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I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~

Posted By: km on 2008-12-28
In Reply to: Gift for client - Lynn


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I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
ask your office manager.
I am not exactly sure how our office manager
repaired them. She took the casing apart somehow and I believe she just taped the tape back to the spool to reattach it, but I am not exactly sure. Then, she had to tape the casing back together. It was very risky using it, as I didn't want the defective tape to unwind inside my machine, etc. I don't know of anyone around our area that actually repairs tapes as a service, but I think that would be the better way to go. I know if my machine detects a lot of crinkles in a tape and it starts catching in the machine, it won't play the tape as a safety measure. Our office manager is on vacation this week, and boy is she going to come back to a mess with several tapes on her desk that she will have to take the time to repair.
I worked at one job where the office manager would
go to the gas station on Friday afternoons to buy a case of beer for the employees.  It was his version of "corporate culture".  As the only female working there, it wasn't a great place to work anyways.  The guys told me that the only reason I got hired was because I looked good in a skirt and the office manager was going through a divorce.  My resume spoke for itself, but the comments, which got harsher after a few beers, did create a hostile work environment.
From the email sent to me by my office manager, lol.
I would call and tell the office manager
the problem and state that if they cannot provide a clear schedule of patient names, then there is not much you can do other than leave a blank for the patient name when not certain. The problem is on their end, not yours. Is it possible that can scan them and send them in an e-mail rather than faxing??
i would contact the office manager or ask to speak to doc himself sm
a lot of times it is the office staff doing the accounting/billing telling you when they will issue refund, etc. dentist is probably not even aware. i would make him aware and/or office manager aware and i bet they get your check right out.
I had a doctor that was having problems with the office manager ...sm
So he would be in the middle of dictating and would see her walk by and under his breath he called her a few choice words everytime he saw her. I emailed the lady and told her that enough was enough and until they could make friends I was off the account. It was only a few hundred lines a week and was ready to quit the account anyway, but their feud had gotten to be too much for me. ;o)
Have you contacted the office manager, physician, etc.(?)
I think presenting a letter addressed to him and/or the office manager to submit to him is very
appropriate. That is exactly how I presented it as I was having a hard time thinking how to say and what to say. It was much easier to "plead my case" on paper. Go for it.
In WW II, Hitler gave male office workers the -
It was to symbolize that because they held a woman's job, they must be gay. A lot of them were gassed - and a lot of them were NOT gay.
Early in my career I worked for a service in the office. I gave my notice after almost two years...

with them because I got a job with a hospital that paid better and had better benefits.  I gave my notice and the office manager made my life heck for my remaining two weeks.  He gave away my desk, my chair, my transcriber (we were still transcribing cassettes back then).  I spent the next two weeks shuffled between workstations and using the crappiest equipment they had.  He also refused to give me any help on my account.  It was a huge family practice from which I would get at least seven 90 minute tapes a day from them.  Before I gave my notice, I was the lead on the account and had three other people helping.  When I gave my notice, he couldn't spare anyone to help me and I got several tapes behind.  I kept telling him I was behind and he would just say do what you can.

Long story short, he tried to stiff me on my last paycheck because he said my account was way out of turnaround time and I had cost them money.  He had told the owner of the service that I had never asked for help and that I purposefully held tapes back to screw them.  I ended up taking them to small claims court to get my money.

Some people are just ugly people that take EVERYTHING personally.  You can't win with people like that.  They are unprofessional.  I wouldn't worry about your boss' attitude.  In a couple of weeks, he'll just be a memory.

Have most people had good luck with their MQ office closing and moving to the regional office. Have
things gotten better or worse for you.
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
Office politics. That is why I enjoy working at home. In the office,
people are in other people business. Just mind your own business.
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.
Office 2003 so far, but going to Office 2007 as soon as I can. nm
My manager gave me this one today and it is fabu.
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. 
Head manager, middle manager, lower manager question
Ok, maybe someone is having this same issue as me. A couple of weeks ago I made mistake and the person on call for the weekend not there, tried to contact them. I He contacted me about this after my shift was over. Instead of stopping there, he in turn told the higher boss up on the chain and then I was contacted again by them. Does this happen in most cases- the 1 you talk with then goes higher and you get slapped on the wrists from both sides? Does 1 person calling it to your attention just not work?
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.

During the winter my office is in a spare basement bedroom, during the summer I have a folding portable desk I use in the main living area as I have my granddaughter daily and we feel we are more "together" than nana being downstairs.
I have an office to myself
When we moved I refused to live without one. It is huge and I have a place to be in "work mode". I will never not have my own office. :)
Every office is different
I have four offices that use the sticky paper for chart notes.  If I were to use one page per patient, my goodness their already fat chart would be twice as large.  Sorry but they pay my invoice, no questions asked, on time, and have never said anything when I increased prices, do not look elsewhere and if they want sticky paper used, cut apart -- I will do it.   As for my surgeons, the girls would go nuts printing off the letters/consults as they are sometimes 4 pages long.  I make one file per day with all the patients and if and when I have to locate a patient have it up within a minute or two if I know the date of service, if not doing a name search takes must a minute also.   I also have the daily schedules for follow up. I do not charge for reprints as it is usually only one or two that I have to provide per month.  My office gals are busy enough without doing this on top of everything else that they do.  Like I have said many times (knock on wood) in the 6, 9 and 18 years that my clinics have been with me they have never even looked elsewhere for cheaper work and have been very loyal.  So I will keep on providing as they wish and not rock the boat that pays my bills and is supplementing my retirement fund.     
Not just an office - most of their MT's & other
Not good.
Every dr. office I have ever been in has
a sign-in sheet. Names are not confidential in settings like that, only the reason you are there.
Ohio office
If you mean the Columbus office, not good. Ran out of work repeatedly even though had backup accounts. Was told to assure work, could switch to evenings and weekends, so I quit.