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Actually, we put all entries in a hopper and pull until we reach that number. That way it is fair.

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One more question, anyway to see the number of ESP entries I have...haven't been able to figure t
Call me a good-for-nothing job hopper

If I'm constantly running out of work, the recruiter over promised, etc. etc., I'm going to hop and if the next one does the same thing, I'm going to hop again and again until someone gets it right.

I think people who make demeaning statements about others without walking a mile or so in their shoes are i-g-n-o-r-a-n-t.

I assume you are assigned number much like a license number that can be verified through the AAMT.

Beyond that, I have no idea.

Fair is fair -- relative or not, 1 house or 100.
She's earning income and the only fair, right, just, ethical and LEGAL behavior is to report it wholly.

Gold touch makes a keyboard without number pad. Also the evoluent keyboard has the number pad on th
It is a very small keyboard and has laptop keys which are very quiet and light to the touch.  Almost no noise.
they are already impossible to reach
18,000 lines and your rate increases by half cent, whoopee.  MQ is a complete joke, a bunch of greedy, phony liars.  This whole business is in the toilet and i'm just sorry I didn't start school for a dif career sooner to be out of it NOW.  I'm gradually having to cut down on spending because my rate of pay is not up with the times, severe hand pain day after day, condescending technicians and supervisors.  I feel trapped.   
How do I reach them? What city are they in? Do sm
you work for them?
I have been unable to get through to anyone. I can't reach
anyone in Oregon either. I expect they probably flew out to Queensland to be with Terri and the kids.  I've tried to send email but it's bouncing, so I checked the zoo website and it's been down more than up. I'm mailing out a letter tomorrow but it will be at least 10 days before she gets it and the staff roll through everything first to look for the nickname so that could be a while, too.   
If that were me, I wouldn't be able to reach the desk soon! nm
2000, and I usually reach or exeed that. sm
Big money, with bonuses, of course.
Yeah, I'll bet some MTs with bad QAs reach the
which unfortunately includes an answer to the blanks. Wouldn't be a bit surprised if sometimes they don't purposely send back the same thing, just to annoy a QA who picks on them too much.
The point obviously was that one sure way NOT to reach a supervisor is posting
on this message board anonymously. Give me a break!
It's not hard to reach $4000 a month as
Someone with their own accounts can pull in more money than an MT working for a company or another service. In California, I know of an MTSO who charges 16 cpl and the clients pay that willingly. Where I live, I couldn't get away with charging that much. They just won't pay it here. However, I do have my own service and I bring in $3000-$3500 on average. Some months it's less, some a little more depending on the workload.

Also, when you have your own accounts, you become quite familiar with the doc's dictating styles, can build up a huge library of Expander entries, and create normals or templates for the physicians, which boosts your production rate quite a bit.

I know I make more money with my own accounts than I would working for someone else but trust me, there are plenty of headaches that go along with having your own service, too, so it can be a trade-off at times. There are lots of times I think I'd gladly take a lower line rate to get rid of the headaches!! The only thing that stops me is the flexibility since I can work any hours throughout my day as long as I meet the agreed TAT. Since I have two kids, that's pretty valuable to me!
same here but hubby got me a stool to reach the top, hehe..nm
Glad I'm not the only pokey one. I have a terrible time trying to reach 150 lph.
This info would probably have helped reach your goal this morning! LOL Thanks! nm
Ditto and also dictate a sentence, then "scratch that", etc. --want to reach out and throttle
Wow, you'd be the popularity queen at the state penitentiary! Reach for those stars!
YOU, Busy MT'ing, are one of those that fail to reach mature conversation when you mockingly add
I like what I have...Hourly PLUS incentive after a very easy to reach minimum line count.
Is it harder to reach your daily line count on acute care or clinic?
I didn't find an 800 number, but I did find this number...
1 650-253-0000

Which ones pull in the green?

Which ones are you gals/guys transcribing that you are able to do 200-300/hour?  I have condensed it down to ops and maybe radiology.  What are the most awesome expansion accounts in your opinion-copy and paste if you will!! 

Is there anybody transcribing this amount of lines on acute or multi specialty?  Specialty, a single specialty, I could believe.  Ops I can believe.  Haven't done rad so don't know.  What are the best "COPY AND PASTE" situations you know of? 

I donated, but did not get to pull from
Santas bag
I would use Pull Ups in his case, to take away...
the notion that he needs "diapers" since he is trained during the day and you don't want him to feel like he's a baby.  My DD used Pull Ups, then those big Pull Ups that are just white and made for bedwetters, and when she grew out of those we used DDAVP spray, which worked the first night. 
How do I pull up autorecover to see if it is in there?
Do you pull from the queue when you want?

So you go into the queue and grab what is at the top at that time. So if you do not feel like working one day or that morning you don't have to pull from the queue?

I need to work at a place that is flexible that I can get work when I am able to.



I bet you are about to pull your hair out with this
mess, aren't you? I do voice also and keep trying to tell people MTers are not ready to be replaced with this because I, like you, see this all too much.
You can pull up like you are lifting a
weight and also pull outward like you are working on shoulder muscles and pecs (typical gym exercise). Do about 8 reps (or more)of each every hour. Exercising these muscles is cumulative but the important thing is to be consistent, i.e. every day. It's so easy to forget for a couple of days and then the pain returns. Being MTs we need to be mindful of our bodies. Our minds are always getting a workout but our bodies seem to suffer. We need to be warriors of mind and body to be balanced and then our performance and productivity improves also.
Sometimes you can pull them up in the expander but not print from there.
done when leaves pull out easy...sm

takes about 30-45 minutes depending on if you're using gas versus electric!!  *S*

Parmesan sounds good too to the other poster!! 

Oh, and one more thing: MTs who don't pull their weight and
I work and I want my team to work hard as well.

Gonna pull my hair out!

I am currently working on a 20 minute dictation with an ESL who talks like a 3-year-old.  I can't even figure out where she might be from.  Words like....tweatment, twying, reawy, downwite, etc.  Plus, there is about a 2 second pause between every word!!!!!

The real kicker is that she is dictating this for another doc who I know for a fact speaks perfect English.

Sometimes I just wanna cry!!

Pull your spf files off the CD onto the desktop. sm
Now go to My Computer, look at Programs, open the ShortHand folder, open the smaller SH8 folder. Now, drag your spf files into that. Close all of that.

Now open the shorthand program like you are going to use it. Go to File at the top, open, and you will see your spf files. open the one you want to use, or any. each time you open one, there will be tab at the bottom to choose which one you want to use.
I agree . . . if you can pull that job home,
that would be your best bet.
Pull Down "View" on Toolbar.
Then hit Zoom.
Funny how they expect you to pull a
freakin rabbit out of a hat?! I'd love to say, "I don't do magic lady!"
Now watch me pull a rabbit
"MTIA strongly supports the development of a credentialed workforce."

And in case you were wondering who was going to be the certifying body...

ta DA! They have their very own handy-dandy organization right on hand to provide the test! AHDI!

But wait! Not only are they on hand, they have the EXACT same address as MTIA!

Oh, & in case you were wondering who was going to pay for all this, "MTIA acknowledges that there is a measurable cost associated with preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining the professional credentials referenced here. It is important to note that the Association is not including in this recommendation the mandate or suggestion that the responsibility for those costs be shouldered, at all or in part, by the transcription service organization/employer.

So let's see. They force MTs to become CMTs by pushing so hard for it in the industry that it becomes impossible to work without it. Next, they make the MTs pay for the certification themselves even though their facilitation of offshoring has driven wages down so far that it's hard to make a living. Finally, the fees for this certification go to an organization with an address identical to theirs...

how do you spell c-l-a-s-s a-c-t-i-o-n??

It will be so worth it. After seven years at home, I pull in $100/day sm
just working around naps and early mornings before the kids get up.  I could probably do more if I wanted to at night after DH gets home, but $100 is my goal and I can usually reach that in three hours.  It's easy, go for it!
They better have SE because no way is my insurance riding on the BS they pull with no work all the
time. They can hang you out to dry with that 12,000 line deal unless you work 24/7 lately. No way does my health insurance ride of that deal.
You know what, I dont believe you unless you have every report in your expander and can pull up

normals for your hospital.

Yes, everyone who make a donation gets to pull from Santa's Bag.
If I recall, you should be able to pull up all the supporting documents sm
to review, not just the summary page.  I always back it up by doing the old pencil, paper, calculator method just to be sure.
I hear you! I'm ready to pull my hair out!
I keep looking forward to that in hopes of a "normal" schedule.  Plus money is a big factor - I need all I can make!
When I get a new Pet, I pull out the Atlas. That's my "pet name book." :-)
I have had plenty of cats, and always name them after cities in the United States.  I have had Kansas City, Tahoe, Cocoa Beach, Tacoma, Cody, Carson City, Boulder and currently Tahoma and Houston.
Pull up some documents and count them out each way to compare. nm
Definitely get the man straightened out. Pull out your pay stubs and show him
him what part of it he doesn't understand and how you can clear it up with his so he will understand that what you do IS work. 
...do an incorrect word or even pull up something already created...nm
I keep all the repeaters in my expander. Pull 'em up,
Instant Text will pull in whatever font you are using
in your actual document. No worries about types or sizes. You can also insert commands to bold, etc. within your entries, which makes it nice if one account wants bold/cap headings and one doesn't. I work for different hospitals and I have a separate glossary with each hospital name that I use for stuff that is unique to each hospital, i.e. facilities, doctor names, routines and normals by dictator. My MAIN glossary I keep as #1 and I add regular words, phrases, etc., that I would use regardless of hospital. Then I use the *include* feature to pull in the glossary of the hospital I am working on at the time. I love this product. Will never use another Expander again and won't have to, since it works with any windows-based application. I have carried it with me to 3 companies so far, each with a different platform, and I don't have to learn a new expansion program, worry about their IT depts. trying to convert my old expansions, etc. etc. etc.
Pull up the whole period for which transcribed...see more inside
Say July 1 was the first day and July 14 was the last day - are you able to do a date-specific count? If so, get that on the screen, hit the "Print Screen" button (above SysRq next to Scroll Lock). Then open a Word document or go to Accessories and get either Word Pad or Notebook. Do a control C, which is the Word command for copy. This will copy the whole screen shot into that new document. Go to "file" on the task bar, do a "Save as" and name it what you want, say 07012008to07142008 or something so you will be able to recognize it. This will now give you a document that you can email to their payroll period with a nice little message something to the tune of "WHAT GIVES" or other equally professional question - just kidding, but now you have proof of what your total lines were and a bargaining tool. If you can only do it 1 day at a time, you can still use the screen shot method, but you will have a lot of documents to email if it comes to that.

Be sure to question them verbally by phone first as that might clear up any confusion. If not, then you can tell them YOUR line count and ask why your figures are so different. Just a thought. Good luck!