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I have to bring this Psych Eval topic to the top. sm

Posted By: MTSO2 on 2005-10-09
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Personally, it is a waste of money and time to have psych evals for prospective MTs.   I have seen many postings by MTSOs on this board who are so unprofessional and sounded "crazy", that it made my eyes pop out!  

Any successful business person knows, good judgement is the key to success.   If can not rely on your good judgement, than you should not be in business.   Why would any MTSO waste the money and time for such a screening?  That is demoralizing to our transcriptionists.  They are not applying for a job at the pentagon! 

Now,  there are some people who have major "issues"; however, that should become apparent during the interview process if you interview properly. 

I do believe this company is way off base in doing this; however, if you the MT feel its okay and the company meets your needs and pays well, than go for it. 

I think what happens is the MTSO's company gets so busy and the MTSO gets so stressed out about meeting TAT, they hire anybody with working fingers.  There lies the problems.   If the MTs have the experience needed to do the job, they pass the transcription test with flying colors, and you are satisfied with the personal interview, they should be hired.  Maybe the MTSO needs to replace whoever it is they hired to screen the candidates and the MTSO needs to be in on the interview process.   That sounds like more of a solution to weed out the unstable individuals then a battery of psych evaluations for prospective MTs.   Good Grief!  Where is the common sense in this?


That is all I have on this subject.  I feel bad for those of you who need a job!   Good luck.

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Maybe you need the psych eval. sm
I do believe MTSO is a medical transcription service owner - therefore, it is a person.

Secondly, you read into my post too much! No one criticized you, the recruiter, unless you have something to be defensive about, your post was very defensive in nature.

Thirdly, I was voicing my opinion, why did you take to heart? Do you really think a psych eval for MTs is a smart solution? I do not!

That is all I have to say on this topic!
Why not just bring up another topic to discuss sm
and let them bicker amongst themelves in the their own threads? Seems a whole lot easier just to start a totally new thread. No one is obligated to read their posts.
JMO - I absolutely despise psych work! Give me Op Notes anytime - NOT psych. nm
why do some people on this board think their opinion is the only right one?  what is the purpose of this board if not to share information?
I think it is actually to let you know it is a HOT topic. nm
Probably Off Topic but
I can't resist saying it....if the years hadn't caught up with me I would get into law enforcement and work to become a detective.  LOL  Seriously I would pursue a degree in criminal justice.  I do believe THOSE are jobs that will never be outsourced.  I made a good...well....great income as an MT during my working years but unfortunately I fear that is not an option for MTs these days.
A well deserved topic
I am glad you started it, as an ex-employee this was well deserved, now we just need to keep all informed of this problem on a regular basis. I do believe she will pay her dues in time, you are right, what goes around comes around.
YW. Sometimes I can't get my topic to come up on search, either. :) nm
Never accused you of anything. The topic was on
week during recruiter discussions, and postings below (don't know which one you are or who you are nor do I care) reminded me that I had been meaning to post on this.  You seem very defensive for a post that was completely not specifically directed at you. It was a generalization statement, and I mentioned recruiters who were well known and whose names I would not mention. Maybe you are one of those. Either way, no personal offense intended.  I read your post briefly and don't have time to refer to it again, but if you aren't involved in a company and have no interest, I still find that odd to be referring that company to someone you don't even know.  If MTs care about a company, its never made sense to me that someone would then so eagerly refer a complete stranger to your company - how do you know if they can spell C-A-T? Just very odd to me, though perhaps their intentions are pure and good.  I used to believe everyone on these boards literally, and thus my post was aimed, as I am sure I clearly stated, for those naive posters, like my old self. I used to be so touched and emotional, thinking someone actually cared enough about me to help me find a job, only to find the situations exactly as I described. Just my experience and just my 2 cents.  I also found so many MTs who I thought were so kind, only to be slipped at the last minute the line of oh, by the way, be sure to mention my name to the recruiter, so I can get my referral bonus.  Yuck. If these same MTs had been open with this from the start of our email exchanges, or post exchanges, the effect would not have disgusted me. But to act like a friend, a caring fellow MT, only to then hear the old referral part, just made it insincere, which it always was.  Again, you are taking this too personal, but that's your issue, not mine.
They mean it's a "hot" topic - once which
The topic is about "Layoff" - sm
*** Disclaimer: I'm NOT an attorney; therefore, cannot give any legal advice. These are just my opinions. Please do your own research and form your own opinions. ***

The topic under this thread is about Layoff.

It is my belief that in California, the at will employment defense is defeated by a termination in violation of public policy.
If the employer used the term Layoff to terminate an MT, I'm assuming it knows what it did because employer simply cannot find a sneaky way out and use the word Layoff for an illegal and wrongful termination, like those National companies that lay off MTs, turn around and give ads starting the same day at the rate of t.i.w. about new accounts and needing new MTs. Using common sense, if they are hiring new MTs for new accounts, there never was a lack of work to justify a layoff. The employers are entitled to their ostrichy-thinking, but that does not mean that they can get away with their illegal activities of terminating an MT without compensating the MT with probably back pay and front pay just because they feel like it just because the MT knows more about transcription than the manager of transcription does, in which case, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 might apply, not to mention, in such a case scenario, the terminated MT can bump the manager of transcription for her job if he/she does not have as much seniority at the company as the MT does.

Good luck!

*** Disclaimer: I'm NOT an attorney; therefore, cannot give any legal advice. The above are just my opinions. Please do your own research and form your own opinions. ***

Let's take tomorrow off! While the topic is hot!!
I need a day off.
Why do you obsess so much on this topic?
Do you not think the MTSOs know the rules? Do you not have anything else in your life to think about? I probably think most that frequent this board knows full well what an IC is but I along with others work like we want. No amount of trying to drill an idea in my head or others probably doing any good.
There is a similar topic below...
with EMR in the title. I'm personally not too worried about it. I think there will always be those who prefer dictation.
Well said!! This thread is way off topic now b/c some .
I may have strayed from the topic s/m
I was actually referring to Latinos.  So far as I am personally concerned, I have never seen Muslims act in any offensive way in this country nor have I heard of them demanding anything.  However, I expect that if they were to rise up and demand their rights while in this country, our government and other do-gooders would start a campaign to see that we paid attention to them same as the Latinos.
*bring* down
I would definitely bring it to their
attention...I have had similar problems in the past, and I had to really stick to my guns and let the person know...Afterall, it goes through with our initials, employee ID or however your particular company does it...so ultimately, if the doc or whomever gets the report and thinks that it's wrong, your company is going to come back to you.  That's what I worry about...although, I'm pretty sure (at least I hope) when it's QA'd, the QA persons initials or ID goes on their as well.  Be we all makes mistakes, and even the QA person could be making a mistake and not really realizing it...so it may be helpful to them to get some feedback from us! 
Why do you bring it up then?
I noticed that too. His favorite topic definitely is himself.
and another interesting thing is that if he were posting the exact same how great I am stuff under a woman's name everyone would either ignore him or tear him to pieces. It's amazing how differently male posters get treated than female ones, especially on a message board that obviously has so many lonely female members.

I've tried posting using a male name before, not to this board, but on another, and everyone was just so friendly, affable, supportive.

Try it sometime. You'll be surprised how differently you get treated on message boards if you're a guy.
It's under the A Stat topic below. I just read it.
One happy camper anyhow.
Very interesting... see reply below under another topic
Are they deleting information on this topic?
Somethings that were posted under here are now gone
Slightly off the topic, but another MDI-MD question...SM
As far as them now requiring 700 lines/day, or 3500 lines/week, if you aren't scheduling yourself the 5 days to work one week if you needed a day off, how do you make up your lines to get your weekly requirement? How many days off can you really end up taking without feeling like you are jeopardizing anything? What if you took 1 day each month, would that be excessive?
Look below and read. It was a topic today. nm
Off-topic Axolotl question. (sm)
I worked there ages ago and I was curious if Michael Hill is still with the company - he was QA back then. Does anyone know? Not sure if it's okay to ask about specific people on this board, but he was nice to me and I want to say hello if he's still there. Thanks in advance.
yup and lots of other OFF TOPIC KIND OF

stuff.  Right now I'm preparing to enter a Dutch oven cook-off along with my granddaughters (ages 15 and 9) this weekend.  The older one is cooking pepperoni stromboli, Apricot and raspberry glazed Cornish Game Hens with Apricot and Wild rice stuffing and apple dumplings.  The younger one is cooking Orange rolls, Shrimp Jambalaya and Pineapple upside down cake.  All cooked in Dutch ovens over an open fire.  (Do I have talented grandkids or what?) 

Some people seem to find it offensive that I still post  here being retired.  I do it because I have a great many MTs that I know personally who work for just about every MTSO in the country.  They're still working so I pretty much get told everything good and bad even though there doesn't seem to be much good lately.  I

hate to stray from topic here, but I just have to say...
the Rutt-Roh thing cracks me up!!!  I can't wait for an opportunity to use that one!!
thought I would just bring this to the top!

I don't know who posted this, but I wholeheartedly AGREE!  Tell you one thing, if MY employer ever thinks of short-changing me for my work, they will be in trouble with my bank.

(I think the time has come for these companies to be named. I know there are more than one but seems to me that we owe it to each other to name the companies who do not pay on time or who get the pay wrong each and every pay day. We work for a living and we do it to get paid. Even if we just put the first initial of the company, that is fair warning for others who are looking to make a change to be aware that certain companies are dangerous as far as their paying practices.

Recently I was talking to an
MT who worked for one of these companies and said to me that she hated to quit because the pay was so good. That is just wrong. What pay is so good if you have to pay bank fees and overdraft charges because the money is not there. Something is wrong with that statement and wrong with that picture.

If there are any owners who are reading this that make the practice of paying late or wrong then read away. If you are doing this you don't know how to manage the company anyhow and it is my guess your days are numbered as a business but if you think we are going to sit down and take this treatment any longer without reporting to the proper authorities then you are sadly mistaken. You can throw posts in the faces of the posters all you want but when someone does not get paid for their work ON TIME, they have every right to demand that they be paid). 

That way they can bring our wages down
even further. I think some company suits must get on here and use this as their forum as an excuse as to why they rip us off. Come on people, this is what they think of us? Yeh I would say getting our own accounts or better yet just stop working for the asses that rip off. I say lets list every company on this board that cheats MTs and everyone stop working for them. Thats the only way things might change is to unite in our efforts.
But your own clients bring many of your own
Not trying to bring down a company..

but, it seems that since I posted there are many MTs out there that have been treated similarly and worse.  NOW, it seems that maybe my posts are not representative of one but of many.

If there are major issues like this, why doesn't she get on, respond respectfully, and show us how great MDI really CAN be and not IS, because right now it is hurting a lot families.

Show us how we TOGETHER can get back on track and make a living. 

1.  Is there a way to keep working for MDI without the threats of being put down to a lower wage when work is so slow? 

2.  Is there a way for MDI to be more understanding about committments?  For example when work is slow, don't come back and say I don't want to hear it because there was plenty of work on your back up accounts when there are tons of MTs already doing that work and it runs out in a flash....also understanding the learning curve we have to go through to refamiliarize ourselves with the account, therefore, still causing a major difficulty in living up to our committments.

3.  Is it possible for MDI to let us in on one what is going on with the accounts, i.e. if they are in process of being lost to another service or EMR?  Thereby, giving us a heads up so we know what to do to keep supporting ourselves or give us suggestions on moving to a new primary.

4.  It is possible for Carlotta to treat us like fellow professionals when she addresses us and not as inferiors?

I think these are questions that we could all use answers to and not in a private e-mail.  I think there is a healing that could happen for ALL to see.  Please, show us that MDI is not the reincarnation of MQ. 

Oh, please, can't you bring in those little cheer
That would so complete me.
Actually, I made more in the mid 80s than I do now, so bring it on, I say ...LOL. nm

Don't have to bring them down -- they are doing a good job on their own. sm

And thank you for the job advice.  I AM actively looking, and the minute I find something they can kiss where I can't.  I notice you ignore all of the things I have pointed out.  You see like Marie Antoinette when told of the starving masses, If they have no bread, then let them eat cake.

Don't have to bring them down -- they are doing a good job on their own. sm

And thank you for the job advice.  I AM actively looking, and the minute I find something they can kiss where I can't.  I notice you ignore all of the things I have pointed out.  You seem like Marie Antoinette when told of the starving masses, If they have no bread, then let them eat cake.

Is there nothing you won't do to find a way to bring up TT
And start another flame war? The WMX rate was brought up in a thread yesterday, you know what they pay. And there's no reason to post what company you're currently with. I see righ thru what you're doing...Just trying to stir everything up again.

I'm reporting your post to the moderator.
Wanted to bring this to the top--UE
I was reading a post on another page where somebody mentioned being eligible to apply for benefits if your hours are cut, etc.  Does anybody know if it's possible to be eligible for UE if your hours aren't formally cut by your company but your work is low where you can't get your scheduled 40 hours in on a consistent basis?
do a search on ExText - from 1-2 months ago topic
see same topic info on Main Board
This is perhaps off topic, but does TT still reimburse you for your internet fees? nm

I always think that the topic of my e-mail must imply that I am incredibly stupid
The topic starter for this thread says USA Transcription-anony
Forget it and just go away. Everybody is always so snotty and snippy here. I for one am tired of it and will never be back.
Whatever mar, I made the suggestion to her, not you. Pick another topic, you wore this one out...nm


Can't bring up the article - could you cut and paste - sm
it so that we could read it??
Why can they not bring on acute care MTs?
Cannot get them or do not want them?
Funny you should bring this up as it reminds
The work was done in Word but I received progress notes where I had to line it up.  The office would give me the last progress note, and then I had to add to that so it was just an ongoing chart note for each visit with the new date.  In other words, this doc drove me to drink.  So, I charged him $5.00 per page.  He called me into his office to talk about this, and he said to me:  I know I can afford to pay more than $3.00 for a pack of cigarettes, but I won't.  He wanted to know why I was charging him so much because I guess he thought his wealth was the reason.  Right then and there, I said I can certainly be replaced if you prefer not to pay what my services are worth.  AND I NEVER LOOKED BACK.  Just thought I'd share...      Come to find out, he still does not have a steady transcriptionist.  They are still LOOOOKING.  One girl lasted one day, one girl took one tape and never came back....  Need I say more?  If that is truly the case that the transcriptionists in another country cannot afford the fee, then Americans should be given the same option since our wages are not what they used to be.  Maybe it should be based on income especially since it is such an incentive....     YEAH RIGHT!!!    
Bring your own foot pedal...
SPi just told us former Cymed emps that, from now on, everyone has to provide their own foot pedal. (CyMed provided software and foot pedal; we've always had to use our own computers...but I'd rather do that and keep some modicum of my privacy instead of using a CO computer where big-boss-brother can watch my every move) :S

Then why don't you bring this to them??? A big problem in this industry is that sm
if someone has a problem, they vent on here rather than to the source. If you are unhappy there, why do you still work there? There are other companies to work for. If you think they are cheating you, let them know. Give them a chance to fix it before you assume that they know what you are working and how many hours.

Are you HIM or radiology? I am in radiology and have a set schedule. My friend is in HIM and is flex hours.
bring MT jobs home

With the economy tanked probably a great time to contact your local senator/representative and ask that all of the jobs which were shipped overseas be brought back home.  We can no longer afford to subsidize foreign countries when we were are broke here at home. 

Can't bring up anything on MD-IT. Does anyone work there or have information
regarding this company? I am thinking of applying.