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Just paste it and let it go. They're looking for content, not format, when ....sm

Posted By: Donna on 2007-03-27
In Reply to: resume - susan

...the resume is sent via a web contact form. If you are a good MT with good qualifications, they won't care how it's set up, but do make sure words are spelled correctly. That's a huge bugaboo when I read resumes.

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Wilma reincarnated. Cut and paste same response. Cut and paste. nm
it's not your content, it's theirs. obviously
ya gotta let QA know if there's wrong info but on verbatim accounts, that is what it means.

you're not giving good patient care, the docs are. you keep covering for them like that and you'll always be the one griping like you are about it.
Content at OSI
I think there are ups and downs with every job, and there will be some people with bad experiences with axes to grind. I think my coordinator does an excellent job at keeping the work flowing. I've always had plenty of work and now OT. Never a problem with pay, and I believe the pay scale is adequate. They are doing a good job with communication, but it's not overly saturated with emails and IMs. I love having an update 3 or 4 times a day on ther different accounts I type. Besides everyone I have had dealings with has been pleasant and personable. No folks with agendas or bitter people that I have come into contact with, as with other jobs I have had.
Thanks, Medical Content Specialist:)!
Most of the truthful posts were deleted for content

How am I wrong? You pick apart the poster's message without looking at content. sm

It would seem it is an appropriate moniker for you to use, because you certainly do not seem to be a human.

Read the content of the website and you'll see the Phillipine association. nm
The program is very easy to learn - literally only takes a few minutes. The daily line count really depends on your typing speed. My speed is not what it could be because I have a 6yo at home with me and have several interruptions during my shift with dinner, ball practice, etc. But, on a good day with no interruptions, I would say a minimum of 1000 lines. No need to apologize for the questions. Feel free to ask all the questions you want. It's better to know what you're in for before you jump in head first with any company!
It does not format everything according to sm

specs.  Many times, no headings are made, things are not spaced the way the account wants it to be.

Do not believe the lies they are telling you.  I work on it now and it does not do what they are telling you it does.

I mean platform, not format
It's all in the margins and format

when comparing a gross line count to a character count, but my goodness, .23 a line sounds like it cannot possibly be true.  My gross lines accounts don't convert that way at all.  One doc has a 1-inch margin and her gross line count is just slightly above the 65-character count because she doesn't do lists and keeps her PX in paragraph format.  If you are being told it converts to .23 a line, I would wonder if most of the whole report is indented half-way across the page.  Maybe you hit upon a gold mine!   Ask about the format...

I have to put that leading 0 and use h:mm:ss format
or it doesn't add correctly, but yeah, I found on playing with it that I could just enter them in that way, then do a sum and it added up just fine without any special formatting or customizing cells.

And, thanks for the information and the offer. Most of the time I don't know enough to even know what question to ask. I just made that discovery and thought I'd throw that out there in case somebody else was in the same boat. :)
I did not see any format rules.
As far as reformatting, I use macros to make formatting changes that seem to be frequently necessary.
You can format Shorthand to...sm
put the ctrl+n keystroke into your text. You don't have to go back and reformat the headers that way.
MDI-MD resume format question
I sent them a resume a couple of weeks ago, but it was in word perfect format. Should I have converted it to a .doc file?
Do you have a copy of the BOS to follow for format, etc.? nm
How about providing some samples of format? sm
OK, so transitioning can be tough, but for an MT with that kind of experience, I would assume that with a few samples of format to follow she could be up and running in no time. I would not mess with them. Something is weird.
Thank you! What is the format like, and is it timed? Any info helpful please. Thanks! nm


Does it format for a SSN - can you put in a note that you will provide it if hired? nm
You will have to completely format the hard drive first
delete any partitions and create a new partition, format the C drive and then install Windows XP. I have done this a ton of times and have had no problems.
Clinic notes. SOAP is the format,





Excel date/time value vs. format
It's helpful to understand how Excel handles date/time. (In all examples below, you don't actually type the quotes)

Excel maintains a distinction between the VALUE of the date/time and the FORMAT. For instance, when you type 5:12 in cell A3, Excel understands that you mean a date/time value, and stores this as 0.2166666. By default, if you do not specify a date, Excel uses the mythical 1/9/1900 for the date portion, and the time specified.

As another example, go to any cell and type in =NOW(). Excel will store this as a date/time, but format it on screen to your default preference -- mine looks like 1/26/2008 14:23. But if you click on that date again, then go to the Format menu, choose Number, select 4 Decimal places, you will see it change to 39473.6000 -- representing 39473.6 full days from the beginning of time (according to Excel - 1/0/1900).

Bottom line: go ahead and enter your data as just h:mm, then add them up / see if it behaves -- shouldn't require any special formatting....

Also, fwiw - if you have any Excel questions, I would be happy to reply here or answer emails....
Did anyone ever tell you why no cut/paste? I always want to know why. sm
But I'm not going to be able to continue working for them, since they just don't have enough work during the time I have available, so it won't be a problem. 
I am trying to paste...

My resume in the Transtech application form.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do that? 




Cut & Paste why?
I have been curious about this for a while.  Why do companies need us to cut and paste our resumes into an email rather than attaching them.  9 out of 10 companies on MTjobs request this and go so far as to say they will DELETE emails with attachments.  Anyone know or have a guess?
I totally agree re medical report format.
Info is obviously a cut and paste.
Anyone could do it. Why would OSi stoop so low?
going to cut and paste your post
because everything you have said is so very, very true.  I don't have 31 years of experience - but I do have 25 years of transcription/secretarial experience and 12 years of MT - so I have a little bit of an idea what I am doing - and you are so right - if you cannot at least bring in $100 a day - why bother?  I am at that point too.  I am doing SR for 4.5 cpl now - but have something else in the works - it is my very last straw.... so not giving up quite yet.  I am so very, very sorry for what you have gone through - know you are not alone - not sure what can be done - but you are not the only one in this boat!!
Copy and Paste....

I have a few of my own standards in MS Word that I will copy and paste into Meditech, but I find the tabs do not translate over to Meditech. Do you have this problem as well? It is aggravating because I have to fix these when I go back to the Meditech screen

I posted a cut and paste of what sm
they sent me and it clearly states that you are hired as an SC and then are offered SE status.  That's pretty clear.  My question is why would they hire you as SC status, tell you when to work and then offer you SE status?  Pretty fishy.  I understand you don't like the comment I made about being pimped out but I don't know what else to call it when folks accept this practice of working as an SC being told what and when, paying double taxes and putting up with this stuff.  your just handing your hard-earned money over!
I use Meditech and don't cut and paste
and it's fine for me.....we use Word inside Meditech so I have all my macros and stuff.
resume cut/paste
This might help you out :)
thanks for the copy and paste--sm
but latest and related are not the same thing. all I am seeing are posts that were placed after mine and nothing in relation to the original post questioning the company. sorry again.
Can't bring up the article - could you cut and paste - sm
it so that we could read it??
copy/paste is against the rules.. we were
from the onset to NEVER EVER copy and paste. If you are doing this you should stop it soon before they figure it out and you get in trouble.
If I had to copy & paste my IM to an email...

...because I needed a conversation documented, I would do it.  I would find a way.  Even if I had to get a disposable camera and take a couple of darn pictures of the computer with the IM on it.  LOL!  

By the way, what happens if you doin't respond to the IM?  Are you an employee with the co?  No co. would make me do IM, but that's me.  What is the co. so concerned about that they don't want something documented in email???

Should I attach or copy and paste
the questionnaire and resume into an email when sending them back to Webmedx? No preference was given.
When you paste a resume on the Job Seekers
or does it print correctly on the recruiter's side? 
could you quickly copy and paste your document into another? then
you could just keep adding on the lines in each document to your own master document for the day. Then you would have a line count for the day. I bet you could write a macro to do this.
Highlight all the text you want to paste and right click
your mouse.   You should get a list of options, one of which is copy.  Select copy.  Go to the page you want to paste your resume and right click your mouse again.  Again you will have options, one of which should be paste.  Click paste and there is it.    If you right click the second time and you don't get paste, go back through the above steps again and copy again and then try paste.  
Cut & paste. They expected us to type in Word and
but that still takes time to copy/paste

This company prob charges their client the same rate for the entire report; everyone is feeling the crunch!  So, let's hit the MT's pocket; I'd pass on companies like that.

Any company will leave you alone if you do your work, so that's not a plus!  

Put them in auto-correct - copy and paste. Quick and easy! nm
TSI now SoftMed was supposed to be atrocious with their DOS software and cut-and-paste work. Any
I googled labor board. Copy/paste in address bar
May have to key in either your state or company state not sure which or maybe both.

you get a form to put in your name, email, and paste your resume. MTSpot sends it to the recipient
No special software. Just copy and paste the report you typed to Microsoft Word on your
computer. Under the Tools menu, select Word Count. Characters are listed with or without spaces. Take the total of either and divide by 65 to get your line count. Then match that with what your company is giving you for a line count.

If you don't have Microsoft Word, then you can download a free trial of Abacus line counting software from the internet.
Anyone know of a company, easy clinic work, easy Word format, dependable pay? Help!
Hope you're enjoying those slave wages you're earning.
So you guys feel you're getting paid what you're worth with VR?
I'm not trying to be snarky. I've never done VR, so I'm trying to understand.

You're happy with your paycheck with VR? Do you find the files to be as bad as the original post implied?
So you're telling me, basically, they're bad news?
They offered me 0.095/line and you know - it sounded too good to be true, but I SWEAR the recruiter told me they do not outsource. Oh brother... I just wish they'd be honest. I really don't know what to do.