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Is it true that once Keystrokes hires you...

Posted By: nervousnelly on 2006-01-09
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you don't hear from them for many weeks to actually start? Thinking of applying with them but this makes me nervous...

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Who hires for TRUE independent contractor sm

positions..  Ones where they give you a set amount of lines and you set your own hours just as long as you get the transcription done within that period of time. 

Not true. Transcend tried to buy Keystrokes last year. sm
Keystrokes owners turned them down as they are not interested in selling and they are against offshore transcription. They are getting as big as Transcend, maybe even bigger, and they treat their employees a heck of a lot better!

Where do you get these rumors from? Not from anyone who knows.
old hires get double pay; new hires now get 4 cents more;
Glad that's true for you for 8 years. Not true for many. I love the company, but I do run out of
as do many others. Wish I were as fortunate as you.
Not necessarily true. That is not a true test of skill.
Do you know how many people get others to take tests for them? It happens and it happens more often than you might think. The only skill that shows anyway is that you can do it.

We are actually more than a transcriptionist. We are specialists in our field and we are supposed to know some things regarding anatomy and physiology as a working base. That's how we can judge if a physician dictates something in accurately and many do because they can't pronounce or just are not thinking. That's why our skills of basic knowledge come into play and that means basic knowledge of body parts. If our job was just to sit there and type without thinking about what we are transcribing, then all patients are in trouble and this is just based on what I see as a QA person.

It's more than just knowing how to transcribe and some of the companies have discovered how to know what your basic knowledge is based on what you have picked up with your experience by utilizing your references etc. Hopefully that utilization of your references has taught you something that does stick in your head.

Beliefs like yours are just so far off base. You have to know what you are doing. It's not just about being able to listen and type. Base knowledge is a very important thing and the services have to find a way to know that knowledge base that is there in your head.

PLEASE go with co. who only hires from USA!!!!
Transolutions only hires in USA!!! MQ hires anybody who they can screw.
MDI MD hires you as SE's not IC's
MDI-MD hires SE only...(sm)

MDI-FL hires employess with benefits.  :)

MDI-FL also hires ICs. nm
New hires
They probably are hiring extra expecting that all might not stay, or that some won't work out. 
I'm one of those new hires, and...
I hope that all the TT questions on this board are not an indication of how difficult it is to communicate with supes at TT.  What I usually do if I have non-critical questions, especially for a new employer or in any situation where I know more questions will come up over time, is I just write them down and when I have 3 or 4 I'll send off an email.  Keeps me from bombarding someone with emails when every hour another little oh what about.... pops into my mind.
Wonder why no hires in NY, CA and MO? (sm)
Live in Missouri and have never seen anything that restricted us before.
Any new hires for MDI ...sm
Any new hires completed training?  Is there enough work on your primary to keep you busy?  What has your experience been after completing your 5 reports or 20 minutes of dictation?  Please share new hires or current employees?  Thanks.
yes, new hires
do work 1 wkend day every week.

Older/previous hires only had/have to do 2 wk-end days a month.

they have a number of accounts, and i am sure they could accommodate your preference if you are fortunate enough to be hired. Very good place to work, in my opinion!!
The new hires were either CM hires (for those sm
weird schedules like Wed-Sun 2nd shift) or for the new Enterprise account that had to hire the already-existing in house MTs; those hospitals MTs came along with the package and are now Webmedx MTs. Not new hires in the sense you were meaning.
Amphion hires PT. sm

You set your own schedule; weekends/nights only if you want it in your schedule.  Always have work.  Good pay, good accounts, good people. 



Who hires newbies?

work at home only.

What Co Hires CherryPickers?


How long do new hires usually sm
stay on 100% QA with TransHealth?  TIA!
I am looking for a company that hires ICs.
JLG hires IC's and has a current ad
Good place!
I would have to say the MTs my company hires--sm

are for the most part unable to do acute care.  Most of them seem to be from really small hospitals/doctor offices and have never been exposed to a wide variety of drugs, surgical procedures, therapies, you name it.  Most of them are also not interested in learning anything, they just want to type and get paid and have me do their hard work for them.


Who still hires SE status?
Who hires trainees?
I know this has probably been asked before, but does anyone know of companies that hire trainees?  I have a friend with some medical experience who wants to train on the job.
Any company that hires PT for 500 lph....sm
I am looking for extra work but can only commit to no more than 500 lines a day, sometimes less and allow me work any time as long as I do the lines.  I some times have slow mornings and sometimes I have slow afternoons, depending on what doctor's are on and would like to be able to fill my time in between with some extra work.
Hires newbies
Allegiant and Sound Medical Transcription.  Both are very nice owners/companies to work for/with.  Good luck!
Let them train all their new hires on
My problem is that I cannot see why should I be moved to another account when my account is going to the new MT's they keep training?  Problem lies in overhiring and not enough accounts!
training new hires??
so you aren't paid hourly?
Medware hires SE. nm
With all the new hires will TransTech
MDI-MD - Recent Hires

Just curious - if you had a phone interview, was the recruiter on time to call you? I had one scheduled but haven't received any contact.

Anyone else with this experience?

This is what they are currently requiring for new hires...SM
work shift either Sun-Thu or Tue-Sat, 700 lines each of those 5 days. Have to work a weekend day every week, not just twice a month like older requirements for existing employees.
Now I see TT only hires the best spellers.
TransTech hires PT & needs MTs now
New Futurenet hires? How do you like it so far? nm
If you are indeed a newbie, I believe MDI-MD only hires..sm

MTs with at least 5 years acute care experience.  I may be wrong but I have worked there about 6 years now and that is my understanding.  Good luck to you though wherever you land! 

Does DSG every hire new hires as QA?
fast at it. I also used to help other QA staff with pointers and tips that really made it user friendly.  I was an original QA guinea pig who got the original versions of QASAR to test and gave suggestions to help it along.  I loved QASAR as a feedback tool in particular. It was so nice to be able to give spot-on feedback and helpful references without having to write emails, etc.  I think I miss QAing!  Thanks for any DSG info you could pass on.  I know lots of companies don't hire QA from outside, but only promote from within. But maybe DSG might need QA who are experienced in QASAR?
layoffs and hires
Can someone explain to me why a company would lay people off and then hire new people?  Were they just getting rid of the riff-raff?
Any Webmedx New Hires?
I am interested in the current interview/testing/hiring process. I applied on-line and passed the mini-tests they give you there and heard from an admin assistant. She sent me a VERY long questionairre to fill out and turn in to the recruiter, along with my resume. I believe the next step is a phone interview.

Can anyone tell me about the interview and next steps in the process?

Thanks so much.

To those of you recent MDI hires...sm

Were you hired just by submitting your resume, or was MDI advertising for help at the time?  How long between the time you sent your resume and the time they called?  Thanks.


As you can see from posts below, new hires make more than I do. nm

MT Solutions hires newbies....
It apparently depends on who you are, who hires you, where
you live, how well you test, etc.
Anyone know company that hires PT AND still uses dial-up? NM

Whether MDI-FL hires IC or just employee status.
I am thinking of applying but only want IC right now. I am not really interested in being tied to a schedule or need the benefits. I like the flexibility that IC offers..Thanks
AIDI in DE also hires inhouse
Plus they have transcriptionists who work at home just like Christiana Hospital. Both are in Delaware
Who hires minimum of 10cpl for Rad?

Are the new JLG hires happy with their choice? sm
Have been considering applying, and wondered what the consensus was.  TIA.
Yes they do - 50% of line rate for new hires
and 60% of typing line rate for established MTs.
who hires statutory employees -
This has probably been addressed before, but after reading a thread on the main board about IC tax hassles, I am just wondering if anyone hires statutory employees, so I can avoid the extra SE tax. Thanks in advance.
Precyse hires hourly QA.