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Me too.. the outsourced company was paid for and paid me for headers, but OSI does/did not.

Posted By: n/m on 2005-08-30
In Reply to: Actually, this was already on the board and yes, I was shorted lines...sm - MT


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Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
headers and footers are paid too. nm
Do you really get paid for headers and footers with
About how many headers and footers are per report?
Should you get paid for headers and footers.

I was called in to test for a company who do not pay for headers or foots and starting pay is 7 cpl.  They do not pay for bolding, underlining, nothing.  Is this still a good deal?  Should I waste my time testing?



Probably not getting paid for headers, footers, or spaces. Do you get
Ctrl+I counts headers and footers, but we don't get paid for that sm
and we don't type it in, in any case. The headers and footers usually have text that is a lighter color and these are embedded headers and footers. We get paid for the regular color text. You aren't being cheated in the least. Consider, I worked for a company where they charged the MT a 65 character line for every report, although the headers and footers compromised a whopping 30 to 40 characters. On a short report, you paid the company for the privilege of transcribing it!! Embedded headers are not things we transcribe, but ARE paid for what we DO type.

This 1.236 accounts for the headers and footers, on ICD1. Different accounts have different headers or lack thereof and so it varies.
So you don't get paid for headers/footers... just a straight 65 character line
How about spaces?

If you don't get paid for H/F, are you given a higher line rate?
Hired by Cymed and told they did not pay for spaces, but paid for headers and footers. Just did a

check on the line count, and not only do they not pay for headers and footers, they also pay for 2 lines less than I typed.

If you have horrible platform, do not get paid for headers, footers, template data, etc.,
even though it might take 3 or 4 minutes or longer to edit that stuff, you are going to take a big pay cut.  This program was designed by idiots.
Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
I have always paid yearly and have never paid or been assessed a penaltly. nm
Be glad you get paid tomorrow. We are paid on the 1st and the 15th, so sm
since the 1st is on a weekend, we don't get paid until Monday.  It will happen again on the 15th of August …sigh.  It is the only thing I do not like about the company, though, so I guess a few weekends of poverty a year is not too much. 
Lori never paid me and now ETC has not paid my friend.
What is WRONG with these companies?    
Is it still being paid on time if you are paid on the 1st and 15th.....
and if the 15th falls on a Saturday getting paid on the 17th?  My bank is open and posts on Saturday that means I am not being paid on the 15th doesn't?  This has happened a lot lately. 
At least you get paid, I would rather be paid late than not at all. Just my 2 cents.
Yea, at least u got paid. Everyone who worked for TSI is STILL waiting to be paid

I don't understand how Jayne cannot pay us.  We have christmas coming up.  I bet her family has a fantastic Christmas because she is using OUR money to pay for it.  I worked so hard for her and I know the other girls did too.  How insulting that she will not return phone calls or emails or PAY us.  How does she look at herself in the mirror knowing that the MTs who did all the work FOR her did not get paid.  She even sent me an email saying I give you my word HAHAHA her word is nothing, obviously.  Well, I will call the attorney for the THIRD time and see what is going on. 

To the poster, at least you got paid even if it was late.  I sincerely hope you get your last check.

I've been with the company almost 10 years. I know the truth. Hawaii was a company-paid vacation.
So, if a company paid by VBC (sm)
(visible black character) at a 55-character line, would the pretty much equal out to a 65-character line with spaces?
Company paid internet
For those of you who do your transcription via internet, does the company you work for reimburse you for your internet cost?  If so, how much? 
Looking for paid holidays with a company. n/m
I agree -- if someone does not get paid by a company, that's something we all sm

need to know!  As much as some of us may love doing what we do, I doubt any of us want to do it for free.  One of the purposes of this board is to network and share such information.  I know if someone did not pay me, of course I would go through the legal channels, but I would be screaming my head off here, warning everyone too.

To the OP, sorry this happened to you -- hope you get your money soon.

It wasn't your company and you were paid well
you deserve a share of the profit when she sells HER company?
If your company hasn't paid you come payday and

promises it will either be overnighted to your or in your account by the end of the day and it isn't, and the next day the money isn't there and they wait until the end of the day to tell you they don't know when you'll get paid doesn't that sound very fishy?  I think the CEO should have issued a statement and outlined exactly what the issue is.  If it isn't a matter of money (like they don't have it) then why not say what the problem is. 

Someone mentioned this situation yesterday or the day before and got reamed, but I think this is now a MAJOR issue.  Fortunately for me I got a big tax return and I haven't paid all the bills yet so I'm not hurting, but I can imagine there are more than a few who NEED their checks NOW.  

company-paid phone bill?? sm
Crazy question, have high speed internet and AOL for my mail. I do not have unlimited long distance. Is there any company for whom you would not run up a huge phone charge, could not do that! Crazy question, I know - but doesn't hurt to ask.
Why would you keep working for a company for 3 months without being paid? sm

I'm sorry this happened to you, but when the first month's check didn't arrive, that would have been it.  I still enjoy transcribing (most days) but not enough to do it for free. 

Good luck to you in getting your money   That's an awful thing to happen to anyone.

Went from hospital to company using DQS, line count has definitely went down, don't get paid for
demographics even if we have to enter them in. I've put a lot more abbrev in my Expander since switching over to DQS to help compensate.
Company paid me 179 for 4645 lines. Whats that 3.8 cpl?

She does not seem to want to contact me about the money she owes me, either.  Thirty years and 3.8 cpl.  Unbelievable.        

First rule, never work for a company who says "I'll pay you when I get paid." sm
This is unacceptable. Any company with a decent client base gets paid at least net 30 days. I previously operated a small service and paid my subcontractors twice monthly despite being paid net 30 days by my physician groups. Yes, it was a hardship for me, but I brought those who worked hard to help me maintain my service first. Any company who pays their workers when they get paid, does not deserve to employ others. Plain and simple there is no excuse for this. Please, please find a company who values your work instead of using you.
I do not know anything about the company, but did read posts that they paid late. sm

The pay was decent, though, at 10 cpl, but it was 3rd shift every weekend, and I decided to pass just in case I ever decide to get a life. 

Sounds like you had a bad experience -- sorry for that.  Hope wherever you are at now is better. 

The company I worked for paid by the dictation minute as well. They said sm

that was the only way to know what you had transcribed, since there is already so much information there.  If I remember correctly, it was something like Meditech where you are typing in the patient's actual chart.  It didn't work out to be very profitable for me, but perhaps this company has a better system.  The company I worked for was MedTran Unlimited or something like that.  I was only part-time, but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.  After a few days, I realized it wasn't going to work out for me and so I gave my notice, and so they didn't pay me for the training or any of the work I had done.  I haven't read anything bad about MD-IT, so they might work with you and make it worth your while.

Good luck.   And thanks for the compliment on my doggie -- she is very much my baby. 

Every company I have worked for (5 total) has paid twice a month. sm
Every two weeks would be too hard to manage. I get paid on the 10th and 25th, so I pay all my bills on the 12th and 27th, which works out perfectly for me.
Paid for spaces depends on the account. Good company. nm
Not paid for the WHOLE report? Classless highway robbery by that company. nm
Sounds like a company I worked for. I did get paid in full but I sure know how you feel!

Can you post or email me just the initials of company and I'll let you know if this is the same one.  It has happended to me by more than one company in my time as an MT

Disagree with this. Every company I've worked for paid for normals.
I agree, if you went to work knowing full well that the company paid 7 cpl no spaces
why on Earth did you accept the job?
Wonderful company, but you type letters and look up addresses and you do not get paid for spaces nm
If getting paid regularly for your hard work is important to you, find another company. nm
Spaces, paid or not paid. Do you know? sm
I just started with a company and when I asked specifically if I would be paid for spaces, they said yes.  When I started using their program I noticed that the line count for each job did not include spaces.  I checked it with more than one program.  I called them and they said there was a glitch in the program that would be fixed.  It has been almost two months now and that glitch is still not fixed.  My checks do not include spaces either.  No one at the company knows what is up.  I can't believe I am the only one at this company who has deduced that they are not paying for spaces.  So, do you check your line counts to see if spaces are included?  You might be in for a surprise.  Man, I am tired of being burned when I am a reliable and honest IC.  Maybe time to do something else.  Thanks for listening.
You get paid when SHE gets paid from the client...sm
I don't like that at all.
Awesome small company! Paid on time every 2 weeks. Plenty of work!
Owner is great. I would recommend this company to anyone who wanted to be paid what they are worth and paid on time!
they ARE the outsourced company
They are India based.
Vianeta is a company, too. Our MTSO paid Vianeta to use their platform.
OSI lied when a company I worked for outsourced to OSI and .......
The gentleman representing OSi was present offering five of us a job with OSI. I point blank asked the gentleman if OSI outsourced their work, because I did not want to work for a company who outsourced overseas. His response was, No they did not; however, if they ever felt the need to do so because a client specifically requests them to do so, they would have to consider the client's request. I had just cut out an article not three days before that meeting where an OSI executive stated they were outsourcing accounts to overseas. I did not have it with me because at the time of the meeting, we did not know that the meeting was to tell all of us we were outsourced, no more job, see ya or I would have shoved the article in his face after his answer. Of course, I had no intentions of ever working for them, but just wanted to see what people like that say when directly asked. Oh well, if that is how they run their business, it will catch up with them eventually.....
but mgmt told me they outsourced some work to a small company at times.

There is no reason for me to lie about this.

I am NOT talking about offshoring, but the company whom they outsource to may offshore . . . I have no idea about that.  But straight from the horse's mouth, they have outsourced to a small MTSO before. 

You can notice how the work dries up all of a sudden when they turn it over to the service and we have no work.

TT mgmt may not tell that they outsource today, but they definitely told me about 9 months ago when I asked when the work was low.  From the way the jobs disappear occasionally, I think it happens quite often.

From my experience, it is all in how the company sets it up to count i.e. footers, headers, spaces
etc.. I work on another platform but I noticed the same thing when I worked for a company and it would me 12 hours to get 1000 lines, and at the time, I had nothing to compare it to. Then, I thought..this is just wrong. Working 12 hours to make $80 is ridiculous so I quite. I went to work for another company...same platform... and routinely do 1500 to 2000 lines a day and I can tell the difference. You know when you do a whole page report and all you end up with is at the max 40 lines.. something is wrong. I'd say keep the best paying and dump the rest. They are obviously shorting you somewhere.
Getting paid
You're absolutely right. Since it is part of our jobs, that means we should be paid for it. I'm in total agreement, we are ending up providing a lot of "freebies" MTSOs need to be aware that transcription involves more than just typing lines; there is "research", and the research part, which is actually bigger than the typing part, is not being compensated AT ALL. And GOOD MTSOs and GOOD MTs recognize that. BAD MTSOs and MTs that are truly "lucky" to be employed don't get it. Frustrating, isn't it?
it did say that we get paid if
DEP goes down (at a reduced rate of course to be found on Qnet or some such place). But no mention of what happens when we RUN OUT OF WORK which will be a daily occurrence when everyone starts sitting 39 hours or 24 hours and holidays. You could at least count on work the week after a holiday, not so anymore I guess.
you get paid for
stuff going wrong with DEP platform and you have to go on Qnet to find out the specifics. This packet doesn't address running out of work, if I am wrong someone please come on to correct me.