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emails for action plan

Posted By: what's next on 2005-09-14
In Reply to: Wasnt that a rip. They must have called every person on every account to work. I cant possibly - MQ2

and now they send out emails wanting to know our action plan for wkends, whether we are working, so they are cvd. no extra $$, just remind you to "get the lines while you can"

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You're confusing the new QA plan with the new pay plan. New pay plan is still completely under wr
I am sure that emails to clients and emails to IC --sm
transcriptionists rank in two different categories. Emails to transcriptionists are probably much more frequent, the supervisors have alot more work to do than sending emails and are in a hurry. Perhaps concentrating on your own work instead of typos in an email would be more productive. which is more important?? geez. give others a break.
I am talking about the QA plan I dont know what the new pay plan is.
The class action against MQ by MTs should be about

forget about Ricca laws and tying it to hospitals and line counts.

They have lied and done smoke and mirrors to the point that there

probably could be a case made for that alone. 

And why do we never hear anything more about the SEC case?

And the FBI case against MQ for sending military information over

unsecured lines?

What happened to all that?


Legal action
First of all, my condolences to you and your wife. I feel for you. I lost an adult child 14 years ago. Among the many aspects of grief, the realities of your deceased child's legal affairs can be a nightmare. I am not a legal expert and I don't know if any legal changes have been made in the past years. At the time our son died he left behind a student loan for $13,000.00 and a personal loan for about $5,000.00. He was over the age of 21 when he signed for these loans. It was a nightmare for me and my husband. These creditors hounded us and threatened to get the money from us even though our son was 23 at the time of his death. One creditor even tainted our credit report because my son and his father had the same name. It was a complete nightmare for a couple of years. We sought legal advice, send copies of the death certificate to the creditors several times, and eventually things got straightened out. In your case you have an individual who claims money is owed to him. Did you daughter have a will? I assume she was still legally married. I would definitely seek legal advice. I doubt this individual can force you to pay on her debt if there indeed was one. However, you can stop the harassment by legal means. Seek legal counsel. The last thing you need is this aggravation. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Class action...
I was involved in several of these suits - most of them with Medquist - and the biggest check I ever got was $3.61.
Miss all the action too. Not like it used to be.

Used to work for an old country GP. Had a guy stagger in with the tip of his finger hanging from a close encounter with a table saw. Blood everywhere. We gave him a roll of paper towels and went to fetch "the mop" out of the garage. It was 20 below out and the mop was frozen solid so we ran it under hot water in the kitchen sink and cleaned up the blood spills. No gloves. No worries.

Many stories from that place. My favorite was the patient in the waiting room with a paper bag full of baby chickens that he had to bring in because it was too hot in the car and he had to stop in on his way home for his weekly BP check.

Court action

I am not sure what your limit is for small claims court, it used to be $3500 here but know it has changed.   If it is more than one doctor in practice, you need to find out how they are listed through their business license, etc. through the state.  They helped me at the courthouse how to do this as it had to be listed exactly.  If you want to make a last ditch effort and make sure it isn't just the office manager that is not paying you, send a certified letter to each doctor that has to be signed by them and them only outlining what you will be doing and why.  You can act as your own collection agency instead of paying someone a commission to collect the money from you.   That is why I always keep on file a copy of their checking account number that they pay me on as I did sue once and we used it to collect the funds.  Also if the 7K is over the amount of small claims, then perhaps breaking out each individual doctor is under the amount.  But that is a pretty big amount and cannot believe that you let it go that high unless it is a large account and that is only one to two month's worth.  But again, try to get the correspondence directly to the docs as sometimes they do not know that the bill is going unpaid.   Good luck, let us know what happens.   Hopefully you are no longer providing service to this clinic.  Do some digging and get home address phone numbers if you are that gutsy and for that amount I would probably do it. 

Again, good luck.



Ask to see the software in action, if
possible. Ask if there is a spellchecker, and whether it checks medical terms. Oddly enough, the supervisor may be oblivious to the fact that the MT has to enter all the terms into just a standard English spellchecker, but at least ask the question. Ask if it is compatible with ShortHand or other program like that. Hopefully you will be allowed to talk to an MT who is using it. You want to see how efficient or backwards the software might be, and hear the sound quality. Do you get to make your own normals, or share them with another MT, so that you can't correct any errors you might find (but don't say that about errors out loud). Most radiologists are the opposite of psych dictators (from my experience). Radiology dictators tend to be fast and very efficient and need somebody who can give 100% accuracy. And if you can catch misspeaks and tactfully correct them or blank them, that will help. (But they are so smart that they are always shocked if they misspeak, so it has to be handled very carefully). Always think about where in the body you are and don't make anatomical errors for all of those sound-alike parts.
Take Further Action On Offshoring

Please, PLEASE people, especially all who left posts on the news story below, call the White House.  It is your right.  I do it all the time and I have not been abducted by the FBI yet.  They do not ask for your name or phone number or anything.  They usually are pretty decent to talk to. 

Tell them:  I AM CALLING CONCERNING THE OFFSHORING OF AMERICAN JOBS, ESPECIALLY OUR MEDICAL REPORTS LEAVING AMERICA WITH SENSITIVE INFORMATION ON THEM SUCH AS OUR NAMES AND SS# . Then take it from there.  Tell them that you MUST make your feelings be heard and you want the President to take action on this situation. 

As one person, I am only making a peep with my calls and emails, but if we all start calling and emailing in droves, we will make a roar.  Please, don't be afraid, we have to start taking action here folks.  Time will not wait.   

The White House Phone: 202-456-1111


The Capitol Switchboard:  202-224-3121

Obama and Biden:

Middle Class Task Force Questions:  Tell them to save jobs and stop all offshoring:
Your senator: Upper right hand corner, "find your senator"
Your congressperson: 

Let's do this together people

It is not a class action suit as of yet
It is not certified class action because MQ filed for the proceedings to be held in NJ with all the other law suits. Therefore, this is stalling the certification of the suit to class action. They have received numerous calls over the checks.

Of course they cannot offer legal advise as they are not representing all MQ MTs as of yet, it is still the original 3 that filed, but I don't think it would be wise to cash it. That is just me. I know there are those that will disagree and call me names, but thats my two cents.
Does the class action include the DEP
platform? Somewhere, don't remember where now, I thought I read the class action was about the old platform MedRite and was for a certain range of years. Is there info out there that the class action pertains to DEP also?
I was in a class action suit once & got $600
Legal action when not getting paid. sm

Hello fellow MTs,

I knew this was bound to happen.  I was an IC for a company and left after giving contracted one-week notice. Now I'm not getting paid for the work I did.

What is the first step to take?  I am prepared to get an attorney if need be but would like to take other steps before this. 

Anybody else have experience in this?  There are state differences.  I'm not sure which court to start with to start any court proceedings.  I guess that's where the attorney will help.

Thank you all so much for any advice.

Do most of us work the day shift, M-F? Action
I received an opt-out of a class action

lawsuit involving a certain MTSO and the other party involved (think it was formerly AAMT).  Anyway, since I won't get a dime even after having been ripped off all those years, I just threw it in the garbage.  AAMT, or whatever they call themselves now, plans on keeping ALL settlement monies for their greedy little selves.

When I worked for the MTSO there were rumors flying around about the 90 character line count that was then converted to 55 characters before going to the client.  The MTSO pocketed the rest.  Guess it really wasn't a rumor after all.  How sad. 

I was involved in a class action suit
against PayPal, probably 2 years ago, haven't seen a penny.  I was in a class action suit another time, can't remember who, and I did get some $$, I think about $15.00.   I don't initiate anything, just get e-mails or letters about them. 
I am part of three class action lawsuits.
Franklin-Templeton mutual fund apparently committed fraud while I was invested with them, Fen-Phen (the doctor's office notified me; sheduled me for a carotid ultrasound and had me come to a Radisson Hotel to meet with the attorneys) and MQ which I never really heard from but read about and this fraud took place while I worked there...

Bottom line is people should really not be getting money out of other peoples' pockets by fraudulent means.
Also, any action you eventually may take will have to happen in her state - not yours. nm
Might need to mail her a letter from a lawyer that requires a signature and take some action. nm
Affect is an Action (or psych state)..Effect is a rEaction
Sounds to me like a class action law suit just waiting to happen! nm
could it have to do with the class action law suit, my credit card company did that once...
they sent me a check of some money they supposedly owed me because someone filed a class action suit regarding their not posting monies received the same day and therefore charging people late fees, etc.  I got like $3.46 for something or other. 

perhaps it was a class action suit that was filed, and then of course MQ would have to go back and pay any monies due to everyone regarding the line-count discrepency issue.

maybe I am way-off, but if it is on the QT, that could be why.  once they pay you off, they are no longer liable, right?.

anyone else have any ideas?
Anyone ever tried Dual Action Cleanse or any other colon cleansing products? sm
The infomercial was not pretty, and this guy focused way too much on BMs and such, but said that John Wayne died with 42 pounds of undigested material in his colon ... yuck!  Supposedly, you use this product and feel tons of energy and all that ... wondered if it was just more hype or maybe someone had actually tried it.  ?
Happens all the time. Make phone calls for more definite action. nm
I have definitive proof from the MT that the money is owed. The MT is also taking action
on her part to get the unpaid wages compensated by the owner through the Labor Board.
Talk about blowing smoke! No one, not one MQ MT has "joined" the class action suit.
Its not even up to that point yet.  We will be notified and given the legal options via the legal system. So, if you claim you "joined it", you joined nothing - just gave your name to the laywers. Nothing more, so get over yourself.  If there is nothing more to pursue after discovery, you won't be joining anything!
Or even notifying an investigative reporter/call for action type of thing on tv - nm
I don't get why you are getting these emails. sm

Do you give your email out? Do you buy stuff online? Do you have a firewall and a pop up blocker, etc.

I have an email address that very few people know through my ISP which is heavily protected. It rejects most attachments and even wouldn't let me open some pictures that my sister tried to send me.

I also have a Yahoo email that I barely ever use. If I do order something online, which is very rare, I give the company my Yahoo email address and then I will go there to check the status of my order.

I did this because I learned the hard way though. When I worked inhouse a few years back, the medication Levitra had just arrived on the market. I was transcribing, had no idea what it was and I Googled it. The hospital I worked at had no firewall protection, etc. and I got more emails than I can count on how to "enhance my male sexuality." It was so annoying!!  I was a grandmother of 2 at the time.

Get a new email address, give it only to those that you want to hear from. Do not open attachments even if they are from your best friend, and dump the old address.

Yes, I kept all the emails....
Out of curiosity, on what grounds would an MTSO have to justify contacting any of my previous employers/MTSOs? I've been MTing at home for many years and I had no idea an MTSO would or could call other MTSOs and say things that are untrue.

I had thought about a lawsuit, but I'm afraid of her!

No, she is not at Seascript.

Yes, we started receiving emails of this nature addressed from our own email addresses before Christmas. I called my internet company and started sending them to their abuse address. I also started checking my mail through their port instead of my own email program for a while, still do X days a week. Also, they told me to run a good virus/spyware/malware program to see if I had a virus. I run McAfee, Spyblaster and downloaded Ad-aware. Spybot is a good program if it doesn't interfere with your virus program, it does with McAfee. Check out KimKomando.com. She talks about many free programs for different issues. Some information you can access, other you have to be a member. This mail has stopped for me.
Blank emails-me, too

 I have always used Spybot and Adware SE, but read they sometimes miss things, so I just bought NoAdWare. Was I surprized at the stuff it found compared to the other ones (including Norton AntiVirus, and my server software)!  I had 4 "dangerous" and 92 "severe" the very first day...that have been on my system for quite a while.

Since then, I have also been receiving blank emails. I'm now up to 5 every time I receive my mail. I've been getting a lot of junk mail all of a sudden and have no idea why. My favorites are winning the lotteries. If I believed them, I would have a bankroll of well over $100,000,000,000. The other ones where I am named in someone's will. Love it. Dream on.

Don't know what to say or what else to do about it without changing my email addess again, and I sure don't feel like doing that. I just did change it 3 months ago.

Generally no emails
As an IC at a small MTSO, if there is very low workloads, there is usually no email. I thought this was strange myself, since if it was my company, I would be keeping my people closely updated and thinking about them and their needs and anticipating their questions and concerns. I would have to take the initiative to email asking "is there anything wrong?" or "is something the matter with such-and-such account?" or "is there a technical problem somewhere?" I would then get an email answering my question. I think it is impolite and unprofessional for a business not to keep their people closely posted and put them first.
PS - the other emails are horrendous
stupid emails!
Does anybody know how to keep these ridiculous emails from coming? It seems like every day I'm getting more and more of them, you know, the ones that have absolute nonsense in the subject line? I don't read them, just delete them, but I must get 15 or 20 a day and I'm sick and tired of it. I feel like my privacy is being invaded, and it is just junk filling up my mailbox.
stupid emails
Okay then, again, thanks very much for your help. I am going to check this out because at this point I'll try anything to stop the insanity! It's just crazy the stupid, stupid stuff people send via email to clog up the mailboxes. I wonder, does anybody even READ this junk? And better yet, does anybody ever BUY stuff from this spam email? Sorry, I just get carried away with this subject; it's a true thorn in my side. Again, I thank you.
Yes, they can read the emails. nm
Maybe the *other* board is where the emails came from : )
Saving sent emails,,sm
saving sent emails may sound like a good idea, but that is taking up storage space in the email box. I don't know how much quota your email service provides, but mine is not that much, and I have business class. Your sent box is counted as part of your quota, as well, so it would not be advisable to store a months worth of sent emails, particularly with attached files. perhaps she should look into using an FTP site where you could store the files in My Documents and then just send via ftp, which is a whole lot faster than email and it is encrypted for transfer. suggest it to her. and then start charging her for time spent resending files. That is her job, not yours. my boss occasionally will ask for an individual file to be resent, but never a whole months worth. maybe you should also start looking for different employment. I could not work for someone who got mad at me for something she did. sorry. JMO.
She stated they were using them in emails,
lewd emails
Yes, I got a bunch of those.  It came from a site that was sending me emails on panic disordewhich was totally unrelated to such things.  The person who operated the panic attack site was very apologetic, she had been victimized by the viagra peddlers and  unwittingly passed it on to her subscribers.   My computer did not get the virus and I set spam filters to reject anything with Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and now the problem is almost gone.  They  do go in spam folder on AOL and I  look there occasionally to be sure that some of my good email hasn't been accidently put there.  Looking at the subject lines sometimes makes me laugh.  these sex pill vendors are either semi literate and/or foreigners. 
Check your emails! nm
Just was looking at another MT site and MTs from MQ are talking about getting emails from the
supervisor threatening them to hire more MTs if the accounts arent kept in TAT and they are sitting there with no work. I think MQ must be so desperate anymore that they are losing their minds. They must work for Amherst also. They keep hiring and hiring and if the weekend has one report out of TAT they hire more people. These companies are losing it I am afraid. I wonder if MQ is losing more accounts that they are doing this.
Your emails don't make sense
There are scam emails that claim to come from
Gotta be careful.
I tried that out once...WAY too many emails...DROVE ME NUTS!!!
I just use Outlook Express, so my emails - sm
our stored on my computer (40GB), so in my case it is not an issue. If the OP sends her emails the same, then she can easily save the work emails unless she has a very old computer with no substantial hard drive.
keep track of emails; keep producing; it's all you can do.
the grand total is 3 so far from the emails I am receiving....thanks everyone - nm
I am a supervisor and trust me you don't just send emails and
take it easy. There is a lot of responsibility to it and it is a stressful job.

Your email address is invisible to anyone who emails you
through the MTStars website.  If you, however, reply, then the receiver would be able to see your email address.