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Do we have to go through THIS again?? Read past posts! .....nm

Posted By: MT on 2006-01-23
In Reply to: What isn't OSi.... - New here


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Please, please, please....read past posts.
They should give you enough warning.
Posts about them almost daily. Read through past
posts.  They offshore.  Communication horrible. 
If you'll read through past posts you'll find lots of
recent info.  Why do you need menitoring if you already work as an MT.  Unless you do clinic work most companies will require you to work at least one weekend day, at least initially. 
I believe there were posts in the past. (sm)
Check the archives. As I recall, it wasn't good!
Maybe these past posts will help --

I don't work for them but I was thinking about it and I remembered there was a lot of chatter about them within the last couple of months so I did a search of the MTStars Company Board cause I thought I remembered something that might be helpful to you.  Until you get updated info from current or past employees maybe this will help. 

Medical Axolotl [2007-08-25]

Med - employee $100/mo., employee +1 $200/mo., employee + kids $200/mo.and employee + family $300/mo.


Axolotl [2007-08-18]

Axolotl expects quality and reliable MTs. Due to the fact, they do not overstaff, it is IMPERATIVE, everyone be there for their scheduled shifts. They provide OUTSTANDING and affordable benefits, as well as more than competitive pay. If you meet the above standards as an MT, then you should apply. If you don't meet these standards, then you need to find a company who doesn't expect you to produce quality documents and to show up for your shift. I have been an MT for 13 years. Axolotl is better than any company I have ever researched or any employerI have worked for. If you are looking for former employees who did not meet the above standards, I am sure you can find them.


Good luck in whatever you decide. 


There have been several posts about them the past
couple of weeks.  
I have seen several posts over the past
few months (possibly by the same person) who talks about how great they pay.  Someone posted the past week that they offered 8 cpl.  That is not great pay by any stretch, especially with some of the crappy accounts they have. 
There have been posts in the past about MT World and
they were all bad.  I believed they offshored, don't know if they still do. 
There have been some negative posts about them in the past. nm
You may want to search for past posts (sm)
This has been discussed frequently in the past.  I do not personally do this type of transcription, but I have seen posts generally anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5 CPL.  I am assuming that 5 cpl is a little above average.  There are also others, I'm sure, who are making more.  But definitely search for past posts, I think you will find more info there.
There have been lots of posts in the past. Rather
than restate my experience if you will open your post and at the bottom click on related messages and you'll find lots of information.
Past posts have them paying only 7 and 7.5 cpl, even for experience. What about
I am interested to know what your QA posts were in the past. Can you elaborate? nm
Past posts said they involved the owner. nm
In Jan. 07 they offered 7 cpl as IC and you had to BUY their software. Past posts
I have been there awhile. The good posts are because over the past few years sm
they have really worked hard to improve employee relationships and it has worked. There are no problems there anymore. They used to say they were growing pains and we all wondered how long they could say that. Now I am glad I stuck it out because all the old problems (and I mean old being over 2 years or more) are gone. Great company to work for.
They last had an ad here in 6/2006, FT only, using Weblinc software. Past posts said
Past posts have been positive. They pay by the keystroke. Used to be all Cphone accts, think
Good & bad posts in the past. Must work 1 Sat. a month. Supposed to be gross line pay. Some days
s/b...read these posts.

I did not read all the posts but...
11 cpl is still available in some areas if you are working independently...straight for the doctor...especially out west, but then you have to pick up work,deliver, etc., or work 'in house'. My relative in Washington State was getting 14cpl !!! Then again, she was young, blond, and beautiful! Might have gotten a higher cpl just for that!!! hey! facts of life.
read the posts further down re DRC

This makes me sad.  They always stayed under the radar, had stable crew, never a bad post. Hope it is a temporary rough patch. I always thought if the recruiter you talked with had been there for years (versus 3 or 4 days like most) it was a sign of a good company.


You just don't get it. Read posts above and below.
Do you think the T-shirts from China are of better quality than US-made shirts? You just don't understand...
You MUST read TTS posts below under
read posts below

You do not have time to filter through the rest of the garbage.  If someone's post is not useful and contributing, then ignore it.  Don't even respond.  This interview alone may not make a difference, but when you add it to the next one, to the complaint letters, etc. there is a combined effort that can make a difference because of course you want it to go beyond one letter, one interview, one complaint, one industry.  Trickle up so to speak. 

I have not read your other posts sm
nor will I waste my time. I am quite offended by the comment of being an MT is not that hard or special. Its comments like that which have put this profession down where it is.

Obviously you are not a professional MT or you wouldn't even think that much less say it.

Those of us who have been in this business any length of time have been through it all. It is a difficult profession. The knowledge we must have to turn out a perfect medical/legal report is unreal. The doctors who dictate the stuff could not put together a report as we have.

Over the last few years with VR coming along and everybody and his brother and sister wanting to be an MT, the quality has gone to pot and it seems that it is an accepted fact which is very sad.

BTW, yes I am one of those MTs who go to the doctors office and talk in medical terms but I dont' tell them I am an MT because they usually ask what I do for a living. You know what? Being able to understand and communicate with these doctors has saved my life in the past. How about you? If you are an MT, then I dare say with your attitude, you don't have a whole lot of pride in what you do and consider this to be nothing more than a typist job!
The details have been given already. Read the posts

You want more precise specifics, leave an email address.  I'm not putting my head on the block with specifics on a public board.  

Yes, I've read several posts about SS
and will beware. Thanks. I've learned a lot just by reading all the posts here.
Did you not read all the posts about no work, that if

you had bills to pay this wasn't the job you would want? 

I read below posts and don't see whether they require ULD!
If you are not wanting to read the posts, don't. (SM)
There is no need to harass posters just because you aren't agreeable to what they post.

Read all posts in this thread...
I have already called the management company who manages this building. They have no knowledge of a JAX Transcription who currently occupies or who will be occupying.

I need the suite number in order to check it out. There are several businesses in that office building. The rent in that building is very high...doubtful that a new company would start out in that building because of this.

If I have the suite number, I can go and see who actually occupies the suite. BUT, according to the management company, there is no such company in their building. This is the same building that Transcend is in. I have called Transcend and they have never heard of this Company. If you call the phone number that is provided in the posting by this company, you will get a regular answering machine. I think this is totally bogus.
Have you read the posts on the MQ board?? You might
I have read all of the recent posts that came up
when I searched, was wanting more information as it did not answer all the questions I had, that is why I was asking someone to email if they could give me more specifics. Thanks.
I've read the old posts
before I accepted a position with them and I am glad I ignored them. I find my line rate to be very fair compared to what I have seen advertised for other companies, no it isn't the 14 cpl that I used to get on my own but who would expect that now anyway :). I have never had any problems with them. Pay has always been on time, the QA and management are always quick to answer any questions I have and they leave you alone during the day. IM is only used for quick problems and I can count on 1 hand how many times they have IM'd me, other than my first 2 days to see how I was doing and if I needed anything. To each their own though, everyone will not be pleased with the same companies.
Do you read posts before responding?
for the last time, if you read the posts and
had your listening ears on; there was NO NEED FOR ANYONE TO REPLY.
No, not at all. I did not even read the Grinch's posts
It was my own griping that got to myself. Note: Post. Sometimes a person does not realize how much something bothers them until they put it in writing and there is the first step toward working toward a solution.
I can say, however, Grinchy bully did teach me 1 thing: Poverty of material items, even food pale in comparison to poverty of the soul.
Read all the recent posts about TT and KS but..

if some of those who work at these companies could email me I would appreciate it.  Looking at possibly making a change soon and just wanting to ask some specific questions and chat about your experiences with them.  Thanks!

If you read the posts in the archives you

will run as fast as you can.  They are not are reputable company and I'm not even sure they are a transcription company at all, but a front just to rob you blind.  We call them TransScam. 

There are multiple unresolved complaints with the BBB. 

I know there are other posts, I've read them...sm
I'm strictly looking for people with good experiences with DSG, not problems with them. I know there are some MTs who work there who are happy, a friend of mine knows someone who loves this company, so it can't be all bad. Those are the people I'm asking to hear from. Thanks anyway:)
if you ever read the posts over on the MQ board sm
lots of those folks didn't believe what they were told either. It just took a few years to really hit them. Now they are all screaming.

The poster has a right to post what she did. The other posters also have a right to post the positive posts they have. I am glad they did post. I just wish I had known all this before I went to work for LM, I would have weighed all this out and been more careful as far as looking for signs that I was not going to get paid, i.e., I wouldn't have done as much work the first pay period until I saw that I did get paid on time.
You do not read posts correctly
I said I was starting work around 12 and was late. No one contacted me about my not being signed in. I never sent an email and did not say I did. Maybe that is why you donít work for them anymore, reading something into things not there.
if you would read the posts correctly...sm
the *broom closet* statement was posted in the one above mine. I was just responding to hers, and I was trying to be funny about the mailorder bride thing. apparently you don't have a sense of humor either, on top of being rude.
Scroll down and read the numerous posts over the
last week or so.  Also dozens of posts in the archives. 
well I've read all your posts and responses and
no one has been ugly or attacked you at all

Folks really need to read the posts correctly....
Guess some are coming out from underneath that rock again. I asked others if they had to work for Christmas. Please get things right. I work the hours I want and AM NOT WORKING CHRISTMAS by choice. Hello... do you comprehend what you read???
I read some posts a year or so back (sm)
that it was a husband/wife operation - that the wife was super nice and very easy to work for - no comment positive or negative on the husband that I can recall - that they usually always got paid on time but there was that little bit about being paid when client paid - which is a little scary - I'm of the firm belief that a company - large or small - should have enough cash flow to pay their people - that is running a little too close to the edge for me - but if it is a good company and great platform, good docs - I might try them someday.
Just read my other posts, aint gonna do that
I am in my golden years and that is what they should be. I could retire now if need be but I choose to work on because that is just me. I would NEVER work for a place that gets on my nerves like the ones who work for MQ. What is the purpose? The posts seem to be very unhappy with the lack of pay, the hard platforms, the cesspools- why would you stay at a place like that? I hired on a place about a couple of years ago - the platform was horrible- just how long did I stay after training? Oh, about a month and saw I was getting nowhere. I love my job, love the pay (for me) and have no problems. Hopefully the VR can get straightened out as it is sorta quirky just now.
Read the archives. Many posts, none good. nm