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Which platform were you hired for?

Posted By: Guest on 2009-02-24
In Reply to: Transcend - justype

VR on different systems is not created equal.  Escription is best and second I like Dictaphone Speech and I did okay on them but a lot of people do not like VR and say that they cannot make money. This could be due to the account too.   

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I was just hired. Can you tell me what platform this is on?
I hope they did not overhire and I am signing myself up for another bad situation. I just quit a job where I was promised a lot of work and did not get enough to survive. I would just rather know now what I am walking into. So, if you could at least share the platform because I know they have several or even email me privately, I would appreciate it. I'm getting a bad feeling!!!
I think it depends on experience, account hired for, etc. I was hired at .08 per line sm
but after 90 days went to 0.085 and then 0.09 about 90 days after that. I am now at 0.0925 and have been there a year. I have to point out that the line rate might not be the highest but I can verify my counts, have plenty of work, get paid on time and have a great manager. To me, leaving a bad national and the headaches that went with it was well worth the cut in pay I took. Funny thing is that I took a pretty sizable pay cut but make more money ?!?!
I said "about to be" hired... not yet hired, and ........
considering it just like I would consider any job.... I didn't accept the job yet and wanted to check out the info out there.
RISS is not a platform. RIS stands for Radiology Information System. The platform sm
would be EXText.
MDI-MD platform is fast, not full of problems like Transcend platform or MDI-FL

On Transcend platform you have to click, click, click all day and still get errors, change screens constantly -  its a nightmare to work in. 

Yes, SPi does use this platform....it's a great platform, but not worth working for SPi. nm
Bad Platform. I personally know of 3 MTs who left because of the platform.
If you are like me, the bottom line is wages and what I get in my check. I have never worked for Amphion, but I personally know of 3 MTs who worked part-time at Amphion before quitting their other service to see what Amphion had to offer before it was too late. All 3 quit Amphion and stayed with their other service because of the Amphion platform. Too hard to make any decent lines.

Something to think about.


Here is one post from a couple days back:

Posted By: Amphion on 2005-12-02

To all of us trying our hardest to grab our work when it is available, and then still only make 24 bucks a day because of the garbage platform.

I was hired by them...sm

I would stay away.  I got the job and never started with them.  They want to charge rent for the footpedal.  When I asked about buying it, they said it costs $500.  When I received the pedal, it was no different than the $30 ones (seen on internet) that all the other services just give out and then toss when they break.  I felt like I was going to be ripped off. 

Thank you. When I got hired on, I was
so excited. A good friend of mine had suggested to me to try to get on.

When I got hired and told her, she asked what I was getting for a base rate. She works out of the same "region". She didn't believe me so I showed her my paperwork. I had no idea what they were/are paying anyone else. She gets 8.75 cpl. She wasn't too happy...but with MQ, not with me. It's not my fault what the game is with their pay.

I may not always have good line counts. I may get shoved around to another account or several more and my lines will drop. I hope not. I'm hoping to stay where I am but if not, then I will have to work harder. That's just the name of the game, well to me at least.

I responded to someone else in this same thread somewhere that when I left the hospital, they were doing the same crappy thing with pay. When I hired in, it was all the same "start pay". Then later they decided to change the payscale according to years of experience, even for starting. So, all the new hires -- even with less experience than I -- were making sometimes THREE DOLLARS an hour more than I was. And they didn't have to do Op Notes because they didn't know how. I was the ONLY Transcriptionist who could work on every software package they had and do every single worktype, including pathology and EP lab, etc., that they had. Really irked me. I begged and begged and tried to negotiate an "adjustment" in my pay but they always had an excuse as to why they couldn't. I quit and started with MQ.

I know that it is impossible for any company or hospital to make ALL employees happy but it sure seems like they would want to have a little more consistency in what they offer. I worked for a clinic not that long ago that negotiated your hourly wage. I told them what I thought was a high hourly (for this region and for the simple work it was) and they hemhawed around about it but gave it to me. A month later, a young 'un who was really good but still not as fast or experienced came on board with us. She told me she had been hired on for a rate that was $4 more than I. I thought she was trying to upset everyone but then she showed us her check stub...I nearly fainted. I was getting $12 and she was getting $16.

Right now, I'm happy to be here. That tune may change! LOLOLOL I hope not but it might!

Anyway, thank you for the NICE post.
LOL! I'm not the OP. I'm trying to get hired!

Sounds great, doesn't she? 

I think I'm hired...sm
I made it through what I think is the last process of being hired; interviewing with the owner. There are so many things about the company that I like, and I really want the job. For that reason, I may have been a little overzealous with the owner, but his last words were "you'll be hearing from us". I think that's probably a good sign, right?

I like the fact that they assign one doctor (with option to cross-train). You are required to type 1000 lines a day (I don't think that should be hard with the same doctor). They say you can set your own hours, but work must be done within 24 hours, and you must work the hours you set. I had a previous job that allowed cherry-picking, so I think that won't be a problem here.

Dental/health is the most affordable I've seen yet.

You accrue one day a month for time off. It's all clinic work, so no weekends or holidays unless you want to.

The best part was that the recruiter I talked to is also a Transcriptionist for them, and she's been there for quite a few years. She shared alot of information that a transcriptionist would want to know. Most times, you don't find out that kind of information until you're already into the job.

The process was very quick. I sent my test back on Saturday, interviewed with recruiter and the owner on Thursday. The best part was all this is done by e-mail and telephone!

I think they are a very organized company.
I just hired on with them. SM
They pay very well, have absolutely fantastic benefits, and very generous PTO and great insurance at a reasonable cost.   In these days, you couldn't ask for more.  Everyone I have talked to so far has been wonderful.   I am looking forward to working for them.
I was just hired there and was
was told the hourly job is only for graveyard shift,
If you were hired before Nov 1
you will get a productive incentive, if you were hired after Nov 1, nothing.  That is what my hiring coordinator told me.  No shift diff, no incentive, but they raised their line rates.  I am new, but this is what I was told when I was hired.  A word of warning, forget the any help if you have IT problems for hours or even a day.  You have to e mail them and wait for a response.
I just got hired by them.....sm

but haven't started working yet.  I'm still waiting for my paperwork, foot pedal, software, etc.  From what I read, they seem to be a great company to work for. They hire employee status only, no ICs. I believe there is an incentive program for full time (I'll be working part time, so I'm not exactly sure of what it is). They also seem to be flexible with hours worked (no strict hours or punching in, but it sounds like you have a window of time to get your work done).  I'm sure the recruiter can give you more information. The pay is pretty decent also.

Good luck!

I was just hired as an
Would love to email and keep in touch, even tho you're doing Onc.. I have done that in the past as well. Let me know.

You must have just been hired.
You can always get hired at OSi

I was hired with them and it took them
3 months to get back with me about getting going with them. Terrible company with no organizational skills whatsoever!!
We had already been hired
We are not waiting to hear back after testing.  We already received job offers and then...nothing.  They may be a great company to work for...I guess I'll never know because I accepted another job.
I was just hired there.....
if you go to transcriptionresource.com they have some info there on Probity. They are paying for my internet connection, giving me flexibility in scheduling, 40 hours of vacation after 90 days, ability to make up time if I have to rather than use pto, pay is a little over 8 cpl, paid holidays (have to work thanksgiving or x-mas, 4 hours, then get the other one completely off). Currently I believe they are looking for cardiology MTs and acute care. Seems like a nice group of people, I have worked with some of them, and I am excited about it. I'd leave you my email, but not allowed to post it. Any specific questions and I will check the board again.
Where were you hired? sm
Just curious.  Hope that you're making more than 2-3 cpl for editing.  The line counts are fair, voice quality is good.  It takes some time to get used to, some I've read like it, some don't.  Some like editing, some straight typing.  I happen to love it and I prefer the editing.  You'll love the platform.  Good luck to you !
She did me exactly the same - actually hired me,
I think, then left me hanging. I didn't hear another word so accepted with another company. Then she called me a few weeks later and said she had told me it would be a couple of weeks, but she had not. She was very nice the first time; not as much so when she learned I would not be working there.
also hired

I have also been hired to work for them and am grateful for the opportunity.  I think it will be a challenge, but I never expected MT to be a piece of cake. Everyone who I have come into contact with there has been nothing short of wonderful.


Why do you think you were hired?
I was just hired as well.
I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well.  I'm tired of job hopping. 
Just got hired on....
I just got hired on by KS and I am not having to pay for anything.  I had the second phone line and am using a C-phone (which I had) for my account with them.  There was never any mention that you had to pay for anything when they interviewed me.  I actually start Wed. and am looking forward to it.  The lead Transcriptionist I am working with seems super nice.  So all I have to say so far about them is great.  I'll keep you posted.
They have over hired
I have been out of work off and on for last couple weeks -- a month ago we had mandatory OT every day. It is getting frustrating.
I was hired for
the job I work on and I know from having worked on this 1 particular place so long, the work does not run out. I was not told I would have to cross train NEVER and I expected to work on what I am used to and like. I think wrong for others to come and gobble up the work I was set up to do because they RUN out. Got IMd this morning from person over my acct and aware of problem and working on it today they say.
They have over-hired!!!!
Well, every time they get a new account, they OVERHIRE.  They look good to the client and the employees scramble for work and struggle like crazy with all the different accounts and bring their averages down and QA scores because they're working on so many different accounts.  If I could stay on my one account without 500 other people working on it, I would be happy, but no, they want each report typed as soon as it is dictated.  My 8-hour day turns into an all day thing, peeking in at odd hours hoping to get a little work.  Ridiculous, and not really good for morale.  I hate to change careers, but I do see it coming.
hired just for ER
you were hired just for ER? not all hospital work types?
When MT hired on,
I was hired the day after

the ad was placed.  So far, I love it.  The platform is great.  The people are very nice and the dictators are good.

When I hired on....
last March the minimum line requirement I was told was 1000 lines a day. It could be account specific like the OP said, though.
Yes, I was hired in mid-Dec (sm)
and was told this, and was started at the lower rate with the understanding that any raise would come after 90 days and evaluation.
Were you hired as QA or MT?

They have hired from w/o as well. sm
I think first priority goes to MTs who are already on board.
just got hired by FN
but haven't started yet, still with MQ.  now i don't think i should go ahead with it, just stay put.  just tested for webmedx but told them no when FN hired me.  now what to do.......
I was just hired
and I got the same e-mail after I'd already been hired. I think it was a mass mailing. I would still reapply though, there are a lot of posts (old and new) stating that they are kind and willing to work with folks.
When I was hired...........sm
a few months ago, they were paying for spaces. I have not heard anything to the contrary.
There are some ICs hired (like me) before
this common practice was started of telling ICs what hours they had to work.  I was told when hired as an IC that they could not tell me when to work but they also were not required to give me work.  One day I was called up and told that I would need to provide them with the hours I would be working every day.  They gave me no choice in this matter.  Knowing I had to have a job, I gave them my set hours and they expect me to adhere to them (strictly enforced).  I have been in the bathroom before when I was called and asked why I wasn't working.  This is also true of vacation time.  Expected to ask off instead of informing them and I have been told no.  I basically feel like an employee with no benefits.  They actually expect me to care on Saturday and Sunday when they call me to tell me the TAT is almost out and they need me to work.  Tough for them.  They are the ones getting the monthly TAT bonuses - not me. 
already hired their 2 MTs so if you (sm)
are not 1 of the 2 then don't bother. I know this because a friend of mine was hired and she said they had filled their spots. Good luck though.
8 cpl when hired, 8 cpl 3 yrs later...sm
but the owner is enjoying all of the profits.
I was hired by MTS
A few months back, super nice people, but wanted to train me an hour a day for two weeks, so I had to move on!
They actually hired me,
and when it came time to train they had me in the wrong work type and there WAS no work in what I was hired for.  So I quit.  After all that testing, faxing and mailing...$$$!
When I was hired by them (twice)
I had to test both times. It was actual dictation if I recall correctly. I'm talking about the Transolutions out of Lake Bluff, Illinois.

I did both MT and QA for them, and they did have a VERY knowledgeable QA staff when I was there. Management skills were an issue with one or two people, but the QA staff women were very intelligent and kind when I was an MT with them.

I think they've been under new ownership for a few years now, and I'm curious if anybody is willing to share recent experiences with me via email?

I was hired by them...sm
but had a higher paying offer, so went with the higher one about 2 yr ago... seemed the pay was on the low end of the scale at that time.
Not me. Karen was gone, hired by Lee SM

herself.  Promises made to call, promises for others to call, I've called, no return calls.  No nothing.

If you don't have enough people to staff your accounts, you should look to the one running the show.  MTs can't wait around for months and call 15 times with no return call and not take another offer.


I was hired 1 month ago at 10.75 cpl. Yes they do pay 10 cpl or above. nm
Believe, me, a person can be hired and not SM

really be able to do the work.  They cheat on the test, they BS the recruiter....but within the first few months the ones who CAN do the work do it and those who CAN'T find themselves leaving.

Survival of the fittest.  So the person who posted all their complaints lasted a "few months"  Case closed.

What office were you hired at?
Just curious... is this the new pay plan?