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Sounds great. Can you explain?

Posted By: KAT on 2005-12-20
In Reply to: Here's how I do it: SM - Becky

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Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
Wow! Sounds great. Thanks so much. (nm)
Sounds great, but...
I am in the middle of remodeling my home although we're at a standstill right now. It's an older home that needs a lot of work. I wonder if it would be too much to ask a housekeeper to come in and attempt to clean with all this going on? I'm in a mess and need help desparately. I live with my mother-in-law to be, my finacee, and one child. I am pretty much the sole provider and take care of most of the housekeeping chores. Needless to say, it's quite overwhelming! I wonder if a housekeeper could help us out? I feel sure he/she would take a load off what I have to do.
Sounds Great!
Especially on a hot summer day. You wouldn't want to send some up to WI, would you? lol
Sounds great, thanks!

Sounds great
Sounds great - Compose a letter for me!
All right! Sounds like a great GIG!

That is great, but sounds like you have
your own accts, not the nationals. I care absolutely nothing anymore about working my behind off. I find mine as easy as pie, no printing nor delivering and it suits me. I think you are lucky but I doubt the majority on here do their own accts nor make what you do. I was just giving an example when they were talking about the low pay of VRing. I think some are so afraid of probably what is inevitable, that is why the vents against. I live in a community surrounded by hospital and many medical offices. I would never want to straight type again, even at the price you say you made. Mine is so simple now and simple is what I enjoy in my golden years.
Sounds great but there is no work!
Well, I tried posting but it disappeared.  Will just say I show up to work but there isn't any (have several accounts).  So the bonus which is what I consider my "sick leave" - is not attainable.  So much for working for MQ.  And now I hear of more accounts they are losing.  But they never tell the MTs. 
The above sounds like a great idea for you
Good luck. Hopefully the friends invited are there because they'd be alone otherwise. Maybe water down the booze hehe.

This year Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are me and my roomie (plus the ankle-biters). Quiet day, small dinner (i.e., turkey roast instead of turkey, just a couple of veggies, rolls (pre-made yikes), and dressing (cornbread, and she's anti-cornbread - sheesh!!!, but tough luck, I'm cooking LOL).

I'm having Christmas with one son and the grandkids the Thurs. before Christmas (he's a roughneck so will be working, plus trying to fit in 2 more sets of us grandparents), one son is in FL (just moved there, I can't afford to visit yet), one is overseas in the warzone. I just lost my dad last year, and lost mother in '91, so a quiet Christmas with my friend/roomie, watching FUNNY movies (and some football!!) is the order of the day.
Great idea! Sounds like fun!
I hope moderator will consider it!!!
Sounds great - thanks a bunch! nm
Congratulations! It sounds like a great job.
Haha! That sounds great....
I need to have something to strap my butt in on those days where I get too distracted. :)

I will check that out...thanks.
That sounds so great- where I work
the chairs are unbelievable- they are horrible. They will special order a better chair for you if you need it but it takes like 3 months, and it is always the same kind of chair from the same place and if it doesn't work for you, oh well. The seat pan doesn't adjust, and it needs to. They pay 1200 bucks for these chairs, when they could get a dozen better ones for the same price.

Wouldn't you think a hospital of all places would understand the importance of ergonomics for their employees?? :rolleyes

Interestingly the conference rooms have wonderful chairs and I usually snag one at night and just put it back when I leave.
Sounds like a great marriage you have there...

It sounds **great** ... Good luck! sm
They'll probably already have all the reference materials you need! My hospital did. I don't think it will take you a long time to get comfortable there. It sounds like a terrific gig!
After we donate (I just did) how do we "pull from the bag"? Sounds fun AND for a great cause!
I agree -- go for it. After all, 9 cpl is not all that great for IC work, and it sounds like you nm
We just want to see what you are living, talking about. It sounds great sm
the actual abode isn't as important as the ambience. I am so envious. Obviously, from the pix below of the vacation rental, people buy up the luxury places and rent them out for big bucks.
Sounds great. Hope you love it! (nm)
First, congrats on your new job - sounds great -see inside
One thing I would suggest is the electronic version of Stedman's Orthopedic word book and the Neurology word book. There are others too. Sure beats looking through a paper copy and more professional as it looks as if you are working on the computer instead of stopping and looking in a book. This saves me time also. Again I am sure you will do great! Best wishes!
Sounds great. You gonna pay the bills for
Get Momma's recipe while you're at it. Sounds great! nm

Sounds great! I may make that tomorrow night.
Sounds like a great idea, would flush their "profits" - sm
right down the drain, and may cause them to raise their prices to the same level--the only down side I see is that if they turn in "superior product" and are equal to or better than what is produced in the U.S. then the argument that the offshore work sucks would go bye-bye, and offshore would continue to get our potential work, possibly more of it IF they keep the price down at their end. The other thing is actually getting on of those offshore companies to pay that kind of money; for it they will get mucho production, probably 500-800 lines an hour churned out, which would be difficult to do IF the work is in bad shape. I love the idea but not sure it would help U.S. MTs in the long run (presuming you are trying to do that).
sounds like a great career move...30 years ago!
I'm glad they screened you well and did not notice you had already paid your dues, so to speak (and I'm not talking about AAMT dues). :)
with such great documentation, it sounds to me like you should be able to call the labor board
or at least unemployment...it is something you really should consider. there are civil service jobs, if you do not want to work at home, and you can get help finding a job that way.

this is what is needed when going to the labor board so they get a clear-cut look at what is happening in this business.

just because it saves a buck, should not mean employees should be able to be treated like dirt...

you have been pushed out of your job, sounds like, and that at least qualifies for unemployment.

believe me, any other job you find out there will be almost the same, but you could collect some money while you look for something with the same pay, am I correct?

SE or not, too, you have lost YOUR LIVELIHOOD. what do people think, like okay you have no way to make a living now...
Sounds like a great way to use the skills you already have, but you have a real career with a future
This sounds like my kind of relationship! No great expectations and you can relax
I always have a fear of disappointing people. It has caused me to isolate myself...
Sounds like Spheris and Precycse. A great excuse not to raise your pay based on QA.

MQ can hire more QA to justify not paying MTs more.  Nice.  All the people who have been working on MQ accounts for years are now subject to QA to lower their pay in some cases.  What a scam MQ runs.

Yep, he's smart! A tent sounds great! My youngest just got her's 2 months ago, and my poor hus
Well, suffice it to say, he just shuddered...and got a tent...
Sounds like Rodney King after he wreaked havoc and caused a great race riot.
Quit calling people FOOLS and then asking if we can't get along. 
You betcha! Sounds great! Though I would prefer warm champagne to warm milk, OK??
I'll be waiting...just honk twice! I'll put Dr. Mumble Mouth on hold, and dash away before he's done chewing and swallowing...
Please explain further.
What do you mean by WT? Do you paste report into a Word Document?
explain please
what happened?
Could you explain please exactly what you mean?
I want to be aware of anything I may not know about.

I just ran a numbers check in Word, using "Tools" "Word Count" for all my work I did yesterday and the numbers were exactly the same - characters with spaces divided by 65 - except it appears the company software does not round up so you may lose a line there. Otherwise, they were exactly the same.

Thanks so much.
That's what I was trying to explain the other day -

I was hired to hold a sign at a construction site.  I was offered more money than I was making at MQ after being with them 6 years.  I have been doing MT for years and years, and my skills are non-marketable.

AT the construction site:  I don't have to know computers, buy one, keep up with one, be responsible for one, have the internet, deal with updating computers to satisfy a company.

All I have to do is show up.

At MQ they wanted more and more and more.  Buy more equipment, know proper English, type fast, no errors, NO RAISES, no work most of the time (their solution was more accounts, what a joke!), offered tech support/make an appointment, offered QA/make an appointment/we will call you within 48 hours.

The way I see it is MQ is covering itself with NUMBERS of transcriptionists.

They don't care if we make a living, only that their dictation is done.

They are going to go through us like water/we can't make a living/ok, they kick that girl to the curb and bring in the next MT/and so on.  IT'S NUMBERS, BABY!

They think because they have some sort of "idiot program" going where you supposedly can hire a warm body to clean up jibberish spit out by a voice recognition machine, they can hire 1000 indians or girls with borderline education (after they have driven any experienced MTs who were making anything near livable wage away), and pay them pennys they have the answer to medical transcription and still charge megabucks to hospitals and they will make the king's ransom in profit because they have little or nothing invested (remember they just got rid of the 1-800 phone numbers saving millions of bucks), and now want to pay pennys for editing.

Well, I am off to hold my sign for $10/hour PLUS BENEFITS AND WORKMAN'S COMP, INSURANCE, RETIREMENT, HOLIDAYS.  And I will look  back in every once in a while at whoever stays in this business while MQ takes it down the tubes.

Hey "bumed" you have it right.  And I'm afraid it's not going to turn around until you see piles of blitzed MTs over in the corner.  It is a non-career and thanks to the suits they have brought the quality of medicine down below putrid.  Get out.  Don't spend any more money to accommodate these profiteers.  Look out for yourself.   Think outside the box.  Right now the world is a little upsidedown because everything for the moment is "bottomline".  It can't go on this way forever or we will all be dead from "bottomline" thinking.  And while it is turning around, look here and there - and don't let MT take you down with it.  Good luck to all of us.


That would explain it....
So she is stuck at the age when she was molested, which would be about 6.  Poor Yuck!  I feel sorry for Yuck!
Perhaps you can explain this to


Before President Bush took office, under Democratic leadership, income was on the rise, jobs were expanding, and the economy was booming. Today, the Census Bureau announced that real household income has decreased in 2004, falling for the fourth consecutive year. Since the beginning of the Bush Administration, household income has declined nearly $1,700. Over 1.1 million people fell out of the middle class into poverty in 2004, an increase of 5.4 million people living in poverty since Bush took office. Despite this, Republicans still have no plan to help struggling middle class families. Democrats are fighting to create jobs and keep good paying jobs here at home.

Household Income Declined by Nearly $1,700 Under Bush. For the second consecutive year, median household income declined: income dropped last year by $93 -- down to $44,389. In real terms, median household income has declined by $1,669 since 2000. [U.S. Census Bureau, 8/30/05; Table A-1]

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Average Earnings by Women Declined by About $330 in Real Dollars During the Past Year. The median earnings of women declined over the past year, from $31,550 to $31,223. [U.S. Census Bureau, 8/30/05; Table A-2]

Number of People Living in Poverty Increased by 1.1 Million in 2004. Approximately 1.1 million people fell out of the middle class into poverty in 2004, an increase of 5.4 million people living in poverty since Bush took office in 2001. The poverty rate has increased from 12.5 to 12.7 percent over the past year, increasing for the fourth consecutive year. [U.S. Census Bureau, 8/30/05; Table B-1]

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Should not have to explain
We are allowed to do things for ourselves once in a while.  It seems ridiculous that we have to "explain" how or why we are doing something because we feel guilty.  I think it is great that you are able to do what you can do living in Florida especially with your hurricaine season being what it has been.   I think it is great and go and have a good time.    
Would you please explain what
you mean by "they/"  Who are they?  Do you mean newbies, anybody choosing to answer your ad, experienced MTs, dogs, cats, what? That is such a generalization.  Explain yourself.
please explain ...
I thought ERs are generally very short reports. Nowadays if we get paid by the line, you can't earn much for a short report. How does that work ?
Can someone please explain the
I can't find anything written in plain english on the internet. Thanks for your help.
Explain, please? I don't get that. What does it mean? nm
CMT - please explain
You've said this once before. Please explain.
Could you explain why? mn
I would just ask her and explain why (sm)
you would like to have the jacket, and I'm sure there would be no problem with her giving it to you.  However, if she for any reason becomes resistant to it, then I would say just drop it.  Things like this have a tendency to snowball and can cause resentments for a lifetime. 
Can anyone please explain to me why...
it is sometimes YEARS before a discharge summary gets dicatated?  Within the past few weeks, I had a report dicated 4 years after the patient went home.  This morning, the last 3 I have done by the same dictator are from 2004.  What is up with that? 
Explain please

Explain -- is 12 to 13 cpl low or high?  I am low at 11.5 to 13 cpl with my own accounts and two I/C's.   Most services here in the Oregon area are between 14 to 18 cpl in Oregon/Washington.  So I am curious do you laugh because we are low or laugh because you don't believe anyone could be receiving that much?  What do you think the Nationals charge?


Seems like you better ask them to explain better; but (sm)
I wouldn't pay them anything for the "privilege" of working for them.