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But if that is the type of dictator that you will be doing, isn't it best for both of you sm

Posted By: LTMT on 2009-04-16
In Reply to: Is it fair to use ESLs on testing - Fingers

to know how you will do?  If you can't do whatever kind of awful dictation they have, then they need to know.  AND, most importantly, if that's the kind of dictation you would be facing every day, then YOU need to know so you can say no, thank you.   I know if I tested and had Mr Dream Doc for the test and then started working for the company and had Mr Devil Dictator every day, I'd feel like they did a bait and switch.

Just my opinion.  Good luck! 

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I had a dictator like that once. (sm)

At first, I found it to be very irritating, but then I started to feel sorry for the guy.

Then, a couple months ago, I had a ministroke and now have intermittent difficulty with, not so much stuttering, but stammering/stuttering sometimes when I speak, as if the connection has broken somewhere between my brain and my mouth.

It happened to me recently when I was on the phone with someone from my doctor's office, and I started crying because I was so embarrassed and frustrated.

In something as important as dictating a patient's medical record, I think someone should gently bring this to the doc's attention, though maybe it embarrasses him as much as it embarrasses me.

On the other hand, with some USA companies outsourcing American work to foreign countries, obviously somewhere along the line, somebody stopped caring about accuracy (and confidentiality and HIPAA laws, etc.), IMHO.

AND UNFORTUNATELY NOT AN 800 NUMBER FOR DIAL IN TO GET THE DICTATIONS. Hospital will not invest the money to make the wave files available either. I just read this posting. I didn't see the others that were posting bad things about me until tonight. Some people just don't accept that you need excellent skills to make top money. Nothing comes easy. Thus my offer to pay more just to get this guy done. Thank you for all of your help. Karen
Not necessarily-if you get a bad dictator -- sm

your production is hurt whether you are experienced or not.  Fast production not only depends on the MT's ability but the quality of the dictator and how fast or slow they speak or how clear the speak.

A person with more experience will leave far less blanks but will still be limited on how fast she/he is.  Thus they deserve to be paid more than 7 cpl.

SR is not the problem, the dictator is
The problem is not with the product (SR) but with the person using it. You can't just install the program, start dictating, and see perfection appear on the screen. There's a lot involved with the training process, which never ends. It's really no different than building up an expansion program. The more time and effort you put into make entries, the better your line count will ultimately be.

I also work with SR every day, but I use the product instead of the keyboard. Previously, with the use of an expansion program, I had to kill myself to hit 1800 lines in a 9-hour day. Now, I can whip out at least 3000 lines in an 8-hour day (6-1/2 to 7 hours of dictating and about an hour of proofing). Any mistakes which I do have are my fault ... I did not articulate/enunciate correctly.

SR was once a product I wanted to use, 'cause I thought it would make this work more enjoyable. Now, it's a necessity. More than 30 years of MT has led to repetitive stress injuries (bilateral CTS and right cubital tunnel syndrome).

Sometimes I wish there were MTs who lived close to me, 'cause I would invite them over so they could see how well SR works, when it's been trained correctly.
Yes, very serious; however, 700 lph is not the norm every day. It just depends on the dictator. Th
Sometimes the reports are 98% accurate and sometimes, depending on the dictator, they are 90% accurate. As you know in this field, it depends on the day and dictator. The daily average, after all is said and done, is about 600 lph, 700 is on the very high end and not a consistent average every day.
Will the dictator change? Could end up being a foreigner (sm)
talking over that incessant sound of running water I always hear in path reports.  I wouldn't do it.
I truly think that if every doctor or dictator had to spend
was forced to listen to themselves for a period of time...say an hour or two, I would almost bet the farm that a lot of mumblemouths, yawners, eaters, and people who dictate in the bathroom while they are flushing would change their habits radically. Or sending their dictation EXACTLY the way they say it...um...uh...uh...ummmm........hmmmm.........dead air....You know the ones.

No one will ever convince me differently. LOL. IN a perfect world maybe. in the MT world??? Not!!!
Thanks for that info! No way am I muddling through a dictator like that
As I said, it is going to depend on the dictator's style.
My doctors dictate a lot of lines like:


ALLERGIES: No known drug allergies.

That is why I was saying it would be good if you have a lot of short lines. It also would depend on the page format. With the page format we use, each line is approximately 65 characters, so if the doctor dictated a lot in paragraph form versus the short lines, then it would indeed be a paycut. All I was suggesting was that you really can't judge the pay rate as there are so many variables that go into it. It ould be decent pay with the right conditions. As I said, with just the one report, I would have made $3 more. Times that by the 20 reports I do a day and that is a huge difference.

I agree though about the software. Not going to take the chance of buying expensive software only to find out that the job isn't going to work out in the end a month or two down the road.
Everytime I start this dictator she has a mouthful
of gum, candy, ?? swishing around in her mouth. How rude can you get? Even if she is not sucking, chewing or whatever she is rolling that crap around in her mouth and then there is this physician who cannot pronounce her medical terms and yet she seems like she needs to snort something back every sentence. Just gross!!
YES! I will get numerous reports from the same ugly dictator

8 times in one night -- these H&P's being 6 plus hours old, and each dictated with plenty of time in between, my knowing that there were other dictators dictating in between his -- so know that they have been holding them for me after the day shift gets off. They don't delay H&P's getting out for this many hours, so it is so very obvious what is taking place. I don't like companies manipulating the system for their favorites.

I absolutely despise this practice by a company.

You're assuming this is a sweetheart dictator ... sm

With a good dictator that knows what he/she wants to say and says it, without all the ...uh....ah....mmmm.....ah.....ugh, ad nauseum... rudely shuffles papers while you're waiting for the next sound ... without the courtesy of shutting the machine off while they steal even more of your time....yes, without all this inconsiderate behavior on the part of dictators...the above equation would probably be correct.

I agree that the dictator on the 1st test file...
is difficult to hear in places.  I'm going to try and re-record it in WavePad to see if I can't boost up the audio a bit.  I could hear the 2nd and 3rd files much better.  I've still got to proof my files and then will send them in.
I find it varies widely by dictator
Caveat up front: I've only been on VR less than 6 months. More experienced MT editors might have a completely different VR experience.

That said, I notice the big factors in how many LPH I can do with it are (1) how long the dictating provider has been using the VR system and how many times s/he's been through readaptation, (2) whether the dictator is ESL. The software so far seems to favor native speakers over ESL's; it 'gets' the native speaker's speech pattern faster.

I am looking for quality, myself. The temptation to 'skim' is there with this kind of work, but I'm too afraid I'll make critical errors that way.

If I have a good dictator who's been readapted a few times, I can get by with little editing and average 400 lph. Most of the editing I do in that capacity is formatting, and a few good ShortHand entries can make a world of difference in speeding that up. I'd say definitely visit the Community page Training tab if you haven't already.

With a new and/or ESL dictator, though, I admit it: It's faster for me to straight-type it. So I do, because I can get between 300 and 350 lph that way. Editing might easily drop me down to that 200 lph ceiling you're struggling with. I don't know if that will always be so, or if, as I get more used to the rhythm of editing, it will become second nature and go faster. But right now, if the report's bad enough I simply transcribe it.

Again, just my experience so far.
We worked out of a pool, and when a report came up from a cruddy dictator (sm)
they would hit "1" and send it back to the pool so the next Transcriptionist would get it.  It was so obvious, as soon as you went on in the morning the first few reports you got would be from the most God-awful ESLs and you can see that they were dictated the previous day, but then all of a sudden you start getting jobs that were dictated just an hour before.   
Yes, if gross line count and easy dictator
to start with.
6 cents a line for surgical reports for an ESL dictator? Are you NUTS??

I'm just absolutely appalled and disgusted...

Webmedx watches every min you type or don't type.
I personally didn't like logging off to go to the bathroom or get a drink or whatever. Drove me nuts. They were too regimented for me. Not sure if you are aware they do that. Part of working at home is the flexibility and they just weren't. Good Luck
All Type
Would you please share what you love about working there? Enough work, flexible schedule, good people to work with, fair pay scale??? Would like to hear more specifics, if possible. Thank you.
Can you type?
You did not capatalize the first letter in a sentence and did not put an "s" on a word that needed it.
wow, you type?
If I were you, I guess I would love any company that would hire me with that spelling, grammar, and punctuation!
so you get 2 cpl if you type ....
16000 lines plus quarterly bonuses?  Do you have to meet 99% accuracy and have you been able to get the 2 cpl ever? The reason I am asking, lots of rumors that quaterly bonus will be cut, I don't think so, just think they are going to give extra incentive for accuracy, but will be difficult to get. (like spheris)
i type on both....
my favorite is Extext. Fast program in word-based platform.
USA type
Please give info on this company . TIA
The absolute worst....don't go there!!
Do your best to type everything you sm
can understand, and blank the rest. We are transcriptionists not interpreters. If they are going to live and work in the US, they need to learn how to speak our language correctly (although some do a better job than some US docs). They have no trouble with dollars and cents, or with the universal salute (which is what I think of all of it and globalism)
Can anybody tell me what type of
software you use for you line counting when billing for doing a private acct? I am so confused. Thanks. I would appreciate it so much.
and I cannot type
sorry, should have been directories
All Type
A friend of mine has worked for them for years.  From what she says they are an honest reliable company and she enjoys working for them.
All Type

I have heard, from a friend who works at All Type, that it is a good company.  They have a lot of accounts but mainly ESL dictators.  Some accounts have so many rules it is hard to keep track of them all, i.e., certain dictators use this form and then others use that form, etc., etc.  Also, they off-shore work, they will tell you if you ask but it is not something that they voluntarily reveal. 


I did a search for Probity: 

Probity Medical Transcription
3719 Falkstone Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 732-5302


Probity lists membership in both MTIA and AAMT. I do not see any information relative to how long they have been in business, which is something I always want to know before signing up.   



Does anyone have any current information about All-Type?  Thanks.
Could anyone give info about All-Type?
Does anyone have current information about All-Type?
All Type is looking for QA, too. nm
TRS vs All Type
I'm hoping to find help in deciding which company to switch to - All Type or Transcription Relief.  Can't find archives on either here.  Wondering about ESL percentage, pay, etc.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks
All Type

All Type is a good company to work for.  I have read the posts and know of no such situations at this company.  The owner has an open door policy and she will listen and address any concerns anyone has about her company. 

The bottom line is, when you apply for a job from an ad, READ THE AD, its specific about what companies need to fill their openings.  If you can't work that shift, don't apply.  And realize that acute care is not 12-24 hour turn around times, not Monday-Friday, and certainly not hop on and hop off, who ever said it was?  Go back to the doctors office where there's no formal QA process, oh don't get me started on that one! The people out there that think they are MTs because they worked in a doctors office, and apply to nationals, and then get upset when they fail their QA because, oh gee I have 15 years experience, but I never knew the difference between trade and generic!  And you've been at this hour long????  Or tell me your an acute care MT and you don't transcribe op notes, then you're not an acute care MT!  Acute care is defined as BASIC 4, which is OP NOTES!  Or tell us you don't type ESL!  Where you've been?

MTs in this country have brought offshoring on themselves by being divas, and wanting to work Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., refusing to work weekends, refusing to work a holiday, refusing to work in the evening, and wanting to get up in the middle of the day and go to soccer games, or some other event that in a normal setting you would plan your JOB around your life, and because we work at home, for some reason, people believe that gives them the license to do their laundry and dishes all day, clean house, down load jobs, and then leave and go shopping.  Working at home is no different than working in a hospital, clinic, or any medical facility, you work your scheduled days and hours, and plan your life around your job.  Everyone wants to get up and go get the kids, do you see people working in offices going to get kids from school, and then coming back?  That's what they made school buses for, or car pools when buses are not around.  Or any other activity, it seems having a good work ethic in this country has gone out the window, and most do not take their jobs seriously,and when things do not go their way, they get up here and post on these boards, information that is highly suspect, embellish and down right lie to make a company look bad because medical transcription is not what they were promised in school with the kid hanging over your shoulder while you type, and being able to make a gzillion dollars your first month.  MT is like any other job, if you work you make money, but you have to keep you BUTT in the chair and work!

I was never one for offshoring, and was totally against if for years, but at least the offshores SHOW UP FOR work, work their shift, and provide as good or better quality than what we are seeing from what we have on our home shores.  We created offshoring, so all of you MTs out there who want Monday-Friday, won't work weekends, nights, holidays, and want to take off in the middle of your shift because it's game season and expect the company to work their work flow around your schedule, get a life or another profession, and then, just maybe offshore might go away.  This is a real job !

I work 2nd shift for All Type, work my scheduled hours, and I make good money with this company, and I get my PTO, and my benefits, which are better than most companies.  Some companies are not for everyone, depending on what your needs are, but All Type is for me because trust me I've tried them all!  The ones that have the platforms that you have to literally wade thru different screens before you can type, the ones that promise you're getting paid for spaces, when you aren't, the ones that have platforms they own that were developed by the IT departments that are clueless when it comes to transcribing, the ones that want you to 'work off the clock' to get your lines, forget that, you pay me overtime or I don't work!  The ones that have managers that are control freaks, and are nasty day in and day out, the ones with the QA programs that no one could pass, need I go on?  All Type is fair and honest, and they pay a living wage.  They value their good MTs, and have gone out of their way more than once for me, and I am staying put.


All Type
Pay is always on time. Tech support not good. Always running out of work.
All Type
QA pay is production, I believe 3.5 cpl (will not be easy to make a living). You might want to take a look at the previous posts; sounds like a lot of people were not happy with them.
All Type
I have been with them a little over a month now.  I'm an IC.  I am very happy so far with this company.
Type Right
Anyone have any info on Type Right?  Good, bad, pay?  TIA!
type right
Mine dont either. I ever tried opening them up in express scribe and it says they are corrupt. Did anyone get any files that open?
Type Right?

Has anyone heard of a company called Type Right?

Type Right
I couldn't open their voice files either.  I sent them an e-mail stating that, but have not heard back.
Type Right
I tried to open files and my computer froze up, actually to control-alt-delete.
Type Right
I just got a pop up invitation to test wav files sent to me and I don't remember applying with them. I went looking and I found them way back on MTStars Job Seekers Board...they waited long enough to contact me..LOL!
Type Right
I got mine to open with Express Scribe and they were 4, 6, and 7 minutes long. Sounds like they are trying to get us to do their work for free by having us test. No thanks! I think I will skip this testing process.
Type Right
I got 2 test files that I cannot open and they send me an email back just stating I don't know why you can't open the files.  You would think they would send the files again or as it looks they may want someone to do the work for them.  Your opinions??
to type.
Been there over a month, lack of work has not been an issue at all
All Type, Inc
Any one know anything about All Type, Inc?
All Type

I have just been recently offered a position as an Editor for All Type and would like some feedback from current or past editor employees of this company.  I have checked the archives, but would like to find out more regarding pay as i have never been paid per line, but only by report.  What is the normal rate per line for an editor?  I would appreciated any information.  I can also be contacted at cafrank6@neo.rr.com.  Thank you in advance.