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I don't know why they are hiring, I haven't had enough

Posted By: What I know on 2008-11-11
In Reply to: Does anyone know about the position advertised with Axolotl? sm - searching

work for 2 months.  They do pay for downtime, but it doesn't make up for the lines.  I don't know what account it is, but I do know there is one account that has a large amount of ESL dictators.  It isn't PC to say Orientals, it is Asian, but I don't know the nationality of the dictators. I don't know if this is for the new account or the existing one. The pay is good, though I don't know if they have a published pay scale.  They asked me what I wanted, I said, and they said okay.  Pay is DD, on-time.  Benefits are very good.  The platform is Lotus Notes, but you type in Word, use SpeedType for an expander, use Stedman's Spellcheck.  They provide all equipment/sofware, you pay $300 deposit, $50 per check.  

There are some things I would improve on, but it is still the best company I have worked for in a long time.

Minimum QA score is 98.5.  I always score higher and don't find it difficult, but not everyone is able to do that and don't last long.  You get daily QA feedback so there are no surprises.  You don't start getting deducts until you are off 100% QA.  They are strict about you following your schedule, though will work with you if you need off for doctor's appointments, etc.  


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Maybe MQ is over hiring now in preparation for something. Must be some reason they keep hiring when
some people have not work.
I haven't, but have been looking too
I have also been trying to find something on the internet for these types of listings.  There are millions of ads for MTs and QA specialists, but it is hard to find a good site for managment positions.  I have had small success with Monster and Hot Jobs.  If you do find any other good sites, will you please let us know too?  Thank you and good luck with your search. 
Haven't you
experienced everyone Anna? Congratulations on the 2-month mark!

Sucking up on the boards for the boss to see maybe? You might just keep this job.
No, I haven't tried everyone,,,
and thank you for the congrats. I do hope you're doing better these days.

Come to think of it I haven't either
Line counts all in the fingers and the transmission. I better get a tuneup? Sounds like a bunch of hokus pokus to me.
They haven't, I got something
I haven't gotten one either yet.
Should be soon, though.
Hey, how come I haven't gotten any (sm)
samples for all the cesspool accounts I get? We get switched from account to account with no samples whatsoever having been provided.

If you can negotiate being assigned a limited number of accounts then your chances at success will be better.
of course you haven't, why would you

How nice of you to brag about it to others, though.  Hope it makes you feel better about yourself.

No, I haven't, but...sm
...I've worked on an account that had TONS of abbreviations, a veterinarian account, so they were all new abbreviations, and it was a nightmare.  It's so difficult to decipher exactly what letters they're saying, and if you're not familiar with the specialty it can be a nightmare.    Of course, they do request chiro exp, so I guess this person would be familiar with the abbrev, but the abbrev part scares me away.  Some doctors just seem to MAKE UP abbreviations.  I'm just getting back into the game after some time off, so I'm SO dreading the application/testing aspect, which I know all to well can be sooooooo stressful.  Good luck! :)
They haven't even been in biz for 7
years....but if you are enjoying your NO benefits, NO holiday pay, NO overtime pay, NO sick pay, on and on, then more to ya babe! Owners are on vacation all the time...just waiting to retire.
No I haven't...
because there is no need to.  When a formula has worked for me for several years to the T and suddenly after a program upgrade it changes, I know it has changed.  Of course they are not going to tell anyone it has changed.  They might not even know themselves until somebody complains.  Ooops, got a job, gotta go....
I haven't been to their website in a while, but they used
to advertise about how they had the best MTs in the industry.  I worked as a QA and know for a fact that if they are breathing SS will hire them without or without experience, so that is an outright lie.  At this point a warm body is about all they can get to work for them and even that might not be for long. 
I haven't. In fact...
the thought never even occurred to me till the other day when my Editor told me another girl on the account almost went with them but chose not to. She's now in the same boat I'm in and regretting it, I'm sure. My editor knew people who worked in-house for this account but have since lost their jobs and she has no way of finding out where this account went. I definitely can't ask the owner of the company I'm with because emails go unanswered 99% of the time.
Well, I haven't seen ads like that for some time SM
so I can't help you with company names.  The only thought I have is that your best bet would be a small local MTSO in your area.
I already do, and haven't even started yet
I had the most terrific interview!  It sounds like a great place to work, I'm thinking it's a good place for me to be.  She made me feel *appreciated* ...and after MQ, that's a very nice feeling.  It also sounds like I can really just sit down and pound out the lines and make a lot of money, which is what I really want. But the appreciation is nice :)  And Bayscribe looks like it's going to be a breeze, PLUS they converted over my PRD Expander file, so I don't have to start from scratch making my abbreviations all over again, terrific! 
Maybe you haven't been there long enough

I don't know what you consider great money during training but from what I understand, I would go broke if I had to work for the hourly rate.   I make much more than that and have for quite some time with this company. 


They aren't all bad.  There are ups and downs, just like anywhere else but I'm satisfied.

haven't heard anything about them....
but I did a Google search and here is their website: www.archivus.net
how do u know if u haven't worked for them?
mq seems nice 2 on the surface.

just curious
No, I haven't had any QA problems at all
I am very happy there
I haven't gotten particularly bad dictation and
really good dictation.  I did switch from not using the quickbar to using it and I'm not sure if that's when I noticed the change or not - but it makes sense that if you are using the quickbar you are not typing out as much so you should be making MORE, not less.  Maybe I will go back to not using the quickbar and see if I make more again, but I don't really think that's it.  Something's funky is all I know.  If I could make $30 an hour on a consistent basis I would be happy, but I just can't seem to do it ever anymore. 
I haven't been cheated

After working for two Major companies, I think Cymed is a great place to work. My adjustment to pay without spaces started before I worked for Cymed. I heard the hospitals won't pay for them. My line counts are always high and match my paycheck. Maybe I have more years experience or my word Expander is bigger than those of you who are unhappy. As far as I am concerned, I've been out there in the MT jungle and Cymed is the best by far!!

I haven't had enough work at MDI-MD lately.
I get up just to find there's no work.  Then it will start coming in and I start working, only to run out.  Hard to keep a rhythm going when you keep running out of work. 
I haven't heard anything.
I am interested because I do medical billing as well. I am waiting to hear back to see if they hire people to do this from home.
I haven't left, but....sm
I'm seriously thinking about leaving. I've actually been testing and sending out resumes for the last week and a half. They must have way overhired. My pay is almost 1/4 of what it used to be. It's been horrible!!!
haven't heard
I spoke with a recruiter there for a long time two weeks ago and was emailed benefit info etc. on the company by that recruiter and told I was going to hear from someone else in a couple of days. After that I found out from someone who works there that they received HUNDREDS of applications that weekend and that is why we have not heard back yet!
No I haven't heard anything :( SM

I did pass a test with Echo, though, and have decided to accept their offer.  I'll be working part time for Echo right now, so if PMSI comes available, I could do both (I told them--PMSI--that I wanted to work part time).

I e-mailed A again, but still haven't heard back from her.

Just Me

No, I haven't heard from them either. NMd
I haven't heard of any (sm)
I work there too part time.  I rarely see anything posted about them, good or bad.  You can email me if you want, just state you're from here because I don't open up any email that I don't recognize someone or something about. 
Is she still there? I haven't heard from her either. nm
The reason I haven't already done that is.... (sm)
... that I don't think any of the potential employers in this area use MT Jobs or MT Stars to look for employees. My old employer had some secret way of finding new employees; never could figure out where. Yet I don't want to be knocking on doctors' office doors, either! I do have some docs I used to type for in a hospital setting, before I quit, that might be able to provide leads. Do you think a letter or call to them is proper? (Esp. since some work for the hosp. I now type for thru a service.) Don't want to step on toes, just want a low-volume, high-paying supplemental account so I don't starve to death for the sake of staying with a co. that offers health ins.
Haven't heard
anything about benefits changing. I am an Editor and we just got a simple email that we are going to hourly instead of salaried as of Feb 1.  We used to get paid for down time but I think that's a thing of the past as well now.  Nobody tells you much of anything.
I haven't received it. Please try again.
I haven't heard anything yet either.
The website says they are still working on scheduling and hope to be done this week, so maybe we'll hear something soon???
Haven't applied yet
But considering applying.  Sounds like a good company so far.  Thanks for the info.  Let us know how you like it.  Good luck!!
LOL - haven't run out today yet.
Hang in there - maybe they just haven't gotten through
all the resumes they received yet.
I haven't noticed that.
Frankly all my accounts have been so low that I haven't worked enough to notice a line count difference.   Some of my accounts pay more for headers and footers, some don't pay at all.  That sounds pretty shady to have a 27% reduction though. 
I haven't seen an MT job in the paper since the mid-80s!
I haven't heard much about MDI-FL
I've been at MDI-MD for about 2 months.  I've had no problems whatsoever.  I can't speak as to MDI-FL.  Maybe someone else could chime in on that one.
Haven't heard anything either :(
Actually, I haven't had a problem with it ...
I've been with them a couple of months now, and I just went back and looked through my deposits. They're always between 7 and 8 days after invoice - the 8th (or 9th) and the 22nd (or 23rd). I've just come to expect it to be that amount of time. If it's ever later than that, I'll probably freak out just because I'm used to it being that time period. If it's ever earlier than that, I'll be happy. But, all in all, it's been pretty clockwork.
No I haven't tested

just sent a resume, was waiting for a reply, but I imagine they've been pretty swamped with the new account and applications.  I think I'll wait a few more days and email again if I don't hear anything, but I'm kind of checking out a couple of other options, too.  Thanks much! Glad to hear you're happy there!

I haven't really had a problem with .... SM
either the manager or supervisor.

Would you mind letting me know where you went? I haven't started sending out resumes yet (well, except one which I didn't hear back from), but there are a few places I have in mind to check out. Thanks.
If you haven't started yet.
I think you could back out. I really don't think those contracts mean squat. I think it mostly covers them, saying they can get rid of you at any time if they want. I've accepted jobs before and then backed out for one reason or another.
I haven't been affected that much in the job I have now

but from reading the boards, income has dropped like a rock. Some hospitals/services want SS#, names, addresses, DOB, etc. in their reports. Not a safe thing to do with all the identity thefts going on.

I started when wages were around 12 cpl, nowhere near that now. Outsoursing has taken our wages down because we are competing with companies that are paying only 1-3 cpl. We are to work for less just to keep the jobs in this country, and even then, it doesn't work because the other countries cut their cost/wages even more.  In India, they can live a good life on 3 cpl from what I've seen, but not here.

Wow, MedRite, haven't used that
since started years ago with MQ, was my first platform.  Is it the old MedRite or MedRite XL?  Don't remember all the ins and outs of it now, and since it was my first, I didn't think it was all that bad, hated switching to DQS.  I still have the little plastic strip with the shortcut commands that I had taped to my monitor for reference.  Do you one of those? it helped me back then I think.
yep and the newbies haven't ever sm
been around or worked in MT long enough to make any real money! If they had been in this business long enough this wouldn't even be an issue. They are going to eventually be losing their jobs just like everybody else.

Personally, even with VR being so popular, I still stay there are good jobs (maybe not as many) out there for GREAT experienced MTs! You have to look hard and long for them but they are there.

I feel sorry for these newbies who don't know the way it can be for a good MT or the way it was or whatever. That's why they want to argue. This is all they know. We know what the money use to be like and what it can be like if you look long enough now. I sure would rather do 300 lph even at 8 cpl than even 600 lph at even 5 cpl (which most aren't making 5 cpl). I cannot imagine anything more boring or counter productive than VR! VR is just another way for these folks to totally forget that there is a patient behind the report and just reduce all this to lines and filling in blanks, no real knowledge.
no you haven't done it longer than I have sm
been on the earth! I h ave done this for 32 years myself and alot older than 40. You don't have a clue about me. But you are giving yourself away very rapidly. Don't have a holier than thou message. Why did it hit such a nerve.

Don't make me los it tonight........hmmmmmm are you threatening me??? What you gonna do take my work away?????????

Good grief! Dont believe you have been doing it 40 years either or you wouldn't have the attitude about loving VR!
no you haven't done it longer than I have sm
been on the earth! I h ave done this for 32 years myself and alot older than 40. You don't have a clue about me. But you are giving yourself away very rapidly. Don't have a holier than thou message. Why did it hit such a nerve.

Don't make me los it tonight........hmmmmmm are you threatening me??? What you gonna do take my work away?????????

Good grief! Dont believe you have been doing it 40 years either or you wouldn't have the attitude about loving VR!
Then you haven't been diddled around with by