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How's your work load going Monday, January 9?

Posted By: Good, bad or UGLY? on 2006-01-09
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Just wondering if we are all in the same boat, sinking because of India oursourcing.

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Has anyone on this board's work slowed down this January. MT work that is.
Got several friends with slow-down of work but they are MQMTs   Wondered how the rest of the MT world is doing.
I get my work from an FTP site that they load the work to, however I don't have pool work so to
speak, but I tell them how many minutes a day I want.  The work is generally put in my box by 5 pm every day, then I have until 10 am the following day for some priority work, or 3:30 pm for the rest, so TAT is not too bad. I would like to work less at night though, but I working on that. My downside is I do not get the same dictators day to day, there are a few I do on a semi-regular basis though, some generate great lines but take longer to do that other doc's and are not "money-makers", I also do not get paid for spaces so that hurts a bit too.  This is WP5.1 too.....so very antiquated but that is what the hospital uses, so not much choice there. But I understand what you mean about the C-phone. I was just doing another job with C-phone recently...they incidentally did not tell me how to get off of the system, which was very simple.  I'd finish a job, then hit stop and hangup if I wanted to get off or quit working.  That is what you need to do if you want to sleep, eat, etc.  Don't feel guilty, do what you signed up for, believe me they watch the pools and will get others to do the work you don't finish.  If they get on your case remind them that you are only PT and only want 500 lines a day, etc.  It's not worth killing yourself over.  Good Luck.
Work load
I've been with Amphion since June and it has been pretty easy to steadily increase my line count. I've never been harassed by anyone. There is tons of work and right now mandatory overtime, an hour extra a day plus whatever you want to work after that. I have no complaints myself.
work load
Not too much going on today.   I did about 300 lines, (whee!) and did about 1200 yesterday.  Boring...
Work Load
For the past 4 months the work load has been consistently lighter, i.e., less work throughout the day. At first I thought the company overhired, then I blamed the holidays, and now my boss is blaming the Inauguration. I have 4 accounts and all 4 have less work during the day and run out by 7 or 9 pm. EST. Three are based in the Maryland area and 1 is in Florida (so the Inauguration blame game does not work there) I can't even begin to understand how the West Coast girls are dealing with this. Anyone else having this problem? I am trying to decide if it is worthwhile to pick up a part-time job or just hope this gets better? My pay has been steadily decreasing for 4 months now and it has to start picking up or I can't keep up with the bills.
Everytime you re-load Word you need to re-load Stedmans medical spellchecker.
I work for spheris...cannot load
Too uneven a work load. Some are only a sentence. Others go on for 2-3 pgs. No
If you can increase your work load with current company

that would be better than getting a second job.  It will take you a while to learn new dictators and/or new platform so you won't be making that much money initially for the time you are putting into a new job.  If you are able to pay bills with the debt currently I would just go on a strict budget and cut out any extras.   If you can get a home equity loan to consolidate bills.  Debt will still be there, but instead of several bills to keep up with, you can focus on one and pay debt off sooner.  


end of January great, too
I went at the end of January and had maybe a 15-minute wait max on the most popular rides, practically no wait on all the others.  The weather was clear and high 60s, so not bad.  I can't imagine what a mess it must be in the summer.
January 31, 2007
This is how it was told to me in January
They said at social security I could start drawing my money in 01/2009 - that is the year of my 66th birthday but I turn 66 in March. Now what they said is I could get 2 checks in January- why wait? Well, the wait for me is I get more money by waiting 2 more months and that is the rest of your life money- it can go up some because social security gives raises (unlike our jobs now). I reach 66 in the year 2009 but not 66 years of age until March, 2009. Does that make it more understandable- remember it is the government talking!
I think I bought it in January. nm
I'll probably wait until January...
and see what havoc is wreaked on my pay - but at this point there is just so much wreaking already...
Yes, I wish it were January 1st. I feel obligated
to invite people I do not really want to spend time with here for Thanksgiving and Christmas because otherwise they would have nowhere to go and would sit home alone.  Guess it's not good to invite people and then resent it, but I do.   And the cooking is left mainly up to me because the others are too old/incapacitated or too worthless to help.
We were slow the first week of January but
now we're being dumped on and can't seem to get to back in control. I've worked almost everyday just trying to stay close to TAT.
I have just missed this first 1 for the year, January.
It's Monday
I don't know about the rest of you, but I come here to gain insight, vent, laugh, commiserate, learn, and share.  Maybe we can start the week by ignoring the few that come on here to attack, belittle and chastise.  Constructive criticism is great as are differences of opinion. Isn't that what this site is supposed to be all about?  Name-calling and bullying are what we teach our children not to do.  When it happens TO our children, we tell them to ignore it. 

Monday was my day too!

Hey all...

Yes, it was a bad Monday.  I also was told they were replacing me with a service.  She had said that it would be easier with having the same service do the two doctors that I did, and would that be okay with me.   It made me sad because yes, I count on that money to make ends meet, but rather than beg and plead, I said okay, and she said it will be a month before changing over.   I was just hoping there might be a way I can counter offer and keep this account, but I haven't a clue how I might access the hospital system's dictation as an IC....they are wav files.   I do have my Start/Stop player.   Any suggestions would be appreciated.   I try to believe in the philosophy of when one door closes, another window opens....and that is a good way to think, but right now I am very depressed because this economy and surviving is getting so very tough.    Thank you....ps, I have been doing MT for 27 years now, so pretty late to start over elsewhere. 

4th quarter taxes are due on January 15th
Good for you--I left the field in January
after 16 years. I now work as an Editor outside of the medical field. I'm still home-based, and my journalism degrees are put to good use. I hate to see what has happened in this profession, and follow the developments. However, I did not feel encouraged about my future in transcription, and felt that it was best to get out ASAP. I'm relieved to be out of it, and encourage anyone considering a career change to follow their intuition and explore their options.

Your transcription experience will put you ahead of the game in nursing school. Best wishes to you, and congratulations for taking action.
Yes! I saw it in Philadelphia in January - it was absolutely incredible!
You will have paycheck on Monday 711/05
Try again Monday night.
I'll keep trying. 
Wow, a party on a Monday? Can I come?? (sm)
I'll bring food too; I'm a good coo, I swear I am!.
Monday Goals

I thought that it would be good if we use each week as a chance to improve ourselves.  We can each set a goal (it doesn't matter if it is big or small) and then we will share it with everyone to get us more motivation to complete it.

Here is my goal for this week:
I will do the dishes at least once this week.

A little background on this goal:  I hate housework.  I don't want SO to feel like I take advantage of him so I am going to try to make more of an effort around the house.

Anyone else with a goal and background for it?

Monday blooper

It was dictated as Allergies:  Sulfones. 

I transcribed "Allergies:  Cell phones"  . . . . until I realized what I'd done. 

Somebody beat me with a wet noodle!

It is NOT Monday, darn it!!!!
But it's going to be one of those days!  I had a doctor give the date of service as 4-8-05, and now I have one of the very worst ESLs ever dictating a colonoscopy, and he says the throat was sprayed with Xylocaine!  Think these guys have been hitting the eggnog a bit early?
I have the feeling they may eliminate SE because they are starting this new plan in January. Quite
frankly, I am surprised you do okay with Amherst. I sit looking at a no work sign many days and it gets a little tiresome. I have already been looking at other companies because I have felt for a long time with the lawsuits and millions going out MQ is not the place to be anymore. Too much baggage and may Spheris is in the picture especially if they drop SE I think that may well be true.
I'm hoping to go part-time January 1, at least for several months.
I am just so burned out I'm not getting the lines I need, my house isn't getting cleaned, I don't seem to have any leisure time, etc.   I'm hoping that going part-time will be enough of a break that when I am working I'll be better focused and can actually produce the minimum lines that I need.  
It slows down every August and January on both ER accounts that I have. This time sm
of year is the worst. I forget about it every year until it happens again. It usually picks up again at the end of August and then is really busy until the end of the year. It slows down a bit (not much) in the beginning of January and then is really, really busy until mid to late July into August.

I have been doing this for 13 years and the only year ever that it did not happen to me was last summer. Not sure why, but both hospitals stayed busy the entire 2006.

Monday - I will lose an account

I just did the stupidest thing.  I could cry but it would not help.  I will lose this account due to my carelesness and not thinking.  I accidentally just erased two "undone" tapes and kept two "finished" tapes.   So on Monday I have to tell the doctor and if I were them I would fire me.   They have been my account for 4 years but have been patient with me at times through some personal problems -- yucky divorce -- and I do a good job at a very reasonable rate but I would not blame them if they fired me.  I just want to take myself out and beat myself silly.  But there is nothing I can do right now and so oneward and upward -- I guess.  But this will hurt as it is my largest account and I am a small MTSO so I will be out pounding the pavement for something. 

Thanks for listening. 

Oprah show Monday-have you let yourself go?? sm
I must admit this is me ever since I started working at home 6 years ago. Too easy to do. 6 months since a decent haircut, too many kids to look after and too much work to get done. I thought others might appreciate thesubject matter. Happy watching.
Monday's season finale
I taped Sunday's show and watched it tonight, and immediately watched tonight's show. I can't believe what Izzie did. I certainly was glad I could buzz thru the boring part about planning the prom so I could get to the important parts. I thought Denny was safe, but not so fast. Very tender how what's-his-name intern picked Izzie up and held her at the end. I'm furious that Meredith and Derek are back at it. She's weird, self-absorbed, childish, ugly, and slutty, so get over her already, Derek! You so don't deserve your wife!

Glad I don't get overly involved in mere TV shows like some people, hehehe.
Thx for the laff on this dreary Monday! :) nm
well, I interviewed for an in-house job Monday
She said by today, Friday, she would let me know if I got the job.  She told me I was high on the list of being hired, but she was still interviewing.  It is already nearly noon and I have not heard a word.  I looked at the job board and the ad for an MT is gone.  Is that bad news for me? 
I dont remember exactly whether it was by Qmail or what mail but it is starting January 1. I was
concerned about that because usually when they change any kind of employee status or SE status it is in the beginning of a tax year. I am worried about the SE status for that reason. But it is January 1.
internest is not updated fast enough? I book you buy in January was put together mid last year..how
Monday night pet loss ceremony
So very sorry for your loss. Here's a great link:


Every Monday, people all over the world remember their pets. You can add your pet's name to their list.
Here is their prayer:

PRAYER: God, Creator of all living things, we ask that as we light our candles, the healing warmth of love will flow into the brokenhearted who are tending their ailing pets.
Give to them Your strength and comfort.
We also pray that the soft glow of light will part the clouds of grief and sorrow to surround our furbabies at the Bridge.

May excitement REIGN SUPREME as wagging tails, ecstatic purrs and flapping feathers feel our gentle touch once again.
May they know the gratitude we hold in our hearts for their faithfulness and gift of unconditional love as they are forever remembered.
We are temporarily separated for only a short while.
The silver cord that connects us through time and space can never be broken.


Yup. Sun-Thurs. I do the Monday holidays. It's fine with me.
We were $2.42 on Monday - shot up to $2.99 today and expected....sm
to go well over $3/gallon because of the pipeline distribution problem.  The governor has declared a state of emergency and is urging folks to not drive anymore than necessary while they're getting emergency shipments of fuel in. 
I needed the morning entertainment. My Monday will now be a better day!
I believe it is next Monday, the 19th, as the kids have off school for it.
Try the Hewlett-Packard site. On Monday they...sm
had computers with XP on sale.
No actually I plan to suck everything out of them at my line rate this year and then quit in January
when they start the new pay plan. Yep, that is exactly what I plan to do. Yep, I have it all planned out. This sick sick lady has it all planned out. The best of MQ is over.
Other than the reduction in ASR starting Oct 1 the rest of the deal doesnt start until January 1 so
we all have time to move on if it does not suit us.
Monday night- Friday, and either Saturday or Sunday, or both -sm
I usually goof off Saturday (or do very minimal work Friday night and Saturday) and then regret it and have have about 130 minutes to do on Sunday, does not make for a fun day.
Is Monday, Feb 12, President Day? Brain dead this morning. nm
Ok, thanks. I guess I don't realize the volume of applicants they get. I will call Monday A.M.!!


Monday 8/22. Used to start after Labor Day, but the kids didn't get out until sometime in June.