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make sure you choose search entire web

Posted By: FL on 2009-06-16
In Reply to: HELPFUL SEARCH TIP: in Google window type exactly: "MD-IT" site:www.mtstars.com... - no work in FL

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It can if we choose to MAKE it happen. -nm

Prior search shows 8.5 cpl for FT benefit position. Do you still make this base pay after 1-1/2
Company Board, MTStar Search Box, (located below Google Search Box)
Use the Google search box for MTStars.com, not the Search box at top of page. Lots of
Company Board Search For box (not Google search box)
search on Company Board Search For box (not Google).
Which to choose???

It appears I may be looking for a transcription job in the near future.  I'm just looking for someplace to call home.  I have multiple years acute care hospital experience, the last 5 years being done here at home.  I come here to find help and after reading through the first couple of pages, I feel like I might as well make a list of all companies across the US, put them in a hat and draw one!!

*I* think my requirements are pretty simple:  Nice, reliable company that treats me with the same respect that I show them, 11 cpl, and plenty of work.

Anyone know of companies that fit that description?  Of course, I prefer a small company over large but have done both and been happy in both situations.  Surely there is a company out there that would be a good fit??

Which to choose??
Sorry, 11 cpl is what I have been paid at the last two employers I've had....as an IC. Guess I could settle for 10 cpl:)
Who to choose?
Have offers for Cymed, TRS, Transolutions, and Silent Type.  They all seem to have pros and cons.  I want to be happy at my job.  Any suggestions out there??? 
Is this a Google search or MT Stars search?
dont search in Google box, use the Search Box below that
dont search in Google box, use the Search Box below that
It is as recent as a week ago, you need to search in the Search For box,
search mtstarts box, below Google search box, ....
use mtstars Search box, (below Google Search)
You cannot pick and choose
I don't know how you think you can pick and choose. You get the jobs assigned to you by the queue managers. You cannot even see what jobs are available.

SS has been a terrific company for me. I too stick to schedule but at times have to flex because of kids, etc. and they do not have a problem with that from time to time.

Which offer should I choose?

Hi all...I currently have two job offers that I'm trying to decide between.  I was wondering if any of you could give me some ideas, suggestions, input, opinions, whatever...

I was offered clinic work with Axolotl and also offered acute care with WEBMEDX.  They are both full time employee positions, but Axolotl offers 1 cent more per line, which possibly will go up to 1.5 cents more per line after 30 days.

I've read a few posts on here about WEBMEDX and it seems mostly good things are said about them.  I haven't read much on Axolotl at all, so I'm not really sure what decision to make.  Any advice is welcomed and very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance. 

Are you going to choose to keep the computer?
I know they said that they would uninstall everything on the computer if we wanted to keep it, I just have a funny feeling about that, I don't trust them!!

If we don't want it, do we have to pay to ship it back? Is anyone going to purchase it for 260?
They do need people to choose a
schedule and stick to it, I believe. There is plenty of OT available right now, while they are still hiring. I have no idea how much flexibility your life requires, of course. I try to stick to my schedule, but when an emergency has come up, they have been very nice.

In my opinion, and trying to consider it from a business standpoint, their aim will probably be to cover the account with enough people so they don't need much OT in the future. But how it works out will just depend on the skill and production levels and dependability of the people they hire, I suspect. That makes it hard to predict future OT needs.

Good luck in your decision. I'm happy with them, but I don't have kids or another job or other a complications to work around.
You actually choose which plan you want to go with. sm
They offer many different plans at different rates. You choose the coverage you want and that is the plan you go with.
Have to choose IC over Employee?? ....sm
Hi!  Well, after all the testing, thinking, interviewing, etc., I find myself really torn apart.  I have wonderful job offers with fine companies, but the problem is that, at this time, I have too much family obligations to truly commit to employee status....my dad just passed away two months ago, and I am having to care PT for my 89-year-old mom, along with my 3 kids, and with all this going on, I can commit to working long-term and PT hours all through the week, some weekends, but really need FLEXIBILITY, and cannot sacrifice family time for $$$.  I have been doing this for 16+ years, but with my father's long, drawn-out death, I find I have to, in all conscience, spend as much time with my family (what really matters), but help out my husband with finances steadily.....do any of you ladies have suggestions for good IC companies where I can work hard, have experience in EVERY field, and still be able to BE THERE for my poor mom and family?  Thanks everyone so much in advance!!  
I would choose Transform
I have worked for both, if you are talking about Accustat in Wisconsin, and I currently work for Transform and they are awesome and very very flexible with hours, etc. The system is really easy to use and make great money on. I have no complaints about Transform at all. Good luck.
You choose to work
12-hr days and weekends, but that doesn't mean it's the norm. I work M-F, no weekends, 1st shift. Not all accounts are hospitals either. Some people choose to work nights/weekends because of the differential or preference, but just because we got into this profession doesn't mean we HAVE to work that shift as there are all days and shifts available. I think the newer MTs and part-timers generally get stuck with those awful shifts anyway.
I'm not knocking you if that's what you CHOOSE
to do, and you shouldn't knock those of us who CHOOSE not to work those crap shifts. Free will, baby. I have experience and am good at my job, so don't worry about me... LOL
Yes they can do require that. You can choose to go or
not as an IC but you also should be prepared to be without that job if you choose to stay home.
Or you could choose to look for a different profession, sm
where you are not so demoralized that you feel (jokingly or not) that you are a victim.
I think it is the entire company.
Starts at the top. I am truly amazed they are still in business.
IMO, I think the ENTIRE MT INDUSTRYhas become
Yes they did. However, should expect it, since entire co is
The entire ad is an insult - nm
well it's kind of taken over the entire

LOL. No. I had to choose my own beneficiary. Are there companies sm
that do that?
If you could pick between OSi and TransTech, which would you choose? nm
They are not well thought of. I would choose Andrewsw or M-TEC. nm
Webmedx - you can choose between 2 plans - sm
500 vs 1000 deductible.
If one of mine forced me to choose between the two,
I pick and choose what I take from this board

I first started coming here about 6 years ago when I started going to school for MT.  The posts almost made me give up before I had even finished.  I was sure I would never find a job and that I made a horrid mistake, but because I had already paid for the classes I decided to continue, and found a job 2 months before I ever graduated.  I have been working for 5 years now, and have never been without job, and I make a very good line rate with an awesome company.  I like coming to this board and looking around since I don't really have a relationship with co-workers in this business, it is nice to see what others are thinking, but for the most part I take everything with a grain of salt. 


But what happened to you about the recruiter is pretty horrid.  I can't believe somebody would do such a hateful thing, but in the end they may have done you a favor, I don't think I would have wanted to work for a company that was so rude and unprofessional. 

choose being the operative word
That is what I said. You do have the right to choose the shift and pay you want. All i said was if you don't have what you want, then get out and find something that does give you what you want instead of all the ragging on about how miserable everyone is. I don't care when anyone works. I just get tired of all the people who complain but do nothing to help themselves.
how about listening to an entire conversation -
either on the telephone or to someone else in the room, you have to listen to make sure he doesn't remember to start back on his note.  I even heard a conversation about myself when I was in a hospital setting. They haven't a clue what is recording.
You need to read the entire thread
then you would know that I only drew the difference in what I made and what my weekly unemployment amount was - and applied for other jobs - offered a lot of IC work, but I already had that.
For the entire 8 weeks you've been there?!

Speaking strictly for weekends, she's probably not working, and has forwarded her calls to the help desk, where they could put you in touch with the weekend supervisors, if need be.  But I truly doubt she's ignored you the whole time you've worked there.  She's simply not like that.  She has answered every email I've ever sent her, and always answers her phone during her normal weekday.  My supe has an usual name that starts with D, same as yours, right?

I still have never run out of work the entire 1.5 yrs I have worked sm
there (with the exception of the holidays), and every single time I have asked to be put on another (additional) account, they have happily done so.
You don't have to read the entire board there
certain company.  There's no reason for you to be rude, she or he is just trying to help!  I'm one of those MTs that is fed up with the B.S. being fed to us by these we strictly hire U.S. MTs only companies. 
Here is what I received - the entire ad, not edited.


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Doesn't scare me. Most of the entire MT
The ones who should be worried are the ones who've been screwing MTs for the past decade or so.
Of course its my career - has been my entire life
That's what makes no sense about this rant above me. She recounts 30 years of her life as an MT and how horrible its been, all the failings, and how it has ruined her life since nearly day #1.  Per her own words, she blames everything, from her blood pressure to her endometriosis, blames her divorce, missing out on her son, blames everything on MTing, yet she has done it for 30 years and now is back at it again.  She claims over and over to have failed at literally every aspect in her life she felt worth mentioning, blaming it all on MTing, yet here she is an MT. What part of that makes sense to you? We're to feel sorry for her??  I've been in this business 30 years and have been a success. I've had a zillion trials and hardships and battles, but my career is a success, or I would have gotten the heck out of it when it became a disaster. If that doesn't make sense to you, which obviously it doesn't, then there is no reason or sanity with which you can be approached.  Substitute MTing for any career - if you are failing at it, and you've lost everything in life due to that career, why are you still doing it?  That's a big question, because the blame is not on the career, its on the person.  Nobody else to blame but yourself. Period.
In a nutshell, that's what's wrong with our entire
economy! 'Way too many chiefs, and not enough Indians'. ('Native-Americans', I guess I should say, NOT the eastern variety!)

Too many people in management, and not enough people who actually do the work. Just like AIG, which is currently paying bonuses to its less-than-useless CEOs for doing absolutely NOTHING, you know the MT companies are giving raises and bonuses to the managers, recruiters, executives, etc., all the while trying to justify offering the MTs that actually produce the finished product in the service that they sell, lower and lower wages, which are not only ridiculous, they're no longer enough to live on.

The hospital I used to work at was the same - it was all about their image, and the fluff, and they achieved that fluff by grinding their workers into the dirt.
You misread. The entire MT industry is a
out of hundreds of thousands. Most people that get hired for job get put to work as soon as possible. The MT industry 'hires' people, then twiddles around with them for weeks. The MT is always the very last one in the pecking order, even though they are the ones who actually do the work that the MTSO gets paid for.
I had not worked the entire hour.....
I said I had made for a half hour 17, actually it was 17.84 - that was a total of 446 lines, count it yourself. That was NOT a full HOUR. Guess not smarmy after all, hehe
Well, my entire post didn't take
Anyway, the entire report would be free of most formatting.
Yes, please read the entire thread
Several of us have directly emailed our liaisons and D, and have had absolutely no response.

Considering the fact more than one account has been without any appreciable work for over a month, I don't believe the speculation is all that 'wild.'