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I'm so sorry, guys. I hope you all get better positions soon.

Posted By: How many were laid off? nm on 2006-05-08
In Reply to: Heartland... now what do we do? - NiceGirl


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I certainly hope they were two separate positions.
Also do they have IC positions?
tia too
Both positions are for...
large teaching facilities with many different types of reports.  The test reports I did included a chest x-ray, mammogram, MRI, CAT scan, and a few interventional procedures.  So I'm thinking maybe the gross line method would be best?
Would anyone know where to find MT management-type job openings on the internet? Have been searching with no luck. TIA!
IC positions
Can anyone tell me which companies still hire ICs.  TIA!
Is there an ad for MT positions somewhere? sm
I don't see an ad here. Please let me know.
No, they are actually 2 different positions
You are the 24-hour PT fixed schedule.

For MTs who want to work 20 hours and under, they work when they are needed or something like that. It's in the other posts.

good luck with MQ
IC positions
Does anyone know of any IC jobs that allow you to work the hours you want, with just a weekly line requirement?
MDI positions
Keep checking back with them on your resume, and if nothing pans out try again in a few months. I imagine they have been flooded with resumes this week from MQers. They are usually pretty good about not overhiring and keeping the accounts staffed adequately so it all stays in TAT but people have enough work.
PT Positions
Hi - I currently work part-time for a company that is consistently running out of work (a bunch of you can probably guess which one). I am looking for somewhere where I can put in about 10 hours weekly to supplement. Can anyone recommend anywhere that would hire for such limited hours? I do not want to leave my current company just yet - only been there a year.....but do want something permanent and steady.
QA positions
This is possibly a stupid question but how do you get a job in QA?  I have been a medical Transcriptionist for over 24 years and would love to do some QA work.  Can anyone give me some insight into this?  THANKS!
QA positions
Thanks so much Heather!  That is exactly what I am going to try doing as well. 
What's with all the IC positions I'm seeing lately?

It was just a matter of a few years ago that the IRS was stomping on just about any MTSO that used what I will call (for want of a better term) the IC dodge to get out of withholding taxes, paying their share of SS, unemployment insurance premiums, etc., etc. 

At the time, the IRS published a list of something like 20 questions or criteria that had to be met for an individual to truly be considered an independent contractor - and none of the MTSOs they audited met the criteria.  I was personally involved with a company that was declared in violation and it cost them plenty.  I also heard about a number of others that were similarly penalized.

For the most part, this IC thing is just what I called it above - a DODGE.  In almost every sense, in most cases, the individual is an EMPLOYEE.  One of the criteria, for instance, included the degree of control over HOW the work was to be done, WHEN the individual had to work, etc. and it's almost impossible for an MTSO not to exercise more control than the IRS likes to see.

One explanation could be that the IRS is concentrating on other industries right now. They're so short-handed in their auditing division that they have to prioritize what they go after each year.  Maybe they thought they had cleaned this up and moved on.  If so, they should come back and take another look, because this is starting to rear its ugly head again.


Which positions and
No IC positions at Precyse. nm
At home positions
DTS America Brentwood TN has at home positions awesome management group there.
eliminated positions
Well.... I'm not sure which account you are talking about, but what actually took place was this.... for each of the .. I think 3 accounts there was a day and an evening lead MT. On the acct I worked on there was also a night lead .. though I'm not sure about the others. What they did was tell the leads that their positions were eliminated and actually created new positions, positions which were lead positions, both covering 3 accounts instead of one... plus they are required to type 600 lines on their shift... which basically means they will be of no support to the MTs.. which I felt was the most important part of my job. You will not find anything which violates labor laws in this.... As far as integrity in a company that would do that to their employees.. that is different story. Now.. what you might learn by reading through the facts on this site...


is that these people seriously violate the labor laws when it comes to the amount of work-related hours their MTs put in which they are not paid for.... now THERE is something that cannot be denied. Please tell whichever lead it is ... that I know how she is feeling.. and it shouldn't be allowed... but then..firing an employee after 28 years of working in the same hospital for fabricated reasons after you find out she knows you have been playing doctor with one of the married physicians on staff... and are afraid she might tell... well that isn't right either.. but .. it still happens all the time...the only and very best thing we can do ... is swear to be better people than those who are willing to screw the rest of us to get ahead....
Editor positions
I would be interested in becoming an Editor ... I have been an MT for 25+ years and would welcome $14.00 an hour.  Please send email.. thanks
Maybe the M-F positions are filled? Don't know
How about QA positions? May be interested.
Went on website and looks like you can only apply for MT. ?
Hospital positions

The hospitals themselves have rules that they only hire from certain states. I have never really gotten a definite answer as to why, but I believe it has to do with the state tax withholding and they are only compatible with certain states.  I work for one of these hospitals, but I could not work for the other one because of the state I live in.

It's too bad they put you through all of that without checking first. It should be one of the first things the recruiter checks for a hospital position I would think.  There is more than one hospital, so make sure you don't qualify for any of the other ones.  


do they offer QA positions?
All IC positions and they do offer

positions are all full
MD-IT psych positions
Has anyone interviewed with and heard from MD-IT regarding their psych positions?  I interviewed last week and still have not heard anything...
psych positions
Can someone tell me who MD-IT is? website? Thanks.
Most of those are inhouse positions so just
They were only hiring for 5 positions

I know that the recruiter was overwhelmed with the amount of resumes she received.  However, I do know that they go through the resumes and keep the qualified MTs on file for the next time they hire. 

The ones accepting these positions must be SM
newbies, cause I can't believe an MT with much experience would put up with it.
QC editing positions??
I am currently with Focus and have been given the choice of quitting or working a fixed shift for productivity. I now work for productivity and at least can make up for it later if I have equipment issues or no work. Know of any good ON-SHORE companies to work for?
QC Editing positions?
I also have been given only a few days, so I am putting out resumes and finding out if my #1 job has extra hours to give me (I'm only part time with my first job.) I've gotten a response from one company today.

Re Focus: I also have issues with how Focus they change their productivity sheets every few months and how they change their line count calculation back and forth whenever it suits them. The new line count calculation produces much less and when using so much time with that very cumbersome auditing software program, I figure I am lucky to bring in $12 an hour any more when I used to average over 20/hr during my 2nd month with Focus.
New graduate positions
Does anyone know any company who hires new graduates or can point me in the right direction?
Do you mean 60 positions are being affected? sm
I sent you an email.
No, I mean 60 positions open

and available for filling.  Even if she meant 16, that is quite a bit.  Again, more information available upon (E-mail) request.

Employee Positions
I am looking for a full-time employee position as I need benefits. It seems everything is IC. Does anyone know of companies that are hiring full-time employees? Thanks in advance!
What positions did you all apply for?
You can email if you'd like and we can chat about it. bewitchedmt@yahoo.com
are these IC or employee positions?
What's worse is that some of them are IC positions.

They said that the IC positions are limited
and they would need to know the reasons why we want IC.  It sounds to me that the decision regarding IC status would be theirs, not ours.
Hey, guys!
I'm glad you're here, I find that guys can sometimes tend to be a little less emotional and more objective than girls (please no flames, just MHO!). And specialties...I love path, too, but have only ever been able to do it in-house. I've been doing Onc for many, many years and love it absolutely, but it's not that easy to find at-home. I have a fabulous account now, but I work for the apparently doomed MQ, so now what? RadGuy, was it only money that motivated your stay? Do you think your account will stay with MQ? PathGuy, have you thought about tapping into more vet stuff? Will they pay better or the same?

Glad you guys are here...

Thanks guys
I took my time and used my reference materials that I have and thought I did pretty well. Guess not. There were a few questions I did not know the answer to so I guessed, but would never do that on a report. It was very disappointing.

I wish I knew what questions I got wrong. Almost like QA'ing the test would have been helpful to learn from that.

I will keep trying because I am still looking for job. Not happy where I am right now.
Hi Guys!
Well, I think I am still in shock, but the panic has been hitting hard today. I just found out this morning that one of my kids looks like he will be facing surgery on both of his eyes in July! Great timing, huh! I am just worn out! Last week took its toll both physically and emotionally.

I hope everyone finds jobs (the right one for you!) quickly!

Take care of yourselves!
How about these guys?
Any info on Aero Transcription in Maryland or U.S. Transcription in Iowa?  TIA
If I were you guys (sm)

I would start looking.  I know you reach a comfort level where you are, but TRUST ME, there are reputable companies out there (I work for one) and believe me, you are better off leaving now, before things crash down on you just when you start feeling comfortable again.  Good MT's can still find work in this country, and they are paid in dollars, not rupees.

thanks guys -- could

you e-mail the account name or some specific hint so I if apply I can be forewarned?  Thanks.


Thanks guys...
your help is sooo appreciated. From the frying pan into the fire is not a good thing.

Thanks again!!!

Hey thanks guys

As good as it feels tho to be able to feel hopeful about the future, I guess the pessimist in me wont feel truly elated until I've started my new job and quit my old one. But hell I'm happy regardless LOL It's just such a huge load off my worried mind !

Thanks again and I hope to be in close correspondence with any present and future Transcenders, maybe we can help each other out at times :D
Thanks to both you guys.

Thanks guys
for all the great info.  I will let you know how I test.
Can you guys believe this!!!

I am sick and tired of taking these so-called top notch transcription tests with the most difficult grammar questions, BOS-style like questions, abbreviations, what is a plural,etc, and only having an hour to complete the test.  I just recently jumped through hoops for a compnay I shall not name.   The VP told me I had exactly one hour to complete the all most impossible task.   Well, I passed her fricking test.  Then, she told me to gear up I had exactly until the end of the day to complete her 4 wave files.  I completed them.  After all this, she had the nerve to offer me a full-time IC position at 7 cpl.  The wave files I heard require more than 7 cpl and why on god's green earth would I take an IC job doing acute care for 7cpl, I would be losing money.  Then, she had the nerve to set a schedule for me Monday-Friday starting from 9 am to 5 pm.  No thank you.  I will keep right on looking.  I do not need this stress.  I am going in-house.  I simply outdone. 

Thanks for letting me vent.

Thanks guys
I appreciate the straight dope about this place. We all probably know what to expect with any national company, so we gotta look after ourselves ultimately. Medquist and Transcend have failed me pretty bad so I'm gonna try and do whatever I can (within reason) to make this work.

I'm hopeful.

Thanks again and thanks for the All Caps trick !