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That is not what you stated in your original post. Don't act so naive

Posted By: giddy pc guru on 2007-03-20
In Reply to: Your response is uncalled for. - B

about pirating/dubbing software, or even worse, DONT write about doing it!  Everyone knows it's illegal.  Do you have any idea what the monetary violation would cost you by doing so?  No.  I didn't think so.

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I don't understand what your post has to do with original post of TIMED tests. NM
As I stated in my post below ...
Qualified is a great thing, but it's pretty clear that the industry does not want to pay for qualified.

The poor "education" that most MTs receive (and rely on without taking their studies further on their own) are accepted by SO MANY companies because, were MTs required to be more educated, the rate of pay would have to go up.

They are able to continue to pay extremely low wages with very unfair terms because we are not, as a whole, educated, represented in a unified way, or regulated.

I can assure you, if quality really WAS of interest to hospitals or MT companies, they would demand a certification program and we would be in a much different boat.

But because it is NOT of real interest or import to hospitals, doctors, or national MT companies, the "regular" MT will never live up to true quality standards.

It doesn't seem as though there's a mismatch between what the buyers expect and what the sellers produce, really. The market has adjusted to the point where both sides are comfortable.

It is what it is. And until one or the other of us cares more, it will stay what it is.
I stated the same thing in another post...sm
I am an IC directly for a small rural hospital in a generally rural state.  Most of the hospitals in my surrounding area have either inhouse MT or remote MT and the medical records dept manages them.  I started inhouse and then have been home for almost 13 years for the same hospital.  I have also done part time work for the nationals.  I basically get paid about the same, maybe more, without all the headaches of having to go through a national company.  I raised my rates 2-3 years ago and the hospital looked into a national company but found I was much, much cheaper and stayed with me. This year, I again raised my rates and they agreed with no questions.  Local MT jobs are out there.  You just need to hound these people until how beneficial for everyone it would be to hire locally.
In my first post stated I had facelift years
before this one, they only last for about 10 years or so and so this was supposed to be a repeat. I had scars, just not complete from this person. He made the incisions around the ears and told me forgot about total lift because took out Gore-Tex around nasolabial folds I had inserted prior to get those darn lines out. This was not him that put those in, by the way. I did have previous scars though.
Ah, I really meant to post that under the original post
Though it was gourdpainter's post which inspired me to post that suggestion.
Ah, I really meant to post that under the original post
Though it was gourdpainter's post which inspired me to post that suggestion.

Here's an URL for the medical transcription division of PRN Funding, BTW:


Thanks all for your help, but MD stated that the pt is status post patent ductus "ovalis" I l
Um, did you see the original post..
...."the reason I'm buying the house tomorrow.." I bought a house. I'm leaving.
I believe my original post came
before the news of so many lives lost. Excuse me and I appologize again for not making my OP politically, humanly, sympathetically, empathetically, correct. Just forget I even posted it.
It is in the original post. :)
Sorry, should be under original post. (nt)

P.S. to my original post...sm
We do things for our kids like take them to occasional movies, day trips, buy them a clothing item etc in addition to spend a minimum of 1 hour quality time a day per child with them. Hugs & kisses are handed out and we tell them each day that we love them. So, while they have to do chores and work on being self-sufficient they also know they're very much loved and we want them to do well in life.
Original post
I did not read your original post - but you definitely hit the nail on the head as far as MTs go. Most that I have dealt with on these boards, as well as those I have worked with are either alcoholics, drug addicts, have numerous personal/personality disorders and problems and most are just downright crazy - I think that is the first thing that you have to be in order to go into this business. They do not work well with others and are constantly trying to sabotage their co-workers - even if they work at home. Stealing and lying are not beneath most that I have dealt with. I considered myself quite a normal person until I got into this field and now anyone will tell you that I am not that person any longer. I think that listening to the depressing reports about illness, surgery and death takes its toll on you after a few years and is somehow ingrained into your psyche. I don't know if it could be called an MT phenomenon or what - but MTs are definitely a breed of their own. For any child that gets a check mark for doesn't get along well with others - they should be directed to this field for their life's work. please take this with a grain of salt - I have not had my afternoon medications yet.
I should add something to my original post...
Being on unpaid leave is not really an issue for me, as we will have enough in savings for me to be off for a while. Also, I will not have to worry about finding someone to replace me while I am gone. I just wanted to know if the normal time was 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, etc. Thanks!
That is what I said in my original post.
My original post
Again, things got taken out of context here -- the not working weekends so on and so forth. All I was trying to imply here is that nowadays, you need to be flexible in any job. If you are scheduled to work on a holiday, then put in 3-4 hours earlier or later in the day and you have the sime to spend with your family.

My S/O has a very crazy schedule where he is off on Mondays and Tuesdays, so I generally take Tuesday as my "day off" because I have bills to pay and can't really afford to take more days off than that.

As far as my comment about doing stat reports was concerned, that too, was taken out of context. With my company, we all have assigned days for doing stat reports -- mine happens to be Wednesday afternoons and I was working on Saturday anyway and was just surprised when I was called and asked to do these and not the person who normally does them.

It saddens me to see the way this profession has "gone down the tubes" -- I got into this field and am still in this field, because I feel in some small way, I contribute to my fellow human beings and their health and well being.

A lot of this yes, has to do with companies and them becoming what they have -- MQ being in my opinion, the "biggest monster of them all." But, on the other hand too, so many MTs tend to "saturate" other companies based on positive posts, which thereby at times will create a shortage of work, as well as the fact that they tend to skip over the difficult dictators -- here again, as it was previously mentioned, it is a learning process and should be treated as such.

In NO way was I stating that you should put your job over your family -- what I was trying to state in my original post is that you have to learn to be flexible -- if you refuse to bend and try to put a good balance between family life and your job, then you more than likely will find yourself at some point without a job.
my original post was perfectly
non-attacking to anyone! But Albert, and a few others, spoke to me in an insulting, demeaning, condescending manner. So ya wanna call ME the big ol' "b" now? who cares? go right ahead! But all ya gotta do is scroll back and you'll see who started the b.s. Now guys I'm off to read the other nasty posts you guys made today. Have a good evening! xoxo
I remember your original post
You and your fiancee have hearts of gold.
I see you cleaned up your original post!

You know, shear versus sheer?  Your post is still not good enough to pass on to a client, so you better practice what you preach!  I QA and MT, have a college degree, have done this for more than 20 years, and guess what?  I am still not perfect and someone QAs my work and I am glad they do.  It seems to me that you hate your job.  What may seem like a "guess" to you with all your experience and knowledge may not be a "guess" to someone new.  Do you have a GOTCHA attitude, or do you do your job with the hope that you have helped teach someone else?  I have worked in hospitals where between 5 people on a shift we had 100 years of combined experience and we all still passed our work a few times a shift to someone else to proofread just because we had pride in our work and sought accuracy.  That is the name of the game.  We are all humans and even terrifically educated and experienced people who use books, Google, and other resources make an error or miss something, especially with a new dictator, an ESL dictator, a dictator who dictates 100 mph like his pants are on fire.  Maybe you can get a job you actually enjoy.  I hope so.  By the way, do you send along 100% correct samples for each of your accounts, each of the dictators on that account, and each type of report for those dictators?  If not, you should consider that as an option in order to obtain a better quality of work from the MTs  who work so hard to transcribe the dictation from your company.  Remember, success breeds success.  Try to put the previous sentence to good use in your life and maybe the quality of work you receive to QA will improve.  MTs like to be right, so maybe if they have friendly QA people who help them along, help them attain success, and give them decent resources they will produce the work you seek.  It also would be nice if some QA persons did not cherry-pick all the best work and shared some of it around.  I don't mean all QA persons, only some and you all know who you are and what kind of integrity you have.  This reply is not meant to offend, by the way.  It is offered in the spirit of getting a job done, solving a problem.  I am blunt, but I am right.  This problem is legion.   




there is a message in original post.
Please read your original post

The reason some people on this board are so upset is because you did not state that you were just trying to find a job that wouldn't end up making you more than $900 a month.  You specifically stated that you couldn't live on $900 a month and needed to make more than that without having it reported as your income, enter DH.  You thereby began to question whether or not you could have the income reported under DH to avoid being in excess of your limit.  This is considered cheating in some people's view. 

It's the same way all these women are having babies and collecting welfare, all the while their *boyfriend* is working and living with them but it's not being reported.  These women go to college for free and have all sorts of hand-outs for their children.  Would you consider this wrong?

There may be other options for you.  I'm curious to know if you have looked into your local Children's Services Dept.  If the parents are out of the country, I would think you had to sign some sort of document to assume temporary guardianship, which may entitle you to financial benefits from the state.  This would certainly be a wiser option if available. 

I really do hope things work out for your grandkids.  They don't deserve to be in this situation while their parents are serving their country.  For all the blasting you've received on this, know that many, myself included, are thankful every day for the American soldiers and what they do for our country.

It is you, because you used that same language on your original post...
and who says "loser" anymore besides my young son???
Try rereading the original post.
Obviously, if the OP was told she was hired and someone would be contacting her for setup or a packet would be going out in the mail, she's getting some type of response.
Honestly? The original post sounds to me as if
some uneducated and inexperienced wanna-be is cheating on an employment exam.  If you don't know those basic terms, you need to go back to school.
What/who are u referring to--missed original post.
This post was soo sweet. I am not the original poster, but was being

nosey and thought your post was so sweet.

I have applied to 2 companies - Medscribe and an MTSO. I am not nervous leaving MQ.  Wow.  Looks like a ton of people are leaving.  I wonder if that means just great news for their Indian MTs....hmmm

One thing I left off in the original post...
is that we are basically wanting to state that we don't want any gifts, but we also know that oftentimes people insist on giving you something anyway and want to know what to give us.
My original post has been deleted, read this...
How can you give positive, sound advice to someone who may not live in the same area as you. Every state is different. As far as being afraid for our jobs, yeah, there should be a certain amount of fear, because as an IC you could wake up one morning and your job be gone. Same as employee, I understand, but there does not have to be a reason to let you go as an IC. I am a VERY professional MT who takes my job seriously and I do have a bit of fear at times, I have kids to raise. You cannot tell her that she is not savvy on her own company, she was only asking some questions. I thought that is what this board was for, to ask questions. How could you find anything someone asks amusing or disgusting....maybe you should search into the term "professional" and maybe you are not so savvy in your own company. :)
original post - thinking of starting MT
It was something about becoming an engineer becoming an MT or an MT becoming an engineer and working from home - just thought they needed to know what physical and mental attributes were necessary to take on this MTing.  I have often found that the MT develops whatever symptoms they transcribe the most - for me it was psych and drug dependence - I thought I was going insane until I woke up and realized it was all just a dream.......
You better go back and read the ORIGINAL post again -
What a self-righteous
be-** ch.
Your post made me laugh even more than the original! NM

Sorry, last post directed to Trixi, not original poster. nm
Original post to give info is on Page 2 now I think (sm)
As far as the "rules", I think she is referring to what she requested in the post (male or female, age, state) stuff like that.
Some gave how long doing MT.

My original post was about the Stones and I did not name call!!!! Give it up! nm
Oh my..I'm afraid my original post started a flame I did not anticipate...sm
I think it just proves there are companies out there that are not worth our time and some that are. I left my email address (in my original post above)and would very much like to hear about companies that are fair, honest, have steady work, treat their employees professionally and yes...do pay a minimum of 10 cents a line. I know they exist and would appreciate input from those of you who know who they are. You can email me privately so as not to start another flaming war! Thanks for your help.
The fact that the original, nearly incoherent post was written by an American MT or at least an

American based MT.  The original poster is the reason why we can't make a decent wage and the reason why a company would choose to outsource to India at a cheaper line rate versus paying an American MT.


Doesn't apply. According to original post, there was no dictation involved. NM
All you mentioned in original post was about the money. Explain the rest of the scam. The check
I was going to say unless you were the original 3 brave souls named on the original suit.
I still had heard lately that no one else, not one person, had been allowed to join in, so you must be in a separate class??
Found the original post about the Olympus WS110 - do I need olympus software to convert the files?


I am naive!
I assumeed that they would make sure that their samples were correct. Didn't realize it was a common problem.

I still have to purchase an Expander system as everyone raves about them. At least I'll know what people are talking about!

boy are you naive! sm
whether you choose to believe that there is no government/pharma conspiracy does not mean there is not one. There has been one since the 50s when they decided to flourinate the water we drink. Flouride is a rat poison, and we are being forced to drink it daily. As far as marijuana goes, why do you think they are trying so hard to keep it illegal? It DOES have healing properties and I am not saying that because I am a PRO-Pot supporter, as you suggest. You cannot deny the facts as they exist, but the government can surely try to keep it from being used to treat the illnesses they have so knowingly created in our society. They want to keep us dumb and naive, and make us think that they are out for OUR good, which is completely false. Just look at the economy today. I suppose that was done for our good too. and as far as not wanting "your physician, bus driver, pilot, babysitter, schoolteacher, or anyone performing a service for you to be toking or hemping up," you would rather have then drunk on alcohol, because that is legal???? I do daily dictations for a well respected orthopedic surgeon and he is pretty much intoxicated every single night while he dictates, but that's okay though. I surely would not want to be one of his patients and go under his drunken knife!!! Pull your head out of the sand and actually see what is going on around you. Don't take our so called government at face value and honestly believe that they are their for our good. This is a "me" world right now, and they are only in it for themselves and the lifelong benefits government officials receive! and no, I don't smoke pot, toke, or get hemped up, but I surely do believe in its healing properties.
you are naive.......nm
You honestly believe that? Wow, naive.
You may be correct, but also may be na´ve...sm
unfortunately the biggies that are sending to India, also have the power to lobby for the legislation that works for more profits in their pockets... that is our capitalist system!
Call me Naive
I had no idea that Escription did this.  However, I do run a Spyware removal program daily on my computer and it does find items to delete; never considered that they came from Escription, however.  Thanks for the heads up.  The only solution that I know of is to either quit the Escription or run the spyware removal program before, during and after its use.
Not naive at all. Been in this industry for 25+ years and SM
I know honest from crooked. These companies are falsely advertising (failing to give the client the correct information) to obtain them as part of their client base who has a regular contact administrative personnel in the U.S. to snag them, hype the company up with the low line rates, and be sending our citizens' medical records overseas in a sweat shop setting and wage equivalent. Please, you are being quite gullible, and until we as a profession make the necessary parties aware, things will only continue to decline in this profession.
no play naive; we all know, including you, that she was only being funny
I hope I dont sound naive, can you tell me how you travel with a laptop and transcribe? I have neve
I have never done this but I'm trying to plan it so it is feasible for me.  I know to travel I'd need a laptop.  Does the laptop accomodate a regular foot pedal or does it take a USB and also do your headphones plug into it?  What do you do about internet when traveling?  Thanks, you can email the info if you'd like, I'd like to get these plans figured out and all the answers on this I could get would be great!
OP also stated.....

"obviously upper middle class"....so that does definitely have a bearing on the response made.  There are so many variables here as well as trying to compare almost apples and oranges.  I'm very sorry that happened to the little girl, but they knew she had been already for for 14 hours; they don't even know where Holloway is; she was in a foreign country when she disappearing and said foreign country is not sharing any information.  There is a big difference between these two cases.

With all that being said, I do absolutely agree on one thing; there has been way too much coverage on Natalee Holloway.  I don't believe they will ever find her.  It was much too easy to throw her weighted body into the ocean or, maybe she was sent into South America to be used as "whatever they wish to make her do".  I haven't heard any reports on incoming or outgoing flights from Aruba during that night have you?  All it takes is a little single engine plane to do the job.  

What I stated before was---
I don't object to people breaking into food stores for water or food, but why do they need to steal TV sets, break into people's homes to steal jewelry, guns, etc. That is STEALING, folks, like it or not. Why do they need to steal TV sets now when there is no power to begin with??? If they were just taking items that they needed to survive, that's one thing, but to take advantage of a horrible situation is reverting to the law of the jungle. The fact that these IDIOTS are SHOOTING AT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO HELP THEM IS A CRIMINAL ACT! As I have said many times before on this board-- a situation like this brings out the best in some people and the worst in others! The ones who are doing all the looting, shooting, rapes, etc. already had that mentality and are just using this as an excuse. They are not helping anybody by doing this, including themselves.