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It's not the negativity of the poster, it is what the MTSO posted.

Posted By: Hah on 2006-02-28
In Reply to: pmsi - vamt

It doesn't show the MTSO in a very good light. 

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    Thanks for all the negativity posted about this job. sm
    It made it easier for me to obtain this gravy train account. I would rather take 0.06 cpl GROSS LINE any day over 0.07 or 0.08 cpl 65-character line. With that said, I would also rather take 0.07 cpl or 0.08 cpl over 10 cpl any day if I could have the same, repetitive dictator daily versus 500+ dictators, easily type in Word and no time consuming platform to learn. Wake up people and quit being followers. Judge companies and pay for yourself and decide what you need to earn money and survive. Not what your fellow MT complains about. I suspect those complaining are the ones not making much money.
    I'm not the same poster who posted above.
    I didn't even come close to staying with them for three years.  I got smart and got out much faster than that.
    I posted the 9.25 cpl but I'm not the poster
    You said you pay more than the nationals.

    I make 9.25 cpl plus incentive at a national.

    Do you pay more than that?

    to this poster and all who posted below...sm
    As you are all so unhappy with VR you will probably all quit.
    Could 1 of you be so nice and divulge the name of this so horrible, terrible company, so that maybe others can apply and change companies?
    So what about the poster above being instructed by the MTSO,
    the poster's employer, to type everything as the doctor says it, even if it the grammar is improper or the sentences don't make sense?

    In this case the MT's job IS to create a low quality document. According to the MTSO, the poster would not be doing the job correctly if the poster was creating a quality document.

    What are this poster's options? Is it this poster's fault when you go read the record, and it is incomprehensible? Should this poster quit their job because they are following the dictates of the MTSO and hospital?

    Again, why are the MTSOs/hospitals creating this environment not the target of your venom but the individual MTs?
    To the MTSO who posted
    I wanted to bring this up to the top so it wouldn't get lost down below. 


    You basically said that US editing of offshore work was not going to stop.  Is this per demand of the client?  They want offshore rates but good quality?  Why do you give them both when it hurts your bottom line?  The biggest mistake the MTSOs make is agreeing to this.  I believe if the cheap client wants offshore rates they should get exactly what they pay for, including editing done by the offshore contractor.  If they want quality, they need to pay for that quality.  It's more than past time for all MTSOs to stand firm on this. 

    the "Smart Source" poster has posted the same exact
    response many many times. Keep in mind that the only reason you got a Smart Source account is because you lived in a state that allowed you to work on that account. There are MANY OF US that live in states that cannot get Smart Source accounts.

    But I'm probably not responding to a Transcriptionist but rather a recruiter for DKR ...
    Was a reference posted in February by an MTSO that it
    search by key word _flying monkies_ and read the responses.
    I had posted that question right up under the original poster and prior to her post being answeredsm

    Looks are deceiving and I AM paying attention.

    It's posted right on their website under Tech. Requiremts. Not the first MTSO I've seen post t
    after all the negativity about MQ and them having-sm
    their own board to vent and all, how was I supposed to know it was not sarcastic. You did not elaborate at all. I love eating feet though...lol. sheesh. get mad over something worthwhile.

    Well this will probably raise some hackles....but here goes.


    I have never seen so much negativity towards other colleges, as I have seen on this message board.  That is a shame.  Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it just seems like there are alot of you that want to post nothing but negative posts/replys. 


    NOW watch how many critics there are about THIS post!!

    So much negativity
    Let's give it a chance; no one has a crystal ball to have guaranteed bad outcome.

    I really feel everyone should calm down and see how it goes.  Being negative is helping a thing.  I truly do not believe for one second that Dorothy so called SOLD US OUT.  Has anyone here ever owned a transcription THE SIZE OF MDI with the same volume of accounts and had to continue to make the customer happy and keep every single MT at the same?  MDI is doing their BEST with the situation this economy is in and doing their best to maintain accounts so that we CAN make an income. 

    I dont think its really fair to bash D or CB on here PERIOD.  If your not happy with the partnership, then just quietly move on.  There is no need to be saying Dorothy sold us out and negative comments like her pillow is stuffed with fat stacks of cash, and calling CB the QUEEN now. 

    Its all unnecessary and its NOT going to increase your line count.

    Most of the people on here posting negative comments aren't even using their real names.  I just wonder how Dorothy would feel if she could see who was really being so critical of a CHANGE that hasn't even completely evolved yet.

    The negativity expressed on MT
    boards is one thing that really made me question if MT was right for me.  Luckily, I persevered despite the negativity and have found that I love MT work. You might try going to a local AHDI meeting if there is one near you.  I have found MTs to be much more considerate and helpful and positive in person. 
    Don't be afraid of the negativity...
    Facts are facts, and it's useful. You don't have to like it but can still use what you read. Things tend to get witchy here sometimes, but I gotta say were it not for this board and the freedom we have here of saying what we feel and reading both sides, I'd not have been able to make a halfway intelligent quick decision between two companies. I was set to sign on with a place everybody was praising highly a few months ago which now apparently is going the route of the place I just left, i.e., down the tubes. I used this board, made personal email contact with several people (very valuable) and very quickly picked a place where hopefully I can quit worrying for awhile at least (but who knows? I'll never truly feel secure jobwise again, but it's been a good wake up call). The info I continue to get here has been invaluable to me. You have to know how to use information you're presented with and take what you can from it in any situation. By the way, I also learned that you cannot necessarily believe everything a recruiter will tell you no matter how nice that person is or how intelligent you think your questions are. It can be a different story once you've signed on with the company.
    Reasons for negativity.
    MDI has been my dream transcription job/company to work for....having this job is the reason I got into transcription.  After having worked for the large national companies and finally being able to get on with MDI, I thought this is it for me, I found the perfect place to be for me........Those of us that have worked for other companies that have done this same thing, been there, done that, repeating the cycle. I guess I was naive to think it would be different with MDI. 
    Stamp out this Negativity against MDI
    I really feel everyone should calm down and see how it goes. Being negative is helping a thing. I truly do not believe for one second that Dorothy so called SOLD US OUT. Has anyone here ever owned a transcription THE SIZE OF MDI with the same volume of accounts and had to continue to make the customer happy and keep every single MT at the same? MDI is doing their BEST with the situation this economy is in and doing their best to maintain accounts so that we CAN make an income.

    I dont think its really fair to bash D or CB on here PERIOD. If your not happy with the partnership, then just quietly move on. There is no need to be saying Dorothy sold us out and negative comments like her pillow is stuffed with fat stacks of cash, and calling CB the QUEEN now.

    Its all unnecessary and its NOT going to increase your line count.

    Most of the people on here posting negative comments aren't even using their real names. I just wonder how Dorothy would feel if she could see who was really being so critical of a CHANGE that hasn't even completely evolved yet. Most are reacting from igorance and FEAR.
    The negativity is warranted. SM
    Since when have you heard of any buyout that made things better for the MT? None. I worked for Transhealth, which was bought by Webmedx. Two years later (almost), it has not been better for us. More management, the use of a time clock, horrible accounts, low work. Never had this at Transhealth.
    I'm sure many postings are shaded by negativity but
    If I see something that goes into great detail describing a negative experience, not getting paid, bad management with a pretty good explanation why, etc. I steer clear of that company. No one could be making some of this stuff up.
    I was offered a job with DSG and it seems a lot of negativity on here. Is anyone happy there and
    do all the accounts have this bad sound I hear so much about.  Since they use DQS if they are rerecording from another sound file they will get a very bad sound from that.  I do know that but you wouldnt think their own accounts would have that same bad sound. 
    Gee...are you at all aware of the degree of negativity you have? If your negative... sm
    attitude spills over into your employees... then I think you should expect just what you are getting... if anything at all...What I am so tired of is just anyone thinking they are management material ..and are also in the wrong profession... I have had more than my share of you people also...
    Not sure why the negativity and sarcasm ... kinda sounds like the old

    lover scorned thing ... LOL.   No company can probably say that it never runs out of work, but I have 2 accounts, and have only had to go to my secondary account maybe 10 times in the almost 1 year I have been there now.  At least the management team at TT cares.  I have worked for companies where I ran out of work, and the response I got was a laugh and just take the day off.   At least TT will get you another account.

    As far as your remark alluding to the fact that if we were so busy working, we wouldn't be here -- do you work 24/7?  Also, TT is not a sweatshop.  We are allowed breaks. 

    Maybe you had a bad experience with them.  No company is a great fit for everyone, that's for sure.  I have seen people rave about companies on here, tried them myself, and thought YUCK. 

    It is only 6 am and my shift doesn't start until 4p, but I guess I shouldn't be posting here since apparently it implies that TT has no work ... LOL. 

    Its why people complain about negativity on this board
    Some people want to think that the people posting negative things here are just malcontents.  Sometimes, when a person speaks the truth, half a dozen other folks jump on to say its not the truth and everything is roses and rainbows.  Usually the truth is somewhere in the middle.  But some people would prefer to believe the sunshine being blown you-know-where by recruiters because they want to think they have lucked into a goldmine.  Well, its a crap shoot - maybe you did and maybe you didn't.  Each person's truth is going to hit them only after they are working the account.  So if she only wants to hear about the rainbows, let her have her fantasy.  Reality will come soon enough when she gets no paycheck.  Then she can pay her bills with all the rainbows.
    Wow, some just aren't happy unless there's negativity and drama abounding.

    Just because Stephanie is eloquent and not spouting negativity doesn't mean she isn't an MT.
    She is just an MT who doesn't subscribe to your doom and gloom attitudes. 
    when docs give mtso a check, then mtso pays you?
    Isn't she an MTSO owner - which MTSO ? Just curious. n/mnn
    I agree! I just can't imagine a company speaking such negativity! I just can't imagine that.
    Surely this is not a manager or anyone big time important at SS.  I just thought maybe it is a mad MT or something.  I have never seen such postings from a manager.  I was just curious.  I think it is very unprofessional if this is management.
    Hello??!! I'm the original poster! I think I can respond to the poster who replied to my original
    The Rates Are Posted Here and Posted Below

    The service owner fees are posted in a UnionNow post (below), but here they are again:


    $0.115 - $0.25 per line for full transcription of acute care on 24/7 accounts

    $2.75 - $7.65 per report for full transcription of pathology, lab, specialty operative notes, plain film and interventional radiology

    $0.097 - $0.125 per line for VR editing


    $0.85 - $1.25 per report full transcription

    $0.06 - $0.115 per line full transcription

    $0.035 - $0.06 per line for VR editing








    Not that poster but

    why was she rude?  I didnt see anything rude in her post.  So she got more lines than you, how is that rude?  I work at Transcend also and I got my lines in that I usually get.  I had to type a different shift of course.  I work different times of the day when it is slow and I always manage to make it. 

    Also, the email that was sent out I think was very considerate.  Any other company, when slow ( and they ALL get slow), just slows down with no explanations, reassurances, or care. 

    That's not what the poster said. Poster said
    If the poster was hired at 8 cpl last year and makes 13,001 lines to qualify for the incentive (0.0025 cpl at 13,001 lines) that means the poster only makes 1072.58.  But the MTs hired after Nov. 1 at 10 cpl makes 1100.00 for only producing 11,000 lines.   Tell you what, that would freak me out if I just got hired there.  Because no matter when you get hired, in a few short weeks or months you're just the old worn out mare to them. 
    Are you the same poster as below?
    I appreciate your comments about new accounts coming on board in January and June. That is very likely.

    The MTs here who are sobbing, as you say, and cannot have it both ways ARE the ones who did keep a fairly regular schedule and did for years, and now for the last couple months the rug has been pulled up from under them.
    To the poster(s) below who is/are asking
    about TransHealth, I am the one who answered your questions and got flamed for being honest.  This is exactly why I said before I will never put why I hated a company again.  I have no reason to lie, but just believe me when I say it is definitely in your best interest(s) to stay away from this company. They are the absolute worst out there and that is saying something!!
    Not that poster, but I know what he/she SM

    is saying because I have worked with a number of people over the years who will look you straight in the eye and tell you that they were the best transcriptionists and in fact they were terrible!  Usually they had a bunch of years in, but they had limited value - like typing only 1 type of work or had only worked at 3 little rural hospitals, like that.  They functioned well as long as the dictator was American and spoke at a normal rate of speed but they would never be able to do the kind of work a normal transcription service has.


    Not the poster above, but that's how I met this
    person. I had a problem and posted about it on this very board, and this person was so kind and caring and helpful. Nothing to do with a job - but with med transcription. She has been a mentor AND friend to many, many MTs for no financial gain whatsoever at all - thus anyone even bothering to post in her defense, let alone know who she is. She got nothing out of me, had nothing to gain from helping me - just went out of her way to help me, and I know has done the same for others. A really nice and professional MT - one who wants to help others newer to the field, etc. I don't see her post here anymore for a long time, and I just pray that she does not read the boards either. Really an all time low for MTs to post personal attacks on a person - I'm sure Admin isn't aware of it, or this whole thread would be in the trash where it belongs.
    I think the poster was asking
    what companies require you to use an FTP site to download your dictation files and send them back. I understand what you mean, but the company I work for does not require MTs to use an FTP site. I could be wrong, but I think that is what the OP was referring to.
    this may be the same poster over and
    over again. Diskriter has a huge turnover. H-U-G-E, both inside the main office and with transcriptionists. I couldn't take it any more. I was jumped from one account to another to another. I was told to work weekends and when I would work the weekend, I sometimes would not have any work. I actually made $23.00 one weekend after an 8 hour shift. I was fuming! They supposedly had all this work, but I certainly wasn't getting any.

    I should state that I have been a Transcriptionist for 12 years, so it's not the quality of my work or lack of experience. When I first started with Diskriter, I was making my line count and my pay was not that great, but I figured I would stick with it. It just got worse. I left. I'm sure everyone has a different experience with them.
    I'm not that poster above, but as far SM
    as my experience with them went, he/she is speaking the truth.  I did a SmartSource account and then went to work directly for Diskriter and it was like night and day.  More like NIGHTMARE working for DR directly.  The PTO, the health insurance, holidays, everything was totally different and much less than when I was on the SmartSource account.  DR's ever-changing management was annoying because you never knew who was running what from week to week.
    I think that poster was just trying to help SM
    because if you wait for the administration to come onto a public bulletin board to address your questions, you will be waiting quite a while.
    Not the other poster, but yes, I would say they-sm
    have a lot of work that is actually worse than on the test.  I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone who doesn't have a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of ESL experience.  All of the accounts are pretty much the same, littered with these horrible ESL doctors.
    Not the poster but
    I got mine from transcriptiongear.com. You can buy it directly from the Instant Text website too. I paid 180 four years ago, but it was worth it. I have tried all the Expanders out there, and this one is by far the best!
    For poster below not OP
    poster below is right - MDI-MD
      where'd the little blue smiley guy with the thumbs-up go?
    lol. Not as if I am the only poster who gets
    Sure am! And also a certain poster on another
    board, one who likes star trek. There was no alternative other than to make this move! My DH probably does not realize it is reality, and I am sure I will be told to bring in the money, anytime soon. But in the meantime, he can help me now. I sure would love to have e mail buddies. Just don't know if the e mail stuff works on this board right now. In the meantime, I will be here saying hi, this place and another have certainly gotten me through a lot lately, especially for companionship. THanks for all your kind words, that is for sure!
    For all this poster said.
    These could all be the same poster using a
    showed how unprofessional she is by ranting on the other thread.  This is so yesterday. 
    The poster below is right sm
    BOS is fine and we have to have SOME sort of industry standards. HOWEVER, the account specifics have to trump the BOS every time. The client gets it how they want it, BOS to the wind. Now, if your QA person is always changing her mind, that is different.

    I don't like she didn't want to go back after the fact and listen to your blanks. I don't care how she gets paid, that is a waste of time, period, end of that story, thanks folks. She may well be an idiot, if she actually thinks that saves her any time. It would increase her billable hours...still an idiot.

    Take a bow, poster, take a bow....
    Thanks for saving me all of that typing and waking me up.

    For a fleeting second, I thought maybe I needed therapy because I actually ENJOY my job and make very decent money.

    Again, BRAVO!!!