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Posted By: LOL on 2005-12-02
In Reply to: One thing I can say for sure is that - sm

going to see her name a lot more because I heard a bunch of people just quit (again).

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Yeah, I guess you're right sm

I shouldn't have used the 'sweat shop' analogy. It's just that the last company I worked for were notorious for 'line skimming.' There was that and now this. It just seems like how low can it go. I've been ouf of the industry for two years. I guess most of you have had a chance to digest these changes.

You're right though - ANY work is better than NO work at all. I guess that's the price we pay to work at home typing medical records.

What's a girl gotta do to earn an honest pay for an honest living, these days! :)

Yeah, some places pay more per line if you're a CMT (nm)
Oh yeah, they're hiring..I think 100 MTs..remember??LOL
lmao!! yeah maybe I'm the recruiter...suggesting that my co-worker is the problem. yeah that make
Yeah, yeah, I spelled health wrong -
I am very angry right now and my fingers are taking it out on the keyboard.
Yeah, yeah, AND enjoy!

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
Yeah - n,
Yeah! Take That!
I like OSi too!!!
Yeah let's go there.
yeah right.
come on, every time some MT posts this type of problem, there is always the same response back from KS.  Like you don't think they have sent email after email and call after call trying to get things taken care of or get help?  Please.  You don't think that we have the number and haven't called a million times?  This is all just for show.
Yeah, sure!!! Like we believe you!

I also am very happy with my employment at OSi.  I think it is a great company, one that listens to the needs of their employees and does their best to accomodate.  It is pitiful to read how so many bash OSi and other companies on this board and you don't even work for them.  If you have in the past and have found employment elsewhere, move on and knock off the infernal complaints.  If you are employed with the company you are complaining about, then find a new job.  We don't need or want your constant bantering.  And if you are still employed here, that tells us you obviously aren't good enough to get a job elsewhere.

Yeah. RUN, RUN, RUN,
There are much better jobs out there.
yeah but
I would be typing all night.
well, you know.
Yeah for you!
Good to know there is life after MTing.
Yeah, I know what you mean

about the taxes and sure can't blame you there.

I hope you can reconnect and get the job with him, though.  If more docs start to realize what's happening and leave the companies that do the outsourcing, that will send a huge message to these companies.  Might also force them to treat their American employees better.

In the age of terrorism, I don't see how it CAN'T be a security issue to outsource medical transcription, especially to middle eastern countries.  Think about it.  Besides access to the obvious personal demographics of the patient, they also know which medications the patient is taking.  With the way elderly people order medications from Canada, I can just imagine an elderly person getting an ad in the mail for the medication they're on at less than half the price, order it and wind up dead.  It seems that large groups of Americans could be targeted and harmed based simply on their medical information.  (Maybe my imagination is running wild, but I never could have imagined that anyone would think to use a plane as a missile to kill a large group of people, either.) 

yeah, but . . .
what about all the employees of some of these companies who are being told to be patient while work returns to normal after the holidays, yet have been virtually w/o an income for weeks now. This shouldn't be happening consistently in the winter months, holidays or not. What rights do those people have as far as any compensation? They're being left hanging in the balance with no way to pay the bills and yet not being given the option of collecting unemployment benefits because they're still technically on the payroll. How far is this going to go before people stop accepting the obvious? It saddens me to no end to see companies treating their long-time loyal employees this way.
Yeah right. I just bet you do.
Oh yeah
I have been with a smaller MTSO (about 100 MTs) since leaving MQ. I love having the QA that I never got at MQ, but what bugs me is that when I send in a blank or a flag, they answer not only me, but everyone on the whole darn QA team (okay, there are only 4), plus the president of the company.

Now, come on, if I'm just asking for a second listen on a cc doc (new account), do you really need to copy the Prez on that one?

I guess that is average then.  I was hoping to make more by now.  My goal is to one day get my own accounts and start my own business
Yeah I know
Lack of communication seems to keep getting worse and worse. This is along with other issues I have I do not want to discuss on here. I just am trying to decide about some things. I used to love the flexibility but now even that is in question.
I will take 8 cpl, but not 6 cpl. Maybe per gross line, but not on a 65 character line. I actually worked 6.5 cpl for each actual line and on average I made about the same as 8 cpl/65 and in some cases more.
Yeah, what's up with that?
And have you seen the screening test on the website...is that a joke??? If you go to the site you will see that you can pretty much study it and look up all the answers before doing it. I also hired and trained a few Andrews grads in the past. Not that impressed.
Yeah, all that at 7 cpl! lol
Oh yeah, a BIG 8! lol.
Yeah, looks like it..
JLG recruiter was from MQ, went to JLG (not for too long I might add) and now works for Alltype? Wow!
yeah...they don't want to pay you..sm
I used to work for a company that would hold my checks up to 30 days, simply because their state law (California) said that it was legal for them to do so. With two pay periods a month, I was never caught up on pay and it took two more months after I quit to get everything that was owed me. Sux.
Yeah, I agree. I think that should be provided. And it is not a verbatim account--it has to be edited.
yeah I did that but don't think it's
Yeah.....from 2/8/07
Yeah, I was always just MK, but ..... sm
I felt bad for whoever had to switch back and forth from O to MK, with the Account Specifics the way they were with MK. I personally can understand that #$#@$ error log being the way it was, supposedly.

Anyway (sigh) old doors close, new doors open.
That is why we should encourage everyone to apply...so they can move into that AC position right away.  Such a great opportunity to take a cut in pay to be a manager and work around the clock.  Who wouldn't want to dive right in!