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tsk, tsk, advice I meant. nm

Posted By: WA on 2005-10-19
In Reply to: Hey! I'm coming right over to help! - WA


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Sorry, 'MT way too long,' my post was not meant for you, it was meant for Wow! Sorry!!...nm
Advice to YOU..1st learn to spell before insulting poster and trying to give advice...sm

Sound advice from a fellow MT if you want advice or support (sm)

I have been an MT for over 10 years.  I also am getting burnt out, tired of my job, day in day.  However, I do love transcription and make excellent money at it, have grossed over $50,000 per year the last 5 years.  I decided to go back to nursing school and am very happy with my choice.  However, over these 10 years of transcription I have had my ups and downs.  My biggest issue with being at home working is lack of socialization, being home day in and day out with just the kids and the animals really gets to a person, sure hubby is home at night and thinks working from home is the easy life, thus the return to school and boy has my overall enjoyment of life changed once I realized I was the problem, not everyone else and I needed to find myself again.

Anyway, my biggest advice to you three-fold:

1.  Get into counseling for yourself, find out who you are and what your needs are, whether or not you think you need to, I sense you are feeling overwhelmed and need someone other than your family to talk to that can be nonjudgmental to your feelings and needs.

2.  If you're only making $100 after you pay preschool you can either keep doing it and be miserable, or quit because you are lucky enough to have a husband who can support the family without your income. (See how fast his mind changes just by losing the income you do have as to whether your job means anything.)  Or look for a different company or office that you like more and are more productive if you really want to do transcription (lots of fish in the sea as far as companies).

3.  Find a local "mom's" group where you can get out and socialize.  MOPS (mother's of preschoolers) is an excellent one that is nationwide, they have a website.  Also Mom2Mom is in a lot of areas.  They provide a once a week time for moms with kids the same age to get together, socialize, (some offer spirtual guidance some don't) and each week a different mom takes a turn watching everyone else's children at the facility that hosts it so the other moms can talk about things they have in common.  Every stay-at-home and work-from-home mom needs to socialize with adults, without their kids, or they will have a nervous breakdown eventually no matter how much they love their kids.

Sorry so long but it does get better but you have to take the first step at making yourself happy.

Not what I meant . .
If the person doesn't get the item for some reason, I have always refunded. I think people who are scamming are people who take it and run. I have always refunded.
I think you meant
some positive things. I agree with you, but sometimes people just need to vent and this is a good place to do it.

Have a great Friday everyone.
I meant put not up .
No, that is what I meant. thanks
Oh okay, thanks. You meant the *best* was over.
Not you, MQ4 This was meant for
I posted it in the wrong place. 
Meant to say nm not sm
Maybe you meant this to be to me..
She never said she was going to Florida. I am not the OP but told her to have fun and that we would be going minus kids to Florida this weekend. If so, to answer your question, we are not going on a vacation. We are going because my husband's company wants us to relocate. They are paying for the air fare/hotel/rent-a-car, etc. We have several BUSINESS meetings to go to where kids would not be appropriate. My kids are young and could not sit still for a real long time where we would be able to sufficiently discuss BUSINESS. Thanks for asking though
thanks, but not what i meant...
Thanks for the response, but i was not referring to Meditec software - i was referring to the training program. Thanks anyway!
He probably meant to say... sm
"No significant ventricular dilatation". Yeah, let voice recognition pick up that goof!
I meant to say
less money...$15.00 less every day

Yes, that is exactly what I meant. (nm)

Sorry, meant to put this on
I meant *Few* - not Dew! LOL
we know what he meant.......nm

that's not what he meant...
I think she meant this one...
Duh, I meant not new..!
Sorry, meant sm, not nm for the above.
mea culpa!
All I meant
It's sad but true--bad things can happen anywhere and anytime. But Minnie, as a mother, don't you agree that a child is generally safer at home with his parent/s. The best daycare in the world can't love or protect a child as a parent would. A child at home with his mom, generally speaking, is safe from such an incident. That's all I meant.
I don't think she meant it like that...
I've had to actually put boil in my ShortHand (boyle)because I could also never remember how to spell it correctly. I really think she was just trying to help you stay out of QA harm's way:-) We're here to help each other.
Sorry, this was meant for OP n/m
I meant CNA,
not CAN. Typo, oh my!
Yes! This is what I meant!
The system is not smooth at all. You cannot always control the cursor ... It puts sentences at the bottom of the page that are supposed to be in the middle of the page...and there is a LOT of editing...and this was supposed to make me faster! HA!
meant to put a
little face in there but just have to use your imaginations!
This is what I think she really meant...sm
I work for a mid-size company. We have hired MTs from no experience to OMG experience. Some have worked, some have not (don't care about the experience). However, we have hired some MTs that had worked strictly for hospitals and this was their first at-home job. Needless to say again, some worked, some did not. The big problem that I have personally dealt with when dealing with an MT that has only worked IN a hospital is that they do not have the concept of being paid per line (not having worked that way previously), they do not have charts to review so they can figure things out and the biggest thing is that SOME (not all) hospitals do not care as long as the doctors are not complaining about the work. SOME (not all) of these MTs go to work for services where there is actual real QA and their work is just not up to par. I am not talking about BOS rules either. I am talking general standard of medical transcription and putting out a 98% or above correct in dictation report.
Meant to say
I have been working as an independent contractor instead of for. Am trying to get ready to drop of some medical records and cheer up Ms. Very Unhappy at the same time!!! Multitasking!
Put under yours, not meant for you
Meant for the one who is blowing her own horn.
LOL--meant sometimes they GO in there:-)

I meant THINK of this.
Any feedback on the idea is appreciated. Thank you.
Did not mean Sue, i meant OP. sorry..nm
Meant to say, look for another IC job
while keeping that one to supplement your income. As an IC, you decide how much you are going to work, so if getting quite a bit on one, then don't work the other.
meant to add
pardon the mess . . . I'll admit that is part of what took so long, but I just decided to heck with it! LOL!!
I think kt meant
on a line. If have 650 characters in a document, that is equal to 10 lines (650 divided by 65 = 10 lines), then multiply that by whatever your cpl rate. If 0.10 cpl then that would be 10 lines x 0.10 cpl, which would equal $1.00. If 6500 characters, then that would be 100 lines x 0.10 cpl, which would equal $10.00.
Sorry . . . meant (sm) above
what I meant was -- sm
she should probably have upgraded to 2003 long before now. I realize that some companies platforms are not compatible with all software, but 2003 has been compatible with most companies for many years now. I also know that 2007 is not compatible with all companies platforms. just saying 2000 is pretty old already and may be should have gotten 2003 before now. It won't be long before most companies are 2007 compatible and 2003 will be kicked to the curb, as well. Just my thoughts and opinions.
Sorry, I meant to say hit Control-Alt-UP
I meant IF.. MQ has own board here.. others will want too
okay, but I meant, what if you use it personally?
...you know, on your own, without telling your employer.  That is what my friend meant, too.  Say I am transcribing for a company, and on my own I use the speech recognition and set it up to type my reports for me. 

That is how I thought some people were getting these huge, incredible line counts.  Not so with this poster, she already told me she is not using it, but I do know there are some who do. 

Where I used to work, they were always praising these mass producers, too, in newsletters and E-mails, letting everyone the phenomenonal line counts, and I would think, hey, I can not even get work, was always running out, doing 4, 5, 6 accounts and struggling through the specs and accents continually...

That is why I brought it up, I wondered if perhaps some MTs were going that route to get ahead...

Thanks for your post - I am GLAD to hear you think it is more troublesome than anything...(except good for lowering our pay, huh?)
I meant the other way around! GEEZ

I meant to start with
This was meant to start with at a new company.  I have never been an editor before, either.  I have a friend who has been an editor for many years (nearly 15 with 23+ years as an MT) who makes some $30 an hour as an average.  Do you know anything about this company, Soft Script?  I need all the information I can get. I know they need editors, and you don't have to have experience apparently because I didn't.
meant to say there not their. Going to sleep now!!


sorry, meant to say how can I calculate over
meant transcriptionists!
What I meant to post above

From somebody in Houston.




I feel sorry for these people - they have lost everything - they have nothing. I blame their own government at least a bit for not evacuating the ones that were too poor or had no way to evacuate.


That being said, it isn't going as well here as the media makes it out to be. Anthony has been down the to the Astrodome as required by the Fire Department, and I went down on Saturday with a friend of mine.


The Astrodome holds around 50,000 people - and there aren't that many evacuees down there. There are bathroom facilities, but these people are squatting on the streets, parking lots, and lawns of places down around the astrodome and leaving behind urine and fecal matter. They are throwing trash wherever they are when they finish with it, and quite a few act like we "owe" them something. I can't tell you how many people were bitching about the MRE's that they were being served.


As high as gas prices are, I will go out of my way not to have to drive by the Astrodome (my RE's office is about 1 mile from the dome). When you stop at a stop light they come up to your car and beg - and knock on the windows. There have even been reports of some jumping in the backs of pickups and even scratching cars and trucks with knives, if you don't give them money.


I know that there are some good people out there, but there are a lot of bad ones too. There are some that were appreciative of the baby formula (breastfeeders - please don't jump on me here) and diapers and coloring books that we were handing out - and some that were bitching about the brand of diapers, the fact that we were only authorized to give out one can of formula per child and that we didn't have a certain kind of bottles. I even had people that refused to take gift cards from Grocery Stores - wanting money instead.

Last night, one of the evacuees was able to score some alcohol somewhere, got drunk and carjacked a car and ran into several parked cars - the police were able to pull him over after a 15 minute chase.


And I can't get over the smell of raw sewage in the area of town that most of the evacuees are housed. The plumbing in the toilets are working just fine - but they aren't using it. They are trashing the place.


I can't imagine what it must be like for them, having nothing but the clothes on their backs - but I think I would be more appreciative of whatever someone could do for me, instead of griping about what kind of bottles they were giving me to feed my kids with, and that the MRE's were cold.


I really have mixed emotions about the whole thing. I feel sorry for the people who couldn't leave, and got stuck in the chaos. I don't have as much sympathy for the ones who could have left, but didn't want to.


I am sure I sound like a cold, callous, b****, but I was absolutely amazed at the attitude of most of the evacuees that I was in contact with on Saturday.

I meant polls.

Sorry, I will clarify. What I meant to say
is that I just started with MQ. I had been doing medical transcription for the hospital that I used to RN at.
I didn't think it meant anything any more.
It used to be English gentry below a knight, or a landed proprietor.  Bill and Ted used it in their Excellent Adventure, and they weren't even high school graduates.