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Yes, Transcend is very flexible. - sm

Posted By: ATMT on 2005-07-13
In Reply to: Transcend - Meghan

You can pretty much choose the schedule you want to work, but then have to consistently work the schedule you chose instead of jumping around during the day. This works better for everyone involved because then it's easier for the managers to find coverage for accounts. If you just work whenever you want as long as you get your hours in, you're taking work from people regularly scheduled during those hours you don't normally work.  The work week goes from Sun. to Thurs. or Tues. to Sat. Yes, they do pay shift differential. 

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I'm not sure how flexible. When I say
punch in you have to go to their website and go through a log-in when you begin your work and a log out.   They need to stay with TAT time, so even as an IC you need to have scheduled hours, although you set your hours and can have flexibility with those, but once you commit to those hours there isn't a lot of flexibility in them.  
Sure you can. I did it with 2. I have a flexible
job with 24-hour TAT and I worked bits here and there around my children's needs.  It wasn't a piece of cake all the time, I got frustrated, was tired at times, but I had to work and was not willing to put my children in daycare full-time.  When they were about 3 I put them in a mother's time out program for 15 hours a week to give me time to run errands, take a nap, work, or whatever.  
Being flexible is a must...

and it is not your employer's problem that you need to take care of your kid.  This attitude is the exact reason why MTs are not respected.  People do get sick on nights, weekends, and holidays.  You should have considered that when you decided to become an MT.  It's a 24/7 job.

Being flexible is a must...

and it is not your employer's problem that you need to take care of your kid.  This attitude is the exact reason why MTs are not respected.  People do get sick on nights, weekends, and holidays.  You should have considered that when you decided to become an MT.  It's a 24/7 job.

Flexible work
I know of www.rapidtranscript.com that is looking for additional folks.
9-5 vs. flexible hours sm
You didn't state if you were going to be an EMPLOYEE or an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. A company can tell an employee what their set schedule will be; typically 9-5 (or 8:30-5 with a 1/2-hour lunch at noon) etc. BUT a company CANNOT tell a contractor what hours to work; they can only negotiate what work you will be given, NOT how you accomplish that work. Lots of companies try to get away with the tax/financial advantages of using "contractors" and then treating them like "employees." Rare companies will allow their employees to flex their schedules to fit their personal life...So, ask yourself, Who's The Boss? Them? or You? Hope that helps...

Flexible hours. nm
Flexible hours
If anyone knows of any jobs that offer 24-hour TAT please pass on!  I used to have flexible hours as an IC just two years ago.  What happened?  That was the entire reason I went into this field!
flexible hours
Thanks for the input..
Flexible is my middle name! nm
Flexible keyboard

Would anyone be interested in sharing their opinions or experience with a flexible keyboard.  I saw one in a discount food store, a place called Aldis, and it was about 14, 15 bucks. 

It looked interesting; however, I am so used to punching the keys down (the keys and board look almost wafer-thin!) so wanted to know if anyone has tried it and if they liked it or not. 

Any input would be appreciated, thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving season to everyone. 

And are flexible enough to be able to lick
Here is the brando flexible...
Not always...not all companies are flexible with schedules!
I understand how you feel but try being flexible

or go to a different company.  I'll be the first one to admit I am an employee and rarely work my schedule.  It is NOT a problem with management, in fact it is a plus.  Why?  Because when the work runs out, I have two other hospitals to back me up.  If they are low, I log out, do my laundry, run my errands and sign back in after dinner when the work has built up again and there isn't anyone willing to work those hours.  I log in  on the weekends as I often get notes from my account supe advising everyone who is scheduled to work but are NOT working how behind the account is.  My committment is to my accounts because if I take care of my accounts, those accounts take care of my employer and when that happens, my employer takes care of me.  Patients don't always need treatment and/or dictation is not always done when you are scheduled to work.  This is the nature of the beast and being miserable is no way to deal with it. 

Over the last 10+ years, this attitude has been rewarded many times over by being a very valued employee and have appreciation shown in many ways that have made my life richer, in addition to providing an income that exceeds the average MT.


Wal-Mart has a flexible keyboard for about $18
I do not have one yet, but would like to try out the flexible keyboard. The picture shows the keyboard being rolled up like a rubber mat. That's what it looks like a rubber mat with all the keyboard keys on it. The keys look like the soft keys of a calculator.
I love the flexible schedule!
I decided to stick with MT because of the schedule. (Plus, I can make more money in 6 hours of MT than 10 hours at a regular job with commute, lunch, breaks, etc.) DH and I had a long lunch yesterday at my favorite restaurant. I was able to drop off and pick up the kids at school, and be there for their sports practice. This next week is a Thanksgiving feast at the kids' school, so I get to go to that, too. I clean during the day while I'm working, so the house isn't a total pigsty.
the best advice is learn to be flexible and...
give the client what he/she wants, even if it goes against what you were taught. I see a lot of newer MTs who really seem to believe that medical transcription is all black and white when in reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

Not every doctor follows the BOS to the letter (some don't even know what that is!) and if an account is verbatim, then that's how you need to transcribe it.

Also, not every doctor wants names replaced with "the patient" - I work for one doc who fills his letters/reports with not only the patient's name, but sometimes names of family and friends of the patient as well. (Many of his patients are very well-known from both the entertainment and sports industries, and this doc loves to drop names at every opportunity!)
yes they are very flexible. They are a great company to work for.
Best job I EVER had!
Correction - They will be flexible with HOURS/days, etc.
...rather than benefits.
You are lucky you worked for a flexible company
You need to be flexible. Nothing stays the same in MT. You do it how the person paying you says to
This is strange. I just discussed a flexible on-call person
for radiology with the owner of Keystrokes, where I have worked for 4 years. We were discussing the feasibility of having someone trained on a few accounts, ready to do "x" number of reports a day without a fixed schedule, floating on a few different accounts.

If anyone is interested, please email the office. You can do so through the ads on the job seekers board.
But if that account is paying your bills, you must negotiate and be flexible. IMO
I know you can only lower a little bit, but to let them know that you are flexible and care about keeping their account may just encourage them to stay with you.  I can't afford to let an account go without just a little negotiation.
I have a flexible schedule, I make decent money, better

than I could make working in an office, even though I haven't had a raise in 5 years and not likely to get one anytime soon.  I homeschool my children, we don't have a 9 to 5 lifestyle, DH doesn't have a 9 to 5 job and it allows him a 3 day weekend so we like to travel.  I am able to work anywhere I can get internet access so we can pickup and go at a moments notice w/o me having to worry about work.

I hate office politics.   I don't have to spend $$ on clothes as I work in jeans or sweats, or can stay in my jammies all day.   We only have 1 car and that works for us now, but wouldn't if I worked outside the home. 

Life is just less stressful not having to get my kids up at 6:00 a.m. to get ready so they can catch the bus by 7:00.   My DC would be getting home at 4:00 or later if they were in school and by the time they did homework and we had dinner it would be time to prepare for bed and we wouldn't have much family time.  By homeschooling my DC have been able to explore their passions, have really developed a love of learning and we have developed a wonderful family bond.  We spend hours every week talking about world events, relationships, etc.   My DC are my #1 reason for working at home.   When they have left the nest I may consider working outside the home, or at least exploring other work-at-home options. 



Have Part Time Flexible Work in the evenings available, have emailed you. nm
Flexible schedule and reasonable line rate, at least 11 cpl for acute care!
I am not real "needy". No benefits as IC, just need flexible schedule due to very active family, and expect a good line rate. In return, I will go above and beyond what is expected to meet TAT and quality!


I've been there almost a year and I've never had a problem with bending my schedule by a couple of hours.  They would like you to work the hours you committed to, but no one has ever said anything to me about starting earlier or later or ending my shift a little early.  But, I make sure that my lines are adequate before I stop for the day.  I have had a couple people tell me that they will get an email or a phone call about working their committed schedule, but it was mostly for people who are not producing enough.

Hope that helps!

No to Transcend
I tried to work for Transcend for 1 month (I also had 2 other jobs transcribing to see which co. I liked to stick with) anyways, I was put on 3 accounts, of which only 1 had work consistently and even that account ran out. And the work I received seemed cherry-picked as I had heavy ESL, which I have experience with, but need high volume to pay the bills! I decided that I would stop working for Transcend and see how long it took for them to realize I no longer was working. Well, about 1 1/2 months later I was still scheduled according to their website, and had received no contact regarding my absenteeism. Eventually, I received an e-mail about missing work. However, even after another 2 weeks, I was still on the schedule and receiving CEO emails, birthday cards, etc... I sent the computer back and am working for a company that knows my name. I figured I would have that experience with a national. At least the co. I'm with now mixes my work with moderately difficult dictators to easy line accounts to compensate. Good luck.
Can anybody tell me if Transcend allows you to be "flexible" with the hours you work (meaning, are they very strict about keeping certain hours or are they more lenient about having a flexible schedule as long as you get your hours in)?  Also, do they require you to work one day on the weekend on a regular basis?  If so, do they give shift differential?  Thanks for your replies in advance!
Transcend/Beyond TXT

I know that a lot has been said about the changes at Transcend and their platform for some accounts going to Beyond TXT.  It is a VR/typing platform.  It has received some negative publicity here on MT Stars.  I just want to give another opinion of it for all those who might have or are considering a position with Transcend.  I believe some of the posts may have scared some people off. 

I have been working on the new platform now for a little while and I have to say that I absolutely love it.  The platform has been designed specifically for MTs with many of our suggestions implemented into the making of it.  It is quick and very easy to type on.  The thing I love the most about it and the company is that they are consistently making changes to it.  The changes are generated by emails from MTs who type on it, making suggestions to make it better and better for us.  I have never worked for a company that goes to that length for us. 

This is my experience at Transcend and I understand not everyone has the same experience.  No need to start flaming me for my experience.  Just wanted to give my side to the changes that are happening at this great company.  And NO I am not management. 


But if it is transcend, you will only get about 600
lines a day because of the system being down, overstaffing, and then they will pay you a whopping 60% of what you make because you only "edit."
Any OSI or Transcend MTs out there? (sm)

Have tested for both. Any pros and cons from either (or both) would be greatly appreciated.  TIA..

No offense, but read the archives on these two companies...there's not much good about either. I worked for both, and if I HAD to go back to one or the other, OSi would be the lesser of the two evils.
Are you with Transcend?
looking into Transcend
Any info on them before I apply?
Hey all...my husband recently lost his job, so I need to find more work.  I'm looking into Transcend and OSI...what is your take on them?  Thanks so much
Is anyone able to work??
Transcend bought MDI-FL. 
Transcend has an ad out for
night MTs and VR editors for 12 to 15 per hour, but minimum requirement.
Transcend already has more than 80% of its
is doing the same.  It isn't just radiology either, it's all work types.  I think it's moving along faster than we expected, but it will never replace MT.  It will just leave all the unintelligible dictation for the MT.
I am PT with Transcend and I was
told if I need to change my schedule, I must talk to my team leader about it.  They need coverage on your committed hours.  Otherwise, you need to talk to you team leader. 
Are MDI and Transcend one and the same?
Anyone doing VR for Transcend?
If so, is your work load consistent?  I see they advertise nearly daily and I am curious about why they have so many openings.
Transcend is by far the worst company I have ever worked for so I totally agree with the post above.  They treat their employees absolutely horrible and I would never tell anyone to apply for a job there.  A lot of promises that are never kept....
MQ and Transcend both use VR
I am about to start working for them.  Anyone know anything about them or OSi?
I work on their typing platform and have 7 accounts and NONE have any work!
There's no work on the typing platform!
don't know about Transcend
a big difference; if you may, say 7 c/l and do 1000 lines a day, that's $70/day; if you make 9 cpl and do 1000 lines a day, that's $90/day, or $20 more a day, $100 more a week...make sure it's the same line rate though, such as 65-character line with spaces included.