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MedWrite1.....anyone ever hear of them? Got a VERY vague email.....

Posted By: need to know on 2005-12-27
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stating that they have about 12 MT positions open.  Nothing else, no specialty or anything.  Thanks.

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I got an email from them today as well....it was very vague about what positions ....
were available.  And the person who sent this email sent a mass mailing to several (at least 25 or 30) transcriptionists at one time.  Seems to me this person is canvassing or trolling per se.  I'm very uncomfortable with this one because I've never heard of them nor are they in any archives here on this board.  I am also looking for any information on this company.  Merry Christmas all.
I sent you an email; but I'd love to hear about this - sm
radio receiver thing. How does it work? What do I need to get it? We have a huge radio antenee on one side of the house that the previous owner used for some sort of radio transmitting, ham radio operator or something like that. Love to learn more and see if this is a way I could get high-speed.
Awfully vague

All that vague wording is a red flag to me.   

Transcriptionist:  So when will I be up and running? 




k, all I did was do a search for Smartmed and a ton of stuff came up.  Problem is that it is not recent. 


ANYBODY have recent info on them.  OR are they offering 10-12 cents because of problems keeping people, still cumbersome software, etc. 

Something is telling me to run away from these people, lol.

Yeah, could you be a bit more vague..NM

when vague, keep moving (I WOULD)
That is a rather vague answer...they pay about the same?
There is a large window of about the same in this field anymore. Ive seen as little as 6cpl and as much as 10cpl. Are you saying they pay about 8?
No information, but their job ad is very vague. - nm

Go vague on them. Most don't care about why you left

or where you worked, as long as you pass their test.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Independent contractor for assorted local and national accounts.  Worked on blah, blah, and blah specialties.  Experience in basic four, SOAPs, blah, blah.

May I ask why you were not happy? Vague statements don't help very much. sm
If you don't feel comfortable posting here, please feel free to email your response.
Thank you for clarifying - post was very vague
I was very shocked to read this post. I have not defamed, posted or made negative comments about KS since leaving - not once, and I would have been very disappointed to know they did not show me/us the same courtesy. Again, thanks for clarifying.
Testing requirements often way to vague.
In defense of those experienced MTs who do not pass muster when testing with new companies (and we hear that a lot, that they just aren't up to snuff somehow), I have to say that sometimes the failure may not be with the MT at all. Some MTSOs behave as if the specific ways they want their tests done are the ways ALL reports are always done at every company in existence. A really experienced MT knows that there are MANY ways to transcribe a report (verbatim, modified verbatim, edit for clarity, for example). The MT can hardly be faulted if the MTSO demands absolute verbatim but the MT has always worked where editing for clarity (not being creative, but producing a superior document, IMHO)is the order of the day.

I always have to roll my eyes when asked to test as if you know every detail of the BOS!! - when really the BOS gives very broad latitude to change/edit unclear and sloppy dictation. How are we supposed to know how any particular MTSO wants its reports done, unless it SAYS SO - and they rarely do. It's often a no-win situation for the MT - tweak the report to enhance clarity, and the MTSO is sure to want strict verbatim. Go strict verbatim, and the MTSO is sure to think they don't want you, you're way too rigid and the final report is unreadable because of dictator error that you faithfully transcribed.

I always say, do the report the way you would want it done if you were the patient in question. If the MTSO hates it, you didn't want to work there and be asked to do what makes you uncomfortable, anyway. Eventually you will find an MTSO that appreciates your skill and is a good fit for your talent, so keep on testing, and don't let it get you down if they don't call back. Again, it may not be that you aren't proficient, but they are simply looking for a different style and neglected to tell you about it beforehand.
always so vague. What is it about this company that causes so many posts, good and bad? nm
Talk about a vague response - changed since when? in what way? sm
I've been with Webmedx for 8 years and nothing has changed lately for me. I'm happy, plenty of work (in fact lots of OT), same accounts that I've worked for years, same manager. What has changed for you for the worse?
I was curious, but it was rather vague, and no I didnt respond. nm
That's what I'm thinking. The ad is intriguing but so vague. Would love to know if anyone find
Anyone that applied with Kathy Kirby hear anything yet? I am wondering how long it takes to hear a
response back
I said MAY NOT hear, didn't say you wouldn't hear. There is
a difference, and many people have said they knew they didn't do well on the tests, but still feel like they should have heard from companies and haven't. 
Hey OrthoMT.. tried to email you back but the email was returned as undeliverable..
Basically, this is what I'd like to know.. You can email me the information if you like..First off, are they hiring for ortho? and what is their scheduling like, FT or PT, IC status or employee etc. I would like to find a company that is pretty flexible. Also, what platform do they use? I have worked at some like you were saying, took forever to get the line count and I want to work 8 hours and be done. Oh, do you have benefits, and what are they like if you have them? Thanks for any information you can give..

No, but I will email the Moderators as soon as I find the email. You know it's the truth, Becky.
Administrator- could you email me. I never posted that message about Netmed, yet it came to my email
address and I figured it out when someone from Netmed contacted me about my post. Is it possible for someone to steal and use your email address to post things. I thought there was some validation in place.
Hear, hear! (Or is it 'here, here?') LOL

Thanks! I'm glad to hear that, I didn't think anyone used it anymore! I'm glad to hear so
I'll definitely check them out!
I am reposting email address, not sure why you cannot email me. nm
They email everyone a copy of the newsletter. Email and ask
and they will email you one if you haven't been receiving it.
Hear, hear! Read My Opinion's opinion.
Regarding Wondering's question, the company I work for is investing strongly in upgrading its MTs' and editors' skill levels (exactly what this says about need for us for ten years down the road I can't say). This morning I found an e-mail saying they would pay every one of us to attend an on-line class on making Expander macros to increase our productivity. Amazingly, I have to assume many employees were choosing not to attend the unpaid ones they had been offering...
tried to email you but your email is invalid
Is there an email address I can email them at. nm
Why email me? You want people to email you. NM
I tried to email you but it said your email is invalid. Can

you email me please.

The email said the owner as she is the owner of the email software package. sm
We got the list from AHDI. If someone does not wish to be on our email list, there is a link to click on at the bottom of those for opting out. We immediately remove those that click the link.

We also have a few mailling going out. Same thing - if you opt out of the email program, we will remove you from all contact.

We need transcriptionists for many new accounts and have ads on here and other sites, as well as several magazines. We are going to need over 100 MTs in the next 3 months due to new accounts and more work on existing accounts!
I hear you.

And it ticks me off that they refer to these people as "medical editors."  If these people are medical editors, where are DC notes sent now, to GOD?

Just seems to me they're trying to reel people in by pumping up their egos, offering them jobs as "medical editors," when in fact they probably wouldn't qualify for job as a legitimate medical Editor with any other company.

Lofty titles don't mean much if your wallet is empty.


Would like to hear from other ST L MTs...

Hi, would love to network with St Louis MTs... I'm about an hour south... would love to work directly for the hospital, tired of services!!!


I hear you there.
That's also the ONLY reason I stuck with them. I have kids at home, at college and a husband who travels and makes a hell of a lot more than I do. Guess whose schedule is always getting stepped on through no fault of my own....that's right mine. And once I go live on DEP where they can track my every move I don't want to spend every day avoiding my phone. And I NEVER received any questionaire from them asking what my needs were. And I answered the phone and it was just to tell me the packet was in the mail.e
From what I hear about OSi
it is the same as always, amazingly unqualified people in charge but if you don't mind that and the fact they send jobs overseas while some MTs sit here twiddling their thumbs go for it.
Because you will never hear the same
If you can't learn their voices and genuflections, how can you build up speed?
Since when? From what I hear,
I hear you!
I can't seem to make any money on this platform and I've been here almost 1 year! The dictators are horrible -99% ESL.
Where did you hear about them? nm
you might not want to hear this, but

Let me first say that I believe that there is a reason for people phrasing things a certain way and not getting into the specifics...... probably because it would take entirely too long to do!!! For instance, when I first read the part about does Spheris offer a computer, before I even read the response, the FIRST THING that entered my mind was Yep, and heartache too! only to open up the thread and see it there!! How funny!!

I would be glad to tell you at least a couple of reasons why I encountered heartache. And please, I know that there are some that are reading this that work for the company and if you have not had the experience I had, please do not insult me nor my intelligence by making idiotic comments that have nothing to do with my individual experience, which you most certainly would not know about unless you HAPPEN TO BE me!

Anyhow, I worked for Spheris for aprx three weeks. During that time, I was informed, only after I had accepted the job, mind you, that if my QA was not 98% in ( I believe) five days, that I would be fired. Now, mind you, I am an experienced transcriptionist, but when you have had several jobs that teach and do things differently, it is kind of hard to try to reprogram your mind in five days! By the fourth day I was stressed out and making more mistakes than I ordinarily would have. However, I did make the 98%. Well, after that, I was finding that I was ALWAYS short of work and on Mondays, I was lucky if I got one note at all. Yes, paycheck was horrible. Well, the last straw for me was when they magically decided to trim down the pay for everyone on that specific account. Not sure if it was across the whole company board or not. I finally had had enough harrassment, lies, and disappointment, and it only took me three weeks to get there!

Anyhow, I say that to say this. All of us are  grown. We know what you need and what we don't, what we can handle, and what we can't. Ultimately, we have to make the decision and live with it. I wish all who happen to work there all the best, and hopefully things are different now.

Be Blessed!!!

I hear you...and ...
it is not just in our field it's our clothes, our cars, our applicances, just about everything.  Look at the tag on a garmet or picture frame, or stuffed animal you have.  What does it say?....this is horrific for the future of this country!!
I hear ya.
I worked for them last year on radiology account. Pay is very slow....never know when you will get a check. I had to call twice for W2 this year. Quit last christmas because check should have received prior to Thanksgiving was mailed after Thanksgiving, no phone call, no email, nothing just mail checks out late. Require high degree of accuracy from MTs, but office people, that is another matter.
Sorry to hear about that.
How long have you had the computer?  Is there any way you can bring it back and at least get part of your money back?  Wow.  Sorry to hear about what happened.
Where did you hear about this?
I work for Amphion and haven't heard anything about it???? Are they telling you this or did you find out some other way? Just curious as to what the plans are. I've only been there 1-1/2 months but have been pretty happy and satisfied so far.....
I hear ya! I am right here with you. sm
Melissa is my manager too. They could have let us know a long time ago. They knew... what about the 4-6 months they were 'investigating options'... they didn't have the balls to tell us then that we should start looking? Such crap! I'll work with you to do anything we can to get them off the map. We should email the clients!!
I hear ya! -
Been at TL, then MQ for 15 years. That makes it tough. But with the changes, this is definitely not going to work out long term. Good luck to you!
Any one hear of CMT?

Anyone ever hear of CMT.  I think they are in 813 area code somewhere.  Thanks.

Hear anything yet?
I was considering applying for part time work as well.  Have you heard anything yet?
How do you hear anything there? sm
I've been there nearly a year and hear absolutely nothing from anyone! No communication whatsoever. At first it was strange as I came from a company who emailed us multiple times daily, switching to nothing. Now I'm kind of used to it I guess. I do wonder how anyone knows anything there as there are no emails!??
Hear hear! (sm)

Actually would like to hear from

on how it is to work for Precyse at this time.  Thanks!