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I think it depends on company.

Posted By: escript transcriptionist on 2008-04-23
In Reply to: E-Script - recycled

I know mine does pay for spaces.  I get good lines on Escript averaging higher than my straight transcription and higher than with my previous platform (ancient word perfect).  I've heard complaints of low averages but I don't understand how this is. 

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I've easily done 600, but it depends on the way a company counts lines and it depends on the
dictators. Obviously, if you have a good share of ESL, there is no way you could ever do 600 or 700. On really difficult ones, I usually run around 400 lines an hour and I have been working on this platform for 3 years.
depends on company but...

would guess most have a number of lines that they call full time and another number they call part time. Probably lines more than minutes.

Do you have the flexibility to fit them in whatever hours you wish? Depends. Usually as an employee you would work whatever shift they told you, i.e. S-Th 7-3. IC's are not supposed to be scheduled though I would not be surprised to find some companies fudging on that. After all, what are you going to do, quit or report them? Most of the criteria to determine IC vs. emp. come from the IRS. They are the ones that it matters most if you are IC or employee. You can search on some government sites to find tax publications regarding this issue.

It depends on what company you
they overhire, sometimes send to India, depending on your company.
Depends on the company. Did they tell you that you would be doing ER?

Some places treat ER as acute care, not clinic, but it is really up to the individual company.  Best to ask your supervisor if you were not told anything when you were hired. 

Really depends on the company.
I think it depends on the company...sm
I have worked for a company as an IC under a 24-hour TAT, which was still a little stressful. I love the company I work for now because I can work whenever I want without the stress and still get a good line count in. I would never go back to employee status, which I've done in the past, as well. Way too restrictive and so much stress. No thanks! Finally, after 10 years of doing this, I am happy.
Depends on the company
I had that job at a northeastern-based company and it was awful!  It was trying to deal with account managers fighting each other and me. I was told to go in and monitor the accounts and get work assigned, etc., and then would hear from the account manager never to touch the account.  It takes a LOT of experience and a lot of responsibility.  If you take this job, don't do it for less than 16-17 an hour.
Depends on the company but overall
Your line counts very much depend on the company with ExText. I worked with one company and was easily able to get 400+ lines an hour..easy account, easy dictators, etc, but then I worked for another company and was on an even easier account and struggled to make 200 lines. With the average pay per line for VR editing running at around .04, that's just not gonna cut it.
Depends on the company.
I have 2 IC contracts and neither of them require me to have a certain number of hours or lines. I work when and how often I want. A lot of companies require a certain line count per week. and then there are other companies that treat their ICs like employees and require a set schedule. I personally love being an IC and having complete flexibility over my schedule as I have a little one at home and can't always work at the same time each day.
Depends on company. Some just the
lines over base, some pay for all lines if over base.
That depends on the company
. Normally a lead is the main MT on the account who supervises the other MTs. But structure varies from company to company
It depends on the company/msg
You probably will not make as much as you would MTing, but $800 every 2 weeks sounds low to me.  Probably will not have to type, but again, it depends on the company. 
Like anything, it depends on the company. Some good, some bad. nm
all depends on which company you work for
to define the line they first determine what is and is not a character. Some companies believe that a space is not a character so it is not counted as one. So, once the term character is defined, then every 65 characters would count as 1 line. This is different from a gross line that just counts the lines you see on the page.
I have worked for both. It just depends on the company..sm
the smaller one treated me better, but pay was less, benefits were less, however, more flexible in scheduling and treated more like a person than a number. The bigger companies I have worked for pay better, better benefits, but you are treated like a number, not too much personal chit-chat with other employees or with your supervisor and not as much flexibility in scheduling. Depends on what you are looking for.
not necessarily so - I think it depends on the company and how they set it up(sm)
I worked on a hospital using Cquence and the lines produced on it were paid with spaces (the way my company was paying us.)
But I think it depends on which company you work for.
Depends on the company, but with Axolotl
there is no freedom in the schedule.  If you are scheduled to work 9 to 5, you work 9 to 5.  Can fudge 15 minutes either way without an issue, as long as you are getting your lines. 
I think it depends on the company and what position you hold. sm
If you are a Team Lead or manager, I think it would be a conflict of interest. If you are an IC, you should have more than one place that you do work for to be considered as an IC, otherwise you are an employee.
Overall it is a good company. Your paycheck, however, depends on the account SM
you have, and your level. I am currently a level 8 with a high number of ESLs. I like Spheris the company though, but dislike my account.
Depends upon how your company counts things, I suppose. sm

I like both platforms.  Bayscribe is easy to use, and the Expander emulates PRD+, which I was used to.  The spellchecker is kind of clumsy -- that could definitely use some tweaking.  The thing I liked the most about Bayscribe was at the end of each report, you saw the line count for that report and how much you made, plus a total of lines for all reports and the total number of lines you had made for the day.

I am currently using ExText, and it is also easy to use.  I have to go to ichart to view my line count, though, and you cannot get it on a report-to-report basis.   The CTRL+I feature is useless to me since my employer does not count headers or footers.  I quit using it because I hated to see what a big difference there was at the end of the day.  I could do 300 lines per hour on Bayscribe.  With the current setup, maybe 250.  I can do 300 if I just sit and type as fast as I can with no breaks, but that cannot last for 8 hours solid.

Either platform is okay.  I still kinda miss WP51 -- think DOS-based programs were faster -- but you can't hold on to a dinosaur.  And, obviously that is just my opinion.  Hope it helps. 

Paid for spaces depends on the account. Good company. nm
It depends on who is offering it, and what kind of work is available. If you posted the company sm
name, we could give more helpful advice.
It depends how fast they are growing. I worked for a company in New York that sm
had 5 new accounts start, 1 a month for 5 months, that were all very large and needed 20+ MTs. They are now a larger company and do not constantly need new MTs, but I think it is unfair to judge a company by how many people it is hiring. I think it would be interested to find out how many are new positions and how many are due to MTs leaving and why they left.
depends on work type, experience, spaces, company, area
No - it is not always slow! Depends on the company and hospital. I have never been slow this time
Slow time is usually in September when everyone is back to work/school from the summer months.

Been doing this 24 years and never slow this time of year. Actually, I am drowning in work - can't keep up.
Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
Well, it depends on what you need and are looking for - sm
do you want employee status, need benefits, need equipment supplied by company or do you want IC status, your own schedule, no benefits, and a good line rate?

There are many good companies out there, and even Transcend is a good company in some MTs eyes.

What are you looking for?
4.65 to 5.10 cpl. Depends on whether you
get 55% or 60% of your base salary.  You will starve to death only doing 1100 lines a day.  That would be $51.15 to $56.10 a day,.  
I've talked with MTs who have said that MQ dumped them immediately upon giving notice, and they're anxious about getting on somewhere else immediately. I've talked to others who have had MQ offer them the moon and all nearby planets, with interest, to stay. I'm not talking 2 or 3 people here, but dozens. I'm not sure what the motivating factor is behind their decisions, because some of the best MTs I've seen have been ousted immediately. Go figure. Might depend on your office and the work load.
one person will tell you one thing, the next person will tell you another.  I think the company I work for is THE best but then you might not agree.  You kinda just have to find what works for YOU and you won't really know that until you try it.
Depends on what day it is.
I use a lot of "normals" and shortcuts.  I make at least $20 per hour, that is on a regular day.  I have made as much as $65 an hour.  I get $15 an hour for PTO. 
Well, depends
My requirement used to be 4000 lines (Foxboro office). Now I am at Columbus office and requirement is 4000+ lines, but also must work 20 hours a week, so that would put me at over 10000 lines a payperiod.
also depends
it also depends on the accounts, most of the accounts for one small MTSO do not have paragraphs, straight typing thru the complete report.
I'm sure that depends on what one...
has to offer, as it does with most companies.  :)
on if you have write offs or not.  I was an IC for years and then went outside the home to work.  When coming back to home base, I found it not to be an advantage anymore because I had no write offs and didn't want to open up Pandora's box with itemizing again.
It just depends..
It depends on what state you are in and how many employees are working in that state to determine if you are eligible for health benefits.  With my state, there are only about 2 employees that work for FutureNet, so I am not eligible for health benefits.  As for incentives, they have great incentives.  You get 15% bonus every weekend, and 17% and 20% holiday bonuses.  So they are fair with what they offer.  Their pay is good; better than other places that I know of.  And, again, they are really great to work for.  You may be in a state that has several employees with them.  I would just ask them.  They are quick to tell you what you need to know.  Hope this helps.
I think it depends.....
If you have a wide-open screen, like MS Word, or WordPerfect, that allows you to set formats, change fonts, etc. I think it will work. It is my understanding that I-chart is a series of different boxes on the screen in different locations, so you are very significantly limited in your text inputting. But then again, IT works with Meditech, should be able to work with I-Chart, shouldn't it?
Where did she go to school? I know a lot of companies that will hire newbies if they went to one of the big 3 schools.
I worked for them and they are great to work for but very picky. They would not pay for jobs under 98%. I would be interested to know what they are paying these days too.
Well, that depends on
your level of experience. If you are comfortable with your terminology it will obviously go faster. It is really hard to answer the question of how much time because each company might use a different amount of files and/or the files are of varied lengths. If I was testing, I wouldn't want to waste more than an hour myself, but that is just my opinion.

If you are unit based (lines) it is 120 days. If hourly, 90 days.  Costs $90 Medical, 12.50 Dental, 3.85 for vision every pay period. I've had only office visits and have had no problems with it so far.

for QA or mt?
I believe they pay per line for mt
It depends...

I currently work for Precyse. So far it's been OK. I don't find them to be very flexible about the schedules. And now I'm a bit concerned reading another post here about being denied a schedule change. I'll be needing one in a few months. I'm expecting baby #3 and will need to go part time (also will need a few weeks to recover from birth). I've e-mailed my supervisor twice regarding this and she answered once asking what part time hours I was looking for. I answered her and nothing, so far. I understand prioritizing work matters, but I need to know what's going on before my water breaks. Fortunately that won't be for another 3 months or so.

I'm beginning to understand why so many people here were frustrated with the lack of communication. I guess I will be looking into part time IC work after my son is born.

I think it depends on how they have it set up...sm
I think it depends on how the system is set up.  I have worked on several different systems and they determine the pitch and the margins they want for their reports.
Depends on ..
experience and/or ability.  I mean if you get put on an account that's basically all American and beginner level, you wouldn't make as much as an account that's a mixture.
It depends
do you have enough work or are you just new to the account and haven't had the time to pick up speed, put in expanders, etc. I have worked for them for almost 9 months and it took some time to get enough work, but after about 2-3 months I was fine. They are the best place I have ever worked for, and I have been in the MT field for 35 years! Hope this helps.
It depends on what you are looking for.
If you only want a small amount of work, go for it, but don't believe what they promise. If you are looking for a good amount of work, then stay away, they don't have a lot and they don't care if you sit twiddling your thumbs waiting for work. Not to mention, the owner could use some people skills, and there was a lack of communication.
It Depends
Those contracts were signed with the original company, so it depends on the legal ramifications of the buy-out whether they're obligated to the new entity. Actually, such out-of-the-ashes entities are common in our industry. Someone is going to need us to do the work that the client doesn't want to send overseas.
that all depends, depends upon....sm

I don't think it's a lack of sense of humor. I think it's a sensitive joke and belongs on the comedy board, racist or not racist, that's where it belongs. 

It also depends upon one's history, where they came from, what kind of struggle/oppression their own came from way-back-when, and I think we all need to be a bit more sensitive about things, especially in times of wars...there are about 32 wars ongoing right now all over the world.  People merely need to be kinder.

And yeah, I am really annoyed about off-shoring, but that is not going to make me post anything as sensitive as a possibly racist joke, not even on the comedy board.

Please don't assume these people have no sense of humor - as I think you're way off-base on that.  I think many of these people are very funny in other posts....quick-witted, funny, etc. Not that anyone cares, but my favorite show is one where no (insulting) stone is left unturned...Real Time with Bill Maher, and he insults everybody...is also VERY funny...  And he's where HE belongs, on HBO.  *LOL*  Funniest thing though, I saw him live and two gentlemen sitting next to me were father-son staunch republicans.  (That's even funnier to me!!!  HAHAHAHA)

Have a nice day :)

IT DEPENDS WHERE YOU WORK, I hear through the grapevine that the pay is like 4 cpl for one of the nationals, but maybe thats just them. I would love the name of the company who pays 12 cpl...as I am experienced in escription!!!