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In other words - the main board should not even exist then.

Posted By: What is the main board to discuss then? on 2006-03-28
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And its gonna kill you to post on the Company board rather than the main board?
What is the Main Board for? All general topics seem to get moved to the new gab board.
You put them on the company board, not the main board. They are still there.
Main board is for MT topics. Non-MT goes to the Gab board! nm
this should be on the main board, because
I thought we could gather as MTs at the main board and discuss pets, TV, etc. if we wanted to. This was more a comment on the show rather than an attempt to open up a discussion about sex change anyway.

FWIW, I thought the show was funny last night. I did feel a little squeamish when Zachary was on, though. He seemed to come away with the impression that he was being discriminated against because of his look, or the way he? is, and didn't seem to understand that he can't sing. What's new, though. I think my favorite so far, though, has been the "I shot the sheriff" guy.
What is the main board for?

A week or so ago, I responded to a post from someone who was asking about Files To Go. My message was wiped from the board after a very short time. This morning in my email box was a digest from MT Stars by a person asking where her post went...she was asking about keyboard trays. I can't find either one of her messages on the board.

Why are our messages being deleted from the system?

Main Board

I'd like to thank the administrator for helping me with my question about the main board. Being new here, I looked around for "instructions" but must have overlooked them. It's nice to see the administrative message at the top of the main board explaining how to use it -- I took the word "main" litearlly, as others new to this board possibly have.

I do have a question. When I signed up at Yahoo-Groups , I signed up to receive daily digests, which are digests of the main board. Is there a way to receive digests of the boards listed on the left?

Main Board

Does the active topics selection at the top of the page show all active topics for each category at left or just certain ones?  Thanks.l

why are you posting on the main board ??
of the Main Board here??? huh? hmmm....nm
Again, the Main board is for anything that would not be a topic that should

be posted on any of the boards in the left column.  If your post is about equipment questions, then that should be posted on either the Equipment or Technical boards.  If a new MT has questions, posts should be made on the New MT board.  Questions about a particular company?  Post is on the Company board. 

We receive well over 5 million hits to this site per month.  If everything was posted on the Main board we would have a major problem on our hands.  That is why posts are deleted. 

Main Message Board
This is the main message board. If you notice, not much on this page is directly related to MT. This is where we go to talk about anything else non-MT related.
Thank you. I moved it to this Main board. (nm)
do a search on Main Board
Moved to main board for more to see...sm
We are not endorsing nor advertising this product. This post was on the New MT/Student board and is a nice discount for all of our MTStars posters, so I thought I'd bring it out for everyone to see.

Thank you Danny!
What EXACTLY are we ALLOWED to post on the MAIN board?
Just about every other post has been saying post this on this board or that board....well what goes here?
The main board is used to discuss many different topics. sm
There are many posts on this board that if you were to be really technical about it, should be put on the company board, word board, productivity board, religion board, etc., but they're allowed to stay here and be discussed. If you don't like this topic, then feel free to skip it. But it really isn't a political discussion per se, so it shouldn't have to be taken somewhere else.
I think y'all should have to stay on the main board.
That way we youngsters can read your posts and go, "Wow, we're sure lucky we didn't have to put up with all that bunk." Thanks for paving the way for us!
The Main board is fine for this subject. (SM)
Non-MT topics are fine here.

If you would like to take this up with the Administrator, you can e-mail her at admin@mtstars.com.


do a search on OFFSHORING on Main Board
I asked on main board, don't know why I didn't
think to ask you all!  We are still all a team, right? I am going to return to transcribing, I was an MT for 20 years and QA for 10.  I figured out financially that I would have to transcribe 1500 lines per shift to make out OK.  Of course, if I got paid 12 and 13 cpl like the old days, the requirement would be less! But I'm figuring a 9 cpl start. I would have to do 1500 to keep afloat until I get moving up or transcribing faster.  Anyway, is 1500 lines of work easy to get on a steady basis around the average MTSO anymore?  I used to work 2 jobs for years long ago, and found it was easier that way. When one ran low, I jumped on other one, and always had work. That's my biggest fear, quitting my hourly job, going back to MTing, and then finding no work. I don't know if 1500 lines per shift is out of the ballpark to expect these days? I used to type a lot more than that, but I'm a bit more fidgety these days! What do you think? Sound possible as far as the MTSO's side? Or is my goal too high? I just don't want to end up homeless trying to break away from this company.
Main Board is for any topic. Don't start the flaming. NM
you're welcome; use Main board for general MT questions
This also involves AHDI, so I think it should be discussed here on the Main Board, not just MQ's
Post word questions on the Word board NOT the Main board.
We had problems with the Main board and some posts were removed. You did not offend

I am aware of the religion board, just thought main one would be more active...thanks anyway. nm
To the service who posted a job ad on the Main board, the reason your post
was removed is because all job ads are to be posted on the Job Seeker's board. Any "well-deserving MT" knows to look at that forum for that "chance to work for an excellent company and make an excellent line rate". Feel free to post your ad there.

Thank you.
MT Week prizes are posted on the Main board. Watch for them and then
follow the directions to enter. If you see a post that has a winner announced beneath it, that prize is no longer available.
You realize you are posting this on the main board, right? Not everyone at this site works for MQ.

Two words: LABOR BOARD.
Two words: * LABOR BOARD * - nm

Lots of 'em, but use a Lab Words, Sted's Ortho/Rehab Words, & Tessier's Surgical Words most
We DO exist, really we do!!

We work long hours.

We glady take the ESLs that others find hard or impossible to transcribe.

We go the extra mile when you are behind to help you get caught up because we all know if the client is not happy, none of us will be making any money. 

We don't need endless emails from your QA telling us where to put a hyphen or a semicolon.  In fact, we probably do not even take up much QA time at all.

Yes, we are out there.  And we are working hard, getting paid a very good cpl rate because our MTSO(s) appreciate us and pay us well.

Here's hoping that when and if, for whatever reason, one of us is looking for a position, we will meet up with you and it will be a MATCH!

You may be able to recognize us by our lack of enthusiasm in our accomplishments.  Because we realize that our resumes speak for us and our tests will stand out. 

yes these cases exist, but
in very small number compared with the legitimate serious cases; and the legitimate cases, as another here said, are still just the very TIP of the iceberg.
It dont exist
because it doesn't exist either!
The other sites might as well not exist
They are so self censored that they won't give a company's name, so they might as well not exist. MTStars is the best board on the internet for FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. Posters may say that people are negative on this board, but they are honest and realistic. The other boards are so full of Pollyannas they are virtually worthless -- INCLUDING boards you have to pay by the month.

Yes, they exist.. Just sign it and put the past behind you.
But if what they are dictating doesn't even exist.... ? nm
Without the MTs, the site would cease to exist.
To MOMT-to me *normal* does not exist

*normal* means one has a preconceived idea of what *sanity* is....

Everyone has got a story - there is not a family out there that does not have some kind of *story* - crosses all socioeconomic levels too......it's not just an urban blight thing - it has crossed all levels of society/cultures/religions et cetera......I don't need to tell any of you, I'm sure you are all seeing the changes from decade to decade just like the rest of us!  Sad world, indeed. 

The Amish are the most peaceful.....they keep their doors unlocked.  THIS last thing was THE STRAW BREAKING THE CAMEL'S BACK in my mind!!!  Geesh....and a milkman no less.....an area where milk is still delivered to people's doorsteps (I grew up with that happening but haven't seen THAT in decades).  Terrible world, little optimism (what with all these *politics*), very sad, indeed.

Does Cbay still exist? I haven't seen
Corruption does exist in this business.
I recall working for YOG. When it was purchased by MQ, my account suddenly became unrecognizable. It was apparent that one MT was getting the majority of the quick-money work, namely canned reports for a surgeon who did nothing else but. They are the cream of the crop and one day, they suddenly stopped coming to us. It was always the same MT who received them and then, it was clear the jobs were being assigned. Only one MT appeared to increase production and was making a ton of money comparatively speaking.

The rumour of kick backs floated around, with the MT kicking back a portion of their income to the person assigned to job allocation. At the same time, MQ was tweaking the line count. We all watched our incomes decline except for this particular MT.

It would be prudent if managers would observe income levels of individual MTs and if there is a sudden increase or decrease for any length of time that is out of the ordinary, an audit of the account take place by an objective staff member.

Being paid by piece work leaves us all vulnerable to manipulation should the account managers have freedom from scrutiny.

In this case we all were at the mercy of unscrupulous individuals as there was no oversight of the account manager.
There's your proof- zombies exist!
Healthy necrotic tissue.  Yep, must be zombies.  I'll have to remember to tell my hubby, as he loves all things zombie.  HA!!!
You'll need a lab words book and maybe the Derm and Immunology Words..nm
It does exist; however, not everyone makes the same. I am paid for my experience and quality. nm
Thanks. Just checking out options in case SE does not exist anymore next year for MQ. I dont really
need benefits and dont really want to be an employee with set hours and the amount of hours you can work. I dont know what part time employee will be because it does not exist now but just checking around. Thanks all. Of course, no one knows what the cpl will be next year for MQ either. I dont know how many hours part time employees are allowed to work and still be considered part time or how they monitor that.
Stedmans Med $ Surgical Equip words, Path and Lab words, and Tessiers Surgical Word book (3rd
edition).  I never buy drug books anymore.  Waist of money in my opinion.  New drugs come out so often, it's best to use the web.
The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm