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Okay I work for Q and have "spare time" what is your sun sign?

Posted By: Does it suit your personality? on 2006-01-17
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Amuse me with astrology stories while I sit by my computer on my scheduled work time with no work.

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Do you think it's a sign? Time to move!
For next time: Don't sign a contract like this. SM

You should be paid no matter what. Insanely crazy that some people think your pay should depend on theirs!

Time to sign up for direct deposit.

Only way to go.  My mail"girl" delivers usually at 11:30 a.m., but on her days off I don't get the mail sometimes until after the bank is closed.

If your company doesn't offer direct deposit, the I guess the only thing you can do is sit and wait for the mail.  Frustrating, isn't it?

I tried to sign up online, and it won't work with my
If it is a medical office, they should have one as we all sign one when we work there -- nm
when you work for a national, you sign a confidentiality agreement...?
the same rules would apply, and you must have signed a confidentiality agreement with whomever you work for. you can be fired, if breached.

my opinion, as a professional, you transcribe it and mums the word...

when I worked in a hospital, someone was caught 'sharing' information about the CEO from a transcription report, and was fired on the spot.
Do you mean sign a contract stating that you won't work for another company?...sm
If so, I did not have to sign anything saying I would not work elsewhere while working for them.
Can you use a plus sign for hyper and minus sign for hypo?
I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
I made over 26,000 this year...
I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
Same thing with nationals. You work all the time to keep the account caught up when others dont work
and then when they decide to put a whole lot of extra people on your accounts and run you out they could care less about how much you worked.
I work for Warminster at MQ and I am sick to death of being jerked around with no work all the time.
I would like a job where I can depend on the work and it does not seem to be in this office of MQ.
Has anyone breast fed while trying to work at home, can you do this and still work full time?
It seems like the more literature I read on the subject, the longer it seems to take, especially in the beginning when you are breast feeding every two hours, or does it really just depend on the baby?
I work a full time and a part time, but not sure about 2 full-time...
My hubbie is disabled and I am the only one in my family working also, so I fully understand. You will not have a day off at all working 2 full-time as that is going to be the only way you will get in all your hours. I work one job in the mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and do have off one day a week, but if I had to get in the extra 15 hours to make the other job full-time I am not sure how I would do that other than lose my only day off. Also, make sure you have your account specifics in front of you at all times because you will get yourself confused as to who is what and having notes will help in that area. Good luck to you, as it is possible, but forget about your house being clean, having any social life, etc. Feel free to email me personally if you just need someone to talk to, as I have been where you are and still am.
That is true, when you sign up you sign up from the
day your former insurance terminated. Then it is on a month to month basis.
I work 2 and have for some time
Pretty much ever since my separation and then divorce back in 2002 I have worked 2 and 3 jobs. Right now I work a full time MT national job and a part time job for an imaging center doing MT and coding. It is hard sometimes to get it all done. I try to do my MT job and just do the other either in the mornings before or at night after. I am lucky in that my position is flexible. He emails the dictations from Express Scribe and sometimes he waits and sends a bunch at a time instead of daily. Those times it is hard to do it all. Doctors have minds of their own and sometimes forget they are not the only busy ones. The coding I do daily so no worries on that. My tip is to try to get enough rest and try to keep time in for family. I have a hard time with that some days. When my son says he wants to spend time with me I just have to make time and take the reality check seriously.
I became an IC 75% of the time and work for

I get to pick and choose what junque I'll take privately *LOL* 

Working for the nat'l is merely to supplement a tad what I'm not yet making privately....but if I got 2 more MDs, I'd probably dump the nat'l....*LOL*

best of luck 

How do you have any time to work?
You talk way too much. I doubt you can be that productive with these long, long, numerous posts.
I work for them and always on time nm
When do you know it is time to look for work?
I work for an MT service as an IC.  The last 6 out of 10 days I have had no work.  The other 4 days it has been light.  I know it's summer and its' slow but this really hurts the pocketbook.  And the company does not communicate anything at all to me.  If I call them, its' check back in 2 hours.....it's a broken record.  Should I sit tight or start looking?
when you know it time to look fo work

I have 5 accounts and haven' t had a full paycheck since  last October. Always run out on the weekends. Depends what account you have if you get work. I can't understand these MTs who are makey 50 grand a year.  Where do they work

I would go where you are sure you will have steady work all the time.
I can't remember the last time I ran out of work...sm
don't understand why people say that so much.  Must be a regional thing.  Well, I am sorry for the ones who run out of work and I am praying that things pick up across the board!
part-time work
www.thomastx.com - Hope to hear from you soon. Dee
I always have more work this time of year
I have my own office account and patients try to get in their yearly appointments before their yearly deductible is due in January again so my work always picks up this time of year. January is usually a little slow for me but it picks back up by February normally and stays quite consistent the rest of the time.
Yes, I work on the road all the time. I have...
I have a TASP (MetroScript) and so I can download my voice files as long as I can get an Internet connection. I even worked while on vacation in another country. It was awesome (well... working on vacation was not so great). We had no problem finding free wireless connections in the US but I did have to dial up when we were in another country. But my TASP handled everything else. I'm actually very happy with them. (www.metroscript.com)
So it's time we all start doing our own work (sm)

We cannot afford a middleman anymore.

If you think that's bad, try living on the 7-8 cents a line and still having the expenses of paying for equipment, etc.

Time to just find your own accounts, folks.

If you are only looking to work part-time (sm)

why not put an ad in the yellow pages for a word processing or typing service?  Typing is becoming outdated and I wouldn't waste the time and money on school.  Besides it takes a long time to get up to speed.

I'm the one who posted below about seeking medical care.  So now I have a nerve compression in the neck after years of being hooked up to a machine typing.  So the time deadlines add to the stress and do not help either.  I will try to enjoy my early retirement, I'm pretty young for a nerve compression.

Part-Time Work?
I am interested in training as an MT and would only want to work PT. Is it realistic to think this is possible?

My husband already has great benifits so that is not an issue. And I do not need full-time income, just enough so he does not have to travel so much.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
Anyone work two jobs at the same time?
I only have dial-up and it is so so slow and now the company I work for has "updated" their system which has made my downloading even slower and can only download two jobs at a time.. so now I have to sit and wait for the next job to come through.  The hours at my present job are becoming less and less flexible too and most places I have inquired about want you to put in an 8 hours shift.  My situation is that I was getting my line requirements in in about 4 1/2 hours, but now with the so slow system, I fear I will be sitting and waiting for work and I just can't stand not being productive... after all I'm not being paid to sit.  Was thinking about taking another position, working 5 minutes on one computer, switching to another and working 5 more minutes while my work downloads on the first, and back and forth.   Anyone else do this?   Can it be done?  or am I just taking on more than I can handle?    This downtime really is killing me, not just $$$, but psychologically too... I'm a Type A and I just want to Git Er done.  Any suggestions? 
Where I work, turnaround time
Where I work, turnaround time has become a major issue -- 1 hour turnaround time for reports which are not lower priority.
Will they let you do a work type at a time?
Or maybe a couple of the specialties at a time?
I know it's work, but is it worth your time?
Or should I have said, what level of frustration can you tolerate - I should have stated in the above post that this is time consuming and can seem daunting, but if you choose to do this, just take one step at a time and choose a chunk of time you will have free, and in the end, you may just have to make the time because our computers are our livelihood and need to keep them in good shape.  Then again, you can just hire someone to do it for you; and just a clue, they use a lot of these programs too.  But registry issues, of course, that is another issue - a professional would definitely have to tackle that one.  Take care!
I write down what time I sit down to work....sm
Then I don't allow myself to get up until I have done an amount that I think is sufficient before taking a break.
Week Day Time Work Only

Has anyone heard of MT work that can be done during the daytime hours only.  I am currently being hassled/bullied into working nights, my sole reason for leaving a hospital job and working from home for a national company.  I may just have to send out 1,000 resumes to see if any local doctors/MTSO need such a position, but I am really beginning to doubt.  What about you?  Do you all work nights, weekends?  TIA.

Clinic MT looking for part-time work
Clinic MT with 3+ years experience in family practice, internal medicine, ENT, and cardiology looking for part-time work.  Prefer to work in Word, 2000+ lines per week.
Which MT companies seem to have enough work all the time for their MTs and pay decently. Thanks.
part time work at home
medquist will provide partc time work and equipment, call 1800dictate for more info or apply online
I work part time for Spheris...(sm)
They will hire you part time for the hours you're looking for; however, they don't hire IC status, which is what I wanted.

Spheris is not working out for me at all, but maybe it'll be what you're looking for.

Good luck!
I work 2 part-time IC jobs..sm
I feel like I have more stability that way just incase I want to leave one job or run out of work I always have a back-up.
I work 2 full time IC jobs. nm
I feel like I work all the time too and my kids- sm
are always asking me if I have to work (usually I do). Lately though I have started trying to go to bed by 10 and get up at 3, work from 3am-6:30am, get them off to school, then I have all day from 8-3:30 available to work. Then be free for them after school and work again after they go to bed if necessary. I am still not disciplined enough though and work more than I should, i.e. surf the internet, come here, etc. Waste time in other words. So if I can "stay" on my butt and work consistently I can average 16 minutes of dictation an hour, which is good for me. All I can say is try to set up a schedule adn stick to it. I keep meaning to write one up, but have not as yet myself (did this for college and hung it on my wall), so maybe your post will inspire me. Good luck.
I work 2 full time jobs..
I work from 8:00 - 4:30 then get home and start working about 6 pm. until 12-1 a.m. It's tough to do, but can be done if you are determined enough. I've been doing for almost one year now. The bad thing is I work salary during day hours, and paid cpl at night, so nothing is overtime pay for me. Would be easier to have one job with overtime allowed. We girls just do what we gotta do, don't we?
Vonage doesn't work all the time
I had AT&T but wanted to try Vonage. 2 a/c's - one was fine with Vonage (in fact better quality). The 2nd a/c is too tinny, etc and I can't use it. So try it out first.

This "business" thing seems to vary. When you ask them about a "business" a/c they told me I didn't need one. Now I am running into people all over who have phone cos bugging them about usage. LOL - it says "unlimited long distance" - it doesn't matter if you use it for friends or for dictation. I'd be curious to see what happens with a lawsuit, because they may lose. Business a/c's are generally for people with multiple lines and special needs re quick repair times. It has nothing to do with how much you use the phone to call one number.

I'd try confronting them with this.

I spec. told Vonage what I do and asked if I need a business a/c and they told me now also. See if they change.
Those people obviously do not work full time or want to
make a good living. I would work at McDonald's before I would let someone take my house. If someone is not making enough money in this field, it is them, not the industry. Tired of everyone tip-toeing around this issue. The money is there but you need to buckle down and do the work. Stop whining and start working.
Our Directway doesn't work all the time -
it depends on the weather. So far this has been a mild winter and it has been working great. I don't know how it would be for Meditech. I get my work on CDs.
I work as an IC, get .105 with full -time schedule. NM
I only work part time statutory and
full time with another company, I have a little bit extra withheld from my FT job each paycheck. I try to save 30% of my SE job pay to have on hand when tax time comes, even though I don't need that much, it covers me for everything plus after tax time I still have money in savings. It does depend a lot on your life though, what deductions you have, what tax bracket, etc. I am single with no kids, so I wind up in a higher tax bracket, therefore feel comfortable only when I save more.
Yes, you can train as an MT and only work part time. sm
But the training period on average is 2-4 years, depending on how you go about it and what you want to do. If you have excellent spelling, grammar and listening skills, you have a chance. In order to do acute-care work, you would probably be wisest to train through one of the on-line schools recommended by AAMT (whatever the initials), since they are recognized by the national companies and you can get a job, if your grades are good.

If you just want to try for a clinic job and you have some background in medical terminology, you MIGHT find someone willing to work with you as a trainee, but that is difficult.

Any way you look at it, it will be several years before you can expect much if any income. In my experience, most MTs make between $12-$20 an hour, depending on their speed and luck finding the right job, and years of training.
How reliable can they be if you still have to check their work after all this time? Just getting th
does not make them reliable.
I work two part-time jobs
and that seems to keep it more interesting for me. I work on two different platforms. One is a small hospital where I am an IC, and the other is an MTSO where my account is a huge hospital. I think having to juggle the two jobs, supervisors, etc., keeps me more distracted. But, yeah, it can get really boring at times.

I quit for 2 years a few years ago because I was seriously burned out and felt brain dead, but when I started looking for work again could not stand the thought of going to an office, so here I am again.