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where's my post from today??

Posted By: luv2type on 2006-01-02
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 I wrote a post regarding some QA issues. I saw it had a few 'views' - but now it's gone!  Help me find it - thanks !


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Follow-up on post - had my 2nd HCG test today..sm
Well 2 days ago my levels were 154 - today dropped to 153.  My OB/GYN thinks I am miscarrying, which I am sure I am too.  No pain though, just still spotting.  I asked her what if my levels went up by Monday, she said it is possible, but NOT REALLY....I don't guess there is anyone out there that had their levels drop then raise back up?  I know it sounds crazy.  I do, however, honestly understand and believe that I am miscarrying.  But I really would like to thank each one of you who gave me encouragement from the previous post.  I know God only puts on us what we can handle and even though I don't know the reason now, God has a reason and plan for everything in our lives.  Thank you for all of your support! 
Saw post today about meeting typing
These can be horrific. The problem is not the typing--if you could straight type you'd be able to calculate it closely. These recordings require you to set up some way to identify the speakers in maybe a QA format. The challenge is to pick out voices, which normally groups who want this stuff transcribed want that done. You may have to code the speakers if you weren't given their names. And, it's maybe not that tough if it's one person moderating and calling responders by name--you can maybe get a good flow that way, but the roughest is when they "open the panel" for questions or cross-talk. I have done these and believe me it's nothing like MT. If I ever do these again I'm going with my hourly rate--I've found most larger companies don't really care what you quote, they need to get it done and this is very hard work. And, I never had an easy time getting other transcriptionists to help out. Tough, tough. But, some people make a good living typing focus groups, meetings, etc. Just have to find the format and not do it for charity. My thoughts. Best of luck to you. By the way, I've always tried to fool myself into thinking I can type 1 hour of recording in less than 3 hours--hardly ever.
HP desktop, I need XP, shipped out today; thanks to post below -
Well, collectively it probably took 20 minutes of my time to post today.
My kids are out and about. I did all my work. I'm a good girl, you see! I don't really get your perceived "jab" at me at all.  Why do you think that because I am in favor of someone being an MT and keeping their precious baby at home as opposed to in day care, that somehow that means I say I spend every minute of my life focused on my kids? I really think when you respond like this, its because you are not confident in your own life - I won't delve deeper, but you feel guilty. Guilty enough to have to make fun of me and put imaginary words in my mouth.  I never said a whisper or innuendo that MT mothers with kids at home have to focus every second of their lives on their kids. That's ridiculous! We all know that!  And I assume you're the same poster above about camp? You use the same SM.  I am sorry to disappoint you that I don't understand your "revelation" about my identity! I never said a word here about camp, and don't follow that thought at all.  The OP asked if she could do it - be an MT and have a baby at home. I recognize another poster from below, childfree by choice. She and I have had some wonderful debates in the past, and I think we usually agree to disagree! But certainly nice meeting you, I think??
Did anyone find the post for the scavenger hunt today? Was there one?
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.

Blasted cold out today. It was 104 degrees last week, but it's 40 degrees today with rain.
However, I do like cozy days like today when I don't have to go anywhere.  I'm done working, the house is clean, there's chili on the stove for dinner already, and I'm just putzing around.  I think I'll go bake some jalapeno cheese bread to go with the chili.
Should just post all their open positions in one post and only be allowed to post one of those a day
NOTE: The above sticky post prize changes as someone wins. Inside that post is
I don't understand what your post has to do with original post of TIMED tests. NM
Post deleted -- Do not post e-mail addresses. (NM)
Ignore my post. I finally found the post on how to do this. nm
Yes, I tried to post same last night about 10 times, and it won't let me post.
I used to breed lab puppies (please no activist flames)! I had a champion female white Canadian lab, and people would be on a list for years if by chance I bred her, which I did twice, and so that I could continue her line.  Anyhow, she's my sweet Skye who passed away 2 months ago? At any rate, we had the same problems with kids in the "hood" who wanted to come over and play once the puppies were old enough to be exercised daily and played with.  At first I thought, how cute, right? Puppies and little kids - what better picture! Well, the majority of kids were adorable, but there were always 1 or 2 sick ones who would smack the pups, smash and hold their heads in the dirt (a real common thing, but I don't know why - psychiatrist anyone).  At any rate, I finally had to ban the whole group due to the 1 or 2 creeps, had to call the police, the whole 9 yards, and that's EXACTLY what the police officer told me - next thing is there will be poison meat or a donut in the yard. He told me to always go out and patrol my yard, especially alone the fence line every day before I let the dogs out, particularly at night. I went out with a flashlight.  It was about a month later, but sure enough - poison meat.  Because there were so many kids involved, we obviously couldn't pin point the exact family, but the police went and read the riot act to them all. It would stop and not happen again for a year or so, but every now and again we would find something. My dogs were NEVER out and barking, so it was nothing like that - it was just over the puppies and the cruel kids.... Not trying to freak you, but that's the way these kids and their families are.  You can really judge someone's character by ill treatment of a PUPPY, of all things. And the parents??  They sound whacked.  Please be careful.
Sorry, I posted this post under the wrong post
The job post has been removed and they are unable to post further.
my post did not all post in the subject, my apologies...
I think you can get the idea.

Excellent post! I copied this post and...
am going to show it to my shrink so he can understand my frustration with my new "profession!" By the way, how much you wanna bet he pulls in 300$ an hour and has two years of schooling on me! Hmmmmmmm. Okay, you flamers, don't tell me to go back to school...I am thinking about it. Hmmmm
Because my post was deleted in reference to the above post, sm
Ladies-once again, I apologize for coming across as a witch in the above post.  I appreciate the links and the time spent on posting them. 
OOPS. Post for magnent post below...nm
Ah, I really meant to post that under the original post
Though it was gourdpainter's post which inspired me to post that suggestion.
Ah, I really meant to post that under the original post
Though it was gourdpainter's post which inspired me to post that suggestion.

Here's an URL for the medical transcription division of PRN Funding, BTW:


what mean post made you post your post
Which mean post was the straw that broke the poster's back.
Yes, she had post partum depression AND post partum psychosis. I posted on this a while back, and
it explained the two. The psychosis actually develops after the depression. Scary stuff.
I am going to see it today!!
Usually twice a day for about 10-15 min BUT today I seem
to have been here more. I'm getting behind though and going to cut outta here until I'm done for the day! LOL

Just a lot of information to pass along to some who really seem to want to know.

I don't think I'd make it down south.  We had high 90s with humidity for 16 days straight and that was bad enough.  Glad it is cool again. 



Don't buy gas today

e-mail because of the high prices and this a national boycott. Wondering if anyone else received or heard this.

doing well today

Just did 1343 lines in 170 minutes but that includes printing, 24 envelopes, looking up names, getting on here three times, doing 3 E-mails to my subcontractor -- at 0.11 per gross line.  So I am happy today.



I got another job! For example today
the cherrypicker on the account is not working for some reason so I'm expected to stop working my other job to cover her butt, but that doesn't happen anymore! MDI plays a lot of games, IMO. I am only staying until I know for sure my other job doesn't turn out like them.

Being out of work on my account happens daily. It probably depends on what account you are on.

Experiences are different for everyone. Good luck.
Today, that would mean
Today and many other days. Personally, I think that this is really becoming ridiculous. I'm a car buff and I'm sure that there are many other MTs who are as well, but, I'm sure that people who don't give a darn about cars don't want to come to MTStars and have to sort through tons of posts on cars.

No difference with pets. I don't own any pets and have no desire to do so. If I want to read about pets and whose leg or thigh they are humping and why...I'd go to a pet board somewhere on the internet.

Please, give us a break.
I had this one today...

DOCTOR:  "Please send a CC to her primary care physician.  I do not know who that is, but send him or her a copy anyway."

No other reports exist for this patient.

Yes, in my spare time I'm a psychic! 



Today was my first day
and I only lost about 250 lines from norm.  Real easy to get the hang of, though.  (with my notes, anyway :)  Good luck!
Today is 6/6/6.
The devil made me do it!
I had one today too
The doctor said he weights 325 pounds which is (and then he kind of hesitated and then said "too much." (he'll usually say which is up or down so many pounds.) At least some of the doctors say something different than the norm.
Had a doc today that...
had a perfectly understandable conversation with one of the nurses after he had logged on to dictate. I was stunned. I didn't think he could ever possibly speak at a reasonable pace. Of course when he was done with the nurse he had wasted so much precious time he had to dictate his note even faster than usual.
Something hit me today . . .

Recently I had to do a lot of paperwork to enroll my youngest in kindergarten for the 2007-2008 school year.  They ask all sorts of questions about family history and specifically who has diabetes, heart disease, blindness, etc.  Does this not violate the HIPAA laws?  Do I have permission to disclose my grandmother’s health problems to the school?  Or my mother’s and father’s?  I never really thought about it when I enrolled my older child because I wasn’t a MT at the time and I never really had knowledge about HIPAA in those days.  What do you all think about this? 

Not my day today -- that is for sure!

Living paycheck to paycheck these days with the cost of living  being so hight and DH being on disability.  Today I get my check in the mail – national company—and it does not have a signature on it!  I called the office – of course the payroll department had left for the day – it was only 3 something in the afternoon.  I was told to physically mail the check back to be signed and they would return it right away.  Why not just cut me a new check and mail overnight?  Really sick of this place lately.  Never did get any resolution of the 60 odd lines I was cheated out of before only weeks ago.  Lost a few days work over the last week because the system crashed.  *Sigh* I just started a new job on the side.  Hope this one has a better track record. 

had one today . . .
it was a discharge summary - he said "the patient was admitted for some reason, I really don't know why". The patient was in for renal failure for Pete's sake.
Exactly! Today is my day off and I'm doing...
the laundry and housework, like I would if I were at an office all week. My work days are for working my 8 hours and then picking kids up from school to be with them. I wish half my family would also understand, not that they bother me during the day, but just at gatherings and such...I don't talk about my work. I really believe it's jealousy, and they wished they would have thought of that years ago. But I do agree, it's hard work to still do it at home, just minus the driving and office crap!
Went in today and they...

do want me to start out PT and then after a time, a month or so, would bring me on board full time, if all goes well.  This will be at $15.00/hr.  I'm excited--this is not what a lot of you make, I'm sure, but it's more (consistently) per hour than I've ever made before.  Keeping my fingers crossed it will work out!

Thanks for the replies!


I'm on rad today, and I did get a bad
dictator. On top of that, on several reports he said oh on the one I just did on so and so, order number so and so go back and put such and such at so and so and then remove line so and so and change to such and such.  This is not easy to do on Dictaphone EXText. (Not on voice recognition) ARG!  I wanna choke him today!  Lots of burps and yawns and sniff, snort, cough, hack, wheeze.  He has a cold so it's been a real joy to do his dictation today.  NOT!!!!
Thank you. Need to do that today. nm

I'm off today. Want me to think of another
What I did today...sm
I had to call Bell South about my internet and DID NOT get someone in Mumbai.  First, I thanked her for not being in India, then I told her how I despised speaking to someone in India or some other third-world country about whatever issue I am calling about, then I asked her if she knew that the medical records of American citizens are being transcribed in India, which includes much of their identifying information, and she did not know and did not like it.  Next Monday night I am going to bring up the issue at a town hall meeting with one of our state senators and tell him that despite what ole BO says, I LIKE my job and WANT to keep it and do NOT want it offshored!
It's sad that some today consider
manners too much to ask, I agree.
Instead of clicking Post Quick Reply, go to the box further down on the left that says Post Reply to
Post about Companys on the Company board, post job ads on the Job Seeker board
we are not just talking about it more, there is more of it today --
I believe there is a direct connection to the pornography and sexual suggestivity everywhere we turn. I live in a teentsy sized town. I know of one man here who has done 2 prison terms for molestation. Now i learned this a.m. there is another 1-1/2 blocks away, level 3 offender, and yet another moving in across the street...it has always been around, but i am confident there is definitely MORE than ever also.
I can't believe what happened to me today
I was wanting to share this because I can't even believe it happened.  I applied for a job at a company who advertizes on this board, took half the test and waited to take the rest, until the weekend.  Meanwhile, I got a call for the place and said I did really good on the 1st half of the test and wanted to know if I was going to take the rest.  I said I was as soon as the weekend came and I had time because it was the typing part and I knew it would take more time and concentration.  She said she wanted to set up an interview with me though for Monday even though I didn't take the rest of the test yet.  So I said okay.  I took the rest of the test and had my interview on Monday.  Tuesday I was offered a job with the company at the top pay level (she said she would recommend me for that job).  I put in my resignation with my company and called her back to accept the job.  She said thanks and would get with upper management and they would get with me to send me my equipment, etc.  Fifteen minutes later, she called me back and said I was not going to be able to work on the level she offered me because my transcription part of the test was so bad and I had too many mistakes.  Now, I've put my resignation in at my job and she has really put me in a spot.  This just doesn't seem at all ethical, after offering me the job.  She has really messed things up for this single mother.
Today's my birthday!!! sm
just though I'd let ya'll know that!  I'm 36!!! WooHoo! Gonna be wastin' away in Margaritaville tonight! I've earned it!