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As a MTSO, why would he/she feel the need to come to a public board and complain? Unprofessional in

Posted By: IC-MT on 2006-01-08
In Reply to: Confidential? Interesting word to use on this board. - Maybe you should tell the MTs the same thing.


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If you are an MTSO, you are really unprofessional
Does your company start with a T... If so, I feel your pain and it does no good to complain. No one
cares. Tell me how you go from over 200 jobs in a queue to nothing in a few hours. Hmmmm. I smell offsourcing. Not happy. I just got a second job and thank goodness. It will save me when there is no work which is too often for my liking.
Lawsuit for a public board? Who are you going to sue? nm
Grow up
We can post whatever we want. This is a public board
Public board, remember? Just like to stay in the
butt out. LOL. It's a PUBLIC board that you've
If you post on a public board, must expect replies
Public board. I am free to respond to any post.
Public board. Free speech, and all that. If it bothers
The problem with posting a question like that on a public board is that you could get inaccurate inf
I asked a question about a company I worked for, received 5 responses all saying the same thing, that we were paid for a holiday, which was wrong. I counted on it and was in a bind because of it.
Spheris has a private board where we can complain. SM
It won't help, but we can copmlain. Also, supervisors are quite helpful.

Seems communication at Transtech is lacking in some way.
Its why people complain about negativity on this board
Some people want to think that the people posting negative things here are just malcontents.  Sometimes, when a person speaks the truth, half a dozen other folks jump on to say its not the truth and everything is roses and rainbows.  Usually the truth is somewhere in the middle.  But some people would prefer to believe the sunshine being blown you-know-where by recruiters because they want to think they have lucked into a goldmine.  Well, its a crap shoot - maybe you did and maybe you didn't.  Each person's truth is going to hit them only after they are working the account.  So if she only wants to hear about the rainbows, let her have her fantasy.  Reality will come soon enough when she gets no paycheck.  Then she can pay her bills with all the rainbows.
Why don't you become an MT like us and let the MTSO go, if you feel that bad.
How can a message be confidential if it posted on a public message board? nm

Dont feel "safe" with any MTSO. Any co. can
The MTSO I work for does too. It actually makes me feel more secure sm
in knowing that they must be doing something right to live in a huge new house, drive Jaguars and Hummers and go on nice vacations. They've been around a while and it is nice to know that things are going well. I think that if my MTSO was broke all the time, it would be a sign that he/she did not have a good business sense and I would be worried that the company would be broke all the time too.

I also know that I am not the only one who feels this way. The owners do not flaunt it or rub our noses in it; instead, they have made improvements in the company at the same rate.

Christmas bonus? Not sure if we will get one. Do I care? Not really. I am greatful to be working steadily with a good wage and a good future.
LOL. I do feel sorry for most on this board.
I did nights and weekends for many years. I was one of the miserable ones. I now do clinics and I love my M-F day shift schedule. I don't work 9-5. I actually choose to work 4 a.m. to noon so I have the afternoon free to surf or hang at the beach. I am so much happier now. And you know what? I actually have more work now than I did when I did acute care. My hospital accounts were always overstaffed as the MTSO was so worried about getting out of TAT (which I understand), so there was never enough work to go around. I had to spend all day logging in and out to see if there was work. I was tied to my computer all day/night long until I got my line count in.

Now I have several clinic acounts and I have yet to run out of work since switching. Not to mention the pay for me is much better since I make the same cpl, but get a lot a repetition on my reports now so my my line count has almost doubled. I did love doing all work types as I tend to get bored easily, but I love my new paycheck so much more. LOL. Funny that others would just rather complain than be proactive in changing their life.

Also, just because you can do acute care doesn't mean your job is any more secure than our clinic jobs. Of the MTs I know IRL, the ones that lost their job this year were all doing acute care when their accounts were sent overseas and/or lost to other MTSOs. I have been on my clinic accounts for 2 years now and I feel much more secure with my job now than I ever did with my acute care job as the hospital was constantly threatening to pull the account. Just my experience. If it makes you feel more secure (or superior) working acute care and the less than desirable shifts, fine, but that doesn't work for everyone. Why come here just to start an argument (which the OP was clearly trying to do).
Maybe they feel a board is nonproductive
Like we should be typing instead of being on a board. It can be time consuming. I remember before the internet, I had less things to get my attention away from work. Uh, oh, why am on I here right now when I should be typing? Gotta go! :)
How do you report an MTSO to the Labor Board - sm

I work for an MTSO that lies about when paychecks are sent out.  We are paid twice a month, on the 15 and the 30 or 31.  When the owner of the company was on vacation, I got my paycheck on time.  Ever since this individual came back, it's the same old s##T all over again. I have heard that this person holds checks until the last minute and it takes around 10 days to get paycheck in hand.  This person blames it on the post office being the worst in the world.  Well, how come during the most busiest time of the year, I got paid on time, when the post offices notoriously are supposed to be slower?  I called the post office over there and was told that I should report this company to the labor board, only how do I do it and retain anonymity?  Any ideas?  I don't want to lose this job YET!  I have something else in the works, but not just yet.  I realize this will probably be hard to prove, too.

Perhaps you know of someone yourself or had this experience yourself that you might be able to share and give some advice.

I agree - every major MTSO on this board seems to have the same sm
issues ongoing. I've seen multiple company names mentioned (just scroll down) all summer long, so it isn't a situation isolated solely to Webmedx.

I believe it IS the economy, as well as increased volumes going offshore (not at Wmx but the other MTSOs) affecting volumes nationally. There are no companies offering giant hire-on bonuses any more either.

I am also grateful for my job, even if it means flexing around more.
Wow. This board continues to stun me. I don't even work there and feel bad for the owner. sm
I have a few friends who work for Keystrokes and have had the owner do a lot for them. They make good money and she has helped one of them out of a bind more than once. Should my hospital ever outsource, I would go running to Keystrokes.

Why is it ok to attack a person on here? Why must everyone be nasty so often?

It seems that every company has people like you that come on and go on and on. Why? Don't you have anything better to do?

I would hope that there is a way for companies to be warned about so many of the trolls on these boards. I'm sure they talk among each other and know who you all are. At least I hope they do. As a hospital supervisor, I would hate to have you work under me.
You, MTSO, should just stop coming to OUR board if you're (NM)
How does a chat board assist an MTSO with nonpayment issues?
Just asking, not finding the correlation between the two, and clarification would be appreciated for now and the future.
Paleeze.....now an MTSO board is needed. Buisness is businss. Gas station,

How many other types of companies get away with paying when they want, not providing enough work or asking that we give more and more, deciding what accounts and random changes?

I am on my 4th company just trying to find one who will come through on pay, provide somewhere close to the amount of work agreed upon, support for questions, discussion of accounts, etc.  Can't even get a 'good morning'.  Geesh.  If MTSOs ran it like it was a business there would be a lot less conflict. 

Yep, just 1 more opinion.

I never knew that a message board had the strength to negotiate with an MTSO. How cool is that? Who
I think the public would want to be alerted
that their ss#'s and all other personal information is going to another country! With all the identity theft today, whose to know what is happening over there?
Public Records - Nuance


I ran across the above Federal Case Dockets while searching for something else entirely.  Anyone know why Nuance Corp. is involved in so many and what they are about?  One of the complaints is racketering.  What is going on?

I agree public outrage

I don't have the link but saved the article partial:


SPI opens BPO centre in Mangalore

Mysore, Feb.20-InSpinity (SPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Software Paradigms International Group LLC, has signed a large contract with MedQuist, the largest provider of Medical Transcription services in the world.

As per the agreement, SPI will provide medical transcription services to Medquist up to two million lines per month within the next six months. To achieve this operationally, SPI will employ and train more than 600 new Medical Transcriptionists (MTs) at its delivery centers in Mysore and Mangalore. At present, SPI employs around 350 MTs.

Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, MedQuist Inc transcribes more than two billion lines of text annually.

To augment its ambitious growth plans, Mysore’s IT major SPI is opening new Development/BPO centre in Mangalore by starting operations in incubation center provided by STPI. During first year’s operation, SPI plans to employ around 200 resources in the IT and ITeS field.

Sid Mookerji, CEO & MD of SPI, considers this to be a validation of the aggressive growth and productivity focused strategy adopted by InSpinity.

He said, MedQuist is a very important customer for us and we are pleased to have them on board. We expect to readily deal with MedQuist’s stringent quality and security requirements along with the planned rapid growth thanks to our well established processes and training mechanisms in the Medical Transcription area.”

V. Madhukar, Vice President – Operations, SPI, addressing a press conference at Pathrakarthara Bhavan in city yesterday, announced the terms of contract between the two companies and future plans about Mangalore expansion.

He said Clinching this large deal in these times of recession is a great morale booster not only for SPI but also for the entire IT industry. SPI is adding to its headcount and wants to increase employee base of our MT division from 350 to 1000 MTs in the next 18 months which in fact is a bigger challenge for us.

In future, SPI plans to provide Medical Transcription services to MedQuist to the tune of 6 million lines per month by 2011. To achieve this target, SPI plans to ramp up its capacity to 1000 medical transcriptionists for Med

They are a public company - they cannot lie about percentages...
If they say 20, it's 20. I have never been without work and I love it there. If you think that most companies out there are not offshoring, you are kidding yourself.

I believe them when they say it will never take the place of domestic MTs. They are growing faster than any company out there - read their financials, all public record.
One thing to inform the public - Another to

come across as stalker/unstable.  As someone who BTDT with an MTSO failing to pay as agreed (but did in fact pay late), I can appreciate a fair warning about a company.  I do disagree when the warning stops being fair and starts coming across as the poster having some personal issues that this board cannot cure.

In my situation, I read this board about an MTSO who failed to pay - posted by one person who seemed to be fair in the posting.  I still took a position with the MTSO.  There was incredible disorganization with the owner and my pay was late.  I let them know that I could not invest more of my skills until the pay was rec'd.  They got it to me and I returned their equipment.  The warning had me prepared not to lose my shirt, but did not keep me from giving the MTSO a fair shot.  I have seen that MTSO move into a more trustworthy category than when I had my experience with them and would even like to think I had something to do with that.  However, I do not feel that would have happened if I had come across in a fanatical manner or if I had in fact done anything but acted in a way I could be proud of.

Just saying, I don't see that happening with this poster about this particular MTSO and this particular situation.  Just saying, is all, that if an MT wants others to give fair consideration to an allegation, that MT has the responsibility of behaving in a way that would keep people listen and giving credence to the facts.  People stop listening when the postings become unbalanced and start projecting that perception towards the original poster.  Just saying, is all.  Good luck with whatever the OP decides, but I hope that poster finds some balance in his/her life.

I feel the same way...I love working for Keystrokes and feel blessed that I have such a wonderful jo
I agree public should know. I think drs. know but choose to ignore.
answer crafted by public relations?

It gives absolutely no information yet attempts to close the subject. I asked how is the work load, pay rate, etc.? Anyone else care to comment or is it a no-no to speak about this company.

you might want to leave your full name off the public forum
If it is a court case, then it is public knowledge
I will definitely complain.
I just joined them end of June and the first pay day is supposed to be July 9. Their accountant made a big excuse about direct deposit system not being in place but I did not enrol in their direct deposit - so I gave them a week.

Next paycheck is due on the 23rd.

I plan to look elsewhere --- this is so discouraging.
For all those who complain about
THIS is what this is all about. How would you feel if your company was run this way? If you don't work for OSi, stay out of it!!!!!!!!!!!
Already did - I never complain, just ask
If you complain too much.
They will overhire and then you'll be sitting with no work. Which would you rather have? Do you get 1-1/2 for OT? How do they pay?

I've been working 6-1/2 to 7 days a week at my present job because of lots of work so I know how you're feeling, but I do have the choice of not working if I don't want to.
its not on their PUBLIC web site, it was an internal explaination for the email they sent around.
There's an old saying in life, justme- a wanna-be public defender...
it's better to be silent and be thought of as an idiot, than to speak and remove all doubt. Now, you removed all doubt.... 
I'll never complain about MQ. nm
better than normal. don't complain
many only get 6
I have never heard anybody complain about
MTs are not fickle and as you stated in the end, different MTs prefer different types of work and some like variety. I think if they can make money, they are happy with that.

Why such a negative tone?
And then they complain about TAXES!!!
Give me a break.  You should pay double or triple the taxes of someone making 30 to 50,000. 

I would take this as a gross insult if I had 1 year of experience, and I hope this is for VR.  Any MT even considering such an offer, either:

1.  Is in very dire straits, financially.  2. Doesn't value herself very much.  3. Is doing her fellow MTs, and herself/himself a great disservice.  All this abuse of MTs by the companies is done for one reason:  BECAUSE THEY CAN. (We let them).


I NEVER complain about having too much work

I love it. I flex and go with the flow. It's refreshing to know we can make up time and hours when it gets busy.

After working for a place that had no work for days on end and getting deeper into a hole while that company kept telling me the work would pick up (which it never did), I finally left. This company never let you make up hours. What you got, you got.

I ran out of work yesterday and today on my accounts for the first time since the July 4th holiday, but only have a couple hours to make up and I will do that.

I'm tired of the TT bashing, too. They're a great company. No complaints from me...EVER.  They bend over backwards to keep everybody happy, but you can never please some people. I think those people wouldn't be happy if they didn't have anything to complain about.

If no one likes it, they can leave. It leaves more work for me and I'll gladly take it.

Even with a set up like that some people still complain
I work with a similar set up only we can see which dictator it is. We are allocated a certain number of jobs at a time(the same for all of us) and you get what you get.

There have been some people complaining lately (and named me specifically as the cause) that they are not getting enough work. Well, I cannot help it if they choose to work at night and by that time I have done all the work, or most of it.

There is not much this time of year anyway, I'm getting less than 500 lines a day before it runs out.

It just irks me that they act like I am stealing their work! This is not a competition for me, its a paycheck.
I bet you complain about your wages
And it all can be traced to company waste, not to mention the economy. No time to be wasting money. As I said, this is MY opinion. We are allowed in this country to have freedom of speech and opinions, aren't we?
Complain when there is work, complain when there is no work.
if that is the case, then we cannot complain when
work goes overseas. If clients pay for inferior work, they may as well pay less huh? integrity, integrity, integrity.