Sunday, August 9, 2009

Risks and Benefits of Transcription

As in any job, there are risks and benefits to working as an MT.

Risks may include but are not limited to:

Earbuzz: Also known simply as "the buzz." Caused by constant use of headphones at high volume to decipher indistinct doctorspeak.

Numbthumb: Caused by repetitive pounding of the space bar, for which payment may or may not be made.

Foothop: A direct effect of "what the what??" syndrome, caused by repeated tapping of the foot pedal in order to rewind the aforementioned doctorspeak.

Chairbutt: Self-explanatory.

Benefits may include but are not limited to:

Armchairdx: You can tell your neighbor and anyone else who asks what that particular color of stool means.

AccentoNoproblemo: You can understand any accent, anywhere, anytime.

GastroRobusto: Nothing makes you throw up.


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