yes, and the ones i have area piece of crap..sm
Posted By: mt on 2009-04-21
In Reply to: Is there such a thing as cordless headphones for transcription? - landroverlady
i spend MOST of my time resetting the receiver thingy...same goes for my cordless keyboard....uggg, that is frustrating. I think I am going back to corded.
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and if you can be satisfied with being treated like a piece of crap
if someone puts up with crap for 5 years... they deserve the crap!! good grief... grow a set and get
Yep, eyetype is quite a piece of
just one piece of advice...sm
typing speed is the least of your skills needed. Medical language is that in itself...a whole other language! It takes time to learn the terms, medicines, etc. It's not just a field you can jump into! As for which course is the best, I don't know, I went to a local tech school to learn! Good luck!
It's a piece of cake :) sm
They'll even send you instructions on how to program one (good thing, cuz I lost my instructions ages ago & hadn't used mine in a long time...it was sitting in a box in the basement). It IS connected to your phone line, though. I have caller ID, so if a call comes in when I'm working I get the call waiting beep & when I get the chance I check my voice mail if needed. Don't be nervous at all about using one...personally, I like my C-phone
Piece of cake - sm
With the machine off, hit *99. Chose a button NOT already programmed, and enter 7040 then your complete telephone number followed by enter. That's it.
perhaps they both could have a piece of this board like MQ. nm
Lots of professions are paid by *production* meaning you get paid for what you produce and turn in.
The problem is MTs accepting LESS THAN what they are worth, not the way with which we are paid.
What a sorry piece of work you are and
Platform is a piece of cake. sm
The platform is easy to navigate/use. Workload is good. You're given a primary and probably eventually a secondary. If you don't have work for some odd reason, ASK! The supervisors are more than willing to help you out.
Good luck! I know many happy employees there.
I can't imagine a piece of work like you
your company is doomed.
Tested this week. Piece of cake. As someone else
said just take a deep breath. I am a good transcriptionist, but testing terrifies me, but I passed with flying colors and it wasn't near as hard as I feared it to be. I've had some very difficult ones before. I don't know if they have different tests for different types of work - acute care versus clinic, but it was still very easy.
That is like asking how long is a piece of string. No text
You still looked didn't you.
I work on Winscribe for Spheris. Its a piece of cake. sm
It shouldn't take no more than 5 minutes to learn.
You are a piece of work. Real pro. Any company would be proud
to have you.
OhBrother sounds like a real piece of work,huh?
So problem is with the MT, not the company? You are a real piece of work.
Hmmm..everyone got different tests huh..Mine were over 5 minutes a piece. I didn't do them. I thi
someone is trying to get free work.
nothing but repetative phrases, piece of cake. just be easy lines.
and tons of just use my normal templates.
Ever think of that?
TransTech gets work from Dictaphone/Nuance; not the piece of equipment, but the co.
TT uses Dictaphone's WordClient and ExSpeech platforms.
Dictaphone (the company) contracts with MTSO's to use their equipment and they (Dictaphone/Nuance) *divide* out the work each MTSO gets. That is one of the reasons for OUR VERY LOW WORKLOAD anymore !!!! We would be better off if we worked for a company who is not Dictaphone/Nuance-dependent for work.
The very few accounts Transtech has -- mostly overflow accounts -- are Dictaphone/Nuance accounts. We TransTech MT's wait for Dictaphone/Nuance to throw a few jobs our way, which is NOT happening. All of TransTech MT's are making LESS than ever day-by-day, paycheck-by-paycheck. Heads up ! ! ! ! ! ! !
The above post is the most inconsiderate, cold-hearted, not to mention ignorant piece of work I'
Do you even have a clue as to how much one cycle of IVF costs? Try 15K to 20K and it takes on average three cycles to achieve conception...if at all. How many people do you know wait until they have $20,000.00 saved before starting a family? Get real.
Not that it's any of your business, having a child was not a mental issue for me. I initially didn't feel that it would be necessary to share the details of what led up to our infertility because I didn't see the relevance. Infertility is what it is. However, if sharing the details will prevent you or anyone else from drawing conclusions and posting abrasive half-truths, then here goes:
My husband, against my wishes, had a vasectomy when our only daughter was 3. Coming from a big family, I always wanted at least two children. Long story short: We went to Texas for the first reversal and Arizona for the 2nd (5 years ago). We spent our entire savings, which was close to 20k and both surgeries failed. My daughter prayed for a baby brother or sister every night. I had this tremendous burden of guilt because our infertility was self-inflicted. I knew she would never be a big sister or even an aunt because of our selfishness.
Infertility in and of itself is traumatic enough, but when it's self-inflicted, the guilt can be overwhelming. At least it was for me.
There, now you have the facts. However, if you find it more entertaining to post over-the-top fabrications about my complete lack of control and severe mental issues, as you called it, knock yourself out.
I have been pretty honest about my personal life and would appreciate it if you could just answer 2 simple questions.
(1) Dou have any children?
(2) In your opinion, do you feel that insurance companies should cover the cost of elective abortions?
You can just answer yes or no. I'm not posting anymore on this thread so you won't get any arguments from me.
Unfortunately, this isn't available in my area. Who wants to pay LD anyway.
another Bay Area MT
I live in Santa Clara and I totally agree with you. SF and the Bay Area as a whole are very unique. I do not think that I could live anywhere else either. My life feels so easy here. No freezing my tush off in the snow. In fact, I am still growing herbs and swiss chard outside. I can take the bus and/or train all over even to the beach. I enjoy all the diversity we have here in the Bay. I grew up in South Florida and in some ways the Bay is similar, but even better with our microclimates. I love the fall here. Just a little cool, but yet we still have the trees turn with beautiful yellow and orange leaves. Most all of the people I have met here are very nice. I enjoy going to the different farmer's markets and taking a day trip to SF. I enjoy the Ferry Building and its market very much.
bay area MT
I grew up in South Florida and lived in PA about 20 minutes from Philly before moving to the Bay and I think that my quality of life here is very high. I live in the Silicon Valley:) Personally, I think that my cost of living was much higher in PA than it is here. To each their own though:)
I can tell you in my area...
We have two very large health systems here, each with multiple large hospitals under their umbrella: Mercy Health Partners and ProMedica. ProMedica is the largest employer in our city (Toledo), even over the Daimler-Chrysler and Jeep plants. ProMedica does house some MT's and some work at home depending on which hospital and department. However, their pay is exceedingly low. Mercy, however, is the ultimate dream job. Any of their hospitals will hire remote MT's while still making you an employee, their pay is outstanding and their benefits are outstanding. In exchange for that is simply a regular work schedule, being 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Yes, I wish they'd all do it this way!
What area of the country are you in?
If this is the one in Los Angeles area sm
they have never paid on time and this has gone on for years and years. Best to work for a company that you can rely on to pay you. Do a search in the archives.
What State or area
I get paid per minute. I got paid $1.25 for 8 years and never asked for a raise until last year. Now I get paid $1.35, was told that was the going rate in my area.
I think 336 is an NC area code.
I think it's Charlotte, but DH thinks it's Burlington. Either way, NC.
I would think it does, especially in the same geographical area. nm
What general area
The 3 big ones in my area have most of their MTs at home with full benefits and incentive plans. Most of their systems require high speed and some have a mileage limit for repairs, etc. Start calling all the local hospitals within 100 mile radius of you and see if they have MTs working from home. Most require a short period of in-house training but if you're experienced they usually send you home in a week.
see if earthlink is available in your area....sm
I live in an area that not too much is available, but was able to get cable internet through earthlink, although i have satellite tv, and they have phone available too. It's $19.95 for the first 6 months then goes to $24.95. Unlimited calling, caller id, and voicemail is included. They also have DSL internet available too.
Sorry. I know I must be looking in the wrong area.
I could swear in the past I have seen things but I haven't been on here for months and could not remember what the feedback was. I tried putting TTS in the company board area and also spelled out the whole name but nothing comes up, which is odd.
Most hospitals don't know anything about the option of using overseas MTs. The MTSOs who offshore try to sell the hospitals on it by glorifying the savings. The MTSO benefits because they earn a higher profit margin.
You say that most MTSOs only send out work that their US MTs cannot do?????? Do you hear yourself? If an MTSO has an excess of work that their current staff is unable to complete in a timely manner, all they have to do is hire more US MTs. There is no excuse of offshoring. MTSO offshore because they choose to...bottom line. This gives them more money to line their pockets with.
I have worked as an Editor for a company who offshores. The quality of the work was laughable. I absolutely could not believe my eyes. The work that the overseas MTs produced is not wort the half a penny per line that the MTSOs pay them.
Crap. Yes with an E :) nm
They are Crap
They dont have any management skills, they are loosing every one these days. SO CRAPY ..
I don't think of them as crap
I think of them as human beings who provide bread and butter for me and for my family.
You know what - they do look like crap
The few I've seen that have been computer generated look utterly different than the way we typed 'em. Actually its pretty infuriating that all the things that QA picked at us about have just been thrown out the window along with our jobs. Obviously the facility never gave a hoot about consistent report format, BOS rules, etc. Its demoralizing that we worked so hard to make those reports perfect and now the facility gladly accepts messy garbage from a computer in order not to pay us, and the heck with patient care and accuracy. The computer won't save their butts when they say the wrong thing in a report - the error will just stand as dictated. I hope they enjoy presenting those documents in court for all the lawsuits they'll get down the road - and I'm sure it'll cost them more in court costs than it did to pay us.
Why is it that they'd rather pay ANYBODY - IT people, lawyers, wronged patients, etc. than to pay an MT?
I know lots of QT MTs are in that area so figure
someone knows better than I do. Wondered why they would maintain 2 offices as they aren't that big and don't have that many office/tech people - as far as I know they only have 1 tech guy and he's one of the owners, and out of the office more than in. It doesn't matter, as long as my checks continue to come.
Are they really? It's a new MT company out of Tampa area. Do you think
it's the same people? Why would they have a different company?
geographical area blacklisting
I know a doctor in Richmond, VA, who has smeared one person for years. He gets away with it because everybody covers for him which is very puzzling. They can't all be afraid of him, can they?
Ahhh... another Bay Area devotee! : ) (sm)
Yes, the climate is a huge reason why I like it here. I could live more cheaply inland, in the Central Valley, but the weather there is horrible about 98% of the time! (100+ all summer; windy in spring, with too many bugs!; windy in the fall (though better temps, at least); and pea-soup fog all winter. BLEAH.
As to what you said in your email, yes - I'm considering doing the 2nd-job thing. I would keep this one for the benefits, do the minimum line count, and then try to find a part-time IC account that could be done to fill in the gaps.
Try to find out if you have wireless DSL in your area. sm
I live in a more rural area but have a couple of those kinds of providers to choose from and get 2M downloads and uploads.
Anybody else on new TT account (midwest area)
I received some instruction sheets on the new account, but it's only the second acct I've done, and the demographic instructions are much different and I haven't gotten any feedback yet on all the things I'm probably doing wrong. Have e-mailed and no answers yet. Anybody on this acct and have time to answer questions by e-mail? Am I the only clueless one?
Compaines in Maryland area?
Does anyone know of any transcription companies out of the Maryland area or even in house companies for that matter in that area? My family and I are seriously contemplating a move and would love to find a company in that area. I can take my current job with me but just want to see if I can expand my horizons a little bit. Thanks in advance.
Contact SEIU in your area
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has a large healthcare component. Contact a local in your area (you can find it by checking the SEIU website). Many of us on this board work for large (or not so large) nationals. Explain to the PR person/organizer that you work at home and don't know any of your coworkers or where specifically they are but that you are interested in forming a union. Then listen very carefully to what this person tells you. I think it will answer your questions.
If they offer it in your area it should work. I have
mine through Time Warner, which is the only cable provider in my area. I know others who have it through Comcast.
My local area rates seem to run 9-12 CPL sm
If you want benefits as mentioned in your first posting, you'd need to become an employee. Some of the bigger companies offer a good competitive rate for ICs, 10-12 cpl (without benefits of course).
This is the area I personally struggle with
I'm constantly having to stop and reference a physician's name, facility name, drug dosages. I can't stand having to do this constantly. I check my line count each hour when I stop for a 5-minute break, and the hours I don't have to stop and reference, I'm doing about 300 lph.
The major companies in my area
They announce the lay-offs, which is what usually makes the news, but then employees continue to work for 60 days.