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Posted By: sm on 2006-07-09
In Reply to: You can skip it then if it makes you ill. :) - nm

am no longer ill. I am one who will speak up about my beliefs as well as those of the people I know.

Have a good day.

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It should read Keystrokes late sending my W2, anyone else? NM
I do not know anything about the company, but did read posts that they paid late. sm

The pay was decent, though, at 10 cpl, but it was 3rd shift every weekend, and I decided to pass just in case I ever decide to get a life. 

Sounds like you had a bad experience -- sorry for that.  Hope wherever you are at now is better. 

Well, read on if you want an honest opinion SM

I have been doing the at-home MT thing for about 10 years now.  The companies you have already tried are very different as far as the staff/type of accounts - I do have to say that at least for Precyse and TransHealth, the level of work at both of them requires someone who has a lot of teaching hospital experience or tons of ESL experience.  I have heard that Focus has the same type of work.  If it makes you feel any better, Spheris and Webmedex both have the same type of work - very challenging to say the least.

What I would suggest is to either go back in-house locally or try a small company with only clinic type work.  You might have a more successful experience if you take a step down as far as the difficulty of the dictation.  Good luck.

Very good post. Unfortunately I think its too late for them

to wake up and smell the coffee.  They have already lost many of their very good MTs and editors.  If they keep on going the way they are now, they will lose accounts. 

I just want to comment about the AAMT selection of employer of the year.  I did not know how the winner of the award was chosen, and I'm not saying management would send in those forms for themselves, BUT I highly doubt that anyone who works at Medware would send in a nomination on their behalf these days. 

ZyloMed late post but...
What the other poster said about Z keeping 1/2 pay if you do not give a notice. That part is true. I looked in my old email folder and there it is in the new hire packet for IC. I gave it a try but wasn't happy. When I gave my notice, I only worked a few hours a day until my notice was done. Maybe they have changed that in their policy- really don't know. Some may like it there, although I did not. Moved on and not bothered all day by group IMs. Just my opinion.
Just go to MQ board and read, form your opinion from current employees (nm)
Hear, hear! Read My Opinion's opinion.
Regarding Wondering's question, the company I work for is investing strongly in upgrading its MTs' and editors' skill levels (exactly what this says about need for us for ten years down the road I can't say). This morning I found an e-mail saying they would pay every one of us to attend an on-line class on making Expander macros to increase our productivity. Amazingly, I have to assume many employees were choosing not to attend the unpaid ones they had been offering...
And... I have a right to post MY opinion
of any posts here as well. There is nothing 'angry' about what I posted. Not once did I say that recruiters, owners, etc... do not have a right to post here. I stated that those who come here and post and get into back and forths and arguments with MTs are unprofessional and that such actions reflect poorly on the company for which they work or own. This is my opinion and I am entitled to post it here.
opinion post
That is, without a doubt, exactly correct.
You are not a professional and by far, your post was not an opinion
It is apparent that you possibly are one of those MTs that has to jump around from company to company.
Is ok for OP to post her opinion just as it is okey
Read Spherson's post below, who admits, in the post, they do pay it.
I'm unclear as to what this response has to do with My Opinion's post.
I like the post and wanted to express MY opinion, just as you
And a great opinion! Good post. nm
Inside is the quote; not the red. The red in my post is my own personal opinion.

*** We started using the Enterprise Express Speech System in late October of 2007 and have already seen a 500 percent increase in speech-recognized drafted
reports. While just 20 members of our team of 300 transcriptionists
are using the system now, we plan to expand its use significantly. In
only 60 days we've seen dramatic productivity climbs and our team
loves the system. ****

I read your post. What do you want me to re-read?
and it seems those are your posts, too, so things just didn't add up and seemed inconsistent. If a place dropped me down to p.r.n. at 7 cpl or whatever and I already had another job where I could get 1000-1500 lines, I wouldn't give the first place a second thought so just couldn't figure out why anyone else would.
DUH, read my post again

It has not happened to me, nope.  Also, I don't know of anyone that it has happened to.  We have a forum that we can post on and no one has said anything of the sort on it.  Why is that?  Why would you come on here and post instead of on our forum if there is a problem?  I have seen other issues brought up on the forum and have not ever seen them called emotional. 

Also, if I was an MT that has been there for years and found that I wasn't getting paid what a newbie was with the same experience or less, and I knew I had been making my line count and been a good employee, I would say something.  I would demand a raise.  If I didn't get what I was worth, I would find a new job that would pay me what I was worth.  As a matter of fact, this is exactly what I did.  I have plenty of experience and was not getting paid well.  So, I asked for raise and was told they couldn't give me one.  So, I left and found a better paying job.  I didn't stick around to become a complainer.  I mean, who else is going to take care of you if you don't?  Whose responsibility is it to make sure you are getting paid well or treated well? 

Did you even really read my post? sm

Gosh oh gee.  I said, nurses are making more money not less, like MTs.  That is ALL I said. How in the WORLD you got all that out of my short post I will never know but it is sure being blown out of proportion. I have the greatest respect for nurses.  Stop trying to put words in my mouth, please.

Thanks, I did read Not Me's post....s/m

and I responded there too.....with a different name is all...

it takes great minds to think alike....and we cannot convince the entire world.....but we can make change in our own little groups in our families and friends and hopefully everyone will pass around the good stuff!  The love and compassion....

I think you need to re-read my post.

I think you need to re-read my post.  I said they were TRIVIAL.  I didn't say that I did not CARE.  I didn't say that I sent out terrible reports to make my work go to India.  How do you suppose when there is more than one way to do something you chose the right way depending on what person is checking work?

I have read your post and all the
others down the page and I agree with you completely. I left a company last year because the QA person just would not let anything I did alone when it came to punctuation. You are correct when you say that punctuation is a style issue and except in cases where it would change the meaning of a sentence, it should be left up to the MT to use as she thinks/knows is correct. I am now with a company who uses this policy. When I was on direct QA for a new account, my QA person did sometimes change punctuation, but this only reflected her own style preference. She made sure to tell me that this did not count against me and that my style was also correct. If I were you and they keep this up, I would look elsewhere to preserve my sanity.
No, not in QA (if you would read my post below)
the one that begins, no, no, what I meant was if your work is accurate and doesn't require much QA.  I don't know the percentage of accuracy; I don't remember, but it is a bonus for the MT's, not the QA people.  I have no idea if they get bonuses, nor do I care.
I don't think you read that in a post
Why would they mess up a good thing? I think you are mistaken.
Read the post
Read the post on the main board, I think it was a couple days ago, labeled the downward spiral of the medical transcriptionist, again this proves everything written is true and happening on a daily basis.
I should have read your post first sm
because I said almost the same thing in mine.  Sorry!
What post did you read?
She asked where the good dictators went, and the reply was that off-shore MTs were sent the good dictators.

What a way to punish the good dictators. Now they get crap back for no reason, unless some poor American is assigned to clean up the mess.
maybe you should read my post again...
I have 2 (two) IC jobs and they do me just fine--I mean $4000 take home fine. CHEERS!
I read your post and just for fun,
sent a mexican rice recipe to that address that you send the sample dictation. I got that same job offer e-mail afterwards. It's all automated, all a scam. I went on live chat and pointed this out, and they disconnected the chat after a short while. Oh well, I feel good knowing the time they wasted on me they weren't taking anyone's money (mine or someone else's).
Did you clearly read my post?
There IS another company involved even though you are told there isn't and i just found this out recently after working for FN for a few years
Well, since this is the first post I have read
including the archives with that information I am just going to continue to look forward to the position. If there is not enough work, I will go back to the recruiter and work with her. THey are hiring from what I understand because they are growing, not for turnaround, so I am not goign to assume there is no work. I will not worry, and I suggest that you do not worry until after there is no work, and after the supervisor cannot give answers. We should know pretty soon which is true. For me, I heard the place is a good one, and I have more reason to believe that at this time.
Read my post, it says- over 20
and no I am not that person you speak of- my pay is less than that - but with my speed it is possible to make OVER 20 an hour and I do not have to work full so my salary very satisfactory to me.
Read the OP's post on p.2. How can sm
you say they're not up to something?  What they are doing is farming out the work to this J & J transcription company and really who knows if there are other companies they send work to. 
I had to read my post again to see
what I wrote as no one who posted a reply even addressed my query.

I sure didn't need any reinforcement as to how crummy this line of work is.
did you not read her post.? She said sm
we need people who are willing to do what it takes to get the work done when it needs to be done. this is what the profession is and always has been. Its just been the last 10 or so years that the real primadonnas the ones without years of experience coming out of these limited schools are demanding all these bankers hours, greater pay than warrants for their experience, etc. etc. It has run this business into the ground.

I am repeating myself for the umpteenth time, but those who have been doing this for years know what it takes to be in this business and it is willingness to work when needed. This is not and never will be a 9-5 job only, a day job only, etc. etc. If you can find a job like that I hope you do but you will get limited experience. The ones that are working all these shifts and willing to do what it takes are getting the experience and they will have jobs. Its not a hopeful situation for alot of us who are willing to work where and when the work is there.
Read my post again
I realize you want to defend them and they may have many positives but in *my* case, I was specifically called back to fill a position, immediately finished and passed all tests. Then the *position* mysteriously vanished.

They didn't even seem to realize how this looked to me (the candidate)... which was suspicious at worst and careless at best
BEST post I have ever read on here!
I am SO tired of seeing the managers tell day people to just flex to evening and nights,... So those of us on nights end up working ALL f#cking night to try and get in our hours. I gave up and I work into the DAY now, so I have their work stolen from THEM before THEY start their day. The managers and their JUST FLEX EVERYBODY policy is retarded. It's chaos!!! Now we're ALL running out of work, all of us have had our salaries slashed due to ISR our health benefits have doubled in cost... It's just rediculous. While they have conferences to tell us how well THEY are doing and what companies/ schools they purchased, while the rest of us are broke an dout of our minds from lack of time AWAY from the computer/work. Evil.
I would re-read your OWN post
if you want to see what a childish tantrum reads like...

NONE of the posters said they wouldn't work weekends; they are objecting to an EVERY weekend requirement.
Read my post ... SM
Again, for the millionth time: ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME ON THIS BOARD.

You WILL find opinions you do not agree with. If you see a particular poster, using the same moniker, that you do not share views with, be an adult and skip their posts. You will have to grow a thicker skin, be a little more proactive on what you read and don't, or simply just allow everyone to have their own perspectives.

You do NOT want me to moderate this board for niceness - trust me.

If you have a problem with a post, report it. I will review it to see if needs action. However, complaining on the board like this is not appropriate. Complaining about other posters' opinions will not necessary get you any where.

ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME. Having the few posting guidelines that we do, we strive to keep this as open for free expression as possible.


If you read my post, the explanation is all there!
If you bothered to read my post--
there were other problems as well. There were problems in all of their depts, not just QA. Let's just say that communication is not one of OSi's strong points. The company's overall attitude played a big part in my decision to leave. I also stated that there are some people who work there that are wonderful and I have no clue why they have not left yet.

I would like to know how you know what my attitude is? I am stating my experiences, you are the angry one. How would you "know" how I take my feedback, whether I blame people, etc, unless you are in the QA Dept? What's my opinion to you, anyway? What makes you such an "expert" of knowing people's attitudes over the years? So, what reason do you have for your panties in a twist? What's YOUR problem and why are you defending OSi so vigorously? You sure are taking this rather personally for someone who is not "involved".

I am not the only person who has had problems with OSi. Apparently there are a lot more out there after reading some of the other posts. We can't ALL be wrong about this company. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if there is smoke, there is fire.
If you bothered to read my post
I agree with you dear
WEll the bottom line is if you don't want to hear anything that is posted here, then don't read it. It's as simple as that. It appears some people are complaining and posting about people who are posting. I have to laugh at that. Bottom line also, people are not happy at OSi and talking to a supervisor there is like talking to a wall. People are upset because we have a QA Manager who doesn't know anything and is not qualified to do her job and Management does not care. I think their opinion is "oh well, so that one quit, we will just hire another one". Do not ever believe you cannot be repaced. Unfortunately, people looking for jobs and are turned off by OSI. If anyone ever asked me a question about OSI i would be perfectly honest and state my feelings and then refer them to this board. After all this is a "company forum" that's what it is here for. I personally am not one sugar-coat anything unless it's the truth. I have to agree that most of the posts here are right on target. And that's why I am soon to be out of here too.
Guess I should have read this post first, huh ;-)

Can you be more specific as to what you need to know about a C-phone?  I'll help if I can

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the post threads - sm
throughout this board. they are a scam. DO NOT APPLY WITH THIS COMPANY. There have been articles in magazines and internet postings about this company. THEY ARE A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a new post on Sten-Tel....please read

I got one very good reedback on this company.  But the other posts were very strange indeed.  What in the world is a tranny company?  What is meant by own by different people and run differently?  So far, these are nothing more than insults to this company.  This does not explain who they are nor how they operate.  It doesn't even really say if they are a good or bad company to work for.  And besides, what is a tranny?????  Anyway, I just want to know if they are professional, what the pay is like, what the platform is like, etc etc etc......

I really would like more than just one response than the positive one I got, which by the way, was very reassuring.  Take care.

Re-read my post - that was my point! nm
Did you read the post you replied to at all?
Because they can even manipulate their count program not to count certain letters, data tags, etc. Of course it will not jive with a word count in Word that will count it all and fairly. Make sense?
As of now, 275 people have read the post!
I agree, read post below by not me...
you are definitely my kind of person...would like to talk further, somehow. take care.
not me.
If you weren't looking for the job why'd you read it and post?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Please read my above post to ?PFFF
I am just a lowly and I do mean lowly MT who has suffered like everyone else, wrong company, have my paycheck cut constantly, 90% ESLs when any fool would know they might, and I say might be having their dictators manipulated. I have 17 years experience and probably can stand toe to toe with any hard luck story on this board with my experience with nationals.

I am making money at Keystrokes. I am single and no second pay check, and when my paycheck gets cut in half be it VR and have it lowered because they in their infinite wisdow decided to grade the hospitals for MT pay and you get cut $250. a paycheck when you were not being over paid to begin with, then I think my opinion matters. I am making money with Keystrokes after over 5 years of getting experience with other nationals.

That is all we do on this board is share our experiences. If my experince can help you, take it, if not then don't. I have been so desperate at times in this profession had I been younger I would have left it.

there are other companies out there that I am sure are as honest as Keystroke, it is just you can't just keep trying them all, that is what I was doing and making less and less, sometimes with the same company.

If we all stick together and share honest experiences maybe things will change. I can pay my rent now, have some left over and am going to be able to afford to move in a couple of months. That speaks for itself.