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You have several choices

Posted By: Marianne on 2007-11-09
In Reply to: Instant Text question - jmr

You can change the current Singles glossary you are using under Options/Singles

I am pretty sure the MedsinglV.glo has "but" for b

And as mentioned you can always edit any of the Singles glossaries in Notepad.


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It may take some searching and time, but look. Not all companies post on this forum. Reach out to any and all contacts that you have ever had in the MT world. If more of us refuse to get paid an income that is ridiculously low, things will have to improve. I've walked away from jobs before for various reasons and I've always found work. I just refused to get paid crap for my knowledge. I refuse to work extra hours every day to make up for lousy technology. Period. As much as I love being an MT, I'd walk away from this work and do whatever it took to make a DECENT income. It's a matter of what's right.
Have to agree. Really nice choices.
I'm with you ... people can make their own choices. nm
Where you come off comparing gay lifestyle choices to sm
pedophiles (which can be compared with, say, serial killers IMHO) is NUTS. Pedophiles rape children and break the law. And you are showing a common thread HOW????
Thanks! You're right; it's all about making the right choices. NM
With those choices, go with 9 cents/line

I worked for a company that paid by the report - $1.15 for everything except interventionals, which were $2.25.  Per report is fine until you start getting into the 2-page MRI reports, which I had a lot of. When I found this website and saw what the per-line rate was for some people, I started checking the line counts and comparing. The only reports I was actually coming out ahead on were things like chest x-rays that were only 2 or 3 lines. You can see that at 9 cents a line, once you get more than about 12 lines, you make more being paid by the line. 

I have two part-time jobs now, one paid by the line and the other by the report, but the pay per report is VERY good, much higher than the going rate, because these are radiologists I have worked with before and a) they are very generous and b) they appreciate my expertise. 

I guess what I'm saying here is if you are paid enough per report, go for it. $1.10 - fugedaboutit!! 

No sound a likes, but lots of other choices...


If the doc takes Medicare, which most do, you will find him here.  You can narrow it to specialty, first name, last name, partial last name, city, state, or all of the above.  Much more thorough than WebMD.  Good luck.

True. So then don't work. We're talking CHOICES here. nm
Not upset - everyone makes bad choices in their life at some time or another. sm
No one is perfect. Hopefully, someone will give you a chance and your money and time won't be wasted.

Good luck to you!
I know why I am transcribing (a few bad choices I made early in life) - sm
But I did not lie about my IQ when I replied. There are genuine circumstances that prevent potential from being realized. I don't think I would have ever had the mentality to hold up a job more suited to my potential, though, and would have probably fallen on my face, had I been a doctor or a lawyer or such. I do know I would be dead now (long story). The direction I took was what seems now like a bad choice in life that lead to MT'ing to make a living, but in talking with my friends, they think it was providential.

MT'ing is easy because I remember everything without references. It helps me feel better about myself, and I make easy money.

Maybe this is what was intended.

Totally understanding. Our kids grow up and we have no choices.
My dear friend just called me yesterday crying because her daughter is living with her partner and the partner is pregnant. The daughter is sooo happy, the mother cried. So what you're describing is happening more than where you are and it is saddening. What can she do, nothing. Our kids whether we like it or not grow up and jump out to make their own choices. Some of these choices are "you can't tell me what to do anymore!" And, we have no choice but to live with it. So the choices then become to be miserable OR focus on your own life and work on making yourself happy in spite of what your kids put you through. You have a life, don't let your kid drown it out because of his poor choices. You may think who am I to say such a thing, I'm the mom whose son made poor choices and went to jail, I'm the mom whose daughter chose to abort my first grandbaby, I'm the mom whose son left his wife and kids after almost 10 years of marriage. I really do know how you feel. Find some joy for yourself in your life, you won't find it when you're looking at his.
You can accept the changes or you can shape the changes. THOSE are the choices. Reactive versus Pr
I choose to be proactive.  Apparently, the consensus here is to lie down like a dog and just let it happen.
How about setting a monetary limit and give choices, sm
such as: Would the MT rather have PTO, a Stedmans reference book of choice, or cash?

Feel free to email me about this. Lots of choices nm
Nothing new since the beginning of time..calories in, calories out. good food choices..portion size

Whether its a choice or inborn, some of us fight the choices or inborn

nature of desires that are out of sync with nature.  I am sure pediophiles will say they can't help themselves and it is a natural instinct and attraction but not every one acts upon the instincts/attractions. 

I know I am attracted to eating junk food, all day every day.  Big Macs, juicy extra cheese pizza, fries deep fried in animal fat, etc. I have never craved a nice salad and some fresh fruit.  If I follow my instincts and did what I want, I would be a very unhealthy 600 lb blob. 

Sometimes one just needs to put things in perspective. You have free will to do what you want to do but it isn't always right to follow those instincts.