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Or his MTs have him convinced of its supposed inadequacy

Posted By: Curious on 2009-04-22
In Reply to: He might say that but really mean it - Jan

Because he could cut his MT staff in half by going to VR and they know this ;-)

If he's seen VR reports and doesn't trust it based on this, he's obviously been looking at reports that were either NOT edited or edited by some slacker who didn't catch the errors and sent it on through.

To the signing clinician, there should be NO visible difference between a VR edited report and a report generated from straight transcription. Should be the same end result either way it's produced.

Some of these stories/excuses to avoid VR just don't hold up to factual examination.

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Posters: I am not convinced this is a Webmedx rep.
Please be careful what posts you believe as truth in identity here.

I am convinced, VR is only good for those who can't type fast sm
I am a very fast and accurate typist and I was making $30 an hour. This VR was not even half the pay. Ridiculous!
I've been convinced. Resume going out today.

At the very least, they'll know I'm interested, and since there would be so little training involved, I would be able to take off running. I used to do 100-150 minutes per day and their requirement was only for 90, so, I doubt I'd have much of a problem. The downside to that is that there are no incentives above the 90 minutes. It's straight hourly pay.

The best part of it is that it is an at-home job after the training. DH says if I have to start 2nd shift, do it. I don't know if I could. I hated 3-11 shift when I first started there because I couldn't keep my eyes open after the witching hour of 8 p.m., plus I would still have to get up at 3:30 a.m. because DH leaves for work at 4:30 a.m. (when he has work) and doesn't get home until 5:30-6:30 p.m. My window of time with him is really only 2 hours a day.

We shall see what happens. Thanks for your input.

Not convinced that anyone is happy making peanuts when they made $70,000 sm
no matter what year...........if you made $70,000 typing and now you do VR... keep telling yourself you are happy now making peanuts.
why is it not supposed to be done?
I'm in the same situation and just wondered why it shouldn't be done if this had been your primary source of work, thus your bread and butter for several years and was suddenly gone. In my case, it's neither the company's nor my fault, so I was seriously considering doing this, but if there's some legality involved here, I would really be interested in hearing about it. Thanks.
Yes they do, yes it is, and yes it is supposed to be. lol nm
What's that supposed to mean?
You posted your age? Should I care? :)
Were we not supposed
What you are supposed to do is SM
call the help desk and ask for more work.  Have you done that? 
NO, we as MTs are NOT supposed to know...s/m
'the difference between generic and brand'. We are only suposed to know if it is capped or not.
And this we know only when we look it up.
Some we remember, the majority we forget, then we look it up again.

BTW: What do you mean by 'difference in generic or brand.'
The definition of this can be given in ONE sentence.
?????????what is that supposed to mean??????
So are you supposed to type
the wrong numbers? 1,2, 3,5, 8, 10??? How stupid is that?
I am not going to send things like that to QA.

Also when I know how a medication is spelled I am supposed to leave it in wrong and flag everything like that?? That is crazy.

Yes verbatim to a point when common sense comes into play use it. QA does not need stuff like that sent to them.
should be ...a new account right now that is supposed to be really big....
I don't understand this. You are supposed SM
to be on full QA when you first start, just like all the other jobs I've had.  The limit you can type every day is like 5 reports or something like that and you're supposed to stop and wait for the feedback.  Were you just typing anyway and didn't care?  It never occurred to me to keep typing.  I did my reports, waited for my feedback (which came before the start of the next day's shift) and then did 5 more.  I was taken off full QA in 2 days and then the amount I could type was not limited.  Again, I just don't understand a post like this one.  I understood from the policy I read when I was hired and then when I trained I was reminded of the limit. 
and the best I recall, we were supposed
to save all of our logs and periodically send them to our team leader. I had so many binders when I left them after a very short time, I had one whole shelf full of them. Everything negative I have read about this company has been absolutely true from my experience. They sound good ....
that was supposed to be "I believe..." (I was starting
You are supposed to clock in and out sm
In order to get any bonus money, which is paid according to Lines Per Hour (LPH), you NEED to clock in and out for everything. It makes for a very long day, turning 8 hours into sometimes 10 or even more. I don't clock out to look up words or to go to the bathroom but do clock out for anything longer than 15 minutes. I think PTO starts from day one.
Thanks, but not a M-F person. Just supposed to be off.
Thank you! The average is supposed to
be 1500 per day, but each person, as well as account vary!  No one should mislead others into thinking they are going to get rich quick.  Anyone making above 1500 lines a day, I am happy for you.  That is very good.
Is this supposed to attract MTs??

Any MTSO who consistently relies on pay from clients to pay their MTs is in BIG trouble.  That company will have a high turnover and/or get sued and reported to the BBB.  Why is this commonsense business practice - having credit and/or backup funds to pay staff - so often ignored in this industry??    Because you all (MTs) stand for it and give the benefit of the doubt, i.e., MTSO will get new clients who are better paying.   

Supposed To Call
I had already tested and was offered a position via email. They were supposed to call me on Friday to discuss the account, but then emailed me and said that they were unable to make the call and would have to call me on Monday. It's now Thursday and I still haven't heard from them.

So, I've already accepted a position with another company.

Their loss...
I hear they are supposed to
be good about it, and kind. I am starting sometime next week, how about you? Are you starting with them also? FT is 1100 per day (5500 per pay, I think), and PT employee status is 500 per day, 2500 per pay, wich is what I will be doing. Just fed up with FT anywhere anymore.
while it's supposed to stand for that
I use my imagination and have come up with some really good and oh so appopriate ones!

D--- h---

Think about it. LOL
Any KS's tell me what report I am supposed

to send at end of every shift?  ');>



Here we go again! These boards are supposed to be here for HELP
and not for constant company bashing by someone who so obviously has an axe to grind for some reason. I for one am so sick of this!
How is someone supposed to know who offers the best

medical benefits?  Unless you have worked for every company you don't know how one compares to the other.   If you have no pre-existing conditions and are in good health you are better off to get a private policy.  Deductible might be higher, but your premium is less and with the money you save on premium you could put money away for deductible.  

If you get a private policy you aren't tied to a company because you need the insurance. 

My company is supposed to have a QA
team that is very strict and I've never gotten anything less than 99.8, minimum is 98.5 and most companies require 98%. 
Mine either. Are we supposed sm
to end up getting ECT so the job stops affecting us? 
Oh man, I am supposed to start with sm
Keystrokes soon.  Not another company out of work :( 
And we're supposed to do what? Beg you - OH PLEASE STAY!?
delusions of adequacy at its finest
that was supposed to read "oncology too"!
OK..I know it's supposed to be desperado..SCUZE ME!
Payday supposed to be 1st and 15th.sm
Received it 10 to 15 days after that date. I do not think we are talking about same company. I worked for BTS, not Sten-Tel.
Ask the moderator - is that supposed to scare me?
I stated - it was posted here about a month ago - it was an article from some publication - already said I can't remember - its not speculation - it was a long, long thread full of postings from Spheris MTs - they started the post and were all very upset. Then, like so much on this forum, all got quiet and Spheris postings have vanished. Just like Keystrokes - just like Transcend - If I had the interest or the time, I'd run a Google search on it. It certainly looked legit at the time, was a very interesting long thread. And something that MTs thinking of applying should be aware of - I was hoping that Spheris MTs could comment in follow up. In the grand scheme of things, I could care less, but am certainly glad I had the good fortune to see this info for myself. Blast away - flame away - tattle away - I'm sure all will be deleted soon anyway - typical for most company posts!
Sorry..that's supposed to be "from 2004"
Their software isn't supposed to be that good. Does anyone know what it is? nm
Supposed to be easy work, but you won't ever get more than 8 cpl. How it was, anyway..nm
Yes, but I don't think we are supposed to give names here. They are BIG.
We aren't supposed to discuss our pay,
without my name here, please don't email me, I make 9 cents a line inpatient trancsription.
Yes it does take time...I was supposed to start (sm)
August 28 but didn't get to actually start until September 6.  I was in a horrible financial situation anyways and that didn't help...but I hung on and I stayed in constant contact with them, telling them I really needed to start. I think they did their best to hurry them up at the hospital I was waiting on my security info from. But I'm glad I waited because they have been great to work for so far.  Good Luck!
Don't know about that, but the accents there are supposed to be really tough! nm
ExText questions...I am supposed to
Can you cut and paste from Word into ExText?  I also do not understand what makes it hard to get your lines in.  I just thought a line was a line no matter what.  This whole conversation is making me nervous.  Are there any pros to ExText?  I am used to working in Word, which is pretty straight forward.
Come on, that was funny. That is what a joke is supposed to be.
But maybe it should have been on the Comedy board so people won't get offended.
OOPS! Supposed to be to Gloating MT
oops supposed to be close - sorry, just got up
So, what is a person supposed to do for spellcheck? NM
If they did not give it to you, it could be that they are not supposed to use it. You could be sett
has a toll-free number that is used for doctors to dictate and some of the transcriptionists from the service (not KS) got the number and used it. The MTSO had to pay the hospital something like $40,000 and the transcriptionists lost their jobs because they were not given the number by the MTSO. The MTSO was ticked off and fired them for deceptive practices or something like that. The MTSO was given 5 days to pay it or lose the account immediately for fraulent use of the hospital's toll-free number! You might want to check that you are not setting them up.
I was supposed to train last week -
I was supposed to train on Thursday and got an email saying that the trainer was going to have to reschedule. I called on Monday and she told me that she had been put on hold for scheduling because they were losing a major part of a big account and that there was no work for new people. The email on Thursday had just made it seem as if she had something going on and could not work us in that day. All this was after they had been calling me and emailing me for weeks about coming to work for them.
nope. was supposed to be last weekend sm
then Monday. I haven't heard a thing since an email Saturday saying early Monday morning....anyone else getting concerned??
Yes, supposed to notify help desk
Every time we run out of work (or at least the first time each day) we're supposed to let them know, because it helps them document workflow issues.  So if OP is always out of work at certain times, her supe would be made aware of it through the help desk, and see a pattern.
What were you supposed to, leave a blank?
but if the QA person said it was Kathy instead of Cathy, how did the QA person know she got it right?