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Boss Yelled at me - no apology

Posted By: mt15 on 2006-01-02
In Reply to: Boss sent me a nasty email, I replied and proved she was wrong, and yet no apology. sm - Dreaming MT

I worked for a lunatic like that once.  File a complaint with EEOC for her "creating a hostile work environment".  This may change her tune to a sweeter one.

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Boss sent me a nasty email, I replied and proved she was wrong, and yet no apology. sm

This is not the first time -- she's the first to blast you if she thinks you didn't make your line count, work when you should, etc., but if she makes a mistake, she NEVER says "I'm sorry," or "I was wrong" ... nada!  Most of the time, I just blow it off.  The pay is great, the accounts good, and sufficient work, but other times, I wonder if it is worth it.  I suppose in today's job market, I should just be glad to be employed ... maybe I'm just greedy in also wanting to be treated with professionalism, respect, and courtesy. 

Not sure if I even have a point -- guess I just needed to vent a bit.  Thanks for "listening."   

I'm not posting this to get yelled at!!

Just an honest question.  Why are so many people that have been in this profession for a long time bitter about newbies?  There sure seems to be many posts about how newbies are a waste of time to hire, they're worthless, whatever...

Have you who have been in the biz for so long forgotten what it's like to be new at it?  Don't you have to be given a chance in this profession in order to BECOME a good transcriptionist?  Even though I am new at this, it doesn't mean that I don't work as hard or that it doesn't mean as much to me as someone who's been doing it for 20+ years. 

I'm so thankful that the company I work with gave me a chance.  If most companies had the same attitudes as some of these posters, newbies would be screwed!!

Funny - I"ve never been yelled at at all. Seems
someone who pays better than everyone else.  I think it's despicable that you come on the boards and post nasty things about someone you admit pays better than you can find anywhere else.  Personally, I hope she finds out who you are and fires you.
No, as an IC, I am my own boss. I contract out my transcribing services, but I am my own boss.
Best thing - I am my own boss and my own emloyee, worse thing - I am my own boss and my own


Apology Again

I'm sorry amdahwd you did stick up for me.  I guess I misread another post that sounded as if they were saying just shut up and take the abuse  - -  LOL!!!  Like I said I have been back to work for 7 days now and have not slept real well since, so I am a little cranky. 

Regarding firing this person, every time I bring it up they say that they cannot let her go because she is FMLA, that she is protected!  It is ridiculous.  She has only worked 7 out of the past 18 work days this month.  This is the normal pattern for her.  I only have two other fulltime transcriptionists besides myself, and again I am the supervisor and have other duties besides transcribing.  We transcribe for 42 therapists and physicians.  We are very, very busy.  I used to push and put out 1800 to 2200 lines a night.  I am no longer going to kill myself for this company. 

I asked to get someone hired before I went out on surgical leave to get them trained, etc. , before I left.  Did that happen no!  They said that I had all positions available filled (even though one is never here).  So, with this person calling off all the time when I was gone, and one of my other transcriptionists taking a very hard earned vacation, we are in a mess.  The administration around here just does not get it.  They are always wondering why we are behind.  I was asked once by the CEO, "Well, all you do is type right?".  Needless to say, I am burnt out and just needed to vent.  I figured MTStars was the place to vent, as I was thinking some of you may have been, or are, in a position such as mine. 

Sorry for sounding so #@%$!


Sorry to sound so snotty in my last post, but I did not sleep well last night due to my foot throbbing all night long.  I just wanted to add one more thing.  I currently have insurance, which I have worked for.  The issue is, if I go ahead and just work 4 hours a night for the next month until this foot feels better, my HR person states then there will be an issue with the insurance! 

This FMLA person has left me in such a bind with our workload that it is not funny.  She was transferred from data entry because they could not keep up with her calling off.  So, the plan was to put her in transcription so she could take work home to do if she had to be home.  This has never occurred. 

Anyway, it's my problem - - whatever.  Back to soaking my foot!

Apology for angry MTs
Please speak for yourself! On reading the posts - no one called anyone a liar. We just asked for information or proof. There is abundant false information out there. I worked as an IC for a company who had "hired MQ" to take over the hospital jobs but the quality of work they got was so poor, they went back to their own MTs and FIRED MQ. I am not FOR or AGAINST MQ. I simply work there now and need facts. If the DQmanage has that ability, then new hires should be able to ask, "just exactly will I be paid for up-front" instead of taking the job and then finding out half of their work is not paid for. I have no fangs and I did not tear anyone up.
Apology for angy MTs
I'm sorry also. Our profession is so full of BS and lies, it is almost impossible to get "the truth" about anything. :)
Apology accepted!
Yeah, you will get an apology
the minute you brush, floss and rinse with listerine, go clean out your ears too. I see a lot of wax.
apology accepted!
No hard feelings - ok ? Thanks again.....

apology accepted
Thank you.
Apology accepted, but
if you truly do not want to offend someone, then do not insinuate, suggest at, or call them names of any kind. My post in no way insinuated that anyone of my age should not or would not post on MySpace...I just said I didn't and answered the OP's age question. I did not deserve to be called ANYthing for doing that...and yes, it offended me, but your apology is accepted. thank you.
Apology accepted, but...sm

Again, please, I don't want it to sound like I give a hoot if her parents are divorced or not, that's not my issue.

I was simply asking for opinions mostly regarding teens working and paying for their expenses themselves, like gas, shopping, etc. 

Let me state my point clearly...Do your teens work? If so, how old were they when they started? Do you feel that teens working interferes with their school and if so, how? These are the things I'm wondering about, NOT divorced parents, sheesh!

apology.... yes by adminitrator

i offered to send the administrator anything they need in one of the comments.  i have proof of my innocence.  geez......... doris latta stated in one of the documents she sent to the labor board that she did not have proof or copys of her pay history.  hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

well i have all proof of payments and i do not use checks.


I got your apology and it is absolute accepted!
Moderator and everybody else, my apology was DELETED. sm
I had wrote an apology for coming across so nasty earlier and I am sure that the gals that were involved in this post read it before somebody deleted it and decided to give me a warning. 
Moderator, can I ask why my first apology was deleted?nm
We all saw it and all it said was sorry for coming across so nasty.
I hope "sm" got my apology about the nickel.
haha, am dyslectic without my expander...apology upfront (nm)
Apology for the typos and grammar. P.S. There is no "cure" but ways of coping. (sm)

However, please understand that requires diligence in working within yourself and many cannot or will not and therefore continue in their addiction.  You need to consult medical data and psychology before claiming there is a cure, because I do believe if you have one there are many people who would give their left arm to know it.

Charter down here so many times and I called and complained so much, got apology card this week.
Tell your boss
Tell him exactly what you told us - that you were researching for the name and that is what you came up with.  You did nothing wrong and I'll bet the doctor will be very appreciative.  Good catch on your part!
Per my boss.....
It would be 250,000
What happens after the holidays? She sobers up and re-hires all of you?

And, I thought nothing for Xmas was bad! :)
I used to have a boss like that (sm)
She was actually running the company, a new franchise in a big city, and between her other duties, she typed.  She would be there at 4 a.m., sometimes 3, and leave at about 9 p.m. every night.  That is a sickness.  The best part is she didn't need the money - seriously - she didn't even need to work.  They were very well off, and her husband had a great job.   She finally had a heart attack, but that was after years of those hours; believe it or not, she didn't even go into the hospital for her heart attack - the doctor said it was "mild" so she came to work half days for about a week, cause the place couldn't run without her.  Now THAT is sick.
I would think so. You would tell your boss ...

if you worked in an office.  I have always let several people know when I am going to be away,  just to make sure I'm covered.

Have a great vacation!

I am sorry to hear this, but I have worked in-house and encountered the same type of boss. I left and did not look back and that same boss is there and things have gotten worse under her administration. My ex-coworker has been transcribing for nearly 20 years and is one of her best employees, but yet she treats her like a dog -- go figure.
Sounds like she is trying to get you to quit - I went through this with one boss - an MTSO - who was really losing all of her accounts and did not want anyone to be able to collect unemployment. She tried everything, changing people's accounts, denying them bonuses, taking away work and queuing it to other people, you name it - she did it. Thicken up your skin if you like your job, but don't expect her to change. I'm sorry that you have to go through this, as it makes for a stressful work environment -of course at some point that might be able to be changed to a "hostile work environment" at which time you need to go to EEOC. Come to think of it, I would give them a call anyway and report her.
I bought the Boss too and I love it! I had considered Dyson, but so expensive, and glad i settled on this one - i'm impressed!
I had one that i worked for a little bit longer than you and when I gave my notice she told me she would take my resignation now. Boy doesn't that make you feel like just another #.
I think it might be a boss
Upon further research I think it might be a carpal boss or bone spur because it is very hard and painful, unlike a cyst.  I'm going to see my rheumatologist in a couple of weeks and ask him.  I have a bad feeling that it might need to come out because my hand is getting stiff.  But as long as i can type I'll hang in there.   
I think you must have my old boss! Just like you, all of us

Notify your boss
Depending on the company you work for, you might get results.  It's very frustrating when you see something that needs changed but are powerless.  When working for Edix, I had a patient that had the exact same condition my son has and there was a new treatment that had saved his life, yet her doctor did not know about it and she was at the point of being near death and only in her 20s.  I emailed my supervisor and asked them to please notify the doctor of the information I sent and they said nope, no way, against the law.  That was nearly 3 years ago and still bothers me wondering how the patient turned out.
Do any of you consider QA/editing to be your boss?
I understand that they critique our work, etc., but I never really considered them to be our "boss".  I already have one supervisor, now it looks like I have a few more.
I am my own boss and my own employee. nm
I'd tell me to discuss it with his boss

You gotta be r-e-a-l careful when you're talk state laws. The boss might consider him "problematic." I mean, how much money are we talking about in terms of travel from the boss to the client? If he's getting, say, $10/hour and it's a 15-minute drive ... For $2.50, I would just let it slide.

I'm an IC and work exclusively for one company, which makes me a statutory employee by IRS law. However, I'm making a high line rate, so I'm more than willing to leave things as they are and pay 100% of my social security tax.

This is one of those "silence is golden" situations.

Boss asking for normals
Is anybody working for a company where your boss is asking you to share your NORMALS.  Be very careful.  My company is asking us to share your normals and come to find out who they want us to share with, overseas.  Also asking questions like, who are the best dictators, etc. Also experiencing block of work just disappearing.  Several hours just gone.  Anybody else.
I wonder if you have the same boss lady as me...
She is terrible.  She constantly acuses me of things I am not doing and then when I call her on it, I never hear any more about it.  Never an apology.  I have tried to speak with her on the phone but she won't and it's always by e-mail which is so frustrating.  I have been slammed so many times I can't even count any more.  I just never know from day to day whether I'll have a job or not because I never know what I will be accused of next.  Oh the things we put up with to make a living in this business
She's the boss, applesauce.
OMG... sounds like you have my old boss! n/m
I'd ask your boss for them or the doctor for -
examples. If you cannot get any that way I'd just use the standard SOAP format for PT.
If you are IC, this person is NOT your boss.
Being my own boss is worth that!
As employee, you do what the boss (Dr) wants.
Apparently your boss is not looking at
the work flow. Next time you are asked, tell your boss that if you could pick and choose you would be doing more work too. The boss needs to handle this, if he/she won't, there is not much you can do.
I would not hesitate to tell your boss
especially since she has asked you why this person does so much more than you. Also, you have proof!

Don't worry about opening up a can of worms - it needs to be open. You need to be honest with your boss when she questions you to cover your tail! I wouldn't worry about the other person - she's made her own bed and now she should lie in it.

I manage my former boss's websites (he has 2), --
other than that, sell some stuff I don't need anymore on ebay now and then...did about $200 a month for about a year.....got rid of most everything though I really wanted to dump...have a few things now I need to list so maybe I will get lucky this month!
boss this to me the other day and really has a lot of good info; sm
cancer classifications

stage and grade
Lowercase stage and grade.

Use roman numerals for cancer stages. For subdivisions of cancer stages, add capital letters on the line and arabic suffixes, without internal spaces or hyphens.

stage 0 (indicates carcinoma in situ)
stage I, stage IA
stage II, stage II3
stage III
stage IV, stage IVB

Use arabic numerals for grades.

grade 1
grade 2
grade 3
grade 4

Staging system for colon cancer from the least involvement at stage A and B1 through the most extensive involvement at stage D.

The patient's Aster-Coller B2 lesion extends through the entire thickness of the colon wall, with no involvement of nearby nodes.

Broders index
Classification of aggressiveness of tumor malignancy developed in the 1920s by AC Broders. Reported as grade 1 (most differentiation and best prognosis) through grade 4 (least differentiation and poorest prognosis).

Lowercase grade; use arabic numerals.

Broders grade 3

cervical cytology
Three different systems are currently in use for cervical cytology: the Papanicolaou test (Pap smear), the CIN classification system, and the Bethesda system.

The Papanicolaou test uses roman numerals to classify cervical cytology samples from class I (within normal limits) through class V (carcinoma).

CIN is an acronym for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and is expressed with arabic numerals from grade 1 (least severe) to grade 3 (most severe). Place a hyphen between CIN and the numeral.

CIN-1,CIN-2, CIN-3
or CIN grade 1, CIN grade 2, CIN grade 3

A cervical cytology sample that is within normal limits in the Bethesda system corresponds with a Pap class I or II; Bethesda's atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance (ASCUS) corresponds with Pap class III; Bethesda's low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LGSIL) corresponds with Pap class III and CIN grade 1; and Bethesda's high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HGSIL) corresponds with Pap classes III and IV and CIN grades 2 and 3. In the Bethesda system, the next higher level is labeled simply "carcinoma," corresponding with Pap class V and with "carcinoma" in the CIN system.

Clark level
Describes invasion level of primary malignant melanoma of the skin from the epidermis.

Use roman numerals I (least deep) to IV (deepest). Lowercase level.

Clark level I into underlying papillary dermis
Clark level II to junction of papillary and reticular dermis
Clark level III into reticular dermis
Clark level IV into the subcutaneous fat

Dukes classification
Named for British pathologist Cuthbert E. Dukes (1890-1977). Classifies extent of operable adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum.

Do not use an apostrophe before or after the s. Follow Dukes with capital letter.

Dukes A confined to mucosa
Dukes B extending into the muscularis mucosae
Dukes C extending through the bowel wall, with
metastasis to lymph nodes

When the Dukes classification is further defined by numbers, use arabic numerals on the same line with the letter, with no space between.

Dukes C2

FAB classification
French-American-British morphologic classification system for acute nonlymphoid leukemia.

Express with capital M followed by arabic numeral (1 through 6); do not space between the M and the numeral.

M1 myeloblastic, no differentiation
M2 myeloblastic, differentiation
M3 promyelocytic
M4 myelomonocytic
M5 monocytic
M6 erythroleukemia

FAB staging of carcinoma utilizes TNM classification of malignant tumors

See: (TNM staging below).

FAB T1 N1 M0

FIGO staging
Federation Internationale DE Gynécologie et Obstétrique system for staging gynecologic malignancy, particularly carcinomas of the ovary. Expressed as stage I (least severe) to stage IV (most severe), with subdivisions within each stage (a, b, c).

Lowercase stage, and use roman numerals. Use lowercase letters to indicate subdivisions within a stage.

Diagnosis: Ovarian carcinoma, FIGO stage IIc.

Gleason tumor grade
Also known as Gleason score. The system scores or grades the prognosis for adenocarcinoma of the prostate, with a scale of 1 through 5 for each dominant and secondary pattern; these are then totaled for the score. The higher the score, the poorer the prognosis.

Lowercase grade or score, and use arabic numerals.

Diagnosis: Adenocarcinoma of prostate, Gleason score 8.
Gleason score 3 + 2 = 5.
Gleason 3 + 3 with a total score of 6.

Jewett classification of bladder carcinoma
Use capitals as follows:

O in situ (Note: this is the letter O, not a zero)
A involving submucosa
B involving muscle
C involving surrounding tissue
D involving distant sites

Diagnosis: Bladder carcinoma, Jewett class B.

Karnofsky rating scale, Karnofsky status
Scale for rating performance status of patients with malignant neoplasms.

Use arabic numerals: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. (Normal is 100, moribund is 10.)

TNM staging system for malignant tumors
System for staging malignant tumors, developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer and the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer.

T tumor size or involvement
N regional lymph node involvement
M extent of metastasis

Write TNM expressions with arabic numerals on the line and a space after each number.

T2 N1 M1
T4 N3 M1

Letters and symbols following the letters T, N, and M:

X means assessment cannot be done.
0 (zero) indicates no evidence found.
Numbers indicate increasing evidence of the characteristics represented by those letters.
Tis indicates tumor in situ.
Tis N0 M0

The TNM system criteria for defining cancer stages vary according to the type of cancer. Thus a stage II cancer of one type may be defined as T1 N0 M0, while one of another type may be defined as T2 N1 M0.

Staging indicators are used along with TNM criteria to define cancers and assess stages. These are expressed with capital letters and arabic numerals.

grade GX, G1, G2, G3, G4
host performance H0, H1, H2, H3, H4
lymphatic invasion LX, L0, L1, L2
residual tumor RX, R0, R1, R2
scleral invasion SX, S0, S1, S2
venous invasion VX, V0, V1, V2

Lowercase prefixes on the line with TNM and other symbols indicate criteria used to describe and stage the tumor, e.g., cTNM, aT2.

letter determining criteria
a autopsy staging
c clinical classification
P pathological classification
r retreatment classification
y, yp classification during or following treatment with multiple

The suffix (m) (in parentheses) indicates the presence of multiple primary tumors in a single site. Other suffixes may be used, such as the following in the nasopharynx:

T2a nasopharyngeal tumor extending to soft
tissues of oropharynx and/or nasal fossa
without parapharyngeal extension
T2b nasopharyngeal tumor extending to soft
tissues of oropharynx and/or nasal fossa
with parapharyngeal extension

But ultimately the doc is the boss...so you do it their way if they insist they want it a certain wa