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Glad you are happy. You making good money there? sm

Posted By: fastMT on 2007-03-28
In Reply to: DRC - upstateMT

as well?


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I'm very happy there. Making more money
than I've made in a very long time.  QA nice but tough.  Excellent insurance that is very affordable. 
I'm with them. Good work environment, easy accounts and I'm making really good money. nm

Are you making good money there?

I am still making good money with a natl. Not giving up yet. Just need about 10 more years and I a
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making money
I meant to say that I'm frustrated not making money where I am working, and wondering if it is possible to make money at Breitner?
Why are you not making money?
Is there no work?
making money

I'm not working for Breitner at this time. I'm working for T. I have work. I simply hate everything about this company.


I've read the posts about not getting paid at Breitner, but has this happened recently? 


Is there a good paying job with good benefits anywhere?


Thanks for the answers.


 


And that's the BIG one - will keep you from making money. Isn't that enough?
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End up making less money one way or another.

Might as well settle for less money, because by the time the companies send you the ****** work, you will end up making less money anyway. 


Sometimes I wish I only did clinic work -- I think I could make just as much as doing this VR left-over acute care.


Doing VR and making money

Everyone can flame like they want but I have noticed on here that people are sitting and waiting for work, end of the pay period. if you got a decent account doing VR plus regular mixed in with it, you would be amazed at what you can make. I am not management, am not being a cheerleader for any particular company but what I am saying sitting and waiting on a particular place to have work sometime in the future is just crazy. I know everyone says they are not doing work they were not trained for but to stay around and stay in this particular kind of work, it seems to be going that way towards VR. I was trained for regular straight typing with transcription and now I really hate to do straight transcription work. It can be done and everyone on her complaining of no work should really find a place that suits them and where they donít have to worry about not making a living.


Making money at UST
I worked there a couple of years ago and at that time it was like any other company, had good times when there was a lot of work and other times where it was very slow for awhile, but I haven't worked there for about 2 years. I agree with the poster above about the pros and cons, but would have to disagree with the president being a sweetheart. I did not have the same experience as the above poster did, but other than that the poster was dead on about the pros and cons.
If your going to be an RN just for more money your making a mistake..sm
I was an RN and I hated it.  Horrible hours, awful doctors with egos, patients who have no respect for you, etc.  People who are RNs do if for the love of helping people, not money.
So the company is not making any money???
The oil companies tell us they are not making any money either! Wonder how they can all manage to stay in business.
It is like people who are not making money get mad at the ones who are....
doesn't make sense...I love working for Keystrokes...make good money, leads are fantastic and I have great accounts...
Compared to what I'm making now, "a lot of money"

Do you REALLY believe the MTSO is making more money off VR? Did it
occur to you that they are charging the client less because they have to? Please don't make comments like that unless and until you actually know what you're talking about.
I'm glad you are getting decent money
but I'm really hurt by this.  I feel used now. 
There are MTs making this type of money.. It's just too bad that you cannot fathom it! nm
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Anyone making more money with national company than (sm)
when you worked for a hospital, taking into account the benefit package you had with the hospital?  If so, any explanation as to how you are doing better or worse would be much appreciated. 
Like I said before...you start making decent money
and they find a way to keep your line count down.  After 8 years of this BS, I'm looking outside of transcription. 
Note about the MTs making lots of money - sm

I, too, routine make lots of money in this field.  I have to laugh at the naysayers.  They can't see how it is possible.  Well, it is.  The jobs are few and far between but they are there.  I have made $$ on accounts with and w/o gross line pay, actually more money on the one w/o the gross line.  Depends on way too many factors to be able to put down here.  Here are a few:


1.  I work hard.


2.  I am an excellent MT.


3.  I do not go on message boards, surf the net, answer the phone, do laundry, etc. when I am working.  I get in the zone.  Nothing interrupts me. 


4.  I never settled for mediocre pay.  I searched and searched for the companies I knew I could make money with. 


5.  I've been doing this a LONG time and know my stuff.


6.  I am extremely organized. 


7.  I went to college for MT and worked in-house for a long time before working at home.  This in itself is a HUGE key to knowing your stuff.


The people who make good money at MT are kind of like people who have lost a lot of weight.  Everyone wants to know their secret.  Well, there is no secret to either.  Both take a lot of hard work and know-how.  There are no gimmees in life; you have to search it out, work your butt off to achieve and work hard to keep it.  No one said it was easy.  Life is hard.  It is what you make it. 


Build people up instead of tearing them down.  Be glad for people who can achieve.  Learn from them.  That is how you grow as a person. 


Good day!


I thought it was just me, glad to hear others aren't making much with all the junk you have to ad
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It is the only place I have been for 5 years that I feel I am not being ripped off and making money
I work hard but I did for the other companies too and bit by bit more things were stripped away and I would end up making half again. Keystrokes has given me confidence again, and I am making money. That is the name of the game, that is me though. I love it here.
I had a hard time making money. Nice people though! nm
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FUNNIEST THING..they all think you're making all this big money (LMAO) -nm

Are you truly happy making less than 8 cpl???

I am curious about the amount of money I am making at this time. I make around $700 every week and
I am wondering if this is average or if I am selling myself short as an IC.
I am glad someone is happy there! Not many were. :-)nm
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I am glad it is going well and you are happy, ME TOO! nm
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Glad you are happy

I just quit a job with VR too and found a small local service with no VR.  In the first 10 minutes of just getting used to working on the new platform & fooling around, I made $4.30, so I am extremely hopeful that I will once again earn a living wage.


The sad thing is, I actually ENJOYED the VR and learning something new.  I thought it was fun and a breeze whenever I would get a decent report (very rarely).  However, a BIG HOWEVER, I did NOT enjoy getting 3 cpl for VR when I had to edit the living CRAP out of it and it would have been faster just to transcribe it.  There were too many MTs on the system trying to train it and it was a nightmare.  3 cents per line is INSULTING.  What was I thinking even taking that job?  I guess I am too willing to give the benefit of the doubt to some people.  I blame myself for being STUPID and I learned my lesson well.


I quit that job a few weeks ago and am EXTREMELY HAPPY that I did so.  I have hope once again!  It's an AWESOME feeling. 


I am glad to hear that a lot of money can be made with MT work. This gives me hope for the future.
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Glad you're happy, but. . .
if I may ask, who did you go with to work as an IC?
I'm glad you're happy with your pay cut...
but I'm not and do not feel that I've been over-paid. I felt that I was paid fairly under the old compensation plan for what I do and feel that I work very hard and should continue to be paid accordingly for my efforts. As I said in my post, I have always felt that Transolutions was a good place to work, and I also appreciate the intangible perks that they have offered in the past. However, at this point I do not feel that they are treating all of their people equally or fairly, and I guess I am not enough of a company man to take a paycut in any job. Someone on this board asked about the company, and I felt it was only fair to explain some of the things that I've noticed recently and to answer some of her questions that may not be answered during the interview process of any MT company. These boards are not always the most positive places, I realize, and I've never been one to be drawn into the negativity; however, this poster asked a question that I felt compelled to answer honestly and from my heart.

I will NEVER take a cut in pay in any job, as I know that I work very hard at what I do and am smart enough to demand that I be paid a fair wage. I took a paycut to get into medical transcription 5 years ago so I could stay home with my children, but that was my choice and not because of a numbers game that someone else was playing with my paycheck. I think if you asked 100 people if they'd like to take a pay cut because they've been overpaid for the last few years, 99% of them would say NO WAY, not to mention that in this day and age, most of them could not afford it.

I can also tell you that there is more than just one account where people took a pay cut, some people much more than others.

p.s. I also know my stuff and have NEVER gone below 98% on my QA, usually 99% or 100%, until the last 2 months. I also heard in the last phone conference that I was not the only person who had noticed the change. I guess you're just smarter than most people.

I plan to wait it out a couple more paychecks and see how things wash out, as I really have enjoyed working for Transolutions for the most part. I agree that they have some good people and good accounts, but sometimes companies make decisions that are more important to their bottom line than to their current employees, so I guess we'll have to see how this numbers game plays out.
I'm glad you are happy and have found a fit.
A happy MT is a productive MT. Yes, the platform is good. Have a good and productive night!
While I am glad you are happy, the part about
everyone starting at 8 cpl is not true. Thought I would point this out, as this could definitely turn off many applicants.  They might say they start everyone at 8 cpl, but they definitely will offer more than that depending on the applicant.  Everything in life is negotiable, particulary when hiring on.   So, in case there are MTs reading, who are interested in KS, but who won't accept 8 cpl, give it a shot!
Glad you're happy but....sm
Happiness is a subjective state of mind. So just so I understand your happiness versus what my happiness is I have these questions:

Do they pay enough to live on? Or to put it differently, are you making at least 4K a month? Because that is what it would take to make me happy.

If you are making that kind of money, how many hours are you putting in? If you say you must put in long hours, that is not my happiness. I don't want to have to have a chair-ectomy when I am through for the day.

So if your happiness fits into my version of happiness then I am happy.
Glad to hear you are happy.
Maybe they save this behavior for their ICs. There is no reason for me to lie. They are threatening in the way they DEMAND that you work a set schedule, even though one is SUPPOSED to be an IC.

The micromanaging comes in when as an IC you don't log in exactly at the SCHEDULED time to work.

Bottom line, TTS does not respect the law when it comes to IC workers. Period. They will eventually be dealt with if they do not begin to follow the law.
Glad you're happy - however,

how can you say most MT's are happy with their gig?  How do you know that?


The world of medical transcription is changing rapidly and the picture is not as rosy as it once was - in fact, pretty bleak -  so just beware - your time may come.


Hope it doesn't, but it may.


QA compensation - anyone happy with what you're making?

I'm sorely tempted to look into a QA position and I was wondering how the compensation compared to transcribing.  I would love to be paid hourly, but it seems most offer by-the-line pay.  I know there are variables (platform, ESL, etc.) but I'm trying to come up with some type of comparable compensation formula just as a jumping-off point for negotiation.  Anyone care to elaborate on what they're earning, how they're paid, and how this compares to their transcribing earnings? 


Glad you are happy there LTMT!!! You and I were hired
I never could make that work, so went to Transtech instead. I had suggested for you to go to Keystrokes, because I worked there for a very short time and knew they were wonderful. I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I have thought of you and glad you finally found a company which appreciates you. For me, I reapplied to Keystrokes, but because I left them previously (it was a second job and I could not do 2 jobs full time), they have only responded that they got my resume, and they never again offered me a position. You are lucky to be in a good place, and I am very glad to hear things have worked out... all things happen for a reason! All the best... from your friend from the E-trans plus days...
Not convinced that anyone is happy making peanuts when they made $70,000 sm
no matter what year...........if you made $70,000 typing and now you do VR... keep telling yourself you are happy now making peanuts.
Glad you're happy, that place has gone WAY DOWNHILL.
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I left after nine years in June before the pay cut and I am very happy in my new position and making
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I honestly am very glad you're happy! I juggled 2 nationals for a while, and it was exhausting.
Though if I could, I would probably go back to Spheris. Long story there, but probably would not be rehired as I never made it thru training. Just trained with the biggest bunch of, well, MTs. If one more person clapped those little hand icons at some lame joke, I thought I would vomit. Actually did vomit...I was very ill, and just folded...Get rid of the clapping hand icons!!! 
Glad you're happy -- I love MDI-MD too, although I missed out on the signup bonus. :( nm
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Good for you, always glad to know
others liking their jobs. Best to be happy, life too short not to be. As far as the ignorance equaling bliss, I have no ulcers, do not have to work endless hours making a living, no worries in this life. Others should try always to find out where they belong. I can only speak for myself. If others want to be unhappy and stil continue at same job, cannot help those out. I do have fun in my life now because lots less stress than in years gone by.
I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them ! - sm
no complaints from me. Incentive pay and line differential !!! I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them!!
They actually think they're making themselves look GOOD to us!
LOL
Good for you! I am glad to hear that you
are a good recruiter, having no idea who you are, was only relaying MY experiences.  Sorry for those, such as you, who do your job well.  I have lost thousands of dollars depending on what was told to me by recruiters, and that is a fact.  If I would not have listened to the out and out lies, simple questions like, Will such and such an abbreviation Expander work with your system? and was told yes, when they had no clue if it would or not after I was hired and quit my other job.  As I said, good for you for being on the up and up and doing your job well.  And I agree, if I could quit MT today, I would run away as fast as I could!!!  Not only is your job thankless, but apparently OURS are TOO!!! Or at least I am given that impression but more than just ONE company!!!!!!
Glad to hear something good about them,
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That's really good news! I am glad for you!
Yes, Transcend seemed like it had so much potential, and I did believe that when I was there coincided with Transcend hitting a big bump in the road, probably fast growth, and I know they said there were major mgmt problems at the time.  I tried to stick it out, but didn't have the patience at the time. Glad to hear that things sound organized now.  We all deserve an organized, calm, productive workplace, right?