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The company should pay its share..

Posted By: still2much on 2005-12-27
In Reply to: Right now, I pay 100% but it is only sm - Not Mgmt but Employee

now THAT'S a benefit.

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Could you share the name of the company
either on the board or privately? I only ask because I'm currently looking for some fill-in work and have been doing some tests. They're involved and take time, as you know, and if that's all they're offering after all that, I'm wondering what company because I want to steer clear. I have a test sitting waiting for me to do it, but maybe it's the same company?
So why not share the company name . . .
and save the rest of us from the potential agony.
Would you care to share the name of the company?
and any other specifics like line rate range?
How can I check this, and can you share the name of the 2nd company? nm
Care to share the name of the company?

Is it a National?  How many MTs (educated guess is fine).  You can E-Mail me if you prefer.  I am just curious to find out how many companies have MT friendly QA staff.  Thanks. 

I share your grief over the same company sm
I finally decided that since I need the insurance at this point I will keep a part time job. I have been spending so much of my day waiting on work or stuck in something that doesn't make any money. I think they hire so that everyone can only have their minimum and nothing more. The push for speech is really getting to me, especially since the program is not very good. I keep hearing how I can double my income if I will just move to speech. Hardly. Then again, I am the kind of MT who sets up the document, but once in it I can put my foot on the pedal and rarely take it off. I can type much faster than I can edit a voice document. Add to this that the voice stuff is not actually being edited at all and it looks like what my pup leaves in the yard.

I found a company whose philosophy is that VR is a joke and they won't be going there. I start this week and if I prefer it, I'll find my own insurance and go to work for them full time. Seems if you work full time you don't have to work weekends there.

I was one of those who praised this company and I apologize to all of you. I wish I had kept my mouth shut.
Would you care to share the name of the company
What a total rip-off.
Please share the name of the company so others may investigate this opportunity!

Yes, if I ever find a company who will do it I will certainly share the info. :)
Can you share what small company you found (sm)
that offers benefits (even if it is more costly).  It seems that all I have talked to don't offer any and I can't afford to go without health insurance.  Thank you so much in advance.
I hope you'll share the NAME OF THE COMPANY
I know I certainly wouldn't want to make the mistake of ever applying for a job there!
I just went broke because of a company and would love to share their name

We take a job expecting some semblance of constancy. We are not teenagers living at home.

And I have yet to meet an MT who does this for free, as a hobby, 40 hours a week.

Here we are, in the U.S., where insurance is expensive, the economy is mutilated and dirt cheap labor is just across the deep blue sea.

Some whine more than others but this Gourdpainter, I have been reading her for a long time, and from the tone of her posts, she is not a (an?) habitual complainer. She is helpful and considerate in her posts to new MTs and others who have a question.

United we Stand, Divided we Fall.

Just like the coal miners back in Pennsylvania, the company will let you eat coal dust all day long to save themselves the cost of ventilation, and then fight to not have to pay for the medical costs of an aging coal miner with black lung and ashen colored skin. No one made him go down there, I know, I know, but a man has got to feed his family. Work is work, you take what your skills will get you.

Fair enough - Some huge corporation is going to sue someone over a thread on the internet. This is about the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. Have you read message forums elsewhere on here? There are disparaging remarks made about everything under the sun.

Word of mouth travels far and wide, and so does the truth.

So give us a break and let us make enough money to live a respectable life in this job which we do with steadfast dedication if we make it over 3 years.

Kindness reaps kindness. Consideration for the MT - For instance:

Supervisor: Gee Susie, work load is light these days, and your paycheck reflects that. How are you doing? Are you able to make ends meet? How can we remedy this in house or outside of this company so you can have an income you can rely on?

MT: Thank you. I would appreciate that very much. I am down to a few nickels after I pay the bills and am beside myself with worry. The anxiety sends me to MTstars where I vent in hopes of finding others who understand the DREAD AND FEAR I AM EXPERIENCING because I WORK ALONE ALL DAY LONG,without my comrades to take breaks with or have lunch with WHERE THIS TYPE OF VERBAL EXCHANGE WOULD ORDINARILY TAKE PLACE.

I love the company I work for and I just wanted to share
that with you all so that if you are not happy, realize there is hope out there.  I worked for Healthscribe/Spheris for over 2 years until I found this position.  I am a SE for MDI out of Maryland and I make 10 cents per 65 character line including spaces.  This is a great smaller company that does not offshore.  I am left alone to do my work but I have somebody there if I need any questions answered, etc.  QA is wonderful too.  They didn't dump me into an account full time, they let you ease into your account over a 2 week period doing 5 reports a day so you can work your other job until you are taken off of QA.  I was off QA in a week.  My account is great, the platform is great (Bayscribe), production Expander is user friendly.  For all you unhappy MTs, there is hope out there. 
Any OSI radiology MTs care to share your experience with this company?
MedScribe, anyone work for this company that is willing to share your opinion???
I just tested and sent my resume, but I'm in the process of looking at several companies and trying to sort things out.  ty
Needed on PTC or Professional Transcription Company. Please Share!
Do tell. I find it interesting in what some people like and dislike in a company. Could you share
more about your experience...
Of course company doesnt feel compelled to share this info. Is there anyone there who would be
Would anyone like to share their
on what to use for the different variations of words. TIA
Could you share what the pay is like and do you know..
how much experience is required.. I have 5 years of acute care with 1 year of that in radiology, but I feel very confident about my radiology..
and say I have done my share. Actually I have done more than
my share.  In greater than 5 years I have yet to call in sick, have worked sick many times, have not taken off without at least a months notice.  I earned a vacation and I don't feel guilty about taking one.  I have worked extra every time it was needed, I have taken a day off when asked to because there was no work.   I get tired of hearing we have no choice.  There are/were other options available.   I noticed from the e-mail addy listed in the e-mail that several people are no longer there (that had been there for years) and there are a bunch of new people. 
At MDI-MD, can someone share with me how .. sm
many LPH you can average?  I realize there are a lot of variables but it would help me to have some feedback if anyone would care to share what has been their experience.  Thanks. 
Would you share?
Would you mind sharing the names of the companies you are working for, as I am looking for part time work , as my current part-time job is slowing down with new technology.  Thanks. 
can you share
this sounds good, can you share the company name?
Would someone please share
info regarding p.r.n. Transcription and Phoenix Medcom, please.  They both have ads on job board and would like to apply, but first would like to know a bit about these companies.  I have done a search, but haven't come up with anything that is very recent.  Thanks for your help.
Yes, please share...
Do you do a lot of ASR? My accounts are increasingly becoming ASR. Last week I had over 12,000 lines but only 900 were straight transcription.
Yes, please share.

Can you share how much they pay for VR?
Just curious. I currently get 5.5 cpl so if they are close to that, I might look into them.
please share
email, post, anything. 
Please share...
why you feel it is the best. Thank you.
I will share...sm

PER LINE: 0.075 cpl straight transcription

I have tried to get info before on pay and it turned out a lot of MTs won't give out that info. Good luck.
Yes. Please share.
if not here in broad daylight, could you consider an anonymous email reply? Inquiring minds want to know.
Had to share

OK remember the 1 cpl line thing?  Well get this, a friend of mine just called and was offered 0.0085 cpl.  I am not even sure if I am writing this correct, but it's LESS THAN 1 cpl!!!!  It was for the first 2 weeks and then she would get bumped up to 2 cpl.  We were laughing so hard, I had tears streaming down my face!!  Is this even legal?  I kept asking her if she was sure and if it was supposed to be 8-1/2 cpl, but NO she was sure and even kept asking them if they were sure.  I can't even be mad anymore.  It is just becoming hysterical like we are all part of a practical joke.  Anyway I went to themtdepot.com and cast a vote about line rates.  Won't do much of anything I know, but it's all I know to do.  I have tried to come up with something.  What can we do?   I'm starting an onsite position at a local clinic, hourly, PT, but I still want to work at home too.  So frustrating! 

Oh by the way, the job she applied with isn't a regular posted job here!

Can you share
the emails with us? They didn't give their emails out at my conference call.
Rosie...could you share how many (sm)
lines per hour you are up to now? I have heard their platform is fabulous and it is easy to get the lines once you get used to your account. Do tell...thanks!
Anything to share about ScribeRight?
How are they?  Any info appreciated!
Please don't think we all share this attitude. sm
First of all, I'm not saying I'm in favor of offshoring MT work. On the other hand, Kasmir, it's not YOU that any one of us should be angry at. I've talked with many MTs from India, and they're basically the same as us. They're nice people, trying to do their job and provide for their family. I don't have a problem with that. And out of all of my dealings with people from India, and I've worked with many at a previous company, I have always found Indian people to be very polite and respectful, with never a bad word to say and always a positive attitude.

I just thought maybe you needed to hear some encouraging words in the middle of all of this. :)
I'm there presently too..can you share
Even just the first initial would help me know if it might be the same as my account which is always low lately.
Can you share where you get this insurance? sm
We are four as well with myself, my DH and two DDs. My husband's insurance is $850 a month for all of us and mine is $430 (Keystrokes). I like the coverage but I would love it more if it were half the cost. Can you share?
Well you should share with the rest of us then.
his employer and we pay over $600 a month out of his check for it and his employer pays part of it too.  When I worked in a hospital I had great insurance for a little of nothing.  I have kept in touch with my friends from the hospital who still work there and they tell me that is no longer the case.  They pay a lot now for insurance that is not very good. 
Will share via e-mail.



TransHealth: Can you share? Please SM

Hi! I've done a board search and have spoken to another person about TransHealth.  Seems like a decent company and am thinking about applying.  May I ask a few specific questions (if you'd rather not answer on the board, I included my e-mail above).

1.  Are you happy there?  Do you feel respected and part of the team?

2.  Is the pay competitive to what other companies are offering (i.e., 8 to 10 cpl including spaces)?

3.  Is the platform user friendly?

4.  Can you use your own shortcut program like ShortHand or can you only use their proprietary program (if they have one)?  If so, will they try to help you convert your word list to their format?

5.  Are the benefits worth the cost?  Someone very kindly explained their benefits--and they sound great--just wondering what your personal experience is.  When do benefits kick in?

6.  I read on the board that they require 12,500 lines per pay period.  Is that easily achievable (meaning, is there work available, are the dictators fairly coherent, etc.)?

7.  Is the verbal quiz/interview pretty easy/basic if you know your stuff?

8.  Finally, are they very firm about start/stop times, or can you work your full 8-hour shift in a 12-hour window (for example)?

Sorry I have so many questions...please feel free to answer any of them (and not feel obligated to answer them all!). :o)

Thank you so much,


Please share what you are speaking of.
Sale to whom?
I've done MORE than my share - (sm)
Please help out a little this weekend.  Please pitch in.  That goes so far, and then you are behind this computer 24/7 and there is no additional pay for helping out - no overtime, no bonus, nada.  I've had my fill, sorry.  Now with a new company who pays extra for weekends if you want to work.  No more freebies for me. 
Would you share where you found it? sm
I've been scouring the IRS website and others trying to find something in writing for myself and not comping up with want I'm looking for. I'd really appreciate it....or at least direction on where to look.
To Have Tons To Share
Don't see your e-mail - can you send again? Thanks
Wish they would share this work with
everyone - I'm out of work, just sitting here again. I ask for backup accounts, because I'm willing to type anything, and always get the work is low everywhere answer. Wish these new accounts would get going already.
Transcend. Anyone want to share about them?

How is the health insurance and about how much does it cost for family plan? 


Exactly.. I'm happy to do my share, but this
really feels like a slap in the face. I've never felt abandoned by OSi before, but this is coming close. I really don't understand this at all.
Would someone share with me about how much Transcend's
I could go with either family or employee/spouse. Also is it still BC/BS? Thanks a bunch!
Would anyone please share info
According to their website it appears as if they hire newbies that graduated from one of the top schools, which I did.  I would appreciate any info about them.  Thanks.