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well that is why this second statement i made said "need to clarify"...

Posted By: MtMom29 on 2007-04-20
In Reply to: You eluded to the fact that training was paid - anon

I would never want to give this company a bad name and that is why I clarified the first statement I made, so people would not get the wrong idea...and no I am not management...

you have a nice weekend and a pleasant day.... :)

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Statement made that **** is SM
now working for Softscript.  I thought she was working for Precyse.  I know none of this actually matters, I'm just wondering. 
That statement never made by the OP
She said she sucked it up.
MT seamstress made a statement based on her experience.
Why should MT Seamstress be worried about the feelings of others when this man obviously cared nothing about HER feelings.  I am not married to an offshore man but I have had dealings with them in the business world and MTS. experience is very typical of what I have seen also. Maybe your DH is the exception. One bases one's opinion on what they have seen and experienced and third world men, as I have been exposed to, lie, manipulate and treat women with no respect or regard. Are you saying you have NOT eperienced this with any of the offshore men you come in contact with regarding, maybe not DH himself, but other men in DH family or circle of friends? 
I do not understand the hostility either. I didn't "need" a gift from Keystrokes, sm

but I have to say that I love my t-shirt and the fact that they thought to send it.  Would I still think it is a great company if they had not have sent anything?  You betcha.  And does my feeling of self-worth ride on whether or not I get an atta boy?  Of course not.  But those little things are a nice touch and very much appreciated.  I have not been working at KS long enough to have done anything yet, plus I have been a bit poverty stricken lately, but in the past, I have occasionally sent chocolates or something to the head office to show MY appreciation too.  It is a 2-way street.  When you have a good working relationship, it doesn't hurt every now and then to say thanks ... I appreciate all you do.  Just my opinion.  

Hope everyone is having a nice Memorial Day weekend.  Time to forget the nastiness and just relax and enjoy life. 

The archives are full of specifics. Lots of details that should take care of your "need". NM
Regarding SS statement.....sm
This happened to me but I was actually working in the hospital. On a SS statement, they had me down for 0 dollars for a year...and this was 15 years ago. Since the hospital had merged and those records are nowhere to be found, I simply took my W2 down to the local SS Administrative offices and told them...they wanted to contact this employer but I told them good look, they no longer exist..and that if the fed gov took my W2, they certainly should...so they did and corrected it. Take your W2 down there pronto and get it straightened out for yourself.

As far as your 401K, you should have been receiving quarterly statements from the company responsible for handling your 401K. Medware has a private company handling this...so do you have your statements? You should contact that company and ask them what's going on.
Also, regarding this statement I will not work for a competitor for the next 12 months--basically stating that I will not begin to work for any company in the MT business and that I will not try to start my own business. Most companies need to give you an area (ex so many miles) that you would not work in. So try and get a definition of that statement as well.
I do not get your last statement..

what do you mean do not over committ, be conservative, but they appreciate when you go over your lines?  Thanks! 

Yes, I think in your last statement
Do not sign a contract that has you comply to a certain amount of lines because that is employee status.  I'm very flattered that you took the time to answer and copy and past, etc., but I am just stating my opinion and how IC should work if you are truly an IC.  A company cannot dictate hours, number of lines, minutes, set schedules, or anything of the such.  The only agreement signed is usually the fact that you will be contracting for that particular company and not try to take their accounts and also go along with the privacy act for patients.  I have never seen a contract for an IC that states you MUST do a certain amount of lines in a certain timeframe.  If there is a contract that states these terms, then you are considered an employee according to IRS guidelines because that is considered control. 
What I was saying was her statement of a 30-day (sm)
waiting period for payment with Proveros was incorrect. So I stated the real truth, which, however one views it, could be good, bad or indifferent.
Your statement is probably the most
idiotic one that I have heard in a long, long time. There is no one that could just spell check and make corrections there. I can tell you probably hate the idea of going on VR although seem to be headed that way because your post is so off the wall. Your behind would be out the door in no time if trying to send in work like you state. I am laughing at you and anyone else should who reads your ridiculous posting.
That is an ignorant statement
Where can this statement be found?
Please qualify that statement..have you ever used DQS?sm
just tell me please before I jump into another rediculous platform full of demo screens to wade through before actual transcription.
This last statement is not entirely true. nm
That--and make a statement with your OWN
What a judgmental statement!!
Sounds to me like you could use some help with your manners too, Miss Southern Politeness! I'm willing to bet you've never even been to Pittsburgh but you seem to know how RUDE everyone is there.

What makes you an expert on regional manners and attitudes?
I agree with your statement!
Yes, there must be a dozen of transcription companies constantly running ads every day, week, or month for the same type of job, etc. You would think they would save all of the hundreds of resumes they get the first time, but I guess that's another story. This job is a scary field today than it was 10 or 20 years ago. With so many jobs being outsourced to India or going straight to voice recognition, I cannot even imagine getting a decent salary with everything going on. It's very scary. I think medical billing/insurance is the next Career Step we should take because there seems to be tons of jobs out there since all doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, etc., want to get paid!!! Might be something for us to think about down the road before transcription gets phased out.
Problem with your statement is
that in this job, I 10 years ago I was making twice what I make now. All my expenses have gone up, but earning power has gone down. How am I supposed to have a spotless credit record when they send my job over to India (happened with no notice at one medium-sized MTSO), raise my medical and dental ins. rates and deductibles, require me to furnish my own computer, my own internet connection, while they cut my pay rate by not paying for headers and footers, then not paying for spaces and returns, then redefining what a line is paying me the same rate cpl while making the line longer (esp. since they don't pay for spaces which means I don't get paid for about 1/4th of my keystrokes)?

I don't have awful credit, but I don't have great credit anymore because I have found myself with short paychecks because my employers overhired new MTs, delayed bringing on new accounts, etc. Many other MTs have experienced similar situations. Then, there are family members, and other situations that can result in ruined credit - none of which are any indication of how you handle money or how responsible you are.

They have work references to determine how responsible you are at work, not credit checks.

Besides, these credit bureaus and businesses are always coming up with new ways to mark up everyone's credit anyway. Now they mark it against you if someone checks your credit - absurd. People should raise h--l about the way we are treated in this country. We are treated like commodities for the corporations - as if we are mere consumer units.
The first statement is true. I obviously SM
cannot name names, but I'm talking about large facilities and not small hospitals in small towns. No offense if you live in small town.

I agree with your second comment.
I'd like to correct the statement about ICs (sm)

I'd like to correct the statement about ICs working for other people and not owning their own business.

I own my own business.  I work as an IC for the clients I transcribe for.  I filled out a 1099 and do the same work any other MT does with the exception that I don't work for an MTSO who is making money off me while I'm doing all the work.

I wouldn't dream of trying to acquire a client and then have them hold my hand.  That's why I waited as long as I did to finally go out and get my own accounts. 

you need to back up your statement with Why
I am astonished at your statement
I am 66 years old and I would hope never to have started this job as a newbie, I would just blow the top of my head off. I started transcription in the 70s. What makes you think you know that only newbies like VR?? Surely to God you have better sense than to really think this. I cannot believe what I read here.
From your statement it seems like you are overwhelmed with ASR
I have been working on the same system now for about 5 years and no outsourcing on our job because of it. I still have corrections to make, numbering seems to be an issue some as I have been told the dictators when numbering should all say next and then the machine knows to go to the next number but the dictators do not always do that. I am saying I was told that, do not quote on that point. My pay was never cut 50%, I make over $20+ an hour on voice now and right from the start (again has to do with system and training) our system just seemed to be an exceptional one. Some people do not like, others like me love it. No I am not MTSO, never have been, no I have no stock in the company, no I am not a newbie (30+ years here) and no I am not a slow transcriptionist. Just thought I would answer all the come backs before they appear. The same ones appear over and over as to why a person could possibly like voice. If most at your company entered almost exactly alike, the machine would train itself. If everyone works differently, say 1 person indents for numbering, another does not, then there is the issue. Sorry you have had such unhappy time with your program.
Now I truly realize with that statement
Brillant, hehe. Associating with the group that is having those infamous tea parties- now the postings make sense taking up for her. I get it. What kind of nuts do you like?
Actually .. let me clarify ... lol
They call it Statutory Employee and in describing it (in the contract) stated that "...because a statutory employee works as an independent contractor..." -- so that is where I was getting the IC. Sorry for the confusion on my part.
Can you clarify?

I don't understand what you mean by "in the office." The only people "in the office" are techies, some senior management types (but not even all of those), payroll in Pitts, etc.

I'm thinking through all of the "supervisors" (MT supervisors) and they all work from home. Sorry to hear that you've had a bad experience, but know that they DO have some really good transcription supervisors, and that it's totally an incorrect generalization that a 'bad one' will "be supervising you." 

And, no, I don't work at Webmedx any more. Used to, knew all of the supes very well and worked with them daily. I saw how they dealt with their MTs. All had their strengths and weaknesses.

Try to not generalize in such a negative fashion, okay?  If you have issues, speak directly with the supervisor, or at least say "I have worked with a couple, I didn't enjoy the experience, but I can't speak for every supervisor there." Post responsibly.

I can feel the flames already!

to clarify
I realized when I re-read my post, it might have come across as catty. Didn't mean for it to. I think we're all going to be forced to go with the program or be out of work. It's a shame, but with so many companies going with it, it's either enter a different field (and there are no guarantees anywhere these days) or live with it. I really don't think the politicians on either side are going to fix things anytime soon. Too much money involved.
Just to clarify again...
Employees are statutory, not IC.

Pay during training is for the lines that you complete during training; there is no hourly training pay or anything like that. You may start at a lower rate and then increase within a couple of months. You would have to talk to the recruiter about this. They kind of do everything on a case-by-case basis rather than have blanket policies as far as pay rates go.
I would clarify that as well...sm
I would be difficult for you to keep up with keystroke count if they are limiting what Keystrokes are. Where I work, everything is a keystroke, even the demographics we fill in, spaces, and headers, if we have to add them in. At the 0.001575 rate, you'd be making good money. It's always better to ask questions and clarify what's covered as a keystroke, what's not, and what the daily and pay period quotas are, so if you think it's realistic enough to achieve. Where I work is very fair with that. Once you understand the formula, figuring your paycheck out is easily done.
just to clarify

I have a hard time feeling sorry for someone who fraudulently receives unemployment benefits while working.  Two wrongs don't make a right.  I've had a real rough past few years here trying to recover from Medquist, but I'm proud to say I have been honest in all my dealings on my end.  I work hard and if the company doesn't work, for whatever reason, I move on.  Everyone should realize by now that THE ACCOUNT MEANS EVERYTHING.  Not the company.  Not the line rate.  Not the communications.  If you are on a crappy account, you won't make money.  You can have a low line rate with a great account and make great money.  You can have poor communications with a great account and it doesn't make a difference because everything on the account is crystal clear and you don't have to ask for clarification.  You unhappy Keystrokers got the bad account.  You happy ones have good accounts.  Simple.  Keystrokes probably should unload the bad account, but does any company ever actually do that?  I don't know the answer to that. 


could you clarify this a little more for me, please?

Now, my production put me making the same as full-time in each one but I was officially part-time in each company

Do you mean you were able to produce full time work in parttime hours at both jobs?   I thing I'm going brain dead from job hunting and working.  Forgive me if I am sounding dense here. 

Let me clarify
My figure is based on the fact that Keystrokes does appear to hire MTs that can work independently and are very experienced. Also, compared this with others on the same platform. That could also factor in, so you have a good point as far as platform, differences, etc.
to clarify
They don't really give you holidays off. You can choose to take the holiday off but you have to use your PTO time to cover it.
Let me clarify, since you all don't get it..sm
FLEXIBLE is that I will LEARN and WORK on MANY accounts so that I have plenty of what I want to do! So many will have a primary account and only one secondary. I have TWO primaries and TWO secondaries, and I work all of them in any given week. They are all different with regard to formatting and rules.

Considering that this is FOUR sets of rules, not one or two...considering that this is HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of dictators...and every single specialty that has anything to do with surgery...yup that is bending over backwards because MOST of you would never try it, let alone be able to do it! It is also flexibility because I AM willing to work extra hard to learn my accounts and get it right even if I have not seen that account in a week. Because I can be asked to work on XYZ account at the drop of a hat and manage it, you bet they appreciate me and you can bet I appreciate the fact that this is a two-way street.

I know about a lot of you out there. I have worked other places and I am the MT who ends up cleaning up after you. I do the doctors you won't, I pitch in on my days off because you don't make your line counts or don't show up or didn't work your entire shift. This is NOT every MT but believe me I have seen it all.

I get tired of being accused of not working very hard, of selling myself short working for TT and I am rather offended that I am accused of not being a very good MT. I have been the punching bag for people who are not bright enough to understand my meaning and I am left wondering just how it is that such people call themselves MTs, let alone human beings. I have also been accused of lying because I am here and claim to make my line counts. What, are you jealous that between my 2 jobs I have racked 42,000 lines so far this month and it isn't over yet AND I was here?

Well ladies and I use that term loosely, I am GONE. You are a jealous, rude, nasty group of women and I don't care to be associated with you any longer.
and to clarify
there is a difference on these boards between OSi and OSI, 2 different companies
Pls clarify, OSI or OSi..
These are 2 different companies... OSi is one, OSi is another.  OSI, who knows where they are... OSi is in PA....
Let me clarify
that I in no way mean to cast MDI in a poor light or deter anyone from considering working with MDI.  I am still with them because I think they ARE such a great company, and intend to stay with them for a long time, and I think this work lull will pass soon.  I really don't think the lull is MDI's fault, and I think they have been trying to juggle people so everyone can get some work.  I am here because I think they are a great company to work for, I love my liaisons, love my schedule, etc.  This lull has not been the norm in past years, not that I recall, so it has been a surprise to me.  The fact remains that it has been very REAL on my accounts, and very frustrating, and my paychecks have taken the hit to prove it, at a bad time with the crappy economy and soaring gas prices.  So it really irked me to have someone state that it was nonsense and imply that it never happened/isn't happening. 
Can you clarify
I don't understand ... do I literally type what you have typed here? - then went to start-run-type in cmd- and when it comes up type ping *space* www.google.com ?

Thanks for further claification. :)

Oh please let me clarify,
I am not questioning their line count, only my own ability on most days to achieve it.
Please, let me clarify.

I totally agree with you, but it is getting harder and harder to find non-VR jobs.  If MTs have to do VR, then the only option may be to become as proficient as possible  just to survive.  I recently found a job doing staight typing  because found VR to be a losing proposition.  Being paid considerably less to make a sometimes totally worthless VR program look good is not my idea of a good time.

Sorry, could you clarify?
Is it a 3-cent per line cut or is it a cut TO 3 cpl? 
Just to clarify
I'm not looking. I read here and see so many people unable to find secure, satisfactory employment, and I was wondering where they were getting their job leads from.

The ads on here seem to be recycled weekly so that sort of lets you know that those companies have a pretty active turn-over.

Thanks for the reply tho and sorry I didn't expand the purpose of my question.
Can you clarify
Do you mean pre-made normals coming from the facility/doctor, or normals made by the MT in the expander.

I get paid for both now. Not concerned too much about not getting paid for their normals, but certainly would want to get paid for mine. I can still do 350+ straight typing with my expanders.
Please clarify

Are you saying if we don't catch all the errors (as in correcting everything), we shouldn't be an MT or are you saying we should just accept gobbledy-gook word salad from VR and be happy to deal with it?

I agree with the catching errors, but not with the expectation that every report will be a piece of garbage to be cleaned up and I should be happy to clean it, ectstatic to get 1/3 or 1/2 the pay or I shouldn't be an MT.  No, no, can't agree there.

To clarify...
To clarify how the fraudulent resignation worked is this.  Everyone who works on the account I do knows my first name, last name, and my email address just as I know theirs, as we are sent it along with each and every email we receive from management's cc's.  Therefore, the person created an account with yahoo, as that is where my account is, the person then, knowing my first name and last name, created it to be showing on the outgoing from line.  The person then used my exact email address, but simply left off one number at the end.  I have to say, when the team leader emailed a screen shot of my supposed resignation that she received from the account manager, I sat her scratching my head and staring at it, I knew it was not from me and then of course it wasn't from me, as it wasn't my email address and it showed first and last name on the from line, which I only use my first name on the from line.  Hope this clarifies on how anyone can be a victim of fraud, it is very easy to do once you know the person's name and email address.  Point is, when the company is made aware by me that is not my email address nor did I send in a 2 weeks resignation, why would they choose to accept it?  I can only come up with one reason, they wanted me out!
Sorry-to clarify-$80 or more PER DAY - sm
for that particular day to get calculated into UE benefit eligibility.
Perhaps I should clarify
I asked the question (riddle) to make a point, not to challenge people to say where they shop or don't shop.

In other words, if the shoe doesn't fit you don't need to defend yourself. And if it DOES fit, you still don't need to defend yourself.

I was merely pointing out that the whole issue is VERY complex - trying to give examples, etc.

P.S. When I speak to customer service, if the PERSON on the other end of the phone can help me, I don't refuse to let them do so merely because they are Indian ?? If you want to hate something, I strongly encourage you to direct that passion toward the laws your Congressmen and women have enacted which have created this horrible system we are experiencing.
Your totally erroneous statement about pay was
definitely out of line.
Question on ADP pay statement for DQS work (sm)

My check this time was smaller than I anticipated.  On the old system my weekend bonus lines were included under the bonus heading, this time the only thing there were the NS hour bonuses. 

Before I call payroll I thought I had better find out if this bonus is now included somewhere else.  Maybe we aren't even getting weekend differentials anymore.  Any input before I call and make a fool of myself would be appreciated.

Wanted to correct my statement - sm
I was reading above about the SS tax and now I know what the owner meant! She was telling me that as an IC I pay 15% SS. As an employee, I would only pay 7.5%, since the employer pays the other half. So, I'm fairly certain that GIMT does not pay the entire amount. Sorry about that!