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I think it is a combo of all work being overflow and..sm

Posted By: Webber on 2009-09-18
In Reply to: No Work - WorriedWebber

the fact that they overhire. Work has been low and slow for the past year. I have heard that some of the accts that we all heard about in that last conference call did not come on board--rumor, but other than the account that started in July to replace a lost one (and never has any work) and a clinic name I saw on the Community Pages (which a level 4 I'm sure will not be allowed to work), they have nothing new. Over the past year, they lost 2 of my accts. I have finally managed to replace them thanks to my persistence, but they are both overflow (like all of them) and low in work (like 99% of them). It just seems hard to get a PT job and still make 40 with them, but I guess we could try. Good luck.

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Yes, it is all overflow - and there is not enough work for everyone! no msg
I also do overflow work for a clinic..
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I got hit with router, but they only do overflow work
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I work for a company that does overflow and I have been

with them for 5+ years.  I have never not had any work and rarely has there been a day when there weren't extra lines available.  A couple of times the hospital's system has gone down and they have asked if anyone wanted a a day off, or could adjust their schedule to work different hours than usual, but I think that has only happened twice.    I have a lot of dictators, though I tend to get the same 30 or so regularly. 

It all depends on how the contract is setup, if they get a certain # of minutes a day, or if they just get whatever in-house can't handle. 

anyone know of overflow or vacation work available?
I work 2 jobs that I love, but both of them are 2-3 times a month and average 100 minutes of dictation at a time.  I rather like the nature of this work as it is given to and I usually have 2-3 days to complete it.  I have lots of experience--ER, other hospital (except ops), psychiatric hospitals and offices (which I loved!), specialty clinics of all types--it's just that I really don't want to give up the 2 jobs that I already have and love, so I would like more of the same kind of thing.  I thought overflow or filling in for vacations would be a good option, if I could find it.  Anyone know of anything like this?  I am considered an excellent Transcriptionist by all whom I've worked for. 
WRONG - I work on 2 which are NOT overflow and know of 3 more sm
in my own STM group that are not.
But don't they just help other companies with overflow type work?
It seems to me that that would make the work load very unstable.
Yes, I work on solid accounts, not overflow.
Webmedx must be sending work to overflow co's as soon as...sm
regular employees start hitting overtime. The economy has an effect on the workload, I know, but not like this, not during peak flu season. Does anyone know for a fact that they are doing this? TIA
Yes. Last entry on community board. ALL Web work is overflow.
I am fairly sure all their accounts still have in-house transcription departments. All mine do. The Atlanta account you mentioned started the same time as my main and always has more work than my hospital, which is an account that has almost completely dried up over the last year. STM states they are saving work for their in-house MTs.
Con: Overflow work is cherry-picked from the git-go by the account's inhouse MTs. nm
I saw postings that all our work was overflow/extra support for hospitals. (sm)

Whatever happened, it has been ongoing since around the Memorial Day holiday.  I too am getting worried.  Christmas coming up, winter utility bills, not to mention the every day expenses we have in order to survive. 

I am picking up a PT position.  May be a little tired working the 2, but for right now it covers my butt.


The hospital I work just contracted to send our overflow to MDI. I've been watching as our SM

minutes slowly dwindle.  Last meeting we had, we voiced our concerns about losing our work and Transcend/MDI outsourcing overseas, only to be told that administration is happy that TAT is being met and so they are going to continue to send work to MDI on a daily basis and we don't believe they are sending OUR work overseas.

My hospital is a prime account to be sent overseas, a medium-sized community hospital, three (count 'em, three) ESL who aren't hard to do at all with the resting being very good, very American dictators, easy to understand.  No way would a service give this account to an American MT who could stand to make a good pay check doing this account.

I think the next step is to get rid of us all and send everything out.  If that happens, that's it for me, I'm getting out of transcription all together.  I know I definitely won't go to MDI for a job, like they would put me on this account where I could pull in 2000+ lines a day.

I've worked too hard all these years to be treated like my knowledge, skills, and education doesn't matter and to be paid peanuts for these skills I have worked hard to acquire, improve, and maintain.

I'm just really bummed today.  My job future isn't looking too good right now.  I hope I'm wrong. 

TT combo
Did you say invoice? Been with TT 3 years and had no idea they hired IC's. I'm still happy with them but just didn't realize. Best regards!
Is this a combo of 3 hospitals? nm
Definitely search archives. Its posted frequently. I know its AOL, and some combo of her name! Try
a search of archives on Keystrokes! Good luck!
They might be partners. And the combo bought out Focus a few months ago. nm
Hasty and Recruiter does not a good combo make!
Many are bad enough when they aren't hasty, with the evasive answers, with us getting a reality check from what we were promised and what really is once we've committed ourselves to the company. I wouldn't take the job myself. I don't trust a hasty recruiter. Something sounds fishy. A more reasonable answer would be that he/she would get back to you with answers, not just skirting the topic. Not good. If the recruiter doesn't know the details of what they are recruiting for, that's not the sign of them representing a good company.
Yep tRoux-en-Y made 6.7 line combo before I quit
Transcend paid 5.7 VR and I think 8.5 or 9 I think it was.  Had no idea I was being offered position for  VR.  It is a combo VR & MTing coming in on same platform Beyond Text and very very little regular MTing.  So it averaged out I made 6.7 a line.  I tried it 2 weeks, ran the numbers and quit and told them why -- 6.7 a line. Terrible way to work, never ever again. 
A combo hourly/incentive or straight hourly rate based on
A platform where MTs have had major input in developing it.

10 annual days of PTO, at average hourly rate.

Affordable, decent health insurance.

QA done by very experienced high-level MTs, with open and respectful communication between QA and the MTs.
Very experienced RAD, ER MT, can train on site in the Raleigh area but prefer to work at home if possible.  Pay by report or exam only.  Can cover odd hours, holidays and weekends for the right situation.
I did overflow for them and there were
horrible.  At our local Kindred doctors that can't get a job anywhere else go to Kindred.  I would get dictation that was 6+ months old.  I was a subcontractor so don't know about insurance.  
Does DSG do a lot of MQ overflow?
I worked at MQ and accepted a position with DSG.  After finishing the paperwork, I began to receive account specifics for DSG and noticed that some of those accounts were accounts I had worked on for MQ.  At the time, I just assumed that the accounts had been lost to DSG.  Are you saying that MQ contracts with DSG to outsource their overflow?  How long have they been doing this?
I don't know about MQ overflow but I have not
They may be doing overflow. SM
I don't think they are lying, since JMH in Miami sends all their work to India. It looks like they have every hospital account in Miami, Fl.

One thing, though, as far as I know, Diskriter has Broward General Medical Center, but this company may be doing overflow work.

Why haven't we heard of this company before? They sound huge.
NOT overflow
I have worked there for almost a year and it is definitely not overflow work.  I don't know what account you worked on but there is plenty of work on the accounts I work on except maybe the last day of the pay period.  Don't listen to these negative people...
yes, it is overflow
I worked there for a few years sometime ago. They actually told me that most of the accounts they have are overflow accounts. That is what they go after. They had possibly 1 account that was not overflow, but they lost it.
All are overflow. nm
-Overflow help needed-

Posted By: JMT on 2007-08-31

I am a small MTSO and I need overflow help with neurology and orthopedics clinic notes. Work would be available once or twice per week, for now. I will pay by PayPal per job completed or weekly by snail mail, your choice. Testing is required. Please send resume and pay requirements if interested.

Not all companies are overflow. nm
Plus, they do overflow accounts...sm
Their work is on overflow accounts where they're a partner with a very dishonest and disreputable larger company who has been outed on this board many times for the horrible treatment of their MTs, etc. I would have nothing to do with them. On the account they're hiring for you may work one day and then be pulled off for the next several days, all without pay. It's a push-pull situation and not fair to any hard working MT. All these companies that do the overflow work should be ashamed for not telling prospective employees about this upfront, but they don't. They wait until you've taken the tests, filled out mountains of paperwork, and just Really want to get to work, and then you find out....it's just wrong on so many levels.
Whether or not they only do overflow is irrelevant. Don't you think?? nm
Plus all my accounts are overflow which I
was not told when I was hired. My STM says they are not, but they all maintain in-house transcription departments and make sure that their MTs have work before sending work our way. How can you NOT call that overflow?
Aren't they ALL overflow?
I haven't seen one real account that WMX has - only overflow, which gets yanked away from us everytime the hospitals get slow so that their own MTs have work.

That is the biggest drawback to working for an overflow company.
How do you tell if acct u do is overflow? nm
By not overflow, do you mean they have no in-house...sm
MTs and we do all work types for them? I wish I were on your team. Sounds great.
I do some overflow for the Ohio office...
I work out of a different MQ office but have been doing some overflow work for the Ohio office. I only work on one account for their office, but it seems to have a lot of work. Not too many ESL docs, though there are a couple of tough ones. With the account I am on, mostly the dictators just speak very rapidly, but with time I've been able to get more comfortable with them.

Good luck to you!
Does anyone know of a company hiring for overflow OPs?
I am in the market for a position where I could pick up some work here and there.  I want a position where I would be contacted for overflow work, when the loads get too high.  It could be for any work type, but Ops are my favorite! I have 13 years (full-time acute care) experience.  Just looking for extra work.
they are (or were) strictly overflow accounts
so it was feast or famine. Private or paranoid?? QA person was so nasty. The overall manager had such a flat affect - never sure if it was just to keep us away or whether depression played a big part.

Games?? Did you ever try to verify your line counts? My accounts were typed with set margin and supposedly they were adjusted to come out to 65 character lines, but you could never come up with the right number of lines, no matter what line count program you used. I think they count part of the report with one margin and use a different margin on others. We had no support - technical or managerial - on weekends, evenings, or holidays. You just fly by the seat of your pants and hope you don't mess too much up.

I also did not like having to buy all the expensive equipment you had to have, like only a Cisco modem, at $350 or more, etc.
I currently use VXP for my overflow account. Is this the same thing as VPN?
I use a Netgear router with no issues at all.
Doubt that overflow account is enough to

We need an entire facility to keep all the MTs who are out of work -- not just a couple of work types that are overflow.

question about the overflow account. sm
Is it in Missouri? No names necessary, just curious. I work for a hospital in Missouri that is sending some work out because we are backed up 10 days. I suggested Transtech and just curious if they actually listened to little ole me!
No TT overhired for the overflow account
they are putting those MTs on the other accounts.
They do not take on overflow accounts anymore either. sm
It must be another company.
my guess: 1 is accounts they have and 2 is overflow.
I am on that account and it is not overflow. It is a set volume with sm
a set 2 sites. You really should ask the lead instead of posting on an anonymous site which makes it look bad. Especially when you know as well as I do that this account is one of the best out there. I make great money and great lines.

I think that once it was caught up, which was a backlog created by the in-house staff, that they needed to make sure that everyone has the work they need but that the account is kept in TAT. Obviously there will not be as much work as it was unlimited while behind, but my understanding is that it will still be very busy as we are 100% responsible for the 2 sites.
They have tons of ESL-lots of overflow junk. nm