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i used to work for a company that divided the work types up and i loved it. sm

Posted By: wishing on 2005-07-24
In Reply to: Do you get choice of which report types are sent to you? - Thank you.

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.

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Have a hospital I work for and they consistently change work types and do line counts. (sm)
Management just doesn't understand in order to crank out the work you need to be proficient by typing the same accounts. Go figure, they just don't get it ??
Work types
Has anyone ever quit a position because you get work types you were assured you would not have to do?  I absolutely despise discharge summaries and was told upon hire that I would not have to do them, there were plenty of other reports I could do, now I get big chunks of DS throughout the day, I never have liked them, I lose about 75-100 lines/hour doing them.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I am not a newbie, I just do not like discharges and get a real mental block, I think mainly because I get so tired of sitting while the dictator is trying to figure out what to say.
Work types
Yes, they all have to get done but I used to work for a company that you were given a certain work type all day long, and it either rotated or if there was one person who liked ds or op, they were routed to them - the work got done, the MT had more production, thus the company benefitted also, why take an MT who can do 300+ lines on everything but DS and put them on DS when you have people who do 150 on everything, including DS
work types
Most won't allow that.. Especially the ones that pay well. The one I work for requires you to be skilled in all ares, even radiology.. It is a great job.. Have them for 20 years and 10 years in the MT department working from home. Hospitals are the way to go.
Realistically with all work types
and various dictators, I average about 17.5 minutes per hour at the end of the day.  But the first few hours I'm still working with my coffee buzz, so it is a little more, maye 22-25.  I get a lot of 10-15 minute reports with a lot of dead air time, then will get a 2-minute report that is two pages long.  I could never go by minutes unless it is the same thing over and over again.
Well, I have 25 years experience also in all work types
and only do acute care with a line rate of 10.5 cpl M-F and 11 cpl on the weekends.

You can negotiate it a little harder, and you will get it depending on their needs, I guess.

It is MDI-Maryland.
Not having standards hurts. Some work types just (sm)
don't add up line wise as quick as others. For me Ops are the best line count, consults and discharge summaries are killers.
30 hours divided by four days equals seven-hour days. Most of us have to work pretty much every day
All I know is it caused the company I work for to be unable to do all work due today and the rest
I've done all work types also and always find myself making more
doing radiology than any other work type.

I think it's mainly because it's more repetitive than the other work types.

With your three years experience, you should do fine jumping back into it.

Good luck.
all work types - 3000 lines a day @ 12 cpl 65 characters
18 cpl transcribed line - private hospital account. These are the only specifics I am willing to give.

Do not e-mail me and ask where or who - I will not reply!

I understand companies are paying 4 & 8 cpl edit/transcribed. I do not work for a company. I caught a hospital account using the platform at the right time and signed on quickly as an IC.

Hope this helps.
The company I work for said cable phone wouldn't work, just FYI.
Poll: hardest and easiest work types. I enjoy...
orthopedics and psychiatry.  Do not like cardiology, oncology. 
Unproductive work types continually, for me, DS with ESLs and residents. nm
Do U keep playing with the ports and the types of foot pedals? An odd pedal might not work, like a
Loved the work, hate the conditions
I loved being a transcriptionist. I just hated what the job had become. I really enjoyed for years, but once we switched from being paid hourly to being paid production, it just went downhill. Too many things can interfere with production, as you are finding out. Doesn't matter how fast you type. If the server goes down, the electricity goes out or you're stuck with crappy dictators, your paycheck will suffer.
I used to work with TransNet...Loved it and would recommend it

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.
1500-1600 doing acute, multiple, multiple work types. NM
You don't want to work for this company. Call your current company and
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.
I agree 100% especially with reading as one types (I do also) and if a company sm

constantly have no woek or constantly runs out of work.  At least half of the MTs on MTstars need to follow this advice.  This would stop the majority of the whining on this board.

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.
Does anyone work for one than one company?

If so, do they know about it?