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Posted By: Me on 2007-08-29
In Reply to: my experience - mtx3

RAther than say thanks to each responder! Very much appreciate the input.

ANYone using satellite with a VPN connection? My understanding is that it will work but the speed slows waaaaaaaaay down.

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It seems we applied to the same company and got the same replies. I didn't do anything about testing or replying to the email either.

I then got the same email you did about the position being filled.

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Thanks again!

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Thanks for a very interesting discussion. I wasn't looking for permission to make errors! I just wondered if people believed that MT errors are a huge danger to the patient. It seemed to me that common sense would say that there are more safeguards for the patient than a dictated note in the record. We should be very careful to make our work as accurate as possible, especially to avoid the cascade of misinformation that can follow a patient forever, as was pointed out in one of the posts. Thanks again, everyone for taking the time to respond with these excellent posts.
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These help a lot! This is second marriages for both, hence why we decided on Vegas...no big wedding, but it has been years since either of us have been there, so we really don't have much to go on. We will be going the second week of June, so no BIG BLAST either, haha.

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I always see lots of ads in my local paper for SLPs and after researching the job it is definitely something I would love to do. I do know I will have to go for my Masters as well which means I'll be in college when my kids are in college. Thank goodness student loans are considered *good loans*:)
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I do really need to see a PCP/psych because I haven't been to a doctor ever since my son was born and that was 4 years ago.  I am lucky now because I have no medical problems and have not had any my entire life but there is a long line of family history of cancer, cardiac problems, lung problems, etc....and not only do I want to trim down to help my self image but also for health concerns.  I want to be here a long time for my son and if I can lose now before something drastically happens then I will be okay.  I feel like there is something sabotaging my weight loss.  I have been buying the right foods, making sure not much bad food is in the house.  I guess it just takes time. 

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.  Food is an addiction just like cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.  It is hard to overcome but we can all overcome anything that we really set our mind too and if we have support then that is even better!  Thanks again.

thank you for your replies...

Some of the things said have given me MORE cause for thought.

I did not want to start a school.  I would not expect to make a large amount of money mentoring.

I just can't seem to let go of the idea that there is a large gap between someone graduating from a training program and having the ability to start working, ESPECIALLY at home.

Again, thank you for your time.

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My BIL was drinking again today, thank goodness my SIL is sending him off, they are on the phone with all the family and getting it done!!! Praise the Lord. Thanks for the replies I know it sounds as if the kids are not taken care of in this but of course I did not give all the details on this board. Some of you may think "yeah right" but I did not give all the details about the kids. They are definately safe and my husband even said at the beginning "if I have to sit on my porch with a shot gun from now on he will not hurt these kids again with his drinking."
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Thank you to all of you for your replies. I really appreciate your insight on different thoughts to consider, and your experiences with children of your own, as well as the suggestions you made about keeping a food diary to track foods to try to find the culprit. It gives me some different thoughts to entertain as I have been driving myself crazy trying to diagnose the problem myself (even though I know this only makes the test result waiting process worse! lol)

Hopefully, it will be no big deal and he will 'outgrow' it soon or maybe even be put on medication to prevent it or something. In any case, I will keep you posted on the results of the abdominal x-rays. Thanks again for your support! :)

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am going to think long and hard on this this weekend.  Stability is definitely an important thing.  Money can be worked out to be about the same.  Flexibility is definitely important.  The weights are still leaning more towards the flexibility, just not enough!   Thank you all again.

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Guess will just have to wait until we go live and see.
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Again, I really appreciate all the responses.  You all are great!

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(at least to the people that "got" what I was talking about!). I really appreciate it. And, I HAVE been documenting everything now! But, I found another solution! Start my own biz! I already have someone, but just need to get the ball rolling. Like my husband said, he deals with his job because the money is well worth it! Is it really worth all of the crying (literally), and headaches, etc. for 7 cents a line? My answer to that is: NO. I could go work at Target for less hassel and upset! Do my hours and go home. No line counts to me to make money, no ESLs w/crap in their mouth, nobody contradicting what they said, correcting me for not putting a hyphen where it should be, when I really DID and it was on the paper in black and white and when I asked QA about it she said, "No you didn't!" What the *&^%?!!!!!!  I just don't need it for the peanuts they are paying. It is not worth my physical and mental health.  I know I am good at what I do, graduated w/ a good GPA. Do I have a world to still learn? Of course, but like I have said before, no "experience" is going to fix the bad QA people, ESLs, policy on too many blanks, etc. Anyways, thanks to those who understand, I appreciate it.
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Thanks for replies, but now I wonder..
Why did they hire me then?  I never lied on my resume.  They knew that I did not have acute care experience.  I feel like they were patient with me for 90 days and now I should be passing QA and doing high production.  This isn't happening and I'm scared I'm going to get fired.  This hospital hires people based on recommendations from other employees.  They hired some girls who had ZERO MT experience.  I can't imagine how it must be going for them.  No one says anything or is honest, so I don't know. 
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Judging from your replies it seems like it just depends on the situation.

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The good, the blunt, and the bad ones. I asked opinion and I got it.

For an update, I talked to the owner. They are going to try to up me to at least 20 hours a week.

The problem right now, according to them, is all of the accounts for a little while now are slow. I don't know why and neither do they. I have noticed that when I print the patient schedules that instead of the average of 3 pages of patients for both doctors, instead, some days I have seen 1 page to 1-1/2 pages of patients. Whereas before, if I think about it, I usually never printed a patient schedule shorter than 2 pages. Don't know what's up with that. Economy? Who knows? Another problem is sometimes they won't dictate when they should. I have had to do patient's reports from anywhere from 1-2 months ago. So obviously they are not dictating all the patients when they are visiting or something. I don't know. Who knows? I sure don't.
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I just don't want to spend money on a MT course only to find that I cannot be employed because of my record.  I've heard that some MTSO's ask this of potential employees, but not of those seeking to be IC's. 
thanks, all, for your replies

I went to college years ago (about 18 years ago) for medical transcription, did med rec transcription back then, but it's been a long time.  for one year of working, i did pathology, and that was really interesting.  i enjoyed pathology.

i definitely have to think about it.  i have two elementary aged kids, and i really don't want to have to leave the house yet, but on the other hand, i've been at home for 10 years working, and sometimes think it would be nice to get back out and work around people.

thanks for your replies!

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actually, taking medication is not an option. I have gone that route and it was the worst 1.5 years of my life.

I was just wondering if anyone has had the same problem and if there might be away around typing that (without right out refusing, which I cannot do).

anyway, thanks again. I did try valerian but it not only stinks very badly it produces the same affect in my opinion as an SSRI and to me those are very dangerous.

if anyone is interested in natural ways to heal, I have discovered information on the amygdala and have learned it may be responsible for what I am going through. luckily, it can be dealt with without medications and I have my panic attacks down to a controllable level, as long as I keep my triggers in check, thus one big one doing psych reports, haha...

appreciate all the reponses though...
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This was asked and answered already before it was moved. grrr
Has anyone responded or have the replies been deleted?
Maybe you would get more replies if you .sm
this on the Company board. :)   

Thank you for the replies from everybody on the subject.
It gives me a good start to check them all out...
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Thanks for your replies. I go to the doc tomorrow.

you might get more replies on the newbie
Tx for the replies ladies--NM