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12 cpl to prove you can and will work - Deal?

Posted By: QueenieBlue on 2005-11-04
In Reply to: When I find decent people who know the value of decent wages, I will! - QueenieBlue


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    Maybe if this deal loses clients, I can work out an at-home deal with one of my current accounts.
    Or else get a McJob at McDonald's flipping McBurgers....
    This is how I deal with low work
    sometimes at MQ.  I got a second job PT that is okay with my working extra unscheduled hours.  If MQ runs out, I will work for the other company.  I work on hospital work and to me, acute care is acute care.  All my accounts are ESLs anyways, so it doesn't much matter to me.  I just made sure my second job matched the cpl that MQ pays me.  Also, I have almost 10 backup accounts at MQ, so very, very rarely totally run out of work.
    I have all weekend to stretch it out and work as I please. No big deal really.

    Work remotely for a hospital - best deal in the industry. nm
    You apply with your hours and days available and try to cut a deal, especially if willing to work a
    DO apply. I have not had a lack of work problem that I couldn't deal with in nearly 3 years. nm
    How do you know this? Prove what you say.
    You can do this but you need to prove yourself
    They are a wonderful company. But, they work slowly watching you progress, in my experience. At first you start on 5 jobs a day and when you are released you are given a primary account with 24 hour turn around and you need to meet your line requirement. As time passes if you continuously meet line and quality requirements, you can ask for more accounts. If you stay flexible and are willing to work nights and weekends this is a plus too because there is more work at those times, everyone wants day. There is no set schedule, but you if you can be there when the dictators and backlogs are that is best. As well, if you have unlimited LD and not just thei internet the whole combination will ensure you a long full-time career at MDI. There are a lot of variables. And you need a lot of patience, but it can be done. Good luck to you!
    Nobody can prove to me that I sent
    an email if I DID NOT !

    Because they can dig up enough liars to prove it.
    We believe it because we need to.

    - the schools get away with it the same way every commercial on TV, in magazines, and every other form of advertising gets away with it.

    What about recruiters? They only tell you what you want to hear. They even get rewarded for being good liars.

    The truth is, no school is needed by anyone to become an MT. Recruiters are unnecessary for ethical companies. Word gets around and they need all the bodies they can hire to combat the truth by coming on to boards like this and expounding on *all the money they make* - it is hard to know who to believe because they do it so well and we want to believe it.

    Hope for the future? Yeah, right. How do you pay the bills NOW?

    Which prove the point that
    when ops calls asks someone if they can help out on an account, they have no idea if would put you into overtime or not. It's up to you to say, sorry, I can't, it will put me into overtime. Easy as pie :)
    Well, I do, and have the pay stubs to prove it.
    Sorry if you don't believe me. I didn't think it was possible either until I started at KS.
    Sorry, but I have the paychecks to prove otherwise
    Every account is different, and I lucked out and got two great accounts. My main account is a super easy ER account with heavy templates, which we get paid for, and I easily do 400-500 lines per hour on that account. My secondary account is a basic 4 hospital account, which gives me really long reports, and I usually do about 300-350 lines per hour on that one. So, it is possible to make that much money there if you focus and work hard.
    I can't prove that they offshore, but...

    I have seen things that lead me to believe that they do, at least sometimes.

    I don't think they really have backlog issues.  Yes they do send out a lot of emails saying we need everyone to help blah blah blah, but the work always seems to get done in time.  With times the way they are, it seems there are plenty of people willing to work overtime to help pay the bills, so others of us don't have to.




    I was just curious how they can PROVE it was you, is all. nm
    Do not think they care if they can prove it. They just

    I do not think they care if they can prove it or not.  If you watch any of the daytime Court shows like Judge Judy, it is almost impossible to prove Defamation of Character.  I think Transtech just wants to send a message that they are watching the MTStars Board and are not afraid to try to track you down if they do not agree with what you post.  It is just intimidation to prevent anyone from being honest in expressing their opinion.  The Music industry did the same thing to prevent people from sharing free music  bring a law suit against a couple of people and everyone else is afraid to try it. 

    All it does is cost the defendant money to have it thrown out and we all know how rich Medical Transcriptionists are that they have attorneys on retainer.  LOL 



    Wouldn't they have to prove who the poster is and could
    it being given to them by the administrator of this site? With providers such as AOL and Yahoo, that takes a court order. Is the private information of the people who post here at risk of being divulged to others not affiliated with the management of this site?

    Also, how is it you come to know about this endeavour?

    (this is not a flaming question, but one asked sincerely)
    Let NM prove one thing you said was not true!! Is not possible.
    and you were sure right when they are sticking it to you, in the same breath is you'll be so excited!
    LOTs KS' MTs paychecks prove otherwise (sm)

    $$$$  Mine included.  Just do a search of the Forums and Archives.  No need to beg for work with Keystrokes!  If anyone has to beg to work with them to begin with it's probably because it is not the right fit.  Calling to follow up on job interest and begging are two different things.  If a company is in transition and very busy, then that's it, they're very busy. Just take it as that not as a luminous sign.

    That's it for me!

    Appreciate your kind comments, but TT can prove itself on its own.
    Don't pay attention to the naysayers.
    TT does well and earns money for its employees to provide a safe good environment and job. All of the things we already know about TT on the board and in our lives speak for TT. It is nice of you to defend against naysayers, but TT can speak for itself and already has. More of these kinds of posts will just fuel the troll fire.

    See my post below about breadwinner, defending TT's transcriptionists who provide health insurance for families. This kind of argument is a waste of time.

    In other words, I think perhaps we could let other people on these boards talk about their stuff. And if we don't and keep up with this cycle, well that's okay too. People like me will quit looking on here for interesting new things and will work extra to make more money anyway. IMHO
    Just did not want you to get your feelings hurt when you were trying to do a good thing.
    And your posts more than prove my point!

    You know companies that are hiring part time? Post their names on this board in answer to the original poster, for Pete's sake!  There are thousands of hits a day on this site, and you think just 1 person is interested in a part-time position? You just want to help 1 person?  Nope - I would say that your response has been a prime example of exactly what I was warning others about - someone who appears totally innocent, offering job help, but it has to be private.  That goes against the fundamentals of this board. The majority of MTs who have no gain in any shape or form simply post the name of the company that might be hiring - nothing private necessary. Unless, of course, the person who just happens to know a company doesn't WANT the info public. And when the innocent MT gets involved and takes it one step further, a big mess can happen, just as your postings have shown.  Again, my initial intent was not to spotlight you. You did that yourself. If I was in a vindictive mood, I'd even be tempted to post what I guess now are your initials along with the companies you happen to think might be hiring part time. LOL.   

    Again, how can they prove it was here that posted that comment. nm
    This is the thing that TT will use to prove their case
    If you agree with the poster DON'T post your agreement!

    Keep it to yourself.

    Make sure you can prove your facts before posting, please.
    This does nothing but create confusion. I talked to someone in management there today (I'm not with Webmedx) and if anyone knows what they're doing, this person does. They are NOT shipping their work out! Now they have clients who choose to share their work with India, but that's not something Webmedx can control, nor does it reflect on their business.

    Chicken Little, make sure the sky is actually falling before you speak next time.
    Nope. The PC is mine. I bought it and I can prove it. sm

    I spoke with someone at Webmedx who told me that what they are monitoring is the VPN traffic and not the any of the MTs PCs.  He said that would be illegal. 

    I don't know if this is the truth or not, but I have found some handy softwares to protect myself just in case this criminal act is happening on my PC. 

    when you sign a contract, you prove you are not an employee
    if the company is looking for work done when they NEED it done, it is not called an employee.

    Sorry to burst your bubble,but if they tell you what is expected and you agree to it, then you are contracted to do that work when they need that work done.

    You all can argue all you want, but the facts are the facts. They do not have to use you as a contracter. They can find someone that is willing to do the work when the WORK IS AVAILABLE.

    Appeal it & make them prove misconduct.
    So easy to say you had 73 as you cannot/wouldnt want to prove that. All heresay at this point
    Prove it to me then. I'm open for discussion. You can email me at admin@mtstars.com


    Okay, here's the deal...
    I am a Transcender myself. I have just put in my notice, but in hindsight, wondered if I was being fair. I was becoming disillusioned about certain things and could not decide if it was just my perception and if I was the only one who noticed or if I was doing something wrong that I wasn't getting the same benefits as some others and wanted to know what others thought.

    I think what I've come up with here is that it is a combination of both - that at times, I put all I had into it and didn't get much in return and at times, I could've put in more. Live and learn, I guess.
    I was up the next day. It's not that big of a deal.
    I don't know where you were going with this post, "In the know," as it's hard to tell if you're commiserating, bashing V, or accusing her of something. Sounds like maybe this is something between the two of you given the tone, but I'm going to post this anyway.

    Dunno why. Hope you're both on good terms!
    Here is the deal
    The work load is down tremendously which in turn is causing the transcriptionists to have lower than normal line counts. I do wish you luck making the 2000 lines per day, but honestly I don't know if that will happen. Be cautious if they "promise" that work will never run out. I think we all have been told that at one time or another. Other than the lack of work right now, Medquist is a really nice company to work for. I just hope the work load situation is temporary!
    Oh big deal!
    Hey, we got CHAPSTICK for Christmas! ROFL - seriously, congrats on sticking it out - U deserve the best, as do we all in this profession!
    What is the big deal
    They are asking you to pull a small 30 minutes a weekend, is that so bad? I too am enjoying the slower time after so much work - most companies require everyone to work an 8 hour shift Saturday or Sunday, as does QT for the newer hires, you should be happy it is only 30 minutes you are asked to do!!
    Here's the deal.
    The first time I ever emailed them for more work, no one got back to me for 12 hours, by which time the point was moot. On subsequent occasions when I have been out of work or low and they are broadcasting for help on other accounts, I help out but then end up getting stuck on that account and NEVER any of the good dictators -- all the crap. So, anyway, now I just flex and hope to hit a run of the dictators I can understand every now and then.
    big deal,.....
    so, you are one person who LOVED them. I did not have any problem getting their quota, but I did not like the management's snobby and uppity-type treatment day in, and day out. Tech people were good, but the rest absolutely SUCKED.

    MQ, now there is something to write home about. I never worked for them, but my friend does, and does not like them, but she stays with them because she is in her 60s.
    one raw deal i see here is this
    anyone in the world can post and name a company, say anything they want. person could be a teenager just out carrying on, a disgruntled mt, an employee of a competitor ... ANY PERSON say ANYTHING and NAME a company but companies sure don't hvae the right to name problem employees do they?

    i think fair is fair: if companies can be named, so should people but no more anonymous situations. gotta name yourself. lol

    that would cut a lot of this garbage out.
    My deal
    With Focus, it seemed to me that they let the subcontracted companies take precedence over actual Focus employees.  They get the work - like today as an example - I have no work to type, because it was given to the subcontractors.  That is my reason for seeking a second company to supplement my income.  On Focus pay right now with no work and the subcontracted companies TAKING WORK OUT OF MY QUEUE WHEN IT IS DOWNLOADED FOR ME TO TYPE...you get the picture.
    I believe it is a done deal. (nm)
    what's the deal
    They acted like they needed help but won't contact anybody
    that's the deal..
    Yep, it looks like the only choice is to suck it up or switch jobs.  Truth it, there are so many awful surprises at new jobs these days that I'd rather just suck it up than switch jobs.  But, I did want to make an earnest effort to find out the truth if it is out there for the finding.  I'm weird that way; I like to actually KNOW when I'm being lied to..and worse.  It's totally up to me as to whether I let them do it to me. right?
    Get this deal......sm
    I was just recently hired by a company, sent in all my new-hire paper work, given a start date and then never heard from them again.  It just so happened that I ran my free credit report and noticed the company had checked my credit.  My credit is shot to say the least mostly due to this job and its fluctuations in pay.  I pay the bills when I can pretty much, but I always pay them.  I was shocked at my score, but I still can't believe they didn't have the courtesy to let me know that they decided against giving me the job because of my bad credit.  Just never heard from them again.  Very disappointing, and given the fact that they have all my stuff, SS#, license, W4, signatures, etc., this somehow doesn't even sound legal to me.  But even if it is legal, shouldn't you contact me and let me know you are not giving me the job and have destroyed my paperwork or something!!   Does this sound like a recruiter doing her job properly? 
    What is the big deal?
    I would go for it...Having no PTO is really not that big of a deal (sm)
    although it is nice to have.  Still, you can take time off w/o pay and make it up if you want.  As someone else who is in their 50s I can tell you having the benefits and 401-K is much more important and I think is sounds like a good situation.  Good luck!
    I don't see the big deal in the msg - sm
    It's giving you the basics so you can decide whether to move forward with the hiring process.  Imagine all the time that would be wasted if a company tests 10 different people while 10 more are waiting and then those first 10 people get to the interview and decide they don't meet the requirements, can't meet the requirements, etc.  What's the big deal?  And that email message most likely came with a privacy disclaimer.  Before you say it, no I don't work for this company. 
    Here is the deal (sm)
    First of all, it would bother me to no end that they have MTs that have different rules just because they have been there longer (every weekend work versus 1 day a month??). Secondly, do you not think they can block you in Bayscribe and route the work to those MTs that have been there longer to keep them? Therefore, it sounds like you guys are all overflow MTs that they let in the system when work is high and don't care if you don't get work when it is low. I worked there before...I know for a fact they HOUND you to work extra and work extra (everything is a friggin crisis) but when there is no work you will never hear from them. Hmmm, why? They don't care its that plain and simple. I do think also there is something to this pushing the prn at 7.5 cpl thing. That's ridiculous. So, you keep your commitment and they don't have to keep a commitment to you? They want to say you didn't keep your commitment so they can push you to quit or take prn. I know...it happened to me. My best advice...stop idealizing a company that doesn't exist anymore. They used to be good...very good. That has changed and it is not good anymore and hasn't been for quite a while. It is hard to accept when you like your accounts and the system and maybe even the people (some would be hard to believe though ;) but accept what is reality and move on. Don't let them degrade your skills by using you this way. BTW, most of the positive posts I see on here I suspect are written by somebody in the company, a specific somebody actually given the way they write, to defend their reputation and to placate you guys. I know its hard and I'm not trying to be harsh but its the truth and I believe everything you are saying because I know first hand also. So, if you know the truth and its staring you in the face, don't let your wishes of how it could be or used to be mess you up so you can't pay your bills. That was the hard thing I had to accept myself. GOod luck everybody! Believe in yourself and know there is better out there.
    What's the deal
    I agree. What's the deal with them anyway? Do you think they just don't think or they just don't care?

    I keep wanting to ask someone in authority at my company if they have EVER brought these things to the physicians' attention.

    All those things are such ridiculous time wasters and risk for errors. I just don't get it.

    It would be like if their patients kept getting up and running around, talking over the doctor, making phone calls, etc. while the doctor was trying to examine them or do surgery.

    I am quite sure we have the only profession where we are supposed to work around and in spite of this type of thing. It's CRAZY!!

    I think someone should say to someone ... are you KIDDING me?!!?

    Do you think we could send anonymous letters (or make up a name for our group of MTs) to medical facilities and physicians and get any result? Like, start the letter, Have you ever thought about what it must be like to ... I really think we should try to do something.

    Honestly, what year is it?!?
    The deal is..
    I feel for you, also; however, are coders paid on production? BIG difference,and I think most would agree that is where our main frustration lies. Time is money for us .. literally.

    Happy Holidays to all! :)
    What is the deal?
    I have been recently looking for something part time to supplement what I am currently doing.  It has been about 2 years since I have searched for a job, but in the past, I have always been responded to fairly quickly once I applied.  I have 10 years experience with multiple specialties.  I do not really want to work for any of the BIG companies anymore as I have done that in the past and hated it, and I'm only looking for IC work.  I have never had this problem before so I'm assuming it has something to do with the economy.  Has anyone else been experiencing this as well? 
    99% of the company is not on SR -- what;s the deal??
    Most of the company is not on speech rec and probably never will be. From my standpoint, SR is better than shipping it to India.

    I like that Transcend is very open with all its MLSs.
    I think sarcasm is the only way to deal
    not Happy OSi'er....but another OSi'er who is happy