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How do you do 2000 a day? Do you work for a national or small company? nm

Posted By: LuvMaroc on 2007-02-24
In Reply to: 2000, and I usually reach or exeed that. sm - me, too


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A small national is a national company that is smaller
than a big national.  There are a few "big" nationals, where they have hundreds, if not thousands of employees.   I work for what I call a small national, only has about 30 employees.    An MTSO could also be considered a small national. 
Don't work for a national. Find a small
MTSO that pays well. They are out there, as long as you hold up your end of the bargin. I left my hospital job to work for a national, several nationals now but who is counting. I found a small company and finally am making the $$$.

Good luck to you.
No, I work for a small company in AR
Do you work for a national and, if so, do you like it?
I went from national to small back to national
My large national has all the resources and money to operate successfully and have decent platform, etc., to work on, the small company did not, and I went back to the national.
I work for a small local company.
It seems that the smaller MTSOs pay better than the nationals. Maybe that would be a good avenue for you to try. I just think the low rates offered by the nationals are insulting.
Yes - I work for a small company in Iowa and
No, the 2000 is the small one without the palm rest.
When I saw the 4000 and the 6000, they were bigger and I think they were cordless. This one is small, has a cord, and is very inexpensive; something like $15 I think he said!

I do better without a wrist rest also.
$18,000+, small national. nm
should have said that this is for a small national not
an individual. We are trying to put some new things in place and want to make sure that we put the right things in place.
Small national. nm
Small national definition
Would you define what you would perceive as a "small" national, and then maybe I could better have an idea how to respond to you with some ideas.
Small national. Better than it was a few weeks ago
run out and have to try again later.  I had planned to type for 7.5 hours today but quit after 5.25 because I kept running out and got tired of wasting my time checking.  Figured I'd just try again tomorrow and maybe it will have built up some by then.
national/small MTSO are both on-line companies
there is PT and orthopedic work.
(1) Don't work for a national. (2) Don't work for a national. (3) Don't work for a nation

If you still want to stay in MTing, which is a dying job, go to a hospital and apply to do radiology.  They sometimes hire people just out of transcription schools.

But don't work at home thinking you will make any money at all - even with 20 years of experience - the nationals have wrecked that. 

Be under the umbrella of protection at a hospital.  That way when your computer breaks, the weather is bad, you are sick, there is no work - you will not be without a paycheck. 

The nationals are selling a line of BULL.  Gradually they have taken what used to be our built-it benefits------------> and moved it over to their pockets and called it their PROFIT.  They are not brilliant - but they are unethical thieves.

Saying Buh Bye to national company

I got hired FT with a local large hospital today, working from HOME. I was PT with them and got the go ahead today that I am now FT. Yeaaaaa! 

Just had to share.

Saying Good-bye to Nat'l that I work PT for. That will be nice. WIll only have 2 jobs instead of 3!

I don't consider MD-IT a national company
It has several divisions in other states but to me a national is a large company. If you didn't pass the test, my instincts tell me that it was the BOS that they are now obsessed with in their QA, and it was probably punctuation errors. Been there, done that. Transcription is not literary material. Some of the stuff we have thrown at us isn't even considered a sentence. If you fix it, it isn't verbatim. If you don't fix it, you get zinged for that, too. On the up side, I choose to believe this was your 'sign' that this company was not the right fit for you. Turns out, it wasn't right for me either.

If you like this work, keep looking. If not, join the rest of us looking for a job where the salary isn't decreasing as we sleep, having the jobs/accounts disappear right in front of us, looking for a position where you will be treated with some respect, and find yourself back looking for work in __ months. No job security/loyalty in transcription anymore.

Bottom line, it's not you.
Better read your contract with the national company before doing that. sm
Most companies have you sign a non-compete agreement. So, you can not solicit their clients for at least 1 year after your termination from them. Some companies do not have that agreement. You need to read your contract before you go down that path.

Good luck!
Hospital account (National company). nm
QT nedical is a smaller national but overall the best company I've ever come across. nm
I always strive for 2000/day BUT lately the work has not been there
so I can't do that. Last week I only got a little over 7,000 and that was leaving my computer on after my shift and catching extra reports here and there as they came in. I'm about to start looking for another job. The account I work on is always 2 days behind. Suddenly, they're sending us less than half of what they usually send us and my managers are even thinking they're probably heading out the door and trying out another company??? I hate the ups and downs in this business.
small company
You just keep your eyes open all the time. Keep looking. You will find them. Opportunity comes knocking at the strangest time if you just keep looking.
small company would not pay.
Well, the hospital I work for has over 2000 docs
and they all want verbatim... our docs say we are not allowed to put in the word "the" if they don't say it. I guess since they are paying the bills I'll go with what they say and not AAMT. Yes, I am a professional.
It is a medium-small company...
but isn't hiring at this time.  MTs tend to stay as they are treated with respect as well as paid well.  The pay is based on a 65-character line with spaces, an 11-word line or gross line, depending on the account.
Oh no... This is a small local company. nm
Small company in Ohio did that to me.
Had Indians working on something called Expresive. Wanted to pay me by the hour to put all my normals up on her FTP for the other MTs, then I got all the difficult OPs, asked to QA for 2 cpl, then stopped giving me acute care work & switched me to Rehab on a cumbersome Meditech program.
I'll bet it was the same small company that
nearly did me in as well. Do they come at you for compound modifiers?  Yikes! I felt the same way - just could not do anything right, decades of experience. I finally got thru the constant QA barrage, and now am glad I did. But I know the feeling. I left the job down the road, part time and just too many rules so that it messed up my other jobs!! I would get its the same small company - they have very high QA standards, which is great on one hand, but...I also knew that some of it was a tad ridiculous! I would be sick while working, and that is NOT good!
Just a very small private company. nm
I'm with a small local company....sm
so that doesn't help you, but I have heard good things about WildBlue, you might want to check out their website.
Where do all you guys work, typing 2000 lines a day?
Looking for stable company.....
They're a small company in Texas. Would that be the one? nm
I make more than that as an employee for a small company ---
Maybe it is time to change to that?
look for a small local company in your area


I worked for a small company and although I did get paid by the line, I made way more than $16 an hour and could pretty much name my own hours to work. I did, however, have to pick up tapes!

Yes, small company wanted to charge me
$50. a month for 5 or 6 months to cover cost of software licensing fees. I would have taken the job if not for that major glitch.
I've know the owner and it is a small company. He doesn't know the first
thing about MT, word processing programs, etc.   I have worked for the company through 3 owners and now I do prn work for him.  
I work for a national
and I have a ton of doctors (clinic and hospital).  I type 1000 lines in 3 to 4  hours.  I don't have a lot of normals.  There are some but don't use them on a daily basis.  I just put my nose to the grind stone and make myself sit there for a certain amount of reports before I let myself get up.  It can be done.
do you work for a national?
Then why do you work for them if they are a bunch of crooks stealing from you?  That is the only alternative to my theory, if they do not offer benefits, make you test even when you are seasoned, do not give raises, with no good reason other than they are greedy thieves?  It doesn't make sense to me. 
no. work for a national. nm
Currently work for a national

and all I currently know about the ENT office is that they have some system in place currently in-office that the doctors dictate into using a phone.  Their work is currently done in-house by 1 full-time MT who is retiring and 1 p.r.n. MT.  I currently use high-speed (cable) internet but might possibly be soon moving to a location that would only have satellite for high-speed (or dial up).

No (IC)....but I work for a small MTSO and have set deadline each day for my work
I will not be working on Thanksgiving day, though I will have 120 minutes waiting to be done and turned in by 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning.
Unlimited Long Distance + C-phone, small company needs MT

I currently need an experienced MT (at least three years - actual medical typing) to cover a 2 doctor account.  Very simple dictation - SOAP note format.  This account is looking for another doctor, so that could add in.  Currently, very small amount of dictation - approximately 800-1300 lines total per week.  24 hour turn around. 

If you have a c-phone and have unlimited long distance, please send me your resume + 2 references for people you have actually typed for.  Start rate 8cpl (65 character).  This is an IC position.

I am the owner of a small transcription company in Virginia - have had stable accounts and great MT's for over 13 years.  THANK YOU!!!

When you take on too much work. Getting 2 PT job offers plus have FT with national (sm)

Two local doctors offering me 2-3 hours per day each, plus the FT (about 6 actual hours of typing a day) with a national. 

One doctor is orthopedic, the other vascular surgeon (H&Ps in office).  One is a mumbler, the other has a lisp.  The national job is radiology (fairly easy - would be faster if I could master IT, though).

What should I do?  Am afraid I will take on more than I can handle and at same time, refuse a job that I later will regret.  I need the money, needless to say.  Anyone ever face this? 

Well, I work for a national, but my account
is a big hospital, doing acute work. It was a heck of a way to learn starting off, but I know it will benefit me in the long run, just one of those days!

Closing in on my 2 years now, I thought about maybe applying at a hospital inhouse here that hires starting out at $20, but once you add all the expenses (not counting any deductions), you come out to about the same. It's just not worth it. It would probably be less stress considering I would work set hours instead of all the crazy ones I have been doing, but then you have to add in at least 2 hours of drive time to that each day. It evens all out I suppose.
I average $32,000. I work for a National. nm
also, I work for a national - not my own clients! nm
Has anyone asked for a raise lately? How do you go about it? Work for a national and have not
increase for five years.  Just pumped some gas and realize my cost of living is going up but my pay is stagnant.  How do you go about asking for a raise?
Why do you say $20/hr? I work for a national, and at 11 cpl, 300 lines per hour, sm

that's $33/hour.  I'm not driving a Lexus or anything, but I'm comfortable.  Generally speaking, find a mid-sized national, big enough to have enough work for you all of the time, yet small enough to care and realize that quality work deserves quality pay.

They are out there.  Good luck!

Our hospital laid us all off and I went to work for the national that got the bid. nm
Yes, midsize national. Low work. Overhiring. nm
The national I work for has a no blank policy. sm
Plus you have to have 90% no blanks to QA to get bonuses and to maintain full-time status. This is very hard sometimes with some of the dictators that dictate from across the room, while the ward is going ape, and this all right next to the telemetry monitor and the ringing phone or at home with the yapping dogs in the background.

But I have found our QA to be forgiving and understanding, so I am getting more comfortable. I think they have a high standard so we will step higher, but they understand the reality, which I think is good.

DH says he definitely would not go through what I go through to be sure there are no blanks, but I am hoping that in time it will get easier, and I will get more productive, and I think it is.

I work for a national, and we're allowed