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MQ did the same thing in less than a year. nm

Posted By: nm on 2006-05-18
In Reply to: How is it that in less than 1 year Medware goes from the best company to work for to the worst? - nm


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Went through the same thing last year sm
It was not nearly as bad as you folks had it this year but at least 3 times I had to "prepare" which was very time-consuming (especially in grocery store) shopping, bringing in supplies from shed, cleaning up, etc.

I lost power during 2 of the storms. Luckily I didn't have to evacuate. I can only imagine how much work one would lose from having to evacuate.

I did call my job before each storm to warn them I might not be in contact or able to work and they understood. Just told me to stay safe and job was secure.

Wishing you the best. Are you home now? Hope all is well. :-)
I think I got it. Same thing I got last year.
Oh I just put that 25 year thing on sm
there so I would get experienced folks who get it about the ESLs, etc that we are required to do in this profession.

This account is one I did years ago when working for MQ. I don't think there is going to be problems with no work. I can get along with anybody and as long as they leave me alone I don't care. They even are asking about overtime so I don't think it will be a problem!

Thanks for responding.
I was wondering the same thing! As of last year, they
Same thing happened at TT the year before in October, too.

For those of us left with TT for 2 year, there is hardly ever sufficient work to work your negotiated shift.  Always asked to flex and move right into the weekends to get enough lines, if possible to even on weekends for everyone trying.

wow, good thing i turned them down earlier this year, thanks
Same thing happened to me last year. Got garbage. Left after 6 wks. Those w/
Nope, not a catch. The only thing you need to do to qualify I think is have been there one year in
to be eligible. They pay like four weeks at full pay (your average weekly earnings) or eight weeks at half pay. Your choice. They strongly believe that it's the right thing to do.
Same thing happened to me last year and when it picked up, it was crazy sm
For the rest of the year.
You aer required to work 3 holidays each year ... not sure about the quitting early thing. nm
Yeah, they said the same thing about the I-Pod, XM Radio and Serius Satellite radio a year or so ago
Just because a product isn't technologically perfect from the get-go (which one is?) doesn't mean they won't continue to fine-tune and tweak it until it is.

Deny all you want, but it's coming.
my first year I made 16k. Doubled that second year. Going on year 6 with (sm)

two local accounts I earned 23,000.00 and a national I earned 35,400... 58,400 this year.  Don't ask me how many hours, though, I really have no idea.  I'm pretty motivated.  (When people ask me how many hours I work a week I reply as many as it takes  I'd say 40-50/week.  I am also a fitness instructer and personal trainer, about 5 hours a week or so.  Decent money (sometimes under the table!) but mostly I just do it for fun and to be social and wear cute work-out clothes. 

that first year was a rough one... but I consider it part of my education. 


I'm pretty motivated. 

Last year, there was a letter sent that told us what we earned the previous year. sm
In the past, it has been all or nothing; if you did not hit the lines for full time for the year, you did not get PTO. I talked to my lead this morning about a last-minute vacation and she told me that the yearly packets are going out in a week or so and that the new policy will acrue PTO by the pay period or month. I like that a lot better, but she also made it sound like they are upping the amount of lines needed to acrue PTO. I normally get between 15 and 20,000 lines per pay period, so I am sure that will be fine but I am worried about the periods that have lower volumes, like most of January every year.
Webmedx lets you carry them from year to year sm
You can accrue up to 140 hours (I think) before you stop the accrual process. Don't have to use it all in one year.
I would stick it out, most places are slow now through the end of the year every year (nm)
Debate is one thing, and posting is one thing,
but this is getting absurd. I think it must be the same person, otherwise multiples who cannot stay on topic?? Why can't you STICK with the subject? The subject of my post was NOT what your cent per line rate was or is - I could care less- and not how much money you made last year, this year, or in your life, but how silly the comment was that your cents per line rate means NOTHING, that its up to you - some fluff like that. That is just so silly. Again, working for the same company, same account, is one going to make more money being paid more per line? OF course! This is so frustrating and really makes me so tired of reading this garbage let alone posting. Its like a nightmare. And also makes me completely believe that the original company must pay peanuts.
good thing it is a temporary thing sm
because people with your attitude don't stay in anything very long anyway. Nobody has to listen to that crap to keep their job.

You don't know me either. you can say old fart all you want (when did 53 get to be old fart....too funny) but at least I am a valuable employee who can get a decent job!
Last year $36K part time, going to make more this year full time BUT sm

I AGREE it IS getting harder to make money.  I used to make $24 very part time 10 years ago and now...well it is Word and platforms versus WP5.1.  I got 7.5 cents a byte line then and I get 9.5 cents a character line now.  That IS a huge different in point of fact.


Well for one thing, it would not be a professional thing
to do for any MTSO to have a board to do this as part of being an MTSO involves the ability to identify and hold on to confidential information. Even if a person is a job hopper (which in this business rather than go against you can make you a stronger better MT if you can do just about anything thrown at you), if a person is looking for a job, a company needs to have the MT's permission to contact their current employer. Where one has worked or has not worked is something that is very unprofessional being discussed on a board by MTSOs.

Being a business owner of any kind comes with it possessing what it takes to maintain ethical practices.

Have been with them for over a year...sm
and have no complaints. Pay is always on time and they have direct deposit. I have rarely ran out of work on my main account, but when I do I have a backup account to work on. There are incentives offered often as well. I don't see a high turnover rate...the reason they are hiring new MTs is because they have new accounts. Good luck in your job search!
Been on it for over a year and
still struggling. My lines went from 1,500 to 2,000 a day down to 800 to 1,000 if I am lucky. Still haven't found the courage to quit :(
Yes, they were. This year and I believe one other year. nm

Last year
Last year when I worked there I live in Texas and had BCBS of Tennessee through them since they are located in TN. Just FYI. Good luck!
Well over a year..nm
first year pay
I was lucky to make 15000 the first year.

I am making it now but hard in the beginning.
Wow, a year?

 That's great!!  I know of one that is $3000.00! You have a great deal there.

Been with them almost a year
I've been with SPI/Cymed for almost a year (at the beginning of March) and the benefits seem to be okay, but I have never had to use them. When I first started with them last March, it was still just Cymed. I did hear that since they merged with SPI that the benefits were supposed to be less expensive when they go to get them again this year.
No, it's DURING second year (after 1)
From 1 year ago...
Left because of having little to know work.  Seems like they way overhired.  They might do better now as I am seeing more than just clinic work
It's over a year old.
Been with them over 1 year now - sm
as a statutory employee. I would say scheduling is flexible depending on your account and what you and your manager work out. They have been an excellent company to work for and the people there are terrific. If you need support they are right there with you and if you don't they don't bug you and let you run. Their pay is very comparable and always on time. I plan on retiring with this company!
You would type 41 yo for the expansion to work.
But I use ESP expander. What I have started to do is build expansions with every age as they come up in reports. For instance if patient is a 41-year-old, I make an expansion of 41yo. I figure I will only have to do it around 105 times at most! If it turns out I have already made that expansion, I then create 41yof or 41yom expansions for female or male patient.
This was from a little over a year ago
so not sure if it's changed, but someone said it was about $75 per month for single coverage (just yourself).  Not sure about the employee plus spouse or family coverage amount.
Nothing this year . Not yet anyway nm
Yes, have been there a year.
They pay based on a 65-character line with spaces included. They pay more than most other nationals and care very much about their employees and treat them very well. They are always looking for ways to improve to make us happy. I have 2 accounts and have never even come close to running out of work on either one, even during the major holidays. I have always made excellent money there. They pay by direct deposit on the 1st and 15th of the month. They have been continuously growing since I first started and have been constantly getting new accounts and expanding the ones that they already have. Hope this helps.
Every year it is where is my W2. They have until
1/31 to mail them.  If I get mine early great, but I don't start looking for it until the first part of February. 
You will pay the same but just throughout the year
If you made that much as an employee, you just would not have had as much in your pocket as they would have withheld it for you throughout the year.  As an IC you need to me strick enough to do that or have your husband hold out more to pay for your income.  You will only pay 7.5% more in the social security which you should somehow be able to find enough deductions to make that up.   But again, have your husband with hold your taxes.   You pay the same it is how you pay it.   Pretend you are the employee and withold 20% like they would from your check and put it in a separate account.  Then you have enough to pay your taxes.  Again it is not MORE taxes it is just how you pay the taxes and being able to put that money aside for it. 
I have been there about a year
They are nice people to work for and I enjoy my TM.  We have plenty of work and I heard we are starting a very large hospital in a few weeks.  The health insurance is with Aetna and it is a good plan with a low deductable, plus they pay by direct deposit every two weeks.  I came from another company as an IC and always seemed to be chasing a check or two, so having direct deposit is nice.  I would say that as a company I am happy at MedScribe. 
I have been there for a year and never got one
I was started at 9 cpl when I started a year ago. I was never told anything about a raise then.
$20,000 last year for PT
I work about 20 hours a week, and I took probably 2 weeks off from work total.
$37K last year, should do about $48K this year if it keeps up. sm

How?  Expanders...normals you build up yourself, and sitting down for long periods of time. 

And so you know, I make that on 8.5 to 9.5 cpl depending on the account and which of my jobs I am doing.  I work two PT situations.

Really? A year ago..

It was due to previous owner. Things are quite different now.

I would suggest to post your resume again.

Yes, but only for the first year...

PTO is earned as follows at WMX:

Less than 1 year = 1.077 hours per PP = 3.5 days

1-5 years = 3.077 hous per PP = 10 days

6-12 years = 4.616 hours per PP = 15 days

Over 12 years = 6.154 hours per PP = 20 days

The PTO covers your vacation and sick time.  In addition to your PTO, all full-time employees are given 6 paid holidays, New Year's, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admittedly, the first year's PTO is horrible and may be the worst in the business, but hopefully that will change before too much longer, especially if they plan to lure new MTs to the company.

A year ago maybe, but not now.

It was that way last year
Yes, they deliberately kept us in the dark.  They knew accounts were leaving, and wouldn't tell us until the day before they left.  They knew we were changing platforms, but wouldn't tell us when.  They'd offer to train on other accounts, then supposedly run into red tape getting you started and we'd go broke waiting for answers.  They never told the truth and they always passed the buck.  The only communications they didn't ignore were their own - when they needed something they felt it was OK to call you 24/7 and get you to come on and type a handful of reports.  Forget working a schedule, there was never any work, you were always supposed to flex, and they'd always try to track you down on your day off so you could type one or two reports out of TAT.  But when you needed something from them...silence, or outright lies.
5,000 a year????? LOL

you are showing your true colors, which is very immature.  I know slang, but I do not use it when I'm conversing with adults.  I have a kid that I am trying to teach not to talk like Britney Spears because you can see where it gets you?  Negative attention. 

Furthermore, I have more important things to do like make money.  Please let's not go there with salary, because you'd be blown away honey!  Feel better?  I sure don't; I think you are very immature and I laugh at the likes of you!  I agree it is dog eat dog, and I also think you need to grow up!  Have a great day!  I allow no one to steal my PEACE! 

I'm with FN for 1 year...
I can't say I agree with the things you state in your post, as I have never encountered such problems.

Files download just fine for me, iType works fine, QA doesn't bug me...is there even QA/QA feedback? I work at night and have not run out of work or low on work. My supervisor is an absolute doll. When I do have an issue, I send an e-mail or give a call, and my supervisor handles it.

I'm sorry you've had such a negative experience with FN.

I guess it just proves what I feel is a good fit for me, is not necessarily a good fit for you (general you).

Good luck to you.
Yes. it was about a year ago
I think that she was afraid she would be one of those laid off. Maybe it's just me but I would never work for anyone who offshored or partnered with another company who did. To each her own. If people can do it, fine for them, I can't.
It has been over a year, but yes they do pay for
Any questions you have, ask Jan Clay, the recruiter.  She is exceptionally nice in my opinion.  I had to leave due to a death in the family.  She was very kind.