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Thank U, Carolyn. Now I feel much less nervous!

Posted By: nervousnelly on 2006-01-09
In Reply to: Keystrokes - Carolyn

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I agree completely with Carolyn
I've had absolutely no problems ... a great team lead, wonderful communication - I love it at KS.
I feel the same way...I love working for Keystrokes and feel blessed that I have such a wonderful jo
After about 4 months, I'm out of there. Struggled to get 12000 lines a pay and 25+ years as MT...
nervous about MQ
Just to clarify - as an employee, 40 hours a week only, no bonuses or shift differential or holiday pay. Okay, but when you do the math after getting a pay check and see that you are averaging anywhere from 10.29 an hour to my max of 13.42 an hour, that's not good enough for me, so I've found something with a good, stable hourly rate with good benefits. MQ was good to me, answered any and all questions whenever I had them, but still had 5 different accounts and days where I had to wait for work to come up (even working the afternoon into evening shift). It would be great to use them as a part-time job, but not for my main source of income. Just my situation....
Ex-DR is right. I'm too nervous about getting
kicked off the board for saying anything. DR recruiters do post on this board posing as current DR transcriptionists and love love love it and they've never had it so good.

If DR is such a great place to work then why is it taking so long to fill the position for the hospital employee status??? They have been asking for transcriptionists for over six months now for that particular account.

I too had a dinosaur computer.
don't be nervous. /sm
If you know your medical terminology and where things are located in the body, that type of thing, you will do fine. They will ask routine interview type questions like you might get if you went into an office and had an interview.

Hope you do well. I think its a great place to work.
What are you so nervous about?
Don't know what she's nervous about, but your
Wow, am I nervous now...
Ok I am trying to find the first post to figure out what the problem is with Ascend being that I just got a job with them and needless to say I am scared ****less right now. Are you people NOT getting paid or what is the story...I cannot make heads or tails out of these posts, as I came in after the picture started. Please, someone reassure me! So far, they seem like a great well organized company...I am wrong?
I would be nervous, too sm

Just to be safe, I would pick up a part-time job.

Good luck!

Hi...I have been dragging out being hired by Medquist for over a month now. I currently work for a small local company...however, they want 250+ lines per hour for $15 per hour, which if I can do the 250 would come out to 6 cpl.  Medquist has offered 8 cpl, plus bonuses for more lines, sign on bonus, etc.  I would be working with the St Louis office.  however..everytime I get on the boards I hear very bad things.  I'm really tempted to go with Medquist because I would like to be paid by the line rather than hourly, but I hear better things about Transcend.....anyone out there who is really happy with Medquist? I don't need their insurance for me or my kids and the DSL connection in my area is $40...so that would be covered.  I was taking full time, so I won't rent equipment......any advice?  I have six years of acute care experience working in a hospital....thanks!
Medquist getting nervous
11 yrs, on DQS for 1 1/2 and no complaints.  Plenty of work on my end.
I have been with MQ since 1983 when they were Transcriptions Limited. They have closed a bunch of offices. so far it hasn't affected anything. I have always had good luck with them, but again have been with them many years working at home. I do see many differences now and I get aggravated because transferring to a new office, they don't route work sometimes the way they should etc. etc., not running out, just causing certain things to back up. you really have to stand your ground and speak for yourself as to what you expect from them also. All in all, I say go for it though, every office is different.
This is For Nervous MT2, please read
I feel so badly for you, after reading your horrible experiences with testing. I know as I have been there recently, too. Even with 25 years' experience, I was turned down twice. However, if you want to work as an IC, there is a company who seems to be very fair about things. They are Freedom Type. I tested for them and unfortunately, the sound quality for the dictation was not the best. Instead of dismissing me for the errors, they offered me a second chance, making sure that this time I got a report that was perfectly dictated, but full of good terms (to test your knowledge as a MT and not your interpreting ability, which will get better as you learn any new account). I passed it with flying colors and was offered a job immediately. However, I had to turn it down because I need employee status and did not realize that this was an IC position.
If you are interested, just go in and type in Freedom Type in your search and it should bring up the home page. Then you can take the online vocabulary test and submit it. If they like the looks of that, someone will contact you and set you up for the dictation test. It is a voice file but I just downloaded Express Scribe and it worked fine. They even helped me with that part of it. Like I said, they seem really nice and its a shame I could not go with them. Perhaps you can consider this. Hope this helps. Hang in there and the best of luck!
Now THAT makes me nervous!

Thanks. I'm nervous and excited. nm
Yep. Getting pretty nervous. nm
what is making you nervous? nm
I'm not nervous and I cannot say I have been "perfect" either.

It is hard for a person who comes from a position that allows you flex time to come to a company to where you have to work your shift.  That at one time was me. I cannot say that I have never been talked to about taking too long of a break while on the system, as I have.  But I have been with some companies who actually know when the keyboard keys are moving, who IM you all the time to see if you are there and Axolotl management has NEVER done that to me. 

Have I been in a report a long time for one reason or another and asked if I was there, yes, but for good reason because the report had been in my queue a while.  It was just taking me a while to type it or I had to go to the bathroom.  You won't get fired for going to the bathroom or getting up to stretch if you need to for 5 minutes or so. 

They do run it like a business and that is why they are successful.  But, they do not micro-manage every move someone makes.

Nervous about BeyondTXT
We are getting ready to go to BeyondTXT and I am really concerned about what I have seen with the program not showing cc's, doctor signatures, patient names.  It tells me that clicking and researching this stuff we will not be paid for any of it.  Also, I am thinking when it goes to VR there will be too much editing since I do not think the program will know the difference between here and hear, and their and there, etc.  It also looks like we will be fixing where the headings and info goes, not to mention all the clicking here, there and everywhere.  Since it is not in word I will have to start the word Expanders again I suppose.  I hope I am wrong since I have not started using it yet, but am very nervous.  I hear you when you say you are worried about losing your benefits as I am in the same boat.
I'm very nervous as I have a phone interview with (sm)
Transcend Services for part time work tomorrow.  Anyone out here had an interview with them?  How is it?  What do they ask you?  I haven't interviewed in 7 years and am a tad bit nervous.  The last one I had I was not exactly altogether (won't say why), but they hired me anyway.  Any insight on this company would be extremely helpful.  TIA  
Nervous Nettie Here...OSi seems 2 B falling apart.
Upper management is acting so skitterish....had a mandatory conference call this morning and it was pretty nasty!  Anyone have a clue as to what is going on?  I'm going to start looking for a new job. 
OH BOY. My post below re: Just Hired, a little nervous...

If you read the post below with the flame, I'm having a communication problem as well, just not insurance - yet!?  This is my 2nd nite I was supposed to start my shift (in an hour) and the Acct. Mgr. is gone for the day, no User ID mailed to me again.  Insurance issues as well?  I do feel for you and the other poster gave some good advice.  Keep on top if it!

I agree. It's making me really nervous. Something
Dominatrix at the Institute for the Very Very Nervous--
My husband's favorite movie! Further comment and disclosures withheld.
Don't stress. Tell her you are nervous, and she will be very nice about it. sm
You can't ask for a nicer group of people. They worked with me through my husband's long illness, house problems due to his illness, followed by a few health problems of my own that I still think are the after-shock of dealing with his illness. He is fine now, I am fine now, and I will never again look for another job because Keystrokes treated me like family, not just a number.

I had been at the Q for 17 years in some form (company I worked for was gobbled up by them) and was very nervous but they were very gracious about and put me at ease. That was 3 years ago and I am grateful that I took the plunge.
Wow, where do you bank? Mine is not there yet .. getting a bit nervous. :( nm

okay nervous nellies, consider the source and their agenda
there are so many people that want to see the 'giant' fall -- they throw out statements with nothing to back it up -- hoping everyone runs scared and they can help MQ fall. Well it ain't gonna happen. You provide no facts. Every thing this company is doing shows it is improving and getting stronger. So go cry in a corner and quit the chicken-little theatrics of "the sky is falling!!". MQ is the biggest and getting better and has a lot of happy MTs that are too smart for your antics.
Just hired, a little nervous about it now, general question....sm
Just took a position with a well-known company, I'll withhold it for now to be considerate.  I was supposed to work Sun night thru Thurs. nights.  Friday evening I was sent the software download and called for training on it Sat. morning.  After the training, I had to answer a questionnaire, at which point I would then be e-mailed my specifications for the account I was assigned along with a 'test questionnaire' that I would have to complete and return and THEN I would get my access code to the system and my Acct. Mgr's contact info.  I sent my first little questionnaire Sat. morning and waited for my acct specs and 'test'.  On Sunday, I had yet to receive anything.  I called them and they said my Acct. Mgr. did not work weekends and would be in Monday!  I asked how I was to start my shift Sun. night then!?  Another person sent my acct. specs for me at 6 pm Sun., which was a 26-page manual on the particulars of this acct along with a 30-question test. I stated that I was supposed to start my shift in 3 hours, and how could I thoroughly complete reading this manual and answer the test questions and be prepared?  They told me I couldn't start that night anyway because I could not recieve my User ID til the Acct. Mgr. came in Mon. morning to give it to me and that I'd have it by noon Mon. (today).  Still nothing in my Inbox and its noon, AND I didn't get to work my shift last night and I'm supposed to work 20 hrs. minimum per week.  Is it normal for start-up to be so hairy and unorganized?  I'm nervous now.
Makes me nervous though when the phone numbers
listed on their website are not in service.  The number for their main office is no longer in service and one of the 800 numbers is not good.  Hmm......curious......
One of the few companies I haven't tried (ha), but they always have an ad, which makes me nervous

and I was told they do a background check, which includes not only criminal but credit, etc ... just too big brother like to me, but then again, I think they loan you equipment, so maybe that is within reason.


Good luck! 

Anyone else at CardioScribes nervous about not receiving the line count yet? sm

I didn't receive it today, so even if I get it tomorrow, that means funds will not be reieased until Monday, meaning no pay day until Tuesday, and possibly Wednesday.  I am a bit fed up with not having a reliable pay day I can count on.  I will be leaving soon, but in the meantime, I still have bills to pay. 

Sorry ... guess I just needed to vent. 

Big changes happening very fast at Medware! Anyone know what gives? Making me a spot of nervous.
I feel the same way. I'm irritable because I feel
and that my years of experience overall, and past few years of busting my @$$ for them hasn't been appreciated or noticed in the least.

We're all just cogs in the wheel.
I know. I feel the same way.

Makes no sense to me.. 

We've got fiery, feisty redheads all over this country, although my brother and his wife got married in Ireland.

I feel for you
I think I once felt the same way as you. Its ashame what's been happening but it has been happening and some of it for good reason.
I feel the same way. SM
Who are the people who say that they are doing well financially with DQS?  I see them on boards saying that DQS is the best platform but I can't figure out how unless they were making a lot less before than I was.  It is strange for some people to be doing so badly on the platform and others to be incredibly satisfied and vocal about it. 
Feel the same way ever since...
St. Louis and Chicago CSC combined into one - meaning one branch manager for both CSCs.

I have to work day and night between multiple accounts because they recently hired a bunch of new MTs. Talk about overstaffed!

So I guess this is how they repay MTs that have been loyal full-timers for them for many years - replace them with entry-level MTs.

I know the only out is to try another transciption company part-time to see if they're better but I just don't know if I have the energy to do that right now.
I often feel the same way...(sm)
Reading enough, one gets a feeling of hopelessness. VR taking over the better work, leaving the garbage for the rest. I sometimes wish MTs would stop to think what they're actually doing when they readily agree to take on VR editing. It reminds me of all of those IT techs who were forced to train E. Indians to do their jobs, knowing those same E.I.'s would be taking their jobs FROM them. This is actually worse, because those IT's didn't get a pay cut while doing it!

Some will say that you can't stop the technology...

Really? Where would that technology be without us?
Know how you feel sm
I screwed up ilial/ileal.  I just said, um, um, you know, I goof this one everytime and always have to look it up, truthfully gave it my best shot. I was wrong and got the job anyway. 
Yes, lol! Feel the same.
If you think about it, anyone can basically score perfect on that with an open book and looking it all up on Google. I thought maybe it was timed so tried to rush through. Who knew? If they are not following it up with a typing portion, they're in for a rude awakening! Think about it, a nurse may pass that test with flying colors, but can she transcribe??? JMO.
Don't feel bad.
MT for many years for many companies including two top-20 rated medical centers and didn't pass two online tests not long ago. Both were very, very simple. I think some places are slaves to the AAMT BOS and the slightest deviation from that is counted as an error. Unfortunately, I think some others may discriminate based on age, geographical area, sex, race, marital status, etc., and use (phony) test results as a way to get out of hiring somebody who may be well qualified but may not fit into their sociopolitical clique.
Know how you feel

I did the same thing last year and it was a big mistake.  Some people enjoy working for them but I just couldn't make any money.  I was on 5 different accounts and they would all run out of work.  It was just so frustrated and couldn't live off the money I was making from them.  Needless to say, I left quickly. 

I wish you much luck!!!!

I feel for you,
got into a bad situation myself with my old job, but everyone's advice has been good, there are jobs out there, you just have to look. I have had a good luck with Keystrokes, you might want to try there. If not, there are others out there. I wouldn't quit your current job until you have something else. Good luck.
I feel the same sm
Taken 1 sick day in 10 years. Always work more than I'm asked to. Never complain and where am I? Without enough work to pay my long distance phone bill (which I never had to pay for in the past). Very discouraging. :(
Think how you would feel (sm)
if you gave notice at your old job and expected to start with the new one and couldn't for 2 more weeks.  I think they should be compensated, seems only fair.  If I was in that position though, I believe I would have kept my mouth shut.
Used to feel that way but no more.
Unless you get a lot of the same MDs with macros? Seems in these modern times and if you work for a national you never get the same MD twice. And then all the new instruments and unfamilar terms that you have to look up. Now, it's more like give me more H&Ps where I don't have to look much up, anytime! :)
Well thanks ...Now, I feel better. NOT....LOL

Must have been your time. Congratulations and I hope they have an awesome offer for you...

anyone else at DRC feel like
something is wrong.  I mean one of our largest accounts is now all of a sudden empty?  I work in this account and I find it extremely odd.  This place is a huge facility and never having much to any work really should not be an issue.  I am already cross trained on something else, but I am getting a bad feeling.
I feel the same way (sm)
I learned a long time ago to enjoy the slow times because it never lasts.
I know how you feel.

I too am in the same boat. The only thing different is I work for another company. From what I can see it sounds like transcription is heading in the direction or VR. They want us to do twice the work for half the money. Most days I struggle to make 12.00 an hour. It is to the point where after transcribing for over 20 years that I will be going back to school and getting as far away from transcription as possible. Between the cut in pay and wondering if I am going to have enough work I am finding that it is not worth staying in this profession.