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No, higher. I think like 6 or 6.5 cpl. I would call Debbie and ask her.

Posted By: TTMT2 on 2007-09-13
In Reply to: I think it is 5 cpl, but I wanted - MT/TT


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Debbie Hood is the HR person -- give her a call. nm

If you want to know the real scoop, always better to just ask.  Someone might pay me $20 a report (okay, in my dreams) and someone else something else.   I understand when people come here and want to know things a recruiter or HR person cannot or will not tell you, such as quality and quantity of dictation and dictators, reliability of being paid on time and such.  But if you want to know specifics of how much per report/line, what kind of bennies, direct deposit or no, etc ... why not just write an email or pick up the phone and ASK?


This is not meant to be rude or anything.  I just am curious.  When I signed on with a company, I saw posts saying 10 cpl was the ceiling and a bunch of other user-specific information that had nothing to do with what I was offered.  I made 11-1/2 cpl AND they paid my long distance.  A lot has to do with bargaining skills and what you have to offer.



Call the office and ask to speak w/ Debbie Hood
No one will post account names here. Call Debbie or your supervisor. nm

Call and ask a recruiter. I think it is higher than most other national companies. Nm
The percentage of offshoring is higher than 15%, much higher - sm
Two more points - the Indian transcriptionists seemed to get the easy American dictators while the US transcriptionists get the Indian doctors and other ESLs.  Never made sense to me.  Also, a poster said the work is QA'd before being sent to the client - not all the time and if was then QA needs better training. 
Sue and Debbie
Maybe if Sue would actually LEAVE things would be okay, but right now the company is going downhill FAST. Debbie is back AGAIN and with her disorganization things will NEVER change.

If you want to be happy with where you work (at least most of the time) then you need to continue looking because these two companies are not the places to work. Think about it, why are they always hiring more and more people? Itís called HIGH TURNOVER!
when was Debbie gone??nm
You should ask Debbie
Any concern especially with regard to below.... ask.
Is the air time card also called an express card? Do they have cards that you just pay a monthly fee for and not through your cell phone but like through a satellite dish or something?
Debbie is a schemer, nothing more!
I could swear when we first checked out her pay me to take surveys MLM scam site before she had previously worked at Bloomingdale's or Nordstroms, but I do not recall that she had worked there for 20 years or had worked anywhere for 20 years. Seems to me she had references from several people she had supposedly worked with from several different places all swearing up and down what a wonderful and qualified employee she was (too much so, if you get my drift). I don't recall ANY of those said jobs being QA positions, more like sales or clerical. She seems to have had a lot of jobs for someone her age who worked for 1 company for 20+ years.

My point here is that this gal was operating a pyramid scheme just a couple months ago. Her original site was Join here and pay $20 to take survey's about our MT business, and then refer people to me and you will get $5.00 per person who signs up under your name. I don't believe she is interested in any of this information being factual, she just wants to collect it (along with our personal data) so she can make money by selling it to God only knows whom, probably costing us our jobs or at the very least a whole lot of aggravation with e-mail boxes being filled with spam from other companies. Her only goal (in my opinion) is to make money in a marketing scheme. I guess she thinks the national MT companies are going to pay her for this data just because she collected it? She will claim its accuracy because she did a survey? I also find it odd that while she talks about QA this and QA that, it seems to me what she really means is quality control - and that is a big difference, odd she would not know the difference, isn't it?

Being a former Spheris employee myself, if she was as all that in the QA field, she should have started with them. I do wonder if she is still with them and, if not, then my guess is this is how she thinks she can make a living since, apparently, no other companies will have her?

One thing we all noted before, and it is rather apparent on her new site too, is that for someone who has been an MT for 3+ years and is supposedly as good as she claims herself to be, she sure makes a whole lot of errors.
You don't happen to know. Ask Debbie if you don't believe me! n/m
I am really not sure, but I would contact Debbie and just ask.
her point is to thank Debbie.
Did you ever see Debbie Downer on SNL?
Debbie is no longer the owner.
The previous COO from Heartland is now the President and COO! Watch out! Major outsource lover...
E-mail your supervisor or Debbie and ask them!! nm
Debbie - please re-send the email
Debbie told me when she hired me
that she is more interested in the total line count than the hours. Pam I Yam and the other poster is correct - just put your regular shift instead of all the signing in and out stuff. The time card needs to show 40 hours but how many people take bathroom breaks and actually eat during the day? It's not a big deal!!!!! Put your regular shift in.
Debbie - there IS a slight glitch on the 2nd page - sm
where after you complete it, and click on CONTINUE, you get a message in red at the top left-hand corner stating answering that question is required. (Even though it HAS been answered). I figured out to just hit exit survey at the top, but was not sure if my answers were recorded or not. Anyway, that might need to be fixed, because it might cause people to give up and not finish or send the survey.

Thanks for publishing it - GREAT idea!
I find it hard to believe that Debbie "promised" you
So is Transtech the first company you ever worked at that had slow periods? Didn't think so.
I hope Debbie "outs" the entire greedy -nm
Might I suggest that you adjust your hours a little and talk to Debbie. (sm)
see if that helps get you through the crunch.  I guarantee it won't last long.
Any current info on Debbie Hicks/Psychtrans?

Couldn't find anything in the archives that hadn't been deleted.  Any info on this person/company? Good/bad or otherwise? TIA

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Yes, call waiting works. I also have call forwarding from my home line
They won't if you don't know how to spell hire.
SS pays higher than that for QA.
higher than DQS
but I get paid for everything whether I type it or not, headers, footers, ADT, etc.
they can higher new MTs
My pay is much higher
I do VR and straight and what you quoted lots lower.
higher pay does not mean better. Try them both.
You can call it greed, I call it feeling like
I am back in the 80s with the money I am pulling in. SS, retirement check and my paycheck, cha-ching. Not planning on taking it with me, never. Love to travel and have 4 places planned for this year. High maintenance lady here. Ta-Ta.
That is for pay; what they charge is much higher. sm
They are not cheap. Our department went with them a few months ago, and they were higher than all but one other company. My manager and her higher-ups really liked them. We have met the owners and two of their managers and I have to say that I was impressed too. They were definitely the nicest company that came in. They are doing a great job too. I am going to work there part time evenings, so I would recommend them.
Not really. I think the average is higher than that. That's on the low end.

I would not take less than 1.25. Just my opinion though.

so if it is not 8, is it higher or lower..(nm)
Are you the KS Lead that goes to the higher ups?

If the higher ups are telling you they are getting 20 accounts, they are probably counting each dictator on one account!  Would that make sense!  I'm being sarcastic.  Is it working?  LOL  Think, people, think!!!  LOL  - laughing at this whole thread.  It is hysterical!  I LOVE THIS BOARD!!!   

If Keystrokes was so fantabulous, they wouldn't need to post on here to hire!!!!!!! 

They pay higher than most and their communication
I though they were very professional and the Beyond TXT platform was not half-bad.  They treat you like a person and not someone from far, far away.  LOL  - They have my vote as well!     
nor that smart especially the higher you go LOL
Of course it is too low. Will you get higher rate?
They start out higher than that :)
That is the average or even a little higher...
especially nowadays...
Why not ask your supervisor or higher
up people in the company itself for a straight answer??
Take the higher paying job! sm
These companies don't care about us anymore, so why should we care about them?  At the end of the day, we all need money to pay our bills.
I think they have their sites set higher. See msg.

Our goal is to steadily increase offshore volume although to the extent that our

revenue grows rapidly it could certainly be a challenge to increase the

percentage of our total volume that weíre processing offshore

I found the above from the lengthy meeting notes from July 29 of this year.  It is at the top paragraph of page 6. Transcend wants to offshore.  There's no stopping them.

I think they are betting the MTs with higher rates of pay (sm)
will get the heck out of there and then all the new ones that are hired in will be at the lower rates. Kind of like filtering out the older employees who are close to retirement and top of the pay scale.

Hope I am wrong, but....
Your current rate must be way higher than 7 or 8 cpl
I have more years experience than 11 and they were only paying me 8.2 cpl.  I would have had to make almost 750 lines per hour to make the amount I was making before they went to BT.  They admitted themselves that it's not possible.  It really disgusts me that they expected us who had been with them a while to continue working for them with that amount of paycut, help them educate their new VR system, work on studies to help them repair all the bugs, and then turn around and offer newbies 10 cpl.  I have no idea where the heads of these people are, but they certainly aren't on their shoulders.  I'm so happy to be out of there and for the past few weeks, I haven't felt the stress and despair that I felt every single day for months at Transcend.  That alone is worth leaving for me and the higher pay is a plus too.
Why would we have to test for higher levels when we already do them. Well, SE is much better for me
so I will be looking for SE meanwhile or IC.
KS has both. IC pay is higher. Employees have benefits. I sm
am an employee and it fits me well. I make great money, have lots of work and have been there a while.

Ignore the nay-sayers. This board gets so nasty sometimes.
That is a higher line rate
than I make now.  Thank you for the info, I will apply with Medware this afternoon, they sound like a good company.  Where I am at now my supervisor rarely contacts us, only to say work more so a company like Medware that has nice people is what I am looking for.  Thank you again!
did they mention anything higher than level IV? sm
for higher percentage of ESLs?
Does anyone know of companies who will higher newbies?

Most of my students will be graduating soon with associate's degrees with major in medical transcription.  Are there any companies hiring new graduates?