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I am currently using dial-up to vent again about dway

Posted By: Unsatisfied Dway satellite user on 2006-03-16
In Reply to: back again after my 7th call to the tech support - I do not think I will sit here in front of my comp

DH took a look at the antenna and did something, so he was able to download some more stuff for his Linux. I got up this morning, and had to do the power-cycling again...had crappy connection until 9 a.m., when I had done EDITING my 3rd file (in 1 hour -- slow work because of crappy connection). I did power cycling again and waited...waited...waited. System status OK, all lights were up, but TCP protocol and web accel nada. Then suddenly system status became red (Problem) and transmit status became Tx10 (no connection to the NOC). I called up the Professional Edition support. All he could say was they had been trying to solve the problem with the satellite, and could not give me a definite timeframe as to when to expect it to get running again...It was basically the same thing the higher tech supp told me yesterday.
He told me it was the satellite that had the problem, not on my end nor at their (Control Center's) end.
Meantime, I went back to dial-up, and here I am venting...not even able to download the first file audio after hours of trying...
All afternoon I have been browsing for complaints on Dway sat. There are a lot of them. This is my third day of no sat/no work/no income. It sucks...because we will still have to pay our monthly fee of $70.
Dway does not sound like they care.
To you who have been having a good experience with Dway, I wish you the best. I hope you will never experience this much of a problem (and all those I have read about). At least we got to enjoy it the first 9 months (We loved broadband then! With our current satellite internet status, we could hardly call it internet connection, let alone broadband).
After reading all the complaints against the company, I am starting to lose hope about resolving this issue.
I wish we had not upgraded to DW7000 Professional plan.

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I was told I would dial directly into the system/Will I need to get dial up internet service?

How do you dial in...lanier, Cphone???? I'm wondering will this work with a Lanier voicewrite EX
Dial Up
They do make surge protectors that will protect your phone line. You can find them at Best Buy or any other local computer store. Don't but the cheap version either, I made that mistake once. Look to spend about 20 dollars or so on a nicer unit. This will protect the phone line, but I still would not trust it in a thunderstorm.
Dial up
Looking for an at home position but have dial up internet. I just moved to an area where no high speed internet is available (which is killing me) and did not know before we signed our lease there was no high speed internet. Does anyone know of companies that employ MTs with dial up internet access. Any information is greatly appreciated.

You may want to look into satellite. Dial-up is a dinosaur. Most hospitals are VPNs and web sites. You would be lucky to get anything dial-up. It is not MQs fault that you cannot get anything but dial-up. Look into other avenues and get with the program of the future.
Dial up for DQS
How does DQS work with dial up?  The manual does not state you have to use DSL, just an internet connection.
DQS on dial up
I had dial up the first couple weeks on DQS.  The worst part was the first download of the day -- sometimes it took an hour or more!!  I just switched to high speed and love it.  However, if you can't have high speed, the dial up works okay, it is just the first time you download for you day/shift.  I wold recommend dialing into the system an hour before you want to start to actually transcribe.  Really, the first download is the worst; once you get going and start uploading it isn't too awlfu bad.  Good luck!!
DQS with dial up?
I don't believe you can use DQS with dial-up - you need a fast internet connection. I believe this is what I was told as I had to get a cable internet connection.
dial up-56 K
Not sure which board to post this on. I would like a list of MT companies that accept dial-up.  Anybody know of any.  Can email me or list on the board.

Are you using dial-up?  When I was using dial-up Bellsouth was going to put a whopper of a bill on my phone because of all the usage (unlimited long distance they say.... yeah, right!).  I went with AT&T and they never once said there was a limit on my long distance usage.  I was using MEGA time on my second line for my dial-up usage (working 7 days a week, 12-14 hours a day!).

Precyse solutions does - I have the same situation as do many others I work with. You would probably need to sign up for a high speed though, which is only a few more dollars per month. FYI - they are hiring!
I am an ME/MT for MQ and am still on dial up. sm
I have a feeling that if you are a new employee they will require high speed. I have looked into getting a part time job with another company so as not to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak, but most companies are now requiring high speed/cable. Dial-up has never been a problem for me, uploading, downloadint, whatever, no problem. An afterthought, how would they even know what kind of internet service you have as long as you can produce?
I don't know as I have dial-up BUT if it is 10 Gig - sm
then I highly doubt you will ever go over, if it is 10 meg then you will go over. I download about 200-300 megabytes of sound for a small local account, i.e. ~1000 lines a week, in 1 month. Is the $80 on top of your cable TV or is that all-inclusive? Personally I'd just tell them it was for personal use and leave off that you will be using it for work, none of their business.
I'm on dial up also.
Stuck in the past.
They are different, but you can use a DVI to dial into SM
a Dictaphone system.  The function keys will be a little different, if I remember right.
not dial-up
high-speed cable.
No, do not have dial-up, is that still around?
I had cut off my long distance some years back but as per my post, they said if did not carry, then they would deduct an extra $10.00 from the supposed credits I got for some other deals. I did have AT&T and this morning just got my fill and have switched over to Charter, everything except cell and they do not offer that or I would switch that also. Am tired of being nickle and dimed to death by AT&T, absolutely ridiculous.


 I go after the small offices, not companies and they usually want their stuff delivered and don't care what kind of internet you have.  I normally have my docs use a DVR but an office called me who still uses tapes.  So, there are those docs who still do it the old fashioned way.

Hope that helps.


You have to have somewhere for them to dial into.
They can't dial into the line that your C-phone is hooked into.  To access the dictation it has to be recorded somewhere for you to get it.  They can dictate to handheld recorders and transfer it to your computer or put it on their computer and you access it from theirs, but you can't use the C-phone for it, you would use a foot pedal. 
Just a vent.

I have a note (discharge summary) that is 27 minutes long, dictated by RN, that goes into such detail that it might as well be the H&P, every consult, every operative report, and every lab report rolled into 1 document.  She is even dictating  problems the patient had on previous hospitalizations that have nothing to do with this admission.  To make matters worse, she is jumping back and forth between prior problems (that aren't related) and current problems for the hospitalization, as well as listing every single lab test/values from all prior admissions and comparing them to this admission, as well as dictating the whole report for every x-ray the person ever had in this one report.  The guy came in for nausea, vomiting, and dehydration and she's dictating x-ray reports for fractured ankle and rotator cuff MRI from 2 years ago...THE WHOLE MRI REPORT.   Good gravy, missy.  It's good to be thorough, but then too much information just confuses the reader.  arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 

All better now.  Thanks for letting me vent. 

sorry, need to VENT.
I have been working since 5:30 on itty bitty reports - so far I'm making less than minimum wage with all the crap I have to waste time on in the headers etc.....and my back is killing me.

I hate wasting my life like this.
OT: Cat vent!

I've already had enough problems working this weekend with technical problems and down time and now that I'm breezing away and making good money, what happens?  My stupid cat decides she needs attention!  First she rubs on my leg and purrs (so far so good, not really a distraction) but THEN she has to move to look at my face through the crack in my desk where the drop down keyboard rests and reach her stupid little paws through, hit the function key that saves and closes the report (which I cannot alter once it is sent through) on a report of over 100 lines!

ARRRRRGH!!!  I was almost finished and needed to spell check it!!!  That just cost me $10.  Her food costs that much!

Anybody wanna a free soon to be hungry cat??


need to vent
Is his boss willing to make things right by paying your husband's back salary for the months that he was unemployed? If so, I think hubby should consider going back to work for them (while searching for something else that pays better than what he is making now).
Need to Vent Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so mad at these big companies.  I know this is has nothing to do with my job as a medical transcriptionist, but I just need to vent a little.  My husband works for the government as a meat inspector and this "BIG" meat packing company just decided yesterday that it was going to up and close with no warning to any of the employees.  It was just "At the end of the day, you will be out of a job."  I cannot even begin to express my feelings for the workers at these plants.  At least my husband still has a paycheck coming in from working for the government.  Today, he is working in a plant that is a 6 hour drive from our home.  We will probably be sent out to the east coast for relocation.  We have 2 daughters that are in high school and a 3 year old that do not want to move.  We have always lived in a very small community of 125 people in the Midwest.  My daughters are so upset and I am just mad.  How can a big company do this to its valued workers without caring?  I am just missing my husband as I know he will be detailed out to just about every state until they decide where THEY want to put him.  I AM SO MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Would you put up with this? (Another vent)

I have worked with a company for over seven years as an IC.  I work part time and whatever work I do that morning has to be turned in at 3:00, which gives me around a six hour turn around.  I have two young kids and another account that I work on that has stats that I have to take care of too.  I have only gotten one raise in seven years, and a crappy one at that.  Every other company I have worked for gives me at least about 24 hours to get it back to them.  I am trying to get my kids ready for school and I also have other things going on at the moment.  I get an email in all caps "I NEED THE WORK NOW."  I am just so fed up with this.  I don't want to quit because the work is easy for me since I have been doing it so long, but I feel the need to put my foot down.

Don't use this to vent - I'm
simply asking a question and wondering what other people have dealt with.  No need for "??!!! and get an attorney, etc."  I know that.  I'm just asking people for thier "experience" not their "opinion."  Chill out.
Just a dh vent...

I'll try to make this to the point... ;o) My husband got bought out at the end of January so has been off work since then. His buyout will last us until about next January so for now he's enjoying the time with the kids. I on the other hand have gone from working very part-time to full-time, at home,  "just in case" and to help pay off some debt while I've got Mr. Mom here home to take care of the kids.

For the most part, he's being excellent - doing the majority of the housework, all the cooking, taking care of the kids all day. My only gripe is he sleeps in until 9:30 every day while the kids (ages 4 and 7)are up at about 7:30-8. Mind you this is spring break for the 7 yo but when it's school time he gets him off to school and then goes back to bed. The kids play pretty well on their own but if they come into the bedroom he'll put the TV on for them. This leaving them on their own w/o even getting them breakfast and/or the TV thing drives me batty. I've been a wahm since my first one was born and always made them my priority (working around their schedule very part-time), getting up as soon as they got up, rarely turning the TV on to "babysit" them, etc. I feel like he's undoing what I spent years working so hard at.

Now I get up at 5 to go to the gym and then get my work done ASAP so that I can have time with the kids later as I'm finding it very difficult emotionally to be so unavailable during the day. This is making me even more resentful of my dh with him snoozing until 9:30 while I'm so tired a lot of the time. Then to top it off, he gets hurt that I'm usually too tired to be "interested" by 10 at night and I want to go to bed early...  He supposedly understands that I'm tired but still is putting the guilt trip on me.

I know that a lot of this is my own resentments and largely there's nothing wrong with what he's doing and he needs to do things his own way with regards to the kids - I get that, but I'm still resentful. Any thoughts? Thanks for reading the novel and just letting me vent. So much for it being to the point!;o)

We all have to vent sometime
and it was just your turn. I think we have all had similar experiences with the frustration and lack of understanding by dh's about this type of work and how much it takes out of you. Good luck!
Need to vent. I'm fed up!

I am so sick and tired of day after day trying to figure out what in the heck these ESLs are saying.  I'm tired of them preventing me from making a decent line count and making decent money.  Why in the heck don't they learn English?  From this day on I refuse to make any sense of what they are saying and will type verbatim, stutters, poor grammar and all!  If the company I work for doesn't like it - then fire me.  It's about time MTSOs put it back on the docs to better themselves and NOT us!.  I've been doing this for over 6 years and it gets worse and worse. 

Please do not reply with "I'm sure your ancestors were from another country, etc......"  They were ----and--- now I was born here - AND I SPEAK THE LANGUAGE. 

MTSOs want to send work overseas.  Send all the ESLs.  Also, when it comes time to me "editing" overseas work --- Ha-Ha.... that will definately be my LAST day on the job!  Let the owners of the companies edit the overseas work and see how they like it.

Thanks all. 


Why on earth would a doctor prescribe physical therapy to strengthen a patient's muscles who is in the end-stages of myasthenia gravis?  Money?  A patient with nothing else to do but go to physical therapy?  I don't get it.  This group of doctors are a pain in the ***s.  One has such a high incidence of infections in his surgical patients that I cannot believe he is still allowed to practice - and this one puts everyone into physical therapy - unless they are a 4-limb amputee.  Does anyone know the # to the California Board of Medicine - because I think it is time to call them on this one - work or no work - I am sick of it.  i feel better now. 


No, I am not a doctor and would not care to be one.  But over the years I have seen so many cases go bad and with doctors policing themselves, very few ever suffer any consequences.  My husband works with a doctor who was using cocainen while in surgery.  At one point he was doing a prostate biopsy and passed out on the patient, jamming the needle through the prostate gland.  The other doctors in the  group encouraged him to get treatment or they would kick him out of the group.  So, he got some rehab.  The patient sued, thank God.  But guess what, he is back in the operating room - snorting in the lounge before each case.  The surgery center personnel are afraid of losing their jobs if they report him to the police, so he just goes on doing surgery under the influence.  Perhaps my animosity comes from being abused by several different physicians at different times in my life - and regret at not reporting them.  However, knowing the system, I realize that it is a losing battle.  But, having been through these experiences I can spot these docs a mile away.  Sorry  if I offended anyone - but doctors are human and our lives are at stake, as well as the lives of others when a doctor practices bad medicine.  I appreciate all of the input and understand your anger.  I posted this more as a person than an MT.  I just thank God for what I do know - and wish that there was a way to fix the problem of poor physicians, drug abuse in the medical world, and the patients that suffer at their hands.

Need to Vent
I didn't post anything yesterday - so I guess I am not the only one who has a problem with incompetent physicians.
need to vent
I have to disagree there. My husband's grandmother was very overweight (350 lb) and in a wheelchair. Home Health sent physical therapy out to help her walk again. She had severe osteoarthritis of the knees and hips. This was a total waste of time. She had not been out of a wheelchair in years and could not have supported her weight if she could have stood up, but they insisted. Medicare and her supplement paid the bill - I think a lot of times it all boils down to the money. She was active otherwise, painting, crafting, etc., she just couldn't and would never be able to walk again. She passed away last year and it took the fire department to get her out of the house in order to get her to the funeral home.
To need to vent
Don't be so quick to make judgments on those MDs. The patients might have a lot of infections because of a number of reasons. For instance, it might be bad nursing care at the hospital, patient noncompliance with wound care and medication, and the patients might have multiple medical problems interfering with their healing. With the epidemic of diabetes in this country, wound care centers are booming taking care of patients with slow healing wounds.

Maybe the physical therapy is prescribed to keep the patient as active and strong as possible - to give quality to his/her life. Keeping patients active and strong also helps control their blood pressure and blood sugar.
Just need to vent a bit....

Why is it that the doctors you know can speak perfectly perfect English...don't?  This guy is slurring entire sentences and when I slow him down, he sounds drunk.  And he doesn't even sound as if he is old enough to drink!

Thank you.  Venting over.  Have a good evening.

I'm sorry...I really need to vent about this...

My son just came home from a week-long beach trip with his dad.  My son has three plantar warts on the bottom of his right foot.  I have taken him to the doctor about this and was told to try the OTC remedies.  I have been doing that, and was planning to take him back to the doctor this week actually because they have not gone away.

Anyway, my ex-husband took it upon himself to take a hot knife and attempt to BURN the warts off my 8-year-old son's foot.  My son said it hurt very bad, and now he is limping on his foot.  Now my son has a nasty looking depression on the bottom of his big toe that is very painful.  It's pretty deep, but it's not bleeding at this time, although I'm sure that it was at some point, and my son confirms this.  I have cleaned it and bandaged it and will be taking him to the doctor first thing tomorrow.

WHAT AN I-D-I-O-T!!!!!!  I am the one who takes care of all of our son's medical care.  He lives with me.  I have primary custody of him.  WHY OH WHY did he think he had the right or ability to do this?!?!  Why didn't he call me first and consult with me about what I have been doing to treat the warts?!?!?!?

I have taken photographs and forwarded them to my attorney.  It's a long story, but my ex is one of those people who thinks he knows everything...but really knows nothing.

Thanks, I just needed to get this off my chest.




Need to vent....

I am so angry and I need to vent.  I work for a psychiatric facility and have been there for about three months now.  I really enjoy working there and they have been very flexible with my schedule.  Approximately 2 months ago, a temp was hired because we were so far behind.  The person they hired did not have any experience whatsoever in medical transcription, but she was a fast typist so she was hired. 

A couple of weeks went by and it was noticed that she was making quite a few errors.  One of the other Transcriptionist e-mailed her to inform her of her errors and advised her to proof her work.  She became so upset, she e-mailed a nasty letter back to this particular person.  A few more weeks went by and a different transpcriptionist noticed she was still making these errors so she tried e-mailing her as well with basically the same response.  Well last week I happened to come across one of her reports and noticed some errors that were totally unacceptable.  For example, Licinopril, psychogenetic polydipsia, albuteral, ibuprophen, etc. 

Anyway, I mentioned this to our supervisor and he asked that I correct the report and give him a copy so that he could go over it with her, which I did.  I also brought in a book from the course I took a couple of years ago so that she may review it.  She came in yesterday absolutely livid, she was slamming things around, speaking so loud that we could not hear the doctor and using the most foul language.  I turned to her and asked if there was a problem to which she replied I was not talking to you!  So I stated, in a very calm manner, then could you please keep it down as I cannot hear what the doctor is saying to which she replied that's too bad!  She then proceeded to call our lead and left the room. 

I started to think about the whole situation and could not believe how this person reacted.  I called the supervisor at home and informed him of the problem at hand and told him I was on the verge of walking out as was the other transcriptiont.  I told him this behavior was totally unacceptable and I would not tolerate it.  Mind you, this was all because she was still making errors on her report.  She felt people were talking behind her back.  She does not want us (transcriptionists) to tell her of her errors.  She wants us to speak with the lead, have him write the errors on a piece of paper, place it in an envelope and put it by her work area.  Can you believe this?  Who does she think she is? 

Well a couple of hours ago, my lead called to get my side of the story.  I told him exactly what happened to which the other transcriptionist can attest to.  He stated he would speak with her but that the next time there was a problem with a partiular report, we are to bring it up to him or our supervisor (which I thought I did).  I totally feel she should be reprimanded and that this behavior should not be tolerated by anyone, but it looks like she is just going to be "spoken to."  I am so angry and upset, I literally feel like giving my two weeks notice, but then again, I do not want to give her the satisfaction.  I really enjoy what I do but I am afraid if this type of behavior occurs again, I will not be able to hold my tongue as it took every bit of strength in me not to *******, well you know.

Sorry this was so long, I needed to vent.  I know I probably made 100 mistakes on this post, but I am very upset at the moment. 

Need to vent!!!
ARGGGHHH!! I have a TASP that I use for my clinic account and this clinic account dictates every day, even holidays. I never get a break. However, this weekend, the TASP "misplaced" my dictation voice files. I have not had any dictation since Friday, 09/01. I e-mailed them over the weekend and I heard nothing from them regarding what was going on with my files. Now, just a minute ago I received an e-mail stating that they files would become available over the next hour! They have compromised the TAT for my account, put me in a work bind because now all those files are going to need to go back right away to the clinic, etc., etc. Any advice on how I should handle this with the TASP? I think they are not providing good service and is this possibly a HIPPAA violation? I am not sure..any input would be greatly appreciated! TIA
Just have to vent.....

I just have to vent.  This doctor is chewing in my ear and talking at the same time.  I can feel my blood pressure rise as she talks.    Don't they realize how annoying this is, not to mention rude.  I think colleges should make all doctors take a course in the proper way to dictate.  Sometime I think chewing in the ear is worse than a bad ESL. 

Thanks for listening.  Back to work.  I sure hope her lunch is over soon!!!!

Just another vent
I have a particular ESL who always smacks food while she is talking and says "and" about five times per sentence. If this isn't bad enough, she is the one ESL who makes zero effort to spell anything, not medication, allergies, etc. She tends to get into conversations with other people around her and starts laughing hysterically while talking, but of course she does not repeat the sentence she just laughed right through. Please excuse typos, I am so irritated right now
sure we can vent about anything we want to--sm
I can vent that I never volunteered to work today. I expected to have off until Monday, after having worked all last weekend to make up for it. I was given work today anyway, but I am doing it. I don't like it, but it is a job and it is money in my pocket, and not at any overtime or time and a half either. I don't get extra for holidays or weekends. But I am thankful that I at least have a job I can count on. Maybe, knowing that you had volunteered to work, you should not have planned a big family get together at the same time. That is way too much to attempt to do, no matter what kind of reports you were given to do. JMO. I hope you have a nice holiday, anyway.
Need to vent . . .
How do you deal with the impossible?  One Editor says do not use CNS under a heading -- spell it out.  Okay the next time I spelled it out as instructed and guess what . . . was told I was wrong that the doctor dictated CNS!  Okay rock and a hard place here -- I cannot do it both ways.  Same way with blanks.  Blanks are not supposed to count against us.  They encourage blanks rather than guessing wrong.  So I blanked an ESL doc because I didn't have a clue -- got told I omitted the dictation!  I DID NOT omit -- just DID NOT understand!  What else can you do but blank????  Is there a high rate of suicides among MTs?  Some times there is just no way you can please some of these QA people.
Need to vent
This was under the PE headings where one Editor said spell it out and another said do not spell it out but type the way it was dictated. I do go over my blanks with a fresh ear and yes at times I can get them but today I had an ESL doctor which I only type 1 report for before today and I had to leave blanks. The editor left a smart comment about omitted dictation. I did not omit but blanked because I did not understand. This isn't the first time I was sited as "omitting" when I indeed left a blank and by the same editor. I don't know who they are to report -- they hide behind a number. I only know my editors by their numbers. Before this I would always go the extra mile to find my blanks now I feel no need to go that extra mile -- I'm only cut down in the process by these people.
Need to vent!!!

I double checked my calendar and it still says it's Friday.  Thank goodness.  I am doing hospital discharges today.  Currently, I am listening to an ESL.  I have listened to this particular ESL three times already today.  One would think that by now I would be able to understand him....BUT ....when he mumbles, stumbles over his words, moves the phone from his mouth, does not enunciate clearly, and then just for fun asks me to go all around his dictation to add things he forgot.....I AM GOING TO SCREAM!!!   

OK...I'm done venting.  Thanks for listening.  Back to typing for "Mr. Wonderful."  (I can't for this day to be over!!!!)

Need to vent
I am a relatively new MT. I have typed many reports today. None of them are from my primary accounts. All of them except 1 are new docs to my ears, many of which are the horrible mumblers and speed talkers. Samples do not help. OMG, am I going to survive?  Oh well, back to typing.
Need to vent
Hope the stronger/better idea is for real because today I am totally fed up with my job/family you name it! Lately it seems all I do is pray that things will get better and each day just hands me a new disaster. Work is so slow lately and I hate the account. I keep looking for greener pastures, but it seems like I find nothing but scam companies. I have had a bunch of job offers -- then never hear from the companies again. I am sick and tired of taking time to test only to be put through this. The MT world has become insane. I would love to make a change, but I have to work from home. I do not have a choice.
just another vent...

I really have to vent about this.  I have not worked for anyone but myself in a long, long, time.  I am actually in tears at my computer right now and really have no motivation to work at the moment.  I am sick and tired of MTSOs who do not EVER say thanks for working ALL weekend, working 7 days a week, or doing all the hard doctors, while people being paid the same get to skip right on past them.  It would be nice if you email your supervisor that you didnt get all your lines done because your baby went to the ER for stitches, they might respond with something like "I hope he is okay", or anything, instead of having no response.  Boy, do these MTSOs realize they make their MTs feel like &**^?  I'm sure I am just taking this all too personal, but it is very difficult not too.  I hate the tone of the e-mails I recieve.  I just don't think they are very freindly.  I'm sure I just need to get more of a backbone.  Im glad I never treated my MTs like that!  It just seems like if something goes wrong, a wrong date of service or whatever, they really let you have it. 

 Thanks all for listening!

Need to vent...

I am an IC who has been committed to the same practice for five years.  I have showed up when there was no work and they had forgotten to call me.  I ate the 30 miles of gas money without being rude.  I have answered all their emergency phone calls and produced the reports immediately at no extra charge.  I have often been delayed payment due to the doctor being on his own extravagant vacation and/or just delaying payment with no excuse.  I have worked weekends, holidays, all-nighters, etc., without any complaints. The last straw came today, when again, I was not paid.  It is two weeks past due, yet they have the nerve to give me more work.  I just do not get it.  It's time to move on...

Thanks for letting me vent~


Just need to vent...

I was just recently laid off from my job due to lack of work.  Ok if that was true, then I would understand why I was laid off.  The truth is, we had more than enough work at the office I worked at.  The company I worked at decided pooling would be better for them due to the fact that their other typist didn't have enough work in their state.  What angers me here is that they use the word typist to describe our profession.  I trained to be a transcriptionist, not a typist.  Transcription in my book is a technical job, one where you must learn medical terminology, formatting, and be able to assist the doctor if he/she dictates something wrong you can point it out to him/her. Bottom line you must be trained and/or certified to do the job.  Anyone can be a typist; it takes training to become a transcriptionist. 

The other thing I am angry about is that 3 months ago they let us know that pooling was going to happened and assured us that we would have plenty of work and our jobs were safe.  Well that was a lie.  They knew all along that there wouldn't be enough work and they felt that we made too much money.  So they came to us last week to say that we were all no longer needed and it was our last day due to the fact of no work for us.

Bottom line here is what is happening to our profession?  It seems to me that our profession is going to the lowest bidder, companies are trying to turn our profession into a job in which they can pull anyone off the street to do at a lower price, and trying to make Transcriptionist compete with offshore transcriptionist.  I take pride in what I do and worked very hard to produce quality reports.  My hopes for the company that laid me off is that they fall flat on their faces going with just typist.  After all you get what you pay for. 

Wish me luck off to find a new job.

just a vent!!!
Is it REALLY necessary for the doctor to PEE while dictating.  Surely they are not THAT strapped for time.  That is disgusting to have to listen to!!!  UGH!!
Just have to vent
I just heard through the grapevine that the service that took over my in-house transcription position of over 15 years, has just hired someone who has never transcribed. This person has no experience whatsoever, other than she can type.  This just seems like a slap in the face to me.  It is a national company at that.  Unbelievable!  Where is the quality?