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Thats great. I was hoping for good things

Posted By: Thanks on 2008-11-07
In Reply to: Hils transcription comment - Karen

Which accounts are you working?  Do you like them?  Are you making alot of money?  Does Hils pay on time, every time? 


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Hoping it comes thru for you! Good luck! nm
This is good to hear. I am hoping that I can hang in
until the work picks up... I really don't want to find another situation, although have to admit I have my resume out already just in case... I wish today there were so much work I would work my fingers to the bone, and put some in savings. Been at this a long time and know that I should be doing that. Unfortunately, it has been a rocky 6 months working for another MTSO and promises not kept. So this is a long string of bad events for this MT. Perhaps will take on another IC and wait it out, just want to work, you know, an honest day's work for an honest day's pay sort of thing. :)
Hoping change in CEO is a good thing
The former CEO started this mess, maybe a new one will be a change for the better.
No. Expect good things, and good things will come
Because of all the great things I have heard here - sm
I just finished filling out my paperwork for Futurenet. I have been looking for 3 months, contemplated many offers and turned down many offers. I think this is just what I am looking for.

The autocorrect that you use - is this the feature that is in the word program? I was told that there is a word Expander in their program. Do they mean Autotext? If so, is it easy to use? Thanks!
I heard great things too
which is why I am so hesitant to even consider looking elsewhere. Hope we hear something tomorrow. Feel free to email if you find out anything.
I had heard so many great things about KS too, though

it was mainly only a couple of MTs that posted.  I want to do more than be an MT and I thought KS would be a good company that I could advance with. 

It just did not turn out to be a good experience for me.  They talked a good talk, but they never followed through with the raises or anything else.  I never ever got paid for OT, yet was asked to work extra during my work days and asked to work on my scheduled days off.  I worked because I needed the money, but 8 cpl just wasn't worth it.  I also had a lead that wasn't very good and you might as well have talked to the wall. 

I think there are worse companies out there and if you are coming from MQ they might seem pretty good.  If you go back and reread your post it sounds like it is a no brainer. 

Things are not good there now. Think only hiring for 2nd and 3rd shiifts. Good luck. nmx
The best job in the world! I cannot say enough great things about Keystrokes!!!!! The best there is

Sure there are things that sound great about working for the
I hired on with the local hospital here with the promise of going home. Yeah right!!!! Excuse after excuse after excuse and then I was told that I had to cross train on acute care before I could go home. So, that meant, what, another 6, 8, 10 months? Hahaha, no way. I love my radiology and that is what I want to stick with. I am home, but not with the hospital. And, making more money.
I just love this company! I have only great things to say
about them.  Pay on time, very nice and helpful people, excellent company!
System great, pay good, everything great, but most managers from old Edix, problems, poor people ski
when you are out of work, you are out of luck. If you are good at brown-nosing, are tough enough to be without any self-esteem, and have maybe money coming into the household on the side in case you tick someone off, then you may succeed, for a little while.

Don't ever ask questions or have problems with anything. Don't ever have a problem. Don't think you will have any control over anything you do, either.

A few 'good' managers remained when I left, but the new ones were all from the old Edix, and were completely into numbers, cared nothing for individual MTs...if there is work, you BETTER be working. If there no work, you will hear nothing, no one will help you.
Wow - you all have given me great, great things .. sm
to think about and consider. I know myself well enough that I realize I don't always things through well enough before acting.

I do appreciate everyone's comments - both pro and con. This is exactly why I decided to ask for opinions. Thanks so much for not laughing at me and just saying that a hospital job is always the way to go. I'm pretty sure that I'll apply, and I already feel better prepared. You all are great!
If things are still the same, the owner is great, but you wait a month for your first check ... sm

and the pay is rather low ..... it was by character count ... amounted to about 7-1/2 cpl.... but the work was easy, clinic stuff.  I have no idea what she pays for VR, though.   She is a professional and good to work for.


Good luck!

Good company, great people, good benefits.
Affordable insurance. Good luck!
All good things come to an end.
The gun replaced the bow and arrow. We all know what happened to those feckless fellows who refused to upgrade their hardware.

The automobile replaced the horse and buggy, the farrier and the buggy companies had to specialize or find a new trade.

Technology is a fact of life.

Maybe transcriptionists will be phased out, but life truly does go on, even if you and a few of your friends decide to dig in your heels and refuse to accept it. The awful truth of the matter is that you may eventually be replaced. It's time to think about preparing for the future rather than perseverating on the past.

Nothing but good things to say about them....
I was with them for a  short time.  I saw their add and considered sending my resume.  They are very family oriented and the platform was fantastic.  I love the owner's Dani/Scott.  I can't say anything bad about them...I wish that I was still there but found something more in my field of psyche...
Good things come out of bad....
situations. You had reasons to do what you did, and DH sounds like he was taken by surprise that you did do what you did. It's time to regroup and refocus, and discuss further with DH why what happened ...happened. It's not the end of the world - a new door of opportunity has been opened up for you.
but this is why it's better to post the good things
Take cpl to email.  You can post great things about a company, but once you post how much you make (no matter what company), you are going to upset a lot of people who are inevitably making less than you do.  If you must, post a pay range because you can't say they pay 10 cpl period, because obviously they don't.
I read some good things about DSG.
They have a job opening listed on the job seekers board.
Mostly good things about Axolotl
I checked the archives on this company just a week or so ago and was pleased to find pretty much only good things folks had to say about Axolotl.
Not true. Good things have been said. sm

Actually only one person said anything negative and that was that they didn't pay, but others who have and are working for them countered that and said they do indeed pay.

I started with them last week and am happy so far.  Haven't worked a full pay period so can't say for sure on the pay/don't pay issue. 

They have an office in Texas and an office in India.  If you don't like/want to work for a company that works with India also then it isn't for you, otherwise it has been good for me so far.  The account I am on is pretty easy and I am being very productive.  It is editing and transcription, from what I've seen about 1/3 standard transcription and 2/3 editing VR files.

Hope this helps.

Well, that explains a lot of things - none of them good.

Look in the archives. Not too many good things said.
I have heard good things - sm
I even spoke to the owner on the phone - SUPER nice.  I couldn't take the position right now due to personal reasons but would definitely go with them in the future if need be.  A current employee likes it there that I spoke to.
Lots of good things below about
I just applied and hope to hear from them, the archives and the posts below from some of their MTs looks good.
I heard good things about them, but I have to
I really do not like that Oak site, I have tested through that before and lots of hoops to jump through... I don't know if I have the time to take it, the company would have to be really really worth it for me to take the time to test with that software. Just my 2c.
I've seen mostly good things on here...
I just signed on with them and am excited to get started.  :D 
I have heard only good things about MDI-FL and have talked to the sm
owners myself. They seem to be very nice people who care about their transcriptionists. They are MTs themselves, something that helps in this business.

I know they have grown this past year. They probably found the two or three MTs that move from company to company, always finding fault and always bashing the one they quit or were terminated from. It is just MDI-FL's turn to be bashed. I am sure that most people reading this board take it all with a grain of salt.

If you love the company you work for - stay with them. Obviously you found a great fit. I am fortunate enough to have MTs like love working for us (not saying who I am as I promised my staff I would stay away from here) and fortunate enough to have applicants that don't take the bashing on these boards as gospel.
I've heard good things about both...sm
but which one pays better?  I'm curious to know too as I thought about applying for eMTS.  Let us know.  TIA
agree - most people only have good things to say about MDI-MD
I've head a lot of good things...sm
About Axolotl. Do you happen to have any info. on which specialties they are hiring for? I haven't seen any job ads for them.

I also heard something about them not paying for spaces. Can you comment on that?

Thank you!
I've heard good things about MDI.
Sorry, I'm not part time so that's all I can offer. Felt I should write something as poster below didn't seem to realize this company board is for asking and discussing companies.
Heard good things about Landmark, so went sm
to their website. It states you must work both Saturday and Sunday. I might have read it wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what it said.

I would love a M-F job and wouldn't mind working one weekend day, but not both.
Heard good things about Landmark, so went sm
to their website. It states you must work both Saturday and Sunday. I might have read it wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what it said.

I would love a M-F job and wouldn't mind working one weekend day, but not both.
What kind of changes? I am looking to apply there and have heard good things. I don't want
to go in blind, but all the postings are so vague. Can you give me an example so I can decide for myself?
Your company might stink, but the ExText is one of the best things out there! Good
I cannot say enough good things about Keystroke, not just one month but years
I remember when they were having growing pains and I was with another company and saw them on this board. Lee even got on to defend her company. At least she cared and nothing but good things have happened to this company. She still cares. Recently complaints were of running out of work and needing secondaries, and high insurance. She contacted all MTs and has been working on and from what I understand is correcting all that. She is a hands on owner and appears to deeply care for the Transcriptionist even though she cannot see our faces.

All of my posting is from hands on experiences and if for 2 years I can say this is where I want to retire after all the other companies I have had to go through, I am only trying to help and not post pie in the sky hoopla to rope anyone in. This is a down to earth, straight shooting company that I am sure is in it for profit but deeply cares for the transcriptionists who work for her and not make that profit while we eat 69 cent pot pies because our pay checks are so crummy. it takes time even for a good transcriptionists to get familiar with a new account but if the dictation is fairly distributed (I mean first in, first out, unless other arrangements are made between you and the company) then there is hope and a chance to make a living. I don't think it is fair to complete with your team leaders for dictation because they will always win and you will be left with what they do not want as they have dictation goals too with some nationals along with supposedly helping you. That is my 2 cents.
Do you mean Axolotl? If so, I've heard many good things about them. nm
I have heard good things about New England in the past
don't know if that has changed. I would also throw in a vote for TransTech. After cycling through several other companies, I have finally found a home with Transtech and I am very happy there.
What a shame, I had always heard good things about QT Medical. (sm)
I hope they had been kind enough to forewarn their employees or at least provide severance pay. Good luck to all their people. Many people hiring hope you all find a good home quickly.
I have heard really bad things from QA about our overflow that goes to Amherst. Not good quality and
clients complaining because the MTs that are getting the work are making mistakes and not reading the client profile. Good way to lose accounts.
lots of good technical things, but they outsource overseas
and a lot of their managers are from the old Edix, which is not a good thing, if you want to be treated with respect.

if you do not mind how you are treated, you can do okay. hard getting lines consistently.

my opinion. maybe things have changed, but I have read a lot of negative on here lately.
I have heard nothing but good things about Webmedx, but no personal experience NM
Good for you!!!! I think that is great
I wish i would have had a training opportunity like that!  You go girl!!! 
Great to hear! Good for you!
Spheris, not so great. HS was good.
Hey halfpass...I was there for over 5 years.  I know where you are coming from...I was with HS prior to the buyout myself.  Sad to see how things changed.
Great .. that's good news. Thanks so much. :-) nm

Great, good luck! nm
Thats good and great, always consult a lawyer.
Good company (not absolutely great). Been with
them for almost a year (March will be a year).  Lots of work. Does not offshore.  Pays well. You will read good and bad.  I just have no complaints at this time and I have been doing MT for 16 years.  Good luck in whatever decision you make.