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You basically said ignore cherry-pickers.

Posted By: Yes you did defend them on 2009-02-19
In Reply to: Excuse me? - sm

And what a cheap shot to claim someone else can't read. Have fun being a bleeding-heart loser! To say basically ignore someone doing wrong is by default to defend the action.

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The idiot who is saying ignore cherry pickers
has probably never had to suffer in lines and wages the consequences of a cherry-picker. People like her saying ignore it and go on are just as bad as those who condone it. Look way below, she's now personally attacking the person who called her on it!!
Cherry pickers. sm
Does anyone work for a company who will not overlook cherry picking?  Thanks.
Cherry pickers
And if it goes to someone more familiar, how will you ever become familiar with it? That familiar person may leave and you get half a dozen reports you cannot do and you make zilch because you didn't take the time to become familiar.
Cherry Pickers
Happening everywhere, also adjustment in lines, not counting this, not counting that. We have some really dishonest greaseball people running things these days. I feel for ya, I really do. I would look elsewhere if I were you.
Cherry pickers and other cherry pickers
my experience is all hospital acute care, 16 years.  So, working for nationals, I think in the last 3 years especially, your supervisors have quotas too, and they are the worst cherry pickers, I don't think the transcriptionists have the ability like your supervisors have to get the better dictation but they do.  If they say they don't they are lying.  How do you think they are able to send you stats, etc., plus if you are ground floor on an account they get the better dictation.  I asked 3 companies if it was first in, first out, they assured me it was but in the first month all I got were mainly ESLs, short short dictations, and slurred speakers.  Give me a break!  Who are they kidding?  Of course they don't care and that is why there is such heavy turnovers.  Women will be women. 
Cherry pickers

I have to say it is not like crying someone got a bigger piece of candy, it has to do with you type your fingers to the bone putting up with all the lousy dictators and the cherry pickers end up with higher productivity and possibly better raises.  Sure you type all the lousy reports and you are a better MT because of it, but you can also be a poorer $$ wise MT. 

True story...working on-site with 3 of us on the job.  One wanted to come in at 3 a.m. and work until 8 a.m. because of child care issues.  My shift started at 6 a.m. and this person was never there, but her productivity was sky high,,,then we figured it out, there was one doc who read almost all radiology reports as normal.  We realized that none of his reports were ever there when we came in in the a.m. only the ESL and lousy dictators.  So we started watching, sure enough this doc easily read 150 reports and probably 135 of them were normals (or so he said).  So revenge is sweet....after we heard yet again from our sup. how wonderful so and so was and how much work she produced ,so we started hiding his work and leaving her all the lousy dictators......  All of the sudden,  her line count dropped in the toilet and the cat was out of the bag.  The good docs work got done at 6 a.m. and no one was the wiser. Too bad it is not possible when you are working off-site.

cherry pickers
My 2 cents: I've been an MT for 25 years. I've worked in hospitals where cherry picking was always a huge issue for some. There would be accusations filed with the supe, investigations done, department meetings held, and conclusion would usually be: It couldn't be definitely proven. If it was clear that an MT had assigned herself/himself a bunch of good stuff and skipped higher priority jobs, then he/she might be verbally reprimanded but rarely written up (usually because he/she wasn't the only one guilty and could point the finger at others). Most of the times, supe told everybody to MYOB. My best friend still works in-house and has a co-worker who skips any and everything to get only x-rays. When she asked after 3 years of this, if they could have a dept. meeting or do something to work through this, she was told that this person was too valuable to mess with because of her willingness to work late shift. I now work for a national and there is no way to cherry pick on my accounts, short of closing out/shutting down and going back in 15-30 minutes later, which would only cause you to have to make up that time later, and you might even end up with that same job you wanted to skip and it's not worth it. My lead actually routed me a job recently asking for my help and apologizing that she was sending me an op note that several MTs had skipped over. Each MT has to decide how much time/energy to put into fighting cherry picking or whether to try to let it go as one of the many unfair obstacles we face in life.
what makes you think cherry pickers are fat??
Cherry Pickers do not fare well
with me. If you wind up on my account and I catch you cherry-picking, you will get one warning. If you cherry-pick again on purpose again, I will report you to management and do all in my power to get you either written up or terminated. It is not fair to the other MTs on the account. Cherry-pickers ruin it for everyone, and should not call themselves MTs.
Cherry-pickers are whiners themselves
We may whine BUT WE DO EVERY REPORT WE GET unlike cowardly cherry-picking. Yes you do as I said previously advocate dishonesty of cherry-pickers. THEY are the incompetent ones. I am very good and have myself fired those for cherry-picking. You should be directing your childish ranting to the ones who do NOT do every report. We good MTs have the right to complain about the unfairness of cherry-pickers taking the easy way out and LOSER IDIOTS like you who defend them. Yeah rates have gone down. WHY? Because Indian MTs DO NOT cherry-pick. They (like me and the others on here who don't like cherry-pickers) do EVERY report they come across. You are such a loser to defend lightweight MTs who deliberately only do easy reports. LOSER
the bottom line - Cherry-Pickers are scum,
should be fired, and should not even call themselves MTs. If you have a job, you type what is assigned to you. Don't like it?! Take up burger-flipping. Only incompetent MTs cherry-pick.
Please look at your posts defending dishonest cherry-pickers, then look at yourself.
Ignore it. If they are just basically e-mailing

do not feel compelled to answer an e-mail that has other MT names in it.  If it is directed right at you, then answer when you get the chance.  Don't feel nailed to the computer. 

Now if they are using IM, that is a different story.  Instant messenger is control in my honest opinion and as an IC should not be part of the deal. 

If you know your accounts in and out you may want to stay and just ignore some of the e-mails that get you hot and bothered.

I also am an IC for an online company that does mass e-mails when there is work to be done, but it is not directed right at me but to all MTs on that particular account.  I do not feel the need to answer each and every e-mail unless I am the only addressee.  Of course, you may not know if they are blind copying, but just my opinion.

I liked the program too, and love Joann's idea for dealing with cherry pickers
or people who skip reports - assigning the MT who skipped a report 3 reports by the same dictator so they learn how to do them.
reporting cherry pickers falls on deaf ears. I have complained for years.
Spoken by one of the pickers....

Man, I worked for them for a while but was so disgusted by the cherry picking (amoung other things) that I threw in the towel.  I even heard some girls get up at 3 in the morning to download the easy docs.  This is supposed to be against company rules but the company does not seem to really care.  It was not a good fit for me but might be for you!!

On way to cherry pick is to whine about hard doctors and get assigned the easier docs which leaves the rest of us with what?  Hard.  Thanks.


what I've gathered..

  • MT, like most other professions, is unpredictable.

  • It is possible to make 25k, but not common.

  • Formal training with a program such as Career Step is not a requirement, but it would be an asset.

  • There are other ways for me to become educated in the field besides a formal program.

  • And, finally, you get out of it what you put into it.

I appreciate the advice and insight from all of you.  I will take into consideration when making my decision.  Thanks again.

Ignore them if you can.
I didn't think you were management or brown-nosing, nor did I see anything wrong with your post. I don't think it is old biddies, I think they are extremely young or at least they seem immature to me. They are like little gremlins or something. The very second they see anything positive said or someone asks a question, it seems to irritate them and they crawl out. Couldn't tell you why, but don't worry about it. Everyone that reads these forums are not that way. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and I for one am glad to see someone happy with their company.
Ignore this
I have no idea why this double posted, but if someone could delete one, I would be much appreciative!
Ignore them

Oh my gosh just delete them.  That's what I do.  They are not asking you specifically to get on and work so if it's not your shift why are you getting so upset about it?  Use your delete key.


Basically the same goes for me
The local physicians I work for require me to keep all the notes I transcribe. They're all stored by date. If I didn't keep them, they'd have a lot of missing files. Don't ask me what they do with them, but I print the reports directly to their printers and it never fails (twice today in fact) they're looking for the notes. Sometimes they're looking for notes that I typed 6 months ago.

Have I no shame, you may ask, and rightfully so.  If I were truly of sound mind, that would be a very fair question.  Unfortunately, as I have detailed below, that is, sadly, not the case. 

There is hope, however!  You see, as I was about to fling myself into The Hillbilly Acres Memorial Septic Tank, I was amazingly stopped by the engineer who was, AT THAT VERY MOMENT, servicing said septic tank.  Can we all talk about timing??!!  This kind man informed me that he was looking for an assistant and I was OBVIOUSLY PERFECT FOR THAT JOB!  Of course, I was forced to perform a few acts that were rather displeasing to my various personas (hey, haven't we all been in this position at one or another time in our lives!) to acquire said Asst Septic Tank Engineer job but it is going to be worth it, I know!  Soon I will have money for health insurance and MEDICATION and will never darken your MT doorsteps ever, EVER AGAIN.  I PROMISE!


Thank you in advance for your cooperation with us!

Basically I'm saying
that if you don't get anywhere with your supervisor, if it bugs you that much and you are suffering for it, go to their supervisor.

Basically happy with MQ.
Line counts okay, too.
I ignore verbatim
and use common sense. If it is obviously a woman, ADT screen if you are on DocQScribe will tell you that. The doctors have these degrees but they are not perfect. Nobody is. I have a doctor who does not even know how to count, 1, 2 4, 8, 7, ??? Now I do not type this.

We are smarter than the docs sometime and just forget about verbatim in those situations.

They do not even know how to spell many meds either but you can't go verbatim here either.

You will give good patient care by typing what is right and ignoring the doc.
Ignore the above post. nm
Ignore the troll.
It basically means that
you will qualify to submit your finished documents directly to the facility (hospital, doctor's office, etc.) that the account is for instead of having all of your documents go through QA first. I honestly cannot remember what the initials stand for...it's Direct Submission...something...lol.
I usually ignore these things too
This report was from a couple days ago, so I don't think things have changed. The format is totally 100% wrong in nearly all fields. The thing is, they let these new MTs off QA in a matter of days. I understand there were many new MTs to check, but I don't understand how something like this got through, especially when one of my reports was reviewed and though there were no errors, I was told to use of between CO2 and the number to avoid confusion. Seems a bit picky when you have something like this report going to the facility. There was no additional sign off on this report and this particular doctor is a very, very good dictator, though uses many uncommon terms that need to be looked up. I don't know, I guess I will hold off a bit for now.
Where I am it goes basically by what you are paid - sm
The more you make the harder the dictators, though my manager does try to give an equal balance to it all and not nail you will all bad dictators in one day. She assigns out the work (no pool here) and certain awful ones get rotated between a few of us, some I get to avoid completely as others are very proficient at those particular doctors, and ditto for them. I do some docs others hate, but I like to do, and they like some of the docs I hate. On rare occasion I ask her to not give me anyone too awful as I am sick or very tired and she tried to do so, but only if she can. I don't make a habit out of doing that. But absolutely no one except the newbies get easy stuff on a consistant basis. Kind of stinks in a way, but as I said I usually get a 50/50 mix so it is not too bad. That is what your manager should do, and not play blatent favorites, that totally stinks.
That is basically the same conversation i had with them...
Said they would send me info..i got 2 wacked out samples and i asked about acct specifics and they are confused as to what exactly i want. Seems pretty disorganized to me as well!! Thanks for letting me know...much appreciated
You and me both. I basically just clean up
for brand spanking new MTs at one-third of their line rate.  Depressing.  But am making a little money while looking for other jobs.
I think all of these companies are basically the
when someone replies?  No one is anywhere for charity anymore.  Everyone has their hand in the pot these days.  That is just part of life.  If you think for one minute you are going to ask about a company and only receive positives, you're in for a big disappointment.  Why not try the company out for yourself if you are just going to defend them anyway?  It does not hurt to try, but from what I read here, there are MTs who have tried and they were not impressed.  SoftScript has an advertisement almost every week, so what does that tell you?  Rapid expansion? That is a big MAYBE in my opinion.  Different strokes for different folks.  Good luck on whatever you decide including posting here or other boards.  LOL  
They ignore both IM AND emails sm
Emails are usually ignored.  As for IM, usually ignored also except for 1 person, who is good at answering but she's lower down the pole and isn't the contact person for some of the stuff.  She's the only good one there. 
How about you just don't handle it and ignore it.
sometimes, less is best!

Right. That's what the article said, basically.
That all correct English is the same, wherever the country:

English in India may have a British hangover but by no means is it vastly different from American English or any other correct English for that matter.

She expects Indians working for American countries to have excellent English ... like hers. If only our visitor could write like that, we wouldn't be appalled.

Its odd, but they are basically a middle man, which
I personally didn't like. It was frustrating at times. Also, in my experience, we got the bottom of the barrel work from the hospital, even more than usual for a national. The pay was low at 8 cpl, which I understand is still the current pay, so I'm sure DiskR gets a big hunk of what the hospital is really paying. Obviously, I know, its business, but it seemed odder than the usual set up of working for a national. I found it would have been more pleasant just working for the hospital, because you are 100% an employee of the hospital and not Diskriter. I just did not care for the whole atmosphere, lots of cherry picking and more than usual politics, but nobody really to turn to, as the hospital didn't want to know from beans, and DR had its own issues. Very  much a stuck in the middle feeling...but not a good one.
OSi because they ignore me about a secondary
This is basically the reason that we have never....sm
been able to attain professional status as language specialists. I did try QA for a while after many years as an MT but could not believe the poor quality of the work I was seeing. It made me ill! This never would have been tolerated back in the day. No one would have even dared to apply for a position as an MT if they, at a minimum, couldn't pass a simple grammar test. Even the simple things as in this case,there vs their, tense errors, just no basic English (American) language skills. I do not see it getting better unless people are required to show they know the basics before they are hired.
Just ignore her TT112.
Gloria loves to stir the pot and will post under different monikers agreeing with herself. Oh yeah -- just my observation.
Which basically reads is
that the sorority sisters at AAMT don't care about you, never did.
Ignore her. We are all in this world
Basically, same experience...

I worked there for a while as an employee doing ER reports.  I basically had the same experience as you regarding management pressure and unexplained line count deficiencies. 

Regarding Karen, there was an MT on my account with this name.  The manager that we had for ER accounts was a new manager who came over from Medware (I think that was the name) and Karen was a pet who followed her over from there.  There were a lot of people who followed that manager, and, of course, they were the ones who always had work when work ran low.  Unfortunately, I wasn't one of those pets.  I ended up leaving and I'm very happy that I did.

But basically you are only speaking for yourself
I read your posting above and wondered if you dislike it so much, why do it? Is there not another job you can do besides this because the way it looks most companies are headed towards VR. I will make almost $190 today on the VR I work on and I am totally loving it. I would not be unhappy if I did not, would find another business.
Tsk. Ignore above post. Obviously
No, she did not ignore the point. sm
She was making the point that if you know something in advance, you should not complain about it later if you agreed to it. Just stick to your point, if valid. If not, why complain because you agreed to it.
Basically, does she owe anyone else money? nm
I talked to a Transolutions MT and basically
she was happy with the company. I try to find out as much as I can about a company when I interview, just to file away for future reference. She was looking for part-time work, and actually said she would recommend them. So.......who knows?
Please just scan through and ignore any MQ news. (sm)
As with any company, when something new comes up there are quite a few posts about it, this happens to be a large company and has a lot of employees.

Just scan through the headings, you don't have to open each one. I bet it will only take a few minutes to do.

Have a nice day.
Glad you can ignore verbatim -
We were told very specifically to type word for word. We can send things to QA if we question them. Also have one doctor who specifies all his numbers be left out of order because he has some nutty system in his charts that he likes to use. What you do cannot be applied across the board, much as we all might like to do it!