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Yes, we see, as you go doesn't work very well, does it??? LOL!

Posted By: NM on 2006-05-31
In Reply to: So Seee?.... - wolfee


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I just work with ShortHand minimized. Smarttype doesn't work the same way? nm
That doesn't work either around here....sm

A few years ago I was working the 2nd shift and put huge signs up asking people to not ring the doorbell because I was working and I had given my neighbor the candy that was to be given away on my behalf... neighbor even told the brats when he gave it to them that it was from my house as most people get to his door before mine and they still ignored the information they had been given. 

If we didn't have 400 kids come through I wouldn't mind - but there are apartment complexes abutting our subdivision and the people from the apartments dump their kids by the car loads onto our subdivision to get the candy.  Our neighborhood association wishes it could block off the street for this 1 night a year to keep these goobers out!  I don't mind giving candy to the kids that I know but not to the rest of the world.

No, doesn't work. Thanks, anyway. nm
Okay, you work doesn't need QA because YOU are the QA...

and I should come down off my high horse? 

You have waaaaaay more education, so you automatically assumed that you could be an MT without any kind of MT training?  See, that's the problem, your attitude.  "Anybody can be an MT -- medical terminology, ha!  I've got a degree in tiddlywinks, surely I can do medical transcription."

Oh and your doctor never complains because he wouldn't know a misspelling or a grammatical error if it bit him in the...  Most doctors are far too busy to bother with such nonsense.  That's why they hire us because they hope we know what we are doing.

Oh and FYI, I do own my own business.  I am a QA consultant.  I offer my services to MTSOs for a fee.  I randomly QA their MTs and find those things the QA staff is missing because they are too busy filling in the million and a half unneccessary blanks left in reports by careless MTs.  I also keep one full-time, employee status job for the benefits and the steady pay-check.

doesn't work... sm
I posted below; read that for more info.

Even with the best dictator and the newest version of Dragon (which I use), while it CAN be done logistically, VR is not to the point where it understands naturally spoken English, even with the most clear speech. A person has to dictate in a very artificial manner. If the dictator knew in advance to dictate that way, maybe. But not very likely.

I have to speak in a very distinct manner when redictating my work.
doesn't work for me
if I type 3yo, it shows just that...it won't expand out to -year-old. And when I type 3 yo it leaves the space between the 3 and -.
doesn't let you work

My husband used to be like that until he was diagnosed 10 years ago with bipolar disorder.  He is also on disability and he knows that I really have to work, since I pay most of the bills.  He makes me breakfast and my 25 year old daughter who is still home shares with him the dinner meals.  So I just make sandwiches for lunch and that's it.  My daughter goes grocery shopping on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, as she works.

We have a great life NOW.


I wish you the best.

I work for 2, one knows, the other doesn't sm
One is an employee situation and I am not bound by contract not to work anywhere else, but I simply don't talk about it. My lead MT knows I work for someone else, but by the number of lines and time I put in, it would be hard to tell sometimes.

The PT job knows well about the other job and sometimes they forget I work a split and I have to go back, but usually this is not a problem.

There is a company who refused to hire me about 9 months ago because of who my FT is. I would have been considered to be "working for the competition" like this is a problem, as I keep my mouth SHUT and I don't talk about accounts from one company with the other company. I have some ethics and I took this personally. Give me some credit for some discretion and for some integrity!!
doesn't work for me
I have tried to save it just in Word when I am out of the platform and it doesn't work when I reopen Word in or out of the platform.  I sent a message to my employer but haven't heard anything back yet. 
6 WEEKS...IT DOESN'T WORK...... sm


the "reason" it doesn't work is because it's been sitting in the box for 6 weeks.  LOL !  If I ever put my cookies down long enough to open it, I'll let you know. 

This doesn't necessarily work for others, but ...

when I feel upset, overwhelmed, or down about my situation, I try to think of how worse others may have it.  For instance, maybe your husband is facing 6 weeks of recovery from surgery... but somewhere out there somebody's husband has been delivered a grim prognosis and would give anything for a 6 week "recovery." 

You say you're an orphan... But looking on the positive side you do have a husband and children (however trying they may be at times), and someday they will have spouses and children and your family will be ever larger.  That's a good thing. 

Again, not to diminish your problems in any way, just trying to share how I sometimes help myself through tough times, by reminding myself that things can actually be much much worse.

doesn't work, hopefully he will learn....nm
...a new one if it doesn't work, but many times it does. nm
Mine doesn't work either
Mine does the same thing.  I think if you don't work on site, and just dial in, it won't keep track.  That's what the Lanier guy told me when he came to set me up, but when I worked in the hospital, it did keep track.
been there done that ...doesn't work...only causes more chaos...sm
but thanks for the advice. It's crossed my mind a million times...

Two wrongs just don't make a right...ever... To me...the only one being childish is the greedy cherrypicker...not the mature person trying to find a peaceful solution.

But that's JMO...thank you though...
Thanks, doesn't sound like something I want to work on. nm
*67 doesn't work on 800 numbers
Corporate numbers, 800 numbers, and government numbers often use a different form of caller ID. It's called a WATS line, and it records the originating phone number of EVERY call, not just the un-hidden ones.

Do this instead, if you decide to report something anonymously:

Go to a Dollar General, Family Dollar, whatever, and buy a Tracfone for $10. Activate it online from a public WiFi spot such as Panera's (NOT from your home desktop computer).

Use the Tracfone to call the 800 number. Throw away or give away the Tracfone after that - don't use it for anything else. Remove the battery immediately after the call. Place the call from a location as far away from your physical location of residence as possible.
Why doesn't she take the PC into the pool , that might also work...nm
Vonage doesn't work all the time
I had AT&T but wanted to try Vonage. 2 a/c's - one was fine with Vonage (in fact better quality). The 2nd a/c is too tinny, etc and I can't use it. So try it out first.

This "business" thing seems to vary. When you ask them about a "business" a/c they told me I didn't need one. Now I am running into people all over who have phone cos bugging them about usage. LOL - it says "unlimited long distance" - it doesn't matter if you use it for friends or for dictation. I'd be curious to see what happens with a lawsuit, because they may lose. Business a/c's are generally for people with multiple lines and special needs re quick repair times. It has nothing to do with how much you use the phone to call one number.

I'd try confronting them with this.

I spec. told Vonage what I do and asked if I need a business a/c and they told me now also. See if they change.
Our Directway doesn't work all the time -
it depends on the weather. So far this has been a mild winter and it has been working great. I don't know how it would be for Meditech. I get my work on CDs.
I've tried comcast as well...doesn't work!

My brain doesn't work that fast
I'd have to use 'hyperpatm' and 'hypopatm'. Sometimes I make macros and can't remember what my train of thought was when I made them.

To help save time while working, sometimes I just make a list of macros I want to add and then add them in all at once when I'm on a break/lunch/or things when things are slow.
Thanks Melinda. Certainly doesn't work like most claim. NM.

Please post the link again; it doesn't seem to work for me. Thanks. n/m
Transcend Services doesn't send work outside of the US.
If the softener doesn't work, then rent a steamer. nm
Why on earth are you begging him for work when he doesn't pay on time? nm
oops-If it DOES work or doesn't.he'll learn-NM
Link doesn't work, but none sell for more than $290 on the site.
Exactly which one did you pay $350 for?
Doesn't work with "wireless" - my laptop is wireless sm
And my tower is wireless, does this mean I can't use it at all? Sorry to be so uninformed was looking forward to the 2 computers,1 screen and keyboard. ???
Overloaded with work - MY company doesn't offshore, so no problem for me

Does anyone find the search feature on this board doesn't work right?
I can't ever seem to find the old posts that I know are there by using the search feature.  Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?
Doesn't work that way with me. I just did a test from my other email addy to the other one, decl
I pick it up, shake it, and dump the crumbs out. If that doesn't work sm

I email my company and they overnight a new one.  I go through keyboards about every three months. They take a beating, but I produce a lot of lines.

The reply function to your original message doesn't work (sm)
So sorry about that...I hope you'll find this message.
If resale doesn't work, consider your local Freecycle chapter to give the
I didn't have trouble when I installed, but it doesn't work well with Internet Exploer 7. sm
I have had to uninstall IE 7 due to script errors and such.  Works great with the IE 6 though. 
No, it doesn't work same way. Hit F3 and it will still work, but
you can't hit enter anymore and you won't get the box cuz that only works for dates now. See the help file for building blocks. That's what 2007 calls autotext.
I use a little handheld digital timer from Pyrex (our oven timer doesn't work) - sm
and it's great, has two digital windows, clock on top, counter (which is what I use) on the bottem, then you can switch "modes" to a screen with 2 timers if that is what you want. Cost about $10. So I time myself more now since it helps me buckle down and I see who I am fastest at this way.....average anywhere from 12-18 minutes of dictation an hour doing this--- unfortunately I spend too much time looking up addresses but I hope my address directory will be to the point one day where I don't have to look up anymore (or at least not much). Have fun.
Why are YOU attacking HER? Just because she doesn't want kids, doesn't mean she needs a psychi
I get my work from an FTP site that they load the work to, however I don't have pool work so to
speak, but I tell them how many minutes a day I want.  The work is generally put in my box by 5 pm every day, then I have until 10 am the following day for some priority work, or 3:30 pm for the rest, so TAT is not too bad. I would like to work less at night though, but I working on that. My downside is I do not get the same dictators day to day, there are a few I do on a semi-regular basis though, some generate great lines but take longer to do that other doc's and are not "money-makers", I also do not get paid for spaces so that hurts a bit too.  This is WP5.1 too.....so very antiquated but that is what the hospital uses, so not much choice there. But I understand what you mean about the C-phone. I was just doing another job with C-phone recently...they incidentally did not tell me how to get off of the system, which was very simple.  I'd finish a job, then hit stop and hangup if I wanted to get off or quit working.  That is what you need to do if you want to sleep, eat, etc.  Don't feel guilty, do what you signed up for, believe me they watch the pools and will get others to do the work you don't finish.  If they get on your case remind them that you are only PT and only want 500 lines a day, etc.  It's not worth killing yourself over.  Good Luck.
Does MQ really seem like they want MTs? It doesn't seem like it

When you make something so complicated, difficult, cumbersome, and frustrating, that sends me the message they aren't really wanting to be in the business.   As far as I'm concerned, they have sent me a signal they don't want me to work for them.  Wonder who they sent those surveys to.

What? DQS doesn't use

What the heck are you talking about?  They are getting ready to put PRD on my machine.  Why would they do that if we can't use word expanders?

Just because I am an MT doesn't mean that
transcription. If that's all you have in your life I feel sorry for you. You're a miserable hateful human being and people like you are the reason I started working at home in the first place.

Try to have a nice day.
She probably doesn't know how to use it.
5 OUT OF 10 to me is 50%, doesn't
No she doesn't......
She sounds like someone who's telling it exactly like it IS and knows what it's all about.  Things are and have been rapidly changing in our industry and all other industries, for that matter, my dear. There ain't no free lunch any longer....SURPRISE!!  Better get with it or you WILL be left out.  Not a threat, just facts.................You can take it or leave it, but you'd be wise to take it.....from one sistah to another....
Well said. Like you said, it doesn't
majority of people have had alcohol in their past. People who are more prone to being alcoholics will likely become addicted before they even realize what happened. There is also a component of denial before you admit to the problem. I am not saying everyone that comes from a family with problems will become an addict with something, whether it is food, drugs, alcohol, etc., but it does play a role; and to dismiss that fact, is only being judgmental. "You have a problem; well you created it, bottom line." I think that if you know there is a tendency in your family, you can take measures to stay away from addictions; but sometimes bad stuff just happens to good people. I think we all might have a few problems we aren't exactly proud of. And for someone who overeats and is obese, it is no different than someone who is an alcoholic. I am not talking about people who have medical conditions either that might cause them to be obese, so don't start getting upset people.

I have a huge family history of alcoholics and mental disorders. I myself have some chemical imbalances and have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and OCD. I recognize that and take measures to be able to live the healthiest life I can.

that doesn't mean we can do anything about it
anyone not getting paid should contact their company and the bank

This was all before 9/11 (which doesn't
excuse Clinton by any means), but has anyone noticed that these outsourced jobs are going into the back yards of Afghanistan and Pakistan?  Don't any American officials worry about the potential danger to Americans associated with that?
One does, one doesn't.........
Our Super Center asks to see receipt for big items not in a bag, but our small store across town does not. Our Sams Club has a person that looks at the receipt as you're exiting the store. Every item has to be accounted for that is on that receipt. Also, none of the items are bagged at Sams.