To Transcenders...I'm confused...sm
Posted By: passing through on 2008-10-07
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I am suppose to train this week to start work for Transcend. I have been getting the daily emails about account status and it looks like there is work, but I keep reading where there is not enough work to go around, so I am confused. Is there or is there not work? I really need to know what is going on before I officially go through training. and then it is too late. Thanks.
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How are things these days at Transcend? (Need a second job)
apply, get hired, then you will know yourself.
For Transcenders everywhere...
I have a question... For those who work on Meditech, how long after you were hired did it take them to get you set up on Meditech? Because I'm not on their platform yet I've been doing all my work on Word which sucks because of course there are no medical expansions, just common everyday words. It's been 2-1/2 weeks now and I'm still not on Meditech, when I asked someone about it they said the hospital was still working on it. My question is how long did it take any of you to get set up? This no expansions thing is killing my line count and I can't afford to buy any exp. software right now.
? for Transcenders
Do you work VR or strictly transcription? If you work in VR, do you find it easy to make the same amount you once did when you were transcribing? Do you like working in VR? Thanks for answering!
Kudos to ex-Transcenders...
For standing up to these lousy companies who think they can s*** on us and feed us a line of crap, thinking we're too stupid not to buy into it! I am so disgusted and angry about what I've been reading - if Medquist pulled this on us I'd be outta there in a New York second. You guys are too good and there are too many other companies out there to put up with this kind of bull. Remember, we are in the driver's seat, we can be picky - demand far exceeds supply for professional MT's and you guys are sticking it to Transcend as should all new and old MT's. I also believe MTStars should ban any further job postings from Transcend - it is a total insult to us to allow them to continue to post, IMHO.
Thank you for standing up for yourselves and, indirectly, for all us MT's!
want to hear from transcenders who
have worked on VR and have been able to make at least what they always made, how much they have to edit to do this and how long it takes. How has your life changed due to this as far as the amount of work it requires. How much money can you bring home doing this realistically given the hours you work. No flaming and honest input please. Trying to figure out where I will stand when I do it.
Question to other Transcenders
when i go on editing, what will my pay rate be if I now make 8.5 cpl? Also, that will be with NO incentive rate, right? So, if I edit 1100 lines per day, what will I make per pay before taxes? Also, how hard will it be to edit 1100 lines per day between 8 and 4 p.m.? Is it possible? Does anyone do it?
Thanks for the help, can't figure out all this mess!
Transcenders: What is the AIM platform?
All thoughts welcome.
Question for Transcenders
Do your supervisors work from home or from the Transcend office?
Transcenders - watch out.
We finally had enough work this weekend to keep busy, so now they will hire 100 more people to make sure this doesn't continue. No one in their right mind would work there for a full time job. It is fine to work part time to supplement another job, but don't depend on them for anything consistent.
Any Transcenders using Escription
I really need some feedback from fellow Transcenders. New to Escription and not making any money. Yes using shortcuts, etc. But need 3000 lines to make what I did before minimum. Without compromising quality, don't see how this will work. Have heard from these boards that it depends on how many docs you have on account, etc. Anyone from transcend, help!! Need some advice, tips, whatever, from one MT to another.
CURRENT TRANSCENDERS: Does everyone have
Insurance is critical for me. I'm a good, steady producer and I'm not averse to having a few accounts at a time or working evenings, which is my preference anyway, so I hope I can maintain the $900 requirement. All these posts about not qualifying for insurance or losing it because of production is making me very nervous.
Transcenders - we get your work, do you get ours?
I've heard in the conference calls both from MDI people and Transcend people that we get to cross-train to take Transcend work if we get low. Has Transcend been telling their MTs that they get to take MDI work if they get low? Curious if they've been saying it both ways.
Transcenders what region
You girls with no work, what regions do you work in? I work on 2 different platforms, BeyondTxt being one and in both my regions work is plentiful. I have 5 backup accounts in case things slow down but they haven't on my primary and they are always asking for help on my secondaries. Not saying you aren't telling the truth, just wondering what region it is. Do you do more than one worktype? I know where are some girls in my region who only will do one worktype and won't try anything else. That makes for a smaller paycheck, I'm thinking. Just curious so don't flame me.
Transcenders-Per line how much do you make?
Current Transcenders, how much do you make per line and how much experience do you have?
Is 9.5 cpl any good?
Perhaps the new motto for Webbers and Transcenders
should be: BOHICA - Bend over, here it comes again.
ATTN: Transcenders - Pls provide admin.
that Transcend is offshoring, and they will be dealt with accordingly.
Current post-merger transcenders
I would like to hear from current transcenders, who became part of Transcend through a merger (like MDI-FL, etc).
Did transcend maintain your current line rate, and if you don't mind, were you making more than 9 cpl? If you were moved to VR, how did they calculate that rate? Did they tell you that all MTs receive say 50% for VR or did they just tell you what your individual line rate would be for VR?
Just to clarify, I'm not asking you specifically how much you make, but rather if they reduced the rate your previous company was paying you and how they determine the VR rate.
Any happy Transcenders out there? I know a couple people have left, not sure why. nm
You must have me confused!
I only have 1 job, full time. Transcend. I have never worked 2 jobs and have never posted such a thing. Sorry. Wrong girl!
First of all, who needs feedback on every report? If you are doing your job well, you do not need feedback on a constant basis, especially if you are experienced.
As for they "steel" lines, i.e. steal, I'm not sure what you are talking about either. Why would they pay for headers and footers when all the demographics come up for you? I seldom have to spend any time looking patient names up. I worked for a company who had you sorting through pages of patient info to get information and felt I should be paid for headers and footers. In this case, I don't do anything, I verify what is already there and transcribe. I do not know why your line count is so low, maybe it is the account you are on. I've never had trouble achieving the bonus at the end of the pay period.
Like I stated before, I speak for myself and each MT has to find the company that fits them best. Good luck in your search.
Clarify your statement please, because I don't understand what you are trying to say AT ALL?!?!?!
MQ Confused MT
If you asked for a transfer, some MQ offices have put a freeze on that, if you office is closed, which many have already closed and many more will be closed by the end of the year, you have no choice where you are being transferred
don't get me wrong, there are good offices out there,(Ohio being one but supposedly that is closing also, why i don't know--it is a great office, keep it open) unfortunately all the MQ offices are not run the same so when you are hired it is the luck of the draw on where you are heading
here is a thought, when new MT's are hired, are they being sent to the offices that MQ knows that they are not closing'--why be sent to an office that will close in 3 months
are they still advertising for new hires??
Some of the MT's at MQ have asked for a transfer and were allowed---some offices no longer allow transfers--I would assume that when you are hired you are sent to an office that needs help and I would hope to one that is not closing at the end of the year. There are good offices out there--if you are being sent to Amherst, please ask to go to another office, try Ohio, but I hear that they are closing too. Stay away from Amherst
do you mean that you didn't find out the pay until after you went through all that testing? I'm confused about how you would know what they pay if you failed the test or the mini-test. why would they not call you to discuss pay if they didn't want to hire you? was it just the pay that made you mad about the tests?
Okay, I am confused and this is hard to follow. Who is who and what happened to what? signed... sooooo confused!!! I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the owner of this company and I thought she was direct, pleasant and really knew her stuff!!!
Yeah, they did. I am an employee of Diskriter.
you are right, there is a company called Sten-Tel and I worked for them a while back for a short period of time. There may be more than one Sten-Tel company though in different locations. I was able to download work from their website, meaning their platform, I guess, complete it and then send it back to their website. They did the line counting though, which I never cared for. I had a really strang coordinator, though. He liked to keep me on the messenger all day long...even when I was not supposed to be working...and talk about his personal life. It was very annoying and he always gave me work from specialties I had never done, and for which I had not been hired. They always paid on time though. My company was from Massechusetts. I don't think that same person is still there. good luck.
Got the 2 confused. sm
Actually MDI-MD is the one I never heard from again. MDI-FL actually is the one I got the job with and I think I made a great choice to accept it cause they seem really on the ball and actually care about how their business is run.
Can anyone tell me if I am crazy? I went to sign on to my transcription platform this morning and my antivirus program detected a trojan in one of the files that it uses. I was told by company that I would have to deactivate my antivirus program while I worked so they could run their software which I was assured contained no virus and then anytime I needed to look something up on the internet, I would have to log off and reactivate my antivirus. I have never had this problem until this morning and am I crazy for not wanting to deactivate my antivirus?
What are you confused about? nm
Ok, maybe I am confused are you all sm
saying that Acusis bought out DRC or the other way around or what? I find your posts extremely interesting. Inquiring minds want to know. Perhaps I am not involved in these boards enough to know what is going on??? Call me uninformed.
Okay I'm Confused
one of my therapists just told me that the Transcription Connection, Inc. we are using is out of Pennsylvania, not Ohio. What? I know for a fact that it is the company out of Ohio, due to the owners name being mentioned, etc. What is my place of employment trying to pull now? My therapists are just livid over the work produced, and how that it now takes 8 to 9 steps to process a report, instead of the regular dictate, transcribe, sign. What a mess. There is a folder at work that has nothing in it but reports sent back to us from the service with no client name, no medical record #, and no therapist name to indicate who the client is. How in the world are we ever going to find out who these reports belong to. I told them I want nothing to do with the downloading, etc. This is going to be fun to watch. My superiors are so prideful that they would never admit that they have made a mistake and continue down this path of DESTRUCTION!
I get confused sometimes when they
abbreviate, because there is TT and TTS (which is a different company).
Yes, I think that's where I'm getting confused too! nm
Confused here. Do you mean you get MT pay for
Now Im thoroughly confused.
Isn't your line rate the same no matter how many hours you work or how many lines your produce? Being paid (X) cpl doesn't ever change unless you get a raise or something.
I'm getting really confused now. All I have to do is sign in when I start my shift, but I do not have to clock in and out every time I get up from my desk. I guess maybe signing in is considered clocking in? I would assume you have to sign in at any company though. Not really sure I guess, I'm pretty new home transcription.
OSi confused me
Just a week ago I passed all the tests, carefully filled out the apps and was told by the contact by email that they would be in touch right away. Then a thanks for your app we'll be in touch I emailed the contact and asked her what went wrong, I would like to know , please. She emiled me back and said they had no work but that nothing was wrong with my app. I saw that they had no work on here - but this confuses me. I have 8 yrs experince in -hospital acute, I did everything right and they put me off! I was literally heartbroken. I cried even. I can't imagine what I did wrong. Any clues? I really wantd to work for them.
I have just signed on with MDI-MD. I am new to this and was never a statutory employee (told that is what I would be) or an IC and I have three questions:
1. I know a lot of people say that MDI-MD is very flexible, but I'm a bit confused. If we must work on a weekend day, how is this flexible if we want to go away for a weekend with our family, or have a weekend event or want to take a vacation? This probably sounds like a stupid question, but I feel that I am stuck now having to work on the weekends and won't be able to do much.
2. Also, if you want to work a lot on weekdays and work less on the weekend I understand you can't do that - the amount you work has to be about the same everyday (including the weekend day), and you have to commit two months ahead to how much you will do each day (including weekends) so they can manage their workflow. Again, where is the flexibility?
3. I have seen postings where people say they can work anytime they want from home. But if you want to get up and work in the middle of the night, and you've already filled your commitment, sounds like you can't do something like that, yet, there is no specific stop and start time since there are no set schedules, only a 24-hour TAT. This makes me even more confused.
Although I didn't feel this way initially, I am starting to feel like I don't know the rules for what I'm getting into and would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.
IC? I'm confused...
It states: full time transcription...flexible work schedule...
Am I right to assume it's ok to work whenever you want as long as you produce a certain amount of lines per pay period?
Okay, I'm still confused about something...
I understand exactly what you're saying about how easy it would be for absolutely anyone to make up a similar Yahoo addy to yours, but didn't the supe just hit Reply to the fake resignation e-mail, which means you shouldn't have got the response? Was the fake Yahoo addy maybe disabled right afterward, and so she got a bounce-back and then used your real addy from her address book?
I don't doubt your story, which I think could possibly have been a hideous ''prank,'' if you will, by a disgruntled co-worker. I just don't understand how you actually received the ''good luck'' reply to the fake resignation?
If a posting says that the job requires Dictaphone or equivalent, is it a safe assumption that this is a C-phone? Dictaphone has its fingers in so many pies, I can't keep track of what all counts as dictaphone anymore. I have the C-phone, but gave up my land line a year ago, so I don't want to waste a brilliant cover letter for a position I can't get anyway.
MQ has no IC status. No one is an IC. Perhaps confused??
JLG is in Oldsmar. Maybe someone is confused above. nm
Confused, not sure if you were addressing me, sm
but if you are, I've been in this biz for so long that I can see where one person can get a snippet of (mis)information which gets blown up to such proportions that people get crazy, really imaginative ideas. Pretty soon it all sounds like something from the National Enquirer--Our boss just gave birth to a goat!!
Seriously, though, until I know first hand, I'm not going to panic. I just can't believe that the account that I'm on would allow offshoring of its work to happen. If any of this is true and the account eventually pulls out, I'll check into where it goes and perhaps follow it. I followed an account from a company that got eaten by the squid to another one, which, alas, eventually got swallowed by the squid, too, and then moved on from there. I'm IC for 2 companies which I find eases my mind so much that it is worth my shucking out for my health insurance on my own. Peace of mind is everything. I'm not going to worry about this. I'd like to avoid this board, but it's like driving by an accident--I just have to look! :)
In the meantime, job security is individually keeping up with quality and production and waiting out the storm. Good transcriptionists can always find good jobs. We're not that plentiful, so we always have that card to play.
If I didn't come to this board and read all this stuff, I'd have no concerns at all. I have lots of work, my pay is always on time or early, and it is always the correct amount. I'm treated warmly with courtesy and respect. What more can I ask for? Oh yes, and the dictation voice quality is the best I've EVER experienced with QT. I'll ride this wave as long as I can. If I have to move on, I will, but with a heavy heart.
Pay Rate - I'm confused - help!- sm
XX cents per typed character as per AAMT guidelines ?? Does this mean no spaces?? I was told I would be paid for spaces, but now I'm confused. Help is greatly appreciated.
I'm so tired of being ripped off, I thought this would be a great fit for me, but not if no spaces. Ugh!
Is this another joke? I'm confused.
I'm a little confused. Do you mean 3/4 of a cpl or 7 and a half cpl? sm
Because if you are meaning 3/4 of a cent per line that seems REALLY low. Maybe I'm just reading your post incorrectly.
I am confused about companies
I am thinking about leaving my current job and am trying to research - are Trans-Tech and TTS the same?
Confused with Amphion??
I work for a company doing editing and transcribing on 2nd-3rd shift - I've been with them for about 6 months - working on 2 different accounts. Amphion contacted me from a resume I had posted on this board. They were offering me a 3rd shift position and just would not take no for an answer - I tried to explain that I was happy where I was and that anyway I could not work two jobs at the same time - for 2 different companies. They called me several times and emailed me almost every day - I just don't know what to make of this. I have read so much negative about this company on this and other boards - and I never really applied with them - they approached me from a random resume. The 2 ladies that called me seemed almost desperate. Anyone know what's going on with them now? I'm staying where I am because they are doing VR editing and I wanted in on the ground floor with that - since it seems that is the way MT is going. Just very confused right now as to this situation.