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Thanks for your replies, any other companies?

Posted By: The original poster. on 2009-04-24
In Reply to: What companies have straight transcription - only. I cannot think of one.

I have so far Soft Script and TMT, Medical Transcription Limited. I really need a back up in case my job goes south. Right now I just make the bills and I am a single mom with absolutely no help... I have over 25 years' experience and if for some reason I need to switch, I cannot take a pay cut at all... so I do need straight transcription. Thanks for your added suggestions... and understanding.

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Thanks both of you for your replies!

Thanks for your replies....
Thanks guys, I've always kept at it and then kept at it some more.  I maintain my 98% to 100% accuracy, and I do increase my line count weekly, its only by a 100 to 200 lines a week tho and still not doing the line count they want.  But, I'll keep at it some more and take your suggestions to heart.  I do love being an MT, I don't care what anyone says.  When you live in a small town and have to drive an hour to get decent pay, until you subtract gas, clothing and lunches, I'd much rather be here in my office, working at it on a day to day basis and not have to deal with office politics.  I'll figure it out somehow.  
Thanks for your replies. nm
Thanks for the replies! nm
Thanks for your replies -

 I am leaning toward Webmedx.  They offer fantastic benefits.  It's true, the starting pay for ERs is not great, but with the incentive plan and evening/weekend differential - yeah, not bad.  They offer a 12-hour window for getting work done (on some accounts). 

 Now, the question is, are the ESLs okay, bad, simply terrible, or just flat out unbelievable?!!!! 

Thanks for the replies! nm
Thanks for the replies!! nm
Thank you for your replies.
I am going to have a phone interview later today with the recruiter, so I'll see what she has to say.

If I decide to go with Spheris, I am probably going to stay on at my current company at least for a little while to make sure Spheris is a good fit. At least that way, I'm not out of luck if it doesn't work out.

Thank you again. You have given me a lot to think about.
Thanks for the replies
I had already heard some good things but just wanted to check out some other sources as well.  Thanks again!
Thank you for your replies everyone.

I'm trying not to beat myself up too much about the test/score.  I guess what they meant by timed test is that you have 24 hours to reply to the email and/or take the test and send it back to the company.  But even still, I took as much time as I needed and used all of my reference materials to make double sure my answers were right.  There was only one question that I could not find an answer to and therefore I guessed at the answer but even still that shouldn't have given me the score of 88.  But, needless to say, that is water under the bridge and I'm moving down the river to stop at the next sand bar. 


As a matter of fact I have another email in my box from another company wanting to talk to me but need to do a little research on them first.  Zylomed - any info?


I try not to rely solely on Radiology, however, it is my absolute favorite.  I absolutely, postively cannot stand to do OP notes so I try to stay away from hospital accounts. 


Again thank you all for your replies and support, it really helps when you are beating yourself up to have someone else to try to pat you on the back and give a boost of self esteem. 

I'd look at it this way, if there are not a lot of replies
have changed their name, or no one really has anything bad to say.  Why try to pick someone's brain who just posts a one-liner.  Maybe the poster does not want to go into it on this board and write a book.
Thanks for all your replies.I appreciate it. (sm)
I'm not only new to TT, I'm new to working for a national. Don't know all the ins and outs of the system procedures, etc. I was an IC for longer than I care to comment on, and my eyes seem to give out (watering, itching, burning) after a certain amount of hours on the PC.
thanks for replies, but.....sm
I guess the key word here is training.  They all want experienced eScription editors and I have never had the opportunity to learn it.  Do you know if these companies specifically train on eScription?  TIA
Thanks so much, everyone, for your replies ... n/m
Thanks for replies......
So stressed out over it. Hopefully it will pick up. I really wonder what's happening here.
Thanks Everyone for Your Replies
Thanks MslaMT and others who replied about the line count difference. I surely appreciate the feedback, and am glad to have this little eScription community on this board to have discussions with. Happy Holidays to all-!!
Thanks for your replies.
I had seen those in the archives. I decided to keep looking and not apply.
Thank you, everyone, for your replies.
Every time I get excited about maybe finding a good job, I come on here and see how terrible the company is. Thank goodness for this board to find those things out, but I'm really starting to get frustrated - are there no more good and honest places to work for any more?
Thanks for the replies (sm)
I do have insurance coverage now, but there are several issues at my employer and I am desperate to go somewhere else. My husband is currently laid off, so I cannot afford to pay COBRA for 3 months while I am waiting for benefits to kick in at another employer. My son has a chronic medical condition, so private insurance is not an option (automatically declined everywhere we've tried). I'm praying that an opportunity will open up that will allow me to switch employers and get good insurance coverage. I hate being trapped where I am because of the insurance issue.
Thanks so much for the replies! sm
To those of you kind enough to take time out to respond, I want to thank you for alleviating some of the anxiety I had. I've been in this field over 15 years, but change can be scary, even if it is for the better.

Thanks again. You all are awesome!
Thanks for the replies
I have heard this is not a great platform. I am used to working in ChartScript. I go in on a VPN and citrix to the hospital server. I type in my own word and cut and paste.  Can you do that with Meditech?  Thanks again for replying. 
Thank you both for your replies! (nm)

Thanks for the replies

I too really like my Vista and I do hope they upgrade to Vista.  I am just about to learn ExText so I don't know much about it.  I have been working in ChartScript and love it.  I am hoping this platform is as easy.  I use my laptop to work when I am away from home and it is frustrating when these companies don't take the time to update platforms to Vista.  You have to special order computers with XP on them now.  Thanks again.

Thank you for the replies
I'm full time so I have enough hours to qualify and from all the documentation I have I thought I was right but HR still won't budge. Now I have to decide if it's worth jeopardizing my job to fight for this or just leave it be.
Wow. Thanks for the replies! (sm)
Actually, I hadn't even noticed there was a Medquist board until you told me, and after reading the replies here and at the MQ board, I have decided to stay away from MQ. Thanks to all who replied, and I do take anything said on the board with a grain of salt, but you only need so many grains to know it's just not worth the hassle. I already run out of work a lot where I am now, but at least I have complete flexibility, there's not much VR (yet), and the people are really nice. Thanks for the input!
I see that unless you have something nasty to say you get no replies
You will get lots of replies of
keep in mind that is an average and includes everyone from the newbie to the ones that have been doing this for years. There is so much to take into consideration including whether the work is done for a national, whether you have your own accounts, work hourly at a hospital/clinic, etc. It does sound average to me for what its worth.
If you want to send Beth phone numbers, e-mail them to her.

If you want to use employee names, e-mail them to her.


What happened to the replies

Could the replies be more specific
I am considering them also and would like more substantial information than vague statements.  That is no help at all.  Please if anybody has any experience with them or works for them, please I would also like to know how they are.
looks to me most replies in this thread are from QA
not MT. Good for you that you talk to MTs daily. Now, what does that have to do with my opinion? Are you implying I am supposed to think like everyone else?

I challenge you to not just talk to the MTs, but ask their opinions on lower pay, longer hours, making less money than when they started...

The MTs I would talk to would be the single mothers, or MTs who are supporting themselves or are the heads of their household, not married, not working for a second paycheck. When I started some 15 years ago, I was making more than I am now, benefits and everything included.

Rather than just say things like that is how it is, it is a business, etc., etc., I say, why not be role-models for the future? Where else can that be done other than chat rooms or boards...

This is the only outlet, period, so when people express their opinions and are personally attacked, rather than supported, even if in disagreement with the majority, you are only allowing more and more repression...
Thank you and Cyndi for your replies! (nm)

just wondering. thanks for replies.

I applied and the PT is okay with me.  I work FT inhouse so only need part-time.  It is just that my inhouse job behaves more like a national where certain work assigned to certain people and old-timers getting the money making work.  I am doing consults all night, a rare H&P, and occasional discharge summaries. I went inhouse for variety.  So, this will help me stay current on skills and give me enough variety to keep me interested in MT work for as long as the old hands will last or I get trained for something else whichever comes first.

thanks for replies.:) 

notice none of these replies indicate
how long ago the person worked there.  I have been there over a year and have posted previously on the positives of SoftScript.  As I have said before, no company is perfect, but this one works just fine for me.  I like being able to choose my own schedule, work independently, actually HAVE work, be paid on time and know that everything is done in America, no outsourcing here.  Whatever mgmt problems that were around before do not have anything to do with my work today or my paycheck. 
So, it's just for fun but only serious replies appreciated?
I hope someone replies to you soon
I would like to know the answer to some of your questions as well.

I sent you an email. Thanks for all replies! nm
Sent resume...no replies

I was a legal Transcriptionist for over 30 years and I have been a medical transcriptionist for almost 11, working remote for about 8 years.  I have been applying for jobs on this board and another one, and haven't even heard back from any of them.  Is anyone else having this problem?

You are right. No hateful replies at all.
Especially since it is also the trend to use VBC virtual black character (no spaces) for line counting. There was an article on the web by FutureNet showing how it words and comparisons.
No nasty replies here, I think you have

Which thread and what replies?
I'm confused...Can you point me in the direction of what you're talking about?
Thanks for all the replies, SO HAPPY....
I heard from everyone. I have to give an answer today, and knowing all this info gives me lots more questions to ask, and also some insight. Thanks a bunch, friends!
Thanks for the replies, everyone . . . I wish there was a way to just sample how VR is done before
taking on an actual job doing it - I wish I could try it out to see what I was in for:)
I wish you would move the replies as well. sm
It's very cruel the way a few people are enjoying the concern that many Webmedx employees are experiencing, and they need to be called on it. Her language of 'get over it' and 'get back to work' and 'quit whining' are flaming. People should be able to vent without being taunted by people who enjoy their distress.
Wow. I'll forget them, then. Thanks all for replies!

A rule I have learned to follow is to never apply to places that constantly have an ad in the paper to hire!  I had never seen such a big ad for transcriptionists before, though. Oh well, I guess I'll just wait out MQ and see what happens. 

My friend's goats are always getting their heads stuck in the fence trying to get to the greener grass.  My luck would probably be the same, lol.


Please be patient. We have received over 100 replies sm

HR will hopefully respond soon.

Thanks for your replies. I'm having a really hard time (SM)
making the decision of whether to stay put or take a leap of faith and go with TransTech.
what happened to the replies under this post?
I agree you got some harsh replies.
Not sure why some people feel they need to give a reply when all they wish to express is their own irritability. I'm guessing the tone of their replies has nothing to do with the question. At least, I saw nothing unusual or annoying about your post. But I can't answer your question either.
Must be new. There were no replies the last time someone asked. nm
So odd - I posted 2 replies yesterday, and now they are gone?