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You can make up your lines whenever you like. Just drop them and email letting them know that you ar

Posted By: NM on 2007-09-05
In Reply to: Making up time at TT question. (sm) - Me


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I would call or drop an email inquiring.
Nah, even more work and the benefit of letting you make a

While the acct does make a difference, the drop in pay
will make it difficult for anyone who has been a speedy MT to make nearly the same amount of mone. It appears to me that their goal is to put all employees in the $30-35K per year range. That's not good enough for me.

I should have listened to the warnings last year on this board last year, but that's okay - I've learned my lesson and will be starting next week with someone else who give me a CHOICE as to whether I edit or not.
Drop them an email. Mine was stolen. I received a nice empty envelope.
They work with you to make sure you get the lines required or the amount of lines you want...
I have never had a problem getting more work
How does one count one's lines on DQS to make sure one's

Hard to make lines
Love Ops, make more lines on Ops than

anything else.  If you haven't done it in a while may be slow going until you're familiar with equipment/procedure terminology. 

Slow way to make lines
A friend has and it was much slower at line production but she had severe carpal tunnel syndrome... so it enabled to her to work is about it.
Now you can not make your lines in 9 hours!
If you can't make 1000 lines in 8 hours,
in the wrong profession.
They don't expect U to make lines during first 90 days
Hang in there, it will get better, it takes time.
I am able to make 10,000 lines M-F every week at eTransPlus - nm
EDMAT is very hard to make lines.
I make a lot of money/lines at Transcend.
It probably depends on the platform. I love the company; have been there for a while but also worked elsewhere. This company is the best. E-mail me if you'd like
You pay more for insurance if you don't make minimum lines also sm
I left there because of this exact issue. I started having a harder and harder time getting my lines, meaning I got a reduced line rate and had an extra $95-100 on top of that taken out because they didn't pay the employer matching part of the insurance.
Now you can not make your lines in 9 hours! More time for 2nd Job.
I got this email and not sure what to make of it....please read

Would anyone who gets an email like this go for this job?  Has anyone else gotten anything like this recently?  Is it a bit unusual?  Opinions please.  Here is a copy of the body of the email letter.


In the past, we were in contact about medical Transcriptionist opportunities. I wanted to send you an update on positions available with Spheris that may be of interest!

This is an exciting opportunity for home based employment, steady work and individualized attention. We place you on a primary account based on your experience with no current shift requirements.

ESL (accent) experience is not required for all accounts and we have account mentors available to assist in your transition. We are currently looking for MT's with a minimum 1 year experience outside of school. We have clinic (minimum 5 specialties) and Acute Care (Ops not required for all levels) opportunities available. Family Practice, Urgent Care or Internal Medicine at a minimum is required for clinic.

Looking to move up that career ladder as an MT? We offer definite career paths taking you from an MT to a manager- all work from home positions.

With a focus on you, we offer:

  • Small supervisor to MT ratio

  • Full benefits including company paid life insurance

  • Weekend differentials

  • Weekly based production incentives

  • Longevity bonuses (our monetary thanks to you, each year of employment)

We offer paid training and a flat rate for your first week as you become acclimated to our system- you'll be ready to go live after two days of training!

As your recruiter I am here to work with you, on your side, to get those important questions answered by Spheris at no cost! Please feel free to forward this email to any and all colleagues who may be interested as well.

If you would like to hear more, send me an email with your resume included so I can fill you in on any questions or comments you may have!

I look forward to a favorable response.

Best Regards,

Test- did the email make it to you 3
Anyone can make up an email address.
If someone knew the OP's email address and made their own account to make it look identical, it would be a valid email account.  If OP's email was maryjones12222@hotmail.com, anyone could make an email account as maryjones1222@hotmail.com or maryjone12222@hotmail.com.  It would be a valid account, but it wouldn't be the OP's account.  It doesn't mean it would be undeliverable. 
Can you say where you work where it's so easy to make your lines? All I come across is crap out
weird pay scale, hard to make lines, can't
make money, currently training women in Trinidad to do our job. 
Just wondering - how many hours do you normally have to work to make your 500 lines? Thanks! NM
Keystrokers do you find it difficult to make lines? Almost

a year ago I was offered a position with KS.  There were lots of rumors going around about my company so I started looking, but I fell for the lies my MTSO told and stayed put.  The rumors became fact and I had to find another job.  I just cannot make decent lines with new company.   I went from gross line to 65 characters, which by itself can make 100+ lines a day difference.  The platform is boggy and I prefer to do Ops only, but doing everything but due to my scheduled work time and the tight TAT of Ops and I'm just not happy.

I  was hired for an acute care account doing Ops at KS, but I can't remember any of the other details (other than of course pay).   I'm thinking about calling them to see what they may have to offer (they said call if I changed my mind), but don't want to have to start all over again only to find myself in the same situation I'm currently in with no able to make lines.

Also, what kind of Expander can you use.   New job uses SH and I really don't like it. 



New TTer, struggling to make lines. Are they flexible on this
Uhoh .. does that mean it is difficult to make the 1300 lines per day sm

required for the 10 cpl?  I was in high hopes ... sigh. 

Thanks so much for your help/input.

Make sure you email Michael Moore about
Nobody can make up an alternative email address for her!
An alternative email address can only be made up by the account holder himself.
Very neg. posts about TH - running out of work, getting nasty when you don't make your lines. TC
Make sure you ask what the required lines per day is. Could be 1200-1800 or higher. nm
Incentive tier isn't so good when it's hard to make lines. I'm about
When you run out of work doyou have to make up lines/hours to keep bennies? (nm)
Leave email address, make one up, hotmail, etc.
Low line counts - difficult to make 1200 lines in 8 hours. sm
25 years of experience as an Acute Care MT and I had a difficult time getting 200 lph with Bayscribe. Any other accounts with other companies, I could easily transcribe 350-400 lph. Not at MDI - very difficult. I loved the account, but again it was difficult to get a decent line count.

It doesn't matter if you pay me 11 cpl if I can't get a decent line count. Couldn't take the 3 x day e-mails either.
Bayscribe stinks!
I also got put on 2 atrocious ESL accts with them last year. Couldn't make any lines. These dudes
Make a phone call. Too important to leave to email. nm
It's longer than the "standard" 65-char. line so will take you longer to make those lines!
think, people! If she does 250 lines/hour, same docs daily, will make $15/hour
Thanks, but no thanks. Thank you for letting me know. - nm
Okay, thanks for letting us know!!!

Okay, thanks for letting us know!!!

Thanks for letting us know!
I happen to work for an excellent MTSO as an IC, never miss a paycheck, EVER. There are others not so lucky. If it were not for checking on this board, how on earth would we know who to trust? We need to keep each other informed. Great job!
Thank you for letting me know!
Thank you for letting us know! (sm)

Thanks for the information!  I bet she is bombarded with people!  Hope to hear something soon...

Thank you!

Thanks for letting me off the hook. nm
ex QA mgr lost her job for letting cat out of the bag...
and that is then I found another job as well.
Thanks for letting me know! Congrats to you too...
I wait for that knock on the door every day :). It is like Christmas is coming or something. Looking forward to starting. Thanks again for letting me know.
Thanks for letting TT'ers know...
I have almost 40 years of experience and was quoted 4.5 cpl on editing, AND I have been with TT for a few years already.  Now I know I have a bargaining edge since you are being paid 6.5 cpl.  How in the world did you manage that?  I would definitely try editing for that, with the incentives and all.  So glad you posted this.  I really do not want to leave the company. 
Are you asking a question or just letting
just letting people out there
know a little more about the company.  It was discussed that no one could find anything about the company and I made a post that could provide a starting point that was not speculative for someone's future search.  Didn't mean to be smarmy at all. 
Thanks for letting us know what you found out NM