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Really? They had about 99% ESL on the account I did!

Posted By: former Diskriter on 2005-09-28
In Reply to: believe it or not, Diskriter pays for returns and spaces - sm - former diskriter

Made about as much as the guy that cleans the grill at Burger King. No thanks.

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That account in Texas was not a MQ account. They did not use DQS on that account until KS started.
They are moving 3 other accounts to DQS between now and January 1st. I asked. The MQ accounts they have gotten in the past did not go to DQS. I followed my old account, which is how I know, and it was Meditech. The account is still run by KS and is a big account too.
Repeatedly told another new account would come soon, but it never did. In fact, our slow account is.
everyone else's backup account. What a disorganized mess.
Then when we MT's are **thrown on** an account because of lack of work on our account

What is so hard to understand about that? 

Then we have that account info filed away in a folder in our Outlook Express by name of account and can look at past emails sent out regarding that account.  Not fun to be tossed on an account that you have never seen NOR ever received an email on.  Sounds like business to me. 

You are wrong about the account. KS dumped the account for several reasons. sm
It happened quickly and was unexpected but it was really for the best. Keystrokes does not string people along or lie to you. After being with MQ for too long, I am happy there, although it is not for everyone.

I really would give them a call as the other poster suggested. That whole situation was a nightmare for everyone including management but the account pulled a fast one on them.

I have the facts on this because I have a good friend at the hospital and what she told me matched what my manager did.

I know that they are trying to give more when so many companies are giving less and taking away more.
My account has lots of work..ask for another account/nm
The account I am on only requires 1200 lpd. Maybe it is that particular account. Ask them if they
have a lower one. Doesn't hurt to ask. I do anywhere between 1200 and 1800 lpd. Sometimes it feels impossible to do 1200, sometimes the 1800 is quick. Depends on the doctors and the day for me. I do average 15,000 per pay period though, which is 1500 a day. Not impossible by any means, and I never go over 40 hours a week. Most weeks, I am closer to 35 hours with lunch breaks and life.
I think it depends on the account. I have one account that pays sm
$2.25 for specials and one that pays $3.50. I was on one previously that did not pay them different at all, but they were all short and mostly PICC line placements.

I worked for a hospital that went to KS and they were not charging extra for the specials. I know what they charged per report, and there was no way they were getting rich on the difference after taxes and all that. I was suprised. I was in on the bid review and the average to charge was between $1.75 and $2.75 per report or 0.13 and 0.15 per line. There were 15 companies that bid on the account, and all were within those ranges.

I went to KS about 6 months after the hospital outsourced to them. When we were displaced, I accepted a different job in the hospital and hated it.
That is not true. It varies from account to account. I have
several internet accounts and on some you do have to input the patient information.
I know the account. It is "hybrid" account that is a version of sm
Meditech that is a cross between Meditech Magic and Client, more like Client than Magic. I have been on it since October now do 1500 lines a day; it took me a week to get up to speed but they really helped me. I only know which one because my lead told me that they are adding 10 people to it because KS is getting the whole thing now, only doing 1/2 before this. I love working for Keystrokes :)
Account wen to speech from almost the beginning of the account --
Don't like ExSpeech at all.  Very bulky and cumbersome.  Much better editing programs.  I prefer to straight transcribe on ExText.  Pay drops horrendously.  But wave of the future for MT's.
The account I am on is internet only. I think it depends on the account. nm
My main account must have been an overflow account. We would
go several many days of the month where we could not pull work, so we all had to go to secondary accounts and there are very few accounts that could absorb the extra people. 
Our account is an acute care account
We are low on work too and have been for almost 2 months.  We know what is happening to our work though as our supervisor admitted that the work is going overseas.  Even though we have 24-hour TAT and we are transcribing reports as they are dictated, they still insist that the work dictated after 7 p.m. has to be sent to the offshore service.  It makes no sense to me as we have coverage starting from 6 a.m. and throughout the day.  I think it all comes down to bottom line and it doesn't matter if we have work or not because it's cheaper to send it overseas. 
but hoping from account to account
without learning the accounts I am on will not help my line count, or help me.  I need consistency in my work.  I was told one thing, and am getting something totally diffrent.  I know most jobs will be slow, but I was told one thing and now have to do something else.  There is no work on a daily basis.  I am a newbie to this field. I have a chance to work somewhere else stable.  Sadly,  I have to take my chances else where.
Maybe it differs from account to account
It seemed to me that I was getting my lines quicker on the new system.  But that is just my opinion.  I am sure that it differs from account to account. 
Yes, jumped from account to account
Constantly rude office staff (especially payroll who often made mistakes).  Poor technical assistance.  Poor support on accounts.  Very slow to reply to problems.  Like to lay the blame for problems on an account with the MT instead of poor training and support by the office. 
Yes that was the account I was on and it was GREAT account...sm
So if they are going to mess several things up: 1) Pay for their employees, 2) Losing a big account like that one, 3) Hiring supervisors that just wanted to chit-chat and lose production then I would think that is NOT a company to go for. But I had to learn it the hard way - having my payday be weeks late during Christmastime. But I gave them the benefit of the doubt for 2 more paydays - they were late also....
The account I was on was ALL ESL. They were paying me 9 cpl, but the account was so bad, I
never made any money.
When you get switched from account to account
it makes it very difficult to attain their 12,000 line requirement. If you don't make your line counts, you get moved to part time and lose your benefits. If you are already part time, you get your line rate docked. In order to prevent this from happening, I used to have to work more than 40 hours a week. It seems that this is their goal...to keep everyone from having benefits...instead, they are losing their MTs. I was staying at OSi for only 1 reason and she seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I am most definitely looking elsewhere. I'm gettin while the gettin's good!
What account or type of account are you on? nm

OT is based on account. One account may
run dry, but another is overflowing. OT is requested for that specific account probably for hte MTs covering that account as they are the ones familiar with it.
For each account is a different set of account specifics.
I left WMX due to consistent lack of work despite 3 accounts.  My current company gives a primary and a secondary and there is enough work on one or the other to get my lines and then some.  Still 2 different sets of account specifics, but only 2.  Someone posted they had 15 accounts at WMX and were still out of work.  I didn't work for MQ, but sounds like the same situation at WMX. 
Thanks! Yes, the account is ExText, so we would be on the same account. sm

They are still hiring if you change your mind. 

Also, I am working part-time for Encompass.  The account I am on also uses ExText, and I would not hestitate to recommend Encompass to anyon either.  I feel fortunate to have found 2 great companies.

If you want IC work, I am also still working on a limited basis for CardioScribes.  It is just cardiology transcription and the work is easy.  Their platform is Wordscript, which is a Word-based platform, VERY easy to use.  However, I really prefer employee status now, plus with the above 2 jobs, I will be making about 1 cent more per line plus having benefits and my taxes taken out.

If you go somewhere else, or if you decide to stay where you are, good luck! 

Does it have to be an account your manager has or any account? nm
New Account
It's probably because they are hiring new MTs to staff a new account.
New account? - sm
Then why not spread the new work out to the MTs sitting there waiting for something to do instead of hiring new people to take work away from them?
It's definitely more than 1 account.
It happens each time they add or convert a new account to BT.  They may get 1 port taken care of on one account and then it happens on another.  When they first started transferring accounts to BT it was ALL the ports on some accounts.  It has been a nightmare for MONTHS with this platform.  Yeah, I'm sure they'll get it all straightened out eventually, but how fair is it to expect US to take the brunt of the loss for months while they get things in order and what does that really say about them and their concern for the MLSs?
Which is exactly why the account I am on
now dropped MQ and went with a different company. Major reliability issues. It makes me wonder how they get new accounts when they lose so many!
I'm still new at my account
but right now I'm already at 200 lph.  I'd rather now give the pay because it's unprofessional, but they offer a higher rate than any of the other places I applied at. 
R U new and on an account that isn't
Ask to be put on the UW account

Too much filling in of demographics, which has been stated many times here before.  You wouldn't believe what you have to do before you even type a single word  in the report.

If you make it to 1200 lines a day with them, please shout it on this board, cause it's a real rarity and quite an accomplishment to do that.  Pay not that great either.

If you like the account....
If you like the work, try applying to other Wisconsin companies. You might find they are typing the same accounts.
I am not on a 100+ MD account. nm
Pf course, they have more than one account.
I was on the ER account, but...
I quit after the third time in a row that I did not receive my check.  Also, the main guy in charge, would NEVER respond to your emails for anything.  It was horrible.  And then other employees (actually it was the supervisors)) would send you nasty emails,after you quit, ND would just try to get you mad and talk bad to you through email.  IMMATURE people.  Definitely they did not deserve the good ER account they had. And, definitely, they do not deserve any quality MTs.  If you are still employed with them, you really deserve better!
I am going to be on the onc account as well - sm
Please don't quote me on the SS thing. Maybe I got it all wrong. I was trying to talk to her and my little boy was sick, clingy and talking to me the whole time, so it was a rather tough telephone conversation. I haven't dealt with staff yet, but she seems very nice.

Thanks again!
I have an account that is probably 95% ESL
though only about 5% of them are really, really bad.   A lot of companies that offshore are sending the good stuff offshore and leaving the garbage for us, though that is not always the case with high percentage ESL accounts.  
My account has a lot of ESL's but none are bad. (sm)
I have typed hospitals where maybe only 50-60% were ESL, but whenever you would get them, you just wanted to go back to bed for the day.  bad, bad, bad. 
My account has been low as well...sm
ever since the holidays. I believe it is a combination of them overhiring on the account and other people jumping on my account because their's is out of work. We are keeping ahead of the dictators by only about an hour. It doesn't make a lot of sense on this system to keep switching between multiple accounts either, since it takes awhile each time to set up your log-in information and do the necessary downloads. Unless and until they crack down on the cherrypicking and the MTs being able to jump from account to account whenever they please, however, this will continue to happen.
so what, the account that I was on never......
had templates in the system, and QA was a laugh. A bunch of us tried it without the templates, and then got told we had it WRONG. So, where are they so great, and yes, this was recently. Walk in MY shoes first before you criticize me. I was there, and know what happened to me and quite a few others one day not too long ago at all. May radiology has a lot, so what, OUR account did not, and in fact, that account pulled out because the templates were not there.
VR Account
What is a VR account?
It's not just one account (sm)
it's that 70% of their total work volume is piddly clinic progress notes where you have to look up all the info on fuzzy PDF copies of faxes, fill in all the demographics, then type, what 10 lines of someone's sore throat? The only time I made any decent $/hour was doing this very long-winded geriatics doc with a nice 75-line normal progress note that she rarely changed . . . boring. I complained, they offered me some acute-care work, but I had already found my happy home.
Are you sure the account is in CA and not NC?

As far as I know they don't have an account in CA, but they do have a teaching hospital in NC and it is horrible.    The sound quality of the dictation is bad.   The account is very challenging because of all the specialities at a teaching hospital.  I have 20 year's experience but every day there was new terminology.   There are also so many doctors, residents, interns that you rarely have the same doctors so getting used to the dictators is difficult.  Also every July you get an influx of dozens of new dictators.   I didn't work on this account very often because they kept switching me to another account that behind all the time.

They have a weird pay system too and many people have complained that they just could not get lines or make any money.   They are also in the process of training women in Trinidad to do transcription, so the work will be going there before too long. 


There is an account in CA


They do have a teaching hospital account located in CA. I worked on that account for the year I was with them. It was a challenge for me with the formatting they use (abbreviations allowed in diagnoses - basically all the things we were taught not to do were acceptable and mandatory). The dictation quality was good and the few ESLs they had were tolerable. I wouldn't recommend the account for a newbie though, just too much info to take in at once.

I wouldn't put too much faith in this company. As stated, they are training women in Trinidad and not doubt all the work will be going there shortly.

And the new account that never was! I'm on the same one, I bet. nm
They certainly do have more than 1 account!!! nm
I only have one account and it just has nothing...
tried clicking on links like you said and it says no jobs available. I did e-mail someone, been this way since Monday. I can't get my quota for lines each day, so probably need a secondary account. I thought maybe they went on a hiring spree since everything really gets cleaned up every day. You much have a plentiful account for primary!1 Never seen that many jobs before on backlog!
You may have your own account....
but I feel that maybe they have been overhiring....I have been experiencing slow/no work on my account. Some days have had absolutely nothing. Yeah...work is great, if you can get any!!!
Ask for another account if you can. If
not, don't waste your time and theirs or put your livelihood in jeopardy.

I agree that the people were great. I left after half a year because they kept running out of work. My sense was that it might have been due to overhiring. I have no hard feelings, but you have kids to feed.
Would be a wav account...sm

How slow is slow, are you able to meet your line requirements?


I had an account with MQ with SR....sm

as a ME and MT; it was okay.  IMO I kind of find it a bit tedious, but you can produce more lines with it.  Of course the pay is not as much as it is for MT work.  If I was to continue with the ME work I think the pay was 0.06+/line (dont remember the exact amount, but know it was 0.06).  HTH