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extremely annoying LOL I just did one today where the doc kept using the first name or the middle

Posted By: name or the last name UGH! on 2006-01-31
In Reply to: How frustrating is this? - me

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! :)

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ok now I see it - extremely annoying. NM
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yes really annoying
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it's really annoying
happens quite a bit.   I do get the credit though I put in a note that says dictator did not complete report but I still get paid for what I typed.
that would be annoying....
guess there is job security after all.
very annoying
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ugh. baldwins are annoying now.
fat and bloated.
annoying dictator
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Annoying dictator
If you are being paid by the line, I sure would dispute this! They have no idea, do they?
Do you ever get that annoying *bubble*

in your ear?  I have one in my left ear today and I can't get it to go away.  You know, when you talk and you can hear yourself really LOUD!  I have tried popping my ears....I tried irrigation....I thought I may have had water in it from my shower this morning, but nope.  It's driving me nuts and has made it very difficult to hear on that side today.  Does anyone have any tips on getting it to go away?


Annoying crickets sm
You know, I love summer with the sounds of birds and all that, but this cricket outside my window is driving me absolutely batty.  GRRR. 
Management again. SO annoying.....
Yes!! About 10 days for me. Very annoying.
annoying doctor
I have to say you gave me my first good laugh today. I have had doctors fall asleep and say, well, you know my routine, but just let me know if you cannot figure it out.
HELP with Shorthand. Suddenly today when I tried to start work today.sm

my ShortHand would type only the first letter of an expansion and then take all the letters away!  I checked and the Type It button is grayed out!  I have restarted the computer and looked on the Shorthand Help menu but can find nothing that applies.  Can anyone please help me ASAP?  I am lost without it!  TIA

Perhaps you are right. This one is dated today. The original article was on Yahoo today also with

But this article states it would only affect new customers right now.  So I am upset over nothing.  I went through heck with BellSouth when they charged me a surcharge of an extra 50 a month and then would write a letter saying I had to switch to a long distance service and pay by the minute because of my "excessive" use. They told me the unlimited charge was for an average of an hour a day not somebody who worked out of their home and I needed to switch a business plan at over 200 a month charge.  I switched over to cable because of that and then to read that cable was going to charging on a per use fee and not a flat monthly fee it upset me.  It is the nature of our work, VR, only paying for VBC, having headers and footers taken away, now being charged for being on line, etc.  It just seems that everything is done to keep to insure less money.

Oh golly, that must be frustrating and annoying.
maybe you can make a game for yourself of second-guessing the QA folks. It sounds like they are the kind of ill-informed people who would rather cling to their ignorance like grim death than open their minds and learn something useful. If you look at figuring out their foibles as a game, maybe it won't rankle so much.
So annoying to get a good debate going, and then it's gone.
How annoying. What is it with the flaky factor?

Not transcription related but I am trying to get volunteers to help with a big community theater project and I don't know how many times I get the "oh yeah I will definitely be there blah blah" and I end up with mostly no-shows!!! I mean I know it's volunteer but why lie? If they don't want to, just $%#^ SAY SO..  Can't imagine people doing that to a real job, what idiots. 

Put annoying redundants in your expander...sm
and at the end of your pay period, count them and either aggravate yourself or LYAO all the way to the bank!
RE: I think they should send Paula home - she is so annoying........
annoying nomatter how you slice it - so true
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What is your most annoying redundant speech pattern? sm
You how doctors always seem to have a pet word? They will use it until you are ready to smack them.

Subsequently. Said by an ESL at least once in every sentence and pronounced sub see QUEENT ly. He is also says Prolene mess potch and plook for mesh patch and plug.

Next...next this, next that, next, now I...

At this moment. Did you know you can start every sentence in a 2-page report with at this moment?


and THEN I screamed and was heard in the halls of every hospital in America.
these boards allow you to "backhand" annoying people so you don't take it out on your famil
and don't be arguing with me today. you know i'm right.
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Star sucks, bubbye loser!
In it to lesson annoying contact with the management species.
His/her posts are annoying to you, becasue he/she knows more than you and beats you, admit it....nm
Extremely helpful - thank you!!! nm
It was extremely perverted.
Be grateful they took it off. I would repost whatever you had to say.
this is extremely sad. I started on with MQ
0.0775 cpl.  You're only going to get desperate newbies with that pay.  If you want an "experienced" MT as you say, pay them what their experience is worth. 
They are extremely close.
From what I know of both companies, oddly enough it is MQ catching up to changing its operations to par with Spheris with the new Rewards Plan.

However, while Spheris has already had their compensation/benefits package settled for a while, they seem to be aggressively pursuing purchasing other companies and increasing their offshore entities.

MQ seems to be focusing on it's US clientele.

MQ has ASR and if Spheris has it, I haven't heard of it yet. I would imagine ASR came in with a recent purchase if Spheris has much in the way of it right now.

You are welcome.
I am extremely careful

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A couple of weeks ago, religious solicitors walked up to our door.  I was working, and my 16yo opened the door to them because they were women.  Not anyone she knew, but she opened the door because she didn't find women to be intimidating.  That's why I say children don't always listen to what you say.

After those Missouri boys were abducted in rural areas, I've talked to my girls again about being careful, beiing aware and watching out for each other. 

My hubby thinks I'm paranoid.  I'm the type to keep my doors locked at all times, day or night, and he thinks it's silly because we're in a rural area and probably fine.  When I dispute the point with stories from the news, his rebuttal is that a locked door will not keep out someone who wants in.  Maybe not...but they'll be a lot more noisy trying to get past that locked door than they would an unlocked door.


It works extremely well for me. sm
I am in a very, very rural area as stated; all woods.  I was also told it works as good as your cell works.  Our cells are "patchy" in this area, but are fine in our home and we have all metal roof too, which usually causes outages but not in our case.  I was constantly frustrated with Wildblue and no signals on bright sunny days even.  Like I said, in 3 months I have not had one problem with losing a signal and I am on the net 24/7 almost literally, lol.  I know in my case, they gave a 30-day refund in case it didn't work out for you.  So I would say give it a try first and if it doesn't pick up well for you, then look into HughesNet.  The wireless was the BEST move I have made period and I am extremely happy.  I did call tech suport on it when first setting up and the hold was very minimal and tech was very helpful.  I was fixed and up and running within 5 mins with AT&T.  Now I will say my first bill was also about $170 as they bill in advance so I had to pay first month and then 2nd month, but to get started all I paid was for the USB thing itself.  Oh, if you do go with wireless, don't get the "cards", get a USB one that way you can change it from different computers and be mobile with it rather than just working in 1 computer.  Say if you have laptop and desktop you would switch the USB between computers and if you got a "card" it would only work in one of the computers, the one which you bought it for. 
Anybody else notice extremely low IC pay?
I have always worked as an IC acute care transcriptionist. My line rates have always exceeded what an MT can make as an employee, which is only logical because as an IC, you have to pay your own taxes, no benefits, etc. I always peruse job listings on this and other boards, just to see what's out there. Lately, I have noticed a disturbing trend. It seems like most MT companies/MTSOs are only offering .08/line for IC. Unless that is for a gross line (and goodness knows gross lines are a thing of the past), that is outrageous!! When you consider that an IC has to pay approximately 15% of his/her income in self-employment taxes alone, that means a net rate of about .068/line! While .08/line for employee status is still low (in my opinion), at least social security and medicaid taxes are paid, and there are usually benefits, PTO, etc.

If I were an MTSO, I would be embarrassed to offer .08/line to any quality IC MT. For a newbie, sure. But for any MT worth his/her salt, .08/line for IC is an insult.

I know that competition with overseas firms makes it seem necessary for American transcription companies to lower their MT pay in order to be competitive. However, American MTSOs will never be able to compete solely on price; overseas transcription companies will always be able to do it cheaper. It is a slippery slope that has already lead to the failure of many American transcribing firms. The question for American transcription companies should not be can we do it cheaper, but can we do it better??

In today's market, American MTSOs need to stand their ground and quit underselling themselves and undervaluing the value of their American transcription workforce. American MTSOs need to start marketing themselves differently, stressing quality, accuracy, dependability, security, and good old fashioned patriotism. I don't care how low the overseas companies can bid a job. There is no way they can compete with the quality and accuracy of American transcriptionists. I myself have worked for an MTSO who lost a contract to a firm in India, only to have them beg her to take them back a few months later because the quality of the overseas work was so horrible. I am quite sure this is not an isolated incident.

While there are always going to be hospitals that will try to get by on the cheap, there are also hospitals and doctor's offices who realize that they get what they pay for and will put quality first. If you compare transcription services to cars, overseas work is the Hyundai while American transcriptionists are the Cadillac. Cadillac would never slash its prices to compete with the cheaper imports. They know that they have to cater to their own market, people with more discriminating tastes.

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that realizes the value of its services and takes the stronger, wiser stance. They are not after contracts at any cost. They will pass up work if they have to bid ridiculously low just to get it. And guess what? Any bid that only allows you to offer your IC transcriptionists .08/line IS TOO LOW!! And any quality MT is not going to stick around at those rates.
I find it is extremely so! sm
THe other thing is, unless you are ultra fast or so wonderful you are in high demand, you won't make a living at it. I know some cake decorators and it is high pressure. I could make and decorate 3 cakes in a day, of the 2 or 3 layer variety, but they wanted 10 or 12 just the decorated part. I found that daunting myself.

I can only make one of my signature cakes a year (heart shaped cake covered with handmade, real buttercreme roses...think about 150 to 200 roses) about once a year and I need to have time off of work to recuperate anymore. My hands ache and ache!
I get extremely car sick
I posted on the gab board and while I was typing this message moved, so am copying my reply here too in case the other message gets lost -

I get extremely motion sick in a car. I cannot read at all. I can't even read maps to help husband in areas we don't know (can't tell you how many arguments we still have over this and it's been 25 years), and if there are a lot of road signs I can't read them, therefore I would imagine that if you can't read due to motion sickness typing would be hard, because as an MT I am always reading what I type to make sure there are no typo's or I don't hit a wrong key. A couple years ago we took a drive to the Mendocino coast in California. Lots and lots of curves. I thought maybe I had grown out of it (motion sickness), but my DH had to keep pulling over. I was so sick it was awful.

If you take a product like dramamine it will make you drowsy (I should know cos I'm the Queen of Dramamine) Taken enough of it at different times and I end up sleeping through the trip if I take it. I'm not sure if they have any non-drowsy. A lady did tell me once that I should eat a little carbohydrate before I travel and that might help. Again, a big "might" and I don't want to take that chance.

I think the biggest problem with typing while a vehicle is moving is the constant movement of the keyboard. If you go over a bump or hit a rock or swerve, your sure to hit a wrong key. I'm not sure I know of any employer who would allow this. I'd be more apt to be looking at the scenery rather than concentrate on what I'm typing.
You are EXTREMELY lucky...
I can't remember the last time I even took a day off, let alone a week or weeks. I've often put in way more hours in a week than you say you work regularly and still have never come close to the kind of money you're making.
You would need to be extremely fast on your
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I hate shopping. I do mine on-line and avoid the annoying crowds.
Dr. wants to cut out middle man and keep
Middle GA
Hey Mina! We are neighbors. I am in Byron.
Ugh - how extremely nauseating and immature -
I don't think that's " a big IF." That is an extremely sturdy structure. sm
It has a drainage system in the lower levels so it's not like it's going to fill up like an aquarium. It also has an extensive generator system, so it's not going to turn into a giant greenhouse effect. They did not direct people there "to contain the bodies."
Either you started at an extremely low line
rate to begin with or you are blowing smoke. I personally don't believe a word you say.