I agree with what you said, high workload
Posted By: MDI-MT on 2006-05-13
In Reply to: I have so much work I will never get - You must not want to work
all the time. I could work 24 x 7.
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High turnover of MTs. Inconsistent workload. SM
I have a friend who works there. I've resisted the urge to join her because she hates it, but it pays well. The owner can't seem to manage workflow and threatens MTs with cutting them off if they don't work extra. Now that makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? I don't need the hassle. Proceed with caution.
Agree, I was recently offered .10 for a high ESL account as an IC. nm
I'm high level 4, all acute care, high ESL, many years exp. and highest QA grades...
In case you are wondering...All acute care, all specialties. I request new accounts, and yet they all run out of work...not just during usual slow periods...
I'm original poster and a high level 4 as well with high ESL accts, which I've always had...sm
My accts (10+) for the previous 12 years were all in the LA area. I consider ESL at Webmedx easy, even though my WebmedX accts are supposed to be high ESL. ALL of my STMs accounts are low on work--quite low. I've added more accounts. Not helpful if all are low in work. My supervisor at MQ was more helpful than my Webmedx STM.
They are not MT, but general transcription. Pay not very high. at least not as high as MT work.x
I work at Cymed and I have never run out of work. Do H&P, consults, DS, etc. for a hospital account. Not sure if it depends on your account or the office you work out of, but I have always been able to get my lines in. And they pay on time, direct deposit, which is always GREAT. Good luck with your decision.
I honestly have never run out of work with MDI (2+years). My primary has been quite busy. The owner told us they had 3 new accounts starting in April, so I would guess that is what you are waiting for. I'd give it a while longer--they really are a great company.
How's the workload there?
It seems I keep hitting walls with companies that don't have enough work for me.
I also work for Scan. I don't think there is a shortage of work. It seems like she is always asking for people to work and when they don't she has to adjust the amount of work that comes from the client. It's like people want to work only when it is convenient. I personally thnk she should get rid of the ones that don't do their required lines and find people that actually want to work.
Thanks, TT...How about workload?
I would rather sacrifice a little in the pay department in exchange for a reliable employer. Is there always plenty of work?
I don't know what region the OP works in but I have accounts in three different regions and there has not been a no work situation in many months. usually they are asking people to work overtime. Sometimes it might be light for a day or 2...Like last week (not in my primary) but I saw in my secondaries that work was a little lighter than usual but I figured it was people taking the last vacation of the summer as I know in the south and west kids started school and here in NY college started this week. This week, back to OT.
Ever changing workload
If those people had any clue what they were doing, things would not be the way they are.
Have you ever worked for a company who suddenly sends out an email that says -we got a new acount- -it's already been added to your pool- -here are the account specifics- ...and has done this repeatedly with no warning whatsoever.
No human can keep all of those account specifics straight. If they had a brain, they would divide up those accounts and lessen the number of accounts in the MTs pools. In other words, if there are 100 MTs, put 3 accounts in 50 MTs' pools and the other 3 accounts in the other 50 MTs' pool. Does this not make sense?
They are so thoughtless and inconsiderate...will assign jobs to you without telling you or asking you if it is ok to do so, and then will send an email ordering you to stay on the system until you have completed all jobs assigned to you.
Unbelievable! I'm outta there as fast as I find something else. Hate it...hate it...hate it.
How's the workload at QT this week? NM
Not a good workload at all EVER
This company overhires too. All the good dictators are assigned or MTs choose those over the hard ones. All the crap is left. They are flexible, but as the saying goes, early bird gets the worm and if not, you WILL not have work.
Is the workload picking up at MDI yet? nm
I've been with Transcend 5 years. We get 4-hour updates on our individual accounts including the number of jobs available as well as the number of MTs assigned to each account for that day. I just checked. There are 20 jobs to be transcribed with a total of 12 MTs available to transcribe. Do the math. There is never enough work to keep your benefits for full time.
One word, they do not monitor their workload
Simple thing to do, then everyone would have enough work, but they refuse. You will never have enough work, they do not care, they just want the work done. You are just a number, they will promise you the moon, and definitely not come through.
Oh great, just what I want to get rid of. I am looking for a steady workload. nm
Yes, editing (Escription) workload has been very low.
I agree with you there and if that is what everyone is talking about, yes definitely. The rest of the accounts are not slow. However, Transcend does have a lot of editing for people that want to edit. MDI doesn't specialize in it, so when Escription is slow - there is not a lot to fall back on.
Low workload 70% of the time and was told
I meant a consistent workload.
Sorry, it's been a long night at the computer. I should have caught that.
Are there any companies with consistent workload?
No matter how many accounts I get, there never seems to be enough work and now, with the holidays almost here, all of my accounts are picked bone dry. Bah humbug.
Has the workload at MDI picked up for anyone? My accounts are still really low. nt
Friend is with them. Workload is very inconsistent, even before the holidays. nm
It is not FutureNet's fault for the problem with workload..sm
They have a priority to their clients - get the job done as quickly and professionally as possible. They had hired sufficient amount of employees many months ago and was told that everyone was not helping out like they should. I, for one, happen to have fallen into that category due to family illnesses and some problems of my own. So they were forced to go out and hire enough people for coverage. I was not one to complain, because I had no right, about the overhiring. The work was there and we had a chance to do it. Bottom line - everyone was not doing what they were supposed to be doing for one reason or another. So it was our own faults that the overhiring or whatever reason it was. This time I am not letting that happen. I don't know what has changed the circumstances for their to be plentiful amount of work lately but I like it and I am going to do everything in my power to keep the work going steady and not be delayed. We all have to do that. Actually instead of complaining about them we should be putting that energy into our work and we would see a difference.
Otherwise, they are great! They understand problems when they occur. Also, pay has NEVER been delayed or wrong in the whole year I have been with them. They are professional and always there to answer any questions that you need. QA gets back to you if you request a report to be sent to you for future reference. And the staff that they have to coordinate everything is NOTHING BUT THE BEST!
So, if you are complaining about them I feel that we would have never been in the situation we were for the past several months if we ALL had not done our job like we should have.
Again I, for one, feel like I had let them down somewhat, even though most of my problems were uncontrollable so I am now going to show them that I can be the dependable MT that they once hired. Let's all work on that together so we won't have this problem again.
Not being rude with the above post - just hoping that my co-workers will work together so we can have plenty of work but get done ontime. Hope no offense was taken.
How is workload at Futurenet and income potential? sm
I will soon be starting with Futurenet and I wanted to hear from some of the current Futurenet MTs. Thanks for all the information. You may e-mail me privately if you wish.
Dictaphone controls Transtech workload, for the most part.
If you search, you will find plenty of recent info on Transtech.
I meant your WORK or WORKLOAD. Gads, need more coffee!
Workload has reached a manageable level with everyone working scheduled hours.
Voluntary OT is still available on some accounts.
Pay on time, direct deposit, incentive bonus, nice management but at times workload can be a problem
requiring several accounts to stay busy.
I think a lot of the high $$ MTs
produce the lines, but not necessarily the quality. I know lots of MTs who never do any type of proofing before submitting work. I used to work with one high producer, but the quality of her work was horrible. This was several years ago and no spellchecker and no QA. She would never survive in this business now with the error rate she had.
I'm sure there are some quality MTs that can also produce a huge amount of lines because they learn to work smarter and can type like a demon.
you ARE on the high end of
the pay scale and congrads to you!
It is NOT high ESL, no more than
I just want to point out that being a Transcriptionist should include learning to deal with ESL dictation. Obviously you should be compensated fairly for that, but the truth is being able to decipher different dictation is what makes us more valuable than a machine.
VERY HIGH ESL when I was there . . .
I struggled to make counts because the dictators were so difficult. I have a lot of experience with ESL, too. I liked her thought she was very nice, but struggled really bad with the ESL load.
high and dry?
What do you mean by high and dry. I know for a fact that you have a lead for this account, a coordinator, LOTS of samples, QA people who are available every shift - and very helpful. That doesn't even make sense. You sound like a disgruntled individual.
DRC Insurance very high - sm
I was offered a position with DRC and would have taken it, but family health insurance coverage was something like $900 a month! There is no way I could pay that much and I needed the benefits.
Jo, I think you're going to be all right. You have a high sm
QA score and you are increasing your production consistently on a weekly basis. It takes such a long time for an MT to be able to sit down and transcribe whatever comes through the queue and make good money. This is very tough work, and we all learn every day. You have what sounds like great work habits, terrific quality, and a wonderful attitude. You'll do fine.
If you are a high producer (400+ lph) do you have to
even after you make your line count at Spheris?
She used to pay by the page and not very high. Don't know about now. nm
I have their insurance now and it is rather high...however, (sm)
they are in the process of changing their benefits package so I'm hoping for something with a lower rate. I have single coverage and pay about $400 a month currently. I'm kind of waiting to see how much the new insurance is going to be.
There is insurance. Some consider it too high but they are getting sm
new insurance that is supposed to be lower in cost but better coverage.
I have the insurance they offer now, which is Unicare, and have no problems with it. I took out the family plan, which cost me $610 a month, but the insurance through my DH's company would have been over $800, so I am not complaining.
Seems to be about right. Not high, but normal. Thx! nm
I live in New Jersey and this is a not a good company to work for....read the old posts about this company in the Archives. Not a good company....
Very high turnover....
They always keep running the same ad every 3 weeks or so, so that should tell you something about them. I did not like testing for them at all, so I just gave up! Horrible dictators.
This is like in high school where
Why are these companies wanting to have initials for their names? Do they think it will make them more popular? For example, TTS, TT, MQ, KS..... There are others doing the same, and looks like this one that doesn't pay wants to be FST now so they sound more important and fly under the radar as Four Seasons known as a nonpayer. Professional to me equals proper name, and isn't that what the BOS preaches? Let's be professional insteady of like small children with little nicknames that are like baby talk!
You make some good points but the vast majority of MTs don't apply to your condescending e-mail. Glad I don't work for you. You find some poor employees in any industry, and the few bad apples in the MT business are not the reason work is being sent overseas where the work is even worse quality (but done with a smile - I give you that). Whatever - I will just be glad when this post has moved on to another page.
I thought that was high too
They have to process it all and mail us our vouchers anyway, why charge just to mail out a check? I prefer direct deposit myself anyway, but I have a friend who had her identity stolen and was advised to close all her accounts and not open anymore for a year. If she worked for this place she would have to pay $100 a month, just to get paid.
Come down off our high horse
I used to have excellent credit too until my husband lost his job and I had surgeries 9 months apart. There are circumstances that do cause people to lose their credit.
Maybe some bad luck should hit you and then you would understand how some of us feel!!!!
We have 1 account that is high ESL
Out of several acute care accounts, there is 1 account with a high percentage of ESLs. When hiring for that account, management also makes it very clear regarding the ESLs.
I have been there 2+ years and I still love my job. They treat us with the respect we deserve. They expect high quality and they audit 3% of our work monthly. The platform is great and exceed the line count every pay period. We don't have to mess around with the demographics unless the dictator puts in the wrong MR# and then all we do is put the name and correct MR# if dictated.
Ok, that helps! Is there high
turnover or are they acquiring a lot of new accounts?