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Does PC-Shorthand discussed here used by KS (sm)

Posted By: mt on 2007-12-14
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is that word processing only - or does it include medical words too?  If it does not, what do you use for medical words?  (I don't work for KS but am thinking of using this software since everyone seems to like it.)  Thanks!

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Yes, Shorthand. They have an address datatbase that is in Shorthand, so that's what they sm
prefer you use.  nm
so does this mean OSI can still be discussed in
This has probably been discussed before....sm
But could someone tell me what is a low/high rate of pay when getting paid by the minute?  Never worked this way but it could be a more fair way to pay???  Not sure.  Comments appreciated.  TIA
this also has been discussed in the very
recent past with more than a handfull stating they do that range regularly.

That has already been discussed. nm
Already discussed below. nm
The only way this has been discussed --sm
to death is by a whole group of sourpusses jumping on her for even asking the question in the first place and telling her in no uncertain terms to do her own research, that she was not *entitled* to ask the question in the first place because she was wanting everybody else to do the work for her. There were a few *nice* responders who did give her some valid suggestions, but most of you all just tore her a *new one* for no reason whatsoever, other than you could, and that's it. Now THAT is rude! Her original question was not truly *discussed* at all, but ridiculed with rude responses, and nothing more. So don't try to make yourselves out as justified in your responses, because you are not. schoolyard bullies, all of you.
MQ is not to be discussed on this board. (SM)

There is a board for MQ posts and ALL MQ discussions belong there.

If you want to talk about DQS, which many companies use, refrain from bringing MQ into your post -- it invites MQ discussion and MQ discussion is restricted to the MQ board.


This has been discussed many times over the last

few weeks.  Do a search of this site and you will find many posts.  You can scroll down or go to the second page and probably even the third page at the bottom and find posts from people who work there.  I know I am very happy.  They are a very nice company with excellent benefits. 

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just discussed further down this same page
the link again
I would think you would know, pay should never be discussed with anyone - not very professional.
we had discussed the situation
We had had a discussion about my mom before the warnings and my supervisor had made the statement that I would not be terminated but that I could possibly be placed back on part-time.  Afterwards the warnings came and I requested a leave with no response.  I wasn't taking it lightly.  I knew my performance was very poor; I just didn't know what to do about it.  Actually I wasn't upset they terminated me it was kind of a relief but the deposit on my equipment hey had no legitimate reason for keeping any part of it.
Don't know if this has been discussed, but...smCindiRI

Has anyone used Transcription Matchmaker, which is heavily advertised, especially on MTDaily, and is reportedly a matchmaker headhunter/recruitment which promises to match up an MT with a company that matches their skill level, their specific interests, their work needs, etc., with just the right company.  There are just so many companies out there, so many conflicting reports from folk who have worked for these companies and supposedly know the inside details, and as a heavily seasoned  MT who has had her share of OOOPs and blunders, I thought this might be good resource???? Thanks so much in advance! 

This is discussed often. Try the archives?
Just scroll down, this has been discussed
scroll down - they were just discussed - nm
This has been discussed lots in the last
few days. Use the Google search box.
Discussed earlier - DO NOT DO IT
As per the discussion over the last week, testing with them is most likely a terrible, terrible idea.

They're asking applicants to test with 10 LIVE files, which means all they're really doing is getting their backlog done for free.

Think about it - 30 applicants? 10 live files each? That's 300 files right there - no more backlog and no money spent. Yowza.
They were discussed the last week or so, nothing
nice to say about them.  They stopped direct deposit and you have to pay to have it overnighted or wait for snail mail.  Used to be a good company years ago, just gone downhill like most of the others. 
Go thru the last 4 pages here. They have been discussed recently. nm
This was just discussed in detail a few weeks ago
Chill. Maybe there are no developments that need to be discussed. nm
why would "no developments" need to be discussed or am I
Discussed further down this page under "Here's a new one
that would be best discussed with a recruiter, don't want to give sm
you the wrong information as I am not 100% sure on how that accrues. I do know we have 6 paid holidays a year.
I discussed this with an IRS agent recently
IC means you basically have more flexibility. I.E. you set your own schedule. The most the company can REQUEST is a window of time, i.e Turnaround time or say a 12 hour window to complete X lines or X reports. If you get X reports done in 4 hours, they cannot require you to stay on if you choose not to. You don't ask them for vacation time, you let them know when you will not be available period. ICs pay for that flexibility through paying their own taxes etc.

Employee - You are required to work a certain amount of set hours on a set schedule no matter who chooses the exact time even if you meet your line quota early. You ask for time off and have to be approved for it, and you are required to be in contact during your shift through media that they usually choose.

It is a fine line in some ways, but if you are classified as an IC, you should be under contract for an amount of work, i.e. assigned doctors, lines, reports or whatever within TAT or the window of 5 to 5 (just an example). If you are contracted for 8-5 Monday through Friday and are to keep in touch via Yahoo during your shift (which you must complete), you are an employee.
Ascend is not the company being discussed
They are discussed almost daily. If you'll look through
past posts you'll get lots of info.   They are in India with a storefront office in the US. 
They have been discussed a lot lately. Look through old posts and archives.
I thought this was already discussed ad nauseum below. sm

Why not just let it die?  We all know cherry picking is out there.  How we deal with it I suppose is a personal choice.  For me, I have learned not to complain about it as it usually does no good anyway.  Life is too short to get all upset over things we cannot change.  JMO

This company has been discussed many times here.
Try doing a search and checking the archives as there is a lot of information there, but none of its sounds very good.
I discussed an hourly QA wage with them sm
a few years ago and when they sent the paperwork, they had substituted a RATE PER LINE for QA.  I called and told them they had made a mistake, they said that they had decided they would only pay by line.  I think they figured I wouldn't read the paperwork and just sign it.
Do a search as it was discussed recently. There might be 3 places that do this. nm
They have been discussed within the past week, scroll down and
see if you can see the post.  S/B lots more posts in archives.  Nothing good. 
I was just told that all the schedule changes have been completed or at least being discussed. You
contact Lee directly. They must not have received your email. Don't wait because new people are being hired and if they didn't get your email, you will be overlooked.
Beware the Mandatory Overtime with them! Was discussed
know it was discussed a lot in the past, maybe search achives?NM
Webmedx has been discussed a lot recently, read
posts further down and read the archives.  
This was extensively discussed this past week or so...sm
Best check the IRS guidelines before asserting such information.
Been discussed almost daily lately. Tons of stuff in
the archives.  They overhire, running out of work common. 
First, why does every little thing have to be discussed with clients, right down to apostrophes?
Second, this is another example of how the BOS has muddied up the waters.  BOS1 said apotrophes, BOS2 says no apostrophes but apostrophes still okay.  What does the BOS3 say?  I have no idea and I don't care.  I say apostrophes because it was apostrophes before there was a BOS.  So what gave the AHDI the authority to change the way it had been done for decades before?
If you have been hired by Medware all of that was in your offer AND discussed in your interview.
You would also know if you were hired on as PT or FT.

BUT anyway....anything over 32 hours is considered FT with benefits. They also DO hire PT employees and they have a very good PTO package, plus personal days. Pay days are every other Friday.

Like I said before, IF you are a new hire, all of this would have been in your offer.
This is discussed here all the time. If you search, you should find the comments. nm
I was very chilled when I stated it was discussed recently, nor did I point
shall find a wealth of information. Those who don't, don't.
They have been discussed multiple times the past 1 to 2 weeks, look
down the board.   There wasn't anything good though.
They said they have very few IC positions, and this would be discussed in January with Human Resourc
thus they are going to try to get you to go full-time employee and get benefits and take a lower pay. Did you not notice how she was trying to play up the you will get benes now BS?
Read through old posts, discussed a few times the last couple of weeks. nt
There's tons of info here if you do a board search. They get discussed all the time. :) nm
This was discussed recently. Try a search or just read back thru all the pages to find. nm