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Have most people had good luck with their MQ office closing and moving to the regional office. Have

Posted By: sm on 2005-07-27
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things gotten better or worse for you.

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Anyone hear when the Warminster office is closing now that all the accounts have been switched to
There's no way I'd even admit paying someone 2 cpl. I'd be moving out of your office too!l
2 cpl?? You should be ashamed. If your newbie even typed 250 lines an hour, which many seasoned MTs don't consistently do, that's only $5 an hour, not even minimum wage! These people just spent thousands to go to school! How do you sleep at night?

I have many MT friends, newbies and veterans and I have NEVER in my life ever heard of such a pathetic wage, if you can even call it that. In fact, two of my MT friends were hired by a hospital at $11.00.

I know a lady who has her own company that hires new grads at 9 cpl! She said she knows in 2 wks whether or not they have what it takes.

Maybe you should outsource to India because slavery ended in this country almost 2 centuries ago.
Yes, I lost mine. I upgraded the Office 2000 package to Office 2003. sm
I have over 2000 autocorrect entries and lost them all as well as my supplemental dictionary for my Stedman's spellcheck. Lots of grief!

Maybe you will be lucky and not lose anything. Good luck to you.
Might be able to rent one from an office supply or office machine repair shop
I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
Office politics. That is why I enjoy working at home. In the office,
people are in other people business. Just mind your own business.
Could people in the Amherst office tell me

whether the accounts they work for are local to their area, or do you do accounts that are across the country?  The particular account I work on, I trained with all the ladies on it a couple of months ago on DQS (we all worked on it in another office w/o DQS), and so far, we have a lot of work. 

Wondering if the problem with lack of work just depends on which accounts you work on and not necessarily a problem as a whole.

Can anyone suggest an office in MQ that is not run like this Amherst office. They are absolutely
pathetic. I wonder how many other MTs are in that office in the same situation.
Just DQS from my office was transferred and the rest are getting on DQS before the office closes.
Pay kids work around office, renovate office.
I know quite a few people that use Open Office and are happy with it.
I thought it was free (donations accepted, of course), but perhaps that has changed.
It is going to be very interesting to see how you people feel once your office is closed and you are
moved into a regional office on DQS and find that there are tons of other MTs on the accounts you always had. It is coming for everyone so you might be singing another song as time goes on. Enjoy it while you can. Time are changing.
I know a lot of people it helped (I worked in a doctor's office) SM
BUT you have to really want to quit before you start it. It doesn't make you want to quit - it just helps you w/ the depression and the withdrawal symptoms that come along w/ quitting. Good luck.
My company foreign owned but they have US office people
Office 2003 so far, but going to Office 2007 as soon as I can. nm
I have asked numerous times if people like the Amherst office but seems no one ever offers their
opinion about that office. Just transferred there and I am sure many other MTs on here work out of that office.
I hear that; we had tapes broken several times where silly office people had put post-it notes on th
In retrospect, it was nearly laughable.
IC good thing is no more office politics.....nm

Those are all very good reasons why I left the office, - sm
but at least I could leave at the end of the day, and afford to buy things at the supermarket on the way home. Money worries have become the big glaring issue that is always there, and won't go away no matter how hard or how many hours I work. And then, all that gets sabotaged when you run out of work. (Which is happening to me as I write this. I intended to work all afternoon and evening today to make little extra, and now that's not gonna happen.)

So everything is a trade-off, I guess. And as much as I hate to think about having to have a "work wardrobe" again, or deal with all the issues you mentioned, I hate it even more that I haven't funded my 401K in about 3 years, nor my savings account, which has been dwindling because I keep siphoning funds out of it to get by each month. I'm hoping to land an onsite job before my savings are depleted.
I know people who have not had such good luck online
But good for you!!!
Does Anyone Know of A Good Medical Spell Checker For Office 2007?
Hello all! I am new to these boards :) . My husband bought me a new computer with office 2007 installed on it for Christmas :). I was curious if anyone knew of a good medical spell check for Office 2007. Thanks In Advance!!!
Can anybody recommend a good seat cushion for my office chair? I'm having a lot of problems SM
with numbness in my tailbone, and left buttock with tingling down into my left leg and foot.  I can't afford a new chair right now as I just bought this one six months ago.  I have to get up and stretch out and walk around quite often during the day and its cutting into my production. 
Is $15 an hour a good hourly rate for an in-house office position?



30 day TAT in this office ... office politics at its best

I have kept in touch with an MT I worked with at the last in-house job (radiology).  This was inpatient radiology and also an outpatient radiology clinic the hospital operated.

One of the girls, a person who at one time folded towels but who was hired as a clerk, was just discovered to ahve not mailed out reports for 30 days.  These include both in house reports and outpatient reports.  They have been sitting on her desk because she "has not had time to do them." 

What do you make of this?   The lead MT is close to this girl (hence her being moved from housekeeper to clerk) and is trying to minimize the impact that not having the reports mailed to referring physicians' offices, as if it is a minor problem (how they found out about it is a doc's office called the MT's supervisor and asked why 30 days worth of reports were mailed to their office yesterday.

They were keeping it from the director of radiology.  I think this is BIG and that heads should roll for negligence.

What do you think?

at home vs office - i am in office
well, I really was referring to the MONSTER MANAGER that I have, who has her favorites here, and she assigns them the easy doctors who say the same thing over and over, you know.  I have to do something.  I am losing my SELF at this point, with no church and no family.  The stuff on here about running out of work, my lack of computer savvy, all  has me just frozen. MOre about in-office.  Do you have little habits like talking out loud to the dr?  Someone will complain about you.  Do you ever say a cussword?  Someone will complain.  Do you ever sigh?  Complaints.  About age - I was offered 2 trans. positoins in San Diego before I came here.  I had gone to a seminar about how to look for work over age 55, had revamped my resume and my "presenting" self, and it made all the difference.  Things are way different than they were evern 10 years ago, you will be judged by someone younger than you, but in this line of work they do appreciate experience and reliability.  And the computer doesn't care if you're pretty.  It's not your age unless you are sickly.  Don't give up!!  if that's what you want. 
Good. Why dont you send some our way. What office do you work for so I can call and get your work.
It's nice to see so many people on here moving to better jobs!
There seems to be an increasing trend on here.  I know there are still a lot of unhappy MTs out there, but more and more every day I am seeing MTs who go ahead and get out of their dead end jobs.  I am so happy for all of you.  Just made a move myself recently and I am so much happier.  When you get up every day and hate going to work and your life is miserable - it no longer matters how long you have been there.  It is not worth it.  This business is constantly changing and we have to change with it, hopefully for the better.  For whatever reasons, in the last 6-8 months there have been an enormous amount of unhappy MTs because of the changes being made at these companies.  Therefore, the amount of resumes and applications being submitted to job posts have also been enormous as I was told by the recruiter that hired me.  Hopefully that will settle down soon and those of you who have been unable to find a better job will have much more success.  Don't give up though, it just may take a little more time.  Congratulations to all who have landed better jobs and good luck to the rest.  We're pulling for you.
Good luck. See what luck they're having on the
Good for you...i am moving on as well...
I decided to go back to school!
What office are you out of
and how long you been there?
not with every MQ office
It is on the list of "dangerous abbreviations" and is to be coverted to mL.
all along with the ATL office also
and just now trying to enforce all of the sudden. I have only met quota a handful of times since starting DQS over a year ago. NOTHING has ever been said to me directly. Even contacted the office numerous times concerning this and just get blew off. So frustrated!!
Is this every MQ office?
I have been with them 8 years and I have not seen or heard anything about a check other than on this board.
my office

My office is also my study room.  It is lovely with a nice corner-style desk.  I have a nice music set-up with cd changer, etc. and a nice sofa with a really pretty pine cabinet that holds all my extra "stuff".  I have nice wall grouplngs with pictures of the grandkids and other things that make me happy on the shelves that are amongst the photos.  It has a large window looking out to the front yard and a ceiling fan for a breeze. 

 I have another picture that I picked up at a yard sale last week that I also want to put up.  It's a neat and quite large original pastel that looks like something you's see on Antiques Roadshow.  In fact, if they ever come to my town I'll take it in and hope it's a treasure.

which office?
what region are you in and did you have to ask for it if you don't mind telling?

For tax purposes I have my own office.  Also helps me to be able to "go to the office" and shut the door when not working as it seems I get more done this way.  It might be small 8 x 8 or so but is large enough.  I also will not keep any of our household finances in my office -- strictly for work related items only -- others are kept in a small office in the spare bedroom.   That way I do not feel I am at work "all day long."   But that is just me.  Still work in sweats the first few hours, start to work within 15 minutes of getting up with coffee.  Tried the other way with office in spare bedroom or living room and just did not work as I felt that the work was always there with me.    Patti 




I have my office,
Not in my office
If you hang up or get cut off for some reason, you go back to the report you left off with.  OP, can you tell us which office?  I am in Chicago and hope it's here.  I get stuck doing all of the ESLs and 20+ minute reports too.    
why not ask? if you were in an office,
would you ask your friends there their thoughts/opinions?
What does your office look like?

Redecorating my home office..Maybe a newer/nicer surrounding can get me more motivated.. going kind of retro decor.. what does your work environment look like?  Just curious..

Mine is in an extra bedroom (converted to office).  Working very well for me.  Away from distractions, can close door if I need to.   
I started off in the bedroom, moved to the dining room, then as our family expanded from 2 to 4 kids, I divided the dining room in half (It was huge! Have sat 27 people down at one time, the largest room in the house), had walls built and what do you know, I know have my own space!  With a door and a window!  My two older kids are in their teens and I have been finishing the basement and moving them down there.  I thought about going down there myself, but I like my little office and I can hear the little ones and the window leads right to the backyard too.  Nice and peaceful!  But it wasn't always that way!
The last job I had in an office the office..sm
manager seemed to think we would not see this take over for a long, long time and that many were trying it and going back to using transcriptionists. Let the doc know you will be happy to help him out should he decide it is not working out for him. I am so sorry for you, hang in there.
office pet
Awww - thanks for sharing the photo of your kitty and in reading your "blog" thanks for reminding me why I enjoy working at home so much.
Office Pet

I hope this link works.  I wanted to show you who keeps me company every day while I transcribe--unless she runs off to sleep half the day, which I wish I could do!!!  When she's not around, the birds visit the feeders in the window.



An 8 x 10 room, with window seat for my dog, big light colored L desk with bookcase and armoire.   White walls (which i hate!) and lots and lots of photos around of family and friends.  
Does it actually ask you about one office or is it about
My office--sm
Spare bedroom. The second boy moved out and I grabbed it. Big enough for my L-shaped desk parked right next to the window so I can catch a breeze and peek outside. Just outside the window I have my flower garden with my giant pink hibiscus and sunflowers, all in bloom at the moment. I have a shepherd's hook with two hangers for birdseed.  I painted the room blue and stuffed the closet with my computer junk and have some of those plastic take apart, put together shelves that I have sitting around for odds and ends, coffe pot, etc. My bookcase is in the corner.  The dog's pillow is under the desk. Quite cozy since I spend the majority of my life in here!  I also keep 2 of those plastic stackable drawer sets right under the desk to my left for my most used reference books and keep the receipts in the drawers.  Quite handy. 
We had a day like that at my office, too!
We always have trouble with the faxing console working properly, but today, out of the blue, it started faxing random OLD reports INSTEAD of the reports it was supposed to fax.

We blamed it on the software company having a wacked product (which they do), but maybe there was a full moon last night.
I have 2. One from Office Max and one
I ordered on paperclippy.com.

The tote from paperclippy is big and allows the foot pedal, headset, etc.

The slimline from Office Max is really cute but trim and slim and I only carry power cord in it.