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I love to see people exercise their minds (and their rights)...will check it out...

Posted By: MTbucket on 2005-10-25
In Reply to: AAMT issues - anon

Thank you, for sharing...

After all, if no one would have stood up years ago, we would still be called the 'typing pool' and making probably $7/hour, AND answering phones, filing, etc.

AAMT did have a huge role in that happening, but I have not seen them do anything for the American MT in a very long time.

According to the Advance Health mag (which is turning into a 'rag' in my opinion), their latest article is how MTs with disabilities are now being trained in INDIA...and elsewhere overseas, and just how wonderful and joyous that all is - !?#@$#@

Sisters, it is TIME we do something and take a stand.

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so many people was wishy-washy nowadays...love to see people make
a stand for what they believe in...

it is kind of wierd those statements have to be made in the first place but guess we are an ever-transitioning country and are still young. so many different beliefs yet not much tolerance.

I found your post respectful, and right on as to how you feel. it does not seem that difficult to sift through to read and respond to messages someone might not care for...
People either love it or hate it. I personally love it
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I understand what you are saying but most people would, I think, get out a check their car upon
hearing, what I am sure was quite a thump or bump, unless it was a bunch of kids who were drunk or high, etc.  Maybe the person(s) did get out and check and then panicked and bailed, who knows.  But regardless I hope they get them.  I am sure those parent's will blame themselves, then the friends at some point, until the day they die.  It's unfortunate they could not have had the dad stay home with kid #1, and the mom go to the hospital with her mother or close friend, etc.  This is how we handled the birth of our 2nd daughter.  My husband was there the first time so I did not need him there the 2nd time, just my mom....plus it was midnight when I went in to the ER anyway.  I just hope the parents don't inadvertentely blame child #2 for the death of #1 in some way. Weird things happen in grief.
How many people run spell check here? sm
Am I missing something?  In word, the errors are immediately underlined in red and so I correct as I go or when doing a quick proofread.  Isn't running spell check more time consuming?  Is there any benefit from running spell check opposed to what I am doing?  Thanks.
Check with the people from the old account.
I believe the standard for keeping records is 4 to 7 years, depending on contract.  If it were me, I would check with the facility.  They may want a copy of your old records before you destroy them.
Maybe it is to check and see if you have spellchecker. Some people dont
A regular spellchecker doesnt catch these words. Either way they want to know if you have a way to come up with the correct spelling regardless how you get it.

Yes - I love it! I will check back here later to see if I can help you (sm)
with anything specific?
People who use them love them. sm
The learning curve is wicked (I hear 2 weeks). I opted for the Maxim instead. I hear the contoured is great for those with RSI.
I love people like you
Thank you for not turning around and taking him right back. He's a very, very lucky dog. I wish I could rescue a pound puppy as well but husband says no. We've rescued too many cats over the years, and right now still have 4. We had 7 at one point but lost 2 to old age and one to a heart attack at the age of 8, all in the last 2 years.  If we didn't have 4 middle to old age cats in the home, I'd be at the shelter right now.  I love knowing that there are people like you out there.
I love it when people say to me...... sm
Oh you work at home, your so lucky to have such an EASY job, especially when you can take off any time and work anytime.

Easy! Gimme a break! Easy!

This job some days is not easy! Especially when you have doctors who eat, burp, belch, mumble, or just plain and simple cannot speak, yacking in your ears all day long!

I'd like to slap a few of my friends who think this "job" is so easy.

I don't refer to it as a job either - I had a friend tell me along time ago, being an MT is not a job, its a way of life.

Oh, and for taking off and working whenever I want - hmmmmm - when does that happen! I work a schedule just like someone working in an office.

Okay - I had to vent! I feel better now!! LOL!!!
Ah, I'm a shy only child too, but I love being around other people. Keeps
I love using that one. People look at me like I am stupid! nm
I think I understand, now if people love VR
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Why don't people practice peace and love,just
But the secret is most people love oncology.
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I love the way everyone things VR people are the slow ones
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Why do so many people LOVE operative notes? I see posts about it all the time...
how they make good money on them, they could do them all day, feel cheated when they don't get them? I have been doing this for years and years and still kind of groan when I see them come up on my screen. Fill me on the secrets and maybe I won't whine so much when I do them. Thanks gal!
Oh, but THEY all have rights, you know
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FTP rights
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Inquiring minds want to know!
I work at home for a national in Philly and make $18.50 and I thought that was good!
Great minds
Great minds think alike!  See my post above
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The merchants would be within their rights
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renters have rights
Ask for a copy of the bill from the cleaning company they hired to clean it. If you had a pet, carpet cleaning comes out the nonrefundable pet deposit. Typically, if you have lived in a place for more than 2 years, the mgmt company has to replace the carpet and repaint the walls anway. Check it out in your state and local community. They have to have a bill for the 160 dollars. They can't just charge fictitious amounts and have their own people do it.
There's really nothing wrong with that at all. She had the same rights as everybody else. nm
employee rights

The hospital I work for has called the at home Transcriptionist and told them if they do not meet a 1000 line a day line, with a 10,0000 line pay period they would suspend us for three days, the next time is termination.  They also have out sourced alot of the work that has recently been dictated.  My question where do I find legal advice for my line of work.  I am a full time employee, I recieve insurance and retirement, they tell us when we have to work, adding onto our schedule, then tell us we have to work weekends and holidays to lower the count.  We do not receive overtime, holiday pay, vacation time, or sick time.  With us being a full time employee, we have also been by passed when across the board raises have been given to other full time employees.  I just want to know what the in home transcriptionist legal rights are and don't know where to find them.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

MQ has lost their collective minds!
2 cents for a check?? What in the world is up with those goomers? They must be smoking some chronic over there in New Jersey...
Free Your Minds and Hearts

 I just starting coming on this site as a job seeker and recently began to read the main board. Up until now was pleased with the fact that I had not read one hateful posting, all of that has changed after today.  I don't recall anyone ever telling the "majority" that they had to celebrate anything other than what they've celebrated all of these sixteen centuries.

If the finger of blame is to be pointed anywhere, it should be pointed at a society that feels guilty, whether that guilt is deserved or not, for its treatment of other races, cultures, lifestyles, etc.,  in the past and feels the need to make up for it by being politically correct about "everything," not just Christmas.     Those of you who are bashing others for their cultural/religious beliefs will be the very same ones who believe they have the right to stand at Heaven's Gate when the time comes. 

It isn't necessary to spread hatred and ill will every where, why not leave it in your heart and let it fester there and continue corrupting your soul and not those around you.    

As for me, I will not visit the main board again, and will undoubtedly have my thoughts on this subject bashed to death with hateful banter.  Please feel free to do so, that is your right. 

like I say, great minds think alike...*S*..nm

LOL. I think it's more desperate minds than great ones. :)
and where were some peoples minds when re-electing--sm
our present leader, knowing that he holds strong with off shoring?! He wants to *democrasize* the whole world. He thinks sending our jobs overseas is going to make other countries stronger, but it is only weakening us! That was a major issue with me during the elections and why I did not vote for him...among other reasons.
I think ASR may be able to read docs' minds!

ASR:  He will return to see us in 3 weeks unless he has no sense.

Actually dictated:  He will return to see us in 3 weeks unless he has any problems.

I think the ASR read my doctor's mind!  I would be good money that's what he was thinking! 

A question regarding patients' rights
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Help needed...are there any rights/repercussions for an IC...
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well, I am NOT obsessing over animal rights! sm
What exactly are you doing to make the world a better place? Discussing the killing of dogs in another country sure does help, yeah, uh huh...get over yourself
DeVenture & Human Rights
You may want to check out the Bangor Daily News online State page for August 7 of this week. President, Michael Deville was found liable for employee discrimination. Sounds like a great place to work. In addition, that manager you are speaking of most likely has no backbone when it comes to standing up when it's require of her.
Of course, I know who owns rights to all my software.
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Face it - the nationals are going to outsource alot more.  We are no longer immune to the economy.  They are just waiting for some of you to leave - and you will.  Using your PTO now (at their convenience) just means they don't have to pay it to you later.  You can not FIRE someone for lack of performance if there is a lack of work.  The number one eligibility for worker's comp is lack of work and the nationals certainly can't deny that.  If your income has been cut by one-third for 60 days or more, there are better incomes out there (maybe not with nationals), but the American companies do provide good pay, steady work, and understand and respect your rights as a worker.  If it is unemployment you want, do not quit.  Find out now how it works in your state.  There is about a week's waiting period.  You only get about 50% of your income for anywhere from 13-26 weeks.

For those of you who have no choice except to stay - do some research.  If you are full time with good performance records, benefits, and PTO - your job is just as legitimate as if you worked in a factory or any institution in YOUR state.  Your job has to be defined - hours, work, etc.  If your company is not supplying the work, then that changes your job definition.  There are laws in every state to protect you as a worker.  Know them.  They can be different state to state.  Remember, standing up for your rights may get you layed off and unemployment only lasts about 6 months. 

You would do all MTs a favor if you shared some of your research here on different state laws and better companies to work for.

You GOT it !!!! Great minds think alike *GMTA*

GMTA-great minds think alike..sm
a little hard work never killed anybody....*LOL*
Haha! Great minds at work! - nm
Survey - inquiry minds want to know - how many lines...sm
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i'd definitely complain, stand up for your rights to be paid. if you don't say anything, it w
We are nothing to them. The fact we work on production never enters their minds.
I know how you feel. Working at home can be distracting, just having other things on our minds (sm)
like dirty dishes in the sink, piling up laundry, a bed right across the hall to take a nap in. What works for me is tune everything out including internet distractions and e-mails, phone calls. No more than a 10 minute break every couple of hours, 30 minutes lunch time and just hit those keys. The end result can be pretty rewarding.


if you live among trashy people, low income people, people w/o goals or direction,
content to just get by, you by default become a part of a group. "people" have decided to group trailer people as trash. that is because there are enough people in that group to earn the title and even if you aren't trash, you are categorized by others. did i think i was trash in lower class neighborhood surrounded by people who drank and fought all weekend? no but i knew i wasn't staying and did not try to pretend that all the fools in the neighborhood were just nice folks who ended up where they were because high horse snobs deemed their neighborhood low class. people for the most part live exactly where they belong because they don't want to educate themselves, they don't mind "trash" around them and they don't want to be bothered trying just a bit hard to extract themselves from that world. they justify everything to themselves i guess saying everyone who doesn't like their lifestyle is a snob and the comedians (Jeff Foxworthy/Chris Rock, etc) who make fun of them are just ill-informed.

As for me, I fought hard to get out and don't even want to look back. It amazes me people stay for generations.
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Regarding exercise
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