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Very strict rules for woman

Posted By: sm on 2005-11-02
In Reply to: Anyone ever work at King Faisal Hospital - cowgirl

from what I have heard. Make sure you check out the culture there pertaining to women.

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Companies have some strict exp rules...sm
I have the problem of less than 2 years exp. Also I speacialize in clinic general surgery so they say you don't have acute care exp so they don't want you. Sometimes it sucks when nobody is willing to give you a chance.
The same thing is about to happen to my friend. The hospital she has worked at for 10 years is about to most likely outsource to Spheris. There goes her job unless something changes.
Therapy for what? Because I don't support any woman who spouts an idea because she is a woman?

And you fall into the "therapy" or drug routine?  Why not address the issues.  You want women to support women no matter how ridiculous the idea is or you want to support a truth, no matter who tells it.  The rest of the "therapy" crap you post is BS.  You must know that by now.

No, we are very strict about
what she wears and I buy most of her clothes and she wears a uniform to school.  I tell her it is the signals she sends out.  Again, she is a beautiful, talented girl (and I am not just saying that because I'm her mother).  I think she has even lost some very GOOD friends because of her actions.
No, you are not the only one. I am pretty strict with my two also.
In bed by 10:30 pm, only 1 hour on the computer other than homework, and curfew, absolutely! 12 midnight on weekends, not allowed out on school nights unless they have sports, and I usually attend them, so I know where they are.

I say, if they don't like me then I am doing a great job as a parent. I am not their friend, I am their mother. When they get older, mature, and settle down with a family, then I will be their friend and always their mother!

If have found parents who are popular with their kids, are trying way too hard to be their friend and not their guiding and loving parent!

What does .06 per STRICT line mean?

I knew the MTSO would be more strict

I know they have to be to be competative, one of the reasons I took the job was for a challenge.   I didn't know they were be quite so nitpicky.  Welcome to the real world of MTSOs.  I have worked at the hospital for 8 years.  They are very laid back.  They really don't care as long as you don't totally slaughter it, as in giving a patient a balogna amputation instead of a below  knee amputation.  The MTSO doesn't pay as well and the benifits are not as good but I have learned a lot from them. 

The hospital is sending me home temporarily until the weather clears. Maybe I can convience my boss I can be much more productive here than there but I doubt it.  She has a power trip.

in the case of STRICT VERBATIM accounts
one should NEVER add extra verbiage -- it can, however, be altered as previously suggested to: Demerol 50 mg . . .

May sound silly but strict focus
will help you proof as you transcribe... Take short breaks fairly often to keep this from being too intense. I sometimes silently "say" (repeat to myself) what I'm hearing to make sure I "see" it on screen...
Word Macro to count Lines Strict inside


The solutions others gave are good, but if I just needed to get the number of lines with typing (and don't need an invoice or a report), I'd use a Word macro.

The other solutions offered have this drawback: If the body of your document contains tables, the count Word gives you is vastly inflated, for Word counts each cell in that table as a line. This is not what the eye sees, and becomes problematic when you try to justify such to your client.

Below is a macro for counting what we at Emmaus call Lines Strict. (i.e. Lines with typing on them, vs Lines Extended that includes the blank lines).

To use it, copy from Public Sub through End Sub, and paste it into your macros along with your other macros. Easiest way of doing this is (after you have copied the appropriate lines):

1. Click Tools | Macros, and select an existing macro.

2. Click the Edit button.

3. Once the Visual Basic Editor opens, press Ctrl+End to move to the bottom.

4. Paste the clipboard contents.

5. Click File | Compile Normal. (If you've pasted things that don't belong, it won't compile.)

6. Click File | Close and Return to MS Word.

Merry Christmas!

OOPS! I looked at the HTML code after I pasted the code into the editor on this board, and it added things that when pasted into the Visual Basic Editor in Word will not compile. Here's the code if you want to retype it, but pasting won't work. If you send me an email, I'll attach the code into a .txt document, and you won't have any problems.  vjoet@attglobal.net

Public Sub GetLinesStrictCount()
    Dim CharsStrict As Long
    Dim Count As Long
    Dim ParaswBlanks As Long
    Dim ParasWOBlanks As Long
    Dim LineswBlanks As Long
    Dim BlankLines As Long
    Dim LinesWOBlanks As Long
    Dim NumOfTables As Long
    Dim NumOfRows As Long
    Dim TableRowCount As Long
    Dim x As Integer
    TableRowCount = 0
    NumOfTables = 0
    NumOfRows = 0
    ActiveDocument.ComputeStatistics (wdStatisticCharacters)
    ActiveDocument.ComputeStatistics (wdStatisticLines)
    CharsStrict = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyCharacters)
    ParasWOBlanks = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyParas)
    LineswBlanks = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyLines)

    NumOfTables = ActiveDocument.Content.Tables.Count
    If NumOfTables > 0 Then
        For x = 1 To NumOfTables
            With ActiveDocument.Content.Tables.Item(x)
                NumOfRows = NumOfRows + .Rows.Count
            End With
        TableRowCount = NumOfRows
    End If
    If CharsStrict > 0 Then
        ParaswBlanks = ActiveDocument.Range(wdMainTextStory).Paragraphs.Count
        ParaswBlanks = 1
    End If
    If LineswBlanks > 1 Then
        LineswBlanks = LineswBlanks + 1
    End If
    If ParaswBlanks = 1 And ParasWOBlanks = 1 Then
        BlankLines = 0
        BlankLines = ParaswBlanks - ParasWOBlanks
    End If
    LinesWOBlanks = LineswBlanks - BlankLines
    Count = LinesWOBlanks
    MsgBox "Lines Strict (with typing) = " & CStr(Count + TableRowCount)
End Sub



that would be same rules not some.
different rules
for different settings. Cinics are allowed to use abbreviations pretty freely as to where hospitals are not for a lot of things due to possible misinterpretation. It all boils down to the fact that they are paying you and what they say goes!
BOS rules
I am an 18 year MT and I just recently heard of this Book of Style. What exactly is it? Doesn't the style depend on the program the account has. I've used several plateforms, and just about each one is styled differently, so what is the point of BOS? Old school MT!
BOS rules
I have been reading these comments. I have gone round and round with my employer over why the BOS rules are BS. But, I think the reason they keep changing things is because the doctors are getting cheaper and cheaper and don't want to pay anything for quality. That's just my little opinion.
Well, if the BOS states "disk is the correct spelling, but I have a Rad who went to Med school and was taught disc and discectomy and discitis, who am I to tell him he now has to change it because the AAMT has a "book" that says otherwise. I still spell out my numbers up to 9 just like I was taught in typing class way back in 1982. So far, I've been lucky. My Rads like it their way and they pay me.

They do seem to have a lot of rules.
I saw on the other board, they'd like their own board.....  Yeah, okay! 
Name rules
I believe you can use relative names - first names - but just not the patient's.  Can your QA give you any guidance on this?  I know the company I work for has very specific rules about what can and cannot go in a report, etc. 
MQ Rules, literally! Go MQ!
follow the rules
I too thought crepitus was the only correct form -- until the pediatric rheumatologist "corrected" me and insisted on crepitance. (As the Red Queen says, "All ways here are MY ways.")
New Rules For The Office

New Rules For The Office - Effective Immediately!

SICK DAYS: We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

SURGERY: Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider removing anything. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach ofemployment.

DRESS CODE: It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary,if we see you wearing $350 Prada sneakers & carrying a $600 Gucci bag, we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise.

PERSONAL DAYS: Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturday & Sunday.

VACATION DAYS: All employees will take their vacation at the same time every year. The vacation days are as follows: Jan. 1, July 4 & Dec. 25

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or coworkers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hourearly, provided your share of the work is done enough.

OUT FROM YOUR OWN DEATH: This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks motice as it is your duty to train your own replacement.

RESTROOM USE: Entirely too much time is being spent in the restroom. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance, all employees whose names begin with 'A will go from8 to 8:20, employees whose names begin with 'B' will go from 8:20to 8:40 and so on. If you're unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes again. In extreme emergencies employees may swap their timewith a coworker. Both employees' supervisors in writing must approve this exchange.

LUNCH BREAK: Skinny people get an hour for lunch as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy, normal size people get 30 minutes for lunch to get a balance meal to maintain their average figure. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim Fast & take a diet pill.

Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience.

Have a nice week.

read what rules??
OK I'm a guy but I don't know if I have been counted. 40/7 that's nothing. I have 3 sisters.
HIPAA rules
A lot of the national transcription services have many accounts where the hospitals/docs still want the name of the patient in the body of the report and do not want "the patient" in the body of the report. So the facilities still respect what the doctors want.

Unless the moderator makes remarks what we post I am going to post what I want to.  If we were in an office we probably would have a discussion about American Idol, family, relationships.   I feel this board has been helpful when you feel isolated all by yourself all day transcribing.  I have learned alot of information that was not related to transciption over the past years.  

Definitely need to set some rules and stick to them -
I also had contractors working in my house a few years ago, so I can totally relate. The phone was also ringing off the hook. I had people knocking on the door (contractors) at all hours because they knew I was here. I finally just about had a nervous breakdown and told my husband if he did not take some of these calls or come home to meet some of these people I was quitting my job. Low and behold, he took the wheel and I got to actually sit and work. He said he did not realize how stressed I was over all this. Maybe this will work for you? Good luck. :-)
They don't have set rules for saving
I've never had to set rules to get them to save money. My kids generally save most of what they receive without me telling them to, and they just aren't into shopping and spending money.

I assume they've learned from my example because I'm pretty good with money myself and don't spend extravagantly.
JLG RULES to those who have a clue

I am amazed and not surprised at how many children we have out here who apparently have not cut it with JLG and now have to bad mouth one of the finest companies there is and I know it! I have had many of my former MT's come to work here -they are making wonderful pay....but perhaps that is because they work?! They aren't sitting on the message boards crying the blues because they didn't listen, couldn't follow simple rules, and probably lied about the length of experience as an MT so they were FIRED!! JLG is one of the finest companies there is. The work flow staff and owners are the finest I have every had the pleasure to work for and I have been in this industry as a CMT and now QA for 22 years.   They pay ridiculously HIGH and you have to have knowledge to make it with them. Stop saying things that aren't true THEY DO NOT run CREDIT CHECKS> FOOL THAT YOU ARE... if you cant cut it as an MT why understand this...JLG asks for a social security# simply to make sure that you belong to that SS# and that you are not an illegal alien working with someone else's SS#, also to ensure that you do not have any delinquent tax liens with IRS because by law they can not employ you as an IC and not pay uncle Sam because if you have not paid taxes before , well that says it all right there. So don't run your toilet when you don't know what you are talking about. What would they care about your light bill, phone bill or any bills on your credit report. That makes no sense but neither does anything negative I have read about JLG. So do yourself a favor, stop trying to work for a top notch company until you build your resume. Perhaps go to an accredited school and learn to be an MT and stop taking mail order courses that get you know where but broke and without a job to pay the student loan back. Anyone wanting to be an MT at JLG should be honored to get hired and also we have more work and more accounts and more new accounts that we can not staff fast enough to keep up. Perhaps you didn't have enough work because you are one lousy MT because that's usually why you don't get work. I wish everyone working here now could here this nonsense but we are too busy to do what you do all day which is make up fairy tales. Apply with JLG. Do yourself the favor don't listen to people that are just disgruntled because they couldn't make the grade. And contrary to MS Opinion....QA knows about everything at JLG. We have to baby sit and grade all the work that MT's do incase they fib about the experience and we have to make sure it is all spell checked and dot their Is and Cross their T's. So QA knows everything from how much work is waiting to be typed, how much has come in and how much will be there the next week. Get off it and get real. Perhaps McDonald's is hiring. Because I make so much money I am buying myself a new 40 thousand dollar vehicle in 3 weeks and let me say this I made just that in the past 6 months. Sorry it didn't work out Now get over it and if you don't like other peoples opinions STAY OFF THE BOARD Back to  my life. Sorry you couldn't have one too.  By the way I wont be back I do have work to do! I just had to come see for myself at the clown like stuff written about our wonderful company.


New rules? Hmmm....sm
Since you seem to be a theological expert on all religions maybe you could enlighten us with facts instead of sarcasm and assumptions.

I'm seriously not trying to sound snarky, but after just coming off another forum I go to, there was a similar post. Everyone preaches tolerance should be given to all groups except for Christians.

Actually, we do let our daughter Trick or Treat, but I challenge anyone to look up the origins of All Hallows Eve. There are evil roots and I actually feel like a hypocrit partaking of it because of my own personal convictions (and would never judge anyone else for it) and belief based on what I've studied from the Bible, whose rules by the way go back over 6,000 years. Not what I'd call new and not made by man. Maybe you should study Christianity so that you have the facts before making assumptions.

I apologize if I offended you. It was not my intention. It's just hard seeing your faith ridiculed, disrespected, and slammed on every secular board you go to.
BOS rules for dates-help!
My mind has blanked--what is the current rule for doing dates in dictation?  Isn't it to write out the dates as October 21, 2006, rather than 10/21/2006??  Thanks!
Company QA Rules
Ditto to what ok said. I do also believe that QA people need to confer with one another and get the rules straight. I do love feedback because that is how I learn and continue to grow. But it is annoying and impossible for an MT to do a good job with constant conflicting feedback. I have seen proofed reports with mistakes that QA missed. For instance I saw a report which said "2-mouth-old male" Mouth -- should be month. I have seen such a statement as "please see his noted" Noted? Should read note. Even QA is not perfect. I do respect those in QA who respect me. I value opinions to make myself a better MT. However, smart comments are not needed and do nothing for the good of the company.
counting rules
I have Sylycount.  Go into the software under counting rules and there you can tell it what you need it to count.
Anyone here ignore the BOS rules?
I find local docs and clinics here in NE do not care about the BOS rules and actually consider some of them "mistakes." They like things done the way they always were. It drives me crazy trying to stick to the "new rules" when even the samples they give me are set up the same way they have been doing things for years. I find they still make sense and cannot get my brain to wrap around doing things differently for each account. I am ready to give up.I was told by an ivy league institution health clinic to do it "their way" which has been in place since the dark ages. Am I alone in this predicament?
mean? the rules here at MTstars is you cannot

My advice is this: Get the IRS rules for ICs and
print them out and give them to her. Tell her you want to protect yourself and her from the IRS ever getting involved. If you feel like an employee then you probably are. I'm shocked at the number of companies with unbelievable expectations of their ICs, their demands, etc. They do treat them like employees while offering no insurance, no bennies, etc. It is up to you to be the IC - you will fare far worse should you ever get audited by the IRS. I have known companies who treated their ICs like employees and then the IC got 'let go' and they went to the labor board and the labor board determined from the demands the 'employer' made there was reason for the person to feel they were an employee - no one wants that. Show them the list of 21 (??) guidelines laid out by the IRS - tell her you are meeting your contract and try to smooth it out - 12 cpl is a good rate - be sad to see you have to give that up!
It's not needed, but before the rules
of general English punctuation changed back in the late 70s or 80s, we would have put a comma there I think.
The rules changed?

I would have used a comma in that situation.  But, I had no idea that the rules of English grammar had formally changed.  This is a revelation; most of my grammar education happened before 1972. 


I just came across rules on this today
Here is a link to some style rules for MT that you might find handy.

followup - 3 rules
#1. Follow up (verb): I will follow up with the patient next week.
#2. Followup (noun): The patient will come in for followup next week.
#3. Follow-up (adjective): The patient will have a follow-up appointment next week. I disagree mildly with the post about BOS2 on this.
Grammar good info in BOS/AAMT. Also any good grammar textbook from a bookstore would be good to review/read/study. I tried out Whitesmoke grammar program and hated it. Hope this helps!
It would be against the confidentialty rules (sm)
Send the job back into the cue with an explanation of why; there usually is a dropdown box. And don't let your curiosity get the best of you and transcribe it...DON'T. If caught, you could be penalized up to 10,000 and/or imprisoned. Read you handbook entirely. I know this subject matter is in there.
Apply the BOS rules
Expand abbreviations in diagnosis, impression, and assessment. Otherwise leave abbreviated. If you have the BOS, you can check under "abbreviations." A lot of companies say in their ads and/or on their websites whether they adhere to the BOS or not, and/or if that is a reference they require. I do not think you can go wrong if you generally apply the BOS rules whereas you have to watch out because some are using the 3rd edition now.
If they are changing the rules...then all
you can do is keep your emails to prove that you are just doing what they previously told you to do. If you keep deleting, then you don't have a leg to stand on

As far as the ridiculous corrections like a instead of an, that may be ridiculous, but one way is correct and one isn't. I am a QA and my reports get reviewed by the client. If I let one of the ridiculous corrections go through, then you better believe that they point it out. I mean I agree that they aren't the really important errors, but if the client cares, I care. If the client is going to jump on me for it, then I have to correct the MT. So, don't look at as the QA nit picking you...she is just doing what the client wants.

On the other front, save your emails or you don't have a leg to stand on.
I am unhappy about it, but those are the rules
No young lady here is happy about it. I'm tired of being called a lier. This was in place for years. My 40-year-old friend had to get one as she never had a license until now. I'm not crazy. I do not need help and I'm sick of being called a lier here. No, this was not in place when I was 16 and getting a perment to drive. As for my daughter being sexually active, she is focused on school and works from home typing phone notes for doctors along side me-- her choice. She will be starting a new job in the summer. She doesn't date and rarely goes out. So no, she has better things to do than screw around wth the opposite sex at this point in her life. Not all teenagers are bed jumpers. I'm not blind. I know some girls are, but she is not. I know her friends, they spend a lot of time together. Sex isn't an issue right now.
Now H&R block did specify in their tax rules that....sm
The animal had to be a dog and be over 50 pounds in order for it to count. I am taking advantage of everything that is legal as they have screwed us over long enough.
maybe she wants to be the woman.

Seems to me, this is about those woman who only think they look like that...
and unfortunately do not.

Even young girls do this - I have seen young girls more and more, bellies out, cracks out (pardon me, do not know what else to call it- smile), and maybe 2 out of 10 have the bodies for it. The rest are overweight and have bulges and cellulite, etc.

I think almost everyone would agree, if a woman can wear something (or nearly nothing) and look good, more power to them. If they do not have a body like a model, or even close, best to hide the cleavage in public, in my opinion...
Done 2! Come on MTs....help this woman win!
Staples inventors contest. Vote for Julie Savage.
Can't we get this woman out of here?
I would sooner see your Avon and candles! This woman has been over on MT Chat, now here, who knows where else. I don't even believe she is an MT. How could she be when she is so busy with her "company"? Can't we get these types of "free advertisers" off here? Makes me mad!  If fshe is free to advertise, then I think the rest of us should be able to, as well!
Yep, that's right, it was to a woman.nm
One woman actually said she (sm)
spent so much time at the pediatrician's office, she KNEW she could do it.  NO KIDDING.  She really said that.
She is more woman than you could ever-sm
hope to be in your wildest dreams. What did she ever do to you anyway? come on, take my one on one challenge...make my day. lol
Probably every woman on here has done the same or more
than this person is saying she had to do in order to take care of grandchildren. Most women here work and take care of children every day. She asked did I have grandchildren like you just could not work and take care of them. I did - others have here also- no bashing- just truthful, sounds like a cop out to me and probably others here.
Seems that woman
had some issues. Okay ... I can see being a little irritated, but really! Your director had the right attitude, and now you have your funny little story you can share. : )
MDI and Transcend both use basically the BOS rules
unless client requests something else.  Sounds more like one of Futurenet's nightmare accounts.