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No, not worried, just never heard of benefits for self employed people. That would make them

Posted By: MQMT on 2005-07-25
In Reply to: There was no real news or info. Just talked about upcoming things, etc. I'm an SE and haven't - MTQ

employees so I dont think you can give those benefits to SE or IC unless the law has been changed.

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Not worried its going global. Worried its going to liars and thieves.
There IS a difference.
People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
sorry...if I chose not to take the benefits as I don't need them. Never heard back. nm
Yes, I make 22+ benefits
It isn't the most I have ever made, but my arms are no longer falling off and I no longer have to stress out over godawful ESLs to make $8-10 per hour.  The most I have ever made was back in late 80s/early 90s as an MT, averaging $35 per hour.
I make $15/hr doing VR at home w/some benefits
I make more than that as employee with benefits.

Insurance is very good and very reasonable.  You get paid for OT too.

I make 10 cpl as an employee with benefits
This doesn't count a shift differential.  Good jobs are out there!!!
again, IC make more than employee because there are no benefits.
It is IC work, no benefits, make your own schedule. sm

The pay is a bit on the low side for IC work, but the work is easy, the people are great, and the pay is always on time, once a week, direct deposit.  Hope this helps.

I had the same problem. Nice people and benefits,
Heard Keystrokes was getting better benefits, medical insurance etc.. Anyone care to elaborate? I
ready for a change.
benefits, pay, type of people????? any one have any thoughts/advice?
They are nice people, but the pay is on the low side, benefits were expensive and they overhire. nm
Not just this week, a long term problem. Nice people, good benefits, but
and I heard editors only make
around 15 an hour, as an MT you should be over 20 an hour
Are those macros that YOU make and use? I never heard of it and
You heard wrong. I started at 0.09 and make more than I did at MQ because sm
I rarely, if ever, run out of work. It doesn't matter how high your rate is if there is never any work in the system. I worked for one company for 0.12 per line, but my highest check was just over $200 for 2 weeks because they overstaffed. KS does not, or at least not on the accounts that I have.
I know people say they make more, but I can't, not when it.....
takes me longer to edit than to type it, at half pay I might add.
People like you make me sad.

I've heard the pay isn't that great, nice people tho. NM
How much do QA people make there? any idea? nm
People like the first poster just make me
embarrassed that I work in this field sometime and unfortunately they are all around us too. Not all MTs are that dense.
You people make me SICK!
One persons thanks the company, another asks a questions, another calls her paranoid........ you really need to find something to do.. .....a good beginning would be to treat others in writing and actions as you would like to be treated. 
The only people that are going to make it with VR or ASR are MTs that are nearing retirement and

dont mind the lower wages and who probably already have problems with muscles and tendons from years of MTing or others who as people said are slower transcribers or part time people just supplementing their income who just want to plug along and make a few bucks. Anyone who is self supporting and needs a good income will not make it on those rates without killing themselves and if one company gets away with it they all will because I am sure MQ is next when they come out with their new pay plan and ASR rates and then they will all follow suit. Why send this work overseas and then have to edit it again so I guess they just hope they have everyone behind the 8 ball.


Where did I make people that work weekends
feel they are not being Christian or family-oriented? I certainly did not make those direct statements. Please correct me if I am wrong, but where did I post that or what did I say to make you feel that way? That was not my intention. and remember anyone can post as OP. Many of these comments that say OP are not mine. Just clarifying.
I don't understand why people make posts
telling people to stop whining. Isn't that the whole purpose? We work remotely and as a result we need this catalyst to communicate with one and other. If you don't like people venting then YOU should stay off!!
I have heard other people comment on lack of work and have left for that reason. How much of an

issue can this be.  Also, is the sound on these accounts poor.  That is the other problems I have heard people comment on.  I was really looking for uptodate comments.  How bad are these issues at present.  I dont want to leave one company with no work problems and go to another one with the same problem.  I cant be available 24/7 to get work with having a family.

I have heard other people comment on lack of work and have left for that reason. How much of an

issue can this be.  Also, is the sound on these accounts poor.  That is the other problems I have heard people comment on.  I was really looking for uptodate comments.  How bad are these issues at present.  I dont want to leave one company with no work problems and go to another one with the same problem.  I cant be available 24/7 to get work with having a family.

Maybe they want to make sure people double check their spelling.
If you are not sure of how they are spelled, you really should look them up.

They are well known brands and easy to look up.
I was just curious because I have had some people tell me they make over $1000 every week and that
seems impossible to me. 
People make a lot of stuff up (sour grapes?)
Doesn't seem a valid point to me. Most people can make 250 lph sm

so why not do it making 8-9 cpl (or more) and make $24-27 per hour?  I don't think $15/hour is much nowadays, but that is just my opinion.  I made that 10 years ago in an office setting -- hate to think of going backwards, although I do reailze that is the trend in transcription nowadays, sad to say.

I just hope he/she (and everyone) finds something that pays more than that, especially for IC work. 

Here's a news flash for you... many people make MORE money editing....sm

in the same # of hours in a day than they do straight transcribing.  I know because I and others with the company I work for do.   When I was straight transcribing I averaged making $12 an hour.  Now that I'm editing about 90% of the time I'm averaging making $13.50 an hour.  Now THAT pays the bills faster, and I'm still working the same # of hours a week! 

Just because someone posts that VR is the wave of the future doesn't mean they're in management - they're just being realistic about what is happening in this industry (just as they referred to the copier and PCs).  

Of course if you think it's really going to hurt you to do VR then perhaps you should go back to an IBM typewriter and get your own accounts.  After all - using a PC and expanders is helping you get paid for work you're not actually transcribing (yup, think about those expanders - I bet you're not fussing over getting paid to have those kick in instead of having to type out those words, or consider the header information that blows in for you from an ADT feed that you're not having to manually type). 

People do make mistakes sometimes. Maybe it was an oversight or plain ole mistake
on someone's part, an unintentional mistake. It is possible.
Quit jumping on people who make that statement. Doubt she is
In my opinion what you make is confidential and I have seen people get fired for discussing rates.
That all goes along in confidentiality agreements. I am in agreement with you though..it really is not anyone's business. If they want to know, they need to ask the company. The company will probably tell them.

If you look back in the archives people left when they realized they couldn't make money with it.
Good company, great people, good benefits.
Affordable insurance. Good luck!
How many MT's are employed there?
Just out of curiosity, wonder how big they are.  Don't want to get with one of the biggies!  Is there a great turnover with MT's?
currently employed
i currently work for above-mentioned company and have no problems with my paychecks.  all i will say is don't believe everything you read.  it's easy to post things on a website to hurt the reputation of others.  it's called slander!  people get disgruntled for one reason or another, and instead of taking it up with the person they should deal with, they figure it's easier to try to attack and hurt others by attacking them publically.  grow up.  this isn't third grade.
I am employed by DR--
Some people are actually employees and some are hired by DR to work for hospitals.  I'm happy with them.  I wish my line rate were higher, but I have a relatively easy account with constant work.  I'd rather have that than a high line rate with a terrible account and no work.
Employed by them several years...
I think they are great to work for. Office personal is great to work with, very helpful. Pay is there when they say it will be, never a problem there. I have worked several years for them and my pay has NEVER been 6 to 8 cents. I enjoy my work. Very, very few ESL's on my account.
Yes, still gainfully employed... sm
... and business as usual, just a different company name on the paychecks. Thank you for asking! Life is good! :-)
self-employed getting a raise
But with MT it's a little bit of a sticky wicket. We are self employed, BUT if we are working as an IC for a company we are really at their mercy, and I'm sure, as some above posters mentioned, the companies we work for are getting raises from their clients, so one would think that $$ would naturally be passed on down. Of course, we can ask for a raise, but they can say no, and then what? If we are happy with the company we are with do we just suck it up and hope for a raise tomorrow/next year? In my opinion, if we've got the experience under our belt, turn in consistently quality work, and our company is constantly praising us, seems to me they should do the offering of a raise. But unfortunately that just is not happening.
Employed since 2003
I like working with them. We have just recently merged with MD-IT so I don't know a whole lot about the new company but MTSource was great. Whether MD-IT will influence and make changes is something that I don't know. So far - so good. You can use Instant Text but only the latest version.
I do BUT I am employed by a hospital...SM

making an hourly wage plus incentive.  However, I own my home and do not have a house payment (an insurance settlement allowed me to pay off my house) or a car payment (I do not drive a fancy car).  I also live in the midwest where the cost of living is lower than on the coasts.  I have two kids.  My monthly expenses are utilities, groceries, and stuff the kids need.  We do okay.  I'm not one of those people that lives above their means.  I have a 50+ year old home that we are fixing up when we have extra money.  I drive a 2000 Chevy Cavalier that is paid off and has a couple of dents from some fender benders, but looks decent.

My husband is disabled and hasn't worked since he was discharged from active duty in 2005.  We are in the process for filing a disability claim for him, but it's such a process.  So he brings in no income whatsoever.  He he is my house-husband.  He does the housework, the laundry, runs the kids to school and picks them up, and even occasionally cooks dinner.  He also is a great auto mechanic and keeps my car running for me.

I just wanted to give you my background because one of my biggest pet peeves is people who post on here how they make $60,000 a year as an MT and neglect to give the little details like they are chained to the computer 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I'll be honest, at 8 cpl, there is no way my family could live on that unless I slept at my computer and had a commode as my desk chair!  I'm lucky that I have the job I have and we've managed to cut costs where we can. 

My sister is an RN and has been for 20 years and she makes really good money.  Between her and husband's salaries, they pull in at least $100,000 a year and they are in debt up to their eyeballs.  They have trouble making their house payment every month.  They have a truck and a car payment that are constantly late.  Creditors are calling them nonstop for credit card bills they can't pay.  All because they felt they needed to live in the fanciest house and drive the newest, fanciest cars, and spend, spend, spend.

I don't live in a big fancy house or drive a fancy car, but I'm pretty content and I don't have the financial stress to deal with most of the time.  My kids want for nothing and I am occasionally able spoil them.

sound like you are employed with
tt-that's their style
not that I know of; employed there awhile.
You are employed by the wrong company
Not recently employed there but here is my input
I worked for them about 4 or 5 years ago.  Thought the pay was low but it was my first MT job so to me it was good.   Pay was always on time and accurate.  They do not pay for errors.  Did not like their schedule and I wanted a more flexible schedule.  Like I said this is from 4 or 5 years ago.  Things may have changed.  Overall, a nice person to work for. 
If you're self-employed and don't pay quarterly,