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sounds like a great career move...30 years ago!

Posted By: GhostWorld on 2009-06-07
In Reply to: technology smarter than you think - steady eddie

I'm glad they screened you well and did not notice you had already paid your dues, so to speak (and I'm not talking about AAMT dues). :)

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Sounds like a great way to use the skills you already have, but you have a real career with a future
Sounds like you need a new career

This has been a great career -- SM
I graduate this December with my Bachelor's in Science; major in biology/premed studies with a double minor in chemistry and history. I have a seat in the freshman class of 2006 at UAMSC to obtain my M.D.

This has been a great career for me all these years.

The posters who make such statements that those with higher educations still deciding to do MT work are pitiful -- that's their pitiful attitude. Don't listen to it.
less and less respect for them as the years go by in this career
Maybe 5 years, but had worked fine until the move....nm
Absolutely would. Love my job/career! Make great money. nm
I've worked weekends for 10 years, now I want to move onto a company
that does not require at least one weekend day.  I realize hospitals are open 24/7 but you would think that companies seeking good MTs would be more willing to offer a M-F shift.   
Sounds like he will do great then. Again, best wishes for great success!
Early in my career I worked for a service in the office. I gave my notice after almost two years...

with them because I got a job with a hospital that paid better and had better benefits.  I gave my notice and the office manager made my life heck for my remaining two weeks.  He gave away my desk, my chair, my transcriber (we were still transcribing cassettes back then).  I spent the next two weeks shuffled between workstations and using the crappiest equipment they had.  He also refused to give me any help on my account.  It was a huge family practice from which I would get at least seven 90 minute tapes a day from them.  Before I gave my notice, I was the lead on the account and had three other people helping.  When I gave my notice, he couldn't spare anyone to help me and I got several tapes behind.  I kept telling him I was behind and he would just say do what you can.

Long story short, he tried to stiff me on my last paycheck because he said my account was way out of turnaround time and I had cost them money.  He had told the owner of the service that I had never asked for help and that I purposefully held tapes back to screw them.  I ended up taking them to small claims court to get my money.

Some people are just ugly people that take EVERYTHING personally.  You can't win with people like that.  They are unprofessional.  I wouldn't worry about your boss' attitude.  In a couple of weeks, he'll just be a memory.

Wow! Sounds great. Thanks so much. (nm)
Sounds great, but...
I am in the middle of remodeling my home although we're at a standstill right now. It's an older home that needs a lot of work. I wonder if it would be too much to ask a housekeeper to come in and attempt to clean with all this going on? I'm in a mess and need help desparately. I live with my mother-in-law to be, my finacee, and one child. I am pretty much the sole provider and take care of most of the housekeeping chores. Needless to say, it's quite overwhelming! I wonder if a housekeeper could help us out? I feel sure he/she would take a load off what I have to do.
Sounds Great!
Especially on a hot summer day. You wouldn't want to send some up to WI, would you? lol
Sounds great, thanks!

Sounds great
Sounds great - Compose a letter for me!
All right! Sounds like a great GIG!

That is great, but sounds like you have
your own accts, not the nationals. I care absolutely nothing anymore about working my behind off. I find mine as easy as pie, no printing nor delivering and it suits me. I think you are lucky but I doubt the majority on here do their own accts nor make what you do. I was just giving an example when they were talking about the low pay of VRing. I think some are so afraid of probably what is inevitable, that is why the vents against. I live in a community surrounded by hospital and many medical offices. I would never want to straight type again, even at the price you say you made. Mine is so simple now and simple is what I enjoy in my golden years.
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. 
The above sounds like a great idea for you
Good luck. Hopefully the friends invited are there because they'd be alone otherwise. Maybe water down the booze hehe.

This year Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are me and my roomie (plus the ankle-biters). Quiet day, small dinner (i.e., turkey roast instead of turkey, just a couple of veggies, rolls (pre-made yikes), and dressing (cornbread, and she's anti-cornbread - sheesh!!!, but tough luck, I'm cooking LOL).

I'm having Christmas with one son and the grandkids the Thurs. before Christmas (he's a roughneck so will be working, plus trying to fit in 2 more sets of us grandparents), one son is in FL (just moved there, I can't afford to visit yet), one is overseas in the warzone. I just lost my dad last year, and lost mother in '91, so a quiet Christmas with my friend/roomie, watching FUNNY movies (and some football!!) is the order of the day.
Sounds great. Can you explain?
My autocorrect has plain text checked and it is grayed out so I cannot change it to format. You must have done this shortcut in formatted text right?
Great idea! Sounds like fun!
I hope moderator will consider it!!!
Sounds great - thanks a bunch! nm
Congratulations! It sounds like a great job.
Haha! That sounds great....
I need to have something to strap my butt in on those days where I get too distracted. :)

I will check that out...thanks.
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.
Sounds like a great marriage you have there...

It sounds **great** ... Good luck! sm
They'll probably already have all the reference materials you need! My hospital did. I don't think it will take you a long time to get comfortable there. It sounds like a terrific gig!
After we donate (I just did) how do we "pull from the bag"? Sounds fun AND for a great cause!
I agree -- go for it. After all, 9 cpl is not all that great for IC work, and it sounds like you nm
We just want to see what you are living, talking about. It sounds great sm
the actual abode isn't as important as the ambience. I am so envious. Obviously, from the pix below of the vacation rental, people buy up the luxury places and rent them out for big bucks.
Sounds great. Hope you love it! (nm)
First, congrats on your new job - sounds great -see inside
One thing I would suggest is the electronic version of Stedman's Orthopedic word book and the Neurology word book. There are others too. Sure beats looking through a paper copy and more professional as it looks as if you are working on the computer instead of stopping and looking in a book. This saves me time also. Again I am sure you will do great! Best wishes!
Sounds great. You gonna pay the bills for
sounds like me in 20 years :)
I don't feel like I do anything well EXCEPT transcription. And I KNOW I'm good at it and that feels good, but to not have anyone else (like the employers) know that is just sooooo upsetting! I don't like to cook, im AWFUL at math, and i despise school! well i guess i have to suck it up at some point because I won't have a choice much longer. I actually took a real estate class last semester because i LOVE LOVE LOVE houses... HOWEVER i only lasted about 8 weeks in that class and i was bored to tears. I guess I just have to get over it. Good luck to you im sure we will all find something :)
Get Momma's recipe while you're at it. Sounds great! nm

Sounds great! I may make that tomorrow night.
Sounds like a great idea, would flush their "profits" - sm
right down the drain, and may cause them to raise their prices to the same level--the only down side I see is that if they turn in "superior product" and are equal to or better than what is produced in the U.S. then the argument that the offshore work sucks would go bye-bye, and offshore would continue to get our potential work, possibly more of it IF they keep the price down at their end. The other thing is actually getting on of those offshore companies to pay that kind of money; for it they will get mucho production, probably 500-800 lines an hour churned out, which would be difficult to do IF the work is in bad shape. I love the idea but not sure it would help U.S. MTs in the long run (presuming you are trying to do that).
CAREER versus JOB--lovin' my CAREER
Career definition:

1. an occupation or profession, esp. one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework:

2. a person's progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking.

3. success in a profession, occupation, etc.

Job definition:

1. A specific task done as part of one's occupation or for an agreed price
2. post of employment; full-time or part-time position: She was seeking a job as an editor.
3. anything a person is expected or obliged to do; duty; responsibility.

Hence, medical transcription requires special training. This is a CAREER.

The report we transcribe is a job with a job number.

I love this CAREER and am proud to be in my 12th year as a medical transcriptionist. I'm not rich, but my consistent $18 to $20 per hour equivalent is pretty darn good in this small town where the cost of living is pretty low.

Career? this thing is not a career anymore...sm
this is a sweat shop job right up there with all the illegal sweat shops out there.

Right now, i have no other choice but to do this "job" because with my disabilities, no other place will hire me and I especially cannot work out of the home anymore. Until I can get disability, I guess I will continue to do this job, until we are all phased out by Indian MTs and VR.
with such great documentation, it sounds to me like you should be able to call the labor board
or at least unemployment...it is something you really should consider. there are civil service jobs, if you do not want to work at home, and you can get help finding a job that way.

this is what is needed when going to the labor board so they get a clear-cut look at what is happening in this business.

just because it saves a buck, should not mean employees should be able to be treated like dirt...

you have been pushed out of your job, sounds like, and that at least qualifies for unemployment.

believe me, any other job you find out there will be almost the same, but you could collect some money while you look for something with the same pay, am I correct?

SE or not, too, you have lost YOUR LIVELIHOOD. what do people think, like okay you have no way to make a living now...
This sounds like my kind of relationship! No great expectations and you can relax
I always have a fear of disappointing people. It has caused me to isolate myself...
Honestly, that sounds too low. I was getting $5 per page 10 years ago
Sounds like Spheris and Precycse. A great excuse not to raise your pay based on QA.

MQ can hire more QA to justify not paying MTs more.  Nice.  All the people who have been working on MQ accounts for years are now subject to QA to lower their pay in some cases.  What a scam MQ runs.

Yep, he's smart! A tent sounds great! My youngest just got her's 2 months ago, and my poor hus
Well, suffice it to say, he just shuddered...and got a tent...
Sounds line 11 years of no transcription that you might start with
some refresher tapes that you buy to help you get readjusted. It's like riding a bike, right? Then I wouldn't buy anything else until you get a job. You could spend tons of money on things that you might not need. I bought Microsoft Word, spellchecker, expander, etc, just to find out that company supplied and I didn't need.
I was skeptical but it was great...I saw the old one years ago
and those who can should watch it first. LOL
30, now at 9 years and 2 great little girls-nm
I had them - GREAT! Wore them out in 3 years. nm
Sounds like Rodney King after he wreaked havoc and caused a great race riot.
Quit calling people FOOLS and then asking if we can't get along. 
Great!! I have years of experience as a transcription
Absolutely OPs only! Great pay and line count - been doing only Ops for 12 years now! nm
i too use it daily for about 3-4 years; no problems. great program and best of all FREE!!!!! nm