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We're ASSUMING this leak came from a QT MT sm

Posted By: QTme on 2005-12-28
In Reply to: In a thread yesterday or the day before, a QT MT said that .... sm - QT

however, it could be from that poster who doesn't work at QT--an outside agitator.

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Since we're all ICs, I'm assuming not.
Maybe someone who has been there longer can correct this perception if I'm wrong.
They're assuming...
That you're not fast enough to get the top tier of the bonus plan without their lovely ISR that will make you such a better producer. If you can already reach the top tier of the bonus plan with straight transcription, you have nothing to gain and everything to lose.
You're incorrect in assuming that....sm

the reports that aren't edited are the "garbage" dictations.  I currently edit on an account that has switched to editing and we have dictators that are new to the hospital that aren't on editing yet - and they talk just fine.... and we have 1 dictator who dictates very well but isn't on editing but has been at the hospital for a long time because this dictator has a PA that oftentimes dictates on their ID# and the voice profiles get confused about who is talking when this happens. 

I also know people that edit at other companies that say that not all of the reports are on editing for these types of reasons - so to presume that if a dictation isn't being presented in a draft is because it's a lousy dictator is untrue.  I've also seen some real bad dictators go through the drafts with excellent draft quality - and fot those types of reports you NEVER hear a Transcriptionist complain "but I didn't have to listen to Dr. XYZ yap at 75 miles per hour - the system did it for me and I got paid anyway!"

You're assuming this is a sweetheart dictator ... sm

With a good dictator that knows what he/she wants to say and says it, without all the ...uh....ah....mmmm.....ah.....ugh, ad nauseum... rudely shuffles papers while you're waiting for the next sound ... without the courtesy of shutting the machine off while they steal even more of your time....yes, without all this inconsiderate behavior on the part of dictators...the above equation would probably be correct.

Their ad was on another free board in May. I'm assuming they're in MIchigan. Said they had a 6
It was stated the leak came from office staff.

There was also the issue of an MT getting a QA file that wasn't hers, the lended more fuel to the fire.    I know a few more things that I can't say without pointing the finger at myself that also has me concerned. 

I guess until someone gets up the nerve to ask the MTSO we'll never know.  

It does appear that the DeVenture ship has sprung a leak and the Captain has lost his paddle!

It does appear that the DeVenture ship has sprung a leak and the Captain has lost his paddle! 

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.  ~Author Unknown

You are assuming
that the costs the service outline in their contract are stated up front and complete. You are neglecting to mention the "hidden" costs that services often avail themselves of, not to mention overcharging is rampant in this industry (just as MQ).  There are not enough controls on the transcription service industry, most particularly the megacompanies, like MQ.  When they were caught overcharging, it was a wakeup call to a lot of institutions, and they were also caught underpaying some of their MTs. I believe that lawsuit is still ongoing.  I used to believe the line that services were more cost effective, however, hosptial MTs were I work only make $11.00 an hour.  They also pay part of the benefits.  Many MTSOs offer these same benefits to their workforce and the MTs are making far more. How do you reconcile those numbers?  The money is coming from somewhere.  MTSOs are not in business to lose money. 
Without pay I'm Assuming
In my 24 years in the work force I have yet to find an employer who would not do the exact same thing under these circumstances. Unless DeVenture gave you an advance on paid time off, which I didn't see in your comments, I wouldn't consider them any different than any other employer.
And you are assuming
that even in this day of a bad economy, the company is not ever raising their charge to the client or don't make more profit off a seasoned and dedicated employee??? Come on now.  Its called greed.
Still a lot of assuming going on.

First off, I agree with you about what type of company is the best bet for good pay, steady work flow, etc.  Small American-MT-only company that doesn't overhire. That's where I am now.

Secondly, the post previous to yours contains the incorrect assumption that those of us who are happy are only happy because we didn't experience the good old days.  I made between 30 and 35,000 for quite a number of years working about 5-hour days.  Thankfully I was able to have my babies and get them out of diapers during that time.  I was with that very, very small local company for about 13 years, then we lost the account.  (Ironically, the account was lost to the company that I'm so happy with now.)  The next 2 years I had an awesome account at MQ, M-F 8-5.  My bring-home was 1600-1800 every 2 weeks.  Then they started with their downhill decline and overhired for the account, which had been perfectly staffed, and I began running out of work all the time.  I floundered for a couple of years, trying new companies right and left and at times working 3 different jobs to be certain I would not run out of work.  The stress was ridiculous and no, I was not happy.

Now I am working for my original local company about 4-5 hours a day (they just asked me to go to full-time, but I can't) and about 5 hours a day for the small national that has been such a great fit for me.  I don't like working 50 hours a week, but I'll make over $60,000 this year.  My oldest starts college in the fall, so I can't slack off now.  My only scheduled time off is Friday morning (I work 2nd shift for the local company) and all day Saturday.  

I am actually making less per hour than I did 10 years ago, down from about $30 to $25 and hour, but after all I have been through the past 3-4 years, I'll take what I have right now and call myself blessed.  I'll be the first to say it is not easy finding a good company because it sure took me a while.  But it is not impossible. 

If you are unhappy, keep looking!  Don't give up!  If my situation changes and I lose my account or my QA starts getting nutty or I have to take a pay cut, I'll start looking all over again, too.  I sure hope I can stay put for awhile, but nothing is certain in this profession. 

Blessings upon us all.   

*someone* is ASSuming here! sm
You do not know at all that this person *applied* for this job at all. Maybe she has her resume posted some place and it was in response to that. It does not sound at all like she has *tested* for anything yet. Some of you people are so quick to jump to conclusions and down someone's throat! Get a grip and stop being so nasty all the time!
My, my, assuming again I see
If a person likes their job and can make good money with their pay, then all are feeding back? I am saying again, when you assume you are usually wrong and here you go again. I do not like to have any dealings with the person who owns my company, always busy with ruffled feathers. If you are not happy, try something else.
I am not assuming they are right

about only that I probably did read it at some point.  But I feel the same as you as far as caring about the drama.  There's drama all over this board everywhere you look.

My point is that we don't need to take sides.  It's not something we need to be involved with and yes people may decide they don't want to work for that company but they can also decide they don't want to work for a company because they don't pay for spaces.  It's one in the same in my eyes.  Not every situation suits each person.

Trust me when I say that posters will think twice when responding to company info requests.  They will think long and hard before posting.  So, in essence, TT got exactly what they wanted if in fact they really did sue this poster.  They got us awake here on this board and to watch our P's and Q's...  Have a great day!

Of course we want to support our fellow MT but not at the expense of our own jobs.  We try to help one another and then the bashing begins but who is to say that someone working for one company thinks they are spectacular and someone else didn't truly have that bad experience?  I've seen where people beg others to state the company name where it is so great so they can apply, too.  Then all of a sudden a company is accused of overhiring.  TT had a great reputation here, and now all of this has sent things spiraling on the basis of one poster's experience, just one poster has caused all of these threads to be neverending and we don't even know that poster or if anything she says is true or false now do we? 

You are assuming that I am taking a side, and that's your assumption just from reading my post.  There's a lot to be desired in assuming. 

Companies have the right to look at posts and post here all they want as several have done.  This is a public forum. 

As a matter of fact, I could be gourdpainter for all you know...  see what I mean?  It's one of those things where we take what we read with a grain of salt. 

I am assuming the 0.075 is a typo?
What's arrogant is your assuming that other MTs in a bad
situation with this company are there because they've somehow not kept up with the times and have become dinosaurs. I'm on ASR, I'm certified out the wazoo, I to go the conventions, I am active in the industry. Guess what? No dinosaur here, and my job has changed for the worse. I've done literally everything I can do to climb in this company and make more money, and it's been impossible so far. My pay isn't climbing either. When it comes down to where the rubber meets the road, the fact is I need an income that brings in enough money to meet my bills. If I'm doing everything right here and it's not, then the problem lies with the company. The timing of when to leave is the dilemma. Things can get better at companies, but if they do, sometimes it takes years. Sometimes they never get better.
I am only assuming that is the account they are hiring for. (sm)
I know I saw a memo stating there was a large response of those of us wanting to work that account. Maybe they just filled the shifts we were willing to work and are hiring for other shifts. I really don't know. Just trying to be optimistic.

LOL You answered 2 different posters, assuming
I posted the more balanced view post and someone else followed up after your response.

We have as much right to state our opinion, too, you know.

It's as viable of an opinion as anyone else's here!

I've seen a lot of managers come and go, so assuming MTs do too! nm
ASSUMING makes one look stoopid
You'd be willing to bet WHAT?

Seriously you don't diddly about the OP, but you are willing to bet that they are 'guilty' of A, B, and C - which then justifies another lecture - in your mind.

WHAT IS IT about you - and others who posted similar sentiments - that makes you think you can judge another whose shoes you have never walked in - and whom you know nothing about?

So did I disappoint you? Let's see if you can answer my post and its questions - instead of 'blessing' us with another harangue.

I am assuming that the Bait and Switch tactic
people smell the coffee and leave. That is just IMHO. Of course, if you don't make that great sign on bonus, and you decide to stay for making about 300.00 a week is your thing, then go for it.
Stop ASSUMING and judging and blaming
Who are YOU to say why people may need the services of a payday loan place?

YOU really need to apologize: Before you accuse, ridicule and abuse, TAKE A WALK IN THEIR SHOES.

Looked on their website but it does not appear that they offer benefits so I am right in assuming
this is not an employee status position?
I'm assuming she freezes on the phone with a pop spelling and abbrvn quiz. nm
OP - I was assuming you meant to STAY employed and get unemployment for the weeks...
She does not make her lines. Not quit or be fired and unemployment. That is self-explanatory.

To OP - My post was for partial employment or underemployment; i.e., keeping your job but filing for benefits.

Sorry if I was confusing! LOL
Hope you're enjoying those slave wages you're earning.
So you guys feel you're getting paid what you're worth with VR?
I'm not trying to be snarky. I've never done VR, so I'm trying to understand.

You're happy with your paycheck with VR? Do you find the files to be as bad as the original post implied?
So you're telling me, basically, they're bad news?
They offered me 0.095/line and you know - it sounded too good to be true, but I SWEAR the recruiter told me they do not outsource. Oh brother... I just wish they'd be honest. I really don't know what to do.
Not the OP, but they're supposed to take out all the other taxes as you're an employee with th
No, they're not losing money....they're gaining!
If a company charges their clients by the line, I'm sure that line rate does not go down even though the MTs pay does.

ASR pays about 2/3 normal line rate to its MTs. Their ultimate goal is to have the MTs do twice as much work. Therefore, the client is getting their work faster, but paying their normal rate, while corporate gets that money and the MTs get the lower line rate.

Whether the newbies want to realize it or not, MTSOs have not increased MTs' salaries in the past 10 years. They still start out at the same pay as the last century!

This used to be a very lucrative profession. Nowadays, most MTs are considered to be paid at the poverty level. You don't believe me, look it up!
Hey, you're in luck then. They're hiring! (nm)
If they're in Nebraska, they're www.medigrafix.com nm
If you're an IC, you pay all your taxes. Otherwise you're an SE or employee. nm
If you're PT you're required to work

8 of your hours in one weekend day.  There's no extra pay for it though. 

The face we're wising up is exactly why they're
We're not 'so scared' of it. We're trying to help
you to not make a huge mistake, but I guess you're determined to learn the hard way, so good luck with that.
If you're in the 37% tax bracket, you're making over
100K per year. Quit complaining.
You're right on it! They're just trying to cause panic.
How can you KNOW what you're doing without THINKING you know what you're doing?
If you're not doing your job, then you're not earning anything, therefore
they're desperate because they're sm
driving away all their employees with the horrible new changes they're implementing.  It's a mass exodus, and they couldn't keep up with their work load before all the departures. 
We're glad you're gone too.
The more people that quit, the more work left for me. I love it when people say they can't take doing MT anymore.
Well, i hate to tell ya, but if you're an IC, you're
I think they're new. nm
now we're getting somewhere....
Great qualities... absolutely. Can you be more specific. What type of communication do you think works? What doesn't? Concern is also important. But how far should it go. Certainly a company needs to be understanding if an MT has some problems, but remembering it is not the company's job to take care of someone, what about when the MT is not producing or working when scheduled? How long do you let it go on? What if the MT has chronic problems. What is the company's role here?

I can say my boss was ALWAYS flexible with my schedule, but I also made sure that I made up the time and the lines. I didn't abuse it.
You're better off
Someone else will appreciate your abilities.
You're welcome; here's what I can tell you ...
Spheris' family insurance is with United Healthcare and the premium for family coverage is about $180 per payperiod (2-weeks).

As far as PTO with Spheris, as a FT employee, you would earn 10 days a year for your first 5 years of service, then it goes up from there.

I hope that gives you a guideline to go by.
If you're looking for
and to be treated well, then you will like TT. They really are the best company I've ever worked, for and I've worked for more than a few. In this business of never meeting who you work for and not knowing what you're getting in to until it's too late, they are a breath of fresh air. They always pay on time, pay what they say they will pay, are very kind and honest. Good luck.
you're right...sm
when I was in school, for MA, not MT, my instructor said the ones taking the MT class were just waisting their time. I worked as an MA until I got pregnant, then worked as an MT after my son was born. I'm gonna ride it out as long as it's available. Then, hopefully I won't be too old to do something else!
Is it possible that you're having another
I may be an old biddy but when I was 17 it wasn't a computer that was sitting in front of me on Friday night, loser.
Oh, if you're asking me -- I don't know. I wish I could
tell you, but I have no idea.