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My, aren't we the Holy One. Talk about judgemental and

Posted By: McTypist on 2007-11-20
In Reply to: if your take home is $6.50/hour and your doing quality MT work...sm - unbelievable

condescending. What makes you think you know c_p about everything? I didn't *settle* for anything, honeybunch.

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My my aren't we judgemental
I would talk to your manager -- why would you assume you aren't getting anything?
That is kind of weird. With over 1,000 people that work for Transcend, I am sure that a few were missed. Happens every year, people notify their manager and they get a card.

Instead of posting here, I would let your manager know. I can pretty well assure you that you weren't missed on purpose - if you weren't doing your job, you wouldn't be there.

Goodluck getting a reply. They either aren't allowed to talk on these boards (sm)

or are busy and working away, or maybe just have their own board where they can talk amongst themselves.  I have tried all the different boards I know of and no response from any of them. 

Please share if you find anything out.  I am supposed to get everything set up this week.  Seems like a good deal, love the IC status of course. 

Do you think all the headers and footers aren't getting counted? Lots of places aren't giving
So what should she have said oh holy one?
holy cow!
so many of you who responded woke up on the wrong side of the bed today - or are you always this nasty? She is asking a question on how many of you do work every weekend and how you do it. She turned down the job so why are you so quick to crucify her? To the OP, there are still companies out there that do not require a commitment to every weekend and some that require no weekend commitment and even some that require no commitment to any set hours, like a true IC should be. I know because I work for one. It took me some time and research to find the company that met my needs, but they are out there. Keep looking; you will find the one that is right for you, too. If this one doesn't offer what you want, you did the right thing in turning them down. Stick to your priorities and good luck to you.
Holy Guacamole!
That's rather pricey! Is their pay scale such that insurance is in fact affordable? Not being sarcastic... just curious!
Holy moly! Thanks for that!

I hope you don't mind if I use it my own self!  There are a lot of questions in there I would NEVER have thought to ask.

You might want to ask about shift differential for evenings/nights/weekends, holiday pay, OT pay, whether OT is ever available and/or is OT ever mandatory.  I don't like ASR so I'd ask something about whether they were moving towards more ASR.  I can't think of anything else ATM.... Thank you for the great ideas!!

I had no idea. WOW!
holy smokes .. shoot me!
I talk to people daily about transcription and I could not agree with you more .. what a sad state for professionalism.  You could be in the cellar transcribing in your undies, but I do not need to know this and most of the hard working MTs out there who daily do make a difference are offended by the visual.  Working remotely is not a given, but it is a boon to people with children, with disabilities, with limited access to a strong job market.  It does not mean that you do not take what you do seriously and that you give it your best.  I am so fortunate where I am to have a great team of people who work hard, turn around good work, keep their end of the bargain we make, and appreciate that they have a great situation and respect themselves for having achieved a great account, good pay, good feedback and employee status with good rates and benefits that are very affordable.  My intention is to keep it that way and thank heavens mostly I have my wits about me and choose carefully and well.  Our MTs are professionals and we thank our lucky starts for them each and every day.  The interesting thing is that I think that a recommendation for someone to come to work with you is the most sincere form of flattery and while we add to our ranks, I am getting so many referrals from our own MTs. 
Personally, I would raise holy
bloody blue .. but I have to agree that with automation today there is no excuse for not having direct deposit.  Then, to have to pay for it to be late .. I would be a mental case!  UPS rides the men, apparently they are not the tightest ship in the business any longer.  The Christmas rush was never an excuse before, it was when they shone .. lousy service seems to have an intrusive and pervasive effect on everything these days.  As for him being offended .. after 35 years there is nothing you could say that he has not said himself .. often!  Merry Christmas .. I am so sorry they failed you.
Holy never-saw-that-one-coming Batman!

Whoever you are anon....thanks for sharing that.  I honestly had no idea and it really makes me sad.  Looks like our grand formage needs his hiney paddled.  So totally not behavior becoming of any company in this day and age.   

Holy McMollee! Unreal! nm
Holy Cow!!!! Are you serious??? What is wrong with people??
Are you sure it wasn't in New Mexico, although not much different clientele. Wow.. I'd be moving on and telling them to lose my number.
Holy crap - one heck of a cut . sm
One of the reasons I first went with WMX was the 35 hour work week for FT with bennies. They stopped that.

The health insurance was decent, but if you chose to use it and had the option of another policy available you had to pay a penalty/fine or whatever they call it.

The ASR rate was better than other companies - now they fixed that.

I guess they will do away with our 12 hour windows next. Though I understand now everyone even has those.

I was disgruntled when I worked for MQ, but they did cut our wages in a more gradual manner.

This is a HUGE percentage and right here going into the holiday season. --

We are all going to have to hit it harder to make any money at all. You think work is short now --- just wait.

Holy cow..$900..they obviously are not contributing to their employee's insurance.
That is just outrageous and one of the worst I have heard being offered. At that rate, they can go get their own plans for half the price. I had applied but never mind..I pay $360 a month now for family insurance and 9.5 cpl..so forget them..
Holy Cow -- all 3 of my accounts have work. One even OT. The secondary (sm)

one  had been particularly low for weeks now and today there is a massive quantity.  I wonder if maybe that hospital was trying out another service and just sending us a small amount. Whatever the reason, the work, at least for now has picked up greatly.   

We are having KFC for supper so I can get in there and get a few of those OT lines while they last.

Hope everyone else is having good luck with their accounts also.


Holy crap, that's awful. This has all be enlightening. I'm doing more reserach,
Holy Smokes! That is high. That is what I was quoted for private ins.
Holy $&@! No wonder it is not cost effective to do VR. I make double that sm
for VR/ASR at WMX.
Holy Brown Stuff. Is that reliable info? (nm)
Jewish high holy days begin at sundown tonight.
This is Ms B. - Talk all you want, I
You drove me to drink.  A six pack just won't get it anymore.  I am on the hard liquor.  Just kidding.  Get back to work. 
You would have to talk to them about that.
Sorry. I believe that is confidential information as far as pay but as far as their requirements, it is my firm belief that 5 years is needed to be a good QA person.
I can tell you this because I still talk with MTs that
work for them currently, my name is still on the mail list, and I have not been there in over 2 months. I'm not doubting that they have hired people, but keep in mind that they have brought down the 3-5 year minimum experience, now down to 2 year minimum expeience. So that accounts for A LOT of the new hires.
lp talk
I think they pay very well.  Correct about turnover on QA managers.  Pay is 1st and 15th, but once in awhile, they change it to 7th and 22nd, and you wait an extra week to get paid, which is quite horrible.  Is your new job Emdat?  Did you find the job through here?
Like to Talk More to You


You have an interesting name, something like HappyWithoutPS?  Anyway, I see you know a lot about Precyse, the true straight skinny, eh?  That's what I wanted to know about.

Do you mind telling me what company you are now working for?  Do you like it?  I am looking for a good one.  Thanks.

Linda D.

No talk?
They also cannot  control your rights to freedom of speech, as long as you are not spreading lies.
So, let's think of something else to talk about
thanks for pep talk
I appreciate it. I was feeling like I just shot myself in the foot. I will check them out. From what you say, they sound okay. Is this one people refer to as MDI? I saw there is also MD-IT. Which is which?
before you talk yourself out of it,
you'd be wise to consider the future of MQ in this country. I left there after a long time and long time being their cheerleader. All the red flags of concern are in place.
You might be able to talk...
MDI-MD into that one. They seriously need weekend coverage.
Talk to your STM about it - she or he can sm
set your choices as ASR vs non ASR if you want to opt out. They don't just let you know, you would have to ask. Also what I was correcting what that you said ASR pay would drop to 35%; your pay remains at 70% of non ASR rate. Did you know other companies pay a flat rate of as little as 2-3 cpl for editing?

As for what is not on ASR - it's not always the crappy guys who are left but the people whose formats can't be mimicked by the ASR engine. (Guys who say - Oh go back up and do THIS, etc)
Talk to HR

You need to talk to HR, because I do believe the other poster is incorrect when she says that most companies pay in full for one employee.  Rarely does anyone do that any more.  When a company advertises paid insurance, they are probably meaning that a portion of it is paid and not the entire premium.

Some employers pay more of the premium than others do - it depends on how generous your employer is.

Believe me they DO talk
They will find out. Whether its okay is up to your company and whether you signed a no-compete agreement. My company found out and tried to make life miserable for me and continues to do so. I won't quit
no I don't talk to anyone like that sm
except comments like this. I have heard enough complaining about this profession in 35 years. Its very obvious to me this person has not been paying attention to what has been going on. If she had had experience working for a national she would KNOW that this has been going on and will continue to go on until people stop it. I do not see how anyone who says they have been doing this for as many years as she has can not know this is happening. Its happening and people need to get their head out of the sand!
nobody else would talk the way sm
his/her messages appear on this board. Easy to figure it out.
to MTs in such a rude and demeaning manor?  Whether or not you're mgmt, I don't give a rodent's behind ... they are entitled to their opinion just as much as you are.  If something is affecting their ability to make a decent living, they also have a right to speak up without your high and mighty attitude.  You're happy at TT? Well, bully bully for you!!  But your rude tone and the way you talk down to your fellow MTs ( if that really is the case) makes one think that you are also a very UNHAPPY person. 
Transcend talk

I read some posts below about Transcend that were disturbing to me.  I work at Transcend and I love it very much.  Being an employee at Transcend, I have access to the forum for all employees there.  I have not found one thread on there that supports for one second what the unhappy ex-Transcender was saying. 

My question is this, however, what if  high producers are treated differently than others? They are kind of like the employee who is always at work, on time, positive attitude versus the employee who calls off, is undependable, bad attitude.  Which one do you think would get better treatment?  That is pretty much a no brainer if you ask me!  There are also those MTs who are great employees and do the basic line count required of them.  They receive the basic pay that they were offered.  What is so wrong with that?  That is the effort they put into it.

I will say exactly what I do there.  I scored 100% on all my tests for hire with Transcend.  I have 9 years' experience in clinic transcription.  I was hired in full time, benefits, etc.  I work on a clinic account and have a secondary that is hospital.  No, I did not have hospital experience when starting at Transcend.  Being the great company that they are, they were willing to train me and enhance my experience for both our benefits.  I make 0.0850 cents per line.  The incentive plan is so great that I try to produce more than 11,000 lines per pay period so that I can benefit from it.  I have asked for days off and have always gotten them without hassle.  I have a schedule, however, do not always work my hours but different ones according to what is going on in my life.  I dont ask if that is okay, I just do it.  If I cannot work in the morning, I do it at night.  No one has ever said anything to me about it because I do my lines. 

I work also on VR.  Everyone will be.  Let's face it ladies, it is the future.  You can hate it, fight it, but in the end you either do it or get a new career.  Every MT in the future will at least have to know how to do it.  I plan to learn all I can and become better and faster at it so that I am assured a job. 

There will always be some people who are bitter when they leave jobs.  Some people seem to have a sense of entitlement.  However, it all goes back to the good old days where you get what you give.  The more lines you type and the harder you work, the more money you make.  There is nothing wrong with an honest day's work. 

Talk to your manager about it first of all. Then...
...if that doesn't work, most companies, depending on how much they are hiring, can find you a spot if they want you bad enough.

Sometimes recruiters are really restricted on what they can hire for, but if there are a lot of openings to fill I can hire a M-F person if it's a deal breaker and I absolutely don't want to lose them.

However, it doesn't happen often, the person typically has to have a spotless track record and reputation in the field, and they possibly will have to fit into a potentially difficult-to-fill niche (oncology or very high ESL, for example), but it's not unheard of.

Good luck!
Can we talk - about this MQ letter!

The first sentence that sent me tossing my cookies was "...we would like to thank you for your continued service and support.  we know the key to our success is the people who work so hard for our customers every day".


PLEEZE......I have not had one centilla of a raise in over 5 years!  So we know what that sentence was all above.  Your thanks and $1.25 will get me a bad cup of coffee at Huddle House.


Next - that's the whole reason for this letter if you ask me - the little ditty from WINSTON AND STRAWN, attorneys at law.


They wanted MQ employees to cough up DOCUMENTS (document preservation).  Of course the attorneys for the MTs' class action suite are also searching out those very same documents.   How quaint.


And that graph about "over the past several months with your help and input we have been working on developing a pay plan and comprehensive benefit program that will enable us to set the standard in the industry."  Nowhere in that whole paragraph did it mention statutory MTs.  It addressed them in the salutation of the letter, but never in the paragraph about the pay plan of benefits if you notice.  and lord help us if MQ is going to set the STANDARD for the industry (which they have single-handedly devastated all by themselves).  They did not make profit through solid  business means, they made their profit off the BENEFITS we as MTs made previously and which they through smoke and mirrors merely shifted over to their profit column.  That didn't take a genius - just underhanded business.  I could do that too, take what used to be benefits and change it to the profit monies. 


And in this letter they further have the nerve to claim:  "While we believe that the claims raised by the three transcriptionists appear to lack merit..."  How about the thousands of other MTs who also believe it to be so, and the hospitals that back them up?


I have to go pour me a drink. 

You did talk to the person about it too, right?
I have had some rude ones in the past too, but I usually am very upfront and candid with everyone. They know right away if there is a problem and we clear it up right away. Otherwise, I move on quickly. And because this can be such a high turnover job, the MTSOs can become a little rough around the edges over time, expecting way too much and getting very little in return. A lot of people say they can do more than they can. Not that it's right but I take all of that into consideration when dealing with them. Try to go smaller family oriented company if you can.

--It's good you are venting but try not to let yourself get that upset...just let it roll off your back--
There was talk about them recently, but again (sm)
They are notoriously bad about paying and have been for years. They misrepresent whether they pay for spaces or not, and they pay when they feel like it.  I waited months for payment back when I worked for them a few years ago.
Did you talk to them about it? I had the same problem, went sm
directly to Lee, and she had someone fix it. She might say to go to the proper person and not to her directly, but I have found that if I do, she takes care of it and points me to the right person. Hate to say to go over your supervisor's head, but it worked for me. If not Lee, try Karen or Martha or Becky. I am really glad that I did as now I have plenty again!
Why would you talk to owner?
Perhaps she is an account lead. That, or a buttkisser.
Me too. They sent me 3 emails that they want to talk to me..but..sm
I emailed them back 3 times and have not heard from them. 
Talk to Dictaphone
They will tell you the method of counting varies with each company so there is no standard measurement.
Maybe talk to your lead and ask....
how it works? Don't you see the job numbers and what order they come in if it's in a pool? What kind of account is this for, acute or clinic? I would honestly ask and let her know you're not happy about with this.
7 accounts?? Why?? Did you talk to D about it?
Call and talk to them. They have a few.
I am sure they will help you if they can. Unfortunately, most systems require high speed to run properly.
Still there, but would like to talk to ex-MQ for their input (NM)