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Mine is totally incompetent as well as liar.

Posted By: .. on 2005-08-18
In Reply to: I think my team leader is bipolar. - one extreme to another


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I download mine, go off-line and I'm totally
spoiled.  I can go have lunch and leave a job open, I can take my laptop and sit out on the patio, etc.   
the name for it is not incompetent, but
LAZY! Too lazy to check in the office when they can pass the buck and let you deal with it. I had a small contract with a company for several years that was like that. I'd send my work in as soon as it was finished. They were constantly requesting the same reports I'd already sent in--sometimes 3 and 4 times. I finally quit that. Too much wasted time searching for things when I had already done my part. Such a hassle. You have my sympathy.
incompetent facility
Your story sounds like something from a small town (or small office). That many radiology reports withheld from being distributed, you know some of them had remarkable findings such as a chest x-ray that needed a follow-up MRI, CT scan, etc. I hope this girl gets terminated soon enough and out of there. Otherwise, the radiologists themselves will be paying the price and hence it would be followed through to the administrative office/CEO office of the medical center/hospital.
I, too, cannot stand the incompetent....N/M
incompetent offices
Geez Mandy, you must work for the same place I did before I left LOL.
About incompetent physicians...
Yes, they are definitely out there and getting scarrier day by day. Actually, the great majority of them are quite pathetic.
No one said liar ...
that's not the word "I" chose, ladies! You must be mis-reading. Have a nice day!
and I'm a liar it would seem
Vista does work with DQS (I just read it on the Medquist board). That's cool to know. :)
Oh, and let me tell you about another liar
I went to another physician for some lipo and he noticed the nasolabial folds and he guaranteed that inserting Gore-Tex inside underneath these would smooth them out. The procedure did not work and when I asked him about it and told him guaranteed he said just my word against his. I then reminded him of what my father always said - a man is no better than his word. Total lies once again and can you believe his answer- my word against his? I have lost most respect I ever had for so called doctors.
I would ask her to show you how she is accomplishing this!  I honestly do not think this is humanly possible.  I have a friend who had claimed she was doing 500 to 600 on average, turns out that was with HUGE templates!
So tired of dealing with incompetent offices...

they just emailed me for the upteenth time for a stat report that I already sent to them 40 minutes ago.  Wouldn't you think they'd check to see if they had it first!?!  Constantly emailing me questioning what they've sent me and when.  Why can't she keep logs like I do!?!  Doesn't take a rocket scientist!  Can't remember from day to day to send me patient lists.  Don't know what the heck she does with incomplete reports I've sent because doc doesn't give a name of messes up his dictation and cuts half of it off.  I'll get a call a couple of weeks later saying doc insists he dictated on so and so, but they never got the report.  I'm the one who has to go back and search for the nameless reports and match up the the patient they're missing with diagnoses, age etc., then tell her that's the one I sent you on that date that was incomplete.  Why can't she figure that out!!!  If I functioned like they do, I wouldn't last a week!  Sorry, had to vent.....

Someone at the office sounds incompetent. Don't let them toss
this one on you.  Simple solution:  Have the office manager, or an assigned employee, review the list at day's end daily, or at the beginning of the next day if the physician is still transcribing after office hours have ended.  Have the physician stack the dictated charts in a designated place each day, and do a comparison check against the list.  That is in no way your responsibility.....just another lagger trying to assign work to someone other than themself.
Okay so I spelled incompetent wrong. Sue me! Not working now! nm
Okay so I spelled incompetent wrong. Sue me! Not working now! nm
MQ lover-liar
If you have to say you don't lie, you are a liar.
And you are assuming I am a liar when you don't know


and how do you spot a liar??
just wondering. I have a bridge for sale.
I am definately not a liar and I can
honestly say that I've been doing VR on the eScription platform for over 4 years now, 2 years at my current employer, and at 0.04 a line I can easily do 500+ lines an hour. I have a great primary account that I have been on those 2 years and sometimes if I get the few dictators that have templates I can even do 700+ an hour. It most certainly can be done!
Not saying you are crazy or a liar.
Saying the state you live in is crazy though.

How does that have anything to do with a person's ability to operate a vehicle? That seems kinda outrageous if you ask me.
If you like constant chaos and working under incompetent management
Great for you!!! I am not here to call anyone a liar...
I started this thread and I just wanted to see if I have anything to look forward to in the future. I would love to make even 3,000-4,000 a month. That is still a good figure for me! As of right now I am making about $1000 a month, but I have kids to tend to also.
You don't think calling someone a liar is hateful? lol
Incompetent team leaders who keep switching rules and make you
switch accounts all the time.
But maybe mine is the only one that thinks she knows it all. What a witch!!
You said you "joined" the lawsuit. You did NO such thing! You're a liar!
How's that for spin? Didn't want to say it before, but you're right, why be polite? There is NO LAWSUIT TO JOIN NOW.  Only 3 employees are suing and we're NOT ALLOWED to join it yet.  So banter and pound your chest all you want, you joined in your dreams, sister!!
Talk about anger...anyone who posts a high IQ score is a pathological liar.....
So, are you saying that no MTs can have high IQ scores?? Just because you don't, we all have to be pathological liars? Sorry.
not a liar, not an old person, I make waaaaay over $20/hour, probably double (CA, .15-.17 line) sm

I have two accounts of my own and do vacation coverage for a few other MTs as well as occassional work for a lawyer and a psychologist.  I charge .15 for one clinic and .17 for the other clinic... clinic #2 is a husband/wife neurologist team, and the husband was a major A&& at first... with a very strong accent and every possible bad dictator habit you can imagine.  I told wife I would transcribe for her, but not for him, I had plenty of business.  She said charge whatever you want, have whatever turnaround time you want, just please don't leave.  At the time they were at .12... so I upped them to .17.  That was 5 years ago and now after having gotten to know him and his *quirks* I adore them both.  I am an IC, but they give me very large gift cards for Christmas, kind of in lieu of a bonus, I guess. 

Clinic #2... just this week took on another physician and I told them point blank it was too much for me to provide quick service and they may want to consider a service.  They said no way, we changed the turnaround time to one week with stats as needed.  I even asked them if they considered voice recognition and the office manager laughed and laughed. 

I am just now putting both clinics on digital, and after the initial cost, this will increase my estimated hourly wage as it will take away my delivery time and cost, and my paper and ink printing cost and time.  Though I still plan to visit each office on a regular basis for customer service and because I know my customer service is what got me here in the first place.

For the *occasional* work, the lawyer and pysch I charge $50/transcription hour. 

I know you will all doubt me.  But I work extremely hard, have put in my time with my education - not just learning MT but learning the ropes of running a business and how to do everything smarter, faster, and in the most efficient and sensible way possible.  I also have another business I do in a totally different field!  I am very blessed.  Well, I also know the fields I have chosen were perfect for me, and also I've had good luck.  You know what I think though?  I think my sense of humor and just being as honest and open and observant as possible has made this possible. 

Wait, you want me to walk in a masochist's shoes or a liar's shoes and work 80 hours for what?
Kick off the freaking shoes.  Why do you wear them 80 hours a week was the question.
Funny! Mine is almost as large, and I don't mind cleaning mine!
It's no problem at all.  Besides, I'll take lots of oodles of square footage any day of the week over living in a sardine can!
Totally Special, totally HOT! NM
Mine isn't like that. Mine is 2. All are programmed different.
You are totally right.
You are totally right. It would be nice to be paid hourly for what we are worth but that probably will not happen but it is the Transcriptionist first priority in my eyes to make sure the report is accurate before how much they produce in one particular hour. I would never just put anything because I did not know just because I wanted to make more money that hour that is why it takes experience in this business to make any real income. I know when I started out, I made more money babysitting than I did transcribing but as you gain experience there is less and less you have to look up and then you begin to make a real income.
I totally
Some people just don't know how to leave well enough alone.
This is totally different than having
Many prisons have work release however, they would NEVER allow an inmate to handle the US mail. Sheesh!

I have been at this only two months and am bored already - its the isolation and the repetitive work I have.  I have a clinic account with a small learning curve, so now my blanks are for the most part garbled words or medications that are unrelated to the specialty area.  I'm still building up speed of course, but now getting distracted/bored/daydreaming is slowing me down.  I count my blessings that the work is not that difficult but its a trade off.

I KWYM about short vs. long. I usually have 1-2min reports and that keeps me going but when I get a 7 minute one, especially if it is the person who talks very softly, pop goes the Diet Coke can!

I thought I would like working alone at home but now realize that I like to be around people.  Funny the things you learn about yourself that fly in the face of what you think you are like. 

I think I would be able to do better in house, but what I really want is contact with other human beings and a little more variety in my duties.

Empathizing right there with you.

The first one I get totally
My BF of one year does that. He does things that he knows irritates me because I have told him and then wonders why I get so upset with him. He might pinch me and I say stop about 5 times and it continues and I get totally ticked by then. Then he wonders why I am so angry all the time. Well DUH!
My worst experiences have been with Mom and Pops MT services...
Not sure totally following? sm

Just in case I'm not understanding, but seems okay to say ALL MTs; probably programmed so they can hit one key and it automatically goes to all MTs entered in this particular email function.  Just like they have a feature where when on vacation you can have email sent "i'm on vaction, will return such and such time.

Using own email, I think we all do?? At least thought so.



would like to know too!
i totally
understand where you are coming from but I also understand their point. They have burnout!
I totally agree with Kyrie
it totally seems like they try!
like they know i'm in here (trying to be) working and they rev up the leafblowers on purpose! i think they might have heard me yell SHUT UP GO AWAY!!! one day
We Must Have Totally -
See, I don't equate "great pay" to "great company." I've made more money at other jobs yet been completely miserable for one reason or another. I've found that I would much rather make a litle less and actually enjoy what I'm doing. While I do consider salary when accepting a position (obviously, otherwise I'd be a total moron), I put a little more weight on benefits, flexibility, communication, my level of interest, and other areas rather than excusively on salary.

I never look on it as a threat to anyone's job security, mine or my colleagues, if I praise an employer and suggest someone apply there. I figure if that person can get past the resume and interview process and ultimately land a job, it's up to me to be at the top of my game to ensure my job security. I expect my colleagues to all be at the top of their games as well.

I am, however, one of those annoying people who politely declines to give any of my friends a job reference unless I know first-hand that they're 110% qualified for the position and share my work ethic and dedication. I'm always fearful of recommending someone and that person, no matter how much I may think of them on a personal level, turns out to be a professional disappointment, then my credibility would be questioned in the eyes of my employer. I guess I'm just as paranoid in this particular area as you are in the area of sharing OP reports or the name of your employer.

That's what keeps life interesting, all of us having different attitudes, perspectives and expectations.

Thanks for the conversation...I always enjoy seeing different viewpoints.

I use ones that go totally over the ear - sm
I cannot stand anything else, and as I have the hearing of an owl I can hear just fine what is going on around me, obviously muted somewhat, but this way I can hear my doctors just fine. I use Maxell NC-II, about $30 at Wal-mart or on-line. First pair lasted a couple years, my next only about 6 months, on my 3rd set now. Very comfy though, though get ear zits now (4-6 a year) and then, guess from the sweat, etc. of having them on a lot, that part sucks.
I totally agree
This is a 10-year-old girl, not a mass murderer. She is in a lot of pain, having suffered a most significant loss, and is trying to reach out, not always in positive ways, but the flowers are wonderful. Where they came from does not matter. PLEASE do not read anything nefarious into her actions.

She needs help, and smiles, and maybe a hug when she is ready.

Fear is a terrible thing, particularly when it turns normally rational folks into masses of paranoid jelly. I despise that we have come to this.
I agree with you totally, thank you!

Not when I'm totally concentrating....sm
But if I get to the end of a report and realize my mind has been wandering, I'll go back and read the report.  It's usually fine, which makes me realize that after 30 years it's rote.  But I wouldn't take a chance.
You are totally freaking me out.
Same name, same lettuce, same wine, same seafood for dinner.  Are we living in a parallel universe, or are you stalking me?  Don't tell me, you grew the lettuce in your garden yourself?
I totally agree with you..
I have been editing work that would just BLOW YOUR MIND. On top of mispelled and misused words, we have bad grammar and punctuation and then typing something different than what the doctor says and if you read it, it doesn't make sense. For example, I cam across this yesterday, "which was done when he was very-very young apparently a ditch is inspected." He actually said "which was done when he was very, very young. Apparently, it did get infected." I come across contractions, etc. This gal actually argued that her scores are always 98%. There were so many redlines on her work, I might as well have scrapped it and typed it myself. I don't know if this is due to schools or not, but when I was a newbie, I don't remember making that bad of mistakes!!!
Thank you, I agree totally
Get over it already.  They cheated you, are cheating  you.  You MUST like it if you stay and continue to be treated that way.  How many other MTs have had a bad job????  Trust me you guys at MQ are NOT the only ones.  There are TONS of jobs out there.  Go get one, that is what the rest of us do.  Go do it.
I so totally agree sm

I posted my resume on MT Stars a couple of years ago and, like you, I was flooded with calls.  The company I selected, I didn't even know existed.  I have been a very happy camper for 2 years, plenty of work, decent pay, great tech support, wonderful people who make you feel like "family."  Best move I ever made.

I think maybe the reason why people keep allowing themselves to be used and abused by companies with sporadic work is the known versus the fear of the unknown factor.  Believe me, the stress of starting a new job is small potatoes compared to never knowing you will have enough in your paycheck to cover the bills!

I totally agree with you!!
I have stuff come up on my screen that just blows me away. Most of it could be fixed if they just read over their work and saw that the sentences do not make sense.