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Interesting fact about the email they sent out. sm

Posted By: Curious on 2008-03-27
In Reply to: there ought to be plenty in the archives - sm

They sent both my sister and I emails that said they are hiring 41 people and that they are the only U.S. only company. I bet the other U.S. only companies would argue that, including the one I work for.

The email was full of typos too.

Interesting thing is that I worked there for 2 years and the email was as if they did not know who I am!

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Here's an interesting fact....

In the good old days we were paid 7 or 8 cents per GROSS line. So, even if an MT makes 10 cpl now, it is less than what we made then. And let's not forget the fact that a line was a line regardless of the amount of characters!

We're all just getting ripped off big time!
Interesting. Can you plz Email me
with the account info?  They have offered me a position and I'm suppose to let them know ASAP.  I don't want to jump from the frying pan into the fire.  TIA - I appreciate it.
Interesting, my email didn't say anything about . .
the date the contract expired, just that it was prior to acquisition (which would not be 18 months), and did not use the term half of their business, was worded differently.
Yes, to me too. In fact, I think it was an Indian name in the email I received.
No problems for me. In fact, the company sent out an email sm

yesterday asking if anyone wanted a backup account, so I took them up on it.  I know how scary slow days can be -- hope it ends for you soon.  If you do not have a backup account, maybe you should call and ask for one.

Good luck!

This is a fact and you might as well accept it for what it is -- FACT !
It would be a sevice that uses ExText, such as Keystrokes, and I don't know who else uses it.  I would think that Keystrokes is as big or bigger than TT now, however, wouldn't you?
Hey OrthoMT.. tried to email you back but the email was returned as undeliverable..
Basically, this is what I'd like to know.. You can email me the information if you like..First off, are they hiring for ortho? and what is their scheduling like, FT or PT, IC status or employee etc. I would like to find a company that is pretty flexible. Also, what platform do they use? I have worked at some like you were saying, took forever to get the line count and I want to work 8 hours and be done. Oh, do you have benefits, and what are they like if you have them? Thanks for any information you can give..

No, but I will email the Moderators as soon as I find the email. You know it's the truth, Becky.
Administrator- could you email me. I never posted that message about Netmed, yet it came to my email
address and I figured it out when someone from Netmed contacted me about my post. Is it possible for someone to steal and use your email address to post things. I thought there was some validation in place.
I am reposting email address, not sure why you cannot email me. nm
They email everyone a copy of the newsletter. Email and ask
and they will email you one if you haven't been receiving it.
What's interesting is...SM
The negative posts seem to be the most prevalent here. For almost every company that's been bashed here, I have heard MTs who say that they had a positive experience there (although not necessarily posted on this board).

Frequently, when positive posts are made, there are accusations of "recruiter," "management," "damage control," etc. Therefore, I take everything with a grain of salt.
Very intesting post
What is CC Road? a freakin Mail Boxes ect?
Very serious in fact.

They are advertising a nationwide position and then selectively weeding out geographical areas.  They need full disclosure or maybe they need a big fat lawsuit.  Either way, I'm not kidding.

Glad to hear that other people feel the same. We were fed all the same lines from the so called recruiter. Glad to see her go, maybe now we will hear the truth?
I know for a fact that MQ wants my SM
hospital's transcription (I'm a hospital employee), but they won't take overflow only.  They want it ALL and won't take the account unless they get rid of the hospital employees.
Interesting. I did not know that.
Was she able to send out her obnoxious snotgrams at OSI, or did they rein her in?
Interesting, no? (nm)
I know it can be done - but not at MDI-MD. This I know for a fact.
Well - that's interesting - sm
Maybe I need to reconsider. Are you FT or PT, if you don't mind saying?
it can be just because of the fact sm
that the work has to be done. BUT, it only turns into that if you let it.

What I have found after working for years and years as an IC that if you are an employee who puts out a high quality finished product and do your best that the companies (maybe not all of them) will usually go out of their way to make you happy.

There was a time when MQ before it was MQ and still Transcriptions Limited was such a company. This all makes me so sad that this company has been allowed to be destroyed like it has. I know there are folks who are still happy with it and I am glad, but for the ones who are not and especially those of us who were around for years and saw the other side of the company, it is very sad.

As far as IC status, its kind of a trade off really. You are giving up benefits etc to be able to be an IC and not have to have set hours. But you have to work those hours out for yourself. If you have to be an employee because of benefits then the trade off is not having much flexibility. Either way though you do have control in how you let folks treat you.
Well, I know for a fact that..........
they offshore A LOT of the work because I used to work for them for 2 years, and was always running out of work for a huge, huge account which they lost? More like they gave it to those overseas to do totally. When I did work for them, you could tell that most of that account was being typed overseas because when you had to access a former document in the Chartnet on a particular patient, it would bring it up, and actually seemed to be typed like the person did not know anything about English, let alone medical terminology which was atrocious!!

I have since moved on because I actually need to work!!
i always look at ads. might be something interesting
bet many do the same.
that is interesting.  Do you think that mainly is where there is more of a populated community?  I have been thinking about getting business cards made up and checking out the area where I live.  But  I recently moved from the atlanta area and in a smaller community in the north.  I have a feeling I won't be quite as lucky.
The ad asks for a certain player and the website states a DVIPS - and gives a link that does not work. confusing. The website is interesting but I wonder if they tell us which accounts we are primary and which we are secondary like their website states, would we get a heads up on when we have to cover. They must be pretty lenient with days off, with every account having a secondary covrage.
would be interesting
to know who this thoughtless company is??
Very interesting...did they say why?
No I just know for a fact that
TTS treats their employees very poorly, does not pay on time, if ever. Will warn anyone I can to stay away from there. Not trying to jab at anyone, just trying to protect someone else from falling into that. Take a look at all the posts on this board, we can't all be wrong can we?
This is very interesting
I have just given notice at the national I work at because I have never gotten such a low line count. I thought it was probably me...but now that I read this, guess I can put the blame elsewhere. At first I thought ExText was great but after a few months on it I realized I have never done such a low amount of lines.
Wow!!! That was interesting...
They are probably going through another employee turnover because of lack of work...and desperate, I guess??
I called Acusis and actually had a bit of a hard time getting anyone on the phone. I asked if they hire US MTs and they said not currently. I asked if any of their accounts are done here in the US and the reply was no they are all done in India. I also asked whether or not they had acquired companies that had accounts that had to be done in the US and I was told it was all done in India.
We think? interesting.

How many fingers are on your keyboard? Or did you just screw up the quote?


tone? Taunt - Everyone bypasses that I stated very clearly - I would work for a company that had their problems if they told me up front, I would work for less if I had the real deal up front, that I was interested in what they had to say - truly interested - no wonder 2/3 MTs on this board feel they get no where with the other 1/3 on this board - not to mention their MTSOs they work with. A sincere question turns to taunt and tone. I hate to say it, but if a question like that or request like that gives a taunting feel to some MTSO - I wonder how they get along in the business world - it seems as an IC I get more taunt and tone than this request.

The funny thing is that remark regarding dumb time bomb below to someone got very little comment - can you explain that since tone and taunting is your forte?
I never heard this. I worked for them for a year and quit about 4 months ago. I would love to know more about this!
very interesting
Very interesting....I worked for Cymed/Spi for 7 months before I quit and moved onto my present job since June 16. I moved on cause they took away the two accts I was working on and I needed more work....that is very interesting.....

very interesting indeed.....
Interesting - sm

 I just spoke to someone from there today.  Not the best representative for the company to say the least.  I asked how many lines per week average and she sang the same song as she did for keyedup in the last group of posts for Compudex.  She said that she would not guaranty linecount because transcriptionists up and quit and have no loyalty.  Maybe that should tell her something.  In order to accept any job, I would want to know what the average line count per week was so that I could assure that I would be making enough money.  Why would she not give out that information???  She said the client would dictate 70 or so short procedure notes and down load them all at once then you have a couple of days to transcribe them.  I do not know, but it sounds fishy.  Oh and also when she left me the message to call her, she made sure that I knew to call the number that she gave me because it was her personal phone number not the company number.  I don't know I am pretty sure if she was offering 15 cpl, I would not take this one, and she was only offering 7. 

No it isn't; its fact
Some of us have no problem with facts.
Most of the UPMC (Presby) Hospitals used to have their accounts with Spheris which most of the UPMC accounts went over to India....interesting, are they back needing us US MTs....did they not like the India work??? After all it was cheaper.....Okay, I am being sarcastic. Just find this very interesting...This account is full of ESLs, this is true. Was a tough account from what I can remember. Very interesting!!
That is so amazing... 12 cpl? I find that incredible. They called and left a message here today. They keep missing me, and I haven't called back yet. I am happy where I am, the lines come easier, no stress, wonderful people, couldn't be happier. 12 cpl would be awful tempting, but I don't understand why they let all us old-timers leave without a question. Never heard a thing from anybody but my PS, who was fired a couple of weeks later. She was the only good thing left for me at MQ as far as I was concerned. Why did they let everybody just leave and get new jobs, get settled, only to call us back months later? Has anything changed there? Reading the MQ board, it sure doesn't look like it has.
I'll have to ask my sup about that.
This is interesting! Something I would like to know too! nm
Very interesting...SM
So that way you could evaluate them before giving notice at another job, I suppose, and they check you out, too. By 20 minutes, I'm assuming you mean 20 dictated minutes, so about an hour's worth of work or so?

Do you have to buy your own software like spell checker, expander, and all that, or is that part of it? What all did it take to get started? I'm seriously thinking of applying here.
Thanks for the replies.  Sometimes I think it might be easier to edit??!!

Since I have never been under the illusion that any of our medical reports are 100% accurate, while they gather errors and misstatements from speaker to printer, I find this very interesting...I work on a major account for a large MTSO...the account manager has actually told me that the client rarely, if ever, is concerned about the body of the report...only is concerned about headers and footers.   Apparently, the HIM department at the facility is mostly concerned with headers and footers, courtesy copies, etc.  Most of the reports are electronically signed.  So, unless the doctor actually proofreads, they pay no attention.  The only dictator on this account who has ever made corrections to the report body, as far as I know, is a PA who talks a mile a minute but seems to expect 100% superhuman perfection on the part of the transcriptionists.  For all I know, the QA people might have been instructed to correct the report body or fill in the blanks in whatever way works best, including deleting entire sentences.

Again, IMHO, some of the reports can be nearly accurate, or a near-accurate representation of the speaker's opinions, which may or may not be accurate, but I doubt that the medical reports are 100% accurate with regards to the patient or the situation.  There is too much room for human error, misinterpretation, incorrect editing, etc.  Medicine is an art, not a science.  Furthermore, any medical provider who reads previous patient repors as part of the medical record and accepts them at face value, drawing conclusions from them, is doing the patient a grave disservice.  Their education is supposed to teach them the power of discernment.

With that being said, it seems to me that the only ones required to be 100% accurate are those who are subjected to the QA/QC process-the MTs.  Does this seem unfair or what?

Please don't bother to respond to tell me that I should love it or leave it.  I've already decided to move on.  This transcription business is way too oppressive for an MT who is just trying to make a living, doing the best that he/she can do, while constantly being graded.  I've never received a formal QA/QC report below 99%, but I still find the entire process to be distasteful, annoying, insulting, etc.  After all, the client and/or dictators are never critiqued in the same way.

The other thing that I have observed is that many MTs, as a group, are either not able, or not ready, to stand up and support each other in making this business more fair for all.  I guess we just, collectively, know that we are up against a brick wall.

Thank God we live in a free world where choices are our own.

Interesting. Thanks. nm
I know for a fact that this happens...
one of the MTs I know who also does QA said she sees this all the time, that some QA people will just take out words or put in words to send the report through...so it does happen and I am sure this isn't the only company that this happens with.
Hmm, that's interesting.

I wonder why some do and some don't.  I would not like to have to clock in and out either.  

Thanks, that's interesting. Seems like it'd be the
I always wonder when they only post on non-MT employment sites if it's because they don't know about MT sites or because they have a bad track record with MTs. Thanks for the input!
that is interesting

That is interesting as when I did a search on the BBB and on here it was pretty quiet and nothing was said but now that I have had it happen to me I see all the remarks popping up all over the place. 

I think all of us who have been scammed by them should get together and get a class action lawsuit going against them to get our money back that would be alot of money they would have to pay us back.  

Everyone who has been messed over by this company lets get together and get a class action suit going we owe it to ourselves to get our money back plus a little bit more for stress caused by all of this.   

Very interesting.
I clicked on a letter of a company that advertises for US only MT's and found them.  This is a good site to checkout when applying with a company.  If they are on here - keep on truckin'.