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Well, er, ummm, I can't stay away. Let's just say that.

Posted By: Shy on 2005-07-16
In Reply to: Visits to MTSTARS...sm - Addicted


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The animals need to be hunted or they would overpopulate areas. It has to be done.
Ummm, sorry
This is the main board where everyting but MT related topics are discussed (haven't you noticed?). Good luck on getting a response. Try asking a dumb question...like, how many of you guys work while wearing pink rollers in your hair while wearing sky blue jammys...and you will get TONS of responses. Kinda odd isn't it?
Ummm, because the
*woman* called her husband's cell phone. His friend involved OPs husband in his nonsense. Husband shared this info with OP. She has ever right to have an opinion on this and consider it a situation she wants to watch closely.
"Do you give up your life to take care of an aging parent..." hello, what did your parents give up to take care of you.  If you're a parent, then you know first hand what they gave up...a whole heck of a lot! How selfish!
Of course it is the company who is to blame.

I was an MT for a long time before becoming a QA person and I know what it is like. But I also know that I did my research and only sent to QA when absolutely necessary.

The MTs that I am referring to are not brand new MTs. They are not mentees by any means. They are "seasoned" MTs who have been at the company as long as I have. That's where my problem lies.

I have no problem teaching MTs and showing them where to look - it's when they don't listen and don't look anything up that is the problem. That's all.
Ummm, I should know this one.
....but I don't. Let me think... I have Windows Defender, which I guess is for anti-spyware and any other unwanted software; I have real-time protection with that and it performs a full scan each night. I run the Windows Live OneCare regularly, but not constantly; I'm not really sure what all that scans for, but it seems to find a lot of things and fixes them. I have PC Tools Registry Mechanic, but that only finds faulty files (and usually a lot of them) and fixes them.
Now that I put it all down like this and started really looking, I realize I don't actually have any anti-virus software installed on my computer, but no viruses have been detected on the other scans, either.
I have been having "sluggish" problems for quite some time, which is why I started looking for programs and how I ended up with Defender, OneCare, and Registry Mechanic, none of which took care of the problem (or made it any worse).

Looks like I have my work cut out for me. Like I said, I'll start with the list of ideas posted previously and see where that takes me. Thanks again.
Ummm.... let me see if I have this right -
You stated, 'I'm working twice as hard for a quarter of the pay I used to get.'

And you're concerned about something 'not being fair to your employers?' Why? They certainly aren't being fair to YOU.
Ummm, I was siding with AMA.
Ummm......what's up with this .06 - 0.8 cents....
....per line for ICs?  Maybe to start as an employee.  But an IC?  What's up with THAT?  Are people falling for it?
Ummm...you need to talk to someone about this!
Why would anyone need this info? That is too strange. I would call a lawyer or another bank and find out about it. Did they SELL you the insurance or what?
Ummm...you know I would! Can I have the whole recipe?
Ummm, some MT's run their own businesses...

which was exactly the kind of advice she was asking for..

your life may be narrowed down to only MT but some of us do much, much more

Ummm, yeah!
Of course it is entered by doctors and nurses.  Yes, a lot of the information is not entered correctly.  I encounter this each day having access to EMR.  It does not surprise me.  No one seems to care. 
Ummm, forgot about him. Yummy again!
Ummm..Am I missing the significance of something here? So, they get 20 cpl? Is there something
Good for them - good for all of them. I've dabbled in UMDNJ dictators, and you couldn't pay me 30 cpl to do it! Yuck.
Ummm... How about 3 months! And love it!

Ummm, go to the Medquist board.
Not yet used concentration camps? Ummm...
::: Sound of me rustling through my kitchen drawers:::

Would you like that tinfoil hat in size medium or small? Extra small?


(I love Google desktop, too! If the government wants to spy on my wacky life of children and recipes and medical transcription and Arbonne business, they're welcome to do so, as long as they don't mind being bored to death...)
Ummm, nope. I never heard of it in all of NJ!
ummm...I still say it depends on a lot of things..and yes, how much do you and can you do. sm
I am a parent of three. But I have the opportunity to have a break by getting a babysitter when my husband and I would like to have an evening out. My in laws are never able to do that. They pay a private nurse 900.00 a week for in home care while they are at work. They can not afford to have her come so they can take a night off or attend a family function. My kids, as well as my sister in laws kids adore their grandpa and grandma, but never get to spend time with them because they are nursing and taking care of her mother. Everyone needs a break once in awhile and they dont get one. Taking care of an ill or aging parent takes a lot of energy, time, money, et cetera. I know that is what they did for you..but isnt that a little different? They chose to have children and take care of them. You did not chose to take care of an aging sick parent and spend the next 10 years or more staring out the window while life is passing you by. No I am not selfish. I am just looking at both points of view. Nursing homes are a great value...if you can find one that has qualified loving staff--just as if you were to use a daycar for your children. My mother has worked at a nursing home for 35 years now. She loves her job and often goes in on her time off to be with some of the residents. There is nothing wrong with nursing homes so that families may have a life.
Ummm...last I checked, WinAmp does not
ummm, the anonymous post below
gives her actual instructions. I tried them and they worked. Thanks!
Ummm, since MGMT's reply was so quick to try and nip this post in the bud, I'm not
exactly feeling real confident about asking them at this point. I had the feeling if it was something MGMT had wanted us to know, we would've received notification from them at the time it occurred, such as was done when other changes in mgmt happened. I had also thought that was one of the purposes for having an anonymous board such as this--to get straight answers without fear of reprisal.
Ummm, $98K, 30 hours a week. I believe that is what this poster is talking about. uh huh LOL. nm
Ummm...that's hemoglobin, not hemaglobin; platelets, not platlets (nm)

Ummm and you live in America? You need to set your sights a little higher than that hon
because I read in an economy mag that you are going to be paying close to 4.00 for a gallon of gasoline soon. You can't survive on 35,000 a year with prices like that. Milk will go up to 6.00 a gallon - everything will rise because it takes GAS to get the goods to us. Good luck.
Ummm 10.00 per month compared to earning 800.00. No not free, but might as well be. BUT look aroun
server software IS free BTW: I find my solution EXTREMELY simple!!
I spend a good deal of time tweaking the ones in there so ummm, may give it a shot lol
Ummm--read her post again, please--it don't say *keyboard* short cuts..it says *word* shortcuts
And you stay with him why?
Stay away
This is the worst company to work for, please take everyone's advice. Certain accounts get put on what they call a lock out for depositing THEIR checks that bounce constantly!!! Then you can't get the money you are owed! There are so many better companies. Please look for one except this one.
I will stay.
I would stay where you are (sm)

until January.  This is already a stressful time of year (the holidays) and you'd just be adding to your stress by learning a new job.  Although your new employer may grant you the time off, it most certainly would be without pay.  Good luck!

I would stay for the house, nothing better than peace of mind in having your own home.
They should stay away,
it is nothing but a pyramid scheme, no matter what anyone tries to tell you!!!
Stay far away!
The owner is a lunatic. You should look elsewhere.
I would stay away if I were him, too
Do not blame him at all!
Help! They won't stay. :(
I had to set my home page as the main forum page here in order to get the links to "stay"/show up. Does anyone know, what might I need to change in NAV in order to get the links to stay without having to use this as my home page?? I normally click on the main forum page from my Favorites.

If your DH wants you to stay out of it...
then I think you should.

Just my opinion. If you don't want to fight with him over it, then don't. Why should this other woman's indiscretions cause problems in YOUR marriage?
You are probably better off to stay out of it.

I can't see why an administrator would have to "make-up" anything unless she's covering her own butt or the MT's that work under her.  Is she making it up because the dictation was erased by mistake or the doctor didn't dictate it in the first place. I just can't see someone putting themselves on the chopping block when it is simply a matter of asking the doctor to dictate the report.  Is this an MTSO?  I know there are certain things that are legal which is to state at the bottom of the document "dictated not read".  To me this basically means the doctor trusts the report was transcribed/handled in the proper manner. 

If you really think about it there are probably more errors made by MT's and doctors overlooking things in their reports because they won't take the time to read them thoroughly then this situation of an administrator "making-up" reports. 

I'm not sure I'd want to be involved unless I knew for sure.  I think you are better off just doing what is expected of you as an MT.  JMO.  Stay cool.....

I'd stay out of it.
A workflow coordinator isn't necessarily QA, so as long as she's not correcting your reports, she may do just fine making sure everything goes where it needs to and arrives on time.

If she IS QA-ing or changing your transcribed reports, then I'd say you have a right to bring it to someone's attention.
VR is here to stay...
I agree, it is less money, and sometimes the reports can take even longer than it would to type it, but then you get the really good reports in between that only take a few minutes.

VR is not going away, so somehow we need to embrace it and make it work for us. There will be a few companies that will stay with straight typing, but that is because they do not want to spend the money or time to train the VR. My accounts are 80% VR and 20% typing, so I do still get to type and balance out the $$$$, and it is not easy, but I still prefer it over typing all day.
stay or go
Tough call... I worked for a local group until October 2008. We heard about EMR coming for more than 3 years before it actually started to become implemented. That particular group did go with a point and click system and indeed, when they went to it, that was it. With over 25 doctors, though, they brought it in one department at a time. I will say this... when it became obvious that the time was drawing near (training sessions for other employees, etc) and we all started to get that antsy feeling you describe, the "head guy" came in and held a meeting with us in the transcription department. He stated (falsely) that it would be a year AT LEAST before any of our MT jobs would be at risk and assured us that we'd be offered positions (in house, of course) elsewhere in the offices. Needless to say, that ONE year was less than 5 MONTHS.

If you're feeling antsy and it's giving you so much grief, I would definitely start my search for other IC work. I mean, if you've no benefits to lose and you know you've no interest in anything in-house with them (IF it'd be offered), then why cause yourself heartache..

Just my opinion from a "been there, done that" perspective.
Thanks, but I try to stay away from DQS...sm
i just never liked that platform and never could get the hang of it. I will stay where I am because I plan on retiring from this profession for good in a few months. :)
Stay or Go
Love the company for what?? It's kindness. Jump ship before its too late, as it is for me. I loved my company too!
Stay away from M-TEC. Do a search here for more
All you need to do is stay there for 3-6 months to get the
We all start out in really crappy jobs, but stay there because it looks good on the resume for a better company.  My first place I worked with, I had to work with a guy who had no idea what he was doing, would type just about anything he wanted just to get paid (at that time 7 bucks an hour was big bucks) and when i'd correct him, because it would look bad on me too (there were only two of us per shift in the small room connected to the ER), he'd flip me off behind my back and make faces.  It was complete nonsense, but it got me into a better company.
Our QA stay on the same page. Here's how. sm
We give feedback to our MTs on every report that comes through QA. The way our QA staff stays on the same page is to provide feedback to the MTs and we BCC to the other members of QA along with a BCC to the QA manager. We SEE what QA is telling the MTs and if we have a question, we ask amongst ourselves. We stay on the same page. That way, if an MT decides that they want to say a QA person told them something, we all know what was said.

It is a wonderful way to stay on the same page. It also is a great way to help the MTs.

We work with our MTs very closely.
Stay away from SoftScript
Please read further down this board.  There are MTs threatening law suits against this company. Not only are they rude, but they promise you the moon and once you start working for them don't deliver.  Many of these MTs are complaining about SS stealing their lines.  The line counter software shows how many lines you transcribe, but this is not jiving with the pay they are receiving.  The QA manager is a totally incompetent ass.  Just do yourself a favor and stay away.  There are many other companies out there who are good to work for, but not this one.