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Not sure if they are hiring, but there is no shortage of work.

Posted By: me on 2006-02-10
In Reply to: So is the work load at MDI-FL picking up? I've talked to them before....sm - MT


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Because of the shortage of work, we don't want our companies hiring more people. nm
Any other MDI-MD'r's having shortage of work?
Seems like everything is dried up and can't make my line count each day.  Wonder why?
No work shortage here
Too much work for me, it's overwhelming. Of course, I work locally for a group of doctors. Do you work for just the one company? Maybe try to find another part-time position, although at this time with the economy, they may be few and far between. I can understand your frustration.
Work shortage.
Would you mind telling me what company you work for where there there is so much work?  I am in the same boat with almost never enough work to make a good salary, and it just seems to be getting worse.  I am going to be forced soon to look elsewhere. 
NOT a shortage of work
I am betting the work is being shuttled off to India to train their people to do it for two rupees a day. Face it, MDI's dirty little secrets are becoming known.
I seriously doubt there will ever be a work shortage again (sm)
This company is growing so rapidly, it's hard to keep up.  Several new accts in the last few weeks, and they seem to be big ones.  True enough, they may fully staff them soon, but as long as you have a backup acct for slow times, there is no problem.  You want them to be flexible, but you have to be flexible as well.  I have typed on about 6 or 7 different accounts and the most I've EVER run out of work in 2 years is for about an hour.  I have learned to take advantage of a few slow hours here and there.  I don't foresee it happening again any time soon though.
It's a good company. There is no shortage of work.
If anything, too much work
Shortage of work has been a MAJOR complaint....
with all 4 MTs that I know who work at MDI.  We are all trying to stay loyal to them, but it seems as though no one is listening and they just keep hiring!!  If you have work, you should be counting your blessings, but it is only fair to let those people seeking employment at MDI to know what a lot of us are experiencing. 
Then they should give that work to those who have a shortage. Otherwise, they are overhiring. nm
Just started with DSG not too long ago and finding a shortage of work right now. Do they overhire
sometimes or what.  Seems it goes in spells.  Anyone seeing the same thing right now.  This started before the holiday time.
I also am questioning how top heavy some of these services seem with management. It seems to me the money they think they are saving with cheap outsourced labor is being spent on more editors and managers to clean up the mess. Also many of us are "educated" just not willing to work for less than we would make workinig at Taco Bell so I don't think the education issue is that cut and dry.

Yes, definitely upset about the shortage.
I had 16,000 lines plus in a pay period. Some of those days were supposed to be double lines for either working over or on a day off. I was told there would be a percentage taken off for header/footer. I had no idea it would be on total lines. I am getting about a 10 line difference between the software counter and MS Word counter. I have no idea about the new MTs - I am kind of new too, started about 8 weeks ago. Took 6 weeks to get my first paycheck. :( I do have another place I can work, but that lady takes more than 2 weeks to send a paycheck too. I am afraid to work for any of these companies at this point.
Because the shortage does not exist. nm
no shortage at my company either.
Not over the holidays, not now. Are you working for a company that offshores?
Sorry - but BS!!! - no shortage of transcriptionists!
There is in fact not a shortage of transcriptionists in the United States. I don't give a hoot what the companies say. There are very qualified and willing transcriptionists trying to find work right now and cannot, while the work is being offshored.

The problem is that they can pay less to the transcriptionists when they are offshoring, not because they cannot find transcrriptionists!
Is there really a shortage of US MTs or am I blind and deaf?? sm

I was talking to a prospective employer today.  First off, it is a start-up company in US.  They already have a base in the Philippines. Well, that turned right off; however, we continued the conversation.  My question to this person was this.....so, if you were to get contracts for MT here in the US, are you willing to just hire US MTs?  Answer...Well there is such a shortage of good quality MTs here in the US and we would like to have the work done in the Philippines.  My next question, and if the contract specifically states all work is to stay in the USA, what then?  Well, then we would hire only US based MTs. 

Finally, I had to stop him in his tracks....I told him I emphatically disagree.  There is not a shortage of US MTs.  The problem is that you or any other Internationally based company is not willing to pay the US MTs what they are worth.  You want cheap labor, and you won't get that in the US.  Our MTs here in the USA produce such a high quality patient record and you have to be willing to compensate for that.  If you are interested in USA contracts but want to use cheap labor with no concern for quality, than I am not the person for this position.


I am so furious right now as I mull over the conversation......am I just blind or is there really a shortage here in the US of quality-driven MTs.

I am an MT myself as well as QA Specialist and I just do not agree with this mentality.  I think they use this excuse to justify their wanting to offshore.  I see through the smoke screen; however, I guess I just need to hear it from my fellow MTs. 

What are your thoughts on this issue of not enough trained and experienced MTs here in the USA?



No shortage on my online account
I only work via .wav account right now, so that is ONLY online work. My account has a backlog, and the total amount of minutes on the system for all online accounts awhile ago was about 2900, so I have no idea what's going on with your account, because there's no shortage that I can see.
There is no shortage. And as far as the "aging workforce" sm
if they'd pay me what I am WORTH instead of fractions of a cent maybe I wouldn't have to work 2 jobs 7 days a week and age myself even effing faster.
Agree - No shortage on my account
I don't recall seeing any complaints about no/low work at TT really until the switchover to voice recognition on some accounts. I can't help but wonder if those running out of work are the ones refusing to do VR.

Oh well, I'm back to typing, too...tons of work on there to be done!
Why are they hiring when we run out of work every day?
I work for TTS and they are hiring.
Why do these placed keep hiring if work is low.
I have been working with OSi for a week, and have already run out of work even though the recruiter told me there was plenty. Talked to a few people online, and everybody says they are always low. I feel manipulated, and I turned down several offers to take this job. I am going to see if any of the offers are still open.
R they hiring where you work?
Do you know there is a bonus this weekend on some accounts. No shortage here. nm
I totally agree! How can there be a shortage of American MTs when
so many of us have lost jobs due to outsourcing?? There is a greater shortage of reputable companies willing to pay reasonable rates than there are unavailable MTs. What's worse is the growing number of companies that don't pay on time, bounce checks, cheat line counts etc. GRRRRR!
must clarify: I meant using the excuse of a shortage of U.S. MTs. nm
maybe not over hiring, maybe no work being given to them from the client

Thanks.. Helped a ton. I have already been through that. No work yet they are always hiring. That is
Any companies hiring for M-F work
I have 10+ years of experience as an MT and need to have a Monday through Friday schedule because that is what works with my kids, school, and their summer sports.  Are there any companies hiring experienced MTs for M-F work? Thanks
Yes they are hiring and great to work for

We're not hiring because work is low. Nothing to do
 with what goes to Precyse International. 
QT Medial is hiring and is GREAT to work for! Try them, you will not be sorry! nm
Why is OSi hiring new people when I have been out of work for 6 weeks?

I am statutory (or IC, whatever they are calling it now).  I have a main account and 2 -- count them 2 -- back up accounts.  I have been out/short of work for over 6 weeks.

Unless you are a full time employee, you get no benefits, no hourly, NOTHING.  I am amazed that they are hiring when they have people already trained and begging for work!!!

Don't they realize that it costs a WHOLE lot more in turnover to train a new employee than to keep an already-trained one happy?

I'm looking at other nationals now.  I've never been one to job hop, but I just can't take the time off any more!!!

is the lack of work related to hiring new MTs?

It is interesting that there was an ad to hire with a hiring bonus in the summer and suddenly the work got low and now agree a couple of weeks after another hiring ad the work gets low.

I left due to no work for 2 months and they were STILL hiring
when that was going on.  I would stay clear for a while unless you can survive off of 200 lines per day and want to work 24/7 and fight over the lines as they come in.
Why is TransTech hiring when I have no work this morning? sm
Why do these companies do this?  Hire, hire, hire while I am sitting here waiting for work for the past 3 hours.
NEMT is currently hiring for clinic work...nm
I know they have been hiring on that account awhile so there is probably work. But,
I did refer a friend and they put her on that program to which she did not stay long and was very unhappy with her line count. She said it was a third of what she normally made so she quit. Honestly, I have never worked on that platform so I am not sure if she had a valid complaint or not or what else she was comparing it to. I say if the work is there, which I would think if they are offering a bonus, I would try it out and see if it works for you. It sounds like with your experience you would know the difference in line counts.
Webmedx hiring - work plentiful? nm
Yep, hiring again. Are people quitting or what? There never seems to be a lot of work to me. nm
Not hiring because they send most their work to India
With the alleged shortage of decent MTs, which you managers are quickly turning into VR editors sm
You should not be complaining about graphics or colors on resumes.  You should, frankly, be grateful for any applications you get.  The way MTs are being turned into editors for you voice recognition crap is horrible, and you should be apologizing for it. 
MQ is hiring a lot of newbies right now and I am gettng a lot of work dumped on me so what can I
say. How many newbies can you hire that cant do these big hospitals before the quality goes through the roof. You can break jobs on DQS to get rid of them.
GIMT is hiring - Ortho and Onc clinic work - sm
So does anyone work on the acct that DiskRiter is hiring for now? It's in Florida
I saw they were hiring but there is no way I'd work for them. Their ad sure sounds good with shif
differential and good pay etc.. but it means nothing if they dont pay their people and you had to fight to get it. No thanks.
Good companies hiring for clinic work

Know any good companies hiring for clinic work? I'd rather get lower pay for clinic and have a higher line count than stress out over acute care at this point.

There's a difference between over hiring and the occasional work slow down. sm
Every company has some times that are busier than others. That doesn't make the recruiter a liar.
Not a lot of work right now; kind of disturbing that they're hiring
First Choice Medical is a great company to work for, and I think they are hiring too.
I have been there for over 4 years now. They use WP51 too if you want. Good luck to you.
I do Rad for TT. Pay is good, tons of work, decent accounts. I know they are hiring a few more
Rad MTs now. I would highly recommend.