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Busy MT'ing...you took the words right out of my mouth...sm

Posted By: One day at a time. on 2005-07-20
In Reply to: KT, I want to give you some personal advice ... - Busy MT'ing

Great advice.  Attitude is everything.  It brings to mind a quote I read not too long ago... 

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails."

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Maybe this is the same Busy MT'ing who will be getting a
Bachelor of Science degree in December and is going to go on to medical school. Obviously, not as happy with job as  would like for us to believe.
Pay no attention to some of these people... they were abused as children. LOL
For busy MT'ing
You're quite sanctimonious, but not particularly smart. Since MQ's requirement for FTEs was never for hours, but rather 12,000 lines per pay period, AND the fact that FTMTs only get a per-line rate, what difference does it make whether they get 12,000 lines in 10 hours or 50? Does MQ plan to pay an hourly rate to go along with the line requirement? If not, why is there a new standard? I know you're a bulk producer -- as I have no way to know whether the quality of your work is as good as the amount, and assuming the QA is the same low caliber it has always been, they would never notice your errors anyway -- I'll assume you do nothing but easy accounts all day and never look anything up -- in any event, the new hourly requirement does merit questioning. MQ needs to pay an hourly rate if they are going to start a new hourly standard for FTEs. Period. Nothing unreasonable expecting they should do so. Also, YOU have a choice. You can ignore the posts -- stop reading them! You're righteous lectures are a tad tiresome. As of now, I am done reading anything YOU post.
BUSY MT'ing is a mole, I would bet on it!
She sounds like like one of my supervisors.
Busy MT'ing--please email me if you don't mind...

I've included my email address here so you can reach me.  I wanted to chat with you for a second, if you don't mind....and just so ya know, I couldn't agree more!! You have hit the nail on the head! 

Busy MT'ing never answered the question of how many hours she works in a week.
It's not that we don't believe, necessarily.  We'd just like to know HOW.  I'm sure most, if not all, of us think of ourselves as somewhat intelligent, fast typists, educated, experienced, motivated, and capable.  Those are pretty much givens.  However, there's got to be a secret that we don't know.  Is it the work type, platform, keyboard, expander, account type, national or local, big or small MTSO, clinic or acute?  If we have the same tools available to us, why is there such a disparity among earnings?
YOU, Busy MT'ing, are one of those that fail to reach mature conversation when you mockingly add

First of all, I only mentioned the fact that the child has 4 parents to make a point...they have twice the resources we have to give their child things like a car for her birthday...that's the only reason I brought that up. I do not hold the fact that her natural parents are divorced against her...I love this girl! I'm just worried about her being, first of all, turned loose in a car mere hours after getting her license, and the fact that now my daughter is wanting to run around in the car with her!

I know it's none of my business, that's why I have NOT stated any opinions to ANYONE...except my husband, about the situation. So, you completely took my post out of context. Perhaps you have some unresolved issues with your parent's divorce?

took the words right outta my mouth
did not put words in your mouth just noted
that I didn't think the problem was that I didn't know what I was doing. Unfortunately, Dragon doesn't limit their claims to only disabled MT's. So I thought it important to post that it doesn't do what Dragon likes to say it can do.
I didn't "put words in" your mouth...
I've had enough of this.  Opinions are opinions.  That's all.  Continue to try to keep this going, if you must.  I don't care to participate any further.   I am not one to thrive on contention.
Those would probably be the LAST words out of her mouth for a long time
I wasn't putting words in your mouth
It seemed to me that you were the one who put them in the post. Perhaps that isn't what you meant. ???

No, I actually don't have issues with my parent's divorce. It happens. They have both moved on and are happy and I am happy for them. Are you trying to put words in MY MOUTH? LOL.

I know A LOT of kids whose parents are not divorced who overly indulge their children. In fact, it was because my parents were divorced that I was not given more help (such as paying or helping to pay for my education). Both sets of parents were *starting over* so I don't think that line holds true that the divorced parents have more money. At least not in every case.

Listen, I am probably the same kind of Mom as you are. I would feel the same way if my daughter's best friend was being spoiled like that (minus the feelings toward the parents being divorced). My 12 yo daughter is always wanting to know why she can't have a cell phone, iPod, portable DVD player, phone in her room, etc. MOST of her friends have all these things and will probably have cars when they turn 16. So don't blast me, I am on the same page as you as far as that goes.

I just felt like you were commenting negatively that the child comes from divorced parents. If I was wrong then I apologize.

Allegiant has clinic accounts and is busy, busy, busy
If you're an IC and are looking for plenty of work, freedom to set your own hours, low daily line requirement (500), great supervisors, and easy clinic accounts, then Allegiant may be the right company for you. You can apply by going to www.allegianttranscription.com.

Allegiant's pay scale is 7 cpl also, but would you rather get 7 cpl and easily transcribe 250 lph or get 10 cpl and struggle to do 150 lph. Give me 7 cpl any day and spare me the headache.
Lots of 'em, but use a Lab Words, Sted's Ortho/Rehab Words, & Tessier's Surgical Words most
she was too busy for you the way you are often too busy for her...what's the question? nm
Looking to get into MT'ing
Could you please recommend a reputable company that I can get involved with to begin doing some medical transcribing? I am eager to get started. Thanks.
You'll need a lab words book and maybe the Derm and Immunology Words..nm
MT'ing in a nutshell

1.  You must be able to be alone alot, or else you will get very lonely.  I myself love it most of the time, but there will be a few days where I long for co-workers, happy hours, and gal pal'ing with colleagues, but then i'll quickly sober up and remember the backstabbing, office politics, all women in the office pms'ing simultaneously...I would rather be alone than deal with that even one day out of the month. 

2.  You have to be disciplined.  I am, but not to a fault.  There are still at least one or two days out of the pay period where I immediately "start work" by daydreaming, surfing the internet, checking email, chatting, float from room to room aimlessly.  You have to be on time, every day, ready to work, or else you won't make any money. 

3.  Get ready to justify being an MT to just about EVERYONE in your life.  Many people do not think of this as a "real" job, which I cannot for the life of me get over.  Its not respected, even though i'm very proud of my profession, and able to support myself soley on it, have a few hobbies and manage to go to school, and plan on buying a house.  

4.  This is THE most important...KNOW YOUR STUFF!  Research, never guess, if you cannot understand a word.  You will learn so much and will become that much better in the long run. 

I dont know if the girls can add anything else, but those of the double edge swords we deal with.  Good luck

MT'ing isn't all about speed, although...

of course it helps to type fairly fast.  However, there is sooooo much more to it than just typing speed.

That being said, my own speed without using any text expansions isn't nearly as great as some mention here.  I tested using expansions recently and hit well over 200 wpm.  Thankfully, I am able to use a text Expander while working . . . otherwise I might starve to death. 

In all my years (20+) of MT'ing
I have never had a job that followed BOS. I have a copy of BOS 2, and I think I have opened it once or twice just to peruse it on my own but not for the account on which I work.

That being said, it would be much simpler for we MTs if every facility followed it. I've had some truly bizarre account specifics where following the BOS guidelines would have been much simpler, lol!
Really more stressful than MT'ing? nm

MT'ing since 1998. Just turned 30


QA should be used to teach and aid in the process of MT'ing sm
Not to pick apart and make the MT feel inadequate. Does it really matter if there is a comma missing....not really. The report still reads the same and is a technical document.

QA should be friendly and helpful, at least that is how I try to be in my QA position. We are in this together not against each other. We have the same purpose....to make sure that patient has the most accurate record possible. We all should work as a team, in my most humble opinion.

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Oh yeah, I am Bwahaha'ing all the way to the bank (nm)
Advice on brand, RAM, etc. to load MT'ing software on.

Needing to replace my old computer for a new one. I need to get a really deal on a really fast computer. Help, please, with your experiences.

Stedmans Med $ Surgical Equip words, Path and Lab words, and Tessiers Surgical Word book (3rd
edition).  I never buy drug books anymore.  Waist of money in my opinion.  New drugs come out so often, it's best to use the web.
The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Chicken pox in the mouth
I'd be calling my doc asap with it being in her mouth. The home remedy I had to use was Maalox/Benadryl and doc added diluted Xylocaine to numb it. My dd had it on her uvula also. Made a concotion of yogurt with the above also and added Lysine to it to. That is after the doc had a look at her. Good luck but don't mess around.
We go to them. Word of mouth is a big one.
There are farmers markets and roadside stands.  Some of the ranchers advertise in the weekly advertisement papers, and others advertise in the daily newspaper.  We also have religious sect colonies near our town, who either set up stands or go door to door.  You can always drive to the colony as well to buy produce or meat.  Ask the small butcher's shops or meat processing businesses where to get organic local meats.
You don't need to use the mouth for F10 and insert (see msg)
Not sure what you mean.  If you use the F10 and insert the word, use the Alt, (I think it's T or X) whatever has the little underline in it, then esc.  Mouse doesn't have to be used at all.  Try it.
Put your money where you mouth is
I suggest that you go out and get accounts and have the MT's work for you and you don't pocket a dime when they give you "perfect work" and yet you have to still proof it, deliver it, answer all questions, invoice out and make sure the account is happy.   I doubt that you would do all of that for free -- .  I make 2 to 2.5 cents per line from my sub's.  I am sure some of the VERY large companies are making 6-8 cpl but that covers the QA person, the software that they provide, the benefits, if they provide you with a computer, management, etc.  But for us small to medium -- dare you try it and see how rich you get -- that is why I still type 2000 to 2500 lines per day and am ready to give up my subs as it is not worth the 20% I get off of their accounts. 
snart mouth, eh?....does not ........NM

no, but my mouth is watering! nm
the mouth noises!!!
I hate it when they are sitting there thinking about what they want to say and are moving their tongue around in their mouth so it sounds like they are sucking or smacking!
it means nothing by mouth sm
but they probably wanted the exact meaning which is nothing per os.
It is not that I am 'frothing' at my mouth
because she implied that I am Indian, I am angry because she thought that she is some kind of detective and was criticizing my GRAMMAR!

Do you understand NOW ?

that one surely has both feet in their mouth right now.
When someone points a finger its usually to make themself feel more powerful, sad and unhappy person.  Honey, all came here the same way, we came from dirt and are going back to dirt.  You keep being strong, raise those babies the best you can and be proud you don't have the mentality of the person making such a crud statement. 
so its okay for you to be unappreciated, to just keep mouth shut
I also do my work and then some, but why not a little respect back that I give?  I can't believe it doesnt bother you.  Look at your tone on this board, you seem like the kind of person who would be bothered by it. 
A mouth guard helped me
Good luck.
meant mouth SHUT
What is with these dictators with the microphone in their mouth?!
Cripe - I've been on this american doctor all morning and he is the pits.  Sounds like he has the microphone buried inside of his mouth.  All kinds of breath noises and other undesirable sounds.  Things are so distorted and my line count is in the toilet.  Don't they know its garbage in-garbage out?  Plus he talks 200 mph.   ARGH
loud-mouth neighbor
ooooooooooo, I would love 1 minute alone with your neighbor!!!!
oops - SMART MOUTH..............NM
ok, I'll keep my mouth shut!! ;) Thanks! nm
Straight from the horse's mouth . . .

Snagged this straight from the Escription site.  Hope it helps.

We have had success configuring both the Belkin USB/Serial Adaptor and the Dynex USB PDA/Serial Adaptor to work properly with a serial Foot Pedal and EditScript MT. Other adaptors may also work using this setup, however we cannot guarantee that they will.

  1. To set up the Belkin USB/Serial Adaptor:
  2. Install the USB/Serial adaptor per the instructions included with the device.
  3. After installation, open the Windows Device Manager:

    1. Right-Click on My Computer, choose Properties.
    2. From the Hardware tab, cick Device Manager.
    3. In the Device Manager window, click the + sign next to Ports (COM & LPT). You should see the USB/Serial Adaptor listed there with a COM port next to it.
    4. Right click on the Adaptor and choose Properties.
    5. From the Port Settings tab, click Advanced.
    6. From the COM Port Number drop-down, set the device to COM6. (Any COM device higher than COM4 should also work; be sure to remember what you set this to.)
    7. Click OK to close the Advanced window, then OK to close the Properties window.

  4. Close the Device Manager
  5. Now open EditScript and log in.
  6. Once you have logged in, click on the Options button in the EditScript toolbar:
  7. From the Foot Pedal tab, change the CommPort setting to COM6 (or whichever port it was set to above).
  8. Click OK to close the Options dialog.

Your Foot Pedal should now work properly through the Serial/USB adaptor.

Can you get cancer from chronic mouth

I have a wisdom tooth that is coming in. I do NOT do well w/ dentists/anesthesia, etc...well a few months back i had an appointment to have this removed.  long story short even though the dentist knew I was freaked out about the local anesthesia he took so long to do the extraction my mouth was no longer numb when the hygenist tested my gum area.  I freaked out, left crying and vowed to never go back to him.  Well now that the tooth is slowly coming in more and more i have an ulcer that seems to be getting bigger from where i am more or less chewing the inside of my mouth. 

It doesn't really hurt or bother me that much, i would much rather deal with the ulcer than have another panic attack/heart racing event from the local at the dentist's office.  My concern is this:  Can you develop cancer from a chronic mouth ulcer? My aunt died of oral (tongue) cancer last year so i'm paranoid about it.


Any info you can give is welcom.  Thanks!

All accounts I have are through word of mouth.
I started calling whenever an ad appeared in the newspaper for an MT. From there all accounts have been through referral. Work quality is the best reference you have.
Put your money where your mouth is and cancel
your service and switch to someone different. 
you talk out of both sides of your mouth--sm
on one hand you say compassion is another term for "enabling," and lending a helping hand to someone emotionally is only making them a victim. Now you say you have compassion and sympathy for others. yeah right.
She's talking out of both side of her mouth...
I know I recently saw a clip of a speech she did in which she said "outsourcing must stop" and "it is time to insource"