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I work there and I love it. The grass is greener.

Posted By: MT for many years. on 2008-03-30
In Reply to: webmedx - Doris


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Greener Grass
I left Transcend's, never having made $16.00 even once. Now I make a minimum of $20.00 an hour, and on bonus time I get $40.00 an hour.

You must be the CEO of Transcend or something. : )
Grass Isn't Always Greener
I work for a major MTSO.  I work all holidays (without extra pay), nights, and weekends.  Its not that much better out there.  A lot of them will promise you a lot when they are recruiting but when you get your foot in the door, you find out what they said isn't true.  Just a word of advice, quitting over the holiday pay change isn't going to reap you any rewards.  If its on top of other things, then definitely think about it.  But quitting a job for that one reason alone when almost all of the other MTSOs don't pay for holidays anyway, is something to think twice about.  There are much worse companies out there than OSI.  And for those who are already going to start the mud slinging, no I don't work for OSi and no I'm not management.  But my advice would just be to think twice before jumping.  Like I said, I've never worked for an MTSO that paid me for not working the holiday.  Some have paid me a little extra when I did work it.  Others, just don't care about holidays at all.  It can always be worse than what you have.  Maybe you'll find something better but during the recruiting phase, it is so hard to find out what is true and what isn't.  Good luck!
for me the grass is so very greener !!
I had 7 yr in MQ and was able to take my Expander file with me -- so didn't feel like i was losing all the investment of time. I am extremely happy now, making more cpl too, but no bene's other than sweeeeet freedom :) i'd never go back. they asked me at least 4 times...
Grass is much greener!

I am making more $$, have paid holidays, but can work them if I want to.   I have 1 account and have can actually create and use normals.  I ran out of work once and that was on Labor day for an hour.  I was scared to leave MQ as well, but I couldn't stand it anymore.  I like my job again, which is great.


The Grass is Greener
I did leave MQ in September after 8 1/2 years and the grass is definitely greener. I took a 1/2 cent per line pay cut and now am making more money anyway. If you find the right company I'm sure you will be much happier.
The grass always looks greener
on the other side.

We are in financial straits. My husband was laid off years ago, which set off a huge ball of stress rolling downhill right at us. We ended up filing bankruptcy 3 years ago and are still paying the price, including a high interest loan on our home. He has been working 2+ jobs for years now. For me, it may always look like the right choice to find a hospital job with benefits but in my case it wasn't. I had been employed at a hospital until last week. The work there was short...and they weren't outsourcing, either. We would actually have to go IN to the hospital and work in Medical Records for our hourly time instead of taking PTO, which was depleted from the sporadic days of no work. I can't afford day care, which is why I WORK FROM HOME. They were pushing the inhouse work at least 2 days a week. That wasn't working for me. I had to quit. They won't be filling my position. I have had an IC job on the side for a local doc and have been lucky enough to find another IC job that has the work. So, hopefully I will make roughly the same...only time will tell...just no benefits. But, I now have a more flexible schedule and can be the mom that I have been missing out on being for the last 3+ years. I know there are people out there that would LOVE to work from home to spend more time with their kids. I love the fact that I can hear if they need something or can stop to cuddle for a minute but it's stressful at the same time when you are pushing to get your work done.

All I'm saying is that there are pros and cons to EVERY job, MTs or otherwise. Not everyone is lucky to find their dream job, but it never hurts to keep your eyes on the lookout.
went to where the grass really WAS greener.

went to where the grass really WAS greener.

Grass aint no greener
From my experience, to hop around, unless you know someone personally, no, two people, maybe even more that work for a particular company you are probably better off where you are, no matter how unhappy you are at the moment. This too will pass...
VERY well said. The grass is NOT always greener. I am happy s/m
to work for Webmedx, even thought things are slow right now. I can recall when I worked for another company sitting for DAYS at a time with NO work --ZERO WORK-- so I am quite happy running out for a few minutes at a time. The world is not perfect.
grass isn't greener, BTDT came back, sm
I have always been frustrated with management. However, they don't pay management enough and that is a huge reason why they don't get quality people in there. One awesome person they had left and now I see she is even back - grass wasn't greener elsewhere for her.

I left awhile back and came back with my tail between my legs. There are far worse companies out there, I tried 3 before I came back.

Why do I like Diskriter -
Pay is average for industry don't expect anything more than average, on time, direct deposit.

QA staff is very good, only 1 person maybe would not be my ideal QA person there because she really doesn't know what she's doing - she's QA because she can't type fast enough (was told that by a management level person who is no longer there).

Their Tech Support people are wonderful and always go out of their way, very personable and more than willing to help no matter time of day or night. Other companies are not that good or personable.

So, I guess I will be a Diskriter MT forever. Many have left and a lot have come back. They aren't for everyone but no one is.

Feel free to email me if you want to know more.
Grass wasn't greener - the poo was deeper though

I was in-house for 3 years.  We each had to work a major holiday every year, 2 if we were understaffed.  And we had to rotate weekends because we could never find part-timers willing to work the weekend, and then we had take an odd day off in the middle of the week so they didn't have to pay us OT.  Plus we had to back one another up in case someone called in sick - ruining our weekends off because we were on call and could make any real plans.  Our schedules constantly changed and it was impossible to plan anything in advance because we never knew when a last minute change in the schedule would affect us.  Often I'd get a call from the boss to come in early because someone called in sick.

I couldn't make any money in house.  My hourly paycheck was set in stone, and they whined and griped if they had to pay any overtime, but would rather force me to take unplanned time off to make up for the 12 hour day they required me to work the day before.  Then someone else had to come in early to cover MY being forced to take off half a day.  It was a circus that never ended and we all felt like clowns.

Now I have some control of how much I make and when I make it - at least a lot more control than I had in-house.

Many MTs do jump around a lot, often thinking the grass is greener. sm
I recruit for a small MTSO (100 MT's) and look at each resume individually. I have a list of which companies do not pay, which companies send work overseas, which companies run out of work (have a lot of complaints about that here). If someone is changing often and has a string of bad luck, that is one thing, but when I see that someone is hopping from one big company to another every 3 months, that's a different story.

Many, if not most, of the resumes I get are from MT's who have either been with one or two companies or hospitals for a long time, or at least have one long-term job on their resume.

I have also found that someone who works full-time for another company or hospital is probably not a good applicant for us, as the full-time job will occasionally need OT, need the MT to fill in for someone else, have meetings, etc. and we are left trying to get coverage. For that reason, I will always choose someone who does not have another job over someone who does, if all other things are equal.

Also, you mention that IC's move around a lot. The MTSO I work for only hires employees, and after being at MTIA last year, he came back and said that most companies are moving to employees only, not ICs, as the IRS and state governments are finding that most IC's are actually employees, and it is not worth the risk of a large fine to have that determination made, even after following all the rules.

There are a lot of great MT's out there right now looking for work. Most of us look for stability, length of experience, flexibility and willing to work and are fortunate enough to have enough applicants to be choosy. When I interview, the MT's who give me their entire life story, complain about everything from their current place of employment to the cost of cat food, list their medical ailments and/or have a chip on their shoulder are put on the bottom of my pile or discarded completely. With so many resumes, there is no reason to hire someone who is negative from the very first contact.
I feel your pain but the grass may not been greener elsewhere!

I am getting a little worried too.  If you can, wait until after Labor Day before you make such a major decision just in case it is simply last minute vacations before the kids go back to school.  I hope that will take care of some of it.  Good luck!

The grass, in my opinion, is definitely not greener. I left QT and a short time later, sm
I came back and was never happier that I did. I should never have left in the first place. I think QT is, by far, one of the most flexible, good-paying, understanding company to work for. I actually enjoy when it is a little slow and volunteer to have a day off. I love to have a day to myself every once and a while.

In regard to the person who waits 30 minutes for work, just call again. Sometimes, the office people get side tracked and then might forget that they didn't get work routed. L told me once, if I didn't have work in 10 minutes, call again. Usually, if this happens to me, the person says something line, Oh, I got busy and totally forgot, I'm sorry, I'll do it right away. Sorry about the long post, I just happen to think that QT is the best company out there! ;)
The grass is always greener over the septic tank. Go find another job if you are unhappy.
MT jobs are easy to find, so very easy to find.
The grass is not green in Radiology
Your friend may make triple what you do, but I can assure you she/he is the exception, not the rule. I have many years' experience in radiology and I can tell you this is one of the hardest specialities in which to earn a living because it is the most vulnerable to voice recognition takeover. Don't quit the 'day job' till you really do your homework about rad jobs.
greener where?
I was offered a position with FutureNet. I am not sure though. I know the acct that they are going to put me on is ESLs, not fun!! Where did you find the greener grass, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks much!!
If I might ask, email if you don't feel comfortable posting. Thanks!
greener pastures
I left MQ about 5 months ago for TransTech, couldn't be happier. They are extremely busy right now, hope it lasts!
To Greener Pastures
It sounds like you have been in this business long enough to know what it has become and how fast it can change.  Don't expect it to be any different with the next company you wok for.  All good things eventually come to an end.  I just started with a small U.S. Company who does not offshore.  Yes, I hope to make it 10 years there, but I doubt it.  I stayed 10 years with the previous company.  The last 2-3 years were awful.  When it gets to the point that you hate to go to work every day and your life is miserable - it's time to look for greener pastures.  They are very hard to find I agree.  I would tell you to look at the smaller U.S. companies who do not outsource.  They pay better and for the most part the work is steady.  They are also a little more flexible with their scheduling if you need that.  They can not afford to over-hire and waste an MT's time.  If you lose your account, they will still do everything they can to keep you.  You may have to go through a couple of companies to find your home and be happy, but save your money for the next change too.
I'll love to know who you work for. I also work every weekend with no extra pay.
It'd be nice to get paid for all the nights and weekends I work.
Mind if I ask where the greener pastures are?
with as much flexibility? i could use a backup plan. thanks.
there are NO greener pastures anymore
too many horrid platforms, low pay, so on and so on
Love, love, love TransTech! Not overhiring, just growing like crazy!
not a good company...look for greener pastures
I quit and found greener pastures! Good luck to you. nm
Spheris has work and they would love to have you work
I would love to work for DRC (sm)
but their family insurance coverage is over $900 per month! I can't afford to pay half of my salary for insurance. I wish they had a cheaper insurance plan.
I LOVE it this way! I get my work at 6 am and have
until 6 am the next day to return it completed. I love it! It's the greatest thing in the world. Some days, I type all morning and I'm done by noon, some days I have things to do so I type in the evening - works out great, AND, I get paid much higher doing it this way!
I work for them...love it!
I work for DSG..love it there.

I'm not an editor, but the staff, editors and MTs are great to work with.  I am happy there. 



I work there and love it
I have been an SPI/CyMed employee for a year now and I love it there. The platform that they use is called Chartnet and it is sooooo easy to use. I have a great account that I have been on for the entire year that I have been there and I love it. I make excellent money there. My manager is very friendly and helpful. They do also have benefits, but I don't know too much about them since I have never needed to get them.
I work for them and love them.
Great place to work.
love VR work
Try Precyse Solutions. I work for them and do VR and absolutely love it. Have done it for quite awhile and feel I am more productive than straight typing. Also gives hands a break. Their platform rm is wonderful as well. Good luck!
I work for WMX, love it ...
Granted, I've only been there for a few weeks, but so far I love it.  The people are absolutely great, the platform is easy, and I really like the 12-hour window to get my work done in.  My primary is 30-50% ESL, but I'm finding out that it's actually much less than that, unless I'm really getting lucky, which is always a possibility.  It seems like overall it would balance out, though, to get my fair share of it.  I don't have any complaints at all about WMX.  Love their incentive tier platform, also.  You get paid incentive on ALL work done, not just work done ABOVE the incentive base. 
I would LOVE to work at FN!

I am from South Carolina and know the new account they are obtaining very well.  I have called, tested (they emailed me back and said I passed) and emailed and have not heard anything.  This would be a dream account for me as I have worked for many of the doctors on this account in the past.  Any advice? 

would love to go to work..sm
I would love to go to work for this company.  I put in my resume, but haven't heard anything.  Do you know how long it takes for them to respond?
I love where I work.
Medium size I guess, lots of work, pay on time, flexible hours. Love it!
I work for TRS and I love it.
I've been there 5 months now, and the only way I could be happier is if my old boss hadn't shut down his practice so that I had to find a new job....

After all the horror stories I've read here and elsewhere about other companies (some of which also offered me jobs) I consider myself very, very lucky in my choice of jobs. They've kept every single promise they made when they recruited me, and the only times we've run out of work have been on major holidays.

E-mail me at crankybeach at yahoo dot com if you have specific questions, or want to know more. :)
I work there, love it
I do work on VR but working only parttime do at least $500 per week. I have never had an email asking about where I was in the years I have been there. Maybe you have a problem with not showing up to work? I love the lack of communication, no one breathes down your neck there.
I work for TTS and love it
Anytime someone wants to know about TTS it always seem to garner the same information. Some love, others hate. I do VR and my platform is extremely good. I get paid on time, hardly any feedback. I have worked there about 2 and a half years and very satisfied.
I don't work for WMX, but also love sm
to do ops. My experience, and I hope this is wrong in your case, is, one has to work their way up in order to get lots of ops.

I would put the word out you enjoy them and are very experienced. Many MTs don't like doing them, although I cannot figure out why.

Anyway, good luck to you.
I work there and LOVE it. sm
Pay is on time, doctors for the most part are great, accounts are super picky, QA are wonderful.  I highly recommend them!
What I love is someone who is out of this work now
and yet finds the time to educate others on what they should and should not do. I also really like when people can run either hot or cold, 1 day 1 way, the next day the next. I think if I had any legal action facing me I probably would think more about that than telling others what to do.
I work for AllType and love it! nm
Thank you! I will take the work. I love Transcend!
love ortho work
Me too!  I am looking for only orthopedic transcription work!
I'd love to work for OSI in management
I work for CorT and love it!
Have been working with them for about 6 months now.  There have also been good posts about this company.  It's amazing how people forget the good.  They are great people to work for.  They have had problems in the past with pay, but that has been resolved.  I've had no pay problems since then.  They have consistent work.  The owners actually care about the people that work for them.  I will not be looking elsewhere for a place to work!
I work for GIMT and LOVE it....
Still a small company, but really NICE people, empl status, almost all clinic work, good pay, flexible hours. The only downside is no benefits yet, so need your own insurance. I will never move again; would have to get fired first.