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LOL, I worked for her long ago when she micromanaged a different company. nm

Posted By: Darlene on 2006-01-02
In Reply to: LOL ... you win the kewpie doll. I wouldn't say "nuts," but definitely eccentric. sm - Dreaming MT

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Every company is different -- I worked FT for one as an employee but worked a split shift - sm
So I never took breaks. I would work 5 hours, break for about 4 hours then do another 3. Another company I worked for did not care what hours you worked (IC) but wanted a min. amount of work each day, 500 for PT and 1000 for FT-- BUT they paid you by how many lines an hour you put out, the higher the lph the higher up the scale you made per line in pay; they have since changed everyone to a flat rate with incentive. But bottom line, if you are an IC it does not matter what hours you work, though many ask for a schedule and ask you to stick to it, they just want you to meet line requirements daily, i.e. 1000 per day, 1200 per day, whatever it is.
In my case when everything was micromanaged. nm
Good of the company? As IC, I am my own company. Not my problem if she has problems as long as I do
How long have you worked there?
Would you mind emailing me? 
I do all of them too! How long have you worked there?
Try to retrain your mind quickly and you won't be picked on.
I worked for them not long ago...
and got 4 cpl for VR. I didn't especially like doing clinic work so ended up leaving, but am sorry I did. They were nice folks and very low on the aggro, and I also like the fact that they provide a company match for the 401k. You have to get up to a certain line count before you are considered full time, which for me seemed like it could have taken a while. I have mixed feelings about VR anyway and keep thinking I'll like it and do well, then when I start end up hating it.
As long as I have worked on keyboards and yet
now all of a sudden user error? Sound really strange to me. Going on 35 years here.
Not so, They can only confirm that you have worked there and for how long.
Haven't worked for SS for a long time but they do have the best
sound files of any company I have ever seen. They have a very decent platform, as well. I think it is just management is a little off-balance at times.
Here's how it worked at my company
First let me say I am not a recruiter, but I did work for a large company and I knew the recruiters well. They told me that their hiring WAS tied to bonuses; however, it also was tied to retention. In other words, just because you hire someone doesn't necessarily qualify you for a bonus. That MT had to stay a certain amount of time, and the bonuses paid to the recruiters was based upon how long the MT stayed, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, etc.
Wish I had worked for a company. sm
long before I did.  I worked at our local hospital for 12 years, was transcription supervisor.  After my children were born, I quit work to stay home.  After 1 year without working, couldnt stand it.  Branched out and got my own accounts......well let me tell you if I had it to do all over again I would have gone with the national then.  Instead had my own accounts for 16 years, made a fortune, and worked my butt off.  Yes I was home with my kids, but was always working.  Finally had it about 6 years ago, and went to work for a national.  WOW, it is wonderful.  No rude OM's to deal with, no gossiping backstabbing women, no picking up tapes and delivering tapes, no more typing all night long,  none of the hassle.  Now I get up grab the coffee, in my jammings and flipflops,  and type til I am done and that is it, finished for the day.  Absolutely wonderful.  I highly recommend it. 
You can do it! I worked for a company that .....
required 120 minutes a day or they bumped your pay down a half-cent and that was awful, so 60 minutes is a breeze! Have faith and confidence in yourself!  
worked for a company... sm
Last year, and my line removing all the epidermal was 9.5 with 7+ years of experience. I currently work as an employee, and make 8.5. Don't even know if that is reasonable, as I have never had an employee position, but, so far there are incredible benefits and I love the people, so It is a trade off!
I have never only worked for 1 company but sm
in your situation, I think I would throw in the towel and stick with company 1 as it seems very stressful for you. If you are a good MT, it doesn't take long to know if a company is a good fit for you or not and it doesn't sound like company #2 is a good fit for you at this time.
I worked in QA for a company who...sm

used them as a vendor so I saw the quality of their work for myself - based on what I saw, I'm overqualified anyway.  Still it was a silly email to send....lol 

I have worked for a company before that
charged based on the Courier New font, since that is what a typewriter types, and then would change the font to whatever the client wanted. I just made one folder that had the documents in Courier New and another folder for the client, so that I had the correct files for billing time, or if the client needed me to re-send something it was also ready to go. I believe with Courier New it puts 65 characters on a line. If they did not mention anything about the line count, I would just continue billing them the same way that I always had done and send them what they want.
no, I have never worked for a company that deducted for
errors. I have worked for companies that would fire you if you had constantly under their required level of accuracy but you get paid in full for the work that you do. Deducting is not fair and I would avoid any company that does this
Not sure but I once worked for a company that insisted on....
120 minutes a day or you were bumped down a half-cent per line. Kind of tough to do with cherrypickers and mostly 1 to 3 minute ER reports!
I worked for a big company and this happened to me.....(sm)
I was so afraid of not making enough to pay the bills. I first picked up one part-time second IC account. When I was comfortable with this, I picked up an almost full-time IC position and quit the big company. I now have a third very part-time IC position. Between the three I have never run out of work and all three are very small companies.

This is what works for me.
I only worked for one company that used a c-phone sm
and we signed off on each job as we listened and transcribed.  If you signed off, it meant the job was completed.  They would not have allowed us to sign off on jobs if recording them. 
I worked for a company about 8 months ago that did this sm
threw the MT/QA under the bus and let the hospital call the shots. In my opinion that is very wrong. We are responsible for the reports yes - but the client should not be dictating who specifically does their work. It makes the MTSO look weak when the client has that much control. I argued and won my case but I was stung and quit pretty soon after that. I didn't want to work for someone who threw me under the bus and yet never listened to my suggestions/complaints about dictators, etc. Fair is fair - and I just did not feel it was fair. You work for the MTSO - not the client. Sure, the client is always right - we need to do it their way - but the MTSO is there as a buffer and needs to protect the MT/QA people
a company I worked for set its counts down, sm
I only get 40% of what I did this same time last year, same doctors and same work. They changed the platform and that was the result. Seems they are all doing it or anyway most of them. They do NOT CARE about the employee or IC's either. Not even a thank you at Christmas time or an e-card. Times are hard and we need to support each other. I feel for all of you and hope and pray you can make ends meet.
In my experience, every company I have worked has only edited
reports that I send to them with blanks or questions, which is probably less than 5%.  From reading these boards, I get the impression most of the work from India needs to be edited.  So you would think if it needs so much editing, it would not worth it.  But maybe not.  Who knows - we'll just have to see.  If doctors complain about the quality that would probably slow the offshoring down.
You are lucky you worked for a flexible company
Sounds like a company I worked for called
Last year I worked per dium for a company- sm
just doing discharge summaries. The hospital docs were super backed up, took about 5 weeks to get them all done with 2 of us working on them on a PT basis. I loved it as it was a good rate and not difficult work. Use a C-phone though which I really do not like using. Another IC job I had, you could tell when the doc was about to lose privileges as all of a sudden about 50 discharge summaries, H&Ps, etc would appear. We worked in a pool so it all got done in TAT for the most part. Where I am now, they know if they have 4 or 5 docs dump 100-200 mins each on us all at the same time that it will not be done in TAT. What they need right away they mark as STAT and the rest gets done by the oldest first.
A company I worked for reset its counts down, SM
probably a number gradually, long after the account was well established with EditScript, without telling us, and it was only with time that people monitoring their production realized we were all getting our pay slashed without notice. It's very doable, and in these days of intense competition to hold onto accounts, keep work onshore, and still make a profit, it was being done. As said, it's not necessarily eScription exactly, it's the employer. That said, there seem to be a lot of bewildered and unhappy people working various places with eScription who are struggling and failing to achieve lost production levels.
Had this problem before, and worked for a credit card company too

I also had problems with travelocity, which ultimately was routed back to hotels.com, where I booked it for one date, they reserved it for a different date, and I ended up having to pay for both dates, PLUS a HUGE fee.  I challenged them on it, but nothing ended up happening, other than me biting my tongue and paying it.

HOWEVER, since you were told that they would credit the amount, you need to talk to Hotels.com first.  Make a concentrated effort to speak to supervisor after supervisor until they give you an apology and credit it.  ALSO (and, if they refuse to give you the remaining credit), call your credit card company and explain the situation.  They can do a few different things here.  They can, and probably will remove the over-the-limit fee for you, if you explain the situation, as long as you don't have a long over-the-limit history.  Don't let them tell you that they can't remove it, just keep going up the chain of command until someone does.  All CSRs in that situation are able to remove the charge, and if they don't, ask for their manager (they will just put you through to a phone queue where the people have higher capacity to remove stuff like that).  The second thing that they can, and will do, is, if hotels.com won't do it, you can dispute the charge, explain what happened, and it will be removed while they research it.  Most of the time, they remove it and you never hear about it again, other than to tell you that it's been taken care of.  If they decide it was a valid charge, which they won't, they will add it back to your credit card balance after getting hotels.com to prove that they provided the necessary service.

Make sure you contact your credit card company, even if hotels.com refunds your money, at least to get the over-the-limit fee waived.  I would still dispute the charge, and that way, it is covered if they say they are going to refund it and don't.  If you dispute it, and they end up refunding your money, just alert the credit card company, and it will be a wash.  Good luck!

I worked for a Texas company who had 90% ESLs and not just Texans sm

It was EFD and OMGoodness!  They were the toughest reports in the world!  They were primarily Hispanic and the 3 American's who were not ESLs were Texans and might as well have been ESLs.

If it is EFD I am here to tell you, really great people when I was there, but the account was tough for me THEN.  I suspect that these days I would be fine. 

A company posted 8-12/cpl not long ago..
anyone remember the name of the company or have the link to the job post?  I remember seeing it, but cannot seem to find it now.  Thanks!
If you work for a bad company long enough, believe me
I started a new company not long ago, too

and they were detail-oriented.  Like you, my transcription was great, but I kept forgetting the little things - how they like their dates formatted, when to add headings, when to expand abbreviations.  I printed out the emails with the corrections I got and made myself a cheat sheet to keep beside my computer.  I reviewed it before each shift and referred to it frequently while transcribing. 

Learning the formatting/account specifics is probably the most difficult part of starting a new job, and I'm sure their QA dept is aware of that.  I made it and so will you.  Just stick with it and double proofread things.  I also doublechecked my demographic information prior to submitting just to be sure.  One thing to remember, when in doubt, flag it for QA. 

I've worked weekends for 10 years, now I want to move onto a company
that does not require at least one weekend day.  I realize hospitals are open 24/7 but you would think that companies seeking good MTs would be more willing to offer a M-F shift.   
When I have worked for disreptuable company in the past, I "threatened" to bill...more
the client directly if payment was not forthcoming and if they failed to respond.  I do not believe you should work for free or write it off.  This has happened to me at least two times.  I have never actually had to go through with it before though.  Some might not like to use this tactic but it worked for me.  I do not believe in working for free.  When I want to work for free, I volunteer. LOL
So, are you working for the same company. I have worked for 2 companies and I have noticed a huge
difference in the lines I got from each company. The accounts were similar. I never ever got what your talking about but I would average 600-700 lph at one company and the other one  I was lucky to get 400 lph so then I figured out they didnt pay for spaces, footers, headers etc.. and that does factor into your line counts on that platform.
I won't work for a company that requires me to pay long distance
After getting reamed over by one MTSO who verbally promised to pay my unlimited long distance bill and didn't. I have no use for long distance because I use an inexpensive calling card or the Internet.
I need to know the best unlimited long distance company to use for transcription PLEASE. sm
I have unlimited long distance that is residential.  Any suggestions on which company is best for unlimited long distance to use for transcription?
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 the company asked me to start making long distance phone calls,
they offered to pay my long distance for the charges. I then got a cheap long distance plan to make the charges for them more reasonable.

You need to JUST SAY NO to making long distance calls for them. If they will pay for it then do it, otherwise no way.
Company states cannot use Vonage. Any suggestions for land line unlimited long distance? nm

In every company I have worked for that pays via mail, they mail the checks on payday. sm
Depending on the distance you can get them anywhere from 3-8 days later. Right now one takes 3 days, the other 3-5.
I got up early, worked during naps, and worked when DH got home.

You have to be disciplined to make yourself work when baby is napping instead of maybe watching TV or doing housework, etc.   

I might also go the route of having a teen come into your home, or either trying a mother's morning out program at a local church/daycare.   I've been home since my youngest was born and he has never been in all-day daycare, but I did have him in a mother's morning out program 15 hours a week at a local church.   It didn't help a lot with my work schedule because I had an older son in school and was a room mom and tutored other kids, but that might be an option.  The only problem with the mother's morning out program is they are around other kids and tend to pick up every germ.  I finally took my DS out of the program because he stayed sick.  You were supposed to keep them off if they had green nasal discharge and I did, but no one else did.  Every time I got him well after 2 to 3 days back he would be sick again.  Other than that it was very good for him because he would not have had a chance to be around kids his age otherwise. 

I hate Instant Text. It is expensive, long long learning
curve, and too much distraction for me.
How long should I wait after applying for a position before I follow-up. It has been as long as two
without hearing from some.  Just wondering if I should send an e-mail to follow-up to see if they received my resume or not.  I don't want to offend anyone but feel two weeks should be long enough for someone to at least acknowledge my resume and that I have applied for a position.  Right now I would accept anything even a note saying no thanks.  Any advice would be appreciated.  I haven't had to apply for a job for the past 10 years so I am a bit rusty at this.  Thanks again for any advice. 
Congrats! How long have you been a MLS and how long did you study for the test!

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It's been a long, long time since I've used a C-phone, sm
but I do think jobs can be paused.
I had a problem with this for a long, long time sm
I have always worked days, like from 6-3. Over the last few years, it didn't matter how much sleep I got, I became real groggy between 7 and 11. Really shoots the day. Talked to my doctor and he said my blood pressure pills were the culprit but he refused to change me to another brand or dosage since I have multiple aneurysms (2 in the brain). My BP has been stable for a long time and he wants to "keep it on the low side". I tried taking them before I went to bed instead of early in the morning, but then I had headaches all day. So, I am changing to a night shift for a few months so I can sleep when those pills kick in and so far it is working pretty good. I stay mostly awake during my shift and die when I hit the bed from 6 am to 10 am, then I lay down again later in the afternoon for 2-3 hours. I still get 6-7 hours of sleep, it's just split up during the day, plus I am mostly awake now when I sit down to type. I don't have to deal with the heat in my office, either. It tends to warm up real fast in here with the south sun on the house and 2 pc's running all day, even with the air conditioner on.
Way back when, a long, long time
ago and in a galaxy far, far away, I had my own accounts also and some years cleared $75,000.  Yes it can be done, but you need to have your own accounts.  Also lots of delivery, and other duties involved.  I work for a large national now and make much less, but I got tired of accountants, having to deal with hardware problems, deadlines, driving deliveries, printing, printers, etc.  So I decided to simplify my taxes and stay home and just type.  Don't have to worry about computers either, because the company will just send me a new one. 
Long, long files. Seemed like they'd never end! I'd never go back to VA again. nm
I've been doing this a long, long time...

I used to make $70,000 and up a year and did so for most of the late 80s and 90s (one girl used to make six figures a year working 7 days a week!)  Because we were making more money than the supervisors and Medical Records Directors in hospitals, they began to switch to transcription services which were sprouting up all over the place.  Plus AAMT came into existence and even though in the beginning it claimed it was to fight for transcriptionists (although assured us it was NOT a union), they eventually morphed into an organization that was more management friendly.  They developed the "guidelines" and the 65-char line.  That was the beginning of the end for those high-end wages.  Then all those mickey mouse transcription schools popped up, and now outsourcing overseas.  YES, we're complaining.