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Sorry. I wasnt arguing with you. Im just generally

Posted By: fed up with this whole business. -sm on 2009-03-20
In Reply to: I'm not arguing with you - sm - Laverne

it just gets me p1ssed off, and then i start ranting!

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Don't even both arguing with her because
it will make no difference. She has this thinking that no one can change, and quite honestly I think she is quite a hypocrite. Look at the gab board where she says none of us could make it working outside of the house because we are not professionals, but really housewives trying to make a living.

Oh, I'm sorry, you can't look there because all the posts probably got deleted...yet some of her nonsense is still there.

Oh, I'm sorry, you can't look there because all the posts problem got deleted...yet some of her nonsense is still there.
And I am not arguing that at all and I never
what you are doing with your time.  But when you are not meeting the deadline and you always have an excuse as to why you couldn't meet the deadline, and it's because you are doing everything BUT getting your work done, then it's time for me to find a new MT.  If your personal life gets in the way of you meeting your deadline, then I will find someone who makes getting their work done a priority.  Some people seem to think that they should take care of everything they want to do and then if they have time, they will get their work in by the deadline.  Sorry, no.  That's why I said work first, then play.  It's called good work ethic.  And as I said, I don't care what the MT does when as long as the work is turned in by deadline.  If it's not, then that's a problem.
I'm not arguing with you - sm

All I was saying is that one has to look at the end picture and decide for themselves if it is worth it or not.  To look only at the cpl is not sufficient. 

Yes, the industry is  no longer MT friendly.  Platforms are definitely not for our benefit.  I have worked behind the scenes for too many years when some plaftforms were just in beta testing stages.   I've walked away from accounts because it just wasn't worth it any longer.  But not everyone is in the same position that I am lucky enough to be in. 

For now, I know I can't leave my house and make more than $25 per hour without completing my degree, so until then I'll stay where I am. 

To those below arguing politics...

Please dispute this.  I welcome it.  It seems like Bush's "lies" had lots of company, although those quoted below have washed their hands of their own comments.  How convenient.


    "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

    "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
    President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998.

    "Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
    Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998.

    "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
    Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18,1998.

    "[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."
    Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998

    "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.

    "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."
    Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999.

    "There is no doubt that ... Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies."
    Letter to President Bush, Signed by Joe Lieberman (D-CT), John McCain (Rino-AZ) and others, Dec. 5, 2001

    "We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandated of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them."
    Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002.

    "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    "Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power."
    Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.

    "We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.

    "The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..."
    Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.

    "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I b elieve that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.

    "There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002.

    "He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do"
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002.

    "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weap ons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
    Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.

    "We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction."
    Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002.

    "[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his contin ued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real ..."
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

Help I am arguing and can't stop!

Folks just reading what you want to read? I said I have to drive across Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties into Indiana to get to those kids and their other grandma does not have a computer. It is a one hour and 20 minute drive each way and no I did NOT want to retire. They could not be taken out of school to come here. At our age and living in rural areas, we could not find babysitters on such short notice. Listen as a single mother raising my kids, I worked two and three jobs. Times are different. And if you had read my post you would have seen that I drive a long way to get to them and they have no computer. Just stop it OK? I just got a private email from a gal on here...she says y'all are suffering after effects from the full moon and the eclipse. Lighten up....I ONLY wanted to know how to get a job that would let me earn less than $900. If it were illegal or an "easy" way out....no one would let you do it and they DO, even Social Security. I just wanted info on how to be an IC. You folks need a stiff drink. Take care and thank you....and thank you to A and also to K.....you two know who you are...and you answered my questions. And also in this day and age, you just don't leave your kids with "anyone." Our family is small and isolated and this was our only option in the short run.


I can't believe you guys are arguing about something so stupid. nm
Exactly! And now the original poster is arguing
with us about working Christmas when that was her supposed original dilemma - we can't win, eh? Unreal. And now that I feel like mentioning it - not having a contract is nothing to brag about - there are laws for patient's privacy issues, etc., and our industry is going to be challenged by US citizens who, while finding out about offshoring Indians transcribing our work, are also not thrilled at the idea of their next-door neighbor sitting in their living room with jammies on, transcribing their medical records without any legal contracts - scary stuff. Not professional to say the least. Of course, the original poster will now argue that she is a 100% pro - though she didn't know what her rights were when it came to working holidays...
I think we're arguing the same point
What a clear case of nothing better to do -- arguing over something so silly. nm
Also, I have XP and he is running ME. Wasnt
No, it wasnt Toth.
Thanks! Have a good day!
no where did I say it wasnt work?
I only said you are not typing the lines that you should be paid BY THE HOUR and not by the line. That way, the more corrections you make the less you feel like "I'm not making any money today." Thus quality is going to be much better because the MT is not going to worry about going as fast as they can to make money and will take time out to make the corrections needed.

There should be a requirement of lines, but not PAID per line.
wait..wasnt thread to send ESL's
Now you dont want work sent overseas??  I thought the thread was to send all the ESL's overseas??  I frankly dont want any work sent anywhere but for all of it to stay in America and I will do the difficult and good doctors, cause they pay my salary.
I honestly wasnt meaning to be implying your sil was gay.. I just
If offshore wasnt paid less, US MTs wouldnt
I agree. I would be long gone if I wasnt the age I am and am actually phasing out anyway.
Well your statement sounds equally closed-minded to the one you're arguing with
Where one person prefers to live and why is their own business and no reason to diss someone else's personal choice.
That wasnt very helpful..she is confused by verb, noun, and adj. as far as how to tell
which is which. I think the "a" in front is more helpful.
Wasnt you worried that some weirdo might come back in while you werent there to monitor it? sm
It just worries me that after we get everything set up will some weirdo go in and look around, get info off of your accounts, or go look at icky stuff on the web using your computer? My husband says his tech guys at his work said there is no reason why a tech person cant "fix" your problem by walking you through it. They say there is never ever a reason to authorize someone you dont know access to your computer. I am so confused! Really want this job, but dont want to risk my computer being an open door either.
Wasnt that a rip. They must have called every person on every account to work. I cant possibly
figure that mentality. PLUS we get nothing extra for weekends, nothing extra for  holidays ZIP. They overload the accounts and so we have no work. Why would they pay weekends or holidays when they play this game. Somebody is pocketing something but it AINT THE MTs. I hope every MT in that office inundates Mt. Laurel with complaints until they replaced the people that did this and not to mention their STUPID STUPID PICKY MQ point plan. That is a horrendous joke. Somebody up there needs to be removed and quickly.
So you have also noticed the light and dark shades in text. I wasnt aware that it was like this when
I bought it. Is there anything to make this better at all. I just bought this whole computer system with LCD screen and I guess I will call them and see what can be done or just get used to it. I like it but not so much having the text look like that. Have you spoken to anyone about yours.
I generally...
ask for a manager on the spot.  If there isn't one there, I'll call back later and speak to one.  I, for one, believe in service with a smile.    I haven't had to, but I do think I would ask for the number and address of corporate, either to write a letter or call.  JMO, of course. 
you are given the option of buying the modem or they will provide it.  It's cheaper to buy it yourself.  You will also need line filters, which allow the phone part of the connection to work.
Generally... sm
When they say 65 characters with spaces, it means that you count every letter you see and every space between those letters, and divide by 64, which equals a line.

Usually only up to 2 spaces between the period of one sentence to the beginning of the next sentence is counted, not a whole blank line at the end of a paragraph if that line is only a few characters.

Some companies pay for the actual ASCII character for the or , but that is company preference. You can come close to figuring with taking your total letters and punctuation plus spaces and divide by 65. That is the AAMT (or AHDI or whatever they call themselves these days!) standard and what I think most companies go by when they say 65 characters plus spaces.

If you're concerned about what your company counts or if you're not being counted correctly, just ask them what they count and how they count it, and then verify that that is what you come up with on your reports.

Hope this helps!
....he will be paid within 2 months. Our biggest problem is we never know HOW MUCH the next check will be because it's never the full amount he billed them for. He's been doing this for 5 years. He really hates it, but he is a computer programmer, and most of the jobs are now overseas.
Wasnt' that post scary? Isn't it UNREAL?? Who cares if we type drugs wrong, right?
I could go on and on about the STUPID mistakes MTs make - perfect dictators - just stupid lazy mistakes - wrong drugs and meds entirely - happens all the time. Forget dosages.  If doctors had to rely on this typed garbaged (used typed intentionally - transcribed doesn't fit), they'd kill most of us as patients.  And some MTs have an attitude about it? So frightening. But lets' give 'em bonuses and incentives to GET IT RIGHT!
My post disappeared. I wasnt being disrespectful with the TV just tired and didnt proof before subm
Sorry if I offended anyone when I saw it I had a good laugh with everyone else but still thought there was good advice in the post but I guess not -- my apologies if I offended and will watch my ShortHand lol.
If you say you are generally happy with MDI
Why don't you just take up Liz on her offer to call her? Why come on here and go on so.

Though it seems you WANT to give constructive criticism, you really aren't.
It's probably not high, generally, but
if you're a single person with those expenses and work only as an MT, even for two more companies these days, it's HIGH.
Generally no emails
As an IC at a small MTSO, if there is very low workloads, there is usually no email. I thought this was strange myself, since if it was my company, I would be keeping my people closely updated and thinking about them and their needs and anticipating their questions and concerns. I would have to take the initiative to email asking "is there anything wrong?" or "is something the matter with such-and-such account?" or "is there a technical problem somewhere?" I would then get an email answering my question. I think it is impolite and unprofessional for a business not to keep their people closely posted and put them first.
GENERALLY speaking

first shift is 7 AM to 3 PM

second is 3 PM to 11 PM

third is 11 PM to 7 AM

this is general - it may be +/- an hour or two.

shift differential would probably be based on company policy.

Is satellite generally
a lot cheaper than DSL/cable? Personally, I get the creeps when I have to type during a thunderstorm. I'm afraid I'm going to be zapped in the ears with lightening!
A lot of companies are different but generally it is anywhere from
50-70% cut for VR.. Say you get 9 cpl for straight typing. You company might pay you 4.5 cpl or even 5 cpl. As a whole, if you get below 4 cpl, no matter what your base rate is for straight typing, I'd tell them to take a hike. I have been offered anywhere from 1.5 to 3 cpl in the past and just laughed. There NO way this is an acceptable and liveable wage no matter who you are. You could make more at McDonalds.
Is this generally a known slow...sm
time of year for MT?  I know I have heard some posters on here say this is the slow time of year.  I have only done this 1-1/2 years so I don't know really yet.  Is this a given for around the holidays to be real slow?  Do things usually pick up more after the holidays?   
We've all been there; if your work is generally
You want to hear something REALLY stoopid? When I first started working in a children's hospital as a newbie MT, for about six months I transcribed the abbreviation VSD as venereal sexual disease (not ventricular septal defect).  When I discovered my error, I went to my boss and confessed, fully expecting to be fired.  She was freaked but forgiving, and had a memo issued to the medical director so he could inform the doctors to look out for the error in all the charts they read; it turned out they had already done handwritten correction of most of the errors.  That was over 20 years ago but I still wince at how many babies have records of venereal disease because of that error.
Generally typing speed is

irrelevant, since the typical typing test usually involves straight copying from a printed or hand written sheet.  Any transcription involves other functions than just typing, hence the standard typing speed means nothing. 


The funeral home generally does
not hire MTs. The forensic pathologist hires the MT. You can ask the funeral home for a list of their doctors.
Generally, I have more trouble with female dictators..

something about the tone of their voices is harder for me to understand

Question: doc dictates "pt is generally p***ed off."

I'm half tempted to type it just that way....Would you?

RE: Question: doc dictates "pt is generally p***ed off."
Yes, if physician said it, transcribe it exactly as dictated. What is the question concerning "pissed off", if I get the *** correct?
They generally are very active dogs who can develop
behavior problems.  Please do a Google search.  He should be excercised daily.  Again, please do a google search and learn as much as you can.  Talk to breeders, trainers, etc.  In the long run you (and he) will be much better off if you take the time now to research and spend the necessary money to learn training techniques.  You might find that it boils down to daily long, structured walks and then play.  You will do great!  Good luck! 
In the US, a business degree generally means an MBA...
That's a pretty good education, unless, of course, "business degree" means something different in India.
try rebooting, Control-Alt-Delete 2x to get it to do it generally- if you still have troubles it
could be a virus maybe?  Have virus protection on your computer, firewall? - Good luck.
I generally request 60 minutes of dictation for the weekend

Generally office notes versus hospital
For my accounts anyway, my multispecialty is office notes, letters, in office procedures and acute care is hospital notes.
generally this time of the year is slow for my hospital NM
trailer parks and low level housing is where criminals generally go.
not too many criminals have good jobs to afford a nice house. i know of child molester filled neighborhood because there are no restrictions, no HOA and the houses are low income homes. no this doesn't only happen in trailer parks but crime statistically happens more often in worse neighborhoods and more ex-criminals statistically live in lower level neighborhoods.
Do you think doctors are generally arrogant and make a lot of money and so inconsiderate of us?
I had been listening to several breast onco dictations by the same female dictator who kept on yawning that it was so annoying...made me want to post a complaint to a forum of mother MDs (though I was not quite sure where I would post it) which I previously run into...

I then saw under the General Discussion board this thread:


That made me feel like reaching out to the sleepy doctor who was probably not being paid for that time she takes to dictate about her patients (she apparently let them pile up before dictating) and just let her head rest on my lap (I am a female). Maybe she did not have enough sleep, or not even enough time to enjoy her family...
Generally 200 lph, but depends on work type, I can do more with OP notes, has to do with motivation
I hate HP, consults, and DS, but that is the majority of what I do. I always, always do better with OP notes.