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No way, tell me they didn't...sm

Posted By: HomeMT on 2005-09-06
In Reply to: The fact is I am not working for them anymore and left them in - I try to keep a sense of humor

"they took out internet fees, insurance, etc."

Maybe I misunderstood the above. You don't mean your regular benefit deductions from a paycheck, do you? I can understand taking out taxes, but I'd raise holy heck about taking out benefit deductions. It certainly is not a regular payroll paycheck.

Along those same lines, I recently separated from a company that I worked for 2-1/2 months. When I first started, I had signed up for health insurance and the flexible spending account. You know, there's usually a 3-month waiting period before these benefits begin, and before they start taking out the deductions. Since I gave notice before the 3 months was up, I was shocked to see they began taking the deductions out on my last paycheck. I told the supervisor that I wanted that money back. They did make me wait for the next payroll, but I received that money back just today! It's worth a try!

2 cents, huh? As if you're not insulted already by the fact that they cheated you in the first place. The MTs should demand to know how they arrived at their amounts, and then be able to verify it.

I worked for them for 2 years and my line counts rarely matched theirs. Supervisors could not explain the discrepancy either. Two months after I quit, the news about the MT class-action lawsuit came out. Personally, I don't trust them.

Have a great time shopping on your unexpected money!!

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I didn't know you could pick and choose, thought you just went with what came onto your computer. 
Didn't know
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Wow. Didn't like that one bit.

I feel sorry for the employees.  I can't believe they were making that much inhouse!  I was only making $12.00 and had to answer phones, file, photocopy, greet patient's etc.  I left to do this and actually make a bit more (and saving tons on gasoline), but to be making $150.00 a day and have benefits?  That's gotta hurt.  My former employer "offered" benefits, but my health insurance was nearly $600 a month out of my pocket.  My husband insures us now for half that.  I can't imagine not having that.

I was offended by the part of the article that referred to at home transcriptionists making errors,etc.  I know for a fact that most big companies do not hire "newbies."  My poor niece was under the impression that all she had to do was take the MT course (don't remember the name, but it was a good one).  Even though she graduated early with high honors, she still can't find a job with a national. She found a few local accounts and is only making 5.5 cents per line.

I don't know about everyone else, but I've been doing this for 16 years and I found the "testing" for nationals frustrating!  I thought I failed miserably and was shocked when I was hired as my testing was 98% (2 of four dictators being fast talking ESLs and ER reports which I have never done and won't do again).

Ad in my paper today says:  "You too can work at home!  Become a Medical Transcriptionist!"  Seminar held at the holiday Inn and the ad gives the impression that anyone that can actually use a keyboard will be hired right off and make tons of money.

I didn't have any out of the NE
yesterday either...the Warminster office.  Haven't checked yet today...almost afraid to!
No I didn't see
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It is 26% , not 30%. I didn't say 30%.
Get it right. Geez.
Sorry, no. But I didn't want to let

I'm sure you already know there's lots of information on line.  My guess is that you wanted to hear someone's personal experience with the same problem.  I'm a relative "oldie" myself.  

I also don't have to tell you that your orthopedist is your absolute best and clearest source of information.  The only suggestion I do have is that you develop a list of specific questions to ask him, and only him, during your upcoming appointment.  Good luck. 

I didn't know
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The Website sounds like a totally legit, US MT co. You would never know it was offshore unless you asked. Good thing you asked before you went any further. Wonder why they ran an ad for US MTs if they are offshore? Maybe trying to get a US side started? I will have to keep the reverse lookup in mind, but Im sure not all companies will be that sloppy. I wish there was another way to find out that stuff. Were they nasty to you when you told them you wouldn't type for them? Thanks for the info!!!!
Well, I'[m sure she didn't think of that one!

...and I suppose you are perfect...never made a mistake or had bad judgement?  This is NOT what she needs right now.  Don't you think she knows she did wrong?  Get over it.  She is asking some very serious questions and doesn't need any moral opinions, okay?

They said I didn't have...sm
enough experience, which I thought was strange because I have nearly 10 years.  They passed on hiring me without so much as a test or speaking to me, and now I am the QA director of another company.  Kind of funny.  Their loss, not mine!  Glad I stayed where I am at.
Sorry, should be DIDN'T see that one.
I didn't see it as an ask for help.
deal with it everyday and do my best and go on.
Oh, Wow! Didn't think....

it would be that easy. I was absolutely in the dark on this.

I will be using the other keyboard, though, because the letters are completely worn off this one.


Maybe the best, but I tried em and didn't like em.
i didn't say
I worked for a national. Matter of fact i work for a very small company.
didn't anyone tell you to take them at the same
time every day, not the morning 1 day and noon the next, etc?
I didn't have a mean QA, BUT!!!

I had one that made me feel more than inadequate!  Nitpicky corrections EVERYWHERE!!! Going as far as--if the whole report was dictated in present tense and 1 word was dictated past, and I changed it to present, I would hear about it--then again, if I didn't change it, I would hear about it, too!  It was a no win situation for me.

There were always dumb corrections being made to my reports, always non-medical.  I just felt like no matter what way I would do something...I would get corrected back to the other way.  I never, EVER got any corrections back that were necessary.  Never changed the meaning of any report! I was to the point where I was spending 8-9 hours on 30 minutes of dictation..and I am NOT KIDDING!! trying to make sure that all of the "little" words were perfect. I was so paranoid the whole time--only to get more corrections!

I have QA'd at 99% to 100% monthly (never dropping below) on a verbatim accounts for 2 other companies and just could never understand why I couldn't do ANYTHING right for the other company.

Needless to say, I am a lot happier now with a much higher line count for sure!! Lol, making as much, if not more, elsewhere in 5 hours a day as I was for the other place 8-9-10 hours a day.

Sorry. I didn't mean to come across as
nasty. There are a lot of companies that pay by report and are good companies. MDI-FL, Keystrokes, MTS, T-South and MVTS all pay by report and I'm sure there are more. Again I apologize for sounding rude.
yea but he didn't look like the old KR....sm

Kenny has been quite open about all the plastic surgery he has had, he and Dolly Parton (good friends) have always been open about their multiple procedures, which I appreciate.  Kenny is 67 and just had twin boys not long ago, 5 wives, doesn't believe in prenup agreements, and hence, he admits he has lost tons of $$ via the prior 4 divorces.  He was just on TV on someone's special not 2 months ago.

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Really? I didn't know that. sm
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I didn't........

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you like the job with the school system?

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I didn't know there
were so many! Thanks for posting this info. it will help a lot of MTs.
The OP didn't ask if she should. SM
Some people have a more broad vision than just the dollar bills on the trees in front of them. They can actually see the forest!

You apparently have a grudge against the AHDI and use any opening to shove your personal opinion in.

Funny, really. That you would be so desperate to villify the exam. LOL

They probably wouldn't hire your dog, though, since you trained it. LOL

She didn't ask if she SHOULD, but she definitely
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didn't mean to cause so much

controversy. I was just venting after a very frustrating ESL. I still think they should have to learn the language better if they're going to practice medicine, but maybe that's why I'm "just" an MT. As for me, I'll stay in this country until I learn another language (lost most of my Spanish acquired in high school), but that's just me.

For those of you who are bilingual, good for you. I hope you are "bi-minded" as well, so that when those of us who aren't or have a difficult time with ESL, you can be a little more compassionate to our plight. I've encountered many ESLs in the last 10 years I've been MT'ing and this guy just really burns my butt. As if the thick accent doesn't hinder me enough, he has no concept of report format. But, alas, I'm done with him and not in the mood to get on that subject again.

As for the "cat" commentator, I think I know why you chose that name for yourself. Have a good one anyway!

I didn't thank you very much
But she probably didn't know going in that
Most of us assume that much. That being said, I wonder if you can get Stedman's spellcheck and add it onto their program, or something like that. Also, try www.download.com - They have a lot of spellcheck programs, some even for Macintosh, so maybe one would be compatible with your program. I realize you'd have to clear with your boss but if you do the legwork and present a few options, they might be more agreeable to it. Worth a shot!
Didn't know before I took the job!
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don't know about others, but i didn't
i only opened it to see what the hub-bub was about, read, and then closed... no clicking, no following, no linking...  don't most of us know better?   there has to be more of us who have been spammed.
Sorry you didn't get the whole
course.  It was nice class.  I just thought it was cool that they recruited a medical professor to give the course.
I didn't like 3rd at all
I tried it (gave it a good shot) but just couldn't sleep more than 3 hours or so. I liked working during the night, but sleeping during the day just didn't work for me. Plus when you have days off, you get off your schedule and cause even more trouble.

I think it only works well for a limited number of people.
I really didn't mean it that way...
I was extremely clear about that in my post. Post didn't say anything about a contract age...just if a 16-year-old could do it.

Unfortunately, there are so many scam companies out there telling people all they have to do is buy their $600 books and they'll be raking it in within a couple weeks. I was simply trying to nicely say...if that's what you're thinking, it's not gonna happen.

I wasn't trying to be mean or rude, and again...I said that in my post.
I just didn't appreciate
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I tried that, didn't help :(
Obviously no they didn't....sm
I have not done a lot of research on AAMT. I am relatively new to this field with only 1-1/2 years exp. I agree with you though from what I can see so far. AAMT has done nothing obviously or we wouldn't be getting such low pay.