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I have to agree with original poster though

Posted By: txmt on 2006-02-18
In Reply to: Can you not read it and decide it does not - mean you and let it go?

I have gotten blanket emails from someone in my company recently who did not work with me or any of the rest on my account until the time of the email. She sent out an email addressing everyone when in reality there were a few of us that did what we were told and felt very offended to read it addressed and worded for all of us. I used to be a store manager in retail for years. One thing that I learned was if not everyone was doing wrong you should not address everyone as it makes makes those who did no wrong feel bad and can lead to decreased morale. You should address only those doing wrong. I have always agreed with this. I have read it in management books and been taught it. I have seen the negative effect of it when I did it in a store meeting. From then on I always addressed people individually.

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I agree. I am the original poster
working as an IC for a service.
thats you. the original poster is not you.

original poster
My heart goes out to you.  The sexual harrassment i'm going through is not comparable, I couldn't imagine dealing with this if I were a child..  In a way, they are taking something from us, no matter what age, when they cross that border.  I have told someone, so its out.  But my mother is another story. She has been abused emotionally and physically by men.  Like I said above, she is in a horrible state of mind, depends soley on this man.  Thats why removing myself until I figure things out would be best.  I do notice on his side of the family, he is not near his grandchildren, or great grandchildren, and over they years, they have expressed their hate for him.  I just don't understand at his age how he could still be doing something like this and not learn from it, having lost his own family? He is a master at getting people to like him...my family would raise eyebrows at me if I brought this up.  But like I said, I told someone, she understands, and it has leaked around. Actually talking to my mother, she would do something to hurt herself.  She wouldnt be able to handle it.
It might not help the original poster (sm)
but if you think you need to have a hysterectomy, find a physician who can do it laparoscopically. I had that done in December 2003 and I was back on my feet within a week. I didn't go back to work (outside the home at that time) for three weeks, but I had to convince the doctor to give me that much time because he knew how fast the recovery was from a laparoscopic hyst.
To the original poster.....

You said "She was voted off because she sang a Christian song."  That is absolutely not true.  She was voted off because this week when she sang country she did not get enough votes.  If you want to get really technical with it, "She was voted off because she sang a country song." 

This had absolutely nothing to do with religion.  The week that she sang a christian song she did not get anywhere near being in the bottom three.  She was in a singing competition in which she would get a record deal if she won.  I don't think God would mind if she sang a song "out of her element" in this competition.  She did not commit any sin.  You sing what you have to, to get through the competition, if you win you chose whatever genre of music you want to pursue for a record deal.  Ruben did.  He sang all types of music during the competition and won it, then he made a religious album.

Don't come blasting on something you know nothing about.  You said you weren't an Idol fan, so why do you even care and why did you have to make it out to be something it wasn't?

By the way, I am a Christian.  I just hate it when people try to put religion in everything and twist things to make them look evil!!!!

Original poster. nm
not the original poster, but i will tell you what sm
a company did to me. we supposedly got paid for spaces. we were "required" to put two spaces after a period, etc. I kept struggling to get my line counts up to par thinking why is it taking me so long to reach my norm. finally one day i decided to compare line counts. what i came up with was higher than theirs. so i figured line count without spaces and was too low. i took the difference of with spaces and without spaces and divided spaces in half and bam, hit their line count exactly. so even they we were required to type two spaces after periods, etc., we only got paid for one. their system would take our spaces and divide those in half before giving us the line counts. i never typed another document for them after i figured this out and didn't even waste my time explaining why. i felt i had the right to do as i choose since i was flat out lied to. nothing is worse than dishonesty. no that company was not Transtech for those wondering. to me, the #1 priority is honesty, decent program, then good communication, decent pay, pay on time and as agreed upon, decent work and steady workload.
I am not the original poster
No, I did not complain that I was being asked to do work I was told I wouldn't have. I responded to a person who stated they did. My response was that many MTs are no longer being matched up with the work they are most proficient at, then clueless companies act surprised when it slows down efficiency or loses employees. That is fact I have observed, of late over and over again. Please go back and read the thread.

I won't even go into being "thankful" that a person is in a two-way contract that should benefit both parties, the employer and the employee, and honor about keeping to the agreement made.

Regardless, I'm done with this mad hatter's tea party conversation.

for the original poster or anyone

I would like to leave a web site about Daniel G. Amen, M.D.  It lists several books about how the brain works and techniques for ADD, depression, etc.



The original poster said
"they pushed me out of the room" She is talking about her minor child and she went out because they pushed? You are talking 11 years old versus a 17 year old, believe she said, still a minor.
If you'd look you would see that I AM the original poster....nm
You make me laugh, stating that I am trying to intimidate you? Please, you were the one who said I had incorrect information and then called it "crap" and now you call me "childish and churlish" when everyone who reads on this board can see that you seem to think you are an authority on ANY subject and will always make a debate or judgement on everything that is said.

By the way, those "switches" you keep referring to reside in the boxes at each zone.

Also, I DID live in a rural area when this whole situation came up for me and we could NOT get DSL until we had fiberoptic AND the equipment in the box was changed. As far as speed goes, when we lived in the RURAL area, AFTER the FO and equipment installation, we could get 6.0...the highest speed available. I live in town now, not even a mild from the "central office" and can only get 3.0. Distance is not as much of a factor as you think....fiberoptic and equipment in the box is the main factor.

As my mom always told me, book learning isn't always as good as good old-fashioned WORK experience. Have you worked out in the field, installing, laying fiber, actually DOING what you seem to have learned so much from being lectured by engineers? If I remember right, most of these engineers sit in an office and direct traffic, never actually driving anything.

Since I am probably talking to someone who will NEVER change their mind even when presented with factual arguments, I'm truly going to stop now. You can have the run of the board back and see how many more people you can call names and intimate that no one understands anything besides you. LOL :-)

For everyone else reading this, I truly only intended to help when I first posted and I truly know from first-hand experience what I'm talking about, not just because my husband did this exact job for so long, but because I read, I research, and I observe. Good luck to all of you and maybe this stimulus money that is supposed to go for "taking broadband to the suburban and rural areas" will be well spent.
The original poster got me, and that's what counted!
Sorry to disappoint, but she got my point!
isn't this the perfect example of what the original poster

but not in the situation of the original poster...sm
she sounded like somebody trying to get the quick fix of a new car. She's not an MTSO driving a high end vehicle and certainly had not done a financial analysis of the situation.  I agree, there are a few instances when you need to rent short term because of situations but bottom line is long term, renting or leasing can't be a better choice. Someone is making money off of you. The majority of people are working paycheck to paycheck and need to get past that illusion of "free money" from a credit card and leasing a nicer car than they can afford. I don't pretend to be a financial expert but most of the time spending money is about emotions than dollars. Case in point, leasing a nice car so you "look" better off. BTW, Suze Orman's books are the best I've seen yet...and I've read A LOT of financial advice.
R U the original poster? confused...sm

IF you are the original poster, many feel badly for you because of YOUR words YOU typed....."my husband refuses to let me go back to dental hygiene school" or words to that affect.

Seems to me you lost control over your life...........

Hi Dianna and everyone- I'm the original poster for
rebound headaches. I'm so glad I posted this question - I have received some excellent information. We're just a bunch of smarties, eh?
I love it.
Yep, it means original poster. Sometimes
it can mean other poster, but usually original poster of a certain thread.
Exactly! And now the original poster is arguing
with us about working Christmas when that was her supposed original dilemma - we can't win, eh? Unreal. And now that I feel like mentioning it - not having a contract is nothing to brag about - there are laws for patient's privacy issues, etc., and our industry is going to be challenged by US citizens who, while finding out about offshoring Indians transcribing our work, are also not thrilled at the idea of their next-door neighbor sitting in their living room with jammies on, transcribing their medical records without any legal contracts - scary stuff. Not professional to say the least. Of course, the original poster will now argue that she is a 100% pro - though she didn't know what her rights were when it came to working holidays...
To quote the original poster
Question was for original poster.
My question was for the person who posted the original message regarding ownership of the software. In my opinion, that person was either SS herself or the person who calls himself Leo and claims to be her husband.
I'm original poster -forgot to mention that I do.
I quit twice in my life, the last time for about 3 years.  Both times just made up my mind to - and cold turkey.  Just can't seem to do it now. 
This post was soo sweet. I am not the original poster, but was being

nosey and thought your post was so sweet.

I have applied to 2 companies - Medscribe and an MTSO. I am not nervous leaving MQ.  Wow.  Looks like a ton of people are leaving.  I wonder if that means just great news for their Indian MTs....hmmm

Please note I'm the original poster and not azmt below. (sm)
I would never not proof as my original post said.

azmt there are many different names you can go by here and I'd rather not be confused with you.
No, I am not the original poster, smarty-pants!
I believe the original poster is the one doing the scoring, and she is SHOCKED at how low the score
is for the MT, and she doesn't even know what to say to the MT under comments. I can certainly relate - lately, its abysmal in my company.  How, oh how, do these MTs get hired?  To me, that is the BIGGEST mystery. 
Sorry, last post directed to Trixi, not original poster. nm
I am not the original poster, but would love to know how to do this. what version of word are you u
original poster of prayer sentence information
I am the originator of the post on typing a sentence regarding praying with a patient.  I don't care that he did it one way or the other.  My concern was that I did not believe that it should be part of a dictated medical report.  We don't add patient names.  We carefully word sentences so that the patient is not denigrated in the process and patient care not impacted.  This is not relative to patient care, in my opinion.  I have been doing this job a long time and never had anything like that mentioned in a note before now.  Not at hospitals with definite religious affiliations.  Not when typing for a physician and his staff that regularly do it.  So, I asked a question here.  Based on the responses, it will be the last time I do.  Yes, I do "question' everything I haven't typed before by verifying the word, disease, medication, etc. 
we are not talking about a house in the assoc. The original poster lives in a regular home.
So they cannot tell someone else what color to paint their house.

I agree with the above poster. When
you are used to an account, you know who the good and bad dictators are, and you are used to getting a balance of the two... then, suddenly, you see less and less of the good, clear-speaking dictation and more of the mumblers, speed-demons, heavy accents, and/or combinations of the above. When that situation occurs, it mostly likely means the client or the service is starting to cherry pick the good dictation to go either offshore or to voice recognition.

In some senses there is nothing wrong with routing dictation appropriately for the skill level of the transcriptionist.

What is unethical is when the services start doing this without communicating with the transcriptionists that this is happening, expecting them not to notice or to to just live with tougher dictation at the same low rate they are used to.

Services may get some cost benefit from using VR or offshore, but part of the expense of using offshore or VR is that you need higher-paid, higer-experienced transcriptionists to do the rest of the dictation.

And you can bet that in many cases, the services are not planning for the fact there are cost increases offsetting the benefit of cost decreases with regard to VR and offshore. They figure MTs are used to constantly having to get paid less and less for doing more and more and are planning to keep the cherry picking a secret and pay their transcriptionists the same low line rate as before, when the difficulty level was less. Just add this to the list of other ways services have effected the lowering of the compensation of transcriptionists over the years, and if we let them get buy with it, they will continue to do it.

I agree 100% with poster. I went to a doc who used this sm
i totally felt he wasn't listening to me at all and was more concerned with typing it all into the computer right; then he read it back to me to make sure he had it correct, which he didn't and had to redo it all. out if 15 min visit, i would say 10 min was typing, other 5 listening to chest, etc. i HATED it and felt i was paying him to type up my info that i could do myself.
I agree with poster below....
Do some checking. Make a list of some major hospitals within say, a 2 hour driving distance or however far you would like to drive (consider meetings, etc). Then look that hospital up on the Internet and see if they have an employment board. That is what I did and LO and BEHOLD! I got a job with a hospital that is a Level 1 trauma hospital about one hour away from me in a major city. The pay is excellent with all the benefits. It is radiology of which I have some experience in. So far, so good! GOOD luck to you and CONGRATS! (I am a mommy of a 1 and 2 year old girl and boy)
I agree with you. The poster

should give the name of the company.  It's not fair to make such a statement that may blanket other companies who are not under investigation. 

To the person who made the origian post:   Please give the name of the company !

I agree with poster above AND below.
If I absolutely HAD to, I would go with OSi over Transcend in a heartbeat.  But, I would exhaust every avenue out there before I had to chose between either.  I'd even try to get out of transcription (even though it's all I've known for years) before I'd go back to Transcend. 
Have to agree with this poster. sm

My husband works out of town and is gone for weeks at a time, but I can go and visit him at any time, I have a key to the apartment that he gave me.  One weekend he decided he wanted to hang out with the guys instead of coming home to see me and our daughter (Labor day weekend).  I automatically became suspicious.  He was adamant about me not coming and it was nothing to the weekend, just boys weekend.  I took my daughter to my mother's house and headed to the town where he was.  I was the one who truly got the surprise.  There was nothing going on but the boys really having a weekend.  I felt bad because I did not trust my husband and I felt low for sneaking around because he had never given me reason not to trust him. 

Just be careful.  You could be in search of something that is not really there.  My husband also works long hours and several days straight.  I see the evidence of it when we are together and he wants to take a whole day and just sleep and relax.  Don't let your mind play tricks on you.  One day goes by extremely fast when that is all you have to recuperate and start over again. 


I agree with the other poster...sm

I had a phone interview also with Amphion, which was informative and painless! The woman I spoke with was very, very nice and answered all of my questions. It's mainly just a get-to-know-you thing, I think. Don''t fret about it, you'll be fine...BTW where in GA are you? I'm about 40 miles west of Atl...peachy!!!

I agree with this poster
I would think a casual summer dress and sandals would be good or dress slacks in a soft summer color with a blouse would be fine. :-)
Sorry, I agree with the above poster. This is still very
I agree with above poster.
Renters such as these, who are so late that it is improbable they will come up with the cash, may try to wait until the locks are changed so do what has been suggested.

I just watched a neighbor sit in a house for seven months without paying a thing. She waited out the mtg co who foreclosed on her and saved herself a ton of money by doing so. People actually think this way.

Don't take chances with your hard earned money.
I do not agree with POSTER who says 12 cpl..
typo - sorry, I omitted the er on post(er) *g*
I agree with the other poster, but he could get his
own insurance.  BC/BS advertises individual coverage for a reasonable amount, though I can't remember what the $$ amount is now.  You can also call local insurance companies and get quotes for an individual policy. 
I agree with above poster...
If your employer/MTSO is on the up and up they will be very willing to simply tell you how they are counting your lines.  I had this happen to me recently; I was getting a higher line count (with a new account/first-time check), and I asked the supervisor about it.  She uses a line counting software (as do I), but our settings were different, (i.e., spaces, versus spaces, tabs, returns, versus headers/footers, etc.).
Agree with below poster
In addition to the website the below poster gave is www.revolutionhealth.com. The webmd is kind of aggravating because you have to authenticate yourself every time you do a search and also if you do a search and you are browsing through the names, it will make you authenticate over again. Revolution health does not make you authenticate which is great if you are in a hurry.
I agree with the other poster - not

not worth the headache and expense involved.  A few years ago probably was a better idea but now with all the VR coming into play it's just not worth the hassle.  I think the biggest obstacle now is you won't be able to charge a high enough rate to break even after your expenses and your salary on top of that. 

You might consider starting with a few local physicians and trying it out though.  Plan on working 24/7 though if you do take it on.  Vacation?  Forget about it.  When all is said and done you might have more control being on your own but I think the hassle isn't worth that perk.


I agree with above poster (sm).
The ethical and legal requirement is to maintain patient confidentiality, period. There are circumstances that would require an MT to transcribe reports on acquaintances, friends and family members, and the responsibility lies in keeping one's mouth shut.
Agree with other poster (sm)

You statement "I don't have capital..." sends up a huge red flag.  You want to take on work to distribute to your "group of MTs."  How do you intend to be able to pay them?  I'd hate to see that group of MTs on here 30 days down the road announcing they haven't been paid by you, their MTSO. 



I agree with this poster...sm

and like the idea of a shipping company.  I believe they help with packing your items.  Also, I don't know how much it would cost now, but I had rented a medium(?)-sized U-Haul truck and towed the car behind us to go cross country.  Good luck!

I agree with the other poster.
I don't post the name of my company either. I do not want to be responsible for all the resumes of people who are not qualified that will flood HR. I happen to like the people I work for and wouldn't do that to them.

It is always assumed that if an MT posts that they are doing well then we must be lying. The decent MTSOs are out there but you have to do the research and find the best fit for you. It took me 3 lousy jobs after I left MQ to find my present job, which is the perfect fit for me.

There are recent posts of companies that are good to work for on this board. There are recent posts from MTs that have recently been hired and seem to be very happy. These may be helpful to you in your search. Good luck to you!
I agree with the other poster
What does typing it have to do with your morals? That's like saying the anchor people on the news are responsible for the crimes they report.

Are these reports regarding the acutal procedure details? If so, I can see why it would be very upsetting, but you should not feel responsible in any way.
I agree with the other poster who suggested
finding an hourly MT at home job.  I worked at home for our local hospital during my first several years.  There are still MTSOs and hospitals that hire people at an hourly rate at home.  Good luck with it.
I agree with the poster regarding spyware.