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I am still making good money with a natl. Not giving up yet. Just need about 10 more years and I a

Posted By: Really? on 2006-05-23
In Reply to: Yep. Which is exactly why I'm giving up on nationals. - Going with a small service and back to basics. nm


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I'm with them. Good work environment, easy accounts and I'm making really good money. nm

It is the only place I have been for 5 years that I feel I am not being ripped off and making money
I work hard but I did for the other companies too and bit by bit more things were stripped away and I would end up making half again. Keystrokes has given me confidence again, and I am making money. That is the name of the game, that is me though. I love it here.
Are you making good money there?

Glad you are happy. You making good money there? sm
as well?
Is it good work ethic to ask to change accounts at natl company? Please SM

I work for a national company and overall I've been quite happy. However, they changed my primary account last fall, and I have been miserable since then. It is a teaching hospital, several hundred docs, tons of different rules about format, etc, that change almost daily, 80% ESL, and I am very unhappy with it and making less now than I have in the last 7 years I've been doing acute care transcription because I'm so slow on it. I get paid 8.5/line.

My question is, is it wrong to ask to change accounts? My quality is great, they are very happy with my work, and in fact have mentioned that many MTs have quit rather than do this account, and of course I realize someone has to do it. I'm so unhappy, yet I don't want to appear incompetent or a cherry picker, etc, if I were to ask for a change (which they would not have to do), and I would like to stay with this company if only I could find a way to be happy with the work, because it is a good place overall. Any thoughts on this? Thank you.

Are they giving you grief over not making quota?
Ignore her. You can get a job with them without giving someone that rude any money.
stop giving politicians money to sell us down river..nm
making money
I meant to say that I'm frustrated not making money where I am working, and wondering if it is possible to make money at Breitner?
Why are you not making money?
Is there no work?
making money

I'm not working for Breitner at this time. I'm working for T. I have work. I simply hate everything about this company.

I've read the posts about not getting paid at Breitner, but has this happened recently? 

Is there a good paying job with good benefits anywhere?

Thanks for the answers.


And that's the BIG one - will keep you from making money. Isn't that enough?
End up making less money one way or another.

Might as well settle for less money, because by the time the companies send you the ****** work, you will end up making less money anyway. 

Sometimes I wish I only did clinic work -- I think I could make just as much as doing this VR left-over acute care.

Doing VR and making money

Everyone can flame like they want but I have noticed on here that people are sitting and waiting for work, end of the pay period. if you got a decent account doing VR plus regular mixed in with it, you would be amazed at what you can make. I am not management, am not being a cheerleader for any particular company but what I am saying sitting and waiting on a particular place to have work sometime in the future is just crazy. I know everyone says they are not doing work they were not trained for but to stay around and stay in this particular kind of work, it seems to be going that way towards VR. I was trained for regular straight typing with transcription and now I really hate to do straight transcription work. It can be done and everyone on her complaining of no work should really find a place that suits them and where they donít have to worry about not making a living.

Making money at UST
I worked there a couple of years ago and at that time it was like any other company, had good times when there was a lot of work and other times where it was very slow for awhile, but I haven't worked there for about 2 years. I agree with the poster above about the pros and cons, but would have to disagree with the president being a sweetheart. I did not have the same experience as the above poster did, but other than that the poster was dead on about the pros and cons.
If your going to be an RN just for more money your making a mistake..sm
I was an RN and I hated it.  Horrible hours, awful doctors with egos, patients who have no respect for you, etc.  People who are RNs do if for the love of helping people, not money.
So the company is not making any money???
The oil companies tell us they are not making any money either! Wonder how they can all manage to stay in business.
I'm very happy there. Making more money
than I've made in a very long time.  QA nice but tough.  Excellent insurance that is very affordable. 
It is like people who are not making money get mad at the ones who are....
doesn't make sense...I love working for Keystrokes...make good money, leads are fantastic and I have great accounts...
Compared to what I'm making now, "a lot of money"

Do you REALLY believe the MTSO is making more money off VR? Did it
occur to you that they are charging the client less because they have to? Please don't make comments like that unless and until you actually know what you're talking about.
There are MTs making this type of money.. It's just too bad that you cannot fathom it! nm
Anyone making more money with national company than (sm)
when you worked for a hospital, taking into account the benefit package you had with the hospital?  If so, any explanation as to how you are doing better or worse would be much appreciated. 
Like I said before...you start making decent money
and they find a way to keep your line count down.  After 8 years of this BS, I'm looking outside of transcription. 
Note about the MTs making lots of money - sm

I, too, routine make lots of money in this field.  I have to laugh at the naysayers.  They can't see how it is possible.  Well, it is.  The jobs are few and far between but they are there.  I have made $$ on accounts with and w/o gross line pay, actually more money on the one w/o the gross line.  Depends on way too many factors to be able to put down here.  Here are a few:

1.  I work hard.

2.  I am an excellent MT.

3.  I do not go on message boards, surf the net, answer the phone, do laundry, etc. when I am working.  I get in the zone.  Nothing interrupts me. 

4.  I never settled for mediocre pay.  I searched and searched for the companies I knew I could make money with. 

5.  I've been doing this a LONG time and know my stuff.

6.  I am extremely organized. 

7.  I went to college for MT and worked in-house for a long time before working at home.  This in itself is a HUGE key to knowing your stuff.

The people who make good money at MT are kind of like people who have lost a lot of weight.  Everyone wants to know their secret.  Well, there is no secret to either.  Both take a lot of hard work and know-how.  There are no gimmees in life; you have to search it out, work your butt off to achieve and work hard to keep it.  No one said it was easy.  Life is hard.  It is what you make it. 

Build people up instead of tearing them down.  Be glad for people who can achieve.  Learn from them.  That is how you grow as a person. 

Good day!

I had a hard time making money. Nice people though! nm
FUNNIEST THING..they all think you're making all this big money (LMAO) -nm

I am curious about the amount of money I am making at this time. I make around $700 every week and
I am wondering if this is average or if I am selling myself short as an IC.
Good one..LOL!! Thanks for giving me my laugh for today. (nm)

LOL! Good one..thanks for giving me my laugh for the evening! (nm)
Have you been making less than $16/hr for 11 years?
I hope not.  If so, poor you after 11 years!  If not, you better get ready for the pay cut.
Thansk for giving me a good laugh! LOL Great point!
I was making 6.5 cpl in 1975!!! So --- 30 years later,
does gas still cost what it did in 1975? NOT!

Is housing the same as in the 70s? NOT!

Can you fill your grocery cart for what it cost you in 1975? NOT!

(In fact, here in 2008, can you afford to fill your grocery cart at ALL? NOT!)

So I'd sure like to know why they think they can get away with paying us 70's wages, or why we accept the insulting pittance they pay, when we have to pay 21st-century prices for everything.

I've pretty much had it with working for the middlemen (MTSO's), and applaud the few hospitals and clinics that have kept their work on-site. That's where I'm headed next, folks, even if it means pulling up stakes and moving.
I was making .06 cpl in 1977. So even 10 years ago,
the wage of .06 cpl for medical transcription was a complete ripoff by the MTSO.

I suppose, 10-15 more years down the line, when a box of Cheerios costs 11.50, a gallon of gas is 29.95, and the average 1-bedroom apartment rents for around 3700.00/month, they'll STILL expect us to work for .06 cpl. After all, they've gotten away with it for the last 30 years, why not 30 more?
Does this natl possibly start with a big W?
I just left a company after 10 years, making only
Having the years in MTing is making no difference
with the pay. If that were the case I would be making the big $$$ as I have over 30 years. You are either going to have to learn or find another profession, that is unless you are perhaps working for a specialty group of physicians, not these companies. I was outsourced from a hospital position to a company. Do you really think that company takes into consideration the years I have in? Nah, doesnít happen. Having said that, I am extremely happy I know VR and use it now, only work an 8 hour day and can make good money doing that.
10.75 and 11 cpl is Great. I have 25+ years and only making 9cpl as employee and 10 cpl as IC- Do

Do you mind e-mailing me you employer if they are hiring?

I know of someone with years of experience making 8-1/4 cpl doing mostly Op notes. Think pay starts
Why should I go back to making 9 cpl when I make 11 cpl now?? I made 8 cpl over 12 years ago.
I left after nine years in June before the pay cut and I am very happy in my new position and making
I just spent about the last 5 years doing work I hate because the money -sm
was so good. Which is more important to you? Sounds to me like you'd rather take the one with the type of work you enjoy more. It didn't hurt me to do that work all that time. The money was so good, it made it seem more enjoyable. Isn't it so nice though that you have a choice!
I worked there for abour 4-1/2 years and made excellent money.
I hated to leave but I was only scheduled PT but allowed to work up to 40 hours a week as I wanted. Certain family obligations made me have to choose between FT at Spheris or my local accounts and I chose my local accounts.

I was pulling in about $40,000 a year.
Exactly. Gave mine up years ago. Waste of time & money.
I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them ! - sm
no complaints from me. Incentive pay and line differential !!! I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them!!
They actually think they're making themselves look GOOD to us!
$7/hour is pretty darn good, I was making
the MT inexperience, as the inexperienced is all they are able to hire. Seasoned MT's know better than to go there.
If you aren't management & you're making good
money on VR, then why are you so desperate to attack those who don't want to do VR & try to shove it down their throats? A fellow MT wouldn't do that. They'd simply say they like it & how much they make rather than having a meltdown over other MTs not being thrilled about the switch....
You won't see your money. Come together and get her shut down for good.
Me 3, made good money with less cpl than now. nm
Used to make good money
My income has dropped by $20,000 in the past 2 years working at Spheris, and from what I understand new hires get paid even less.