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Posted By: BTDT on 2008-11-30
In Reply to: They start everyone at a rate of a least 8 cpl, don't know where you got 4 cpl from. sm - TiredOldMT

everyone starting at 8 cpl is not true. Thought I would point this out, as this could definitely turn off many applicants.  They might say they start everyone at 8 cpl, but they definitely will offer more than that depending on the applicant.  Everything in life is negotiable, particulary when hiring on.   So, in case there are MTs reading, who are interested in KS, but who won't accept 8 cpl, give it a shot!

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He is glad he is part of America
We were just talking about this stuff one day, out-sourcing, etc. We started discussing our ancestry (mine is the Old Dominion and pre-Revolutionary) and told me he knew my people were willing to die to create the American Dream and he was grateful they were willing to sacrifice for him to enjoy as an immigrant. He made it pretty clear that he'd never stick it to the people who made it possible. Yeah, he's a good guy and I consider him a true American.
I am glad someone is happy there! Not many were. :-)nm
I am glad it is going well and you are happy, ME TOO! nm
Glad you are happy

I just quit a job with VR too and found a small local service with no VR.  In the first 10 minutes of just getting used to working on the new platform & fooling around, I made $4.30, so I am extremely hopeful that I will once again earn a living wage.

The sad thing is, I actually ENJOYED the VR and learning something new.  I thought it was fun and a breeze whenever I would get a decent report (very rarely).  However, a BIG HOWEVER, I did NOT enjoy getting 3 cpl for VR when I had to edit the living CRAP out of it and it would have been faster just to transcribe it.  There were too many MTs on the system trying to train it and it was a nightmare.  3 cents per line is INSULTING.  What was I thinking even taking that job?  I guess I am too willing to give the benefit of the doubt to some people.  I blame myself for being STUPID and I learned my lesson well.

I quit that job a few weeks ago and am EXTREMELY HAPPY that I did so.  I have hope once again!  It's an AWESOME feeling. 

Glad you're happy, but. . .
if I may ask, who did you go with to work as an IC?
I'm glad you're happy with your pay cut...
but I'm not and do not feel that I've been over-paid. I felt that I was paid fairly under the old compensation plan for what I do and feel that I work very hard and should continue to be paid accordingly for my efforts. As I said in my post, I have always felt that Transolutions was a good place to work, and I also appreciate the intangible perks that they have offered in the past. However, at this point I do not feel that they are treating all of their people equally or fairly, and I guess I am not enough of a company man to take a paycut in any job. Someone on this board asked about the company, and I felt it was only fair to explain some of the things that I've noticed recently and to answer some of her questions that may not be answered during the interview process of any MT company. These boards are not always the most positive places, I realize, and I've never been one to be drawn into the negativity; however, this poster asked a question that I felt compelled to answer honestly and from my heart.

I will NEVER take a cut in pay in any job, as I know that I work very hard at what I do and am smart enough to demand that I be paid a fair wage. I took a paycut to get into medical transcription 5 years ago so I could stay home with my children, but that was my choice and not because of a numbers game that someone else was playing with my paycheck. I think if you asked 100 people if they'd like to take a pay cut because they've been overpaid for the last few years, 99% of them would say NO WAY, not to mention that in this day and age, most of them could not afford it.

I can also tell you that there is more than just one account where people took a pay cut, some people much more than others.

p.s. I also know my stuff and have NEVER gone below 98% on my QA, usually 99% or 100%, until the last 2 months. I also heard in the last phone conference that I was not the only person who had noticed the change. I guess you're just smarter than most people.

I plan to wait it out a couple more paychecks and see how things wash out, as I really have enjoyed working for Transolutions for the most part. I agree that they have some good people and good accounts, but sometimes companies make decisions that are more important to their bottom line than to their current employees, so I guess we'll have to see how this numbers game plays out.
I'm glad you are happy and have found a fit.
A happy MT is a productive MT. Yes, the platform is good. Have a good and productive night!
Glad you're happy but....sm
Happiness is a subjective state of mind. So just so I understand your happiness versus what my happiness is I have these questions:

Do they pay enough to live on? Or to put it differently, are you making at least 4K a month? Because that is what it would take to make me happy.

If you are making that kind of money, how many hours are you putting in? If you say you must put in long hours, that is not my happiness. I don't want to have to have a chair-ectomy when I am through for the day.

So if your happiness fits into my version of happiness then I am happy.
Glad to hear you are happy.
Maybe they save this behavior for their ICs. There is no reason for me to lie. They are threatening in the way they DEMAND that you work a set schedule, even though one is SUPPOSED to be an IC.

The micromanaging comes in when as an IC you don't log in exactly at the SCHEDULED time to work.

Bottom line, TTS does not respect the law when it comes to IC workers. Period. They will eventually be dealt with if they do not begin to follow the law.
Glad you're happy - however,

how can you say most MT's are happy with their gig?  How do you know that?

The world of medical transcription is changing rapidly and the picture is not as rosy as it once was - in fact, pretty bleak -  so just beware - your time may come.

Hope it doesn't, but it may.

Glad you are happy there LTMT!!! You and I were hired
I never could make that work, so went to Transtech instead. I had suggested for you to go to Keystrokes, because I worked there for a very short time and knew they were wonderful. I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I have thought of you and glad you finally found a company which appreciates you. For me, I reapplied to Keystrokes, but because I left them previously (it was a second job and I could not do 2 jobs full time), they have only responded that they got my resume, and they never again offered me a position. You are lucky to be in a good place, and I am very glad to hear things have worked out... all things happen for a reason! All the best... from your friend from the E-trans plus days...
Glad you are happy. You making good money there? sm
as well?
Glad you're happy, that place has gone WAY DOWNHILL.
I honestly am very glad you're happy! I juggled 2 nationals for a while, and it was exhausting.
Though if I could, I would probably go back to Spheris. Long story there, but probably would not be rehired as I never made it thru training. Just trained with the biggest bunch of, well, MTs. If one more person clapped those little hand icons at some lame joke, I thought I would vomit. Actually did vomit...I was very ill, and just folded...Get rid of the clapping hand icons!!! 
Glad you're happy -- I love MDI-MD too, although I missed out on the signup bonus. :( nm
Yes it is! I got mine today -- think it is great. I'm happy to be part of such an amazing compa

I feel like I have FINALLY found my home.  :-)

Current Amphion employee...I'm very happy. The part of Amphion I work with has no faxes, lists,s
minor demographic work..superb QA and feedback.  Fellow MTs on same account are more than willing to help and now they also have mentor program.  My pay is what they said.  They do have different pay for different levels. 
I am so glad, so very glad that finally I have reached
the age that if we are low on work, I just take off. No problem at all and love the extra day or so off. I now have worked since the 70s and finally made to retirement age, get SS plus other retirement money coming in and thank the good Lord do not have to worry about if there is work or not. BTW, when I worked inhouse never ran out of work ever, only when transferring out to company do they run out of work. If I had to raise a family now I would most certainly cross train on other accts at my place but only have 1 that I work on, by choice.
OH - I thought part transcription, part escription, but don't know for sure
Thanks! I'm glad to hear that, I didn't think anyone used it anymore! I'm glad to hear so
I'll definitely check them out!
They no longer hire part-time and may be eliminating part-time employees within the next 6 months.
They are going to have those that are PT go FT if possible. Some accounts require 1 weekend day, but not all. Most transcriptionists have 1 account with 1 back-up account. I know that they are hiring for hospital accounts in medical records and radiology right now.
Happy New Year. May we all have happy home lives (sm)
and do whatever it takes to make our work lives work for us too. 
No PTO for part-time. Not sure if you can work part-time or not since recent rule change. sm
You do pay a deposit for their equipment.
Right and told we should be happy we have jobs. Not too happy right now.




I can't say enough nice things about this company; very flexible, you area a statutory employee. That means that they pay the employer portion of your SS. Great on time pay, tons of work. Do your lines and you are left alone! Expect to be responsible though. Pay for your phone; rent a Lanier or a C-phone if you don't have one; BayScribe platform. Anything that is a bit of an inconvenience is more than made up for. You will know to the minute how much you will make and how many lines you have typed. Check it out!

There is a part-time and a flexible part-time, just left there and they offered
me both. Flexible, however, is more or less when they need you (I.e. weekends), part-time is fixed hours.
Yes I know they hire part time because I referred someone there for part time.
They are internet based.
From what I understand, the part-time positions will be only be for those that are already part-time
It is not a restructuring of the company, just of some of the existing part-time positions.

I know that there are a few employees who have been with Keystrokes for many, many years who are part-time and they will not displaced.

Other than that, there have been many discussions why there will not be any new part-time employees hired, and I really don't think they will back down on that.
we will be glad to use our
after we find another job
I'm glad I could help.
I am an MT, before I get accused of being in a managerial position. 
YW...glad I could help :)

I'm glad I'm not the only one
When I was hired two years ago, I gave a set schedule as an SE (with every intention of following it), but right from the beginning I had to adjust it because of no work being available.  Since then, I pretty much do what I want to.  Thank goodness I work for a good office and they don't bother me much, but all the talk about the changes coming are worrying me.  If they make me work a set schedule, I may just fly the coop, because I know there will never be work available during my shift.     
I am glad you think so
You must be in management and not an MT or ME.

I have never had so many problems with MQ since being transferred to Amherst. Yes, there it is again, AMHERST. I am exhausted after my 40 hour week and feel like I have been typing for 2. I just do not get anywhere. All crappy dictators, and jumping from account to account and running out of work.

You must not do acute care or as it used to be called, medical records, and you must have easy, easy reports. I am making squat for all my aggravation.

Even if the grass wasn't greener on the other side, I would never come back.

I am just holding on until I can find another job and I am looking.

I can't take this garbage anymore.

It is not worth my health, happiness or my family. They all come before this company. It used to be a good company before FRANK came on board.

Can't wait until I can get out of here.

Oh, do you have to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas, if you celebrate that holiday? Just another one more thing to annoy me.
well glad you think so
I want to say I am so glad that (sm)
I am not the only one who cannot stand the company. Every time I post elsewhere (will not say where) I got flamed for saying this is not the absolute best company to work for. Believe me, it is about the worst. Any time a company claims it is the best, that is a red flag IMO.
I am so glad....
I am so glad to hear that! I just got my work computer and am scheduled to start on the 30th :) I have been so nervous because I have had 3 different job offers and chose Spheris.

Glad it is not just me
I thought maybe it was me, but I know I'm able to do more than 150 lph. Been there since summer 05 and wondering how long to stick this out. Demo screens can really slow you down and no compensation for them either. There are so many MTSO out there, where to go??? I don't want to hop from this one to that one again and again.
I am glad I went with them too. I have been there sm
two years. The first year was a little rocky but everything is great now.

My account has only one ESL but a handful of ATROCIOUS American docs. I would prefer a nice accent to speed-demon mush-mouth at this point. I am glad I do not get them often or I would be bald from pulling my hair out!
You will be glad...sm
Pay is on time every other Monday, never had a problem. They are very flexible, as long as you work your scheduled day. I work whenever I want during that day. They never bother you once you're out of QA. Very nice people!
Glad to know this about them
Sounds like stinky pay IF and WHEN you even get paid. I tend to gloss over the too happy to be true posts. That bubble will burst in short order. Things for the realistic info on this company. DELETE!!
Glad for you
Sounds like good news for you and your friends and relatives, but have been here for awhile and so have some others and it has been the same with them also, not just me. Bounced from account to account. I just received an email saying, Congrats for saying what others past and present have not said. That is a fact and says something. I am not making this up to slam anyone. It is the truth. I am sure there are those that a happy, some do not know the difference especially the new ones. It is just a matter of time. Everyone has to decide for themselves, but I can guarantee many just keep on looking.
Welcome!! We are glad to have you.
I really think you will like MDI-FL.
Glad to help. nm
Glad I could help!
I just got my computer today. I'm excited about starting.
Glad to be gone

You are one of the lucky ones to have been paid!!  They like to play games with your money, first by holding it as in your case for weeks after you have gone.   She does not care about payroll being late - and actually sends out emails that she is tired of answering emails, and then her and her manager will literally turn off their IMs, or just not answer.  They are also famous for making you stick to a schedule - regardless if you are an IC, and has her shiftleads call and ask why are you not working - you are on the schedule.  Needless to say - this was a joke of a company, and many people that have gone are still waiting on that final paycheck.  Her favorite comment is it is company policy like she is such a big company, yet she operates out of her home!!.  And her so-called company policy seems to change along with her mood - which is daily.  If you need a paycheck - I would advise to stay away from them.  

Sure am glad
Since the administrator has now removed the ads until confirmation from the company, about the only thing I can be glad about is that my resume does have my name and phone number but that is about all, I omitted the name of the company I currently work for, offered to provide for reference at a later date and also did not list reference phone numbers or addresses, just available on request. Unfortunately, I am still naive enough to hope this is a legit ad!!
Am glad you like it there
Some have not been given the promises made. That is why there are some problems, re: vacation pay and I could go into more detail about what happened to me when I told them I was quitting, but no need to bring up old wounds. Obviously they are now starting to appreciate what they have. I worked countless weekends besides my M-F work because I liked what I was doing, but never compensated for it. That is all it would have taken is appreciation and compensation.
Thanks!! Glad to from a KS Rad MT

I too am glad to know I am
not the only one. I have almost 20 years experience. They kept telling me they were going to whittle down my pool at first to 3-5 hospitals and then at least down to 10. They never got below 20. No way to make lines that way. Plus the line counter was set for low line counts.
I'm glad it's going well for you. NM
I'm glad I got out of there!
I can't believe that anyone will even still work for them after all of this. I got out of that hole about a year ago and went some place much, much better, and I'm so glad that I did! From what I have read, it's even worse now than it was when I was still there! I can't imagine not being paid for spaces, headers, or footers. Back when I was there, I was at least paid for headers and footers. That's just robbery!