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Actually, that is cheap. Most places much more. nm

Posted By: mlstoo on 2005-10-27
In Reply to: That is really expensive - sm


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Transcend does not pay for anything. Cheap, cheap,
and nasty. This editing stuff is horrible and it might guarantee a job in the future, but you will be better off on welfare than trying to spend the time fixing the stuff that it spits out. The program does not work half the time and never has worked right but they will never fix it so it does work, so don't even bring the subject up. If you work there just keep your mouth shut or you will be in the dog house the rest of your career. You might make mistakes in typing or editing, but you cannot even see what you typed before you send it in, but you are responsible for it (you type in the blind). Of course you can pull up the AI sheet and print it and keep it at your desktop, but who needs to thumb through 56 pages of instructions to find how to do 1 simple thing.

This place is really the bottom of the barrel and QA is horrible. Training is even worse.

Transcend, do not even bother to respond to me. I am quitting anyway, but you really need to let everyone know that your rah, rah, rah team stuff is just talk and nothing is ever done to make the job easier.
Really sad where people will readily list places they hated but not name places that are great.
What a wonderful, sharing group of people MTs are. :-(
It's about cheap now
Cheap to us, that is. The middle man profits and the competition from the Third World has made working for many MT companies sweatshops. They deny that, but it is exactly what they are. I've come to believe some of these companies are downright sociopathic.

My guess? Many of these companies are living nicely off our backs without a clue about everyday trials of transcription. The ones that aren't are having to compete with the sicko ones and the result is the same. I think it is going to backfire big-time someday, too, but I'm not sure what it will take or how long it will take. But I do know American MTs, American patients and even some American healthcare providers are becoming equally pissed and fed up with these slick-talking brokers.

I agree your best bet is get your own clients or go back to a hospital. If you go back to a hospital, become the MT manager and make it a policy not to off-shore, diligently audit and have a way to trace, then press charges if they do. Even better, contract out to individual MTs or let MT employees work from home. It's exactly what I plan to do and hope the trend continues.

I have been getting a lot of Indian work from various clients to re-do. I was hoping that perhaps if enough of them have to pay for it twice, at least once at American rates, they will see that they are getting about what they pay for sending it to other countries. One can dream...
too cheap
That is sad, but some will work for that. You are QA, hold your head up high girl. If you continue to work for that kind of money, you really hurt us all
Yes they are very cheap & you can e-mail
64 bucks a DAY? Not very cheap! Especially
However, if you are willing to sell yourself cheap,
Axoltl very cheap
If I recall last year at this time it was about $100 per paycheck for family coverage. Left in the spring so not sure what is up now.
Medscribe horridable and cheap

No wonder they are constantly hiring.  Maybe they should try to keep what they have. 

cards are cheap... and so is the thought.
Offshore, cheap, bad management. nm

boss hires cheap MTs
This is the deal. The boss hires cheap labor and for whatever you get paid, you turn all these lousy typists into perfect products. They might get paid 6 cents a line, slave wages and whatever you get paid... she/he gets a crew of professionals out of nothing. Same happens to me but I think yours is hiring out of a school or promising to train them.
If Indian labor is so cheap, how come.......
there are getting to be so many Indian-based companies here and in India, owned by Indians?  Do you think maybe this is a lucrative field for owners of transcription companies? 
it's such a catch 22. Everybody wants cheap stuff yet
and get paid top dollar. You simply cannot have both. Not with the CEOs having million dollar salaries and all. because God forbid they make less than six figures. it's disgusting...
Won't help with the cheap labor issue though.
As you are probably well aware, ink jet cartridge are not cheap these days...
I'd have to know more details, such as exactly how many pages per month would you be printing.  I hardly print anything at all and I find my cartridge drying up on a monthly basis....
Horror stories about cheap transcription
FYI, there is always someone out there who is willing to do transcription and/or editing cheaper than someone else. There are those clients who only look at the bottom line cost. But they must employ sometimes at least three people in-house to make the corrections. I wonder if anyone at the client source ever looks at the overall costs to get that report on the chart and done correctly. I am amazed at how some transcriptions even stay in business. Just my $.02 worth.
One more time for the cheap seats in the back..sm
Upson vs. Sexton - I might as well just put it out there, since you won't let it drop. Same first name.

I never said the man was a criminal. Those words didn't come out of my mouth and NEVER would, nor would I even say the man in the original post is a criminal. Paying three months late and not having the workload promised doesn't constitute calling someone a criminal in my book. Shady business practices, maybe, but never would I go so far as to call someone a criminal, ever, based solely on a story someone posted on an online MB whom I have never met, especially not without hearing the other person's side of the story!!

YOU are the one who called the first guy a criminal and claimed he stole money. Someone mentioned theft of services, not that he stole money, just to be clear - and we don't know there was even a crime committed here, so perhaps you should worry a little more about what comes out of your own mouth. There's no proof a crime even took place here, only the word of others - one who said she was paid 3 mos late and one whose friend has not been paid in 4 mos. Yes, that is awful to not be paid, but unless they just flat out refuse to pay, I'm not sure anyone should go so far as to say it's a crime. (And just to play devil's advcoate, I wonder how many complaining about being paid late were ever late on any of their own bills? Just a thought.)

To those who do feel there has been a crime committed against them, get a lawyer, find out your rights, and file a suit against the person. You can bet those companies would do the same to any client who didn't pay them.

Thanks to the poster who stood up for me. It truly was just an honest error. My personal apologies to Brent Upson, who is NOT Brent Sexton. I do not owe anyone but him an apology.
That's what I was just going to say. They want to offer cheap transcription services. There goes
jobs..When you have people advertising they will do the work for cheap..no wonder providers use cheap transcription services rather than our companies. You'd be surprised at how many doctor/facilities would jump on cheap Personally, to me, it's offending. Why pay use decent wages when you can get cheaper..
Nope. Just CHEAP. And 'cheap' and 'good'
I hate this kind of cheap shot post. What's the deal? nm
I've said this before, but I'm ready to go sit on the beach and sell cheap stuff sm

to tourists ... has to beat this.  I passed burnout a long time ago.  I am not sure what the next stage is supposed to be.  However, in the meantime, I have to make a living.  Maybe I could open a margarita stand and compete with the little kiddies and their lemonade stands .. hmmm ....LOL

SGS, cheap and would rather ship your job to india, where they have 100s of MTs taking our jobs!
Yes, on eScription...making about $5 and hour if lucky!  they quote you a pretty good line rate for typing, but half that for editing, and it's mostly editing.  then, with all the crap they throw at you, (this dr. wants this, be sure to fill in that, don't submit a report w/o this, and 30 pages of account specifics?) it's time consuming.  and the templates are a nightmare, the drs. are all over the place on them, not following them, so when editing them it takes forever.  @ 4cpl you can spend 15 minutes on one and make $1.00.  RUN! 
Been both places
I would say you won't better yourself.  Of the 2, I'd choose Spheris but I'm not still there either. 
Could you tell me the better places?
What companies are there, if you don't mind, in case I have to look. THANKS!
Most places like you to have in the mid-90s at least. Sorry. nm
Some places will let you do Fri., Sat., Sun. Never saw
There are other places that pay well.....
I'm SE and 9.5 cpl with 6.5 years of experience.
I have done it several places sm
I love TransTech, I MEAN I REALLY LOVE IT. I am IN love with MT again.
places to go
I know several of us have gone to Encompass, Keystrokes, Webmedx, to memtion a few.
places, places
sorry i got kids screaming at me right now. Thought I better correct it before one of the high and mighties say something.
no more than other places
and it would depend on the account.  As in most cases, I have found that after doing the account for a while and getting used to the dictators, there will only be a handful that really continue to be difficult each time you get them, when you sigh because you know it's going to lower your line count.
Maybe you should look other places for
companies rather than just ONE single board. There are MANY companies out there who don't post ads here, and many who don't post ads at all.
No, there a lot of places that have two divisions.
I just don't think you see it much in transcription companies. I love the small company feel of MDI.
This is going places it never should be, all over a comma. nm
Few places inside...sm

Dial up:  First Choice, Spheris, Precyse only if 37K or faster, and SoftScript. 

Satellite allowed:  Precyse, TRS, Opti-Script, WebMedX, Probity, and MQ.  nm

Here's a few places that have been mentioned..sm..
Accuscribe, DSG, Echo Sten-Tel, Execuscribe (just started using it recently), InTouchMI, MQ, and VanBelkum.
Don't know about Good places, but here are a

DeVenture, MedGarde (supposed to be not goodl), Meditech in Georgia, MTS in Mass., NEMT, Nicholas Transcription of New Hampshire (but no pay until the client pays them!), Opti-Script in Penn, and QED. I do not know if these places are currently paying weekly - other than DeVenture - only that they have in the past. Good luck!

Is everything getting counted the same way? Many places don't
places to work

Hey, just a shout out to all.  Of these companies who are the best to work for.  Transolutions, Webmedx, Axolotl or DSG.  Anything you have to say about line rate, benefits and equipment provided would be greatly appreciated. 



Do any of these places have enough work any more?
Seems like all of the big companies are low on work any more. What gives? How are we supposed to make a living?
Radiology places??

Where to go for great radiology transcription jobs??  I am seeing 6.5 cents to 9 cents a line...  i see .75 to $1.15  per job.  Things are not like it used to be when you see per job.  That is hard when you run out of work as I just left a place that ran out of work paying per report.   Any suggestions where to apply?

Two great places
Transcend and Diskriter.  Awesome places to work; no drama, no BS, no broken promises.
I've had two places tell me no
I'm not 100% sure, though. I was told I had to have 2003.
Do you work for these 2 places?
I feel ya...ESLs slow me way down once in awhile too!
Sorry, I have worked several places and
never heard of getting a negative line count for a report. No way would I be working there.
I've done VR at 2 different places now....
Both places, I could see old reports and while I'm seeing all these old reports with ridiculous errors and some just downright mind-boggling, I'm seeing the same crap on my screen for me to fix.

So, I'm talking to my supervisor one day about going back to just regular old transcription and she says to me I've got girls doing 3000 plus lines per day on VR, you'll get there eventually. So I said, With good quality? She said yes, of course....I started looking for work right then. Now I come to my 2nd place with VR and I'm getting the same crap. I see these godawful mistakes and no one seems to care. I've pointed them out and have been told If the hospital doesn't complain, don't worry about it.

If I sit here and make these reports good quality, format-wise as well as content, I CANNOT double my line count and I've been doing this for over 10 years. If I just run through them like apparently every one else is doing, I might make some money....at least until someone complains....then I have no job.

I've since gone back to just plain old transcription. My wrists burn, but I'm happy and making money again. I wish you all the best of luck at 4 cpl, which seems to be the going rate. Good luck!!!!
I need to know which places offer VR only for
the Johnsons and Smiths. The place where I work has any and all on including the Jofannsens, Abuggula, Sharnif and the like. That would be a really dream job to have only the very easiest English. Not happening at my place.
Oh boy! You really put all of us in our respective places. I am humbled by your
Give me a break...
Saw them listed as places to do internship (sm)

for MT training from Penn Valley. 

just mainly wanting to know if the location was north of the river.