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Better companies out there. Lot of acct jumping. Low pay. nm

Posted By: lily on 2006-05-30
In Reply to: IInfo on Amphion - txmt

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companies with easy acct. specs.
Am I asking for the moon, are there any companies that have accounts with account specifics that are easily memorized and followed?  I recently signed up with a respectable, well-liked service, but the acct. specs. are a nightmare.  In the past, I've worked with accounts that were pretty straightforward as far as specs.  Guess I shouldn't have switched companies. 
I lost an acct with MQ, called the hospital and they told me who had the acct. I chose not to go wi
Older posts about them have the MTs bouncing from acct to acct and not being able to make
My acct mgr sent an update this morning stating a large acct sm
starting next week; another in 2 more weeks; another in early October; and another in November. This is just a normal end of summer / holiday slowdown. I'm sure other posters on this board are also out of work due to the same circumstances.
Give it a whirl. I WAS on that same acct, same pay. Asked and got put on an acct just as bad, so I
How was your acct at Amphion? I have a HORRIBLE acct...

I am new to Amphion and have this account that has a lot of account specifics, no automatic ADT (which means I have to search for the names, etc) which is not a problem for me, but there is one dictator who is ALWAYS awful, and I have been getting him back to back to back my first week with Amphion.  Did you find that you basically only had 1 or 2 dictators while there or did you have more?  Of course, I would not mind doing him occasionally but can't do this all day.  I will never be able to make any money, especially at the line rate that I am being paid.  I have 2 children of my own and 3 of my sister's children in my care.  I cannot afford to do this everyday and don't know what to do.  I work as an IC for another company making 9 cents a line, which is much more than Amphion, but really wanted employee status so was willing to make a little less, but I am afraid it is not going to work.  I do not want to have to find yet another company and start all over with them to only find out that they suck too.  Any suggestions?

Thanks. I definitely will. I just don't want to be jumping the gun.
But the posts are also right about getting or not getting riled up. No sense on coming here and worrying. Might easily just worry at home quietly. :)
I think we did stop a few, but on the whole, they are jumping at it!
and I'm saying get facts before jumping, so what?
slow down, be smart, line something up in case and research the issue.

crap happends sometimes, sometimes not. make and educated decision.

and I'm saying get facts before jumping, so what?
slow down, be smart, line something up in case and research the issue. Things happends sometimes, sometimes not. make and educated decision. That is what I would do. you would up and quit. No problem.
Jumping up and down on my soapbox

Yes, doesn't it give you a warm and fuzzy feeling to see exactly how much our government protects its citizens. NOT!

Not only us MTs, but hundreds of other jobs have been outsourced so that CEOs and other parasites can make big profits even though the quality of service has taken a nosedive.  Anybody try to talk to people from Dell Computer, for example? I just say I can't understand a word you are saying and call me back when you find sonebody who can speak English. 

jumping jobs
Let me guess - you're trying to leave MQ? Look at the number of MTs they have now and the number they had a few years ago. That shows you that most MTs that left are not going back and are happy where they are. If you have an offer from a reputable company that has been around for a while I'd take it, jump in with both feet, and not look back. From your post it sounds like you have more to fear from your present situation than this unknown. There will be some adjustment as you get used to a new platform and new dictators and there will probably be times when you wish you hadn't changed, but just remember that once you were new at your current company and probably felt the same way before you got used to it. Pretty soon it will all be second nature again.
Jumping ship
I agree with you on the panic thing, just went to VR about 2 months ago and it is definitely not what was presented to me. I am looking into LPN courses, a year and a half, will make better money than I am now, and keep doing VR on the side. The VR money would qualify for pocket money for sure.
No jumping through hoops for me.

Hi PAM: 

Upon reading your post, my first thought was that is a very cynical way to look at our industry, but then I got to thinking about my paycheck for my present company and how little I make for how hard I work.  Then something clicked in my brain and now I totally agree with you.  You are right -- we are slave labor for the MTSO's who probably make tons of money from our hard work.  Well I am about retirment age and probably will not be working that much more.  I have warned people against this job.  You can no longer make a decent living as an MT and that is a fact.  fortunately for me, I have other sources for paying my bills.  Otherwise I am sure I would have been homeless a long time ago.   Someday there will be no good MT's around and then who will do their work?  Oh I am sure they will find somebody, not necessarily good quality and maybe not a dedicated worker with bad attitude, but that is probably what these companies deserve after all. 


Call me totally disillusioned with being an MT.    

Same here, another day spent jumping from one..sm
account to another trying to get my lines.  My primary does not have enough crumbs to keep a mouse alive!  I keep on keeping on but am actively looking for another job now. 
Not flaming you, but where would you ship to? Might be jumping
Congress is jumping in (finally)
Claiming the FDA has been slow to act on this CRISIS!

People criticize activists like PETA all the time, but they have been warning about this issue for a long time.

Apparently people only start to pay attention to (activists) when an issue hits home...
From what Ive heard with everyone jumping ship
there of late, they must need MTs pretty badly. Don't ya think its time for them to regroup and make some changes for the better?
Thinking about jumping ship

MQ is making some poor decisions and I am debating whether to stay on for the ride and see if things are better once it is bought out, or just go somewhere else.  I was looking at Diskriter...does anybody have any experience with this company, and if so I would love some opinions on it.  TIA!!

Spheris interview, not jumping up and down

Just had an interview with Spheris. I currently work for MQ, so am naturally looking at what other options are out there currently. I've read some of the posts on Spheris and I have to say a few things stike me a little funny. I guess you know a recruiter is good at her job if she is good at working her way around the questions instead of answering the questions! I asked about work flow and running out of work. She basically didn't say the work flow runs low but it's not that it NEVER happens and that there is no downtime pay for lack of work. Sort of evasive if posts stating running out of work is a problem anymore. I wanted to know the line rates, high/low anything, and she said she could not give me that information!! Ok, you want me to consider you as an employer without all the info but you want me to fess up anything? Why is this a big secret? The wage that low that they have to try to sucker you in before they will tell you it sucks? If you think you might try to start me at 6 cents/line let me know, we can save a lot of time! She wants to start me on a clinic account because I havn't done operative reports. So lets waste all your other acute care experience? I'd rather hoped to be moving forward in my experience base than moving backward. On top of that, you can't even be considered for any changes for 6 months! If you hire on part time, you can't go full time for 6 months either. Many downfalls it would seem.

I've had a couple other interviews in the past few weeks. The outlook just doesn't seem very appealing.Why is it there is no medical Transcriptionist labor union and/or why one can't be started? I would think it would help stop a lot of mistreatment and outsourcing and protect our interests as we need someone to help out in this department since we are all home, alone.

I'm not planning on jumping ship, either. sm
The stress of changing companies is far too much for me that the stress of working more to pay the added cost. Less strain on the nerves to stay and just put in some extra time.
I don't plan on jumping ship

I've been there long enough to know that there are ups and downs in work and it happens all over. VR is not bad, could be better, but I like it.

I'd rather be out of work for a week or two than 4 months like I was with my local hospital. There may be better jobs out there but I'm not looking.

FYI: I'm basically sole provider for us, too. It gets tough at times but I try to roll with the punches.

where i live, everybody is jumping in front of
trains right and left, at an average of about 1-2 per day. that sure tells you where our heads are at in this country, huh? at least here, they cover you up afterward and dont go publishing the gory details. but maybe if we all hadnt been so screwed these past few years, it wouldnt be coming down to this.

and now the commuter trains are always late.
jumping in front of trains
and now the commuter trains are always late.

you are hilarious! i nearly choked on my coffee when i read this!
If by flex, you mean jumping through hoops,
yes, I flex.  I wouldn't have any work otherwise.  It is all on their terms if I want to get a paycheck. 
Yes! Working for CyMed and quite happy. No jumping
from account to account.  The rare times I run out of work, there is other work available, but that's the only account jumping.  Platform wonderful! People great! Tech support fantastic!  I made more money years ago, but I have found that is a universal problem with MTing.  Overall, I'm very pleased. 
Going from MQ at this point in time to Spheris is like jumping from the sm
frying pain into the fire.  Don't go there!!!!!!!
With everyone jumping ship to work for TransTech

jumping boards making trouble now?
get off before I tell the moderator on you LOL
I know, but it's hard to leave. I'm afraid of jumping
out of the frying pan and into the fire.
You are very fortunate. As I say, my days of jumping are over. I agree with you 100% but some
people need to do that to keep their jobs or good standing.  I am at a point now I dont need to do that but if you think companies dont love that you are wrong.  They love the MTs that marry their jobs, work holidays, work weekends, work on a second notice, jump into backup accounts that you dont know to help out bla bla.  They love it.
Just wondering if people are jumping in to work extra sm
since it is the last pay period before Christmas? Just a thought.
I agree... is it worth panic and jumping ship?
From what I hear since around Christmas, different MT companies reported increase on open enrollment. This is why I got the job with TT. Now, I find that the rates have gone up and my husband does not have a job which offers insurance, so I have to provide it for the family. I just left a company where I worked pretty much for the insurance and had maybe 900 bucks left over for the month take home. TT's insurance rates are still lower than that was and they went up.
So, I say to myself today, is it worth the panic, stress, and jitters I am having today? How do I know if I go somewhere else it will be as good a company with the opportunity to make better money than anywhere I have been aside from a hospital. Even hospitals are not offering insurance they are taking per diem, if at all, probably IC etc. so they don't have to pay benefits.
I have been thinking about it all since yesterday. I decided I am going to have a mantra today to myself and I will say, hang in there to myself all day. I have resolved not to jump ship at all. This company does give us the ability to make more money, and I will work more time to make up for the difference in insurance costs because I know I can here. They have the work, they pay fair, and they give me the confidence to do so. Anywhere else well, fire to frying pan, you know.
So, I wish everyone luck and if you are stressed today you are not alone. I am making sure for myself and our security in my home, that I will not allow myself to make any rash decisions. Thanks for listening. And hang in there.
Quit jumping on people who make that statement. Doubt she is
uh, and you did a little throat jumping yourself there - mail-order bride? broom closed?
VA acct w/ops 9. NM
It is probably true because it is a radiology account.

which acct
which account are you currently working on, or you would say is a bad one. Thanks
What acct
What acct do you work on? If you are on BeyondTxt T mode there is no work. I don't know how you girls who need benefits are paying for them.
Thanks for replying. The problem is I did have my own account and they decided not to pay me for over a month and because I said something about not being paid they took offense. SO what can you do. Its a win-lose situation. Now I just have to hope that the check clears!
KS Onc acct
If you are working on the KS onc acct please email me.
FN New acct
Are we talking about the new acct with the 1 million lines?.  What a joke.  I'm lucky to do 500 lines a day and that is only by working on 3 different accts.  And I found out the new acct will be going to VR, which I don't do.  I'm a transcriptionist, not an editor.
KS acct

Do you know which acct you would be working on?

If it were your acct, you would already know.
They don't keep it a secret. One of mine, large hospital on the East Coast, is leaving today. I've known for at least a month. They chose not to renew their contract with us. It happens.
.06 OB acct
I felt the same way, ladies. In fact, I recently went from a .0725 (knocked down from 0.825) GROSS LINE ACCT to a .06 transcription rate acct with HORRIFIC docs - worst I've had since starting ne.arly 23 years ago. I was offered VR (with even worse docs, so basically re-typing it ALL) for .02 cpl.

I guess you can understand why I'm on the job hunt
Is this a rad acct and do they have openings? (nm)
I loved that acct too....
Typical M-Q then one day it just vanished.
my acct has about 80-90% ESLs
my back up account is worse. 
That seems like it could be true, my acct is So Cal
and most of the patients are not Caucasian or are ethnic (is that PC?), as well as the dictators.
Same here, about 40-50 regular drs on my acct, with
probably 10 of them being so awful, I can hardly attempt them. I'm happy to say that some I hated at first are now ones I enjoy, so hopefully I will keep finding that to be the case. Others though, UGH!
No, DRC is not really "atrocious acct" but... sm
It is NOT easy stuff... My experience has been lots of cutting-edge oncology in all specialties. If you don't know your stuff you'll be researching more than typing. Very few ESLs and, yes, the platform is Word-based, and, no, no need to be a computer wiz--tech support is great at DRC and so is QA support.