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Posted By: lot with more to come. on 2007-06-13
In Reply to: Spheris offshores some accounts - no message


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My very (ahem) favorite ...
... is when a doctor AGONIZES over pronouncing another physician's name and then doesn't bother to spell it.

The patient was referred by Dr. Azachmana ... uh .. Azamachma ... Az, no, Azachmanamima ... one more time ... Dr. Azominimahcmani ... or whatever, and he complains of chest pain.

Not only Medware, but other companies out there, ahem,
ahem...make that BEST platform. sigh. nm
I turn in the job #s to my STM and say, Ahem, is this cherry-picking? nm
Precyse, TRS, Opti-Script, WebMedX & MQ (*ahem*)..nm
They are probably glad you didn't apply too. Why do transcriptionists think they are constantly owed more than they get? Get up off your butt and work for it. It can definitely be done.
Especially considering so many errors are subjective. There are a lot that are spelled out so that there is no question about whether there is an error or not; however, there are far too many that are ambiguous and/or seem to be based upon any particular QA or supervisor is editing or auditing. I've had many items marked for errors throughout my career, both as an MT and as a QA, that I've disputed and even shown proof of the descrepancies. These have not always been changed from errors to showing as correct.
I definitely wouldn't work for a company that does that - especially if they refuse to pay you for an entire report for only 1 supposed error! What a crock!
how the heck you do that
How come you so fast? what kind of work does TT give you?
heck, i don't even know what co. this is! nm

On the Seekers Board, Synernet is hiring RAD MTs.  On their website, they require 1600 lines/8-hour shift.  Does this include the RAD accounts?  And isn't this the company who offshores?

PLUS, how in the heck are we
supposed to decide whether to go PT or FT or bail, with this total lack of info? Not to mention, we don't know what wage we would be making, and they base their PT/FT status on how much MONEY you make in a pay period...screwy.
Well, heck...
I don't even work there and never have, and yet I'm irritated FOR you, lol!!!

Nothing grates on me faster than employers who brush off their employees' concerns the way you were brushed off, and that post of hers just muddied the waters even further. Of course, it's not a pay cut in the sense that they, for example, dropped you from 7 cpl to 6 cpl, but if they are not paying for something they previously paid for, I fail to understand how that is NOT a pay cut.

Maybe I need more coffee. Or maybe the post was intended to be ambiguous so as to not be incriminating, lol!!!

Anyway, you have my sympathies...both for the pay cut AND for having a boss that treats you like a nuisance when you have a concern!
Where in the heck do YOU get off!

Really, what IS YOUR PROBLEM????  If you don't watch it, GP will sue YOU for defamation of character!  That would be a fun countersuit to see. 

what the heck does your post even mean?
If you have something to say, please, say it, I can't read into posts like this...thanks!
what the heck is there to upgrade anyway on a DD?
What the heck is that all about. I was just asking QTer2 why she
now. I don't care or know what the managers do all day. I was just asking what she meant by her comment, that's all. Talk about junk...
No one job hops just for the heck of it. sm
Do you think we would job hop if we could find a company that paid well and treated us as valued members of a team?  Get real!  We only hop to find a job that will support a family.  Surely you can't honestly think it is just done on a whim.  And as an above poster stated, a company earns my respect and loyalty, just as I expect to earn the same from my employers. 
Heck yeah you can. If I can do it, anybody can!
A little new terminology now and then but thanks go Google and reference books, it isn't a big mystery for long. I like it because it is great to use with Expanders and allows one to have high count at end of day.
What the heck is a bad account?.....
When the first few days it is normal dictation, after that bad sound quality, mainly ESLs, slurred speech dictators, give me a break, you know what i am talking about, not a bad account, just the distribution of the work on the account. Are you a supervisor?
what the heck is a bad account?
Ok, I concede. Now for some help. Having 16 acute care experience, most in a hospital. Since you do 7 accounts, and I am not being a smart eleck, I am being sincere, how are you making any money? If I get mainly ESLs and they are new to me I find I have to go back and relisten when I am done to catch the blanks, or maybe I missed something. If there are sound quality issues most companies will not work it through with you so that is strike 2, also working mainly in hospitals I know this dictation is not first in first out but it seems to be consistent with nationals. I have to make a certain amount of money a month, am single (I would hate to be a single mother, I would cry every night in this profession anymore), but maybe I am losing the point. You don't seem to mind if that is the case with your 7 accounts (plus all the different account specifics), so give all of us some advice and maybe we will quit whining or getting out of the profession and make some money by how you are doing it. I stayed with 2 companies until I was living on credit cards and still working 16 hours a day, and not making enough money. If it is me, then make some suggestions as I am not alone.

I am sincere and you seem sincere.
Like who the heck cares if she is one or not?
Wow..too harsh for me.. I mean I think I know what the heck I'm doing but maybe I really don't
what the heck I am doing, according to her.  This ad is a crackup. Any ideas on who is it?
How the heck do you know what all the supervisors
I would like to get the heck OUT OF THE HOUSE.
heck ya, lots different
IMO, IC bites.  SE was way better.  As an IC, no taxes will be taken out of your check.  Way painful at tax time. 
If they can offshore us, they sure as heck can
What the heck are you talking about? sm
You work at Webmedx and are running out? How can that be since most of the Enterprise accounts are running overtime?

And if you don't like our CEO or anyone else in the company, don't let the door.... oops. There's lots of jobs out there for MTs - find a company that you like.
wot da heck u talkin about????
Don;t be too quick to point your finger. Maybe you were too quick to click the reply button and addressed YOUR whining to the wrong person???
what the heck is wrong with sm

with these MT companies!!!!!!!!!!!!  I have been looking for part-time QA or MT actively for about a month now.  I had left the MT profession when my mom was sick and took care of her until she died.  I have wasted a ton of time in the last two weeks taking tests and having preliminary interviews with recruiters.  The recruiters tell you one thing and when the person that does the hiring calls, they tell you something else!  Was suppose to start last week with a company and set up appointment for software download and THEY did not keep the appointment.  When calling to find out what was going on, they were very nasty and rude so I decided that was a sign not to deal with that company.  Just got done with an interview and while the recruiter was great, the person that called and did the hiring did nothing  but complain about how she had to babysit MTs etc. etc.  It was like she was on a power trip to make herself feel important or something.  After being talked down to for 15 minutes, I told her I was not interested.  Why start with a company that talks that way to you in an interview?  I have been at this profession for over 30 years, hired, trained, etc and I know what a hard position it puts you in.  NEVER EVER would I complain to a potential employee!!!!!!!  Anybody else having this problem?  Its like these companies are trying to tear your self-esteem down before they even get started.

I think I will take a breather before applying anymore.  I am tired of testing and interviewing!!!!!!!  I really did not want the hassle, but I am ready to find an account of my own and just IC on my own.  This is ridiculous.  Forgive me I am just blowing steam!

Oh, one more thing, these companies pester you to hurry and take their test, but then THEY take their own sweet time calling you back, don't answer e-mails, etc.  ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH  I think we deserve more respect than this.  I would NEVER treat anyone the way these companies are doing.


Where the heck do you WORK?...
You must have one heck of an expander.
Even when I was in my prime, working for the same account and same 20 doctors 5 days a week with one of the simplest, most functional expansion programs, I couldn't pull in 350 lines an hour for 8 hours. Kudos to you.
What the heck .. give this person

a break .. years ago when I worked for MQ I came from a company where QA were called editors .. and in many places QA are still called editors.  Why in heaven's name would you argue a moot point.  Call it what you will .. she had a question and you are beating the semantics to death.

To curious I would say consult a lawyer and see how you can proceed.  I have paid people in my company retroactively for things I have overlooked .. it is good will and probably in their policies and not a really huge deal.  They may not want to admit holding you up .. but hey .. go for it!!

OWN DISKRITER!!! Diskriter is an entirely separate company from Medquist, does not work with Medquist, has no links to Medquist whatsoever. Where do you get your information!!!!????

What the heck is up this weekend with the system?

Cannot get into anything!

Heck, no! MQ are misers and we get squat...the only
thing I have ever gotten from that disgrace of a greedy company is a lousy keychain for MT week - woo-hoo! I worked for a bank when I was 21 and actually got $500 bonus for Christmas and I had only been there 6 months at the time! That was 15 years ago too!
OOOPS on me.. what the heck is wan't..How about wanted LOL... nm

Heck, I can't even get the company I am currently with to respond! sm
I work PT for a national and just cannot get enough work. This has been going on for months. I was on the job board hoping to find another PT position in order to supplement my income. I couldn't help but notice a very enticing ad that had been placed by my own company. I wrote an email to the hiring recruiter for that division. I can't even get a reply from my own company!

Does anyone think that working for two different regions/divisions of a national MTSO could be considered conflict of interest? I personally don't see how. I would think recuiters would consider it a bonus. There would most likely be very little training, if any at all.
Honestly I'd say to heck to Meditech and

look for something else.  You'll never make any money off it, especially if you can't type in Word. 

I know that isn't what you were asking, but it will be like beating your head against a brick wall.  

HOW the heck did you read that email??sm

I swear, some people have issues with comprehension or they read words that are not there.  That email said NOTHING about firing people.  Goodness Gracious....or maybe YOU are worried because you are one who is NOT maintaining your line counts???? uggg....some people on this board.

How the Heck do you type so fast?
I just HAVE to ask how those of you who have posted on this topic that you type 300 plus lines and more DO IT!!  Seriously, what is your secret that you are able to type that fast that consistently on a regular basis?  I would love to hear what your secret is to see if I can incorporate any of your magic into my routine to improve my line count! 
Heck no I don't feel guilty. (sm)
All the messages of I am saving your jobs and help out or this account is going to leave, etc. and I busted my butt all those weekends only to line D's pockets...No way do I feel guilty!
Holy crap - one heck of a cut . sm
One of the reasons I first went with WMX was the 35 hour work week for FT with bennies. They stopped that.

The health insurance was decent, but if you chose to use it and had the option of another policy available you had to pay a penalty/fine or whatever they call it.

The ASR rate was better than other companies - now they fixed that.

I guess they will do away with our 12 hour windows next. Though I understand now everyone even has those.

I was disgruntled when I worked for MQ, but they did cut our wages in a more gradual manner.

This is a HUGE percentage and right here going into the holiday season. --

We are all going to have to hit it harder to make any money at all. You think work is short now --- just wait.

Heck, NO!! I'd never survive on minimum wage. nm
How the heck would you cherry pick at Amphion
Heck no, it is not okay. But do you think they are going to start being up front and honest just
You're funny. Where in heck do you get your info? (sm)
They are not rapidly going to AVR or whatever you called it.  Doctors at many hospitals refuse to use it, and so it's about half AVR and half transcribing.  Probably will stay that way for quite awhile.  You know, many of those doctors are old dogs like me.  A good MT will always have work to transcribe.  If you only do American accents, you might have a harder time.
You sure as heck weren't in mgmt at TT because that is NOT how they operate.
Heck, I still remember the old vinyl belts -- I am a REALLY OLD MT!! LOL sm

I actually prefer the wav files to the C-phone for the convenience factor.  I hope to have my laptop set up so I can work a little when I travel, and it would be nice not to have to lug the C-phone around too.  However, I never had any sound quailty issues with the C-phone -- not sure what the other poster is talking about.  Looking at the days of the vinyl belts, endless loops, and cassette tapes that broke, I think we have come a long way. 


Don't know, but they sure as heck pay accurately and on time. I consider that a bonus. nm
$900 ppd is not going to cut it with me. I made a heck of a lot more than that in a 2-week period.
are having problems reaching that magical number (from prior posts). I can't live on $1800 a month, that is LOW PAY!
Amen to that.. and we are mad as heck are not taking it anymore...HAHAHA