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Any one work for The Word Pros - any information nm

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Pros: Good platform. Don't run out of work. I only know one manager, and she is nice. They don't bombard you with nasty emails. 

Cons: QA team is snooty-snooty-snooty and makes a lot of mistakes themselves. Not sure but I think there is a lot of cherry picking going on because all I get is junk and my account is easy. I feel bad about sending QA blanks because they have a bad attitude about it. Training pay is only $8 an hour. I heard that you can get paid more than that at some other companies.

I guess it could change for the worst as I get used to them. More pros than cons.

Pros and Cons
What do you find important in a job? Do you need/what insurance? Do you want someone else to be responsible for the equipment? Do you have a problem putting money back to pay your taxes? Do want a strict 9-5 job or do you want to be flexible?

As an IC you have to pay your own taxes, keep up your own equipment, usually no insurance from company, though you may have the flexibility you might also find you work more hours throughout the week to the keep the account in TAT. The reason for this is because companies that hire ICs usually do not overstock the MT pond and work is very plentiful.

ICs are usually paid a better line rate because they do not get all the other benefits. Tax write-offs are there but are not great unless you rent an office and have some major expenses.

So really it just depends on what you are looking for. As they say, dfferent strokes for different folks.

All of these things can be pros and cons for both employee and IC. You have to decide what is important to you and how it works in your life.
Pros Vs Cons
My experience wasn't quite as bad as others but ended quite poorly.

Having just ended 1 year and 11 months with SoftScript, here's some insight:

---In all that time, they were out of work exactly twice, for a matter of minutes--that's a big deal to me in this industry in which lack of consistent availability of work has been (in my 19 years) a chronic problem.
---They're good about sticking you with specific accounts and dictators so you can get familiar with them--also a big deal if you've ever pulled up work from new clinicians and accounts on a daily basis, quite a headache.
---Likewise, if they say, e.g., in my case, you're going to be doing ER notes exclusively, that's what you'll get, ditto for ESLs, unlike quite a few companies who promise only say 25% ESLs and mostly, say, discharge summaries, then, as just happened with me with another interim company, start glomming nothing but ESLs and/or OP notes onto you.

---They do have a lot of ESLs, counterbalanced with, again, the fact that you get the same ones over and over and at least have a chance to get to know them individually, and I only encountered one that was all that bad. In fact, the worst dictator I encountered with them was obviously U.S.-born but blithered along in jibberish like he was on a major speed trip--blanks everywhere. However, if you just can't stand ESLs at all, don't go with them, at least not in ER work (about 80 to 90% of what I did).
Conversely, if you don't like ESLs but recognize that you're GOING to have to get over it (40+% of doctors in the U.S. are ESL, and the numbers are growing), SoftScript might be the one with whom to get your feet wet.
---Payroll is usually on-time, but they do use an outside company for this and occasionally are off by a few days.
---They started out very laid-back about flexible schedules; as long as linecount quotas were met, no big deal; then, the last few months, they kept calling to try to pin me down. If you can stand to work a rigid schedule, go make better money in an office; schedule flexibility is supposed to be one of the biggest benefits of home-based work, isn't it?
---The BIG one: Likewise, after almost 20 years, I just can't produce like I used to and, at their request, sent them medical documentation as to why this was the case, after which, with no warning whatsoever, they fired me, and this was right after a night when I did some extra work they suddenly desperately needed someone to do.
Some legal eagle friends (including a judge) have told me I have an Americans With Disabilities case against them, and if I hadn't gotten another position to occupy my time and bring in the money, and if ADL cases didn't usually take so many YEARS, I would be sorely tempted to pursue a case.

BTW, don't ever let fear hold you back from such action. There is precident now, yes, even for ICs. I'm one of the few males you'll probably ever encounter (though probably only because there are so few of us in MT work) who won a sex discrimination claim against a pink collar employer--took about six months and we settled out of court rather than had a trial, but I'd do it all over again if I felt the (especially financial) need, which I don't now.

Thanks for the chance to process all this, hope it was helpful.

Again, after almost two years, I did find the ultimate result with SoftScript ungrateful to say the least, but, again, they did have that rare and important quality above--consistent availability of work--throughout that time; that's important if you're not independently wealthy--and if you are, what the heck are you doing reading this?! --CTToth@Yahoo.com
Pros and Cons

Having done both since the beginning of time I have formed this chart:


The thermostat for heat and air conditioning is yours and yours alone!

You can work around your favorite soap opera! 

You can buy an espresso machine and make your own lattes and save a bundle on that alone! 

You can eat when you want, where you want or if you want, and choose your own food from your own refrigerator for lunch and start dinner on your breaks!

You can wear sweat or jammies and save all your best clothes.  You can throw all your pantyhose in the trash (maybe your bra too if you are daring enough). 

When you get up to stretch you can throw in a load of clothes. 

You can work as much or little as you choose and at the times you want to! 

You can type barefooted or outside in your patio. 

You can choose your own equipment and software much of the time!


You have to do your own taxes and/or quarterlies. 

You have to pay for your own equipment and get it repaired. 

Sometimes the doorbell or phone rings and no one else will get up to answer it and it breaks your rhythm. 

Sometimes when you are wearing your sweats even though you are most comfortable you wonder if you are turning into a bag lady. 

If some of your accounts are contracted by you personally then you need to deal with the office or hospital medical records politics yourself and may need to drive over there to pick up and deliver, attend a meeting, renegotiation.  You may wish to have a service pick up and deliver work if they use tapes and you usually pay for this yourself unless you are fortunate and the docs pay for it.  . 

For me the pros won out every time I reconsidered and I am still here, still working, still getting paid and wearing what I want with a smile on my face most of the time.  My sisters who stayed at the hospital still have not gotten a raise in 10 years and are wearing pantyhose.  So, who is lucky?   

Pros and cons
Yeah!! I am just completing my course and viewing some of the posts has me a bit worried. Thank you for the positive spin.

Pros and cons
Please post pros and cons for this company. Would like to know if you have enough work, flexible schedule, QA staff good, average starting cpl rate for experienced transcriptionist. TIA
Great company - the woman who's the lead Transcriptionist (mostly completely in charge, really) is great. Always there for you, always ready to answer questions. Line rate is average/slightly better than for a decent IC position, but it's pretty easy to make well over the average number of lines, 'cause you typically have the same dictators every day. Paid headers, footers, etc. The best part is the amount of work - it's limitless right now. Still, no one bugs you to take too much. You just have to get done what you take.

Even though you're IC, you do get 2 weeks paid vacay per year after being with them for a year.

Cons: Right now (which I believe they are changing by hiring on new staff), you mostly deal with Indian guys who seem like they're not 100% sure what they're doing all the time, and they can be a little difficult to deal with (not mean, just confusing). However, CardioScribes doesn't offshore. I'm not sure about their sister company, MediScribes, but I made sure to ask twice about whether or not CS does.

Also, because they're growing so rapidly right now, it seems like they don't have a good, stable support system in place, so things are pretty hectic sometimes. However, this has NEVER translated into anyone getting angry or anything. It's just taken patience.

On a scale of 1-10 in terms of companies I've worked for, I would give them a 6-7 right now, but I fully believe they'll be a 9 within months, after hiring the right management and getting accounts nailed down.


Thank you for the information, and I agree that no company is 100%.  As long as they do a fair line count, have sufficient work, and pay on time, I am happy.