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Training on the system, not paid, but if you are physically typing reports then you are getting paid

Posted By: MtMom29 on 2007-04-20
In Reply to: Was told training was not paid - just another MT


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You get paid training
They pay you for your training per hour for those 2 weeks.
I was paid for training...and as far as the PTO goes....
It starts accumulating after 90 days but I believe you have to wait until your one-year anniversary to use it....and I am pretty sure that is all across the board at Keystrokes..
then thats not paid training
you're working on production at that point. In spite of this, I think its still a decent company but lets not mislead people on this board about something thats not true.
and, no paid training.
you get paid to troubleshoot their system while IT "learns"--win-win for them...
but MT loses out once again.
Was told training was not paid
I spent a couple of afternoons training on the system but told it is without pay. Footpedal was sent - did not have to purchase. Been there a few weeks. The pay is above what other companies offer these days, and they pretty much leave you alone to do your work. I can definitely see the possibility of making decent money on the system I work on that does not cheat you of lines like some other companies are doing out there. I know a lot of us have been deceived on this board with recruiters cruising by here. By the time we realize whats going on we've already given them a couple months' of work. Believe me when I say, I am just another MT giving my totally honest opinion on this company - so far so good. More updates later.
Paid hourly training SM

Anyone can tell me what companies pay at least minimum hourly wage during training?   I don 't mind line rate pay during this time, but I heard many of them will only let you do several reports a day during training and pay by the line, all along the work you do learning their software and platform, phone calls, conference calls, etc. is per g-r-a-t-i-s.  Anyone?

Also, does Focus have paid training


You eluded to the fact that training was paid
when you are working on production thats not training and you are working for every penny of it, so your first post makes no sense and is misleading. This is just wrong wrong. State facts that are concise and true so this company does not get a bad name. I sure hope this was not somebody in management that posted this originally. This is how people get misled and then what are they to believe? Keep it straight so people will want to go to work for KS. Thanks
You get paid 15 lines for reports with any # of blanks
If you do a full listen you get paid for all the lines. They discourage this unless the MT is on 100% proofing because they have a massive backlog. My pay was roughly half of my pay as an MT and I was one who got fired a few months ago because they were doing away with QA's in the US. Can't imagine why they are hiring for US QA's again.
I did phone training years ago on the platforrm and was paid 50.00 per call (sm)
The call usually lasted an hour, and was one-on-one.
You're supposed to get 12 hrs of paid training even though it doesn't take that long to learn
Oh, yea -- PAID, too. Grandmother PAID LEAVE would be a great drawing card to TT !!

Just love that PAID TIME OFF !!

Any company that makes you wait to get paid until they get paid by the client
is not a company you want to get involved with. That's part of being an MTSO, figuring out how to cover your payroll while waiting to get paid. I would stay away!
Is this a live count of lines paid for or same as CTRL I that we do not get paid for ?? nm
Me too.. the outsourced company was paid for and paid me for headers, but OSI does/did not.
I have always paid yearly and have never paid or been assessed a penaltly. nm
Be glad you get paid tomorrow. We are paid on the 1st and the 15th, so sm
since the 1st is on a weekend, we don't get paid until Monday.  It will happen again on the 15th of August …sigh.  It is the only thing I do not like about the company, though, so I guess a few weekends of poverty a year is not too much. 
Ever thought of a home health care aide? Usually paid training and start work right away. Can work
Interventional - true cath reports are paid under cath not rad with KS. sm
I make about $52 per hour on cath lab and vascular.

The reports are not lumped in with rad specials. Just FYI.
Lori never paid me and now ETC has not paid my friend.
What is WRONG with these companies?    
Is it still being paid on time if you are paid on the 1st and 15th.....
and if the 15th falls on a Saturday getting paid on the 17th?  My bank is open and posts on Saturday that means I am not being paid on the 15th doesn't?  This has happened a lot lately. 
At least you get paid, I would rather be paid late than not at all. Just my 2 cents.
Yea, at least u got paid. Everyone who worked for TSI is STILL waiting to be paid

I don't understand how Jayne cannot pay us.  We have christmas coming up.  I bet her family has a fantastic Christmas because she is using OUR money to pay for it.  I worked so hard for her and I know the other girls did too.  How insulting that she will not return phone calls or emails or PAY us.  How does she look at herself in the mirror knowing that the MTs who did all the work FOR her did not get paid.  She even sent me an email saying I give you my word HAHAHA her word is nothing, obviously.  Well, I will call the attorney for the THIRD time and see what is going on. 

To the poster, at least you got paid even if it was late.  I sincerely hope you get your last check.

Typing ER reports and radiologogy reports
are completely different with regards to pay. For typing regular reports, that is a very fine line rate. For typing radiology reports, it would be horrid.
Can't you look at your old reports in system?

Spaces, paid or not paid. Do you know? sm
I just started with a company and when I asked specifically if I would be paid for spaces, they said yes.  When I started using their program I noticed that the line count for each job did not include spaces.  I checked it with more than one program.  I called them and they said there was a glitch in the program that would be fixed.  It has been almost two months now and that glitch is still not fixed.  My checks do not include spaces either.  No one at the company knows what is up.  I can't believe I am the only one at this company who has deduced that they are not paying for spaces.  So, do you check your line counts to see if spaces are included?  You might be in for a surprise.  Man, I am tired of being burned when I am a reliable and honest IC.  Maybe time to do something else.  Thanks for listening.
You get paid when SHE gets paid from the client...sm
I don't like that at all.
MQ makes me physically ill

They pretend to be offering such good deals.......the more you type the more you can make.  Big whoop.  If all you get is junk, there is no way to make lines.

And I agree about not being sure about lines counted.  They are so slippery who knows what they are doing.  All I know is this new system is just so they can do what they were doing before, except now they can manipulate lines LEGALLY!

You are right too about raises.  Your supervisor will advise you oh don't ask for a raise, no, don't.  Your supervisor also never says you are doing a good job, never thanks you for your extra time you give them, for typing when they call and ask fro help.  Nope you are just a monkey on a chain whose cage they rattle when they want something.  They don't even look at their employees as human beings.  Shoot, I know people who have resigned, left, been gone months, and MQ doesn't even know they have quit!!!! no lie.  I know of at least 2 people like that.

They have hit rock bottom for me now.  On top of having to "eat" approximately $500 in order to accommodate them when they change us to the new platform, they can't even help defray some of the costs.  I'm doing them a favor.  I'm an MT who knows the accounts, the doctors, the area.  That takes time to learn and become proficient at.  But no, they would rather hire new people at a cheaper rate and have them come in - paying I might add for the wave pedal, new Win XP, pay for hook up to DSL, pay extra for the DSL until they ever decide to reimburse for that, and of course if you are slow to get used to the program, they will probably hedge on even paying the monthly DSL cost.  Be careful new people.

MQ makes me want to puke.  The are in Hawaii having a wonderful time, living it up, rubbing in our faces these things, and they can't even pay for a danged computer for MTs to use so they can somehow manage to switch over from one platform to the new one without losing $300-400 in income.  Right.  You have a party in Hawaii, MQ, and see how many people leave over this picture you are putting out there for the rest of your trained MTs. 

But MQ can't provide computers with the new XP program on it - no they want the MT to hand over to MQ $50 a month to lease an MQ computer with XP on it and let it sit there until MQ gets ready to change over.  There is no way to load XP on a Win 98 computer, so you can't keep working on the old program, you have to be down days and that means no income.  

So, lets see, in order to accommodate MQ to change to new system: 

(1) Pay $75 to get hooked up to DSL

(2) buy wave pedal

(3) pay to have XP put on own computer at some later date and be down for a couple of days while that's done

(4) lease computer from MQ for $50/mo

(5) be slowed down on line count during learning curve.

(6) not work for 2 days while in training

yep, will have to absorb a loss of apx $500 to help out ol MQ.

Frankly I don't think it's worth it.  It would be monitarily better to change jobs now before laying out even more money for a company that doesn't give raises anyway, and go to a place that I know does and to one that doesn't play with the line count, and to one who doesn't advertise they have QA and tech support but in reality they are not available unless you get on a waiting list to be called back in possibly 24-72 hours.  What a joke.


Not only insulting, worthy of becoming physically

Getting paid
You're absolutely right. Since it is part of our jobs, that means we should be paid for it. I'm in total agreement, we are ending up providing a lot of "freebies" MTSOs need to be aware that transcription involves more than just typing lines; there is "research", and the research part, which is actually bigger than the typing part, is not being compensated AT ALL. And GOOD MTSOs and GOOD MTs recognize that. BAD MTSOs and MTs that are truly "lucky" to be employed don't get it. Frustrating, isn't it?
it did say that we get paid if
DEP goes down (at a reduced rate of course to be found on Qnet or some such place). But no mention of what happens when we RUN OUT OF WORK which will be a daily occurrence when everyone starts sitting 39 hours or 24 hours and holidays. You could at least count on work the week after a holiday, not so anymore I guess.
you get paid for
stuff going wrong with DEP platform and you have to go on Qnet to find out the specifics. This packet doesn't address running out of work, if I am wrong someone please come on to correct me.
Not being paid
Wow!!! I was not paid my last paycheck too! I was assured that this NEVER happens and they were very sorry, etc. When I asked where my paycheck was - their response was what pay are you expecting? I did get may pay, and since then I have not had a problem... but now reading what you said about MTs not getting paid on other boards that makes me very nervous - family to feed, mortgage to pay, on and on and on.
Do you mean not paid at all?
Getting paid
Hi Everyone,  I'm new to this forum and very happy I heard about you.  I work for a company who has a big problem paying on time as well as the correct amt.  The initials are BT (maybe the same B listed in a previous posting). They advertised for a $1500 sign on bonus, but I cannot get anyone to return my Emails or phone calls regarding this.  They also advertise 24/7 Tech and management support, that's a joke.  The manager has never even been an MT.  If you want to discuss things with this manager, they blow you off.  But the company advertises that they care about their MTs.  Obviously, I'm looking elswhere, but cannot believe this continues to go on with these companies and nothing is done.  When I find something else, I will write to MT Daily and tell them what happened.  They are a reputable website and I do not think they would appreciate all the false advertising this company is doing.  Any suggestions and/or advice is welcome.
Really? They paid me 9 cpl (sm)
this past September, but it was still impossible to make any money given the horrendously bad platform, IMO.
They paid 9 cpl (sm)
to my friend, but it was a horrible place to work: NO communication whatsoever (she was without work for 1-1/2 weeks, unable to contact anybody via email or phone), had to work on clunky DOS program via the hospital with laggy web server, so unable to do more than 100 lph, and they paid with paper checks, often late. Couldn't understand how she could be considered an IC with the company calling all the shots like that (ICs use their equipment, programs, not the hospital's), so I told her to file the forms with the IRS and Dept of Labor to get the situation reviewed; don't know if she ever did.
I get paid...
3200/mo (hourly/incentive) as a remote hospital employee on 1 job. Approximately 2800/mo (production) on another job.

Dang, doesn't look like any of us sleep.
How much are you getting paid per cpl?

That seems like an awful lot of money to be making unless you're getting a high rate. Most offers I see are avg .07-8. Highest I've seen is .10. What companies pay high rates? I'd really be interested. My company went out of business. I was making .13 cpl, but at 80 characters w/o spaces, which is still higher than .075 for 65 characters with spaces. I just accepted a position at that rate and am concerned about my income. I was earning about $25 an hour, which will now be cut 20% at this new rate plan. I only have 2 years experience with medical transcribing, but have been a typist for many, many years.

Any direction would be appreciated.

I'm not a CMT, but I get paid as if I was. nm
I have not been paid either
I started in January and still have yet to be paid. I have started filing against them in small claims.
I have not been paid
And I started in January. Steer clear.
They never paid me and they lie a lot too.
What a joke that company is.
I have been paid for three
hope to make more.  The referral program just restarted and I know of one MT who is currently looking.  The bonus is paid after 90 days and they now will pay a referral for either full time or part time.
Not getting paid
I just heard word that a big client did not pay them on time so that's why the employees are not getting paid. They should have told the employees that, but maybe they were afraid everybody would leave. Who knows.........
When we get paid!
I noticed that too, and wondered about the when or could it be an if?
many MTs get paid this
Did you get paid?
Email me off line if not, for a suggestion.
I got paid
the most unprofessional company I have ever seen. Stay far far far away. Everybody is quitting anyway and they pay on the l-o-w side.
I cannot get paid from them either.
My lawyer has contacted, or tried to contact them, and the owner will not return his calls.  They should be shut down.  If there are 2 of us, there HAVE to be more.