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This may sound crazy, but I'm looking for one day per week - SM

Posted By: curious on 2007-09-18
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I already work almost a full time schedule M-F. I have been there and done that in regard to juggling two jobs and working 14+ hours per day. All I would like at this point is one extra evening per week. When I used to have my own clients years ago, I would loved to have found an experienced MT who would just help with overflow once per week. Does such a thing exist now? Any leads would be appreciated. Sorry, I really choose not to post my resume on the Job Bank, so my message here may be deleted.

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Doesn't sound crazy
Since you have been at the hospital in your area, try and pick up one or two doctors that have a small clinic or stand alone practices for your own account.  Then build from there.  That would help supplement what you make from the national.  There are still IM's, surgeons, derms and psychologists/psychiatrists that use tapes and need someone.   Tell them about your hospital experience and that will help.  I do 300 to 500 lines per hour since I have been doing my docs for so long.   Good luck.  Patti
This is crazy. Every week another company goes under fire. sm

I want to change from MQ to save my sanity, but every week when I check out the postings, there is another company that is being lynched.  This is a tough crowd, isn't it?  I don't know how to weed through and figure out what is hype good and bad versus what is real.  I think I would be better off spinning a wheeling or flipping a coin than trying to balance out what is true here. 

Does anyone else feel this way?  Where can we go for real answers?

Hey, you sound like me last week.
I know all about the working multiple jobs thing, too. I was doing the work of three workers at my last fulltime job before doing MT. And people wonder why I walked away from a good job. I had to be on Ambien just to sleep at night due to stress.

It's not fair, but it's not worth it to let it consume you. I am serious here. I am job hunting again this week because my company is messing with me, too. They gave my easy account to the newbies and stuck me on the crap. I'm just kind of waiting around to see what they're giving out for Christmas this year. As soon as I find a new job, I'm done. They are not worth it. They can mess with other people but not with me. I'm also going to see if I can find my own local accounts. I made up a database yesterday of potential clients.

Now quit talking that K-word stuff because you can't do that. {{{{hugs}}}} You're too good for them.
Are you sure the sound quality was the platform and not your sound card? Also, I don't know of ma

services that pay "down time" if the platform is inoperational.  ALL software has its share of problems.  It's the nature of the business.  When you were hired, did you sign a contract accepting the terms regarding PTO?  If so, what could you possibly complain about since you did, afterall, sign the agreement?  Did you have a good relationship with your QA Editor/Team Leader that you could ask questions about account specifics?

My understanding of the VR is that it has been in development for a number of years not to be released until the fine tuning was complete.  It would seem to me, and I am in no way affiliated with Transcend, that provided that VR is good then earning a line rate as an Editor would be beneficial, if that's how Transcend is planning to compensate.

All in all, I would say that if anyone is interested in working for Transcend or any service for that matter, make sure to ask the services Recruiter specific questions.  If what you're hearing sounds good and makes sense, go for it.  If what your'e hearing is not all that you thought it would be, move on.  However, you MUST take what you read on forums boards with a grain of salt.  While some posts regarding various services may be legitimate, others may not be.

Good Luck!

MT Manners

Full time with Transtech is both. 40 hours per week and 5500 lines per week.
Nope .. email on 1/18 promised "within the next week." Here we are, 1 week later and no info.
The minimum is 5500 per week, NOT 6600 per week. I think you made a typo. :)
A few years ago in Phoenix a mail carrier was killed a few days before Christmas for the goods.
I think you are all crazy
Yes he is crazy
I am glad you got out. I stayed on too long once this paycheck problem started thinking it will get better but it did not. He made me fell like I was the crazy one. He kept saying how I was threatening him and slandering his comp. Well the only threat I made was when I did not get my check and I stated I was going to the BBB. Then he got really crazy. I'm sorry I just can't quit using the word CRAZY when I refer to this guy. Anyone thinking about going here - don't do it. If you do work there - get out. It will not get better and the capt is CRAZY, CRAZY CRAZY. I let him bs me for awhile about making me a priority to wiring the money, etc. etc. In the end he had the nerve to tell me I should just be nice. Well hello when you are messing with someone's money it's kind of hard to be nice. Sorry to have to vent so long but this guy just gets me so made when I think of everything he emailed to me!!
Are u crazy?
The MT business, if you have not noticed, is every man for himself on a sinking ship. It is a sinking ship!!!! Offshoring is killing us... we are dispensibles here in the U.S.

MT... and I think I'm a little crazy...
there is definitely some degree of mania involved. I actually have 3-1/2 jobs... i do another part time on the weekends.
Going Crazy
I think I am going crazy here.  I notified the administrator with my question, and she said that it was moved, etc.  However, she stated that there is an arrow and a fire thing only.  She said she is not aware of a hand.  I am clearly seeing a hand pointing to the right towards my posts and replies.  Now, I have worked at a psychiatric hospital for many, many years, maybe I need to admit myself!  This is so weird.  Does anyone else see a hand?
Am I Just Crazy???
I've been calling around like crazy trying to find a decent company to work for that pays a fair rate etc. Am I crazy to think that with 5 years acute care experience I should get more than 7.5-8 cpl? I've been making 9 cpl at my last job and made 6 cpl as a QA person for the last year as well. Can someone tell me where I can go where I can be an employee and get a fair line rate? I'm willing to do ASR.

What the heck are you talking about???????

Not only is it crazy, also, what does
that do to the TAT time required by the client????
Am I crazy
or do I ask too much from a transcription company? All I want and this is the utmost truth, is to have a fair shot at making some money. That's it! I don't want gimmicks, I don't want to cheat the company, I just want a shot is all.

I've given Transcend so many chances to do that and I just don't think I can do it any longer. It's so abundantly clear to me that I'm just a number there. I started a new account a month ago and I'm not any more use to it now than I was when I started, it's That difficult. They were good enough to limit my reports to only Discharges but they're not able to limit the types of dictators I get so I literally get everything, even the really difficult dictators. I'm brand new to this system, which is difficult enough in itself to learn. It's so blatantly obvious to me that if someone is just starting a job they should give you some easy dictators until you get used to how the system works, THEN gradually work your way up to the hard stuff. And to top it off all they can offer for help is some samples but these are discharges and the doctors don't do the same things over and over again so samples are useless.

The team leader is nice but she can't help me. If you work at Transcend you're on your way basically and for the kind of money they pay it ain't worth it.

I'm filled with regret everyday I log in. Nine years of experience here btw in case ur wondering. I don't want to look for another job but I'm hating this place more and more.

Just need to vent.
This is crazy. There's no way to do
3 times as many lines on VR. It takes too much correcting/editing. I'm so sick of this. Just how much more profit do these MTSOs need to make at the expense of the MTs?!
No specialty should be paid 7 cents per line. My last job paid 13 cents per line for radiology. My job before that paid 15 cents per GROSS line for radiology. There are transcriptionists who can't do radiology or ER just as there are Tx's who can't do ops. Spoken like a true TX who does NOT do radiology or ER.
That is crazy.....

Where do you work?  I would not type 1 line without my expanders.

What they should do is target the people who cannot type and punish them, not everyone.


i clear over 800 a week, 40/week; 30+ year experience. (nm)
Totally crazy
I worked for the Toth's. The are unorganized, not professional, do not pay for the work on time, and basically rude. I know several people who have taken them to court, won, and still have not been paid monies owed to them!
Not crazy on their part

money, money, money.  What I think is crazy is MTs putting up with it.  Life is too short to sit at the keyboard 24/7 trying to get enough work to pay the light bill.

Yes it is crazy on their part
What happens when you put a bunch of people on an account they don't know and could care less about and can't make money on? The account is soon lost. Seems to me the company is cutting its own throat doing business this way. Any bonuses the managers make better be wisely invested for when they are out on their butts because there aren't any accounts left.
I would be new with them. I'm crazy too but that's none of their business!
I don't do Rad so I am not sure if they have any or not. They are growing like crazy though, so
call them and ask. They are usually always hiring. Right now I think they are hiring for Med Rec, Oncology and maybe Rad. Call them and talk to Debbie, my supervisor. She's great.
They sure advertise like crazy!
Hope its cuz they have lots 'O work?
That's crazy! I wonder how they can get away advertising that.


Being driven crazy!
So, I quit my job at SPI (formerly CyMed) because of all of the insanity that was going on there since the SPI takeover (constantly changing management, less and less work, horrible new work pools, payroll screw ups, etc). I found a much better company to go with, gave SPI my notice, and left (they never responded to my notice). Since then, I have still not been taken off their e-mail list and get their multiple messages throughout the day with their backlog status updates, etc., even though I keep telling them that I no longer work there and asking them to please remove me from their e-mail list! So, the other night, AFTER midnight, I got a call from someone with SPI asking me if I could do some stat reports! I couldn't believe it! I explained to the person who called me that I have not worked there since the first of February and have been trying to tell them that since then, and she was totally clueless! This company is haunting me! I just thought that I would share my agony!
I'm not some crazy SUPPORTER or
anything, but I think it's gotten a little bit out of hand. I've worked at OSi for 2-1/2 years and while everything is not all rosy, it's not the worst place in the world. They pay on time ALWAYS. I think the insurance is high, but I came from a before MT job where I thought that was high too...not much to compare it to. The whole holiday pay thing - on a conference call last week, they STRESSED that they were putting in place some guidelines for those MTs who abuse the system to get the holiday pay but assured everyone that it would not be held against them if there was no work before/after a holiday. They do offshore, so if that's a concern, then there's nothing more to say about that.

I've had a steady account there, as well as a back up that I've hardly had to use because I've hardly run out of work. I'm pretty much left alone to do my work and have never had trouble making lines.

Almost every company mentioned has pros AND cons...you do what's best for you and if it doesn't work, then try again.
LOL...that's crazy. Guess we should look elsewhere!
Them hiring is crazy
Job numbers... 7 on this account, 2 on this account, 20 jobs - 14 of them speech on another acocunt. Always being pulled off the accounts for the day by the facilities. I don't get why hiring.
It was making me crazy, too until
I quit and went with a another company. Now I love MTing again. Please be assured that there ARE good jobs out there. You do not have to take the nonsense and disrespect MQ dishes out. Good luck to you.
A woman who went crazy
Keep in mind that I am old. Back many decades ago, in the early 70s, I worked in a large teaching hospital and we had just gotten those self-correcting Selective typewriters which at the time were all the rage. One of our MTs, a woman who had never been too stable a person, had had enough of a terrible dictator one day and she stood up, picked up her typewriter (they were heavy!) and threw it against the wall, thereby earning herself a free trip to the psychiatric ward upstairs. That happened 40 or so years ago and I have never forgotten it. On its face it sounds funny, but it was really sad. I wonder whatever happened to her......
So I decided to thank her HERE since it's gone crazy
You are crazy, I am out of here, fight with sb else!...nm
7.5 cpl NO spaces....that is just....crazy..nm
crazy chicken!
You have absolutely no idea who I am and you have no right to say I have no idea about grammar and syntax. You are obviously so absolutely bored with your life that you have nothing better to do than cause fire on this board. I feel sorry for you, I truly do. I can't imagine living like that. Have you ever thought about some Xanax? Maybe a joint?
Yes! That's what I thought too. It just all seems crazy to me!
I've decided to not go any further.  I have a couple of other offers and I think I'm just done.
Are you crazy? You have to sink a fortune
into equipment to work for them. A modem for about $300, another couple a hundred for their ATI telephoneless voice system, and their router. They were good once upon a time, but they increased their line counts and cut pay.
Do they have a website? I can not seem to find one.. I think maybe I am just crazy

I do and love it. I am not crazy about VR ...they have VR accounts
Seems as if they are always hiring. Always new accounts, I guess. They really are growing. Great people!
I meant "accepting 7-8 is crazy.''
3 or 5 cents a line? are you crazy?
you can make more money bagging food in a grocery store! that is an insult to this profession.
That is what drives me crazy about my current..sm

position.  I was told when I was interviewed that each month everyone jumped on a conference call to talk about things going on with the work and with the company.  Not only do they not do that, I don't know a single person I work with.  The only contact I have had at all for almost 4 years is with customer service, my supervisor, or their trainer.

The management says most people like it that way, but it is starting to drive me bonkers.  I don't need my hand held, but it would be nice to have some social contact with people who understand your profession, your account, or even just the company you work in.

I am finally over the 5-year mark for experience and am looking for something that is a better fit for me, but I am really disadvantaged in that I have no contacts through work.  I think I need someone to adopt me. 

Residents and PAs drive me crazy
I have a resident who NEVER, EVER gives the patient's name.

I have a PA who can't pronounce meds let alone spell them ~ she says solatol, Spivira ~ and one time on a discharge summary, she listed 50 diagnoses. Took up a whole page. It was insane.
You are crazy and need to get your facts straight.
Thank you, it has been driving me crazy to find out, lol
Oh my goodness! But, there are CRAZY people in every field
I am stunned at how many, shall we say, "different" people there are in this world. This is too funny that a MTSO wants to do psych evals on their prospects. Wow!

To be honest, it would not bother me as I am very sane and have no "issues" in life. If you want the job and the pay is good, than what the heck. Go for it. Don't be afraid of some evaluation.

Maybe it is a good thing. If you do have issues and you are not aware of them, maybe it will help you in the long run. Hey a free psych eval may be just what the doctor ordered!

If I wanted that job and the pay was good and fit my needs, I would not hesitate!
bouncing checks & crazy captain
Ladies: I PROMISE that if I find out that both of my payroll checks from Klaar (there are only 2) actually clear the bank and are okay in my checking account, I will return to this post and let you know that I retract my negative statements about Klaar. The payroll checks are drawn on Wachovia. Don't know if that is good or bad, Chicago area. I SINCERELY HOPE that both of my checks clear and all of this is over. I don't want to contact Dept. of Labor but I will because one way or another, I WILL GET MY MONEY/WAGES. I EARNED THEM.
Are you crazy? Worst dictators I've ever had...SM
I've been an MT forever and worked for several nationals on a lot of terrible accounts but FN is the worst dictation I have ever done. Office staff is terrific, pay is fair but I hate the dictators and am actively looking for a new job now that 2006 is here.