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I was hired by a company 2 months ago.

Posted By: Wondering what would you do (sm) on 2007-10-10
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They downloaded everything they needed on my computer, sent me pedals and now just waiting for training. My question is this - How long does this normally take. I have never had to wait this long to get started (not even with Keystrokes). I have sent several emails and have called the office several times and am told the same thing ---- still waiting on the hospital, we are extremely busy, etc.

I'm seriously considering sending their pedals back to them and chalking it up but I would like to know your thoughts on how you would (have) handle this. TIA

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Several months ago a company called Charts in Time (CIT) hired some MTs off here. Just wondering how
it turned out for those MTs as I turned it down and wondered if I should have taken the job. Thanks.
When I was hired about 3 months ago they had
approximately 600 employees, not sure how many of those were MTs.  I know they have had several MTs since then and are hiring now. 
I have 8 years, was hired 6 months ago and it was the best sm
move I ever made. I am happy with lots of work, a good paycheck that is time and a great manager.

Maybe they did not have an opening or maybe your references did not check out. I know they checked because my old boss told me they did.

I hired on there a couple of months ago ...
and it's been a wonderful employment experience.  They were very timely in responding to my resume and setting up an interview, and I had an immediate job offer.  My account is great and so is my manager.  Everything that I was told in the interview has proven to be true.  I plan to make this my long-time home.  I feel so blessed to have found this company. 
I think they're great. Hired on a few months ago.
No problem so far!
I hired on about 3 months ago and was told then Monday a.m. (sm)
might be sketchy at times due to so many people scheduling themselves day shift. I don't mind really, I came from Medquist and now when I run out of work and have to flex my time it is on my schedule. I don't have to schedule a time to make up work, i.e. Friday thru Sunday and MQ wanted me pinned down as to EXACT hours I would be on working.

The accounts I am on are smaller than I am used to (both under 500 beds) but they seem to keep me in work most of the time. Smaller accounts and overflow accounts can be a killer though.

Good luck. Hope it gets better for you today. I am still in the honeymoon phase but I really love it here.
You will be hired fast and then wait weeks or months for work...SM
You may be asked to invest in expensive equipment, likely to run out of work regularly and not have your calls returned when you try to contact them. They do pay well but the work is NOT there more than it is, so great pay doesn't mean much. They sell it to you great but they don't deliver.
My company has been low on work for months and months..sm
Tired of getting the same ol' message that things will pick up.  I remember the days of bonuses, making money and being able to pay my bills!  I am also wondering what is going with these companies not having work.  Is everybody sending work overseas?
But if you worked for a company that hired
good quality MTs in the first place, you would not have so many 100% QAs, right? Actually..I think I work in the same place : ( lol
I was just hired by a company who uses DVI with MS word and I need sm
medical spell check software. Any suggestions?
Can you e-mail me the company you got hired with?
I only have 5 years of experience, but I haven't been offered anywhere near 9 cpl for clinic. I would greatly appreciate it. Granted, not looking to switch jobs any time soon, but wouldn't mind knowing where to look in the future if need be.
After 7 months with a new company...sm Former

I made $3,000 more in 7 months than I did annually with Transcend after working with them for almost 4 years.   I can't say that I'm surprised that Transcend has now gone the way of offshoring because they are the kind of company that will stoop lower than low, but I will say I'm a little surprised that everyone was so up in arms on their company board when finding out about it.  People were warned about this company over and over and over and over.  The ones who tried to warn others about it were called liars, inferior MTs, troublemakers, the list goes on.  Yet, here it is 7 months after the last exodus, which was only 6 months after the previous exodus, and the proverbial stuff is STILL hitting the fan with this company.  It was once said that time would tell if the troublemakers were telling the truth or not.  Aren't you guys at Transcend tired of being shocked yet? I'm curious to see how many left this time.

RE: After 7 months with a new company...sm Former
If you do not work there anymore (7 months), why would you even care what happens to Transcend? Continue to move on and care about the company you are working for presently (which I think probably will not be for long, either). Transcend is not your concern, so why inquire?
Hired company, but sale did not take place, right ? n/m
Not when I was hired (October). Great company. :-) nm

Does anyone what national company has been hired to handle...

ProHealth Care of Wisconsin hospitals. I heard that they have now changed to a national company to do all of their work for all their facilities.


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I provided several months for a company
as they appeared legit - offered me position and then never contacted me again.  Will never do again. With today's identify theft being #1 crime in the nation - way too risky.  I was told it was needed as they were going to do background.  I should have done more background on them!!
I applied with one company several months
ago and was told that they do not have permit to have employees in my state. Maybe that is the reason.
Was hired for a company that promised lots of work.

do they do this?  I checked the archives on this company before accepting the position and although there were similar complaints along with disorganization and some others I decided to give it a try.  In retrospect I should have listened to those posts.  I'm out of work for the 4th time now, there's no communication.  I don't know if my first clue something was amiss was the recruiter with her kids screaming in the background during the interview or the vague answers to questions I had clearing indicating there no transcription experience on her end.  Why do companies do this.  I have bills to pay and I always, always address this situation - is there enough work, do you run out of work often.  I know there are times when work may be low but this consistently happening.   


You can buy XP from Dell. I started with a different company about 2 months ago and sm
had to buy a new Dell as Vista did not work for them either. Most of the companies do not take Vista. It just doesn't work with everything yet.

Why would you keep working for a company for 3 months without being paid? sm

I'm sorry this happened to you, but when the first month's check didn't arrive, that would have been it.  I still enjoy transcribing (most days) but not enough to do it for free. 

Good luck to you in getting your money   That's an awful thing to happen to anyone.

Oh my gosh yes! I started at a company about 6 months ago,

starting out right out of the gate producing around 2200-2500 lines in 6 hours, best I have EVER done since leaving my local clinic and going with a huge company.  However, it seems that once the honeymoon was over, things started to change and now, on the same dictators, I barely get 1600 lines in a day.  It is a Word-based program and in the beginning I had no problems with the programs opening or typing in them and now they seem to freeze all of the time which, of course, slows my production tremendously.  I cannot figure out if it is my computer or something that they have in the program to keep you from doing over a certain amount in a day, which I am not sure why they would. 


My company ups the line rate for several months SM
while we learn. Then on our own. This all really relates to how good a system your company has and how smooth the progression is with your account, which also relates to how good a supervisor you have. Mine is very good.

I'm trying to understand, is everyone upset over VR or drop in pay due to VR? I assume it's the later.

I would really say to at least give it a try. I'm not management.

I'm not even sure how much longer MT will be in existence. If you want to ride this thing out, get used to VR.
500 emails in two months?!?! Not my idea of an organized company. No thanks. LOL
The company I work for went to VR a few months back. I was as terrified as you are. sm
It has been OK. I like doing the VR work, and my check is really no different than it was before the change. I do a lot more in terms of production in the same amount of time.

The downside is that the increased production, even though in the same timeframe, is taking its toll on me. It is stressful.

If you get an easy report that has very few edits, you will fly through it. If you get one that is full of errors, it will take you longer than typing it from scratch.

It's a catch-22 in that we really don't have a choice but the good news is that my pay has not suffered and my hands are not as tired.
I've only been with present company for months and don't have counts where I'd like, otherw
I think it depends on experience, account hired for, etc. I was hired at .08 per line sm
but after 90 days went to 0.085 and then 0.09 about 90 days after that. I am now at 0.0925 and have been there a year. I have to point out that the line rate might not be the highest but I can verify my counts, have plenty of work, get paid on time and have a great manager. To me, leaving a bad national and the headaches that went with it was well worth the cut in pay I took. Funny thing is that I took a pretty sizable pay cut but make more money ?!?!
TransTech and low/no work for months and months _ don't think there are continous holidays LOL

This HORRIBLE low/no work situation has been going on at TT for almost a year now.  You can't convince me it is due to Memorial Day.  Are holidays now assigned in this world to being daily. 

That is an excuse these companies use in these no work situations, but it is due to their OVERHIRING.  Holidays just come on a daily basis, but LOW WORK/NO WORK is happening and has happened going on a year now at TransTech.  Always asking to flex into the middle of the night, EVERY weekend, etc. 

The TT mgmt checks are NEVER affected, tho, so they can continue to HIRE EVERY MT who gives them a call, and create a NO WORK situation for all of us.  The newbie MT's are cheering at first, but then realize that it hit them in the paycheck, too, and very soon it did!!!!!!!

I said "about to be" hired... not yet hired, and ........
considering it just like I would consider any job.... I didn't accept the job yet and wanted to check out the info out there.
I was hired by them...sm

I would stay away.  I got the job and never started with them.  They want to charge rent for the footpedal.  When I asked about buying it, they said it costs $500.  When I received the pedal, it was no different than the $30 ones (seen on internet) that all the other services just give out and then toss when they break.  I felt like I was going to be ripped off. 

Thank you. When I got hired on, I was
so excited. A good friend of mine had suggested to me to try to get on.

When I got hired and told her, she asked what I was getting for a base rate. She works out of the same "region". She didn't believe me so I showed her my paperwork. I had no idea what they were/are paying anyone else. She gets 8.75 cpl. She wasn't too happy...but with MQ, not with me. It's not my fault what the game is with their pay.

I may not always have good line counts. I may get shoved around to another account or several more and my lines will drop. I hope not. I'm hoping to stay where I am but if not, then I will have to work harder. That's just the name of the game, well to me at least.

I responded to someone else in this same thread somewhere that when I left the hospital, they were doing the same crappy thing with pay. When I hired in, it was all the same "start pay". Then later they decided to change the payscale according to years of experience, even for starting. So, all the new hires -- even with less experience than I -- were making sometimes THREE DOLLARS an hour more than I was. And they didn't have to do Op Notes because they didn't know how. I was the ONLY Transcriptionist who could work on every software package they had and do every single worktype, including pathology and EP lab, etc., that they had. Really irked me. I begged and begged and tried to negotiate an "adjustment" in my pay but they always had an excuse as to why they couldn't. I quit and started with MQ.

I know that it is impossible for any company or hospital to make ALL employees happy but it sure seems like they would want to have a little more consistency in what they offer. I worked for a clinic not that long ago that negotiated your hourly wage. I told them what I thought was a high hourly (for this region and for the simple work it was) and they hemhawed around about it but gave it to me. A month later, a young 'un who was really good but still not as fast or experienced came on board with us. She told me she had been hired on for a rate that was $4 more than I. I thought she was trying to upset everyone but then she showed us her check stub...I nearly fainted. I was getting $12 and she was getting $16.

Right now, I'm happy to be here. That tune may change! LOLOLOL I hope not but it might!

Anyway, thank you for the NICE post.
LOL! I'm not the OP. I'm trying to get hired!

Sounds great, doesn't she? 

I think I'm hired...sm
I made it through what I think is the last process of being hired; interviewing with the owner. There are so many things about the company that I like, and I really want the job. For that reason, I may have been a little overzealous with the owner, but his last words were "you'll be hearing from us". I think that's probably a good sign, right?

I like the fact that they assign one doctor (with option to cross-train). You are required to type 1000 lines a day (I don't think that should be hard with the same doctor). They say you can set your own hours, but work must be done within 24 hours, and you must work the hours you set. I had a previous job that allowed cherry-picking, so I think that won't be a problem here.

Dental/health is the most affordable I've seen yet.

You accrue one day a month for time off. It's all clinic work, so no weekends or holidays unless you want to.

The best part was that the recruiter I talked to is also a Transcriptionist for them, and she's been there for quite a few years. She shared alot of information that a transcriptionist would want to know. Most times, you don't find out that kind of information until you're already into the job.

The process was very quick. I sent my test back on Saturday, interviewed with recruiter and the owner on Thursday. The best part was all this is done by e-mail and telephone!

I think they are a very organized company.
I just hired on with them. SM
They pay very well, have absolutely fantastic benefits, and very generous PTO and great insurance at a reasonable cost.   In these days, you couldn't ask for more.  Everyone I have talked to so far has been wonderful.   I am looking forward to working for them.
I was just hired there and was
was told the hourly job is only for graveyard shift,
If you were hired before Nov 1
you will get a productive incentive, if you were hired after Nov 1, nothing.  That is what my hiring coordinator told me.  No shift diff, no incentive, but they raised their line rates.  I am new, but this is what I was told when I was hired.  A word of warning, forget the any help if you have IT problems for hours or even a day.  You have to e mail them and wait for a response.
I just got hired by them.....sm

but haven't started working yet.  I'm still waiting for my paperwork, foot pedal, software, etc.  From what I read, they seem to be a great company to work for. They hire employee status only, no ICs. I believe there is an incentive program for full time (I'll be working part time, so I'm not exactly sure of what it is). They also seem to be flexible with hours worked (no strict hours or punching in, but it sounds like you have a window of time to get your work done).  I'm sure the recruiter can give you more information. The pay is pretty decent also.

Good luck!

I was just hired as an
Would love to email and keep in touch, even tho you're doing Onc.. I have done that in the past as well. Let me know.

You must have just been hired.
You can always get hired at OSi

I was hired with them and it took them
3 months to get back with me about getting going with them. Terrible company with no organizational skills whatsoever!!
We had already been hired
We are not waiting to hear back after testing.  We already received job offers and then...nothing.  They may be a great company to work for...I guess I'll never know because I accepted another job.
I was just hired there.....
if you go to transcriptionresource.com they have some info there on Probity. They are paying for my internet connection, giving me flexibility in scheduling, 40 hours of vacation after 90 days, ability to make up time if I have to rather than use pto, pay is a little over 8 cpl, paid holidays (have to work thanksgiving or x-mas, 4 hours, then get the other one completely off). Currently I believe they are looking for cardiology MTs and acute care. Seems like a nice group of people, I have worked with some of them, and I am excited about it. I'd leave you my email, but not allowed to post it. Any specific questions and I will check the board again.
Where were you hired? sm
Just curious.  Hope that you're making more than 2-3 cpl for editing.  The line counts are fair, voice quality is good.  It takes some time to get used to, some I've read like it, some don't.  Some like editing, some straight typing.  I happen to love it and I prefer the editing.  You'll love the platform.  Good luck to you !
She did me exactly the same - actually hired me,
I think, then left me hanging. I didn't hear another word so accepted with another company. Then she called me a few weeks later and said she had told me it would be a couple of weeks, but she had not. She was very nice the first time; not as much so when she learned I would not be working there.
also hired

I have also been hired to work for them and am grateful for the opportunity.  I think it will be a challenge, but I never expected MT to be a piece of cake. Everyone who I have come into contact with there has been nothing short of wonderful.


Why do you think you were hired?
I was just hired as well.
I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well.  I'm tired of job hopping. 
Just got hired on....
I just got hired on by KS and I am not having to pay for anything.  I had the second phone line and am using a C-phone (which I had) for my account with them.  There was never any mention that you had to pay for anything when they interviewed me.  I actually start Wed. and am looking forward to it.  The lead Transcriptionist I am working with seems super nice.  So all I have to say so far about them is great.  I'll keep you posted.
They have over hired
I have been out of work off and on for last couple weeks -- a month ago we had mandatory OT every day. It is getting frustrating.
I was hired for
the job I work on and I know from having worked on this 1 particular place so long, the work does not run out. I was not told I would have to cross train NEVER and I expected to work on what I am used to and like. I think wrong for others to come and gobble up the work I was set up to do because they RUN out. Got IMd this morning from person over my acct and aware of problem and working on it today they say.