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Keystrokes offer

Posted By: mystical on 2005-12-26
In Reply to: Good news to hear! At least some companies are - QA3

Excuse me! health care benefits paid by the employee? Is that a good deal -- I don't think so. Shouldn't the employer be paying for some of this?

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Was made an offer by Keystrokes, and....

have been waiting and waiting for a call from tech support to get set-up, but after a week and a half and no call, I am wondering if I should move on. 

I would call, but I am not even sure which Keystrokes hired me....UGH!!!  I read here somewhere there were two different companies. 

Any insight would be helpful.

X-Press or Keystrokes? Both offer radiology sm

but one is by the line (XP) and the other is by the report (KS).  Both do a lot of radiology.  Current and past employees of both can you answer these questions:

1.  Do you have enough work?

2.  Do you like the platform?

3.  Do you earn a decent living?

4.  What do you specifically like and/or dislike about each?

I am really torn here and need some honest, specific feedback, not the common they're great or stay away.  SOS!!

Does Keystrokes offer production incentives or...sm

maybe cost of living raises or performance raises or ANYTHING like that, so a person knows there is a chance for income advancement over time?  TIA!

Does Keystrokes offer holiday pay/incentives?

I'm an in-house hospital/Radiology MT who is considering working at home full time; just exploring my options. 


Thanks for your input... I accepted the offer from Keystrokes today! :-) nm

TransTech and Keystrokes also offer some Dictaphone ExText accts. Very easy to
Did Keystrokes sell to Transcend? I thought Keystrokes was buying up companies sm
but I heard from another service owner that they sold out to Transcend. Anyone know if that happened?
keystrokes ad..can someone tell keystrokes their banner ad needs a hyphen...quality-minded
Did Keystrokes sell to Transcend? I thought Keystrokes was buying sm

small companies but another service owner told me that she heard that Keystrokes sold to Transcend.  Is this true? 

I posted this down below but meant to post it as a new thread.  Before I apply with them, I would like to know as I left Transcend a few months ago and do NOT want to get back into that mess.

Not only that, but I would MUCH rather work for Keystrokes than Spheris as Keystrokes doesn't

Only Keystrokes. Worked at MQ until I came to Keystrokes. Started at sm
Keystrokes PT, liked what I saw and experienced, gave notice to MQ and went FT. Have not look back since. I had previously worked at 2 hospitals, for MDI, Transcend and MRC until bought by MQ. I plan on retiring here as long as they stay as they are.
No, Not with Keystrokes, visiting friend and using her pc, she got job with Keystrokes
I forgot to change the Name. I do not think Keystrokes is hiring anymore now. Would like some info about Diskriter though.
Ditto, Keystrokes is a wonderful company with wonderful people! I love working for Keystrokes!
I am just not making enough money.  They are a great company though, just ask for a back up account.
Well at least you got an offer. How many
years of experience do you have?
21 years, and most of that in radiology in-house. With a national for 5 years. How the time flies!
They offer more than just PTO (sm)

First of all, I have worked on VA as a primary before, and one should easily be able to get 1200 lines in an 8-hour period.  I've gotten 1500-1700 a day working VA if I work steadily for 8 hours.  We do get paid time off and that amount has just been increased (10 days per year the first year).  We get holiday pay (6 days) as well as celebratory day (4 days) pay, an extra amount per line for every line that we do on those days.  There are also incentives offered all the time.  I just started a 401K and OSi matches 100% of my contribution (up to 4% a pay period, fully vested), which is very generous. We also get a raise every year on our anniversary date. Sure...maybe that amount could be a little more...but some places you can go for years and get nada.

The months of October and November, we're getting a bonus just for meeting our minimal lines for the month, and if we exceed those, the bonus is even higher.

It seems there are people out there, specifically on the QA of things, who aren't happy with how things went for them.  I don't know anything about that, but I do know that I am very happy with OSi and you get more than a little paid time off for you 12,000 lines a pay period.

I am considering a job offer from FN (sm)
I was wondering if they take social security taxes out? Also, approximately what percentage of your income do you put aside for taxes? I want to make sure I do everything right!

Why??? I'm considering an offer from them. nm
What was the offer?
If that is confidential information, could you please e-mail me?


job offer
I said I would pay high rate of pay. I don't think they believed me. I don't need to hire people very often but this account has switched to electronic records and now one particular doctor who is an outside contractor who is paid to dictate for other doctors has swamped me with work. We always billed gross lines until last month. This was a real hit for all of us. I had no idea the profession had gone so downhill. I don't hire often and don't participate in the MT local meetings. I never had an interest since I have been so secure with this account since 1978. I thought I would get lots of replies - but did not. Thanks anyway. I will post the ad again. I have a backlog of almost 500 reports right now.
How much cpl did they offer you? nm
I have a job offer but .......
I have been offered a job, but I am a little scared at taking at 7 cpl being IC. How long have you been with Allegiant?
Got an offer the next day
I only emailed them my resume and did not even have to test. I got a call from them the very next day with an offer.
Just got a job offer from them
They do pharmaceutical presentation dictations and such. Only need folks once in a while on a p.r.n. basis, part-time. That's all I know.
And they only offer...
7 to 10 cents per 65 character line, wants a quick turnaround, and 15-30 minutes at the end of the presentation is multiple Q&A session. Not worth what he's offering, for the time it takes to do these types of transcription.
Does DSG offer QA for MTs or QA for VR?
What is DSG's QA like? Are there alot of ESLs?
They know what we have to offer . . .
They know all about us, our stats, what we do, how we do it and generally what we have to offer. It's why they bought us out. It is us that have no idea what they have to offer.

Still waiting for answers to the questions we asked a week ago . . .

TRS has a lot to offer.
Good morning saw your post and just wanted to make a comment.  The problem with archives is information could be old.  We have a great management team.  We have great accounts.  We have great opportunities. So if you are interested I would certainly love to talk with you about TRS.  Yes, we have training classes.  No, we do not off-shore our work.  We have a great reputation for doing things right.  Have a wonderful day!
No, but I got a job offer also
Job offer
I have been offered an IC position with them. Pay is $0.09 per line.
TT offer
I'm still too new to comment on the yearly raises/bonuses since I've only been there a few weeks. They do offer many production incentives, though (one of the main reasons I chose TT over KS).

I understand the new line counting software will begin rolling out in mid-July on an account-by-account basis. It depends what account you will be working on as to when you will be set up. I'm sure whoever gets it first will let the rest of us know how it works and if they like it.

I understand that it will have no delays and also give information broken down by report. I think it also will give you line count data per hour, day, week, and other variables. I think it's a great move, and it will help me monitor my hourly line counts, as I'm always trying to speed things up! lol.

Good luck on your decision! I know it's alway tough trying to find the right fit. You hear good and bad about every single company. I honestly don't think any one company is the best. There are many good companies out there. It all depends on what you feel you need to be successful and whether or not that company can fulfull your needs.

Feel free to email me privately.

If you don't take the first offer they get for you SM
(and it's likely it will be with a company who advertises all of the time everywhere) at the rate offered (8 and maybe 9 cpl, never more), you will never hear from them again.  They really just dole out offers from companies you can find yourself and never at a higher rate than usual.
DSG and DTS used to offer this. Don't know about now. nm
I don't think there is ANYTHING they could offer me except.....sm
a full corporate/company restructuring...I also received 2 callbacks in the last 2 weeks, and though the pay offered is high, so is the stress, miscommunication, disarray, frustration, lousy work pools, etc. Until all of that is straightened out and the company realizes that they will only get/keep really good MTs when they not only dangle golden carrots under their noses, but respond to their needs, treat them as REAL people, value them by their attitudes and by hiring QA, PS, and tech people that are knowledgeable, helpful, and are there for the MT.....well, that is when I would consider them again, if ever. High cpl is great, but feeling good about your company and your work, not dreading the day ahead, feeling relaxed and happy, respecting and KNOWING your bosses and supervisors...that is PRICELESS, as the commercial says. Best of luck to all who are new hires, or re-hires, hope everything is better at the Q.
Did you ask for it? Or did they just offer?
I got an offer too

I just got an offer from them today also!  I'm going to look into them a little more before I jump in, but I have to say that 3 years ago was a long time ago....a lot COULD have changed.  Also, I'm not prejudice so an Indian run company doesn't scare me.  As long as I have work to do (unlike MQ) and I get my paycheck on time I'm happy. 

Once offer QA, I get 7.5 CPL

I think I will keep looking.

All I can offer you is that on 6/2/08 (sm)
I submitted my resume to <******@tts-mt.com> and still have not received as much as a confirmation of receipt. Please email me if you want her name.
I got an offer but...
It was purely insulting. 6 cpl for up to 6000 lines and then slim until about 14000 when you would make 9 cpl. I can find places now with 8.5 or 9 cpl from line 1. Tiers don't work and this tier was truly insulting. I really couldn't believe it. I took a position somewhere else with some much better pay, but I really wanted to email them and tell them it insulted my knowledge and skill to be offered a bad tier like that.. maybe fresh out of school, but egads!
new job offer?
what would you do???  Any advice welcomed.   You get offered a job and told this company a week ago you accept but come Friday they don't have your logins and no real welcome from the Lead Transcriptionist either.  A week to get logins is plenty.   I am kinda scared to go with them on Monday as time is money.... That one is an IC company at 9 cpl.  Don't want to sit around and get set up but not work.  The second place offered me a job at 6.5 per line, they at least will provide the system (computer and wavepedal) and assign you to a trainer for the first few days.   What would you do??
Offer from MDI MD see msg

Is there a steady workflow, or do you run out here and there?  Thanks for any input.


When I talked with WebMedx about PT work, I was told I would have to do 2900 lines in 20 hours.  Pray tell what newbie can do that when you rarely transcribe the same doctor twice!!!

The offer
Was that 6 cents a line for VR or straight typing?
I got that offer too!!!

I am stunned.  That would not even pay for groceries.  Wonder if she has had any takers.  When the other MT said she told her that she you not even pass the test, well, it sounds like she is setting herself for not hiring anyone.  Maybe she is an ex-MT, and she just wants to tell herself she was better than other MTs, and therefore she made up a test that was exceptionally hard just to prove it.  Who knows.  I am telling you, this world is like American Idol try outs...People think they can sing and are absolutely wonderful when in fact, a love sick cat looking for a mate sounds better than most of them.  This person offering 1 cpl is out of her mind, that is if she has one.

I got that offer too!!!
Oh oh oh, I got the offer of 1 cpl line as well.  I nearly choked on my coffee when I read the email.  I asked if it would ever go up (just for fun) and she said, yes after 30 days it could go up to 2 cpl.   WOW!!!  Where do I sign up?  I had the feeling she just wanted someone to do her work and catch her up instead of really hiring an employee.  Not sure if it was the same company, but if there are 2 out there offering 1 cpl, boy are we in trouble!?!
job offer
They have just offered me a position for M-F 1st shift for a rad MT for $1.75/report for one account or 0.825 cpl for others. sounds too good to be true, but working at MQ since September and not even bringing home $500 every two weeks, I need something. Has anybody ever worked Radiology for them?
I just got the same offer... LOL!
Yeah boy, that made me sit up and say, WHAT?

I'd take the other job offer. MQ stinks!
Interesting QA offer
Well, I wouldn't call it QA exactly. I was offered an editing position, blanks only at $0.50 per blank. The doctors are not ESL and this isn't VR. The transcriptionists are American and experienced. I was also told I would receive $0.50 per blank even if I failed to fill-in the blank as long as I showed I made a reasonable effort to fill it in. It is only maybe an hour a day, but I thought it might look good on my resume and be a good transition position from transcription into QA. I've never heard of this sort of pricing before, though. What do you guys think?
INtersting QA offer
Well, what truck do they think you fell off of?  These companies never cease to amaze me with their ridiculous offers!  Do you think they would DARE offer something like that to a seasoned MT, I think not!  We'd tell them "thank you but no thank you."