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I gotta get out more often, marry some money. NM

Posted By: meMT on 2008-04-21
In Reply to: woohoo again - recycled


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Marry for money
I always made my own way.  I'm one of those dumb, independent women who does not need a man to support me.  Good thing too, since the 1st one died unexpectedly at a young age.   I wouldn't recommend marrying for money as a good solution.  What if you get old and he runs off with a younger chick?  Nope...I'd rather work in a house of ill repute before I'd marry a man I didn't love.   Well.........maybe I should say past tense.  I don't believe I could get hired in one of those places now. LOL
yep, gotta spend money to make money. NM
Marry smart! nm
I agree with one thing you say. With almost any company right now, unless you marry the job and
work 24/7 and jump through hoops, dont expect to get the best or be treated the best.  They are always looking for the new to use and abuse and thus the circle keeps going.  We all burn out being used and abused and they know that so they keep adding new MTs to use and abuse.  That is a fact in MT today.  I dont specifically know anything about these 2 companies but it is the same at the 2 places I currently work PT.  Exact same situation.  I have stopped jumping and I dont plan to do that anymore because in many cases, you still go down with the ship when they get an urge to overhire in these larger companies.  They dont sit there and pick and choose.  You just go down with the rest.  Small companies may fiddle more with that but not the larger ones. 
Just marry a guy who has a great income, that was my solution, who wants to work that hard!!
Amherst so we make less money and they get more money for MQ and bigger bonuses. Our guidelines came
from Amherst.
The company takes the money out of your salary, before they cut the check. It is your earned money,
It's about "money, money, money, mmmoonnney. Singing The Apprentice song.
So does yours. Perhaps you need a basic money class to learn to keep money. sm
I am off today and appalled at reading the posts on here.

Are you always this bitter? Do you have a family and friends who are safe and healthy? Count your blessings instead of being so angry and you might see that this is not a bad field to be in. It has kept food on my table for 27 years and will continue to do so. Is it harder now? You bet, but it is not impossible to make a good living of $50,000. You just have to work hard, give it your all and appreciate the good companies that are out there.

If I were an MTSO, I would find out who all these people posting such bitter posts are and find replacements for them a.s.a.p. Negativity spreads like poison, and with the world in the state it is, we should bond together not make it worse.
Money is not the root of all evil, the LOVE of money is. nm
I am new at TT and I just gotta say....
Thank Heaven! I finally found a place that has work! I have not even had to work on my secondary or tertiary accounts. Even with the holiday weekend, I still had more than enough work. It is a great place to work. I am so glad I found them. I barely made $600 a month at the last place I was at, I made that in a week at TT.
I gotta ask why?
I prefer multispecialty and I'm looking for a new job.  Is it because the acute care reports are generally longer, i.e. d/s and h&p's, etc? 
Ya gotta know this....
I just put People's Support Transcription in the search box. Did you know these posts show up on the web?
Take a look and you will see what I am talking about. Our posts are not exclusive to MT Stars web site! Just found out. Thought you would be interested.
yes, but they gotta be better than
TY so much; I gotta think about this one :)
Then I gotta say
you aren't very smart.  A 501(c)3 would allow you to get and accept donations to feed those critters whether you took a salary or not.  Animal (any kind) food isn't cheap and I know whereof I speak. 
Well, I gotta say

I'm no happier about these changes than anyone else.  I'm glad I never gave the extra help like so many others.  I basically worked my lines and that was it.  If I worked any extra it was because I wanted to, not because I felt I had to.  When I left the Q, I decided to never give myself like that again. 

I'm still here but I don't know for how long.  I've been looking at other positions and trying to get a plan B and C in place.  In addition to MTing, I'm also looking into a few office jobs that are going to be available soon in my area.  I hate the thought of going back to work in an office and finding childcare for my kids in the summer, but I will not take a paycut for Transcend or anyone else.  I also will not sit and wait for work.  I didn't do it for MDI or MQ and I won't do it for anyone else. 

I'm looking out for #1.  That's what the MTSOs do, so that's what I'm doing.  I don't really feel one way or the other about the merger.  I don't like the fact that I'm looking at starting a new job, but that's life.  It goes on with or without me and I prefer to be a part of it. 

I gotta try that!

I didn't even know gourds were edible.  We love eggplant parmesan which I make and freeze every year for ready-made dinners when I don't feel like cooking.

okay, whatever you say. Gotta go work!

Gotta say, though, it's more than what Softscript does!!!

Gotta Love OSi
I just have to brag up OSi.  Haven't read much good here...just thought I would let everyone know that they have given their benefit package a huge boost this week.  Full-time employees will now be receiving 5 cents extra per line on holidays and the PTO was just raised significantly also.  OSi IS a wonderful place to work!
I gotta line
sm - You gotta be kidding me
So I wonder what your turn over rate is for bringing on every and any MT who cheats per your standards...very low morals
Gotta new bulletin for ya
There is nothing 'petty' about these posts. And they aren't BS either. And you are prime example of MTSOs that don't, or won't, get it...

I used to be an MTSO so I'm well aware of both sides of the equation. The complaints here are legitimate - and the lurking MTSOs out there reading 'our' board would be wise to reflect on the message.

If you think for a New York second it's easy to be on our side of the street, think again. There is NO reason why these complaints should not be aired. IF they don't pertain to you, why are you so upset?

Something tells me he/she doth protest too much.
Gotta hand it to ya
just gotta put my 2 cents in . . . sm
I LOVED working for DSG, I agree with the poster who said about a year ago they went bad, actually they started earlier than that. But, my pay was NOT on time and was NOT correct and that is why I am no longer there. They messed up my direct deposit three times and expected me to wait for my paycheck. I asked them to overnight it and they were HIGHLY offended, did NOT want to go out of their way for it. Guess what happens when your direct deposit does not go in (without you knowing ahead of time), but all of your automatic payments go out????? What a mess. They are terribly rude, they micromanage, they get mad if you don't get your lines in (even when workload is low), but expect you to jump and type when the work does show up, no matter what time of day it is. What a joke. I LOVED them when I first worked there four years ago, AND, YES, when someone posted something negative, we did get a mass email asking us to defend our company. I remember it well and I was one of the first to do so. DSG is poorly, poorly managed. NOT a good place to work. How sad, too, I LOVED their platform, yes their dictators are quite bad, though. Okay, I'm done!!!
Did you say clinics? Then gotta be
gotta agree
I'm going through that right now. I've had two suspicious tests with companies. One was extremely hard and poor quality. I felt like they were putting that one out as a test just to help themselves figure it out. It makes it really tough for someone who really needs work. I just lost a 10 year cardiology account to India, and I'm wasting all this time on bogus testing or tests that are not geared to the specialty advertised. When I see a cardiology job, it would be nice to have a test specific to cardiology, not family practice, orthopaedics or surgery. Yes, I know how things cross specialty lines. Duh, most people seeing a cardiologist also have other problems the doc talks about. Also, I'm not a doctor, and some of these tests ask questions that I just frankly do not need to know, especially at the pay rate they're advertising.
7 cpl for an Exp MT. You gotta be kidding
7 cpl? I'm looking for PT to supplement my income, but I'm not THAT desperate.  How absolutely insulting... 
Gotta transition
It sounds like they are just setting up the transition to EMR. In theory there isn't much work that needs to be done except you don't have to print the reports and put them in a physical chart. This sounds like you are helping the company put all their old records into the EMR and get the new ones up and running...phrases like: cross training of new staff assigned and work with EMR implementation team with suggestions or changes; indicate you are helping them transition. It will be interesting to see how the MT job changes as EMR is more implemented - I'm scared as it is how VR is completely ruining the job!!
Gotta ask what is MTOB??? nm

gotta say, I never knew him, but Dr.
Reeves was our local version down in galveston county. I did work for a neurologist in the scurlock towers. I think these are both retired now. I have to admit, it does not take much to make a person feel good about themselves. We had a radiology group at 2 local hospitals and after my husband died, I stayed home for about 4-5 years before going to work at the OTHER facility. They apparently were having a lot of complaints, so much so that 3 months later I got flowers from my boss because it was the first time they had not killed her in staff meeting that month over their dictation. In fact, they paid her a compliment. But the main one was walking into radiology that first day to pick up slips (we were on a dictaphone loop then) and the radiologist looked up and said thank God. The poor pathologist there had to train every girl they had ever hired. This was a smaller facility and they were kicking the other facility's butt with patient loyalty. In fact, I am glad I worked there and got to experience the small town flavor of it. Company picnics brought out everybody and none of the spouses complained about having to go, we all enjoyed it. Oh, those were the days, my friend. The cardiologist from India was the one I referred to earlier and such a sweet man. I grabbed the stat tape off of Dictaphone and automatically hit rewind and erase, got most of it, but the last one I could not understand. Managed to grab him as he was walking out and explained I needed him to redictate the last report and when he asked if I had equipment problems, I just told, no sir, I can't like to you, I totally screwed up and he said don't worry, I will go do it now. These guys were real people, I don't know WHO these are people are, some kind of laminites out of new billfold pictures or something!
You gotta be kidding me!!
How unscrupulous can these companies get?  Yes, I have had no work available situations - then used up my PTO to get bills paid on time - then low work continued and lost my benefits with a company.  Never heard of the slowing down the server tactic but I would not put anything past some of these companies.  GREED by the MTSOs has turned being a loyal and conscientous MT and this profession into a disaster.  
Gotta chime in here....
You were not wrong or naive or anything, screwee (I love that, btw!). I'm a fellow screwee, and you know what?

In spite of D selling us down the river(or across the ocean to be more precise), WE, the MTs, made that place what it was. We were the cream of the crop. We believed that propaganda about being a 'family' and it being 'our' company because we have the standards and work ethics that feed on that type of motivation. We take pride in our work. We take pride in our company. If THEY looked good, WE looked good.

To me, the attraction of MDI-MD to Transcend and the purchase thereof speaks volumes about how WE, the MTs, made that company shine and stand out, made it a cut above so many others. WE, with OUR hard work, made MDI-MD a shiny little star of an MTSO that Transcend wanted. And got.

My skills will no longer be used to promote MDI-MD or Transcend. I stopped working for them immediately. I will NOT participate in offshoring, and if I'm interpreting what I'm reading about Transcend correctly, they only plan to INCREASE their offshoring because of profits.

I want to offer you my congratulations, because you (and the rest of the MDI-MD team of MTs) were the brilliance that made the company great.

Now it's just another mediocre sellout, as it's losing all of its talent with this sale.

Gotta say something here about CB/Cranky
I hear/see where you're coming from. If I didn't know better, I'd swear CB was a Transcend corporate mole here to give us individual pep talks.

But the truth is, I've been following CB's posts for MONTHS now, ever since she first was heartsick to learn her company had been sold to Transcend and the trepidation she felt. I've followed her posts since then because I've usually found them to be informative and interesting.

I'm gonna step up and say nah, you're off base here. I believe everything CB says on here. I think she was very fortunate in that she got to stay on her account and so things just didn't change a lot for her. She has maintained this since she transitioned over in the TRS/Transcend merger. She didn't appear out of nowhere when the MDI-MD/Transcend takeover was announced...She's been around here for awhile and I, for one, take her posts completely at face value. I just don't believe she has any reason to misrepresent anything about her situation and I honestly think her intent in her posts is to let the newest victims of a merger know that her situation has, so far, worked out okay for her.

A random poster who I wasn't familiar with, I'd be VERY wary of right now.

But CB? Nah, she's just BTDT and she's being kind enough to take the time to share her personal experience with all of us, and I for one appreciate hearing her side of it.

Just gotta say Dannyboy .....






If you want to be hired, you gotta do what's required! nm
You gotta speak so that we can understand you here! :) nm
IC taxes - 25 K to IRS gotta be kidding

If this is the first year ever that you have worked you will need some preparation however if you worked last year as an employee and are going to make about the same, your deductions are the same, your marital status is the same you can go off of your last years tax returns.   But if this is your first year you have ever worked, you will have to project what you will be making, take your deductions off of that and go from there.   I suggest that you either go in and get some advice from an accountant or buy Turbo Tax and do an estimate of what you think you will be making.  If you are married have your hubby overwithold as that was the easiest for me.  However I disagree with the person who said that if you make 30K it is 30%, 50K it is 50% (25K to the IRS -- come on) as it all depends on what your deductions are, your marital status, etc.  Too many variables to make such general statements.  Besides the day that I pay half of my income to the government is the day I retire.  I have a lot of deductions, no husband and I pay about 4 to 5% of what I make gross (over 60K) to IRS/State and that is with my 15% SS on my net income.  Had a good accountant that set me up with my pension, my house deductions, my mileage, etc. for the first couple of years and then just went to Turbo Tax and followed his lead the last 15.   All you have to do is to treat your net IC income as you were an employee and hold from that.  You can get tax tables, etc from the IRS that would show you what to hold out,.  But look for every deduction you can legally take and take advantae of it.   Good luck. 


I gotta agree with Lillybelle
MQ would be an awful place to get started. This is not the kind of business you can be left alone to do unless you already know what you're doing and quite frankly time and experience are your best allies for working at home. I've heard of a few companies who hire ppl with little or no experience but after working at MQ for 2 years I can honestly say MQ isn't one of them. You better know your stuff going in, cuz they won't help you other than offer to send you some sample reports which do almost nothing.
Not re Jax, but just gotta say your user name is hilarious!
Me too. Bet her BMI is off the charts, too. Gotta have a life! nm
I gotta ask ALL you guys this question...
When you know you gotta log on to make money to pay bills, feed your kids, etc, do you actually tell yourself, Oh, I better make sure I leave work for others so they can pay their bills, feed their kids, etc. DO YA? DO YA? Well, OK then!
2 cents per line? You gotta be
kidding me. I wouldn't get out of bed for 2 cents a line and neither should you.
Gotta be a company that starts with an
There is the usual posting by DIT. Gotta ask ..(sm)

Is there anyone out there that is currently working for DIT, getting paid and on time?  I know that there were many, many posts here not long ago on how they had stiffed a few employees but was wondering if they had turned things around.


That's GOTTA be an Indian company - no
If they charge a lousy 6 cpl to the client, WTH are they paying the MT? Half a rupee per page? Assinine. Totally assinine.
We? We?? You gotta mouse in your pocket?
Gotta butt in here! Yes, the sound quality
is poor and it is the platform. I too left Transcend with the sound one issue.

I work as an IC also and the sound was excellent on my other accounts. So, it was not the sound card.

You have no affiliation with this company, so why would you even comment. The experiences of these MTs is real. I know, I've been there.

Also, what you are recruited for is not always what you get - been down that road with them also.

Very bad experience with that company and will never go back, ever!
Yeah, they gotta make that $40/month!!
gotta feel sorry for those people in India...really...sm

the country is so poor and I still blame Bush for all this outsourcing of every aspect of American life.........cars, MT business, etc.....and yes, outsourcing was going on pre-Bush but NOT TO THIS DEGREE...and he's now opened up the Mexican border so all of them can walk across the border to do their jobs and then return home at night to Mexico.....***grrrrrrr***

Also, I'm a gift cataloger of US Companies.....so now when I call a lot of companies to order things, I am reaching *call centers* in India, Guyana, the Phillipines, and pretty much all 3rd world countries..........I I SO HATE THAT......and I'm willing to share - just don't give all our gigs away........

just my 3 cents.........