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have you been with Spheris since before they changed

Posted By: insurance and lowered cpl by 1 cent? no message on 2007-05-17
In Reply to: Yes, I make 9 cpl too, but the insurance - still reeks.


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The owners haven't changed, MT supe hasn't changed
I've been in their office. I know the people. It is a sweat shop and you will never be paid a decent amount or get respect. You won't know which is a good or a bad day for the person you report to until you literally get yelled at.

They have to offer bonuses because their reputation is that bad and nothing has changed. You may get work that has been recorded 3 times from some of the worst accounts you could ever imagine. They take accounts no one else will touch. That hasn't changed.
They changed buildings so maybe the phone number also changed...
They are still going strong...
I still feel like a team player of Spheris, as the shackle scars are still on my legs! Spheris was

Micromanaged to the microsecond, or ms!  Horrible. And part of a team?  Total opposite - part of a team as in prison.

Don't imply you're worried at all. Just stating fact that Spheris does NOT allow a Spheris MT
work concurrently for MQ - no exceptions.  MQ, on the other hand, does not have the same feelings as Spheris.  Just all I had to say so that MTs aren't misled into thinking they can do the same "legally". Even went to the ropes on this issue with Spheris, as I was professional as well, and wouldn't share info, etc. The point they raised was that MQ is their direct #1 competition, and if I was typing for MQ and doing great work, that was in direct conflict of interest with Spheris' best interests.  Guess which one I obviously stuck with!!
Thank you, Spheris recruiter! Anybody wanna place a bet that there are lots of Spheris
HELP WANTED ads on the job board?? So funny!! Out of the blue, Spheris, we love you!! Lets all run and apply NOW!!
I also know Spheris would fire you if they knew you worked for MQ. That is a BIG NO with Spheris!
They seem to have changed since I did..
I worked for them 6 years ago. I was an employee, I see now on their website they only hire ICs. I was very happy with them, basically could work when I wanted as long as the reports were back when due. However, they somehow decided that their pay scale was unfair to new hires, so those of us who had been there, got knocked down to the new hire scale and everyone basically had to start from scratch to level the playing field. I quit shortly after, was not going to take a pay cut. I believe at this same time they also started sending some stuff offshore, not something I was ready to deal with. If they still have the same owners (I think the guys name was Ed), I found him to be very rude and only interested in himself and his $$. I believe about 6 of us all quit at the same time because they downright rude. I am now with a big national and making about double what I did with Accutype because of better systems and support.
So nothing has changed...
Thanks for the headsup guys. I passed the test with them and received an email, but I guess nothing has changed from past posts.

Thanks again
I see nothing has changed in the last
year since I left MDI. This is exactly how they operate on every level. A lot of people don't mind but I stayed for way to long and have a much better position now without all the drama from MDI! Good luck to you.
Pay Changed
I also agree that you should not take the job, but if they did offer to come up to the original offer I would still not take it. In my mind, this is a either a very unorganized company or a manipulative company and either way it is unlikely things would change once actually working for them.
Must have changed
Their training period used to be for 4 weeks--it must have changed within the last year.
Unless it has changed
you get paid for training what you will be paid for when out of training.
i changed this yr from emp to IC (SE)
left the Q for another job...and i'd have to suggest job #2. I have been an employee for several decades, and wish i would have found the joy and freedom of being an IC-type years ago. I have my medical insurance through BC/BS of my state, and do that so i am free to change jobs if i want to. I get a little higher deductible and the premium is not so bad. As far as a computer, i decided to have a backup for my desktop and just yesterday purchased a laptop online from Circuit City (sale goes off today) for a toshiba A215-S4697, $600 (includes printer/wireless router/security software). That's less than half of what i invested in my desktop. Maybe that would be of interest to you? Feel free to e/m me if i can be of any further help. Either way, good luck!!
looks like nothing has changed much...
the owner gave me some sob story about how she wouldn't make any money if she paid us more than 1.5 cents/line to edit. PLEASE!!
Unless they have changed
since last year when I worked for them, and I doubt they have,stay away from them. They STILL call me and want me to call them and act as though I never worked for them before; I worked there 4 months. Cannot understand any of them when you need to talk to someone, never had any work even after they promised there would be plenty of work. I finally threw in the towel and left. Couldn't feed the family that way. I definitely do not wish this company upon anyone.
Could have changed but..
I elected NOT to take a position with them because the pay was the worst ever. They had VR accounts that they paid 1.5-2 cpl on I believe. There is NO way I'd do ANY work for that.
Nothing has changed.
They have told some that they have 'optimized' their work pool to eliminate the cesspool, but we are STILL getting cesspool. Nothing but empty promises.
May be old but NOTHING has changed
She must have changed!!!!!!sm
This woman must have changed! She was the most moody, strange, and rude person years ago when we worked at the same company.  But I think back then, she had a substance abuse problem. not sure
I think she changed her name.
I read old posts, but don't remember specifics.  I think it was something about work drying up.
JLG has not changed
Their QA staff is rude and not helpful.
Unless the law has changed
it is the physician's responsibility to ensure that the record is correct when his name is signed to it.  I used to have a dictator who always ended his dictation with I have signed but have not read this document or something like that.  Every time  I typed it I thought fool!
They changed their name, was it Healthscribe before? If so
they don't pay very well. 
MDI-MD MTs: Has something changed with Bayscribe?

very consistently without pushing myself too hard, 300 lph if I did push myself.  But 250 without much effort.  The last several weeks I seem to only get 200 to 220 lines per hour just transcribing leisurely, and even when I push myself I have not been able to get up to 300 lph; more like 250 when I push myself.  I don't get it.  I have worked there for a few years.  I have been with Bayscribe since it started.  I'm just wondering if headers aren't being counted anymore or something.  And I do copy the document and paste it into Word and do a line count on it, and the line count comes out the same - but there is definitely something different.  I have always loved MDI but I just can't survive on 200 lph and I'm going to have to go back to my own accounts if it keeps up like this.

I was just wondering if anyone else had noticed a difference?

Changed my mind
I believe they have changed the policy about (sm)
bonus lines for reaching next level. 
Pay Rates Have Not Changed -
It must have been the level of the account.
How long ago did you use it? All of that has changed
No, I asked to be changed.
I changed my mind too sm

I thought it was just me. 


She offered me a position, but I chose not to accept the position because she was very rude.

Has Transcend changed its name to
Another example of how this industry has changed -

that's why many are leaving this profession.  After 10 years, that is how you're treated.  It's a shame - and very degrading.

I hear you. A lot has changed.
Would love to go back to an in-house job, however, in-house jobs are scarce. I just interviewed 2 days ago for a local hospital. She graded my test right in front of me and said I did excellent on the test and took me around to meet everyone in the office. Howeveer, she did tell me another person is being considered who lives 300 miles away but is willing to relocate. She obviously couldn't find a hospital job where she lives. Slim pickings. Also, hospitals are now on production requiring as much as nationals in most cases. It's something else.
Unless things have changed, no, you have to sn
use the Bayscribe spellcheck.
Pay isn't good and they have changed

how they pay multiple times.   Sound quality is bad.  They offshore.  Owner seems nice.  I don't remember anything else.  I was offered an MTposition, which I declined.  About a month later she called me and said they were offshoring and the dictation was surprisingly good and she was looking for more QA people.  I did some test files before I knew they offshored work (had only been doing it about a month), but as soon as I started reviewing the work I knew it was offshore work because surprising good it wasn't. 

You can check the archives for more info.   They used to go by another name, but I can't remember what it was. 

I see things have NOT changed there!
SOS - same old stuff, different company.
The insurance changed and it is not
Nothing has changed, same old garbage
day in and day out. Just no raises.
The platform has changed (sm)
I work there currently. You do use an FTP site to get your job for the day and patient lists. Then you use Chartnet to download, transcribe and send back your work. Very user-friendly. Depending on the doctor, sometimes you do have to search for demographic info (i.e., doctor's names that are not built into the system) but other than that it's very easy. Pay is weekly, direct deposit, reliable. People are great and very supportive. Pay is a little low for IC but at least you can count on getting work and getting paid. Hope this helps!
The name changed happened probably at
least 2 years ago.  If you have been around the boards for a while this has all been discussed. 
Actually they were TSI, changed to SmartMed. They
are NOT an offshore company, though at one time they did offshore work.  I read recently that the work is no longer offshored. 
Maybe things have changed
for the better since the buyout last year. But, what you describe is not what they sent me in their information packet.
Totally changed
I have to agree with the above. I worked for TT for 4 years and just left about 6 weeks ago. TT used to be an excellent company, but it has totally changed.
things have changed...
They did have Future Net when I was there, which is the best platform the have, but they had other accounts there were still on the old DOS Word Perfect, which seemed weird to me. Anyway, the ASR must be new. There was slso a lot of game playing going on when I was there, which is an understatement, and I will just leave it at that!
things have changed...
I had been with Focus since May and there were the American employees, as far as MTs and staff, but most of the team leaders were Indian and I am sure they had the Indian MTs as well.  In May 2008 all the American MTs received letters that they were bought by Nuance and that all ICs would have to become employees.  Just recently, all of the Indian team leads have been let go, so I am not sure what this means, but it does not appear that they are Indian owned anymore.  The funny thing is prior to this a whole American QA team had been let go, so very confusing.  The Indian team leads are being replaced with American tead leads now.  I had no problem with having Indian team leads, as they were great to work with and respected our work.  I did not have a bad experience at Focus during my time there, but the changes going on now are confusing and I am curious how things will turn out.  They were my first company, so I wish them the very best.
Yes. I think they just changed it to 3 years. nm
Hope they changed
They were the pits.
Our company changed our pay at the
request of the client to make us more competitive. In other words, if they didn't lower their cost to the client they were leaving.
OSi hasn't changed
I just left there because of the VR and the low work volumes. They aren't offshoring, I can tell you for sure. I can tell you also that the work is still very low, the VR pay is terrible and forget it about communication, and yes they still micromanage through the IM.
must have changed fast
Just talked to them Wednesday and was told hourly with shift differential for QA and by the line for regular editing.
Maybe she changed her ways
Well, she wasn't like that before. She was very rude towards my situation and could care less about my husband being in surgery.