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If you aren't management & you're making good

Posted By: sm on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: or Flexible, Competent, Educated and Intelligent. - Disgusted

money on VR, then why are you so desperate to attack those who don't want to do VR & try to shove it down their throats? A fellow MT wouldn't do that. They'd simply say they like it & how much they make rather than having a meltdown over other MTs not being thrilled about the switch....

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They actually think they're making themselves look GOOD to us!
you still aren't making any sense, sm
just stop trying! Okay?
I thought it was just me, glad to hear others aren't making much with all the junk you have to ad
The owners aren't the problem, it's the current management. Sell THEM!!!! nm
If you're in the 37% tax bracket, you're making over
100K per year. Quit complaining.
Wow, you're just looking to insult somebody, aren't you?
Just because I didn't like Medware compared to my present company means I'm easily distracted and have problems? Nice attitude you've got there. If people don't like what you like, they've got problems or are unhappy. OK, whatever.... Different strokes for different folks. Did you ever think that maybe we worked on different accounts so I really was inundated with useless emails from them? Did you ever stop to think that people don't all experience the same things from the same company? How would you know? But thank you for being so judgmental and superior to everyone who doesn't like Medware. Honestly, did you start this thread deliberately to pick an argument with anyone who dares to disagree with you? Sure sounds like it. By the way, my company doesn't offshore. They rock better!!!
You're the one that quit about a year ago, aren't you?
I'm with them. Good work environment, easy accounts and I'm making really good money. nm

They're making themselves look bad.
I clicked on jen has a big nose and there's an ad there for OSI.
CMT with only 8 mo exp? I think you're making
If you're referring to your CMT as a certificate in medical transcription for completing your course, you're misrepresenting yourself.

CMT is a certification that can ONLY be obtained through the CMT challenge exam with the AAMT (AHDI).

Please, stop with the CMT for just finishing your course.

No wonder you're not making $25+

an hour.  Give yourself a chance.  You've only been at it 2 years.  It took me almost 10 years to really start making a good hourly wage.  Prior to those 10 years, I worked as a medical secretary doing a little transcription.  I went to college for my Associate's in medical secretarial.  During the 10 years I transcribed, I also worked part-time in an office a couple of days a week, as I am not one who can sit 8 hours a day, 5 days a week and type. 

It has taken me this long to make an *hourly wage* that I am happy with.  However, I must say I am far happier at the fact that I work from home, don't have to pay a babysitter or buy office clothes or put gas in a car to go work.  Give yourself a break.  Two years is not that long in this biz.  7 cpl isn't bad for 2 years either.  When I left my last MT job, I had been there about 9 years and was only making 0.775 (even less for voice recognition).  So, please cut yourself some slack.  You'll get there eventually. 

Try not to focus so much on the money and look at the many other rewards.  The money will come, just try not to focus on it.

If you're making it to the
testing stage but not getting any offers, you might look into how you're doing on the tests. Maybe you could have an experienced fellow MT look over some of your work & see if they can offer you any tips or corrections that might be causing the problem.

I had this happen to me & had 10 yrs experience at the time. I had no trouble with any actual medical content, but I was so used to doing things the way my previous employer wanted that I wasn't as up to date on my BOS as I should've been. Just a thought...
LOL is right...If you're only making 4 cpl at TT
You're grossly inadequate. Anyone who just makes base pay at TT with all of their incentives and bonuses must be in over their heads.

Perhaps you're management??
I don't think it is a rotten attitude and nothing said was lies. Just because someone says something that you disagree with does not automatically make them wrong or a liar. Obviously all MQ office are not ran the same way, that is pretty clear by reading all the different posts.

Besides paying line count, how are they still paying you if you don't record the hours? If a person has to work over their scheduled hours, then it should be paid as over time (got that information from the wage and labor board). I don't know which office you are out of, but the office I work out of you are required to get 40 hours a week, no exception, and not only the line count quota.

How can they let you go for no reason?

Why the hostility? I don't understand. Nothing in that post should have set you off. Everyone has the right to their opinion, just because you have a different one, does not make you right.
Nope...they're making more
when they offshore the work. American MTs all want 10-12 cents/line. When they offshore they pay 6 cents/line for transcription, 3-4 cents/line for QA, so they're making more money offshoring than giving it to American MTs at 10-12 cents/line and then having to still do QA at 3-4. See the picture?? Do the math...
They're not making a profit.
I work at Futurenet. I don't mind paying the 25.00. It's guaranteed by 10:30 a.m. It has only been late once and I was reimbursed the cost. It's worth it to me for the peace of mind.
Keep in mind you're not making any
money while answering those phone calls and handling tech issues.  Before you know it, you're ordinary 14 hour day turns into a 24 hour day.  It's not as if you take on the client and clear your .14 cpl - it's FAR from that.
You're making me have flashbacks...
I'm going to have to go take a Zantac - LOL :)

Changing jobs is such a nightmare now. It used to be so much easier when we all worked on Word, used our own expanders, etc. They'd basically just send the account rules & turn you loose... We could be up and working full speed in no time. All these weird platforms have really complicated it!
Unless you're secretly making FAR MORE than
I just find it very hard to believe that anyone could feel their paycheck is 'just fine'. If your company is 'in keeping with every other MTSO out there', then I would take that to mean that the pay there sucks, just like it does at every other MTSO out there.

Think about your level of expertise, your knowledge, the skills you have that probably 98% of the U.S. workforce does not have. Believe me, even looking information up on the internet takes a certain level of savvy. I know people who never seem to be able to find what they're looking for on Google, for instance, because they don't know how to search. And how to read between the lines once they find information they think might be accurate.

You make thousands of judgement calls every day as you work. Do you really hear this word, or this drug dosage? Or not? Do I flag this for QA to check, or do I send it through? Your judgement calls can impact patient other people's lives.

Your typing skill, hearing and memory have to be far above average in order to succeed. You have to know prefixes, suffixes, a certain amount of Greek and Latin, anatomy, and your way around a PDR like the back of your hand. And so on and so on.

Imagine if your level of skill were being applied at just about any other line of work out there. Or if you were a legal secretory or a court reporter (2 jobs with similar skill-sets and intelligence requirements). Most of us have probably looked at those careers in the past, and we have a pretty good idea what they pay. And it's far and above what any MT can ever dream of making, even if they work 10-12 hour days, 7 days a week.

I'm 'managing' on my income, too. Just barely. I know how to budget, how to do without most things, and where every penny I own is located. But just 'managing' is a far, far cry from 'thriving' or 'succeeding'.

'Just getting by' is what you do if you sneak into the country and pick lettuce for a living. It shouldn't be what medical transcribers have to settle for.
they're the ones griping about making min wage
and barely making line counts

so they have the qa. so what? they don't have the production.

BRAVO!! I'm sure you're making lots of $$$s..sm
But if you were like the rest of us peons who had to run back every few seconds of footage because you can't understand most of what the dictating clown is saying, whether ESL or native train-catcher or sleepwalker or can't-make-up-my-mind-what-I-want-to-say, Ah...Hmmmm...Scratch that!...Let's see, ..uh...where were we.. uh... zzzz (yawn) zzzz.  And then they race through the labs & medications 78 RPM.  But they're God's chosen people while we can't miss a comma...QA gets p..... off if we send too many blanks, well, I hope you see my point. My hat goes off to you!
You're making $400 a day on voice recognition?
How in the heck are you doing that? What kind of rate are you getting? How many lines are you doing a day? I'm just blown away at people making $50,000 a year in this business, much less $104,000. WOW! Congrats! Talk about depress me even more LOL.
QA compensation - anyone happy with what you're making?

I'm sorely tempted to look into a QA position and I was wondering how the compensation compared to transcribing.  I would love to be paid hourly, but it seems most offer by-the-line pay.  I know there are variables (platform, ESL, etc.) but I'm trying to come up with some type of comparable compensation formula just as a jumping-off point for negotiation.  Anyone care to elaborate on what they're earning, how they're paid, and how this compares to their transcribing earnings? 

If you're making yourself sick over no work

why not get another job instead of complaining about no work all the time? No job is worth getting stressed and sick over it.

Don't forget, TT is not the only company that has low/no work. Haven't you read the other posts on the other companies or do you just concentrate on putting TT down all the time?

Find another job, leave TT if it makes you so sick.

You aren't wasting your time, you're investing in a potential "yes!"
As to why you don't get a response, it might be for one or some of the reasons below, or none of them:

a. You don't meet clearly-stated qualifications. I delete every resume or application that doesn't meet standards required. If you can't follow instructions, don't expect me to take time out of my busy day to spend time on explaining this to you.

b. You're an Indian pretending to be an American. Again, I'm not wasting Keystrokes on you.

c. Your application is filled with errors. Maybe the dead silence from recruiters is a message to go back and review what you've put out there.

d. Maybe your application got overlooked. It has happened. Email the recruiter. If you don't get a response, review a, b, and c above and e below.

e. Maybe the recruiter is swamped. There are days when 10 hours will fly by and I've hardly had time to breath. There are applications to look at, resumes to review, tests to score, interviews to schedule, paperwork to complete, interviews to do, reports to file, fires to put out, and someone has to beat the tech people/MT supe upside the head to get them to call an irate MT, who feels that YOU are responsible for her every woe and calls 6 times a day to tell you about it.

From a recruiter POV, don't put your experience on page 4 under everything else you've done. I don't care that you work in the church nursery, or that you drive bus, or that you swept floors at Mitzi's Kut n Kurl. Don't make me wade through all that to find out if you can do the job I'm trying to hire for. I suspect I've tossed good resumes because I don't have time to read someone's life story before getting to the information I need. I also don't want to know your parent's names and professions (why do Indians do this?).

So, if you don't get a response you can either call or email, or just move on. It's not necessarily a rejection of you, but rather the reality of a busy society.
You're extremely lucky. I bet there aren't 10 of us out here employed by a hospital, working f
You're making mountains out of mole hills. A vindictive
FUNNIEST THING..they all think you're making all this big money (LMAO) -nm

No, they aren't that good....
Not from my experience anyway. Maybe they have really good American QA. I TRIED to QA some of their work for a very short time and just could not do it. It was not QA, it was re-do.
Maybe you just aren't good enough

Almost 0.06 VR, 0.095 total type.

Maybe your work quality rates you with the bottom feeders. I've been there a few weeks and got hired on with these numbers.

So you aren't that good are you? You are blaming your
lack of performance on an Andrews grad? Give me a break. I do QA and I have seen graduates from many schools and while the Andrews grads CAN be impressive, it is just not Andrews. A good MT will make it work no matter what school they came from. Andrews does give them an edge because Andrews will not take just anyone in their program.

Quit bellyaching and look in the mirror. Andrews grads may be given chances based on their school but remember (and I don't expect you to) that they have to pass tests to get accepted for a position and they have to work hard to keep their jobs also.

Basically what it comes down to is are you willing to work hard and try and excel and if you are fortunate enough to get hired, you are the one who is judged based on what YOU do.

Just because the Andrews grad might have chosen to quit a job, I am sure she had reasons for that just like anyone who chooses to do so.

Quit blaming it on the school they came from. Own up to your own shortcomings and work on them and you will see that what school you came from makes no difference ONCE you get into the market...it's what you choose to do with what you learned in your school, how you apply yourself and good common sense that help any MT in the industry.

Anyone who brags on their QA scores, good for them! She was proud and what is wrong with that? You would too IF you had the scores.

I have seen work from MTs from different schools and some have to work harder but many of the students do apply themselves and will do well eventually but not with an attitude like yours. You are the one who wants a free ride without applying yourself.

My reply to you is to grow up and don't worry about what someone else does...worry about what you do and try to better yourself just like the Andrews student is trying to better herself. It can be done! I'm tired of people who absolutely refuse to look in the mirror and see the problem.
Management is good, benefits are good
As with most places, familiarity and building your templates is the key to lines. I never run out of work but, on the other hand, I said in my hiring interview that I had been through a series of good companies but where I was constantly running out of lines and so that was a huge priority for me, and they have honored their promise to keep me in full-time work. Insurance is cheap and good. PTO starts accruing from day 1. Holiday leave comes out of your PTO, but you earn 3 or more weeks a year (based on your lines typed) and they don't insist that you work it. I had Thanksgiving, Christmas eve, and New Year's day off for the 1st time in (seems like) forever! I would say, in all honesty, that the only thing I don't like is that I have to go to another page to check my lines but that takes a few seconds and is more of an inconvenience than anything.
GOOD MTs aren't ... but there are tons of crappy ones
Finding one that is actually GOOD in this business? nearly impossible. I do editing and QA (and have been an MT for 22 years) and I see nothing but horrid work day in and day out.
Aren't they the ones that claim to be a good Christian
company too?  Sounds too much like TranScam to me. 
Search shows they're management consultants to docs/surgeons. No mention of being tranny
I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them ! - sm
no complaints from me. Incentive pay and line differential !!! I'm definitely making a good paycheck with them!!
Are you making good money there?

$7/hour is pretty darn good, I was making
the MT inexperience, as the inexperienced is all they are able to hire. Seasoned MT's know better than to go there.
Glad you are happy. You making good money there? sm
as well?
LOL Everyone I guess that says something good about a company is upper management.
Make sure you get your facts straight before you call me upper management.

If anyone would like to email me, then that is okay with me. I dont know how to add my email addy on here, but if you let me know how I would surely like to email you.
good people who all go to Hawaii while making you work every weekend. nm
I am still making good money with a natl. Not giving up yet. Just need about 10 more years and I a
You have no idea what you are talking about. My income tax return says I am making a good living
DSG is a good fit for me, management friendly, pay on time, occasionally running out of work is one
of my biggest complaints, but it is usually not for long, just enough to upset the routine.  Production incentive a plus.  Sound quality depends on the account. 
Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
Good company, pay on time direct deposit, work usually plentiful, nice coworkers and management has
always been very nice to me.  Incentive for MT over production goals.
From time to time those paper checks aren't good!
You're good.
I just sit and stare at my pay stubs, blinking now and then, totally clueless how to interpret them. First time that's ever happened to me.
If you're a good MT, it should not
my 2 cents
If you're really good and dependable......
They're a good company
I've been an IC with them since November last year.  I'm on a clinic account, so the work was slow around Christmas and New Year's because the clinic was closed, but otherwise, the work is plentiful throughout the week.  Good company - good people.  QA is really great to work with.  They pay right on time and are very accurate.