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We must work at the same place. LOL (nm)

Posted By: Nonamefornow on 2006-05-22
In Reply to: I haven't gotten any grief yet.... - typing4dollars


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Becky you work in a great place. With no one hovering, I bet you get a lot more work done w/o agoniz
wants what. The only people qualified to do QA on my reports are the dictating doctors and the rest is just pure waste of money and time. If I have a question fine. But this random QA bites and hurts everyone. BTW, I don't have random QA for those who seem to think I may have an ax to grind. No dog in this fight. Just common sense.
And it is my place -- I work for MQ too and
if you don't like it and it isn't changing for you like you want it as quick as you want, get out!

I think all those who are happy with MQ are getting tired of hearing your same old sad story all the time.

If you can't change the company (duh, who thought they could) and it still doesn't suit ya, get out! Leave! Believe me, we don't want you there! You are free to go!
ask the place you work for
PET scans are simple FDG-18 radiopharmaceutical.
DSG is a wonderful place to work..sm

Management staff is awesome, plenty of work, pay always on time.  My experience with them has been that if I do quality work, keep my line count committment, and just let them know if I am having a problem (sick, etc) and can't work, I have no problems with them.  I have been there almost three years, and love it.

And before anyone accuses me, NO, I am not management.  I am an MT (employee status)

Need a quiet place to work without .

Trying to avoid interruptions in the home.:)  Any of you work from an added room or trailer that you turned into an office?  Closing the door is not an option.  Would need to actually leave the house even if it is to go to a room added on or to a camper in the yard.  Wondering if others have done the same thing.   I saw in the paper where a company rents out an office for a day, a week, or however long you need it for.  Wondering if that would be worth it just to have the chance to work in peace.


MQ was a good place to work
I have been with them for 6 years and before that with another company. I have been extremely happy working for MQ; but too many things are changing and it is a very uncomfortable feeling. I wish I still had my old office to work from but unfortunately I have no say.

I might be checking out the grass on the other side to see if it is really any greener. What do I have to lose? I am no longer happy.

I wish you well and hopefully your office won't be closed and you are transferred into unfamilar territory.
Anybody know of a place you can work just weekends (sm)
With going to DQS looks like the OT/bonus is gone.  Personally I can't make it without the extra (supporting 4 on one salary). Need to fine a place to work weekends only.  Anyone have any suggestions? 
They keep advertising. Bad place to work
As if being Indian-based bad enough. No Thanks!!!
apparently you like the place you work for...
for the most part.  Maybe you should contact your supervisor and let  her/him know you would be OK with mentoring  a less experienced MT, but let them know you don't want someone else's junk to count against your QA score.  Good luck!
Great place to work! sm

They are very helpful and encouraging and give you plenty of time to get up to speed.  I have been with other national companies and they are the best.  You'll be happy there! 

Have bedroom only for work place
Sit to where I can see out to the mailbox and my driveway. I have my television in here though and also husband wanted to join me so he has his computer desk right behind me. He could have had his own room but he wanted to be close to his honey. It works out really well.
sounds like we work for the same place...sm
I have been with the same company for about 5 years now.  What I do is take the first letter of each word for a phrase and make an expander.  Ex:  The patient was admitted to the hospital, I make the Expander with tpwatth.  I have found this the easiest on the platform I use as I was not sure if anything like InstantText or others would work.  You don't have to assign the expander to a specific dictator so this helps with the "generic phrases".  For medications that are capitalized, I also make an expansion.  Ex:  Tylenol is expansion tylenol.  Also have them for drugs that are the same prescription all the time, aspirin 81 mg daily is a81, aspirin 325 mg daily is a325, aspirin 81 mg p.o. daily is a81p.  I even made it for when it is capitalized in a list, Aspirin 81 mg daily is aa81.  Every little thing helps.  I do have expansions for doctors that say the same thing over and over, I just make sure I proofread very carefully.  Try to use abbreviations you can remember.  I even have them for b.i.d., etc. 
Tell you what the place I work for started
I work for a national doing a hospital here in my town. The hospital told the dictators no more cell phone calls just because of what you are talking about. I remember when they were allowed to use and all the cutting out so big gaps left. It will work if someone in charge puts that in force.
The place I work already offers 800 numbers for all
inside accounts and most outside accounts as well. Not all are not good to the MTs.
Anyone really know if allocation of work takes place

I wonder if anyone has true knowledge of work being allocated to a particular MT or MTs.  Supervisors possibly who have done this or have witnesses this could you please tell me if this occurs or if paranoia is setting in? 

It seems to me that this is wrong for important reasons that could stand up as an issue for being reprimanded by anyone who does it.  It is taking money out of one person's paycheck and putting it in another, after all, how sleazy is that???

This is a medical transcription business.  We should all be accountable.  What are we, working for the mob??? 

I agree. It's a great place to work,
most places are very slow around the holidays. And the owner is a great lady.
I work for a place that pays per word (sm)
and to figure it you just get the total word count (using the word count feature in Word).  You would have to find out if the 1000 words is based on "a word is a word," or if there's some "formula" such as suggested in another reply, like every 5 characters counts as a word and does that include spaces in that count, blah, blah, blah.  I don't know. If it's just straight up $5.00 per actual 1000 words, then I don't think that's good at all.  I make .0085 per word, and I've figured out that it would be an average of 8.5 to 9.5 cents per line.  Anyway, if "a word is a word" at least, $5.00 per 1000 words would probably equal around 5-6 cents per line or so.
Transcend is a great place to work
I can't believe all this negativity! I just love my job with Transcend. From the recruiter to my TL and ROM every single thing I have been promised has happened! I'm very happy! Yes, you do have to produce - but what MLS position don't you? Transcend also gives you the tools you need to succeed and will help you get better, faster and making more $. Stop bashing this company! They truly are awesome!!!! And the promote from within! They are so big on internal growth!!!!
The place I work for went from no patient names at all to
now it is accepted and used all the time. Go figure!
I disagree. The best place to work is a hospital that has their MTs at home.
Plastic surgery only works if there's something there to work with in the first place.
She's been trying to look like her dad's "golden girls," Heather Locklear and Farrah Fawcett, for years, but it's not working, obviously never will.
You're right about the "prehistoric" part! The place I used to work (sm)
uses Lanier, and it's a mess. It's WORSE than prehistoric. It was down more than it was up. It was also not at all friendly for at-home MTs, either.
Try Softscript. They work with new MTs. Great place to at least get a foot in the door!
Try Softscript. They work with new MTs. Great place to at least get a foot in the door!
Sounds like a good place, where you work! BTW: the other 2 posts are not mine
Somebody is cloning my username now and posting. Guess on a board like this anyone can troll. So, I guess I will change my username again, so as not to be taken the wrong way. Wow, people really have a lot of time on their hands!
Used to work at a place that measured productivity by minutes. Minimum requirement was 90 min. SM

in an 8.5 hour day or 7.5 productive hours (minus 30 minutes for lunch and two 15 min. breaks).  Don't know if that helps.  Also I've heard that it will take the average productive MT twice as long to type as to dictate, i.e. a 5 minute job will take an MT 10 minutes to type without interruptions.  So figure 90 minutes of dictation is going to take at least three hours to type and probably a little longer if you figure in interruptions like phone calls, kids, etc. 

For me, I would probably say 120-130 minutes would equal an 8 hour day.

Don't know if I've helped, but I hope so. 

It's the only place I have ever lived.. Great place to retire or raise a family. Low crime rate e
living is pretty easy here. Low stress..
The position varies from place to place..
Sometimes you end up doing VR, which can be really easy or a real pain. Sometimes you end up simply editing files and all is good. Other times, you end up with more job responsibilities and hours than you ever wanted. All in all better than typing LOL.
Horrible, horrible place to work. nm
You, well you have obviously put ME in my place
with that little lecture. Since youd didn't say anything meaningful to respond to in all that bandwidth, I won't respond to any of the content of what you said.

But just for your information, your little tyrade had no affect on the reality of what is going to happen, so get over it and get used to it.
I saw that place on TV (sm)
a lot of celebrities own there!
It is most definitely not OUR place to be
making phone calls or turning people in.  The doctors and nurses are trained to do it as part of their job.  If they suspect abuse, drug seeking, whatever, it is up to THEM, not us.
know your place sm
Student Rule #1: Keep your thoughts to yourself when ti comes to CEOs and your opinions. "I read a post by the CEO and felt the need to comment."
I see this is not the place to be
People are right when I have been told - not many nice people in this field. My first week coming on here to look for help and talk to other was this past week and you know what, you can have it. I will look for other places to figure out my problems with work and I suggest you look for help with your personality problems as my work problems do not require nearly the attention your personality does. Good bye and thanks for nothing.
I am not sure if you tried this place..
Did you happen to go into your closet and look for a reference book only to find the administrator of this forum smelling her finger?
I have never been to a place that does that and
would not shop at one.
Not every place is like that at all.
Not very believable.
Why is the cat outside in the first place?
I think 2nd place gets..........nm
then that's what you should have said in the first place.
And this place does?
This place makes no sense to me.  People are mean here.  I love cafemt.  Makes the job fun.
33 yrs, 9-10 at same place.
If you get $ from this place, they sm
will not touch you with a 10-foot pole.  I've been in this situation and you will be a no-rehire.
I think I used to be an IC for the same place.
I liked working there, but no time off allowed. One day an MT co-worker of mine got a headache and got in trouble for calling out that day even though she gave plenty of notice early in the morning and they had all day to distribute the work. This is when often-times there was no work at all. I left because after hearing that, I realized I would not be a true IC. Why, as an IC you are supposed to make your own schedule aren't you? And if something comes up isn't it true that you are allowed flexibility? They say it is a small company and everyone is expected to be there for them when the hospital decides to send in the overflow, yet with no notice to the IC. It was too confusing, in may ways worse than employee when at least you know when you are expected to work. Not an IC job at all. Sorry for your experience, but I and many others I know have had the same experience.
not if you get it from the right place
I have bought 2 refurbished computers & both were screaming deals.

I got my desktop from the Dell online outlet & am using it as we speak. I got my laptop from Costco.com & I also still use it every day for personal stuff. They are both going on 5 yrs since my purchase and worked perfectly when I got them & still do. They both cost about half of what brand-new ones would have cost.

Most times "factory-refurbished" means that you also get a manufacturer's warranty -- but not always. I got 1-year warranties on both of mine; Dell also offered an extended warranty purchase at the time I ordered it, which I did get. Some of theirs are refurbished, some are "scratch & dent" or "open box" - which means customer return, but virtually new.

Costco offers a 1-year warranty also. They don't always have a huge number in stock so you may have to keep checking until they have what you want. There are some online sites selling refurbished computers but most have only a 3-month warranty.

I think both sites take trade-ins as well.

Mine are both getting a little old feature-wise, but still work well enough for my purposes, so I suppose I will drive both until the wheels fall off.

Best place you've ever worked for and why . . .
If you do not want to give the company name, just give the reasons why you like or liked your company.  What keeps us gals happy around here?
Your school should be the first place you go
for job-placement assistance. At the very least, they should be able to tell you what employers seek to hire their graduates. In the case of schools such as M-Tec and Andrews, many employers will waive the two-year experience requirement for their graduates because of the high quality of their education and their reputation for turning out job-ready MTs. Some employers will also waive the experience requirement for Career Step graduates, as well. Perhaps there are employers who hire graduates of your school without experience. Your school should be able to give you a lead on employers who have hired their graduates. In any event, any reputable MT school will provide job-placement assistance to their graduates.
franks place
It is at the MQ site, click on Qnet.  There is a column ask frank where you can send him emails.
here's the best place for a response

Does Keystrokes run this place? nm

OTI is just that kind of place. nm