Universal sick day
Posted By: Cam on 2005-12-20
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Been reading the posts about having an MT strike. I agree with the comments about companies getting worse instead of better as far as paying IC and other transcriptionists. We should just have a universal sick day (just one day) and see what chaos this causes. May be it does not even have to be the whole day, just a couple of hours.
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There is no universal platform. sm
There is more than one platform as they work in the platform of the hospital or clinic. Call and ask for another account. I did and have been happy for 2 years.
Oh why can't we just have universal health care?!
These decisions royally stink, don't they?!. It would be so nice if we could take the whole health care scam out of the equation! Darned if you do, darned if you don't.
I'm not sure about anyone else, but I have noticed rather universal email problems lately. sm
I was told there has been a virus loose, and a lot of email, especially with attachments, was not getting through. I would probably give her a call, tell her I've had a problem with email (I have), and wanted to be sure I hadn't missed anything. Just a thought.
Intranet is only thing universal, otherwise ask your lead
We all have to enter our lines on the intranet each day (unless it's down!), but other than that it's account-specific. Better touch base with your lead.
Does anyone work for Universal Transcription out of Duluth, MN? Could you tell me a bit about it?nm
Told ya.. the word NO is not a universal language. They do not hear what you say at all ..yet..
They are the ones QA-ing your work and docking your check accordingly. What a crock.. That and I would like 12 hours and be lucky to make $50. It's a ripoff. Their line count never adds up but you can bet they get paid a lot more than they give their MTs.
What the ____? He sent you a picture - what a psycho!
Tell me more!
They said they have sick time. What's up with that?
GET SIck, WHY DON'T YA?!
I think MT work is seasonal anyway....people will always get sick, but the time of year can affect how often and how quick people decide to go to the doctor. Plus, if it's surgery or other procedures, if people can plan when to do them, they probably haven't picked June or July - when many people are on vacation, or grandkids are coming to visit....
What is sick is that there may be SM
about 15 total people in the QA world doing this, but they hold a minimum of 30 jobs and it could be up to 50 jobs between those 15 people and that is just working for nationals!
For all of you QA people out there wondering where the jobs are, that's your answer. I wish these companies could cross-check with their competitors to match names, they'd be really surprised at what is going on out there.
so sick of seeing these ads....
It makes me wanna vomit after a good laugh. All these IC positions, stating you MUST work this. You MUST do that. I'm so glad I have 2 jobs that are true IC positions. Of course I need to work to live, and I'm not lazy, but other than that, I do what I want, when I want, and how long I want. I am asked to help if can-NOT told. I do not get threats of being let go. These companies make me so sick.
And I'm getting really sick of
some of the people on this board (some, not all) jerking my emotions around. I have a conference call looming on my schedule for less than 4 hours from now, and I haven't got a clue what it will be about. And after reading this board this morning I am all but sick to my stomach with worry that it might mean I have to start job-hunting all over again.
Me too, sick of getting ripped off by SS
on a daily basis. My lines at Softscript for the last 3 weeks since the server issue have dropped drastically. I guess they think we cannot do math and only type.
feeling sick too!
I just wonder how many people here are just here to stir the pot and make everyone feel sick and scared and paranoid about their jobs?
feeling sick too!
Actually, I don't work for OSi, but work for another National that is always bashed on here. Things are changing here too and not very positive things are being said about changes and I was just making a general statement about people who like to make others feel paranoid about situations. But, I'm trying to look at it this way, there are thousands of MTs employed by my company and there are only a few here who are doing the bashing, so I'm trying to stay positive, but still a little afraid!!
Anyone sick of Amphion??
I am sick of no work...I am sick of having to flex my time...I am sick of being accused of not making my line counts when they don't have work...I am sick of being a transcriptionist!
Sick of transcription
I, too, am SICK to almost being dead from being a transcriptionist, but being the only income for 4 people, stuck in the game.
SICK of this stuff
About TransTech! They are the finest people in the business. They would never do anything in a suspicious or ill mannered method involving line counting or anything else! One might suggest if you work more and post less you would see a better line count. It takes time to build up to a good line count, i.e. becoming familiar with the facility, with the authors, with the work types, building your word expander, and working diligently towards obtaining your goals, doing what it takes to achieve the line count goals you set for yourself, turning every stone in effort to achieve those goals before suggesting the line counts are not correct. If the ESL are difficult, look at samples, invest in becoming more familiar with their way of speaking English. As far as EXTText for Word Client/Transnet/Dictaphone, I love the software. Again from time to time, there may be issues, but for the most part, the software if very geared to good production for the MT. I hope that all who read the posts about Transtech will be mature enough to make your decision by your own experience and not the experience of others. I have been with TransTech for 4 years, and I am not saying everything is wonderful, we have our ups and downs which are almost always me and not them........but in all honesty they are the finest company with the best group of people I have ever worked with and for! Thank you for reading my 2 cents on the line count saga!
I'm sick of set shifts as an IC.
THEN getting constant IMs to work when I'm supposed to be 'off'. If you want me at your beck and call you better be giving me benefits!
So sick of oversears.
Thanks for the feedback :-)
This makes me sick
I gues they are no different than anyone else
Sick and tired
Vent away! At least those of us on this board understand.
you about making me sick....
You better be careful not to offend anyone who does clinic notes (and this is coming from someone who does acute care and clinic notes). People apply for positionS where they feel they will be quality productive. After all, it is quality these companies want from US MTs is it not? If you feel those who do clinic notes do not value their skill, you are very IGNORANT/ARROGANT!!!! Please explain who you are that you can judge an MT's smarts/skills by the specialty they do. How idiotic are you?? YOU MAKE ME SICK AND I REALLY HATE GLORIFIED MTs!!! UGH UGH!!
YOU KNOW WHAT? I am sick to death of your s/m
comments after every little post or question that anyone DARES to put on this board!
Yes, please go ahead and repsond in the most childish way possible (and I know you will, as that is all you know how to do, apparently). Obviously, after your continuous verbal abuse to almost every poster on here who dared to disagree with you (yesterday), you get your jollies off of belittling anyone you can get a hold of.
Now, if anyone else on here who is over the age of 12 would like to respond to this post in a helpful manner, please feel free. If you don't know the answer to my question, then just don't reply. Not that difficult, is it?
You, SIR, are immature and should move on from this board because you have nothing constructive to say whatsoever.
In all honesty, I feel sad for anyone (like you) who lives their life as you do on a daily basis. You must feel good about yourself each night when you lay your head on your pillow, after a day of insulting and berating. What an accomplishment. Get a life.
If you choose to respond in your usual scathing manner, please do. It will only solidify the opinion that many of us here likely hold about you. Here's your chance to really show all of us worthless and incapable human beings how tough you really are. The stage is yours.
For the record, I currently earn over 10 cents per line as an employee. Not a wimp, not weak, not ignorant. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Sick of nationals
Do not rule out larger private practices. I worked acute care for 13 years and then was outsourced. Then I spent 1 1/2 years messing around with Nationals and then found a position with a large orthopedic practice, 50+ docs. Very good benefits and I do work from home, though working from home was not an issue for me. With experience, these jobs are out there but you have to be willing to jump on them when they come up. Good luck.
I know this is a dumb question, but I am considering testing for them. So, when you are sick or want to take off, you schedule it with your supervisor right? Then, it goes unpaid right? Are they pretty flexible regarding time off?
I guess if I need a vacation, I would need to save up money for it. How does it work for you?
Please excuse any typos.
I'm sick of psych
I'll email you my company info when I find another job...
sick and inundated
The person who does that has been sick and she is inundated with applicants. She is working through them. Please be patient.
makes me sick
What other industry would possibly be paying its employees the same (or even lower!) wages than they were paying 15 years ago??? I remember new employees getting paid 8.5 cpl back in 1995!!!!!!!!!
Using an inflation calculator: What cost $8.5 in 1995 would cost $11.90 in 2008.
Meaning that, without any raises for merit (yeah, a joke, right) the MT making 8.5 cpl in 1995 should now be making 11.9 cpl JUST TO BREAK EVEN with inflation!!!
A travesty for sure.
The big question is: Are you and other MTs sick
Sick at Spheris. . .
Really, I think I'm going to have a nervous breakdown working here. Crappy platform (Cornerstone), poor management, lousy everything. Been here 8 years. Would leave if I wouldn't be retiring in a year (if I make it to then). Run away from this company if you value your sanity.
sick of Transcend
I cannot speak first-hand to issues at Transcend because I have never worked there and never will. However, a colleague of mine, an experienced MT of 30 years (and former MTSO) took a job there and quickly left. She said it was a nightmare and she is the kind of person who could handle anything. I was kind of surprised that she did not last but she told me that no matter what, never take a job there. That is just her opinion, of course, but it kind of scared me.
Also, I am sick of getting the NSA prompt, often
after being told things are getting better as far as work volume goes. I had to fight for a 3rd acct after WX lost 2 of my old ones. They refuse to assign a 4th. Why don't they just level with us? Being told this is seasonal is insulting and blatantly not true. I suppose they just overhire and could care less if we make a paycheck or not.
sick of being screwed
I feel the same exact way and with all the continuing education and experience our profession requires it is completely unfair.
You can say that again. Never for the MT. I get sick of being taken advantage of for their benefit.
cause I am sooo sick of hearing (sm)
whining and griping and complaining about the same old same old!!! That's why! And if it agitates YOU to think about finding another flippin' job, then so what! I really don't care! I say, if your job stresses you out this much, it is very easy to look elsewhere. There are only TONS and TONS of other places to work, so...find another J-O-B! Simple as that! And quit yer whining, why don't cha?
I think you are wrong. Everyone has a price. I think she would be sick of all of this by now. xx
You are so full of sh**. Sick to death of you and
You have to be getting bummed out trying to do damage control on here knowing that OSi is doomed!
Cymed makes me sick
that ridiculous slogan about them being the "best kept secret" Yeah, secrets alright....about paying 7 cpl with NO spaces!! How can anyone make a living off of those slave wages???
Ewww, makes me sick!
Yes, they have sick pay and PTO, great benefits...sm
I've worked for TH for a long time, have taken sick time, and have never been fired for it. Ridiculous.
Sick of Pompous Nationals
How can they sleep at night offshoring their work to make a buck knowing that the MTs who are hanging in there with them cannot pay their bills or feed their kids.
I hope they all fail.
I'm so sick of the single mom card. sm
It does not matter what the majority demographic of a company's employees are. Single moms don't deserve a job any more than a single non-mom or a married mom or a married woman with no kids or any man. A company doesn't owe you more money/respect/benefits/leeway/slack just because you're a single mom. We all have issues, life problems, families, responsibilities. Using your single mom-ness as a crutch is the same as blaming others for your own misfortune.
sick of the emails from HIS about the new accounts...sm
why should we care? They are sending the U.S. staff those emails to rub salt in our wounds if you ask me. Why don't they just send them to the India email list?
Ah, that "dumping syndrome!" Don't you get sick....sm
of it? I keep complaining, and they keep telling me it's NOT being done - yeah, right and I have a bridge somewhere near a swamp for sale at a good price! Or the other answer I get is we don't know how to change it. OOOOOOOOOkay.........
You people make me SICK!
One persons thanks the company, another asks a questions, another calls her paranoid........ you really need to find something to do.. .....a good beginning would be to treat others in writing and actions as you would like to be treated.
Worried sick at Amphion
I am not getting up to speed and worried that I will be let go at the end of my probation. This is not all my fault because I have to add all the patient information in the screen before I can start typing. I don't have a good feeling about this and my supervisor is not helpful. Will they let me go because I am not meeting the line requirements at the end of probation or will they work with me? I chose Amphion over another company and now wish I hadn't done that. Should I just find out if the other company will hire me now instead of waiting until I have no job at all, the holidays are coming up and I am really worried.
IC or employee - sick of being taken advantage of?
AFter reading some posts regarding being taken advantage of and being treated like an IC by companies when its convenient for them and being an employee when its convenient for them, I must wholeheartedly agree. Therefore I decided to do some research and came up with rules as given by the US department of Labor regarding the definition of an IC. You will be surprised by what you read below. This is just an excerpt of a longer report. Perhaps next time a client tries to boss you around, you might want to show them this:
US Department of Labor Handbook
Part 1: Independent Contractor or Employee
Probably the main reason you became an independent contractor (aka consultant, freelance and IC) or want to, is to be your own boss. Unfortunately, some U.S. companies don't fully understand the difference between independent contractors and employees. Even among companies that do understand the difference, there are those that attempt to exploit the relationship, because it's clearly to their advantage to do so. The cheaters (and naive) misclassify workers as independent contractors, but still attempt to control them as employees. In doing so, they reap the benefits of both worlds, while depriving independent contractors of the very reason they became independent contractors in the first place: to be their own bosses.
- Companies are not your employers per se, but your clients. As such, they are not entitled to direct you in your work.
- Of course, your clients have a right to say what they expect for the rates they're paying you, but only as it relates to the outcome of the project.
- It's your right to decide when, where and how to get the project done.
HERE IS THE BIGGIE
****In other words, by U.S. law, an employer cannot classify you as an independent contractor, then dictate when, where and how you work, as though you are an employee. It's all about degree of control and independence. ***
so sick of hearing that excuse
Heard this for YEARS from KS. My gosh, how many staffing changes and recent growth is a company gonna have? That is always the excuse when there is a problem at KS. News flash..... we know KS is not perfect. it is obvious!
This makes you sick? LOL. Why would you blindly believe everything
you read on this board? How about giving them the benefit of the doubt or, short of that, just picking up the phone and calling and asking? Good grief!