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It likes to omit things too!

Posted By: catsxoxo on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: VR spews out what is not even dictated! - -only asking for trouble -should be illegal.nm

When I do a high-maintenance VR report (lots of corrections, dictator go-backs and formatting crap), I sometimes feel like this

On guard!

Or even worse, like this   or .  Rarely do I feel this way  unless its one of the rare well-trained work types/dictators that ends up in my queue of over 125 dictators on the account.

MTSOs GET A CLUE!!!  NO ONE LIKES HIGH MAINTENANCE!!!  If it's high maintenance it should be serviced accordingly (i.e. higher pay).

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One can omit the 'are' it is self -explanatory..sm
You are just plain silly and have no idea about grammar and syntax.
I think when you have someone who likes
their co that that does not mean they are a cheerleader. I would think they are in a better position of judgment that someone who does not work there.

People are much more willing to listen if someone has facts to go with a statement. The OP did not give one fact in this thread that backed up the claim of dishonesty
Not everybody likes to job hop. We have every right sm
and are wise, to judge a company by what we read about it, what they offer, before we bother with them.  Most people like to find a good company and stay there.  This one just seems way to sketchy to me, and their line rate and incentive plan, regardless of what other posters may say, is really low.  They charge rental for equipment, too, with is definitely a no-no in my book.  If they want you to use their equipment, they charge a deposit, but not a rental fee.
I just came on here and it seems absolutely no one likes their job at all

I personally work for a great company that does a lot for its' MTs and is consistently bashed on this board.  I do note, however, that almost every company is spoken about in a negative manner.  Is this a board where people just come and vent frustrations?  If so, I will not be visiting it anymore.

Hope you all have a great Memorial Day.

Nobody likes offshoring, but it's not going to go away.
You are only hurting yourself if you refuse to work for companies that offshore. If they can't get Americans to work for them, they are only going to offshore even more.
I am not going to argue with the likes sm
of you. Your word structure doesn't even sound like you are from this country. If not, you don't even belong on this board. Oh but I forgot, Why should this be?
One poster in another location likes it there. nm
Maybe she works, gets paid and likes her job
Did you ever think that Wilma puts in her time, gets paid and enjoys what she does?   I know I do.
Had contact with someone there recently who likes it, but they still don't have DD. nm
Not a nut. Happen to know someone likes slots.
A LOT.  Too much.  Keep slaving away for her, it's going into every slot machine in the country.
Consider yourself in the inner circle. She is great to people she likes but
quite the opposite if she does not. There is no pattern either, all a whim. I am lucky that she likes me, but I am afraid that the knife will someday be in my back.

JLG as a company has been great to me. Do not let the recruiter spoil the opportunity to work for a great company. Just grin and bear it because once you are in, you do not have to deal with her.
Nice to hear that someone likes this job. I have just started and so far so
good. It seems to me that those who don't like it may not have been meeting the criteria they require. They were very up front with me on what was expected and, as far as I can tell, as long as you do your job there shouldn't be a problem.
sound likes a good idea
and I do not believe it is just one MT...surely the company has at least a couple skilled MTs.  TAT is the name of the game and is what keeps every one having work. 
Dunno.... the powers that be spawned the likes of
I can think of some foreign countries that might harbor server-crashers.
Focus likes to get these little holes in the wall and then kill them.
look at STP and oh heck, what is that other one that wanted me - Lartech - that's just 2 of them.
yes, justme, please save us from wasting our time on the likes of YOU!
stay home and type your 50 lines an hour and have a twinkie on me.
Poll on ChartScript- Would you mind telling your likes and dislikes? nm
Their listing on mtjobs.com (#11) still has them in Wisconsin. A contact likes working for them,
Too funny - whenever someone likes their company or accounts, someone has to say "this person is
There are good and bad things about most companies. I'm just saying what I personally find to be true for this company. Take it or leave it.
A contact says she likes it, sound is good, but you have to use autocorrect/text, no other expander
May not be confidential information but gossip/rumor at this point and no employer likes that.
Anybody working on Cquest, likes, dislikes?? good line rate??
Any information would be much appreciated....
No. Expect good things, and good things will come
Not everyone likes their boss. You do not have to like your boss to like sm
your job.  You don't even always like your job but like the money.  It is about personal preference.
I LIKE MDI. A few little things here and there
but for the most part, they are far superior to the others. (I even like AIM.)
thanks i will definitely try these things

Three things ...
1) I am an SE and I work my schedule, period.

2) I have never been out of work...even when others complain they are.

3) I have been not only allowed to work past my schedule but encouraged to. It's not my fault I'm allowed/encouraged to do so. It's more money in my pocket.

Look, I work as hard as you do. I don't know why you don't have any work but that doesn't mean it is my fault because I'm an SE. I also don't "hog" work. I take it as it comes...not like I can horde it away on my system and keep it in private while others sit without it. I can have only 2 jobs in my queue at any given time, just like everyone else.

Let's band together and not fight, ok?! It's not the IC's fault if the work is poorly distributed -- it is mgmt's fault.

I always ask things like that first, also pay
Make sure to ask before you test. big waste of time
You are right about some things
yes, they are not the greatest company, but do we really know who is. I know it was disappointing to me that they didn't pay for training, though it was only 2 hours. They are paying for spaces now, just since the last couple of months. I understand about the supervisor situation, but I think that is anywhere, and I am almost certain I know who you are talking about, (I thought the same thing) but if it is her, she's gone. I do agree that it does seem hard to make good lines, at least on one of my accounts. All I know is that overall, I am the most happy with them. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and this is just mine
I wonder about these things too...
I can understand the policy of not allowing companies who are dishonest as OSi apparently was to post on the board, but I thought there was a name-calling policy too. Someone below posted a really nasty remark about the Pres. of a co. (and used his name) and it was totally overlooked while a reminder about name-calling was deleted. Go figure.
of seeing the same things over and over with
nothing to back them up. I was sick reading the posts all weekend about every company that someone had questions about.
Look for these things.
What kind of reports are they?  Are they regular films or specialty work such as MRI and scans and special studies.  What kind of dictators are these, ESL or primarily English speaking?  An x-ray is not just an x-ray any longer.  Some can be very involved and it depends on your level of expertise whether you will make money or not.  What system will you work on?  Do demographics load or is it manual?  Lots of variables to watch for.
first things first
Have you contacted your company directly? What did they say?
MTs have to look things up too
You cannot just rely on the Editor to fill in your blanks. You have to look things up in reference books. I fill in the same common drugs constantly. I never knew what an excellent MT I was until I started editing. It's much easier to type.
If you believe all those things
If you believe all those things you said about DRC then why would you think that they are ready to give us all the boot now? Really, the advice and opinions on this subject are ridiculous. Only ME and my JOB matter. I will listen to my new boss with an open mind because DRC IS the best company I have ever worked for and I refuse to believe they just threw all their principles down the drain. Some pretty absurd things have been said on these threads about DRC, their accounts, Acusis and what might happen. Relax and wait for REALITY.
Among other things.......
Don't know who the above posters are that have it so great, but I sure didn't. Wonder how many of us went in and out that door? Anybody else care to take a vote? Count me 1
One of the things that comes up quite
You get hired, but it seems like eternity to really get the ball rolling and working.  Some of us don't have that kind of time to wait.  JMO.
I use both together for different things.
But you could get by without SH if it's an expense you don't need.
Must be 1 of 2 things (sm)
Either they're new to the field of MT'ing, or they just like to complain and whine.
Are things better now at OSI?
They are hiring now and I am considering applying.
One of the best things I ever did was to have the
surgery. Whereas before I could not even see the clock at the side of my bed, I now am able to read billboards, street signs and way far away. Vision before 7 inches in front of my face, now 20/30 or so. So glad but really scared to have done. Your eyes are precious but my only option like I said.
Things are different now sm

It's much better now.  We were asked to give them our top 3 favorite accounts and also the accounts we liked the least and had trouble with.

Now, I get my primary most of the day.  When that is out I get the other 2 accounts I listed as my next 2 favorite.  I rarely get into the cesspool, only when there is no work in my other accounts.

They have also offered bonuses almost consistently every weekend and with no strings attached.

The bonus they have offered the past 2 weeks is awesome!  


I think everyone needs to consider a few things here. sm
It may take longer to get started with KS than other companies, but they are a better company than most out there and believe me, I have tried many.

When you start at a hospital, it can be 2 months between application and first day to get started. If you start a government job, it can be 6 weeks.

They might seem disorganized to some, but they really are not that bad. Pay is correct and on time. There is a lot of work. They know each person by name and care about the person behind the name, not just turning everyone into an employee number. They work with you through personally trying times and will work with you on schedule and account.

They pay better and have more work than some of the bigger companies but they are almost as big as those companies already. The difference is that they do not hire suits who have no clue about transcription or transcriptionists. They hire real people who care about something other than just the bottom line.

I would rather work for a company that does not have a bunch of over-educated, over-qualified people with six-figure salaries who sit around and decide how to further cut my pay to increase theirs.

Disorganized? Working on it. Growing? Constantly. Worth it? DEFINITELY!!

They treat us well and work to keep it that way.
HMO things to know and consider

Q. What does HMO stand for?
A. This is actually a variation of the phrase, 'Hey, Moe!' Its roots go back to a concept pioneered by Dr. Moe Howard of The Three Stooges who discovered that a patient could be made to forget about the pain in his foot if he was poked hard enough in the eyes.

Q. I just joined an HMO. How difficult will it be to choose the doctor I want?
A. Just slightly more difficult than choosing your parents. Your insurer will provide you with a book listing all the doctors who were participating in the plan. These doctors basically fall into two categories those who are no longer accepting new patients, and those who will see you but are no longer part of the plan. But don't worry, the remaining doctor who is still in the plan and accepting new patients has an office just a half-day's drive away and that diploma from a small Caribbean Island is very fresh.

Q. Do all diagnostic procedures require pre-certification?
A. No. Only those you need.

Q. What are preexisting conditions?
A. This is a term used by the grammatically challenged when they want to talk about existing conditions. Unfortunately, we appear to be pre-stuck with 'pre and now' meaning the same.

Q. Can I get coverage for my preexisting conditions?
A. Certainly, as long as they don't require any treatment.

Q. What happens if I want to try alternative forms of medicine?
A. You'll need to find alternative forms of payment.

Q. My pharmacy plan only covers generic drugs, but I need the name brand. I tried the generic medication, but it gave me a stomach ache. What should I do?
A. Poke yourself in the eye.

Q. What if I'm away from home and I get sick?
A. You really shouldn't do that.

Q. I think I need to see a specialist, but my doctor insists he can handle my problem. Can a general practitioner really perform a heart transplant right in his office?
A. Hard to say, but considering that all you're risking is the $10 CO-payment, there is no harm giving him a shot at it.

Q. Will health care be any different in the next century?
A. No. But if you call right now, you might get an appointment by then.

Things = think
not going to tell . . . things are very very LOW where I am now also nm
Things at MQ
My best advice is for people to set up Google alerts, ask their own financial planners and advisers(mine said he would not invest in MQ on a bet)and stay informed. I wish things could be okay at MQ for all of my friends who stayed;however, I truly could not recommend this company to anybody now. Before the New Rewards, I loved it. And so it goes.....Now I am with a small regional MTSO and am really happier. Above all else, stay informed. You want to make your move before MQ makes its move, much like Heartland did some time ago.
This is one of many things in our S/M
society that just make me soooo angry.  What an employee does on his/her own time is simply none of the employer's business unless it is such a business that the employee's behavior would have an impact on the credibility of the company.  What about the work that is off-shored or the foreign workers who are brought in to work for cheaper wages?  Do they get the same invasive investigations?  I doubt it.  I think it is just one more way to devalue the American workers.  Shoot, the MTs don't even know who their co-workers are anymore.  We are very isolated, no one really KNOWS us.  If one applies for a LOAN from a bank or a mortgage company, then by all means, they have the right to investigate one's credit worthiness or maybe even their employees, but in this MT business where we are nothing to the hospital except a number or perhaps 2 initials, what the holy heck legitimate reason could an MTSO possibly have to invade one's privacy in this way???!   Reminds me of a company I worked for years ago.  One of THE best MTs had a habit of getting out on the weekends and getting drunk and disorderly.  Monday a.m. the MTSO owner would go on down to the jail and post her bail so she could get on back to work.  But...........that was the old days......and a different breed of MTs.
Wow.... so all the things said above and
That's SCARY, dude.
What things?
Anything maybe someone here can help you with?  Or things that someone else should know?
Um, a few things...
You don't get fired as an IC; your contract can be terminated, however. And look at your contract. I imagine it'll say in there that the relationship can be terminated for any reason by either party at any time. If you were instead an employee, it would likely say the same thing anyway.

As ICs you can get unemployment, but you weren't fired. Your contract was terminated.

Maybe if you go into your next business relationship looking at yourself as a business and conduct yourself that way, you won't find yourself in this situation again. She somehow felt that she had the freedom to talk to you unprofessionally about personal matters in others' lives. I think if you're conducting yourself very professionally and businesslike in all dealings, you're not going to be sending out that signal that you're just like her and, therefore, a welcome person to discuss things of this nature.