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I don't have a typical day, one day I can do 2500

Posted By: My day on 2005-07-26
In Reply to: To anyone doing 1600-2000 lines per day - please share the wealth!!!

lines in about 12 hours and another day I'm lucky to get 1000 in 8 hours.   I have an expander, have a few templates but don't get those dictators on a regular basis.  I do NOT have to enter any demographic information or look up addresses, etc.   I  work in batches, don't have to save each report separately.  I have enough experience that I rarely have to work up anything, but also will spend 30 minutes searching for something rather than leave a blank.  

I get up frequently.  I try to apply myself for at least a good hour or more and then take a short break.  My feet swell really bad and I'm getting butt spread so I try to get up and move around.  I never thought I was a particularly fast typist, but did the time clock thing and found that I was averaging 270+ lines/hour.  Some days I work 6 hours/day, some days 8 to 10.  I may have a superduper day where I make 3000 lines/day, but the next day I only do 1000, because I just can't routinely do 3000 lines/day and have a life.

The thing that has helped me most is limiting my time on-line and having my e-mail so that I can't see/hear when a new one comes up so I don't stop typing and check e-mail. 

I routinely do 85+% ESL, but maybe once a month get a day where I have lots of normals and that spoils you. 

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2500 lines ???
2500 lines in 5 or 6 hours - I've never heard of anyone doing that in my 25 years of transcribing!
2500/wk PT or 5000/wk FT
basically breaks down to 500 day PT, 1000 day FT.
2500/wk PT, 5000/wk FT
that's all my company requires. Plus we get tiered incentives for anything over 1000 per day.
2500 a day??? And your work is perfect?
Talk about bragging about what must be crappy work. Quality must really suck, or you work, what, 18 hours a day? LOL
I get 2500-3500 with a 10 hour day!
Don't assume it is not possible. I work for a small MTSO with a very good account. Don't assume that we all work for a national with a lot of crap work and crap ESLs.
2500 per day, 7 days a week. nm
2500-3000 lines daily. sm
I found my comfort zone and awesome account, finally. After 25 years in the MT business, I can honestly say, I am happy doing my job! I have an awesome account, wonderful people to work for, and an excellent line rate.

I have not set hours, no special quota to meet - just get the reports done with utmost quality, keep them in turnaround time and keep the docs happy!

Sometimes, I don't even check my line count. I just work until my account is caught up.

There are accounts/doctors/hospitals out there who will appreciate you, your knowledge and work ethic, who will treat you with the respect you so deserve!

I happened to find one - all MTs can do the same; it just takes a little effort. Believe me, I have been around the block in this profession, working for smaller MTSOs, large nationals, and having my own accounts. It was not easy, but I finally have found "paradise" in the MT profession!

$2500-2600 not counting entertainment, doc/dentist

That's just rent, phone, electric, car, car ins., gas, and food.

Depends -- usually 2500-3000 lines per week - sm
though where I work does not have a minimum, but they are considering changing that shortly. Still won't be a firm # as they go by minutes, but the min. will be 60 minutes a day which will be approx 500-600 lines a day.
1700 during the week, 2500-3000 on weekends
I've been on Escription for four years and I have rarely hit 2500 lines a day..
Yes, when I have good reports I can do 500 lines an hour, but unfortunately, that does not happen consistently in my day. I can cruise along for a few hours and then hit some ESLs, which just mentally slows me down and then I struggle the rest of the day. If, I was able to sit there 8 hours straight NO interruptions or breaks and easy reports, then I could hit 2500 lines but that is not my reality. Some of the reports are good but I'm telling you.. A LOT of them have to retyped, thus slowing your line count down an hour..and you've just basically done straight typing for a mere 4 cpl.  I truly think that editing needs to pay more. I am like you.. I am requiring at least $100 a day.. sometimes I can do it in 6 hours (no breaks and good reports) and sometimes for various reason I have to sit there 12-15 hours (interupptions, ESL, and just bad reports)..So add that up..$100 in 12-15, that's like $8 an hour.. Wal-mart here I come LOL
I had to have a bowel resection for a Meckels diverticulum and the surgeon charged 2500 and got 1500
and the hospital bill was 27,000. Until that surgeon gets done paying malpractice, his office costs, taxes, etc. I bet he doesnt get one third of that money plus all the visits I had while in the hospital for 9 days and fu visits. I did have insurance thank God.
Not at all typical!

Your bad behavior has to be tolerated  and  the heck with everybody else.  Another example of bad manners.

That's typical VR
I promise this was an actual sentence. The doctor dictated, "This is Dr. Wilson Period." Of course, we know that should be plugged into the demographics screen.

What VR transcribed was, "This is Dr. Wilson Perianal."

LOL. Yeah, one day it will be perfect. That's funny!!!
But this is not your typical dictation

I usually do 30 minutes in 45 minutes to an hour also but this is something completely different and it almost gets to the point you pull your hair out when you cannot hear what they are saying during this meeting or several talk at once, etc.  So you cannot use this rule of thumb -- believe me I have been there many times.

Again I would guess between 8 to 12 hours and feel good if you get it done in 8.

Typical media; what do they know.
Yep, but that's typical for a national.
QA typical per line pay

I am thinking about changing over to QA but am wondering what the pay per line normally starts out at.  Can anyone give me some help. 

Sounds like a typical guy..)) n/m


I do not think that 8 hour a day supervisor is typical at all.
Typical welfare mentality, just sit with
your hand out and do nothing to help yourself. Let the taxpayers take care of you. Never take any responsibility for your own welfare or the welfare of your family, just collect the welfare bounty that everyone else pays taxes to provide. Why shouldn't people be prepared?
Typical care about no one else mentality
Typical me..me..me, dont care about the rest of the people, lock me and my family await in a gated community and who cares about anyone else mentality.  God help you if you are ever the victim of a disaster and did not have the time or money to buy supplies.  I sure hope every one around you has your attitude and you feel the pain of hunger and thirst..Hello, America, where are you?
Dottie, maybe you could take a typical page of
how much you're currently making per page on cpl basis.  If it's more than $2.50, you'll lose money working for the insurance company.
A $300+ bill is typical for us in Arizona. sm

We use the payment plan so our bill is the same every month. They average all 12 months and come up with a month payment.  Our winter bills usually would be as low as $70 if we weren't on the payment plan.

Can't live here without AC - no way, no how.

What are the typical hours for 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts ... sm
or are they different with every company?  What is the difference in pay for 2nd and 3rd shifts?  TIA
Not typical, but does happen. Move on to
What is a typical rate for QA per line?
If that is your typical attitude, well...I think we all understand now.
Wishing you peace and the very best of luck.
Interesting and typical. Accept responsibility for nothing
He's a loser
You are a hypocrit. You attack me for my position and then say you have a right to yours. Typical.
I did not attack anyone, just stated an opinion.  You have been up and down this thread attacking every single person for posting something you don't like.  Talk about pot-kettle-black.  LOL!!!  Well, my last post to you. You are seriously cyberderanged. 
No, it is not typical. Please search for a company that respects you more than that. nm
Hahah..typical male answer to me..
I had a doc dictate once that his patient was annoyed because when he had gone to the pharmacy to pick up his RX (which he didn't know was going to be called in) it was for Flagyl and not some free Vicodin, and that he wasn't going to take the Flagyl because he wasn't supposed to drink beer with it.
Typical liberal, start with the name-calling when you have nothing else
So typical, "Don't do as I do, do as I say".

Failure, uneducated, jealous, resentful, TYPICAL.
What's typical for your email addr. w/nationals? sm

Help! need info. Would like responses from multiple people please.

Just started a new job last week. Everyone I get mail from, supervisors, tech, mgmt, etc. have a  So&so@OurCompany.com type email. (I'm not saying what company), but they are having me use my personal email.

Can't help wondering if I have been singled out for some reason. I feel totally excluded.

Also, even email that is obviously addressed to a large group has only my name/email in the To: box. This seems very strange. Why would it be top secret what group/s it is to, i.e., "All MT's, Hospital XYZ group, etc.

It seems as if I'm only getting email as a blind copy from everyone. How can I figure out whether all the other MTs have So&so@OurCompany.com addresses assigned & some higher up just hates me for some reason, or whether all MTs do not get a company-assigned email address? 

That's a typical hourly rate for remote
I personally wouldn't drive that far for it.
As long as it's typical stuff, you can't go wrong. nm
what is a typical QA hourly wage for experienced QA
wondering what a median QA hourly wage for an experienced QA 
That was so typical of all AHDI's double-talk.
Especially that first one by Pati H. The first couple sentences hardly made sense. And her answer certainly did dance around the point of the question, didn't it?

That just shows ta go ya.... if you want REAL answers about the MT field, the LAST people anyone wants to be asking is AHDI. Someone should let 'Advance' in on that little secret.
Typical bleeding heart everybody is a victim mentality, except of course...
those who are smart enough to not get pregnant at 14, finish school, work hard, and pay for  and provide for themselves.  Then they are villified by YOU for not wanting to just give it all away to those who have NOT made good choices for themselves in this infinite land of opportunity that we live  in, the same country where  people around the world are knocking on the doors to get into, and HAVE  come here and taken advantage of the opportunity here.  Opportunity doesn't mean it's handed to you.  Sick, young, old, down on luck, or having a rough spell is one thing, but a lifetime of mooching is something else.  There IS a difference.  But that shades of gray world you live in doesn't allow you to see with any clarity.
Is it typical to perform gastric bypass surgery if
Typical hateful liberal. Taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune.
You're a real piece of work.
Yep, sour grapes is right. Typical attitude of people who are angry with life.
This IS the typical trash situation that exists now for us at-home MTs. I'm thinking of leaving,
Typical politician, Yada yada yada but no plan,