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and you are super woman

Posted By: es on 2006-11-09
In Reply to: I have consistently made in the upper $40s to mid $50s in this business. - Busy MT'ing

if you can work only 3 days a week and make that kind of lines/money, then by all means...do tell????? how do you do it?????? I am sure 100's of transcriptionists are waiting to hear this one! Let's see, you must be super woman, the fastest typist on the earth.

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Therapy for what? Because I don't support any woman who spouts an idea because she is a woman?

And you fall into the "therapy" or drug routine?  Why not address the issues.  You want women to support women no matter how ridiculous the idea is or you want to support a truth, no matter who tells it.  The rest of the "therapy" crap you post is BS.  You must know that by now.

I admire that at only 19 you were so level-headed and such a hard worker. Sounds like you enjoy the challenge of being an MT.
Super Hint
Unless you need a microphone attached, I would suggest Dictaphone earphones.  They hae excellent sound quality.  Also...if you have extra noise from your speakers, plug right into your PC and a lot of that noise will disappear.  That works with any headphones.
Super Hint
Unless you need a microphone attached, I would suggest Dictaphone earphones.  They hae excellent sound quality.  Also...if you have extra noise from your speakers, plug right into your PC and a lot of that noise will disappear.  That works with any headphones.
Super Walmart
I really am not impressed with Wal-Mart.  We now have a super walmart and due to have another one open on the other side of town.  Who needs two walmarts?  It is always very crowded.  Very few registers open.  Groceries are higher in a lot of cases than my supermarket.  I only buy a few things that I see are cheaper.  Overall I do better at my local grocery store and I like the produce better.  You can never just "run in" anymore.  Smaller is better! I just hope they don't put my favorite store out of business.  I think alot of people feel this way though.  Not too many people I know do their weekly grocery shopping there. 
One of my personalities is Super MT.
There was a time before the super tech
which enabled NY companies to hire someone from down south or anywhere else the cost of living is so much cheaper, and then to it so many steps further, i.e. India, the Philippines, our just plain VR, and our (my)potential dropped from $25+/hour with benes, to a little more than 1/2 that. Sad but true.
Has anyone had 8mm or Super 8 film transferred to DVD?

Seems to me it would be a great X-mas gift.  I found one of my brother (now 55+) when he advanced from cub scouts to boy scouts.

I tried to check out a couple of websites, but it's all Greek to me.

I'm fighting a super Wal-Mart

I'm in the process of fighting the planning/building of a super Wal-Mart down the street from where I live, which is out in a rural neighborhood, about 4 miles from town.  I liken this incredible increase in Wal-Marts across the US as very similar to what is happening in the MT world.  Wal-Mart gets something like 80-85% of their merchandise from other countries--it's just like outsourcing!  Think of all the jobs that have been lost to this in our country.

I understand what some of you are saying about not having the money to pay a few dollars more on whatever it is that you want to buy, but it's no different from transcription!  Those who are outsourcing the transcription to foreign countries are very similar to what Wal-Mart does with its suppliers.

Where does this leave our country?  It's certainly scary for the future of our children in the United States.

Super Bowel Weekend? LOL


what if your dial-up is super slow
I sign on at 24.o kbps if i'm lucky. how much will this affect my service. i'm just a student now, but we don't have cable or DSL where i live either.
Super low volume today!
  I've typed 4 reports in 4 hours.   No work!!!   Happy Holidays!
is there a super-light touch
keyboard that is also split and (hope upon hope) with a rise in the middle like the MS ones?
the work must be super easy (sm)
I've been doing this for a long time and that sounds high to me.
Super Bowl is on but I have to work.....
I hear everyone out front watching and having a good time.  Well, they probably think I'm upset because I have to be back here working, but secretly I'm GLAD I have to work.  I'd rather watch reruns of Mayberry RFD than football.  I'd even rather have to work! 

We just got done having our Super Bowl Party
My friend and I usually don't watch, I don't like football, but we always have a fun party. This game was actually exciting. And me being from NY, I was glad the Giants won.
Don't feel sorry for your super, she knew exactly what she was doing to you.
You just gave her the opportunity to screw you by asking for work. Shame on her.
I'm sorry. Of course you're super upset. SM
But you're certainly not alone. Your experience is normal these days, shared by millions.

Wages have been stagnating and even decreasing for the working and lower middle classes in this country and many others for some years now, not just MTs. The low cost of goods coming in from overseas and our rising home equity, on paper anyway, has kept us from feeling and recognizing this.

Now providers are being forced to reduce costs as much as possible and channel more of their resources to patient care. And this economic collapse is increasing them horrendously. Many hospitals, for instance, are finding teir income is collapsing with it, the income they pay us with.

More and more people are losing jobs, and with them the insurance that pays your doctors. They're undoubtedly worried about the future themselves.

Technology advances, which I believe will ultimately be to our benefit, mean we can produce at least twice as many lines as we did just a handful of years ago and I-don't-know-how-many more than in the old Selectric and Liquid Paper many of us remember well. THIS IS HAVING A VERY POWERFUL EFFECT ON WHAT INSTITUTIONS SHOULD AND WILL PAY PER LINE. An acquaintance of mine for a period of years was making over $150K per year as a court reporter because her production increased enormously while her pay per line stayed the same. Needless to say, she was grossly overpaid. Governments may have the money to do that, hospitals can't.

In any case, not only are most workers at our level on salaries not getting raises (or such flimsy ones that they're just pretences), many are losing or have lost their jobs outright due to new technology. Many others have retrained to new ways of doing their old jobs. And will end up retraining again, and maybe yet again before they retire.

As people working on a production basis, MTs have a tremendous incentive to increase the number of lines we produce per hour by upgrading our skills to take advantage of new technology, our success in this determining whether we are forced to move on to other work with many of the same problems, at least stay at par, or even manage to give ourselves something of a raise.

Like people across the planet in an era of galloping change, we have no choice but to change with it or fall by the way.

Good luck, EB. I hope your choices work out for you. And that your clients won't realize in future just how fast you can produce their reports with the resources available to you.
I don't post here super often but I could use some thoughts (m)
and support.  Don't flame me for sounding weak or needy.  I had a client call me out of the blue today (actually his secretary called me) and told me that I was no longer transcribing his letters.  But were clear I'd still be transcribing for his partner.  I asked why, she said she didn't know what his "gripe" was but that he made her be the bad guy.  It feels personal to me, not because he did it on a personal level, but I guess it hurts like a personal attack because my work is very serious to me and I'd hate to think that he thought I wasn't do my job well enough.  I know I was.  I often felt undermined or a little accused by the staff at times.  I was supposed to pick up x number of times per week and about a month ago they called and said "now, how often ARE you picking up?" which sounded like they were not believing I was coming when I should.  I pick up after hours, have my own key.  Other times I'll get lists of reports they need.  Some I've given them weeks or months earlier.  Some I don't have at all, BUT not because I lost them, because they weren't dictated.  I keep a physical list of all reports on each tape I do and if it's not on the tape, it's not on the list.  I mentioned this to the sec. once before in my defense when she's said "he dictated such and such" when he actually only thought he did or accidentally taped over it something, kwim?  Things are so tight for us right now as they are for so many of us.  I guess I just need to vent and ask if this has happened to others?  Where you felt undermined and let go unfairly?  Or if you've just had doctors come and go every so often for really no good reason?  I feel bad.  These doctors' wives are my friends (were before I worked for him) and I think that makes it feel more personal.  I've been very good about and tried really hard not to mention personal in the office or the office when I see them socially so the two are separate.  I just feel like he was unhappy with me and I often wondered if he was just by the questions the girl asked me and made me feel like she thought I wasn't doing my job right.  But I really thought if HE had a problem, HE would talk to me so I was okay.  Guess not,  huh?  Thanks if you even read this far.  If you have a prayer or two to spare for me that it all works out, that I find work fast to replace this income and that my family doesn't feel any effects from it.  Also that the relationship and my feelings are healed, that I can overcome it.  I'd just appreciated any shared experiences.  Thanks.  (P.S.  Not in the best frame of mind right now, so I apologize for any typos or errors.  This is my disclaimer that I'm not going to proofread this, lol).
I use super antispyware -- it's free

when my computer starts to drag, i just run that program.  it usually clears it up pretty quick.  i should probably do it on a daily basis, but i usually end up doing it once every couple of weeks. 

the other poster might be right, though.  you may need more memory.  have you always had this problem or just lately?  did you install any new programs just before this started.  if not, i would think it's just adware slowing you down and the super antispyware should help.

Yep, cardiology here, too! Used to hate those super long sm
op notes but found I got great lines with them! Now, I can't wait to do them.
by hour definitely $15-- I am not super fast so this would benefit
Mine is a Super Wal-Mart too! They are usually up front near the
Request them, they are just about the best of any store! They roast them in the back where the deli meats and cheeses are.
Super! Great news! Happy MT Day to you, too!
I love them, but can only drink them super cold.
I put them in the freezer before I drink them. It makes a huge difference in the taste.

I used to drink coke too. I think I kind of replaced it with these though, lol.
I don't post here super ofte, but I could use some thoughts

I have worked for many, many docs as an IC. You always do the dirty work, reprints, redelivery, etc. I did all those willingly and then was told on Friday by Peds manager they had someone to work in the office. After about two months, they called and wanted me back. I went back with about 20 tapes she had not done and just did not show up one day.

Little man syndrome, one doctor whom I worked for, called it.

Be encouraged, you will probably get him back. Sounds like you do very good work. I have had so many just like this I have lost count and now work for a company with NO money - ha. The docs around here dictate to the company I work for and the hospital pays for it!

Another day in the life of a transcriptionist.

There are probably errors in this too so go ahead and nit pick.
It depends...if I am super focused I don't read through them...
but if I feel like I am not concentrating and just typing I will type a few paragraphs and then re-read them...but not fully re-listen to the dictation.
The first 8 years I did this it was SUPER BUSY, only the last 2 has it been slow. nm
We have the ability to see each others # of reports and # of lines. We are to report to super
visor when one person has done 150 exams a day but only has a minimum of lines typed. In radiology, it tends to average out. They are watching it for morale's sake as well as they figure if the MT who jumps jobs is probably cheating elsewhere in the job or her/his life. Too many ethical ones these days to settle for a cherrypickers.
Publix stores are starting to look like Super Wal-Marts! Have you seen that?

Homemade super nachos with a huge garden salad.
Ugh, I just spent hours in the hot sun picking peas, lettuce, beans, onions, and zucchini.  Now we have to eat it all. 
super told me to meet lines of 12000 or be dropped to SE
i thought there was only 2 types of employees; statutory or full time
Well, work is super busy..so not much time..no harm no foul..sm
Working 14 hours a day puts a cramp into watching the news lately, so have not seen much, nor had much time to really think about it. Did the donation through both of our work, caught a bit of news...but I cannot help anymore by sitting in front of a television, so a bit slow on the news intake here.
OMG! Admin really outdid it with this counting software. Thank you SOOO much! It's really super.

No, not at all. Brand new Super Center, nice area. But have never seen the stickers.
Can anyone suggest a super light touch keyboard? That you can't hear the typing?
I am looking for one that you can't hear the typing.  TIA
maybe she wants to be the woman.

Seems to me, this is about those woman who only think they look like that...
and unfortunately do not.

Even young girls do this - I have seen young girls more and more, bellies out, cracks out (pardon me, do not know what else to call it- smile), and maybe 2 out of 10 have the bodies for it. The rest are overweight and have bulges and cellulite, etc.

I think almost everyone would agree, if a woman can wear something (or nearly nothing) and look good, more power to them. If they do not have a body like a model, or even close, best to hide the cleavage in public, in my opinion...
Done 2! Come on MTs....help this woman win!
Staples inventors contest. Vote for Julie Savage.
Can't we get this woman out of here?
I would sooner see your Avon and candles! This woman has been over on MT Chat, now here, who knows where else. I don't even believe she is an MT. How could she be when she is so busy with her "company"? Can't we get these types of "free advertisers" off here? Makes me mad!  If fshe is free to advertise, then I think the rest of us should be able to, as well!
Yep, that's right, it was to a woman.nm
One woman actually said she (sm)
spent so much time at the pediatrician's office, she KNEW she could do it.  NO KIDDING.  She really said that.
She is more woman than you could ever-sm
hope to be in your wildest dreams. What did she ever do to you anyway? come on, take my one on one challenge...make my day. lol
Probably every woman on here has done the same or more
than this person is saying she had to do in order to take care of grandchildren. Most women here work and take care of children every day. She asked did I have grandchildren like you just could not work and take care of them. I did - others have here also- no bashing- just truthful, sounds like a cop out to me and probably others here.
Seems that woman
had some issues. Okay ... I can see being a little irritated, but really! Your director had the right attitude, and now you have your funny little story you can share. : )
No woman asks for it EVER
A woman can be walking down the street naked, she is not asking for rape.  No woman ever wants to be raped.  Old ladies, young ladies, middle aged ladies get attacked and raped and sexually harrassed and murdered.  Women do not ask for this.  Until we put the blame where it belongs, on the perpetrator, not the victim, nothing will change.  You need some consciousness raising, me thinks.
A woman I worked with ... (sm please)
erased a tape of a day's worth of radiology reports. She pulled all the jackets (before PACS system) and took them to the rad. She apologized sincerely with a stiff upper lip. He did not say a word, read all the films again and life went on. She is now the lead MT and has been there for 15 yrs.
You really need to get a woman in your life!
And what do you consider an older woman?

I can assure you that I'm not an older woman.  Thirty is not old.  I still get carded buying alcohol.  I've never bleached my naturally blonde hair either.  The clothes aren't skimpy.  I have full coverage with nothing hanging out.  I certainly don't shop in the plus or women sized departments either.  It's just a change from slob mode, which is the point I was trying to make.  Women will feel and look younger by taking a few moments to care about their appearance.  Try some trendier clothes, a new hairstyle, a touch of makeup.  Besides, if I was a fat, ugly, old lady as you're implying, troll, hubby would tell me.  He's the one who didn't like my "comfortable" work clothes to begin with.

omg i know a woman who talks just like you
and is just as much an a** and even her sunday school class doesn't want anything to do with her!!! hehehehehe talking about an ugly, stinky attitude!!! hehehe