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I've head a lot of good things...sm

Posted By: GLF on 2007-09-28
In Reply to: Yep, they are hiring. If you want to sm - MT

About Axolotl. Do you happen to have any info. on which specialties they are hiring for? I haven't seen any job ads for them.

I also heard something about them not paying for spaces. Can you comment on that?

Thank you!

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You've got it ~ you've hit the nail on the head....

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JMO - been doing this for over 20 years.  

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Did you every laugh so good you got goosebumps on your head?
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What good does it do? They've lied, they've betrayed us.

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Evidently things haven't changed since I left. Sounds like they've gotten worse - LOL
I've been there for years, work on the DSG1 side of things, pay on time, direct deposit, more
feedback lately.  I have always found the staff and MTs helpful and friendly.  Work does fluctuate, but if you have a few accounts, should keep you busy, also sound quality can be an issue but mostly okay.
All good things come to an end.
The gun replaced the bow and arrow. We all know what happened to those feckless fellows who refused to upgrade their hardware.

The automobile replaced the horse and buggy, the farrier and the buggy companies had to specialize or find a new trade.

Technology is a fact of life.

Maybe transcriptionists will be phased out, but life truly does go on, even if you and a few of your friends decide to dig in your heels and refuse to accept it. The awful truth of the matter is that you may eventually be replaced. It's time to think about preparing for the future rather than perseverating on the past.

Nothing but good things to say about them....
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situations. You had reasons to do what you did, and DH sounds like he was taken by surprise that you did do what you did. It's time to regroup and refocus, and discuss further with DH why what happened ...happened. It's not the end of the world - a new door of opportunity has been opened up for you.
but this is why it's better to post the good things
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Hope this helps.

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Look in the archives. Not too many good things said.
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go over the supers head to the head of operations. sm
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If you love the company you work for - stay with them. Obviously you found a great fit. I am fortunate enough to have MTs like love working for us (not saying who I am as I promised my staff I would stay away from here) and fortunate enough to have applicants that don't take the bashing on these boards as gospel.
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posted above them.  

I've never been good at doing the math... SM
Thanks for doing it for me.  The definitely is way too low.
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