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Yes they do send work overseas and do not hide this fact. There is plenty of work and they do pay

Posted By: Escriptionist2 on 2007-09-10
In Reply to: Transcend - Msla MT

well. Overall, I like having work as I have been at places where you had to fight to keep busy so this works for me.

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All I know is that they send work overseas. nm
MDI does NOT send work overseas.
even if they send work overseas...
Please help me find a company to work for that has WORK and pays on time. That is all I ask at this point.
I really wonder how much cheaper it is to send work overseas. When you
think about it, IC here gets about 4 cpl for VR and about 8 or 9 for straight typing.  Overseas they have to go through a middle man or whoever owns the services and you cant tell me they arent getting a decent cut of the cpl and paying 3 cpl or so to their people.  Just my thoughts.  I bet the cost is very close anymore to what we earn.  I see Delta is bringing its reservation call service back here from India because of all the complaints from US customers. I would expect it is the benefits here for employees that causes a problem costwise for MTs.
I have no respect for companies that send work overseas
Don't you think we have enough people right here in the US without jobs? Instead of paying a decent wage for an MT, companies get greedy and undercut our workforce of extremely talented and hard working MTs of which a large percentage are single moms.
Why move all the work for Heartland overseas, are the MTs overseas that much better?
Why? Why do this.  It is my understanding that in time that work will be coming right back.  Are the overseas MT's in Banglador or wherever better.  Don't the companies that offshore worry about the quality of the work, HIPPA issues, patient's confidentiality, etc.  Why don't they care?  Mark my words, those MT's are not better than us, they have US editors, etc to help them out.  They cannot land a new account US-based and compete with any US mt's.  What a  sad day.  I pray for all the Heartland MTs.
Spheris does not hide the fact it off shores. It was a
news letter.
I know, I know Medquist sends work overseas....but there is always work :)
There is NO work at Transtech. Maybe they just choose special people to send work to
Do you work evenings or nights? If so TT has plenty of work
It is not that TT has no work, it is that everybody wants banker's hours. What do you expect?
How much work is still going overseas. Anyone know.
overseas work
I agree - these companies and hospitals supporting to send work overseas make it sound so wonderful - cheaper rates and fast TAT.   BUT have you ever read some of the work that domestic/US MTs and QAs have to repair?   So the hospital gets a break on the costs from the MT Companies but who has to fix the mess?   I frankly do not want my medical records going off to India to be incorrect when it comes back.   I remember one in particular where the overseas MT put PORN instead of PRN.  How would that patient like to see that in their record?    I hope the new administration imposes fines to heavily that it will stop these companies from supporting overseas companies and give the work back to the US MTs - we need jobs here too and we should be taking care of us first !   Remember those cheap rates - you get what you pay for !  I remember getting a good salary and even Christmas bonuses 10 years ago but those days are LONG gone now.  

Merry Christmas to all and let's hope the New Year brings much happiness with jobs and decent wages.
right now plenty of work, also plenty of ESLs.nm
Plenty of BOTH on my end, I do traditional have plenty of work, always
Business Acquisitions and Overseas Work
When you are trying to be one of the top 3 International MTSO's you buy every company that you can buy that makes sense financially after due diligence has taken place. Believe me - if a purchase is in the works, you won't hear any corporate announcement until the ink is dry on the paper (or the paper is torn up), which will be way after the word is leaked to the street. If SPI is trying to acquire other MTSO's to get into the ring with the big boys - so be it. There isn't anything any one of you can do about it except keep your head down and your line counts and quality up. Quit fretting that your work is going overseas. Transcription is going global. It's a fact, not a fear. A great MT is a great MT wherever his/her chair happens to be.
Precyse QA does not edit the overseas work. QA


I'd bet my boots it's work that is going overseas to India or Pakistan. nm
I would agree. Another case for sending work overseas (sm)
Those MTs work their schedules. Ask any MTSO or management of a national transcription company, and you'll find out it's like pulling teeth to get MTs with good work ethic to actually work the hours they are contracted to work. This is another reason that overseas transcription is used.

You may not believe me, but this *is* a growing trend in the MT industry. MTs that are both skilled and have a good work ethic are a rare find. I don't understand why - perhaps it is so many new MTs expecting working at home to be a walk in the park. I've definitely seen a downward spiral in the past 10 years.
Of course there's plenty of work at TT, you've got MDI-MDs work!!!


No offense, Deb. MDI-MD is the one that sold out. Can't blame Transcend for trying, but PLEASE do NOT come in her touting how much work Transcend has when it is the work the MDI-MD MTs have been ROBBED OF for months now.

That's insensitive and quite frankly probably not the best foot to get off on with MDI-MD'ers.

I'm walking anyway. MDI-MD was too underhanded, sneaky and self-serving during this entire transaction.

I certainly hope they do indeed reap what they have sown.

sad part is, those decent docs likely have no idea their work is being sent overseas. nm
You send the work in using their program, yes. I never ran out of work sm

but I was just working part-time, and this was about a year ago, so things could have changed.  Isabelle and everyone seem so caring, it is hard to believe that they would consistently have MTs without work, but that seems to be a curse of the industry lately.

Good luck to you!

I wonder why they don't send a lot or all of their work to India? That's where a lot of work&
I know for a fact your supe told you PLENTY sm
b/c I was on the emails and know she made person to person calls to everyone. Where were you??
Such a lame excuse too - I'm so sure the CLIENT ASKED to have their work outsourced overseas!
They do think we're idiots, don't they?
I'm wondering too. Don't want to send my resume just for the fact that sm
they may be paying really low,  I have lots of experience and don't want to be insulted, which has been the case recently. 
It's a well know fact WORK is
being returned to offshore. Mary, you don't know the whole story.
It's a well know fact WORK is
being returned to offshore. Mary, you don't know the whole story.
It's a well know fact WORK is
being returned to offshore. Mary, you don't know the whole story.
It's a well know fact WORK is
being returned to offshore. Mary, you don't know the whole story.
It's a well know fact WORK is
being returned to offshore. Mary, you don't know the whole story.
As a matter of fact, I'm out of work
right now. It happens everywhere occasionally. Only thing I don't like is, whenever I ask for a backup, I'm told that work is low across the board and to flex. I've seen people on here say, all you have to do is ask and they give you a backup account. Hasn't happened for me.
They post because someone WILL in fact go to work for them -
Sad but true.
It's no rumor there is not enough work. That is a fact.

Yep, I am rather sure of that fact that we work for the same company . . .

You are so very wise to get out of the MT field at this time.  I would NEVER recommend anyone go into this field now.

Of course, there are still those who like to be home in their PJ's babysitting their kids and will allow their pay to be cut in half by VR. 

Definitely NOT a happy camper now.


Yep, I am rather sure of that fact that we work for the same company . . .

You are so very wise to get out of the MT field at this time.  I would NEVER recommend anyone go into this field now.

Of course, there are still those who like to be home in their PJ's babysitting their kids and will allow their pay to be cut in half by VR. 

Speaking only for myself, I am definitely NOT a happy camper now of our company's decisions.


Plenty of work
OSI has plenty of work to go around...
...but since hurricane katrina hit, things have been kind of slow. I think they have a big account in Louisiana that got hit pretty hard and it shut down. Since then they have had to move MTs from that account to other accounts. I've been running a little low on work too (just every now and then), but I like OSi so I'm willing to stick it out. I'm sure everything will get back up to speed soon.
Plenty of work...sm
I don't generally post on companies I worked for because in the long run it doesn't seem like opinions matter, for some it may suck and for others it is great.  I worked for them for a couple of years and had to leave due to needing insurance.  There was always plenty of work and if you are a hard worker, you'll make money, get paid on time, etc.  The accounts were incredibly stable and extremely easy compared to acute care. 
P.S.. you have plenty of work?
Plenty of work at MDI

Hi Freebird,  I was just passing through and saw your note.

I have been with MDI-MD for a little over a year now.  The only slowdown I have ever experienced was around Christmas and New Year's.  Right now there is plenty of work on all of the hospitals that I cover. 

I have been in this business for a long time, am a former MQer, and I just love this company.  The work is not for newbie's, but if you are an experienced acute care Transcriptionist you will have no problems.  The staff at MDI-MD are professional and gracious, the platform is the best I have ever worked with, the pay is great and always on time, and the flexibility is wonderful. I wish you luck!

I do all Ops and there is plenty work available for anyone who wants just
Ops and is good at them.  
I have plenty of work.
Have you tried asking for another account?
Plenty of work

Good line rate with incentive pay and shift differential.  Good benefits.  Sick time, PTO, plenty of work.  I'm happy.  Normals are right in their platform, which is handy and helps production. 

Anyone else care to chime in?

I have plenty of work
Plenty of work.
I have plenty of work at both places I work, just would like more money. :-)
there's plenty of work to go around....
TRS does manage a group in Guyana, but they make up a TINY portion of the total reports. NO jobs have been lost in the US to employees in other countries either. There is plenty of work available and the recruiter works constantly to find qualified MT's here in the US! Why is going offshore a bad thing if it doesn't affect the workload or TRS employees in the US??
Is there plenty of work. nm
Plenty of work
No, there is plenty of work. But it looks as though workflow is caught up and under good control.  There is no mandatory OT, it is just optional now. 
Plenty of work here.
If my primary is out, I have plenty of secondary accounts. They are always looking for people who are willing to have multiple secondaries. It's been my experience that the more accounts you know how to do, the less you run out of work. That's why I don't mind learning new accounts or work types.
Which of these have plenty of work RIGHT NOW?
Email me if you prefer.