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The minimum is 5500 per week, NOT 6600 per week. I think you made a typo. :)

Posted By: TTecher2 on 2007-08-20
In Reply to: They do want you to work the hours (sm) - TTecher


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No, they did not just raise the minimum at TT. The quota is 5500 per week for FT
and I have not had any problem whatsoever reaching it.

Good luck.
Full time with Transtech is both. 40 hours per week and 5500 lines per week.
150 lph x7-8 hrs or 5500 lines a week for 35 hr min.
Bare minimum? I make over $50,000 a year in 40 hours a week. That is not bare minimum. sm
Bare minimum would be $8 an hour which is $16,640 a year or $10 an hour which is $20,800 a year. I make more than twice that and that is NOT bare minimum.

I worked to get my typing speed to 80 wpm. I worked to get my Expanders user-friendly and plentiful. I am not the fastest because I look up what I do not know, but I am lucky to have a very good memory so if I type it a few times, I do not have to look it up. I keep notes when I run across something I do not know. I am interested in my profession and read the magazines for our profession and network with other transcriptionists during my free time, devoting a minimum of 2 hours per week to networking and learning new things.

I am not the fastest MT, but I am accurate and boiled it down to simple math. I need to transcribe 250 lines per hour for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. At 10cpl, that is 2000 lines a day x 5 days per week x 50 weeks per year. I take 2 weeks off per year during July to visit my grandchildren (unpaid), 1 week a year to vacation with my husband (paid) and 1 week a year to spring clean (paid). I have worked for the same company for 4 years and 8 years for the one before this.

I treat my work hours as work hours and take 1/2 hour for lunch which I do not include in my 8 hours. I pretend that I am working outside the home and do not answer the door, get the mail, do laundry, etc. If I have a good day and go over the 2000, I bank it in my mind for days that are not as good and make sure that I get 10,000 lines each week.

My W2 each year is consistently $50,000. A few years it was higher, but I worked a few weekends, which I no longer do.

It IS possible.
minimum 5000/week
I do 6000, about 1200 per day.
Not really...Minimum of 35 hours per week plus SM
more hours if they need you to work which means no part time.
PT has to be 24 hours a week at 100 LPH minimum.
Minimum line count is 3500/week
Employee MTs with no minimum line counts per week
I was wondering if there are any companies that hire a MT as an employee rather than an IC without a minimum line count per week? I know as an employee you will be required to have a schedule, but I am interested in knowing if anyone works as a employee and does not need to meet a minimum line count per week? Please let me know. Thanks for your help in advance.
I used to work for them part-time -- I think 20 hours/week is the minimum. nm
Told minimum PT was 3500 lines a week; requires 2 weekend days a month nm
Deliveries are only made twice a week.

like these national companies.  The national companies promise it to get the accounts, and hardly ever deliver on that promise.  I do not deliver pizza or I'd be on a different board called PizzaStars! 

Tapes are old fashioned, but the money still is green and spends like digital money! 

$900 ppd is not going to cut it with me. I made a heck of a lot more than that in a 2-week period.
are having problems reaching that magical number (from prior posts). I can't live on $1800 a month, that is LOW PAY!
Doing great! Made more money in one week at TT than I did in a whole month
at previous job!
Made my line count from day 1 and off QA on FOUR accounts first week sm
Yes and it is the truth, thank you very much. I did get my line counts from DAY ONE. Getting to 1100 is easy, it is getting from 1500 to 2000 that is real work.

I would say that 2000 lines a day is DOABLE. Week one, made my 5500 lines. New pay period, have 12,000 for 2 weeks. I am shooting for 100 lines a day more each week until I hit 1500 lines a day, every day. I will then increase by 50 lines a day until I am at 1700 to 1800 every day. This is where my budget tells me I need to go.

I also work an IC position in addition to TT. I have about 500 lines a day there, just put in an hour or two, rarely three and for now, I need the money.

TT is wonderful in many ways. I often find errors from other MTs in old reports being from the month I have been there. Some are not as careful as they should be and are after line counts. I am after line counts too, but it was not my first goal, getting of QA was my first goal. That and I give a flying crap about my work! It would be good if they did audit after an MT is off of QA or if we had a system to report errors we find, but there aren't these things. Oh well.

They treat me nice and have lots of work. THAT is my business, not the way the company is run or what they do.
Happy Friday email LOL No $$$$$ made all week !! !!

How in the world could mgmt put out an email titled Happy Friday when we have had NO WORK for weeks and weeks now.  We can always look forward to such emails on Friday.

Same ole stuff about new accounts coming onboard between now and December, but what about PAYING OUR BILLS IN THE MEANTIME.  We have been LOW to NOW WORK for a VERY LONG time now.  Going deeper and deeper in a hole financially.  How is your paycheck, mgmt????

Made 1200-1600 per week paid on a gross line for 5 years!
It CAN be done. The key is either a really high line rate or canned text over and over again with very small accounts. I had a little of both and then some harder stuff thrown in. It also helps if you work like you are on fire most of the day. Needless to say, that gravy train ran out of juice and now I am back to *normal* pay of around $750 per week at another company. SO many variables out there with the *how much do you make?* question.
Nope .. email on 1/18 promised "within the next week." Here we are, 1 week later and no info.
u made 300 a week? That's more than I made there.
But no work, no pay. Nice ppl, they really are, some of the nicest in the business. Just can't communicate to save their lives and the recruiters are lying dogs.

I'd say if you're looking for part-time work, as in less than 20 hrs a week's worth of work, then this place is for you. Use them as ur backup. Because guaranteed that's all they're using you for.

i clear over 800 a week, 40/week; 30+ year experience. (nm)
I get my paycheck every week - that is enough for me! Happy MT week everybody! nm
I got laid off for MT Week. Happy MT Week to me!
Good last week - Slow this week.
I hope this is not an indication of things to come.  I am getting 1,200 lines a day but it is taking me all day to do it.  We seem to be out of work from 9-12 every day this week.  Hope things pick up after Labor Day.
16 hours a week or 8 a week and get
401 K.
Why would anyone work 8 hours a week. The poster above said 16 or 24 hours a week.
I made a typo. It should be buy, not by.
It was late and I made a typo. When you
start signing my paycheck, then I will worry about typos on this board. Get a life!
..and yes I made a typo up there. It is early. :-P
When I was hired, no mention was made of a minimum
line commitment. I have seen line commitments on my account ranging from 250 lpd up to 2,000 lpd. If you decide to apply and hear back from them, I would ask the recruiter that you talk with. I'm considered PT and don't do 2,000 lpd. If I remember correctly (don't quote me on this :o)), I believe I was told that FT was someone that did 6,000 lines per week. As we are SE's, there are no benefits whether PT or FT. I don't know if there is a difference in the pay scale regarding PT vs FT or lpd commitment. What I make works for me. I was hired and offered pay based on my years of experience, and all I know is that I was hired making more than what I had been making after 12 yrs at my prior company. I'm a very happy camper and don't worry about making less or more than someone else. I'm very happy with what I'm making - unheard of compared to what I have seen being offered at most companies :o)
I, too, so frustrated with TT NO WORK that I made typo


No reason to talk to them.  They talk to us via email about NO WORK.  Flex, flex, flex . . . overnight, into EVERY weekend, and then absolutely impossible to get line counts required.

Hate it when these companies OVERHIRE for a supposed account coming onboard and another company picks up the account from them! ! ! ! !   And we MT's continue with overhired MT's and NO WORK.

I, too, so frustrated with TT NO WORK that I made typo


No reason to talk to them.  They talk to us via email about NO WORK.  Flex, flex, flex . . . overnight, into EVERY weekend, and then absolutely impossible to get line counts required.  Something like the saying, TT is counting their chickens before they hatch NOT even thinking one thing about the MT's who have been sticking by them and continuing to pay their SALARIES while we cannot even get paid our OWN salaries, because we are PER LINE/PIECE WORK employees. 

Those TT employees who work in the office and those mgmt-type people who work from home HAVE NEVER MISSED A PENNY from THEIR paychecks, when we are constantly getting LOWER AND LOWER paychecks due to their OVERHIRE.

Hate it when these companies OVERHIRE for a supposed account coming onboard and another company picks up the account from them! ! ! ! !   And we MT's continue with overhired MT's and NO WORK.

sorry, I made a typo in haste and anger, it is 'agreed', not 'agrred'..nm
MQ--week end pay

i think the NE is the only region that does not pay for week end and holiday pay. the Ohio office offers not only week end and holiday pay, but also shift differntial pay--and this is all without asking plus the MT's that were transferred there are getting all the lines they need and to top that off, they are in ONE acct, not like 4 or 5 in the NE


that is why it is a great office to be working with--

First week on DQS.. Please tell me it gets better. (sm)

It was only for half the payperiod, but WOW.  When I finally did a count to see how much I had done it was a real surprise.  I know I still have to look up instructions now and again and need to keep building my shortcuts, hope to heck I don't go bankrupt before I get it down to an art.

How long did it take the rest of you to get up to speed? 

About a week or two
I actually cannot remember but I think it was a week or two.....

This is the end of my first week
All kinds of problems, very discouraged, tech problems.
last week....
they stopped taking aps/resumes because they had a lot (mtjobs). now they are hiring again. i went ahead and applied but makes me wonder what they are really looking for because of the notice they had about not taking anymore, and then all of a sudden they are.
But they say they pay once a week.
Dont they?
More week this week than last week, which
suprised me.   I thought maybe some practices would have scaled back for Spring Break/Easter, but if they have, several MTs must have taken off too as we are nearly out of TAT and I have been doing an extra 600 lines a day. 
MT week
MT week is May 14-20
mt week
you can see what the MTs at Heartland got for Transcriptionist week!!
Like they would have done anything for us for MT week anyway. lol nm
MT Week
WebMedX sent candyjar filled with chocolate kisses and midge tootie rolls.  Quite cute!
What did you do for your MTs for MT Week?
Me 2 - per week,not every 2
800$ week??
Man, tell me which company I can make that much and I'll apply ASAP!!!! YEA RIGHT!!!!!
About a week
The offer letter was faxed the next day, as were initial startup paperwork. The foot pedal arrived in 2 days, I think. The software was installed by their IT department the next day. All in all, I think it only took about a week.

Welcome to Keystrokes!
About a week
I received the job offer, had to fill out/sign and fax back all of the paperwork that they e-mailed me, and then I had to wait for them to ship me my equipment. The whole process took a week, and then I started.
I'm going into my 3rd week
I like it.. some things are not the most convenient, but every company has quirks. I am not ready to go postal, so that is a good thing. :) We will wait and see what the paycheck looks like.
About a week but it took about
two weeks to get equipment, ID from hospital and then another week before training began.  But everyone has different experiences.  Good luck!
Also a week here
They contacted me the same day that I sent in my resume, and it took a week from that day to start.