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No it isn't. I think it depends on what work you do and your shift, but I make 9 cpl plus incent

Posted By: TTMT on 2005-10-11
In Reply to: about their pay scale - anon


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I make 9.25 cpl plus incent at a national. What
Curious, since you state you pay much more than the average nationals.

Work flow depends on the shift
Less work available during the day because that is when most people want to work.
Depends on your shift, work days,
I think the base pay was 8.5 but you have in addition to that shift and weekend differentials as well as you get another differential for keeping QA submissions below a certain percentage, and this line rate goes back to line 1, so you could make around 9.5 to 9.75 I believe depending on your shift.

What I liked best about TT is that you are not limited to 10 reports a day for an eternity and having to jump through hoops to get off QA. You can type as much as you like from the start because it will go to QA anyway until you are released from QA. I have not found another company like that.

Hope this helps.
Too many variables to count. A lot depends on shift, accounts, what types of work you do. (sm)

I can be totally out of work on my 2 accounts and pull up backlog report and see some accounts have OT offered. 

Every company has some employees totally satisfied with amount of work and some who run out totally. 

Like I said, many, many variables to be figured in.

This is true. Shift does matter. I work 2nd shift and really have not had any issues with not havi
Make sure they know that you want another shift. There are
new accounts starting all the time, and if they know you want a different shift, they will move you the first chance there is. I have learned with Keystrokes that if you communicate well with them, they will bend over backwards. Took me a while to understand that they could not get the thought transfers I was trying to send :)

Seriously though, talk to them. You will find them to be more accommodating than a lot of other companies.
MQ -- 8.75 cpl with incent up to 2 cpl. :)
top line rate 8.5, incent 0.5 cpl for 150 lph nothing above that
Depends. How many characters make up a line?
Of course, depends on your line rate, but $700.00 is very good for MT right now. I can make over
that if the work is available, and I put in more than 40 hours.  I think to make $1000.00 you need to have lots of expansions and dictators with which you are familiar, IMHO. 
depends; can make more $ on easy platform/7 than hard platofrm/8-9 cents
I know two people who work 3rd shift for Keystrokes on radiology and have a lot of work. Maybe you
on an account that has enough work. I hate to hear that someone doesn't have enough work or that they have a problem because I know that Keystrokes works to find the right account for every person. They do a lot for us but you have to talk to them until you find the right account or volume or hours for you.

I think that a lot of companies are that way but there is a lot of job-hopping in transcription. Everyone is looking for the perfect job but the grass is not always greener on the other side. There are a few MTSO's really are not good but for the most part, the others don't intentionally drive people away. That would not make sense. They need us to work as much as we need them to have the work there for us.

Work PT for a company and noticed something odd. When I work the day shift I get (sm)

actually fairly good dictators, a couple of toughies, but no more than one would expect.  When I do the late afternoon/early evening shift it is like night and day.  I get some really crummy dictators and tons of problem/miscoded reports.  

They have said that there is no cherry picking able to be done with this program so I just have to wonder if the crappy dictators can't get to the dictate stations until after 4 p.m. or what?

Nuff said, back to work.  Thanks for letting me air it out.

Isnt it sad. We just want to go to work every day on our shift, work our 8 hours and be done with it
Instead I sit here hours hoping the Indians leave some work for us so we can at least get our 8 hours in. Nothing like logging onto you shift and being told no work. Nice. 
You WILL have TT work on 3rd shift
Do Not Work Day Shift
Work afternoons and weekend days and Saturday afternoon still ran out of work......
Not all of us work DAY SHIFT
& what we do with OUR time is OUR business.  You have an awfully bossy attitude.  Good luck finding ANYONE to deal with your BS.
From what I can tell, not so much work second shift but
they seem like a good co. to me. Why don't people like them?
Yes, I did work first shift
and I always got emailed to work in the evenings or on Saturday. I can imagine which doctor you don't like. There was one who talked so fast I wanted to scream, lol
I make 4 cents a line, work part and make
over $500 a week on part.
Maybe they work another shift and this is their time off- duh
I work the gravy shift thank you very much
and have plenty of work because my company knows how to staff enough MTs without going overboard (and they don't have ads every three months like a lot of these big nationals do either)
Adding, you do have to work the shift SM
you commit to.  If you are wanting flexibility as far as being able to leave in the middle of a shift and make up the time later, you would have to negotiate a split shift with them in the beginning and see if they would go for that.  As far as my experience goes, I did 8 hours with a lunch break and turned in 40 hours per week.  I'm sure if there was an emergency I could have flexed my time for 1 day but if you need flex time every day for picking up kids, etc. you should mention that in the interview and see if they can accommodate.  Once you commit to a schedule it is difficult to get it changed.
Let me guess, you only work day shift Mon-Fri? sm
that's the only way you can be out of work for weeks as you say. Every Friday and Saturday the accounts I work on are out of turnaround time and our STM begs BEGS BEGS for MTs to help.
They probably work night shift to get 10/5.
From what I was told, everyone is given the same rate regardless of whether you have 2 years' experience or 20.
Out of work already - 1.5 hours into shift. (sm)

Bet there will be no holiday pay for a lot of us since we have to have 32 hours in addition to the holiday to qualify for holiday pay. (WMX).  We will be all sitting and scrapping for the work.  Hope those new accounts come on soon and just swamp us with work. 

Holiday weeks are usually feast and famine but I just had to gripe.  Excuse me now.  Have a good holiday all.

Nobody said slow down. They said work your own shift. If everyone worked when they


MDI-FL will let you work split-shift too I heard...nm
they call you if you don't work your schedule shift
In another post, you say that you are 3rd shift. There is plenty of work on sm
other shifts. I spoke to my lead last night, and she is getting 3 new accounts to manage and told me that there are more than a dozen starting throughout the next month.
If you want to work the graveyard shift, weekends,
and holidays, then have at it! But don't others to want to do that too. Some of us have a life. This job doesn't pay well enough to go through all that. If they want to pay me as much as a nurse, then I'll work those horrible shifts like nurses do, but not for the lousy wages they pay MTs these days. No thanks. I'll be at the lake on the weekends & holidays and enjoying dinner with my family during the week! You're more than welcome to work the crap shift if that's what you think you deserve.
No special errands to run, just work your shift. :) nm
How do you figure work on your shift is YOUR work . sm
The MTs working on your shift are instructed or given the green light to do so because there was no/low work on their own scheduled shift.  But you don't want to work outside of your shift to make up lines, while they do -- even though no one should have to -- and I DO blame the MTSOs for overhiring to set themselves up nicely, have extra MTs in their back pockets in case of extra work -- at our expense.  But it is unfair to blame an MT to work on what you consider your schedule.  I have had to do this many times when my own schedule was no/low work and I have had it done to work on my shift. 
3rd shift radiology can be like that. Feast or famine. Same with 3rd shift sm
ER work. Sometimes the doctors are too busy to dictate, so they do it at the end. Why don't you talk to them and ask about a different shift?
She clearly said several times that she starts her shift, gets work as it comes in, and then stays
on and types at night or whenever she feels like getting the work to meet her goal. I don't even work for Transcend NOW, but read her clearly post over and over how she meets these numbers. She works WHENEVER she can to meet her goal if the work is NOT there during her scheduled shift. What is so hard about understanding that?  Yes, some MTs are allowed to do that at Transcend, so she's not doing anything wrong. TO REPEAT:  She works her shift, typing what comes, making good use of her down time in the meanwhile - think she does chores or something. If there is no work on her set shift, she stays on at night and grabs the work she can to meet her GOALS. 
None, unless you work both weekend days on the night shift. nm
I was hired for 3rd shift and was told there was plenty of work
i was given 4 accts and still don't make money - that is all i am saying
I work 2nd shift, and I ran out last night -- never has happened on a Sunday. nm

Employees work a specific shift at TransTech?
Or do you just have to commit to a certain number of lines per day?  An an IC with my current company, I commit to X number of lines per day, and as long as I get them done within 24 hours, I've met my commitment.  Don't want shift work, i.e. 7-3, 3-11, 11-7.  There is absolutely no flexibility in that.  Noticed in post before this that Diskriter requires a shift commitment or a split shift. 
I do work all hours, including my days off, and 3rd shift

to try to make up hours, but I'm short most weeks.   There are lots of accounts with low work, yet they keep hiring more.

I don't need the benefits, but I was told that if there is no work it will not affect benefits.   I am new too and not eligible for benefits until next month anyway, so I can't say if that is true or not. 


It's third shift work; we are extremely busy and they have a lot of (see inside)
accounts. I love Transcend. Best place I ever worked
Once again OT offered - no work for my scheduled shift at Wbmdx. sm
I think OT is great, took advantage of some Friday myself, but for goodness sake, don't just go off for the weekend leaving OT offered when the counts are WAAAY down.  Can the Solution Center take OT off or do they have to wait for supervisors/etc. to do so.  When someone comes on for OT and they give them blocks of 10, doesn't take long to run the rest of us totally out of our shift.  Love everything else about this company, but..... this sucks.
Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
You're mistakenly blaming the MTs who might work "out of their shift".
Trust me, the company bends rules for certain MTs 100%, as in shift, having you logged as 1 shift, but letting you do as you please.  I know, as I was allowed to do so.  So, things aren't always as they appear. If you have MTs jumping on hours you think are your's, or whatever, chances are more than good that they have been given 100% permission to do so, but that's not to be "broadcasted". 
Give me one too! Imagine the nerve of them expecting you to work your shift.
I work that, had TONS all day long, never ran low got to 1500 lines WITHIN my shift too. nm
Is the work flow pretty steady on the evening shift
Just be honest. Put down the shift you're looking for, what type of work, that sort of thing.
Be reasonable in the line rate, or I use "negotiable".  Let them know if you're looking for a large or small company to work for.
If I'm right I need to switch from daytime to graveyard shift to work "with" my partners LO
I just need to reverse my whole schedule...NOT.. Instead, I've been offered a dayshift job with benefits and they do not offshore because they refuse to. That says enough to me about where I need to be and God bless all of the hospitals and facilities out there they refuse to let their transcription services off-shore their world. You are true Americans and care about us.
I did to. Work late shift and did not check msg in time. Hope to get recap
Ya know, even if I spend time during my shift or after that shift

it is still MY time, expected by the company, and I am not getting paid for it regardless.  I don't answer my phone while I am working, never did, never will.  What other profession, while probably punching a clock, do folks work for free?  If I worked in an office doing this, that time would be paid - say 15 minutes a day x 5 days a week at even $10/hour =   $50 a month - and it is more time spent than that to deal with the email thing and the reminders and the changes in specifics and logging in and out of 3 different accounts when primary is out of work.  GRRR. 

I don't change jobs easily either, glad you are happy where you are - but producing 1400 lines of ACCURATE text will end my career soon (and probably yours also) and then what are we all to do?  My goal is not to work more, work harder and longer hours to produce a salary I can live on.