Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

She is NOT nuts, she has a business to run.

Posted By: Very unprofessional of you. nm on 2006-01-02
In Reply to: I know this is MDI-MD. Couldn't take the e-mails - she is NUTS! nm - Ex-MDI-MD


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

Unfortunately it is legal..so yes it is business and they will continue with bad business practices
I made my business your business by posting and...
I totally respect everyone's opinions. It is easier for others on the outside looking in. That's why I pushed the "post reply" button yesterday. I trust my fellow MTs and I know the more I read from you all, the more confident I am becoming. I just need that final push, not from him though. I also wanted to let you all know that the physical abuse while I was pregnant was documented by my doctor and the hospital. I only wish I had known then that it is a felony to abuse a pregnant woman. I also photographed my face from a couple of weeks ago and told several people in my circle. I had such high hopes for us. Now...not so much. I'm not saying that I won't try to get him to church, but I realize that God can only do so much for someone who isn't listening. j
Business is business. Internet forums are
This may seem nuts, but....

My kids just left for school, one is a senior in high school and one is starting full-day first grade.  My husband left for work and I am so sad and loney and its only 8:29 a.m.  This is the first time I have been alone for more than an hour or 2 in years.  I guess I should work unfettered, which will be weird.  Even the dog is wondering where everyone is??? 

That is who said it. They are definitely nuts!LOL!
Also not nuts about it sm
slow, not user friendly.
Going nuts
I just saw my original post.  I am not going crazy just tired with learning all this stuff regarding digital and trying to land this account. Please forgive me!!

The patient recently returned back to her vulvar area, where she and her husband live with their 3 children and 2 dogs.

Must be kinda crowded in there....



Am I nuts
for hoping to get 1400 lines per day?
I don't think they are nuts, per se, but rather (sm)

so high all the time, dont know any difference.

btw:  the inventor of LSD expired yesterday at age 102. he musta been doing something right. lmao

I know. It is nuts. It's even
more nuts to read MTs on here defending poor little Indian MTs trying to steal our jobs. Maybe they'll see things differently when they get pink-slipped.
What drives me nuts is
EVOO. I do not like that at all.

She says EVOO then says extra virgin olive oil????
Are nuts okay on induction???????nm
They're nuts!!... you were right...sm
only way it would be "aggressively" is if he said, "pursue treatment more aggressively."
What? Are you nuts? I never tried to make
Perhaps I am a little more observant than most, but I thought that I was friendly enough.

Seems as though someone else is feeling hostile today though. Get up on the wrong side of the bed, perhaps? LOL :)

I think if it is THAT important to you, then you should read the thread again and you may be able to see who tried to make someone feel *badly* here.

I do hope you feel better soon.

P.S. I am unable to use the bad S word that you used in your post. MTStars says it is a bad word and prompts me to edit my post.
nuts? Are you suggesting we need have
why are we so concerned with sending work overseas??

This nation is so concerned with fixing problems everywhere else in the world and not focusing on our own!

Why do we constantly send work, money, military, etc etc etc overseas when we have homeless, starving, children (and adults!) here in the USA? We have students who can't go to college because they can't afford it and the federal government won't help because they are not a minority! We have people who can't get jobs for the same reason!

How about this?! Why don't we stop looking at race, background, and gender, and start looking at qualifications? Why don't we stop judging what people need based on color?

But i'm getting off track...

This country has a serious issue, and it starts with companies like AHDI. Rather than lobby for "a standard" they need to lobby for our work staying right here. When there is such an over abundance of work here that no one goes hungry and everyone has a roof over there head, then we can send it over there. I know there is such a romanticism about helping foreign areas. We see it everywhere. Celebrities adopting foreign children, missionaries wanting to go to China but not bothering to minister to people in their own back yard. Yes, we need to help, but we need to take care of our own also!

There is something wrong when a basketball player makes millions and a teacher barely can get by on his or her salary. What kind of country have we become? We place more value on entertainment then on morals and education.

When will it stop? We are going to dig ourselves in to such a hole and we are going to pull down all of our greed, immorality, conceitedness and every other vile thing we have become down on our heads!

I'm sorry I just don't understand what is so great about our country anymore. It seems we've got it pretty twisted. It won't be long before we start to reap what we sow. And I promise you, in the healthcare world, if all of our transcription goes overseas, and the documentation process becomes sub par, next thing you know the lawsuits will quadruple, which will raise the cost of healthcare, which will mean absolutely no healthcare for some, and so on and so on.

But hey, all in pursuit of the almighty dollar, right???
Thank you, I was going nuts, that helps.
I agree completely. He is nuts.
But what did I miss with Johnny Depp???
How about nuts? Almonds are healthy. (nm)
I know this is MDI-MD. Couldn't take the e-mails - she is NUTS! nm
Thought I'd heard/done it all. This is nuts!! sm

Doc comes on and I thought he had a poor connection or something because his voice is shaking... he says, "Sorry, I'm jogging and I'm a little out of breath..." 


Needless to say, I'm not enjoying this dictation.

Long report too... he's a cardiologist... lol... maybe explains the jogging...

Okay, just had to vent.  Back to work.

That totally drives me nuts....
they just keep talking right on through the yawn as if we can even remotely begin to understand what they are saying. Sheesh!
I tried that out once...WAY too many emails...DROVE ME NUTS!!!
I think it's nuts that it's still in beta test but we still would have to PAY to take it. sm
If I'm helping YOU develop your product, I should not be paying! When game developers need people to beta test their games....the game company PAYS THE TESTER!  AAMT is absolutely out of their minds.
My mother does this and just drive me nuts! (sm)
Not that this is the only thing she does that will drive you to drink :)
yikes ! ESL driving me nuts

Just a quick vent - for the last 45 minutes I have mostly been listening to the sound of her breathing with an occasional "continuing dittation" thrown in here and there followed by more breathing .  I even heard someone in the background say "You can push 1 to put it on pause" which she does for a split millisecond and then continues back with her breathing/"continuing dittation"  pattern.   Not having a good day today.   Beam me up Scotty, Please !

Are you NUTS?!! Stay put with your own account! sm
I have been there - had my own account(s), gave them up, and went to work for a national. They are so unreliable to say the least!

Honestly, having your own account is the best of both worlds, more money, less headaches, etc.

I am now back doing my own account(s) again and loving every minute of it. Stress-free living and no headaches. Keep within TAT, send my invoice, and get a fat paycheck! What more could you want?!!!

Really think long and hard about the choices in front of you and best of luck whatever you decide.
my shortand is driving me nuts
It's running so slowly behind what I am typing that I am really messing up and have not even added that many items to it yet. I need it for a job I have that you cannot use autocorrect, which I love, but have to use shorthand.  Is there something I can adjust so it does not lag so far behind
Thank you for clarifying. Drives me nuts
when people just read the first 2-3 lines and think they have the story.  Although, sadly in the end would agree that he probably would not be the best motivational speaker - but I would have said that before his probs began - he just does not seem right for that kind of organization - but those are my personal feelings only.  Thanks again
Oh nuts, it didn't copy. Sorry. nm
Those short reports drive me nuts also (sm)

Ever get stuck with those 4-line reports with a bunch of demographics?  You end up making no money.

And then you find out you're the only one that's doing them.

Quit!  Do yourself a favor. 

Absoluuuuuuutely abSOfreakinglutely drives me nuts.
Yes, "myself" drives me nuts as well as "further" for sm
"farther" and "anxiousness" instead of "anxiety." TV newscasters are really getting bad. They're adding "ous" to everything!

leave them right there, no matter how much it drives you nuts!
I did this for a week with my husband. Pretty soon his stuff was all over the house and come one Monday morning he about had a stroke trying to put together something to wear. Guess what? After that he started putting his things away like a "big boy" because mommy was not there to help him all the time. This is what my MIL should have done when he was living at home, not catering to his every need and constantly "helping him"!!!
how about pecan pie, use food processor for the nuts.
or a cheesy-egg dish, ie, keesh (however that is spelled).
and the doc spells "orientated." drives me nuts.
I have a new female dictator who just drives me nuts.
She speeds through the entire physical exam in less than 10 seconds. She gets going really fast and doesn't swallow, so I can hear her spitting all over while she talks! If she can't be bothered to slow down and enunciate so that she can be understood, she deserves to have blanks in her reports. It's not auctioneer school, lady!
How true, I have one very crappy doc that drives me nuts, just got done 10 minutes of him that is-sm
riddled with blanks.  I go through it once more, then the office mgr goes through it and fills in what I cannot get. We have an understanding that I do what I can then send it in luckily on him.  It is an all-around non-money making account....I waste my time, she wastes her time then the owner proofs it. This doctor even has horrible residents who dictate for him. If there was not so much background noise I would do a lot better but they somehow manage to find the most horrible place to do their dictation and go to town with it........surprised I still have hair left.  I told them that if we continue to do this guy (the doctor had decided to stop using the service but changed their mind recently) that I should be paid double (I get the bulk of this twit) and they should charge more to do him due to all the heck he puts us through. ------Can't wait to see what happens with that one!
You cant have a 1 hour TAT and MTs have work. They are completely nuts. We are being used and abused
If he is on disability for a mental illness, why do you even listen to him? He is nuts. Maybe if h
Folgers, but Chock Full O' Nuts if I can find it.
For a business ad?! A business that deals
''Transcriptsis'' x2

''with good track record''

''serve our clients of all sizes'' (I know what they mean, but I just think the wording is funny)

''strive to achieve highest possible quality'' (once again, they never met an 'article' that they didn't hate)

''all departments including H&P...'' (or a comma, for that matter)

Good old Amherst and couple with their ridiculous QA point plan. They people in AMHERST ARE NUTS. I
hope MQ loses all of its good MTs and then the hospitals can yell about quality and leave. My account just disappeared after being transferred up there and then find they have hired new people for it.
2 people to do that amount of work, is she nuts? More like 20+ people - nm
Is that really any of your business?
I would think that it would be very wrong of you to spread the information you found on Google while searching for the patient's name. Are you 100% certain that it is the exact same person you are transcribing? Even seemingly oddball names can be duplicated and how would you look spreading around gossip? Even if it is court-documented, it really is not your story to tell, IMO. I would love to know who is telling you to put it on the news. That is about the craziest thing I've heard in a while, although quite good for a laugh.
MT business
It depends on how large a business you want.  There are still some small accounts, (10,000 to 18,000 lines) per month that are still on tape that you can get.  Also the digital is not that hard but I will not pay for anyone to transfer my files, I can do that.   I do not have a phone in system but if someone were to ask I would probably start out with the ones that charge so much per minute and use their system until I knew for sure the account was staying.   Where are you located, have you networked with anyone in the area?  Are you set up for tapes as well as digital?  If you start out alone, you have no back-up, you have to do everything.  When you hire I/C's sometimes they are dependable and sometimes not.   You will not earn much off of them if you want to keep your accounts.   You will not be able to charge as high as the larger companies nor go after the larger accounts at first.   It is a fine line as to having enough help and enough work and that is why you hear the complaints all the time, "We have run out of work" as you have no control over how much or when a doctor dictates or if he takes time off.  But would I give it up, probably not as the money is good to me.   You can E-mail me with any specific questions, I have been doing my own small MTSO for over 20 years.   Been through it all, ups, downs, good times, bad times, and everyting in between.   My accounts have been with me from 6 years to 20 years so I feel that they are pretty stable. 
Well I am sorry that you are using this business as sm
your excuse, but hospitals pay their people for holidays and if by chance you have to work them, they pay you time and a half.

I do not know why a business owner cannot take these things into consideration when setting up a business. This is a business just like any other business and if you have employees, those employees need to be given the same consideration as any other business. IC status is different, but I find using the nature of this business as an excuse just a little weak.

A good business head would enable you to provide benefits for your employees and if you have already made up your mind it does not, then I think probably it is because maybe you need someone else to do that figuring for you.

I am not being mean in saying these things, but even small business owners I know are able to work it out that a holiday is a holiday (whether you have to work it or not) and an employee needs to be compensated in some manner. To me, there is no excuse for not doing so.
new business
My opinion would be to let them either work at home or at the company.  I prefer to work at home, but some people may not.  As far the pay issue--when I started doing transcription I made .06 cpl and I think that is a fair rate.  Hope I helped
This is really none of my business, and I know that,
but the more I read of your story, the more absurd it becomes to even think of staying with this man.  I'm truly sorry.  I know how hard it is to leave, as I had to that in my former life, and believe me I wanted my marriage to last "til death do us part," but that ain't always possible.  I too TRUST in the Lord with ALL of MY HEART and SOUL, and as I said, sometimes it just ain't possible.  The Lord will guide you through this.  Guess it is just that as an outsider it is easier to see the forest for the trees.