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I wouldn't personally want to be paid that way, but I've heard

Posted By: Daisy on 2005-12-09
In Reply to: Pay by the page - Arkansas MT

of people that have and they didn't seem to mind. I guess it really depends on how much per page. I remember when it was $1. I think it's $2 now so if you do say 1-1/4 pages and get $4 for it, I'd say that's good. But you still only get $4 even if it's 2 full pages. Of course it depends too on the font size they use. That's why I'd rather just get a line rate. Or they might also pay you 1/4 the rate of 1 page if that's all you type. There's a lot of if's. You need to ask questions.

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Personally, I wouldn't work for them if *sm*
you do have it correct and they do not pay you for an evaluation period. Any work you do for them at all should be paid for. This company just gives me a bad feeling anyway, based on the posts from when they first opened up and started advertising online for help. At that point they weren't paying more than like 0.06 per line. I think maybe you can still find some information over on MTChat.com about them from that time period. I also remember a few posts on here about NSF checks a while back.

Well, I personally get paid for them (sm)
Whether or not my boss gets paid for them by the government is another story. I didn't say the company got paid for them, I said I did.

I've heard only positive things about them. So, I applied, but haven't heard a word. Maybe fl
If they paid MTs better, they wouldn't have to pay

I've only heard of Intellitype. Never heard of Teletype.
Me too, although I wouldn't have objected if I had been paid today. :-) sm
Tuesday seems like a long time away ... waaaaah ... lol
What the heck? I've never heard that in the 8 yrs I've worked here. sm
Go back to your STM or over his or her head.
I heard back the next day. I wouldn't really

bother with them.   I thought that maybe they represented companies that might not post to the job boards and who might offer better than most jobs - like a headhunter.  After their testing they put me in touch with a company that regularly posts on the job boards and who currently have an ad running.  I had recently turned down an offer with this same company.  There was no difference in pay in what I was offered going through TM than I did going directly through the company.  TM said they could sometimes negotiate a higher rate, but it didn't happen.

I think the company is only 2 people and I don't think it is a FT job for either one of them - at least that is the impression I got.  Since they have a current ad maybe they have been swamped with resumes.

After you test with TM you still have to test again and if you don't get more $ you're better off applying to companies yourself and at least you won't have to go through an additional round of testing and interviews.

I don't know how long this post will last as in the past any post that doesn't portray them in a positive fashion gets deleted. 


name calling - how classy - NOT!!! Wouldn't hire ya if I got paid!!
yeah, but wouldn't you really like your holidays paid in addition to PTO? sheeeesh
Wouldn't we all..but I did apply and have not heard anything. See the post below where they state
the work is consistent and sporadic.  I just figured something like that could be a good IC job and still keep my FT.
I've been a QA 15 years and I've never heard
of any company only paying for the actual Keystrokes of the blank. You would literally make less than minimum wage that way. Waaay less.
You've got to be kidding! It makes a HUGE difference. I sure wouldn't want to work with

I've been paid up to
$20 an hour home based. Have also been paid 5 cpl and 3 cpl, making more at 3 cpl, just because the MTs were more experienced and less corrections were necessary. Most companies are offering $14 an hour, which is an insult IMO.
I'm the OP..again, I've always been paid on time
I'm wondering about these several accounts going with speech recognition (many accounts that I have worked on), and what that will mean for us in the long-term.
This is the first I've heard about it...sm
and why would someone leave the company over QA problems?  If they're not a good MT then that's not the company's fault.
I've heard of them, go for it. nm
Yes I've heard of them
and worked for Tanya for awhile. She is extremely, extremely nice and amicable, but it just wasn't the job for me. Hope this helps.
I've heard both yes and no, so I'm not sure. Most say yes. nm
I've always heard...sm
that there are an average of 10 five-letter words in a 65-character line, which would mean there are also 10 (or 9 possibly) spaces you are paid for. So 55 characters without spaces would probably be about the same as as 65-character line.

I've done a few checks on reports by dividing number of words by 10 to get total lines and/or number of characters divided by 65 to get total lines and it is pretty close to a 65-character line with spaces... not always, because a lot depends on what you're transcribing, whether it uses a lot of big words or small words, etc., but I think overall it pretty much averages out. You'd have to try it and do the comparison on that particular account or work type to find out for sure. Hope this helps.
I've never heard of that (sm)
I had contacted Sprint to see if DSL was available and it wasn't. I guess I'll call them back to inquire about that. Thank you.
10-15 cpl for CMT? The most I've ever heard sm
was a half a cent or three quarters of a cent more than without the CMT.  I'd also question how much this person actually knows if she has to point out that CMT needs to be through AHDI/AAMT and not college, MT school, etc.?  I mean, last I heard there is only one place to obtain CMT cert.
thanks...I've never even heard of that before

I've never heard of that either.
We get paid per line, but like the AP said, we get credit for the full report. I have never heard of anyone that gets paid per correction. That's nuts.
I'm not really sure about PT. I've heard that they do or they used to and don't (sm)
anymore. You could go to their website www.keystrokestranscription.com and either contact them by e-mail or phone. I'm sorry, I wish I could answer you but I really don't know for sure. 
I've heard the same about them.
Plus, my company is losing several accounts to them. They do offshore quite a bit of their work which is why they can boast low rates for clients.
I've always heard it used
as in jockeying for position, as in jones'n around to strike the first blow in a cat fight.
I've never heard of them, but
I looked at their website. They say American only. I find it curious looking at the executive management page that many of the management are former Medquist people. I don't know if that's good or bad!
Last I heard 10,000 lines PPP gets half your insurance paid.
I've heard of them but have never worked for them.
Originally, it was a mother/daughter team in Montana.  Evidently now, the daughter's in Wisconsin but they still have an office in Montana.  Nice enough people.  I worked with the son-in-law for a while at another job.  The workload is easy, but I don't know how steady it is.  I applied with them when I was a newbie but found a job elsewhere for more pay.
I've heard the same thing..
The announcement is expected sometime in Dec - oh joy, just in time for x-mas! How thoughtful of them! not...
I've heard that about this company.....sm
it's too bad that they require new hires to work one weekend day, otherwise I'd be applying with them.
I've been there longer than that and I never heard ot it.
Wow! Ridiculous! I've heard it all now.
Really?? I've barely ever heard of them. nm
Here's a company I've never heard of ...

This is a company that seems to be hiring.  I believe they are in Virginia.  I know nothing; just stumbled across their website and thought they looked interesting. 


I'm not liking what I've heard so far!
Did this all happen recently?
no - it is true I've heard of it also nm



I've heard of the same problems with others, which is probably one

reason no one seems to work there and has no response.  It wouldn't take but one bounced check for me to leave.  I can't imagine any response they could have that could justify it. 

I would never had applied with any company that called themselves a typing company because I feel like it says something about their attitude and you are just a typist and not a transcriptionist. 

I've never heard ONE manager say that. nm
I've recently heard about

I've recently heard about companies which, when you hire, insert a hidden contract clause preventing an MT from hiring with other companies. 

Is this a common practice? 

I've heard and typed that before.
I don't really see the humor, it is just technical terminology. Just my opinion.
Hmmm - now where've I heard THAT before?
I've never heard of this company.
Maybe their transcriptionists don't frequent this board.
I've heard of a lot of companies, what was L&H? nm
Amazingly, I've never heard of one
In all my years doing this, I've never even gotten dental clinic notes interspersed with my other stuff. I still cringe if I get something from the oral maxillofacial guys because that's the specialty I have the absolute least practice with and I'm unfamiliar with most of the terminology.

I think what they do is so consistent that for the most part dentists predominantly just do their notes by hand on the big picture of the mouth in the chart and call it a day.
i've heard nothing good about transolutions
Never heard of them. I've been in the industry 30 years.
I've heard it is worse now, using their own software
From what I've heard, I'd go with MedWare and would not consider Spheris.
That's just from the reading I've done. I think Spheris used to be Edix, and my understanding is that the software holds people back from producing well.
Yes, I've heard that. But it doesn't hurt to let
And it sure as hel* doesn't hurt to let the general public know either!