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Posted By: keeping MTs down. ALthough, this could be SM on 2009-09-28
In Reply to: The only way you can be doing - Angie

one angle the sales person is using.

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"Was" is the keyword here! Up until the sale, they've been GREAT! nm
They will overhire whether you pitch in or not so
Loyalty is a 2-way street. If you believe the company line and stick with it, let time tell, and the bill collectors begin to call. Just BTDT, and IMHO keep the client happy at the expense of overhiring to keep TAT is the first priority there, not to make sure that IC's commitments are accountable by the IC and the company too. Hope your dreamworld doesn't spoil if and when you wake up and smell the coffee. Good luck to you.
IC pays ENTIRE tax to IRS, company does NOT pitch in.
This is a BIG boon for the companies as they try to pay ICs the same (or lower) rate than employees. At the end of the year, you will find yourself owing Uncle Warhead a really big chunk of money - and deductions? Forget it unless you can come up with more than $5,000 worth, which you may be able to do if you are buying a home - be real careful if you are renting. I don't care what anyone tells you. Talk to a tax professional before considering going IC.
Funny, debating over whether to pitch that globe the other day...
I probably will when I move. I use the coffee mug daily and keep the gym bag to haul things.
What sale?
i mean FOR sale

why do you think it's for sale, and what are you asking them,
Hmm, WM has a lap top on sale right now
for only 400 bux. I just wonder if you can use a different keyboard and how cumbersome (or not) it would be to do that. I don't think I'd be able to type fast on a lap top keyboard
Rumor is they are up for sale

but I have not heard anything more about that.

If MQ were for sale it wouldn't ....sm
necessarily be a negative thing for the MQ employees regardless of who a new owner might be (same goes true for any company being sold regardless of the industry).
MTSO's for sale
Does anyone know of any MTSO's for sale?
companies for sale
What in the world are you talking about.  I am not from MQ.  I opporate a small company out of Michigan. 
Keystrokes is for sale? sm

I was just heard from my boss that Keystrokes is for sale for $30 million.  He was looking at them but thinks that Spheris will be the ones who will actually buy them. 

I know that they are in the U.S.A. only.  What will happen once Spheris buys them?  Why Spheris and not MQ?

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sell not sale
just before someone jumps on that one
Webmedx fits that bill, great company, great benefits, great pay and always on time. NM
look on the equipment board here also--always some for sale there--nm
aren't they for sale? (cut my messg off)
Heartland - Status of Sale

Heartland is such a horrible company, it has been announced that SPI has backed out of purchasing them for good!

Almost all in-house employees are gone, majority of my MT friends left! I don't think they will survive with all these employees gone.

I'll be sure to pass that along to the sale guy.
Ever feel like no one in the transcription industry really knows to things work other than the MTs?
Just remember.....everything/anything is for sale for the right price sm
No matter what, everything and anything has a price tag. Good luck to all KS MTs.
I mean the owner on the sale. The only winner here. nm
Does anyone know of any large billing agencies that are for sale?
If you are aware of a large ($1million + annual revenue) medical billing/transcription agency/company that is for sale.  Please reply here or email me.
I am sure she was legally bound not to say anything about the sale until it was complete. That is s
business by the person who owns the business and the person who is purchasing it. She built her business, paid people for the work they did (does not owe anyone more than that), sold it and moved on. Why is it so hard for anyone to understand and why make it personal?
Haven't heard a thing about a sale.
Not a thing.
Hired company, but sale did not take place, right ? n/m
and I have prime land in the everglades for sale.
is eMTS out of Coral Springs for sale?

I am thankful that lightbulbs were on sale last week. nm
I received an email from someone about Keystrokes being for sale - it is lie. sm

Yes, the owners met with the CEO of Transcend and went to dinner but it was 2 years and it was NETWORKING.  They had no intentions of selling to them and when they informed them of that, Transcend stopped coming around.  I work in the office.  Get your facts straight.

Watch out, this company is probably up for sale to Transcend.
Usual warning signs - lots of mls, low work.
I have a bridge to sale you? I guess its karma...
Keystrokes is not for sale at this time, and there are no plans for selling in the foreseeable futu
This is a rumor started by someone for absolutely no reason. There are a few companies out there who have approached Keystrokes about selling and have been turned down. A few have been very agressive and do not like to hear the word no.

The company has been growing steadily for the past 10 years and has agressive growth plans in place for the next 5 years.

If you have any questions, contact one of the owners or member of the management team directly. They will answer your questions.

This is just another example of someone trying to stir the pot.

Not every company is for sale, at any price. Although that may change in the future for the owners of Keystrokes, right now they enjoy growing the company and improving on what they have built. It will be several years before the idea of selling would be entertained.
Great company, great boss, great account!!!nm
System great, pay good, everything great, but most managers from old Edix, problems, poor people ski
when you are out of work, you are out of luck. If you are good at brown-nosing, are tough enough to be without any self-esteem, and have maybe money coming into the household on the side in case you tick someone off, then you may succeed, for a little while.

Don't ever ask questions or have problems with anything. Don't ever have a problem. Don't think you will have any control over anything you do, either.

A few 'good' managers remained when I left, but the new ones were all from the old Edix, and were completely into numbers, cared nothing for individual MTs...if there is work, you BETTER be working. If there no work, you will hear nothing, no one will help you.
You are pathetic! I have a great life, loving family, work for a great company.
You might want to fix that.

You really don't have to shout (angry person), but yes you are wrong!!

That is my last word to you!

I will add that getting a great pay check every other Friday from Medware really puts a huge smile on my face.
Oracle is great. Bayscribe is wonderful great line counts.
The trainer at OTI will always answer any questions about the platform and if you have any problems they have already worked them out, so just ask. Good luck!
YOG - Lots of work, great office staff, great money. NM
Loved Alltype! Great management and great accounts.
wah  -  i miss it there!
It's a great company -- lots of work and great pay. sm
Web site is www.mditrans.net.  If you need anymore info, feel free to ask. 
Axolotl has AWESOME, AFFORDABLE insurance.  Family plan medical and dental costs a little over $300.00 MONTHLY.  They also pay for family plan vision in its entirety.  STD, LTD, 401K with match and flex spending account, great PTO and HOLIDAY pay.  OH and paid downtime in the case you run out of work, which doesn't happen often!!! 
Great pay, great benefits for 11+ years..sm
I've just started with this great company (eMTS).  I have 11+ years of experience and I was started at .10 per line as a regular employee, not IC, with a huge sign-on bonus, full benefits, very nice people, and a good account.  So far, this is the best experience I've had in my years as a transcriptionist.  Unfortunately, I don't believe they're hiring more right now, but you could always check in with them, they're online at eMTS.com.  The management seems to really care and they work with you.
Great company, great boss....

I use to work there.  The dictators on my account were really good.  They use Emdat/Inscribe.  Pay on 1st and 15th by direct deposit.

That''s great and I've heard they pay great as well.
I just have heard a lot of adjectives for a few accounts - zinger, killer, impossible, etc., and I sure know I couldn't hack it there. But I'm sure they know what they are getting into when they sign up.
Great little company..I worked there for a short time, IC, and pay always on time, great owner too!
I had good dictators, they use FTP, and I had a 12-hour window to return the work.
Started small; great company. Rapid growth; not so great company
First year I was there was like heaven. Then the big growth spurt when they hired managers from another company (that I had run away from before because of their bad management) and let them kind of take over. Although I have no proof it was as though I got 'bumped' by these new people when they came in and I lost a good account, good manager, etc. My paycheck went down every month lower and lower, and it became harder and harder to make my minimal lines. Having any kind of advocate was nonexistent.

It depends on you and what kind of MT you are. Seems to me there are pretty much 2 types...

Sports like basketball where you have the pros who play with finesse, and then you have street players who think it is all about physical strength, period. More and more the physical strength is winning but the art of the game gets lost more and more...

As in this country where there are almost 2 sides now, those with intellect and thoughtfulness, and those who think the only way to be strong and be a leader is to beat up everyone who does not agree with you...and force your will on others.

Suffice it to say in my opinion WMX changed its philosophy of the way it treated employees and lost its heart when it grew, and it was literally almost overnight...

If you are a mass producer who has no care of what it takes to make money, if you are a 'street fighter' then it would probably be for you because you WILL have to fight for everything. Fight for the right account, fight for lines, fight to be treated fairly, etc. If you appreciate MTing for the art of MTing or have any kind of joy for the profession, my guess is you will not make it there very long...

This is happening all throughout the what used to be called profession. Seems to happening all through everything these days. Humanity and heart are being pushed down to the bottom...
Great pay rate on a 55 ccl, great lady to work for and work is not tough. sm

It is all IC work, although you still are expected to give a schedule if you are doing stat coverage.  Only major drawback is the big wait for your first check -- almost a month from the time of your first invoice.


Good luck!  

Wow - you all have given me great, great things .. sm
to think about and consider. I know myself well enough that I realize I don't always things through well enough before acting.

I do appreciate everyone's comments - both pro and con. This is exactly why I decided to ask for opinions. Thanks so much for not laughing at me and just saying that a hospital job is always the way to go. I'm pretty sure that I'll apply, and I already feel better prepared. You all are great!
Yep, they get great lines and great QA
yeah I see your point - because all the crap dictations go to everyone else :( Kind of makes steam come out of your ears doesn't it LOL
Not So Great

Yes it is the Transcend platform (one of them) but it's not so great.  It's terrible.  Makes working with the AIM system a cake walk! 

That's great!

Enjoy it while it lasts, and please come back next month this time and let us know how you're doing because you're in for a very rude awakening.

They are not that great anyway.