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Transcend offshores, so I have a pretty good idea...

Posted By: sm on 2009-06-28
In Reply to: Transcend's out of work daily. - fed up

where the 40-50 reports are disappearing during *your* night (*their* day shift).

DSG supposedly doesn't offshore, so darned if I know why we keep running out of work, though I'm guessing just plain old overhiring; no doubt of displaced MTs from other offshoring companies, so it affects everybody, regardless of whether the MTSO actually offshores or not.

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I have a pretty good idea but
let the brilliant Millie from below answer that.  She's your TT gal.
If MDI-FL is owned by Transcend and Transcend admittingly offshores, sm
then doesn't that make MDI a company that offshores? That's like saying that one branch of a company offshores but another does not, so they are excluded from the offshore label. If MDI-FL is part of Transcend and Transcend offshores, that means that they do.
RE: If MDI-FL is owned by Transcend and Transcend admittingly offshores, sm
Your hypothesis is incorrect. MDI is a wholly independent subsidary of Transcend, therefore, they were not a part of the experiment to offshore to evaluate cost/benefit ratio that Transcend only tried for 90 days (I believe the evaluation process is not still ongoing).
Yes, Transcend offshores a lot
Someone had the article and posted it here a few months ago.
Cymed offshores and pay isn't very good.
I have 20 years' experience and was offered 8 cpl/ 8.5 cpl over 18,000 lines, which is my average line count. 
Superior offshores, Pro doesn't have a good

reputation.  I can't see anything good coming out of it. 

Does anyone recommend a pretty good company that is good to work for, pay always on time and plenty
of work.  I know that is asking a lot, but just curious?
Good idea!
good idea
I am good...six years experience, good accuracy....I'll take your advice...I haven't signed anything yet..thanks! Are you happy there? They want to send me to St. Louis office.
Good idea, this is what I have done too smn
with the same point being made, waste of valuable time I ask wha is the lowest to ghe highest line rate, period. I can tell right there whether or not I will take test etc. Some want 6 reports and this takes a lot of time. More and more must turn down these low low rates and it will start to turn around the slave labor, below federal poverty level ($24,000 a year) Good grief it is down to 4 cents a line offers made, I bet India MT make more than that.
Good idea, and then you too
could be an independant contractor
Good idea
Good idea!
I do have caller ID and I might give that a try! At least it might annoy them enough to stop calling!
That's a good idea...
... if you feel like you're bugging the bosses (collect questions).  I've never felt sheepish about sending off questions.  If the answers indicated they were bothered, I would do what you do, but that never happens. I get the same response the others do -- very quick response. If the responder doesn't know the answer, they find someone who does.  The left hand even seems to know what the right hand is doing.  Tech support is fantastic and quick to respond as well. Otherwise, they leave me alone, which I appreciate very much.  Just let me work, I say.  I have an excellent rapport with the folks.  Two years and looking forward to a bunch more.
Good idea, maybe they will do that. - nm
Good idea! TY...nm
Good idea, so sad though
Well, I'm still hoping there are good companies out there that pay for experience, or at least have manners to get back to you after you take their test and put in the effort. Thanks for the suggestion. I may have to hang up my keyboard soon!
Good idea...
I am a black-white type of personality so I always either worked for one company or another; never two at one time. I may try this. You know what they say about desperate times and desperate measures, right? Thanks.
Not a good idea
Was promised a raise for months...never happened...and then CUT!
Got a good idea for this.
When someone asks about doing this job just ask if they have ever talked to a place where they might do business and they have to talk to someone who speaks with a foreign accent, could they understand everything they were saying. If the answer is no, just tell them that is what you hear mostly all day long. That should put the conversation to rest.
Thank you! Good idea about the IM. I certainly....sm
understand the need to have a grip on production and turn around and I never minded when called and asked if I could pitch in a little extra. I also didn't mind when work got a little slow and I could take some time off. That was the old days. This is now.
Good idea. Does anyone know (see msg)
Anyone know how to set this up or willing to do? I was able to set up one on FB that is secret - meaning it will not show up in your profile and will not show up on a search and you can only be invited by administrator, which means the administrator (at this second, on this group I set up, would be me, but I don't think FB is for everyone, a lot of people avoid it)... so whoever moderates a yahoo list or something like this would be faced that we don't know each other and may allow others on who we would prefer not be there. Ideas on how to go about this so that only MDI MTs who need and want to give support to one another would be allowed onto such a list or group?
good idea
I just posted 2 different ones for AHK and Instant Text. Then you can know my secret identity. Lol. Productivity Talk is also a great place for ideas on Auto Hot Key. That's too bad about Instant Text. I know it is rather pricey.
Good idea - don't. She was with OSi for several years
obviously a wrong move... she didn't know how her new boss is-- that she gets rid of anyone who knows more than her which of course is most people. Damn shame but heck she already has 2 other jobs and 3 more offers which should say something for her.
Thanks for the responses. Good idea!! nm
That is not a good idea. What if there is an emergency?
What if someone in your family has an emergency and needs to reach you?
Would it be a good idea to reapply to

Keystrokes.  Got an e mail from Keystrokes looking for MTs.  This is the second I got in a couple of months where they stated they were hiring. By the way, I am an acute care Transcriptionist with lots of years in the business.

Here's the deal:  I worked for them briefly,very briefly last winter. But it was too difficult having several jobs and could not keep it with another full time job, so I had to leave.  Now, have an IC job, but keep running out of work. Don't need benefits, husband provides them, so that is no longer an issue. 

Last spring, wanted to go back working there, but was too afraid that there was some kind of list of MTs who quit and won't be hired again.  So, I did not try.

Receiving this e mail from them makes me think I would like another crack at this company. What are your thoughts? Do you think this e mail I just got from them is a mass mailing or a true invite to come back. If so, I would definitely be interested. 

I don't want to make a fool out of myself if this was a mass mailing of past resumes and then I get my hopes up and am not hired.

Sorry such a long post. Just hard to describe quandry. Any suggestions well appreciated. Thanks!

That's not a good idea SallieAnn
Nobody in the USA should work for that, not even babysitters. There are jobs out there that pay way better.
Pretty good
They are really flexible on my shift.  I am working a split shift until school starts in the fall.  But, all in all I think I like getting my shift done in one setting.  The hospital that I work has very few ESLs too.  I am happy so far.  I would recommend them to work for. 
Pay is pretty good but.....
I worked for them for about 2 months (all I could handle).  The pay was decent (I was getting 8.5) but the account I worked was completely horrible.  So many ESLs that you could never make production.  They were not the nicest people either.  Not much help with problems and little to no flexibility in scheduling.  It just was not for me.  I think that there are a lot of people who like them and that is great.  It just was not the right fit for me.
Seem to be pretty good.
Benefits are decent. Family coverage is under $500. Acute care pay is good. Clinic not the best, but not the worst either. VR pay hasn't been worked out yet. Great supervisor (at least mine was). Mandatory OT was my only downfall. Overall, pretty decent to work for, though I have only had 1 other employer, so not much to compare to.
I am pretty good with the PC, but now you

What a joke!  You grow up!  My main course of duty is the content of the frikkin report and not whether or not my PC is compatible with your crappy MT software that you swear is MT friendly!  Cut me a frikkin' break! 

Okay, I'm done.

good idea...I agree...but didn't they have one once? nm
sound likes a good idea
and I do not believe it is just one MT...surely the company has at least a couple skilled MTs.  TAT is the name of the game and is what keeps every one having work. 
Good Idea. You are smart to wait. nm
I never ever discuss pay of any kind, just not a good idea
because what one person gets paid may not be the same as another and it can cause hurt feelings and problems.  I will tell you that the downtime pay is the same as vacation pay - LOL. 
Not only is it not a good idea to save reports
to show quality, it is ILLEGAL. If you don't know the content of HIPAA, you should not be MTing.
Amphion pretty good, uh?
Do they let you work 6 hours a day if you can get 2200+ lines a day -- instead of 8 hours to be considered full time status? If not, do you know who does?
Company is pretty good except...
for the last several weeks there has been a problem with work shortage on several of the accounts on the new platform. When you have four accounts you work on and you have no work that kind of makes you wonder. Other than that, the people are very nice, the pay is decent, and they have good benefits. For me it is just the work load issue. They say they have not overhired, but just makes you wonder. I think you made good decision, just make sure they give you more than one backup account, as I have no idea what platform they hired you for or what accounts.
What is the pretty good grapevine?
Quit trying to stir up trouble and post your sources that are so great.
Interesting. She's actually been pretty good to me
I'd follow her somewhere new if I had the offer.
For someone not trying to be a smart A, you did a pretty good job of it anyway. sm

Showing that they care means not ignoring my requests for a third account.  I have worked other places and had up to 4 accounts and when work was low, I was still able to make 2000 lines a day by bouncing back and forth between all of them.

Sending me an email ackowledging that volume is low, that the servers have down, etc., is all very nice as far as keeping me informed, but it does not pay my bills. 

I wasn't asking for sympathy, but I also wasn't asking for your meanspirited retort. I merely vented here a bit, thinking (mistakenly) that I was among peers who would understand the panic that I feel. 

Pretty good company
aside from their pea green web-site.
OSi, pretty good to work for (sm)
But the insurance is expensive at least for family coverage. Work flow goes up and down, it just depends on the account. They give secondary accounts if primary account runs low.  Everyone there is really helpful and nice for the most part.
As Tidewater they were pretty good
After they went to Imedx, a lot of the work went offshore. If you do work for them, be prepared to be pulled off your account at any time...be it that you find out you were just filling in and they never told you that, the work is going to the new system and is no longer available, etc. Used to pay by direct deposit, but that was very frequently not there when it was supposed to be.
Overall they are pretty good but they could improve
the payroll department. Seems to be a lot of errors, you get your lost money eventually but they seem to take their sweet time about it.
Their pay rate is pretty good........
BUT they do tend to run out of work.  Everyone that I know, myself included, got started at 10 cpl for typing, 5 cpl for voice recognition.  The PROBLEM is you do run out of work too often and they REQUIRE you to clock out when out of work and sit at your keyboard waiting for work.  It is possible that you could work 8 hours and make only 20 bucks.  So.....if the work was there I guess you could make a good living, but my personal opinion is not so much considering their work flow.
I had no idea, I thought Medware was one of the good guys.
Guess I won't be applying with them after all.

To those already with them, I hope you can all agree to not assist offshore typists to take jobs from US MTs.
And if they're *pretty darned good* right now,

when you and you coworkers fix it so they're PERFECT, who's going to be editing these reports then?

Perhaps a better question is from what country will these people be editing these reports?

MDI florida, pretty good benefits,

transcription super, Debbie, very easy to work with, down-to-earth. Pay 10 cpl if you have Meditech experience for acute care/radiology.  Saw in one post where they were willing to train.  Worth looking into.  I work for them, good company so far.

Pretty good from what I've heard...
A friend of mine works for them. Said they are strict on accuracy and line counts but are also somewhat flexible in schedule.