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They definitely rip you off with your line count. Figured this out long ago and quit long ago

Posted By: for that reason too!! on 2005-11-10
In Reply to: softscript - anonymous


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How long to get MQ line count up...
I was hired several weeks ago but ended up waiting about two weeks after sending in my contract to even start (their doing not mine). My training period ended today. I've only been working two weeks but according to the contract should've been working four weeks already. Are they going to expect me to hit my line count this early on when I started later than expected? I seem to be getting some of the same awful dictators over and over again on top of this being my first time in acute care. I honestly don't think I'll be able to reach my line count next pay period because I only got halfway there this pay period. Thoughts?
You know, I never actually counted my lines myself, I just always figured my company's line count
Boy was I wrong!  I just went through and totaled all of my lines, then compared them to the line counter, and guess what!  It's wrong!  Can you guess who I work for?  SOFTSCRIPT!!! 
Any Spheris MTs who have quit, how long did it take to get deposit SM
for computer back?
We had a ton of people in our office quit because of the low line count on DQS when switched from
another DOS platform to DQS. Same account, same doctors LESS lines.
No problem :) No matter how long, it is too long for me - I am broke the day after payday. Kids wi
do that to you!

I know that they have worked very hard to make sure that checks are never late and I can say that in the past two years, I have had one problem (2 days late) and in the past 18 months, they have all been on payday and perfect.

I know that there are a lot of hard feelings in MT in general. I also know firsthand (and I am not mgmt) how hard KS has worked to get things going good.

I would not want to walk in an MTSO's shoes for any amount of money, but that's just me. I like to finish my work for the day, forget about work when not working and get paid on payday. I never want the other things that go with mgmt or owning a company of any kind :)
How long does the MQ on-line test take? Does it
How long does it usually take line counts to be
That is like asking how long is a string. Top line is whatever you can get.
What really sucks is that I looked for a LONG, long time -sm
before joining DRC - wanted a highly reputable, not-too-big co. that was LOCAL, and that treated its MTs humanely. I'm very happy with DRC & had planned to stay with them permanently.
How long does it take Webmedx to respond to an on line app? (sm)

Just sent it off Friday, so I guess it could take a couple of days.  I am just ready to make the leap and I think I am leaning towards this company.  They sound pretty good from their ad and I see few/if any negative posts about them.

Just curious how long the whole process will take from application to testing to potential hiring and beginning work.  Any input? 

How long does it take Webmedx to respond to an on line app? (sm)

Sent in the initial application, got an immediate E-mail with some different questions on it which I submitted 2 days ago. 

Really want to work for this company part time for now, possibly full time later. 

Any info appreciated.

I typed on a line that long way back when. Would NEVER do it again. Takes forever
Long, long history of not paying...and
similar posts have been made here in the past few months. Everyone thinks they will be different, and then they end up coming back here to warn others that they don't pay.
Where is this information coming from about new MQ line rates? I'm a long-time MQer and have nev
You'll work as an employee, not IC. Need your own C-phone and pay for your own long distance line
Low line counts; paying long distance; getting crap work skipped by others.
but those were long, long lines for
most of the reports. You could make more with a 65-character line count.
WMX - line count. Was working along and noted line count accumulation (sm)

signed off the report I was typing.  Those lines didn't add immediately, but sometimes they do that.  What concerns me is that when I signed that job off and the next one came up, not only were the other lines not added in but they were LESS than they were before I signed off previous job.

I thought I noticed this happening the other day, but figured I just wasn't paying attention.  Today I definitely noticed it.  For some reason it changed it's mind and took 8 lines off my line count.  What the heck? 

Am not really ecstatic with the way things are going anyway  and then this confuses me. 

Please, someone have a realistic explanation so I don't feel paranoid and cheated here. 

Then company should set line count per day with incentives for above that. If get line count done
Years ago figured 10 words/line at .01 cpl gave us
Line counts - the lower the line count requirements
the harder the account and problems with trying to get production off the platform the company uses.
NEVER believe the company line. Do line count for yourself.
I got 9 and 5/7 averaged out 6.7 line I quit
anyone who has been in the biz long enough should know sm
that summer time is usually slow.  This has been my experience, anyway.  I'm glad I gave MQ a chance, it's worked out wonderfully!
How long ago were you with them?
And how long did you stay with them?  Thx.
well it was certainly not that long ago.
This is just the truth.  I think people should be aware of things that have happened.  She probably won't have any problems, but it does happen. 
How long did it take

after submitting your resume before you heard from them? 

Thanks. May I ask how long ago that was
and possibly why you left, issues with company?
how long have you been there.....
are they going VR?  How long did it take you to get used to the platform and make decent money after training?  Do they doc your pay for mistakes?  How is QA.  How many lines can you do there a day and is the work consistent, i mean really consistent?  Has there been anything that you don't like, if so what?  thank you so much
How long have you been with TH?
Can you give specifics on thier benefits?
How long
have you been working for them? IC or employed?
how long ago was that?
Was it recent or before their personnel adjustments?
How long have you been with them?
been too long for me
it has been months, at least two. i guess i should give up.
that should be not, rather than now. Long day. LOL.
How long have you been there?
How long have you been there? nm
Wow, that's not long at all. nm
You were not there long enough to get (sm)
picked on. Lucky you!! Believe me those people are crazy!!
Not for long....

oh yeh we do if you have been around here long enough
How long did the FBI take for you.
I just want to get working. Thanks
I'm not sure how long it took,

but I started no later than 2 weeks after all my paperwork was signed and sent in.  So I don't know if they finished the background check before I started or not.  About a month later, I got a notice from the DOT notifying me that they checked my driver's license records, but that's the only info I got back.

I also have to agree with several posts above about the comments about being a hospital employee.  I also was hired as an employee of the hospital, and yes, the process is a little more involved, but it was no more involved than when I was hired for an inhouse position at a local hospital.  It is just the hospital's requirements.  Diskriter did pay for everything and I have no indictation whatsoever they they sold my info to telemarketers. 

The pay is average, but I also agree with the poster above that it is offset by the fact that you are working on only one account, plus the benefits are better than any national out there.   I  am making more $$ than in my 15 years of MTing than I ever have (45K+).    

Oh, another plus is that they do pay an hourly wage for downtime (system problems, no work).  This is also a big plus in my opinion.

Good Luck.        


How long have you been there? nm
how long ago was that?
RE: Going On Too Long

I need to find a new IC job.  To make a long story short, I work for a very small local company as an IC (just 3 transcriptionists).  I guess the reason why I stay is because it's so flexible.  I can work in the morning, have the afternoons off and then work again in the late evening when my daughters are asleep.  I have 24 hour TAT.   I'm supposed to be paid on the 1st and 15th of every month.  For the last two months instead of the 1st and 15th, I've been getting my paycheck on the 13th and 28th if I'm lucky.  Right now I'm still waiting for my check from the 1st. 

Again, I know I'm crazy to stay, so you don't have to say it for me,  but this is my first IC job and I'm a little scared to leave. 

I guess what I'm asking is do you know of a good company that hires IC that use lines rather than hours or is flexible with hours so I can try to keep my same schedule?  I know there have been a lot of posts in the past about this, but I was hoping for some recent information from someone who works for a good company.

I'm just so frustrated at this point.

How long ago where you at WMX? sm
Been there 4 years and we have only had 1 male supv during that time, and he is the best MT supervisor I've come across in 20 years as an MT.  
not too long
I applied late one evening to a job they had posted last month. They called me back that morning and the next day offered a position. I have been working for them for 3 weeks now.
We have a long way to go on that...
And it isn't MTs/Editors/or Recruiters specifically, but A LOT of MTSO's hold us back from being completely professional. However, in a different view, a lot of us are housewives, moms, etc. and do this job because it is laid back and sometimes we just simply are NOT in the mood to be professional!! If I wanted a career like that I would have gone to law school, gotten in to advertising, or some other career where you dress in something other than your pajamas with your hair a wreck LOL. There are a lot of ways to look at this career and that makes it different than other careers. Therefore, I doubt you will ever see the level of professionalism you are looking for. Be happy with what you see in these people. Most of these jobs pay no more than working at McDonalds and you certainly do not see professionals in there. That goes back to the MTSOs...pay more and you will have that.

I guess the AAMT think they have that professionalism covered and I agree..they are professionals at making up stuff and making money off it...KUDOS for them; however, it makes them NO different than the majority of the MTSOs. You know, the ones charging rental fees etc. Well if I wanted to do that I would have gone to beauty school spent less money and rented a booth at a salon.
How long?

Can anyone who works for Transtech tell me how long it took to get your test results? I tested last night and I'm wondering how long before I hear from someone at the company.


Thank you! Have you been there long? nm