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Posted By: CDW on 2009-07-02
In Reply to: I cannot believe you actually said that - lifer

prepare for the ups and downs in this industry, that happen every single year? I'm tired of hearing the *big surprise* that we are out of work on a Monday morning or in the middle of Christmas vacation season, or whatever. It happens in this industry, I don't care who you work for (unless you're self-employed I guess).

I don't mean to sound MEAN, but realistic. Plan ahead for the hard times. That's what's wrong with America in general these days; everyone is overextended and didn't plan for their financial future. But that's a whole different subject.

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Hmmmm. Did you just suggest that people not come to MTStars?
You are a total mess, and how anyone could take anything you say seriously is beyond me.

You have a real problem! Please seek help!
Great place - ExText is easy to learn and user friendly. Good pay. Nice, COMPETENT people.
What would you suggest?
I'm not being sarcastic or trying to start a riot. Just an honest question. What would your suggestions be to improve a company/industry? I'm talking good, honest, detailed suggestions. Alot of complaining going on... I can understand that. But let's actually DO something about it. Let's have some constructive posts now. Who knows, maybe some of the 'higher ups' are readining and would like some good feasible suggestions. I'll start.

I think shift differentials are a great idea. Maybe an extra cent per line for 6 pm to midnight and maybe 1.5 center per line for midnight to 6 a.m.

Your turn.
Here is what I would suggest.....sm
A flexible schedule for at-home MTs. You give the company a monthly schedule in advance with your commitment. I want to work within a 24- hour time period to get my commitment done.

I want to be left alone to do my job and not have annoying e-mails all day.

I would like to have tons of work, so I am able to make a decent paycheck.

I would like to see tech support 24/7.

Communication regarding account updates, how much work is on them daily.

An account liason to contact for any questions or problems and have a person on the other end and not a voice message system.

A transcription platform that is MT friendly, meaning one voice and document screen with demographics and report. Automatic physician rosts, templates, and search features for difficult dictators previous reports. Software that has an expander, preferrably Word based, and preferrably Stedman's Spellcheck programmed in it.

I would like to see a decent line pay, especially for experienced MTs. I believe that quality-driven experienced MTs with 15-20 years or more doing Acute Care should receive a better line rate than less experienced MTs. Experience with quality should be rewarded.

I think that if all the MTs did their jobs on Fridays and throughout the week, less or no weekend work would be required. I suggest no mandatory weekend work unless we want it.

I suggest an MT be recognized some how for her excellent efforts, either at Christmas time or MT Week.

Yearly bonuses or profit-sharing for the MTs would be awesome!

I also suggest the company provide the ability for the MT to move up the ladder within the company when the opportunity presents itself.

These are my suggestions. I do not need health insurance, as I am covered with my husband. So, that is not an issue for me; however, I also prefer working as an IC or statutory.

Flexibility - That is what working at home is all about.

MTs keep their line or minute commitments, MTSOs keep their commitments to their MTs and clients, and every one will be happy!

The MT world can be such a beautiful place!
I would suggest
The MT who wrote about MDI being nice posted up further. Take a look and learn a lesson. I happen to agree with her!
So, how would you suggest...sm
I get into a recruiting position? Is cold-calling and sending letter/resume the best way? I've been there and done it all as well and would love to get into recruiting. I rarely see ads for this position.
Hi, I have recieved a mail from Rapid that they pain me 300 US dollar per month. I am wondering 300???????? US dollar is very low rate of transcription, how can they say that to me.
also suggest--sm
that you go to the MQ board on here and just read some of the posts there..see if you would like to be a part of that group. also, from what I believe, Spheris offshores, at least that is what I heard.
Where would you suggest then?
What companies do you suggest then?
I would suggest you go for
employee status and not IC.  No, insurance is not affordable.  I have been an IC for many years and the only way I can do this is because my husband carries insurance on me.  There is also a self-employment tax that you have to claim for the IRS and you have to be a very responsible person when it comes to setting aside part of your paycheck every time to anticipate paying your taxes so you don't end up with a shortfall.  The advantage USED TO BE but isn't anymore that you could be very flexible with your hours but MTSOs have found a way around that.  They are now pretty much dictating what/when/how and not having to give you any benefits.  Trust me, ICs don't make more anymore.
Then I would suggest
getting another job with a good platform. They are out there. What kind do you have now?
I would suggest just checking into other
companies to see if you can find a fit for you. I personally have gone back to IC work because I'm tired of the hassles you have to deal with as an employee. Good luck to you, hope it all works out in the end.
I would suggest you try Spheris.
Cannot get my check. What do you suggest?
I need that money, bad.
Anyone suggest a company with
affordable health insurance?  Thanks in advance
I too suggest contacting them. sm
From my experience they are very happy to try to work things out with you. 
So suggest something. You want another subject,
And I would suggest we begin by having a SM
better education system. The school systems have gone downhill and other countries are ahead of us in math and science.
If this is your attitude, I would suggest sm

that you not move forward with Webmedx.  Nothing against your point of view, you are within your rights to have your opinion about VR, but it is not the right attitude to have or to display with this company.

The CEO is full bore, gung ho for VR.  You need to know that.  Most every account that I know of is VR for the most part.  If you are resisting it, you will not fit in with this company. 

If we shut up as you suggest....
What I suggest is that you get those fingers
working to make money before that rate changes. Don't waste time on here. This does not pay you a thing, just gets your blood pressure up.
I would also suggest to check the archives. SM

I have never worked from home before, always in-house.

I have worked for Transcend for roughly 2 months. I have found everyone to be very professional and willing to help, understanding as well. Aside from only a couple e-mails not being replied to, all of my inquiries to managment, trainers, and technical support have been answered in a professional, prompt manner.

The new platform they are using does have a few bugs, but they are working on it and have made improvements even since I started on it a week ago. It is a little faster to get reports and is easy to navigate now that I've used it a week.

The pay has been right on time. The work is there on my account, however, most of it comes later in the evening. I do know e-mails often get sent out for help on other accounts.  My main account has VERY little ESL. There are many samples to go by as well and that helps greatly. There is quite a bit of formatting to learn with each separate account, but like with any new job, policies and procedures take a while to get locked into the brain.

My main problem is getting my line count up as my family is not cooperating with me!

It's just like working at McDonald's or Burger King. Either you like McD's fries or you don't. It's all in what you like and what you can accept, etc.

I suggest contacting Medware
wanting to know information that should come directly from them, not people "that they think they are in the know."
So what would you suggest? Typing ER work
Hardly ever happens. I suggest you call the office. (sm)
Must be a problem with your connection. 
I suggest you do your own search. What works for
I have had recent experience with FI and I would suggest
you give them a try.  Their techs are overseas but much many of their MTs and accounts are here.  The work I QA'd was done by American MTs - I've done both so I know.  Like another poster down below tho - I would never give notice somewhere else - I would try both for a while and then make the change to one if you truly like it - it will only take a week to 10 days for you to find out if you like it.
I don't work for Transtech but I'd suggest that sm
if you are so unhappy there, find another company. There are LOTS out there, where you might be able to find a better fit. You are not stuck at this place if it doesn't suit you.

Take care and please have a safe and happy holiday season.
I'd suggest InstantText: www.fitaly.com
Can you suggest a higher-paying company?
TOO much information, fuzz. I suggest you read sm
your policy and procedure manual. The things you are mentioning regarding the platform are considered proprietory information and you could get fired for talking about this stuff on an internet board. Keep company business private, please.
I suggest you ask for a mentor to help you through the rough spots.
I had trouble with the demog screens at first but I got a routine down and now they go very quickly for me.  My production is back up even higher than at my old company.  Good luck. 
Dare I suggest TransTech since so many seem happy there? nm
I'd suggest checking the link enclosed. There are
I highly suggest you contact support. AGAIN we are backlogged.
Might I suggest that you adjust your hours a little and talk to Debbie. (sm)
see if that helps get you through the crunch.  I guarantee it won't last long.
The majority of places have you use templates and software platforms. Maybe someone can suggest a
CindyMT: I would suggest you watch what you're posting. Unless you have proof
that you are being ripped off, which you don't, you are slandering the company. Do you really want to be doing that?
Not the OP, but I want to learn OPs.
I've done a few of them, but not enough to feel proficient on them.
Never too old to learn
I don't think it is old at all. I went back to school when I was 39 to learn MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION as I had previous secretarial experience for 20 years but wanted to further my career in the medical field and work at home, which I did. My family was all for it. Good Luck! amj
You can learn a lot
from the Andrews medical transcription website. It is an excellent school, and if you enroll you can learn a lot about the business as well as anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and all the ins and outs of MT.
Well, you learn something new every day.
I live just outside Syracuse, and I don't think I've ever even heard of them or knew they were here. I'd be curious to know more too.
had to learn not how to learn
I have weekend cobwebs
Learn something new everyday.
I was told I was being changed from DEP to DQS when I trained. So then I guess I really don't know what platform I came from. LOL!
there are MANY links there to learn....sm

about the company - the VERY TOP of the page - I almost missed it myself.....but there's all kinds of info, FAQs, and contact page for any questions you might have that the website did NOT answer for you.

Geesh, you can lead a horse to water, you cannot make them drink it.

And no, I wasn't the poster of that website - it was your reaction that got me curious and so I went to that website and there is a lot of info there....only at the top of the page of the browser......


Do not feel that way. That is how you learn
Actually, you click on the Reply by Email in blue. Good luck finding MTs!!
I don't think they are hard to learn, but they are much more

technical in the terminology, lots of equipment and procedure names that change all the time.  It seems that each time a new batch of doctors come in that the terminology is different.  They come from other parts of the country/world and they used different equipment or different techniques.  Lots of stuff to look up - just like the new drugs. 


It's easy to learn...

Not sure what kind of advice you're looking for... I don't think you should be freaking out.  It's the best platform I've ever used and it's very easy to learn.  I'm sure this isn't giving you anything helpful, but not sure what you want to know. 


Oh and learn this new system..
Be an IC at 7 cpl, and do your assigned work and be our slave!  What a joke...
Well sir then just let everybody learn the hard way
Give it a try, see if we're all lying and making this up. There are simply too many people that can confirm the same facts my dear. You will hear the same story over and over and over again. This is such a big fat lie that you're telling. I hope nobody buys into it.
You do have to learn what account? Sorry
if it's a dumb question, but what did you mean by that? You have to learn the account your given or...?