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Yea, at least u got paid. Everyone who worked for TSI is STILL waiting to be paid

Posted By: BZmom on 2008-11-05
In Reply to: CTS (Central Transcription Service) - elkomt

I don't understand how Jayne cannot pay us.  We have christmas coming up.  I bet her family has a fantastic Christmas because she is using OUR money to pay for it.  I worked so hard for her and I know the other girls did too.  How insulting that she will not return phone calls or emails or PAY us.  How does she look at herself in the mirror knowing that the MTs who did all the work FOR her did not get paid.  She even sent me an email saying I give you my word HAHAHA her word is nothing, obviously.  Well, I will call the attorney for the THIRD time and see what is going on. 

To the poster, at least you got paid even if it was late.  I sincerely hope you get your last check.

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Waiting for that first check is normal. Getting paid once a month is not.
Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

I worked for someone who paid 9 cpl on a 55 BCL..seemed like a rip-off.
I did a whole page of dictation which ended up being like 30-35 lines..No thanks.
Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
Me too.. the outsourced company was paid for and paid me for headers, but OSI does/did not.
I have always paid yearly and have never paid or been assessed a penaltly. nm
Be glad you get paid tomorrow. We are paid on the 1st and the 15th, so sm
since the 1st is on a weekend, we don't get paid until Monday.  It will happen again on the 15th of August …sigh.  It is the only thing I do not like about the company, though, so I guess a few weekends of poverty a year is not too much. 
If you worked, you should get paid. It is a risk on both parts. I would sm

call them and ask why you were not paid. 

I have heard lately about companies that do not pay on time, are constantly late, never the right amount, and it amazes me that people continue to work for them.

If you just started with them and left, you still need to be paid for thew work you performed.

I remember one co I worked for that paid weekly
and on that first paycheck from Monday to Friday, the check was in the bank. We were paid by the hour though and worked in-house (a service). They gave you the benefit of the doubt with the 40-hr week and I guess if anything had happened during the week, they would adjust it out the next.

I also worked for another MT service as a remote employee that paid weekly. The pay period would end I think on Sunday and the money was in the bank on Friday so you just had a 4-day wait.

I love weekly pay. Makes the week just fly by! That also requires a very very organized payroll dept and the service has to have enough backup money in the bank, which is smart for any company.

I wish all companies paid like that! LOL

Those weeks would just fly by if they did.

hosp I worked for paid IC MTs $1.25/min for 2000 min/mo and
I worked for ProScribe then Cymed and none of them paid OT
When I worked in-house I was paid by the hour....

only had to maintain 135 lph...but I never heard of anyone who was reprimanded for not maintaining that. The nice thing was the hourly pay (between $13 and $17 an hour) whether there was work or not, PTO, etc. Had work 98% of the time and if not we could go down to medical records and help out or go home early.

I worked for them briefly, and (apparently amazingly) did get paid. sm

BUT, it is not worth the time.  The work was easy -- clinic work -- and I was already famliar with Bayscribe, so I thought maybe it would justify taking a lower rate of pay (8-1/2 cpl, I think) as the ease of the work would result in more lines.  WRONG ... Their method of line counting hurts you tremendously.  They do not pay for spaces, and then add in 10%.  At MDI, I average 300-350 lines per hour doing acute care.  With eTranz's method of line counting, I only did 250 lines with my fingers flying!  SO ........ WAY less pay, much fewer lines ... didn't make sense to jump ship for that. 

And, I must say, I found their QA person to be very snippy/snotty.  Any questions I had were usually met with some kind of sarcastic reply.  No one needs that. 

If I had seen all of the warnings about no pay, I would not have even considered the position in the first place.  Sometimes I suffer from the is the grass greener somewhere else syndrome, but I never leave because fact is, it isn't (for me, that is).

Good luck in your job search.  :-)

I worked for them shortly. They were very nice and paid well and on time. sm
This what I did not like. On the account I had, each report had to be saved separately and then individually sent. It seemed to take a lot of time monkeying around with each separate file which was only about 10 to 11 lines long. I do know that not all of their accounts are like this. They were extremely nice people and paid well!!
The company I worked for paid by the dictation minute as well. They said sm

that was the only way to know what you had transcribed, since there is already so much information there.  If I remember correctly, it was something like Meditech where you are typing in the patient's actual chart.  It didn't work out to be very profitable for me, but perhaps this company has a better system.  The company I worked for was MedTran Unlimited or something like that.  I was only part-time, but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.  After a few days, I realized it wasn't going to work out for me and so I gave my notice, and so they didn't pay me for the training or any of the work I had done.  I haven't read anything bad about MD-IT, so they might work with you and make it worth your while.

Good luck.   And thanks for the compliment on my doggie -- she is very much my baby. 

Every company I have worked for (5 total) has paid twice a month. sm
Every two weeks would be too hard to manage. I get paid on the 10th and 25th, so I pay all my bills on the 12th and 27th, which works out perfectly for me.
I've worked for Ubiqus for 2 years now and I get paid every two weeks.
I really enjoy the work because it's advisory board meetings, round table discussions, and big conferences of all fields of medicine.  I started with them right after I graduated and I've never done any of the doctor dictation, I like this work better.
Sounds like a company I worked for. I did get paid in full but I sure know how you feel!

Can you post or email me just the initials of company and I'll let you know if this is the same one.  It has happended to me by more than one company in my time as an MT

Disagree with this. Every company I've worked for paid for normals.
I worked there a long time ago. FInally got paid by going in with a group who got a lawyer. sm
I can't believe they're still in business!
Lori never paid me and now ETC has not paid my friend.
What is WRONG with these companies?    
Is it still being paid on time if you are paid on the 1st and 15th.....
and if the 15th falls on a Saturday getting paid on the 17th?  My bank is open and posts on Saturday that means I am not being paid on the 15th doesn't?  This has happened a lot lately. 
At least you get paid, I would rather be paid late than not at all. Just my 2 cents.
Yeah, be careful. I worked for MTSO that "said" they paid for spaces. I had to work really S

hard for my lines.  Took a second job part-time with hospital, same platform (EXText), same font size, etc. and did the same amount of lines in half the time.  Decided to look closer at the MTSO and found out they weren't counting spaces.  I confronted them and all of sudden.  Got lots of apologies and will add to your next paycheck.  Long story short, never happened and I never had any work after that. 

There are a lot of unscrupulous MTSOs out there.  They lie, cheat, and steal!

Spaces, paid or not paid. Do you know? sm
I just started with a company and when I asked specifically if I would be paid for spaces, they said yes.  When I started using their program I noticed that the line count for each job did not include spaces.  I checked it with more than one program.  I called them and they said there was a glitch in the program that would be fixed.  It has been almost two months now and that glitch is still not fixed.  My checks do not include spaces either.  No one at the company knows what is up.  I can't believe I am the only one at this company who has deduced that they are not paying for spaces.  So, do you check your line counts to see if spaces are included?  You might be in for a surprise.  Man, I am tired of being burned when I am a reliable and honest IC.  Maybe time to do something else.  Thanks for listening.
You get paid when SHE gets paid from the client...sm
I don't like that at all.
Getting paid
You're absolutely right. Since it is part of our jobs, that means we should be paid for it. I'm in total agreement, we are ending up providing a lot of "freebies" MTSOs need to be aware that transcription involves more than just typing lines; there is "research", and the research part, which is actually bigger than the typing part, is not being compensated AT ALL. And GOOD MTSOs and GOOD MTs recognize that. BAD MTSOs and MTs that are truly "lucky" to be employed don't get it. Frustrating, isn't it?
it did say that we get paid if
DEP goes down (at a reduced rate of course to be found on Qnet or some such place). But no mention of what happens when we RUN OUT OF WORK which will be a daily occurrence when everyone starts sitting 39 hours or 24 hours and holidays. You could at least count on work the week after a holiday, not so anymore I guess.
you get paid for
stuff going wrong with DEP platform and you have to go on Qnet to find out the specifics. This packet doesn't address running out of work, if I am wrong someone please come on to correct me.
Not being paid
Wow!!! I was not paid my last paycheck too! I was assured that this NEVER happens and they were very sorry, etc. When I asked where my paycheck was - their response was what pay are you expecting? I did get may pay, and since then I have not had a problem... but now reading what you said about MTs not getting paid on other boards that makes me very nervous - family to feed, mortgage to pay, on and on and on.
Do you mean not paid at all?
Getting paid
Hi Everyone,  I'm new to this forum and very happy I heard about you.  I work for a company who has a big problem paying on time as well as the correct amt.  The initials are BT (maybe the same B listed in a previous posting). They advertised for a $1500 sign on bonus, but I cannot get anyone to return my Emails or phone calls regarding this.  They also advertise 24/7 Tech and management support, that's a joke.  The manager has never even been an MT.  If you want to discuss things with this manager, they blow you off.  But the company advertises that they care about their MTs.  Obviously, I'm looking elswhere, but cannot believe this continues to go on with these companies and nothing is done.  When I find something else, I will write to MT Daily and tell them what happened.  They are a reputable website and I do not think they would appreciate all the false advertising this company is doing.  Any suggestions and/or advice is welcome.
Really? They paid me 9 cpl (sm)
this past September, but it was still impossible to make any money given the horrendously bad platform, IMO.
They paid 9 cpl (sm)
to my friend, but it was a horrible place to work: NO communication whatsoever (she was without work for 1-1/2 weeks, unable to contact anybody via email or phone), had to work on clunky DOS program via the hospital with laggy web server, so unable to do more than 100 lph, and they paid with paper checks, often late. Couldn't understand how she could be considered an IC with the company calling all the shots like that (ICs use their equipment, programs, not the hospital's), so I told her to file the forms with the IRS and Dept of Labor to get the situation reviewed; don't know if she ever did.
I get paid...
3200/mo (hourly/incentive) as a remote hospital employee on 1 job. Approximately 2800/mo (production) on another job.

Dang, doesn't look like any of us sleep.
How much are you getting paid per cpl?

That seems like an awful lot of money to be making unless you're getting a high rate. Most offers I see are avg .07-8. Highest I've seen is .10. What companies pay high rates? I'd really be interested. My company went out of business. I was making .13 cpl, but at 80 characters w/o spaces, which is still higher than .075 for 65 characters with spaces. I just accepted a position at that rate and am concerned about my income. I was earning about $25 an hour, which will now be cut 20% at this new rate plan. I only have 2 years experience with medical transcribing, but have been a typist for many, many years.

Any direction would be appreciated.

I'm not a CMT, but I get paid as if I was. nm
I have not been paid either
I started in January and still have yet to be paid. I have started filing against them in small claims.
I have not been paid
And I started in January. Steer clear.
They never paid me and they lie a lot too.
What a joke that company is.
I have been paid for three
hope to make more.  The referral program just restarted and I know of one MT who is currently looking.  The bonus is paid after 90 days and they now will pay a referral for either full time or part time.
Not getting paid
I just heard word that a big client did not pay them on time so that's why the employees are not getting paid. They should have told the employees that, but maybe they were afraid everybody would leave. Who knows.........
When we get paid!
I noticed that too, and wondered about the when or could it be an if?
many MTs get paid this
Did you get paid?
Email me off line if not, for a suggestion.
I got paid
the most unprofessional company I have ever seen. Stay far far far away. Everybody is quitting anyway and they pay on the l-o-w side.
I cannot get paid from them either.
My lawyer has contacted, or tried to contact them, and the owner will not return his calls.  They should be shut down.  If there are 2 of us, there HAVE to be more.
You could send them a letter stating that you will be contacting the physician/group you did the work for and they may be called to testify in court. Another thing that works is contacting the group or physician you did work for and ask them if they still use the company and let them know that you did not get paid and that doctor/doctors may be called to testify in court. They hate that but it does produce results.
How often are you paid?
Every week, other week, etc?