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Actually I found the exact quote made on AAMTs

Posted By: Let me think on 2009-09-29
In Reply to: I think you misunderstood............ sm - m

It is STILL possible
Posted By: gourdpainter on 2009-09-23
In Reply to: Divide and conquer............. - sm

didn't AAMT organize MTs? At least I thought they did as I joined way back in 1978?? I think it was.

This was in answer to a person saying they were trying to feed their children, having to hold onto her job, no matter what the pay was, not wanting to strike against MTing. I saw absolutely no followup comment, only the 1 in favor of AAMTs.

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In the papers they sent me, it says they do. See exact quote inside. sm

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What made you leave in the first place? Haven't found better yet? nm
Actually it was...here's the quote
guidelines. There is a link on the top of each page that tells you what you need to know and one of them is not to post account information. No one is attacking you. It is just common sense that you don't go around posting account information.

Actually, I did and take a look at your quote:
And for your information, nurses are making MORE not LESS. Let's get real here.

To me, that justified my out-of-proportion post.
Again, and I quote...
none of that really matters to me. My thing is as long as the work is there and my paychecks are on time, I have NOTHING to worry about.
I think it is 30% but don't quote me on that. nm
I quote you......(sm)
As an aside, can you think of any better way for a terrorist organization to infiltrate?

THAT is a MIGHTY POWERFUL and very scary possibility.
WOW, if there was a doubt left in anybody's mind, that should dispel it. YOU ARE A STALKER. Your disdain for GP is quite obvious. We get it, are bored with it. I don't have the time to go look up the rest of her quote, but I would bet there is more that you left out.
it says and i quote from the packet
in front of me" if you experience unscheduled downtime you will be paid at the hourly downtime rate". for more info go toQnet. Why would I make it up?? But what does "unscheduled" mean??? I know now that my CSC archives on a certain day and I can't transmit for an hour. Maybe they will have scheduled downtime that we have to work around?? Don't know and too tired to look at Qnet todayso don't ask me.
see message and quote
_Are we supposed to shut off our phone because our CS reps are Indian?? _

Absolutely. Let them email you. Don't interrupt your productivity to struggle with yet another ESL telling you what to do.

I've been suffering the last few days from Indians calling me to ask if I take credit cards because I recently switched my home phone to a business line to get unlimited business LD. I instantly turn on my learned Russian accent and they have no clue what to do.

In my humble American opinion, make them responsible. Emails are less intrusive, take less time and are less offensive to the auricular sense, and force the originator to be held accountable for the fluency and clarity of their thought processes.
They'll get you a quote.
It's $20-something for me and $70-something for me and my two kids a week. The LPD depends on what system you are working on. 11,000 per week for eScription and 5600 for the straight typing accounts I believe.
what you say is hardly possible, I quote from your psot....sm
'Crummy quality. Do you think your clients and prospective clients don't know that you change employees more often than most people change their underwear? '

For: s/msg
How can you say that? Do you change your underwear only once a month?

don't ever quote a rate
without SEEING what it is you are agreeing to.

Dr. A might have you doing envelopes with addresses, multiple copies, etc and Dr. B might just schlep out SOAP notes.

Have an idea what you want to make an hour. After you've met with a client, figure out how much you need to do in an hour to make that rate.

And just suggestion, 20cpl will get you filed in the circular file pretty quickly.
That last is an old quote. Can't take credit. :) NM
In response to your quote: "sm)
doctors do not generate revenue, documents do.
In theory, that may be correct, but put on your thinking cap straight. If there were no doctors dictating, there would be no MTs transcribing the documents.
Name your source and the total quote
Its irresponsible of you to suggest that Obama (or McCain for that matter) wants to put records online implying they could be unprotected.

So name your source, and the entire quote and then WE can determine what the position actually is...
Sorry my quote marks disappeared. (??!!)
The rest of the quote was that we have to do multiple...sm
specialties. It is entirely reasonable to think a multispecialty MT of 30 years would have a broader base of knowledge than a doctor fresh out of medical school.

An LPN and an RN cannot do surgery, either, yet for some reason you put them above a medical transcriptionist. As for a doctor, unless you are actually performing a surgery, your skill lies in your interpretation of signs, symptoms, lab tests, etc.

A medical Transcriptionist has to use this same thought process every day. How many times to look at the past medical history to figure out a medication or look at a lab value to differentiate a diagnosis?

I am afraid you sell MTs very short.
Sorry, the quote should have been "what society has done to us."
Can't say that I am in that category.
Quote from TransTech's ad on Jobs Board

* Paid maternity/paternity leave

Get it now ????  That is age discrimination! 

Apologies - my quote marks were deleted!?...nm
Years ago I heard a quote I loved:

Second marriage is the triumph of optimism over experience. 

That's sort of how I look at trying to make a go of it with Transcend, having been front row center at the fall of several very pleasant small companies that were gobbled up by mega MTSOs.  And I KNOW that if I give in, they will definitely not respect me in the morning. 

Quote from OP's post: Do they offer the same benefits as Trascend....
My quote marks on "nack" didn't show up.
I know it's knack, but the OP used nack.
Inside is the quote; not the red. The red in my post is my own personal opinion.

*** We started using the Enterprise Express Speech System in late October of 2007 and have already seen a 500 percent increase in speech-recognized drafted
reports. While just 20 members of our team of 300 transcriptionists
are using the system now, we plan to expand its use significantly. In
only 60 days we've seen dramatic productivity climbs and our team
loves the system. ****

Actually I didn't quote a figure that I make per hour....sm
(it is above $25/hour, however) but I will say this: if the MT field is one's chosen area, then investing in it is a must. That means, instead of calling others who state they make healthy per-hour wages liars, your time would be better spent in getting as much info as possible in how that was achieved - and learning from it as well as adopting whatever it takes to help YOU. It means spending more time learning and less time bashing. It means concentration on retention of info, both old and new, to further your knowledge. It means learning what works best for you - not the next MT or whomever has posted on this board. It means taking feedback, again, without whining about it. I know of no other field where criticism isn't an essential factor - again, use it *positively* and don't let it affect you negatively! It means being open to trying new specialties when asked - you never know until you try - maybe it's just what you needed! There is a whole host of other things that you can try, but TRYING them is the key. Nothing ventured, nothing gained - and gain IS, after all, what it's all about, isn't it?
I quote Glenda the Good Witch: Begone before
That is an outright untruth! We are paid 3 cents less than our normal quote, at least I am.
I can't believe some of you want these great MTs to think you are not getting paid well for VR work. That just is totally not true. I have 2 clients on VR and the pay is the same if not 3 cpl less than standard transcription and with the VR the line counts do double and sometimes triple. So, to all MTs out here - DO NOT BELIEVE THE MTSO IS NOT PAID WELL OR PAID HALF FOR THEIR VR ACCOUNTS! That just is not true.

I have line rates from many hospitals using VR and the rates are fairly high and comparable to standard transcription.

Yeah, this site doesn't accept quote marks. You have to
use an apostrophe around your phrase instead, or at least that's what I do.
This is not an exact

Unfortunately there is no exact way to figure this out.  Gross lines count everything on a line where it is one word or the whole line.  It really depends on the line length and font you will be typing in, and also on the type of reports, whether they have a lot of short lines or long paragraphs.  From reading past posts, I think as a general rule gross lines should come out to be about 30% more than 65-character lines, so 6 cents a gross line would be approximately 9 cents per 65-character line.  I get paid per gross line right now, but there are a lot of long paragraphs, and the hospital even wants numbered lists in paragraph form, so the gross line count is only about 15-20% more than 65-character, so it's not all that great.

So you might do well at 6 cents a line or you may not.  Unfortunately's there no real way to tell until you try the account for a while.

Hope this helps what.


I had the exact same

thought about that.


Exact same for me! (nm)
That's MDI-MD to be exact!-nm
u made 300 a week? That's more than I made there.
But no work, no pay. Nice ppl, they really are, some of the nicest in the business. Just can't communicate to save their lives and the recruiters are lying dogs.

I'd say if you're looking for part-time work, as in less than 20 hrs a week's worth of work, then this place is for you. Use them as ur backup. Because guaranteed that's all they're using you for.

I don't know their exact formula but

I do know that some national companies only check the reports that are sent to QA once they have cleared an MT to transcribe without every report being checked.  Long ago when I worked in a hospital they selected random reports done through the month and did QA on only those reports.  Someone else could help you out better with that, I'm sure.

I think if I had worked with those MTs and they still weren't thinking for themselves, I'd get rid of them and find someone who will.  Have you considered looking for MTs at this board or another MT board?  That would involve using wav files so long distance MTs could access the dictation over the internet, but when I have to expand beyond my local trusted MTs I plan to look on the MT boards.  There are a lot of good MTs out there, and a lot of not so good ones.  You just gotta find the good ones!

Single is about $45 a PP (not exact) SM
and family I can't quote since I don't have it, but I hear it's pretty cheap as national family coverage goes.  The insurance is Blue Cross-I have to say it's good insurance.
Yep, 9 years to be exact..(nm)
I felt the same exact way
and I did not sleep very well either the night after that meeting. Personally, I do not know what the big deal is about being paid by the keystroke. When I was hired on, I was told what I was being paid per keystroke and what it came out to be if it were a 65-character line just like every other place goes by and it has always been right on.

I look at things this way and the new guy said it himself during the meeting. There is a shortage of qualified MTs here in the US and now, according to him, there is starting to be in India. As far as I see it, who knows, there might be something even better somewhere else if things do not feel that they are working out for me. Do I worry? Yes, I do, but more so in a way that it seems like a possible unnecessary hassle for me and I like simple.
They are exact opposites
Great place to work = TransTech.

Horrible place to work = TTS.

I have worked for both and can advise that the only thing in common is that they both use Dictaphone Extext. You will be lucky to get paid on time if at all at TTS. The pay is very, very low anyway - between 6 and 7 cpl for employees. Administration is a joke. You can always tell when unqualified people are hired for jobs beyond their expertise. Actually quite humorous to observe them, but you really can't make a good living there.

TransTech = good pay, good benefits, good working conditions.
That's the exact setup I use...
Not a problem. You log into the VPN first to get connected and then you're done with that until you are through working and disconnect. Then when you log into Word Client, the Transnet opens up at the same time. It is very simple. You save your job and it pops up a new one. I can see the next 3 jobs queued up for me.
I'm too new to know the exact details, but I too

remember all the negative posts and thinking not such nice things about the owner and thinking that is one company I'll never work for.   The owner posted several times back then, admitted they had issues and were working on them.  I don't know what the specific issues were so I can't say, though they do ask for feedback yearly from each MT and if you have an issue at any time they seem to be very receptive to trying to help resolve it.

What I fear now with the influx of resumes and subsequent hires is that there will again be lots of negative talk.  KS is not perfect.  I came from a company that seemed to be as perfect as you can get until they started offshoring and then got greedy and offshored more.  It came back to bite them in the butt and they lost several accounts and finally went under.  I had been with the company for several years so any move was going to take some adjustment.

I think there will probably be lots of MTs who come on board who will also have adjustment issues, whether it be a different platform, more ESLs than they are used to, etc., but I think overall it will be a possible experience based on all the posts I have seen recently about MQ and OSI.

I personally have some issues with KS, nothing major, but then I'm still in adjustment mode, but other than the company above and a small local MTSO I worked for, KS is next in line for the best company I've worked for. 

They have a great reputation for radiology accounts and accounts actively seek them out, so someone must be doing something right along the way. 



Same exact experience here nm
I got the exact same response from them. sm
They tried to call me once, but I was asleep due to the fact that I work night shift. I called back and left a message, but I have not heard anything back.

It is so annoying to be treated this way. It is just a waste of my time.
That is the exact same for me, need one day for family!
I feel the exact same way.
I don't know whether to be thankful they have a good QA system, so that I know us MTs are producing quality work, or whether to cry because I can't think anymore as I am too afraid to make a mistake. It has gotten a lot worse for me the past couple of weeks too, which really sucks. I am happy that they have ways to help you improve, but seriously, I feel like everything I do is being watched, and if I make 1 mistake, I will be in big trouble.

I love working there, but the stress from everything they expect is really taking a toll.

By the way, I was told < 7% to QA.
Actually it's the exact definition of it.
I felt the exact same way
Was depressed for the past 2 days about it and wondering how I'm going to pay my bills now. Trying to find another job also.
Here's the exact wording
It goes without saying it's not M-F nor is it 9-5. The exact wording for the hours is: You must be able to work for an 8 hour shift (either straight through, with a break for lunch, or in a split shift, wherein the splits are well defined)or a 4 hour shift if part time. This is not a position wherein you can work in a casual fashion. Then we describe the work: ...has a heavy population of ESL dictators, so you must be comfortable with transcribing dictators from different dialects. And the wage: Incentive based program starting at $0.08 per 65/char line with spaces.

All while being called an IC. I wish them a lot of luck filling those positions. If someone wants to type all ESLs with a non-flexible schedule, they might as well go the full employee route and at least get your social security paid and be eligible for benefits.
I had the exact same problem
The work was so wretched and the platform so cumbersome that I really could not make myself sit down and work. It had gotten where I would start work around 10 a.m. and finish up around 1 or 2, and even then I was coming up shy on my line counts. I was doing somewhat better, but after they restructured the tiers and the pay scale, I was a goner. I got a second job hoping to fill in, but that made it even harder to face the crap, so I just finally walked away without looking back. Let them get somebody else to struggle through the crap they've got left on there, put up with the weekly software upgrades that screw the system up even more, and deal with the endless amounts of pay-less research they expect us to put into it.

Jasper had said there was more crap getting ready to roll there. I wonder if this is it or if there's even more joyousness ahead.
Without giving away my exact pay rate....sm
I can tell you it was above 8 cents a line.   I'm sure it also depends on how well you test, how much experience you have, and what account you will be on also.
This was my exact experience so I didn't