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You don't want to work for this company. Call your current company and

Posted By: Vickie Herndon, CMT on 2005-07-20
In Reply to: I can't believe what happened to me today - Kt

tell them that you have decided against the new position and tell them that you would like to stay. It is cheaper for them to let you stay than to train someone new. A company who could be so tacky as the one you just spoke of is one you do not want to work for. You can rescind your resignation. If you are a good MT, they will be glad you did.

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If you can increase your work load with current company

that would be better than getting a second job.  It will take you a while to learn new dictators and/or new platform so you won't be making that much money initially for the time you are putting into a new job.  If you are able to pay bills with the debt currently I would just go on a strict budget and cut out any extras.   If you can get a home equity loan to consolidate bills.  Debt will still be there, but instead of several bills to keep up with, you can focus on one and pay debt off sooner.  


Does your current company also have employees?
If so, no matter what, those people will get work first because of the benefits they receive as their total package. They want those people working first and foremost.

I have also been times without work, though not for weeks on end or anything. I used that time to clean, organize, run errands, that kind of thing. Sorry I cannot offer you anything else. It will hopefully pick up soon for you! :-)
Got that my very first day with current company. I'm not a newbie, though
had almost no experience with ESL dictators.  Samples help a bunch.  After having a sample to look at and listening to the dictation it was very clear and I couldn't believe I didn't get it before. 
Call the company back now that DSL is
available, and get that job!  Tell them you thought you'd contact them again since you now have DSL.  MT companies always have openings.  Sometimes you have to do a little chasing down to land a job.
Call your cable company...
Many cable companies offer phone service. Call them and ask them about their programs; also, ask them about the cost of keeping your old number. If you are already a cable subscriber the cost is lower. I have Yahoo as my email server and I prepay for a phone-line (comes through my speakers)and use it for business. Cost is minimal. Check it out, there are a lot of different options out there. BTW, please forgive any errors - I am not quite awake yet.
Call company. They will be happy to help,
If it is a company monitor, call your
Call the money order company to see
if you can stop pay or trace the money order.  It supposedly can be done now.  Then send her a certified letter demanding the equipment or a refund, or you'll sue in small claims court.
I kept getting a recorded message to call some company..
I had never heard of, sometimes twice a day. So, finally I called it and it obviously went to India.  I told him, not very politely, that I was tired of getting their recordings and they needed to remove me from whatever list I was on.  He was still sputtering and stammering when I hung up.  Grrrrr!
call 1st company, explain situation, see what happens.
Call old company. If didnt burn bridges, would
Should company pay for time spent on a required conference call? (sm)

My company has been having conference calls on one of my accounts in which they request that you attend (they take roll call) to learn new rules, changed rules, updates, etc. on the account.  This has turned into a real pain because it takes so much time out of your production that day.  They say it will become more "routine" as time goes by because of the volume of the rules, etc. 

I was wondering, do any others have had that situation and, if so, have you been compensated for that time? 

I should note, I am an employee, not an IC, and am paid by the line.


My first job was a total cold call to small local company...got hired over the phone- sm
give it a shot. Look in your yellow pages or on-line white and yellow pages and see what you can come up with. MT Daily has a list by state of MT companies to with their contact info. Also test your butt off anywhere and everywhere on line, you will learn a lot during the process. I found it quite enlightening when I was doing it 3+ years ago. Good luck.
All I know is it caused the company I work for to be unable to do all work due today and the rest
What Company is This? I have been hired by a company that is sending a foot pedal.. Don't want t
The company cutting cpl, the company stopping paying for headers
Good of the company? As IC, I am my own company. Not my problem if she has problems as long as I do
Accepted a job with a new company, gave two weeks notice to my old company..

Old company, let me go before two weeks was up.  New company, said they were having trouble getting me set up and my equipment ready, but they would pay me while I waited.  It's been a month, still no check from new company even though I was told it was "in the mail."  I have no income and am at a loss. 

I have a signed offer letter from the new company, contracts, etc.  I applied for unemployment, but old company is saying I quit and technically I am currently employed with the new company!  New company is not returning calls or answering email.

What should I do!?!?!?!

I started sending my resume out today, but the process of getting a new job will take at least two weeks and I need money now to catch up on what I'm behind!

i used to work for a company that divided the work types up and i loved it. sm
there were only 4 of us working a major teaching hospital. someone was assigned surgery, different assigned discharges, different admits, etc. we all had the backup work type in case the original assignee wasn't available and were cross trained. it made us much more efficient, ability to get used to dictators, set macros, and in the long run we were all much happier.
The company I work for said cable phone wouldn't work, just FYI.
With my company, ICs use their own emails, employees have company email.
COMPANY INQUIRIES belong on Company board, please!
....3 months later my old company rehired me; can you return to your 1st company?
Local radiology company, not transcription company
who has only 5 transcriptionists and are not hiring at this moment. We all work at home and get great benefits, no insurance out of pocket and 22 days paid vacation in the first year, after that it goes up. I feel very fortunate to have found them, but again I chose them because they did not do production, so now that they are, I'm a little disappointed.
What company do you work for? Maybe some of
work for a company

When work is low at my company I have

volunteered several times to just work half a day, or take the day off so that another MT who needs the lines more than I do can have the opportunity to at least get in a full day of work. 

I don't often have a day where I can't get all my lines in though and there are usually lots of days where I could type 24/7.   My work is assigned to me and I have no idea what any MTs workload may be on any given day.  Most of the time I work extra if the workload warrants it, but there are days too that work may be slow at the beginning of my shift and I'm just not able to work more later in the day to make up the lines.  I'm not complaing about not getting work, but I also don't believe that I need to fit my life and family around my work on a regular basis.  I believe that when an MT is hired FT and the company has expectations of how many lines a day they want the MT to produce, then it is reasonable for the MT to expect work.  I know the business is feast or famine, but if an MT who if FT and wants to work is consistently not getting enough work during their scheduled shift then there is a problem.

I'm very good at what I do, but I work to live, not live to work, and I don't remember signing anything that said I agreed that my life/family came second to MTing. 


Any company that has work right
we must work for the same company
The little scale at the top of the page actually calculates total lines, but we do it separately I believe because of keeping track of what each MT does on the log. I keep the log up and type it in as I go and don't fool with writing it down.
Who is the best company to work for?
Can someone please tell me someone you work and are happy.  I have 8 years' experience in multi-specialty clinic and acute care (except op notes) and want somewhere with good pay and steady work.  I'm tired of bouncing from company to company after they lose your account and don't have enough work to keep you busy.  HELP!  I am so frustrated with this field.  When things are going good, I can do 2000 lines a day and be happy, but then every 6 months or so things go bad with that company and its a few months of transition after things fall apart.  I'm about to lose my mind.  Thanks in advance for the suggestions
RE: Who is the best company to work for?
company while i work
My baby, Simon, (lhasa-poo), loves to lay right up against my foot while I work.   You are right - makes me love working at home!  What a blessing.
Best company(ies) to work for?sm
I know this subject has probably been posted b4, but I could use some good advice.  It's time for me to move on and I am looking around and would appreciate any advice on who is good to work for.  I have considerable experience. 
Wonder if we work for the same company?
Your story sounds very much like mine. I would be digging out all the garbage docs every day on my secondary while my primary had plenty of work. I was also made to feel *special* because not every MT can do the harder accounts. I want to start pretending that I can only do the easy docs and let someone else do the harder ones. I leave my office pretty frustrated and wiped out at the end of my day now doing nearly all the really tough accounts. How is this fair? Either pay them less if they cannot do them or pay me more!
Anyone work as an IC for more than 1 company?

I'm wondering how this would work out.  I am an IC for a company, but don't have enough work in my specialty.  I'm not as productive, obviously, when doing a different specialty and am losing money when picking up the left-over work. 

Are there others out there who do specialty work as an IC for 2 or more companies?  Of even do work for a company and also pick up your own accounts that are not through a company?  How has it worked out for you?  Do MTSOs usually dislike this or are they generally okay with it.  I just don't see myself being able to make a living if I have to keep switching gears when there are no jobs for my specialty. 

Thank you for any replies/insight.

11.5 cpl and work for a company.
The company I work for does not allow sm
you to download their platform onto another computer. They supply the equipment, and if I want to travel, I have to take their CPU with me.
I work as an IC for a company and get
You must be new with the company you work for, right?
Just wait until you start getting the *real stuff* after the break-in period. 
The company I work for
docks you $1 per blank after a certain amount, but I have the same dictators all the time and that didn't start until after the usual training period. It has never made a real big difference in pay. You get used to your dictators and normally don't have more than that certain amount of blanks that are allowed before deduction.
If you work for a company you

and it depends on how many hours you put in to get 400 lines. If you have to do it in 2 hours, it will take you longer to reach that 400 lines than if you have 4 hours or so, especially if you have been out for a while. Once you are working and getting used to it again, you will have no trouble meeting those 400 lines in a few hours, or even less.

i bet we work for same company...
it's all verbatim, which is tempered by style rules and common sense.

When "verbatim" is done that way, there's no problem.
Does anyone work for a company-sm

that pays for reports that have been typed and then the doctors decides not to use it?  I just did a 13.41 minute report and did not see it in my line count so I went into another program to look it up.  It is in the 'deleted' folder.  I hate this.

My sup's response is "We give you 28 lines for every addendum report or dictated change so it all evens out".  BALONEY!!!!  If a doc dictates "go back to Joe Blow's report and add/take out we are to get 28 lines to type this and put in Q/A and they will correct the report. Same thing if an addendum to a job needs to be done.  I have had none of these jobs for weeks so not getting paid for the 13.41 job does not even out for me.

How does your company handle these types of deleted jobs?


I would never work for a company that did that.
We would all like to have 100% QA but no one is perfect.  Who is to say that it looks perfect to us, but the client decides, they do not like the way we put in our commas. Would I want my pay cut on that basis? NO WAY. I'd move on..JMO
What company do you work for?
I was hoping to get in on the VR escription $$$$$ I have been hearing so much about but now I am starting to wonder if it is for me. Any tips to share about VR escription work that might help me out? Thanks
No IC here. I work for a company
When starting I gave my ideal schedule and they gave it to me without question. Then I had to request numerous Friday evenings off for childcare issues and when it posed a problem I asked for a schedule change of Friday evenings over to Sunday evenings and they agreed.
Maybe you need to work for a different company?
I'd wonder what company is doing the work now. SM
Fixing those is why the EditScript portion comes to the MTSOs at all. When I was working in EditScript the work was being siphoned away from workers at my MTSO to ones offshore without any explanation to us, only evasions in response to our questions, until a week or two before the last big chunk of it was to disappear, and then we were told.
The company I work
for is Zylomed and three years ago, they paid me 10 cents per line...I have been working for them for about 6 years now...and you are right about the fact that we with many years of experience should not be so quick to accept a job for lower than 9 or 10 cents a line for these on line companies...that's crazy.  The doctors around here that are local..small offices, pay 12 cents per line...I have friends who type for docs making this much money....so I think that we need to make a board like the online companies have about what they want, and kind of turn the tables a little bit, and make a board of Transcriptionist stating what their guidlines are and what they are looking for in a company and our pay rate and see how many offers WE get.  It's just a thought, but I think it might work.  Who knows   It never hurts to try. 
not at the company I work for
Our initials may not be on the report, letter, etc., but we all have specific accounts we're responsible for, same as our MTs, so if there's a problem that makes it through to the patient chart for whatever reason, the Editor assigned to that account gets the blame because it's our job to make sure that doesn't happen.
I used to work for more than 1 company ...sm
I don't anymore. When I did, they each knew about it.