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Huh?? I was just thinking how calm the boards had

Posted By: been. Guess there must be drama somewhere. nm on 2006-01-13
In Reply to: Mr./Ms. Moderator pleeeeeeze!!! - full moon madness???


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it was pretty calm
for a while, but it was like everything went nuts today for some reason. Then I remembered it's Fri. the 13th and the moon's full. Maybe there's something to that luna tic stuff.
Okay, now calm down, it's okay. I see a hand too sm
when I have the message open, then scroll down to see the list, it is pointing to the one I have open. Do they have rooms with a view there?
OK, everybody calm down. Anybody can have an off day once in awhile.
Happy: Please calm down.
you reall need to calm down..
sometimes people sense that and ignore.
Calm down. It's easy. I know the pay isn't fun,
Calm down, Webbers. This isn't SM
the pay cut you're imagining because you didn't listen to the message. I've been through this before at another MTSO.

It's actually good news in that moving to a more efficient platform means management is working to save our jobs in a very competitive, unstable market by increasing our output, and thus our value to the hospitals.

My prior MTSO changed my accounts from transcription to VR eScription, a platform challenging others with its efficiencies. At first average line counts shot up dramatically, and so did the initial paychecks--definitely happy time for fast learners. As everyone learned the platform, the line rate was adjusted to market rates--i.e., what a company has to pay to get skilled editors. If it hadn't been adjusted, people who had been making $30-60K would have been making many thousands more for the same work.

Now, why I'm at Webmedx these days: My primary account also insisted on offshoring or paying only offshore rates. That MTSO didn't do conferences and webinars, though, but instead kept us completely in the dark about what was happening. There came months of evasions, deceptions, outright lies to direct questions, disappearing work--and further pay cuts--until the day we were finally told the truth and offered a chance to move to other accounts.

Also, unlike WMX, that MTSO had already done extensive offshoring. Since WMX has been keeping its work here all along, I see no reason to doubt their sincerity when they say they will continue to try to do so. I also feel WMX has been as honest with me as I can reasonably expect from a corporation in today's culture.

BTW, let's please keep discourse to a more professional and dignified level. For my part, my relationship with an MTSO is a mutually profitable business one in the employer-employee form. They need the skills I have, and I sell this client my technical expertise, knowledge, judgment, and time. Rude and foolish messages to my client do not speak for me.

Best wishes.
Just wanted to say, that was a nice calm
and thorough review of a company, no huge emotions, you presented the positives and a negative, didn't ridicule anyone who might have problems, and offered a kind bit of help if needed.  If only everyone posted responses like your's, we'd all have a better picture of our potential employers. Just wanted to say thanks for this thoughtful answer.  I really mean that.
My post was calm as well and meant to
are looking at the big picture and trying to be proactive in all arenas of life.  I will handle my hatred/anger in my own way and at least am healthy enough to recognize that I feel it. Hatred is a valid emotion - it's what you do with the hatred that makes it ugly versus productive.  To date, I have not honestly met an Indian phone rep who has been able to help me efficiently.  Some have seemed to grasp my needs, only for me to hang up and find out later they were clueless to my situation.  Yes, Indians do understand and are quite accepting when I explain that I wish to speak to a US worker.The US workers always ALWAYS thank me for asking for them, as it does help them with job security. Again, I said I do it in a friendly and kind manner - if the truth hurts the Indian worker, that is not my fault. And yes, if all of us did that every day, you would quickly see the Indian call service centers crumble.  That will happen a lot faster than trying to lobby politically or contact my congressman! That's a waste of time - been there, done that. You choose your plan of action and I choose mine. So far, mine is working for me.  I found a great job with a great company and I can sleep a bit better at night knowing that I am taking a stand, albeit a friendly one, for our country and our workers, our families.  You pointed out something, as did I.
The calm happy MTs you speak of

But that's OK.  You'll find out how professionally perfect you feel when your wages are cut, your platform is turned inside out and upside down, your primary account is leaving and you are only informed of it the day they go, you have no work, and you're expected to be grateful to still have a job.  Then you can come here crying about it and find a clone of yourself to tell you its you're own fault and you're probably incompetent, and sneer at you for having victim mentality to rub salt in your wounds.

Clients and MTSOs consider us faceless nobodys, and have better things to do than read this board.  They frankly don't care what we say, good or bad.  All we have to talk to is one another.

I love ExText...calm down..it'll be okay
ExText is extremely easy. You've got your demographics screen...easy...and then you're in your document.  You know what's great about ExText? It's so easy to search for past reports by provider, by patient, by MT.  It's very straight forward and a very easy system to learn in my opinion.  You get past the demo screen, finish the document, ctrl-N, it spellchecks, you're done. Voila!
Wow....calm down. She simply stated it wrong..
All you have to do is say don't you mean...

Take a Xanax lately? Just a thought.
At first I was thinking that you were being unrealistic, not thinking about taxes, benefits, etc. bu
surprised to find that you are not asking the moon. Let me clarify a few things: Rates charged are not as high as 0.25 per line, but no one that has U.S. employees goes as low as 0.115 or they would not be able to pay their bills. A more realistic range is 0.125-0.165, and that top end is hard to find, most falling at 0.14-0.15 per line.

The rates of pay you propose are very reasonable IF the following is true: These are seasoned MTs who do not need a lot of hand-holding, QA or blanks filled in, unless a very difficult/impossible doctor.

How about a scale based on experience and accuracy of 0.09 - 0.105 per line (acute care), and $1.15-$1.30 per report (radiology)?

The VR one is tough as everyone, MTs and MTSOs and facilities are still feeling their way on this. As an MTSO who was an MT, I feel that VR editing is as difficult to do as regular transcription. I don't think that it should be substantially less pay or charged less as the end product is still the same.

Funny thing here? My company already follows that scale. We should work together, not at odds, to reinforce this industry and bring it back to where it should be, right here in the U.S.A. with a decent paycheck.
Where is the flame. It was only stated that you had incorrect info. Calm down a little
We can see you dont like the company but there are those that do like it.

We can state our opinions as well.

No one was flaming you.
You put it in all caps. You need to calm down. Caps means yelling.
Liar is slander and I hope you did not use your real initials.
Can someone tell me some of the other job boards
Could someone tell me what some of the other job boards are? Thanks I've been with the same company a long time and never had to look before
look here and other job boards. sm.
I'm not sure if the sites can be mentioned here but if you search on this forum and do a search for MT jobs you'll have quite a few companies that are hiring.  Good luck. 
What you read on the boards is not always
the gospel truth.

If clocking in/out isn't for you, that's fine. That doesn't mean it is a bad practice.

If I were a company accountable for employee hours, I'd make you clock in and out. Otherwise, you'd have to be an IC. Makes perfect sense to me.

You don't KNOW anything about Spheris if you haven't worked for them. You are only speculating with rumors.
OSI's management has been all over these boards
making up a different moniker for each happy, happy OSi employee they pretend to be throughout the day. Just the fact that they have nothing better to do than this and the fact that they're such immature deceptive babies just shows the lack of class that is running this company.

They show their lack of professionalism on here every day and they think we're all too stupid to notice.
They posted on all the MT boards.
I did not like the tone of their ad.  If you pass our test we'll call you, etc.  Like they are doing you a favor.  Hello, without MTs you don't have a business.  On their website it says their rates start at 7.5 cpl for the clients.  How much do the MTs make then?  I'm really sick of these places making money off our digits and not paying more than McDonalds.   I think they offshore too. I guess I'm in a bad mood. Sorry.
what do you expect. We keep saying on these boards
that things are going down the tubes, then some Pollyanna's get on and gush about how great their business is doing and you must have poor skills if you can't get paid more than 3 cpl, bla,bla,bla. Look at the big picture. MT is going to get worse, not better.
Lots of boards on here. ..
Guess I'm confused. . .I asked this question on the Gab Board and someone suggested that I ask it on the Company Board.
If you would have read the boards here
you would have known that SPi is the WORST company you could have gone with.
Here we go again! These boards are supposed to be here for HELP
and not for constant company bashing by someone who so obviously has an axe to grind for some reason. I for one am so sick of this!
Check the job boards.

I wonder if they check these boards?
I kinda hope they do, so they can see how highly regarded they are and how pleased their employees are with them.

TT is the best, and I say that having been around the proverbial MT 'block' more than a few times, lol!
You again. Do you comb the boards sm
for the negative (and it's very mild what I said, isn't it) to rush in and tell us how many pink ponies and rainbows came out of your butt because you work for Webmedx?
The whole point of these boards
Is to read entire threads, Einstein.

If for no other reason, to avoid making stupid comments just like YOU did in this thread.

Are YOU the boss of the boards?

Obviously not, since you can't even follow a simple thread and control your impulsive behavior until you've read (and comprehended) the entire conversation.

Just like a 4th grader with ADD.

Company reading boards

Boy do the companies read these boards and when they find out that you are asking any questions about them or should you post anything negative about them -- they zing you a good one.  Nothing like freedom of speech or expressing one's opinion.  



These boards should be for accurate information
and not for speculation.  Zylomed did at one point, several years ago, offshore a small amount of work to Indian because they could not find American MTs who could/would do the very difficult doctors.  This work was eventually ALL given to American MTs - I know because I trained the MTs to do this work.  Zylomed DOES NOT outsource any work.
Management watches these boards
and I wouldn't be surprised if they don't input most of the superlative blurbs. 
I ran a search on a couple of boards. Came up dry.
I too would like to hear something about this company.  Feel free to email.
post your resume on the various job boards.
I've had offers from several companies that don't advertise positions for whatever reason.   I have had my current position 5 years from a company that didn't advertise, though they now do. 
Read the boards this week and it will tell you.
I'm not saying she has some valid points but MTSOs really need to be a little more refined. If she has things to say to someone say them privately not publicly. Most of the good MTs know all this and do not need an MTSO to blow off steam. I don't think the MTs need to be blowing off either but they are not an MTSO and the MTSO needs to preserve their image as professional.
Yes. Search the boards. Plenty there. nm
Read the job boards and see what the companies

require as far as shift, equipment, etc.  Weed out the ones you may not have equipment for or that you don't want to work their shift or do lots of ESLs.   Read the archives on companies you might be interested in.  

There is no comparison list.  You just have to do your homework and investigate.  Maybe a good company to you is one that offers insurance, but a good company to someone else is lots of work and low ESLs. 


Post your resume on the job boards and see
what response you get. 
The companies don't own these boards nor monitor them. nm
These boards are to communicate ABOUT a company
yes i could just call them, but we have these boards to use as communication als nm
I use DVI and am internet-based. Look on the job boards to
see what equipment requirements are.  Post your resume on the job board. 
They are not allowed to talk about anything on the boards. nm
Many many comments about them if you search the boards. nm
Another "?" is why is there no mention of Acusis anywhere on MT boards? nm
Medware. Hiring on many different boards...
all this while the fresh road kill has not even been scrubbed off the street.
No, but she plays one on MT message boards.
Does anyone using these boards work inhouse? - sm

      And if so, where did you search for the job?   I've noticed that on the job boards here, it's not only all national companies, but also pretty much the same ones, too.  And of course the pay scale is the same old crumbs, as well.  Is there any one place that hospitals and clinics go to recruit for experienced MTs, or do you just have to slog through the job-lists on each separate institution's website?  There are a few where I'd post my resume tonight if I could, just so they could have it on file, but frequently you can't do that unless they're actively recruiting.  Anyway, for me 2008 is hopefully going to mean finding gainful employment again, and any ideas you might have would be greatly appreciated! 



sorry - i don't visit those boards. I was only referring

labor boards and lawyers
A nice thought, but in today's economy, it is an employer's market. And we are ....hate the dreaded word....human resources, commodoties to used up and discarded. The only way anything could be achieved is if none of us had to eat during the time it took to get organized. Got a plan?
Word Boards and Dorlands
I feel so old! When I first started I always had a Dorlands by my side, and there were no Stedman's word books or software
Perhaps they recognized your rants on these boards
Just a guess.