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1200 lines per day for VR is extremely low.

Posted By: SM on 2008-09-19
In Reply to: Searching for... - Looker

With VR, a person should be doing at least 2000+ per day.  You're kidding yourself if you think you will find a VR job that only requires 1200 or less!

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I average 1200-1400 lines per day with a national, and am only getting around 600-800 lines per day.
It's been this way since the day before Thanksgiving. I've been doing this for almost 30 years now, and more often than from Thanksgiving until the new year is the slowest time of the year. I have some months where I am swamped with up to 2000 lines per day. I stash that little extra money, and take advantage of a handful of extremely slow days this time of the year to actually cook dinner, decorate for Christmas, or do Christmas shopping. I actually anticipate this slow time every year and have grown to enjoy the breathing time. Any time I have attempted to pick up extra work with another company to supplement these slow times, the minute I get adjusted to the new accounts, etc. I have no time to finish all of my work because my full time job with national gets slammed again. Hang in there if you can, and hopefully your work will pick up significantly around New Years.
You get for over 1200 lines a day
and this is just MT, ME is different and too complicated. MT gets for over 1200- extra penny, 1301-1450 +0.015 per line, 1451-1550 +0.025 per line and so on. But on DEP what are the chances of this?? I hope good but hear not so good. plus to move up a pair tier from 1 to 2 and so on must pass test and have AVAILABLE POSITION IN HIGHER TIER, must meet work availability and must be manager approved. So just getting better at your job doesn't make you automatically move up.
1200 lines per day (nm)
only 1200 lines
ONLY 1200 lines you say?   When you sign on in the morning and work 45 minutes, then run out of work for most of the day...........are you able to type 1200 lines?  That would translate into 1200 lines per hour, can you do that?
1200 lines or more

Now, tell me this, how does a company expect you to have 1200 lines a day when all dictators are foreign, have to download the report to type, which takes a while to download, not because my computer is slow, but it does show slower in the other side, and when the transcriptionists do not type the hard reports get to be the first ones to come up? I am not a perfect transcriptionist, nor a slow typist, but it takes me one hour and about 40 minutes to type 150 lines....frustrated!!!!

12,000 lines/pay period not 1200
I'm sure it was a typo, and I'm not picking on anyone, but I just want to clarify that it is 12,000 lines per pay period that is required of an SE which is roughly 1200 lines a day.  Hope this helps! 
1200 lines/pay period?? nm
1200 lines a pay period

The requirement for direct deposit is 14,000 lines a pay period CONSISTENTLY, so in breaking it down over a 13-14 day period, a bit over 1,000 lines a day -- hope you can brush up on you math too

More than 1200 lines a week?
so what's the point in being so rude to wandering MT?
I hit 1200 lines a day easy, sm
I hit 1200+ daily at Axolotl.  I was reaching my line counts within the first week.  As stated in another message, it could be the difference in accounts/dictators.  I work on several accounts though.
I'm FT and it's 1200 lines...Not sure what PT requirement is (nm)
Average of 1200 lines per day.
I do 1200 lines a day in 2 hospital accounts and I can
usually get my work done in 4 to 5 hours.  BUT, if the kids are around or whatever, then of course, it takes quite a bit longer.  Also, I have a lot of Instant Text saved etc. and normals that my doctors repeat in their reports.
pretty sure they require 1200 lines/pay pd for SE (nm)
0.085, but I am averaging 1200 lines in less than 5 hours - sm
and I have only been on the account for 4 months. Personally, I do not think $20/hour is all that bad, do you??? Consider this, most hospitals are hiring at $12-13/hour in the south where I'm located.
Full time = 1200 lines per day. nm
MedQuist requires 1200 lines a day
I do voice recognition and am only required to do 1200 lines a day, 12,000 per pay period.
1200 lines at 3 cpl equals 36 bucks
You can work at 7-11 for that kind of money.
Wait, you can only type 1200 lines a day?
You can't type more?
I do 1200-1300 lines in 5-6 hours. I am not very fast
though. My fingers are getting old :)
For companies that hire FT 1000-1200 lines, what happens when
Due to low work or a particularly bad day maybe in which you struggled with difficult physicians? I am an IC so never had to deal with how many lines to get in a day or having to keep up with a certain quota. I am not particularly interested in any insurance or anything but perhaps PTO and 401k, so taking a look around and trying to figure it all out. Thanks MTs!
Make sure you ask what the required lines per day is. Could be 1200-1800 or higher. nm
Low line counts - difficult to make 1200 lines in 8 hours. sm
25 years of experience as an Acute Care MT and I had a difficult time getting 200 lph with Bayscribe. Any other accounts with other companies, I could easily transcribe 350-400 lph. Not at MDI - very difficult. I loved the account, but again it was difficult to get a decent line count.

It doesn't matter if you pay me 11 cpl if I can't get a decent line count. Couldn't take the 3 x day e-mails either.
Bayscribe stinks!
Old posts say they dock lines if the client is unhappy and starting pay is very low for 1200 lpd. nm
1200 lines daily is great if you have the work, personally, I never had enough work so
I left and have NEVER been sorry!
My company is 1200 lph. I think 1000 to 1200

lph is the usual range.  Mine is straight typing. 

They pay 0.015 cpl for QA work! Extremely, extremely low, low, low. nm
only 1200?
How many lines can you type a day when you spend most of the day waiting for work to come in?
In their ad it says 7.4-8.5 cpl, 1200 lpd, and you use their computer. Don't know more. nm
I am over 60, so $1200 a month is a little on the
1200 day x 5 - 6000 (I think) nm
ditto, 1200 nm
1200?? Is that in 8 hours? sm
If it is, you might consider a career change. I have done 1200 on some really bad programs (Spheris, Softscript) with no problem. Company I work for now, I get 1900+ every day, 8 hours.
1200 lpd, 7.4-8.5 cpl, using ExText software. nm
A local cc (NC) costs about $1200. The
local state supported 4-year university now offers an on-line MT program too and I think it is about $1800.00.  The cc arranges internships and helps with job placement, don't know about the 4-year school as it is a relatively new program and I am not familiar with it. 
My last job paid no incentive until 1200
(just the hourly) and only 5 cpl for lines over 1200.
not true - I do 1200 lpd and got a raise
Thanks..1200/day no prob. Can you tell me more about schedule with Ax? Thanks again SM
Is it hard to get time off? I may need a few days off in the first year. I have a supervisor now who is a pain, so I'm not too worried about that aspect.
I don't know about computer/VR but never heard of 1200
YES, extremely sad. Especially,
When you search and search and try to find a great company and you find one like DRC. Gone now. Who next? Very depressing. Time to get out.
What do you consider extremely
I work for a company and I average $20+ an hour. For my city I'm at about twice the hourly pay for someone without a 4-year degree and about twice the hourly rate for an in-house MT. I don't feel like I'm underpaid.

If you are talking about companies that pay 6 cpl or something... well, that's a different matter.
Extremely low
I agree that the people at Proscript are great (wonderful in fact), but nice doesn't pay the bills.

My work load there has been very low (to sometimes nonexistent). I have sometimes had to just sit at my computer for up to an hour or more just waiting for a job to finally come in.
Might have to use THEIR puter, 1200 lpd. Posts from last year say pay is very low. nm
I thought the line requirement was 1200 for SE - sm
Do you have any idea why this person above is saying 1400 lines/pay period and telling me to brush up on my math skills? I'm confused! I only want to do 1000 lines per day right now, at least until my youngest is off to Kindergarten! I guess it depends on how easy it is to make 1200 lines/pay period. I could give it a shot to try for their incentive bonus and if I find I am doing it consistently, maybe change my status. Thanks for your help!
Guess 1200 is better than a sharp stick in the eye
or nothing at all.  Wait till they discontinue your benefits because you don't make hours requirements, then you'll have a couple hundred dollars a month more in your pocket. 
Pay was okay, staff was extremely
rude, they will fire you for anything and you cannot trust them at all!! Worst company out there IMO
He was extremely rude to me when he was at JLG. nm
Extremely unprofessional nm
Are you a member of management?
That's extremely hard to believe
As of a few months ago, the pay was extremely low.
I would be extremely leery
of starting up with a company if there was a lot of negative comments here.  Granted, we have all had bad experienes with different companies and there are sour grapes out there but if there are a number of negative comments and the comments seem reasonable and not real 'anger-based' - just mostly frustrated - then I would make note of them.  We are only going to grow and stay united if we give appropriate feedback from our experiences.  If you do start with this company, just be cautious and don't quit the one you are with now unless you have a really good feeling about them.  IMHO only.