone service. Clear as a bell! It is $39.95 a month. If you have any cable service, you might want to check and see if they have this. This is VOiP protocol but I just have never seen anything that was as clear as theirs.

If Comcast has this, it is my guess that the other cable internet services either have it or will have it in the future. This is fairly new with Comcast.
Who said I was unhappy?
I never said that. The funny thing is, I am extremely happy at Medquist. I am a high producer too. So, don't act like you know anything about me. What I know about you is that you are pathetic and you are coming on here all day and night and harrassing people on this board. It is sickening. So, have you decided who you are going to be tomorrow? Or, isn't this about the time when you start posting things and then answering yourself? ROFLMAO. Can't wait. Everyone, please stay tuned for the show!
Maybe she was just really unhappy with where she was (sm)
Sometimes people just end up in situations where they don't belong and are miserable and have to make a change. I'm sure it's nothing personal against you.
another unhappy MT
I have been sitting here all night trying to find a solution to this very problem, like I have many nights for the last several months.  I am considering going to nursing school and giving up MT for good. I have never wanted to do anything but transcribe, have over 20 years experience just like you, but the inhouse hospital jobs are gone, as are the days of getting paid by the gross line, this editing crap is the final straw, I can no longer recommend this profession to anyone.  It's really sad that nobody values the experienced MT anymore, the ones who take pride in their work, really sad..........................my income has gone from a net of $1300.00 every 2 weeks to barely more than $300.00!  My husband passed away not too long ago and I am on my own now, really scary.
Don't worry -- they are the unhappy ones...
doubt they will ever find satisfaction with their attitudes.

They should be pitied for their woeful disposition.

They are embarassing themselves.
unhappy with mq supes
I know what you mean. I don't need constant contact with my supe, but when my grandmother passed away, my supe didn't say anything about it, no sorry, condolences, or anything!
Oh lighten up, unhappy one

unhappy people
I agree. They could care less. There has to be an end game. Maybe they're getting ready to do the India thing.
I agree. If you are unhappy with your job
for whatever reason (lack of work, jerks in mgmt) leave it and find another company -- there are others. If you don't want to edit, opt out. If you don't like the new plan, quit. Life is too short to waste time worrying about what might be forthcoming on 10/1.
To unhappy MQ oldtimer
Line rates can be deceiving.  I make 8.5 cpl now, made 10 cpl for MQ.  I'm much better off emotionally, mentally, physically and financially with the 8.5 cpl. 
So....unhappy MDI-MTs - any idea where you will
look if it comes down to having to find work somewhere else?
Does husband know how unhappy you are? SM
Men are dense. I'm not kidding. You have to beat them over the head for them to understand. I'm with the woman below who says it will be tough for single mother with two small children.

Encourage him to attend counseling with you. Some people will say it will not work, but, believe or not, most men are scared silly of being alone and will at least try to keep the marriage together. Good luck. I mean it.
some people are just so unhappy,
I am unhappy about it, but those are the rules
No young lady here is happy about it. I'm tired of being called a lier. This was in place for years. My 40-year-old friend had to get one as she never had a license until now. I'm not crazy. I do not need help and I'm sick of being called a lier here. No, this was not in place when I was 16 and getting a perment to drive. As for my daughter being sexually active, she is focused on school and works from home typing phone notes for doctors along side me-- her choice. She will be starting a new job in the summer. She doesn't date and rarely goes out. So no, she has better things to do than screw around wth the opposite sex at this point in her life. Not all teenagers are bed jumpers. I'm not blind. I know some girls are, but she is not. I know her friends, they spend a lot of time together. Sex isn't an issue right now.
No, lots others unhappy here but
have more years than you and I work for lower wages but I am no longer having to provide for kids, etc. My pay now is not for every aspect of my life financially like it used to be. What I would say and have said this, if you don't make enough, if unhappy, things are not changing in this field, pay has gone lower over the years and you need to get more than 1 job to live on or move on.
not new or unhappy. having fun. wrong on all counts.
wouldn't want to be ya.
Yes, rather be lonely and happy then with a guy and unhappy

Thank you for post. I was so much happier when I had my 3 years of single life after my divorce and before I met him. My daughter and I were on our own, I had life by the horns. I didn't have much, but was so DARN happy and CONTENT. Funny how life works.

The mortgage I am looking at for lender #1 is WHEDA 5.375 interest, 30 year fixed. #2 is anywhere from 6 to 6.25 I have been told, 30 year fixed. The problem with the place is the real estate taxes are very high.

I will keep board posted. I am sure I will have my moments.

lol You're no employer, just an unhappy worker trying to cause
Good funny though.
Leave. For goodness sakes, if you're unhappy
get out. Stop this juvenile whine and complain behavior.

The only thing more ridiculous than your incessant whining is the fact that you have NO IDEA yet what the new plan is. You have nothing to base it on. What? The 20% ASR reduction? That was foretold upfront...it was a pilot program and the rates would be adjusted later. Well, later is here, people. This is not a new business concept. This happens all the time. The phone company does it with new services, industries do it with new products. You have an option -- opt out of ASR and transcribe. YOU HAVE A CHOICE.

Stop trying to incite panic. It's embarassing for supposedly mature, intelligent people to be acting like this. Grow up.

Reliable Internet Service? Currently using Earthlink and very unhappy.
I've been using Earthlink as my ISP but this past year the service has gone downhill.  I've been without service at least four times this year for anywhere between a few hours to a day.  Plus all tech support is out of the country so you spend more time than necessary asking the tech to repeat the instructions.  I'm looking at Verizon right now.  Comcast is not recommended.  Thanks
very unhappy verizon customer, i switched about 6 months ago
Time to move on if so unhappy! I've left
Sounds like exactly how I feel. MQ has a tremendous amount of unhappy people and could care less.
sorry - just used a new user name
didn't know it was taken by somebody else who everybody seems to think so little of. I am NOT whatever MTMommy you all are referring to. Sorry. Just looking for a little knowledge here about what I might be reasonably be able to charge when I am asked... would not want to shortchange myself.
USER too! NM
new Cox user need help sm
I will be having cox installed next week, I understand I can get a wireless router for one computer but they said I would have to purchase a wireless "card" for my others. I have an Acer and a Gateway, plus a Dell laptop aside from the one I am having Cox installed on. How can I get a wireless card for each of these computers and are they hard to install? They are "older" but still work fine for the kids, etc. Thanks for any help.
Ex-MJ user (sm)
Is there anyone who has had phone cards work for them?  The ones I have seen are at least 4 cents a minute.  But, has anyone found that phone cards is the answer to ULD?  I am new to this and scrambling to find something to replace MJ. 
as a user of VR with my job

I gotta admit that I love these bloopers. 


VR is only as good as the user,

and it won't pick up background noise if you have a noise-cancelling microphone (like I do).

Here's a report I dictated yesterday. I think it had one error (it typed breed instead of bleed), but that was because it was the end of the day and I was getting tired. Judge VR for yourself (and see my note after the report)-

The patient is a 57-year-old male with a history of hypertension, who was found on the floor by his son.  The son heard the patient fall and then heard banging on the floor.  At the time of initial evaluation, the patient was verbalizing although the patient could not understand what he was trying to say.  The patient had a left hemiparesis.  The paramedics were called but by the time they arrived the patient was unresponsive, however, he was reported to have a gag reflex and he was breathing spontaneously.  The patient was transported to our facility for further evaluation and management.

On arrival in the emergency department the patient was found to be entirely unresponsive, therefore, he underwent tracheal intubation for airway protection and to provide ventilatory support.  He was found to be hypertensive at the time of his evaluation in the emergency department.  The patient subsequently underwent a CT scan of his head.  This revealed a hemorrhage into the basal ganglia and ventricles.  There was mild ventriculomegaly and the basal cisterns were tight.  Additional evaluation in the emergency department demonstrated that the patient had left ventricular hypertrophy on electrocardiogram but without evidence of acute myocardial ischemia.  He was noted to have severe renal failure with a BUN of 95 and a creatinine of 9.8.  The patient's blood sugar was 229. The patient had placement of an EVD and was transferred to the intensive care unit for further management.

Since admission to the intensive care unit the patient has remained hypertensive.  His systolic blood pressure has been as high as 190.  His current blood pressure is 140/80.  The patient is receiving a propofol infusion.  He has not required any additional hypertensive therapy at the present time.  The propofol was used because the patient did become agitated, although he was not awake enough to adequately protect his airway.

Since admission the patient's intracranial pressure has varied between 8 and 16.  He has required CSF drainage of about 10 mL per hour.  His cerebral perfusion pressures have remained satisfactory.  He has been in sinus rhythm with a heart rate of 80.  He has not had any ectopy despite the acute intraventricular bleed.

The patient remains intubated and mechanically ventilated.  With slow ventilatory support, his gas exchange has been satisfactory.  We are providing assist-control ventilation to optimize his gas exchange, but we will attempt to keep his pCO2 between 30 and 35.  Lung fields are clear and there is no evidence that he had aspiration at the time of his bleed.

The patient was also noted to be hyperglycemic.  He is receiving an insulin infusion to optimize his glucose control, and the insulin infusion will be adjusted as needed.

Because of the patient's severe uremia he will require dialysis.  Currently, his potassium is not elevated and his intravascular level appears satisfactory.

The nephrologists have spoken to the patient's personal physician.  By history, the patient has had progressive renal failure although he has not require dialysis.  He is also known to have hypercholesterolemia and cardiomyopathy.  He has had deteriorating mental status over the past few weeks, which may reflect his progressive uremia.  He will require dialysis in addition to continued ventilatory support and management of his intracranial pressure.

P.S.  For the record, I dictated this report, if you will excuse the cliche, like a bat out of hell. All I know is I completed 36:23 of dictation in about 1 hour 15 min, and it had 626 lines.

Still think VR is such a bad product? 

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I've taken phentermine off and on for the last 15 years after quiting smoking and gaining 25 pounds. The only problem is,  once you stop taking it the weight comes back on. I have had no health problems from this medication, SO FAR.
Is there a way to search by user name? (sm)
Is there a way to search MTStars by user name?  For instance, if I want to search my past posts?  I tried using the search at the top but it didn't work. 
I have WP 10 and I like it. User friendly. sm

I've used MS Word too, but there really isn't that much difference and its easy to learn.


Shorthand user who needs help.
User software

user software

shorthand user here -
love it!
Very user friendly
Although I was a newbie at the time, after finishing a MT course, they first had me on Dictaphone and then trained us on Escription/Edit Script. It was much, much easier than Dictaphone and any MT with experience would find it very easy to use. There really is not that much training needed---just to learn the commands, which is included in the tutorial. It really is a great platform.
Not a c-phone user, however here's something



EMAIL THE BLUE "that might be beneficial (sm)" link to ENTER.  Keep in mind you are only entering the contest.  A winner will be drawn and a post will be made.

Full details about the Scavenger Hunt can be found by reading the Sticky Ad posted at the top of the Main board.


How user friendly is it really?
eScription user (sm)
Win XP, MS Word 2003 is required since 2000 is not supported by eS any longer.  At least 512 for memory.  You're going to love it.
It is very user friendly...
...I think you'll like it.  Good luck!
Yep, VERY user friendly...
You'll be up and running into no time. :-)
I don't think it is very user friendly - sm
I used it for a day I think and then quit, hated it. Too many steps up to actually working and it was just a pain in the butt to use. There are many platforms that are much better than EMDAT.
very user friendly, productive ...
i was disappointed my lines didn't increase more dramatically over old system -- but there was an increase. I like it well enough i hope i never have to use another system. Maybe the 'decrease' in lines others report is due to messing around on the internet instead of working, as 2 minutes here and there really can add up...
It would be one thing if we actually had to register with user IDs.
Other than that, I'll bet there are many NYMTs out there. It's not like the person was deliberately trying to impersonate you or steal your identity. Come up with something less common.
software that is user friendly (sm)
I'm not sure of the difference between software and a platform, but I just want to work for a company whose program is easy to work on, not a lot of glitches, freezes, server problems, etc. etc.  That defeats the whole purpose of what we were hired to do - TRANSCRIBE.  Also when there is a problem, it would be nice to have someone be able to help you quickly.
line counter user too
You know, I NEVER thought about the feature in Word (using Word's total char w/spaces/65 = total line count. It never occurred to me that that doesn't count hard page breaks, tabs, or returns! I feel really stupid. I've always just trusted that that is the way things are done (thinking that TX companies are actually treating the MTs fairly concerning pay). And the thing that makes me so mad is that, that is the way most transcription companies have you figure your lines! Because apparently that's the way their customers ask/tell them to bill them! Something is definitely wrong with this picture. We, as MTs need to stand up and just not take it anymore! I'm TIRED of just taking what they make us take. Granted, I'm sure there are actually some decent, honest Tx companies who actually pay for all characters/keys used, but I'd have to say, by and large, that is just not the case.

Having said all that, I have one client that I also bill using Instant Text Pro V line count software and I love it. But I have worked for other companies in the past who used strictly the Word method of counting characters w/spaces and dividing that by 65. How unfair is that? All this time! Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
as a previous dial up user--sm
and I too had earthlink with accelerator...I found nothing that would make it go any faster. It is not just your computer, it is their servers, as well. If they don't have the server capacity, it does not matter how much processor speed your computer has, it just will not go any faster. I am sorry. I gave up on it and got cable. much happier.