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Anyone heard of Belvin Compay in Ohio? - Posted By: cassy

Please provide inputs.  thanks

Keystrokes/Radiology - Posted By: mt2

Hello out there!  Can anyone provide any info on working for Keystrokes, Radiology Division?  Any info greatly appreciated.


Superior Global Solutions - Posted By: Cammie

Does anyone have any information about Superior Global Solutions?  Are they a good company to work for?

Any Probity MTs out there? sm - Posted By: TnMT

Do you have steady work?  Easy/difficult to make lines?  Thanks much

Companies allowing window of time for shift - Posted By: dj

I'm interested in companies who allow you to complete your shift within a window of time instead of requiring straight 8 hours, employee status.  Any info would be appreciated.


Anyone work for Digital Transcription Systems in Oklahoma City - Posted By: elliottgoodfellow

Can you tell me about them and your experience?

Anyone work for a small MTSO? - Posted By: How do you like it...

Compared to larger companies?

Is this good? - Posted By: Kris

I just got offered a job making $16 an hour on some reports and others $17 an hour.  Is that good?

I am making I am embarrassed to say it .03 per 65


Did Medware send out their W2s yet? No msg - Posted By: Just me


Is it fair to use ESLs on testing - Posted By: Fingers

And I do not mean those with accents, or even those with broken English.  I mean those who are not even speaking the English language!  I doubt anyone could understand them in their own language, especially if they do not even complete a sentence.  I do not think this practice is a fair assessment of one's abilities.  I failed this test completely and then scored perfectly with 3 other companies.  Some of these companies need to wise up.  You are letting good people slip through your fingers with this practice.

I tried to look up MDI-MD in archives and evidently - Posted By: Too Old MQr

you can't put initials in because it brought up nothing. But I was in a discussion last week about MDI-MD and I know they are IC. I thought there was also a post that said how much you get paid during training but I can't find it. If any MDI-MDers could answer this I would appreciate it. Is there a set amount they pay for training? Couldn't find it on website either. Thanks. 

ANyone tested with Lee Perfect - Posted By: and not heard back yet?

That was a pretty long test, would hate to not hear anything back. 

Does anyone have any info on TransDyne? nm - Posted By: oldtimer


Need advice about Medical Dictation Inc - Posted By: MTMommy

Has anyone had any experience with MDI???

Any info on TSSC, LLC - Posted By: Workaholic

Could not find many posts on this company. Thanks.

Superior Global Solutions - Posted By: Melia

Can I get some feedback on this company please.  Thanks! :-)

Anyone have experience with Milner? Looking for a new job and had one person recommend them - Posted By: Seeking information

so I thought I would come here to ask around before applying. Thank you

Webmedx - Posted By: AnonMT

Do they pay relatively well for experienced MTs?  I have 11 years of experience, 9 of those acute care.  Does anyone know their pay scale?  Thanks.

golden isles transcription - Posted By: gotclinic

I would appreciate any feedback on this company as they are presenting me with an account however it would be using a brand new platform.....anyone have experience with this company, are they reliable, etc.

Keystrokes - Posted By: anon

Has anyone received their packages yet.

Looking for an MTSO where I can do mostly ops.nm - Posted By: I need insurance. Any suggestions?


Alpha - Posted By: clk

Any idea why companies want us to pay to work for them.  Instead of getting or using our own equipment, we have to use theirs, even  though it is the same??????


Could someone help me with the figuring out of gross line versus character line? sm - Posted By: Help...

I have generally been paid by character line, 65-character line.  Now, I have had job opportunities offering to pay gross line but it like 3 cents cheaper than what I am being paid now.  A few places I have read that gross line is MUCH better, but is it much better if the pay is so much lower?  Please explain how it works or equals out.  This position has offered me 6 cents per gross line - what would that equal out to in character lines?  Thanks...so confused...

Company with hourly QA pay? - Posted By: Disgruntled QA

I'm extremely unhappy with my current QA position and feel that I'm being pushed out of the company. I regret the move I made from MQ to my current company, as sad as that sounds.

I need to find another hourly QA job as I am a single mom and need to support my kids.  What companies hire hourly QA?

VR will never replace the human ear - Or you could - Posted By: have her job

Tickle Me Elmo:

      There is a factory in Northern Minnesota which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys.  The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.

      Well, Lena is hired at The Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 AM.

      The next day at 8:45 AM there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door.  The Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee.  He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule.

      The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor.  When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pile up.

      At the end of the line stands Lena surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's.  She has a roll of plush red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.  The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs.

      The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter.  After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Lena.  I'm sorry, he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday... 


     Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles. 




Let's just get back to work girls - Posted By: enough already

let bygones be bygones and let it go already.  Let's get back to work and do our jobs!

Anyone work for a company that they can use a laptop for and do while traveling.. - Posted By: Survey.. Seeking new job..

With school soon out, we plan on doing traveling, but my currently job's platform/foot pedal is not compatible with my computer as it uses either a 15-pin or a USB and my current job requires a 9-pin foot pedal thus I can only use it at home and wouldnt be able to work while we travel. Does any know of any companies with a platform and/or foot pedal setup that allows for this. Thanks in advance

Part & Full Time Data Entry & Document Coding Position - Sara McDaniel - HR Administrator - Posted By: Read this

This company has ads on other web sites. You have to pay them $55 to do a background check up front. Guess what? If you don't get hired, they've got your $55. Don't know if it's legit - just posting facts.

Are there any hourly jobs for very experienced acute - Posted By: care MT


Northeast Transcription - Posted By: upstateMT

Anyone have any info on this company, pay, flexibility, benefits, etc?  Anything would be helpful.

What companies have best benefits in terms of PDOs? - Posted By: sm

Two weeks/10 days PDO is not fair and not enough when you have to use it to cover holidays, vacation and sick leave.  I would think there are companies who can do better than that.  Who are they?

e-Tranz - Posted By: katie

Be very careful about E-Tranz.  They do NOT pay you.!!!!!!!

Info on WEBSCRIBER - Posted By: MT334455

Has anyone used WEBSCRIBER or know of an MTSO that uses WEBSCRIBER?

Would appreciate any information.

What is going on with Futurenet now? sm - Posted By: Would like an update

Is work still low?  Have they lost or gained any new accounts?  Any changes?  Curious about future employment.

Which companies offer a 12-hour window to - Posted By: complete your work? nm


Any info on PeopleSupport Rapidtext, Inc - Posted By: sm

in regards to accounts, pay on time, etc. TIA

To Fingers - Posted By: MT dinosaur

I am sooo happy you found an old-time MT company!!  Been doing this for 22 years and am very discouraged and depressed.  Didn't think there were any left like it used to be.  That was when transcription was fun!!  I would love to find a small company where I could just work the same 2 or 3 docs for a decent wage. Congratulations!

Medware Dictaphone Ex-Text - Posted By: AJ

Anyone working on the Medware Ex-Text clinic side, feedback please.  Percentage of ESLs, sound clarity good or bad, line count good and easy to obtain or difficult, a lot of work or do you wait for work, and how is QA?  TIA for any help.

CBay - Posted By: sm

I was wonderng if anybody who works for CBay can tell me about the company from an employee's viewpoint.  I recently got a job offer but I don't know much about the company itself.  I know they own the majority share of MedQuist.  I also know they have an India corporate office along with the USA one.  Aside from this, I really don't know much about the company operations and don't find very much info reading the boards.    Thanks

Anyone here work for TSSC? - Posted By: wondering

Just wondering why I sometimes get responses that include times of prior e-mails.  It's almost like they are on the defensive.  I have never encountered this type of communication and am having trouble making sense of it.  I don't need a history of communication, who did what when is not necessary for such minor requests and I find it particularly confusing.  I feel like I'm bothering them or something.  Anyone else feel like they are imposing?  I haven't worked there long but like it so far.  Wish I knew why communication was so different.  Maybe it's because they've grown so fast, could just be incredibly busy I guess.

Archivus - What do they pay? Trying to find out. - Posted By: Any info appreciated. nm

What is their starting pay?  Do they pay everyone the same whether they have 2 years experience or 15 years?  Want to know the pay range and whether or not it's worth it (to me) to go through the testing process. 

Spheris & AllType radiology MTs.....sm - Posted By: RADMT

Can you tell us what/how you are paid and what platforms you use?  Likes/dislikes?  Good/bad company?  Any other pertinent info is appreciated.  TIA

Do any nationals have insurance that covers gastric bypass? - Posted By: mamato2divas

I know it's an odd kinda question but I've worked for 3 different nationals and all 3 did not cover gastric bypass.  I work for MQ now and they do not.

VR question - Posted By: Long time transcriptionist

I work doing VR at .038 per line.  No matter how hard I work, how fast I am, I can't seem to make much more than $80.00 a day, which is completely unacceptable for all the years I have been doing transcription (almost 30.)  Any suggestions on where to make money doing VR or should I go back to straight typing?  Thanks for much. 

What's up with the Indian job ad on the classifieds? - Posted By: Iwanna Retire

Good grief!

Superior Global?? Any new information, still having problems paying MTs? nm - Posted By: Seeking information


part time work plus computer - Posted By: fivedogs

I'm looking for a part time (15 to 20 hours/week) transcription position.  I would like a company that supplies the computer.  I am a CMT with 7-years' experience with acute care basic four plus multispecialty transcription.  Any suggestions?

any openings - Posted By: I am experienced

I have six years experience the last two include transcribing and QA. Looking for a PT job to supplement. Prefer microcassette/dictaphone but will also do FTP. Multi-specialty, peds, OB/GYN, family practice, etc.... Please let me know if anyone has any leads or you are a company looking for help. I have at least 98% accuracy. I can provide excellent references.I can start immediately.

Stated Goal: Eliminate MTs this decade - Posted By: equineluvr

Most are already aware (it is pretty obvious), but because some still refuse to open their eyes, I am posting the below from the Nuance website.  It is actually a timeline of the Dictaphone Corporation's history, which is pretty interesting and goes back to Alexander Graham Bell.

Still, I find it noteworthy that they state in no uncertain terms that they want to "eliminate most manual transcription for healthcare in North America this decade."

"A major development took place in February 2006 when Burlington-Massachusetts-based Nuance Communications announced that it would acquire Dictaphone in a cash deal worth $357 million. In a news release Nuance Chairman and CEO Paul Ricci commented on the acquisition, which was completed by the end of March, stating: 'The combined resources, experience and talents of Nuance and Dictaphone will help accelerate the adoption of speech recognition to eliminate most manual transcription for healthcare in North America this decade, delivering over $5 billion in savings to care facilities and transcription service organizations.'

Under new parentage, Dictaphone was named a division of Nuance--the Dictaphone Healthcare Solutions division--and Schwager was named its president.

I hate Mondays, always out of work nm - Posted By: grr