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Yep..Now I feel stupid. Like one poster said, new company and they can afford benefits like that.

Posted By: WanderingMT on 2007-08-31
In Reply to: Jax probably got 100s of resumes. Did even 1 MT get a reply - or an invite to test? nm

I should be shot, or the very least, a I'm Stupid sticker on my forehead.

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you shouldn't feel stupid...

You shouldn't feel stupid for being part of this industry, you should feel stupid for writing that post. 

Okays guys - ask a stupid question - get a stupid answer!!
Like poster below said it is one company
just a division of the accounts.  Your complaints mirror the ones I had and the ones I have read here in the last 9 months so seriously doubt anything going to change quickly. Management has forgotten what it is like to be an MT.  I have worked for 25 companies as an IC - it is in the top 3 worst for me.
Don' feel bac about one company you mentioned
not communicating, or acknowledging your resume. This MT actually works for them and does not get answers to e mails, and there has been no work on what I was hired to do. All a mystery as to the no answering e mails business and the not acknowledging. This is a strategy which I believe most often backfires.
I feel bad for you but why work for a company who
No..it's not the original ad. The poster was just reposting so she could ask who the company was.

Sorry you feel that way. I guess it is hard to believe that a company sm

can be so great, but they truly are.  I have been doing medical transcription for over 30 years now, and they are some of the most caring people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  True, the line rate is not astronomical -- I have definitely made more -- but the benefit package is great, and it is relatively easy to achieve the upper tiers of the incentive.  And the bonuses they offer are really nice.

In these days of companies lying to employees, treating them badly, etc., they do indeed sound too good to be true, but so far my experience has only been a positive one.   However, I have only been there for 2 months now, so I suppose I am still in the honeymoon phase, but I would not hesitate to recmomend them to anyone.

Good luck to you.  Hope you find a company that makes you as happy as I am with TransTech.

OMG! I'm dying for benefits too, but not at that company.
Which company has the best medical benefits?
I have been searching for the company with the best medical benefits. After I test with the company and get a job with benefits they always offer crap insurance and it is expensive! Is there such thing as good benefits while working from home? I have been an IC for the past 10 years and never opted for insurance with companies that do offer it with employee status. I have also checked into private insurance, but the deductibles seem high. Thanks for any help or advice!!!
Hey, don't feel bad, many times it takes days for the company to ,,,,,sm
look through all the resumes and tests they receive, just believe in yourself, keep positive, keep applying to other good prospects, and it will happen for you. Good Luck!!
MD-IT Intelligent- Any new information on this company i.e. pay, benefits etc.
what company offers the best health benefits?

What company offers the best health benefits?

As far as:

waiting period before they start (I'm looking for 90 days or less),

how much they cost for yourself and dependents (I have myself +1 - spouse - can pay maybe $300/month out of paycheck at most),

PEC lookback period (preexisting condition - example - look back 3 months is better than 1 year),

pharmacy cost (I need a flat rate copay, not a percentage, with no yearly cap, and brand names and generics)


Anyone who has been happy or unhappy with their insurance through their work-at-home MT company, please share your experience and opinions. Thanks

-new Career Step & EvCC grad

Of course company doesnt feel compelled to share this info. Is there anyone there who would be
Does your company start with a T... If so, I feel your pain and it does no good to complain. No one
cares. Tell me how you go from over 200 jobs in a queue to nothing in a few hours. Hmmmm. I smell offsourcing. Not happy. I just got a second job and thank goodness. It will save me when there is no work which is too often for my liking.
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

I have been working in-house at a hospital and would like to go home to work, but I am having a hard time finding a company out there that offers decent insurance benefits and PTO.. Any ideas are appreciated..
you must have mistaken this for another company; benefits start in 30 days
This person obviously has no clue
Is there a company who offers benefits to parttime employees?
Just curious
Nice company and benefits but production can be tricky.
I feel your pain! I decided to shut up rather than put up and quit my company. Better places out t
Seeking company that offers good benefits including insurance.
Ideally, I'd like to find a company that offers medical insurance at a reasonable cost for family (under $500 a month) and a decent line count rate. Anyone have any ideas on this. Thanks.
Great company -- good benefits, average pay, easy-to-achieve sm

incentive tier, ExText platform, pay by direct deposit every 2 weeks, always on time.  The people in management seem to genuinely care about the employees, which is a nice plus.  I have been there since October and am very happy.  Of course, one man's paradise is another man's hell it seems at times, but it is a good fit for me.


Good luck! 

Can anyone provide a name of a good smaller company to work for that offers decent benefits..
I want to get away from the "nationals". I know there are smaller transcription companies out there looking for a good MT.. Hopefully someone will have some good advice for me.
I feel the same way...I love working for Keystrokes and feel blessed that I have such a wonderful jo
Of course she will have a job. She had to get rid of yours so that they could afford to pay her!
Not only that, but who can afford them?

When I started out back in 1990, I was making 7.5 cpl and after 2 years went to a different company for 9 cpl as an employee.  We could afford to buy the books then because the cost of living was a lot less, deductions for insurance were a lot less, and even the books were a lot less.  Now people who are starting out are faced with 5 or 6 cpl as employees or 7 and 8 for IC.  How in the world can they make a living at 7 cpl for IC, let alone by all these books when the same information can be found on the internet?

I think if a person is trained correctly HOW to research, they'll be able to distinguish between the correct information and worthless information on the internet.  I think it's pretty sad that the transcription schools aren't training them properly.  For goodness sakes, I can't think of any school that wouldn't teach about chemistry profiles and doctor slang that they wouldn't know what chem-7 is.  In my opinion, that's worse than the MT who is at least willing to research using the internet. 

How do you afford it?
My line rate now is higher than that as an employee.  I really don't see how I could afford to pay my own SE taxes, buy my own insurance, etc. for less than what I'm making now as an employee.  I have to be honest and say that I'm really scared about this.  I used to think that when some posted that they could make just as much money working at WalMart they were just stressed out that day.  But, I'm beginning to think they're right.  In my state (NY) our total SE taxes are 40% of our income. I honestly don't think I could afford this AND pay my bills AND buy health insurance.  I don't even know if I could afford to do this and pay my bills, even if health insurance wasn't in the equation.  Now I'm really stressed. 
I can...... not everyone CAN'T afford a car....
Hah, some sure can afford it...sm
I wish I could show you the homes of one of the MTSOs that is discussed here often on this board, home, cars, boats, trips.  Living the good life while her MTs are struggling.
How can you afford to still be working
at that daily line count? Are you a newbie all around or just at Spheris? Great on your QA but you really need to pick up the pace or you will be moved to PT or possibly terminated.
How can an MT afford a Hummer? - nm
So true! And most of us won't be able to afford to
Unless I decide to jump off a bridge, or lie in front of a train.
1) You can't afford the BC you were diagnosed with
I have one thing to say to you that consists of 2 words and one of them starts with an F.

Go away
I WISH i could afford to do what you did that year!
Last year 'Christmas dinner' was a third of a can of cold ravioli.
I can no longer afford to do anything except
My gift-exchange days are over til i can find a REAL job. You know: one that actually pays you to do it.
Who can afford to wait that long?
No way would I take such a job - what happens if they NEVER get paid? You work for free, that's what.

It's not common at all - you'd be better of getting your own accounts!
SPI can't afford postage meter
What kind of so-called international company still licks stamps to mail paycheck stubs and doesn't use a postage meter?  I can't believe my eyes for the past few months!
Yes, I can't afford to have no work so I left TT
I dislike the turn of events as they were my favorite company. I have nothing bad to say about TT. I simply got another job.
can you afford not getting paid anymore?

Thats what it will come to.  You working and not getting paid. 

I would cash the check.  if it bounces, then you have grounds to take her to court and get your money that way.  If it clears, then you are good.  I would also be reading the warning signs and just find another job.  I would not go to the docs you dictate for as it is not your place.  They really cannot do anything as long as they are getting their work done on time and having no other issues.  You will just bother them and might look like you are after their business for yourself. 

But that is just my opinion.  Hope everythign works out.





Understood, but MTSO's cannot afford
to sue every poster on these boards because of their bad press, or whatever you want to call it.. defamation seems extreme, but I didn't read the comments made by the posters who are being sued. Most people here post general angst-y things about companies and if a judge were to read over the comments on this board, to get an overview of the climate and what is considered normal conversation and postings on these boards, they would probably see that this is a normal, everyday occurrence on message boards. Are they going to shut down every message board? Where would they start? As someone said, some of the angry, horrible postings in the political forums are much worse than anything said on the company forum. IMO. I believe that on these boards the MTSO's AND the MT's BOTH post angry things at times. No one is innocent here.
If you can afford to go to school, learn something else. nm
and they can afford to BUY TRANSCRIPTION SCHOOLS!!!
...and they didn't lower the cost for the HOSPITALS! They're just pocketing all the money they are making by RAPING US of our pay!!!!!

I can't afford to wait for new platform
NO WORK AND OVER IT!!!!  5th week of getting less than 1k lines a day.  I started applying for other work a couple days before they dropped the bomb.  I can't afford to work here today, much less after a paycut!
I don't know how people can afford housing that costs that much!!! sm
My family lives in a 4-bedroom house with 3,000 square feet of living space (counting the basement, which is finished) and we paid $125,000 three years ago! Come to the Midwest, you can find a 2-bedroom house a heck of a lot cheaper than $600,000.
If even that much work left, and hopefully they will be able to afford aspirin. (nm)
How can an IC making 7 cpl on Emdat afford to pay taxes?
That is the offer from Allegiant.  Emdat is one of the most transcriptionist-unfriendly program going even when used properly (which most do not).  Historically, an IC was payed more, not less, than an employee since there were no benefits .... but not in the world of medical transcription.  This is getting down right nuts. Very sad. 
But could you afford the ins? I had an offer from them, too. I really wanted to go but couldn't
Ditto. Goose egg. Nada. Oh well, they can't afford s/m
an X-mas bonus for us, after buying that MT school, etc. :-/
I hope it gets better! Can't afford to sit here much longer with no work. nm
The smaller companies just can't afford the health
If someone is stupid enough
to apply for it, the company deserves someone who is that stupid!