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If they overhired it won't be a problem for long.

Posted By: me on 2005-12-04
In Reply to: It isn't just you. - SSer

People get tired of them screwing with line counts and checks not consistently on time ...... and leave.   I can't believe they are still in business. 

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Same here. I am sure they have overhired! sm..
Sad, because I really, really like FutureNet but I have been testing all week during the downtimes with FutureNet (which has been 20 out of 24 hours a day it seems)....I believe they have overhired and it is not fair.  I know that they have to meet their turnaround times but maybe they should have given some kind of incentive.  I know that may sound rude but everyone, at times, has hard times and cannot be there for a day or something.  But to actually go in and hire WAY TOO MANY people to make it where you cannot even come close to what you were getting is just ridiculous!  Why is always feast or famine?  I wonder if a lot of people are quitting or have quit because I know from my experience, my pay has been cut down to 1/6 of what I was getting prior...and my family and I cannot live off of that.
MDI-FL has overhired again.
DSG has overhired once again!
What primary accounts?  Bounced around all day scaping the bottom of the barrel because there is hardly enough work to go around.  Some of us have been there for a long time now and helped to keep these accounts afloat when there were only a few of us working when we said we would. 
More than likely overhired (sm)
I have been with them over 2 years. I have seen the volumes go and up down. I can always tell when they overhire and then it will level out (at least with my account).

I have noticed the work is running low on a lot of the accounts. So......who knows....time will tell.
If like MDI-FL, they overhired and no work.
Webmedx has overhired
Hired all of Medquist employees and now running out of work. Have several accounts that I work on, so that is not the problem.
I don't think they have overhired, but they hire
way too early for a new account.   From reading the message boards there are people who have finished training for an account that isn't even due to come on-line until December and I know at least some of them are working on other accounts until their account comes on-line.

They may very well have overhired, although there are usually at least 5 accounts who have OT on them almost every day.
They have overhired once again. Not much work
They have overhired for management sm
and are screwing the MTs. STill spouting the same have a nice day, we appreciate you policy. They bought another MT company last year, have totally partnered up with the totally bogus MT org (whom no decent MT has anything to do with), hired a lot of people from there for management, and have an agenda that is OUT OF CONTROl. Nothing there is to benefit the transcriptionist. Hope I die before I have to retire from there with nada.
True. I am leaving. They have way overhired and (sm)
just cannot make money with them. Thanks for letting me know I am not crazy!LOL!!:)
TransTech has WAY overhired recently

May want to reconsider their offer or you could end up with insufficient work along with some of us - not all but some of us.

I think they way overhired and I told my supervisor that too.
I'm on escription, clinic and hospital and all is low/out.
No TT overhired for the overflow account
they are putting those MTs on the other accounts.
That is the problem on my account...they overhired (sm)
I really hope they do try to rectify things with the accounts that are overstaffed because it is a great place to work and I do not want to look for another job.  All I want is steady work on my account.  I know it's hard to staff these accounts because they can't really predict how much work there will be.
My guess is that they've overhired again. nm
still, though, overhired. companies would get more cooperation if (sm)
they'd cut back on that. and, yes! communication - conference calling - using the voice so nothing is misinterpreted.
Someone suggested everyone has overhired a lot of former MedQuist people -
Not sure if this is true or not, but it is one possibility. A friend of mine says her checks have been less than half what they normally are for June AND July. Let's hope it picks up for us all soon!
Sounds like you are suffering from the overhired syndrome that is

causing lots of us to look elsewhere.  There are lots of MTs who work for more than one account.  They can't be without work so they juggle.  I don't see a conflict with working 2 jobs, unless both are full-time and then juggling them might be an issue. 

I've worked 3 jobs at once, 1 full-time and 2 part-time, but that was back in the days before work was offshored and VR and I had a ton of work and just couldn't do all that was being asked of me.  I have worked 2 for a short time while starting a new one and not wanting to quit the other one until I got a feel for things. 

They have overhired for the summer. We will ALL be running out of work!

They thought they had a new account and it was not a go, so overhire again.  They are just running this ship TOO TIGHT



I agree. Though I have found the IC job still overhired, I do better at my employee job
I stuck it out for too many months with my IC job as my 1 and only job. I got lots of accounts and tried lots of ways to get work, 24 hours checking. My paychecks were still pale. This went on for way too long. It was TAT and overhiring. Good for them, not for me. So, I decided to go with a big national I worked with years ago, as an employee, and took a split shift. Best move I have made in years to go back to the national. I have been drowning in work and my paychecks are finally getting to the old days, 2 or 3 years ago. I will definitely not let my IC job go but I will never depend on it again. As long as I show up now and then there, I have both jobs. Use the IC for pocket money and in case the national runs dry which is doubtful, I never have to go to tertiary accounts. It took me a very bad year and lots of jobs to find a good fit but I hope that people out there do believe it is possible to earn a good living. Just trial and error. And to those who work directly for a hospital, please count your blessings. I took my position directly way too lightly. Of course they have outsourced now. But it is possible to be back to 40K or more again, just hang in there!
look, they probably overhired, they don't care if 100 transcriptionist quit, just hire more.
Platform a bit slow, loads of material to know on each acct, they overhired
for the acct they put me on, so I sit and wait for work to roll in. They gave me a secondary acct, but again I wait. I think some are happy there, I might be if they didn't overhire and they beefed up their platform to move a little quicker.
TransTech has no work; that is why; lost accounts; overhired significantly BAD nm

Does TT care?  No, they get their big paychecks no matter if the MT's do or not.

No problem :) No matter how long, it is too long for me - I am broke the day after payday. Kids wi
do that to you!

I know that they have worked very hard to make sure that checks are never late and I can say that in the past two years, I have had one problem (2 days late) and in the past 18 months, they have all been on payday and perfect.

I know that there are a lot of hard feelings in MT in general. I also know firsthand (and I am not mgmt) how hard KS has worked to get things going good.

I would not want to walk in an MTSO's shoes for any amount of money, but that's just me. I like to finish my work for the day, forget about work when not working and get paid on payday. I never want the other things that go with mgmt or owning a company of any kind :)
They definitely rip you off with your line count. Figured this out long ago and quit long ago
What really sucks is that I looked for a LONG, long time -sm
before joining DRC - wanted a highly reputable, not-too-big co. that was LOCAL, and that treated its MTs humanely. I'm very happy with DRC & had planned to stay with them permanently.
Long, long history of not paying...and
similar posts have been made here in the past few months. Everyone thinks they will be different, and then they end up coming back here to warn others that they don't pay.
but those were long, long lines for
most of the reports. You could make more with a 65-character line count.
anyone who has been in the biz long enough should know sm
that summer time is usually slow.  This has been my experience, anyway.  I'm glad I gave MQ a chance, it's worked out wonderfully!
How long ago were you with them?
And how long did you stay with them?  Thx.
well it was certainly not that long ago.
This is just the truth.  I think people should be aware of things that have happened.  She probably won't have any problems, but it does happen. 
How long did it take

after submitting your resume before you heard from them? 

Thanks. May I ask how long ago that was
and possibly why you left, issues with company?
how long have you been there.....
are they going VR?  How long did it take you to get used to the platform and make decent money after training?  Do they doc your pay for mistakes?  How is QA.  How many lines can you do there a day and is the work consistent, i mean really consistent?  Has there been anything that you don't like, if so what?  thank you so much
How long have you been with TH?
Can you give specifics on thier benefits?
How long
have you been working for them? IC or employed?
how long ago was that?
Was it recent or before their personnel adjustments?
How long have you been with them?
been too long for me
it has been months, at least two. i guess i should give up.
that should be not, rather than now. Long day. LOL.
How long have you been there?
How long have you been there? nm
Wow, that's not long at all. nm
You were not there long enough to get (sm)
picked on. Lucky you!! Believe me those people are crazy!!
Not for long....

oh yeh we do if you have been around here long enough
How long did the FBI take for you.
I just want to get working. Thanks
I'm not sure how long it took,

but I started no later than 2 weeks after all my paperwork was signed and sent in.  So I don't know if they finished the background check before I started or not.  About a month later, I got a notice from the DOT notifying me that they checked my driver's license records, but that's the only info I got back.

I also have to agree with several posts above about the comments about being a hospital employee.  I also was hired as an employee of the hospital, and yes, the process is a little more involved, but it was no more involved than when I was hired for an inhouse position at a local hospital.  It is just the hospital's requirements.  Diskriter did pay for everything and I have no indictation whatsoever they they sold my info to telemarketers. 

The pay is average, but I also agree with the poster above that it is offset by the fact that you are working on only one account, plus the benefits are better than any national out there.   I  am making more $$ than in my 15 years of MTing than I ever have (45K+).    

Oh, another plus is that they do pay an hourly wage for downtime (system problems, no work).  This is also a big plus in my opinion.

Good Luck.        


How long have you been there? nm
how long ago was that?
RE: Going On Too Long

I need to find a new IC job.  To make a long story short, I work for a very small local company as an IC (just 3 transcriptionists).  I guess the reason why I stay is because it's so flexible.  I can work in the morning, have the afternoons off and then work again in the late evening when my daughters are asleep.  I have 24 hour TAT.   I'm supposed to be paid on the 1st and 15th of every month.  For the last two months instead of the 1st and 15th, I've been getting my paycheck on the 13th and 28th if I'm lucky.  Right now I'm still waiting for my check from the 1st. 

Again, I know I'm crazy to stay, so you don't have to say it for me,  but this is my first IC job and I'm a little scared to leave. 

I guess what I'm asking is do you know of a good company that hires IC that use lines rather than hours or is flexible with hours so I can try to keep my same schedule?  I know there have been a lot of posts in the past about this, but I was hoping for some recent information from someone who works for a good company.

I'm just so frustrated at this point.