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I guess I do ... well worth it for business, plus I make tons of LD calls to friends/family. nm

Posted By: long-time MT on 2005-12-14
In Reply to: Unfortunately, this isn't available in my area. Who wants to pay LD anyway. - nm


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Good for you!!! Me too!! And I tell all my family and friends

I spoke to a clinic that is/was using it.  They said it was the worst thing they had ever seen.  You could actually have a rash on your face, but by the time the machine *reaches* out for the nearest sounding word, you may end up with some dread disease.  And face it, nobody but nobody has time to READ EVERY REPORT FOR ACCURACY AND CORRECTNESS this day and time. Well, by golly, come to think of it, that's what MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS USED TO DO, before we were replaced by machines that can't spell or know a toenail from a hangnail in the grand scheme of things.

I'm like you, the first time I find something in my reports, they will hear from my lawyer.  I won't even waste the time being on hold, calling the hospital or doctor.

When I talk to family and friends about this,
Or Arbonne. I am now hiding from friends and family
who think Arbonne will make them rich. I don't want to sell anything. I don't want to buy anything I can't afford. They are starting to scare me, like some sort of comestic zombies in Day of the Dead or something.
Well, I never heard back from them, even after I sent tons of e-mail and personal phone calls
And, I am sure I nearly aced the test. Very simple.
I guess also hope you or anyone in your family
and the dictator is what you describe as freaking and the report gets typed somewhere else wrong...........  Learn to do them all.  We have to get around this as ESL is a big part of this profession. 
Make the right phone calls and report her
New Trans Tech employee looking to make friends with ....sm

other happy Trans Tech employees.  It has been such a loooong choosing process, but I am feeling so happy about this decision, thanks to all who helped me out, especially Donna, and Debbie is a fantastic-sounding boss.  Looking forward to getting started, give me a yell if you can! 

Thanks.. I really needed to have good family coverage.. I guess MDI is out for me.. nm
"Hiring Manager", and who calls them that, who exactly do you recruit for that you make 42 K s
recruiting?  You have been asked, but still do not answer.  Fraud?  I think so.  Most recruiters are frauds.  If you do indeed make that much, then from whom?  And what do the MTs make?
I make 10 with FutureNet, tons of work...NM
You certainly make over and above the average family. SM
I read that the average yearly income in the US is under $40,000/yr. I would count myself lucky if I were you, taxes and all!
i am not in this for competition, just to make a living and feed my family you
insensitive b*****
Im thinking by the hour and make it well worth your while. nm
I make around $4000 a month..but it's not worth it.
I work 2 jobs 7 days a week, sometimes up to 15 hours a day. Can you say burn out.. I knew you could.
I make enough to support a family of 5 on my own with extra leftover...i would say that is good!!
Totally unrealistic as long as Indians make it worth their while.
WWWaah. I used to make good money til the health problems hit, now it seems hardly worth my time!
They may be brand new. Ask them how long in business if you make contact. nm
LET THEM KNOW IT IS BIGGER THAN MT BUSINESS - Make them want to do the research and dig deeper

Give them facts that will blow their mind.  MT business and otherwise.  According to the web site for the Population Reference Bureau, they claim you can not get an accurate figure on offshored jobs (all jobs).  In 2008 they said they could only estimate it to be about 30 MILLION.  That is the equivalent to the total population in 3 U.S. states.  No concrete and credible figures are documented anywhere.  Wonder why?  Make the reporter want to start with the MT business and branch out.  See if they can come up with a figure cutting Uncle Sam's pay and our jobs.

Do not let anyone tell you this will not do any good.  Even if some do not wish to participate, enough voices want to be heard.  I myself sent a letter to President Obama.  This is posted on the main board.  Read it.  I sent it to the major newspapers, NY Times, whitehouse.com, Washington Post, 60 Minutes, Forbes Magazine, USA today, etc.  Make your guy want to do some investigation into this.  Ask him to contact credible sources he may have.  Ask for feedback.

Whether this works or not - pat yourself on the back!!!  Thank you for 30 Million Plus U.S. Jobs and all the upcoming college graduates.  We're all behind you.  Share your results.

ALL YOU MTs, GET INVOLVED!!  You're not working that much right now anyway.  Just send 1 letter to a major newspaper near you.  Share it with us.

Because, you IDIOTS, Dictaphone DOES NOT make the business deals. I don't know
where you all get this misinformation and why everybody latches on to it, but they get their own business.
Tons and tons of stuff in the archives. nm
Did they give you your rate or are we to guess what we will make.
She includes ER in acute care, so I guess that would make it Basic Five :) nm
I guess what you make at Transcend is based on what you made when you came on board, 8 cpl here. sm

I guess since the last 2 companies purchased made good cpl Transcend is willing to pay them what they made, really not fair for others only making 8 cpl, but I guess they gotta cut corners somewhere in order to keep the new Transcenders happy.  I think you all are getting the best deal they have to offer. 

Well, I fall above the average I guess. Would rather not post as not to make others feel bad or thin
The ad says they treat MTs like family ... what a family that must be! LOL nm

Do you feel better now? !! Business is business, most of it should be confidential. Why post on a
Trying to build his business? He's been in business over 15 years!!!!!! sm
I also had a hard time, nearly impossible actually, getting paid. The owner does this on the side; he is very involved with other things.
Says you.
I have friends who are still there and (sm)
are hating it more and more everyday.  They are already putting out feelers for other companies and ask me how I like my new job.  It's like day and night from SmartMed.
What? My friends?
Because of my good buddies, I don't have to pay any taxes. That makes them my bestest friends. As I trot around the globe on the backs of the working class, I'll flush the commode while flying over your state just to say a BIG HELLO! 
Yea, try almost 60!!!! And my friends say I should go
She didn't say she didn't have a family. A family isn't just kids. sm

She also said she didn't have kids. Why do you think you're so much better  BECAUSE you have kids?  I am so sick of that attitude.  I don't have kids, never wanted them, but have been discriminated against in jobs because of it.  Everyone figured since I had no kids I could work all the time.  I said NO!  Just because I don't have kids doesn't mean I don't have a life or that my life is not important.   

BTW I work part time too. 

try All Type. I have quite a few friends who
work for them part time and have raved about them.
If they were very close friends, yes I would let them know. sm
However, I would be very tactful in doing so. Maybe give them a hint to start looking for another company or job that you have some inside information...etc. If they don't get the hint, then just tell them.

Chances are the company may know this is coming and didn't tell the MTs. Most companies know when their contracts are up for bid or they are given 30-90 day notice the hospital dropping them. So, if the owners of the company do not have the common courtesy to let their MTs know, shame on them! It happens all the time in the corporate world.

Little bit of advice - do not get into gossipy detail, he said, she said. Just do it with diplomacy.

Good luck whatever you decide.
new friends - Winefred
Wow, thanks girls!  I had a lot of response and appreciate it.  Looking forward to chatting with all of you. Go TTer's!!
I used to be best friends with my boss (sm)
and let me tell you, there is always some guilt that goes along with your friend asking you to give up your weekends, time off, whatever, to work.  I loved her dearly as a friend, but I don't seek out boss/employee friend relationships any more for this very reason. 
Supportive? Yes! If we were friends...however,
My Friends are Happy
Not true, I got a few friends working at ATSI and they are getting better packages and salaries than most other companies and are quite happy there and they got plenty of work with salaries on time!
wow! one of my best friends is currently at Grady
He was admitted on Tuesday, still not discharged.  I'll have to call him to see if he is aware of this dilemma.
Transcriptionist friends
To NM: The server wouldn't let me email you. I would love to have a fellow transcription friend!
I have several friends who are in bankruptcy
right now, mostly from the shenanigans over at Medquist. My dearest friend was so embarrassed and ashamed and felt it was a dishonorable thing to do. She had her back against the wall (she lost her house too, it was foreclosed) and I told her there is nothing dishonorable about falling on hard times. Perhaps all of the people who judge those who are having a tough go of it ought to remember that they have not walked in others' shoes.
Well, I agree and have other MT friends

and have enlightened each other ad nauseum.  I don't think that I am just sitting around complaining, as I tried to be proactive in my situation and they DIDN'T want to hear from me, and DIDN'T care.  I got the boot.  There were others waiting to take my place - someone who is willing to be degraded and doesn't care, and management doesn't have to get my pesky e-mails.

As far as a large group of MT's standing up and fighting for ourselves, that would be great!  Where do I sign up?

i had the same happend to me..not once but twice AND..I reccommended two friends and they had the
same issues.  There are happy people there..I won't discount that..but certain accounts have some very poor leads and the whole company suffers for it.  I never got an ID..I had to use 2 or 3 others that belonged to people who were off.  When I refused to do that the second time..I had no job.  To each their own.  This board in particular deletes any negative about KS. 
I have friends who used to work for FN and moved on. sm
FN has more than their share of ESLs and you very well know it.  You are not only snippy, as someone said, you are condescending and misleading. 
Hey, I have India-American friends
They came here and became Americans, so please don't call them dot-heads. The difference in them is that they live here and observe the same standards we do and have to pay bills at the same rates do. I have no problem with them.

I understand the anger, but the real anger shouldn't be at them, but at our own countrymen who advocate it and sell out their own people. There's a fine line between profit and sleaze and shamless greed, and they've crossed it. Some hospitals are strongly against it and they need to start investigating and prosecuting those who trick them, IMO. There are security risks regardless how well software is made. Patient names, dictated S.S. numbers, etc. It's creepy, if you ask me. Anyone can jot the stuff down and they would not be accountable to an American court.

As long as Americans tolerate it, it will continue. Most aren't even aware of it and when you tell them, they're shocked and angry.

does anyone have legal friends to help get us started?
I have a couple of friends who work for them.
I can find out.  Anyway, from what I gather you can pick your own hours.  They do like for you to work 1 weekend out of the month and they do pay extra for that.  The friend that works for them full-time is sounding more like she is regretting it because she is on an account with bad dictators and she is have way too much trouble getting her lines in.  She says she has to work long hours just to be able to pay for her insurance.  I was just talking to one their part-time employee today.  He was talking about an ER account he was on and he seemed okay with it.  Another girl at our office looked into it for part-time work and she said they were very unorganized and they did not deliver her what they promised.  Different strokes for different folks, I guess. 
For Scribbles and his/her union friends

If you really want to know how to form a union, check out the link below for the AFL/CIO.  You'll need to pick a union with which to affiliate.  They have a list with contacts.  They also have state/local federations of labor with contacts.  You'll also need a professional union organizer to help you.  There's a form you can fill out to get in touch with one.    

SEIU split from the AFL/CIO and is a healthcare union.  Find a web page for a local in your area, and they can give you the same information as above. 

These are the people who can really answer your questions and help you.  I'm betting, though, that you just want stay on these boards to stir the pot and whine. 

Or the gain of their friends and suckups. They don't
buddies do. Or else they could care less and let people pick and choose as they please so what's the difference. Some get the cream while the others get the crap.