You're just padding the pockets of con-artists
Posted By: and business executives. on 2008-09-02
In Reply to: Well stated! sm - Another MT
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Such a shame. So many sham artists.
are out this time of year because business is slow, and people are looking for a bright new start for the new year. I would say be careful of anything new on the boards listing for a job. I know we see the same postings all of the time, and may not want to opt for those, but waiting a few weeks until the real job postings hit will be a safer bet. There are tons of established companies out there and best to just look them up on the web. Be careful! More than 1 Scrooge out there looking to swindle... Happy Holidays!
Lining of the pockets is the whole problem
I have a friend who worked in QA PT for a couple of years at the same company where I was an MT. She accepted a full-time QA position at $17/hr just to be told 3 days later that the rate was actually $15/hr. She quit before their sentence ended with punctuation...
Most companies going to VR, so not just a TT thing. -- more money in their pockets, less in ours.
Regretfully true, but there is NO WAY an MT can earn as much doing editing because you can't make twice as much for a long time after the machine gets to understanding the doctor. DocQScribe's editing platform is the only one that I have seen that was MT-friendly. Great money to be made on that platform, but as with all editing platforms, another new doctor comes onboard and the machine has to get to know his voice, so another slow down in editing.
It is definitely NOT a gain to the MT. Why do you think these companies would be changing over to VR/editing ????
When my doc dictates 56-year-old patient, he gets "Fifty-six-year-old patient." Not line padding--just dictating what I hear. Would have been fewer Keystrokes to transcribe "A 56-year-old..."
WEBMEDX, padding lines? I dont think so!
They will work you the first week, claiming it is training, and by the time they terminate you for their FALSEHOOD that you didn't meet 98% Excellence Criteria (GOD KNOWS WHO INVENTED THEIR EXCELLENCE, it is the Sloppiest transcription rules i have ever seen), then you will lose your entire pay for computer mail back fees and rental of equipment!!
I truly believe they made up their excellence standard so called guidelines themselves, to CUT DOWN ON LINE COUNT. Seriously, if they can force you to use the number "2" versus the proper way as in "two" or roman numeral "II", they will beat you up about using "2" and say it is their WEBMEDX EXCELLENCE STANDARD GUIDELINES. What a joke!
Line padding. adding extra words.
Hope you're enjoying those slave wages you're earning.
So you guys feel you're getting paid what you're worth with VR?
I'm not trying to be snarky. I've never done VR, so I'm trying to understand.
You're happy with your paycheck with VR? Do you find the files to be as bad as the original post implied?
So you're telling me, basically, they're bad news?
They offered me 0.095/line and you know - it sounded too good to be true, but I SWEAR the recruiter told me they do not outsource. Oh brother... I just wish they'd be honest. I really don't know what to do.
Not the OP, but they're supposed to take out all the other taxes as you're an employee with th
No, they're not losing money....they're gaining!
If a company charges their clients by the line, I'm sure that line rate does not go down even though the MTs pay does.
ASR pays about 2/3 normal line rate to its MTs. Their ultimate goal is to have the MTs do twice as much work. Therefore, the client is getting their work faster, but paying their normal rate, while corporate gets that money and the MTs get the lower line rate.
Whether the newbies want to realize it or not, MTSOs have not increased MTs' salaries in the past 10 years. They still start out at the same pay as the last century!
This used to be a very lucrative profession. Nowadays, most MTs are considered to be paid at the poverty level. You don't believe me, look it up!
Hey, you're in luck then. They're hiring! (nm)
If they're in Nebraska, they're www.medigrafix.com nm
If you're an IC, you pay all your taxes. Otherwise you're an SE or employee. nm
If you're PT you're required to work
8 of your hours in one weekend day. There's no extra pay for it though.
The face we're wising up is exactly why they're
We're not 'so scared' of it. We're trying to help
you to not make a huge mistake, but I guess you're determined to learn the hard way, so good luck with that.
If you're in the 37% tax bracket, you're making over
100K per year. Quit complaining.
You're right on it! They're just trying to cause panic.
How can you KNOW what you're doing without THINKING you know what you're doing?
If you're not doing your job, then you're not earning anything, therefore
they're desperate because they're sm
driving away all their employees with the horrible new changes they're implementing. It's a mass exodus, and they couldn't keep up with their work load before all the departures.
We're glad you're gone too.
The more people that quit, the more work left for me. I love it when people say they can't take doing MT anymore.
Well, i hate to tell ya, but if you're an IC, you're
I think they're new. nm
now we're getting somewhere....
Great qualities... absolutely. Can you be more specific. What type of communication do you think works? What doesn't? Concern is also important. But how far should it go. Certainly a company needs to be understanding if an MT has some problems, but remembering it is not the company's job to take care of someone, what about when the MT is not producing or working when scheduled? How long do you let it go on? What if the MT has chronic problems. What is the company's role here?
I can say my boss was ALWAYS flexible with my schedule, but I also made sure that I made up the time and the lines. I didn't abuse it.
You're better off
Someone else will appreciate your abilities.
You're welcome; here's what I can tell you ...
Spheris' family insurance is with United Healthcare and the premium for family coverage is about $180 per payperiod (2-weeks).
As far as PTO with Spheris, as a FT employee, you would earn 10 days a year for your first 5 years of service, then it goes up from there.
I hope that gives you a guideline to go by.
If you're looking for
and to be treated well, then you will like TT. They really are the best company I've ever worked, for and I've worked for more than a few. In this business of never meeting who you work for and not knowing what you're getting in to until it's too late, they are a breath of fresh air. They always pay on time, pay what they say they will pay, are very kind and honest. Good luck.
when I was in school, for MA, not MT, my instructor said the ones taking the MT class were just waisting their time. I worked as an MA until I got pregnant, then worked as an MT after my son was born. I'm gonna ride it out as long as it's available. Then, hopefully I won't be too old to do something else!
Is it possible that you're having another
I may be an old biddy but when I was 17 it wasn't a computer that was sitting in front of me on Friday night, loser.
Oh, if you're asking me -- I don't know. I wish I could
tell you, but I have no idea.
They're far from going under.
They're securing new accounts all the time because they're a good company with a fair, honest owner and a wonderful support staff and QA, etc.
I hear there are one or two bitter ex-employees out there who do nothing but trash the company, and it's totally unwarranted.
so what you're saying is . . .
No brains required! LOL! Sounds good to me!
If you're sure...
I would contact my coordinator and ask. I think the system is set up only with and without ops, that's it. On the VA account I do, if any report is skipped, the MT is questioned. Melody sent out an email not too long ago about cherrypicking and I know management is now noting who is skipping what.
Not sure if this is what you're trying to ask or not...
OSi now has what used to MQs so I guess they just resent each other. I had a little of what OSi now has. I got paid very well for working on that difficult account. I won't work for them just because I can't see taking such a huge pay cut just to do the same crap I've been doing for years. I moved on. No reason for me to bash anybody. However, the complaints on this board definitely helped me make that decision and I'm so glad that people do speak out when they're not treated right by a company.
You're welcome! nm
You're very welcome. :)
and you're also pathguy, not radguy. Maybe I need to go back to bed and get up again. Duh. I'm going to tuck my tail between my legs and amble off now.
You're really better off anyway.
You'll struggle to get 200 lph, plus pay long distance. It really isn't worth it.
You're probably right.....sm
but I can tell you I DON'T miss being inundated with numerous emails several times a day! That was a bit too much.....
I think it is the mix up of your and you're
and that is not an Expander error.
You're welcome, D! : )
You're right !!
Absolutely! I turned it down. It's just discouraging not to be able to get my foot in the door. At least I checked them out beforehand though, right?
Anyone gotten their W2 yet? (Yes, I know they're
Even if you weren't thanking me, specifically! Best of luck to you if you decide to pursue a job with them!
I think you're right; they must mean autocorrect and autotext in Word.
You're right, but
Since that is so obviously the case in this field now, they might as well reverse the HIPAA laws because if they can't be enforced in the foreign field, they're completely useless. I've had more than 1 person NOT in this field tell me recently that they don't like the idea of their medical information being shipped overseas, not to mention the obviously higher likelihood of errors. Maybe people just haven't made enough noise about it. Guess I'm just one of those people who hates to accept defeat about something I feel is so very, very wrong. I just can't figure out why our govt. went to the trouble of drawing up such complicated HIPAA laws only to flush them down the toilet.
You're welcome :) NM