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Not only that, but I would MUCH rather work for Keystrokes than Spheris as Keystrokes doesn't

Posted By: outsource OFFSHORE! nm on 2005-09-26
In Reply to: Not compared to what I used to pay at the hospital I worked for. I have better coverage with sm - Keystrokes MT

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Furthermore, why doesn't Keystrokes get an 800
many people are having trouble with getting long distance carriers without paying more for a business account, when in fact you all are employees.  You all ought to come together on this one and approach the higher ups at Keystrokes.  JMO.
Keystrokes doesn't.
Keystrokes definitely doesn't outsource at all
They are very much against it. Love it there!
keystrokes vs. lines doesn't really matter
If they stick to a standard 65 character line and include each keystroke as part of a line it won't make a difference. I made a mere 7.5 per line at a previous job (counted headers and footers) and made much better money because I was put on good accounts and kept on them. I've read some companies do not pay for spaces. My thoughts on that is fine, Iwouldn'ttypethem.

If it's not a trick line then counting by lines is okay.
Doesn't Keystrokes have strictly OP accounts?
I thought they posted not too very long ago for a position that was strictly ops. I don't work there so I don't know first-hand, just sorta recall seeing it on the job seeker's board.

Good luck with that search :-)

Maybe Keystrokes doesn't want to be an average firm. I am happy there and find sm
that their minimums are fair. QA standards are very high, which makes me proud to be part of a company that cares about quality. Quantity standards are also high, but so is my paycheck.
Ugh .. I hope Keystrokes doesn't sell, but no guarantees nowadays. :( nm

Transcend, Spheris, Keystrokes, Softscribe can

anybody give me the good and bad about these companies, as well as the platforms they use?  I'm thinking about adding on some part-time work to compensate for the lack of work at current MTSO.  I know there are a lot of companies out there, but these four seem to be discussed a lot.  However, it's hard to compare them when you have to jump all around the boards to find out information.  If anybody has other MTSOs besides these four that I should stay away from or definitely submit a resume to, please post that too.


Transcend, Spheris, Keystrokes, Softscribe can

anybody give me the good and bad about these companies, as well as the platforms they use?  I'm thinking about adding on some part-time work to compensate for the lack of work at current MTSO.  I know there are a lot of companies out there, but these four seem to be discussed a lot.  However, it's hard to compare them when you have to jump all around the boards to find out information.  If anybody has other MTSOs besides these four that I should stay away from or definitely submit a resume to, please post that too.


Did Keystrokes sell to Transcend? I thought Keystrokes was buying up companies sm
but I heard from another service owner that they sold out to Transcend. Anyone know if that happened?
Question. You posted complaints about Keystrokes and Spheris, but that wasn't bashing. So why
keystrokes ad..can someone tell keystrokes their banner ad needs a hyphen...quality-minded
Did Keystrokes sell to Transcend? I thought Keystrokes was buying sm

small companies but another service owner told me that she heard that Keystrokes sold to Transcend.  Is this true? 

I posted this down below but meant to post it as a new thread.  Before I apply with them, I would like to know as I left Transcend a few months ago and do NOT want to get back into that mess.

Only Keystrokes. Worked at MQ until I came to Keystrokes. Started at sm
Keystrokes PT, liked what I saw and experienced, gave notice to MQ and went FT. Have not look back since. I had previously worked at 2 hospitals, for MDI, Transcend and MRC until bought by MQ. I plan on retiring here as long as they stay as they are.
No, Not with Keystrokes, visiting friend and using her pc, she got job with Keystrokes
I forgot to change the Name. I do not think Keystrokes is hiring anymore now. Would like some info about Diskriter though.
Ditto, Keystrokes is a wonderful company with wonderful people! I love working for Keystrokes!
I am just not making enough money.  They are a great company though, just ask for a back up account.
Keystrokes: Why should I come work for you?
I'm interested in working for you guys, but from what I've heard you don't furnish a computer, do not pay for long distance, do not pay for health insurance. Do you KS employees not mind all that? Is the money you make worth not having the above-mentioned items? Thanks for any input as I am very intrigued by this company but wondering about what is NOT provided.
? for those who work at Keystrokes.

Do you use Word?   Can you use Stedman's Spellchecker?  What Expander do you use?  I don't know the name of the account I'm going to be working on, but it is a hospital account. 

I  forgot to ask these questions when talking with them today.  


Does Keystrokes often run out of work?
Do You Work for Keystrokes?
ERMT --   Do you work for Keystrokes?  I was hoping for an individual message from you about your specific experiences and opinions about Keystrokes.  I can always go to the archives, etc.  But I wanted a personal reply from YOU. 
I used to work for DSG before going to Keystrokes...
and I have never been happier...DSG constantly runs out of work, KS never does...unanswered emails at DSG, that never happens at KS...good luck in your decision but I would definitely choose Keystrokes after having worked for both companies mentioned above...
Anyone STILL low on work at Keystrokes???
Wow, these past 4 weeks or so have been the slowest that I have ever seen. All of my accounts have been very, very slow. If it doesn't pick up real soon, I may have to start sending resumes out, which I HATE to do as I love Keystrokes, but not loving the little to no work. Anyone else in the same situation?
Keystrokes....they work for me...nm

Anyone work for keystrokes?
Would love info from someone who works for Keystrokes, specifics on amount of work, company, how are they to work for, etc.  Thanks.
No.. I don't work for keystrokes
Do you work for Keystrokes? sm
There are no admin assistants in the office that are transcriptionists and there are no prn transcriptionists. You must be confusing them with someone else. They have started some part-time positions but do not have any PRN positions. I have worked for KS for 6 years now and am a lead. There are no and will not be p.r.n. positions due to TAT and other factors.

Also, KS no longer requires WindowsXP. More and more accounts are Vista compatible.

I work at Keystrokes
And I am more than willing to say that I like working for them very much, but there have been drawbacks with my employment as well. Work load on my accounts is up and down, don't know from one day to next if it will be busy or slow, but then again, just ask and you will be assigned a back up account to help fill in on the slow days. PTO time, definitely sucks. 1 week paid a year, and you can take up to 2 weeks without pay. Don't make any last minute plans, you need to get the approval 30 days in advance to take time off. Time off is blocked out around Christmas, which for people like me that are 2/3 of the way across country from their family is hard, but we adjust. The pay is good, the benefits on the other hand, though a good package, I find to be expensive and hard to afford. The job leads and management though are wonderful and usually willing to work with you on all issues. All in all, I do like working here and am not going to look elsewhere.

Does anyone out there work for keystrokes. I need some answers to some questions.  Please.  Thanks.

No work at Keystrokes
Anyone had this problem of recent? Also, QA fussing at you because you are not multilingual/mindreader/MD?
Anyone work for Keystrokes (Clinic)....

Can anyone tell me anything about this company?  How is the pay (on time???).   Is there plenty of work?  I was told I would be assigned to one doctor.... what happens if a doc does not dictate one day, can I get a second doc?  Any other help would be appreciated. 



Keystrokes - Not Enough Radiology Work
I too thought Keystrokes would be my salvation when I read all the great posts about it, and accepted an offer in September.  But my radiology accounts dried up, and even though I have been begging for work, I have not been offered anything steady or stable.  Yes, everyone there is as nice as can be, paychecks (such as they are) are on-time, but from the time I get up until I go to bed I am lucky if I have a half-dozen reports.  My first/primary account went voice before I even started it. I asked for a backup and they gave me clinic notes - I only do radiology, I have 13 years of radiology.  I asked for another backup and had one for less than a month before it went voice.  During that month there were more transcriptionists than available dial-in lines, so couldn't get in to work half the time.  Now I've been given an account that I'm only allowed to work on weekend afternoons.  I continue to ask them to find me an account.  I absolutely cannot believe I am begging for work and earning nothing.  I have a family counting on me, I can't go on like this.  I am absolutely devastated.  CONSIDER VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU GO TO KEYSTROKES.
Keystrokes definitely a good one - work there now
Had a nightmare experience with TT. Have heard DeVenture is a good one but no personal experience.
I have never run out of work at Keystrokes, nor have I come close
I have 2 ER accounts, and they both keep me very busy. It is true that they make sure that everyone working there has enough work before they will hire more people. That's why I love them so much.
Anyone work for Keystrokes on a teaching
hospital account that started recently?  I've been on the account for about 6 weeks.  I'm struggling on it and I'd just like to talk to another MT on the account. 
Does Keystrokes use Docuscribe? How are they to work for?

I am tired of geting burned by some of the companies that advertise here.  I want a job that has a lot of work, does not outsource and have good accounts. 

My resume is looking worse and worse because I appear to be job hopping.  I want to find a good company where I settle in, work hard and retire in 7 or 8 years. 

I worked for MQ for 11 years and loved DocQscribe.  I just saw an ad from Keystrokes that they use it and want to know if they are as good as they seem to work for. 

This is so confusing.  Most of the companies either run out of work, send work to India or conveniently forget to pay for work done.  Help!  I need a good company!

Keystrokes is great to work for...
tons of work, great leads, benefits and great pay...I believe they just started using DocuqScribe recently though because I came from a company that used DocuqScribe and an account using that was not offered at the time...send in your resumes girls!!!
Keystrokes - Running out of work?
What type of account do you work at? I just got hired and my account will be a very large teaching hospital in the mid-west. I didn't think it was the kind of place that would run out of work but your comment has me concerned. Would you please expand on your experience with your account if you can? Thanks.
Do you have to work every weekend with Keystrokes?
Keystrokes and clinic work....sm
Does Keystrokes offer clinic work?  Thanks
I would love to work for Keystrokes but
I do not have a personal computer with XP and they stated that I needed to supply my own PC with XP.  Once I find a place that I can buy XP at a reasonable price I will apply.
keystrokes work situation
you must be on a different acct than me.....
Keystrokes work situation
I work on an ortho account...maybe just depends which account you get. Sorry not working out so well for you.
keystrokes work schedule
Do you have to work your entire 8-hour shift or can you stop once you reach minimum daily lines? thanks.
I work for Keystrokes also and they are awesome...
Love it there!!!
I work for Keystrokes and I love it...
I work for Keystrokes and love it
Great company, good pay, great leads and plenty of work...I have been there for 2-1/2 years
Keystrokes...wish I had plenty of work...sm

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.

Is Keystrokes a good company to work for. nm
Vista will not work with Keystrokes accounts
They say right in their ads what operating systems they are compatible with, and they are not compatible with Vista yet. I asked this when I was first hired 6 months ago because I was going to put Vista on my work computer before I started, and they clearly stated that Vista will not work with any of their accounts yet, so I stuck to XP. You were not fired. Your system simply will not work on their accounts. All that you need to do is get a copy of XP somewhere and install that over Vista and you will be all set.
When I worked for Keystrokes, I NEVER had enough work to make
even 1000 lines a day!  If I had enough work, maybe, but I NEVER did.  It ALL depends on your account 150%!!