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Depends upon how your company counts things, I suppose. sm

Posted By: LTMT on 2008-01-03
In Reply to: Anybody who has used both ExText and Bayscribe...SM - Questions

I like both platforms.  Bayscribe is easy to use, and the Expander emulates PRD+, which I was used to.  The spellchecker is kind of clumsy -- that could definitely use some tweaking.  The thing I liked the most about Bayscribe was at the end of each report, you saw the line count for that report and how much you made, plus a total of lines for all reports and the total number of lines you had made for the day.

I am currently using ExText, and it is also easy to use.  I have to go to ichart to view my line count, though, and you cannot get it on a report-to-report basis.   The CTRL+I feature is useless to me since my employer does not count headers or footers.  I quit using it because I hated to see what a big difference there was at the end of the day.  I could do 300 lines per hour on Bayscribe.  With the current setup, maybe 250.  I can do 300 if I just sit and type as fast as I can with no breaks, but that cannot last for 8 hours solid.

Either platform is okay.  I still kinda miss WP51 -- think DOS-based programs were faster -- but you can't hold on to a dinosaur.  And, obviously that is just my opinion.  Hope it helps. 

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I've easily done 600, but it depends on the way a company counts lines and it depends on the
dictators. Obviously, if you have a good share of ESL, there is no way you could ever do 600 or 700. On really difficult ones, I usually run around 400 lines an hour and I have been working on this platform for 3 years.
I suppose it depends on what accounts you are on
All of my accounts have been over loaded with work this past month. I'm currently doing 2500 lines a day. Maybe your friend should ask about getting more backup accounts added to her queue.
I suppose it depends on which accounts have openings. nm
It depends on how things are coded.

I am assuming you mean caths and things like that?  Most places have a different category for heart interventions.  A bypass would be an operative report, but not all hospitals do bypasses.  Some transfer those patients elsewhere. 

depends on your experience, your speed - a bunch of things.
You mean the T. company's line counts...sm
were not accurate??     (I had considered applying to them before.)
I know of one company that counts lines 3 different ways
Stats are enabled on one platform, not enabled on a second platform and also not enabled on a third platform. They are all Dictaphone Extext programs and the lines are counted three different ways depending on which account you are assigned to. Hope its not the same company you work for only to get a rude awakening.
Whatever company you work for, you should verify that it counts correctly. sm
Take the document, cut and paste it into Word, count it that way. No way I would take the word of a company or a program unless I can verify my lines.

I do not work for Keystrokes but had to give my 2 cents, whatever it's worth!
I've only been with present company for months and don't have counts where I'd like, otherw
Never mind..See msg below. Apparently the line counts are changing with my company
and I probably wont be doubling anything anymore. Moving on.
I worked for a different company using Vianeta and could never access line counts. Was also told it
There are lots of things a company can tell from
Maybe they don't care about how you pay your bills, but the credit report also has previous addresses (as in how many times you've moved) and previous companies you've worked for (as in how many times you've changed jobs). Also, if there are a lot of delinquent payments, they can assume you'll be interrupted at home (during your shift) with dunning calls. Personally, if I were an employee, I'd hire someone with late payments, knowing they need the job!!
depends on company but...

would guess most have a number of lines that they call full time and another number they call part time. Probably lines more than minutes.

Do you have the flexibility to fit them in whatever hours you wish? Depends. Usually as an employee you would work whatever shift they told you, i.e. S-Th 7-3. IC's are not supposed to be scheduled though I would not be surprised to find some companies fudging on that. After all, what are you going to do, quit or report them? Most of the criteria to determine IC vs. emp. come from the IRS. They are the ones that it matters most if you are IC or employee. You can search on some government sites to find tax publications regarding this issue.

It depends on what company you
they overhire, sometimes send to India, depending on your company.
Depends on the company. Did they tell you that you would be doing ER?

Some places treat ER as acute care, not clinic, but it is really up to the individual company.  Best to ask your supervisor if you were not told anything when you were hired. 

Really depends on the company.
I think it depends on the company...sm
I have worked for a company as an IC under a 24-hour TAT, which was still a little stressful. I love the company I work for now because I can work whenever I want without the stress and still get a good line count in. I would never go back to employee status, which I've done in the past, as well. Way too restrictive and so much stress. No thanks! Finally, after 10 years of doing this, I am happy.
Depends on the company
I had that job at a northeastern-based company and it was awful!  It was trying to deal with account managers fighting each other and me. I was told to go in and monitor the accounts and get work assigned, etc., and then would hear from the account manager never to touch the account.  It takes a LOT of experience and a lot of responsibility.  If you take this job, don't do it for less than 16-17 an hour.
Depends on the company but overall
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Depends on the company.
I have 2 IC contracts and neither of them require me to have a certain number of hours or lines. I work when and how often I want. A lot of companies require a certain line count per week. and then there are other companies that treat their ICs like employees and require a set schedule. I personally love being an IC and having complete flexibility over my schedule as I have a little one at home and can't always work at the same time each day.
I think it depends on company.
I know mine does pay for spaces.  I get good lines on Escript averaging higher than my straight transcription and higher than with my previous platform (ancient word perfect).  I've heard complaints of low averages but I don't understand how this is. 
Depends on company. Some just the
lines over base, some pay for all lines if over base.
That depends on the company
. Normally a lead is the main MT on the account who supervises the other MTs. But structure varies from company to company
It depends on the company/msg
You probably will not make as much as you would MTing, but $800 every 2 weeks sounds low to me.  Probably will not have to type, but again, it depends on the company. 
It's a separate company with different ways of doing things
Transcend is a public company and owned by shareholders, and MDI is a major shareholder.

I have been at MDI for several years and I have not noticed any change in the way it is run.

I just love this company! I have only great things to say
about them.  Pay on time, very nice and helpful people, excellent company!
Like anything, it depends on the company. Some good, some bad. nm
all depends on which company you work for
to define the line they first determine what is and is not a character. Some companies believe that a space is not a character so it is not counted as one. So, once the term character is defined, then every 65 characters would count as 1 line. This is different from a gross line that just counts the lines you see on the page.
I have worked for both. It just depends on the company..sm
the smaller one treated me better, but pay was less, benefits were less, however, more flexible in scheduling and treated more like a person than a number. The bigger companies I have worked for pay better, better benefits, but you are treated like a number, not too much personal chit-chat with other employees or with your supervisor and not as much flexibility in scheduling. Depends on what you are looking for.
not necessarily so - I think it depends on the company and how they set it up(sm)
I worked on a hospital using Cquence and the lines produced on it were paid with spaces (the way my company was paying us.)
But I think it depends on which company you work for.
Depends on the company, but with Axolotl
there is no freedom in the schedule.  If you are scheduled to work 9 to 5, you work 9 to 5.  Can fudge 15 minutes either way without an issue, as long as you are getting your lines. 
Are you referring to a specific company? If so, which one. We know these things happen, we need
Your company might stink, but the ExText is one of the best things out there! Good
See, my company has these things called days off! Cool, huh?!?!
The company does if you contact them about the job. I like to inquire before writing things off nm

at first impressions. 

I think it depends on the company and what position you hold. sm
If you are a Team Lead or manager, I think it would be a conflict of interest. If you are an IC, you should have more than one place that you do work for to be considered as an IC, otherwise you are an employee.
Overall it is a good company. Your paycheck, however, depends on the account SM
you have, and your level. I am currently a level 8 with a high number of ESLs. I like Spheris the company though, but dislike my account.
Paid for spaces depends on the account. Good company. nm
It depends on who is offering it, and what kind of work is available. If you posted the company sm
name, we could give more helpful advice.
It depends how fast they are growing. I worked for a company in New York that sm
had 5 new accounts start, 1 a month for 5 months, that were all very large and needed 20+ MTs. They are now a larger company and do not constantly need new MTs, but I think it is unfair to judge a company by how many people it is hiring. I think it would be interested to find out how many are new positions and how many are due to MTs leaving and why they left.
depends on work type, experience, spaces, company, area
I suppose

they would have told me by now if they were unhappy with my production or my hours.

suppose i should
would like information regarding employment w/ this company. not interested in gossip... would like information that would help me decide whether this company would be worth considering an offer from.
IF VR is suppose to be
better quality, faster, then the facilities and transcription companies are already ahead in the game because their MTs will be able to do more, so why decrease their pay at all since they will be getting twice the amount of work and better quality.  Is that what VR is all about?  Did MTs pay decrease when they moved from standard typerwriters to electric typerwriters from electronic typerwriters to computers?  Since when does better technology mean decreased pay? Is this really better technology or continued lack of value for those who do the work? 
she is right, she is not suppose to cut sm
you a check without your SS number. She has to have that to cut you a 1099.

If you make less than 600 you don't have to claim it anyway.

If it were me, she would not get a computer back until I got my check!

Curiosity, why did you NOT sign any paperwork? Why would you agree to that?
I'm sure I'm suppose to be an example
probably thinking that I'm a retiree I can't afford to defend myself.  LOL  Fortunately I have a good attorney.  He's also a personal friend. LOL
I suppose 4000/mo is too low for you?
What world do you live in?
Fired you too, I suppose?
Believe everything you read, huh chickenneck? We got you again, and proved our point again. She starts this week, and a nice healthy rate as well. Jealous, I know...stop wasting your valuable work time spread rumors and gossiping and you too may be one of the lucky ones! HAHAHA!
No, you are a recruiter. I suppose that does
and I suppose they are HIPPA
compliant? Cannot wait for EMR.