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That's a great suggestion, and I agree.

Posted By: OP on 2009-04-24
In Reply to: I think others can jump to another company - Rosa

I have been in this a long time, but I would be interested in training for ultrasound tech... I wonder how much that would bring in salary? Does anyone know? We can always transcribe on the side for extra money... even with VR the extra money would be pocket money which is always welcome. If I were younger, I would go into nursing, just can't now... Thanks for your great and positive idea... I hope that other people can add to this.

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I have a great onc suggestion
I worked for a company called Golden Isles for awhile. I have to say that they were one of the best on the net in many ways.

Management is fantastic, training and feedback is great, pay is fair, but there were no benefits in place when I worked for them. This could be different now, and if you are interested in PTE, it may not be of concern to you. They also have one of the lower minimum mandatory counts for PTE that I've found on the net.

I really kind of blew it leaving there, but hey, that happens. All in all, I think they are fantastic and a great choice if you are onc inclined. :)

This was great suggestion, I did the first one yesterday.
The real free site is linked to ftc.gov and it's annualcreditreport.com. Very cool. Thanks for the suggestion about the 4-month gap; sounds great.
I agree, FN is great!
I agree, FutureNet is a great place to work.  I've been there a little better than 7 months.  I started out as an IC and then changed to an SE so that I could have direct deposit.  No complaints from me!
I agree about the great MTs only. nm
agree great company
Agree. Great Company.
Very flexible in scheduling as long as you get your lines in. Pay is always on time. Owner is extremely nice. Good pay. Easy software.
I so agree w/you - Great post....but....n/m

we can only lead a horse to water, we cannot make them drink it....if they choose to be intolerant, it's their choice as sick as it seems.  I choose to go through the life as a loving, compassionate person.  Others choose not to go this route.

Yes, racism and neonazism is, unfortunately, alive and well, in the USA and all over the world.  So, if we raise our children with our awareness and our love and compassion, hopefully the future generation (our kids) will Do The Right Thing!! 

I agree -- great post.

I started in a clinic but quickly moved to a large teaching hospital, and the mentorship and listening parties was very valuable.  Another thing that works that I particularly like is to walk away, go have a cookie, then come back.  Sometimes then you can hear what the doc is saying!  At least as bad as ESL are the docs who have a 15-minute report but by the time they're done uhh-ing and ahh-ing and emm-ing through the report you have about 40 lines. 

I don't agree -- some of the smaller great sm

companies find you from your resume.  I recently had an offer and accepted a postion with a very small MTSO who saw my resume.  If she posted an ad, she'd probably be inundated with tons of resumes, if you can believe what everyone says here on the boards about the amount of responses.  Instead, she looks at the qualifications and contacts those who meet her requirements.   I suppose if you are currently in a position and afraid to have your employer know you are looking, it could be a sticky situation, but ...... use a different email addy and/or a different ID of some type until you find out.  

Bottom line ..... I never say never :-)   I feel very fortunate to have fallen into the situation I am in -- a great small MTSO with great accounts,  who cares about helping you achieve whatever you want to achieve. 


I have to agree -- great post. Plus, when you take the job, sm

you are told upfront what the benefits are and what the requirements are, so if they are not to your liking, why take the position?   I am quite happy here at TT, and am thrilled at the news about the 401k.  Of course, I've been doing transcription for over 30 years now, so I guess that puts me in the age bracket where thinking about retirement is a little bit higher on my list than maybe someone 20-something, although I wish I had been smart when I was 20 and started putting away.  Oh well .......

Again, great post ... thanks for sharing. 

great post...and I agree...
Agree - Everyone I have had contact with is great (sm)
very friendly and informative. However, I don't need to know everything they are doing, just that they provide me work, pay me and then an added bonus, I get benefits. My name is not on the company letterhead, I/we are simply parts of the whole process.

I ran out of work a couple of times, and a couple of times I have been unable to work due to construction issues going on at my home. Not their fault and they certainly didn't chastise me over it.

I am more than glad to bend and flex with the company just as they seem to do with us.

I hope they don't allow people to speak out at the meeting today. A few disgruntled ones will monopolize all the time and won't allow the company designated speakers to keep us apprised of any upcoming news or changes they might want to share.

Like I said, I am relatively new, but so far very very happy and would suggest to those who are so very disgruntled that they go out and there try MQ or some of these other companies on for size. It will certainly make you appreciate what you have.

I used Emdat for 9 months and do not agree that it is that great.

It is great for the company and the doctor.  Generally the doctors are not expected to supply the information or even use their designated recorder which causes the Transcriptionist to change and fix the demographics.  The spell checker is the worst and I ALWAYS copied my finished document into MS Word to check for errors.  You CANNOT copy back into Emdat from Word. 

It is slow and boggy.  The F1 function is way over rated.  There are good points if the doctor actually does his part at his end.  Just my opinion.......

I have to agree -- truly a great place to work. sm

There is always a learning curve anywhere, of course, but wiithin just a short time, my production was the same with TT as anywhere else.  The benefits are pretty good, insurance affordable, and as an added bonus, the people there truly care about their employees.   After 30+ years of transcribing, I feel like I finally found my home.

I agree, it's a great company! I have worked
at many places, but Transcend is the best. No company is perfect, but I have been very happy here.
The same here! I agree. They are a great company but the lack of work drove me away.

I agree. The TTer's should have own board. Tired of reading about TT, about how great they are, e
Gotta agree -- YOG was the best! Great pay, good benefits. I quit sm
the moment I heard she had sold to MQ .. ugh. 
Agree with this. Some lucky ones have great accts. Mine were awful, so I left. nm
agree, IMEs are great $$, easy reports, miss them, would love to find them
Webmedx fits that bill, great company, great benefits, great pay and always on time. NM
My suggestion sm

Since you are not having any problems expressing yourself with management and don't feel it is an issue, discuss it with management.  Ask them if it is appropriate for you to work your schedule around your lifestyle if it differs from the one you have already committed to.  Ask them if it will cause a problem for production or account management if you don't show up to work when they expected you to, even if the volume is high, because then some of the work you say came in the morning and didn't get done until the afternoon might possibly have gone out of TAT.  That is exactly what management is trying to avoid and that is exactly what management was talking about when they sent out the company-wide email discussing this very issue you say that you can get away with.  Why is it that you can get away with it, but others are sent emails specifically instructed not to do this if it isn't a problem?

I didn't post to cause an argument. I just posted to begin with because there is obviously a discrepancy with what some can do and what others can't, and what may be a wonderful experience for others within the company doesn't always ring true with everyone and should not be dismissed or eluded to as simply not true.  If the sun is shining outside your front window, it doesn't mean it's shining outside mine.  But just because it's raining, it doesn't mean I'm going to pack up and move either.  I'm going to wait for the rain to stop and in the meantime hopefully be allowed to speak about it raining without others saying it's not true.

My suggestion:

I was feeling the same way...so, I did what I felt I needed to do.  I talked to someone in the management position about all the things I have read on here.  I WA sick of all endless chatter about how awful OSi is.  I feel that I did the right thing, as I no longer have that "sick" feeling.  I have been reassured and I know that my job will be here for as long as I wish to work at OSi.  Another suggestion I can give is to stay away from MTStars.  It is nothing but a bunch of lies and gossip.  These people thrive on making others miserable and lying about other companies just to make them look bad.  More than likely, the ones downing OSi have had past employment and were unable to make it and now are holding a grudge.  You know who I mean, the petty ones...and you all know who you are.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I passed third grade a long time ago, why do I feel like I am right back there when I read this board? 

So, if I haven't quieted your fears, talk to someone in authority at OSi.  If you don't like what you hear, then you can move on to wherever you feel you need to go.  Hopefully it won't be MTStars.

My suggestion would be, if you don't fit the sm
hiring criteria for a company but would really like to work for it, ask to take the test anyway, and ask for feedback on the results. If you did well on the test, maybe the company would waive the criteria. However, as you know, it is really better to have the experience before tackling this kind of work at home all alone. Good luck to you!
Did you try the other suggestion and go through
I would suggest getting another job. That's what I did. Here's the interesting thing. Both companies use the same platform, and same line count, yet at OSi I was getting a major cut in the count. Now I'm actually getting paid for what I type and have plenty of work. I was skeptical before I left but appears to be a wise decision.
Thanks for the suggestion. No, (sm)
the disability was not due to a mental health issue. I appreciate your reply.
Actually, your suggestion about going to the
download ExpressScribe, which I believe has a free version, and try to locate a cheaper USB footpedal from E-bay or some such thing. to test, this should be all you need, plus your skills, of course. good luck.

Instead of bellyaching on a public anonymous board about all your company complaints why not address them to the people who pay you to work, then you might get some action for your gripes. 

And... if you are bellyaching on company time when you should be doing your job, shame on you.

Thank you for the suggestion. I will definitely apply and I really appreciate the information. I hope my previous posts did not sound like complaints, they were not meant as complaints. Today is the first day I have posted on this site.
My only suggestion would be
that you insist on a back up account from day 1. While I like working for Keystrokes, I am disappointed at the same time. When I was hired, I was told there would be plenty of work. We run out of work almost daily on the account I am on and I have asked repeatedly for a back up account and so far have not been accommodated.

As for pay, I don't know of any accounts paid double for more than a 2 min dictation. They do usually pay a premium rate for certain types of reports, but I think it can vary from account to account.
Are you suggesting that the poster start a new thread asking what sort of time off others receive with their companies? I don't see how we could possibly know what other co's offer without pursuing other opportunities otherwise.
Here's a suggestion
Talk to OSi first - see if they are willing to see you side and compensate you. Be nice. :) Then if they say, no, you will leave knowing you tried to work it out. If they say yes, you can wait for a calmer moment to decide about leaving...

I worked for them once - left over payroll issues as well.
This has been posted here many times before. Look up and you will see the 'Google' search bar. Make sure the little dot is right next to 'MT Stars'. Type in 'weekly pay' or 'pay weekly' or 'weekly' and you will find your answer.
I have a suggestion
I went through Meditec for my MT training. During that time, they had some kind of medical program put up on their webpage from an outside company that offered three levels of care. The cost was reasonable. The levels had different deductibles. Go to Meditec.com and look in the column on the left side and click on Health and wellness, then scroll down to the bottom of the page for this information. You can click on more information from there for more details of it. I did not use it because I was covered under my husband's plan, but recall thinking it might be a good option if I needed it. Good luck to you and God Bless.

I'm not here to bash or flame, but hope these suggestions will be helpful to you. 

For future reference, it might help a lot to just change your resume to state whether your acute care experience was at a facility or for an online MTSO.  Then state what worktypes and specialties that you did the most often.  It is helpful to be as specific as possible.  It also helps to list your favorite and no so favorite specialties.  For instance, you might have worked all specialties, but don't exactly care for cardiology, while you just LOVE orthopedics and EKG reports.  Then, if the recruiter still asks, I would be concerned that he/she did not understand your resume.

I made these changes to my resume and found it very helpful.  I do still get questions and I go ahead and answer them.  I have to admit, though, that since I have my state of residence clearly written at the top of my resume alongside my name, when one recruiter claimed that I had not provided my state of residence, stating in a rather unfriendly manner that she needed this information before she could do business with me, I ceased all communication with her.


Thanks for the suggestion ... sm
This is actually something I was thinking about just today. I think I may approach my TM about it on Monday. =)
My suggestion sm

My suggestion would be to apply to companies that don't regularly advertise for MT's.  Try local MTSOs.  They seem to pay better and treat their MT's better.  Or, contact hospitals in your area.  Sometimes they have MT's who are homebased.  

My experience has been that national MTSO's promise a lot of things that they can't deliver, like having plenty of work, etc.  They all seem pretty much the same, in my opinion.

Good luck to you!

Just a suggestion
I think the way you were talked to by one of the people on here sounds like she has a problem with bullying. Her problem, not yours. What solved my no work problem was to get two jobs. I work for two companies, one a large national and the other a small mom and pop (yep, they do exist) and when one does not have work, the other most likely does. As to what company to apply to, I would say to read through the adverts, find something that meets your particular likes and needs, and give it a whirl. You might have to adjust hours and fine-tune it a bit, but it is doable. I support my family and have found that having two jobs is the only answer in this economy. In any event, I wish you the very best of luck. Don't let the economy (or the bullies) get you down.
Another suggestion
Use all the tools at your disposable, especially the personal normals others have added. When you get that ESL you find impossible to understand, check and see if someone has a normal for it. Drop it into your report and then edit as you listen to the dictator and change whatever. That's an excellent way to get a handle on these ESLs.
Call Transtech in Houston. Ask to speak to Debbie Hood and explain your situation. Worst case, your name and number will be given to her and she will call you back. If you are really good, you will get a job. They may ask you to test or fill out an application on line or maybe ask you to email your resume but at least call them and get your name and phone number in the pot. You will not be ignored. It may take a few days but don't give up hope please.
Thanks for your suggestion!!
I am looking for a PT IC position. Anyone have a suggestion?
I'd like to work around 20 hours a week on an IC job that pays decent, has easy platform etc.. Anyone help know of such a company that offers this?
I have a suggestion for MT companies looking for MTs
Please try and put some facts regarding employment status on your website. I just spent a lot of time testing for 3 different companies, who neglected to indicate that they hire only ICs. I need employee status and only found out after I had passed the testing and was contacted by either an email attachment or phone call. Looking for another job in this business is very time consuming. The testing can take more than a few hours, all total and then to find out that they only hire ICs is a bit annoying.
Thank you..very good suggestion. :) NM
Suggestion before going "national"
Have you discussed with your employer about piloting a home-based program for your department?

I began my career in a small-town hospital setting. Then, moved to another state and worked home-based for national companies for a few years until my children were older. After moving back to a small town, returned to in-house hospital employee. Within a short period of time I discussed with my HIM director about piloting a home-based program, which was successful -- almost 10 years now. One of our coders is now home-based, and the others will be going home soon.

Hospital bennies are GREAT -- excellent retirement plan; PTO accumulates according to how many hours worked in a 2-week period and length of service.

There are advantages and disadvantages to any job, but I enjoy the flexibility of home-based, no dress code and reduced auto expense, except for required in-house meetings.

Cherry-picking, supv pets, select MTs being praised for quantity rather than quality still going on every day whether in-house or at home, but I try not to let that influence my day.

May God bless you with your decision-making.
Heres a suggestion,,,,,
Maybe save all of your unanswered emails in a folder.  Then, when you get swamped with emails, resend the batch of unanswered ones and ask for a reply.  At least you know they are there at that time. 
Ok, here is my final suggestion

would someone please apply and then post here what they REALLY meant.  For 16 or 18 cpl, I could QUICKLY become a RAD MT with or without experience (everything is relative, you know).  And if they upped it to 20 cpl, i would even take my C-phone and internet connection to Yorba Linda and work there!

So, I will be sitting by my IE just waiting to click on my MTStars link, click on Company Board, and find out that I can soon be making THE BIG BUCKS doing radiology transcription. 

But let's just keep this between us, just IN CASE they only have 3 or 4 positions open, ok?  Deal or No Deal?????


OSI's new suggestion box LOLOL

OSI never has listened to what MT's said and won't start now.  They are old school their way or no way with awfully unqualified people who make all their crazy rules.  I have no faith in OSI at all and am so happy to have 4 different job offers that I will make a decision on this week. 


Suggestion for MTSOs
I think that every account has probably one or two crappy people. In all fairness I think that each MT on shift or on that account should have to do X amount of that doctor. That way every one does a little and no one gets stuck with all of it. So everyone might lose a little production but not enough to devastate. Wouldn't it be nice?