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Gross is right! Check out the picture. Ewww....

Posted By: sm on 2006-06-25
In Reply to: Gross! - Who would want to eat that? nm


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Hey! I saw that picture last week on Match.com?!?! better check his email
just kiddin!
I forgot about that one. That one freaks me out too, makes my toes curl...
Ewww...everyone look at this ad!
Go to this MT company website. Scroll down and look at the ad to the right...picture of a woman's face and says Smart Beautiful Transcription...!?!! WHAT?!?! Anyone else find this cheesey at the least and gross at the most? LOL

ewww - I so don't agree with you....sm

I type 100 WPM but as a former Editor of a weekly rag in NYC - I'm far faster on ASR/VR than regular reports - I'm doing 400 LPH with ASR and nearly 200 LPH with regular reports on DQS/DEP. 

So your post doesn't bode well for some as you cannot make such a HUGE generalization.  You've typed that before I do believe about *slower typers* in former posts (perhaps it wasn't you but it *appears* as if it were).  We are not typers by the way, we are transcriptionists and/or editors.  *S*

Have a GREAT day!!! 


ewww..if you have no sound at all--sm
ANYWHERE, it sounds as though your sound card just went out. You may need to replace it. (I have gone through two sound cards in the past year). I hope you know someone that can put it in for you. Good luck!
i think it is incredibly gross. personal hygiene commercials are just gross anyway.
this one is stupid and gross.
Ewww. Not a nice answer.
Ewww! Are those the brown hard little bugs that

I'll be watching to see what suggestions you get!! LOL

Ewww. Our house had nasty carpet throughout when we moved in.
We tore the carpet out of the kitchen and bathroom and put in a piece of cheap vinyl that didn't last. Then we tore that out and put vinyl squares down. More pricey but still didn't last as we wanted due to scuffing, scratching, sliding and lifting. The company we bought from went out of business, so nada for the warranty. We're going to do Pergot laminate next month. I've never done ceramic tile because I've lived in at least two houses where the floor tiles split and cracked. I don't know how well it would tolerate the constant parade of kids, dogs and cats.
just hope he doesn't start a new trend--ewww!
I can't stand it if I accidentally forget to put mine on. I can usually tell pretty quickly if I do. Just not comfortable to me (or anyone else around probably).
I've heard farts, burps, peeing, but never loogies. Ewww.
you see a picture of yourself and
Here is a picture
You have to scroll down a little, its 2nd to last at the bottom.

Where did U get my picture??

Getting the picture
NOW you're all getting the picture. You vote with your feet. Don't expect anybody else, especially government, to come to your rescue. I also tell anybody that I come across that asks (even if they don't, I'll still tell them) to find out where the heck their medical records are being shipped to. If doctors are getting questioned enough by various different people, maybe, just maybe, they'll get the hint.
So, just what is the whole picture on the
here is a picture...

I tried to put the picture in here but it did not work...
LOL...I can picture it
It's a bird, it's a plane, no....it's SURGICAL CLARENCE!!!!! Super hero, mender of all patients.

Thanks for the laugh.
My take on the big picture of VR
I really think the companies such as Dictaphone, have a very good sales staff, that talks a good talk to the powers that be at the hospitals, that they can save money, yada yada yada with the VR then the hospitals are justified in lowering the rate of pay for the VR ... so we are spending more time making sure these reports are correct, but getting less money for our time... WE LOSE OUT!
What is wrong with this picture?
You got $400 and I only got $25??????  I mean, WTF?????????????????
something is wrong with that picture
I was not considered level II until I did 1600 lpd (VA account) after one year.
Here is a web site and picture of

More like the picture at the very top on the right, I believe it is 26' x 36'. I know I can't afford the others and probably not the one I want either but this gives you an idea of the type of situation or setup I am talking about.:)

Did you see the latest picture of her (sm)

possibly pregnant, reading the junk magazines while going through the grocery store line?

So very, very few good or talented actors these days.  Give me Jerry Lewis or Bill Murray any day.  And actresses?  I can't even list any I like anymore besides Marily Monroe. 

you are not seeing the big picture here for american MT's
Anyone can start a board, site.

What kept me here was their true dedication to US the American medical transcriptionists. Everyone is selling is out left and right.

If we dont stand up for ourselves we will be working for 4 cents a line.

All of the insulting offshoring companies in the GLOBAL NETWORKING COMMUNITY are now LAUGHING at us.

Do you think that is funny?

I don't think it is funny.

I think we've been sold out.

We are cheap labor. Nothing to bargain for.

All of your years of knowledge now count for NOTHING.

Good luck to you in the new global network.
I'm getting the full picture now. Not...
a pretty picture is it?
Oh DO share a picture with us all

We'd all just LUV to see him and please don't disappoint everyone with the old "Sorry, I don't have one" or "I don't know how to get the pic on the computer" because we just can't take no for an answer!  We're sure you've got photos coming out of the woodwork on someone that cute but please, no substitutions with a pic of Brad Pitt all doctored up K?

We're all waiting .......................................... 

Okay. Since you asked, here's his picture.

This was taken last week. He's the guy in large picture, dead center, () and I'm over on the right  () in the smaller photo with pony tail.  Sorry, they snapped our photos so fast neither one of us had the chance to take our glasses off!  LOL!

To see our pics go to


I only see one picture of the male.....nm

What's wrong with this picture

If you have to work 3 jobs, something's gotta give.  Lifestyle change, job change, something....life's too short to spend it all working.

A True Picture
Thank you for your post! Those of you that gave me an actual response instead of insults have given me a true picture of what MT is, and it is very different from what training companies would have you believe. It seems to be more work than I am willing to put forth.

I think a lot of people don't see the big picture.

For the most part MTs either had on-the-job training or have a certificate that required a year or so of schooling.  If you only went to school for a year you probably wouldn't get getting paid anymore than what you can make as an MT.   Those of us making upwards of $35,000/year it has taken us years to get to this point.  Not necessarily because of wage increases, but because it takes a while to learn enough where you aren't looking up things constantly, takes a while to build your expander, increase typing speed, etc.  

For MTs that have benefits they don't figure that into the line rate most of the time.   For those who work at home they also don't figure in the clothes, the gas, car maintenance, etc. 

I also feel like a lot of MTs complain (and rightly so) because these companies keep coming up with platforms that are not user friendly.  If one company can have a platform that is super easy, the MT can be productive, why can't every company do that.  It just doesn't make sense to me.   If the MT is happy they are more likely to stay.  These companies who have constant turnover have to employ several people just to deal with weeding out resumes, testing, training, etc.   If they would take that $$ and put it into MT line rates and come up with a better platform they would still come out ahead.  

A lot of new MTs buy into the $40,000/year that the TV commercials claim without ever investigating it and are in for a real shock. 

There are lots of other reasons people complain.  Some people will just not be happy period, doesn't matter if doing MT or not.   

Some company, and again rightly so, that they get all the garbage reports while the good stuff gets offshored.  I do 85% ESLs and don't mind doing my share, but I don't want to do garbage all day.  If I get paid per line I need to be producing lines and if I can't do that then I'm not happy. 

I see a bigger picture there than you do - sm
I see the state of US healthcare as a whole, which is going steadily downhill. It's a complicated mess and will take a lot of scrutinizing and picking apart to have any hope of cleaning up some of its dirtier secrets. Taking surveys in various sectors of that industry (especially in MT, a sector that for the most part is totally swept under the rug and ignored) is at least a step in the right direction. Not being interested in taking a survey is a personal decision, and if you feel threatened by it, then by all means steer clear if it makes you feel better. But your all-out attack on the idea, which seems to center around a PayPal button, seems skewed somehow, and makes me think you are MORE threatened by the thought that our profession's dirty laundry just might get aired.
Isn't that picture absurd??
I don't know what they were thinking! It's so ridiculous, it's laughable.
Go to the Gab board to see a picture
that wears a shock collar. I think he looks horribly unhappy, don't you????

By the way, he "smiles" all of the time!!!!!!!!!!!
Check at a local nursery/garden center for varieties that are bred for your area, then check online
Check the connections from where the cable originates to wear it comes into the house. Also check t
had a similar issue with TWC and they had done some upgrades and the modem I had was no longer compatible.  The tech knew what the problem was the minute he saw the modem, only it took me about 3 months and threatening to cancel for them to get out here. 
Pirates of the Caribbean!! Big picture of You Know Who! nm
Durn.. sorry for the duplicate.. still cannot see the picture.
Resign yourself to a memorable picture that you will have many
Don't tell me to wake up when you're the one who isn't seeing the big picture.
You don't even have a clue how much Canada buys from the U.S. I live right on the Canadian border. In fact, I even lived in Canada for several years. Canadians are far better for our economy than third world nations. They don't expect handouts and steal our work. They buy grain, beef, vegetables, commodities, health care, goods and services here. Canadians are good for our economy. Try taking a basic economics course before spouting off your invalid opinions.

And they can't "steal" our work anyways because their wages are the same as ours are.
Did anybody else see this poor kitty picture?

Copy and paste, you will be amazed and sad at the same time.




Thanks but where did the 850 foot bedroom come into the picture?
Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

The person/doctor dictating does not fill in or even dictate the required demographic fields.  However, I am expected to do MR# searches, patient name searches, doctor searches, prior report searches, whatever it takes, to find out this information before I can even start transcribing the reports.  It might not be so bad but I work for two very large accounts and the number of doctors I transcribe for are too numerous to count.  It's no wonder I never make my quota.  Oh, yeah, did I mention I have more mumblers than clear speaking doctors, also to add to the problem.

This is a joke.  I'm an IC and make a whopping $0.07 line.  Yippee.  Think I'l go work at Walmart.

absolutely nothing wrong with the picture
Just your knowledge of the difference between an employee (statutory or regular) and an independent contractor.

Getting 7 cpl is strictly that. For every line, you will receive 7 cents compensation.

The client can "expect" all they want, but as an IC you have the legal right to bill for your time.

I wish more hospitals & clinics would get the picture that (sm)
what you have just described is the best and most cost-effective way to get quality transcription. At the hospital where I used to work, MTs are treated like the scum of the earth. The nationals want us, but pay peanuts. By eliminating the middleman and the overhead of having enough office space for MTs, a hospital/clinic can pay the MTs what they're worth, the MTs can afford to keep working for them and stay on for many years, gaining a better knowledge of the doctors and the institution. Both that and having decent pay and a more flexible schedule means happy MTs, and happy MTs will go the extra mile to produce top-level work. It sounds like your employer is ahead-of-the-curve in the way it deals with its transcription needs.
Hayseed, I just figured out that was a pig in your picture!

Regarding pay raises, I am paid hourly. I work for a fairly large multispecialty clinic. Last week we got a 3% COLA raise. I've been there four years and I've gotten a raise every year.



Moderator - can we have a picture board?
you know - family, kids, pets (the babies), etc?
No brainer here. Stop payment on first check before you issue 2nd check.
A gross line IS a gross line regardless if it's 90 characters long or 1 character long... SM

I'm very sorry that your lines are 90 characters line and you get paid by gross lines.  You are cheating yourself - that's not my fault.  You cannot change the definition of a gross line.  So I gues I'm not understanding what you are trying to say.  Now if you are trying to say that your line equals 90 characters and that's how you figure your lines, than you are not using gross lines.  You have defined a line to be 90 characters, whereas most MTSOs define a line as 65 characters.  If that is the case, then I must say again, you are cheating yourself.

So which is it, do you get paid by gross lines or by a 90 character line?

why you would be in the position to make the changes looking at the big picture wouldn't you?
I can only see things from my point of view but you are in contact with those who probably want answers as to why things are not turned around on a timely basis and perhaps when they ask you, you could tell them about morale issues, etc.
Your post gave me a mental picture...
When did we all become so deserving?  I'm picturing the people moving west in covered wagons.  It didn't even occur to them that the govt should provide them with jack diddly squat.  If a storm blew up, it blew up.  It wasn't anybody fault.  They weren't blaming the farmers for their  cattle ruining the ozone with their farts.  They just accepted what was.  We've gone WAY soft anymore.  We can't survive without ice?  Sheesh, those people lived their entire lives  without seeing  an ice cube, unless of  course it was winter and  they needed ice like a parka in Bermuda.