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They have a history of not paying MTs sm

Posted By: G-girl on 2006-01-23
In Reply to: Has anyone ever heard of Voice Systems from George. Any info would be appreciated. - MQ2

I would not recommend them to my worst enemy.  Stay far away.  Very unprofessional, late/bounced checks, excuses, excuses, excuses.  Look elsewhere unless you like this kind of thing.

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Long, long history of not paying...and
similar posts have been made here in the past few months. Everyone thinks they will be different, and then they end up coming back here to warn others that they don't pay.
When I am renting, I am PAYING; when I'm working, THEY are paying ME. sm
Seems I should be running a credit check on the potential employer to see if THEY are responsible with their money, not the other way around.
For a little history.....
TT has never been up front about their line count. I used to work for TT when they told people Disregard the ExText Control I function (wasn't that the line counter?) (just like Ignore That Man Behind the Curtain!!!) Because they finagle their more favorable method but aren't up front about what method it is. Transtech is owned by a real estate investor who owned the building where they are located. You know he's going to use every trick in the book to buy low, sell high. And the fact that other TT MTs won't tell you what method of line counting they are using is suspicious. Everyone cuts their own deal there. And all the TT MTs make the MT Stars readers think that TT is the ULTIMATE place to work. THere are a lot of people that have had bad experiences, too many for just random, do you know what I mean? And the poster deserves kudos for telling us that that the Word counter DOESN'T include headers. Very helpful information when there is so much TT MISINFORMATION being spread on MT Stars.
No more history
They're tired of the complaints, yet won't address the issue. The same people cancel jobs over and over again, so there must be no consequence for it. I guess they think if we can't see it, it doesn't exist, and the cherry pickers can pick and choose all day. I am ready to join them, sick and tired of having miserable jobs dumped on me while they cancel, clock out, wait a few minutes and get back on. We should all do it and then when nobody is doing the worst of the worst, perhaps the situation will be addressed.
Hmmm, care to share? Was this memo sent by your STM, that possibly wasn't sent to everybody? I quickly went through my deleted emails and can't find the one which contained the initial announcement but I certainly don't recall anything in that which gave you instructions to get history via a different route.
Don't know much about history.

Don't know much biology.  Don't know what a slide rule is for.  Don't know much about science books.  Don't remember the French I took....   blah, blah, blah....What a wonderful world it would be.

No, I certainly did not learn anything this morning and wonder why I gave them another half hour of my time so that I could remain completely uninformed.  Oh, except how very EXCITED they are, and we should be too about this.  There was so much excitement in yesterday's and today's calls I'm afraid Dorothy, Don and Carlotta will all hyperventilate! 

Chinese curse:  May you live in interesting times.  Wonder if there's a similar Indian curse?


Could someone give me the history
It must have been a great company or something.  Fill us all in, please.  Are they in business now under another name? Have a need to know.
..and history repeats itself once again. nm
It means QT is history
    It means get a job where your employer has no ties to India or any other country taking jobs from Americans. It means money and greed win once again.   It means a really good company sold its soul and a lot of great MTs for a scrapbook.  It means that if you check the archives as far back as nearly a year ago, you will find subtle and not so subtle hints that QT was in huge trouble and has been for quite some time.    If you've worked there for any amount of time, you already know there is trouble, whether you admit it or not. Good companies go bad.  Chalk this experience up and find a better one. 
Looks like they're new and have no history yet. nm
You can look at the provider in history ...
to see who has been typing his reports for the last month or so. If you see a problem trend there, you should discuss it with your workflow coordinator and/or your account manager. They may not realize what is happening, especially if you work at night when they are not on.
history for obesity
In the 1970s one of Pres Kennedy's committments was to make food cheaper for all. After that 2 things were allowed into the American diet that should never had been...high fructose corn syrup and palm oil (the highly saturated fats). The AMA studied the HFCS and found it did not break down as well as sugar before it reached the liver and wanted more studies, but it was still approved. The HSF greatly improves shelf life. These are both cheap and both pervade our food supply.

These are hard to avoid today.

Otherwise, the surgery does affect your appetite. Some people just do not feel full no matter what they eat. Yes, I've been heavy. I've lost 50# four times in my life, each time gaining at least 70#. My body is much more efficient than most people, it will store fat even when I work out 2 hrs a day and eat 1200 calories. I've been through this 50 yrs. Don't jump on people for eating too much and not enough exercise...my ex ate 3 times the food I did, never exercised, and never weighed more than 135#.

If you've never been through this, what do you know? If keeping weight off is easy for you, what do you know. Not all metabolisms are equal.
There is no way to look up another person's history to my knowledge. What you can do and what anybody can do when you are in a report is do Alt-G, then click the button that says history. This will show you every person who touched that job. Obviously if that information were so confidential, the big button saying history would not be there for anybody and everybody to click. I think the only people who would be disturbed that others are looking at the history are the cherrypickers.
You still have access to history, sm
If you received the memo on Thursday, read the second to last paragraph. You still have access via a different route. Try it.
during history a lot of professions went
down the drain.
It is not O's fault if technology takes over. This is the sign of the times.

You cannot go berserk because your profession becomes obsolete or curtailed.

VR was only the 1st step.

And Obama did not invent computers, VR and EMR and he is not a VR- or EMR salesman.
Yes. Look at the statistics for the report in history

They wanted to know my life history

since the age for adulthood.  They didn't say anything about requiring the credit checks, background checks, where I have lived for the past 20 years when they offered me a position.

I really have nothing to hide but there are some things that I feel are my business.  I don't need to work for a company who basically inspects every avenue of my personal life.  Even though I was offered 9.5 cpl, I turned told them to forget it!!!!  It's not like they are a government agency or the CIA.

They could check your history. Best not to shop on E-bra
When I am waiting for work to come up. My PC is on the next desk.

Yea, they were telling us we'd be history way back
I believed it, but I don't now. Speech Rec is a tool - one of many 'means to an end', but certinly not an end in itself.

Actually, at one point in about 1990 my hospital was planning on getting a dictation system where once the doc dictated a report, it was stored on a huge server with all the voice files on the patients stored, rather than paper files. They believed that if any doctor in the hospital needed a report, he could just dial in and listen to it, and paper, as well as MT's, would be eliminated entirely.

I forget why they never did go to that system, but probably there was some sort of a legal problem with it, not to mention the expense and the potential liability.

It would seem to me that a purely mechanical medical record, with no human intervention from spoken to stored, would among other things, create problems in court, and wouldn't be admissable evidence. Sort of along the same lines as why court proceedings aren't just taped, with no court-reporter needed.
My STM said it was b/c the Alt-G and history function was creating sm
a potential HIPAA problem because it was copying a viewed patient name into your current document sometimes. Alt-G and history are connected somehow apparently? She also said they were bringing viewing history back later on this year.
"Those who don't learn from history are
I have a unique history with DSG and found them to be very good!!!

I had a pretty good experience with them.  I would consider my situation unique because I had left a couple of times and had asked to come back and they allowed me to do this.  I was having a hard time juggling between two jobs and actually left them twice and was given the opportunity to come back.  They were very friendly and professional about it as well.  They were very helpful with questions and samples, etc.  The scheduled was great, being able to work anytime of the day you wanted.  The sound quality was not that great though and there were some accounts with lots of ESL doctors, which I am just not good at.  Other than that I am sure I would have stayed with them. 

They always paid on time and were always very kind.  They answered my emails and questions in a timely fashion and the pay was pretty good.

With an old history of payment issues, I wouldn't even
From previous posts and in my interviewing history,
I am not sure that is correct.  Some companies actually do just pay a certain amount per report for QA and it is very low and others pay just for the blank filled in.  Pathetic, ain't it. 
They have a history of pay problems. In January, the owner told us sm
all that she could not pay us and that it would happen again in July. I have had 8 bounced checks, dozens of late checks and a few no check situations in the past 2 years. Not sure why I stayed but I am much happier now that I moved on.
With Webmedx you can hit history button and it shows who has been in that report. (sm)
Of course, there is always the possibility they pulled it up and power went out or the report was a really long one and they had to go pickup kids or something. Though in that case I think they are supposed to put it on hold until they get back.

When I was training I was told if you pull the job up you are expected to type it. I personally do this, but evidently some of those truly horrible audio ones are just too much for some primadonnas.
I fully understand you wanting to see some recorded history but . . .

You should just put a separate posting about who USED to belong to AAMT/AHDI and who doesn't now, and why they didn't renew.  Same with you used to be a CMT and let their certification lapse. 

I spent a lot of time and money participating in meetings and supporting them.  I kept my cert up for 12 years.  I received nothing in return.  Not one bit of support when the Indian companies were buying up the American ones and putting us out of jobs.  The majority of the Presidents and other Board members of AAMT/AHDI in the last 10 years have worked for Indian companies.  All you have to do is go to their website and look up past officers.  At one time they had a separate CMT exam for the Indian transcriptionists because they couldn't pass the one we had to take over here.  When the Indian MTs came to the annual meetings for AAMT they were treated like royalty and introduced as special guests.  I was there and I saw it myself. 

I know you're a new MT and have a lot of hope and positivity about the future.  That's great and I wish you all the luck in the world.  Hopefully you'll find the documentation you're looking for and decide not to support this worthless organization.

Actual work history total is 50 years, only
36 in MTing. You quoted as desperate, unskilled, newbies with Dorland's could probably do VR which shows your lack of knowledge in talking about VR. Why spread falsehoods any more. Learn about it first. I love VR, make a good salary and glad I don't have to wrack my brain trying to transcribe word by word everything the multitude of ESLs dictate these days. I have no plans to retire, don't want to because I love the money. I spoke about you going back because you have no knowledge about doing VR, otherwise you would never had spoken like you did. Takes just as much knowledge to do as straight transcribing.
If recent history (WebMedx, MQ, Acusis, Transcend) is

Re: cherry picking. I checked history on a couple of reports (sm)

today and guess what -- other people had been there first and closed out of it.  Do you just bite the bullet and hope they will get caught up with?  I have writtendown the names of the couple I found today and if it continues to be the same names I will assume they didn't just have an emergency come up that didn't allow them to finish the reports.  By the way - these 2 were HORRIBLE sound quality. 

The basic 4's are: history and physical, consultation, operations, discharge summaries. sm
Radiology is not one of them. Sorry, but I don't have an answer for the strictly radiology question.

Yes they are only paying me 8 cpl. sm

They will pay an incentive but I am on too many accounts to get the line count I need to get that.  All the patient censuses make for a lot of clerical work that I don't get paid for and I am so outta here as soon as I can get out!

If we don't know how they are paying us...
when we transcribe, how the heck will we found out how they pay us for ASR? Do you have a clue how they are paying you? Or will you be THE ONLY ONE asking. This is almost funny but not-when I got trained on DEP one girl had the courage to ask questions about how they would be paying us, why everyone is complaining that their line counts go down, etc. The trainer kept repeating "7000 MTs are using it and LOVING it". I wish I was 1 of them.
Still not paying?
My understanding from posts on this site is that only MTs on a certain account were out of work and not paid etc due to losing account? You mean MTs on remaining accounts are now quitting and not getting paid either? Is this the case? Wow.
She also tries to get out of paying you
when I called her on it she told me I was not mature enough to work for her! Whatever homer! If wanting to get paid makes me immature - sobeit!
they cannot get away with not paying OT

if they asked someone to work OT.  Geez, c'mon sense.   BTW, anyways is not a word. 

not paying
Please tell your friend to get in touch with the attorney general's office/state where this MTSO is based, Better Business Bureau of her state and MTSO state and the labor board, and for her not to work any more for this person.  Labor Board will tell her the same.
DIT is not paying

My last three paychecks have bounced. I have been given excuses and promises and nothing has been done yet. I do not work for fun. My family needs this money I make. After the third check bounced on Friday, I told them I would not type another case until I have a check that is not rubber. Anyone else having this problem?

DIT not paying
I don't know who DIT is, but I am having the same problem with NU Transcription in Maine. They have not paid me anything and I started working for them 10/31/2008!
DIT is not paying
Are you still typing cases for them? I did for a while because I was foolish enough to believe they were going to fix it. I've been with them for almost two years and enjoyed it a lot. Since that third check bounced, I just cannot work for free anymore.
Is it just for KS not paying for OT, or does it
include shorting on line counts?
Then I'd go with the better-paying job.

Are these companies that are paying less for
reports done by VR and paying 50% or so to the MT also reducing their charges to the hospitals by 50%?  I don't think so.  I think you all bought lemons and are trying to recoop your losses at our expense.  
Me too. I'm still paying LD and they are hiring
What's up with that? 
The MT paying for it is not a bad idea.

Only the MTs who are really good and really competent would consider it worthwhile to pay to have the test on file.   So it would weed out the MTs with skills that are not so good and the employers would not have so many to weed through.

I actually think it should include the whole kit and caboodle - test, resume, all pertinent information that ane employer would need to make a decision on whether to extend a job offer.  That way the MT just does all that once (a year) and then can just sit back and see if they receive any offers.

I too think it would be a good idea to have the tests proctored.  I hadn't thought of an MT having someone else take the test for them, but you have a point there.

I also think that an MT could list on their file that they will not consider offers from certain companies they do not wish to work for, or from offshore companies, or offers for under so many cpl, etc.  I certainly wouldn't want to be bothered with a bunch of offers there is no way I'd even consider so best not to waste anyone's time on either side.

Ever think about paying incentive to
high producers who are accurate and send very little to QA? That would be a very fair way to handle that situation. It would probably cut down the need for part-timers (not completely, but some) and also reduce the cost of QA.
Obviously, you were not paying attention...
I corrected myself before you could. BUT, you're the type that likes to rub things in another one's face. I REST MY CASE LOL HAHA
Would you say that the company is paying
attention to what each Transcriptionist is typing, paying her according to what works out best for her, by the line or by the exam?
That would be a switch!
I am posting as a follow up from earlier about PJ's transcription out of Iowa CIty, Iowa.  I am one who never recieved pay for my work for her.  My check was in the mail, then must of gotten lost according to the owner.  Then I recieved a 1099 showing that I had recieved pay from her.  After reporting to IRS and contacting her to have a new one by February 15, I did receive a corrected one today which is 2 days late, after recontacting IRS because she missed her deadline.  However, it is funny that my pay got lost in the mail, but this did not, as I still have never seen money for my work.  Oh well, at least she can not claim the money as a payout on her taxes!!!!!!!!!! 
Where are these companies paying .10 cpl??
I just quit my job about 10 minutes ago...woohoo!! I'm going to enjoy what's left of the summer with my only child and then I'll polish up the resume. In the meantime, I have a few things I can sell on ebay. lol
AND 5+ years ago they were paying 10 cpl.
More for CMT. What's wrong with this picture???? In another five years will it be 5 cpl? Time to get out of this field for sure.