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I directed comments to never worked on VR and those retired

Posted By: Loving VR on 2009-09-28
In Reply to: Well, I HAVE worked on it for over a year now........ - sm

I donít think, therefore, this was meant for you, directing my comments elsewhere. Sorry your platform is bad and if you read my other postings you will see I donít assume, tell others their's probably just not as good a system. I definitely am not an assumer.

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Just how many companies have you worked for? You seem to have comments on all of them, all negative
perhaps it's time to look in the mirror and fix what is wrong with YOU. You have such a negative attitude, I doubt you will be happy anywhere. Check the past few pages of reports and see how many posts this person has made about just about every company mentioned. SHEESH.
Has anyone ever worked for co who uses IntraScript? Is it user friendly, productive? Any comments
Gee, I only make negative comments about companies I've actually worked for
and have the scoop on. I never said the line rate was high for this company, but nice fast software is what saves a good MT's line count. There are plenty of ESLs too, but no more than most acute care hospitals. So if you can't handle ESLs, you wouldn't want to work for TT (or most other hospital accounts). The new accounts are not teaching hospitals, which is good for me because I don't like doing residents. For now there is plenty of work and OT when you want it. So IMO a starting line count isn't the only important factor for how much money I can make, and certainly not the only factor in my job contentedness. They are fair and respectful and use good software, and those are the facts, not theories.
Hey Retired WMX
Is that really you?  We miss you so much, our ShortHand guru.  I sent you an email.
I think it was more directed

toward the person at the phone number listed. The ad said they would be available 24 hours until they had the positions filled. Phone number only, no e-mail address. I think it was to have this poor fella bombarded with calls. He was quite pleasant, so I don't think they got under his skin.


Sorry not directed at you....
Just trying to lighten things up a bit. Guess it wasn't funny. Still I do not understand what you mean. I work on Extext platform for another company and I don't notice any kind of lag. The only lag I experience is when my fingers are tired.
Was that directed at me????
because I have never worked for TransTech, nor have I ever bashed on them. I do work for Keystrokes and have never been happier. I was simply commenting that the fact that her job was threatened due to not making line counts was ridiculous.....geez.
No. I am retired. NM
I think your question is directed
to the wrong entry.  This person is defending the company.
The comment was directed at
the 0.075 cpl, not the clinic note MT.  Get over yourself already.
My husband is a retired
truck driver.  The truck driving industry seems to have gone the way of the MT business.  I wish you well though.  Sometimes I'm glad I'm old and really don't have to work anymore if I don't want to.  Gonna go paint my gourds!!
Why so very few comments regarding Diskriter? Are comments by employees not permitted SM
on public forums. I have always been interested to see comments on this company, as they are constantly advertising and seem to have an attractive employee package. Unfortunately, never seeing comments on MT boards makes me extremely uneasy. I'm sure they could have stipulations in their contracts that prevent them from commenting, but even so I would expect to see good or bad comments even from ex-employees. Hmmm? Plus, if the anonymity is supposed to be in place on these boards, how can it hurt for employees to make a general comment, good or bad?
Happy! thought you retired. nm
I know your post wasnt directed at me

But I believe what you said you made.  I also caught on very quick to MT, had a great account to learn on my first few years and pretty much went like gangbusters.  I actually make less money now than I did then, simply because I seem to get lazier each year.  LOL

If you type reasonably fast, have a decent account and actually work your set hours (unlike me), it's easy to make a good living.  Of course, it's hard for all of these things to line up but when it does, it's a beautiful thing.


I don't think anybody's wrath is directed at workers
For the most part, it seems the barbs are going right where they belong- at management. The closest anyone has come to faulting the Indian workers themselves is the wage that they make, which they have no control over anymore than we do.
Retired or retrained, probably. I don't think they care sm
what anything looks like or where it is typed, as long as it is CHEAP.
I'll be retired or dead by that time. Let the
Our Newsletter I received today directed us to the new website
www.mditransnet.net- If you have any complaints/issue you can post on our private forum.
Your anger should be directed at the American Companies who outsource not (sm)
at the offshore employees who are also trying to make money for their families.
Aha !! Retired and painting gourds as a hobby? Envy you. nm
Seriously, gourdpainter, I have been in the same boat as these people, you are retired, remember?
When I had to work and make a living I took most things that were thrown my way, because I had to have a job. If my boss told me I had time off and then changed their minds and I did not have in writing, then that is what I went along with. I hardly think now since you are retired you have the ability to tell others about what they should do. I have retirees tell me they think I should retire but now I am saying to you, let these people decide on their own what they want to do and it is different when you can afford to sit back and say that. You get retirement, they donít!
My hubs retired as a fire captain. Great benefits, thank God! nm
I know of many Teamster union workers who retired at an early age, i.e. 57 yo and have a HUGE

retirement check for the rest of their life.  It is a great organization.  There may be strikes, but usually get it resolved in a reasonable amount of time and with MUCH better PAY and BENEFITS. 

Only from my experience with union workers.

Maybe it was just directed to the people on specific accounts or a specific software platform. nm
Any comments on DRC?
Ggood, bad, indifferent?  I'm thinking that being paid by the keystroke is not the way to go. Can you make any money that way?
There are some comments below
Any comments about MDI-MD?
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Does anyone have any comments on DRC? How
Good, bad, mediocre? Pay on time? Flexible?
Anyone here with OTI? comments??
Can anyone tell me if this is a good company to work for and if they run out of work frequently, etc?
Pay is on time. Line counts are accurate. Account specifications are minimal. Account specifications are different for each account. Work is very feast or famine on most accounts. Minimal work, if any on weekends. No QA feedback, only minimal feedback from supervisor on occasion. General information about quality issues is inconsistent. The platform is simple (MQ's platform). Management is very unorganized. Quite a lot of poor dictators. Some lousy sound quality. Minimal ability to control speed on sound. Difficult to make respectable line counts per hour. Pay per line is reasonable. These are observations from multiple people working for DSG. Overall better than some companies. Benefit costs vary on your location if you elect to be an employee.
Comments re: MDI-MD anyone?

Are a Transcriptionist who has worked for MDI-MD?  Would you mind giving your 2 cents on your experience?  I'd appreciate any information.  NOTE:  No recruiters need reply to this!  Thanks so much.

...NM up there. Those comments were
I think if you have comments about it you should do this
Put it in the suggestion box. If you know what another company is offering, then let them know. There is no need to bring it here as this will not do any good. Take it to management where results can be possibly achieved.
There are a few comments about them at
OSi comments
Got pay direct deposited a day early because of the holiday. Got work through the holiday. Got updates regularly throughout the holiday on workload available. That's about all I need from a job.
any other comments
Any others got comments on Diskriter. What equipment or what do you need to take the test?
Some comments....sm

This is definitely a wonderful company to work for, especially if you need benefits.  The supervisors are very nice and very helpful.

This company does have some absolutely terrible and horrendous ESLs, but on the other hand, you can send blanks to QA and are not penalized.  You do have to remember that if you send a report with a blank to QA, they analyze that report and it goes toward your QA score for the month, which they do on random reports and also, as above, any reports sent to QA for blanks or questions. 

Also if you are looking for flexibility, know that they are not very flexible with your schedule.  They want you to work the hours you committed to and not type outside your schedule very much.  They will, however, let you off for doctors appointments, etc.  If overtime is offered on your account, though, you will get lines-and-a-half.

One other thing is that they do expect you to do your committed lines for the day.  In other words, it does not seem like they will compromise this with a very good MT who has high 99s on QA scores but is just not as fast as she used to be.  Some places say if you are putting out very good quality work, they will allow you to do just under the required line count for the day or pay period.  Axolotl does not really hold to this idea.

Lastly, to add a cc to a report, you have to click on a separate toolbar button, and this is extremely slow to bring up the doctors' list to choose from.  This does affect your momentum, and some people have a wait literally of a few minutes for the lis to come up.

All in all, Axolotl is a good company.  Above are just a few things I feel might make a difference to someone considering them.

Comments to your comments

I don't understand why people come on here complaining because they have to produce 1200 lines a day when they new the minimum line requirement before accepting a position.  It sounds like they don't want to work their schedule that THEY MADE themselves and AGREED to work.  If you don't want a schedule, then work IC and receive no benefits for another company.

Axolotl does expect you to work the hours you SET when you accepted the position.  They are very flexible to work with if you need time off or to rearrange your schedule but to be late every day or quit early daily, no they are not flexible with that.  They have TAT agreements to reach and need people there when they say they are going to be.

As far as making line count, they do expect you to be able to reach 1200 lines a day but they also are very patient with new employees.  People they hire are told in the interview that they have to produce 1200 lines per day.  If someone cannot reach it, then they shouldn't take the job.  The platform is easy and you have a lot of resources given to you. 

As far as the ESLs, there is 1 account that is high ESL and they are horrible!!!  But this is 1 account out of how many acute care accounts??  If you are not hired to work that account, then you do not have hardly any ESL dictators.  If you were hired to do that account, then you were told up front that it was a high ESL account.

As far as the CC button, I believe it has been sent out in at least 2 e-mails that the next patch/upgrade that support is going to do, the CC button will be fixed.  Did you not receive this?  I never have to wait more than 30 to 45 seconds.  Is it a pain sometimes?  YES.  Has management acknowledged that this problem exists?  YES  Are they planning on fixing it?  YES

Other than a brief wait for the CC button, the system is not slow.  If you have to wait even 1 minute for the CC button, you still should be able to meet your productivity requirements.  Someone not working their schedule or meeting productivity is not an Axolotl problem, it is an EMPLOYEE PROBLEM.

see comments a little further down
Just a few comments - sm
First of all, I have been with the company for a long time and I have floated along with a lot of changes since starting with them. Some of the changes were very easy, some not so easy and maybe even a little painful at first.

I was leary about switching to VR but if I wanted to stay with my primary accounts, I had to give in and go with the flow once again. I'm glad I stuck it out because I love VR. The only problem is that I end up running out of work sometimes because I am faster now.

VR isn't going away. That's pretty clear. You either adapt or find another career. I made the choice to find a way to make it work in my favor.

ESL doctors aren't going away either. Same deal. We have to learn to figure them out or we won't have any work.

Lastly, I find it disturbing that you would name a client in a public forum. Most companies, including Transcend, discourage or even forbid naming of their clients for obvious reasons -- the competition is tough.

Whether or not you think the account is terrible, there are people working on that account who might really like it.

My primary account used to be the dreaded account but I personally loved that account and still do, years later. I have come to think of it as MY account and I would be furious if a competitor came along and snatched it from me.

In the future, I would advise that you use more discretion when discussing accounts.

Better yet, don't discuss them at all. You aren't the only one working those accounts. Some of us like them, appreciate a challenge, live up to the challenge, and we WANT the work.

Don't cut us off at the knees because you aren't happy.


LOL--Scribbles, I have to say thanks for the laugh!  According to others' comments, I should apparently be on some heavy medications for being so psycho!

I have to fess up; it is my help-wanted ad.  Apparently, trying to fill everyone in on the details makes me wayyyyy too difficult to work with?  In the past, I was tempted to apply for online positions, but I always felt they lacked in a lot of detail, which kept me from applying for the jobs.  I figured that if I supplied all of the details up front in my ad, then it would help to keep the same questions from being sent to me from people interested in the position.  Sheez, no matter what ya do, someone is going to find flaws in the plan.  Calgon take me awayyyy! 

Thank you for your comments!
They are much appreciated!
Can't add a lot to the other comments

except that when they say IC, they really do mean it.  I've been an IC other times where they wanted some ballpark shift hours, then called and bugged the crap out of me if I was late a few minutes logging on, or gave me grief if I asked ahead of time to to work other hours occasionally.  At one MTSO, even though I had prevoiusly scheduled time off, some attendance-taker would call demanding to know why I was not working, and this happened EVERY TIME I TOOK OFF! 

Naturally, you will find more work at certain times and on certain days, but you'll figure that out pretty quickly.  If you can be flexible, you will have more than enough work.  Have yet to seriously run out of work.  It may get thin once in a while but no hours or days of no work.  I think they are pretty efficient in their hiring practices, but they really do expect you to produce the number of lines you estimate on your schedule. 

MDI seems willing to pay for experience so don't be shy telling them what you want.  Good luck with your interview!

Thanks for your comments, yes this does help a lot.
I really want to stay loyal to TT, but a drastic reduction in pay, cut in half, etc. I can't afford that at all. I had 2 job offers from smaller companies which have no VR and I was going to stay at TT. But, as my DH said to me this afternoon what is loyalty? I can stay loyal to this company, but are they showing loyalty to me? This really is kind of sad to me. I thought I had found a home. But waking up, smelling the coffee, and briskly moving on before I cannot afford the coffee... thanks so kindly for your help!
I worked for a temp agency for 3 years..LOVED it. Just worked. No counts, no hassels, GREAT pay..
No benefits at the time.  I even learned pathology while temping (8 months on that assigment).  I loved the variety, the ability to say I'm not available such and such time.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I didn't need benefits.
Most of your comments are true; however (sm)

the comments I made were not due to bitterness.  I left on a good note not wanting to "burn the bridge" so to speak.  I make more money at my other IC jobs than with Transcend.  Each individual must choose which job works well for them.  It's nice you are happy and making a decent wage.  I wish you the best.

Any comments on CortMedical?
Anyone have any comments on Spheris?
MEDWARE FL .. any comments?

I've seen in the archives comments that their platform is not well liked, other than that ... do they have lots of work?  is QA a mess?  will they allow overtime?  are benefits/PTO any good?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks for your nice comments
Hi there,
Why don't you come on back to MDI? We pay ULD up to $29.99 per month for FTE. Your comments were very, very nice and I truly thank you.

My e-mail is Liz@medicaldictation.com.
even if you just want to chat.

Thanks again,
Anyone with Compudex out of NJ? Any comments? nm