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It makes a big difference in mine. So happy.

Posted By: Not a naysayer, just a worrier on 2008-01-29
In Reply to: Great news on insurance, I never doubted this would happen - tt2


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Like that makes any difference? I am IC and the
company has me working hours already set up. When I first signed on was told would have to know which days and hours. I do not know how others do but as an IC am certainly bound to work set hrs.
Thank you for clarifying that. It makes a big difference! NM

Makes a big difference when you can actually say, "I love my job." :-) sm

I recently switched jobs, and for the first time in a VERY long time, I actually look forward to working.  I love the people, the pay is good, and I love the work (cardiology).   I also have found out I am much more productive as an IC, working when I want, which actually turns out to be more hours than a straight 8 hours somewhere as an employee, but it doesn't seem like it is so much because I work whenever I want to (like right now when I am up at 3 a.m.!).

I'm glad you found a company you're happy with.  I have always heard good things about AccuStat.  It is nice to see positive posts instead of just the negative.


Thanks for info. Makes a difference whether I apply or not.
Don't know about cherry picking, but time of day makes all the difference (sm)
If I worked day shift, got a fair mix of work. The days I worked early evening, seems like I had to work through 8-10 pieces of rejected poop to get to the regular mix. I thought perhaps a lot of people ended their shift when a crappy one came up and therefore the next shift had to wade themselves out of the doo-doo.
IC or employee status, makes no difference at this point. nm
Holidays and OT offered on the weekend - always makes a difference (sm)
anywhere you work. Also, I think some of us (newer hires) are getting up to speed and pulling more work from the accounts. This is all part of the process. If they plan to take on new accounts they have to be sure the current ones are well covered.
You've got to be kidding! It makes a HUGE difference. I sure wouldn't want to work with

Were you hired hourly or by the line, employee or IC? just wondering if it makes a difference...
I opted for hourly and wondering if it woudl be better do it by the line. It is hard to know if you do not know the software program or what the transcription is like ESL etc.. Just wondered what your experience has been like.
Look below..sounds like EVERYBODY is happy there...Kind of makes me suspicious LOL.
I have never seen a company that EVERYONE likes but this may be it..
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.  :-)

I bet you 1 million $$ you won't find one on mine. Mine is
2 years old and it does not have a 9-pin serial port, nor does it have a game port.   I have used both ports on other computers so I know what both ports look like.  I also have a company provided computer and it does have the ports on it. 
Happy New Year. May we all have happy home lives (sm)
and do whatever it takes to make our work lives work for us too. 
Right and told we should be happy we have jobs. Not too happy right now.




I can't say enough nice things about this company; very flexible, you area a statutory employee. That means that they pay the employer portion of your SS. Great on time pay, tons of work. Do your lines and you are left alone! Expect to be responsible though. Pay for your phone; rent a Lanier or a C-phone if you don't have one; BayScribe platform. Anything that is a bit of an inconvenience is more than made up for. You will know to the minute how much you will make and how many lines you have typed. Check it out!

There is a difference! nm
What difference
will it make if you buy or not on July 7? How will this hurt Heartland? I admire your gusto and intent, but do not see how the dots connect......
What is the difference?

I'm just looking into this field as an occupation. What is the difference between a template, a normal and an expander?

The difference is
The kids for the most part are full of life and amusing. The doctors for the most part are arrogent and self-righteous - no fun. Good for you if it pays enough.
I'm believe that it's about an 18-20% difference, so

compared to with spaces for it to be equivalent.  So about 10.8 cpl without spaces = 9 cpl with spaces. 

The difference is,
they're not applying for a job, just sending a general message rather than a potentially offending personal e-mail. I would think that if anyone reading this thread has done these things and not been hired, they might appreciate the tips . . . however ridiculous it may be that they have done them in the past, or that they did not realize that doing these things appears very unprofessional. Would it be better that they continue to wonder why they cannot get hired?
There may be no difference in pay
regarding shifts, etc.  If you are an IC, they can't set your schedule.  They are not supposed to anyway.  Some people work a set schedule as an IC and that is not good practice.  As an IC you should be able to set your own hours.  This does not seem to be the standard in this profession with some of these online companies anyway.  That's why you make more as an IC because as an employee, they have control over you. 
Difference in Pay
Does anyone know an example of the difference in pay in a 65-character line with spaces and without spaces?  I did a search but did not find anything.  Thanks.
What a difference between

the pro-KS posters and the people who post negative experiences.  The pro-KS make insinuations and assumptions about things they could not possibly have any knowledge of, while the other side simply states their personal experience.  Pro-KS'ers, you are really hurting your cause with your adolescent posts.


not IC's but SE's -- there is a difference.
I would like to what the difference is too
There really isn't any difference.
20 years is 20 years no matter where you worked or how you got the work done.  I had anything and everything thrown my way.  So, please do not generalize.  Even though someone has worked at the same institution does not mean they are not well rounded.  Also, please keep in mind the AAMT was not around forever, so the new MTs are learning a new way of doing things.  Those of us who have been in this field listened to the doctors' way, and not a book.  If a new MT could do what someone with 20 years of experience can do, they wouldn't be on here begging for companies that hire new MTs.  That's proof right there that a new MT does not have what it takes at least at first and I'm not knocking the new MTs because they are the wave of the future; however, they need to learn before they can apply it. 
Is there a difference?
Repost - Are the H&Ps and consults that are done for hospitals very different from the H&Ps and consults done by large specialized medical practices (such as large cardiology, ortho, GI groups etc.)? I wanted to do hospital H&Ps, consults, discharges for a company but was told by this company that I did not have the experience (acute care), even though I have had about 20 years doing the large specialty practices, large HMOs and a little hospital work. They said that the hospital reports would be too involved for me. I've seen hospital H&Ps, consults and discharges, and they don't look any more complex than what I had done in the past. Any opinions? Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
What's the difference?
What is the difference between learning something new at your present employer, or quitting and learning something new with a different employer? Sometimes it makes sense to wait it out or learn something new that your present employer has to offer.

Medical transcription changes daily. It's always to your advantage to learn all you can...new accounts, new platforms...everything you can. The more you know, the more money you make, and the more valuable you are to your employer.
I would like to know the difference here
I have used both 6 and now 8 and frankly I do not see any difference (except how the header looks and much more friendly now) than before. What do you think is different?
Difference (sm)
The subject with the Keystrokes lawsuit is bringing in personal insults and attacks, warring between the company and current/past employees on the board. We are not going to provide the environment for this.

If the topic itself would be discussed, it would stand.

Difference? Pay
There's nothing wrong with working at Wal-Mart unless you are a paraprofessional with skills that enable you to make 3-4 times an hour what Wal-Mart pays.

Generally, when someone in our field references going to work at WM, it's because they've been slapped with the reality of sinking MT pay yet again.

There isn't a profession on earth that I don't feel is admirable. Freeloading is not admirable. Work is.

Re the link I posted, I find it interesting that WM has decided to enter the arena of HIM. They already have their doc-in-a-box ophthalmologists, etc. So they already have been creating some significant databases.

If they look at MT and figure out the profit and the ability to continue low pay for high effort, I truly expect them to expand their HIM efforts.
The difference here
Apparently not going to be much soon as TTS does VR and I hear (by the way of rumblings)TransTech is going to VR. That is all I know about the companies.
So what is the difference in your pay
now since you have mastered VR. Do you make the same as before or have you increased your pay?
There's a big ole fat difference
Between being US-based (i.e., corporate headquarters located in the U.S.) and hires only U.S. transcriptionists. Any company can have their corporate headquarters in Applepieamerican, Illinois but could have half of their staff earning 3 cents a lie in a sweatshop in Ammakandakara. Fat lot of good that does us American MTs, lol.
Wonder what the difference is?
I wonder why more lines can be made on the P account instead of the others? What is so different about that account?  
What is the difference between TT, TTS, TTD? Any


What is the difference between TT, TTS, and TTD?


The big difference between

the cars were actually *better* quality as well as cheaper. Not the case with the transcription.

It reminds of the Mechanical Turk. It's a website by Amazon that allows you to get on and do small online jobs contracted by others and paid into a Paypal account. They started it because they found that a computer couldn't not recognize duplicate pages to delete them and so had to hire humans to do it. Mechanical Turk was an machine in the 18th century that could play chest and that supposedly beat the likes of Napolean and Benjamin Franklin, but then it was discovered that it was actually a human chess master inside.

My rather obscure point is that transcription done overseas might end up the same quality as domestic transcription but only after going through extensive edits, usually by American MTs. So, to the client, it ends up looking like excellent quality when, in fact, there was a transcription master behind the machine doing the work.

What were we talking about? Oh, yeah. Offshoring...the patriotic way to create more unemployment, create a bigger budget deficit due to less taxes being paid here in the States (both corporate and income tax), and, in what is touted as a booming field, we find ourselves in a reverse economic anomaly where the field is booming yet salaries are going DOWN.

Yep, offshoring...good for all Americans.
Difference in pay per line?

I posted earlier but may not have been clear.

When you get paid $.08 per 65-character line with spaces and have been making $.09 per 65-character line without spaces, is the end result in pay the same? 

Actually, I am comparing work done in Meditech to other platforms out there.  Anyone with any input on this would be greatly appreciated.


Difference in machines

Can anyone tell me the difference in a C-phone and a Lanier 219?  I have found a listing for a DA-128 that can be used with a few different systems.  Does that include the Lanier system?  I am interested in finding the Lanier XL 219-1 with VTI but I can't believe the prices.  I guess actually I can but I want to know if there is a system out there that is compatible or if I need to specifically get the Lanier.

Thank you everyone for your help in advance.  If there is no compatible system, does anyone have one for sale?

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Tabatha/Charleston, SC

what's the difference between a VA account and one that isn't? (sm)

Are VA accounts harder than regular accounts?  Why is it harder to get a good line count on a VA account?

What difference does it make?
Just proving my point. If you expect an MT to perform at a certain standard during a verbal test, no excuses, no exceptions, then you should show that same standard everywhere you go, message boards included.
What is the difference between using a C-phone...
Hi!  I am not sure if this is where I need to post this question, but was just wondering what really is the difference of a C-phone and regular dictation using a foot pedal?  I have been in the business for MANY years, but never had to use or come across a C-phone.  I see lots of things about a C-phone.  Just would like some information.  I am thinking about taking a job with a C-phone but do not know anything about them.  Thanks for all of your help!
No difference. You can have your opinion. So
I'm not an industry bottom dweller...be careful about the name-calling Laurie.
Ahhhhh. Big difference than

just taking a course and getting a certificate. Thanks. I'm not that then. Is there a difference if you are?


What is the difference between specialty
and work type. I am filling out an application for OSi and they want to know my favorite specialty and work type. What is work type? Duh! I guess I am having a too-soon senior moment, must be the stress of job hunting. Thanks!
Me neither. I never noticed a difference...
like the above poster said, it's hard to tell that they are even related to Transcend, unless you are on BeyondTXT and get a lot of their e-mails.
There is also the time difference.
Difference in systems
I would be interested in knowing the difference between EScription and Dictaphone.  I am on Dictaphone and it just does not recognize the simplest of words.  Very frustrating.
Difference is night and day
I love Keystrokes! No etime to fill out, ever! Great leads, great office support staff. Pay rate was about the same or slightly above what I made at MQ. I am happy I made the switch.