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Giving Us What We Need, Not Necessarily What We Want

I GOT THE JOB!!!

Some backstory.

I grew up in a rather communal setting.  The type where I didn't find out aboot things like 'religion' or 'philosophy' or 'race' until I was an adult.  That didn't mean we didn't have hangups -- to this day, I still feel uncomfortable aboot MONEY.  The root of and all that jazz.

So, I've been living comfortably at the Canadian poverty line.

Then I got married.  And that...(understatement alert) changed things.

I started paying attention to the...limitations that my lifestyle accrued.

So, I re-entered school as a Medical Transcriptionist last year; I figured it combined a few of my favourite things:  computers, writing, and LOGOS LOVE.

It was a tough and intense course (especially since I have what I jokingly call Tourette's Hearing).  Thank goodness I had a teacher who was one of those types who is so encouraging.

The course ended in April, the practicum was over, and since then, my mind has been...rotting.  Eating itself, essentially.

I had my graduation last Friday (soi strange so long after school was over) and was angered when I found out that 2 of my classmates had got jobs really close to me.

Then, when I got home, I found those wonderful emails, offering me a job.

To my new profession.  My new life.

So, genties & ladlemen, what experiences have you had lately in your life that have been uplifting?

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 Hooray for Innana!

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Cheers Inanna!  Good news to hear about.   I work in a hospital ... do some dictating ... so I really appreciate what you folks do!   Will you be working from home?

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carolla wrote:

Cheers Inanna!  Good news to hear about.   I work in a hospital ... do some dictating ... so I really appreciate what you folks do!   Will you be working from home?

 

Working from home is my goal; a classmate of mine says that a friend of hers goes on working vacations -- she'll be in Mazatlan and transcribing :3

 

(and the way things are going right now is that the hospitals here are phasing out MTs working on site to working from home and/or in special hubs)

 

But for now, I'm going to be working for a health authority -- I like the challenge of being given a variety of doctors to work with; a lot of them are ESL.

 

The MT profession I am finding to be a interesting mix of Detective, Linguist, and Stenographer.

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That sounds very interesting Inanna. Congrats on the job!

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InannaWhimsey

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS LAUGHS AND CONGRATS))))))))))))))))))))))))

 

I knew you could do it!

 

Sorry I don't understand your job description one little iota. Is it something relatively new?  Pray do tell exactly what is it that you do?

 

I'm the supt. of a  garden centre. I have 4 hanging plants that I care for on my apt. balcony. Does that qualify as being an uplifting experience   ?

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Yes, Inanna - you must have good ears!  When I listen to some of the docs dictate ... at lightning speed & with strong accents ... it's amazing what gets transcribed!  

 

At our place now, the radiologists (whose reports are usually quite short) are now using a voice-to-text programme - the reports are converted to text immediately.  

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Inanna, this is such good news.Congratulations!

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Congatulations, Inanna.  Sounds like your new job will offer some challenges.  Hope your mind has stopped rotting, and you are inspired to new and exciting things...

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Congratulations Inanna.

 

Long long ago, in a galaxy far away, I was once an MT.  If I had known it would have eventually evolved into being able to work at home I might have stayed!

 

It is indeed interesting and challenging.  I think you will be drawn to imagining the life stories behind the transcripts, I know I was.

 

Just remember context is everything!

 

 

LB - who once spent twenty minutes rewinding, relistening and unbelieving that there was any context that could include ultrasound, 11 years old and fetus, and finding myself wrong.


Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.

     e. e. cummings

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Congrats. As someone who reads these reports your work is very important. Trust you will find it interesting!

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I'm very happy for you InnanaWhimsey, many congratulations!

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Wow - what an interesting job! ( I bet you have to brace yourself for some of the really sad ones, eh? I don't know if I could do it - too much mawkish imagination, and a tendency to develop symptoms I read about).    Anyway, congratulations!  (I remember living happily below the poverty line as a single person, too - but having money isn't too bad, either!)

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