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Sounds like a good place, where you work! BTW: the other 2 posts are not mine

Posted By: mt4ever on 2008-03-14
In Reply to: Aaah, okay, then I was wrong! I just assumed - Me

Somebody is cloning my username now and posting. Guess on a board like this anyone can troll. So, I guess I will change my username again, so as not to be taken the wrong way. Wow, people really have a lot of time on their hands!

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sounds like we work for the same place...sm
I have been with the same company for about 5 years now.  What I do is take the first letter of each word for a phrase and make an expander.  Ex:  The patient was admitted to the hospital, I make the Expander with tpwatth.  I have found this the easiest on the platform I use as I was not sure if anything like InstantText or others would work.  You don't have to assign the expander to a specific dictator so this helps with the "generic phrases".  For medications that are capitalized, I also make an expansion.  Ex:  Tylenol is expansion tylenol.  Also have them for drugs that are the same prescription all the time, aspirin 81 mg daily is a81, aspirin 325 mg daily is a325, aspirin 81 mg p.o. daily is a81p.  I even made it for when it is capitalized in a list, Aspirin 81 mg daily is aa81.  Every little thing helps.  I do have expansions for doctors that say the same thing over and over, I just make sure I proofread very carefully.  Try to use abbreviations you can remember.  I even have them for b.i.d., etc. 
MQ was a good place to work
I have been with them for 6 years and before that with another company. I have been extremely happy working for MQ; but too many things are changing and it is a very uncomfortable feeling. I wish I still had my old office to work from but unfortunately I have no say.

I might be checking out the grass on the other side to see if it is really any greener. What do I have to lose? I am no longer happy.

I wish you well and hopefully your office won't be closed and you are transferred into unfamilar territory.
Thank you, sounds like you work for good people....
I think no matter where you go it has its little ups and downs. Have a good day and thank you for responding.
Administrator - posts out of place??
I don't see why a whole bunch of posts about Latin abbreviations that seem to belong with another topic are under this heading about somebody wanting to start a new MT school.
that's the first place mine went, too (sm)
figured it was some lame troublemaker...sorry! But, made me laugh! 
Which posts? Mine?
I wrote the my take on single mom whatever whatever.  That was my post. its not bad really.  I didnt mean it bad.  I just felt compelled to say something about single moms because of my mom and how hard i know it was.  thats all.  i promise.  I wasnt flaming anyone. 
I'm not an MQ mgr and all the posts are not mine
I think you're irritated that there ARE people who get a good deal with MQ, get good lines, good pay, and are happy.
Becky you work in a great place. With no one hovering, I bet you get a lot more work done w/o agoniz
wants what. The only people qualified to do QA on my reports are the dictating doctors and the rest is just pure waste of money and time. If I have a question fine. But this random QA bites and hurts everyone. BTW, I don't have random QA for those who seem to think I may have an ax to grind. No dog in this fight. Just common sense.
Your hubby sounds like mine LOL
I try really hard not to laugh at him, but sometimes I really can't help it. Watching a grown man throw a temper tantrum over what in reality is the equivolent of "spilt milk" is really humorous. My teenagers behave better than the grown man does.
Your husband sounds just like mine! sm
Except for the weight issue, they could be twins! He often makes comments that I never do anything with him. But he always wants me to drop everything in the middle of the day to go run errands, go out to lunch, etc. When I finally give in, a trip I thought was going to take 30 minutes ends up taking 3 hours cos he just wants to do this little thing and that little thing. I get so frustrated with him! His job is a prn type job, where he could work 80 hours in 4 days then be off the next 2 weeks straight. Of course, when he's home he thinks everyone else should be just as free as he is. I keep telling him he needs to get a job that makes him as miserable as I am! :) (I'm not really -- I love being an MT)

I wish I had some helpful advice for you, but unfortunately I'm in the same boat!
Your experience sounds exactly like mine...
I do QA for one account, as well as I am an MT... I try so hard to encourage people but some of them just do not care, et cetera...My boss has told me several times that the MTs think I have a good attitude and they think I am doing a good job, so that makes me feel good also...
Sounds like a friend of mine - he is now her ex-husband - sm
though, even though "the sex is great", she'd say the same thing. She worked outside the home but was expect to cook a full evening meal from scratch every night (breakfast and lunch on the weekends as well as dinner), no frozen foods, kits, etc. , plus take care of 2 kids, dog, bird, lizards, etc. and of course keep an immaculate house, while servicing him every day. Things got so bad (he has quite a temper) that her kids actually asked her to divorce him, that is sad when that has to happen. But they are now away from Mr. Controlling and much happier. The daughter refuses to see her dad, granted my friend had to pull his teeth to get him to actually see the kids per the visitation at first (2 weekends a month was it), now he is all mad 7 years later that his daughter hates his guts, granted she is 16 now so that has something to do with it too (other than him being a total jerk). He would hold the child support hostage too, so if he was mad her wouldn't give it to her even though he knew she really needed it to make ends meet; so she went to the state and had it set up to be garnished directly so she did not have to "ask" for her support check anymore.....needless to say he was quite tee'd off when she did that. Things are better now but he is still a jerk. They do try to be civil to each other and work as a united front with the kids. Amazingly he has stayed single and has not sucked some other poor woman into his web. -- But you can't do it all. I have not had a night out for probably 18 months, but I do get out every now and then, but my husband definitely has lots of freedom but I don't begrude him as he cooks dinner every day, takes care of the kids as soon as he gets home from work so I can finish up my work or get started on the next day's allotment. He might gripe some but he does help a lot and he knows I do. You need to get yours to get off his butt and help out. As for a 2-day trip, next time just do it like you are tonight. He and the kids will live and maybe he will learn something. My husband had NEVER had the kids to take care of alone until 7/2004 when my mom got sick. I went up to be with her before and after her open-heart surgery. He had them for about 3-4 days, then I came home and took them back up with me a week or so later. He lived. The kids lived, and I think he learned, hey I can do this if I have too. You need to do the same thing (and then hope you don't come home to a mess of a house!). Good luck.
Where is a good place to

I am looking at IC jobs and most require Word 2000 or above.  I have a Dell computer and it came with WP.   I need the full version, not an upgrade.  Does anyone know of any deals online?  or is it best to go somewhere like Staples?



I kind of thought this fit with all the posts about low work, no work.
MTs complaining they are not finding jobs, or if they are the pay is extremely low. Seems to be a lot of posting mostly about no work...

I was kind of curious where all the work has been going, much more so than the usual slow times...
mine is fine...sounds like a monitor resolution thing--
or perhaps, did you download an antivirus update or something. maybe your video card acting up?? just suggestions.
Good for you. Sounds very interesting and a good chance of pace - sm

but I live in the northeast and not much need for that where I live.  I also live in a small town so that limits my options.  I have spent the last couple of years as a substitute teacher to supplement my MT job and just completed 4-1/2 months as a long term sub which I enjoyed and was a change of pace from MT.  The only problem is as a sub or ed tech you only get paid during the school year so I would have to keep my MT job for summers and school vacations.  With the way things are going in the MT world I hate to rely solely on that.  I don't want to find myself without any job whatsoever.   

Thanks for all the responses.    

DSG is NOT a good place at all!! Stay away please
Need a good place to get ink cartridges.
I have been ordering my HP ink cartridges for Office Depot.  The expense is getting out of hand, and the ink does not last any time at all.  Does anyone have any ideas?  Walmart seems to be higher than Office Depot.  I have gotten burned before ordering from some place online.  The cartridges were an off brand, and although they said they would, they would not work in our printers. 
Where's a good place to find curtains?
My new office is ready to paint and decorate, so I want to get everything ordered.  They didn't have anything I liked at eBay, K-Mart or Shopko.  Any ideas?
Be very careful!!! Does not sound like a good place to go. nm


And it is my place -- I work for MQ too and
if you don't like it and it isn't changing for you like you want it as quick as you want, get out!

I think all those who are happy with MQ are getting tired of hearing your same old sad story all the time.

If you can't change the company (duh, who thought they could) and it still doesn't suit ya, get out! Leave! Believe me, we don't want you there! You are free to go!
ask the place you work for
PET scans are simple FDG-18 radiopharmaceutical.
We must work at the same place. LOL (nm)
Any MTSO find a good place for their own website?

I recently received a quote for a local web design company, and it was close to $1,000! I don't have that kind of money. I would just like somewhere to tell a little bit about myself and the services I offer to Physicians.



Very nice around there. Good place to chill, hmm, mentally that
Not a sightseeing place but for a good lobster meal, sm
Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier, Kittery Point, ME.

You bring your own cocktails, appetizers, tablecloth. It is creekside, very casual, parts are open air and parts under a tent. You pick your lobster, they cook and bring to your table. Just fabulous, just get there early because parking is limited.

New Hampshire, there is no sales tax on liquor.

Just driving up the coast of Maine is fabulous.

Have fun!
Good place to search for doctor names?
Nobody posts there, but we should. A good laugh is
essential for well being.  I've posted there, but it is obvious that nobody bothers to check it out.  So fellow MTs.  Add your stuff to the Comedy Stop and have a good laugh once in a while.
DSG is a wonderful place to work..sm

Management staff is awesome, plenty of work, pay always on time.  My experience with them has been that if I do quality work, keep my line count committment, and just let them know if I am having a problem (sick, etc) and can't work, I have no problems with them.  I have been there almost three years, and love it.

And before anyone accuses me, NO, I am not management.  I am an MT (employee status)

Need a quiet place to work without .

Trying to avoid interruptions in the home.:)  Any of you work from an added room or trailer that you turned into an office?  Closing the door is not an option.  Would need to actually leave the house even if it is to go to a room added on or to a camper in the yard.  Wondering if others have done the same thing.   I saw in the paper where a company rents out an office for a day, a week, or however long you need it for.  Wondering if that would be worth it just to have the chance to work in peace.


Anybody know of a place you can work just weekends (sm)
With going to DQS looks like the OT/bonus is gone.  Personally I can't make it without the extra (supporting 4 on one salary). Need to fine a place to work weekends only.  Anyone have any suggestions? 
They keep advertising. Bad place to work
As if being Indian-based bad enough. No Thanks!!!
apparently you like the place you work for...
for the most part.  Maybe you should contact your supervisor and let  her/him know you would be OK with mentoring  a less experienced MT, but let them know you don't want someone else's junk to count against your QA score.  Good luck!
Great place to work! sm

They are very helpful and encouraging and give you plenty of time to get up to speed.  I have been with other national companies and they are the best.  You'll be happy there! 

Have bedroom only for work place
Sit to where I can see out to the mailbox and my driveway. I have my television in here though and also husband wanted to join me so he has his computer desk right behind me. He could have had his own room but he wanted to be close to his honey. It works out really well.
Tell you what the place I work for started
I work for a national doing a hospital here in my town. The hospital told the dictators no more cell phone calls just because of what you are talking about. I remember when they were allowed to use and all the cutting out so big gaps left. It will work if someone in charge puts that in force.
Based on the posts below, there must not be anything good on TV tonight. -nm
The place I work already offers 800 numbers for all
inside accounts and most outside accounts as well. Not all are not good to the MTs.
Anyone really know if allocation of work takes place

I wonder if anyone has true knowledge of work being allocated to a particular MT or MTs.  Supervisors possibly who have done this or have witnesses this could you please tell me if this occurs or if paranoia is setting in? 

It seems to me that this is wrong for important reasons that could stand up as an issue for being reprimanded by anyone who does it.  It is taking money out of one person's paycheck and putting it in another, after all, how sleazy is that???

This is a medical transcription business.  We should all be accountable.  What are we, working for the mob??? 

I agree. It's a great place to work,
most places are very slow around the holidays. And the owner is a great lady.
I work for a place that pays per word (sm)
and to figure it you just get the total word count (using the word count feature in Word).  You would have to find out if the 1000 words is based on "a word is a word," or if there's some "formula" such as suggested in another reply, like every 5 characters counts as a word and does that include spaces in that count, blah, blah, blah.  I don't know. If it's just straight up $5.00 per actual 1000 words, then I don't think that's good at all.  I make .0085 per word, and I've figured out that it would be an average of 8.5 to 9.5 cents per line.  Anyway, if "a word is a word" at least, $5.00 per 1000 words would probably equal around 5-6 cents per line or so.
Transcend is a great place to work
I can't believe all this negativity! I just love my job with Transcend. From the recruiter to my TL and ROM every single thing I have been promised has happened! I'm very happy! Yes, you do have to produce - but what MLS position don't you? Transcend also gives you the tools you need to succeed and will help you get better, faster and making more $. Stop bashing this company! They truly are awesome!!!! And the promote from within! They are so big on internal growth!!!!
The place I work for went from no patient names at all to
now it is accepted and used all the time. Go figure!
Gotta find a good place to live. My kids play outside.

They know to come in when the street lights flicker on.

Strength in numbers though. I'd never let one of my kids go to the playground on the next street over by themselves, but my parents never let any of us wander off too far by ourselves either. It was always with a bunch of other kids.

A good place to get reasonable, objective info regarding ADHD is CHADD

just keep it in mind for the future. www.chad.org. Also there are some informative videos at coolnurse.com. About 10 videos regarding ADHD. you will have do a search on the site but it's worth it. If it's in her father's family it could be possible that she has it, and if so, you needed to get educated about it and be her advocate. School systems respond very well to confident, well prepared parents who come in to meet for a plan that allows for reasonable accomodations. I've been doing it for years.

It's easy but about 1/2 good, 1/2 bad as to the line counting. May posts if you
Sounds like where I work. Everyone morning I wake up to not enough work. I'm quitting
This has been going on for a few months so I don't know if they have overhired or just sent a lot of it to India. I just know I can't sit here everything day waiting until "volumes build up." I'm looking elsewhere.
I disagree. The best place to work is a hospital that has their MTs at home.
Plastic surgery only works if there's something there to work with in the first place.
She's been trying to look like her dad's "golden girls," Heather Locklear and Farrah Fawcett, for years, but it's not working, obviously never will.
You're right about the "prehistoric" part! The place I used to work (sm)
uses Lanier, and it's a mess. It's WORSE than prehistoric. It was down more than it was up. It was also not at all friendly for at-home MTs, either.
It is only easy if everything falls into place, i.e. good docs, repetition, macros/expander -sm
This is not the norm. I average 130-175 lph, so it would take me a bit longer than 3 hours to make $100 (I am only PT now so I don't make much more than $50 a day) , and as she would be starting out fresh at a new job, probably with a national doing nothing but ESL the odds are she won't be making $100 in 3 hours.