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Thanks for the hug. Needed one now.

Posted By: mtMOM on 2008-04-21
In Reply to: WOOHOO!! - recycled

And I will be back later in the day when the afternoon, oh no, what did I do? sets in. LOL. Just going to take it one day at a time, before that one half day, one hour, etc. Still have not left the computer yet though. Maybe I should start a log on here called the recovering MT, and let you know if I get back off the wagon, etc. I do believe I need a 12 step, but for now, will remain sober in the fact that for today, I did what I have been afraid to do for years. And those hugs are so appreciated and NEEDED :)

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Oh man....I needed that!!!!
Thanks! I needed a hug!

I feel better today.  I just cannot re-take that test though.  After that experience, I refuse to test on any tests which have the entire test on one web page, including the download and transcribing of files onto the same page.  It is too risky that the page could disappear.  Live and learn I guess. 

This MT testing is so grueling I will be glad when it is over!  Thanks for letting me vent! 

we will always be needed....nm
we will always be needed...
That is my opinion also. I'm not worried about VR overtaking my job as a transcriptionist. I do believe I will eventually be trained to edit speech reports. But I also believe there will always be a pretty good percentage of dictation that will remain non-speech and that experienced MTs will always be needed. We are liked more by a lot of docs than some VR system, and I don't believe the majority of docs dictating want their work going overseas if it can be done better HERE.
Just what I needed
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THANKS....that's all i needed to know...nm
Help needed

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The VA can be a big help when needed. sm
Some of their programs include retraining, housing help, that sort of thing. Once you learn to navigate the red tape and the paperwork, you are good to go. Email if you have any other questions and I will see if my DH can find out stuff for you. I am in Michigan.
No thanks needed
My heart breaks just a little bit more for you at the Q every time I read that board and your pay is being cut, there is NJA yet you're threatened with disciplinary action for not making up hours (doing non-existent work), sitting for hours waiting to get your lines in...all to eventually be put under the magnifying glass of performance review as the final 'formality' before your termination.

I've had to hold back tears several times reading your posts over there and I can only hope many of you are finding your way out of there before they beat you totally down.

And, yes, I agree 100% with your theory about CBay. Transcend is now up to over 2000 MTs and a PERFECT target for CBay.

I send positive thoughts for all of you at the Q as well, and I do so every time I read one of your heartbreaking posts.

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You Would!
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PS: No names needed.
No names needed, as I believe that is against board policy now, but just wanted to get a broad idea of how much per year deductable you pay if you work for a national service.
Maybe I just needed to vent.....
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I also think another organization should point out certain advantages to being an MT, at home or otherwise.  AAMT wants you of course to buy books and whatnot from their store, but there are many other resources online that are available to us simply because we are members of the medical field; most are free.  Working at home gets you discounts on things like car insurance (cut mine in half).  There are many advantages to ousourcing companies that hire at-home employees as well which are growing all the time.

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Nonpayment help needed

Invoiced and billed employer who has not sent me a check.  I did email and a check was to be sent to me by this past Friday, but is now not responding to email inquiries as to the status and whether or not the checks were mailed (they now owe me 2).

Which regulatory agencies or legal groups do I contact in this regard in order to be paid?

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Thatnks, just what I needed to know :) nm
Information needed please
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-Overflow help needed-

Posted By: JMT on 2007-08-31

I am a small MTSO and I need overflow help with neurology and orthopedics clinic notes. Work would be available once or twice per week, for now. I will pay by PayPal per job completed or weekly by snail mail, your choice. Testing is required. Please send resume and pay requirements if interested.

No permission needed.
That's what I like.  I'm flexible.
Perfect...exactly what I needed to know


OMG I needed a laugh!!
and I'm writing them to show how YOU are behaving here!! LOL

Opinions needed . . . sm

I am IC for a company.  When I first started working for them, there were no stipulations on when I would work, just that I would have all work back within 24 hours.

Since then, I have been told that they have a contractual obligation with the clinic I work on that all STATs will be done within two hours.  I have no contractual obligation with the company that I IC with on STATs at all -- when I have to have them back, any additional pay, stuff like that.  they are now telling me that I have to available during normal business hours **in case** a STAT comes in.

In your opinion, would you say that what they are asking me of me falls more in line with requirements they could make of an employee, or do you think they are within their rights to require me to be available during the day? 

No license needed
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Does anyone know a company that offers FT benefits based on achieving specified line count rather than having to work certain number of hours? In other words, if I can produce the # of lines required in less than an eight hour time frame, I have the option of quitting for the day.  



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I left just because I needed benefits (sm)

They are wonderful people. QA leaves you alone. You simply get your hours in when you can. You have so many lines to do per week. Do them when you wish. You are supposed to get some time in over the weekend, which isn't hard when you're able to set your own schedule. Leaving them was a really tough decision. I wanted to stay on, but I have no benefits and nobody else to fall back on.

Work was plentiful for me. I do acute care, some ESLs. The ESLs weren't horrible, either.

Nice people. Low turnover with staff. Platform is okay. Minor negatives with every company, but they're one of the very best.

No long distance needed
It is all done over the internet, easy to use voice player and you can type in either WP51 or Word to type in, done in batches (very productive).
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Do provide computer if needed, but nm
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