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I'm sorry if I offended you personally....sm

Posted By: that didn't work so YEAH it was NICE! on 2006-05-26
In Reply to: you misunderstand our thought and opinion on this - mq_mt

 That was not my intention and I see in another thread you defended my post about eTime....da DE dum dum is what I said about the web clock question.  So I want to thank you for the defense....on the eTime and apologize if I insulted you about the gift-giving recognition for MT Week.....

Have a nice weekend!!! 

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I personally am not offended by asking about my salary...
I am just saying some people might think that way...
Also not offended
... unless they use poor grammar and can't spell. I actually told somebody I work with (I don't work at home anymore because I didn't like it) that she would make a good Transcriptionist because she is so careful to ask questions and learn things thoroughly. She looked very pleased and thanked me. Of course, if she asked me about it, I'd direct her to Andrews.
Not offended here..
I plan on quitting myself when my 35th b-day rolls around in September....how did you do it? I tried with the gum, Zyban,but have always gone back. I think it is just will power.
Sorry that I offended you......
I am truely sorry that I offended you. I don't post on chat boards often so I wrote in a letter form. There is nothing fish going on, I just needd some guidance. I am very down right now about this profession, but I surely did not mean to offend you!
No, I am not offended...sm
LOL! I do not find this offensive at all. I actually love it. I think everyone should just have a sense of humor about it. I tell you if that word offends someone then they have lived a very sheltered life indeed. BUT different strokes for different folks as they say. :)
Not offended...You just keep smoking that


So sorry..say something about the MTs who don't do their jobs and they are all offended, but yet
MTs who DO do their jobs are not. HMMMMMM
Now THAT comment would have offended me!
Here, here!!! My own husband got OFFENDED when someone would say
"Oh, you're babysitting." He'd say, "NO, they're MY kids. You don't say my wife babysits when she stays home with them." Aren't guys amazing!
No, not offended and not turning on you sm
I think some of us are frustrated and concerned for you because we know it will happen again--and there's nothing we can do.

We also see the things that you're saying and see them as typical problematic statements, classical of someone who's being abused and will be abused again.

Statements like these:

"I have neglected to mention that when he is calm, he is actually okay." What? What difference does that make? He's probably very sweet and wonderful when he's not hitting you, yes.


"The incident two weeks ago was because I was forcing a trip to see my daughter's family." In other words, you caused it, right? That's so typical of an abused woman. "I made him mad" or "I egged him on." See, we on this board read things like this and see what you're not seeing, which is why we are SCARED for you and urging you firmly to see them. You're interpreting this as turning on you or that we're offended. No -- we are seeing something and trying to get you to see it, and really worried that you're not. And yes, frustrated that you're going to live with this man under the same roof while you try counseling and religion.
I'm offended that you laugh about it

Have you checked into seeing what is required of someone to become a fellow of the AAMT?  It is a lot of work, believe you me.  And, it is not just the education--it's community service, holding offices in the organization, as well as the continuing education part of it. 

I work for a surgeon who is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  It works basically the same way---they have to prove that they have completed so much continuing education, hold offices in organizations, community-type services, etc.

Basically, just being a "fellow" just means that you've gone above and beyond what an ordinary person in your organization does.  Honestly, I think it is an honor; a matter of distinction, even if it is just AAMT.  It just sets yourself apart from everyone else; says that you are a hard worker.

Dear offended
I would go to the doctor and tell him exactly how you feel. You are completely justifed in feeling offended - you were in a sense stabbed in the back.

Since you will be less productive while you are training this person, you need to let the doctor why. That way, if the office manager tries to criticize you for being less productive, you know that the cardiologist understands why.

That is why I like working at home - no office politics. Had more than my share of that kind of obnoxious behavior in the past.
What is offended is my hearing!
I know exactly where the post comes from. I hear physicians say the patient mother, no patient's, but the patient mother. That really grates on my nerves. Some words are not even pronouced correctly. I would think if you have the sense to become a physician, surely you can get some English in on the side. It is very rude and offensive for me to have to listen.I get enough of that on the evening local news.
I would be offended as well. A lot of assumptions going on here.
I was accused of being a troll.
Yeah, and I suppose I probably offended
some newbies, too. I didn't mean to. I know what I was thinking in my head but I didn't communicate that in my message post.
I wrote the post and I am not offended, I took it how you meant it.
and like I said.... I love warm  milk, drink it almost every night.
I wasn't offended. I thought it was funny. :-)

I am white and offended by that garbage post as
well. I am so sorry there are people like above poster in this world. A nice informatie post turns to garbage - oh well.
you didn't offend me. you offended yourself and males who you know. if you think it's funny,
i don't. and i don't like the buffoon dumb male vs very clever female schtick either. it is degrading to both parties. if the female is so smart, why is she with some dumba$$ guy anyway?
I get offended by blonde jokes. They're not funny at all.

Especially, after hearing them over and over again from people who think they're being "clever".  In addition, I don't know how many times people have told me to prove that I'm a real blonde.  Like they can't tell from my eyebrows.  Duh, really funny and so original.  I've never heard that one before.

We blondes do have to overcome the stereotype.  People think we're stupid or promiscuous just because we're blonde.  Scoff all you want to, but it's true.  No, we don't have it as tough as minorities do at all, but nobody ever takes us seriously either.  I'd give examples of real life discrimination and harrassment in the workplace, but why bother?  Everyone just thinks they're being funny or clever.

I apologize if I offended you, that wasn't my intention at all. As far as any suggestions for SM

your situation, I would agree with MT2RN above that maybe she is being enabled to behave the way she behaves.  She is getting exactly the reaction she wants.  It's hard to do, but if she refuses to get help from trained professionals, then you shouldn't be there to take care of her.  My ex-husband refused and I stayed for a long time, taking care of him.  He had employment issues and drinking issues and spending issues and legal issues and I just enabled him.  I made the money and cleaned up his messes, paid off his debts, bailed him out of jail.  It is an endless cycle that can only be broken by the stable person saying "I won't help you anymore, unless you help yourself first." 

Again I apologize for offending you.  My initial post was in response to your post chronicling what seemed to me to be depression without mania and you made no mention of her being diagnosed as bipolar, so I just simply was curious.  I thank you for clarifying and I wish you well.  It's really tough situation to be in.

Anyone else offended or insulted to be offered 6-7 cpl? Or is it just me or finds this insulting.
Is this how bad it is that now this is the going rate?? I get sick to my stomach just thinking about it. I need a career change.
was anyone else offended to get an e-card from a free site from team leader that was
blanket message to everyone.  I thought that was low class.  You can send an e-card to casual acquaintences, coworkers, etc., but I do not think a blanket 1 message fits all to employees, bosses, or family is appropriate for Christmas.  I would rather have had nothing than this thoughtless piece of nothing. 
Personally, I would not do it.
It's bad enough changing to nights when you are a "day person" but to have to keep switching back and forth, week by week?  (if that is what you meant).  I bet they will not continue this, though, because a day person is not productive at night, and a person who is used to working nights is usually not productive in the day.  I think they will find that they could hire someone who WANTS to work nights, rather than all the switching around.  JMO, of course.
Personally I think since 9/11/01
EVERYONE in the USA is making less money.  It's all relative.
I know for me, personally,
When I am feeling like you just described, I am usually feeling very guilty that my house is a mess, I'm not accomplishing anything and so on. It is the voice of your consciousness that is beating you up. You need to be kinder to yourself and things will start working a lot easier. You are being hard on yourself. Start making lists of things that you have accomplished today. It is a great feeling when you realize you are actually accomplishing a lot of stuff. Those good feelings then give way to the energy that you need to get more done. The way you are feeling is taking your energy too, so you have to force yourself to do everything that you do get done probably. Try accepting that the house didn't get cleaned but you did get a lot of other things done today. Then tomorrow you will have more energy to possibly get more things done. I'm serious, I am real hard on myself and trying to learn to talk nicer to myself, accept that I'm not able to do everything and it will be there when I do get time for it. You'll be amazed how much better you feel after making lists of what you've done and talking nicer to yourself! I hope this helps.
Personally I know that
mttest.com to do their testing there are instructions on the mttest site on how to use your own foot pedal and ExpressScribe. I know because I have done it. Also, if the company has a link to the dictation, you can right click on it and choose "save file as" then save the file somewhere...I usually would just put it in My Doucuments. Then open ExpressScribe and load the document from there. The instructions on the mttest website say basically the same thing. :-)
I get it now!! Well, I know personally I have
never been able to move expansions from DQS anywhere. To my knowledge, they are coded and unmovable save to another DQS computer. If the DQS is from a certain company that starts with M, I know there was another company, a competitor, who actually tried to lure M employees by saying their tech people would help them copy their DQS expansions. I have tried to copy DQS to Word, and was not successful. I do know how to do it from computer with DQS to computer with DQS, so I'm not totally illiterate. Personally, I have never known anyone to succeed, but maybe someone else out here can help you!! But I have always been told DQS Expander is not compatible with any other platforms, which would make sense, as its a copyrighted product, etc. But good luck! I always just spent a day or 2 making a new expander on Word on my own, and have been very happy. Maybe change your subject line and repost!
Did you know her personally? sm
I'm curious and wonder if some of these folks have others working for them, or have a spouse who knows MT filling in at times.
not personally, but...sm

My sister won tickets to the tour this year and I'm trying to win some! Should be a good show, I think...


I personally believe, yes, I am.
And I have been. I truly believe we should 'honor our Mother and our Father.' My parents gave and sacrificed all their lives to give me everything I needed and often, what I wanted. It's because of them that I have the values and traits that I do. My parents are treasures. Unfortunately, both of them have passed away. I'm only in the my mid 30s and I've already dealt with this question. For me, it was never a question of if I should. It was a natural role for me and my siblings and even my husband to step into. My mother died suddenly but my father passed away more recently and it was a slow death from an illness. We cared for him in his home, both with a wonderful person we hired to be with him some days since we all work. I took a computer and my work to his house so I could be there more and still have an income. I was there when he passed away and I consider it a privilege that he even wanted me to care for him. I would do it again. I miss them terribly and some of the most precious memories are of when I stayed nights caring for him. Even in the quiet of the night when I would listen and hold my breath praying for him to take his next breath. I think we need to do whatever we can to care for them. It put us in a real financial bind more than once to care for my Dad, but I don't regret a bit of it. Money was beside the point. FYI, even when he was well we lived with and cared for him as he was alone, and before he fell ill and we moved into our own home, we were trying to figure out how to add-on to accommodate him coming to live with us. I didn't read all the posts but this is my personal belief and experience. Disclaimer: I didn't proofread, LOL!
I personally would not,...

not right now, but that's just my opinion.  I just left an in-house job to come back home.  I have been transcribing for 17 years, most of them at home.  The couple of years I spent in-house were in some ways really good--steady, not as stressed sometimes, but I spent way more time away from home than just 40 hours.  There's money spent on food, clothes, and then the various functions that occur at work--holidays, showers, etc. 

I love being home!  But you have to do what's right for YOU!

Personally I would take it

Give it some time, like 6 months, and if it doesn't work out go back to MT/QA.  After all the guy that started it left his full-time job to pursue his dream, so you should too provided it makes sense financially, etc.  Obviously you have spent the time researching and really thinking about this.  You do have a career to fall back on, and I would jump at it. 

Me, personally.
If you're talking about something like, "the x-rays were interpreted by me, personally."
Personally, more with OPs but (sm)

I'm sure there are so many variables.  I wail on OP notes because I do them all the time and most are incredibly similar so I can use my Expander and crank.  I hardly ever do clinic notes, so those are a little slower going for me.

Another typist told me it's just the opposite for her, so it all depends. 

Try not to take it personally...
Don't feel bad. When I was looking for a job earlier this year, I signed on with Transcription Matchmakers. I was told I failed the test. I have been a Transcriptionist for almost 25 years and am experienced in various specialties. In fact, I managed a transcription department in my last in-office job. I, too, was told I was not good enough for them. I now work for a great company and am, in fact, a lead person on my account. I hope this makes you feel better. I just shrugged it off as their loss and went on with my life. Hang in there! All tests are different, and all transcriptionists have varied knowledge, none bad, just different.
Not unless you know someone personally and can
I never had one personally
but my husband did, and although he's not an MT, he had double hernia surgery, and he was out for a little over a week. His job is mostly standing though. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
Personally if it were me

Considering it's a macro or template and not something dictated I would have to agree with your feelings because I also take great pride in my work.  I would probably make a corrected copy of their template/macro and send it back to them as a suggestion, especially since part of it is spelling.  You may get a good response and a thank you and you may get told to leave it be, but at least you'll know you tried. 


Don't take QA personally sm

You remember when the parenting books used to tell us to distinguish your love for your child from what they do?  I love you, but I didn't like what you DID.

It is the same thing with QA.  You have to listen, you have to try harder, you WILL figure this out.  Just remember, it is about what you DID not who you ARE.  It took me many years to get this straight in my mind.  Oddly enough, once I did, my accuracy went up.  It is less pressurizing when you understand that we are all human and we all make mistakes, but it doesn't follow that we are somehow less worthwhile when we make them.

I think perhaps your nerves are getting the best of you.  Having worked for a lot of companies, every switch is an adjustment.  They all have different rules and ideas about how the work should be done.  It takes some time to get that all down, and it isn't necessarily all about your work.  Be patient with yourself because you deserve it.

Personally, I think
she's full of sh....... you know.
I personally think anything less than 9 cpl
for employee and 10.5-11 cpl for IC is a slap in the face. Unless they have awesome benefits, I need to make at least 9 cpl and really 10 at a minimum. I wouldn't even consider less than 9 at this point.
I personally don't know about this, but
there has been talk about doing other transcription, such as legal. You might want to check that out. Just Google and see what comes up. I am a recent grad, and finding it is not that easy. There is work out there, but the question is: What type of company will you end up at? It all depends on getting good dictators, little or no ESLs, how many hours do you spend looking things up, etc? Companies don't pay for this. It's not like you are getting paid hourly, unless you're lucky enough to work in a hospital. 7 or 8 cpl isn't much for all the researching, change this, change that, what did he say?, etc. things that we do. I wish I had gone into something else, but I am here now, and trying to make the best of it. It is nice, I have to say, being able to work from home. I can take a break when I want, I can take and pick my kids up from school, etc. I am very fortunate to have a good husband, with a good job, that lets me pretty much do what I have to, to be there for our kids and still make some money. I don't know your situation, but if you are okay with just making extra money, or chancing who you may work for, then go for it. Just from my research and looking around, it seems the quality companies to work for are less and less. Good luck with whatever you decide.
I personally do not think VR will ever be
perfected enough to be a threat to medical transcriptionists. There will always be a need to correct/verify the information that VR spits out, which is nowhere near perfect and probably never will be.

I haven't heard of anyone getting laid off because of VR. I think they mostly quit because most companies tell them their production will increase with VR hence they lower their pay when in reality it doesn't increase enough (if at all), so their pay basically drops. JMO
Everyone is different. Personally, I
type while listening and then if dictation is too far ahead I stop until I catch up and then start listening again. I do not listen, stop, and then type. It all depends on the doctor and the rate of speed at which you are listening to the dictation. I listen at a normal speed the majority of the time. For fast dictators, I sometimes slow it down, sometimes speed it up if they are slow.

Just do it the way it is the most comfortable and easiest for you.
Do you know someone personally-SM
Do you personally know someone from one of these countries with national health care?  well I do, we have family friends who live in Holland and they and most of their friends and family HATE their healthcare system-long waits for appointments, longer waits for specialists and surgeries and the older you get the longer the wait so unless you know someone personally in these countries you don't know what you're talking about. 
You're taking this way, way too personally.
If you don't like it, ignore it.  People always criticize the mother.  Hey, at least she's not some bug-eyed  psycho broad lying to the authorities about being kidnapped by Hispanics. 
okay, but I meant, what if you use it personally?
...you know, on your own, without telling your employer.  That is what my friend meant, too.  Say I am transcribing for a company, and on my own I use the speech recognition and set it up to type my reports for me. 

That is how I thought some people were getting these huge, incredible line counts.  Not so with this poster, she already told me she is not using it, but I do know there are some who do. 

Where I used to work, they were always praising these mass producers, too, in newsletters and E-mails, letting everyone the phenomenonal line counts, and I would think, hey, I can not even get work, was always running out, doing 4, 5, 6 accounts and struggling through the specs and accents continually...

That is why I brought it up, I wondered if perhaps some MTs were going that route to get ahead...

Thanks for your post - I am GLAD to hear you think it is more troublesome than anything...(except good for lowering our pay, huh?)
Ah, so you know her personally? What I sense from you is

Take a cold shower, Billie Jean! 

That's good. Personally, I'd have to
be dying before someone cuts into my alimenary canal. Seems like a lot of borderline people are getting it nowadays.
Personally, I think it's not worth anything . . .

Sure, there a few companies that will pay slightly more for the CMT designation, but, in my experience, the majority of doctors, hospitals and employers either never heard of AAMT or don't care.  They want capable MTs, and if you can do the job they're happy.

Also, the other poster is so right about AAMT supporting offshore MTs.  That seems so wrong in so many ways, and I just don't buy the "MT shortage" garbage.

Honesty, where the AAMT gets off setting MT standards is beyond me.  I don't see that they truly represent the vast majority of MTs either.

A very small percentage of MTs are member of the AAMT.  That says something in itself, doesn't it?  I would not be at all surprised to see the organization fold in the near future.