The companies are selling America out we're
Posted By: just trying to eat -nm on 2008-09-22
In Reply to: So you;re willing to sell America out - fatcat
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So, then, you're selling your knowledge
More output for the same pay means nothing more or less than that each line of knowledge (because that's what it is) is going for a lower price.
The value of VR to the client should not be price, but time. When price is the value proposition for VR, knowledge is being offered at a discount. It is positively idiotic for MTSOs to sell VR using price as the value proposition. The appropriate value proposition is TIME because VR should permit shorter turnarounds.
The question is, do MTSO's actually charge less for lines produced by VR? I'm not sure. If they do, they're giving away the store (and forcing the knowledge workers to discount their input).
I think you're giving all these companies the same grade and that (sm)
is not the case. There are some that will rip you off, change your pay, etc. like one mentioned above on this board. There are other evil ones who will intimidate to get their work done and others who will tell you how fantastic you are and give raises.
Anyway, I've worked for enough companies and found a world of difference and found some companies to be intolerable.
Can't anyone give the OP the names of any companies? They aren't asking for a psychology lesson, they are looking to make a paycheck.
What companies cut you off at 40 hrs if you're a FT employee? Any places let you do as much as
You're both missing the point. The companies
are breaking IRS laws when they do this. Employees are provided equipment; ICs provide their own. I know mechanics, and it works the same way with them. They may choose to own their own tools out of preference or so they can do work outside their employee job, but in an employee setting they are provided.
:-) If you're not happy there, there are hundreds of other companies.
Truth: There is no Lanier equipment on my account; there obviously still is on yours.
Truth: If you don't want to work extra, you don't have to, and you can't say that you have been forced to. Yes, naturally, if the account is behind, the owner is going to ask for folks to help out if they are available.
Truth: Contact with the recruiter virtually ceases after your initial QA period unless you just want to email to chat.
The recruiter also is responsible for putting a team together for starting new accounts, but after the account is up and running, the recruiter has nothing to do with the day-to-day operation of the account. I have been involved in 2 new account start-ups myself (by invitation and with my agreement), and the client specs have been updated as issues came up and were addressed.
I concur with the other poster who suggested that you contact Dorothy with concerns about the recruiter (although, if you're off QA, why is that even an issue?) and your account liaisons with concerns about not having updated account specs.
Meantime, I'll get back to work. :) If any readers would like to email with specific questions, please feel free.
Goodness, they're both awful companies. Why compare them at all?
maybe we're hoping companies listen up when setting
next year's goals...
Obviously, you're all nice people - both companies are blessed to have you
I've seen so many ugly remarks on this website that I was actually afraid to even post for opinions - but each and every one of you have been honest and most of all respectful. I didn't get the response - look in the archives. I think that is a rude and nonchalant response. To answer the question and give YOUR opinion, shows concern. This is a difficult field and somehow instead of cutting each other down, we need to pull together. I'm taking this opportunity to thank each one of you who took the time to respond.
They're not listed on MTD's Companies list. Maybe do a Yahoo search? nm
pls email me more details about your service and clients (type of transcription), etc.
Sold to who? I don't know what you're referring to. Thanks in advance for clarifying.
Not sure who they are selling to but...sm
another national has offered us jobs with them and I don't think they are the right fit for me.
Has anyone out there heard anything about medquist selling the company??
Thanks for any info.
Selling business sm
Can you email me your contact info?
Difference in selling and just closing down
I can understand if there were legal issues regarding the sale of a company, but rumor has it that QT is just calling it quits, I would not think there would be any legal reason not to tell anyone, maybe they are just trying to prevent the MTs from leaving before the account has terminated. Still from what I read, most of the MTs would not go until the account was gone and the doors were shut, so I think it would more professional if QT told their transcriptionists what was going on.
No mention of selling, just that they won't have work for for me
Never heard of them. Who are they selling to? Is MQ starting that again? nm
Watch out selling them short...
you just might find another job which you think is better, and guess what, you've made a mistake and want to go back. By then you are stressed out and sorry for second-guessing. Take advice from someone who has been there and done that. Good luck whatever you decide to do, only hoping you save yourself grief. :)
No. We use DocuScribe and have no intentions of selling to MQ. sm
They have a separate department for technology, used to be Lanier, and they keep it separate. It is the same as using WebChartMD or EmDat. We pay what we use.
And with so many smaller MTSOs selling out
to larger MTSOs with no warning, it certainly justifies our being suspicious and expecting the worse possible outcome.
I don't know about D...her silence during this entire month-long famine has made me second-guess my opinion of many of those at MDI-MD whom I previously thought very highly of. While selling MDI-MD wouldn't make her dishonest per se, at this point it feels like she is selling out her dedicated MTs.
I was completely exasperated with her email this morning which made no mention of any of our concerns and instead acted like it was regular Happy MDI Wednesday.
The lack of acknowledgement that there is a problem on more than one account just flabbergasts me.
thinking about selling my transcription service
and just wondering if any one has any opinion on interest in that. The person owning the company would make a minimum of $82,500 a year, running the business and doing some transcribing part time. It would be very easy to do some marketing and bring in some new accounts, which could easily push that 82500 to over 100000 a year. I have repetitive stress injury and my doctor has told me I need to find something else to do. I was thinking if there was an MT or a group of MT's (the company is incorporated so shares can be sold) that would like to get together, they can eliminate the middle man, earn retail price for their lines and establish job security, not to mention satisfaction. Price would be around $250,000 but like I said, a group of people could go together to cover that and with a little work in marketing, it could be paid off in three years. The business is about 10 years old and to the point where it is generating its own referrals. It could really go places if someone wanted to spend a little time marketing to a few new hospitals. Any one have any thoughts on this.
Proscript does not offshore - one of their selling points. nm
Speaking of selling QT to the Indian company. NM
I say be aggressive... You are selling your services and need to let them know you are confident
I just accepted a position after turning down 3 because they were not exactly what I wanted. If you are pateint and know exactly what you want, you can usually get it, (unless of course you want to transcribe for a doctor who speaks clear english, spells the hard words, talks really slow, but not too slow, and acutally realizes you are on the other side of the earphones ----- I can dream can't I??)
Politicians get money for selling us down river. How
Depends if it involves selling, bothering - sm
all your friends, family, friends of friends, etc. then NO. It is is something that is done at home or in an office w/o cold calls, etc., again no selling, then yes. My neighbor got sucked into a demo of that cookware that is so great but super expensive, something in the base, forget the name, needless to say she did not get into it, it was crazy what they expected you to do and foot the bill for as well. -- Personally I hate selling and obviously do not have an apptitude or attitude for it.
This sounds like one the MTSOs who got rich from selling
their company. You need to live in the real world sometime and see what you can do without. Your beer and champagne will be gone, but so will the steaks, lobster, and even a fresh vegetable unless you grow them. Even better, try giving up some other things - aspirin, ibuprofen, kleenex, vitamins they recommend you take daily, doctors visits, dental care.
Sorry, LMAO, I never want to meet you or be around you. You are evil.
I can't paint worth a you-know-what but I'm in on that Caribbean crap selling gig ... let's
I wonder if those places ABC was talking about selling bulk identity theft...
information online with the internet could be getting the information from health records overseas. The identity theft is sold in bulk to bidders on the internet from overseas. ABC I think had a special on it but never did identify where all of this information was gleaned. Something to consider I guess
That's good news. I love Keystrokes, and I hate to think of them selling. sm
The people are great, and I truly feel that I have finally found a home. Still, business is business. I have a friend who has been with Transcend for years and is very happy there, but I want no part of it. I plan on working until I'm 70, so I'm crossing my fingers that the bottom does fall out for me before then.
Yep, it's for selling some kind of health supplements from home, like an Amway organization. nm
InterPro Medical...Hope this doesn't appear to be selling soul to devil.... but
I am seriously considering working for InterPro (a company owned by India that outsources). Never thought I would, but I see they have BCBS insurance which starts in 30 days of employment, and other good benefits. I am a diabetic with hypertension and paying almost $400.00 a month for Cobra health insurance, which will expire soon, thus will be left uninsured. I've tried getting individual insurance, but no one will ensure because of my health problems. Can anyone give me some specs on InterPro, i.e. current employees, etc.., or any other companies where insurance goes in effect 30 days of employment.
Keystrokes is not for sale at this time, and there are no plans for selling in the foreseeable futu
This is a rumor started by someone for absolutely no reason. There are a few companies out there who have approached Keystrokes about selling and have been turned down. A few have been very agressive and do not like to hear the word no.
The company has been growing steadily for the past 10 years and has agressive growth plans in place for the next 5 years.
If you have any questions, contact one of the owners or member of the management team directly. They will answer your questions.
This is just another example of someone trying to stir the pot.
Not every company is for sale, at any price. Although that may change in the future for the owners of Keystrokes, right now they enjoy growing the company and improving on what they have built. It will be several years before the idea of selling would be entertained.
P&G forced my sister to stop selling Mary Kay in her spare time...gotta SM!
This was years ago way before P&G even owned Revlon. It's not like my sister wore a white coat and created cosmetic formulas. She was a RECEPTIONIST!!! The Suits at P&G told her to make a choice because they didn't need an employee working for the competition...Give me a break!
BTW, the ONLY reason my sister even sold the MK was so she could get it 1/2 price.
Whatever you do on YOUR time is YOUR business!! (As long as no laws are being broken or ppl getting hurt)IMO
Check Monster, CareerBuilder, MedHunters.com. Check with the companies you see listed if they're
Do they allow dial-up? Thanks.
Another one I passed through a few years ago. Didn't suit me. They are/used to be big offshorers.
has anyone heard of this company? how are they in terms of pay, schedule, etc.?
Did anyone receive a response in regards to the rsdiology opening? TIA.
I worked for them years ago. I only stayed 30 days because they had no work. They insisted on training in-house with them for a week, and then when I got home I ran out of work every day. They only had one hospital account - the rest were doctors' offices. This was about 6-7 yrs ago. Ask lots of questions You know how productive you are and how much work you need. Trust your instincts. One hospital account is not enough for a good MT. I can't imagine anyone is insisting on in-house training in this day and age, but any good MT should be able to connect herself and learn the technical aspects of an account remotely in, like...an hour.
I am looking for info on DTS America such as pay, plenty of work, benefits and how they treat you. I did see the one post about outsourcing to India, is this still their practice?
Have you ever seen in America...
Have you seen how chickens, cows and pigs are treated as livestock in our country? Or how they are killed before being served up as Grade A American? Ever seen live chickens dunked into boiling water to scald their feathers off? It's not a pretty picture, no matter what animal or country!
Anyone currently working there that I can chat with, if so please email me. Thanks
DTS of America
When I first started, they were great. When mgnt changed, it became the almighty $$. I and several of my MT friends lost our jobs b/c they outsourced the work to India, lied about it, said there was no work, when there was work. One account they still have, that I worked on was Vanderbilt University Hospital, which is a HUGE teaching hospital and is the trauma center. How can Vandy be out of work? It is a a joke that they're named DTS OF AMERICA when work is outsourced overseas. You can e-mail me privately if you wish.
I worked for DTS America for about a year. They changed the way they count lines, which caused the pay to drop about 20%. We were no longer able to keep track of our own lines, as they did not provide the software for that. I worked on trauma with quality of 98.5 or better. Eventually, I was making less than $6 per hour. They were constantly running out of work (read giving it to India). They required us to check the queue for work every 15 minutes, sometimes all day long! My state government lodged a complaint, and I was fired.
Does anyone have any info on DTS America?
Does anyone have any current information about DTS America QA positions? Do they have plenty of work? Do they pay on time? Are their QA positions paid hourly or by the line? I know they outsource. Do they hire IC or employee? Thanks in advance for any information.
Can anyone give me information regarding DTS America? Do they pay on time? Do they have plenty of work? Do they offer flexible scheduling? I would appreciate any information, good or bad.
DTS America in TN
The DTS America that I am looking at is in Brentwood, TN also.
Does anyone have any information on DTS America? Thanks in advance...
DTS America SM
Offers medical effective first of the month following hire, which in my case was three days, as i started on the 28th of the month.
I am not sure if they are hiring currently, but so far I love the company, and the accounts are not too difficult to learn at all