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Thanks. That is very kind of you. I wish working was not so crucial for me sm

Posted By: Nervous Nellie on 2007-10-31
In Reply to: Ok, I see your point. I apologize. (sm) - nm

right now, but for now, I am the sole support for the household, and it does get a bit scary at times.  Still, you are right in that coming here really does no good.   I may have to try to find a second job until I can build more of a cushion for us so that the off times will not be so scary.

Again, thanks for your kindness and understanding.  It is appreciated.

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I love working at TT. They have been very kind and understanding with me sm

on many occasions, and I have nothing bad to say about them.  However, I have also come to realize that it is my responsibility to seek out other sources of income, especially with the holidays coming up.  I am single with no children, but I still have tons of bills (my fault), and I doubt the electric company or other places will just let it slide because work is slow.  I am going to be starting an IC position that will allow me to flex my hours around the times I am committed to TT.  I definitely hope it gets better, and I have asked for another account, but sometimes I guess we have to be proactive and take care of ourselves.

Good luck to you!

I kinda agree. I enjoy working at TT, but this kind of "overkill" is why people sm
get tired of us talking so much on here. Every place I have ever worked has always paid early if the pay day fell on a holiday.  Granted, they do not have to, and it is a nice and considerate thing to do, but hardly so much so as to make me want to burst into a chorus of Go Tell It On the Mountain.   lol
What kind of foreigner are working for TransTech that puts $ sign behind number?????

Foreigner, where are you from?  You working for 3 cents per line, too.

Ditto.. Over 13 years experience working in hospitals doing all types of reports, currently working
for a national etc.. and Spheris told me I didnt have the qualifications. What cracked me up was the hospital I was working at at the time contracted some of our work out to them.. What a joke..I was good enough to work for a hospital and gave them work, yet not qualified enough for them. What is wrong with this picture.
MQ same situation. No pay for working holidays, no pay for working weekends nothing. Now noone works
much anymore and so they jerk the work out of the accounts to some place that throws it back with a lot of bad bad quality. This is the NE region. I dont know what the others are doing.
working from home is awesome but working for DSG is not...
horrible dictators, sound quality is bad, no answers to emails and they run out of work consistently...that is just my experience though...
I wonder if you would be kind enough to tell me......
exactly what constitutes "good reason" for my home phone number to be given out to anyone by Lee as it was?

I'm sorry. I went to work and then had to come back to ask this question. I even looked up *confidentiality* in my Webster's trying to find the loopholes.

Thank you.
She was very kind
and all, but Lee or someone should know that she is misrepresenting herself. She should know that it's OK to say, "I am new to Keystrokes and feel that this is a great company to work for" instead of lying and saying "I have worked for Keystrokes for X amount of years and they are great" when she had only been working there a few days. There is no need to lie to people.
I am using one, but it must be the right kind
At some point, and I think it was when I installed Express Scribe, I could configure my footpedal. Try to do it, and if it won't let you - then you don't have the right kind of footpedal (it's either 9 or 13 pins, I can't remember which).
What kind of pay for V/R? nm
What kind do you like and what don't you?
Is is the work types, or the dictators? What I don't like are the long pauses in dictation. I have heard a couple of the dictators seem to hit a pause button, but most of them don't know how to do that.
What kind of changes? nm
What is the use of this? I have been getting this kind of
run around also, but why would companies treat MTs this way... no loyalty breeds no loyalty in return. I hate to say misery loves company but seems like more than we have had this happen. How to stop it is another question. IMHO.
Actually, I kind of see it although we
did it to ourselves. Suddenly, you were supposed to be Super Woman, it was the new version of Once Upon a Time. Get a degree, get a job, earn the bacon, fry it up in the pan, etc., somehow you end up being the one who gets the kids and hub up and out the door, taken to the doctor, drop off the dry cleaning, excel at work and keep a clean house and by the way, don't forget to look spectacular at all times. of course, if you are in a bad mood, your hormones must be at fault. Been there, done that, got the bumper sticker and the T-shirt which I now use to dust furniture!
you are EXACTLY the kind of sm
person I am talking about! Was there any point to that? I am not whining. I am stating a fact that there is no point in folks reacting to other people like YOU are reacting. Sounds like you are attacking! The ability to disagree and just down right nasty are two different things and you fit the latter.
May I ask what kind you have?
Maybe it's just Hughes, because my experience has been pretty crappy. I do know that an ex in Missouri had some little rinky dink company; he paid half what I did ($39) and had a signal that was twice as fast as mine and didn't seem to have the fluctuations. I assume that rinky-dink got its feed from one of the big ones but was never able to figure out who. There has to be something better than what I've got now, but few people even have internet in my area except some of the city dwellers with DSL(where populations get up to about 723!!!)
I have a car but if I said which kind
I am sure I would be called management which I definitely am not.
Thanks so much and that is what I was kind of
afraid of.  I applied for that one on the job board because of loads and loads of orthopedics experience but they want you to have Dictaphone or the equivalent.  I do not have Dictaphone and not sure that I have the equivalent, I have never worked on it so I am not sure what they are looking for.
Feels kind of right, what your saying
"The other troublemaker"
Sounds kind of
Well I did that kind of production too.....
Until going on the VA account. It's a whole other ball game and a totally different story.
What kind of problems
did you have with your LD service before you got Vonage? I am switching from Vonage to Verizon Freedom because I have been getting disconnected a lot and heard it was from Vonage. Hoping I'm not making a mistake.

That's kind of cryptic. What do you mean by that? TIA
What kind of accounts do they have?nm
what kind of proof do you want:?
and still have proof of it ALL after 2 years!  There will always be those who have a good experience at a company and assume that it is the same for everyone at that company.  Sorry to burst your bubble, but that is not the case. 
OK... I really want to see some kind of link here. sm
I don't believe this for a second. I believe this poster is just trying to stir things up. If this were really true, then the OP would have posted a link or would have provided the source of the information (the news source) so this could be verified. Otherwise, if no link/source is provided where we can verify this, I would just assume this poster is a troll.
What kind of experience do you have?
If you are having these kind of problems

I would have to ask why?  So many happy MTs getting their direct deposit every other Friday like clockwork, and you are having issues every payday.  Plus you mention checks, and we get DD.  I can not imagine having to call payroll every payday.

Thank you so much for the kind words!
I want to thank you all for your kind words SM

and suggestions.  It means a lot to me.  I'm a pretty optimistic person, so I believe something better will come along...but it feels good to share my frustrations with those of you who have been there, done that, and got the T-shirt!

I better go to work!  Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

Just Me

This is kind of silly, isn't it?

I agree with the poster who said that people are entirely too quick to use the term racist.  At any rate, I think enough has been said.  

what kind of reports sm
$1.20 is OK for plain films, but stinks for MRIs, angios, etc. IF there's a good mix, you're OK, if mostly long reports you'll be working for peanuts. Also, if you'll be typing patient info and headers, that takes so much time. just my opinion.

What kind of information are you looking for?
This is the kind of pay that makes QA
just fall to the bottom. I love mentoring, but please pay me an hourly wage to do it and I don't mean $15 an hour!! I am assisting with my 30 years of knowledge to help a fellow MT become an asset to the profession! Being paid by the line to mentor a new MT is disgusting. I have mentored many and have been a QA specialist for a number of years and in our profession for more than I would care to think and every day I wake up and look at these boards and read the pay, I become more disgusted with the field.
True and kind of not.

I do think that was meant as the laidback lifestyle.  I see it as more of a convenience factor in setting the hours most of the time, lack of having to commute, etc.  Yes, we should all be professional all the time, and for the majority of us, that is the case.  However, there is always a bad apple or two throughout the ranks no matter where you go or even what field. 

I agree with what most of the recruiters are saying as far as presentation.  Why someone would apply for a job without a resume, I have no idea.  Secondly I completely and totally agree with not using cutsy e-mail addresses.  I was a hiring manager (not for an MT company), and that was one of the first ways we narrowed candidates down.  Those were immediately pitched.

One othe comment about the AAMT.  They set a guideline.  The client sets the standard.

what is Beyond TXT? Is that some kind of platform?
Well see, that's kind of what I'm talking about ...
people in this industry are so scared of losing their jobs, and so quick to turn on each other for the slightest thing, even a post that makes some suggestions and speculations about why things are the way they are. Most MTs seem to prefer to just bury their head in the sand and pretend all the ills in this business will just 'go away'.

When I talked about women-dominated medical transcription, I wasn't referring to management, owners, or above, but those who actually sit down and DO the transcription. And that is mostly women. Women are exceedingly difficult to organize (I've been trying and failing in that endeavor for years at my old hospital). And it's because they've had it pounded into them (sometimes literally) that we're lucky to have jobs at all.

I know I don't have all the answers, and don't recall saying that I did. But I CAN say that divisiveness will not help this (or any other) field in the slightest.

You're right about the government, but that's for another post and another board.....
have you ever done this kind of work before? sm
It is quite difficult and very tedious. People talking over one another, sometimes a lot of research on the internet that you would have to do just to find certain studies and authors. Quite frankly, I do not think $50 an audio hour is worth it. That breaks down to about $12/hour +/- $2/hour, depending on how good you are.

On the other hand, he is being quite generous with the pay, because there are transcription services that are paying $25-30/audio hour for the same kind of work!! That breaks down to $7-10/hour! And there are people that will do it!!

That is just my 2 cents
Thank you kind lady.
What kind of questions?

I once had to take a handwriting analysis at a job interview.  Very strange.  I didn't get the job but was actually relieved.

What kind of platform do they use? nm
What kind of equipment do you need?

Do you need a C-phone?

I just think it is kind of strange that
inquiries?  Do they not have other employees?  It seems that only two posters pretty much reply, which one is you (Jo), and the other is KSMT....  Just think this is kind of strange.  Are you to PR for keystrokes?  Hmmmm?
What kind of coverage?
Is that pretty good coverage or a big deductible?
What kind of connection do you need?

I'm still waiting for a fast connection (one is coming within 5 months), but sometimes go to WIFI hot spots to work.  Does TransTech's platform work with any kind of connection?  Some of the MTs that used to work where I am working now have bailed to TT and seem happy and relieved. 

Does Transtech have any offshore affiliations?

Do they allow you to stay on familiar accounts or do they jumble your accounts and authors? 


What kind of a system is it?
Don't know what kind of system they
are using, but they just put in a new VPN server to handle it. I was just wondering if there was anything I could do at home to help staying connected, or if other people had experienced this while running Extext.
So tired - what kind of set up do you have
I have always been advised that as an IC we are responsible for our own social security which is taxed at 15%. Everything I had read on the IRS site also states this.   Are you saying you only pay 7% as if you were employed by a company with the company contributing other 7%?   I need to get another accountant!  I am talking true IC and not statutory status.
...ask and see what kind of capabilities it really
MQ - Keystrokes - to the kind (sm)
people who answered me below with regard to starting over with Expanders - I thank you!  I will be using Meditech - that's all I know, but I do appreciate the heads up - so I can be prepared ahead of time that I need to start over putting them in all over - Oh, well, just glad to be out of the MQ drama - so it will be worth it!  Thanks again!  sincerely,
What kind of issues?
Isn't the teaching hospital done in word? I think I am on the same one, as they said this is the only large teaching hospital. I could be wrong though!