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Hahaha this post makes me laugh-$9.69 in NC

Posted By: for real on 2005-09-29
In Reply to: Hospital MTs: What is your pay scale? - not going there! sm

No, seriously, I was making $9.69 in Rad at a rural hospital in NC when I came home to work.

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HAHAHA! I LOVE the pic in your post! (sm)
I darn near died laughing when I saw that pic. I needed that today, thanks!

Hahaha You mean a wooden nickel -- worthless! Hahaha
Your post made me laugh even more than the original! NM

Well, it is called the World Wide Web! Sorry, your post made me laugh! No offense... but duh! nm

This post makes no sense. What do you mean?
I agree with many of the points he makes. Why post this here? nm
Hilarious! Your post makes it buzz! nm
Your post makes no sense and contradicts what

you've said earlier.  You said you just found out about it a few days ago.  Now you say it happened 4 months earlier and you refused.  Do you even still work for MQ?  If not, when did you leave?  Just curious.

Whoa! "What makes you think" post was is
Post makes no sense. They need the closed
This post makes no sense. State has nothing to
My post disappeared. :( Two words - and it makes sense, but the phrasing is a little strange. nm
should've been good laugh not could laugh
Hahaha I like it!
and they can call it USI (United States of India Trans___s/l iption Servises.  Their website can brag of the great work they do and services they provide for their customers.  Like a TAT of 24 to 72 hours, depending on how hard the doctor is.  They can boast that they will have a 2 percent accuracy percentage.  That is 2 percent if you want the lowest rate which doesnt offer QA services.  But your accuracy percentage can go up to almost 50 percent if their experienced QA team glances over your document and can hopefully spell everything right that you dictate.  And then there is the only 2 reports out of 100 typed discount where they could only type 2 because they couldn't understand the rest and they cherry picked!  And OOPS, there is the no one else to type it cuz the Indians didnt understand you either discount.

You are all so arrogant.  Do you really think your abilities are sooooo keen that you can have this special sense of what poster is who?  Actually, I am the one ROFL because you all look so silly.  I AM a different poster than the other.  I dont work for MQ, just an MT who is SICK AND TIRED of hearing you gripe and complain like infants!  Not all MTs have bad attitudes and complain all day long.  And just because there may be 2 or more people posting good things doesnt mean they are really just 1 person. 

Of course, if it makes you feel better to think that there could only be 1 person who is tired of hearing it, then go ahead and PRETEND. 

HELPFUL HINT:  If you took all the time you spent complaining and applied it to work, MAYBE you could make more than the 2 dollars an hour you are complaining about. 

HAHAHA Whatever do you mean by that?!

There are quite a few good conversations to stay out of here. It's frightening, the character shown on this board! Amusing sometimes...mainly sad and frightening!

I appreciate the information. Thank you!
with a man who is on the down-low.....HAHAHA.nm
Hahaha! OMG!..................nm
hahaha, I like that !......nm
soooo should write that note!  Hilarious post
Hahaha Well, now have you had any MT experience at all?
Any education from an MT course?

You WILL have to learn! When I worked at the hospital and trained MTs, it was MUCH easier to train them starting on a specialty or two first, and I usually started with cardiology and orthopedics. Then went to neurology, oncology, infectious disease, and so forth.

Again, that is MY experience and MY perspective. Others may tell you different.
Illegal? Hahaha
Your so-called contract was a statement of what your rate would be at that time. It did not guarantee you any specific amount of work nor pay for any specified length of time.

Go seek help! Go seek an attorney! Throw more of the money you're losing to a cause you won't win.

It's disheartening, I agree. Spheris has done it...know what? They're still in business and they still have great MTs (along with the pitiful ones as well). A few jumped ship when it happened; some came back. New ones came on board. The company moved on and is doing better.

That is what will happen here. I'm not trying to downplay your reaction -- you are right to feel upset about it. But please, please don't waste more of what you are losing by seeking help where you won't find it.

Regarding the F9 feature -- absolutely no company is required to charge clients and pay employees on the same definition...and yes, there is a difference - it is called making a profit. If MQ (or any other MT company) wants to charge clients for a flat rate, a per-minute rate, a per-line rate, a combination of flat rate per report + lines, etc., but pay their MTs only a 65-character line...then that is their right. It isn't any MTs business what/how MQ charges their clients. That's business, period. Not just this industry either.

It IS your business that you be paid what you agreed to under your "contract". However, since they have adjusted their pay scale, that "contract" is null. You have the right not to accept it by quitting. You have as much right to nullify that contract as they do.

This is an exchange -- skills and services for money. If either party doesn't care for how the other is conducting/upholding their end, or if circumstances change, either party can leave. It is called employment at will.

Please, save yourself the money at least. Work on healing the heartache of it.
Hahaha -- I'm confused on who I was even
talking to...you or the one who answered below!!

Oh well, I think we all got each other's points!!

We are really dating ourselves here, huh?! Hahaha
The mother of one of my son's friends said something to that effect to me the other day. She is a stay-at-home mom and they live only on what her husband makes. Great for them. They are very religious. Great.

However, then she proceeded to tell me that if more women would just stay home instead of having to have their SUVs and their face lifts and their fashionable clothes, that the men could then make decent money to support their families.

Once she caught the look on my face, she quickly made a notation that of course that didn't apply to women like ME who had to support a family by themselves. I just smiled.

Again, if I have a billion dollars and want to work -- that's my right and my choice. I don't owe it to any man or any other woman to sit down and not take a job so they can have it!

That kind of thinking is dangerous, in my opinion.
hahaha! Thant's about right! nm
To Mac: HAHAHA - NO JOKE - sm

I absolutely love DEAL OR NO DEAL - *ROFL* - so JOKE OR NO JOKE - answer is NO JOKE sweetie!!!

*winks* @ Mac and laughs!!!! 

HAHAHA ... That's funny - I meant 'obviously' ...sm
I haven't posted on this thread before and there's SO much to read on it! LOL

Thanks for pointing it out.

BTW...I never said I knew everything! Gawwddd, if I DID know everything I sure as heck wouldn't be on this board!! Hahahaha
Hahaha I know. I agree whole-heartedly.
When I first started watching this board, I was shocked. I truly was. Shocked at how infantile a good majority of the posters seemed to be.

Then, it became quite amusing. It is clear to me that what is going on is basically the Dr. Jeckyll/Mr. Hyde syndrome. These MTs must be nice, somewhat professional, decent to anyone who can see their face and know their names. However, give them a chance to be anonymous, where they feel no one will ever know, and their true underlying character surfaces.

They are simply miserable. They feel cheated. They feel they cannot bank (literally, hahaha) on this industry because it isn't what they want it to be. They feel wronged in that they must do hard work for good money or do without. Hard work never hurt anyone; it's lack of it that destroys people.

I have had some very good conversations with a few mature people on this board. People who are intelligent enough to hold differing opinions without being dysfunctional. People who recognize the difference between opinion and fact. People who do not subscribe to the infestation of misery in their attitude.

These children on this board find it perfectly fine for their own opinions to be displayed here (complete with all the little icons and capital letters -- practicing for school, I'm sure -- and slang language) but the minute someone posts who has a different opinion they get all hysterical.

Hahaha It's worth the amusement and the occasional good conversation.
Her name is mother alright. hahaha
Brace yourself.  You know it's coming.  It's Mother Busy MT'ing (???) Hammer (Preaching) Time!!!!    YOU WILL LISTEN TO BUSY MT'ING!!!!!
Balls instead of chairs - Hahaha

Just thought I'd pass this along in case anyone is tired of sitting in the same old chair everyday while they work.  I've seen this "tip" before but never bothered to try it until recently. 

I purchased one of those large inflatable exercise balls and use it instead of a chair.  It's a very refreshing change.  I did have to learn to balance a bit because in a chair you can move around, even when you're not aware of it, and the chair is stable but the ball isn't.  It also helps me keep better posture, is easier on the low back/sacrum, and I think it is helping my abdomen because you are working your abdominals and legs while sitting there. 

Anyway, it was worth a try for me.  I may not use it all the time but it is a great change. 

Hahaha. I just know I received it in an email
and regardless of the author, it is well written and speaks my perspective perfectly!

Thanks for the information, though!
Disgusting commercial, huh?! Hahaha
I use Brawny paper towels and Lysol Kitchen spray on counters and appliances. I use plastic scrubbies on the sink and anything I need to scrub up before the dishwasher and the put the scrubbie in the dishwasher as well. I spray Lysol on the sink and faucets before I go to bed.

I started this when I saw Oprah's show on women who horde and won't clean/throw away anything. The experts she had on the show had checked one woman's kitchen sink for bacteria and compared it to her commode and the commode was cleaner! I about fell over. I have dishcloths and dishtowels but they are washed after every single use! Ewwwwww!
Thanks.. just call me blind!!!! hahaha

ROFLMAO - too funny!!!! HAHAHA!! nm

Elavil hahaha YUCK

for the first few days went to work in a very good mood, almost tipsy!! 


Surprisingly, I did not care for that feeling!

I had to take it in the morning or else I could not fall asleep!! I have ADD so that might account for the reason I need to take all meds similar to Elavil in the morning.

HAHAHA - AMEN, Patti !!!!!! SM
Like fine wine and cheese.........*grins*
Hahaha sounds like a song.....
the great toe, the toe, the great toe, uh, uh, uh, OH
HAHAHA, Absolutely love that! nm
HAHAHA ... Now there's your million-dollar idea!
Really? I gottah tell my sister then! We did not know that! I want his autograph! HAHAHA
What are you? A bitter old school marm? Hahaha
All your "PAY ATTENTION" posts. Hahaha

jokes on you busy-body MT. hahaha.
really can we get someone to look into busy MT's background before she receives one more report to transcribe regarding her unfortunate habit of psychopathic lying and associated protesting too much on MT boards? Who knows what lurks IN this deviant mind?
hahaha! I've been caught red handed!! lol
HAHAHA - meaning fish don't use bikes....nm
Hahaha! I thought the same thing. He's defintely NOT an MT that's for sure! n/m
Same goes for the ridiculous whining from marrieds and cohabitators...hahaha
It is just as "oh please" to hear marrieds and those with live-ins complain about all they have to "put up with". Same logic applies there -- they asked for their situation as well.

I personally think that parents deserve a little extra appreciation, period.

I have a softer opinion toward single parents as I have been one and I can honestly say that of all the married women I know, I have never seen one marriage that I would give up my lifestyle now for theirs.

So, I suppose we should ALL stop complaining about our own personal lives! We each and every made the decisions that got us here and we make the choice to stay!!

So, in trying to be fair, I'll not do any more extra cheerleading for single parents as long as I don't have to hear the same whine song from marrieds/cohabitators!
hahaha, check out my expander for jobs, haha!
Jobst ...what a dope!
remember when nurses wore the little hats...hahaha
Hahaha. Used to happen to me until I discovered the miracle of coffee! n/m
Please don't laugh....sm
Do not use suppositories vaginally......

If you are not vomiting, also, try something oral. If you are, patience I'm afraid is the only answer unless you become dehydrated, at which time you can receive something IM or IV.

But, a definite NO on the suppository question.

Feel better soon!