Me too, sick of getting ripped off by SS
Posted By: YAP on 2005-07-27
In Reply to: Ditto- work for the same company. - AMR
on a daily basis. My lines at Softscript for the last 3 weeks since the server issue have dropped drastically. I guess they think we cannot do math and only type.
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I agree with the above poster that it seems you are being ripped off! I think you are perfectly within your rights to request some sort of documentation that the headers and footers are indeed 30%. AND the fact that you are having to fill in demographic pages on the platform, then you essentially ARE typing the headers and footers, as you say, so you should definitely bring this to their attention.
whatever. I know we got ripped
I added what we were making - just from the people that i know that worked for Decatur TSI. For this particular company it IS pretty accurate and we never received our pay. Though I'm sure Jayne, Howard, and even Doug are paying their bills just fine. Merry flipping xmas losers at TSI
I already know how to be ripped off!
Hey, tax day was just last week!
If you need a manual to learn how to be ripped off and cheated, well, perhaps VR IS for you. You are welcome to it!
Saved me from being ripped off!!
About 2 years ago, I got ripped
Hope you win the case. She needs to be history. So sweet and I gotta have you working for me, babe and honey in the mouth. I never got paid either. I just fear some new transcriptionists will be caught up by her and they will lose hope about anyone being honest in this profession. Please, stay away from E-Tranz. RUN!
We're all getting ripped off.
Please, the standard used to be around 7 cents per gross line ten years ago, which would equal about 11 cents 65 character! Back then I made almost double what I'm making today as an MT and that is why I have one foot out the door. This profession has hit rock bottom.
WOW - So I've been getting ripped off
my whole career. Unbelievable.
Snuffed out? More like had mask ripped off
If she had ripped folks off back then, why no posts before now?
Not take sides, but if what what you claim were true, think about it -- Don't you think there would have been posts about it by someone out there back then?? I searched the archives on this Allstate company and there have been lots of positives posted on here about them and the owner, Deb. Just remember, there are always at least two sides to every story, and it just seems to me if if Allstate or Deb had ripped off a bunch of people a few years back like you claim, surely someone would have come forward before now. Not taking sides, but it almost appears as if some disgruntled ex-employee has made it her mission to recruit as many of her friends as she can to post anything and everything they can think of to make this company (and it's owner) look bad. As with any posts/comments, I'd take these with a grain of salt....
Sounds like you're gettin' ripped BIG TIME!
RIPPED OFF AGAIN: line count per dictated minute
Was hired at 16 cpl per 65 character line for a rad acct in Cali. My check were meniscule and so I bought her line counting software and called her on my pay. She said she was paying me 16 cents per minute of dictation which was a complete switchover. You see these were reports with a lot of pasting and then adding different values. The only dictated minutes were the clinical history, pre and postop diagnosis and some values in the pasted normals.
She says the average dictated minute is transcribed in 1.5-2 minutes, HUH, where does she come from, it is more like 1 min of dictation is transcribed in 3-6 minutes, right???
If you call being ripped off for more than 5 grand harsh & scary?
grow some guts. Unfortunately, this is profession has become a cut throat business, and if harshness is what it takes to get paid, then so be it. We are all just trying to survive here on the piddling pennies with which we are compensated. This MT is an extremely dedicated, hard-working MT whose business has been destroyed by ***********not paying for services rendered. It's unconscionable. It is not meant to be a threat, but rather a forewarning of what it yet to come.
It is the only place I have been for 5 years that I feel I am not being ripped off and making money
I work hard but I did for the other companies too and bit by bit more things were stripped away and I would end up making half again. Keystrokes has given me confidence again, and I am making money. That is the name of the game, that is me though. I love it here.
You wont make any money with them. Expect to get ripped out. The hospital they do work for should...
be ashamed to sent their work to Indian companies like treat their employees like crap. You can bet the hospital pays full price, but once the MTs get their part, it is minimal. Dont go there!!
What the ____? He sent you a picture - what a psycho!
Tell me more!
They said they have sick time. What's up with that?
GET SIck, WHY DON'T YA?!
I think MT work is seasonal anyway....people will always get sick, but the time of year can affect how often and how quick people decide to go to the doctor. Plus, if it's surgery or other procedures, if people can plan when to do them, they probably haven't picked June or July - when many people are on vacation, or grandkids are coming to visit....
What is sick is that there may be SM
about 15 total people in the QA world doing this, but they hold a minimum of 30 jobs and it could be up to 50 jobs between those 15 people and that is just working for nationals!
For all of you QA people out there wondering where the jobs are, that's your answer. I wish these companies could cross-check with their competitors to match names, they'd be really surprised at what is going on out there.
so sick of seeing these ads....
It makes me wanna vomit after a good laugh. All these IC positions, stating you MUST work this. You MUST do that. I'm so glad I have 2 jobs that are true IC positions. Of course I need to work to live, and I'm not lazy, but other than that, I do what I want, when I want, and how long I want. I am asked to help if can-NOT told. I do not get threats of being let go. These companies make me so sick.
And I'm getting really sick of
some of the people on this board (some, not all) jerking my emotions around. I have a conference call looming on my schedule for less than 4 hours from now, and I haven't got a clue what it will be about. And after reading this board this morning I am all but sick to my stomach with worry that it might mean I have to start job-hunting all over again.
feeling sick too!
I just wonder how many people here are just here to stir the pot and make everyone feel sick and scared and paranoid about their jobs?
feeling sick too!
Actually, I don't work for OSi, but work for another National that is always bashed on here. Things are changing here too and not very positive things are being said about changes and I was just making a general statement about people who like to make others feel paranoid about situations. But, I'm trying to look at it this way, there are thousands of MTs employed by my company and there are only a few here who are doing the bashing, so I'm trying to stay positive, but still a little afraid!!
Universal sick day
Been reading the posts about having an MT strike. I agree with the comments about companies getting worse instead of better as far as paying IC and other transcriptionists. We should just have a universal sick day (just one day) and see what chaos this causes. May be it does not even have to be the whole day, just a couple of hours.
Anyone sick of Amphion??
I am sick of no work...I am sick of having to flex my time...I am sick of being accused of not making my line counts when they don't have work...I am sick of being a transcriptionist!
Sick of transcription
I, too, am SICK to almost being dead from being a transcriptionist, but being the only income for 4 people, stuck in the game.
SICK of this stuff
About TransTech! They are the finest people in the business. They would never do anything in a suspicious or ill mannered method involving line counting or anything else! One might suggest if you work more and post less you would see a better line count. It takes time to build up to a good line count, i.e. becoming familiar with the facility, with the authors, with the work types, building your word expander, and working diligently towards obtaining your goals, doing what it takes to achieve the line count goals you set for yourself, turning every stone in effort to achieve those goals before suggesting the line counts are not correct. If the ESL are difficult, look at samples, invest in becoming more familiar with their way of speaking English. As far as EXTText for Word Client/Transnet/Dictaphone, I love the software. Again from time to time, there may be issues, but for the most part, the software if very geared to good production for the MT. I hope that all who read the posts about Transtech will be mature enough to make your decision by your own experience and not the experience of others. I have been with TransTech for 4 years, and I am not saying everything is wonderful, we have our ups and downs which are almost always me and not them........but in all honesty they are the finest company with the best group of people I have ever worked with and for! Thank you for reading my 2 cents on the line count saga!
I'm sick of set shifts as an IC.
THEN getting constant IMs to work when I'm supposed to be 'off'. If you want me at your beck and call you better be giving me benefits!
So sick of oversears.
Thanks for the feedback :-)
This makes me sick
I gues they are no different than anyone else
Sick and tired
Vent away! At least those of us on this board understand.
you about making me sick....
You better be careful not to offend anyone who does clinic notes (and this is coming from someone who does acute care and clinic notes). People apply for positionS where they feel they will be quality productive. After all, it is quality these companies want from US MTs is it not? If you feel those who do clinic notes do not value their skill, you are very IGNORANT/ARROGANT!!!! Please explain who you are that you can judge an MT's smarts/skills by the specialty they do. How idiotic are you?? YOU MAKE ME SICK AND I REALLY HATE GLORIFIED MTs!!! UGH UGH!!
YOU KNOW WHAT? I am sick to death of your s/m
comments after every little post or question that anyone DARES to put on this board!
Yes, please go ahead and repsond in the most childish way possible (and I know you will, as that is all you know how to do, apparently). Obviously, after your continuous verbal abuse to almost every poster on here who dared to disagree with you (yesterday), you get your jollies off of belittling anyone you can get a hold of.
Now, if anyone else on here who is over the age of 12 would like to respond to this post in a helpful manner, please feel free. If you don't know the answer to my question, then just don't reply. Not that difficult, is it?
You, SIR, are immature and should move on from this board because you have nothing constructive to say whatsoever.
In all honesty, I feel sad for anyone (like you) who lives their life as you do on a daily basis. You must feel good about yourself each night when you lay your head on your pillow, after a day of insulting and berating. What an accomplishment. Get a life.
If you choose to respond in your usual scathing manner, please do. It will only solidify the opinion that many of us here likely hold about you. Here's your chance to really show all of us worthless and incapable human beings how tough you really are. The stage is yours.
For the record, I currently earn over 10 cents per line as an employee. Not a wimp, not weak, not ignorant. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Sick of nationals
Do not rule out larger private practices. I worked acute care for 13 years and then was outsourced. Then I spent 1 1/2 years messing around with Nationals and then found a position with a large orthopedic practice, 50+ docs. Very good benefits and I do work from home, though working from home was not an issue for me. With experience, these jobs are out there but you have to be willing to jump on them when they come up. Good luck.
I know this is a dumb question, but I am considering testing for them. So, when you are sick or want to take off, you schedule it with your supervisor right? Then, it goes unpaid right? Are they pretty flexible regarding time off?
I guess if I need a vacation, I would need to save up money for it. How does it work for you?
Please excuse any typos.
I'm sick of psych
I'll email you my company info when I find another job...
sick and inundated
The person who does that has been sick and she is inundated with applicants. She is working through them. Please be patient.
makes me sick
What other industry would possibly be paying its employees the same (or even lower!) wages than they were paying 15 years ago??? I remember new employees getting paid 8.5 cpl back in 1995!!!!!!!!!
Using an inflation calculator: What cost $8.5 in 1995 would cost $11.90 in 2008.
Meaning that, without any raises for merit (yeah, a joke, right) the MT making 8.5 cpl in 1995 should now be making 11.9 cpl JUST TO BREAK EVEN with inflation!!!
A travesty for sure.
The big question is: Are you and other MTs sick
Sick at Spheris. . .
Really, I think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown working here. Crappy platform (Cornerstone), poor management, lousy everything. Been here 8 years. Would leave if I wouldn't be retiring in a year (if I make it to then). Run away from this company if you value your sanity.
sick of Transcend
I cannot speak first-hand to issues at Transcend because I have never worked there and never will. However, a colleague of mine, an experienced MT of 30 years (and former MTSO) took a job there and quickly left. She said it was a nightmare and she is the kind of person who could handle anything. I was kind of surprised that she did not last but she told me that no matter what, never take a job there. That is just her opinion, of course, but it kind of scared me.
Also, I am sick of getting the NSA prompt, often
after being told things are getting better as far as work volume goes. I had to fight for a 3rd acct after WX lost 2 of my old ones. They refuse to assign a 4th. Why don't they just level with us? Being told this is seasonal is insulting and blatantly not true. I suppose they just overhire and could care less if we make a paycheck or not.
sick of being screwed
I feel the same exact way and with all the continuing education and experience our profession requires it is completely unfair.
You can say that again. Never for the MT. I get sick of being taken advantage of for their benefit.
cause I am sooo sick of hearing (sm)
whining and griping and complaining about the same old same old!!! That's why! And if it agitates YOU to think about finding another flippin' job, then so what! I really don't care! I say, if your job stresses you out this much, it is very easy to look elsewhere. There are only TONS and TONS of other places to work, so...find another J-O-B! Simple as that! And quit yer whining, why don't cha?
I think you are wrong. Everyone has a price. I think she would be sick of all of this by now. xx
You are so full of sh**. Sick to death of you and
You have to be getting bummed out trying to do damage control on here knowing that OSi is doomed!
Cymed makes me sick
that ridiculous slogan about them being the "best kept secret" Yeah, secrets alright....about paying 7 cpl with NO spaces!! How can anyone make a living off of those slave wages???
Ewww, makes me sick!
Yes, they have sick pay and PTO, great benefits...sm
I've worked for TH for a long time, have taken sick time, and have never been fired for it. Ridiculous.
Sick of Pompous Nationals
How can they sleep at night offshoring their work to make a buck knowing that the MTs who are hanging in there with them cannot pay their bills or feed their kids.
I hope they all fail.