Well, 1 poster asked the question....
Posted By: == on 2009-05-10
In Reply to: Google vs Reference Books - OldMT
'Is there actually a company named Rural Transcription?'
Now, which one of your BOOKS
would you use to look this question up?
Wouldn't you Google it?
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Gee, ya think that's maybe why the original poster asked about SCHOOLS??
Amazing! Obviously brains are not too much of a requirement...Ya just had to get that dig in about how hard it is due to medical "language", yadda, yadda. Give it a break and say something we or the original poster DIDN'T know!
You'll see this poster every time something is said or asked about Keystrokes. sm
He/she has a bitter attitude about them but never provides specifics. I think everyone just ignores this person. I know I did, and I am glad as I love my job at Keystrokes. It did take a few weeks to get started but they were waiting on my ID from the hospital. It was worth the wait. I have been there 4 months now.
also, the original poster asked how to stay production with small children...
not whether or not MTs are being exploited...
When they called me and I asked them if they offshored, they asked me why that was my business!
Sad but true. You're asked to work NOW, then asked to stop NOW, then go again and then stop
If you dont get off the minute the hospital asks, even if you have no idea that they have requested that your to be off, then the hospital MTs steal your work right out of your queue and I mean reports you have already done. I dont understand the concept of having a contract with a hospital and then having to fight for work with the hospital MTs. We should have guaranteed work during our shift and enough of the the hospital wants you to help right now and then a few hours later they want us to stop working as the work is too low. It is crazy and I couldnt work like that so I had to quit.
Hello??!! I'm the original poster! I think I can respond to the poster who replied to my original
ok-you asked for it.........sm
Good points: Pay always on time and always correct.
Bad points: Work flow is not consistent (some days plenty of work, some days no work at all on the system).
Their QA for eScription Accounts are very inconsistent and do not follow account specifics. Change correct things and terms to incorrect terms (very very frustrating).
Indian based and Indian run company.
They subcontract out most of their eScription work to other MTSO companies.
Don't know about the other side of it using their NetCare system. I work on their eScription side of things, which is all run by the India based company.
Since they are eating up all of the eScription accounts, I thought I'd try them - needless to say it is not very profitable.
Don't count on making good money there. Many days without work.
To each their own. It may be a good fit for some.
I asked for more
and that's what I was told the line rate I could get.
And to top it all, I have a friend who has TWO YEARS experience and was offered 8 c/line for a PT position. PART TIME!!! And I'm getting 8.5/line for FT with all that experience in acute care? Something stinks here.
Wouldn't you be upset????
Sorry...I asked this before
but can't find the post! Does anyone know a good website that lists most MT companies (besides MT Daily). Thank you.
Know what FTP is. That's why I asked who uses it. nm
I asked that down below...
and no one seemed to know about the platform except to watch your line count? Not sure what that means.
since you asked, yes, 1 do nm
Not what I asked about but thanks anyway. SM
The drug testing doesn't bother me. I would just like to know the answers to my questions before I apply.
Same here. Have never been asked if CMT or not. I'm not. nm
yes they do...have you asked for one?
Yes I asked -
I asked that below...
but didn't get any reply. Not sure that's a bad thing or a good thing!
Well, have you ever asked?
to be able to fluctuate your working hours? Guess that would make a difference.
Have you ever asked
Unfair, yes and no. I do know they have called others who were not working when they were scheduled to be. It probably depends on what account you are on, and so may not actually change anything except that you will have to clock in and out each time you quit and start during the day.
I tried to tell you below when you asked, but
you don't seem to want to heed the advice given, not only by me but the numerous others who posted. In this day and age no company can guarantee you work.
Not what I asked.
Then, how many MTs does TT have? Big company? Little company? I would like a number cause I'm curious.
I know that this has been asked before BUT (sm)
Can anyone give me information on TTD, Inc? It is also known as TTD and The Transcription Doctors. I have searched the archives with all 3 names and cannot find anything. However, when I googled them I found 2 older posts on MTstars for them but was hoping for more current information. TIA
Since you asked...I believe it's
We've gone from typewriters and using White-out to desktops and using Word shortcuts. That changed the way we transcribe. Because of the internet and home computers, a lot more of us are able to work from home.
Now, the same is happening with EMRs. How it all plays out is anybody's guess. My guess is there will be *growing pains* but, in the end, transcriptionists will never be without some sort of job. Someone mentioned data mining below, and there's also data tagging, which will probably become an *official* title here pretty soon.
There's also the opinion in
http://www.medical-transcription-and-you.com/healthcare-emr.html (you'll have to copy and paste) that there are still hundreds of millions of records being dictated the old-fashioned way, which will need transcriptionists to type them.
I believe that someone asked about this same
company a few days ago and someone else posted on the company but it would be wayyyyyyyyyyy on down the page by now or a couple of pages over. People are answering posts on various companies, it is just with so many posts by MDIers and Transcenders they are getting shifted down very fast.
Hope you are able to find the post!!
Have you asked them about it yet?
That may just mean that if you drop your signal or something you're on your own. I would think that it would severely limit their employee pool if they only hired people who had one and only one person hard-wired into the modem at any given time.
Have you asked them about it yet?
After reading the 2nd agreement that says I can't have a wireless router, but I can have a regular router with Ethernet cord, I called help desk on the chance that someone would answer at 3 AM. A guy did and said that lots of people have routers, but you can't use the wireless kind and to call back when the office is open.
Not that poster but
why was she rude? I didnt see anything rude in her post. So she got more lines than you, how is that rude? I work at Transcend also and I got my lines in that I usually get. I had to type a different shift of course. I work different times of the day when it is slow and I always manage to make it.
Also, the email that was sent out I think was very considerate. Any other company, when slow ( and they ALL get slow), just slows down with no explanations, reassurances, or care.
That's not what the poster said. Poster said
If the poster was hired at 8 cpl last year and makes 13,001 lines to qualify for the incentive (0.0025 cpl at 13,001 lines) that means the poster only makes 1072.58. But the MTs hired after Nov. 1 at 10 cpl makes 1100.00 for only producing 11,000 lines. Tell you what, that would freak me out if I just got hired there. Because no matter when you get hired, in a few short weeks or months you're just the old worn out mare to them.
Are you the same poster as below?
I appreciate your comments about new accounts coming on board in January and June. That is very likely.
The MTs here who are sobbing, as you say, and cannot have it both ways ARE the ones who did keep a fairly regular schedule and did for years, and now for the last couple months the rug has been pulled up from under them.
To the poster(s) below who is/are asking
about TransHealth, I am the one who answered your questions and got flamed for being honest. This is exactly why I said before I will never put why I hated a company again. I have no reason to lie, but just believe me when I say it is definitely in your best interest(s) to stay away from this company. They are the absolute worst out there and that is saying something!!
Not that poster, but I know what he/she SM
is saying because I have worked with a number of people over the years who will look you straight in the eye and tell you that they were the best transcriptionists and in fact they were terrible! Usually they had a bunch of years in, but they had limited value - like typing only 1 type of work or had only worked at 3 little rural hospitals, like that. They functioned well as long as the dictator was American and spoke at a normal rate of speed but they would never be able to do the kind of work a normal transcription service has.
Not the poster above, but that's how I met this
person. I had a problem and posted about it on this very board, and this person was so kind and caring and helpful. Nothing to do with a job - but with med transcription. She has been a mentor AND friend to many, many MTs for no financial gain whatsoever at all - thus anyone even bothering to post in her defense, let alone know who she is. She got nothing out of me, had nothing to gain from helping me - just went out of her way to help me, and I know has done the same for others. A really nice and professional MT - one who wants to help others newer to the field, etc. I don't see her post here anymore for a long time, and I just pray that she does not read the boards either. Really an all time low for MTs to post personal attacks on a person - I'm sure Admin isn't aware of it, or this whole thread would be in the trash where it belongs.
I think the poster was asking
what companies require you to use an FTP site to download your dictation files and send them back. I understand what you mean, but the company I work for does not require MTs to use an FTP site. I could be wrong, but I think that is what the OP was referring to.
this may be the same poster over and
over again. Diskriter has a huge turnover. H-U-G-E, both inside the main office and with transcriptionists. I couldn't take it any more. I was jumped from one account to another to another. I was told to work weekends and when I would work the weekend, I sometimes would not have any work. I actually made $23.00 one weekend after an 8 hour shift. I was fuming! They supposedly had all this work, but I certainly wasn't getting any.
I should state that I have been a Transcriptionist for 12 years, so it's not the quality of my work or lack of experience. When I first started with Diskriter, I was making my line count and my pay was not that great, but I figured I would stick with it. It just got worse. I left. I'm sure everyone has a different experience with them.
I'm not that poster above, but as far SM
as my experience with them went, he/she is speaking the truth. I did a SmartSource account and then went to work directly for Diskriter and it was like night and day. More like NIGHTMARE working for DR directly. The PTO, the health insurance, holidays, everything was totally different and much less than when I was on the SmartSource account. DR's ever-changing management was annoying because you never knew who was running what from week to week.
I think that poster was just trying to help SM
because if you wait for the administration to come onto a public bulletin board to address your questions, you will be waiting quite a while.
Not the other poster, but yes, I would say they-sm
have a lot of work that is actually worse than on the test. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone who doesn't have a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of ESL experience. All of the accounts are pretty much the same, littered with these horrible ESL doctors.
Not the poster but
I got mine from transcriptiongear.com. You can buy it directly from the Instant Text website too. I paid 180 four years ago, but it was worth it. I have tried all the Expanders out there, and this one is by far the best!
For poster below not OP
poster below is right - MDI-MD
where'd the little blue smiley guy with the thumbs-up go?
lol. Not as if I am the only poster who gets
Sure am! And also a certain poster on another
board, one who likes star trek. There was no alternative other than to make this move! My DH probably does not realize it is reality, and I am sure I will be told to bring in the money, anytime soon. But in the meantime, he can help me now. I sure would love to have e mail buddies. Just don't know if the e mail stuff works on this board right now. In the meantime, I will be here saying hi, this place and another have certainly gotten me through a lot lately, especially for companionship. THanks for all your kind words, that is for sure!
For all this poster said.
These could all be the same poster using a
showed how unprofessional she is by ranting on the other thread. This is so yesterday.
The poster below is right sm
BOS is fine and we have to have SOME sort of industry standards. HOWEVER, the account specifics have to trump the BOS every time. The client gets it how they want it, BOS to the wind. Now, if your QA person is always changing her mind, that is different.
I don't like she didn't want to go back after the fact and listen to your blanks. I don't care how she gets paid, that is a waste of time, period, end of that story, thanks folks. She may well be an idiot, if she actually thinks that saves her any time. It would increase her billable hours...still an idiot.
Take a bow, poster, take a bow....
Thanks for saving me all of that typing and waking me up.
For a fleeting second, I thought maybe I needed therapy because I actually ENJOY my job and make very decent money.
Thank you! The other poster obviously sm
has a reading comprehension problem.
I did not take as the poster
ripping apart the company, she just stated her experience with the company to date and her frustration. I can totally understand her position, wanting to be hired by a certain company, applying with them, getting excited because they send you a form to complete and then nothing after that. I have gone through the exact same thing but luckily once I did finally hear from the company, some months later, I had had enough people to tell me to run and RUN fast from them.
Again, I just took it as her venting her frustration, as so many do, on this forum, just as you have with previous companies. She did not give her name so it really makes no difference what she said about them. I know that management from some companies watch these boards and hopefully some of them will take a hint if they read a post such as hers and change things .... yep and I am still waiting on that million dollar check from Ed McMahon.
My company sends a 'thanks but no thanks' letter if you don't meet your line requirement. Maybe your company is heading in that direction with you.
Read your contract!
is really quick to judge when she has not walked in our shoes. I was told time and again that several huge accounts would be coming on in September and October. And who are you to tell anyone else what they SHOULD be doing. Please do not SHOULD on us, please. As to we will still have jobs. Some of us have too much integrity to sell out to working for people who offshore. I guess it is all in what you value.
Your self-righteousness is most unbecoming to you.