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You sound bitter. I just got their new rates

Posted By: / on 2005-10-11
In Reply to: Management watches these boards - Watch out

starting in November and they are very reasonable.  I do not know what you feel is high, but the mid range plan is $45+ a payperiod for individual, the low end plan is about 25, and the high end is 71.  The high end plan is about average for all the companies I have seen.

If something went wrong for you at the company, act like an adult and call management and discuss it.  I am not management, in fact, I am very new to the company, but your behavior is very childish.   If you just did not like the company, just move on.  If you have some very real facts about why they are so bad, then post them, but leave the venom out of your post. 




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for someone so happy you sound bitter yourself
just an observation
you sound very bitter...that is my interpretation and I am allowerd to have it...
why are you so upset somebody else gets to retire at half apparently at age 55?

this is my interpretation of what you wrote, and again, you sound bitter.

if these people are successful, which I highly doubt, but if they are, that could benefit all of us.
Are you sure the sound quality was the platform and not your sound card? Also, I don't know of ma

services that pay "down time" if the platform is inoperational.  ALL software has its share of problems.  It's the nature of the business.  When you were hired, did you sign a contract accepting the terms regarding PTO?  If so, what could you possibly complain about since you did, afterall, sign the agreement?  Did you have a good relationship with your QA Editor/Team Leader that you could ask questions about account specifics?

My understanding of the VR is that it has been in development for a number of years not to be released until the fine tuning was complete.  It would seem to me, and I am in no way affiliated with Transcend, that provided that VR is good then earning a line rate as an Editor would be beneficial, if that's how Transcend is planning to compensate.

All in all, I would say that if anyone is interested in working for Transcend or any service for that matter, make sure to ask the services Recruiter specific questions.  If what you're hearing sounds good and makes sense, go for it.  If what your'e hearing is not all that you thought it would be, move on.  However, you MUST take what you read on forums boards with a grain of salt.  While some posts regarding various services may be legitimate, others may not be.

Good Luck!

MT Manners

No wonder you don't have a man! You're so bitter!
I am not bitter, at all - I work for them and several others
that I dealt with. Little or no communication after training, always changing the rules, changing the hours, and what I believe they do is hire more people than they need for an account and then weed people out - I was hired for a specific account, specific hours and all of a sudden, additional hours were added, additional days, and there was a certain person, who although we were supposed to do all worktypes on this account, would do a TON of work, but just all the easy stuff. Left all the more difficult work for the rest of us. She looked like a shining star because she did a million reports, but they were all easy, never anything that required a bit of thought and experience. So, maybe it depends on the account, maybe if I did it again I would work for them as an IC, but never as an employee. Too many inconsistencies. Then, to top it off, pay dates got switched around, yet again. Maybe it's growing pains, I don't know ... but I can't wait around for them to get it together. It was a learning experience, and I've moved on, but I would just be careful, and make sure you get EVERYTHING in writing before committing, or you won't have a leg to stand on when the discrepancies arise. I am not a bitter employee ... I quit on my own because I could not stand the inconsistencies. I now work for a company where the rules and expectations were all outlined in writing, signed by both parties and I know what is expected of me, and me of my employer. In this business, there is much turmoil now ... take care of yourself, first and foremost, so you don't get taken advantage of.
You can add me to the bitter list, for sure! nm
Who is the disgruntled and bitter one here??
I'm honestly not trying to ruffle feathers, just trying to understand where all of the bitterness and pinned up anger comes from on this particular board. I'm a member of some very diverse forums where the topics range from taming naturally curly hair to finding the best vasectomy reversal surgeon. MT Stars is supposed to be a place where professionals can come, share resources, and build one another up. All some people ever seem to come here for is to tear others down. It's really sad to see such hateful, ugly remarks constantly being made at MTs just for asking a question. If you don't have anything positive or beneficial to bring to the board, why post at all? What do you gain by posting insults hidden by an alias??

Is it the isolation of working at home that causes so many otherwise intelligent people to lose the ability to interact in a civil manner? If I ever become as angry as some of the people I've seen here, I'd be making a career change.

Stepping off soapbox now and getting back to work.
What is up with all the angry, bitter MTs?????
Do you think we do this job as a hobby? Do you expect us to change our budget without any notice without major difficulty because work distribution isn't a high priorty to MTSOs?
not bitter just trying to tell the truth. sm
we have a whole entitlement society and you want to change the profession to fit your personal preferences.

I don't agree with the way MTSOs treat us regarding pay anymore. But the job is a 24/7 day a week job. Not that you have to work 24/7 but that is when the work is there. If the work isnt' there are your particular shift, then you should be willing to work when the work is there or accept that you won't get a paycheck, OR go back into an in-house setting.

I will have a job long after all the ones who got into this job for quick money, working at home thinking they could have it all will.
And you are very bitter. I hope you

aren't like that in the real world.

I'm not naive, I'm just loyal to a company that I work for, and may I suggest that you learn the meaning of loyalty.

The truth is VR is here to stay whether you like it or not.

I will not defend my reason for being with TT except to say I like working for TT, I like doing VR, and I plan to stay. If you work for TT and you're that unhappy, find another job. I'm sure there's a company out there that like people with negative attitudes and would hire you in a flash. If you don't work for TT and never have, then you have no right to post such negativity about the company.

There's no talking to a brick wall.


You don't owe these bitter MTs an explaination! Too many of us on here...sm
that haven't let this job get to us yet, that put family and God before any job understand where you are coming from and back you 110%. There isn't a topic in the world you could post on this board without a flame war. They are miserable and I think they like being that way. I don't get it. Maybe so people will leave their miserable butts alone so they care work their weekends!
Is that why you are such a BITTER person?
Because of postings on a bitter board? Why would you
quit a job or question your judgement based on postings on an anonymous board? If you like the job, stay. If you don't, look elsewhere.
I'm not bitter at all. And I love my company and my
job. Just made an objective commentary on how all the cheerleading for this company can strike some as cautionary. And your overreaction still confirms to me that something is fishy with these posts... That does not equate to bitterness, but rather, wisdom...And I never said I believe negative posters but not positives - you're reading a lot more into my simple statement.
Not bitter..just giving my experience
Gosh you are a bitter person. ...sm
You sound so bitter. You are confusing venting with looking for pity. Sometimes people post on here simply to hear other people's stories who are in the same boat. You know sometimes people just need to vent a little. It doesn't mean they want your pity.
Nasty, angry, and bitter
About a year ago, none of us were. We knew there were changes and trying to go along with them, but as SM so perfectly put it, they have made it very difficult. I could not have said it any better SM, cheers to you.

If you think this company is something you would like, then more power to you, just remember they are about their profits and they do not gave a damn about us.
All you TT people are so anger and bitter! sm
She said she just found out she was pregnant so I highly doubt she is going to pop out a kid tomorrow!  Explain to me how you are paying for someone to have a baby - that doesn't make sense to me?  I am sure most of you have been pregnant at one point in time and needed maternity leave then.  I don't understand why you are all taking out your bitterness on your fellow colleague.
You probably need to get a life... Some people are sooooo bitter.
I am obviously good enough to keep busy with work. 
haha, you are the one who sounds angry and bitter...
Don't worry about me or what you think I should do or need to do. I still have every right to express my opinion on this board, and you again are being rude and typical of 'your' profession.

Again, I believe medical care should not be a business. That sounds ludicrous to me. People without insurance cannot have access to health care...and people like you do not care.

We get it already, now perhaps you can go bother someone else. You are really starting to get repetitive and rude.
nasty/angry/bitter people

they're just voicing their opinion, like you just did.  Does that make you nasty, anger, bitter too?  I have never gotten a Christmas bonus since I have been a medical transcriptionist/editor, so I don't miss it, but I can certainly understand those who have gotten it in the past being upset about not getting it now. 

Thank you!!! Obviously an bitter MTSO because they offered a ridiculous cpl and got shot down.
Shame on you!!
How 'bout something to offset that bitter pill you swallowed?
This board is full of nasty , angry, bitter people. Why? sm
With this economic crisis that the entire world is under, we still have jobs that are fairly secure. We have jobs that pay more than minimum wage. We have benefits, unless IC status. We have good work environments, do not have the risk of losing an arm, leg or life in a piece of machinary or being blown up in a mine.

Yes, there are companies that do not pay. Yes, there are companies that do not pay more than 6 cpl, but we have a CHOICE on who to work for. Don't work for them. There are plenty of good companies that treat their employees well.

Christmas bonus? My husband was laid off last week from a job he has had for 27 years. That was his bonus.

Unemployment is at record highs, prices are at record highs and it does not seem to have an end in sight for many years.

Perhaps a depression would show Americans that nothing is free and people would stop standing with their hands out all the time.

As a society, we have come to expect everything to be handed to us. As a transcription professional, it is disheartening to see all the angry, bitter, hateful posts here all the time.

Transcription companies face the same rising costs as every other company out there and I am sure they feel the crunch too, but they are not telling this every second like other industries.

I am not an MTSO, not a manager, not a troll. I am just an MT who is grateful for her job and skills that will allow her family to survive this crisis without scars.
oops!! I meant "a" bitter not "an" wouldnt want the MTSO to NOT hire me LOL

Don't worry. Next week, the bitter people will move on to attacking another company. It is just
you watch this board, you will see a pattern. One a week. Have to shred the reputations of good companies to bits just to feel good about being unhappy in general. I wonder sometimes if these people job hop constantly, even work at all, or work for the company they are bashing. Maybe it's just sick fun for those with no outside lives :)
Pay rates
Your pay rate doesn't change. What this policy says is that IF you send a report with a CRITICAL error to a customer and it is returned, you may not be paid for that particular report. I don't see this as unfair frankly because the service can't bill a customer for that serious of a mistake in a document. It's all about us being accountable for our work. We want to be recognized for our value but don't want any of the responsibility that goes with that?
pay rates sm
I turned down a job also because of low pay--company did not want to pay for spaces and added normals themselves so I wouldn't get paid. How low can you go? Wish we all would turn down low pay. Maybe it would send a message. I know this isn't realistic, but I'm wishing :)
pay rates sm
Just curious but which company does not want to pay for spaces? I know of one company that does add the normals and will not pay the MTs but it isn't any of the three mentioned here, can you enlighten us, please?

pay rates
There are two different platforms, one pays 9 cents per line without spaces and one pays 7-8 cents with spaces.
low rates
I have a friend who has a small MT company and she charges her clients 9 to 12 cpl (the 9 cpl accounts she types herself). She has a few ICs locally (usually pays 7 cpl). She is amazed when I tell her what other companies charge their clients but every time she tries to negotiate a little higher rate her clients tell her either it's the same low rate as always or they won't use her services anymore, so she feels stuck. We live in a low cost of living area, so the doctors are generally cheaper here, but for me personally, I wouldn't take that pay if I had to have the hassle of my own accounts, dealing with clients, billing, etc.
Especially re. pay rates....sm
The few MT contracts I have seen, employee or IC, are pretty vague on the subject of compensation, saying something like, ...The agreed-upon rate.  Agreed between whom?  Get a specific figure in writing, esp. re. rates per line, spaces, etc.  They can screw you up here without you knowing it, and how is agreed-upon rate going to hold up anywhere?
Employee rates are 7.5 to 8.5 for dayshift, plus they have an incentive that you can make if you type an additional 200 lines per day.  That will add 1/2 cpl to your rate, they also have an additional 1 cpl for late shift plus the incentive.  The acute care rates are higher than the ER team rates.  They pay by direct deposit every 2 weeks. I started with MedScribe about 6 months ago and like the work and the new platform.
low rates
I have tried to reason with the company I work for, using all my logical arguments - it's best to pay a little more if you expect people to work on their days off, it's better to pay your experienced people a few cents more than to hire in outsiders when work gets behind, especially if your clients are already angry (come on, tell me that someone can just come in and do exceptional work with no experience on an account!), that it would be nice to get a raise or a sick day or some kind of incentive, and it has all fallen on deaf ears.

I believe there is money to be made in this business, but it is not the MTs who will be making it.
low rates
I turned down an offer this morning of 7.5 cpl for acute care.  I have over 20 years of experience and I refuse to accept that line rate.  It's an insult to all of us who have dedicated our lives to our profession.
MT Rates

If anyone knows the going rate being charged by MT companies or by individuals in Florida, North and South Carolina, would you mind posting it here..hubby and I are considering a move.  Thank you.

pay rates?
Anyone know companies that pay on the gross and/or straight line? 
pay rates
But, because the vendors spew their crap about how this technology will save the hospitals so much money, the Editor pay is almost always decreased per line versus traditional transcription. Most editors are getting paid 3 to 4 cents per 65-character line, some are paid a % of their usual pay rate per line. It still means a decrease in overall income per hour.

How many MTs/editors are now working extra hours per week to make up that difference?

Although the vendors (keep in mind, they are salesman, they only care about selling their product -- they don't give a rat's a%% about how it affects anything else) claim that the technology keeps learning and improves, that is not always the case. A lot depends on the particular system, how many editors are involved, if the editors are ALL given the identical specs and following those account specifications.

I'm just sick and tired of new technology actually causing a decrease in my income. It should be a win-win situation for everyone involved in the process, but it never seems to benefit the MTs/editors.
Rates for Rad
I've worked for a company offering Rad on PowerScribe (and please ask how you are compensated for downtime) and rates for both editing AND MT should never be below a dollar, that's just insane. $1.25 to 1.50 is the going rate most places per report for MT.
I would suggest you talk them into using a digital recorder - then you don't have to drive for tapes, and the sound quality is better. There are many inexpensive ways to get the files to you, so you won't have to worry about gas, etc.

As for rates - I wish you the best of luck in getting them to pay the range you're considering. You have a shot at the low end, at the high end, if you can get it, I'll hire you to come do sales for me. ;)


PTO rates cut
If you thought the PTO time you have been banking at DRC/Acusis was going to be paid at the rate when you banked it -- dream on!  It's being paid at your CURRENT rate -- so for all my sister MTers, we lost bunches of money.  One wonders what is next??!!
The insurance rates are the same for everyone who
signs up for that particular coverage. If you are signing up for employee only it will obviously be the lowest cost. If you add children and/or spouse and/or family coverage, those are all different coverage plans and each has a cost.

The benefits for Spheris are not negotiable. Therefore, if $202 was what they told you would be the cost of your insurance, then everyone who has the same coverage will pay that same rate.

Reasonable rates
Reasonable rates to you may be unreasonable to others.

If you don't feel you're being paid for your experience, then you're not.

As you can see below, when MTs start posting anything regarding rates, line counts, etc., flames start.

Decide what is reasonable for you and what is fair compensation for your experience. If MQ isn't paying it, talk to them. If they are, then congratulations!

line rates
When I started I was told line rates are based on years of experience and what account you work on.  When you are hired they give you a pay matrix so it is easy to see exactly what you are making.  They also pay a shift differential after 6PM and have an incentive plan that is paid at 12,000 per pay (2 weeks). 
Pay Rates Have Not Changed -
It must have been the level of the account.
This is exactly why our rates are going into the toilet -
SOMEONE will nearly always work for whatever ridiculously low rate is offered!
Line rates
Why do all these companies keep dropping their line rates?  The cost of living sure isn't falling. 
Line rates
Because they can get away with it. As an experienced MT, at this point I will go work doing something else before I will take less, but I am frustrated that there are so many out there who are willing to sell themselves short. I also will happily learn voice recognition or do QA but not at my expense. I keep wondering what the fallout in this profession will be.
Line Rates


Could anyone tell me what to expect for a decent line rate... I never see any ads for more than about 8-9c per line?  Thanks. Lou

They told me the rates and that I would be doing one
doctor within the first few seconds of my interview. I took the test an hour later, was hired two hours later and started two days later!
IC rates at Medware 9-10 cpl