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Tiers aren't inherently evil, though

Posted By: AnnuderMT on 2009-06-18
In Reply to: Watch out for companies that do the tiered thing- - Acusis did just that - see msg

It sounds like the Etrans thing is tiers based on production, which I think is a horrible idea. As for tiers based on work difficulty, I'm a believer in that. It's probably the only way of differentiation a rookie MT from a seasoned one, and with everyone starting at the same rate, it only seems right that typing United Nations Medical Center should pay more than typing Joe Smith's Coughs and Colds Clinic.

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My point was that I don't need three tiers of QA.......
I said no errors, I guess I should have been more specific LOL. My average is 99.8%. Pretty close to 100%, but close only counts in horseshoes. :)
No tiers at Axolotl
Axolotl does not measure MTs by tiers.  When you are hired,  your line rate is based on your experience and your ability to transcribe different worktypes. 
Yes they do have incentive tiers. SM
5501 to 6500 0.0025 more
6501 to 7500 0.0050 more
7501 to 8500 0.0075 more
8501 to 9500 0.0100 more
9501 to 11000 0.0150 more
11001 and above 0.0200 more
Incentive Tiers
Why bother even having an incentive tier? I can't even get enough hours to get the lines to get the incentive pay rate!
There are 2 tiers-Silver & Gold sm
Silver is less, I have gold and I want to say it's about $75/pay period.  $500 deductible, low copays.  I believe 90 days is the waiting period but you'd have to ask the recruiter--I've been here a long time.
Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
Post here from Jan. said start off at 6 cpl & go up to only 9 cpl thru weird tiers of difficulty.
TT is NOT an evil.
If the off-shores produce "client-ready reports" why do you need THREE tiers of QA? nm
don't work for Spheris - bad, bad, BAD!!!!  Nuf' said. 
This wouldn't be at the Evil Q
would it?
My god - these people really are evil.
Thank you for your response. Would not consider that co. evil

The company's annoucement has definitely made me CRANKY.

Thanks for naming the name of the company for which you work.

Because it is made of the same stuff of the Evil Q
'Nuff said.

How long had MQ been offshoring a percentage before CBay came along and now are heading towards ALL offshoring?

I prefer to NOT help sell MY country down the river, thank you.

You are the same idiot that posts on the Evil Q board...
Aren't you?  Jes wonderin.... (as they say in your neck of the woods!)
lol you're so evil, but very good point
Come on Kanye, you stole her evil moment. nm
I agree. Its a necessary evil. They exploit people who need insurance.
I work three jobs.. two in transcription and one doing insurance billing for a private physician. It is crazy how much the cost of medicine is and how bad insurance companies are gouging people.
Yep, greed. The love of money is the root of all evil. NM
Money is not the root of all evil, the LOVE of money is. nm
You aren't the only one, believe me. NM
Aren't they the ones who are
supposedly looking into buying Heartland?
aren't they all going to be
under regional supervisors within a year??? If you can get yourself under the northeast regional supervisor, do it. She's great.
Oh MY aren't you a gas
Why would you care. Bitter? I got a great job by not being hired by them with innumerable benefits and assigned to a nice a/c with great potential.

Don't get my way - do you mean expecting to be paid on time is being bitter and spoiled? What planet do you come from? LOL

And yes SD is said - it's not my fault they auto cap it - boy do you have issues!!!! sd is standard shorthand for said my friend. can't imagine even noticing something like that.
Uh, no. They aren't doing that

The letter I received a few months ago when I cancelled my membership said something quite different.  It had nothing to do with keeping the jobs US based.  It was all about quality healthcare documentation which is important; don't get me wrong there.  However, there was NOTHING in there stating anything about keeping this work here at all.  Instead it was all about the global marketplace and a cop-out.

I personally feel that the bulk of the healthcare industry knows cheaper doesn't necessarily mean better or even close to what is expected.  I don't think all of the jobs are going to disappear.

I have written, called and probably annoyed my senator and any other government official in my state about outsourcing private healthcare information.  India, for example, does not have stringent laws about private information like we do. 

We do have a personal responsibility though.  I have brought this up on other boards, but we need to ask our healthcare providers if their back office is handled here.  If not, choose another provider if possible.  Of course avoiding purchase of everything that comes from somewhere else is virtually impossible, but there are lots of other things.  This may also sound mean, but if I get on the phone with customer service somewhere and realize the person I am speaking with is offshore, I have my call transferred.  Nothing against the person, but I am not discussing my personal account information with someone who is not 100% required by law to protect that information.  Period.  If enough people take the intiative (not saying in this particular way), the gov't and other organizations won't have a choice but to listen. 

Outsourcing globally is not the trend right now.  I really think pulling together can stop it from becoming so.

Aren't they like about $40,000 ???
My car's OLD - only kind I can afford.
And just because you aren't a fan sm
doesn't mean it is a bad company for everyone.
Aren't we all?
Now I know you aren't exp'd - there is SM
no earthy reason to BUY A PDR to look up drugs.  Caught again.
They aren't even in the US - ya think?? *-D) nm
You REALLY ARE NEW aren't you?

Snort...  How naive. 

Look, the really sad thing is that work has really picked up at TT and if whomever the fool is that decided to file this lawsuit had just waited a bit, things on MT Stars would have died down.  Have you seen any negative postings about TT recently?  No, because there is WORK!! 

If you let your anger rule your head, you will show yourself for the fool that you are. 

Sad, truly sad.... 

Obviously, you aren't one of them...
If you had the slightest legal knowledge, you would know that any person can file a lawsuit against anyone -- the claims don't have to be true. Again, enjoy your Law 101 class.
If you aren't happy
why don't you leave?  You seem to know so much, so you must work for OSi.  You musn't be able to get another job elsewhere.
If you aren't using an expander just think how
many more lines you could produce with an Expander and then that would be like gettin a raise.
Why don't you just go back to MQ, they aren't that bad
I was full-time with them and quit for reasons not related to all the new changes, but after thinking it over, I decided to keep some part-time hours because I enjoy the work.

DISCLAIMER: This post was not spellchecked or proofread for errors, so if you find one, please don't bash me......
A little snippy aren't we?
No they aren't. They are looking for editors

Is there a little emoticon for putting a finger down one's throat and retching?

Maybe we aren't talking
not sure what kind of rate could result in $4.25/1000 words...but I'm doing much better than that...so far.
I have worked for TRS and while they aren't the
worst company out there, I certainly would never recommend them.  Any time people can't figure out how much their making, it isn't an ideal situation.  The Trinidad issue and how it was handled is another strike against them. 
They aren't outsourcing. nm
Wow, aren't we cynical!
I am working for TT because a couple of TT employees took the time to answer my questions about the company and it sounded like it might be the place for me. I am very glad they were so helpful, because now I work there and I'm very happy. I haven't found any drawbacks to working there. If the companies you have chosen to work for have not turned out well, I'm sorry, but don't assume they are all the same. It is absolutely not fair to try to run down a company's name when you admit you never worked there. I do work there, and the company hasn't asked me to advertise for them. I can't believe you would judge people who go out of their way to try to help other MTs find a good company.
You aren't getting paid? nm
You aren't missing much with sm
Transhealth. Chartmatrix stinks, doesn't integrate well with Word at all (cannot use autocorrect), crashes alot, and hard dictators. Their test dictators are actual doctors on their system. Management and office staff turn over quite frequently. Transolutions last I knew started out at 6 cents a line. You may want to go IC if you don't need the benefits.
Aren't you clever...
I didn't call *myself* 'garbage' - and you know it, but I guess going for the cheap shot is the best you can do?

Your experience may have been wonderful; mine was the worst. The person who originally asked about the company needs to hear both negative and positive feedback.
True, but most of them are, aren't they? They are for me.
Apparently you aren't going to let this go!
Tricky: I asked a while back how far off the line counts are in your mind - 2% 1% 10%?

If its a small discrepancy you might consider dropping it, if its a lot you could find a different job if management can't explain it to your satisfaction.

That said, I'm totally in your corner if there is serious discrepancy here, but so far you have not elaborated how much you think the counts are off.

Aren't we all. Why do you think someone should just hand
My my aren't we judgemental
Well we aren't staying
a very large portion of the MQ staff is leaving, the majority of which as I can guestimate have been with MQ for many, many years, made them what they are. I myself have 12 years in with MQ and am done in 3 weeks.  Don't get snotty with us...
Aren't they out of Texas

You aren't going w/ Amphion?
Or are you a different Rainbow