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Yes it has happened recently, and sm

Posted By: ?? on 2006-01-20
In Reply to: making money - anon

people have been posting about them paying late & shorting checks for 2 years now. How they are still getting away with this?

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I see, yea, happened again recently with someone in QA and
today with a wonderful coordinator, seems very unstable.  I just don't want to jump from the frying pan into the fire.
Has been down a lot recently, but..
only for very short periods at a time, not sure if they're doing upgrades or what.  Could also be weather-related with the terrible tornadoes this week in parts of the country.  You just have to be patient and adjust your schedule slightly when it happens. I love the BeyondTxt platform, it's the easiest I've worked on.  IMO, MDI-FL is a very good company, and I can't say that about many out there these days, so was worth it for me.
recently went to an HSA
and went IC.
Actually some of us are ICs. Recently ...
MDI was only hiring ICs with SE status after so many days or months. So there are some ICs that were with MDI.

In my meeting CB said that Transcend had IC, SE and employee and the usual case by case. I think she wrongfully mislead the person who asked this question because that was the first I had heard of their being SE status at Transcend.
I have not had issues until recently and
with you I would; however, I don't! FYI, I am dealing with my issues and if they are not resolved to my satisfaction, I will leave. Thanks for your concern and have a great day! DVW
Recently started too
Flexible schedule but you need to decide what your hours are and commit to them. Benefits granted at 32 hours. Plenty of work. Really good, patient and supportive people. Training with guaranteed pay. Smooth, easy and fast startup. Good, high-tech platform.
There was recently a big campaign on
to try to get MLS who were smart enough to quit Transcend before, to come back to Transcend because of all the recent *improvements* the company claimed they made.  I wonder how many of those did come back and how many are happy that they came back did versus how many have quit again or are ready to quit again.
Hired recently for 0.825 cpl.
Duh..I until recently was an Ochsner MT and still

geez... get your facts straight

Well, I started recently

and I'm only getting 8.5 c.  I'm FT, acute care and do the weekend.  And I have 18 years experience with acute care.  That totally sucks. I'm so depressed now. I wish I would have never read this whole thread. 

Have been postson it recently. I know you have to
train in house for a week or two - I believe two? Which was totally not part of my game plan anymore! Yuck!
As recently as 2 months ago, they are SM
still selling you that foot pedal (that you pay full purchase price for and then in the contract it says you must return WHAT YOU PAID FOR when you leave them) and they have the same pay scale they did 3-4 years ago.  They still tend to prey mostly on new-ish transcriptionists who don't know any better.  Other than the person recruiting, nothing has changed about Medscribe in Jacksonville, FL.
We hav recently answered these
Look on page 2,3,4,5 etc...
Try Breitner out of N.Y.- ran ad recently
Took that test recently
and it did not require a foot pedal.  The test I took was pretty much multiple choice and spelling corrections.   But yours might be set up differently. 
There was talk about them recently, but again (sm)
They are notoriously bad about paying and have been for years. They misrepresent whether they pay for spaces or not, and they pay when they feel like it.  I waited months for payment back when I worked for them a few years ago.
Started recently

Lots of work.  Very nice people to work for! Platform is easy to work on.

I just recently left
They changed accounts on me all the time - they overhire and then we ended up with no work. 
What do you mean "until very recently"?
They haven't done ANYTHING to prevent it!!!!!! In fact, they encourage it!!!!!!!!!
I do too, and they helped me recently
when I had a low-virtual memory problem and I wasn't savvy enough to know what to do. Busy as they are, they didn't make me feel stupid for needing help with it.
Who is the too? I've seen ads recently for JLG. They
do disappear for a while and then pop up again.  For a while they had recruiters, maybe they hired from the posted resumes, maybe the hired locally. 
I worked there very recently
I worked for Precyse for 6 months. In the beginning, workflow was great. I don't know what happened between then and now, but I was lucky to get 50 hours for a 2-week pay period. When work is low, you usually can't work on your secondary because their work is low also and they don't want to take away from the primary MTs. That leaves no room open to make up time. Every pay period, I had to use whatever was in my PTO account for the missing money.

I actually had 4 different accounts I was doing at one time to keep busy, so I should have been considered on the SWAT team as far as that goes...lol.

It is a very nice company with wonderful people, but my main issue is feeding my kids and helping my husband with the bills, so I took my 10 years' experience elsewhere and am very, very happy.
Recently purchased . . .
They were also recently purchased by Nuance/Dictaphone. Strangely enough, while some of the accounts are with eScription, Nuance is the company that created Dragon Naturally Speaking so I wonder if there will be some sort of marriage along those lines in the future as well.
How long ago was that, recently?NM
I just recently interviewed with them.
This was for acute care: Base pay was 8 cpl, 65 character line with spaces, goes up to 8.75 for 1600+ lines a day. There's a $1000 sign on bonus, paid at $100 per paycheck. You have to be there a year before you get any vacation time, which is 2 weeks. No holiday pay.
If you just did this fairly recently..
Please be patient. Management is currently moving into a new office and it could be disrupting the phones/e-mails. I would give it a few more days. I work for them typing radiology and absolutely love it!
Just started recently as an IC (sm)
I recently took an IC position and needless to say am very, very impressed with the way they operate.  The training was excellent, communication with them has been excellent.  If an IC, you send your availability and it can change from week to week.  Pay is comparable to other companies out there.  They seem to be a very straightforward and honest company.
I recently started a new job and was getting (sm)
almost exclusively consults. I do enjoy them, OPs are my first love though. I just asked them if OPs could be included in my pooling and they did. I also get other work types. Only fair that we all share. I wouldn't appreciate you walking into this company and taking all the OPs off the top.

I know there are some people who don't like OPs or have had so little experience they aren't very quick at them. If that is the case and they want to skip them (with the companies permission) GREAT. More for the rest of us.

Bottom line is, you type what they need and when they need it or they may not need you anymore. Unless you had an agreement before hiring, this is only fair.
Sorry I don't know about recently. Just what I've
I just recently accepted...
A position with them.  Did you interview with them, and ask these questions?  It is supposed to be a good company to work for.  Their QA is supposed to be good; I heard their strict, but you will learn things quick.  There line count is a daily 1200.  As far as the hours worked, they expect you to work your full shift; this is very important to them; they strive on dependability and quality.  You can E-mail if you wish.
Worked there recently, not know.
People are very nice, though disorganized.  Frequently having to resend work.  Pay average to maybe a little better than average.  Chartscript platform.  Download work via DVI and then can work off-line so for now dial-up okay.  QA  very tough, not rude, just sticklers.  I felt like I would never get it right and it wasn't so much I was wrong, just wasn't the way they wanted it so some adjustment there. 
I have only recently heard of them
A couple of friends started working there and it sounds like a good place. They are on escription platform on an account in Oregon at the moment. They are allowed to cherry pick the reports they want to do. Pay is reasonable for escription.

If my current job does not pan out, I am leaning heavily to checking out employement at Proveros.
Recently hired (sm)
They were slow with me too, but I just kept calling every day and letting them know I had to work - Becky is the best person - She will always answer your emails and get things done. she did for me! They are great but you have to be proactive and it works! Good Luck! I'm completely content.....Hope this helps!!
Nuance just recently
purchased Focus Infomatics.  They also purchased Dictaphone a while back.
Don't know anything, but recently sent them a resume
I have not heard back yet.  Do you know anything?
I'm a recently hired IC for MDI
I just started with them recently
and can say, this pay information is less than what I was offered.

So far, I've been extremely pleased with them. They've bent over backwards with compensation and encouragement. MUCH nicer than any other company I've worked with and after 20+ years, I think I have a good point of reference. Try them, you might just be pleasantly surprised.
I just recently started with DSG
I have quite a few ESL dictators but assumed this was the norm.
As recently as 2 days ago I ran out.

I was recently let go with glee
when I refused to hop and do an uncle Tom's dance for a company that hired me  as an IC.  I got phone calls, threats, etc, to get on the job. Then, I was let go. Thank goodness because if I took one more day of that job, I would have lost my religion and caught a case.  Glad to be fired and had another job, he-he
I took the test recently and (sm)
I didn't use a footpedal, although that would definitely have made it easier. They told me I could download some software that would engage the pedal, but I didn't want to bother.

They also said there was no time limit, so I did it in stages.

I did the report using the mouse to stop and start. Then I went back over it listening and filling in the blanks. I did some one day and finished the next. It was kind of fiddly but that was partly my choice in not getting the pedal software.

BTW, I was able to pass the test.

BTW2, it was way better than many years ago when I had to travel to take a test or when I had to wait for a tape and try to hunt down a cassette transcriber.

I worked there recently

I had a position at Chronicle until the beginning of October, 2008 (about four months ago).

I actually found the people to quite nice, and had no real complaint about management or QA.  I did have difficulty with line counts on occasion..mainly because the sound quality on the account I worked was sooooooo terrible.  They told me they were working on it, but it never got any better during the time I was there.  It was truly where you were struggling to hear the doctors, and it got pretty frustrating.  The pay scale was fair, and there was work, just the bad sound quality like I mentioned.

Recently worked there
I worked for them for 3 years, left in July. They were not bad at first,but are now moving in a big way to VR, which for most MTs means lower pay. I left when my account transitioned to VR, figured I could do better elsewhere. Lots of change all the time, most of it not good for the MTs.
Interviewed recently.
I asked if there was any flexibility in hours worked, such as a 12-hour window, and they said no flexibility. I asked if they have part-time positions and they said no part-time. It wasn't what I was looking for so I passed.
I also just recently applied there and
they ask on their application what hours, days, etc you are available...well, recruiter called me, asked what I was looking for, then told me there were no positions right now...hello! I just wasted my time taking their tests...with 15 years experience...no time off in between...I think they have no work available!
I'm glad I saw this. I recently

the company out of California right?  I've only been doing transcription for 4 years and this would have been the third company I've worked for if I was hired.  I spoke to the recruiter and she couldn't really answer some of the questions I had and that made me feel it wasn't a good match for me.  This is what you hear all the time though about the suits running a company that they don't have any first-hand knowledge of.  Why do companies insist on doing this I wonder. 

was you recently hired?

How long ago did you work for them?  My friend was very recent....

Thank you for posting this. I recently took
posts about it.  I thought I'd take the job and form my own opinion.  I sure wish I put more thought into those posts.  Everything mentioned is coming true starting with the disorganization right down to management.  I've been at this for almost 10 years and thought I had what it took to know when to trust my gut instinct.  I was sure wrong.
They have recently hired several, don't know
for sure if they are still hiring, but best way to apply is through their website.  The recruiters and supervisors do not work in the office, but in their homes.  The fax is probably in CA, so faxing the resume may not get you a response. 
I just recently interviewed with them and while .. sm
they did seem to be very nice, I declined the job offer.  The pay was what I considered to be low for someone with over 20 years experience, and they also have what they call a docking system where if you make a spelling error they take away 1/2 of your lines for that document/file.  Otherwise, again, they seemed to be very nice.  The platform is their own and they use express scribe, which I dislike a lot, lol, but could have lived with it if they had just offered more money.  Oh well ... will keep looking.
Here's what I witnessed re EMR recently:
My dad was admitted through the ER. A lady rolled a laptop in on a stand and asked a series of repetitive silly questions, many having nothing to do with what was wrong with him, and she seemed completely inexperienced & didn't really seem to know much about medical terms, medications, etc. This went on for about 20 minutes. My sister was with us who works in the cath lab. I asked her what that was about, and she said that's 'EMR' and how they do some of the reports now. She had a strange clerical title, from the medical records department, trying to remember but drawing a blank. I guess that was considered his History and the doctor would punch in the physical part later.... It's very scary if that's where we're heading because they didn't even need anyone with our experience AT ALL for that part of it. Now, hopefully there are other work types that HAVE to be done by experienced MTs because there are too many details, like OP reports or special procedures, but either way, there are definitely going to be some drastic changes coming.