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EXACTLY - great post!! not paid enough!! sm

Posted By: I think U R nutzo.....whether we attended on 2006-03-05
In Reply to: It's a knowledge-intensive field which doesn't pay anywhere near enough.. - L.P.H.

With all that we have to know, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, equipment, physical therapy, OT, rehabilitation therapy, cardiology and all THAT entails, neurology and neurosurgery, physiatry, psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics someone in this thread has the audacity to say we are less than professional?


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Great post. I swear by both Advantage and Frontline Plus-- both work great! - sm
I don't know about "natural" approaches for the house. I have always used flea bombs in the past before the miracle of Advantage and Frontline changed my life. Have not had a flea problem at all since I began using those products about 10 years ago, dose all the dogs religiously once a month with the Frontline Plus except in Dec.-Feb. to save a few bucks and because the ground is generally frozen by then and no fleas are scurring about. -- Hope you get flea free soon.
Great post -great job of wording your answer! (sm)
Original poster - I completely agree with this answer, especially the part about finding yourself and using all that you have learned intellectually and connecting that to something that you will also enjoy with your heart!! You have so many wonderful options for your future - much more than many of us.
Great platform, but curious about being paid by line vs. report as well, which is best?

For QA consulting I'm paid per hour; QA instructing (college) paid salary, QA editing paid per li
I am an IC and work for two different MTSOs as well as instruct at a business college.
What a great post...(nm)
Great post! nm
This was a great post, thank you!!!
GREAT post. Thank you.
Thank you for the great post
What a nice thought. A happy MT week to everyone!!!
WOW what a GREAT post!!! nm

Great post! LOL
I always always have to follow it up with an explanation as to what it is, exactly. I think I'm going to start saying I'm a *medical* court stenographer ;)
Yours was a GREAT post!...sm

More advice would also be that one has to *put in your time*, especially if you're young, i.e., I worked at a hospital for 8-9 years in 3 diff depts, did MTg along w/other duties, then worked for a svce 7 years, and another one for 1-1/2 yrs, then got my own accts. 

But I learned terminology all along the way and at the hospital took a basic med term course and got a certificate, (not CMT though).  Learned 3 fields there while working.  However, when I got to the first sve, thinking I knew sooooo much, WAKE UP CALL, I felt I knew nothing - as svce had full hospital accts (along w/pvt MD accts).  I took on 12 accounts there for 7 years.  I learned just about every field there, love working from home.  

Just for the record, I ALWAYS get dressed every day and never *stay in my jammies* working, as someone else posted, as if that would be something to aspire to (?).  I think getting dressed is great discipline or keeps one disciplined I think, in my opinion.

Hope everyone has a nice profitable week

GREAT post nn.......thanks for that!!!..sm

I, too, believe we are the JEWELS of the industry - us older ones who have been doing this work for 3+ decades or more or less.......We step up to the plate just like we have been for ALL those years.

Thanks for your positive post!  You hang tough too!!!  *S*

Lottery?  We have a better chance of getting hit by lightning, unfortunately, than winning the lottery - which is a 1:14,000,000 chance at that.  Hence, I NEVER do play it anymore. 

Have a great Sunday!!! 

Great post, really. :) NM
Great post.
great post!
What a great reply! It's odd that on this MT forum, medical transcription and the qualifications necessary to be a successful MT are often trivialized or maligned (like the nasty poster who said ''It takes intelligence to be an engineer''). Yet when the MT--who knows better-- protests, she gets personally attacked as ''neurotic'' or ''personality disordered''. What MT would take the time to visit, for example, a forum for teachers or nurses, post nasty pot-shots about a profession, and then claim the person responding to the insults is ''neurotic'' or somehow at fault for responding!
Very well said. Great post. Thank you. NM

Great Post!
I love your avatar, by the way.

Yes, stories like yours will inspire the incoming hopefuls to this field. Determination, savvy, and brains do count tremendously, not just the program attended!
Great post, but I'm
I think unions served a purpose at other times in history, when children were working in sweat shops & that sort of thing. Now I think they can be kind of dangerous...& become part of the thing a group was initially struggling against. Too powerful, too money-hungry. I've witnessed things like people being forced to join a union in order to get a job. The job was an on-call position; i.e., no call, no pay. At the end of some pay periods, people would have no income but still owe union dues. That sort of thing. Also they can protect good employees; unfortunately, they also protect terrible employees who deserve to be let go. This can cause the rest of a great staff to have to work around one inept person who sleeps on the job.
What a great post!

I recently quit an in-house job to go back working at home.  Hated the politics, the doctors were crazy unorganized and waaaay too much drama.  Now I get to work in pajama pants and a t shirt, no more 30 minute drive to work and even as I type this, one of the cats is trying to sit in front of the monitor to get my attention.  Right now it's cute, as I'm not on the clock.  Later on tonight, however...............

Great post
I agree 100%, we can all sit here and complain and cry in our milk that all our work went overseas or we can try to do something about it by informing the general public in an intelligent and fact-based manner. I just saw the commercial on TV for "watchdog" true it is a company that makes money off of monitoring your credit. I had never paid any attention to that commercial before today. It got my attention "today" when they said "70% of identity theft" is NOT credit based and they were talking about medical records being disposed of improperly, people getting medical care by using someone elses medical information that was obtained in some type of illegal manner. That commercial got my attention because of what we have been talking about right here. So if we informed our neighbors, friends, relatives, doctors, nurses, etc. How many of them would sit up and take notice and say "Wow that is what they have been talking about?" The most we have to lose is a little time...time is going to pass by whether we use it for this purpose or not. If we do nothing the time will still have passed, more of our jobs will be gone and what used to be a good profession will be reduced to "anyone with half a brain can do it because no one pays attention to what the medical records say anymore."

We can't make it change, if no one does anything but sit here and complain about it.

I truly believe that MT's are a well-educated, intelligent group of professionals, let's show them what we stand for as professionals before it is too late.
Great post, eyetype! nm
this is a great post...professionalism is the way to go (sm)
being sadistic does not accomplish anything, and if people really wanted to help others, there would be different hiring practices to begin with, rather than hiring so-called substandard MTs only to rip them apart every chance they get, and then come on this board and mock them. 

Do the overseas MTs get treated this way?  Seems to me they are thriving in this business...
Great post, thanks! Wonder what the car man's story is? nm
GREAT POST and I agree.....nm


To the first poster - You need to ask him?  Tell him!!!  All households should be equal....everybody's things being equally important.......


Great post by the Admin!! also, know....sm

You can rest assured that it's far better to raise a child in happy divorced home than a miserably married one. 

My daughter was only worried that she'd be the only one in her class coming from a divorced family, and I really reassured her that, unfortunately, every other seat in a classroom back then (15 years ago) and today (in my area) is a divorce situation.  She came home almost immediately relieved that what I had said was true and that she didn't feel ever like she was a misfit. 

Best of luck!!!!! 

That was a great show! Thanks for the post!
I missed about 20 minutes of it, but recorded the rest. Fascinating look at the other side of things. I have always known that the Indian (whatever 3rd world country) workers themselves were not our enemies - its the govts as usual creating all this situation. And now their culture is crumbling and turning into our culture. Poor things! And, while I certainly don't want to lose my job to offshoring, they are right that we as Americans can rebuild our lives and reinvent ourselves. Those people die. They are desperate and that's why I give them 100% respect and anticipate them making leaps and bounds in the industry. They have a great incentive - pure survival. I have also QA'd lots of foreign work. There are occasional bad MTs, but there are some fantastic MTs as well. Sometimes far superior to the quality of USA MTs. So, I'll be looking over my shoulder for sure and keeping my skills current!
Great post! Good to know : )
Great post, related to all you said....sm

The answer is comfort - some get comfortable where they are at (and for my PT work, it's my situation at the moment....*lol*).  But I have lots of irons in fires and when I get fed up, it's onto bigger and better things. 

I thought this was a great post!
Maybe in the wrong spot, but a good post. What a mess, huh? I have to ask - did they charge/bill you for that? I wouldn't be paying!
Great post, Dolores.
I hope she'll take your good advice because her getting so upset and frantic over nothing is not good for her blood pressure or general health.
Great post with VERY useful information. nm
If this is so great, why not post the link here.
after passing that exam and paying all of that money, people would want that list posted on the highest mountaintop!!! 
another GREAT post and with statistics!! T.Y.

Great post, but why not Florida, please?
YOU GO GIRL - This is a great post, thank you...(NM)
What a great post - so much to identify with...
I especially like Lillybelle's posts also. Just recently I have considering the same thing as in letting go some of the 'perfection' as it (literally) does not pay.

However, have you ever heard QA complain? There are a lot of posts right at this site where there is nothing but complaints about how 'lazy' MTs are etc. Not that I want to rekindle that argument, but I always worry about a backlash from QA, even for leaving reasonable blanks...

Ever feel we are backed into a corner? Geeze!
Great post and I agree with everything you said.
I make above 75K a year for the same reasons. If you are highly motivated and work into a good focused schedule I know it can be done, improving your production and your paychecks.

You don't have to sacrifice your life either. I work less than 40 hours a week, but those hours are spent on focused WORK.
Great ... I hope you'll post and let us know how you like it! :-) nm

Great post! Perfectly worded! Thanks! nm
Amen to that. Great post! Thanks for sharing! nm
Just a thank you to all who answered this post. You've been a great help!!

Great post!!!! TOUCHE!! Loved it!!!...sm

Someone with smarts!! 

The ones who can't deal with this issue, better open up their eyes REAL wide because of what the prez did - made us get into world globalization and you either accept it or...or I don't know what.....

prez and company are up/pushing for the New World Order, New American Century (google this if you'd like), and the Council for Foreign Relations.  It's ALL relative....and it's here to stay...fortunately or unfortunately (I'm against all I just typed in this particular paragraph but I'm not against foreigners because my grandparents were back in the latter part of the19th century.....

It's an awful lot to *digest* - I get that part....

but I still prefer my consistent ESL MDs dictating.....to most of the other anglo garbage I've been getting....

Merry Christmas to you too! Great post!

Great post, calmly presented. I, too, have been
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Great post, definitely worth the read...
I also like to recommend to people looking for extra income to try selling on ebay. You're not going to retire rich but it will bring a bit of extra income in.
Excellent post! There are still people with passion out there - that is great to know...
Sometimes everyone sounds so harsh and cold about all of this.

Best wishes to you, and good for you for finding another way of making a living.

Hopefully, those of us over 45 will have luck finding jobs...

I should research what happened years ago when the steel mills shut down, or when automation took over. People must have had some kind of help when they got their pink splips...
great post; hope your ideas do catch on.