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Posted By: CAmT on 2006-01-20
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Lots of promises, no follow through. Lots and lots of internal sm
problems. She is recruiting heavy right now as she has a CHANCE at getting a big account back. Even if they get it back, they'll blow it again from poor management.
I totally agree, your story is mine and lots, and lots of others, please
believe me when I say Keystrokes has been honest like we used to have in this profession. If I can help one Transcriptionist avoid what we have, this will all be worth it. I worked parttime for Keystrokes at the time I was fulltime with ____ and quit, 2 years later I begged them to take me back after once again my paycheck was cut in half, and they did with open arms. I don't mean to run down anyone but a lot of these transcription companies are getting obscenely rich while paying below minimum wage to transcriptionists, playing with dictation and after working for a couple of them you know who is honest and who is not. Sorry I came down so hard but the reality is there are single mothers out there that I bet cry themselves to sleep not able to give their children a decent life because it is easier to steal from us. When companies have millions of dollar to pay for other transcription companies, open transcription schools in other countries, ect., ect., you know there is a lot of money in it. That is all I am saying.
I don't think we work at the same place, but I have been working lots and lots of hours.
Very thankful to have a decent job.
Lots and lots of recent stuff in archives.
Lots and Lots of info about them in the archives. nm
Lots and lots of work. You will love
Lots and lots of posts in the archives.
Lots and lots of info in archives and several
posts just down the page. Open your original post and near the bottom click on the blue see related posts and you'll get the most recent posts.
Call them. I have lots of work, had lots of work
during the holidays too. I don't know who routes the work, but one of the office people is on vacation this week. I occasionally have to call to get work depending on what hours I'm working, but I have never not gotten work when I've asked for it.
lots of ESL
This company works on VA and other accounts. The accounts have LOTS of ESL MDs on them and they are HARD ESL MDs too....the accounts are truely not worth the pay!!
lots of ESL's do not do it
You will never get out of the program and a certain mentor will grade you only on ESLs and you will not get out.
Lots of changes still going on there.
lots of ESL...sm
They are a pretty good company to work for. Pay is on time. The only thing is all the ESLs...and different doctors every day....really messes up your production, as normals are impossible.
LOTS of ESL
ESL - Chinese, Indian, Russian, Hispanic, British and many really awful english speaking newbie residents in the process of training.
Yes, you can have (and may often need) the 12-hour window. Workload is not consistent, had to ask for secondaries before I was there 3 months; when OT is approved other people come charging on there and take all the work. Overstaffing appears to be a problem (though not a huge one yet).
I hope you can avoid the RadNet program, which atrocious and you are expected to be the unpaid go between for Webmedx techs and client techs, neither of which will own the problem. Main platform, Enterprise, is slow and often slower. Expect to have to drop what you're doing due to system freeze-ups and reboot a couple times a day.
The supe is very nice.
lots of lines on DQS
I've been on DQS about 2 months. I am averaging about 280 lph. I have been an MT for 1-1/2 years. I make use of InstantText and I set up a standard for almost every doc I come across. It can be done.
Lots of calculating there each day.
Uh, lots of red flags here. I'd be looking elsewhere.
lots of ex-mq mts go to that board and
she might read there 2
other on that board may know who she is 2
what's ur problem with it?
Lots of information.
Google it. There are many hits for E-Dictate.
lots of work
I got bored and tired of MQ not ever having any work, and I have found 2 part time positions that allow me to work whenever I want so long as I can get the required lines within a certain time frame. So far, I have worked for one platform for one month and the other for 1 day and already I am averaging more lph than with MQ. Think DocQScribe stinks maybe? Then add to that the time it takes for that stupid Etime logging baloney. I can't believe it took me this long, but it seems pretty plain to me.
You will get lots of replies of
keep in mind that is an average and includes everyone from the newbie to the ones that have been doing this for years. There is so much to take into consideration including whether the work is done for a national, whether you have your own accounts, work hourly at a hospital/clinic, etc. It does sound average to me for what its worth.
I have lots of work on my
If you don't already have a secondary...ask for one.
lots of ESLs
Probably everything you said. I have lots of work.
Lots of companies overhire probably because they need the work done and there are always a few MTs who have issues and don't work regularly or don't do their committed lines, so they hire more to make up for it. It is possible they may be offshoring too. You can ask about the company here and if they are offshoring someone may know. Unfortunately there isn't anything you can do about either situation.
lots of work?
So which company is it you work for that gives you lots of work?
Lots of changes there right now, not good. nm
Lots of work.
Software productive and becoming more so as enhancements are made to the program.
I should have said just ask lots of questions
especially which exactly which account you'll be working on and what is the percentage of ESLs. There was 1 hospital that was the 80% ESLs, and the other 2 I worked on didn't fare much better. I'm not saying stay away, just be well informed when you interview.
Lots of boards on here. ..
Guess I'm confused. . .I asked this question on the Gab Board and someone suggested that I ask it on the Company Board.
There are lots leaving and not just
mgt. I think some MTs leaving will not be on a voluntary basis either. Last time work got this slow they let a lot of the ICs and part timers go and that was right before Christmas time. With work being so slow, wondering how long they are going to keep paying insurance benefits when a lot of people are not making the line requirements anymore.
They do have lots of work. That is plus.
Lots of macros
Don't forget to macro your English phrases - wtp=with the patient, adtth=admitted to the hospital, etc. I have thousands of these.
Make up a system of that works for you - and don't be afraid to put a word or phrase in 2 or 3 different ways in your Expander - i.e., give it 3 different names.
I have found that some terms that I can't remember I just type phonetically and left the macro do the spelling for me. This is especially helpful with the syndromes and diseases that are rather rare. I use tooey for Tuohy needle.
Also, use the expander for all your drugs; that way you will never to worry about whether they are generic (not capitalized0 or brand (capitalized). Just type them in lower case and your expander will take of the capitalization.
Terms and drugs that are hyphenated or have capital letters in their names should be in macros as well. Any time you have to reach to use the Shift key, it disrupts your rhythm and costs you money.
Concentrate on one thing at a time and soon you will have a huge macro file to work from. First week, do your drugs, next week, syndromes/disease, etc.
Lots of maintenance going on lately, plus
recent ExText upgrade, always Ichart maintenance, service maintenance, little server glitch, recent downtime. It is unfortunate that we do not know what is going on, but I guess it is none of our business . . . just business.
In my experience there are lots of ESL
psych dictators and they are really bad. It makes you wonder how they are supposed to home someone with mental issues when you can't understand half of what they say. The absolute worst dictator I've ever had was an American psychiatrist. Okay now that I said that you can probably be very productive because you can use macros and there isn't a lot of medical terminology so if you are weak in that psych is for you. I enjoyed psych at first for the most part, but after awhile it got to be very depressing. I started 20+ years ago at 6 cpl so 6 cpl now seems like a slap in the face, but if you don't have a lot of experience that is about all you can expect.
I hope I didn't confuse you.
Look through the archives. Lots about them, all bad. nm
Lots of reason
I got to be at home with my kids when they were growing up. My youngest was 2 when I started. He is now 18. It wasn't always easy, but I did it.
Working in my PJs.
Lunch time in the swimming pool with a good book!
I can work on my deck in the summer.
I can snuggle with my puppy any time I want to.
Lots of times
There are many times when I want a hard copy of something, be it emails, articles, etc. I have been around long enough to know computers do go down and information lost. It is also a safety net.
Should be LOTS of KS' MTs' paychecks...nm
Lots of factors..
Overtime laws are federal/state. Federal law is 40 hr/week. States can supercede that to an 8 hr/day, etc. Company policy doesn't matter. Classification of employees is key. Some employee classifications do not quality for OT pay and can be required to work 60 hours a week with no additional pay. Company policies/collective bargaining agreements can grant benefits not required by the law (sometimes including, but not always the ability to grant comp time in lieu of OT), but cannot offer less than the minimum required by law. Example: If you are in a state that requires OT after 8 hr/day, then you cannot be offered comp time in lieu of OT. If you are in a state that required OT after 40 hr/week, you can be offered comp time SO LONG AS it is taken in the same week. Some employee classifications have different requirements, which may allow the comp time in the same pay period (2-week, month, etc), but for the classification that MT (not supervisory, just plain MT/QA classified as employee - not IC, SE is gray area) fall into, pay period doesn't matter. For those, comp time must be taken in the legal period, whether it be day or week in order to be in compiance with the law, which we all know not all companies are.
KS has lots of accounts, several different
platforms. They do have several accounts where you need a C-phone and ULD, but they also have other accounts where you don't need ULD. They will loan you a C-phone if you need it, but you are on your own for ULD is required.
It can take 2 weeks to get started and I would definitely not quit a job until you are ready to start. Depending on the account though you could be working within a couple of days.
You take lots of breaks!
Lots of things
wrong with it. The spellchecker is not good at all. It does not recognize almost all the medical words/medications, etc., and you have to add each word if it isn't in the spellchecker. Another thing, if you want anything block indented, it does not do it, you have to manually space it over. I am assuming this is MediTech, Word-based? If it isn't, then it is even worse.
Lots of Looking and a Little Luck
I happened to get lucky. I searched the archives for psych, psychiatric, and behavioral health. I e-mailed every company that had a listing, whether it was last month or in 2005, asking if they had any current openings.
After a lot of work and a lot of searching (and then more searching to find the right e-mail addresses/websites), I happened to find a company (the one I wanted) who just happened to have one of their four psych transcriptionists resign. Score!
In that process, I also spoke to a company that could offer me a psychiatric primary account, but I needed to have a secondary (acute care) account, as well. If you have strong accute care experience (I attempted their test at mttest.com, but one of the two was an operative note, and they are just not my forte) and this is something you'd be interested in, e-mail me!
Lots in the archieves on all of them.
heck ya, lots different
IMO, IC bites. SE was way better. As an IC, no taxes will be taken out of your check. Way painful at tax time.
TRX but lots of ESLs
Lots of offshoring, plus
they have now started their own MT school to train new MTs to work in-house for them. It may depend on the account, but I would tell you to expect lots of CRAP and be pleasantly surprised if it didn't work out that way. I myself had a pretty good experience until the end, but I left in the midst of a change in management/ownership, not sure which, they kept it pretty well under wraps. I left because things weren't going well and THEN found out my boss wasn't the boss anymore. Can't say what's happened since.
Actually there are lots of warning sm
posts here and on the internet (Google TransAM). Beware and TransAm seem to go hand in hand. Remember, one of the most important skills of MT is ability to research. They are a well known scam in the MT community. Search the other MT boards and you'll see the same beware posts. I'm sorry this happened to you but you're not the first to be scammed and certainly will not be the last unfortunately. I would suggest you chalk it up to experience and move on. The sooner you put it behind you the better. I'm sorry you fell for this but as you'll see once you really start searching, it's an old scam.
yes, there is usually lots of work
once in a while, it does run out but not for very long and it really doesn't happen that often.
I don't think it unreasonable. I know lots of MTs
who don't have their own computer - which seems stupid to me, but they don't. If you get company provided computer then if there is a problem it is their responsibility. The deposit basically ensures that you return the equipment. I've seen more than one post where an MT will get equipment and never do any work, they just wanted a new computer.
Yes, lots more...I don't know of anyone that gets paid only 4 cpl there..