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do you live in a cave in the middle of no where as well? its not babysitting

Posted By: its human interaction on 2005-08-07
In Reply to: Re: Happy face post...I couldn't have said it better myself....sm - Agree 100%

We get so little of in the work place, so whats wrong with an occasional 'job well done' when its deserved, if only to make us feel better.  Or even a little personable information, we're not robots.  I've been doing this over 10 years, independent and believe me I could probably edit your reports with my eyes closed my dear. 

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"Live in a cave"???......sm

Your childish statements including the one about "editing my reports with your eyes closed" just prove my point.  Secure, adult professionals do not require a daily affirmation to make us "feel better".  I don't need a "job well done pat on the head".  Obviously you do.

Babysitting ideas....
That's what I do - I have a 12-year-old girl come by for a few hours on the days my regular sitter is unable to keep my 5-year-old and it works out well. She gets some money in her pockets and I don't have the 5-year-old pestering me every 5 minutes while trying to work. :o)
Sibling Babysitting
My 12-year-old daughter babysits her 3-year-old sister when we go out shopping, etc. We don't pay her for it because she gets an allowance for doing chores around the house, but this summer she's been watching her in the morning while I work, taking her outside to play, etc. and I do give her $10 a week for that. It's probably a little on the low side, but she appreciates the extra money.
You should complain to management again and immediately. If you cave, then they will

See if there's anything on the MSoft website. Otherwise, you might just have to cave for service
Sibling babysitting pay question...
Do you pay older siblings to babysit younger ones?  If so, how much and what are the parameters?   Our 15-year-old currently gets paid $3/hour to watch her little sister when my husband and I are on a date night  (i.e. movie and dinner) but not if we're out of the house doing things like grocery shopping or attending meetings (we're foster parents and have meetings to go to for that to keep our certification up as well as occasional church meetings that take us both away at the same time).    She wants to get paid for when we're at meetings but I told her that these things are things that we're not exactly partying at and thus she shouldn't get paid and it's her contribution to the family.  What do you think?   
First cave paintings, then cuneiform in clay, then papyrus. nm
On the noon news they were interviewing the babysitting....sm
man whose wife was too distraught to talk on camera. Seems as though when the child's mother was told of her son's death she admitted that they had had problems with him unlocking doors and walking around in the middle of the night and failed to tell this to the couple/friends that were watching him. She gave birth to a girl on Sunday and her son died today. What a tragedy.
My biggest problem is the babysitting requests...

This is my biggest problem.. Every mother within a 20-mile radius thinks I am their emergency backup babysitter.  I lost a friend over this.  She asked me to babysit, I said no, she showed up at my door anyway and begged me to take her kid, and I refused.  She hasn't spoken to me since.  Several other mothers have expected the same thing, some that I don't even really know, and I have had to be very firm and stand my ground. 

College is sometimes nothing more than a 4-year babysitting service. (n/m)
The chaperones' job certainly wasn't babysitting legal adults.
OJ walks free.  Robert Blake walks free.  The son of a top justice official will walk free, too, although I do agree that we don't know if he did anything to her or not.
Previously Unknown Prehistoric Species Discovered In Israel Cave
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have announced today the discovery of eight previously unknown, ancient animal species within "a new and unique underground ecosystem in a cave near Ramle, Israel.

In a press conference on the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University, the researchers said the discovery came about when a small opening was found, leading to a cave extending to a depth of 100 meters beneath the surface of a quarry in the vicinity of Ramle, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The quarry is operated by cement manufacturer Nesher Industries.

The cave, which has been dubbed the Ayalon Cave, is "unique in the world", said Prof. Amos Frumkin of the Hebrew University Department of Geography. This is due mainly to its isolation from the outside world, since the cave's surface is situated under a layer of chalk that is impenetrable to water. The cave, with its branches, extends over some 2 kilometers, making it Israel's second largest limestone cave. It is to remain closed to the public to permit further scientific research.

The invertebrate animals found in the cave four seawater and freshwater crustaceans and four terrestial species are related to but different from other, similar life forms known to scientists. The species have been sent to biological experts in both Israel and abroad for further analysis and dating. It is estimated that these species are millions of years old. Also found in the cave were bacteria that serve as the basic food source in the ecosystem.

The animals found there were all discovered live, except for a blind species of scorpion, although Dr. Dimentman is certain that live scorpions will be discovered in further explorations and also probably an animal or animals which feed on the scorpions.

The underground cave includes an underground lake, in which the crustaceans were found. The lake is part of the Yarkon-Taninim aquifer, one of Israel's two aquifers, yet is different in temperature and chemical composition from the main waters of the aquifer. The lake's temperature and salinity indicates that its source is deep underground.

Among the interesting features of the discoveries thus far in the cave is that two of the crustaceans are seawater species and two others are of a types found in fresh or brackish water.

This can provide insights into events occurring millions of years ago regarding the history of ancient bodies of water in the region.


Now, go to the link and see a pic of one of the little buggers!

My advice: Regroup. Find a small cave, cheap, take the kids, get a stable job (1), quit trying to

need to stabilize.

Medical transcription is not a "living" - it is a sideline anymore, unless you can find a doctors office or hospital where you can count on an income and count on medical insurance.

Leave the BF - they are dead weight.  They wear you out and rarely help you find any solid footing.  If your's did you wouldn't be here asking for advice.

I used to think I need to be married - then I began to ask myself:  WHY AM I MORE BROKE AND MORE TIRED WITH A HUSBAND?

There were more hours in the day and more money in the bank when I was on my own with my children.  We may not have had fancy things but we were happy because their mom was happy - ME.

Again, don't use 3 PT/transcription jobs or even 1 FT and some PTs to say you are making it.  Either bring your budget down to living on the 1 FT and let the PT be the discretionary income (extra for savings, emergencies, etc), or leave transcription entirely.  MTing is a losing proposition at this time.  Unless of course, like I say, you are in a stable place like a hospital.  And don't COUNT on the PT to carry you through - these nationals and side jobs are playing fast and loose with paying people or providing any security at all.



why no, i don't live in snobville. did you think you knew me? i live in heritage hills a suburb
it takes a little longer to get to work and shopping but thank god i have some privacy and am away from the congestion.  lovely trees and lakes all around.  maybe about 20 minutes to a large shopping mall.  but no, i don't even know where snobville is.
why yes the quality of air where i live is quite different than where the city people live.
Lots of pollution.  That's why everyone is moving away from the city and areas zoned for multiple housing units and low income housing and trailer parks.  Population is dense and near manufacturing.  So yes, the air is different but millions of people pay a little extra for the quality, the space and privacy afforded to those who move out of polluted crowded areas such as you defend.  There is always a reason why some areas and housing is cheaper than others.  Maybe it is the air and maybe it's something you can't quite put your finger on but you know you would prefer not to live in certain areas.  You know what I mean or are you living in one of those areas?  They tell after awhile you block out the sounds, the smells and get used to the pollution.  I don't know.  I didn't stay long enough to test the theory.  My mental and physical health is way too important to me. 
I know they live a long time, so if there is a chance they will out live you - sm
make sure you make provisions for them in your will. I have only had cockatiels and some finches, so don't really know anything about the bigger birds. I love African Grey's but they are very expensive.
Live and let live. Don't force your lifestyle on me.
I used to live in MN now I live in MS and they were both cold last night!
Will take MS cold over MN cold any day, and I don't miss the snow. I miss the Mall of America, though!
I live in PA, can I help? If they are close to where I live, I would go check them out for ya!
Where in PA is this company?
Dr. wants to cut out middle man and keep
Middle GA
Hey Mina! We are neighbors. I am in Byron.
probably floats in the middle
back stroke ...
middle-aged MT
What do you consider middle-aged?
Advice for middle age
Middle age can be a bitch. It can start in the 40's or 50's. Best advice? First check your overall health with healthcare provider. Lose weight if need be. Exercise. Walking is the best. Ever day. I have been taking pilates, and whoah, does that change your body and mind. Makes you lean and long, lithe and strong. Keep the mind stimulated. READ. Read about a variety of subjects. Keep an open mind. Question everything. Hang around young people, learn from them, but keep your dignity and class. Don't try to dress like them. They can learn from use too. Do fun things. LAUGH, a lot. That helps! And best advice - have a circle of girlfriends who support you and can laugh along with you!!
Once was middle class.

I was going to agree with you at first, but....  There is always food on the table, bills are paid.  Have pretty much what I need, but as I get older I care about having a lot less.  Certainly not rich, neither of us will be able to retire any time soon, although had we planned better, we might have been able to.  So I guess that put's us sort of in the middle, huh?

Hardly. We will always have and need a middle class.
The middle class is supporting everyone. This is a socialistic society.

I work and make money to pay for my stuff.

I work and make money to pay for YOUR stuff.

Believe me, there is a need for a middle class in a society like this one. They're just apprehensive to use the "S" word because it sounds too much like *gasp* Communism!
Yes, we will always NEED a middle class,
but don't think it will ALWAYS be there....just look around you.... Maybe when the rich have to take care of the "working poor" we will see a turn-around, but then again maybe they'll just "forget" them.  Don't have much faith in this economy.  The poor are being ripped of any programs that existed just a few years ago.  By the time the "middle class" hits bottom, there will be no help, no kind of any social programs in existance, just the rich and poor.  Which will you be?  Yeah, yeah, I'm pessimistic, but also realistic. 
I have a middle easterner that
has a lisp (sounds like his tongue is 4 inches thick) and speed dictates. He is Pakistani. It is indescribable and I sometimes feel like I'm slipping over the sanity brink when I type him.
Flexible is my middle name! nm
Do you have the one that is split once in the middle or (sm)
Thanks for answering. Do you have the one split once in the middle or the one that is split in 3 pieces?
If you don't like the middle man -- get your own accounts
Be the boss, get your own accounts and then you can't yell at us for taking 20 to 30% of the line count to make sure you get paid, the account is happy, TAT is met, we cover all vacations, sudden illnesses, and just not working.   If you don't like working for someone and think that we as owners have it so great, have the guts to go out and get your own accounts and see how you like all the unpaid time you have to put into your business.  
Middle Eastern. I don't know why.
I can do the others with no problem at all, but there's something about the vocal tone that I literally cannot hear it properly.
YES SIR BUDDY!! It is time to cut out the middle man.

Most MQ offices are made up of 75% statutory employees which actually means "contractors".

If the majority of transcriptionists were men, this industry would not be running like this. 

No man would stand for his client to be telling him "I'll pay you what I want, in a way I want, and I'm not going to tell you how I come up with the amount."  Nope! it would not happen.  And it's ludicrous nationals have gotten away with it so far.  MQ is the biggest perpetrator of this practice, but most nationals do it.

They want us to be "employees" until it comes time for the risks of transcription to be accepted, and then suddenly it is all on the shoulders of the at-home transcriptionist.

I'm sick of it. 

The reason a person is a contractor is because they are willing to take on the risks of a job.  But for that risk you pay greatly.  Nationals are not paying greatly.  They are paying us as if we are employees. 

As a contractor we should expect to receive 3 x what we would earn an hour as an employee.

Now tell me, are you getting that working at home? didn't think so

Any middle-aged MTs out there struggling like me?

I can only wonder why there are not more support groups for the Baby Boomer mid life females who surely are suffering with the fun of the "change."  This is very interesting to say the least! 


My Grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60, she is 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is. ellen

The Shire, Middle Earth. nm

middle eastern accents
I had one yesterday for that sang and hummed most of the report. He dictated in a sing-song voice that made me think he was casting some sort of spell. In between words and sentences he would say, ahhhh, ummmmmmm, and then speed ahead with the sing-song again. And it was all in a middle-eastern accent. It was an extra long report and awful. I was so jittery by the time I finally finished.
Convinced the middle class.
So you are providing the service we need to cut out the middle man? From doctor to us? nm
What middle class? No longer exists. sm
Just two classes now. 
Stopped getting work in the middle of Dec and found a new job.. however he
There are some who work locally to the office.  Has anyone asked them if the office is open?  I live in a different state.  What a royal mess!
Trivia: Do you remember what Moom's middle name is? sm

Unit,  yep, Moon Unit Zappa.  

extremely annoying LOL I just did one today where the doc kept using the first name or the middle
None of which was spelled.  Wish they would make up their minds sometimes.  It would be funny (I was getting a little giggle out of it at the time I typed it) if it weren't so frustrasting at the same time.  Have a good one! :)
Need help quick! I am in the middle of baking cupcakes for

tomorrow and i only have 2 eggs and recipe on box calls for 3. Does anyone know what will happen if I use the 2? I live in the country and the store is way too far to get eggs. No neighbors either! :)

What would you do? Go ahead and try it or ditch it altogether? I was in the middle of mixing when I saw I needed 3 eggs!!!! Thanks so much!

America's middle class is disappearing, which (sm)
the country SHOULD be worried about, as we pay most of its bills. The very poor do not, and the rich have too many loopholes.
ERs.. beginning/middle and end. Short story almost.
Settings>Files...it's in the middle of that page. nm
How about middle eastern/indian trained
in Ireland and Scotland and thus have that accent with middle eastern pronounciations - have one that sounds like Shrek!!!
Comfort KB are split in 3. In middle & number
I heard *the pt is a middle-aged 36-yr-old woman*...
I'm 43 so I was thinking if 36 is middle aged what am I? This obviously came from a new doc, who was probably pushing 30 himself.
what do the middle people make per line?
I may be negotiating a contract directly with a radiology business, but I"ve only done independent contractor work up until now.  I'd like to enter into negotiations seeming like I know my way around the block:  what do companies (who hire transcriptionists) tend to make per line?  How would I find that out?
Yep, I am rich, that's why I sitting here typing in the middle of the night!
Of course when I'm done, I'm gonna hop in the limo and have Jeeves take me to NYC to breakfast and get my hair and nails done.  Wanna go?  There's room in the back.  I mean, it is a limo!