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I also work for Warminster. Thinking of trying to transfer out. It is now the NE and yes multiple

Posted By: MQ2 on 2005-08-15
In Reply to: Was Warminster, God knows who we work for now nm - Karen S.

accounts all the time. Warminster has always done this and I hear the same for the NE so may be time to look at other MQ offices.

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The Warminster office is now part of the NE Region. Unsure if Warminster will be
staying open. All the accounts have been switched to Amherst, NY. Hard to know who to deal with since the office manager has not been replaced so not the best.
Was Warminster, God knows who we work for now nm

Ditto. No work here on multiple accounts. nm
There have been multiple postings by someone saying "RUN" who admits they used to work here. s
I'm done. You won't see me here for a long time.

Thanks for the scolding. I try to look on the bright side of life, but apparently by doing so I'm being presumptuous.

Nice people but low work, and yes I have multiple accounts!! nm
DSG - Rude people, ran out of work, shuffled around on multiple accounts!

i wanted to transfer out of the foxboro office because of a lack of work and at that time supposedly all transfers to other offices( i wanted to go to the Ohio MQ office) were frozen--foxboro is part of the amherst office--when we were first transferred to the foxboro office, all accounts went also, but since then some have gone to other vendors and what i found is that all the remaining accounts were overstaffed and no one had work--being in amherst is not that much better--i just want an office that has work--right now i am in 5 accounts


are you being transferred there sometime soon???

I was called 2 weeks ago by my supervisor at Foxboro, asking if I wanted to go primary on the ohio account. Didn't realize until I got a call from the Columbus office that I am getting transferred there. They are sending my new computer next week and I do the DQS training the following week.

There are transfers to be had - even without asking!
I'm Warminster - I guess I'm not sure what your question is.....are you talking about IMail?
Was told no - but I think it's really that the office people were told no so they don't all jump ship just yet!
If you are thinking of going to work for OSi

The OSi policy change has been discussed a lot lately on this board but if you decide to work for OSi anyway be sure to wait until after the holidays are over.  Here's why.

You will not be paid any extra for working on the holidays for 6 months after you are hired.  There is a 6 months waiting period.

After that - in order to be paid extra for working on holidays you will have to maintain at least 98% on QA for the previous 6 months. 

You cannot be on 100% QA for any reason during the previous 6 months. 

You will have to make your line quota for 6 out of the 8 previous pay periods, and if work is low or you take PTO or anything else TOO BAD.

You can't take any time off for 2 WEEKS prior to the holiday. 

You must work as scheduled the day before and the day after the holiday.

You must type at least 1000 lines the day BEFORE the holiday.  If work is low (as it always is around the holidays) TOO BAD.

You must type at least 1000 lines the day OF the holiday.  If work is low (as it always is around the holidays) TOO BAD.

Sorry to keep bringing this up but it is mainly to tell anyone thinking of going to work for OSi that if you signed on right now for a Sunday - Thursday schedule you would have to work this Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with no extra holiday pay simply because you have not been there for 6 months.  If you signed up for Tuesday through Saturday you would have Christmas Eve off but nothing else.  The same schedule obviously goes for New Year's.

BTW you are monitored by OSi's very own instant message system.  It is mandatory that you are signed on to this so you can be at their disposal.  So you WILL work the holiday for EIGHT HOURS even if there is no work.  You WILL be glued to your computer so you can play the instant message game even if you have no work.

This is just the latest jewel from OSi and probably comes from the fact that their new money partner has Indian interests.  OSi has always offshored to India, and with the new partner this will only get worse.

People have been warned time and again on this board but there were so many supporters of OSi that the posts would end up being removed by the board administrator because it would get ugly. 

Guess what?  OSi's supporters are leaving now with egg on their face myself included.  Are there enough MT jobs to go around for everyone who is leaving OSi along with all the other MTs?  Who knows?  Whether you are a current employee or potential OSi employee better make your move now to another company or find another line of work.

Truthfully - from an ex-OSi supporter who is now desperately looking for another job and I sure hope I find one before the holidays.  I don't care about my good standing or promotions or tenure at OSi any more.  I just want OUT - RIGHT NOW.

I'm thinking I work there,
Company in Maryland?
Ohio transfer
You are so lucky--the Ohio office is a great place to work for, all kinds of incentives and you do not have to ask for them, plenty of work--good luck--you will enjoying working there, my girlfriend asked to be transferred there from Foxboro about 3 months ago and it has turned out to be the best move that she could have made. She is in one acccount and has all the work that she needs--what I don't understand is if there is so much work in the amherst office and accounts that are out of TAT, why you were not transferred there????
Transfer of expansions

Does anyone know how to transfer expansions from one platform over to a new platform? 

Sorry, this is Warminster MQ I am speaking about.
Warminster PA MQ office sm
Can anyone tell me anything about this office? I am still debating on whether to turn in paperwork or not.
What can you tell me about the Warminster MQ office?
The good, the bad, and the ugly are all appreciated. Thank you very much.

I don't work there, I was thinking about applying. nm
I'm thinking I work for the same company....
but the queue shut off is new to me. Was this in an email or a recent conference call?
Using FTP download/upload Transfer (sm)
If a company uses FTP download/upload transfer method does that pretty much mean whatever is downloaded to you it has to be done at the end of the day and if you desire extra work you have to ask for it to be downloaded?  I prefer to sign on and get work without having to call the office and ask.  Would appreciate any info.  
File Transfer Protocol
File Transfer Protocol
Secure way to send and receive jobs, voice files, and other documents, etc.
Does anyone still use MSWord and a transfer program
either nonexistant companies or have gone to platforms.
They were pulled into Warminster and some may now be in New York.
So is Warminster. Pity some but not all there. They never worked for the MT at all.
Warminster closing probably end of year.
Thinking about applying with Medware. Is work and
How is the work load at Transhealth? I'm thinking of
Because you keep thinking things will get better with hard work, not always.
Oh, I see what you mean, misunderstood, I guess cause I can transfer funds....
B4 you leave you should talk to your account mgr about a possible transfer
there are other teams in the company that still do straight typing, and have lots of work now.
I am also from Warminster. Guess I know why we are all looking. Thanks for the info. Nice to know
what is going on in Warminster because no one there will tell you.
Can we all transfer out like that. Does she like her accounts in Ohio. They have huge universities
in Ohio, I mean huge.
At first I was thinking that you were being unrealistic, not thinking about taxes, benefits, etc. bu
surprised to find that you are not asking the moon. Let me clarify a few things: Rates charged are not as high as 0.25 per line, but no one that has U.S. employees goes as low as 0.115 or they would not be able to pay their bills. A more realistic range is 0.125-0.165, and that top end is hard to find, most falling at 0.14-0.15 per line.

The rates of pay you propose are very reasonable IF the following is true: These are seasoned MTs who do not need a lot of hand-holding, QA or blanks filled in, unless a very difficult/impossible doctor.

How about a scale based on experience and accuracy of 0.09 - 0.105 per line (acute care), and $1.15-$1.30 per report (radiology)?

The VR one is tough as everyone, MTs and MTSOs and facilities are still feeling their way on this. As an MTSO who was an MT, I feel that VR editing is as difficult to do as regular transcription. I don't think that it should be substantially less pay or charged less as the end product is still the same.

Funny thing here? My company already follows that scale. We should work together, not at odds, to reinforce this industry and bring it back to where it should be, right here in the U.S.A. with a decent paycheck.
Any Warminster MTs have any thoughts on the email about getting switched to the NE region. Just
wonder what you think about the whole thing.
Unfortunately I have to agree about Warminster. I am not even sure it is stay open at this point in
time. It seems very uncertain the way things are going and I have also heard that the accounts will be going to New York Amherst.  
Secure Copy Protocol - encrypted file transfer method. nm
Does Transcription, Technology, & Support send work to India? Thinking of applying if not.
Does anybody know. 
Warminster office is about ready to close its doors. Our accounts unfortunately went to Amherst. I
understand they are going to have a national system not regional where when there is a hospital that needs help people out of work get work in it. I would rather have a main account or a few I know so I am not sure about this new deal. Maybe they are going in with Spheris.
Multiple Accounts
Unfortunately, I think it is becoming more and more common. The company I am at did not start out this way, but I have really seen this change in the last 6 months. They have promised ridiculous turn-around times in order to compete, I assume, with offshoring and to accomplish this it seems to me they are overhiring to cover their bases.
Multiple accounts
I have 4 accounts (all high ESL) and do not mind it at all. The way I look at it, the more flexible you are, the more work you have. :)
I have multiple platforms
I have Emdat, ExText, and Bayscribe on my computer.  No problems here.  I think it just depends on your computer's processing speed and RAM
Multiple jobs
Same thing going on with supervisors - working on salaries, answering minimal or no email, unavailable, IMs set to busy or out. Yeh right sure their busy, busy trying to job juggle, and making otherwise available jobs unavailable. Here's my answer - Supervisor has minimum of 80 people to supervise and QA. Bet that'll keepem plenty busy with one job.
Multiple Requests
There were several paragraphs in the agreement that I agree with--don't talk bad about them to anyone, don't try to steal their clients, yada yada yada--and I agree with all that.  I just don't think it's right to ask me to find a new profession for the next 12 months.  Apparently it's legal, but that doesn't make it right.
LD really isn't an isssue and they have multiple
platforms, not just Meditech, but from what I understand KS itself doesn't have a platform, but you work directly in the hospital systems. 
multiple jobs

I am an independent contractor and currently work for five different practices.  I never feel overwhelmed as none of them are full time.  I also have 24 to 48 hour turnaround time because most are not urgent.  You just have to find docs who are flexible.

Good luck!


Multiple platforms
There are a few platforms depending on the account. However, of the accounts I've worked on, they all tap into your version of Word, so whatever Expander works there will work with TRX.
Yes, multiple times.
No response. 
There are multiple platforms
The platform depends on the account. Every account has a different platform.
one company or multiple?
I have one account that pays great and I am able to sustain high productivity.  I have a part-time position with another company that pays less and productivity is slower due to the large size of the account.  My dilemma is whether to keep all my eggs in one basket and just go for the easy money every month or struggle through the part-time hours with the other company just to keep diversified.  Anyone been in a similar situation?  Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks!
one company or multiple?

Are you asking if you should keep the PT job as backup?  If you are, I would say yes.  For years I've never had just one MT job, always a FT and at least 1 part time and this came in so handy with a recent unexpected department wide closure.  In this line of work, if you can't do without the pay, I would always have something going on the side just in case.  Unfortunately we just never know when a job is going to end or leave the country.  Good luck!~