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A contact of mine worked for them for 6 years w/o probs, FT. She retired from them, too. nm

Posted By: wanderer on 2006-01-02
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Mine is a Retired Old Fart
Have done it for 2 years - no probs
They guarantee their work - so I'll repeat what the other poster said - if you have the backup, go for it.

I use the online turbo tax and have had no problems the last 2 years. It is easy and fairly fast.

good luck to you.
My fones have been in my tower for years now as sound is so much clearer. No probs. nm
my dad just retired at full retirement age, and there is a limit on income for the first 2 years tha
Would try to contact old supervisor or someone you worked with.
I worked for Cbay for 3 years. I was also part of their lay off back many years ago. sm
Even though I got stuck in a lay off era, I still love the company. They paid well then. The people were nice (exception of 1 person) and if I had the opportunity I would go back again. Fortunately (or unfortunately - depending on how u look at it), I have a great paying job right now, so I am not looking for a change. I do know that at one time, they asked management to accept late paychecks, but never sure of the reason why. My check was never late.
Worked inhouse for years and years
Inhouse transcription from 1973 to approximately 1992 and we had no downtime for answering the phones and when the physicians came into the room (or others) needing some assistance, just part of the job. I did not feel bad about doing it then and I dont see why you would either. You donít realize that probably you are making right now more than if you are outsourced, right? You have hourly salary plus incentive. Guess how many of us have that now? Probably inevitable about outsourcing so I would say just enjoy while you can. The pay our here now sinks further and further. I make, for instance, 4 cents a line for voice recognition and 8 for straight. Now, more complaining?
Worked for Zylomed South Florida, don't have mine yet. nm
The national I worked for refused to pay mine when I decided to move on for better pay.
Hope it works out for you!
that is what is being worked out, and has been worked on for the last few years already...only
why are we just hearing this now? I know voice recog has been around, but this is entirely different. This will also make coding and billing obsolete.

Don't know why, but it just bothers me that one of our 'own' is the one pushing this...and she is also connected with AAMT. Do they support this, and if so, what is their advice I wonder to the MT?

Perhaps that is one question for their website (I do not subscribe to their mag or credentials...)

Thanks, for the input!
Mine have done that for years

I have had many doctors want this on their reports.  I think that they feel legally it covers them should there be an error but I doubt that it would. One more line for me to count that I don't type. 

I also have two docs that do read their reports and they let me know when I do make an error, nicely but they let me know which I appreciate. 





Have had mine for years now -
RadioShack Pro 35A that works wonderfull well. Check them out!
Mine is less than it was 10 years ago nm
I would contact the bank, stop the auto debits, contact the lender...
Contact the lender, explain that you stopped the payment because of financial difficulty. Ask if they have a hardship plan. You probably have a 20-day grace period on your loan payment, (they report to credit bureaus when 30 days late) and you probably also have a grace period on your insurance. In the meantime within those 20 days of grace, FIND A WAY to make some cash. It seems, at least from my experience, that when you get behind, it is almost impossible to catch up. If you use next month's check to pay last month's bills, you never get out of the hole. I've been in that downward spiral and I understand what you're going through. I've sold things on Ebay, consigned clothing at consignment stores, and worked two jobs just to stay afloat at times. Every little bit helps. It can be done. But don't WAIT, call them today!!
You mentioned the IRS. Try calling the Taxpayer Advocate's Service toll free at 1-877-777-4778. They are independent from the IRS and their function is to help solve IRS problems that cannot be solved through normal channels.

I worked for MQ for 11 years.....
and about 5 years ago was fired for not meeting my line count requirements.  I started there when they were still sending out typewriters to work on and sending tapes back and forth by FedEx.  I worked for the Warminster office.  If I got work on a daily basis (even 11 years ago!!) I was lucky.  The girl that was supposed to pack up my envelope daily "forgot" to send me stuff at least twice a week.  As they moved to computers and internet, etc. they still were so unorganized it was pathetic.  The account I was on NEVER had work.  And it was the big hospitals in Philadelphia.  I would try first thing in the morning, all day and half the night to get work, but there was never anything.  And yet they fired me for not getting my lines......go figure!
I worked as an IC many years ago
and paid my taxes yearly instead of quarterly. I am going back to IC as I cannot make a living as an employee. Can you still pay your taxes yearly? Anyone know or can anyone tell me how they pay their taxes? TIA.
I have worked for BTS for 2 years
And have really enjoyed it!  Pay is always on time, they are very thoughtful (like sending Christmas gifts to ALL employees and MT day).  As an MT, I've had arguements with QA, but think they (QA) are great overall, as is the company.
It's been about 2 years since I worked there--
but my whole family was covered. There was a prescription plan. I can't remember how much copays were, but not more than $30, I'm pretty sure it was less than that. You could also get dental and vision.
I worked for them 5 years. They won't, lol.
Not sure, as I have not worked in WP for years, but....
I think if you hit the Windows key (one with the Windows logo) twice it will release it.  Hope this helps. 
never ever worked for MQ. I have 16 years
experience in medical transcription - both in hospital and doctors office/specialties.
I worked for them a few years ago...sm
I believe the owner's name is Lisa - she was nice to work for.  Platform seemed a little slow, but it could have changed by now.  I would go for it.  The work was pretty easy.  I was an IC and she had in mind what hours she wanted me to work, which didn't work for me.  Left because I was interested in becoming an employee somewhere. 
I have worked for 2, 13 years for the first and 3 for the second. nm
Yes you can. Worked that way for 3 years. nm
Have worked for co several years and this 1st
the doc i have worked for for 4 YEARS
still spells his name at the beginning of his dictations. And when i talk to him I joke with him about it... he STILL DOES IT!

(I am the only MT so that's not the reason that he doesn't know who might get his work)
i worked for them for 7 years too...
LOYALLY, skipping vacations and not taking on new accounts, just to keep my "favorite" office up to date with a 24-hour TAT for the 3 doctor urology practice.
It was very very upsetting and a total slap in the face and the minute I realized, nobody cares about us...

You are probably right about employee status being unhappy, I probably would be too. I know I am lucky as an IC... however that comes with paying the price too, absolutely NO benefits... and constantly being nervous now that my job will be taken away and given to cheaper people... :(
Years ago, I worked for a guy who actually said

I should consider myself his wife at work!  He expected me to take dictation in ShortHand (revealing my age here), fetch coffee, and told me that if I gained weight, he would lay me off until I lost it because I was projecting the image of the company (it was a pasta manufacturing company).  What a PIG!  I was 18 years old and totally naive and sooooo stupid.  I quit the job after a couple of months.

Your post made me look back and thank GOD I'm sitting at my desk, looking like a complete slob on my slightly fatter rear and don't have to deal with creeps like that anymore!

but mine is 12 years old and still going strong.
I divorced mine 15 years ago and he....sm

He has not changed those passive aggressive ways......he got remarried about 5 years ago and I feel very sorry for his new wife.

However, I stay far, far away from him........passive aggressive men can be and some are very dangerous............

oh and horses don't change colors.............LOL

Mine was 130 when I checked it about 2 years ago. - nm
A friend of mine has been on it for over 7 years...sm
and swears by it. He has stayed very trim and his cholesterol is fine. I would like to lose about 10 pounds and thought about trying it, but i love carbs, so don't know if I have the willpower.
Seems to be about right. Mine all lasted a few years, too. nm
If have worked for TransTech for two years,
you undoubtedly know that Debbie and J go way back and used to work together at another company (reference a recent email you should have received from T, the new president that states that she, J, S, and D all worked together before TransTech).  I received an email from Debbie stating that she was sorry I was dissatisfied with tech support, but that they had never ever had any complaints about them before mine.  Kind of shows me where I stand in all of this.  Many times when managers and tech support are friends, it's the MTs who suffer.
I worked for SS a few years ago and while we didn't have the
line count issues they were HORRIBLE.   They e-mailed me last week asking me to come back so they must be in dire straights cause I gave them an earful when I left. 
My DH worked from home for about 2 years

I felt like a hermit when he went back to a conventional office job! 

I take it your husband isn't working at the present time?  Did I understand you correctly?  How the heck are you getting bills paid? My DH makes 3 times what I do so I couldn't imagine living on just my pay as an MT.  Just curious!

I worked the 3rd shift for 5 years and....sm

found that each night shift person has to figure out for themselves what sleep pattern works best.  For some sleeping in the morning after finishing work is best, for others sleeping in the afternoon/evening before starting work bests suits them.   For me what worked best was when I was working from midnight to 8 a.m. I would log off at 8 a.m. and sleep  until noon, then would go back to bed between 8:30-9 p.m. and sleep about 3 hours.  Most of the time I didn't get sleepy during the night doing this pattern but if I did it would be around 4 a.m. and I would just log off and take about a 20-30 minute nap which would be enough to refresh me. 

Some of the best advice I can give you for sleeping during the daytime is to go to Target and in the girl's department they're currently selling some blindfolds, or you can go to Claire's boutique as I've seen them there.   I would have never survived sleeping during the day well without my Delta Airlines blindfolds that I had - they do a great job of tricking the body to thinking that it's night time when it's daylight outside.  

My blindfolds now reside on my brother-in-laws head at night as I'm no longer on nights and he is with his job - so he snoozes during the day with them on. 

Good luck to you!

I've worked for MQ for years and
have NEVER been given the opportunity for bonuses.  Those who have gotten them have been lucky.
I've worked for MQ over 4 years now and
I have never been told how many spaces to put or not put after a sentence; I have never been paid for spaces, by my count at least. I occasionally check my reports. I do not get spaces.

I'm not sure why, or actually by the anonymous stature of posters on this board, IF anyone has really been told to limit spaces to one after a sentence.

If MQ really isn't paying for spaces, it wouldn't make any difference monetarily so I cannot see that they would make a stipulation like that.
Been traveling for 3+ years and have worked the
whole time.  Almost every truck stop has internet access, even WiFi, so you can get internet in the truck.  Lots of hot spots across the country, can get an air card, use cell phone, etc.  
It's been maybe 4-5 years since I worked there, but no ... seems like they supply it to you. nm
I worked in a library for 14 years--
and after 4 years of being an MT I make $10-15,000 a year more than I ever did with the library system.
I have worked for BTS for nearly 3 years and agree
with everything said.  The pay is direct deposit and always on time.  The MT manager is an AWESOME person to work for/with.  I too have had disagreements (several) with QA, but overall they are very helpful and do their best to work with you to become a better MT.  And best thing is...I have NEVER run out of work.
An employee who has worked somewhere 15 years..

even upon leaving. At least an acknowledgement to let you know they realize you are a person with a life, not a machine plugged into a machine! I know how you feel.

Worked in Beckley for years....
and I'm from Fayette County.
I have worked as an editor for the last 1.5 years (sm)
This is my experience:  I can do 4500 lines for my current company - but that is because it is easy work, wonderful software and have same docs over and over and over.... on the flip side - recently tried a job with horrible software, horrible docs, horrible MTs, required to listen to entire report. I could not do 500 lines in 5 hours - after a couple of weeks I gave up.  Editing is a lot like MT in that you have to become familiar with your docs and the work as well as the MT to make any decent money... I think you are probably just having basically the same experience I had with my second part-time job - there is better work out there!!
I worked in house for 2 years

and when I went on Maternity leave they set me up from home.  I started working for a national in January.  My other at home position went VR and they brought all the jobs back in house. I couldn't go back into the office as I have two little ones and the cost of daycare is outrageous.  What's the sense of working then?

I sort of worked like that for 12 years but now

Had my own accounts, 1 pod, 1 attorney, 1 ENT, f/t for a hospital, and part time for a service. I worked from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. or later. As my name states, I was getting older and just couldn't keep up with it anymore plus taking care of my mom, 5 checking accounts, hubby, making sure the bills were paid, and all the grocery shopping.

I gave most everybody up last year except the pod and attorney because they "won't let me" because I burned out and now work f/t for a service. I still don't have a life, but I'm a little happier. Hubby now goes to the bank and does the grocery shopping because I buy too much, so that's a big help and also saves money. Hopefully, your hubby will help you out with things like that.

If you're younger, you might be able to handle it for a while. I was in my 40s when I did all that. Just call me "semi-retired" for now.

She worked all those years with no complaint.
To your "seasoned" 18 years and mine at 33 and counting,
and with those years behind you, did you tell her what you thought about this is not just a job you do because you are at home with nothing else to do, take care of the kids, walk the dogs, did you clue her in on she would need some background. To me some of these posts sound like it is a job just made in heaven for anyone who does not want to leave home to have a job. Takes lot more than that.
does anyone know the lifespan for a footpedal. Mine seems to be seeing its last day after 5 years.