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Oh my gosh! No way! Diskriter made MQ

Posted By: MT/ME on 2006-03-06
In Reply to: Try going to Diskriter. Plenty of work - Diskriter

look nice, kind, and organized! Yes, I worked there and it was horrible - horribly run, horrible management, no organization - sounds like MQ! No thanks.


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oh my gosh, im so sorry.. please see msg
i was talking about northeast transcription.

assistmed pays 7 cpl without spaces, headings, or template headings already in the report.

sorry about that
my gosh!
All of us know that losing the jobs with Heartland is not solely AAMTs fault, however, Peter, who was past president and now executive director, is still going over to India to tell them they have to improve their quality. We all think that the money would be better spent educating the general public as to where their social security numbers are ending up, and also help the entry-level MTs get jobs. At this point, the AAMT is supporting off shore, and we are supposed to just get used to it as a fact of life. That's what they want but for me, it will not happen without quite a few emails going to the congress people, and also educating whomever I come in contact with that they need to ask their physician to NOT have their reports transcribed offshore. So far, my friends and neighbors are shocked that their information might be going offshore. You also have to give some wiggle room (which you did not) for those MTs who were just starting out and were hired by Heartland. For them, they wanted an opportunity, got it with Heartland, and then got laid off. From what I have heard, they are grateful for the experience they did get. Entry-level MTs have to take a job where they can get it, Indian or not, just for some experience. No one is blaming AAMT, but I for one will not support them any longer as the money I pay per year is most definitely going to be the thing to put me out of a job eventually. May as well keep it in my pocket and invest it yearly. I'd be better off, and so would everyone else. Mind you, I've been a member for 12 years. If I had saved that money and invested it, I'd be sitting pretty good right now. Instead, it is helping pay for AAMT to support offshoring. That's the beef.
Oh gosh - just tell her you don't know

Oh my gosh...
thanks, I really didn't even think about that.
WELL, GOSH, GEE, DUH

You're right.  I feel so stupid.  But, is that all there is to it?  It's sad that now we not only have to worry about work going overseas, but we have to be on the lookout for work that goes over and bounces back, with additional cuts in pay in order to share the profits, thanks to the participation and cooperation of American companies acting as go-betweens. 


oh gosh you ARE new
We'll be waitin to hear from you on the flip side in a couple months. Make sure you always use the same name - I love to compare those a couple bumpy months down the road.
Oh, my gosh
You should go back and check your sources...
Gosh, I wish I could get ops. I wonder how one gets them.
And I CAN do ops.  I NEVER get them.  Ticks me off. 
Oh my gosh...
Seriously, my heart goes out to the 27 MTs that were terminated today and the rest who are possibly facing termination.

The entire country is in such a downward financial spiral right now that any of us could fall victim to a round of layoffs no matter by which MTSO we are employed.

I wish each and every one of you the best of luck in finding another home as quickly as humanly possible.

***HUGS TO MY FELLOW MTs***
Oh gosh! Not Vonage! Now this is looking very bad...sm

Gosh, sorry to hear that. nm

My gosh!! Where do you work?...sm
You have a great job!
gosh! idiots!
heehee :0)
Gosh, you are so lucky
You are so lucky to be able to just use the ALT-K option!  I have to use the CTL-arrow keys and follow along word for word, because I have such poor draft quality reports that come through.  I end up changing nearly every other word, adding punctuation, deleting words, deleting punctuation, etc.  I know it actually takes me more time to edit all the mistakes in the VR report than it would to just type it.  It basically just types out a bunch of nonsense.  I sure hope it gets better, but I have my doubts as long as I've been doing it now.  I'm glad you are having luck with it though! 
Gosh! You mean ''we may ALREADY be
x
My gosh!! What is wrong with you people?!?!
READ WHAT HAS BEEN POSTED ALREADY!!!
That song is .. oh gosh, don't laugh
from Soundgarden and it's called Outshined. Early 90s, late 80s, I suppose, but I love that line!!
I remember when they were so popular. Gosh,
nm
Gosh, maybe. They honestly weren't bad.

I have transcribed much, MUCH worse ESL than what was sampled on their test.  When they asked me what percentage of ESL I had transcribed for in an average work day, I told them 20% or less and that's when they said that their work involved 80% ESL.  But man, that 20% that I got at my former job was some of the worst on the planet, I swear! 



Gosh you TT recruiters never give up do you?
:>
Wow, "get away with" - good gosh sm
please check your expectations! Every MT company in the world struggles with getting the right balance of MTs for their work volumes. You were there for a whopping 1 month a year ago and still sound bitter. Maybe errors were made when you were with Webmedx, but it doesn't mean this is a bad company for everyone, especially at this point in time!
Gosh you are a bitter person. ...sm
You sound so bitter. You are confusing venting with looking for pity. Sometimes people post on here simply to hear other people's stories who are in the same boat. You know sometimes people just need to vent a little. It doesn't mean they want your pity.
Oh my gosh... shaking my head for you .... sm

Wow!  I can honestly say that is even worse than I have been experiencing and I really did not think that to be possible. 


They are worse than I thought. 


See?  It is that lack of communication that is utterly disgusting, dispicable, and absolutely disrespectly to us MTs who work so frickin hard for them.


MDI OWNER & MANAGEMENT:  ARE YOU PROUD OF YOURSELVES?  Sleep tight tonight.  Sleep tight with the money we have made you without any consideration for us.  You could have at least pointed us in a direction where WE (you like that don't you cause that's how you say WE in your own e-mails to us, like we're a cozy family) could have also been successful.


Gosh yes! Unless it's a small hospital

there should be plenty of ER work.  I used to contract with a hospital and did only the outpatient ERs (the hospital did the ones where the patient was admitted, I did the ones where the patient was sent home).  It kept me and a subcontractor busy full time, and sometimes I had more than 2 of us on the account.


ERs are short dictations - a lot of times just 1 minute long, but a lot of lines for that 1 minute.


I lost my ER account because they went to T chart, where they just click the screen and put in the information from the visit and it generates a report for them.    I miss it so much.  If I had a chance to get another ER account I would jump on it!!!


Gosh you can make a lot more money in QA
:)
gosh no - only lose it when internet goes down
honestly, hardest thing was plugging in the foot pedal - BUT I will say that I ordered the first foot pedal from Winscribe directly (wrong move) - they sent wrong pedal and you can get it much cheaper from Ebay. So save your money if you need the foot pedal and buy elsewhere. Good luck!
GOSH NO....they are awful and Meditech...sm
It is RIDICULOUS.....all of this alt plus tabbing between windows. time consuming and ridiculous. they will CONTINUE to have problems keeping this account staffed.
Gosh, I am so glad as an independent for them
i am just not seeing what you describe. Are you sure (if still employed there) that you are doing your job correctly, what kind of reviews did you get? You said if you donít log in exactly at the scheduled time? I was to work a few days ago starting around noon. Had gone out for lunch, was 30 minutes late in starting- heard not ONE (1) single word from anyone. If I am going to the doctor say during my work hrs, I send a note stating so, NO problem then. I have never been threatened. WHY would a place do this and if so, why would anyone put up with this? I am not saying you are lying- what I am saying is NOT EVERYONE, me included, gets anything close to the treatment you are stating. How would the place hold onto people to work for them?
Well, gosh, it has a punctuation component!!!
Because that's the big problem with all the VR work...a misplaced comma (or comment, coma, or karma in VR speak). I think they still have a way to go until they get a system that has enough real intelligence to figure out and translate when a dictator is repeating himself, correcting himself, stumbling over himself, or yawning while he speaks, or has the ability to go back three paragraphs later and fix what Dr. Mumbles said at the beginning of the report. Of course, all the MTSOs and hospitals looking to cut costs will p*ss away beaucoup bucks on this before they realize it's not the godsend they though, but not before they've driven down wages and driven up the unemployment rate. I'm all for technology, but let's work on getting something that will make our jobs easier, not these feeble, futile attempts to replace the Transcriptionist entirely.
oh my gosh build a bridge and get over it

My gosh, I can do 300 lph of ERs!!!! But they stick me on bottom crawler

I am swimming through sludge making sometimes 70 lines an hour. 


And after an hour of that kind of garbage I'm exhausted.


 


oh my gosh! they did you a huge favor by not hiring you - sm
they have got to be one of the worst companies (right up there with a certain company who shall go nameless but have their own forum on a particular board). I worked in the office of Spheris in Florida and for legal reasons, all I can say is that they would have found ways to cheat you on your pay, although it would have taken you quite a while to figure it out. They also offshore quite a bit, even though many of the contracts state that the work has to remain in the US.

So dangling it in your face -- NAAAAHHHH, look at it as a relief. There are better companies to work and even hospitals are starting to go back to hiring transcriptionists full time at home :)


Gosh, just trying to insert a little humor. Doncha
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Oh my gosh yes! I started at a company about 6 months ago,

starting out right out of the gate producing around 2200-2500 lines in 6 hours, best I have EVER done since leaving my local clinic and going with a huge company.  However, it seems that once the honeymoon was over, things started to change and now, on the same dictators, I barely get 1600 lines in a day.  It is a Word-based program and in the beginning I had no problems with the programs opening or typing in them and now they seem to freeze all of the time which, of course, slows my production tremendously.  I cannot figure out if it is my computer or something that they have in the program to keep you from doing over a certain amount in a day, which I am not sure why they would. 


 


Gosh, what a really productive, helpful post

They should promote you more to QA/public relations - field manager -- something. Should be a way to monitor the level of work or no work routinely seems to me. And, tooo many emails, from everybody in the company to everybody in the company gad, a regular flurry


I worked for Transcend 2 weeks and quit, was off QA in about a week. 


I was not told I was being hired for VR.  Since I had already jumped all the hoops, I thought, well, since I am here, I will try it.  Beyond TX is ridiculous. 


HUGE amount of changes to make, so much so, I felt obliged to rewind each report to make sure it hung right.  I decided there was no way I could make a living.  A 40-60% cut is expecting too much and I was just worn out, tired with the extra Keystrokes Alt N Alt NN, Shift enter.  Took too much time on the many numbered lists.


Gosh, you're lucky! I'd love to make that much!
I do hope to at least get 9 cents a line somewhere anyway.
Oh my gosh.. Do they realize they outsourced to someone who doesnt pay her employees, thus she cant
them apparently. How sad is that? I know when I worked for our local regional medical center here they had MQ do their outsourcing but the worst was when the hospital did not renew MQ's contract but they failed to tell their employees. They knew months in advance the date their contract ended but still didnt bothering telling the employees who kept trying to dial into the hospital's system only to find out their passwords didnt work anymore. I thought that was kind of bad on their part. I have never had any contact with MQ and did not know about them up to that point but that sounds pretty low to me and about par for these online companies. I am about burned out on the whole thing. So, is it possible that your local hospital is not renewing their contract with TTS?
gosh -- it's been over a decade since I've heard of anyone being sued ....
I could understand if they wanted to fire people who they felt were bad actors or had bad atttitudes, but I've never understood how/why they'd sue individuals for expressing their opinion -- unless they could prove that there was deliberate misrepresentation going on --- and I personally cannot imagine why anyone would try to make any MT company look artificially worse -- so many have such real problems -- like overstaffing, crappy platforms, lousy supervisors, crazy-making QA departments -- endlessly -- and so on

I remember when I first started with a national years ago (not TT) and discovering that they had sued MTs for posting over at MT Daily -- I couldn't imagine why they'd bother. Even then there was more competition for really good workers (who might chose to work elsewhere based on some internet postings) than there seems to be these days ...

What a waste! Better they all clean up their practices and spend the money doing some employee satisfaction polling ...
Gosh.. really a "former" insurance clerk. I cannot believe you qualified for such a honored po
Wow, an insurance clerk. What kind of education do you need for that. I feel your best suited for a position that would include working as the spelling police. Some people.. You should get a life!
Gosh..thanks for your honesty. I have not found ONE positive about them. I'll pass. You saved me
a lot of trouble it sounds like.
Gosh..does this company start with an F. In any event, you need to double check with your insurance
provider to see the exact date the policy was cancelled. Sometimes, companies have to pay preminums ahead of time. I would just make sure and if they are still taking the money out, you need to send a certified letter telling them to return your money at the point you were paid up and the policy cancelled or reinstate the insurance. Why pay for something your not getting.
u made 300 a week? That's more than I made there.
But no work, no pay. Nice ppl, they really are, some of the nicest in the business. Just can't communicate to save their lives and the recruiters are lying dogs.

I'd say if you're looking for part-time work, as in less than 20 hrs a week's worth of work, then this place is for you. Use them as ur backup. Because guaranteed that's all they're using you for.


They have definitely made some changes for the better - sm
There are a few people that are no longer there, that made working there very very very horrible, and they have a new insurance plan, and everything is going real smooth now!!
You made my day also! nm
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I have seen that ad and it made me
sick to my stomach. That is why whenever someone finds out what I do for a living, I am extremely quick to point out the fact that you cannot make near that much. Well, I guess if you had your own accounts and lived in a very busy area, but not where I live.
I made 38+, some are up to 50K. BUT...you need to know...
You need to consider that recruiters work *for the company*, and they don't call the shots on what they sell. I eventually left the biz because I wasn't comfortable with what I was told to say to prospective MTs, knowing it wasn't reality. When you get in the door and things are different, remember also that the supervisor is probably not be in the know about what is sold on the front end, and the recruiter isn't to blame, either. It's senior management that should have their feet held to the fire.

So, don't shoot the messenger, please, because they aren't always in control of the script they're given. I speak from experience.
More $$ can be made as an RN BUT
the work is incredibly physically demanding, shift work is the norm, and holidays have to be covered.   If you love nursing, become a nurse - but don't go into it for the $$.  
I made nearly $60,000 ...
Öin the 80s, when I worked for a hospital. Now that I work for a national company. my salary is $24,000 a year.
Don't know, but it made me...
think of on-point.  Stay away, very far away....
Made in USA

It's pretty hard to find anything made in this country anymore.  I just recently heard that Walmart imports their produce from Mexico and China!!!  Wouldn't eat anything from that place.  I don't need my veggies fertilized with people poop thank you very much. 


I just took my Gateway laptop back to Best Buy for the 2nd time since I bought it 3 months ago.  Hard drive went out within the first month.  Now it won't even turn on.  The guy who took it for service said it was the cheap made in China  parts.  Cheap isn't the issue with me, quality is.  But I don't particularly consider that $1200+ laptop CHEAP.


And that is so bad??!! I have never made
such easy $$ as here at KS on Meditech.  It rocks!!!