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Thanks for the info. I won't bother applying either. nm

Posted By: curious on 2005-09-09
In Reply to: NetMed - Michigan MT

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Applying for job
Why is it when you are applying for a job and you would like to speak to a person to learn the platform, jobs offered, hours, pay rates, etc. you are always told you have to test first? What's up with that? I want information up front before the possibility of wasting my time. I may not want to test and then be offered a job paying 4 cents a line (or day).
Can I ask why? I am considering applying. nm
Have you tried applying in
doctors' offices? If you can realistically say that vocabulary and spelling are strengths for you, where English was a class you breezed through and you read a lot and have a huge vocabulary that can keep up with MDs who may also have PHds, then maybe you would be able to work in an office where MT is a big part of the job. It just isn't always easy to find jobs like that. You'd probably be transcribing from tapes, which can be just fine and give you a little feeling of job security because he may not want to bother with newer technology.
I'd just keep applying
You've only been out for a year. That isn't long. Just keep applying everywhere and something will most likely turn up.
By applying your logic, that would mean that those of you
on this board who hate George Bush actually want to sleep with him?  Ewwww!
Does anyone know how to go about applying for a government job?
YES! I'm thinking of applying. nm
Question about applying for a job
I have an IC position at a company and would like to start looking for another company for more work.  Should I put my current company on my resume and if not, what would I put as a heading under experience for that company?  I should add that the company I work with is my first transcription job, so I've never had to put anything on my resume about previous experience and don't really know how it works.  Thanks!
I am leery of applying too, but as far as pay, it
I would like to know to, so I can avoid applying
there. 3 cpl is awful.
Applying for IC positions
I was an employee of a large national for 8-1/2 years.  They provided the whole PC and set-up.  I've never been an IC.  Is there any point in applying for IC jobs if I've never been one?  I have a PC with a temp version of Word 2007 and antivirus software, but that's it.  No footpedals.  TIA. 
Is it OK to give only two reference when applying for a job

i'm a stay at home mom, and would like to apply for a job. however, i don't have any contact with my previous employer/supervisor anymore. i don't know who to include in my reference that would be relevant with the job that i am applying for. please help!! i need some advice. tia.

Have fun applying at McDonald's in a few years!

applying at wal-mart..or mickey D's
With all the uncertainty, the other day I was in the customer service dept of Wal-Mart and there was a place to sit and fill out an application and I thought for a second or two, maybe I should apply.I didnt but the way transcription is going, I envision myself working at Wal-Mart or McDonalds soon..
Another question, as far as etiquette when applying for a job... SM

I was thinking about applying with the service that the hospital is outsourcing to and I was wondering say I take the test and get a job offer, is acceptable for me to request that I be placed on my former employer's account and will they honor my request?

They have been handling our over flow for several years and so I'm sure that there are MTs who have been on the account a while.  So I guess I was just wondering if they would let me work on an already well established account.

I do about 5200 a week now, but I am not applying myself as well as I could - sm
So once I buckle down I hope to do 8000 week--I goof off way too much. If I did not, I would be done what I do now a lot earlier and also have time to do more (i.e. another 3000 lines a week) if I chose to do it. Discipline is my problem. I do not have a lot of repetitive work either so I don't have that going for me unfortunately, though I am doing macros for phrases like crazy which slows you down some but in the long run pays off. Good luck.
When applying for jobs on board

I am back in the "look for another job" phase of my life which I thought had ended.  After several years, I am back in the market though and have responded to ads posted on this message board.

Do you ladies and gentlemen typically include a cover letter stating you situation and stats, equipment, etc? 

And, with regard to equipment, if we do not have what is requested but are fully willing and able to purchase it to be able to work for the job being applied for, should we state this?  It appears that jobs posted are asking for specific equipment and that is not a problem other than getting it shipped to us.  Unless they want us to hit the ground running these days.

Thank you for your time, comrades in arms.

Just start applying with your resume
Even though you've been teaching, that shouldn't matter much especially since it is English!  Good luck to you!  Just start applying and sending your resume.  The companies will give you the information you'll need to get back in the swing of things. 
What type jobs are you applying for?
Clinic experience does not equal acute care experience. Need to look at those companies looking for clinic work and then maybe ease your way in with them in speciality areas.
thinking about applying for dr's office position...

and gosh, it's been so long since I've been to an interview...I'm looking for some tips on questions to ask the interviewer.  I don't like going to an interview and NOT asking any questions.

Also, I do have the experience they are looking for, although it has been about 8-9 years since I've actually done hands-on back office work...tips on explaining this would be appreciated too!

Last resort is applying at the service the hospital is using.
If I cant get google back, thinking of applying
Does anyone have any experience with TRS Institute- thinking of applying
Ammonia possibly. But, do have ventilation and do not inhale while applying it!
You have plenty of experience to be an Editor. Start applying everywhere.


If you are applying with nationals, it is kind of luck of the draw I would
suspect. The national I work for did not conduct a background check. I know that some do, and some don't. I guess the severity of your crime would have a lot to do with it, or some companies may have a no tolerance policy altogether. If you are looking at local clinics or hospitals you could try explaining face to face, but I would not try to hide that fact from them as they would not look kindly on it if they were to find out on their own.
JMO, but you are better off just applying directly to a company and skipping them altogether...

they basically try to fit your experience with a company and you can do that yourself...

When applying for an MTSO company....(2 unrelated questions LOL)
Do you just assume they have templates and word expanders? As I was doing my current job (which is now almost completely dried up of work), I realized how good I have it with the word expanders. That is one of the reasons I am so fast! So it is safe to assume they usually offer this kind of thing? I can only imagine they have to, but have never applied to one so dont mean to sound silly. I've been an IC for 10 years!

The other unrelated part is if the company is paying you 7, 8, 9 CPL... what are they likely charging their client? That is just my curiosity getting the best of me.

Thinking of applying at Golden Isles Medical Transcription..sm
Would someone with some inside information please email me?  I would like to know some particulars about this company before I think of applying for a job.  Would be interested in their platform, the type of accounts, their line rate, whether they require weekend work, and anything else you would care to share!  Thank you.
Why bother asking???
Just looking for reference so everybody who needed to know could know. Not trying to flame. Simply asked for reference as BOS User provided reference and ALS did not -- guess you weren't as interested as I thought you were?!?
bother, not both
oops, suppose will get slammed here.
Don't even bother -
.....as we speak!
If he is not used to it, of course it will bother him at first, but he will get used to it if
Don't bother with them...
I worked there for a few months and received incorrect and late paychecks.  They are not worth spit.  The MT manager has never been an MT and is clueless when it comes to the work. 
i have them around, they just don't bother me.

that would bother me too
-- how do you know that down the road, someone wouldn't undercut you the same way. It would be hard to trust them and not get nervous about it later, esp if you took on a debt/new payment or something.
Does not bother me in the least-
I get out and go as much as I want, just had lunch out before starting work today, hubby and me, went over to my daughters house last night to give her some assistance with lawmmower, etc. and to tell you the truth, like hubs and me just well, really donít care that much about socializing all the time, rather be working and making the $$$$.
I don't know why I bother...

but here goes.....

I am not for "outsourcing".  I am not for it because it is a way for greedy americans to try and get cheap labor.  If someone wants to compete fairly with me for a job, I am fine with that. 

But I am also not for belittling people and picking apart their posts no matter who they are and where they are from.

I also think that if you are proud to be American, you would rise above losing your job to outsourcing.  You would not spend your time whining and complaining and insulting strangers.  Rise above your circumstances...create your own opportunity...isn't that the American way?

Don't bother!
I joined with the same thought process as you.  Not only did no one care whether or not I had this to add to my resume, but I have not used one thing that has been offered.  There is an email that comes once every couple of weeks that I delete before even looking at it.  I did look at the first couple and it was "who cares" kind of information.  I just don't have time to be perusing through a bunch of information that I will probably never need and if I do, I can look it up through Google, drugs.com, etc.  This is just my opinion, take it for what you will.
Would this bother you? regarding QA
When corrections need to be made a bulk fax goes out to the MTs on that account. Any corrections, or notes, made by the hospital are on these. I just feel like these should not be sent to everyone but only to the individual that needs to correct them. Am I wrong?
Would this bother you?

I was hired with 2 other MTs to do a new acct for a national whose name shall not be mentioned. 

During the first several months, it became noticeable that one MT who was the largest producer was cherry picking and their reports were riddled with errors.  And this is a fantastic account for the most part - very easy to make money without cheating.

So, the other MT and I mentioned it to each other and agreed to what we were both observing.  She took it to the supervisor who concluded that there was envy on our part because he typed the most.  She dismissed our claims as did the QA person/assistant to supervisor after I mentioned to her I was seeing his work (like when 2 rads dictate the same report and you find out by seeing the other report in place) and it had typos in it or the skeleton of a canned report not filled out at the bottom of the page (must have put it in twice). 

A few months later, the account (a hospital) requested this MT be taken off the acct.  He was placed on 100QA and then let go (policy). 

The sup and the QA person, although never mentioning it, must have realized it was not jealousy at all at that moment. Right?  That we loved our jobs and did not want this type of work to go through and all of us be considered fly-by-nights.

Rather, there appeared to be something close to resentment as we began to be both QA'ed to death with the other MT nearly losing her job until she put her foot down and refused to be on 100% QA (25 yr veteran). 

The tension was palpable and it was made worse that every lead MT in our dept appeared to know about it and began to treat us like we were whiners and complainers. 

I was then dx'ed with BC and in a state of panic told my group.  My sup told my the QA person had been dx'ed with BC too and that she was call me and reassure me. We spoke for quite some time on a few different occasions on the phone and and e-mailed back and forth.

She said she was also engaged to a radiologist who worked at the hospital in her hometown.  A team member with an investigative mind decided to check it out and found out he was married and had a child with no divorce recorded in his county. 

I was contacted and told not to take her advice regarding BC treatment and maybe I should be more private about details..

It has been over 3 years now. I am still alive.

But.. I cannot for the life of me answer the phone when my sup calls.  I dread talking to her and actually have not for nearly a year (lol)

I feel as if they pretended she was a cancer patient so I would share details about my prognosis and they would be better prepared for coverage should I end up unable to work.  

Have you ever heard of anything quite so strange in the new world of work place telecommunication?   Should I just shut up and count my money and thank the MT Gods that I have an account with no ESLs? 

Sorry, I have wanted to write this for a year but was afraid the details would reveal who it was should anyone peruse this site.  Hopefully, now, it will go unnoticed.

Appreciate your feedback if you have any at all. 

Sorry to be such a bother.
The reason I asked about feedback is because I went from working under a supervisor at a local hospital, who constantly told us how we were doing (monthly reviews at least), to an MTSO where I only rarely get feedback, and it is always negative. Because of this, I am concerned, as I don't know whether I am actually doing good or whether I am just squeezing by.

When you are coming close to needing to fire someone, do you make it pretty obvious? Only asking because I am personally afraid of being blindsided, since I am not used to working for an MTSO.

Feel free to let me know if I am crossing the line in any of my questions as well. It is just nice to be able to ask someone higher up about how things are done, especially being newer to the business.

Thank you!
Don't Bother

I was a CMT for 12 years, but let it lapse last year when it was up for renewal.  It never made a bit of difference when I looking for a job, either you're a good Transcriptionist or you're not.  There's some CMTs that are book smart, but don't have a bit of common sense and that's just as important.  Being a CMT is a matter of personal choice, but in no means does it guarantee a better job or a higher paying one.

AHDI supports offshoring and always has.  They try very hard to remain "politically correct" and not upset their Indian buddies.  In fact, most of the board of directors are employed by Indian companies.  They do not support the American MT at all.

AHDI would like you to believe the certification may become required.  If it does, it would not be through them.  It would be a state or federal licensing program, not through AHDI.

You have to earn 30 CEC's in a 3 year period to renew your CMT.  You have to pay for continuing education classes or attend AHDI functions which you also pay for. 


Keep applying at jobs is my opinion. Find out where your local hospital transcription is done
I look at the jobs posted and tons of MTs are applying. I am employed but not terribly pleased with

prefer OPs and have done MT work for about 16 years.  I have worked for MQ for 11 years for the Univ. of Pa. which they lost and now I am working for a small company in Michigan with just tons and tons of crap work.   I would like an IC job with OPs if possible. 

So why did you bother asking in the first plac?
Thanks..I won't bother to apply with them now.
This totally would not bother me and
I would love to work at home for a hospital with an excellent incentive plan instead of a large service with jumping from account to account just to get my lines in.  I bet if they had a job listing on the boards, they would have many, many replies, even with the micromanaging.
I get this all the time... these are the ones that bother me...
The ones that bother me the most are the people who ask me to babysit their children, saying, "since you are home all day, could you.."  Those are the ones that get under my skin. 
they really don't bother you if you just leave them alone

they are just trying to survive like all the other creatures whose habitat is slowly being destroyed.  Most snakes are afraid of people.

Why bother to get that upset?
I'd be singing a different tune in a different circumstance but I always tell MTs to go through and type what they hear. Go back and give it a second listen and fill in what you can. Then, if you have absolutely no idea .. you need to send it to QA and move on. You are working production and if you cannot get the blank, leave it to your QA team. Your work is going to suffer in the big picture if you are not able to complete the work and frankly, you might just need a change of venue altogether. There is too much that factors into a job to become that upset over it all.