The job you want to apply for is "Records Retriever", This is all phone and computer work, but no selling. You are calling specific Dr's offices to collect medical records on specific patients. The training is unpaid, and does take awhile to get thru but the job is worth it if you like phone jobs. The more cases you can handle the more money you make. VOIP service is used for the phone so you must have a High Speed internet connection, and also need a customer service background. Because of the nature of the information you have and will be dealing with before they hire you the will ask you to send a copy of your picture ID and your SSN # so they can do the background check. Compensation for the job is $4.00 per case that records are retrieved. You are paid every 2 weeks but you will not get your first check until you have worked for them 1 month. They make darn sure that you are not just trying to work with them to get ahold of the sensitive information you will have access to.

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  1. Anonymous // October 27, 2008 at 7:41 AM  

    Parameds doesnt believe in free speech but DO believe in free labor!!! You will average $5.00 an hour and have a supervisor up you ass constantly!! Parameds takes advantage of people who must work from home.

  2. Anonymous // November 13, 2008 at 1:49 AM  

    I agree with the post above. This company really takes advantage of its retrievers. The pay is way to low. They treat their Independent Contractors like employees, requiring a certain amount of hours of work per day, a minimum case load, they are constantly QCing you, the Supervisors are constantly emailing you pushing you to take care of this or that.. its too demanding and way too much work for the pay. I really look down on companies like this who display their unappreciation to their workers by offering such low pay. They really try to market this job saying that its a performance based job in that the more cases you take on, the better your pay. What they really don't tell you is, the amount of hours you would have to end up taking on throughout your work day in order to really make a halfway decent paycheck. Also, they don't offer direct deposit which is archaic in this day and age, being that many aspects of their system is automated and they have many IC's working virtually. If you want your pay a bit faster, you have to PAY $9.50 out of your paycheck to have it UPS delivered. It's truly a disappointment for me. Some people like it..and I found the cheerleaders for companies like this are people who feel as though these companies are doing them a favor by offering a work from home opportunity... This is still a job an honest exchange between IC and 'Employer'...no one is in this for favors.

  3. Anonymous // December 9, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

    I currently work for Parameds and have been for the last couple of months. I believed that I could make some good money at this job, but that's a joke. All the supervisor crap you have to put up with while working below min. wage is crazy. It seems like all the supervisors want to be the top supervisor. I can say this will be my last week with this company. Every time you turn around they are on your a** about something, breathing down your neck over minor things and taking 25 cents off of your cases left and right because of little mistakes. You can work on a case for two months and the insurance company decides that they want to cancel it and you only get $2 if your lucky, some that were cancelled, I did't get anything! If you enjoy working 9-7 and some days not taking lunch for less that $100 a week, then this is the job for you.

  4. Anonymous // January 5, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

    This company is seriously a joke. I really think they simply hire those of us who are in desperate need of a job...and who are only willing to tolerate the insanely low pay, late paychecks and supervisor and QC harassment because of our need or desire to stay at home and work. Please do not be fooled when they tell you that this is a performance based job, what you put into it is what you get out... Not the case! They are ALWAYS losing cases left and right..meaning, a facility says they fax or mail it and then guess what? PDC doesn't get it, so guess what you have to do, crawl back to the facility and ask that they resend it. If it were a mistake that happened every blue moon, that is fine, but its not! There is a significant number of cases and time that I waste asking facilities to refax and remail the records. Their shipping department it either out of wack or there are definate issues with their system. Please find other employment, where it is not supposedly 'performance based'. You will really regret it, particularly when there are issues that arise that are simply out of your control, but you are left to deal with it.

  5. Anonymous // March 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM  

    I totally agree Parameds is a joke! I have worked there since Sept, my first supervisor ROCKED, she was easy going, very helpful and sweet. But that didn't last long, they transferred my to a supervisor who is rude, condisending and down right nasty. This company is all about rules and perfection but they can't even spell my last name (very simple only 6 letters) right. They are always bugging you about something! The pay is NO WHERE near equal to the work you do. I've given my 2 weeks notice and can't wait to be free of this place. I think you could make more money delivering newspapers! STAY AWAY, unless you don't mind making less than min. wage and having people up your ass all the time!!

  6. Anonymous // September 1, 2009 at 8:07 AM  

    I have been working for PDC for 5 years now, and yes at the beginning the no. of hours you need to put in for the pay is frustrating, however once you have taken the time to learn the job, and not treat it like a temp job, that you do between watching TV and going shopping, it can be re rewarding. With a 35-40hr week, I am currently making over 35K/year. It still allows me to be home with my kids, be there when they are sick, and get home from school, that Is what I wanted to be able to do, and this job has allowed me to do it. It all depends on attitude, I have been able to train, and mentor a lot of other retrievers, and have found that a lot of them take this job thinking that they can breeze through it and make money for doing nothing. People need to treat this like working for any other Co. Any other organization that is dealing with the public is going to want a high standard of work. In most cases PDC is bidding with many other retrieval co’s to get the same business, and the quicker the turn around the happier the customer. I have been fortunate in most cases to have some good supervisors, and have also been able to work my way up to do sub work for the supervisors that pays extra per hour, that has helped bring up the pay. I also am asked occasionally to do other odd jobs for them, and if I do not like the $$ they are going to pay for it I tell them, that it is not worth my time and I can make more doing calls, they usually meet my requirements so I will do it. PDC does know who is valuable to the co. and with time and effort comes respect, Remember you have to earn that. I think a lot of people looking at work from home jobs are under the impression it will pay you lots of $$ for little work. If people are looking for work that takes little effort, I am sure there are envelope stuffing jobs that pay well!!! This job is not for everyone, but for those who stick with it, and treat it with a professional attitude, it can be rewarding.

  7. Anonymous // October 5, 2009 at 9:31 PM  

    I am going to agree with the comment above. I have been with PDC now for 1 1/2 years and I love it. For the month of September I brought home about $1545 but I worked my rear off. Not only do a retrieve but I pick up extra work that they offer me. I love the flexibility that it offers. If you are doing what you are suppose to be doing then you will not have a Supervisor up your butt, your jobs will not be constantly QC'd and you would be much happier. It has been clearly stated that you have to work almost 2 months before you will see the money coming in and now there is a new pay scale once you have achieved 200 cases that your pay is based on how hard you do work.

  8. Anonymous // March 29, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

    I think everyone that has posted here, negative and positive has worked for more than 2 months and realizes that it takes a few months to make money. I worked damn hard and I realized quick how much nonsense I had to deal with for such little pay. The supervisors DO harass you on a constant basis. They are quick to assume that you have not been thorough and you end up wasting key strokes responding to questions from them that was either already answered or clarifying an issue again..simply because they assume that you are an idiot much like the comments above.

  9. Anonymous // April 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

    I've worked for PDC for a little over a month and I like the work. Yes, sometimes the managers don't read entire emails, however, I have not let this discourage me. I just received my first pay check and I was pleased with it. Especially considering it will be even more in the months to come if I want to work more hours/cases. I really enjoy being able to do household chores, cook lunch and dinner for my family, run errands and anything else I need to do. Instead of bashing the company, why not just admit this type of work is not for you and move on.

  10. Anonymous // April 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM  

    I currently work for PDC and I love it. I have been here years and if i take less cases my pay is lower. If i take more cases i get a higher 2 week pay check. Once you get down how PDC works, the SUPs dont get on your butt hardly at all. If your slack in updating or dont call like your supposed to you will be questioned because your work reflects on the company. I think its a great work from home job for those with patience
    and love phone work.

  11. Anonymous // July 29, 2011 at 1:54 PM  

    I have read all the comments list since 2008. It is not hard to tell that the good comments comes from the supervisors in the upper level office/home enviromental situation. The company must be pretty bad when you have to have workers in higher commands to comment to try to off set the negative statments.HUH

  12. Anonymous // September 7, 2011 at 8:45 PM  

    Ive been a retriever for over 4 years and while the work is demanding and the sups are always on my case this job is putting food on my table every day! Im averaging over ten dollars an hour since the second month and im not goin anywhere unless they drop me. Whoever complains is probably a failure at whatever they do. Do i like everything here? No but i have never ever been paid late, my sups are fair with me and im making an honest living for me and my two girls.

    I really love my job at pdc and no, im not a sup or mgr, just a hardworking very appreciative worker.

  13. Anonymous // November 30, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

    I have been working at PDC for over a year. I work my booty off 5-7 hours a day. The post above stated she makes 35k...that is not possible..at all. I carry 150 cases at a time at 5.00 per case closing at 7-10 days , I work 60 hours every 2 weeks...you do the math . If I close 300 cases a month, which by the way is very hard I will make 1500.00 x 12 ..oh and of course less taxes at the end of the year. to make 35 k...no way in hell...not with this company...and yes you can stay home and cook and do laundry..dont leave though, you will come home and have 15 cases on your computer that have to be done that day or they will take a quarter off your pay. I am staying until I pay off a couple bills and then I am going to take my integrity and head out...If you think the offices that you call are nice...think again, you are the bottom of the food chain to them and they will let you know...not good for the soul on a daily basis...PDC needs to pay the good retrievers decent money to keep them...but instead they just keep hiring, quitting hiring quitting and they don't get it..