With Transtech, how easy is it to get your minimum lines
Posted By: wondering on 2007-07-24
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Minimum lines for FT used to be 60,000 keystrokes a day, about 925 lines. Pay was good. Just not a
FT/PT? Minimum lines? Thank you. nm
minimum lines for ICs
You have to watch it with MedScribe. I am not a lazy person, just a single dad, but when my production dropped a little low for just a short time last month they ended my contract like BAM! And no second chance. So after half a year of high quality Rad work for them now I am looking again.
Think it was a minimum of 60,000 keystrokes a day, equiv. to about 925 lines? That was a while ago.
Very difficult and they raised the minimum lines per wk. nm
You pay more for insurance if you don't make minimum lines also sm
I left there because of this exact issue. I started having a harder and harder time getting my lines, meaning I got a reduced line rate and had an extra $95-100 on top of that taken out because they didn't pay the employer matching part of the insurance.
They have the accounts set up so that we can BARELY get our minimum lines required in.
If I want to camp out for 15 hours a day as I wait for work to trickle in I can make more. :-(
Does anyone know the minimum lines required part time for Amphion? Thanks. nm
Told minimum PT was 3500 lines a week; requires 2 weekend days a month nm
Are lines easy to get, more typing than
filling in demographics? Are sound files good overall? How strict are they on schedule - are they rigid or can you have a little flexibility.
I hit 1200 lines a day easy, sm
I hit 1200+ daily at Axolotl. I was reaching my line counts within the first week. As stated in another message, it could be the difference in accounts/dictators. I work on several accounts though.
1100 lines a day which is EASY to meet sm
I am fairly fast, but I got that 1100 on MY VERY FIRST DAY!!!
Lines are easy to get and I have so much work, it is unreal. I can and want to go all day and past it. I still have 4.75 hours to make up this week, but the work is holding at a high level and they are so low stress, I am not tired right now after 9.5 hours today, just want a break for a bit and a hot meal, then back to it.
I can't say enough good things about this place, I just can't.
I started at 0.08 but am at 0.085. The lines are easy to get. For some reason, I type sm
more lines in 6 hours than I used to in 8 hours at a small company in Tampa. It might be because I have two doctors that I am responsible for and am the only ones that do them. I also help on two others when their Transcriptionist is off or has too much.
Can you say where you work where it's so easy to make your lines? All I come across is crap out
I work on Scribe...very easy to get lines in my opinion...
money is also decent...
OSI rocks. Easy lines. 900+ in 4 hours - now wish i would have stayed with them. nm
nothing but repetative phrases, piece of cake. just be easy lines.
and tons of just use my normal templates.
Ever think of that?
Make it easy on yourself and move to TransTech
It is easy to get hired at TransTech - if you have experience
I agree that it is an easy platform, but compared to other platforms I have used, lines are harder
to get, probably counted or weighted differently.
your time is coming . . . easy does it when first hired on with TransTech, of course.
Do you think they are going to discourage you on the very first day of hire. NOT.
Obviously, you are one who is getting cherry-picked reports, but your time will come for the difficult dictators just as we all get.
So glad you enjoyed your first day.
Of course TransTech pays for spaces and they have a easy to get bonus structure.
I make as much as I did at the hospital, because of the bonus structure, retroactive to line 1. They pay for spaces and expanders, and they have ops normals too. Just wanted to put an FYI so people think TT does not pay for spaces, of course they do. You can make a lot per line with the structure and also differential and bonuses almost every weekend at TT.
TransTech and Keystrokes also offer some Dictaphone ExText accts. Very easy to
Incentives? What incentives? Lucky I can get the minimum lines.
I rather not think it was from TransTech. How many lines
did you get for this pay period? To my knowledge, there is no bonus from TT ever. Let us TT'rs know, because we may need to contact them about ours not being in the bank.
Bare minimum? I make over $50,000 a year in 40 hours a week. That is not bare minimum. sm
Bare minimum would be $8 an hour which is $16,640 a year or $10 an hour which is $20,800 a year. I make more than twice that and that is NOT bare minimum.
I worked to get my typing speed to 80 wpm. I worked to get my Expanders user-friendly and plentiful. I am not the fastest because I look up what I do not know, but I am lucky to have a very good memory so if I type it a few times, I do not have to look it up. I keep notes when I run across something I do not know. I am interested in my profession and read the magazines for our profession and network with other transcriptionists during my free time, devoting a minimum of 2 hours per week to networking and learning new things.
I am not the fastest MT, but I am accurate and boiled it down to simple math. I need to transcribe 250 lines per hour for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. At 10cpl, that is 2000 lines a day x 5 days per week x 50 weeks per year. I take 2 weeks off per year during July to visit my grandchildren (unpaid), 1 week a year to vacation with my husband (paid) and 1 week a year to spring clean (paid). I have worked for the same company for 4 years and 8 years for the one before this.
I treat my work hours as work hours and take 1/2 hour for lunch which I do not include in my 8 hours. I pretend that I am working outside the home and do not answer the door, get the mail, do laundry, etc. If I have a good day and go over the 2000, I bank it in my mind for days that are not as good and make sure that I get 10,000 lines each week.
My W2 each year is consistently $50,000. A few years it was higher, but I worked a few weekends, which I no longer do.
It IS possible.
Anyone know what full time is at Transtech? Lines or hours? Do they flex schedule? nm
Anyone know of a company, easy clinic work, easy Word format, dependable pay? Help!
I love it. It is fast, easy to learn and easy to use.
Full time with Transtech is both. 40 hours per week and 5500 lines per week.
Platform very easy and quick - easy to get used to. :)
NO WORK at Transtech -- did no good to work the holiday for 1.5 lines, did it?
I am sure the office staff will share their PAID HOLIDAY MONIES with us who sit here with no work. This has gotten to be such a frustrating profession. I guess I need to relocate to Houston so that I can work in the office, too, and reap those wonderful paid benefits that us at-home piecemeal workers do not get.
1800 lines is easily achieved. I average 300-340 lines per hour. nm
10 lines per minute = 1500 lines for 150 minutes - average. nm
I average 1200-1400 lines per day with a national, and am only getting around 600-800 lines per day.
It's been this way since the day before Thanksgiving. I've been doing this for almost 30 years now, and more often than from Thanksgiving until the new year is the slowest time of the year. I have some months where I am swamped with up to 2000 lines per day. I stash that little extra money, and take advantage of a handful of extremely slow days this time of the year to actually cook dinner, decorate for Christmas, or do Christmas shopping. I actually anticipate this slow time every year and have grown to enjoy the breathing time. Any time I have attempted to pick up extra work with another company to supplement these slow times, the minute I get adjusted to the new accounts, etc. I have no time to finish all of my work because my full time job with national gets slammed again. Hang in there if you can, and hopefully your work will pick up significantly around New Years.
They work with you to make sure you get the lines required or the amount of lines you want...
I have never had a problem getting more work
I was told the minimum for FT was 1000 and PT was 700.
Do you think they would have a minimum?
Why would companies state a minimum line requirement if they didn't expect MTs to reach it?
I think she is just trying to set a minimum. If anyone
was unwilling to work for 8 cpl, they could always try to negotiate a higher wage with individual employers. I think trying to get everyone to not take less than say 8 cpl is a very good idea. Personally, I would not take 8 either. I am currently getting 9, so it would be a decrease for me, but I believe she is trying to start a movement to get these 6 and 7 cpl wages to disappear. She is on the right track.
I believe that would come to a little over minimum wage...
Not good at all!
Minimum wage at best, probably not that!
I would not take any QA/editing position unless it is a set hourly rate. Again, I have said it before, do not sell your fellow QA/editors down the drain like AAMT has sold us. Hourly is the only way!
Minimum 12,000/month for IC
for IC status. FT as an employee is 32 hours/week. Hope that helps.
From the ads I have seen companies are looking for a minimum of
97%, but most 98%. I would not put that on my resume. It is not verifiable information. I think scope and years of experience is what will get you hired.
Minimum of 1000 lpd at 8 to 8.25 cpl. nm
I agree. Should pay $30 minimum. However
I have not seen a company that paid more than $25 max per hour ever.
20 hours is the minimum...nm
My company minimum is 150 lph and seems to be
the industry standard, though there are always exceptions.
They have to pay minimum wage s/m
They have to pay for minimum wage if you do not reach that on your line counts.
Should say - minimum per day - she must average 100
again, why would they state a minimum?
If they have a minimum line requirement, I would assume they expect the MTs they hire to reach it. Why would an MT take a position with a line requirement when they can't/won't make it?
You have hit on a point that the service owners did not plan for. Pursue this with the DOL office in your state:
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