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I am QUALIFIED to make my statements because....

Posted By: MtProfessional on 2006-08-19
In Reply to: okay, what are your qualifications to make such a statement??... - passing through

I worked with these people for years and saw how they treat others.   It means absolutely nothing to people in the managment of SPI to fire people or lay them off or just take your work and send it to India or Manila.   Don't think for one second that your job is safe.    They are all about numbers...Its a numbers game...meaning revenues.

The Philippine Telecommunication company did not get to be a company worth over $100 billion US dollars  by paying labor to US employees.   They know that by taking US jobs and sending them to India or Manila will increase their profit margins 25-35% minimally.    Don't think for one second they will not do this.  

The Indian companies are much better than they were.   The Manila location has finally gotten it right.   They will be able to transition your jobs smoothly without compromising quality or TAT.   THAT'S FRIGHTENING TO SAY BUT TRUE!

They have also geared themselves with the strongest voice recognition product on the market.   

So, let's take a look at the overall picture:

1.   People resources available offshore.  YES...thousands.

2.   Ability to transition and carry out smoothly.....YES

3.   Voice recognition geared to take over.....YES

4.   Qualified editors in Manila........YES

5.   Production MTs in India......YES

6.   Large hospital organizations not afraid to offshore......YES

I dont know guys....what else does it take to paint the picture for you.    You are all smart people....figure it out!    

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If illegal to make false statements, everyone would
If you don't work for them and never have, how do you know these statements are untrue?
Odd statements.
If you already were past the application stage then hopefully you already had an idea about what working at DRC would be like.

All of the posts yesterday confirmed that Acusis had bought DRC, so that comment about validating it made no sense to me.

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Good luck at your second choice. I am staying with DRC/Acusis and I frankly could care less which MTs decide not to.
who think they are qualified because they
were nurses, medical assistants or just have kids who are sick all the time and know all the medical/lab terms! Deliver me!
I am not qualified to
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maybe you are over-qualified!!??
consider yourself over-qualified, and
lucky that you didn't end up working for them! It may have been a blessing in disguise!! act like a duck, and let it slide off :)
These conflicting statements may be due to their
hiring seasoned MTs. The person interested would need to ask them directly.
False statements
Amen to that.
Besides stating that your DD is not there, when it is NOT there is not exactly a false statemtn. TT112 needs to get a life
I agree 100% with your statements! nm
You wouldn't be a qualified IC if they did.
my qualified opinion

is the *conspiracy* theories regarding other companies is much more far-fetched than the simple fact that not everyone had a good experience at KS.  Allow others to state to their experience without feeling  personally attacked - it is part of being an adult - the world is not defined by you and your *feelings* - tears and hysterics aside.


Why are you making statements on a company YOU don't know about?
That's how hearsay and rumor gets fed.

If you don't know then guess what -- YOU DON'T KNOW!

No, you are not chained to your desk. If I am going to be gone 20 min or more, I need to clock out. No one has ever checked up on me or questioned my time. Ever.

Proof of statements made
Can this be backed up by some proof?  There are a lot of good companies out there and great MTs.  It would be a shame if you prevented them from an awesome partnership from these statements that may or may not be true.
May I ask why you were not happy? Vague statements don't help very much. sm
If you don't feel comfortable posting here, please feel free to email your response.
Slander is when there are false statements. .
I wanted to speak to some of your statements
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and is qualified for not much more than being a greeter at Walmart

MTSOs, on a scale of 1 to 10, how qualified are
I'm just wondering if you are able to hire most of the people who are applying, or if there are a lot of underqualified MTs out there. 
Because they don't hire qualified ACs in the first place
They try to promote their friends/relatives and when they find out they don't have real management skills they replace them with another friend/relative.
If you have to apply you aren't qualified
Very nice post - all true statements! - nm
So far as I know making false statements is illegal

See possible answer post..............now I'm going to work so I will have a paycheck to be deposited.

It's called a troll. Statements without backup. sm
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I have a nice one too, but qualified for it 4 years ago when I did well as an MT at a hospital.
each and every month. I have invested so much in this car, I don't see how I can give it up... lots of working with the lender, etc. They don't understand about outsourcing hospitals and services, they don't understand about not making rent or car payment. They only care about breaking legs if you don't make a payment. So I keep in close touch with them. This way, I have my leg available for the foot pedal, so when I do have work, I can to pay the bill.
Maybe in your case. As for me, I have many years acute care and am well qualified.
The payroll dept isn't exactly qualified. There's no accountant on staff. sm
I wish they would just let ADP or something similar handle it. So many things are incorrect so often, taxes, PTO pay missing, etc.
Keystrokes - How do they notify you if you qualified for vacation time? Thanks! nm
Gosh.. really a "former" insurance clerk. I cannot believe you qualified for such a honored po
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There are so many hits on the job board for jobs that I wonder if people are qualified that respond
or just send in a resume if they are not.  Would be interesting to hear from some of these companies what type of response they are getting. 
I doubt you will make enough money in 5 hours a week to make
I make 4 cents a line, work part and make
over $500 a week on part.
Great post! I make 0.085 at Keystrokes and make more than at any sm
other company in the last 5 years. Why? Because there is always work for me. I love starting work each day, knowing that the company I work for appreciates me and has plenty of work. Transtech and Keystrokes sound very similar; those of us that work for either can count our blessings that we are not part of the cesspool or huge corporate mess that makes up the biggest few companies. We do not have to worry about our jobs getting sent overseas and we see a future in this business!!!
Yeah, but we don't make what docs make. nm
But we don't even make what in-house make.
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you might want to make sure you don't make yourself look like an IDOT before you go any further.
I make $1.10 per report and make much more sm
than by the line. Day by day it varies and goes back and forth, but over a long period, it is better by the report. Make sure they pay links though; this is key.
Do Shapin MTs really only make 6 cpl and QAs make 1.5 cpl?
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biz gives raises so I feel blessed that I make a lot more than most, raise or no raise.
And always make sure you don't make line
counts that amount to anything.  They always place you with impossible ESLs as soon as you start making decent money. 
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Make sure you have some (sm)

money saved up so when they don't bother to send your paycheck or give you excuses, run out of work constantly or take a long time setting you up, you won't go bankrupt.


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Did you make more as an MT or are you
make, not may nt
Well you would still make more if
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I make even less than that for IC . Nm : (
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well over 0.10/line on one a/c. Nobody does 20-25 reports/hr on this 100+ MD a/c.
Why not? Do you think they are just trying to make themselves look better on the
to all the outsourcing talk? It's okay now since they got a bonus?