Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Old way - new way

Too fried to typecast tonight. Spent the a.m. typing for work and then all p.m. doing training for a new dictation system coming into use. Basically, we will now be editing dictations that have been "typed" with voice recognition software rather than typing from scratch. The pay rate is half that of straight typing, on the theory that one can get through twice as much work in the same time. We shall see how that goes! Then in the evening one of our dogs ate some string, necessitating an emergency phone call to our vet and the administration of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting, fortunately successful. Not sure where the mouse that also came back up originated from, lol. Never a dull moment. Both dogs have to be at the groomers at 8 a.m. tomorrow to be made presentable for Christmas, so it will be a very early morning and then starting work on the new system. I think I would like to skip tomorrow and go directly to Thursday! On the plus side, the new ribbon for the Hermes arrived today, so the day did have something nice in it. Hoping for not freezing rain in the a.m. I'm starting to sound like Eyore, lol.

1 comment:

TonysVision said...

Isn't it always a delight when new ribbons arrive?! And then the fun choice, if different colors have been ordered, of which belongs with which typewriter.

Half pay for voice-recognition typing ... hmmm. I have played a bit with one a bit, just for personal work. Even after making some effort in becoming facile with the formatting instructions I found it took a fair amount of time to go back and correct the errors in interpretation, and eventually gave it up.

Keep your new ribbon away from the dogs!