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How many lines are you producing a day?

Posted By: You go girl! on 2006-05-03
In Reply to: Amazing - newbie


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Is the only job where producing
below a set standard will cost a person benefits? How did that ever get started? In fact, I think the trash man gets more respect than us. It is like the word went out it is okay to take pot shots at transcriptionists. I'm just saying...
How much are you guys producing with EditScript/Escription?
How long does it take to get up to production if you've never used ASR before?
I agree...if they can't even tell you what you are producing every day time to move on...
good luck...
See if you'll be producing more after 30 years of MT'ing and at 50+ years old.
I don't think so. My income increased every year also, until I reached age 50 and 30 years of MT'g, been downhill ever since.
1800 lines is easily achieved. I average 300-340 lines per hour. nm
10 lines per minute = 1500 lines for 150 minutes - average. nm
I average 1200-1400 lines per day with a national, and am only getting around 600-800 lines per day.
It's been this way since the day before Thanksgiving. I've been doing this for almost 30 years now, and more often than from Thanksgiving until the new year is the slowest time of the year. I have some months where I am swamped with up to 2000 lines per day. I stash that little extra money, and take advantage of a handful of extremely slow days this time of the year to actually cook dinner, decorate for Christmas, or do Christmas shopping. I actually anticipate this slow time every year and have grown to enjoy the breathing time. Any time I have attempted to pick up extra work with another company to supplement these slow times, the minute I get adjusted to the new accounts, etc. I have no time to finish all of my work because my full time job with national gets slammed again. Hang in there if you can, and hopefully your work will pick up significantly around New Years.
They work with you to make sure you get the lines required or the amount of lines you want...
I have never had a problem getting more work
Minimum lines for FT used to be 60,000 keystrokes a day, about 925 lines. Pay was good. Just not a
Yes it is possible to double your lines. I cant type 460 lines an hour but I can get those with VR
Regular lines, not weighted lines
was what I got paid for....
12K lines payperiod is 6K lines a week.
0.8 x 1000 lines = $80.00 - 0.8 x 1500 lines = $120.

It's not 1600 lines -- it's 16,000 lines...and
I've got my contract right here and have already gotten 2 checks and YES, I am getting 9.5 cpl base rate.

I don't know what other people are getting. Don't really care. I work for MY paycheck. Gosh.
Why would they "fix" lines? The more lines you
transcribe, the more you make, the more you make, the more you make. It wouldn't profit any company to put a lid on line counts.
My lines have dropped too and I thought it was because I was slacking off or something - my checks have been 300 dollars less for the past 3 pay periods....hmmmmm
300+ lines?
can you email me - I want to know HOW you do it? tanks! myfingershurt63@yahoo.com
Like I said--how many lines do you do?
A whole lot of people don't like it--a whole lot more than do.  How many lines are you able to do?  Care to share since you love Transcend so much.  Is it more than 400 lines an hour typing and more than 600 lines an hour editing?  If not, you can't understand my situation at all.
How do you get 1-1/2 lines?
On my account, I never get that, the most I'm offered is 0.05 a line extra.
they are saying 250 because I want $15 per hour,but honestly..I'm having a hard time keeping up.....I can do the 250, but it would take time to get used to the dictators and get all templates/abbreviations on the system. I was offered a job with Medquist for 8 cpl, 8.5 if you go over a certain number of lines.... however, they get such bad press I haven't sent in thep paperwork and was thinking of only trying them part time to start.....anyone with any advice? TIA
8 cpl for 11,000 lines a pay, 8.5 for 14,000 lines and over. nm
From what I hear it all depends on the MQ office you work out of. I understand Amherst has a fit if your off by 15 minutes.
UGH, I think it should be either or lines or hours, not both. They just want to get the max out of us!!!
3 lines
I have 3 lines. My long distance is through AT&T from a long time ago. It is unlimited and it covers all three lines.
Yes, I have to say how many lines I will do but
I don't have to work a set schedule.  If you read the post above mine, you will see that the poster says she thinks it's because people just get on 24/7 whenever they feel like it and type and that's why there is no work, and it sounds like she thinks it would be better if we worked within a certain time frame so we could get our work in during those hours.  I don't think that is the problem at all.  I have been with MDI for several years and having access was never a problem before; when I was ready to work there was work.  I think the problem now is that there are just too many people and not enough work to go around.
usually around 5000 lines per pay period.

It depends on the company.

dsg lines
Can anyone share how many lines per hour you do approximately at DSG.  I work there and just seems like it takes me forever to get lines in....
osi lines
I use a lot of templates and some I use probably 15 times a day, and I noticed one day that where this particular template used to be about 30 lines, it is now 27. I have been a Transcriptionist for a long time and I know how actual lines are not the ones I see on the page.
Yes, yes, and seems to be okay with lines. nm
For how many lines?
lines per day
Ack!! I'd be in a lot of pain in my wrists and back if I had to do 1800 lines every single day! Maybe I'm getting too old for this...sigh.
NEW??? Well, how many lines do you do and get 11 cpl?
I just started with Webmedx about a month ago and am too averaging about 110 lph being faced with the minimum requirement of 150 lph.  They gave me my first account, and it was almost always out of work (this was an immediate need and quick hire for this account, I begged for another account and they gave it to me, that one is nearly almost out of work, I now have 4 accounts and still run out OR they ESL is so bad that I can hardly crank out a report and have to put it in QA and it takes (most of the time) forever to hear anything back.  I email my manager and it takes days to hear back from her.  I email the help desk (and have even called) and it takes them FOREVER to respond to a problem, and then when they do it is after the problem has been solved and they just say, well it seems to be running okay now, let us know if you have any further problems.  I'm sorry but I am just not used to that kind of thing.  If you cannot even hear from your manager same day that can be crucial!  I am struggling to get any lines out and I am just frustrated to my eyeballs.  I  need LINES and I just cannot seem to get them to understand that.  Anyway, my two cents, along with a little venting.
are you still there? I've only been there about a month now and cannot get in a good line count to save my life. I used to do 1800+ at my previous job and averaged $22/hour there, but at webmedx I am averaging about $6/hr! teenagers at McDonald's are making more than I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lines PT
PT lines are 6000 a pay period.
Can someone tell me how to get more lines?

I work at a company that uses a word-based software.  We have no requirements on how our reports are typed.  We can add spaces, heading, etc, as we see fit.  Can anyone give me tips on how to increase my line count with this criteria. 

If I indent will this increase my lines?  If I change the margins will this help, etc:?  Any information on how to increase my lines will be appreciated. 


getting more lines

You are focusing on the wrong thing.  What if you lose this position for some unforeseen reason and have to work somewhere with more strict formatting guidelines?  You'll still need to know how to be more efficient. 

I have my most-used resources on my quick-launch bar, so with one click I am at Google, or One-Look, or my most trusted drug reference site.  If you have the capability of increasing the speed on the dictators, you may wish to try that.  If you are fast enough, you may increase your daily lines with just this one maneuver.  Some docs can be transcribed at maximum speed.    I remember back in 1989 when my co-workers wanted to know what my secret was for the huge jump in my line count that they had noticed.   It was increasing the dictator speed. 

Making the best use of your Expanders is something others have shared already.  That's where you are going to see your biggest line count boost. 

It's not about formatting smarter, it's about working smarter.  Good luck.

Minimum 150 LPH. Minimum 35 hours per week for full-time with benefits.
OT is lines + 1/2
TT lines
How long have you been there?  Give yourself a chance.  I have been there about a month and a half, and have started feeling comfortable, and doing better than I did at MQ. It just takes a while to learn the platform, all the new doctors and accents. 
The lines - sometimes you have to set them
For all intents these companies aren't going to pay more for anything they don't have to. As an IC I REFUSE to work any holiday without at least line and a half or more...so I don't work holidays. If I choose to use it as some extra money time or make up time, that is my perogative but I am clear on this from day one with any client. If they called me in the middle of the night for a stat, sure I would do it for a big fat differential. I mean if you call the plumber and they say it will cost you X amount for us to come out at midnight and you say I am only going to pay you the regular daytime fee, they are going to hang up and go back to bed, as they should.
It's there. Look down 3 lines.
I have been with them for over a year and it has always been 1200/day or 12,000 per pay period for full time and 6,000 per pay period for part time.   Never 1,000/per day. 
It's been a while since I've hit that much. I've been pretty sick for the last few weeks and there were days I didn't even hit my daily quota. I have hit that many lines a day with no problem. I have a lot of Expanders and use them. I do have a child, but she is 12 and in school all day. I'm not as dedicated as I would like to be, so sometimes I sit here from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. I also am the oddball. I actually prefer ESL doctors. I don't know why. There are a couple that I do have trouble with on my account. I think working at MQ and all the ESL doctors I had there has really helped. I told my boyfriend that to get better with my time management so I'm not sitting here all day, I am going to get a timer out and start working in 2 hour blocks and try to work up to 4 hours. I do take frequent breaks because I don't want my wrists or hands getting sore. Also, I have a puppy who thinks she has to go outside every 30 minutes. I've got her down to every 1-1/2 to 2 hours now. She's apparently part hunting dog and wants to go out and just sniff the yard. lol Anyway, I know work has been up and down lately. I think the key to getting in the lines you want to do in a day is dedication and time management (which I am working on mine!) and maximizing the use of your expanders. I use my expanders as much as possible and am constantly adding to them.
When I say up there that I sit here from 5a-10p, it doesn't mean I'm working from 5a-10p. I guess I worded that wrong. Sometimes there are things during the day I have to take care of and end up getting the rest of my lines in at night. I only wish I could work 5a-10p straight. That would be one heck of a paycheck! lol
I just went there and was able to add my lines in. The
only time I haven't been able to add in is end of pay period. 
I'm on a C-phone account and average 250-300 lph.
?700 lines/day
I didn't know they now required at least 700 lines a day, I thought you tell them how much your productivity will be daily.
Not exactly 200 to 300 lines a day.
Unless you are typing way over 2000 lines a day. Typically the difference is about half that, and your QA bonus for not sending to QA, your shift differential, weekend differential and incentive scale makes up for that. The QA bonus alone makes up for it for me and I am still working on my Expanders and normals. I used to complain about these things too, but instead of complaining now, I build up my Expander and it more than makes up for demographics (which by the way are mostly filled in by the computer already). Excellence is rewarded and so is good work and that makes up for the headers IMO.

You have to do 12,000 lines per pay period and you will also have 3% of your audited monthly.  Quality is #1 with Axolotl.

As far as having no insurance because of work shortage, in 2-1/2 years there has NEVER been a work shortage.  But, I don't think anyone would lose your insurance even if it would happen.

Axolotl has acute care and multispecialty accounts.  I believe they are only hiring for the new acute care account right now.

SPi lines
I agree with everything said here. At first thought my big raise was great, but hey, if you can't get any work, what's the point?  Does anyone know of a good company that pays for spaces?