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Were documents signed initially that focused on such an event?

Posted By: Lender notifies lienholder on 2005-07-06
In Reply to: thanks for the info, pls see message, more ?'s - worried


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    When I stressed the important of having medical documents (legal documents)
    on the patient's chart (there are outpatient exams done. Hospital is in the outpatient business), the woman said that if there is a serious finding on an exam, the radiologist will call the referring physician and tell him by phone!

    This, my friends, is the result of hiring people who have no real background in the medical field (the lead MT never worked anywhere prior to this job, got on-the-job training and has, through a dominant personality, created a tight circle of workers which are marked up of friends from her life and church services over a 15 year period.

    But it's a cultural event that's been around since 1966!

    How did it come about then that a "holiday" that was "invented" less than 40 years ago (apparently to create a semblance of culture for the otherwise cultureless) has become more acceptable to acknowledge one that has been around for 16 centuries!


    It's so condescending and ridiculous that if it weren't so darned outright offensive it would be laughable.

    But it isn't.
    If they are like wedding announcements, you do it AFTER the event - sm
    if you are inviting people to attend then I would think 3-4 weeks prior to the event.
    and don't flame me.. .I know Kwanza is a cultural event, not
    Stayin focused

    Here are my ideas for staying focused on your work and achieving better productivity.

    1.  Keep your body healthy.  Get a good night's sleep each night so that you will be alert for work each day.  Most people require at least 7 hours a night to be at their optimal best, regardless of what they may believe.  Avoid snacking at your desk or, if you must snack, make it a healthy snack such as carrot sticks, broccoli, celery with peanut butter, etc., and not junk food like chips, candy, crackers, etc.  Remember....garbage in, garbage out.  Always have a good breakfast, preferrably with protein such as eggs or cheese, to help jumpstart your day and give you stamina.  Don't work through lunch but rather always break for lunch and, again, make sure you have a protein in it.

    2. Keep your environment healthy.  I work much better with a clean desk.  Don't let your desk become the household catchall for the kids' school papers, permission slips, stray toys, stacks of bills, unopened mail, and catalogs....all of which draw your attention away from work and cause your productivity to suffer.  Make sure your desk and chair are ergonomic and that your reference material is in easy reach....and not piled up on your desk which only creates distraction.  Keep your desk visually appealing.

    3.  Allow yourself some "play time."  Give yourself a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon to do whatever....whether it be surfing the net, throwing on a load of clothes to wash, or whatever.  Set a timer for 10 minutes and do not allow yourself to go over that.

    4.  Set mini production goals for yourself and challenge yourself to meet them.  Once you meet a goal, raise the bar a bit and go for it again.  Type uninterrupted for a hour and see just how much you can accomplish.

    Most concentration problems can be resolved without the aid of medications, either prescription or herbal, and the side effects of a lot of these medications far outweigh the benefits.  Make this an absolute last choice and only consider it after truly trying to alter your work habits and work environment so that you are more rested, focused and less distracted and ONLY after seeing your physician.  Hope these suggestions help.


    To stay focused sm
    I keep my bills in plain site. Nothing motivates me better.  LOL
    Focused- easy for me
    Knowing that I will be making the money that I want to make.
    Everyone seems to be focused on the foot pedal
    problem. My main concern is the poor technical support, or lack thereof, i.e., autocorrect function not installed as it should be and firewall problem not resolved as stated it would be. Oh well.
    any tips on how to stay focused -sm
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    what are your ideas on staying focused??
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    I did mine initially in MS Publisher, but I

    switched over to MS Word with an Excel object pasted in the center of it that has formulas for multiplying rates out.  I have one guy that does a bunch of weird stuff, so I bill him by the project.  Sometimes it's a per page rate, sometimes it's hourly, and sometimes it's a flat fee.  MPCount didn't work for billing him either.

    If you'd like to leave your email address, I'll delete my info so you can put yours into it.

    Tried this initially per tech's suggestion. Thank you!
    Don't spend a lot of time initially trying to get

    a blank.  After you complete the dictation go back and relisten to see if you can fill in the blanks.  When I get a new ESL dictator it sometimes takes me a while to get his accent so I don't spend a lot of time trying to fill in the blanks initially.  Usually by the end of the report I have gotten the accent and can fill in most blanks.   I also have the experience to know what the blank should be in most cases, and that also helps me fill in.   If you get QA files back make copies of them and start your a notebook.  If you have the ability to relisten to files after they have been signed off when you get QA back relisten to the dictation and see if you can hear the blanks then.   When I first started doing ESLs I was so stressed because they were hard and I left a lot of blanks and I just don't normally leave blanks.  After getting QA back and relistening it seemed so clear what they were saying and I couldn't believe I had struggled so much. 


    Right on Chickadee. Might get worse before it gets better. Stay focused
    Staying Focused -Energy Drinks
    I am having a huge problem.  I cannot seem to find the energy to work all day.  This sounds so bad because I sit all day!  Seriously though, it feels like I get so bored sitting here at the computer.  When I drink some of a Nos energy drink, however, work is so fun, I have tons of energy, and I make a lot of money sitting here.  I love this work, but what's the deal?  I don't even like consuming caffeine.  I got an energy drink the other night to stay up all night and finish some STATs, and now I feel like I can't work without it.  It was hard to focus even before I started the caffeine.  What is going on here?    Why can't I just get my work done like a normal person?
    It depends...if I am super focused I don't read through them...
    but if I feel like I am not concentrating and just typing I will type a few paragraphs and then re-read them...but not fully re-listen to the dictation.
    I went that route initially and lost 60 days

    and ended up listing my house with a regular real estate agent.  In my post below about the soft market, I also mentioned not to go with a for sale by owner agent.  Help-U-Sell and Assist-2-Sell are what I'm talking about.  Yeah, the list on the MLS and yeah they give you a lock box but that's about it.  With a bulldog real estate agent and company they will go the extra mile for you.  That's what my agent did for me and my house is sold.  We close on October 9th. 

    Regarding the lock box, your better agencies have them now that will email your agent when someone comes in a shows your house. It's a good way for your agent to followup.  For sale by owner agents don't do that. 

    Be careful about these flat fee agents, because you get what you pay for.

    Good luck!

    Gentle stretching and ibuprofen initially,
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    I'm 44, and thankfully all I get are muscle aches. At times there will be actual point tenderness in one of those (2) little dimples on your sacrum, you know, right in that area where a lot of tattoos are put? If you get that, you can massage that spot. It indicates a muscular problem, which is good, and it means you are too tight and need more exercise and especially stretching. The most important direction to stretch (since we are curled up in a C position so much of the day) is exercises that arch the back, so learn safe and effective stretches for that direction. What trainers are saying about stretching lately is stretch after exercise, not so much before, and hold each stretch longer. There are some muscles that don't even engage in the stretch until you've held it 30 seconds. I think piriformis is an important stretch.

    It's very relaxing and restorative to stretch the right way.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.
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    That was 23 years ago and I've come a long way. I laugh at myself then. I was so clueless!
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    Just thought I would share.

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    Legal documents
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    Don't know.

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    It also has a feature that allows you to put all those notes into one file at the end of the day. If you don't need to preserve headers/footers use the Sticky Notes (Append). If you do need to preserve headers/footers, use PDF (Assemble). With either function, you can send your client one file with the day's work.

    Has anyone had trouble converting documents

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