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You all are such great support and full of useful information. nm

Posted By: Thanks for the info on 2007-07-08
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Try this site - it's full of useful information! Good luck!
IT - great program, great support system. nm
Thank you for the great information!!
I really appreciate it!!
Thank you! This information is great! sm

I realize that I probably have been giving him mixed messages about going back and forth with pull-ups and underwear.  I guess I will just cut the pull-ups out altogether and do what you suggested, timer, being constent and praise, praise, praise!  Thank you so much!

That one looks great too! Thanks so much for the information everyone! nm
Great post with VERY useful information. nm
Great information Christine. Thanks.
Great information. Maybe you need a productivity forum?
Google is a great source of information
on Internet terminology and abbreviations. Try it. You'll be amazed at what you can learn for yourself.
Jan, it has been great exchanging information with you - thanks and I hope your ship comes in soon
Great opportunity now. Work full time, show
Lynn has great information. I "went digital" a while back
with trying to use a digital system at my house that recorded the docs as they called in. But the phone lines were too expensive so I switched to FTP. I got a bit overwhelemd by the time I spent routing files (a bunch of different doctors and different subcontractors) and so I finally settled on a TASP, MetroScript.

So to answer your question, in my case with the TASP, my doc records all day with the digital recorder. At the end of the day he logs into my website (at MetroScript) and uploads the files. I can then log into the website and download the files whenever I want.

I travel quite a bit and I use a couple of different computers and so the Internet interface works really well for me. But everyone is different! Good luck!
Working full time at home with small children is hard but part time works great
is almost impossible. You will either have to work when your spouse is home or for only a few hours during the day and then more when they are asleep. I work part time at home and my kids (2&5 now) have done very, very well. They are great kids, very well behaved, don't get into much. I stop working to check on them/give them some attention every hour or so while I work (5 hours each afternoon or so) and they get all my attention in the morning and at night. It has worked out beautifully for us.
I went local. Great local tech support, they know what I do and were able to set it up just for me
Full Core means full CPR code.
Yeah, but full-time lines does not necessarily mean full-time hours, so I would do it if your produc
I work a full time and a part time, but not sure about 2 full-time...
My hubbie is disabled and I am the only one in my family working also, so I fully understand. You will not have a day off at all working 2 full-time as that is going to be the only way you will get in all your hours. I work one job in the mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and do have off one day a week, but if I had to get in the extra 15 hours to make the other job full-time I am not sure how I would do that other than lose my only day off. Also, make sure you have your account specifics in front of you at all times because you will get yourself confused as to who is what and having notes will help in that area. Good luck to you, as it is possible, but forget about your house being clean, having any social life, etc. Feel free to email me personally if you just need someone to talk to, as I have been where you are and still am.
Saw him on CMT show with John Fogarty. Great, great singer with a neat personality and drop dead
gorgeous without seeming to know it. 
Great post. I swear by both Advantage and Frontline Plus-- both work great! - sm
I don't know about "natural" approaches for the house. I have always used flea bombs in the past before the miracle of Advantage and Frontline changed my life. Have not had a flea problem at all since I began using those products about 10 years ago, dose all the dogs religiously once a month with the Frontline Plus except in Dec.-Feb. to save a few bucks and because the ground is generally frozen by then and no fleas are scurring about. -- Hope you get flea free soon.
Thanks to all. Got some great feedback and ecouragement. This board is great.
My rant passed, ate a late lunch, now back to the trenches.
GREAT GREAT SHOW! I still think Ellen Pompeo
should have gotten the Emmy/Golden Globe whatever it was for the show. I like Sandra Ho, her character just needs more depth... Next week looks AWESOME!! Maybe there is still a chance for McDreamy!! First season DVD coming out with deleted scenes! Can't wait to get it & watch it!!
It is a GREAT company and great deal! I've had
Vonage about 6 months now and I love it. The only mistake I made was trying to keep my original phone # - I wouldn't recommend that. You have a temp # for a while, and the other provider can fight for the old #, etc. Go to vonage. com. They have new features all the time! There is even a new soft phone that is a phone on your screen. You don't need a real phone when working - just headset. It has 800 #s you can have very inexpensively - great voice mail. You get emails when you have new messages, etc. I only wish I had used them a year ago! Nothing but good things to say, and I complain about everything!
Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
That's great Patti. Thanks. Have a great time at the beach.
You should feel great as a transcriptionist if they think your work is that great!!!
It is not your fault they approached you. I think it would be a different storey if you were the one searching for the job to take away from a company. They obviously want to get rid of the company and if you didn't take the job they would probably ask someone else. You should enjoy the better position and not feel guilty!!
Great post -great job of wording your answer! (sm)
Original poster - I completely agree with this answer, especially the part about finding yourself and using all that you have learned intellectually and connecting that to something that you will also enjoy with your heart!! You have so many wonderful options for your future - much more than many of us.
Thanks for your support!
I appreciate it!  and you are not "just" an MT...it is a noble profession. I am an MT, too, just have many years of experience.  I'm still proud to say that I am an MT
she needs support
you could have left the negativity OUT!!! must be you've never been in a bad situation, lucky you
Thanks for the support!
Thank you all for the support. My PCP's office called me back with the GYN appt. and I was talking to the nurse who works for him. She told me it showed ASCUS and to not worry too much about it.

Never having had anything abnormal come back before, I immediately began freaking out. It is nice to know you have the support of your online MT family to help calm your nerves. They must not be too worried about because I can't get in to the GYN for 3-1/2 weeks. I will try not to worry.

Thanks again!
He needs to support you more.
If this is going to make things better for you in your work area, then he should stand behind you 100%. I would just go get it. I just got one last week because my hands were hurting, and it has helped tremendously. I can't say I had to go through my husband though because when I said I thought I could use one, he said you should got get one. I understand sometimes income isn't always there and other things are more important and it's always nice to feel like your husband is behind you, so I would try talking to him again and trying to make him see things from your point of view. Hope you made any sense of out this! Thanks and good luck!
another support
When I worked for a hand specialist he always recommended Comfort Cool splints for DeQuervain. I type in them every day and they are very comfortable. Good Luck!
Thank you so much for your support
It means a lot.
For many of us who are working alone all day this is a wonderful way to connect not only on a work level but on a social level.  I see no harm in supporting and helping each other in a public forum such as this. It has often helped me tremendously both with work issues and for general discussions to help make my day better !
Thank you to everyone for your support!
You guys reminded me what a great support system we have in place here. I really appreciate all of your advice and support in the matter and after talking it over with my husband I am going to pursue legal action. I worked very hard to get my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and medical transcription provided me the income to do it. I am currently enrolled in the Master's program and with the 10 years of MT experience and owning my own service for four years, I feel as though I was qualified for the position (he must have felt the same way to give me the job in the first place). However, I disagree with the "seasoned" poster below who thinks that only someone with 25 years of experience can manage a team of MTs. I believe that to be completely untrue and unfounded and I am sorry she/he has such a narrow minded attitude on the subject that she/he feels as though they should be so argumentative with every poster. Thanks guys for giving me a boost of encouragement on a really really bad day yesterday when all I wanted to do was hide under the covers. I wrote that post after getting up at 4 a.m. and driving almost 10 hours all day. Thanks for lift.
do you support yourself
and pay your own bills? That's motivation enough for me ! Take lots of breaks or take a few days off if you need to. If you really don't need the money, then it's easier to let yourself get distracted.
Thanks for the support

Thank you both for writing back.  I have written the BBB, but as the parent company is in Canada, I also wrote theirs - along with the Attorney General internet fraud department (state and national), the Consumer Protection Agency, the FTC, the AAMT and their school accrediation director, and my mother.  I'm just in shock that they had the nerve to wipe out my grades!  But you're right - I also need to contact a lawyer so they can't do this to others.  The sad thing is that I'm a nice, quiet person, else I wouldn't have waited six weeks to throw a fit.  Anyway, thanks for responding - I need kind words and a nice glass of wine!!



Thanks for the support, all (sm)

You know what's funny, is that every time I post I end up getting one semi-uncalled-for response, and it's always from a person by the same name!

I had one lady email me saying that I "could be arrested" for writing a check knowing I didn't have money in the account. Ummm... No. That's why I have overdraft protection, like I said in my original post. I'm okay this morning, but I was a total sobbing mess last night and I think I made that pretty clear in my post.  So someone emails me after I already said that I had overdraft protection and tells me that I could get arrested?  And it's always the same person?

Geez, lady. Way to kick someone who is already down.  (And I've never heard of anyone being arrested for using their overdraft protection!)  There's at least one jerk on every message board, though, right?

But to the rest of you... THANK YOU!



Thanks for the support. ... sm
I may not be "Norma Rae", but she had the right idea. If we could put together 10 MTs who were willing to be on the front line and form some type of "committee" to go to our congressmen and such, maybe we could start the ball rolling toward better working conditions and change things. It really does come down to this: Every day you have a choice. Choice A - do nothing. Choice B - do something to change what's wrong. I'd rather go out doing something than nothing. Maybe I'm going to have to be Norma Rae after all, but I'd sure like a few extras to be there with me.

You know, the Amber Alert System was started by a little girl's mom who wouldn't stop until she got it across the USA. When she couldn't take the murder of her child, she did something about it.

Any MTs who are interested, email me and we'll put our collective intelligence together and see what we can do to improve things. Somebody's got to care enough to do something. At this point, no one else is going to bat for us; we must help ourselves.

It does take support. (sm)

My husband used to try to deter me from doing what I am doing now, but he has seen my mood drop and my countenance become sort of bitter over the last couple of years and it really worried him.  He said if it would make me happy, to do it.  It took awhile, but he is all for it now--especially on the days when I actually bring in a couple of hundred dollars from what I am doing.  It's harder on the days when I make about 25 cents. 


Thank you all for your support!
There have been so many e-mails and posts about my situation with my family and their lack of understanding that I do "work".  Only those of you here truly understand.  I don't know if there are words quite special enough to say here, but I feel so much better after having heard all the comments.  A great big thanks to all of you.  So glad you are all here!   Hugs!!!!!!!!!  I will survive!!!  Loved the post referring to Sylvia Browne!  Thank you for reminding me of her.  I so love her books.  I have almost all of them.  When I read her work I always feel better.  The post regarding what she would say -- so true.  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Can't state that enough here. 
Thanks, I appreciate the support

It seems there are several of us who feel this way about this. I knew I couldn't be the only one. As for the crabby posts and the hate mail I got this evening, I'm not concerned. There are always one or two in the bunch who are wound too tight. But WOW, you'd think I just shot their puppy or something, huh? What can you do. I'm just happy that it's their problem and not mine.

support - or not
Hey, I was sticking up for you - I said it FMLA can definitely be abused and everybody else pays for it - go back and read my post!
Thanks for the support
I can agree with you on that -they are young - we are not so young - and sometimes that is detrimental to the job search. Plus, after 15 years I have not kept up with office skills (I never thought I would work in an office again) and I really do not want to return to school, although I have thought about coding. However, my son wants me to go to work for one of the airlines so that he can fly for free - he is not really thinking about what is best for me, but what will be of benefit for him.
Thanks for the support!
She's not a horrendous speller, but like every new specialty you learn, the lingo is different.
PC support
Looking for a recommendation for a good/reliable/reputable on-line PC support company.  I work from home on my own PC and it would be nice to have technical support w/o having to disconnect PC and take it somewhere.  Would appreciate any suggestions (I hope I'm on the correct board; I'm new to this)

 Can ANYONE give me some legitimate service who goes after "deadbeat dads"????  I'm at the end of my emotional rope, and my state (Oklahoma) has not helped much in nailing down this butthead ('cuse my French)....I've talked to a few "services" which IF they get anything from him, they will probably take 60-70% of it!!!    Has anyone had any luck anywhere??  Why do these guys (and I'm sure there are gals out there too!) get away with not supporting their kids???

Sorry to vent  ...I type for a living (like you) and beating this keyboard sometimes helps me feel better!  Thanks for listening (reading ??)....


child support
Believe me, deadbeat moms are very prevalent, moreso than people think.  I know from personal experience that these moms rather spend their money on themselves than send even the tiny amount they are required by law to send to their child, all the time professing how much they love their children. 
Child Support

We have a newer prosecuter in one of our local county's who started a new program to go after deadbeat parents.  3 times a year, she post the pictures of the worst offenders on the front pages of the newpapers, along with how much they owe...usually has a pretty good rate of call in's to report seeing them.  She's also working extremely hard to get the state to NOT renew drivers lisc. on any of those who are over 2,000 in arrears.

My sister finally got the attention of our prosecuter when her ex got close to 30 grand, the folks at CS just did not seem to have a working phone or at least one they answered, so they went after him, showed up in court, the magistrate took all of 10 minutes to look over the files...asked the idiot and the prosecuter if he had a working wage deduction in place (which he did on paper), and then said...Well he has the wage order in place, so case over 

Now how the heck do you think he got to the 30 grand mark if the wage order was working........duh  Good luck, been there before and glad mine has paid on time.

Tech support will help you set up a
shortcut on your desktop to access your ACO (shortcut) file if you ask them.
Re: tech support
I don't know if it gets back to our supervisors, but I wish it would get back to theirs! What I do now is tell the "real winner" support person that I have to hang up suddenly. Then, I call right back. I suddenly get a different one who is a whiz and very helpful. It's worth the hang-up and call back unless you have to wait 45 minutes for the next "helpful tech." ;-)