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Not defensive, just telling the truth.

Posted By: TC'er on 2005-10-12
In Reply to: Touchy - BTDT

I'm not the owner.  I'm an employee.  And if it appears that I'm touchy, it's because I know for a fact that one of TC's ex-employees has done nothing but trash the company, to the point where I had to stop communicating with her because I was tired of hearing non-stop negativity, when she didn't even work there any more.  Maybe you're not that person; maybe you are.

Either way, it's a good, solid company, and potential employees shouldn't be scared away by negative posts concerning it.

Have a nice day.

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She's telling the truth about this one. It is
terrible, no work, system is out of order a few times a day, and they just hire more and more people when the accounts have no work on them. 
Well, they are not telling the truth! sm
I was offered an incentive package to stay with them and that was on eScription! I turned it down and left anyway. Prefer working for Americans!
They can't sue you for telling the truth...nm
Now, why is that? Because I am telling the truth?..sm
Do you prefer that I tell lies and be a hypocrite? Isn't it better to realize facts and be proactive?

It does not help to put one's head into the sand, clinging to the past and lying to oneself.

It does not help to close one's eyes. cover one's ears, keep quiet and ignore change. It will be a bad awakening.

And this does not only apply to MTing.

Thanks for telling the truth and for explaining

in my post above.

Yes, I knew going in that I wouldn't get any PTO for a year.  I made the mistake of thinking in terms of "vacation," never thinking I'd need it as backup for all the system problems.

And, yes, I knew the problem wasn't the sound card, and I'm very glad that others are backing me up on this, acknowledging that it's a company-wide problem with the platform.  It's not always all the MT's fault.

I was only trying to tell the poster to think long and hard.  Accepting a new job is a big decision to make.

Obviously, they're telling the truth.
You're proving them right. Posting responses like the ones you are to posters on a board (even the ones who nicely say they don't like the company) absolutely prove how bad the place is and that you probably ARE management, as any MT would simply say they disagree and why, not try to attack a person's whole integrity just because they don't like a company.
what is cynical about telling the truth sm
about the MT business? If you don't like it then don't read it. you babies will get it one of these days. But by then any jobs that are left for Americans are going to be taken over by EXPERIENCED MTs who don't gripe and complain about everything.
no sour grapes here. I have a new job and love it. Just telling the truth is all.Just because some

Sure thing...M.M. Hate to trash a person personally but the truth is the truth. nm
I was serious, no need to get so very defensive...
you really do sound right for them, that is all...relax...
Being Defensive
No of course not. I didn't tell you the conversations verbatum. Just giving friendly warnings! Wow, are we just a tad defensive?? Is this her??? LOL
Why so defensive? sm
The OP's post was NOT rude, childish or vulgar, and she had every right to express her feelings and frustration regarding this company. I appreciate her candidness because I came to this board to learn what MTs really think about their jobs, and that includes hearing the negative along with the positive. I'm glad to hear you're happy, but don't discount her opinion and experience because it's not as rosy as yours.
Hmm. . . Why so defensive??
I post on several other sites that do not have spam problems, and people who post can even use a proxy.  Sites that require an auth code are tracking - and for a reason.  MTSO's filter this board.
Defensive just a bit? nm
Defensive??? sm
No, I'm not *defending* her. I'm just saying that it was no big deal to mute the call -- in fact, it was appreciated.

What I DIDN'T appreciate was all of the talk in acronyms. If she'd put the call on the web, at least she could've had flashcards for translating CDIX or whatever these new programs are.

...And no one has yet explained to me the difference between an MT and a TranOp.

What I also DON'T appreciate is repeatedly holding these meetings WITHOUT an agenda available beforehand. It's impossible to think fast enough to form a relevant question when we don't have a clue what the topics are to begin with.

But then why should I expect these things to run according to Roberts Rules of Order??? The point is NOT for exchange of info/ideas but to TELL us things without time for discussion. Duh on me.
The more mean, defensive postings I see from you indicate to me that
because you're getting a little too angry and taking it a little too personally not to be. 
Feeling a little defensive are we?
You wrote: Perhaps we are all generalizing too much.

And then you went on to generalize! Who said all companies are bad?

What I see here (presently) are legitimate complaints and MTSOs whining about them instead of posting 'any'thing remotely like: Thanks for the input; comments under consideration.

Well maybe we'll all win the lottery and be done with all of this! LOL :)
You don't need to be so defensive...geez!
I wouldn't know about the other docs because the account I was on was ALL ESL, very, very difficult to understand ESL's, and one physician that was just impossible to understand, and every time I logged on, it was always him on there.  I realize there are ESL's everywhere because I do them on a daily basis, but he was the WORST one I have EVER had and the others on that account were terrible as well.  Let's face it...you can't make any money if you can't understand what they are saying.  I told them I could not understand them and nothing was ever done about it and I wasn't going to stick around long enough to be their gofer!  Like I said, I was disappointed about it, but we all have to pay the bills and I couldn't do that with them!  Just wanted to let everyone know that there is a REALLY bad account there and they should be well informed on what they are accepting beforehand. 
My, my...you girls are defensive!
Never said I was a W fan, did I? Don't get your panties in a wad!
Wow. Are you defensive. And not entirely honest.
Since when is being honest the same as being defensive
Sounds to me like you were probably one of the ones they had to let go.
or they know the truth and the truth hurts. NM
How can you be so defensive? nothing was mentioned about India -nm
Oh, LOL. Guess I got defensive too quick :) NM.
I call TROLL on the defensive
so-called MT who defends cherry-picking.
Calling someone a liar is not a small thing. I am not defensive.
I know the owner and have for a few years. When I see someone call someone a liar, I want to know what constitutes a lie in your opinion?
as you can see, no one else is telling theirs either-sm
and they don't want anybody jumping on their bandwagon's either. They were very quick to mention who they had bad experiences with, but no one is telling who they are happy with, other than for the sarcastic MQ and Diskriter.
You just don't know - I'm telling you ..........
they'll hate it.
keep telling yourself that
over and over until you really believe it; say it like a mantra. There is nothing wrong with talking about what is going on as this affects current MTs and could potentially affect many other MTs. I am willing to keep an open mind as well as it seems others who have posted are as well; however, one cannot just look at one side of the story. There are questionable things.
She might be telling it like it is but...
I am sure there is a much more polite way of saying it. I know I wouldnt appreciate be spoken to in that manner.
Always telling us at OSI they will do this
? Why are you telling us this?
I mean, good luck. I just do not understand your attitude and why you are making this huge statement about your big decision to stay and telling us when you plan to work, etc.

Maybe you are directing this to someone in particular and I didn't catch it.
Thanks for telling me how to do this.
I do not have much experience doing zipped files.  Anyway I will try what you said.  Sounds easy enough.  Again thank you.  
Right. Just keep on telling yourself
Repeat it over and over again. I'm sure you can convince yourself with a little practice.
Why are they telling you they will be out
I would refer all of these to the supervisor. This is not part of your job.
But telling somebody to look for another job
is more or less avoiding to confront the issue all together, and throw out the bath with the child in it.
Telling you it was not a lie
Well, there is an old saying that if certain people's lips are moving, you know they are lying.....Just sayin'. If the shoe fits, wear it and if not, it plain old don't fit.
would you mind telling me (sm)

this Cindy-person's last name. You can E/M me if you want, in fact, I'd prefer it that way. I worked for a Psycho Maniac named Cindy before, and wonder if they're the same person!


gapeachxx@yahoo.com...thanks a bunch!

Not to flame but telling me I don't

Thank you for mentioning things in your latest post that you left out of your first.  See how easily one can jump to conclusions?

For what it is worth, I ran my own daycare for 10 years.  I know EXACTLY what it is like to be the one responsible for every aspect of running a business day in and day out, when people don't show up or go to lunch and don't come back, having to meet laws from varies state agencies that are contrary to one another and smile the whole time.  I've started work at 5 in the morning and finished at 9 at night (while trying to raise my own two young children).  I know what it is like to cook for 95 kids EVERY day for a year because I couldn't keep good help.  I know that until I converted all my private investment into a nonprofit organization, I could not achieve the success with my business that I was able to do.  Imagine working for 10 years and having NOTHING left of it but a good reputation, no retirement plan, no assests, nada, because the effects you left on people and the benefits you offered were worth all of it.  Would you be willing to do that?  Not many would, I bet.

When you want to yell at me some more and show your true colors, you will turn away the good MTs whom you were trying to entice in your original post.  See how easy it was to fly off the handle.

I do wish your business well, but I stand by what I said.  I save you money by working from home and doing what I do.  Every year I get devalued by the onslaught of forces I cannot control.  If you want to toot your own horn, I would suggest a marketing consultation next time.


Are you telling me that they only have the one account?
Good for you for telling it like it is (sm)

I work for a smaller MT company who, like the employer of the previous poster, seems to want to keep their MTs in the dark about what's going on behind the scenes. However, reading between the lines and according to the grapevine our company recently was apparently outsourcing some work to the Philippines, and apparently, when the hospital found out, they were livid! The MTs were also upset, as this was one of our best accounts, the kind that make the other slog work worthwhile - and they handed it over to the Philippines...well, recently, we all of a sudden had a whole lot of this account's work available once again - my guess is, no more Philippines! I hope this means the hospital issued an ultimatum - and this means they appreciate our work and understand that you get what you pay for.

moving on is telling it like it is
I too have had horrible experiences. I think we both were previously working for the same company, a company highly recommended on this board. It was a huge disappointment as far as lines. It was impossible, too many foreign dictators and something funny going on with the line count. You wrote me and told me about Keystrokes. As well, I read your many posts about KS. I took a chance with your advice and accepted a job with them. You were speaking the truth and not just another recruiter. Thank you so much for recommending them and posting your experience with them:)
You are actually in the "I'm telling" mood?
You're going to tell?  What do they care?  They should know where they stand on this board... Why do you think they keep hiring from here? 
I would say Monday should be the telling SM
day.  If there is no pay and no indication of when you'll be paid, I'd get out of there FAST and also post the name of the company.  They've had plenty of time to correct their supposed **error*** cough...with the payroll company.
Would you mind telling me....
where you've gone.  I, too, work for MQ as a flex PT, but would LOVE to get out.  I used to be a SE too!  All these changes are making me nuts, but I've been with them for 13 years now, and I'm afraid to make that move.  I have 4 kids at home, and would love to have that scheduling flexibility!  Feel free to email me if you want!  Thanks for your help!
keep telling yourself that while I tell you a story
Main job $23/h plus incentive (which is very easy to make). Full benes. 20 weeks PTO/yr.

Second job REAL IC 11 cpl including headers/spaces.

So go ahead and laugh your way to the bank while I strut down to the credit union, which by the way, is better than a bank LOL

I don't mind telling you
My clients tell me they receive bids for anywhere between 12 and 16 cpl. I won't say what I charge but that is what is out there.
Thank you for telling this experience.
I've worked for companies before where the powers that be have no transcription experience and it wasn't a great experience.  With this information I will take them off my list of possibilities.  If a long time employee shared all of this I think the writing was on the wall.
Thanks all for telling your stories about
these companies. I have been looking for a new job and have applied at 10 the past week with only All Type responding. Guess I will not even bother testing.

I appreciate learning from the experiences of others. It avoids a lot of heartache that way.
Would you mind telling...
me where you work? Is is a small clinic or do you work for one of the big transcription companies? Thanks for the info.
Sure can't figure out why telling the sm
truth upsets you so much. I will put this MT way too long up against you any day of the week as far as quality and quantity! I am fed up with folks on here acting like anybody who has been doing this for 25, 30, 35 years needs to retire. For your information I am 53 years old, far from being too old to do anything. I have seen the stinking changes come along in this profession that have forced wages and line rates down the tubes for experienced MTs. I have listened to the complaining of the newbies who don't want to do the work it takes to succeed in this business, the ones who want it all right now etc. etc. and its sickening. Somebody needs to tell the truth and stop walking on eggshells around folks like yourself.

Oh yeah I almost forgot......even with wages and cpl going down, us old-timers still make a good wage because we have done the time and got the experience and don't have to have our heads in a reference book or the internet every other word! But you don't get that proficient until you have done this for a long time do you?

If you knew what you were doing, you would know the difference between a real question and a question by someone who is just too lazy to look for themselves.

You get over yourself!