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Posted By: Amazed on 2009-09-29
In Reply to: Actually I found the exact quote made on AAMTs - Let me think

WOW, if there was a doubt left in anybody's mind, that should dispel it. YOU ARE A STALKER. Your disdain for GP is quite obvious. We get it, are bored with it. I don't have the time to go look up the rest of her quote, but I would bet there is more that you left out.

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Actually it was...here's the quote
guidelines. There is a link on the top of each page that tells you what you need to know and one of them is not to post account information. No one is attacking you. It is just common sense that you don't go around posting account information.

Actually, I did and take a look at your quote:
And for your information, nurses are making MORE not LESS. Let's get real here.

To me, that justified my out-of-proportion post.
Again, and I quote...
none of that really matters to me. My thing is as long as the work is there and my paychecks are on time, I have NOTHING to worry about.
I think it is 30% but don't quote me on that. nm
I quote you......(sm)
As an aside, can you think of any better way for a terrorist organization to infiltrate?

THAT is a MIGHTY POWERFUL and very scary possibility.
it says and i quote from the packet
in front of me" if you experience unscheduled downtime you will be paid at the hourly downtime rate". for more info go toQnet. Why would I make it up?? But what does "unscheduled" mean??? I know now that my CSC archives on a certain day and I can't transmit for an hour. Maybe they will have scheduled downtime that we have to work around?? Don't know and too tired to look at Qnet todayso don't ask me.
see message and quote
_Are we supposed to shut off our phone because our CS reps are Indian?? _

Absolutely. Let them email you. Don't interrupt your productivity to struggle with yet another ESL telling you what to do.

I've been suffering the last few days from Indians calling me to ask if I take credit cards because I recently switched my home phone to a business line to get unlimited business LD. I instantly turn on my learned Russian accent and they have no clue what to do.

In my humble American opinion, make them responsible. Emails are less intrusive, take less time and are less offensive to the auricular sense, and force the originator to be held accountable for the fluency and clarity of their thought processes.
They'll get you a quote.
It's $20-something for me and $70-something for me and my two kids a week. The LPD depends on what system you are working on. 11,000 per week for eScription and 5600 for the straight typing accounts I believe.
what you say is hardly possible, I quote from your psot....sm
'Crummy quality. Do you think your clients and prospective clients don't know that you change employees more often than most people change their underwear? '

For: s/msg
How can you say that? Do you change your underwear only once a month?

don't ever quote a rate
without SEEING what it is you are agreeing to.

Dr. A might have you doing envelopes with addresses, multiple copies, etc and Dr. B might just schlep out SOAP notes.

Have an idea what you want to make an hour. After you've met with a client, figure out how much you need to do in an hour to make that rate.

And just suggestion, 20cpl will get you filed in the circular file pretty quickly.
That last is an old quote. Can't take credit. :) NM
In response to your quote: "sm)
doctors do not generate revenue, documents do.
In theory, that may be correct, but put on your thinking cap straight. If there were no doctors dictating, there would be no MTs transcribing the documents.
Name your source and the total quote
Its irresponsible of you to suggest that Obama (or McCain for that matter) wants to put records online implying they could be unprotected.

So name your source, and the entire quote and then WE can determine what the position actually is...
Sorry my quote marks disappeared. (??!!)
The rest of the quote was that we have to do multiple...sm
specialties. It is entirely reasonable to think a multispecialty MT of 30 years would have a broader base of knowledge than a doctor fresh out of medical school.

An LPN and an RN cannot do surgery, either, yet for some reason you put them above a medical transcriptionist. As for a doctor, unless you are actually performing a surgery, your skill lies in your interpretation of signs, symptoms, lab tests, etc.

A medical Transcriptionist has to use this same thought process every day. How many times to look at the past medical history to figure out a medication or look at a lab value to differentiate a diagnosis?

I am afraid you sell MTs very short.
Sorry, the quote should have been "what society has done to us."
Can't say that I am in that category.
In the papers they sent me, it says they do. See exact quote inside. sm

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Quote from TransTech's ad on Jobs Board

* Paid maternity/paternity leave

Get it now ????  That is age discrimination! 

Apologies - my quote marks were deleted!?...nm
Years ago I heard a quote I loved:

Second marriage is the triumph of optimism over experience. 

That's sort of how I look at trying to make a go of it with Transcend, having been front row center at the fall of several very pleasant small companies that were gobbled up by mega MTSOs.  And I KNOW that if I give in, they will definitely not respect me in the morning. 

Quote from OP's post: Do they offer the same benefits as Trascend....
My quote marks on "nack" didn't show up.
I know it's knack, but the OP used nack.
Inside is the quote; not the red. The red in my post is my own personal opinion.

*** We started using the Enterprise Express Speech System in late October of 2007 and have already seen a 500 percent increase in speech-recognized drafted
reports. While just 20 members of our team of 300 transcriptionists
are using the system now, we plan to expand its use significantly. In
only 60 days we've seen dramatic productivity climbs and our team
loves the system. ****

Actually I didn't quote a figure that I make per hour....sm
(it is above $25/hour, however) but I will say this: if the MT field is one's chosen area, then investing in it is a must. That means, instead of calling others who state they make healthy per-hour wages liars, your time would be better spent in getting as much info as possible in how that was achieved - and learning from it as well as adopting whatever it takes to help YOU. It means spending more time learning and less time bashing. It means concentration on retention of info, both old and new, to further your knowledge. It means learning what works best for you - not the next MT or whomever has posted on this board. It means taking feedback, again, without whining about it. I know of no other field where criticism isn't an essential factor - again, use it *positively* and don't let it affect you negatively! It means being open to trying new specialties when asked - you never know until you try - maybe it's just what you needed! There is a whole host of other things that you can try, but TRYING them is the key. Nothing ventured, nothing gained - and gain IS, after all, what it's all about, isn't it?
I quote Glenda the Good Witch: Begone before
Actually I found the exact quote made on AAMTs
It is STILL possible
Posted By: gourdpainter on 2009-09-23
In Reply to: Divide and conquer............. - sm

didn't AAMT organize MTs? At least I thought they did as I joined way back in 1978?? I think it was.

This was in answer to a person saying they were trying to feed their children, having to hold onto her job, no matter what the pay was, not wanting to strike against MTing. I saw absolutely no followup comment, only the 1 in favor of AAMTs.
That is an outright untruth! We are paid 3 cents less than our normal quote, at least I am.
I can't believe some of you want these great MTs to think you are not getting paid well for VR work. That just is totally not true. I have 2 clients on VR and the pay is the same if not 3 cpl less than standard transcription and with the VR the line counts do double and sometimes triple. So, to all MTs out here - DO NOT BELIEVE THE MTSO IS NOT PAID WELL OR PAID HALF FOR THEIR VR ACCOUNTS! That just is not true.

I have line rates from many hospitals using VR and the rates are fairly high and comparable to standard transcription.

Yeah, this site doesn't accept quote marks. You have to
use an apostrophe around your phrase instead, or at least that's what I do.