Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

But just because people are not willing to financially help doesn't make them any less helpful th

Posted By: MtMom30 on 2007-12-22
In Reply to: Look, I am as tired of everything as everyone. My heart breaks for MTs who cannot buy present for t - Piedmont


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

If OP cant financially make it with this job, she
you can actually make some changes on your end that are helpful - sm
Go to start, programs, accessories - click on accessibility. You can set your computer for the visually impaired and make everythign larger, not just the font. I have found this very useful as my eyesight has gone from bad to poor over the years.
You spending 3K in gasoline to make 4K plus all that time on the road?That doesn't make sense Pat

:) There are a LOT of positive, helpful people out there...
...but you won't find many here, unfortunately. FYI. :o)
The SH people have always been helpful and prompt with instructions. Ask them if your copy is legit.
so many people was wishy-washy nowadays...love to see people make
a stand for what they believe in...

it is kind of wierd those statements have to be made in the first place but guess we are an ever-transitioning country and are still young. so many different beliefs yet not much tolerance.

I found your post respectful, and right on as to how you feel. it does not seem that difficult to sift through to read and respond to messages someone might not care for...
Of course you second this. That's what MQ managers do. Doesn't make it right

or relevant.  Keep putting out those fires of MQ discontent, or at least until the big guns with the lawsuits put out MQ for good.

What a crummy job you have to defend big business against the little guys who are just trying to make a living.  Kinda have to sell your soul doncha? 


doesn't this make the fed gov even more liable?
Think about it: If they knew how volatile this area was, shouldn't they have responded IMMEDIATELY to help the local gov? I imagine some people might have been afraid to go into some of those areas where murder and rape are an everyday occurrence...?

they knew how bad it was and how order was needed probably more than anyone did...
This doesn't even make sense - sm
Why are you getting these reports? Were you told or asked to do this? I don't get this at all, especially since you aren't QA.
What doesn't make sense? ..sm

From what the OP said, she wouldnít have even known about the call if her husband hadnít shared the information. Why would he create suspicion where there is none?

The only thing the OPís husband did was answer his phone and tell his wife about the conversation. How many times a day do you answer a phone? How many times do you mention a call in conversation? He may have only mentioned it because he was amused by his friendís childish ways. If the OPís husband doesnít want his friend using him as an answering service, then he needs to discuss that with his friend. It is between the two men.

What did the woman who called do wrong? She was given a number to reach someone at, and she called the number. If someone gives you a number to call, you assume it is okay to call that number. She may have even had a legitimate reason to get in touch with the guy.

Calling the friendís wife would only humiliate and embarrass her. If her husband is a cheat, and there is no proof that he is, she knows. When she is ready to accept that information and handle it in her own way, sheíll do that. It is also possible that her husband isnít cheating or that she doesnít care if heís cheating.

This situation has obviously caused tension for the OP. Maybe this is bothering her so much because she already has suspicions, if so, she needs to figure out if her suspicions are valid or if it is how own insecurities. She should then discuss her feelings with her husband calmly and rationally; freaking out or getting loud doesnít make anyone hear you any better, in fact, the opposite is true. Just because someone elseís husband is a skank doesnít mean her husband is a skank. It isnít fair to convict this man of anything other than answering his phone and having a friend with poor judgement.

What? That doesn't make sense. sm
How would the house be worth less than she paid in legal fees to keep it in the divorce? Even if she paid $20,000 in attorney fees, she still came out the winner. These houses look beautiful, and it sounds as though she enjoys hers very much. Did you actually look at the photos, and read her description? You said you didn't think she's be able to give it away much less sell it, and that statement is just crazy.
I make mistakes too (who doesn't?) but (sm)
some of the more obvious errors, like the difference in "their, they're, there", definitely spelled definately, accomodate, things like that are what I mean; they are not typos, but errors.  If someone told me I was spelling "definitely" wrong, you'd better believe I would put it in my Expander or SOMETHING.  I still say a lot of people just don't care and don't like being told anything.
That may be true, but it doesn't make it RIGHT. - sm
I think honesty and quality in the workplace should be more important than the Almighty Dollar. Especially when the people making MOST of the Almighty Dollars already have far more of them than they probably really need, and the MTs don't have enough of them to survive.
That doesn't make any sense then
I can't believe the trees would make any difference beaming to a satellite especially if you are able to get Dish Network.
Just because she said it doesn't make it true! LOL
"Boredom comes from within." Well, what does that mean exactly? Yes, I'm sure boredeom does come from within because deep down inside I want to be challenged. I want to use my brain and find a career where I forget that I'm even working because I'm so engrossed in the task at hand. I don't think that job exists. Do you? Or maybe it does, but I just haven't found it yet. MT certainly isn't challenging any more. The only challenge for me is keeping a decent paying account that doesn't go to VR or offshore.

At job interviews, I always tell the interviewer that I like to be kept busy. Otherwise, I start clock watching and thinking about all the stuff that needs to be done around my house. Sometimes I wonder if I'm ADD because I was the same way in school. If the topic interested me, I was there. If it was boring, like government or history, I would totally zone out and not be able to concentrate. I guess we're all like that to an extent, right? It's just difficult to concentrate on MT lately because I know it's just another report with the same old physical exam section, the same diagnoses, the same plan. It's never going to end as long as I do this job. Every day, there's more work, more of the same old, same old. Yeah, I think I need to get out of MT. I don't even know if editing or QA would be challenging enough for me.
doesn't make any sense--sm
explain "in the year you reach full retirement.." and "until the month you reach full retirement." very confusing.

it doesn't make sense (sm)
Do you really think Stedman's is going to make everything available for free?

This person has posted this link at least twice - who knows what it might be putting on your computer.

I haven't clicked the link and don't intend to. It can't be a legit link.
Just cuz the BOS says so, doesn't make it correct.
That doesn't even make sense. You don't
think newbies do MT? What? Well then what do you call all the newbies out of MT school who get jobs?
It doesn't make any difference...
whether you are an IC or not, the work still needs to be done... and it needs to be done 24/7.  There are plenty of companies who pay a decent shift differential, but that isn't the point either.  You should not always expect to get more in order to do what your job requires.  And you come here and post a rant about how you cannot find a good job... I think it is quite obvious why.  You are not willing to be flexible.
I'm not sure which is right, but either way, seems like it doesn't make sense to rebuild
are you the same Laura E who did not even make 12k last year? That doesn't
sound like plenty of work. It sounds like PT and that does not mean that there is enough for FT.
No, that doesn't make you a horrible person.

Doesn't it make you just about "loose" your mind? (nm)
Your comment doesn't make sense.
Maybe you're not talking about the same India/Indians, but what ytou said doesn't make sense. If they outsource most of their work to India, how do they "not" pay Indians? Explain, please.
No, having a separate office doesn't make
me concentrate any better. The part that is nice about it is when I'm not working, I can close the door and not think about work. When I can't concentrate, I usually put in some soft music, light a stinky candle, make a cup of tea and force myself to type for at least one hour before taking a quickie break. I pretty much make a deal with myself as a reward to get it done.
This message doesn't make a lot of sense.
If you owe $$ to the state, that has nothing to do with how fast you tax return will be done. You pay when you file, simple enough. If you want to pay and then file, then write the check today and stick it in the mail. Since you don't say what state you live in, I'll assume that your 2007 quarterly tax deadline is the same as everyone else's--1/15/08. If you have no idea, then the last place to be asking for advice on this matter is this board. Go to your state's website and check their revenue page.
no offense, but that really doesn't make any sense
6/cpl is 6/cpl and that's 3 cents less per line than 9/cpl.
Kaysar has a brain and Eric doesn't. 82%! That's a whole lot of people who think different
Eric has short guy syndrome.
I doesn't matter. You can transcribe the reports of people you know. sm
You just keep it confidential. There is no need to tell a supervisor or bow out of doing the report. Just don't talk about it, AT ALL.
Still doesn't make sense content-wise.
A flax is gonna take care of the patient? I'm not comfortable that is correct.
Doesn't that make the software you go to sell on ebay
unusable then because the key HAS been used from the software?
Doesn't that make you sick? Entitlement programs my a**. I would like sm
my niece who has multiple children - like i said earlier she began having them at 13, to NOT be entitled to your money or my money.
Doesn't offshoring make HIPAA a joke?
Americans spend time carefully deleting old files, etc., IN THEIR OWN HOMES while current records and sensitive information are allowed to regularly be sent to insecure terror hot spots like Mumbai?

It's all about PROFITS--not security or privacy.
Unskilled labor doesn't make much more than minimum wage anywhere.
How they can afford to work for minimum wage or purchase health insurance is a whole different issue. I don't want to subsidize unskilled workers benefits by paying higher prices at Walmart or anywhere else. And my dear poster, that's what it comes down to. If you force any company to pay "benefits" (health insurance is not an entitlement) the consumer will absorb the cost or the business will fail. Same with minimum wage going up or taxes. The prices go up to cover the business expenses. I go to Walmart for bargains. If I don't get bargains because the prices are high, I don't shop there. Walmart knows they need to keep prices low and they cannot afford to subsidize unskilled workers health insurance. My company doesn't and I understand the reason.
replace "should" with "could" - there, doesn't it make it a lot easier now?
replace "should" with "could" - there, doesn't it make it a lot easier now?
Busy MT, your statement doesn't make a lot of sense. First of all, if US staff did walk out, MQ

one, because they don't have enough people in India to cover a large walkout and, two, their QA staff put out about maybe on a good day 70% quality.  Even the quality that gets back to the client I work for now is horrible because there are certain MTs who apparently some not too bright supervisor thinks is producing work that is good enough to go to the client without being checked over and the hospital is having an absolute fit over it.  I say, let em walk!

I say financially I can't leave because
there is nothing to rent with 3 bedrooms. I need three bedrooms. This home is the only one on the market worth the money and worth my time as it needs nothing. Everyone is telling me I should rent. There is NOTHING to rent here with 3 bedrooms, Therefore, if I shouldn't buy the house, and there is nothing to rent, then, well, FINANCIALLY I can't leave.
If you run a very financially business
from your home now, give a ballpark figure on what the income is. I have gone down in my income more than 40 thousand dollars over the years so this is the realistic expectation. I have heard from others that the courses are offering ideas that are not feasible. Lot of companies being outsourced and the pay has really fallen. Let me know what the salary you think you might be able to make.
I'm emotionally and financially stuck

I'm wanting to buy a house. I have 3 kids, 1, 2, and 16. I live with my Not-So-Darling-BF, 2 youngest are his. I have a purchase offer on this house and can get financing. The payment is 200 more than I wanted to spend. House is 5 years old, in town, right by my 16 y/o school. I have CC debt (about 9500), a student loan, a couple other small (less than 1000 bills).

I posted my dilemna on MSN Money message board. They all think I should rent, pay off debt, get a roommate, that I should build my emergency fund, save for the house, blah, blah.

Obviously I'm an MT, make 42k a year with 3 parttime MT jobs, one going full-time hopefully in the next year, and child support from 16 y/o which I will lose if she does not continue school after graduating.

I may have a renter, my brother, who would be good for about $350 a month, incl. heat, etc.

I feel so emotionally drained. My "BF" can be prone to violence, never hurting me or kids, but breaking the "house", he thinks he is "Mr. Wonderful" and always has that attitude...I could go on..I wanted to leave at 3 months of knowing him but got pregnant...to make a long story short...and I stayed "cause of the kids."

I'm not sure why I'm posting but I feel my next step is the psych ward. Financially I guess I can't leave and emotionally I can't stay as I'm going nuts.

I need advice or words of encouragment or something, anything....

Emotionally and financially stuck. Please sm.
No, you're not stuck. You obviously need to get away from the Not-So-Darling-BF. If he's breaking up stuff in the house, sooner or later he'll pop somebody. Okay?

You are earning money and I agree that you probably should purchase a place of your own. Right now, however, does not seem the time. Now is the time to set up a place of your own per rent and get yourself, your family, and your finances together. I know this is not what you want to hear, but it's the truth. Please do not take offense.

You need to gather yourself, so to speak, and you cannot do that with a mortgage you cannot afford alone hanging over your head. You'll just be headed for disaster, shorting yourself, your children, and your work.

Again, please don't take this the wrong way. I would simply hate like he$$ t see you make the same mistake that I've seen numerous times already.

The first step is to get out of there and set up your own place, not brother's or anyone else's, but yours. You have a family to support. If you choose to go it alone, then alone you should go. The second is to make the BF pay child support. Get that lined up and if he is dependable, you can figure it into your budget. And lastly, once you have your finances configured, you can then decide what you can afford for your family as a home. Comfortably.

No offense intended here and again, I hope you do not take any of this the wrong way. It's just the smart thing to do, especially when you have three children to think of.

Good luck. :)
Financially, it must be a substantial loss.
I would have to take on a side job to make up for loss of income if this happened to me. Don't the supervisors realize it is costly to do this? I'd say it is equivalent to a demotion. The least they could do is let you work 6 hours on prior account and 2 hours on new acct until you gradually gain speed.
i don't know why people make fun of mq and ceo(s) of mq. they are trying so hard

it takes TIME to award these prizes and to figure out pay increases.  They have priorities you know.  They are fighting lawsuits, figuring out bonuses for management and trying to save their own jobs or at least accumulate some cash in an offshore bank before going to jail or getting fired for running a scam operation bilking the shareholders, clients and MTs. 

Just be patient.  In a year or so Frank will come through (or at least his replacement) as to who won the Hawaii trip.


I'm with you ... people can make their own choices. nm
No need to laugh. Many people make that and much more. I do. nm
Some of us are IT people who make more money
doing MT. I've found that I know more about computers than the so-called IT people working for MT services. However, I would never recommend PC Doctor. AVG Free is the best free antivirus software out there. And you're not an id-iot. It's also tough to know which programs will cause a software conflict until you actually try them. Hope things go better for you.
I am not worried about what other people make... sm
What bothers me is that people post about how there wages are so low, their income is low, and it discourages the new people in the field before they get a chance to see for themselves what they can or cannot do.  I just really do not see how people can not type more than 75-100 lines an hour if they are really working their job.  I consistently type 350-400 lines an hour for 6 hours a day.  That averages me to $35-40 an hour - which is way over minimum wage.
For financially related Christmas issues, please see
gab board. I know some have posted about this and not being able to get presents for their children.
I have seen editors/QA people act put-upon because we make mistakes.
That's their JOB to correct mistakes.  And while we are working on production and a QA/Editor has time to listen to something over and over, they act like we should have gotten this and why was it sent to QA blah, blah.  Editors forget the sole purpose of their job is to fix the report and move on.  Some of them have to lord it over you with comments that are totally unnecessary.  Just give me the answer and I certainly don't need a speech or reprimand with the answer.  You do your job and I'll do mine.  I don't lecture you, don't lecture me.
Just make a "mean people" forum nm