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I love working at TT. They have been very kind and understanding with me sm

Posted By: LTMT on 2007-11-04
In Reply to: I'm not trying to bash the company or anything, but I am curious as to what sm - Curious TTer

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!

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I'm kind of with you on this one, i love my job!

I also haven't gotten a raise basically since I started being an MT ten years ago, BUT I have gotten a lot faster.  I average around $23 bucks an hour and have the standard line rate.  I work more (if I want to) and I like being in charge of how much I make.  I am also an RN and prefer being an MT much more than having a stressful nursing job.  Being an MT to me is NOT stressful in the least bit.  I get online, I type my lines, I log off and that's my day.  No backstabbing, bickering, policy changes, etc. 

I HAVE been very lucky with the companies I worked for though.  I worked with a company for six years and loved it, but when things started changing for the worst, rather than coming on here and complaining about it, I got out.  Now, I have another job and truly can say I love it.  I guess it is good for some people and not so good for others.

Thanks. That is very kind of you. I wish working was not so crucial for me sm

right now, but for now, I am the sole support for the household, and it does get a bit scary at times.  Still, you are right in that coming here really does no good.   I may have to try to find a second job until I can build more of a cushion for us so that the off times will not be so scary.

Again, thanks for your kindness and understanding.  It is appreciated.

Wow ... I would love that kind of pay! I do not care so much about PTO, sm

but I do like the taxes taken out and I need the insurance.  I would be in MT Heaven if I found something like that.

I'm happy for you!  :-)


And you are just the kind of MT the MTSOs love
What a completely insulting post. Did you not understand one thing that this person tried to say?

You think SHE has no idea what she is talking about? Sorry, but you are the one who looks like the fool.

You sound like the type who would give away her soul for 3 cpl because you just don't know any better (or a management plant).

Before casting stones, better take a look in the mirror!
I kinda agree. I enjoy working at TT, but this kind of "overkill" is why people sm
get tired of us talking so much on here. Every place I have ever worked has always paid early if the pay day fell on a holiday.  Granted, they do not have to, and it is a nice and considerate thing to do, but hardly so much so as to make me want to burst into a chorus of Go Tell It On the Mountain.   lol
What kind of foreigner are working for TransTech that puts $ sign behind number?????

Foreigner, where are you from?  You working for 3 cents per line, too.

I love working for them
I have been with them for over a year now, an MT for 6 years. They are very family oriented. I work on 2 accounts with very little ESL. I didn't have any trouble when I was hired with them. So far, they pay me more than any other company I have been offered a job for. I know they have good programs for new MTs just coming in. I hope this helps. If there are any other questions you would like me to answer, just let me know
I love working there, too`
I love working for them.

I've been with them for about a year.  We have just switched over to a new system that is probably the best I've ever worked on.  There really isn't much training to do.  They have step-by-step instructions of how to work the program and supervisor will probably call to make sure you have everything ready and will be available to answer your questions.  Then you are assigned work.  They will give you as much or as little as you want.  I find most of the time that I have too much.  No ESLs.  Pay isn't tremendous, but the work is very easy and without ESLs production is good.  They pay by direct deposit every week without fail.  I highly recommend!!!!  Good luck!

man, that's like working for love!!??
I really love working for MDI
I have a friend (a single mom) who swears by Landmark. She says she has the flexibility she needs and the people are all really nice.
I love working for Shapin!!!!
Well, i have been with Shapin for 2 1/2 months and absolutely love it.  I have never seen so much communication.  If you think that is a bad thing, you need to work for a company with no communication.  There is always work, in fact I am never caught up anymore, since I recently started QAing as well as transcribing.  Maybe I got your job, Thanks for doing such a sucky job, so I got the promotion.  Just out of curiosity, where do you work now and what are you getting paid? 
I love working for them.. have been with them for YEARS. xx
Love working at Axolotl!!!
I only have a sec, but I started working for Axolotl at the beginning of Sept. and my experience has been nothing but wonderful from their platform, support, QA, work and management.  Lotus notes is used and extremely user-friendly.  Once you get up to speed, the min. lpd is 1200 and the QA standards are high but you get excellent support and feedback to help you achieve a high QA score.  I would highly recommend working for them!
I love working at home...

I agree that there are those out there that think being an at-home MT is a piece of cake and anyone can do it and they are sorely mistaken...I have an 8-1/2 year old and a 14 month old and I take great pride knowing that I am able to do my job and take care of my children....I have never used my children as an excuse not to get work done and I don't plan on it...my job as an MT is very important and I do it to the best of my ability....I do wish people would take more pride in their work but we don't all have the same work ethics unfortunately...

I love working at Webmedx.
I have only been there for a month now, but I absolutely love it. I used to work for a local hospital and wasn't sure how it would be to go somewhere else, but I am absolutely loving it. The pay is great (actually make more now than I did working at the local hospital for the last 3 years), benefits are pretty close to the cheapest in the business (at least for family coverage), and in the month I have been there, I have had OT approved twice and only ran out of work 2 times (for only an hour each time) right at the beginning(was hired for a new account).
I love working for Keystrokes...
I can't answer the second part of your question because I have been with them for 2 years...but I know they are a stable company and I finally found the perfect fit for me...good luck!!!
Ditto.....Love working for TT (nm)
I love working for TH. I only have single coverage
but it is very affordable and is excellent coverage. I do not know what it is for family coverage but I know that the single coverage runs about half the cost of other companies. They are an awesome company.
Amen, nicely said. I love working for MDI, and I don't get q
where these people are coming from. We have not been slow at all. I always get paid on time, and people answer my e-mails. If the people that are negative have valid complaints, I think they should talk to their team leader or a manager at MDI. I have never, ever had a problem with communication.
I LOVE working for TransTech. Been there almost three years and it's
the best MT job I have ever had. You will enjoy talking with Debbie, who does the hiring.
because I love working part-time
and filling the remainder of my day with extra-curricular but I do not want to live extra-curricular
That is you opinion, not fact. I love working for
Love working for my local clinic
I have 4 weeks vacation after I was there for just one year. After 5 years I get five weeks. I get paid hourly so if there's no work, which happens from time to time when all the doctors and the NP I work for are gone, I still get paid. I get all holidays and weekends off, a 401K plan, and profit sharing. I'm sure those working for Nationals make more than I do, but it was important to me that I didn't have to work weekends and/or holidays so it's the perfect fit for me.
Axolotl ROCKS! Love working for them! nm


I make good money with them and love working there. sm
Here is why: I have one account with a backup account that I have only used twice and both times because they needed help not because my primary was slow. I do 1600+ lines in 8 hours. I started at 8 cpl and was raised to 9 cpl at 90 days. I have as much work as I want and while my PTO days are less than the last place I was for 8 years, I make more during the year. I literally made $17K more with KS last year than I did with MQ the year before. I am higher this year.

I love Chartscript. The account I am on is wonderful and yes, I use ShortHand with it.

Good to me? I made $61K last year with them and so far this year, I am at $56K, so I will pass that for sure.

No to paid holidays but if you work them, it is time and a half.

If my account needs extra help, they offer time and a half for weekends.

I would rather work for less per line and be able to do more lines than make more per line but struggle to get 1000 lines in a day.

There are nay-sayers for KS. They are strict on quality and expect everyone to work their schedule. Not all accounts are great, but that's anywhere. The only people I know who left were either let go for either quality or not working their shift or they quit because their lead was about to fire them.
There are a lot of people who do and it seems that most love working there. I started 6 months ago
and have no complaints at all. It is refreshing to work for a company that treats employees as individuals, not just a number. I also like that they do not send work offshore and that I only have one main account. I do have 2 back-up accounts, but have never worked on them after training. I am lucky that my main account is very busy, too busy most of the time!
I am not management...I just happen to love working for Keystrokes...
sorry you had such a bad experience but doesn't mean that Keystrokes is bad...just in your opinion...
I love working on Meditech. I find it faster than other programs. It really does sm
depend on the account, the version, your connection, etc. There is not a lot of donated time in my opinion. I type upwards of 3000 lines per day (65 character count, not gross) and only work 8 hours. The spellcheck is medical on the account I am on. I use my Expanders for everything. Most of us on the account I am on do over 1500 lines a day, so maybe different accounts are set up different at the actual hospital. I have never lost a report in the middle, although I read that a lot here. I have been working on it for over 3 years.
In retrospect, I shouldn't have named my company because truly I do love working for them and sho
assume this was just a payroll error. So, that's what I'm thinking until I know better. If I did lose my insurance without any notice, then I would not be a very happy camper and would do what I needed to do. But, in the meantime, they have been great to work for...
I would rather know what they expect up front. I love working there. Breath of fresh air sm
I was with the Q for 12 years and started with Keystrokes a year ago tomorrow. I am fast and accurate and had no problems with their requirements.

They are definitely worth taking a look at. I make more money with them (at 0.09 per line now) than I did with MQ at 0.11 per line. Better accounts, no huge pool, plenty of work.

They are growing every year, every month it seems and do not lose accounts.

I am glad I made the switch.

If you do not like what they tell you upfront, try somewhere else. I liked having the information without having the ask 50 million questions and not knowing what to expect.
I love doing pathology, but it is hard to find a position for working at home. Gross pathology is
easy, descriptive typing.  Microscopic is a little more difficult, but once you get the terminology down, it goes really quickly.  I also found it easy to get lines in with pathology.  If you've done acute care, you should not have a problem with the transition, IMHO. 
I feel the same way...I love working for Keystrokes and feel blessed that I have such a wonderful jo
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!
Love, love, love TransTech! Not overhiring, just growing like crazy!
Having trouble understanding

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!"

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 ...