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Nope, you got that wrong. What we're afraid of is

Posted By: supporting a pro-offshore, anti-US-MT bunch. on 2008-06-10
In Reply to: Those who make remarks about SM - my opinion


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Nope, not wrong at all
To begin with, you have absolutely no obligation to help anyone in this business become your competitors. To get where you are today, it took you a lot of work, a lot of trial and error, and a lot of mistakes, no doubt. (At least for me it did.) Despite this, you have willingly shared your experience and expertise for free without asking anything in return. You have done far more than anyone should expect. Advertising is HARD. It takes WORK. Don't go giving it up for free now. If you want to help people start their own MTSOs in the future, write a book...start a consulting service. lol!

I have advice for anybody looking for their own account. Just start making calls. CALL, CALL, CALL. That is what I did, and what I recommend. I made 50 calls in one day a couple weeks ago and got 2 new accounts. Nothing special, I just asked if they needed transcription help. It's not that hard people!
They're afraid to speak up for the MTs...
Too many companies are so desperate to get the accounts, they are afraid to speak up and tell the hospitals/clinics, etc., they have to clean up their act when dictating. They need to set in place strong guidelines for dictating, no mush mouth, kids screaming in the back, no cell phones or talking to others or be in a room where others are talking, etc. They're as afraid to speak up as the individuals in the hospitals are afraid to say anything to the docs. Well, if they want their work done properly, they should stand up for us. I've had this happen in hospitals where administration was scared to death of offending a particular couple of "high admitting" physicians, big money makers for the hospital. They just expected us to "deal" with it and then the docs complained LOUDLY about blanks. Maybe if someone had the b***s to say something direct and stop treating these physicians as if they're gods, they might get the picture.
Nope, you're not the only one. I'm there, too. - sm
I never made more than a slightly comfortable living as an onsite MT. Now that I work for a national, in addition to the line count that has now plateaued out and I just can't seem to get any higher, the paycheck that was already too small to begin with, never did grow like I'd hoped it would. The sudden jump in gas prices and everything else from rent to food to postage stamps has hit me hard. Now I have to actually SAVE for luxuries like a bottle of shampoo. And I water down the old bottle of it to stretch it out as long as I can so I don't have to buy more. I try to drive the car only twice a week - once for a grocery run, and once to hang out with friends on the weekend. Even that has been cut back, and I've started visiting the friends just every other weekend. And no raise in sight (as if it would even help, at this point.) Won't be too long before I could actually do better financially on welfare than I can by working. I hate being poor, and even more I hate watching my life get smaller and smaller, along with the buying power of my meager earnings.
Nope, me and hundreds of other MTs. You obviously no not what you're
posting about! Compare me to Clinton, fine with me! I'm not sticking my neck out for hanging by explaining anything in detail to you! If I did, I would be "nutz"! Again, nuff said. You are STILL alone out here!  Bye!
Nope, we're everywhere on this board! Can't you smell us??
Nope. Key is training when they're pups.

My dog knows better than to come near my office space.  I've never had to so much as speak to him.   All I had to do when I set up my office and he stuck his nose in was to say "no" and he's never ventured near since (almost 2 years).

I've never yelled at my dog and have never even dreamed of whacking him with a newspaper or anything.  I just taught him when he was a puppy that no means no, the difference between my "authority voice" and my "fun voice" and that he gets rewarded for his good behavior.

He knows that hyperactivity is for outdoors only and even my kids know that if they want to get the dog hyper, they need to take him outside.  He also knows better than to venture near the dinner table when we are eating.

But WE also know that he is a dog.  Sure he's a "member of our family" but he's a dog.  He has his dog bed, his dog toys, his dog food and his bag of dog treats for good behavior. And this is because?. . . . .he is a dog.

My cats don't come in my office either, but that's because I hiss at them. 

We have a cocker spanial who is afraid of storms and afraid of the dark! He is up every night severa
Even with a night light he still gets afraid of the dark and I have to get up and pet him and tell him it is okay, et cetera. He will finally settle and go back to sleep, but will do it again throughout the night. I let him sleep in my room thinking it would help..but it didnt. He is just a big baby, so we love him and try to make him feel as safe as we can. If we have to deal with thunderstorms and the dark we are in for a long night!!
they're wrong

The report is not valid unless the doctor signs it.  If there is something incorrect on there and he still signs it anyway, he is verifying that the information is accurate and then he is responsible for the error, not you.  I don't believe a transcriptionist has ever been held legally liable.

You're wrong.
He was not making speeches about the war when the hurricane was coming or after.   I think everyone was too busy attending meetings.   But at least he wasn't blaming everyone else like Mr. Mayor.
No, you're not wrong.
You're still WRONG!!!
You're too busy trying to prove everyone else wrong that you're not even paying attention to the original question, which was why do newscasters say "pleaded guilty." The answer is because that's the proper use of the word: The past tense of plead is PLEADED. The word "pled" is an Americanized version of it, probably derived from lead/led, hence plead/pled. It's acceptable - but not as proper as pleaded, which is why newscasters, public speakers, etc. use it.

So, before you go ahead and plaster a big WRONG!!! under someone else's comment (which is so completely obnoxious), make sure that you are correct and know what everyone is talking about in the first place. Maybe you're the one who needs to do the studying up.
I think you're wrong.
In this instance anyway. I don't see how they can stop someone off shore from posting questions like the OP.
They're wrong.
Whoever told you that it is the law that you must give a SS# to register your child is misinformed. A SS# is not to be used for identification per the original intent of the SS. I have never given the school a SS# for any of my kids and they had no problem at all; they assigned a student number to each one. If this person is insistent, ask to speak to their superior or contact a school board member--that usually gets the problem solved in a hurry.
No, you're wrong.
The rate of pay in this industry has NOTHING to do with intelligence. There are companies willing to work for less than others. Hospitals/clinics, etc., want to see an improved bottom line, so the contract goes to the lowest bidder. It's more about the cost of living and the standard of living in the country where the work is being done.
No, you're wrong....
Please understand that not all Americans have the same ideas.  Some of us see things from a different angle.  Do not be closeminded.  No one is asking you to agree, but have some respect and try to learn from others' perspectives.
You're right, everyone else is wrong. There.
How do you know you're being trained wrong?

Can you give some specifics?  BTW, many MT rules do not follow standard English grammar rules.  We either go by the BOS (AAMT Book of Style) or per account specs provided.  Each job is different.  If you want a paycheck, you learn to adapt to their particular style.

I seriously doubt anybody's going to hire an untrained QA person.  A person has to have years of experience as an MT before doing QA.  Honestly, if you're that unhappy, quit.

Wrong. You're the only one who sucks
more than Monica. In fact, you sucked so much, you were the first american to overdose on semen. They were barely able to save you. Yo daddy and uncle ron kept your throat full of protein.
I think you're all wrong. It's all about getting the work done
for the hospital in the fastest time possible and my company doesn't care if I do it or if you do it (if you worked for us) or if someone else does it, just get it done for the client. So complain as you like, find somewhere else to work if you need, but get the work done. That's the bottom line.
you're not wrong..just full of yourself.

I dunno if you're wrong or not...
or even a shrew or not. If it were me, though, and in fact it was me a couple of months ago, I'd not go out to lunch a couple of times to be able to get my keyboard. How much is this ergonomic keyboard you are needing anyway? When my ergonomic keyboard bit the dust a couple of months ago, I got on e-bay and got mine for $8.00 ($1.00 bid, $7.00 S&H). It came right away and my soreness and achiness for those few days went right away! But, even though this keyboard retails $50.00, I am wondering how much the one you want costs; way over $100.00? I guess what I'm getting at is I'd just take my kids to the park with Colonel Sanders AND get my ergomic keyboard too. I am sorry that your husband responded so coldly. My husband would bend over backwards to help find a for me to get the keyboard, but I can't see where I'd even make it his problem. I would just adjust my budget so I could get my keyboard and let my husband know what I was doing to be able to get it (and this is what I did a couple of months ago). I guess I don't see how this is such a huge issue; we're only talking about a couple of weeks, right? Of course your health and well-being is of great importance, and an ergonomic keyboard is a high priority because of your symptoms, but would it be that awful to adjust your budget just one time so you could get the keyboard? I guess I don't get to get out that much anyway, so missing a couple of lunches with friends wouldn't be that bad for me!

I've totally missed something here I am sure, right?

Anyway, I do hope your symptoms get much better soon; take care of yourself, especially regarding CTS.
You're right, hubby & son are wrong. :) nm
You're on the wrong board!
This particular board is for medical transcriptionists, so we can't help you. Sorry!
Either way, you're in the wrong place. sm
Please read your own message. You made two errors when you neglected to take out two headers not needed, IMO. I don't mean to be rude, but you said it yourself.
You're totally wrong.

The hospitals know exactly where their work is being done.  Large facilities contracting with offshore (or US nationals who provide the offshore liason for them) do it knowingly and with one goal in mind - savings.  It's unfortunate, but it's happening every day.

No you're not wrong but my statement stands too
If it was your daughter missing and the media basically concentrated on a demographic other than yours, you'd be wondering why you can't get help for your daughter too. Media looks for sensationalism and the since outrage currently involves young children or affluent, pretty, white young adult females, that's what the media flocks to.
If you don't know what a typo is, you're in the wrong business.
This is a message board, not a paid document.
you're wrong, I type for an MD w/ADHD...nm

Fantasia doing just great- you're wrong..sm


All about Fantasia and what she's doing, TV, songs, etc. 

For those who think Clay was a better more soulful singer than Ruben....those people who think that..... evidently have not one soulful fiber in their body....

Gaydar is what Clay Aiken is all about......to each his/her own....

Sorry, I think you're all wrong. This is the sexiest man alive...!

You're both right and you're both wrong.
There are too many variables to give an accurate--or even estimated--count. Using a standard 1-inch margin, you may have short lines and lots of paragraphs and get a lower count. If no paragraphs and it's a full page of text from margin to margin, you get your higher count. You can't possibly use an average count because of variables, which is why no one can commit to a pat answer.
LOL, maybe you should stop reading anti-Bush blogs because you're wrong.
Nope, I don't feel "LUCKY" to be treated like an imbicile by my company. Nope, No way.
wrong, wrong, wrong. work is being outsourced because of $. period. not because of unqualified MTs
You're probably doing nothing wrong, employee status seems to be the norm with IC status primaril
SE status instead of IC? For me,SE status is heaven -with part of taxes paid and flexibility in my schedule. Have you ever applied to MDI-MD? They only accept qualified, experienced MTs and stress quality in their transcription. From what I read of your qualifications, it sure would be worth contacting them.

Per "see mssgs" comment regarding age discrimination later on in this discussion, I'm 64 - no problem getting hired at a line rate higher than average. Age is not a factor with MDI-MD - knowledge and quality is !!!
I typed a report on the wrong patient as the doc keyed in the wrong info, SM
He later said the correct patient's name and I SWEAR to this day I made the changes but somehow the report when through without the correct patient and changes made. I still remember that incident.
Fantasia wrong??? Haven't seen the OP's CD, couldn't have been too wrong.
That's what I was afraid you were going to say.
Why are you afraid?
Why are you afraid to state your business name?  You have said yourself that you rather like Indian MTs when compared to US MTs, so why not come forth?  Could it be because you really do need the US MTs to run your company and make your bucks? 
I'm afraid...
I've been sworn to secrecy. I simply cannot divulge!
I'm afraid...
Janelle lost the final HOH competition and Yvette won, who immediately evicted Janelle, so now its just Yvette and Nurse Maggie. Yvette basically gave the game to Maggie now since most of the evicted guests do not like Yvette and won't vote for her. How dumb!
I'm just afraid
she'll do it and LOOK OUT when it comes time for her to flash her
if ya know what I mean. LOL
Her and her boyfriend might be approximately Demi and Ashton's ages, but that is the only similarity. LOL

Yes, I'm afraid so...
Tonight at midnight, according to PC World. They said it probably won't do much damage, and is a single person doing it. Weird. U might want to go to Microsoft's web page and get their just released security update for this - I did and I feel all safe and cozy!
That's what I'm afraid of!! nm
Afraid so, saw one ad for 6 cpl...
I've been trying to get extra work for a while now but I will not work extra hours for what they are offering, especially when it is left over stuff and late hours.
I'm not afraid

I am just a very private person and I do not want other people knowing my business unless they have a NEED to know it.

If you want to shout from a soapbox, find something worth shouting about. This is getting boring.

That's what I was afraid of. Thanks...NM
That's what I was afraid of...
I saw a demo of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 Medical Edition on the Nuance website. The doctor in the demo dictates a section of a report and the software makes no mistakes whatsoever. While this part is hard to believe, he then says "select congestive heart failure", which the software does and highlights. He then says "ICD-9 that", and the software inserts the correct ICD-9 code in parentheses behind the selected text. The ICD-9 codes are pre-programmed and inserted based on recognized *text*, so as long as the right text is highlighted, the only way an error could occur is if the programmers had entered a wrong ICD-9 code, which is unlikely and would be quickly fixed with a version update. I don't know if this will eventually eliminate coding or if it will just make coders more productive, but that coding course at AHIMA is looking more and more like a waste of money. An online Bachelor degree is beginning to look like the only way out of this conundrum.
It's about morality - not censorship! Right is right and wrong is wrong!
P.S. Don't be afraid to go over the head of
your local boss, they are likely to stonewall you. You should follow protocol and START there, but do not hesitate to carry it further if not satisfied.......... the protocol for this is actually outlined on QNET.
thats silly. what are they afraid of if
I mean come on, we won't become millionaires.  There should NOT be a limit on how much you make.  A raise per year for cost of living, a raise or higher rate for experienced and good MTs, and also a raise for putting up with the BS.