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Yep, I am rich, that's why I sitting here typing in the middle of the night!

Posted By: Michelle on 2005-07-21
In Reply to: Sure, why not, right? You probably are already! :-) - Laurie

Of course when I'm done, I'm gonna hop in the limo and have Jeeves take me to NYC to breakfast and get my hair and nails done.  Wanna go?  There's room in the back.  I mean, it is a limo!

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In other words, pay no attention to that big ole elephant sitting in the middle of MQ
lawsuit and SEC mess and just keep transcribing.  Now that's upbeat.  Don't believe your lying eyes and everyone else is wrong about MQ but you. 
Cell phone dictation in the middle of the night
First, they are inaudible, and they are so tired that they forget where they are at and backtrack or forget parts of the surgery. Then you have to figure out what they are saying when yawning and everything else. Also, I hate it when there are screaming kids or a bunch of people in the background that are louder than the dictators, and the dog is barking like crazy. Ambulances: Why do doctors dictate in front of ambulances when the siren is going?
My middle schooler is being taught the changes in typing class.
If I wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep, I work a few hours sm
then I go back to sleep and when I wake up do more hours. A "regular day" no way.
No. I have AVG set to update and run in the middle of the night. My techies said no reason to shut d
sitting in my computer room, typing away when my boyfriend at the time, called me from work. nm
Well, notify the academic world, too! Typing classes in middle and high schools

Did you ever dream you were typing all night and wake up exhausted?
To finish...no one obviously feels like typing up, so the night people get the pool garbage. Grrrr.
I saw HOWIE last night on a late night episode of Blind Date. too funny.
I'm thinking if they are smart they'll boot Rachel.  I think she's really smart and a good player.  I don't think Howie is all that smart or able to be a winner.  I think this could force Howie to hook up with James to go for the final 2.
If you say I am rich and beautiful...will I be?
get rich quick
i'm looking to make extra money without having to do much.  I've researched online and am even thinking of buying that book from that question mark wacky guy "free money from govt."  Some programs that I have saved are secret shoppers and some other things, like real estate investor.  Can anyone recommend anything out there that is NOT a scam, where you can make thousands in a month, not spend any of your own money, and has anyone bought that crazy guy's book about getting free money? 

Thats just for the lucky people that come upon something by accident.  lol.  If your looking, it will never happen.  If you ask most rich people how they got rich, they will say I worked real hard for it, or I just got lucky...   I tryed looking in to a few of the get money things, but they all seemed to be SCAMS to me..  If you do find any though, let me now.  



Yes, if he was rich and good-looking.

rich men versus poor men
I would take a blue collar over a white collar any day.  Blue collar men are more down to earth, can take care of things around the house, do not worry so much about their looks (thats my job), are way more attentive and treat a woman like a lady, all the while being rugged and in charge.  White collar men are metro, cold, corporate, skirt chasers, insensitive, arrogant.  Love over money all the time for me.  Even if I sit and wait for it until I turn gray, I will never settle for less than that.
eat foods rich in zinc


Not having enough zinc can make smelling and tasting things like a festive holiday meal a real challenge. Hereís why: The cells in your tastebuds and nose that help you to smell depend on zinc. In fact, cells in the salivary glands make a zinc-dependent protein called gustin that is secreted into your saliva. An important contributor to your sense of taste, gustin helps develop cells that can distinguish among different flavors.

Although zinc deficiencies are pretty rare in the United States, itís worth asking your doctor to test for a deficiency if you are experiencing taste and smell loss. Many things can lead to a deficiency, including poor eating habits, alcoholism, certain drugs, kidney disease, and the stress of surgery or serious burns.

"If I discover a zinc deficiency, I typically recommend 25 milligrams of zinc picolinate twice a day to start," says Dr. Silbert. Of course, you can also eat more of the foods that contain zinc. Your best bet is seafood such as cooked oysters and crab. Meats such as lean beef and lean pork also provide zinc, but theyíre not really recommended because they are high in saturated fat. Other sources include eggs, whole grains, nuts, and yogurt. If you plan to take more than 20 milligrams of zinc a day, itís best to do so under your doctorís care.

In a rich neighborhood in the 'burbs
north of where I live they have fixed the funky paint problem with some kind of zoning ordinance -- people can only use colors on an approved list of "historic" colors.

Insurance companies get rich
If you look at the profits, insurance companies are getting rich.  They are the ones pocketing all the money.  Plus probaby the hospitals are not far behind. I feel the same, my docs are not getting rich. 
ohhh...Rich Man Poor Man
Peter Strauss and Nick Nolte...I loved that show.  Never could decide who was cuter - Strauss or Nolte!
It's morally reprehensible that those rich
doctors are forcing you, and all the rest of us to fight for scraps, just because they want more money in their pockets to buy that second home in Aspen.....
LOL! Housekeepers are no longer for the rich

Hope you're okay with the train tracks.  Wouldn't want you to have to transcribe your own visit note?  or 

Anyway, if me and hubby's workload keeps increasing, we'll have to call back that housekeeper.  We have more time (a little :) without having kids - so I can just imagine - but still...so much to do, so little time. 

Well..have a good evening...uh...morning!

Nice to have a rich hubby, but many of us can't
It's easy to tell people to live below their wage, but when their wage is already too low to live on, then what?
Ok, did I say rich?? Point of fact...

we live below our means, which means we save cash for what we want, don't charge silly impulse items, realize that retirement is right around the corner and it is our responsibility, not the government, to take care of ourselves. My point is that many people have bought more house than they could afford, have high car payments, credit cards are charged to the max, have to keep up with the Jones' and then complain about being broke. While I agree that economic times are tough now, there are many people out there who have spent themselves into hard times without and now regret it, but sure didn't want to live on a budget when times were good. Look how lazy the younger generation is now...they expect everything new now, don't want to work for anything because their parents over indulged them, they come out of college expecting to make six-figures and have an easy life.

Don't get you panties in a wad over my opinion....it's just that...my opinion, we are all allowed to have them, this is still America, right?


Typing. This is NOT typing, it is transcribing. There is a BIG difference. sm
Transcription includes typing, but so much more.
Rich parents, huh? I bet they're so proud of their little girl ...
I can't figure out why she keeps doing this - she's so easy to trace and she gets caught so easily.  I guess she's a couple sandwiches short of a picnic.   I hope everyone sees her name on this board.  Her name will be mud in this industry and maybe whoever is employing her will kick her to the curb and give her job to a decent, deserving person.  I wonder if she's even an MT, now that I think about it ...
hence the difference between a rich skank & a poor one is?
How would the doctors/rich HMO CEOs feel about
It's taco night! (again.....) We had taco pizza last night, southwestern chicken soup before th
Maybe I'll just have a salad.
WE ARE RICH compared to REAL third world nations
like those hit in the tsunami.  Do you live with three generations in a dirt floor hut?  Are you a farmer, fisherman, or hard laborer?  Do our people have malnutrition and low fetal birth weights?  Do you worry about where your next meal is coming from?  No, we're the fattest nation in the world.  We have a lot to be grateful for but people still want more.  You can sit there behind your computer screen in your heated house while drinking lemonade and tell us all how poor you are, but I don't believe it for a minute.  Your life could be a lot worse.
They also hate us because we cannot stop telling them how rich and strong we are.
I know the feeling! I don't have what it takes to "get rich quick."
So many people are charging other people for "information" or other useless garbage, but I can't scam other people. Work ethic and morals is all I've got. I haven't published a book yet. I couldn't find anything to sell on ebay. I have no imagination or real talent. So many other people have talent, skills and imagination. I'm not special at all. LOL
Headline: Poor Funding of Rich Seen as Unsustainable.
"DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) ó Massive flows of capital from the emerging to the developed world are unsustainable and risk damaging both poor and rich countries, some of the world's top finance officials said on Saturday.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said that the current global investment pattern was "profoundly abnormal" and in no country's interest.

"It is not sustainable in the long run that the emerging world would finance the industrial world. It doesn't correspond to the interest of the emerging world, neither to the interest of the industrialised world," he said.

In a similar vein, Indian Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said countries like his, one of the emerging stars on the global economic scene, were under threat.

"Global imbalances are deepening and that has serious consequences for developing countries like India," he said.

The United States is currently seeing huge inflows of capital from the developing world, notably China, that are financing its current account deficit, bolstering the dollar and keeping long-term interest rates low though bond purchases.

The danger to the world economy is that when the inflows eventually dry up there could be sharp economic and market dislocations.

"There are potential triggers that could create serious consequences for the global economy. The first is a southward movement of the dollar, the second is an unexpected increase in U.S. interest rates ... Thirdly, (a spiral in) energy prices... will lead to inflationary expectations," Chidambaram said.

U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt said that his country needed to play its part to solve the imbalances but also called on China again to let the yuan currency strengthen.

"The U.S. needs to increase savings, starting with a reduction of the budget deficit," he said. "China needs to move its currency to be driven by underlying market forces soon." The growing significance on the world economic stage of countries such as China and India has been a major theme this week at Davos.

U.S. officials such as Kimmitt have been keen to say that they are not expecting any immediate change in the flow of funds from China in particular and that U.S. financial markets are robust enough to handle a change.

There are some concerns on the bond market, however, that China is losing some of its appetite for Treasuries.

India's Chidambaram, meanwhile, said that he expected flows from China would change as local consumption grew.

"I think the direction of exports will change. A country like China will be forced to stimulate domestic demand ... I'm not judgmental about China. The people of developing countries have to have a higher consumption of goods and services," he said. "



What success...she is a lazy, rich HOUSEWIFE..sounds like the
successful one is her husband.
rich skanks dress better and have nicer cars and homes.

I just pull up in word and save as Rich Text File...nm
Well let's just say I'm sitting here without
work, which is a typical day for me. Does that help any?
re: sitting on leg
Please, try to break this habit.  I sat on my leg for years and years and my neurologist has told me he forbids his patients to sit on legs, cross anything but the ankles!  This because of all the peripheral vascular disease, sciatica and DVT's.
Pet sitting
I make good money at it and it is fun
When I started transcribing, I had a lot of problems with sitting. I am a pretty fidgety person, so I can't usually work without at least a 5-minute stretch every hour, 2 hours at the absolute most. I did a lot of research into office ergonomics, & one of the most helpful things I found was this:

Q: What is the best sitting position?
A: The next one.

So I try to not stay locked in one position for a long time.

Also when I first started working, I started getting 4th & 5th digit numbness. This can be an ulnar nerve compression or a disk problem. I tried to look at how I was positioned at my desk, & what I discovered is this: The higher my monitor, the worse my neck pain was, because the more I would round my back & crunch my neck (chin jutting). There are a lot of places selling things that lift the monitor higher, & this is the exact opposite of what I needed. Also I need to have my knees lower than my hips in order to avoid the tendency to round my back.

The chin jutting/back rounding was pretty obvious, but I wasn't sure what was going on with my wrists. Anyway, I took the shotgun approach & immediately got a downview desk (monitor is under glass), a modified "kneeling chair," (I removed the knee rests but use it for the seat tilt), and a Kinesis keyboard.My chair does not have any back rest at all, & yet I am so well balanced that I am very comfortable without it. I had some wedge-shaped foam cut and occasionally I use this as a seat cushion. It helps maintain the hip tilt & gives my butt a rest.

After I made these changes, my numbness disappeared completely in a couple of weeks and has never come back, & I've been doing this work for around 6 years with the same setup.

Can't help you with the hair loss issue.

Hope this helps.

Sitting all day...
You can look forward to your backside expanding as well!  The more years that go by, the wider I get! 
When it comes to sitting all day, sm
I have been at this 15 years. My backside is actually SMALLER then when I started. I have not become obese at this, quite the reverse. It is all in what you do when you are not sitting at your desk.

You actually DO need to get up and at least stretch, hourly anyway and you need to have an actual break every 3 hours, that being 15 minutes or so. You also need to break to eat lunch. No one expects you to sit for 8 hours straight, nor should you.

I remember being a new MT and the excitement of the work and what I was doing, and my pleasure in it and trying to do it right, etc. meant I didn't want to get up. I was trying to find that magical flow. I did, but I developed less than great working habits. You are new, learn to balance. Having a break can renew your spirits, your energy and reduce your stress.

Hair loss is probably not work related so have that checked out. Hypothyroidism, lupus, etc cause it.
I have a bad back, if I go to school for medical transcription, is there any way to cope with prolonged sitting? WHat kind of chair do you use? What do you do?
She's tiny, cute, rich, famous, drug free, and a great singer.
Oh, what a horrible person!  (sarcasm)
Tired of sitting
I can stand to sit for just so long and then I have to get up and move around. Sitting and pounding a keyboard makes me more exhausted than if I was doing something physical. When I am doing something physical, I feel much better and am not as cranky.
As if we don't do it enough sitting at the computer! (sm)
If I do transcribe while I am dreaming I surely don't remember when I wake up. I'm usually passed out the second my head hits the pillow. Don't remember a thing when I wake up. Heaven Forbid!
Ha, sitting here waiting
for work!
New MT problems with sitting all day?
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.  I am new to MT and not used to sitting at the computer all day or a big portion of it, and lately my neck has been hurting (more than usual) and also my hair seems to be coming out more?! My husband says it's stress from everything? Any suggestions, or is this normal starting out?
Sitting like this all day is so bad for us. Plus, tinnitus is no fun...(NM)
Sitting waiting right now....
I guess this gives us time to chat on MTStars.
Yep. I was falling asleep sitting up.
I went to the neurologist, and he put me on Provigil. Works pretty good. I'm also switching to an earlier work shift.
After years of sitting down and getting 1 job an hour....
I finally got out.  They don't care if 300 people type 50 jobs a day or 3000 people type 1 job a day.  Makes no difference to them.  Hey, if you don't make their minimum line count, they don't have to provide you with benefits, so it's a win-win if you don't get much work.  I can only hope that a company that cares that little about their employees will eventually implode upon itself.  It took me over a year of scouring the employment opportunities at the local hospitals before I finally got a job with a hospital.  For the first time in 17 years of doing MT, I feel like somebody.  I was also fortunate enough to get a job that has all their MTs at home telecommuting, so it's best of both worlds.  I know that isn't possible for everybody, but maybe if enough people "bail" on these nationals who HAVE all the hospital accounts, and they're left with inexperienced "typists" who will eventually mess up the work so bad that the hospitals get mad, maybe hospitals will go back to having their own department where at least they have some quality control over the finished product.  That's my hope for this profession.