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make that you're doing, not your. sorry

Posted By: unbelievable on 2007-11-19
In Reply to: if your take home is $6.50/hour and your doing quality MT work...sm - unbelievable


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They're still awful! Know someone there who's trying to make
I'm sorry you're in a bad place, but when you make a post
others who are currently working for or are looking for employment with Medware. I honestly think you need to give at least a little explanation instead of doing such a hit and run comment. But I really do wish you the best. I hope you get a better job soon. (By the way, I don't think anyone pays too much attention to Wilma :).
Gosh, you're lucky! I'd love to make that much!
I do hope to at least get 9 cents a line somewhere anyway.
You're right...that post doesn't make any sense...sm
How could high producers mess things up for the rest of us, when, in the past few weeks, we were offered incentives on most of the accounts to keep them in TAT by working extra??  And how could a responsible member of management even state something to that effect?  The only logical conclusion is that this particular poster wants to discourage high production (on his-/her OWN accord) in other MTs to keep the pickings greener for him-/herself.
Hope you're enjoying those slave wages you're earning.
I doubt you will make enough money in 5 hours a week to make
I make 4 cents a line, work part and make
over $500 a week on part.
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?
Great post! I make 0.085 at Keystrokes and make more than at any sm
other company in the last 5 years. Why? Because there is always work for me. I love starting work each day, knowing that the company I work for appreciates me and has plenty of work. Transtech and Keystrokes sound very similar; those of us that work for either can count our blessings that we are not part of the cesspool or huge corporate mess that makes up the biggest few companies. We do not have to worry about our jobs getting sent overseas and we see a future in this business!!!
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!
Yeah, but we don't make what docs make. nm
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.
But we don't even make what in-house make.
It would be different if we made the same as the in-house MTs.  In a lot of cases, most of the people working in-house make much more including benefits than we do at home as full-time employees.  That's where I think the unfairness comes in.  The in-house employees don't all work every single weekend.  Most of them rotate at a much higher salary and much better benefits.  The MTs at home are expected to fill in for the in-house for less money, less benefits and give more and more back in the form of weekends and holidays.   Most remote MTs only receive benefits contingent on production, and even then they're not nearly as good as in-house benefits.  How is that equal in the healthcare team perspective?
you might want to make sure you don't make yourself look like an IDOT before you go any further.
I make $1.10 per report and make much more sm
than by the line. Day by day it varies and goes back and forth, but over a long period, it is better by the report. Make sure they pay links though; this is key.
Do Shapin MTs really only make 6 cpl and QAs make 1.5 cpl?
Why can't you make money with all OPs? I do all OPs and make
good money.  I'm not with WebMedX though. 
I'm happy with what I make. I still make more than if I went anywhere else and hardly noone in th
biz gives raises so I feel blessed that I make a lot more than most, raise or no raise.
And always make sure you don't make line
counts that amount to anything.  They always place you with impossible ESLs as soon as you start making decent money. 
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 make more than that with Spheris but never have work. I would rather make $1.25 and have work. s
My SIL works for KS, and she gets paid double for linked reports too. Where do you get $2.25? I am ready to leave Spheris.
Make sure you have some (sm)

money saved up so when they don't bother to send your paycheck or give you excuses, run out of work constantly or take a long time setting you up, you won't go bankrupt.


Okay, those using DQS, how do you do it? How do you make (sm)
your line count?  How do you everything???  Is Instant Text V Pro anything like Smartype where you key in a few letters and the list comes up?  I'm so stressed from trying to learn this program.  Any, and I mean any, positive pointers you can share would so oh so appreciated!!!  Please help!
Did you make more as an MT or are you
make, not may nt
Well you would still make more if
you typed 15,000 instead of 11,000.
I make even less than that for IC . Nm : (
PS - I make top $$
well over 0.10/line on one a/c. Nobody does 20-25 reports/hr on this 100+ MD a/c.
Why not? Do you think they are just trying to make themselves look better on the
to all the outsourcing talk? It's okay now since they got a bonus?

None of what they make you go SM
through is really worth the job you end up with.  It's a very average place, with average work, average pay.  You can do the same elsewhere without the hassle.
How much do you make (FT or PT)? (sm)

and how are you paid?

see and I say take the IC, just make sure
you have a professional prepare your taxes and find a CPA who is up on at home business laws. I have been an IC for nine years. I get to write off a portion of my mortgage payment, utilities, etc. It works for me.
Me too. I make over $20 but you have to
get in with the right company. Do not let companies undermine QA by accepting positions that lessen our very purpose!

I will not say my company name because needless to say they do not get openings very often and yes they pay hourly.
I make 9.5 cpl as an IC with 27 Y sm
experience. I just started with them.
How is it you don't know what you make?
I know what I make...
I'm just not posting it here.
I make more than that as an MT and am not available 24/7!
MAKE myself
available to the applicants. The companies I have recruited for have told me not to do this, but sometimes you have to. I live on the East Coast and many are from the West Coast. I tell them if they have any questions to call me and I have had people call me as late as midnight with questions. Maybe that is pushing it, but to be honest, the recruiter is the image of the company. If you treat all applicants with respect and with what they say is worth listening to, tell them no question is silly, etc. I also am an MT and a QA person as well as a manager. I know how I want to be treated and I give it back to the applicants.

The job is a good job but it takes a lot of time. You really have to love the job to do it.