Annual performance review criteria--hope it helps!
Posted By: ak on 2007-11-29
In Reply to: Is is ever appropriate for an MT to request a raise? - SC
Good luck with getting the raise you deserve! I posted a couple days ago regarding my experience with my recent annual review and raise I received. With my company, the annual review is scored with 5 pts being the highest possible to achieve in 6 categories; quality, line requirements, attendance, % to QA, helping out, and communication. They award 1/4 cent/line if you have 4.5+ and 1/2 cent/line with a perfect score of 5/5. They only use the last 6 months of data to calculate total score.
In my experience, e-mails do not work! They are too easily lost and are forwarded to God knows who! Call your immediate supervisor and get their opinion and who to contact with this proposal. Good Luck!
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Does Webmedx automatically do an annual review process? sm
I recently had my 1-year anniversary and have not heard anything from anyone about a review. I don't know if I should say anything to my STM yet or not.
Hope this helps
It isn't hard to find entry level jobs with the right education. A lot of companies hire from the top 3 schools. Career Step, which I went to, and had many job offers when I first graduated. Andrews and M-Tec. (Hope I don't spark a huge debate on schools, lol).
All companies vary when it comes to hours. Some let you work in a 10-12 hour window, some require a set schedule that you must stick to or get approval not to, and if you get a true IC position you can work whenever you want as long as you have work back in Turn Around Time which can be 24-48 hours or less.
My best advice is to get into this career for all of the right reasons. You have to be willing to learn new things every day, put in a lot of hard work, and it is not easy at first...don't give up if this is really what you want. It isn't just sitting at the computer typing all day..the kind of job people say they would love to do. It is very hard work and very stressful at times. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
Hope that helps. Best of luck on your road to being an MT.
Hope this helps
DSP is a compression method that was written specifically to address the requirement of recording human speech. This method removes a considerable portion of the potential sound spectrum. However, the removed data has little impact on a listener's ability to understand what was said. The algorithm rounds off many of the highs and lows associated with the tones found in the original spoken words. Listeners may no longer detect some of the emotions that may have been inferred by these tones, but the actual words will remain quite clear and discernable.
This CODEC is an excellent choice for recording dictation. The CODEC supports a Sample Rate of 8.0 kHz with a Sample Size of 8 bits and mono recording. One hour of Truespeech recording can fit into about 4.5mb of disk space. We suggest the use of Truespeech for Dictation type applications where the speaker's emotions are irrelevant.
Hope this helps.
Local company uses this method with full-time being 100 dictated minutes. Have a friend who works there and says she can meet this requirement in about 5-5 1/2 hours, but very qualified.
Here is what I do, hope this helps
Here is what I do, go into START, control panel, add or remove programs, and do that part. Then, I go to My Computer, C Drive, Programs (and delete out any remnants). You will also still need to definitely take it out of the main part of your computer which is REGEDIT. To do that is very easy, I do it all the time with NO problem, learned it off my computer guy, actually.
START, RUN, type in regedit, OK. On left side in regedit, go to HKEY_LOCAL _MACHINE, Software, and then just right click on the software name and it will allow you to delete it with a question screen asking if you are sure you want to do so. If you know the exact name of the program or even the exact name of the file it was in, you are safe doing this. You would also need to check in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and just do the same procedure over again. Hope this helps you. It looks complicated, but is not.
hope this helps....see msg
I don't know anything about the company, myself.
Well then, I hope it helps to reinstall. Come to think of it...SM
when I say that I get those double letters, maybe that is when I open my SC after loading my program. I have no idea! I've never noticed. It's just not a consistent problem, and even when I get the double letters, it's not on every expansion that I'm using, just kinda hit-and-miss. But maybe this is what the problem is!
Anyway, I hope you get your problem sorted out. When you reinstill, your .sc dictionaries (or whatever they are called) will just be right there waiting on you. That is how it was when I got my update. Good luck, and thanks to you, too. :)
Try Keystrokes out of Bolingbrook, Illinois. Hope this helps!
What criteria determines whether or not IC
Issue of Correct Classification
A person working for a business as an employee or independent contractor is an important distinction. The first question is who determines if a person performing work for a business is an employee or an independent contractor? Answer: the IRS. The second question is how will a business who misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor get caught? Answer: IRS audit of the business, unemployment claim filed by a former worker, or a claim filed for worker's compensation benefits filed by a worker, a former contractor filing a Form SS-8 (Determination of Employee Work Status for Purposes of Federal Employment Taxes and Income tax Withholding) to mention a few. The third question is what are the consequences of being caught and having an independent contractor reclassified as an employee? Answer: the employer becomes responsible for both the employers and employees FICA (15.3% of gross wages), FUTA (currently $56 per year per employee), as well as the federal income tax (20% of gross wages). The IRS may also bring in the state and as a result, the employer may also become liable for the state income tax, as well as state unemployment and worker's compensation. Employer's may also face a penalty equal to the amount of the back taxes owed. Likewise, the employer will owe interest on all back taxes from the due dates. And, the business may be required to support the injured person for the rest of their life.
Common Law Rules
The following are a list of 20 questions the IRS uses to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or employee. The answer of yes to any one of the questions (except #16) may mean the worker is an employee.
Is the worker required to comply with instructions about when, where and how the work is done?
Is the worker provided training that would enable him/her to perform a job in a particular method or manner?
Are the services provided by the worker an integral part of the business' operations?
Must the services be rendered personally?
Does the business hire, supervise, or pay assistants to help the worker on the job?
Is there a continuing relationship between the worker and the person for whom the services are performed?
Does the recipient of the services set the work schedule?
Is the worker required to devote his/her full time to the person he/she performs services for?
Is the work performed at the place of business of the company or at specific places set by the company?
Does the recipient of the services direct the sequence in which the work must be done?
Are regular oral or written reports required to be submitted by the worker?
Is the method of payment hourly, weekly, monthly (as opposed to commission or by the job?)
Are business and/or traveling expenses reimbursed?
Does the company furnish tools and materials used by the worker?
Has the worker failed to invest in equipment or facilities used to provide the services?
Does the arrangement put the person in a position or realizing either a profit or loss on the work?
Does the worker perform services exclusively for the company rather than working for a number of companies at the same time?
Does the worker in fact make his/her services regularly available to the general public?
Is the worker subject to dismissal for reasons other than non-performance of the contract specifications?
Can the worker terminate his/her relationship without incurring a liability for failure to complete the job?
Not basing that criteria on a job application...Good grief! nm
What does it have to do with job performance?
Nothing really. However, I work at home and do so for the fact that I do not have to take crap from NO ONE. She was rude in the testing process. I did not even work with her. Her rudeness was also a sign of stupidity to me. The poster asked. I gave my experience. Whether she decides to work for someone of that caliber is her business. I was just noting MY experience. As for me, I do not care to do business with rude people, especially at her pay.
Take what you like, dump the rest.
Or maybe your performance is better?
As stated in other posts, if you are doing a good job then nothing is said to you. For you to have so much contact with the person in question, one would wonder about your own job performance.
Feel free to post your questions here. The only criteria we ask that posters follow
is not to post other people's personal names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and no client specific information. Regarding crass posts by others, this is an anonymous board, which means anyone can post without identifying themselves. We do moderate the site for content, but I would advise ignoring the trolls and negative information and zone in on the positive.
The requirements to be met for performance are:
1. Minimum of 100 lines per hour, or regular full time 150 lines per hour. Radiology is 8 reports per hour or 12 for full time.
2. Quality Assurance Plan standard (I believe that means QC percentage).
3. Work the schedule that has been agreed upon.
BUT under the compensation plan it says you are paid by the line. Again the line versus the hours. You see how they incorporate both and make it perfectly legit. I don't get how they can get away with it.
When I look at the Performance Metrics sm
I always wonder why I bother taking time to fill in blanks or to look up words. There are people who continue to work for Web who have well over the normal amount going to QA, I see people with less than 98% QA. Why am I trying so hard? It's not like those people will be fired.
What has this to do with giving minimum performance????....s/m
It is the other way around: The extensive usage of Autocorrect, normals and macros, InstanText, etc....makes an MT a typing machine.
Expanders, normals, macros, Autocorrect, where you also enter ONCE the right spelling and the right cap or not cap and it's automated, no need to use your brain anymore, just a '
click' and the computer does the rest for you.
What are you talking about? I think YOU have forgotten how to use your brain and have become a typing machine, unable to reason 'like a human, thinking human being.'
You see, the introduction of ASR made the usage of Expanders almost obsolete.
I know that they are going to be doing annual reviews now as sm
my supervisor was just telling me about them. Yes to raises but I think it depends on how high you start at. I went from 0.08 to 0.09 over a year, now slight higher.
Average annual income!
They all have lines and Keystrokes and little formulas but the average annual income tells it all.
I have to kind of agree with you. I noticed on Performance Metrics that some are below the 125 requ
and some people have a horrendous QA submission rate. I understand some accounts require more to be sent to QA than others. But... now is the time to clean house with those consistently underperforming.
Another thing that has always irked me is the number of new MTs (and I am not trying to be offensive or mean) who come into the profession and want a day shift M-F job because they have responsibilities at home. Well, we have all been there, done that and paid our dues.
I think WMX is pretty good about not overstaffing day shift and spreading out people to meet the needs of the client. I am just saying in past places I have worked this has happened. Some of us oldies work weekends and evenings, the new ones walk in and demand the icing off the top of the cake.
See, not enough work gives me too much time to complain.
Spheris--Annual Longevity bonus..
Noticed on MTJobs that Spheris' ad says they pay a longevity bonus. I have been there nearly 5 years and they quit doing that when it was Edix and I never got one. Is anyone receiving this now? Maybe it is the Healthscribe side?
Yeah I did look it up and that is the way I took it.. 1x your annual salary..They do also have long
and short-term disability which may be of help if you are out of work for any length of time.
It is time for their annual over-hire frenzy. sm
Be warned that in about 4 months work will be low and you will be working every day to make lines.
I have just been there a week, do radiology and was only in QA for one week, today I'm out, 3-hour paid training is $200. I think pay is all dependent on experience and etc. line rate I believe is how many lines you type per hour.
Christmas - the annual draining of the working sector bank accounts.
What does anyone know about Orion?
Here's a review from last summer.
A good company will review them
A decent company knows which complaints are true and which are not and will want to weigh the validity of them. Yes, there are some chronic complainers. However, there are also some valid complaints repeatedly discussed here and some downright illegal employment activity complaints also discussed here. Were I an owner of a company, I would certainly WANT to hear feedback from my employees and attempt to come to some kind of reconciliation with them, if possible. If you ask me, this board shows how little communication is going on between employer and employee in this field and how little regard there is for the people who actually produce the work itself.
I posted a review within the past (sm)
week. You should be able to find it if you search a page or two back.
I don't understand - are you still in Focused Review? sm
Error reports - you mean they are sending you feedback for your mistakes? or you are still formally being reviewed?
I work there and have never heard of someone being reviewed for a full couple of weeks.
review typed reports
The only way I know to review reports already typed is they go to QA for anything. Of course, when new, the MT is on full QA.
It sounds like the OP is wanting as much info on DQS as possible, so here are a couple things I don't believe I saw in this thread.
Keep in mind that as new accounts are started, there will also be blanks left, usually for demo things, landmarks, etc., so that is a big help, too.
My LarTech Healthprime review
I have seen some older posts on Lartech Healthprime and I just wanted to give a good update/review on this company as I have 2 years of experience working for them.
Also I just wanted any out-of-work MTs to know that they hired me right out of training (I trained with At-Home Professions) but trust me, they have high standards when it comes to quality and they were patient, gave me a chance and helped me along the way.
My gripes (although this apparently is not LarTech's fault but the hospital account I work for) is that I get paid once a month and sometimes it is later than that, very inconsistent pay :(.
There is only two people I can get a hold of if I have any questions but they don't respond right away which is a downfall since my questions have to do with reports I am currently working on and I don't have time to sit around and lose TAT time waiting for them to get on, all communication is done via Yahoo messenger. They do respond to all E-mails, whether it takes them an hour or a day, they will get back to you.
They also do seem to have a problem with communication, for instance, I have been there for about a year and a half and I was only getting 7 cents standard, 3 cents editing and I asked them for a raise, he came back and said he already gave me a half cent raise and was surprised I didn't get that E-mail.
I know, the pay is super low, but I was out of school for a year looking for a job and nobody would give me a shot but they did and now I have 2 years of experience because of it, it beats the internship I almost chose to do for 6 months right?
Anyways, just wanted to get that info out there for any MT students looking to get their foot in the door, they gave me a chance from a very non-reputable school, why not you!
To clarify. I had a quality review
and the recruiter is the one who called me with the results. I was asking specific questions about the review and certain items they couldn't answer. Is this the norm? I've been an MT for a while but have worked mostly for my own accounts. Working for a transcription company is a new experience for me. I just thought it odd that someone could tell me what I was doing wrong but couldn't explain why?
Review of Transcend for Those Trying to Decide...
First, sympathies to all of you at MDI. Been there, experienced it, it's pretty hellish to be involved in a merger on the best of days.
I've been with Transcend for some time now, and these are the points to consider:
The people are nice for the most part. I know that sounds like damning with faint praise, but I do have to say the TLs and upper management aren't asses about taking time off, helping with QA, etc.. when you can find someone to answer your e-mail.
The dictators aren't terrible. The worst ESLs dictate very rarely, so you only have to deal with them every now and then.
The platform is okay. Could be worse, could be better. I don't like it one bit personally, but to each her own.
Now for the other side of things...
There's no work. The jobs come in VERY slowly; it's the norm for me to log in to find maybe ten jobs waiting for an entire shift. I've spent many a shift checking every hour (as per company direction) to find myself wasting hours sitting at my computer surfing the internet. Yes, you can request secondary accounts... only to find yourself staring at another screen with no work on it. If you're willing to work on five to six accounts, you may be able to make the minimum line count, but I watch the numbers on ALL accounts and they're ALL very low on a consistent basis, so this is doubtful.
It's extremely unlikely you'll make the minimum to qualify for insurance or the sign-on bonus (if MDI-ers are being offered this).
Communication is very poor. It's the norm to send multiple e-mails about an issue to get no reply. The TLs and TMs change constantly and you're not informed.
If you don't make the minimum FT line requirements, you'll be sent letters of commitment which are basically written warnings about lack of production. If you inform them that you'd LIKE to make production but there's NO WORK with which to do so, even on your SECONDARY account, the answer is Try to get on another secondary, but for now we need you to sign this letter and return it. Basically, that translates as You're not making minimum because there's no work, but we're still giving you a warning. After this letter of commitment, they will give you one pay period to achieve the 900$ FT rate, then drop you to PT.
I'm making roughly 500$ PPP right now - started out making around 700$ PPP and watched it steadily decline (instead of increase) as the workload shrank.
I'm sticking it out for another couple of months and then I'm off to other pastures.
Hope this helps someone trying to decide about Transcend. Best of luck to you all, wherever you end up.
Passed in Feb 2008-CMT Review Guide
Wondering. Normal to have your quality review
delivered and discussed with you by the company's recruiter?
NJPR is in NJ, not NY, stands for North Jersey Physicians Review I believe,
try googling for a web page, I am quite sure they have one, you can the info and I think a phone number there to call.
My experience exact opposite- Me willing work 6 days, regular sched, 100% QA last review- Company: N
Me: Ready, willing and able to work 6 days a week, regular schedule, 100% QA my last review, on all ESL's doctors.
Companies: No work. All ESL work. All the worst dictators. No work, did I mention that. Don't want to buy new software or any software to help the MT. Ridiculous formatting rules to decrease my line count. Low line count rate. No holiday pay. Have to work holidays.
Your post was way, way out of line. Maybe you work for a great company, SO tell us who it is.
I've tried 10 companies in 10 years, and they were all the same. Pick my brain and make me work hard, hard, hard for ? 150 lines an hour with ALL ESL, poor sound quality, and then don't really want to pay for the 150 lines, want to jiggle and wiggle it down to 120 or less with rules.
Thanks, That helps me a lot!
Does FutureNet give annual raises or any type of raises? nm
it helps if you put where you live - sm
you stated microcassettes accounts - so more than likely maybe something nearby or a hospital that perhaps still dictates the old fashioned way - (AND YES, THERE ARE HOSPITALS THAT DO STILL USE TAPES!!)
so whereabouts do you live
I am FT clinic if that helps! We need a few more
FT MTs on the account I am on due to them adding 15 docs to us.
thanks, that helps a lot. One more question, please. SM
If I have this installed and the Transnet makes some of my Word commands different, does this mean if I am typing in plain Word, then those commands are still different. In other words, when in plain Word, does Ctrl-S no longer mean Save? Thanks for your help.
Thanks for your message, it helps to know...
I am not alone in this battle. I was naive enough to trust MW and that is my fault, I should have been checking my account all along. Then the fact that they offered no explanation, no compensation for the lost investment that can literally never be recovered, and just blew me off is very upsetting. The head of HR just about hung up on me at the beginning of all this, said she had nothing to do with the 401 and referred me to payroll. What a way to run a business, employer of the year twice no less! I gave my notice but still have a week to work because I feel my integrity and work ethic is something to be proud of, even though they have not been fair to me. Live and learn, and move on is all I can do at this point.
Caller ID Helps Me
I have caller ID and whenever I see an 800 number or one that says caller unknown or an unknown name I just don't bothering answering it.
Thank you for your comments. It sure helps! nm
you don't have to clock out but it helps sm
as far as your lph (lines per hour) rate for bonus money. You finish a job, when you release it, you are asked if you want to release this job yes or no and there is a box that says do you want to clock out. If you want to clock out at that time you put an x in that box and release your job and you get clocked out.
It certainly helps if you're not. :))
what helps me is breaking up my day
in 2 and 3 hour shifts. I can just keep my head above water this way and some days I may go above that point. I have heard a few others here share this same strategy. It is hard to sit here for 8 hours straight, day in and day out. I can produce more in shifts that are broken up. Also find the time of day you feel you are most productive. Good luck!
Ok, that helps! Is there high
turnover or are they acquiring a lot of new accounts?
Any information helps. There's nothing
wrong with tooting your own horn! :)
I guess I was just wanting to know if I would get paid on time for the work I did and if there was a steady work flow. Those are my 2 main questions.
Thanks PTtrans any info helps.