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You work for both MQ and the company that might be buying

Posted By: it, so our course you don't worry. on 2005-08-11
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    All I know is it caused the company I work for to be unable to do all work due today and the rest
    i used to work for a company that divided the work types up and i loved it. sm
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    The company I work for said cable phone wouldn't work, just FYI.
    I don't work for MQ but that happened to me once at the company where I work and
    my next two paychecks were shorted out of what they had overpaid me for that pay period. I hope they don't take it out of your hide. It was hard to budget for that month!
    Company I work for has to pay fines for work out of TAT.
    I work as an IC, work when I want, but I still let the company know if I am going to be unavailable
    for any length of time, even though I don't have to.
    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?
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    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.
    Does anyone work for one than one company?

    If so, do they know about it? 

    Not a company I'd work for...
    If they are paying cents per line on QA editing, there's a good chance they are not a very reputable company for the simple fact that the QA editors are having to very carelessly fly through reports to make any money so the quality of work being sent the client is not going to be great.  I don't imagine there is going to be much job stability there since the client will probably eventually go with another company to get better quality work. An MT may send a job for just a few blanks to QA and the Editor will only check those blanks and move on to the next report...which is why they feel they can get away with paying that, but the job of a QA editor should be much more than that...they are the last stop between the MT and the client.  A company with good, conscientious QA editors who are patient and willing to teach and not having to worry about their own pockets is going to be put out the best work.
    I would never work for a company where
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    What company? Who would/could work
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    we must work for the same company sm
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    I won't work for a company that offshores.

    I work for a company out of Wisconsin
    I actually work for a company based out of Wisconsin. Are you happy with your benefits with Humana One.
    I do not work for MQ, but another piece of -- company. SM
    The platform has its own line counter. When I went to see how many lines I did the other day, I had a huge number of lines. I almost fell off the chair. I made sure the total was for that day alone and there were lines of 1500, after four hours of work.

    I did this twice and came up with same total. Third time, however, I got the correct total, which was exactly half that amount. I found this strange. That's all. Strange.
    Good Company to Work For
    I really need to make a change.  Can those of you out there that REALLY LIKE the company you work for send me a line?  I have already applied to quite a few, and now it's decision time.  I appreciate any input you can give me.    Thanks in advance!    PJ
    Yup, I addressed this with the company I work for,
    and they said they would crack down on it. But did they?
    Do you have your own accounts or do you work for a company?
    Great company to work for!

    Excellent Company to work for.. (sm)
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    The company I work for has jobs sm
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