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Good news to hear! At least some companies are

Posted By: QA3 on 2005-12-26
In Reply to: Keystrokes announces 2006 benefits package sm - Keystrokes Management Team

trying!  Best of luck to you in 2006!

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No news is good news for me. I check my audited reports all the time
If I need to talk with one of them, I call or IM them.  But, no, I have learned that if I am doing a good job, they leave you alone to do your work.  They are not in any way a company that micromanages as long as you do what you are supposed to.  If you give them a reason to think you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing, they will keep an eye out on your work, etc. 
I thought no news is good news, too. Then got email about
No news is good news! If there's a problem, they'll
I guess no news is good news! :-)
Thanks anyway!
If no news is good news why is a person
I agree - no news is good news - sm
They are busy making sure you have work and want you to stay productive and busy.  What is there to talk about?  I personally like being left alone to do my work.  As long as you get a check and the work keeps flowing, just do your thing! 
NO..the only place I ever hear news on MQ is on MTStars.
Most of the time they don't even know who is working for them.  They never call.  They never write.
Sometimes.....NO news is Good news. sm
Maybe you are doing just fine and everything is correct. Maybe they do no feel you need feedback because your quality is excellent!!

Good thought for the day :-) !!
good news and bad news ----
Good - plenty of work, just landed a new acct.

Bad - Check posts from a few weeks back. Out of the blue, everyone got a huge pay cut.
I like that news! Are you sure companies
will say it can work with whatever system they have? Is it secure? I am ready, where do I sign up? Can't get anything where I am. Who do I call?
Any good news on MDI-MD?
For some reason I can't get my search to work.  I think there've been some posts in the past, but anyway, any current information on status there and how do you like it?  tia
So what else is new? When do they ever get any GOOD news?
good news for you is
bad news for a new KS mt. only answers came from that person who was just gone 1 day and just a grumpy guy left for computer help. still call the other person b/c she was friendly and very good to me. the others are too busy. no one can tell me who I can talk to. resume is out there because no promises were kept. very disappointed.
The good news is that...

there ARE companies paying 10 cpl now.  Honest.  I work for one as an employee paying me 10 cpl and I work for two more companies as an independent contractor and am paid 11.5 cpl.  These rates are based on 65 characters per line including spaces.  They DO exist.  I won't name them though because I am currently employed/contracted by them and I do not discuss money/pay regarding those I am working for at present.

My best advice would be to have a good well-rounded resume including proficiency with ESL dictators, do excellent on testing (check and re-check everything, time permitting), and when asked what pay rate you are looking for, don't hesitate to say it. 

Not good news
It is an announcement that they are rolling out a NEW AND IMPROVED speech editor, which justifies them paying us even less to do this crap that it takes twice as long to do rather than type it to begin with. However, we are left in the dark until we attend one of their webinars tomorrow as to just how much the cut is.
Well that is good news
is your stomach better now? :)
some good news...
Still going on. They are answering more questions, and some of it sounds pretty good!
That is good news!
Here's some good news about Spheris...

They made the Inc. 500 list of the Fastest Growing Companies In The US for 2005. THAT'S something positive for ya!

Good news about Spheris
It just means they are following in MQ's footsteps. Buying people out. Just because you are on the list of Fastest Growing Companies does not make you a good place to work for. They are getting too big too fast.
Thanks! Finally, some good news
Keystrokes - good news!
I was so excited and wanted to share my good news.  I've read many helpful posts on this board about Keystrokes and what a good company it is, so I decided to apply.  I tested with them over the weekend and heard back from her in a matter of hours, asking to set up a phone interview with me about a job offer.  Yay! 
Good news...for a change :)

If any of you have had to make the decision not to accept a position with a company you really liked because of high insurance premiums, I have found that I can actually pay less getting it on my own rather than getting it through the company.  I recently accepted a position I really wanted, but their insurance was way too high for family coverage.  Through Aetna, I can get 80/20 coverage, a bit of a high deductible, but we keep that set aside in our savings. It's only $263 a month for my spouse and I plus our two children AND my husband smokes.  I went to ehealthinsurance.com and compared plans, which are all rated.  We're all pretty healthy.  It will be a bit higher if you have preexisting conditions, so getting it through your employer with an affordable premium (group coverage) would work better for you in that instance.

Just wanted to share with my fellow MTs.   

Great .. that's good news. Thanks so much. :-) nm

Yippee. I got the job! First good news this MT
has had in forever. Now, just crossing fingers and toes no more jobs, just this one until retirement! Argg, the stress of job-hunting and switching.. But the happiness of a new home! Thanks for your help here!
Any new news (good or bad) about MxSecure?? TIA...nm
That's really good news! I am glad for you!
Yes, Transcend seemed like it had so much potential, and I did believe that when I was there coincided with Transcend hitting a big bump in the road, probably fast growth, and I know they said there were major mgmt problems at the time.  I tried to stick it out, but didn't have the patience at the time. Glad to hear that things sound organized now.  We all deserve an organized, calm, productive workplace, right?
Not good news...see message
Be careful with this one.  The pay is never on time, and they even bounce direct deposits.  They don't do what they say they'll do.  They don't do a good job at keeping track of the days you request off, and they've decreased their pay.  They also will work you to death!  And if you complain about not getting paid, they will fire you.  And if you file a wage division complaint against them, you'll be fired, but they'll conjure it up to something else.  They are supposedly in the process of being bought out by another company...foreigners, so this work will probably wind up being clean up for India work.  Run.....run away!!!
I just wanted to pass on my good news.
About six months ago, I quit the big national company that I worked for for 5 years and took a position as an IC. I am amazed that there is life after working for a national. I cannot stop smiling. I am happier, which makes my home life happier. My children are smiling again and we are enjoying each other.

Thanks for letting me share my good news and to all the unhappy MTs out there, I hope soon you will be happy once again.

Thanks -- that's good news! Do you use an expander? If so, what type? sm

The platform I use now has an Expander built in.  I am an old PRD girl, and have heard ShortHand works similar to that, so was thinking of trying that if it works with ExText.


Thanks again.

That is good news! Glad you got to spread
You should feel great now! All good news.
It's a relief for all of us Ex-Qers who are used to being abused.
Is this Webmedx? Good news inside for you.
Methodist Health System Selects Webmedx for Medical Transcription Technology
and Services
Company accommodates individual physician preferences and complex technology

ATLANTA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Webmedx, the fourth largest medical
transcription service provider in the U.S. and a premier supplier of clinical
documentation technology, today announced that Methodist Health System of
Dallas (Methodist) has signed an agreement to implement Webmedx's
Transcription Outsourcing Service and Enterprise(TM) software solution. A
web-native system for transcription and content management, the platform will
support Methodist's transcription needs and interface with the organization's
electronic health record (EHR).

The challenge for our organization was to find a transcription partner
flexible enough to accommodate the varying needs of our physicians while also
delivering superior quality and prompt turnaround time for our reports,
mentions Pamela Stoyanoff, Executive Vice President of Operations for
Methodist Health System.

Methodist and Webmedx technology teams worked diligently to implement
customized, blended, transcription solutions which will help the organization
meet diverse physician requirements and remain competitive. Additional Webmedx
benefits include a strong local presence for ongoing communication and
simplified service invoicing.

At some point in time, a lower per-line transcription price wasn't the
primary driver; quality and superior service was, Stoyanoff concludes.
Webmedx will replace the organization's long-term transcription supplier at
three Methodist hospitals beginning this month. Methodist chose Webmedx based
on our long-standing reputation for quality and the comfort of knowing we
would deliver an exceptional product and support, mentions Chris Cashwell,
Senior Vice President of Client Development, Webmedx.

About Webmedx
Webmedx, Inc. is the premier supplier of medical documentation services for
hospitals and clinics nationally. The company designs and implements
customer-centric documentation solutions using the most credentialed domestic
workforce in the industry and its own enterprise-class, intelligent speech
recognition and content management technology platforms to deliver the
highest-quality clinical documentation possible supporting patient care and
safety. Additional information is available at www.webmedx.com.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist
Health System (Methodist) uses some of the latest medical technology and
research to bring quality health care to individuals and families throughout
North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical
Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical
Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health
Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated
by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org.

For more information call:
Beth Friedman, President
The Friedman Marketing Group

SOURCE Webmedx, Inc.

Beth Friedman, President, The Friedman Marketing Group, +1-770-335-8570,
beth@tfmgcom.com, for Webmedx, Inc.

See earlier thread's Good News answer SM
of 9/15 to a question about WebMedx. It looks like a large new account has opted for accommodating cliinicians by choosing a back-load system, i.e., us.
Awesome news. Too busy to post - it's a good thing :)
Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
Ugh .. that's not good news. They offered me a position awhile back sm
but I went somewhere else.  Now they sent me a thing again, listing their benefits,and it sounded pretty nice.  I guess there is no such thing as the perfect job. 
That's good news. I love Keystrokes, and I hate to think of them selling. sm
The people are great, and I truly feel that I have finally found a home.  Still, business is business.  I have a friend who has been with Transcend for years and is very happy there, but I want no part of it.  I plan on working until I'm 70, so I'm crossing my fingers that the bottom does fall out for me before then. 
Hahaha. Good April Fool's Day joke but gotta break the news to ya,
Just got an E-mail about a Webmedx town hall meeting coming up. Those are NEVER good news. FYI.
I predict they will announce that, due to tough economic times, they will cut the VR rate. You know it is going to happen.
I would love to hear which companies would pay more.
I applied for several but that was the best I could do.
I would give them a try, you hear good and bad, but mostly good. nm
I agree - speak up. Most companies / supervisors want to hear sm
what their MTs want, to make them happy - or at least mine does!
Why does someone only want to hear the good
about a company.  Isn't enough that they offshore and lied about it, of in the event of some other companies that checks are late or bounced.   Any of the above is enough to make me not want to work for a company.   In most cases there are multiple complaints against xx company, so it isn't just a personality clash, an MT who produced a bad product and got fired, etc.  If they aren't going to listen to the experience of others, why even ask.  
That's good to hear! I wonder why
there are a lot of people who say they run out of work there though? That would be my only concern. Otherwise, sounds like a good company. Another question - do they do voice recognition and do you HAVE to do it? Where I work now everything is going to VR and I HATE it - income has dropped drastically.
Good to hear it

I'm glad to here that.  I am starting on 07/10/2006.  Everyone has been super nice and very accomodating. 

I will -- That is definitely GOOD to hear!
I have been SOO nervous about making the change, but the job I have now is the absolute dregs of the dregs. 
Wow, that's good to hear
Really, my primary complaint there was the lead. The doctors were good dictators, very easy to work for.  I think KS probably offers benefits that are comparable to any other major MTSO. The pay could be better but hey, that's the complaint every MT has. 
That's good to hear and maybe

it can come back.  Posters like the rectum person need to be banned.

But the way things are going in transcription now, people need a place to vent.  There are some negative people who are negative by nature, but when everything is going to crap it's hard to be positive, and we need to be honest with each other.

If there actually was a place to send all of our legitimate complaints -- and there are many -- and someone would take us seriously and help -- maybe the situation could eventually be turned around.

And, one more thing, really bad things are actually happening to many transcriptionists today - they are NOT just WHINING.  We need a voice.

So, if you have a job that you are happy with, keep it as long as you can.  But, really, try to have some empathy for your peers who are facing REAL hardships.

Let's hear from the MTs that love their companies, their jobs and have a great line count
I love where I work, happy with line count, happy with earning potential.  Love being an MT and working at home.  You???
Great to hear! Good for you!
Good for you! I am glad to hear that you
are a good recruiter, having no idea who you are, was only relaying MY experiences.  Sorry for those, such as you, who do your job well.  I have lost thousands of dollars depending on what was told to me by recruiters, and that is a fact.  If I would not have listened to the out and out lies, simple questions like, Will such and such an abbreviation Expander work with your system? and was told yes, when they had no clue if it would or not after I was hired and quit my other job.  As I said, good for you for being on the up and up and doing your job well.  And I agree, if I could quit MT today, I would run away as fast as I could!!!  Not only is your job thankless, but apparently OURS are TOO!!! Or at least I am given that impression but more than just ONE company!!!!!!