I understand. I don't think you're understanding
Posted By: Clarification on 2008-06-18
In Reply to: MDI- no work. - RJ
the thread from below that I am referring to. We are all new hires and understand that we can only transcribe 5 jobs a day. I agree and understand completely. But several of the MTs posting below are very upset, as they do not have the work to even complete the 5 jobs a day. They are apparently being told there is no work on various accounts. That is what is freaking me out. I understand the logic and reasoning behind 5 jobs maximum while training, but I do not understand that those in training have no work to get just 5 jobs. That does not bode well for the future.
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I think I understand what you're (sm)
asking, but I'm not sure you understand the terminology. FTP means file transfer protocol. It just refers to a particular method of transfer. It has nothing to do with platforms or anything else, it's just one way to transfer files from computer to computer. It has nothing to do with when or on what schedule you might get sent work. Think of it like picking up tapes. Your "tape" is transferred to the FTP server. When you get around to logging on to the FTP server, your "tape" is there waiting for you. You download it and log off. Then you do whatever it is you have to do during the day while you get your "tape" done. Then you transfer the finished product back to the FTP server. It's not like a platform where you have to log on and stay logged on while you do your work. Hope this helps.
I understand what you're saying.
Hope I didn't come across as being nasty. But what I meant was IT'S ALL AN ILLUSION. Just because the AAMT says that someone is a CMT, doesn't mean they are. Yes, I know it's their test and their credential.......because they have called it so. But we don't have to accept that as our reality. They don't make the rules for us all. You know what we should do? We should ALL call ourselves CMTs! That would take the sizzle out the AAMT so fast, they wouldn't know what hit them! We can call ourselves anything we want--and there's not a darned thing the AAMT can do about it. It's a free country, and they don't OWN those three words. Just a thought.
I understand what you're saying,
but if I couldn't see it, I couldn't use it to pay my bills (but wound up feeling stressed, knowing that I would have to come up with the money at some point to pay my taxes). Either way, once I saw what I cleared when working for them, I couldn't afford to pay my bills. I didn't stay with them very long. I found a good company (not one of the ones that are always advertising for MTs). They pay a good line rate and take out all my taxes. I can actually earn a decent living again, and I have no problem paying my bills.
From some of the posts on this board, though, I'm very glad I got out when I did.
I understand what you're up against, but....
When they set your hours, they are supposed to make you an employee and withhold taxes. If you are paying your own taxes as an IC, then they could be held responsible for all the time they have not withheld your taxes in so far as they have made you set a schedule. It is a shame that companies do this, but it is against the law according to the IRS. There is a fine line, however. Read up on it and you'll see on the IRS site that they can tell you that they want the work back in a certain amount of time, but cannot for example tell you to do it between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., etc. If they are doing this and putting you on a time clock, then you are not an IC, you are an employee. I guess if you wanted to you could fight it or else just stick to your schedule. I would, however, raise the question to your company that since you have to work a set schedule is there any way to make you an employee in according with the IRS standards. If you love your job and this doesn't bother you then let it go. They'll get caught up with eventually because they'll try this with the wrong IC.
I think you're right. I never did understand why -
hospitals scream bloody murder at the mere thought of setting up MTs at home...('Too expensive!' 'Too much software to purchase'! etc.) Yet they're willing to pay through the nose for VR equipment. It seems like the suits always fall for the shiny new gadgets that they think carry a 'wow' factor, that they can boast to their colleagues about at that next big medical conference.
Don't understand your post. I hope you're not sm
faulting the MTs who are stuck with dialup because DSL/broadband is not offered in their areas.
Sorry - I guess we're getting to be like the Indians - we don't understand what we read
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 ...
If I am understanding you correctly,
companies have no business wanting an accurate report?? There is nothing wrong with requiring 98% quality in a report. If you are a good MT, it doesn't matter how long or short the report is, it will be accurate and meet the standards for you company or facility, that is, if you want to keep a job anywhere.
I fail to understanding NOTHING
I have no idea what you're babbling about in your post. I WAS proactive and did immediately seek employment elsewhere. That doesn't mean I'm incapable of having the human decency to understand my fellow MTs plight.
You've got quite a hard shell.
Just like a NUT, now that I think about it.
My understanding is that the accounts you are currently on go with you and you stay on them. Why do
people stay if they dont have any work there. That is silly. When the offices close, what happens to the accounts they were on when the office closes. I dont think they lose those accounts.
You would be pleasantly surprised. They can be understanding. sm
I backed out last year, also afraid of change. The company I stayed with lost the account and I contacted KS again. They hired me (again) and I love it there!
Wait, am I understanding you correctly? ... sm
Are you saying that the work flow is up and down like this a lot? I'm a relative newbie to the company and I was told that they always had an abundance of work. I'm a little in shock right now.
Oh, I read very well, have no problem understanding
what you are saying. Probably good you have job where you are because at my place you would not work there very long. We NEVER delete and retype reports. Oh, by the way, I never go back and read something a second time. Not in my work and certainly not on this board.
It is my understanding that when an office closes the accounts that do not want to go on DQS are not
still serviced by MQ so that may also be what is going on. All accounts I believe must go on DQS or find another service.
My understanding is that Ascend is making efforts
to pay those who have not received a check as yet. If you have questions, please feel free to email me as I have been working with the owner regarding non payment issues. Thanks, Administrator.
I love working at TT. They have been very kind and understanding with me sm
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!
Yes, you could do worse..They are very flexible, understanding, fair..
and I've been there a few years and definitely do not see myself every leaving. I've tried other jobs but never left them because they are the best out there..in my opinion.
Its my understanding your pay is based on your primary account sm
I didn't ask that specific question but that is how I understood it when it was explained to me.
I am having a hard time understanding why companies consistently overhire when they run an ad.
They have to know that people that need a certain amount of income are either going to quit or cut back and get a second job. What does it gain them. I would think this constant hiring and hiring and training would get very old and certainly has to impact quality.
My understanding was that in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment sm
providers will be required to have EMR.
Hope you're enjoying those slave wages you're earning.
So you guys feel you're getting paid what you're worth with VR?
I'm not trying to be snarky. I've never done VR, so I'm trying to understand.
You're happy with your paycheck with VR? Do you find the files to be as bad as the original post implied?
So you're telling me, basically, they're bad news?
They offered me 0.095/line and you know - it sounded too good to be true, but I SWEAR the recruiter told me they do not outsource. Oh brother... I just wish they'd be honest. I really don't know what to do.
Not the OP, but they're supposed to take out all the other taxes as you're an employee with th
No, they're not losing money....they're gaining!
If a company charges their clients by the line, I'm sure that line rate does not go down even though the MTs pay does.
ASR pays about 2/3 normal line rate to its MTs. Their ultimate goal is to have the MTs do twice as much work. Therefore, the client is getting their work faster, but paying their normal rate, while corporate gets that money and the MTs get the lower line rate.
Whether the newbies want to realize it or not, MTSOs have not increased MTs' salaries in the past 10 years. They still start out at the same pay as the last century!
This used to be a very lucrative profession. Nowadays, most MTs are considered to be paid at the poverty level. You don't believe me, look it up!
Hey, you're in luck then. They're hiring! (nm)
If they're in Nebraska, they're www.medigrafix.com nm
If you're an IC, you pay all your taxes. Otherwise you're an SE or employee. nm
If you're PT you're required to work
8 of your hours in one weekend day. There's no extra pay for it though.
The face we're wising up is exactly why they're
We're not 'so scared' of it. We're trying to help
you to not make a huge mistake, but I guess you're determined to learn the hard way, so good luck with that.
If you're in the 37% tax bracket, you're making over
100K per year. Quit complaining.
What I don't understand is this-
But I still don't understand
They never have anything positive to say, except about themselves. I guess we don't need to ask anymore questions after we come to that conclusion.
So, let me understand (sm)
That this is your first career/job out of high school and you are getting 8.5 cpl for clinics and they are mentoring you? Did you hire in at that? How long have you been there to be offered QA with such little background in MT? (no offense) I have 10 years experience and they are talking 8 cpl to me. Hmmm.....