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You're welcome and to the one who posted..sm

Posted By: $25-$50 gift certificate to some store?....sm on 2006-07-09
In Reply to: Thanks - I figured a $50 check; wasn't sure. - OP

You are very welcome.

And to the poster who said *minimum $100* - that's way out of line for *the granddaughter of an acquaintence* (acquaintance being the keyword). 

Unless, of course, one has a need to show off!  I believe most of us here at MT Stars posting have no need to do that.

Have a nice day! 

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in your spa goodies. Congrats!

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focusing on WORK, as in CLIENT and transcribing, as maybe half of you should be focusing on!!
If you're experienced, try for 9cpl or higher, and you're lucky to get that! nm
Skip it. No one cares. Either you're good on the test or you're not.
You're probably right. Plus we're losing our percentage of good people by .... (sm)
allowing every loser from every 3rd world country on the planet to just stroll on into our country, some legally, most illegally, and take advantage of the social services all us hard working little gerbils pay for by having money taken out of our pay every month. But I don't think we're all lazy. Just the ones on permanent welfare driving around town in brand-new Cadillac Escalades. Saw one just today on the Bayshore Fwy. Brand-new black Escalade with expensive spinner wheels, with 5 or 6 Mexicans in it. Well, who knows - maybe they stole it and it was on its way to a chop-shop. Smart-and-hungry people aren't always hard-working and honest.
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You're forgetting all the stuff you can't buy when you're UNEMPLOYED!
Unemployed people have a hard time buying anything, including cheaply made offshore products. How many will have to end up depending on public assistance? That means more tax dollars being eaten up - besides the taxes NOT being collected from the overseas workers. In the long run, are you really enjoying a lower price?
If you're on the job, ask for samples to do it how they want it. If you're testing, separate o
You're not losing it, you're burned out on your main job.
I feel for you... I am having my own "version" ;-) of these kinds of struggles. Lots of recent changes at the admin level have made my job do a 180, going from a really great one to a really crappy one.

For me, it's a struggle to get through the day with a shred of motivation. I get distracted in the way you discuss as well.

I just try to make my environment as comfortable as possible and make the best of it while I decide what the best way is to deal with the burnout... I figure if I can't change my inner brain workings so that I still like this job, I need to find another one, or this feeling will possibly get worse!

I hope it works out for you. Wish I had some better advice for you, but this really does look like burnout and extreme job dissatisfaction to me. We all wear it differently. Try to be good to yourself while you figure out a solution.

Don't know what you're complaint you're making with this post. sm

You stated in your original post that you don't want to work weekends or odd shifts. What is your definition of an odd shift?  Second shift?  Third shift?  Sounds like you want to work M-F on days.  Sounds kind of rigid to me. 

Personally I like second shift, so everyone working days means more work for me! 

You're not under a rock, you're just like me... an adult with more to
It's not because you're beautiful, it's because you're an IDIOT!
Does that make it any clearer for you??




Honey you're not being a shrew, you're being a
I don't get it when husbands and wives *allow* the other to have money that THEY work for...just don't get it.  Go buy the flippin' keyboard and tell him to take a hike! (To put it sweetly!) 
Why is it the only expander you're permitted to use? How would any know what you're using?


They think they're smart to accept it, but they're
If they're withholding taxes, you're not an IC.
As an IC, you should already be paying taxes. That said, the only benefit having them withhold FICA is that your Social Security/Medicare share will be less. Social Security is 15%; if you're an employee, you pay 7.5% and your employer pays 7.5%. As an IC, you pay 15%. Doing the math, 0.0925 would be your 0.10 minus 7.5%--the 0.0924 is just a tad less than you're making now.
We're out here (good MTs) but we're busy! sm
I don't recall ever taking an employment test where I wasn't offered a job. My MTSO does not even look at my work unless I happen to have a question or a blank, which happens maybe once in every 30 or so reports with an ESL. If you find a really good MT, how much training would be involved? Certainly you would save time in the long run once they're trained and you don't have to check all their work.
If you're one of the MTDesk clan then you're ok
You're right if you're single it's tough.

I am an IC as well, but I have a husband with benefits and makes a fair buck.  I am fortunate after 20 years to able to work from home.  I worked on site for 17 years with a "chocolate cake" the day I left.  Nothing more...  The loyalty in any profession is gone, gone, and gone again. 

Most companies want new employees/ICs that will take low pay and that won't cost much in the way of paying vacation time.

I do take every Friday off and try only to get on to check e-mail, etc. 

However, I wouldn't trade being here for my kids at this point.

There are headaches no matter what profession you are in.  It seems if it isn't one thing it's another. 

Raises?  Out of the question in this profession since most are afraid they will lose the account including myself.  I also underbid my last account because I wanted the account so bad.  I should be charging more. 

It is a neverending cycle really.

But, I still enjoy the work, so I guess that's the difference.  It does take will power to sit and type.  Some people need that boss hanging around to keep the production up and the incentive of a nice paycheck is just not good enough.

Good luck with your new job!  Sounds great! 

If you're new, good - if you're not a newbie, not so hot
Would need to know how long you have been an MT. For a newbie, this is a pretty good rate of speed.

However, if you have anything over a couple years of experience, then this is not too hot.

Also, what are the dictators like? Is it a "United Nations" account??

If you ARE capable of 200 lph or more and you can't seem to get it, then the problem has got to be with the platform you are using. In my experience, the platform into which you transcribe can make or break your paycheck - so if the platform stinks, then I hate to tell you, but there is no way you will be able to improve your line rate. I have quit jobs because of awful platforms more than once.
thank you - please do keep me posted. - sm
I was supposed to be there next week.
yes - keep us posted
I am sick to death of these companies. My credit card company called me Friday night at 9:45 P.M. to ask where my payment was, which I made last week and it was not late!!!! I was so mad and I knew the call was being monitored "for better customer service" that I screamed "listen you job stealing m**f**, do you have any idea what time it is, and if you knew your job, you would see that I am not late with my payment and it was RECEIVED last week." I was sooooo mad I couldn't believe I had lost it like that. I was screaming all kinds of profanities.

Ooooh that felt good getting that off my chest. Now if a big hurricane or tsunami would hit their towns I would be even happier. I have never been racist a day in my life, but I realize that I am racist against countries taking our jobs.
Where was that posted?
Can you direct me to that?
that was probably LL who posted.
I think that is the same guy that posted
before about the $25/audio hour and got actual bids for $10 and $20/audio hour. He/she sounds like a scammer
I got in right after I posted here, but before that
This was NOT posted by myself.
Hello PJ, nice to meet another, but how about we find a way to set ourselves apart. I am an MT and an Editor for multple accounts and frequent the boards here on MT Stars, come visit me on the Holiday/Recipe board if you like.
You might as well have posted
What is this? What can we do with this. Sorry, I'm not a technical person. How can we use this?
I posted below on this...
This lady I referred to before who wrote the doctor, he was actually more impressed with her at trying to learn a profession and showing that she cared than he was with the MTSO. He got mad at the MTSO for firing this lady and thought she should have been given a chance. He was actually really upset by this. I just think maybe a doctor should know how much their demands can affect a family...especially now that I am out of a job!! As far as the MTSO and everyone else seeing this and having a long memory, do you really think I would ever be able to work for that company again? She fired me over e-mail and told me not to contact her and then stayed logged off of her IM, so she is basically "hiding." Now that should stick in everyone's minds for a long time, I would think. It does really hurt to be an MT for so many years and have a mishap with a TAT a time or two, be told about it, apologize and then be given more work for a week while the MTSO trains someone else and THEN get fired!! I thought there was some kindness in the world, but I guess not when it comes to business. That is such a shame.
I saw that you posted....
a little lower that he was fine, but now he's having problems again.  I really do think it's some sort of allergic reaction, and he went and exposed himself yet again.  What is he eating or drinking???  Only the two of you can decide how serious this is, but if it IS serious, then get him some medical help--and to hell with the cost!
Well, I think this is probably a first for me to see posted
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Saw them AFTER I posted!
Again, sheesh, sorry to be a bother - I thought this board was for support.  If you don't want to answer, you don't have to!  People talking about what they are fixing for dinner are not attacked!  I'm trying to save my house and feed my children.  I logged in after a long absence, ran a search, got 0 (again have no idea why), posted my message, and yes, THEN related messages popped up!  I only come here now and again and probably did something wrong but jeepers!   That's ("how can you say that?!") how I can say that.  Please think twice before basically accusing someone of lying! Thank you for a lovely end to a lousy day with only $26.00 earned due to no work at my job. 
I don't know why I posted that there!
Maybe this should be posted on the
Thanks again!!! It's also posted above!!...sm
Since I never win anything, this truly made my day - thank you MT Stars again and again for this huge recognition this year!!!!  Your support makes us happy!! 
I know this has been posted before, but...
I just got a job in which I will need macros in word. Since it is something I have not needed before now, I never really paid attention to the posts on it. Can anyone explain this to me? Thank you!
done, but please keep us posted (sm)
I really got hooked on American Idol when it was on. If they ever put clips up we could listen to, it would be fun to hear. Maybe you could keep us posted on the process. Did this just start recently? Much more fun that MT, isn't it! Sing one "for the girls"!
Just posted on this...
I make over $20.00 per hour on VR, even with the low pay because I can do more than straight. The VR is different with the platform- just like working for 1 company as opposed to another. Where 1 does not like, another loves this form of doing their work- what system are you on? Mine lots of time takes very little editing really.
I know - I just posted above sm

about some other discrepancies - like the templates from DQS I put in only register two or three Keystrokes but it doesn't count the characters at all.  The templates I have in IT shoot the count up, but then I haven't determined what happens when you remove part of it.  It must keep the original count of the template?  

Yes, that was exactly what was posted above you and below
Then everyone who posted here who said (sm)
they transcribed a report knowingly on a family member either likes to not follow rules, doesn't want to toss the dictation back into the cue for loss of lines, or is just plain ole NOOSEY BODIES.
Well after I posted this...
it brought up the list of related posts and they were all so similar to my situation! and good advice too. I feel better. I notice though, the only people who never respond are the pickers themselves.
That was me that posted about...
the online removal and no, you don't have to have their service. It's an entirely one-time thing. McCaffee is the one I used. Do a search on Google for McCaffee online virus removal. I haven't seen it on my bill yet, but it was between $60 and $90. Allow at least an hour's time to complete the removal.
There was a job ad just posted by
a Christian-based MTSO.  Of all the MTSOs, I'm sure they would understand your dilemma.  Give 'em try, but be upfront and honest about your belief system.
I posted previously on this...
Unfortunately, probably for every good QA person, there are  maybe twice as many who are sadistic against other women.  Also, sometimes, in my opinion, they try way too hard to impress their bosses, or whoever they are trying to impress, than to really to help and educate MTs.  If that were not the case, you would not have all the major inconsistency, where one day they want it 'this way' and the next QA on the next day wants it 'that way' haha.  Ever had that happen?  Then when you question, you are treated worse than any man would treat you...

If a company hires an MT who is so terribly bad and lacking in skills, that is quite sadistic to then turn around and whine and complain of how bad they all are.  Perhaps QA should be involved in the hiring process as well. 

Sounds like martyr syndrome a little bit, too, like 'we all just have it so bad from you horrible, awful MTs, we have to fix all your nasty work.'  

Right, it is all about the QA and the supervisors, right?  Not at all about the MT who is expected to produce twice as much, for 1/2 the pay, is listening to the dictator form scratch, not reading along like QA does, where, yeah, it is easy to catch a word or meaning when most of the hard work is already done from an MT who was probably struggling to even get that much intelligible information from someone chewing or sneezing, coughing, or when a child is screaming in the background. 

If anyone really wanted to 'fix' the problem, there would be a job created to help educate MTs having consistent problems (not just, gee, today we do not like the way you punctuated, so you are a terrible MT).  Hiring also should be better controlled. 

One wonders, are you that critical to the overseas MTs?  Hardly...their work is probably 50% worse than any of our worst MTs, yet look how they are thirving...and your bosses are even wooing them. 

Help MTs, stop crucifying them for errors that are not causing harm to patients, and remember we are struggling against time, as well.  Only, WE are the reason YOU have jobs. 
I see why you posted Anon
That's nice that you are prejudice.  I have three children who are mixed.  They are wonderful children.  I know this has nothing to do with your post about the little girl, but your admittance of being prejudice really offends me.
I only posted the one question
I did not LIE about anything.  The only question that I asked was regarding the test question that I have been jumped on about.  There is another poster who asked about questions on her practice tapes. 
Are you the one who posted on the Ask the Dr board?

I go to "The Stop Smoking Center" for online support.  I quit for eight years, but this past 13 months have been so crazy that I relapsed exactly one year ago.  I've been peeved at DH and stressed over a lot of stuff, so I lit up one night while out with a friend.  I quit again for three months using Zyban, but relapsed yet again after stopping that.  I do OK during the day with not smoking, but DH smokes outside at home so it's tough to stay quit being around him.  I just keep making excuses to not quit.  That means I'm just not ready yet.  People handle their emotions and stress fine without smoking.  I handled everything fine for eight years without smoking, and those eight years were pretty hairy, too..  For me, it's a question of replacing my bad emotional crutch with a good one.  (Exercise!)

Good for you for making the decision!  You can do it!  Google the support board I told you about, and I'll probably be around here if you want to buddy up or anything.