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I left MQ a few months ago.

Posted By: Charm on 2007-10-10
In Reply to: Anyone leave MQ for another company? - jennie

I left MQ a few months ago.  I do have to say, MQ is a good company.  They are flexible with hours and such.  I do not regret leaving, though.  I am now an IC and love it!  Just make sure you leave on good terms in case you might change your mind and want to go back.  They called me quite a few times asking me to return to work for them.  Hope this helped. 

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I left about 7 months ago
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Took them 2 months to know I left...they
even called me after 6 months asking me to work on my day off. Not very organized if ya know what I mean! I don't think I finished my 2 weeks though as I was taking a 2-week vacation before my new job started.
Left MQ, been at WMX about 3 months s/m
They count their lines the same way.  The difference is, I'm typing about 3000 lines a week more now than when I was at MQ, and working less hours, because there is no more cesspool.  I have one account, and no VR, and it is heaven!  I have about 30% ESL, but it's not too bad, you get used to your docs and then they're not too hard.  They have a great QA staff, also.  Very helpful and positive feedback.

I have 12 hours to fit in my 7-8 hours of work (35 hours/week is full time at WMX).  I have heard, however, that they are going to do away with their 12-hour window, unsure if this is true, you can ask a WMX recruiter.  They usually require one weekend day, but this depends on the account you would be assigned to. 

I do acute care only, and we have been swamped!  I am on the Enterprise platform, which means I use their computer.  I have heard this is a better side to be on for steady work flow.  I have been assured that I can have another account, or however many I need, if my account runs out of work.  Haven't seen anything like this yet, though.  WMX also has an amazing incentive program, and it gets even better when your account has backlog.  They sometimes run a special weekend incentive program, and I can make up to 3 cents above my normal pay, and also get paid OT. 

And, the best part, the people at WMX are wonderful!  They are just friendly, friendly, friendly, and very supportive and helpful!  I have had an absolutely positive experience with them, am very happy with the whole package.  No outsourcing, either.

Good luck to you! 
I left after only a few months when

it became painfully obvious they 'assigned' work even though it was supposed to be 'pool' work.  I would bust my a_ _ to work down to the 'good' dictator only to see the whole batch disappear.  It happened several times so I asked her where the files were going and she acted like I was nuts. 

I don't mind doing the ESL and mumblers but don't think it's fair to give all the easy work to 'favorites'.   I have a low tolerance for lies and unfairness, so no, it was not a company for me.  If you are a 'favorite', then you pretty much have it made.  There can only be so many favorites though....someone has to do the crap transcription.

That's why I left there a few months ago sm
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I did not know they lost it. Left months ago though.
I agree. I left after 3 months. nm
do you mind saying why you left after 4 months?
Exactly the same reasons I left too after only 3 months...NM


Over 1000?! I left there 18 months ago...
..and there were only 300 or so! They hired that many since then?

Ex Recruiter
I left about 3 months ago, but was never paid
shift differential, never paid OT. 
I worked for them for 3 months and left. Always
of full time lines, so no sign on bonus. I had an 80% ESL account and I cared more about the quality, so I made less than 900 dollars a payperiod. Great quality, good for them and my conscience, but not enough money to live on, no sign on bonus and no benefits. I left for a company where I am already far exceeding 900 dollars a payperiod with no sweat. BTW: No incentive or good QA bonuses at Transcend, so that was no help. No differential either. They do pay overtime, but that is not so great when you are trying to make sure you understand multiple foreign accents. Good luck to you.
Shannon left months ago. Nmsg
Worked there for 2 yrs and left a couple months ago.
Couldn't take working with unqualified people any longer. A very unprofessional company.

I left due to no work for 2 months and they were STILL hiring
when that was going on.  I would stay clear for a while unless you can survive off of 200 lines per day and want to work 24/7 and fight over the lines as they come in.
This could have been my post, but I was only there 3 months & left for same reasons. nm
Just left Precyse a couple months ago and it
was still that same way.  Nothing has changed, but the work coming from India has improved.
Left a couple of months ago and the plan will not
change until end of October.  Do you want family or just employee and children? If I remember correctly - the employee plus child(ren) was running about 225+ a paycheck and family (employee + spouse and/or children) was running high 300s per paycheck.
I left SPi 8 months ago and still get crap from them in the mail
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Congrats! I left MQ 3 months ago and it is hard to believe
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I left 6 months ago, but they weren't paying OT then, but

I worked plenty OT. 

I left a few months ago, all my acounts went to India. SM
Try is and see for yourself. They are going VR for the rest. Good luck.I couldn't make a living there.
Left 3 months ago for lack of work
and haven't looked back.  It is just the nature of the beast than when a network of accounts change to VR and MTs are doing more lpd now, there will be less work to spread around.  There were already problems with not having enough work, so I did not wait for the transition to VR  I had already moved down over the previous year from full time to part time because of lack of work.  Glad I made the move because I am also the sole breadwinner for my household and can't afford to go without work.
I echo BTDT and left a few months ago. Don't bother. NM
Lots don't stay. I left six months after the 1/1/06 disaster
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I left a couple of months for the same thing. The prior

3 months I was lucky to get in 800 lines a day.  I had a couple of days where I got maybe 4 reports.  I would sit in front of my computer for 12 hours/day, checking every 5 minutes, and still couldn't get my lines with 3 different accounts.

They hire away ahead of time for new accounts and after training they have to do something with them until the account goes live so they put them on other accounts temporarily and then there isn't enough work for the regulars. 

When I first started running out of work I watched the backlog report to see where an account might have a big backlog and there were 3 or 4 who were on OT most of the time, but when I asked to be put on one of those accounts I was told no.  There were many days that it looked like half the accounts had a 0 backlog.  Then they started hiring for 3-day weeks and 4-day weeks so there was no work on weekends to try to make up your lines/hours. 


TransTech and low/no work for months and months _ don't think there are continous holidays LOL

This HORRIBLE low/no work situation has been going on at TT for almost a year now.  You can't convince me it is due to Memorial Day.  Are holidays now assigned in this world to being daily. 

That is an excuse these companies use in these no work situations, but it is due to their OVERHIRING.  Holidays just come on a daily basis, but LOW WORK/NO WORK is happening and has happened going on a year now at TransTech.  Always asking to flex into the middle of the night, EVERY weekend, etc. 

The TT mgmt checks are NEVER affected, tho, so they can continue to HIRE EVERY MT who gives them a call, and create a NO WORK situation for all of us.  The newbie MT's are cheering at first, but then realize that it hit them in the paycheck, too, and very soon it did!!!!!!!

It is as simple as filling out a form. I did it when I left an MTSO and when I left sm
a non-MT position at a company years ago.

What company? I did not know that any of them offer 401K anymore.
My company has been low on work for months and months..sm
Tired of getting the same ol' message that things will pick up.  I remember the days of bonuses, making money and being able to pay my bills!  I am also wondering what is going with these companies not having work.  Is everybody sending work overseas?
I have been there for almost 4 months..
I have only seen 1 MT leave from my training group, but that was due to a personal health issue.
going on 4 months now
up until last month i had plenty of work.  now none.  it doesnt matter anyway, they will all be going to editing and then you will only get paid 4 cpl.  You will NOT make as much as you did typing. 
Four months ago. nm
seems like it was about 2-3 months
but i'm a slow learner too. Still, it takes time to build the shortcuts, and for things to become 2nd nature...
What happens after 8 months?
I'm an IC, so wondering if they'll use and abuse me, and then at 6 months, when it's time to renew my contract, they'll say no thanks after I worked my rear-end off to get them up and going on a new account.

Actually, reading the MQ thread about the % productivity is making me wonder if MQ adapted that from Transcend. You know, one recruiter I talked to mentioned Transcend buying MQ ... hmmmm.
Is 6 months enough for you?
I did not say they left because of no work. I was pointing out that yet another MT did not like the platform. That makes 4 MTs (and I am sure there are many more) who think the platform is hard to use. I know there are current employees who like it or just have nothing to compare it with. The 3 I personally know about all commited to at least 6 months (one was with them over a year) before making a judgment, and they did not feel they could get comfortable enough with the Amphion platform to make a good line count. These are not disgruntled ex-employees. They left under good terms and all said the people were great, but that does not pay the bills. With all the complaining I read on this board, I just think MTs should get all the facts before they decide. Everyone needs to make their own decision. What is a great place for one person, may be the absolute pits for another. But making it sound like it is the best place on earth is also misleading.
been with wmx about 7 months and..
I'm sorry to hear you guys have been having problems with the lines and hours at WebMedX.  I hate to say it, but oh my gosh - have I been in that boat.  I was at 40 hours but then cut back to 35 because I was literally working 10 to 11 hours every day just to make 8 on the clock AND working on my days off, researching ways to make more normals and Expanders and raise my counts.  Some days I was literally so frustrated I just wouldn't even work.  I am now usually around 175-190 lines an hour but I only work on 2 accounts right now and one of those is the one I was absorbed from and where I had worked for 13 years.  FYI: I am now working twice as hard to make half the money I did before.  The only advice I can give you as a 33-year MT, is to make as many normals as you can - and really, really be creative with ShortCuts.  ShortCut anything you possibly can.  I actually think I type in my own weird shorthand now.  I believe there are so many things which are actually logical to shortcut that people never think of - or at least I didn't until I was forced to... If there's anything I can do to help, actual shortcut suggestions or anything, please email me or reply.  I'd be more than glad to help if I could. 
I have been with them going on 7 months sm
and they are such a wonderful company. There are things that could be better but the managers and the QA staff are simply great. I think they are probably the fairest company that I have known and I have worked with a number of companies. QA does not beat you up; they are more on a mentoring type of level and do not belittle you. The account I do is hard but I know some that have been on 100% for many months and they still treat them very well.

Anyway, would recommend them highly to any good MT.

Naming a particular time for being on 100% would not really be fair because it varies with so many things, but the fact is that the company does not hold it against you if you are on QA for a long period of time. They know the difficulty of several of the accounts.
about 6 months ago...
I was offered 8 cpl, but that was just for the first 90 days. After that you go into their payplan, and can make either more or less. All depends on your lph rate, QA score, how many reports you send to QA and I think something else.
It was less than 6 months ago - sm
Doubt very much that anything has changed for the better since, and I have EVERY right to beat the same drum for what was done to me. Until you have walked in my shoes, you have nothing to say about what I post here.
It took me months. Sorry:(
Months for me too
I actually worked for them when they were still Edix and I think it was at least 2 months. I even got a letter from them probably a month or so after returning the computer telling me that I needed to return the equipment in order to get my money. Could never get in touch with anyone, but I eventually did get it, just months later
two months in this.....you probably don't know it all yet
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First off, it is going to take you 9+ months just
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It was about 7 months ago.
I have been with MDI for about 4 months and
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Been there 7 months
I have been with them 7 months. Made 2 small raises so far and always have work. I work on 3 accounts. Everyone is always professional and prompt and accurate when I ask questions. QA department could be a little bit more in sync with each other, but they're pretty good. I am a newbie and have been mentored well and given this opportunity 2 weeks out from graduating school. A lot of more experienced MTs may not choose this company as they have no benefits (all IC) and don't pay the greatest, but I am extremely happy and have my line counts slowly but surely rising and am on accounts where there are about maybe 30-50 doctors each (just a guess), and I get repeat ones all the time. For me, nothing but positive. Good luck! Becky
I was there about 6 months....

very low pay and I was stuck on ER work only, but there are several different accounts. The people were nice enough, IC status, paid once a month. One of the worst things was getting e-mails from the account manager, most of them would be in capital letters, i.e., I NEED EVERYONE WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING TODAY TO BE WORKING! Talk about annoying!  Also, they used WP 5.1 and you had to save everything on a floppy disk...talk about antiquated! I hope it has changed by now! A friend of mine also only lasted 6 months. They keep track of your lines, but when your paycheck comes there is no documentation to go along with it, and my counts were always more than what they had documented....hmmm. When I worked there they required 120 minutes of transcription a day to get the full cpl rate of pay. The ERs I did were mostly 1.5 to 2 minutes long. Hope this helps a bit.