Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Anonymous report to IRS (sm)

Posted By: MTSO Owner on 2008-07-30
In Reply to:

I just posted a reply to an IC who is tired of being burned.

I want to add - and not to out of spite to fellow MTSOs - if you want to stop the trend of requiring ICs to follow set/ employee schedules, you can make an anonymous report to the IRS. No company, and no one wants an IRS inquiry/audit.

That said, I strongly suggest that, so as not to arouse suspicion that you are the anonymous reporter, you not complain about your hours/set time while you make this IRS report. You want to rectify the situation, but you do not want compromise your earnings.

Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

To anonymous. SM
I totally agree with your post. You would think a forum such as this would be full of comradery, support, and help. And, sometimes, it is.

Unfortunately, mostly it seems to be MTs (and MT business owners posing as working MTs) bashing each other. It's almost as if you become afraid to post an opinion for fear of being jumped on for having that opinion.

But, hang in here if you will and post what you want. Help when you can. Take what decent advice you can get. And, just let the b.s. roll off your back.
You are anonymous here, so sure!
I am not anonymous
From what I understand there was insurance but too high, they are working very hard on getting a plan a lot more reasonable, I am sure if that is a big issue someone could wait until it is in place, but I would work for Keystrokes if they didn't provide insurance.
I am still not anonymous
We have all become so cynical,I am myself, and have really lost a trusting part of me that I miss because of this profession. Keystrokes has been honest and that is something so many of us are not used to anymore. I don't think that is going to change, at least I hope not. Keystrokes is not a fit for everyone, but if you want honesty, a fair shake, then what I am posting is the truth, I am not a lead, not a manager, haven't met the top people but the owner is hands on and that means a lot. I personally emailed Lee when I wanted to come back after leaving for 2 years and she took me back with open arms, and for that I am greatful.
to anonymous
Finally, I knew this could not just be happening to me,and I know that there are even more out there that this is happening to. Monday count off by 58 lines, Tuesday their count and my count the same, Wednesday count off by 44, Thursday count off by 69 lines, and today the counts are the same; but nothing changed on either end as far as how the counters were set up. Come on now, you don't have to be an accountant to see it does not add up.
To anonymous
I doubt the other poster is your honey (whatever happened to treating colleagues like fellow professionals); you might gain a lot from taking a basic business course. Many of the women's business organizations offer them and that might help you find a practical answer that you could use in your situation. Asking what the top line rate is is like asking what X equals in a huge algebra equation with too many variables. We'd like to help you, but there are just too many variables here.
Cuz?--As a former MTSO, I would not hire anyone who cannot use the tool of our trade (English) correctly. No, I am not being the grammar police. I think it is relevant because the issue seems to be professionalism--on many levels. Please keep in mind that all kinds of people read these boards--recruiters, hiring managers, etc. It seems that people either have professionalism or they don't......
The best thing I ever did when I was starting out was to take a workshop in basic business for women. Although this class was in California, I am sure that various women's business organizations offer them other places. They will teach you how to price things, how to do P and L statements, how to write a business plan and a proposal, etc. Truly, it was kind of fun and it might help you get started. Not trying to be the police here, just trying to give you a hand up.
It does not matter how many times you say it and it does not matter whether the client allows it or not. What matters is that the company actually DOES it and it deprives an American worker of work. Get it?
No, that is incorrect. The merger went into effect 1 September, 2009. The MDI-MT's will have things as they are until 1 January, 2010 when heaven knows what will happen. Just guessing, but I am putting my bet on a reduced cpl for all MDI-MTs and forced use of VR. I could be right, I could be wrong, but that is how I would call it. Just saying.....
It's anonymous board.
posters here use monikers/handles to protect their real identity.

No way to search by name!

See my name above :))
I'm not hiding behind an anonymous name. I am me and have
used this moniker for years, though others are posting with the same moniker.  
Nope, its anonymous.
Anonymous Transcender
I hope it all works out for you. Rather than looking it as being jerked around, you might take it instead in the positive viewpoint of being given a heads up. Good luck to you!
Yep. And those praising are also anonymous. I like to hear the
full range. Usually the truth for the majority falls somewhere in between the two extremes.
Anonymous; that's the problem here, people
can say anything they want and not be held accountable; in particular, on the Word Board.  Posting anonymously takes away from the reliability of the poster. I don't know who to believe the majority of the time!
Are you going to trust the anonymous post of someone you
You don't know the poster, his/her ideals or goals, whether they are credible or not.

Seems like blind faith that could cost you in the long run.

Your anonymous and just showing one of the reasons
that SS is a horrible place to work. 
Ethics? On an anonymous forum? (sm)
It's too much to hope for wanting people to be ethical on an anonymous forum. Just take everything you read with a grain of salt and post what you know to be the truth whenever you see flagrant bull being posted by unscrupulous people. Unfortunately, that's about all you can do. People do unethical stuff all the time in business. Sad but true.
OSI allows only company email, keeps coworkers anonymous
and that stinks
So you can believe an anonymous person who is friends with the owner
when they say it isn't so, but you believe an anonymous poster who says they are losing the account?  If you have concerns call the company.  You've come here many times in the past and griped about this company.  You have the right to do so, but you're still with the company.   Could it be that they are one of the best companies out there, not perfect, but better than most? 
Name calling on an anonymous board? How cliche.


I use anonymous email. If I use a moniker it isn't my real name.
It's been like this on this website for a loooong time now! I've been posting anonymously for ages, so I don't know where you get the fact that you can't post anonymously anymore. The email I use is for this website only and doesn't even include my real name.

It's as anonymous as it gets without having a bunch of spam posts invade the boards.

I've liked it for a long time now and still like it. If you don't ... then, well, you know...
soooo, you are posting anonymous posts to your own
posts now??? How childish. Besides that, I did not see any copyright mark on the eye rolling thing, and I was not responding to YOU, but to someone else. I thought you were *bored* and had moved on. Apparently not because you always have to have the last word about anything. I guess that makes you feel that your are always right, as well as a people abuser. LOL.
I receive an anonymous email from someone that had a friend go to work for them and it was bad news.
Glad I passed it up. It sounded awful, no communication and no work etc..
not anonymous - I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear
I do work for them, it is hard not to trust anymore but yes, I do work for Keystrokes, I thought I made that clear. The other poster seemed cynical. I understand that. I love working for Keystrokes. it is an honest company. After all the other companies I have been with it is refreshing!
To the person who sent me the anonymous, rude email. FYI: I AM an MT and I post answers here to di
a true response is given, not supposition and rumor. I do not know why you find it take and ignorant (your words) that I answered that Keystrokes does not and will not send work overseas, but as an MT, that was very important for me to know and part of the decision I made to go to Keystrokes in the first place.

I will not be intimidated by anonymous emails and certainly will continue to post answers with facts when asked.

This board is for everyone in transcription, not just those who think they can control the threads, and I for one like to hear from others in the industry with different viewpoints.

It should not reflect poorly on KS as you said; quite the opposite, I will only post facts and as offshore is an important topic. If your opinion is different than mine, that is your choice, but to send a rude email anonymously with a threatening tone was obviously meant to intimidate me.
I can't tell you how often I've considered sending anonymous letters to hospitals/docs! nm
Rad report pay - sm
Wish I knew where you got $1.35 as a norm. The most I've ever been offered was $1.25 and that was for Meditech radiology, the pits. Care to share where you got this norm? TIA
KS rad report pay - sm
Recent interview I had stated $1.10 report, and $2.25 report for specials (interventional exams), but the rest of the pay scale didn't turn me on. They don't pay for each exam under the specials, ( no linking for angio/TPA/cath insertion, etc), figuring the $2.25 would cover it, but no way does that make up for the length of some of those exams. Wasn't my cup of tea.
Pay per report. sm
I worked there for a while.  Got $1.25 per report but the reports were very long and the platform horrible.  Wasn't worth it.
per report

I agree with the person who said if its plain films that are typed then go with per report price. 


pay per report
MedQuist pays per report for Radiology and uses Meditech.
Thanks - doing rad and by report
so not sure how that will work. Thanks!
WOW $3.50 report?

I want to work where YOU work!  That's the most I've heard.

Also, per report - sm
Per report pay is only as good as the platform, and only IF you get paid for links, like CT ABD/PELVIS being dictated as one report, but you get paid for two reports, etc. Platform and company policy has a lot to do with profitability being paid by report. Lots of things to consider.....
Their MTs need to report them to the IRS - nm

Pay per report
Can anyone tell me what the pay per report might be? They say each page is 42 lines and each report is approx 2 pages. Does anyone know the going rate per report? Or is there such a thing?
why would you take 1 h for a 4-5-min report...
even if it is difficult? Why not just send it to QA, get a 2nd set of ears, or something? That's just too long.
Does anyone actually report this
I also totally agree. I see this on here a lot but I am wondering if anyone has reported any of these companies. I know I did with one. Has anyone else done so?
Nothing will change if people don't take any action.
.75 per report
Yes and I asked what type of reports you would be typing?  she said it included MRIs, CTs, interventional radiology.  I do wish she was joking, what MT with 5 years of experience would transcribe radiology for .75/report?
Do all of the above and then report them to the IRS...
MDI-MD Anything new to report

Mixed reviews in the archives. Going from employee to IC and wondered if I should try. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Nothing that recent, so before I sent info to them, I thought I'd see how it is these days.


I just did a report--sm
with spaces 913/65=14.046 x .9=1.264

w/o spaces 765/55=13.745 x.9=1.237

That would be a .2 per report difference. If you did 100 reports per day it would be a $20 difference and a $200 difference in a 10 day pay period.

I do not think it evens out.
Alt H Anyone know how to go to end of report? sm
I'm wondering if there are Keystrokes to go to the end of the report on the Bayscribe player? Thanks!
If you report them to the IRS
do you have to give your name.  If you do, aren't you just screwing yourself out of a job?
Maybe if we report them...
There are some serious personality issues at TTS. Even though one of the owners no longer has continuous contact with the MTs, the people who do are simply clones of her with the same micromanaging, domineering, threatening behavior.

I found this on how the company could be punished for treating ICs as employees:

If it finds a company guilty of misclassifying its workers, the IRS might require the company to pay all back withholding taxes plus interest, even if the misclassified independent contractors have already paid their taxes. The IRS might also levy huge fines and press criminal charges against the company officials. Once the IRS moves in, it opens the doors for the other agencies to collect their due. If there's anything left, the misclassified independent contractors might collect, too. Misclassified independent contractors have successfully sued for unemployment insurance, stock options, overtime pay, retirement benefits, profit sharing, disability payments, workers' compensation and more, in so-called permatemps and related lawsuits.
Pay per report

I have worked in Rad doing pay per report.  I would not work for less than 1.25-1.50 per report.  Some companies (hospitals) will pay as high as 2.00 per report.I don't know any Rad. MT who would work for 75 cents per report.




Pay by report?
Are there many places left that pay this way?
How many lines are on a report? nm