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Posted By: when your friendly Labor Board gets involved! -To on 2009-06-01
In Reply to: Sounds like push come to shove. - Fingers

Been there, done that, and just can't wait to do it again.

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You absolutely cannot deviate from your set schedule. You absolutely must give 2 weeks' notice if you need time off for any reason or need a schedule change. If not, you will be reprimanded like a child. If you want time off, they go by seniority. I was specifically told this by the supervisor when I asked for a day off and couldn't get it, but in the same respect I only gave a week's notice (heaven forbid).

This is a very good company, great pay, great benefits, but for me the flexibility was not there at all. It was just a personal choice. I absolutely need flexibility during my day with my children and surprises that always seem to come up where my husband needs me with his businesses, my reason for taking an IC/statutory position.

I was finding I had to constantly keep making schedule changes, which the supervisor always approved but wanted to be sure I didn't need to make anymore. :) I was pretty much a pain in the butt with schedule changes, so leaving there to take a break and then really evaluate what I needed led me to an IC position, which I am absolutely loving and is working so well for me. This is what I got into this business for in the first place.

Axolotl is a very good company, though. They don't offshore either.
Yes, sort of (sm)
CardioScribes is owned by MediScribes. To my knowledge, none of the Cardio stuff goes to India. However, I think all of the MediScribes does. I'm really not sure why it is that way. I mean, why they don't just send it all to India if they're going to send some. Not that they should. I'm just saying, it's weird.
I do--sort of. SM
It's a hazy window into the future called Google. Try checking terms such as electronic medical record voice recognition front end back end transcription. There's a lot of discussion these days among IT specialists and healthcare institutions about the transition to the EMR. Front-end VR systems are entered entirely by clinicians, provide an immediate record, and do away with involvement of editors, but require training, take more clinician time, and distract from patient interaction. Back-end systems are similar to old dictation patterns and route the VR product through us for cleanup. It appears likely at this point that some institutions will go for one approach and others for the other, but how many jobs will be left is lost in the hazy distance, but even in the best case fewer of us will be needed percentagewise.

Although few institutions have started the transition, a little research should burst the bubble that a home can be found someplace clinging to the comfy old way. The US is definitely backwards in this regard. Change is overdue, and virtually all are eventually going to VR and EMR. MTSOs are very, very busy looking and pushing for ways they (we) can continue to provide needed services.

Bottom line for anyone who wants to stay in this line of work: Become skilled in VR editing and be very ready to learn any other new skills change may require of the survivors. I haven't signed up for coding classes, for instance, but at least an initial introduction course or two might not be a bad idea.
Sort of makes me wonder who is really doing the
posting, don't ya think? That seems to be the intent of the posts, to turn us all off OSI, and somehow I have a sneaking suspicion it is one or more of the unhappy ex's now having fun at OSI's expense!
This is the sort of post that

made me almost reject their offer.  The only docking I am aware of is that they do indeed dock you if you cherry pick the work. Which to me, is one of the best features of the company. I find that the great line offsets any clunkiness of the software. As I said before, I am 100% happy working for them.


seems sort of low for someone with your expeience. nm
That is sort of hinky.
I've never had an IC position ask for this much documentation. Employee, yes, they do have to verify citizenship. But not IC.
I think you are sort of in the Kool-Aid
This person is responding to another poster from another thread who thinks it is just okay to undermine what we call smart people.  A company is hiring ICs to work shifts, but this company has actually subbed work for a national.  It's called asking questions, getting answers, and then having someone believe that it is just okay to make money off of us working MTs like yourself.  I understand you think this person is heartless, but in essence they are not.  This OP is trying to make a point, but obviously you are not aware of the many threads regarding this issue.  Take a chill pill!  The bottom of the barrell is the company that subs and then misrepresents what they are doing to reel in MTs for a short period of time only to find out that the work runs out.  Do you realize how hard it is to learn a new account, and then have it taken from you?  I am sure you do.  That is what this thread is really about.  It is really about being informed of companies and their wrongdoings.  It is allowed to be posted if someone is not paid from a certain company, and so it should be allowed to know whether a company is trying to pull a fast one at the expense of MTs that are unaware of this type of behavior.
OK, now that I can sort of understand.

(Sort of.)

I sort of agree, but --sm
I have tried using the archives to look things up too and I have NEVER found the information I am looking for. Others complain about it too, with only being able to find things from two years ago or some such. Everyone always says, look in the archives, but don't use the Google search, but no body ever takes the time to EXPLAIN how to search the archives. Even you yourself say to search the archives using the correct tring of characters, but you do not explain what that is. I have spent the time, but give up in frustration because nobody bothers to help with HOW to search the archives, but just saying *do it*. So a lot of people give up, as well, and hope that someone will just answer their questions, instead of telling them to research it, but not telling them how. That is what makes no sense to me. and that is why I say that nobody wants to help anymore.
Yeah, it's sort of like comparing - (sm)
The tone was a bit on the stern side today too, don't you think?

I, too love the current platform. Entirely easy & user-friendly. I worry that the speech-rec part of the new platform will turn this into a boring editing job.
Sort of like waiting for your meal at a
restaurant. In the good old days, the second I would light a cigarette, after reaching the impatient point for my food, the meal would come! LOL! Good luck to you! You get to play with that shiny new computer all weekend!! Best of luck!
Sounds sort of like Answer-Med in
Monroe, LA. They keep pets on top of all that.
That sort of behavior was well illustrated by
well back into history, and there are a lot of reasons for it. Partly genetic, partly situational.
What exactly is different about it? Can you give sort of a short overview?
They're lying sort of. They are pretty much
100% Indian, so I guess saying they don't offshore to India isn't a total lie.  They just have an address in the US, which someone posted previously was actually a residence. 
Actually ther sort of offshore those jobs too. sm
There are Indians here on visas that take these IT jobs and get paid half of what an American makes.  They're trying to get the government to grant more of these types of visas so they can bring more in.
Amazing that someone wants to pay that well -
As well some of them should! I talked with several MTSO ladies recently, and they told me their contract with the hospitals and clinics they did was for from between 20-24 cents per 65-character count line. These were at different places around the country. Seems like a lot of profit to me?
its amazing to me why some MTs sm
think that THEY are the only ones who are owed a response from a recruiter. To me if a recruiter doesn't answer, they don't want you, move on! For whatever reason. I have almost 30 years experience, not every place I have applied to answers and I don't expect them to.

I do have concerns about MTs who say they have worked for many companies blah, blah, blah. Why are they working for many companies anyway? Sounds like job hopping to me and there is a lot of that in this business. Some MTs think that if one thing doesn't go their way, move on to the next company. Personally, I will not hire a job hopper no matter how good they are! It is not worth it. I will wait it out for someone with experience who has a stable work record.

Recruiter, just do what you need to do and ignore all of this nonsense. Obviously there are some egos that need to be stroked and MTs who can't stand it if that does not happen.

Now if it is a matter of scheduling an interview or start date and then not showing up by a recruiter or trainer that is a different story but that was not the question to begin with.

I have worked for two different companies in almost 30 years and one of the companies I just started. I don't feel anybody owes me anything I can exist on my own skills and if I send a resume with no answer I ignore it and go on. I can only say I had that happen one time and the rumor was the company had no work at the time. They did me a favor.

Ignore the idiots, you owe nothing to anyone!
I only graduated 4 months ago and have been working for a national since then. My QA is at 99.4-100% consistently. I do acute care all day long. It seems that some of these schools need to sit up and take notice if they are turning out such poor quality MTs. I went to Community College to get my MT education.
I quit working there almost 6 months ago because I had a feeling that this type of thing would be coming when SPI took over Cymed. All of the changes that were going on just did not seem right at all. Now I'm REALLY glad that I left when I did! Unbelievable.
Just had to follow up on this because, 2 years later, the US MTs still have tons of work to do and there are several hundred US MTs employed at Spheris. Considering that all the work was being sent to India and US MTs were being forced to quit or being laid off...wonder how this is possible?! This just goes to show you that some people overreact and get their undies in a wad over silly things and blow things way out of proportion. If everyone would just calm down and think rationally, sometimes they wouldn't end up making stupid choices.
Not amazing
It's the difference in gross lines and pages versus 65 cpl pay.  Thank AAMT or whatever they call themselves now.  Going to paint gourds.
Wow. Amazing. You are still trying your best
spinning it around and around in circles in an attempt to make it into something that supports your own false premises? Why do you keep repeating yourself on this and instead address some of her replies and the points she raised like why she stayed or the fact that you are the only one here who has hallucinated blame, misery and loss or your repeated pleas for someone, anyone to help you make sense of it all?

While you are at it, I would be interested to hear your answer to the the notions of pride, being part of the medical community, patient care or maybe one of the most important things you continue to avoid, which is the right for her or any of us to have a different definition of success and/or failure.

I have a question of my own for you. Just where in the devil do you get off being so outraged and condescending toward an MT who told a simple story and expressed an opinion about TTD? What in the world is it about that OP that has gotten you all worked up into such a lather? It's really not a pretty sight.
VR amazing on this end also
The time I started it was exactly the same way and yesterday mine was extremely good, picking up I would say at least 98-99% of all said. By the way, were you working for a company, hospital or just what. I know our place has been on for years now and am thinking some EMR is different from another kind.
May I just say..500 lph...is amazing! sm
That is absolutely wonderful, and although I do not work for MDI, I do know that the VR there is relatively new....for you to be achieving 500 lph is blowing me out of my chair right now. Congratulations (even though I am a tad jealous since I can only achieve approximately 300, and I have been doing it since last winter)! Keep up the good work...and share your tricks!
Are there any companies that hire emp status and let you work sort of a split?
I would like to work 6 hours during the day while kids are in school and then about 2 hours in the evening. Are there companies that will allow this? Do they have affordable benefits?
As opposed to what sort of "panties" she wears normally? Thanks for that mental picture!

YES! It's amazing what you can find out there.
Some counties used to post bankruptcy records.  Most states have databases where you can search marriage and divorce records online; property records including title, taxes, value of home, and square footage of the dwelling; criminal records even for nonviolent offenders; obituaries; social security death index; professional licenses; assumed business name records; business licenses.  It's amazing that all that information is just out there to be seen.  I snooped on myself and there's quite a bit out there.  Scary.  That's not even to mention people's autopsy reports and police records that have been posted.  The general public does not need access to all that information.
Amazing. You are training ASR, and they cut your pay. nm.
It's amazing how you criticize MTs

for wanting *money in the bank*, and yet, you want the exact same thing for yourself.  As for the starving foreign MTs, I guess we must not have any starving Americans.  Your post makes me sick and my skin crawl.  You may not be losing any sleep now, but when the tide turns on you (and believe me it will) someday, don't expect any sympathy from your fellow Americans. 

It's pathetic MTSOs like yours that's making this country what it is.  It was your greed and others like you that caused the many problems this field has. 

Pretty Amazing
I'm amazed at the lack of professionalism.  In looking back at past posting, this is not the first time management at SS had attacked posters on this board.  Like I said previously, this guy has sent me two very, very nasty emails, in addition to what he's posted here.  According to him, everything is wonderful at SS and every MT who says they had a bad experience are hallucinating.  Unbelievable!
It's amazing how much we do for free
these days, isn't it. In the old days, we were paid for EVERYTHING, templates, headers, footers, demos, etc... and even better with gross lines. Sigh :(
These posts are amazing
The word *need* was never used, the word *gimme, gimme* was never used.

It's a conversation about MT week because we are MTs.

Unbelievable. Must be fun to be around these naysayers.
wow, amazing and impressive!...nm
Just be honest. Put down the shift you're looking for, what type of work, that sort of thing.
Be reasonable in the line rate, or I use "negotiable".  Let them know if you're looking for a large or small company to work for.
look at the whole package! their benefits are amazing.
They must have an amazing sales team!
I wanted to hear their pitch on how it was better to outsource to India rather than use a U.S. company. The sales team knew very well that the MT quality was poor. In fact, U.S. editors would receive phone calls from some of the sales team and they would 'scold' the editors and put the pressure on us. They were eventually told not to do that as some editors were very uncomfortable receiving personal phone calls from the sales team. Not a fun working environment at all.
Amazing how a little communication here and there helps. I wish they'd
That's the amazing thing about the internet...
you have the freedom and anonymity to claim anything you want and you don't have to prove and better yet, people believe you!
I have those days and hours. What's so amazing about it?
Question re: your amazing productivity
I have read a couple of posts now which stated that working with Chartscript decreased their productivity tremendously. In all my years as in the biz, Chartscript is all I've ever used and it makes me wonder if that is contributing to my lack of productivity. Also, I am interested as to where you can work to make the type of line count you have - I think I'd throw myself a party every day if I reached levels such as that!!
Wow! I'm impressed. You NEVER have to use reference material? Amazing!
I don't work at Amphion but it's amazing that they expect
Isn't it amazing! It is kind of a brainwashing thing
It becomes so we don't even realize the mistreatment, and we end up apologizing for low pay checks to our bosses, etc. I wonder if they are laughing all the way to the bank... as an industry, we all need to remember that battering is a choice, however, the people who control the jobs are the ones who control our lives, and if we choose not to be battered, we may be out of luck! I just wish on the whole there would be a way to revamp the system, like some kind of regulation so that workers aren't so abused... what other profession is there where extremely intelligent and scientifically talented people are conned into believing they are worthless? I can't think of another... but at least knowing it isn't us is a nice validation that we are not crazy!
It's amazing to read this board and see how many rotten MT companies there are out there!
What the heck happened to this business!
It's amazing to read this board and see how many rotten MT companies there are out there!
Only if you believe what you read on this web site. Personally, I would not put one ounce of thought into what someone anonymously writes.
And you just started on DQS brand new account and make 260 lph. You are extremely amazing but to be
honest I dont believe you.
I have to agree here. Been in this biz for long time - amazing to see that every MT is owed somethi
Yes it is! I got mine today -- think it is great. I'm happy to be part of such an amazing compa

I feel like I have FINALLY found my home.  :-)