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To Busy

Posted By: JerseyGirl on 2005-11-27
In Reply to: Why is the MT's fault? Apparently he - Busy MT'ing

Busy, I agree with you totally. I am often asked to work extra, and I am glad to do it. I do MT to make money. Nothing wrong with that. It's the way our society works. Thank you for being a voice of reason in this sea of negativity.

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Allegiant has clinic accounts and is busy, busy, busy
If you're an IC and are looking for plenty of work, freedom to set your own hours, low daily line requirement (500), great supervisors, and easy clinic accounts, then Allegiant may be the right company for you. You can apply by going to www.allegianttranscription.com.

Allegiant's pay scale is 7 cpl also, but would you rather get 7 cpl and easily transcribe 250 lph or get 10 cpl and struggle to do 150 lph. Give me 7 cpl any day and spare me the headache.
she was too busy for you the way you are often too busy for her...what's the question? nm
Aw, Busy
we're all allowed to be grouchy now and then.  LOL  I hear where you're coming from.  I know some old timer MTs who think they know it all but I've been doing this long enough to realize there is not even one MT who knows everything there is to know and times do change.  I'm one of those old timers who knows she doesn't come close to knowing everything plus I roll with the flow.  Whatever the company I'm working for at the time wants, they're going to get from me...whether it's right or wrong in my opinion, they're the one signing ye ole paycheck.  All I require is that they be clear about what they want and not have one person correct me and then the next person correct me for doing exactly what the first person told me to do.  THAT is nothing short of nitpicking and I WILL NOT tolerate that from any company.
to Busy...
What if your mom or pop was on social security, and was doing odd jobs for people and getting paid for it with cash, how would you feel then? Some older folks do not make enough to live on with just SS. If they work and get cash, I am glad for them. Tax evasion as such is more about people who make BIG BUCKS. They want those type of people, not the poor peons doing some type work as some of these people do cleaning. I would bet that most cleaning people (not the ones that work for companies) receive cash. Housecleaning is not an easy job for a big house and the people who do the cleaning for others deserve evey penny.
To Busy.
I did not know we were even poor because everybody in my neighborhood was poor until I got older. I grew up in the 50s and things are a lot different than now. I don't have to worry about that scenario either. Obligation to not be poor? I don't think anyone chooses to be poor. Some people don't have the same opportunities that others do. Fortunately, one thing I learned from my parents is to not be judgmental and to show compassion and to not be greedy. My parents were giving, christian people and conservative. I am a bit more liberal but being poor is not a choice. My father worked hard and provided us with most everthing we needed, food, shelter, and clothing (and not new clothing or a new house). I had what I needed and nothing more and nothing excess like people have today. I still live modestly. Nothing extravagant, but everything I need and nothing more. I don't want to argue either, I am just stating my opinion and that is all it is. I don't expect everyone to agree with me.
Thank Q, Busy...
You've also earned my respect for your level head and insight - it has become quite apparent to me in recent months - sorry I slammed you earlier. As for the previous poster, believe it or not money was not my motivating factor in pursuing my journalism degree. I KNEW it was not an engineering or pre-med degree and would not "pay out" like those particular fields - I was just happy to be finally getting a chance to go back to school at the age of 31 and this time do it right (unlike when I was 18 and didn't know what the heck I wanted to do with my life). I went for a journalism degree simply because I loved to write - I didn't care about the money. However, after I graduated in February 1993 I was hit with reality - the economy and job market in general were horrendous (this was a couple years before the "roaring 90s" got started. There were no jobs - I must have sent out thousands of resumes before graduation only to receive a few offers at minimum wage for small newspapers. I did "luck out" and get a job with a Columbus weekly newspaper as staff writer and Editor which paid $9/hr. - GREAT in 1994. However after a year the paper folded and I was out of work again. That is when I "fell" into MT - I called up my temp service (the only work I could find in those lousy economy days)and the supe just happened to answer the phone as I made my daily plea for any jobs. He said he did have a temp assignment for a medical Transcriptionist with a local family practice. I told him I had never done that but he said "Well obviously with your degree in journalism you know about grammar and spelling so I'll give that assignment to you anyway." I was hired by a hospital after that assignment ended in a couple months and found it paid a LOT more than any newspaper job. Having to repay my huge student loans at that point made me acutely aware of the need to make decent money - something else that hadn't occured to me as I started school. As no journalism job offers were forthcoming I stayed with the hospital (whose transcription department was later outsourced to MedQuist, BTW)and the rest is history. The hospital paid me $10/hr. - GREAT in 1995 as opposed to $5 or 6 with newspapers - so in that respect I suppose I "sold out", but when you owe $30,000 in school loans you tend to go "where the money is." Lately I've just been wondering if this may be a good time to try again with journalism - and I've appreciated all the feedback on the board. So no, money was not my motivating factor when I started school, but after school the economy FORCED it to be so I could live, pay my bills and pay off my loans. Thanx again for all the ideas - definitely worth looking into!
She's probably very busy right now, is all. nm
And then when they get busy, they wonder why you
don't want to work 24/7 to get them caught up. Seems that the part timers have it better than the full timers.
We are busy as ever.  Barely keeping up with our TAT.  Actually a little bit busier than the holidays.
To Busy
Wow! What an accomplishment!!! Good luck to you!! You most certainly will succeed in all that you do because of your mindset!!
I enjoy going to school at my age with all the kids. I think I'm going to make it too!
too busy
Yes, a hobby is good for some. Now take my hubby of 16 years for instance...the first 8 or so years were great then then the kids came and whamoo, a sports nut I knew but he is throwing himself into soccer, softball, baseball, wresling, anything the kids are in, he is in. which I know you all think is wonderful to have such a loving involved father being attentive to the kids and all, but it doesn't stop on the field or gym. Coach comes home and it is nonstop mothers calling him and then there is the sitting at the computer for hours planning the "next practice". Ugh...it is nonstop with this one. He is also a Boy Scout leader. I myself lead the Girl Scouts but I don't get so wrapped up in planning that I forget my husbands needs when he is around that is. I grew up on a farm and my mom and dad and two brothers were happy to do chores together and I was never out for sports, now don't get me wrong we did other things outside the house like vocal and 4-H but nothing really sportsy, so I am having a very hard time seeing this almighty light he has seem to found for the last eight years. I have never voiced this to anyone but him, but you know maybe some advise would be good from anyone out there. Thanks.
Same to you Busy!!! *S*
Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you and yours! 
Well said Busy
You have a lovely way of writing and expressing your thoughts. Have you ever explored writing for a living?  I think you'd be good at it. 
Yes but they are usually very busy. (nm)
busy, busy, busy
I guess it depends on where your account is located as to when your busy season is. We have been working extra all summer, lots of work, MTs on vacation, etc. I don't buy that work load is low in the middle of summer. Maybe they over hired or they sent off shore, now that I would believe! I would start looking for another job.
Most of us who already know how to MT are too busy
And those who did, soon learned there wasn't a pot of gold at the end of it, either.
and we all know what Clinton was busy doing!
Your guy didn't win... don't blame everything in the world on Bush because of it!
Maybe this is the same Busy MT'ing who will be getting a
Bachelor of Science degree in December and is going to go on to medical school. Obviously, not as happy with job as  would like for us to believe.
Why don't you get Busy MTing?

Pay no attention to some of these people... they were abused as children. LOL
Wow! Your one busy lady! My hat goes off to you!nm
That should be Busy Mouthing...
How can you be so productive as you say you are unless MT Stars is paying you to post. Now, quickly back to work.
A question for busy MT'g
Do you bring out your reference materials with you when you sit in your living room and work on laptop? I'm sure with all you're typing, you must get some difficult dictators that slow you down. Do you keep separate references from office and LR? I have voluminous medical books and resources -- and I know if I get a complicated neurosurgery OR or heavy ESL specialist, I need to stop to look things up -- this is after 27 years in this. How do you handle that aspect?
For busy MT'ing
You're quite sanctimonious, but not particularly smart. Since MQ's requirement for FTEs was never for hours, but rather 12,000 lines per pay period, AND the fact that FTMTs only get a per-line rate, what difference does it make whether they get 12,000 lines in 10 hours or 50? Does MQ plan to pay an hourly rate to go along with the line requirement? If not, why is there a new standard? I know you're a bulk producer -- as I have no way to know whether the quality of your work is as good as the amount, and assuming the QA is the same low caliber it has always been, they would never notice your errors anyway -- I'll assume you do nothing but easy accounts all day and never look anything up -- in any event, the new hourly requirement does merit questioning. MQ needs to pay an hourly rate if they are going to start a new hourly standard for FTEs. Period. Nothing unreasonable expecting they should do so. Also, YOU have a choice. You can ignore the posts -- stop reading them! You're righteous lectures are a tad tiresome. As of now, I am done reading anything YOU post.
Yup, you do sound a tad busy! lol ;o) sm
You're probably right about at least taking a course. I tend to be an "all or nothing" type of person, which gets me in trouble with over analyzing everything! Thanks for your thoughts and take care of yourself! ;o)
To Busy MTing
Busy - please tell about your experience with going back to school - how old (young) were you when you went back to school? What are your interests for your next occupation? Thanks in advance!
Did you get the FotoFacial, Busy? sm

I've been thinking about getting that.  Is that the laser treatment that you received? 

I've been using the Eucerin Redness Relief.  It is very soothing, but I can't say that it has decreased the redness much.

It is cool. We all know how busy each other is.
Just the cat, when I happen to be especially busy - sm
she will plop down on the desk directly in front of me (usually blocking the monitor) and be on top of my notepad and/or patients lists. Makes it a bit hard to work.
Is Goldbird and Busy MT one and the same?
Hey Busy, come help me get organized...sm

Yo Busy!!

You seem to be the MOST organized of all my acquaintences!!!  Kudos to you!!!  Come help me get more organized.  *LOL*

S. Florida friend !! 

True OM"s are very busy but who isn't?
point is, it is still her job as the OM to manage the office. This is a physician's office. They can spend as much on equipment, IT support,.etc. as  he wants. Point was - she's busy?, well I'm busy too. But I do my part and she should do hers.
Our QA department is much too busy
to give us feedback like that. They are very complimentary of my work ... probably because I do take the time to look up other reports to make sure I fill in all the tough spots I possibly can. I've done acute care before, but got away from it for a few years. I only had one ESL at my last job. I sure got good at Korean though! With this job it's pretty typical, with many different dictators and accents, but it's just heavy on certain "Asian" (happy now?) dictators instead of Indian. At least there aren't many of the certain Spanish ones I have trouble with. What the ones I have trouble with have in common is that their language uses more percussive sounds and fewer vowel tones. It doesn't matter if the vowel tones are different; I can adapt. But when it records as whispery percussive sounds, I struggle.
Sorry -- got busy with typing
Thank goodness I still have some . . . LOL!

Anyway, I think it has suffered, in my case anyway. The doc just really does not have time for ME, the way I see it. This particular group is a practice that was locally owned by one physician, here in the Atlanta area, and was bought by a company that also owns a group in Pennsylvania. I feel tension all over that office, and my feeling is that it is the pressure associated with be driven (by someone else) toward the almighty dollar (for someone else, mostly). Forget patient care. Just my take.
My summer has been very busy
but that's because most of the other ICs at my hospital take their vacation this time of year and the work is backed up.  It really depends on various factors but there is usually an ebb and flow like the other poster described.
sorry i got really busy yesterday. sm
yes, please do send me the file you have from express scribe. i have 4.05 version now if it is different from that. this version plays dss files, but the sound quality is horrible when i speed the docs up and i can't type at 100% as i have done them for years. please email me the zip file you have. thanks!
all preached out already ms, busy body MT?
Silvadene back at you ms not so busy MT.
To those of you who take Ms. Busy seriously, she is seriously Frank's secretary and gofer and not representative of MTs.
That's a good idea, Busy!
QUOTE: If you really want to try that situation on for size, why not pick up babysitting for someone's baby or small child and see how work fits in for you.

That will definitely come in handy as a suggestion for me in the future...

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You sound like MQ management...

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Posted By: cowgirl on 2005-09-09
In Reply to: Illegal? Hahaha - Busy MT'ing

I just now read your ridiculous post (I'm not on boards very often, just check occasionally to see what is going on or blow off steam).

MQ adjusted my compensation without telling me. Had they told me I would be making less per line, I would have sought employment elsewhere. I was hired with the verbal and written agreement that I would be paid on the basis of a 65-character line, i.e. space bar, commas, bolding, underline, headers, footers, cc lines, headings, etc. etc. Through manipulation of their counting software, and various platforms, (Im'on my fifth platform)they have systematically underpaid us for our work. In fact, they just admitted that recently and I have a check and letter from them stating those facts. The amount I received is not near the actual amount that they underpaid me. I have no idea how they came up with this bogus figure. Yes, our business is an exchange for skills and service, but they must uphold their end of the agreement which was to base our compensation on a 65 character line. If that changed, nobody told us. In fact they repeatedly told me that nothing had changed and we were still getting paid the same way. They could not account for the decline in my production except to say that I just wasn't producing the same amount as I was before. Duh!

There is no heartache here, just anger. I'm angry that I've been ripped off by a bunch of greedy bums who have become quite wealthy off our blood, sweat and tears. Yes blood, I recently had to have surgery which was job-related, and am still recovering. So, why do you even care if you don't work for MQ and this doesn't even concern you. Do you just enjoy beating up on posters, does it make you feel better than everyone?

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BUSY MT'ing is a mole, I would bet on it!
She sounds like like one of my supervisors.
Why, Busy MTing, you little nevus, you!

Busy MTg...quesiton for you, lease sm
I read your post that you are on DQS (all my accounts will be on DQS beginning Nov 15; right now, only a few are).

Do you use the DQS expander? I'm asking because I find it just simply dreadful and I use Instant Text, but have only been using IT for a short time and haven't gotten completely used to it.

The transition from MTShell Expander to DQS expander was difficult because the DQS expander doesn't allow for nearly as many expander keys. IT is pretty good, I suppose, but uses a completely different system so that is taking some getting used to.

Just curious as to what expander you use. My expander database is huge, but I'm having to do some major modifications for it to be used to any great degree in IT.


Thanks U for coming to my rescue, Busy!
I HATE being called a liar!
Busy, once again I totally agree
with you.  I work as much as I can, I am SE and I was told if I want, I can work 80 hours a week.  When they limit my hours (as will be done Jan 1 when we are only allowed to do 40), then I will just work another job.  It is so simple. 
Wow, almost 4 pages of the stuff, someone has been busy, nothing better
My answer is similar to Busy's. (sm)
I've told my kids that as long as they are actively attending college and putting their time and effort into it, with decent grades, I will help them out as much as possible financially, whether they choose to live here with me, on campus, or off campus.

They understand that my feelings are that college is not just an option, that it is mandatory. Just like the rest of school has been. They know that they can't expect to be useful, contributing members of the population without a college education -- it just isn't possible. They need the education to even have a chance of supporting themselves in society.
I rarely watch TV, much too busy. nm
I have a friend who has her 2 daughters way too busy - sm
They also go the private school we used to go to (trying public this year); so her kids (11 and 8) have a min. of an hour to 2 hours of homework a night to deal with as well as Brownies and swim league (2 different ones, do not over lap though), as well as Sunday school/church. I know they have to do their homework in the car a lot. My 2 do Brownies (every other Monday)right after school for 2 hours, 8-y/o takes 2 hours of dance on Tuesdays after school(only took 1 last year), and my 6-y/o take 1 hour of dance on Wednesdays after school. So I think they are okay but Tuesdays and Wednesdays are more hectic and homework gets done a little later (finished last night at 8, after dinner, homework, showers), Wednesdays get home an hour earlier so that is not as bad. But I agree some parents way over schedule their kids, some so they don't have to deal with them so much, others to keep them out of trouble. My brother keeps his 2 boys pretty busy, though that has slowed down some now that they are older; but he definitely over scheduled his too in the past; and in the summer too, they go to a lot of camps when they could be home with mom though she does not work. I feel bad for his kids since they are always being shuttled off somewhere and hardly see either parent, though my brother now works out of the house (quit his job and started his own consulting firm) so maybe that will change some. I live 200+ miles away so it is hard to say. I just hope they all turn out okay.
Tired but happily busy.
Working from home, I keep late and early hours (as I'm sure a lot of you do, too), but workflow has been wonderful last month and this one so far. It's supposed to rain today, but the first time this season so not a big deal!

Cheers everyone!
Fast busy signal

When trying to dial into the Lanier System, I continuously get a fast busy signal.   On Friday I had problems (dialing in and getting the dictator mode) and today all I get is a fast busy signal.  Any ideas??