TRUST me when I say...It is not worth your time, even part-time..
Posted By: BTDT on 2008-10-08
In Reply to: FOCUS ?? - kann
I hired on with them part-time on or about September 8, kept getting run around as to when I was to actually start transcribing. Team lead emailed to say she had a very very good account for me to start on. I was trained 25 minutes. Then, there was an issue with my ID and password to get into the system. After about 2 weeks, got ID and password, but it didn't work. Then I get an email from another supervisor advising that I would be on another account and they seen the specs. So, I get an email some time around the first of October saying I can start typing. In the meantime, Focus has a MT Forum, and I'm reading all these negative remarks from the MTs stating a lack of communication company wide, to the terrible QA department being not all on the same page, and being deducted points for blanks and such. By this time, I was exhausted from waiting, and exhausted from hearing all the complaints from the MTs actually working there, that I sent an email to team lead saying, I had changed my mind about working there. This is the most chaotic, disorganized, miscommunicated place I have ever seen in my entire 32 years of being an MT. (If there are any errors in this forgive me. Don't feel like proofing this)
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They no longer hire part-time and may be eliminating part-time employees within the next 6 months.
They are going to have those that are PT go FT if possible. Some accounts require 1 weekend day, but not all. Most transcriptionists have 1 account with 1 back-up account. I know that they are hiring for hospital accounts in medical records and radiology right now.
No PTO for part-time. Not sure if you can work part-time or not since recent rule change. sm
You do pay a deposit for their equipment.
There is a part-time and a flexible part-time, just left there and they offered
me both. Flexible, however, is more or less when they need you (I.e. weekends), part-time is fixed hours.
Yes I know they hire part time because I referred someone there for part time.
They are internet based.
From what I understand, the part-time positions will be only be for those that are already part-time
It is not a restructuring of the company, just of some of the existing part-time positions.
I know that there are a few employees who have been with Keystrokes for many, many years who are part-time and they will not displaced.
Other than that, there have been many discussions why there will not be any new part-time employees hired, and I really don't think they will back down on that.
I'm lookin for part-time work (about 3-4 hrs daily) after 13 years of full-time, anyone know of a
company that is hiring flexible part-time? I'm starting a career in real estate but don't want to totally quit transcription, but I think most places require 25 hours a week and I cant work weekends, as real estate sales are the biggest on the weekend with open houses and people off work to shows homes to. If you know of a place I'd sure appreciate the info. Thanks!
Not what I was told; 3500/wk part-time & 6000 wk/full-time. nm
Precyse Solutions is hiring part-time and full-time right now.
Saw this on their website.
i work 3 part-time jobs now. it can be confusing if you are learning both at the same time, but sm
other than that not a problem for me. best to get one down before starting to other or you might become overwhelmed.
MDI-MD: What are daily line requirements for full-time/part-time? Thanks! nm
I have one full-time job and 2 part-time jobs. It can be tricky at times, sm
but at least I now have plenty of work always. I have some big financial goals, and right now that seems to be the only way to accomplish it. I can't see any reason why it would not be legal -- why would you say that? I am cheating no one, except myself (out of sleep and a social life). Fortunately, I am single with no children or anything. I cannot imagine doing this if I had a family. At least my dogige understands.
Full time/part time based on # hours or
# lines per pay period, nothing to do with quality. The lower the quality the higher the pay it seems.
Solution: Find another job, part time or full time.
Post your resume, hope for the best.
Depends on how flexible you need to be and if full-time or part-time
They are a little more flexible if you are part-time. Not so much full-time, where you can be a little flexible within the day (not a strict 8-5), but if you are scheduled for Monday, you have to work Monday unless you request off, and if you are scheduled for a Holiday, you have to work the holiday, unless you request off. They encourage you to clock out every time you are not typing to keep your lph rate up, which means an 8 hour day can turn into 12 hours at the computer. If they run out of work (which they do quite often), you have to make the time up. They are also leaning more towards Voice Recognition, so MTs are getting trained on that, but not sure what percent will go that way. It does affect how much work you may get though in the other accounts.
They are advertising for full time HIM now, do they still hire part time? nm
DVHP gives vacation time to part-time people. nm
OSi with part time health insurance and paid time off
OSi does offer health insurance and paid time off for part time. Yes, there have been changes. Yes, there will probably be more changes. I don't see anywhere that hasn't had changes. If they don't change they will be out of business the way the economy is these days, just like some other companies. If they don't make money, then I don't make money. So, what is so different with OSi compared to other companies? I see complaints constantly about all companies. I don't think it is the fault of the company that they outsource or use voice recognition. It just is life on life's terms these days. There is still enough work for us, at least for me.
Its holiday time. I just took a part time job at K-Mart and
it is really quite fun because I get to interact with humans and do not have to stare at a computer. My part time benefits included an employee discount on merchandise from day 1 of employment, can put that on lay-away, and if the item goes on sale before you pick it up, you get it at the sale price as well as with the discount. This is a Super K-Mart, and with kids this will really help with paying for their presents. It sure beats running out of work every day and wondering if I am going to have any money for gifts.
Question on MDI-MT full time vs. part time
Does anyone know how many lines per week or per pay period are required at MDI-MT to be considered full time? Thanks.
Part-time MT getting full-time work ??????
TransTech should not be giving out work to PT people on their DAY OFF, or any other time BEFORE a full-time MT has enough work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Full time is 40 hours, and yes they have part-time.
Were you full time or part time?
I would like to get about 1500 lines a day in if possible - not possible? The pay seems good.
Not sure about part time but for full time you get SM
up to 12 hours to do a 7 hour shift. Webmedx requires 35 hours a week for full time, not 40.
Full Time vs. Part Time
Can anyone tell me how many minutes of dictation is considered to be full time? I do clinic dictation and am wondering if I am actually doing part-time work or full time?
I have a full time and part time job also. nm
Wow gourdpainter... I have followed you for a long time and I truly trust
your take on things... not that I don't others here, but you have proven to be honest and reliable. It truly is a reality check to me to hear this from you. If this happened to you, who is so honest and obviously reliable then what to the rest of us? If this kind of lack of loyalty to you what can someone like me expect? Thanks for taking the chance and writing this here... I know you may have blown your cover, but to some of us in the MT world out here alone and wondering what to do, you are a light in the darkness, and a guidepost to those of us who are uncertain who to trust. This MT does trust you, though anon, I feel like you are someone to take stock in and your opinion counts. I thank you for this post today. From an MT who wasn't sure what to do but appreciates so much your help. Thank you!
part-time IC is 5000/pay period and full time IC is 10,000 per pay period. Need to talk with
recruiter about cpl, I'm sure it varies with experience.
I don't. I trust the software and feel it is a waste of unpaid time.
not worth my time
I wasn't justifying myself not to the likes of you at least.. I was trying to point out to you just how judgmental and uneducated your are in a way that maybe you could understand without me attacking you, which seems to be your area of expertise....
I will say it now so even someone like you can understand..it wasn't that I didn't understand what you said, it was that I was giving you the benefit of the doubt that you surely can't be that ugly..and trying to point out to you reasonably how judgmental you are..I see you missed that point too...I guess for someone like you who lives by the hammer it was just a little too finessed for you to comprehend..
thanks for verifying everything I said about you...
I don't plan to waste any more time on you...
Last year $36K part time, going to make more this year full time BUT sm
I AGREE it IS getting harder to make money. I used to make $24 very part time 10 years ago and now...well it is Word and platforms versus WP5.1. I got 7.5 cents a byte line then and I get 9.5 cents a character line now. That IS a huge different in point of fact.
OH I WANT MY WORDPERFECT 5.1 BACK!!!!! Bwaaah!
Thank you! I'm looking for part-time work to supplement my no-work full-time job.
No talking travel.MT worth is our time. MDI does not
Don't bother - they're not worth the time
I tried several other companies, good ones, but it was like regressing in time! Not worth it!
You won't be shuffling thru papers, trying to find doctors names, etc. Its a fast platform. I never realized how much I loved it til I tried "greener pastures", which sure were not greener! Felt like the horse with my head stuck thru the fence, but luckily I got back in my own pasture! There's no place like home, there's no place like home...Good luck to you!!
Any company not meeting payroll on time is not worth it.
I wouldn't wait around. There is no excuse for them not to meeting payroll once, much less twice.
WWWaah. I used to make good money til the health problems hit, now it seems hardly worth my time!
Looking for part-time
I am looking for a part-time or IC (part-time hours) transcription position with flexible hours. If anyone can direct me to specific companies who may consider this, I would really appreciate your help.
looking for part time
Webmedx used to hire part time and they are looking for people. Also look up Amphion on the web. they are in Wisconsin.They have hired part time in the past, may still be looking - nice people, steady company.
Another point is when the hospitals outsource and MTs lose their jobs, this is another area where the MT loses! When we were outsourced a year ago, the hospital tried to really pat themselves on the back and, instead of just being honest and saying it was all about money, they tried to say they made their outsourcing choice based on how important it was that we get comparable benefits to what we had. Yeah right! In this area any part-time hospital employee gets PTO and even more importantly they are able to participate in insurance at a higher rate, but still a great deal compared to buying it privately. I always felt the benefits were the trade off for the so, so salary with the 3% cap on raises over the years.
Yes. I'm part-time, and I was able to
pick my shift. No nights or weekends unless requested, no C-phone, very rare downtime. Most importantly, the staff is available for questions, but otherwise leaves you alone to work. I have no ESLs in the account I'm on. No place is perfect, but they're definitely worth considering.
Part time is 3000 lines a wk, 6000 in a 2-wk pay period, minimum of 20 hours. I've not had problems being flexible but you do commit to set hours. Have had some sparce times lately but so has my other account elsewhere. I do agree you do not always get all your questions answered. They are worth a try. I've had my issues but will stick around for now.
DSG hires part-time.
Part-time MT help
I am in need of occasional back up help for a clinic. This would be mostly on weekends or if anything happens unexpectedly. I am also hoping to go on vacation for a week in March and need someone who is extremely reliable and experienced to do the full week. It would only be about 3 hours of typing per day Monday through Thursday. You need to be very familiar with drug names. If you are interested at all send me your resume (does not have to be a formal resume) and names of some contact people. Thanks much!
Is part time available? And what are the line count requirements? I'll be looking for a change within the next few months and need a part-time flexible schedule.
If you are only Part-time, you should be okay.
For full-time people, if your normal work schedule includes the holiday, you are expected to work it unless you ask for it off --- way in advance for the major holidays, but if you are part-time and new, it will really depend on how current the accounts are. If they are not backed up, your part-time hours can probably be covered. Let us know what they say.
I chose not to go with them because of attitude of recruiter. My company hires PT too, if you decide to go elsewhere.
I take it you were Part-Time?
I know nothing about unemployment laws, but I get the impression that each state has differing rules as to whether part timers qualify for unemployment. Right?
Do you know if they will take part time and
how did the platform sound to you?
Well I guess I should find out. They had me sign all my paperwork and have a keyfobb they are sending to me. I'll have to call and ask. Thanks for letting me know.
If you are looking for part-time...(sm)
Then maybe Amphion will be right for you. Be prepared to look up and insert info into the ADT screen and then slowing of work to mandatory overtime to switching your accounts to having 6+ accounts in order to keep you busy. I liked the people, and pay sounds great but a lot of work to get any line count. Some accounts are great, but not too many. Re-recorded files mostly, hard to hear, fuzzy audio. Just another typical national...
I wanted to work part time for him, but he said he only wanted full time. His loss i guess. How long do you have to get 500 done?