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You mentioned that you worked for a really great

Posted By: wondering on 2009-08-26
In Reply to: Exactly the same, IMO - MDI-MT, former Q

company that was acquired by MQ.  Was it L&H?  I worked for them and they were wonderful.  After the merge, everything was different than what was said in the initial conference call, so I left and went to Transcend.  Was not happy there at all, so I went to MDI-MD.  This is the same thing all over again.  Not a happy camper.

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I worked for a temp agency for 3 years..LOVED it. Just worked. No counts, no hassels, GREAT pay..
No benefits at the time.  I even learned pathology while temping (8 months on that assigment).  I loved the variety, the ability to say I'm not available such and such time.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I didn't need benefits.
Read down the board. Mentioned just 2 posts below yours and mentioned
multiple times this week. 
Great little company..I worked there for a short time, IC, and pay always on time, great owner too!
I had good dictators, they use FTP, and I had a 12-hour window to return the work.
I worked for them several years ago and they were great but
I've seen postings that they use outdated equipment and programs that make it difficult to keep up with a decent line count.

But when I worked there I was very happy.
If you never worked there, then how do you know they're great?
I have worked for them for three years - great place.
Excellent pay and benefits. PTO is better than most companies. They match our 401-K. I like my account and my TL.

Feel free to e-mail me for more information.
I agree, it's a great company! I have worked
at many places, but Transcend is the best. No company is perfect, but I have been very happy here.
Of those, I've only worked for MDI-MD, and they're GREAT...
Good luck on your decision. Sounds like you have some great opportunities from which to choose. Go with your instincts and I'm sure you'll do fine.
Truckdriver woman? I worked with her before, she was a great boss to me.
I have and it worked great for me using mouse controls. No prob.
Worked for them years ag. GREAT people to work for. nm
I have worked for them for about six months. They're great! Work is always there and sm

pay is always on time.  They're very nice to work with, too. 

I only worked there briefly, but great people, and pay always on time. sm

They do have a thing where you have to get a paper check for the first 90 days, then you can have direct deposit.   The account that I was on used ExText.

Hope this helps.  Good luck. 

I guess I have been lucky to have worked for 3 great companies. The only problem with the 2 before
is that they both were sold to companies that were not U.S. only and I refuse to work for any company the sends work offshore.

I am happy at Keystrokes and know that others are too. I have gotten everything promised to me, even though I must admit that I do not ask for much. I just want to do my work and leave my desk when done and then get paid for what I did.

I hope you find a great company that fits your needs. It must be horrible to be burnt enough times that you have to doubt everyone. I feel like that in my love life (divorced 3 times).
Webmedx fits that bill, great company, great benefits, great pay and always on time. NM
Great company, great boss, great account!!!nm
It's the big O not the one you mentioned
Yes, it was mentioned... SM
and explained. Transition to new MTSO not going smoothly -- acct could come back at some point but DO NOT hold your breath! Bottom Line: Same-old, same-old -- Onward and upward, think positive, etc. No dramatic announcements other than big push to get everyone on same platform. :-))
EMR...should have mentioned

Our EMR system did cut down on some things for us typists.  The medications and allergies were already in the patient's chart and therefore pulled through into the document (office visit letter) that the doctor created himself the day of the visit.  If there were changes to those meds, he would dictate the changes.  If there were no changes, he would state that.  That was one less thing for us to type.  It didn't change things for us greatly because we got paid hourly, but I'm sure that would cut lines out of someone who gets paid production.  It was a very new concept for our office at the time.  We had 21 physicians and 7 NP's so I can safely say half hated it and half loved it.  Some doctor's refused to go completely paperless and would always ask us to print hard copies of the latest test results and that allowed them to not have their faces glued to a laptop and actually pay attention to the patient.  I have not yet experienced the EMR/EHR system as an actual patient.  I'm sure I would be really alarmed at not getting to spend time with my doctor and instead only see the top of their head as they are clicking around in my virtual chart.  There are definitely pros and cons and I can see both.  As for it completely wiping out transcriptionists -- I have my doubts.  Dragon software years ago was supposed to have wiped us out as a profession and look what happened to that.  I know VR is a huge thing, but that too is still creating jobs.  I tend to be more optimistic.  The only thing constant in this world is change and we have 2 choices -- embrace that change and roll with the punches or sit and complain about it and make things worse.  Nothing is ever certain so I guess we will just have to wait and see.  No one can predict the future.

It has been mentioned that some
companies have increased the cpl when the client requires VBC.
The companies you mentioned
Company 1: Good company if you like ESLs. They have lots of accounts in areas that teem with ESLs. For them, I would choose QA.

Company 2: This company has had more conflicts than Carter's liver pills, and the turnover is outrageous. The problem is that they are always out of work. They overhire, then nobody has any work. Lots of big wheels. Public company and making millions but the MLS's as they call them don't get the money. They promote from within. They are going to speech recognition and cutting pay in half. Forget them totally.

Company 3 outsources like crazy and hires people who don't know what they are doing. Just started decent benefits. Moving to speech recognition. They do not stay in "touch" with the real workers who keep them afloat. If you are not an insider you will go nowhere with them. Forget them.

Company 4: I would shoot for a QA or editing job since you have the experience. There is some pettiness but you don't have to be that way and the managers don't expect you to be. Good benefits and stable company.

Even with some of the problems mentioned here,
It was mentioned on this board that they -sm
never pay on time, so I wasn't in the least surprised when they told me about their payment method.
No one has mentioned my company yet
LOL!!! Sad, but true... Don't like my company either.
Several people have mentioned that they have
been hired for the account.  I have also been hired for the account. 
P.S. You mentioned archives
when you searched.  I believe that will give you only older info.  Try searching without going into the archives - you'll find some more recent posts, some negative, some positive.  Just confirming again, though, that my experience has been very positive.
Do you have to use their computer still? Mentioned somewhere in
The ESL load has been mentioned as being a very
Me too - Transtech was never mentioned by OP
Here's a few places that have been mentioned..sm..
Accuscribe, DSG, Echo Sten-Tel, Execuscribe (just started using it recently), InTouchMI, MQ, and VanBelkum.
No name was mentioned and how many people
even know who the recruiter was. 
I don't get it. This Kim person is mentioned all
I guess you don't want to say anything against someone here.  There is also Debbie mentioned for TransTech.   
As I mentioned in another post...sm

what a great way for terrorist organizations to infiltrate the US.

exactly. That's why I also mentioned POOL
Quite a few posters have mentioned doing this..nm

Which one mentioned hourly?
Was it M.L. or was it the female? Just curious. I can't understand why they won't pull the escription MTs who don't have work - over to the Dictaphone accounts that they are scrambling to hire for.

It seems really dumb to lose some of those MTs because they are quitting due to no work and then be desperately trying to find new hires for the dictaphone accounts.

They are only making things worse because those lies are catching up with them and they will have fewer and fewer people applying because the word is out.
ok.. but names were mentioned x2
A name was mentioned x2 in the tts nasty post and was not removed...
It's so important to her that she mentioned it not once
Maybe it's just my perception, but that post came off as really pretty arrogant. I know things can be conveyed wrong in writing but she does not sound like she would be a pleasant person to work for, that's for sure. The whole tone of the post made me go EEK...
All those "occupations" you mentioned are

fine but most businesses, even small mom and pop ones, have so many hoops to jump through to even get started. Then there's the ugly taxes to pay, too.

I'm trying to figure out a business I could get into without all the crap. Sick of all the hoops. Even crafters have to have a license if they sell at shows and our farmer's market has the list of names of everyone that has a stand there that they must turn over to the government if asked, even if someone is just trying to make a buck in something temporary, like selling all their attic treasures.

I'll be able to retire soon. DH says I better sign up as soon as I can, but I'm still paying off bills after his surgery, so it's impossible. I need another 3 years to get on top. Anyway, when I didn't pay SS taxes for 3 years (no job), my SS $$ went down from $1000 to $200 a month and after 10 years, I'm now at the $800 /month mark now. Who can live on that?


I already work at the first one you mentioned and leaving for
as mentioned, not a big demand for it whatsoever - sm
because of the fact that it can be outsourced. However, there are hospitals in very very remote areas that do not want to or cannot outsource, usually a very small hospital with outdated equipment, etc., - those were the travel assignments.
Forgot about benefits you mentioned. I don't have
their benefits so I don't know how they work or what the requirement is to get them.  It is much cheaper to purchase an individual policy in most cases when you work for any MT company.  Very rarely do they actually have good insurance.
You mentioned benefits. They only hire ICs.
I have no desire to go to MQ, never mentioned it in my post. nm
Don't Precyse and the other company you mentioned
How can you be so defensive? nothing was mentioned about India -nm
Plus, their QA on the account you mentioned is INSANE
If you're not one of their personal favorites, they will keep picking, picking, picking, tearing your work apart making sure you have at least a few errors - you know earth-shattering, life-threatening ones like putting a comma somewhere they don't approve of, just to make SURE you don't get that highest pay rate. Then next time you change it to what they said it was supposed to be last time it's wrong that way too - you have to have mistakes on your reports you know!

Power trip from hell, and messing with people.

No thanks.
Are they still in business? They used to be mentioned years ago on MTD. nm
No competitive website was mentioned by
name. Someone asked where something was posted and I said it was posted at another job website.

That told nothing. It could have been one in a million places.

They did?!! How long has this been in place? Never see it mentioned in their ads. Sure it was
They have been mentioned frequently lately. Read
the archives and you'll find lots of answers.