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I did some overflow work for Landmark.. they are wonderful to work for.. very nice people.. pay was

Posted By: nm on 2005-10-13
In Reply to: Two job offers - very undecided - - KB0520


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As a whole.. nice people to work for, decent benefits but the get off/on the system, work/no work,
is maddening. I couldnt pay my bills or even work the schedule I was assigned. They would ask us not to work until work built up in the evenings and I specifically wanted to work days as I have kids etc. It just didnt work out for me but to each his own. It just seems there has to be a better balance in this business that what is happening.
Very nice people, nice place to work. nm


Yes, nice QA (and nice people in general), but very little work right now. nm
I agree also. Keystrokes is a wonderful company with very, very nice and helpful people. I would
like much more work, at least 12,000 lines each pay period.
Nice people to work for.
Pay is higher than other MTSO.  QA is very helpful and always encouraging.  I never heard anything negative, even when I did make a mistake.  The only reason I left is because I was offered a local account with a surgery center.  I would go back in a heartbeat if I needed work. 
I do. Very nice people. I have plenty of work sm
Pay is on time. Nobody bothers me. I have a great account and wonderful software that is Word based,but they have several accounts a couple of different platforms, so not sure what the others are like.
Future-Net as IC, although work can be low. Nice people. nm
Yep. Me too. Nice people, great place to work!
Nice people to work with. Lines never added up though.
I couldn't tell you about the benefits because I was part-time and didn't need them at that time. They use Dragon MT as their platform. I personally didn't like it.
Nice people. I constantly ran out of work and had to move on. nm
Nice people, agreed; very frustrating to work for, though.
I have to agree that the people are very nice. That's about as far as goes, however. The platform is clunky (We're working on a new one has been the constant refrain for years, with no real sign of it's birth anytime soon).

To answer the original question, I'm able to average about 250 lph, even with the craptacular platform (mostly due to a few docs with regular patter lending themselves to a lot of canned text); that said, I would likely be getting 350 lph or more with similar effort elsewhere.

Back on the negative side, however, the communication there sucks. Maybe 1 in 10 e-mails to management is acknowledged, let alone answered.

Very frustrating.
Nice people but low work, and yes I have multiple accounts!! nm
outsource to India; not enough work, ran out of constantly; some really nice people, though (nm)
Nice people, easy clinic work, leave you alone, but low pay. nm
No, it isn't nice. Most people do acute care, rad, or clinics. Work
Nice people, can be low on work especially in the early part of the week SM
Be warned, they don't pay for normal reports.
RE: I've been with Transform for 2 months and so far, so good. Nice people to work with, (sm)
pay is on time, direct deposit, etc. 
I just stated with them. Nice people, work out of Word, and pay increases with production. nm
A majority of at-home MT is overflow work with in-house getting the bulk of the work. If they clean
They are wonderful! Pay on time, work always available, wonderful
Very nice owner, nice work, nice place - sm
the leave you alone.  I left because they do not budge from their pay which was kind of mediocre.  I would go back if I had to because they were extremely nice.
overflow work
I work 20 hr/wk for SPi/CyMed on radiology. They need radiology MTs for Tue-Sat schedule right now. I work Sun-Thur. I have no benefits but I'm on social security and this works gret for me as a supplement to my SS check. I've been with them 1 year this week. I'll be out for hand surgery in a few weeks and I know for sure they'll need somebody then! I also know my supervisor will work with you on scheduling. I work for the Ohio office but I live in South, hurricane alley. Yes, Katrina got me but I have bounced back! I don't know if it's OK to give out my super's phone number, but if OK with admin of site, e-mail me for info. Best regards!
It is also only p.r.n./overflow work
I left a lot of blanks as well.  I'm not so sure I could strain that much.  Being overflow work is tough nookies to find a rhythm as well and I wonder how spaced apart the time would be before receiving the dictation.  Glad I'm not alone as even volume control and slowing down/speeding up was not really helping at all.  Oh well....  only lost about 1/2 an hour all in all. 
Yes, it is all overflow - and there is not enough work for everyone! no msg
Work is easy, very nice owner, pays weekly, work in Word.

Pay is always on time, direct deposit, very nice management to work with, and DQS platform, work
load normally busy, but low now because of the summer slow down on my accounts.  Sound an issue on some accounts, but not others.  Overall, wonderful company.
I also do overflow work for a clinic..
I charge 10 cpl, but I know that their other replacement charges 12 cpl. If it were a specialty clinic (mine currently is family practice and easy work), I would charge no less than 12 cpl. I'm not sure but it may also depend on where you live geographically.  I live in Idaho so I'm sure since our cost of living here is fairly cheap and that would be the standard. If you live in a larger place, maybe you could easily ask for more. Just giving you my input..
I got hit with router, but they only do overflow work
and we ran out of work constantly. They play favorites big time, so the good work goes to a few people and the rest of us got the left-over garbage. The tech ruined my computer and that cost me a big bucks to get fixed.
I work for a company that does overflow and I have been

with them for 5+ years.  I have never not had any work and rarely has there been a day when there weren't extra lines available.  A couple of times the hospital's system has gone down and they have asked if anyone wanted a a day off, or could adjust their schedule to work different hours than usual, but I think that has only happened twice.    I have a lot of dictators, though I tend to get the same 30 or so regularly. 

It all depends on how the contract is setup, if they get a certain # of minutes a day, or if they just get whatever in-house can't handle. 

anyone know of overflow or vacation work available?
I work 2 jobs that I love, but both of them are 2-3 times a month and average 100 minutes of dictation at a time.  I rather like the nature of this work as it is given to and I usually have 2-3 days to complete it.  I have lots of experience--ER, other hospital (except ops), psychiatric hospitals and offices (which I loved!), specialty clinics of all types--it's just that I really don't want to give up the 2 jobs that I already have and love, so I would like more of the same kind of thing.  I thought overflow or filling in for vacations would be a good option, if I could find it.  Anyone know of anything like this?  I am considered an excellent Transcriptionist by all whom I've worked for. 
I think it is a combo of all work being overflow and..sm
the fact that they overhire. Work has been low and slow for the past year. I have heard that some of the accts that we all heard about in that last conference call did not come on board--rumor, but other than the account that started in July to replace a lost one (and never has any work) and a clinic name I saw on the Community Pages (which a level 4 I'm sure will not be allowed to work), they have nothing new. Over the past year, they lost 2 of my accts. I have finally managed to replace them thanks to my persistence, but they are both overflow (like all of them) and low in work (like 99% of them). It just seems hard to get a PT job and still make 40 with them, but I guess we could try. Good luck.
WRONG - I work on 2 which are NOT overflow and know of 3 more sm
in my own STM group that are not.
But don't they just help other companies with overflow type work?
It seems to me that that would make the work load very unstable.
Yes, I work on solid accounts, not overflow.
Webmedx must be sending work to overflow co's as soon as...sm
regular employees start hitting overtime. The economy has an effect on the workload, I know, but not like this, not during peak flu season. Does anyone know for a fact that they are doing this? TIA
Ditto, Keystrokes is a wonderful company with wonderful people! I love working for Keystrokes!
I am just not making enough money.  They are a great company though, just ask for a back up account.
Yes. Last entry on community board. ALL Web work is overflow.
I am fairly sure all their accounts still have in-house transcription departments. All mine do. The Atlanta account you mentioned started the same time as my main and always has more work than my hospital, which is an account that has almost completely dried up over the last year. STM states they are saving work for their in-house MTs.
Is it a nice place to work and did you have work all the time. nm
Who said people who work for KS aren't happy for people who work for (sm)
other companies?  I'm happy for people who are happy with their jobs, no matter what company they work for. 
Con: Overflow work is cherry-picked from the git-go by the account's inhouse MTs. nm
I saw postings that all our work was overflow/extra support for hospitals. (sm)

Whatever happened, it has been ongoing since around the Memorial Day holiday.  I too am getting worried.  Christmas coming up, winter utility bills, not to mention the every day expenses we have in order to survive. 

I am picking up a PT position.  May be a little tired working the 2, but for right now it covers my butt.


Wonderful to work for
MDI is great!  They have a large variety of WT from acute care to clinic to private.  I cannot speak for others regarding line rate, but I started at 9.5 cpl 2 years ago. There has always been plenty of work for me and I am sure that is the case all around.  The owner, team leaders, and operations are the best people I have ever worked for or with, and I have been in this profession for over 30 years. 
The hospital I work just contracted to send our overflow to MDI. I've been watching as our SM

minutes slowly dwindle.  Last meeting we had, we voiced our concerns about losing our work and Transcend/MDI outsourcing overseas, only to be told that administration is happy that TAT is being met and so they are going to continue to send work to MDI on a daily basis and we don't believe they are sending OUR work overseas.

My hospital is a prime account to be sent overseas, a medium-sized community hospital, three (count 'em, three) ESL who aren't hard to do at all with the resting being very good, very American dictators, easy to understand.  No way would a service give this account to an American MT who could stand to make a good pay check doing this account.

I think the next step is to get rid of us all and send everything out.  If that happens, that's it for me, I'm getting out of transcription all together.  I know I definitely won't go to MDI for a job, like they would put me on this account where I could pull in 2000+ lines a day.

I've worked too hard all these years to be treated like my knowledge, skills, and education doesn't matter and to be paid peanuts for these skills I have worked hard to acquire, improve, and maintain.

I'm just really bummed today.  My job future isn't looking too good right now.  I hope I'm wrong. 

TSSC is a wonderful co to work for for ICs. sm

Guess it just didn't work out for the poster above.  

I work for KS. Its a wonderful place

to work.  You are treated well, they listen to your concerns, pay is on time.  If for whatever reason, you don't like your account, just ask for another one.  If your good, they want to please you so you will stay with them.   It's in the top two on my list.  Spheris, oh no.   You have to get used to taking tests for these companies, that's just the way it is.  Test and wait, test and wait.    Good luck.


Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
Excellent company!!!!
TransTech is a wonderful place to work
I work for SmartScripts and they are a wonderful company.
Plenty of work and pay is always on time.
These posts are wonderful to see. Nice to know
this old MT is not alone in counting blessings. Awesome! :)
Anybody work on EDs for Landmark? (sm)

Can you share whether you are productive on the platform, have enough work, etc?   Thank you!  Confidential emails appreciated. 

I also work for Landmark
On a permanent clinic account.  There is sometimes work on Saturdays, rarely any on Sundays, but if there was work on Sunday that would mean we were a bit behind.  The work is plentiful during the week, so I really like being off on the weekends anyway.