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They have tons of ESL-lots of overflow junk. nm

Posted By: The "real" Former Diskriter on 2005-09-28
In Reply to: believe it or not, Diskriter pays for returns and spaces - sm - former diskriter


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Tons and tons of stuff in the archives. nm
Lots of promises, no follow through. Lots and lots of internal sm
problems. She is recruiting heavy right now as she has a CHANCE at getting a big account back. Even if they get it back, they'll blow it again from poor management.
i get it that's junk!!
Junk platforms
Yep, me too.  Walmart, here I come!!! lol.  I think I may do well on the night shift! After all, I'm used to it!!!!!  HEEEE
ASR and VR probably where the newbies go and you get the junk dontcha think
Oh, I've been the recipient of that junk too.
I've worked many, many evening shifts doing all the dictators and junk everyone skipped or logged off and left for me. But, it's my job to do whatever is assigned to me. But I'm not like that - I know those people have hurt us, as a whole, but I genuinely was very ill and the room was spinning while I was typing. From a quality standpoint - I hope they double-checked everything I typed that day, because I really was so sick. I've typed with clogged ears while battling a cold, coughing my brains out with bronchitis, even running to the bathroom with you-know-what, but this UTI made me so feverish, lightheaded and in pain from urgency and frequency, that I debated going to the ER ... it was that bad. Literally, I sat typing with tears running down my face. NO job is worth that.
Have all the emails go to Junk so you don't see them. Keep calling until
I got out of that junk company a year ago - SM
Best move I made in my career! I was with Cymed before they became SPI. I left last February and went to Keystrokes. I'm more than glad that I did! They were still calling me almost every week up until August asking me why I wasn't working! What a bunch of idiots!
If you think you dont get more of the junk work when it is picked over by VR or ASR you had better
think again. The best attendings will be gone to VR and you will get the leftovers. I have been doing both for a year and I can guarantee you your CEO is full of it. Dont believe a word of it. You will either make less money on ASR or less money on the leftovers. Take you choice.
Looks like junk mail to me, the kind you get out of newspapers!


I don't like all the junk mail. This trims it significantly..sm
I also don't like having my credit report hacked. Too much ID theft these days, and my financial advisor said it is the only way to fly these days. One of my credit cards was hacked a few years ago, so this extra precaution is something I'm willing to do to protect myself even more. And, no matter what, ultimately MTs should be hired for their skill and experience, not how much debt is being carried.
TT new account is cardiology, procedure junk that you cant get lines on.
So, it is working for nothing practically.  Just a new account on board for TT.
She is talking about QA and money is not tops. It is line pay for junk work.
They need to pay by the hour like they used to.
I thought it was just me, glad to hear others aren't making much with all the junk you have to ad
check both inbox & junk (turn off spam killer, if any)
I totally agree, your story is mine and lots, and lots of others, please
believe me when I say Keystrokes has been honest like we used to have in this profession. If I can help one Transcriptionist avoid what we have, this will all be worth it. I worked parttime for Keystrokes at the time I was fulltime with ____ and quit, 2 years later I begged them to take me back after once again my paycheck was cut in half, and they did with open arms. I don't mean to run down anyone but a lot of these transcription companies are getting obscenely rich while paying below minimum wage to transcriptionists, playing with dictation and after working for a couple of them you know who is honest and who is not. Sorry I came down so hard but the reality is there are single mothers out there that I bet cry themselves to sleep not able to give their children a decent life because it is easier to steal from us. When companies have millions of dollar to pay for other transcription companies, open transcription schools in other countries, ect., ect., you know there is a lot of money in it. That is all I am saying.
I don't think we work at the same place, but I have been working lots and lots of hours.
Very thankful to have a decent job.
Lots and lots of recent stuff in archives.
Lots and Lots of info about them in the archives. nm
Lots and lots of work. You will love
Lots and lots of posts in the archives.
Lots and lots of info in archives and several
posts just down the page.  Open your original post and near the bottom click on the blue see related posts and you'll get the most recent posts. 
Very experienced RAD, ER MT, can train on site in the Raleigh area but prefer to work at home if possible.  Pay by report or exam only.  Can cover odd hours, holidays and weekends for the right situation.
I did overflow for them and there were
horrible.  At our local Kindred doctors that can't get a job anywhere else go to Kindred.  I would get dictation that was 6+ months old.  I was a subcontractor so don't know about insurance.  
Does DSG do a lot of MQ overflow?
I worked at MQ and accepted a position with DSG.  After finishing the paperwork, I began to receive account specifics for DSG and noticed that some of those accounts were accounts I had worked on for MQ.  At the time, I just assumed that the accounts had been lost to DSG.  Are you saying that MQ contracts with DSG to outsource their overflow?  How long have they been doing this?
I don't know about MQ overflow but I have not
They may be doing overflow. SM
I don't think they are lying, since JMH in Miami sends all their work to India. It looks like they have every hospital account in Miami, Fl.

One thing, though, as far as I know, Diskriter has Broward General Medical Center, but this company may be doing overflow work.

Why haven't we heard of this company before? They sound huge.
NOT overflow
I have worked there for almost a year and it is definitely not overflow work.  I don't know what account you worked on but there is plenty of work on the accounts I work on except maybe the last day of the pay period.  Don't listen to these negative people...
yes, it is overflow
I worked there for a few years sometime ago. They actually told me that most of the accounts they have are overflow accounts. That is what they go after. They had possibly 1 account that was not overflow, but they lost it.
All are overflow. nm
overflow work
I work 20 hr/wk for SPi/CyMed on radiology. They need radiology MTs for Tue-Sat schedule right now. I work Sun-Thur. I have no benefits but I'm on social security and this works gret for me as a supplement to my SS check. I've been with them 1 year this week. I'll be out for hand surgery in a few weeks and I know for sure they'll need somebody then! I also know my supervisor will work with you on scheduling. I work for the Ohio office but I live in South, hurricane alley. Yes, Katrina got me but I have bounced back! I don't know if it's OK to give out my super's phone number, but if OK with admin of site, e-mail me for info. Best regards!
It is also only p.r.n./overflow work
I left a lot of blanks as well.  I'm not so sure I could strain that much.  Being overflow work is tough nookies to find a rhythm as well and I wonder how spaced apart the time would be before receiving the dictation.  Glad I'm not alone as even volume control and slowing down/speeding up was not really helping at all.  Oh well....  only lost about 1/2 an hour all in all. 
-Overflow help needed-

Posted By: JMT on 2007-08-31

I am a small MTSO and I need overflow help with neurology and orthopedics clinic notes. Work would be available once or twice per week, for now. I will pay by PayPal per job completed or weekly by snail mail, your choice. Testing is required. Please send resume and pay requirements if interested.

Not all companies are overflow. nm
Yes, it is all overflow - and there is not enough work for everyone! no msg
Plus, they do overflow accounts...sm
Their work is on overflow accounts where they're a partner with a very dishonest and disreputable larger company who has been outed on this board many times for the horrible treatment of their MTs, etc. I would have nothing to do with them. On the account they're hiring for you may work one day and then be pulled off for the next several days, all without pay. It's a push-pull situation and not fair to any hard working MT. All these companies that do the overflow work should be ashamed for not telling prospective employees about this upfront, but they don't. They wait until you've taken the tests, filled out mountains of paperwork, and just Really want to get to work, and then you find out....it's just wrong on so many levels.
Whether or not they only do overflow is irrelevant. Don't you think?? nm
Plus all my accounts are overflow which I
was not told when I was hired. My STM says they are not, but they all maintain in-house transcription departments and make sure that their MTs have work before sending work our way. How can you NOT call that overflow?
Aren't they ALL overflow?
I haven't seen one real account that WMX has - only overflow, which gets yanked away from us everytime the hospitals get slow so that their own MTs have work.

That is the biggest drawback to working for an overflow company.
How do you tell if acct u do is overflow? nm
By not overflow, do you mean they have no in-house...sm
MTs and we do all work types for them? I wish I were on your team. Sounds great.
Why don't you just go to MQ? They seem to be having TONS OF FUN 24/7!-nm
I have used it tons
It is a pretty easy system to get used to. A lot of nationals use it.  It is the same testing system that Career Step uses for their final.  I like it better than some of the other tests that I have taken.  Just don't close out of your objective portion or when you log back in you will have a whole new test.  That happened to me before. 
I also do overflow work for a clinic..
I charge 10 cpl, but I know that their other replacement charges 12 cpl. If it were a specialty clinic (mine currently is family practice and easy work), I would charge no less than 12 cpl. I'm not sure but it may also depend on where you live geographically.  I live in Idaho so I'm sure since our cost of living here is fairly cheap and that would be the standard. If you live in a larger place, maybe you could easily ask for more. Just giving you my input..
I do some overflow for the Ohio office...
I work out of a different MQ office but have been doing some overflow work for the Ohio office. I only work on one account for their office, but it seems to have a lot of work. Not too many ESL docs, though there are a couple of tough ones. With the account I am on, mostly the dictators just speak very rapidly, but with time I've been able to get more comfortable with them.

Good luck to you!
I got hit with router, but they only do overflow work
and we ran out of work constantly. They play favorites big time, so the good work goes to a few people and the rest of us got the left-over garbage. The tech ruined my computer and that cost me a big bucks to get fixed.
Does anyone know of a company hiring for overflow OPs?
I am in the market for a position where I could pick up some work here and there.  I want a position where I would be contacted for overflow work, when the loads get too high.  It could be for any work type, but Ops are my favorite! I have 13 years (full-time acute care) experience.  Just looking for extra work.
I work for a company that does overflow and I have been

with them for 5+ years.  I have never not had any work and rarely has there been a day when there weren't extra lines available.  A couple of times the hospital's system has gone down and they have asked if anyone wanted a a day off, or could adjust their schedule to work different hours than usual, but I think that has only happened twice.    I have a lot of dictators, though I tend to get the same 30 or so regularly. 

It all depends on how the contract is setup, if they get a certain # of minutes a day, or if they just get whatever in-house can't handle. 

anyone know of overflow or vacation work available?
I work 2 jobs that I love, but both of them are 2-3 times a month and average 100 minutes of dictation at a time.  I rather like the nature of this work as it is given to and I usually have 2-3 days to complete it.  I have lots of experience--ER, other hospital (except ops), psychiatric hospitals and offices (which I loved!), specialty clinics of all types--it's just that I really don't want to give up the 2 jobs that I already have and love, so I would like more of the same kind of thing.  I thought overflow or filling in for vacations would be a good option, if I could find it.  Anyone know of anything like this?  I am considered an excellent Transcriptionist by all whom I've worked for. 
they are (or were) strictly overflow accounts
so it was feast or famine. Private or paranoid?? QA person was so nasty. The overall manager had such a flat affect - never sure if it was just to keep us away or whether depression played a big part.

Games?? Did you ever try to verify your line counts? My accounts were typed with set margin and supposedly they were adjusted to come out to 65 character lines, but you could never come up with the right number of lines, no matter what line count program you used. I think they count part of the report with one margin and use a different margin on others. We had no support - technical or managerial - on weekends, evenings, or holidays. You just fly by the seat of your pants and hope you don't mess too much up.

I also did not like having to buy all the expensive equipment you had to have, like only a Cisco modem, at $350 or more, etc.
I currently use VXP for my overflow account. Is this the same thing as VPN?
I use a Netgear router with no issues at all.