It wasn't my experience when I was there. Atrocious ESL account! And I am experienced. Can't
Posted By: get paid for what you can't hear, tho'! nm E on 2007-01-09
In Reply to: Maybe she is not experienced in ESL's? (sm) - tter
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That wasn't my experience there. I wasn't on that kind of all-inclusive acct, either. nm
That wasn't my experience
They told me the exact reason and didn't mention me being in the picture at all.
In fact, they were up front with everything before offering me a position including all the background checks, defining all benefits, etc.
this wasn't a new account and it was sm
two different accounts and two different platforms! It wasn't the fact they couldn't get it set up (that didn't help) it doesn't take a month to know whether you can do it or not. I was told that it WAS on their end. As a matter of fact, they told me the first time they were going to check with the hopsital because they didn't have a CLUE what was going on. Well obviously the hospital couldn't do anything because then they decided to give me another account. Same old story. That particular one got in and did one report, got thrown out and they don't know what to do. Well if they don't know what to do I sure don't and can't sit around for another month waiting for them to figure it out. Not a good way to do business.
Do you work for the company is that why you are so outraged? My goodness chill!
It probably depends on the account. If I wasn't
working within 15 minutes of my shift they were calling me wanting to know why I wasn't working yet.
That wasn't my experience, but their incentive tier goes by lph sm
which boosts your line rate, so that is kind of nice, since I was only working part-time. I thought the platform was rather slow, though. I normally average around 300 lph and even typing like a fiend, I could only make around 250 at Webmedx.
I'm agreeing here, too. Wasn't a good fit/experience for ME, so I left after 6 wks. nm
This has been my experience on any new job or new account...it is to
prevent flooding your proofer with jobs. Are you on hourly to start? If so, it shouldn't be that big a deal. Either way, once you are released you should be in a pool. Just my guess, don't know where you are. Good luck.
Think it probably depends on experience and which account.
They initially offered me 7.5 cpl on a 70 character line, but I refused.
It depends on experience and account.
My experience........they lost the account...sm
this has happened to me so much in the 16 years I have been doing this, when something like what you described happens to me, my first thought IS that the account has gone some place else.
Everything about SS is atrocious. Worst dictators
I've ever had and sound quality to match.
Are U new there? Get stuck with an atrocious acct out of NY? nm
I had an atrocious ESL acct with them. Left after a few weeks. nm
I had the same experience. Horrible account, nonexistent communication. What's wrong with these
Recent Oracle contact said it was atrocious for several reasons, and you pay your own LD. Would
Buddy of mine said the ESL load at SScript was atrocious
TSI now SoftMed was supposed to be atrocious with their DOS software and cut-and-paste work. Any
Friend said it was atrocious there & you need your own Start-Stop pedal and software. Don't do it
This mama says the same thing about TransTech. My accts just happened to be atrocious. nm
I also got put on 2 atrocious ESL accts with them last year. Couldn't make any lines. These dudes
I think it depends on experience, account hired for, etc. I was hired at .08 per line sm
but after 90 days went to 0.085 and then 0.09 about 90 days after that. I am now at 0.0925 and have been there a year. I have to point out that the line rate might not be the highest but I can verify my counts, have plenty of work, get paid on time and have a great manager. To me, leaving a bad national and the headaches that went with it was well worth the cut in pay I took. Funny thing is that I took a pretty sizable pay cut but make more money ?!?!
I need input from seasoned MTs. I have been doing this 20 years. What companies can you make a decent living with, decent insurance? I just started with a company a month ago with great bennies, but something is definitely up with line counts. I have to work like a dog to get 800 lines, when I normally hit 1200 to 1500 on a good day during my 2nd week of employment. Even with the learning curve, this is not adding up, I believe they are "stealing lines". I don't have much more time to switch from company to company trying to find a fit. I guess what I am asking, is which companies do not steal lines and have good bennies. TIA
$1.50+ experienced ......nm
You obviously are not very experienced at this.
surgery center, you can put anything you want on your bill and they still pay you on THEIR terms, which is usually net 30 days. They also many times (not always, but often) request invoices once a month. Now if you are doing piddly clinic stuff, or you are subcontracting, that's a different story. But when you're playing with the big boys that's the way it is.
LOL. They cannot keep experienced MTs. sm
Most of us can't wait 4-6 weeks for a paycheck. If you have the ability to wait a long time for a paycheck, then I recommend them. They have good accounts. I wish a well-managed company had those accounts.
Is it possible for an experienced MT to do 250-300
Please let me know what service you work for if its possible. I'm paralyzed about making a decision because I'm hearing such awful things about all the MTSO's.
I have never experienced this, but...
If you have a 3 minute job opened up and it looks like your typing it and an hour later you still have it open, wouldn't that make them wonder and wouldn't they have a right to make sure you are going to finish it. They have a responsibility to keep these jobs in TAT and if an MT holds a job for an extended time or takes a break in the middle it can slow things down - How are they to know if you had an emergency and didn't have time to call in unless they check up. If you need to take a break, it should be between jobs, not in the middle of a 3 minute job that should take at max 9 minutes to type.
Maybe she is not experienced in ESL's? (sm)
I have yet to encounter one that would leave me in tears. I have at other places, though, but not that often.
She has over 15 years with several large well known teaching hospitals and several of the largest services with multi-accounts -- she is revered by MTs in this large city. Maybe all those who are having such an easy time should be grateful for her taking the horrid dictators rather than seeking to denigrate her skills. There are those in the field who yelp at the slightest bit of difficulty and demand to be given a different account (i.e. EASY stuff) so that those of us with integrity end up cleaning up the dregs. Could be -- who knows?
One of the reasons I left OSi is because the QAs people and the ACs made me feel about 2 high. They would talk to you in such a downgrading manner it was totally unbelievable. (during the conference calls). They would not answer e-mails, even with sending a receipt request and this was to QA, AC and also the person who the ACs would answer to. Nevertheless, I did not feel this was appropriate business practice. (I have been transcribing for years, 15+, and ran my own business prior to working for OSi.)
You are right. Pay for experienced MT's
... is very little if any over what these new people make, those who can't even construct a sentence and don't know the basics for doing this job properly. And experience doesn't necessarily mean they are a heck of a lot better than the newbies. It's all about speed - and you know who proof reads and who doesn't. I have seen horrific reports from the most experienced MT's. Yes - working privately is the only way to go.
Too experienced and you will
cost them money. Many companies rather go with less experienced MTs and pay a lower line rate. Good luck with that.
I have experienced the same, however (sm)
so many benefits outweigh the negatives. I worked with my liaison and my issues were finally ironed out. Also, QA is more than willing to admit when they have made a mistake, and they have a sense of humor as well. I keep my eyes open, as is wise to do, but MDI keeps me in work, keeps me happy, and I'm thrilled to have found them so soon in my MT career. (I'm at 3 years and counting with MDI, 8 years as an MT).
Maybe they REALLY want less-experienced MTs that
Those of us who not only have the skills & the experience are sometimes a 'threat' to those in charge. Some prefer the newer ones who think working 7 days/week without a break, bennies or a raise is a good deal. But we know better.
Here is what I experienced...
You are trained via an internet conference meeting call, with 5-6 other transcriptionists. The account manager walks you through the platform and shows you how it works. After about 45 min. to 1 hour that's it...you're on your own. Of course, you always have your lead person to e-mail or call if you have questions.
if you are experienced and let them know sm
you can't do both days, I bet they will hire you as long as you will at least part of one day and maybe Friday too. I did.
I have experienced
this problem. You also have to back up your macros every time you go into Medrite or it will wipe them all out.
Because they will lose more experienced MTs...
And they need to ensure that they have enough people to handle the accounts. If they bait the newbies with the good $ now, then they can put them on editing and cut the pay later but will have a large enough work force to handle the work. That is the reason for the lack of work right now. They have overhired in anticipation of the mass exodus that is currently happening and will continue to happen over the next couple of months. The newbies will be brainwashed with the good pay into believing that Transcend is the best thing since bubble gum and will try to make it work because, as you may know, when you are a newbie, you are happy to get that first good MT job and are more willing to put up with the BS while they work the kinks out of the system, etc., whereas seasoned MTs aren't going to put up with that crap.
Yep!! I have experienced that first hand.
On more than one occasion, the company I worked for knew that I had worked 22 days in a row without a day off. They were so back logged and desperate that their response to me (CEO's response) was so, I've worked 24.
and *experienced* Sheesh.
pay on the low side if you are experienced
I agree with Experienced MT ---
You will be expected to work on many accounts with VERY different account specifics. Some are even re-records! Some will use data tags, some will not, on some you will expand headings, on others you will not, etc,. They are SO unorganized right now. I have work flow issues on a daily basis now because of their endless changes. You will get too many generic e-mails from them to even keep track of telling you to do this and not do that, without regard to the fact that what they are talking about is not even on an account you ever do. Yes, sound quality varies wildly by account and dictator. Also, good luck trying to get an answer to a question in a timely manner from them. Their pay is okay, always on time, but their so-called PTO is very low. The health benefits they offered to me were something in the range of $800 for 2 people. My 2 cents...Do with it what you will.
I have personally experienced this.
You say that you have a job with meaning and subsance. What is so special about the job with Sten Tel. Did your other MT jobs not provide meaning and substance?
If you are a 2nd shift, experienced rad MT, I bet
Keystrokes would go to 0.10 or .105 per line.
Are they hiring for an experienced MLS? (nm)
I have had no problem nor experienced any changes. sm
So, you really make me curious.
Spheris- do they pay well for very experienced MTs? sm
Is their pay ontime? Are their benefits affordable? Are they dependable in having plenty of work? All info would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
Totally agree with the premium pay and well seasoned MTs. That should go as well for QAs, managers, supervisors, etc. When you hire inadequate staff, the company just barely humps along, requiring many more editors and QA people to clean up the mess. Are they saving any money this way? Not in the long run. At minimum an MT should have 3 years of acute care hospital experience. Those skills should be well developed and tested before employed with any company. There are plenty of very skilled MTs out there but they don't work for 6 and 7 cpl. They are skilled, fast and can crank the work out like nothing else. As a suggestion in referring to a previous comment from an earlier post; theres a lot of dirt on here about companies, of which I don't doubt, but.... What if people could actually bring to this board, the companies where they absolutely love where they are working and pass that info on. That would be so much more helpful when looking around rather than telling us all the bad places. And, one more thing, if you believe you are worth more than what you are being paid and believe you should be treated better, why not move on? If people would keep moving on and up away from the companies that do not treat MTs fairly then we would either force them to change their ways or put them out of business, its up to you. One person can make a difference, let it start with you.
everything you just said is the difference between you and experienced.
Experienced is a broadened mind. You are thinking just medical words and typing mechanics.
Experienced is pretty much being trained from an account profile (that's on paper, doll, no questions allowed) and making 200 the first day; knowing how the system works INSIDE the hospital on the doctor's end having never set foot on site; being familiar with tons of platforms, systems (theirs/mine), software (theirs/mine), and dictation AS WELL AS transcription equipment (there is a difference).
I other words, not having to take by the hand and walk through the next 3 weeks while backlogs climb. You get what you pay for everywhere but here.
Keystrokes wants experienced MTs, and they pay well for that sm
experience. Maybe there was not an opening for the days or shift or type of account you wanted. Too many variables to pass judgement because you did not get a job. They did not say you are a bad transcriptionist, they just say that someone else was a better fit.
OSI is best for newbies, not experienced MTs