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I had a good time but I struggled in the

Posted By: Sharon on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: ALL RIGHT! - MT

70s when I was working 13 hour days and weekends to boot to support 2 kids in school, divorced mother. I hate being poor and I did not start transcription until 1973, by the 80s making a gold mine at it, outsourcing, outsourcing and now in the golden years working 4 days a week, just tired with fibro and thyroid problem. I make no excuses for now because I have done without in my earlier years.

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I have struggled periodically, depends on

what account I work on and how difficult the dictators are.  I have been doing better lately and consistently getting the lines.  I counted lines on a few random reports to see what I came up with versus what their line count came up with and it was the same.  I don't know if it would vary by account, but I don't think so.    With the loss of one of the work types people have had to shuffle around a bit and there probably isn't another account that you could be moved to, but I have heard there are some new accounts in the works and if you feel like you could do better with another account I'd talk to K/D and see what they could do.   I think you'll have trouble finding a company as good as Axolotl. 

I have struggled with a similar situation for years
now.  In my case the problem is not activities for the kids, but older relatives who frequently need rides to the doctor or ER.  I finally found a schedule that works by adjusting my hours so I am off most weekday mornings and 2 days during the week...I work full days every weekend.  I have not had to take any time off since changing the schedule...if anyone needs to go to the ER on the weekend, there are others in the family who work more normal hours and can take care of whatever comes up.   This Mom might try to take a long hard look at her schedule and coordinate better with her husband or the grandparents to meet the kids' needs.  Just a suggestion.
I've been there quite a while, pay on time, growth spurt right now, so good time to get on board,
new accounts and lots of work, and before someone says it, I'm not management, just an employee.
From time to time those paper checks aren't good!
Personally, DSG is a good fit for me. Pay is good and on time, sound quality depends on the account
and I like the platform. There is not much weekend work, although sometimes is available.  I get along well with the management, no major complaints.  There is pay incentive once you get over a certain number of lines in a pay period.  I work as an IC, so can't help with benefits, insurance questions, etc.
Does anyone recommend a pretty good company that is good to work for, pay always on time and plenty
of work.  I know that is asking a lot, but just curious?
I don't think now is a good time to look because of the
slow down. I left MQ in late July and had 4 interviews and job offers the first week of sending out resumes. Now, I think it would be a little slower with the glut of MTs looking and the time of year.
IC positions only but the pay is good and always on time-sm

easy system and dictators are all pretty good (from what I have had anyway).  I do mostly ops and discharges for them but they have ER and other stuff too.

Paid on time, but not good.
BEWARE, this is not a good time to be at OSi
They are having a major shakeup and have been firing upper crust for multiple reasons, violating the privacy of MTs and other extremely uncouth things.

Aside from that - the same old, same old - Big I and Little You. They still don't give a fig about the MTs. They like the fancy titles but don't live up to the fancy titles, don't know how to schedule, and try to gyp you at every turn, with falsifying time sheets only one way of accomplishing that!!!
I don't think now is a good time to look for work anywhere
over the holidays. On the other hand, people tend to get really ill over the holidays, and unfortunately, mortality rate goes up. It's just the docs are busy, and of course have their minds on their families too and the time they are taking off from work.
In 27 years of transcribing this has always proven true. It may get slow now, after the docs get the notices from medical records they are soon out of compliance, there will be a flurry of reports just about to be over a month old. So please hang in there. And if you need extra money there is always the ability to help in retail. Especially the chains which will be having big sales. They need extra help. Good luck to you!
Are there any good companies that pay on time?
ROI - Good company, pay always on time.
One drawback is scheduling. Although you are an IC, they treat you like an employee. Monitor when you start and end your shift and any breaks you take. If that's not a problem for you, then give them a try.
I work there and love it. Good pay and always on time.
I don't take the health insurance, so can't speak about that. The people are very friendly and helpful.
Good company, pay on time, seems like a lot of work. nm
Sorry you had a bad time with them. Hope you found a good fit elsewhere. nm
Seems like the good ones are staying a long time
I know many who have been there 2, 3, and some 4 years. Volumes are up right now, and we've had several new accounts go live in the last couple of months as well.
I have been with co for a long time. I have it pretty good, but new
A lot of OT on my acct, supes are good, pay on time.
Is this a good time to apply at Transtech?

TransTech - they are hiring now, good time
I tried several other companies, good ones, but it was like regressing in time! Not worth it!
You won't be shuffling thru papers, trying to find doctors names, etc.  Its a fast platform. I never realized how much I loved it til I tried "greener pastures", which sure were not greener! Felt like the horse with my head stuck thru the fence, but luckily I got back in my own pasture! There's no place like home, there's no place like home...Good luck to you!!
Good, decent company. Pay on time. Low on work. nm
As far as I know, IC only. Very steady work flow. Pay is good and on time.

Great lady to work for. 

employee, DD, pay on time as other said, good staff, appreciative.
Just good ears developed over time, familiarity...sm
with the dictator and/or access to doc's past reports.
Anyone know if Accustat is a good company and pays on time?



Anyone know of a good company willing to hire for part-time work?  I'm not familiar with the majority of the companies looking to hire on here.  Thanks !

Of course we do. This will make time #5 that I do just that. Glad you have good luck.
Not everybody does. Ummm...you do know you don't always get what you ask for/want, right? And if you try sometimes, you still don't get what you need.
Are there any good companies that hire part time?

I have two years of acute care experience, and I need a part-time job to supplement my current income.  If everything works out, I will need to go to full time in March.  At this time, I can only work Friday and Saturday nights.

I have been applying to several companies, but they keep giving me the run around.  One company even told me I did very well on their test and that I was put in a pool of transcriptionists to be contacted.  The recruiter called me once, and I missed her call.  I called her back and left a message, but I have not heard anything else from her. 

Any advice would be appreciated. TIA!  

Yes. Pay on time, good communication, stay busy.nm
I am looking for a company where I can work as an IC for good lph rate part-time...
I am needing to supplement my income, as I am the sole provider for my family due to hubby recovering from illness.  I would like to find a good company with good pay (9-11 cpl), part-time employee status or IC, hopefully providing all necessary equipment.  I have been searching the archives all day and have not come up with any other than Webmedx, but it sounds as if I would be doing mostly ESL to make the higher lph.  I could possibly come up with the PC if I needed to.  I have 8 years acute care experience.  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.  If you don't feel comfortable posting, I have included my e-mail address.  Thanks much in advance for all your help
Looking for part-time work with good line rate.

I have loads of acute care experience and I am dependable.  I never miss a day of work, willing to work weekends, etc. I am looking for a dependable company with steady work.  Any ideas?

Big Time Micromanager! And if you leave, good luck on getting that last check.
Although you are an IC, she will expect you to work a rigid schedule.
Good company, lots of clinic work, pay on time.
Decent company, good people, pay on time, work low sometimes. nm
I saw this posted some time ago and thought then, hmmm, not a good idea
You were outraged and it was very apparent as you spoke then of they knew who you were and you really spoke your mind. I know we are supposed to have freedom of speech but having said this it was like you did not care if someone came after you and now, well seems like that has happened. I am not saying it is right but sometimes good to keep thoughts to yourself, especially now since you have heard from the state. You said you are flattered. I would never been flattered to have someone sue me. Seems like you bit off more than you can chew.
Good sound quality, fair line counting, pay always on time.
DSG is a good fit for me, management friendly, pay on time, occasionally running out of work is one
of my biggest complaints, but it is usually not for long, just enough to upset the routine.  Production incentive a plus.  Sound quality depends on the account. 
Pros and cons with any company - it's a good fit for me, IC status, paychecks on time, most of th
time there is work, friendly staff.
Does anyone know if Precyse Solutions is a good company that pays on time and has plenty
of work?
Pay suposed to be good per 5/06 post, but at that time you needed Emdat and had too many fields
AMEN sister..Better yet. why dont we just do it for free, donate our time to a good cause.
I mean really..we dont need to earn a living or eat. I'd love to sit all day at home making minimum wage. This business has gone down the tubes. I'm just insulted.
Yes, pay on time. We give a 2-week schedule. Accounts pretty good

WWWaah. I used to make good money til the health problems hit, now it seems hardly worth my time!
Good company, pay on time direct deposit, work usually plentiful, nice coworkers and management has
always been very nice to me.  Incentive for MT over production goals.
No news is good news for me. I check my audited reports all the time
If I need to talk with one of them, I call or IM them.  But, no, I have learned that if I am doing a good job, they leave you alone to do your work.  They are not in any way a company that micromanages as long as you do what you are supposed to.  If you give them a reason to think you are not doing what you are supposed to be doing, they will keep an eye out on your work, etc. 
Guess we all can't be put on good accts. Gotta be there at the right time. Both of my accts.
The best co. ever! Good work, good people, good pay, good bennies.
I'm lookin for part-time work (about 3-4 hrs daily) after 13 years of full-time, anyone know of a
company that is hiring flexible part-time?  I'm starting a career in real estate but don't want to totally quit transcription, but I think most places require 25 hours a week and I cant work weekends, as real estate sales are the biggest on the weekend with open houses and people off work to shows homes to.  If you know of a place I'd sure appreciate the info.  Thanks!