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Posted By: tired MTinOH on 2007-09-07
In Reply to: Another poll question. How many sm - whorn

if I am lucky enough to have enough work on my primary account. If I have to move to my secondary account it drops considerably to the 1100-1300 range.

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To anyone doing 1600-2000 lines per day
Just wondering what exactly your day is like, how many breaks, do you have tons of macros, on average how many hours do you spend typing, how often do you get up.  The biggest question of all, don't you get hand cramps??  Anything over 1300 and my hands start cramping/getting numb!  Just tell us your secrets, I would love to produce at least 1800 daily!!!!
That is great! My best so far is about 1600 but I am a snail compared to most - nm
1200 to 1600 on good days (nm)
1600/day proud, 1100 distressed and sad.

I feel like a hen in a henhouse.  Give me decent food, great co-egg-layin' buddies, and show me ya love me once in a while with some bread and I'll put out double-yolkers.  Put in a rooster that just likes to give it to me up the butt over and over again without leavin a little sumthin' sumthin' on the nightstand afterwards, well, then...need I say more really.

But that's just me.

1600-1700 straight transcription (nm)
1800 lines,
been working since 7:30, about to quit or the day!
Wow! I do 1600 lines daily and make only 9.5 cpl as employee-
SE is that without benefits.

What MQ office do you work for? Are they hiring.
Well, I do about 1800-1900 lines a day
at 8 cpl. I also get some incentive/bonus pay, too.

So, yeah, it can be done. Your statement that anyone working FT from an MTSO can expect to earn less than 25K is extremely self-limited. There are always people who can do more and better.

Cost of living inquiry $1800/mo. (sm)

That's only electric, heat, cable, and mortgage.

Add in insurances, life, health, car etc. and you're talking  another $1200 more. Hubby drives a 12 year old PU truck and I drive a 13 year old car. BUT, 4 more years for our mortage...yippee....but it should have been paid off in 1991. Remortgaged so we could build a larger place. Still not finished with the house and it's been 11 years. No time, no money left over to finish. That's okay. I can deal with that.

7200 per month/1800 per week. sm
Yes, my own account- no I do not get paid 8 cpl, more like 17 cpl. Work 25-30 hours a week. Gross pay - no taxes taken out.
My average falls somewhere between 1800 to 2000 lpd and SM
that is in a strictly 8 hour day.  I try to maintain an 8 hour schedule, as if I had a full-time in-office job.  I think organization and adhering to a schedule is important for productivity, for me anyway.
I average 1800 lines per 8 hour day, but have
been doing this 20+ years and have zillions of expanders. I still do lots of research and add expansion asll the time.
PA...average$56 a month with central AC on all day...1800 sq. ft. house.
I had 439 for an hour yesterday, 1800+ if I don't take breaks in 7 to 9 hours.nm
1500-1600 doing acute, multiple, multiple work types. NM
I went from 2400 lines to 1800 lines

a day when I switched from clinic (through an MTSO)  to hospital work. Not only was the clinic work easier with more macros (and less providers to learn, 12 vs 300+), but I was typing in straight Word (as opposed to Softmed/Chart Script).  So you see, it really varies depending upon the type of work as well as the platform used. That said, I am so much happier typing the 1800 lines per day (I make over $15 per hour plus an incentive for any lines in excess of 1200 per day) plus a great health package/benefits, AND approximately 5 weeks of paid time off per year.  In my opinion, hospitals really are the best employers WHEN they appreciate the work we do.

My advice for you is not to judge a job by any one criterion but rather the entire picture. The 'extra's can really add up.

Good luck in your job!