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yeah - they haven't told a couple of hospitals that they are offshoring their work - but I think

Posted By: agree on 2005-10-29
In Reply to: Diskriter off off offshores - and on some hospital accounts - they have not informed the hospital - no name


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I think one of the hospitals is onto them about offshoring their work
Me too - the hospitals haven't shut down
A couple of these I haven't heard much about, but most
of them have several posts, you just need to look through archives.
I already told them that a couple sm
weeks ago. T hey don't care.
oh hell yeah!!! These hospitals were billed for crap they didn't even know - sm
we did!! I guess that was one perk in a dishonest way - we were to put down any mileage we did whatsoever. Also, if the traveler was a horrible transcriptionist and god knows, there were quite a few, the hospital still had to pay for the work that was done!!
Been told a couple of times I would
get one, 2 months later still haven't. 
I was told it was about 2 hours. I haven't
accepted position yet so don't know any more details. 
No, I haven't been. I told my true experience of working for that company.
I don't have a negative attitude.  You're the one who can't handle it when someone disagrees with you.
yeah my PS told me it just takes a really
but if they are cutting my pay I can't wait around to decide to start me w/ QA
Yeah, that's what they told me when I was hired...

they were hiring all American QA and leads and that they were making a transition to bring work back on shore.  Six months later, I was fired along with a bunch of other people.

Like I said, THEY LIE!

i'm not wasting any more of my time on a lying BS artist. Plus all the posts, she couldn't have been proofing very well at the same time. Sorry for the poor patients.
Yeah, my old company told all of us our jobs were secure
They told us to go about our business and work as usual, that a merger or acquisition may be taking place, and we need not worry. In that first call, I asked the supervisor about sending it to India and got a very defensive answer. I should have learned!!! Six months later, 150 of us...bam!!! Laid off...no more US MT force for that company...
No work on four hospitals
I'd like to know how it happens that four hospitals can suddenly just stop dictating, and work suddenly just get slow, on all of them at the same time, and them not even in the same group.  I think the company has hired too many transcriptionists and can't keep them busy, or is offshoring most everything, but telling us a different story.  Is there any way to find out what's the real case?  XXXXX  It has happened several times like this over the past five years, and I am getting fed up.  Are all companies like this or is this the only one where this sort of thing happens? People get sick and have operations every day of the year.  They don't suddenly stop going to the hospital.  Are they playing on our stupidity, or could this be legitimate? I find it very hard to believe.  I'm a seasoned MT with 15 years' experience, and provide excellent work. What' up? 
Hospitals that allow even PART of their work to be
offshored, know FULL WELL that they are taking the livelihood away from American workers. And the one in charge of signing on that dotted line would be MAD AS HE11 if someone did that to their job.

Yes, the work is VERY begrudginly kept in the USA. And they charge more for it than they do for India-work. But they're just biding their time, because they know that eventually, most likely sooner rather than later, American medical transcriptionists are going to be 100% PRICED OUT of their careers.

BITE ME, transcription industry!
It is not the hospitals on a short TAT it is what MQ wants to make the hospitals very happy with

them. I would assume the accounts are on 12, 24 or 48 TAT but wouldnt they love having their work back no sooner than it is dictated.

Could it be that so many work from home or in the basement of hospitals? sm
This is NOT generalizing because I know several MTs who are not psycho, but I have met so many absolute nut cases in this field that I question my own sanity after listening to them!

We had an MT at the hospital I used to work for that called security because she was certain that someone moved her chair and wanted a full investigation. She could not accept that perhaps the cleaning crew did this!
Weekend work has been going on in hospitals many years but
weekend workers generally rotate if they work in house or they used to. This should be the way these companies do this rather than tie up every weekend. It would be easier to find someone if they rotated their weekends and were firm about the commitment. It is not that hard. It is about good management and if they can't manage to get that commitment, then companies need new management to implement that kind of thing. Finding weekend workers would be a lot easier.
Does anyone work for any hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. nm
What work are they offshoring? I get horrible
dictation and I get very good dictation.  I work on multiple accounts and the dictators aren't disappearing.  I get work types of all kinds, depending on the workload, and lately I've gotten a mix of stuff.  
Most hospitals will. Pay your dues (work cheaper to get experience.)

They are up for a HUGE account in Chicago. I work for one of the hospitals sm
and would be offered a position to work with them if it happens. I am very worried now. The last hospital I worked for went with Medquist and we all lost our jobs. They did offer us jobs but not on the hospital we worked for. I went to this other one and now this :(
The hospitals that I have worked at and the ones that friends of mine work for sm
all have a two week delay between the last day of the pay period and the payday. Same exact lenght - ends on the 30th, pays on the 15th.

I am not trying to argue, but I don't understand what you find wrong with this. The companies (all of them) need time to bill their clients and to process payroll. Some of the smaller ones probably have to wait to get paid too.

I work for KS and get paid on time every two weeks. The consistency is important to me as a single parent. I tried working for a small company but found that they had to wait to get paid and unfortunately, GMAC would not wait for me to wait to get paid. Going to a national like KS solved that problem and I can count on getting paid on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Most of the time it is for security reasons. We do work for 4 hospitals sm
and 3 of them want us to take someone off the account immediately when someone gives notice. This is their in-house policy as well with any staff member with access to medical or financial records.
Apparently, they undercut because they have MTs who work for free and the hospitals had to pay them.
I know people didnt intend on working there for free but it sounds like too many MTs didnt get paid.
Only if you work directly for their hospitals, not as a Diskriter employee. nm
I have talked to too many hospitals that do not care if the work is done offshore. sm
It is hard enough for the public to understand what we do, much less have them stand behind us in this.
The reason Transcend is offshoring is because no one here wants to work for them! nm
TT works for me - plenty of work, no offshoring.
Dictaphone is a company offshoring our work.
I have a couple of friends who work for them.
I can find out.  Anyway, from what I gather you can pick your own hours.  They do like for you to work 1 weekend out of the month and they do pay extra for that.  The friend that works for them full-time is sounding more like she is regretting it because she is on an account with bad dictators and she is have way too much trouble getting her lines in.  She says she has to work long hours just to be able to pay for her insurance.  I was just talking to one their part-time employee today.  He was talking about an ER account he was on and he seemed okay with it.  Another girl at our office looked into it for part-time work and she said they were very unorganized and they did not deliver her what they promised.  Different strokes for different folks, I guess. 
I tried to work with them a couple of years ago...
I saw postings that all our work was overflow/extra support for hospitals. (sm)

Whatever happened, it has been ongoing since around the Memorial Day holiday.  I too am getting worried.  Christmas coming up, winter utility bills, not to mention the every day expenses we have in order to survive. 

I am picking up a PT position.  May be a little tired working the 2, but for right now it covers my butt.


Lack of work, offshoring, never answer e-mails....
Yes, I think you should work for that offshoring company, go for it!. Feeding your family ist the m
Nobody is going to pay your bills and put up a monument for you because you refused to work for an offshoring company!
TransTech has lost work somehow, somewhere . . . or outsourcing/offshoring it !

How could Transtech mgmt be so noncaring of their MT's who provide their paychecks for them???  Yet, they care NOT of the MT's get a paycheck or NOT.

Soon to be gone from TT.  Not what it was cracked up to be from the beginning. 

TransTech has lost work somehow, somewhere . . . or outsourcing/offshoring it !

How could Transtech mgmt be so noncaring of their MT's who provide their paychecks for them???  Yet, they care NOT of the MT's get a paycheck or NOT.

Soon to be gone from TT.  Not what it was cracked up to be from the beginning. 

Mgmt and those leads/sups who are STEALING our work should add money to the piecework MT's paychecks every pay period that we make less.  Oh, boy, you are really good mgmt at TT !!!

The sweet talk from most of your mgmt-type people wore out VERY QUICKLY.  What is left from TT for the MT's -- NOTHING but low and no work. 

Mgmt, SHARE YOUR PAYCHECKS/GAINS/BONUSES with us lowly *per your opinion of us in reality*  MT's who type our fingers off so that you can GET ALL THAT MONEY for YOURSELVES !

I haven't had enough work at MDI-MD lately.
I get up just to find there's no work.  Then it will start coming in and I start working, only to run out.  Hard to keep a rhythm going when you keep running out of work. 
I had a couple friends work for her OMG she is HORRIBLE!!
She is new to running a company (within the last couple years) and is pretty clueless. She just isnt cut out to do it. I ended up hiring one of her MTs that she thought was awful and is one of my best editors. Quite ridiculous really. I would steer as far away as you possibly can. If you DO decide to work for her, do NOT quit the job you have or you will end up in a bad situation. Very few stay with her. Just honest words and hopefully helpful info. Sorry to slam on her so bad and I really do not like doiing that to companies, but she is honestly the most hateful and incompent MTSO I have EVER heard of.
That might explain a couple of instances of no work
But not 2 solid months.

And 'integrity' has its price.

I'm skeptical too. The way they've been acting just is not the MDI I've come to know.

I don't think so. If you were, you would be willing to post where you work. Still haven't se
What lull? Haven't been out of work yet nm
IT will work, though I haven't used it. I HATE

SH with a passion.  I used PRD previously and it was so much better.   Enterprise needs work.  They are frequently updating it so it is getting better, though still have miles to go.  

There was a lag in work about a month ago, but now it seems that half the accounts are on OT on a regular basis. 


You got your W2 already? I work there but haven't received (sm)
mine yet.  I was hoping to get it as an attachment to print out also and not have to wait for it to come in the mail. 
I haven't even started work yet, but I have

to say I am SO impressed with this company.   Pay is better than average, pay for OT (the last 2 companies I have only been paid normal line rate for extra lines), shift differential.  Insurance starts the first day of the month after being hired, so no 90 day waiting period.  They may 50% of 401K up to 6%.  There is a 90-day waiting period for the 401K and some of the benefits.  Free vision insurance.  The medical/dental insurance is better than any I have seen and it is very reasonable.  I currently have insurance through my husband's company and while the premium is reasonable the insurance isn't very good, high deductible, high co-pay.  Their insurance is much better and I think premium is only $10/more than what we are currently paying.

Direct deposit. They supply computer/equipment.  I don't have personal experience with the platform yet, but it sounds user friendly.   They do expect you to work your schedule.

They train you on your shift, so that if you work third shift you don't have to train 1st shift, they will train you on third shift.  Paid for 4 hours of training at 13.50. 

I am so excited about starting with them.   They did not have an ad running when I applied, but according to their website they were hiring and I submitted my resume.  They have testing through a third-party company.  Testing is timed and one section gave me a little bit of trouble, but the transcription part was easy and not the horrible dictation that you often get.   I don't know if it actually represents their dictation since it is done through a third party and the dictation files I'm sure are subject to change.


I was told Escription would not work with Vista. Turned out it wouldn't work with my sm
Office Basic Edition 2003 either, but no one could figure out why, it was supposed to.

There is actually a section on the Dell website that offers Windows XP. I haven't checked it out as I'm not in the market, so I don't know if it costs extra. I have a Dell and it's been fine for me. I hate the ESL tech department, but it seems like most of them have that now.
We band together and start our own company offering our services to the hospitals we've been work

on already and take our accounts back from Transcend.  I haven't signed any noncompete contract with Transcend.  Would the MDI one be null and void? If my pay rate is null and void, so must my noncompete.  They can't have it both ways.

I haven't but the company I used to work for asked
MTs to take a cut or risk losing the account because the account wanted to go offshore. 
It has been a couple of years but I tried to work there and lasted 1 day and so did a friend of mine
The ESL were AWFUL.. It was all I got and I could not understand anything they said. They were out of California so had a real mixed bag of ESL but none of it was doable.  Things could have changed, who knows.
TransTech LOW and NO WORK consistently for many months now, especially within the past couple

of months when they thought they were getting a new account and hired everyone who called or submitted a resume.  There is just NO WORK for all of us anymore.  Lost account, so what did they do -- put those MT's piled on top of us on our primary account. 

TT is in serious trouble, I do believe, financially.  If they are having to pay MANY MT's, but have few accounts, they won't last for long.  Who is TT's financial backer?????   Do they have one????  Who owns TT???  I once heard a real estate broker owned them.  Wonder how much rent they pay on their office in Houston???  Wonder how many $$$$ in bonuses they are giving out to mgmt-type people????

We TT MT's are seriously hurting financially and getting very stressful on our health and livelihood.  We hear absolutely nothing from mgmt about this situation, but *good things* are coming.  You remember when the Q said the same thing to their MT's a few years ago and it was only beneficial to mgmt.  It was a real crock!!!!!

I must say that my job that I used to enjoy beginning my shift every day is now the MOST stressful thing in my life, and we ALL have stressors of one kind of another, admit or not.  TT has become the biggest stress in my life, without a doubt.  A doctor friend of mine and my own personal doctors say that is what my problem is. 

These MTSO's have gotten just as greedy as GMC and all those other HUGE conglomerates!

I haven't needed more work - there is plenty on my acct
i don't find that to be true, i work there & haven't had problems with pay. sm
never have i encountered disorganization or rude people so far. maybe things have changed or wrong company?