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LOL! people do act like dumb shiete buckets when on conf call

Posted By: nm on 2008-02-12
In Reply to: True, plus the suck rats always - truffle


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I missed the conf call, but got an
e/m intro'ing my new supervisor for my acct.  Do you know what she got promoted to?
I haven't sat in on benefits conf call yet, but I think (sm)
I am going to stay at 35. Hubby carries insurance, I might need to think about it for the 401 though. Seems like I was told when I hired on that the company didn't necessarily make contributions to that though. I did like the way they tried to figure a way around raising the cost of benefits to the majority of us.

I still am extremely happy with the company, particularly the percentage we are paid for ASR compared to so many other companies.

My main account was lost in November and my STM bumped my secondary to my primary and gave me another secondary. Works for me. I was pleased she was able to find me something so quickly.

I have tried to be careful and not go outside my hours when things are low. Took another PT/IC job to pick up the gap. MQ would have eaten us alive had we gone into someone else's shift to pick up the lines/hours.

All in all, I think i will stay 35 and keep my PT/IC on the side. If I had to pick up to 40 with WMX I don't think I could handle both and I like not having all my eggs in one basket.
Another conf call today, maybe some answers NM
Thank you all buckets

to all of you for the remarkable things you had to say.  I have followed up on your good, good suggestions and have figured out what makes for me the most sense to do.  I am happy to find I am not alone in this wretched struggle, but sad anyway that so many of you talented professionals face this mind-displacing situation of work, work, work, work, work--and for what yield? 

I am touched that so many of you would have taken the time you did to respond to what I wrote with such thoughtful care.  You are a remarkable group of kind people.

Do they call people out on it? sm
I have been doing this a long time and when our stats are pretty up to date and then you get a stat dictated a couple of hours back, you sort of figure it out.  I think all companies should have a cherry picker of the month and let the team know who they are.  Does TT call people out on it?  My company just overlooks it as long as someone will do it.
What gives you the right to call a lot of people low lifes...sm
You do not know these people personally and have no clue what type of person they are. I personally think it is a bit trashy to speak of others the way you have.
It's all SE status - some people just call it IC.
Can't you just email or call the DQS support people? My last job let me do it. nm
I do all that for my animals and people call me nuts!

It just depends on what your priorities are I guess.  Some people do that for kids, animals, a house, a car...if it makes you happy--go for it!  That whole life it too short and all...


Corrections: Sorry..'I would NOT call these people SUCKERS.....nm
The people I was instructed to call take days to answer. nm
Well if it is Amherst stick together and all of you call New Jersey. I did and a lot of people in my
office did and I dont know if it did any good or not but when I talked to New Jersey I got the distinct impression that were getting a lot of calls. They were very grouchy for sure. Dont just sit back and take it or nothing will change for you. There QA plan is so abusive it should be thrown out. You wouldnt believe the things they take off for to make sure you dont get QA points. They are a very very abusive office and it seems as though they like to make people miserable so it seems they must be very miserable women. You know, misery loves company.
I find that people who call others fraud are jealous.
Many people are jealous that others have made something more. It is the difference in each of us. I am sure if the recruiter who calls herself a hiring manager says she earns $46,000 that she does. I might even know who it is. I know I earn more and guess what?? I know one more recruiter that makes more than I do!

Being a recruiter, I know that you do not go around telling the company you earn that salary for because that is not professional to name the company, but if you think it is not possible, you are wrong. When you have excelled in the industry, it is not only possible, but probable.

If you want to make that kind of money, do something wonderful with your MT work and go for it, but you can't do it if you do not have the people skills or the ability to analyze.
CBay fired more people via conference call.
...including one that they tried to get rid of in December but felt compelled to keep. 
Metro in Georgia is one. Give them a call. Great people. nm
true about the people being rude, not to mention, don't call you back. nm
Give them a call. So many people switching companies all the HR depts must be really busy. nm

Saw ad for Millennium Business Services in Florida.. has anyone heard of them? Archived info is conf


Um that was dumb!
I did not have to wait a year to take a vacation. I would just take it without pay. You get PAID vacation after a year....duh!
I think I'm really dumb, but can someone

explain to me how you add things to shorthand, when I open it, there are already some things there, but how do add something like sob for shortness of breath and have it save so you can use it??


thats DUMB! above you say
you are at Futurenet and say work is low...
They think we are dumb
So if you take into account their low per line compensation, below industry values even though they try to sell it as otherwise, and then add in the ridiculously expensive cost of their benefits, AND then add in your cost for this type of insurance..

Per hour Id say youd be making.. minimum wage at best?

So for minimum wage, at best, they have the expectation of quality excellence when those of this caliber can make double anywhere else, andthen when they get garbage, they then dont want to be responsible for hiring it.

I will say it again

They have taken what used to be a great and professional place to work and taken it straight to the bottom.

Dumb question
What does "gross line" mean?

This is a dumb question but how do you
access Imail? Without going to medquist.com? I thought it was mail.medquistmail.com but something is not registering. Thanks in advance. Just can't get my fill of giddy up and let's get going emails! haha.
This might be a dumb question, but - sm
did you give a full 2 weeks' notice and work it out?  If you did then they might hire you back.
This might sound dumb to you....
but what company is eScription & MedTran affiliated with? Thanks :)
YOU are not making them look dumb! They do that to themselves! nm


Sorry if this is a dumb question...
I've worked for only companies that do transcription from good old voice files or microcassettes. Can you explain to me what speech recognition is? And please, no mean comments about how out of touch I am! =)
This might be really dumb question, but how did you
dumb question here (sm)
What in the world is E & O insurance?
The 3 times...yes 3....I was an dumb enough....sm
to work there....all QA came from India, the most ridiculous QA I had EVER experienced.  It got to a point where I would NOT even pay any attention to QA that was sent to me. 
Not a dumb question at all...

Editing can be the best and the worst job you will ever have.  I derived so much satisfaction from teaching and mentoring the transcriptionists.  I provided excellent feedback and did my best to help them become better MTs.  On the other hand, it can be aggravating to the core.  Some MTs appreciate the input, thank you for it, and put it into immediate practice.  Others, however, are the abusers of the system and don't care about the quality of their work and send through the same crap over and over again, knowing that the Editor will have to correct it or risk a negative QA review him/herself.  There were times I felt as though it would have been easier to delete the whole report and type it from scratch rather than go line by line, correcting multiple errors in every sentence.  Editing became a bad deal when the MTSOs figured out how much money they would save by paying the editors per line rather than per hour or salary.  The editor was expected to perform all the same duties, often including reformatting or retyping the entire report and correcting all the repeat account specific errors, WHICH, by the way, have been explained to the same offenders over and over again.  The editor earns a fraction of what the original MT does for the same report but often invests just as much time in the report.  Also there is no compensation for feedback sent in e-mails.  Like I said, there are days you will love it, but there are days, also, where you will sit in your chair, steaming and enraged at how you are being taken advantage of by your company and the MTs who abuse your knowledge and time. 

Anyone dumb enough to pay Excalibur
deserves the lesson they are about to receive. WAKE UP! SMELL THE SCAM!
just plain dumb!
I have a couple of docs on my primary acct. who start every report with the patient's name and SS#. I can't believe an MD would be that clueless! There definitely should be some laws about those things!
This is a dumb question but how do I access..sm
For the Record? I have never head of it and when I Googled it nothing came up. I want to check the ads there. Thanks.
Editing - dumb question here
I've never done editing, but a few questions have been going through my mind as I read about it on MTStars. Why is it less net money than transcribing? You listen to the transcription and read what is typed - do you have to fix a lot of wrong words? Do you have to type long comments to the transcriptionist? Would love to have comments on the good and bad of editing. Thanks -
Not to sound dumb, but does FN - Futurenet?
Yeah, I was dumb enough to fall for that one!
Sorry that was dumb.. current and new..sounded redundant..LOL nm

this may sound dumb but what exactly is an independant contractor?
I've always been an employee
Yes, call waiting works. I also have call forwarding from my home line
You can call it greed, I call it feeling like
I am back in the 80s with the money I am pulling in. SS, retirement check and my paycheck, cha-ching. Not planning on taking it with me, never. Love to travel and have 4 places planned for this year. High maintenance lady here. Ta-Ta.
People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
Excellent company!!!!
I worked for SS and some people were very RUDE and I am talking about the editing people in some
instances.  It ALL depends on the person, as it does with any company.  They paid on time and the lady over me was very nice, but boy the person in QA was mean to EVERYONE!!  Never seen anything like it before.
Are people trying to scare people or just tell them what is happening. I am not scared just seeing
that things are changing very rapidly and not for the better for me. If I have no work and need multiple accounts everyone else is in the same boat now arent they that have my accounts. That is how people know what is going on.
Maybe due to the people that manage Amherst. I think MQ would be a lot better off finding new people
up there with all the problems you hear about that office. Seems like something is very very wrong there.
I doubt it. There are more happy people than unhappy people sm
at Medquist. I've checked out other companies but I liked MQ the best (I kept working at MQ while testing other companies).
SO right! People who get paid to bring people on-board -sm
to these companies (few, if any, are 100% honest, it seems), are going to be honest and tell you anything that isn't rosy and sugar-coated. Having a good prospective MT walk because the company isn't so great means less green dollars in their bank account every month. They're not going to tell us anything that DOESN'T make them more money.
More people will come into VR because the qualifcations to do MT are not the same. Lots of people w
to work at home. It's all relative to what you are used to. The nationals are counting on this. I think MTs will work cheaper rather than reenter the work force with no other skills than MT. The nationals are counting on this.
They named people's names. That is not right. People just sm

need to keep from naming names.  I thought it was an informative bit of information, but when you name names, then posts are way out of line. 

I would really like to see a truly professional way of talking about a company.  I don't care what board you go to, somehow people just do not want to play nice when it comes to talking about people.  If those people could learn to be a little more professional and stop posting names to their wrath or anger, then that will be the day I can say I am proud to be in this profession.  When I see those types of things, it makes my skin crawl.  If it were me being talked about, I would be livid.  I certainly understand why the posts were deleted.