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its a waste of time yet you take the time to respond?

Posted By: rudely even? too funny on 2005-08-20
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    Utter waste of time, unless you have a lot of time--then have at it! nm
    Thanks to all who took the time to respond!

    I agree that one can do great things with virtually any expander--even with just casual use it pays for itself within weeks.  I am at the point of relying heavily on SH8 due to arthritis (400% productivity gain, heavily nested WordVBA macros, etc.) and am always eager to learn about other programs, but $150 and no free trial is a hard way to learn.  Anyone know if InstanText can handle "code" (like WordVBA macros) in the Expanders like SH8 can?  Again, thank you all for your thoughtful responses. 

    Again, thank you so much for taking the time to respond..sm
    I thought I was on the right track, but I've only been an IC for five years and have never had my own accounts. I passed on your opinions to my MIL and hope she will listen. I'm leaving to go to California in a couple hours and there is no way I can do it personally, so I hope and pray she does. We really need the account.
    Thanks for taking the time to respond nicely...sm
    and to give me the good info. There are so many sour people on this board who it seems don't care about helping any fellow MTs.
    Don't waste your time there
    Very unprofessional. Outdated system. Lacks work. I resigned shortly after getting hired, and I gave them the 2 wks' notice, still worked during those two weeks, mailed an invoice, and still has not received my pay.
    You are a big waste of our time.

    IMO waste of my time
    VR is not taking over the MT position anytime soon. I hated doing editing because it was twice the work and half the pay. I always ended up typing everything over because it was so wrong. Especially w ESL. Docs have to train the computer to recognize their voice and they don't take and don't have the time to do so. I found a company with straight transcription and I am much happier.
    Waste of time
    Then you shouldn't waste the time sm

    going on the cruise if you are going to have to worry about work even if it takes you no time at all to get it done.  When you have an opportunity for rest and relaxation you need to take it.   It will be more trouble having to worry with the work on vacation.   I agree... see if someone locally does MT and get them to do it while you are gone.  Have them sign a contract or something so that you don't have to worry about your accounts.   Or I would be they would hold their dictation and let you do it when you got back.   NO WAY should you take the work with you.   If you have been with them for 5 years, you have already proven your worth.   Chances are if you tell them you are going to take a short vacation since you haven't in 5 years, they will respond and so go, we will hold it til you get back. 


    Good luck, enjoy yourself!!

    I used to waste sooooo much time
    looking things up, then get sidetracked, etc. When I started using the stopwatch, I wouldn't reset it until the end of my shift. I just started it running everytime I stopped typing and then stopped it when I started typing again. At the end of the day I nearly FAINTED when I saw how much time I was losing.

    I have a 3 to 5-minute limit now. I start that watch and in 3 minutes if I am no where near finding the information, I put a blank and go on. If I feel I've almost found what I'm looking for, I continue but at 5 minutes I call it quits and it gets a blank to QA.

    Don't hardly ever send blanks to QA because I can send 2 blanks to the hospital without any trouble.

    Still, it helps me keep on task and at the end of the day I can see where I have not been productive if my lines are really sucky. LOL LOL LOL
    Why would any decent MT waste their time with MQ

    Don't be fooled by their latest spins. If it didn't benefit them, they wouldn't be doing it.   The only ones with a good deal at MQ are the suits. They should be eating some of the slop they feed MTs.

    Just seems like a big-time waste of money
    to buy a keyboard just because a letter is worn off.
    Don't waste your money or your time. sm
    I was a CMT for 15 years. It never did a bit of good money wise. Like another poster said, there use to be bonuses for production with some companies (large bonuses) and they never had anything to do with CMT.

    You will be spending more money than you want to as well as having to get CECs all the time. AHDI doesn't care about American MTs. This test (in my opinion) is just like the "almighty" BOS, just something else to get the MTs money that will never do the MT any good but keep funding AHDI.

    AAMT/AHDI or whoever they are has been saying for years it will be mandatory to be a CMT some day. That is baloney. Any decent employer will go by your experience and what you can show them you can do and not by any stupid CMT certificate.

    I wouldn't think a second thought about it if I were you. Its not worth the paper its printed on.
    I wouldn't waste my time going to any sm
    MT school. This profession has gone down the tubes and continues to go down very quickly. By the time you get out of school, you aren't going to be able to make any money anyway. You will be singing the blues like everybody else here.

    Just trying to warn you not to do it. Find another profession and don't waste your money.
    OMG! This is too weird! You can't comprehend what I'm saying, so I won't waste your time!
    cherry picking is a waste of time

    if you get an ESL that you cannot understand, type them anyway the best you can.  If you have to leave blanks, then leave them.  You will get used to the doctor eventually.  (Sometimes I think it will never happen with some!)  Also, if you send the same doctor in enough with blanks, they will usually send you samples or maybe the doctor might start actually speaking BETTER if enough MTs are having issues and send him in to QA often enough.  The cherry pickers are hurting themselves in the long run.  If the same MTs keep getting them and doing well because they are used to them, then they will not get sent to QA. 

    Take as many different worktypes as  you can and as many different doctors as you can, it will benefit you in the long run, make  you more flexible. 

    well, actually i had responded and given her the answer so it did waste my time. sm
    if she was only doing "practice tapes", why try to be so perfect? Practice tapes to get an idea of the profession doesn't mean trying to find out exactly what each word is. i am not usually tacky on this board and don't like it when others are but i did consider that a waste of my precious time to help her when it sounded like she didn't need the definite answer just to get "an idea" of the profession and was most likely needing test answers. someone in the medical field should know those terms.
    I don't think it is a waste of time, nor do I find it long to do at all

    it's a natural law. don't waste your time posting
    hate on MT boards or you will fall under nonsurvival natural law.

    just sayin.... truth might not be pleasant but helps to prioritize what you do with your life and time. you don't like what your doing and can't make enough money, get a new skill. the higher up the education you choose to pursue, the less likely you break your back in a field or scrubbing commodes at a fast food restaurant. natural law for modern days.
    CMT is a waste of money & time. Times are different in the MT

    industry anymore and having a CMT doesn't make a hill of beans difference. Companies are going to pay what they want to pay. Having a CMT isn't going to get you anymore money.  That's a fallacy.  There was a time when having a CMT would have gotten you a little better pay but those days are LONG gone. Save your money because that's all AAMT wants.  AAMT are big corporation suckups, offshore suckups, and will suckup to anyone or any company that has BIG BUCKS!  AAMT care NOT about the American MT, which became crystal clear with the announcement of their upcoming name change.

    Who wants to waste their time reading this stuff here? nm
    Or a comedian. If dont want to waste time,
    Sorry, I was saying 'No' to CS being a waste of time! Yes, to CS being legitimate!

    I had previously put in the subject line "NO," but that was in response to the question about if CS was a waste of time. I didn't want anyone to get the idea that I was saying CS is not legitimate. It most certainly IS LEGITIMATE and worth every penny I paid!:) I just had to clarify that. :) Sorry, I don't usually frequent this forum.

    writing out by hand --> big waste of time! sm
    do it in your word processor -- just switch windows between documents. Or better yet, invest in software such as MPLite and then at the end of each day you can run a summary report by office or doctor for all the work you did that day. This software will also simplify your invoicing procedures.
    Don't waste your time, with your experience, you don't need those initials (nm)


    Outer Banks, NC...Don't waste time on VA Beach
    I live in Virginia Beach and there's not much to do here and definitely wouldn't recommend taking a vacation here. Unless of course you like rubbing elbows with all the tourists crowded on the boardwalk. We love going down to the Outer Banks. It's much more laid back there and you can claim your own little stretch of beach cuz it's not so crowded. The locals are much nicer there and you can rent a beach house for pretty cheap if you look around.
    Waste of time and hard-earned money
    when you can only make may be 1 cpl more if you are a CMT.  They should not charge you, they should just let you take the test and send you the certificate. 
    clicking on your post to see an answer was a waste of time
    5 minutes tops; if not tend to waste too much time - sm
    google what you think it may be, or key terms in the phrase and usually you can figure it out that way pretty quickly.

    I agree with the other posters that I found them to be a waste of time ...
    I sent them a resume with over 20 years of acute care experience and they didn't even extend me the professional courtesy of acknowledging that they received it.

    The archives yield posts by other MTs stating more disappointment with them after making contact than favorable results.
    Nope. Huge waste of time and money.
    Just wanted a quick reply, not a lecture. No time to waste. Thank you.
    Get involved? With AAMT? You've got to be joking. What an incredible waste of time.
    It wasn't ALL that and it was expensive no matter.  I'm sick of hearing the same old blather and seeing NO change that benefits AMERICAN MTs.  I'm in California so it was nothing for me to hop from the mainland, but EVERYTHING on the Hawaiian Islands is expensive.  Of course, the Modesto Mavens were there in all their AAMT glory. Can you say PUKE?  Sorry, but that's the way I feel about it.  I went to see if anything had changed, REALLY changed, and most of it was a big bunch of double talk.  Oh, and to think that I actually thought that I might interject in conversation!  Boy, was I wrong.  I'll never attend another AAMT convention again in my life. What a waste of time and money.
    i'd call that brownie points for heaven LMAO...and a waste of time!
    Depends. Is it strictly transcribing? Is all patient info provided so you don't waste time? Any d

    The CMT exam is overrated. Don't waste your time & money. Use that money on
    paid anymore just because you have it.  There are a few CMT cheerleaders that post to people like you but they are pretty well sucked up into that association.
    Not anymore. For some time now, I've been working 32 hours and am considered full time to receive
    Working full time at home with small children is hard but part time works great
    is almost impossible. You will either have to work when your spouse is home or for only a few hours during the day and then more when they are asleep. I work part time at home and my kids (2&5 now) have done very, very well. They are great kids, very well behaved, don't get into much. I stop working to check on them/give them some attention every hour or so while I work (5 hours each afternoon or so) and they get all my attention in the morning and at night. It has worked out beautifully for us.
    Yeah, our choc. lab does that from time to time - makes it interesting!- nm
    Cannot legally require you to commit time to them as an employee and then not pay you for that time.
    full-time in office/ part-time at home
    I currently work full-time in a physician's office and have started part-time online. My hope is to eventually go full-time online; however that will be done the road for a single mom with a son in college. My suggestion would be try to type part-time for a MTSO and see how that goes i.e work and money with a decision down the road for ultimately being home all the time. A guaranteed paycheck is always a necessity for me. Hope this helps.
    I work part-time hours with full-time pay...
    I made over 26,000 this year...
    I work a full time and a part time, but not sure about 2 full-time...
    My hubbie is disabled and I am the only one in my family working also, so I fully understand. You will not have a day off at all working 2 full-time as that is going to be the only way you will get in all your hours. I work one job in the mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other from 5 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and do have off one day a week, but if I had to get in the extra 15 hours to make the other job full-time I am not sure how I would do that other than lose my only day off. Also, make sure you have your account specifics in front of you at all times because you will get yourself confused as to who is what and having notes will help in that area. Good luck to you, as it is possible, but forget about your house being clean, having any social life, etc. Feel free to email me personally if you just need someone to talk to, as I have been where you are and still am.
    Maybe they will. Give it time. It takes time to set up links.
    OSI, Precyse, etc tell us more.
    full time, part time, statutory
    newly defined full time...

    newly defined part time....(which is an added classification)

    I believe statutory just was not mentioned because there is nothing new about the definition of statutory.
    full time/part time/statutory
    The definition of full time is new.

    There is a new classification called part time.

    I believe statutory was not mentioned merely because that has not changed and they do not receive PTO/benefits.
    I work 1 full-time, 2 part-time....nm
    **yawn time for your bed time old thinker*
    Hippie??  What pray tell is a hippie?  Im not judgmental..I dont care what another is partying about or with or whom they are with..Im not a cop or the warmonger in the White House..far be it from me to judge another..You, however, by your post seem to have grown old before your time..I recommend you just graze on your back yard grass and leave us **alive ones** alone..**yawn**, time for you to go to bed now, hun?  Bye..bye..old person..
    I do believe she is good enough, and has more than proved that time and time again. NM
    part-time or full-time
    I'm curious. Are you FT or PT? Thanks.
    4 week's time or 4 weeks' time
    Does anyone know this one. I will see the patient back in 4 week's time, 4 weeks' time or 4 weeks time. Can't seem to find this in any of my reference books. Thanks in advance.