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What a clear case of nothing better to do -- arguing over something so silly. nm

Posted By: just observing on 2005-12-18
In Reply to: No pay, no say. - Get it?


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I wouldn't use lower case. I'd use upper case. Don't worry about it. nm
Don't even both arguing with her because
it will make no difference. She has this thinking that no one can change, and quite honestly I think she is quite a hypocrite. Look at the gab board where she says none of us could make it working outside of the house because we are not professionals, but really housewives trying to make a living.

Oh, I'm sorry, you can't look there because all the posts probably got deleted...yet some of her nonsense is still there.

Oh, I'm sorry, you can't look there because all the posts problem got deleted...yet some of her nonsense is still there.
And I am not arguing that at all and I never
what you are doing with your time.  But when you are not meeting the deadline and you always have an excuse as to why you couldn't meet the deadline, and it's because you are doing everything BUT getting your work done, then it's time for me to find a new MT.  If your personal life gets in the way of you meeting your deadline, then I will find someone who makes getting their work done a priority.  Some people seem to think that they should take care of everything they want to do and then if they have time, they will get their work in by the deadline.  Sorry, no.  That's why I said work first, then play.  It's called good work ethic.  And as I said, I don't care what the MT does when as long as the work is turned in by deadline.  If it's not, then that's a problem.
I'm not arguing with you - sm

All I was saying is that one has to look at the end picture and decide for themselves if it is worth it or not.  To look only at the cpl is not sufficient. 

Yes, the industry is  no longer MT friendly.  Platforms are definitely not for our benefit.  I have worked behind the scenes for too many years when some plaftforms were just in beta testing stages.   I've walked away from accounts because it just wasn't worth it any longer.  But not everyone is in the same position that I am lucky enough to be in. 

For now, I know I can't leave my house and make more than $25 per hour without completing my degree, so until then I'll stay where I am. 

To those below arguing politics...

Please dispute this.  I welcome it.  It seems like Bush's "lies" had lots of company, although those quoted below have washed their hands of their own comments.  How convenient.


    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

    "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
    Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
    Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18,1998.

    "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
    Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
    Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

    "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by Joe Lieberman (D-CT), John McCain (Rino-AZ) and others, Dec. 5, 2001

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
    Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I b elieve that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

    "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002.

    "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weap ons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002.

    "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his contin ued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ..."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

Help I am arguing and can't stop!

Folks just reading what you want to read? I said I have to drive across Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties into Indiana to get to those kids and their other grandma does not have a computer. It is a one hour and 20 minute drive each way and no I did NOT want to retire. They could not be taken out of school to come here. At our age and living in rural areas, we could not find babysitters on such short notice. Listen as a single mother raising my kids, I worked two and three jobs. Times are different. And if you had read my post you would have seen that I drive a long way to get to them and they have no computer. Just stop it OK? I just got a private email from a gal on here...she says y'all are suffering after effects from the full moon and the eclipse. Lighten up....I ONLY wanted to know how to get a job that would let me earn less than $900. If it were illegal or an "easy" way out....no one would let you do it and they DO, even Social Security. I just wanted info on how to be an IC. You folks need a stiff drink. Take care and thank you....and thank you to A and also to K.....you two know who you are...and you answered my questions. And also in this day and age, you just don't leave your kids with "anyone." Our family is small and isolated and this was our only option in the short run.


I can't believe you guys are arguing about something so stupid. nm
Exactly! And now the original poster is arguing
with us about working Christmas when that was her supposed original dilemma - we can't win, eh? Unreal. And now that I feel like mentioning it - not having a contract is nothing to brag about - there are laws for patient's privacy issues, etc., and our industry is going to be challenged by US citizens who, while finding out about offshoring Indians transcribing our work, are also not thrilled at the idea of their next-door neighbor sitting in their living room with jammies on, transcribing their medical records without any legal contracts - scary stuff. Not professional to say the least. Of course, the original poster will now argue that she is a 100% pro - though she didn't know what her rights were when it came to working holidays...
I think we're arguing the same point
Sorry. I wasnt arguing with you. Im just generally
it just gets me p1ssed off, and then i start ranting!
Well your statement sounds equally closed-minded to the one you're arguing with
Where one person prefers to live and why is their own business and no reason to diss someone else's personal choice.
WMD, does not seem silly to me when that was our justification to send our troops to Iraq..why is it silly??  It was a lie and you Chimp Boy lovers have to try to hang onto anything you can to back up the jerk for his invasion into a soverign country that meant no harm to us, in fact, we were their friends just a few years back, even sold WMD to Saddam, which we then destroyed in the Gulf War and during our sanctions in the 1990s..
Silly you
It may look silly, but, (sm)

you could try using a pair of toddler training pants (or something similar) while you are supervising him.  I have a female dog that was injured in a fight with one of my other dogs and she would not stop licking the wound.  Since it was on her shoulder, I got one of my grandsons old shirts and put it on her, didn't look all that good, but it did the trick long enough to get it to heal. I would suggest you make sure it is something fabric, as the disposable types may be too easy to chew up and swallow, causing a whole new set of problems to deal with.  By the way, let me just say thank you for being a good pet owner and having your pet neutered.

Not silly
Why is this silly?  If you do type those without getting paid for it, basically you are working for free.  Do you think management works for free?  How about the CEO?  As an IC getting paid on production, any typing without being pain, is me giving them my precious time for free.
I'm not being silly

I should have removed "you" and inserted "I." 

I have nothing but the greatest admiration for anyone who has the time and patience to learn these programs, the memories to retain the information (tpwbttop ...), and the brain power to read quickly and make the decision over what you what lickity split.

I'm glad to finally know why I hated school so much. 

to Silly Me
You've got that right
Not silly. Go for it!
I have around 50 pair of underwear for the same reason and enough clothes to wear a different outfit every weekend for a year I am sure! I hate to do laundry and at times would just rather buy new. LOL!
Silly Me

I should have known this. Thanks for the info.  

Maybe he got into the medicine storage room? LOL I used to type for a doc that would enunciate words so funny that he sounded like he was acting. I think those ER docs get so busy they have to get silly for awhile to make sure they don't go bonkers!!!
Doc dictates, " He presents looking like a kidney stone".   

The admin. wants to put this entire thing on me.  She is stating things in comments that are so wrong.

You girls take it easy.  Thanks for all your responses.  I know my business, contracts with ICs, pays, etc and I do not need this stress and the admin is wanting me to somehow show her things that Doris Latta has created in Word or something? Not sure...........  but I was able to clear this up with the Labor Board and everyone else that had to have a response.

So 10-4 and I am out!  XO 


ha ha...don't you look silly now
to look bad...when it was you that were wrong....ha ha

Open mouth...insert foot.
probably silly but.....
what does the little fire thing beside some of the posts mean?
thats silly. what are they afraid of if
I mean come on, we won't become millionaires.  There should NOT be a limit on how much you make.  A raise per year for cost of living, a raise or higher rate for experienced and good MTs, and also a raise for putting up with the BS.
silly boycott
If you observe the boycott, a- you bought gas yesterday, b- you don't need to buy gas.

Personally, I know the boycott (even if everyone follows it) won't work. Someone, somewhere WILL need gas, then everyone will head back to the pumps. My job is over 50 miles away, and I drive a truck (no I'm not changing, i LOVE my truck), so I have to gas up every week without fail, and I gas up when my truck says to, not when some unknown person says to (not referring to the OP, referring to whoever started this movement). Plus, I work in oil and gas, have to support my OWN measly paycheck (and yes, I get paid peanuts).

Sorry, just sounding off ... feel free to ignore me. Blast me if 'you' (the unknown you) must, but I won't pay attention, that's just me :)
Now you're just being silly. LOL
It doesn't make you seasick and doesn't slow the process down at all, especially when you consider how much more productive you are without having to memorize everything. The glance down is maybe an inch if your windows are positioned right. I usually remember the first three or four characters of the shortcut, so it's not like there's a long list, maybe one or two to choose from.
That is silly and obviously that recruiter is not an MT or sm
she would know the benefit of hiring someone that has acquired some speed. The formula for speed though is knowledge. The less you have to look up things, the faster you can go--no stopping to look up--and there is a point where you can do that for the majority of your work. Unfortunately, many in the workforce today are newbies and they have not gotten there yet...but the day could come where they will. Speed means a lot, but bottom line is knowledge, accuracy and speed. Put them all together, know the account, and you are set to go.
you can't have stock in NP org silly!

hey, are you talking about that company who makes employees sign a contract not to talk about them on any internet forum?

you mean the one where the account managers get bonues and are investors and don't care if you meet your line count as long as their assigned accounts get TAT met so they get monthly bonuses too and screw you out of your bonuses?

Oh, well, why didn't you say so!  Nay, I couldn't do it.  I have e-t-h-i-c-s.

Silly, I think the poster was
the fact that most of us are looking for jobs right now :-)
Don't worry, though I know that's silly to say.
About 20 years ago, I had an abnormal Pap. You probably will have what they call a punch biopsy next. Donein the office routinely. Just a little biopsy for further study. I actually had the idiot OB/GYN doctor call me at work as I was on my way out the door to tell me it was cancerous. Nearly died on the way home. It was nothing in the end. Normally if your punch biopsy is atypical, they will simply do a cone biopsy or LEEP procedure - done in same day surgery under anesthesia. Simple, painless, fast. They basically zap any abnormal tissue - very common in women, and normally simply the HPV virus. I had the procedure 20 years ago, was convinced that I would be dead by 40, but have had nothing but normal Paps for years since. Think positive. Hope I didn't freak you with details, but it sounded like you wanted to know what the next steps might be. They also will probably do a repeat Pap first, as LOTS of labs turn up false positives on Paps. Try not to worry - very common and the cone biopsy is not only diagnostic, but normally curative as well. Feel free to email me if you would like to talk more about it. Praying for you. Please keep us posted.
Obviously pro AAMT - that was a silly
comment to make - do you think most people are gonna make a recommendation to something that they are against???? Whatever...
A silly question, but
When you work for a company at home, do you have to take an hour for lunch or can you just work your 8 hours straight through and then quit?  How exactly does it work if you are required certain hours and not lines..or hours/lines??  Thanks
sorry for the silly question but...

I don't recall ever hearing of them before. Are they commonly found in the New England area or just in the warmer parts of the country?

Silly girl
You're kidding?  I really thought they were.  What a silly girl to go through all that and not have a good crack at all his money.    But then, she might be better off if she didn't marry him.  This might make her rethink things. 
Silly question
I'm new here and have a silly question, I'm sure.  It's really only a matter of curiosity.  What does the "sm" and "nm" you see on a bunch of messages mean?  Thanks!
This may be a silly question, but......sm
Is there any way to get rid of the little paperclip dude in MS Word?  He's driving me crazy today!! 
This may be a silly question but (sm)
Are you clicking on the "Apply" button after you add the entry? If you are just clicking the "OK" button that may be the problem. Just a wild guess though!
Feel Silly Asking

I've been an MT for 12 years now.  The Drs I worked for used WordPerfect so that's what I used.  Well, new job uses Word.  That's fine except I'm having 1 glitch...I have it set so that the 1st ltr/1st word of sentence is CAPS.  However, when ending a sentence with a number, this doesn't happen.  One of the Drs I now type for uses dates to end sentences ALL THE TIME.  What am I missing? 


May be a silly question,
but what hours are 3rd shift usually?
Silly question

I see the abbreviations of MTSO, ICs and am wondering what these are. Feel like I should know, but never really worked for a company other than a Hospital.

Thanks Carla

Ideas like this one are just silly.

While it is a small hassle to fix the age--and everyone would agree to that--it's ridiculous to suggest that you start charging for this service. The OP is obviously a conscientious worker and wants to do a good job--applause! Details of the job, while sometimes annoying, are what we paid to do. If the compensation is not overall adequate, then this is certainly not going to improve the situation and may, in fact, result in the office finding someone else to do the job.

I hope the next idea is not charging to turn on the computer.

ROFL. Silly man.
silly question i'm sure....
if you work as an employee and they tell you that you need "X" amount of lines in an 8 hour period, are there any benefits to going over you "X" amount or can you quit early if you have already met your "X" amount. 
Silly me. It is the server. Still would like
I would like to try this but I have a silly question,...
How does this secret santa work? How do you know where to look? How do you know what you are looking for? where do you look for it? How do you know it if you see it?? I have done Secret Santa before, but by giving little presents instead of looking for something. TIA.
No more silly than saying you dont want more
Silly question
What exactly falls under the category of acute care, and why is it so difficult?

Is it because there are so many different issues handled; therefore, not as much redundancy to minimize research and maximize expanders?
sounds silly but
try a Baby Einstien's classical CD, one specifically for sleeping. Usually they play very soothing classical and stay away from anything too stimulating. Also I love listening to any of the Cirque Du Soleil CDs, especially Varekai.
This may be a silly question
but I've done it before LOL. Is your F-lock key turned on?
Oy, I misread! Silly me. Thanks. nm