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Do you work for KS or is this just a past experience?

Posted By: nm on 2006-12-29
In Reply to: Keystrokes - susie quintata


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I need a little help. When indicating your past work experience on a resume, should you - sm
include the month/year range you held the position?  If you changed jobs a few times within a year, won't they wonder why you possibly only stayed at a job for a few months?  Any help appreciated.  Thanks! 
From past experience, I would
stay away, far away from Accupro. I was not paid what was due me and was basically called a liar. Bad business ethics.

I know another person who worked for them, who sent an email and had things in it deleted and changed to make her look bad and then had the changed email forwarded to someone else. Stay away, things may have been good a long time ago, but not anymore.
If anybody cares, here is my experience looking for a job for the past 3 weeks

One company writes and says they are hiring and will have a coordinator contact me to schedule testing.  I schedule the test.  She then writes that she will be out of the office and to reschedule with her when she gets back.  When she got back, I wrote her and never heard from her again about rescheduling.  That was a company that begins with the letter F + net.  Not impressed.

Now transcending that scenario, next company that begins with the letter T...I tested and was offered a position by recruiter only to then be told they did not have the speciality I was looking for after being assured they did before testing.  We both agreed to put everything on hold.  Later, she contacts me and points me to a job ad for another company offering the work type I was looking for (?) which was nice but odd but then goes on to say she is leaving herself at the end of the month.  Recruiters at companies helping you find better jobs at other companies?I'm not real impressed.

Now...the company that recruiter referred me to begins with an Arch and hardly any posts on them anywhere to be found.  They tested me and offered me a position to start ASAP on a new account...ASAP drags out 2 weeks and then am told contract negotiations fell through so no account.  I can do another account on a different platform if I want - hmmmm not what I was looking for.  Recap = offered a position on an account they didn't have.  Not impressed.

In the meantime, investigate going back to a company I used to work for that is unmentionable here - begins with a big M.  I used to work for them so I thought go back to my old account.  Three weeks, many e-mails and phone calls later I am hooked up with a recruiting firm they hired and they send me paperwork and schedule me for training.  I complete training last week and have heard nothing from production super as promised but I have received 3 phone calls today from recruiting firm asking me if I need to be scheduled for training (and 2 of those people have never heard of the third person who called me so I am left wondering who I gave my SS# to).  Tried corporate office - no luck - no way to contact anybody.  Recruiter who had me return my paperwork to her does not know if it was received because she doesn't handle that.  Hmmmm....TRULY not impressed.

Another inquiry with yet another company yielded a reply e-mail that stated there was a testing file attached.  Hmmm....no file attached.  Answered that e-mail and have heard nothing since.

What in the world is going on?  Are there truly any good companies left? They keep running ads and complaining about a lack of good MTs when the fault lies possibly, quite possibly, in their complete lack of professionalism that immediately sends up a red flag to prospective employees.  When they get their acts together maybe they will have MTs.

Sorry but I needed to rant!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Past posts have them paying only 7 and 7.5 cpl, even for experience. What about
Based on my past experience, I think they will push everyone...
to be employees so they can lower your cpl rate. Once the company I worked for started pushing employee status, they made it miserable for those of us who wouldn't take the 2 CPL pay cut to be an employee, i.e., not mailing out checks and saying if we were employees, we could have direct deposit, etc.
If you have experience & can get past the negatives, SmartMed uses dial-up & has an ad at top
Anyone work for MAG Mutual now? I saw several past

there now.  I do not think 8 cpl is bad.  Am I crazy?

I am thinking of accepting a position with them so any help would be great!

TIA for your replies!

Anyone work for MAG Mutual now? I saw several past

MTs who work there now.  I don't think 8 cpl is bad.  Am I crazy?

I am thinking of accepting a position with them and want any info.

TIA for your replies!

I work there now, have for the past 2-1/2 years.
What feedback are you looking for?
I work for Axoltol and have in the past been offered

a position with TransTech.  I read on the board that TT does not pay for spaces.  I don't remember from my interview whether they do or not   The money wasn't that great at TT so I turned it down. 

At Axoltol (work there and still can't spell their name but it rhymes with bottle) line rate is 2 cpl what TT offered me.  There aren't production bonues, but there is OT.  Benefits are excellent.  Insurance is very good and cheaper than any I've seen anywhere.  My DH works for an extremely large company and even his insurance isn't as inexpensive.  Insurance starts the first day of the month after you are hired, so if you were to start today insurance would start May 1.   Vision insurance is free, as is long/short-term disability.  

They are rigid about your schedule.  You get to set it, but then they expect you to stick to it, though if you need to go to the doctor or something there isn't a problem getting off.  You are expected to to 1200 lpd/12,000 lines per pay period.  Some days I have trouble doing 1200, but I do extra another day.  Platform is very easy.  One of the things I like most it shows how much you make per report, how much you make per day, how much per pay period, etc.  I like to see the numbers.  I have a goal each month and it motivates me to see the numbers going up.  They provide equipment (even flat screen monitor).  Company is still small but growing.  They don't offshore. 

QA is great, you can see corrected report and also relisten.  You don't get to see old reports from other MTs.

I was worried about being more regimented in my schedule, but it has actually helped me to have more time to do the things I want to do.  Instead of working a bit here and there I sit and get it done.  I'm not tied to my chair, I still take breaks. 

Can you tell I love my job?  


I have mde over 60K doing MT for the past 5 years. Why are you so hesitant to post who you work sm
for?  Yes, I think you are a fraud am I am no jealous in the least.  At least I don't have to lie as a part of my daily business.  You still, an no other  recruiter responding, has had the integrity to post their company name.  No surprise.
You needed a Cphone & 2nd line to work there in the past. nm
But overhire/lack of work for the past few months . . . nm
Transcend running their ads when there has hardly been work this past week.
If your flexible this is the job for you. Feast or famine. Yet, we need to hire more help. How about giving the ones who sit all day waiting to work..some work..
I've had steady work the past 2 days on
my primary account, but I'm pretty sure it only has to do with people being off. I don't think there has been any kind of major change for the greater good or anything. So I'm not getting excited. I'll be back at the soup kitchen probably next week - so someone save my seat!
I work for MDI-MD and have worked part-time for Cobb in the past. sm

It has been about 3 years or so since I worked for Cobb Transcription in Georgia (very nice woman, by the way), so my info may be old, but I'll try to help.

Good dictation quality?

Yes for both MDI-MD and Cobb


Steady work?

MDI:  For the most part, yes.  There have been a few times, but you usually have enough secondary and tertiary accounts to make it through the dry times.

Cobb:  I was doing clinic work -- do not recall any times without work.


What are the work types?

MDI-MD has a few radiology and clinic accounts (I think), but probably the majority of the accounts are acute care.

Cobb may have hospital accounts, but all I did with them was clinic work.

Good platform?

MDI uses Bayscribe -- very easy to use.

Cobb used Word.

Pay rate?

MDI pays better than any other company I have encountered.

Cobb's pay rate is kinda low, as I recall, and it was based on being paid by the character.

Paid for 65 cpl with spaces?

Yes for MDI ... as I mentioned above, Cobb paid by the character.

Do you have a flexible schedule?

Yes to both.  MDI gives you a 24-hour turnaround time to do your work, and I think the same was true with Cobb.

Weekend work mandatory?

MDI:  You are asked to work 2 weekends a month, I think.  I pretty much work every weekend, so not sure about the official rules.

Cobb:  No.

Employee or IC?

MDI:  Statutory employee (they take out FICA, nothing else, so you do not have to pay self-employment tax)

Cobb:  Was IC only


No for both

Low or high volume ESLs?

Probably vaies with the account -- probably average with MDI.

I don't recall any ESLs at Cobb.

Dedicated accounts with the same doctors?

MDI:  You have a primary account and usually a secondary account -- pretty much the same docs.

Cobb:  Yes.

Dialup accepted?

Yes to both, as far as I know.  I have had cable so long, I do not recall.



Good luck with your job search.  Hope this helps.   If you have an offer from MDI, I'd take it -- it is a great place to work!   

I've been on OT all but 2 days the past 4 months. If work is slow
that just means we get a chance to get caught up with TAT.  Get paid for downtime too if no work. 
TransTech LOW and NO WORK consistently for many months now, especially within the past couple

of months when they thought they were getting a new account and hired everyone who called or submitted a resume.  There is just NO WORK for all of us anymore.  Lost account, so what did they do -- put those MT's piled on top of us on our primary account. 

TT is in serious trouble, I do believe, financially.  If they are having to pay MANY MT's, but have few accounts, they won't last for long.  Who is TT's financial backer?????   Do they have one????  Who owns TT???  I once heard a real estate broker owned them.  Wonder how much rent they pay on their office in Houston???  Wonder how many $$$$ in bonuses they are giving out to mgmt-type people????

We TT MT's are seriously hurting financially and getting very stressful on our health and livelihood.  We hear absolutely nothing from mgmt about this situation, but *good things* are coming.  You remember when the Q said the same thing to their MT's a few years ago and it was only beneficial to mgmt.  It was a real crock!!!!!

I must say that my job that I used to enjoy beginning my shift every day is now the MOST stressful thing in my life, and we ALL have stressors of one kind of another, admit or not.  TT has become the biggest stress in my life, without a doubt.  A doctor friend of mine and my own personal doctors say that is what my problem is. 

These MTSO's have gotten just as greedy as GMC and all those other HUGE conglomerates!

I agree. This past year has been terrible with MQ. Never enough work, crappy dictators, no pay for

weekends and holidays anymore etc etc I guess with all their legal woes we are paying for it and then have to have few blanks and 98% QA on dictators I have never even heard of. A joke to be sure and no matter how good the new pay plan is or they allow everyone a window to work then everyone will be working all hours to get lines for incentive which they probably never will. MQ is losing a lot of MTs and I expect that will continue. They seem to just keep pushing and pushing and it almost seems like they want people to leave so it really makes you wonder what is going on here. They really just dont care.

I work on Docuscribe (not MQ) and have also worked on Chartscript in the past. My line counts went
down significantly when I went to the DQS platform.  Don't know if it is being manipulated or not, just simply stating the facts as I have seen them.
Here, here. Exactly my experience also, even down to the 10 year work experience. nm
Has anyone recently left Futurenet Tech due to their lack of work over the past several weeks? nm
I encountered slow to no work the weeks preceding Thanksgiving and several days after but the past
few days it has picked up. Can I ask which account/accounts your on? I think that makes a difference. Mine are part f the Escription platform. I honestly got really ticked a few weeks ago when we had no work and they were still hiring. For one, it's bad enough when we have to share some of our work with the Indians, but how fair it is to hire these poor people who think they are getting work where there is none.  It makes no sense to me either. Why not provide work to your current employees than drive them away by taking on too many new people.  
Concerned about the low work at WebMedx over the past few weeks. Typical for this time of year?
I've not been through a summer with them before. My main account, which always had plenty of work and occasional overtime, has been low for well over a month now. I have 2 backup accounts that are low as well. In fact, all my STM's accounts are very low volume. In all the years I've transcribed, I've never had this problem in August. It worries me more perhaps since I'm ex-MQ and consistent low work was a signal of a major downhill turn for that company. Thanks.
Good & bad posts in the past. Must work 1 Sat. a month. Supposed to be gross line pay. Some days
You really need a lot of experience to work for
I have many years of experience.  Spheris claimed they did not have any work.  I applied, the recruiter called and said there was nothing available.  She called me back asking why I left a former employer.  It was very unprofessional and in my opinion, Spheris is looking for the bait and switch.  I would definitely make sure before signing on with Spheris that you have your ducks in a row.  Good luck.
I work for them now, and this has also been my experience ... sm
Constantly out of work, even with backup accounts. Wonderful company with very good pay, great flexibility, nice people, but with all of this the bottom line is that I have bills to pay, and I can't pay them when I can't count on a steady workload. Like others I am scanning the system around the clock and, as I said, have backups. The work just isn't consistent.
I work there. Experience all positive.sm
Pay is excellent by the minute or gross line. Company is well run, everyone is nice, and professional. Pay is always correct and on time. They do not outsource.
Guess everyone has a different experience. I work
at Meridian and have not once been yelled at, even when I made a horrific mistake (pulling up wrong patient to transcribe report on). I have been there just over a year and absolutely love it.
My experience was low pay, low work volumes
But they were very nice. Unfortunately, nice doesn't pay the bills. :/
Same experience. Half the pay for doing work that would take
That's your experience. The hospital I work for
has staff available 24/7. We have several major hospitals in the area that run 24/7 in most departments. Each area of the country is different. I have NEVER run out of work on the weekends and I transcribe everything from radiology, ops, to simple ER reports.
Yes, experience does not always equal quality work!
I have read that, but wonder if anyone has enjoyed their work experience or.....
if anyone had any problems with the VNC connection as far as privacy issues??? Everything else seems great??
My experience is work volumes fluctuate SM
but fairly predictably, and a full shift is virtually always available IF you choose to adapt work schedule for those days and periods when work is plentiful.

Until recently health benefits were available for a 36-hour workweek, now it's a 40-hour work week with some flexibility.

Working that full schedule, though, a skilled MLS (medical language specialist) with a well-developed and used Expander who is familiar with the assigned accounts can make good money, and many do. The incentive bonus schedule is quite good and rewarding to high producers.

Percentage of ESL is quite high, but they're as doable as any others once familiarity with their dictation is achieved (typically they know we can't understand them and try to vary as little as possible from their standard verbage).

WebMedx specializes in mid-sized community medical centers. No Cleveland Clinics or UCLA MC here, which is the biggest drawback I know of, really the only one, with this company. This type of workload does contribute to getting that high-line-count familiarity, though. Accounts and formats are typically easy to learn, with relatively little in the way of fussy individuality to keep track of.

I do believe WebMedx is genuinely trying to get and hold onto good people by treating them well. Absolutely no complaints in that regard in all the time I've worked there.

So, welcome, NN, and best wishes on your decision, Decision. :)
Most hospitals will. Pay your dues (work cheaper to get experience.)

Anyone work for Milner in Atlanta who would share your experience? Thanks! nm
Anybody work for PMSI? Would love to hear your experience.
Anyone currently work for All Type or have recent experience with the company? sm

I'm currently exploring my options, and was impressed with the $1000 signon bonus offered, but wondering about the usual things -- quality and quantity of work available, pay on time, etc.


Any input would be appreciated. 

Used to work there. Terrible experience. They may have changed their ways, tho
I don't work there, but with 34 years of experience, their starting wage was sm

just a little over 6 cpl.  I am amazed that companies get away with paying such low wages.  Good luck if you decide to go there.

Same experience...awesome to work for, horrible platform..sm
I've been an MT for close to 20 years and am most productive on ER accounts where I can create my own templates and Expanders out the ying yang. After 2 months and the worst line counts of my entire career, I had to move on. I do want to point out that PM does have some of the nicest, most helpful staff I've ever worked for! The platform is the ONLY reason I left.
Does anyone have actual experience in the quality of off-shore work?
A physical therapist in my area said they kept a file of the funniest errors they received from the off-shore work. I do believe that most of the hospital staff that get the work back care diddly-squat about quality -- it's probably not read, only filed.
Speaking from experience.. you work all day and make nothing. I also have worked for other companies
on Escription and made a lot more.I just came to the conclusion that they do not pay for headers, footers, spaces etc.. I swear I would work 8 hours and be lucky to make $50. It was my first Escription account so when I changed companies I could not believe it. I make in a few hours what took me 10-12 hours to make at Focus. Dont waste your time. They design it so you dont make any money. What a waste of time working there.
YOu had a bad experience with Phoenix MedCom because you kept making so many errors that your work
couldn't stand on its own. They made threats because a doctor complained about your work week after week. They paid you experienced rates and it wasn't fair to others who could do the job without needing every single line proofed. Doctors refused to have you on their account and you almost cost them one. I am the QA person and I know who you are, and the unprofessional work that you did and your unprofessional behavior. Why malign a good company? Why not just accept it wasn't for you and walk away with some dignity. THey allowed you to do that. Leave them alone.Move on and see if there's somewhere out there that will accept your shoddy work.
Anyone work for Spheris doing VR? Could you share experience, pay, line count etc..
Also, what are the benefits like i.e., medical insurance etc??
No experience, but was told that work is assigned, no pools, and it's still 8cpl as an IC. nm
Anyone with work experience to share on All Type? Choice time once again.....sm
and very happy holidays and merry christmas to everyone out there!  TIA! 
Hepworth Transcription. Any infor or work experience? You can email if you if you want to


What in your experience is the most efficient Word-based radiology platform to work on? nm
RE: What in your experience is the most efficient Word-based radiology platform to work on? nm