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I would keep the pedals for now and move on. If they are too busy sm

Posted By: ME on 2007-10-10
In Reply to: I agree with the above poster. Two months?? Wow.. time to move on.. Can you say jacking you around.. - Oh my..

to get you set up to work, they are probably too busy to want their pedals returned. At least that way, if you keep them, you will have something for your 2 months of sitting around waiting!

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Busy does not mean disorganized. I would rather work for a busy company sm
than one with no work. I started with Keystrokes 3 months ago and it is the best thing I ever did. I have a steady paycheck and plenty of work.
As your accounts move to India, they move you to another account. NM
Wav pedals
Could someone explain to me the mystery of the wavpedal?  I have three right here, and none of them work on the same platform - one works for one but not another, and so on.  they all look exactly the same and have no identifiable information printed anywhere on them.  These came from Transcriptiongear.  I would like to unload a couple of these, but have no idea how to advertise them or even tell someone what they are to give them away.  HELP!
No pedals given at SS
SS does not provide pedals. Maybe they used to.
I have decided to keep their pedals
until they call me asking for them back (if they even do that). I do not understand how companies like this stay in business. Their loss! Thanks again.
foot pedals
foot pedal used w/ DocQScribe is not compatible w/ Express Scribe. I had to buy new foot pedal for use w/DocQscribe several years ago.
Keep the pedals, get another job. If they want the pedal back,
Infinity makes 99% of the pedals anyway. I used a DVI
pedal when I worked on Chartscript, but I don't work on it with KS. 
You may have to move on to move ahead (sm)
One way to look at what you are doing right now is more training only you are being paid for it; once you have a year or two under your belt as experience, you may be able to command a higher wage someplace else. It's funny, a place will pay more for someone with 2 years' experience than they will pay someone who has worked for them for 2 years! Go figure.
Me too! Got 3 foot pedals under my desk - lots of fun!!
When did KS stop supplying foot pedals?
I was hired by KS in early September. I was immediately sent an email with attachements of docs that I had to complete and return. I immediately completed it and faxed it back in. I got an email acknowledging that my paperwork had been received.

Six weeks went by without a word from ANYONE. I emailed the person who initially emailed me the pwrk. I also emailed the recruiter. Three days went by without a word from either. Finally, after another week and a few days, I was contacted by the TL and an IT person and a foot pedal was sent.

When you hire people, there is no acceptable reason for weeks to go by without any sort of contact. I hope that you guys have since gotten yourselves together. I quit shortly after being hired.
And yes as long as the different software and foot pedals are compatible. nm
Foot pedals needed for testing with Amphion?
I don't have a foot pedal for my computer.  I have one that went with my transcription machine in the past but I suppose that's a whole different thing.  I want to test for Amphion and I wondered if anybody has taken their test and knows if the pedal was needed?
sounds like SoftScript. I have some of their pedals too. Never wanted them back. Actually, sm
they were sent to me BEFORE I accepted a position from them.
Infinity makes the majority of the foot pedals, so to

ask if an Infinity pedal will work is too general of a question.  Do you need game port, serial port, USB, 9 pin, 15 pin, etc.  They can be configured different ways so just because it is an Infinity doesn't mean it will work. 

I use an Infinity pedal but it is specially configured to be compatible with only DVI. 


I posted about halfway down this page about foot pedals
and how I get them to work for online tests usually. The heading of the post is foot pedal. Hope it helps.
Not if you search for comments. Also need your own StartStop pedal & the software, but some pedals
I have 3 pedals hooked up under my desk! :) They're not the problem. Software
I have two platforms on mine. I just have to change foot pedals when I switch from one to the other.

Foot pedals don't work with MediaPlayer. Need to import the file into
Sorry I got busy.
Got busy. I was going to get to it :)
busy here
Two of my accounts are super busy and two others are moderately busy.
Very busy
I work for 3 companies and 2 out of the 3 are very busy.  One is slow but I just use that money for free money.  You have to keep looking.  There are companies out there that pay their people a halfway decent salary and have work.  Am I making what I made 5-10 years ago, no, but I can pay my bills and have money leftover.  I am also looking at a fourth company to replace the slow company as I think they are probably losing the acct I am working on.  Keep looking, there is work. 
I have been as busy as I can be. There has been

overtime available the last 2 weekends and enough work in the system to not have to check back later in the evening.  If it weren't for the fact that I got the flu over New Years and it is still lingering, I could have really cleaned up

I do know somebody starting cherrypicking my primary at my last job.  I would have to sign in at midnight and hope my favorite surgeon was up late dictating to get anything remotely lucrative.  Otherwise, there would be like 40 echocardiograms in my queue.  When I asked management about that, they said the census was low.  Funny, I guess people can stop in and have an echo anytime they want as apparently no one has to admit these people or order a cardiology consult on them. 

These managers don't really get that you know your account and WORK FLOW forwards and backwards after sitting there all day, day in and day out.  I think you may be right to call that BS as I pretty much knew immediately something was going on with my account.

Busy MT'ng
Let's just hope this issue does not come if/when anyone ask you Q's during all the MQ legal issues
So busy MT'ng?
I think what some are trying to bring up is the fact that legally,if for some off the wall reason, you'd have to answer say...privacy,HIPPA whatever questions in a deposition, then you would be in breach of contract with one of your jobs.
Not sure anyone's miserable or even cares about your situation, just bringing up the obvious, which seems your way to busy patting & grooming yourself up, to worry about. Keep on with that great life!
Busy MTing
My sentiments exactly. One has to look out for themselves because God knows these companies donot look out for you Wouldn't you like to know how much the company actually gets per line plus they make all these promises to get an acccount on board and to get an MT to work there.
Busy MTing.
You are absolutely correct dear. It's no one business if you work for 10 companies. that is your perogative. More power to dear. I am on your side all athe way.
I mostly agree with you, Busy...SM
I'd really like to see some kind of seniority benefit come into play. :)
Yup, Busy. I'm not complaining, but...! NM
Is it possible their MTs are too busy working why they
That's a possibility and I do know companies who have MTs that want to keep a good thing for themselves and I can well understand it
Maybe they are just so busy and need another MT and the job posted is not yours. sm
That could be it. If you are that upset, call and ask them.

I hope things work out for you!
I agree with Busy
I agree with Busy's approach. Although I left MQ (new PS who was clueless), I did the right thing by MQ, gave them two weeks' notice, worked as hard as I could right up to the last, and sent thank you e-mails to my WFC and PS. I agree with Busy that there are many, many choices out there for many, many needs. MQ no longer met my needs, so I left them in as decent and professional a manner as I could.
I have never had low work at MDI... very busy
all the time. I guess different people have different experiences. My experience with MDI has been a great one. I really love it there and would be happy to give you more information via e-mail
Dictaphone has been busy....
and I have yet to run out of work. The only time it was slow was on the 4th of July (which is not unusual considering it was a holiday), but I have not had any problems with running out of work OR management. I've been with Medware now for almost 6 months and REALLY like it!
Maybe there busy learning their new
I think someone posted before that they were getting like 9 new accounts.  So,  maybe everyone is tied up and can't really take a coffee break.  I'd be stroking those keys too if I was making 9.5 cpl (their starting rate per one post).  I'm glad there's at least one company out there that pays well.  I really don't think though that someone working there for only three months could really have anything bad to say.  I think someone else posted that KS promises lower health insurance premiums soon so that is a good thing.  
Busy and happy and not here much...
just passed my first 3 months at Keystrokes....and it's STILL a great company!  And as I have lots of work, I'm not spending as much time reading the boards...  I agree with previous poster...seems like if an MT expresses that they are happy with their position, their company, or even their occupation, they open themselves up to being bashed by folks who are apparently unhappy about something.  I think this board is a great place to vent and I'm glad it's here...but at times there's a lot more bashing than support going on.
I never stayed busy....
I worked on an ortho account and they kept running out of work, so I quit. They had way too many MTs in the typing pool. They do not assign the MTs doctors and you are in a pool so the work is on a first come first serve basis. Good luck! Not the job for me.
I'm sorry-been really busy today!
I will email you in a few
You must not be very busy, because you are always on this board.
My accounts at KS are very busy. nm
If you are rad, you should be busy not slow. sm
email me. I will help!
Wet noodle busy here too--sm
Yup, I did that too--beat myself up, that is.  With the exception of one dictator being a bit difficult to understand, which I would think they would take into consideration, I know there were no errors in my transcription.  I proofread and double checked everything.  So, I finally decided it was their loss.  I am definitely glad I have a job with a company I like.  I've weathered growing pains with them before as they have weathered and supported me through life changes, so I would imagine we will be okay:)
Not running out here...I have been really busy..
Same here. It has been very busy on my account. sm
I am very happy there and glad I took the plunge.
Extremely busy... sm
It might be because they have been extremely busy with transitioning a new account.
Busy, working on day off too.
No complaints here. Going to get work done and put money away for the times it gets slow again, and for Christmas.
Yes, I have. She is very busy but I would follow up. sm
If you were contacted for an interview, I would definitely follow up on it. You could have slipped through the cracks with the holidays. They have a large account coming up that they are trying to staff and I could only imagine how many responses those job postings receive to weed through. Your resume obviouly stood out to get contacted for an interview. Definitely follow up on your original contact for an interview. I am extremely pleased thus far.
no I'm too busy correcting the
mistakes, reformatting, deleting stuff the dictator did not say, adding things he did say, and thinking about using the hot keys to have my brain turn to mush.  But I'd rather straight type any day.
Well, at least the PR guys will be kept busy... SM
Rewriting the Acusis flyer: *Acusis is an average MTSO, and so if you're an average hospital with no big expectations for your medical records, give Acusis a try.*

*If you're not expecting very much from your MTSO, Acusis and their barely average MTs will not disappoint you.*
maybe we are just lucky that we are busy..nm