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I fully understand you wanting to see some recorded history but . . .

Posted By: OldMT on 2009-03-15
In Reply to: The poster requested some information to back up the allegations - sm - what?

You should just put a separate posting about who USED to belong to AAMT/AHDI and who doesn't now, and why they didn't renew.  Same with you used to be a CMT and let their certification lapse. 

I spent a lot of time and money participating in meetings and supporting them.  I kept my cert up for 12 years.  I received nothing in return.  Not one bit of support when the Indian companies were buying up the American ones and putting us out of jobs.  The majority of the Presidents and other Board members of AAMT/AHDI in the last 10 years have worked for Indian companies.  All you have to do is go to their website and look up past officers.  At one time they had a separate CMT exam for the Indian transcriptionists because they couldn't pass the one we had to take over here.  When the Indian MTs came to the annual meetings for AAMT they were treated like royalty and introduced as special guests.  I was there and I saw it myself. 

I know you're a new MT and have a lot of hope and positivity about the future.  That's great and I wish you all the luck in the world.  Hopefully you'll find the documentation you're looking for and decide not to support this worthless organization.

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I understand not wanting to get yourself in hot water,
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I think it was recorded and will be posted...sm

on the Community Page.


I think it was recorded and will be posted...sm

on the Community Page.


I never got fully up and running after a month
I was so very disappointed. My quality was great they said, and we set a schedule etc. but the training never finished and with all my waiting around, I had to regroup, because I lost too much money waiting. I guess they were busy with other people training and lost track. They were nice and I finally asked if I could just have some questions answered about expander, normals, etc. I was not answered and gave up. I am glad it is working out for everyone else. I just feel kind of left out, but maybe things happen for the best :) I hope only good things for this company and for the MTs, and I guess it just isn't for everybody.
I fully expect OSI to raise line count from 10K
Its a matter of time before OSi makes the minimum line count 12K again, surprised it hasn't happened already. 10K is low anyway. Watch for it. They have new financial partners and are cutting corners. Mark my word this will happen.
Some do and have good accounts and fully loaded ESL accounts
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For a little history.....
TT has never been up front about their line count. I used to work for TT when they told people Disregard the ExText Control I function (wasn't that the line counter?) (just like Ignore That Man Behind the Curtain!!!) Because they finagle their more favorable method but aren't up front about what method it is. Transtech is owned by a real estate investor who owned the building where they are located. You know he's going to use every trick in the book to buy low, sell high. And the fact that other TT MTs won't tell you what method of line counting they are using is suspicious. Everyone cuts their own deal there. And all the TT MTs make the MT Stars readers think that TT is the ULTIMATE place to work. THere are a lot of people that have had bad experiences, too many for just random, do you know what I mean? And the poster deserves kudos for telling us that that the Word counter DOESN'T include headers. Very helpful information when there is so much TT MISINFORMATION being spread on MT Stars.
No more history
They're tired of the complaints, yet won't address the issue. The same people cancel jobs over and over again, so there must be no consequence for it. I guess they think if we can't see it, it doesn't exist, and the cherry pickers can pick and choose all day. I am ready to join them, sick and tired of having miserable jobs dumped on me while they cancel, clock out, wait a few minutes and get back on. We should all do it and then when nobody is doing the worst of the worst, perhaps the situation will be addressed.
Hmmm, care to share? Was this memo sent by your STM, that possibly wasn't sent to everybody? I quickly went through my deleted emails and can't find the one which contained the initial announcement but I certainly don't recall anything in that which gave you instructions to get history via a different route.
Don't know much about history.

Don't know much biology.  Don't know what a slide rule is for.  Don't know much about science books.  Don't remember the French I took....   blah, blah, blah....What a wonderful world it would be.

No, I certainly did not learn anything this morning and wonder why I gave them another half hour of my time so that I could remain completely uninformed.  Oh, except how very EXCITED they are, and we should be too about this.  There was so much excitement in yesterday's and today's calls I'm afraid Dorothy, Don and Carlotta will all hyperventilate! 

Chinese curse:  May you live in interesting times.  Wonder if there's a similar Indian curse?


Could someone give me the history
It must have been a great company or something.  Fill us all in, please.  Are they in business now under another name? Have a need to know.
..and history repeats itself once again. nm
It means QT is history
    It means get a job where your employer has no ties to India or any other country taking jobs from Americans. It means money and greed win once again.   It means a really good company sold its soul and a lot of great MTs for a scrapbook.  It means that if you check the archives as far back as nearly a year ago, you will find subtle and not so subtle hints that QT was in huge trouble and has been for quite some time.    If you've worked there for any amount of time, you already know there is trouble, whether you admit it or not. Good companies go bad.  Chalk this experience up and find a better one. 
They have a history of not paying MTs sm
I would not recommend them to my worst enemy.  Stay far away.  Very unprofessional, late/bounced checks, excuses, excuses, excuses.  Look elsewhere unless you like this kind of thing.
Looks like they're new and have no history yet. nm
You can look at the provider in history ...
to see who has been typing his reports for the last month or so. If you see a problem trend there, you should discuss it with your workflow coordinator and/or your account manager. They may not realize what is happening, especially if you work at night when they are not on.
history for obesity
In the 1970s one of Pres Kennedy's committments was to make food cheaper for all. After that 2 things were allowed into the American diet that should never had been...high fructose corn syrup and palm oil (the highly saturated fats). The AMA studied the HFCS and found it did not break down as well as sugar before it reached the liver and wanted more studies, but it was still approved. The HSF greatly improves shelf life. These are both cheap and both pervade our food supply.

These are hard to avoid today.

Otherwise, the surgery does affect your appetite. Some people just do not feel full no matter what they eat. Yes, I've been heavy. I've lost 50# four times in my life, each time gaining at least 70#. My body is much more efficient than most people, it will store fat even when I work out 2 hrs a day and eat 1200 calories. I've been through this 50 yrs. Don't jump on people for eating too much and not enough exercise...my ex ate 3 times the food I did, never exercised, and never weighed more than 135#.

If you've never been through this, what do you know? If keeping weight off is easy for you, what do you know. Not all metabolisms are equal.
There is no way to look up another person's history to my knowledge. What you can do and what anybody can do when you are in a report is do Alt-G, then click the button that says history. This will show you every person who touched that job. Obviously if that information were so confidential, the big button saying history would not be there for anybody and everybody to click. I think the only people who would be disturbed that others are looking at the history are the cherrypickers.
You still have access to history, sm
If you received the memo on Thursday, read the second to last paragraph. You still have access via a different route. Try it.
during history a lot of professions went
down the drain.
It is not O's fault if technology takes over. This is the sign of the times.

You cannot go berserk because your profession becomes obsolete or curtailed.

VR was only the 1st step.

And Obama did not invent computers, VR and EMR and he is not a VR- or EMR salesman.
Yes. Look at the statistics for the report in history

They wanted to know my life history

since the age for adulthood.  They didn't say anything about requiring the credit checks, background checks, where I have lived for the past 20 years when they offered me a position.

I really have nothing to hide but there are some things that I feel are my business.  I don't need to work for a company who basically inspects every avenue of my personal life.  Even though I was offered 9.5 cpl, I turned told them to forget it!!!!  It's not like they are a government agency or the CIA.

They could check your history. Best not to shop on E-bra
When I am waiting for work to come up. My PC is on the next desk.

Yea, they were telling us we'd be history way back
I believed it, but I don't now. Speech Rec is a tool - one of many 'means to an end', but certinly not an end in itself.

Actually, at one point in about 1990 my hospital was planning on getting a dictation system where once the doc dictated a report, it was stored on a huge server with all the voice files on the patients stored, rather than paper files. They believed that if any doctor in the hospital needed a report, he could just dial in and listen to it, and paper, as well as MT's, would be eliminated entirely.

I forget why they never did go to that system, but probably there was some sort of a legal problem with it, not to mention the expense and the potential liability.

It would seem to me that a purely mechanical medical record, with no human intervention from spoken to stored, would among other things, create problems in court, and wouldn't be admissable evidence. Sort of along the same lines as why court proceedings aren't just taped, with no court-reporter needed.
My STM said it was b/c the Alt-G and history function was creating sm
a potential HIPAA problem because it was copying a viewed patient name into your current document sometimes. Alt-G and history are connected somehow apparently? She also said they were bringing viewing history back later on this year.
"Those who don't learn from history are
I have a unique history with DSG and found them to be very good!!!

I had a pretty good experience with them.  I would consider my situation unique because I had left a couple of times and had asked to come back and they allowed me to do this.  I was having a hard time juggling between two jobs and actually left them twice and was given the opportunity to come back.  They were very friendly and professional about it as well.  They were very helpful with questions and samples, etc.  The scheduled was great, being able to work anytime of the day you wanted.  The sound quality was not that great though and there were some accounts with lots of ESL doctors, which I am just not good at.  Other than that I am sure I would have stayed with them. 

They always paid on time and were always very kind.  They answered my emails and questions in a timely fashion and the pay was pretty good.

With an old history of payment issues, I wouldn't even
From previous posts and in my interviewing history,
I am not sure that is correct.  Some companies actually do just pay a certain amount per report for QA and it is very low and others pay just for the blank filled in.  Pathetic, ain't it. 
They have a history of pay problems. In January, the owner told us sm
all that she could not pay us and that it would happen again in July. I have had 8 bounced checks, dozens of late checks and a few no check situations in the past 2 years. Not sure why I stayed but I am much happier now that I moved on.
With Webmedx you can hit history button and it shows who has been in that report. (sm)
Of course, there is always the possibility they pulled it up and power went out or the report was a really long one and they had to go pickup kids or something. Though in that case I think they are supposed to put it on hold until they get back.

When I was training I was told if you pull the job up you are expected to type it. I personally do this, but evidently some of those truly horrible audio ones are just too much for some primadonnas.
Actual work history total is 50 years, only
36 in MTing. You quoted as desperate, unskilled, newbies with Dorland's could probably do VR which shows your lack of knowledge in talking about VR. Why spread falsehoods any more. Learn about it first. I love VR, make a good salary and glad I don't have to wrack my brain trying to transcribe word by word everything the multitude of ESLs dictate these days. I have no plans to retire, don't want to because I love the money. I spoke about you going back because you have no knowledge about doing VR, otherwise you would never had spoken like you did. Takes just as much knowledge to do as straight transcribing.
If recent history (WebMedx, MQ, Acusis, Transcend) is

Re: cherry picking. I checked history on a couple of reports (sm)

today and guess what -- other people had been there first and closed out of it.  Do you just bite the bullet and hope they will get caught up with?  I have writtendown the names of the couple I found today and if it continues to be the same names I will assume they didn't just have an emergency come up that didn't allow them to finish the reports.  By the way - these 2 were HORRIBLE sound quality. 

Not wanting to know...
what anyone's cpl rate is, just would like to know if after working for this company a while, do they give raises at all?

I am not trying to find anything out at all...just curious if you are with them for some time, do they give you raises? That's all I would like to know.
I am currently an IC and wanting to
if I will be able to maintain the amount of money I make now as an IC. I currently type around 190-200 or so reports a day. Is this doable at Keystrokes? TIA
Thanks, wanting to know
The reason I am making changes is because of no work/low work where I am. Maybe this kind of nonsense goes on everywhere these days.
As an IC they cannot demand a schedule AND THEY KNOW IT!  They are breaking the law if they do, simply stated.  You are giving up employee benefits, PTO, insurance, etc. in exchange for that flexibility.  But there are always going to be MTs that will give them their cake and let them eat it, too. 
actually, was just wanting to know myself
if anyone works or worked for the Nevada location that can tell us the good, bad and ugly.
The basic 4's are: history and physical, consultation, operations, discharge summaries. sm
Radiology is not one of them. Sorry, but I don't have an answer for the strictly radiology question.

I don't believe you, but if true, then MQ is obviously not wanting

There is no way to meet the demands they are setting forth for employee.


Thank you. I am aware of that. I am wanting
Thanks for your input.
I am wanting information on
Good companies, pay on time, etc? Thank you.
Don't blame you for wanting out. All
What's the purpose of them wanting
you to log everything?  Like country below, I always just jot down as downloading, but it sounds like maybe you are doing something a little more extensive?  If they require it to get paid, I guess you don't have much choice...but if you're talking major log keeping, that would take up a lot of time   I've just always done it for my own peace of mind, actually did have incident of DQS some time ago not counting a report I did, had to contact supervisor and got it corrected.  Also many years ago with MQ in the old days before DQS, there was some glitch happened, and I was very luck to have the job numbers, as I had to tell the person calling me late at night what jobs I had done...
i'm wanting to get out the MT business myself sm

i love what i do, like you all say, finding work that pays good, the trust issues, and actually, i would like to leave my work at work instead of my computer staring me in the face, and me thinking, gosh, i could be sitting there working right now, or my problem lately is my work is running out.  the company i work for hires too many people to work.  i've been seriously thinking about going back to school and becoming a radiology technologist.  i do miss communicating with people face to face.  i want to make a difference in someone's life.  i definitely want to stay in the medical field.  i couldn't imagine not doing something medical.  right now i have two young boys that i really want to stay home until they are little older.  they are both in elementary school right now.  i even thought about working at the school somehow.  i wouldn't make as much money as i do typing, but i can see what goes on at the school.  this is a great topic!




sad that you think wanting a baby is
completely unnecessary. I worked for an IVF clinic and I would not call it a crap shoot, either - cold, cold, cold.......
What info are you wanting?..n/m
She was wanting to know if the disconnect was

a problem with her cable or with the hospital system.  The freezing up is definitely the hospital.  All the connection issues is definitely the hospital system and the slowness is the hospital system per their tech.

The C-phone disconnect I believe is a cable issue. 

or re Obama wanting to put all our
medical records on line...
Those wanting to unionize should probably
Friday, July 18, 2008

When management becomes unreasonable, when benefits shrink and get more expensive at the same time, and when the average salary increase is way
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There are already 650,000 construction workers, teachers and grocery and health care workers in unions on Long Island today, and as economic conditions
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John Durso, president of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW and the Long Island Federation of Labor, said frustrated employees generally meet off-site to air their
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Sometimes, however, it’s a lot more than that. If one-third of the employees sign on to join the union, an election is held and a petition is filed with the
National Labor Relations Board.

And that often leads to a fight.

It shouldn’t, Durso said. He said in the best circumstances, unions and employers work as partners to make a company better.

“It doesn’t make any sense for a union to make it so unworkable that an employer cannot grow or expand,” Durso said. “If you have the right attitude, the
right work environment, there’s no reason why an employer and a union cannot work together.”

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Companies faced with negotiating contracts with unions could stall, because if a deal isn’t reached within a year,
the union needs to be recertified.
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To fight the stalling, unions are pushing federal lawmakers to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier to form a union. It would also
force binding arbitration in case of an impasse, thus eliminating stall tactics.
But Bob Archer, managing partner of Melville’s Archer, Byington, Glennon and Levine, which represents labor and employee benefits clients in the building
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