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In their defense, if I remember correctly, their name

Posted By: me on 2007-04-20
In Reply to: "new name" is never a good sign -nm - aliassmithandjones

was very similar to at least 1 other and possibly 2 other transcription companies.  I don't know if that was the reason for the change or not. 

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Around $300-$350 for both of you, if I remember correctly -
I've only been there 1-1/2 months. You have to wait 3 months before you're eligible for insurance, but your PTO they say you can use anytime. I'm so surprised how fast it adds up. I already have about $200 PTO.

Hope that helps. Good luck.
If I remember correctly, the pay is about 3-5 cpl and
they use a system I was unfamiliar with. I declined their offer.

But hey, if it suits you, go for it.
It DID have a spellchecker, but a really poor one, if I remember correctly. nm
if I remember correctly, isn't that Spheris' India department?
Supposedly over 4000 employees, JUST for that India account, according to Advance Health Magazine...
Nope, but if I remember correctly you have to do a physical and all that jazz wherever you are.

This was back in 2005 when Diskriter first landed the Florida hospital.  I worked there and had to actually take a three page form to my doctor to fill out.  I had to pay for my own urine drug screen and TB test administered for a local lab and provide the lab with a postage paid envelope to mail the results directly to the hospital in Florida.

I put up a fuss because I thought all that was a little much for a remote MT position, especially when you consider that I would probably never set foot inside the facility so who cared if I passed my physical and got a TB test?

In her defense, (sm)
so many of us have had broken promises (not by this company but by others) that we almost expect it. 
SPI Defense

HI,, Time to see a positive mess,,, I currently work for SPI,, left them about 2 years ago for a short time and came back,,,yes the work is low right now,, but,, I ALWAYS get my lines per day and more and I think it is because I ASK for more work when I run out and my AM always has more than enough for me.  There are some out there that will not venture beyond their comfort zone and try a new account.  Why not I just don't understand.. sit there and do nothing or type slower than normal and learn a new account type.  I am not management so dont try that.LOL.. I love what I do and that is why when I left and realized the grass is not always greener I came back home to SPI.  Dont' slam me with raves and rants.. this is only my feeling and thoughts. 


In Defense of Webmedx
Webmedx has ESL dictators, but then again, so does every other company out there! ESL dictation is part of the MT world that will never go away. If you can't handle ESL dictation, then perhaps it's time to look at another career choice.
In defense of Transtech

OK I have worked at several companies and TT tech support are actually the nicest I have seen and respond the quickest.  What I like is that I can pick up the phone and they will fix the problem immediately.  I don't have to wait for 3 days for an answer.

Folks, you have to give them something to work with.  It is not easy for them to stream in when they have no idea what kind of crap you have on your PC, if you play games, if you swap files, if you have spyware, viruses, etc. 

A few years ago I was a supervisor at another MTSO and was shocked to find out just how little MTs know about their own computers.  MTs should be able to fix most of their own PC problems or they have no business using them to make a living in the first place.  Some of them constantly open a ticket with tech support for piddly stuff that a 10-year-old could fix.  Take a computer course, for Pete's sake - so tech support can help you with real problems.  It is so unnerving to hear I don't know or I can't do that when you could if you knew how your computer works.  Nothing but excuses.  Read your manuals.

The other thing is to be honest with tech support no matter what company you work for.  If you tear up your computer tell them instead of playing a guessing game with them. 

Really people... grow up and be responsible.  If you don't know how to work on your own computer to some degree, find another profession.

I guess this sounds mean but you need to look at it from their perspective sometimes.  I hope I don't offend anybody.


DEFENSE for defamation
Is the truth. Hopefully they are prepared for that - judging by the posters here, they may want to close that can of worms sooner rather than later.
Haha! I can too! ANY defense at all of such
And might I just add, what slimy little WORMS all suits really are! They sell their integrity and their souls for their do-nothing jobs in an already top-heavy industry. Considering the mood of their workforce these days, I'd actually be SCARED to be one of them right now.
A blindly written defense regardless of logic
I don't know how many, but just because 1 or a few are having a bad time doesn't mean they are lying no matter how small of a percentage they comprise. I never said they are all sister MTs sharing the good word. I said this is a place also for MTs to share and support each other when they feel they are in a bad spot, not just share the good word on a company...sometimes there are problems and they want support anonymously. There were 2 posters specifically that had intelligent well-worded concerns they voiced (and I believe one said at the risk of being bashed even)...that seems scared to me and they seemed to be real concerns, asking if it was just them or were others having the same problem. Their posts didn't come across at all as company bashing. And who are you? Do you know the poster, Carlotta either? or are you her? How do you know what she does or doesn't do or who she can weed or cannot weed out unless you are her posting under different names as you accuse others of doing? & she didn't say come to me IF...it was much harsher and dismissive than that. But I tell you what, I've actually got better things to do at this point than argue because people are going to believe what they want to about any company regardless of what is said. It is just sad to see people come here for support and then have to fear being weeded out because they sought honest advice and help and find their boss coming after them on here seeking to find out who they are and calling them liars. So, I respectfully disagree with you. The whole tone of her post, to me, proved more than discounted what she set out to prove/discount by writing it. have a good night!
In OP's defense, there are a great many questionable posts
Regarding TT by disgruntled employee(s), so I'd be more comfortable if she emailed me rather than post here and be flamed by those cyberbullies that totally derail ANY discussion of TT with their unbridled hatred of the compnay.

In defense of poster with typos...Sometimes when you use so many expanders(fortunately = fty for me
so I bet she is a high producer 'cause she has awesome expanders... don't typos happen to you on the boards sometimes?  Or you hit enter too soon and your post looks like a first-grader typed it out...
Am I seeing correctly, already doing VR and
they are cutting your pay from an already low to a lower rate??
Yes, you read it correctly - sm
The platform is fairly basic.

They have made some huge improvements in it since I started editing on it but there is still some room to improve.

As with any other program, you can expect a learning curve so it's really about finding a way to make it work for you.

I have been seeing some improvement in my production (baby steps) but it would be really nice if I was at least making what I was before with just transcribing. I'm not, in case that wasn't clear.

Not to put the entire blame on the platform, I need to readjust my thinking and approach to getting my work done. It's different.

I have been very happy with Transcend for a long time. They are listening, even if sometimes they don't appear to be. It just takes a little time for them to figure out what needs to be changed in order for us (MLSs) to get our jobs done faster and easier.

Like I said, I'm trying to be patient because the last platform switch (when we went to VoiceScribe) was kind of a mess for about a year before it was really working smoothly but it turned out pretty darn good too. I still have hope for editing on this BT platform.
Spell correctly.
Maybe their line rate was low because you couldn't type well. It is atrocious
or get paid correctly. nm
Not paid correctly

One of the companies I have worked for for almost a year has never paid me correctly. Sometimes, it is only by a few dollars, but others, it is quite a bit. I asked them about it a few months ago and was told something like all the work you do doesn't always get over to us. I didn't really understand this, but for some reason, just blew it off at the time. Well, my last check was a little over $100 short from what the system said it should have been. When I tried to confront them about it, they won't answer my emails or the person I need to talk to is always out of the office or not able to talk. This just really makes me mad and just wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem.

Yes, CORRECTLY. Redundant.
If I am understanding you correctly,
companies have no business wanting an accurate report?? There is nothing wrong with requiring 98% quality in a report. If you are a good MT, it doesn't matter how long or short the report is, it will be accurate and meet the standards for you company or facility, that is, if you want to keep a job anywhere.
If I recall correctly...
We ran out of work once while I was on that account, and they paid for no work downtime at an hourly rate.  If anyone is really interested, I would speak with the recruiter because I believe they do pay for no work available and technical downtime.
you said it correctly. In this business sm
you work when the work is there or you don't work. Its a part of the job. I never liked the weekends either but hubby and I worked around them and adjusted things so one of us was always with the kids.

Sounds like MTs now want tons of money, the 9-5 shift and nothing to enter their little world. That is great but it is not the profession. I wouldn't expect a nurse or a doctor to say they don't want to work weekends or any other medical professional so what makes us any better? If the work is there at odd hours and you work on production then you work when the work si there or don't work!
If you need benefits, you chose correctly.
Funny, I missed that one. At least she used it correctly once, LOL. nm
Then spell stupid correctly.
Wait, am I understanding you correctly? ... sm
Are you saying that the work flow is up and down like this a lot? I'm a relative newbie to the company and I was told that they always had an abundance of work. I'm a little in shock right now.
Think I could have spelled "thing" correctly.....LOL. NM
If I understand the article correctly,

the records were stolen FROM a Transcriptionist who was subcontracting, not BY a transcriptionist, probably as a result of a computer being stolen or a home break-in, although the article did not say.  It seems the only way to prevent this type of records breach would be to keep all transcriptionists in-house.  Or am I missing something? 

And she doesn't even spell her name correctly
If you had bothered to read correctly- it said
Some years ago working inhouse and my having seniority and supposedly had first choice at vacation, the time I chose was a time another person with less seniority needed for a trip overseas. She had put in for the time I wanted and I was told like it or lump it and I did not have a choice in that week. Being as I was making good money, I just sucked it up and stayed there. HOW DO YOU GET SHE TOLD SOMEONE ELSE TO SUCK IT UP????? SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HERSELF. READ CORRECTLY NEXT TIME.
You do not read posts correctly
I said I was starting work around 12 and was late. No one contacted me about my not being signed in. I never sent an email and did not say I did. Maybe that is why you donít work for them anymore, reading something into things not there.
if you would read the posts correctly...sm
the *broom closet* statement was posted in the one above mine. I was just responding to hers, and I was trying to be funny about the mailorder bride thing. apparently you don't have a sense of humor either, on top of being rude.
You heard correctly. I quit over a month ago, sm
and can't seem to get anyone interested in getting their computer back. Does that tell you anything???? Glad I left...what a mess that place has turned into after their supposed reorganization last year!
Folks really need to read the posts correctly....
Guess some are coming out from underneath that rock again. I asked others if they had to work for Christmas. Please get things right. I work the hours I want and AM NOT WORKING CHRISTMAS by choice. Hello... do you comprehend what you read???
Offshoring MT has been going on since the 1980s if I understand correctly. SM
It picked up big time in the 1990s, follow the money. It also has been done in prisons. When I first heard about that I was shocked, but it seems as nothing can shock me anymore.

I know about our tax returns being offshored, and things the above poster mentioned. I had to call a CC company the other day, and the call center was in India. I cut that CC up promptly (probably to my benefit anyway, LOL), and I know a lot of computer call centers are in India.

I wish I had an answer for all this. I know it's a global economy. We are going to have to adapt and it's scary.

As far as the AAMT or whatever it's called now, that is very disappointing. The word American shouldnt even be in their name.
Spelling correctly would help search function. nm

Oh, I read correctly. Apparently you're sm
not seeing the point - you accepted .075 cpl.  YES, I understand clinic notes.  You don't place much value on your skill apparently. 
I wish people read these posts correctly.
I am amazed that people here do not read the postings correctly and assume and go on and on about something that was not said in the first place. NEVER was the person posting about her father dying told to suck it up, NEVER. Arent we all transcriptionists and we have to listen and transcribe correctly what is heard? I am totally amazed myself that this just went on and on and it was NEVER said to the person whose father died.
Whatever company you work for, you should verify that it counts correctly. sm
Take the document, cut and paste it into Word, count it that way. No way I would take the word of a company or a program unless I can verify my lines.

I do not work for Keystrokes but had to give my 2 cents, whatever it's worth!
When nm guessed correctly, the moderator pulled that post too.
She guessed with a line from Romeo and Juliet without giving a name and that post was pulled too.
See last post; I didn't explain hours correctly

Last word here - People here need to read a post correctly
I never told HER to suck it up. Why donít you read postings correctly. Can you not make a distinction between me saying I JUST SUCKED IT UP as telling about my vacation and you saying something entirely different? What is the matter with the posters here? I am outta here for the afternoon. Everyone have a good time.
I guess I could have missed a number, but thought I dialed it correctly nm
Docs can't be trusted to spell medical terms correctly much less a doc's name. NM
Re: The post asking if MTStars mods are MTSOs, Goldbird answered correctly.

I own the MTStars website and I have a team of 7 moderators and none of them are owners of transcription services, nor are they management of any transcription service.  We have never had moderators in any transription ownership or management position since we went live many years ago.  If anyone has any questions about this, you can email me directly at admin@mtstars.com.  I have removed any posts other than the post Goldbird made responding to the original poster below so everyone is clear. Thank you.

Wow, really. I can't even remember the
I will be calling KS today then. Thank you for your honesty and getting back to me.
I remember that, too. Everyone was trying to get on with them.

I had two MT friends who worked there, then things started going south.  They kept trying to get me to apply there.

i remember...
a posting from someone saying they are good to work with and are hiring. sorry dont remember much else. good luck

I don't remember,
That is exactly how I remember it.
They did pay me a good line rate, but with no headers/footers, and I had a hard time making 1000 lines a day. I think I was on the worst account they had, BMH, about 90% ESL (worst I ever had too). My QA would call and scream at me for doing cardio, not for a mistake, but because I was not assigned to it. The clerks used to beg me to type it. She was supposedly the worst one there.