NorCalMT, regarding MDI's working going to VR
Posted By: you wondered how long it would take on 2009-08-28
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According to the recent press releases relating to the merger of Transcend and MDI, this comes from their Chief Financial Officer:
We expect the integration with Transcend, including the conversion of some of MDI's business to Transcend's speech recognition-enabled BeyondTXT platform, to increase MDI's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margin as a percentage of revenue from the mid-teens today to 20% or more a year from now.
From what I can glean from this, if they expect to have an increase MDIs earnings 5% or more a year from now, that would mean that these accounts would have to be fully operational on BeyondTXT much sooner than a year from now. There isn't much profit to be made on a platform that will be rolled out in a year from now...it has to be up and working for a while before profit is realized. How long does this normally take? A few months, 6 months? Remember in the conference call when Larry tried to assure us that the transition would be smooth and seamless? He mentioned that MDI customers are meeting with Transcend now regarding implementation of 'new technology.' My guess is that we'll start training on BeyondTXT by January 1st or sooner.
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I had to get a filler job and now I spend most of my time on my side-job. I feel a lot more secure now that I have the filler. Good luck to you.
Not only is there no work in my primary, there is no work in my secondary and tertiary as well. How are we supposed to earn a living this way?
That is TOO funny and TOO true! LMAOL!! :)-
I agree with you completely. I think that the way MDI started out is a thing of the past. Like you, I will not beg. Every MDIer should ask him/herself this question: AM I MAKING ENOUGH MONEY? AM I MAKING WHAT I MADE LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME? WHY NOT? WHAT MAKES ME THINK THINGS WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER? It appears that it is not only MQ that is mucked up....Just sayin'.
Ditto.. Over 13 years experience working in hospitals doing all types of reports, currently working
for a national etc.. and Spheris told me I didnt have the qualifications. What cracked me up was the hospital I was working at at the time contracted some of our work out to them.. What a joke..I was good enough to work for a hospital and gave them work, yet not qualified enough for them. What is wrong with this picture.
MQ same situation. No pay for working holidays, no pay for working weekends nothing. Now noone works
much anymore and so they jerk the work out of the accounts to some place that throws it back with a lot of bad bad quality. This is the NE region. I dont know what the others are doing.
working from home is awesome but working for DSG is not...
horrible dictators, sound quality is bad, no answers to emails and they run out of work consistently...that is just my experience though...
So how is that working out for you?
Really? I'm working, too.
However, I'm working at the part-time job I was forced to get as soon as I figured out Transcend was screwing me. I have nearly 1,800 lines in so far today. How many do you have?
Are you still working for them? LOL
If you are, why don't you take your own advice -- leave. You're no victim except of yourself.
If you're not working for them, what's it to you? We're all adults.
Whether or not a company is "good" or "bad" (such juvenille generalizations, lol) is a matter of perspective and there are PLENTY of us who don't share your views.
Are you working for them now?
I just interviewed with them yesterday and have not heard back. Are you working for them now? How is that working out for you? Are you happy? Thanks
I, too have worked for other services. I think Transcend is excellent. You can make as much or as little as you want. I agree with you everyone is very nice and helpful and easy to talk to and most helpful. I have a different job at Transcend now and I think that very much, but I also transcribe whenever I get a chance.
are you still working for them?
I liked working for them but there
wasn't enough work on the 2 accounts that I was on to justify the fee for leasing the equip and I don't make enough yet to make purchases like dictaphone, lanier, etc. they always pay on time and CORRECTLY! if I ever purchase equipment like that I'll definitely be contacting them again.
And how would you know who is working and
I sure don't!
She could have another job and working before she would even
begin to qualify for unemployment. Why put herself through that anguish. She should resign and move on. She'd have a job in one day it is my guess. Unemployment should not even be an issue here. Most people can find jobs in this business very easily.
Who are you working for now? nm
Yes, it's working now.
I am not working for them anyway, so
PTS Dictation in Florida. They said that they only get 8 cpl, and that is why they only pay 6 cpl, and yes based upon a 65 character line. That is not my problem they don't get paid like they should. I don't work for anything less than 8 cpl.
Working for nothing
You must not be in desperate need for making any kind of money because that company paid me terrible! $4.25 per 1,000 words. I can make more money working at McDonald's flipping hamburgers!!
Not a good company to work for! Would not recommend it to anybody!
been working with them 5 yrs now - sm
owner is not very organized and was getting paid 15th and end of month but she has stretched it out to every 3 weeks now but accounts are SUPERB and once you get past the disorganization they pretty much leave you alone to work.
Oh like you are working....
If you have to keep replying obviously you are unemployed. I am not bashing anyone. You are a few others are the only ones calling people names. I never called you a name but you called me a loser. And I do think it is funny, no hilarious, because you so angry and frustrated? Do like the above poster said, take a pill!!
I don't know what you mean - it's working for me. nm
I have been working for them for 6----
months. They are very nice people. Pay is on time. Good communication. QA is excellent. I am happy with them. If you have any more questions you may email me.
Still, would be like working for nothing....
I like what I do for a living but not that much!
You must be one of the ones let go for not working??!!
I know we do have a few sour employees who chose not do complete their files within TAT and thought they could just keep going. So yes, i'm sure they are angry they got fired and they will be angry at the next company that fires them for the same thing. Sad, really!
For those working for OSI...
How do you like it? I am considering doing their mentoring program, but it says you have to commit to a year full time following mentoring training. What is their scheduling like? Is there always a weekend day included? Is it set hours every day? Is the pay pretty good? How about the accounts and platform?
I'm sure there is info out there on them, but trying to search this forum is frustrating. I don't want to see messages from two years ago!
Thanks to anyone who can shed some light so that I can see if this is a worthwhile investment to make (in having to commit to a year full time).
For anyone working for QED...sm
Would someone currently working for QED please e-mail me? TIA
Are you working actively, i mean right now, at Transtech. I too have been there a while and they are an okay company but for the last 6 months or so the work has been little to nil and I am thinking about moving around but at this moment I really would not recommend them.
I think MT should be pain for downtime because 9 times out of 10 you are still sitting at your computer waiting for jobs/work to come in so technically you are still on the job. Another thing is that I hear make up your lines and/or your time but in my opinion I think the employer should compensate the MTs some kind of way instead of expecting the MTs to make up time because as stated earlier the MT was sitting at the desk waiting for the work to come in but if its not there how can it be done. Over the last few months I have tried to look at it both ways because my company has had very little to no work coming through for me. I don't hold my employer accountable per se but I feel that my employer is not seeing it from both ends when I am told by my employer to make up your lines/time before the pay period is up because obviously the work is not there.
Myself - working for myself has been the best
Why not? I have been working for them
for a few months and they seem fine. Certainly not as sleazy as the Q, at least on the surface. What is wrong with SoftScript?
Anyone out there working for ATSI out of Florida? If so, how do you like? Tell me a little about the job. Thanks.
If you think that's bad, try working there and getting someone to help you - LOL
Down below you say that you have been working
for Keystrokes, and are there presently. Why are you asking about testing? Honestly trying to figure this out.
I'm truly sorry it isn't working out for you. (sm)
I haven't had the problems you have. We must be on different teams. I wish you the best of luck with the company search. There has to be one that is a perfect fit for you. :-)
Working for OSi
While I am sure there are people who, for whatever reason or another, do not like OSi. I believe not all companies are a perfect fit; however, speaking from my experience with OSi, I have had nothing but a great experience. They offer incentive pay quite often. I cannot think of one bad experience I have had with this company. The pay is ALWAYS on time, people are there to help you if you have any questions. They will work with you and your schedule.
All I can say is one person's experience does not mean your experience will be the same. Good luck on your decision. Just remember, you don't have to stay if you don't like it.
Don't know about actually working there.
The pay scale was weird for eScription and they send 6 files for you to transcribe. I haven't had time to do them.
working for SPi
Miserable. Their management style is to keep TAT so tightly controlled that there is almost never any work, and then to move you around to as many other accounts as necessary to keep you busy. It sucks. Forget having primary, secondary, and tertiary accounts. I hate it.
Now working for
Been working for them a little
over a month now and absolutely love it! Have only had one check so far, but was on time and correct! Good accounts
Anybody out there who is working for them?
Where exactly are they located? Platform, etc. Thanks.
Currently working there
I work PT now, was full time - slowed down for my own reasons. There is plenty of work, she pays standard, of course could be better - but better than most - and she pays on time since I have been there. Very easy going to deal with
They are still working on it
They were going to go with Blue Cross, but they didn't have enough participants, so they weren't accepted by Blue Cross. They are now trying Trustmark. I don't know much about what they use now for insurance since I don't get it because I am on my husband's plan.
I can't believe anyone would even be considering working for them
with all of the recent posts about lay offs, heavy off shoring, and losing accounts recently. Wow. Must be really desperate!
No way would I consider working for someone
who appears to have only been in business for a few months - March 2007? It is possible it is a name change and they may be legit and have been in business for years, but not something I want to chance. Way too many unknowns for me as it is - I cannot take a chance when it comes to the welfare of my family. I need steady work and a steady check. Not for me.
Are you still working for D&L?
I did not know anyone who was. I have not worked for them since the beginning of August after a bounced check, and then a late check and then of course the missing check is in the mail. I could not believe her (Donna). She must think that we are all stupid.. I guess I am for not quiting when the first check bounce last year... I learned my lesson the hard way.
Who isn't working?
Working for them
I've been working for them about 6 weeks. So far support is excellent, prompt response to questions about blanks/problems, etc. Tech support is very good. Work seems unlimited thus far. FYI, I am a highly exp MT of over 25 years with backgrounds in all areas of transcription, typing op notes for them currently. I work as IC but there is option for employee after 2 months I believe.
So where did u end up working?
If you don't mind my asking.
If you prefer not to say on here please email me.
I seriously can't believe anyone would even consider working there
after all of the negativity about them on this board all summer and up to the present. They are not a stable company at all. I quit last winter the minute I got hired by another company. There are much better companies out there to choose from. I would proceed very, very carefully.