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Posted By: I'd come in the legal way. -nm on 2008-01-17
In Reply to: really now - CeeCee


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Just wanted to say STAY SAFE to my fellow Tx MTs. sm
I am in East Texas and although we don't expect the hard hit, very high potential for flooding, tornadoes, and power outages.  Everyone take care of yourself and prepare if you haven't already. 
New. Wanted to put in a better card to support a game my 17yo DD wanted to play.
wanted to try it but wanted to make sure
Just wanted to let you know (SM)

That my cat is doing much better than a few days ago.  He's eating food, and I saw him drinking today.  I've been giving him subcu fluid for the last couple days.  We are moving to Nebraska on the 6th, so I hope the trip isn't too stressful for him.

Well, I'm having fun playing with this ...I was in mtstars withdrawal there for awhile.  Hope you all are having a great day!

Bye for now



Come to work for Soft Script.  If you are a "newbie" transcriptionist, do not mind us stealing your lines, enjoy rude, threatening, and hateful e mails, and among numerous other things - you like to work for less than minimum wage, then we have the perfect position for you. 

Yes folks, this is what you will get when you go to work for Soft Script, it is a lot of fun, everyone should try it. 


That was exactly the one I wanted to take.
However, there aren't any Irish dance instructors in my area.  I searched ebay for the instructional videos last night.
I have always wanted to eat my
I can't believe you wanted to
Lame 'O' Rama!
I just wanted to be sure you all saw my...
"Thank you" down below. The response to this post was crazy and I appreciate the solid support you have given. Please pray for me to have the courage to face this leap of faith. He says he wants to make things better and that he loves me. I have not told him that I love him since he hit me in the eye two weeks ago and he has noticed. I think he realizes that I am tired of all the nonsense and that this could go either way right now depending on his behavior. I am strong, but I just have to believe in myself. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks again. J.
Just wanted to say thanks

to all of you who responded to my post a few weeks ago about insomnia.  I decided to try the Melatonin, and it works wonders!!! I sleep like a baby every night and I don't suffer any side effects.  I also like knowing that it's all natural

Anyway, I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!!!

i wanted to say too
when my mom was contemplating having the surgery, the surgeon provided her with names and numbers with patients who already had the surgery so that she could talk to them and see what their experience was.
I wanted to be....
An archaeologist/paleontologist (sic), a zoologist, or a veterinarian. Then I found out how long it took to go to school. That ended that!

I wound up going for computer programming. Hated that. Loved typing and computers but hated the programming end of it, so went into accounting. Me....who flunked math in school, but it challenged me and I was good but not enough typing for me. Then did typing for a book company...got bored. Now I'm an MT. What a life!

Please don't ask my age. LOL
Just wanted to add . . .
It is a blessing to have this site to go to where there are others who truly understand the pain/abuse we take/put up with. Only another MT could possibly understand what it is like at times.
I also wanted to add this ...
Many may actually know the terminology but make mistakes in their transcription or typos. Still, it is incorrect and it cannot be accepted.

Hearing correctly is one thing; transcribing it correctly to the document is another.

I think many errors happen on the transcription phase, not the hearing/understanding phase.

Thanks so much! That was exactly what I wanted to know....nm
I really wanted to ask
my former PS to send me a picture but I was too shy and knew I should not anyway.  His voice sounded sexy and just by the way he talked about things in general I had a feeling he was. 
yea... i NEVER did whatever I wanted
and as an IC i had every right to, but I stuck to my 24 hour TAT for seven years unless I was sick... i NEVER did vacations, I Never took time off... EVER. Now i'm kicking myself for it since after 7 years they have betrayed me.
Wanted to add
I wanted to add that I do work someplace else also because I don't believe in this industry you can put all your eggs in one basket but I do think Transcend is a nice place to work overall.
Just wanted to say
THANK YOU for the replies. I did receive an e-mail response also, and appreciate that too :).

I am feeling a bit better about this, but still worried too . . . just part of my personality, I guess.

I would still like to hear from others who have experience with this, and thanks again!
Just wanted to say

 that I welcome corrections from QA's who make corrections that are legitimate, a mis-spelling, wrong term, wrong word, that sort of thing.  I actually look forward to feedback when I get a particularly tough dictator and had to send it in with blanks so I can see if the QA was able to make sense of it so I will have a better chance of getting it next time. I appreciate your help in making me a better MT.  The QA's that I have a problem with are the one's that send my stuff back with "corrections" that are not really corrections, things that would not impact the document in the least.  It is silly, anal, and just makes everyone's job harder.  I just wanted to put that out there because it sounds like from the posts that there are a few good QA's out there that just want to do their job and help us get better as opposed to nit-picking every little, tiny, miniscule thing they can find.  I also especially appreciate the QA's that just give the feedback or explain why the feedback-not the ones with attitude and arrogance and nasty remarks.  Those are the people that need to change jobs, because they are not helping anyone.

And you stay with him why?
Stay away
This is the worst company to work for, please take everyone's advice. Certain accounts get put on what they call a lock out for depositing THEIR checks that bounce constantly!!! Then you can't get the money you are owed! There are so many better companies. Please look for one except this one.
I will stay.
I would stay where you are (sm)

until January.  This is already a stressful time of year (the holidays) and you'd just be adding to your stress by learning a new job.  Although your new employer may grant you the time off, it most certainly would be without pay.  Good luck!

I would stay for the house, nothing better than peace of mind in having your own home.
They should stay away,
it is nothing but a pyramid scheme, no matter what anyone tries to tell you!!!
Stay far away!
The owner is a lunatic. You should look elsewhere.
I would stay away if I were him, too
Do not blame him at all!
Help! They won't stay. :(
I had to set my home page as the main forum page here in order to get the links to "stay"/show up. Does anyone know, what might I need to change in NAV in order to get the links to stay without having to use this as my home page?? I normally click on the main forum page from my Favorites.

If your DH wants you to stay out of it...
then I think you should.

Just my opinion. If you don't want to fight with him over it, then don't. Why should this other woman's indiscretions cause problems in YOUR marriage?
You are probably better off to stay out of it.

I can't see why an administrator would have to "make-up" anything unless she's covering her own butt or the MT's that work under her.  Is she making it up because the dictation was erased by mistake or the doctor didn't dictate it in the first place. I just can't see someone putting themselves on the chopping block when it is simply a matter of asking the doctor to dictate the report.  Is this an MTSO?  I know there are certain things that are legal which is to state at the bottom of the document "dictated not read".  To me this basically means the doctor trusts the report was transcribed/handled in the proper manner. 

If you really think about it there are probably more errors made by MT's and doctors overlooking things in their reports because they won't take the time to read them thoroughly then this situation of an administrator "making-up" reports. 

I'm not sure I'd want to be involved unless I knew for sure.  I think you are better off just doing what is expected of you as an MT.  JMO.  Stay cool.....

I'd stay out of it.
A workflow coordinator isn't necessarily QA, so as long as she's not correcting your reports, she may do just fine making sure everything goes where it needs to and arrives on time.

If she IS QA-ing or changing your transcribed reports, then I'd say you have a right to bring it to someone's attention.
VR is here to stay...
I agree, it is less money, and sometimes the reports can take even longer than it would to type it, but then you get the really good reports in between that only take a few minutes.

VR is not going away, so somehow we need to embrace it and make it work for us. There will be a few companies that will stay with straight typing, but that is because they do not want to spend the money or time to train the VR. My accounts are 80% VR and 20% typing, so I do still get to type and balance out the $$$$, and it is not easy, but I still prefer it over typing all day.
stay or go
Tough call... I worked for a local group until October 2008. We heard about EMR coming for more than 3 years before it actually started to become implemented. That particular group did go with a point and click system and indeed, when they went to it, that was it. With over 25 doctors, though, they brought it in one department at a time. I will say this... when it became obvious that the time was drawing near (training sessions for other employees, etc) and we all started to get that antsy feeling you describe, the "head guy" came in and held a meeting with us in the transcription department. He stated (falsely) that it would be a year AT LEAST before any of our MT jobs would be at risk and assured us that we'd be offered positions (in house, of course) elsewhere in the offices. Needless to say, that ONE year was less than 5 MONTHS.

If you're feeling antsy and it's giving you so much grief, I would definitely start my search for other IC work. I mean, if you've no benefits to lose and you know you've no interest in anything in-house with them (IF it'd be offered), then why cause yourself heartache..

Just my opinion from a "been there, done that" perspective.
Thanks, but I try to stay away from DQS...sm
i just never liked that platform and never could get the hang of it. I will stay where I am because I plan on retiring from this profession for good in a few months. :)
Stay or Go
Love the company for what?? It's kindness. Jump ship before its too late, as it is for me. I loved my company too!
What I wanted to do but never did (and probably shouldn't)
I always wanted to tape record about 20 minutes of the yapping and then play it back right outside when the neighbor had a window open, preferably in the middle of the night!
Big rig info wanted

Kids are gone.  I'm single.  I'm sick of being in the house 24/7.

I'm thinking about truck driving school.  I love driving. I can drive forever.

I'm going to do my own research regarding schools, salary etc., but would appreciate any "insider" or first-hand knowledge.

I know I need a change.

I have always wanted to be able to use "sic" ...
in reports where we know darn well it's wrong but that's what they dictate.  Sic means "just as" and is used where the writer/typist knows something is incorrect or unusual but that was the way it was presented (in our case, the dictator).  That way the reader of the reports would know it wasn't our error but the dictator's.  However, I have never seen where this is allowed in MT.
you could fix it if you wanted to or is it verbatim? nm
I wanted to offer ...sm
our RV that is in our yard. DH reminded me that the kids still sleep there because of our house fire (dishwasher door caught fire). Our house is still in disrepair.

I'll have to find another way to help.
I don't think I asked about MQ. I just wanted to know the
Shorthand and Shortcut, so I can buy the best one.
Not OP but wanted to post about rad. sm
I work for Keystrokes on two different accounts. One is the best account ever, and I literally type 22-26 reports per hour. I have been on the same account for 4 years, use Shorthand religiously, sit and type straight through 6 hours 6 days a week (my choice). About a year ago, I got a bug in my bonnet and asked to change accounts. It was right as the new residents came in, and it seemed to be the worst group ever. I moved to another account, and my counts cut in half.

So, I would recommend Keystrokes for radiology accounts but by the report and make sure that it is an account that either pays links or pays higher because it does not pay links.

Yeah, that's why I wanted to know what it was.
I think you wanted to stir the pot
You wouldn't be celebrating the "holiday" if it weren't for the birth of Christ, why celebrate at all if you want to leave the "religion" out of it since that is the reason for the holiday.  I think that you wanted to "stir" things up otherwise you would just be observing quietly and not making a fuss about what your bliefs are or are not.
I wanted to thank everyone who helped below
about DHs red blotches.  He is feeling fine this morning.  I did tell him the signs of anaphylaxis and to go to the ER if he has any of those symptoms.  We may never know what caused those blotches.  Thanks again!!!  You all rock!
I don't, but my daughter wanted one . . .sm
She wanted a vine (like a bracelet) around her upper arm.  She was 20 at the time so I really had no say in the matter except, "Why don't you wait until we go see your grandmother in short sleeves." We did and she scrapped the vine idea in a hurry.
I for one look at the help wanted all the time. sm
I'm not applying, just like to keep abreast of what is offered.  So, I'm sure others do this as well. 
Just wanted to share..
I just had a doctor, after stumbling over some words during dictation, say "I'm sorry, you have no idea the horrible handwriting I am dealing with"
not convertible, but I have wanted

I have wanted a Jeep Wrangler for years!  You know, the kind where you drive around with the top completely off. 

I have 3 small kids, so it will be a while. I'm 35 now, so I guess it will be my late midlife crisis vehicle and I will look silly - just gotta hope I can cover the grey and my legs are still firm.

Not everybody wants or wanted to be a mother. (sm)
I am 40, soon to be 41, never married, working from home, well educated, and making a great income. Mother's Day never has and never will bother me. Why should it? If someone says, "Happy Mother's Day", I either return the greeting, just to be polite, or I say, "I'm not a mother", and leave it at that. I never wanted to be married, and I never wanted to be a mother, so Mother's Day never bothered me (truthfully, I never even thought about it until I read your post). :-)))