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you're welcome; use Main board for general MT questions

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    What is the Main Board for? All general topics seem to get moved to the new gab board.
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    Post word questions on the Word board NOT the Main board.
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    General MT questions
    Recently, I was asked the following questions by a friend who is helping to revamp a medical transcription course.  These questions are also asked by individuals who might be interested in medical transcription and are posed at seminars.  
     

    I would appreciate your input if you would be so kind.  Also, what is the industry-wide expectation on required number of lines per day and number of minutes per day (8-hour day).

     

    1.  On average, how long does it take a medical Transcriptionist to produce 1 hour of dictation?

    2.  Besides Word, is it essential for transcriptionists to purchase any of the transcription software thatís available?

    3.  Is it common for doctors to transcribe into templates, which eliminates the need for medical transcriptionists?

    4.  How many lines an hour should an average MT be typing?

     

    Thanks I appreciate any and all input.

    General Escription questions for those who use it daily.

    Just started a new job that uses Escription/Edit script.  I have had some problems with it here and am wondering if anyone can give me some insight.  The tech team isn't available when I am online working, and I was hoping to work tomorrow when again no tech people are available. 


    First issue is I am using Express Scribe to play the audio.  I have some issues with that I think as sometimes it says the file isn't there but it is in my Express Scribe... I'm assuming I need to manually load each audio file after the text has loaded.  Is that right?


    Next problem is when editing and I play it on the Escription audio the red boxes go across each word, ect.  Then when I have to stop it to change something it all goes screwy and words double up, lines multiply and it looks like a big black mess and I can't read anything.  WTH is that? 


    Anyone have advice on any of this stuff?  I've used Emdat in the past and had no troubles with that at all.  I've heard such great things about Escription, but right now I want to throw the whole computer along with it out the window!


    And its gonna kill you to post on the Company board rather than the main board?
    x
    You're not losing it, you're burned out on your main job.
    I feel for you... I am having my own "version" ;-) of these kinds of struggles. Lots of recent changes at the admin level have made my job do a 180, going from a really great one to a really crappy one.

    For me, it's a struggle to get through the day with a shred of motivation. I get distracted in the way you discuss as well.

    I just try to make my environment as comfortable as possible and make the best of it while I decide what the best way is to deal with the burnout... I figure if I can't change my inner brain workings so that I still like this job, I need to find another one, or this feeling will possibly get worse!

    I hope it works out for you. Wish I had some better advice for you, but this really does look like burnout and extreme job dissatisfaction to me. We all wear it differently. Try to be good to yourself while you figure out a solution.


    You put them on the company board, not the main board. They are still there.
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    Main board is for MT topics. Non-MT goes to the Gab board! nm
    Goldbird
    this should be on the main board, because
    nm
    It's the MAIN BOARD
    I thought we could gather as MTs at the main board and discuss pets, TV, etc. if we wanted to. This was more a comment on the show rather than an attempt to open up a discussion about sex change anyway.

    FWIW, I thought the show was funny last night. I did feel a little squeamish when Zachary was on, though. He seemed to come away with the impression that he was being discriminated against because of his look, or the way he? is, and didn't seem to understand that he can't sing. What's new, though. I think my favorite so far, though, has been the "I shot the sheriff" guy.
    What is the main board for?

    A week or so ago, I responded to a post from someone who was asking about Files To Go. My message was wiped from the board after a very short time. This morning in my email box was a digest from MT Stars by a person asking where her post went...she was asking about keyboard trays. I can't find either one of her messages on the board.


    Why are our messages being deleted from the system?


    Main Board

    I'd like to thank the administrator for helping me with my question about the main board. Being new here, I looked around for "instructions" but must have overlooked them. It's nice to see the administrative message at the top of the main board explaining how to use it -- I took the word "main" litearlly, as others new to this board possibly have.


    I do have a question. When I signed up at Yahoo-Groups , I signed up to receive daily digests, which are digests of the main board. Is there a way to receive digests of the boards listed on the left?


    Main Board

    Does the active topics selection at the top of the page show all active topics for each category at left or just certain ones?  Thanks.l


    why are you posting on the main board ??
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    of the Main Board here??? huh? hmmm....nm
    xx
    Again, the Main board is for anything that would not be a topic that should

    be posted on any of the boards in the left column.  If your post is about equipment questions, then that should be posted on either the Equipment or Technical boards.  If a new MT has questions, posts should be made on the New MT board.  Questions about a particular company?  Post is on the Company board. 


    We receive well over 5 million hits to this site per month.  If everything was posted on the Main board we would have a major problem on our hands.  That is why posts are deleted. 


    Main Message Board
    This is the main message board. If you notice, not much on this page is directly related to MT. This is where we go to talk about anything else non-MT related.
    Thank you. I moved it to this Main board. (nm)
    Goldbird
    do a search on Main Board
    nm
    Moved to main board for more to see...sm
    We are not endorsing nor advertising this product. This post was on the New MT/Student board and is a nice discount for all of our MTStars posters, so I thought I'd bring it out for everyone to see.

    Thank you Danny!
    What EXACTLY are we ALLOWED to post on the MAIN board?
    Just about every other post has been saying post this on this board or that board....well what goes here?
    The main board is used to discuss many different topics. sm
    There are many posts on this board that if you were to be really technical about it, should be put on the company board, word board, productivity board, religion board, etc., but they're allowed to stay here and be discussed. If you don't like this topic, then feel free to skip it. But it really isn't a political discussion per se, so it shouldn't have to be taken somewhere else.
    I think y'all should have to stay on the main board.
    That way we youngsters can read your posts and go, "Wow, we're sure lucky we didn't have to put up with all that bunk." Thanks for paving the way for us!
    The Main board is fine for this subject. (SM)
    Non-MT topics are fine here.

    If you would like to take this up with the Administrator, you can e-mail her at admin@mtstars.com.

    Goldbird

    In other words - the main board should not even exist then.
    nm
    do a search on OFFSHORING on Main Board
    nm
    I asked on main board, don't know why I didn't
    think to ask you all!  We are still all a team, right? I am going to return to transcribing, I was an MT for 20 years and QA for 10.  I figured out financially that I would have to transcribe 1500 lines per shift to make out OK.  Of course, if I got paid 12 and 13 cpl like the old days, the requirement would be less! But I'm figuring a 9 cpl start. I would have to do 1500 to keep afloat until I get moving up or transcribing faster.  Anyway, is 1500 lines of work easy to get on a steady basis around the average MTSO anymore?  I used to work 2 jobs for years long ago, and found it was easier that way. When one ran low, I jumped on other one, and always had work. That's my biggest fear, quitting my hourly job, going back to MTing, and then finding no work. I don't know if 1500 lines per shift is out of the ballpark to expect these days? I used to type a lot more than that, but I'm a bit more fidgety these days! What do you think? Sound possible as far as the MTSO's side? Or is my goal too high? I just don't want to end up homeless trying to break away from this company.
    Main Board is for any topic. Don't start the flaming. NM
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    This also involves AHDI, so I think it should be discussed here on the Main Board, not just MQ's
    xx
    We had problems with the Main board and some posts were removed. You did not offend

    I am aware of the religion board, just thought main one would be more active...thanks anyway. nm
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    To the service who posted a job ad on the Main board, the reason your post
    was removed is because all job ads are to be posted on the Job Seeker's board. Any "well-deserving MT" knows to look at that forum for that "chance to work for an excellent company and make an excellent line rate". Feel free to post your ad there.

    Thank you.
    MT Week prizes are posted on the Main board. Watch for them and then
    follow the directions to enter. If you see a post that has a winner announced beneath it, that prize is no longer available.
    You realize you are posting this on the main board, right? Not everyone at this site works for MQ.

    The main reason we're in that pickle today is
    the very fact that MT's WON'T 'stick together' on just about anything. MTSOs know that, and have been easily and profitably taking advantage of that fact.
    All word questions need to be posted on the Word board. Please use the correct board to post.
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    All word questions need to be posted on the Word board. Please use the correct board to post.

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    It's not funny when you're on a board where language is one skill you're selling.
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    There are A LOT of questions on the tech board.
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    I sure do wish there was a board just for DQS questions and tips. nm
    nm
    I guess it's a no-no to ask questions about the board.
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    You can be banned for posting these type of questions on this board. At least that is....
    what they told me.  Unless they are selective on style/word/abbreviation questions being asked here.  Hmmm.  I wonder.
    Put technical questions (even computers) on Tech board. (NM)
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    Use Technical board for equipment/software questions, please. (NM)
    Goldbird
    In general business're running slower than usual but running. NM
    nm
    As drug word questions on the drug board. Word questions on the Word board.
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    Are you sure you're on the right board. Those
    things are usually discussed on the company board, not the main one. 
    Because you're all over this board today
    on a beautiful Sunday attacking all the "bitter" MTs with bad attitudes.  However, you are the epitome of bitterness.  You're starting arguments and justifying your own bad behavior.  Have you ever heard the saying that when you're angry at someone, you're really angry at yourself?  Are you having a bad day, hon?  Home life got you down?  Stressed out?  All alone and lonely?  Do you just need a hug?  We're here for you if you'd like to open up about what's really bothering you. 
    it seems like you're killing THIS board.

    You're on the wrong board!
    This particular board is for medical transcriptionists, so we can't help you. Sorry!
    they're messing with the board.
    again