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Another Crushed United States Income Source

Posted By: ExAcusisMT on 2009-09-01
In Reply to: MDI = Moving Dictation to India - ad nauseum


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I though unions not legal in some states (right-to-work states) nm
Name the source

If it's someone we're familiar with you might have help in getting paid.

The source is:
The American Dictionary of the ENGLISH language:

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Your search [word => 'catastrophy' ] returned 1 result.


1. The change or revolution which produces the final event of a dramatic piece; or the unfolding and winding up of the plot, clearing up difficulties, and closing the play. The ancients divided a play into the protasis, epitasis, catastasis, and catastrophy; the introduction, continuance, heightening, and development or conclusion.

2. A final event; conclusion; generally, an unfortunate conclusion, calamity, or disaster.


I have never heard of your 'hard' book?'

Maybe it is the 'Hard' book of the AMERICAN language. I do not trust your 'hard' book.

Shouldn't this at least be Hand' book ?

I told you already that BOTH WAYS are acceptable.
SecureMT Source
If you are still interested would be happy to share my experience
More than one smart-source. sm

The smart-sourcing involves more than one hospital.  It is a good fit for me.  I had to try a couple of places and a DR smart source account is an excellent fit for me.  There are not mutiple recruiters either, and to suggest the recruiter comes on this board as an MT is comical, to me.  I think she might be busy DOING HER JOB.  Try it.

SecureMT source

Just wondering if anyone works for SecureMT Source or MD-IT out of Louisville, KY.  What platform do they use, user friendly and will it work with my Instant Text?

Thanks in advance.

Can't say how I know..third party source..
but I just looked at their site and I don't see where it says they don't offshore work...they do. Yes, they are US based but they do send work offshore.
Any info on SecureMT Source?
Be realistic - not everyone can get the smart source
account because not everyone lives in the states that are applicable to those accounts. I was stuck doing the multiple cruddy hospital accounts. It would have been fine if I could have stayed on one hospital, but I was jumped from hospital to hospital and hospital. Let's face it, it gets pretty damn hard to get a 1200 line count when you are being jumped from one account to another to another throughout the day. But I'm sure there are super transcriptionists with every company that can do it; I'm not one of them. I had no problem reaching 1800 on one account, but I had to be left ON ONE ACCOUNT to get to it!

And to the poster above - yes, the recruiterS (with an S) do pose as employees on this board. So keep on laughing. It's not a big secret at the company.
Any info on SecureMT Source? sm
I cannot find much in the archives.  Any info is appreciated.  Thanks.
Name your source and the total quote
Its irresponsible of you to suggest that Obama (or McCain for that matter) wants to put records online implying they could be unprotected.

So name your source, and the entire quote and then WE can determine what the position actually is...
source, please? In my hard book
Webster's there is only an e, no y. Need to know if this has changed and I don't trust Google on everything.
Sorry - meant, "Consider the SOURCE.NM

Umm - let me guess - you're NOT the only source
okay nervous nellies, consider the source and their agenda
there are so many people that want to see the 'giant' fall -- they throw out statements with nothing to back it up -- hoping everyone runs scared and they can help MQ fall. Well it ain't gonna happen. You provide no facts. Every thing this company is doing shows it is improving and getting stronger. So go cry in a corner and quit the chicken-little theatrics of "the sky is falling!!". MQ is the biggest and getting better and has a lot of happy MTs that are too smart for your antics.
No way. I work there and have asked a very reliable source who would know. nm


I dont know how this "main" India source is, do you?
All I know is that the Indians are partnered up with Transcend. They are sharing work with our overseas partners as the supervisors call them. What a slap in our face.
Further away you get from primary source, more chance for errors
But can you explain what you mean by true QA editing? Isn't all editing of VR true editing? Or are you QA'ing what has already been edited? Sorry - clear as mud I know. Hope you get what I mean.
the "Smart Source" poster has posted the same exact
response many many times. Keep in mind that the only reason you got a Smart Source account is because you lived in a state that allowed you to work on that account. There are MANY OF US that live in states that cannot get Smart Source accounts.

But I'm probably not responding to a Transcriptionist but rather a recruiter for DKR ...
No outside income
I do support myself and my child on my MT pay only. I work for a wonderful company, which I will not name because a lot of people on here always have bad comments to make about them, paid by the gross line and can do about 2600 lines in 6 hours. It is just a matter of finding the right company and, for me, having the right attitude. I know comments are going to be made that no one can produce that many lines in 6 hours but remember, they are gross so you have to take away 25-30% of the total line for cpl.
I have not made that little of money since the first year I got started doing MT. You consider that good money??? If I made anything close to under $30 an hour I would consider it a very bad production day... I am not trying to brag either. I am just amazed that in this day and age and for what we have to deal with day in and day out, that $24 is good money.
My income is way, way down
due to lack of work, and I see so many people in management resigning and I am worried.
decreases on a yearly basis, as opposed to other industries where your salary is supposed to increase with each year of experience.
United TR
Would love to hear from anyone who works for this company. Pay? Benefits? Work load? Do they provide equipment? Any info is greatly appreciated.
I tested with them and they had one very unreasonable transcription test (one particular note) that totally turned me off.  Horrible sound quality on top of a heavy ESL accent.  I was afraid that was a hint on what was to come with that company so I never finished the test. 
income the first year
So true. I have been saying that for the last two years!  All we heard about in class is how much money we could make and how many jobs there were. They forgot to mention that those figures pertained to experienced transcriptionists.  I just completed my first year working for a local practice and will probably make about $10,000 after countless hours in front of the computer.  The truth is you go to school for a year or two, and when you get out, you will continue to be schooling for quite some time.  It's several years of investment to actually start earning a real income. I am just ready now to feel confident about taking on additional work, and my goal is to double what I did this year by this time next year. More would be great, BUT I have learned to be realistic.  I wish the schools would be honest about the investment involved.  I like what I am doing, and I feel like I am at a crossroads where I am choosing to continue to go forward, but it's been hard to hang on financially to get to this point. I have other work that I do that I actually thought I would have been in a position to give up quickly after school. Students should be given a realistic picture of the time and investment involved, so they can make an educated decision about going forward with the course.  But, I doubt that will happen.  I think enrollment would drop substantially.  
Umm, sales tax is different from income tax
sales tax is a tax added onto goods sold.  Income tax, Social Security, Self-Employment tax is different from sales tax. 
Six figure income??? sm
  Billers and Coders post says six figure income......yea, right!!!   Same post several times.......looks suspicious to me.  Maybe if you owned the company, you could get six figures....
60K middle income?
Heck, I work for a small community hosp as employee making $35K, which is middle income in rural WI. 
Isn't there an income limit that you

can make and after that you have to pay in?

My gram worked after she started drawing, and I'm pretty sure there are income limits on this kind of thing. 

United Tran
What is the deal with United Tran?  Is it a reputable company?  Reading an ad from them, I thought it sounded good; but then when I went to their website, I noticed some misspellings.  Just made me wonder.  What does anyone know about them?
United Transcription
Recruiter, Melissa, had me do a questionaire first. after she was satisfied with this, she wanted to send me a pre-employment screening test. However, it looked like she was only going to send it to me if I had planning on taking it RIGHT THEN AND THERE just because it was timed and needed to be back in 24 hours (we are about 6 hours apart, and I do have another job). She did this twice. I waited for days. Why couldn't she just send the test as an attachment to download like NORMAL companies would?????

I finally emailed the company and told them how unprofessional they were, particularly Melissa, and that they actually did me a favor.

United Transcription

Can anyone tell me anything about United Transcription? I've done a search and cannot come up with much.  TIA!

I think there is a United Transcription in NC, not SC. (sm)
... and there is another company out of India. The one in NC is not a scam, though they are a young company. When I talked to them, it sounded like they used fabulous software. The bad thing is that they still don't seem to have a website, which I think they should so people could more easily distinguish them from the Indian company.
Does anyone know anything about United Transcription?

The ad looks like it's a good company to work for, but looks can be deceiving.  Anyone have personal experience with them currently or in the past?  TIA

United Transcription

Does anyone currently work for this company or has worked for this company in the past?  If so, give me the good, the bad, the ugly and otherwise!


United Tran
Yes...I did research on United Tran through the BBS and what I found is that they are out of Florida.  This is a company that has changed their name.  I can't remember but it seems that the origional company was out of Colorado then moved to Florida and started under a different name and now it is United Tran.  Be careful on this one....look at the BBS report.
United Stinks!
I tried to work for United for a few days.  I specified MULTIPLE times I am NOT a morning person.  They disrespected me and called ALL DAY, started phoning before 7 a.m. to ensure I don't sleep at all since I went to bed after 6 a.m.!!!!  They sent an email telling me to phone them when I feel like speaking to them.  Great...I won't break any nails dialing the phone - TWO MORE STAFF PEOPLE CALLED ME TO HARASS FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Why were they calling?  To ask why I was not typing right then!!!  Well duh!!!  Second shift begins at 3 p.m. my time and all this drama was going on at 1 p.m. my time!!!!!!!!!!  HELLO!!!!!!!!!  GET AN EDUCATION!!!!!!!!  LEARN THE TIME ZONES JERKS!!!!!!!!!  So, for the money and the harassment and the sweat shop atmosphere, I recommend any other company. This one is not worth the hassle, the time, or the energy since the staff is disrespectful, hateful, inflexible, inconsiderate, unprofessional and unacceptable.  Is the money even worth it?  No, for my 15 years' experience, they offered 0.08 a line.  Oh..another thing...I told them I would work this weekend - they don't have an auto job feed so it took over 3-4 hours for someone to 'send me work since their system is antiquated.  Yes, you have to rely on someone to send you work in order to have anything to type and then they send you 2 jobs, you type, you request more work, and you get more work after having downtime of 2 hours.  So...in 8 hours, you are lucky to have typed 5-8 jobs.  So, to get up to 15 jobs, count on 12-16 hours a day!!!! 
United Transcription

Will you email me with the details. 


Has anyone heard of United Transcription?

Anyone know about United Transcription

Just want to know what they pay before I go and take the voice test.


Any info is appreciated, Thanx!

United Transcription in NC
Does anyone have any experience with this company?  Thanks!
Okay, thanks - I'll assume that no bad input regarding this company is a good sign!
Skilled and United. sm
skilled transcription and/or United transcription both located in Charlotte NC. Anybody work for them? How do you like it?
United Transcription
Saw an ad for United Transcription on another website..wondering if anyone has any info on them?  TIA
did you mean to say state income tax instead of sales tax?
taxes for the people who live in those states. I believe all other states require income tax to be withheld for the state it is earned in IF the employer meets the qualifications of the employee's state of residence.

Another good reason to ask a tax specialist.
Never mind. I see that they don't as Florida has no income tax. nm
Average annual income!
They all have lines and Keystrokes and little formulas but the average annual income tells it all.
Take out 25% of your gross income every week. sm
As an IC, your tax base is usually 25-30% of your gross income. That should cover all taxes, including state, Federal, and FICA.

Been an IC for 20 years now.