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Posted By: MT&Editor on 2007-02-26
In Reply to: Cymed - annamt

promises abound, but work rarely available in my experience was with them for 6+ months

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Why dont you stop coming in and agitating everyone under all your different names. Dont you work.
Dont you think MQ will just keep hiring new people who dont know they lost lines because they are

new. I betcha.

If you dont try to fill in blank or research, dont
i am a Cymed employee and love it. they treat the employees like people.
Cymed has LOW pay...do NOT pay for sm
spaces.  The only good office, I think, was the Greensboro office, but they are now with the Hudson OH office.
I, on the other hand, do not like them. They would never give me another account when I worked for them and I would run out of work always. I would never go back and work for them. Transcend is much better.
worked for them just quit. they promise you everything you get nothing.

managers think this is your only priority. i do now have my life back.


Does anyone know anything about Cymed transcription service?


Gracie Allen


run run run and dont look back. i work for them now and am looking for a new job. lies, lies and more lies when asked about why we run out of work.
Anyone working for Cymed that can tell me pros, cons, how many accounts they typically assign you, workload consistency, dictator quality, $$ potential, platform info, etc.  Just tested w/ them and want to make sure I am getting into something positive here. Any info appreciated!!

cymed and p.r.n
cymed has been on the board a lot recently. check back for about the last 14 days. not great reviews. good luck.
Any comments on Cymed?  I've just been offered a job there but want to be sure before I quit my other job.
D&L Typing Service is great and looking for MTs :)
The way I understand it if you dont keep below 10 to 15% QA you dont get the bonus even if your QA
score remains above 98% so you see as the other poster said you are between a rock and a hard place and I expect this is MQ way of getting out of paying a bonus to people. I see it this way anyhow. I plan to continue to send unclear things to QA and that is the way it is. I expect depending on the new pay scale on top of this they will be losing a lot of MTs anyhow as they continue to miser everyone out of money.
Do you honestly think they do. I dont. I dont think some of them can even understand some of the

 reports they listen to quite frankly.

If you dont want to read a thread, then dont.
Cymed or Transolutions?
Which would you rather work for and why?  Appreciate both positive and negative feedback. Thanks.
Now, who is working for CyMed?

......... in Ohio?  If you are, are you happy with the way that the jobs have been "dealt-out" to guess where lately? 

When you get one job for one doctor, then have in your same queque one job from another doctor, then another job from another doctor, and they are almost under 1 minute in length, where else are they going to but overseas??  Yes, they do hire a good bit of U.S. transcriptionists, but I think we are being treated "substandardly" as far as jobs that we get, compared to those typing overseas for them.  They really get the "cream of the crop," and also a lot of cherrypicking goes on with this company also.  Seems some people just LOVE to look down their queque list, and send all those under 1 minute back, and I seem to be getting ALL of them!!  I have approached them about it, and just got told that they NEVER allow cherrpicking, but guess what, THAT IS JUST NOT SO!!!


Is CyMed good/If not who is????
I have worked in transcription at home for over 8 years but for local practices.  I am new to the national companies.  I recently looked at the Cymed web site.  Is this a good company?  If not can someone please tell me where to start looking.
Anyone ever heard of CyMed?
Wondering if it is a good company?


Well, thank you!  You just answered a question I asked Cymed.....and they never answered! 

They are "eliminating" positions apparently to start their transfer offshore. Not a good company to work for by any means!!!
I know people who went to work for Cymed.....
The ones who say they are happy are the ones that don't really need a good pay check (older ladies who basically work for the insurance and a little extra cash). The others say that they can definitely tell a big difference with them not paying for spaces. They all say the people are nice though and offer good bonuses for extra work on the weekend at times. I've also heard that there are a lot of ESL doctors. I tested and was offered 9.5 cents with them, but everyone else I've heard says they were offered 8 to 8.5 cpl????
CyMed -anbody work for them
Does anyone work for Cymed - How is it?
Has anyone works for Cymed by any chance. What do you think of them.
Updated info on CyMed?

Hi -

First time ever on this board and I've been an MT for 15 years.  Worked for Healthscribe before Spheris took over (3 years) and now work for another company...but looking elsewhere.  Can anyone give me their honest opinions about CyMed?  I just tested with them, extremely easy to me, but I HATE changing job.  However, job I have now....isn't paying the bills at all, waiting for work constantly, they are going to start off-shoring, etc.  I'm single, have 1 child, lost a great job last year working by the hour (outside of home), but lost the job (don't even ask). I loved it, but got screwed. Now I'm just depressed, disgusted, broke, etc., and very stressed and worried. I'm going to have to get out of transcription or something.  This just isn't working and I seriously would appreciate any good or bad.   I talked to a man there for over an hour yesterday.  He was extremely patient and took his time explaining everything I asked. 

Thanks in advance everyone!   

Have you tried All-Type? or CyMed? Or Spheris? sm

It seems Spheris always has an ad running, and Cymed has been recruiting pretty heavily, too, along with Transcend.  I have no idea if they are good places to work, and no doubt the pay is not so hot, or they would not have to advertise so much, but it might get you through the lean times until something better comes along.

I have over 30 years of experience as an MT, and received responses from only about 1/2 of the companies.  I think they do get inundated with resumes/applications, and it does take awhile to sift through everything. 

I love the company I am with, but the work has dried up over the last month or so, and I decided to get a second job so I wouldn't be homeless.  I'm my sole support, so I get pretty nervous when no income is coming in.   I am supposed to start with All-Type next week.  They seem like a good company, but then again, I suppose they all do at the start.  

Good luck!  

Cymed uses ChartNet and it is a great software
system. Lots of things to make transcription easier for
Most Dr. dont care and dont know how they get
Since dont know of any cars that dont use
I dont know. I didnt care then and I dont care now.
Just me

Hello....YOU dont get it!
She is 18.  She is an adult.  Her parents didn't "send" her there.  She went with her friends.  Her parents, I am sure, instilled values in her.  But she, like most peoples young teenage children, probably was acting like all the other young teenagers there and having fun.  No one said she had no values.  She made a bad decision.  Your children could do the same, no matter how you have raised them.  Should you be persecuted because of it?  I think you don't have a clue. 
I dont know
I do not carry it now with the company I am an IC for, but I am new in the field so I rely on asking you guys
I dont believe you
I really doubt you transcribe that many lines in an 8 hour day five days a week. You must do a single ESL dictator. You must be one of the lucky ones who gets to use all of those "normal" reports. Since I moved to DQS all I get is ESL dictators and NO use of normals or canned reports.
Still dont believe ya
If you are doing straight typing and not using normals, let us in on your secret. I concentrate! I have a positive attitude! I can also type 120 words a minute! You must type 300+ words a minute. Well, just stay happy because soon you will not be getting the same type of work and you will be in ESL h-e-double toothpicks! Enjoy it while you can.
No I dont. I am from the NE.
DONT go to SPI.
you dont' know.

This is why I think the old "page" and "half page" method of pay was better for everyone.  I think it forced everyone to be honest. 

Do you think they'll ever bring back 'per page' method of billing ?

usually dont pay anything in
and last year managed to get 1800.00 back.  Love the write-offs!
I dont know but sm
A couple of them work in the office and I dont know if they put two and two together when I went to the office a couple of times or what. Or maybe he was just lying. I think it has to be the most rotten thing to do to anyone. What if something would have happened to me on the Interstate on the way home all because he couldnt just save me the trouble and do it over the phone? I have a husband who was highly upset that I drove all the way there for that.
dont know about

your Word problem - would seem that if you change it once in your transcription platform, that should hold from day to day.

but to post a new message - if you look up at the first message, right above that the admin has a message about the santa house, then look above that and to the left a bit you will see a box that says * post a new message *, click on that and you will start a new thread.

I dont think there's much else I can add
to all the great posts below, but you MUST know that you DO indeed have a job(s) and are working very hard. Sometimes parents can be so harsh and thoughtless.  Give yourself a big pat on the back and affirm to yourself that you are doing a GREAT job with everything in your life!  You are home for your kids and husband after all, and what's more important than that?!
Why dont you

post this on the gab board

Just joking!!!  I have been following your posts and noticed you have been told where to go all weekend.  Poor guy.  But you seem to be taking it well!  Good for you.

and good luck to you!

You dont have to have a CMT to be an MT - (nm)
just dont know
I have been doing this for almost six years. I know that to some of you, this isnt long, but considering I am 25, to me it is a good chunk of my life. I have loved every minute of my career as a transcriptionist.

My first job out the gate, with no experience, I made about 18,000 the first year. I stayed with that company for almost five years. Contractor status, no benefits, yada yada yada. the income fluctuated a bit in either direction, but overall it was okay.

Now I am a single mom of two. I work for a different company now that does actually offer the option of employee status with benefits, PTO, et cetera..i turned that down..i know i am crazy.

just to give you an idea of the potential and possibilities, i made almost 250 in two days. 1600 lines one day, 1200 the other.

There is a but..I often work twelve or more hour days...That is my choice, and no one elses...my line committment to my company is between 500 and a 1000 a day, but i think i am on paper as 500...i worked for 5 months without a footpedal and without a medical spellcheck/expander..so i did EVERYTHING manually

But ya know what, I still love every minute of it.
I'm an IC so I dont know if it is the same...
I made the mistake of "asking" for a raise just last week. I have been with this same office (a three doctor practice) for seven years. Not only was their response not to give me a raise, they want to make it so I'm actually making LESS. So I'm not sure how it works with a big company, but I know in my situation, I'm disheartened and upset. I figured with a big company they would say no, or they dont care about you, but in a small practice that I have felt part of the "family" so to speak... it was a shock. So much for loyalty in this industry! The problem comes in that I don't make enough money anymore to cover the expenses of inflation over the past seven years. I understand the need to cut costs in times like these, but how bad could it really be by not giving me a minimal raise? It's quite a slap in the face. I laid out the points of why I should be receiving the raise...(like 7 years alone without one isn't enough) but that's what you would normally do when asking for a raise, show your dedicated work, your accuracy, etc. If you do ask, I'd really love to hear back from you how it went so I know in the future what to expect. Good luck!
i dont really want to know!!!
Dont know about anyone else...sm
What I do know is that if I pass the test, my company reimburses the cost of the exam, and then gives me an extra penny a line. Doing just the minimum lines they require, that works out to over 2000 a year pay increase.

I am planning on taking the exam the end of June, as said company also requires all QA personal to have or attain within three months and had thought about applying fot QA in the near future when there is another opening.
dont know where you have worked
dont know where you have worked but the hospitals and trans services I have worked for would NEVER help a doctor speak better.  They are the bread and butter.  The doctor is essentially the boss.  You would never bring to a doctors attention that he does not speak correctly.  You obviously are a newbie.  I have worked at hospitals that have thrown wine and cheese parties for doctors just to get them in to do their charts, bought them scratch off lottery tickets, gifts, taken them to lunch, even though they could have suspended them but, of course, they would never.  You do not want to lose a doctors business, that is what keeps a hospital and trans service open and profitable.  You know what would happen if you suggested teaching a doctor how to talk correctly, you would be fired, nothing would happen to the doctor.
Up to the parents, but they dont do it
Hey, I feel like this, the parents have the only ones who have a right to spank or otherwise discipline kids