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We just want to see what you are living, talking about. It sounds great sm

Posted By: we won't be disappointed on 2006-07-17
In Reply to: Pictures - Patti

the actual abode isn't as important as the ambience. I am so envious. Obviously, from the pix below of the vacation rental, people buy up the luxury places and rent them out for big bucks.

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Sounds like you are living beyond
your means or you've got absolutely the lowest paying 3 positions in the world, which still means you are living beyond your means if you can't afford to simply live.

The house pymt, car pymt and utilities and food -- those things are supposed to be put on "the paper" when you budget.

I feel for you but something truly isn't adding up here. I don't believe you're in as hot water as you say. SOunds like either super poor money mgmt or a strange sense of priorities.

Either way, good luck.

Can't say I make a great living, but...
I support myself, my disabled husband, and also have 2 grown children at home, which the one pays his bills, but the other is having problems. We are buying our home, paying for our car, and still have enough to eat out a couple of times a week. I make more at home than if I go back out into the work place.
Sounds like you are talking
about the difference between clinic work and hospital work.  I, too, have been doing this a long time, both clinic and hospital work, but it has been a long time since I have been able to do hospital work as one long document.  I did at one time, but it was so long ago, I also had a manual line counter, like a ruler, that I had to use to count each page after I printed it myself!  Things have changed.  There are, however, still smaller companies where you can transcribe one doctor's work all in one document.  I actually work for a company right now part-time doing clinic work, and each doctor's work for each date goes in one long Word document.  We use Abacus as our  line counter, and we still get paid gross lines. 
Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
This sounds like a parent talking...

I never want anyone to think I am yelling at them, even if something is a MAJOR no-no. 

The above is what the poster wrote.  I am not saying that I don't think her approach is good.  I am just stating that words like MAJOR no-no are as if she is talking to a child.  That's all I was pointing out.  I don't like baby talk when it comes to being professional.  Do we not strive for professionalism in this business? 

So, some of you here like being talked to like a baby?  That makes QA so special and great?      

A little please and thank you goes a long way.  I don't need a QA person to be sugary sweet to get the point.  We are adults here.

It sounds like you were talking about your own family
I think you overstepped your boundaries a lot. You really sound halfway hysterical on this posting. I can only imagine what you were like in working around this person. If I had such feelings working there, I probably would have quit. You got overinvolved in a place where you should have distanced yourself more. If not able to keep on a patient/worker relationship you should have quit. I rescue animals and I read about ones needing saving but as my daughter tells me, Mamma, you can't rescue them all.
It sounds like you are talking about canker sores
in which case, no, you won't develop cancer from those. I have had a susceptibility to those all my life. They hurt, but they are not dangerous.

The kinds of mouth ulcers you want to watch for are the kind that don't hurt, but are just there and don't go away even after several weeks. Those you want to worry about.

All the above being said, I'm not a doctor and if you have something that really concerns you it never hurts to have a doctor check you out.
It sounds like you are talking about a separate platform
in addition to the Express Scribe. Maybe part of those steps would work for the OP, though.
Got my chuckle for the night, doc talking about breath sounds - sm
and how the lungs were clear, etc. then the next sentence is "the patient is currently not breathing", just funny after the previous sentences on his lung sounds.  Also diagnosed at age 2, however the child is only 14 months old, hmmm, nice trick there!  Presume he means 2-months but will have to question it though since he did not say!
Wow! Sounds great. Thanks so much. (nm)
Sounds great, but...
I am in the middle of remodeling my home although we're at a standstill right now. It's an older home that needs a lot of work. I wonder if it would be too much to ask a housekeeper to come in and attempt to clean with all this going on? I'm in a mess and need help desparately. I live with my mother-in-law to be, my finacee, and one child. I am pretty much the sole provider and take care of most of the housekeeping chores. Needless to say, it's quite overwhelming! I wonder if a housekeeper could help us out? I feel sure he/she would take a load off what I have to do.
Sounds Great!
Especially on a hot summer day. You wouldn't want to send some up to WI, would you? lol
Sounds great, thanks!

Sounds great
Sounds great - Compose a letter for me!
All right! Sounds like a great GIG!

That is great, but sounds like you have
your own accts, not the nationals. I care absolutely nothing anymore about working my behind off. I find mine as easy as pie, no printing nor delivering and it suits me. I think you are lucky but I doubt the majority on here do their own accts nor make what you do. I was just giving an example when they were talking about the low pay of VRing. I think some are so afraid of probably what is inevitable, that is why the vents against. I live in a community surrounded by hospital and many medical offices. I would never want to straight type again, even at the price you say you made. Mine is so simple now and simple is what I enjoy in my golden years.
Sounds great but there is no work!
Well, I tried posting but it disappeared.  Will just say I show up to work but there isn't any (have several accounts).  So the bonus which is what I consider my "sick leave" - is not attainable.  So much for working for MQ.  And now I hear of more accounts they are losing.  But they never tell the MTs. 
The above sounds like a great idea for you
Good luck. Hopefully the friends invited are there because they'd be alone otherwise. Maybe water down the booze hehe.

This year Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are me and my roomie (plus the ankle-biters). Quiet day, small dinner (i.e., turkey roast instead of turkey, just a couple of veggies, rolls (pre-made yikes), and dressing (cornbread, and she's anti-cornbread - sheesh!!!, but tough luck, I'm cooking LOL).

I'm having Christmas with one son and the grandkids the Thurs. before Christmas (he's a roughneck so will be working, plus trying to fit in 2 more sets of us grandparents), one son is in FL (just moved there, I can't afford to visit yet), one is overseas in the warzone. I just lost my dad last year, and lost mother in '91, so a quiet Christmas with my friend/roomie, watching FUNNY movies (and some football!!) is the order of the day.
Sounds great. Can you explain?
My autocorrect has plain text checked and it is grayed out so I cannot change it to format. You must have done this shortcut in formatted text right?
Great idea! Sounds like fun!
I hope moderator will consider it!!!
Sounds great - thanks a bunch! nm
Congratulations! It sounds like a great job.
Haha! That sounds great....
I need to have something to strap my butt in on those days where I get too distracted. :)

I will check that out...thanks.
That sounds so great- where I work
the chairs are unbelievable- they are horrible. They will special order a better chair for you if you need it but it takes like 3 months, and it is always the same kind of chair from the same place and if it doesn't work for you, oh well. The seat pan doesn't adjust, and it needs to. They pay 1200 bucks for these chairs, when they could get a dozen better ones for the same price.

Wouldn't you think a hospital of all places would understand the importance of ergonomics for their employees?? :rolleyes

Interestingly the conference rooms have wonderful chairs and I usually snag one at night and just put it back when I leave.
Sounds like a great marriage you have there...

It sounds **great** ... Good luck! sm
They'll probably already have all the reference materials you need! My hospital did. I don't think it will take you a long time to get comfortable there. It sounds like a terrific gig!
After we donate (I just did) how do we "pull from the bag"? Sounds fun AND for a great cause!
I agree -- go for it. After all, 9 cpl is not all that great for IC work, and it sounds like you nm
Sounds great. Hope you love it! (nm)
First, congrats on your new job - sounds great -see inside
One thing I would suggest is the electronic version of Stedman's Orthopedic word book and the Neurology word book. There are others too. Sure beats looking through a paper copy and more professional as it looks as if you are working on the computer instead of stopping and looking in a book. This saves me time also. Again I am sure you will do great! Best wishes!
Sounds great. You gonna pay the bills for
Get Momma's recipe while you're at it. Sounds great! nm

Sounds great! I may make that tomorrow night.
Sounds like a great idea, would flush their "profits" - sm
right down the drain, and may cause them to raise their prices to the same level--the only down side I see is that if they turn in "superior product" and are equal to or better than what is produced in the U.S. then the argument that the offshore work sucks would go bye-bye, and offshore would continue to get our potential work, possibly more of it IF they keep the price down at their end. The other thing is actually getting on of those offshore companies to pay that kind of money; for it they will get mucho production, probably 500-800 lines an hour churned out, which would be difficult to do IF the work is in bad shape. I love the idea but not sure it would help U.S. MTs in the long run (presuming you are trying to do that).
sounds like a great career move...30 years ago!
I'm glad they screened you well and did not notice you had already paid your dues, so to speak (and I'm not talking about AAMT dues). :)
with such great documentation, it sounds to me like you should be able to call the labor board
or at least unemployment...it is something you really should consider. there are civil service jobs, if you do not want to work at home, and you can get help finding a job that way.

this is what is needed when going to the labor board so they get a clear-cut look at what is happening in this business.

just because it saves a buck, should not mean employees should be able to be treated like dirt...

you have been pushed out of your job, sounds like, and that at least qualifies for unemployment.

believe me, any other job you find out there will be almost the same, but you could collect some money while you look for something with the same pay, am I correct?

SE or not, too, you have lost YOUR LIVELIHOOD. what do people think, like okay you have no way to make a living now...
Sounds like a great way to use the skills you already have, but you have a real career with a future
This sounds like my kind of relationship! No great expectations and you can relax
I always have a fear of disappointing people. It has caused me to isolate myself...
Sounds like Spheris and Precycse. A great excuse not to raise your pay based on QA.

MQ can hire more QA to justify not paying MTs more.  Nice.  All the people who have been working on MQ accounts for years are now subject to QA to lower their pay in some cases.  What a scam MQ runs.

Yep, he's smart! A tent sounds great! My youngest just got her's 2 months ago, and my poor hus
Well, suffice it to say, he just shuddered...and got a tent...
Sounds like Rodney King after he wreaked havoc and caused a great race riot.
Quit calling people FOOLS and then asking if we can't get along. 
Wait a minute, I'm not just talking about the boards, I'm talking about the news article.


"JLG has a contract with Arrendale Associates/ A+Network/CBay Scribe, which the group says is in India.
A letter from JLG to Barbara Dingman, chief compliance officer and director of health information management, says all medical transcriptionists assigned to the Medical Center Hospital account live in the U.S. and all work is done in America."

But yet they do business with Arrendale/A+/CBay, what am I missing here?

You betcha! Sounds great! Though I would prefer warm champagne to warm milk, OK??
I'll be waiting...just honk twice! I'll put Dr. Mumble Mouth on hold, and dash away before he's done chewing and swallowing...
I'm talking about MT school, not K-12, which is where I learned most of what you are talking abou
My clients DO NOT LIKE IT when I correct their wrong crap - did you actually read what I said?
I'm not talking about ignorant as in grammar or spelling. I'm talking about sm
ignorant in general.
Anybody know what living in Ky is like?

You want to make a living don't you?
Then you listen to idiot dictators.  You want to be in the spotlight and be on TV, stay in Aruba.  You want to grieve the loss of your daughter privately, stay at home and appoint a spokesperson.  You ultimately make choices about what you do based on facts and necessities.  It is NOT NECESSARY for Mrs. Twitty to be in Aruba or if she decides she rests more easily in Aruba it is NOT NECESSARY for her to give press conferences acusing people of being criminals or incompetency. 
the living conditions

The only life they know is confinement and pain.  From the little I let myself watch, they have absolutely no room to move, they are crammed and shoved in together.  They don't get to roam and do whats natural to them outdoors.  They are being born and raised primarily to be brutalized for crop.  Like a canned food factory.  They get their body parts cut off, injuries from other animals, and have to live in physical pain until they are ready to be put out of their misery for whatever purpose they serve.

In all honesty, I absolutely love meat and enjoy it on rare occasions, and it is meant for us to consume.  There is another way to do it!  They cannot be treated as if they do not have feelings, they 'feel' pain, the mother's are distressed when their calves are taken away, the calves are scared, you see it in their eyes, as another living thing, you have got to connect with this.  Its an awful way for any living thing to go through, even in a short time. 

I can see being raised on a farm, room to roam, be outside, run, eat normally, socialize with their breed, have a life.  They do not know the better that they are being raised for our consumption, there are living in peace without pain and living freely.  Being crammed, thrown around, beaks cut off, having throats slit, hung upside down while still alive thriving in pain is not a peaceful life. 

wouldn't that be the living end?

Talk about production!!!

However, that only works if the person who has dictated the voice file is also the one who trained Dragon on the system. IOW, Dr Smith has DNS 8 Med Suite in his office, and he's trained it enough to provide a good level of accuracy. He can dictate into the mobile unit, say, after seeing a patient, but things still have to be in the same manner that he dictates into DNS on his home system. He can give the voice file to his office manager to upload and do the editing.

But you can't do that with Dr Smith's dictation, unless Dr Smith has sat at your computer and trained it. As soon as you input the voice file, your system will give you a great big "do what?"

I hope this explains things better.

living it for the past 2.5 yrs---
my ex quite working a legal job so he doesn't have to pay support.  my 3 yo son was able to get insurance through the state but it was very hard to get (and didn't keep it) they don't cover that much. the state keeps rewriting the laws and cut benefits each time.  I'm an ic and have my own health ins for my son and myself. I'm robbing peter to pay paul right now and probably will be for a long time.  we're doing without a lot of things so that I don't have to take a job outside of the house not to mention that I couldn't afford full time child care.   I would try getting extra side jobs so that you could stay home.   I worked 3 jobs for 2 years and went down to one job that promised full time work a couple of months ago and needless to say they haven't kept up their end of the deal-as usual-so I'm looking to pick up at least 1 other job.  the peace of mind knowing that I'm here and flexible, especially if my son gets sick, isn't worth trading right now.
Look at working for a living like this: (SM)

YOU don't work for SOMEONE/COMPANY.  You work for yourself (even if you're an employee).  I say that because you are working to provide your own needs, not those of whomever benefits from your work.  You arre responsible for providing for yourself and it is your personal responsibility to make sure your own needs are met.  If the beneficiary of your need to work (i.e., pay bills, earn money, whatever) is not providing what you need, you owe it to yourself to take care of yourself and find enough work to achieve that goal.

Now, I'm not saying don't have a team attitude or be selfish, demanding, negative, self centered, but when you think about it, NO one is going to take better care of you than YOU!  If you are sitting around waiting for someone else to take care of you, then you are not taking care of yourself.  Get proactive!  Find a supplement source of income.  The first company doesn't need to know what you are doing...besides, if you are an IC, by IRS guidelines, YOU are in control, not them.  They only need you IF they need you and have no obligation to be reliable in meeting your financial needs.

Really meaning to help.

off my