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as a previous dial up user--sm

Posted By: nn on 2006-11-13
In Reply to: How do you make dial up faster? - need more speed

and I too had earthlink with accelerator...I found nothing that would make it go any faster. It is not just your computer, it is their servers, as well. If they don't have the server capacity, it does not matter how much processor speed your computer has, it just will not go any faster. I am sorry. I gave up on it and got cable. much happier.

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I was told I would dial directly into the system/Will I need to get dial up internet service?

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No you wouldn't. You wouldn't like being required to work 7 days per week, mandatory, just like a sweat shop. Of course YOU can make huge amounts of money too if you work 18 hour days.
Of course, I should add that the previous pay was MQ and after the changes that
I have an HP...my previous one was also
an HP and I loved it. My main problem is getting sound to record. I have found that most of my programs work well with Vista. I did speak to HP today and they told me to uninstall sound card and reinstall but I have not tried it yet. They said if it did not work I would have to send it in :(
not this job, but previous one did.
sorry - just used a new user name
didn't know it was taken by somebody else who everybody seems to think so little of. I am NOT whatever MTMommy you all are referring to. Sorry. Just looking for a little knowledge here about what I might be reasonably be able to charge when I am asked... would not want to shortchange myself.
USER too! NM
new Cox user need help sm
I will be having cox installed next week, I understand I can get a wireless router for one computer but they said I would have to purchase a wireless "card" for my others. I have an Acer and a Gateway, plus a Dell laptop aside from the one I am having Cox installed on. How can I get a wireless card for each of these computers and are they hard to install? They are "older" but still work fine for the kids, etc. Thanks for any help.
Ex-MJ user (sm)
Is there anyone who has had phone cards work for them?  The ones I have seen are at least 4 cents a minute.  But, has anyone found that phone cards is the answer to ULD?  I am new to this and scrambling to find something to replace MJ. 
as a user of VR with my job

I gotta admit that I love these bloopers. 


Who was your previous employer? I'm more
interested in making "insane amounts of money" than if an employer is nice to me. That's my personal preference.

Mind telling me who your previous was?

Given her previous behavior
she would probably accuse you of molesting her if you did try to hug her.
My previous HIM director was sm
a true psychowitch.  One day nice as pie and would give you the world. The next day, a bug would bite her and you would spend the next two weeks on all the garbage reports, worst ESL's.  I got out. She liked me but didn't like the fact that I didn't suck up or tattle.  She hid in a meeting on my last day of work.  I went on call but got so busy with my new job that I wasn't able to come in three times when she called so she fired me. How's that for being a witch. She had one other gal on call for a year that didn't come in when she was called and as far as I know, she is still on call. Go figure.
previous posts
I did read all the previous posts, as you indicated. You did give a lot of information. I will let you know in a week or two what I think.

No the previous poster, but I have one...
I like this one. Not sure if you have it or not. The nice thing is that it covers all the states and you can do a sound a like search as well. If you don't find what you are looking for in the AMA results you can just click below the results on "View Non Members" and that will take you to another listing of physicians. I love this site.

Previous DQS uster
That would depend on the new program.  I went from DQS last November to MedRite XL and my count plumeted from 260 an hour to about 100 an hour the first few weeks, but keep in mind I was learning three new accounts at the time.  Right now I am at about 220 lines per hour unless I get five 10-minute ESL docs in a row.  Just a very cumbersome program. 
see previous message above
"Pled" is an American term. The correct word is actually "pleaded."
sm to previous thanx message
Just went back to previous

job at a doctors practice for a lunch with past co-workers and friends... after that I'm always glad that I left for transcribing at home.  Love alot the people I worked with and even my bosses but hated the rest of the crap that goes with an office, every day a new crisis, etc.  When I'm feeling down about transcribing and all the junk that can get you bogged down at home, I just need to make a visit back to the old job site and it makes me realize how lucky I am... not that there aren't things that could be better in the MT at home world, but it sure beats what I would have still been doing if I didn't make the move home.  Just wish I could bring a few of my friends with me, but I was the only Transcriptionist in that bunch.   Just trying to keep smiling!

One of the ones in the previous post.
There in no guarantee with any of the options that you will have service everywhere you go.   If you travel mostly in major cities an air card might be an option.  The monthly fee is usually $60+ and I don't know if you have to sign a contract.   If you have to be connected to the internet all the time now to work (can't download work and then get off-line) then working in the car isn't going to be an option. 
Per this and your previous posts, you have no
set up by previous owner
wasn't it???
They pulled that on me at my previous job. I could
Don't put them down as a previous employer
etc.  Same thing happened to me and I had no problem as soon as I took them off my resume.  Good luck
Here are the 2 previous posts:




VR is only as good as the user,

and it won't pick up background noise if you have a noise-cancelling microphone (like I do).

Here's a report I dictated yesterday. I think it had one error (it typed breed instead of bleed), but that was because it was the end of the day and I was getting tired. Judge VR for yourself (and see my note after the report)-

The patient is a 57-year-old male with a history of hypertension, who was found on the floor by his son.  The son heard the patient fall and then heard banging on the floor.  At the time of initial evaluation, the patient was verbalizing although the patient could not understand what he was trying to say.  The patient had a left hemiparesis.  The paramedics were called but by the time they arrived the patient was unresponsive, however, he was reported to have a gag reflex and he was breathing spontaneously.  The patient was transported to our facility for further evaluation and management.

On arrival in the emergency department the patient was found to be entirely unresponsive, therefore, he underwent tracheal intubation for airway protection and to provide ventilatory support.  He was found to be hypertensive at the time of his evaluation in the emergency department.  The patient subsequently underwent a CT scan of his head.  This revealed a hemorrhage into the basal ganglia and ventricles.  There was mild ventriculomegaly and the basal cisterns were tight.  Additional evaluation in the emergency department demonstrated that the patient had left ventricular hypertrophy on electrocardiogram but without evidence of acute myocardial ischemia.  He was noted to have severe renal failure with a BUN of 95 and a creatinine of 9.8.  The patient's blood sugar was 229. The patient had placement of an EVD and was transferred to the intensive care unit for further management.

Since admission to the intensive care unit the patient has remained hypertensive.  His systolic blood pressure has been as high as 190.  His current blood pressure is 140/80.  The patient is receiving a propofol infusion.  He has not required any additional hypertensive therapy at the present time.  The propofol was used because the patient did become agitated, although he was not awake enough to adequately protect his airway.

Since admission the patient's intracranial pressure has varied between 8 and 16.  He has required CSF drainage of about 10 mL per hour.  His cerebral perfusion pressures have remained satisfactory.  He has been in sinus rhythm with a heart rate of 80.  He has not had any ectopy despite the acute intraventricular bleed.

The patient remains intubated and mechanically ventilated.  With slow ventilatory support, his gas exchange has been satisfactory.  We are providing assist-control ventilation to optimize his gas exchange, but we will attempt to keep his pCO2 between 30 and 35.  Lung fields are clear and there is no evidence that he had aspiration at the time of his bleed.

The patient was also noted to be hyperglycemic.  He is receiving an insulin infusion to optimize his glucose control, and the insulin infusion will be adjusted as needed.

Because of the patient's severe uremia he will require dialysis.  Currently, his potassium is not elevated and his intravascular level appears satisfactory.

The nephrologists have spoken to the patient's personal physician.  By history, the patient has had progressive renal failure although he has not require dialysis.  He is also known to have hypercholesterolemia and cardiomyopathy.  He has had deteriorating mental status over the past few weeks, which may reflect his progressive uremia.  He will require dialysis in addition to continued ventilatory support and management of his intracranial pressure.

P.S.  For the record, I dictated this report, if you will excuse the cliche, like a bat out of hell. All I know is I completed 36:23 of dictation in about 1 hour 15 min, and it had 626 lines.

Still think VR is such a bad product? 

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phen user
I've taken phentermine off and on for the last 15 years after quiting smoking and gaining 25 pounds. The only problem is,  once you stop taking it the weight comes back on. I have had no health problems from this medication, SO FAR.
Is there a way to search by user name? (sm)
Is there a way to search MTStars by user name?  For instance, if I want to search my past posts?  I tried using the search at the top but it didn't work. 
I have WP 10 and I like it. User friendly. sm

I've used MS Word too, but there really isn't that much difference and its easy to learn.


Shorthand user who needs help.
User software

user software

shorthand user here -
love it!
Very user friendly
Although I was a newbie at the time, after finishing a MT course, they first had me on Dictaphone and then trained us on Escription/Edit Script. It was much, much easier than Dictaphone and any MT with experience would find it very easy to use. There really is not that much training needed---just to learn the commands, which is included in the tutorial. It really is a great platform.
Not a c-phone user, however here's something



EMAIL THE BLUE "that might be beneficial (sm)" link to ENTER.  Keep in mind you are only entering the contest.  A winner will be drawn and a post will be made.

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How user friendly is it really?
eScription user (sm)
Win XP, MS Word 2003 is required since 2000 is not supported by eS any longer.  At least 512 for memory.  You're going to love it.
It is very user friendly...
...I think you'll like it.  Good luck!
Yep, VERY user friendly...
You'll be up and running into no time. :-)
I don't think it is very user friendly - sm
I used it for a day I think and then quit, hated it. Too many steps up to actually working and it was just a pain in the butt to use. There are many platforms that are much better than EMDAT.
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Sounds like you might as well be FT with those #s-- at a previous job the min. for PT was 5000
lines every 2 weeks.  Granted it got to a point where there was no work so it was impossible to meet quota, but if there was work you had better meet it.....then we had a landslide of work, about 90% ESL.....all the good stuff apparently went up in smoke  (they outsourced to the Phillipines).
Did you READ the previous message
I was being sarcastic about being called a "typist". After all, isn't patient care enhanced by ACCURATE and COMPLETE medical records? I would like to think I contribute, albeit modestly, to a patient's care. Don't you ever ask to see your records and check them for accuracy? Couldn't an omission or error result in a problem down the line? It HAS happened!

curious - to you and previous poster
Is there any particular reason why you would not want to use the computer they supply for their work and would rather use your own?  I am contemplating a similar job change, and thought I would use the computer the company supplies and keep my own for my personal use.  Less wear and tear on mine.  - no?
Accesss previous reports
Sounds like your user settings are set up so that you are not allowed to remotely review your previous reports.  I'd suggestyou speak with your account manager to see if this could be enabled for you, or if there is another reason.
Is there a way for me to go back and see what actions from the previous
week went for?   I have something identical to an auction and I had been watching it, although had not marked it, and it ended today and I want to go back and see what the final bid was and then also would like to go back a week or so and see if there were similar items auctioned and the final bids. 
I didn't get any of what you said from the previous post
I think the poster was just saying that nationals do those things mentioned.  Nowhere was it said in her post that nationals are crooks.  Those are your words and you're trying to put them in her post because she she contradicted your theory. 
Still INFJ. We had to take these at a few of my previous employers.
I actually got denied promotion for being an INFJ. Go figure. Then another supervisor told me I was the exact type of employee they were trying to avoid because INFJs are two-faced backstabbers. I've never been like that. If I have a problem with someone, I'll measure the severity of the situation then tell them to their face. Nothing two-faced there. I don't think those personality tests are an accurate projection of a person's future actions or successes. They shouldn't be used in employment or managerial decisions.
Please read previous posts..You will be
tortured to death with IMs. They do not listen to you. Bad Communication with your tech and supervisors on IM from India. Your check is penalized for errors and they will change paydays on your often so your check is shortened all the time. That and you will work yourself to death and notice in 12 hours you maybe have made an average of $8 an hour. There is no way that they pay for footers and headers or spaces as they claim. It never adds up. Dont do it.