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It's your work flow that's such a drag, not you or your software. Wow! Sounds like an

Posted By: abusive situation. Move on! NM on 2007-02-25
In Reply to: 1500, lucky if I make that, lost my motivation, how do you guys do it ? - sm


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Just drag and drop using Windows Explorer. No need for special software.
This is all stated assuming that you are using a Windows Operating System, XP or Vista. Put a blank CD into your CD drive, open Explorer, find the file(s) and/or folder(s) you want to put on the CD, left mouse click and drag them to the CD drive.
Work flow
Anyone work anywhere w/primary accounts!!!  Switching accounts 3-4 times a day....going crazy
Work flow is excellent but it has its
up and down seasons. I am full time so the slow season does not affect me as much as it affects others as they really take care of their FT MTs.

They have a LOT of radiology accounts so if you are a radiology whiz, you will make great money.

I am on an account that is not overflow, it is the whole account, which might make a difference, but I know that there are about a dozen new radiology accounts starting in the next few weeks.

I have found that if I ask them questions, they answer them, which I did NOT have at my last company. That is how I found out about the new benefits and new accounts. They are also open to suggestions from the MTs which makes me feel like a valued member of a team rather than a number (I worked for the biggest until I made the move). I am just excited because one of my ideas was put into place and I actually got a thank you call and email. At the other one, I was afraid to rock the boat.

I use RadNet on one account and Meditech (Word version) on another but there are a lot of platforms from what I understand.

How's work flow going today?
No work with MQ and just checking to see how others are doing with January work flow.
Sounds like where I work. Everyone morning I wake up to not enough work. I'm quitting
This has been going on for a few months so I don't know if they have overhired or just sent a lot of it to India. I just know I can't sit here everything day waiting until "volumes build up." I'm looking elsewhere.
Care Flow
Is is a productive platform?   Any info good or bad on this platform is appreciated.  Thanks
You are talking about doing over flow...
work as a service, for a hospital.  That's not the same as being an employee.   I work for a hospital and we are ALL at home except for the boss and whoever might be training to go home.  We all access the same server to download our work.  We set our voice wave for "the pool" and we all get what may come.  Nobody is picking our work.  We only get 2 or 3 jobs at a time, send one back, get one more, all day long.  We DO send overflow out to a service, but only clinic notes.  I think the original poster is talking about being an employee, not an overflow person.
The Downhill Flow
I am so sorry you are having to put up with this.  It's a crying shame.  We who have the most experience and make the company and the doctor look good are the very ones who are dumped on with horse pucky the most.  I might add, however, that this is the very reason that I have decided not to stay in the business for much longer, and I tell EVERY NEWBIE I EVERY COME ACROSS, LOUD AND CLEAR, RUN!  DON'T START THIS PROFESSION!  I tell them they will never get the respect or the dollars they deserve.  Too bad for us, we found this out too late.  At least I can warn the up and comers.  Again, if you are looking for sympathy, you got it, sister! 
Vianeta...does anyone work with this software?
What about my cash flow problem?
She owes me for 2 weeks work.
AND - most foot pedals need software to work. $$$

Use your mouse and keep going back as another poster said.  It is time consuming, but you'll be surprised at finding that something you thought you didn't understand will become crystal clear after listening to it over and over.  :)

When I tested, I kept having to going back and back and then I suddenly realized that the word I could not figure out, "Whameetig" was the word "vomiting."

Good luck!!!

I'll just leave it at that, why swim against the flow
arguing with women who need all this procedures.

This is actually all so bad for women who really keep their good looks up to their 60s,even 70s, because then not so lucky women say enviously, 'Oh, she had plastic work done!' even if it is not true.
Actually, it is retranscribing from scratch, because the software is so crappy. Same work, sm

less money.

Ask the techs where you work. Probably software issue with their program. nm
I would not work without my production software, including spellcheck sm
I think it's great that you were able to do this work in the conditions that you did. But times have changed and we have technology to make us more accurate and more productive, so why not use them??

I have several pieces of software that I use, and if I was offered a job that wouldn't allow me to use any one of them, I would flat out refuse it. i have found the combination that works best for me, and if they can't be flexible to get the best work out of me as possible, then I don't need to work for them!!

Does anyone know of a good free antivirus software that will work with -sm
windows XP.  I currently have AVG but I am not happy with that.  Thanks. 
They will have to drag me away...
kicking and screaming from my 5.1.  I've been using it since it first came out and hoping to retire before losing it.  I convert to Word before returning to client.
once you use Express scribe to program it should work with any USB compatible software too.


Curiously I was told by Sylvan Software this a.m. that IT WILL work with Chartscipt - sm
The only thing is I could not get them to specific it would work with Chartscript.net. They would only say Chartscript, claiming they were told by the developer it would work. I get very frustrated with these companies selling products they know nothing about.
Open ES first, then drag them into box. nm
Unit secretary will help somewhat with terms, meds, and learning the flow of the shift, but it won&#
Grab it with your mouse and drag it over to where you want it.
Single right click, hold, drag.
If she uses ftpsurfer she can just drag and drop

Are you saying the files are already in digital format and they are already on her PC? All she would have to do is open the file where they are at, minimize the window, click on ftpsurfer, click on your folder to open it, then drag and drop.   So I would try another free FTP utility, like ftpsurfer.

Do you mean the one where you drag files or programs to the
start menu and right-click the shortcut to assign your shortcut keys?
It's all good. Doesn't Star look like a guy in drag?
Especially since she lost weight. So who cares about her husband's "orientation"? I'm not so sure about Star.
Use Windows Explorer, drag and drop. sm
OR you can copy specific files/directories from your main drive to your back up drive.
We used to cruise the main drag, race on the old highway, and
stop at the burger joints to see where the parties were.  The kids don't get to do that any more because the cops bust them for loitering, curfew, etc.  In fact, that's the first thing DH and I noticed about each other was our cars while cruising the drag.  He had a red AMC Javelin and I had a red Dodge Coronet.
For goodness sake, if you're going to drag the Bible into it
you might read the part about man being created separately in God's image. In the Old Testament, there are distinctly different punishments for killing a man and killing a beast. Now, no doubt God loves animals and they will be in heaven, but I can assure you, God has not created man and animal on the same level.
Sounds like you work for
as this is what they do.
Sounds like you may work for
This is the kind of "stuff" they pull.
sounds like where I work
and that all sounds great except that I'm only QA'd on 4 reports A MONTH that are sent to QA for feedback anyway and I have been double dingled (same error in 2 different categories) to teach me that QA is getting too many reports and needs everyone to send less to them.

How can you make 98+% that way? In 10 plus years I have never had a failing QA score. Heck, until the last 2 months, I never had a failing score without having changed jobs! When I go to other MT companies and apply, I get scores averaging above 98%, even was asked to consider the QA manager position when I applied as an MT for one job as I had their highest score on their test.

Whatareyagonnadoaboutit? Eh?

Sounds like where I work (sm)
Except I wasn't the one asking for a raise, someone else did, but upper management felt the need to share it with me for some reason.?

Sorry to hear they let you down. Have you tried searching elsewhere or getting your own clients?
Sounds like it should work. Try it and see.
sounds like someone i used to work with sm
she was so upset because the dictating doctor's tone sounded to her like he didn't care about the person he was dictating about. I just looked at her like she was a loon.
Sounds like you work for
the same people I work for that I just gave notice, too. He made me feel like crap one too many times, and I finally started looking for another job. Once I found one that had higher pay, more flexibiity, and direct deposit, I turned in my notice. He acted like it was a federal crime and turned it into something personal when it was just a business decision on my part to work in a situation better suited for me. He, of course, doesn't realize the time and sleep I have sacrificed for his work and doesn't appreciate it at all. MTSOs needs to remember that we are people, too. God bless!
sounds like you work for MDI-MD
MDI-MD pays well, 9-11 cpl. Also, Webmedx, TransTech, and First Choice Medical all have better line rates than the average national. Some of those are employee positions and some are not.
If it is still sideways, try to grab one of the corners in a drag and drop fashion and see if you ca
Same thing here, only the crows peck all the bags open and drag it around. nm
You can drag options back from the tools customize dialog.
Sounds great but there is no work!
Well, I tried posting but it disappeared.  Will just say I show up to work but there isn't any (have several accounts).  So the bonus which is what I consider my "sick leave" - is not attainable.  So much for working for MQ.  And now I hear of more accounts they are losing.  But they never tell the MTs. 
Sounds like where I used to work year ago! - sm
My mom and I worked together at a research and analytical lab/supply co. We had to arrive at 7:45 (regular hours were 8-5 with an hour for lunch) and my mom had to "clock" in everybody to check that they came in on time and submit it weekly to the boss/owner. You had to give blood to get OT and you had to do above and beyond your job about 200%. The company "rules" were pretty stupid the things we were not allowed to do. If you got a personal call (and I do agree work is not the place for personal calls but emergencies do happen) it was "logged in" and you had to sign a slip saying you received a personal call, its nature, if it was an emergency, etc. As for raises, rarely, once every 4-5 years if you were lucky. If you asked for one he would tell you to go find another job, a real sweethart. Morale sucked there to say the least. I wore so many "hats" it wasn't funny. I made peanuts too in comparison to all that was expected of me. After I quit (left to get married and move to another state) my replacement was hired at twice my salary (she was about twice my age too but she was the boss's right arm's wife) and did about a 10% of my job (nice for her). My mom stuck it out for about 5 more months before she quit. The boss was just a plain jerk and took it personal that I quit (I'd been there PT and FT for 13 years) and also threatened a law suit when I moved and got a job with a "competitor" (a much smaller lab/supplies company). The law suit fell through of course after he saw the confidentially agreement I signed which made no mention of working for competitors.....he quickly revised that of course screwing future employees...we are not talking about a multimillion dollar company (not even a million a year). So as much as the above is a joke, there are bosses/companies out there like that.....
It sounds like your work really intensely, and so do I. sm
At least every hour, take 10 mins out, go outside, just breath the air.  Stay out there for 10 mins, the go back a make a great lph rate for another hours.  It works for me.  I absolutely cannot work 2 hours without a small break.  There is no point to it.
Sounds like the hospital I work for

I would think you applied there.  Anyway, we get paid by production in-house at 9 cpl.  Only time hourly pays is when we take time-off, equipment malfunction and of course meetings.  The only thing I don't like is that the hourly people (coders, clerks) dont' understand that and want to visit and get offended when we tell the we have to work. 

That sounds so great- where I work
the chairs are unbelievable- they are horrible. They will special order a better chair for you if you need it but it takes like 3 months, and it is always the same kind of chair from the same place and if it doesn't work for you, oh well. The seat pan doesn't adjust, and it needs to. They pay 1200 bucks for these chairs, when they could get a dozen better ones for the same price.

Wouldn't you think a hospital of all places would understand the importance of ergonomics for their employees?? :rolleyes

Interestingly the conference rooms have wonderful chairs and I usually snag one at night and just put it back when I leave.
sounds like we work for the same place...sm
I have been with the same company for about 5 years now.  What I do is take the first letter of each word for a phrase and make an expander.  Ex:  The patient was admitted to the hospital, I make the Expander with tpwatth.  I have found this the easiest on the platform I use as I was not sure if anything like InstantText or others would work.  You don't have to assign the expander to a specific dictator so this helps with the "generic phrases".  For medications that are capitalized, I also make an expansion.  Ex:  Tylenol is expansion tylenol.  Also have them for drugs that are the same prescription all the time, aspirin 81 mg daily is a81, aspirin 325 mg daily is a325, aspirin 81 mg p.o. daily is a81p.  I even made it for when it is capitalized in a list, Aspirin 81 mg daily is aa81.  Every little thing helps.  I do have expansions for doctors that say the same thing over and over, I just make sure I proofread very carefully.  Try to use abbreviations you can remember.  I even have them for b.i.d., etc. 
That sounds like a company I used to work for....
that paid monthly and it was NEVER on time. Checks bounced, 1099's late, and excuses after excuses. I even had to threaten a lawsuit to get paid my final check! I would certainly not quit your other company before you have some time under your belt with the new company to see how things are going to be.
He sounds like a piece of work - sm
I'd tell the wife, sure go ahead find someone else who will put up with all this garbage. I would give them a new updated fee schedule, effective immediately, up your page rate, a flat fee per page, none of this half/third stuff, and start charging for your time for the loading and converting of files. If it takes an hour, charge $20. That is something his people there should be doing, not you. As for the corrections, again his people should be doing that, not you. As you said, everyone makes mistakes. Regarding the doctors names, keep a notebook or something with the correct spellings that you can refer to. I use a small address/phone book and put them in under A, B, C, etc. So when my doctors say referring doc, I just whip open my book and saves me a lot of time from looking it up on the internet. If I cannot find a doctor name/address I simply let the office know that they have to fill that in since I could not find it. ---But this guy sounds like a real skinflint, so I would up the rates as above, if they don't like it then I guess they can just go and find out the hard way that they had quite a deal with you.
Sounds like my work life...
I hear you loud and clear! This sounds just like my job too, so I know how frustrated and unappreciated you feel.  Hugs to you my friend!
Sounds like the company I work for.
Not only do they have various account specs but I get samples but NOT the dictators!  What good does that do me? 
Yeah, you're right. Who cares who licenses your software? Heck, I use all pirated software anyw

why pay for anything, right?

Except that is AGAINST THE LAW!!!

I agree -- go for it. After all, 9 cpl is not all that great for IC work, and it sounds like you nm