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Is Error rate post on wrong board?

Posted By: Dell on 2006-01-02
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No responses -- just wondering if I should be on a different board?  Could you direct me please? I am new to this site. I own a small medical transcription service with 19 transcriptionists -- needing to implement an error rate policy and looking for suggestions on how other services have done this?  Thanking you in advance for any and all assistance!  D.

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Can't post on "word" board, SQL error. Need help on "cuselbock" membrane.

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I cannot post on the Word board.  Gives me a code to type in to "authenticate", which I do, only to get SQL error returned.  ??

What is acceptable error rate (i.e. error ratio to line count).
Hey, QA can be wrong, too. I know that I have made an error or 2 when I QA, but I
will always fess up to it, aplogize to the MT, thank her/him and take my whipping. That is what makes us all human.
oh wow, so that makes you smarter than me because you corrected an error on a message board???
Congrats...how have I not been supportive? I never called you anything nasty or said anything negative...I merely stated sometimes you have to suck it up...ESLs are never going to get any easier...you just have to adapt...and the pay will get better once you prove yourself...I think you just don't like the reality of the situation...sorry for being honest...
oops, I made an error in above post
I wanted to say the "SO-CALLED MANAGER," who does NOT give a rats _________ if you get your quota, or NOT!!
Post about Companys on the Company board, post job ads on the Job Seeker board
error.error.error, should be a bad home life, sorry (nm)
I was not answering MT school post but the one that happened to correct an error
they made on a post with this quote "that is verbatim. QAs are only human too." So you can mind your own business and STFU. Answer your own posts if you can't read the ENTIRE THREAD and understand what post my post is RELEVANT too. You are an arrogant QA person BTW who sits in judgement of posters and what is relevant or not. Just MIND YOUR BUSINESS.
Please see my question on company board -posted on wrong board
wrong board - rules are pls use WORD board

Your error made me chuckle, which is, ya know, fitting for the error. Not a big deal, and no we ALL
make mistakes! Heavens! I remember starting out, I actually typed CABBAGE! Can you imagine?  Scary thing, though, is when you get an MT out 10 years and they type cabbage.  There are errors like yours, and there are major-absolutely-no-clue-of-our profession errors, which are mind boggling when you see them in print.  I've been on both sides, typing and proofing, and I never dreamed of the quantity and quality of errors some MTs make - HUGE errors.  That said, yes, we all make them, but its the ones who are unlearned and then arrogant when you point out the error - we have to, ya know, and its done kindly, so that they learn, and still that type of MT flips out and has a hissy! No win situation for both parties, really, as the MT really can't grow in the field if they aren't accountable to themselves even for their work.  I can't give more specific examples, as I could potentially hurt some MTs who would recognize their errors, but I assure you, some are unbelievable. 
wrong board - try word board
And its gonna kill you to post on the Company board rather than the main board?
This post should be made on the Company board. See that board. Thread locked.
This post should be made on the Company board. See that board. Thread locked.
This post should be made on the Ask the Dr. board. OP please repost on that board. Thread locked.
Post belongs on Ask the Dr. board. OP, respost on that board. Thread locked.
cherrypicking co-worker issue (meant to post it on this board instead of MQ board) sm...

I need opinions please...I work on a very small account with just a handful of ladies.  Because of the nature of the software (trying not to get too specific here) we can see who is working online and what reports they are working on in real-time...

We have one cherrypicker on the account.  Instead of using FIFO method, she retrieves the reports by author ID - usually picking the better dictators of course.  She knows I busted her and she did admit to it in on our work e-mail (not too bright) which I am saving just in case she gets out of hand - so far I'm still able to make money since really most of the dictators aren't bad. 

But every night it's starting to wear on me since she's screwing up turnaround time.  I don't really want to cause a big uproar being that it is such a small account and I need to work with her almost every night usually one on one.

What would you all do?  I want to handle this as delicate and professional as possible because we can't really afford to lose anyone on this account.  In other words, I refuse to stoop to her level by cherrypicking right back.

My boss has asked me several times why so-and-so does so much more than I do...I just bite my lip at that point but one of these days I think I might explode and just open up a can of worms....

Post belongs on Ask the Dr. board. See that board. Thread locked.
Sorry, I posted this post under the wrong post
No, it just freezes and I get an error box that says "printer error". nm
actually we R both wrong - s/b its' own board..nm
Sorry. I don't know how I end up on the wrong board.
wrong board
Oops, posted to the wrong board, but I answered my own question anyhow! 
Sorry....wrong board. nm
Thank you so much for posting that. I just came on the board to look up the going rate for Midwest
and there you were! Thanks so much!!!
Oops! Sorry, wrong board. nm
oops - sorry - I'm on wrong board....*LOL*

You're on the wrong board!
This particular board is for medical transcriptionists, so we can't help you. Sorry!
sorry...posted on wrong board
ooops wrong board nm
oops, sorry. Wrong board!



I know this is probably the wrong board, but I need positive thoughts
prayers, whatever you can spare.  I've been having left-sided chest pain for a couple of months now.  I had two irregular EKGs about 18 months ago but couldn't get in with a cardiologist before losing my health insurance due to job loss.  They've got a huge waiting list to get in, and "younger" people are at the bottom of the list.  I'm just feeling panicky because I'm worried that it's breast or lung cancer or heart disease or something, and I've got young kids at home.  I just hope this doctor doesn't treat me like I'm a hypochondriac because I'm a female Transcriptionist over the age of 30.
Wrong board, but gavage feedings

not OP but I see nothing wrong with the post...

I think you are wrong about your post
I have been in many, many countries and never expected someone to speak English just because I am visiting. I spent 2 weeks in a totally nonspeaking country before- never could order grape jelly for breakfast- but I knew I was the foreigner, not them. To assume that all that have traveled feels as above, just not speaking for me. Oh, by the way, even if not able to speak their language, I have found a thanks or thank you works out really well, most seem to know that.
not all companies post clearly .. how many put their line rate in the ads?
I really hate it when I answer a blind ad and afterwards I have to tell the person that they are not offering enough compensation for me to work on their account.

If they need weekend coverage, maybe that should be handled by a weekend-only IC. And if the MTSO has to hire 3 MTs to jump in the work pool (usually with a prn hanging in the eves) on Saturday and clean it up, then the work gets done. The M-F gals are happy, and the weekend MT looking for extra work (because some accounts don't have weekend work - especially clinic accounts) on the weekend is happy, too.

I work the weekend sometimes, both days. But I typically steer completely away from account ads that have the shifts delineated Tues-Sat 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift.

This is a labor-management issue that needs to be worked out amicably. Too many times MTSOs are bad-mouthing ICs and ICs/SEs/Es are bad-mouthing MTSOs. We aren't at odds. The MT is benefitted by hitting TATs with hopefully job security, and surely we all understand that we are all together on contract performance. This is supposed to be a symbiotic relationship and if you do get an MT who flakes, then have an extra to cover it. Management shouldn't browbeat the MTs who are dependable.
Sorry...wrong board. I am half asleep here in Calif.
I had my post under the wrong one. I meant it for the other one just above yours where sm

they said they are paid on production.  I saw yours and I did understand yours, but somehow I guess while I was reading it, I responded to the other one. 

Sorry about that!  I too made much more per hour as an MT even if I made $25 as QA, but I am vehemently opposed to QA being paid per line. 


I knew somebody would take this post wrong
This is the very reason I hate to post on this board....someone always takes a post the wrong way. Being an MT and Editor is a VERY stressful job and it just seems that as time goes on the pay gets lower, the hours get longer and nobody cares. You obviously havent come to the point where you are fed up with the whole industry yet but I'm sure your time will come. You don't have to tell me anything about stress...I usually put in 12 hour days at least 5 days a week.
True, above post in wrong place. Sorry.
All word questions need to be posted on the Word board. Please use the correct board to post.
All word questions need to be posted on the Word board. Please use the correct board to post.


When I copy my resume to the ads on the job board it gets all messed up, dates on the wrong line,
and I have to straighten it all back out again, so that the name of the hospital that I worked at is on the first line, then the dates worked there, etc.  My question is, do I need to straighten this out or does it just mess it up more for the person who is trying to print it out who receives it.  It is perfect when I copy it from MSword, but then when I paste it, it is messed up.  Should I straighten it out to look right because the place that is hiring will read it from that place that I copied it to or should I leave it the way it was originally because they will open it to a larger screen and it will appear normal again?!  I'm not sure which I should be doing so that the person on the other end gets a normal appearing resume!  Thanks for your help!
Of course, I apologize for placing my post in the wrong spot!! :)
I see I spelled *grammar* wrong in my post above. *sigh*
Let me say it before anyone else! LOL
Post word questions on the Word board NOT the Main board.
Wasnt' that post scary? Isn't it UNREAL?? Who cares if we type drugs wrong, right?
I could go on and on about the STUPID mistakes MTs make - perfect dictators - just stupid lazy mistakes - wrong drugs and meds entirely - happens all the time. Forget dosages.  If doctors had to rely on this typed garbaged (used typed intentionally - transcribed doesn't fit), they'd kill most of us as patients.  And some MTs have an attitude about it? So frightening. But lets' give 'em bonuses and incentives to GET IT RIGHT!
why would you post this on the board????..nm
wrong, wrong, wrong. work is being outsourced because of $. period. not because of unqualified MTs
The things you post on this board clearly
say that you are a lonely man! Get a woman and then get a life!