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Gemini - absolutely suits me - two personalities!

Posted By: Twins on 2006-01-17
In Reply to: Okay I work for Q and have "spare time" what is your sun sign? - Does it suit your personality?

Don't know which one is coming out when I wake up in the morning LOL!

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Absolutely - somewhat. I defintely have 2 personalities. nm
Thanks Gemini...........sm
that really helps. :)
Gemini. Yes & no (hehe) nm
I think the suits should do the ESL's themselves,
Well going up against corporate suits
is not such a simple thing.

As soon as the suits was $$ in transcription they descended on the trade and scarfed up a huge chunk of the work. That would be fine if the end result was fair pay and an improved product, but really it equates to some fat cat CEO reaping the benefits while the worker bees, well, work.

Solutions? Here's the hard truth: How many people are willing to walk away from jobs that pay (at least most) of the bills?

Not saying there isn't power in numbers BECAUSE THERE IS! but getting large numbers of people willing to walk the walk at the same time is not easy... just look at how easy it was for our government to ignore millions of patriots protesting this fake war (we knew it all along)...


Here's what I think the "clueless" suits think...

They think we are just Betty Crocker housewives who still wear pumps, skirts, and aprons every day and do this "typing thing" on the side for manicure money.  They know this industry is almost all chicks, and they know that a lot of women will take abuse and not do squatola about it. 

I honestly don't think they realize that MOST of us are doing this to actually make a living.  I mean, if they did, they would realize that they didn't have to crack a whip or be verbal blowhards--we know we have to work hard to make a paycheck.  We know we are paid on production and if we don't produce, we don't get paid.

I'm applied at a couple of the BIG companies you see advertise on here all the time and was absolutely blown away when they couldn't tell me exactly how their platforms worked.  The folks interviewing, the folks doing the hiring, are obviously not MTs, have never been "in the trenches" and that kinda blows my mind. 

suits - I agree
I totally agree. I work for KS and I'm sure the owner is a Transcriptionist and is very good to work for, knowing the ins and outs of the whole job.
It suits her to a "T" - she disagrees with just

To RadGuy re the suits: I agree, but...

Why do we continue to work for x cpl?  I was talking to a teacher friend recently and compared her job to ours.  I told her it'd be no different if she had a very difficult student the entire school year and the student ended up being held back.  Should that teacher get docked a % of her pay, or not get paid at all because she was unable to "complete" her projected goal?  Obviously not.  So why should it be any different for us?

Not long ago my PS sent a msg to all of us about a certain client complaining about all the blanks on their reports.  PS knows it's a very difficult ESL acct.  But nothing is done about getting the docs, the Q, & MTs together to suggest ways to improve it for patient care in the end.  The most frustrating part is that everyone would win from it.  But the "suits" are intimidated about making someone mad.  I never once had a doc get mad about suggestions for making the report better and obviously faster in getting on the chart.  It is for this reason that I'm very much against production (and unions) when having to deal with such horrible dictation literally 99% of the time.  I simply don't believe that I should make less money for things that clearly are beyond my control and now consume my shift, day in and day out. If I were getting paid more, and likely a difficulty factor (remember that?), it'd be more legit in my book.

Also, throw the bad soundfiles in and "voila..." 

I also got a msg from support at 8:20 CST saying they're still working to solve the problem but have no ETA as to when it'll be resolved.  Just an fyi.

Too bad ignorance isn't painful! 

Yes, quite an array of personalities!
I hope you enjoy it on here. Just don't take anything seriously or too truthfully.

Hope you enjoy MQ as well. I've been with them a while and I have had a very positive experience and excellent earnings.
even with her multiple personalities
you can just tell it is her. She is pretty pathetic. Makes you almost feel sorry for her........NAW!!! She has stepped on too many toes around here to be getting any sympathy.
Yes, she have mult. personalities

because YouTookTheWordsRightOutofMyMouth, ISpotAGreenEyedMonster and MTGang are obviously all the same troll. LOL

difficult personalities
I had a very difficult hospital manager to deal with at one point. She would rant about how Dr. so and so got so angry and is going to the staff office, and blah blah blah.....All of this was passed onto the company managers and QA who in turn passed it on to MTs in this very manner. It did not go over very well, we lost a lot of good people because of the constant threat of losing their jobs, and was a very hard lesson learned, get my point?
One of my personalities is Super MT.
same poster, two distinct personalities. you know they

multiple personalities (or names)
Yes, it seems she likes to change her name to make it seem like everyone is ganging up on you.......No, you are not losing it, but I sure wish she'd get lost. If we could all just not read or respond to any of her posts, maybe the she'll find it is no longer fun. That is what I try to teach my son. When someone tries to pick on you they are looking for a reaction. If they get it, it intensifies. If they don't, they lose interest. Hard I know, but maybe we can try?
People's personalities usually show up in their

work, IMHO, so the perfectionist QA usually QAs work to death; the pessimist QA finds anything wrong, or focuses on the wrong stuff with no hope for improvement; the optimist QA finds things wrong, but focuses on how they can be improved. 

Don't take QA stuff personal.  I mean, take it personal to improve your MT skills, but not personal as an affront on yourself, especially if you know your work is good

Hope she flips into one of her other personalities
A couple of times a year the suits post as
an MT.  I used to work for SS and they were so bad that I can't imagine them fixing all the problems in my lifetime. 
You'll hear this claim in all fields by "the suits"

I've said it before and I'll say it again...back that sh^t up with a specific name or a place so there can be actual consequences.  I can throw anything in quotes and say I heard it from somewhere or someone.  It holds no water and only serves to get people workedup for an invisible fight.

Am I doubting what she heard is true?  Maybe, maybe not.  It can't be proven because there is no factual evidence provided.  However, my mother was an LPN and she always said her higherups referred to her as nothing more than an overpaid candystriper or overpaid a$$ wiper.  My father, a machine mechanic, said he was referred to as an overpaid janitor.  It's a wicked old and wicked lame argument to get the reader or listener riled up to basically do nothing and it's amateur stuff.  But, that's just me. 

SHOW US THE NAMES!  Then we can gather our pitchforks, burning keyboards, and Betty Crocker aprons and go to war!


Absolutely, I absolutely love my job and
you are absolutely right and I know because I know
which is just as good as knowing any other way.

a policy of kindness is the only *way* to go....
Absolutely not, just a FYI. nm
Stay at the Polynesian - it's right on the Disney Property and it is OH SO LUXURIOUS! Very reasonably priced, too for what you get. They have a great luau (sp?), and you can walk out your hotel room and hop on the tram straight into the park.

Speaking of parks, you MUST to go Epcot and bring lotsa de casha for the country of Germany - they have colored crystal that will knock your socks off and your pocketbook clear out of your purse.


...the immature vitriolic attitude some people on this board have. If it bothers you so much to see what may seem to you a no-brainer question posted, please feel free to move on, sparing us your crappy, holier-than-thou attitude. I'm absolutely ashamed to have people like you part of my MT community.
MQ has hurt too many people and their families. I don't even work for them, but the hospital that I work for bought their DQS program, which is wonderful, but it also included the DocQmanage program which CHEATS TRANSCRIPTIONISTS!
MQ has hurt too many people and their families. I don't even work for them, but the hospital that I work for bought their DQS program, which is wonderful, but it also included the DocQmanage program which CHEATS TRANSCRIPTIONISTS!
MQ has hurt too many people and their families. I don't even work for them, but the hospital that I work for bought their DQS program, which is wonderful, but it also included the DocQmanage program which CHEATS TRANSCRIPTIONISTS!
How do you know DocuManage cheats MTs?
Absolutely no!
I agree with you! However, I do not consider people taking necessities to survive "looters." HUGE difference with someone taking shoes, jewelry, TVs, and nonessential items. These are 2 different classes totally. People trying to survive should not even be compared to a looter. I was all for shooting any and all looters that were caught in the act!
A absolutely
I wouldn't encourage my worst enemy to get into this field!
Absolutely not!
Absolutely NOT
MQLOVER would get upset. Yeah you sure did dig yourself into a big one. Just keep on going and may be you can find some more people to hire in China when you get there.
Absolutely not.
absolutely right!
i couldn't have said it better -- agree with you totally!
Absolutely not.

I wish you the very best of luck!  You'll do great!


Yes, absolutely

I've been working a 13-hour per day schedule recently (getting ready for changes coming up). While I do slow down by the end of the day, I'm still holding quite steady and a decent line count. I've been accomplishing anywhere from 3016 (my low so far on the 13-hr schedule) to 3653 (my high so far on this schedule). TOUGH? YES! Possible??? Absolutely.

Absolutely! Go for it!
No, they absolutely do not.
Certainly the length of time it would take to complete the transcript would be dependent on a lot of things, but I personally would not bid less than $40 per audio hour, and due to the availability requirement of -- "I need for you to indicate your days and hours of availability. These
days and hours should NOT be flexible. These should be the days and
times that you are ALWAYS available to work. You will be receiving jobs
during these days and hours without advance notice and you are expected
to do them, no excuses."

I would not even do it for the $40 mentioned above.
no you are absolutely not alone!!! nm
Absolutely not. They will appreciate it more

and will take better care of it if they have to work for it.  We obtained a loan for our son to have his car and then he had to pay us back monthly, as well as keep up his insurance payments, car repairs, etc.  However, I do know that A LOT of parents feel it is a requirement for them to buy their children cars.  I personally think that is asking for trouble in the long run.  Nothing in this life is free and kids need to know that, especially since they're getting ready to enter the real world.

I've been doing this for 20 years...don't want to do anything else.
Absolutely NOT. I take
every single job that comes to me...good, bad...long, short...do my best and go on to the next job.
That has absolutely zero to do with this. She could have SM
been an atheist, devil worshipper, a Buddhist, and what she did would still have changed the world.
I have hired numerous MTEC graduates, and have not had a problem with any of them.  They are excellent MTs.  The program is worth every penny.  3 of the girls I hired five years ago are now making over 25/hour on production.
Absolutely yes!
The question really should be, if Michelle were healthy enough to skate at nationals, would she have been on the team.  With all else being equal, she would have been in the top 3 and therefore would have gone anyway.