No choice, it is assigned, & just happens to be less
Posted By: boring, but whenever the opportunity -sm on 2007-06-18
In Reply to: OK - your other post said you chose this account because of the challenge - you were bored with your easy account - No messag
presents itself, I sometimes cherry-pick as well. Especially if it's late, I'm tired, and my line count isn't what it should be.
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I did not. My assigned account kept
running out of work, and I wasn't trained on a secondary
although I asked. I agree with giving notice, but the workload on the account was so minimal that I probably did them a favor. BTW, everyone was cool about it, and we went our separate ways without any drama.
Any MTs out there been asked to do overtime on a specific account and told this was mandatory and then when the time came to do that account were given something else entirely? How frustrating is that especially on a Friday afternoon when you would rather not be working anyway! It is also bad enough that the account they do give you has the worst audio in the world and keeps breaking up. AHHH!!! Sorry, had to vent. I have pretty much had it!
Well, as an IC assigned work
That's one reason. Another reason is that its usually first in first out. If suzy Q is sick that day, who will do her work? All of the other employees have their assigned work to do, so where does that leave suzy Q's dictators? Just out of luck?
Who is the lucky one assigned
I work from a pool. I love it. I can pick and choose or I can sit all morning and take nothing; that's IC.
Now as an employee, assigned dictators could work but what if that dictator is on vacation for two weeks? Do you get someone else's lines and take work from them?
It should really be first in first out. I have my own accounts and I guess considered a small MTSO. I do the work myself though - no subs. If I had subs, I'd have them do first in first out even if that meant a different dictator every report. That would be fair for TAT.
If you want just one particular dictator and then the work runs out for that day, do you then start taking Suzy Q's work or do you sit and wait until tomorrow?
Do you see how this can get really hairy for an MTSO? They need the work done within TAT and can't spend that valuable time worrying about whether or not you are familiar, making the best lines for your pocket, etc. It's not in this business to worry about the MT, the MT worries about themselves and how good their skills are and can perform the job handed to them.
One of the reasons the hospital I worked for outsourced was because they were tired of the work getting backed up when one or the other of us lonely 2 transcriptionists God Forbid needed a vacation day or two or three or maybe a week or two.
I'm not trying to bash you, I just want you to think about their side of things and how no one would want the mumbler or the ESL, so how is that fair to that person who is assigned that ESL?
On my account, I have one doc that I am assigned to. My main priority is his work for that day. If other MTs are out or busy, I can be asked to help them out. It is hit or miss. Last week I did 10,000 lines (my hands were killing me) just helping out for the MTs on vacation.
The other account I work on is a pool, so I go there when I am done with my assigned work. This week, my doc is out and I am only working in the pool. It is backed up and getting further behind, and it is mostly very short jobs (20 seconds), so I much prefer my other account.
I understand there are some new docs coming on, so hopefully this will pick up.
I love having a few assigned docs since I get to know their style and makes my job much easier.
Don't you think it depends on which acct you are assigned to?
I have a couple accts but don't know if either is the notorious one that supposedly has all the demo screen work. One acct I have is definitely more involved in demos than the other, but overall not so bad. Just wondering if it's a case of which one you are stuck with? Just trying to think of some ideas of why some like it and some hate it. Also depends what you are used to before working for Amphion, since you can't help but compare it.
are you assigned specific jobs?
If the work is not assigned to you, then someone is cherrypicking...nm
assigned work followup
I would not have cared so much had I not already worked a FULL month of overtime. Also, it was radiology which I cannot stand! If I wanted to do radiology I would have kept my other job. Not only are these short and do not give lines, they just stink. Just my opinion. Sorry all MTs who like doing them, I do not.
How does assigned work = employee?
I have my own clients. All that work would be considered assigned work; there is no one else to do it but me. And as for the MTSO I work for (and the individual docs, for that matter,) it does not matter what they assign me to do, they just cannot dictate how I get it done or the hours I work, right? I want to be totally clear on my understanding of this. Thanks.
You are assigned "x" amount of minutes every day, you work that out between the
two of you. IC status. Pay is on time every two weeks, but there is a long wait before you get your first check. After that, it's smooth sailing.
You must not be one of us who logs on their assigned shift only to be told...
to stay off the system as the work is too low. Nice thought though. I'd really LIKE to do my job when I am supposed to but I have no control over when they tell us ot stay off until the afternoon and you sit there prayer there will be work then.
With the KS ortho accounts, each doctor is assigned to an MT. sm
I have 3 doctors that I am responsible, some only have 1 if they are high volume. Easy system to use, great docs, great lead MT. Pay starts low at 0.08 but goes up after 90 days. There are no ESL on the ortho account I am on, which has around 40 doctors. The downside is the first week. The accounts are overwhelming with instructions at first, but once you have it all down, they are great!
When going from IC to employee I realize that you must keep an assigned schedule but
does that mean if you are scheduled, for example, 8 a.m. to noon, you cannot move away from your computer for any time at all? I am used to being able to get up and down when I have to and I am wondering if being roped in to certain hours will prevent me from doing this. Can anyone tell me how it works for them with having a certain period of time you are expected to work? TIA!
meaning that some accounts have assigned doctors...
because C-phone accounts are cumbersome...and assigned
The IT person will call you at the assigned time (sm)
and will do the install for you - there will be a link where you hand over control of your computer and they install and test everything so you're ready to go. Good luck to you!
I think she means she's the only one working on the accounts she assigned to - sm
I know I sure feel that way sometimes. Of course, everyone jumps on the last day or two of the pay period and now, (crickets)......
I work for Keystrokes and have assigned doctors. I'm very happy. sm
I believe you can get overflow work if your doctor does not dictate on any given day, if there is any overflow work on that day. My pay has always been on time. I highly recommend them.
They use ExText, min. of 500 lpd, you get assigned mins. of dictation, make your own
WEBMEDX- Assigned acct or pool and how is the platform?
No experience, but was told that work is assigned, no pools, and it's still 8cpl as an IC. nm
I wasn't hired for 1 work type, but told them I like OPs so that is what I am assigned. When I r
out of ops, I usually stop unless we are out of TAT on other jobs because I do not want to take other people's work. I do not think I should get paid less for that.
Can you say where you work if you get assigned docs/accts.? I'm tired of this pool garbage/left
Some accounts (ortho) have assigned doctors. I am sure that seniority plays a part in the process.
As a new person, you would expect to get the worst of the work, the worst shifts, etc in any other field, so why should MT be different. Rad techs start on 3rd shift, nurses move up to 1st shift, etc. The new guy never gets the best of the crop. That would not make sense.
Easy platform, assigned accounts, always plenty of work. Great OM and boss. nm
First Choice does.
Get out while it is still your choice. It seems like
things have gotten worse since I left. Which is hard to believe!
Not all companies are like Heartland. Best of luck to you.
OSi is by far, your #1 choice.
I have been at OSi for 2 years now. Worked for Medquist for...um....let's see...about a month before I realized what I had gotten myself into. OSi isn't perfect, but they sure strive to be. Constant feedback, almost everyone has a positive attitude and loves their job. My Team Lead is pretty awesome. She makes my job so much easier. Let me know how I can help you make the right decision. I'd love to help you out in any way I can.
they said we would have a choice about
ASR beginning 10/01, told my boss I would not do ASR, guess what I am getting today................. ASR STAT reports!!!!!! Not a supervisor in the company working today that I can find
Asked to test for this company. Is this a good company to work for, plenty of work, pay on time, etc.? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
First Choice sm
I don' t work for First Choice, but I applied and passed the test. I was contacted by the recruiter to set up an interview. The very next day she told me all the accounts were caught up, and she couldn't hire me at this time. I thought that was a little odd.
Yes! First Choice, QT, and I believe JLG, also. nm
Thanks so much!
Any info on First Health. I am training tomorrow, wondering about the program they use and their accounts? Also the staff.
Could you please tell me more about First Choice? I have not heard of this company until now. TIA
This is by far the best company to work for. Great platform, great pay, great owner and staff. I wouldn't work for any other company!!!
would be your choice obviously
personally, I don't rely too much on what these boards say, everybody has their own opinion - - I don't believe they have a high turnover, the MT list seems to be growing it you ask me, I still see the same names I always saw and communicate regularly with the MTs, not sure whree this person is getting their info - - but ultimately it's your choice. I've been around to all the major MTSOs and for the past 3 years, Diskriter has done what none of the others could, supplied me with daily work during MY scheduled hours or paid me downtime
Your choice. sm
It depends on your situation. If you are single with no other bennies I would say DR. If your are single and in need of benefits, tell the recruiter you want to be on a smart-source account, wherein you are actually an employee of the hospital with DR as a liason. I made an OK living but have affordable health insurance, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability and life insurance. What I like best is our T-leader does not tolerate cherry picking. If you are married, I say be an IC, if not you are better off on a DR SMART-SOURCE account.
TRS is a bad choice
I worked at that place for several years, they go through more changes than anywhere I ever worked. You rarely get to stay on one account and they do not give you anything except for do more, do more. The only way to get anywhere with that company is to kiss butt and give until it hurts.
I have to say, if you go to TRS you will be feeling like you are in haties before long. Consider yourself warned they are NOT the employer of the year like their president and vice president would like to believe they are, they will cheat you out of your life if you let them.
Working at McDonald's selling hamburbers is a fantastic step up from TRS.
It's your choice -- use your own PC or theirs. nm
I believe it's your choice ... (sm)
I have always just preferred using the Word auto-correct as my expander, so that's what I use. There's not one built into the platform, and I think you can just use whatever Expander you want. Seems like I remember talk of some of the MTs building some stuff up in ShortCut, so I know that one is compatible.
I don't have a choice...sm
My husband is active duty Air Force, and they are making him change careers. We have a three-year-old daughter, so we have to work separate shifts. When he goes off to school for the new job, I will not have anybody to watch our daughter.
Trust me, I am terified of coming back home to work. I have a job that is a set paycheck, and I have been having problems with my wrists lately. I worry about not being able to make enough money.
I was wondering the same thing because that was really fast. I sent resume but heard nothing.
At least TT gives you a choice to do
With Extext (regular MT) you can look up old reports on the patients which a lot of software does not give you that capability. That saves a lot of time.
If I had a choice right now, no I would not...sm
You have to understand, I only have 2 years exp. The most I can expect to get is 8 cpl, which I do get, but it is only maybe one day a week. I went from working everyday or almost everyday at 8cpl to one day at 8cpl. I am broke. I lost my account. I need money. Secondly I know nothing about neonatal dictation, have never done it. I would need some training in that area. I can't expect them to pay me top dollar for no exp in the specialty. If I had been doing neonatal a while, then no I would not accept 7cpl. Not saying I have the job cause I don't, but I wouldn't apply if I had exp in neonatal care for that amount of money. They aren't requiring neonatal exp so I applied. They are getting what they pay for. An MT unexperienced in that area. If they want to train for cheaper pay so be it. That will be one more area I know in MT. I'll do it, but if someone offered me a position in something I am experienced in then no I probably wouldn't. If they want exp MTs in neonatal care then they aren't gonna get them for 7cpl. Again, they are getting what they pay for.
Exactly! Everything is about choice...
I knew when I chose to become an MT that there was a large possibility that I would be working weekends. I chose to become an MT. And, yes, my child comes first as well, but that doesn't have anything to do with working weekends. And for your information, my holy day is Friday, so it makes no difference to me whether I work on Sunday; and worshiping God is something we should do every single day of the week, not just 1 day on the weekend.
That is entirely your choice...
But please be prepared for nothing but VR, a massive pay cut because you're doing VR and not straight transcription, a rigid schedule, AND the fact that by working for Transcend you are, in your own small but significant way, contributing to the selling out of the American MT.
Please, think again.
Then if you can sleep at night knowing all of the above, more power to you.
First Choice Medical
Has anyone heard good or bad about First Choice Medical?
First Choice gets my vote! nm