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They are well aware there is no work and that they have over hired..they don't care....sm

Posted By: No structure here at all! on 2005-12-27
In Reply to: Can anyone tell me how the work load is at MDI-MD? nm - anon

as long as backlog is 0 they are happy.  Good luck to you.  I guess one more person couldn't make it any worse than it already is, but I hope you don't have a family to feed. 

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I was hired for acute care
The account I am going to be on is acute care. They tell me there is a ton of work on this account, I hope so! I got to pick my favorite type of reports (I chose op notes) and they will be first in my pool, when they are all done, then other basic 4 reports will be routed to me.
Newly hired by CardioScribes and eager to get started. Any current employees care to
post about your experience there? How long until you met production? Platform? Pay? Team spirit? Dictators? Just any info/opinion would be greatly appreciated. The software has been installed on my computer and I am really ready to get in there and get started. Just waiting for training.
in case you were not aware, some people will not work for a company who
outsources overseas. precyse does this quite heavily.

even though this board has 'flip-flopped' and now agrees with this practice, it is still driving our rates way down and has damaged our trust.

I have done two reports on individuals working with homeland security just this past week...hmmm, I wonder if they realize how vulnerable they would be having their 'vital information' shipped overseas for ANYONE to see. bet if they have a choice, their work is done here, and WHY WOULD THAT BE? Why would these people be more important than we are?
Ever thought of a home health care aide? Usually paid training and start work right away. Can work
anyone get hired/work with TRX?
I had an interview with them last week, she said she'd get back to me with her decision, but never did.  Wondering what its like to work there if they are so unprofessional as to not call back when they promise. 
Just Hired - No Work!
Wouldn't jump ship and head to Webmedx.  Been there 1 month and already out of work.  Good thing I haven't quit my other part-time position! 
I was hired by them but there is no work
Hired over a month ago.... no work yet
Hired and then a month later trained and then weeks later NOTHIng.  wHAT THE HECK IS going on????  i'm losing my mind here.
Was hired to work for them, but we never coordinated.
I was looking forward to it as they seem very nice and very up to date.
Yes they do on everyone, just hired, work for them, not hospital.(nm)
Huh? I work M-F. Asked for it when I hired in 1 yr ago. nm
QA is not hired to finish MT's work
It's for going over for quality, not finishing what an inept MT doesn't want to do. The MT is supposed to look things up and try to put out a perfect product. The line rate for QA is very low. The problem is that everyone wants to work from home, whether or not they are qualified.
I was hired recently & they did not have enough work to train me.
I had never heard of such a thing before.
When I was hired, they asked me what work types I liked from sm
best to worst. I have progress notes last. I hate them but get a few every day-type them anyway. Wish I got more op notes but H&Ps and consults keep me real busy.
Anyone hired by Futurenet to work on the new SC account? SM

I might apply, just wanted some info, thanks.

Me too, just hired on, and already the account I am on had very little work over the weekend.
Hope this is just a fluke and its not like this daily.
New people hired are last to receive work.
I wanted to work for Keystrokes but she hired me a month ago
and then never followed through. I think that they are a great company, at least the friends I have that work there think so, but it seems that hiring is their weak spot. I should apply for that. I am organized and would never let someone slip through the cracks. I am going to call their office on Monday to be the squeaky wheel.
I was hired for 3rd shift and was told there was plenty of work
i was given 4 accts and still don't make money - that is all i am saying
Anyone who is hired for one work type only should make less money (IMO)
I work part time, got hired last month. nm

Was hired for a company that promised lots of work.

do they do this?  I checked the archives on this company before accepting the position and although there were similar complaints along with disorganization and some others I decided to give it a try.  In retrospect I should have listened to those posts.  I'm out of work for the 4th time now, there's no communication.  I don't know if my first clue something was amiss was the recruiter with her kids screaming in the background during the interview or the vague answers to questions I had clearing indicating there no transcription experience on her end.  Why do companies do this.  I have bills to pay and I always, always address this situation - is there enough work, do you run out of work often.  I know there are times when work may be low but this consistently happening.   


I think it depends on experience, account hired for, etc. I was hired at .08 per line sm
but after 90 days went to 0.085 and then 0.09 about 90 days after that. I am now at 0.0925 and have been there a year. I have to point out that the line rate might not be the highest but I can verify my counts, have plenty of work, get paid on time and have a great manager. To me, leaving a bad national and the headaches that went with it was well worth the cut in pay I took. Funny thing is that I took a pretty sizable pay cut but make more money ?!?!
Boy, you got that one right, and they don't seem to care if you don't have any work.
I never run out of work, so what do I care? (sm)
Go away.
I work on VR and I care about
quality. I read reports on here all the time stating that only MTs who are slow want to work on VR or, like your statement, all you will have left to edit are MTs who don't care about quality. That is an assumption on your part and will say again, when you assume a lot of the time you are wrong. I do VR because my hospital outsourced us. I loved the work where I was but I had no choice. I wanted to stay on the same work and therefore sought out the company that had the hospital work, found it and am now working on what I love. Gosh, I wish people would stop just assuming things.
If your hired at an hourly rate and you run out of work, then you dont get paid anything??
Just saying, you worked a total of 3 hours one day, ran out of work for two hours, then for that day you only get paid 3 hours? That would suck and it wont pay my bills.
You will be hired fast and then wait weeks or months for work...SM
You may be asked to invest in expensive equipment, likely to run out of work regularly and not have your calls returned when you try to contact them. They do pay well but the work is NOT there more than it is, so great pay doesn't mean much. They sell it to you great but they don't deliver.
I agree they have WAY over hired, but I am required to work my schedule..you got it made then!

I wasn't hired for 1 work type, but told them I like OPs so that is what I am assigned. When I r
out of ops, I usually stop unless we are out of TAT on other jobs because I do not want to take other people's work. I do not think I should get paid less for that.
Maybe we all don't need to work two jobs, or care to.
Care to share where you work?
I've been looking for a hospital work from home for here in NJ and not having much luck.  Is the hospital in your own state?  TIA
I can do between 175-200 (acute care) when there is enough work.
well, ask for acute care work , or can't you do that?
TT only acute care work?
I am looking for clinic work only and from posts am unable to tell if they have only hospital transcription.  I am burning out on testing with companies only to find out they have no clinic work.  Any information would be appreciated.  Many thanks! 
But that is why she has people who work for her, to take care of other things when she has


Acute care work pays more
Acute care running out of work N/M
is that clinic work or acute care if I may ask?
I prefer acute care and am really not interested in clinic but was told I have to do it
Is acute care work drying up? sm
It seems most of the jobs I see posted are for clinic accounts, even at my own company.  I happen to do acute care now, but now I'm wondering how long it's going to last.  I don't want to do clinic notes.  
You have to wonder if the supervisors that dont care about no work are always
getting new MTs because they quit all the time. 
Just curious if the MDIs who are out of work are on acute care? nm
Acute care versus clinic work...sm

Which do you feel you can get a better line count on and would you take a slight pay cut to do just clinic work?  Most acute care accounts have such difficult dictators and such I was wondering if it would just be better to go to a good clinic account even if it meant less per line.  Opinions? 

If the company handles acute care work,
you can assume the hospitals demand coverage. That's how it's always been. The hospitals are open for business, so so are services.

We aren't much different from nurses or other acute care healthcare workers. If you want guaranteed holidays off, you need to get your work from offices that close on holidays.

I'll never figure out why people are so appalled that holidays have to be covered and we have to take our turns. The nicer places I've worked have split the coverage up so those covering would only have to work a half-day though. And there should be holiday bonus offered.
Clinic work versus acute care?
Anybody have any input as to the money to be made doing clinic work versus acute care?
Most facilties want their work for cheapest, dont care
I agree. Acute care weekend work is different.
Acute care usually hires employees, pretty much, from what I can tell.  They'll need coverage for weekends.  If an IC or employee stipulates no weekends, and they are hired with that in mind, then why send work their way?  This is the fault of the employer or client sending the work, not at all the MT.  I kind of get tired of hearing how people get abused in this profession simply because they want a day off.  We need days off just like everyone else, and someone who particularly wants to work those days will surely cover if there is an urgent report to be typed, but THIS PAYS MUCH MORE!  STAT reports and weekend coverage should pay primo rate, in my opinion, and none of these MTSO's I have seen, so far, has come even close to the compensation I would look for to be at their beck and call.  Enough said, I guess.  
I have talked to too many hospitals that do not care if the work is done offshore. sm
It is hard enough for the public to understand what we do, much less have them stand behind us in this.
The jobs I have doing acute care work seem to be quite busy. sm

The clinic work that I do is still low, but that was discussed below ... I don't think it has anything to do with the holidays, and I do not care anymore.

Generally, probably hospital work is the way to go as far as a steady stream of work.  With clinic work, doctors can take off, shut down totally for holidays, etc., which leaves a big hole, obviously.  That's just my opinion, of course.

It would be great to have just one great job you could rely on to always give you a nice fat check each time, but I am beginning to realize if I truly want to be safe, I need to hedge my bets with several other jobs as well.  At least until I win the lottery

Acute care and clinic work are two completely different
things. Anyone can switch from acute care to clinic, but if all you've done are a few clinics, then you only have experience in a few specialties & acute care requires experience in ALL specialties. Big difference.