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Why worry.....

Posted By: Trixi on 2005-11-04
In Reply to: Don't you worry about getting carpal tunnel - anon

If you're going to get it, you're going to get it, and all the fretting in the world ain't gonna' change that. I mean, when you go out to check your mail, a car could hit the curb and run you down; are you going to worry about that, too?

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Don't worry about it. In 5-6 years you'll have plenty to worry about!
A 10-year-old is never in a situation where anything can "happen," and they don't understand anything "happening" anyway. At this age they're only capable of "having a boyfriend" because that's what they see on TV - that's what the world "expects of us", to pair up and "like each other."

Her friends aren't talking about adult "things" to do in a "relationship" yet, and she doesn't even have those feelings, hormones, or needs yet so don't worry about it.

At 10, having a "boyfriend" is the equivalent to playing "dress up" or "make believe" and is just "sitting together in the cafeteria" at best.

Plus they move on to a new "boyfriend" in a week, a few weeks tops.

Relax, Mom. The part to worry about is yet to come and I wouldn't want to deal with that again for anything!

Best of luck and enjoy these years while you can.
Please do not worry about it.

Sometimes, it seems as if we do everything the way we know it's right, but they nitpick about everything we do.  I have proved my use of proper grammar documented with my college English books, but they come up with this, "That's how the client wants it" stuff.  OK, so why isn't it on my account spec sheet?

I think the trick is to find a smaller MTSO, one who believes as we do style-wise.  For example, I learned to use commas quite often.  At one national I worked for, it was NO commas period.  If you had two independent phrases connected by a FANBOY, you broke them apart into two separate sentences.  I worked for two other nationals and a hospital, and they never had a problem with my work.  It was just this one certain person at one certain national.  You should see some of the other things I was corrected on.  I wound up quitting because this person went against everything I learned in my MT course, at college, and in all my years of work experience.  This was not a good QA person, and other people on this board have worked with her.  (PRINCIPAL vs. PRINCIPLE)

However, the MTSO I currently work for gives me rave reviews.  I don't have to relearn everything again.  We evidently went to the same school of style!  LOL  Keep looking.  You'll find your fit.  It's no fun working in a constantly negative and nitpicky environment.

Of course, you don't worry. Don't want to get
Not to worry.

When my husband was in the military and deployed, we had tons of "discussions" over finances.  It's a control thing.  He's gone and can't add his input into your decision making, so he feels a lack of control there.  I kept spreadsheets and quicken files to prove where I did or didn't spend money.  Then I'd send printouts to him so he could feel like he was part of it.  Granted, you shouldn't have to prove that you weren't blowing his money at the mall!  With my husband and I, our roles are reversed.  I'm the critical one when it comes to budgeting, bills, and finances.  My husband is more, shall we say, impulsive?  He'd be deployed and go sight seeing and out to eat because he'd never left our state before joining the military.  I'd be at home juggling the kids, the broken down car, the bills, my job, and everything else, so I'd get mad at him for having fun being the single guy.  Granted, some trips were definitely not fun for him.

Let's see, you two are married, therefore, his money is your money, your money is his, etc.  We had the whole his money, my money, our money thing going on as well.  Have you thought about a joint account?  Remember, he's responsible for supporting you and any kids you have, as well as for paying the bills.  DO NOT let him make you feel guilty about spending money on bills or the household or about not working.  I think the women of today have that problem.  Women of the '50s were expected to stay home, clean the house, cook the meals, and care for the kids.  Now, we're expected to do all that, plus work on top of it.  I tried being SuperMom for the first 8 years of our marriage before I snapped.  It's not worth it.  Don't feel guilty because you DO contribute to the household even if you don't have a paycheck.  He couldn't pay someone to clean the house, cook the meals, care for the kids, take care of your personal finances, and everything else that you do.

:))))) oh don't worry, I have


this ol girl has left the room

MQ kept wanting every year for me to invest more into providing profits

for them and yet never ever reacted to my inquiries of additional monies for

a line I produced.  Well, I'm a business too.   I need to increase my income to

meet my overhead and my cost of living goes up for me just as it did for them.

Yet all they could offer was "let me give you another account".......well, honey,

I told her--------there are only 24 hours in a day! or haven't you noticed.

  see ya

Don't worry. We all have to go through
the dreaded learning curve with any new job or account for that matter.

The more you work on the same account the faster you'll get so with you being full-time should help.

Oh and make sure you get plenty of samples for those difficult dictators and that you follow up on the blanks you have to leave them.

Is there another MT on the account that can give you some pointers?
I don't think you have to worry about any
subcontractors knocking down your door to work for you. You're generalization of "them" is what makes your posts so rude. We do not all look for excuses to not work. I work my shift every day unless I have an emergency. I do quality work. I do not bother my supervisor with stupid e-mails. After all, there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. While I would agree that good MTs are hard to find, we are out here, and willing to work for a good company (which can also be very hard to find).
Don't worry. sm
Most of these little abnormalities are minor, not cancer. Don't lose sleep over this. Just follow your doctor's advice and don't worry!! This happens a lot, believe me.
Don't worry
It do believe that ADHD is real, but you need to exhaust all other possibilities before you go there. It is a possibility that she has just not matured enough to go to school and would maybe do better if held back a year. During that time you can set her up with a predictable routine and practice focusing on different activities for a period of time. A friend of mine did that and it worked. No one accuses her son of having ADHD anymore
Don't worry, not just you...
I have heard things being mentioned here and there that it is ridiculous and that things we really don't need to know are on the test. I took it around 5 years ago and it was not like that, I passed it easily. I also saw some sample questions in the JAAMT a while back. We type it, we don't diagnose it for crying out loud! I have not tried this, though. Where did you find the sample test. Is there a website? TIA!
Don't worry.... (sm)
where one goes to EMR, there is another waiting in the wings for just the right transcriptionist.  It sounds like you are good at heart, and good things come to good people!  Maybe something even better will come your way!!!  We are all rooting for ya' and hope something spectacular comes your way! 
Thanks - don't worry -

Yeah, I think it warrants a doctor visit.  I'll get it checked out and get a real ibuprofen dose.  (600 mg b.i.d.?)  Okay, I'll stop doctoring myself!

I hear you! I am worried about my future also with transcription. I have been doing this for over 20 years, but found HEAVEN recently in a travel program. Go to www.teamresult.com and watch the short video, you will see what I mean. E-mail me if you would like me to call you to answer questions.
I had this - nothing to worry about!
I had it about a year ago. It's called alopecia areata (I think). I didn't know what it was and I happened to see my hairdresser and she told me what it was. She said it can be caused by stress, or it come on for unknown reasons. Mine has grown back, although I have some nice short hairs there now! Not to worry!
No need to worry
MT is definitely not phasing out, but it is changing. MTs are now becoming editors like I am. I work for a hospital that uses EditScript, an amazing speech recognition program. Imagine putting out 500 plus lines an hour. That is how good it is. All the MT Editors use the same style and corrections and it remembers them and each time it recognizes the dictator better. Of course with that much production, we did have to layoff some MTs but because of the cost savings, accuracy and physician friendly program, this will be the future of MT. We will always be needed!
Should not be a worry
As long as the blanks are "good" blanks, you should not have to worry.

The company I work for would rather have us leave blanks than to guess, so even if we are "pretty sure" we know what they are saying but NOT sure, we are to leave blanks. - The same if we cannot verify something from a reliable source.

I have blanks every day. Some more than others depending on account and how well the dictators happen to be speaking.

Just do your best and don't fret unless they bring it to your attention.
we have to worry.
because of TAT, many companies are now outsourcing, not just for the price, but for the quick turnaround. and we also have to be concerned, as it impacts the amount of work available for the MT, when companies hire heavy for an account to keep the TAT and then the MT runs out of work.

yes, the eating while they dictate is my biggest peeve too.
Don't worry
Usually if you don't hear much about a company it's because there isn't anything to complain about.

Good luck with your interview.
don't worry about it. I take the sm
negativity and let it fly over my head!

The MTs that have been in this business for a very short time haven't had the experience to realize what you can do. It takes yeras and years and you really have to be a workaholic sometimes. They have already shown their attitude by the whole "I am not working weekends, holidays, nights, blah, blah blah" They don't understand this is what the job is.

My employers appreciate me also and let me know the same. It will never stop. There are always going to be MTs who rip the profession apart, say we don't what we are doing etc. etc. I would like to work along side of some of these MTs for a day or two and show them exactly how its done. I started when I was 22. to me that was pretty young starting from scratch and learning my experience.

Congratulations on your new job and I hope you love it!
And not like we don't all have enough to worry
about, but I keep asking myself that if this happens, what happens to our jobs?  Will the government hire their own transcriptionists to do the work?  Will they phase out all of the MTSOs (which in some cases may not be a bad thing, lol)?  Will things stay pretty much the same, the MTSOs get grants from the government for doing the work, our pay go down even further (not like any of us can afford that either?  Just things that I have wondered about since all of the talk about the government taking over healthcare. 
Don't worry -- they are the unhappy ones...
doubt they will ever find satisfaction with their attitudes.

They should be pitied for their woeful disposition.

They are embarassing themselves.
Not to worry! You met my expectations!
Don't worry about it. I used to cook like that, too.
I'd be so tired from working all the time that it was Hamburger Helper, fish sticks, or chicken nuggets. Our grocery bill used to be cheap, too. Hubby and I trade off cooking now. Honestly, we're trying to eat healthier to lose weight. It's a "hobby" that has helped bring us together more in our marriage. We find new recipes on the Internet all the time. Gotta have variety somewhere.... LOL
I wouldn't worry!
I was the same way in HS!! I am sure that she will grow out of it..it will just take time!
I agree - nothing to worry about. sm
But I did not find it faster than typing in the long run. When the doctor speeds up, the software starts skipping words, especially articles, and that takes a long time to stop every third and fourth word to insert a very short word that the software missed.
I don't want to worry about the IRS showing

up on my doorstep, so I have my taxes done by H&R Block.  No guarantee that you still won't have problems with IRS, but it makes me feel better.  I don't claim my house/utilities.  I don't claim nickel and dime stuff either. 

When my mother died exactly a week later I get a letter from the IRS stating she owed $25,000.00 - no explanation.  I was freaking, not only was I grieving but having to worry about this.  I wrote a very nice letter, sent them a copy of her death certificate, and said I thought the issue was a roll-over of an IRA.   My mom didn't have much money and I knew that she had rolled over one so I was just guessing.   They sent me a letter a couple of weeks later saying the situation had been resolved and no monies due.  I  don't know what the problem was, but 5 years later I still have that letter.


Don't worry, though I know that's silly to say.
About 20 years ago, I had an abnormal Pap. You probably will have what they call a punch biopsy next. Donein the office routinely. Just a little biopsy for further study. I actually had the idiot OB/GYN doctor call me at work as I was on my way out the door to tell me it was cancerous. Nearly died on the way home. It was nothing in the end. Normally if your punch biopsy is atypical, they will simply do a cone biopsy or LEEP procedure - done in same day surgery under anesthesia. Simple, painless, fast. They basically zap any abnormal tissue - very common in women, and normally simply the HPV virus. I had the procedure 20 years ago, was convinced that I would be dead by 40, but have had nothing but normal Paps for years since. Think positive. Hope I didn't freak you with details, but it sounded like you wanted to know what the next steps might be. They also will probably do a repeat Pap first, as LOTS of labs turn up false positives on Paps. Try not to worry - very common and the cone biopsy is not only diagnostic, but normally curative as well. Feel free to email me if you would like to talk more about it. Praying for you. Please keep us posted.
I almost wasted away with worry.
We probably should have run off to get married and forgone the big wedding, even though it wasn't all that big by today's standards. Just a church reception.
Don't even worry about it, Patti. There are still a lot
and as many MTs transcribing them, but not too many will want to admit that now just because of a few shortsighted people here who think THEIR way is the ONLY way.

As long as you are happy and the clients are happy, no need to justify it here. You don't know these people, have never seen them, and don't even know if what THEY are saying is true.

Make money however it suits you and don't worry about the opinions of others because that's all they are -- opinions (and you know what they say about those!) ;)

I thought of the guy from Sat. Night Live, Chris Farley?, who always said "I live in a van down by the river" when I read your floating home comment. :D
Let your doctors worry about this....
You'd be an utter fool to buy sticky paper for them.  It is far to expensive, and they would not pay you enough per line to charge for your work plus the sticky paper.  Remember, doctors make about 30 times-plus what you do.  If they want to use sticky paper, don't be "used." Let them buy it, or you buy it and add the cost of it to their invoice, plus your time and travel costs involved.  If you keep buying things for them, next they'll expect you to buy their other office supplies, computers and digital recorders!  You're running a business, not a year-round Christmas party.
Don't worry about it. It just means that sm
somewhere all these records are available digitally, on a computer.  The thing to worry about is voice recognition, and MTs being turned into editors for this crap.
Don't worry about a thing - as soon as
you meet your quota, go above and beyond your quota, the company will present you will new dictators and/or clients, and BAM you're right back to the start.  That way the money goes in their pocket - not yours.  Seen it happen time and time again.  Good luck.
I was told in the 90s, donít have to worry because
I would never see in my lifetime some machine that actually did the work. Ok, here in 2007 I work on VR. My pay is cut but I still am able to, with the straight and the VR, able to make what I want. I have to just put it on fast forward and do not take time to answer the phone, take care of the kids, do housework, have coffee breaks - but hey, it can be done- you have to really set your mind on it. If I continue like I have done already done, my line count should be over 3400 for the day today.
Don't worry about estimated
Look at your last years taxes add in $3600 (minues any deductions) figure 15% for at least SS on your NET amount and see if you withheld enough from you and your husband.  If you received a refund - you are probably fine.  If you used Turbo Tax or any of those programs you can do a projected estimated income for next year which  takes off your deductions, etc.  You can always have an extra $25 to $50 per pay period taken out of your employee position.  The IRS does not care what source the money comes from as long as the taxes are paid, they put ALL your and your husband's income into one combined income and you are taxed on that amount.  And, $3600 won't add on that much except for the Social Security that you will pay the 15% on and again, it is all paid to the IRS and so if you overwithold from your employee position they don't care as long as they get their money.  
I wouldn't worry.
The boy and his family were on the local news here in WA.  So SNL could have picked the story up anywhere.
No need to worry - some ask for it at tax time. sm
That has happened to me several times. No big deal really. As for a contract, well that would be poor business management on the MTSO's part. You should have signed something for patient confidentially for HIPAA.

Pt should worry more about the bill
Well yeah it is something to worry about............

I also have Alopecia on and off for 10+ years, at first I would lose and the hair would grow back. However, about 6 years ago I lost all of my hair, and only 80% has grown back.  There is no cure, no rhyme or reason, and it could happen for various reasons, stress is only one of them.  It could also be secondary, as is in my case, to an underlying condition.  I also have Lupus so it was deemed secondary to that. I had no symptoms and at first was told it was only stress and not to worry.  However I would definitely have it checked out by a professional.

Don't worry - unless you were laid off

Or there is a switch to true EMR with drop down screens and virtually no free text.  My cardiologist's office already has this.  No chart notes to type anymore; they only need transcription for letters. 

You may train your system so well that administration will decide they don't need you anymore.  The system doesn't have to be perfect (human transcription certainly isn't!); it only has to be *good enough*.

Honestly it is not your job to worry about
'helping' the doctors. lol You just type what is dictated and your butt is always covered. They are the ones making hundreds of thousands a year and carry the malpractice insurance, not you. Just do 'your' job and let them do theirs, okay?

I wouldn't worry about it sm
Just do what you think is right for you and don't worry about having to tell them no or sending back the computer.

How nice of your husband to be concerned for you. :-)

It really is a hard decision, especially when you're changing shifts and starting a new job. When I switched to 3rd shift, I had already been with the same company for a while, so it wasn't a double-whammy adjustment.

Anyhow, good luck with whatever you do :-)
I wouldn't worry about that ..sm
We'll be getting the ESLs to take their place.
Thanks, then I would think the only MTers that need to worry
might be the ones who do clinic work or perhaps work for the office, etc. Sounds like the hospital work, the main 4, will continue as is. If anyone has any other knowledge about this, would like to know.
Donít worry about VR taking over

How about this doosie: Bilateral trunk fell and shield thumbs - Give up yet?

Triphalangeal thumbs.

Vicki, don't worry about it. I just sm
went through the same thing today! Mine wasn't even transcription, just multiple choice stuff. I went over it four times and there is no way that I failed that test by what they said.

I believe it has something to do with the pay scale. This particular company asked what was the last highest cpl that I made with my old company.

There are other companies doing the same thing and many MTs have run up against the same problem.

you will find something and your skills are fine!
Think positive and don't worry is my best tip.
I took my test and passed (I'm sure by the skin of my teeth, LOL) way back in 1992, so it's all different now. Some of the best MTs I ever knew--far better than I was--didn't pass the first time, but passed the second, and others just got mad and didn't take the exam again.

If you want it, go for it. I believe you will pass because you truly want the credential, and desire and motivation are the key! :) :)
don't worry about it. some people sm
just want to argue. I have read between the lines on your posts and I truly get what you are trying to say.

Personally, if I were someone who could change things and use your services to do it, you would be hired.

The MTs that want to argue are going to be sitting here years from now doing this same old stuff adn complaining when the wages are down to 1 cpl.

The ideas you give can be used in any business. I wish the whole field of MT would go back "in-house" and forget all this working at home junk. Personally I wish somebody would make a law that says no medical records can be transcribed off of a facility site OR overseas. Would solve the problem and you would see a lot more professionalism in the business.

The biz could go back to new people coming in-house and being trained for a successful career and the crap would get weeded out.
Don't worry, you did not offend.
At least, not me, you didn't.

Let's just say that if you applied at one of the 7 cents per line (or less) places, it is a pretty safe guess that you could do much better than that at Transcend.

I also read good things about the company on another board, back when I was looking for a job. I have read some negative things about them here, but my own experience has not been negative. Not so far, anyway.

Again, good luck with your job hunt, and keep us posted.
If you put "the patient" you won't need to worry about it. sm
In fact, most accounts want "the patient" due to confidentiality reasons.
Bankruptcy - it won't happen -- don't worry!!
MQ is strong, improving, and moving forward in a confident way. Look -- i've been through the worry-mill over this, plenty enough for both of us -- did some figuring, consulted some business people -- took on a second job awhile -- and finally came to the conclusion, all is well and there was no need to worry about things that would likely never take place. Believe me, if there was good reason to jump ship, i'd have been long gone. Relax, you'll do a better job and be happier. Its going to be fine, and i'm not a better, but i'd bet the farm on that (literally).
You're too funny. Don't worry. sm

My son is still basically a non meat eater too unless it is bacon or pepperoni on a pizza.  He hates steak, pork chops and chicken.  He will eat hamburger in tacos, spaghetti and hamburger helper, but the only actual "hamburger" that he will eat is McDonalds. Breakfast at McDonalds is "bacon, egg and cheese biscuit - hold the egg please" and the only vegetables that he will even look at are green beans or peas.  He loves ham and cheese hot pockets, but not cold ham and cheese between 2 slices of bread.

This is the real kicker. . . . when he gets his braces tightened, he wants nothing but his very own can of Campbells PEA SOUP!.