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I think I figured it out. Is this person on the east coast? nm

Posted By: Detective MT on 2006-01-07
In Reply to: Read the boards this week and it will tell you. - sm


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Especially with the east coast/west coast difference
Thanks - I'm on the East Coast too
I'll have to look around here some more.  Thanks.
That sounds about right for East Coast!
So, now you see that the MTSOs don't really make that much off of us!!!!  Maybe we should thank our lucky stars!! 
Not just CA - east coast here and 100K is not all that much
for a couple to make. Many married couples I know make around that it and are just scraping by.
East coast MT/MEs? Saw Futurenet's ad (sm)
and was just curious as to why they have to live on the east coast.  Client preference?  Time zones? 
They advertised for east coast ME.
That's what I applied for. I have a FT job too, just want part-time ME at night to give my fingers a rest.
East Coast, drawl, cobbler. n/m
Today is the last day for a large hospital on the East Coast.
No doubt about it.
No, not Chicago, bit further east. nm
Most doctors now are from the Middle East or India
so you know they are not going to take these holidays. The Jewish are more involved in financing and banking now.
Venkay applied using East's resume so for Venkat
Where in Michigan? North, south, east, or west? Other clues? nm
I think it is one person. I had a few print outs from a few weeks ago and this person even capital
I have had a positive one. I have been with Keystrokes for 3 months and am very happy.

I printed them to show my manager but she told me that there are few bitter people out there and no one can do anything about them. My manager said that everyone can tell that it is the same few over and over again, for Keystrokes and a few other companies as well. Time to move on Ms. Anon. I cannot think why a company would go through the trouble of getting IDs and getting you installed just to ignore you after that. Doesn't make sense, does it? Are you sure that't the whole truth? You keep saying truth but it sounds fishy.
Exactly what I'm talking about RUDE! You are a very unhappy person. A happy person does not
respond in such a way!  This is the reason SS has such a bad name.
On the West Coast
I heard the term typing monkeys, too. Wouldn't surprise me if it were used all throughout the company, they had so little respect for us. I just thought it was an LA thing, but evidently not.
W. Coast is a lot of Asian. nm
Got it all figured out!

I think I will be better off getting two physicians to transcribe for than working for a company. All these nationals are making BIG profits off of us. Most of them I am finding do not value their MTs. Any comments fellow MTs?
Thanks, I figured as much.
Figured it out
i know now, the Mountain Region
I figured it out
 now know how it works.
I just figured it out -

I don't know why it did not dawn on me sooner what is happening.  I work on a tiered pay plan - at my top tier I was making darn good money; however, there is never enough work anymore to get there and the supervisors tell me that they have to have extra people to make sure we get the TAT done.  However, I am losing over 5 cpl because I cannot get up there now (due to lack of work, not due to my lack of trying). 

I just realized, if we are doing the same amount of work just spread out between more people, they are paying less money per line, but still getting their big bucks - so where is their incentive to keep me happy?  Never mind that I have always busted my butt for them, that they could always call me for stats even when I was not scheduled to work; never mind that I worked weekends when I was a M-F scheduled employee. 

The bottom line is, the lines are scarce because doctors are not dictating as much, so they are going to keep as many people busy as they can so they pay out less on their end -


That's about what I had figured.
When I left one MTSO 4 years ago they were trying to force me into VR with the promise of tripling of my production to offset the 50% cpl reduction.  So, see, it would actually be a raise!  Win-win!  It sounded fishy then when I knew nothing about it, and fishier now that so many people actually have informed opinions.  Thanks for sharing that. 
750 lph on VR? I figured it was something like that
The people who go fast on VR are the people like the one who said she did 750 lph. She is familiar with the dictators and perhaps the hospital and therefore is not slowed down by demographic verification, difficult dictators, etc. She perhaps started at the hospital when straight typing and then transitioned to VR. That is not representative of the rest of us.
I am not a hateful person but that person screamed at me for 45 minutes. sm
She said all transcriptionists are idiots.
Gulf Coast Transcription
I worked for them several years ago. Very small, friendly company and pay was always on time, but have not seen anything recently about them looking for transcriptionists. At the time I worked for them, the account that I was on was just going internet, but we still used a C-phone. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Gulf Coast Transcription

I have worked for GCT for 3 years!  We use SoftMed and Chartscript via the internet.  There is always plenty of work (two major hospitals and plenty of private groups/practices), and, if, for some reason, you run out, they are more than happy to assign more work to you.  Pay is bi-monthly (direct deposit) and on time!  Pay scale is comparable!  Owners are very friendly and down to earth, very willing to work with you!  Office staff is very friendly.  Editors/Trainers are very friendly.  This is a great company to work for. 

Gulf Coast Transcription

Saw some gab a few days ago on GCS (poster was happy GCTer or something like that) and would like some info if anyone can help. 

When you say they have plenty of work, do you mind my asking how many lines you do per day/week? Also, what are they paying cpl? If you don't want to tell me exactly what they are paying you, would you just give me a range?

Also, do they work with you well when you want to take time off or need a sick day?

Thanks for the help!

I know Gulf Coast Transcription will consider it
Yeah Gulf Coast
I have been working for Gulf Coast since February.  I absolutely love this company!  Yes, all positions are IC, so of course no benefits.  However, I find the company to be so friendly and so helpful.  They bend backwards for you; whatever, you need the make sure you have it.  I am transcribing ER notes currently.  I would refer anyone to this company.  They are absolutely great!
Gulf Coast Transcription
Does anyone work for Gulf Coast Transcription out of Ft. Myers, Florida?  If so, what is their pay scale?
Is this ESL account on the west coast? nm
Hey girl, greetings from the northwest coast of Fla. sm
did you take that ASR test yet? I know Spheris has a few new accounts coming on board too but I don't think you'd want to go back to that. Cornerstone was not my cup of tea but loved TWS. If something isn't broke, don't fix it.
Gulf Coast Transcription
Found some good things in the archives, but no information recently... pros, cons, would like to apply to this company soon.  Thanks!
Gulf Coast Transcription
I just found out today that they offshore.  I didn't realize this.
Gulf Coast Transcription
Does anyone currently work for this company who could give some information?  Are they hiring now?  Thanks a lot.
Gulf Coast Transcription
Does anyone currently work for this company who could give some information?  Are they hiring now?  Thanks a lot.
I currently work for Gulf Coast
and absolutely love it!  I have been with them for a year and a half.  I believe they are trying to hire for nights and weekends, as we are needing the coverage for these shifts to meet our TAT.
Gulf Coast Transcription
Does this company have heavy ESL? Do you have plenty of work, what kinds of platforms do they have and is pay per line decent? Any info would help. I checked their website and there is not a whole lot of information.
Gulf Coast Transcription
Does this company have heavy ESL? Do you have plenty of work, what kinds of platforms do they have and is pay per line decent? Any info would help. I checked their website and there is not a whole lot of information.
Gulf Coast Transcription
Does anyone know if they offshore???  Just hired and wondering...
I figured it would look rather "stupid" with 1 job!
I have to beef it up! Easy read, though!! Oh well. Thanks for the help.
I figured as much which is why I would not apply
for the position.
Figured this out about 3 weeks ago
on a Word document - I know counting program Word is not always accurate -  but figured it would at least be fairly consistent for the document I was counting 3-4 different ways... bottom line was 15.5% reduction if you do not get paid for spaces.
I think i figured it out...at least a big part of it
They overhire and run out. They lose their good MTs to steadier places and can't meet TAT. Then they start the process all over again. I would not be at all surpised if they have lost accounts because there is some serious mismanagement happening. They need some better coordination and scheduling procedures. I left a few months ago and actually have work everyday now. :)
Thanks, searching, I figured that must be why. nm
Have you figured your error out yet?
Well sounds to me that you have figured it out on your own. sm
I think that if you need to be home with your daughter and don't need benefits and your husband is okay with it, take the job. That is not bad money. Hopefully, the drive is not far from where you live. Good luck.
Uh-oh! I figured that was the case

Thank you for the info!    Just not what I was hoping to hear. 

Thanks. I figured as much. I have my resume
I haven't quite figured out what to do sm
myself yet. In the same boat as everybody else, but tired of testing, hiring and then the job blows up for some reason. I am ready to just quit and go do something else, although I don't know what!
From what I just figured, I would have made
over the past week by the way this averages out approximately $170 for 1 day, $180 for 2 days and $190 for one day for myself if I were paid that way for VR and straight.