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Yep, 24 hrs for national, IC for 2 local clinics, also teach kickboxing and sales rep for a clothing

Posted By: Deb - not taking any chances. on 2008-09-22
In Reply to: Extra job security, anybody do this? - Fatcat


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maybe she should try local doctors and clinics and hospitals - sm
it's just a suggestion. But some docs have one tape a week that they need done. It might be ideal for her situation.
Wow, 3 jobs. Hats off to you! Are they local or national.NM
Anyone happier working for a national versus local clinic or hospital? SM
I'm with a national but from time to time, openings come up with areas places. None are in my own town, but would be 30 to 45 minutes away from home. In the case of at least one of these places, you are required to work in-house just to get used to their system, which I understand, but they say it usually takes a year before being set free at home. Now I can understand that if you are a brand new MT, but as far as just getting used to how they do things, that seems excessive. If you meet the criteria sooner, you can go sooner. It worried me about the length of time. That would put me in a bind with little kids and being away from home on certain days after they got off the school bus.

On the flip side, they pay hourly so I might like that, rather than make next to nothing on some days where the dictators are horrible on my current account. On the other hand, on a good day the lines are worthwhile and I'd come out ahead by LPH rather than hourly rate.

So many things to think about...oh, and another biggie...with this local place I'd get health insurance free for myself (not the family, but I have the kids covered on a plan I'm already paying for myself, along with me on the plan, which I could then drop myself from).

Anybody worked both scenarios and decided the national really was better? I actually interviewed here a year ago but didn't have to decide because they offered it to somebody in-house so I never got an offer. I have 3 years of experience but I still worry I would take forever to meet the criteria to work from home. I guess there are a few that have been there over a year and haven't met it. I don't want that to be me.
I'd love to learning kickboxing
Are you in LA?
Anybody ever heard of Trendprior International Clothing E-trading? They sent me an e-mail saying
they had reviewed my resume. I would bet it is a scam.


So those that can't cut it in Court Reporting go into medical transcription because MT standards are lower, but where a $45-$50,000 salary is the norm?  Where we're treated wonderfully, we're expected to be glued to our seats during out shift while we're not paid for that time, where often no work exists during that time and we are expected to make up our line quotas (of course, we owe these lines to the company on a pre-existing basis) on our own time later? Wonderful!  I could go on and on, but you probably wouldn't get it if you tried.

 I don't know what field you're in besides teaching, but it's not medical transcription.

Wondering, does your college teach SM
expander use as part of its basic transcription course?
Do what you think is best. I just left a major national, went to another national but after
6 weeks found it did not fit. Just happened to luck into another smaller national and things couldn't be better. There are other jobs out there.
You are no longer in school, and the company isn't here to teach you.
I recruited for a large national and every once in a while an MT would bomb a test horribly and would challenge me about it. I was more than happy to send them the completely marked up copy, red-lined to death. One very experienced fellow wrote back and explained it all by saying I don't have time to be careful on these tests. My time is worth more than that. Oooookay, fella! You betcha!
half of us probably had mothers who didn't teach us anything....
Why don't you head up the team to teach QA to streamline...sm

the feedback they send back so that the MTs will make a note instead of ignoring it.  I understand it must be frustrating for you to have to correct the same mistakes over and over, but can you understand how frustrating it is for an MT to get 5 different feedback answers from 5 different QA people?  Being mean and nasty and saying the work should be offshored just cuts off your nose to spite your face, no work here for the MT, no QA for you.  I will agree with you on one thing, this job is a thankless job.  We as MTs will never be recognized for the hard work we do and the conditions we do it under, just get griped at by those who do not appreciate or understand what we do, nor will QA be thanked or appreciated by anyone except those MTs who know how bad a report has to be to sent to QA.  I'm curious, were you an MT before you started QA? 

I transcribe FT and teach PT because I WANT to share my knowledge and experience with sm
others getting into this line of work. If you do not make $45,000 to $50,000 in transcription, you either are not very good or not very dedicated. It is easy and I do that in 6 hours a day with a 30-minute lunch.

I was hired for clinics. They really were nice giving me a shift which works well for me. I'm moving from working in acute care to clinics, hope I can make a nice line count on clinics. Anyone have any experience with their clinics
Hi, Hayseed - I just made the switch too, although with another company, I'm sure. I definitely want to slow the pace a while with a very large clinic account that hopefully will never run out of work. Getting too old to be all bubbly, eager to tackle the cesspool every morning. So far, so good!
charging sales tax
Does anyone know if you have to charge sales tax in Ohio to the physician offices or if you need a vendor's license to do transcription in Ohio? Can't seem to get a straight answer from any Ohio department. 
My husband is in sales...sm
He is in sales, plus makes an hourly rate. He is considered full-time and the healthcare takes a chunk from his pay, but is well worth it for our family of four with two children under 12 years of age. I'm so glad he gets commission checks once a month. Before this though, I was the breadwinner working a full-time job plus 3-5 extras at home, he was taking care of the kids and working part-time. This arrangement we currently have works out great as I'm home all of the time, but sometimes I do get lonely. I love this message board!
Hmmm, I pay 6% sales tax here and
am wondering whether I will come out better taking say at least 15% each paycheck or being their employee. Questions, questions. My goodness!
Umm, sales tax is different from income tax
sales tax is a tax added onto goods sold.  Income tax, Social Security, Self-Employment tax is different from sales tax. 
Sales tactics

I think that *more benefits to come* is a downright sales tactic, not accurate or truthful, but not necessarily illegal, just immoral.  My opinion is that there are few real benefits, if any.  As a matter of fact, I hear that their newest plans include much more strict and frequent QA/QC evaluations, leading to the possibility of being deactivated; in other words, fired, if the highest level of perfection is not achieved and maintained daily.  In my opinion, Focus is not a company that respects or values its MTs as anything other than commodities to be manipulated to its benefit.  However, I am certain that Focus Infomatics is not the only MTSO in existence with these same standards of operation.  It's all about what they can do, what the majority of their workers allow.  Obviously, if zero MTs agreed to perform under such tactics, the company would not survive.  Right?



My husband is in sales. He also
It's not just MT.  He has to sell 30% more of the product and also his contribution towards health benefits went up $160.00 per month.  We are a family of four.  There is no forum for flooring retail that I know of, so we just grin and bear it.  There is really nothing we can do.  This economy is tough.  But what I decided to do instead of worrying about the economy is just take a bit more work and work just a bit harder.  I was just so elated that they did not lay him off.  I guess I tend to look at things a little different.  Yes, it is hard on him to convince people to buy when the economy is bad, but somehow, some way, since he's really great at what he does, he's been doing rather well regardless of the paycut and extra putting out.  We've managed.
think again, many clinics have many specialites
Did you say clinics? Then gotta be
did you mean to say state income tax instead of sales tax?
taxes for the people who live in those states. I believe all other states require income tax to be withheld for the state it is earned in IF the employer meets the qualifications of the employee's state of residence.

Another good reason to ask a tax specialist.
They must have an amazing sales team!
I wanted to hear their pitch on how it was better to outsource to India rather than use a U.S. company. The sales team knew very well that the MT quality was poor. In fact, U.S. editors would receive phone calls from some of the sales team and they would 'scold' the editors and put the pressure on us. They were eventually told not to do that as some editors were very uncomfortable receiving personal phone calls from the sales team. Not a fun working environment at all.
I found web address for that sales job

Here is the website for that On-Call place that is looking for a transcription service sales person.  I only found it by googling the street address. 



Sure is! But the other (sales) job might be a nice change for somebody. (nm)
Obviously the head of Sales isn't familiar with MT QA, either. nm
Not what the sales guy for EMDAT told me.
He said mine wouldn't work. I also use mine for eScription stuff so I don't what to screw it up for that. I just ordered a USB one. Thanks though!
Clinics like Oschner in N. Orleans
Good mentoring, here is more information.



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Wound care clinics

Looking for feedback on wound care accounts.  How does this compare to acute care?

Hospitals! and Clinics! I said are who will bring it back

individual practitioners.


They migth, but clinics and OR should be busy, historically. nm
CardioScribes. They just do cardiology clinics, which is great for me sm

since I was the lead MT for 8-1/2 years for group of cardiologists here locally so I am quite familiar with it all.  And it is a nice break from acute care.  Of course, just because it is the perfect fit for me does not make it right for everyone.  As they always say, one man's Heaven is another man's Hell.


But still, sales tax has not bearing on State tax or Income Tax. Big difference! nm
I disagree. Some hospitals, clinics, etc. will pay for quality and personal service
and just like small banks, they will be happier with someone like you. It may look that way to you now, but over time, the quality that the larger companies produces is going to the dogs and so are the clients. I would not be surprised if you got calls from some of these people who left asking, begging you to take them back.
Why don't you start applying at clinics and such? Helps to have some in-house experience where s
you can have others there to mentor you or even ask the doc what in the dickens he is saying!  I would never try to come straight out of MT classes and try to transcribe on my own.  That's how I started out, and, well, I was doing better before but not in the poorhouse yet!
hosp/clinics send work to U.S. company - outsource
No, it isn't nice. Most people do acute care, rad, or clinics. Work
Go Local
I would not consider editing unless the pay reflected my experience as an MT. Editors spend a lot of time cleaning up the garbage.

I think you have to go local for that.
I don't know of any that pay hourly for MT work. Many do for QA work, but not for MT.

I know around here many of the local hospitals do that, but it's usually MTs that have been with their hospital for a certain period of time. They don't hire from outside to work at home.

Also look at local
While most local comapanies have an onsite group they will sometimes hire people who have worked out of their homes for years. If you are moving from Transcend submit your resume to local recruiters and find out if there is a temp agency in your area that does transcription based companies. A local physician group still uses me per diem and while they have onsite if I need to they also support offsite - it saves them some money because they don't have to support your equipment!

Just be aware, VR is the wave of the future. My guess is that in 10-20 years everything will be run through VR and nothing will be transcribed from scratch...of course if we all stand together and demand more money than they are currently offering the market will eventually succumb :)
I know...it's sad..I used to love it at MQ when we had a local

office but everything has changed so and I just HAVE to make more money!  Good luck to all MQers looking elsewhere!

Local hospital - sm
I loved Medware until they started sending so much of their work to Medware India. I spent my days editing the offshore work.  Its incredibly frustrating.  It doesn't matter how much feedback you give, the same errors are made. A person cannot go day after day after day doing that without getting down. I made the decision to leave and have been so much happier.  I only have to worry about my own quality now. 
local offices

what is the best way in getting starting for working for local doctors?  Get business cards made up, show them a resume?  I have often thought about this and afraid to take the leap.  is this reliable work?  I'm sure they can let you go whenever they want but I guess that's the case anywhere.    please, any info would help.

I agree - go local. (nm)
Local Hosptials in GA


I reside in ATL and wondering if by chance if anyone knew who handles the transcription for Atlanta Medical Center, Grady Hospital, St. Josephs Hospital and any other local hospital here. I seem to can't get anywhere by calling. I am a newbie and is not having the best of luck with MTSOs right now. Any help would be very much so appreciated. Thank you.

I had a local MTSO try to do that to me...
...I was ready to sign the contracts after meeting with them in person, until I heard I'd have to pay a one-time nonrefundable charge due lump sum for $600.00 for the FTP software. To add further insult to injury, they also advised me they didn't pay for spaces and required me to transcribe a minimum of 1200 lpd.

I couldn't run out of there fast enough.

What would I do with their FTP software if I quit? It would be useless to me, and I'd have paid for it.

I steer clear of companies asking me to pay for use of their software, I'd suggest you do the same.
Call your local DOL

You are entitled to minimum wage if you are an employee.  So make sure you are punching a time clock or otherwise keeping track of your hours and your pay.

You can also file for partial unemployment.


That s/b local OR 800#. no text
gourdie - do you have a local - sm
news station that exposes these type of injustices? they love the david vs goliath type of stories...
Our two local hospitals do just that.

Management is at the hospital.  MTs have a choice to work at their medical records departments or work remotely from home.  Benefits are excellent.  Health insurance rates are very reasonable.  Pay is hourly - guess what, always on time.  They are always offering CPR classes free, movie tickets and group travel plans at discounts.  ACTUALLY GIVE RAISES. 

I would love to see all hospitals go back to this.  More personal employment, keep it local, smaller group of docs that we actually might know, not as much BS as working for an MTSO.  I think this gives the MT back their feeling of being a professional and  the hospitals treat us fairly, like an employee and no BS about OT and line rates.  Enough already with the greedy MTSOs who can't seem to get their act together with their overhiring, then low work, no work, then begging for help if you stay and most everyone else leaves.