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I think it's simply many people do not have

Posted By: sm on 2009-09-03
In Reply to: What is it with a lot of us having - No Work

enough money to go around and simply don't go in for medical care. At $20 a visit copay for internist, or $40 for specialist, then the prescription, many people can't afford the copays, especially if they have children.

Our good sized hospital is slow, as are the others in town as well. People just dont want to come in and have major procedures done and end up with the copays of hundreds of dollars.

I think people are prioritizing; feed your kids, keep a roof over their heads, or run to the ER for a case of the sniffles.

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I know people there who need to be fired and they won't fire them. That just simply sm
is not true.  They are a very nice company.  They have benefits which include PTO and sick time. 
And I was simply pointing out that saying
you weren't a recruiter.  I didn't say you weren't a happy employee, most recruiters are, and so are employees that get referral bonuses.  In fact, I didn't even say you were a recruiter.   IMO, it could have been just as easy and more polite to say, No, I'm not a recruiter than to give the snide, condescending remark, now wouldn't it?
Yes, I am. And simply look at the archives. nm
I personally would take the $15 simply because
production-based work stinks regardless of how easy and how many normals there are. Production is never going to be a salary you can count on. Go for the $15. I sure would.
I don't think anyone has attacked you. You are simply
I was simply posting that
I was hassled by an MT who was fired. I could care less about your know-it-all antics. I'm over 30 and too old for your immature crap.

I was not IC, simply helping out
my local hospital when it was swamped with work, and agreed to help, at $1 per dictated minute.  WONDERFUL $$; I could type off at least $130-$140 a day, and over 20 minutes an hour.  It really is worth it, but ask for at least $1 per dictated minute. 
This is simply not true. nm
There was never a time that they could not meet payroll due to not having money in the past 6 years. When they first started out it was tight, but they are a huge company and I have never had a problem. I worked in the office for a while. They have a line of credit and never have to worry about that.
I am not a bully. I'm simply trying to tell the OP

to do something about her situation instead of whining about it and posting on here that there is no work and looking for pity.

There are plenty of companies hiring.  What's wrong with google?  Ever heard of that? 

Geez - try to help someone and you're called a bully, Grinch, and told to go away. 

So what does the OP want?  Because at this point, I'm clueless as to what she would expect with a post like that.  Almost any company on here would kill for a 3rd shift MT.

Simply trying to follow along here.
So what is the real concern in security here? I work with Escription and nothing is stored in my computer, download and upload each report to the company.  Most infringements are most likely occurring only by an MT who does not understand and practice confidentiality or HIPAA guidelines in this case mentioned originally.  We have been warned for years an MT can lose a job by any infraction, but this is a perfect example of that happening after the damage is done. 
Nothing to feel sorry about. You simply got an offer
"too good to refuse"...Happens to me all the time whenever I interview for several positions, and they all have understood, as long as you're just honest. Sometimes the company you end up rejecting tries to match the offer of the better company. Then you realize how you needn't have felt bad - the original company would have, or could have, offered you more, too!
Mostly, I simply ignore the "trolls"..don't need em...nm
I simply asked her what the reason.. sm
..was for her post, to find out her motives, and to hopefully help deter some MTs from divulging more information than they should about themselves.  You never know on these boards.  So I feel that you insulting me was unnecessary, not my question to the OP about her motives.
Do you think Acusis may simply be a 'front' for what is really -
US companies are in India, not simply SM
subcontracting, they are established as companies in India. Large companies. And there is nothing anyone can do about it.

Simply put & point being - no different than a med student
Am I the only person who is simply grateful sm
to be employed? Wow. I don't understand why so many people feel entitled to a bonus. Back in the day, yes, it was much more common to get a gift or a bonus (esp if you worked for a smaller company) but now, with the economy as it is? I'm just happy to have a good, stable job. Count your blessings and don't envy what you don't have.
A former colleague went to work for them - said it was simply
I won't be more specific except to recommend that you pass on this one.
No sore spot at all. I simply do my job,
get my lines and hours in without much trouble and don't fret about who's getting the gravy work. I get along with my lead and supervisors well. I can do any report that comes my way, even the ESLs that others continuously skip over or suddenly lose their connection when they see the name or number. Simply do the job I was hired for, collect a nice paycheck and when my day is done I don't think about it again until the next day.  
She is here to slander a good company just simply
because they decided to change their mind on an MT trainer position calling the owner a liar. How sad is that. If she only knew the owner and what a good woman and professional she is.
the OP did not badmouth; simply asked questions.
Wow....calm down. She simply stated it wrong..
All you have to do is say don't you mean...

Take a Xanax lately? Just a thought.
I simply send back a reply to
all political emails to ANYONE that thinks I don't have the intelligence to form my own opinions and say return to sender.  Some have definitely stopped. 
That's simply not true - the policy is if you are documented OOW sm
you are not required to use your PTO. Whoever said that is wrong and you should go higher up the ladder to ask about the policy.
Yes, its simply called a No Compete contract.
in our industry. MTs and management alike are bound by them, so really should be no hard feelings or a big deal. Its a very understandable clause and common in all industries, not just ours. If you don't like the clause, you don't have to sign or work for the company. Its not a biggie, really, and very common.
You are simply incorrect! I do support my family...
however, I have been able to adapt to all the changes that the medical transcription industry has encountered over the last decase; in fact, I welcome the changes and it has been interesting if you keep the right attitude.
That is simply not true. They still offshore approx. 80% of everything
and will continue to do so. That was the whole point of Nuance purchasing Focus. Whoever is telling you otherwise is simply lying to you...or you are lying to us!
I know, that wasn't the point. It was simply the play on words....
......simply the play on words in the Google blurb that fit the situation, not the whole related article.
I had assumed eScription was simply editing, not correct? (nm)

I wasn't being cold, simply matter-of-fact. sm
My own reproductive history isn't a factor in my opinion. In the list of medical procedures, some things are necessary for life, others are not, they are elective.

Medical insurance exists to protect you against catastrophic financial burden due to unforeseen medical expenses. IVF is personally chosen, it is 100% elective, and it is done only to satisfy a personal want.

Also easy to put an end to it if the company would simply communicate their denial of the rumors, as
To my knowledge, the owner still lives in India, simply owns a home here. sm

The work is received FROM the Indian office and sent TO the Indian office.  They used to hire only American MTs, but then started outsourcing to a company in India (big surprise).

I understand what you are saying, though.  And if they are honest about it, then it is the choice of the MT as to whether he/she wants to work there.  The fact that they blatantly misled in their ad angered me, but then again, I have been an MT long enough, nothing should surprise me.  I guess I have done my part, and I have no particular axe to grind so I should just leave this alone now.  I just was shocked when I saw the ad. 

Good luck to all of us in finding a job that treats us well and pays us even better (smile).

People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
Excellent company!!!!
I worked for SS and some people were very RUDE and I am talking about the editing people in some
instances.  It ALL depends on the person, as it does with any company.  They paid on time and the lady over me was very nice, but boy the person in QA was mean to EVERYONE!!  Never seen anything like it before.
Are people trying to scare people or just tell them what is happening. I am not scared just seeing
that things are changing very rapidly and not for the better for me. If I have no work and need multiple accounts everyone else is in the same boat now arent they that have my accounts. That is how people know what is going on.
Maybe due to the people that manage Amherst. I think MQ would be a lot better off finding new people
up there with all the problems you hear about that office. Seems like something is very very wrong there.
I doubt it. There are more happy people than unhappy people sm
at Medquist. I've checked out other companies but I liked MQ the best (I kept working at MQ while testing other companies).
SO right! People who get paid to bring people on-board -sm
to these companies (few, if any, are 100% honest, it seems), are going to be honest and tell you anything that isn't rosy and sugar-coated. Having a good prospective MT walk because the company isn't so great means less green dollars in their bank account every month. They're not going to tell us anything that DOESN'T make them more money.
More people will come into VR because the qualifcations to do MT are not the same. Lots of people w
to work at home. It's all relative to what you are used to. The nationals are counting on this. I think MTs will work cheaper rather than reenter the work force with no other skills than MT. The nationals are counting on this.
They named people's names. That is not right. People just sm

need to keep from naming names.  I thought it was an informative bit of information, but when you name names, then posts are way out of line. 

I would really like to see a truly professional way of talking about a company.  I don't care what board you go to, somehow people just do not want to play nice when it comes to talking about people.  If those people could learn to be a little more professional and stop posting names to their wrath or anger, then that will be the day I can say I am proud to be in this profession.  When I see those types of things, it makes my skin crawl.  If it were me being talked about, I would be livid.  I certainly understand why the posts were deleted. 

Thank you for saying that. Most people here just love to trash people.
It is against board rules though.
Heartland - we take care of our people people
I meant in quotation marks, not parentheses.
For people at MDI-MD that say they are out of work, I see they are hiring now. Are people still
running out of work or did they get more accounts.  I am interested in this company.
Honestly, people some people are lazy...
plain and simple, sad but true.
Dont kid yourself that people dont know what is going on. Do you honestly think these office people
dont talk. Maybe you should make sure you know what you are talking about before you open your mouth.
Who said people who work for KS aren't happy for people who work for (sm)
other companies?  I'm happy for people who are happy with their jobs, no matter what company they work for. 
Because people like you come on this
because you don't have any problems with MDI then no one else possibly could either. I'm really glad your experience has been so positive. I'm not saying mine has been bad but there are issues at management level whether you want to believe it or not. Have you read any of these posts? Does that answer your question?
Who are these people?
I'm not sure who the devil-nurse is but I know who the current manager is. Who is the first one you mentioned? Her initials are okay if you care to answer.
some people
not only is she too young to read the newspaper to find out about the divorce rate and many people maintain relationships with their exhusband she also can't take a joke and is plain crazy and mean to boot.
Probably not seeing that a lot of people are having