i corrected myself. PAY ATTENTION LOL
Posted By: n, on 2007-06-13
In Reply to: uh, seriously...it's not explanation point - it's exclamation point, and - see message
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I think I would rather be corrected by the
dictator that some of the nit-picking QA people who check every a/and/the, every comma, etc; especially love those QA people who believe their way is the only way and it is wrong if they say it is. These are the kind of companies that I want to stay completely away from. It's sad though because some of the companies are probably very good to work for otherwise.
What are you being corrected on?? If it
is account specifics, bone up on them. If it is your style of transcription, i.e., they are following BOS and you aren't, or the other way around. If it is simple mistakes, then take the time to proof your work.
I stand corrected...
I see. I stand corrected.
Ahh, I stand corrected. nm
Corrected mistakes - sm
I agree with you about the stupid mistakes that are corrected by the dictator. I feel terrible when the doctor spells out BOWEL or other simple words. The MTs who type like that are a disgrace to the profession. You HAVE to pay attention to every word, know the difference between ileum and ilium, in these diagnostic imaging reports. I don't blame the radiologist for being upset - and the MT deserved being yelled at for it. There is NO excuse. I'm ashamed everytime I have a dictator spell out something so simple, but I do appreciate the occasional spelling of an obscure illness, etc., although I don't trust their spelling, I always check it myself, but their spelling is a help to looking it up. Why throw stones about the offshore MTs when there are MTs here just as bad, or worse? No wonder accounts are constantly changing over to other companies.
Your'e right, the errors have been corrected.
It was written in a fit of passion after just learning that I lost my job, excuse me. I hope you are never put in this position and don't ever get emotional about losing your job. I am sure you can walk on water also.
I stand corrected
No, I did not know many of the things you say here. The only pharmacy techs I know are people with very little training, not like anything you mention, and that does frighten me I must admit.
I do know that many of the newbies seem to have a poor work ethic and don't seem to have had very much training. I see that where I work. And I do know someone who had been in a mentoring program offered by a national and had a horrible experience and barely kept herself alive on what she made.
I did not know the other things you mentioned. I am glad you filled me in on these things. I want to learn all I can about our situation. I welcome feedback and I sure wish the things you mentioned were discussed here. I'd be grateful if you could advise me where to turn to find out such things and keep track of what is really going on, because I apparently am not getting the whole story. I'd also be interested in your ideas for what to do as you seem to know what you're talking about.
I apologize if I offended you or anyone else.
oh - I stand corrected. So who's LK?
I would rather be corrected than look too stupid. sm
Maybe that poster or emailer or whatever was trying to help the poster not look bad?
I am playing devil's advocate I guess.
I stand corrected.....sm
The M-F schedule was not an option when I hired, but that may have just been with the account I hired for.
yes, I meant between sentences, not words. See what working all hours of the day does to you?
Then I stand corrected.
Thanks for the clarification.
Execuscribe - I stand corrected
Thank you for pointing out actual fraud amount. I stand corrected. Article states $379,968. Kodak alleged near $500k. It was $1.36 million and $632,277 that was ordered to be paid by Linda and husband for damages stemming from the convicted fraud.
And again, you are correct in that it was not Execuscribe by that name in these particular convictions, but former company name of Emtex - whose assets were then acquired by Execuscribe at a deflated value, and then quickly transferred those Execuscribe stocks to her sons -- which generated a new action, and was declared null and void by the court in an an attempt to "hinger, delay or defraud" her creditors. So, yes, Execuscribe was named in this court action.
Maybe I'm off by a few years -- but I remember this business being Emtex, Executive Secretarial, and now Execuscribe. That's SEVERAL names. If I'm wrong on that - sorry. But my point is, one GOOD name should carry you through your whole professional life, don't you think?
I stand corrected and apologize to OSi
And, love the red coffee cup and candy.
Look above, I corrected myself, how rude people are here.nm
You're right, I stand corrected.
I did not accept the offer as I had much more pride and hope for the profession I have chosen.
Also, my reply was not a company bash session and it was entirely professional. I point that out as my professional pride is the reason I declined the offer from Shapin, which was made by a woman who seemed proud of low quality and the insult they are making to our profession.
Now, I can almost promise that no one will post a professional response that would agree with you. Any real professional would never accept the positions they hire for, unless they have drastically changed. And if they HAVE drastically changed, I definitely take back all I say and hope for the best for them and their employees.
I stand corrected. It is HIPAA
Doctors would be okay if you corrected your sentence LOL
TransTech - corrected post
I was offered a position with Transtech today. The recruiter gave me a lot of info, but I completely drew a blank regarding any questions I had. I work for MQ now, and am looking to leave because I believe it is only going to get worse, and I can't take any more cuts in pay. So here goes:
1. Do they do ASR, and if so, what is their percentage of line rate (i.e., Medquist currently pays 70%).
2. Do they pay any shift differential?
3. Do they allow split shifts or 10 hour shifts for 4 days if 1 is a weekend day?
4. As far as line rate, they offered me 1.25 cents less a line than I am currently making, but their incentive program, from what I understood, seems pretty decent.
5. Are they easy to work with, QA, supervisors, etc.
Any and all information anyone can provide would be appreciated. This is a big decision I need to make by Monday, and am a little nervous, but think I would like to take the leap!
Already corrected this above with the "Oops" post.
I stand corrected. Guess all accounts are not
created equal and sounds like you have a good one.
You're right - I stand corrected. So much for *rules* NM
I corrected it immediately in my lower post....nm
I stand corrected. That's good to know. I have found them to be fair also.
Well I just re-sent my resume to the corrected email address he gave.
I just got it back saying it is undeliverable. Makes me wonder what type of company this is if they can't get their email straight.
Sure I got the email, I stand corrected. Three titled employees are listed & there is one more
that simply has not been announced yet. I will say again, could be nothing at all, could just be a change of guard. Didn't say whatever was going on was good or bad, but wondered what is going on. I will be the first to say change is often a very, very good thing and I am hoping for good!
Pay attention please .sm
This is my final comment on this subject. From day one I was never contacted by anyone other than your CEO. She responded to my resume. She offered me the job stating there was plenty of work. She called me to tell me how wonderful Keystrokes was and how happy I would be there. She welcomed me aboard. She told me I would be contacted regarding the necessary paper work within the next few days. That was the last I ever heard from KS. She knows that many of us live from paycheck to paycheck. I don't care how busy she is. This is just a blatant inexcusable disregard for a fellow MT.
You need pay attention to what is sm
formulary and nonformulary with medications. Apparently some medications were nonformulary which is why they were $50.00. They cost more to purchase. If you can get another drug in name brand you pay 30.00, if generic it $10.00. Always, always read your insurance packets.
Don't pay attention
to the Keystrokes bashers. The bottom line is, as I've found time and again, that Keystrokes is a great company to work for. Please don't let the nuts on here get to you. You were just telling the truth and have a right to your opinion.
If they cant post why, I would just not pay any attention.
I cant stand it when someone says they suck.
That in itself shows their immaturity.
I dont know about this company myself, but just the comment made makes me feel this person has some issues.
Attention poster: Instead of ...
Instead of writing in ALL CAPS here begging for help, why don't you email the admin directly at Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Obviously, you were not paying attention...
I corrected myself before you could. BUT, you're the type that likes to rub things in another one's face. I REST MY CASE LOL HAHA
Don't pay any attention to that person SM
because he/she has totally missed the entire point of the posts....it's not a matter of discipline or whether they want to do it or not. It's the LAW. They want to have employees under their control and that is fine, but there are some responsibilities that go along with having employees. One of them is collecting and paying the employee's taxes.
This is not an option for them; they have to. There is no reason for you to have to set aside your own tax money. If you wanted to do that, you'd be an IC and not an employee.
Attention: QT followers
You go ahead and stick your heads in the sand and I can guarantee you will be on the board crying because you have no job in 30 days. I can't give names or specific information or it will be removed. Just know that this information is straight from the client.
I don't pay attention to posts like yours
I don't know about others but I find your post highly offensive and if I were searching for employment I certainly would not base my decision on offensive statements like yours.
When I was searching for employment awhile back I had 4 offers for employment, and decided to go with OSI. I'm still with them and very happy with my choice. If for some reason I decide I made the wrong choice you can bet I won't get on here and badmouth them and their present employees because they weren't right for me.
ATTENTION ANYONE WHO WAS LET GO FROM JLG THIS WEEK
I understand 5 people were let go from JLG this week, I would like to chat with any of you who are interested, not to turn it into a war stories episode or to badmouth management. I am just curious about some things. We can stay anonymous if you would like. Just post a reply if you are interested in just letting your feelings out with a follow exJLGite. I am just very hurt and would not mind having someone to share my feelings with. We dont have to sit around and feel sorry for ourselves, maybe we can even help each other find new jobs.
pay attention, she says in the post sm
Pay days are the 10th and 26th.
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. DONE! sm
I am writing to request that you support the above bill. I am a medical Transcriptionist in Wyoming. I make an above-average income, which I spend in my community, but my job is at risk because so much of this work is being outsourced, particularly to India. More importantly, the health and privacy of the American public is being put at risk by this practice. First, Indian transcriptionists do their job poorly and inefficiently. The gross errors jeopardize health care. Every error has the potential to injure or poison an American citizen, including many young children for whom accurate diagnoses and medication administration can be a life and death issue. To add insult to injury, Indian transcriptionists are NOT required to honor HIPAA. Once a physician's dictation leaves this country, it is no longer private.
I am a very hard working medical transcriptionist and I am still able to earn a decent living in this industry, but it is certainly not what it used to be. I am paid 9 cents for every 65 Keystrokes I type, whereas an Indian is paid 2 to 3 cents for the same work. This undercutting has hurt this industry and every woman (95% of us are female), many of whom are trying to support families on their own, has been dragged to the poverty line because our wages have not grown with the cost of living. I make 9 cents today and I made 9 cents in 1996, the year my career began.
Please protect the healthcare and privacy of Americans, and help to protect yet another industry from moving to overseas. Support and sign S.810/H.R. 1653.
ATTENTION ALL JOB SEEKERS
Regretfully, we have had an incident where an unscrupulous offshore individual has placed an advertisement for employment, pretending to be an actual US-based company. Apparently, some have applied and even begun to work by this ad with an abrupt cancellation.
The owner of the actual company (US-based) has contacted us and is understandably upset.
We have removed the advertisement and placed a ban on this individual. Please, if you have responded to or are corresponding with anyone related to the ad, we advise you to stop.
The ad was posted on 10/03/08 by Timothy Olyphant and the subject was Seeking Contractors. This what the ad stated:
We are currently seeking contractors for Transcription Project. Audio is downloaded via FTP. Preferably, these contractors would work the morning shift clearing jobs as they come through the server. We are looking for contractors committed to do 5000 lines/day, Tuesday through Saturday. This contractor positions are available immediately. Interested contractors can send in the resumes/contractor profile to email@example.com. Please quote your rate per line.
Please note that this ad is a scam and the email address is not the actual address of the real US-based company.
We encourage you to contact the Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of our Moderators (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any complaints or suspicions you have about advertisements on MTStars' Job Seeker's Board.
If you would pay attention to the program sm
and click on get new dictation the flashlight DOES APPEAR. No one is blocked. TT is not saving work for ANYBODY. Goodness, it's the day after Christmas. Lots of docs took 4 DAY WEEKENDS AND ARE CLOSED. I know mine did. It's going to be the same way next weekend for New Year's. If you are that broke and need money that bad, then GET A SECOND JOB AND QUIT COMPLAINING. There is nothing you can do about no work at TT. And when the work comes in, you will probably gripe about that too. Get a life.
Attention Keystrokes MTs
How often do you run out of work?
Attention MQ packet receivers
Is there ANY mention at all about what is happening with SEs? If so, please elaborate. Also, could you give us the new guidelines for part-time versus full-time employee status (# of hours that need to be worked and/or line quotas per pay)?
Attention: MQ MT Old Tiimer. See message, please.
Thanks for being a calm voice of reason. Even though I think you're somewhat unfair with some of your criticisms of some of us other old-timers (we're not all unprofessional "kids"), I do appreciate your reminder that we're a profession that has not acted very professionally at times. It's been very hard over the last decade for those of us who have stuck it out, and many of us are defensive of the little perks for which we have fought in exchange for awful benefits, oftentimes poor compensation, and little or no respect.
But for the most part, I think the tone of your posts below is correct. Medquist is trying to reverse some of its bad ways by giving better benefits and treating the MTs more professionally, and in return some of us (ouch) will have to be more yielding about our flexible schedules in order to ensure that TATs are met and the accounts stay with MQ (and in this country). I truly don't know if these aging tired hands are capable of pumping out 39 hours a week in a fixed schedule (I already do pretty decent production), but I'm going to try to see if I can make it work.
Added to the stress of all this is simultaneously switching to the new MQ program, which seriously bites at this point. It's not my first platform change--and I'm sure it won't be my last--but it's been very difficult so far, in part because the training has been very haphazard and tech support has been less than helpful many times. I sincerely appreciate the help of my fellow MTs on this and other forums who have helped me along. I'm sure in six months I'll be singing DQS's praises. But maybe not today :).
We can all do this. Come on now, group hug .....
If they want attention and recognition as a newbie, go with one of the big 3....
...Andrews, M-TEC, or Career Step.
Attention THMT - thank you for your postings
You helped me make a decision to join your team because of the way you are level and positive. Thank you!
Attention lead person at KS
Listen up here! Instead of asking MTs on a board to give up someone's initials, why don't you just go through all the tests that have been taken and passed, and see what or when jobs were offered. Do your own internal inventory and grow up and become a professional.
Attention Current TTSers (NH)....
I know there have been problems with late pays in the past. Is this still an issue? Thanks!
Attention potential new OSi employees
You have to be an OSi employee for at least 6 months to be eligible for holiday pay, on top of all these other new guidelines. If you are thinking about applying at OSi, forget it - or you could be stuck working every holiday that is coming up WITHOUT HOLIDAY PAY.