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I'll never work for another co. that isn't 100% U.S.!!! NEVER! nm

Posted By: MadMT on 2006-05-09
In Reply to: There are companies that take a stand against offshore and mean it. sm - Angry4U


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That's going to be nuts...I do ASR work too, plus work split shifts. We'll NEED a spread shee
I'll love to know who you work for. I also work every weekend with no extra pay.
It'd be nice to get paid for all the nights and weekends I work.
Pretty soon they'll have us pay them to work
It's the same with most companies anymore. Here's how to tell a lot about the company before you aggravate yourself with training, etc.

Who has the most job offers posted? How frequently do they post them? If you see a company trying to hire all day, every day of the week they have a problem, because those they do hire do not stay.

A position that has to be posted so frequently is not a job worth having. Someone left that job for a reason, and it's probably the same reason you won't want that job either.

Tell me, does this sound like a job you would want?

IC at 6 cents a line - You have to give them a schedule when you work, and if you aren't working they call and beat you over the head?

Pretty soon, as I said, they will have us working for free, or worse we will owe them money to sit and type all day. LOL.
That's what happens with me, too; it'll work at the beginning of the day but then not.
My tech guy said he'd look into it but I'm thinking it's just a glitchy program. 
I'll bet this one's a real joy to work for.....
Go to work for them and you'll find out
If you ask for more lines, they'll work with you (NM)
Believe me, you'll work weekends so don't
go bragging just yet. Chances are M-F will find you running out of work.
I'll tell you how its taking work

Say you, and others like you, come on (or remain on) at the beginning of my shift.  The work volumes drop dramatically as YOU make up your hours - TAT issues or not.  By the time you've made up your time, there's maybe an hour's worth of work left.  That runs out rapidly as my shift was already FULLY staffed, and I get stuck sitting there the whole 12 hour window - and if I'm lucky enough work will trickle in during those extra 4 hours that ALL of us scheduled to work my shift that are fighting for it can get their time in and call it a night.

Night after night I run out of work an hour or 2 before my 8 hours are in.  Sometimes I only have 20 minutes left to type - but I am forced to sit there 4 extra hours in order to get that stupid 20 minutes - knowing I'll be short EVERY night, so if I don't make my 8 tonight, the chances of me making it up another day are very slim, because everyone is flexing all over the place.  Sure it gives us perfect TAT - it also gives us 4 hours of our lives a day, wasted and unpaid!

No I do NOT want to make it up on my days off.  I am already spending 12+ hours a day chained to my workstation.  My days off are sacred for my sanity.  Maybe it doesn't bother you, but it certainly bothers me, and I quit the last job I had where flexing 24/7 was expected.

I know you need to make your hours.  We all do.  The MTs are just doing what they have to do.  The only real solution is to STOP OVERHIRING.  Otherwise flexing eventually gets forced on every employee on every shift, whether they mind it or not!

I guess you'll find out when you go to work there....sm
Just be sure to not resign from Transcend until you see if this other company is truly all they told you they would be.
Not much. They offshore, too. You'll get all the crap work.

Great idea. I'll work on this in
I don't think you'll find any work here..unless you have a C-phone...
Not much work here to keep me busy or even make my line requirements.
We must work for the same place.. I'll email you (nm)
I'll work for them again if they get another eScription account.
The one I was on was lost. Not too heart broken as it was a pain in the butt account.
You'll have work today, but not tomorrow.
You'll work twice as hard to get half as much, it seems
2 Months There--ENOUGH! Only work you'll get plenty of there..sm
 Was there less than 2 months.  The only work you'll get plenty of there is unpaid work, demographics, looking up names the dictator won't spell... if you complaint about the above, they'll terminate your contract.  Thus, hard to get line count...there is little of that!
They'll work with the report being created in front of them...sm

With all the times I've had residents, PAs, or NPs dictate sentences, erase them, start again, erase them, and then end up saying go back to where I said [fill in the blank] and put [such and such] instead, I can't see a machine being able to correctly interpret all that.  If they work with the document being created in front of them, they can fix all this stuff as they go along. Just highlight the old stuff they want out and replace it with the new stuff they really wanted.

I can't see the computers picking up medication errors, dosage errors, incorrect dates, new operative equipment, being able to correctly flag right/left, or correct spelling of cc'd physicians' names. Most likely there is another program running with it that would do a pop screen for amoxicillin 5000 mg tid to question it. Physician names are probably in a pop up screen too. Of course, it's not going to correct everything but when the COX-2 inhibitors were taken off the market do you think a human could go through all 5,785 charts to find the people who had been prescribed Celebrex to call them to tell them to stop taking it? Of course not.  It's not a matter of IF MT's will be replaced, it's already happening.



Even if you're FT, you'll be lucky to have enough work to get your lines,
lol You'll be hard pressed to find work with
First rule, never work for a company who says "I'll pay you when I get paid." sm
This is unacceptable. Any company with a decent client base gets paid at least net 30 days. I previously operated a small service and paid my subcontractors twice monthly despite being paid net 30 days by my physician groups. Yes, it was a hardship for me, but I brought those who worked hard to help me maintain my service first. Any company who pays their workers when they get paid, does not deserve to employ others. Plain and simple there is no excuse for this. Please, please find a company who values your work instead of using you.
Worst company to work for. Read the archives and you'll
be hard pressed to find anything good about this company. 
If you'll read through past posts you'll find lots of
recent info.  Why do you need menitoring if you already work as an MT.  Unless you do clinic work most companies will require you to work at least one weekend day, at least initially. 
You'll work as an employee, not IC. Need your own C-phone and pay for your own long distance line
Workin, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that one of the suggestions will work for you too. nm
If you'll read the archives you'll find out everything
you want to know, none of it good.
Probably figure you'll want Way more than they'll offer, whatever it might be. :) nm
If you'll read more carefully you'll see
I was referring to AFTER she's missed out on a job, having a friend do sort of an audit to tell her what what was wrong with her test she submitted -- not cheating.
I'll take that hat!
Take ur hat off to me cuz I work at MedQuist, have plenty of work and make a lot of money - and they do leave me alone which is kewl. Been with 'em for 8 years too!
hey, it's ya'll

No, no, no, it's Yu'll for "you will"
I think you'll like VR
I work for MDI on the eScription VR platform, good accounts, good pay, and I need team mates to help with the backlog of work (I'm on 2nd shift). I highly recommend it. I have been on VR for 3 years and have found it more profitable than straight transcription, and much easier on the wrists/hands.
now I'll be looking for one
because I think the hours thing (except so they have an idea of when you work to regulate work flow) is bull.
I'll try.. sm
I am happy at OSi. I've been with them for two years now. I've been doing well with them. My main account was a little low on work over the summer, but is back to being pretty busy. Even when it was low, I had my backups. I've been there long enough and have worked on enough accounts that I can grab backup work from several different accounts but usually don't need it. We use the Extext platform and I love it. The best part of it is being able to pull up samples, past reports, etc. That is what helped me move into being able to do op notes which I hadn't done before but now do plenty of. On my main account, I barely have any ESL and the few I do are very easy. I've worked on VA and there are a few more ESL on those, but only a few were very difficult. To compensate, you are allowed a couple of blanks on those anyway, and like I said, when you can pull up other reports for these dictators, it helps a lot anyway. Compared to what I see in some of the job ads, I feel I'm compensated pretty well. There are frequently incentives offered. For the most part, I'm left alone to work and am not bugged. I'm able to do above my 12,000, lines per pay period and also work as an IC with another company to boot. I am paid by direct deposit on time, every time. Never ever a problem with that. The couple of times there has been a problem with my check, say an incentive having been left off or something like that, I've had a manual check cut and in the mail right away. Hopefully this post will be allowed to stay and won't be overrun by those that weren't happy at OSi, but I couldn't be happier there.
You'll get it ----

It won't be the correct amount, but you'll eventually get it.  I'm outta there.  Today was my last day.

Thanks. I'll do that. NM
You'll never know if you don't try.
I would just go for it. Make sure though that you are checking and double checking everything, and look up anything you don't know for sure. This will take a while but eventually you'll get used to the job and you'll be glad you tried it. Good luck.
I'll bet
and you've never made a typo?
I'll 3rd IT

Allstate Transcription started a mentoring program that is very much needed in our industry, and I am pleased to say that I have been a team player for two or three months now!  In this program, Deb, the owner, gives people who have gone through some kind of course an opportunity to work on real accounts with real TATs.  In addition, she provides MEGA feedback with all kinds of documentation to sites for the interns to read.  Deb nor the editors can make anyone do anything.  The intern has to WANT to learn more and improve and has to have the capacity of breaking a habit of doing things their way versus the AAMT BOS way.  Deb will do flips backwards just to help someone succeed with multiple second chances.  In the real world, if you can't produce an accuracy of 98% and above, you will be terminated.  In Deb's defense, she cannot continue to allow a person who is not progressing to fill a slot when she has others begging to get into the program.  It seems that everyone here has a clear understanding of the bigger picture ~ producing 98% accurate work to a client so that they can provide the BEST care to the patient - afterall, it is the patient whose well-being is at stake here.   Carla     

I'll try them both. Thanks.:)

Thanks - I'll try that! - nm
I'll second that!!!
The reason I work for my current company is that they keep all work in the US! I am so glad that I found them!
I'll bet that you do.

You'll never see
10 cpl from MQ even if you truly, truly deserve it.
I'll second that
at least animals are honest about their dishonesty.
I'll second that!
I was hired by Cymed in the fall of 2005, and it really wasn't a very bad place to work, although not the absolute best, but then SPi bought them out in the summer of 2006, and the changes REALLY became evident in the fall of 2006. I started running out of work more and more each day, the account managers were constantly changing, my pay checks started getting screwed up (they stopped paying me my second shift differential that I always got with CyMed), and the office staff was just plain RUDE. I finally got completely fed up and left back in February 2007 and went to Keystrokes and have been 1,000 times happier!
i'll second all of that!
I'll second that!
Love, love, love it there! Never been so happy with a job before!
thank you, I'll try it!!

I'll bet this is TT