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You're not weird, actually you are in the majority!

Posted By: metooalso on 2008-02-25
In Reply to: i'm so weird but i have to hear the typing - once I got a keyboard where i couldn't and had


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You're in the majority, not the minority. There's
not much difference, which is why VR is a ripoff. I won't do VR unless they decide to make the pay fair for it.
A majority of . . .
one.  How interesting.  I will certainly believe one person over the countless others.  Uh huh. 
The majority of us do far, far less than that, unfortunately. Definitely
I think the majority of mistakes are
merely typographical or expander errors.  If MTs weren't paid such rotten line rates on production, maybe they could afford to relisten to and reproof every single report.  However, the people responding to the original post have evidently never made a single mistake in their entire lives.  Ah, yes, condescending, snotty superiority complexes on the rampage.  I'd be interested in seeing the MT profiles on those quoted reports, how many lines per day they produce, how many years of experience, and so forth.  For that matter, we could all sit here and rip on the mistakes we've found on completed reports, but personally, I don't feel better about myself by trashing other people.  My self esteem isn't measured by how stupid I think everyone else is like some people on this board.
By the page if the majority
of your work types are diagnostic plain films, such as chest and bone x-rays but if you have a lot of MRI's, CT's and special procedures such as catheter placement and removal, PET scans, angiograms and stent placements then by the line is more profitable.
The vast majority...
of kids do not get wrapped up in the things you did.  My DH is a  public school administrator and sees this stuff playing  out first hand.  He sees all the trouble makers and generally it's the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree" syndrome.  Once he meets the parents, he can usually tell why the kids act the way they do.   I tell my kids that peer pressure is bunk.  The ultimately responsibility for making bad choices lies with the individual.  You can only be pressured into what you want to be pressure into.   You can't blame the schools totally, which by the way are not any worse than they ever were.  I was a teen in the 70s and there's nothing much new going on.   Ever generation thinks it's worse now than the good old days.  In the 1920s they were aghast at girls showing  their ankles. 
The majority of mine do not even...
bother saying that, they just continue on as though nothing happened... !!!
The majority of normals are seen
Normals can also be a repetitive statement that the dictator makes, which you then turn into a normal so you do not have to keep typing the same thing over and over again.  Some use shortcut keys or Expander program.  I am not an expert on any of these as I do not use them.  Some who work in MS Word use autocorrect to expand terms or phrases that are said time and time again by a specific dictator.  I use autocorrect in Word and like it.  Hope this helps.  
Majority of time, no MTs. Right now..sm
however, a lot of people are leaving one of the big nationals, some after many years of service. Many are very experienced in multispecialty/acute care transcription, so until that settles down, there are a lot of good MTs looking at the moment. That's probably why you are seeing conflicting reports. In my personal experience, the majority of the time, there IS a shortage of well-trained, experienced, and reliable MTs. The good ones often get snatched up quickly, net good-paying jobs, and stay at those jobs, so they aren't always looking. Timing is everything. ;)

Also, to answer your other question, if a company is offering only 5 cpl, they are likely going to get responses from 5-cpl MTs so that certainly can play a role. IOW, the very good MTs typically won't respond to an ad for a job paying only 5 cpl, as they realize they are worth far more than that.
So the majority would feel ?
If the remote MTs are employees and are scheduled for 8 hours for coverage, the company can require them to work a complete 8 hours ?  This means that the ones who can produce more lines in those 8 hours will be paid more, while the ones who produce only their line count will get compensated accordingly.   The schedule is for a reason and needs to be followed for coverage.  Some of the MTs are only thinking of the "required" line count, not thinking in hours.   Maybe the wording should be changed to "minimum daily line count".  Just want to be sure it is not a far-reaching thought to think if you are an employee and are scheduled for 8 hours, that you should work 8 hours.  I know situations vary, but do most of you work a complete 8 hours, or just until you reach your minimum line count ?  Thanks.
Can't stand the majority of them...

I have several on my account that just make me cringe.  One ESL tries to talk so fast she stumbles over nearly every word and says, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, repeatedly.  Another ESL ends every sentence like its a question, like a teenage girl.  I have one American woman who adds an extra ah-syllable at the ah-beginning of some of her ah-words.  Took me forever to figure that one out!  I had one at my first job who practically whispered huge operative reports.  Nuts!

I had another American this week that had me pulling my hair out.  She had someone else reading the PE and lab results to her in the background and then she was repeating them.  Drove me crazy!

If there are a majority of MTs making
the same mistake, send it to everyone. However, if 1 or 2 are making the mistake consistently they need to be notified, becuase no one believes it is them making the mistake a lot of the time.
majority are for at-home then?
I take it then the majority are for at-home positions?
Here you go, the majority of posters
are on your side.

Nobody can make you and your daughter to agree to take the vaccination.

And...I see no typos...!
So you disagree that the majority of MTs are
underpaid for their skill level? Just because you have a 15 cpl account (for now until you're underbid at least) doesn't mean the rest of the MTs are paid that well. The world is bigger than just you & you should learn compassion for others.
Can't please everyone although we try. The majority like the larger font.

OF COURSE we know what daycare is! Its anyone OTHER than Mom spending the majority of the day
course, just the way lots of you like it!! Dump and run!!  Unreal. The Govt monitors day care - oh, there's a relief!  Then the Govt monitors schools, which are your next dump off point for your kids! And of course you can't spend the day with your own kids - they grow AWAY from parents over the years, not closer.  You can't control your own kids, cause they're NOT your kids - they belong to daycare and their peer group friends.
Not just speedy, but lucky in a way that the majority of us out here will never be. :( nm
You mean by report/not page? If the majority of my
reports were the type you do then of course by the line but with general x-rays you fair far better with pay by report!
Proof while I read that's it. The majority of the sm
nationals look at quantity not quality. If you don't get 1200 lines minimum a day there are issues. A person can type 2000 lines a day with a0 lot of errors and QA just pick a few reports with 1 error they have 98 or 99% accuracy.
350 lph when when a majority of us don't even make $10 an hour out here?! What are you asking us
Look at all the jobs out there NOT offering 10 or even 9 cpl. For the majority of us, it
The majority of their job is to correct and criticize, which sometimes comes off
If the majority of your dictation is crapola, I would
Exceptions to everything but majority parents
The majority of them will be cheaper than Cobra.
Go through your local yellow pages and look for insurance companies who advertise health insurance and start calling.  Call several so you can compare rates.  Your weight issues are going to make your premium higher than it would if you were a normal weight. 
The majority of companies DO NOT count
those. I happen to be lucky and work for 1 who counts both and my IC counts headers, but not footers.
Some US dictators or worse than the ESLs and the majority sm
of specialists are ESLs.
I agree with your reason for the majority of mistakes -- SM
being merely typos or expander errors....that is, for experienced MTs. Newer MTs might have more serious errors.

However, I work for 2 of the biggest national companies and make over 10 cpl at each one. I make great money. I'm not being paid "rotten" line rates.

I do NOT relisten and reproof every report...I don't have to. I have not had a QA score below 99% at either company...so, yes I make errors, but rarely and nothing major. I obtain the highest production incentive at each of my jobs so I do have great production. I have a very stable and impressive "MT profile".

I am not without mistake. I am not the fastest gun in the West. I'm not the most experienced...but I am skilled, polished, and top notch at what I do. I am rewarded for it from my employers.

Yes, I have had bad experiences in the past. That's the key though -- they are IN THE PAST and I don't keep them in front of me. I got over it and moved on. I did not allow others to treat me in a manner I did not want.

Not every work situation, worktype, workload, dictator is for every MT. Everyone has different niches in this business. Everyone has different levels of expertise and different speed/production.

Your generalities do not apply to everyone. You can only speak for yourself.

You most certainly do not speak for me.
vast majority of men aren't worthy of us! - nfm
the majority cheat..those who don't usually find the value in being an employee.

Majority of these came thru Ellis Island. Didnt
Do the majority of MTs reread or relisten to all the reports you do and how much time does this take
or I suppose rather which is more effective and takes less time. Do you do this for every report you do. Do the big nationals require this. I suppose it depends on your QA score if you need to do this.
A FEW cases are probably genetic. The overwhelming majority are smokers.
Majority of the jobs seem to be in-house. Never could find an at-home job that way. nm
I think the majority of families in America are dysfunctional nowadays!
I have yet to find or meet a functional family.

My little family of 4, meaning me, my husband and 2 children are functional, but when you add in my side of the family, 5 siblings, and his side of the family 5 siblings, it becomes totally dysfunctional. Go figure!

I can only do the best with my own little family of 4 and keep us a functional, caring, productive family giving back to society in a positive meaningful way. I can not control the siblings or extended cousins, etc.

It is my goal to keep my little family of 4 functionally intact forever!
can someone please tell me how the majority of Indian MTs could ever pass the AAMT CMT exam? sm
I should not classify them as a unit, however after seeing so much garbage come in from India, I cannot fathom how they are passing the CMT examination through AAMT? In order to take a test of that capacity, one would need to comprehend the basic command of the English language. I'm just so sure the Indians would let us join their alliance or organization called "IAMT", yeah right! I'll be the first to admit, I could not pass a foreign language MT test, nor do I profess to. Sad we are being sold out by our own because we won't pay hundreds of dollars to take a test, which in reality offers us no incentive in terms of pay increases for CMT status. Just my opinion.
Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, though
some are configured to work only with proprietary programs, so even though it is Infinity brand doesn't mean it will work with your player program.  I have an Infinity pedal that only works with one player program. 
Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, though

they may be sold through many different companies and under different names.   The pedal you get depends on the software you will be using it with.   The USB works with most programs; however, there are programs that have proprietary software and the foot pedal has to be specifically configured for it.  The pedal looks the same, it is just the wiring that is different.

If you don't yet have a job that requires a pedal I would wait.  You can test w/o a foot pedal using hot keys.  Some companies will even provide a foot pedal. 

The majority of the software proggies are Word based. You
Majority of texans "ain't ne'er" seen a horse, they just act like the backside of one
The majority of pcs being sold at present are labeled as "Vista Ready." This is
your best bet.  Most MT companies will not make Vista a requirement for at least a few years.
Thanks for sharing. I also travel A LOT..and the majority of the time things go smooth, but sometime
Last time we went on vacation, I forgot to pack my keyboard that I had just bought for $50 and had to run to Radio Shack and get another cheapo for $30. Then, the hotel internet was AWFUL and kept cutting me off so production was sloooooow..Overall, I just check ahead to see what the hotel offers in terms of internet etc..and I do end up having to pay anywhere from $10-12 a night at hotels but it is worth it so I am not missing work or using all of my PTO time. We're heading to Mexico next year and the hotel has wireless so I think I'll give it a whirl. We have a condo in Hawaii and I have sat out on the lanai all day looking at the ocean and working. It was the highest production I have ever had. The only downfall I have found is trying to remember all fo the time changes so I am starting and stopping when I am scheduled. Hawaii is 5 hours different from home so I had to factor that in. In any event, thanks for sharing and I agree. Vacation can be fun AND productive.. LOL
That's not weird
You may think I'm weird. . .
But I find MT very relaxing. I used to work as a human resources manager and had a phone to my ear all day and people in my office complaining about their supervisors, complaining about their employees, and just plain complaining. My job had TONS of variety - like when one of the companies I worked for had a big layoff and I had a suicidal employee in my office telling me she was going to kill herself because she was being laid off. Frankly, you could pay me all the money in the world and I wouldn't go back to that. I think MTs great - more money would be nice, but other things are important, too.
another weird one..

I didn't transcribe this one, but a doc I worked for was telling us about this man in the ER with a gerbil (s/p?).... you know the little furry animal...stuck in his rectum.  Apparently the gerbil was put in his rectum using a paper towel cardboard tube-thingy and got stuck behind a gas bubble in his intestines!!!!

I don't know what ever happened to that man, but I hope he went for some serious counseling after that...

This is weird...
There are no menu keys at all, no view. I clicked on the small window and it made the page smaller. Now I have my menu keys, my tool bar, everything. When I enlarge the page back, then I lose everything again. If I keep it small, everything is okay.
Something that happens weird (sm)

When I'm typing along with my Instant Text along the bottom I'll occasionally (too much for my tastes) lose letters, especially when I type a period...I'll lose the last 2 or 3 characters of the previous word.  It's really bizarre.  I have no other problems with IT when typing in Word all by itself or any other program, so I assume it's just a problem when I'm using the ExText with IT.

I like going back into the old documents.  It takes a bit sometimes to load different things but it's good overall.

So weird

Its so weird, this happens to me too..

I wonder why though?

That's her and she is really weird...
So does this mean that now we have to be leery of posting on here as well in order to avoid even more scam artists than usual?
The thing for me is this sounds like you were working on site in the office with all this drama. How can you even see how much work someone else is doing if you are a virtual worker? And everything else sounds like the hospital politics of working in the hospital, strange that it could go on virtually.