They have to be flexibility because of the erratic work flow. No sense in a schedule if no work..
Posted By: Anon 2 on 2006-05-13
In Reply to: Would definitely appreciate any info - anon
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That is a BIG problem at TransTech is leads assigning work, rather than letting the work flow
This TT MT just admitted to that fact. It has been very obvious, as so easy to tell how work comes into our que and then gets pulled out as fast as it came in and replaced with YUKKY dictators. VERY frustrating to us other TT MT's who take the JUNK that is NOT assigned to other MT's, such as this poster.
Encompass- How are the accounts and work flow? Do you have a lot of work?
I need to keep busy. I cant sit here every day hoping for work so I'm looking elsewhere.
They want you to keep your schedule for TAT purposes but will work with you to find a good schedule
I love working there.
I am not sure that the work flow is low. sm
I think they have overhired again. At any rate, three and my friends and I are moving on. I haved stayed too long as it is. With no bennies and no DD and no employee status (oh, I know, SOME people get all that, but some people don't), and no work, there is no reason to stay!
How's the work now? They have been running out for weeks.
So far I have not seen a reduction in work flow. It's been pretty nice. It does get low now and then, but nothing out of the ordinary.
How is the flow of work?
Is it pretty steady or is there a lot of down time, specifically the escription accounts.
I have just been with TT a month or two. When I hired on, they told me the hours they had more work, so I work those hours. At one point, the doctors were slamming them with dictation after 3:00 PM. Of course, I started earlier than that, but still had plenty of work. When the docs are dictating is when we have work. That's true at the local hospital where I work as well as anyplace else. Like it or not, a Transcriptionist has to work when the doctors dictate. If you want to work day shift and 5 days, clinic work is good, but the reports are short.
MDI work flow
Let me weight. I have been with MDI about a year. Many positives. They leave you alone to do the work but the feedback is here if you need or want it. I never had a problem with workflow until this summer. Now work is constantly out or low particualry in the daytime. For a single parent this is a hardship because I need to get my hours in while kids are in school or daycamp in summertime. It's extremely difficult for me to be working in the evenings when children are at home. My paycheck as taken a hit or I am going on to work in the evenings and struggling and not supervising my kids because I have to work. The thing irks me is I have Op experience, I made this known when I was hired that not only do I have this experience But I also prefer Ops. I can see clearly every day they are begging for people to jump on do the Op notes. I have asked mutiple times (at least 4) to give me this worktype as I am not set up for it and that I would be happy to help with the backlog, pariculary because my clinic and other acute care work was dry. No response over and over. It's as if they are picking favorites to do this particular type of work and not allowing other peolple with the experience a shot at work that seems plentiful. It's very frustrating. I am never given an explanation as to why I cannot do this work type even though I have the experience. On only occasiona management said they would discuss it. So I do believe there is some favortism as to which employees get what type of work. I do not like this particulary when I am struggling to make a line count on the work types they will allow me to work on.
To be fair for the most part aside from the work type issue and slow work this summer my experience with MDI has been positive. I never ran out of work until this summer. They do not nitpick your work and harass you with contast emails and phone calls as some companies do. The people are generally nice and flexible.
However, I have started looking for other employment and I also need benefits, which MDI does not provide.
How is your work flow going? sm
I was just wondering how everyone was doing with respect to the amount of work you are getting. Is it slow? Are you inundated with a lot of reports?
I have never seen it this slow where I work. I am worried, unhappy, scared, etc. I called my MTSO and asked and was rudely told that it's because of the holiday and that I should know better. I did not start working there yesterday. I have been with this company as an IC since 2006, and even during the previous major holidays such as Xmas and Thanksgiving, it was never this bad. I was lucky to have gotten in 1000 lines this entire week! What's more is that The Holiday which was Memorial Day just passed; and Memorial Day is NOT a major holiday!
I am posting to just get a feel of what others might be experiencing.
I think 3 cpl is fair. And I would prefer having the flexibility of my own schedule.
9.5 cpl for employee status, flexibility in schedule,
at least 70% of transcribed line rate for VR, and PTO. Let your employees do the jobs you hire them for without micromanaging them. Be honest in your communications. If you know you are going to lose an acct, say so. Don't let your employees eventually surmise it when they have been out of work for weeks. Good luck. I really hope you make it. Nothing better than working for someone who used to be an MT.
at least they have steady flow of work -
No...I'm not one that lets work flow through.
I do take the time to correct my reports and research terms, physicans' names and addresses, correct facility names, etc. That is exactly WHY I take offense at your post. It is getting harder and harder to maintain quality while still being able to do this job at 99% accuracy along with all the additional nonpaid responsibilities some of these MTSOs require without having additional stress added to it with punitive compensation policies.
I'm most definitely NOT advocating that MTs should hurry through their work, I'm taking the side of the MTs that have enough stress as it is without having more garbage piled on top of our backs. I'm appalled at the fact that you have such a high and mighty attitude against your fellow workers at the same time bragging about your situation, yet admitting that you're scared you may end up in the same situation. Hey...at least your honest about not having qualms sticking the knife in your colleagues' backs. Like you say...it would be stoopid for you to give up the name of where you work to help others out because then you would end up in the same boat. Things are a lot different than they were in the 70s and 80s, but your attitude shows that you could care less about what your colleagues are going through NOW because you're done with it and set to retire.
What's the work flow situation at TransHealth these
How is the work flow at Precyse these days? Is it
Work flow depends on the shift
Less work available during the day because that is when most people want to work.
Diskriter ? about work flow and VR pay rate
Tired of hopping around and trying to find a place with enough work to keep everyone busy and not overhire for future use So just wanting to check out work flow, and was also wondering basic range for VR.
NO FAIR-WORK SHOULD FLOW NATURALLY - sm
As bad as things were at the Q, we got 1 job at a time, detmined via automation, to whatever MT was free was the next to get that job - no one to pick the best work for herself and give MTs the garbage. All this BS about TAT - best work gets taken first, MTs get squat. And how many people do we have to answer to, anyhow? You have top supe, account supe, supe of transcription, and leads like Carter's has pills. No wonder we get all ESLs and garbage - done by those who have the power to dictate who does what work. In the next life, just make me a Lead -- they can even keep the hourly/weekly salary -- just let me have first grab at the available dictation!
I can only speak for myself, but my work flow is fine.
As far as I know, IC only. Very steady work flow. Pay is good and on time.
Great lady to work for.
Pay on time and accurate, work flow steady.
The work flow is pretty good. It gets low around the end of the pay period. sm
I work on the DSG-2 side and the sound is pretty good. Rumor has it we will be getting a new account soon but I don't know that for sure.
Anyone know of a place that hires for over-flow work (besides people in India!!)
Just a few hours a week?
If your impressed by bad communication and erractic work flow then it's the place for you..
I know a lot of people who have been there longer than a few weeks that have a lot better insight on MDI-FL and it's not a great review. Yes, the people are nice but is about it.. Nice unfortunately does not pay the bills or stop you from being frustrated because no one answers your emails, well I should say, in a timely manner, and if it is a money-related question like raises etc.. FORGET IT.. you will NOT be getting an email back on that one but you do get one telling you that you need to train on another system, which requires a C-phone, and one in which you had no desire to be placed on, or you lose your benefits. When people sign up to do accounts that are internet-based, it is for a reason. C-phones are a pain in the you-know-what..and then you find out that the account you were hired for is dried up most days, then you are told that you need to do another account that requires the C-phone or you will lose benefits. Thanks but no thanks..getting old.. but truly best of luck to you in whatever you decide.
Overhire, inconsistent work flow..Been there doing that. Cant afford to stay.
Need I say more..
Thank you. The recruiter was very informative. I specifically asked about work flow
as the company I am at now runs out almost daily, in part, I believe, as a result of being a mix of straight typing and VRE. I prefer straight typing over VRE anyway. TT is offering more per line and offers incentive and shift differential, which is something I don't get currently. Im excited to start working with them.
Northeast Transcription, any info? Platform? Work flow? Anything?
Now I hear this company plays games with the work flow when you
start getting a higher line count. This is not surprising. I have BTDT and don't want to go through it again. There are enough posts now for me to say I am just done with the whole thing altogether and I am not a happy camper! Thanks for your feedback here and below. Saved me some headaches!
Is the work flow pretty steady on the evening shift
I totally agree. I also wonder if they increase the work flow to our "overseas partners" so th
gets done by them thus not many US MTs are getting the incentive. I just find it strange that we can have a lot of work before the holiday that no one seems to be working on but then on the holiday we run out of work. Something is up with that.
I am wondering if employees with Futurenet have a hard time having adequate work flow..sm
Just started there not too long ago, but now finding out I am running out of work frequently. I have several accounts that I can work on, but all are empty most of the time. Have they overhired or is this the normal?
Do they have enough work to keep you busy? Do full timers have any flexibility in their hours?
Competitive line rates?
Threaten us to work our schedule, and if we do, then there is no work
Some of us have been threatened about working my schedule, but when there is no work . . . I CANNOT WORK MY SCHEDULE . . . . no-win situation !
Easy platform, PTO if you are employee, production incentive, direct deposit, work flow varies on
different accounts, but usually have enough to keep busy, lots of QA feedback.
Work schedule? (sm)
I am trying to come up with a schedule that will work well with an every other Sunday in it. I work a 5-day week. Any suggestions from MTs who also work this type of schedule? I really prefer to have 2 days off in a row, but I don't know how I can do that on the weeks that I work the Sundays.
If you have to work set schedule, you are no IC.
You should be an IC then if you don't work a schedule
There is a reason for schedules. How would you feel if you owned a company and the employees worked whenever they felt like it whether or not STAT's were waiting. Transtech is very flexible but if you don't want to work a schedule you need to be an IC where you can work whenever you feel like it and let the owners worry about other people being dependable. It's not just TransTech - it's any company with employees. Look for an IC job.
I don't work there, but if you have a set schedule
that they need to be available 24 hours a day to be there when the work is there. Transtech has a lot to learn about being family friendly for domestic MTs. After all, that is what they hire right (domestic MTs)?
Also, maybe they ought to stop overhiring and get over themselves! JMO and I don't even work for them and probably wouldn't looking at this board. Boy, they were a hot number a while back, but now they've shown their true colors.
Don't be mad OP; everyone is entitled to their opinion. If you like working all hours of the day and night, then have at it, but don't bash the MTs that aren't in a position or don't want to be abused in that fashion.
This doesn't make sense to me either. Scan is advertising for MTs but there is no work?
What's up with company who constantly overhire when they can't even keep their current employees happy. I certainly won't be applying there.
Then how are you being threatened to work your schedule
You'd think they would love someone to work that schedule.
Where have you applied? If I was an MTSO, I would love people to work that schedule.
keystrokes work schedule
Do you have to work your entire 8-hour shift or can you stop once you reach minimum daily lines? thanks.
As long as anyone's work schedule is
approved by their supervisor, that is between them and their supervisor, not anyone else's business.
You are required to work your schedule, even
if you get your lines in. OT is paid at the standard 1-1/2 times your rate, but you don't get OT for typing over 1200 lines a day, unless you do the lines outside your normal schedule. If you are scheduled to work 9 to 5 whatever lines you do are at your line rate. If you work before 9 or after 5 those lines will be paid at 1-1/2 times your rate, so if you make 10 cpl, then OT will be 15 cpl. Also there is a shift differential. I'm not sure the exact hours are per shift, but if you work anything other than first shift there is a differential. Third shift pays a higher differential than second.
They also pay for downtime, so if the servers are down or there is a lack of work (which we have been on OT for months), then you keep track of your time and they pay an hourly rate. If you are a productive MT you would make more money typing, but at least it is something. You aren't required to make up lines outside your shift either.
Any company out there that allows you work without setting a schedule?
I am looking to pick up some extra cash but cannot really commit to a set schedule. There are a few times a week when I have a few hours (especially on the weekends) that I could type and would love to do some extra work.
Set-in-stone schedule or will they allow a window for work? nm
they call you if you don't work your schedule shift
you _signed_ a contract to work a schedule with them?
It is IC work, no benefits, make your own schedule. sm
The pay is a bit on the low side for IC work, but the work is easy, the people are great, and the pay is always on time, once a week, direct deposit. Hope this helps.
I have to work 8-hour strict schedule SM
Platform is either Chartmatrix or Enterprise, average pay, the company is just average all around. It's not horrible but it also isn't great. Up until 6 months ago I would have recommended to give them a try, but they have started this downhill slide, feels more like Spheris now. I have felt this for the last 6 months. When the job market opens up a bit more I'm going to look around.