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Posted By: RME on 2005-08-14
In Reply to: I was under the impression that we good - Transcender

your post, but if it was supposed to mean that we "could" have the option of transcribing and/or using VR, perhaps at this very minute in time you do, but that won't last much longer.

From the wording of your post, I'm having trouble believing you're a living, breathing human being.  Are you instead a VR program looking for a home?  If so, maybe you'd better fine-tune your voice-recognition ability to correct that "good" versus "could" voice conflict you've got going on.  If you are a human being attempting to convey a thought about "bad" MTs, take a good, long look at your own post and tell me where they should begin the "weeding-out" process. 

I personally think they should start with MTs who type sentences such as, "I was under the impression that we good straight type, do VR or both!"

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From my understanding...
It is because they merged with SPI. I used to work for them a couple years ago and am going back here pretty soon. Which one do you work out of? I previously worked Cymed Ohio but now i am going to Cymed VA.
If I'm understanding you,
Now that you have figured what the 65-character count template lines already provided are, what you need to do is get the total characters in the document (with spaces if you are allowed to charge for those). You will then divide that total count by 65 and will have a total document line count, after which you will just need to subtract your new standard template 65-char line count (the count that every document using that template has before you have transcribed anything) from your total lines.

Does that make any sense, or have I thoroughly confused you now? LOL

I hope it helps.
What I'm not understanding is... SM
If it was known by the Powers That Be that this account's contract was terminating, WHY ON EARTH didn't someone hustle up other clients to replace this one???
well its my understanding
that there is generally always a probationary period with a company, oftentimes up to 3 months, when either party can say 'this isn't working out' and terminate the relationship. As I recall, nothing was ever stated outright to me, but was implied, so I just looked at the QA period as the probationary period.
My understanding is that (sm)
Word does not count returns and possibly other keystrokes.  Maybe others have more information.
My understanding...
I'm a former DVHPer..now Transcender. I was per diem. I am now considered part-time since Transcend doesn't do per diem. We were asked to come up with a schedule with our DVHP people. Since I get to keep my same account, I just scheduled the amount of hours I needed to get what I want tobe paid. It isn't 40 hours but I will be considered full time by my pay.
I think we have our understanding now
I was not calling her management- I was saying what others would call her. We are ok now.
My understanding
From what I gather, our primary determines our line rate, regardless of whether we're typing levels above or below that. Although obviously they do what they feel like and that's probably subject to change, too, much in the way they reassured us there would be no pay cuts to begin with.
Understanding VR/SR

Google front-end speech recognition and/or back-end speech recognition and it'll help you understand how some of this stuff works.  The site below was interesting and helpful to me. I found it by Googling back-end speech recognition.  One is when the Dr doesn't even know he/she is on a VR system and dictation is run through speech server and we edit it.  The other is where the Dr does most of the training/editing of the VR machine, which in a so-called perfect world for docs, MTs would become obsolete. Some radiology and pathology groups are going toward this option, darn them!

My understanding
The way I am understanding it is that Enterprise will be going to the platform that ChartMatrix (me) has been using for a year. So, it will be new for you, but not for me. I already know the good and bad of the platform and what I am capable of producing with it, so its pretty easy for me to calculate my future earnings. I use Instant Text, also. PLEASE tell me any tricks you have. That would be great!
My understanding was that the bonus
you fulfilled ALL the criteria:

a. It begins at the end of your first 90 days, if,
b. You are an MT in good standing (whatever that means) and,
c. It was to be paid out in equal installments over 12 months, however,
d. If at any time you lose your good standing (whatever that means) your bonuses stop.

Happy typing!
And another understanding person...
I'm not dumb, I do have common sense, I had just never posted on any of these forums. Why are you so offended and rude? I've read the rules now and people like you just can't back off.

And I might NOT just be quiet. I can post my opinion like everyone else and if it comes to not being able to, who cares? I see there are only a handful (1 hand) of decent people here anyway.

For the love of God, give it a rest already or I will post my street address and you are more than welcome to come visit me.

I came in peace, but I'll put up a fight if I have to after I've already apologized and read the rules. There's absolutely no reason to act as immature as some are.
Are you really understanding what you read?
Same client, different company, no problem with QA now.

Hoping there is no language barrier on your end.

What don't you understand?
Thanks for understanding and for doing that report!
You have at least 1 coworker (in me) who appreciates your attitude. I'd do the same thing and type that report. So at least the 2 of us are there, and maybe others so that we all don't get stuck with the junk the bending over backward cherry picker leaves behind! Thanks for cheering my day with your story. And again thanks for doing that report!
None hired yet, per my understanding.
From what I gather, this is a new thing and none have been hired yet. Maybe you can be the first one and let us all know ...
If I am understanding you correctly,
companies have no business wanting an accurate report?? There is nothing wrong with requiring 98% quality in a report. If you are a good MT, it doesn't matter how long or short the report is, it will be accurate and meet the standards for you company or facility, that is, if you want to keep a job anywhere.
I fail to understanding NOTHING
I have no idea what you're babbling about in your post. I WAS proactive and did immediately seek employment elsewhere. That doesn't mean I'm incapable of having the human decency to understand my fellow MTs plight.

You've got quite a hard shell.

Just like a NUT, now that I think about it.

My understanding is that the accounts you are currently on go with you and you stay on them. Why do
people stay if they dont have any work there. That is silly. When the offices close, what happens to the accounts they were on when the office closes. I dont think they lose those accounts.
You would be pleasantly surprised. They can be understanding. sm
I backed out last year, also afraid of change. The company I stayed with lost the account and I contacted KS again. They hired me (again) and I love it there!
Wait, am I understanding you correctly? ... sm
Are you saying that the work flow is up and down like this a lot? I'm a relative newbie to the company and I was told that they always had an abundance of work. I'm a little in shock right now.
I understand. I don't think you're understanding
the thread from below that I am referring to.  We are all new hires and understand that we can only transcribe 5 jobs a day. I agree and understand completely. But several of the MTs posting below are very upset, as they do not have the work to even complete the 5 jobs a day. They are apparently being told there is no work on various accounts.  That is what is freaking me out.  I understand the logic and reasoning behind 5 jobs maximum while training, but I do not understand that those in training have no work to get just 5 jobs. That does not bode well for the future. 
Oh, I read very well, have no problem understanding
what you are saying. Probably good you have job where you are because at my place you would not work there very long. We NEVER delete and retype reports. Oh, by the way, I never go back and read something a second time. Not in my work and certainly not on this board.
It is my understanding that when an office closes the accounts that do not want to go on DQS are not
still serviced by MQ so that may also be what is going on. All accounts I believe must go on DQS or find another service.
My understanding is that Ascend is making efforts
to pay those who have not received a check as yet.  If you have questions, please feel free to email me as I have been working with the owner regarding non payment issues.  Thanks, Administrator.
I love working at TT. They have been very kind and understanding with me sm

on many occasions, and I have nothing bad to say about them.  However, I have also come to realize that it is my responsibility to seek out other sources of income, especially with the holidays coming up.  I am single with no children, but I still have tons of bills (my fault), and I doubt the electric company or other places will just let it slide because work is slow.  I am going to be starting an IC position that will allow me to flex my hours around the times I am committed to TT.  I definitely hope it gets better, and I have asked for another account, but sometimes I guess we have to be proactive and take care of ourselves.

Good luck to you!

Yes, you could do worse..They are very flexible, understanding, fair..
and I've been there a few years and definitely do not see myself every leaving. I've tried other jobs but never left them because they are the best out there..in my opinion.
Its my understanding your pay is based on your primary account sm
I didn't ask that specific question but that is how I understood it when it was explained to me.
I am having a hard time understanding why companies consistently overhire when they run an ad.
They have to know that people that need a certain amount of income are either going to quit or cut back and get a second job.  What does it gain them.  I would think this constant hiring and hiring and training would get very old and certainly has to impact quality.
My understanding was that in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment sm
providers will be required to have EMR.
Yes!! I have been having trouble with that
for some time now. I am just not happy with them because I am on two accounts; one I can get 300 lph on, but they give me the bad one, which I can only get about 120 lph on. I dunno why they do this. I am looking for work elsewhere. It stinks and it will not change obviously. I have been with them a year and am so sick of their games!!
I did not get in trouble...
and I did not get a reply, but I am complying with the email to restrict email at HIS to business only.

The MT who emailed me was just mad at what I had written and she expressed that she felt that what I said did not represent her feelings.
not a bad rap?? Huh - what about the trouble they
got in for not paying overtime? How is it that some people get to be on the same account all the time, while others had to jump from account to account throughout the day? Maybe you are on one of those hospital accounts that is paid through the hospital and not Diskriter - because that is the only way you would be happy and THAT IS THE ONLY WAY THAT DISKRITER will leave you alone to do your job. I can't tell you the number of phone meetings I had to take part in, away from my line count production to listen to garbage and stupid pep rally crap. I'm glad I left when I did, because others I know left as well.
well I have had no trouble with them.
I had the same trouble with them.
I've posted this before.  She had to put her dog out that kept barking in the background.  She wanted to know why I left my previous job on-site (duhhh).  It does not take rocket science to figure that I wanted to work from home.  I would be skeptical to give out office/physician names of your accounts if you have any.  It makes me wonder if they want some of this information so they can target the offices you work for and go in for the kill.  Is this just me being paranoid?  This can be a real cut-throat profession.     
D&L is in trouble, better get out
while you can.  I would call tech (if they still have a tech guy left) and then Donna... For your own sake, get out while you can... They have no intensions of paying the people they owe.  I would not let them get behind in your pay.. when the excuses start, stop typing.. I should have long before they owed me three paychecks.  Good luck.  Does not sound good though.  Are the phones still on? 
Of course they got in trouble (sm)
As you said, they were dictating ALL parameters .  Did you take a few minutes to read the article that I posted?  It clearly states what an IC contract should include, which in part is the definition of the project, the deadline for when the project should be completed, and the rate of pay for the project.  It also states that a company can refuse work from a contractor that is not to standard.  The article confirms everything that I said from the beginning of this conversation.
Trouble too, not just you! sm
I also have had trouble making my line count! I don't think it is just you. However, I have been with many, many companies in the past few years and I just keep running out of work at all of them, so I'm staying put for now because at least if I run out here, I get paid. I keep track of every minute I am out of work. I was just switched to a new account (quite difficult), but at least I always have work and I think I can get used to the difficulty. Oh, how I miss the days of doing 300 lph and actually having money, though!
Have you had any trouble getting -
I recall a couple of posts in the last month or so claiming DV doesn't pay. Have you run into this problem yet?
You trying to cause trouble sm
I am here working today. I have not received even a single email telling me to work, not a thing!

I didn't have work the first hour today, but I went and did something else for an hour, came back and I have had steady work since. I even have some of my favorite things, which is unusual in the morning.

If you could just hear yourself!
why go through so much trouble?
I don't understand why the company went through so much trouble, risking their name/reputation, and the chance of a law suit, knowing that it could be proven that you did not send the email yourself if you indeed didn't.  Why didn't they just let you go.  If any of what the previous poster stated is true, they had reason for dimissal, if you frauded your timecard, if you constantly complained to co-workers, etc.  If any of that was true, they could have fired you for those reasons.  Why would they go through such drastic measures to fire you, that's what I can't understand. I'm not saying I don't believe you, just seems hard to believe a company would go through all that.  What's your thoughts, why would they do this instead of just letting you go?
Not much, it seems, except cause trouble.

The trouble with VR
VR in and of itself is not a bad thing. It is the idea put forth by the slick salesmen that MTs can produce twice as much in an hour as they did by standard typing. But the going rate is 3 cpl which works out to 6 cpl if you were to extrapolate out the exchange rate for standard typing. Ya follow? So now we are at 6 cpl. That is way below what the going rate for straight typing is. But they deceive you by offering 8 cpl for standard typing and 3 cpl for VR. But there is very little standard typing so you end up making 3 cpl and in an hour you may make 6 cpl. So how did they arrive at that price? Because they push the envelope as far as they think it will go.  And as long as we let them, they will continue the abuse. 
sorry for your trouble. sm

I think I would just get the line counts figured and merely mail it in now, albeit late, you should get it eventually one would think. Just include - please notify me when the compensation can be expected, so you know what is going on, or not going on. 

 If not, and since they benefited from the lines, and can be verified you actually did indeed do the work, merely contact the labor department..

No trouble here...
... not at all. And I don't run close to the wire, either....
So many QA people are getting fired, and she is still hiring replacements for them long before they have a clue that they are about to get the ax. She is not keeping anyone who knows more than she does.

Speaking of which, did you see the email about the account manager position? Only 2 years experience as an MT is required. Two years experience. Unbelievable! Cheap-cheap-cheap.

That is what is wrong with OSi. Nobody is qualified to do their uppity jobs, including the QA Director, except the MTs, who continue to lose work to India via outsourcing!!!!
Anybody having trouble making
Amphion?  I have been with them 3 months and still have not hit my 1200 line goal. Would like to know if anyone else has had this experience.
I had trouble keeping up with my
The QA department wants to proof everything before you get paid, therefore what you typed may not be what you get paid for.  I couldn't ever figure out how much I was going to receive.  People were real nice, accounts good, but there was room for dishonesty in line counting in my mind.
trouble with software

I am still having trouble with the ExText software.  I know TT is doing their best to get everything smoothed out...but I am concerned because it really slows me down and is very frustrating...I just get all geared up and ready to have at it...but the software gives me nothing but problems.  It cuts me off after I complete a report and then I have to sign back on to get dictation.  Sometimes the system does not recognize my foot pedal, and I have to crawl under my desk undo the USB connection and reconnect, then it will work.  All in all this is very frustrating.  Also I find some of the doctors are difficult to understand...I think they are speaking too close or too far away from their microphone, etc.  I know my line counts thus far are not good at all.  I like the company...they are all very, very nice to work with, especially QA.  I have been on the account about 3 weeks now...I sure hope it improves soon.

Thanks for your input.

I only have trouble on Sundays - sm
But, I've never gotten yelled at for not making my quota. Did you explain that there is no work?

You got in trouble for that email? sm
Puhleeze. It was what Paulik and everybody needed to hear. They were just mad because the truth hurts. I was waiting to see if he had the guts to reply.

You haven't offended me at ALL. You've spoken for so many of us! Are you part of the email group of ex-HISers?
causin' trouble is more like it! nm