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all this talk about snakes and guess what..

Posted By: Gina on 2009-06-06
In Reply to: It's Officially in the Attic - Skeered of Snakes

the dogs had cornered when we got home from town today.. geez. a stinking snake..went down to see the dogs in the pin were going crazy, yard dog was even down there barking.. he always greets us when we get back home, so I knew something was there, went & looked, it wasn't a black snake, kinda grayish.. so went back to the house, then went back again & the stinking thing had its neck spread like a cobra, and then it hissed at me, creeped me out and sent chills all the way down, so back to the house I went, dh got home, went out to tell him, he went & got the shovel, that things head was almost diamond shaped it was evil looking, dh got it on the shovel & I think he was going to pitch it over in the woods, but then it held that evil lookin head up & hissed at him, it fell off the shovel & he killed it.. heard it was a spread adder, here people call them spreadenadder.. lol.. needles to say, Thank God it's gone..

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You talk about QA being arrogant, BUT
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Where do you usually talk about productivity?

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Walk your own talk, then.
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Talk about childish!
Talk shows

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Well, talk about job security

This morning, she came in my office and brought me a flyer...


Medical Transcription Services at 7.6 cents per line...

Extraordinary Quality Medical transcription at 7.6 cents per line (65 character line)

24-hour Turn Around Time (TAT) compliant

2-4 hour Turnaround available on request

Secure and fully HIPAA complant

HIghly experienced Medical Transcription Staff will ensure that your transcription is completed efficently with the highest level of quality.

yada...yada...yada....on and on with their ad...

How can a company possibly work for this?  Wonder what the transcriptionists get paid? Would this be outsourced??  I wanted to ask these questions, but our manager doesn't care about anything but the dollar. I've been here 17 years and the work load is overwhelming. So am I threatened, YES! Should I be?


Talk America
I live in North Carolina and cannot find Talk America in my area for $49.95.  Someone else also told me about them.  Where are you?
Please talk with neice

I, too, got pregnant when I was 18 (had baby at 19).  I was whoring around, doing drugs, and making bad life decisions.  I met a guy and 2 weeks later found out I was pregnant.  I told him and we both decided on abortion.  We went to the clinic, paid them $500 dollars.  They did the "initial exam" and set us up for a date to have the abortion. 

2 days after my initial evaluation, I was in tears and told "this guy" that I really wanted to have the baby.  He cried and said that he did, too.  We were basically both just going to abort because we thought that is what the other one wanted. 

I cry everytime I think about that awful thing that I almost did.  I would never hurt my baby now that she is here, how could I have thought about hurting her when she was completely helpless?

Well, 7 years later, I have a wonderful kindergartener who can read and write (wrote her daddy a letter before school this morning saying he was the greatest dad ever).  This child changed my life.  She means the world to me.  I can't stand it when people say that a child would get in the way.  My child gave me something to live for. 


By the way, I was a lucky one.  That guy, is now my husband and we will be celebrating our 5 year anniversery this year :)  We also have a wonderful 2 year old. 

Ummm...you need to talk to someone about this!
Why would anyone need this info? That is too strange. I would call a lawyer or another bank and find out about it. Did they SELL you the insurance or what?
I'll talk to them.
Well, there isn't any good to talk about.
If you'll go to the company board and go through the archives you can read the posts, but basically they suck big time.  Sound quality lousy, dictators lousy, management lousy, hard to get lines ......
Had a "friend" talk to me ....sm
like that one day as I was sitting at the computer.  She was one who knew she could do it, blah, blah, blah.  I said "sure, sit down here and get busy."  Couldn't get past 3 sentences!  She never mentioned it again and had a new respect for what I do!
Do you know anyone you could talk into joining under you?
From what I've read, the program pays when you get down to the 8th level. So, you need to sell someone who can also sell someone 8 times before you'll see any real money.

You may make a few bucks at first but compare that to the joining expense, what things you have to buy, I understand 2 or 3 things, and something about a $20 monthly site fee (just what I've read, remember).

Personally, I wouldn't waste my money on it.