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OMG! Changing Ribbons! LOL :)

Posted By: IC Girl on 2007-11-05
In Reply to: Ding!..schmack the carriage with your left hand...sm. - cat

This is way down the page, so you may not see this, but YES! I had forgotten all about changing the ribbon! Too funny! Man that takes me back! :)

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that will be changing
sup's have already said you have to work 40 hrs from sun to sat on the new plan. Glad you are a happy MT at MQ, hope it continues, lucky you
They are out there, but changing to VR...:(
That's because they probably keep changing your divisor
to count the lines to match whatever they want to pay you. They are so bad. Taking money from transcriptionists who do all the real work and have the experience and intelligence that THEY USE to make THEIR MONEY!
Changing careers
I was a Transcriptionist for 11 years and going through the same thing - less pay and terrible accounts.  Changed companies a lot, but it was always the same - little or no work.  Finally I had a friend of mine who is a doctor (has her own family practice) tell me that she hired a company out of India to do her work for 7cpl with 24 hour TAT and they would incorporate it into her computer system.  This was the last straw for me and I got out.  I found a job transcribing and captioning videos for the deaf and hearing impaired students at a local university.  I also take classes with a couple of these students and take notes.  There are other things out there - I am happier than I have been in years!
I am looking into changing fields..from MT
to coding but don't know if at 53 I'm getting too old to switch OR if coding will go the way of transcription as far as being computerized. I know MQ has new transcription/coding computerized equipment but I'm hoping and praying billing and/or coding will continue to be done by humans for a while. I just don't know that much about billing/coding now to know what the field looks like but I've contacted a couple local schools about classes. 
Changing world

It appears that management and supervisor positions are going down the drain.  Reason being, a lot of them are working for two companies at one time, thus  drawing two paychecks.  The company officials who know nothing about transcription management have no idea that it doesn't take a full day to manage transcriptionists.  Same being with QA and Editor positions, they are going to line rate now for the same reason.  Seems like a few unworthy people have just ruined it for everyone.  The trend now is going toward no titles of authority and just everyone having responsibilties that will cover a full day including typing in that job description.  I wouldn't say thats really a bad change, I would say the companies are wising up, it is a business after all. 

In defence of some though, there are though companies that assign 50 hospital accounts to one supervisor which is just terrible because they are on 24-7.  Bottom line, it is no longer the prestigious job it used to be.

Changing World
changing speed
go to the transnet player, click more at the bottom right, and it gives you options you can change.
The forever changing AS...
Ever changing workload
If those people had any clue what they were doing, things would not be the way they are.

Have you ever worked for a company who suddenly sends out an email that says -we got a new acount- -it's already been added to your pool- -here are the account specifics- ...and has done this repeatedly with no warning whatsoever.

No human can keep all of those account specifics straight. If they had a brain, they would divide up those accounts and lessen the number of accounts in the MTs pools. In other words, if there are 100 MTs, put 3 accounts in 50 MTs' pools and the other 3 accounts in the other 50 MTs' pool. Does this not make sense?

They are so thoughtless and inconsiderate...will assign jobs to you without telling you or asking you if it is ok to do so, and then will send an email ordering you to stay on the system until you have completed all jobs assigned to you.
Unbelievable! I'm outta there as fast as I find something else. Hate it...hate it...hate it.

changing MT jobs
hi out there -  I have been working with TotalEMed, now Spheris, for quite awhile -- pay on speech recog is 0.05 line and transcribing 0.06 line and am thinking about another company - does any one know of a company they have had a pretty good experience... I was thinking about the Northeast Transcription, Medquist and a few others.  thanks so much for any help with this.  I have about 7 years exp.
They are changing platforms and we will all be
company changing pay??
So, we have just been notified that our company will be changing our pay basically to 2 cpl on any templates and macro information and our full line rate on what we actually type out!!  What??  Is this normal?  It just seems like crap, especially before the holidays to just in a sense lower the money we are making.  I mean, this would make quite a difference in the amount of money you were originally making wouldnt you all think?
Why is TTD changing names.......sm

On job seeker's board, TTD has another add but now they posted the company name as TMinc????

Guess they are not getting resumes or responses to their ads.  hmmm

I have no issues with HRP, changing
choices very easy.   I just may be used to it as I have to do it with my husband's company every year through their own system. 
changing accounts

I will be changing my primary account due to lack of work on my current account. So, I will see how that goes. If it is not any better I will also have to get out.


Anyways, good luck at your new position.

I'm just telling you, it's going to be changing.
LOL. I'm thinking of changing jobs and just

visited this board to check out companies.  I don't know anything about OSI.

But I can tell from some of the posters above that they don't seem like a very nice bunch of people.  I sure wouldn't want to work with them.  The word "evil" wasn't the first word to pop in my mind.  The word "hateful" was the first word.  If I, as a total stranger to all this, can see hatred, then you as someone with experience, surely must be accurate when using the word "evil."  (Sends chills up my spine.)

Definitely scratching OSi off my list!

I'm very grateful for these board.  They contribute more than most people realize.

I want to do a comparison now that everything seems to be changing at MQ and the other nationals. sm

what is the starting line count rate for acute care at some of the big nationals? or the range?  How about for radiology or pathology?  Do most have incentive programs and what do they consist of?  If we could put it all together, we would eliminate a lot of posts and maybe have a reference for those of us looking so that we do not waste time, energy and the possibility of being lied to.

Here is what I know:

ETranz - 0.10 per line but my checks keep bouncing when I finally get paid very late.  No incentive.  No direct deposit.

Transolutions - 0.08 per line.  They supply the equipment and computer (or did 2 years ago).  Their system is a dinosaur.  I always got paid on time. 



I mean nothing by it but everyone knows this is a constantly changing industry! nm
Do they keep changing your accts & platforms or do you have just 1 or 2
They offshore. They are frequently changing

how they pay.  I was originally offered a cpl rate for MT, then offered another rate to QA the offshore work.  Someone in the week or so is saying they are offering  to pay like 5 cents per thousand words.   I thought the sound quality of the files was poor and the few dictators I listened to not so great.   They used to be named something else, but I can't remember what - Transcription Solutions or TSI (I think).  They are out of Texas. 

If you read through old posts you'll find more info, nothing particularly good. 


Transcend is changing all accounts
your line count, so if you are hired on at 8 CPL, you will get 4 CPL.  They also seem to overhire and run out of work. No shift differential or incentive pay, they were phased out. If you want to do VR, this is the place for you, but remember your pay is reduced by 50%.  Also, lots of technical problems, their system seems to go down on an almost daily basis.  If you have a technical problem, you have to email them and wait for up to 6 hours before you get a response.  They take hours to get back to you and sometimes not until the next day for technical problems.  Poor reception and lots of static on the lines also.  Lots of ESL.  They do supply the computer is one good thing.   
Recruiters changing jobs too. (sm)
One from MQ went to Precyse.  Now one from JLG I see is at All Type.  These are just 2 names I have noticed.  Guess I have been spending too much time checking out other jobs. 
You are oh so wrong. They're changing the name and

they're not 'exclusive.'

if nm (no message) are your initials, might want to consider changing. NM
especially when you have so much to say inside these message pockets
Need advice on changing jobs too!
I've been working for this company since November and have not gotten up to speed yet to meet 1200 lpd.  Normally, when I start a new job it only takes a week if that to be meeting production.  The software ExText, I was already familiar with.  However, I was placed on an Hem/Onc Childrens Hospital account, the terminology of which I am not experienced.  The benefits for this company are good, i.e. health, PTO, and such, but it pays only 8.5 cpl.  In discussing my dilema with them, they have offered to place me on a regular acute care hospital account, M-F day shift.  However, I have been offered an IC position for 10 cpl with another company.  What would you guys do.  I do need the health ins from the employee position.
Amphion changing over to VR is unsettling, anybody else concerned about this...nm
Can we change the font size without changing

the appearance of the document font/size when it goes to the client. This is a Word-based program, and I know QA has asked me not to send with View size changed, so it must stay at 150% (or whatever size) when you change it in the document.  Thanks for your help.

Work night shift and eyes are tired by the end of the day.

Question about changing from hospital employee

I am wondering about how training pay works with different companies as they do not say on their web sites how much it is or for how long.  I checked with one company and they have no training pay whatsoever, strictly production from the first minute.  Thanks for any advice.  I am going from a salary but don't want to follow the account to the company.  Is it for one week or two or more, and is it usually minimum wage or higher?  TIA

Who needs it? We don't. Just don't buy anymore with their silly rule changing.
Yes, PMC's website does say acute care...in process of changing...sm

This year, Phoenix took on alot of clinic work in the specialties listed in the first post. We are looking for people to work on those accounts via internet. A neuro clinic is starting soon, and we have lots of ortho, some oncology, ent, vascular. Thanks.

Sound was a problem for me, too. Changing everything didn't fix it so I had to leave. nm
Anyone who thinks it is "okay" and we should "accept" the way society is changing ...sm
is the reason why it is. The ones who just roll over and take it, should be ashamed for not having backbone and standing up to globalization for not standing up for themselves, our country, and our children and their children. This is the reason why we the whole people are losing control of our government and what they control, offshoring, loss of privacy, etc.
Anyone know whether Transcend is keeping the same insurance this year or changing?
Wont be changing hours..just jobs. I quit!!!
There are plenty enough companies out there who do not off-shore. I never thought much about it before because it didnt seem to effect me, but now it does, so I'm gone.
They are changing line count programs, not platform.
I MEANT, "out the DOOR". (Although changing 'out'
12 hour window? OSI changing policy, job hunting

Does anyone know which companies allow a 12 hour window to work your shift?  Can you post the name if you know of one. 

OSI had announced they will now having employees punch in and out starting the 16th and this will not work for me.  That was the whole reason I went with the company 4 months ago.  I work my scheduled days, every day.  Never call in.  Work OT as needed.  I work on an acute care account with multiple dictators doing all work types for a group of hospitals, don't mind that.  But I need flexibility in the hours I work.  The reason I work at home is so I can take the kids to school or be here if they're sick, etc. The reason I work at home is so I'm not chained to a desk for 8 hours straight.  I'm very disappointed. I thought OSi was going to be a very good fit for me. 


I recently saw a post about changing the two spaces after period to one at end of report. (sm)

I have been trying to search for where I saw this formula, but can't.  Any help appreciated on how to make this conversion a little easier.

I worked for 3 hours today before I remembered I was supposed to be using just one space after periods and colons instead of two.  Hard to do. 



Never mind..See msg below. Apparently the line counts are changing with my company
and I probably wont be doubling anything anymore. Moving on.
current one is crap, they are changing platforms soon, don't bother applying until new one is up.
changing docQscribe word expander to auto-correct

I have been hired at a company that uses Word auto-correct.  I have thousands of expansions in DocQScribe aco.user file.  I have found the file in my computer and brought it up on notepad.  Anybody able to have this imported to auto-correct?  I called the company support and they said it is doubful.  This may be a deal killer as it would take hundreds of hours to start from scratch.  Thanks for your time.