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I have a unique history with DSG and found them to be very good!!!

Posted By: No Name on 2006-03-21
In Reply to: I had the same experience with them - MTT

I had a pretty good experience with them.  I would consider my situation unique because I had left a couple of times and had asked to come back and they allowed me to do this.  I was having a hard time juggling between two jobs and actually left them twice and was given the opportunity to come back.  They were very friendly and professional about it as well.  They were very helpful with questions and samples, etc.  The scheduled was great, being able to work anytime of the day you wanted.  The sound quality was not that great though and there were some accounts with lots of ESL doctors, which I am just not good at.  Other than that I am sure I would have stayed with them. 

They always paid on time and were always very kind.  They answered my emails and questions in a timely fashion and the pay was pretty good.

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I never worked for Deventure.  But, I did apply there.  During the application process, there were red flags that alerted me to the fact that I did not want to work for them.  It seemed to me that they were either extremely disorganized or downright dishonest.  Sadly, I don't think they are unique.  I've had similar experiences with many other companies during my search for the best job, which still has not been found. 

But, you know what?  I've also observed that many of these companies totally rely on the fact that they can manipulate MTs to the Nth degree.  What was that word of wisdom that was once spoken by one of my favorite TV psychologists?  You teach people how to treat you.  Never was this as true as it is in the MT work world.  Of course, you can go bankrupt while searching for those who will treat you as a human being and not expect you to perform as a tireless, inhuman robot.

Even if Deventure WINS this case, I praise the lady who is allowing her case to be heard.  

MTSOs have a unique loophole in the FMLA Federal

MTSOs have a unique loophole.  I got caught up in it a couple of years ago when trying to use medical leave for my personal medical illness. 

Here are the Federal Requirements:



To be eligible for FMLA benefits, an employee must:

• work for a covered employer;

• have worked for the employer for a total of 12 months;

• have worked at least 1,250 hours over the previous 12 months; and

• work at a location in the United States or in any territory or possession of the United States where at least 50 employees are employed by the employer within 75 miles.


The loophole for MTSOs is the last one …”50 employees… within 75 miles.”  MTSOs can interpret that to mean “50 employees who WORK FOR SPHERIS” within 75 miles of EACH OTHER.  So, if you live in the middle of Wyoming, there may not be 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of your home.  Thus, the loophole, which some MTSOs actually do use.

HOWEVER, some employees do have a counter-loophole.  States also have FMLA requirements, and the State that you live in supersedes Federal requirements.  In my case my Sate does not have the “75 mile radius” requirement, so after I contacted my MTSO and informed them of that, they backed down and approved all the leave I wanted.

Check out your State requirements to see if they are different.  If they are not, if you can survive with 6 weeks and want to keep your job, I would not rock-the-boat any further.  Personally, I would use those 6 weeks to find another employer who is more employee friendly, if there are any left out there. 

Good Luck and Congratulations on the new Baby. 


Don't know how you found good posts about NJ
Good point! What I found when I sm
was looking for a job was exactly as you say. They list every specialty under the sun and want to know how many years you have done that particular type of MT.

If you have acute care experience for many years (the big 4 and ERs) you really don't have difficulty landing a job. It is very easy for experienced MTs to land a job and right now I don't see age as having a bearing on it at all!
Why don't you call them and ask? I have found them to be good at answering
those types of questions. Better to get it from the horses mouth, I think.
Sorry you had a bad time with them. Hope you found a good fit elsewhere. nm
Same thing happened to me......oh well, found something just as good..nm
I hope you have found a good position. nm
Good for you, I'm glad you found someplace sm
you feel treats you well.  If you left the bad place behind, why are you still thinking about it?  Enjoy where you are now.
LOTS of good info can be found in the.....nm
I stand corrected. That's good to know. I have found them to be fair also.
I've had a lot of bad ones...finally found one that's pretty good sm
It is a struggle though!! I have worked for several that stunk up the place!! LOL Been cheated on line counts, etc. My best advice is to see if there are any companies near you, smaller, home-based MTSOs who have fewer employees. A way where you can actually get to know your employer. I found one not far from my house who advertised on Craigslist and she has been pretty good to work with.
I quit and found greener pastures! Good luck to you. nm
For a little history.....
TT has never been up front about their line count. I used to work for TT when they told people Disregard the ExText Control I function (wasn't that the line counter?) (just like Ignore That Man Behind the Curtain!!!) Because they finagle their more favorable method but aren't up front about what method it is. Transtech is owned by a real estate investor who owned the building where they are located. You know he's going to use every trick in the book to buy low, sell high. And the fact that other TT MTs won't tell you what method of line counting they are using is suspicious. Everyone cuts their own deal there. And all the TT MTs make the MT Stars readers think that TT is the ULTIMATE place to work. THere are a lot of people that have had bad experiences, too many for just random, do you know what I mean? And the poster deserves kudos for telling us that that the Word counter DOESN'T include headers. Very helpful information when there is so much TT MISINFORMATION being spread on MT Stars.
No more history
They're tired of the complaints, yet won't address the issue. The same people cancel jobs over and over again, so there must be no consequence for it. I guess they think if we can't see it, it doesn't exist, and the cherry pickers can pick and choose all day. I am ready to join them, sick and tired of having miserable jobs dumped on me while they cancel, clock out, wait a few minutes and get back on. We should all do it and then when nobody is doing the worst of the worst, perhaps the situation will be addressed.
Hmmm, care to share? Was this memo sent by your STM, that possibly wasn't sent to everybody? I quickly went through my deleted emails and can't find the one which contained the initial announcement but I certainly don't recall anything in that which gave you instructions to get history via a different route.
Don't know much about history.

Don't know much biology.  Don't know what a slide rule is for.  Don't know much about science books.  Don't remember the French I took....   blah, blah, blah....What a wonderful world it would be.

No, I certainly did not learn anything this morning and wonder why I gave them another half hour of my time so that I could remain completely uninformed.  Oh, except how very EXCITED they are, and we should be too about this.  There was so much excitement in yesterday's and today's calls I'm afraid Dorothy, Don and Carlotta will all hyperventilate! 

Chinese curse:  May you live in interesting times.  Wonder if there's a similar Indian curse?


Could someone give me the history
It must have been a great company or something.  Fill us all in, please.  Are they in business now under another name? Have a need to know.
..and history repeats itself once again. nm
It means QT is history
    It means get a job where your employer has no ties to India or any other country taking jobs from Americans. It means money and greed win once again.   It means a really good company sold its soul and a lot of great MTs for a scrapbook.  It means that if you check the archives as far back as nearly a year ago, you will find subtle and not so subtle hints that QT was in huge trouble and has been for quite some time.    If you've worked there for any amount of time, you already know there is trouble, whether you admit it or not. Good companies go bad.  Chalk this experience up and find a better one. 
They have a history of not paying MTs sm
I would not recommend them to my worst enemy.  Stay far away.  Very unprofessional, late/bounced checks, excuses, excuses, excuses.  Look elsewhere unless you like this kind of thing.
Looks like they're new and have no history yet. nm
You can look at the provider in history ...
to see who has been typing his reports for the last month or so. If you see a problem trend there, you should discuss it with your workflow coordinator and/or your account manager. They may not realize what is happening, especially if you work at night when they are not on.
history for obesity
In the 1970s one of Pres Kennedy's committments was to make food cheaper for all. After that 2 things were allowed into the American diet that should never had been...high fructose corn syrup and palm oil (the highly saturated fats). The AMA studied the HFCS and found it did not break down as well as sugar before it reached the liver and wanted more studies, but it was still approved. The HSF greatly improves shelf life. These are both cheap and both pervade our food supply.

These are hard to avoid today.

Otherwise, the surgery does affect your appetite. Some people just do not feel full no matter what they eat. Yes, I've been heavy. I've lost 50# four times in my life, each time gaining at least 70#. My body is much more efficient than most people, it will store fat even when I work out 2 hrs a day and eat 1200 calories. I've been through this 50 yrs. Don't jump on people for eating too much and not enough exercise...my ex ate 3 times the food I did, never exercised, and never weighed more than 135#.

If you've never been through this, what do you know? If keeping weight off is easy for you, what do you know. Not all metabolisms are equal.
There is no way to look up another person's history to my knowledge. What you can do and what anybody can do when you are in a report is do Alt-G, then click the button that says history. This will show you every person who touched that job. Obviously if that information were so confidential, the big button saying history would not be there for anybody and everybody to click. I think the only people who would be disturbed that others are looking at the history are the cherrypickers.
You still have access to history, sm
If you received the memo on Thursday, read the second to last paragraph. You still have access via a different route. Try it.
during history a lot of professions went
down the drain.
It is not O's fault if technology takes over. This is the sign of the times.

You cannot go berserk because your profession becomes obsolete or curtailed.

VR was only the 1st step.

And Obama did not invent computers, VR and EMR and he is not a VR- or EMR salesman.
Yes. Look at the statistics for the report in history

They wanted to know my life history

since the age for adulthood.  They didn't say anything about requiring the credit checks, background checks, where I have lived for the past 20 years when they offered me a position.

I really have nothing to hide but there are some things that I feel are my business.  I don't need to work for a company who basically inspects every avenue of my personal life.  Even though I was offered 9.5 cpl, I turned told them to forget it!!!!  It's not like they are a government agency or the CIA.

They could check your history. Best not to shop on E-bra
When I am waiting for work to come up. My PC is on the next desk.

Yea, they were telling us we'd be history way back
I believed it, but I don't now. Speech Rec is a tool - one of many 'means to an end', but certinly not an end in itself.

Actually, at one point in about 1990 my hospital was planning on getting a dictation system where once the doc dictated a report, it was stored on a huge server with all the voice files on the patients stored, rather than paper files. They believed that if any doctor in the hospital needed a report, he could just dial in and listen to it, and paper, as well as MT's, would be eliminated entirely.

I forget why they never did go to that system, but probably there was some sort of a legal problem with it, not to mention the expense and the potential liability.

It would seem to me that a purely mechanical medical record, with no human intervention from spoken to stored, would among other things, create problems in court, and wouldn't be admissable evidence. Sort of along the same lines as why court proceedings aren't just taped, with no court-reporter needed.
My STM said it was b/c the Alt-G and history function was creating sm
a potential HIPAA problem because it was copying a viewed patient name into your current document sometimes. Alt-G and history are connected somehow apparently? She also said they were bringing viewing history back later on this year.
"Those who don't learn from history are
With an old history of payment issues, I wouldn't even
From previous posts and in my interviewing history,
I am not sure that is correct.  Some companies actually do just pay a certain amount per report for QA and it is very low and others pay just for the blank filled in.  Pathetic, ain't it. 
They have a history of pay problems. In January, the owner told us sm
all that she could not pay us and that it would happen again in July. I have had 8 bounced checks, dozens of late checks and a few no check situations in the past 2 years. Not sure why I stayed but I am much happier now that I moved on.
With Webmedx you can hit history button and it shows who has been in that report. (sm)
Of course, there is always the possibility they pulled it up and power went out or the report was a really long one and they had to go pickup kids or something. Though in that case I think they are supposed to put it on hold until they get back.

When I was training I was told if you pull the job up you are expected to type it. I personally do this, but evidently some of those truly horrible audio ones are just too much for some primadonnas.
I fully understand you wanting to see some recorded history but . . .

You should just put a separate posting about who USED to belong to AAMT/AHDI and who doesn't now, and why they didn't renew.  Same with you used to be a CMT and let their certification lapse. 

I spent a lot of time and money participating in meetings and supporting them.  I kept my cert up for 12 years.  I received nothing in return.  Not one bit of support when the Indian companies were buying up the American ones and putting us out of jobs.  The majority of the Presidents and other Board members of AAMT/AHDI in the last 10 years have worked for Indian companies.  All you have to do is go to their website and look up past officers.  At one time they had a separate CMT exam for the Indian transcriptionists because they couldn't pass the one we had to take over here.  When the Indian MTs came to the annual meetings for AAMT they were treated like royalty and introduced as special guests.  I was there and I saw it myself. 

I know you're a new MT and have a lot of hope and positivity about the future.  That's great and I wish you all the luck in the world.  Hopefully you'll find the documentation you're looking for and decide not to support this worthless organization.

Actual work history total is 50 years, only
36 in MTing. You quoted as desperate, unskilled, newbies with Dorland's could probably do VR which shows your lack of knowledge in talking about VR. Why spread falsehoods any more. Learn about it first. I love VR, make a good salary and glad I don't have to wrack my brain trying to transcribe word by word everything the multitude of ESLs dictate these days. I have no plans to retire, don't want to because I love the money. I spoke about you going back because you have no knowledge about doing VR, otherwise you would never had spoken like you did. Takes just as much knowledge to do as straight transcribing.
If recent history (WebMedx, MQ, Acusis, Transcend) is

Re: cherry picking. I checked history on a couple of reports (sm)

today and guess what -- other people had been there first and closed out of it.  Do you just bite the bullet and hope they will get caught up with?  I have writtendown the names of the couple I found today and if it continues to be the same names I will assume they didn't just have an emergency come up that didn't allow them to finish the reports.  By the way - these 2 were HORRIBLE sound quality. 

The basic 4's are: history and physical, consultation, operations, discharge summaries. sm
Radiology is not one of them. Sorry, but I don't have an answer for the strictly radiology question.

The best co. ever! Good work, good people, good pay, good bennies.
Long, long history of not paying...and
similar posts have been made here in the past few months. Everyone thinks they will be different, and then they end up coming back here to warn others that they don't pay.
This is what I have found while looking for the right job - sm
I have one child still at home who will be going off to Kindergarten in a couple of years. I do not want to put my child in day care, so I need a job that provides an adequate window to be able to finish my work. I do 1000 lines per day, 5 days a week. I know that isn't a lot, but with a child at home with me during the day, that's the most I can do at this time. I have yet to find a company who will allow you to have employee status and flexibility with your schedule. Yes, you can generally pick your own schedule with most companies, but I just cannot say that I will be able to finish my work within an 8-hour period of time. That is why I am looking into FN at this time.
To each his own. I have found in all my
years of working at home that what one MT thinks is great, another thinks is not so great. The opinions of the company that I stated are my experience. It could be mine only. I am only trying to help.
Found it! (nm)
I found
a Medical Dictation, Inc. located in Florida.

I found this (m)

Has the same email addy. Looks a little...um...well anyway, that's what I found.
Found it
I found Beyond Txt to be a
I was not impressed, it took a long time to learn, and the training the pits.