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Agreed. They remind one of MQ. Where is the current employee handbook on the Comm Page?

Posted By: Dorothy on 2009-05-23
In Reply to: I saved the old one to my computer and SM - getting ready to burn rubber


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WMX unveiling of new employee handbook. nm

It depends on your account, employee status, amount of work agreed, etc. NM
I did. On page 3 post from 2007 says no current
I just just Ctrl+F and search the current page or next.

I'm not sure....but...current FI employee
I currently work at Focus and I will probably get blasted for this but here goes.
For VR editing you get 4 cpl. For transcription they pay 8 cpl. They DO have benefits if you are hired on employee status and they have direct deposit. I am currently working there as an IC doing transcription and I am making excellent money. I have had no problems whatsoever with them. Everyone has been extremely nice and I have no problems reaching someone for tech support, hr questions, or just general questions. They do not work you like a dog. I work a very comfortable schedule that I made for myself and I make great money doing it. I have not done any VR as of yet because I have not been trained to do so. They will be setting me up at some point to do that as well as my transcription. But only if I choose.
They do not pressure you or force you into doing anything. You have the ability to choose what is right for you.
I just thought I'd give you a little perspective from someone who actually works there.
Current employee
I am working for them now.  The testing is pretty standard.  The pay is average to poor, benefits are good.  The staff is great.  Like my account.  hoping pay will improve as I get faster!
current employee also
Hi. I have been there for over 2 years but have found that recently the workload has been extremely light. I heard on the chat boards that they offshore. I wonder if that is why. Are you having the same experience? Thanks
I'm a current employee and...
We have an abundance of work right now. The staff has always been very accommodating, even my MT supervisor. My schedule is flexible and have never had a problem when getting time off during my schedule. My division is in Texas. The only time the work dried up since I've been there (almost a year), was towards the end of October/beginning of November. However, in my entire 14 years of working for nationals, this seems to be a slow period for everyone. No matter where I've worked, it's ALWAYS slow during that time. Maybe people are trying to save for Christmas? Just a wild guess.

I've never had any problems and fortunately have nothing negative to say. Feel free to email me with any questions!
Thanks for validating everything. Can any current employee tell us
if things get better? Are the you hitting that 35 regularly and keeping your lph above 150?

Sorry you're going through the same thing I am. It's been hellish so far. I keep hoping it will get better.
I would like to hear from Current JLG Employee..sm
I am waiting on a job offer for PT IC position with JLG and was wondering from any current JLG'ers what their experience has been with this company.  The HR person was absolutely wonderful and nice, and I really need the income right now with the low work situation.  Any info would be so appreciated!!  Thank you.
Cymed current employee
I am surprised you wouldn't want to work for Cymed. After working for other transcription companies, they don't hold a candle to the way I am treated at Cymed. My paychecks sure don't reflect lack of work. I don't know who is running out, but they should talk with their manager if they are. My manager always works with me to increase my production as well as plenty of flexibility with my schedule. I believe you'd be missing a great opportunity if you decide not to work for Cymed.
Current JLG employee, please answer.
How is work loaded to your system, dialed 1 report at a time or downloaded in chunks?  Also, what is considered part time, or is there a requirement?  I can't find anything in the job ad.  Thanks so much.
You don't say if you're current job is IC or employee.

If you are IC now and take an employee position you need to figure the cost of benefits into the LPH rate.  Also if you are getting paid for headers and you aren't currently that figures in.  If you do 40 reports a day it isn't a huge difference, but over a pay period can add up.  If you end up with a decent account - quality dictation and very ESL/bad dictators it might be you'll come out ahead.  I would try it part-time though for at least a couple of weeks before quitting other job, so you can get a feel for it and see if it might be better overall.  



I am a current Webmedx employee. sm
MTs have posted here that they've had trouble with the time clock situation. Time you use to research words, stretch your hands, whatever, eats into your official time/lph. So to keep your lph decent, you may find yourself clocking out for every little thing, which makes your day extremely long. They do give you a window of time in which to complete your reports, but you'll probably find yourself using those 12 hours to do the 8, and who wants to work 12 hours a day every day? I have also had problems with running out of work on primary and secondary accounts, only to bounce around on a daily basis on several others.

Other concerns about Webmedx are due to a case of someone with no MT experience and too much power making poor decisions that are adversely affecting many employees, IMO. I would definitely recommend staying AWAY from the QA end of things at Webmedx if that opening arises unless there's a change in top management.

I don't know anything about Axolotl. Do you have any other options besides these two? Could you be an IC sompelace else? If you get benefits elsewhere, some of the IC opportunities at other companies are the best.
what I do is call a current employee of sm
the company I am going to work for. That way you hope to get honesty. Ask the recruiter to hook you up with someone so you can get candid answers over the phone with someone OTHER than the management. Worked out well for me. Good luck.
Would a current employee of Axolotl please...sm
give me some specific information by email? Thanks in advance!
As a CURRENT employee at Amphion SM
I want to say this...I've worked for other companies who were less than sympathetic towards their ppl.  Amphion has kept us informed all along as to what was going on in the company.  It was with TEARFUL regret that we were informed of the coming events.  We were told exactly what was happening.  This economic crunch has hit everyone, not just Amphion, but as a company they are doing their best to assure and insure that we are taken care of as a family, because that is what we are here.  A family.  And we help each other in times of strife and we pat each other on the back when things are going well.  So for anyone who has something bad to say about us, let me tell you, you have no idea what a really good company is like.  Should I be unlucky enough to get laid off, I will eagerly await the time when I can come back. 
If you are a current employee, please contact me. sm
I authored the manual, so I am very happy to hear that you found it helpful.  I am always available for questions you might have or any support you might need both during and after training. 
Current SoftScript employee
I am a current IC of SoftScript and really have no complaints about the company. They do have a few flaws, as do every other transcription company out there. I am not sure what bad press you are referring to, but they are deemed a very reputable company. And, perhaps it was your skills that made them decide not to follow up on your interview, as in your post you typed unintelligble (sp). No skilled Transcriptionist would put (sp) beside any word, they would look it up and do it correctly. So, maybe you are too quick to judge when in fact maybe your skills are in question. In comparison to the number of transcription companies out there, 8 cpl is definitely not the lowest I have seen and is actually quite reasonable. Perhaps they did not respond to your email regarding the lowest to highest line rate per position as it is none of your business and is actually confidential information unless they are offering you a position, where they would inform you of your line rate and the not rates of other employees (who may have been with the company for years, have more experience, are doing more difficulty accounts, etc.). Also, as a medical transcriptionist it is our job to understand all ESL dictators and be able to differentiate between background noise and actual dictation. It is hard work, but it is you who in fact chose this career and by doing so you accept any and all hardships when it comes to bad dictators. Anyhow, I only replied to this post in this manner as I am a very satisfied IC for SoftScript and they cannot please everyone, so perhaps they are better for not having followed up with your interview/emails as evidenced by your posting.
I am a current Transcend employee and think they are great.

Any new job takes time to learn.  Give it a little while longer and see how it goes, check in with your Team Leader, they can really help you.


Good Luck.

Happy current Medware employee - sm
I have been with Medware for a while and I find that the communication  is great, I have great team leads, and have no complaints.   I am very happy at Medware! 
Would like to hear from current MedGarde employee
I recently tested, interviewed, submitted references and transcript, etc., and have been offered a provisional position with Medgarde.  Meaning I am on their waiting list and will be offered a position when one is available.  I know how their line rate works, no spaces, etc.  That does not bother me if you are allowed to get very familiar with the account, and if the platform is fast, etc.  I have made more at .08/line on a fast platform with familiar dictators than I have at .10/line on a slow platform with a whole slew of different dictators.  I have searched the archives but would like to hear from someone who is currently working for them.  Do you get assigned to pretty much one account like they say?  How many lines per hour can you average?  Can you make a good paycheck?  Also, what is there minimum line count per pay period?  The recruiter gave me the line rate breakdown, but I forgot to ask her if there was a minimum amount of lines per pay period.  Also, all I have is a generic recruiter email, no specific email for the recruiter I spoke with and no phone number.  Since they ask you to sign a 1-year contrast, any pertinent, specific info at all before I make my final decision would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to email me if you would like to keep the information private.  Thanks so much.
Agree 100%. Current employee and very happy.
on Lay Offs post below, Happy At Amphion says is Current employee;
I would ask or remind them I should say...
nowadays you have to do that...
Be sure to remind yourself of that when
rolls around, chickie.
job post/Medical Comm.
Anyone heard of a company in Wisconsin called Medical Communications?  Job offer is forward calls to call-in system, 8.5 cpl, part-time to start.  Person's name is Susan Hirsch.  Just curious before I get involved.  Thanks for any info.
Comm Pg; request Help; use the drop-down box. nm
A few days, remind them
Once you take your test and send it back, if you pass it will be just a couple of days.  They are swamped with applications.  If offered the job, TAKE IT.  I absolutely think this is the best job I've ever had as an at-home editor.  They are growing by leaps and bounds, the people are sooooooo very friendly, the platform is incredibly simple, and believe me, there's plenty of work and extra work available.   I've only been with them going on a month but I am soooo happy, the stress level is way down!!! 
3 of my accts were in OT all weekend with 0 jobs. Very little work actually available. Check Comm pa
Let me REMIND you, big head, u have a husband to PAY for the car; some of us are single or widows
GET REAL, U BIGHEAD.  What if you didn't have a second income from your husband?   You wouldn't be bragging so much about your hybrid!   You are probably mgmt, anyway.  They are the only ones whose paychecks do not change unless go up due to raises given to themselves from the MT's money.
..............cheez, cannot type today.
Read your handbook.....sm
and you will find that it clearly states that if payday falls on a weekend day, payday will be the following Monday.  
Actually I looked in my Medware handbook....
and they DO pay for maternity leave (6 weeks for SVD and 8 weeks for cesarean section)for full-time employees. I am sure you have to work there for at least a year before you could use it though. Anyway, if you work as an employee for a company who does NOT have paid maternity leave, you can file for disability for that time. That is what I did when I had my children. It is not as much as regular pay, but it is something. Hope this information helps!

Thanks. I'm a bit stressed after reading the handbook. It looks
very cumbersome and I'm afraid I won't be productive, but I have worked on the account for 5 years so I'm hoping knowing the dictators and their quirks and the account specifics will  be enough to help makeup for learning a new platform. 
Current Amphion employee...I'm very happy. The part of Amphion I work with has no faxes, lists,s
minor demographic work..superb QA and feedback.  Fellow MTs on same account are more than willing to help and now they also have mentor program.  My pay is what they said.  They do have different pay for different levels. 
Handbook? I vaguely remember hearing something about that
Like maybe way back in January.
Not true; there's an exception written right into the handbook sm
You are expected to TRY to get 40 hours but in times of low / no work, you have the option of using PTO or UNPAID TIME.
Not at all. Worked for the NJ company. Used to pay by the page or partial page. Don't know about
Some comments on page 2 of this board, middle of the page. nm
there is a thread further down this page or possibly the next page
I transcribed for Compuscribe years ago. Had no problems, just low pay but no problems.
Go to the bottom of the page and click on a page
number to get the most recent archives and then can do Ctrl F and do a search for WebMedX.   I wouldn't call them a small national.  
Page 2, scroll down towards the middle of the page, NM
Some WMX posts on page 4 here near the top of the page. nm
Agreed, but

Respect and invite your opinion.  All sides should be heard.  That is my point.  Responsible journalism tells BOTH sides.  My belief is this was done by RBJ.  I'm not relishing in her problems, just satisfied that the whole story is available.  Period. 

This may have started 15 years ago, but as of 1999 charges and apeals were still pending when settled out of court. 

I agree with many points you made about our economic condition here, and changes need to be made by positive role model companies.  I recognize the fact that you had positive encounters with Execuscribe ---  by newspaper archives I believe you sold your transcription company to her in 2003 (per press release dated 5/1/03), correct?   You had a good outcome and business opportunity.  The rest of us have not had that opportunity and can only assess by other information available. 

All I am trying to point out is both sides of story is responsible reporting.  How can you make an informed decision without both sides?? 


I could not agree with you more. THEY are the problem for sure. I think you should move on. There is plenty of work and many other companies. Also, the person who said maybe she is sick, that's a cop out because certainly there is more than one person there who could answer you. Try Sten-Tel, they are very nice and reliable. Wish you luck!!
A client may have their own formula This has nothing to do with the way a company may count lines, something they don't have control over. As well, many accounts have normals that you simply insert. Who couldn't rack up the lines at that rate. I think the real answer here lies within the line rate that you contract for. Perhaps these people that are very happy are making more per line than others. We know that everyone is paid differently. I truly think this is where the descrepancy is. Just assume that line counts will not be what they were way back in the day and ask for a higher line rate and everyone will be happy. If its too low, say no thank you and go to the next one. I guarantee you, you will find someone to pay you what you are worth.
You are so right. Thank you for this enlightening post:)
Very much agreed!
This is not a private board for just strictly MTs. Anyone can come on here and post who is in this industry, management, recruiters, MTs, etc. Before someone accuses me of being management or a lead, I am not. I am just an MT who is very happy with my company. If you don't like what someone is saying on here, then IGNORE IT!!!

As far as fax machines, as the above poster stated, they are VERY inexpensive. I for one bought 2 brand new fax machines on ebay last year for a total of $30. If you are going to complain about something as stupid as spending a dollar or two to fax something, then that is just ridiculous, and that probably means that you will pick out any little thing to complain about at every company. Besides, who wants to wait for days for something to arrive in the mail when you can fax something instantaneously???