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You should feel great as a transcriptionist if they think your work is that great!!!

Posted By: ILMT on 2006-08-07
In Reply to: Somewhat of a Dilemma - LinK

It is not your fault they approached you. I think it would be a different storey if you were the one searching for the job to take away from a company. They obviously want to get rid of the company and if you didn't take the job they would probably ask someone else. You should enjoy the better position and not feel guilty!!

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Well said luv2type! I am a great transcriptionist...
and could care less about line counts either. I produce quality work and I am not in this to make $$$, but to do what I love! I work my hours and then I am done. Life is too short to worry about speed, line counts, or $$$. There are some companies that do want quality over quantity no matter how much you can produce. JMHO.
That is why I left MQ during the Great Transcriptionist Rip off" need benefits....(nm)
Sorry you feel that way. Have a great day!!! nm

Feel great now
Gave up the caffeine and all sugar/"white" or refined carbs. It took a few days, but my cravings stopped and I feel so much better now.
Well I had a great one and didn't feel
like it was exhausting or draining like a lot of people seem to feel about them. Maybe it is just me and my approach. I usually make about $300, but 1 year made $400. I consider that GOOD. JMO.
Good luck - you will do just fine and feel great afterwards! nm
Saw him on CMT show with John Fogarty. Great, great singer with a neat personality and drop dead
gorgeous without seeming to know it. 
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there are TONS of wonderful recipes. I made the chicken cordon blue for the whole family and mock mashed taters..yummy!! Obviously not the same but I was a happy camper to have mashed again. Good luck!
Thanks to all. Got some great feedback and ecouragement. This board is great.
My rant passed, ate a late lunch, now back to the trenches.
GREAT GREAT SHOW! I still think Ellen Pompeo
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It is a GREAT company and great deal! I've had
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Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
That's great Patti. Thanks. Have a great time at the beach.
Great post -great job of wording your answer! (sm)
Original poster - I completely agree with this answer, especially the part about finding yourself and using all that you have learned intellectually and connecting that to something that you will also enjoy with your heart!! You have so many wonderful options for your future - much more than many of us.
IT - great program, great support system. nm
Becky you work in a great place. With no one hovering, I bet you get a lot more work done w/o agoniz
wants what. The only people qualified to do QA on my reports are the dictating doctors and the rest is just pure waste of money and time. If I have a question fine. But this random QA bites and hurts everyone. BTW, I don't have random QA for those who seem to think I may have an ax to grind. No dog in this fight. Just common sense.
The Co. I work for is GREAT about that - sm

OSi has Instant Messaging, and a lot of the staff have personal pictures of themselves to make it more personal...  They also hold an annual company picnic that you can attend, which is really great.  I started an IM one time with someone on the "management" section of my IM list, just joked around, chatted about the significance of certification, about the CMT classes they were doing (free mind you), about my supervisor (all good of course)... then I just said, "So, what's your job with this outfit?" (this is my witty sense of humor coming out) - and she said, "Oh ME?  Oh, I'm the VP!  Glad you like it here!"  WHEW!!  SO glad there was nothing bad to say about the company - ROFL!!      My supervisor will actually listen if I have personal problems, offer advice or empathy...  There is one lady who was a training coordinator that I had IM'd just for info for a friend, and we struck up a good on-line friendship... she had traveled the same type of road I had, understood my perils, gave encouragement, and still calls from time to time just to see how it's going...   great people...  love them to death!   

So it is there....  if you want to know more....  just ask        

WOW! That is great pay. May I ask where you work?
Sounds great but there is no work!
Well, I tried posting but it disappeared.  Will just say I show up to work but there isn't any (have several accounts).  So the bonus which is what I consider my "sick leave" - is not attainable.  So much for working for MQ.  And now I hear of more accounts they are losing.  But they never tell the MTs. 
I think that although it's great that we can work at home
because we haven't been on "social circulation" for so many years.  It seems to make people angry, mean and confrontational.  Just my observation.
Is it WP5.1 using the Fkeys? Great way to work once you get used to it. nm
Great company to work for!

Maybe I just work for a great company
but where I work they provide the people at home computers and they pay for the DSL, and if they are required to come in to the office during one of their shifts (we do work shifts) then they are paid for travel time to and from. I don't think those things are unreasonable to ask for. A few of us work in house here because we choose to, but most of the MTs are at home.
That sounds so great- where I work
the chairs are unbelievable- they are horrible. They will special order a better chair for you if you need it but it takes like 3 months, and it is always the same kind of chair from the same place and if it doesn't work for you, oh well. The seat pan doesn't adjust, and it needs to. They pay 1200 bucks for these chairs, when they could get a dozen better ones for the same price.

Wouldn't you think a hospital of all places would understand the importance of ergonomics for their employees?? :rolleyes

Interestingly the conference rooms have wonderful chairs and I usually snag one at night and just put it back when I leave.
Great place to work! sm

They are very helpful and encouraging and give you plenty of time to get up to speed.  I have been with other national companies and they are the best.  You'll be happy there! 

I work for them too. Great morale
That is where I work and yes, they are a great company...
I have plenty of work (sometimes too much but I would rather have too much than not enough), have never run out of work in 2 years and have great team leads...in my opinion, they are the best company out there, at least for me..
Thanks for all the great advice! You guys are great!
yes they are very flexible. They are a great company to work for.
Best job I EVER had!
May I ask which 2 companies you work for? Those are great rates! - nm
May I ask which 2 companies you work for? Those are great rates! - nm
Great idea except you wouldn't get any work done!--nm
I agree. It's a great place to work,
most places are very slow around the holidays. And the owner is a great lady.
I agree -- go for it. After all, 9 cpl is not all that great for IC work, and it sounds like you nm
QA takes great concentration, like MT work..NM

I use Vance Digital. Jay is great to work with.
sorry...not a great experience. I do love the work,
Haha! Great minds at work! - nm
Transcend is a great place to work
I can't believe all this negativity! I just love my job with Transcend. From the recruiter to my TL and ROM every single thing I have been promised has happened! I'm very happy! Yes, you do have to produce - but what MLS position don't you? Transcend also gives you the tools you need to succeed and will help you get better, faster and making more $. Stop bashing this company! They truly are awesome!!!! And the promote from within! They are so big on internal growth!!!!
I'll bet I work for the same national! While I have great dictators, seriously they never say the
same thinge twice, save one surgeon who always ends his op reports with the same paragraph, which, of course, I have in my expander.  I mean it - there are probably 30 doctors, and I never ever get a repeat or any pattern at all! Again, I have a huge expander that I've set up on my own over the years, and rarely type more than a few words "longhand", but I still am not hitting over 200-250 lines an hour.  Oh well! At least I have great dictators, right? 
since I am not real great at crafts, I work on the rug kits you can buy...
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those little yarn kits are nice too, where you can 'loom' potholders and things.

if you are an experienced crafter you might think this funny, but if she is a beginner, believe me, it is nice to have a kit, with all instructions, and you can see the finished product. you simply follow the directions.

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thanks for a great MT week to all involved and for your hard work

I got it to work with Express Scribe! Works great!
I just want to add that I work for an AWESOME company with great staff and
I work for eTransPlus, hospital accounts, and QA is great - nm
I feel the same way - have been a transcriptionist for 30+ (SM)

years, and at this point in my life, maybe 5 or 6 years from retirement (if I can afford it), and it is too late for me to start something new.  We ARE stuck in this field, at least I feel like I am.  If I were younger, I would definitely consider other options.

I feel your pain. If at teaching hospital, great pain. SM
Some doctors do give standard discharge summaries, so you could just make copy and then pull it up. It is not easy, especially when they give 20 lines of lab results.
No flame here - think it's great you found something that will work for you plus get clothes clea
at the same time.  Thanks for sharing this tip with us!
no i don't love being MT but it beats McDonalds. no i don't work for a great company.
no raises and constant shift in management. no i don't make more than enough money to just pay my bills but i have cut down on overhead of regular job outside of the home.

it's an okay job relatively speaking.
Great company but like everyone else they over hire. Haven't had work since before Christmas *sm
because it is a slow time and I refuse to get up at 4:00 a.m. to beat someone else to it.  I am in the process of obtaining a second and third account and am going to start looking out for myself from now on.  I now understand why there is such a turnaround with MTs and companies - seems like the companies overhire and then the MT has to look elsewhere - they work at the new company for awhile until they find that they have now over hired and then they look elsewhere.   I have been with MDI for a few years and I plan to stay there but I am going to take on another job or even two so I do not sit idle when times are slow. 
great post - we have people that work at home in our hospital - sm
but getting them to work is like asking them to do a big favor. They constantly have the excuse "oh my kids are here, I have to play with them." "I can't work because my kids have a cold." "I can't work because my kids want to go outside and play."

I could go on and on and on. Those of us that work inhouse and have kids don't seem to have "the problems"