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You know -- I'm free to work for however

Posted By: Busy MT'ing on 2005-11-27
In Reply to: Quite amusing, since you work for two companies, you are - double dipping in both.

many companies I want.

If I made $50K a month from 5 companies and you only make but $500 from 1 company -- that's my reward for being resourceful, for working hard, for doing the work that is offered when it is offered.

Nice thing about this country is you are free -- free to be as rich as you want to be or as poor as you want to be!! I love it!!

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A way to get work done for free
I actually had 1 company ask me what my specialties were and then send me a file dictated the same day in one of my specialties with a note telling me to transcribe it as quickly as possible. That one really made me think she just wanted work done for free.
maybe they were trying to get free work

out of you.  Some companies do that, especially unreputable ones.  Good for you. 

I recently applied for a job and they hired me after reviewing my resume and a short telephone interview.  No tests.  I was QA for about a week and a half, which I guess is their testing period, but I got paid for it.  Can't beat that. 

Work for Free
I'm telling you, DON'T WORK FOR TOTH. They will s c a m you out of $130 or more before you even start to work, as they charge you this ridiculous fee just to set up your computer. Believe me, there aren't too many companies out there, at least in the 11 years that I have been doing this, that charge you to set up your computer, and if they do, it's usually only $30 to $50.

Don't stoop to their level. They have no regard for their MTs, and they live beyond their means in a big house, with a mortgage that is about 5 times the average mortgage, and their car payments are about 3 times the average car payment. I know them personally, and they're not good people.

Wait until after the holidays. This time of year it slows down, as doctors take vacation, etc. It is usually slow this time of year. Things break usually in February.

Offer to do the work for free. You have not done something that has not been done before.
It's a free country. She can work where she wants UNLESS..SM
If there's some kind of contract that says she can't work anywhere else, then that might be a problem. Otherwise I just can't see anything legally wrong with it unless it can be proved she's sharing private information. I agree - I'd stay out of it completely.
No, you are not free to work for Spheris and MQ and
And if you want to give your labor away for free, you will always have plenty of work. nm
Does anyone know of a good free antivirus software that will work with -sm
windows XP.  I currently have AVG but I am not happy with that.  Thanks. 
Yeah a 30 minute test---work for free, he gets enough to test, his work is done - nm
I understand... But I will not lose money by doing free work because she chooses to bill (sm)

will a method that requires me to give away free work.  I will politely explain my position when we have our meeting.  If push comes to shove, I will tell her that I will switch to her method of line counting, but I will need 9 cpl rather than 8 cpl.  If she won't do it, I will give my notice.  

Thanks for the input!  I appreciate your time!   

read the whole post - good lord- you act like I am telling you to work for free--
The fact is "YOU ARE NOT TYPING THE LINE" So why get paid to type that line?

I merely suggested hourly pay. Good Grief!! If you people didn't have something to argue about, I think you would all go bananas.
Yes, I agree. Free is a good price and Express Scribe will work just fine for you. (nm)
Abacus is not free. It is $20 but worth it. You can download a trial version free which does not h
I have used this for years and have compared to Sylvan, Word, and MP Count, etc. When you have it set to count every character, bold, shift, tab, etc. It is great and always higher than the others. Now if you are wanting gross lines like in Word then no it won't be as high because Word counts blanks lines and Abacus counts a line only if there is a character on it. There is also two places to check for it to count the Headers/Footers. If you have the FREE version then it must be the trial or a very old version so you don't have all the features and functions.
Free? As in, free trial? Otherwise, I don't think you'll find a spellcheck software that's
Check out the free demo of MTStars FlashType. It's free for 7 days.
Then, if you like it, you can purchase it for $59.95.  See link below.
yes it is free....mine was free....why the exclamation?
There are free ones out there. I have been using a free one for 5 years. sm
Just have to research FTP server software.
free? We are not *free* - what planet R U on?

Free? Liberal?  You know nothing about me......I'm a 4th generation American so don't get up in my face......

We have a bad bad reputation today....and we do NOT HAVE 60 ALLIES/COUNTRIES BACKING US UP IN IRAQ....you better open up your eyes to the REAL stats.  Perhaps in 2003 we had 60 allies/countries backing us up....NAME 60 today.  I can name maybe 10 countries.......

You are terribly off-base.........even the soldiers have spoken up stating *unfortunately, this has become OUR vietnam* -

here's where you might think of beginning...iraqi veterans against the war......not a liberal website by any stretch of the imagination..


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.
AVG free
I used McAfee, Norton, Panda, etc, all types of viruses and worms slipped through and caused my computer to crash. I now use AVG free edition, free upgrade every day and free check every day of my computer, that I set at at 4:00 a.m. If in doubt try www.worldstart.com, lots of computer geeks there and they will answer your questions about computers, etc on their message board. They have helped me a few times with reliable, good information about many different problems on my computer. Good luck.
PGP (it's free) nm
Nothing is free!!
My family is in the restaurant business and I can cook like a maniac .. so screw the free meal stuff!!  I am over 50 .. look great for my age .. make very good money .. have no bills .. and though my daughter lives here she is 32 and wishes I would meet someone and cut her a break!!  I was a nurse in another life.  Do I want to take care of someone whose body is in worse shape than mine .. no; do I want to cook for someone who makes a mess I have to clean just because the moron breathes .. no; do I want to hear the constant whining, burping, farting, dribbling, and all that other geezer stuff .. a thousand times no!!  So, I find a guy who is 10 years younger than me and he is crazy about me and likes my old body, and we get along great .. but I have issues with the 10 years and I feel I am more than a wild piece of keister and nothing is free .. and that is on a good day!!  LOL!  Oh, yes, and he is cute as a button too .. I must be over the edge.  Maybe not 
Can anyone tell me what the name of the free SM

wav player is?  I think it is E something or the other.

Thanks for your help.


Please tell me the name of a FREE
This one is not free. If someone KNOWS of one
I don't think there is another free one
There are different footpedals available though, and not all are interchangeable between transcription modules. I have two pedals, one that I ordered to use with Express Scribe that connects via serial port, and then I got a new computer that did not have the serial port and I also began using the Olympus module, and so I ordered the Olympus pedal, which has two connector ends that you can switch so that you can connect via either serial port or USB.

I am not sure why the pedals are not interchangeable (some of them can be used with more than one module, but I just do not know how to tell the difference other than ordering the pedal based on recommendations from the software manuf. of the transcription module).

I also have had a problem with the Olympus pedal that started after I began loading .wav files into it. It is made to be used with .dss files, but plays .wav and other file types as well, but when I have been away from the computer for a while or when I have closed the programs and reopen them, I often times will have to reach behind my tower and unplug the pedal and then plug it back in. I am not sure what has caused the problem though because for the first couple of months using the Olympus I never had to do that.
AVG is free
...or you can do it for free (sm)

by eating less and exercising more.  I'm not being a smarty, but this method had me from 235.5 pounds to the 119 pounds I am now, so I'm just speaking from experience.  I even kept it off through a pregnancy because I learned how to eat regular food in an intelligent way. 

These weight loss plans do NOT offer the secret code.  It's within the person who wants to lose weight! 

I'm getting it for free
We bought a couple of new HP computers this fall and we get a a copy for free, which we should get within a couple of weeks. We will probably install in on a spare computer to see what it is like before putting it on our new ones. Hopefully the software that we use for work will be compatible with it!
Do you want to pay for it or want for free?

Do you want to pay for it or want it for free? 

No fee; it is free
There is no fee; you must have clicked the wrong button.  I'm sending the signatures myself (out of my pocket) to DC.  Try again; no fee to sign it.  It is free.  http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/medrecords/
I use AVG Free.
I bought a refurbished hard drive and loaded microsoft office 2003.  So many companies are not allowing Vista or 2007, so I felt this was the way to go.  I have had good luck so far and a great running system.
I use AVG Free also. I also have several other
programs for adware, malware, and spyware. I usually search Kim Komando's site for things like that. I find that she is pretty much on the mark with her choices, recommendations, etc. When I hear that I "need" to install something, I figure if I don't know what it will do or not do, then I just leave it alone. A good running computer is a happy computer. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Not OP but I have done this for free too
I go in through the IRS's website and select Free E-File and go from there. You can choose from several different software programs. I have used H&R Block for the past 3 years this way and have never paid a dime.
AVG Free
This is an anti-virus program that has been recommended by all my "tech gurus" including Hiwired.com -- its free and comes HIGHLY recommended.
Hey a free one!
I'll check that out too. Thanks!
I think it expires in 60 or 90 days.  Then you have to pay
Free help

One of the best anti-virus programs out there is AVG 8.0, and you can download it for free. Combined with Spy Sweeper by Webroot, your PC will be completely protected. Ad Aware is another good one.

Today I have been poring over job listing sites looking at the openings posted, and I picked up several viruses. There is so much junk out there....

RE: Free
They will replace it for free. I didn't know that. You just contact them and they will replace it. I just kept buying them.
?? A free AV that did that...sm
..would hardly be likely to sell its "paid" version to anyone. Nothing like that could go unnoticed by the technical community and their reputation would be trashed instantly.

AVG supports its free version through the sales of its paid version and offers the free version as a service to the computing community. In doing so, their free version has a very good reputation. I recommend the paid version simply because it is a much more complete package of protection.
Are you looking for free ones?
Googling found one that's $18 for a CD manual, but I didn't stumble across anything free.
free software....
I guess I'm just ditzy.... but what is all this about the software... how do I access this?? Thanks for your patience!
free software
Oh - gotcha.  Thanks.... but what is everyone going on about the new features??  I'm still lost on that -
You can try ShortCuts for free....sm
Since ADVANCE is free, there would
be little immediate impact if we cancel our subscriptions. Contact the advertisers and express your displeasure. They're the ones who provide the income stream for ADVANCE. They need to know that the people they're trying to reach are displeased and that their companies are associated with an extremely unpopular position.
I use Free MP Count
A long time ago I used Sylcount, then I used DocuCount on my old computer but when I upgraded to a new computer/software, I had to find something else. I compared Abacus and MP Count and I, personally, was happier with the consistent counts I got with MP Count. Also, Joe Vann supports his product well - even the free version! It makes for a very professional Invoice/billing statement that I use for my own local account.
textcrypt; free. nm
Why pay at all? Grisoft's AVG is free.

McAfee was good back in the olden days of computing.  I haven't used them since then.  Norton is OK.  Honestly, I dislike Norton because it's annoying and expensive.

I use Grisoft's AVG for antivirus, Sygate Personal Firewall, and AdAware/Spyboy Search & Destroy for spyware.  All free.  All work great.

There is a free 30 day trial you
can download to your computer. But it is missing a couple of features, can't remember which ones
Are there free FTP programs?

Are there free FTP programs?


Anyone have a link for a free (sm)
greeting card site that does not have a lot of annoying popups? I just need a quick birthday card.
Thank you!