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Doesn't sound too good sm

Posted By: only8yrs on 2008-01-03
In Reply to: 35 years here and highest 8 - Me

I wonder if there is something else we could use our skills in that makes more money, maybe in medical records or billing and coding.  Maybe being paid in something that pays hourly would be more beneficial.  I am aware there are medical transcriptionists who really do make good money with benefits.  Guess they have the right accounts to do so.

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Doesn't sound good, does it?
Since it's the line coming to your house that matters and TW apparently has the monopoly on that, you may have to crunch some numbers to see if it's worth it to rethink how you pay for your entertainment bundle. Ours is bundled as satellite TV/phone/DSL. If we had cable as opposed to DSL, it would definitely be easier to regroup. I wish you luck.
so whose job was it to hire these MTs? doesn't sound like they did a good job.
who else you want to relieve of their work duties? the recruiters, the testers, the trainers, the owners?
Yuck! That doesn't sound good...thanks! :) NM
That doesn't sound right.
I had student loans and still did work study.  Also, contact the school's website and financial aid office for information about scholarships.  Local private scholarships are available through the National Guard, VFW, Elk's Club, BPW, etc.  They're for maybe $500-1,000, but there's very little competition for them.  You can find information about scholarships online, too, without having to pay or buy a subscription to anything.  The information's out there if you look for it.
Thank you. It doesn't sound like it's for me then.
Doesn't sound right to me.
I used to re-record for Medquist many years ago and they reimbursed based on my volume. I would certainly not call a client as I am an MT, not a secretary and don't get paid to talk on the phone.

If you need a long distance provider for a small flat fee, try Vonage. I have heard good things about them.
No, it doesn't sound legal.
I'd be contacting the department of labor, better business bureau, FTC, etc.  There are lawsuits out there where MTSOs tried to withhold pay from ICs.  The ICs won.
I have to agree. Doesn't sound right somehow
Especially the line about "now I only eat 2 doughnuts and half a gallon of milk for breakfast," and also the part about not understanding why the exercise machines make noises when she gets on them.

Call me cynical, but it sounds like someone is trying to stir up some controversy.
doesn't sound cute...

No, it doesn't sound crazy at all.

Doesn't sound like she deserves one.
It doesn't sound to me like you were heard.

"Um, yeah, we got your email, and, um, could you do these right away, please?  Thanks."

If I were in their shoes I'd be thinking, let's give this poor girl a break.  I hope they wake up soon!  Maybe at 3 a.m.!

Doesn't sound real
Sounds like a game to me....
Thanks, doesn't sound like something I want to work on. nm
Something doesn't sound right, here. Testing centers
That's it??! Doesn't sound like a lot of lines to me in 4 hours. nm
This doesn't sound right. Your MTSO was paying
I thought they could only charge for COBRA what their premium is, plus a small (2% ?) administrative fee.

I'm sorry. This must be a nightmare for you
Doesn't sound fair or worth it at all, to me. (sm)
Hi Hayseed,

I definitely know where you're coming from. First of all, I never heard of being on a pager for transcription. Especially if you work for a big company, which you would think have people who work a graveyard shift. I can see it for certain circumstances, for instance during normal working hours, or if you work for more than one company, and they're paging you to let you know there's tons of work or something. But if you've just put in a full day of transcribing (which I think for most of us is much longer than a standard 8-hour day!), then by all means you need to be able to get a good night's sleep.

Any supervisor worth the big bucks they're getting paid should be told what this is doing to you. But it sounds like someone is taking advantage of what sounds like a very strong work ethic that you have, and if you give 'em an inch, they'll take a mile.

Back in the old days when I concurrently ran a small horse-transporting service in addition to transcription, I was 'on-call' 24/7. After nearly running myself ragged too many times, thinking I could save all the horses in the world that had colic and needed emergency surgery at U.C. Davis, I finally had to draw a line somewhere and know when to say 'no'. One time, after working a full day in the office, then getting called at 6 pm to take a horse with a twisted intestine to UCD for surgery, I finally made it back home and into bed at about 3 AM, and had to be at work at 8 AM. And then the phone rang. It was the SAME vet that had just sent me to UCD earlier that evening! I hated saying no, because it put him and everyone else in a real bind, but I knew that I just couldn't physically do it.

Eventually I got better at knowing what I could do and what I couldn't, and it really did help my state of mind immensely, especially once I started getting 6-8 hours of sleep per night, again!

Anyway, I think you were totally within your rights and thinking very clearly when you emailed them to say you wanted to get rid of the pager. If you only got paged once in a blue moon, and got BEAUCOUP BUCKS for your time when you did the STAT work, it'd be one thing. But to be paged to the point of being totally sleep-deprived and feeling like you're losing it, is quite another.

I'm amazed that an employer would do this to you. Is it always the same person that pages you, or are there many, and they all think they're the ONLY one paging you? Whatever. Either way, I think those middle-of-the-night STATS are why the Graveyard Shift was invented, and if that's not your shift, then they should be paging someone else.

So don't feel guilty for having to put your foot down and say enough is enough. You should probably tell them a lot of the things you said in your post above, too... someone definitely needs to have their eyes opened.

I seriously doubt anyone is going to fire you for simply needing a night's sleep! But on the off-off-off chance that happens, all I can say is, you didn't lose much, but THEY sure did.
but then again, your "empty folders" symptom doesn't really sound like a
Doesn't sound round, makes no sense.
It doesn't sound HATEFUL to me, this person is just saying that suddenly

those who celebrate Christmas are forced to conform for a few minority religions? That's not right. A friend of mine who is Jewish regularly has her children out of school during Hannukah and the school doesn't penalize her children for it.  As far as Christmas plays are concerned, I don't think it's right to force children to be in a play that consists of a bunch of different beliefs if they are not of that particular belief system.  If that is how it is going to be, then they need to completely do away with Christmas/Holiday plays altogether.  There are many holiday songs out there that don't recognize ANY religion at all.  If religion is the issue, than children can easily sing Santa Clause is coming to town or, Jingle Bells, etc. without offending since those songs lean more toward the commercial aspect of the holiday season.  And then, those who want to participate in separate PRIVATE plays can do so.  There are options that can be chosen without hurting anyone's feelings about their religious beliefs.

It doesn't sound right to me. That one MINOR error should only be counted
as 1/2 point because it's not critical to patient care.
i'd worry more about that's getting into the food, from the bowl. Microwave doesn't sound

that doesn't sound like insurance, sounds like a discount plan:
I agree - doesn't sound like it's worth your time to fight her anymore. NM
Good for you! You sound like a very nice and generous person and you deserve all your good luck! nm
Wow. Does not sound good to me!
I was having problems understanding certain doctors. I changed the sound card in my computer and what a difference that made. It spend around 70.00 to do this but my production line count went up and my errors went down. Also, invest in a good pair of head phones. I spent 50.00 on a pair of Sony earbud earphones (noise reduction type) at Best Buy. They are the best of the best. Good luck to you.
WW is a good sound program (sm)
that nearly anyone can follow because it involves "real food" and no restrictions. I don't know about you, but when I'm told I can only eat this or that and not to eat this or that, that's when I start to fail at a "diet."

I see someone else suggested Atkins, and from what I've seen of a lot of people on that, usually it's not a lifestyle choice. They lose weight but if they change their eating habits, pounds come back with a few friends. South Beach, from what I understand, is also along the way of Atkins but they do promote good carbs, I'm guessing whole wheat/grains as opposed to simple sugar grains.

If you are currently not overdoing it on calories and following a fairly healthy diet, I would suggest upping the amount of time you walk, plus making sure you are getting in plenty of water. I walk 5 miles per day, takes 60 minutes, and in my weight loss phase, I lost on average 2 pounds per week. Sometimes 2-1/2, but averaged per month about 8-10 pounds. Do you have an extra 30 minutes to add to your walking regimen? Also, I did light toning, which also helps burn more calories, even at rest.

I don't know what your budget is like, but you could probably drop that extra 20 simply by walking more.
geeezz that does not sound good
Please keep the puppy away from that little girl. I don't like the sound of it. Good for you sm

with the camera.  Keep that video for a long time!  People's memories have a way of fading. 

Shelties are the sweetest, gentlest dogs, but their instinct is to nip feet in an attempt to herd.  Have fun with your new sweetie! 

Be very careful!!! Does not sound like a good place to go. nm


All I ask is for clearly speaking dictators and good sound quality and I would be a
Yes, they have the right to use it but that doesn't mean that it's good for us
More and more companies are using it, as well as their own programs they are designing, which do the same thing. I've seen it first hand. The workload slows, what is left is all awful doctors that you can't understand, or that say uhmmm after every word so it takes 10 minutes to type a 1-paragraph report.
Sound like a good guy who has the sense to realize he is not speaking to a machine.

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If anyone has any great headphones, that minimize listening time and maximize typing time, please post or email me.  I left my email address, just click the link to email.  Thanks SOOOOOO much.  Thanks.  Really.  Thanks. 

Good luck to your daughter!!! The songs sound great!
Sound is usually good. Separate line is better if you don't want to tie up your main phone all
She's got a real good way about her, doesn't she??!!! nm
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OK, sounds good, but doesn't it need liquid to
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Good grief, hope it doesn't have too many changes sm
If so, we should get our money back on the 2nd, geez! Enough is enough.Some of the 2nd is wrong anyway, leave us alone!
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Any ideas?


Doesn't matter 1 iota if it is a medical report.She probably wouldn't know a good MT if 1 bit
the butt - that was my point.
I wear cheapie ear buds from Target, any brand, usually Koss. Comfy, light, good sound, cheap. nm
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in the morning (used to be 4) w/Nutrasweet, a little regular powdered creamer and a little liquid French Vanilla creamer (yes, I do like it sweet!)  If I'm really sleepy and need the boost, I'll have another cup or two. 

Then I immediately start drinking diet Dr. Pepper, and not the caffeine-free kind.  Love it.  I drink diet Dr. Pepper throughout the day and night, about 6 cans a day (it used to be diet Coke).  I've joked with my friends and family that it might be time for them to hold an intervention for me with the Dr. P. 

I do sometimes worry about the mass quantity of Nutrasweet I consume each day.  Anybody else? 

Why are YOU attacking HER? Just because she doesn't want kids, doesn't mean she needs a psychi
Has anyone disconnected the internal sound card and replace with another sound card?

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Everyone on this board is so knowledgeable, I really appreciate you.  You have helped me many times. 

You do sound FAT, but you don't sound RICh.
Go live in Iraq or something.