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I took a test for a company and my foot pedal would work with the test and I had keep going back

Posted By: PAMT on 2008-04-26
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over the dictation time and again to get all the words because I couldnt stop and start it by the foot pedal.  What can I do about this.

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I would not work for OSI because their online transcription test was so cumbersome w/o foot pedal
It took me 15 minutes to transcribe 30 seconds of dictation because so much time was wasted rewinding and fast forwarding with the mouse. I did not want to work for a company that could not even figure out to make the online test reasonable.
I took the test, and at first was put off because I could not use the foot pedal, sm

but really it was not that tough.  If I remember right, F2 is play/pause, F3 rewind, and F4 fast forward.  It took a little bit to get used to, but it didn't take me anywhere close to 3 hours (about 1/2 that), so do not let that put you off.   Apparently I passed, as I have an appointment to talk with the recruiter tomorrow.  I do not know many details about the company, but I guess I will find out. 


Good luck!  

I'd tell 'em they could have their foot pedal back
Don't forget, if they can take legal action for return of a little used foot pedal, you most CERTAINLY can take legal action over nonpayment for the lines they gypped you out of.
There is no written test. Must have been a different company. I took their ortho test sm
and it was easy. You had to know your terminology but it was easy to understand AND I used my foot pedal.
I just paid over $8 to ship a foot pedal back to eTransPlus w/ DELIVERY CONFIRMATION..sm
They hired me, sent me a foot pedal, and right before I was to start, my company made me an offer I couldn't refuse. So to keep from burning a bridge in the future with eTransPlus (who were super nice about the whole thing), I sucked it up and spent the $8. It will be well worth it in the future if I ever need to seek future employment with them. I do want to add that I shipped the pedal back with DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. It costs about .50, but allows the sender as well as receiver to track the item. Well worth it!
Usually a spelling test, a punctuation test, and maybe 3-6 test files to do. Sometimes done using
They provide pedal to take test?
Sure, but nobody can understand the Ortho test dictation, no pedal, no speed control...sm
Phoenix Medcom- Another apply a few months back, ask to take a test and never heard back??
I applied a month or two ago, received an email from someone asking if I would take a test and said she was getting ready to go on vacation for a week, so I hurried and immediately and told her I'd love to take the test. I never heard back. I waiting thinking she went on vacation and would contact me when she got back to do the test but nothing...very strange..Just wondered if this happened to anyone else.
I can't get my foot pedal to work
Any suggestions on how to make it work?
How do I get my foot pedal to work?

Several potential employers have sent wave files.  I downloaded them, opened them with media player but my foot pedal does not recognize the file. VERY hard to transcribe by starting and stoping the recording manually....no time for that.

Any helpful insight would be appreciated.  I've contaced the companies for help, but really not helping. 

I have this downloaded, but can't see to get the foot pedal to work. lol nm
thx, hope the foot pedal will work oh boy nm
I use my own foot pedal. It isn't an EMDAT pedal either, just a regular WAV pedal. nm
I meant foot pedal wouldnt work. nm
I don't think so. I got my test back from them but not from two others. I think it is becoming
common. I was embarrassed when I saw my test and made sure that the next one I took was better.

Why would you think it was Keystrokes? No one mentioned a company. I was thinking of an entirely different company. Just curious.
Thanks - I sent my test back Friday
so hopefully I'll hear back by the end of next week. I'm really interested in doing clinic notes so I hoping I did well enough.
Just took the test myself. No actual dictation to transcribe. Just a written test.
For 13 cpl, I might do it if the dictators aren't a total horror.
I just took the test today - thought it was a great test of MT skills.
I took over a week for them to get back to me, and I took a test over the phone, but that was SM
several years ago. Dont now about now.
So good to know! I took the test but have not heard back

I don't think I will take the job, but do you know if they even hire ICs?  Just so I know!  TXs

took their test and waited for eight months to hear back from then sm
by that time I had two different jobs.  No the eight months is NOT A TYPO
I did apply, heard back, and took the first part of their test. nm
Guess I didn't. Heard back within a day of taking the test, sm
but that was several years ago.  Depends on current recruiters, I guess. 
Medware's test hold people back from applying.
Even so, it is very unprofessional and rude to not reply back when someone took the time to test!!

I sent it in the first day, heard back in a few days, took the test and started last week. sm
I know that they are very busy and it sounds like they are getting even busier. It took about a week after I took the test to hear, but I was told there were over 100 people taking tests and they were picking the best scores.
Anyone know how long it takes to hear back from Prescyse after taking the test?
Will they get back to you?
Yippee - I finally got a call back and did the test files last night
I hate sent another email and even called, but she was out of office. When recruiter sent the test files, she apologized for being out of touch and even thanked me for my persistence.

By the way, I was not talking about Medscribe at all. It is a totally different company.

Wish me luck!
I just heard back that I passed the test and they asked when it was convenient to contact me by phon
Is the test through mttest.com a timed test? Thanks. nm

What test? Are you sure it's the same company?
I didn't take a test.
i just took a test for a company, and it
Do you work there? I do, in Rad, and did not have a test. nm
Need a foot pedal
I need a foot pedal.  Could anyone tell me what I need to look for when I purchase one.  The ones I have looked at on the internet are between $125 and $200.  I would like to find one that is less expensive.
$65 usb foot pedal
It is an Infinity USB footpedal and works with Express Scribe, which is free, and many other programs. It is on tvps.com. You can find the compatibility list on there.
Foot pedal
Yee gads, supposed to take a MT test tomorrow and do not have a foot pedal. Has anyone else out there taken one using their mouse and if so how did it work out? I have been to 4 different computer stores tonight. No one had a clue as to what a foot pedal is. Any info appreciated.
Foot pedal
Excuse me, but have not been on internet for a long period of time. The test I am taking has been sent by email, have Media Player there, but how do they connect? Don't fuss at me, just some help please. Thanks.
USB foot pedal

I use a USB foot pedal but it's a pain but there is a work around.  You need Express Scribe and to download the voice file there.  When you are all done with your note you need to go into the Editscript audio box, which is on the upper left hand side and move the slider to 97-98% and then press listen, listen to the end, then send the report. If you don't it messes something up on their end.  Send me an email if this is not quite clear.  I've been doing this for a year and a half this way but am not in the program right now.


9 pin foot pedal
I just began MT from home about a month ago. A friend who had gotten out of the business loaned me a 9 pin foot pedal. However, my brand new Dell computer (bought it in 7/06) had no serial port for a 9 pin pedal. I bought an adapter, but it never worked, so I had to get a USB foot pedal. Most of the newest computers have no place to connect a 9-pin. I spoke to Dell about this, and they said, the 9-pin is considered to be old technology.
Foot pedal
Wish I could help you.

I just crawled under my desk (it's scary under there) to see but my pedal is so old and worn, I can't find the info on it.

I use my foot pedal.
I like going back and forth between editing and straight typing. I make more money doing VR (eScription) and I produce a lot more lines.
You sure can use the foot pedal
wav foot pedal
Help! I want to take a test for a company and need a wav foot pedal. I feel so stupid. I don't know what that means. I have foot pedals coming out the wazoo, one with a USB port and one that has 7 pins, but neither are working with the wav files that are coming through real player. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
more on foot pedal
Many accounts are C-phone, which they will rent to you if you don't have one (but you can usually find a reasonable deal on eBay), so you would use the foot pedal with that.

I don't remember all the computer requirements, but you do have to have high-speed internet, unlimited long distance for any C-phone or Lanier accounts (you get hired to a specific account), and anti-virus/spywrae software.
Foot pedal

On a typical online computerized transcription test, you can click on the voice file options, then right click on Save target as, then save the voice file on your PC, and then play it with your own player, and use your foot pedal.

We use a foot pedal. nm
Could be the foot pedal....
BayScribe requires the Infinity foot pedal (not the DVI model). I had to purchase one for two of my accounts because the foot pedal I had wouldn't interface with Dragon or Bayscribe.
It has to do if you have a foot pedal or not.
If you try to transcribe these types of tests without a foot pedal, it is indeed impossible. You will miss words, because it will take an extremely long time to listen, type, go back, type, etc. Also, if your footpedal is not set up to back space enough (sometimes footpedals don't do so well with software), that too can be a problem. In my case, I had the foot pedal and I could go over it and be done with it without spending hours. But, in the past, I have done these kinds of tests without the pedal and it is murder. In my opinion, the companies are aware of this, and do little to make the potential candidates comfortable. When I used to hire, I gave the MT every opportunity and resource to do their best. Not with this company and several others. There are those out there who do a better test, believe me. So, it is not you or your friends. It is indeed the nature of the technology, and this particular company does not seem to care about making sure all goes well for the potential candidate.
yes, you need a 15-pin foot pedal
That is the only pedal that works with their platform.
foot pedal..
I have one that will not work with expresscribe at all...Luckily I have an older one that does...unless the job you are applying for can tell you how to use, I would watch for the format they use, or you will be buying another foot pedal to work...the one that does not work to test, works great on DocQScribe and Emdat, also Chartscript for sure.