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Nasty, angry, and bitter

Posted By: Fiona on 2008-12-22
In Reply to: I would hardly call my job secure. sm - Confetti

About a year ago, none of us were. We knew there were changes and trying to go along with them, but as SM so perfectly put it, they have made it very difficult. I could not have said it any better SM, cheers to you.

If you think this company is something you would like, then more power to you, just remember they are about their profits and they do not gave a damn about us.

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nasty/angry/bitter people

they're just voicing their opinion, like you just did.  Does that make you nasty, anger, bitter too?  I have never gotten a Christmas bonus since I have been a medical transcriptionist/editor, so I don't miss it, but I can certainly understand those who have gotten it in the past being upset about not getting it now. 

This board is full of nasty , angry, bitter people. Why? sm
With this economic crisis that the entire world is under, we still have jobs that are fairly secure. We have jobs that pay more than minimum wage. We have benefits, unless IC status. We have good work environments, do not have the risk of losing an arm, leg or life in a piece of machinary or being blown up in a mine.

Yes, there are companies that do not pay. Yes, there are companies that do not pay more than 6 cpl, but we have a CHOICE on who to work for. Don't work for them. There are plenty of good companies that treat their employees well.

Christmas bonus? My husband was laid off last week from a job he has had for 27 years. That was his bonus.

Unemployment is at record highs, prices are at record highs and it does not seem to have an end in sight for many years.

Perhaps a depression would show Americans that nothing is free and people would stop standing with their hands out all the time.

As a society, we have come to expect everything to be handed to us. As a transcription professional, it is disheartening to see all the angry, bitter, hateful posts here all the time.

Transcription companies face the same rising costs as every other company out there and I am sure they feel the crunch too, but they are not telling this every second like other industries.

I am not an MTSO, not a manager, not a troll. I am just an MT who is grateful for her job and skills that will allow her family to survive this crisis without scars.
What is up with all the angry, bitter MTs?????
Do you think we do this job as a hobby? Do you expect us to change our budget without any notice without major difficulty because work distribution isn't a high priorty to MTSOs?
haha, you are the one who sounds angry and bitter...
Don't worry about me or what you think I should do or need to do. I still have every right to express my opinion on this board, and you again are being rude and typical of 'your' profession.

Again, I believe medical care should not be a business. That sounds ludicrous to me. People without insurance cannot have access to health care...and people like you do not care.

We get it already, now perhaps you can go bother someone else. You are really starting to get repetitive and rude.
No wonder you don't have a man! You're so bitter!
I am not bitter, at all - I work for them and several others
that I dealt with. Little or no communication after training, always changing the rules, changing the hours, and what I believe they do is hire more people than they need for an account and then weed people out - I was hired for a specific account, specific hours and all of a sudden, additional hours were added, additional days, and there was a certain person, who although we were supposed to do all worktypes on this account, would do a TON of work, but just all the easy stuff. Left all the more difficult work for the rest of us. She looked like a shining star because she did a million reports, but they were all easy, never anything that required a bit of thought and experience. So, maybe it depends on the account, maybe if I did it again I would work for them as an IC, but never as an employee. Too many inconsistencies. Then, to top it off, pay dates got switched around, yet again. Maybe it's growing pains, I don't know ... but I can't wait around for them to get it together. It was a learning experience, and I've moved on, but I would just be careful, and make sure you get EVERYTHING in writing before committing, or you won't have a leg to stand on when the discrepancies arise. I am not a bitter employee ... I quit on my own because I could not stand the inconsistencies. I now work for a company where the rules and expectations were all outlined in writing, signed by both parties and I know what is expected of me, and me of my employer. In this business, there is much turmoil now ... take care of yourself, first and foremost, so you don't get taken advantage of.
You can add me to the bitter list, for sure! nm
Who is the disgruntled and bitter one here??
I'm honestly not trying to ruffle feathers, just trying to understand where all of the bitterness and pinned up anger comes from on this particular board. I'm a member of some very diverse forums where the topics range from taming naturally curly hair to finding the best vasectomy reversal surgeon. MT Stars is supposed to be a place where professionals can come, share resources, and build one another up. All some people ever seem to come here for is to tear others down. It's really sad to see such hateful, ugly remarks constantly being made at MTs just for asking a question. If you don't have anything positive or beneficial to bring to the board, why post at all? What do you gain by posting insults hidden by an alias??

Is it the isolation of working at home that causes so many otherwise intelligent people to lose the ability to interact in a civil manner? If I ever become as angry as some of the people I've seen here, I'd be making a career change.

Stepping off soapbox now and getting back to work.
not bitter just trying to tell the truth. sm
we have a whole entitlement society and you want to change the profession to fit your personal preferences.

I don't agree with the way MTSOs treat us regarding pay anymore. But the job is a 24/7 day a week job. Not that you have to work 24/7 but that is when the work is there. If the work isnt' there are your particular shift, then you should be willing to work when the work is there or accept that you won't get a paycheck, OR go back into an in-house setting.

I will have a job long after all the ones who got into this job for quick money, working at home thinking they could have it all will.
And you are very bitter. I hope you

aren't like that in the real world.

I'm not naive, I'm just loyal to a company that I work for, and may I suggest that you learn the meaning of loyalty.

The truth is VR is here to stay whether you like it or not.

I will not defend my reason for being with TT except to say I like working for TT, I like doing VR, and I plan to stay. If you work for TT and you're that unhappy, find another job. I'm sure there's a company out there that like people with negative attitudes and would hire you in a flash. If you don't work for TT and never have, then you have no right to post such negativity about the company.

There's no talking to a brick wall.


You don't owe these bitter MTs an explaination! Too many of us on here...sm
that haven't let this job get to us yet, that put family and God before any job understand where you are coming from and back you 110%. There isn't a topic in the world you could post on this board without a flame war. They are miserable and I think they like being that way. I don't get it. Maybe so people will leave their miserable butts alone so they care work their weekends!
Is that why you are such a BITTER person?
You sound bitter. I just got their new rates

starting in November and they are very reasonable.  I do not know what you feel is high, but the mid range plan is $45+ a payperiod for individual, the low end plan is about 25, and the high end is 71.  The high end plan is about average for all the companies I have seen.

If something went wrong for you at the company, act like an adult and call management and discuss it.  I am not management, in fact, I am very new to the company, but your behavior is very childish.   If you just did not like the company, just move on.  If you have some very real facts about why they are so bad, then post them, but leave the venom out of your post. 




Because of postings on a bitter board? Why would you
quit a job or question your judgement based on postings on an anonymous board? If you like the job, stay. If you don't, look elsewhere.
for someone so happy you sound bitter yourself
just an observation
I'm not bitter at all. And I love my company and my
job. Just made an objective commentary on how all the cheerleading for this company can strike some as cautionary. And your overreaction still confirms to me that something is fishy with these posts... That does not equate to bitterness, but rather, wisdom...And I never said I believe negative posters but not positives - you're reading a lot more into my simple statement.
Not bitter..just giving my experience
Gosh you are a bitter person. ...sm
You sound so bitter. You are confusing venting with looking for pity. Sometimes people post on here simply to hear other people's stories who are in the same boat. You know sometimes people just need to vent a little. It doesn't mean they want your pity.
All you TT people are so anger and bitter! sm
She said she just found out she was pregnant so I highly doubt she is going to pop out a kid tomorrow!  Explain to me how you are paying for someone to have a baby - that doesn't make sense to me?  I am sure most of you have been pregnant at one point in time and needed maternity leave then.  I don't understand why you are all taking out your bitterness on your fellow colleague.
you sound very bitter...that is my interpretation and I am allowerd to have it...
why are you so upset somebody else gets to retire at half apparently at age 55?

this is my interpretation of what you wrote, and again, you sound bitter.

if these people are successful, which I highly doubt, but if they are, that could benefit all of us.
You probably need to get a life... Some people are sooooo bitter.
I am obviously good enough to keep busy with work. 
who is angry???
You have every right to be angry!

I totally agree with your frustration, but to let it eat you up is going to affect your sanity.  You must move on.  It sounds like you are a good MT that flexes and really wants to work, so why not move on?  Do not take their BS any longer.  You see the other posts. 

I don't know if this is the same MDI-MD that Datakey MT is involved with (Baltimore office), but that lady is good for bait and switch.  She spoon fed me for about a week with discharge summaries after hiring me for clinic notes.  She told me this account had to be caught up first....  What a joke! 

Why so angry?

I only stated my experience with OSI.  I stated my point of view.  I have NOT worked for 6 nationals, so I don't have the vast experience of one who has worked for so many.  So far I am happy with OSI.  End of discussion.

How angry would you be if this were you? sm

I dropped a prescription off last night at CVS to be filled, pretty simple prescription.  The prescription was for Eucerin and triamcinolone mixed for eczema.  Today I send my hubby to pick the prescription up, mind you he had no idea of what the prescription was for.  When he gets home I open the bag to find a jar of Eucerin cream with the prescription label attached, seal on top of jar not even removed.  I called CVS about this mistake and she stated just bring it back and we will mix it.  I should not have to drive 15 minutes to take it back when it should have been filled correctly in the first place.  This tells me that the pharmacy tech/pharmacist, not sure which one filled it, did not read the prescription fully nor did the pharmacist whose name is attached to the prescription check it correctly. 

This angers me as it was a small mistake, but still a mistake.  How many people have lost their lives because of small mistakes.  You have a level of care that you are supposed to provide and today the pharmacist performed his job inadequately.  How many elderly that do not have a line of defense to help them have taken the wrong medicine and suffered severe consequences.  I am going to CVS shortly and they will hear from me, in a professional manner, but corporate will also hear from me tomorrow. 

Angry now
Everyone's upset with Lisa can be articulated in one sentence: Transcend IS SELLING AMERICA AND ITS WORKERS DOWN THE RIVER AND WE ARE MAD AS H*** ABOUT IT. My anger is not going away anytime soon.
Not angry at all!

The poster stating she is being scammed sounds angry.  The ones whining and complaining about how horrible it is that they have VR and blast every company they work for are angry.  Not me!   I signed the same agreements, I work longer and longer hours, yet I'm not moaning and groaning, yet you call me angry?  Look, if you agree to make a low line rate, do the math.  We all know what we are signing up for.  We know what this job is about.   We know where the industry is going.   Where is the scam?   Again, take it or leave it, but the constant whining is annoying.    I'm a work at home MT - that's it, it's not that special.   I have been doing this a long time and it has been an easier job than most and I have been very lucky.   Unfortunately, it is changing, oh well, doing the best I can, hope it lasts a little while longer, but if not, I'll be moving on to the next chapter.  The end!

Thank you!!! Obviously an bitter MTSO because they offered a ridiculous cpl and got shot down.
Shame on you!!
How 'bout something to offset that bitter pill you swallowed?
What an angry person you are.
  Chill out man.
I agree. It's sad what one or two mean or angry
more sad that everyone just believes that every post is by a different person and is 100% correct and truthful.

Sad for everyone.
That is horrible that she would be angry with you...
not your fault her quality was not what they required...hopefully she is not mad at you anymore and has moved on to a company that is the right fit for her...
Why such an angry post. Someone
was just making comments from their point of view. Something going on there. This board I am sure is for all comments, but seems like sometimes sore spots get pushed, or buttons. Why is anything an employee problem anyway? There is no employee problem. If the employee does not like the way they are treated they can leave. Just like if people don't like the comments on this board they don't have to read it. I sure hope the above poster does not hold a position with Axo...just IMHO.
Why so angry that some have husbands
who pay the bills? My gosh woman, get thee to some therapy! In the old days (not so many years ago) the men went to work and paid the bills. What is it about that that upsets you? You are woman, hear you roar....you work your fingers to the bone, can't pay the bills, feel unappreciated, but still continue to do this job. Why stay with it if it isn't fulfilling you?
I can understand you are angry, but the

only one you are hurting it you.  Let it go and move on.  Actually I think they did you a favor.  It wasn't the worst place I've ever worked, but certainly not the best.  There have been lots of changes since I left and they haven't been good ones for the most part from what I've read from the numerous posts here.

Unfortunately if you are new finding another job probably isn't going to be that easy, but if you don't adjust your attitude you're not going to last anywhere.   I'm not trying to be hateful either. 

And some on this board wonder why the MTs are angry!!
I just don't get why people do not have common sense, how would they feel having this done to THEM. I believe there is a law (I heard of it on TV or read it on google.com -- a law article companys need to give notice in this type of situation,. They DID know in plenty of time to help MTs prepare their lives. Makes me pissed at people.
You're angry? Really?
Wow!  It doesn't take much to anger a 14 year old though...  You're an adult MT?  this stuff makes you angry?  that's wild! 
I have to stick up for angry.
I am happy but I get unhappy when someone tries to push something off that is simply not true. She started her post with an untruth by saying she was in the trenches when it was pointed out in several posts that she is a team lead which is far from the trenches if you read the position open ads from Transcend - it is a lower management position that is used as a stepping stool.

She does not even give the same information about outsourcing that is given by the higher levels of management.

And her worry about offshoring or outsourcing or whatever word you want to use for sending our work to foreigners so they can take our jobs away is a croc - since the company was with before had a school in offshore.

If these positive thinkers would just post the truth it would be a lot better. When you start reading management posts that are not true, you wonder how much more is being hidden that you will uncover the longer you work for them.

You cannot say that any company is without problems. All you can say is how much effort is being made to correct what is wrong and let people make up their minds from that.

I know you are hurt and angry but there is
They can adjust their pay scales any way they want as long as minimum wage is met for your state (if you are an employee). It is not illegal.

It PROBABLY will be illegal for you to contact clients as I am sure there is language somewhere in policy, etc., that states you are not to do so.

Be careful with your anger. It could get you in trouble.

Remember: Webmedx is not the first company to do this and the MT industry is not the first field to have this happen, either.

I should not have posted sounding angry. The
fighting back and forth is juvenile and I am not going to take part in it any longer. The only drama with Keystrokes is on these boards. Please don't let it stop you from applying. We want long-time, solid, steady MTs.
There are a lot of angry people on this board, but some of us here
are professionals and it is very difficult to read boards with the amount of unprofessionalism we see on these boards. I think we can expect it from some MTs in our field but when the companies come and act totally unprofessional I believe that is where we should take it that that company will be no different if you work for them.
Checked to see who the person was who was so angry...and....
She worked at Shapin for 2 days and was unable to complete her work with any quality at all. Her scores were in the low 80's. So YES she was MOST DEFINITELY let go and YES she is MOST DEFINITELY angry about that. Sorry S. Please retake a Medical Transcription course before moving on. All employers would appreciate that!
No, they have not. (insert angry face here)

I talked with a few other MTs and nada.  In my mind, this is just a really mean thing to do and there's absolutely no reason for it other than to be plain mean.  The lady who was in charge of this stuff before had them out by January 3rd. 

No end-of-year bonus either or even just a nice card....something that was always appreciated.  Team that up with constant lack of work, a noose that gets tighter and tighter as far as big brother watching, and you have a company that has gone waaaay downhill as far as respect for it's employees goes.

And that's the crux of it? How dare they get angry?
That just irks the heck of out of me that they have the absolute nerve to get angry when people start questioning how the bills are gonna get paid. That's ridiculous! I'd start looking now; if they've lost that account it could take months and months for them to find another one that size!
It was your stupidity that made me angry..sm
Don't you realize that you are a 'troll', contributing nothing to this forum?
After seeing all of the no work posts here, I'd think they probably got a lot of angry sm
emails, calls, etc.  I used to work for them and thought they were a great company, but even a couple of years ago, the work would dry up and you had to work a 24-hour day practically to get all of your lines in.  I still have an email from D that told me to work extra but not write it down on my time sheet.  I'm tempted sometimes to show it to the labor board and see what they have to say about it.  Probably not worth my time and effort just a funny thought sometimes.  I have moved on and the more I read lately with the VR and all that, it seems that was a good thing.  For those still there, I hope things turn around.  Good luck. 

or if we EAT, for that matter -- all that matters is the holy TAT and harrassment by leads, managers if there's even a hint of jobs going out of TAT. 

They think that by OVERhiring, as is happening again now, it will keep them in TAT.  What WILL happen is the same as last month: NO WORK!!! while management will remain incommunicato and aloof, as usual (remember -THEIR salary stays intact, payments on their hybrids will be made on time, their mortages will still get paid and their kids will get fed while we'll be struggling again for work. 

oops!! I meant "a" bitter not "an" wouldnt want the MTSO to NOT hire me LOL

Don't worry. Next week, the bitter people will move on to attacking another company. It is just
you watch this board, you will see a pattern. One a week. Have to shred the reputations of good companies to bits just to feel good about being unhappy in general. I wonder sometimes if these people job hop constantly, even work at all, or work for the company they are bashing. Maybe it's just sick fun for those with no outside lives :)
not okay for me to get angry but okay for her to antagonize, read the whole thread
if she talks like that to someone face to face she deserves to get her teeth knocked out.
She acts as if she feels threatened and angry
At least that was my impression of her.

You're right though. She'll get her come-down some day.