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Posted By: Ex-SMT MT on 2005-07-19
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Why dont you stop coming in and agitating everyone under all your different names. Dont you work.
Same thing with nationals. You work all the time to keep the account caught up when others dont work
and then when they decide to put a whole lot of extra people on your accounts and run you out they could care less about how much you worked.
Good. Why dont you send some our way. What office do you work for so I can call and get your work.
Dont you think some of the better work and ASR work goes to the newbies they are hiring lately. I
am sure it goes somewhere because I will be finished with all jobs and the next morning there is ASR work from 14 hours ago. Odd right. Where was it. Probably in another pool so we dont get it and others do. I am pooled for ASR so I would have gotten it but didnt.
Meant to say SE's dont get OT. They can work as much as they please.
not that Americans dont want to work, we just

What we deserve, but paid what it actually costs to LIVE in America, to afford the insanely high medical care, insanely high gas, insanely high food, etc.  We can never work for less than what we get because we'd then have to move to a different country where we can afford their cost of living.  Its all backwards.  Thats why CEOs are all slime...they're sitting pretty up there and do not care what goes on because they're comfortable and well taken care of. 

Dont happen to work for
a place in New Hampshire, do you?
If you work for MTSO, you usually dont have
Which office do you work for if you dont mind.
what company do you work for if you dont mind saying?

I have not yet done it, but from what I hear its on the horizon.  To me it sounds wonderful, being able to free up your hands.  What do you find to be the biggest problem?  Are you losing money?  Does it cater to your own voice?  Do you have at least an option of typing the whole thing out or how do you do corrections? 

Maybe you should just hang in there, unless you're really losing money.  From what i've heard, it takes months to master, but once you do, you'll be making double or even triple what you're making now. 

I am also sitting here with no work again from Amherst. I dont believe this.
As far as I know there are only adapters from the DB9 to a USB and they dont work for EditScript
I tried it.. I desperately wanted to use my laptop and all it had was USB ports but my 9-pin foot pedal would not work when I got that adapter from a 9-pin to USB. As far as I knew, there are no DB9 USB foot pedal only the serial port 9 pin style that I know of.. Hopefully someone out there has figured it out for us.
Dont know if any company programs work on mac
but i sure love the mac/pc commercials....have you seen the newest with the *peripherals*?
Sean Connery
Still makes my heart flutter
They are and that is why we dont have work then. They bring in other offices and run your office out
of work because too many people are on the account then. Make sense. Nope.
Sean Connery-who needs food?
Does anyone know--Is Sean Carroll at Webmedx..
the same Sean Carroll who was CEO of  a company by the name of Transquick out of Atlanta about 10 years ago?  Just curious.
Sean Connery Hands down
My point is, work a NORMAL EIGHT HOUR SHIFT..dont worry
It takes away from the quality and the turnaround time... 
Trying to take a test in Express Scribe and cannot get my foot pedal to work. I dont want to
cause a problem in DQS with the foot pedal either.  Any suggestions.  I have the foot pedal that you use for DQS.  It is an Infinity foot pedal.
sean connary, chocolate, white wine
that would be perfect.
He was truly always gracious and groovy to me and I enjoyed him muchly. Thanks Sean and Mike for a
YUK! NO Pitt or Charles. Thinking more of Sean Connery or Mel Gibson with the kilts. nm
Dont you think MQ will just keep hiring new people who dont know they lost lines because they are

new. I betcha.

If you dont try to fill in blank or research, dont
The way I understand it if you dont keep below 10 to 15% QA you dont get the bonus even if your QA
score remains above 98% so you see as the other poster said you are between a rock and a hard place and I expect this is MQ way of getting out of paying a bonus to people. I see it this way anyhow. I plan to continue to send unclear things to QA and that is the way it is. I expect depending on the new pay scale on top of this they will be losing a lot of MTs anyhow as they continue to miser everyone out of money.
Do you honestly think they do. I dont. I dont think some of them can even understand some of the

 reports they listen to quite frankly.

If you dont want to read a thread, then dont.
Most Dr. dont care and dont know how they get
Since dont know of any cars that dont use
I dont know. I didnt care then and I dont care now.
Just me

Hello....YOU dont get it!
She is 18.  She is an adult.  Her parents didn't "send" her there.  She went with her friends.  Her parents, I am sure, instilled values in her.  But she, like most peoples young teenage children, probably was acting like all the other young teenagers there and having fun.  No one said she had no values.  She made a bad decision.  Your children could do the same, no matter how you have raised them.  Should you be persecuted because of it?  I think you don't have a clue. 
I dont know
I do not carry it now with the company I am an IC for, but I am new in the field so I rely on asking you guys
I dont believe you
I really doubt you transcribe that many lines in an 8 hour day five days a week. You must do a single ESL dictator. You must be one of the lucky ones who gets to use all of those "normal" reports. Since I moved to DQS all I get is ESL dictators and NO use of normals or canned reports.
Still dont believe ya
If you are doing straight typing and not using normals, let us in on your secret. I concentrate! I have a positive attitude! I can also type 120 words a minute! You must type 300+ words a minute. Well, just stay happy because soon you will not be getting the same type of work and you will be in ESL h-e-double toothpicks! Enjoy it while you can.
No I dont. I am from the NE.
DONT go to SPI.
you dont' know.

This is why I think the old "page" and "half page" method of pay was better for everyone.  I think it forced everyone to be honest. 

Do you think they'll ever bring back 'per page' method of billing ?

usually dont pay anything in
and last year managed to get 1800.00 back.  Love the write-offs!
I dont know but sm
A couple of them work in the office and I dont know if they put two and two together when I went to the office a couple of times or what. Or maybe he was just lying. I think it has to be the most rotten thing to do to anyone. What if something would have happened to me on the Interstate on the way home all because he couldnt just save me the trouble and do it over the phone? I have a husband who was highly upset that I drove all the way there for that.
dont know about

your Word problem - would seem that if you change it once in your transcription platform, that should hold from day to day.

but to post a new message - if you look up at the first message, right above that the admin has a message about the santa house, then look above that and to the left a bit you will see a box that says * post a new message *, click on that and you will start a new thread.

I dont think there's much else I can add
to all the great posts below, but you MUST know that you DO indeed have a job(s) and are working very hard. Sometimes parents can be so harsh and thoughtless.  Give yourself a big pat on the back and affirm to yourself that you are doing a GREAT job with everything in your life!  You are home for your kids and husband after all, and what's more important than that?!
Why dont you

post this on the gab board

Just joking!!!  I have been following your posts and noticed you have been told where to go all weekend.  Poor guy.  But you seem to be taking it well!  Good for you.

and good luck to you!

You dont have to have a CMT to be an MT - (nm)
just dont know
I have been doing this for almost six years. I know that to some of you, this isnt long, but considering I am 25, to me it is a good chunk of my life. I have loved every minute of my career as a transcriptionist.

My first job out the gate, with no experience, I made about 18,000 the first year. I stayed with that company for almost five years. Contractor status, no benefits, yada yada yada. the income fluctuated a bit in either direction, but overall it was okay.

Now I am a single mom of two. I work for a different company now that does actually offer the option of employee status with benefits, PTO, et cetera..i turned that down..i know i am crazy.

just to give you an idea of the potential and possibilities, i made almost 250 in two days. 1600 lines one day, 1200 the other.

There is a but..I often work twelve or more hour days...That is my choice, and no one elses...my line committment to my company is between 500 and a 1000 a day, but i think i am on paper as 500...i worked for 5 months without a footpedal and without a medical spellcheck/expander..so i did EVERYTHING manually

But ya know what, I still love every minute of it.
I'm an IC so I dont know if it is the same...
I made the mistake of "asking" for a raise just last week. I have been with this same office (a three doctor practice) for seven years. Not only was their response not to give me a raise, they want to make it so I'm actually making LESS. So I'm not sure how it works with a big company, but I know in my situation, I'm disheartened and upset. I figured with a big company they would say no, or they dont care about you, but in a small practice that I have felt part of the "family" so to speak... it was a shock. So much for loyalty in this industry! The problem comes in that I don't make enough money anymore to cover the expenses of inflation over the past seven years. I understand the need to cut costs in times like these, but how bad could it really be by not giving me a minimal raise? It's quite a slap in the face. I laid out the points of why I should be receiving the raise...(like 7 years alone without one isn't enough) but that's what you would normally do when asking for a raise, show your dedicated work, your accuracy, etc. If you do ask, I'd really love to hear back from you how it went so I know in the future what to expect. Good luck!
i dont really want to know!!!
Dont know about anyone else...sm
What I do know is that if I pass the test, my company reimburses the cost of the exam, and then gives me an extra penny a line. Doing just the minimum lines they require, that works out to over 2000 a year pay increase.

I am planning on taking the exam the end of June, as said company also requires all QA personal to have or attain within three months and had thought about applying fot QA in the near future when there is another opening.
dont know where you have worked
dont know where you have worked but the hospitals and trans services I have worked for would NEVER help a doctor speak better.  They are the bread and butter.  The doctor is essentially the boss.  You would never bring to a doctors attention that he does not speak correctly.  You obviously are a newbie.  I have worked at hospitals that have thrown wine and cheese parties for doctors just to get them in to do their charts, bought them scratch off lottery tickets, gifts, taken them to lunch, even though they could have suspended them but, of course, they would never.  You do not want to lose a doctors business, that is what keeps a hospital and trans service open and profitable.  You know what would happen if you suggested teaching a doctor how to talk correctly, you would be fired, nothing would happen to the doctor.
Up to the parents, but they dont do it
Hey, I feel like this, the parents have the only ones who have a right to spank or otherwise discipline kids
Dont believe me, who cares?
How silly you are.  Dont believe me, I dont care.  MQ has been sold.  I will post again once you get the news from MQ.  I will post *I told ya so*.