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Just a thank you to all who answered this post. You've been a great help!!

Posted By: libby on 2007-03-26
In Reply to: I'd go with gross. - :)

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Answered you down at your other post

See down under your other post.  E-mail me and I will try and help but I don't thinkyou will need some equipment, etc. to start.  Gotta go do deliveries. 

I'd like one, too! I answered your post on the other board.
I'm sure they'll need an experienced technician to work at home, though. Just like any other job, they don't hire newbies without experience to work at home right away. It's better to learn in-house from experienced people than to try to go it alone. You can't troubleshoot over the phone and fix someone's computer if you've never actually done it in real life. College merely lays the foundation, it doesn't make you an expert in the field.

I've been trying to find an at-home tech job for over 10 years now. It's not easy. Too much competition out there with all the youngsters and Y2K layoffs. Totally saturated market with much lower wages than 10 years ago. People generally don't quit at-home tech jobs because they're hard to come by.
This post is a duplicate, and it was answered (nm)
I've had people tell me that I would need to wait to have my questions answered until I worked...

for them.  What???  How would I know if I want to work for them if they don't answer my questions.

Go figure.

I just answered the insurance post. I don't know if they have slave labor or not. nm
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Great post -great job of wording your answer! (sm)
Original poster - I completely agree with this answer, especially the part about finding yourself and using all that you have learned intellectually and connecting that to something that you will also enjoy with your heart!! You have so many wonderful options for your future - much more than many of us.
You've all been a great help, as always... Thank you
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That's bull; I've seen great MTs take a hit
Particularly with dishonest MTSO, which is why I don't work for him anymore!
You've got great production! :) nm
What a great post...(nm)
Great post! nm
This was a great post, thank you!!!
GREAT post. Thank you.
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What a nice thought. A happy MT week to everyone!!!
WOW what a GREAT post!!! nm

Great post! LOL
I always always have to follow it up with an explanation as to what it is, exactly. I think I'm going to start saying I'm a *medical* court stenographer ;)
Yours was a GREAT post!...sm

More advice would also be that one has to *put in your time*, especially if you're young, i.e., I worked at a hospital for 8-9 years in 3 diff depts, did MTg along w/other duties, then worked for a svce 7 years, and another one for 1-1/2 yrs, then got my own accts. 

But I learned terminology all along the way and at the hospital took a basic med term course and got a certificate, (not CMT though).  Learned 3 fields there while working.  However, when I got to the first sve, thinking I knew sooooo much, WAKE UP CALL, I felt I knew nothing - as svce had full hospital accts (along w/pvt MD accts).  I took on 12 accounts there for 7 years.  I learned just about every field there, love working from home.  

Just for the record, I ALWAYS get dressed every day and never *stay in my jammies* working, as someone else posted, as if that would be something to aspire to (?).  I think getting dressed is great discipline or keeps one disciplined I think, in my opinion.

Hope everyone has a nice profitable week

GREAT post nn.......thanks for that!!!..sm

I, too, believe we are the JEWELS of the industry - us older ones who have been doing this work for 3+ decades or more or less.......We step up to the plate just like we have been for ALL those years.

Thanks for your positive post!  You hang tough too!!!  *S*

Lottery?  We have a better chance of getting hit by lightning, unfortunately, than winning the lottery - which is a 1:14,000,000 chance at that.  Hence, I NEVER do play it anymore. 

Have a great Sunday!!! 

Great post, really. :) NM
Great post.
great post!
What a great reply! It's odd that on this MT forum, medical transcription and the qualifications necessary to be a successful MT are often trivialized or maligned (like the nasty poster who said ''It takes intelligence to be an engineer''). Yet when the MT--who knows better-- protests, she gets personally attacked as ''neurotic'' or ''personality disordered''. What MT would take the time to visit, for example, a forum for teachers or nurses, post nasty pot-shots about a profession, and then claim the person responding to the insults is ''neurotic'' or somehow at fault for responding!
Very well said. Great post. Thank you. NM

Great Post!
I love your avatar, by the way.

Yes, stories like yours will inspire the incoming hopefuls to this field. Determination, savvy, and brains do count tremendously, not just the program attended!
Great post, but I'm
I think unions served a purpose at other times in history, when children were working in sweat shops & that sort of thing. Now I think they can be kind of dangerous...& become part of the thing a group was initially struggling against. Too powerful, too money-hungry. I've witnessed things like people being forced to join a union in order to get a job. The job was an on-call position; i.e., no call, no pay. At the end of some pay periods, people would have no income but still owe union dues. That sort of thing. Also they can protect good employees; unfortunately, they also protect terrible employees who deserve to be let go. This can cause the rest of a great staff to have to work around one inept person who sleeps on the job.
What a great post!

I recently quit an in-house job to go back working at home.  Hated the politics, the doctors were crazy unorganized and waaaay too much drama.  Now I get to work in pajama pants and a t shirt, no more 30 minute drive to work and even as I type this, one of the cats is trying to sit in front of the monitor to get my attention.  Right now it's cute, as I'm not on the clock.  Later on tonight, however...............

Great post
I agree 100%, we can all sit here and complain and cry in our milk that all our work went overseas or we can try to do something about it by informing the general public in an intelligent and fact-based manner. I just saw the commercial on TV for "watchdog" true it is a company that makes money off of monitoring your credit. I had never paid any attention to that commercial before today. It got my attention "today" when they said "70% of identity theft" is NOT credit based and they were talking about medical records being disposed of improperly, people getting medical care by using someone elses medical information that was obtained in some type of illegal manner. That commercial got my attention because of what we have been talking about right here. So if we informed our neighbors, friends, relatives, doctors, nurses, etc. How many of them would sit up and take notice and say "Wow that is what they have been talking about?" The most we have to lose is a little time...time is going to pass by whether we use it for this purpose or not. If we do nothing the time will still have passed, more of our jobs will be gone and what used to be a good profession will be reduced to "anyone with half a brain can do it because no one pays attention to what the medical records say anymore."

We can't make it change, if no one does anything but sit here and complain about it.

I truly believe that MT's are a well-educated, intelligent group of professionals, let's show them what we stand for as professionals before it is too late.
Great idea...I've often thought of doing some...

thing similar.  After all, AAMT was started by individuals with an idea.  Unfortunately the original, most likely that *good* idea has been long lost.

So, form a new organization.  Set up testing.  Issue a credential.  Actually represent the American MT.  What a concept. 

Great post, eyetype! nm
this is a great post...professionalism is the way to go (sm)
being sadistic does not accomplish anything, and if people really wanted to help others, there would be different hiring practices to begin with, rather than hiring so-called substandard MTs only to rip them apart every chance they get, and then come on this board and mock them. 

Do the overseas MTs get treated this way?  Seems to me they are thriving in this business...
Great post, thanks! Wonder what the car man's story is? nm
GREAT POST and I agree.....nm


To the first poster - You need to ask him?  Tell him!!!  All households should be equal....everybody's things being equally important.......


EXACTLY - great post!! not paid enough!! sm

With all that we have to know, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, equipment, physical therapy, OT, rehabilitation therapy, cardiology and all THAT entails, neurology and neurosurgery, physiatry, psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics someone in this thread has the audacity to say we are less than professional?


Great post by the Admin!! also, know....sm

You can rest assured that it's far better to raise a child in happy divorced home than a miserably married one. 

My daughter was only worried that she'd be the only one in her class coming from a divorced family, and I really reassured her that, unfortunately, every other seat in a classroom back then (15 years ago) and today (in my area) is a divorce situation.  She came home almost immediately relieved that what I had said was true and that she didn't feel ever like she was a misfit. 

Best of luck!!!!! 

That was a great show! Thanks for the post!
I missed about 20 minutes of it, but recorded the rest. Fascinating look at the other side of things. I have always known that the Indian (whatever 3rd world country) workers themselves were not our enemies - its the govts as usual creating all this situation. And now their culture is crumbling and turning into our culture. Poor things! And, while I certainly don't want to lose my job to offshoring, they are right that we as Americans can rebuild our lives and reinvent ourselves. Those people die. They are desperate and that's why I give them 100% respect and anticipate them making leaps and bounds in the industry. They have a great incentive - pure survival. I have also QA'd lots of foreign work. There are occasional bad MTs, but there are some fantastic MTs as well. Sometimes far superior to the quality of USA MTs. So, I'll be looking over my shoulder for sure and keeping my skills current!
Great post! Good to know : )
Great post, related to all you said....sm

The answer is comfort - some get comfortable where they are at (and for my PT work, it's my situation at the moment....*lol*).  But I have lots of irons in fires and when I get fed up, it's onto bigger and better things. 

I thought this was a great post!
Maybe in the wrong spot, but a good post. What a mess, huh? I have to ask - did they charge/bill you for that? I wouldn't be paying!
Great post, Dolores.
I hope she'll take your good advice because her getting so upset and frantic over nothing is not good for her blood pressure or general health.
Great post with VERY useful information. nm
If this is so great, why not post the link here.
after passing that exam and paying all of that money, people would want that list posted on the highest mountaintop!!! 
another GREAT post and with statistics!! T.Y.

Great post, but why not Florida, please?
YOU GO GIRL - This is a great post, thank you...(NM)