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Where do I sign up?

Posted By: AnotherOldTimerMT on 2007-06-12
In Reply to: [sigh..] I know I'll get flamed for this, but - sm - 'Shroom

 I would sure like to meet you in person...I've been an MT for 42 years (started at age 17 when transcription was still lumped in under "Medical Secretary."  I have worked in all venues of transcription...clinic, MTSO and legal...but never found the time to actually get all the credentialing an MT needs in the current environment.  After "proving" myself, I was promoted to supervisory level and my greatest pleasure was "helping" other MTs as I had been helped in my early years.  If you ever implement your "program", let me know because I'll sign up anytime/anywhere!!   

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Can you use a plus sign for hyper and minus sign for hypo?
That is true, when you sign up you sign up from the
day your former insurance terminated. Then it is on a month to month basis.
With a $ sign, yes it is...without, it...
is only 7-1/4 100ths.  Decimals.  Get it?????  The whole number without the decimal isn't dollars and cents.  It's just a number.
She has no sign that says that but obviously you do.
She has worked in nothing but the best behavior. She kept her chin up and kept morale up while she was working way too many hours with way too little time off.

I dont know where you come off saying that other than thinking that you must have that sign on YOUR back. Don't transfer your stuff to someone else. Have a nice night.
Well it's just the way I am. I sign my name to almost SM

everything I post. I'll admit I've gone anonymous a few times, but it is rare. I'm just not going to do it. I stand behind anything I say - if it's wrong, then I made a mistake, I wasn't trying to hornswoggle anybody.

It is easy to see the culprit behind these MTs who can't make any money. You hear people talking about "platforms" and searching for demographics, etc. That's the problem.

I work for somebody for whom I am a source of income, not a cost center. The faster I am, the more we both make.

I do use my Expanders - a lot - and I've used the same shortcuts for years. But the main thing is that I work in Word without worrying about how some unit secretary is going to pull up the report I just typed. The company I work for isn't there to make sure the consultant on 4E can see the work quickly without shuffling papers. They're there to produce a fast and accurate medical record - period.

That other stuff is for the hospital to worry with, and the hospital I work for has some kind of system where my Word documents go in their system in batches. I wouldn't pretend to know what that is, LOL, but I'm not crippling along on a program that was designed for everybody but ME, and that's what happens at these big companies. They have to have a selling point, and that seems to be it.

"Here, let us do your transcription. Here's how it works. The MT types your report, it goes into the chart electronically. And the stuff is all there for the data miners, too, so everybody can like us!" This was true for Dictaphone, Lanier, everybody. They all had to have an angle for everybody in the hospital and the MT was left sucking hind teat, as we say out in the country.

Been there and done that and would only go back if I had absolutely no other choice. As much as I love this profession, I couldn't figure out why people gripe about not making money so much - and then I went to work for a national and found out real quick.  

My sign is Leo...nm

Before you sign

I don't know what they are charging you but I talked to several before I went with Trinity Debt Management whose name was given to me by my church and they were the cheapest.  But I still ended up filing a Chapter 13 because of a divorce that cost me so much I could not pay the bills.  But I did start with them and they were very nice.  It cost $50 to start the program but their monthly maintenace fees were way cheaper than the other major ones I talked with.  Some wanted as much as $100 to $150 per month to manage my account that was a payment to a bill.  But I chose the Chapter 13 repayment program and pay $300 a month for three years to the courts and they pay it out and the balances are then wiped clear.  I only had to pay partial attorney fees, mainly filing fees, the rest was put into the monthly fee.  I still feel bad but at least am paying something.  But there is nothing you can do when you go from two paychecks to one and doesn't feel the bills are his responsibility.  Good luck.  Just thought I would mention them.


she did sign for 3 yrs but if we all....nm

No, and don't ever sign...
Any type of contract or agreement that has that clause in it! Be aware!
They probably won't sign

They will probably hee and haw and not sign a contract or they put in whereas for "cause they can terminate the service immediately" or with 15 to 30 days notice they can terminate the service without cause.  So with or without a contract they will terminate her services when they find someone else if that is what they are doing.   Who knows I could be wrong and will probably get my goose cooked for working now for 15 years without contracts and have to eat my words.   Time will tell. 


I would sign....but
I won't spend $2 to do it!! Rip....
You don't want to sign it off any other way or ...
...you will not get credit for your lines. Use the unknown patient MRN, type it and sign if off. Follow your company/client's specifications on how to accomplish that.
I do want to sign it off
because it is a personal letter and he does not want it on the hospital system.  I would be typing it in Word and be paid separately. He has quite a few of these he wants done.  The point is he doesn't want the lines in the system.    Thank you.
Then don't sign it
Don't agree to it and don't sign it and if you do, then don't whine about it.
That would be the first sign of
epicondylitis (better known as tennis elbow). This is
very common in repetitive movement in the hand/wrist, which of course all MT's apply themselves to day after day. I experienced that for the first time in my MT life 1-1/2 years ago, very painful. After viewing articles via Internet, this totally alleviated the problem as follows. One hour before starting work, take 600 mg ibuprofen, buy a tennis elbow brace or 2, I just had it in the left hand, you wear it approximately 1/2 inch "below" the epicondyle everyday constantly that you work...within at least 4 weeks, you will find that you no longer have the pain, thus can now stop the ibuprofen, but continually wear the tennis elbow brace while working to avoid recurrence of the problem.
s/l MOSES sign.
EXTREMITIES: The patient does have +2 pitting edema bilaterally without any erythema, warmth, or tenderness to palpation along the calves.  He has negative _____ and Homan sign
brudzinski sign???- sm

Have you ever seen this dictated as part of HEENT exam on history and physical exam.

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Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a
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I would not sign it, seems like they have something to hide
to sign it. Obviously they are trying to protect themselves from a MQ type of situation. Makes you wonder though?
No, I didn't sign up,
Did not sign for Ipay
I did not want to join Ipay..however, I should still get a check if Im owed one, right?
Not many. We're too far away. I tried to sign up to take in
a child who hadn't found his or her parents, but most of them have extended families and I'd have to be registered as a foster parent.
What a deal! Where do I sign up????

There's a sign o' the times, eh?
do NOT sign any such agreement
I had a chance to sign up.
My ex-employer was into it.  There were some local people who did well with it and were in that upper group.  Also, I had the opportunity to check out some of the tapes without buying.  I still never found the money to get started.  Now I am glad I didn't. 
Have to sign contract and
have to give a month notice if I do not like it, or feel it will not make enough money. It is user friendly and can use expanders.
Sign on Bonuses
When are sign on bonuses, relocation assistance, usually paid out?


I may peep out the window to see who is out there, but they cannot see me and I will not answer it.  Later on you can always tell them you were in the shower, bathroom, phone conference, etc. and did not hear the door or could not leave your meeting.    

Ask yourself -- would people let you walk into their office building and interrupt them on their job if they were at their desk on the phone with the boss or a client?  NOT.

It's the Homans sign
Sign of the times
Both Mary Kay and Avon have great eye products. Try ebay for a great price on them. You might even find a sample--I know there were samples of Mary Kay's Eye Creme at one time.
or she could just sign CallMeKikki
I would never sign one if asked.
First of all, did she sign a contract?
If you did not have her sign a contract, then you can just let her go with no notice.  If you did have her sign a contract, then just give her a reminder of what is expected of her as stated in the contract.  This is why contracts are so important.  It gives you something to stand behind your expectations are not being met.  As a professional, you can't just keep someone on because you like them.  You need to have someone you can count on even you don't particularly like them....  JMO.
Think this is a sign of the times
and you will find in all walks of life - this is just not MT related. It is a different generation - you just have to fix what you can, accept what you cannot and move on. I'd rather not have my burgers made by guys with long hair, tattoos and rings in any and all orifaces but what choice do I have? I'd rather call customer service and get an American rather than an Indian..... accept it for what it is is how I handle it.
When do I need to sign up for COBRA? sm

I turned in my notice on 6/28 and quit two weeks later.  I have received my last paycheck, reimbursement for PTO, a letter saying someone will be calling for an exit survey, and even my shipping labels to return my computer, etc. but have yet to receive any information about COBRA and I want to sign up!  It is now almost the end of the month and I'm worried that I have to get my money in by the first of the month.  Does anyone know?  I don't want to get stuck with a pre-existing condition problem.


There is a flip sign (test for herniated disc, lumbar, with radiating pain. There is another one called Milgram (both legs) for radiating pain. I don't know about Michelle. If you find out, repost so I know it!
Did you have her sign a contract with a

If not, then just take it as a learning lesson - that your fill-in decided to compete with you, and more importantly that your client decided to keep you both.  Your PT office may be naive to it all.  However, consider, if I was the PT office, why would I tell my MT to get a fill in, then decide to keep the fill-in and my MT?  Unless business is booming and there is plenty of work for everyone, I would take it as a slap in the face.  I hate when docs offices do this.  Personally, I'd confront my fill in and the client about it  

Have supervisor MT sign for them
Have the MT you turn them in to sign for them, then redirect calls to her, saying that she had all of them when you left. Also, I would charge for reprinting, redelivering, etc. I had this happen a LOT with the last local doctor I typed for. I feel for you.
The only way to "get rid of it" is to sign off and then on again.
You can hit the download another job button, but it will keep that STAT in your queue until you sign off.

There is no easy way to reject a job. Sorry!
Yes, of course IC's have to sign a contract.
Independent Contractors always sign a contract, to my knowledge. I have never taken an assignment without a contract.
No responses ... a bad sign?
Yikes, I was hoping for some encouragement. Am I correct in thinking it's a bad sign no one has responded? (Please tell me I am wrong!)
Actually, I take that as a good sign.
If you haven't noticed, most posts on this board are bad. With the thousands of MTs out there, the ones that post here are mostly the naysayers. The ones that are happy are busy working and living their lives.

I have a great job, great company (and no I'm not telling you who they are), and am very satisfied with the $25/hr average I earn.
Top-to-bottom once and sign off. SM
Listening and reading TOGETHER. For dictators I'm familiar with, I speed up the dictation and also scan ahead of the dictation trying to make corrections out ahead of the dictation so I don't have to slow down for them, while at the same time listening to make sure I'm not missing anything. Requires being in the groove and takes full attention, but makes for a good line count.
Also sign this petition and have your
family & friends sign it as well. It offers you the option of sending it to your representatives and senators too:

Sign of the times
I've noticed that, too, and again was I doing editing. Frankly, I can't cast too many stones at those not having books. 15 years ago I had some great ones, but over the years and moves I've lost them all. Of course, 15 years ago I didn't bat an eye at spending $40 for a great book, either, but times are tougher now. But, and this is a big but (and not the Lil' Kim kind), with the internet it is almost even more inexcusable, as it covers an even wider range of references than any of us could possibly have, even those working in a hospital setting.

I don't know if it's laziness or newness, but if you can put something so close to correct in a posting here, drop that same word into Google and you'll probably find the right answer there, too.
Yes they can if you sign the contract.
Oh, no, that's not a good sign. Tt is said
that one shouldn't take one's job home, but taking one's job into the bed is a misery! In bed one should think of something else!
waddels sign or waddel's?

Moses sign is correct...had this one before...

Mosse's sign (or syndrome)..