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Let's hope the car doesn't come back...

Posted By: phillychick on 2008-08-04
In Reply to: Opinions. Regards to loaning car to friend. - DJ

with every hidden nook and cranny filled with drugs! Your sis and BIL have a screw loose to let allow a slacker child, who happens to be an adult, do what he wants with a car they pay for. JMHO, so don't bother bashing me, it won't change my mind!


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I hope he doesn't get voted back in either because worse than Eric
is CRAZY Ivette. I LOVE Howie and want him to win. Nobody else but Howie has entertained me on this show. So cute and funny when he pretended he was going to kiss Beau. W/O Howie, I can't watch it even if Kaysar comes back. Don't like that entire Cappy groupie scene. Do you think CBS will bring back a firefighter hero instead of an Iraq guy for ratings though? I know we are supposed to decide but I doubt that is true in the end.
Just hope he doesn't end up getting her pregnant!
Then she'll have him for the next 18 years whether he wises up or not.
I hope that doesn't happen to me...

and was told they would still have work for me afterwards...I really like this new place and am only working for them right now. 


Do you think you can e-mail me initials or a hint to who did that, so I know to stay away? Were you just one day locked out of the system or just no work in your general work pool? That's craziness on their part. Talk about feeling used.


...feeling a little nervous now.


hope this doesn't happen to you
Our company decided not to do direct deposit any longer because of Indymac. 
Hope this doesn't get pulled but try this link
it started with 13,000 abbreviations.

http://www.mtdaily.com/abbvs.txt
Good grief, hope it doesn't have too many changes sm
If so, we should get our money back on the 2nd, geez! Enough is enough.Some of the 2nd is wrong anyway, leave us alone!
just hope he doesn't start a new trend--ewww!
I can't stand it if I accidentally forget to put mine on. I can usually tell pretty quickly if I do. Just not comfortable to me (or anyone else around probably).
I hope that student doesn't read this board. sm

I don't think this was a good place to look for a laugh at a student's expense, even though I suspect you weren't intending to be mean or condescending. We were all there once.


After 30 years in this business, much of it in QA and QA management, I've gone back to transcription and I am still learning things from my QA people. Humiliating at times, yes! But its all a learning process.


Oh my gosh, poor you! Hope he doesn't talk too long!

Hope the admin comes back soon
Unbelievable. SHAM ON YOU HENRY SMITH
Hope you called HR back. (nm)
x
hope they bring more back....
nm
certainly going back to college doesn't protect from outsourcing..
one of the first things that went to India was accounting...
I sincerely hope that you are correct in that we will jobs coming back to the states, but I won't
I realize that India is a third-world country and it is a small percentage of Indian workers who are benefiting from the offshoring of American MT jobs and it may be only a small percentage of jobs been offshored, but the impact of this small percentage to the entire industry of medical transcription is tremendous.  It has lowered the standard wage for the American medical transcriptionist.  How can an American MT compete with 3 or 4 cpl?  By accepting only a little more per line than the Indians or by taking jobs editing the Indian MTs work for 3 or 4 cpl.  Either way, we lose.  We make less than we did 10 or 20 years ago and that's progress?!?! 
I hope this applies to companies like Medquist. I hope there
isn't a way they can get around it. I REALLY hope.
Why are YOU attacking HER? Just because she doesn't want kids, doesn't mean she needs a psychi
xx
With short arms, I need chair with shallow seat, good back support and high back. Want arm rests
:+
OK! I'm glad you're back down here. Now don't go back up there and read those evil posts ag
Okay? But I have to leave you now, sadly. Thousands of noble dictating doctors are anxiously awaiting my help with their "dictations"....They're all loading up on chips, drinking lots of soda so they can burp, and then have to go to the bathroom...You know the routine! Off I go to earn some pennies!! But, truly, I am thankful that I have a job!
PS.. It apparently worked..I heard back and already submitted the paperwork back.

I'm not sure how many people they are hiring but you shouldn't stress too hard over it. Do the best you can.


I would not do them back to back - I have done 2 and 3 jobs at the same time -- all PT - sm
It is possible to do of course but you will burn out fast. Now I do one almost FT (about 30 hours a week) and the other is about 8-10 hours a week-- I still get beat doing that and that is w/o set hours. I find that the older I get the harder it is to work late and I am only 40! But a mid afternoon 30-minute cat nap helps a lot in order to keep going on busy days.
How do you set your computer back 1 day. I messed something up and need to go back 1 day.
NM
Yes, you get back to work now. Go back to
some routine, and it does start to hurt less. I know  And remember, she is still there at work with you. Always will be. I figure at this point I have a whole herd of loved dogs under my desk each day - along with a couple horses, hamsters, parakeets, rabbits...If only I could see them - must be quite a happy zoo! But I know they are all there I sense their love.
I hope so
I really want to do IC where I am a stay at home mom with a very active 2 yr old and hate to commit to hours until he is older. One other girl did not do IC because of this
Wow, a ray of hope
that's very encouraging to hear! Even though you didn't take the job, at least they seemed to be concerned as to why! Good job!!!
I hope this is okay
A friend of mine is in second place right now in the Staples invention contest. Please vote for Julie Savage and her Glue Swabs. Right now she is neck and neck with a musician, who has the online musician community bucking for him to win.

Hopefully MTs have more pull than musicians.

Oh, and you can vote once a day from each email addy you have.
I do hope it gets better for you.
I am struggling tremendously myself and working many, many hours to get my quota. But like yourself, I have got to have the insurance. It is so frustrating, but I will do what I have to do - and that has been a lot of praying here lately!


I hope so,

Oh boy, I hope I have this right...sm

He was told to follow up.


He presents for followup.



I hope you
are not still doing any work for her.  If you and she live in the same area, I would pay a friendly visit.  It's very easy for people to ignore emails.  If you speak with her face to face, even if she is unable to pay you during  your first visit.  She will find a way to get your money if she knows that you will come by again. I would continue to drop by occasionally and just say, I was doing a pick up in your area and thought I'd stop by to check the status of a few outstanding invoices.  It couldn't hurt.
Yes, that's my only hope
Maybe enough people will quit that there will be work.  I'm going to wait for the packet and read things over, then decide what I'm going to do.     
Still hope
I've never worked for a National - they turned me down years ago which was a blessing. Sent out letters to 75 local docs and now work for 3 at .15/line. Have you tried doctors in your community? Have to buy my own medical but still well worth it!
That gives me hope...
MQ is "rewarding" me for my dedication and expertise by routing the longest reports and foulest dictators to me simply because "You're the only one who can do them - you should feel complimented." I'm paid by the report so no matter how much I am paid - I'm screwed. Your post gives me hope that there are companies out there that don't operate like this. Thanks!
I hope you mean I just DID it. nm
 
Some hope
I don't exactly agree. I think the best MTs, those that save MDs the most time, have the best chance of continuing to work in this field. I found a job in RADIOLOGY, for goodness sakes, and because the MDs are confident that reports I produce make sense (and these particular MDs actually care) so that they can concentrate on their other work, I believe they will keep me around. I think the MTs with large vocabularies (especially for the dying language of ENGLISH), will be able to find work for years to come. Make sure you continue to educate yourselves and don't daydream while transcribing just because you've done this for 20 years and know all the terms. When you are not valued in one job, look for a place where they DO care about quality. It helps to be where the MDs can talk to YOU instead of a medically uneducated supervisor. Just my experience.
I hope you don't....
shop at Wal-mart or other organizations/companies such as that!  You can't talk out of both sides of your mouth!
I hope someone else says it....
wow
hope this will help....sm
http://www.medicalese.org/line_count.html
Well, 3 is what we have...hope that is

it! She seems to be doing ok with them so far...she is so young we were worried about her, but so far so good! We live in the country, cats get dumped here all the time..so unfortunate because not all cats can survive as some people think. We live on a very heavily traveled road, there are coyotes, and other hazards for them to avoid! We will keep her and her babies, actually have someone who wants one of the kittens. Mom will get spayed ASAP, babies when ready. We also have 7 other cats, all male, who were stranded out here also, they are getting neutered next week. We have a barn cat/feral cat program in our county so it is a reasonable price for spaying and neutering, plus I am hoping to get a quantity discount!


I hope so.

My other two pregnancies were totally different.  I had energy throughout the entire nine months.  However, this is the first pregnancy that I am actually working from home so I believe that is the difference.


I have one of those, and she is an ESL. I am sorry, hope your day goes better!
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I hope you are okay...

Let us know what happens.


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Now I hope I don't cause
a commotion with this post, but I have to ask. I have 9 years of MT experience, what should I be making per line? Sometimes I feel like I'm being shorted. Any input is appreciated.
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I hope so cuz...sm

I don't know why it would matter which cable my internet comes through as long as I have DSL, which I do.


Thanks!


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I hope you don't use your

personal PC for this - you could get a nasty virus. At least with the company PC, they can fix it or replace it!


Thanks everyone. Hope I get the job! nm
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I just hope...
that since the Indian MTs are reading this board and seeing what the US MTs are charging, that they may up their rates - especially once they realize that while we can just pop up a civil suit for payment (pain and if judgment proof, you're also out legal fees), but they don't even have that recourse. I wouldn't even so much mind the offshoring IF we were on a level playing field. Anyway, just hope that they are beginning to realize that the more they undercut us in cpl, the more likely they are to get more of the "sharks", too, but that they have basically NO legal recourse, which is only further encouragement for the predators to deal overseas, leaving us with more work from the reputable MTSOs. When they started this "price war", I don't think they foresaw the pitfalls, and while I hate seeing anybody (US or Indian) stiffed, it will hopefully awaken them to the fact that undercutting prices does nothing but hurt everybody in the field in the longterm, and I really don't believe that the new Pres is going to be able to make large strides in this area, regardless of who is elected, as I don't see it passing congress, though I could be pleasantly surprised.
Is there hope for me?

I have been an MT a little over a year.  I have multiple acute care accounts ... some easier than others, but usually get a lot more of the ones that slow me down.  I have many dictators and still haven't typed for all of them to date.


With all the various things that I see as a problem from night to night (tired, foggy brained, fumble fingers, etc.)  From what I can tell, it mainly comes down to the report content and which dictators I happen to get that determines how many lines I can type.


I have trouble with some dictating in a goofy rhythm, changing their minds continuously, saying things in the wong place (and having to figure out where I should put it), being just plain difficult to understand, etc.  (Also getting a bunch content I am not familiar with and having to look a lot up.)  I know time and experience is a big factor, but I have been told by an authority figure in the company that many people are faster at this point into their career.


I just don't know how to get past all that and have a consistent line count, and I am losing all motivation when day after day my line count is pathetic.


I use lots of expansions and tweak them when I see a better way.  I am at a loss here and would love any helpful, ecouraging advice.    Thanks!