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Open letter to MDI and other employers going to VR

Posted By: so disappointed on 2009-02-25
In Reply to:

In VR: 

Dear empty eye,


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MT translation:

Dear MDI,


As an MT with 20 years’ experience, I was very distressed to learn that I will shortly be demoted from an MT to a VR  “editor” making far less money than my training and years of experience deserve.  You are, no doubt, counting on technology to eventually fix the bugs in your VR software.   Meanwhile, you are jeopardizing a valuable resource.  Some of us would much rather retire than see our talents misused by working as VR editors.  To whom will you turn when this VR idea fails to pan out?  Many of us believe it is time to retire or find another line of work. 


Personally, what I have always enjoyed about transcription work is the actual typing, the rhythm and flow, inserting a punctuation mark here, subtly correcting syntax there, and turning a complete mishmash of a dictation into a readable report.  Let’s face it, many doctors are complete idiots.  They dictate the wrong medications, or the right ones at potentially fatal doses.  They mumble, rustle papers, talk to colleagues, eat, belch into the phone and make other bodily noises while they dictate.  Even native English speakers often do not have the first idea of proper sentence structure or grammar.  Yet, you expect all of us to clean up a VR mess for half the money we are making now?  We think not! 


So, cut costs as you wish, in 1 or 2 years when VR comes to our accounts (or before) we will have found something else to do, and the profession will be poorer for the loss of all of us.  Have a nice day!

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