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What is good to clean an LCD computer screen that wont harm the black plastic monitor itself.

Posted By: MQ MT on 2005-10-24
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EXText Word Client - blank screen everytime I give "ok" in the DIS screen
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NEVER any harm in asking
I don't see the harm
I can somewhat understand in an office where you do have to brush shoulders with your co-workers. But here, in the anonymity of this board, I don't understand the harm in answering the question. You can put whatever name you want in that Name: section at the top of a reply, and calling yourself Gauche MT and responding that you make XX cents per line, average XX lines per hour, and end up making $XX for an 8 hour day is not identifiable. Everyone seems to encourage transcriptionists to stand/band together against offshoring and money hungry corporate types.

Frankly, I question the veracity of some of the tales of wages on here, anyway. Having done this for many years, I'm just a little skeptical of those people who claim to be transcribing for an acute care hospital and doing 500 lines/hour for 7 hours a day but then slow down to about 475 l/h, making 12 cents/line plus incentives, and chalks those kind of numbers up to a good Expander program.

Guess I'm just a cynic.
No harm in asking. If you've been there a while, they might do it.
What harm is it to the company for another trans to know
what accounts they have? I know what account a lot of trans work on for other companies! I am another one who doesn't see what everyone is fussing about. It's not like hearing that hospital's name is going to send another transcription company after their work - everyone already knows that they have to have transcription so it's no big secret that SOMEONE is doing it???
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Are there any good MT companies out there that will provide a free computer and the software, supplies I will need?? I am a canadian MT living in canada. They also must hire outside the USA. IF anyone knows of such a company (that pays at least 12 cents per line too!!)- please email. Thanks!!!!!



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True! Computer techs are all foreign. Used to be a good-
still have a tech job are usuallyh IC's, with no job security and no benefits. Lots of computer and microchip manufacturing jobs, that spawned the 'Silicon Valley' in California have gone offshore. Now even radiologists have to worry about their jobs, as some places send the x-rays digitally to Philippines to be read.

What I'd like to know is.... What exactly is going to be LEFT in the United States for US to do? Gas station attendant? Nope... most are self-serve, unless you live in Oregon. Wal-Mart Greeter? Hmm... not old enough (or retired enough) for that. Farm worker? Nope. Mexicans have cornered that market. Waitress? Nope. Lots of eat-in restaurants going belly-up these days. Typesetter? Nope. Newspapers are going extinct. Web designer? Nope. Most people can design their own nowadays. Retail? Same as the restaurants. Teacher? Whoa - talk about an underpaid profession! Nurse? Another underpaid one. Not a good choice for us work-at-home recluses. Truck driver? One of the few jobs where they need people, but to make ends meet these days you have to pretty much live in your truck. Flight attendant? Not a good choice for us recluses who hate to fly. Rap artist? Pretty saturated field. Hair stylist? I don't even comb my OWN hair most of the time, and haven't cut it in years. So I'd be pretty useless unless someone with long hair wanted a French braid. Chef or short-order cook? Not if you only cook TV dinners. (Does that count as cooking?) Dog-walker? Nah - I'm a cat-person. Bike-messenger? In my town, most of em don't live very long. You never see middle-aged bike messengers. Taxi-driver? Nope - the Sikhs have cornered that market. Executive secretary? (What? Go back to wearing heels and pantyhose? NEVER!)
IF it is secondary income, where is the harm? As long as you work around your kids (at night, naps)
a big plus when you are around kids all day and bring in a little cash to help out the household.
Would state you are a fast learner with good computer skills
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need plastic surgery
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DID you take off the plastic strip?
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