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Are you required to work major holdays at KS. I know nature of biz to work them. Thanks for info. nm

Posted By: Thinking about applying at Keystrokes on 2007-12-05
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My company doesn't pay for ANY holdays if you don't work
Maybe is it for a particular account. I work M-F. You are required to work one weekend an month.
I work for them - no major complaints
Take the negatives with a grain of salt... they have been very fair with me and *never* miss a payperiod.

Shortage of work has been a MAJOR complaint....
with all 4 MTs that I know who work at MDI.  We are all trying to stay loyal to them, but it seems as though no one is listening and they just keep hiring!!  If you have work, you should be counting your blessings, but it is only fair to let those people seeking employment at MDI to know what a lot of us are experiencing. 
Are there any companies that don't work the major holidays? nm
I work for a major national and starting rate is no where near 9 cpl for acute care. (nm)
You will be required to work set hours.
You misunderstood. You are required to work
That is not a falsehood. It is true you have 24 hours to get the lines in but does that mean there will be lines there to get in during the day. E mails are constantly sent urging people, even using strong language for people to work Friday through Sunday and evenings, to skip soccer games and family activities to work because that is when the work is there. Please don't glaze things over by calling it a falsehood. They don't say they require anything but 1 weekend day and the rest of the time during the week BUT the contract also says they don't have to provide work to you at all at any time. It is stressed that as an MT you must s-t-r-e-t-c-h to make sure our jobs stay in this country. That means: in other words, they overhired, so get the lines in when you can and that better be nights and weekends,or whenever they e mail you to jump. Now call that a falsehood, and you will certainly be misinformed.
You are required to work your schedule, even

if you get your lines in.  OT is paid at the standard 1-1/2 times your rate, but you don't get OT for typing over 1200 lines a day, unless you do the lines outside your normal schedule.  If you are scheduled to work 9 to 5 whatever lines you do are at your line rate.  If you work before 9 or after 5 those lines will be paid at 1-1/2 times your rate, so if you make 10 cpl, then OT will be 15 cpl.  Also there is a shift differential.  I'm not sure the exact hours are per shift, but if you work anything other than first shift there is a differential. Third shift pays a higher differential than second.

They also pay for downtime, so if the servers are down or there is a lack of work (which we have been on OT for months), then you keep track of your time and they pay an hourly rate.  If you are a productive MT you would make more money typing, but at least it is something.  You aren't required to make up lines outside your shift either.

Required hours for IC work~~curious

I keep seeing ads where you are required to submit a schedule and work scheduled hours for IC positions.  Is this legal?  I thought that was an IRS requirement of independent contractors that you do your work on your own time.  Am I wrong?  It seems like the industry is headed in this direction.  Companies don't want to hire employees and don't want to pay taxes either..  I guess I can understand that, but I am not sure how they can get away with it.

Their website says wknd work is required. nm
How do you get your required lines if there was no work at DSG or Keystrokes. Is
that a problem with them if there is no work or what do you do.  Thanks!
And you are required to work 3 holidays per year, but you get extra pay for that. nm
Full-time MTs, what LD company do you use for work (if LD is required, of course) ?
I agree they have WAY over hired, but I am required to work my schedule..you got it made then!

You're wrong. You are not required to work one weedend day a week.
You aer required to work 3 holidays each year ... not sure about the quitting early thing. nm
Who here is required to type 1800 lines on a daily basis for FT work?
Oh, yeah, NOT fair to those TransTech MT's who are REQUIRED to work a certain # of hours per mont
on weekends!  Tell us how you managed to talk TT mgmt into that favor for you!   Oh, no, another TT fav !!!
Well, what do they do when people dont meet their required lines due to no work. Most ridiculous
thing I ever heard of.  Overhire and then I expect MTs are to work 24/7 to get in required lines.  Nothing like making a total fool out of people.  Hardly worth making minimum wage now is it.
What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.

Sorry.  What I mean is, to be paid for holidays, even if you dont work. Major holidays.

Info required
Has anyone worked for Integrity, Venice, Timothy Olyphant? How are the accounts and how is the pay? Any info will be appreaciated. Thanks.
They work with you to make sure you get the lines required or the amount of lines you want...
I have never had a problem getting more work
I don't have to travel anywhere to work, hence, no travel monies required from MDI.nm
If you're PT you're required to work

8 of your hours in one weekend day.  There's no extra pay for it though. 

As a whole.. nice people to work for, decent benefits but the get off/on the system, work/no work,
is maddening. I couldnt pay my bills or even work the schedule I was assigned. They would ask us not to work until work built up in the evenings and I specifically wanted to work days as I have kids etc. It just didnt work out for me but to each his own. It just seems there has to be a better balance in this business that what is happening.
Thanks for the info. P.S. - How's work? Do you

Anyone here work for TRX? Would appreciate any info! sm

I just finished a training session and have everything ready to begin transcribing.  I have searched the archives and did find some posts last year regarding TRX not paying a few ICs. 

Can anyone give me any info at all??  I would really appreciate it! TIA!

Anyone work for or have info on....

Digital Transcription Services, Precise Transcription, SuperScript Transcription.

Good companies to work for?  Do they pay on time?  Have enough work?  Just looking for info. 



Does anyone currently work for JLG or have any info? sm
I was told they now have their own platform.  Is it user friendly?  Having just tried the Medrite platform and watched my line count plummet from 300 lph to 150 lph, I am naturally a bit leery about new platforms now.   Is the pay on time?   Any idea as to how much the cost of their insurance for a single plan?  Any information would be appreciated.  
Does anyone work for OSI? Would appreciate some info.

Are they a good company to work for?  Do you get paid on time?  Is there a shortage of work?  Any information would be helpful.  thank you.

I don't work for them, but can give some info

I interviewed with them several months ago.  For level 3 acute care, I was offered 10 cpl for IC, 11 cpl over a certain number of lines per week.  For IC, line requirement was 1000 lines per week and seemed that they would be very flexible.  Use your own computer if IC.

I was also offered 8.5 cpl for employee status (with incentives depending on lines per hour worked).  I think they required 20 hours per week and have to keep an average of at least 150 lines per hour (it sounded like they had a time clock system).  They provide the computer if employee status. 

Everyone I spoke to was very nice, especially the recruiter.  I turned the offer down due to reasons not relating to the company in particular.  They did tell me that they had a lot of ESL (the test consisted of all ESL), but I don't know if this would apply to ER.  Hope this helps.     

Anyone work for Spheris? Would appreciate any info

You can email me if you would like.  Thanks.

Any info on ExecuScribe and how they are to work for
Would appreciate any info from current, former employees of ExecuScribe. Can E-mail directly also if you wish.  JMD...
I work for MDI - what kind of info are
you wanting?
Does anyone work for ScribeRight? Any info? no msg


But....who do you work for? Or did you not want to divulge that info?
Sounds like a good deal, but you didn't mention for whom you work. Not sure if that was intentional or you just forgot (I spazz and forget stuff all the time so just double-checking, in case you intended to name them).

already did that and mostly info about pay and lack of work
Can't find any info on JLG. Anybody here work there? NM
Anyone work for Transform? Any info you
I did speak with my manager. Work was promised. No work there when I needed to work.
I see the reports everyday too, but when I get work it is of bad quality, then there is no work unless I work diffrent shifts. Thank you.
Does anyone work for InHealth in Atlanta, or have any info about
Probity? Anyone work for them? Any info appreciated nm
Anybody work for or have info on Opti-Script out of PA?

Does anyone work or have any info on Eightcrossings? Please e-mail me.nm
How is Wedmedx to work for and pay rate?? Thanks for info

Just curious..

I don't work there but info that I have received includes ... SM

I don't know if they have clinic work.  However, if you are an experienced MT, I would think that they would hire you even if you don't do ops.  They use Doc-Q-Scribe (sp?) for at least one of their big hospital accounts out of Atlanta.  They offer benefits, but I have heard that the health insurance is very expensive.  I would imagine that they are hiring. 

I used to work for the owner years ago when she had another service, and she had the same right-hand man (er, lady LOL) as she does now.  They were always very good to me, and I really wish I still worked for her though I have a good job now somewhere else. 

Good luck, and I hope this helps somewhat. Post back and let us know how it goes. 

Execuscribe...any current info about them? Anyone work as an IC for them?
I hear pay is low...?
Anyone work for SmartDoc. Any info on this company would be
greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
Any info on DSG where I have applied as far as availability of work, etc. nm
Does anyone currently work for MedGarde? Do you like it? Any info appreciated!