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My in-house experience was great...

Posted By: lovedinhouse on 2008-12-30
In Reply to: Hostility in the transcription field - Betsy

8 of us worked in the department, we rotated holidays, worked a regular 8 hour shift, had holiday pay, vaca/sick days, got paid whether there was work or not (the pay was about 14 an hour), had the docs at our disposal if we needed to ask them what the heck they were saying, always had many extra ears to help. We became very good friends and still are. Two of us went to work at home (not for the hospital) and 4 of us still get together monthly for lunch, shopping, gambling, nights out with our spouses, etc. Sure, there was gossip and cattiness, we are women for crying out loud, but never any nastiness with each other to any extent that would be hurtful. We were not in competition with each other, we were simply there to do our job, socialize when the time was right and be there for each other as fellow transcriptionists.

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Great in-house experience

My in-house experience was similar to yours, and I think perhaps part of the reason our experiences were good is that we went into the job with a positive attitude.  I'm no Pollyanna, but approaching anything with a positive attitude negates a good deal of any negative you may encounter.

I loved in-house because everyone helped everyone, we did socialize outside of the department, and holidays were fun and the office filled with home-made goodies and holiday cheer.  I miss that.

Would you have to do some in-house training first? Sounds great if
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you can have others there to mentor you or even ask the doc what in the dickens he is saying!  I would never try to come straight out of MT classes and try to transcribe on my own.  That's how I started out, and, well, I was doing better before but not in the poorhouse yet!
Do you work in-house here? I applied last August & was told in-house only and they weren't
Yes, my experience has been great so far...
I enjoy the rapport I have with the company and love the accounts I work. The owner has always been up front and very honest about her pay periods with me.

I'm sorry your experience was less than what you had hoped for. I will stick with Nicholas because the company, for me, has proven tried and true.

Good luck to you!
I had a great experience with TT sm

although I ended up staying where I was.  I was contacted a couple of days after I applied, had a nice conversation with the recruiter, asked some questions by email the same day (answered within 15 mins) and even when I emailed to say I was staying put I received a very courteous response within an hour of that. 


My experience has been great.

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Everyone knows that people have different personalities that clash and it sounds like we definitely have that situation here. 

that's great you have experience and sm
are good at your job. Then why are you not working for another company instead of the 7 cpl company with all the weekends, etc. The companies are out there. Not worrying about you but you are the one complaining. You either don't have to work or its not as bad as you make it out to be. Has to be one or the other or you would change jobs.
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I have had a great experience and have been with KS for 4 years. sm
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I do know that they have been growing steadily for the past 5 years or so and continue to grow. The things that are important to me are covered in that I make good money, love my account, get paid on time and am left alone as long as I do my work. I get good feedback and have had good experiences when I needed time off unexpectedly.

The best way with any company is to call and get your own "feel" for the company.

I am sure that if you were hired, quit your job, had everything installed and then did not hear back, that you are leaving something out here. If you were installed, why did you not start working?

It would be great to have details of your experience

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I had a great experience during training and employment
Though I am a rather conscientious employee and follow the rules after being in this job for 20 years. I found them to be personal and the staff worked long, hard hours to meet their goals. My supe and QA person work 10-12 hour days. I think that if you go the extra mile, it is always appreciated.
It will be great experience if you can stick it out, and make
Transhealth is hiring but you must have 5 years of QA experience. They are great to
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Webmedx fits that bill, great company, great benefits, great pay and always on time. NM
Great company, great boss, great account!!!nm
System great, pay good, everything great, but most managers from old Edix, problems, poor people ski
when you are out of work, you are out of luck. If you are good at brown-nosing, are tough enough to be without any self-esteem, and have maybe money coming into the household on the side in case you tick someone off, then you may succeed, for a little while.

Don't ever ask questions or have problems with anything. Don't ever have a problem. Don't think you will have any control over anything you do, either.

A few 'good' managers remained when I left, but the new ones were all from the old Edix, and were completely into numbers, cared nothing for individual MTs...if there is work, you BETTER be working. If there no work, you will hear nothing, no one will help you.
You are pathetic! I have a great life, loving family, work for a great company.
You might want to fix that.

You really don't have to shout (angry person), but yes you are wrong!!

That is my last word to you!

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YOG - Lots of work, great office staff, great money. NM
Then get an in-house job so there are no
your current position.
In house?

Just curious if that had at-home transcriptionists.  Sorry, I dont know about their testing, but I had thought about applying there before also, so will watch this thread.

Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I would love to get back into a hospital.
In-house only. sm
They listed the opening on MTjobs.com. Check there for info.
Yesss...and that is one of the reasons hospitals began outsourcing..
That's in-house only. Tried that already... nm
If you are in house, and they are (sm)
having trouble with the home people now, chances are excellent they will continue to have the problems when you go home until they get someone out to fix it.  If all the home MT's are having trouble, then the clinic needs to get someone in to fix it.  Maybe you might have more to say about that while you're there.  Once you go home, you're stuck like everyone else.
im a in-house MT, BUT
I might sound sneaky and dishonest, but I really think that whether you're an IC or employee, they have no say. Unless it's in the contract. But then again, I really don't think they can find out. I also work for a private office consisting of 4 docs who also dictate for the hospital. That friend whom I mentioned who used to work for a vendor AND our hospitals--she now has her own business and I work under her also as an IC in the clinic setting. Our boss doesn't know this because the 4 docs I type for also dictate for 1 of our hospitals. I fear the conflict interest issue. I make $22 by the actual hour plus incentive for the hospital, but as a single parent, I need more than that. I really don't know if I could get in trouble because during my IC shift, I'm not typing for the hospital.

Good luck, I know where you're coming from as far as really wanting just 1 job but needing to live, pay bills, and eat.
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Loved Alltype! Great management and great accounts.
wah  -  i miss it there!
What planet are you on? Put your name on here so the OSI hen-house
among each other?  Sorry, but you need a reality check.
They must have cleaned house, then. sm
This was a few years ago. However, anybody can do a search of these (and other) boards and find that this was (and I think continues to be) their reputation.
Work in house
I currently work in house for a hospital in Maine who is going from pay per hour to pay per line
Ops are being kept in-house more and more. Lucky to get the few that come my way. nm
There are no in-house MTs at Medware
Transcription House

Does anyone have any info on Transcription House in Arizona?

Since I only go out of the house about once a week, no one
Transcription House
Any info. on Transcription House in Arizona?
transcription house

Has anyone ever heard of or worked for an ENT position for a transcription house?  I have seen this posted a few times and have applied before but this is the first time I have had a response back.  Just wanted to know if anyone knew anything??


Thanks in advance.

Oh, they do that at your house too - I once mailed (sm)
2 gift cards from my home mailbox to 2 different parts of town.  Neither arrived.  Tells me something about the P.O.  Mail delivery on my street is absolutely the worst!  Thankful for Direct Deposit.  I would let Deb know.
There's an in-house MT job in Wichita, KS, in the
I was hospital in-house for 13 yrs
and only did radiology. There were gals who did basic 4 called the MR people.

Pathology, orthopedics, cardiology and the morgue, among others, had their own transcriptionists. NONE of us did everything.

Fair question.
In-house work
I work for two hospitals directly as an employee. Both jobs I got after seeing their ads in the local paper, but would suggest to actually contact the hospitals in your area and inquire rather than wait for an ad.
She could try to find something in-house. SM
She could also post a resume on a message board and hope someone may offer her some work.

You should see the new house he just built! nm

Thinking of in-house
You're right. I was thinking of hospitals or other in-house where I know some still make $8.75/hr in South but I have a sister who makes $19.50/hr in Calif., plus incentive.