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There are probably less than 5 companies

Posted By: But where on 2005-12-28
In Reply to: Thank goodness you are all starting to listen!!! - anon

(and that is probably stretching it) that don't offshore.  I've interviewed with probably 8 companies the last 6 months, all either offshored or had less to offer me than QT.   I immediately turned down all the companies that offshored (that I knew did anyway) and all the others I turned down because it would have been a significant cut in pay.   We have a no frills lifestyle as it is so there isn't room to take a cut in pay. 

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TransTech and Medware, are these companies considered large, medium-sized or small companies? (sm)
Yikes.. That is only inline with companies like Focus and such. "Real" companies pay their MTs
decent rate.  I make over 5 cpl editing. So, if I got that slap in the face, I'd be outta there.
Do the research...most companies, and not just MT companies, do not pay for maternity leave...
we get time off but not paid...and I really don't even understand the point of you posting this...
How do you know which companies are Nationals and which are smaller companies.
Is there a list somewhere? I'm new to this.
By "most of the companies", I meant MORE than MT companies.
Sten-Tel is the platform. Different companies use it, pay and how companies run are different. nm
Nobody said MT companies were not for profit companies. (sm)....
As MTs we are an important segment of what it takes for the company to thrive, but we are still just part of the whole structure.

Not trying to be argumentative, just think sometimes we get that "I'm the quarterback" attitude and forget that we can't get anywhere without our line men.
Companies that outsource to other companies?
Anyone know of any reliable companies that will outsource to American companies and pay a decent line rate? I am amazed at what the companies charge and then want to offer in this business anymore.

2 companies with that name. Was this the NJ job? nm
I have been through a lot of companies and
they are all the same.  I just found that out not too long ago.  I am with a company now that everyone cheers about.  They are just the same as everyone else.  Nothing to cheer about IMO.  This business has gone downhill fast.  Sad.
What companies, if any,
. . .

. . . hire and actually promote professionals who have forgotten more than many MTs know, have years and years of experience, work when needed, don't rock the boat, and produce excellent work?  At my company, the editors and managers usually have just a few years of experience as an MT, if any, and many have no management experience.  Some managers have never even seen a typed document.  That doesn't make sense.  What companies give one a chance to actually grow with them?  Any of them?  How do the promotions go to those who took an on-line class and have been an MT for 2 years?  Kudos to anyone who could answer this . . . Bewildered 

He said that some companies do that, but
usually when they do there is a reason for it, so told me to keep an eye out for future class action lawsuits or that sometimes they use it as a means to withhold severance pay, etc.  IMO - basically it's a CYA letter.  Atty agreed.  But again, IMO, why be worried about a CYA letter if you have nothing to CYA for?  Any company that wants ex-employees to sign a release from future lawsuits is definitely not up for nomination for Employer of the Year, that's for sure and just one more bit of proof that it isn't the MLSs at fault.   I'm not concerned about it, but I'm sure as heck not signing it either.  I just think it's hilarious that a few Transcend groupies come out of the woodwork ready to blame the MLSs that left as if they weren't the GOOD transcriptionists and that's why they left.  Seems to me if they weren't any good they wouldn't be able to get hired anywhere and so would want to stay put where they know they have a sure thing.
Some Companies...
Charge you per report for their useless template. What a rip off...
QA Companies
Anyone who works as a QA; I am curious as to what you think of the company you work for?  Good or bad.  Looking for a new QA position and would like some information on the companies.  Thanks.
Here are some companies
First Choice Medical
QT Medical
JLG - some accounts still on WP.

That is all I know of right now.

Good luck.
Some Companies Pay Less
Some companies, especially small ones, lure you in by starting you at less and tell you that once you're off probation in a couple of weeks your line rate will be raised a couple of cents.  Months later, despite quality work and that pitch-in attitude during backlog periods, you're still making 6 cents a line.  A lot of good begging does....What a joke these companies are...........
Any companies out there?


1.  ENT, cardiology, family practice or internal medicine work.

2.  Require a minimum line count of 500 lines a day with the option to do more.

3.  Word based with a 24-hour TAT and have direct deposit with assigned docs/accounts?

Are there any companies out there using DQS except MQ? (sm)
If I were going to try to work 2 companies at the same time until I could decide I thought it would be easier if they used the same program.  This old dog is getting too old to learn too many new tricks at once. 
That would be companies. If you
want to make it in this biz, you have to learn to spell!
Are any companies besides MQ using VR right
Not sure of any companies (sm)
I've worked on it for hospitals.  I am not aware of any MTSO's that use it.
Diskriter has some ChartScript accounts.  A lot of hospitals use ChartScript also.  I used it with my in-house job.  Very productive platform. 
None of the companies do! That's the name of the
With all the companies looking for MTs
I don't understand why you are thinking unemployment.   I think you have to be unemployed xx days before you are eligible anyway.  
Which companies use - sm
ftp sites?
Not all companies
are like that.  That is unreasonable.  We do not expect that of our employees.  If you work both Sat and Sun you have 2 days off during the week. 
MT companies, do any of you......

have MT work available that does not entail heavy ESL dictators, like every single report?  I cannot make an adequate living on those types of dictators day after day into the night, and sometimes even into the next day.  I have 5 years experience with a lot of experience.

Just trying to understand what they want put down as far as their dictations is very, very tough, and I am losing my health as a result of having to kill my ears, straining to hear them, and trying to understand what they are saying at all.  I have no problem with some ESL, but I am having a very tough time with every single report being dicated this way by ESLs.

If you have a low ESL ratio, would you please contact me?  

I desperately need work.  I am an excellent worker, and have no money for my bills. 

I would really appreciate hearing from you.  Thanks.

Publishing e-mail addresses inside posts is not allowed.  Thank you.  Goldbird

They are two different companies
Not always, some companies pay
for experience and proven skills and you don't need a CMT. For me, having a CMT didn't always make a difference. Depends on the company. You can always make that 1/2 cent more somewhere else if you shop around. Some MTs without CMT make 10, 11, 12 cpl. I do,however, feel CMT is good for keeping up skills and with so many quality problems in the field I often wish it was a requirement! On the other hand, I knew a nurse who sat for and passed her CMT (the written part was probably a breeze for her) and couldn't transcribe to save her life! LOL!
As with most companies, there is
The average range is from 7 to 9 cpl. The line rate depends on many factors.
Most companies...
I suggest you don't go judging me since you don't even know me. For your information I have been working as an IC for over two years for a local company and I can work whenever I want and do as many lines as I want. If I don't work I don't paid. It's as simple as that. I also type over 1,000 lines a day so I am very reliable and my work is at least 99% accurate. My Turn Around Time is less than 24 hours. I just found this list and I was expecting people to be kind and courteous and not so judgmental.
Several companies came together to SM
form Spheris. There are several platforms out there. I work on TWS. If this is platform you are hired for, DO NOT USE DIALUP. I have nothing bad to say about it or Spheris in general, only, well, ask if you will use TWS.

Hi Everyone- I am looking into going to Career Step online schooling for MT.  My husband and I are expecting our first baby in Sept.  So I want to work from home but with flexable hours. (For those sleepless nights.)  Any one have any suggestions for me as to what companies out there would allow me to do so?  I have heard of Spheirs and Medquist but also heard they want specific hours you will work.  Any advice would be appriciated.


Are there many companies that pay

by the gross line?  Sounds like a good deal for the transcriptionist.

What companies besides MQ use DQS (or DEP)? nm
Top 5 Companies
I'd like to know about companies that have IC/no benefits
Why I ask about companies
is because I am making sure this is something I want to do. Checking out all angles. I dont want to spend the money for school and put all this time into it and then cant find what I am looking for. I have even checked the backround of a school and couple of companies. I dont just jump into things like this without checking deep into them. I am usually a straight A student so school doesnt worry me. This is why I have posted the question I have. To get some input from people that have been in the field and have worked for a couple of companies.

any companies like the old MQ -
SE status and not a strict schedule?
Some companies may pay
a higher line rate for CMT. Usually a cent higher or so...but I haven't been seeing that very much lately anymore. The exam is expensive to take and I believe you have to re-certify every couple of years or so by taking some courses (online or continuing ed, etc)and re-testing, although I could be wrong about that. Some people think it is worth it and some don't. I think it is really personal preference.
Which companies use the
VR companies
I work for Medquist and one of my accounts went to ASR in which...of course...I had to become an ME for that account.  We were told that we could make the same amount of pay if we maintained a 25% increase in productivity.  Needless to say...it wasn't a plus for me and I opted off the ME and went strictly with MT.
Companies with VRE
Does anyone know any companies out there who are hiring for VREs, except for Transcend. I like doing the VRE, but cannot seem to find enough job listings.
TN companies
ETP is a good company with decent pay and good benefits.  Stay away from Transhealth.  Hated the platform - found it very difficult to get lines.  You have to use the mouse a lot and I'm a keyboard person after being a MT for 11 plus years.  Pay is ok but I make more now where I'm working than I did with them.  Very difficult accounts, about 98% ESL doctors and the other 2% aren't very good either.  As far as the other companies, I don't know anything about them.  Hope this helps.
Are there any companies out there that
allow one to train in other areas of transcription.  I have almost 17 years of experience, but my experience is in clinic notes of various specialties mainly with two years in Radiology.  I really would love to learn hospital transcription.  Any ideas on how to get my foot in the door to expand my knowledge?  TIA
Most companies
pay half of what they pay for transcription. The company I work for pays 8 cpl for transcription and 4 cpl for VR editing. I only do transcription though. But I find that is the case with most companies. They pay half.
There are many companies
that have multiple choice and fill in the blank questions regarding anatomy, etc. on their tests. They want to know if you have knowledge about the human body besides just being able to *type*. It really is not that ridiculous.
What's the consensus,TransHealth or Precyse?  Thanks in advance.
Why companies cannot keep or get MTs
I have looked at the job seeker's board and see the same companies posting for MTs. Some jobs are reposting.  What is up?  I thought this business was on its way down and out.  Good for MTs.  We are still standing, but how come the same companies posting cannot keep MTs.
Any companies where you don't
insurance to kick in?   I heard of one on this board a long time ago that was 30 days, but can't remember.  Thanks.
Which companies do you know for SURE are
There are several companies who have almost 100% ESL
I have been saying for years that the only true transcribing jobs will be for the MTs who can transcribe anything. If you don't like the way the business is going, you can't just blame this one MTSO. It is happening everywhere. It is survival of the fitess, Darwin theory style.