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That's where I stay when I go. You will never be bored

Posted By: Exactly on 2006-01-11
In Reply to: Splurge and stay at the Atlantis. You two deserve this! - Absolutely breathtaking

and then go to the Ocean's Club. They have some condos you can rent that are part of Atlantis too that are quite nice and they are within walking distance and you get to use all the amenities. That is where I would say to go.

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Help!  I need a few words of encouragement.  I feel as if I've been working 4 hours and it's only been 1-3/4!!!   What can I do to psych myself out to get in my time? 
I'm too hot to be bored!
Really bored...
Broasted chicken and John Grisham. He's intelligent and a great storyteller, so I would be well fed and never bored on an island - perfect existence.
anybody BORED??
I am having a really tough time lately with being totally bored with what I am doing.  Too many ESL doctors that put me to sleep or frustrate me beyond belief.  Too much time with "no work available" and too much stuff in some reports that my line count takes a big hit b/c I'm spending tons of time looking things up...  Anybody else feeling bored, burnt out, or whatever this is??  How did you snap out of it?  I need to start making serious money at this, but can't seem to get there no matter what I do and so much of it is completely out of my control. 
anybody BORED?
Do you have any of the computer programs made for Medical Transcription, such as medical dictionary, medical spellchecker, smarttype, etc. Since I have gotten the above and a few others,I spend less time looking up information and more time typing and some things as easy as a search engine (google.com) may be helpful. Good luck.
Anyone get bored?

Lately it is getting harder and harder for me to stay awake while transcribing - have done this for 20+ years and now have to take caffeine pills (even after getting 7-8 hours sleep)  Do the same account every day, same work type (which I know I should consider as lucky), same long reports every day, very monotonous, nothing challenging  and having a really hard time.  If I complain the office staff will put be on discharges which will be even more boring.  Used to get a mixture of short and long reports, now very seldom get anything short and am so bored - get up every hour and walk around 10 minutes or so - any ideas on pepping myself up?

Bored, bored, bored...
I hear you on the boredom front!

I think we are all victims of spring. New season, we want changes, we get restless, there's more daylight, and who wants to sit in front of a monitor 8 hrs/day typing the same repetative droning voices hours upon hours?

The only thing that seems to be a temporary fix for me is to blow off the work for 30 minutes and get outside for a walk. Take the phone off the hook and just go. You can't be productive when you get in a slump and sometimes doing something physical is the answer. Walk fast, swing your arms, head up, deep breaths and think about what you're going to plant in the garden, or what color you want to paint a room in your house, or maybe a new hair style.

I think this time of year we thrive on change, yet this job is not conducive to that so we have to create change elsewhere.

Wow. Now it has come down to me spewing this mystic inner-self stuff. See what being cooped up does to a person?
re: being bored
Hi there!
I have only been typing for about a year and a half so far but I just wanted to say that I do disability psych evals and they are always different to listen to. So if you want something different to do, try finding a company that does psych evals! I also have to walk for about 20 minutes a day just to get my blood pumping to my brain and hands which get sore too!

God bless!
Jan Setzer
Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored....
:0 [yawn]
I'm bored too
Just interviewed for a QA position because favorite part of my job now is looking up unfamiliar words. But don't get paid for that. QA would be hourly salary and at least I would be challenged again.

So, I've decided that medical transcription is something I just can no longer do.  I've been doing it for 16 years but I'm so bored, it's pretty near driving me crazy.  Can't concentrate... vacuuming the house is more interesting that transcribing at this point.  I took a week off not too long ago.  That week went by far too quickly.  Then I took 3 days off this weekend.  So, here I am fresh from a good break, and am sitting here wanting to do anything other than transcribe. 

I have no idea what other type of work I could do.  All I know is transcribing feels pretty similar to getting smacked by a baseball bat!  Painful all the same, minus the bruises!


When I first started it did, but now I am bored. nm
off today and bored...

That is bored and you are the trolls--nm
I have been an MT for over 10 years now and I am so bored.
I can't stand being on the phone with anybody because I get so tired of hearing people talk all the time. I get irritated easily and my family is starting to notice it. My friends are upset with me because I don't call them as often as I should. The housework is definitely slacking. I even had to get a babysitter to watch my 9-month-old baby for me because it was too hard working late nights and then staying up all day, getting only minimal naps in before my 7-year-old came home from school. What is the point of working from home for very little and not being able to take care of my own family? I am interested in doing some billing. Do you think you can email me some information on how to go about this? I did some billing before and I enjoyed it, although it was working in a clinic. I am thinking about taking the tests but it's been so long since I've done anything else.
So bored I could scream

I thought working from home would give me more "flexibility" to be with my family; little did I know that I actually have less time with my family now than I would at a job in town. 

To take time off, it must be scheduled months in advance.  An emergency has to be cleared in advance.  I'm so bored that I'm eating to keep myself focused and awake at night.  I would cut back, but I don't earn enough to go part time.  It is harder and harder to force myself to go to work, and harder and harder to stay focused, particularly when I have a bad dictator which is more often than not.  

I think I'm so burned out I'm crispy around the edges.

Does anyone else get sick and tired of doing the same work, same doctors, same everything day in and day out?  I am bored to death with this job!  I like the job just not the same stuff.  I think I need a change!!!! 

Dear FastMT,

I really like you and I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND AND EMPATHIZE WITH YOUR BOREDOM!!  I have too many years (23) of medical transcription under my belt. I had 96 college credits in the academic curriculum, which is very interesting.  I am really an academic person.  I received an A average in high school in an academic curriculum and won a college scholarship based on my first 1-1/2 years of college (academic curriculum). 

I sense that you, like me, have a higher level of intelligence and require much more engrossing and stimulating work than what medical transcription provides you.  After the first several years, the whole challenge wears off, and then of course there is the distrust of exactly what these doctors are doing to their patients in the form of harm. 

I would like to discuss this with you, because I sense I have the answer for you in the form of a career change.  Would you please email me at my email address, which is:  dove003@comcast.net?  Please do email me, since I really think could have the answer for you!! 

THIS IS NOT SOME GIMMICK AND I DO NOT REPRESENT SOME COMPANY.  I only want to help you out.  Please email me.  Thanks.');>



I got bored w/ it too, that's why I'm working my way up
Once you get in the door you can apply for different positions with enough experience. When working for a national, this field isn't limited to JUST transcription!
The VR is what bored me to death..sm
I would actually get to the point where I could feel my head nodding...80% of what I got was VR....I was beginning to feel retarded.  The only straight transcription that was sent to me were the worst dictators, cause the company knew I would do it, take my time, research, relisten, etc.  I've always felt more alive transcribing than editing.   Cat
Was bored, now happy in-house

I was bored and sleepy working at home doing acute care.  I always found short reports a better rhythm for me.  Nothing makes me sleepier than seeing an 18-minute report come up (usually STAT).  Ugh.  My production went so low I was let go, which was a blessing.  I was out of work for 4 months and prepared to go back to school for something more active like nursing, but found a temporary position doing radiology for an in-house outpatient facility.  I liked it so much I came on as an employee.  I like the short reports, the contact with radiologists and techs, and having so much control over the referrer's database and quality.  The radiologists remark they have never seen such good quality as mine.  It is total satisfaction for me. 

My son, who is 14, most definitely YES! He is constantly whining to me about being bored, but...
my daughter is starting Kindergarten this year and she is my baby and my last and I am going to be a blubbering fool probably the entire first week of school!
So? Are you just bored that you can comment so cruelly?
Does anyone eat out a lot. I don't like to cook but am bored with the same old fast food.

Got any places not too expensive where I can get food to go.  To go is the key.  Bored with McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, delivery pizza.  (Boston Market?)


I'm bored and dateless on a Saturday night...
Is it my basic personality?
My SIL's mom also wanted to work from home cause she was *bored*. nm
I agree Taylor/Elliot. I think I would get bored with sm
Chris and Katharine's music. Though they are all in good positions to be picked up by a record producer. Look at Josh Gracin. He was 4th.
anybody bored with this summer? favorite month/season?
too hot to do anything.  give me late september or early october please.
Okay I'm Really Bored. If you could only have one food and one person on desert island, what and
who would it be?  No fair family members.  We want a famous person and one food item to picnic forever on this island.
Spheris can't AFFORD MQ. I doubt it is TRUE and someone is bored and trying to stir
Good job.
Some days I feel so mentally bored I wonder if I am losing my mind. nm
"so, are you just bored that you can comment so cruelly? read your own post;
"so, are you just bored that you can comment so cruelly? read your own post;
And you stay with him why?
Stay away
This is the worst company to work for, please take everyone's advice. Certain accounts get put on what they call a lock out for depositing THEIR checks that bounce constantly!!! Then you can't get the money you are owed! There are so many better companies. Please look for one except this one.
I will stay.
I would stay where you are (sm)

until January.  This is already a stressful time of year (the holidays) and you'd just be adding to your stress by learning a new job.  Although your new employer may grant you the time off, it most certainly would be without pay.  Good luck!

I would stay for the house, nothing better than peace of mind in having your own home.
They should stay away,
it is nothing but a pyramid scheme, no matter what anyone tries to tell you!!!
Stay far away!
The owner is a lunatic. You should look elsewhere.
I would stay away if I were him, too
Do not blame him at all!
Help! They won't stay. :(
I had to set my home page as the main forum page here in order to get the links to "stay"/show up. Does anyone know, what might I need to change in NAV in order to get the links to stay without having to use this as my home page?? I normally click on the main forum page from my Favorites.

If your DH wants you to stay out of it...
then I think you should.

Just my opinion. If you don't want to fight with him over it, then don't. Why should this other woman's indiscretions cause problems in YOUR marriage?
You are probably better off to stay out of it.

I can't see why an administrator would have to "make-up" anything unless she's covering her own butt or the MT's that work under her.  Is she making it up because the dictation was erased by mistake or the doctor didn't dictate it in the first place. I just can't see someone putting themselves on the chopping block when it is simply a matter of asking the doctor to dictate the report.  Is this an MTSO?  I know there are certain things that are legal which is to state at the bottom of the document "dictated not read".  To me this basically means the doctor trusts the report was transcribed/handled in the proper manner. 

If you really think about it there are probably more errors made by MT's and doctors overlooking things in their reports because they won't take the time to read them thoroughly then this situation of an administrator "making-up" reports. 

I'm not sure I'd want to be involved unless I knew for sure.  I think you are better off just doing what is expected of you as an MT.  JMO.  Stay cool.....

I'd stay out of it.
A workflow coordinator isn't necessarily QA, so as long as she's not correcting your reports, she may do just fine making sure everything goes where it needs to and arrives on time.

If she IS QA-ing or changing your transcribed reports, then I'd say you have a right to bring it to someone's attention.
VR is here to stay...
I agree, it is less money, and sometimes the reports can take even longer than it would to type it, but then you get the really good reports in between that only take a few minutes.

VR is not going away, so somehow we need to embrace it and make it work for us. There will be a few companies that will stay with straight typing, but that is because they do not want to spend the money or time to train the VR. My accounts are 80% VR and 20% typing, so I do still get to type and balance out the $$$$, and it is not easy, but I still prefer it over typing all day.
stay or go
Tough call... I worked for a local group until October 2008. We heard about EMR coming for more than 3 years before it actually started to become implemented. That particular group did go with a point and click system and indeed, when they went to it, that was it. With over 25 doctors, though, they brought it in one department at a time. I will say this... when it became obvious that the time was drawing near (training sessions for other employees, etc) and we all started to get that antsy feeling you describe, the "head guy" came in and held a meeting with us in the transcription department. He stated (falsely) that it would be a year AT LEAST before any of our MT jobs would be at risk and assured us that we'd be offered positions (in house, of course) elsewhere in the offices. Needless to say, that ONE year was less than 5 MONTHS.

If you're feeling antsy and it's giving you so much grief, I would definitely start my search for other IC work. I mean, if you've no benefits to lose and you know you've no interest in anything in-house with them (IF it'd be offered), then why cause yourself heartache..

Just my opinion from a "been there, done that" perspective.
Thanks, but I try to stay away from DQS...sm
i just never liked that platform and never could get the hang of it. I will stay where I am because I plan on retiring from this profession for good in a few months. :)
Stay or Go
Love the company for what?? It's kindness. Jump ship before its too late, as it is for me. I loved my company too!
Well, er, ummm, I can't stay away. Let's just say that.
Stay away from M-TEC. Do a search here for more