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I was wondering the same thing! As of last year, they

Posted By: had contacted me, but pay was too low. nm on 2007-09-04
In Reply to: Transhealth-They used to advertise all the sm - curious


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I'm wondering the same thing...
lots of goodbye emails, dontcha think? I'm a little worried.
I was wondering the same thing.
Seemed strange that no name is attached. Fishy.
I was wondering the same thing when
you didn't say what company WAS giving you problems. Why leave people wondering?
I was wondering the same thing...
I was wondering the same thing ... sm
That's why I was hoping that others would chime in. I don't know how folks who are the primary breadwinners in their home are able to make a living here. I'm sure that there must be some who are making good money; that's just the nature of the beast in the workplace -- diverse work experiences within the same organization. I know, though, of many who in terms of the compensation are really in the toilet right now just as I am.
I am wondering the same thing
Definitely not from the United States.
Wondering same thing....sm
Hired by them, though start date still several days in future.... From what I was told, editors listen to entire dictation for maximum quality assurance, as company has top quality reputation to uphold (whether MTs on 100% QA are in need of this? or whether ESLs are so heavily accented that it's required? not sure - but it is apparently done this way, which raises a few red flags for me, also, regarding the accounts and difficulty vs. pay per line ;).  Thus, that minimum line requirement per hour for editors, as well as the MTs. I sure wouldn't mind being able to make a little more, though.
I was wondering the same thing!
Hmmm...inquiring minds want to know!
I was wondering the same thing also sm
but to say your employer has mental problems and she has to work at home BECAUSE she has kids. Kind of a spoiled selfish way of thinking. She should be glad she CAN work at home if she needs to especially if she lives in a rural area (I haven't figured that one out either).

Heaven forbid she would HAVE to work outside and take her kids to daycare or the babysitter! Poor thing she HAS to work at home because she has kids. Some people are just so entitled.
I was wondering the same thing

I sent my resume as soon as they posted the job ad but have heard nothing back at all. 

I was wondering the same thing. Can only assume
Me too! Just today. I'm wondering the same thing. - nm
Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing
I work for them too and was wondering the same thing?? What gives all of a sudden?? nm
Went through the same thing last year sm
It was not nearly as bad as you folks had it this year but at least 3 times I had to "prepare" which was very time-consuming (especially in grocery store) shopping, bringing in supplies from shed, cleaning up, etc.

I lost power during 2 of the storms. Luckily I didn't have to evacuate. I can only imagine how much work one would lose from having to evacuate.

I did call my job before each storm to warn them I might not be in contact or able to work and they understood. Just told me to stay safe and job was secure.

Wishing you the best. Are you home now? Hope all is well. :-)
I think I got it. Same thing I got last year.
MQ did the same thing in less than a year. nm
Oh I just put that 25 year thing on sm
there so I would get experienced folks who get it about the ESLs, etc that we are required to do in this profession.

This account is one I did years ago when working for MQ. I don't think there is going to be problems with no work. I can get along with anybody and as long as they leave me alone I don't care. They even are asking about overtime so I don't think it will be a problem!

Thanks for responding.
Same thing happened at TT the year before in October, too.

For those of us left with TT for 2 year, there is hardly ever sufficient work to work your negotiated shift.  Always asked to flex and move right into the weekends to get enough lines, if possible to even on weekends for everyone trying.

wow, good thing i turned them down earlier this year, thanks
Same thing happened to me last year. Got garbage. Left after 6 wks. Those w/
Nope, not a catch. The only thing you need to do to qualify I think is have been there one year in
to be eligible. They pay like four weeks at full pay (your average weekly earnings) or eight weeks at half pay. Your choice. They strongly believe that it's the right thing to do.
Same thing happened to me last year and when it picked up, it was crazy sm
For the rest of the year.
You aer required to work 3 holidays each year ... not sure about the quitting early thing. nm
Yeah, they said the same thing about the I-Pod, XM Radio and Serius Satellite radio a year or so ago
Just because a product isn't technologically perfect from the get-go (which one is?) doesn't mean they won't continue to fine-tune and tweak it until it is.

Deny all you want, but it's coming.
my first year I made 16k. Doubled that second year. Going on year 6 with (sm)

two local accounts I earned 23,000.00 and a national I earned 35,400... 58,400 this year.  Don't ask me how many hours, though, I really have no idea.  I'm pretty motivated.  (When people ask me how many hours I work a week I reply as many as it takes  I'd say 40-50/week.  I am also a fitness instructer and personal trainer, about 5 hours a week or so.  Decent money (sometimes under the table!) but mostly I just do it for fun and to be social and wear cute work-out clothes. 

that first year was a rough one... but I consider it part of my education. 


I'm pretty motivated. 

Last year, there was a letter sent that told us what we earned the previous year. sm
In the past, it has been all or nothing; if you did not hit the lines for full time for the year, you did not get PTO. I talked to my lead this morning about a last-minute vacation and she told me that the yearly packets are going out in a week or so and that the new policy will acrue PTO by the pay period or month. I like that a lot better, but she also made it sound like they are upping the amount of lines needed to acrue PTO. I normally get between 15 and 20,000 lines per pay period, so I am sure that will be fine but I am worried about the periods that have lower volumes, like most of January every year.
Webmedx lets you carry them from year to year sm
You can accrue up to 140 hours (I think) before you stop the accrual process. Don't have to use it all in one year.
I would stick it out, most places are slow now through the end of the year every year (nm)
Debate is one thing, and posting is one thing,
but this is getting absurd. I think it must be the same person, otherwise multiples who cannot stay on topic?? Why can't you STICK with the subject? The subject of my post was NOT what your cent per line rate was or is - I could care less- and not how much money you made last year, this year, or in your life, but how silly the comment was that your cents per line rate means NOTHING, that its up to you - some fluff like that. That is just so silly. Again, working for the same company, same account, is one going to make more money being paid more per line? OF course! This is so frustrating and really makes me so tired of reading this garbage let alone posting. Its like a nightmare. And also makes me completely believe that the original company must pay peanuts.
good thing it is a temporary thing sm
because people with your attitude don't stay in anything very long anyway. Nobody has to listen to that crap to keep their job.

You don't know me either. you can say old fart all you want (when did 53 get to be old fart....too funny) but at least I am a valuable employee who can get a decent job!
Last year $36K part time, going to make more this year full time BUT sm

I AGREE it IS getting harder to make money.  I used to make $24 very part time 10 years ago and now...well it is Word and platforms versus WP5.1.  I got 7.5 cents a byte line then and I get 9.5 cents a character line now.  That IS a huge different in point of fact.


Just wondering...
I've heard great things about Amphion with the single exception being somewhat lower pay than usual - is that true? Still, it sounds like a great company - expect a mass migration of MQ'ers second only to Hurricane Katrina!
wondering .....again
Do you like the dictator's?
Wondering about this

Heard from a friend that company deducts a quarter or something like that from each report for the header or template or something?  Anyone know anything about that?  Is it for all their accounts?  Got me inquisitive....Thanks......

Just wondering......
Do you get many discharge summaries? Their site says they offer automated DS. The doc doesn't have to dictate and we don't have to transcribe. So one less report type for us lucky folks.
what kind of platform is it and what companyt? i work for one that we have to fight for work also. looking for a PT job myself.
Just wondering.....
How do you guys know all this stuff? I have worked there for about 1-1/2 years, and don't know anything about what accounts they have other than the one I am on, how they are seeking or not seeking new accounts, or anything about the general atmosphere of the company. All in all, I really don't know anything about them other than I work, send my invoice and then get paid.

Please understand that I am not questioning anything you say, just wondering why everyone else knows all this stuff and I am completely in the dark.
Wondering also

I was thinking of applying to this company and saw where you only worked a month.  What made you quit?  Trust me, I'm not going to tell anyone; I'm not that type of person even if you don't know me. 

But I really don't like the company I'm working for as I still can't get 1000 lines a day and don't think I'll ever be able to as you spend half your time looking up names of doctors, usually foreign doctors, that the dictator wants to send a cc to.  They want five or six cc's sent, and you HAVE to make sure you get the right doctor, etc.  But it is VERY time consuming even though I have a hard copy also as a lot of the times, I cannot even understand the name they are dictating to send a cc to.

So I am in the looking mode again.  Plus I wasn't able to use Smartype which I love, and their word Expander has NO words in it.  You have to start from scratch, so it's going to take me forever to build up a list of word expanders.  This issue is ALSO time consuming. It just seems like I saw something the other day about WebMedx and thought it sounded like a good company, but I'm sure there is a but with it ........there's always something about a company I don't like.  Wish I could find the perfect company.

I was also wondering...
I am testing with them also and was wondering if anyone had heard about them.... any info would be appreciated.

If someone is working as an IC, how can they be required to do X number of lines or work X number of hours when they're not getting any benefits, using their own equipment and/or paying their own phone bill?    I think I know the answer but just wanted another opinion. 

I do my training with them on Friday. I asked for a bit of information on the benefits and am slightly confused. Are the benefits extremely expensive?
Wondering the same

Most important to me would be line rate, flexibility in schedule (window), benefits, quickest platform and work volume.


I'm wondering
Agreement says they don't have to pay you if work is considered unacceptable - What is unacceptable? A blank? Errors?
and wondering
so, you think they are trying to mislead by putting -Offshore services and their affiliates need not apply for the below given job ad - above their job bank ad?
PDA - thank you, that's what I was wondering. nm
I'm wondering if it is (sm)
Wondering Same
I was wondering the same thing. I sent in my resume, but I couldn't find anything on them on the internet at all.
I'm new to MDI and I'm wondering if you
could tell me what LD you use (if you do an account requiring unlimited LD). I'm not able to get a good enough deal through our local company because they specify voice only calls and it would be $$ for a business use account. Right now I'm just using phone cards, but that could add up fast. Thanks for any help!
Wondering about . . .

A to Z Transcription.  Mostly wondering if they pay on time or if anyone has had a particularly bad experience with them.

Thanks all!

I am wondering about your
rather odd comment of
How can you live with yourself knowing that you were stealing from a company by not even doing the job you were paid to do?

How is not doing the job stealing? Quite honestly, that is the stupidest comment I have ever heard.

Not doing the job may mean you are unreliable or lazy, but certainly not a thief.