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Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 03-21-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,471
Posted By ToniD
This is fun...I haven't seen this post in a...

This is fun...I haven't seen this post in a while.

I'm in Independence, Missouri, which you locals will recognize as being on the east sideof Kansas City, MO. (*waves to the Hillsdale Lake and...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-20-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By ToniD
My favorite word is "information." I just love...

My favorite word is "information." I just love the way that word flows. The bane of my existence is the word "defendant," which of course I type about a million times each day. It always comes out...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-14-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By ToniD
smileys/smiley36.gifWHAMGrMom...If that sentence...

smileys/smiley36.gifWHAMGrMom...If that sentence had been at the beginning of your post, instead of the end, I would have KNOWN you went to law school! smileys/smiley36.gif
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-13-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By ToniD
Well, my situation is a little different, but the...

Well, my situation is a little different, but the same. I get the "Since you are sitting at your desk and in front of the phone all day, could you...?" No, I can't. I have a job, a boss and a million...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-13-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By ToniD
I used to do this, around 10 years ago or so when...

I used to do this, around 10 years ago or so when I was a SAHM. It was kind of fun. You never knew what they were going to send you next, and sometimes, they included a small amount of cash or a...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-08-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By ToniD
Well, I sure wouldn't say it was ME who had them!...

Well, I sure wouldn't say it was ME who had them! It would be someone totally made up, like a tramp SIL, or something!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-08-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By ToniD
Heather, you are still stressing. Don't own this....

Heather, you are still stressing. Don't own this. There is NO pleasing people like that. I believe that people who act this way are actually treated this way by someone else. Its like having a bad...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-08-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 632
Posted By ToniD
And don't forget, after the calls to the...

And don't forget, after the calls to the insurance company are made, and the computer guy does whatever magic he hopefully can do, that there are two men involved here who were *playing* with a piece...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-08-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By ToniD
Typing while nursing...........OMG! (I...

Typing while nursing...........OMG!


(I think I see a new poll soon)
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 02-08-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By ToniD
I think its pretty clear who has the problem here...

I think its pretty clear who has the problem here and who does not. This woman is using a transcription service; she never has to seea face or "deal" with a flesh-and-blood employee. And yet, she...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By ToniD
My sister leaves for a vacation in Hawaii...

My sister leaves for a vacation in Hawaii tomorrow and she has tormented me all day with stories of what they are going to do and see, and blah blah blah. She's so cruel.


But I am a little...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By ToniD
I have to admit that I never once considered the...

I have to admit that I never once considered the flaggers to have a life off the asphalt. I guess it never occurred to me that they might actually have one. I just sit there and stew about how much...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By ToniD
Here's a web page that has links for "patches"...

Here's a web page that has links for "patches" needed by various systems. It used to be that changing the time twice a year meant that we spent that whole first Sunday changing electronics just to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By ToniD
Well, I'd say "you're welcome," but since I feel...

Well, I'd say "you're welcome," but since I feel like the gift is coming from you, I'd rather say thank you.


And God knows, I'll never look at "crunchy flaggers" in the same way again!

...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By ToniD
I thought maybe this was a hoax, but I googled...

I thought maybe this was a hoax, but I googled "Energy Policy Act of 2005" and found this:


Change to daylight saving time


The bill amends the Uniform Time Act...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By ToniD
I just have to tell you that I can no longer call...

I just have to tell you that I can no longer call an end to my day without my daily installment of Adventures in Baby Fat. Really. I was just about asleep last night when I remembered that I forgot...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-31-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By ToniD
Hmm...maybe I should talk to my resume.....hmmm

Hmm...maybe I should talk to my resume.....hmmm
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-28-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 628
Posted By ToniD
How funny! Isn't it amazing the anguish (or lack...

How funny! Isn't it amazing the anguish (or lack thereof, sometimes) that parents go through to decide a name for their child. My children are Clint, Katie, Carson and Kellie. I never really intended...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-28-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By ToniD
Kathy, I'm in the same boat you are. I haven't...

Kathy, I'm in the same boat you are. I haven't heard a peep in almost 3 months. I figured it was because I have a full-time daytime job. I was discouraged 2 months ago. Now I don't know what to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-25-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By ToniD
Sorry, hon. I'd help you out but I have to get to...

Sorry, hon. I'd help you out but I have to get to bed soon. My 6 yr old has surgery in the morning. Good luck to you.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-23-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By ToniD
How about: "199-" ?

How about: "199-" ?
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-14-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By ToniD
I hear ya, Kathy. I've been at the "top of my...

I hear ya, Kathy. I've been at the "top of my game" for many years now, but I can't seem to land one contract for at-home transcription. It is a very strange feeling, and one I'm not sure how to...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-13-2007, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By ToniD
I've been working at law firms for more than 20...

I've been working at law firms for more than 20 years. Thank God the attorneys I've worked for have all been honorable, decent humans who never once deserved any of the lousy jokes that abound about...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-11-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By ToniD
According to the Gregg Reference Manual, titles...

According to the Gregg Reference Manual, titles of publications should be underlined, not set off in quotations. Thus:


I read Jane Smith's book, How to Train Dogs, in one sitting.

...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-10-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By ToniD
LOL...I thought "new math" was what they called...

LOL...I thought "new math" was what they called the math they taught us in the 70s. I don't understand how "new" math can really be anywaysmileys/smiley5.gif.


I would choose to enroll in an...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-10-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By ToniD
Boy, do I have a HUGE soapbox about this very...

Boy, do I have a HUGE soapbox about this very topic! It just angers me to see how reliant our kids are on the "automatic" registers. I teach my children to count change --the schools don't do it. I...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-09-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By ToniD
Is Audacity the only program that you can use to...

Is Audacity the only program that you can use to record this, or is it just the best one?
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-08-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By ToniD
$27,197.44? All that experience must be paying...

$27,197.44? All that experience must be paying off, 4under4!!!smileys/smiley36.gif
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-08-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By ToniD
You guys must be all busy working this...

You guys must be all busy working this morning...the board is quiet. I'm home sick from work today, the kids are at school and well...ok, I'll admit it, I'm bored.


Anyway, that got me...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-08-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,869
Posted By ToniD
I also took typing in high school but only...

I also took typing in high school but only because it was required. I didn't do very well. Then I tried again in college. Didn't do very well. During my first stint as a SAHM, I bought a portable...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-07-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,869
Posted By ToniD
I have no idea what my typing speed is either...

I have no idea what my typing speed is either (I'll try the test tomorrow, when I'm not on these "may cause drowsiness" drugs the doctor gave me today). But I do know that my speed is significantly...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-05-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By ToniD
Do you even look at the keys? I haven't looked at...

Do you even look at the keys? I haven't looked at the keys when I type for....gosh, YEARS!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 01-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By ToniD
Mamaduck10....I'm in the same boat you are. We...

Mamaduck10....I'm in the same boat you are. We have nine...yours, mine andours.


Myfavorite story is the time we were refused service at a McDonald's drive through. We ordered at the speakerbox...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-21-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By ToniD
So 3under3 is really 4under4? Soooo...

So 3under3 is really 4under4?


Soooo confused.......smileys/smiley5.gif
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-20-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By ToniD
Do you know legal transcription or have any...

Do you know legal transcription or have any experience working in a law firm? There are companies that offer incentive pay for people who CAN type after hours and weekends.


Yes, I have been a...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-19-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By ToniD
Thanks, Mary. I exchanged emails with a lady last...

Thanks, Mary. I exchanged emails with a lady last weekend about a subcontracting position, and did not receive even a "no thank you" email. I just bummed. I know I can do this job; heck I even do it...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-19-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By ToniD
Did any of you feel like you'd never get that...

Did any of you feel like you'd never get that first contract? That's where I'm at now...totally discouraged. I have several applications out there, made a few contacts, etc. Nothing. Nada. Do you...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-15-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By ToniD
"Tippy Tappy Tight Buns" Ok, I almost...

"Tippy Tappy Tight Buns"


Ok, I almost fell out of my chair from laughing at that one!
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-14-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By ToniD
Ok, I tried to be quiet, but I just have to chime...

Ok, I tried to be quiet, but I just have to chime in here. I AM a legal secretary...and have been one since God was in short pants. If you asked me to give you a description of my job, my first...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-14-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By ToniD
My most recent weird word: webinar. It...

My most recent weird word: webinar.


It is just wrong --and kinda clumsy to say.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-13-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By ToniD
Well gosh, I don't know. But it seems to me that...

Well gosh, I don't know. But it seems to me that if you are willing to work for *FREE* then it doesn't matter if you have experience or not. By the time my invoice had passed the secondbilling period...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-10-2006, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By ToniD
Peaceful: I'm only *slightly* more experienced at...

Peaceful: I'm only *slightly* more experienced at this than you..meaning almost not at all. I've worked in law firms for the last 25 years (although I'm not sure how that's possible..I thought for...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-10-2006, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By ToniD
Can I read it too?

Can I read it too?
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-08-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By ToniD
At my daughter's last school conference, I asked...

At my daughter's last school conference, I asked her teacher (middle school) when will they start learning English...you know, like we used to? Remember when we had a course called "English" and it...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-08-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By ToniD
No, fortunately (and since reading the pearls of...

No, fortunately (and since reading the pearls of wisdom on this board!) I told them it would be completed no later than Saturday afternoon. I've almost completed 3 hours, so that's a really good...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-07-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By ToniD
Update No. 2: Today I was give a second cd, with...

Update No. 2: Today I was give a second cd, with 6 a/h of a court hearing from today that they want by morning. BUT....the UPS man brought my new pedals today and...oh what a difference a pedal...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-07-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By ToniD
"You only have, what--thepizza and the sandwiches...

"You only have, what--thepizza and the sandwiches for lunch?"


I would have put a question mark on the end.
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-06-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By ToniD
Update: I somehow made it through the night...

Update: I somehow made it through the night (thank you to all my friends here and the fine manufacturers of Red Bull). I finally gave it up at 4:30am because I simply was so tired I couldn't remember...
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-05-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By ToniD
Sweet dreams. smileys/smiley1.gif

Sweet dreams. smileys/smiley1.gif
Forum: Transcription Services & Scopists 12-05-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By ToniD
When your son says to you: "So now you are going...

When your son says to you: "So now you are going to start sitting at the computer all day AND all night?"


(Unfortunately, yes, Kiddo.) smileys/smiley19.gif
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