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No experience because I couldnt even take the transcription tests. The voice files would not play.

Posted By: Anon2 on 2007-05-22
In Reply to: MRC info please - LJW

How about you? I was bummed. I was really interested in the job but I tried everything to get the voice files to play but they wouldnt. Oh well, I guess if it were meant to be, then I would have been able to take the test.

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Unless you have another way to play your voice files, use
Or the voice files may already be there "somewhere" for you to click on and play and you
couldnt tell by the voice
FTP is just to move files around, not play them. That would be software like ExText, ChartScript,
Don't need to record files. Pull them into Express Scribe (free on line) and play them thru there
After all these years, if I use Media Player, I just have my test outline ready and play the voice
I didn't think their voice files were of
good quality, lots of difficult dictators, and they are now offshoring.  MTSO said that files were surprisingly good.  I had to QA the entire report and basically retype most of it because reports were not surprisingly good.    MTSO was nice and up front about offshoring though. 
Yes, typed 3 voice files
The recruiter gave me three voice files and I had two hours to return them.  Not bad, one was kind of hard.  You only have to fill in the blanks, not transcribe the entire report.  Just like doing an edit.  From the time I applied on-line, got a call from the recruiter and tested and then offered a position was less than two days.  They sent me an equipment package and paperwork, I trained and now I am working my way through the three week full QA process.  Nice people so far, I am very happy with Medware.
Voice files disappering act

I am a former Transcend employee. 

I do hope all current and future employees have better luck than I did.

When I would ask about  lack ofwork I was told sometimes it was necessary to be flexible so I tried working at night. 

The platform I worked on had a queu wih all t jobs and you had to take in  that order.

At 10 PM there would be upwards of 100 jobs in the queu.

Then mysteriously they would vanish.  It was interesting that if, and I do mean IF, there any jobs were left they would be  ESLs or impossible dictators . 

There was no way they were not sent somewhere---- the average worker would be unable to sort the good from the bad dictators because the jobs had to be downloaded in order. 


As I said, I wish anyone with them good luck.  Some people must have had good luck.  I did not.  My team lead left shortly after Trancend aquired the company I was with.....mabye things would have been different if she had stayed. 

Two page of testing, ten voice files Med and Rad sm
for 8 cpl? No way. Thanks again.
Maybe they forgot to attach the voice files?
You usually get sent the tranny part as voice files and you'd do them in that particular
It is Chartscript. You can use WP5.1 or Word. Voice files
are DVI. 
Voice files that was sent to me were of totally awful quality!! sm
Would not touch it with a 10 foot pole and I have lots of years of experience.
Maybe a problem with voice files downloading like yesterday. nm

DOn't feel alone, I couldn't hear voice files and (sm)
thought there was a problem again, then realized I was using the wrong foot pedal. Double Duh for me this morning.
Are there any companies that I would download voice files and then send back but would be able to
transcribe on the move so I can travel but not use all my vacation time?  I wish I had paid attention earlier this year..but I didn't know I'd ever be in the position to need to do this.
they email you some voice files to type and send back
Test dictations are often bogus and not true voice files from the company. Need to ask. nm
I'd have to agree with the testing of 6 voice files. Turned me off. Who has time to spend doing a
of those tests... I need a job not a day of testing.
Any place to get free practice voice files or does anyone offer testing that could be accessed w/o
No the driving force if the MT in transcription. Without the MT the technology couldnt survive.

I have done enough ASR, etc. to tell you that there is no way that technology could survive on its own or any other technology that we have today as well.  The way these people dictate I guarantee you there will always be a need for MTs.  There arent enough doctors now to go around.  Do you really think they are going to sit there and type the reports or care how they look.  They are working twice as hard now for less money. 

In my testing experience the tests that were the
hardest had the easier dictation and the testing that was the easiest had the hardest dictation and worst doctors.  I don't think that the testing really has much to do with what the dictation for the company will be like.
transcription tests

What is the grading criteria for these company tests?  Must the transcription be totally error free, 95% error free or what.  I've had some good results, but some where I thought I had every word correct gave no answer at all.





transcription tests
What a bunch of BS.  If you have years of experience the testing process is so ridiculous.  I think taking the test before you even know what they are going to pay is so unfair.  If they are paying ZILCH - which seems to be it today - why waste your valuable time transcribing anything.  I agree 21 notes - give me a break.  They probably just send them to QA and on to the client and get free work!
There you have it, a voice of experience.

How many more times do you need to hear it?  I remember one Christmas one of the experienced general pediatric clinic MTs had to work on acute care, as there were no clinic notes to be done.  She spent 1/2 hour searching to verify a tray keostomy:, before coming to ask.  Hmmmmm.  She hadn't heard much about tracheostomies in the ped clinic.  Not her fault, just something she hadn't experienced before.

YOU need to get over YOURSELF . . . give those with the experience and knowledge their due.    Some MTs don't want to learn acute care and that's fine.  I don't want to do clinic notes, I get bored easily and like longer reports.  Everyone has their preferences.  It may be easy for some to do acute care after doing clinic notes, but not for most.

Five resumes. Five transcription tests. No calls.

I'm trying so desperately to leave the Q.  I know my job will be done soon there, I can feel it.  I'm hurting financially from all the changes, the ASR, the cut in rates, etc., so I'm so ready for a change!  I did the research, read up on this board and many others, and applied for FIVE DIFFERENT COMPANIES.  Two are IC, the other three are employees.  I will work p/t or f/t, I don't even care, I just need work.  I started part-time with a new company before the holidays only to discover they've over-hired and there isn't any work!  I'm still technically working for them even though I haven't worked in two weeks.

I have years of experience in all kinds of different reports.  I'm a good person with decent skills.  Why can't I get a job?  I'm starting to think it's the whole MQ thing, that there are so many of us out there, we've flooded the MT market.

USA Transcription files
I downloaded their test files onto my desktop, and nothing works. This is so disappointing! I really wanted to test for this company. I could just tear my hair out. Anyone else have this problem with their test files and what did you do to correct it???
Voice Recognition question. Anyone with experience on Dictaphone Speech system
Is it relatively easy to maneuver through.  Is it easy to double or triple your line count.  Any all comments/suggestions welcomed.
Easy tests versus harder tests...
Having passed both and offered jobs at both, which company would you likely go for?  They both have the same basic benefits and line rates.  Would I be assuming that the harder testing will mean that the dictation is more difficult?  Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated!
Voice transcription - sm

Thinking about testing for them.  I checked the archives and can't find anything.  This is all voice recognition work. I worked on editing voices files for the previous company I worked for.  I like doing this work, but didn't like the fact that it was less money.  I'm thinking I may be able to produce more to make up for the decrease in line rate.  Any thoughts on this company?



FYI: Voice Transcription

I keep seeing people post about this horrific company and I thought I would share my experience with them:

1.  I still haven't received payment for work that I completed in November!! The owner (initials J.L.) keeps giving me different excuses of why she hasn't paid me. The one check I did receive from them was a month late.

2.  After one of my many emails about the money owed to me and how much exactly is past due, she sent me an email saying the amount wasn't right and that we had agreed on a lower rate for one of the clients!! Absolutely NOT true!! So, after I completed this work, she apparently decided that I would be paid 0.045 and not the 0.06/line as promised (VR editing acct.).

3.  I actually ended up quitting because J.L. went off on a rant saying that I had made an unacceptable mistake in one of the reports. Later, after I proved that I was right, she apologized and said that she had a temper because of a three day migraine.

Now, I only worked for this company for two months (thank goodness it wasn't longer). If you're okay with being treated like this and not getting paid for work that you complete and her changing your rate, then go for it, but I would highly advise against it!! For those of you below that stated you had not been contacted after testing, just thank your lucky stars that you aren't working for her and hopefully you'll take my advice and never work for her.

The name is Voice Transcription out of Washington.
Voice will reduce transcription and increase editing

along with lowering pay across the board.  There is a company I left after a short period of time who bought into Dragon's sales pitch.  It was a medical management company who thought they could make a quick buck moving into MT.  They bought the sales pitch without understanding the whole picture.

They hire at $8 an hour, have great benefits and expect you to kill yourself for that $8 an hour.  IF you edit more than 16,000 lines a day for each pay period (2 weeks), then you pay bumps up to $10/hr.  But if the average for any pay period is less than 16,000 lines per day, you get stuck with your $8 and are told if you don't like it leave.  Well, I did.  The day after I left they announced they were sending the editing to India.  Ain't that a kicker?  Their reason?  To get the MTs in India to train Dragon so the American MTs can make their 16,000 lpd goals and have happier employees

Things that make you go hummm.


Just click on Play then click on Play again to pause dictation
I'm working in Bayscribe right now and that appears to be the only way to do it.

Play to play
Play again to pause
Play again to start play again

Hope that helps.
As IC, you couldnt tell plumber he can work on your
100% correct. Ruined me too. I just couldnt work

I just recently quit, I just couldnt pay my bills. nm
Thank you so much. I couldnt understand that 8, 16 and 24 hours very well. I wouldnt want to limit

myself to that.

Who knows? When I used it, couldnt access line count and hear others saying the same.
I totally agree 100% .... couldnt have said it better myself. Waste of time here
Yep. couldnt tell you excited we were to find out why we dont hardly have any work. Obviously, it is
going elsewhere and so are we.
Why dont you "enlighten" us to why people job hop in this business. It couldnt be because we g
stiffed on our pay, lied to, mislead, underpaid, broken promises. Yes, there is a reason why people change jobs. You can only take so much. Is it a wonder that a lot of MT are burned out. Does anyone want to keep changing jobs?? No, it would be great to actually be able to make a living doing what we love the most at one company that follows through on promises. It does kind of take the wind of your sails when your dished out nothing but ........ all the time. So, that is why I stick up for Msla MT. There are more out there right with her.
MRC (Medical Records Corp)?? Any information out there on them. I couldnt find anything in the
archives. Any help would be appreciated. Thinking of applying.
I occasionally get someone with NO transcription experience (sm)
demanding to be tested for a QA position! QA!!!!!!

You don't qualify for QA TESTING, much less a position, if you have never done transcription!

They pay 8 cpl transcription, 4 cpl for VR no matter how much experience. nm
Transcription Systems of Illinois -- anyone with any experience ... sm
with this company such as how they are to work for, pay on time or not, software used, work load, benefits or not, etc.?  Any and all info appreciated.  Email me if you prefer.  Thanks!! 
Any experience with On-call Transcription Service?

Web site address?  How are they to work for?  Demanding/easygoing?  Line rate?  Pay on time?  Platform?


Does anyone have experience with Advanced Transcription Technology?
I'd like to hear about other's experience there before applying.
Anyone with any experience with United Transcription? If you check out their website, SM
they're just the greatest MT company that there ever was.  Anybody with any real experience with them?
Transcription Connection, Inc. is in Ohio. Found on another web site. Want 5 yrs of experience. nm