I bet Keystrokes is sooo glad they posted their benefits! LOL
Posted By: NervousNelly on 2005-12-27
In Reply to: no one asked you to work for them, did they? lol - ...
Sheesh! Talk about attack mode!
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I am glad you posted this...
As I continue to read many negative posts about companies...not just TTS, but others as well....I am becoming concerned that a company can unjustly have their reputation suffer because of one or two disgruntled people. I now take what I read on this company board with a grain of salt.
Thank YOU!!!!!! I am so glad you posted this.
The posters below want to think there is nothing to doing clinic; really easy, and shouldn't pay like acute care does, yet they use the same terminology. I am not imagining things... Thanks so much for the validation here. Finally someone with some knowledge on this......... Thank YOU!
I am glad you posted this information sm
I posted some negative information about Landmark about 4 or 5 months ago and got absolutely ripped apart on this board. Obviously they are too going the way of every other MT company.
I wonder if the folks who tore me apart several months ago are whining about their jobs now?
I think all these companies are eventually going to do the same thing. I did have a little hope for MT in general, but not much anymore.
should have posted absolutely NO benefits for mature -- typo there n/m
I love MT, but I am also so glad hubby has steady income and excellent benefits!
He retired with 20 years in the air force and has a retirement check from that, as well as standard and very basic benefits that we can use without paying a whole lot. He has worked full time since retiring from the air force (he was 40 when he got his 20) with excellent pay and awesome benefits that we pay a very low premium for. I used to make excellent cash as an MT when being paid on a gross line, but now I make maybe 20K a year with no benefits of any kind from my job. Now my income just supplements his and is for the extras we enjoy.
What benefits does Keystrokes have?
I need a company with good benefits like health insurance, life insurance, pay increases, and retirement. Keystrokes sounds like a good company, but I do not know their benefits.
Regarding the Keystroke benefits.. I work for them and have not heard a thing??? I LOVE the company!! Regarding the incentive package... Would this pertain to IC status or just employee status??
Does Keystroke offer affordable health insurance for husband and wife?
We just got AFLAC coverage. We are still waiting on new health insurance. The owner did not like the final quotes and continues to look for a plan with reasonable rates and reasonable coverage. I'll be glad since I currently have no health insurance.
I don't know about any other new benefits per se. However, they pay well. Account lead is nice and helpful. Direct deposit is always on time.
I have only worked here for 3 months so I don't have all of the benefits yet, so hopefully someone else can help you out in that regard.
I hope I have been helpful.
I turned down a position at Keystrokes after I found out that they offer you health insurance but don't a cent toward the monthly premium, it all comes out of your paycheck. I think this is a joke. If you make your required lines of 12,000 per pay period and get paid .08 cents a line that $960.......take out taxes and the insurance premium, you'd barely be making $600 a pay period. That is ridiculous!
TO LTMT: You posted below that you work FT for Keystrokes (sm)
and PT for Smart-Med. I work for KS and I didn't think I could work for anyone else. I thought I remembered reading something about it in the Employee Handbook when I was hired. New handbooks are coming out this week...but just wondered if it really is OK with KS to work PT for someone else. TIA.
ANY INFORMATION ABOUT KEYSTROKES, PAY, BENEFITS?
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED, IE., MINIMUM LINE REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL TIME, IF THEY OFFER BENEFITS, ETC.
Beware Keystrokes benefits
Keystrokes really does not offer benefits in my opinion. The health insurance is no less than $300 per month, PTO does not even start for 1 year and yes, I got 2 different stories, too.
I elected to stay with/return to MQ. Their benefits are spelled out and soon, in October, they are supposed to be getting even better.
Be very careful with KS. Take it from one who learned!
Keystrokes benefits - are you employee or IC? SM
If you need/want benefits, you have to be an employee. Just call the office. Becky will send out the right paperwork. The benefits include 401k, life insurance, health insurance and PTO. I know that 1/1 will start bereavement, incentive, insurance going to Blue Cross/Blue Shield, better PTO, etc. The packets are due out by 12/1 but I know that they are trying to get them out sooner if possible.
Keystrokes has good FTE benefits
So sorry about you losing your job, and I hope you find something you enjoy quickly.
Keystrokes....Any information as far as benefits?
Specifically insurance...family or just employee costs? I really need a job with good insurance. I have an individual plan now but the costs keep going up and the deductible gets higher and higher. Thanks.
What people are saying about Keystrokes is not hype like another company posted, this is really how
You cannot go wrong. They are as honest as the day is long.
Keystrokes announces 2006 benefits package sm
Keystrokes has finalized the benefits package for full time employees and has received great feedback from our MTs.
We wanted to share these so that you get them straight from the source rather than in rumors and heresay.
To be FT, you must produce a minimum of 12,000 lines (acute care), 1200 reports (radiology) or a combination of the two.
After 90 days, all FT employees are eligible for:
2 sick days, 2 floating paid holidays, rate x 1.5 for holidays worked, 3 days bereavement pay for immediate family, 1 day bereavement pay for extended family, 401k plan (with vesting schedule for match), health insurance (paid by employee) and life insurance (paid by company), direct deposit.
After one year, FT employees are eligible for 5 days PTO. After three years, FT employees are eligible for 10 days PTO and after ten years, FT employees are eligible for 15 days PTO.
After years of changes due to growth, we have deemed 2006 a change-free year and have put in place many surprise perks for our MTs for this coming year.
We value our transcriptionists - both employees and ICs and want to make Keystrokes the employer of choice.
Give us a look ... you will like what you see. No more awkward growing pains; instead you will be treated with the professional respect you deserve while enjoying a personal touch!
Thank you to all who have helped mold the company into what it is today - we could not do it without the support of our transcriptionists, customers and supporters. We even thank the critics - their criticism allows us to improve :)
Happy Holidays !
Keystrokes is hiring. Can anyone tell me how much for their medical insurance benefits etc...
I am looking for a FT job with good medical benefits for either myself or family coverage. They are seeking ortho MTs and that is right up my alley. Thanks in advance for any help.
Question. You posted complaints about Keystrokes and Spheris, but that wasn't bashing. So why
I have not posted anything wrong. It is common knowledge that Keystrokes does not send work offshor
Now I know why so many people do not like these boards. I did not write anything bad or over the top. I simply stated facts. I agree with the others and will now observe but not post. This is craziness here. If someone asks a question, I guess they would rather have answers from those that do not know the real answers. Call the company if you have questions from this point out. The phone number and web site are not secret.
Heard Keystrokes was getting better benefits, medical insurance etc.. Anyone care to elaborate? I
ready for a change.
If SOOO many are saying it ... sm
i.e., with STRAIGHT typing and not being able to make lines/minimum wage... I'm sure there must be something to it. All these MTs can't be making it up!
Since anything even remotely resembling English has gone the way of ($$$ for MTSOs) VR ... all that seems to be left is transcription that is rejected by VR ... all that's left for the dedicated, experienced MTs is GARBAGE ... it's not the LACK OF WORK ... it's the TYPE OF WORK the straight typing MTs are reduced to. So, off your high horse and start doing 8 hours' worth of this crap (actual 14-16 hours required) to get FT lines in .. and then tell us we're not cutting it!
This is sooo true!
I know from personal experience. The newbie gets in to work for a service and gets put in the FIFO pool and then complains all the time that there are too many dictators and they cannot understand them, or they do not know that speciality, yet they begged to get hired and promised they would do anything to gain experience, yet they cannot do the actual work.
SINCE EVERYONE IS SOOO NASTY
About typos, doesn't anyone know the difference between the usage of NO AND KNOW?
You are exactly right. My favorite I found to be true is..misery loves company. I also believe in the Laws of Attraction,,, if you're miserable, you attract misery. If your happy... you attract happiness as more people like to be around you and everyone puts everyone is a better mood.
It's so obvious that these last few replies were by the company/employees themselves in efforts to dismiss what is going on. MTs don't snooze on this one! Troll.. that is funny
cause I am sooo sick of hearing (sm)
whining and griping and complaining about the same old same old!!! That's why! And if it agitates YOU to think about finding another flippin' job, then so what! I really don't care! I say, if your job stresses you out this much, it is very easy to look elsewhere. There are only TONS and TONS of other places to work, so...find another J-O-B! Simple as that! And quit yer whining, why don't cha?
ohhhhh my, sooo sorry (that was no class act)sm
And some on this board say the MTs complain (for no reason, their fault etc.
Ya know what, I am not here daily but I seem to see some of the same theme over and over and then to take heed. I know people stretch, etc, but I believe it, yes, I do.(one that got me recently was PAYPAL and having to pay $10 for a check that is $240 to get paid, (20 a month)
Sooo, is Trans Tech VR is that why sm
there is seemingly disenchantment in the postings? I will not try VR again, so just wanted to know. I will never EVER work for that kind of money EVER. This is a highly skilled and technical, knowledgable based profession. PERIOD and ever changing info to keep up with.
Well, aren't you just SOOO special!
that place is sooo boring; who posts there?
jobs there. I think Spheris also has job ads there...
I Sooo Agree...some HR Recruiters/companies
do not realize how much a waste of time it is for them and the potential employee/IC to go on with an endless hiring process of repeating application questions, testing, etc...possibly only to find out that they do not pay enough, or some other major item that is not unacceptable to one of the parties. I have had some time-waster interviews, and I do not like to feel I've wasted my time any more than the recruiter does.
I am SOOO sick and tired of BEGGING for work!
Anyone know of a company that is hiring ICs, flexible scheduling, multispecialty clinic, at least 8 cents a line (shows my desperation...!), steady, dependable work flow for the most part, a company where you can stay and work for at least a few years straight. Any out there? Do not want MDI-MD. Do not want to be an employee - want to be an IC. Do not want any complicated platforms. Any smaller companies out there? I can't find jack lately, even with over 10 years experience. I need consistent work!
I am so glad, so very glad that finally I have reached
the age that if we are low on work, I just take off. No problem at all and love the extra day or so off. I now have worked since the 70s and finally made to retirement age, get SS plus other retirement money coming in and thank the good Lord do not have to worry about if there is work or not. BTW, when I worked inhouse never ran out of work ever, only when transferring out to company do they run out of work. If I had to raise a family now I would most certainly cross train on other accts at my place but only have 1 that I work on, by choice.
Thanks! I'm glad to hear that, I didn't think anyone used it anymore! I'm glad to hear so
I'll definitely check them out!
The Rates Are Posted Here and Posted Below
The service owner fees are posted in a UnionNow post (below), but here they are again:
SERVICE OWNERS CHARGE:
$0.115 - $0.25 per line for full transcription of acute care on 24/7 accounts
$2.75 - $7.65 per report for full transcription of pathology, lab, specialty operative notes, plain film and interventional radiology
$0.097 - $0.125 per line for VR editing
OF THAT MONEY, MTs ARE RECEIVING
$0.85 - $1.25 per report full transcription
$0.06 - $0.115 per line full transcription
$0.035 - $0.06 per line for VR editing
AS OUR PRODUCTION BRINGS THE MONEY IN, WE DESERVE A LARGER CHUNK OF THE PROFITS - OFFICE STAFF CAN BE TRIMMED INSTEAD OF THE PRODUCTION STAFF. IF A RECEPTIONIST MISSES A DAY OF WORK, ANYONE CAN ANSWER THE PHONE IN HER PLACE. IF AN MT NEEDS A DAY OR SO OFF, PATIENT CARE CAN SUFFER BECAUSE AN INTEGRAL MEMBER OF A HEALTH CARE TEAM IS UNAVAILABLE.
WE ARE STILL EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN THE HEALTH CARE PICTURE. DO NOT SELL YOURSELVES SHORT.
IF YOU ARE AGAINST UNIONS OR INITIATIVES, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RESPECT YOUR OPINION, BUT BEG THAT YOU RESEARCH, SPEAK TO OTHERS, EDUCATE YOURSELVES ABOUT WORKERS UNITED. WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE HERE; THEY'VE TAKEN ALMOST EVERYTHING FROM US.
$1.25 PER REPORT TRANSCRIBED IN THE U.S.A. BY A U.S. MTs
$0.10 PER LINE TRANSCRIBED IN THE U.S.A. BY A U.S. MTs
$0.075 PER VR LINE EDITED IN THE U.S.A. BY U.S. MTs
Did Keystrokes sell to Transcend? I thought Keystrokes was buying up companies sm
but I heard from another service owner that they sold out to Transcend. Anyone know if that happened?
keystrokes ad..can someone tell keystrokes their banner ad needs a hyphen...quality-minded
Did Keystrokes sell to Transcend? I thought Keystrokes was buying sm
small companies but another service owner told me that she heard that Keystrokes sold to Transcend. Is this true?
I posted this down below but meant to post it as a new thread. Before I apply with them, I would like to know as I left Transcend a few months ago and do NOT want to get back into that mess.
Not only that, but I would MUCH rather work for Keystrokes than Spheris as Keystrokes doesn't
Only Keystrokes. Worked at MQ until I came to Keystrokes. Started at sm
Keystrokes PT, liked what I saw and experienced, gave notice to MQ and went FT. Have not look back since. I had previously worked at 2 hospitals, for MDI, Transcend and MRC until bought by MQ. I plan on retiring here as long as they stay as they are.
No, Not with Keystrokes, visiting friend and using her pc, she got job with Keystrokes
I forgot to change the Name. I do not think Keystrokes is hiring anymore now. Would like some info about Diskriter though.
Ditto, Keystrokes is a wonderful company with wonderful people! I love working for Keystrokes!
I am just not making enough money. They are a great company though, just ask for a back up account.
we will be glad to use our
after we find another job
I'm glad I could help.
I am an MT, before I get accused of being in a managerial position.
YW...glad I could help :)
I'm glad I'm not the only one
When I was hired two years ago, I gave a set schedule as an SE (with every intention of following it), but right from the beginning I had to adjust it because of no work being available. Since then, I pretty much do what I want to. Thank goodness I work for a good office and they don't bother me much, but all the talk about the changes coming are worrying me. If they make me work a set schedule, I may just fly the coop, because I know there will never be work available during my shift.
I am glad you think so
You must be in management and not an MT or ME.
I have never had so many problems with MQ since being transferred to Amherst. Yes, there it is again, AMHERST. I am exhausted after my 40 hour week and feel like I have been typing for 2. I just do not get anywhere. All crappy dictators, and jumping from account to account and running out of work.
You must not do acute care or as it used to be called, medical records, and you must have easy, easy reports. I am making squat for all my aggravation.
Even if the grass wasn't greener on the other side, I would never come back.
I am just holding on until I can find another job and I am looking.
I can't take this garbage anymore.
It is not worth my health, happiness or my family. They all come before this company. It used to be a good company before FRANK came on board.
Can't wait until I can get out of here.
Oh, do you have to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas, if you celebrate that holiday? Just another one more thing to annoy me.
well glad you think so
I want to say I am so glad that (sm)
I am not the only one who cannot stand the company. Every time I post elsewhere (will not say where) I got flamed for saying this is not the absolute best company to work for. Believe me, it is about the worst. Any time a company claims it is the best, that is a red flag IMO.