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any company that requires YOU to pay THEM is a scam

Posted By: XO on 2005-11-25
In Reply to: Telerecruiting Admin Services - baloneyamputation

never ever would you have to pay a STAFFING AGENCY to keep you on a list. The only time you should pay for work is if you are hiring a headhunter to do the search for you.

P.S. I'm not yelling - ... just in case anyone feels that they need to jump down my throat.

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If a company requires a set number of hours,
production, or schedule then they cannot classify the MT as an IC and the MT cannot say she is an IC per IRS. They are to be treated as an employee, PT or FT, whatever the case may be.
We just covered this on the main board - probably a scam company -sm
In the past I have seen their ads (in every state) saying you can make mega $$$. However it is believed that they are XXXXX under a new name in order to get new victims. The company itself is actually in XXXXX, they say you have to buy the software they use $400 from another company (which they own too but have it hidden well). They then string you along with tests and practice dictation (which I suspect is real dictation) but you never get paid as you have passed the test, nor will you ever be quite good enough to pass. I know a few people that have done it, get strung along for 6 months or more then finally give up, eating the $400. So make a fuss and get their money back, reporting them to the BBB. As for no info, that is not good, if no phone number or address, or they make you buy stuff, steer clear.
scam..scam..thank ya maam..
I wholeheartedly agree - i am totally digusted by the audacity of these people who assume that everyone is dumb as a rock and will send them money..I have heard reports that some people HAVE sent them money, and it just amazes me that some people actually believe them!
Transhealth requires 2 yrs nm
There is at least 1 facility that requires US MTs only.
It is actually their largest account. I worked for them a few years ago and worked another service that did this same hospital. This hospital is very picky and absolutely will not allow any offshore work. I guess they will have to keep all US MTs on that particular account in order to keep it.

I would invite all DRC MTs to come on over to TransTech, you will find a home here.
I believe TT requires 5 years
It is SO unbelievable...this job requires
us to constantly keep up with the new procedures, meds, surgical instruments, etc., it is a constant learning curve...and it just kills me that these companies offer less and less money every year...been doing this for 20 years now and it has really gone down-hill! Someone needs to understand what it takes to become a skilled acute care transcriptionist! Maybe the Feds can help us out...they're doling out billions to wealthy investors these days...
Do you really think that this profession requires MORE than others? sm
Come on, nurses, teachers, most other *professions* have to keep CEs updated, etc. Wages are stagnant in *most* fields right now, not just this one.

If you feel like a victim, find something that makes you happier and feel empowered. That's not anything but truth.
you must not have made the grade. He requires
very high quality work, but pay is worth it.
that employer requires employees not to say anything on the
Nothing wrong with that. Their work requires someone with
that set in stone requirement.
MDI-MD only requires a line count (sm)

commitment and they are now getting some accounts that are internet-based.

Anyone know if Silent Type requires you to fly to NJ? sm

If so, I hate to waste my time (and theirs) by even applying. 


Honestly, I am not sure, but since the hospital requires it and I have been through one before..
they just checked to make sure you didnt have a criminal background. The way I understood is that companies in which they require you to handle money i.e. financial companies, banks etc.. require credit check. I had one once when I applied for an insurance company as I would be paying medical claims. So, I really think the hospital will not require this.
Most of my ME work requires little editing.
I still come out ahead on it.

We have our own speech recognition software called DocQspeech.

I like it.

I make 8.75 cpl for my transcription and 7 cpl for my editing. I have greater production on my ME work, though, so that I make a fair amount more when I do edit work than with transcription.
BOS is a ripoff, as well. If your MTSO requires - sm
you to have it, do like I did and buy a used CD of it on ebay instead of that expensive book. (OR, if you've got a friend with the CD, maybe they could make a copy for you).
Webmedx requires only 2 years.
I don't think anyone requires 2400 transcribed
lines daily. Where I work, to maintain FT status we are required 1200 lines a day/6000 a week.
Keystrokes requires C-phone? NM
MDI-MD requires 1 weekend day commtiment.
I don't think the OP wants any weekend work. Phoenix Medcom doesn't do weekends, so even though their pay is not the best, they'd still likely be able to accommodate her schedule much better, I think.

Does anyone know if Shapin requires weekend work? Thanks! NM

MQ requires 24 hours per week for PTO benefits.nm.
Allegiant requires 500 lines per day rather than set # of hours
Medical transcription is an industry that REQUIRES sm
patient transcription to be completed within a specific amount of time for proper patient care. MT is not carpentry or house painting or any other industry where human welfare is not at stake. Therefore, IC in MT terms is different than those others and must have MTs transcribing at the times they commit to in order to get the work done for proper patient care.

If you want to do your work on your own time, get your own accounts and see what happens if you don't stick to a schedule.

My account requires a second phone line (nm)

If your employer requires you follow BOS2, then you would have to
follow it or be in danger of losing job as your QA would be way down percentage wise.
Requires Windows Live Messenger
Spheris requires $250 deposit, which is returned to you when
Opti-Script only requires 3 years
I left MQ for them at the end of the summer and could not be happier.  There is an ad at the top of the job seeker's board, although I am not sure they are hiring right now. 
MedQuist requires 1200 lines a day
I do voice recognition and am only required to do 1200 lines a day, 12,000 per pay period.
At least Transtech requires only 1 weekend per month
That is why everybody wants to work there plus the fact that you are seen as an equal and not harassed to death.
YES it requires more, well-know 50% med. error rate in hospitals nm,
. We have much more to know and keeping educating across the board than most medical people as we cross across ALLL medical/surgical specialities and related disorders/meds/products etc that go with them
I believe I read that Radiologix requires you to train in-house. FYI. nm
HIPAA requires damage, not just a loose report...
and HIPAA has basically no teeth anyway. You are talking itty bitty fines like $500. Which is less than $600 a year for liability.Everyone gets their undies in a knot about HIPAA...the only thing ever close to a HIPAA violation was that Indian MT trying to get paid.  So let's get reasonable about HIPAA violations.
Flex time requires a schedule. Crazy huh?
There is nothing to like about MQ at this point in time. So many people work there because the company needs people but the turnover of people is pretty significant. Be very leery of the pool. It is murky and will not allow you to make money because in that pool are thousands of client profiles you must read to see how to format the report before you can even begin to transcribe and make money. After you read this client profile, you may not see the client again for weeks which was a waste of your time. The speech recognition program is the worst requiring many corrections at a reduced rate of transcribed reports. No one can make real money with the disadvantages MQ gives you to worQ with.
Vince, thank you so much for posting and with specific details. I worked for a similar company and had a great deal of trouble getting paid. I wished then that I had known about a board like this and been warned! Now I research any prospective jobs/companies on these boards before I accept. Again, thank you for the warning!:)
They did, but it was a SCAM!!
Their scam was hiring at $15 an hour and then not having any work, trying to starve you away, and then firing you for no reason because you confronted them on cutting your time-sheet hours in half. Thats right!!! Went in and changed the total amount of hours each day and put in half of it, so that sounds like a SCAM to me!
I got the same exact thing. I just deleted it because I smell a big SCAM too.
If they ask you for money!
Ditto -- Or if they ask you to work off a setup fee. You'll be setup alright!
They most certainly are a scam, they just try
to hide behind an MT business and software business.   With all the complaints with the BBB and even articles in magazines and work at home sites warning about them.  They didn't get all that from being an upstanding company. 
I read an article about a mortgage scam operator. He would post job ads for engineers with great benefits, salary, etc. And then call them and get info like SS# and salary etc. Because the people thought they were applying for jobs they told him everything. Then he applied for credit and mortgages in their names and got milliions of $. It was sad because people are so desperate for a good job they just don't think to be cautiuous.

Maybe anybody who sent in a resume should keep an eye on their credit reports.
Would you believe that I posted the response below about it being a SCAM to not only get the same email message from this company. Something sounds very fishy here! Don't you love the hourly range they give you without even testing you or nothing.
Got one too! Definitely a scam - nm
scam definitely

Out of curiosity, I too applied.  That has scam written all over it, and you will notice that it is gone off the board now.  NEVER, NEVER do anything that involves you opening an account for someone else, giving them your personal information, etc.  My husband is a VP for a bank and he says every day he gets people who come in with checks that they want to cash from these internet lottery winnings where they just have to cash the check and then send them so much of the check but they can keep $1200 of the money just for their time.  Then they will receive their big payment, but the reality is in the meantime, they have cashed a bad check and now they are out the money they sent in a cashier's check to the scam artist and they have to cover the amount of the bad check which is most often $5000 dollars or so.  Funny enough when my husband explains this to most people, they get mad at him for not cashing the check, because they soooooo want to believe they really won the lottery not to mention they sooooo want the $1200 they could get right away.  Never mind the fact that he just actually saved them $5000 + money in NSF fees.  At any rate, be careful out there, the world is FULL of scam artists just waiting to steal your hard earned money!!  Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas All!!

NOT a scam
I did do my research. Ameriplan has a terrific rating with the BBB. Just where did you get your info??
What's the scam? nm

A man contacted me saying he had a job opening. Used my information, falsified my resume (i am a new mt), set up an interview with a company, wanted me to lie about my experience, and wanted ALL contact to go through him.  He had set up a fake yahoo account and was communicating with this company as me, I had no knowledge of it. He would only communicate with me through yahoo messenger. Come to find out he is from Nigeria, not sure how he was going to make money off of me, but very fishy. Be very careful, it is amazing that people can do things like this.
Are they a scam?
Part of being a good MT is doing your research. Start here, research past posts, Google them, call the BBB in your areas, call local hospitals and ask if they would hire anyone with their so-called education, which is about as worthless as something that fell out of a Cracker Jack box. RUN!
I tried it and it is a scam. After about a week, they sent 2 fake money orders for $950 each for petty cash and then want you to take $1500 to Western Union.
Stay away from J at MedTrans of America!   Many posts in the archives about her not paying her MTs or having checks from her bounce.