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Posted By: sm on 2009-07-02
In Reply to: Thank goodness - TT came through as always

how much work you have when all the employees come back from vacation.

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There was an ad a month or 2 back
but it's been a while since I've seen one.  They have, however, hired recently. 
This was a job posted about a month back
at least the ones who posted here the testing was tedious and the dictator horrible.  I also applied a month ago and never heard anything back.  Fortunately I had only wasted a half hour of my valuable time and then to not have heard anything at all back even to say you failed, I just think that is in poor taste.  Even if you don't want to hire me at least say so, but to have someone test and then not respond to e-mails is just not professional in my book and also not worth 11 cpl.  Imagine what that would be like working for that company with poor communication from the start.  I'd look elsewhere.   
Less than a month. You will get it back, just takes some time coming
I was told several new accts are coming on this month and also next month, so
I'm not worrying.
Pay period goes from 1st of the month to the 15th, then 16th to the end of the month. sm

So, I guess you could maybe get by with less than 1000 a day, although the incentive tier would make it worth your while to do a bit more.  I am using ExText, and yes, I find it easy to use, but then I used it for a year with another company.  I think their other platform is Mongoose, and I know nothing about that, so really cannot say.

Yes, they are hiring now.  In fact, there is a $500 sign-on bonus.  I think it is all just acute care.  I'm sure they would love to have someone with your experience.  Rhonda Durham is the recruiter.  I am sure she could answer any of your questions.  I am happy to help too, if I can, but I am relatively new.  The account I am working on is mostly psych, it seems, and I am loving it.

Another nice thing, their benefits start after 60 days, not 90 like most.

Good luck to you.

TransHealth starts 1st day of month after month SM
you start, BC/BS, good rate on single, don't know about family premium.
Last month was slow on my account..but this month (sm)
we've been swamped...
The new insurance is very reasonable. I pay $200/month and they pay $200/month. sm
Unfortunately, I have had to use it a lot since it changed and I am very happy. They have covered everything.

The insurance is actually $80 cheaper per month than I paid at the local hospital, which is a large employer.

I worked in QA for Transcending back in 2000-2001. They were paying hourly back then. SM

The accounts weren't too horribly bad.  The reason I ended up leaving was because slowly but surely they began to inch closer and closer to paying QA by production.  When I first started, the quota was something like 30 reports a day.   We simply had to make sure that we QA'd all reports that were close to being out of TAT first and then do the rest.  Then, my supervisor left and they hired a new one who immediately called a big teleconference meeting and said we had to up production to 60 reports a day.  Then, they started counting lines.  Which was fine because they were still paying hourly.

Next, there was an MT who used VR software because she was blind - yes blind.  Again, when I first started, I was told we had to edit her entire reports because she used the VR software and we had to make sure that everything was correct and made sense.  Then, we are told only check the blanks.  I wasn't comfortable with that and I continued to completely proof every word.  Then I was called on the carpet not because I wasn't meeting the production quota, but because I was ONLY meeting the production quota.  I told them I was proofing all of the MT's work that used VR, I was told that no one ever told me to proof every word of the VR reports and that I needed to fill in blanks and move on.  When I voiced my concerns, I was told that was my job, to fill in blanks and I should move on and strive to product above the standards.  Next thing you know, rumors abounded about changing the QA staff to being paid on production.  So I left. 

There just seemed to me to be too little concern for quality and more emphasis on quantity and I just didn't want to be part of company who would take money out of my pocket just to line their own and that's what they were doing by putting QA on production.  I also am not comfortable with the job of QA being thought of as a blank filler.  There is much more to the QA profession than just simply filling in blanks. 

I don't know if Transcend ever did start paying QA by production, but I could see that the idea was being floated there.  Maybe there was a enough protest that they didn't change from hourly. 

Good luck to you!

Phoenix Medcom- Another apply a few months back, ask to take a test and never heard back??
I applied a month or two ago, received an email from someone asking if I would take a test and said she was getting ready to go on vacation for a week, so I hurried and immediately and told her I'd love to take the test. I never heard back. I waiting thinking she went on vacation and would contact me when she got back to do the test but nothing...very strange..Just wondered if this happened to anyone else.
Has everyone heard back from Keystrokes yet regarding the email we received a while back?
Just wandering why I haven't heard any response yet.
I sent them an email back in August and never heard back sm
Is this company on Long Island? I checked out their website and even tried calling once. Were you successful in contacting them? All i know is that the company is owned by some doctors.

Hopefully, you will hear back. Unfortunately, I immediately heard back from MD-IT
but somehow with over 16 years of experience, I blew the test.  I was soooo disappoionted and yet pretty stunned.  I am by no means perfect but I haven't flunked a test in years.  I expected it in my early years but not this far down the road. I was so confident and they will not tell you which part you did not pass and why so it really just blew my mind.  I must have been in shock for like two hours after I got the email. Oh well, someone will want me....hopefully.  I was thinking about OSi but I don't think I could take another rejection if I never heard back. 
I had the same thing happen, went back to MQ, went back to KS and could not be sm

happier.  I am on a different account then the first time and it is as if it is a different company.  I have a great lead who leaves us alone most of the time but is there when I need her.  It showed me that you can have a different experience within the same company.

I have to say that in the few weeks since they have the new office, it is much more organized probably because there are a lot of people there all the time.  I had the pleasure of speaking to the new HR manager who was HR at a hospital, got my questions answered about insurance as I am going to full time and had a live voice pick up the phone.

Not all change is bad.  This is one company that has changed for the better. 

I was reading about the back up help. I would like also to have some back up work.
I am not getting anywhere near 12,000 lines this go around.  My goal is 12,000 lines each pay period.
Back away from the hoops!! Back away!
I worked for them about 6 months - same mess to get hired - FBI check is right! It was unreal. I was so excited, though - they promised me the moon, and I really thought I had found my new home after centuries with that other company who shall not be named.  What a disappointment, to say the least. All around horrible experience, and I would NEVER recommend them. Certainly they were not worth the hoops at all. Total waste of effort.
$$ per month

I am trying to compare nationals versus working at a hospital.  Please respond if you have time. 

For all of you working for a national, what do average making per month?  How many hours per day?  Do you work for one doctor, a clinic, or a hospital? 

I, personally, would like to make $2500 to $3000 per month but don't.  Is that unrealistic?  Currently, I only average around $1800 and this is with no benefits; I have flexibility but no benefits. 

What transcripton platform do you guys find to be the most productive for you?

I realize you can't have everything, but you do have to live; also, I am trying to stay home because of my son, i.e., taking him to school, being there for school functions, sport's activities, etc. 

$$ per month
I make around 5-6K per month and have done so for 4 years running. I work around 45 hours a week with rotating accounts. I do get a high line rate of 12.5 per 65-character line.
A MONTH! What do they tell you when you
call or email them? I'm not waiting a month. I was hoping to get started this week as it is a new pay period and all. Wow. Good luck to you.
about a month
Exactly - that's why every month...sm
when they post the anniversaries there are plenty of employees with the company with 1-27 year anniversaries. 
In my second month with MW on EXT..sm
I have had very few issues. For the most part the sound quality is good. A couple bad docs but that is par for the course for a facility that size. Several ESL but some of them are better than the English-speaking I have done in past! I have had no issues making lines if I stay on-task **grin** I am happy I went with them. Hope this helps.....
Been there almost a month now -sm
I don't mind it at all. It didn't take me long to get used to everything. I did get paid and I think fairly. I check my line counts in my own way and I've found them to be perfectly accurate.

Every job is going to have difficult dictators. You know what they say, there's one in every crowd (okay maybe with doctors, there's more than one), but you'll have that anywhere.

They're extremely professional and treat you the same. I agree with the other poster, don't expect anybody to hold your hand there. So if you can stand on your own 2 feet, go for it.
P.S. I pay about $200/month

for two people and this is the highest end insurance (BC/BS PPO) through my hospital.   

I was with them for about a month and during that month
I had maybe one week of work. The rest I was out. Pay was so so. QA was a little strange about fixing things that were not wrong to begin with (changing six weeks to six week when it should have stayed weeks). I am still puzzling over that one. Anyway, more often than not, QA was wrong, but you could not tell them that.
it's the 1st of the month after your - sm
90 days are up.   So if you got hired Feb 15 then your insurance would kick in on June 1
Just in the last month
there was a post here about someone not being paid. My experience is from a couple of years ago, but in the two years since, I've seen posts here from time to time from people complaining about not being paid. Search the posts from the last month...you'll see someone just complaining about not being paid by them.
$26/month -- nm
I got one of those too a month ago or so
I believe this is from the same joint that is recruiting for the sQuid. I was tempted to look into it at the time but I had heard that the health insurance benefits offered by *S* had gone down the crapper. If you're interested, I'm sure you have nothing to lose. It would be nice if you could get job details without having to spend hours on testing first.
Was she AC for only a month or somebody else?
last month it was

Transtech was the greatest. This month's featured flavor -- Keystrokes. I am getting whiplash watching the stampede from place to place.


Been there just over a month
and I LOVE it. My production has doubled from that of my old job (I am now doing at least 2500 lines a shift). The pay is always on time and is direct deposited. I have a great ER account and always have tons of work. They did get a ton of new accounts recently, and that is why the have been hiring lots. I would recommend them to anyone.
I pay less than $200 a month
Hospital employee status through Diskriter. Different plans with different rates are available (depending on which hospital), but I have the most expensive choice available from my hospital(PPO).
that would be *A* month. sorry
RC-pay is once a month
Pay is once a month.
They had an ad about a month ago I believe.
5 cpl at Medquist as a new MT grad - so people say! 
No. They have until the end of the month.
pay is once a month
$13,500 a month. nm
13,500 A MONTH? (SM)
Can you please share how many hours you put in to make this much? Where do you work?
14,500 a month....nm
once a month pay
I'm afraid I don't trust employers that only pay once a month. That tells me they have to get paid before they can pay their employees. That's never a good sign.
I was there 1 month...sm
...and still on QA @ 7 cpl...I have 20+ years experience.  You will starve working for these people.
A month WOW! nm
I will be 54 this month....so are we the sm
same vintage??? LOL

I know you are not painting them all the same but it is a problem the way the MT field has become. I think there is a bigger market for experienced MTs and there will be in this country in the future. With all the jobs going to India, the ones that are left are going to be the ones that will be picky and hire us.

These MTs don't realize they are burning their bridges and are going to be out on their butts and its going to be their own faults.

Email me if you like.
I will be 54 this month....so are we the sm
same vintage??? LOL

I know you are not painting them all the same but it is a problem the way the MT field has become. I think there is a bigger market for experienced MTs and there will be in this country in the future. With all the jobs going to India, the ones that are left are going to be the ones that will be picky and hire us.

These MTs don't realize they are burning their bridges and are going to be out on their butts and its going to be their own faults.

Email me if you like.
me too, more like 5K a month. nm
I pay $45 per month for
It's truly unlimited - have never been billed one cent more in the 1-1/2 years I've had it, and have used up to 15,000 minutes a month. Plus it's an analog line so even if your power goes out, you still have phone service (I keep an old-fashioned princess phone handy so I can plug it directly into the wall, rather than use my remote phone which, of course, requires electricity!) And analog is a much more stable than voip so there are no annoying disconnects.

I see that nowadays it's called the All Distance package (unlimited local and long distance) and they're advertising $40 per month. Hope this helped.
at least twice a month we are getting accounts that use to be done by MQ sm
I know this because when they post accounts they say MQ had it. MQ is definitely losing accounts. I just don't understand if you don't get work and don't want to leave MQ why not get an additional job?
I was with them about a month. I could not stand the
account they had me on and they got pretty rude about it.
I was hired 1 month ago at 10.75 cpl. Yes they do pay 10 cpl or above. nm