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How about middle eastern/indian trained

Posted By: mdlfcrs on 2007-11-09
In Reply to: anyone else think British accents are sometimes difficult? - SA

in Ireland and Scotland and thus have that accent with middle eastern pronounciations - have one that sounds like Shrek!!!

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French, especially the surgeons. Easiest: Middle Eastern, Korean, Chinese, Indian. nm
Middle Eastern. I don't know why.
I can do the others with no problem at all, but there's something about the vocal tone that I literally cannot hear it properly.
middle eastern accents
I had one yesterday for that sang and hummed most of the report. He dictated in a sing-song voice that made me think he was casting some sort of spell. In between words and sentences he would say, ahhhh, ummmmmmm, and then speed ahead with the sing-song again. And it was all in a middle-eastern accent. It was an extra long report and awful. I was so jittery by the time I finally finished.
Middle-Eastern females (speak way too quietly), Russian females, blacks
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Eastern Maine Medical Center
I miss working with other people. I miss having a QA person or a supervisor I know and can go talk to. I miss the hospital gossip and hearing about people's grandkids. Sigh. I left them to work at home figuring it would be all that. But it's not. Sigh....
$3.40 in eastern NC. I just sat in line for an hour to get gas, and they had a $35 limit. nm

Do U live in eastern TN..Just curious.think I knowU.nm
southern, northern, eastern, western--sm
what difference does it make where anybody is from...how about being a *bleeding heart* for ALL life...not just human and not just animals. God gave everything that breathes life, and we should respect that. human or animal. JMO
Eastern European -- Russian, Polish, etc.

thats exactly why I did this. I trained sm
in a hospital when I first started in 1979 but as soon as I could I went home to work. I tried the hospital "thing again" for about five years but I hated it. I just needed the insurance at the time. I prefer being at home not dealing with the politics and the back-biting. I don't think there is anything wrong with that at all. I figure I am secure enough in myself to ignore the comments about how we at home don't have to work, can do what we want, etc. etc. Anyone who has done this knows better anyway!
They still have to be trained how to
QA/grade, give proper feedback, use the QA software, etc., because as I said, it's a completely different job. When having an opening for a QA, why not take applications from internal MTs, if any are interested which is rare because MTing pays better, as well as taking applications from experienced QAs? I don't have a problem with that, only when they hire exclusively from within, forcing experienced QAs to MT again & work their way to QA again. That's just SILLY.
LOL, I trained on the job also in the
early 1980s. As for hospitals, some are taking their transcription back. A MAJOR hospital chain in my town used the Q, but at the end of the contrast 2 years ago, they totally took all their transcription back and hired in-house and at-home MTs (one of my friends works for them).
I'm 36, been doing this 26 years, trained on the job.. nm
50, trained by VA OJT in 1988.sm

Started out doing autopsy reports, then went to "the typing pool" (acute MT) as we used to be called, came home in 1995, been here since.

Honestly, they need to be trained.
Mine had the same mentality when we first got together.  I refused to do it.  If he scattered dirty laundry, I left it there.  If he didn't put his dishes in the sink, they sat out.  I'm not anyone's slave.  Also, if they expect the woment to work, they need to share in the housework, child care, and finances.
they seem to be trained to dictate that way.
I worked at a hospital that had a podiatric residency program, and the residents were often required to do the dictation for operations performed by others.  Obviously the long format wasn't something the resident made up on his own, it was something they had been trained to do.  Other doctors tend to stumble into dictation without much in the way of instruction.
You weren't trained
You weren't trained, which is why you couldn't earn a living doing MT.  A lot of people make that mistake, think they just sit down at a computer and type what they hear, then they wonder why they can't make any money. I'm sure if you had gone to school to learn MT, you would have been great at it. After all, you didn't teach yourself to become an RN, right?
My son was three when he was potty trained.
I did similar things.

I don't know if you are already doing this or not, but the best thing I have found to potty train my kids is.....stop buying diapers/pull-ups. If you run out and you don't buy anymore then you really don't have a choice but to be consistent. Having nine pair of underwear on hand is what is recommended.

You can by the the toilet targets online for 5.95. They ARE helpful in making it a game. I always used the whole "Daddy is a big boy, don't you want to be like Daddy?" (works sometimes)

Make it a routine. Go every so often (timer), use the bathroom, flush the toilet, shut the lid, wash your hands, turn the light off, get your reward. Be consistent.

I have four girls and only one boy and my girls were trained by 2 years old with EASE - boys are much more difficult, mine anyway.
trained fingers
Makes me think of what it is like for your fingers to "know" a telephone number but for the life of me I couldn't tell you what it is--I'd have to dial it for you.
Not true....I trained 3 ...sm
from scratch.  All were very good, probably better than me!  I was just starting out on my own and had reached the point I needed help.  Taught them one at a time.  Just set them up right next to me and gave them the easiest stuff I had.  We both worked at the same time, and I was right there to answer questions and listen when they had trouble. 
Trained someone by proofing (sm)
She listened to every report, word for word, and she is now one of the best MT's I know.  That would be an excellent way to train.
How long do they have to be trained?
I work for MQ, and I think their VR stinks. It's been going for at least 3 years (though I think longer), and it still slows me down. You literally have to change every he to she or she to he and little things like that through the entire report that really slows me down. The funny thing is, it usually gets the medical terminology correct but everything else wrong.
I was trained for 4 years at a

vocational technical high school and learned transcription for 4 years straight, 4 hours a day at least.  I then went on to transcribe when I graduated for a lawyer, and then into the medical field I went.  That was 25 years ago.  We learned shorthand, accounting, typing, biology, among many, many other things. 

Please don't assume that I went to what you call one of these transcription schools because I did not.  I don't have to explain to you that I had 17 years of on-site training with physicians.  I learned straight from the dictator, so don't go there.  AHDI has brainwashed these new people entering this field with their silliness and money grubbing paws.

Okay, so I'm simply stating that to question someone's education for a job that they may make 20 grand a year of their lucky is just downright ignorant and nasty.  I make way more than that but only because I've been at it a while and have my own accounts and I'm not bragging at all; I'm just saying.

Whether you want to believe it or not, the ER reports were done through medical records as well as the basic four.  I know because I worked there in many different departments and did the transcription.  We had a separate entity for radiology and for the cardiology department.  Everyone's situation is different and not all worked at the one hospital you did for one lousy year where ever that may be in the US. 

We all have our stories, but my main concern is the post regarding questioning this poster's education.  Get over yourself!   

Dr. wants to cut out middle man and keep
Middle GA
Hey Mina! We are neighbors. I am in Byron.
I'm 49, trained in 1973, hospital course, been at it since!
How do you learn when you know you are being trained wrong?
I am so sad.  Right now I am a newbie and need to ger my experience in and learn from the bottom, but I think this is not going to happen and I will never be a good MT with any skills to get another job.  I am currently employed with a company that has a QA manager that is not very good.  She corrects my work with her own made up ways of grammar, drug terminology, etc.  It is whatever she says, but when you tell her of her mistakes she won't listen and say just do it the way I say.  If I stay here I will never be good enough to go to another company.  Also, I will not be good enough to one day get hired by a national.  What do I do when I am being trained wrong, but need experience.  The people who hired the QA manager are clueless because they are not MTs.Therefore the QA person's word is the law of the land even when I know it is wrong.  Help!!!
How do you know you're being trained wrong?

Can you give some specifics?  BTW, many MT rules do not follow standard English grammar rules.  We either go by the BOS (AAMT Book of Style) or per account specs provided.  Each job is different.  If you want a paycheck, you learn to adapt to their particular style.

I seriously doubt anybody's going to hire an untrained QA person.  A person has to have years of experience as an MT before doing QA.  Honestly, if you're that unhappy, quit.

The school that trained you should be the first place
you go for placement assistance. They should be able to tell you what companies seek to hire their graduates. Many schools have employers lined up to hire their graduates because they know those schools turn out job-ready MTs. If your school was one of those, you will have no difficulty finding a job. In any event, your school should be able to tell you what employers have traditionally hired its graduates. Good luck to you.
I was told when I trained on DQS that there would be a decrease
in pay for lines done as ME.
Leash Trained Cats
Can I ask if how you got your cats to go on the leash. Did you start them out when they were kittens. I always thought this would be a safe alternative. My cats both stay inside and are very content and happy. They go in the screened porch in the summer and actually hate going outside. As far as hiding when they're sick, my cat was deathly sick with a UTI and he hid in the basement. Thank God we found him. The vet said if we waited until the next day he would have been dead. I hope you find your cat safe.
The worse they can say is no, but good, trained MTs
That's how they trained MTs at UCLA back in
Rosemarie is right on for trained VR systems. SM
You are obviously currently working with a new system that is still learning how to do its job. The first typewriters were undoubtedly really a pain to use, too. The poor clerks of those days must have begged just to be allowed to use their pen and ink as they always had.

My current system isn't as learned/advanced as my last one, so lots of corrections. It's about as much fun as doing QA cleaning up after a pack of new and sloppy MTs. But it's a temporary situation. And my current pay rate reflects the time needed for all those corrections. Does yours?

Over time, though, more and more reports do start coming through in good condition until most of them just require some general cleanup here and there.

Editing does shift emphasis from one skill to another.
I can see how the very fastest of typists might not make more editing than typing--they always speeded the dictation up to match them, and how people with little talent for editing might make less, but most people should do just as well editing as typing and many do make more at it.
I disagree. I trained on the job, I'm an excellent MT (sm)

and I honestly don't consider an online school as having the same weight as an actual brick and mortar school.  You can't tell me a bachelor's degree from University of Phoenix online is considered equal to a bachelor's degree from San Diego State (or any other actual college). 

I know Andrews and M-Tech are touted as the elite schools on another board but you can't tell me that their education is worth the price they charge compared to a local vo-tech school.  Ask any physician within 300 miles of me and I guarantee none of them have heard of Andrews or M-Tech.

If you're good at your job, you'll get a job.  If you stink, no fancy letters behind your name and/or no diploma from a MT school will allow you to succeed in this career.  I consider myself successful and the only way I'd pay that kind of money for college would be to an actual "go to" college where I could see what my tuition was paying for. 

None ... trained OTJ and am quite qualified as has been proven (sm)

by me having no problem finding a MT job when I needed one.  Now I work for myself so I'm doing just fine.


Trained inhouse 25 years ago. LOL :)
Never been without a great work situation. Job changes to meet new circumstances in my life.

I trained in house 5 years ago
They had such a turnover they would hire anybody off the street that felt like giving it a try.  One in-house self-study medical terminology course, and a lot of help and support from my co-workers and I was good to go.  Since then I've worked for 2 nationals (and had to unlearn a few bad habits - I'd never even heard of BOS inhouse, LOL).  I never spent a cent to begin this profession - I got paid hourly to do it.
I trained at CareerStep, and they partnered with
SLM financial to let me stretch the payments out over 5 years.  It seems like it was about $35 a month.  I was hired right out of school, and I feel that I good a very good basis for transcription with them.
I was trained on site, but that was 30 years ago.
probably floats in the middle
back stroke ...
middle-aged MT
What do you consider middle-aged?
Advice for middle age
Middle age can be a bitch. It can start in the 40's or 50's. Best advice? First check your overall health with healthcare provider. Lose weight if need be. Exercise. Walking is the best. Ever day. I have been taking pilates, and whoah, does that change your body and mind. Makes you lean and long, lithe and strong. Keep the mind stimulated. READ. Read about a variety of subjects. Keep an open mind. Question everything. Hang around young people, learn from them, but keep your dignity and class. Don't try to dress like them. They can learn from use too. Do fun things. LAUGH, a lot. That helps! And best advice - have a circle of girlfriends who support you and can laugh along with you!!
Once was middle class.

I was going to agree with you at first, but....  There is always food on the table, bills are paid.  Have pretty much what I need, but as I get older I care about having a lot less.  Certainly not rich, neither of us will be able to retire any time soon, although had we planned better, we might have been able to.  So I guess that put's us sort of in the middle, huh?

Hardly. We will always have and need a middle class.
The middle class is supporting everyone. This is a socialistic society.

I work and make money to pay for my stuff.

I work and make money to pay for YOUR stuff.

Believe me, there is a need for a middle class in a society like this one. They're just apprehensive to use the "S" word because it sounds too much like *gasp* Communism!
Yes, we will always NEED a middle class,
but don't think it will ALWAYS be there....just look around you.... Maybe when the rich have to take care of the "working poor" we will see a turn-around, but then again maybe they'll just "forget" them.  Don't have much faith in this economy.  The poor are being ripped of any programs that existed just a few years ago.  By the time the "middle class" hits bottom, there will be no help, no kind of any social programs in existance, just the rich and poor.  Which will you be?  Yeah, yeah, I'm pessimistic, but also realistic. 
I have a middle easterner that
has a lisp (sounds like his tongue is 4 inches thick) and speed dictates. He is Pakistani. It is indescribable and I sometimes feel like I'm slipping over the sanity brink when I type him.
Flexible is my middle name! nm