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I'm not sure....but...current FI employee

Posted By: sm on 2006-02-25
In Reply to: Focus Infomatics - QA Pay - sassygrandma

I currently work at Focus and I will probably get blasted for this but here goes.
For VR editing you get 4 cpl. For transcription they pay 8 cpl. They DO have benefits if you are hired on employee status and they have direct deposit. I am currently working there as an IC doing transcription and I am making excellent money. I have had no problems whatsoever with them. Everyone has been extremely nice and I have no problems reaching someone for tech support, hr questions, or just general questions. They do not work you like a dog. I work a very comfortable schedule that I made for myself and I make great money doing it. I have not done any VR as of yet because I have not been trained to do so. They will be setting me up at some point to do that as well as my transcription. But only if I choose.
They do not pressure you or force you into doing anything. You have the ability to choose what is right for you.
I just thought I'd give you a little perspective from someone who actually works there.

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