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Hmmm...sounds kinda fishy to me.

Posted By: Patience on 2007-10-10
In Reply to: I was hired by a company 2 months ago. - Wondering what would you do (sm)

They need to give you a straight answer.

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That sounds fishy to me!
Sounds fishy
Does sound a little fishy.  Thanks for the replies.
Sounds fishy...

All my MTs are ICs and they are all responsible for purchasing their own software, equipment, etc. It sounds like this company is making a decent buck on software programs...do the math (# of MTs x $25/month = ??). I wouldn't work there if I were you. It also sounds like you MTs are paying for their accounting paperwork every month. That should be a business expense for the company, not the MT. JMHO.

Sounds fishy to me
and my tax refund is spent.
Something sounds fishy here.

Someone mentioned that your company would never know if you erased and retyped (but they would b/c they could monitor keystrokes) and you said they were their rules so you're sticking by them.  I agree with that.  But now you're saying that they're the hospital rules.  There is no way the hospital can monitor your Keystrokes or even has the time to monitor the keystrokes of every single report that goes through their system.  That is internal data of the company.  There is no way the hospital would know if you erased and retyped.

Sounds fishy

While I was reading your post, even before you mentioned, it, I thought this sounded like an inside job.  I agree that you should contact a lawyer or at least fight for unemployment.  Also, file a lawsuit against the company since you have proof that you did not submit the resignation.  Maybe a lawyer would have success in getting a court order to obtain more details from Yahoo regarding the identity of the sender of that fraudulent email.


This sounds fishy to me.
Sounds fishy to me, too
We were all notified by e-mail. Why on earth would someone miss anything as important as a conference call?
Sounds pretty fishy, to me. - sm
What would the patients' meeting their deductibles have to do with anything?

The hospital telling MTSO & MTs not to log on would make me nervous. Could be they're just about to lose that account.

At the very least, I'd be putting feelers out there for other possible job opportunities. $42/pay period is unacceptable, as is being told to 'be patient'. Will your creditors 'be patient' when you can't pay them? I don't think so.

Somewhere along the line, people who employ MTs seem to have forgotten that this isn't just a HOBBY with us - we're trying to make an actual living at this.
I agree. Sounds way fishy to me.nm
Sounds fishy...methinks
Seems like you could have contacted the IRS and told them the situation and provided bank statements that showed you didnít get paid the 50,000. I would have done that. The banks send the IRS paperwork every year on what your interest is anyways, so they have a record of what your account has looked like. You paid the money for 50,000 you didn't get to the IRS instead? That seems odd to me. Who would do that? I would call the IRS and tell them what happened. When I file taxes through Turbo Tax it actually asks if you need any of your forms ammended. I would have called and asked for them to help me get it ammended.
lol...yah, person sounds kinda mad
Not sure why the negativity and sarcasm ... kinda sounds like the old

lover scorned thing ... LOL.   No company can probably say that it never runs out of work, but I have 2 accounts, and have only had to go to my secondary account maybe 10 times in the almost 1 year I have been there now.  At least the management team at TT cares.  I have worked for companies where I ran out of work, and the response I got was a laugh and just take the day off.   At least TT will get you another account.

As far as your remark alluding to the fact that if we were so busy working, we wouldn't be here -- do you work 24/7?  Also, TT is not a sweatshop.  We are allowed breaks. 

Maybe you had a bad experience with them.  No company is a great fit for everyone, that's for sure.  I have seen people rave about companies on here, tried them myself, and thought YUCK. 

It is only 6 am and my shift doesn't start until 4p, but I guess I shouldn't be posting here since apparently it implies that TT has no work ... LOL. 

Kinda sounds like you got scammed into doing some free work for them. I'd bail. They are underhan
I wouldn't trust anyone who does business like that.
Sounds like one of the smaller, new services out there...hmmm...nm
yep, very fishy.....sm
Shapin does have an ad looking for editors on another job board too.
And that is what I think is so fishy about them.
Something fishy sm
Googled DocXpress...no results pertaining to an MTSO or MT company or transcription came up.

The email address that the person leaves in the post has the domain name of naturalhealthway.com. I typed www.naturalhealthway.com in my browser, and the website has nothing to do with transcription, either.

Wondering what the dillio with that post is all about, to be honest...
Looks like something fishy here...
something fishy
I work for a company that promotes VR all the time now forcing us to move to it and I know I will have to move to VR for less pay or leave the company which I have always liked until now. I don't understand. We are running out of work because VR is getting most of it but when I looked up old reports I see that my supervisor is typing them. Makes me real suspicious. We don't have enough work anyway unless you work VR then my supervisor is typing reports. I wonder if the company is in trouble or if everybody has just quit? I can't say the name of the company here
Fishy is right
I even checked with supe to see if there were server problems. Just told, Sorry it's unusually slow today. I'm usually told to check back later but they didn't even suggest that! It's almost as if all the jobs on my account were *manually* removed and outsourced to other MTs.
Something fishy here.....see message
I live in Atlanta and I just called the management company who manages 945 East Paces Ferry. They do not have a tenant who is leasing under the name of JAX Transcription. There are several businesses at this address with various suite numbers. They confirmed that Transcend is a tenant, but there is no record of a Jax Transcription.

The person who is posting ads needs to be more forthright. What's the deal here?
Something is fishy if the email is returned and you
respond directly to the one sent to you. I would just forget trying to contact them. It sounds too strange.
Thanks! It looked fishy on a job post elsewhere.
Never heard of RBS before. Says they also handle actors as agents. Interesting...perhaps a multifaceted corporation. Thanks for your help.
Not fishy. Just a transcriptionist who has worked for
2 companies which did not count correctly and after having done a minute to line comparison finding that the present job is not counting correctly either. Perhaps the wording is awkward. Should have asked who counts lines with a correct line to minute ratio. And you know what that means if you have been in the business long enough.
There is something fishy going on, you ask where the work is and they hem and haw. I am about histo
I am sure they overhired or it is going to speech, Idon't know how that works but usually when the work dries up on a lucrative account, speech is involved.
Funny, I was hired at 9 CPL. Something is fishy. nm
Very Fishy Story He's Telling You
I have 3 different platforms installed on my Vista laptop at the moment, and none of them are having trouble with the others living there too. Something doesn't sound right.

Can you afford to buy a separate computer? Perhaps one of those netbooks for $300 or so, and then hook it up to your (old) big monitor and keyboard? That would eliminate OSi from even needing to know that you are working for anyone or what other platforms you're using.

It sounds like a sneaky way to enforce an ILLEGAL non-compete agenda to me.
There's something fishy here. The anti-KS troll is back!
I make 9.5 cpl after 2 years. Someone is trying to stir up trouble again.
did anyone get a response from the original poster? this post is just fishy, especially since they
It's kinda like the Irish.
There are people who feel compelled to set off a bomb just to keep the war going. That's you.

Are you entertained by all of this, and can't bear to not continue the conflict? And here I am, adding to it. Well, actually my issue is with YOU, not the company.
Kinda of late to run away when most of
us were KICKED OUT.
I kinda hope you don't.
I've landed in a similar place and I don't want somebody mucking it up. I, like NorCal, has an exclusive account. It's a wonderful feeling seeing there are 12 jobs there, and knowing I can go pour a cup of coffee, take a shower, check the mail, or even paint my nails and know that those 12 jobs, in no danger of going out of TAT, will be there for me. There are days where the account is light, but they are balanced by the ones that are bountiful. I have no desire to poach on anybody else's account and accept the light days as part of the rhythm of the job. When they add new accounts, I can ask for a piece of that, but until then I respect other people's work, and I sure as heck would hate to see this place turn into your type of snatch-and-grab tactics, because it's great being able to go to the bathroom without worrying about a vulture picking the work carcass clean.
I kinda had that same thought, but I tried to stifle it.
I see some of these posts where people brag about making big bucks on their own accounts, and it just boggles my mind because their spelling and grammar are atrocious. Why am I having such a tough time making any money at MT with a 99.8% or higher QA score?
Ew - kinda scary! Thanks for the warning everybody. (nm)
kinda agrees with my point

great new insurance -- NO DETAILS AVAILABLE ---  trust us, we have anonymous posters on a board that say they love working for us.


haha - actually I kinda' like it better as a DO-DO list! nm
Here is my question.. kinda long..
I work as a trainer for a great company; however, the pay is just not there.  I asked for a raise with no response. I have been in the MT business for 20ish years.  I have and do perform QA duties, MT duties, etc when needed, but unfortunately the company I work for does not care.  I truly love working with new MTs and new employees. I just want to find a company that wants the same.  Any suggestions?!
LOL, it DID look kinda like something Focus would do to get applicants....
We all need an occasional giggle...Thinking Focus posted that to attract applicants was pretty entertaining :-)
Kinda like you should check your capitalizations?
Because she's not simply expressing an opinion, she is on a rant about a company she doesn't even intend to work for. If you don't like what you're offered, don't accept. It's that simple.

Sounds like there's a lot more than the MDI offer that has her off to the races.

There are constructive ways to present your argument and there are less constructive ways that make one appear a bit over the edge.

Nice way to pick on another poster's spelling though. I'll bet you're one of those delightful ladies that try to rain on everybody's parade who's happy, too.

Next time, check your own posts very carefully before you squirm in delight at finding a typo in another poster's post.

Have a lovely day :-)
Ever analyze this kinda stuff???
Those ticker-tapes that run along the bottom of the TV screen during news broadcasts, such as local news channels, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, etc?

I love to watch those just to catch all the typos (yes, I sometimes sit and watch the news for an hour to catch the highlights and find myself obsessing over the typos the ticker contains, lol!).
Oracle...nothing. Kinda disappointed.
I thought they liked us?
I kinda don't think they give a rats azz.

Hey if they can get us to work for 8 cent s a line, 150 lines an hour for a whopping $12.00 buck/hr.  Hey!

 May even be less and hour as the trend is  going lower than 8 cents a line.  Plus they keep hacking away at the lines counted by reconfiguring the system to give certain letters a value of this or that, or no value.  It is a bad profession.

Sounding kinda paranoid.
Why are you so up in arms? Some of your comments sound like you're a caffeinated conspiracy theorist.

For instance, you think IC's billing statements will be scrutinized.

Uh, I have no problem with my bills being scrutinized. They are absolutely accurate and in keeping with my contract. Why would anybody be concerned unless they were trying to fudge the system, hmmmm?

As far as companies putting Spyware on ... pfffft. I go through a HIPPA compliance training session every year. Takes, what, 10 minutes? I sign the paper. Everybody's happy.



Learn to differentiate the difference and you'll be a much more relaxed person, IMO.
Kinda like being RAPED, and then believing
We give up on your naysayers. Great company, but if you choose to believe it's fishy, your loss.
excited in a scared hopeless kinda way

Yeah, they kinda help to get the message across. Barb, let me
know if you need help finding them. 
whoa what kinda mistakes are YOU making?
You work that many hours and I am sure there are a few screw ups here and there in your reports from tiredness. I mean even your posts are very hard to understand.
LOL .. kinda funny when they try to be mean and can't even spell. Good for you. nm

I kinda have the feeling this is a Cardioscribes account ...
... it just sounds so similar. And if CS is outsourcing to them (and they pay 9 cpl), the 7 cpl would make sense. Not that it's anything close to respectable pay.

Clearly, it's so much more financially intelligent to just go straight to CS if you want this kind of work.