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Well, just wondering if they are getting ready to sell out or merge with Spheris. I dont work for

Posted By: MQMT on 2005-10-01
In Reply to: what about spheris? - tired hands

them either but from what I have ready this is close to the way they operate.

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I've said this before, but I'm ready to go sit on the beach and sell cheap stuff sm

to tourists ... has to beat this.  I passed burnout a long time ago.  I am not sure what the next stage is supposed to be.  However, in the meantime, I have to make a living.  Maybe I could open a margarita stand and compete with the little kiddies and their lemonade stands .. hmmm ....LOL

Um.. Actually its Heartland and Spheris that is rumored to merge...
I am getting ready to buy my own equipment and am wondering for those that use their own equuipment
did you have any problems downloading DQS at all on your own equipment.
Ready to quit Spheris
I have had it with Spheris. So, I am now looking for another company. With the lack of benefits and reduction in pay I can no longer work there. I will be looking for something better. At this point, I do not know how much more of this I can take.
Ready to Quit Spheris
You have my sympathy. Just make sure you have something else lined up before you quit. I worked Spheris and another company at the same time just to make sure I was not jumping into the fire. We are in recession right now, which makes it an employer's market whether we like it or not. The way MTs are being treated is upsetting to everyone.
Thank you both. I guess I was just wondering what happens with companies when you dont
get your lines in.  It seems like a lot of places are running the MTs out of work.  I didnt mean Keystrokes had no work I was just wondering what happens like at DSG when you dont get lines.  Do they fire MTs for that reason if there is no work.  I was just curious since you both worked at DSG and I hear other MTs at other companies saying the same thing so what happens in that case.
I dont know what that means. I am an SE. I dont sit and wait for work I come back in when it is
there so I never had to deal with Amherst when there was no work because I just stopped working and did other things. My feeling is if this doesnt work there are other jobs out there.
If I cant make QA, dont give me work. Dont dock
I was wondering if anyone ever talked about Spheris SM

on this board...

I am having a hard time making any money at Spheris. I am on an account with a large number of ESL docs. I love doing OP notes, but rarely get them. I  make 9 cpl, about the going  rate. I am looking for a new job simply because I hate the account I am on. The company is about the same as MQ, which is where I worked before coming to Spheris.

To the  poster below who left Spheris and is making 3 cpl more, could you tell us where you work now?


I was wondering about Spheris recently.
They were an awful company to work for but I have noticed they have not posted here in quite a while. Maybe all their work is being sent offshore now. If you think you'll make money at Spheris, forget about it. Go to Wal-Mart and get a job, you'll probably make more money with them.
Advice from an MTSO. You will not be ready until you think you are ready and it takes more than MT
One of the most important things a service owner can have is confidence. You have to have confidence in yourself before anyone else can.

Transcription is only about 50% of what you need to know. Set yourself up right from the beginning. Pick a name, incorporate, open a checking account.

Then put the basics in place down to the littlest detail. Pick your colors, your logo, your motto.

Put together a business plan. A formal one. It will help define where you want to go and will add to the professional image you want to portray. Register with the state and your city or county.

Take a small business class at a community college - that is a HUGE help.

The other 50% is accounting, business management, HR, marketing, sales and legalities.

It sounds like a lot but it will pay off.

And be prepared ... as you succeed, there will be a lot of people that will try to talk you out of it but you need to be strong and realize that they did not do it so they have no idea. Get some thick skin.

I used to post a lot on here, and learned the hard way not to. This is the first time in a long time that I have come over here, but your post caught my eye. I do not post anymore, but my company has a lot of posts about it and you have to learn to put blinders on it and ignore the bashers. Hard to do but trust me, very necessary.

Anonymous MTSO, although some will figure out who I am !
As much as I like to work at home, I'm ready to
The owner of the company I work for says she will never sell but I doubt anyone could
pass up millions if put in front of them. I couldn't, that's for sure. A nice island somewhere with someone to bring me slushy drinks :)
Get ready to lose that backup account when there is no work on it....
They are doing more hiring and they always overhire...
They did merge us in with you in Jan SM

and the only difference between our group and yours is the platform.  We are working under Webmedx policies and management is all from WMX.  I was happier when we were TransHealth.  The company is very money-driven now and we are treated like nameless and faceless people.

MDI merge
*Mergers are a natural part of the business world. Some companies win and some companies lose. There are only so many resources they can exploit and as these become more limited in the global market there is a higher chance that mergers and takeovers will happen. There are signs that an


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 impending merger will happen and many reasons why these mergers are enacted.*  
yet another merge

a friend of mine went from Acusis to MDI.  Like I told her, at least she knows what to expect this go round.  Bottom line for you MDIers..  Don't believe a word that comes out of their mouths going forward.  IMHO. 

Do you work there? I am wondering because
I did and was treated terribly! I wondered the whole time I worked there why they got rave reviews. They were never even a halfway decent place to work.
I don't work for KS but was wondering (sm)

in the post below, why did no one tell the MT in the hiring process that they could not use ATT but had to have a digital phone service?  Not trying to bash them, but have heard so many wonderful things, was just curious - has this happened before, or did this MT just fall through the cracks....Thank you.


Don't work there but was wondering the same
thing. WOuld you rather sit and watch the computer for jobs to pop in for 8 hours and do nothing??
Did MDI and Transend merge?
Is that the MDI in Florida or Maryland?  Wondering.
Did Superscript merge with MD-IT??
Heard through the grapevine??
MDI merge issue
Has anyone from MDI quit without giving any notice, since the merge announcement?  I'm not sure if I should give notice or just quit right away and start new job.  Thanks
MDI/Transcend merge
What may be Transcend's pay scale obviously isn't the same as MDI's pay scale. So, you think it would be fair if they dropped MDI employees line rate to match Transcend's scale? Sorry, I strongly disagree. I don't consider the MDI employees new people either. We didn't just wake up one day with the great idea to move to a new company and start at the bottom again.
Just wondering what they're like to work for.
Have you worked for them?
LTMT, just wondering if you still work for GBJ and
if not, why you left.  Sounds like a good deal.
Just wondering if anyone is running out of work or ...s/m

Being switched around a lot.  Great company, just very private about things.  Getting frustrated with them. 

MD-IT doesn't merge with companies.
buy, merge, the point was they are now one company. nm
True! When MTSOs merge, the MTs are just
Just wondering because work is low across the board again at Transtech

What co. are you considering now, if company was not TT?   Just wondering.

I work for them too and was wondering the same thing?? What gives all of a sudden?? nm
Does anyone work at Acusis? Wondering how the atmosphere is there,
you work there dont you? You tell us
Dont even work there

I worked there for few months and realized that its not a good place to work at all. Specially the Owners of the Company is the biggest problem to work there as he is not a professional at all. They are loosing clients recently and not good to go there

Just wondering - how many hours do you normally have to work to make your 500 lines? Thanks! NM
Just wondering if people are jumping in to work extra sm
since it is the last pay period before Christmas? Just a thought.
I dont work for MDI-FL but I would certainly hope
that the rude poster below does not work for them. I would not want to work with people that rude. The original poster just asked a question, isnt that what these forums are for???
hope you dont run out of work-- nm
Dont work there but you know they arent doing
Oh I wonder what happened to those MTs then. Dont they have work now. Are all the

MTs running out of work.  I wouldnt think many are happy if there is not enough work.  I know I am  not.

I dont work for this company, but I do want to say...
I read all of the replies to your question so far, and it is nice to see all the support from your coworkers. All had very thoughtful and well thought out replies. Must be a nice company to work for, and I think you are fortunate to work there.

Good luck improving your line count.
Why dont you do the work for 6 cpl and keep all the profit for yourself but
I expect you cant do it so you try to hire people for 6 cpl that can do it.  I bet you didnt get hundreds of applications this time.
Agree, lol. I dont even work there & I can tell
If you think you dont get more of the junk work when it is picked over by VR or ASR you had better
think again. The best attendings will be gone to VR and you will get the leftovers. I have been doing both for a year and I can guarantee you your CEO is full of it. Dont believe a word of it. You will either make less money on ASR or less money on the leftovers. Take you choice.
I dont work for TransTech, but I have noticed that too. nm
I read somewhere that certain routers dont work with VPN. SM
I believe it was a certain Linksys brand.

I would like to go wireless too.
Just curious, where do you work if you dont mind my asking. nm
Well, seems to me if you work you dont get paid eithr - sm
I do understand the dilemma, but honestly, start looking for a job that does pay during this period.  I know of many companies that unfortunately play games with your pay and I've been watching one do this for five years now and remarkably he is still in business because while he does eventually make good on his promise to pay, he wreaks havoc on those who work for him constantly.  People like this should be shut down, but as long as his contractors keep playing along with him, he will continue. 
I dont think you will make more than that for clinic work.

I make 10 cpl at the Q, but have been there 12 years and was at that rate when my prior company was bought out. 

There are people who make that, but not for clinic work and probably not for just starting at a company.  I have been applying like crazy and the best I came up with was 8 cpl for Basic 4 and 9 cpl for straight OPs.

Thats 15 years experience.

You have to wonder if the supervisors that dont care about no work are always
getting new MTs because they quit all the time.