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Hate to sound ignorant, but what's a proofer? nm

Posted By: Happy MT Robin on 2009-01-07
In Reply to: Have you worked for Imedx - ImedX


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Do you mean YOU were a proofer??
They only offered 6 cpl on proofer or 7 cpl ...
No, I am not ignorant.
Just very stressed and very tired.
Wow! That is beyond ignorant of them!
They are the worst company ever! They are as incompetent as ever too. I quit working there 6 months ago to go with another company, and I am STILL getting late night phone calls asking me why I am not working! I got a call just this past Saturday night around 10 PM desperately looking for someone to work on the account that I used to be on. This was the 3rd or 4th call that I had gotten from them in about a weeks' time. I keep telling them that I haven't worked there in 6 months, but they just don't get it! Sometimes it is the same person who calls me over and over! I am seriously contemplating changing my phone number because of them. I hope they pay you all of your leave time! They never paid me mine when I quit, and I had about 2 weeks worth. Oh well.
are you ignorant or just have...
a problem with comprehension? Re-read idiot. LOL
Are you really this ignorant?
Sorry for the harsh tone, but it is SO simplistic to suggest our current problems can be laid at the feet of EITHER one party or the other ONLY - get a clue!!!

BOTH PARTIES ARE CORRUPT and both of them either are responsible for the mess OR DIDN'T DO ENOUGH TO STOP IT.

Example: Under the bu$h reign, there was no regulation ERGO the current implosion. AND he started a fake war to advance American Imperialism -but WHERE WERE the democrats? ENABLING HIM.

So get a clue people: UNTIL WE THE PEOPLE stand up to the status quo, you can bet corrupt members from BOTH Parties are going to continue to cheat and lie and steal U.S. blind.
That is an ignorant statement
That's why they keep american's ignorant
Thank your corporate media for reporting the government's propaganda... I think Americans have to learn the hard way that if they don't participate in democracy they will surely lose it.
Not all newbies are that ignorant!
Those that have come from reputable schools have the reference books they need when they start out and know how to use them. When I was a newbie a couple years ago fresh out of M-TEC, I was off QA within a month. I have never received a QA score lower than a 98%. That's because I know how to use my references, take the time to do it, and leave a blank rather than guess. Not all newbies are naive enough to think the internet is reliable or are too cheap to invest in a good reference library.
The ignorant fools believe.
yup you're more ignorant...
Than you made yourself out to me. I wouldn't be as bold to speak up as I did if I wasn't sure. So shut up and stop acting like you know me.
You are NOT really that ignorant are you? Single
means just that, single, whether divorced, unmarried, separated, or whatever. With your bitter attitude I understand why you were divorced.
You know your calling people ignorant...sm
really ticks me off. It is a simple mistake that was made. You need to get over it! No harm was meant. I could have made the mistake myself because I honestly did not know Oriental was not appropriate. I am not ignorant.
Your comment is totally ignorant of the facts
Just because you have had an increase doesn't mean everyone will, and calling those that didn't have your experience stupid just shows your ignorance on the matter.  It doesn't matter what percentage they give you for editing in the long run because if there is no production you're still taking a loss.  What part of that don't you understand?  If a person is experiencing the platform freezing up, timing out, crackling and buzzing, all while working with no expander, poor expander, no autotexts, or minimal hotkeys, it doesn't matter one iota if tTranscend paid 100% for editing, they're still losing money in their paycheck. If the work load is low even 100% of nothing is still nothing.  Your outlook is not only ignorant of others' problems, it's self-centered and narrow-minded.  You deserve to sit all by your happy little self with more work and wallow in the garbage they're dishing out because their reputation is not so well respected anymore.  You'll fit in perfectly.
you are ignorant and stuck in the Middle Ages...
VR is not always bad, the bad is that the pay is much, much too low. It should pay the same as straight.
Are you sure the sound quality was the platform and not your sound card? Also, I don't know of ma

services that pay "down time" if the platform is inoperational.  ALL software has its share of problems.  It's the nature of the business.  When you were hired, did you sign a contract accepting the terms regarding PTO?  If so, what could you possibly complain about since you did, afterall, sign the agreement?  Did you have a good relationship with your QA Editor/Team Leader that you could ask questions about account specifics?

My understanding of the VR is that it has been in development for a number of years not to be released until the fine tuning was complete.  It would seem to me, and I am in no way affiliated with Transcend, that provided that VR is good then earning a line rate as an Editor would be beneficial, if that's how Transcend is planning to compensate.

All in all, I would say that if anyone is interested in working for Transcend or any service for that matter, make sure to ask the services Recruiter specific questions.  If what you're hearing sounds good and makes sense, go for it.  If what your'e hearing is not all that you thought it would be, move on.  However, you MUST take what you read on forums boards with a grain of salt.  While some posts regarding various services may be legitimate, others may not be.

Good Luck!

MT Manners

The above post is the most inconsiderate, cold-hearted, not to mention ignorant piece of work I'
Do you even have a clue as to how much one cycle of IVF costs? Try 15K to 20K and it takes on average three cycles to achieve conception...if at all. How many people do you know wait until they have $20,000.00 saved before starting a family? Get real.

Not that it's any of your business, having a child was not a mental issue for me. I initially didn't feel that it would be necessary to share the details of what led up to our infertility because I didn't see the relevance. Infertility is what it is. However, if sharing the details will prevent you or anyone else from drawing conclusions and posting abrasive half-truths, then here goes:

My husband, against my wishes, had a vasectomy when our only daughter was 3. Coming from a big family, I always wanted at least two children. Long story short: We went to Texas for the first reversal and Arizona for the 2nd (5 years ago). We spent our entire savings, which was close to 20k and both surgeries failed. My daughter prayed for a baby brother or sister every night. I had this tremendous burden of guilt because our infertility was self-inflicted. I knew she would never be a big sister or even an aunt because of our selfishness.

Infertility in and of itself is traumatic enough, but when it's self-inflicted, the guilt can be overwhelming. At least it was for me.

There, now you have the facts. However, if you find it more entertaining to post over-the-top fabrications about my complete lack of control and severe mental issues, as you called it, knock yourself out.

I have been pretty honest about my personal life and would appreciate it if you could just answer 2 simple questions.

(1) Dou have any children?

(2) In your opinion, do you feel that insurance companies should cover the cost of elective abortions?

You can just answer yes or no. I'm not posting anymore on this thread so you won't get any arguments from me.
I hate to say it, but MQ does. nm

come on now, don't hate
I hate to tell you this, but (sm)

I have over 35 years experience as an MT, and I have never done a resume in my life.  I'm afraid if I had to do one, it might not meet your rigid standards of professionalism.  I am an excellent MT, and you would be the one losing out.  BTW, this is absolutely true.  I have never needed a resume.  I have only had about 5 jobs in my entire career as an MT, and I know so many people in this profession that one has never been needed - so Heaven forbid, I would ever want to go to work for your company - and you would be the loser.

Well, there's nothing I hate more... sm
...than being at the bottom of someone's DO-DO list.

Thanks for the laugh in an otherwise testy thread, even if it was just a typo! ;-)
I hate to even ask but...
what exactly does it mean to be incorporated? I feel silly not knowing, but I'll never know if I don't ask, right?
Oh I hate that!
I used work for a company who made all of their MTs have Yahoo messenger open practically 24/7. If they didn't see you online, they would call you to find out why!!! They would constantly message me on my days off, or even when I set to appear offline! I would wake up in the morning and go to my computer to find tons of instant messages from like 4 in the morning! I am SO glad that the company I am with now doesn't do that! To me, if a company tells me that I have to give them my IM address, it would be a huge turnoff. It's kind of like a leash.
hate my job
I hate the last part-time job I took learning ESLs and working 1 to 8 p.m., but I must admit I have had work this summer when there were other people even with this company who didn't.  Just depends on what your pocketbook can weather.
Ugh, I hate it but I do what I have too...sm
I work EVERY Friday night and Saturday night. I absolutely HATE my schedule but my kids have to eat, right? Plus I worry sometimes that all they will remember of their childhood is me working at night, missing out on things and then napping or sleeping the rest of the time. The economy around here is AWFUL. I have been looking/interviewing for a job outside the home since two years ago. NOTHING.
I hate
That is, unfortunately, about the rate for VR. I worked at Lartech for about a year and it was 3 cpl. I started out doing VR and when I switched companies I started doing straight transcription. I went from struggling with VR editing to what would have equaled 700 transcribed lines per day (editing of 1400 basically) up to 1500+ lines a day not even working as much as I had at Lartech. VR totally brings your time down and they dont pay squat! I read somewhere that the companies got paid the SAME amount from the hospitals whether or not it was VR or straight transcription. I have a feeling companies are lining their pockets left and right because of VR.
I hate to say it, but this is well said.
I really hate to say this, but

go to MedQuist.  You have to be able to pass the test but at least there you can gain experience fast.  Also, after there for a year, you can leave.

I hate working there but anyone can do a year of it. 

I don't know if they let you use books for the test or if it is timed or not.  Maybe someone else knows, but a lot of the bigger places let you use books.  Look up everything. 


What I really hate to see is
people who do not want to work on VR for whatever reason come here and throw out, for example, less experienced, slower, etc. and that is what happens. If you donít like, fine, work until your job switches you over and then find another job and then, well you can finish this thought out. To assume, like is about 98% of the time done with VR, is just wrong and that is what I am talking about. The first person said they had experience of 30 years and then went on to say less experienced, well she has less experience than I do and so?
Do I hate it?

Well, HATE is a strong word.  I probably don't hate it as much as I hate war, murder, oppression and hominy, but I pretty much dislike it the way it is now.  The thing is, I have hung on, keeping hope that it would get better, that I would find the perfect niche for me in this industry, and it just isn't happening.


It does to me too but I hate to think
That it's a company I contract with :-(
I'd hate to think that! NM
Hate this
I hate this, too. I had planned to spend the rest of my career here and made many sacrifices (working extra, working when my family wanted to be with them, etc. etc., so much so that it caused difficulties in my family because I was ALWAYS TYPING) and I am sure you all did, too. The MDI we thought we knew is dead. As to how anyone could do such a 180, if I had to guess, I would say it has to do with cold, hard cash. When I was a little kid, my father used to say EVERYONE HAS HIS PRICE. I always thought that was a cynical point of view but now I have to ask, is that true? Again, I have said before, she had an absolute right to do whatever she wants to with HER company but I also think there is a moral and ethical duty to take care of the workers who have made you such a success. It is kind of like we are the MT world equivalent of a one-night stand. Wham, bam, thankya maam. This business of sitting in front of my computer with no work for three months and no explanations and no answers will haunt me forever. It will be a long time before I trust too many people again......How sad. How very, very sad.
Don't you just hate that? sm
I haven't applied with them, so not much help there. But, I've been filling out apps, testing, sending resumes all day. This is SO stressful. You just don't even know what sort of company they are, will you get the schedule you need, will the dictators be decent, is their sound quality decent. Soooooo stressful. Sorry I rambled and wasn't much help for you. Hang in there! :)
I hate being left out...sm
another post mentions Douglasville. Georgia, perhaps, cause that's where I'm at...please tell me, I wanna know...I hate being left out...

aNYONE else here despise Medscribe and their corny contests and their rude way of putting their MTs down verbally in emails and on the phone.  It's like an old fashioned factory.  UGH.  Let me outta here.


They are biatches.


I hate Spheris too
Indian givers. That's a nice way of putting it. They are liars, cheaters and users. I need to start looking. I should have started looking years ago. What took me so long to see through them?
Thank you! I hate to see people get taken
like this with the liability issue. It is a nonissue with us.
YUCK!! I hate it!.....
Very few of the docs talk slow/clear enough for the VR software to catch everything. A lot of the reports pretty much have to be retyped.
I hate it when companies do that.
Hate to break it to ya, but
*Isn't this just good business sense on their part in an environment where it is hard enough to feel connected and part of a team?*

Good business and reality are galaxies apart. During my final time at the last company I left, it was commented to me that for as long as I had been there and as good an MT as I was, they were surprised I had not asked for a raise. I had been with them 9 months. I was covering 12 different accounts and doing mostly ESL dictation. They thought when I turned in my resignation it was about money. It wasn't. It was about a having a level playing field and I didn't like their level of *honesty.* My work route was being manipulated and they couldn't admit what they were doing. Gravy was being given to lesser experienced MTs and I was getting nothing but crap and it was being touted that everyone was paid the same cpl. (okay, this example shows they were lying to me on that level! If they were willing to give me more money to keep me, then they were surely doing that to other people, right?) I wanted an honest work environment and the money. That is what I have now. I've already gotten one raise at the new MTSO with the promise of a second when I hit a new lpd average (two months).

So, it would not hurt to broach the subject if they don't with you. The worse they can do is say no to a raise and explain their review policy. At least you will know where you stand, how you feel, and what your options are.
Hate to say it but most patients have no..
clue about who types their medical records or where they go. I'd say the average Joe who doesn't work in the medical field or know an MT personally doesn't even think about their medical records unless they change docs or go to a specialist, and then it's just to ask the receptionist or whoever to fax their records to another office.

There may be a few people out there(very, very few) who have read an article or watched a news program about off shoring of medical records. However, I bet the average person is more worried about their co-pay, wait time to see the doc, etc. when they go to their doctor's office. Not because they are ignorant or don't care, just simply because it's not something most people would even think about.

Sure there might be some people that would be upset that their records were going out of the United States if they were told, but lets face it, it's not exactly information doctor's offices are volunteering to their patients, and most people would think to ask about such a thing.

I personally think it should be a law that they have to disclose that information to each patient, just like receiving the HIPAA paperwork, but I don't see that happening anytime soon unfortunately.
I agree. Hate to do that, but if it were to come to
I would contact the client and let them know.     
What could be worse? I hate OSI
My husband wants me to flat out quit OSI, just walk out now and worry about finding something else later. I am very sorry for the MT's who don't have other means of income.
I hate change, too.... (sm)
w/regards to your ?'s

*I don't know
*I was hired as an employee a couple years ago
*The rad rate I know is 8 cpl, don't know about range
*I don't know about the work volume but there's more radiology than I can do...

And yeah, I hear you on change. It royally stinks. Good luck to you in your search.
Powerscribe, I hate it
Hate to bore everybody but

This is getting old now.  For the past several months, waiting and waiting for work and I do make adjustments apart from getting off day shift.  Christmas is around the corner and I am getting worried. 

Worked on both, hate VR! sm
Love both platforms but only for straight transcription.  Went to the poor house doing VR.
for every some that hate a place, some will not. sm
do you work there?
I hate to disappoint you but I am an MT. ?
It seems rather closed minded to think everyone has your experience.

Several of my friends work for MQ, too. All but one is very happy. The one who isn't has not been happy with any place she has ever worked.
I would hate that - everyone paid the same.
I want to negotiate the best deal I can for MY skills and MY experience. Lumping me in with the inexperienced or poor performers and I lose out.