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Amazing. You are training ASR, and they cut your pay. nm.

Posted By: MT on 2005-09-03
In Reply to: 4.65 to 5.10 cpl. Depends on whether you - around


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Their training schedule kind of got backed up and so far the only training..(sm)
I've had is one short Bayscribe session. But I extended my 2 week notice at Medquist and I have until July 17 now to get some training in at MDI and do some reports to get familiar with the platforms. I'm looking forward to it! 
I can't say enough about their training team. Excellent training!
The people at Medware are all just great. I wish I would have joined the Medware family sooner! They are very flexible and caring!
do you mean company training or med transcription itself training?
Amazing that someone wants to pay that well -
As well some of them should! I talked with several MTSO ladies recently, and they told me their contract with the hospitals and clinics they did was for from between 20-24 cents per 65-character count line. These were at different places around the country. Seems like a lot of profit to me?
its amazing to me why some MTs sm
think that THEY are the only ones who are owed a response from a recruiter. To me if a recruiter doesn't answer, they don't want you, move on! For whatever reason. I have almost 30 years experience, not every place I have applied to answers and I don't expect them to.

I do have concerns about MTs who say they have worked for many companies blah, blah, blah. Why are they working for many companies anyway? Sounds like job hopping to me and there is a lot of that in this business. Some MTs think that if one thing doesn't go their way, move on to the next company. Personally, I will not hire a job hopper no matter how good they are! It is not worth it. I will wait it out for someone with experience who has a stable work record.

Recruiter, just do what you need to do and ignore all of this nonsense. Obviously there are some egos that need to be stroked and MTs who can't stand it if that does not happen.

Now if it is a matter of scheduling an interview or start date and then not showing up by a recruiter or trainer that is a different story but that was not the question to begin with.

I have worked for two different companies in almost 30 years and one of the companies I just started. I don't feel anybody owes me anything I can exist on my own skills and if I send a resume with no answer I ignore it and go on. I can only say I had that happen one time and the rumor was the company had no work at the time. They did me a favor.

Ignore the idiots, you owe nothing to anyone!
I only graduated 4 months ago and have been working for a national since then. My QA is at 99.4-100% consistently. I do acute care all day long. It seems that some of these schools need to sit up and take notice if they are turning out such poor quality MTs. I went to Community College to get my MT education.
I quit working there almost 6 months ago because I had a feeling that this type of thing would be coming when SPI took over Cymed. All of the changes that were going on just did not seem right at all. Now I'm REALLY glad that I left when I did! Unbelievable.
Just had to follow up on this because, 2 years later, the US MTs still have tons of work to do and there are several hundred US MTs employed at Spheris. Considering that all the work was being sent to India and US MTs were being forced to quit or being laid off...wonder how this is possible?! This just goes to show you that some people overreact and get their undies in a wad over silly things and blow things way out of proportion. If everyone would just calm down and think rationally, sometimes they wouldn't end up making stupid choices.
Not amazing
It's the difference in gross lines and pages versus 65 cpl pay.  Thank AAMT or whatever they call themselves now.  Going to paint gourds.
Wow. Amazing. You are still trying your best
spinning it around and around in circles in an attempt to make it into something that supports your own false premises? Why do you keep repeating yourself on this and instead address some of her replies and the points she raised like why she stayed or the fact that you are the only one here who has hallucinated blame, misery and loss or your repeated pleas for someone, anyone to help you make sense of it all?

While you are at it, I would be interested to hear your answer to the the notions of pride, being part of the medical community, patient care or maybe one of the most important things you continue to avoid, which is the right for her or any of us to have a different definition of success and/or failure.

I have a question of my own for you. Just where in the devil do you get off being so outraged and condescending toward an MT who told a simple story and expressed an opinion about TTD? What in the world is it about that OP that has gotten you all worked up into such a lather? It's really not a pretty sight.
VR amazing on this end also
The time I started it was exactly the same way and yesterday mine was extremely good, picking up I would say at least 98-99% of all said. By the way, were you working for a company, hospital or just what. I know our place has been on for years now and am thinking some EMR is different from another kind.
May I just say..500 lph...is amazing! sm
That is absolutely wonderful, and although I do not work for MDI, I do know that the VR there is relatively new....for you to be achieving 500 lph is blowing me out of my chair right now. Congratulations (even though I am a tad jealous since I can only achieve approximately 300, and I have been doing it since last winter)! Keep up the good work...and share your tricks!
YES! It's amazing what you can find out there.
Some counties used to post bankruptcy records.  Most states have databases where you can search marriage and divorce records online; property records including title, taxes, value of home, and square footage of the dwelling; criminal records even for nonviolent offenders; obituaries; social security death index; professional licenses; assumed business name records; business licenses.  It's amazing that all that information is just out there to be seen.  I snooped on myself and there's quite a bit out there.  Scary.  That's not even to mention people's autopsy reports and police records that have been posted.  The general public does not need access to all that information.
It's amazing how you criticize MTs

for wanting *money in the bank*, and yet, you want the exact same thing for yourself.  As for the starving foreign MTs, I guess we must not have any starving Americans.  Your post makes me sick and my skin crawl.  You may not be losing any sleep now, but when the tide turns on you (and believe me it will) someday, don't expect any sympathy from your fellow Americans. 

It's pathetic MTSOs like yours that's making this country what it is.  It was your greed and others like you that caused the many problems this field has. 

Pretty Amazing
I'm amazed at the lack of professionalism.  In looking back at past posting, this is not the first time management at SS had attacked posters on this board.  Like I said previously, this guy has sent me two very, very nasty emails, in addition to what he's posted here.  According to him, everything is wonderful at SS and every MT who says they had a bad experience are hallucinating.  Unbelievable!
It's amazing how much we do for free
these days, isn't it. In the old days, we were paid for EVERYTHING, templates, headers, footers, demos, etc... and even better with gross lines. Sigh :(
These posts are amazing
The word *need* was never used, the word *gimme, gimme* was never used.

It's a conversation about MT week because we are MTs.

Unbelievable. Must be fun to be around these naysayers.
wow, amazing and impressive!...nm
look at the whole package! their benefits are amazing.
They must have an amazing sales team!
I wanted to hear their pitch on how it was better to outsource to India rather than use a U.S. company. The sales team knew very well that the MT quality was poor. In fact, U.S. editors would receive phone calls from some of the sales team and they would 'scold' the editors and put the pressure on us. They were eventually told not to do that as some editors were very uncomfortable receiving personal phone calls from the sales team. Not a fun working environment at all.
Amazing how a little communication here and there helps. I wish they'd
That's the amazing thing about the internet...
you have the freedom and anonymity to claim anything you want and you don't have to prove and better yet, people believe you!
I have those days and hours. What's so amazing about it?
Question re: your amazing productivity
I have read a couple of posts now which stated that working with Chartscript decreased their productivity tremendously. In all my years as in the biz, Chartscript is all I've ever used and it makes me wonder if that is contributing to my lack of productivity. Also, I am interested as to where you can work to make the type of line count you have - I think I'd throw myself a party every day if I reached levels such as that!!
It's amazing what sort of goodies can come your way
Been there, done that, and just can't wait to do it again.

I ['heart'] the Labor Board!
what training? no training for me, first day they Tried to give me 2 ESL....
they did not come up first. An hour of training is not really training.
Wow! I'm impressed. You NEVER have to use reference material? Amazing!
I don't work at Amphion but it's amazing that they expect
Isn't it amazing! It is kind of a brainwashing thing
It becomes so we don't even realize the mistreatment, and we end up apologizing for low pay checks to our bosses, etc. I wonder if they are laughing all the way to the bank... as an industry, we all need to remember that battering is a choice, however, the people who control the jobs are the ones who control our lives, and if we choose not to be battered, we may be out of luck! I just wish on the whole there would be a way to revamp the system, like some kind of regulation so that workers aren't so abused... what other profession is there where extremely intelligent and scientifically talented people are conned into believing they are worthless? I can't think of another... but at least knowing it isn't us is a nice validation that we are not crazy!
It's amazing to read this board and see how many rotten MT companies there are out there!
What the heck happened to this business!
It's amazing to read this board and see how many rotten MT companies there are out there!
Only if you believe what you read on this web site. Personally, I would not put one ounce of thought into what someone anonymously writes.
And you just started on DQS brand new account and make 260 lph. You are extremely amazing but to be
honest I dont believe you.
I have to agree here. Been in this biz for long time - amazing to see that every MT is owed somethi
Yes it is! I got mine today -- think it is great. I'm happy to be part of such an amazing compa

I feel like I have FINALLY found my home.  :-)

They did go through it on your first day of training.
Check your email attachments again. Call the HR person or the trainer on her toll-free number, and they will explain it to you again. Posting and venting here won't do anything for you.
Training was good. It is what happens after the training that is not so good. Why do they not read what people post on their own portal. If they would just do that they would see what they need to change.
Have you had any training? sm
You know, I hate when people nitpick over accidental misspellings in otherwise good posts, but your post makes me wonder about your background--and I don't think it's nitpicking.

What MT education do you have? You do have to train for this field. It's not an easy thing you do after just a couple months of studying medical terminology from a book. Maybe you know these things already.

The answer is no as far as at-home entry-level jobs. Any reputable company I've come in contact with wouldn't let entry-level MTs work at home or probably hire them, for that matter. IF you have completed MT training, a hospital may be your best bet for getting your foot in the door as well as getting a firm foundation for later at-home work.

Good luck
New training

I just had to give my 2 cents. I started training on Monday, I got sick with the stomach flu early Tuesday morning. They were so nice and understanding about it, and rescheduled me for next Monday. I was a bit skeptical of this company because of this board and all of the negativity that I almost didn't take the job.

I left one nightmarish company in December. They were soooooo unorganized it was pathetic. I get the feeling that Spheris is going to be a lot more organized than the last company, and I also feel that if I have any problems at all, I will be able to get in touch with someone and maybe they will listen to me.  I am really upset that I had to get sick this week, because I would have been starting on my scheduled shift this coming Sunday. Yes, things are new at the moment and I am not even out of training yet, but I have a feeling that I am really going to like it there. Unlike the last company, I kept having red flags and bad feeling all the way around. And because I was new and the money seemed decent, I went against my best judgement and spent 5 months of hell.

Anyway, that is just my 2 cents.

I'm training with new job & then I'm out of there! sm
I was happy there before they started being ignorant! Now there is too much required OT, hours must be exact, too much header info we're not paid for, and most of all the account hopping is absolutely awful! There is no way to make any $$

It really irks me that they send out these emails noting the high producers. If I were allowed to stay on one account I'd be a high producer, too. I usually have 2-3 accounts per day. I've asked them if they would let me stay on one, but I'm told that is the nature of the business; deal with it.

Going to be good to be gone. New job is better already.
Training pay???
Any  suggestions on companies who pay an hourly rate for decent period of training?  Any info would be appreciated.

For training, they do the conference call to tell you how to use the program and show you how to find things on the intranet.  After that, they turn you loose to start typing.  Everything will go to QA until you get the required accuracy (usually takes 1 to 2 weeks).  You will get feedback through your email on pretty much every report you do in that time.  The QA people are awesome and a great help.  Plus, you have everyone on IM to contact if you should have any questions at any time, including other people who work on the accounts you work on.  My TM sends out an updated team list every week or so to let us know who works on what.

Besides being an MT for close to 14 years now, what specific training is needed for QA? We take turns doing the QA in our department in the hospital where I work.
10.00 an hour for the first 12 hours worked
How do you get trained on VR? I have transcribed for 30 years and am ready to do VR because I think eventually that is all that will be available. Does the company train you? Any info appreciated. Thank you
What's the training like?
I got a call from them and all they said was that they want me to get a yahoo account so they can set me up on an account.
They sent me an e-mail with information for my electronic signature on the IC documents and then another with how to set up the platform and a userguide to get started.  Training was only about an hour with IT and then they usually have you do 25 notes in an 8 day period, 5 max notes per day for your review period.  I found set-up, training and review to be very undemanding and simple. 
Yes they DO pay for training.....sm
3 weeks for text and 6 weeks for VR. Whoever this person is that stated they don't is a LIAR. Remember, there are going to be disgruntled employees who spread LIES about companies on any list you are on.
MDI training
You have a 2-week probationary period where you transcribe 5 reports/20 minutes a day. After 2 weeks, both parties decide if it is a good fit and want to proceed with employment. No hourly training. We are not employees. System is easy, easy to learn. My training session was maybe 20 minutes, and I didn't even need that.
MDI training
Yes, 20 minutes of dictation, about an hour of work. You don't have to purchase a spell checker or expander. It is all included in BayScribe. Some accounts are on the internet. Some still require a Dictaphone or Lanier station, which they will rent out. If you have one of those accounts, you are responsible for long distance.
In training currently and
I don't find it difficult to deal with.  It is much different than I am used to but I think it is fairly easy to learn.