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Yeah! Who do you work for!?!?! :)

Posted By: MissouriMT on 2006-08-30
In Reply to: My job pays by the keystroke! - nm


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Yeah, yeah, that should be "your work..."

Yeah.. I work TOO much. I know I could work less if I could just sit there and focus..

I know how you mean in NH.. and we'll leave it at that.. You mean you actually take vacation when your on vacation LOL..I also am going on vacation in July (Disneyland..yippee) but will be taking along the computer to work while I am on vacation..pretty sad.. but I cant afford just to not work. For me, I just need to refocus. When I do focus, I average $30 an hour, I just find it's hard to sit there 8 hours, but it's worse when I realized I could be done in 8 for what I drag out to 12..It's my goal...to work my 8 hours and stop for the day.

Yeah, and if you work for a hospital and say
Yeah, I'd prefer US work for sure, just not sure if its possible. NM

Yeah, work for $5/ hr and keep your mouth
Yeah, but does your company allow you to come in and work whenever you want?
I would love to work for a company that offers employee status, offers benefits, and will allow me to work whenever I please, just coming and going whenever suits me. The only companies I know that hire employees require a set schedule and require you to be at your desk working during your shift. This is why I am still an IC without benefits. I cannot commit to the same schedule every day.
yeah, I keep firing myself but I keep showing up for work the next day.
Yeah, but medical personnel who actually work directly with
patients are a bit "different" like that. They think nothing of taking a look or having a touch here and there. And the morbid senses of humor many of them have. My friends from high school are both RNs now, but they're like that.
Yeah a 30 minute test---work for free, he gets enough to test, his work is done - nm
Yeah, could you imagine if we made a work at home commercial
that was truthful?  Instead of the serenely peaceful scene with the children playing quietly at your feet while you made $50,000 a year, there would be toys flying everywhere, kids jumping on the furniture, the dog yacking on the carpet, neighbors banging on the door, the phone ringing off the hook, laundy piled up to the ceiling, and a husband whining about something or another. 
Yeah, baby, yeah.
We are here for the long haul.
I get my work from an FTP site that they load the work to, however I don't have pool work so to
speak, but I tell them how many minutes a day I want.  The work is generally put in my box by 5 pm every day, then I have until 10 am the following day for some priority work, or 3:30 pm for the rest, so TAT is not too bad. I would like to work less at night though, but I working on that. My downside is I do not get the same dictators day to day, there are a few I do on a semi-regular basis though, some generate great lines but take longer to do that other doc's and are not "money-makers", I also do not get paid for spaces so that hurts a bit too.  This is WP5.1 too.....so very antiquated but that is what the hospital uses, so not much choice there. But I understand what you mean about the C-phone. I was just doing another job with C-phone recently...they incidentally did not tell me how to get off of the system, which was very simple.  I'd finish a job, then hit stop and hangup if I wanted to get off or quit working.  That is what you need to do if you want to sleep, eat, etc.  Don't feel guilty, do what you signed up for, believe me they watch the pools and will get others to do the work you don't finish.  If they get on your case remind them that you are only PT and only want 500 lines a day, etc.  It's not worth killing yourself over.  Good Luck.
Oh, yeah!

I understand where you're coming from.  The respect is just not there anymore.  Everyone in this business has heard for years about how voice recognition and EMRs are going to replace us all, which I just don't buy.  I work for a national on a difficult account with many ESLs, and it generates lots of work.  Every summer we have problems keeping up with turnaround but the management has yet to come up with a solution that actually works consistently.  I suspect it's a combination of MTs having kids home from school during the day now, vacations being taken, and people not working their schedules,  but most of all I think it's just plain burnout - we deserve to enjoy the summer too.  Last summer I worked so much to the point that I think I did substantial damage, and my body just cannot take it anymore (been at it for about 20 years, the last 10 years of it steady).  The powers that be fail to understand that we are not machines! 

Oh yeah
Or when you are trying to sleep and in your mind you are dictating to yourself..i.e., and the patient..yada, yada, yada, happens to me all the time, especially if I have had a long stressful-difficult dictation day, LOL..Of even if Im day dreaming, sometimes I find myself falling into dictation mode, repeating dictating I have transcribed, or close to it..Yeow!!
intromission changed to interim admission.  LOL
yeah right.
dream on.
Yeah - sm
Diskriter. If you have 3+ years experience and want full time work, brand new benefits and line incentive - send your resume to them.
yeah, right, sure he is.
Yeah, right
Saying it doesn't make it so. You are probably QA'd by people in India. What a crock.
Yeah, sure.


That makes complete sense (not).

Oh, yeah.
I cheated on the soup, too, by buying a box of premade at the health food store.  They've got such neat stuff there.
yeah, me too, and it's not

Yeah, well--
That's why this country is going down the toilet.  Between the corporate greed and being overrun by the illegals, how long do you think it will last?  The CEOs now don't care-- they are too busy counting their money and buying those expensive cars, yachts, and their third and fourth homes, etc.  They have what I call the "Marie Antoinette" syndrome-- "Let them eat cake".  They have theirs-- so the h*** with the rest of us! 
You are full of it. You aren't an MTSO. No place has a "crew" that is "all friendly and kind." They work at home, so how would you know what they are like? Even the rudest person can be nice for 2 minutes while talking on the phone to the boss.

Oh yeah!!
LOL - good going MQLover - like your style!
Yeah, you ask how old I am, but
the person who responded to me is the one who said it first. Of course, come down on the person who likes workings for MQ. How predictable. Go take a shower and maybe the water will make you grow a real thought.
yeah right, 60K w/MQ...

Yeah, please don't.
This is fun to listen to.
Yeah, I am.
I didn't say anything perverted. You are stuck on this molestor kick.
Yeah you.
I am not constipated and I know you aren't. I guess your laxatives worked to help you lose weight. Now, go cut your bangs in the morning.
Yeah, I'm 47...
and I STILL haven't developed those skills (that's why I'm an MT)!
Yeah...here ya go....
Link to her website....
Yeah ....
Come to Texas, we'll go dancing, bring boots, I have the truck :-))

It's called MT stars, as in medical transcription, so post regarding medical transcription - as in the profession......understand that?


You want Regis and whatsername?  Post on that board.


You want Romper Room?  They have their board, too......   Get the message honey bun?

one doc for whom i worked used to dictate (breaking this up because i have no idea how to spell it): "die-ag-no-sis-siz."

eep. and they write med-orders in latin?? lol.
Get everything in writing!!
Yeah, right.

Account instruction#1 says bold and CAPITALIZE allergies, list medications in number form regardless of what dictator says. Do NOT abbreviate in HPI, but you can abbreviate in Assessment if the doc does.  Don't use degree sign unless doctor dictates it.  List assessment in number form, even if there's only one item.

Account instruction #2 says bold headings but never bold or capitalize allergies.  Only expand abbreviations in Assessment but nowhere else in document.  Be sure to use degree sign when typing temperatures.  If there is more than one item in the assessment, use number form in listing them.

Account instruction #3 says never bold or capitalize allergies, don't abbreviate anything.  Never number medications, even if dictated by physician.  Can use the degree symbol if Drs. A, B, and C dictate such.  If Dr. D dictates patient's name in body of report and uses words that don't exist in the English language, be sure to type what he says since it's a verbatim account, and he complains all the  time that he doesn't want his report to sound so *formal* by using *the patient* instead of the name.   For all other reports, use *the patient.*  If Dr. E dictates the patient's sister, Sara, do NOT use the name Sara and just type *the patient's sister," regardless of what he really says. Dr. F might not dictated a numbered assessment list, but that's what he means.  Dr. G prefers to see the text of H&Ps on the same line as the heading, but on his consults, he thinks it looks better if there's a hard return, with the text starting on the next line.

As an Editor for multiple accounts, are you sure that YOU'RE paying attention to all the little idiosyncrasies contained in the sometimes 20-30 PAGES of account instructions for any given account? If so, I doubt you would find it so easy.

Yeah right.
If you make more doing MT than using your bachelor's you've made a wrong turn on the pathway of life, hon.

Sorry, but I don't buy it.
Oh YEah ..i KNOW what you mean!!!sm
especially about the cleaning part.... Oh boy..I sure do love my hubby and don't ever want to lose him..but, man Do i EVER get tired of cleaning up after SOMEBODY ELSE!!!
Yeah, but they sure R fun@

Yeah... it's just too bad we don't

live in Bush's world.  Must be nice there! 

Yeah, well...
I don't believe it either, and I also don't believe it when Bush says our economy is STRONG!!  People say a lot of things that aren't always true.....
I would go for the scrubbing toilets... at least you get more  respect!
Yeah, ME!
Yeah, what she said! (sm)
And where else can I be paid $36/hour and work the weird hours that suit me?
yeah but
Try paying 5.00 a gallon for milk and such. It evens out (have a cousin who lives there).
Well, uh, yeah....
Yeah, there's "something" he's getting from it.  Frankly put - no doubt threesomes coming out the ying yang and one wild woman - exactly what most men would kill their own mothers for.  Come as a surprise?  Better wise smell the coffee.  It's called human nature.
I live about 10 minutes outside of Greensboro, and Richard Petty lives about a mile and a half from me. See him at the gas station every now and then. Level Cross is a small town between Greensboro and Randleman. Technically the address here is Randleman because Level Cross doesn't even have a post office.
Oh yeah!