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It can if we choose to MAKE it happen. -nm

Posted By: LowlyMT on 2008-07-26
In Reply to: 10 cpl just "aint gonna happen" nm - heeheehee

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make sure you choose search entire web
instead of search MT stars website
Which to choose???

It appears I may be looking for a transcription job in the near future.  I'm just looking for someplace to call home.  I have multiple years acute care hospital experience, the last 5 years being done here at home.  I come here to find help and after reading through the first couple of pages, I feel like I might as well make a list of all companies across the US, put them in a hat and draw one!!

*I* think my requirements are pretty simple:  Nice, reliable company that treats me with the same respect that I show them, 11 cpl, and plenty of work.

Anyone know of companies that fit that description?  Of course, I prefer a small company over large but have done both and been happy in both situations.  Surely there is a company out there that would be a good fit??

Which to choose??
Sorry, 11 cpl is what I have been paid at the last two employers I've had....as an IC. Guess I could settle for 10 cpl:)
Who to choose?
Have offers for Cymed, TRS, Transolutions, and Silent Type.  They all seem to have pros and cons.  I want to be happy at my job.  Any suggestions out there??? 
You cannot pick and choose
I don't know how you think you can pick and choose. You get the jobs assigned to you by the queue managers. You cannot even see what jobs are available.

SS has been a terrific company for me. I too stick to schedule but at times have to flex because of kids, etc. and they do not have a problem with that from time to time.

Which offer should I choose?

Hi all...I currently have two job offers that I'm trying to decide between.  I was wondering if any of you could give me some ideas, suggestions, input, opinions, whatever...

I was offered clinic work with Axolotl and also offered acute care with WEBMEDX.  They are both full time employee positions, but Axolotl offers 1 cent more per line, which possibly will go up to 1.5 cents more per line after 30 days.

I've read a few posts on here about WEBMEDX and it seems mostly good things are said about them.  I haven't read much on Axolotl at all, so I'm not really sure what decision to make.  Any advice is welcomed and very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance. 

Are you going to choose to keep the computer?
I know they said that they would uninstall everything on the computer if we wanted to keep it, I just have a funny feeling about that, I don't trust them!!

If we don't want it, do we have to pay to ship it back? Is anyone going to purchase it for 260?
They do need people to choose a
schedule and stick to it, I believe. There is plenty of OT available right now, while they are still hiring. I have no idea how much flexibility your life requires, of course. I try to stick to my schedule, but when an emergency has come up, they have been very nice.

In my opinion, and trying to consider it from a business standpoint, their aim will probably be to cover the account with enough people so they don't need much OT in the future. But how it works out will just depend on the skill and production levels and dependability of the people they hire, I suspect. That makes it hard to predict future OT needs.

Good luck in your decision. I'm happy with them, but I don't have kids or another job or other a complications to work around.
You actually choose which plan you want to go with. sm
They offer many different plans at different rates. You choose the coverage you want and that is the plan you go with.
Have to choose IC over Employee?? ....sm
Hi!  Well, after all the testing, thinking, interviewing, etc., I find myself really torn apart.  I have wonderful job offers with fine companies, but the problem is that, at this time, I have too much family obligations to truly commit to employee status....my dad just passed away two months ago, and I am having to care PT for my 89-year-old mom, along with my 3 kids, and with all this going on, I can commit to working long-term and PT hours all through the week, some weekends, but really need FLEXIBILITY, and cannot sacrifice family time for $$$.  I have been doing this for 16+ years, but with my father's long, drawn-out death, I find I have to, in all conscience, spend as much time with my family (what really matters), but help out my husband with finances steadily.....do any of you ladies have suggestions for good IC companies where I can work hard, have experience in EVERY field, and still be able to BE THERE for my poor mom and family?  Thanks everyone so much in advance!!  
I would choose Transform
I have worked for both, if you are talking about Accustat in Wisconsin, and I currently work for Transform and they are awesome and very very flexible with hours, etc. The system is really easy to use and make great money on. I have no complaints about Transform at all. Good luck.
You choose to work
12-hr days and weekends, but that doesn't mean it's the norm. I work M-F, no weekends, 1st shift. Not all accounts are hospitals either. Some people choose to work nights/weekends because of the differential or preference, but just because we got into this profession doesn't mean we HAVE to work that shift as there are all days and shifts available. I think the newer MTs and part-timers generally get stuck with those awful shifts anyway.
I'm not knocking you if that's what you CHOOSE
to do, and you shouldn't knock those of us who CHOOSE not to work those crap shifts. Free will, baby. I have experience and am good at my job, so don't worry about me... LOL
Yes they can do require that. You can choose to go or
not as an IC but you also should be prepared to be without that job if you choose to stay home.
Or you could choose to look for a different profession, sm
where you are not so demoralized that you feel (jokingly or not) that you are a victim.
LOL. No. I had to choose my own beneficiary. Are there companies sm
that do that?
If you could pick between OSi and TransTech, which would you choose? nm
They are not well thought of. I would choose Andrewsw or M-TEC. nm
Webmedx - you can choose between 2 plans - sm
500 vs 1000 deductible.
If one of mine forced me to choose between the two,
I pick and choose what I take from this board

I first started coming here about 6 years ago when I started going to school for MT.  The posts almost made me give up before I had even finished.  I was sure I would never find a job and that I made a horrid mistake, but because I had already paid for the classes I decided to continue, and found a job 2 months before I ever graduated.  I have been working for 5 years now, and have never been without job, and I make a very good line rate with an awesome company.  I like coming to this board and looking around since I don't really have a relationship with co-workers in this business, it is nice to see what others are thinking, but for the most part I take everything with a grain of salt. 


But what happened to you about the recruiter is pretty horrid.  I can't believe somebody would do such a hateful thing, but in the end they may have done you a favor, I don't think I would have wanted to work for a company that was so rude and unprofessional. 

choose being the operative word
That is what I said. You do have the right to choose the shift and pay you want. All i said was if you don't have what you want, then get out and find something that does give you what you want instead of all the ragging on about how miserable everyone is. I don't care when anyone works. I just get tired of all the people who complain but do nothing to help themselves.
Would you choose $15 with no incentives over straight production??
I have an offer to go shift lead at $15 an hour or another company is offering me 0.9 a line with production incentives on a fairly easy clinical specialty account with what looks like a lot of normals.  Would most of you go for the certain money or take the production in hopes that you can work up speed and eventually make more?  Not sure what to do here.  Thanks
I agree public should know. I think drs. know but choose to ignore.
Okay..HELP.. I have had some job offers, who would you choose, Wedmedx, Medscribe, or MDI-FL.
Each has its good points and bad. I just want to make a good choice and have no desire to job hop. Line rate obviously is important but so are benefits.. So help me out if you have any suggestions at all, even a different company to apply with that you think are better than these. Thanks in advance for your ideas and/or suggestions.
I believe they have several to choose from - affordable and decent coverage, IMO
Really? Could have sworn people choose when to get sick.
Posters can choose emoticons from the choices given
If you choose employee status, there is not that much freedom..sm
These days, most companies make you punch time clocks and want you to demonstrate 8 hours within a certain window, sometimes 12, sometimes 8 hours. With the larger companies, gone are the good-old days where your full-time status was based on your productivity. It's a shame. I work for Webmedx and would love to get out of this business, but now is not the time for me to do so. Good luck.
Then you should be fine at Diskriter if that's where you choose to work, Jeannal.
There are angry, negative people all over this board and, unfortunately, this line of work affords people the opportunity to job jump a lot more than most others. You will see negativity about any company on this business if you inquire on a message board, but the best thing to do is what is best for you.

Again, I'm very happy at Diskriter and would highly recommend them to anyone. I can only speak for myself.

Best of luck wherever you decide to work.

Seems a pretty selfish attitude ... I suppose you also choose sm
the work types you want to do and leave the cra* for everyone else.  If you don't want weekend work, type for a clinic.  Otherwise, you should pull your share of the load with the rest of us.
Maybe it's a "pick and choose" rule.. depends on who is being talked about
I see a couple of names in that post, but haven't seen it deleted yet. Hmmm. Wonder why?
I guess I don't understand either. As for holidays, I CHOOSE to work them sm

my kids are grown and gone. They like to come for Thanksgiving, but not Christmas.  I have a choice, sit around and pout over it Christmas Day, or work...knowing that what I am doing means another woman who has little ones at home can be with them.  I feel like I am making a difference. 

I am working July 4th, always have.  I'll work Labor Day too, no big deal, although it falls on my Monday off and I won't get comp time, however, I am going to treat myself a nice meal out that week so I don't feel put upon.

I feel EXTREMELY lucky to have a full time job with benefits, regardless of working holidays, a part time job where they don't care when or how much I do (though I try for 500 to 750 a day even though their full time is only 800), and I have been offered a PT QA position in addition to these.  I can eat and pay our $4+ a gallon gas.  I can pay my bills and most importantly, I can be saving a huge amount of money in case something changes economically and it will. 

Grow up and understand this is part of this industry.  People don't take holidays off from being sick, injured or dying.

All the old reviews say they're horrible. Listen to those MTs and choose another company. nm
MTSO's can choose to hire quality union members

or there are many of us out there who are working on our own accounts and are ready to form a more MT-friendly MTSO. 

This is the beginning of the end for treating MTs as if they have no valuable skills.  Offshoring has been proven costly - multiple layers of QA, litigation for patient care mistakes that sneak through.  India, Pakistan are becoming targets -See Mumbia-the group of us who have been studying this have seen a 20% return to TRANSCRIPTION PERFORMED ON U.S. SOIL.

Offshoring was fun for the corporates while it lasted - those who gave no care to patient care, only to the bottom line.  It's come full circle now - the work is coming back to us.  Don't let anyone scare you further regarding offshoring - the work is returning from ESL countries across the board.

Within the past week I have spoken with 5-different Dell Support Agents, all located on US soil (verible), and compared total call time for the same computer scenario as 5-Dell Support Agents canvassed 6 months ago, admittedly located in Pakistan.  The AMERICAN agents averaged 2-5 minutes per call; Pakistanis averaged 8-25 minutes per call.  Multiply the extra 20 minutes by even 1,000 cals per day - OUTSOURCING BRAGS HUGE SAVINGS and the cost appears very small at the outset - BUT WHEN YOU ADD ALL OF THE PROOFING, LANGUAGE BARRIERS, TIME SPENT ON HOLD, ETC., IT IS COSTING EACH AND EVERY COMPANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS YEARLY TO OFFSHORE OUTSOURCE.

There is proof - the work is coming back.  And contrary to what we've been told, not all doctors are agreeing to VR - they cannot be forced and many of them are still using VR platforms for FULL TRANSCRIPTION. 

We have done a lot of research before bringing this to light.  The technology is not advancing as quickly as our paychecks are shrinking.  We are being lied to.



We give up on your naysayers. Great company, but if you choose to believe it's fishy, your loss.
Webmedex or Medware? Which would you choose in terms of benefits, specifically medical ins costs.
Any know what the difference is with these companies in terms of pay and what the preminums are for family medical insurance?
Who would you choose, Medware, Golden Isles (GIMT) or Mag Mutual? Weighing options and offers etc..
IWho do you think would be the best to work for??
I don't think that could happen at....
Heartland, only because they already have 2 Indian facilities plus a domestic team? Do you think?
It can happen anywhere...
We were told so many lies by the woman who owned our company, who stayed to run it after she sold it.  And the lies told by the company who bought the company were just outrageous.  I never would have believed this could have happened, or that the former owner would have become so dishonest and manipulative.  It was to the point where no one in the company trusted people we'd known and worked with for years.  It was really awful and it can happen in any company.  I hope it doesn't happen to you at Heartland but look at what's gone on there in the past few years.  How much turnover has there been in upper management?  If the president, who founded the company, was fired, why do you think anyone at the parent company cares about you?  They care about one thing and that is $$$$$$$$$.
When did this happen??
I have been with them for quite a while and have not heard anything yet.  Would not surprise me though....I'll have to think about whether to cooperate with this or not.  I already know I'm nuts....ha :)
That did happen....

.....at the end of 2004 into 2005 that did happen with my company.  It was not an issue of the company not being able to pay, they were trying to get set up with direct deposit at the time.  I was a fairly new employee and my first check arrived without problem.  My second and third ones did not arrive but when I brought it to their attention, they immediately wired the money to me.  Once all the paperwork and computer set up was taken care of for direct deposit, we've had no trouble since.  I was rather upset and concerned at the time too, but the people were so down to earth and kind I just knew they would make it right and they did.

If you'd like to email to see if we are talking about the same company, please feel free.

Will NEVER happen
Does this happen often??? because
I was going to use their online application to apply for a job today!
Unfortunately, what seems to happen
on these boards is that certain people feel that it is their way or no way. We are all entitled to post our opinion about a company. I personally would prefer to hear all of the comments, good and bad. I won't base my decisions on what others say but will certainly pay attention to what is said. There is no point in any one getting offensive. If you don't like what is said about your company, then don't read it, but just because you don't like it does not mean that it is a false statement. We each have the right to express our opinion on this board; that's what we do and there is nothing preventing you from not reading it. There is no point in beating the issue to death.
Did this happen to all QA
Did this happen to all QA or just a few
Would you happen to know if (SM)

you must use their computer euipment?  TIA. 

Does this happen often?
I just started with TT and so far I haven't run out yet, but I'm only part time. I was thinking about going full time, but not if there isn't any work to do.
,,,it can happen. nm
When did this happen? sm
When I was there they only had one plan that was hugely expensive and no one bothered to ask if you wanted to sign up, although perhaps they assumed (rightly so in my case as a newbie) that one would not be able to make the minimum lines in 30 days.