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Notice How They Don't Let Anyone Speak, Either?

Posted By: Nother Webber on 2009-03-30
In Reply to: I was with the co they bought and we had sm - webby

No one is allowed to ask questions or make comments. I thought this place was starting to smell like Edix (Spheris)!!

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Notice is a courtesy, not a rule and they don't give you notice when they fire you
Giving a 2-week notice is common courtesy, and in most all my jobs, I have given them that courtesy; however, a company never gives someone notice when they are firing them. In my opinion, if a company does not treat their employees right, they do not deserve to get any notice at all.

As a matter of fact, I just left a company without notice. I felt horrible about doing it to my team but not to the company. While they never messed up on my pay, I was under constant stress. They treated several other people horribly and also changed all the terms of my employment contract within months of hiring me, which was going to cost me $800 a paycheck. I am the major breadwinner for a family of five and couldn't hang around a second longer losing that kind of money.

The only reason you would not want to quit without notice is if you want to use them as a reference and/or want the chance to go back to them in the future. I was advised by a recruiter that you should never put anything on your resume that is less than a year, so you really don't want to use them as a reference anyway, and you certainly don't want to go back to them.

Messing with someone's money is a big NO-NO, especially when they are costing you $400 for a second time. Heck no, I wouldn't give these people notice. There are some great companies out there hiring right now.

Feel free to contact me by email if you would like some more detailed information about the companies I narrowed my search down to. I was very sceptical about trusting another company with the bad luck I've had (just as you have) in the last few years, but I think I finally found somewhere I can be happy at for a long, long time (of course only time will tell, but I'm feeling very optimistic).

:) Best of luck to you!
They don't want the MTs to speak with SM
each other because they might share information on line rate, how easy/hard the accounts are and MOSTLY because they do have favorites who get flexible schedules, high line rate and cake accounts and they don't want groups of people emailing each other and discovering this.
speak for yourself
I have a friend who works there and makes over 75,000 a year.
Speak for yourself
I think you have it backwards. There has never been any mass exodus unless you consider 3-4 people a mass exodus. Actually, those 3-4 people might still be with the company if not for a certain someone who egged them on until they quit. This person herself stayed on for another couple of years trying to stir the pot with complaints about fabricated events. This person finally left a few months ago.

Crap happens, no matter where you are, who you are, or what you do.

Transcend is STILL a good place to work.

Too bad so many people don't have the wherewithall to actually work for a company longer than a few weeks before they come to false conclusions about a place and then quit.
speak for yourself
I have been an MT now for 7-1/2 years and make 50K. Not sure of how many babysitters do that in 40 hours.
I can't speak for everyone, but I like it here
I have a great lead, who is very knowledgeable, kind and even funny at times - and she tries her best to keep things running smoothly, and pleasant. I don't know how the other leads are, but I would at least give them a chance. I've got no complaints.
Did you really speak to him?
I was a one of those MTs who made 3cpl.  If he denies that they pay newbies this amount...he is lying.  If he denies that you have to wait a month or more to be paid...he is lying...unless something has changed.
I can't speak for anybody else,
but as far as these posts go, I use the same initials all the time, so no, I haven't posted multiple times under different names, but I do know of several people who quit this place because of the owners nastiness, and lack of work. Even a QA person quit who was getting paid hourly, in one week she had a total of 6 hours work, nobody can live on that. I was there eight months and they kept promising me work, but it never came. It's landmark and made up of disgruntled ex-MQers.
Can't speak for all MTs but I have been
MTing for about 5 years and looking to get out of this field.  I do not want to be an old timer.  I have found out that hard work does not always pay off in this field.  I worked 7 days a week with this company because I was eager to learn the account, learn the dictators and bring up my line count.  When my lines got into the extra money range -- BOOM - here come dictators that were not around previously.  I'm sick and tired of the games MTSOs play and don't want to complain about the same thing 25 years from now.  The other thing is this - they are looking for people to work the holiday with no incentive.  As far as I'm concerned - let the owner of the company work.  I'm tired of their games.   
Not everyone is smart enough to get out of a terrible work enviornment, and that is why they are still in business.
please don't speak for all of us

I have no interest in this company either, but I dislike board bullies who tell people what they should or should not post about.  Another pet peeve -- responders with check the archives reply.  We can post and respond to what we like -- we do not need people (besides moderators) patrolling these boards.  Think Dwight on The Office . . . . you are he!


Can't speak for everyone else, but...
I got fed up with everyone bashing me for making positive comments! I love my job at Keystrokes. I have been here since January and am very satisfied with my primary account and my direct deposit paychecks.

I have answered several posters requesting information about Keystrokes, but, frankly, I do not appreciate the negativity I was shown in response from some anonymous posters. Therefore, I chose not to respond to this post - but I guess I did, anyway!
I can't speak for TT
but I use the cntr I feature where I work and what I see is what I get paid for, this already has headers and footers taken out, and I don't find anything amiss with it. I find it to be very fair and accurate. Guess every company has their own way of what they count and what they don't and is totally up to their discretion.
I can only speak for myself, but (sm)
I was told that my doctors would be about 50:50.  That was 2 years ago.  I have since added several backup accts that have more ESLs than the original one; but I have yet to encounter one where I had that bad of a time with it.  Like the above poster said, you can pretty much figure out what they are saying by looking at samples; also, as someone else said, more than allowed # of blanks, give to QA.  I wish I knew what this acct was everybody is complaining about (I'm thinking it might be the one I do).  First initial of the place maybe?  Can we do that?
I cannot speak for others, but I was .....sm
asked to go part-time.  I basically lost all my benefits when I went part-time though.  They worked with me for as long as they could, but we just came to an agreement and that is what I did.  I am not sure what others have done though, so I would go to your supervisor and tell her your concerns and see what you can work out with them, as they tried their best to work with me, so they should work with you.  Good luck. 
You speak for most of us
Have to speak up here.
Amphion's accounts used various degrees of BOS and some none at all. In fact, there were accounts that required you to capitalize every drug, generic or name brand. They don't strictly follow the AAMT BOS, they follow their own rules, and many different ones at that.
That does not mean they do not speak clearly.
please don't speak for me
we are ALL not in a sad state. and ya know what.... right now this is my dream job. I'm happy as a clam.
Speak for yourself. 50K is OK with me. nm

Can't speak for others, but
I've never even come close to running out of work. The platform is great, there's a fair amount of flexibility, and the people are absolutely wonderful. Webmedx was just named 2008 AHDI Employer of the Year -- and it didn't surprise me at all!

yourself.  There is every arrangement from nuts to diapers in this industry. People need to learn to speak their own experience what happenned, not conjecture.  In turn, let people speak their opinion and dont say they're so wrong.  I have worked in manyh responsible jobs in m life... in hospitals.  Nothing has come close to beating me up like this industry.  And I'm working on it! 
Well, at least they speak...
...the same language....sort of!
I can't speak for TT...
But I have worked for Keystrokes, and I found management there to be extremely flaky.  I guess it depends on what exactly you are looking for.  The pay is okay.  They are pretty flexible with scheduling, but you will not get overtime there despite the fact that many leads there push for the MTs to work overtime on a regular basis.  I'm sure there are other MTs here who work for them and can give you additional opinions.
Speak for yourself!
I get so tired of hearing the discouraging side of this job. I for one am very happy and do very well as being an MT. I make 11 cpl/60-character line, have excellent health insurance (110.00 a month for family), and the flexibility of working the hours I want to. I have worked for a hospital for 17 years, been home now for about 13 of those years. I am an employee and could go nowhere else and make 25 to 28.00 an hour like I'm currently doing. We all need to support each other. There are good jobs out there, but sometimes you have to look for them or make the best of the job you do have.
You donít speak for everyone- should be I want her here
You are assuming because apparently not everyone delights in her postings.
Speak for yourself, but I'm a rather shapely 56-y-o MT whose been sm
transcribing over 30 years.  I stay trim making several trips to the fridge daily. 
I'm a recruiter. I can only speak for myself, but
I would never post a rah-rah email on a board. Maybe others do, but it really kinda makes me sick to my stomach to think that they might.

I keep an eye on the boards, but I certainly don't run to management to report on State of the Boards. If they want to know, they can read it themselves!

Good thoughts in the post above, though!
Once again you are way off base. I can only speak for myself
and about 20 other people who left OSi a little while back and we are all doing great, couldn't be happier, all working for a great company with awesome people. To be quite honest with you....you are our entertainment!

If things were so good at OSi you wouldn't be on here trying to draw MTs in for them. OSi is over, face it punkin!
I would speak with a recruiter
The line rate could vary according to experience, office, account, etcetera. I only know what I was offered and would not want to steer anyone in the wrong direction. As I said before, it was about midline according to what most nationals are offering, but the great account I have plus the wonderful platform allow me to make more in the longrun with increased production. I have been with 3 other nationals and really feel I have found my "home" with Cymed.
I'd really like to speak to you about radiology at MQ.
Can I email you or would you email me?


Thank you!

why speak of loyalty when as MTs
Hasn't anyone noticed? This business is a sweat shop.... these MTSO have it made. They get cheap offshore workers and housewives and moms dying to work at home, busting their butts, turning their homes into sweatshops. Be loyal to WHOM? The company that treats you like crap and CUTS YOUR PAY and talks to you like you are an idiot? Oh yeah, RIGHT hahahaha you are nutso babes!
"We have all tried that?" How can you speak for everyone? sm

I did complain and received a tertiary account.  It did get a bit slow for a few weeks around the holidays, but everything seems full speed ahead now and I have more work that I can get done.  I never considered quitting.   MDI has been very good to me.  Sorry your experience was not the same.  :(


Sorry..but if you speak the truth, you are
The archives and the history speak louder than your words
Don't speak for me-you don't know who I work for
I already stated I do not work for JLG. You said you wasted 2 weeks on an interviewing process which you later recanted by stating you weren't applying for a job, so your credibility is shot to smithereens. If I were to place all my confidence in your vague, childlike claims based on your 2 weeks of interaction with the company, then I would classify myself as having a low IQ.

On the other hand, anyone here reading this (ugly word edited for the moderator's sake) thread can do a Google search based on the owner's name and find postings going back greater than a decade. They can then read those postings and use their higher level IQs to formulate an informed opinion/decision of the owner. Since I've had the benefit of reading the owner's posting for a decade, I have formed an opinion of her that blocks out your (ugly word left out for the moderator's benefit) brief, biased and vague claims of lying which you have yet to provide clear details of. With each post, it appears your IQ drops.
I can only speak to Medware--sm

Medware's line rate is acceptable to me because switching to an employee status with them meant we save about $500 a month on insurance costs and the plan I'm on is about the same and better in some areas than my previous health insurance. Plus, included in those costs are life and vision insurance I didn't have on the exorbitant health-only premiums we were paying.

This is just something to think about--it may not affect you at all.  Full time with Medware is 32 to 40 hours per week and 5000 lines.  If you fail to complete either of those in a two-week pay period, you risk losing your benefits and so far managment is not saying when you would be eligible to get them back. Since you are not eligible for PTO until after a year of service, if you have young children who might become ill or care for an elderly adult, or you or your spouse become ill--this could put your benefits in jeopardy.   Once you have PTO, it woud probably not be a concern unless it was an extended situation, which they say they will treat on an individual basis.

I've never encountered a policy like this before.  I believe it is new to Medware and they seem to be making it up as they go along.  To me, it is one more way of raping today's MT.

Speak for yourself, not all the other MTs. That's where you went wrong. nm
Speak for yourself. I tell the truth with my
applicants and I also play on the bad of the position so there are no surprises. Don't call ME a liar. I am out to hire a person because I know they are good, not to get a head in the door. You know not of what you speak and if you have dealt with a recruiter who does that, I am sorry, but not all of us are.

Some of us have ethics and would not treat you any differently than we would want to be treated and those who know ME know that and those who have dealt with ME know that. I also will not recruit for just any company. I have to believe in that company. I left a perfectly great paying job because I did not like the ethics of one company I recruited for and yes, there are some that want you to lie. I won't do it.

Anyone in this industry that knows ME knows that I will not do underhanded tactics to get someone in the door and they know my reputation. So please speak for yourself. When you say that, I know with certainty that I am not included in your words and to be honest, I don't believe you know what you are talking about.
Need to personally speak with

Anyone out there who works for Accu-Script located in Lake Orion, Michigan?

I can't speak for all companies but sm
for companies for whom I have worked, the inability to carry over hours is to encourage workers to buy back their time off instead of taking it, because many, like you, find themselves at the end of the year with PTO and the inability or unwillingness to take it. They would rather pay the extra than to have a reduction in manpower. Not all companies are like that but being a former supervisor, that is the modus operandi for assurance of a full workforce.
Again, I can only speak from my experience ...
I hope that others will chime in with their own.  But in the time that I've been here (and it's been a long time) the sound has been consistently bad on all of the accounts that I type, some worse than others. 
Can't speak for other accounts but..
I have 1 on the two accounts I work on.  I haven't heard anyone else gripe about any ESLs that work here either.  I just know, I have found the place in which I will retire.  My search is over.  FINALLY.
DQS is great! Can't speak as to DSG
I never worked for them before.  I'm at Medquist and we have DQS and I love it.  I recently started another platform and it is no where near as fast or easy as DQS.  LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!
I can't speak to the other company, but regarding TTS
their pay is the lowest I've heard of. They don't pay on time. They have weak management (who worked at another company and got fired.. then went to another one and got fired again!). I worked there and left.
That was FIRST RATE! You definitely speak for
I'm behind ya 100%!
Well I cannot speak for Futuremet
but Transcend is running contests.  You get a chance to win $25 gift certificates from Amazon.
you speak the truth 100%!!!
The recruiter tells you things she knows NOTHING about.  The platform is bulky, it is awful, you do NOT get paid for all that stuff you have to MANUALLY fill in with the demographics, and do not get paid for headers, etc.  That is the most stupidiest (is that a word haha) platform I have ever have to deal with.  It will take about 20 hours to get 1200 lines.  My fingers were about to fall off until I said NO MORE....and I bailed.  I was making NO money.
Hey Webby - you don't speak for all of us; sm
I have 5 accounts and 1 is high ESL and 1 is maybe poor audio. Please refrain from blanket statements - it distorts the truth.
they can speak as quickly as they want to? sm
WHAT? That is an insane statement. What is worse than a doc who is racing through his dictations, almost nothing worse in my opinion, it's my pet peeve I think (hides)
I can't speak for Keystrokes
but Transtech has been the best company I have ever worked for (25+ years' experience). There are many good things about TT on this board, and they are all true. Good luck with your decision.