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Oh wow - good luck to you all. My thoughts are with you

Posted By: nm on 2006-05-08
In Reply to: Heartland... now what do we do? - NiceGirl


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Webmedx hires some ICs. Good company. So sorry for your loss. Good luck!
IC for good...just my thoughts

Totally biased opinion but I already have my stuff set up the way I want.  Can't do that at the hospital.  I don't know what you were offered hourly and bennies, but i suppose if it was really good i would consider it for part-time.  I am spoiled rotten regarding hours and my little home office.  I did consider going in-house at a hospital at one time, but as another poster said, they could choose to outsource at any time so it is risky either way.  If you have established clients, I would keep them.  If you just need the bennies a lot of hospitals (I assume) would still offer them to part-time though your contribution might be a bit higher. 


Things are not good there now. Think only hiring for 2nd and 3rd shiifts. Good luck. nmx
Any thoughts on Medgarde, good or bad? nm
Some good thoughts about Spheris

I worked for Spheris for a number of years.  I'm going to try to give you some positives, as I agree with you, that there is enough negative stuff on this board.....How successful you will be will depend upon what account(s) you are placed on, what platform you work on (they have several different ones), your supervisor, and of course your skill level.  It is possible to do good and make a decent living and be happy with this company, as with all companies, but I know that your success will depend on a lot of factors, many of which are out of your control, unfortunately (meaning, the  platform and account).

Be positive and treat each day as a new day.  Good luck to you!




Good luck and good nerves. sm
I hope you do well.  I would rather have a root canal than drive a bus around with the rowdy kids around here, my gosh, they get in fights all the time, the bus driver has to return the bus to school.  You are probably from a better area, but they would have to pay me big, big money.  Good luck to you though.
Good for you! I have done that several times......Good luck to you. nm
Have had good luck with them since Feb.
I was told about a horror story that went on between them and one MT when I was brought on. Nothing even close has happend to me or another MT that I talk to from Medscript. Perhaps it was a two way horror story for the owner and the MT? I will post an email address if anyone has specific questions I can try to help. 
Good luck to you
I worked for MQ for years, and if you want ANYTHING you have to continuously harass "the higher ups." Remember, it is your money, and it is owed to you, don't let up on them or you will get NOTHING! Management sucks at MQ.
Sorry, I do not. Good luck!
Insurance costs are just outrageous nowadays--I can hardly afford it, and the costs seem to increase with every new enrollment period.
Good luck
No problemo! Best of luck to you!
Good luck!!!! They don't even pay
let alone spaces!!! They blowing smoke up, well, you know where!!!!
Good luck.
Ditto. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.
Could be! Let us know how it goes and good luck!
Good luck to you then...

I just saw above where you had worked for DSG. That was another I had considered in the past but saw quite a bit of negative at one time. May I ask why you left DSG?


Good luck to you as well. sm
Bascially DSG wasn't willing to pay me what they thought I was worth, which sounds stupid, but it's true. Everything else except for the pay was perfect. I loved working there, and I recommend them. They have had some growing pains in the past, but things have leveled out quite a bit. I wish you the best.
Good Luck...let us know what happens with Lou..nm
Good luck
I was offered the same deal but there was no work when I started.  Nada, nothing. I had 9 jobs for an entire week and was told I couldn't get a backup because I wasn't off of 100% QA, and couldn't come off 100% QA because there was no work!!!  When I left, they did NOT pay the training bonus as promised and I reported them to the Attorney General.
Don't know anything about them but good luck!!
That's up to you. Good luck! :) nm
yep, me too.....good luck to you! :)

Good luck to you too!!


Your welcome and good luck.....nm
Good luck! sm
Bet it is the same company I worked for. If it is, you will never get it. Was told my check was in the mail 10 months ago, and never received it. I had my own equipment so there was nothing to return.
Good luck on this one
I did not have good luck!
Jim, the hiring manager, was supposed to send me all of the new hire papers, etc. No word from him. I e-mailed him constantly and called him constantly to find out where the papers were and when I was going to start. He totally ignored me. I call that very unprofessional. That should tell you something about the company. There seems to be a big turnover because they are always constantly hiring.
Well good luck with that one. I will not
I went into that totally blind and naive.....never again...lets face it...if your willing to put forth all your effort looking up things that the company should have referenced you with before they threw you into a contract....that tends to leave a bitter taste in your mouth!
Good luck!
Good Luck!
I, too, love working at a company that refuses to offshore their work. I am very happy there. I actually feel like I am valued as an employee. I hope all goes well for you and that you are hired by Keystrokes!
Good Luck!
Good luck
I wish you all the luck in the world with the new company, I left QT a few months ago and went to work for them but only lasted about a month, continually switching accounts, software was pathetic, just do not expect to make anywhere near what you did at QT, my line count was actually about 60% of what it was with QT and my line rate was less, went for hte benefits but did not stay
Good luck to us both then!
Good luck !!!

Good Luck to you
Congratulations on getting out of the evil place. You will be happier anywhere else!
Good luck with that......!! nm
Good Luck!
Let us know.
good luck. .
I'm so happy for you . . I so want to be a real Transcriptionist again. . not sure there are any in my area though. . I think I will check it out. . .
Good luck with that one...
I had the same negative experience with DSG. Nearly all of my emails were ignored. Whenever I did get a reply, it was rude and unprofessional. Constantly ran out of work to QA and was expected to type in order to make any money.
Good luck trying to get it from them
Last year I begged and pleaded, called, emailed, etc, and never received my 1099 from my previous employer. And the years that I worked for her prior no matter how hard I tried, I didn't get them until a few days befor the April tax deadline. Needless to say, she's no longer in business.
Good luck.
Good Luck!!!
Let me know how it goes for you.  Been with MQ for 10 years and looking to move on.  Do you have ASR with Wedmedx?  Will you have at least a competitive line rate with them?  Mostly, would like all typing with little or no ASR at all.  You know why. ASR is a bummer.  I actually had to type more then 5 reports the other night and found that I had almost forgotten how to actually type.  I was so much better with my typing skills before ASR came along.  Sorry, just venting.  Again, good luck in your new job and thanks for the info. 
Way to go! Good luck.
Good luck (sm)

The book is The Independent Medical Transcriptionist by Donna Avila-Weil.  There's also an ebook from some MT work at home site that has an account getting letter that she guarantees but wants $50 to download the ebook. 

I've done everything in my power to bring in a couple more clinics but if they already have a transcriptionist or transcription department, most of them are unwilling to change.  I'm actually going back to school to get an accounting degree because after almost a year of being an experienced independent, I see no growth in my business and the clients I do have, I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

It's pretty hard because of nationals, outsourcing to India and the plethora of new MTs graduating from all these schools that have sprouted like dandelions.  If you do find something that works for you, I've love to hear how you did it.

The only thing I suggest is hitting the pavement with your business card and a whole lot of prayer.  Good luck.


Maybe so....good luck with that!

Good luck with that - sm
I have never heard of any company paying what you state.  I have 25 years of experience in every specialty and have never once been offered or seen that rate of pay.  The only people making that are MTSOs.  Maybe you can get your own accounts?  Of course, that comes with its own set of headaches.  Most ads now are 8 cents at best.  Stinks, but that seems to be the way it is.  If you are good and quick and know your stuff inside and out, you can make 8-10 cents work for you well.  Doesn't necessary go by the line rate - you really have to do the work and see if it is able to be done quickly and with lots of macros. 
Good luck with that...
Not only is it incredibly boring and thoughtless work, but unless you get VR system that actually learns (although any mistake can make it go back to being problematic) and doctors that actually can speak clearly enough so that you only correct a word or two here and there, I would say good luck making any money. I went from almost 1000 every pay period to 300 after taxes now on VR and I hate going to work every day. I had some doctors I could still type who were moderately spanish accented and did reports over 10 minutes. They also used some normals for their reports, but those have now gone to VR. So, along with cutting my pay in half, I have twice the work as not more than a few paragraphs in that whole report are correct. Its a scheme I think and I am leaving VR for straight transcription again. I am not a monkey AND I have integrity and pride in reports that have my name on them... can VR say the same?o
Good luck with that.
Good luck with that
My goddaughter was a truckdriver for a while and absolutely loved it although it is really hard work. (She affectionately called her truck a rolling sweatshop.) Best of luck!
Good luck to you as well.