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Miss all the action too. Not like it used to be.

Posted By: omt on 2005-12-29
In Reply to: Wouldn't trade a second of it.sm - Donna

Used to work for an old country GP. Had a guy stagger in with the tip of his finger hanging from a close encounter with a table saw. Blood everywhere. We gave him a roll of paper towels and went to fetch "the mop" out of the garage. It was 20 below out and the mop was frozen solid so we ran it under hot water in the kitchen sink and cleaned up the blood spills. No gloves. No worries.

Many stories from that place. My favorite was the patient in the waiting room with a paper bag full of baby chickens that he had to bring in because it was too hot in the car and he had to stop in on his way home for his weekly BP check.

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The class action against MQ by MTs should be about

forget about Ricca laws and tying it to hospitals and line counts.

They have lied and done smoke and mirrors to the point that there

probably could be a case made for that alone. 

And why do we never hear anything more about the SEC case?

And the FBI case against MQ for sending military information over

unsecured lines?

What happened to all that?


Legal action
First of all, my condolences to you and your wife. I feel for you. I lost an adult child 14 years ago. Among the many aspects of grief, the realities of your deceased child's legal affairs can be a nightmare. I am not a legal expert and I don't know if any legal changes have been made in the past years. At the time our son died he left behind a student loan for $13,000.00 and a personal loan for about $5,000.00. He was over the age of 21 when he signed for these loans. It was a nightmare for me and my husband. These creditors hounded us and threatened to get the money from us even though our son was 23 at the time of his death. One creditor even tainted our credit report because my son and his father had the same name. It was a complete nightmare for a couple of years. We sought legal advice, send copies of the death certificate to the creditors several times, and eventually things got straightened out. In your case you have an individual who claims money is owed to him. Did you daughter have a will? I assume she was still legally married. I would definitely seek legal advice. I doubt this individual can force you to pay on her debt if there indeed was one. However, you can stop the harassment by legal means. Seek legal counsel. The last thing you need is this aggravation. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Class action...
I was involved in several of these suits - most of them with Medquist - and the biggest check I ever got was $3.61.
Court action

I am not sure what your limit is for small claims court, it used to be $3500 here but know it has changed.   If it is more than one doctor in practice, you need to find out how they are listed through their business license, etc. through the state.  They helped me at the courthouse how to do this as it had to be listed exactly.  If you want to make a last ditch effort and make sure it isn't just the office manager that is not paying you, send a certified letter to each doctor that has to be signed by them and them only outlining what you will be doing and why.  You can act as your own collection agency instead of paying someone a commission to collect the money from you.   That is why I always keep on file a copy of their checking account number that they pay me on as I did sue once and we used it to collect the funds.  Also if the 7K is over the amount of small claims, then perhaps breaking out each individual doctor is under the amount.  But that is a pretty big amount and cannot believe that you let it go that high unless it is a large account and that is only one to two month's worth.  But again, try to get the correspondence directly to the docs as sometimes they do not know that the bill is going unpaid.   Good luck, let us know what happens.   Hopefully you are no longer providing service to this clinic.  Do some digging and get home address phone numbers if you are that gutsy and for that amount I would probably do it. 

Again, good luck.



Ask to see the software in action, if
possible. Ask if there is a spellchecker, and whether it checks medical terms. Oddly enough, the supervisor may be oblivious to the fact that the MT has to enter all the terms into just a standard English spellchecker, but at least ask the question. Ask if it is compatible with ShortHand or other program like that. Hopefully you will be allowed to talk to an MT who is using it. You want to see how efficient or backwards the software might be, and hear the sound quality. Do you get to make your own normals, or share them with another MT, so that you can't correct any errors you might find (but don't say that about errors out loud). Most radiologists are the opposite of psych dictators (from my experience). Radiology dictators tend to be fast and very efficient and need somebody who can give 100% accuracy. And if you can catch misspeaks and tactfully correct them or blank them, that will help. (But they are so smart that they are always shocked if they misspeak, so it has to be handled very carefully). Always think about where in the body you are and don't make anatomical errors for all of those sound-alike parts.
Take Further Action On Offshoring

Please, PLEASE people, especially all who left posts on the news story below, call the White House.  It is your right.  I do it all the time and I have not been abducted by the FBI yet.  They do not ask for your name or phone number or anything.  They usually are pretty decent to talk to. 

Tell them:  I AM CALLING CONCERNING THE OFFSHORING OF AMERICAN JOBS, ESPECIALLY OUR MEDICAL REPORTS LEAVING AMERICA WITH SENSITIVE INFORMATION ON THEM SUCH AS OUR NAMES AND SS# . Then take it from there.  Tell them that you MUST make your feelings be heard and you want the President to take action on this situation. 

As one person, I am only making a peep with my calls and emails, but if we all start calling and emailing in droves, we will make a roar.  Please, don't be afraid, we have to start taking action here folks.  Time will not wait.   

The White House Phone: 202-456-1111


The Capitol Switchboard:  202-224-3121

Obama and Biden:

Middle Class Task Force Questions:  Tell them to save jobs and stop all offshoring:
Your senator: Upper right hand corner, "find your senator"
Your congressperson: 

Let's do this together people

It is not a class action suit as of yet
It is not certified class action because MQ filed for the proceedings to be held in NJ with all the other law suits. Therefore, this is stalling the certification of the suit to class action. They have received numerous calls over the checks.

Of course they cannot offer legal advise as they are not representing all MQ MTs as of yet, it is still the original 3 that filed, but I don't think it would be wise to cash it. That is just me. I know there are those that will disagree and call me names, but thats my two cents.
Does the class action include the DEP
platform? Somewhere, don't remember where now, I thought I read the class action was about the old platform MedRite and was for a certain range of years. Is there info out there that the class action pertains to DEP also?
emails for action plan
and now they send out emails wanting to know our action plan for wkends, whether we are working, so they are cvd. no extra $$, just remind you to "get the lines while you can"
I was in a class action suit once & got $600
Legal action when not getting paid. sm

Hello fellow MTs,

I knew this was bound to happen.  I was an IC for a company and left after giving contracted one-week notice. Now I'm not getting paid for the work I did.

What is the first step to take?  I am prepared to get an attorney if need be but would like to take other steps before this. 

Anybody else have experience in this?  There are state differences.  I'm not sure which court to start with to start any court proceedings.  I guess that's where the attorney will help.

Thank you all so much for any advice.

Do most of us work the day shift, M-F? Action
I received an opt-out of a class action

lawsuit involving a certain MTSO and the other party involved (think it was formerly AAMT).  Anyway, since I won't get a dime even after having been ripped off all those years, I just threw it in the garbage.  AAMT, or whatever they call themselves now, plans on keeping ALL settlement monies for their greedy little selves.

When I worked for the MTSO there were rumors flying around about the 90 character line count that was then converted to 55 characters before going to the client.  The MTSO pocketed the rest.  Guess it really wasn't a rumor after all.  How sad. 

I was involved in a class action suit
against PayPal, probably 2 years ago, haven't seen a penny.  I was in a class action suit another time, can't remember who, and I did get some $$, I think about $15.00.   I don't initiate anything, just get e-mails or letters about them. 
I am part of three class action lawsuits.
Franklin-Templeton mutual fund apparently committed fraud while I was invested with them, Fen-Phen (the doctor's office notified me; sheduled me for a carotid ultrasound and had me come to a Radisson Hotel to meet with the attorneys) and MQ which I never really heard from but read about and this fraud took place while I worked there...

Bottom line is people should really not be getting money out of other peoples' pockets by fraudulent means.
Also, any action you eventually may take will have to happen in her state - not yours. nm
Might need to mail her a letter from a lawyer that requires a signature and take some action. nm
Affect is an Action (or psych state)..Effect is a rEaction
Sounds to me like a class action law suit just waiting to happen! nm
could it have to do with the class action law suit, my credit card company did that once...
they sent me a check of some money they supposedly owed me because someone filed a class action suit regarding their not posting monies received the same day and therefore charging people late fees, etc.  I got like $3.46 for something or other. 

perhaps it was a class action suit that was filed, and then of course MQ would have to go back and pay any monies due to everyone regarding the line-count discrepency issue.

maybe I am way-off, but if it is on the QT, that could be why.  once they pay you off, they are no longer liable, right?.

anyone else have any ideas?
Anyone ever tried Dual Action Cleanse or any other colon cleansing products? sm
The infomercial was not pretty, and this guy focused way too much on BMs and such, but said that John Wayne died with 42 pounds of undigested material in his colon ... yuck!  Supposedly, you use this product and feel tons of energy and all that ... wondered if it was just more hype or maybe someone had actually tried it.  ?
Happens all the time. Make phone calls for more definite action. nm
I have definitive proof from the MT that the money is owed. The MT is also taking action
on her part to get the unpaid wages compensated by the owner through the Labor Board.
Talk about blowing smoke! No one, not one MQ MT has "joined" the class action suit.
Its not even up to that point yet.  We will be notified and given the legal options via the legal system. So, if you claim you "joined it", you joined nothing - just gave your name to the laywers. Nothing more, so get over yourself.  If there is nothing more to pursue after discovery, you won't be joining anything!
Or even notifying an investigative reporter/call for action type of thing on tv - nm
And I bet you miss Dan Rather

how'd I miss that one? nm

Yes, we certainly are going to miss
him here in KY
I will miss them too!
I don't know if I can wait until next summer for it to start up again!
In the same both, I miss my WP5.1 ..nm
Um - did I miss something while I wuz gone??
I take a weekend off from the boards and now I'm gay??? The GOOD threads are always deleted whenever I don't visit! Shoot - what ELSE wuz said about me so I can hear the gossip too! No fair!

PS: I'm not gay but my best friend from hi school is - guilt by association? LOL
definitely don't miss that! nm
can't miss em
CSI, law and order, numb3rs, desperate housewives, nashville star, lost
can't miss...sm
Survivor, Amazing Race, American Idol, Medium, and Grey's Anatomy
Hit or Miss?

Ok, from what I am gathering is that it is pretty much a "hit or miss" when it comes to taking MT courses, no matter who they are. 

I have never heard anyone say anything negative about Andrews or M-Tec.  Is it possible that ALL of their students are 100% satisfied?


What I miss and what I don't

What I miss from in-house - being able to talk to the doctors and techs about problem reports, being able to ask for clarification and get an immediate answer, very easy QA, very easy dictations, the easy wardrobe (we wore scrubs), the security and perks, knowing if I had a low production day or took vacation my check wouldn't suffer, and the friends I made there.

What I don't miss - Getting paid the same (or less) than than slackers, having to rotate weekends, constant interruptions, constant demands (fax this, drop what you're doing and find my report, boring staff meetings while the work piles up, shop/cook for this potluck), little kids screaming in the hall, politics and getting along with difficult people.

But I'd say - go for it, if you'll make more money at a job that close, its a chance in a lifetime.

Did I miss something?!
Why do people insist I am not listening, researching, and typing?! I am so stressed out to the max to try and impress people for what?! Pennies per line! No feedback anyone gives me is going to change the fact that the blind leads the blind at the service?! Do it this way, no do it that way?! No "listening" is going to make an ESL talk any better, slower, or clearer! Wow! I came here for support, from people who understand, not to get a "keep trying, you'll never know everything!" I NEVER said ANYTHING about not wanting feedback or about my ability! None of this has to do with what was originally posted! Please, only reply with what pertains to the actual post! Thanks!
did I miss something? what does this message mean?
Just wonderin' , BTW!
Dont miss it at all......

Been without it for a year now.  I have a greater appreciation for PBS!!  And, I find that since I have the television on less, I am much more productive.  My kids are out of the house now, I currently live alone, so did not need cable. 

I do get my fix of viewing when I spend the week-ends at my fiances place tho.

MQLOVER I miss you too
Are you with Frankie Boy. Heard he got banned. May be you guys are out. It is Friday night.

Did Zipper go with you?
I miss Janelle!
Darn Maggie and Yvette! Janelle deserved to win Big Brother 6, IMHO. She was the best. Hate what's left of the "Nerd Herd."
I love BB6 and I miss
Janelle, too! I don't want either Ivette or Maggie to win! They are disgusting.
Oh, it's Miss I Have the Last Word!
Okay, here's my reply. Go ahead and post yours now.

Control freaks always want to home school. I should have known.


So predictable.

Okay, honey, go ahead and post. I know you're itchin' to!
I miss the hospitals too.
But things are so different there now that the online companies exist. It changed the way transcription is handled in most places. When I went back to working for a hospital last year, the supervisor wanted a certain amount of lines per day versus minutes per day like the old days. It was an outrageous number and with no Expander or medical speller or anything.

I miss dancing

Haven't gone out dancing since about 1990.

I told my 24-year-old I want to go before I die and she said she would take me to a club with drag queens who perform on stage. I can't wait!!!

did I miss anything good?
you miss the point entirely...sm

the posting is very specific as to what information to provide to apply for the job. No one is telling anyone WHEN or HOW to do any work. We are not even there yet. And I am well aware of what the IRS definition is of a contractor - you forget that one of the requirements is that the IC is supposed to provide THEIR OWN equipment to get the work done. 

As far as buying software to work for you that they probably wouldn't be able to use elsewhere-- they don't have to. I never said they had to. I just said if they wanted THIS JOB, they had to. I specifically gave the example of a C-phone. I hardly consider a C-phone to be equipment you can't use anywhere else. And if they are aren't willing to buy the C-phone...fine.  But then don't apply for a job posting where you are told it is required!!!

For the attachments, I didn't say it was a big deal. I know how to delete. The point is: Hello?  can you follow directions? Can you read?

"Most other companies either do payroll deductions or provide software at no charge with the explicit language in the contract that software is to be deleted upon termination." And tell me how many of those companies are willing to hire and train a newbie fresh out of MT school? I'll give you a hint, starts with Z for zero.

If you can't afford the equipment that is listed in the job as a requirement for the job, then don't apply. That's all. I just don't get why they are applying when they aren't willing to fulfill their end of the proposal?

I sometimes miss the noise of the sm
keyboard. I really liked the sound of the IBM wheelwriter. My kids use to say it sounded like shooting a gun when I would be in my office typing.
I reply to either because I don't want to miss a
possible good opportunity.  It doesn't matter to me if the pay rate is listed or not.
L'il Miss know it all
I think someone should chase you around with a pitchfork. I am surprised that anyone would even hire you with your nasty attitude. The world does not revolve around you, although you seem to want to make it so.
Yes, my friend and I miss her :-(

What a small world!