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Ops and ERs -- my fastest money-makers. NM

Posted By: Busy MT'ing on 2005-08-30
In Reply to: Which ones pull in the green? - Money-maker accounts


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ERs. Really easy money makers. sm
If only we were all so lucky to have just ERs. 
to all you pro cookie makers
How do I get my sugar cookies to look like the pictures?  Mine keep spreading out and the Christmas trees look like a big blob.  Thanks!
I'm with you - I once wrote a letter to the makers of Sensodyne (sm)
toothpaste, as on the box, it said something about "receeding gums."  They wrote me a letter and thanked me (I was hoping for $) - but they told me they had enclosed a coupon for a free tube (BUT IT WASN'T IN THERE!! - On my son's high school graduation program, it listed the class song and the class "moto."  That one killed me. To this day I ask him if he remembers his class moto.   I notice it everywhere - drives me crazy.  What about street signs - there is one around here for the "bussiness district." 
I have only had the fastest DSL, but my ISP
has a speed test on-line that will supposedly show the difference in the various high-speed services.   I don't do VR, so can't say how that would be affected. 
N is the fastest, but it isn't

widely available ye.  Most are backdoor compatible with each other, so that if you got an N it would be compatible with b and g.    I don't know that all are backdoor compatible so check to be sure.    I definitely wouldn't get anything less than a g. 

The FAQ's on this thing say the fastest
Don't think so.
Easiest and fastest way is to Google sm
once found, click on the manufacturer's website. That way you will always have the correct spelling, etc.
Fastest typist in the World
Transcribing speed and typing speed are two different numbers.
Interesting link below.
Which companies fastest to pay 1st check? (sm)

Someone said Proscript was fast (invoice period ends Saturday, direct deposit the following Weds/Thurs), but they're not hiring.

NEMT pays weekly, but a friend said it is several weeks until the first check, and they pay with paper checks.

Anybody else know a company that pays fast?  I'm good!

fastest/cheapest way if you already have MT stuff
Set the mini handheld recorder to play in front of your computer mic and record it digitally to a file  - play the voice file back on your MT equipment/foot pedal and transcribe - done this a few times for a PRN tape for a local doctor, works great!  (no kids home, no barking dogs though!)  Otherwise you have to get a mini-player with footpedal (about $250 for a cheap Sony at Office Depot).
Fastest/safest way via Excel
- your physician names in a table / list with firstname, lastname, specialty, address1, address2, etc. in their own columns?
- you are able to sort / modify the data
- you are interested in having a better way to find the ESL / "difficult" spellings

a. Which tool to use for list management?
I strongly recommend you keep the raw data in an Excel table for safety and speed of sorting. I just ran a test with just over 14,000 rows in a Word table - for sorting by specialty/last/first name. In Word, it crashed once and took more than 3 minutes to sort the second try. Same function in Excel is stable and takes only seconds.

b. How to most safely sort the list?
You can use VERY simple macros within Excel to select the entire list then sort by:
- last / first / specialty
- specialty / last / first
- etc.
Then, assign each macro to an on-screen button labeled according to how it sorts, e.g.:
[sort by specialty] [sort by lastname] [etc]

c. What about "difficult" last names?
You could add a column to the list for "sounds like" and as you encounter new physicians whose names don't look like they sound, enter what the physician says -- or what you would guess -- the name sounds like. You could enter a representation of the whole name, or just the first couple of syllables, e.g.
- for written Wojcicki use a sounds like of voychits or voychitski

If you are interested in getting these (or some variant) into practice, reply here or contact me off list, I'd be glad to help further.
MTSO just wants work done by fastest, most
the reason it is the fastest growing sm
industry is because of the schools out there selling MT training! The schools don't know what they are doing, they are just ripping prospective MTs off.

This profession will NEVER be something that can be learned totally in a classroom setting. If you go to school then you have to be willing to work in a facility for several years. you ahve to be willing to learn to transcribe any and everything and the worst of the worst before you EVER EVER go home to work especially on a production basis.

I don't care who it ticks off but at least it can't be said I didn't tell you the way it was.

The poster "hot pink" is telling it EXACTLY how it is but she words it better than I do. Im sorry for the folks who are losing their jobs (especially the MQ folks) to VR and India etc. But I think alot of the MQ employees used MQ as their very first job and didn't get the experience they really need. MQ should have been after you have worked for several years in a facility. With the training in every kind of work type and every foreign accent, etc. etc you wouldn't have a hard time finding a job now. They are still out there.
Money, money, money, mmonnneyyy. Singing the Apprentice song.
Siren, I find googling key words fastest and most helpful. SM
After that, my medication software, then my dictionary software rarely but valuable when needed. For books, I still use my Stedman's equipment book and Sloan's abbreviations/eponyms (invaluable when needed). As a new MT, I purchased most of the Stedmans books, plus many other books, and found them invaluable then, but now as a skilled MT they mostly just gather dust as doing a quick search with hands on the keyboard is much, much faster.
Make money? I'm not making any money because of my decision. You read my reasoning
You can agree with me or not, but don't make false assumptions please.
You're working to make money, not to spend money.
These people should be ashamed of themselves taking advantage of people this way!
I also blew some money signing up with Quixtar... The only way to make any money is to bug everyone

you know into signing up.  I felt like a snake oil huckster.  I hated it.  I was flushing money down the toilet from the moment I handed over my money. 

RUN, do not walk away!  I do an entirely different side business now that I really love (in addition to my MTing, which I also love!)  Find something you're good at and that you truly love doing.  Then make a business out of it.  That's the best way to have a side business.  Selling discount toilet paper through Amway/Quixtar?  Not so much. 

The CMT exam is overrated. Don't waste your time & money. Use that money on
paid anymore just because you have it.  There are a few CMT cheerleaders that post to people like you but they are pretty well sucked up into that association.
Yeah, money, that's it. I paid $20.00 for my dog. Money is NOT THE ISSUE
walk him daily, play ball daily, he sleeps in my office daily while I work. Yeah, I got a lot of money, NOT HARDLY. And, my dog is HORRIBLY HORRIBLY ABUSED because he wears a collar around his neck. It's people like you that make me sick. I am done defending my use of the shock collar. I am going to continue with it and my dog will continue to be pampered , educated, fed, kept warm, and love me for everything that I do for him even when I remind him that his barking needs to stop. So, with that said, I will not respond to any more of your CRAP in reference to the shock collar.
Money is money and most people will do whatever it takes when in need. sm
if you do bring it to the attn of the office manager, why not offer her a raise to compensate. it is obvious she just needs or wants more money than your office is paying her. I agree, it is a free country and although it seems odd, unless you had it outlined in contract, she can work for whomever or whereever she pleases on the side. at least she is typing and not at a strip joint, lol. I see no conflict of interest, she has experience obviously in whichever field you are in and what is wrong with doing extra in that field. i agree with MYOB "nicely" and concentrate on your reports than looking at older reports and seeing who they are typed by.
No need to wonder..It always means less money for the MT and more money for MQ.
Money, honey, money!!!!!!.
One year and you make decent money? What is decent money to you?
Here's how to get your money....sm

Do an internet search for the small claims court that she would need to report to.  Typically this would be either the city or county her business is in or she lives in if she doesn't have an official business name. 

File the claim and in  the claim be sure to include that you're seeking the costs of travel to court if she fails to pay up ahead of time, as well as the time off from your current job.  You can even give rough estimates for the plane fare, hotel, rental car and time off from work.

Generally speaking most small claims court cases are heard within 30-60 days.  All you'll need is to take the judge proof of the work you did, money she owes and that she flat out refuses to pay.

Once you win the case (and you will if you can prove you did the work and she agreed to pay you) then immediately file a lien against her home or business - that will quickly get her attention that she needs to pay you, because if she doesn't pay up quickly then she risks losing her home or business to you.  You can do all of this without collection attorneys or any attorney - this type of thing is generally handled by individuals since the dollar amount isn't high enough for an attorney to be interested.

I had one friend who recently won a small claims court case against a car dealership over a faulty engine that was sold to him and the owner refused to pay him until he placed the lien against the business.... and of course the owner realized he wasn't playing games any longer and had the cash ready that afternoon (I told my friend to place the lien and insist on cash only, no cashier's checks, no checks, etc - cold hard cash!). 

Good luck!

Less money
Also don't forget that some accounts are not paid for spaces which is a substantial loss in lines. 
The money is going to...
The DOCTORS! I googled "radiologist salary" and WOW. Average salary for a radiologist is $500,000 - and that's just average. OMG. Boy am I in the wrong field!
Oh, and money would have gotten more
of those refugees out before the storm hit. They were too poor and had no transportation -- that was why they were left behind.

Money IS important before, during, and after disasters.

less money with MQ
i hear ya on that. I was making between $16-20/hour. there are some days i do good to hit the $10 mark with the lovely foreign dictators.
Here's how to get your money....sm

Send her a certified/return receipt letter giving her 7 business days to get the money to you via a cashier's check or you will file a claim against her in small claims court.   You don't need an attorney to do this - just contact the city or county courthouse in the town/county the business is located and file a complaint.  Be sure to ask that the filing fees as well as time off from work and travel expenses to be reimbursed if you have to show up to small claims court.  Most of these cases are heard in 30-60 days.  Good luck!  

No money down
My husband and I both had very low scores, but the mortgage company searched and got us a 6% interest rate on the house we wanted, no money down, and we even got money at close. There are ways. A good mortgage company will work for you! Our scores were less than 600.
Here's how to get your money ....sm

file a claim against them in small claims court - in most jurisdictions these cases are heard within 30-60 days.   When you win (and you will as long as you can prove the money is owed) immediately file a lien against the business - this will keep them from obtaining any bank loans and you could potentially force them to sell the business to pay you off. 

I personally would never work for anyone who missed a pay day with me - I have a rule that if you screw me once that's it - no more chance to mess with me again.  There are way too many transcription jobs out there .

As far as notifying the clients most clients probably aren't going to care and will consider it a personnel issue with the vendor. 

what does he does with his money

maybe he doesn't wear his generosity on his sleeve and keeps his donations and causes private.

Her money? Maybe some of it, but
a lot of the things she seems to take credit for are donated by the manufacturers or come out of her "Angel Network". I quit watching her after she made such a spectacle of herself after Katrina.  Her and Tom Cruise are on my boycott list.
get your money
At all costs, do not let $1,900 slip away. Don't be so quick to give your information to them. Hold out for your check.

more money ??? LOL
It is often less because many places want to pay by the report - piddling $1.00-$1.24. Wait til you see the CTs and MRIs and interventional reports - 30/40/50 lines. Per line is the only way to go with this. I would imagine it would not be difficult to learn tho, just a lot of detailed structural anatomy.
lol Thanks. And what is that? Someone who gives money? nm
It isn't always about money though..
Happiness isn't always about making money. My husband makes enough to pay the bills and to have a little on the side. What I make is for the extra things that we want to buy. I do want to have a backup degree though, and yes I am considering it. I just stopped taking classes last semester because it was too much with my kids and this job. Plus we are moving here in a month or so. I will probably go back for some summer classes and then next fall.
No money is enough, sm.
I had close relationships with two people in management and the headaches they had to deal with,,,,,you could not pay me enough. Working way more than a 40 hour week, having to deal with irate clients, having to pick up any slack whenever someone didn't show to work, having to be go between for MTs and upper management, which is often in a third world country and with a different work standard than the US, difficulty with managing work flow. My wants are simple so I am MORE than happy to just keep my head down, do my work and cash my check.  Someone else can have the headaches. 
They come to U.S. for the money
because most likely in their country they are treated worse than teachers are in ours, no money and no respect.
YOUR money????

As an IC, MTSO should not be taking any of YOUR money. Do you mean they keep that percent of what the acct is paying for the service?  That is not YOUR money or YOUR acct. You agree to a certain cpl. Anything the MTSO makes over that is MTSO money, to pay for overhead and for MTSO time.  They don't do this for fun, ya know. You can get your own acct but also have to take headaches that go with. That is why I IC for a company. I have seen a bit of the headaches and you could not PAY me enough to take them on. I don't want to be the queen bee, just the best worker bee I can be.

Yes, but for the money you have to pay
to the AAMT for your membership, I think it cancels itself out. Besides, there aren't that many employers that pay more money for CMT. Like I said, I'll keep my money thanks, the AAMT isn't getting any of it.
About money
Seldom will money just up and fall from the sky. Money usually comes in the form of working a job.  With that in mind, I suggest you get a second job or a third job, whatever it takes, so that you can get caught up on your mortgage and not lose your home!
You got the money? lol
Yes, with both, the money is about the same, so
that really isn't an issue in my decision. That is why I am so torn. I do not want to get all the way through school and realize I cannot do/do not want to do the job I've chosen. I don't have time or money to waste like that.

Honestly, psych is what I know I could be passionate about. It is something I would love doing. I really want a job that I love doing, but I think I am scared to go in the nursing field honestly.

I am scared for the reason I stated above and I am scared I would not be able to do it, I think. I just don't know if I am cut out for it. Being able to handle a very high-stress job working in administrative work is different than being able to handle nursing.

Either way, I know I am starting my pre-reqs here at the community college after the 1st of the year, so I think I will talk with a counselor and maybe try and talk with another dental hygienist and take it from there.

Thank you for taking the time to give me some more info. I really appreciate it. :)
No money down
One thing you have to learn is to not pay anything down. You should not have to buy anything for a job. Never, ever, ever! :)
Money for me.
Money only.

Helping humanity by typing notes?!  Splitting the atom maybe

I do it for fun not money.
I only make $8.50 at the vet's office lol.