Got Norton message of computer attack blocked when going here.
Posted By: NM on 2008-12-12
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Blocked Caller ID Info....SM
The company I am with has their info set on privacy on caller ID so when they call it shows as unknown caller. I always let the answering machine pick up.. Is this widespread? I really hate it because I probably would pick up and say yes to do a stat if I knew it was them and not the hospital begging for their money from a hospital visit that they won't send a bill for and just expect me to pay.. TMI..
Transtech has that function blocked from our use . . . go figure why?
I am at a loss for all this blocking ExText functions from us. Yes, I have worked on ExText before, also, and could use any function that it had to offer to the MT.
When it says "Connected", but no jobs coming to you, you have been blocked. If there were TRU
jobs, it would have the flashlight searching for jobs. So something fishy. Saving the work for the banker-hour MT's about to come on for their M-F shifts.
We MT's who worked the holiday for 1.5 lines are losing money now -- when we could've spent time with our families on the holiday, rather than meeting the client's needs on the supposed holiday. What about the MT's who need to pay bills????? We are sitting here the day after we HELPED OUT THE CLIENT with NO WORK !!!!!!! That 1.5 turns out to be nothing but a JOKE and a distraction from our families on Christmas.
Jeez, I was not trying to attack you or even be mean in replying to your dilemma, but it seems you attack or berate most everyone that has replied for different reasons. Calm down and take a breath! All our experiences are not the same with every company and that's ALL I was trying to point out for gosh's sake. There's no need to be SO defensive ~ just like some of the other posters have stated, get over this and move on! I'm sorry I've had such a good experience with Landmark and you have not, but I suppose it's the luck of the draw. Perhaps if you get hired by another company you might have a better experience.
Yeah, go on, attack each other. That's what got us into this
Attack of the TransTech clones.
That's pretty far from a personal attack.... have you seen
what they do to 'Gourdpainter' on here? But whatever...
So it is ok to attack a company once you leave as long as
you do not hurt your paycheck while working for them? That is childish and immature. We are supposed to be professionals. If there is a true problem, an MT should post about it but the unnecessary nastiness on this board goes above and beyond any sense of reason.
Instead of actual warnings, these bashers take it to extremes that make others ignore their constant nastiness.
This did seem like a personal attack on Rita Smith. (sm)
I don't blame her for replying and I actually think she did so with more tact than I would have under the circumstances.
I used to work for YOG and Rita and April as well as many other FN employees were old Yoggers. COuldn't have asked for a nicer bunch of people.
Sometimes you simply get what you give.
This board is not to attack people by name. Please read about Keystrokes. sm
attack people by name. In Lee's defense, she has over 200 people working for Keystrokes now and accounts in a lot of different states. As managers, we have started taking on more of the day-to-day and HR and the clerical staff take care of the transcriptionists. It is a hard thing to learn as an entrepreneur but delegating is very important. We are finally seeing her do this, and things are much smoother. One person simply cannot do it all in a company of this size. I wouldn't want to own my own company for that reason. The hours she works would kill me and I would be divorced. The constant travel of this year would cause most people to take days off after each trip, but I have talked to her hours after she got in from a one-day trip for a meeting to sign a contract and while tired, she is still out there making sure that our jobs are secure.
No one was out to get you or to mess up your life. I am sure that there is more to the story than you are saying but I find it hard to believe that you were ignored. I personally talk to each person hired for one of my accounts and make sure that they have all that they need.
If you came during a hectic time and felt you were not treated fairly, on behalf of the company, I apologize. However, and this is not an excuse, with the growth that Keystrokes has experienced, there are bound to be hectic times and bound to be changes. I, for one, am glad that the changes make Keystrokes a better place to work. I hope that someday Keystrokes replaces MQ and Spheris at the top of the national companies and know that if they do not, it is because they refuse to compromise and hurt the transcriptionists.
Life is about choices. Mine has worked well for me. We should all help each other rather than carry around so much negativity.
Why personally attack this poster? That is just plain wrong.
Every post I read by her is good-natured. The only people taking things wrong are the ones listening to the green-eyed monster. IMHO.
I am not slow, and there is no reason to attack me. Simple math says that if you sm
can type 300 lines per hour @ 9-10 cpl versus 6.5 cpl, which place would you go? If you cannot figure THAT one out, perhaps it is not me who is slow.
What happened to giving a person the "benefit of the doubt" before an attack? sm
Especially on a message board where all we have to go by is black and white text. Without the benefits of facial expressions, body language, or tone of voice, the meaning is totally lost, regardless of how benign it may have been. If what I read rubs me the wrong way, I at least ask the poster. It only takes a minute or two and can prevent hours of board wars.
I wanted to use my own computer and get rid of the RENT on TT computer, but Vista is not compatible.
Good way to make them money. Not have to upgrade software so that Vista is compatible with Vista. Huh?
One more computer question. I got my computer today and
trying to set it up. Man unpacking the box and setting everything up is a major undertaking; more so for me because I used a laptop before and my desk isn't tower friendly. Anyway, no info came with the tower and I don't yet have the password to get in (paperwork says to call M-F). Is the tower WiFi compatible? My DSL is hooked to a different computer and I wanted to know if I can setup new computer as WiFi or if I need to move modem to new computer and set other computer up as WiFi.
How can a message be confidential if it posted on a public message board? nm
sm small message or see message...geesh..nm
please don't put nm or call yourself nm if you have a message - nm means no message -sm
nm means no message. sm means see message. if you call yourself nm, then people might not click to read the rest of your post.
just trying to help.
ps. if the money is there, why does that particular person's balance say zero?
I can't give you the name of the message board, but it is not a free message board (HINT). There
Monitor, I hope this post is okay.
But that could be Leave a Message or Little Message! LOL
Congrats! :) SM = see message. NM (no message)
No, I had to use their computer. Yes,
the accounts were full of ESLs. I was off QA really quickly, though. My team leader wasn't strict about the time schedules, but I always felt as if "big brother" was watching me. If I had to pick the kids up early from school, I had to make up my time. Understandable. It's not a bad place to work.
If you are using your own computer,
you can have on it what you want and have attached to it what you please. Only if you are using their computers can they ask this.
You have to have $300.00 deducted from your pay checks in increments and if you stay with them for 3 years they will refund the money; that is what I was told when I was thinking about working for them
Do you still have their computer?
It is my understanding that when computers are sent out, the understanding is that if MT leaves final paycheck is held until equipment is returned. Which does not seem unreasonable to me.
Do you have to have their computer? Can you use your own? nm
use own computer, or theirs?
I was wondering if you get a company computer...I don't think Extext works on my computer, but If I had theirs, I could hook up my keyboard/monitor/mouse with a KVM switch to their towr
thanks! I get the drift! I won't be downloading anything.
What is the RAM. on your computer.
I was told when I first started that if I did not have 512 RAM on my computer it would cause the programs to lock up. I tried updating my computer to 512 RAM so I bought memory card after memory card but my computer is stubborn and won't go for it. So I have been typing on Merit on 384 RAM and so far so good. I was just thinking maybe that statement was for the Dictaphone.
you have to use their computer - sm
A lot of companies want you to use their computers because you will be transcribing directly into the hospital system. There are other reasons that companies want you to use their equipment only, i.e. virus protections, spyware, etc. If you take the position with Diskriter, please note that you cannot do anything personal on their equipment. They do monitor it. This means no personal emails or looking at sites that are not work related. I'm not sure if they emphasize that any more, but they did when I worked for them. And yes, they definitely monitor it.
yes, you need your own computer.
I've only been there about 6 months.
No. Take a look at your computer and see sm
if maybe you have too much running in the background. That definitely slows everything down. I only have my virus scan running, nothing else, in my startup group. Works fine. It's not always the company server at fault.
Why would you need to buy a computer?
ouldnt you just upgrade if you needed to?
I can answer the question about the computer. You can either use your own computer or rent one from them. If you use their computer, the cost was around $9 a pay period (every 2 weeks). It comes with everything you need.
You have to pay a rental fee, approx 9.00 a pay period.
No you don't have to use their computer
Using Mac computer
Does anyone out there know if new Mac computers will work on Word accounts? I am told by the Apple store that they have Word you can install so will it work? I'm getting tired of viruses and am told Macs do not get them. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Can you use your own computer? sm
They say they provide equipment at no charge, does this mean they provide a computer that you have to use?
ANY new computer?
use your computer you have now
and once you start for them, you can buy a new one.
It costs approx 9.80 or so a pay period to rent theirs
Gloria...you didn't step on my toes and I will be happy to answer your question. TT will lease you equipment for under $10 a pay period. It's okay equipment, too. Has all the programs they use downloaded in it. I rented mine for a while. Never had a problem. Got my own though and use mine now. TT is an excellent company to work for. These message boards are full of negativity and the negative comments are usually posted by those who are not good workers anyway. They complain about what they're being paid, cost of insurance, hard to meet line counts, QA, everything. I take into consideration EVERYTHING. I have worked for TT over a year now and it's simply the best company I've ever worked for. They are kind and treat you like a human being, they DO expect a quality product and you WILL go through QA in the beginning and periodically throughout the year. It's only reasonable to know that you will consistently be graded. I know personally a QA person and I know how rigid they are in demanding a perfect report. Luckily I never have more than 2 blanks in any of mine and even 1-2 blanks is rare for me. She has told me of people sending in reports with 5, 10, 12 blanks. To me if a person has to leave 5 blanks they are not a qualified Transcriptionist and I would never even consider keeping them on. When I look at the amount I am being paid per line (currently 8.5) I also take into consideration that they pay my internet when I consistently make my line count, I don't have to drive in rush hour traffic back and forth to go and come from my job, I save money in make-up, work clothing, I don't miss an average of 1.5 hours a day commuting to my job, I am not constantly hammered by the office to make MORE lines than what is asked of me to begin with and I receive little extras from TT throughout the year recognizing me as a human being (Christmas AmEx Gift Cheque for 25 bucks and MT Week 25 gift Cheque) not to mention being treated professionally. Yeah, the group insurance went up, but EVERYONES did. My husband had a BIGGER increase than I did and a few friends who work for other companies had a larger increase than ours did. It all turns out that I am making MORE money when I consider ALL things. I love working from home and I work well independently without someone peering over my shoulder every minute of the day. THAT in itself is worth countless $$$. TT is a good move...the best I've ever made and I would recommend them to anyone who is willing to work and not complain and moan all the time. Oh yeah, plus you don't have to deal with all the gossip that a hospital or in-house/office transcription position has. Women are constant bellyachers and most of them on this board that complain and spread negative thoughts about TT are simply the ones that would do it irregardless of the company they worked for. You work hard for TT and give them the lines they/you agree upon when you are hired and you will be richly rewarded, not only monetarily, but mentally as well. I love it and would not change for anything in the world right now. All the best and good luck!
MDI-MD, you use your own computer. nm
Don't let the others get you down. If you want to work for MDI, then do so. I have just cleared QA myself and started working on it at full throttle all week. I must say that I have had work all day long Sun through Thursday. I have been working mostly in the afternoons, evenings and into the night and when I finish my two weeks with my old company I will make it just nights again with some afternoon work. They started me with just one account and when I could not finish the five jobs each day due to lack of work, 06/02/2008 through 06/06/2008, they immediately set me up with two other accounts to get work in. They are serious about making sure you have enough work. I have had work all week, 10 hours worth easy. So, even if this is a sparse time in some accounts, it may be that others are needing help. They will try to put you where you will fit the best, based on your experience and skills.
As for the computer (I bought one for this job), I got one with XP in it. Vista still has to many bugs in it and XP just seems really easy to use. I bought a computer so that I could work for more than one company, if needed, on the same computer. Can do that with a company provided computer. If you want particulars, you can e-mail me.
Good luck in you search for a computer and/or job.
Anyone know if JLG provides computer? nm
No computer, no PT
OSI provides a computer nm
In their ad it says 7.4-8.5 cpl, 1200 lpd, and you use their computer. Don't know more. nm
There is nothing in their handbook about paying $125 to return their computer. I'm not sure where that came from.
Precyse MT's: Can you use your own lap top computer? nm
computer does what it is told...
I used to do QA on the DQS system. The system can be programed to count characters every way you can think of. With a single click they can set it up where periods count 20 or 0, and the same for every other character or number on the keyboard. It can be set up to chart extra for bold type, caps, you name it. Just FYI, it is all in the programming and not particular to MQ or any other company.