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True. I am leaving. They have way overhired and (sm)

Posted By: OP on 2005-09-13
In Reply to: Amphion - Anonymous

just cannot make money with them. Thanks for letting me know I am not crazy!LOL!!:)

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can you tell me why you are leaving WMX. Am thinking of leaving too. nm
Same here. I am sure they have overhired! sm..
Sad, because I really, really like FutureNet but I have been testing all week during the downtimes with FutureNet (which has been 20 out of 24 hours a day it seems)....I believe they have overhired and it is not fair.  I know that they have to meet their turnaround times but maybe they should have given some kind of incentive.  I know that may sound rude but everyone, at times, has hard times and cannot be there for a day or something.  But to actually go in and hire WAY TOO MANY people to make it where you cannot even come close to what you were getting is just ridiculous!  Why is always feast or famine?  I wonder if a lot of people are quitting or have quit because I know from my experience, my pay has been cut down to 1/6 of what I was getting prior...and my family and I cannot live off of that.
MDI-FL has overhired again.
DSG has overhired once again!
What primary accounts?  Bounced around all day scaping the bottom of the barrel because there is hardly enough work to go around.  Some of us have been there for a long time now and helped to keep these accounts afloat when there were only a few of us working when we said we would. 
More than likely overhired (sm)
I have been with them over 2 years. I have seen the volumes go and up down. I can always tell when they overhire and then it will level out (at least with my account).

I have noticed the work is running low on a lot of the accounts. So......who knows....time will tell.
If like MDI-FL, they overhired and no work.
Webmedx has overhired
Hired all of Medquist employees and now running out of work. Have several accounts that I work on, so that is not the problem.
I don't think they have overhired, but they hire
way too early for a new account.   From reading the message boards there are people who have finished training for an account that isn't even due to come on-line until December and I know at least some of them are working on other accounts until their account comes on-line.

They may very well have overhired, although there are usually at least 5 accounts who have OT on them almost every day.
They have overhired once again. Not much work
They have overhired for management sm
and are screwing the MTs. STill spouting the same have a nice day, we appreciate you policy. They bought another MT company last year, have totally partnered up with the totally bogus MT org (whom no decent MT has anything to do with), hired a lot of people from there for management, and have an agenda that is OUT OF CONTROl. Nothing there is to benefit the transcriptionist. Hope I die before I have to retire from there with nada.
If they overhired it won't be a problem for long.
People get tired of them screwing with line counts and checks not consistently on time ...... and leave.   I can't believe they are still in business. 
TransTech has WAY overhired recently

May want to reconsider their offer or you could end up with insufficient work along with some of us - not all but some of us.

I think they way overhired and I told my supervisor that too.
I'm on escription, clinic and hospital and all is low/out.
No TT overhired for the overflow account
they are putting those MTs on the other accounts.
That is the problem on my account...they overhired (sm)
I really hope they do try to rectify things with the accounts that are overstaffed because it is a great place to work and I do not want to look for another job.  All I want is steady work on my account.  I know it's hard to staff these accounts because they can't really predict how much work there will be.
My guess is that they've overhired again. nm
still, though, overhired. companies would get more cooperation if (sm)
they'd cut back on that. and, yes! communication - conference calling - using the voice so nothing is misinterpreted.
Someone suggested everyone has overhired a lot of former MedQuist people -
Not sure if this is true or not, but it is one possibility. A friend of mine says her checks have been less than half what they normally are for June AND July. Let's hope it picks up for us all soon!
Sounds like you are suffering from the overhired syndrome that is

causing lots of us to look elsewhere.  There are lots of MTs who work for more than one account.  They can't be without work so they juggle.  I don't see a conflict with working 2 jobs, unless both are full-time and then juggling them might be an issue. 

I've worked 3 jobs at once, 1 full-time and 2 part-time, but that was back in the days before work was offshored and VR and I had a ton of work and just couldn't do all that was being asked of me.  I have worked 2 for a short time while starting a new one and not wanting to quit the other one until I got a feel for things. 

They have overhired for the summer. We will ALL be running out of work!

They thought they had a new account and it was not a go, so overhire again.  They are just running this ship TOO TIGHT



I agree. Though I have found the IC job still overhired, I do better at my employee job
I stuck it out for too many months with my IC job as my 1 and only job. I got lots of accounts and tried lots of ways to get work, 24 hours checking. My paychecks were still pale. This went on for way too long. It was TAT and overhiring. Good for them, not for me. So, I decided to go with a big national I worked with years ago, as an employee, and took a split shift. Best move I have made in years to go back to the national. I have been drowning in work and my paychecks are finally getting to the old days, 2 or 3 years ago. I will definitely not let my IC job go but I will never depend on it again. As long as I show up now and then there, I have both jobs. Use the IC for pocket money and in case the national runs dry which is doubtful, I never have to go to tertiary accounts. It took me a very bad year and lots of jobs to find a good fit but I hope that people out there do believe it is possible to earn a good living. Just trial and error. And to those who work directly for a hospital, please count your blessings. I took my position directly way too lightly. Of course they have outsourced now. But it is possible to be back to 40K or more again, just hang in there!
look, they probably overhired, they don't care if 100 transcriptionist quit, just hire more.
Platform a bit slow, loads of material to know on each acct, they overhired
for the acct they put me on, so I sit and wait for work to roll in. They gave me a secondary acct, but again I wait. I think some are happy there, I might be if they didn't overhire and they beefed up their platform to move a little quicker.
TransTech has no work; that is why; lost accounts; overhired significantly BAD nm

Does TT care?  No, they get their big paychecks no matter if the MT's do or not.

Glad that's true for you for 8 years. Not true for many. I love the company, but I do run out of
as do many others. Wish I were as fortunate as you.
Not necessarily true. That is not a true test of skill.
Do you know how many people get others to take tests for them? It happens and it happens more often than you might think. The only skill that shows anyway is that you can do it.

We are actually more than a transcriptionist. We are specialists in our field and we are supposed to know some things regarding anatomy and physiology as a working base. That's how we can judge if a physician dictates something in accurately and many do because they can't pronounce or just are not thinking. That's why our skills of basic knowledge come into play and that means basic knowledge of body parts. If our job was just to sit there and type without thinking about what we are transcribing, then all patients are in trouble and this is just based on what I see as a QA person.

It's more than just knowing how to transcribe and some of the companies have discovered how to know what your basic knowledge is based on what you have picked up with your experience by utilizing your references etc. Hopefully that utilization of your references has taught you something that does stick in your head.

Beliefs like yours are just so far off base. You have to know what you are doing. It's not just about being able to listen and type. Base knowledge is a very important thing and the services have to find a way to know that knowledge base that is there in your head.

Anyone leaving?
Is anyone leaving companies for lack of work or is this just a slow time of year for transcriptionists?  Having tough time making lines.

In my experience, our work has always slowed down just before school starts.  Most people are focusing on buying school clothes, books, supplies, etc., and aren't taking the time nor spending the money to go to the doctor or into the hospital for elective surgeries.  Believe me, after the kids get into school and start passing the "bugs" around, it will pick up - or at least it always does for us.

Would any of the MTs who have left mind sharing where they went and if things have worked out any better. I am feeling like it is just trading one bag of crap for another in this business.
I am leaving for a few reasons, mainly because I got a better offer, more $$, benefits, etc.

I was moved to Columbus from another office. There is lots of work, I'm on DQS. However, I had much more schedule flexibility in my other office. I'm an SE, buy produce more than full-time. Since the switch to DQS, if I work 15 minutes less than my scheduled "shift" I get questioned on it, even if I have produced 1400 lines that day. My old office (the one I was hired on) did not require a set schedule.

Mostly I am leaving because of money - 2 cents more per line, and only a line commitment required each day, not a set schedule.
I'm leaving MQ...
and I will never go back. I've been there for years with no raises.  They just came out with a 'rewards' program that isn't a reward, it's a pay cut.  They are currently being sued by their clients for over-billing and by their transcriptionists for under-paying.  In order to pay for their mounting legal problems, they are moving their transcription to India. 
Why is she leaving OSi again?
She hasn't been back here that long?
Leaving OSI?
I am not leaving OSi but I was recently laid off from SPI/Cy-Med. Glad to hear you are so happy with TT.
That is see her say she was leaving.
Okay so blast me for a typo. I care about my typos more than your calling me down for writing on here. LOL.
Why are they leaving?
I'm in the middle of testing right now, and I am wondering why so I know whether or not to continue? You can e-mail me if you don't want to say it on the board.
leaving OSi
I am in the process of leaving due to very low work volumes the last few months. I cannot believe they are hiring.
For those leaving TT.....
Did you call or email management to notify them you were leaving? Did you give a 2 week notice?
Leaving MDI
I know what you mean. I have spoken with and e-mailed to other MDI MTs and we all seem to be going through a grief reaction. I will find myself breaking into tears without warning. I thought maybe I was going nuts or something but several others have the same thing happening to them. I have to admit, that this tops anything I have ever experienced. For me, it is not what was done but how we were kept on hold for so long without work. When I asked, I was told that some accounts would be coming on in September and October and it would all be fine then. Yeah, right. Anyway, I wish you good luck in your search.
leaving MDI....
I have an interview at 1p. I will probably take the job, already know all the specs. I will probably stay at MDI, just cut down to part time and see how things go. Good luck to you!
leaving MDI....
I have an interview at 1p. I will probably take the job, already know all the specs. I will probably stay at MDI, just cut down to part time and see how things go. Good luck to you!
leaving MDI
I agree with you completely. I feel a real sense of loss. I wish MDI and all concerned nothing but the best, but like you, I think I made the right decision to leave. I hope all who are looking can find the right jobs.
Where did you end up working after leaving?
People Leaving

I think a lot of people may be leaving just because of the unknown. Myself  I plan on sticking it out. Of course we got the short update today. I myself need the insurance and love the time off.

Not sure who your sup is, but i guess i have been lucky as a remote MT. I have had not been given any thing bad to say about anyone in Toledo, or remote sups. At this point all i can do is wait and see.


I wonder if the clients are leaving
because they are being sold and that is why I have no work? I can't wait until they make the announcement - then I will know if I need to pack up and leave.
Accounts leaving?
Is Doctors Georgia of Columbus still with them?  I always liked that account and wonder who they are with now.  Thanks!
I am happy too since leaving

Medscribe was the worst job I ever had in 30 years of working.

I am now happy and hopeful for the future.  Seriously, that job was depressing.


Just out of curiosity, why are you leaving? nm
That's the reason I'm leaving
Have been working for them with no problem. Now that the memo came out indicating they will be sending a certain number of reports per day to test the waters, I'm finished with them. I would leave ANY company, I don't care WHO they are, that offshores. I've been with Transcend for awhile now, but once I found this out, that's it. I'm finished with them. I'll only work for US-based companies that only hire US-based MTs.
Leaving Amphion
I am quitting too. The management there is so out of touch with the realities of trying to make money as an MT. There are WAY better companies out there.
No, I have never been audited since leaving DSG...

I was also never audited before DSG.  Furthermore, I was not audited my first year at DSG.  That was something that they have always made up as they go along. 

The only thing High School or immature here is your inability to present any valid arguement.  All we hear is how much you feel sorry for me... and dont really feel sorry for me.  I feel sorry for you.  DSG is a total rut of a company to be stuck in.  I hope they miss me every day - I was a good worker and always went above and beyond for them, and was never appreciated or rewarded for it. 

Unless you want to point out something positive, a true and valid point, dont bother with the rhetorical responses. 

unless MTs are leaving in droves