Just figuring on the number of emails
Posted By: JMO on 2005-08-09
In Reply to: In the minority - sm
With the last count of MLSs I had heard there at around 100 (not counting MDI), I was figuring that since I received 73 emails of support for either the content of my post or disagreement with it being removed, it was the majority. If the base number of 100 had changed, then I stand corrected.
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Figuring pay. sm
You're the only one in a position to figure this out. It depends on how long the reports are, whether there is a lot of canned text on one account, etc. Keep track of your lines and hours on both jobs for awhile (I assume you're working them both now), and figure your hourly output. If you're doing a lot of short reports, such as clinic, you may come out ahead counting the headers. If the reports are longer, you need the spaces. Good luck.
Thanks for figuring your lines out, but....sm
could it be possible that they change line count specifics for each different account or isn't that possible. Don't know the first thing about it. Just a thought. Also, I had a very easy account with no ESL and still couldn't get the lines. I just moved on but I was disappointed because I liked the company but too hard to make any money. I make way better money now even at a lower line rate and less time on my butt...hmmm...
Okay, lets do some figuring (sm)
Lets say there are 20 MTs working for a company. The company charges the docs 0.16 per line. The MTs get 0.08 per line. The MTs each do 1000 lines per day, 6 days a week.
1000 x 0.08 = 80 per day
$80 x 20 MTs = $1600 a day.
$1600 x 6 days a week = $9600 a week.
$9600 x 52 weeks in a year = $499,200 a year.
There is some convoluted method to figuring OT.
The guy in payroll told me how to figure it once, but I forgot it. Something about figuring your total line count, dividing it by something to get your OT lines and then multiplying it time something else. Your OT lines are then subtracted from your total lines, so if you have the incentive bonus over 13,000 and they subtract your OT lines and it's less than 13K, you don't qualify for the incentive bonus anymore. I used to think it was counted for all the lines, but it's not if you have OT.
Figuring amount for pay per minute
Does anyone know how to charge by the minute of dictation? I only know rates for by the line.
Probably figuring they can lure in all those that are leaving
Figuring line count
To figure lines by 65 character line, you would take the total characters (NOT lines) divide characters by 65, then multiply that by .06.
Example: 15,000 characters/65 = 231 lines. 231 lines x 0.06 = $13.85.
Figuring that a line is roughly 10 words, it's 8 cpl pay. nm
Still need help on figuring what would be a good cpl if paid w/o spaces.
See my first message above. Thanks
Posting on the company board and companies figuring out
who it is. Okay, this is the topic, and the reason why I am bringing this up is there were at least 2 posts here in the last week stating they believed the company would find out or did find out they posted here and they said negative things and might get fired or did not get hired because of it.
How is this possible? Can a recruiter or boss actually pin down who is posting? What if someone says something and they are a troll and sounds like a situation which the company person perceives is an employee and they take it out on the possible new hire or employee and they are wrong?
There have been posts here in the past by company managers who say if they find out who is posting they will sue for slander. Then, MTs come on here and assume that the companies go to the board managers and get the IP address to figure out who this is. Even if it was a certain IP address, and they went through this whole process to find out, it could be routed through another IP address such as overseas (this is often done in the case of hiding identity).
Since this is an anon board, how can any company say for sure it is a certain person. Why would they go to the trouble unless it were given to the police or a lawyer in the case of attempted murder or threat of such?
I want to know you opinions. And moderator please feel free to comment. Wondering if our IP addresses are given out every time a company suspects something and if so, is this an invasion of our privacy since this should be anon. Or, is it that people are paranoid, whether it be the employee/new hire, or company assuming such. Remember to never assume because why? You make an *** out of u and me.
Thanks for your comments. This has been bothering me a while now, and I would like to get some input back on this issue from companies and from posters alike.
Hmm...I was getting 0.005 cpword 13 years ago,figuring 10 words a line, it was 5 cpl, beginner's
Could someone help me with the figuring out of gross line versus character line? sm
I have generally been paid by character line, 65-character line. Now, I have had job opportunities offering to pay gross line but it like 3 cents cheaper than what I am being paid now. A few places I have read that gross line is MUCH better, but is it much better if the pay is so much lower? Please explain how it works or equals out. This position has offered me 6 cents per gross line - what would that equal out to in character lines? Thanks...so confused...
US MTs are just a number to HIS
HIS just needed US-based MTs so that their clients would stay and they could finally break even!
Tax ID number
I am just trying to estimate my taxes and my tax program won't do anything without a tax ID number....I tried the Medquist board twice with no response. could some former or current MQ'er take pity and email me the tax ID number?? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wonder how they got your number?
I guess that is what would bug me the most :-)
I have the number
I got offered a full-time position and got phone numbers and e-mails with no problem. I have the transcription manager's cell. E-mail for details.
They did offer me an check if i wanted it. I chose the direct deposit, but i think they will pay by check too.
Number 1, 2, and 3
1. I come to this site for a break and to see what other MTs are doing or not doing. Sometimes I post and sometimes do not.
2. No one said anything about delirium but if being happy because your are not being taken advantage of by a company, then yes, we are; however, apparently some just want to express relief.
3. Hanging out on a site where people are looking for a job for transcription, to me at this point in my life, is to break and hang out with my peers.
4. Large groups of people are not deliriously trying to get people to Keystrokes, I think just sighing, I know I am after all I have been though.
Hope this helps. Can we express opinions if we are not looking for job? I like the main board too.
Wish it was just one number.......
By the way, I'm not working today. Are you?
Which FOF number were you in?
I was in FOF 12 with Rachel. I'm still having to use Netcare for my account, which is good i guess, because was already familiar with it from training.
About my name, I love it. My great-grandmother suggested it, so I got it, then got her first name as my middle name. So it worked out perfectly.
There are a number of different
versions of Meditech. I type in Meditech Magic using Shorthand expander. I know lots of people copy and paste from Word, but I'm afraid I will screw something up. I really like Meditech because I get paid by the gross line. I make more money on this account than anywhere else. I also like Meditech because the patient's entire chart is available so rarely do I have to leave any blanks. Lab values can be verified, x-rays reports are accessible, etc.. It's not made for the MT, true, but there are a lot of benefits to using it.
Call 800-788-0629 and ask for the payroll rep - they may want your last name as different employees handle different letters (some do payroll for last names A-F, etc.)
Why would an IC need to give out a SS number? They don't match your contributions, so I would think they would have to accept a tax ID number. I really don't know. Probably curious as well.
Yes, I have 2 emails you can use
to contact Keystrokes directly. They are BKeystrokes@aol.com and LKeystrokes@aol.com
Good luck to you. We can use another good MT! :)
I got 2 emails from them, both for different
positions. I never heard of them much less applied. I deleted the emails.
Well, when you get emails from the
and other gramatical errors, makes you wonder!!!!
Got those emails and also got
She said that I was not working and that I had better get on the system and work! Yuk! That stuff is hard to tolerate on your day off. I have worked my schedule and certainly had my lines in for the pay period and still get this type of uncalled for email!
LOL would you like to see my emails?
too many emails??!!
i get an average of 3 a day.
Same here. Way too many emails. nm
I don't have a problem with it. I don't care about talking with anyone else anyway. Had enough of that working in the hospital atmosphere. All it amounts to is a bunch of criticism and gossip. I love this. I work well independently and could care less about talking to anyone. It's like a breath of fresh air to me. Anything I need to say or get an answer for is and can be handled by emailing back and forth and so far it's worked fine with no problems whatsoever. There are always message boards you can talk to others on.
Not only did I get emails, but... sm
About4 weeks after I had left and already started with my new company, I got yet another email, but this one asked why I had not done my required lines for that pay period!! I answered that one, telling them that I had already left MQ and I doubt I would ever reach their required lines. Needless to say, that was the end of the emails :)
I think they must be glad I'm gone. LOL Haven't heard a word from them except a letter telling me someone will call me for an exit interview/survey.
No problems overall for me. I was told to be sure to communicate with them always through TT official email because they don't read personal emails--they just delete them. Before I knew that, I had once emailed my supervisor about a family emergency via my personal email b/c I was out of town and didn't have access to my work PC. I didn't get in trouble b/c they are very understanding about family medical crises and always email back with wishes for speedy recovery for employee or sick family member.
I know EXACTLY the company you are working for, based on the greeting on the email. I am feeling pressure as well, and its getting to me. You're not alone. I already work 7 days a week, so don't know how much more I can help, if ya know what I mean.
I've gotten the emails on the weekends I have off sometimes that ask for everyone to come help, but if it's my scheduled day off and I have things going on I don't and no one has ever confronted me about it or asked me to explain myself. They just send out an email the next day that says thanks to everyone who pitched in yesterday. But you're right - keep the clients happy or the company may lose the account. That's true of all companies.
I know what she was talking about with the emails saying to stretch and reminding people we have to make time sacrifices to keep the clients happy and keep our jobs. It just depends on what account you are on. Some accounts are low and there is no need to email the team and twist their arm a bit to work extra, but other accounts get backlogged, especially starting Friday afternoon and into the weekend, and those teams get the emails. It's not a matter of acute versus clinic, it's just which accounts get busy and backlogged.
here's their site and number sm
You must know the office number
I will be at the office all day tomorrow, Thursday and Friday. Would love to talk to you again.
IC MT, do you have a certain number of lines (sm)
or hours you *require* for yourself? How many hours in a given day do you work? Thanks!!!! That helps.
Thanks for the contact number.. I will do that! ... nm
Not tons, but there are a number of them who SM
are totally unintelligible.
I think there are a huge number
who lie about their qualifications and experience. The company I contract with has hired MTs who claim to have 10 years experience. Their final product looks like they are recent graduates of IHA who failed high school English.
I wondered that, too. There was a number in
Have phone number for MDI-MD,
301-236-6770, have not been able to find web site. You can Google U.S. Medical Transcriptionists Directory. It lists transcription companies by state. You'll find MDI-MD there, but gives no web site. Hope this helps.
I don't know the percentage number, but I'd say
there were no more difficult dictators on the accounts I'm working on than on any other big city hospital that I've worked for over 20 years. And I say difficult dictators versus ESL, as ESL seems to be a negative; people think that foreign-born dictators are difficult to transcribe. There are a good deal of dictators on my accounts who are foreign-born, and if you look at the list of names in the physician's list, you'd think you'll be slogging away all day for very low line counts. That's not so. Most of the dictators are very good. As anywhere, there are a few really horrible dictators, both foreign-born and good old red-white-and blue Americans.
I have absolutely no complaints about TT.
No, you just see an MT ID number...no names...nm
Do they have a new phone number?
The one in California is no longer valid, the one in Virginia just has a generic we are not available answering machine. What's up? Do you know what's going on?
TT'ers, how can I put -yo right after a number
Did the KS people who got the new number (sm)
to call in (the two hospitals with lag time) completely 100% solve your problem? Using the different number, I still had five more times it dropped. I was wondering if it was only me.....Appreciate your input....
Number of docs
Are there any companies that assign a certain number of doctors? I have too many to EVER make a good line count.
Could be any number of factors
It could be any number of factors. For someone to be on actual QA hold for 15 months sounds a little odd. How do you know the account requirements do not specifically call for 100% review from the service. I think you answered your own question. If someone needs actual QA hold for that long they'd be released. I think there is more to this behind the scenes that you are unaware of. If you're making your lines and an income, who cares how anyway? I can assure you the QA person is not making any extra money and enjoying the power by having to review each and every document. I suspect it's more of a client requirement for it to be going on this long.