Maybe instead of bashing companies and/or people
Posted By: Anon on 2009-01-20
In Reply to: Yes, Mommy. First, nobody at all was answering - the OP at all, so I felt bad for OP
you should learn to SPELL first. Maybe that's part of the reason why you had no work if that was actually the case.
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That is completely untrue. Why are people bashing Transcend on the board?
They are a good company, with good people.
Bashing?????? You consider reporting nonpaying employers bashing? sm
Yeah, I got my 1099 too. It included the couple of thousand dollars for invoices that she's never paid me for. She really deserves her due now, doesn't she?? On the bright side, maybe the IRS can do something with her. Cuz I ain't paying taxes on that money she's never paid me.
Many companies are hiring MTs, QA people etc as
Why is it that people can come on here and bash companies but when someone tries to say that they sm
are happy, they are either management or causing flames.
There are a lot of good companies out there, but this is like anything else: If you have a good experience, you are happy. If you have a bad experience, or perceive something as a bad experience, you yell and scream and ram it down the throats of everyone around you?
We are all entitled to our opinions, good and bad, but people that come to this board for real answers are never going to be able to find them as both the nay say'ers and the yay say'ers get out of hand.
I work for Keystrokes. I have for a few years. I am happy there and hate to see the bad posts, knowing that there are very few that feel that way. There are over 200 of us that are happy and have been there for a little while. It is disheartening to see that one of the biggest companies that really tries to do well by their employees has such bad press at times, and that the ones who do the bad-mouthing either:
1) Have not been there in a long time.
2) Were not hired.
3) Were let go.
Yes, they hire often, but they need to advertise, recruit and hire to staff new accounts or they would not be able to get and keep the account. Yes, people leave companies and move to others. This industry in general seems to see a lot of job movement, in house and with services. Yes, they had a recent change in management of ONE PERSON ONLY, the one who did the hiring, but companies go through changes all the time, in and out of healthcare. WHO CARES? They tried to make it better by sending out an email to all resumes in that person's office. I saw the email as someone from another company received it, knew I work for KS, and wanted to know if I am happy there. I thought the email was good. They had a lot of calls to make, and those calls do not last for 30 seconds. I talked to the owner when I was hired and we talked for 45 minutes as I had a lot of questions. Yes, they said that they would make the calls in a few days but obviously it took longer than they expected. Again, WHO CARES? If they were say they were going to call you and did not, maybe they ran out of time or maybe they JUST WERE NOT THAT INTO YOU. Just because you put in a resume, it does not mean that they are going to hire you. Maybe a lot of applicants were excited and called them or kept emailing asking for a call, but there are only so many hours in a day. There are a lot of maybe's and a lot of things that you have no control over, and a lot of things that they have no control over.
It could be that you are the best Transcriptionist in the world, and they lost out.
It could be that the positions were filled by the time that they got to you in the pile. It happens. So many people want 1st shift, Mon through Fri, no ESL, no equipment, no this, no that, specific this, specific that. There is not an endless supply of every type of account, every shift.
The big question here is: Why do you care so much that felt it necessary to come to a public board and bash a company that you know nothing about? How about we stick to bashing those with no work, that send the work to India, who do not pay their employees, who offer 3cpl, who have ugly QA, who cheat on line counts? THOSE are the companies that DESERVE to be bashed.
You might ask why I am taking the time to write this. It's simple. I feel that the hateful people bring out the worst in all of us, and that poison spreads. Yes, I feel passionately about this, but it is only because I do not think it is fair to bash a company that you do not work for. They should thank their Lucky Stars that they did NOT get to some of the calls for the truly spiteful people out there, because a few months down the line, they would be here screaming about something else. Now he or she can move on to the next company that they want to try to bash. You don't hurt the companies when you do this, as they are not here, but you do insult those of us that like working for Keystrokes or whatever company is the flavor-of-the-month to be bashed.
For real people - The pay most of these companies
are offering now for EXPERIENCED MTs is not much more than I made starting out 10 years ago with no experience. I started out at 0.06 a line. What a ripoff. I'm seriously considering a new profession.
I'm not quite sure why people keep giving companies who don't pay bennies the nod. sm
I guess it's all relative. A lot of MTs, because of health problems, cannot get benefits on their own. There are enough good companies out there, who pay as much as futurenet, who DO pay benefits, thank God. AND they have direct deposit as well, which is pretty important to some people. Gosh, even the smallest services have direct deposit. Not understandable in a company anymore that they don't provide it. Glad you are happy, but there are better deals out there.
Any companies out there willing to train people for eScription that have never used it before but
People keep talking about mid size companies sm
but which are they? Keystrokes, TT? Are they mid size? That means better? I think it just depends on who you are, how much experience and what platform you end up getting and with accounts going here, there any everywhere, lots of luck.
I have seen many companies who want to hire OP people to work from home!
Because of the shortage of work, we don't want our companies hiring more people. nm
Obviously, you're all nice people - both companies are blessed to have you
I've seen so many ugly remarks on this website that I was actually afraid to even post for opinions - but each and every one of you have been honest and most of all respectful. I didn't get the response - look in the archives. I think that is a rude and nonchalant response. To answer the question and give YOUR opinion, shows concern. This is a difficult field and somehow instead of cutting each other down, we need to pull together. I'm taking this opportunity to thank each one of you who took the time to respond.
Up to date info on Zylomed? People change and companies do to...(sm)
I need current information from MT's that do or have worked for Zylomed (Naples, FL) in the last year. If you've had a bad experience with them 2 or 3 years ago, don't bother writing. People change and companies do too! I need the real skinny on what's happening now. I would really appreciate hearing from current employees! Thanks so much!
Give them a call. So many people switching companies all the HR depts must be really busy. nm
No, I do not work for OSi however, as a medical Transcriptionist with 20+ years of experience and QA experience -- I have seen and heard it all -- "I cant work weekends because I want a 9 to 5 job, I want to make 100,000 a year because that is what the ads promise -- I think that I can stay home with toddlers, and post on these boards all day" Truth be told, it's a hard profession -- the doctors names are not given, if you work for a compay in one state and live in another, you have to do the research -- these advertisements that are on television promise a wonderful salary, BUT.... you have to work your butt off to get that salary -- I have, as many of the OLDER and SEASONED MTs have seen a change in the "work ethiic" You want to be able to have your cake and eat it too -- MT is NOT an 8-5 Monday-Friday job -- I work for two services and am STILL barely able to make ends meet - its not India, its not the Phillipines or anywhere else -- its learning the English language and THINKING for yourself once in a while -- "gee I can't find this or that" well, its a sad statement on our society, because when I learned to spell, I learned with phonics -- another thing that I had an advantage with in this field was that I sang from grade school and college and if I didnt "understand the translation" then I was lost -- its NOT only typing -- its getting off boards like this and LEARNING something instead of "griping and complaining"
Sorry just my quarters worth after a 15 hour day
EVERYBODY IS ALWAYS BASHING OSI
THEY SHOULD WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT SUITS THEM AND STOP BASHING THEM HERE.
No bashing here...well, unless it's myself!
I kinda do that a lot. Therapist says it's bad for me, detrimental to my self-esteem, yada yada yada...but I dig it.
I got my 1099 too, which was great, but still doesn't mean she pays in a timely fashion.
If they HAVE work the people complain that there is too much work and if they DON'T HAVE work the people complain. Obviously the people complaining about TT not having work haven't got much experience working as an MT. You can't go out and get more work just to compensate for the slow times. TT usually has plenty of work...the hospitals get slow from time to time....DUH! It always gets slow this time of the year with the doctors taking their last vacations of the summer, people in general taking vacations,etc. Give up...go somewhere else if you don't like it. Leaves more for us.
No bashing here
I'm not going to bash you at all because I feel the same, and you're post helped me feel better about tht. I've been with MDI for 15 years (OMG!!!) and just feel so overwhelmed right now at the prospect of having to start over completely. I've been moaning and groaning to DH about this for days but today I'm putting on my big-girl panties, as they say, and am trying to find a new attitude. Who knows how things will work out, but I've got my fingers crossed and am saying my prayers! I know it's not for everyone, and for those who are moving on, I wish you all the luck in the world. Each one of us has to do what's we think is best. I'm going to try to start thinking positively about this and you never know, in the end it could be a good thing. Putting on my Happy Face now!
Why are you bashing this person?
Perfect example of bashing a company (Keystrokes) for no reason whatsoever. Giving helpful info to job applicants is a bash-worthy offense now? Sheesh.
Other than unsubstantiated bashing
how are they to work for, the platform, compensation, etc.
Everybody take cover! Here's comes the TT bashing again. nm
To soapbox gal and the others who are bashing her...
Come on now. Have you stayed in the same MT job from day 1??? I honestly doubt it. So truthfully what is the difference between her signing on multiple at one time and deciding after that or starting one, not liking it, ditching it, starting another, and so forth. No difference really. Other than that she knows she won't keep them all. But another point is that the companies can afford to hire as many of us as they want at one time because it's not costing them any more (other than bennies IF they even offer bennies) to have 10 of us to do the job of 2 MTs or just having 2 MTs. So more power to her! Get real here! It's time the tides were turned.
Ditto 200%. Also, most of the MT bashing...sm
by supervisors is not about the transcription quality at all, you know, what we were hired and paid (albeit poorly) to do... it's about the B.S. demographic crap, et.al, ad nauseum, stuff that is not our job in the first place, but the hospital's. T
The MTSOs are so paranoid about losing an account that they're constantly BROWN-NOSING the client hospitals AT OUR EXPENSE
. And we've been putting up with it.
I have never heard more woman being catty! Have any of you ever watched the movied called Mean Girls? I have worked with Penny and found her to be communicative, friendly, and out of her way helpful! Have you ever heard that old saying, if you don't have anything nice to say?
I wasn't bashing you...if you took is that way..sorry...
Keep trakc of who you are bashing, though! Is
crap and can't even do it cause you folks are so emotional you get the names of the companies wrong probably 50% of the time. So who are YOU fighting about? TTS or TTD? This is what happened a few days ago with the whole mess, MTs reading ACRONYMS wrong and blasting the wrong companies, so some parties felt compelled to post defending themselves, etc. Sheesh - accuracy is our profession. Get your letters correct while you're trying to ruin a company - at least take aim and fire at the right one, OK?
If you donít do VR then why are you bashing something you know nothing about?
You have posted several things on here about what a hot mess. You are saying you are not doing. How do you know what the platforms are like and how it works? Gosh, I thought you were trying to do and coming up short, did not know you are not working on it.
This, too, is Obama bashing BS.
This belongs on the politics board. It's political garbage.
The Obama administration has not released details of any medical records plan and likely will not before some kind of health care legislation has been passed by Congress.
You don't start building a foundation until you know what kind of building you are going to build.
I have been watching this KS bashing and hope that it never happens to sm
my company. You are horrible, bitter, miserable people who seem to have nothing better to do than throw in 2 cents that mean nothing. I am apalled at the childish behavior of adults and profassionals.
Long distance? All of my 32 of my employees have to provide unlimited long distance or be local to Atlanta. They all have either cable digital or Southern Bell and no one complains as it is not very expensive and does not really add to their regular phone bills.
If you want more than 0.06 per line, you have to be willing to give and take too. MTSOs are here to make money too and I think you would be very surprised to see that we do not make as much as you think, maybe even less than some MTs.
This is the same poster who started the bashing (sm)
several months ago. If I'm not mistaken, I believe she was let go but I might be thinking of someone else, pretty sure it's the same one though. So much work I worked all weekend, and I wasn't even scheduled!
I agree - don't call it bashing.
I work for Precyse and I haven't seen anyone give glowing reports on this board (not like TT or KS, anyway!). But, it doesn't bother me a bit if someone has something less than positive to say about the company - it's not a personal reflection on me. I make a good living, take the good with the bad (if you're an MT, you know what I mean), and have the flexibility I need to raise a 9-year-old. I bought a house 2 years ago and a car last year - and I'm a single mom with no child support. BTW, Precyse honors mature (and I don't necessarily mean old!), responsible MTs who don't need a lot of hand-holding. That's one of the things I agree with from previous posters. And I definitely prefer it, rather than constant IMs or emails (how in the world are you supposed to get your work done?).
Wait a sec - I got off track there. I don't consider it bashing a company if you had a negative experience there. Please share your experience with others wanting to reseach jobs. If there's a trend developing in a company or in the industry, this is where you'll see it - but only if people are honest. What I do call bashing is when someone starts attacking the poor person who is trying to report a negative experience. (Or when the spell-check police are on duty. HELLO??!! Chat rooms, instant messaging, and text messaging are considered informal conversations - NOT legal documents.)
Wait a sec - I got off track there - again. Anyway, my advise is....find a good company that YOU like and don't worry about anyone else.
For all the 4 Season bashing, just want to say ower
It's about Nat'l Security, not bashing India
I have posted this before. It's not that American MTs are scapegoating India or Indian MTs.
Are 1st concern is with NATIONAL SECURITY. Some of our MTSO do transcribe for V.A. Hospitals (and 1 brave MT did whistle blow on Medquist for doing this).
I'm not against nation building; however, how is it that India and Pakistan have billions for nuclear weapons, BUT can't feed their people???
And, why do their top 1-10% of their educated, the Brahmans, ABANDON their country the 1st chance they get, and leave their country with a BRAIN DRAIN?
This situation is like Mexico in reverse. We get Mexico's uneducated and poor AND India's best and brightest.
These respective country's government MUST do better for their OWN PEOPLE!
I for one get sick of TransTech bashing
Of course they have work. Everybody wants banker's hours. Duh. It's not the company's fault.
Because the lefties have more fun bashing Bush.
I don't even work there and am amazed at the bashing here. sm
From everything I can tell, there are only a handful of good companies to work for of the bigger ones yet I see a lot of negative, bashing posts for these same company that stink of one or two people with chips on their shoulders.
From all accounts, I think that the few that are good, including Webmedx, Keystrokes and MDI-MD, want experienced MTs who produce quality reports and do what they commit to doing in the time they commit to completely their days. Not too much to ask, but there are handful of people here at MTStars that feel like everyone is out to get them.
My advice to all of you that complain about QA departments and strict companies: Brush up on your skills, learn from your corrections, work your shifts OR GET A NEW JOB IN A DIFFERENT LINE OF WORK.
You all give professional MTs a bad name.
Talking about low pay is not bashing a company
AGain, they wouldn't be hiring if the pay was not so darned low! I heard they are very nice. I have not personally worked for them, but people want replies whether they are good or bad, and even the moderators say to not take everything you read on here to heart.
If people want to apply and be paid that low rate, then go ahead.
If Mary H is so honest and ready to help, why didn't she answer the pay rate question? It's a fair question that deserves a fair answer.
There is no problem with tooting your own horn, but when someone goes quiet all of a sudden when the subject of pay rate comes up, it just sends a message that the pay is probably very low.
Some people are not worried about nice management because that's not what pays the bills.
I didn't mean for my post to come off as bashing
I hope you didn't take it that way. Just wanted to throw out a couple of suggestions if you still had the time to get back with the company and negotiate. Actually happy to hear someone has an MT job that they enjoy! :-)
Thanks. I felt like bashing my head against a wall
I love the one where the MT was bashing a company for not contacting her..
Interesting that all those bashing TT have never worked there and those praising
TT are employees. Speaks volumes, dontcha think?
No one is bashing, just giving opinions from what they have heard.
Ummmm, let's make that UNDESERVED bashing
I work there and at MDI-MD (until THIS revelation today, my MDI days are now DONE), and I'd NEVER say anything negative about TT. There's just nothing bad to say about them. I had actually taken an offer from TT when the MDI-MD work started to evaporate, and am I glad I did!
You and I know how great they are...we work there :-)
There is a difference between bashing and legitimate negative opinion. nm
Yes, it DOES! As you started with bashing and personal insults, you admitted being wrong...nm
Question. You posted complaints about Keystrokes and Spheris, but that wasn't bashing. So why
People at TT have been paid! People who haven't well, maybe you did not make count and your check
after insurance deduction. Maybe your bank is holding it. Maybe anything! But we GOT PAID. This is NO LIE. And I am sick of this board. Nothing but disgruntled exemployees arguing with employees who like their job. Ugggg. I am working. BTW: THERE IS WORK (clears throat) remember that? Work?
Keystrokes is wonderful!! They are the nicest people and care 150% about their people!!
I worked for SS and some people were very RUDE and I am talking about the editing people in some
instances. It ALL depends on the person, as it does with any company. They paid on time and the lady over me was very nice, but boy the person in QA was mean to EVERYONE!! Never seen anything like it before.
Are people trying to scare people or just tell them what is happening. I am not scared just seeing
that things are changing very rapidly and not for the better for me. If I have no work and need multiple accounts everyone else is in the same boat now arent they that have my accounts. That is how people know what is going on.