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I haven't had enough work at MDI-MD lately.

Posted By: I like to get up early and work and on 2005-12-27
In Reply to: Can anyone tell me how the work load is at MDI-MD? nm - anon

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. 

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I don't think so. If you were, you would be willing to post where you work. Still haven't se
What lull? Haven't been out of work yet nm
IT will work, though I haven't used it. I HATE

SH with a passion.  I used PRD previously and it was so much better.   Enterprise needs work.  They are frequently updating it so it is getting better, though still have miles to go.  

There was a lag in work about a month ago, but now it seems that half the accounts are on OT on a regular basis. 


You got your W2 already? I work there but haven't received (sm)
mine yet.  I was hoping to get it as an attachment to print out also and not have to wait for it to come in the mail. 
I haven't even started work yet, but I have

to say I am SO impressed with this company.   Pay is better than average, pay for OT (the last 2 companies I have only been paid normal line rate for extra lines), shift differential.  Insurance starts the first day of the month after being hired, so no 90 day waiting period.  They may 50% of 401K up to 6%.  There is a 90-day waiting period for the 401K and some of the benefits.  Free vision insurance.  The medical/dental insurance is better than any I have seen and it is very reasonable.  I currently have insurance through my husband's company and while the premium is reasonable the insurance isn't very good, high deductible, high co-pay.  Their insurance is much better and I think premium is only $10/more than what we are currently paying.

Direct deposit. They supply computer/equipment.  I don't have personal experience with the platform yet, but it sounds user friendly.   They do expect you to work your schedule.

They train you on your shift, so that if you work third shift you don't have to train 1st shift, they will train you on third shift.  Paid for 4 hours of training at 13.50. 

I am so excited about starting with them.   They did not have an ad running when I applied, but according to their website they were hiring and I submitted my resume.  They have testing through a third-party company.  Testing is timed and one section gave me a little bit of trouble, but the transcription part was easy and not the horrible dictation that you often get.   I don't know if it actually represents their dictation since it is done through a third party and the dictation files I'm sure are subject to change.


I haven't but the company I used to work for asked
MTs to take a cut or risk losing the account because the account wanted to go offshore. 
I haven't needed more work - there is plenty on my acct
i don't find that to be true, i work there & haven't had problems with pay. sm
never have i encountered disorganization or rude people so far. maybe things have changed or wrong company?
I don't work for Transtech but applied w/them, haven't heard back
Plus my company is out work and I haven't made my rent yet, so am grouchy!
yeah - they haven't told a couple of hospitals that they are offshoring their work - but I think
Years ago posts said they were extremely picky & hard to work for. Haven't
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 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 :(