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Korea just fired 2 short-range missles

Posted By: sm on 2006-07-04
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(that could hit Japan) and have another long-range (that could reach USA) on their launch pad. Flexing their muscles....

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Korea fired SIX (6) missles

very worried here about NK's intentions now............

Korea just fired off it's 7th missle......sm
Aim the missles at India & Pakistan
One way to get rid of some of our nuclear arsenal....
I used Short Keys, not Short hand for Bayscribe, it worked fine.
Ditto, short ERs or short OPs....short anything! sm
And I especially don't like long OPs, they are the most boring for me, and the doctors pause a lot cause they have to think more. I just want to be done with it! Next!!! ; )
Long short forms vs short short forms


A long short form is usually easier to remember. So I would definitely assign the short forms as suggested by Kelli:

In most Expander programs you would opt for a short short form as you have to type the whole short form before you can expand.
In Instant Text you don't have to type the whole short form: you type the first two letters of your long short form and then you can type any of the following letters.
So in this case you would type smcth for the first one, smcta, and you may also type smhead, smabd

This is possible when you use the Instant Text marker key to expand. If you use the space bar to expand, you may be better off assigning the initials as suggested in the second response, as you would not be able to "jump ahead".


Pay range here is $13 to $19 ...
depending on experience, with a 1200 minimum per day line count. Lines exceeding 12,000 per 2-week pay period are paid as an incentive bonus at a rate of 5 cents per line. VERY strict QA department, so quality does not suffer. Seasoned transcriptionists easily exceed 20,000 lines (therefore make an additional $400 for the extra 8000 lines).  Combined with the benefits and being allowed to work on-site or at home, it's hard to beat hospital employment in my area.
Dollar range and thanks.. sm

Trying to stay around not more than 275,000.  Would like 3 bedrooms, and 2 to 2.5 baths with an office or fourth bedroom for work.  A pool would be nice.  When we were there about three weeks ago all the new tracts were on lotteries or about a one year wait to build.  Don't really wanna hassle with the lottery since I don't live local.  How about Palm Valley?  Is that a nice place?  What would you say is the community with the best schools.  My priority is location, schools, price, community amenities, not too far from everything so hubby does not have a monstrous commute, etc. 

Thanks so much for answering, it is really nice to get opinions from people who actually live there.


I do all ER work and am in that LPH range. nm
That is a fair range...sm
I make a bit more but cover everything, not just any one thing. Hourly is the way to go to keep anyone as there is a LOT of time involved in trainng MTs, time to write feedback, etc., which I would guess you know assuming you have been doing it yourself up until now.

I have worked line rates in the past. Anything less than 0.06 you cannot make a living on unless you work 15-20 hours a day as the accounts would ALL have to have perfect dictators and your MTs seasoned on the well side to make a reasonable living in the MW.
I have looked around and the range for pay is
.60-.75 and the range to charge if you own customer is .80-.95. Sad but true :(
She has a really narrow range. sm
She also sings off key a lot.  Paula has been hard on her for a reason. She shouldn't be where she is.  She's very attractive and I think that has gotten her a lot of votes like a lot of the very little talent out there like jessica simpson and brittney spears, getting by on looks and not talent.  If she beats Taylor, then I will lose all respect for this show.
Salary range

The 2-year assistant degree salary starts at around $30,000 here (the same as a beginning teacher).  The PT master's degree starts at around $60,000 per year here; other areas of the country, of course, are likely to vary.   I already have a bachelor's degree; I'm going for the master's, but I don't know how long the waiting list is.  

Not sure, but they are costly; in the 300 to 400 range. If I
.werewere going to make that purchase, it certainly wouldn't be for use with transcription, but rather listening to ROCK-N-ROLL!
Do you mind if I ask what their pay range is?
Just a general range, not specific.  I don't care if a company is located on Mars either if their pay rate is good and they always pay on time.

I think you would be very ambitious and over-reaching if you charged 15 cents a line to think that you were competing with the nationals.  It sounds like she is new to transcription and has no way to gauge what she should charge.  If she is by herself, she is not going to be able to handle a clinic account or a hospital account by herself.  They will give her over 5000 lines a day.  She needs to be realistic on what she can handle before she thinks about what she can charge them.

Any idea the pay range?
What's your dollar range? I live not too far from there.
Foot range of motion

I think he is referring to range of motion when he says 5,0,8,0,3,8,2????

Thanks Patti-Nice to have at least a range

Nice to have at least a range as a starting point.  The cpl you gave is close to what I was guessing the rate would be.  Thanks for your reply!



..maybe different now. Gave a range of what pay would be. Wouldn't pin down a cpl until after
FT range out here is 32-40 hrs. depending on company. nm
Agree with 8 cpl. Look at how many ads still start in the 6 and 7cpl range. nm
Absolutely, near the 3200+ range daily. nm
What would you say the range of pay is for a Team Lead, editor sm

and MT?  Just trying to get a feel if our pay rates are in line with the norm, too high or too low (have a feeling too low). 

Working on making positive changes.  Any input appreciated.

As background ... small national, 150 MTs, all work kept in U.S.A.  Work types:  Clinic, HIM, ortho, cardiology, radiology.  All ICs, might be looking to hire employees. 

With everyone complaining about companies, it can't hurt to ask what the norm is - the good norm :)

Everything else was within normal range, so I figured she misstated.
LOL, we used to go downtown to Minute Man because they had that "Radar Range" that they used S

for their apple pies. We were thrilled at the notion. Nobody had ever heard of a microwave before.

The biggest treat to us was getting to go out for a burger, the Radar Range was just a bonus!

What is the going hourly rate (range) for QA these days. (sm)
Give them a range. That's what they do when someone asks what the job pays. SM

Just think about what you are willing to work for and go from there.  Or you can just be honest and tell them flat out what you expect.  I did that with the full-time job I have.  I decided that if I were going to go back to being an employee, I was just going to be totally honest about what I wanted.  They pay hourly where I'm at.  When the HR girl made the offer, I countered and told her what I had hoped to make.  And in the end, I got it which was pretty exciting.  Just be professional and honest.

Hourly QA seems to range $13-18/hr. with rare few making
I agree...$1 per minute is at the lower range...
price range per line to do your own account...sm
I have a friend who is contemplating starting her own accounts.  She is questionable as to what is charged per line?  Is 15 cpl reasonable?  Do any of you know what the big companies charge per line? 
I would think acute care covers wider range

But I'm not sure myself. Would also cover OP notes more extensively and ER reports. Maybe someone will tell us both!

The going rate to charge a client for rad by an MTSO is in the $4.50 range.
Need to figure in what type of reports, etc. Never go below that - there is a lot of administrative work to do.
Incredibly it is. Check other jobs on mtjobs.com. A few are in the 9-10 cpl range. nm
The range is .70 for Powerscribe editing to 1.40 for regular transcription. sm
I did a lot of research on this last year and again this past June, and that seems to be the norm.

0.70 - 0.90 for Powerscribe editing.

1.10 - 1.40 for regular radiology transcription.

I put together rates from 12 different companies, big and small, radiology only, to come up with these.

Anybody been fired from an mt job?
You won't get fired for this.
Relax! Accidents happen to everybody, especially when training on something new. All you need to do is send an e-mail briefly explaining you had 2 technical problems and providing job numbers or whatever you know about them. Then say, "Very sorry!"

It sounds like you are doing fine.

(And I'm supposedly the mean one). @@

Won't be fired.
Why continue doing something that isn't making money. Why take a paycut? I will not take a paycut. I am paid little as it is. If I take a cut in pay, might as well go work at the local Wal-Mart. JMO.
Monster search of diff. jobs showing range
I'm sure it would come as a relief to be fired.
What an ego!  Hasta la vista, baby!
And get fired? LOL You first, Satan. LOL
no message
Just fired a doctor
I just fired one of my doctors and I feel so much better!  I'm an IC and this office has been a royal pain!  Very late payments, constantly losing reports and blaming me for not transcribing them, never letting me know when they'd be off (wasting my gas and time), getting behind on dictating and then wanting 5+ days of dictation back in twelve hours, etc.  The final straw was when they started making me go in the waiting room and stand at the sign-in window behind all their patients to drop off work.  Of course, if they were on the phone, I'd have to wait even longer when I reached the window... at times up to twenty minutes before the receptionist would open the window and take the work.  I decided my other offices appreciate me too much to allow that one office to treat me like a second class citizen.  To top it off -- what did the wife say when I fired him?  "You can't do that -- you need the money."  Too bad for her, because their money isn't worth my self-respect!
Fired a doctor
I am proud of you.
to just fired a doctor, way to go!

Reading your post sort or reminded me of those new DHL commercials on customer service (or the lack of).

When I worked in office, our old fashioned German boss would never have allowed anyone to wait..if he was running 30 minutes late, we moved every body back 45...those were the good ol days.

Well I Just Got fired so it does not matter !!!!
Back to the office for me thank god I had a plan B !!!!
Fired from one and moved to another
What is the point
No, but I've fired quite a few.
In my state you can be fired
for absolutely no reason, probably works the same as hiring. Like in my original post, I passed and told lose 20 lbs- I did not get out of sorts- I felt their loss and went on really to much better things- the telephone companies started laying off right and left so it was a blessing probably in disguise. There was no disgusing for me- literally told that- where in your case it seems like assuming on your part this is what they are thinking.
job stress. die or get fired.

i am quite upset.  one of my co-workers passed away.  we here all know it was from job stress, but we are not to admit it and were repremanded so by our superiors.  basically it came down to "die or get fired".  lucky for her she died before she could get fired.

now i am sitting here at work today wondering what the heck am i supposed to do? we cannot talk about the job stress and that is what did her in, but she was sick and getting sicker and this is why she passed away.  she was sick and getting sicker from the stress dawg-gone it. 

nobody gets it.

tuesday she told me that a lot of her sickness had to do with wondering if she was going to have a job or not and what would she do if she got fired?  she was beside herself with worry.  she worked her for 25 years, and was a good employee and excellent Transcriptionist until the new supervisor took over and started ragging on her like a pit bull dog and his prey.  and this is a catholic hospital.  i guess this is the new christian work ethic.

i need to vent.  any comments would be appreciated but since i am at work please make them nice.  i have had enough bad stuff happen around here today.






But... MTs like that would get, sooner or later, FIRED..
don't you think?