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That was so typical of all AHDI's double-talk.

Posted By: -(sm)- Topaz on 2009-06-19
In Reply to: addendum--here's the link - starzzz

Especially that first one by Pati H. The first couple sentences hardly made sense. And her answer certainly did dance around the point of the question, didn't it?

That just shows ta go ya.... if you want REAL answers about the MT field, the LAST people anyone wants to be asking is AHDI. Someone should let 'Advance' in on that little secret.

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Eewwww... you don't talk like an MT, you talk like mangement. Ick. (n/m)
Not at all typical!

Your bad behavior has to be tolerated  and  the heck with everybody else.  Another example of bad manners.

That's typical VR
I promise this was an actual sentence. The doctor dictated, "This is Dr. Wilson Period." Of course, we know that should be plugged into the demographics screen.

What VR transcribed was, "This is Dr. Wilson Perianal."

LOL. Yeah, one day it will be perfect. That's funny!!!
I don't have a typical day, one day I can do 2500

lines in about 12 hours and another day I'm lucky to get 1000 in 8 hours.   I have an expander, have a few templates but don't get those dictators on a regular basis.  I do NOT have to enter any demographic information or look up addresses, etc.   I  work in batches, don't have to save each report separately.  I have enough experience that I rarely have to work up anything, but also will spend 30 minutes searching for something rather than leave a blank.  

I get up frequently.  I try to apply myself for at least a good hour or more and then take a short break.  My feet swell really bad and I'm getting butt spread so I try to get up and move around.  I never thought I was a particularly fast typist, but did the time clock thing and found that I was averaging 270+ lines/hour.  Some days I work 6 hours/day, some days 8 to 10.  I may have a superduper day where I make 3000 lines/day, but the next day I only do 1000, because I just can't routinely do 3000 lines/day and have a life.

The thing that has helped me most is limiting my time on-line and having my e-mail so that I can't see/hear when a new one comes up so I don't stop typing and check e-mail. 

I routinely do 85+% ESL, but maybe once a month get a day where I have lots of normals and that spoils you. 

But this is not your typical dictation

I usually do 30 minutes in 45 minutes to an hour also but this is something completely different and it almost gets to the point you pull your hair out when you cannot hear what they are saying during this meeting or several talk at once, etc.  So you cannot use this rule of thumb -- believe me I have been there many times.

Again I would guess between 8 to 12 hours and feel good if you get it done in 8.

Typical media; what do they know.
Yep, but that's typical for a national.
QA typical per line pay

I am thinking about changing over to QA but am wondering what the pay per line normally starts out at.  Can anyone give me some help. 

Sounds like a typical guy..)) n/m


I do not think that 8 hour a day supervisor is typical at all.
Typical welfare mentality, just sit with
your hand out and do nothing to help yourself. Let the taxpayers take care of you. Never take any responsibility for your own welfare or the welfare of your family, just collect the welfare bounty that everyone else pays taxes to provide. Why shouldn't people be prepared?
Typical care about no one else mentality
Typical me..me..me, dont care about the rest of the people, lock me and my family await in a gated community and who cares about anyone else mentality.  God help you if you are ever the victim of a disaster and did not have the time or money to buy supplies.  I sure hope every one around you has your attitude and you feel the pain of hunger and thirst..Hello, America, where are you?
Dottie, maybe you could take a typical page of
how much you're currently making per page on cpl basis.  If it's more than $2.50, you'll lose money working for the insurance company.
A $300+ bill is typical for us in Arizona. sm

We use the payment plan so our bill is the same every month. They average all 12 months and come up with a month payment.  Our winter bills usually would be as low as $70 if we weren't on the payment plan.

Can't live here without AC - no way, no how.

What are the typical hours for 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts ... sm
or are they different with every company?  What is the difference in pay for 2nd and 3rd shifts?  TIA
Not typical, but does happen. Move on to
What is a typical rate for QA per line?
If that is your typical attitude, well...I think we all understand now.
Wishing you peace and the very best of luck.
Interesting and typical. Accept responsibility for nothing
He's a loser
You are a hypocrit. You attack me for my position and then say you have a right to yours. Typical.
I did not attack anyone, just stated an opinion.  You have been up and down this thread attacking every single person for posting something you don't like.  Talk about pot-kettle-black.  LOL!!!  Well, my last post to you. You are seriously cyberderanged. 
No, it is not typical. Please search for a company that respects you more than that. nm
Hahah..typical male answer to me..
I had a doc dictate once that his patient was annoyed because when he had gone to the pharmacy to pick up his RX (which he didn't know was going to be called in) it was for Flagyl and not some free Vicodin, and that he wasn't going to take the Flagyl because he wasn't supposed to drink beer with it.
Typical liberal, start with the name-calling when you have nothing else
So typical, "Don't do as I do, do as I say".

Failure, uneducated, jealous, resentful, TYPICAL.
What's typical for your email addr. w/nationals? sm

Help! need info. Would like responses from multiple people please.

Just started a new job last week. Everyone I get mail from, supervisors, tech, mgmt, etc. have a  So&so@OurCompany.com type email. (I'm not saying what company), but they are having me use my personal email.

Can't help wondering if I have been singled out for some reason. I feel totally excluded.

Also, even email that is obviously addressed to a large group has only my name/email in the To: box. This seems very strange. Why would it be top secret what group/s it is to, i.e., "All MT's, Hospital XYZ group, etc.

It seems as if I'm only getting email as a blind copy from everyone. How can I figure out whether all the other MTs have So&so@OurCompany.com addresses assigned & some higher up just hates me for some reason, or whether all MTs do not get a company-assigned email address? 

That's a typical hourly rate for remote
I personally wouldn't drive that far for it.
As long as it's typical stuff, you can't go wrong. nm
what is a typical QA hourly wage for experienced QA
wondering what a median QA hourly wage for an experienced QA 
Typical bleeding heart everybody is a victim mentality, except of course...
those who are smart enough to not get pregnant at 14, finish school, work hard, and pay for  and provide for themselves.  Then they are villified by YOU for not wanting to just give it all away to those who have NOT made good choices for themselves in this infinite land of opportunity that we live  in, the same country where  people around the world are knocking on the doors to get into, and HAVE  come here and taken advantage of the opportunity here.  Opportunity doesn't mean it's handed to you.  Sick, young, old, down on luck, or having a rough spell is one thing, but a lifetime of mooching is something else.  There IS a difference.  But that shades of gray world you live in doesn't allow you to see with any clarity.
Is it typical to perform gastric bypass surgery if
Typical hateful liberal. Taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune.
You're a real piece of work.
Yep, sour grapes is right. Typical attitude of people who are angry with life.
This IS the typical trash situation that exists now for us at-home MTs. I'm thinking of leaving,
Double Wow sm
Could you please e-mail me that recipe, I promise I won't disclose it to anyone!
Double what you'd pay an IC
probably. I'd say the MTSO I work for probably makes double what I do in order to pay me. Makes sense.
Double applause! nm
double space

Geez, I thought I asked a simple question, but I guess not.  I could care less what Medquist or AAMT say.  I get paid hourly so I didn't ask the question because I was worried about money.  I was asking in general style terms - are newspapers, magazines, i.e., anything in print spacing this way now?  I just wanted to know if I was behind the times.    

double (sm) I mean triple for me

Double standard
So we expect MDs to always have their complete attention on every word out of their mouths, which would be nice, but some of them put in 70 or more hours a week at the office/hospital, and have mountains of dictation to complete each week. But we expect them to never make a misspeak, even though on these boards we have a heart attack if one poster points out another poster's spelling or grammar error. Never mind that we are supposed to be better at English than the MDs, but we don't have to use our skills in writing posts (which is MUCH easier to do well than never making a misspeak), even if the post has to do with getting a job. That's quite a double standard, if you ask me.
thanks for that - but I need help with double spacing - sm
not with spacing between sentences. Its when a doctor dictates a paper for a journal and he wants the whole thing double spaced so that he can write between the lines or make corrections or for easier reading for him.
double ditto!
My hands feel great at the end of the day. Will never be without one of these keyboards! :-)
I use double ?? and have alt+R set to jump to them. nm
Double bind for an MT
You know, spouses tend to undervalue what we do when we are trying to do it. We put up with a lot to work at home (I know I did when I was married). He had no trouble spending the money, despite is constantly berating my efforts and undermining my contracts by calling the companies I worked for and pitching a fit about my not being paid enough, or I was working too much or he couldn't figure out why I could not take any old time off I wanted...again not respecting that this is a REAL JOB that has to be DONE ON A TIMELY BASIS. I could rant all day, but I won't, you get the idea.

Then, when we divorced he wanted to know what it is was worth. Ummm nil since you managed to lose most of my work for me? I was holding only one contract my own for about $3000 a year when they bothered to get me paid.

Just an observation because some men seem to think they can have it both ways.

I am joyfully single now, and have been single for as long as I was married. The single time has flown by in a flurry of doing my own thing, working when I want to, sleeping when I want to, eating what I like, when I like. So much nicer than doing everything on HIS terms.
Double spacing in an H&P

Where and when, if anywhere, is it acceptable to double space between anything in an H&P or any other report?  We have a double-spacing queen in our department getting paid by the line like the rest of us so I feel cheated on both line count and paydays. 

Thanks and hope everyone is having a Happy Valentine Day!

I double space

My docs want double spacing between their headings in their consults/H&P and paragraphs in letters, guess you count that double spacing when you leave a blank line.  Also in chart notes, my GI's want me to double space between paragraphs even in their SOAP notes.  Up to the account. 

double hmmm? What gives?
Double aargh!!
I just finished one doc who must have had something horrific for lunch ... a normally terrible-to-listen-to ESL who burped and belched his way through a 10-minute report without ever even thinking to say "excuse me".  Sure glad he does not treat me.  Very rude and disgusting.
I always double space...sm
I saw that rule in the new BOS as well.  I tried it, but the document looked too cluttered and hard to read.  I also put two spaces after a colon, regardless of what the BOS says.  It had always been proper to it that way, and it is what I was taught in typing class, clerical practice class, and when I started in MT over 17 years ago.  The BOS seems to try to make up its own grammar and punctuation rules regardless of what has been done nearly forever.
Double GRRRR
Been there, done that. It's awful isn't it? Tomorrow will be better maybe? Hope so.
Do I hate VR yup and double yup! nm
I had been a member of AHDI, but when I had a problem with a MTSO not paying I contacted them. The reason I contacted them was to ask in their assistance, not in my instance, but to protect their membership from this type of company. They completely ignored the context of my letter and referred me to local agencies. My thought was that with this industry being so new and unprotected online, that they should take an interest in have legislation passed... went right over their heads. Thus, I did not renew my membership.