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Very heavy ESL on my acct, needed a Cphone, other things. They were very organized in their

Posted By: hiring process, tho'. nm on 2006-04-27
In Reply to: Were there too many ESLs or possibly not enough work? nm - anon


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Post from June 2006 said the ESL load was very heavy and you needed a Cphone & 2nd line. Used to
sorry...they will lend you a Cphone if needed. nm
From an ad last year, you needed a Cphone to work. Don't know anything about them. nm
They had an ad here a year ago for IC positions and you needed a Cphone. Don't know about now. nm
I was recently offered a net acct with them, no Cphone. nm
In 2006, you needed a Cphone & paid your own LD line to
You needed a Cphone & 2nd line to work there in the past. nm
I was switched from one heavy ESL acct to another and couldn't get the lines, so I bailed. Other
Post from 2005 said you needed a Cphone and you HAD to buy Workman's Comp insurance to work
I was on an internet acct, no Cphone. ESL docs were swarming, tho', and I couldn't make good l
I haven't needed more work - there is plenty on my acct
I lost an acct with MQ, called the hospital and they told me who had the acct. I chose not to go wi
Older posts about them have the MTs bouncing from acct to acct and not being able to make
My acct mgr sent an update this morning stating a large acct sm
starting next week; another in 2 more weeks; another in early October; and another in November. This is just a normal end of summer / holiday slowdown. I'm sure other posters on this board are also out of work due to the same circumstances.
Give it a whirl. I WAS on that same acct, same pay. Asked and got put on an acct just as bad, so I
not organized enough
I have to agree with In My Opinion. I have dealt with Linda Kelley in the past, and my experience was not a pretty one. She was great in the beginning, but then she left the company she was originally contracting from and everything went downhill from there. We hardly ever got paid on time, and I have a real hard time believing that it has changed, especially since I have heard otherwise from current people within the last few weeks.

I will agree that if you get your production requirements and were there when expected she left you alone, but IMO I need to get paid to show up on time, first and foremost. If she ever gets that corrected than I would consider working for her, but at this point I haven't heard that it is corrected.
they are not that organized
and do not respond or reply very well
Not so organized...
I applied, did all the testing, was sent all the hire paperwork, faxed it back and never heard another word back. I tried emailing numerous times and all I got was that they were really busy.. Busy?? I just faxed my personal information, social security information etc..testing, got set up for the FTP file transfer and then no one called me back. That always give me a bad first impression and disorganization is my pet peeve. I wouldn't apply again with them if they were the last transcription company left. But...to each his own, maybe you'll have better luck
How was your acct at Amphion? I have a HORRIBLE acct...

I am new to Amphion and have this account that has a lot of account specifics, no automatic ADT (which means I have to search for the names, etc) which is not a problem for me, but there is one dictator who is ALWAYS awful, and I have been getting him back to back to back my first week with Amphion.  Did you find that you basically only had 1 or 2 dictators while there or did you have more?  Of course, I would not mind doing him occasionally but can't do this all day.  I will never be able to make any money, especially at the line rate that I am being paid.  I have 2 children of my own and 3 of my sister's children in my care.  I cannot afford to do this everyday and don't know what to do.  I work as an IC for another company making 9 cents a line, which is much more than Amphion, but really wanted employee status so was willing to make a little less, but I am afraid it is not going to work.  I do not want to have to find yet another company and start all over with them to only find out that they suck too.  Any suggestions?

Just get all your stuff organized while
you wait to get set up. I like to have a ring binder to keep all the account specifics and company phone numbers in, etc. Use tab sheets and label them. If they send me a list of dictators, I print it out and tab that alphabetically too. It's just quicker for me and I can write in notes, like, sounds like Phillips, see Filipp or whatever. Plus new ones. Look on line for address lookups for the state of the account or accounts you get (whenever you find out). I use the State of __ Board of Medical Examiners' sites.

Never worked for them but they don't seem organized at all..sm
I had applied and spoken with a recruiter multiple times.  They just don't seem organized or very professional in a sense that I would not trust them.  Their benefits seemed great but I had that aching nag in the back of my mind that something wouldn't be right with them - that it would be a disaster.  So I turned them down.  You may have a different feeling and it may work out but with all of the confusion and problems that I had BEFORE working for them, I just said No.  And, it seems like they can be a bit grumpy and not for ya.  You know what I mean?  Best of luck to you.  I know it is scary switching jobs when you are an MT.
Personally, I think TT is more organized than SG.
I applied for SG, got an immediate response because I had been on the Escription platform for over 3 years and 15 years of MT experience. They told me they needed someone ASAP and asked me to the do testing that day, which I did....and then NOTHING.  No response. My emails to them went unanswered, which I found rude. If for some reason, I did not pass the test (which was extremely easy), then out of common courtesy, they could have contacted me with a Dear John email even. I wasted my time immediately doing the testing only to be blown off. Very unprofessional in my opinion. That right there says a lot about a company. A few years ago, I did apply with TT, got offered the job and did work with them for a few months. I ended having to quit for personal reasons, nothing on their side as they were very organized and nice to work for. So, they get my vote. 
Not very organized. Had more than 1 platform to work on
I had 3 accounts and had to learn new platform for each.  I didn't stay with them very long.  Found a better place.
MW also uses their own software, Merit, which is very easy and organized. nm
500 emails in two months?!?! Not my idea of an organized company. No thanks. LOL
only on this broard reading or researching. this used to be good/organized.
Transhealth is very organized, great benefits..horrible platform
Maybe it was just me but i never made it through training. It certainly could have been a lot easier than having to open up 3-4 programs to get going. I found it to be time-consuming and in a production-based atmosphere, this did not cut it. On the other hand, maybe others think the program is wonderful, but I sure did not. I have used Dictaphone EXText and that is way easier.
Yes, VERY heavy ESL.

I don't want to sound ignorant, but what exactly is a c-phone? how does it work?

Thank you for your kind help.

Pay is said to be low, 800 lpd is PT, as of Jan. 07 they were still Cphone only
what is a Cphone?
anyone care to explain?  Thank you for your help!
Why would getting top heavy with
I can understand not answering emails but top heavy with management really isn't any of the MTs business.
despite the heavy negatives
i vote MQ; tried a couple smaller companies -- but when you roll into the mix all the various factors, its my choice place to be. and furthermore, its my family's sole income and as a FT employee -- i'm not even worried about the lawsuits and all. The company is constantly improving. There are no signs of sell-out or collapse, only of strength.
MDI-FL'ers, can you do 250 LPH, even with heavy
Do you need your own Cphone and own LD, not reimbursed? nm
Not a Cphone - a Lanier!
Heavy turnover
Big turnover on this account. They constantly advertise. Look elsewhere.
OSI heavy on the offshoring, I believe.

Never Mind, I turned the connection upside down and it worked. Thanks, All Have a Great Saturday.  I just got out of the hospital for five days HIGH BP STROKE, MIGRAINE, DUE TO YOU GUESSED IT- TYPING ALL THE TIME, AND NO EXERCISE. Did 30 minutes of power walking already. Not ready to go to the grave yet. I challenge everyone to do at least 30 minutes of some form of exercise a day.
Cphone is Dictaphone
C phone is actually a Dictaphone. Looks like a telephone and you dial into the hospital clinic for dictation. Has a foot pedal and headset. Technology has been around forever and is still used by a lot of places. You can find them on ebay for about $100-200.
Cphone is fine
Actually Cphone works fine for me. No waiting for files to pull up and sound quality depends on where you live and type of phone service. I've used it for years and years and have no problems with it. 
Any RAD MT at MDI-MD using Meditech and Cphone?
I use a c-phone on current hospital account - no problems with it and make good money using it.  I have never used Meditech platform and would love to hear from any MDI-MD rad MT who has used this combination (Meditech with Cphone)  on the pros and cons.  They offered me a good per report rate so I am considering employment. Thanks.
Heavy ESL account...sm
I happen to work on the heavy ESL account at Axolotl. It is difficult, I won't lie. There are not many Asian dictators, but I have many years of experience with ESLs and I do find it to be quite difficult. I have only been with Axolotl since July and just moved over onto this account a few weeks back, but it was my secondary prior to that. I think with time, they are very doable; however, it is not a huge money-making account. I can't come near the 250-300 lph I used to be able to do (which might be age showing, too), but I love this company and they are very accommodating in many ways! Work has been slow lately, but is supposed to be picking up as this account brings on more work. If you are up for a challenge and would like to work for a great company, I'd say go for it. They are really, really good about filling in blanks and providing feedback and you can even relisten to the job which helps you learn them better! e-mail me if you'd like!
Heavy ESL is probably exactly why I got that callback...
now that you mention it. Before I quit, they had me in a very heavy ESL account. That's not specifically why I left (didn't help), it was a combination of things, mainly that I couldn't move through the junk quickly enough to make a decent paycheck anymore and knew it was not gonna get better there. Of course, I was told at the time that was all they could give me. We do not have a fit for you, yeah, buddy. Going back would just mean more mistreatment. I personally hope they have to fold.
they supply the cphone, but...sm
the accounts they have with C-phones are really AWFUL!
Count on heavy Mon and Tues and then
computer up to 14 hours or so a day to wait for work to drop in to get your line count, or you can just work 365 days/yr. They will tell you to work outside your schedule if there is not work and expect you to have a consistent daily line count.
You need your own Cphone and LD plan for Execuscribe. Don't know anything else. nm
Used to need a Cphone for there. I never got a reply the 2x I applied. nm
Philbrick will lend you a Cphone, but you pay for your own LD. A yr
do they still have the cphone accounts mixed in
with internet accounts? Thank you.