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I so wholeheartedly agree with you. Don't work for KS but work for SS - another company bashed

Posted By: Crys on 2007-11-15
In Reply to: Why is it that people can come on here and bash companies but when someone tries to say that they sm - Norma Rae

Works GREAT for me and I love SS. I never really care what the negatives are as I have found they are usually people that can't make their lines, don't work the hours they commit to or just overall do not care!

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I agree - the company I work for is doing the same
I wanted to sit down and cry. It was awful and SO BORING!!!! If you find anyone, let me know. This is awful.
I agree - Amphion's the best company to work for
I agree! Too busy to be on here and too disgunted with being bashed to want to open myself up sm
to that anymore. Happy at Keystrokes, that's all I need to say.
I wholeheartedly agree
The idea is to get people who want to work weekends. Do not eliminate good candidates just because they cannnot work weekends. This is why Transcend is having a problem. Plenty of people would work Mon-Fri.
I agree wholeheartedly
Transtech used to give a bonus if you sent less than a certain percentage of reports to QA but the problem was that the MT would type anything to avoid a blank and send it on without bothering to double-check.

On the flip side, a lot of people apparently didn't care about the QA bonus and they left the reports for QA to fill in because they were either not knowledgeable or resourceful enough to complete the reports themselves, so they left the dirty work to QA. Then, QA had to look up information that the MT should have looked up in the first place. And nothing was ever done about it. Laziness was rewarded at TT.

I used to work in QA at Transtech and I speak the truth. Quality work was not rewarded there. What was rewarded was sending any old garbage to the client, but when garbage was sent to QA - nothing was done about it.

I moved to a job where QA actually means something. Where quality actually means something. I never got that vibe during my employment at TransTech. They were nice people but the QA process was sorely lacking. I hope that has changed over the past year but I really doubt it.

And, no, there was no way that every employee at TransTech had at least 5 years' experience.
I agree wholeheartedly
Just wanted to let the person know that overall they are a good company, not perfect, but good enough for me to recommend them. I worked for them for almost 3 years.
i wholeheartedly agree!!
The same here! I agree. They are a great company but the lack of work drove me away.

I agree, if you went to work knowing full well that the company paid 7 cpl no spaces
why on Earth did you accept the job?
Thank you, Admin. I agree wholeheartedly. NM
I also wholeheartedly agree with this post.
I wholeheartedly agree, stay away from SPi
or you are just looking to get into a bad situation.
I wholeheartedly agree. They start everyone no
matter how experienced, no matter how well you aced the testing on a tier system of pay, everyone starting out around 7.5 cents per line.

You get no respect from this company!
I agree wholeheartedly but look at CBay
they are still thriving, and more and more companies are at least dabbling in overseas, certain percentages. Not to mention, I am seeing a lot of companies downsizing, like MQ, where hoardes of people are shifting right now, and many smaller companies are getting bombarded with applications so getting a job right now is incredibly hard because if you do not accept the pay they offer, or their insurance they just hire the next MT.

Something I have discovered is health insurance is almost nonexistent anymore, I mean how did that happen in the last 6 months, and right under our noses -

my health insurance went up almost double in July, and now my pay went down due to lack of work/more difficult work...

many companies also dangle the health insurance in front of you now to take it away if you do not meet their almost impossible criteria of keeping it.

from what I see it is getting worse every month so I am not sure how we can make a difference.
Don't let it get to you. Every day it is a new company that is being bashed. sm
Those of us who are happy at Keystrokes know we have a good thing going. Those who either didn't cut it, were never hired or continue to job hop are never going to be happy anywhere or if they are, it is for a short time and they come on here and bash the company they went to.

One of the posters on here is someone that I know well and she used to post positive things about how she left MQ for KS, left KS to go back to MQ, left MQ again to go to KS and now complains that they did not give her a good account. Would you? Personally, I would make someone who leaves and comes back prove themself. I just listen to her vent when we talk and move on, knowing that the next time we talk, it will be to vent about the new company she went to. And so it continues ...
Excellent post. Agree wholeheartedly. sm
The dictator must take responsibility for what is dictated. In addition, today's MTs aren't as adept at editing as those of us who had proper training, use the appropriate resources, and do not use Google as our exclusive resource.

If you frequent the word boards, you will see what I mean. A couple of days ago, an MT posed a question that her ESL doc said that the patient worked in a laundry. She wanted to change it to laundramat. The MT admitted she did not know that a laundry was a place! These new MTs don't even own an English dictionary.

I initially had a hard time dealing with the verbatim concept. After seeing several reasons for its initiation, I've happily resigned myself to light editing as client allows. I got over it. Look around you and you will also see how this industry has changed in the last 10 years. It ain't what it used to be. Time to roll with the changes.
I knew what you meant, and I wholeheartedly agree!

If one cannot trust their hourly employees to do a good job especially when on the norm there are evaluations on employees at some point time, then what have we got here?  To simply say there must be a minimum production is like saying we're slaves to the grind. 

Countless and I mean countless times when I worked on-site, I was pulled to a different area to help answer phones and even perform EKGs (yup), and I never bellyached that my typing was getting behind UNTIL the manager wanted the TAT report from me.  Oh yeah, every so often, she needed to report to her superiors what day we were working on.  What a joke! 

No matter how hard we tried, we were treated like the machines people expect us to be with not even a thanks. 

I agree wholeheartedly! I stand my ground. USA only. sm
I have had clients threaten to look elsewhere for a lower price and I tell them, please do so. I have to agree with you here, they always come back willing to pay the rate and happy to have the quality and service I provide.

I have never lost a client forever to offshore, will never offshore, and sooner or later all MT work will be back on US soil again. Believe me, it will happen eventually.
Wholeheartedly agree - wouldn't bother with test (sm)
You would have felt really good after you left.
I agree wholeheartedly. The owner is not a timid person and has
and even though I don't work for her, I'd stand up for her any day of the week. If the original poster has an ax to grind, it certainly doesn't make him/her come across as a _professional_ by making a slanderous remark and then acting like a juvenile. It is certainly the owner's right to conduct business in a manner that is best for the company and changing one's mind about who to do business with is her right in order serve her company, clients and employees best interests.
They won't. It is common for a company to be bashed into the ground once it seems people are hap
I knew it was going to happen once I saw the positive posts about Keystrokes. Some people obviously get sick thrills from stirring the pot.

I hope they're happy now. I am sure Keystrokes will miss out on some great MTs because they won't apply due to the posts that have been put the last few days.

Can't anyone accept that there really is a good company out there?

but a great post - my company gets bashed all the time too.
Nope. We just get sick and tired of our company getting bashed
at every turn. We love this place and have run out of patience with posters like this who clearly have no idea what they are talking about.

Have you never lost your patience?
how do we work it? Easy answer - work for another company. That happened with the company
I was working for. I would wake up at 4 a.m. AND ON THE WEEKENDS TOO because they needed "coverage" supposedly and I would sit until 9:30 or noon without any work. Sorry, but my rent of $1450/month could not be paid with only $57/day. So I got another job and when I got the equipment and everything, then I quit for the other employer.
Agree. I have said this before --- y'all whine about no work but when there's a ton of work
do you?  Just wondering.  I find this perceived hostility completely out of character for TT. 
Absolutely not! I work for the best MTSO. I am have been so blessed to work for the small company I

I will share this about the MTSO I work for.  I called her late last Wednesday night after Church and told her I was compelled to help out with Hurricaine Katrina in some way and an opportunity arose for a small group from my Church to go to Louisianna this coming week.  Would she be able to cover my work.  She told me no problem without any hesitation and even donated money for the trip. 

And I am sure there are plenty of good companies out there to work for.  To compare us to migrant workers is just not right.

Like I said - it depends who you work for. I work for a hospital at home - not a company. nm
I used to work for a company who separated the MTs by work type daily. sm
regret ever leaving that company. we had a max of 4 MTs typing a large training hospital with clinics. i was assigned consults and discharges with consults being my priority. another MT had ops and admits, etc. it worked so much better. we were RARELY out of TAT and each of us were trained on other report types for backup in case someone need to take off. not to mention that we were easily able to learn the ESLs because we got them repeatively enough to learn them, set up templates, etc. much, much more productive for us as MTs, for the company as work flow, and i am sure for the dictator because they got someone who knew them and their dictations well enough to be accurate. i don't understand why large MTSOs cannot comprehend how much more beneficial that would be.
I actually left about a year ago and work for another company that's running out of work. Have to
I work for an all-US company and refuse to work for one that offshores. Best of luck to you. nm
Work PT for a company and noticed something odd. When I work the day shift I get (sm)

actually fairly good dictators, a couple of toughies, but no more than one would expect.  When I do the late afternoon/early evening shift it is like night and day.  I get some really crummy dictators and tons of problem/miscoded reports.  

They have said that there is no cherry picking able to be done with this program so I just have to wonder if the crappy dictators can't get to the dictate stations until after 4 p.m. or what?

Nuff said, back to work.  Thanks for letting me air it out.

I work for a company in FL. I pull my work off their
system in FL, so they do not pay state taxes.  I've been there 5 years and they have never paid state tax.   Don't know my state tax code, but since they are in a different state can't see how it would apply anyway.  The IRS hasn't complained.  I increased DH state tax deduction to compensate instead of having to pay quarterly taxes. 
I work for a company with lots of work,

I work a second/third shift position and I still run out of work.  I asked for a secondary account probably 6 weeks ago and haven't received one yet.

You can call the MTSO or your supervisior, but they really don't care, the work is getting done and that is all that really matters. 

What is the best company to go to for IC that is a nice company to work for that has work for you
and also is interested if you want to work part time at some point.
I agree no work
And when you ask if our work is being offshored too along with Transcends (since they were sold to them) we are told definitely not but with three accounts in three different states sending in one third of the lines they used to I don't believe it.
I work for them and agree with you!! SM

I haven't had enough work to meet my quota for the past 3 weeks and going on 4 weeks now.  Oh but you must meet your quota!  Ya right!  They hired new MTs about a month ago and as usual they overhired.  I am looking elsewhere now.  Tired of them starving their hardworking MTs.

I agree with you. Not out of work here.

I can count on one hand how many hours I've been out of work and even when it is slow, it doesn't bother me much because I know it's going to be a backlog a day or two after that. I just keep my email open at all times and check it often to make sure things are okay for me to do other things.

Since I started at TT, I haven't had much time off at all so I look forward to those few-and-far between times to see what I've been missing even though it may hurt my pocketbook. I've always been willing to work extra, even on my days off, to help keep the account in TAT, but some people refuse to work extra hours or days because it cuts into their social life. I don't get it. You either want to work and make some $$ or you don't.

I plan my days around my work hours. No appointments made during work hours, no time off unless I'm scheduled, no going anywhere during those hours unless it's an emergency.

It's not TT's fault. It's some of the people working there that is causing all this upheaval, and if I were TT management, a few might be out the door. Too bad they don't sign their real name.

Agree, but you should add most work is going
I agree, no pay then no work... that's the way it goes sm
It's just terrible for the morale of the crew, who by the way were doing a fantastic job. Now everyone is depressed and worried as they still have not been paid.

I agree with the OP and I work for TT sm
I have it so good in so many ways. I have never had a paycheck where I *only* made their base rate, I always have some sort of bonus. I show up every day I am to work. I am a terrible diddler and I take breaks A LOT. I probably spend a whole 5 hours of my 8 actually typing. I get over the minimum always and as I said, I get bonuses. I never get scolded or reprimanded and my work is top notch, by anyone's standards, not just TT.

Working more time or going after a certain line count on my own time is allowed. I can work as much as I like, provided I am there for my shifts, and I am. I feel very grateful to have a job and I don't feel that I should be paid over time when it is ALWAYS my own choice! I don't believe that TT encourages over time in any way. They DO encourage MTs to meet their contractual agreements AS THEY SHOULD.

Must be a small company. I have never talked to the owner of the company I work for. sm
He wouldn't have time. Why would someone talk directly to the MTSO? Most do not know (or care) about the details just the big picture.
I work for the same company and there is always work.
They rarely advertise and don't over hire. I don't give out the name because I don't want to feel responsible for the onslaught of resumes that would follow.
Agree. Waiting for work right now.
Not enough work to go around right now, totally agree.nm
Because they know some dummy will agree to work for it. nm
I currently work at Amphion and would have to agree...
with what was said about the demographic information.  I have been there for a few months--looking again---, and I find that the demographic information required is overwhelming after a while.  I usually can do AT LEAST 250 and even 300 lines per hour, but with this company, I have only been able to get to 180-200 lph no matter how hard I try.  They do have a lot of residents also.  As far as being flexible--not really for me.  I also think the pay scale is a bit low--not even 8 cents per line. 
Agree - TT of Texas is the one I work for.
I work there and totally agree with you. nm
I agree...no work at $20/line would be bad
KS seems to want to make sure you have plenty
I agree, FN work has dried up and went bye bye. sm
I am going bye bye, as well.  Can't stick around and wait anymore. 
I agree and I don't think I can run out of work, not with 4 accounts I don't! nmn