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Transhealth'ers...need some info on pay rate and how they are to work for....TIA

Posted By: Sara on 2006-07-06
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Former D&L'ers **Please read**

While the message board here at MTStars is a great portal to spread the word, at the same time, this is a public forum that allows anyone access. 

We've decided to move our discussions to a PRIVATE forum solely for former D&L employees and ICs involved currently in the nonpayment situation.

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Is ER work clinic rate?
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Reduction in rate for ASR work. (sm)
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better rate if work fast

You also need to take into consideration the correctness of your work with that speed!

XQ'ers - that does explain the gross paranoia.
MedQ'ers, can you answer a few questions for me?

I've reviewed the MQ board but I don't work there and I can't post on the MQ board, so I'm posting questions here.

1.  Is there any grace period about clocking in on your proposed schedule?

2.  What happens if there is no work when you're scheduled; can you make it up without hassle?

3.  Can an experienced MT consistently average 200 lines on MT?  What about ASR?

Thanks for your help.  E-mail me privately if you're more comfortable.