Totally unrealistic as long as Indians make it worth their while.
Posted By: But Indian wages are going up :) nm on 2008-03-10
In Reply to: Maybe US MTs should - start a union...
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Im thinking by the hour and make it well worth your while. nm
I make around $4000 a month..but it's not worth it.
I work 2 jobs 7 days a week, sometimes up to 15 hours a day. Can you say burn out.. I knew you could.
Totally agree. Have not been with them very long
but I can tell you the staff is extremely nice and helpful and supportive. MTs and QA very helpful and supportive. Have found some MTs to be there 4-5 years....you don't see MTs staying in a place that long if they are not happy!
WWWaah. I used to make good money til the health problems hit, now it seems hardly worth my time!
I guess I do ... well worth it for business, plus I make tons of LD calls to friends/family. nm
I totally disagree, love VR and can make good money at it
I have been doing now for about 4-5 years and hate it when I have anything straight to type. I have done this for over 30 years, have excellent speed at straight but Escription is a bowl of cherries where I work. I would never want to completely straight type again, never.
If you want to make steady money then run away from FutureNet! Totally unstable workflow..nm
how long to make $$$
How long did it take you to get to your current line count?? I work with a pool of doctors/clinics so it is next to impossible to fully utilize my InstantText expander. I try to cut myself some slack since I've only been doing this for 5 months, but how long does it take to make some decent $$?? Right now, on my absolute BEST days, I average about 110-120 lines per hour and can't seem to break through that. Any ideas or input??
Does "being around here long enough" make one a psychic?
sign or message is in this person's post that makes you know who they are? I would imagine that there are many po'd MTSOs out there. It could be any one of them. I'd be po'd as well if I had to deal with the likes of some of you folks on a daily basis.
resumes do not take that long, especially when you have had only 1 job..make it with your word sm
processor and send.
How long before they make you part-time?
I have had a terrible couple of months. The first time I didn't make my line counts a person from HR emailed me and suggested that I type a bit faster. Gee....why hadn't I thought of that?
They may be brand new. Ask them how long in business if you make contact. nm
How is that unrealistic?
If you had any other job and didn't meet the expectations of your employer you would be terminated. What makes this job any different?
But very unrealistic!
How unrealistic to say they are not going to get
This is just not true and such a blanket pessimistic statement. Of course they can do better. MDI was not the end all of end alls, and to have your attitude, well, of course they will have no options. Might as well just throw in the towel according to you, and give up. What a terrible way to look at life and how sad for you.Of course, you'll reply that you are just fine and dandy, which is BS. Why come on here then and spread your doom and gloom. Say something encouraging, why not?? As I said, I've worked for MDI before and they were OK. They were very nice and very accommodating, but they had no work. No work equals no work. This was not just one time, either, but over a period of several years. They treated me like gold, but were always short of work. Before you bash me, I am a top notch MT who types anything and everything, can handle any number of accounts, so it was not me. I can still write to staff today and they are friendly and would give me a job, but truly MDI was not the best game in town and certainly not the only game.Now why not encourage the MDI MTs some more?? any more doom to toss at them?
I don't think it is unrealistic at all and I am a very
were, for the most part, top notch MTs. But if you haven't noticed, MT has been on a downhill slide for a while now. The writing is on the wall, and that writing just got so big a blind man could see it with the aquisition of MDI. If I am wrong, I'll come back someday and say so. But even with my own accounts and within 20 years of retirement, I am preparing for another my exit from MT.
And expect to work long hours but somehow you only make peanuts.
I suspect that they must not pay for spaces, headers, etc.. as you can work all day and somehow you barely have any lines. I smell a rat.. very suspicious to me that you could work so hard and it just never adds up.
Well, I was thinking I couldn't make enough $$ but I truly didn't stay long enough..SM
to really give it a chance. I know that now. I started but got cold feet and went back to my old job. I really liked their benefits, and I'd be willing to give it time, this time, to get more used to the account and system, etc.
I was just wondering if they ever hired anyone back. Thanks for asking and not flamning. :)
That's so true. It's unrealistic to think otherwise.
Whoa, please be very careful. Their ad is very unrealistic
The powers that be at JLG had unrealistic expectations.
May of 2008 is when they went live with their SR program. They hired a bunch of the QA people that were fired from Focus in their shake up in early May. They hired everyone in at hourly pay because the SR supervisor told mangement that there would be a learning curve for the SR engine. In other words, the QA people hired at the beginning would be teaching the SR engine by making corrections to the reports typed by the SR software. We were basically transcribing entire reports in an effort to teach the engine.
Within two weeks of starting the program, JLG management was crying about losing money because they were paying us hourly and we weren't producing where they thought we should be. The supervisor again tried to explain to them that as the SR engine began to learn, our production would increase significantly because we would need to make fewer corrections. This shut them up briefly. Then they began to cry again and said all SR people need to be paid on production even though they had contracts with each and every one of us stating we were to be paid hourly. So the decision was made to put everyone but the team leads on production.
Still JLG management wasn't satisfied because they weren't lining their pockets well enough or quick enough. They kept pushing and the SR supervisor turned in her resignation. They in turn told her she was terminated as of that day instead of letting her work her final two weeks. They then cut her off completely and told her to not have contact with any of us. Within a week of her departure, the team leads were then contacted and told they had to go on production as well.
Still not satisfied, management began to scrutinize each SR editor, putting some on 100% QA and bombarding them with email, making them feel as though every move they made was being watched. It was a very stressful situation. Management played games such as cutting off work so there was no work in the SR queue for anyone or putting in some phantom editor who was doing SR at a rate three times faster then the rest of the SR team.
Some of us were producing upwards of 3000 lines a day on SR and still were made to feel it was not enough and if we were producing enough, then our quality was called into question.
Now this. Now they just pull the plug. We put our blood, sweat, and tears into making SR work for JLG and they have had no intentions of letting work --> well at least one person specifically had no intentions of letting it work.
So there is the sad saga of the JLG SR fiasco.
Unrealistic view that a lot of MTs do not understand. The offshore companies sm
have very deep pockets and make it attractive for companies here to use them. Even if every smaller MTSO refused to do it, do you think we would be able to compete with Spheris and C-Bay just to name two of the bigger companies that use the offshore transcriptionists?
Hospitals, unfortuneately, often care more about the bottom line than the perfection we expect from ourselves. Many doctors do not read the reports (most from what I understand) and just care that they have satisfied JACHO requirements by having a record in the charts.
Offshore transcription is not going anywhere. Sad but true. I do not support it but I am a small tree in a very, very, very big forest.
Yes, it's totally word based, but it's also totally slow.
I haven't had a very good experience using dictaphone EXText. I wouldn't recommend anyone work on this platform. I don't know how anyone can say this is a very productive platform in any way whatsoever. Actually, it is the worst I've ever worked on. I like Bayscribe, DocQscribe, and many others over this setup.
It has nothing to do with Indians
It has to do with any MT of any nationality that will accept to work for peanuts. We had that saying IN-HOUSE back in the day before anyone had heard of off-shoring. Please don't try to look for racist meanings when there are none. What the saying means is that if you pay little enough, you will get a worker (no matter the nationality) who has the knowledge and abilities of a monkey. I have known plenty of that variety right here in the good old US of A.
At first I was thinking that you were being unrealistic, not thinking about taxes, benefits, etc. bu
surprised to find that you are not asking the moon. Let me clarify a few things: Rates charged are not as high as 0.25 per line, but no one that has U.S. employees goes as low as 0.115 or they would not be able to pay their bills. A more realistic range is 0.125-0.165, and that top end is hard to find, most falling at 0.14-0.15 per line.
The rates of pay you propose are very reasonable IF the following is true: These are seasoned MTs who do not need a lot of hand-holding, QA or blanks filled in, unless a very difficult/impossible doctor.
How about a scale based on experience and accuracy of 0.09 - 0.105 per line (acute care), and $1.15-$1.30 per report (radiology)?
The VR one is tough as everyone, MTs and MTSOs and facilities are still feeling their way on this. As an MTSO who was an MT, I feel that VR editing is as difficult to do as regular transcription. I don't think that it should be substantially less pay or charged less as the end product is still the same.
Funny thing here? My company already follows that scale. We should work together, not at odds, to reinforce this industry and bring it back to where it should be, right here in the U.S.A. with a decent paycheck.
I think that's because you don't have to pay the Indians to sign on - sm
and yes, I am being sarcastic!! :)
The Idots are the Indians.
What about editing the Indians?
THat is not true.... we QA editors never get Indian work, and some companied they get edited twice India and then final editing in US, and it is still crappy.
I'm sure the Indians who devised it, will not
Indians...Are they really that good?
if you like working for Indians you will like it.
all Indian all the time.
Indians = monkeys?
Regardless of how I feel about Indian outsourcing, that's a snide remark.
GIVE IT TO THE INDIANS
You are so right. And to take it further I have to say, we as MTs let this happen. Granted, it was the old frog in the pot situation, but the water is boiling now and it's time to JUMP OUT! MTs as a whole simply need to REFUSE to put up with all this cra...nonsense.
I only work my own accounts, as well as some work for a wonderful, small service owner. I tried Spheris and Transolutions a few years back only to experience all the horrors lamented on these boards, and quit both of them in a matter of 2 or 3 weeks. Life's too short to be miserable and broke. You're not making any money anyway!!!!! Have you ever figured out your hourly wage? Especially when you're sitting there all hours just hoping some work will come in! This has been going on for so long, it's pretty clear that it's not going to change, so LET THE INDIANS HAVE IT!!!
Unbelievable! The Indians
can't even MT very well, much less do QA!!! What's this business coming to...
I'd rather edit Indians than VR because sm
I did that and made a lot more money on it than VR. They actually get all the words right except our slang.
Blame it on the Indians! LOL ! Like everything else! LOL..nm
Well, they better have lots of Indians, as I don't
Kentucky Indians. nm
How can you NOT KNOW you were training Indians?
The dialect did not give it away? The lack of knowledge of the English language was not telling?
Does it matter if it is being RAN or RUN by Indians..same outcome
Get over it..
not sure of the exact # but there are more Indians than Americans
Of course we are the goldstars - just as the Indians are with their own kind, etc.
Ya gotta think global though.
Mostly Indians. I've never seen anything good
posted above them.
Let the Indians work holidays for OSI
Why are you making Indians scapegoats SM
for United States greed? My company has more MTs in India than in the United States. The list of US hospitals that prefer the company send reports to India is shocking and makes me sick. But India is doing more to bring business to their country than we are to ours. Whose fault is that? It sure as heck is not the Indians.
Working for Indians is a pain.........sm
They are rude and they love to talk down to you, especially women....they think they know every damn think about everything and don't know squat.
Indian men are A holes!
But "Kentucky-based" Indians …. nm
I had a BAD experience with working with Indians...nm
So if Transcend uses Indians for weekends,
they have Monday through Friday only positions available for US employees?
What is Cbay. Do they hire MTs. I thought only Indians.