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I stopped by the office and everyone was way too polite.

Posted By: I am patient on 2007-03-29
In Reply to: So sorry about your diagnosis. sm - you asked her, no violation

The part where she cut off the clinical diagnosis and then typed "love your chest report, great work!" on it was what sent me into a spin.

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I just thought you were being polite
Don't let posts like that bother you. I hope others are helpful to you if you need to post for help again.
No different than calling an MT a pig. Not polite
so you think polite should be banned as well? NM
yes, they are pleasant and polite
as long as you do whatever they ask. Once you start saying "no" they'll become your worst nightmare to work for.
It's a semi polite way of telling someone to

"F--- off".

Hmm, my earlier post, which was quite polite, is gone now.
We'll be having DEER STEAK kabobs for dinner tonight, though!!!!!   MMMMM, Bambi on a skewer dripping with BBQ sauce.  
The 'unusual' in my post was that I was too polite.
I should have put it this way:

When to put a 'marker' and when to put a 'blank?'

This would not have been 'suspicious' to RUDE, OLD AND PARANOID MTs. PARANOID MTs.

Yeppers, it is polite if they do give you notice...
but it not legally required unless you have it contained in a contract somewhere.
That's alot more polite than grabbing the clock and
ROFL !!!! ;D
sucking up? how is being polite in an email instead of being a jerk supervisor
YES, I always like the polite ones. Even if they aren't the best dictators. Makes a difference
Yes, sort of. He isn't fast, but he is very careful and complete and polite ...
which can save time in the long run, especially when I'm typing mammograms.
I would be kind to them, and polite. I couldn't agree with them or encourage their ideas.
I don't hate them, but I know the true God. He says: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, and a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments."

I can't go along with a lie on that magnitude, but I can be kind to the person and show them love, hoping to interest them in the one who loves and has forgiven me.
Go team is much more polite than "look here lickstick, do this crap or we lose the account"
My kid stopped going at 18.....SM

She liked her pediatrician so much she stayed until 18.....

Re QA, has anyone stopped
looking at their edited reports? I simply cannot do it anymore. For 18 years I have been transcribing medical reports, and the more I type the worse QA seems to think I am. It is to the point I cannot bear to look at my reports anymore...it is crazy with tiny little errors and it only makes me sick, literally. Then if I want to take 1/2 hour out of my time I can relisten to all my reports, and 8 out of 10 times it is a 50-50 chance of who is right but of course it is always the editor. I get through the 'grunt' work, piecing together a puzzle from some horrendous dictator, with a 99% completed report, send to QA for 1 blank, and it comes back with 3 or 4 ridiculous noncritical errors which matter nothing to the content of the report, and all because someone was able to 'listen' against my already typed report (aww, that is so hard!) and found 'is' where it is totally questionably there or not, and I am sick of fighting it anymore. I have spent WAY TOO MUCH time worrying about this ridiculous stuff. What I want to know is: Does anyone else not look anymore, and how much can it hurt. There are editors who just want to mark off for something, anything, and make a name for themselves it seems even at the expense of ruining someone's QA score. How about I just stop looking and let a manager fire me one day because my score is down...who cares anymore. I will not even respond to posts with the attitude that we need to provide quality to the customers blah blah blah - hey, if hospitals wanted quality the work would NOT be going overseas to ESL transcriptionists in the very first place, nor would capitation be in place and all the woes that has brought, nor would our personal information be 'out there' floating around so some day it can be breached. That argument is totally lost on me. American MTs get constant abuse from not only the dictators but again also from editors, all the while reports come back from India or elsewhere with never a care or problem from hospitals at their quality or errors...oh it is a big joke all the time how many errors they make but that is okay, that is acceptable for them. For us - look out, you are constantly harassed and repeatedly tormented on a daily basis over this. It is not right, it just is not right.
I stopped letting them do that.
Too many times they had inexperienced techs who messed everything up.  Once my computer crashed because of what they did.  Another time, another company, they deleted a program and nothing would work right.  Just because they say they are a computer tech does not mean they know anything.  Many do not even have a certificate, just a litle on the job training. 
That was a while ago and they stopped docking pay.
I use ESP and mine stopped just

I have a question.  How do you have 2 list open at the same time?  I can merge 2 list but I don't know or see a way to have 2 separate list open. 

p.s.  This is a work computer, not my PC, so the software may or may not be the same.

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.
They stopped making those back around
1914.  But hope you find one anyway!  Main thing is be happy with yourself and your life.  Funny thing is years ago my son wanted a fish tank, so we kept upgrading to larger sizes, going from 5 gallon, to 10 to 35 and then 40 gallon.  At that point, I told my son, "I will not get a larger tank because I will not get married just to have a man around to carry that ding-dong tank!!"  That is the way I live my life; what I can handle and what makes me happy and trying not to have to depend on a DH to help.  Maybe one day, I'll find a good man just to hang around with.  Have a beautiful day!! 
I took Relora but stopped. What really worked was sm
eliminating all the refined sugars and "white" carbs from my diet and beginning a sensible exercise program. I had my cortisol measured and it was through the roof. After adhering to this type of diet since last March, I have lost over 30 lb and have really gotten into exercise and am training for a 60 mile bike ride next month.
Hmmmm...they stopped with the stamps here
They stopped in 1989 and signed the
Yes, especially since my printer stopped talking to me.
believe me, outsourcing out of the country will be stopped soon. sm
Do you know how many U.S. doctors or clinics who contract with a US transcription co. who outsources actually know their patient's confidentiality records are leaving the country? ...very few. These docs are clueless, not by their own fault, but by the deceiving company who represents themself as a U.S. based co. (which may be true). However, they fail to "share the info. with the doc" informing them "by the way, we send your dictation to India". This info. IMO has just started to surface for access by physicians. If HIPAA passes the strict regulations on patient confidentiality, you don't think there's gonna be a big crack-down on this? U.S. MT's and honest US based transcription companies need to ride the bumps in the road now because things will get better for us. We are not talking about outsourcing work to China to sew shirts to bring back to the US dept. stores, we are talking about patient medical records. I was once a small MTSO, and I can say with 100% certainty, I would not take the legal chance of playing with patient medical records by sending them out of the country, not to mention taking jobs away from US MTs. If MTSOs were not outsourcing, our pay scale would go up and you could probably find better employees who were willing to work harder, thus reducing your costs for editing, etc.
the only reason I stopped doing local
accounts and tapes is because HIPAA came about and said that tapes being transported were in violation - so I went with a national - and now our information is going to Pakistan, India, Philipines - think we all felt safer with tapes. 
I stopped using artificial anything years ago and
ANYTHING with artificial sweetner of any kind, no matter how far down on the label it is, makes me sick. I get sick to my stomach, get a headache and just feel horrible! I cannot convince any doctor of this and when I went to a bariatric specialist to loose weight he all but told me I was crazy. Even gave me samples knowing they had artificial sweetner in them, but didn't tell me that. I used them, got sick and took them back for a refund and never went back.

I HATE when people (such as grandparents, and well meaning parents) give my kids things with artificial sweetners in them. Especially when they know I am against it.

I live by one word now....MODERATION. If it says anywhere on it "sugar free" it goes back on the shelf. But they are getting better and better about hiding it. Its even hard to find a protein bar without it in it!!!
nevermind...stopped working again.
I stopped going to the doctor since our clinic
decided to outsource transcription services and lay off the entire department. I don't want my medical records leaving this state. If I do need medical care, I'll go to the ER or an independent physician. The problem is that nobody knows or understands what happens to their medical records.
Might be able to rent one from an office supply or office machine repair shop
I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
I gave a tin of toffee for each office and a Lia Sophia necklace to each office manager. ~nm~
My number keypad stopped working
Number lock is on, but it backspaces every time I hit a number.  The numbers on the regular keyboard work.  I'd appreciate any suggestions.  Thanks.
This is of no help, but I stopped working anyplace that required me
Stopped getting work in the middle of Dec and found a new job.. however he
There are some who work locally to the office.  Has anyone asked them if the office is open?  I live in a different state.  What a royal mess!
I stopped posting for the most part, because some S.A. always has something to say negatively about
I they don't like your post, why not just ignore it?
Why would you allow this to go on for five years? You should have stopped it a long time ago. nm
Had it and it worked okay but then suddenly stopped working
Found out every Transcriptionist using a C-phone had that problem. Magic Jack changed something one weekend about 1-1/2 to 2 months ago and it no longer works with a foot pedal.
I think they stopped hiring Canadian MTs last year. nm
Those laws sure haven't stopped my co. from making
Office politics. That is why I enjoy working at home. In the office,
people are in other people business. Just mind your own business.
Katrina has stopped 1 of the 2 oil/gas piplines from delivering to our state....sm

Right now they have no idea when it will be back up and they're warning everyone in Georgia about potential $3.00 and above for gas by the weekend as well as possible gas shortages.   The governor and energy officials are working on trying to get emergency shipments from other sources. 

I'm glad I have a full tank and work from home - hopefully I can ride this crisis out but I know others don't have the work at home luxury.

i stopped reading at the unwed pregnancy part
statistics have shown that teen pregnancy has gone down in the past 30 years. Most unwed pregnancies these days are by choice by grown women. In 1996 I was 25, wanted a child and was not married, so I made the decision to have a child on my own. Is that a bad thing? Now, I own my own home, my daughter wants for nothing and is a straight A student, and I am by no means rich or come from money. I work hard and have instilled good values in my daughter. I don't see that as any part of some explosion of bad behavior....sorry but I have to disagree with you. If you are offended by what you saw/heard/smelled that is fine but to judge these people as "bad", well that's for a higher power to decide, don't you think?
I stopped my HRT when studies showed it did not prevent osteoporosis. sm
I have osteoporosis.  The govt halted a study on HRT as the women involved had more heart problems than those on the placebo.  Too scary for me.  In addition, my hair was falling out excessively.  Since I have been off it, my hair is back to normal, but the flashes have come back.   Even more repulsive to me was when I found out that the HRT I was on came from the urine of pregnant mares that were impregnated just to get the HRT ingredients, then the colts were destroyed.  No way.  There are over-the-counter remedies for hot flashes, but now they claim that black cohosh causes liver cirrhosis.  So, I'm not taking anything. 
Not me. Stopped watching after the twins were born. Too many kids.
mine stopped doing that weeks ago. I believe the glitch is fixed. NM
I gave two weeks notice... but stopped doing their work FIRST
Since they refused to give me a raise after 7 years of loyal service to 3 doctors full-time, i gave me 2 weeks but didn't do their work in my 24-hour TAT window because I was SO p*ssed. I got it done "on my time" at that point. I have a hot head i can't help it... plus it was a huge slap in the face when not only they weren't giving me a raise, they expected my paychecks to decrease because they were mad they were paying for templates! we seriously were like a little family... that was three months ago and im STILL hurt about it...
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.