I have watched your posts for awhile and have debated about saying anything. sm
Posted By: LTMT (MT for 35 years) on 2009-05-09
In Reply to: There are days, I am sure, when we sm - MT way too long!
It is just my perception, of course, but your posts almost always seem rude and condescending, and I certainly hope that people do not think all of us who have been doing this for awhile think the way that you think.
Even those of us with wonderful jobs all have days where we want to scream and throw something and maybe need to vent a little with others who will understand. I know my non-MT friends really do not have a clue when I want to blast off about some motor mouth or poor sound quality or whatever the gripe of the day might be.
And what is wrong with a sense of entitlement? We are all entitled to the best that we can find for ourselves, at least that is how I was raised to think. I realize that part of the job is doing the cruddy dictators and all of that, but do not think for one minute that I wouldn't take a dream job that paid well and had wonderful dictators and YES, think I was entitled to it for all of the hard work I have put in over the years.
Maybe this other person's boss IS a mental case -- who knows? I know some days I feel that I am one too. Maybe you should cut people some slack and try answering with compassion instead of rudeness and condemnation. Everyone has a bad day.
However, for me, this is a beautiful day and I am going to get off of here and enjoy some time away from the keyboard. Good luck to everyone in finding the perfect fit jobwise :-)
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I have been there awhile. The good posts are because over the past few years sm
they have really worked hard to improve employee relationships and it has worked. There are no problems there anymore. They used to say they were growing pains and we all wondered how long they could say that. Now I am glad I stuck it out because all the old problems (and I mean old being over 2 years or more) are gone. Great company to work for.
I've watched your
posts the last couple of days, nothing but trying to stir up arguments on all the boards. I won't be responding to you anymore no matter what rude nonsense you post. This is silly.
I wanted to do VR, so joined Transcend. I sat and watched sm
all the VR reports disappear day after day, nothing left but transcription. And they had the nerve to tell me that couldn't be done!!!! My eyes didn't deceive me; it happened repeatedly.
You've watched too many Lifetime original movies.
Some women who've got to MIAMI have ended up as sex slaves, too, honey. You're actually safer in the UAE than you are in Compton, but you don't see people harping about not working in LA, right?
Obviously, this job isn't for everyone. But foolishly trying to scare people away from a great opportunity isn't doing anyone any favors.
Chasing work from company to company - Have any of you ever watched (sm)
5 year olds learning to play soccer? The ball is in play and no matter what the coahes say ALL the kids go running for the ball. Maybe we are like that, masses of us going from company to company in search of work. This company has a new account BOOM here we go. Now it is out. Let's go here.
Yep, I think it is a big game someone is playing with us. Not a particularly funny one either.
I did for awhile
They pay by the page and when you break it down, it's about 5 cents a line.
No, it was awhile ago.
She called one day to set up an interview for the next. She never called. I sat and waited figuring she got busy and would be a little late, but nope.
I do, I've been with them for awhile.
OK, since you've been there awhile.
I'll give you that one - maybe I just haven't given it enough time. I've just had a LOT of trouble lately with technical issues, and that, in combination with learning new docs, can be a challenge. So, I guess they need to be given a chance. At least one thing is good - I'm busy as I could possibly want to be with them ... let's just hope it stays that way!
I quit my job awhile ago and am still SM
waiting for last check. I've been informed that I have to wait until normal direct deposit day like everyone else. I didn't argue with this person (figured it'd be a waste of my time), but aren't they supposed to--by law--pay you within 1 business day if you give them at least 3 days' notice? I gave them 2 weeks' notice.
This happened to me a couple other times as well (with other MT companies). I wonder why they think they don't have to obey the law??
Oh well, that's life! I'm just glad I'm outta there! :)
I worked for them as an IC for quite awhile
none of us ICs on the account I was on could log in. They just wiped us all out. Now, I know that's life as an IC, but not really - we sign a contract agreeing to work for them. They are supposed to give us notice or we are supposed to give them notice to terminate the contract. They didn't follow their end - pretty sad. I tried e-mailing and calling, no one would answer. Now, they're posting for a southern CA account with no ICs??? I think almost all of us that worked that account for them were ICs. Just got trained as an Editor - for nothing. Pitiful excuse for a company.
Thanks ... it will be awhile before I go to Vista anyway. nm
OK, everybody calm down. Anybody can have an off day once in awhile.
He left quite awhile ago...
Didn't sell it, just is heading up another offshore type company.
Work for awhile
I work for Medware and unless they lose their biggest account there will still be work here. Who knows though. It was a great company to work for!
not that I know of; employed there awhile.
Ochsner New Orleans was down for awhile..
they are coming in again. Ochsner Baton Rouge stayed up and running.
I haven't worked there in awhile but sm
It was a definite trade-off. The pay was just not good at all. However, on the plus side, they were good to work with and they assigned accounts that weren't bad. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay at that $$ and had to move on. You will have to weigh how much $$ you need, but I was nowhere near 9 or 10 cpl with over 10 yrs experience.
I got caught in a new job awhile back
that went dry for months and it really hurt me financially. Loved the job, loved the people but was on the brink of bankruptcy. My advice would be to keep the sure thing in these economic times. Good luck to you whatever you do.
I did, but it has been awhile. The quality of the work was
horrendous and it would have been easier to retype reports than to correct them. The MTs kept making the same mistakes over and over again. They also had some accounts that ESL didn't come close to describing them. I am very good with ESL and routinely transcribe 85-90% ESLs, but these were some of the worst I've every come across, plus the sound quality was pitiful.
If you open your original post and towards the bottom click on related posts you'll find lots of info about SS as a company, that would be enough to help you decide if you want to work there at all.
Could you share your line rate? And keep you old job for awhile.
Sounds like you had better keep your old job until you see how much work you will get on DQS and how much you can make. It probably will be slow at first.
I worked there for awhile, couldn't make any sm
decent money. They changed their QA and guidelines and I made even less due to extra proofing, looking up in their Style book and the BOS which oftentimes conflicted. Their spellchecker was full of misspelled words. Drugs were way outdated. Couldn't use my own word expander. Took about three weeks to get feedback sheets and sample reports. Wasn't worth it. I figured if I had to produce a superbly quality document, I would go elsewhere for more money.
I worked there part-time for awhile. sm
IC status, pay definitely on the low side, but I did clinic work and it was fairly easy with easy dictators. They pay weekly and always on time. Great people to work with.
I know they have been hiring on that account awhile so there is probably work. But,
I did refer a friend and they put her on that program to which she did not stay long and was very unhappy with her line count. She said it was a third of what she normally made so she quit. Honestly, I have never worked on that platform so I am not sure if she had a valid complaint or not or what else she was comparing it to. I say if the work is there, which I would think if they are offering a bonus, I would try it out and see if it works for you. It sounds like with your experience you would know the difference in line counts.
Haha -- took me awhile, but I finally got it .. funny. nm
I did mostly car accidents and it really made me paranoid about driving for awhile, but I sure sm
knew if there was a solid yellow line, if my lights were on, if I had my seatbelt on, etc. lol
Maybe on your accts, especially if you've been there awhile. I think the newest hires are getting
I worked for them PT awhile back -- 20 hours a week min., I think. nm
Awhile back, someone posted about a company that considered sm
30 hours a week to be FT with benefits. Does anyone remember the name of that company?
Thanks so much.
Work both jobs for awhile, part time for the new one. Most
of the MTSO will understand your reluctance to quit your old job until you are sure the new one will work. I have worked for two companies in the past year and told both that I would have to work part time until I was comfortable quitting my old job. I ended up keeping my old job because the new ones didn't work out. Also, 1 cpl decrease in pay isn't that much to make up if the work is good. Hopefully, you won't have to sit around waiting for work, and you can follow the BOS which will be easier for you and probably help you transcribe fater.
Awhile back they got a New York account that everybody is fussing about the ESLs
Ugh .. that's not good news. They offered me a position awhile back sm
but I went somewhere else. Now they sent me a thing again, listing their benefits,and it sounded pretty nice. I guess there is no such thing as the perfect job.
Posts from April said everyone gets 8.5 cpl/newbie or experienced. Recent posts said
A few posts about them about 3/4 of the way down this page between the DSG & Diskriter posts. nm
don't like ASR/VSR -- all work going that direction -- causing very low work situation for awhile
Just a little message since you asked. Hardly any regular paid transcription work left for TT MT's (transcribing as in the old days, I am speaking of).
There have been several posts about the WI
one about MTs not getting paid. That would be all I needed to know.
Just because someone posts...sm
something positive about a company it doesn't mean they're in management. Think about it this way - if people were really as unhappy as they claim on these boards with any company they're working for then they'd be out getting another job - because whining here isn't going to change a thing. Remember that one person's opinion doesn't represent everyone that works at any place - regardless of the industry. The only way people effectively complain is by talking to management along with ideas to solve whatever problems they're complaining about. That's true anywhere - regardless of whether you work at the local grocery store, bank, this industry or any type of job.
There are plenty of people at Transcend who have been on the new platform for several months now and they love it. Instead of basiclly calling them liars or presuming they're in management why not get on the internal forum and ask them about their experiences in learning the new system. The same would be true at any company.
Do you believe everything in these posts?!
People can write ANYTHING on here. There are some really hateful MTs who just want to cause problems and make others miserable.
I wouldn't take anything on this board for gospel truth, period! It's fun reading and sometimes can make you think about something but I would NEVER use it as reference or as a guide for my thinking about MQ or any other company! Please don't be upset by posts by God-only-knows-who with who-knows truth to them!
see the other posts
where it is explained. Pt in a nutshell is anything under 39 scheduled hours. Now you have to decide, do i committ to 8, 16 or 24 hour weekschedule?? Floating around when you want to is no more. But it doesn't say what to do ifyou sign up for 16 and want to do 20. You have to ask them that. It does specify that OT is more than 40 hours a week.
oh. ok. thanx. someone else posts as you
on MQ board and posts as if they work for them too, blasting everyone. just curious. thanx.
I can't believe the posts below,
the poster is just venting. A good stress relief. Why so irritable with each other.
There are still posts
If you archive there are still posts about them on here so I am not sure about what you meant by that. I do think they discourage from posting on boards but if it is anonymous no way they would know who did it. They want you to take things up with them directly but getting communication from them sometimes is like pulling teeth.
This is regarding those posts below....
I don't see what all the fuss is about, I heard back from them today and I'm all set to go! There was about a two period where I didn't hear from them either and it turned out that they were moving from one office to another. I say just be patient and persistent.
Not JLG but there were some posts further down or
now maybe on second page regarding their platform. You might want to either scroll down or go over to the second page
I always look through this board's posts when I am looking for a position. I have mostly found it to be helpful. There are a few occasions when I have read posts by an angry poster to let others know about their experience and I think that is very, very important, but would like the anger and rant left out. I have noticed that more positives and defending comments appear to be from from recruiters and others in management than from MTs.
That much??!!?? LOL! See below posts.
Where did the QT posts go?
It is funny that a company that has nothing to hide is removing posts. Why are these being removed?
I have been following your posts and...
i think you made a wise decision. you can email if you want.
where did those posts go
I came out to review the old posts on TT line count and they were all gone. What happened to them?
see posts below
There have been several posts about them
the last month - all bad. They are an Indian run company. I don't remember the other details, but there was not one good comment about them.