Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Wilma reincarnated. Cut and paste same response. Cut and paste. nm

Posted By: . on 2006-07-06
In Reply to: Medware has been a good company - Sara


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

Did anyone ever tell you why no cut/paste? I always want to know why. sm
But I'm not going to be able to continue working for them, since they just don't have enough work during the time I have available, so it won't be a problem. 
I am trying to paste...

My resume in the Transtech application form.  I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to do that? 




Cut & Paste why?
I have been curious about this for a while.  Why do companies need us to cut and paste our resumes into an email rather than attaching them.  9 out of 10 companies on MTjobs request this and go so far as to say they will DELETE emails with attachments.  Anyone know or have a guess?
Info is obviously a cut and paste.
Anyone could do it. Why would OSi stoop so low?
going to cut and paste your post
because everything you have said is so very, very true.  I don't have 31 years of experience - but I do have 25 years of transcription/secretarial experience and 12 years of MT - so I have a little bit of an idea what I am doing - and you are so right - if you cannot at least bring in $100 a day - why bother?  I am at that point too.  I am doing SR for 4.5 cpl now - but have something else in the works - it is my very last straw.... so not giving up quite yet.  I am so very, very sorry for what you have gone through - know you are not alone - not sure what can be done - but you are not the only one in this boat!!
Copy and Paste....

I have a few of my own standards in MS Word that I will copy and paste into Meditech, but I find the tabs do not translate over to Meditech. Do you have this problem as well? It is aggravating because I have to fix these when I go back to the Meditech screen

I posted a cut and paste of what sm
they sent me and it clearly states that you are hired as an SC and then are offered SE status.  That's pretty clear.  My question is why would they hire you as SC status, tell you when to work and then offer you SE status?  Pretty fishy.  I understand you don't like the comment I made about being pimped out but I don't know what else to call it when folks accept this practice of working as an SC being told what and when, paying double taxes and putting up with this stuff.  your just handing your hard-earned money over!
I use Meditech and don't cut and paste
and it's fine for me.....we use Word inside Meditech so I have all my macros and stuff.
resume cut/paste
This might help you out :)
thanks for the copy and paste--sm
but latest and related are not the same thing. all I am seeing are posts that were placed after mine and nothing in relation to the original post questioning the company. sorry again.
Can't bring up the article - could you cut and paste - sm
it so that we could read it??
copy/paste is against the rules.. we were
from the onset to NEVER EVER copy and paste. If you are doing this you should stop it soon before they figure it out and you get in trouble.
If I had to copy & paste my IM to an email...

...because I needed a conversation documented, I would do it.  I would find a way.  Even if I had to get a disposable camera and take a couple of darn pictures of the computer with the IM on it.  LOL!  

By the way, what happens if you doin't respond to the IM?  Are you an employee with the co?  No co. would make me do IM, but that's me.  What is the co. so concerned about that they don't want something documented in email???

Should I attach or copy and paste
the questionnaire and resume into an email when sending them back to Webmedx? No preference was given.
When you paste a resume on the Job Seekers
or does it print correctly on the recruiter's side? 
could you quickly copy and paste your document into another? then
you could just keep adding on the lines in each document to your own master document for the day. Then you would have a line count for the day. I bet you could write a macro to do this.
Just paste it and let it go. They're looking for content, not format, when ....sm
...the resume is sent via a web contact form. If you are a good MT with good qualifications, they won't care how it's set up, but do make sure words are spelled correctly. That's a huge bugaboo when I read resumes.
Highlight all the text you want to paste and right click
your mouse.   You should get a list of options, one of which is copy.  Select copy.  Go to the page you want to paste your resume and right click your mouse again.  Again you will have options, one of which should be paste.  Click paste and there is it.    If you right click the second time and you don't get paste, go back through the above steps again and copy again and then try paste.  
Cut & paste. They expected us to type in Word and
but that still takes time to copy/paste

This company prob charges their client the same rate for the entire report; everyone is feeling the crunch!  So, let's hit the MT's pocket; I'd pass on companies like that.

Any company will leave you alone if you do your work, so that's not a plus!  

Put them in auto-correct - copy and paste. Quick and easy! nm
TSI now SoftMed was supposed to be atrocious with their DOS software and cut-and-paste work. Any
I googled labor board. Copy/paste in address bar
May have to key in either your state or company state not sure which or maybe both.

you get a form to put in your name, email, and paste your resume. MTSpot sends it to the recipient
No special software. Just copy and paste the report you typed to Microsoft Word on your
computer. Under the Tools menu, select Word Count. Characters are listed with or without spaces. Take the total of either and divide by 65 to get your line count. Then match that with what your company is giving you for a line count.

If you don't have Microsoft Word, then you can download a free trial of Abacus line counting software from the internet.
Wilma. Could you tell me more about the insurance.
Do you know what the cost is for single versus family coverage and do you have a lot of ESL accounts?
Thanks Wilma! Do you mind if I ask...sm
what the pay scale is like? And does that include spaces, headers or footers? Also wondering if you punch a time clock, how flexible your schedule is, and if they offer family coverage on the insurance. Any additional info you could provide would be most appreciated. Feel free to e-mail me if you'd like.

Thanks again!!!
Wilma, please email me.
I would like to talk to you, please.

Wilma pls email me if you can
I am very interested in learning more after seeing their upcoming hospital accts.  Would you be able to find out what family coverage is per pay period or per month?  Is this insurance deductibles or copay for office visits?  Need to find new family coverage soon, working as IC now and considering going back to employee status to get it.  Thanks!
Wilma, just to keep a balance,what are a couple of your
What we know most is that Wilma has been there 2 years and is happy.
Her insurance is also $17 a week too.. LOL I'm sorry but it is kind of funny. I guess you have to love the enthusiasm or wonder if this is mgt pumping up the company.  I'm sure two years from now Wilma will still be happy at Medware; it must be the greatest job on earth. Maybe I should apply
Wilma writes the same thing every time - have ya noticed?
I wonder if she is real... ??  Every time anyone asks for feedback on MedWare, she says exactly the same thing (a cut & paste response).

I'll stick with MQ too!

just got a response from BLS....

their MAXIMUM line rate is $.05 gross line...... so much for that.

In response to you.....
Actually I just had my husband come and read the these posts. He is laughing HIS ____ off!! We know how much we make. It still blows my mind some people actually think this is not possible. Maybe you would not be ROFLYBFAO if you actually got some initiative and pounded pavement to get an account like mine. :)

Did you ever get a response...sm

I have not heard anything back. 

Thank you for your response...(sm)

What kind of platform do you type on?  Is it strictly internet based or do you have to have C-phone, extra phone line or other equipment? 

Thanks Again!

No Response From Them
I sent them a note and told them I was interested, but wanted to know what the company name was.  Haven't heard back.  Will certainly write this one off as mysterious.
You actually got a response?
It took them a month before I heard anything after I quit. Until then, however, I was still getting the emails and such. They will send you shipping labels for the equipment.
Response to Asking
As far as I can tell from the paperwork I received,
it didn't look like they did medical, just legal and general, but I could be wrong. Let me know if you decide to go ahead with them. I'd be interested in knowing how they are to work for.
Thank you very much for the response.
Thank you so much for your response
am very concerned about my future there.  I have decided to leave, but am very nervous because I have no income to fall back on.  I want to work for a company that is not so strict on scheduling, will let me type extra, and I need medical benefits.  I have lots of experience. This is a tough one.  I wish MQ would not have changed, I used to love it there. 
You have no clue what my background in. I have years of acute care experience. I've also had my own accounts and had IC's work for me. HyperType's QA people had absolutely no problems with my work. The owner wanted me to stay. Tech support had no problems with me, and I basically had no problems with them. The problems with HyperType are solely due to how the company is run. And yes, I was one of their top producers. So, don't make assumptions that people are just full of sour grapes or pissed someone off. There were legitimate reasons why I left HyperType. I'm not going to state all the details here. I did state some positive facts about HyperType, by the way.

Not every company is a good fit for each MT. Explain why the majority of MTs working for HyperType choose to work such minimal lines per pay period. If HyperType was so wonderful, had so much work, if the platform was wonderful, if the work created such great line counts, everyone would be working tons of hours for them each week -- not so.
Thank you for response....LM....

.....Could you tell me how flexible they are when it comes to putting you on accounts?  My absolute favorites are Radiology first and then Neurology second.  These are the accounts I would want to do.  I absolutely detest OPs and would not want to do these at all.  Would they be able to put me on the account I want?  Also, what is their pay rate? 

I too have worked in the hospital setting and at-home with several different companies.  I was happy with my first at-home company (Edix n.k.a. Spheris) until they sold the company and everything changed.  Since leaving them I have been working (if that's what you can call it) with InfoPro as an IC.  The work is never there ( example:  I only made $6,000 last year).  I won't get a paycheck this pay period because there hasn't been any work available.  I absolutely cannot make it like this and desperately need to find another job.  One that I know I will have the work available and also one that I know I will be typing what I like and not have to force myself to try to type what I don't like. 

My only problem is that I don't have a DAC-126 or C-Phone. 

Thank you again for your information and help, it is greatly appreciated.

My response is below.
No response??
Not sure who you are but perhaps you should contact them again. They recently had a posting on the MTJobs board.
Got my response.
It was in the form a a really stupid form letter. Anyway, I wrote back to them in case anyone needs or wants ideas on what to say:

I appreciate the form letter.

I will again restate that I do not affiliate myself with physicians, hospitals, clinics, transcriptionists/transcription companies or organizations that support offshoring American jobs in any way. I know where the industry trends are going. I have been under bid, laid off, fired and downsized due to offshore entities that promise work for as little as next to nothing. It is not right that we should be forced to compete with that, and the organization that says AMERICAN and MT in the title should be advocating for the American part and not going over to shake hands with those offshore who are going to end up taking the jobs away from here.

In Response
I've been watching the comments fly by on this board about my company in amusement. Everyone has the freedom of speech, but when it comes to calling the owner of Shapin Medical Transcription (me) names and implying that I give my clients less than perfect reports, I have to step in and say something.

No one knows how I run my company. We have 3 tiers of QA so reports go back to our clients perfect. It is in our contract with our clients that they don't pay for reports with errors and to date, after nearly 10 years, we have credited our clients less than $100 for errors.

We are not a large company, but we also are not small. We have nearly 150 very happy clients who refer new clients to us all of the time (of course they get a nice credit on their invoice when doing so, but that again is something you know nothing about, how to run a business.)

If you apply with us and don't like the pay offered, by all means turn us down. No one is forced into a position with us. The QA and MTs that do work with us are, for the most part, happy. They enjoy the work and no one is complaining about their paychecks.

We are hiring more QA people because we have a lot of new clients coming on board over the next few weeks, not because our QA people are leaving. Again, you make assumptions on something you know nothing about.

And yes, we do outsource, to India, to the Philippines and we have American MTs. Our overseas MTs don't complain about having to work, they don't ask for time off every other day, they don't have excuses for not turning in their work within TAT and several of them produce client ready work. Our offshore MTs pride themselves in their work and turn in the best quality they can, unlike a few of the American MTs weíve had that turn in less than perfect work, donít take direction and refuse to change bad habits, and ask for more work just to make more money.

I am asking the contractors that work for us to refrain from making any more comments, but since it is a free country they are free to do as they please.

I will NOT respond to any responses to my post. I do have a company to run, a family and a life and donít have the time that a lot of you seem to have to live on this board.

Juliann Shapin
Shapin Medical Transcription, LLC
let's try this response again - sm

I keep trying to post a response, but for some reason it won't post. 

I know a couple of people that have worked for the company - they were newbies.  They said it was awful - low pay and LOTS of ESL doctors. 

HOwever, I'm assuming that you are new to the industry, and this is a company that does hire newbies.  So you might want to use this as a learning experience to get your feet wet.  Or you may want to try a local hospital or clinic - I found that to be the absolute best experience around - because I had the help of other transcriptionists around me to ask and for feedback.

Thanks for the response
I realize for the 401k you have to be there a year, I was wondering if the company matched a percentage. I agree that most of the National companies abuse MTs, especially as far a pay goes for good experienced acute care MTs. The only option I see is going back to IC work. I did that for over 10 years, no paid vacation, no retirement, none of the perks the larger companies can offer. I'm so tired of looking for that perfect company, or even one that comes close, I guess it really just doesn't exist. Thanks for your input.
RCR response

Just stay away from that company.

I applied one time and got a call from the owner.  It was not the job that scared me away, it was him.  He told me how he was taken someone to court about who knows what but I wanted nothing to do with that kind of thing.  Imagine someone calling to offer you a job and having to hear that non-sense.


Run, run stay away is my advice to you!