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Anyone here working with 2 different companies who both use DQS but different versions. Can you

Posted By: Snowbird on 2008-10-25
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tell me what happens with this or can this be worked out reasonably without a lot of trouble.  One uses the older version and the other uses the most recent version with Qasar.

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The versions are probably the same.
QASAR is a COMPONENT of DQS...not a version. You should be able to log in to both companies even though one company uses QASAR and one doesn't. I have worked for MQ and DSG using the same pc. No issues.
The set ups/versions would have to be exactly the same, otherwise they could interfere with each
Can you run 2 different versions of ExText on one PC?
I work for a company that uses ExText. Ive been offered another position as an IC with a local place that also uses ExText, but said it may be an older version. Does anyone know if it is possible to run 2 separate versions (not at the same time)?
They don't provide the standalone versions of that software.
It's built into their system. You can't use it for anything else. I don't do easy clinic notes either, so your feeble attempt at slamming me won't work. It's not the content that sucks; it's the quality.
But it is referring mainly to Versions and e.Chart, not specifically sm
what you mentioned in your original post. I hope it works for you. Overall, for me, platform works well and I'm always sorry to see someone (not you) dis the whole company b/c they have individual issues which could be ISP related. Keeping fingers crossed for you.
working for 3 companies
Do you find that keeping up with 3 different invoices is difficult, or do you manage without getting confused? I've done that before (worked for 3 different companies) and I had some trouble remembering when to send invoices for each as they were all different, until I got used to it.
Not working for these companies and
Like I said, all potential candidates are strangers aren't they? I certainly cannot make a company hire anyone. They were looking for PT and I happen to know of a couple who hire PT and a couple I have worked for that are good. I can't call it referring them.....more like giving them the info and they can contact the company for themselves. They will have to do the testing just as I did. I didn't leave them my name and there was no Oh by the way, tell them so and so referred you. Why do you find it odd to give a company name to someone who is looking for a job? Like I said, they have to do the testing and if they pass and a job is offered, that is between the company and the poster, nothing to do with me. I have never acted like a friend but I am a caring fellow MT and I do hope the company info I gave will work out for them.
I think they are working for the companies they advise us against!!
I am beginning to think they are working for the companies they advise us against so we won't take their work !!
Is anyone working on DQS for 2 different companies and how does this work out for you. nm
Are there any companies out there who let you get away without working your schedule?

I'm looking for a second job.    I could use some more $$$, but I think I would prefer to work for one that's laid-back.  I heard of one once but have no idea what its name was. 

you are working slave wages! Companies sm
were paying that wage in 1980 where I lived at and that was on the gross line not 65 character. I just got hired by a company today that their base rate is 8 cpl and goes higher for experience. You are getting ripped off for sure!
Fingers not working. I meant between companies. sm
On rereading my post, I should have said often times the negative posts and great posts. Not all.

There are some bad companies out there. There are some great companies out there. It is hard to sort through the trolls and cheerleaders.
sick of working for crappy companies?
I have been thinking about starting my own company. I have done some research and it looks like all I really need is an FTP site, handhelds (that the doc's purchase themselves), and to get accounts. If anyone is interested in doing this with me let me know...or if anyone has any other information on starting a company input would be appreciated!

Why are we working as IC's and the companies are making profits off of us? Let's cut out the middle man and make the money we deserve!!

My idea is that a bunch of us get together and create a business. We put together a good sales letter...we all do our part in mailing these letters out, i.e., finding accounts.. We decide how much we want to charge per line, (I believe the going rate is around 11-14 cents a line).

These are just some ideas....Anyone interested??
Anyone working with companies that use DQS that also use Qasar and opinion on this. nm
Which companies pay for holidays -- not working the holiday but OFF

I'm talking like the office (in-house employees) do -- LIKE LOCKING THE DOORS -- want to lock my at-home office door and know that I am GETTING PAID for the holiday as I lock the door behind me and enjoy the day off as my fellow in-house office employees do.  

I understand keeping a skeleton crew of at-home MT's working the holidays, but we should be paid for those holidays just as the in-house employees get paid for those and don't have to worry, but go home and enjoy the holiday.  What is the reason behind management's thinking on this??  Just because they know the in-house people face-to-face, does not mean that we at-home employees of whom they have never seen our face, should not get paid for holidays.  I think the in-office employees should wear our shoes for a year (working ALL holidays WITHOUT PAY) and see how they feel about the subject.  I can assure they would be pressing management to make a policy change in a HURRY. 

Conflict of interest working for 2 companies?

Has anyone ever come across a company that makes you sign paperwork stating that you are not working for another company.  I need a second part-time job, finally found one and while filling out the paperwork I came across this.  I didn't tell them I was working for another company during the interview but also did not deny it.  Should I give up the second or just not tell?

Y don't companies with employee and IC status stop the ICs from working
when work is slow? Is it because they don't want their FT employees to get enough lines to keep benefits?  The ICs can say when they will work, when they will take off, so the companies should do the same for them.  No wonder there is no loyalty to companies. 
Ditto.. Over 13 years experience working in hospitals doing all types of reports, currently working
for a national etc.. and Spheris told me I didnt have the qualifications. What cracked me up was the hospital I was working at at the time contracted some of our work out to them.. What a joke..I was good enough to work for a hospital and gave them work, yet not qualified enough for them. What is wrong with this picture.
MQ same situation. No pay for working holidays, no pay for working weekends nothing. Now noone works
much anymore and so they jerk the work out of the accounts to some place that throws it back with a lot of bad bad quality. This is the NE region. I dont know what the others are doing.
working from home is awesome but working for DSG is not...
horrible dictators, sound quality is bad, no answers to emails and they run out of work consistently...that is just my experience though...
TransTech and Medware, are these companies considered large, medium-sized or small companies? (sm)
Yikes.. That is only inline with companies like Focus and such. "Real" companies pay their MTs
decent rate.  I make over 5 cpl editing. So, if I got that slap in the face, I'd be outta there.
Do the research...most companies, and not just MT companies, do not pay for maternity leave...
we get time off but not paid...and I really don't even understand the point of you posting this...
How do you know which companies are Nationals and which are smaller companies.
Is there a list somewhere? I'm new to this.
By "most of the companies", I meant MORE than MT companies.
Sten-Tel is the platform. Different companies use it, pay and how companies run are different. nm
Nobody said MT companies were not for profit companies. (sm)....
As MTs we are an important segment of what it takes for the company to thrive, but we are still just part of the whole structure.

Not trying to be argumentative, just think sometimes we get that "I'm the quarterback" attitude and forget that we can't get anywhere without our line men.
Companies that outsource to other companies?
Anyone know of any reliable companies that will outsource to American companies and pay a decent line rate? I am amazed at what the companies charge and then want to offer in this business anymore.

So how is that working out for you?
Really? I'm working, too.
However, I'm working at the part-time job I was forced to get as soon as I figured out Transcend was screwing me.  I have nearly 1,800 lines in so far today.  How many do you have?
Are you still working for them? LOL
If you are, why don't you take your own advice -- leave. You're no victim except of yourself.

If you're not working for them, what's it to you? We're all adults.

Whether or not a company is "good" or "bad" (such juvenille generalizations, lol) is a matter of perspective and there are PLENTY of us who don't share your views.
Are you working for them now?
I just interviewed with them yesterday and have not heard back.  Are you working for them now?  How is that working out for you?  Are you happy?  Thanks
I, too have worked for other services. I think Transcend is excellent. You can make as much or as little as you want. I agree with you everyone is very nice and helpful and easy to talk to and most helpful. I have a different job at Transcend now and I think that very much, but I also transcribe whenever I get a chance.
are you still working for them?
I liked working for them but there
wasn't enough work on the 2 accounts that I was on to justify the fee for leasing the equip and I don't make enough yet to make purchases like dictaphone, lanier, etc.  they always pay on time and CORRECTLY!  if I ever purchase equipment like that I'll definitely be contacting them again.
And how would you know who is working and
I sure don't!
She could have another job and working before she would even
begin to qualify for unemployment. Why put herself through that anguish. She should resign and move on. She'd have a job in one day it is my guess. Unemployment should not even be an issue here. Most people can find jobs in this business very easily.
Who are you working for now? nm
Yes, it's working now.
I am not working for them anyway, so
PTS Dictation in Florida. They said that they only get 8 cpl, and that is why they only pay 6 cpl, and yes based upon a 65 character line. That is not my problem they don't get paid like they should. I don't work for anything less than 8 cpl.
Working for nothing
You must not be in desperate need for making any kind of money because that company paid me terrible! $4.25 per 1,000 words. I can make more money working at McDonald's flipping hamburgers!!

Not a good company to work for! Would not recommend it to anybody!
been working with them 5 yrs now - sm
owner is not very organized and was getting paid 15th and end of month but she has stretched it out to every 3 weeks now but accounts are SUPERB and once you get past the disorganization they pretty much leave you alone to work.
Oh like you are working....
If you have to keep replying obviously you are unemployed. I am not bashing anyone. You are a few others are the only ones calling people names. I never called you a name but you called me a loser. And I do think it is funny, no hilarious, because you so angry and frustrated? Do like the above poster said, take a pill!!
I don't know what you mean - it's working for me. nm
I have been working for them for 6----
months.   They are very nice people.  Pay is on time.  Good communication.   QA is excellent.   I am happy with them.  If you have any more questions you may email me. 
Still, would be like working for nothing....
I like what I do for a living but not that much!
You must be one of the ones let go for not working??!!
I know we do have a few sour employees who chose not do complete their files within TAT and thought they could just keep going. So yes, i'm sure they are angry they got fired and they will be angry at the next company that fires them for the same thing. Sad, really!
For those working for OSI...

How do you like it?  I am considering doing their mentoring program, but it says you have to commit to a year full time following mentoring training.  What is their scheduling like?  Is there always a weekend day included?  Is it set hours every day?  Is the pay pretty good?  How about the accounts and platform? 

I'm sure there is info out there on them, but trying to search this forum is frustrating.  I don't want to see messages from two years ago! 

Thanks to anyone who can shed some light so that I can see if this is a worthwhile investment to make (in having to commit to a year full time). 

For anyone working for QED...sm

Would someone currently working for QED please e-mail me?  TIA

not working
Are you working actively, i mean right now, at Transtech. I too have been there a while and they are an okay company but for the last 6 months or so the work has been little to nil and I am thinking about moving around but at this moment I really would not recommend them.
not working
I think MT should be pain for downtime because 9 times out of 10 you are still sitting at your computer waiting for jobs/work to come in so technically you are still on the job. Another thing is that I hear make up your lines and/or your time but in my opinion I think the employer should compensate the MTs some kind of way instead of expecting the MTs to make up time because as stated earlier the MT was sitting at the desk waiting for the work to come in but if its not there how can it be done. Over the last few months I have tried to look at it both ways because my company has had very little to no work coming through for me. I don't hold my employer accountable per se but I feel that my employer is not seeing it from both ends when I am told by my employer to make up your lines/time before the pay period is up because obviously the work is not there.