[bct] Re: Intro and thanks

  • From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 20:19:50 -0500


What can I say but "I agree, I agree, I agree" with everything you said
including the raising of the blood pressure.  My first job as an M.T. was in
a hospital, and you can just imagine all of the different dialects and
speech patterns I had to learn.  all of that aside, I had to transcribe for
a surgeon who often dictated his operative notes from the men's room.  guess
he either couldn't wait, or he was into multitasking.  All things
considered, I did enjoy my M.T. career and plan to include it in a podcast
some day.

I'm happy things worked out well for you, and wish you well in your move to
Florida.  However, please stay in touch with all your friends on the list.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 7:26 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Intro and thanks

> Hi Maria,
> Between voice recognition and outsourcing overseas it is a wonder any of
> still have jobs as MTs these days.  I know the company I work for is
> feverishly working to perfect their voice recognition so they can dump us
> and raise their bottom line.  I don't think I could stand to be an editor.
> It is bad enough listening to some of the (expletive deleted) we have to
> interpret.  I can't imagine trying to correct a report resulting from
> recognition with the lousy job many dictators do in opening their mouths
> speaking.  I could rant and rant about the changes in this field of work
> it would put everyone to sleep and raise my blood pressure.  I consider
> myself lucky to have thirty good years under my belt and I survived the
> traumatic loss of my job last spring and am still getting a paycheck.
> is that old saying about what doesn't kill you makes you stronger?
> Radiology is the area they are concentrating on initially for voice
> recognition.  Sometimes I do wonder what we will all be doing for gainful
> employment with so many jobs becoming machine automated.
> It is nice to meet you.
> Joni
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 6:09 PM
> Subject: [bct] Re: Intro and thanks
> Hi Joni,
>   I too am fairly new on the BCT list.  My roommate Lynnette had been
> telling me so much about it and playing the podcasts that I became hooked.
> It's as if I've suddenly found a whole new group of terrific, friendly
> folks.  It's just great.
>     Like you and Rose, I am--I mean was--a medical transcriptionist.  I
> worked at various places for 30 years and was down-sized by the very
> equipment on which I was working.  The radiology group I worked for
> to lower overhead by switching to a voice input program, thus, they did
> need me any longer.
> Maria
> a----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joni Colver" <joni.colver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2005 9:22 AM
> Subject: [bct] Intro and thanks
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I have been listening to BCT podcasts for several months but just joined
> > this list.  I have enjoyed so many of the podcasts that I could never
> > remember everyone's name to say thanks.  It has been so much fun sharing
> > slices of life experiences with people from all over the world.
> >
> > Neal I really liked your In The Well podcast.  You did an excellent job
> > describing lots of sensory experiences and your description of being in
> the
> > well was a unique perspective.  I hope you will let us know when the
> second
> > edition of your book is available.  I also enjoyed hearing the story
> by
> > you.
> >
> > Jeff I enjoyed walking in the Minnesota snow with you and meeting your
> wife.
> > I share her enthusiasm for roller coasters.  For anyone who likes
> coasters,
> > Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is a must visit.  They have over a dozen
> > coasters and some of them are truly awesome!  The amusement park is on
> Lake
> > Eerie and you can stay at hotels very close to the gates of the park.
> > last time my husband and I were there we went parasailing which was a
> blast
> > too.
> >
> > Lynette I have heard about talking ATMs but never actually heard one
> > demonstrated.  I would love to use one of them.  How do you activate the
> > speech in a talking ATM?  Are any of the keys Brailled or is the keypad
> > fairly straightforward and easy to intuit?  I have never even examined
> > ATM, just stood by while my husband did transactions.
> >
> > I love the sound seeing tours and career casts.  I am not experienced
> > digital recording in any way, shape or form, but maybe one day I will be
> > brave enough to try to learn what so many of you all seem to know so
> > In the meantime, I look forward to visiting the BCT website every day to
> see
> > what is new and listening to the podcasts I download on my Book Port.
> >
> > I enjoyed Robert Carter's demonstration of the BrailleNote GPS.  I would
> > love to hear a description and demonstration of the Trekker if anyone
> > there is using one.  It seems like the least expensive GPS option for
> > blind that I am aware of, which is why I am considering buying it.
> >
> > My husband and I have lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for the past twenty
> > years but we are planning to move to Florida in the spring to live near
> > family.  This year my job of twenty years at a local hospital was
> > outsourced.  I am now doing medical transcription for the company the
> > was outsourced too and so my job is portable, which is one nice factor
> > many bad factors in losing a 20-year job.
> >
> > Thanks Larry for hosting the website and thanks to everyone who adds
> > podcasts and makes it such an irresistible place to visit.
> >
> > Joni
> >
> >

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