I gather from your post that you aren't there anymore - sm
Posted By: Thank you on 2006-01-19
In Reply to: When I worked for JLG, it was pretty strict sm - Ex-JLGr
I am really trying to find a company that I will be happy with long-term. Would you mind saying why you decided to leave? TIA!
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Who is "us"...You aren't even an MT anymore!
What was with the drama the other day about leaving this board? Who would take this person seriously about anything? Do yourself a favor and change your name because you are making a fool out of yourself. Do me a favor and quit trying to stand up for a profession you aren't even a part of anymore.
Obviously you aren't there anymore since you signed as an ex-JLGr!
I bet the benefits aren't so great anymore.
Everywhere business are taking a hit and passing it on to their employees. Good insurance now at a company is one where you aren't spending more than $300 a month and you have just co-pays or a very small deductible.
Wages are frozen, people being fired for budget costs, everyone's doing two or more jobs and getting paid for one.
It would probably be a big blow to go back for a lot of people. The work place isn't the way it used to be anymore. Sad.
Many LD companies aren't allowing MTs anymore. I doubt you'll have it for much longer.
I won't even post on the MQ board anymore...
Its gone far beyond even MQ bashing to MT bashing! Not my cup of tea.
PS: Nice 2 have another GUY on the boards LOL - keep posting! :)
I could have written your post a year ago. I actually do not hate my job anymore - it's great!
Um, yes. Gather round and let me tell you a story...
I was hired by Focus in QA, paid hourly. I sat around for three weeks and no one contacted me about loading software, training, etc. I emailed the person who was supposed to do my training and was told I haven't forgot about you. I promise we will get together tomorrow. Tomorrow would come and she wouldn't call. Meanwhile, I'm not getting paid. Finally, I emailed the head of HR and cc'd one of the VPs in the U.S. office. I was told my supervisor was very sweet, but she didn't know what she was talking about when she said I would start immediately. My supervisor then told me that she would sign off on any hours I put in the timeclock system. For three months, I timed in and sat at my PC and waited for training that never came. At the end of the third month, I took matters into my own hands and called the IT department directly, bugged them with email after email, and they installed the software on my PC. I then emailed the tech department a list of accounts I wanted access to and it was given to me. I started training myself only to be called up and fired.
Fired from a job I never actually started! It was the most infuriating experience I have ever had with an MTSO. I have never seen so much disorganization, outright lying, and complete disregard for their employees than I have seen with Focus. I am not just talking about myself here. I am also talking about a number of employees that had been with them much longer than I who had been unceremoniously fired after being hired to build a U.S. based QA dream team.
I won't go into all the empty promises that were made. That's another bedtime story for another night.
My advice, if you have another job, hang on to it. If you don't, starting looking.
Only post I found was from 2006 that said the MTs aren't treated
Ask your STM's boss - we aren't allowed to post names on this board sm
or I would. Starts with L and last name starts with R.
What is your present line rate? I gather you want to work as an employee and not as an
IC because you want PTO and the FICA, but would you work as an IC?
Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
My post should say the post above not the post below, Sheryl's post to be specific. nm
Not too much anymore
Generally they don't want you working for another company in the same geographical area, but don't say too much about having other jobs. They know it's hard to make a decent living with one. I work for one national as an MT and for a smaller company as an Editor and either cares, they just care if you slack on one to work for the other.
That was last mo. Before that I used to do okay, but that isn't possible at MQ anymore. nm
Yup, most definitely. Can hardly get 200 lph anymore.
Rae are you out there anymore?
Do you have to use their CPU or don't they do this anymore? Thx. nm
I don't think she is there anymore.
RUN....they don't do DD anymore
They don't anymore.
Not there anymore but the same
experience because if you ask a question you get many different answers and you never know what one is right. I hated the platform and QA was the rudest QA I've ever encountered in my 7 years of doing transcription.
Not anymore. Martha is gone. NM
Don't work there anymore,
so I can't check. Just wondering if it someone who deserved it or someone who was backstabbed.
I don't work for them anymore because (sm)
my phone started ringing off the hook for new local accounts, so I had to leave them, but if that hadn't happened, I would have stayed. Very nice, very easy to deal with, always pay on time every week, great accounts.
They don't want to pay benefits anymore.
These are all trip ups for you to lose your benefits. Power outages, emergencies, nothing matters when it comes to adding up to 40 hours, without which, you become a part timer without benefits - only production and PTO time is accountable towards those 40 hours - and about that so called wonderful PTO time most of us just starting accumulating 11 months ago:
In the 2080 hours which make up a "production" work year, you are now expected to produce 2000 of them with no exception other than the 80 PTO hours. In those 80 hours you must fit vacation, sick time for you and kids, holidays, personal time of whatever kind (keeping in mind most of us are the glue of our families;i.e. the mother). It was better when they didn't give any PTO and you had reasonable, practical, human beings in a office to confer with about when you needed time off - and by the way - if you worked in a 9-5 job, your production time would be 6-1/2 hours a day, not 8.
This, being done to educated professional people who are NOT easily replaced? I think not . It's not worth it. There are still plenty of doctors out there who are willing to work one-on-one with an intelligent person rather than to be slickered by some smooth talking corporate job hunter. So, it's good bye to being a company employee for me.
Same here. It's very difficult to get anymore than 200 lph
Am considering quitting also. Have averaged 300-400 lph at any other place I've worked. I also agree with you about the emailing bit. After every update about how much work is on the system, it's ALWAYS followed by an email from the owner about a minute later telling you to either stretch more or threatening you with their PRN Program or that you'll lose the work to offshoring, etc., etc...
Have nothing against anyone there, but I very rarely ever break 200 lph working on their hospital accounts. Bayscribe definitely gives low line counts.
After 12 years of doing this, I don't need them anymore. I think that KS was being
hard on me because I have had to take a lot of time off, often at the last minute. They just don't care that I am depressed and have a lot going on.
That's the problem with these big companies. We are just a number. When they were smaller, they would cover for a person in my situation and care, but now they just criticize work and get picky picky picky about it. They forget the times that I pitched in on my days off and just focus on the last few months. THAT is why I am mad and frustrated. They treat everyone like a number. I think this industry is in trouble because of the big companies.
I guess we won't see their ads anymore.
Hardworking MTs, if u can't take it anymore
This career has careened into the toilet. If you are a good MT and can type fast and have good grammar, there is always a job for you as a legal secretary. This is NO JOKE. They will hire you without legal experience. They do pay very well. Your job will never be replaced by an Indian or other offshore person. The medical benefits are not always great but sometimes they are. Just know that you do have another career waiting. I am not saying lawyers are sweet to work for, but they do pay, they do give generous bonuses at CHRISTMAS, they let you say Christmas even if they are Jewish. They will become very dependent on you, as lawyers can't tie their own shoes. Think about it!
Sad as it is, nothing is sacred anymore.
Who doesn't anymore?
Fact of life. More Editor positions now available, less typing, hourly salaries.
I never hear about QT anymore. Are they still here?
I wonder if K.C. will have a job.. there are no 'U.S. Operations' anymore to be VP of!!! nm
That's all it ever is to ANY company anymore.
Not so frustrated anymore
I was frustrated a little while back. My account manager quit and I wasn't getting paid for my 2nd shift differential, but now things seem to have settled down. They have a new person doing payroll, and everything seems to be fine now. I have always loved the account that I work on and I even just got a new secondary account, so things seem to be getting somewhat back to normal there.
Does anyone not assert themselves anymore?
I am sure i will get bashed for this, but frankly, when taking a job, why not say, could you please put me on the account that i am going to be on long term? It makes sense for them to allow this so you will not waste more time learning specs, etc. If it is a difficult account said company should let you know that or they aren't worth working for in the first place. You can win if you ask questions and say what you want. If they don't stick to their end, fine, leave.
Do they treat their employees well, pay on time, have plenty of work, etc.? I am kind of on the fence about leaving my current company for them. I heard that they do pay a little less. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
I am IC and do not use IM to communicate anymore - sm
It was just a way to watch me and for them to treat me as employee and not IC...no more of that.
Who was that with and why don't you work on it anymore? nm
One of the AC is "suddenly" not an AC anymore
"Network" -TT (I'm mad as **** and I am not going to take it anymore!
For those of you who remember the movie.
don't have to worry anymore, I am done at JLG nm
Not a sheep anymore
Only when WE the people stop being sheeple will the SUITS pay attention.
Enjoy your day.
Who's pay isn't insulting anymore?
The best I've ever been offered was 8 cpl for standard transcription on an account that only had editing at half that. The MT business just does not seem fair anymore. Sometimes I think they don't want us to make a living. But it is not like they can survive without us. Besides greed, what are they (MTSOs) thinking these days?
It is not hourly. They do not do that anymore.
We don't have to put up with this anymore from MT companies
No, you are not the only one. We don't have to take this anymore from MT companies who will not pay their MTs. I was rightly shocked about this company though. I had actually thought better of them. Well, we will see what happens soon.
I am glad YOU don't do it anymore either sm
It CAN be uninteresting, but not boring. If I were to allow myself to get bored, I would not be as productive or as accurate. Being bored is a way to do sloppy reports slowly!
Part of my pleasure is the mastery I have with MT. I have so many other things in my life that being an MT affords me that I can't complain.
Glad you are GONE.
If you don't do it anymore, get off the board. nm
I have been in the same situation, not anymore though.
I started at a company and I think they used Chartscript. My line count went from over 2000 per day to down to 1200-1300 per day (straight) and I told them no way, I just type a lot more than that. I did not stay and now at another place with VR and straight and over 3000 per day. It is not you!
I'm not the fastest anymore because
I have arthritis. When I was straight typing, I was doing 150-200 lph. Before arthritis struck and at my last job, I was doing 300 lph.
I don't sit at my computer 12-14 hours a day. I make up my time at MY convenience. I have a life, too.
As for the TT gift, who cares? I was a bit surprised that nothing was said or the gift certificate didn't come, but who really cares? That's not what working for a company is about. I've worked other jobs (not MT'g) that didn't give a rat's butt about the people. TT does care.
TT will get everything straightened out, I'm sure of it. It will just take a little time.
We quit and will not take this anymore!
I wonder what would happen to the MT industry if all of us who are not happy at our jobs - which by the looks of these boards is roughly 90% -just left for 2 weeks. I know most of us cannot afford to do so, but wouldn't it be nice to see what would happen to all of the wonderful VR programs, all of the crappy dictators that we suffer to decipher and make no money transcribing for; QAing crap that no one can hear - it's a dream that I would love to see become reality. Without an experienced MT, this whole business would not and could not function. Keep paying us less and less, and there will be an out-migration of MTs because we can't make a living off of 4 cpl.