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The last call I received after a huge mailing (sm)

Posted By: Studying MT on 2006-01-11
In Reply to: There is work available - Patti

And I mean huge, over 200 brochures with over 25 years of experience and a digital system -- they were willing to pay about 9 cents a line for surgery notes.  Since I live in California, 16 cents would be more like it.  I guess I'm not that flexible.

They must have answered that India ad. 

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No - but I received a call from them.
Did you talk with Ann? I have a friend who worked with them for a while and she liked the company but had problems that prevented her from working very much. Do you know what account you will be working on?
I received mine from Zylomed North Florida. You may want to call them. nm
America Online has a huge call center in India too.

Yes a SCAM, huge email fraud..they would notify you CERTIFIED MAIL or lawyer would call
   I get 2-5 of them a day...ALL FOREIGN using yahoo or hotmail.
Keep mailing

I have always just done mass mailings, 100 or so and always received anywhere from one to three responses and some of those accounts are with me 18 years later.  Now it is more word of mouth.  I am also listed in the phone book and receive some from that -- mainly a one timer transcription but those are good cash jobs.   Again, it is hitting the offices once every three months or so and they recognize your name.   If they do seem interested or if there is a particular office I want, I do follow up with some cookies or treats for the office.  Good way to get past the front office.  I have already been told it is dorkey to do this.  But I do it.  I have someone from our church that makes homemade cookies and the large ones, so for a special price she will do a dozen or so and when she wraps them, on the second wrapping is my business card so as they receive the cookie, the first thing that she see is my card.  Costs a little but has worked for me.   Have used pens, calendars but the cookies do seem to work the best.  If there were enough of us doing private accounts we might be able to bring back some of those from overseas as I tell the doctor -- I do not have overhead, big expenses so I can pass those savings onto you with excellent personal service.  I do some extras -- cut apart chart notes, envelopes, etc.  Again, I make a good living, my accounts pay on time and yes I provide them with a personal service on a first name basis and we all work together.  They know after this many years that if I raise my rates it is because it is necessary and never give me a bad time.  Never question my line counts, delivery time or what.  So keep at it, find your niche and go for it.  The downside is -- sometimes you get a bad account just like the nationals,  you really have to think and plan for time off and there are days you want to run away but all in all, I would not change having my own accounts for anything in the world.


Mass mailing

I usually do a mass mailing out to those clinics/solo docs/specialists with one to two in an office - usually 100 to 150 flyers, brochures.  Then if anyone calls or if there are offices I am interested in picking up or know do have companies do their dictation, I stop by with a dozen cookies --homemade and leave with a brochure.  Gotta get past the receptionist and sometimes that is the way to do it.  I try to go at times I know the offices are not the busiest, right before afternoon hours, right before lunch, etc.  I have gotten inquiries from perhaps 5 to 7% of my mailings, which they tell me is quite high and have picked up my last two accounts from mailings/call backs, etc.  They have all stayed with me.  I have not done a mailing in close to five to six years because I have had my accounts for so long.   But that is what I did.  I am thinking of getting my nephews and on a Saturday morning putting flyers underneath office doors in several medical buildings we have that are next to the hospitals here in Portland.   Also send out to orthodontists, psychologists, counselors, podiatrists, chiropractors, etc.  If you can do digital, then send flyers out to outlying smaller cities where no one delivers or picks up.   There are accounts out there just gotta dig for them sometimes.   But be willing to do it all, pick-up, deliver, printing, envelopes, copies, to get your foot in the door and then word of mouth works very well.   Good luck. 


Try e-mailing the SPF file to yourself. sm

if you still have your old computer...this advice might not help if your old computer is gone.

Good luck!


Would you mind e-mailing me with the name

of the TASP?  I have been looking for information on TASPs and have contacted a few and of course they all say they are reliable, bla bla bla.  The two that I actually was able to get hold of by phone took almost a week to get back to me, so I'm not impressed already. Thank you very much. 

I wouldnt pay them for the work that they held up.  Get all the proof you can of when the clinic sent the work, when it needed to be returned, etc.  If you lose the account over something like this, that means the TASP gets less money too.  Doesn't make sense to me. 

Turn it around on them. Ask them for a mailing label

wait for their reply.  If they tell you they're going to hold your check, tell them again that if you'll be more than happy to return the equipment if they send a mailing label or arrange for pickup.  In that letter / email, mention also that after 30 days you will be charging them for storage and after 60 days you will be forced to sell the equipment to recoup your losses for your last paycheck and will send them the remainder of the sale profits.  Keep sending them letters every week or so to show good faith in trying to contact them and work out a solution to the problem.

It doesn't mean that's what you have to do, but tell them it's one of your options and see how they respond.  If they threaten you with court, tell them that you have copies of all correspondence regarding return of the equipment, but they have been unreasonable.  If they really want their equipment bad enough, they'll pay to get it back.  This expense should not fall on the shoulders of the MT.

How are you delivering the work? Are you e-mailing it
or actually delivering it to his office. This would make a big difference since you are paying for gas to drive there, paper and ink to print out the reports, etc. Perhaps you could charge by the page. Personally, I would charge the same for everything since he will have more old patients than new ones, and you said the template is shorter for rechecks. Also, a lot of times they make changes to the template and you still have to edit.
based on posts below regarding supervisors not e-mailing, etc
 does anyone know what a work at-home supervisor's job duties area and what salary they are paid.  looking for a supervisory job so i can quit the grind of transcribing but need to know more about duties and pay.
I got the email in a mass mailing that was done in error
Then one of the owners of the company tried to weasel out of it in a subsequent email.

It happened. I was there, and so were you. Shame on you for trying to mislead people once again!
Charging for printing/mailing reports
I just spoke to a doc interested in my services and one of the questions he asked was how much I would charge for printing and mailing the reports to him. The cost of paper and shipping is pretty easy to calculate, but the cost of ink as well as my time is a little more difficult. Is there some easy way to calculate this for an estimate or would some of you mind sharing your rates? I appreciate any help or advice on the matter. Thanks!
Safe way of mailing printed reports?
I am currently transcribing and printing reports for a doctor, and pay a courier to go back and forth picking up tapes & dropping off printed reports. Have found a way for the doc to easily send me his transcription digitally, but they still want their reports printed and sent to them. The courier is kind of expensive to just deliver reports. Wasn't sure if Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation would be a HIPAA compliant way of sending reports? Or possibly a Fedex option? Does anyone know of a relatively inexpensive way of getting reports delivered (about 40 miles away) that would be safe and HIPAA compliant? Faxing is not an option, as most are printed letters and the fax quality is just not great. Would appreciate any thoughts/ideas at all. Thanks!
Look for like inside directly from Microsoft about how to print mailing labels

and mailing lists.


Anyone know how I can take addresses from a Word document and transfer them to mailing labels?

I have several hundred typed out, but cannot for the life of me figure out how to turn it into a mailing list.  I have downloaded Avrey Wizard, but when I try to do it, it asks me about field delimiters and no matter what I pick it doesn't work.  Maybe there is a simpler way??


got the "phone call" -- get this, MQ has hired a bunch of telemarketers to call all of us to

we received our "incentive packet."  They don't even have the wherewithall to contact us personally.   These are temp-agency hired telemarketers sitting around a boiler room making sure we're reading our mail.... told him it don't pertain to me because I've been demoted from FT to SE.... He said, "yes, the letter is vague, but it does pertain to FT as well as SE...." yeah right, we'll see.

*70 will disable call waiting unless you are expecting a call and want it on (nm)
I never received, and neither did my
We were all at the big M. I just resigned after almost a year, and did meet all of their criteria. However, their system isn't correct and even said that I was not going to be hired when my friend asked about her referral bonus. Mind you...I had already worked there for 6 months at this point. I keep getting "I will check on it" when I ask about my sign on bonus. I gave up and left.
I have received these before too. sm
I just deleted it and ignored it.
I received this because...

I received this because I had posted on this forum about increasing my production.  This particular person emailed me through this board with that response.    And no, I am not going to send my work overseas to them for those of you who are wondering.  lol


On-call requires on-call compensation by law
This field gets more disgustingly grotesque daily.
I have received the email too
I also have received an email and called them and they mentioned AAMT, which I do not belong to either.  I have never even posted on this board before, but do receive the posting through email.  I dont know where they received my email address and they did not know either.
Any other SS employees not received their..
paycheck? I am not looking to start anything, just wondering if I am the only one who hasn't gotten paid yet?
I received cookies
I received cookies from an MT company I know longer work for and of course nothing from the ones I do work for!!
How nice that he/she received it well. (nm)
I have received several things
I've had messages from companies wanting me to subcontract, individuals sending resumes, etc. Some have mentioned getting my e-mail address from this board. I just hit delete after maybe mumbling a few *#&(#*(! Yes, their writing skills are lacking. My severely dyslexic son can form a proper sentence and spell better than these people.
I just received an email
from my company saying that due to the storm the work was very low, one clinic closed and the other one was basically out of work (at least for what I do which is outpatient)....
I have received a few letters
so far.  Keep those letters to The White House coming you guys!  I am so trying to get our voices heard so that our careers may be saved.  I am addressing outsourcing, offshoring, patient security, voice recognition and anything else that can come to mind concerning transcription.  I want to have a packet of letters to mail off because that will have a greater impact versus just sending one letter here and there.  Please join me!  Deadline for sending letters is 1/28/09.  Email me if you wanna join me:)
What did you click so that you received the
copy of the test? If you clcked the 'send' button and afterwards you received the completed copy of your test unedited) what's the problem, as your test was already gone. How could you have cheated if your test was already sent?

They immediately sent you a copy of your submitted test, unedited. for your files, as one cannot save testfiles.

I do not understand where your problem is?

Just wait for their response and I hope you get hired!
Have not received either imail or letter
regarding this subject. Would someone please summarize such email/letter in a post for us who have not received this info as of yet. TYIF
I received a letter from MQ CEO regarding the MT lawsuit
They have acknowledged the existance of lawsuit but in their CEO spin states only 3 (THREE) MTs are part of this action. I know I'm not part of the original 3 and I have joined the class action so either MQ CEO is blowing smoke or has his head up his A$$. Either way, it is typical of MQ CEO.
Has anyone ever received the referral bonus from MQ? sm
If so, how long did it take to get it and does it only apply if you are employee status?
...just went to the mailbox and have not received that letter as of yet. Thanks. nm.
What state are you in -- that you received the check already?

No check here, but does show up in ipay.

What does the attached letter say?

I received the same information yesterday.
I've actually received two raises from MQ...
just in the past three months!

Hahaha. I just know I received it in an email
and regardless of the author, it is well written and speaks my perspective perfectly!

Thanks for the information, though!
I received an excellent education through M-TEC
Has anyone received a personal loan lately?

I had unexpected expenses and had to get a small one from HSBC.  Here are the questions I was asked:

Do you have medical insurance?  If so, what are the deductibles for hospital stays, office visits.

Do you have life insurance and if so, how much?

Do you have disability ins and if so, how much?

What is your home owner's insurance deductible?

What is car insurance deductible?

Who are your insurance carriers?

I do not recall these types of questions.  I ended up buying 10/mo insurance coverage which includes disability and life insurance...for $2600.  I am 48.

Is this new? 

Has anyone here ever received a response or job offer SM

from posting your resume in the resume bank at MTStars?  TIA!

I received an email also, but I'm not taking it
I'm not a member of the AAMT, I am not going to get my CMT, and I'm not taking this test either. I don't agree with anything the AAMT is doing nowadays and I will not give them any of my money. From what I gather being an RMT or CMT isn't really going to get you much further in this business anyway.
AAMT--just received an invitation--sm
to participate in an international professional and cultural program in China.  Cost is $4,995.00 per participant and guest--spouses encouraged to attend.  Anyone going??
Received one also -- saving my pennies

Got my yesterday in the mail.  Thought that they changed their name.  And I thought it was personally addressed to me.  Don't know how they got my name and my business name as I do not belong to the organization.   Anyway gotta get my reservation in by December 20th or so.  



I received the same e-mail. It came through with MTStars
on it just like every other e-mail I get through here does.    All they would have to do is open a post and e-mail, they wouldn't have to now the address. 
Still waiting: $60 earned or received? nm
I received this in an email and thought it was very
interesting and agree 100%.

Subject: Fw: Australians Say speak English

Please if you have not done so contact your government officials and let them know we want ENGLISH to stand as the language for America.

WOW!!! This is powerful. I agree with every word of the Prime
Minister's statements. Why can't we be like that? How come we don't
have a leader who will stand up like John Howard?

Subject: Australians Say speak English

Canada and the U. S. Need A Leader Like This!

Prime Minister John Howard - Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday
to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to
head off potential terror attacks.
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying
he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: '
of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or
their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a
surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.'
' This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials
and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'
' We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese,
Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to
become part of our society . Learn the language!'
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wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on
Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly
documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our
schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of
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' This is OUR COUNTRY, O UR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you
every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining,
whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs,
or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other
great Australian freedom, ' THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'
' If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here.
You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves, CANADIAN & American
citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same
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well i just received my letter today.
I never received 1099 forms when I
was an IC. I worked for a hospital for almost 10 years plus had other docs and an attorney. The attorney did give me one every year and it never conformed to my figures but I never had a problem.
I received an opt-out of a class action

lawsuit involving a certain MTSO and the other party involved (think it was formerly AAMT).  Anyway, since I won't get a dime even after having been ripped off all those years, I just threw it in the garbage.  AAMT, or whatever they call themselves now, plans on keeping ALL settlement monies for their greedy little selves.

When I worked for the MTSO there were rumors flying around about the 90 character line count that was then converted to 55 characters before going to the client.  The MTSO pocketed the rest.  Guess it really wasn't a rumor after all.  How sad.