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CEO hasn't left yet, she's leaving in August. Co's are bought and sold all the time and I

Posted By: TransTech Medical Solutions on 2005-07-18
In Reply to: Heartland Information Services - Parent Co Sells - sm

think this is that big a deal.

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Medware..There hasn't been anything on this board since August 2007...(sm)

Does anyone who works for Medware care to share their opinion about the company in regards to steady work, flexible schedules, platform, benefits, etc.?  You can e-mail me if you wish.  TIA. 

August 2008 we were sold to CBAY after the announcement in May.
Check it out. As for me, I'm still here, still loving it, doing great, always get my account, making 10 cpl. I'll stay until I get fired.
I left MQ for OS in August

Couldn't be happier!  I started out at a higher rate than I was making at MQ after 3 years.  I have 1 account and 1 secondary.  You can actually contact QA if you have a question.  If I have a question for my supervisor, I hear back from her in less than hour.  Sometimes in a matter of minutes.  I like my job again, and even DH commented earlier this fall about the change in my attitude.

I got a phone call last week from MQ asking if I was interested in coming back.  Uh, noooo.  And no I don't want to hear about all the wonderful changes you made. 

Left MQ in August...still getting e-mails. (nm)
I was there 12 years, left 3 weeks ago. Many are leaving. (nm)
I agree ... I loved YOG ... left the minut the squid bought it. nm
When was the last time you bought a car? sm
Depending on the car, the loan can be up to 72 months.
Which is it? No changes since bought by Transcend or lots of changes? It seems that every time sm
someone says that there have been a lot of changes, someone comes on and says there have been no changes. Is this one person saying this? Obviously there have been changes, there would have to be with a new owner.
Focus bought by Nuance/Dictaphone, DRC bought by Acusis. nm
I left OSI just in time before this went down
OSI has proven too much recently for me and I have just left. The timing could not have been more perfect. Whew!
They are going big time for offshoring. I left and
would never return. Horrible management mess, accounts awful, lots of sneaking around and favoritism. Mind you, I was one given VIP treatment, but it made me realize they were not to be trusted AT ALL. Horrible place. I had recommended to a few people and felt so bad when all fell apart quickly.
I left there a long time ago but I
had office people but I don't think they were MT's.  I do remember the endless account rules and them changing all the time.  They were very disorganized when they distributed information.  It wasn't the worst place I've worked but it wasn't a picnic either. 
It sounds like you and I left right around the same time!
I left back in February 2007...just as things were starting to get really bad. I know that they were in danger of losing my primary account. I also heard that they had a massive layoff of US MTs that following summer. I'm so glad I left when I did! I remember feeling like a 10-ton brick had been lifted from my shoulders when I left SPi and started with my new company!
There is a part-time and a flexible part-time, just left there and they offered
me both. Flexible, however, is more or less when they need you (I.e. weekends), part-time is fixed hours.
Had many friends in the QA dept who all left about the same time.
AND...yes, I do believe them!
I left them not long ago. Way too much time spent talking to
tech support because of technical problems or glitches with their system. I probably averaged 90 minutes a day down-time trying to get everything in order. Their transcription platform is not the best in the world from what I saw.
I'll help! I left MQ at the time of this original post
I found a great job with a great US company, and have my self respect back. Enjoy my work again.  Go USA!!  Go MTs!!
The grass, in my opinion, is definitely not greener. I left QT and a short time later, sm
I came back and was never happier that I did. I should never have left in the first place. I think QT is, by far, one of the most flexible, good-paying, understanding company to work for. I actually enjoy when it is a little slow and volunteer to have a day off. I love to have a day to myself every once and a while.

In regard to the person who waits 30 minutes for work, just call again. Sometimes, the office people get side tracked and then might forget that they didn't get work routed. L told me once, if I didn't have work in 10 minutes, call again. Usually, if this happens to me, the person says something line, Oh, I got busy and totally forgot, I'm sorry, I'll do it right away. Sorry about the long post, I just happen to think that QT is the best company out there! ;)
I was IC w/them and checks came on time. First checks were FedX'd to me on time! I left due to an
can you tell me why you are leaving WMX. Am thinking of leaving too. nm
end of august, NM
I am waiting until 1 August
and if it is still this low, I am asking for another account.
I started with Keystrokes at the end of August (sm)

and I like it...very nice people to work for and very helpful..

hasn't it been said it can be 30% less...
When I applied in August, he said they use only in-house staff. nm
It's quite low, too. Check posts here from back in August. sm
Posts from August said editing was 1.5-2 cpl and there were comments that pay wasn't on time. I've never heard any positives about this MTSO, so if I were you, I'd keep looking.
No India? Most of the work goes there. I quit last August SM
could not make any money there.
Is there any company which hasn't been...

complained about???

I've read the posts and wonder.

It hasn't been announced yet..
But some of the office people have "leaked" the info apparently.
Really, that hasn't been my experience at all.
I was initially concerned when I heard the company was sold, but honestly you would never even know they are a part of Transcend unless you actually knew it. (Does that make sense??). The owners are still extremely active, and my managers and team leader are really special.

You are the first person I have ever heard has noticed a change. MDI is growing, but they are growing on their own. I think they have almost 500 transcriptionists at this time. BTW, I don't think Transcend is much bigger than MDI - they also have 500 employees.
This hasn't been my experience other than to say
do my work. Working before anyone else gets up and then end of day seems to make all the difference in making line count in my situation with MDI on a C-phone account. Perhaps it is an issue of what accounts you have and how versatile you are.
OSi hasn't changed
I just left there because of the VR and the low work volumes. They aren't offshoring, I can tell you for sure. I can tell you also that the work is still very low, the VR pay is terrible and forget it about communication, and yes they still micromanage through the IM.
This hasn't been a situation that has gone on for
months.  The biggest account took some of the work back in-house w/o warning.  It was done w/o warning and the other accounts have had to absorb all the MTs who were left w/o work.   I have been there less than a year so I don't know if the work flow is a cyclic thing or not, though if you read the board it seems like the workload is low all over.  I know things are frustrating, but at least they pay for down time.
I have never known them to use the supervisor as a recruiter!!!!!!!!!
it hasn't started yet, still getting set up
Email said conference calls would happen in August. nm
They offered me 9.5 cents a line in August of 2007
I don't think that is very low.
To any Spheris employees, I quit in August and would like a copy SM
of my YTD earnings. I have called HR but they never return my call. I forgot how to access the online ADP. Can anyone give me a phone number to call, payroll number or something so I can call and get a copy of my earnings? Thanks.
The formal QA department is new only started last August. Before that, it was up to the lead MT'
to do QA. That obviously did not work for them and they started a QA department.

Ortho has only done formal QA reviews.

Radiology does QA reviews but internally and only comes to the MT's if there is a problem, otherwise tells them they are doing well.

Amphion hasn't, to my recollection
It still hasn't been resolved for everyone. I'm still in limbo. I'm going

to give it until tomorrow. 

Huh??? CyMed hasn't been around for almost 2 years now.
They were bought out by SPi, which is one of the worst companies out there! I know this for a fact as I worked for Cymed for about 2 years until they were bought out by SPi in the mid to late summer of 2006, so they don't even exist anymore.
This is the first year Oracle hasn't sent anything...oh well.
Not even a thanks. As a matter of fact, been unusually quiet this week. Hhmmm, feeling guilty maybe?
I'd like to know why this bunch of crooks hasn't
I can think of a few MTSO bigwigs who could use 150-year jail sentences.........
The industry HASN'T advanced. sm

That's what the 'gripes' and 'complaints' are about.  Technology in this field has advanced, but normally with advancement of technology comes advancement with compensation for continuing education.  That's not happening in this field.  THAT's what the complaints are about.  I, for one, welcome advancement in technology.  I'd still be working on a Selectric typewriter with carbon paper if I didn't.  What I don't welcome is the fact that while technology is advancing, the working conditions are declining.  While we are continually learning and sharpening our skills, researching new terms, equipment, drugs, procedures we are LOSING pay.  This is one of very few industries where the workers are continually required to learn more and do more, but the compensation is going backwards instead of advancing.  When technology advanced for the physicians and for the nurses, did they take cuts in pay?  No, they actually advanced with their fields and their compensation increased based on the justification that they had invested time and money to learn the new technology.  They became 'specialized.'  When technology advanced for the medical centers and hospitals, did they lower their prices because their staff could do their jobs in a few less steps?  No, they raised prices based on the premise of increased price of equipment and costs for doing business.  What about us??  We have increases as well!  What honestly justifies a cut in pay when the cost of everything else is skyrocketing?  Can you tell me that??

This MT board is really the only way we have to communicate about our field.  The 'griping' and 'complaining' is a symptom, and there wouldn't be a symptom if there wasn't an illness.  So obviously there must be something wrong with the way this field of medical transcription is moving.  This networking board allows us to discuss it openly where we can't with our employers or management.  It almost seems as if some people won't be happy until they can take that away from us too. 

So you're one of the lucky ones who hasn't
taken a cut in pay for working longer & harder? It's sad to not be able to feel compassion for your fellow MTs who are struggling to make ends meet when their pay is being cut & the cost of living is rising. The CEOs of the MT corporations aren't going hungry, but some of our fellow MTs are really struggling. My compassion lies with them.
Are you sure you don't mean MDI (Medical Dictation Services, Inc.? MRC hasn't been around
She has been told this for years now. Hasn't changed.
You would be shocked at how many MTs have left them.  Amazingly they keep finding others to hire.  Sad, sad, sad.
I was told it hasn't started for any account
In order to finish you have to start and as far as I know no account has been started with this new line counting utility. When I questioned this, on several occasions, each time I was told its still happening but that was the extent of any information that was conveyed to me.
If your company hasn't paid you come payday and

promises it will either be overnighted to your or in your account by the end of the day and it isn't, and the next day the money isn't there and they wait until the end of the day to tell you they don't know when you'll get paid doesn't that sound very fishy?  I think the CEO should have issued a statement and outlined exactly what the issue is.  If it isn't a matter of money (like they don't have it) then why not say what the problem is. 

Someone mentioned this situation yesterday or the day before and got reamed, but I think this is now a MAJOR issue.  Fortunately for me I got a big tax return and I haven't paid all the bills yet so I'm not hurting, but I can imagine there are more than a few who NEED their checks NOW.  

Hasn't your mother taught you any manners?
What is wrong with you to judge? Do you think every MT has to be just like you. Every business has the high achievers and the ones who struggle, possibly to find they have chosen the wrong field, or the wrong company, specialty expander.

Your ladies who toss off your smart a$$ comments at every chance are part of the reason MTs are considered difficult.

If you are like this 24 hours a day, I have a feeling you spend a good deal of time MTing because there is no one else in the house with you. Who'd want to spend time with a person who could cough up a post such as yours? A masochist possibly.

Find yourself a sense of humor and until then, cease posting in representation of medical transcriptions. We have more class than that where I am in this business.