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I will. Hope you are right. Not sure who to complain to, but I'll figure it out.

Posted By: I agree on 2009-02-06
In Reply to: That's simply not true - the policy is if you are documented OOW sm - WebHead


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I'll never complain about MQ. nm
Probably figure you'll want Way more than they'll offer, whatever it might be. :) nm
I hope you'll share the NAME OF THE COMPANY
I know I certainly wouldn't want to make the mistake of ever applying for a job there!
Hi Happy, Thanks for responding, I'll be starting with them soon I hope
From what I can tell, it does seem to be a great place. Where you assigned an account or did you have some say on it? Can you share what other platforms you used? Did you use the Q platform before? How long did it take you to get up and running?
Thanks, I'll give it a shot! Hope they are hiring PT. nm
I will definitely complain.
I just joined them end of June and the first pay day is supposed to be July 9. Their accountant made a big excuse about direct deposit system not being in place but I did not enrol in their direct deposit - so I gave them a week.

Next paycheck is due on the 23rd.

I plan to look elsewhere --- this is so discouraging.
For all those who complain about
THIS is what this is all about. How would you feel if your company was run this way? If you don't work for OSi, stay out of it!!!!!!!!!!!
Already did - I never complain, just ask
If you complain too much.
They will overhire and then you'll be sitting with no work. Which would you rather have? Do you get 1-1/2 for OT? How do they pay?

I've been working 6-1/2 to 7 days a week at my present job because of lots of work so I know how you're feeling, but I do have the choice of not working if I don't want to.
better than normal. don't complain
many only get 6
I have never heard anybody complain about
MTs are not fickle and as you stated in the end, different MTs prefer different types of work and some like variety. I think if they can make money, they are happy with that.

Why such a negative tone?
And then they complain about TAXES!!!
Give me a break.  You should pay double or triple the taxes of someone making 30 to 50,000. 

I would take this as a gross insult if I had 1 year of experience, and I hope this is for VR.  Any MT even considering such an offer, either:

1.  Is in very dire straits, financially.  2. Doesn't value herself very much.  3. Is doing her fellow MTs, and herself/himself a great disservice.  All this abuse of MTs by the companies is done for one reason:  BECAUSE THEY CAN. (We let them).


I NEVER complain about having too much work

I love it. I flex and go with the flow. It's refreshing to know we can make up time and hours when it gets busy.

After working for a place that had no work for days on end and getting deeper into a hole while that company kept telling me the work would pick up (which it never did), I finally left. This company never let you make up hours. What you got, you got.

I ran out of work yesterday and today on my accounts for the first time since the July 4th holiday, but only have a couple hours to make up and I will do that.

I'm tired of the TT bashing, too. They're a great company. No complaints from me...EVER.  They bend over backwards to keep everybody happy, but you can never please some people. I think those people wouldn't be happy if they didn't have anything to complain about.

If no one likes it, they can leave. It leaves more work for me and I'll gladly take it.

Even with a set up like that some people still complain
I work with a similar set up only we can see which dictator it is. We are allocated a certain number of jobs at a time(the same for all of us) and you get what you get.

There have been some people complaining lately (and named me specifically as the cause) that they are not getting enough work. Well, I cannot help it if they choose to work at night and by that time I have done all the work, or most of it.

There is not much this time of year anyway, I'm getting less than 500 lines a day before it runs out.

It just irks me that they act like I am stealing their work! This is not a competition for me, its a paycheck.
I bet you complain about your wages
And it all can be traced to company waste, not to mention the economy. No time to be wasting money. As I said, this is MY opinion. We are allowed in this country to have freedom of speech and opinions, aren't we?
Complain when there is work, complain when there is no work.
if that is the case, then we cannot complain when
work goes overseas. If clients pay for inferior work, they may as well pay less huh? integrity, integrity, integrity.
I mean you have NO reason to complain about MW when there are companies like MQ-nm
First, newbies complain about the fact
...then, when someone does hire them, the whine and cry that the account is too difficult. No wonder MTSOs prefer not to deal with newbies. This is a good way for you to learn.
If that is all you have to complain about you've got it made. And they

probably aren't licking the stamps as they just peel and stick them now. 

Does everyone find any reason to complain? nm
If you'll read through past posts you'll find lots of
recent info.  Why do you need menitoring if you already work as an MT.  Unless you do clinic work most companies will require you to work at least one weekend day, at least initially. 
I put my email at the top up there and no one cares enough to write. They just want to complain
and tell untruths about this company. Some are a good fit, others not, but the things that I am reading are definitely not true. I would not worry about constant complainers. These people would not fit in anywhere and I am not upper management either nor am I lower management.
don't complain about how your hospital has too much work - it will bite you in
the hiney!!!

You may end up losing your job to an outsource service and end up making less money with horrible benefits!! Count your blessings.
I'm new to Keystrokes and the pay has been early or on time. Can't complain about that! nm
Spheris has a private board where we can complain. SM
It won't help, but we can copmlain. Also, supervisors are quite helpful.

Seems communication at Transtech is lacking in some way.
I didn't complain, but got something from both the places I work sm
My PT job gave me a $30 gift card to target. My FT gave me $25 AMEX gift check. Both were sent in Christmas cards and both cards had been signed by everyone in the office.

No...not lots, but then I don't need lots. I really loved that ANYTHING was sent and the signed cards were a very nice touch.
Its why people complain about negativity on this board
Some people want to think that the people posting negative things here are just malcontents.  Sometimes, when a person speaks the truth, half a dozen other folks jump on to say its not the truth and everything is roses and rainbows.  Usually the truth is somewhere in the middle.  But some people would prefer to believe the sunshine being blown you-know-where by recruiters because they want to think they have lucked into a goldmine.  Well, its a crap shoot - maybe you did and maybe you didn't.  Each person's truth is going to hit them only after they are working the account.  So if she only wants to hear about the rainbows, let her have her fantasy.  Reality will come soon enough when she gets no paycheck.  Then she can pay her bills with all the rainbows.
I have one suggestion..If there is no work. MOVE ON..why whine and complain on here EVERY day. I
agree with Jay. Maybe other people have OTHER things they would like to talk about besides being out of work every day at TransTech. I will say this.. with that much controversary and unhappy there, I would never work there and neither should you if your so miserable. Obviously, something is really wrong with that picture. Now, move on.. You can do better.
I didn't view it as a forum to complain. I saw it more as a chance to get to know sm

others who work for the same company.  Working at home can feel kind of isolating at times.  I do not miss the commute to work, scraping ice off of my car in the winter, backstabbing, gossip, etc., but I sometimes do miss the social aspects of working in an office.   I guess my viewpoint is, things are what you make them to be. 

I love Transtech and have been a cheerleader for a long time, even to the point of being accused of being management.  They have stuck with me through some bad times on my end, and I have no intention of dumping them through these bad times now, although I have gotten a couple of other jobs.  With the holidays coming up, especially, it may take all 3 to make ends meet and maybe have a few extras, but that is just part of life.   

As a MTSO, why would he/she feel the need to come to a public board and complain? Unprofessional in
Does your company start with a T... If so, I feel your pain and it does no good to complain. No one
cares. Tell me how you go from over 200 jobs in a queue to nothing in a few hours. Hmmmm. I smell offsourcing. Not happy. I just got a second job and thank goodness. It will save me when there is no work which is too often for my liking.
Couldn't agree more! I don't hear other ExText client MT's complain about
If you'll read the archives you'll find out everything
you want to know, none of it good.
Nada...... Can't complain though, great line rate is worth no extra gifts at X-mas. nm
If you'll read more carefully you'll see
I was referring to AFTER she's missed out on a job, having a friend do sort of an audit to tell her what what was wrong with her test she submitted -- not cheating.
I know how to figure it,
how do you qualify for it? The account I work on never offers that, the most they offer is an additional 0.05 per line when they are behind.
Let's figure this out. sm
I am currently working for 10.5 cents per line, equipment furnished, and I get two weeks PTO per year, plus health insurance for $21.00 a payday and that insurance includes health/dental/vision/life, and direct deposit.  Compare that to FN, no insurance, no bennies, no direct deposit and, at most, 10 cents per line.  There are several small MTSOs out there who provide benefits and pay as I am describing here.  Why in the world would you work for a company who provides no benefits at all, not even direct deposit, for 10 cents a line?  I just don't get it.
I don't think anybody has been able to figure that out yet
You'll find a few people posting that it didn't affect their line count, but the majority of posters did lose big going to the platform.
Nothing to figure out, really. sm
They no longer pay for demographic info, headers (client letterhead), footers (signature line and DD/DT block/initials), CCs, etc. Add that all up times each page and that is a lot of lost lines, possibly hundreds of lines per day.
GO FIGURE!!! That is what is
what is wrong with our society, no one wants responsibility for there own actions. If you screwed up, and I know for a fact that some of you were not doing your work, because i am the MT that turned you in, then take responsibilty for your screw up. Quit blaming everyone at Shapin for your laziness. And now that your gone, I have your job and I absolutely love it. So I guess I owe you a thank you.
Not sure how you figure that one
Never heard this one before - trying to convert minutes to lines!

.9/line is not a bad rate, depending of course on the specifics of the work (type, difficulty of dictators, TAT, etc.

200 minutes could actually be very few lines if the dictator is a pauser... or a lot of work if they dictate like Robin Williams talks...

Ask for more details.

How do you figure your cpl?
How do you figure your cpl for editing?  I don't get it. 
D&L - go figure
Poor them, to hear them tell it, every body is lying on them and telling stories. I do not understand how they have Transcriptionist working for them. I have not heard a one that has gotten a check on time and one that they know will clear. Living from paycheck to paycheck and fearing a bounced check would scare me off for sure. Yes they have client's - they do not know what is going on - but I say let the owners type the reports, for sure the clients would not last a week with her skills. Everybody complains, but they remain there - can I just ask why - i would rather work for less than work and worry about a check.
here's the way I figure it

Okay, so 45 minutes of dictation equal 2700 seconds, say 1 hour per 1000-1200 seconds on average typing between 150 to 200 lph, counting referencing time and proofing time, I would say about 2-2-1/2 hours average of actual transcribing time.

It would seem that if you can't figure sm
out correctly how to calculate $25 an hour, you're not going to be able to reach that.
how do you figure that? If i'm doing less
the company makes less off of me as well.

Cheating out of money would more likely come from charging the client by the line and paying the Transcriptionist per report, among other ways.
Hon, if you can't figure out how to
do that, you need to work on your computer skills - LOL.
I figure...
...NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! I would assume that I am doing such a good job that they have no reason to contact me.
how do you figure that?
Just curious