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Posted By: Jan on 2005-08-08
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Well you gave her a fair chance, asked her to stop. It's a shame she didn't take the chance. n
You are probably right. If I were looking for a job, I would not take the chance with this one. nm
Is your dad by any chance (sm)
a less than happy camper when he wakes up in the morning? Maybe moving a little too fast in the morning? Maybe Snoopy is avoiding dad when dad's adrenaline is pumping, but doesn't see a problem when dad is kicked back and relaxed.
Then there's the off chance that...
The person who posted wasn't "Joan Berre," but was trying to potentially cause trouble for her. I would hate to think that anyone would do that, but it's possible.
I have a chance (m)
to go to work in-house for $17/hour. The problem is it's a 2 hour drive each way for me. I have a car that gets great gas mileage. Would you do it?
By any chance was it... (sm)
Proficient Transcription? There have been numerous complaints about this so-called company. They may be under a different name by now but the owner's name was Donna. She had people give her money to buy equipment they could buy themselves and then would give them next to nothing in terms of work and then not pay for what they did. Just curious if this was the same.
IMO...not a chance. No way, no how.
I beat VR with my own standards and templates, but it's still nowhere near that. On the most excellent of days with the perfect dictators and best templates I can get 550/hour. But again..that's a lot of template/expander help.
Not a chance....
Especially if termination was through no fault of your own, and was due to their own internal structuring.

Make their loss, your gain, and don't look back.

You can do better.
Give MQ a chance...
Isn't it just possible that after all is said and done, and after all the changes, MQ may very well be a much better company to work for? Perhaps closing all these millions of branches (and the wildly different management styles, i.e. Columbus versus Amherst) will result in a more streamlined, consistent company where there is consistency across the board? Trimming the fat can be a good thing, U know. Personally I think Amherst is on borrowed time - a soon-to-be relic of the bad old days when nothing was done the same way from branch to branch. After all the dust settles, MQ just MIGHT be an excellent place to work again - but at least we should hear them out and give them the chance to prove it. Just my 2.5 cents...
Any chance it is something along the line of... sm
glioependymal cyst, meningeal cyst,
Are you by any chance from Alaska?

Or do you mean just because it gets dark early because of the time change.  I've heard of people in Alaska with the night being so long using that light for depression, but that's really the only time I've heard of it.

That is good. I would never take a chance sm
with my pets.  Cats are felines.  Dogs are canines.  Two different species.  What works on one "could" kill the other in some instances.  Just check pet poison control centers.   Maybe same chemicals in some instances, but different formulas entirely.   
I had a chance to sign up.
My ex-employer was into it.  There were some local people who did well with it and were in that upper group.  Also, I had the opportunity to check out some of the tapes without buying.  I still never found the money to get started.  Now I am glad I didn't. 
No. She had her chance and didn't win.
Now if she's unable to try out due to an injury, that's too bad. No one else would be given the luxury of not having to try out and still getting on the team. She already got to to go the Olympics, so give someone else a chance!
Do you by any chance use Benadryl or
anything containing diphenhydramine?  I don't have RLS, but when I use the above to help me sleep I have it really bad.  Just in case you do use it, I thought I'd let you know.  Good luck!
I agree with you. You only get one chance
to make a first impression. If 5 people come in for the job all w/the same credentials, I would pick the one w/the neatest appearance. At K-Mart he's probably going to doing something where customers can see him. I insist on my son wearing clean, pressed slacks or jeans and a shirt w/a collar.
If given the chance would you go hourly or ... sm
stay production if the pay per hour was around $15 with no opportunity to make more per hour or as an employee with incentive and all you were making a minimum of 9.5 cents per line?  Is it better to make a little less but know exactly what you are going to make each week or just go for the ability to make more and hope you are able to stay productive.  Thanks. 
I would jump at the chance....
Give the kid a chance....

she has to start somewhere. If you are as good as you say then you will be an excellent trainer for her and will be rewarded for teaching her the ropes. IMHO you sound kind of threatened by this and I have to wonder why. Be nice and help her along in becoming great transcriptionist.

Would you by chance work for
I speed them up every chance I get!

I have a chance to get an account but I need a VPN.
I googled and found some information and from what I understand it is very simple to setup and basically like setting up any connection to the internet.    Is it really that easy? 
I would have jumped at the chance.
20 minutes away? The last job where I actually was offered any training was 45 minutes away, but I went. Although meeting face to face is not necessary, I always enjoyed putting a face to a name/voice. I think, in this case, it was irresponsible of the MTs to blow this off. With my present job the MTSO came out and loaded the software on my computer and briefly showed me how to use it. I appreciated even that much. Most of the time ICs are expected to just be able to do it. I am an older MT with lots of experience, but I scramble for any technical experience/training I can get.
Are you talking VR by any chance?
If you are I have done the same group now for over 15 years, first straight and then VR. I do not see as to where there has been any change whatsoever in their speech, lack of, changing for the better and so on. I will say this, years ago in the 80s I worked at a hospital and did some outside work for a group of internists. One physician there was a horrible dictator; however 1 day he dictated in his office his own personal note to the bank regarding HIS money and it was unbelievably clear, no garbling, did not have to strain to hear him so they can do better, I know. Having said that, I have noticed no difference in their using a machine as to using the MTers- they basically just do not care (the majority, that is). What I hear on VR now is what I have heard for years and years, same ole.
No Admin here but think U should have chance
Our best chance at success would come from - sm
changes in how the US taxes all employers. Instead of rewarding them with a tax break for offshoring, there should be a HEFTY tax. They should pay for the 'privilege' of using cheap labor, not get rewarded for it. If something like could get passed in Congress, it would automatically include all MTSOs. Then things might change for the better for the average American worker.
Is this by any chance Pro-Type??sm
I think you should state the company name, this will save other MTs who are hired by these people a HUGE headache.  If someone does that to me, I make sure and post about them and their company on every MT board I can find.  Good luck.
Taking a chance
I saw an ad for a transcription job on Craigslist, and I responded.  It turned out not to be medical transcription.  If I can get the footpedal to work next time, it could be fun.  I've never heard of the company, so if it turns out to be an honest company with plenty of work and reasonable pay, I'll post the name.  It's neat because you can take the work they send or send it back.  What a change from the usual, right?  The rate is $18 per AUDIO hour, so we'll see what that translates to. 
Does this have anything to do with TigerFish by chance?
Well people, here's your chance

There's going to be a industry-wide conference in Kentucky in April to hash out the current state and future of VR/SR/ASR/SRT.  I think the first order of business should be to decide on a name (or initials) and stick to it.

Anyway, MTs can click on the below link and then click on their link that starts with "MTIA and AHDI seek your feedback...."  I haven't taken it yet so don't know whether it's just radio buttons to select canned answers or whether there's a place for written answers.  If there is, I'd be almost tempted to write a response that looks like some of the VR output I've seen!

Have at it, MTs.  Let your voices be heard.

This is what I use daily


This site lets you type in three or more letters of the drug, and it pulls up everything with those letters.  It's great for when you only hear part of the drug.


Daily work is exactly what the word DAILY means --> work that comes in on a daily basis.  No days pass by without an empty queue.

I must be with the wrong companies then.

Has anyone works for Cymed by any chance. What do you think of them.
All he was saying was Give Peace A Chance...nm
All we are saying is give peace a chance.

Is it Atlanta DataScribe by any chance? nm
This is true..they'll have their chance
at commercial success.  They'll all four have CDs released at some point no matter what happens from here on out.
Chance - golden retriever
Banshi - siamese kitten who passed away :(
If anyone from California gets a chance - go to the GAB Board sm
my post was moved there, and I'm so afraid that no one will see it. 
Chance of a lifetime - take this advice
IMHO you *always* give a break/lower rate to your first clients... You have to get your foot in the door.

Take .12/line and consider youself LUCKY.

As this poster says, be sure to spell out exactly what you will do for this rate - other services can be billed extra. I would ask for reevaluation in 6 months but offer them .12 to start.

If you don't want to *always* be looking over your shoulder at competitors who will steal your accounts for a fraction of a cent! bid low. You can afford the lower rate because of the overhead you won't have to pay that the bigger companies do...
By any chance did you work for OmniMed?...
I did and I was out of MT awhile and then when I got back in it, I realized they were out of business. I now work for Amphion, that has a lot of the same people. You could try them. I think there is also AccuStat in Wisconsin.
To "Typed in the USA," here's your chance to round up the other MTs!
I know there were many other MTs who expressed desire to form a new company - what a coinky dink that someone needs an MTSO with a group of MTs to take 5000 lines a day! Go for it :)

Oh...and email me if you need another gal :)
Not everyone comes to this board daily!
Are we not allowed to ask questions if they've been asked before? I understand this is the main board but people complain on the company board too if you ask about a company already posted about. Maybe those people can just skip over the posts and keep going, onto another message board preferably! Sheesh.
How many authors do you have daily?

I'm with a small MTSO and for quite a while have been on an account with about 10 doctors, mostly ESL.  I was very comfortable with them.  I have been trained on three accounts, one with maybe 6 and then another very large account, but they kept me primarily on this account.

Recently I was switched to one of the other accounts - no ESL, but this last pay period I had 38 different authors!!  Am having a hard time getting comfortable, and there's other problems , but for this post I just was hoping to find out, on average how many authors are others doing?

Maybe I was really lucky before with just 10 docs - ?

Usually 2 hours daily.
Today I clocked 2 hours 33 minutes and I can honesly say I'm beat!  Almost solid H&Ps and D/C summaries too...so finger-saving normals.  Blech!
I would still flag it - he said twice daily not

Daily digest
What's the daily digest?  I had not heard of that.  How do we sign up for it?
I add things daily. sm
I have been an MT and had an Expander for nine years, and i still add things on a daily basis. Not only cos I still run into new stuff daily, but also because your mind thinks of more and more complex things to put in there as you go.

Back when I started, all I thought about was long words and two-word phrases, maybe some longer phrases. I was happy with that. But then as i went typing happily along, I discovered I could do much more -- put entire sentences in, put formatting in, create entire pick lists, call up macros, call up websites, call up templates, the list goes on and on.

How do I remember them? Well, first I realize it's missing by actually typing in the short I think would make sense if it was in there. If it's not there, I put it in. Then maybe the next time I run into that phrase, I think, "hmm, have I entered this before?" and i try out the short that would make the most sense to me (at that time of course, which could be completely different than the first time!) And if it's there, yeah! I just saved myself some keystrokes!

I also just switched to IT and about once a month I run an enrichment on my doctors to get the most out of what they say.
what is daily work?
If it's never running out, being able to work the hours you want to work and still making a decent paycheck, then yes I have daily work.
The Daily Typo: - (sm)

What was dictated:   "He had normal fundi bilaterally."

What I typed:  "He had normal FUNGI bilaterally."

Mental image that conjured up:   Dude with large mushrooms sprouting out of his ears!     

Is there a chance the other cat(s) aren't letting her use the litter box? sm
That is a problem in my multicat household. Some of them will chase the cat who is eliminating in the wrong place so she can't use the box. They'll even hide in the area of the box and pounce on her when she tries to relieve herself. You can try putting boxes in different spots or different floors of the home. Good luck.