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Posted By: have no ambitions with this career on 2008-12-23
In Reply to: The beauty of this job has been that I can play with Junior (sm) - AnonMT

than that. That's your choice - one could say that this is just a job for you to be with your son, while for many of us it is a career as well. The vast majority of us want more than decent money. Decent money is great, but not progressing any further year by year is not acceptable to lots of us. We want what we deserve. We aren't slacking, we're working hard and want to be compensated accordingly.  I don't mind that you slack as long as you don't mock us out for wanting more out of MTing than you do. That's the point.  i could point out that those with your attitude and lack of wanting more has been largely responsible for the bosses to take advantage and -- punish - the rest of us for wanting our just rewards. As long as so many women are happy with their jammies and just decent money, as long as they can slack off, it damages the rest of us. This is a real job, after all. It really is if you just look at it as a professional.

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Actually, SE status, not IC, but yes, MDI-MD is a great company. nm

The happy MTs at the great companies
are to busy working to post on the board, that's why you see all the negative. You see I'm on here, wondering the same thing myself!
If you're happy there great, but it is
the worst company I've ever worked for. 
Very happy. Great supervisor and more than enough work. sm
Pay is good compared to other companies. Plus, pay is always on time.
I guess you must be happy there since you say it is a great company...
I just had an offer and am thinking of jumping. I work for Q now....any advice?
I love it there. Tons of work, great people. I am 100% happy.
Yes it is! I got mine today -- think it is great. I'm happy to be part of such an amazing compa

I feel like I have FINALLY found my home.  :-)

Agree..with IC status, equip. is your responsibility; employee status - you should SM
not have to pay out-of-pocket for use of their equipment. I would never work employee status for a company who required me to purchase or lease their equipment. The only thing I would find acceptable is to have a small security deposit taken out of paycheck when starting with a company. This will protect the company from those few who might abuse the equipment.
Anyone know of Escription companies that offer IC status. I do not want employee status but would
like to stick with the Escription platform at all possible.
Employee status w/benefits vs IC status??? Dilemna enclosed

I am caught between a rock and a hard place and figure this is the place to get the best advice from those in the know.  I have been an IC for the past 5 years and love the flexibility but was interested in a job with benefits.  I started a new job about a month ago with good pay (2 lph more than I was making) and benefits......very happy with company but as an employee, obviously have a schedule.  I am working both jobs currently and starting to burn out.  On the new job, I am struggling to get the 1200 lines per day required but on my old.... I can easily get 150-400 lph depending on the dictator but again, it is IC and less lph than the new job.  Obviously, the platform is different and not paid for template headers/footers wheras the old one, I am paid for those.  Now to my question.  Is it just me?  Is it because I really enjoyed the freedom of ic status and therfore seem to be struggling?   Anyone else experienced this before?  Tempted to go back told job and lose benefits/more pay because in the end, maybe it works out be the same pay because of amount of time I spend getting the job done?   Not sure if this makes sense but hoping you can all offer some advice!!  TIA

Webmedx fits that bill, great company, great benefits, great pay and always on time. NM
Great company, great boss, great account!!!nm
Happy New Year. May we all have happy home lives (sm)
and do whatever it takes to make our work lives work for us too. 
Right and told we should be happy we have jobs. Not too happy right now.


System great, pay good, everything great, but most managers from old Edix, problems, poor people ski
when you are out of work, you are out of luck. If you are good at brown-nosing, are tough enough to be without any self-esteem, and have maybe money coming into the household on the side in case you tick someone off, then you may succeed, for a little while.

Don't ever ask questions or have problems with anything. Don't ever have a problem. Don't think you will have any control over anything you do, either.

A few 'good' managers remained when I left, but the new ones were all from the old Edix, and were completely into numbers, cared nothing for individual MTs...if there is work, you BETTER be working. If there no work, you will hear nothing, no one will help you.
You are pathetic! I have a great life, loving family, work for a great company.
You might want to fix that.

You really don't have to shout (angry person), but yes you are wrong!!

That is my last word to you!

I will add that getting a great pay check every other Friday from Medware really puts a huge smile on my face.


I can't say enough nice things about this company; very flexible, you area a statutory employee. That means that they pay the employer portion of your SS. Great on time pay, tons of work. Do your lines and you are left alone! Expect to be responsible though. Pay for your phone; rent a Lanier or a C-phone if you don't have one; BayScribe platform. Anything that is a bit of an inconvenience is more than made up for. You will know to the minute how much you will make and how many lines you have typed. Check it out!

Oracle is great. Bayscribe is wonderful great line counts.
The trainer at OTI will always answer any questions about the platform and if you have any problems they have already worked them out, so just ask. Good luck!
YOG - Lots of work, great office staff, great money. NM
Loved Alltype! Great management and great accounts.
wah  -  i miss it there!
It's a great company -- lots of work and great pay. sm
Web site is www.mditrans.net.  If you need anymore info, feel free to ask. 
Axolotl has AWESOME, AFFORDABLE insurance.  Family plan medical and dental costs a little over $300.00 MONTHLY.  They also pay for family plan vision in its entirety.  STD, LTD, 401K with match and flex spending account, great PTO and HOLIDAY pay.  OH and paid downtime in the case you run out of work, which doesn't happen often!!! 
Great pay, great benefits for 11+ years..sm
I've just started with this great company (eMTS).  I have 11+ years of experience and I was started at .10 per line as a regular employee, not IC, with a huge sign-on bonus, full benefits, very nice people, and a good account.  So far, this is the best experience I've had in my years as a transcriptionist.  Unfortunately, I don't believe they're hiring more right now, but you could always check in with them, they're online at eMTS.com.  The management seems to really care and they work with you.
Great company, great boss....

I use to work there.  The dictators on my account were really good.  They use Emdat/Inscribe.  Pay on 1st and 15th by direct deposit.

That''s great and I've heard they pay great as well.
I just have heard a lot of adjectives for a few accounts - zinger, killer, impossible, etc., and I sure know I couldn't hack it there. But I'm sure they know what they are getting into when they sign up.
Great little company..I worked there for a short time, IC, and pay always on time, great owner too!
I had good dictators, they use FTP, and I had a 12-hour window to return the work.
Started small; great company. Rapid growth; not so great company
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It depends on you and what kind of MT you are. Seems to me there are pretty much 2 types...

Sports like basketball where you have the pros who play with finesse, and then you have street players who think it is all about physical strength, period. More and more the physical strength is winning but the art of the game gets lost more and more...

As in this country where there are almost 2 sides now, those with intellect and thoughtfulness, and those who think the only way to be strong and be a leader is to beat up everyone who does not agree with you...and force your will on others.

Suffice it to say in my opinion WMX changed its philosophy of the way it treated employees and lost its heart when it grew, and it was literally almost overnight...

If you are a mass producer who has no care of what it takes to make money, if you are a 'street fighter' then it would probably be for you because you WILL have to fight for everything. Fight for the right account, fight for lines, fight to be treated fairly, etc. If you appreciate MTing for the art of MTing or have any kind of joy for the profession, my guess is you will not make it there very long...

This is happening all throughout the what used to be called profession. Seems to happening all through everything these days. Humanity and heart are being pushed down to the bottom...
IC status

I am an IC with Medquist and my base requirement is 4000 lines per pay period (paid twice monthly).  This is also required to qualify for reimbursement of a second phone line.  An important thing to remember with MQ, however, they are very office-oriented, meaning that each office sets many of their own policies. 

IC status?
Didnt think MQ had IC status anymore.  I was one and was told about five years ago I had to switch to SE or employee that they no longer had IC status.
Looking For PT or IC PT status..sm

Been running out of work and looking for something to make up for the lost income.  Does anyone know which companies are hiring PT or PT/IC status?  Any info would be greatly appreciated. 

PT/IC status
I have heard that www.rapidtranscript.com is in need of people for the basic 4.
I'm an IC. I don't think they have emp status.
They're in Stroudsburg, PA. you can find them address by googling.
IC status
Can anyone provide info on companies who do not require a schedule or line requirement?
Need to know your status - are you IC
Makes a big difference as to how she can treat you. What is your status?
SE status is
statutory employee, which means that the company will withhold your SS taxes thereby saving you paying both sides of the (I think almost 15%) when you pay your quarterly taxes.
IC status
While I understand the need for a commitment, lately I notice a big trend toward hiring of ICs with very specific requirements and I have been confused about this also. It just seems to me like the service owners want their cake and eat it too. Employee commmitment with no employee benefits or guarantees of work. What is that? What I don't understand is why so many MTs are willing to accept such rigid requirements at pathetic line rates on top of it. Personally as an IC, I would only guarantee X amount of lines within a 12-hour window. MTs who produce quality documentation need to not sell themselves short and demand what they are worth. It all goes back to the facilities getting what they pay for.
Are they IC status?
non-IC status

Does anyone know of a company who is hiring PT status where you don't have to work as an IC? The taxes are just a pain to take care of and I would like to continue a PT job but just havent found a company offering anything but IC status.

IC status
This sounds like D&L typing as well. Must be many out there doing it, and someone allowing them to get away with it.
You mean from OT status?
If you mean has it slowed down since the OT that was required for quite awhile recently, yes, it is back to normal work now, at least on the account I am on.
What is SE status?
se status
I have been an SE before with benefits, and I did not have the freedom to choose my own schedule. The only difference in employee/SE was that I supplied my own computer - thereby making me eligible to count my home office. Otherwise, I was just another employee.
It's SE status
It's a great company and great line rate, but no insurance or benefits, so if that's really what you need you'll have to look elsewhere.
Still, if IC/SE status, you can't always
work as much as you want because if they have FT employees, they get first shot to meet their required lines, hours, etc.
Ic status
I emailed one of them and asked how they could advertise for ICs and then dictate the hours and shifts. The response was that the job is IC because you have the choice to not accept the job if you don't like the hours!!! are you kidding me? I wish people would start to report these companies to the IRS. Again as long as they can get away with it.......
IC status.
I suspect that IC status may have been created by some predatory management types--not necessarily in the MT business--who wanted to keep hiring employees but did not want to have to keep paying for benefits. They continue to treat them as employees even though they are not. They often get away with it because people need the jobs and are afraid to rock the boat.

I am personally lucky to be with an MTSO that understands IC status and honors it.
IC Status
Re all the remarks about ICs not really being ICs most of the time per the IRS.  I support anything we can do to let the IRS know what is going on in this business with regard to ICs.  If you read the ads for ICs on any of the job boards, you quickly realize that these are not truly IC positions.  My problem is this:  I need a job.  If I take one of these positions, knowing that I am breaking the IRS rules by accepting it, then I too am liable for prosecution.  At least that is my take on it.  I would appreciate more input on this.  Should I take the risk?  I am going to call the IRS and also try to get a legal opinion.  I will post any information I obtain.
SE status?
What does SE status stand for?  Does MDI-MD offer MDI status?  Does anyone receive health and/or PTO?
SE status
SE status = statutory employee status. It's very similar to IC status except some (not all) taxes are withheld from your paychecks. MDI-MD does SE status. No health insurance or PTO.
been doing IC status for 25 out of sm
over 30 year MT and to me it is well worth it. I made alot more money and even with the taxes it was worth it. Plus, it is SO worth it as far as flexibility of scheduling!

Lots of things that you can deduct that I personally think make up for the extra employment tax situation. Just my opinion though. If you haven't been in this profession for very long though, I don't think it would be worthwhile. I guess it depends on how mucy money you are making to begin with.
been doing IC status for 25 out of sm
over 30 year MT and to me it is well worth it. I made alot more money and even with the taxes it was worth it. Plus, it is SO worth it as far as flexibility of scheduling!

Lots of things that you can deduct that I personally think make up for the extra employment tax situation. Just my opinion though. If you haven't been in this profession for very long though, I don't think it would be worthwhile. I guess it depends on how mucy money you are making to begin with. Plus its not what is worth to everybody else, its what it is worth to you. If you need flexibility then yes. you might want to try statutory status if you can find it. They pay your SS taxes but most of the time there is some flexibility in scheduling too. That is the best of both worlds in my opinion.